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Various Artists - Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969: Volume 1

 (50th Anniversary Edition Mono Version Inlcudes Rare Photos + Extensive Liner Notes)


Third Man Records



Product No.:
ATMR 239
UPC: 813547027788
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Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2


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First blues festival on double LP, from Third Man Records!

Previously unheard performances from B.B. King, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf and more!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of America's first festival dedicated to the blues with this vinyl LP. The album features previously unheard performances by B.B. King, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Son House, Big Mama Thornton and more!

The 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival was the Midwest's Woodstock. A great crowd of young people converged for an incredible three-day celebration of peace and music. They grooved to the tunes of a dizzying array of legendary performers, smoked pot, drank wine, and generally had a blast. It was a landmark event that is still spoken of in hushed tones of awe and reverence among music historians. Performing was an an absolutely astounding lineup of living legends of the blues — B. B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Big Mama Thornton, Son House, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, and on and on — at the first major blues festival in the United States.

Side 1:
1. Dirty Mother For You – Roosevelt Sykes
2. So Glad You're Mine – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
3. Too Much Alcohol – J.B. Hutto & His Hawks
4. I Wonder Why – Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkinds

Side 2:
1. Help Me (A Tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson) – Junior Wells
2. I've Got A Mind To Give Up Living – B.B. King With Sonny Freeman And The Unusuals
3. John Henry – Mississippi Fred McDowell
4. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie – Pinetop Perkins

Side 3:
1. Introduction – Big Bill Hill
2. Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy – Luther Allison And The Blue Nebulae
3. Tu m’as promis l’amour (you promised my love) – Clifton Chenier

Side 4:
1. Hard Luck – The Original Howlin’ Wolf And His Orchestra
2. So Many Roads, So Many Trains – Otis Rush

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