"DIXON penned more stone cold blues classics than anyone else, and most were covered by the rock crowd, from CLAPTON to ZEPPELIN. This double disc of dynamite features groundbreakers and hip-shakers from MUDDY WATERS, BO DIDDLEY, KOKO TAYLOR, LITTLE WALTER, HOWLIN' WOLF, and DIXON himself...INFLUENCED: THE DOORS, GEORGE THOROGOOD, FOGHAT, LED ZEPPELIN, KOKO TAYLOR, LITTLE WALTER."
"Ages before LINDSEY and STEVIE turned them into pop's BIG MAC, axe-smasher PETER GREEN's blues bustin' version of the original FLEETWOOD MAC yielded the future standards BLACK MAGIC WOMAN, OH WELL, and GREEN MANALISHI WITH THE TWO PRONGED CROWN...INFLUENCED: ERIC CLAPTON, CARLOS SANTANA, GARY MOORE."
"The boastful best of the Blues Wailer, with her mentor WILLE DIXON's writing, playing, and production contributions apparent everywhere. Nobody ever beat out KOKO's classic take on WANG DANG DOODLE, though SAVOY BROWN, HOWLIN' WOLF, and even THE POINTER SISTERS all had the nerve to try! INFLUENCED: SHEMEKIA COPELAND."
"His first ALLIGATOR release busted the blues' best kept secret wide open. "THE MASTER OF THE TELECASTER" isn't just fun to say, he's a revealation to HEAR! INFLUENCED: ROBERT CRAY, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, ANSON FUNDERBURGH."
"Led by harp ace PAUL BUTTERFIELD, the PBBB unleashed the six string slashings of both MIKE BLOOMFIELD and ELVIN BISHOP on the world...INFLUENCED: ELECTRIC FLAG, J. GEILS BAND, THE CHICAGO BLUES REUNION."
"Rhode Island's decades old little big band launched the careers of DUKE ROBILLARD, SUGAR RAY NORCIA, and RONNIE EARL, to name three. This righteous, horn-vaccinated collection is an authentic grab bag of jumpin' jive, swingin' jazz, and rockin' blues with a blessed emphasis on fun! Turn it on! Turn it up!"
"Compilation kings RHINO have assembled 20 must have blues-busters for your next party, barbecue, or road trip. Check out modern practitioners THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, JOHNNY WINTER, and SUSAN TEDESCHI, plus the pack they took their blues cues from including JIMMY REED, ETTA JAMES, and ALBERT KING."
"This master of laid back groovin' inspired cool covers of his material by everyone from ELVIS and THE STONES to ROOMFUL OF BLUES and JOHNNY WINTER...INFLUENCED: PAUL BUTTERFIELD, THE YARDBIRDS, ROLLING STONES."
"CHICAGO blues' and CHESS RECORDS' shining jewel. LITTLE WALTER, JUNIOR WELLS, PINETOP PERKINS, JIMMY ROGERS, OTIS SPANN and JAMES COTTON all paid their blues dues in the HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN's band...INFLUENCED: JOHNNY WINTER, VAN MORRISON, LED ZEPPELIN, PAUL RODGERS."
"BUDDY's the guy that played behind everyone at CHESS, partnered with harp ace JUNIOR WELLS, and kept the blues flame burnin' on his rockin' solo efforts. One of the last true living legends...INFLUENCED: ERIC CLAPTON, TEN YEARS AFTER, DEREK TRUCKS, GEORGE THOROGOOD."
"CHESS RECORDS' other blues queen, alongside KOKO TAYLOR. Whether rockin' you right on TELL MAMA or soothin' your soul with AT LAST, ETTA jams. INFLUENCED: LOU ANN BARTON, CARLA THOMAS, GLADYS KNIGHT."
"RHINO RECORDS' cool cat collection of jumpin', jivin', wailin' classics is a cornerstone of what became rock & roll. ELVIS, BILL HALEY, AEROSMITH, BRIAN SETZER, and ROBERT PLANT all covered the swingin' sounds of LOUIS PRIMA, BIG JOE TURNER, TINY BRADSHAW, and LOUIS JORDAN. And you thought CHUCK and JERRY LEE were rock's only founding fathers! NOTE: Also check out MORE JUMP BLUES, the sequel."
"Both the most soulful bluesman AND the bluesiest soulman you ever wrapped your ears around. The roster of rock and RNB artists who have tackled his songbook is staggering, including ROBERT CRAY, EDGAR WINTER, BOZ SCAGGS, ROOMFUL OF BLUES, VAN MORRISON, GARY MOORE, JOHNNY RIVERS, WHITESNAKE, THE MOVERS, ERIC CLAPTON, and more admirers. INFLUENCED: JOHNNY TAYLOR, DELBERT MCCLINTON, BOZ SCAGGS."
"Louisiana born SLIM HARPO's laid back swamp-boogie vibe inspired BROWNSVILLE STATION, THE ROLLING STONES, and THE FAB T-BIRDS to tackle his I'M A KING BEE, SHAKE YOUR HIPS, and TIP ON IN respectively. One of the few old school bluesmen to post a bona fide pop hit in BABY SCRATCH MY BACK...INFLUENCED: ROLLING STONES, FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, JOHNNY WINTER."