Label: Rhino Records.
Release Date: October 13, 1992.
Recording Time: 60 minutes.
Release Info: Studio Recording.
Recording Date: April, 1927 - February, 1987.
Styles: Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock, Country Blues, Early R&B, Electric Harmonica Blues, Juke Joint Blues, Jump Blues, Modern Electric Texas Blues, Piano Blues, Pre-War Gospel Blues, Soul, Swing, Urban Blues, West Coast Blues, Acoustic Texas Blues, Electric Texas Blues.
The best that the Lone Star state has had to offer over a 60 year period is right here, from Blind Lemon Jefferson's "Match Box Blues" (1927 ) to Stevie Ray Vaughn's live version of "Flood Down In Texas (Texas Flood)" from 1986. This compilation also features great sides by The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, and Albert Collins. As a introduction to the Texas blues style, this is a pretty darn good one. - Review by Cub Koda.
Credits: James Austin - producer; Martin Banks - trumpet; Duke Barker - drums; Leard Bell - drums; Big Tiny - sax (tenor); Arthur Blake - bass; Zuzu Bollin - composer, guitar, performer, vocals; Oscar Lee Bradley - drums; Willie Bridges - sax (baritone), sax (tenor); Charles Brown - composer, performer, Piano, vocals; Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - guitar, performer, vocals; Mike Buck - drums; Chris Clarke - research; Gary Coleman - sax (tenor); Albert Collins - guitar, performer; Leroy Cooper - sax (baritone); Johnny Copeland - guitar, performer, vocals; Pee Wee Crayton - guitar, performer; Bill Davis - bass; Link Davis - composer; Maxwell Davis - sax (tenor); Pluma Davis - trombone; Cornell Dupree - guitar; Arthur Edwards - bass; The Fabulous Thunderbirds - performer; Keith Ferguson - bass; Bob Fisher - remastering; Buddy Floyd - sax (tenor); Fred Ford - sax (baritone); Anson Funderburgh - guitar, performer; Geoff Gans - art direction; Octave Gaspard - brass band; Lloyd Glenn - piano; Lillian Glinn - performer; Alan Govenar - liner notes; Bill Greensmith - research; Peter Guralnick - series consultant; Rachel Gutek - design; Lionel Hampton - piano; Bill Harvey - sax (tenor); Henry Hayes - sax (alto); Herbert Henderson - drums; Joel Hopkins - guitar; Lightnin' Hopkins - guitar, performer, vocals; Blind Lemon Jefferson - guitar, performer, vocals; Gerald Jemmott - bass; Billy Johnson - bass; Candy Johnson - drums; David Lee Johnson - piano; Don Johnson - trumpet; Ray Johnson - bass; King Curtis - sax (tenor); Freddie King - guitar, performer; Trevor Lawrence - sax (tenor); Chris Layton - drums; Ron Leavy - organ; Jerry Leiber - composer; Pete "Guitar" Lewis - guitar; Mance Lipscomb - guitar, performer, vocals; John Manning - sax (tenor); Percy Mayfield - performer; Matt McCabe - piano; Curtis Mitchell - trumpet; Frank Mitchell - trumpet; Paul Monday - piano; Johnny Moore's Three Blazers - composer, guitar; Sylvester Morton - drums; Herbert Myers - sax (tenor); Sam Myers - harmonica, vocals; Ted Myers - research; David "Fathead" Newman - sax (alto); Chuck Norris - guitar; Johnny Otis - drums, vocals (background); Glenn Parsons - design; Brigid Pearson - design; Philippe Rault - engineer; Ken Rice - drums; Ernie Royal - trumpet; Marshall Royal - sax (alto); Joseph Scott - composer; Tommy Shannon - bass; Bobby Simmons - trumpet; Rhandy Simmons - bass; Frankie Lee Sims - composer, guitar, performer, vocals; Mike Stoller - composer; George Stubbs - piano; Big Mama Thornton - performer; Traditional - composer; Jimmie Vaughan - guitar; Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitar, performer, vocals; James Von Streeter - sax (tenor); T-Bone Walker - composer, guitar, performer, vocals; George Washington - trombone; Hubert Washington - drums; Frank Wess - sax (tenor); Devonia Williams - piano; Eddie Williams - bass, composer; Kim Wilson - harmonica, vocals; Marc Wilson - drums; Albert Winston - bass; Lee Young - drums.
Tracks: 1) Match Box Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson; 2) Cravin' a Man Blues - Lillian Glinn; 3) Driftin' Blues - Charles Brown; 4) Short Haired Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins; 5) Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker; 6) Lucy Mae Blues - Frankie Lee Sims; 7) Texas Hop - Pee Wee Crayton; 8) Please Send Me Someone to Love - Percy Mayfield; 9) Why Don't You Eat Where You Slept Last Night? - Zu Zu Bollin; 10) Hound Dog - Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton; 11) Okie Dokie Stomp - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown; 12) Freeze - Albert Collins And His Rhythm Rockers; 13) Ella Speed - Mance Lipscomb; 14) Down on Bended Knee - Johnny Copeland; 15) Stumble - Freddy King; 16) C-Boy's Blues - The Fabulous Thunderbirds; 17) Flood Down in Texas - Steve Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble; 18) Changing Neighborhoods - Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets.