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1. Robert Lockwood - Black Spider Blues
2. Robert Lockwood - I'm Gonna Train My Baby
3. Big Maceo - County Jail Blues
4. Big Maceo - Texas Blues
5. Robert Lockwood - Little Boy Blue
6. Robert Lockwood - Take A Little Walk With Me
7. Ann Sorter - Tell It To The O.P.A.
8. Ann Sorter - Bad Stuff
9. Big Maceo - Do You Remember
10. Big Maceo - Big City Blues
11. Sunnyland Slim - Miss Bessie Mae
12. Alfred Wallace (The Fat Man) - You've Gotta Stop This Mess
13. Jazz Gillum - Keep On Sailing
14. Jazz Gillum - Fast Woman Blues
15. Jazz Gillum - Long Razor Blues
16. Sonny Boy Williamson - Southern Dream
17. Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring Me Another Half Pint
18. Big Joe Williams - P Vine Blues
19. Big Joe Williams - I'm A Highway Man
20. Jazz Gillum - Gonna Take My Rap
21. Sonny Boy Williamson - I Love You For Myself
22. Sonny Boy Williamson - Alcohol Blues
23. Big Joe Williams - King Biscuit Stomp
24. Big Joe Williams - Don't You Leave Me Here
25. Forest City Joe - Memory of Sonny Boy
26. Forest City Joe - A Woman On Every Street
27. St Louis Jimmy - Biscuit Roller
28. St Louis Jimmy - I'm Sorry Now
29. Forest City Joe - Sawdust Bottom (Previously Unissued)
30. St Louis Jimmy - Ash Street Boogie (Previously Unissued)
31. Willie Mahon - Boogie Man (Bogey Man)
32. Willie Mahon - It Keeps Raining
33. Robert Lockwood Jr - Dust My Broom
34. Robert Lockwood Jr - Pearly B (Previously Unissued)
35. St Louis Jimmy - Your Evil Ways
36. St Louis Jimmy - Whiskey Drinkin' Woman
37. Johnny Temple - Pretty Woman (Previously Unissued)
38. Johnny Temple - Jack and Jill (Previously Unissued)
39. St Louis Jimmy - Drinkin' Woman
40. St Louis Jimmy - Why Work
41. Matu Roy - Pete's Shuffle Boogie (Part 1)
42. Matu Roy - Pete's Shuffle Boogie (Part 2)
43. Robert Lockwood - Aw Aw Baby
44. Robert Lockwood - Sweet Woman From Maine
45. St Louis Jimmy - Hard Work Boogie
46. St Louis Jimmy - Good Book Blues
47. Sunnyland Slim - Down Home Child
48. Sunnyland Slim - Leaving Your Town
49. Little Johnny Jones - Wait Baby (Previously Unissued)
50. Little Johnny Jones - Hoy Hoy
51. Big Joe Turner - TV Mama
52. Muddy Waters - Iodine In My Coffee (Previously Unissued)
53. Muddy Waters - Flood (Previously Unissued)
54. Little Brother - If It's All Night Long
55. Little Brother - New Vicksburg Blues
56. Muddy Waters - She's Alright (Alternate Take)
57. Muddy Waters - This Pain (Previously Unissued)
58. Muddy Waters - Sad Sad Day (Previously Unissued)
59. Muddy Waters - Smokestack Lightning (Previously Unissued)
60. Little Johnny Jones - Hoy Hoy (Alternate Take)
61. Little Johnny Jones - Chicago Blues (Previously Unissued)
62. Little Johnny Jones - Doin' The Best I Can
63. Little Johnny Jones - Come Back Baby (Previously Unissued)
64. Little Walter - My Kind of Baby (Previously Unissued)
65. Little Brother - Pinetop's Boogie Blues
66. Little Brother - Arkansas Blues
67. Little Walter - Ah'w Baby (Alternate Take)
68. JB Hutto - Mouth Harp Mambo (Previously Unissued )
69. JB Hutto - Things Are So Slow (Alternate Take)
70. Floyd Jones - Skinny Mama
71. Baby Face Leroy - Pet Rabbit
72. JB Lenoir - I Have Married (Previously Unissued)
73. Eddie Taylor - Ride `Em On Down (Previously Unissued)
74. Eddie Taylor - Stroll Out West (Previously Unissued)
75. Little Hudson - Don't Hang Around (Previously Unissued)
76. JT Brown - Look Out
77. JB Lenoir - Do What I Say
78. Jody Williams - I Feel So All Alone (Previously Unissued)
79. Bo Diddley - She's Fine, She's Mine
80. Morris Pejoe - Maybe Blues
81. Morris Pejoe - Screaming And Crying
82. Chuck Berry - Deep Feeling
83. Chuck Berry - How You've Changed
84. Chuck Berry - Blue Feeling
85. Chuck Berry - Worried Life Blues
86. Chuck Berry - Sweet Sixteen
87. Chuck Berry - I Got To Find My Baby
88. Junior Wells - I Could Cry
89. Junior Wells - Prison Bars All Around Me
90. Bo Diddley - I'm Looking For A Woman
91. Bo Diddley - Before You Accuse Me
92. Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing
93. Bo Diddley - I Can Tell
94. Memphis Slim - It's Been Too Long
95. Memphis Slim - Four Walls
96. Memphis Slim - Cold Blooded Woman
97. Memphis Slim - One Man's Mad
98. Willie Cobbs - You Don't Love Me
99. Willie Cobbs - Slow Down
100. Minnie Thomas - Don't Let It Happen To You
101. Lucky Carmichael - Blues With A Feeling
102. Grover Pruitt - Fool For You Baby
103. Magic Sam/Shakey Jake - Every Day and Every Night (Previously Unissued)
104. Magic Sam/Shakey Jake - Have You Seen My Mother (Previously Unissued )
105. Magic Sam/Shakey Jake - A Hard Road (Previously Unissued)
106. Magic Sam/Shakey Jake - Leaving This Morning (Previously Unissued)
107. Magic Sam/Shakey Jake - Sweet Home Chicago (Previously Unissued)

More Info:

Down Home Blues: The Special Stuff is the third volume of Chicago Blues post-war down home blues music from Wienerworld: 108 tracks of rare, unissued or alternate takes of blues recorded in Chicago from 1941 through to 1961.

A 4CD set, packaged in a deluxe digipak with an outer slip case, featuring 108 tracks - all remastered and including alternate takes of well-known recordings. All unissued and alternate take records are from the late Peter Moody's private collection, many of which are otherwise unavailable.

Includes an outstanding 15,000 word, 88-page book, by renowned blues historian Chris Bentley on the post-war Chicago scene; many rare period photographs illustrate the essay throughout; plus full track details, as well as full sessionography detailing the where, when and who of the recordings, expertly compiled by blues expert Mike Rowe.

While CD1 sets the scene with the established pre-war bluesmen such as Robert Lockwood Jr and Sonny Boy Williamson, CD2 charts the rise of the amplified electric blues bands immediately following the second world war - such as in never-before-issued Chess recordings of Johnny Temple. CD3 continues the Muddy Waters sequence started on CD2 - and introduces Little Hudson, JB Lenoir and Eddie Taylor.

While beginning with a celebration of Chicago's flagship rock 'n' rollers - with a range of tracks from each of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley - CD4 is rounded off by some largely unknown and unheralded artists including Grover Pruitt, Lucky Carmichael & Minnie Thomas. These obscure blues gems mirror the preceding Chicago set - regarding which RNR Magazine were willing to bet that "no matter how vast your blues collection, much of this wonderful music will be unfamiliar to you", and "even if your knowledge of blues is encyclopedic you won't even have heard of several of the performers" - a testament to the depth of Peter Moody's own collection.