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Pioneers Of The Electric Guitar [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (6 Aug 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00E6G25DO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,700 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. MisirlouDick Dale 2:160.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Three O'Clock BluesB. B. King 3:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. RumbleLink Wray 2:170.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Space GuitarJohnny 'Guitar' Watson 2:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Lightnin' BluesLightnin' Slim 2:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Waiting for BennyCharlie Christian 5:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Cotton Pickin'Mickey Hawks 1:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Susie QDale Hawkins 2:140.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dust My BroomElmore James 2:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. On the RocksJimmy Raney 4:540.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. RaunchyBill Justis 2:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Blue GuitarEarl Hooker 2:460.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Blue Guitar StompLeon McAuliffe 2:590.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Ghost Riders in the SkyThe Ramrods 2:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. SleepwalkSanto & Johnny 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Bye Bye BluesLes Paul 2:030.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Big Beat BoogieBert Weedon 1:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Walk Don't RunThe Ventures 2:040.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The Story of My LifeGuitar Slim 3:010.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Mister SandmanChet Atkins 2:170.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Guitar Boogie ShuffleThe Virtues 2:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. The James Bond ThemeThe John Barry Seven 1:590.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Treat Me Like I Treat YouEddie Burns 2:240.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. SpoonfulHowlin' Wolf 2:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Shakin' All overJohnny Kidd 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Johnny B. GoodeChuck Berry 2:420.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Hide AwayFreddie King 2:370.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Have Guitar - Will TravelScotty Moore Trio 2:010.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. West Coast BluesWes Montgomery 7:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Out of LimitsThe Marketts 2:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Taking off (Instrumental Version)Milton Brown 2:510.89  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Miss Ann's TempoGrant Green 5:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Guitar Bustin'Arthur Smith 2:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen34. NuagesDjango Reinhardt 3:170.89  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Potato PeelerBobby Gregg 2:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Guitar ShuffleLowell Fulson 2:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Ellis in WonderlandHerb Ellis 3:510.89  Buy MP3 
Listen38. FreezeAlbert Collins 2:210.89  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Foot PatterThe Fireballs 2:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Travellin' to CaliforniaAlbert King 3:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen41. This Time the Dream's on MeKenny Burrell 4:580.89  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Teen SceneThe Hunters 2:040.89  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Mumblin' GuitarBo Diddley 2:500.89  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Chicken WireRoy Clark 2:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Lullaby of the LeavesMickey Baker 4:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen46. I'm Gonna Murder My BabyPat Hare 2:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Okie Dokie StompClarence 'Gatemouth' Brown 2:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen48. JorduBarney Kessel 3:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Shazam!Duane Eddy 2:010.89  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Boogie ChillunJohn Lee Hooker 2:370.89  Buy MP3 
Listen51. Green OnionsBooker T. 2:540.89  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Old Joe ClarkSpeedy West 2:210.89  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Sand StormJohnny and the Hurricanes 2:180.89  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Flying FingersJoe Maphis 2:410.89  Buy MP3 
Listen55. Blues in B FlatThe Oscar Moore Quartet 2:270.89  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Blues After HoursPee Wee Crayton 2:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen57. All Your LoveMagic Sam 2:540.89  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Her Love Rubbed OffCarl Perkins 2:530.89  Buy MP3 
Listen59. The BeatThe Rockin R's 2:500.89  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Strollin' With BoneT-Bone Walker 2:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen61. Yes Sir, That's My Baby!Dick Hyman 2:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen62. I Need You, BabyEddie Kirkland 2:420.89  Buy MP3 
Listen63. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)George Barnes 2:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen64. Jimmy's RockJimmy Reed 2:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen65. Have You Met Miss JonesGeorge Van Eps 2:180.89  Buy MP3 
Listen66. ApacheThe Shadows 2:550.89  Buy MP3 
Listen67. Boogie GuitarJohnny Otis 2:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen68. Skippin'Buddy Guy 3:240.89  Buy MP3 
Listen69. Yardbird SuiteTal Farlow 5:160.89  Buy MP3 
Listen70. Mannish BoyMuddy Waters 2:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen71. Kissing in the DarkMemphis Minnie 2:280.89  Buy MP3 
Listen72. Gonna Find My BabyArthur 'Big Boy' Crudup 2:580.89  Buy MP3 
Listen73. Sweet Little AngelTampa Red 2:580.89  Buy MP3 
Listen74. I Can't Quit You BabyOtis Rush 3:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen75. The Train Kept a Rollin'Johnny Burnette 2:230.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

Trace the birth of the electric guitar from its humble beginnings to its final resting place as the defining instrument of popular music in the 20th Century. This 3CD set explores the guitar's capabilities and endless versatility from simple accompaniment to instrumental brilliance in the forms of blues, jazz, country, surf, pop and rock 'n' roll.

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CD1 1. Misirlou - Dick Dale 2. Three O'Clock Blues - B.B. King 3. Rumble - Link Wray & His Ray Men 4. Space Guitar - Johnny "Guitar" Watson 5. Lightnin' Blues - Lightnin' Slim 6. Waiting For Benny - Charlie Christian 7. Cotton Pickin' - Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders 8. Susie Q - Dale Hawkins 9. Dust My Broom - Elmore James 10. On The Rocks - Jimmy Raney 11. Raunchy - Bill Justis 12. Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker 13. Blue Guitar Stomp - Leon McAuliffe 14. Ghost Riders In The Sky - The Ramrods 15. Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny 16. Bye Bye Blues - Les Paul & Mary Ford 17. Big Beat Boogie - Bert Weedon 18. Walk Don't Run - The Ventures 19. The Story Of My Life - Guitar Slim 20. Mister Sandman - Chet Atkins 21. Guitar Boogie Shuffle - The Virtues 22. The James Bond Theme - John Barry Seven 23. Treat Me Like I Treat You - Eddie Burns 24. Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf 25. Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd & The Pirates CD2 1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry 2. Hide Away - Freddie King 3. Have Guitar - Will Travel - Scotty Moore Trio 4. West Coast Blues - Wes Montgomery 5. Out Of Limits - The Marketts 6. Taking Off (Inst) - Milton Brown And His Musical Brownies 7. Miss Ann's Tempo - Grant Green 8. Guitar Bustin' - Arthur Smith 9. Nuages - Django Reinhardt 10. Potato Peeler - Bobby Gregg & His Friends 11. Guitar Shuffle - Lowell Fulson 12. Ellis In Wonderland - Herb Ellis 13. Freeze - Albert Collins 14. Foot Patter - The Fireballs 15. Travellin' To California - Albert King 16. This Time The Dream's on Me - Kenny Burrell 17. Teen Scene - The Hunters 18. Mumblin' Guitar - Bo Diddley 19. Chicken Wire - Roy Clark 20. Lullaby Of The Leaves - Mickey Baker 21. I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare 22. Okie Dokie Stomp - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown 23. Jordu - Barney Kessel 24. Shazam! - Duane Eddy 25. Boogie Chillun - John Lee Hooke CD3 1. Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's 2. Old Joe Clark - Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant 3. Sand Storm - Johnny & The Hurricanes 4. Flying Fingers (with Larry Collins) - Joe Maphis 5. Blues In B Flat - The Oscar Moore Quartet 6. Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton 7. All Your Love - Magic Sam 8. Her Love Rubbed Of - Carl Perkins 9. The Beat - The Rockin' R's 10. Strollin' With Bone - T-Bone Walker 11. Yes Sir, That's My Baby! - Dick Hyman, Mundell Lowe & Trigger Alpert 12. I Need You, Baby - Eddie Kirkland 13. Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away) - George Barnes 14. Jimmy's Rock - Jimmy Reed 15. Have You Met Miss Jones - George Van Eps 16. Apache - The Shadows 17. Boogie Guitar - Johnny Otis check release 18. Skippin' - Buddy Guy 19. Yardbird Suite - Tal Farlow 20. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters 21. Kissing In The Dark - Memphis Minnie 22. Gonna Find My Baby - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup 23. Sweet Little Angel - Tampa Red 24. I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush 25. The Train Kept A Rollin' - Johnny Burnette

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Is a fabulous collection of 75 original LEGENDARY TRACKS.These sets really are a steal at this price.

The simple reason that these sets are as cheap as chips is that the tracks are public domain.

That means the rights to the music has gone and any old Dick or Harry can release them.

The bad news for the previous rights holders means good news for us, the buyers for if the price is too high we will not buy.
So the sets are at a more than reasonable price.
Next year the law changes to fall in line with the Americans and the 50 year rule will be finished.

Now these sets really are a mixed bag.

Some tracks and artists you will know- others not.

But that is the real joy- you just might discover some tracks you have never heard and enjoy if not then the FF feature is just for you.

This is not a real review just an aid.
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1. Misirlou Dick Dale
2. Three O'Clock Blues B.B. King
3. Rumble Link Wray & His Ray Men
4. Space Guitar Johnny "Guitar" Watson
5. Lightnin' Blues Lightnin' Slim
6. Waiting For Benny Charlie Christian
7. Cotton Pickin' Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders
8. Susie Q Dale Hawkins
9. Dust My Broom Elmore James
10. On The Rocks Jimmy Raney
11. Raunchy Bill Justis
12. Blue Guitar Earl Hooker
13. Blue Guitar Stomp Leon McAuliffe
14. Ghost Riders In The Sky The Ramrods
15. Sleepwalk Santo & Johnny
16. Bye Bye Blues Les Paul & Mary Ford
17. Big Beat Boogie Bert Weedon
18. Walk Don't Run The Ventures
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cornucopia Of Delights 29 Sep 2013
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An absolute gem of a collection. It covers nearly all styles from Jazz to Western Swing, Blues to rock and roll and a whole smorgasbord in between. Listened to it all on a journey from Norfolk to Devon and never became bored. Obviously some tracks are well known and available widely elsewhere. However, there are many obscure gems and half-remembered delights. If nothing else, it will broaden your horizons. A thoroughly enjoyable recommended collection and a bargain at this price, presumably because most if not all are out of copyright!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bargain 17 Dec 2013
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Considering the price, this confirms the headline. It's a good history lesson and some of the tracks are quite hard to come by. Brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finger picking wonderful 17 Oct 2013
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First off, check out Glen Cook's review for a full track listing. (NB Track 25 on CD3 should read "The train kept a -rolling by Johnny Burnette".) Now go, as I did: Wow! Oh yeah, and look at the price. Again: Wow!

And now that you have, find a similarly inclined friend and prepare to have a great fun argument about who is and who isn't a pioneer of electric guitar, who should be included but wasn't (bear in mind the cut off date of 1962) and who shouldn't but was.

Blues artists are, as they should be, well represented in this compilation -all three Kings, Memphis Minnie, Albert Collins, and many more. But I admit to being croggled when I saw the inclusion of Lightnin' Slim. Now Po' Lightnin' happens to be my uncontestable favourite obscure primitive electric bluesmen and one of my very favourite blues guys full stop. But not even his more rabid fans (such as myself) would claim that he was a pioneer of electric guitar or that any original ideas he had didn't come from someone else. I can only assume that the compiler is as fond of the guy as I am. "Blow your harmonica, son."

Checking out the names you come across the obvious like Les Paul, Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Scotty Moore, Johnny Otis and people you'd never expect like Bert Weedon (snigger). [Sorry, shouldn't have said that. Weedon and his book "Become a rock guitar god in fifteen seconds" (something like that anyway) was an enormous influence on just about every British guitar hero to emerge in the 60's, and by all accounts he was one of the nicest people you could wish to meet. I just can't forget that line from a Bonzo Dog song -"We are normal and we dig Bert Weedon, hahaha"- out of my mind.] There's also the John Barry Seven, The Shadows and Johnny Kidd & The Pirates holding up the British end.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK 11 Sep 2013
By A. Hill
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Some hidden gems, here, but also some make-weights.
Good value for money though. Sorry for a limited review - time presses!
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