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Blues Masters (Vol. 2) Postwar Chicago Blues by Various Artists

Label: Rhino Records.
Release Date: November 10, 1992.
Recording Time: 48 minutes.
Release Info: Studio Recording.

Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Regional Blues, Harmonica Blues, Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues.

Excellent 18 track compendium of all the major movers and shakers who helped shape the Chicago blues scene in the 50s. Everyone is well represented here, and major stars like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf stand next to behind-the-scenes geniuses like Earl Hooker and Jody Williams for an interesting, and accurate, blend. - Review by Cub Koda.

Credits: Billy Boy Arnold - harmonica; Harold Ashby - sax (tenor); Baby Face Leroy - performer, primary artist; Lefty Bates - guitar; Fred Below - drums; Eddie Boyd - composer, drums, performer, primary artist; Harold Burrage - piano; Ernest Cotton - sax (tenor); Ernest "Big" Crawford - bass; Bo Diddley - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Willie Dixon - bass, composer, vocals; Alfred Elkins - bass; Leroy Foster - drums, vocals; Al Galvin - drums; Jarrett Gibson - sax (tenor); Jerome Green - maracas; Bob Guthrie - drums; Buddy Guy - guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Donald Hankins - sax (baritone); Red Holloway - sax (tenor); Earl Hooker - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Big Walter Horton - harmonica; Howlin' Wolf - composer, harmonica, performer, primary artist, vocals; Walter Jacobs - composer; Earnest Johnson - bass; William Johnson - guitar; Ed Jones - sax (tenor); Hosea Lee Kennard - piano; Frank Kirkland - drums; Lafayette Leake - piano; J.B. Lenoir - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Little Walter - harmonica, performer, primary artist, vocals; Bob Little - drums; Robert Lockwood, Jr. - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Mel London - composer; Magic Sam - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Mama Reed - vocals; L.C. McKinley - guitar; Jack Meyers - bass; Eurreal Montgomery - composer; Joe Montgomery - piano; Little Brother Montgomery - piano; Dave Myers - guitar; Louis Myers - guitar; Bob Neely - sax (tenor); Odie Payne, Jr. - drums; Carlson Oliver - sax (tenor); Earl Phillips - drums; A.C. Reed - sax (tenor); Jimmy Reed - composer, guitar, harmonica, performer, primary artist, vocals; Jimmy Rogers - composer, guitar, performer, vocals; Jimmy Rogers & His Trio - performer, primary artist; Otis Rush - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Johnny Shines - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Al Smith - bass; Lorenzo Smith - sax (tenor); Otis Spann - piano; Billy Stepney - drums; Hubert Sumlin - guitar; Sunnyland Slim - piano; Mack Thompson - guitar (bass); Ike Turner - guitar; Johnny "Big Moose" Walker - organ; Percy Walker - drums; Muddy Waters - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Junior Wells - composer, performer, primary artist; Jody Williams - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Sonny Boy Williamson II - composer, performer, primary artist; Sonny Boy Williamson I - harmonica, performer, vocals.

Tracks: 1) Rollin' & Tumblin' Part 1 - Baby Face Leroy Trio; 2) Just Make Love to Me - Muddy Waters; 3) That's All Right - Jimmy Rogers And His Trio; 4) Off the Wall - Little Walter And The Night Cats; 5) Don't Start Me to Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson; 6) Evening Sun - Johnny Shines; 7) Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf; 8) I'm a Man - Bo Diddley; 9) Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd; 10) Sweet Woman (From Maine) - Robert Jr. Lockwood; 11) Mama Talk to Your Daughter - J.B. Lenoir; 12) Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed; 13) You May - Jody Williams; 14) All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Otis Rush; 15) All Your Love - Magic Sam; 16) First Time I Met the Blues - Buddy Guy; 17) Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker; 18) Little by Little - Junior Wells.