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The BLUES VINYL Discovered Collection
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The BLUES VINYL Discovered Collection

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The BLUES VINYL Discovered Collection
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The BLUES VINYL Discovered Collection - BRAND NEW RELEASE

3 VINYL ALBUMS Featuring 6 LEGENDS Back To Back on 3 UNIQUE ALBUMS

 

THE BLUES VINYL COLLECTION

The BLUES VINYL Discovered Collection

BLUES DISCOVERED

Introduces you to six of the most iconic BLUES artists of all time; John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James,B.B. King and Robert Johnson.

Released on the AA Vinyl Label, each of the six A-Sides features a selection of the artist's most influential music and finest work that helped establish them as true greats.

There are no fillers, only A-Sides with timeless music from these six legendary BLUES artists.

With detailed sleeve notes inside there is even more to enjoy besides the warm and rich sound of vinyl. Discover and experience the musical journey of BLUES DISCOVERED.

The BLUES - No genre of music has helped to shape so many other modern musical genres – Jazz, Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Hip Hop, Soul, Metal and Rock all have the original Bluesmen to thank for their very existence.

The emergence of the Blues as a genre occurred towards the end of the 19th century just after the US Emancipation Act of 1863 and the subsequent move away from slavery to share-cropping. Blues music is believed to have its origins in the work songs and spirituals of African-American slaves brought to work on the plantations of the southern states of America.

Many newly emancipated African Americans sought to establish careers and to lay down the foundations of solid communities, rather than to survive on subsistence farming alone. There was an increased desire for education, employment, and business opportunities, influenced in great part by the teachings of Booker T. Washington. African Americans had been freed from slavery and grudgingly granted partial access to the American Dream.

Historian Lawrence Levine suggests that the genre had a pivotal role in American history seeing, “a direct relationship between the national ideological emphasis upon the individual, the popularity of Booker T. Washington’s teachings, and the rise of the Blues.”

Between 1870 and 1900 the Blues grew in popularity with the establishment of ‘juke joints’. These were venues where black people went to listen to music, dance, or gamble after a hard day's work. 

Starting out as unaccompanied vocal songs, the Blues evolved rapidly. Though the earliest public performances tended to be group-based, by the early 1900’s there was a move to individual performers and their highly individuated styles of singing and playing. These were the original Bluesmen and – unusually for the times - Blueswomen.

It is no surprise that as American society and culture has changed, so too has the Blues. From the 1920s to the late 1930s the Blues was associated with the rural, southern US states, most notably Mississippi, giving rise to what is known as Delta Blues. During this period other regional variations emerged, most notably Memphis Blues, Texas Blues and Piedmont Blues.

As black and white working class people flocked to towns and cities in the search for work, the Blues evolved a new urban sound characterised by amplification and the distinctive sound of the electric guitar. Known variously as Chicago Blues, Urban Blues, and later Electric Blues, the genre’s popularity gradually spread across America and the world.

The Blues explosion had begun, helping to shape what came to be known as Rock and Roll and later, the Rock genre. The Blues made it across the Atlantic and inspired a wave of British Blues Rock bands including The Yard Birds, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Cream. The success of the British acts and their covers of American Blues classics opened up the genre to a new younger, white audience globally.

The artists featured in this collection were all born in Mississippi – home of the Delta Blues – but each forged their own paths and styles, leaving their unique mark on the genre.

According to Bluesman Willie Dixon, “The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.” Your journey of discovery starts here…

VINYL ALBUM ONE - TRACK AND ARTIST LISTING

LP 1
Side 1 John Lee Hooker
Track
Artist Title
1
John Lee Hooker Boom Boom
2
John Lee Hooker Crawlin' King Snake
3
John Lee Hooker I'm In The Mood
4
John Lee Hooker Huckle Up Baby
5
John Lee Hooker I Love You Honey
6
John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillen'
7
John Lee Hooker Hobo Blues
LP 1
Side 2 Muddy Waters
Track
Artist Title
1
Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Working
2
Muddy Waters Mannish Boy
3
Muddy Waters Forty Days And Forty Nights
4
Muddy Waters Honey Bee
5
Muddy Waters I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
6
Muddy Waters Rollin' Stone
7
Muddy Waters Baby Please Don't Go


John Lee Hooker (B: 22 August 1912; D: 21 June 2001)

King of the Boogie, John Lee Hooker enjoyed a long and illustrious career in the Blues fold. Born in Mississippi, Hooker spent most of his career in Detroit but this was no straightforward urban Bluesman. His music is seen as a bridge between the earthy, southern rural blues and the later amplified electric Blues.

A major influence in the Blues genre and in Rock and Roll, two of John Lee Hooker’s songs – Boogie Chillin’ and Boom Boom - are included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. Boogie Chillin’ is also included as one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording industry Association of America. Both tracks are included in this collection.

Muddy Waters (B: 4 April 1913 D: 30 April 1983)

McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy Waters is considered to be the father of modern Chicago Blues. Born in Mississippi, Waters moved to Chicago in 1943 and given his first break warming up for Big Bill Broonzy’s shows. Renowned for his electrified Delta Blues, Waters was given his first electric guitar in 1943 by his uncle to enable him to be heard above the raucous Chicagoan crowds.

Waters’ influence on modern music and popular culture is plain to see: both the Rolling Stones and the music magazine Rolling Stone took their names from Waters’ 1950 song, Rollin’ Stone.

Four of Waters’ songs feature in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. The songs - Rollin’ Stone, Hoochie Coochie Man, Mannish Boy and Got My Mojo Working – can all be found in this collection.

Listen to Waters’ music and discover for yourself the enormous contribution he made to the Blues, and find out why he is considered to have been a huge influence on the development of jazz, rock and roll, folk, country and metal, too.

VINYL ALBUM TWO - TRACK AND ARTIST LISTING

LP 2
Side 1 Howlin' Wolf
Track
Artist Title
1
Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin'
2
Howlin' Wolf Spoonful
3
Howlin' Wolf The Red Rooster
4
Howlin' Wolf I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasolene)
5
Howlin' Wolf How Many More Years
6
Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Blues
7
Howlin' Wolf Moanin' At Midnight
LP 2
Side 2 Elmore James
Track
Artist Title
1
Elmore James Dust My Broom
2
Elmore James It Hurts Me Too
3
Elmore James Hawaiian Boogie
4
Elmore James The Sky Is Crying
5
Elmore James Rollin' And Tumblin'
6
Elmore James Standing At The Crossroads
7
Elmore James Early In The Morning

 

The BLUES VINYL Discovered Collection


Howlin’ Wolf (B: 10 June 1910; D: 10 January 1976)

Born Chester Arthur Burnett in Mississippi, Howlin’ Wolf was a big Blues character in every sense, with his gutsy growling voice and his commanding presence and appearance. Taught by Delta Bluesman Charlie Patton, Wolf moved to Chicago in 1952 and became synonymous with the Chicago Blues sound.

Wolf enjoyed international recognition and popularity with new, young, white audiences in the sixties through covers of his music by bands like Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Cream.

Three of his songs – featured in this collection – made it onto the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: Smokestack Lightning, The Red Rooster, and Spoonful.

Listen and discover why Rolling Stone magazine described Howlin’ Wolf as the man who helped shape the sound of rock and roll.

Elmore James (B: 27 January 1918; D: 24 May 1963)

Known as the King of the Slide Guitar, Elmore James was born Elmore Brooks in Mississippi in 1918. James’ musical style was influenced by the likes of Robert Johnson and Tampa Red.

The Rolling Stone’s Brian Jones was hugely influenced by Elmore James, so much so that band mate Keith Richards joked that Jones wanted to be Elmore James. Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa have also acknowledged James as a major influence in their music.

Discover classic Blues tracks like Dust My Broom and I Believe in this timeless collection.

VINYL ALBUM THREE - TRACK AND ARTIST LISTING

LP 3
Side 1 B.B. King
Track
Artist Title
1
B.B. King 3 O'Clock Blues
2
B.B. King You Upset Me Baby
3
B.B. King Please Love Me
4
B.B. King Did You Ever Love A Woman
5
B.B. King Sweet Little Angel
6
B.B. King Woke Up This Morning
7
B.B. King Every Day I Have The Blues
LP 3
Side 2 Robert Johnson
Track
Artist Title
1
Robert Johnson Come On In My Kitchen
2
Robert Johnson Hell Hound On My Trail
3
Robert Johnson Love In Vain
4
Robert Johnson Ramblin' On My Mind
5
Robert Johnson Terraplane Blues
6
Robert Johnson Cross Road Blues
7
Robert Johnson Walkin' Blues
8
Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago

 

The BLUES VINYL Discovered Collection

B.B. King (B: 16 September 1925; D: 14 May 2015)

Riley B. King aka B.B. King is considered to be one the most influential Blues artists of all time and is particularly associated with Memphis Blues. Known as the King of the Blues, this Mississippi born Bluesman and guitarist was self-taught. He turned to the electric guitar after hearing T Bone Walker play one and never looked back.

A life-long fan of crooner Frank Sinatra, King credits Sinatra with opening doors for him and other black artists that had been previously closed giving white audiences the opportunity to discover the Blues for the first time.
In a career spanning more than six decades, King did it all, from turning in over 200 gig performances a year to playing the Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Albert Hall in London.

A devout Christian and philanthropist, King supported prison reform campaigns and schemes to help underprivileged children have access to musical instruments.

Known as much for his exhilarating guitar skills as his showmanship, King was voted as the sixth best guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Featured in this collection are some of King’s greatest recordings including Sweet Little Angel, Every Day I Have The Blues, and Did You Ever Love A Woman.

Robert Johnson (B: 8 May 1911; D: 16 August 1938)

Robert Leroy Johnson’s talent and contribution to the genre cannot be overstated. Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, and Robert Plant are among those who cite Johnson as a major musical influence. An itinerant songster for the majority of his adult life, much of the romance of the Robert Johnson story can be attributed to the Faustian myth that he sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroads in exchange for his otherworldly guitar skills. His mysterious death at age 27 has served to compound Johnson’s legendary status.

Four of the twenty-nine recordings made by Johnson in his short lifetime are included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. All four songs - Sweet Home Chicago, Cross Road Blues, Hellhound On My Train, Love in Vain – are featured in this collection.

Eric Clapton says that Robert Johnson is the most important Blues singer that ever lived. Now you can discover this iconic Bluesman’s music for yourself.

 

 

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