Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection, Pt. 2: 1954-1967

Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues - The Definitive Collection, Pt. 2: 1954-1967


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The second volume of Bear Family's four-part electric blues series Plug It In! Turn It Up! features the years 1954-1967 but that's slightly misleading, as much of the latter years are bunched up on the third disc, which rounds up 29 significant instrumentals. The rest of the collection concentrates on continuing the story the first volume began, as West Coast, Delta, and Chicago blues all began to swing harder and play louder, working their way onto rock & roll jukeboxes as they did so. Some of these singles do play like rock & roll -- that's particularly true of Bo Diddley's heavy-footed rumble and Hank Ballard's easy shuffle on "Look at Little Sister" -- but this is primarily devoted to electrified blues that jolts and jumps like a bare wire. There are plenty of big names and classics here, songs that would later be standards in any number of house bands across the country: "Kansas City," "I'm Ready," "My Babe," "I'm a Man," "I Wish You Wouldn't," "I Can't Quit You Baby," "Got My Mojo Working," "I'm a King Bee," "Texas Flood," "Kansas City," "Baby What You Want Me to Do," "The Sky Is Crying," "Wham!," "Frosty." It's a crash course in history that plays like a party, even on that third disc of high-octane instrumentals.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2012
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127169228
catalogNumber: 2716922
Rank: 97169

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Billy Boy Arnold   Composer
Buster Brown   Composer
Pee Wee Crayton   Composer
Larry Davis   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Johnny Heartsman   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Big Walter Horton   Composer
J.B. Lenoir   Composer
Lonnie Mack   Composer
Roy Milton   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Eddie Taylor   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Bill Doggett   Composer
Luther Ingram   Composer
Albert Collins   Composer
Tiny Grimes   Composer
Bill Jennings   Composer
Andy Gibson   Composer
Clifford Scott   Composer
Mickey Baker   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Hank Penny   Composer
Robert Lockwood   Composer
Cal Green   Composer
Alex Atkins   Composer
Ralph Bass   Composer
Brownie McGhee   Composer
Milton Campbell   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Pluma Davis   Composer
Earl Forest   Composer
Clarence Green   Composer
Bill Harvey   Composer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Composer
Ike Turner   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Clarence Lewis   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
L.C. McKinley   Composer
James Moore   Composer
Herb Remington   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Morgan Robinson   Composer
Johnny Rogers   Composer
Otis Rush   Composer
Eddie Shuler   Composer
Frankie Lee Sims   Composer
Wild Jimmy Spruill   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson   Composer
Jerry West   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Billy Butler   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Samuel Maghett   Composer
Jimmy Nolen   Composer
John Vincent   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Jay Miller   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
Walter Jacobs   Composer
James A. Lane   Composer
Sam Ling   Composer
Bob Lyons   Composer
Ruth McGhee   Composer
Vida Lee Walker   Composer
Joe Scott   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations
Thomas Henke   Composer
Johnny Jones   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd   Composer
Joe Veasey   Composer
Eddie 'Tex' Curtis   Composer
Preston Foster   Composer
Lee Baker   Composer
Mertis John   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer
Edward Davis   Composer
James Bracken   Composer
Jerry McCain   Composer
Earl Johnson   Composer
John Watson   Composer
Maybelle Jackson   Composer
Morgan Bobby Robinson   Composer
George Smith   Composer
Gabriel Perrodin   Composer
Esther Crayton   Composer
Joseph Leon Williams   Composer

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