Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection, Pt. 3: 1960-1969

Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection, Pt. 3: 1960-1969

     
 

This is the third three-disc volume in Bear Family Records' ambitious four-volume history of the electric blues, all compiled and annotated by blues historian and musicologist Bill Dahl. The Gibson guitar company introduced the first electric guitar in the 1930s, and the advent of amplification meant the blues could preach louder and longer,See more details below

Overview

This is the third three-disc volume in Bear Family Records' ambitious four-volume history of the electric blues, all compiled and annotated by blues historian and musicologist Bill Dahl. The Gibson guitar company introduced the first electric guitar in the 1930s, and the advent of amplification meant the blues could preach louder and longer, which allowed a country acoustic music to transform itself into its own kind of powerfully rhythmic pop music. Taken as a whole, this ambitious Bear Family series traces and surveys that transformation, beginning with jazz-inspired jump blues tracks and following through to the juncture of blues and rock, blues and funk, and beyond, on into the 21st century. This particular volume covers 1960 to 1969, a time when blues and rock & roll really started to join hands, and it features classic tracks like Buddy Guy's "First Time I Met the Blues," Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man," Albert King's "Crosscut Saw," and B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby," but it also collects lesser-known gems like Frank Frost's "Jelly Roll King" and Junior Parker's "Driving Wheel," then slides into blues and rock hybrids like the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun," Canned Heat's Henry Thomas-inspired "On the Road Again," and Janis Joplin's "Ball and Chain," before closing things out with Stevie Wonder's blues-based "I Ain't Superstitious" done by the Jeff Beck Group. Bear Family Records is known for its quality releases, and this volume is no exception. When the full 12 discs are taken together, with nearly 300 tracks, it makes for a fascinating survey of the blues in all of its electric configurations.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2012
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127169235
catalogNumber:
2716923
Rank:
178366

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. So Many Roads, So Many Trains  - Otis Rush
  2. First Time I Met the Blues  - Buddy Guy
  3. Big Boss Man
  4. Hide Away  - Freddie King
  5. Have You Ever Loved a Woman  - Freddie King
  6. Messin' With the Kid  - Junior Wells
  7. I Pity the Fool  - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  8. Come On, Pts. 1-2  - Earl King
  9. Rockin' This Joint To-Nite  - Kid Thomas
  10. Shake Your Moneymaker  - Elmore James
  11. I'm a Little Mixed Up  - Betty James
  12. Driving Wheel  - Little Junior Parker
  13. Doctor Feel-Good  - Willie Perryman
  14. Boom Boom  - John Lee Hooker
  15. Watch Your Step  - Bobby Parker
  16. You Don't Love Me  - Willie Cobbs
  17. Cut You a-Loose  - Ricky Allen
  18. Jelly Roll King  - Frank Frost
  19. You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover  - Bo Diddley
  20. I'm a Woman  - Christine Kittrell
  21. Help Me  - Sonny Boy Williamson [II]
  22. Too Many Cooks  - Jesse Fortune
  23. Part Time Love  - Little Johnny Taylor
  24. Hidden Charms  - Howlin' Wolf
  25. Blue Monday  - James Davis

Disc 2

  1. Hi-Heel Sneakers
  2. Full Time Lover  -  Little Frankie Lee & the Saxtons
  3. Rock Me Baby  - B.B. King
  4. Gonna Send You Back To Georgia (A City Slick)  - Timmy Shaw
  5. Use What You Got  - Sugar Pie DeSanto
  6. Killing Floor  - Howlin' Wolf
  7. All Night Worker  - Rufus Thomas
  8. Snatch It Back and Hold It  - Junior Wells
  9. Baby Scratch My Back  - Slim Harpo
  10. Wang Dang Doodle  - Koko Taylor
  11. Feel So Bad  - Little Milton
  12. Little Bluebird  - Johnnie Taylor
  13. Mustang Sally  - Wilson Pickett
  14. Crosscut Saw  - Albert King
  15. You're Taking Up Another Man's Place  - Mable John
  16. Tramp  - Lowell Fulson
  17. Dr. Feelgood (Love is a Serious Business)  - Aretha Franklin
  18. Born Under a Bad Sign  - Albert King
  19. I'd Rather Go Blind  - Etta James
  20. Mary Had a Little Lamb  - Buddy Guy
  21. Slip Away  - Clarence Carter
  22. One of These Days  - Sonny Rhodes
  23. A Woman Needs To Be Loved  - Tyrone Davis
  24. What Have I Done Wrong  - Magic Sam
  25. Cummins Prison (Farm)  - Calvin Leavy

Disc 3

  1. Who Do You Love  - Ronnie Hawkins
  2. Baby, What's Wrong  - Lonnie Mack
  3. Gangster of Love  - Johnny Winter
  4. The House of the Rising Sun  -  Animals
  5. Bring It To Jerome  -  Manfred Mann
  6. Goin' Down Slow  - Michael Bloomfield
  7. Judgement Day  -  Pretty Things
  8. I Ain't Got You  -  Yardbirds
  9. Born In Chicago  -  Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  10. Have You Heard  -  John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
  11. I Can Tell  - John Hammond
  12. Baby Will You Please Help Me  - Charlie Musselwhite
  13. Stevie's Blues  -  Spencer Davis Group
  14. I Want To Know  -  Ten Years After
  15. Shake 'Em On Down  -  Savoy Brown Blues Band
  16. She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule To Ride)  - Taj Mahal
  17. On the Road Again  -  Canned Heat
  18. Ball and Chain  -  Big Brother & the Holding Company
  19. Black Magic Woman  -  Fleetwood Mac
  20. I Ain't Superstitious  -  Jeff Beck Group

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Willie Cobbs   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Frank Frost   Composer
Lowell Fulson   Composer
Buddy Guy   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Floyd Jones   Composer
Earl King   Composer
Freddie King   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Charlie Musselwhite   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Sonny Rhodes   Composer
Roosevelt Sykes   Composer
Taj Mahal   Composer
Big Mama Thornton   Composer
William Bell   Composer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
John Mayall   Composer
Chuck Willis   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Bob Hall   Arranger
Clay Hammond   Composer
Nick Gravenites   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Alan Price   Composer
Robert C. Smith   Composer
Snooky Pryor   Composer
Sonny Thompson   Composer
Bobby Parker   Composer
Ralph Bass   Composer
Savoy Brown   Arranger
Calvin Carter   Composer
Marcus Daniel   Composer
Jerome Green   Composer
Peter Green   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Willie Henderson   Composer
Detlev Hoegen   Illustrations
Elmore James   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Mel London   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Eurreal Montgomery   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Yank Rachell   Composer
Bonny "Mack" Rice   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Frank Scott   Composer
Floyd Smith   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Muff Winwood   Composer
Pete York   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
William Armstrong   Composer
Betty James   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Samuel Maghett   Composer
Billy Myles   Composer
Alan Wilson   Composer
Spencer Davis   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Johnnie Mae Matthews   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Amos Blakemore   Composer
Roquel Davis   Composer
Kid Thomas   Composer
William Cole   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations
Wilbur Terrell   Composer
Marshall Paul   Composer
Clarence Johnson   Composer
Curtis Smith   Composer
Ellington Jordan   Composer
Billy Foster   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Ted White   Composer
R.G. Ford   Composer
Marcus Heumann   Mastering
James Moore   Composer
Rufus Thomas   Composer
Carl Davis   Composer
James Oden   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer
Samuel Smith   Composer
Jake Hammonds   Composer
Gil Caple   Composer
Frankie Lee Jones   Composer

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