Chicago/The Blues/Today!

In early 1966, blues history was made with the issuance of a three-volume set of new recordings produced by blues historian Samuel Charters. This series was known as "Chicago/The Blues/Today!" and the release sent shock waves through the world of rock & roll. Every artist on the three volumes had recorded before (some, like Otis Rush and Junior Wells, had actually seen small hits on the R&B charts), but these recordings were largely their introduction to a newer -- and predominately white -- album-oriented audience. These recordings have stayed in print and have been exceptional sellers over the years since their original release, all coming out on compact disc. 

A plus in the new packaging is that it features a nice booklet with detailed, updated notes from Charters, a nice appreciation from Ed Ward, and absolutely eye-boggling session photos taken by Charters' wife, Ann. Even if you still have the original vinyl or CDs, this is one of the times when it would be best to spend the dough and add this one to your collection, because blues records seldom come as important, innovative, or just plain pleasurable to listen to as this set. File under 'essential'. - Source: Sound Stage Direct

Tracklist:

    Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vol.1
A1 Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band* Help Me 4:05
A2 Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band* It Hurts Me Too 2:44
A3 Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band* Messin' With The Kid 2:21
A4 Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band* Vietcong Blues 4:57
A5 Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band* All Night Long 3:44
A6 J.B. Hutto And His Hawks* Going Ahead 2:03
A7 J.B. Hutto And His Hawks* Please Help 2:53
B1 J.B. Hutto And His Hawks* Too Much Alcohol 2:29
B2 J.B. Hutto And His Hawks* Married Woman Blues 3:06
B3 J.B. Hutto And His Hawks* That's The Truth 2:47
B4 Otis Span's South Side Piano Marie 2:27
B5 Otis Span's South Side Piano Burning Fire 3:14
B6 Otis Span's South Side Piano S.P. Blues 2:51
B7 Otis Span's South Side Piano Sometime I Wonder 3:27
B8 Otis Span's South Side Piano Spann's Stomp 2:19
    Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vol. 2
C1 Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet Cotton Crop Blues 2:18
C2 Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet The Blues Keep Falling 4:01
C3 Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet Love Me Or Leave Me 3:25
C4 Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet Rocket 88 2:02
C5 Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet West Helena Blues 3:27
C6 The Otis Rush Blues Band Everything's Going To Turn Out Alright 3:52
C7 The Otis Rush Blues Band It's A Mean Old World 2:21
D1 The Otis Rush Blues Band I Can't Quit You Baby 3:14
D2 The Otis Rush Blues Band Rock 3:52
D3 The Otis Rush Blues Band It's My Own Fault 5:55
D4 Homesick James And His Dusters Dust My Broom 3:15
D5 Homesick James And His Dusters Somebody Been Talkin' 2:14
D6 Homesick James And His Dusters Set A Date 2:43
D7 Homesick James And His Dusters So Mean To Me 2:48
    Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vol. 3
E1 Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band One More Time 2:26
E2 Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band Kid Man Blues 2:59
E3 Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band My Black Mare 3:40
E4 Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band Stealin' Back 3:17
E5 Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band I Got Mine In Time 4:18
E6 Johnny Young's South Side Blues Band Tighten Up On It 3:09
F1 The Johnny Shines Blues Band Dynaflow Blues 2:34
F2 The Johnny Shines Blues Band Black Spider Blues 3:02
F3 The Johnny Shines Blues Band Layin' Down My Shoes And Clothes 2:27
F4 The Johnny Shines Blues Band If I Get Lucky 3:23
F5 Big Walter Horton's Blues Harp Band Rockin' My Boogie 3:26
F6 The Johnny Shines Blues Band Mr. Boweevil 3:10
F7 The Johnny Shines Blues Band Hey, Hey 2:21

Pure Pleasure VSD 79216/7/8
Chicago/The Blues/Today!

Article-No.: pp79216
Barcode: 5060149621219

Format: 3LPs 180g 33rpm / Box, booklet
Release date: 04.07.2011
Manufacturer: Pure Pleasure
Original label: Vanguard
Genre: Pop

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SKU 5060149621219
Barcode # 5060149621219
Brand Blues

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