The Blues Book

Item: 00-0561B

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This huge collection features 100 classic blues songs, a preface by legendary producer John Hammond, an introduction by blues and jazz musicologist Orin Keepnews, artist biographical information for every song, and discography information for every song. Titles include: Baby, I Done Got Wise * Barefoot Blues * Bottle It Up and Go * Cherry Red * Did You Ever * The Dirty Dozens * Dupree Blues * 'Fore Day Rider * Grab Me a Freight * Gulf Coast Blues * Hear e Talkin' to Ya * Jail House Blues * Mama's Got the Blues * See See Rider * Squeeze Me * Your Red Wagon and many, many more!


Title Composer
'Fore Day Rider Jay McShann (contributor); Walter Brown (contributor)
99 Blues Robert Brown (contributor)
Achin' Hearted Blues Clarence Williams (contributor); Clarence Johnson (contributor); Spencer Will (contributor)
Advice Blues Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Arkansas Blues Anton Lada (contributor); Spencer Williams (contributor)
Baby Heart Blues Jay McShann (contributor); Walter Brown (contributor)
Baby Please Don't Go Joe Williams (contributor)
Baby, I Done Got Wise Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Barefoot Blues Clarence Williams (contributor)
Big Four Blues Leroy Carr (contributor)
Blues Before Sunrise Leroy Carr (contributor)
Bottle It Up and Go Robert Brown (contributor)
Cherry Red Pete Johnson (contributor); Joe Turner (contributor)
Chicago Blues Lonnie Johnson (contributor)
Confessin' the Blues Jay McShann (composer); Walter Brown (composer)
Country Boy Blues Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Cow Cow Blues Charles Davenport (contributor)
Crazy Blues Perry Bradford (contributor)
Cryin' in My Sleep Jimmy Yancey (contributor)
Did You Ever Jimmy Rushing (contributor)
Down Hearted Blues Lovie Austin (contributor); Alberta Hunter (contributor)
Dupree Blues George White (contributor); William Herman (contributor)
Farewell to Storyville Spencer Williams (contributor)
Goin' Back to My Plow Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Grab Me a Freight Lorraine Walton (contributor)
Gulf Coast Blues Clarence Williams (contributor)
Gully Low Blues Louis Armstrong (contributor)
Hear Me Talkin' to Ya Louis Armstrong (contributor)
Hello Babe Joe McCoy (contributor)
Hey Lawdy Mama Cleve Reed (contributor)
Highway 51 Blues Curtis Jones (contributor)
Hootie Blues Jay McShann (contributor); Charlie Parker (contributor); Walter Brown (contributor)
How Long, How Long Blues Le Roy Carr (contributor)
Hurry Sundown Richard Huey (contributor); Clarence Williams (contributor)
I Ain't for It Hudson Whittaker (contributor)
I Believe I'll Make a Change Robert Brown (contributor)
I Wonder Cecil Gant (contributor); Raymond Leveen (contributor)
I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water Eddie Miller (contributor)
I've Been Dealin' with the Devil Robert Brown (contributor)
I've Been Treated Wrong Robert Brown (contributor)
I'm Gonna Move on the Outskirts of Town Andy Razaf (contributor); William Weldon (contributor)
In the Dark Lil Green (contributor)
In the Evening Leroy Carr (contributor)
It Seem Like a Dream Yank Rachell (contributor)
It's a Low Down Dirty Shame Ollie Shepard (contributor)
Jail House Blues Bessie Smith (contributor); Clarence Williams (contributor)
Just a Dream Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Keep Your Hand on Your Heart Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Key to the Highway
Lonely Boy Blues Jay McShann (contributor); Walter Brown (contributor); Skippa Hall (contributor)
Louise, Louise Blues Johnny Temple (contributor); J. Mayo Williams (contributor)
Love Me Joe McCoy (contributor)
Mama's Got the Blues Sarah Martin (contributor); Clarence Williams (contributor)
Mean and Evil Woman Blues Hudson Whittaker (contributor)
Mean Mistreater James Gordon (contributor)
Mean Old Frisco Blues Arthur Crudup (contributor)
Mean Old World Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Michigan Water Blues Clarence Williams (contributor)
Milk Cow Blues Kokomo Arnold (contributor)
Mister Freddie Blues J. H. "Freddie" Shayne (contributor)
My Last Goodbye to You Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
My Mellow Man Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Mornin' Tom Delaney (contributor); Pearl Delaney (contributor)
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Jimmie Cox (contributor)
Organ Grinder Blues Clarence Williams (contributor)
Outside of That J. H. Trent (contributor); Clarence Williams (contributor)
Peach Orchard Mama Joe Williams (contributor)
Pinetops Blues Pinetop Smith (contributor)
Piney Brown Blues James P. Johnson (contributor)
Please, Mr. Johnson Buddy Johnson (contributor)
Rain Is Such a Lonesome Sound Jimmy Witherspoon (contributor); Rachel Witherspoon (contributor)
Rising River Blues Amos Easton (contributor)
Roll 'Em Pete Pete Johnson (contributor); Joe Turner (contributor)
Rusty Dusty Blues J. Mayo Williams (contributor)
Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On Amos Easton (contributor)
See See Rider Ma Rainey (contributor)
Shady Lane Blues Sonny Boy Williamson (contributor)
Shipwrecked Blues Spencer Williams (contributor)
Six Cold Feet of Ground Leroy Carr (contributor)
Squeeze Me Clarence Williams (contributor); Thomas Waller (contributor)
Sun Gonna Shine in My Door Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Sweet Honey Bee Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do Porter Grainger (contributor); Everett Robbins (contributor)
Terrible Blues Clarence Williams (contributor)
The Blues Ain't Nothin but a Woman Cryin' for Her Man J. Mayo Williams (contributor)
The Dirty Dozens J. Mayo Williams, Rufus Perryman (contributor)
The Down Home Blues Tom Delaney (contributor)
Trouble in Mind Richard M. Jones (composer)
W.P.A. Blues Lester Melrose (contributor); William Weldon (contributor)
Walkin' Mary Lou Williams (contributor); Lindsay Steele (contributor)
Wee Baby Blues Pete Johnson (contributor); Joe Turner (contributor)
Welfare Store Blues Sonny Boy Williamson (contributor)
West End Blues Joseph Oliver (contributor); Clarence Williams (contributor)
Wester Union Man Sonny Boy Williamson (contributor)
When I Been Drinkin' Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
Woke Up Cold in Hand Jazz Gillum (contributor)
Worried Life Blues Maceo Merriweather (contributor)
You Do Me Any Old Way Big Bill Broonzy (contributor)
You Don't Know My Mind V. Liston (contributor); S. Gray (contributor); Clarence Wiliams (contributor)
Your Red Wagon Don Raye (contributor); Gene De Paul (contributor); Richard M. Jones (contributor)

Additional Information

Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book
Page Count: 304
Item Number: 00-0561B
ISBN 10: 0-7579-7768-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7579-7768-8
UPC: 654979019817

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