Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Boogie Woogie Stomp
Albert Ammons 3:36
2 Chicago in Mind
Albert Ammons 3:59
3 Suitcase Blues
Albert Ammons 3:49
4 Boogie Woogie Blues
Albert Ammons 3:41
5 Untitled Ammons Original
Albert Ammons 4:04
6 Bass Goin’ Crazy
Albert Ammons 3:19
7 Backwater Blues
Albert Ammons 4:03
8 Changes in Boogie Woogie
Albert Ammons 4:04
9 Easy Rider Blues
Albert Ammons 4:09
10 Twos and Fews
Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis 4:31
11 The Sheik of Araby
Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis 5:46
12 Honky Tonk Train Blues (EMI version)
Meade Lux Lewis 2:47
13 The Blues, Part One
Meade Lux Lewis 4:11
14 The Blues, Part Two
Meade Lux Lewis 4:00
15 The Blues, Part Three
Meade Lux Lewis 4:00
16 The Blues, Part Four
Meade Lux Lewis 3:52
17 The Blues, Part Five
Meade Lux Lewis 4:09
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Untitled Lewis Original
Meade Lux Lewis 3:42
2 Melancholy
Meade Lux Lewis 4:03
3 Solitude
Meade Lux Lewis 4:10
4 Honky Tonk Train Blues
Meade Lux Lewis 4:14
5 Bass on Top
Meade Lux Lewis 3:41
6 Six Wheel Chaser
Meade Lux Lewis 3:55
7 Tell Your Story
Meade Lux Lewis 4:00
8 Tell Your Story No. 2
Meade Lux Lewis 4:07
9 Variations on a Theme, Part One: 19 Ways of Playing a Chorus
Meade Lux Lewis 4:02
10 Variations on a Theme, Part Two: School of Rhythm
Meade Lux Lewis 4:17
11 Variations on a Theme, Part Three: Self Portrait
Meade Lux Lewis 4:03
12 Variations on a Theme, Part Four: Feeling Tomorrow Like I Feel Today
Meade Lux Lewis 3:54
13 Rising Tide Blues
Meade Lux Lewis 3:41
14 Yancey Special
Meade Lux Lewis 4:09
15 Chicago Flyer
Meade Lux Lewis 3:58
16 Blues Whistle
Meade Lux Lewis 4:17
17 Meade’s Blues
Meade Lux Lewis 4:21

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1935-11-21) (track 12)
New York, New York, United States (1939-01-06) (tracks 1–11, 13–17)
piano:
Meade Lux Lewis (1935-11-21) (track 12)
Albert Ammons (1939-01-06) (tracks 1–7, 9–11)
Meade Lux Lewis (1939-01-06) (tracks 10–11, 13–17)
piano arranger:
James P. Johnson (1927) (track 7)
composer:
Albert Ammons (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 8, 10)
Meade Lux Lewis (tracks 10, 12–17)
Hersal Thomas (track 3)
P.D. (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 9)
Ted Snyder (1921) (track 11)
Bessie Smith (1927) (track 7)
instruments:
Albert Ammons (1939-01-06) (track 8)
lyricist:
Harry B. Smith (1921) (track 11)
Francis Wheeler (1921) (track 11)
Bessie Smith (1927) (track 7)
instrumental recording of:
Backwater Blues (1939-01-06) (track 7)
The Sheik of Araby (1939-01-06) (track 11)
is the basis for:
wossaproblem (track 7)
later versions:
Backwater Blues (Leadbelly Arrangement) (track 7)
Backwater Blues (Dylan Arrangement) (track 7)
recording of:
Honky Tonk Train Blues (1935-11-21) (track 12)
Bass Goin’ Crazy (1939-01-06) (track 6)
Boogie Woogie Blues (1939-01-06) (track 4)
Boogie Woogie Stomp (1939-01-06) (track 1)
Changes in Boogie Woogie (1939-01-06) (track 8)
Chicago in Mind (1939-01-06) (track 2)
Easy Rider Blues (1939-01-06) (track 9)
Suitcase Blues (1939-01-06) (track 3)
The Blues, Part Five (1939-01-06) (track 17)
The Blues, Part Four (1939-01-06) (track 16)
The Blues, Part One (1939-01-06) (track 13)
The Blues, Part Three (1939-01-06) (track 15)
The Blues, Part Two (1939-01-06) (track 14)
Twos and Fews (1939-01-06) (track 10)
Untitled Ammons Original (1939-01-06) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Let's Have Another Party (Winifred Atwell medley) (track 11)

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1939-01-06) (tracks 1–3)
New York, New York, United States (1940-10-04) (tracks 4–8)
New York, New York, United States (1941-04-04) (track 13)
New York, New York, United States (1941-04-09) (tracks 9–12)
New York, New York, United States (1944-08-22) (tracks 14–17)
piano:
Meade Lux Lewis (1939-01-06) (tracks 1–3)
Meade Lux Lewis (1940-10-04) (tracks 4–8)
Meade Lux Lewis (1941-04-04) (track 13)
Meade Lux Lewis (1944-08-22) (tracks 14–17)
harpsichord:
Meade Lux Lewis (1941-04-09) (tracks 9–12)
composer:
Meade Lux Lewis (tracks 1–17)
recording of:
Melancholy (1939-01-06) (track 2)
Solitude (1939-01-06) (track 3)
Untitled Lewis Original (1939-01-06) (track 1)
Bass on Top (1940-10-04) (track 5)
Honky Tonk Train Blues (1940-10-04) (track 4)
Six Wheel Chaser (1940-10-04) (track 6)
Tell Your Story (1940-10-04) (track 7)
Tell Your Story No. 2 (1940-10-04) (track 8)
Rising Tide Blues (1941-04-04) (track 13)
Blues Whistle (1944-08-22) (track 16)
Chicago Flyer (1944-08-22) (track 15)
Meade’s Blues (1944-08-22) (track 17)
Yancey Special (1944-08-22) (track 14)