Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Best of the Blues

Performers Various Artists

UTV | September 9, 2003 | Compact Disc

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The Best of the Blues collects twenty-one of the finest songs from the PBS series, Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues. A seven-part series of feature length films by some of the world's most respected directors, The Blues follows the music from its origins in the Mississippi Delta to today's international acclaim. An excellent introduction to the genre, The Best of the Blues collects tracks by everyone from the earliest blues legends to modern-day innovators.
  1. Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson
  2. Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan) - Bessie Smith
  3. Devil Got My Woman - Skip James
  4. Evil (Is Going On) - Howlin' Ron Wolf
  5. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
  6. Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
  7. Death Letter Blues - Son House
  8. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) - Ray Charles
  9. I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
  10. The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King
  11. All Your Love - Eric Clapton
  12. One Good Man - Janis Joplin
  13. Red House - Jimi Hendrix Experience
  14. One Way Out (Live) - The Allman Brothers Band
  15. Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
  16. Am I Wrong - Keb' Mo'
  17. Just Won't Burn - Susan Tedeschi
  18. Voodoo Music - Los Lobos
  19. Vietnam Blues - Cassandra Wilson
  20. Round And Round - Bonnie Raitt
  21. I Pity The Fool - Shemekia Copeland

RELEASE DATE: September 9, 2003
FORMAT: CD

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 9, 2003

Genre: Chicago Blues

Style: Blues

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: UTV

UPC: 602498603741

Found in: Chicago Blues

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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Best of the Blues

Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Best of the Blues

Performers Various Artists
Producer Andy McKaie (Compilation)

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 9, 2003

Genre: Chicago Blues

Style: Blues

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: UTV

UPC: 602498603741


Editorial Notes

Full title: Martin Scorsese Presents: The Best Of The Blues.
Includes liner notes by Mark A. Humphrey.
When 2003 was officially proclaimed "The Year of the Blues" by the United States government, famed film director Martin Scorsese produced a PBS documentary series entitled THE BLUES. A series of compilations were released in conjunction with the shows, and THE BEST OF THE BLUES collects some of the finest tracks from those more in-depth titles, serving as both a convenient sampler and an excellent introduction to the genre as a whole. While a single disc can only present the briefest overview of a style that has spanned more than a century and birthed both jazz and rock & roll, the collection does a good job of hitting several of the most pivotal and legendary blues and blues-rock tracks, from Skip James's chilling "Devil Got My Woman" to Stevie Ray Vaughn's Texas roadhouse classic "Pride and Joy." In addition, the album finishes up with several new recordings from contemporary artists who are deeply indebted to the blues, offering insight into the music's continued influence in the 21st century.
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