The American Folk Blues Festival 1964 180g LP
The American Folk Blues Festival 1964 180g LP
Genre: Blues
Label: Pure Pleasure
Format: 33RPM,

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The American Folk Blues Festival 1964 180g LP

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SKU:
PPRLP42024
UPC:
5060149622001
180g High Quality Pressing! Pressed at Pallas in Germany! Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

German jazz publicist Joachim-Ernst Berendt first had the idea of bringing original African-American blues performers to Europe. Jazz had become very popular, and rock and roll was just gaining a foothold, and both genres drew influences directly back to the blues. Berendt thought that European audiences would flock to concert halls to see them in person. Promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau brought this idea to reality.

By contacting Willie Dixon, an influential blues composer and bassist from Chicago, they were given access to the blues culture of the southern United States. The first festival was held in 1962, and they continued almost annually until 1972, after an eight-year hiatus reviving the festival in 1980 until its final performance in 1985.

The concerts featured some of the leading blues artists of the 1960s, such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson along with blues legends from an earlier period such as Sleepy John Estes, John Henry Barbee & Lightnin' Hopkins.

Attendees at Manchester in 1962, the first ever venue for the festival in Britain, included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Jimmy Page. Subsequent attendees at the first London festivals are believed to have also included such influential musicians as Eric Burdon, Eric Clapton, and Steve Winwood. Collectively these were the primary movers in the blues explosion that would lead to the British Invasion.

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering

Musicians:
Side One

Sonny Boy Williamson, blues harp, vocals (on 1, 2)
Hubert Sumlin, guitar (on 1, 2, 3)
Willie Dixon, bass (on 2, 3)
Clifton James (on 2, 3)
Sunnyland Slim, piano (on 2) vocals, piano (on 3)
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, vocals, guitar (on 5)
Side Two
Sleepy John Estes, guitar, vocals (on 1)
Hammie Nixon, blues harp, jug (on 1)
John Hendry Barbee, vocals, guitar (on 2)
Sunnyland Slim, piano (on 3, 4, 5)
Willie Dixion, bass (on 3, 4, 5)
Hubert Sumlin, guitar (on 3, 4, 5)
Clifton James, drums (on 3, 4, 5)
Sugar Pie Desanto, vocals (on 4)
Howlin' Wolf, vocals, guitar (on 5)

Selections:
Side One:

1. I'm Trying To Make London My Home
2. Dissatisfied
3. Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
4. Ain't It A Pity
5. Baby Please Don't Go
Side Two:
1. I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
2. Cotton Pickin' Blues
3. No Title Boogie
4. Slip In Mules
5. Dust My Broom
Description
180g High Quality Pressing! Pressed at Pallas in Germany! Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

German jazz publicist Joachim-Ernst Berendt first had the idea of bringing original African-American blues performers to Europe. Jazz had become very popular, and rock and roll was just gaining a foothold, and both genres drew influences directly back to the blues. Berendt thought that European audiences would flock to concert halls to see them in person. Promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau brought this idea to reality.

By contacting Willie Dixon, an influential blues composer and bassist from Chicago, they were given access to the blues culture of the southern United States. The first festival was held in 1962, and they continued almost annually until 1972, after an eight-year hiatus reviving the festival in 1980 until its final performance in 1985.

The concerts featured some of the leading blues artists of the 1960s, such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson along with blues legends from an earlier period such as Sleepy John Estes, John Henry Barbee & Lightnin' Hopkins.

Attendees at Manchester in 1962, the first ever venue for the festival in Britain, included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Jimmy Page. Subsequent attendees at the first London festivals are believed to have also included such influential musicians as Eric Burdon, Eric Clapton, and Steve Winwood. Collectively these were the primary movers in the blues explosion that would lead to the British Invasion.

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering

Musicians:
Side One

Sonny Boy Williamson, blues harp, vocals (on 1, 2)
Hubert Sumlin, guitar (on 1, 2, 3)
Willie Dixon, bass (on 2, 3)
Clifton James (on 2, 3)
Sunnyland Slim, piano (on 2) vocals, piano (on 3)
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, vocals, guitar (on 5)
Side Two
Sleepy John Estes, guitar, vocals (on 1)
Hammie Nixon, blues harp, jug (on 1)
John Hendry Barbee, vocals, guitar (on 2)
Sunnyland Slim, piano (on 3, 4, 5)
Willie Dixion, bass (on 3, 4, 5)
Hubert Sumlin, guitar (on 3, 4, 5)
Clifton James, drums (on 3, 4, 5)
Sugar Pie Desanto, vocals (on 4)
Howlin' Wolf, vocals, guitar (on 5)

Selections:
Side One:

1. I'm Trying To Make London My Home
2. Dissatisfied
3. Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
4. Ain't It A Pity
5. Baby Please Don't Go
Side Two:
1. I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
2. Cotton Pickin' Blues
3. No Title Boogie
4. Slip In Mules
5. Dust My Broom
Genre
Blues
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Title
American Folk Blues Festival 1964
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
1
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-16-2014
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
08-25-2014
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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