Various Artists - Stirring Up Some Blues - The Original Sound of UK Club Land

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'Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore.' - B. B. King.

'If you don't know the blues… there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.' - Keith Richards.

WELCOME to the latest instalment of our 'Adventures in UK Club Land' exploring the 'Club Beat' - the roots of R&B, Ska, Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Mod and, in this chapter, BLUES.

THE BLUES evolved in the late eighteen hundreds from a melting pot of homespun black music performed to small audiences across the American South. It wasn't until the 1920s, after the migration to cities such as Chicago that the genre was christened the Blues, a term initiated by the record industry, designed to appeal to a black audience.

The blues continues to evolve today and, like its original counterparts, gospel, jazz and R&B, it plays a leading role in popular music, the roots of which can be heard in our unique 25-track compilation.

Track Listing

1. AL SIMMONS Slim Green And The Cats From Fresno - OLD FOLKS BOOGIE
2. SMOKEY SMOTHERS - I AIN'T GONNA BE NO MONKEY MAN NO MORE
3. SKIP ROBINSON And His Imperials - I JUST CAN'T WAIT
4. SCHOOLBOY CLEVE - SHE'S GONE
5. SNOOKY PRYOR - SOMEONE TO LOVE
6. THE NIGHTRIDERS - LOOKIN' FOR MY BABY
7. HOWLIN' WOLF - POOR BOY
8. HARMONICA SLIM - MARY HELEN
9. JIMMY NOLEN - YOU'VE BEEN GOOFING
10. DOSSIE TERRY - I GOT A WATCH DOG
11. JIMMY ROGERS - I CAN'T BELIEVE
12. LITTLE MAC - TIMES ARE GETTING TOUGHER
13. DANNY BOY - KOKOMO ME BABY
14. LITTLE JIMMY RAY - YOU NEED TO FALL IN LOVE
15. SONNY BOY WILLIAMS - ALICE MAE BLUES
16. MUDDY WATERS - TROUBLE NO MORE
17. MAGIC SAM - LOOK WHATCHA DONE
18. LITTLE ESTHER - IF IT'S NEWS TO YOU
19. WILLIE MAE THORNTON - JUST LIKE A DOG (BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE)
20. ELMORE JAMES - KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR
21. LITTLE WALTER - OH BABY
22. MERCY BABY - PLEADIN'
23. DENNIS ROBERTS - COME ON
24. BOB REED - I'M LEAVING YOU
25. LITTLE JOE HINTON - MY LOVE IS REAL

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
July 12th 2019
UPC Bar Code No
604988 10422 6