Various - Acoustic Blues: Acoustic Blues Vol.2 (2-CD)
• Second volume in this series of four 2-CD digipac sets.
• Covering the story of acoustic blues from 1941 to 1959.
• Pre-war and post-war recordings, a total of 55 tracks, carefully re-mastered from the original sources.
• 124-page booklet with rare photos and in-depth liner notes and bios.
• Blues greats like Big Joe Williams, Brownie McGhee, McKinley Morganfield, John Lee Hooker, and Big Bill Broonzy alongside lesser know pickers like William Brown, Alabama Slim, Manny Nichols, a.m.o.
Our second volume in this series commences at just about the time that amplification was beginning to permanently alter the definition of blues guitar. Texan T-Bone Walker was at the vanguard of the new electrified approach. He inspired an army of daring young disciples who picked out dazzling single-string solos that fit right into the urban jump blues phenomenon sweeping the country during the immediate postwar era.
Yet there was still a market for downhome acoustic blues guitar. Indie firms introduced a new batch of guitarists who stubbornly refused to amplify their instruments. Most of them were solidly rooted in pre-war tradition. A few such as Nat Terry, Willie Lane, Julius King, and Johnny Beck made one or two now-prized 78s and were never heard from again.
This collection includes splendid selections by a few of the giants from the pre-war days that we heard from last time—Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Willie McTell, Josh White, Big Joe Williams—who were still actively creating and recording classic sides, but it’s largely devoted to the new crop of acoustic blues guitarists. You’ll find key early performances by Muddy Waters, Brownie McGhee, Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, all of whom would soon go electric to keep up with the times and quickly rise to the top of the blues field. But the acoustic bluesmen populating this volume were still in dogged search of commercial success the old-fashioned way: singles sales and jukebox play. Their artistry remains timeless.
BCD 17229 Various Artists - Acoustic Blues Vol.1 (1923 - 1939)
BCD 17231 Various Artists - Acoustic Blues Vol.3 (1960 - 1979)
BCD 17232 Various Artists - Acoustic Blues Vol.4 (1980 - 2012)
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|Various - Acoustic Blues - Acoustic Blues Vol.2 (2-CD) CD 1|
|01||Crawlin’ King Snake||Williams, Joe|| |
|02||Catfish Blues||Petway, Robert|| |
|03||Step It Up And Go No 2||Blind Boy Fuller #2 (Brownie McGhee)|| |
|04||Cross Cut Saw Blues||Hollins, Tony|| |
|05||Black Spider Blues||Lockwood, Robert|| |
|06||I Be’s Troubled||Morganfield, McKinley|| |
|07||If I Get Lucky||Crudup, Arthur'Big Boy'|| |
|08||Unfinished Business||Moss, Buddy|| |
|09||Mississippi Blues||Brown, William|| |
|10||Water Coast Blues||Edwards, David|| |
|11||Stick With Me||Brown, Gabriel|| |
|12||Evil-Hearted Woman Blues||Shines, Johnny|| |
|13||Katie Mae Blues||'Lightnin’' Hopkins|| |
|14||Evil Hearted Man||White, Josh|| |
|15||Ora-Nelle Blues||Brown, Othum|| |
|16||Money Taking Woman||Young, Johnny|| |
|17||Blood Red River Blues||Little Boy Fuller (Rich Trice)|| |
|18||Sweet Woman Blues||Back Porch Boys, The|| |
|19||Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee||McGhee, Stick|| |
|20||Single Man Blues||Sims, Frankie Lee|| |
|21||Douglas, K C Mercury Boogie||Various - Acoustic Blues|| |
|22||The Blues Is Killing Me||Fulson, Lowell|| |
|23||Boar Hog Blues||Alabama Slim (Ralph Willis)|| |
|24||Ugly Woman Blues||Cotton, Sylvester|| |
|25||Applejack Boogie||Pinetop Slim|| |
|26||Prowlin’ Ground Hog||Lane , Willie|| |
|27||Ride To A Funeral In A V8||Pickett, Dan|| |
|Various - Acoustic Blues - Acoustic Blues Vol.2 (2-CD) CD 2|
|01||Paper Wooden Daddy||McMillan, Dennis|| |
|02||Walking Talking Blues||Nichols, Manny|| |
|03||You’ve Got To Lay Down Mama||Beck, Johnny (The Blind Boy)|| |
|04||Model T Boogie||Tisdom, James|| |
|05||Dallas Be-Bop Blues||Houston, Lawyer|| |
|06||You’re Gonna Weep And Moan||Little David (David Wylie)|| |
|07||Talkin’ To You Mama||Pig ‘N’ Whistle Band (Blind Willie McTell)|| |
|08||Ticket Agent Blues||Jackson, Lil’ Son|| |
|09||1951 Blues||Huff, Luther|| |
|10||Eyesight To The Blind||Larks, The|| |
|11||January 11, 1949 Blues||Stoneham, Luther|| |
|12||They Call Me Talking Boy||Stewart, William'Talking Boy'|| |
|13||Take It Easy Baby||Terry, Nathaniel|| |
|14||Down At The Depot||Lee, John|| |
|15||If You See My Lover||King, Julius|| |
|16||Don’t Be Funny, Baby!||Quattlebaum, Doug|| |
|17||Terrell, Sister O M I’m Going To The City||Various - Acoustic Blues|| |
|18||Before Long||DeBerry, Jimmy|| |
|19||Gonna Move To California||Thomas, Jesse|| |
|20||Tillis, Big Son & Bender, D C Rocks Is My Pillow||Various - Acoustic Blues|| |
|21||San Francisco Bay Blues||Fuller, Jesse|| |
|22||I Love My Baby||Lick, Slick and Slide|| |
|23||Industrial Boogie||Ross, Doctor|| |
|24||Willie Mae Blues||Broonzy, Big Bill|| |
|25||Freight Train||Cotton, Elizabeth|| |
|26||See See Rider||Eaglin, Snooks|| |
|27||Burning Hell||Hooker, John Lee|| |
|28||Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning||Fred McDowell, Mississippi|| |
Acoustic Blues, The Definte Collection
The Roots Of It All
In addition to this standard work, blues researcher Bill Dahl now has the history of acoustic blues. From the commercial beginnings in the early 1920s to the present day. Beyond the boundaries of the catalogues of individual record companies, Bear Family presents the most important recordings on four double CDs in chronological order.
Carefully mastered partly from original shellac plates and later from the best analog and digital sources. The accompanying books, each with about 80 pages, provide extensive liner notes, wonderful illustrations and often rare photos and thoroughly researched discographic information.
From the beginnings in the 1920s
This series documents the fascinating history of the acoustic blues guitar from its beginnings in the 1920s and 1930s.
When the recording industry, still in its infancy, made extensive recordings with blues musicians from the South (often in hectic temporary recording studios in hotel rooms and other acoustically acceptable locations), to the present day.
Revival of Country Blues
Each of the double CDs in this series covers a specific era of blues played on acoustic instruments.
nice overview of acoustic blues
In the best Bear Family tradition: there's no better on the market
Akustik Gitarre 5/15 "Diese im Booklet kurz und knapp kommentierten 201 Titel sind ein perfekter Einstieg. Mit diesen acht Alben gibt es zumindest ein kleines Glück vor dem Tod."
Jazz 'n' More 3/2015 "Das umtriebige deutsche Label Bear Family stellt hier vier großartig konzipierte Doppelalben vor, welche chronologisch die Geschichte der unverstärkten Bluesmusik bis heute abdecken. Äusserst empfehlenswert!"
Spannend, unterhaltsam und lehrreich
HiFi & Records 3/2015 "Die akribisch kompilierte Sammlung gleicht einem spannenden, unterhaltsamen und lehrreichen Saitensprung durch neun Jahrzehnte akustischer Blues-Historie."
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