Editors’ Notes As part of the mid-20th century Great Migration, Black Southern blues singers made their way North, part of the industrial and cultural boom. Chicago’s urban environment changed the blues forever, as former Mississippians like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf harnessed the visceral jolt of electric guitars and drums to amp up the wail and roar. With crowds turning out for loud, scrappy drinking music, and the legendary Chess label spreading the sound to radio and record stores, Chicago blues’ originators took perennial themes like love, longing, despair, and exultation and invested them with a momentum that would soon pave the way for rock 'n' roll.

SONG
ALBUM
Mannish Boy
2:58
 
Smokestack Lightnin'
3:08
 
Bright Lights, Big City
2:49
 
Don't Start Me to Talkin' (Single)
2:36
 
Double Trouble
2:43
 
Hide Away
2:43
 
You Can't Judge a Book By It's Cover (Single Version)
3:09
 
Wang Dang Doodle
4:24
 
I Got My Eyes On You
2:18
 
Shake Your Money-Maker
2:26
 
Give Me Back My Wig
4:36
 
I'm a King Bee
3:02
 
Cut You Loose
2:56
 
Little By Little (I'm Losing You)
2:33
 
Don't Pick Me for Your Fool
4:15
 
Crazy for My Baby
2:52
 
That's All Right (Single Version)
2:50
 
Mean Old Frisco Blues
2:35
 
Dust My Broom
2:55
 
All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
2:38
 
I Wish You Would
2:45
 
Bad News Is Coming
7:25
 
Big Boss Man
2:46
 
Got My Mojo Working
2:53
 
All Your Love
2:56
 
Blue Guitar
2:41
 
Spoonful
2:47
 
Seventh Son
2:54
 
Five Long Years
2:41
 
4:05
 
I'm a Man
2:44
 
Your Funeral and My Trial (Single)
2:32
 
Cold Hearted Woman
5:21
 
Must Have Been the Devil
2:41
 
Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong (Live)
11:03
 
Luedella
2:54
 
(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
2:47
 
The Sky Is Crying
2:46
 
3:14
 
Rollin' and Tumblin'
2:32
 
My Babe (Digitally Remastered)
2:40
 
Grinder Man Blues
3:06
 
Baby What You Want Me to Do
2:24
 
First Time I Met the Blues (1960 Single)
2:21
 
Evil (Is Going On)
2:53
 
Cold Day In Hell
6:28
 
Cold Lonely Nights (Live)
5:40
 
Cherry Red Wine
4:21
 
Chicken, Gravy & Biscuits
3:14
 

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