The Blues, Vol. 3 [Chess/MCA]

The Blues, Vol. 3 [Chess/MCA]


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Squarely taking in some prime Chess real estate, the third edition of the Blues series mostly spotlights such royalty as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson. Thankfully, there's the relatively obscure likes of Washboard Sam, Jimmy Rogers, and Jimmy Witherspoon to enjoy as well. So, whether you prefer some horns-aplenty R&B touches (Little Milton) or raw juke joint harp playing (Little Walter), you will certainly appreciate this somewhat slim yet solid compilation.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Mca
UPC: 0076732927625
catalogNumber: 9276


  1. Diggin' My Potatoes
  2. Walking the Blues
  3. Lonely No More
  4. I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
  5. Off the Wall
  6. Rollin' Stone
  7. It's My Own Fault
  8. Baby Please Don't Go
  9. Fattening Frogs for Snakes
  10. Time Brings About a Change
  11. The Sun Is Shining
  12. The World's in a Tangle

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Cotton   Harmonica
Willie Dixon   Bass,Vocals,Track Performer
John Lee Hooker   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Little Walter   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Louis Myers   Guitar
Harold Ashby   Tenor Saxophone
Oliver Sain   Leader,Alto Saxophone
Robert Lockwood   Guitar
Fred Below   Drums
Howlin' Wolf   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Little Milton   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
James Carter   Tenor Saxophone
Francis Clay   Drums
Lee Cooper   Guitar
Ernest Cotton   Tenor Saxophone
Ernest "Big" Crawford   Bass
Elgin Evans   Drums
Pat Hare   Guitar
Elmore James   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Hosea Lee Kennard   Piano
Lafayette Leake   Piano
Muddy Waters   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Odie Payne   Drums
Earl Phillips   Drums
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Washboard Sam   Vocals,Washboard,Track Performer
Otis Smokey Smothers   Guitar
Otis Spann   Piano
Andrew Stephenson   Bass
Luther Tucker   Guitar
Eddie Ware   Piano
Sonny Boy Williamson   Track Performer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Harmonica,Vocals
Jimmy Witherspoon   Vocals,Track Performer
Leon Bennett   Piano
Willie Johnson   Guitar
Lawrence Taylor   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Walker   Drums
Larry Prothe   Trumpet
Bob Thurman   Piano
Dave Myers   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Burton   Liner Notes
Cary Baker   Liner Notes
Vartan   Art Direction

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