Jay McShann's 'Confessin' the Blues', mostly written by the band's freshly recruited singer Walter Brown, became a big hit selling 500,000 copies. It was one of the most influential records for the young Chuck Berry, who actually sang it on his very first public performance in 1941 at the high school he attended. The indubitable strength and vitality of this blues are easily demonstrated by the fact that it is still going strong today, right alongside younger genres. It was this very groundbreaking music from the pioneers like Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley that still makes the present music sounds as it does today. TRACKLIST Side A 1. Jay Mcshann & Walter Brown - Confessin' The Blues 2. Big Bill Broonzy - Key To The Highway 3. Chuck Berry - Little Queenie 4. Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover 5. Billy Boy Arnold - Don't Stay Out All Night 6. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen 7. Ray Charles - (Night Time Is) The Right Time 8. Elmore James - Dust My Broom 9. Big Maceo - Worried Life Blues Side B 1. Muddy Waters - I Want To Be Loved 2. Chuck Berry - Carol 3. Elmore James - Blues Before Sunrise 4. Howlin' Wolf - Down In The Bottom 5. Robert Wilkins - That's No Way To Get Along 6. Bo Diddley - Crawdad 7. Jimmy Reed - Bright Lights, Big City 8. Eddie Taylor - Bad Boy 9. James Brown - I'll Go Crazy 10. Amos Milburn - Down The Road Apiece.