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

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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: 6/15/2012
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127169235
  • Catalog Number: 2716923
  • Sales rank: 324,089

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush (3:12)
  2. 2 First Time I Met the Blues - Buddy Guy (2:19)
  3. 3 Big Boss Man (2:51)
  4. 4 Hide Away - Freddie King (2:37)
  5. 5 Have You Ever Loved a Woman - Freddie King (3:07)
  6. 6 Messin' With the Kid - Junior Wells (2:16)
  7. 7 I Pity the Fool - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2:42)
  8. 8 Come On, Pts. 1-2 - Earl King (4:30)
  9. 9 Rockin' This Joint To-Nite - Kid Thomas (1:57)
  10. 10 Shake Your Moneymaker - Elmore James (2:34)
  11. 11 I'm a Little Mixed Up - Betty James (2:49)
  12. 12 Driving Wheel - Little Junior Parker (2:37)
  13. 13 Doctor Feel-Good - Willie Perryman (2:16)
  14. 14 Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker (2:32)
  15. 15 Watch Your Step - Bobby Parker (2:44)
  16. 16 You Don't Love Me - Willie Cobbs (2:38)
  17. 17 Cut You a-Loose - Ricky Allen (2:48)
  18. 18 Jelly Roll King - Frank Frost (2:29)
  19. 19 You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover - Bo Diddley (3:15)
  20. 20 I'm a Woman - Christine Kittrell (2:34)
  21. 21 Help Me - Sonny Boy Williamson [II] (3:08)
  22. 22 Too Many Cooks - Jesse Fortune (2:51)
  23. 23 Part Time Love - Little Johnny Taylor (3:49)
  24. 24 Hidden Charms - Howlin' Wolf (2:23)
  25. 25 Blue Monday - James Davis (2:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hi-Heel Sneakers (2:49)
  2. 2 Full Time Lover - Little Frankie Lee & the Saxtons (2:32)
  3. 3 Rock Me Baby - B.B. King (2:59)
  4. 4 Gonna Send You Back To Georgia (A City Slick) - Timmy Shaw (2:24)
  5. 5 Use What You Got - Sugar Pie DeSanto (2:42)
  6. 6 Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf (2:50)
  7. 7 All Night Worker - Rufus Thomas (2:18)
  8. 8 Snatch It Back and Hold It - Junior Wells (2:51)
  9. 9 Baby Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo (2:53)
  10. 10 Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor (2:59)
  11. 11 Feel So Bad - Little Milton (4:04)
  12. 12 Little Bluebird - Johnnie Taylor (3:13)
  13. 13 Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett (3:07)
  14. 14 Crosscut Saw - Albert King (2:34)
  15. 15 You're Taking Up Another Man's Place - Mable John (2:53)
  16. 16 Tramp - Lowell Fulson (3:05)
  17. 17 Dr. Feelgood (Love is a Serious Business) - Aretha Franklin (3:20)
  18. 18 Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King (2:45)
  19. 19 I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James (2:35)
  20. 20 Mary Had a Little Lamb - Buddy Guy (2:30)
  21. 21 Slip Away - Clarence Carter (2:29)
  22. 22 One of These Days - Sonny Rhodes (2:56)
  23. 23 A Woman Needs To Be Loved - Tyrone Davis (2:46)
  24. 24 What Have I Done Wrong - Magic Sam (3:09)
  25. 25 Cummins Prison (Farm) - Calvin Leavy (4:40)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Who Do You Love - Ronnie Hawkins (2:41)
  2. 2 Baby, What's Wrong - Lonnie Mack (3:48)
  3. 3 Gangster of Love - Johnny Winter (2:27)
  4. 4 The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (4:30)
  5. 5 Bring It To Jerome - Manfred Mann (3:23)
  6. 6 Goin' Down Slow - Michael Bloomfield (3:41)
  7. 7 Judgement Day - The Pretty Things (2:46)
  8. 8 I Ain't Got You - The Yardbirds (2:00)
  9. 9 Born In Chicago - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (3:08)
  10. 10 Have You Heard - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (5:54)
  11. 11 I Can Tell - John Hammond Jr. (3:22)
  12. 12 Baby Will You Please Help Me - Charlie Musselwhite (3:20)
  13. 13 Stevie's Blues - The Spencer Davis Group (3:47)
  14. 14 I Want To Know - Ten Years After (2:10)
  15. 15 Shake 'Em On Down - Savoy Brown Blues Band (6:05)
  16. 16 She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule To Ride) - Taj Mahal (3:30)
  17. 17 On the Road Again - Canned Heat (3:23)
  18. 18 Ball and Chain - Big Brother & the Holding Company (9:11)
  19. 19 Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac (2:51)
  20. 20 I Ain't Superstitious - Jeff Beck Group (4:51)
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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
Al 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 Jr. Composer
Carl Davis Composer
James Oden Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
Samuel Smith Composer
Jake Hammonds Jr. Composer
Gil Caple Composer
Frankie Lee Jones Composer
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