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3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 172-page booklet, 79 tracks. Total playing time approx. 221 mns.... more

Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up!: Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english)

3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 172-page booklet, 79 tracks. Total playing time approx. 221 mns.

Please, note: English liner notes! Bitte, beachten: englischsprachige Begleitbücher!

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!

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Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english) CD 1
01 You Upset Me Baby King, B. B. 'Blues Boy' and Hi
02 I'm Ready Waters, Muddy and his Guitar
03 Mamma Talk To Your Daughter Lenore, J. B. (sic)
04 Hard-Hearted Woman Big Walter and his Combo
05 You Know û Yeah Crayton, Pee Wee
06 A Mother's Love King, Earl And His Band
07 Bad Boy Taylor, Eddie
08 My Babe Little Walter And His Jukes
09 She's Five Feet Three McKinley, L. C.
10 Aw Aw Baby Robert Jr. And His Combo
11 I'm A Man Diddley, Bo
12 Quicksand Guitar Slim
13 Wee Wee Hours Berry, Chuck
14 I Wish You Would Billy Boy
15 Three Hours Past Midnight Watson, Johnny 'Guitar'
16 Don't Start Me Talkin' Williamson, 'Sonny Boy'
17 Need Your Love So Bad Little Willie John
18 Rockin' Smith, Little George
19 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby Reed, Jimmy
20 My Next Door Neighbor McCain, Jerry
21 Smoke Stack Lightning Howlin' Wolf
22 I'm Tore Up Gayles, Billy
23 Dimples Hooker, John Lee
24 I Can't Quit You Baby Rush, Otis
25 Next Time You See Me Parker, Little Junior with Bil
Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english) CD 2
01 Who Do You Love Diddley, Bo
02 Honky Tonk (Part 1) Doggett, Bill
03 Rock My Blues Away Brown, Clarence & Orchestra
04 Gonna Wait For My Chance Brenston, Jackie
05 Walking By Myself Rogers, Jimmy
06 My Home Is A Prison Lonesome Sundown
07 Got My Mojo Working Waters, Muddy
08 I'm A King Bee Harpo, Slim
09 Farther Up The Road Bland, Bobby 'Blue' with Bill
10 Walking With Frankie Sims, Frankie Lee
11 All Your Love Magic Sam
12 Family Rules Guitar Jr.
13 All Your Love (I Miss Loving) Rush, Otis
14 Texas Flood Davis, Larry
15 Sugar Coated Love Lazy Lester
16 Living With The Blues McGhee, Brownie
17 That Will Never Do Little Milton
18 As The Years Go By Robinson, Fention
19 Kansas City Harrison, Wilbert
20 Look At Little Sister Ballard, Hank & the Midnighter
21 Baby What You Want Me To Do Reed, Jimmy
22 Messin' Around Memphis Slim
23 Rooster Blues Lightnin' Slim
24 Fannie Mae Brown, Buster
25 The Sky Is Crying James, Elmore and His Broomdus
Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english) CD 3
01 Texas Hop Crayton, Pee Wee
02 Junior Jives Milton, Roy And His Solid Send
03 Strollin' With Bones Walker, T-Bone
04 Tiny's Boogie Tiny Grimes Quintet
05 Hawaiian Boogie James, Elmore
06 Easy Jimmy & Walter
07 The Huckle-Buck Hooker, Earl
08 Space Guitar Watson, Young John
09 Hopkins' Sky Hop Hopkins, Lightnin'
10 Okie Dokie Stomp Brown, Clarence 'Gatemouth' wi
11 Big Boy Bill Jennings Quintet
12 Shake Walkin' Baker, Mickey
13 Strollin' With Nolen Nolen, Jimmy
14 Congo Mambo Guitar Gable and the Musical K
15 Lucky Lou Williams, Jody
16 Johnny's House Party (Parts 1 & 2) Heartsman, Johnny
17 Guitar Boogie Berry, Chuck
18 The Big Push Green, Cal
19 Back Track Little Walter
20 Steppin' Out Memphis Slim & His House Rocke
21 Hard Grind Spurill, Wild Jimmy (sic)
22 Royal Earl Shuffle Royal Earl & The Swingin' Kool
23 Prancing Ike & Tina's Kings of Rhythm
24 Red Light Green, Clarence
25 Remington Ride King, Freddie
26 Wham! Mack, Lonnie
27 Frosty Collins, Albert
28 Finger Lickin' Jones, Johnny & The Beat Boys
29 Looking Good Magic Sam
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Bear Family's "Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues wins the Historical Album category at the 2013 Blues Music Awards

Texas native T-Bone Walker was the primary catalyst for the electric blues guitar movement as we now know it. Beginning with his pioneering Mean Old World in 1942 (this set's second track), he wrote much of the vocabulary of postwar electric blues guitar. Sensing which way the wind was blowing, hallowed blues veterans Big Bill, Minnie, Tampa, and plenty more of the relative old-timers gamely made the switch; a new generation of younger electric blues guitarists sprang up in T-Bone's mighty wake in Texas, all over the South, in the Windy City, and on the West Coast. Most of those seminal guitar greats can be found on this collection.

Amplified harmonica was a later innovation. The humble mouth organ didn't even really emerge as a credible solo instrument until John Lee 'Sonny Boy' Williamson surfaced with his Bluebird waxing of Good Morning, School Girl (Sonny Boy didn't have time to make the leap to amplifying his instrument prior to his 1948 murder, but he welcomed electric guitar into his band a few years before he was killed). Only in the late '40s and early '50s did a dazzling young coterie of harp wizards emerge to take it to the next level by pumping their thrilling solos through a mic and amp, led by unparalleled Chicagoan Little Walter. His forward-thinking peers included Snooky Pryor, Big Walter Horton, George 'Harmonica' Smith, Papa Lightfoot, and Junior Wells. 

Before this series of three-CD sets concludes, the listener will be guided through all the permutations of electric blues: swinging jump numbers, lowdown solo grinders, '50s rock 'n' rollers, the hard-charging British and American blues-rock of the '60s and beyond, soul-blues of the '70s, and right on up to the contemporary blues of today, where the electric guitar continues to reign as almighty king.

There's no way to include every deserving landmark of the genre on this series—that would require a virtual mountain of discs and an accompanying avalanche of words—but by the time you listen to the dozen jam-packed CDs that comprise this series, you'll have a pretty fair idea of how electric blues progressed, and who the important players were (not to mention a raft of unsung heroes).

Without the advent of amplification, blues as we know it in the 21st Century would never have existed. Here are the legends who invented electric blues.

Bear Family's "Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues 1939-2005" beat out four other nominees to win the Historical Album category at the 2013 Blues Music Awards, held May 9, 2013 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis.

Bill Dahl, reissue producer of the comprehensive 12-CD series for Bear Family, was in attendance to accept the coveted award at the gala ceremonies, attended by 1300 blues artists, musicians, various movers and shakers, and devoted fans of the genre.

The annual Blues Music Awards are regarded the most important and prestigeous blues music industry awards, worldwide!

 

Vol.1 Electric Blues 1939-54 (english) BCD 16921

3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 160-page booklet, 77 tracks. Total playing time approx. 218 mns.

Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954-67 (english) BCD 16922
3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 172-page booklet, 79 tracks. Total playing time approx. 221 mns.

Vol.3 Electric Blues 1960-69 (english) BCD 16923
3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 172-page booklet, 70 tracks. Total playing time approx. 221 mns

Vol.4 Electric Blues 1970-2005 (english) BCD 16924 3-CD Digipak (8-plated) with 156-page booklet, 65 tracks. Total playing time approx. 263 mns.

Read more at: https://www.bear-family.com/bear-family/blues-und-rb-series/electric-blues-english/
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Customer evaluation for "Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english)"
13 Mar 2014

It's a rare pleasure to be able to put a disc in the tray, press play, and know that every track will be enjoyable as well as significant.
Blues Music Magazine 1/13 Tom Hyslop

13 Mar 2014

Quibble with \definitive\", if you wish - but it does not get better than thus!
Blues in Britain 11/12 Norman Darwen"

13 Mar 2014

Eine bessere Veröffentlichung zum Thema dürfte schwerlich zu finden sein!
Blues News 10-12/2012 Dirk Föhrs

13 Mar 2014

Mit einer gigantischen Kollektion von vier 3 CD Boxen verfolgt Bear Family die Geschichte des elektrischen Blues von 1939-2005. Das ist eine historische Aufarbeitung wie sie sein soll.
Oldiemarkt 8/12 Martin Reichold

13 Mar 2014

Wer auf Label übergreifende Auswahl steht, wer qualitativ hochwertig sowie tief und umfassend alles über den elektrischen Blues erfahren möchte, für den gibt es kein Vorbeikommen an diesem Standardwerk!
Good Times 4/12 Ulrich Schwartz

13 Mar 2014

Für alle, die den Blues noch nicht so lange entdeckt haben, ist dies ein toller Einstieg!
Blues News 7-9/12 Dirk Föhrs

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Tracklist
Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english) CD 1
01 You Upset Me Baby
02 I'm Ready
03 Mamma Talk To Your Daughter
04 Hard-Hearted Woman
05 You Know û Yeah
06 A Mother's Love
07 Bad Boy
08 My Babe
09 She's Five Feet Three
10 Aw Aw Baby
11 I'm A Man
12 Quicksand
13 Wee Wee Hours
14 I Wish You Would
15 Three Hours Past Midnight
16 Don't Start Me Talkin'
17 Need Your Love So Bad
18 Rockin'
19 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
20 My Next Door Neighbor
21 Smoke Stack Lightning
22 I'm Tore Up
23 Dimples
24 I Can't Quit You Baby
25 Next Time You See Me
Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english) CD 2
01 Who Do You Love
02 Honky Tonk (Part 1)
03 Rock My Blues Away
04 Gonna Wait For My Chance
05 Walking By Myself
06 My Home Is A Prison
07 Got My Mojo Working
08 I'm A King Bee
09 Farther Up The Road
10 Walking With Frankie
11 All Your Love
12 Family Rules
13 All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
14 Texas Flood
15 Sugar Coated Love
16 Living With The Blues
17 That Will Never Do
18 As The Years Go By
19 Kansas City
20 Look At Little Sister
21 Baby What You Want Me To Do
22 Messin' Around
23 Rooster Blues
24 Fannie Mae
25 The Sky Is Crying
Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Vol.2 Electric Blues 1954 - 1967 (english) CD 3
01 Texas Hop
02 Junior Jives
03 Strollin' With Bones
04 Tiny's Boogie
05 Hawaiian Boogie
06 Easy
07 The Huckle-Buck
08 Space Guitar
09 Hopkins' Sky Hop
10 Okie Dokie Stomp
11 Big Boy
12 Shake Walkin'
13 Strollin' With Nolen
14 Congo Mambo
15 Lucky Lou
16 Johnny's House Party (Parts 1 & 2)
17 Guitar Boogie
18 The Big Push
19 Back Track
20 Steppin' Out
21 Hard Grind
22 Royal Earl Shuffle
23 Prancing
24 Red Light
25 Remington Ride
26 Wham!
27 Frosty
28 Finger Lickin'
29 Looking Good