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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 great-value 121-track 5-CD 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 Top 10 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 features performances with Black Bob, Sonny Boy Williamson, Joe Williams, Big Maceo Merriweather, Blind John Davis, Ransom Knowling, Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson II and others. 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.
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 great-value 121-track 5-CD 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 Top 10 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 features performances with Black Bob, Sonny Boy Williamson, Joe Williams, Big Maceo Merriweather, Blind John Davis, Ransom Knowling, Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson II and others. 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.
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 06/03/2022
UPC: 824046751722

Guitar Wizard: The Tampa Red Collection 1929-53
Artist: Tampa Red
Format: CD
New: Available $24.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Selling That Stuff
2. It's Tight Like That
3. Train Time Blues
4. Good Gordon Gin
5. How Long, How Long Blues
6. Uncle Bud
7. Mess Katie Mess
8. Voice Of The Blues
9. What You Gonna Do
10. Strange Woman Blues
11. I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone
12. You Better Tighten Up On It
13. Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here
14. Corinne Corinna
15. That Stuff You Sell
16. Worried Man Blues
17. But They Got It Fixed Right On
18. You Rascal You No. 1
19. She Can Love So Good
20. Bumble Bee Blues
21. Black Hearted Blues
22. Things 'Bout Coming My Way
23. Georgia Hound Blues
24. Down In The Spirit Blues
25. Please Mister Blues
26. Don't Leave Me Here
27. No Matter How She Done It
28. You Can't Get That Stuff No More
29. Sugar Mama Blues #1
30. Black Angel
31. You've Got To Do Better
32. I'll Kill Your Soul (And Dare Your Spirit To Move)
33. Mean Mistreater Blues
34. Somebody's Been Using That Thing
35. You Don't Want Me Blues
36. I Still Got California On My Mind
37. Witching Hour Blues
38. I'll Get A Break Someday
39. Happy Jack
40. Singing And Crying Blues
41. If It Ain't That Gal Of Mine
42. (Play Your Hand) Keep On Dealing
43. Dark And Stormy Night
44. Waiting Blues
45. Let's Get Drunk And Truck
46. I Wonder What's The Matter
47. All Night Long
48. That's The Way I Do
49. You Stole My Heart
50. Your One And Only
51. If It Wasn't For You
52. Cheatin' On Me
53. I See You Can't Take It
54. It's Hard To Believe It's True
55. Harlem Swing
56. I'm Gonna Get High
57. Wrong Idea
58. Seminole Blues
59. Delta Woman Blues
60. That May Get It Now
61. We Gonna Get High Together
62. A Lie In My Heart
63. That Don't Matter Now
64. Why Should I Care
65. Sweetest Gal In Town
66. When I Had A Good Woman (You Keep On Doggin' Me)
67. Crazy With The Blues
68. My Baby Said Yes
69. Checking Up On You
70. Mr Rhythm Man
71. Forgive Me, Please
72. She's Got The Best In Town
73. You Say It's Love
74. Poor Old Gal Blues
75. Nobody Knows How Bad I Feel
76. Booze Head Woman
77. Sweet Mellow Woman Blues
78. Ready For Rhythm
79. I Got A Big Surprise For You
80. I'm Betting On You
81. Nobody's Sweetheart Now
82. You Say We're Through
83. What Am I Going To Do
84. It Hurts Me Too
85. Don't You Lie To Me
86. She Loves Just Right
87. Forget About Me
88. No Baby No
89. It's A Lowdown Shame
90. So Far So Good
91. Don't Jive It Mama
92. Let Me Play With Your Poodle
93. You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
94. The Woman I Love
95. Detroit Blues
96. Better Let My Gal Alone
97. Crying Won't Help You
98. I'll Be Up Again Some Day
99. Please Be Careful
100. Corrine Blues
101. Let's Try It Again
102. You Better Woo Your Baby
103. I Know My Baby Loves Me
104. Poor Stranger Blues
105. When Things Go Wrong With You
106. It's A Brand New Boogie
107. I'll Find My Way
108. It's Too Late Now
109. 1950 Blues
110. It's Good Like That
111. Sweet Little Angel
112. Midnight Boogie
113. Early In The Morning ('Bout The Break Of Day)
114. Pretty Baby Blues
115. Boogie Woogie Woman
116. She's A Cool Operator
117. Look-A There, Look-A There
118. All Mixed Up Over You
119. I'll Never Let You Go
120. So Crazy About You Baby
121. If She Don't Come Back

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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 great-value 121-track 5-CD 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 Top 10 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 features performances with Black Bob, Sonny Boy Williamson, Joe Williams, Big Maceo Merriweather, Blind John Davis, Ransom Knowling, Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson II and others. 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.
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