Vol.1 Electric Blues 1939-54 (english)
Please, note: English liner notes! --- 3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 172-page booklet, 79 tracks. Total playing time approx. 221 mns. - Part two of the most comprehensive history EVER of electrified blues on 12 electrifying CDs! Every significant artist ... every significant recording from the 1930s to the present day, including T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, George Thorogood, and Freddie, B.B. and Albert King, Jeff Beck, Fleetwood Mac, Charlie Musselwhite, Johnny Winter, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and literally hundreds more! In all, fifteen-and-a-half hours! Compiled and annotated by renowned blues expert, Bill Dahl. Every 3-CD set comes with a 160-page booklet including biographies, illustrations, original release info, and rare photos! Cross-licensed from every record company to be truly comprehensive! -- Blues historian and musicologist, Bill Dahl from Chicago, has produced the most comprehensive history of electric blues ... ever! With nearly 300 tracks, Bear Family Records is telling the story from the beginning into the new millennium. In the 1930s, the invention of Gibson's ES-150 - the first electric guitar - changed popular music forever. The first generation of blues pioneers played acoustic instruments, but with the invention of amplification, guitar and harmonica players could be heard over the piano, drums and horns. Music was revolutionized! -- The 12 generously full CDs are in four sets of three CDs in elegant digipaks. On more than 650 pages in four lavishly illustrated booklets, Bill Dahl writes authoritatively about the history of electric blues, and how it influenced rock music during the 1960s and beyond. Here's the complete story from jazz-inspired jump numbers in the late 1930s to hard-driving blues/rock from the States and Great Britain in the 1960s, '70s, and beyond. The journey closes with today's contemporary blues. This is it! Truly definitive! Done as only Bear Family can do it!
1. Floyd's Guitar Blues - Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy, Featuring Guitar Solo By Floyd Smith 2. Mean Old World - T-Bone Walker 3. Strange Things Happening Every Day - Sister Rosetta Tharpe 4. Drifting Blues - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers 5. Ain't That Just Like A Woman - Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five 6. That's All Right - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup 7. Let Me Play With Your Poodle - Lightnin' Hopkins 8. Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) - T-Bone Walker 9. Better Cut That Out - Sonny Boy Williamson 10. Ramblin' Bill - Big Bill (Broonzy) & His Rhythm Band 11. I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters 12. Boogie Chillen - John Lee Hooker 13. Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton 14. Mary Is Fine - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, His Guitar And Orchestra 15. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Stick Mcghee And His Buddies 16. Hit The Road - Little Willie Littlefield 17. Who's Been Jivin' You - Jimmy Witherspoon 18. Black Angel Blues (Sweet Black Angel) - The Nighthawks (Robert Nighthawk) 19. My Special Friend Blues - Baby Boy Warren 20. Every Day I Have The Blues (Lonely Heart Blues) - Lowell Fulson 21. Rock Awhile - Goree Carter And His Hepcats 22. Bon Ton Roula - Clarence Garlow 23. Rollin' And Tumblin' Part 1 - Baby Face Leroy Trio 24. Slippin' And Slidin' - Gene Phillips With Jack Mcvea Orchestra 25. Rockin' All Day (Aka Rockin' And Reelin') - Jimmy Mccracklin And His Blues Blasters 26. Love Don't Love Nobody - Roy Brown And His Mighty Mighty Men Disc 2: 1. That's All Right - Jimmy Rogers And His Trio 2. Midnight Boogie - Tampa Red 3. Black Night - Charles Brown And His Band 4. Rock Little Baby - Cecil Gant 5. Why Should I Cry? - Lonnie Johnson 6. Rocket '88' - Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats 7. How Many More Years? - Howlin' Wolf 8. Boogie Woogie Nighthawk - James 'Wide Mouth' Brown 9. Baby Let's Go Down To The Woods - Floyd Dixon 10. Kansas City Blues - Robert Nighthawk And His Nighthawks Band 11. Pontiac Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson 12. Dust My Broom - Elmore James 13. I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker 14. Cold Cold Feeling - T-Bone Walker 15. Ramblin' On My Mind - Boyd Gilmore 16. Please Send My Baby Back - Sunny Blair 17. Trust In Me - Fats Domino 18. Juke - Little Walter 19. Me And My Chauffeur Blues - Memphis Minnie With Little Joe & His Band 20. Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd 21. Lonesome Train - Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson 22. Hound Dog - Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton With Kansas City Bill And Orchestra 23. Chocolate Pork Chop Man - Pete 'Guitar' Lewis 24. Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone) - B.B. King And His Orchestra 25. Evening Sun - Johnny Shines 26. Cryin' Shame - Snooky Pryor And His Trio Disc 3: 1. Messin' Up - Chuck Norris 2. Please Love Me - B.B. King And His Orchestra 3. Forty Cups Of Coffee - Danny Overbea 4. Ice Cream Man - John Brim 5. Losing Hand - Ray Charles 6. Hydramatic Woman - Joe Hill Louis 7. Feelin' Good - Little Junior's Blue Flames 8. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer - Amos Milburn And His Aladdin Chickenshackers 9. Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) - Rufus Thomas, Jr. 10. Blues With A Feeling - Little Walter And His Jukes 11. Piggly Wiggly - Lil' Son Jackson 12. T.V. Mama - Joe Turner And His Blues Kings 13. The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim And His Band 14. Shim Sham Shimmy - Champion Jack Dupree 15. Dirty Work At The Crossroad - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown With Jimmy Mccracklin And His Orchestra 16. You Don't Have To Go - Jimmy Reed And His Trio 17. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters 18. Sloppy Drunk - Jimmy Rogers And His Rocking Four 19. Shake That Thing - Wynonie Harris 20. Wine, Women, Whiskey - Papa Lightfoot 21. I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare 22. Pet Cream Man - J.B. Hutto And His Hawks 23. Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson 24. Don't Have To Worry (Jumpin' In The Heart