20th Anniversary Collection

This generous double CD (for the price of a single CD) features cuts from every Earwig blues artist and blues recording released...

$13.00

  • This generous double CD (for the price of a single CD) features cuts from every Earwig blues artist and blues recording released from 1979 through 1999, and original songs by these artists not found on other labels. In a total 31 tracks, there are no duplicate cuts from the 16th Anniversary CD.

    “A gift to blues lovers everywhere. No collection would be complete without it—pick this one up and get into the groove.” – Twin Cities Blues News

  • Track Listing
    1. Jelly Roll Stroll – the Jelly Roll Kings 2:27 disc 1 track 1
    2. Mr. Freddy Blues – Floyd Jones 3:36
    3. Long Ways From Home – Jim Brewer 3:19
    4. You Can Have My Woman – Big Jack Johnson 2:25
    5. Gonna Put Her Down – Frank Frost 3:09
    6. Patience Like Job – Sunnyland Slim 4:07
    7. Daddy, When Is Mama Comin Home? – Big Jack Johnson 7:57
    8. Hard, Oh Lord – Little Brother Montgomery 4:06
    9. Wiggle Tail – Louis Myers 5:47
    10. Beetin Knockin Ringin – Jimmy Dawkins 7:08
    11. The Army Blues – David Honeyboy Edwards 3:48
    12. Slow Down Baby – Mad Dog Lester Davenport 5:56
    13. Lawhorn Special – John Primer 3:59
    14. Leavin’ You Tomorrow – H-Bomb Ferguson 5:50
    15. Trouble – Aron Burton 3:57
    16. Tell Me That You Love Me – Lovie Lee 5:43 disc 2 track 1
    17. What Done Got Into That Woman – Homesick James Williamson 5:02
    18. 69th Street Bounce – Little Willie Anderson 3:28
    19. Please Mr. Catfish – Big Leon Brooks 4:09
    20. Parole Blues – Louisiana Red 3:10
    21. I’m Just A Natural Man – Aron Burton 4:06
    22. North Carolina Bound – Lil Ed and Dave Weld 4:56
    23. You Can’t Call The Blues – Johnny Yard Dog Jones 4:49
    24. Life Sentence Of The Blues – Liz Mandville Greeson 4:10
    25. Every Now And Then – David Honeyboy Edwards and Carey Bell 4:10
    26. I Wanna Get Married – Willie Kent 5:05
    27. She Got A Thing Goin’ On – Sunnyland Slim and Bonnie Lee 2:29
    28. Red’s Vision – Louisiana Red 5:47
    29. I Wanna Get In Your Head, Before I Get In Your Bed – Johnny Drummer 4:11
    30. The Friendly Stranger – Liz Mandville Greeson 4:53
    31. Millennium Blues – Louisiana Red 5:27

  • Release Date: September 18, 1999

    Album Credits
    All tracks produced by Michael Robert Frank, except Disc 1: #3, produced by Howard Sacks, #6, produced by Sunnyland Slim, #8, produced by Little Brother and Janet Montgomery, Disc 2: #1, produced by Lovie Lee, #3 and #5, produced by Bob Corritore, #4, produced by Bob Corritore and Steve Wisner, #9, produced by Liz Mandville Greeson, #12, produced by Sunnyland Slim, and #14, produced by Johnny Drummer
    All songs written by the named recording artist on each track.
    Back cover photo by Dave Peabody, in Wales, U.K. circa 1993
    Graphic design by Al Brandtner, Brandtner Design, Chicago, Illinois

    Recording Dates and Locations
    All recordings were done in Chicago, and produced by Michael Robert Frank, except where noted.
    Disc 1:
    track 1 November 6, 1978 Memphis
    track 2 June 8 or 9, 1979
    track 3 November 1, 1980 at Gambier, Ohio, Folk Festival
    track 4 June 7, 1986
    track 5 February 19, 1988 New York City
    track 6 August 17, 1977
    track 7 September 17, 1999
    track 8 September 30, 1978
    track 9 April 11, 1991
    track 10 June 18, 1999
    track 11 July 20 or 22, 1942, by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress
    track 12 August 8, 1991
    track 13 October 30, 1991
    track 14 February 5, 1993
    track 15 January 27, 1993
    Disc 2:
    track 1 September, 1992
    track 2 August 27, 1992
    track 3 July 1979
    track 4 Summer 1980
    track 5 May or July, 1982, Phoenix, Arizona
    track 6 December 12, 1995
    track 7 March 3, 1996
    track 8 April 19, 1996
    track 9 October 1990, Evanson, Illinois
    track 10 August 2, 1997, live at the Sky Club, Fox Island Place, formerly the Leland Hotel, Aurora, Illinois
    track 11 July, 1998
    track 12 March 2, 1974 – produced by Sunnyland Slim
    track 13 November 8, 1998
    track 14 December, 1998
    track 15 March 6, 1999
    track 16 November 9, 1998