The Chicago Blues Box: The MCM Records Story

The Chicago Blues Box: The MCM Records Story


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MCM Records was founded by a French woman, Marcelle Chailleux Morgantini, after she heard the blues live in the clubs during a trip to Chicago. She returned to Chicago with a tape machine, a small mixing board, and a good selection of microphones in 1975, 1976, and 1977, capturing a very specific time in the history of Chicago blues, recording live sets by Magic Slim, Eddie Clearwater, Eddie Taylor, Bobby King, Jimmy Johnson, Willie Kent, James Lyons, Joe Carter, Jimmy Dawkins, and others, and then issuing them on her own MCM imprint. All of these sessions are collected here, capturing a late Golden Age for Chicago blues.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2013
Label: Storyville Records
UPC: 0717101861224
catalogNumber: 1088612
Rank: 50661


Disc 1

  1. That's All Right
  2. Slim's Bump
  3. Going Down Slow
  4. Born In Missouri
  5. Let Me Love You
  6. The Things I Used to Do
  7. That Ain't Right
  8. Honest I Do
  9. Nineteen Years Old
  10. Born On A Bad Sign
  11. Please Love Me

Disc 2

  1. Drowning On Dry Land
  2. Every Night and Every Day
  3. Black Nights
  4. Hush
  5. Red Light
  6. Dream
  7. Mojo Boogie
  8. Living in Paradise
  9. Twelve Years Old Boy
  10. Every Night and Every DAy
  11. Long Meter Stomp
  12. Reconsider Baby

Disc 3

  1. Let's Jam
  2. I Came Up the Hard Way
  3. Three Ways to Skin a Cat
  4. Black Night
  5. Chicago Dailey Blues
  6. Hoochie Coochie Man
  7. Jackson Town Blues
  8. Train Fare Home
  9. Route 66 (A One A Two)
  10. Rock Me Baby
  11. Blues for Luc
  12. The Things I Used To Do

Disc 4

  1. Reconsider Baby
  2. My Babe
  3. Everyday I Have the Blues
  4. The Chaser
  5. Sweet Home Chicago
  6. Bad Luck
  7. Old Folks Boogie
  8. Stormy Monday Blues
  9. Hoochie Coochie Man
  10. Everything Gonna Be Alright

Disc 5

  1. So Many Roads
  2. Crosscut Saw
  3. Ma Bea's Rock
  4. Feel So Bad
  5. I Believe My Time Ain't Long
  6. All Your Love
  7. You Gotta Have Soul
  8. Little Red Rooster
  9. Nineteen Years Old
  10. What Will Tomorrow Bring?
  11. Got A Mind to Travel
  12. Can You Use a Man Like Me?
  13. I Got To Be Crazy
  14. Got Papers On You Baby

Disc 6

  1. Welfare Line
  2. You Don't Love Me
  3. Come Back Baby
  4. I Got Wise
  5. Millionaire Blues
  6. Hip's Jam
  7. All Right the Way You Do
  8. Sweet Home Chicago
  9. Cross Road Blues
  10. Blue Shadow Falling
  11. Little By Little
  12. Lucille
  13. I Want Some
  14. Hide Away

Disc 7

  1. Going to California
  2. I Don't Know
  3. Thrill is Gone
  4. Stormy Monday Blues
  5. All For Business
  6. Rock Me Baby
  7. Wonder Why
  8. Sitting Here Wondering
  9. I Can't Go On the Way
  10. I Want to Know
  11. I've Been Mistreated

Disc 8

  1. Go Get Me Baby
  2. I Wonder Why
  3. Change My Way of Living
  4. You Got to Help Yourself
  5. Give Up and Let Me Go
  6. What Would We Do Later On?
  7. You Don't Have to Go
  8. It Hurts Me Too
  9. Got My Mojo Working
  10. Little Red Rooster
  11. So Glad
  12. Stranger in Your Land
  13. Worried About My Baby
  14. It Hurts Me Too

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddy Clearwater   Guitar,Vocals
Magic Slim   Guitar,Vocals
Eddie Taylor   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Carter   Guitar,Vocals
John Littlejohn   Guitar,Vocals
Hayes Ware   Bass
Jimmy Dawkins   Guitar,Vocals
Willie Kent   Bass,Vocals
Andrew Odom   Vocals
Ike Anderson   Bass
Carey Bell   Harmonica
Fred Below   Drums
Wayne Bennett   Guitar
Sylvester Boines   Bass
Aron Burton   Bass
Larry Burton   Guitar
Tyrone Centuray   Drums
Ernest Gatewood   Bass
Lacy Gibson   Guitar
Leonard Gill   Guitar
Douglas Holt   Drums
Nick Holt   Bass
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar,Vocals
Harry Mitchum   Bass
Alabama Pettis   Guitar,Vocals
Candy Utah   Drums
Bill Warren   Drums
Big Guitar Red   Guitar
Dave Meyers   Bass
Andrew "Blueblood" Mac Mahon   Vocals
David Matthews   Guitar
Bobby King   Guitar,Vocals
Richard Leach   Guitar
Louis Meyers   Guitar
Big Mojo Elem   Bass,Vocals
Willie James Lyons   Guitar
Freddy Below   Drums
Jimmy Miller   Guitar
Freddie Below   Drums,Vocals
Luther Johnson   Guitar,Vocals
Hip Lankchan   Guitar,Vocals
Muddy Waters   Vocals
Dino Neal   Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Cobbs   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Lowell Fulson   Composer
Willie Mabon   Composer
Tommy McClennan   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Eddie Taylor   Composer
Junior Wells   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
John Littlejohn   Composer
Jimmy Dawkins   Composer
Willie Kent   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Andrew Odom   Composer
Fred Below   Arranger
Peter Chatman   Composer
Lacy Gibson   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Jimmy Johnson   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Albert King   Composer
Mel London   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Lillian Offitt   Composer
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
Samuel Maghett   Composer
Anders Stefansen   Producer
Walter Jacobs   Composer
James A. Lane   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Leo Woods   Composer
Andrew "Blueblood" Mac Mahon   Composer
Marshall Paul   Composer
Jacques Morgantini   Producer,Cover Photo
Bobby King   Composer
Joe Grey   Composer
Jørgen Vad   Engineer
A. Harrington Gibbs   Composer
James Oden   Composer
Big Mojo Elem   Composer
Willie James Lyons   Composer
Eddy Harrington   Composer
Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones   Composer
Morris Holt   Composer
Vad Lyd   Engineer
Freddy King   Composer
Luther Johnson   Composer
Hip Lankchan   Composer
W.L. Lyons   Composer
Stuart Son Maxwell   Liner Notes

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