The Real Folk Blues

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This article is about the compilation albums. For the song, see The Real Folk Blues (Cowboy Bebop).

The Real Folk Blues is a series of blues compilation albums released between 1965 and 1967 by Chess Records, and distributed by MCA Records. Each album in the series highlighted the music of one major Chess artist, including John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Sonny Boy Williamson II. The series, overseen by Marshall Chess, was a reaction to the increasing audience for the blues following the British Invasion. Companion discs, titled More Real Folk Blues, were released for many of the artists. Hooker's companion disc was not released until 1991. Beginning in 1999 the albums were re-released as single-disc compilations.

Albums[edit]

  • Muddy Waters, The Real Folk Blues (1965)[1]
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II, The Real Folk Blues (LP-1503, January 1966)[2][3]
  • John Lee Hooker, The Real Folk Blues (1966)
  • Howlin' Wolf, The Real Folk Blues (1966)
  • Memphis Slim, The Real Folk Blues (1966)
  • Howlin' Wolf, More Real Folk Blues (1967)
  • Muddy Waters, More Real Folk Blues (1967)[4]
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II, More Real Folk Blues (LPS-1509, September 1967)[5]
  • John Lee Hooker, More Real Folk Blues (1991)
  • Muddy Waters, The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues (March 10, 1999)
  • John Lee Hooker, The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues (2002)
  • Howlin' Wolf, The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues (2002)
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II, The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues (March 12, 2002)[6]

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