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electric blues volume two (1954-67)

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3cd boxset

Released: 20th Jun 2012


in the 1930s, the invention of Gibson's ES-150 - the first electric guitar - changed popular music forever, & volume 2 of this comprehensive series covers the post-war period & into the 60's.

The first generation of blues pioneers played acoustic instruments, but with the invention of amplification, guitar and harmonica players could be heard over the piano, drums & horns, rapidly revolutionising the genre. Blues historian & musicologist, Bill Dahl from Chicago, has produced an incredibly comprehensive history of electric blues, Each 3-CD set comes with a 160-page booklet including biographies, illustrations, original release info, & rare photos

electric blues volume two (1954-67)