Release Date: November 4, 1997
Recording Time: 41 minutes
Recording Date: 1949 - February, 1966
Styles: Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues, Regional Blues, Swamp Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues
This 16-track collection rounds up the usual favorites (Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee," Arthur Gunter's "Baby Let's Play House," Lazy Lester's "Sugar Coated Love," Lightnin' Slim's "Rooster Blues") along with others less often anthologized like Jerry McCain's "My Next Door Neighbor" and "That's What They Want," Leroy Washington's "Wild Cherry," Jimmy Anderson's "Naggin'," Whispering Smith's "I Tried So Hard" and the alternate take of Lazy Lester's "I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter." A solid mid-line collection that makes a perfect introduction into the blues side of this legendary label.
by Cub Koda
Credits: Jimmy Anderson - composer, performer, primary artist; The Blue Rockers - primary artist; Audrey Butler - composer; Mark Dee - composer; Earley Dranne - composer; Cornelius Green - composer; Arthur Neal Gunter - composer, performer, primary artist; Slim Harpo - composer, performer, primary artist; Silas Hogan - composer, performer, primary artist; Lazy Lester - performer, primary artist; Lightnin' Slim - performer, primary artist; Lonesome Sundown - performer, primary artist; Jerry "Boogie" McCain - composer, performer, primary artist; J.D. Miller - composer; James Moore - composer; Whispering Smith - composer, performer, primary artist; Leroy Washington - composer, performer, primary artist; Jerry West - composer.
Tracks: 1) I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo; 2) Baby Let's Play House - Arthur Neal Gunter; 3) Calling All Cows - The Blue Rockers; 4) That's What They Want - Jerry "Boogie" McCain; 5) I'm a Lover Not a Fighter - Lazy Lester; 6) My Next Door Neighbor - Jerry "Boogie" McCain; 7) Wild Cherry - Leroy Washington; 8) Sugar Coated Love - Lazy Lester; 9) Rooster Blues - Lightnin' Slim; 10) Gonna Stick to You Baby - Lonesome Sundown; 11) Trouble at Home Blues - Silas Hogan; 12) Naggin' - Jimmy Anderson; 13) I Tried So Hard - Whispering Smith; 14) My True Life - Leroy Washington; 15) I'm Evil - Lightnin' Slim; 16) Shake Your Hips - Slim Harpo.