Various Artists - Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969

 (Deluxe Edition Red/Blue Mono Vinyl LPs in a Silver-Metallic Telescoping Box + Book)


Third Man Records



Product No.:
ATMR 239-240
UPC: 813547027764

Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 4
Note: Cosmetic Damage

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Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969: Deluxe Edition

4LP Box, limited edition red+blue mono vinyl, 58-page book, loads of ephemera

House in a silver-metallic telescoping box, limited to just 1,000 copies!

Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969: Deluxe Edition features two single-color (one blue, one red) printed jackets with complementary colored vinyl, a 58-page perfect bound book with transparent vellum inserts and a short recollection from festival organizer John Fishel, die-cut reproductions of his original festival booking notes, a full-size reproduction of Jim Fishel's festival program on newsprint paper that includes nearly every artists' signature, a reproduction of the original festival tickets on various colored papers and a reprint of the original festival poster on silver metallic paper.

The package will also include 13 reproductions of original news articles and ads on newsprint paper housed in a hand-stamped envelope. All of this will be packaged in a telescoping box printed on the same silver metallic paper as the poster reproduction with poster art on the cover.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of America's first festival dedicated to the blues with this deluxe edition vinyl box set! 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. Roosevelt Sykes - Dirty Mother For You
2. Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - So Glad You're Mine
3. J.B. Hutto & His Hawks - Too Much Alcohol
4. Jimmy 'Fast Fingers' Dawkins - I Wonder Why

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

Side 3
1. Big Bill Hill - Introduction
2. Luther Allison And The Blue Nebulae - Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy
3. Clifton Chenier - Tu M'as Promis L'amour

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

Side 5
1. Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call
2. Charlie Musselwhite - Movin' And Groovin'
3. Magic Sam - I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie)

Side 6
1. Shirley Griffith - Jelly Jelly Blues
2. Big Mojo Elem - Mojo Boogie
3. T-Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)
4. Big Bill Hill - Announcements

Side 7
1. Big Mama Thornton And The Hound Doggers - Ball And Chain
2. Big Joe Williams - Juanita
3. Sam Lay - Key To The Highway
4. Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand

Side 8
1. James Cotton Blues Band - Off The Wall
2. Son House - Death Letter Blues

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