Sunday, 27 February 2011

Electric Blues Collection

This is a selection of some Electric Blues from a number of different artists. It includes people like John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder, Howlin' Wolf, Stray Cats & Muddy Waters.

Electric blues is a type of blues music distinguished by the amplification of the guitar, bass, drums & often the harmonica. Pioneered in the 1930s, it emerged as a genre in Chicago in the 1940s. It was taken up in many areas of America leading to the development of regional subgenres such as electric Memphis blues & Texas blues.

I do have to say that Ry Cooder's guitar playing on Feelin' Bad Blues is probably the best slide guitar I've ever heard :) It's from the Crossroads soundtrack.


Here's the tracklisting (320kbps except track 4 which is 192kbps)...
01) Willie Brown Blues [Ry Cooder]
02) No Shoes [John Lee Hooker]
03) Sitting On Top Of The World [Howlin' Wolf]
04) Drink That Bottle Down [Stray Cats]
05) Party Girl [T-Bone Walker]
06) After Hours [Pee Wee Crayton]
07) Don't Start Me Talking [Sonny Boy Williamson]
08) Me Baby [Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson]
09) Is The End [Buddy Guy]
10) Close To You [Muddy Waters]
11) The Sky Is Crying [Elmore James]
12) You've Been An Angel [B.B. King]
13) The Things (That) I Used To Do [Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble]
14) Sassy Mae [Memphis Slim]
15) Red House [Jimi Hendrix]
16) Up Baby [James Cotton]
17) Feelin' Bad Blues [Ry Cooder]
18) My Bitter Seed [Jimmy Reed]
19) The Story Of My Life [Guitar Slim]
20) Bound Blues [Willie Nix]
21) Cut That Out [Junior Wells]
22) Do Me Right [Willie Dixon]
23) Before You Accuse Me [Bo Diddley]
24) Blues Blaster's Boogie [Jimmy McCracklin & His Blues Blasters]
25) Cold Cold Feeling [T-Bone Walker]
26) Baby Left Me [Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup]
27) Okie Dokie Stomp [Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown]


Note: If the above links don't work try the following from mediafire...


  1. If you like electric blues, ernest and others, you shouldn't miss this one by the world's most amazing blues bassist: Electric Blues Duo - Frank Diez guitar & Colin Hodgkinson bass and vocals, Live May 2nd, 1989 at Disco Circus, Mannheim, Germany. SDB, A+, guitar low on track 1 hence wrongly marked as audience recording. Despite colin's comments about amp problems, the bass is upfront, and the overall quality is superb. Mp3 @320, FLAC available.

    01. Announcement/Walkin' Blues 02. San Francisco Bay Blues 03. Killing Floor 04. Goin' Down South 05. Hide Away 06. Going Down Slow 07. Roberta 08. Encore - Sweet Home Chicago

    I have a huge collection of Colin's work with Alexis Korner, Frank Diez and Back Door, and offered edo my 3-CD compilation of his career - which he turned down as not right for knowyourconjurer. If you'd like to post it, I'd be delighted - just leave me a note here. Cheers, Dave Sez.

  2. The 3-CD Colin compilation and several other rare Back Door and Electric Blues Duo recordings are posted in the comments here:

    Cheers, Dave Sez.

  3. Cheers Dave :)

    btw. long time no 'speak'. Hope you've been keeping well :) You may have noticed this blog is only just barely alive. All the mediafire and megaupload links are dead so I'm not sure what I'm gonna do now... maybe just upload my own compilations/mixes. I don't think I received any 'copyright infringement' emails about any of those.