Wednesday, March 8, 2023

VA - Wah Wah (A Butterboy Compilation) (3 x CDs)


VA - Wah Wah (A Butterboy Compilation) (3 x CDs)

Wah-wah (or wa-wa) is an imitative word (or onomatopoeia) for the sound of altering the resonance of musical notes to extend expressiveness, sounding much like a human voice saying the syllable wah. The wah-wah effect is a spectral glide, a "modification of the vowel quality of a tone. The effect's "wa-wa" sound was noted by jazz player Barney Bigard when he heard Tricky Sam Nanton use the effect on his trombone in the early 1920's

A wah-wah pedal is a type of electric guitar effects pedal that alters the tone and frequencies of the guitar signal to create a distinctive sound, mimicking the human voice saying the onomatopoeic name "wah-wah". The pedal sweeps the peak response of a frequency filter up and down in frequency to create the sound, a spectral glide, also known as "the wah effect".  The effect's "wa-wa" sound was noted by jazz player Barney Bigard when he heard Tricky Sam Nanton use the effect on his trombone in the early 1920's, finding they could produce an expressive crying tone by moving a mute in and out of the instrument's bell. This was later simulated with electronic circuitry for the electric guitar when the wah-wah pedal was invented. It is controlled by movement of the player's foot on a rocking pedal connected to a potentiometer. Wah-wah effects are used when a guitarist is soloing or creating a "wacka-wacka" funk-styled rhythm for rhythm guitar playing. (Wikipedia)

The wah-wah pedal is one of the most expressive guitar affects you can use. Some of the most iconic guitar licks and solos were created thanks to the creativity and inspiration the wah pedal gives guitarists.








Track lists


00 Advertisment[Electric Prunes] Vox Wah Wah Pedal Radio Spot 1:02

01 Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 5:15

02 Chicago South California Purples 12:41

03 Isaac Hayes Shaft 4:39

04 Robin Trower Too Rolling Stoned 7:31

05 Cream Tales of Brave Ulysses 2:46

06 Earl Hooker Wah Wah Blues 4:36

07 Eric Clapton Bad Love 5:14

08 Steve Miller Band The Joker 3:37

09 Jeff Beck Group I Ain't Superstitious 4:57

10 Stephen Stills & Al Kooper Season of the Witch 11:08

11 Groundhogs Split-Part One 4:30

12 Radiohead Subterranean Homesick Alien 4:27

13 Rolling Stones Fingerprint File 6:25

14 Steely Dan Haitian Divorce 5:51

15 Supertramp Bloody Well Right 4:32

16 Guns 'n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine 5:56

17 Stooges 1969 4:07

18 Grateful Dead Estimated Prophet 5:37

19 Brant Bjork Automatic Fantastic 6:55

20 Psychic Ills Ra Wah Wah 9:12

21 George Harrison Wah-Wah 5:39

22 Temptations Psychedelic Shack 3:51


23 Bread The Guitar Man 3:39

24 Paul McCartney & Wings Beware My Love 6:32

25 Verve Weeping Willow 4:49

26 Suede The Asphalt World 9:26

27 Madder Lake 12lb Toothbrush 3:53

28 Young-Holt Unlimited Wah Wah Man 3:44

29 Santana Hope Your Feeling Better 4:16

30 Stephen Stills Go Back Home 5:53

31 J.J. Cale Crazy Mama 2:30

32 Blind Faith Presence of the Lord 4:49

33 Frank Zappa Willie the Pimp 9:23

34 Young Wah Wah Man 3:41

35 Cult Phoenix 5:06

36 SBB Bar Wah-Wah 4:21

37 Radio Moscow Brain Cycles 3:23

38 James Gang Walk Away 3:34

39 Jefferson Starship Caroline 7:29

40 Cream White Room 4:53

41 Jimi Hendrix Burning of the Midnight Lamp 3:35

42 Status Quo Pictures of Matchstick Men 3:08

43 Kenny Wayne Shepard Slow Ride 3:49


44 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Telephone Song 3:30

45 Prince Cream 4:13

46 Bee Gees Night Fever 3:32

47 Funkadelic Maggot Brain 9:51

48 Isaac Hayes Walk On 12:04

49 Sly & the Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 4:49

50 Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused 6:24

51 Jethro Tull We Used to Know 4:03

52 Alice in Chains Man in the Box 4:46

53 Free I'll Be Creepin' (Single A-Side, 1969, Mono) 2:51

54 Tea Party The River 5:42

55 Black Crowes Horsehead 4:02

56 Hot Tuna Talking 'bout You 3:23

57 Black Sabbath Electric Funeral 4:44

58 Stone Roses Fools Gold 4:16

59 Electric Prunes I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) 3:00

60 Steve Vai Bad Horsie 5:50

61 Guns 'N' Roses Civil War 7:42

62 Psychic Ills Ra Wah Wah 9:12

63 Advertisment Vox Wah Wah Pedal (1967 Flexi Disc) 5:12

64 Chet Atkins Slinkey (Bonus Track) 2:04




  1. Hello Butterboy, thanks for this offer!! I also like your offer of Teenage Sampler.Is it possible to post the new Sampler from Cherry Red Rec Teenage Rampage ???

    1. Hi Tom.
      Eventually, I will post it. I have my selections for the month already secured.

    2. I actually have it slated for the W/E 9 April 2023.

  2. BB I was sure I had this but let's be safe. Thanks.

    1. Hi lemonflag.
      I am sure you did but as you say better safe than sorry.

  3. As usual a great set upped and all files came down soooo easily. Many thanks Butterboy

    1. Great to hear, peternut.
      Enjoy listening to these.

    2. Who is this guy pEternut guess I'll be known as a typo from now

    3. Sorry, puternut.
      I am glad you didn't say "Wah Wah".
      Everyone, the name is puternut. And dont forget it.

  4. Same at ya, g8rrick.

  5. Hello Butterboy, many thanks for your plan to change the "programm" for the 70s Teenage sampler.Greetings Tom

  6. It's the now sound - it's what's happening! A great compilation BB and thank you... only I can't play track 38, Walk Away, as it's a wma file and not mp3. I looked for a way to convert it but I couldn't find one. Thanks again in advance.

    1. Hi rinzoni.
      I dint know how I put the wma file in there as I have several versions of the song in Mp3.
      Here is a replacement link for track 38.
      I will replace the whole set later.

    2. Thanks. Can I still ask about Love & Marriage on the Woolies compilation?