The Blues: A Smithsonian Collection of Classic Blues Singers

Release date
1 Jan 1993
Running length
93 tracks
Running time
311:46

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1 Blind Lemon Jefferson - That Black Snake Moan 2:59 4,003
2 Blind Lemon Jefferson - Broke and Hungry Blues 3:00 942
3 Blind Lemon Jefferson - Match Box Blues 2:53 24,291
4 Papa Charlie Jackson - Shake That Thing 3:05 1,089
5 Ma Rainey - Shave 'em Dry 2:40 663
6 Ma Rainey - Countin' the Blues 3:21 1,425
7 Bessie Smith - Jailhouse Blues 3:16 1,527
8 Bessie Smith - Mama's Got the Blues 2:55 3,293
9 Bessie Smith - Back Water Blues 3:17 18,170
10 Sippie Wallace - Special Delivery Blues 3:26 945
11 Sara Martin - Death Sting Me Blues 2:46 658
12 Barbecue Bob - Barbecue Blues 3:12 5,448
13 Jaybird Coleman - Mean Trouble Blues 3:06 130
14 Alger "Texas" Alexander - Long Lonesome Day Blues 3:05 73
15 Jim Jackson - Kansas City Blues, Parts 1 & 2 6:35 10
16 Furry Lewis - Why Don't You Come Home Blues 5:07 6,069
17 Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground 3:19 20,016
18 Cannon's Jug Stompers - Minglewood Blues 3:43 11,815
19 Tommy Johnson - Cool Drink of Water Blues 3:26 14,934
20 Tommy Johnson - Big Road Blues 3:21 14,512
21 Henry Thomas - Bull Doze Blues 3:26 4,462
22 Leroy Carr - How Long, How Long Blues, Part 1 3:08 12
1 Leroy Carr - Blues Before Sunrise 3:30 3,939
2 Frank Stokes - Downtown Blues 3:14 9,547
3 Mississippi John Hurt - Stack O'Lee Blues 2:58 5,943
4 'Peg Leg' Howell - Rolling Mill Blues 3:07 1
5 Lonnie Johnson - Mr. Johnson's Blues No. 2 2:58 142
6 Charley Patton - Pony Blues 2:58 26,604
7 Roosevelt Sykes - Forty-Four Blues 3:07 134
8 Memphis Minnie - Bumble Bee Blues 2:58 5,130
9 Memphis Minnie - I'm so glad 2:43 761
10 Speckled Red - The Dirty Dozens No. 1 3:14 126
11 Sleepy John Estes - Diving Duck Blues 3:15 3,288
12 Memphis Jug Band - K.C. Moan 2:34 10,834
13 Mississippi Sheiks - Sittin' On Top of the World 3:03 3,781
14 Walter Davis - M & O Blues 3:08 96
15 Son House - Dry Spell Blues, Part 1 3:10 195
16 Skip James - Devil Got My Woman 6:20 102,537
17 Bumble Bee Slim - Chain Gang Bound 3:46 869
18 Blind Willie McTell - Broke Down Engine Blues 2:45 18,846
19 Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Blues 2:59 15,360
20 Big Bill Broonzy - I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 2:18 549
21 Kokomo Arnold - Old Original Kokomo Blues 2:56 5,069
22 Cripple Clarence Lofton - Strut That Thing 2:57 2,061
23 Carl Martin - Crow Jane 2:51 513
24 Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go 2:46 47,385
1 Little Brother Montgomery - The First Time I Met You 2:50 148
2 Robert Johnson - I Believe I'll Dust My Broom 2:59 84,051
3 Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues 2:37 132,230
4 Peetie Wheatstraw - Peetie Wheatstraw Stomp 2:35 3,667
5 Sonny Boy Williamson - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 3:03 3,928
6 Sonny Boy Williamson - Sloppy Drunk Blues 3:12 1,580
7 Jimmy Rushing - Sent for You Yesterday 2:58 1,284
8 Big Joe Turner - Roll 'Em Pete 2:54 12,430
9 Big Joe Turner - Wee Baby Blues 7:21 2,219
10 Bukka White - Fixin' to Die Blues 2:45 24,336
11 Blind Boy Fuller - Step It Up And Go 2:57 11,120
12 Tampa Red - Anna Lou Blues 2:54 5,076
13 Big Maceo - Worried Life Blues 2:56 9,587
14 Washboard Sam - I've Been Treated Wrong 3:16 727
15 T‐Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues 3:17 6
16 T‐Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday 3:05 11
17 Tommy McClennan - Mozelle Blues 2:57 351
18 Louis Jordan - It's A Low Down Dirty Shame 4:49 387
19 Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Cherry Red 2:59 557
20 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - That's All Right 2:57 22,396
21 Charles Brown - Drifting Blues 2:59 1,085
22 Wynonie Harris - Mr. Blues Jumped the Rabbit 2:52 252
23 John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen' 2:44 22,162
24 Lightnin' Hopkins - Tim Moore's Farm 2:41 1,000
25 Jimmy Witherspoon - No Rollin' Blues 5:35 4,296
1 Muddy Waters - Louisiana Blues 2:56 75,884
2 Muddy Waters - Honey Bee 4:22 62,086
3 Lowell Fulson - Reconsider Baby 3:11 45,102
4 Sonny Boy Williamson - Eyesight to the Blind 3:01 8,967
5 Jimmy and Mama Yancey - Monkey Woman Blues 4:02 291
6 Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog 2:49 81,820
7 Junior Parker - Mystery Train 2:24 7,613
8 Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man 3:06 2,442
9 Joe Williams - Every Day I Have the Blues 4:37 19,391
10 Howlin’ Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin' 3:08 274
11 Elmore James - The Sky Is Cryin' 2:54 198
12 Memphis Slim - Woman Blues Boogie 3:10 205
13 Bobby "Blue" Bland - Farther Up The Road 2:59 10,464
14 Bobby "Blue" Bland - I'll Take Care Of You 4:31 14,753
15 Buddy Guy - The First Time I met The Blues 2:19 4,188
16 Lightnin' Slim - Rooster Blues 2:42 2,530
17 Otis Rush - So Many Roads, so Many Trains 3:11 28,018
18 Jimmy Reed - Big Boss Man 2:49 52,117
19 Ray Charles - I Got a Woman 6:21 198,145
20 Henry Johnson - Join the Army 3:38 146
21 Latimore - Let's Straighten It Out 5:30 7,493
22 Cephas & Wiggins - Dog Days Of August 5:13 269

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