The Blues: A Smithsonian Collection of Classic Blues Singers

Release date
1 Jan 1993
Running length
93 tracks
Running time
308:06

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1 Blind Lemon Jefferson - That Black Snake Moan 2:59 3,876
2 Blind Lemon Jefferson - Broke and Hungry Blues 3:00 925
3 Blind Lemon Jefferson - Match Box Blues 2:53 22,534
4 Papa Charlie Jackson - Shake That Thing 3:05 1,055
5 Ma Rainey - Shave 'em Dry 2:40 636
6 Ma Rainey - Countin' the Blues 3:21 1,363
7 Bessie Smith - Jailhouse Blues 3:16 1,483
8 Bessie Smith - Mama's Got the Blues 2:55 3,173
9 Bessie Smith - Back Water Blues 3:17 17,934
10 Sippie Wallace - Special Delivery Blues 3:26 908
11 Sara Martin - Death Sting Me Blues 2:46 642
12 Barbecue Bob - Barbecue Blues 3:15 5,184
13 Jaybird Coleman - Mean Trouble Blues 3:06 127
14 Alger "Texas" Alexander - Long Lonesome Day Blues 3:05 0
15 Jim Jackson - Kansas City Blues, Parts 1 & 2 6:35 71
16 Furry Lewis - Why Don't You Come Home Blues 5:07 5,908
17 Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground 3:19 16,865
18 Cannon's Jug Stompers - Minglewood Blues 3:43 11,566
19 Tommy Johnson - Cool Drink of Water Blues 3:26 14,570
20 Tommy Johnson - Big Road Blues 3:21 14,173
21 Henry Thomas - Bull Doze Blues 3:26 4,267
22 Leroy Carr - How Long, How Long Blues, Part 1 3:08 8
1 Leroy Carr - Blues Before Sunrise 3:30 3,804
2 Frank Stokes - Downtown Blues 3:14 9,401
3 Mississippi John Hurt - Stack O'Lee Blues 2:58 5,858
4 'Peg Leg' Howell - Rolling Mill Blues 3:07 10
5 Lonnie Johnson - Mr. Johnson's Blues No. 2 2:58 1
6 Charley Patton - Pony Blues 2:59 26,106
7 Roosevelt Sykes - Forty-Four Blues 3:07 141
8 Memphis Minnie - Bumble Bee Blues 2:58 5,093
9 Memphis Minnie - I'm so glad 2:43 712
10 Speckled Red - The Dirty Dozens No. 1 3:14 131
11 Sleepy John Estes - Diving Duck Blues 3:15 3,210
12 Memphis Jug Band - K.C. Moan 2:34 10,423
13 Mississippi Sheiks - Sittin' On Top of the World 3:03 3,715
14 Walter Davis - M & O Blues 3:08 92
15 Son House - Dry Spell Blues, Part 1 3:10 190
16 Skip James - Devil Got My Woman 6:15 99,854
17 Bumble Bee Slim - Chain Gang Bound 3:46 853
18 Blind Willie McTell - Broke Down Engine Blues 2:45 18,494
19 Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Blues 2:59 15,100
20 Big Bill Broonzy - I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 2:18 530
21 Kokomo Arnold - Old Original Kokomo Blues 2:56 4,728
22 Cripple Clarence Lofton - Strut That Thing 2:57 1,996
23 Carl Martin - Crow Jane 2:51 500
24 Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go 2:46 46,327
1 Little Brother Montgomery - The First Time I Met You 2:50 124
2 Robert Johnson - I Believe I'll Dust My Broom 2:59 81,901
3 Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues 2:37 124,577
4 Peetie Wheatstraw - Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp 2:35 3,623
5 Sonny Boy Williamson - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 3:03 3,823
6 Sonny Boy Williamson - Sloppy Drunk Blues 3:15 1,548
7 Jimmy Rushing - Sent for You Yesterday 3:40 1,235
8 Big Joe Turner - Roll 'Em Pete 2:54 12,242
9 Big Joe Turner - Wee Baby Blues 7:21 2,154
10 Bukka White - Fixin' to Die Blues 2:45 23,299
11 Blind Boy Fuller - Step It Up and Go 2:57 10,938
12 Tampa Red - Anna Lou Blues 2:54 4,994
13 Big Maceo - Worried life blues 2:51 9,395
14 Washboard Sam - I've Been Treated Wrong 3:16 722
15 T‐Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues 3:17 143
16 T‐Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday 3:05 3
17 Tommy McClennan - Mozelle Blues 2:57 324
18 Louis Jordan - It's A Low Down Dirty Shame 4:49 364
19 Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Cherry Red 2:59 547
20 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - That's All Right 2:57 21,966
21 Charles Brown - Drifting blues 2:59 1,066
22 Wynonie Harris - Mr. Blues Jumped the Rabbit 2:52 242
23 John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen' 2:44 21,256
24 Lightnin' Hopkins - Tim Moore's Farm 2:41 952
25 Jimmy Witherspoon - No Rollin' Blues 5:35 4,196
1 Muddy Waters - Louisiana Blues 2:56 75,612
2 Muddy Waters - Honey Bee 3:25 60,396
3 Lowell Fulson - Reconsider Baby 3:11 44,308
4 Sonny Boy Williamson - Eyesight to the Blind 3:01 8,854
5 Jimmy and Mama Yancey - Monkey Woman Blues 4:02 286
6 Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog 2:58 80,260
7 Junior Parker - Mystery Train 2:24 7,095
8 Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man 3:06 2,353
9 Joe Williams - Every Day I Have the Blues 4:37 19,258
10 Howlin’ Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin' 3:08 203
11 Elmore James - The Sky Is Cryin' 2:54 194
12 Memphis Slim - Woman Blues Boogie 3:10 8
13 Bobby "Blue" Bland - Farther Up The Road 2:59 10,025
14 Bobby "Blue" Bland - I'll Take Care Of You 4:31 14,040
15 Buddy Guy - The First Time I met The Blues 2:19 4,135
16 Lightnin' Slim - Rooster Blues 2:42 2,432
17 Otis Rush - So Many Roads, so Many Trains 3:11 27,733
18 Jimmy Reed - Big Boss Man 2:47 50,187
19 Ray Charles - I Got a Woman 2:52 189,667
20 Henry Johnson - Join the Army 3:38 142
21 Latimore - Let's Straighten It Out 5:30 7,193
22 Cephas & Wiggins - Dog Days Of August 5:13 259

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