Thursday, April 29, 2021

VA - Pioneers Of The Electric Guitar [2013] (3 x CD's)



VA - Pioneers Of The Electric Guitar [2013] (3 x CD's)

75 tracks of sweet electric guitar. You should digest this one disc at a time to really appreciate this stuff. I would also say that one of the strengths here is the great variety, but it can also be a weakness depending on your interests. If you have no problem with a collection that goes from jazz to blues to rock from one song to another this is a no-brainer, but some people don't like that much variety. All I can say is if you like well-played electric guitar regardless of genre, this is a great set and there is likely something here you have not heard before. For this price, you can't beat this.

An absolute gem of a collection. It covers nearly all styles from Jazz to Western Swing, Blues to rock and roll and a whole smorgasbord in between. Listened to it all on a journey from Norfolk to Devon and never became bored. Obviously, some tracks are well known and available widely elsewhere. However, there are many obscure gems and half-remembered delights. If nothing else, it will broaden your horizons. A thoroughly enjoyable and recommended collection. (Amazon)






Track lists


01 Dick Dale Misirlou 2:16

02 B.B. King Three O'clock Blues 3:02

03 Link Wray & His Ray Men Rumble 2:17

04 Johnny "Guitar" Watson Space Guitar 2:39

05 Lightnin' Slim Lightnin' Blues 2:58

06 Charlie Christian Waiting for Benny 5:06

07 Mickey Hawks & the Night Raiders Cotton Pickin' 1:35

08 Dale Hawkins Susie Q 2:14

09 Elmore James Dust My Broom 2:44

10 Jimmy Raney On the Rocks 4:54

11 Bill Justis Raunchy 2:19

12 Earl Hooker Blue Guitar 2:46

13 Leon McAuliffe Blue Guitar Stomp 2:59

14 Ramrods Ghost Riders in the Sky 2:36

15 Santo & Johnny Sleepwalk 2:22

16 Les Paul & Mary Ford Bye Bye Blues 2:03

17 Bert Weedon Big Beat Boogie 1:56

18 Ventures Walk Don't Run 2:04

19 Guitar Slim The Story of My Life 3:01

20 Schet Atkins Mister Sandman 2:17

21 Virtues Guitar Boogie Shuffle 2:25

22 John Barry Seven The James Bond Theme 1:59

23 Eddie Burns Treat Me Like I Treat You 2:24

24 Howlin' Wolf Spoonful 2:44

25 Johnny Kidd & the Pirates Shakin' All Over 2:22


01 Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode 2:42

02 Freddie King Hide Away 2:37

03 Scotty Moore Trio Have Guitar Will Travel 2:01

04 Wes Montgomery West Coast Blues 7:23

05 Marketts Out of Limits 2:07

06 Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies Taking Off (Instrumental) 2:51

07 Grant Green Miss Ann's Tempo 5:40

08 Arthur Smith Guitar Bustin' 2:25

09 Django Reinhardt Nuages 3:17

10 Bobby Gregg & His Friends Potato Peeler 2:35

11 Lowell Fulsom Guitar Shuffle 2:47

12 Herb Ellis Ellis in Wonderland 3:51

13 Albert Collins Freeze 2:21

14 Fireballs Foot Patter 2:06

15 Albert King Travellin' to California 3:02

16 Kenny Burrell This Time the Dream's on Me 4:58

17 Hunters Teen Scene 2:04

18 Bo Diddley Mumblin' Guitar 2:50

19 Roy Clark Chicken Wire 2:15

20 Mickey Baker Lullaby of the Leaves 4:13

21 Pat Hare I'm Gonna Murder My Baby 2:56

22 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Okie Dokie Stomp 2:32

23 Barney Kessel Jordu 3:29

24 Duane Eddy Shazam! 2:01

25 John Lee Hooker Boggie Chillun 2:37


01 Booker T. & the Mg's Green Onions 2:54

02 Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Old Joe Clark 2:21

03 Johnny & the Hurricanes Sand Storm 2:18

04 Joe Maphis and Larry Collins Flying Fingers 2:41

05 Oscar Moore Quartet Blues in B Flat 2:27

06 Pee Wee Crayton Blues After Hours 2:35

07 Magic Sam All Your Love 2:54

08 Carl Perkins Her Love Rubbed Off 2:53

09 Rockin' R's The Beat 2:50

10 T-Bone Walker Strollin' With Bones 2:29

11 Dick Hyman, Mundell Lowe & Trigger Alpert Yes Sir, That's My Baby! 2:39

12 Eddie Kirkland I Need You, Baby 2:42

13 George Barnes Liza (And the Clouds'll Roll Away) 2:23

14 Jimmy Reed Jimmy's Rock 2:02

15 George Van Eps Have You Met Miss Jones 2:18

16 Shadows Apache 2:55

17 Johnny Otis Boogie Guitar 2:36

18 Buddy Guy Skippin' 3:24

19 Tal Farlow Yardbirds Suite 5:16

20 Muddy Waters Mannish Boy 2:56

21 Memphis Minnie Kissing in the Dark 2:28

22 Arthur 'big Boy' Crudup Gonna Find My Baby 2:58

23 Tampa Red Sweet Little Angel 2:58

24 Otis Rush I Can't Quit You Baby 3:07

25 Johnny Burnette The Train Kept A-Rollin' 2:23




  1. Very nice comp. Cover the bases pretty well. Thanks!

    1. Hi hotrodmike.
      I thinks its a good one too.


  2. Thanks
    Although guitars are obvious this looks good, but have you done saxophones?

    1. Hi lemonflag,
      Here is a sax comp I did some time ago.


    2. Yes you did and I have it! I feel like HAL in 2001, my mind is slipping away....

  3. Butter does it again. Looks like a great comp.

  4. Hello BB,I was wondering if you could re up this awesome collection. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Djmantis.
      Sorry I missed your request earlier.
      New links established, tested and working.

  5. Hi Butterboy,
    Do you have any new valid links?
    Thanks in advance

  6. Looks like a goodie BB, sure it'll sound that way too. Many thanks.