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American Folk Blues Festival, 1962-1965
Various Artists
American Folk Blues Festival, 1962-1965
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #5

The celebrated performers featured on this five-disc box--John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Boy (Rice Miller) Williamson among them--were seasoned veterans when these recordings were...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: American Folk Blues Festival, 1962-1965
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Evidence
Original Release Date: 11/16/1995
Re-Release Date: 11/30/1995
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues, East Coast Blues, St. Louis Blues, Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Modern Blues, Piano Blues, Harmonica Blues, By Decade, 1960s
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaCD Credits: 5
UPC: 730182610024

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The celebrated performers featured on this five-disc box--John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Boy (Rice Miller) Williamson among them--were seasoned veterans when these recordings were made between 1962 and 1965. They were, however, far from over the hill. Brought to Europe as part of an annual barnstorming tour designed to introduce the blues to the old country, the forefathers (and a few mothers) of various strains of the genre basked in their chance to show their skills to appreciative foreign audiences. They also clearly enjoyed each other's company. The nature of the American Folk Blues road shows made for some fascination collaborations: The 1962 set, for example, finds Hooker, then in his brooding prime, backed by guitar legend T-Bone Walker--on piano! Willie Dixon (the MVP here), Otis Spann, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Mississippi Fred McDowell are just a few of the other legends who turn up in this expansive document of the blues revival that topped all blues revivals. --Steven Stolder

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