Wednesday, August 8, 2018

VA - Plug It In! Turn It Up! Electric Blues ~ The Definitive Collection Part 4: 1970-2005 (2011)


Blues | Mp3 320 kbps | 3 CD | 658 Mb

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.

CD 1
1. Ted Taylor - Something Strange Is Goin' On In My House (2:51)
2. Al Green - I Can't Get Next To You (3:45)
3. Israel 'Popper Stopper' Tolbert - Beg Leg Woman (3:16)
4. Bill Coday - Get Your Lie Straight (2:57)
5. Z.Z. Hill - Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes (2:53)
6. O.V. Wright - A Nickel And A Nail (3:40)
7. Bobby Rush - Chicken Heads (2:32)
8. Lilttle Johnny Taylor - Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (3:16)
9. Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love (3:21)
10. Little Beaver - Joey (3:41)
11. Little Milton - That's What Love Willl Make You Do (3:55)
12. Ann Peebles - Braking Up Somebody's Home (2:25)
13. Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (3:37)
14. Denise LaSalle - Man Sized Job (2:48)
15. Betty Lavette - Your Turn To Cry (3:13)
16. Little Sonny - It's Hard Going Up (3:53)
17. B.B. King - To Know You Is To Love You (8:33)
18. Johnnie Taylor - Cheaper To Keep Her (3:28)
19. Latimore - Let's Straighten It Out (5:13)
20. Bobby Bland - I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (3:17)
21. Syl Johnson - Take Me To The River (3:05)
22. Tyrone Davis - Turning Point (4:24)
23. Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - Ain't That A Bitch (4:56)
24. Artie White - Leanin' Tree (3:25)

CD 2
1. B. B. King - The Thrill Is Gone (5:23)
2. Johnny Winter - Memory Paib (5:27)
3. Freddie King - Going Down (3:21)
4. J. Geils Band - Homework (2:45)
5. Otis Rush - Right Place, Wrong Time (5:24)
6. Hound Dog Taylor - Give Me Back My Wig (3:34)
7. Chick Willis - Stoop Down Baby (4:27)
8. Rory Gallagher - Should've Learnt My Lesson (3:35)
9. Roy Buchanan - After Hours (6:15)
10. Son Seals - Your Love Is Like A Cancer (4:34)
11. Elvin Bishop Group - Stealin' Watermelons (2:57)
12. Luther Allison - Luther's Blues (6:20)
13. James Cotton Band - Boogie Thing (3:18)
14. ZZ Top - La Grange (3:52)
15. Fentop Robinson - Somebody Loan Me A Dime (2:56)
16. Junior Wells - The Train I Ride (5:04)
17. Delbert McClinton - Before You Accuse Me (3:06)
18. Bonnie Raitt - Runaway (3:55)
19. Koko Taylor - Hey Bartender (2:53)
20. Roomful Of Blues - Duke's Blues (4:21)
21. Eddie Clearwater - Bad Dream (5:00)

CD 3
1. The Hollywood Fats Band - Rock This House (4:38)
2. Albert Collins - Brick (4:35)
3. Z.Z. Hill - Down Home Blues (5:03)
4. Johnny Copeland - Claim Jumper (3:32)
5. Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Dollar Got The Blues (4:37)
6. George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad To The Bone (4:49)
7. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Pride And Joy (3:39)
8. Lonnie Brooks - Don't Take Advantage Of Me (4:20)
9. Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff (3:20)
10. Robert Cray - Smoking Gun (4:07)
11. Joe Louis Walker - Cold Is The Night (4:11)
12. Buddy Guy - Damn Right, I've Got The Blues (4:25)
13. Robert Ward - Your Love Is Real (3:02)
14. Snooks Eaglin - Red Beans (3:53)
15. Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys - All Night Long (5:51)
16. R. L. Burnside - Old Black Mattie (4:10)
17. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Robert Nighthawk Stomp (3:14)
18. Luther Allison - Bad Love (6:24)
19. Arthur Adams - Backup Man (3:48)
20. Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Check My Pulse (4:16)




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