Disc 1, Side A:
1. Muddy Waters - Rollin Stone
2. Howlin Wolf - Little Red Rooster
3. Elmore James w/ Sonny Boy Williamson II - Dust My Broom
4. Slim Harpo - Im A King Bee
5. Bo Diddley - You Cant Judge A Book By Its Cover
6. Chuck Berry - Little Queenie
Disc 1, Side B:
1. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
2. Little Walter - I Hate To See You Go
3. Jimmy Reed - Bright Lights, Big City
4. Robert Johnson - Love In Vain Blues
5. Mississippi Fred McDowell - You Gotta Move
Disc 2, Side A:
1. Howlin Wolf - Just Like I Treat You
2. Eddie Taylor - Ride Em On Down
3. Little Walter - Blue And Lonesome
4. Lightnin Slim - Hoodoo Blues
5. Bo Diddley - Crawdad
Disc 2, Side B:
1. Little Walter - Just Your Fool
2. Magic Sam - All Your Love
3. Big Maceo - Worried Life Blues
4. Amos Milburn - Down The Road Apiece
5. Jay McShann & Walter Brown - Confessin The Blues
Confessin The Blues collects together the greatest bluesmen ever and provides a perfect education to the genre. The tracklisting has been chosen by The Rolling Stones and is released via BMG. This is Volume 1.
Confessin The Blues includes tracks by the biggest Blues pioneers including Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Johnson. All of these artists had an impact on the nascent Rolling Stones, be they influencing Keiths guitar licks or Micks vocals and lyrics. As Ronnie Wood says: Thats how Mick and Keith first got close as well, on the train coming back from college. They noticed each others record collection and it was, Hey, youve got Muddy Waters. You must be a good guy, lets form a band.
This 2LP set includes liner notes by music journalist Colin Larkin and the album cover artwork comes courtesy of Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood who has added his own personal twist to the project by painting his interpretation of a Bluesman.
Posted by John Williams on 26th Nov 2018
This is an outstanding collection of songs, chosen by Mick and Keith, some of which I was familiar with. The selection was across the board, and showed how many different artists influenced them. A great deal of thought was put into this compilation, making it a brilliant album to listen to.