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The Blues Came Down from Memphis


Download links and information about The Blues Came Down from Memphis. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Blues genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 54:06 minutes.

Release date: 2006
Genre: Blues
Tracks: 20
Duration: 54:06
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No. Title Length
1. The Boogie Disease (Doctor Ross) 2:34
2. Cotton Crop Blues (James Cotton) 3:03
3. Baker Shop Boogie (Willie Nix) 2:42
4. Bear Cat (The Answer to Hound Dog) (Rufus) 2:44
5. Take a Little Chance (Jimmy DeBerry) 2:17
6. Jukebox Boogie (Doctor Ross) 2:31
7. Feel So Worried (Willie Johnson, Sammy Lewis) 2:35
8. If You Love Me, Baby (Little Milton (James Milton Campbell)) 2:34
9. Time Has Made a Change (Jimmy DeBerry) 2:44
10. Come Back Baby (Doctor Ross) 2:48
11. So Long Baby, Goodbye (Willie Johnson, Sammy Lewis) 2:11
12. Tiger Man (King of the Jungle) (Rufus) 2:49
13. Seems Like a Million Years (Willie Nix) 2:43
14. Chicago Breakdown (Doctor Ross) 2:59
15. Mystery Train (Little Junior'S Blue Flames) 2:23
16. Before Long (Jimmy DeBerry) 2:58
17. We All Gotta Go Sometime (Joe Hill Louis) 2:37
18. She May Be Yours (Joe Hill Louis) 3:00
19. Easy (Jimmy Walter) 2:59
20. Feelin' Good (Little Junior'S Blue Flames) 2:55



The Blues Came Down from Memphis is essentially an expanded 2006 reissue of an identically titled 1966 release on the U.K.-based Charly Records. That 1966 title exposed a generation of English teens to the gnarled roots of rock 'n' roll, and this newer incarnation serves as an essential primer in the strange cultural alchemy that birthed American popular music as we know it. The set opens with Dr. Ross’ feral “Boogie Disease," which yoked the hypnotic monochord groove pioneered by Johnny Lee Hooker to a rock-solid drumbeat provided by Robert Parker. The sides that follow are equally explosive, from Rufus Thomas’ leering putdown “Bear Cat" to James Cotton’s searing “Cotton Crop Blues," which features an unbelievably distorted guitar lead from Pat Hare. Hare also provides the slick, Hooker-influenced lead work on Junior Parker’s 1954 side “Mystery Train." That track made a deep impression on the young Elvis Presley, who would rework Parker’s tune into a memorably spectral rockabilly groove only two years later.