ZZ Top: Billy Gibbons (vocals, guitar); Dusty Hill (vocals, bass); Frank Beard (drums, percussion).
Includes liner notes by Bill Bentley.
Personnel: Dusty Hill (vocals); Frank Beard (snare drum, percussion).
Liner Note Authors: Dusty Hill; Frank Beard; Bill Bentley.
Although the band were known first and foremost as arena rockers by the late '90s, most longtime ZZ Top fans knew that the Texas trio's roots lay in blues, especially evident in the classic early '70s Warner's albums. ZZ Top's former record co-compiled 17 of the band's tastiest blues tracks from throughout the years, focusing on many long-lost and forgotten tracks that sound as vibrant today as they did when first recorded. You can't go wrong with such killer boogie-woogie as the album opener "Brown Sugar" (no relation to the Rolling Stones hit of the same name), the calm "Hot, Blue, and Righteous," or the latter-day rocker "My Head's in Mississippi," to name but several.