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Tampa Red - The Guitar Wizard: Tampa Red Collection 1929-53

Tampa Red - The Guitar Wizard: Tampa Red Collection 1929-53

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Hudson Whittaker, better known as Tampa Red, was a hugely prolific and influential blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, an innovative slide guitarist and the first black musician to play a National steel-bodied guitar.

Moving from Florida to Chicago in the 1920s, he started recording in 1928 with Thomas Dorsey, playing in a hokum style as well as blues, over the years incorporating a pop-oriented style with The Chicago Five. Playing electric guitar from the 1940s working with Big Maceo Merriweather, he influenced musicians like Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters and Elmore James, as his Chicago home became a centre for the blues community. This 121-track, 5CD, set comprises selected recordings from the 300 and more titles he released during this era on the Vocalion, Bluebird & RCA-Victor labels, as Tampa Red, Tampa Red & Georgia Tom, Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band and Tampa Red And The Chicago Five, referred to on many of his record labels as “The Guitar Wizard”.

It features his R&B hits It Hurts Me Too/When Things Go Wrong With You, Pretty Baby Blues, Let Me Play With Your Poodle, and Detroit Blues, and many well-known songs that were precursors of rock ‘n’ roll. It includes numbers with Black Bob, Sonny Boy Williamson, Joe Williams, Big Maceo Merriweather, Blind John Davis, Ransom Knowling, Walter Horton and Sonny Boy Williamson II.

He was “rediscovered” in the blues revival of the late 1950s, like many other surviving early-recorded blues artists, such as Son House and Skip James. It’s a substantial overview of a key quarter-century of his career, and an entertaining showcase for one of the most significant personalities in the genre.


TRACKS 

Disc 1
1 Selling That Stuff Hokum Boys
2 It's Tight Like That Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
3 Train Time Blues Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard" with Georgia Tom
4 Good Gordon Gin Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band
5 How Long, How Long Blues Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"
6 Uncle Bud Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard" with Georgia Tom
7 Mess Katie Mess Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band
8 Voice Of The Blues Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
9 What You Gonna Do Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
10 Strange Woman Blues Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
11 I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band
12 You Better Tighten Up On It Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
13 Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
14 Corinne Corinna Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
15 That Stuff You Sell Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
16 Worried Man Blues Tampa Red
17 But They Got It Fixed Right On Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
18 You Rascal You No. 1 Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
19 She Can Love So Good Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band
20 Bumble Bee Blues Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"
21 Black Hearted Blues Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"
22 Things 'Bout Coming My Way Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"
23 Georgia Hound Blues Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"
24 Down In The Spirit Blues Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Please Mister Blues Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"
2 Don't Leave Me Here Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"
3 No Matter How She Done It Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
4 You Can't Get That Stuff No More Tampa Red & Georgia Tom
5 Sugar Mama Blues #1 Tampa Red
6 Black Angel Tampa Red
7 You've Got To Do Better Tampa Red
8 I'll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit To Move) Tampa Red
9 Mean Mistreater Blues Tampa Red
10 Somebody's Been Using That Thing Tampa Red
11 You Don't Want Me Blues Tampa Red
12 I Still Got California On My Mind Tampa Red
13 Witching Hour Blues Tampa Red
14 I'll Get A Break Someday Tampa Red
15 Happy Jack Tampa Red
16 Singing And Crying Blues Tampa Red
17 If It Ain't That Gal Of Mine Tampa Red
18 (Play Your Hand) Keep On Dealing Tampa Red
19 Dark And Stormy Night Tampa Red
20 Waiting Blues Tampa Red
21 Let's Get Drunk And Truck Tampa Red
22 I Wonder What's The Matter Tampa Red
23 All Night Long Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 That's The Way I Do Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
2 You Stole My Heart Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
3 Your One And Only Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
4 If It Wasn't For You Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
5 Cheatin' On Me Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
6 I See You Can't Take It Tampa Red
7 It's Hard To Believe It's True Tampa Red
8 Harlem Swing Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
9 I'm Gonna Get High Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
10 Wrong Idea Tampa Red
11 Seminole Blues Tampa Red
12 Delta Woman Blues Tampa Red
13 That May Get It Now Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
14 We Gonna Get High Together Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
15 A Lie In My Heart Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
16 That Don't Matter Now Tampa Red
17 Why Should I Care Tampa Red
18 Sweetest Gal In Town Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
19 When I Had A Good Woman (You Keep On Doggin' Me) Tampa Red
20 Crazy With The Blues Tampa Red
21 My Baby Said Yes Tampa Red
22 Checking Up On You Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
23 Mr Rhythm Man Tampa Red And The Chicago Five
24 Forgive Me, Please Tampa Red
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 She's Got The Best In Town Tampa Red
2 You Say It's Love Tampa Red
3 Poor Old Gal Blues Tampa Red
4 Nobody Knows How Bad I Feel Tampa Red
5 Booze Head Woman Tampa Red
6 Sweet Mellow Woman Blues Tampa Red
7 Ready For Rhythm Tampa Red
8 I Got A Big Surprise For You Tampa Red
9 I'm Betting On You Tampa Red
10 Nobody's Sweetheart Now Tampa Red
11 You Say We're Through Tampa Red
12 What Am I Going To Do Tampa Red
13 It Hurts Me Too Tampa Red
14 Don't You Lie To Me Tampa Red
15 She Loves Just Right Tampa Red
16 Forget About Me Tampa Red
17 No Baby No Tampa Red
18 It's A Lowdown Shame Tampa Red
19 So Far So Good Tampa Red
20 Don't Jive It Mama Tampa Red
21 Let Me Play With Your Poodle Tampa Red
22 You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone  Tampa Red
23 The Woman I Love Tampa Red
24 Detroit Blues Tampa Red
25 Better Let My Gal Alone Tampa Red
Disc 5
Track Title Artist
1 Crying Won't Help You Tampa Red
2 I'll Be Up Again Some Day Tampa Red
3 Please Be Careful Tampa Red
4 Corrine Blues Tampa Red
5 Let's Try It Again Tampa Red
6 You Better Woo Your Baby Tampa Red
7 I Know My Baby Loves Me Tampa Red
8 Poor Stranger Blues Tampa Red
9 When Things Go Wrong With You Tampa Red
10 It's A Brand New Boogie Tampa Red
11 I'll Find My Way Tampa Red
12 It's Too Late Now Tampa Red
13 1950 Blues Tampa Red
14 It's Good Like That Tampa Red
15 Sweet Little Angel Tampa Red
16 Midnight Boogie Tampa Red
17 Early In The Morning ('Bout The Break Of Day) Tampa Red
18 Pretty Baby Blues Tampa Red
19 Boogie Woogie Woman Tampa Red
20 She's A Cool Operator Tampa Red
21 Look-A There, Look-A There Tampa Red
22 All Mixed Up Over You Tampa Red
23 I'll Never Let You Go Tampa Red
24 So Crazy About You Baby Tampa Red
25 If She Don't Come Back Tampa Red
  • Artist:
    Tampa Red
  • EAN:
    824046751722
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Discs:
    5
  • Release:
    May 2022
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACFCD7517
  • Weight:
    0.2kg