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Atlantic Blues, Guitar by Various Artists

Label: Atlantic Records.
Release Date: 1986.
Recording Time: 68 minutes.
Release Info: Studio Recording.
Releases: 1990 (Atlantic / Rhino).
Recording Date: 1949 - July 17, 1982.

Styles: Acoustic Blues, Blues Revival, Country Blues, Early R&B, Electric Blues, Jump Blues, Soul Jazz, Soul Blues.

Ranging from the country-blues stylings of Blind Willie McTell to modern-day pyrotechnics by Stevie Ray Vaughan, this edition of the Atlantic Blues series spotlights some of the fine blues pickers to grace many a 20th century stage and stereo. These aren't necessarily all classic performances, but most of the music is of the highest quality. The mix includes cuts by such marquee names as B.B. King and John Lee Hooker, as well as more obscure fare from the likes of Texas Johnny Brown and Cornell Dupree. And for a bit of soul, there's even a clutch of songs by Albert King and Ike and Tina Turner. A fine blues party soundtrack.
Review by Stephen Cook.

Credits: Mickey Baker - primary artist; William Bell - composer; Brown - composer; Texas Johnny Brown - primary artist; Dave Clark - composer; Larry Davis - composer; Pluma Davis - composer;Willie Dixon - composer; Cornell Dupree - primary artist; R. B. Ford - composer; R.G. Ford - composer; Lowell Fulson - composer; Guitar Slim - primary artist; John Hammond - primary artist; John Lee Hooker - composer, primary artist; Booker T. Jones - composer; Albert King - primary artist; B.B. King - composer, primary artist; Deadric Malone - composer; Mississippi Fred McDowell - primary artist; Sticks McGhee - primary artist; Blind Willie McTell - primary artist; Chuck Norris - primary artist; Bob Porter - compilation producer; Don Robey - composer; J. W. Scott - composer; Joseph Scott - composer; Big Joe Turner - primary artist; Ike & Tina Turner - primary artist; Lou Willie Turner - composer; Stevie Ray Vaughan - primary artist; T-Bone Walker - primary artist; Johnny Winter - composer.

Herb Abramson - producer; Duane Allman - guitar; Ron Badger - producer; Abie Baker - bass; Mickey Baker - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist; Everett Barksdale - guitar (rhythm); Barry Beckett - keyboards; William Bell - composer; Carol Bobolts - art direction; Oscar Lee Bradley - drums; Garnett Brown - trombone; Johnny Brown - composer, performer; Texas Johnny Brown - guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Joseph Burton - trombone; Dave Clark - composer; Sonny Cohn - trumpet; Joe Comfort - bass; Michael Cuscuna - producer; Link Davis - composer; Pluma Davis - composer; Willie Dixon - composer, performer; Tom Dowd - producer; Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass; Cornell Dupree - guitar, performer, primary artist; Mack Easton - sax (baritone); Big Chief Ellis - piano; Tunc Erim - producer; Ahmet Ertegun - executive producer, producer; Nesuhi Ertegun - producer; Sticks Evans - drums; Joe Farrell - sax (tenor)Sam Feldman - mastering; R.G. Ford - composer; Bobby Forte - sax (tenor); Herman Foster - piano; Sonny Freeman - drums; Wilbert Freeman - bass; Lowell Fulson - composer, performer; Lloyd Glenn - piano; Marlin Greene - producer; Guitar Slim - guitar, primary artist, vocals; William K. "Billy" Hadnott - bass; John Hammond, Jr. - guitar, performer, primary artist, producer; Roger Hawkins - drums; Johnny Heartsman - guitar, producer; Eddie Hinton - guitar; David Hood - bass; John Lee Hooker - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Milton Hopkins - guitar; Louis Hubert - sax (baritone); Stephen Innocenzi - digital transfers; Al Jackson, Jr. - drums; Grady "Fats" Jackson - sax (tenor); Elmore James - guitar; Plas Johnson - sax (tenor); Ray Johnson - piano; Booker T. Jones - composer, keyboards; Eddie Jones - performer; Johnny Jones - piano; Barney Kessel - guitar; Al King - performer, primary artist, vocals; Albert King - guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; B.B. King - guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Riley King - composer; Eddie Kirkland - guitar, vocals; Trevor Koehler - horn; Chris Layton - drums; Ron Levy - piano; Alan Lomax - composer, producer; Ralph MacDonald - percussion; Mississippi Fred McDowell - arranger, composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Brownie McGhee - guitar; Sticks McGhee - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Blind Willie McTell - composer, guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; Amos Milburn - piano, sax (tenor); Mark Myerson - producer; Robin Nedboy - photography; David "Fathead" Newman - sax (tenor); Joe Newman - trumpet; Charlie Eldridge "Chuck" Norris - guitar; Chuck Norris - composer, performer, primary artist; Earl Palmer - drums; Bob Porter - producer; Seldon Powell - sax (baritone), sax (tenor); Miles Pratcher - guitar; Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - drums; Chuck Rainey - bass; Gene Ramey - bass; R.S. Rankin - guitar; Philippe Rault - producer; Renald Richard - composer; Jimmy Richardson - bass; Don Robey - composer, performer; Edward Rowe - trumpet; Ernie Royal - trumpet; Red Saunders - drums; Zal Schreiber - mastering; Joseph Scott - composer; Tommy Shannon - bass; Dick Shurman - liner notes; Stax Staff - producer; Henry Stone - producer; Richard Tee - arranger, horn arrangements, keyboards; Earl Turbinton - sax (alto); Big Joe Turner - primary artist, vocals; Ike Turner - guitar, performer; Ike & Tina Turner - performer, primary artist; Lou Willie Turner - composer; Tina Turner - performer, vocals; Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitar, performer, primary artist, vocals; T-Bone Walker - composer, guitar, performer; Jerry Wexler - piano; Don Wilkerson - bass (upright), congas, drums.

Tracks: 1) Broke Down Engine - Blind Willie McTell; 2) Shake 'Em On Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell; 3) My Baby Don't Love Me - John Lee Hooker; 4) Tall Pretty Woman - Stick McGhee; 5) The Blues Rock - Texas Johnny Brown; 6) There Goes The Blues - Texas Johnny Brown; 7) Bongo Boogie - Texas Johnny Brown; 8) Two Bones And A Pick - T-Bone Walker; 9) Let Me Know - Chuck Norris; 10) Down Through The Years - Guitar Slim; 11) Okie Dokie Stomp - Cornell Dupree; 12) TV Mama - Big Joe Turner; 13) Reconsider Baby - Al King; 14) Midnight Midnight - Mickey Baker; 15) I Smell Trouble - Ike & Tina Turner; 16) Why I Sing The Blues - B.B. King; 17) Crosscut Saw - Albert King; 18) Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King; 19) Shake For Me - John Hammond Jr.; 20) Flood Down In Texas - Stevie Ray Vaughan.