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

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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2012
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127169242
catalogNumber: 2716924
Rank: 50246

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Technical Credits

Luther Allison   Composer
Robert Cray   Composer
Floyd Dixon   Composer
Buddy Guy   Composer
Percy Mayfield   Composer
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Composer
Fenton Robinson   Composer
Hound Dog Taylor   Composer
Junior Wells   Composer
Elvin Bishop   Composer
Rory Gallagher   Composer
Green   Composer
Duke Robillard   Composer
Del Shannon   Composer
Joe Simon   Composer
George Thorogood   Composer
Arthur Adams   Composer
Roy Hawkins   Composer
Denise LaSalle   Composer
Don Nix   Composer
Bobby Rush   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Kim Wilson   Composer
Junior Kimbrough   Composer
Robert Ward   Composer
Steve Barri   Composer
Frank Beard   Composer
Bruce Bromberg   Composer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
Richard Cousins   Composer
Max Crook   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Billy Gibbons   Composer
Per Hanson   Composer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
Detlev Hoegen   Illustrations
Leon Huff   Composer
Benny Latimore   Composer
Timothy Matthews   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Vernon Morrison   Composer
Nick Moss   Composer
Michael Omartian   Composer
Avery Parrish   Composer
Perkins   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Otis Rush   Composer
James Solberg   Composer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Composer
Dennis Walker   Composer
Dan Walsh   Composer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
W. Williams   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Syreeta Wright   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Miles Grayson   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Bettye Crutcher   Composer
Raeford Gerald   Composer
James A. Lane   Composer
Bobby Lexing   Composer
Rick Lovejoy   Composer
Israel Tolbert   Composer
Jesse Anderson   Composer
Jerry Beach   Composer
Rick Darnell   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Illustrations
Johnnie Morisette   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Thelma Gordy   Composer
Leo Graham   Composer
Willie Clark   Composer
Robert Willis   Composer
Lee Baker   Composer
Lermon Horton   Composer
Eddy Harrington   Composer
Dock Price   Composer
Willie Hale   Composer
Ora Denise Jones   Composer
Frank "Son" Seals   Composer
Michael Price   Composer
Joe Michael Hill   Composer
Mack Rice   Composer
Milton Middlebrook   Composer
Johnny Clyde   Composer
Ronald Hovarth   Composer

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