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Female Blues Singers: Milestones of Legends (10 CDS)
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Mamie Smith is hailed as the first female singer ever to record a Blues-song in 1920, nearly a century ago. Singers like her and her successful colleagues Bessie and Clara Smith (no relation) of the 1920s and Beyoncé today are seemingly worlds apart, but the latter would be almost unthinkable without the great singers, who are gathered on these 10 CDs. Anyone doubting that should watch the movie "Cadillac Records", in which Beyoncé plays (and sings!) the young Etta James so convincingly, that one can’t but wish for the superstar to eventually record a blues tribute album of her own.

Bessie Smith remains the "Empress of the Blues", as her work continues to be honored in new editions ever since the 1960s. One gets to hear her in direct comparison with her and Clara with some of the duets that can be found here, alongside those with Louis Armstrong. Memphis Minnie played the guitar herself, as her male colleagues regularly did, and also wrote her own music, making her a pioneer in that respect. Since the beginning jazz musicians often accompanied the early blues divas, so that the musical boundaries to jazz were rather permeable. Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Ethel Waters stand out in that area.

Big Maybelle, Big Mama Thornton, Ruth Brown and Etta James marked the next big step, giving birth to Rhythm'n'Blues, Rock & Roll and Soul. With artists like Odetta, a role model for Bob Dylan or Joan Baez on the US folk scene, and the rediscovery of Bessie Smith, beloved and revered by Janis Joplin, the influence of the great blues stylists has remained evident to this day.

CD 1
MAMIE SMITH

1. That Thing Called Love (Perry Bradford) 3.13
2. You Can't Keep a Good Man Down 3.19
(Perry Bradford)
3. Crazy Blues (Perry Bradford) 3.24
4. It's Right Here for You (If You Don't Get It 2.56
-'Taint No Fault O' Mine) (Dickeson, Belledna)
5. Fare Thee Honey Blues (Perry Bradford) 2.46
6. The Road Is Rocky 3.06
(But I Am Gonna Find My Way) (Perry Bradford)
7. Mem'ries of You Mammy (Perry Bradford) 3.18
8. If You Don't Want Me Blues (Perry Bradford) 3.20
9. Don't Care Blues (Perry Bradford) 3.03
10. Frankie Blues (Marion Dickerson) 3.11
Mamie Smith (voc) with Rega Orchestra (1, 2): Ernest
Elliot (cl) Ed Cox (cornet) Dope Andrews (tb) Leroy
Parker (vl) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p) with her Jazz
Hounds (3-9): Ernest Elliot (cl) Addington Major or
Johnny Dunn (cornet) Dope Andrews (tb) Leroy
Parker (vl) Willie "The Lion" Smith, Porter Grainger
(p) George Howell (drs) unknown (bj) Track 10: Acc.
by Her Jazz Hounds: Chink Johnson, Harry Hull (brass
bass) Johnny Dunn (cornet) Buster Bailey (cl) Phil
Worde (p) Rest unknown
Recorded in New York City on February 14, August 10,
September 12, November 5 & 6, 1920 and February 22, 1921

BESSIE SMITH

11. Down Hearted Blues (Hunter, Austin) 3.28
12. Graveyard Dream Blues (I. Cox) 2.47
13. Far Away Blues (G. Brooks) 3.03
14. I´m Going Back to My Used to Be (I. Cox) 2.56
15. Any Woman´s Blues (L. Austin) 3.28
16. Chicago Bound Blues (L. Austin) 3.19
17. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 3.13
18. Wreckless Blues (F. Longshaw) 3.06
19. Sobbin´ Hearted Blues (Braford, Layer, Davis) 3.01
20. Cold in Hand Blues (Gee, Langshaw) 3.15
21. Cake Walkin´ Babies from Home 3.12
(Smith, Troy, Williams)
22. Dixie Flyer Blues (Bessie Smith) 3.12
Bessie Smith (voc) (11): Clarence Williams (p)
(12): Jimmy Jones (p) (13,14): Clara Smith (voc)
Fletcher Henderson (p) (15): Fletcher Henderson (p)
(16): Don Redman (cl) Fletcher Henderson (p)
(17-20): Louis Armstrong (cornet) Fred Longshaw (reed
organ, piano) (21): acc. by Henderson´s Hot Six: Joe
Smith (cornet) Charlie Green (tb) Buster Bailey (cl)
Coleman Hawkins (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p)
Charlie Dixon (bj) Bob Escidero (tuba)
Recorded in NYC on February 16, September 26, October 4
& 16, December 4, 1923, January 14, May 5 and 15, 1925

Total Time 69.39

CD 2
CLARA SMITH

1. Down in the Mouf' Blues (Clara Smith) 3.06
2. Low Land Moan (PD) 3.27
3. Woman to Woman (PD) 3.24
4. You're Getting Old on Your Job (PD) 3.16
5. What Makes You Act Like That? (Clara Smith) 3.09
6. You Had Too Much (PD) 3.21
7. Don't Wear It Show (Clara Smith) 3.19
Clara Smith (voc) Track 1: Porter Grainger (p)
Track 2 & 3: Ed Allen (cornet) J. C. Johnson (p)
Tracks 4-7: Lonnie Johnson (p, voc) Alex Hill (p)
Recorded in NYC on July 21, September 9,
and October 31, 1930

MA RAINEY

8. Chain Gang Blues (Spencer Williams) 3.08
9. Wringing and Twisting Blues (Ma Rainey) 2.55
10. Dead Drunk Blues (Ma Rainey) 2.51
11. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Ma Rainey) 3.12
12. New Boweavil Blues (Ma Rainey) 2.54
13. Moonshine Blues (Ma Rainey) 2.56
14. Deep Moanin' Blues (PD) 2.43
Ma Rainey (voc) Track 8 & 9: Joe Smith (cornet)
Charlie Green (tb) Buster Bailey (cl) Coleman Hawkins(ts) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj)
Track 10: Hop Hopkins (p) Track 11-13: Shirley Clay
(cornet) Ike Rodgers (tb) Rest unknown
Track 14: Tampa Red (Kazoo) Tom Dorsey (p)
Rest unknown
Recorded in NYC January 1926, Chicago August and
December 1927, and June 1928

MEMPHIS MINNIE

15. Has Anyone Seen My Man? (Minnie McCoy) 2.47
16. I Hate to See the Sun Go Down (Minnie McCoy) 2.46
17. Ice Man (Come on Up) (Minnie McCoy) 3.00
18. Hoodoo Lady (Minnie McCoy) 3.05
19. I'm a Bad Luck Woman (Minnie McCoy) 3.04
20. Black Cat Blues (Minnie McCoy) 2.57
21. Good Morning (Minnie McCoy) 3.01
Memphis Minnie (voc, git) Track 15 & 16: Charlie
McCoy (mandolin) Rest unknown
Track 17 & 18: Rest unknown Track 19-21: Rest
unknown
Recorded in Chicago on June 23, 1938, February 18,
and May 27,1936

Total Time 64.28

CD 3

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE MILESTONES OF LEGENDS

1. I Looked Down The Line (And I Wondered) 3.00
(Rosetta Tharpe)
2. Sit Down (Rosetta Tharpe) 2.22
3. Stand by Me (C.A. Tindley) 2.54
4. Rock Me (T.A. Dorsey) 2.48
5. That's All (Rosetta Tharpe) 2.38
6. I Want to Live so God Can Use Me (R.T.) 2.35
7. I Claim Jesus First (T.A. Dorsey) 2.43
8. Strange Things Happening Every Day (R.T.) 2.54
9. Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread 2.59
(B. Hanighen)
10. Don't Take Everybody to Be Your Friend 2.29
(Tharpe, Nubin)
11. How Far from God (Rosetta Tharpe) 3.00
12. When I Move to the Sky (Rosetta Tharpe) 2.57
13. Jesus Is Here to Stay (Tharpe, Price) 2.52
14. Oh When I Come to the End of My Journey 3.00
(Rosetta Tharpe)
15. Beams of Heaven (C.A. Tindley) 2.44
16. Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air 2.34
(Rosetta Tharpe)
17. My Journey to the Sky (Rosetta Tharpe) 3.15
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (voc, git) with Lucky Millinder
& His Orch.: Chiefie Scot, Archie Johnson, Nelson
Bryant (tp) George Stevenson, Floyd Brady, Edward
Morant (tb) George James, Ted Barnett (as) Stafford
Simon (ts) Ernest Purce (brs) Bill Doggett (p) Trevor
Bacon (gi) Abe Bolar (b) Panama Francis (drs)
Track 5 as 4: but Freddie Webster (tp) Sandy Williams
(tb) Sterling Merlowe (git) George Duvivier repl. Scott
Brady, Bacon, Bolar (6-17): Sammy Price (p) Ben
Moten (b) Ed Bourne (drs) (14-17): Marie Knight (voc)
Recorded in NYC Jan. 10, 1939, March 13, May 9, Nov. 6 1941,
Dec. 12, 1943, Sept. 22, 1944, Jan. 11, and May 1, 1946, July 1,
and Nov. 24, 1947

ETHEL WATERS

18. You Had It Coming to You (Lerner, Oakland) 2.19
19. What Goes up Must Come Down (Koehler, Bloom) 3.03
20. Jeepers Creepers (Warren, Mercer) 2.50
21. Bread and Gravey (H. Carmichael) 2.56
22. They Say (Heymann, Mann, Weiss) 2.30
23. Baby What Else Can I Do? (Marks, Hirsch) 2.58
24. If You Ever Change Your Mind 2.51
(Green, Sigler, Watts)
25. I Just Got a Letter (D. Franklin) 2.26
26. Push Out (Lovejoy, Reed) 2.46
27. Old Man Harlem (Vallee, Carmichael) 2.57
Ethel Waters (voc) acc by Eddie Mallory His Orchestra:
Shirley Clay (tp) Tyree Glenn (tb, vibes) Castor McCord
(ts, cl) William Steiner (as) Reginald Beane (p)
Danny Barker (git) Charles Turner (b) Recorded in NYC
on November 9, 1938, March 27, and June 6, 1939

Total Time 75.22

CD4

ALBERTA HUNTER WITH LOVIE AUSTIN´S
BLUES SERENADERS - CHICAGO LEGENDS

1. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 2.26
2. Moanin' Low (Dietz, Rainger) 4.44
3. Downhearted Blues (Unter, Austin) 2.57
4. Now I'm Satisfied (Alberta Hunter) 2.45
5. Sweet Georgia Brown 6.35
(Bernie, Pinkard, Casey)
6. You Better Change (Alberta Hunter) 5.36
7. C-Jam Blues (Duke Ellington) 2.54
8. Streets Paved with Gold (Alberta Hunter) 3.04
9. Gallion Stomp (Lovie Austin) 3.07
10. I Will Always Be in Love with You 3.26
(Ruby, Green, Stept)
Alberta Hunter (voc) Jimmy Archey (tb)
Darnell Howard (cl) Lovie Austin (p)
Pops Foster (b) Jasper Taylor (drs)
Recorded in Chicago on September 1, 1961

ALBERTA HUNTER / LUCILLE HEGAMIN /
VICTORIA SPIVEY: SONGS WE TAUGHT
YOUR MOTHER

11. I Got Myself a Workin' Man (Alberta Hunter) 3.16
12. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 3.32
13. Black Snake Blues (Victoria Spivey) 4.09
14. I Got a Mind to Ramble (Alberta Hunter) 2.42
15. You'll Want My Love (Hegamin, Williams) 3.00
16. Going Blues (Victoria Spivey) 4.47
17. You Gotta Reap What You Sow 2.43
(Alberta Hunter)
18. Arkansas Blues (Lada, Williams) 3.40
19. Got the Blues so Bad (Victoria Spivey) 3.09
20. Chirpin' the Blues (Alberta Hunter) 3.33
21. Has Anybody Seen My Corine (Graham, Lukie) 4.37
22. Let Him Beat Me (Victoria Spivey) 3.00
Alberta Hunter (voc: 11, 14, 17, 20) Lucille Hegamin (voc:
12, 15, 18, 21) Victoria Spivey (voc: 13, 16, 19, 22) Henry
Goodwin (tp: 2, 5, 8, 11) J.C. Higginbotham (tb: 1, 3,
4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12) Buster Bailey (cl: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12)
Cecil Scott (cl: 2, 5, 8, 11) Cliff Jackson (p: 1, 4, 7, 9, 10,
12) Spivey (p: 3, 6) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p: 2, 5, 8, 11
Sidney De Paris (tuba: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12) Gene Brooks
(drs: 2, 5, 8, 11) Zutty Singleton (drs: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12)
Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, NJ on August 16, 1961

Total Time 79.49

CD 5

IDA COX WITH THE COLEMAN HAWKINS
QUINTET - BLUES FOR RAMPART STREET

1. Blues for Rampart Street (Ida Cox) 3.01
2. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 3.25
3. Fogyism (Ida Cox) 4.33
4. Wild Women Don't Have the Blues (Ida Cox) 3.19
5. Hard Time Blues (Ida Cox) 4.14
6. Cherry Pickin' Blues (Ida Cox) 3.33
7. Hard, Oh Lord (Ida Cox) 3.50
8. Lawdy, Lawdy Blues (Ida Cox) 5.55
9. Death Letter Blues (Ida Cox) 3.42
10. Mama Goes Where Papa Goes (Ager, Yellen) 3.25
Ida Cox (voc) Roy Eldridge (tp)
Coleman Hawkins (ts) Sammy Price (p)
Milt Hinton (b) Jo Jones (dr)
Recorded in New York City on April 12 and 13, 1961

HELEN HUMES
- ´TAIN´T NOBODY´S BIZ-NESS IF I DO

11. You Can Depend on Me 3.22
(Carpenter, Dunlop, Hines)
12. Trouble in Mind (M. Jones) 2.41
13. Among My Souvenirs (Leslie, Nicholls) 3.14
14. Ain't Misbehavin' (Waller, Brooks, Razaf) 4.05
15. Star Dust (Carmichael, Parish) 4.48
16. Bill Bailey (Hughie Cannon) 2.24
17. When I Grow Too Old to Dream 3.38
(Romberg, Hammerstein II)
18. A Good Man Is Hard to Find 3.09
(Edward Green)
19. Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do 2.29
(Grainger, Prince, Willliams)
20. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good 3.29
(Ellington, Webster)
21. When The Saints Go Marching In (PD) 4.04
Helen Humes (voc) Benny Carter (tp)
Frank Rosolino (tb) Teddy Edwards (ts)
Andre Previn (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b)
Shelly Manne or Mel Lewis (drs)
Recorded on January 5 and 27, 1959

Total Time 76.49

CD 6

BIG MAYBELLE

1. Just Want Your Love (M. Smith) 3.19
2. Gabbin' Blues (Kirkland, McCoy) 2.45
3. My Country Man (Kirkland, Wyche) 2.38
4. Rain Down Rain (Kirkland Chase) 3.07
5. Way Back Home (Kirkland, Smith, McCoy) 2.48
6. Stay Away from My Sam (Kirkland, Wyche) 2.35
7. Jinny Mule (Kirkland, Wyche) 2.50
8. Maybelle's Blues (M. Smith) 3.14
9. I've Got a Feeling (S. Wyche) 3.00
10. You'll Never Know (Warren, Gordon) 3.05
Big Maybelle (voc) Joe Wilder (tp: 9 & 10)
Alfred Cobbs (tb: 1-5) Eli Robinson (tb:6-8)
Paul Ricci (as: 9 & 10) Sam "The Man" Taylor (ts)
Dave McRae (brs) James Cannady (git: 1-5)
Brownie McGhee (git: 6-8) Mickey Baker (git: 9 & 10)
Fletcher Smith (p: 1-5) Lee Anderson (p: 6-8)
Al Williams (p: 9 & 10) Grachan Moncur (b: 1-5)
Al Hall (b: 6-8) Lloyd Trotman (b: 9 & 10)
Charlie Smith (drs: 1-3) Marty Wilson (drs: 4-8)
Jimmy Crawford (drs: 9 & 10)
Recorded in NYC on October 8 and 29, 1952 and June 11,
1953, and January 20, 1954

BIG MAMA THORNTON

11. Hound Dog (Leiber, Stoller) 2.53
12. Rock-a-Bye Baby (Morris, Thornton) 2.40
13. Mischievous Boogie (Manning) 2.34
14. Don't Talk Back (Geddins) 2.50
15. You Don't Move Me No More (Thornton) 2.45
16. Just Can't Help Myself (Robey, Thornton) 2.58
17. Stop a-hoppin' on Me (Jenkins) 2.39
18. They Call Me Big Mama (Robey, Thornton) 2.05
19. Walking Blues (Robey, Thornton) 3.02
20. I Smell a Rat (Leiber, Stoller) 2.39
21. I Ain't No Fool Either (Tunero, Robey) 2.23
22. Willie Mae's Blues (Thornton) 2.43
23. Hard Times (Robey, Thornton) 2.14
24. Big Mama's Coming Home (Thornton) 2.28
25. The Fish (Wayne, Springer) 2.45
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton (voc, harmonica)
The Johnny Otis Band (tracks: 12, 16, 19, 20 -23)
Bill Harvey's Orchestra (tracks: 15, 25)
Burt Hendricks And His Orchestra (track: 17)
The Joe Scott Orchestra (track: 13)
Kansas City Bill's Orchestra (tracks: 11, 18)
Recorded in 1951 and 1952

Total Time 69.01

CD 7

ETTA JAMES - AT LAST!

1. Anything to Say You're Mine (S. Thompson) 2.35
2. My Dearest Darling (E. Bocage, P. Gayten) 3.01
3. Trust in Me (Schwartz, Ager, Wever) 2.58
4. A Sunday Kind of Love 3.16
(Leonard, Belle, Prima, Rhodes)
5. Tough Mary (C. Uto) 2.24
6. I Just Want to Make Love to You (W. Dixon) 3.05
7. At Last (Warren, Gordon) 3.01
8. All I Could Do Was Cry (B. Davis) 2.55
9. Stormy Weather (Arlen, Koehler) 3.08
10. Girl of My Dreams 2.21
(Rendered as Boy of My Dreams) (Charles Clapp)
Etta James (voc) The Riley Hampton Orchestra,
arranged and conducted by Riley Hampton
Recorded in Chicago, Illinois, between January
and October 1960

ETTA JAMES - SECOND TIME AROUND

11. Don't Cry Baby 2.27
(Saul Bernie, James Johnson, Stella Unger)
12. Fool That I Am (Floyd Hunt) 2.58
13. One for My Baby 3.28
(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
14. In My Diary 2.36
(Michael Graham, Mark Silverman)
15. Seven Day Fool 3.00
(Billy Davis, Berry Gordy, Jr., Sonny Woods)
16. It's Too Soon to Know 2.48
(Deborah Chessler, E.H. Morris)
17. Dream (Johnny Mercer) 2.25
18. I'll Dry My Tear (Etta James, Clyde Walker) 2.38
19. Plum Nuts (Robert Plummer) 3.00
20. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 2.25
(Duke Ellington, Bob Russell)
Etta James (voc)
arranged and conducted by Riley Hampton
Released on December 14, 1961

Total Time 56.31

CD 8

RUTH BROWN - ROCK & ROLL

1. Lucky Lips (Leiber & Stoller) 2.09
2. As Long as I'm Moving (Charles Calhoun) 2.45
3. Wild Wild Young Men ( A. Nugetre) 2.33
4. Daddy Daddy (Rudolp Toombs) 2.56
5. Mambo Baby (Singleton, McCoy) 2.43
6. Teardrops from My Eyes (Toombs) 2.54
7. Hello Little Boy (Ruth Brown) 2.38
8. Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean 2.56
(Lance, Wallace)
9. 5 -10 -15 Hours (Toombs) 3.15
10. It's Love Baby (Ted Jarrett) 2.43
11. Sentimental Journey (Homer, Green, Brown) 2.37
12. Old Man River (Hammerstein, Kern) 2.16
13. So Long (Melsher, Harris, Morgan) 2.40
14. Oh What a Dream (Chuck Willis) 2.54
Etta James (voc)
Recorded between 1949 and 1956
Album released in 1957

RUTH BROWN - MISS RHYTHM

15. This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' 1.51
(Bobby Darin, Mann Curtis)
16. Just Too Much 2.29
(Carmen Taylor, Gerald Wexler)
17. I Hope We Meet (On the Road Some Day) 2.43
(Rudolph Toombs)
18. Why Me 2.25
(Belford Hendricks, Brook Benton, Ronnie Mack)
19. Somebody Touched Me (Ahmet Ertegun) 2.27
20 When I Get You Baby 2.10
(Jimmy Lewis, Ruth Brown)
21. Jack O' Diamonds (Leiber & Stoller) 2.32
22. I Can't Hear a Word You Say 2.29
(Leiber & Stoller)
23. One More Time 2.40
(Charles Singleton, Rose Marie McCoy)
24. Book of Lies (Connie Moore, Danny Small) 2.33
25. I Can See Everybody's Baby 3.04
(Leroy Kirkland, Mamie Thomas)
26. Show Me (Joe Shapiro, Lou Stallman) 2.36
Ruth Brown (voc)
Album released in 1959

Total Time 68.03

CD 9

LAVERN BAKER SINGS BESSIE SMITH

1. Gimme a Pigfoot (Wesley Wilson) 3.10
2. Baby Doll (Bessie Smith) 3.39
3. On Revival Day (Andy Razaf) 3.15
4. Money Blues (PD) 2.54
5. I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle 4.07
(Perry Bradford)
6. Back Water Blues (Bessie Smith) 4.44
7. Empty Bed Blues (J.C. Johnson) 4.54
8. There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town 2.45
Tonight (PD)
9. Nobody Knows You When You're Down 3.58
and Out (Jimmy Cox)
10. After You've Gone 3.12
(Henry Creamer, Turner Layton)
11. Young Woman's Blues (Bessie Smith) 2.53
12. Preaching the Blues (Bessie Smith) 2.53
LaVern Baker (voc) Buck Clayton (tp)
Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Vic Dickenson (tb)
Paul Quinichette (ts) Jerome Richardson, Sahib
Shihab (brs) Danny Barker (git) Nat Pierce (p)
Wendell Marshall (b) Joe Marshall (drs)
Recorded in New York, January 1958

LAVERN BAKER - BLUES BALLADS

13. I Cried a Tear (Al Julia) 2.37
14. If You Love Me (Parsons, Piaf, Monnot) 2.41
15. You're Teasing Me (Pomus, Schman) 2.17
16. Love Me Right (Kirschner, Darin) 1.56
17. Dix-A-Billy (Harris, Evans, Reardon) 1.54
18. So High so Low (LaVern Baker) 2.08
19. I Waited Too Long (Sedaka, Greenfield) 2.34
20. Why Baby Why (Glaser, Boldl) 2.29
21. Humpty Dumpty Heart (Henry Boye) 2.36
22. It's so Fine (Gordy, Carlo, Green) 2.23
23. Whipper Snapper (Leiber & Stoller) 2.12
24. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) 2.25
LaVern Baker (voc)
Released in 1959

Total Time 70.38

CD 10

Odetta - Sometimes I Feel Like Cryin´

1. Gonna Take My Time (Odetta) 2.08
2. Stranger Here (Odetta) 3.22
3. I've Been Living with the Blues 2.43
(Brownie McGhee)
4. Be My Woman (Odetta) 2.39
5. Poor Man (Odetta) 2.58
6. Empty Pocket Blues (Hays, Seeger) 3.30
7. I Just Can't Keep from Cryin' (Odetta) 2.24
8. Special Delivery (Odetta) 2.51
9. If I Had Wings (Odetta) 3.56
10. Darlin' Baby (Odetta) 2.52
11. Misery Blues (Odetta) 2.59
12. House of the Rising Sun (Odetta) 3.43

Odetta (voc, git) Buck Clayton (tp)
Vic Dickenson (tb) Buster Bailey (cl)
Tedell Saunders (harmonica) Dick Wellstood (p)
Abdul Ahmed Malik, Leonard Gaskin (b)
Panama Francis (drs)
Recorded in NYC in 1962

Odetta And The Blues

13. Hard, Oh Lord (PD) 4.09
14. Believe I'll Go (PD) 3.06
15. Oh, Papa (PD) 3.19
16. How Long Blues (Leroy Carr) 2.11
17. Hogan's Alley (PD) 2.13
18. Leavin' This Mornin' (PD) 2.50
19. Oh, My Babe (PD) 4.25
20. Yonder Comes the Blues (PD) 2.52
21. Make Me a Pallet on the Floor (PD) 3.50
22. Weeping Willow Blues (Paul Carter) 2.38
23. Go Down Sunshine (PD) 2.22
24. Nobody Knows When You're Down 2.24
and Out (James Carr)

Odetta (voc, git) Buck Clayton (tp)
Vic Dickenson (tb) Herb Hall (cl)
Dick Wellstood (p, arranger) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (b)
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd (drs)

Recorded in NYC in 1962

Total Time 72.21