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Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection, Pt. 4: 1970-2005 [Digipak]

Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues The Definitive Collection, Pt. 4: 1970 2005 [Digipak]


In some ways, the fourth installment of Bear Family's four-volume Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection is the most important -- not because this was the most innovative period for electric blues but rather the years of 1970-2005 are generally considered to be when the genre was rather dormant. Certain acts had hits now and then, but the blues weren't ruling the R&B charts and rock & roll starts to shed its blues influence during the '70s, so its presence doesn't seem as immediate. Nevertheless, this fourth volume proves that electric blues not only has a rich legacy but that it is one that continues into the modern era, both by old hands (Buddy Guy pops up with his 1991 "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues") and new (Robert Cray's "Smoking Gun," which actually crossed over into the Top 40). Most of the major names of soul-blues and mainstream blues are here -- B.B. King, Al Green, Z.Z. Hill, O.V. Wright, Bobby Rush, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Albert King -- and this also traces the rise of Alligator Records (Hound Dog Taylor's "Give Me Back My Wig" still sounds nasty all these years later), grapples with such rock bands as the J. Geils Band and ZZ Top, and makes a case for the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. While it doesn't necessarily make a case for the next generation -- some of the newer tracks toward the end of the set are by old guys like R.L. Burnside -- this fourth volume does prove that electric blues remained vital well into the new millennium. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Bear Family Records (Germany)
  • UPC: 4000127169242
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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. Something Strange Is Goin' On In My House Ted Taylor
  • 2. I Can't Get Next To You Al Green
  • 3. Big Leg Woman (With A Short Short Mini Skirt) Israel Tolbert
  • 4. Get Your Lie Straight Bill Coday
  • 5. Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes Z.Z. Hill
  • 6. Nickel And A Nail, A O.V. Wright
  • 7. Chicken Heads Bobby Rush
  • 8. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing, Pt. 1 Little Johnny Taylor
  • 9. Drowning In The Sea Of Love Joe Simon
  • 10. Joey Little Beaver
  • 11. That's What Love Will Make You Do Little Milton
  • 12. Breaking Up Somebody's Home Ann Peebles
  • 13. I'll Play The Blues For You Albert King
  • 14. Man Sized Job Denise La Salle
  • 15. Your Turn To Cry Bettye La Vette
  • 16. It's Hard Going Up (But Twice As Hard Coming Down) Little Sonny
  • 17. To Know You Is To Love You B.B. King
  • 18. Cheaper To Keep Her Johnnie Taylor
  • 19. Let's Straighten It Out Latimore
  • 20. I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) Bobby Blue Bland
  • 21. Take Me To The River Syl Johnson
  • 22. Turning Point Tyrone Davis
  • 23. Ain't That A Bitch Johnny Guitar Watson
  • 24. (You Are My) Learnin' Tree Artie White
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Thrill Is Gone, The B.B. King
  • 2. Memory Pain Johnny Winter
  • 3. Going Down Freddie King
  • 4. Homework J. Geils Band
  • 5. Right Place, Wrong Time Otis Rush
  • 6. Give Me Back My Wig Hound Dog Taylor
  • 7. Stoop Down Baby Chick Willis
  • 8. Should've Learnt My Lesson Rory Gallagher
  • 9. After Hours Roy Buchanan
  • 10. Your Love Is Like A Cancer Son Seals
  • 11. Stealin' Watermelons Elvin Bishop Group
  • 12. Luther's Blues Luther Allison
  • 13. Boogie Thing James Cotton Blues Band
  • 14. Grange, La Zz Top
  • 15. Somebody Loan Me A Dime Fenton Robinson
  • 16. Train I Ride, The Junior Wells
  • 17. Before You Accuse Me Delbert Mc Clinton
  • 18. Runaway Bonnie Raitt
  • 19. Hey Bartender Koko Taylor
  • 20. Duke's Blues Roomful Of Blues
  • 21. Bad Dream Eddy Clearwater
  • Disc 3:
  • 1. Rock This House Hollywood Fats Band
  • 2. Brick Albert Collins
  • 3. Down Home Blues Z.Z. Hill
  • 4. Claim Jumper Johnny Copeland
  • 5. Dollar Got The Blues Clarence Gatemouth Brown
  • 6. Bad To The Bone George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  • 7. Pride And Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
  • 8. Don't Take Advantage Of Me Lonnie Brooks
  • 9. Tuff Enuff The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • 10. Smoking Gun Robert Cray
  • 11. Cold Is The Night Joe Louis Walker
  • 12. Damn Right, I've Got The Blues Buddy Guy
  • 13. Your Love Is Real Robert Ward
  • 14. Red Beans Snooks Eaglin
  • 15. All Night Long Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys
  • 16. Old Black Mattie R.L. Burnside
  • 17. Robert Nighthawk Stomp Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters (Live)
  • 18. Bad Love Luther Allison
  • 19. Backup Man Arthur Adams
  • 20. Check My Pulse Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
 
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
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