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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

 

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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,

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2012
Label:
Bear Family Germany
UPC:
4000127169235
catalogNumber:
2716923
Rank:
228831

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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
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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