Two CDs and 1 DVD set. The Rolling Stones were named after a song by blues legend Muddy Waters, and Bill Wyman is keen to point out that the group's second #1 UK hit was a blues song, Howlin' Wolf's "Little Red Rooster". Bill has always been a fan of the blues, and in 2001, using his knowledge and love of the genre, he put together this set of his own favorites, tracing the history of the blues. The forty-six tracks are arranged chronologically, and includes a track from every important, seminal and influential blues artist.
Amongst the tracks are the originals of songs like "Baby Please Don't Go", "Matchbox" And "Spoonful", songs that were so important to the development of Rock 'n' Roll, and of Rock music in the UK. The DVD features a 110 minute documentary on the history of the blues presented by Clarke Peters. The entertaining and informative program features Bill Wyman giving his take on the importance of the genre, talking with many of the blues greats. The program includes contributions from a host of legendary performers, and interviews with B.B. King, Sam Phillips, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Mick Fleetwood, Otis Rush, Albert Lee, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Fountain of the Blind Boys of Alabama, lazy Lester, Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Waters' son), Rosetta Patton (Charley Patton's daughter), Guy Davis and Gary Brooker of Procol Harum. The lavishly illustrated 32-page booklet features annotation for every track.