Harmonica Blues (2cd set)

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143497186
Cat No: NOT2CD718


Though it’s been used in almost every type of musical setting (even classical), something about the harmonica makes it seem best suited to acoustic music, and to many people it probably automatically brings to mind the early folk work of Bob Dylan and his imitators. But Dylan notwithstanding, for some listeners a harmonica is simply and purely the sound of the blues – it’s the wail of a distant train whistle, or the cry of a broken heart (and when two lovers part, sometimes it’s both things at once). From down country up to big bad Chicago, this 2CD set showcases some of the best (and best-known) exponents of the blues harp in action, from the mid-1950s through to the early 1960s.


Disc 1
1. Juke – Little Walter
2. Jelly Roll – King Frank Frost With The Night Hawks
3. Poor Boy – Howlin’ Wolf
4. Big Boss Man – Jimmy Reed
5. Too Close Blues – Lightnin’ Slim
6. Goin’ Down Slow – Sonny Terry
7. Buzz Me Babe – Slim Harpo
8. Train Done Gone – Eddie ‘Blues Man’ Kirkland
9. Keys To The Highway – Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
10. Baby You’re So Kind – Frank Frost With The Night Hawks
11. I Love You, I Need You – Lazy Lester
12. Red Top – Jerry McCain
13. Jailhouse Blues – Sleepy John Estes
14. Keep It To Yourself – Sonny Boy Williamson
15. Just A Dream (On My Mind) – Muddy Waters
16. Love My Baby – Shakey Jake
17. Blueberry Hill – Buster Brown
18. Just Your Fool – Little Walter
19. Rainin’ In My Heart – Slim Harpo
20. Whoopin’ The Blues – Sonny Terry

Disc 2

1. Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
2. I Wish You Would – Billy Boy
3. I Got To Go – Little Walter
4. You Got Me Crying – Jimmy Reed
5. I Got Love If You Want It – Slim Harpo
6. Cut That Out – Junior Wells
7. Sitting On Top Of The World – Howlin’ Wolf
8. Patrol Blues – Lazy Lester
9. Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby – Jimmy Reed
10. Someday Baby Blues – Sleepy John Estes
11. Mean Old Frisco – Brownie McGhee
12. The Thing To Do – Eddie Burns
13. Fannie Mae – Buster Brown
14. It Must Have Been The Devil – Otis Spann
15. Big Boss Man Frank Frost With – The Night Hawks
16. It’s Too Late Brother – Little Walter
17. I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby – Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
18. Don’t Start Me To Talking – Sonny Boy Williamson
19. Cha Cha Cha In Blue – Junior Wells
20. I’ll Be Around – Howlin’ Wolf