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 to

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2012
Label:
Bear Family Germany
UPC:
4000127169242
catalogNumber:
2716924
Rank:
124200

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Something Strange is Goin' On In My House
  2. I Can't Get Next To You
  3. Big Leg Woman (With a Short Short Mini Skirt)
  4. Get Your Lie Straight
  5. Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes
  6. A Nickel and a Nail
  7. Chicken Heads
  8. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing, Pt. 1
  9. Drowning In the Sea of Love
  10. Joey
  11. That's What Love Will Make You Do
  12. Breaking Up Somebody's Home
  13. I'll Play the Blues For You
  14. Man Sized Job
  15. Your Turn to Cry
  16. It's Hard Going Up (But Twice As Hard Coming Down)
  17. To Know You is To Love You
  18. Cheaper To Keep Her
  19. Let's Straighten It Out
  20. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (the Way You Treated Me)
  21. Take Me To the River
  22. Turning Point
  23. Ain't That a Bitch
  24. (You Are My) Learnin' Tree

Disc 2

  1. The Thrill is Gone
  2. Memory Pain
  3. Going Down
  4. Homework
  5. Right Place, Wrong Time
  6. Give Me Back My Wig
  7. Stoop Down Baby
  8. Should've Learnt My Lesson
  9. After Hours
  10. Your Love is Like a Cancer
  11. Stealin' Watermelons
  12. Luther's Blues
  13. Boogie Thing
  14. La Grange
  15. Somebody Loan Me a Dime
  16. The Train I Ride
  17. Before You Accuse Me
  18. Runaway
  19. Hey Bartender
  20. Duke's Blues
  21. Bad Dream

Disc 3

  1. Rock This House
  2. Brick
  3. Down Home Blues
  4. Claim Jumper
  5. Dollar Got the Blues
  6. Bad To the Bone
  7. Pride and Joy
  8. Don't Take Advantage of Me
  9. Tuff Enuff
  10. Smoking Gun
  11. Cold is the Night
  12. Damn Right, I've Got the Blues
  13. Your Love is Real
  14. Red Beans
  15. All Night Long
  16. Old Black Mattie
  17. Robert Nighthawk Stomp
  18. Bad Love
  19. Backup Man
  20. Check My Pulse

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
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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