# 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, Eric Clapton, 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!
Part 2: 1954-1967
CD 1 :
B.B. 'Blues Boy' King and His Orchestra: You Upset Me Baby - Muddy Waters:
I'm Ready - J.B. Lenore (sic): Mamma Talk To Your Daughter - Big Walter and his Combo: Hard-Hearted Woman - Pee Wee Crayton: You Know–Yeah - Earl King And His Band: A Mother's Love - Eddie Taylor: Bad Boy - Little Walter And His Jukes: My Babe - L.C. McKinley: She's Five Feet Three - Robert Jr. And His Combo: Aw Aw Baby - Bo Diddley: I'm A Man - Guitar Slim: Quicksand - Chuck Berry: Wee Wee Hours - Billy Boy: I Wish You Would - Johnny 'Guitar' Watson: Three Hours Past Midnight - 'Sonny Boy' Williamson: Don't Start Me Talkin' - Little Willie John: Need Your Love So Bad - Little George Smith: Rockin' - Jimmy Reed: Ain't That Lovin' You Baby - Jerry McCain: My Next Door Neighbor - Howlin' Wolf: Smoke Stack Lightning - Billy Gayles: I'm Tore Up - John Lee Hooker: Dimples - Otis Rush: I Can't Quit You Baby - Little Junior Parker with Bill Harvey's Band: Next Time You See Me
Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love - Bill Doggett: Honky Tonk (Part 1) - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown: Rock My Blues Away - Jackie Brenston: Gonna Wait For My Chance - Jimmy Rogers: Walking By Myself - Lonesome Sundown: My Home Is A Prison - Muddy Waters: Got My Mojo Working - Slim Harpo: I'm A King Bee - Bobby 'Blue' Bland with Bill Harvey Orchestra: Farther Up The Road - Frankie Lee Sims: Walking With Frankie - Magic Sam: All Your Love - Guitar Jr.: Family Rules - Otis Rush: All Your Love (I Miss Loving) - Larry Davis: Texas Flood - Lazy Lester: Sugar Coated Love - Brownie McGhee: Living With The Blues - Little Milton: That Will Never Do - Fenton Robinson: As The Years Go By - Wilbert Harrison: Kansas City - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters: Look At Little Sister - Jimmy Reed: Baby What You Want Me To Do - Memphis Slim: Messin' Around - Lightnin' Slim: Rooster Blues - Buster Brown: Fannie Mae - Elmore James and His Broomdusters: The Sky Is Crying
Pee Wee Crayton: Texas Hop - Roy Milton: Junior Jives - T-Bone Walker: Strollin' With Bones - Tiny Grimes Quintet: Tiny's Boogie - Elmore James: Hawaiian Boogie - Jimmy & Walter: Easy - Earl Hooker: The Huckle-Buck - Young John Watson: Space Guitar - Lightnin' Hopkins: Hopkins' Sky Hop - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown: Okie Dokie Stomp - Bill Jennings Quintet: Big Boy - Mickey Baker: Shake Walkin' - Jimmy Nolen: Strollin' With Nolen - Guitar Gable: Congo Mambo - Jody Williams: Lucky Lou - Johnny Heartsman: Johnny's House Party (Parts 1 & 2) - Chuck Berry: Guitar Boogie - Cal Green: The Big Push - Little Walter: Back Track - Memphis Slim: Steppin' Out - Wild Jimmy Spruill: Hard Grind - Royal Earl & The Swingin' Kools: Royal Earl Shuffle - Ike & Tina's Kings of Rhythm: Prancing - Clarence Green: - Red Light - Freddie King: Remington Ride - Lonnie Mack: Wham! - Albert Collins: Frosty - Johnny Jones & The Beat Boys: Finger Lickin' - Magic Sam: Looking Good