Testament Records Sampler

Testament Records Sampler

CD

Overview

This covers the story of Pete Welding's Testament blues label (now being brought to compact disc via Hightone Records), inspired by Delmark Records and driven by a desire just to get great blues recordings onto the market. This story is told both in this 23-track CD sampler and in the liner notes by Welding, who explains that he didn't care, when he started the label, whether or not it was commercially successful -- his job paid well enough. Testament proceeded to release a stream of amazing blues and R&B albums over the years, ranging from an anthology of Southern black fife and drum bands all the way to roaring electric blues that'll set fire to the hair in your ears. This sampler is 72 minutes of amazing selections from 23 different albums, and if you're a blues fan unfamiliar with Testament's CD releases, it may very well present a danger to your bank account. The sampler itself is priced cheaply enough to present a temptation, and you should let yourself be tempted.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/18/1995
Label: Testament
UPC: 0012928400121
catalogNumber: 4001

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Boy Arnold   Track Performer
Robert Nighthawk   Track Performer
Eddie Taylor   Track Performer
Big Joe Williams   Track Performer
Johnny Young   Track Performer
Erwin Helfer   Track Performer
Doctor Ross   Track Performer
John Littlejohn   Track Performer
Big John Wrencher   Track Performer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Track Performer
Johnny Shines   Track Performer
Otis Spann   Track Performer
Chicago String Band   Track Performer
Eddie Lee "Mustright" Jones   Track Performer
Blind Connie Williams   Track Performer
Johnny Turner   Track Performer
John Lee Granderson   Track Performer
Jimmy Walker   Track Performer
J.B. Hutto & The Hawks   Track Performer
Ruby McCoy   Track Performer
Bil Jackson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Doctor Ross   Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Composer
Robert "P-Nut" Johnson   Composer
Johnny Shines   Composer
Pete Welding   Producer,Liner Notes

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