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

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 6/15/2012
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127169242
  • Catalog Number: 2716924
  • Sales rank: 210,713

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Something Strange is Goin' On In My House - Ted Taylor (2:51)
  2. 2 I Can't Get Next To You - Al Green (3:45)
  3. 3 Big Leg Woman (With a Short Short Mini Skirt) - Israel Tolbert (3:16)
  4. 4 Get Your Lie Straight - Bill Coday (2:57)
  5. 5 Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes - Z.Z. Hill (2:53)
  6. 6 A Nickel and a Nail - O.V. Wright (3:40)
  7. 7 Chicken Heads - Bobby Rush (2:32)
  8. 8 Everybody Knows About My Good Thing, Pt. 1 - Little Johnny Taylor (3:16)
  9. 9 Drowning In the Sea of Love - Joe Simon (3:21)
  10. 10 Joey - Little Beaver (3:41)
  11. 11 That's What Love Will Make You Do - Little Milton (3:55)
  12. 12 Breaking Up Somebody's Home - Ann Peebles (2:25)
  13. 13 I'll Play the Blues For You - Albert King (3:37)
  14. 14 Man Sized Job - Denise LaSalle (2:48)
  15. 15 Your Turn to Cry - Bettye LaVette (3:13)
  16. 16 It's Hard Going Up (But Twice As Hard Coming Down) - Little Sonny (3:53)
  17. 17 To Know You is To Love You - B.B. King (8:33)
  18. 18 Cheaper To Keep Her - Johnnie Taylor (3:28)
  19. 19 Let's Straighten It Out - Latimore (5:13)
  20. 20 I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (the Way You Treated Me) - Bobby "Blue" Bland (3:17)
  21. 21 Take Me To the River - Syl Johnson (3:05)
  22. 22 Turning Point - Tyrone Davis (4:24)
  23. 23 Ain't That a Bitch - Johnny "Guitar" Watson (4:56)
  24. 24 (You Are My) Learnin' Tree - Artie White (3:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Thrill is Gone - B.B. King (5:23)
  2. 2 Memory Pain - Johnny Winter (5:27)
  3. 3 Going Down - Freddie King (3:21)
  4. 4 Homework - J. Geils Band (2:45)
  5. 5 Right Place, Wrong Time - Otis Rush (5:24)
  6. 6 Give Me Back My Wig - Hound Dog Taylor (3:34)
  7. 7 Stoop Down Baby - Chick Willis (4:27)
  8. 8 Should've Learnt My Lesson - Rory Gallagher (3:35)
  9. 9 After Hours - Roy Buchanan (6:15)
  10. 10 Your Love is Like a Cancer - Son Seals (4:33)
  11. 11 Stealin' Watermelons - Elvin Bishop Group (2:57)
  12. 12 Luther's Blues - Luther Allison (6:20)
  13. 13 Boogie Thing - James Cotton Blues Band (3:18)
  14. 14 La Grange - ZZ Top (3:52)
  15. 15 Somebody Loan Me a Dime - Fenton Robinson (2:56)
  16. 16 The Train I Ride - Junior Wells (5:04)
  17. 17 Before You Accuse Me - Delbert McClinton (3:06)
  18. 18 Runaway - Bonnie Raitt (3:55)
  19. 19 Hey Bartender - Koko Taylor (2:53)
  20. 20 Duke's Blues - Roomful of Blues (4:21)
  21. 21 Bad Dream - Eddy Clearwater (5:00)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Rock This House - Hollywood Fats Band (4:38)
  2. 2 Brick - Albert Collins (4:35)
  3. 3 Down Home Blues - Z.Z. Hill (5:03)
  4. 4 Claim Jumper - Johnny Copeland (3:32)
  5. 5 Dollar Got the Blues - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (4:37)
  6. 6 Bad To the Bone - George Thorogood & the Destroyers (4:49)
  7. 7 Pride and Joy (3:39)
  8. 8 Don't Take Advantage of Me - Lonnie Brooks (4:20)
  9. 9 Tuff Enuff - The Fabulous Thunderbirds (3:20)
  10. 10 Smoking Gun - Robert Cray (4:07)
  11. 11 Cold is the Night - Joe Louis Walker (4:11)
  12. 12 Damn Right, I've Got the Blues - Buddy Guy (4:25)
  13. 13 Your Love is Real - Robert Ward (3:02)
  14. 14 Red Beans - Snooks Eaglin (3:53)
  15. 15 All Night Long - Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys (5:51)
  16. 16 Old Black Mattie - R.L. Burnside (4:10)
  17. 17 Robert Nighthawk Stomp - Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters (3:14)
  18. 18 Bad Love - Luther Allison (6:24)
  19. 19 Backup Man - Arthur Adams (3:48)
  20. 20 Check My Pulse - Nick Moss & the Flip Tops (4:16)
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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
Al 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
Al 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 Jr. 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 Jr. Composer
Willie Clark Composer
Lee Baker Jr. Composer
Lermon Horton Composer
Eddy Harrington Composer
Dock Price Jr. 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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