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This Is The Blues Volumes I, II, III & IV
(2010, Eagle Records)

This Is The Blues Volumes I, II

Eagle Records latest release This Is The Blues is proof that the blues are alive and vibrant with many colors and flavorings. Volumes I & II contain 30 songs, from gritty, to delta to guitar soaked, the combination is a great collection.

Now check out this lineup! Some of finest blues rock players in history covering classic songs written by the likes of Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, T-Bone Walker, Peter Green, and John Lee Hooker easily make this the most creative blues tribute to come along.

Volume I:

01. Hobo Blues – Jeff Beck
02. Black Magic Woman – Larry McCray
03. Rattlesnake Shake – Vince Converse & Innes Sibun
04. Going Down To Mobile – Savoy Brown
05. You Shook Me – Mick Taylor & Max Middleton
06. I Want To Hug You – Zakiya Hooker, Johnnie Johnson & Bobby Murray
07. I Loved Another Woman – Larry Mitchell & Jay Aston
08. Long Grey Mare – Harvey Mandel & Wilbur Bascomb
09. Evil Woman Blues – Ray Gomez
10. I’m In The Mood – Jack Bruce & Gary Moore
11. Crying Won’t Bring You Back – Luther Grosvenor, Jess Roden & Mike Kellie
12. Drop Down Mama – Tony (T.S.) McPhee
13. Play On Little Girl/T-Bone Shuffle – Paul Jones & Otis Grand
14. Ground Hog Blues – Tony (T.S.) McPhee & Dick Heckstall-Smith
15. Racketeer Blues – Chris Jagger & Mick Jagger

Volume II:

01. Leaving Town Blues – Rory Gallagher
02. Send For Me – Jack Bruce
03. Love That Burns – Dave Peverett, Rod Price & Southside Johnny
04. Red House – John Lee Hooker & Booker T. Jones
05. Watcha Gonna Do – Zoot Money & Bobby Tench
06. Stop Messin’ Round – Savoy Brown feat. Kim Summonds
07. Go Down Sunshine – Duffy Power
08. Albatross – Paul Jones, Bobby Tench & Max Middleton
09. Travelling Riverside Blues – Peter Green & Nigel Watson
10. Baby When The Sun Goes Down – Southside Johnny & The Uptown Horns
11. Ramblin’ Pony – Harvey Mandel & Wilbur Bascomb
12. Nine Below Zero – Nine Below Zero
13. Closing My Eyes – Naked Blue
14. Rocks In My Bed – Pete Brown & Phil Ryan
15. I’m Leaving – T.S. McPhee, Dick Heckstall-Smith & Clem Clempson

Following on the footsteps of this stellar collection will be This Is The Blues Volumes III & IV. III and IV is an arrangement of choice tracks from the Pete Brown-produced tribute albums Clarksdale to Heaven: Remembering John Lee Hooker, Knights of the Blues Table, and Rattlesnake Guitar: Music of Peter Green. The result is a complete set of blues music exaltation.

This Is The Blues Volumes III & IV. III

Volume III:

01. Crawlin’ King Snake – Peter Green Splinter Group
02. If You Be My Baby – Dave Peverett, Rod Price & Southside Johnny
03. Bad Like Jesse James – LLC
04. Little Red Rooster – Savoy Brown
05. Serve Me Right To Suffer – Gary Moore & Jack Bruce
06. Little Wheel – Gary Brooker & Andy Fairweather-Low
07. Showbiz Blues – Rory Gallagher
08. One More Mile – Mick Clarke & Lou Martin
09. I’ve Got News For You – Clem Clempson & Jack Bruce
10. The Same Way – Mick Abrahams
11. The Supernatural – Clas Yngstrom, Ulf Ivarsson, Christer Bjorklund & Frank Marstokk
12. Hellbound On My Trail – Ken Hensley
13. Fleetwood Mac – Larry Mitchell & Stu Hamm
14. Merry Go Round – Luther Grosvenor
15. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Jeff Beck

Volume IV:

01. This Is Hip – Mick Taylor
02. Judgment Day - The Pretty Things
03. Looking For Somebody – Snowy White & Rabbit Bundrick
04. Baby Lee – Gary Brooker & Andy Fairweather-Low
05. Blind Man – Maggie Bell & Big Jim Sullivan
06. Man Of The World – Ian Anderson
07. The Green Manalishi – Arthur Brown & Dick Heckstall-Smith
08. Watch Out – Harvey Mandel & Jon Paris
09. Lazy Poker Blues – Ray Gomez
10. The Business – Suzanne Sterling
11. Drifting – Top Topham & Jim McCarty
12. A Fool No More – Kim Lembo
13. If You Live – Georgie Fame
14. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Miller Anderson
15. Oh Well – Billy Sheehan, Roy Z & Greg Bissonette

Wow! How’s that for a blast through history and the blues, 60 songs! The CD’s are sold individually and could just easily been in a most-have boxed set for blues newbies and diehards. It is nice to hear such a broad range of blues by these greats!

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