Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection, Pt. 2: 1954-1967

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The second volume of Bear Family's four-part electric blues series Plug It In! Turn It Up! features the years 1954-1967 but that's slightly misleading, as much of the latter years are bunched up on the third disc, which rounds up 29 significant instrumentals. The rest of the collection concentrates on continuing the story the first volume began, as West Coast, Delta, and Chicago blues all began to swing harder and play louder, working their way onto rock & roll jukeboxes as they did so. Some of these singles do play like rock & roll -- that's particularly true of Bo Diddley's heavy-footed rumble and Hank Ballard's easy shuffle on "Look at Little Sister" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The second volume of Bear Family's four-part electric blues series Plug It In! Turn It Up! features the years 1954-1967 but that's slightly misleading, as much of the latter years are bunched up on the third disc, which rounds up 29 significant instrumentals. The rest of the collection concentrates on continuing the story the first volume began, as West Coast, Delta, and Chicago blues all began to swing harder and play louder, working their way onto rock & roll jukeboxes as they did so. Some of these singles do play like rock & roll -- that's particularly true of Bo Diddley's heavy-footed rumble and Hank Ballard's easy shuffle on "Look at Little Sister" -- but this is primarily devoted to electrified blues that jolts and jumps like a bare wire. There are plenty of big names and classics here, songs that would later be standards in any number of house bands across the country: "Kansas City," "I'm Ready," "My Babe," "I'm a Man," "I Wish You Wouldn't," "I Can't Quit You Baby," "Got My Mojo Working," "I'm a King Bee," "Texas Flood," "Kansas City," "Baby What You Want Me to Do," "The Sky Is Crying," "Wham!," "Frosty." It's a crash course in history that plays like a party, even on that third disc of high-octane instrumentals.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/2012
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127169228
  • Catalog Number: 2716922
  • Sales rank: 126,875

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Upset Me Baby - B.B. King & His Orchestra (3:02)
  2. 2 I'm Ready - Muddy Waters (3:04)
  3. 3 Mamma Talk To Your Daughter - J.B. Lenoir (2:21)
  4. 4 Hard-Hearted Woman - Big Walter Horton (3:03)
  5. 5 You Know - Yeah - Pee Wee Crayton (2:33)
  6. 6 A Mother's Love - Earl King (2:21)
  7. 7 Bad Boy - Eddie Taylor (3:01)
  8. 8 My Babe - Little Walter & His Jukes (2:41)
  9. 9 She's Five Feet Three - L.C. McKinley (2:49)
  10. 10 Aw Aw Baby - Robert Lockwood Jr. (2:37)
  11. 11 I'm a Man - Bo Diddley (3:02)
  12. 12 Quicksand - Guitar Slim (2:23)
  13. 13 Wee Wee Hours - Chuck Berry (3:04)
  14. 14 I Wish You Would - Billy Boy Arnold (2:41)
  15. 15 Three Hours Past Midnight - Johnny "Guitar" Watson (3:24)
  16. 16 Don't Start Me Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson [II] (2:34)
  17. 17 Need Your Love So Bad - Little Willie John (2:17)
  18. 18 Rockin' - Little George Smith (2:33)
  19. 19 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (2:15)
  20. 20 My Next Door Neighbor - Jerry McCain (2:14)
  21. 21 Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf (3:08)
  22. 22 I'm Tore Up - Billy Gayles (2:23)
  23. 23 Dimples - John Lee Hooker (2:12)
  24. 24 I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush (3:06)
  25. 25 Next Time You See Me - Little Junior Parker (2:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley (2:30)
  2. 2 Honky Tonk, Pt. 1 - Bill Doggett (3:06)
  3. 3 Rock My Blues Away - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2:34)
  4. 4 Gonna Wait For My Chance - Jackie Brenston (2:04)
  5. 5 Walking By Myself - Jimmy Rogers (2:47)
  6. 6 My Home is a Prison - Lonesome Sundown (3:10)
  7. 7 Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters (2:52)
  8. 8 I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo (3:04)
  9. 9 Farther Up the Road - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:58)
  10. 10 Walking With Frankie - Frankie Lee Sims (3:30)
  11. 11 All Your Love - Magic Sam (2:55)
  12. 12 Family Rules - Guitar Jr. (2:21)
  13. 13 All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Otis Rush (2:38)
  14. 14 Texas Flood - Larry Davis (2:42)
  15. 15 Sugar Coated Love - Lazy Lester (2:45)
  16. 16 Living With the Blues - Brownie McGhee (2:55)
  17. 17 That Will Never Do - Little Milton (2:56)
  18. 18 As the Years Go By - Fenton Robinson (2:34)
  19. 19 Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison (2:25)
  20. 20 Look At Little Sister - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters (2:28)
  21. 21 Baby What You Want Me To Do (2:27)
  22. 22 Messin' Around - Memphis Slim (3:06)
  23. 23 Rooster Blues - Lightnin' Slim (2:31)
  24. 24 Fannie Mae - Buster Brown (2:57)
  25. 25 The Sky is Crying - Elmore James & His Broomdusters (2:46)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Texas Hop - Pee Wee Crayton (3:06)
  2. 2 Junior Jives - Roy Milton (2:37)
  3. 3 Strollin' With Bones - T-Bone Walker (2:28)
  4. 4 Tiny's Boogie - Tiny Grimes Quintet (2:59)
  5. 5 Hawaiian Boogie - Elmore James (2:32)
  6. 6 Easy (2:59)
  7. 7 The Huckle-Buck - Earl Hooker (3:06)
  8. 8 Space Guitar - Young John Watson (2:38)
  9. 9 Hopkins' Sky Hop - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:12)
  10. 10 Okie Dokie Stomp - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2:34)
  11. 11 Big Boy - Bill Jennings Quintet (2:16)
  12. 12 Shake Walkin' - Mickey Baker (2:48)
  13. 13 Strollin' With Nolen - Jimmy Nolen (2:24)
  14. 14 Congo Mambo - Guitar Gable & The Musical Kings (2:22)
  15. 15 Lucky Lou - Jody Williams (3:48)
  16. 16 Johnny's House Party, Pts. 1-2 - Johnny Heartsman (5:05)
  17. 17 Guitar Boogie - Chuck Berry (2:20)
  18. 18 The Big Push - Cal Green (2:32)
  19. 19 Back Track - Little Walter (2:49)
  20. 20 Steppin' Out - Memphis Slim (2:01)
  21. 21 Hard Grind - Wild Jimmy Spruill (2:57)
  22. 22 Royal Earl Shuffle - Royal Earl (2:20)
  23. 23 Prancing - Ike & Tina Turner's Kings Of Rhythm (3:46)
  24. 24 Red Light - Clarence Green (2:07)
  25. 25 Remington Ride - Freddie King (6:29)
  26. 26 Wham! - Lonnie Mack (2:10)
  27. 27 Frosty - Albert Collins (3:04)
  28. 28 Finger Lickin' - Johnny Jones (2:25)
  29. 29 Looking Good - Magic Sam (3:12)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Billy Boy Arnold Composer
Buster Brown Composer
Pee Wee Crayton Composer
Larry Davis Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
Johnny Heartsman Composer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Big Walter Horton Composer
J.B. Lenoir Composer
Lonnie Mack Composer
Roy Milton Composer
Jimmy Reed Composer
Eddie Taylor Composer
Hank Ballard Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Bill Doggett Composer
Luther Ingram Composer
Albert Collins Composer
Tiny Grimes Composer
Bill Jennings Composer
Andy Gibson Composer
Clifford Scott Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Hank Penny Composer
Robert Lockwood Jr. Composer
Cal Green Composer
Alex Atkins Composer
Ralph Bass Composer
Brownie McGhee Composer
Milton Campbell Composer
Peter Chatman Composer
Pluma Davis Composer
Earl Forest Composer
Clarence Green Composer
Bill Harvey Composer
Lightnin' Hopkins Composer
Ike Turner Composer
Elmore James Composer
Riley King Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Deadric Malone Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
L.C. McKinley Composer
James Moore Composer
Herb Remington Composer
Don Robey Composer
Morgan Robinson Composer
Johnny Rogers Composer
Otis Rush Composer
Eddie Shuler Composer
Frankie Lee Sims Composer
Wild Jimmy Spruill Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson Composer
Jerry West Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Billy Butler Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Samuel Maghett Composer
Jimmy Nolen Composer
John Vincent Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Jay Miller Composer
Joe Josea Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Walter Jacobs Composer
James A. Lane Composer
Sam Ling Composer
Bob Lyons Composer
Ruth McGhee Composer
Vida Lee Walker Composer
Joe Scott Composer
Victor Pearlin Illustrations
Thomas Henke Composer
Johnny Jones Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd Composer
Joe Veasey Composer
McHouston "Mickey" Baker Composer
Eddie 'Tex' Curtis Composer
Marcus Heumann Mastering
Preston Foster Composer
Lee Baker Jr. Composer
Mertis John Jr. Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
Edward Davis Composer
James Bracken Composer
Jerry McCain Composer
Earl Johnson Composer
John Watson Composer
Maybelle Jackson Composer
Morgan Bobby Robinson Composer
George Smith Composer
Gabriel Perrodin Sr. Composer
Esther Crayton Composer
William Edward John Composer
Joseph Leon Williams Composer
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