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Blues for Dummies

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The companion disc to the book of the same name features 12 classic blues performances and songs from Muddy Waters ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), B.B. King ("Sweet Little Angel"), John Lee Hooker ("Walkin' The Boogie"), Albert Collins ("Frosty), Buddy Guy ("First Time I Met the Blues"), Howlin' Wolf ("Killing Floor"), Bobby Bland ("I Pity the Fool"), Lightnin' Slim ("Rooster Blues"), Lightnin' Hopkins ("Worried About You Baby"), Little Walter ("Juke"), Louis Jordan ("Let the Good Times Roll") and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown ("Okie Dokie Stomp"). Consumer alert: early pressings of this disc inserted into the back of the book have five different takes or completely different songs than the correct version. The "wrong" disc has Muddy Waters' later version of "Hoochie Coochie Man," a different live version of B.B. King's "Sweet Little Angel," an alternate take of Lightnin' Slim's "Rooster Blues"; Lightnin' Hopkins' "Worried About You Baby" is actually his "Bad Things On My Mind," awhile John Lee Hooker's "Walkin' The Boogie" is actually Willie Dixon's "Walkin' the Blues"!