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

Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up!: Vol.1 Electric Blues 1939 - 1954 (Deutsch)

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

Please, note: German liner notes!  Bitte, beachten: deutschsprachige Begleitbücher!

Part one 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.1 Electric Blues 1939 - 1954 (Deutsch) CD 1
01 Floyd's Guitar Blues Andy Kirk and His Twelve Cloud
02 Mean Old World T-Bone Walker
03 Strange Things Happening Every Day Sister Rosetta Tharpe
04 Drifting Blues Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
05 Ain't That Just Like A Woman Louis Jordan and his Tympany F
06 That's All Right Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
07 Let Me Play With Your Poodle Lightnin' Hopkins
08 Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As T-Bone Walker
09 Better Cut That Out Sonny Boy Williamson
10 Ramblin' Bill Big Bill (Broonzy) & His Rhyth
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, Hi
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 Nightha
19 My Special Friend Blues Baby Boy Warren
20 Every Day I Have The Blues (Lonely Heart Blue 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
25 Rockin' All Day (aka Rockin' And Reelin') Jimmy McCracklin and His Blues
26 Love Don't Love Nobody Roy Brown and His Mighty Might
Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Vol.1 Electric Blues 1939 - 1954 (Deutsch) CD 2
01 That's All Right Jimmy Rogers and His Trio
02 Midnight Boogie Tampa Red
03 Black Night Charles Brown and His Band
04 Rock Little Baby Cecil Gant
05 Why Should I Cry? Lonnie Johnson
06 Rocket '88' Jackie Brenston and His Delta
07 How Many More Years? Howlin' Wolf
08 Boogie Woogie Nighthawk James 'Wide Mouth' Brown
09 Baby Let's Go Down To The Woods Floyd Dixon
10 Kansas City Blues Robert Nighthawk and His Night
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
20 Five Long Years Eddie Boyd
21 Lonesome Train Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
22 Hound Dog Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton
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
Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Vol.1 Electric Blues 1939 - 1954 (Deutsch) CD 3
01 Messin' Up Chuck Norris
02 Please Love Me B.B. King and His Orchestra
03 Forty Cups Of Coffee Danny Overbea
04 Ice Cream Man John Brim
05 Losing Hand Ray Charles
06 Hydramatic Woman Joe Hill Louis
07 Feelin' Good Little Junior's Blue Flames
08 One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Amos Milburn and His Aladdin C
09 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 wit
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 F
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 Of Lafayette Thomas
25 The Boogie Disease Dr. Ross
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Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up!

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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