Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection, Pt. 4: 1970-2005

Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection, Pt. 4: 1970-2005

     
 

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In some ways, the fourth installment of Bear Family's four-volume Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection is the most important -- not because this was the most innovative period for electric blues but rather the years of 1970-2005 are generally considered toSee more details below

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In some ways, the fourth installment of Bear Family's four-volume Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection is the most important -- not because this was the most innovative period for electric blues but rather the years of 1970-2005 are generally considered to be when the genre was rather dormant. Certain acts had hits now and then, but the blues weren't ruling the R&B charts and rock & roll starts to shed its blues influence during the '70s, so its presence doesn't seem as immediate. Nevertheless, this fourth volume proves that electric blues not only has a rich legacy but that it is one that continues into the modern era, both by old hands (Buddy Guy pops up with his 1991 "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues") and new (Robert Cray's "Smoking Gun," which actually crossed over into the Top 40). Most of the major names of soul-blues and mainstream blues are here -- B.B. King, Al Green, Z.Z. Hill, O.V. Wright, Bobby Rush, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Albert King -- and this also traces the rise of Alligator Records (Hound Dog Taylor's "Give Me Back My Wig" still sounds nasty all these years later), grapples with such rock bands as the J. Geils Band and ZZ Top, and makes a case for the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. While it doesn't necessarily make a case for the next generation -- some of the newer tracks toward the end of the set are by old guys like R.L. Burnside -- this fourth volume does prove that electric blues remained vital well into the new millennium.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2012
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127169242
catalogNumber:
2716924
Rank:
180284

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Something Strange is Goin' On In My House  - Ted Taylor
  2. I Can't Get Next To You  -  Green
  3. Big Leg Woman (With a Short Short Mini Skirt)  - Israel Tolbert
  4. Get Your Lie Straight  - Bill Coday
  5. Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes  - Z.Z. Hill
  6. A Nickel and a Nail  - O.V. Wright
  7. Chicken Heads  - Bobby Rush
  8. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing, Pt. 1  - Little Johnny Taylor
  9. Drowning In the Sea of Love  - Joe Simon
  10. Joey  - Little Beaver
  11. That's What Love Will Make You Do  - Little Milton
  12. Breaking Up Somebody's Home  - Ann Peebles
  13. I'll Play the Blues For You  - Albert King
  14. Man Sized Job  - Denise LaSalle
  15. Your Turn to Cry  - Bettye LaVette
  16. It's Hard Going Up (But Twice As Hard Coming Down)  - Little Sonny
  17. To Know You is To Love You  - B.B. King
  18. Cheaper To Keep Her  - Johnnie Taylor
  19. Let's Straighten It Out  -  Latimore
  20. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (the Way You Treated Me)  - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  21. Take Me To the River  - Syl Johnson
  22. Turning Point  - Tyrone Davis
  23. Ain't That a Bitch  - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
  24. (You Are My) Learnin' Tree  - Artie White

Disc 2

  1. The Thrill is Gone  - B.B. King
  2. Memory Pain  - Johnny Winter
  3. Going Down  - Freddie King
  4. Homework  -  J. Geils Band
  5. Right Place, Wrong Time  - Otis Rush
  6. Give Me Back My Wig  - Hound Dog Taylor
  7. Stoop Down Baby  - Chick Willis
  8. Should've Learnt My Lesson  - Rory Gallagher
  9. After Hours  - Roy Buchanan
  10. Your Love is Like a Cancer  - Son Seals
  11. Stealin' Watermelons  -  Elvin Bishop Group
  12. Luther's Blues  - Luther Allison
  13. Boogie Thing  -  James Cotton Blues Band
  14. La Grange  -  ZZ Top
  15. Somebody Loan Me a Dime  - Fenton Robinson
  16. The Train I Ride  - Junior Wells
  17. Before You Accuse Me  - Delbert McClinton
  18. Runaway  - Bonnie Raitt
  19. Hey Bartender  - Koko Taylor
  20. Duke's Blues  -  Roomful of Blues
  21. Bad Dream  - Eddy Clearwater

Disc 3

  1. Rock This House  -  Hollywood Fats Band
  2. Brick  - Albert Collins
  3. Down Home Blues  - Z.Z. Hill
  4. Claim Jumper  - Johnny Copeland
  5. Dollar Got the Blues  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  6. Bad To the Bone  -  George Thorogood & the Destroyers
  7. Pride and Joy
  8. Don't Take Advantage of Me  - Lonnie Brooks
  9. Tuff Enuff  -  Fabulous Thunderbirds
  10. Smoking Gun  - Robert Cray
  11. Cold is the Night  - Joe Louis Walker
  12. Damn Right, I've Got the Blues  - Buddy Guy
  13. Your Love is Real  - Robert Ward
  14. Red Beans  - Snooks Eaglin
  15. All Night Long  -  Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys
  16. Old Black Mattie  - R.L. Burnside
  17. Robert Nighthawk Stomp  -  Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters
  18. Bad Love  - Luther Allison
  19. Backup Man  - Arthur Adams
  20. Check My Pulse  -  Nick Moss & the Flip Tops

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Luther Allison   Composer
Robert Cray   Composer
Floyd Dixon   Composer
Buddy Guy   Composer
Percy Mayfield   Composer
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Composer
Fenton Robinson   Composer
Hound Dog Taylor   Composer
Junior Wells   Composer
Elvin Bishop   Composer
Rory Gallagher   Composer
Green   Composer
Duke Robillard   Composer
Del Shannon   Composer
Joe Simon   Composer
George Thorogood   Composer
Arthur Adams   Composer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
Denise LaSalle   Composer
Don Nix   Composer
Bobby Rush   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Kim Wilson   Composer
Junior Kimbrough   Composer
Robert Ward   Composer
Steve Barri   Composer
Frank Beard   Composer
Bruce Bromberg   Composer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
Richard Cousins   Composer
Max Crook   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Billy Gibbons   Composer
Per Hanson   Composer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
Detlev Hoegen   Illustrations
Leon Huff   Composer
Benny Latimore   Composer
Timothy Matthews   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Vernon Morrison   Composer
Nick Moss   Composer
Michael Omartian   Composer
Avery Parrish   Composer
Perkins   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Otis Rush   Composer
James Solberg   Composer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Composer
Dennis Walker   Composer
Dan Walsh   Composer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
W. Williams   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Syreeta Wright   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Miles Grayson   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Bettye Crutcher   Composer
Raeford Gerald   Composer
James A. Lane   Composer
Bobby Lexing   Composer
Rick Lovejoy   Composer
Israel Tolbert   Composer
Robert Willis   Composer
Jesse Anderson   Composer
Jerry Beach   Composer
Rick Darnell   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations
Johnnie Morisette   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Thelma Gordy   Composer
Marcus Heumann   Mastering
Leo Graham   Composer
Willie Clark   Composer
Lee Baker   Composer
Lermon Horton   Composer
Eddy Harrington   Composer
Dock Price   Composer
Willie Hale   Composer
Ora Denise Jones   Composer
Frank "Son" Seals   Composer
Michael Price   Composer
Joe Michael Hill   Composer
Mack Rice   Composer
Milton Middlebrook   Composer
Johnny Clyde   Composer
Ronald Hovarth   Composer

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