Electric Blues (2cd set)

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143496653
Cat No: NOT2CD665


When electricity shocked the blues, it sparked a revolution whose impact has crackled down through popular music well into the 21st Century. Pioneers like T-Bone Walker, Lonnie Johnson and Muddy Waters were among the first to make use of the newly invented, amplified electric guitar. The result was a powerful means of communicating the passion of traditional country blues to a much wider, big city audience. The pantheon of great guitarists and singers heard on this essential double CD set puts an historical perspective on the development of ‘electric blues’. It also reminds us what a cultural debt we owe to these fine musicians, from John Lee Hooker to B.B. King, whose work was such an influence on modern rock in all its shapes and guises.



1. Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
2. Blues Before Sunrise – Elmore James
3. Smokestack Lightnin’ – Howlin’ Wolf
4. Three Times A Fool – Otis Rush
5. Cuttin’ In – Johnny (Guitar) Watson
6. Mind Your Own Business – Lightnin’ Slim
7. You Shook Me – Muddy Waters
8. First Time I Met The Blues – Buddy Guy
9. Down On My Knees – Eddie ‘Blues Man’ Kirkland
10. Woman I Love – B.B. King
11. Depression Blues – Clarence (Gatemouth) Brown
12. Please Think It Over – Roscoe Shelton
13. The Things That I Used To Do – Guitar Slim
14. I Love You Baby – Smokey Hogg
15. Half Pint-A-Whiskey – Young John Watson
16. That’s My Baby – Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim
17. Dyna Flow – Albert King
18. Lookin’ For Trouble – Eddie Taylor
19. I Don’t Hurt Anymore – Lonnie Johnson
20. Stormy Monday – Jimmy Witherspoon



work was such an influence on modern rock in all its shapes and guises.
1. Dust My Broom – Elmore James
2. Shut Your Mouth – B.B. King
3. Reconsider Baby – Lowell Fulson
4. Don’t Take My Heart – Eddie ‘Blues Man’ Kirkland
5. All Your Love (I Miss Loving) – Otis Rush & His Band
6. I Hate To See You Go – Little Walter
7. Dimples – John Lee Hooker
8. I Can’t Be Satisfied – Muddy Waters
9. Stone Crazy – Buddy Guy
10. T-Bone Blues – T-Bone Walker
11. Let’s Have A Natural Ball – Albert King
12. Hoo Doo Blues – Lightnin’ Slim
13. Five Spot – Otis Spann
14. Sitting And Thinking – Little Junior Parker
15. I’m Bad – Bo Diddley
16. Hard Grind – Wild Jimmy Spurill
17. Little By Little – Junior Wells
18. It’s My Life, Baby – Bobby Blue Bland
19. Lost Without Love – Lonesome Sundown
20. The Red Rooster – Howlin’ Wolf