Crucial Slide Guitar Blues

Various Artists/Anthologies

Crucial Slide Guitar Blues

12 stinging slide guitar cuts from JOHNNY WINTER, LUTHER ALLISON, SONNY LANDRETH, A.C. REED with BONNIE RAITT, HOUND DOG TAYLOR and more. A treasure trove of slide guitar classics for just $7.98!
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1. It’s My Life, Baby 4:11
2. Never Miss Your Water 4:19
3. She’s Fine 4:30
4. Give Me Back My Wig 4:45
5. I’m Gone 3:49
6. The Same Thing 5:22
7. Taylor’s Rock 3:57
8. When The Church Burned Down 5:32
9. She’s Gone 4:31
10. Jack O’Diamonds 2:38
11. The Sun Is Shining 5:32
12. Out Of Here 3:10

Sampler production by Bruce Iglauer and Bob DePugh
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec
Hound Dog photo by Jack Lardomita
Slide Photo by Peter Amft


1. Johnny Winter
Guitar Slinger ALCD 4735
Johnny's Alligator debut paired him with some of Chicago's greatest bluesmen, including members of Albert Collins' Icebreakers. Johnny really got back to his roots with this Grammy-nominated album.

2. Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Heads Up! ALCD 4886
Ultra-raw, raucous and wildly uninhibited, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials have sliced and diced bandstands around the world. Truly gritty Chicago blues, loads of fun, and 100% road-tested.

3. A.C. Reed
I'm In The Wrong Business! ALCD 4757
Bonnie joined her long-time friend, saxman A.C. Reed, for a duet on his only Alligator release.  They've known each other since the '60s, when A.C. played with Junior Wells and Buddy Guy.

4. Luther Allison
Hound Dog Taylor: A Tribute ALCD 4855
The late Chicago blues firebrand joined 14 other world class slide players to pay tribute to his old pal Hound Dog Taylor. An essential album for any slide fan, including tracks by Gov't Mule, Magic Slim, George Thorogood and more.

5. Elvin Bishop
The Skin I'm In ALCD 4859
A beloved good-time musician whose career spans 40 years, Elvin still plays fantastic guitar and brings a rollicking spirit to every song. He's cut five albums for Alligator, each combining great musicianship with his inimitable 'good old boy' personality.

6. Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin
My Blues & My Guitar ALCD 4835
Tutored by the master, Muddy Waters, with whom he played for a decade, Bob has become one of the most creative and versatile of traditional bluesmen. No one plays Muddy-style slide like Bob.

7. Sonny Landreth
Hound Dog Taylor: A Tribute ALCD 4855
The Louisiana slide virtuoso joined 14 other slide-meisters to honor the late Hound Dog Taylor. Sonny's remarkable technique was let loose here; he played four different guitar parts!

8. The Kinsey Report
Smoke And Steel ALCD 4860
The three blues brothers from Gary, Indiana perform contemporary, ultra-modern blues with the searing intensity of the steel mills of their hometown. Visionary blues combined with their deep family roots in the Delta.

9. Michael Hill's Blues Mob 
Have Mercy! ALCD 4845
A groundbreaking guitarist and songwriter from the South Bronx, Michael Hill fuses a post-Hendrix guitar sensibility with up-to-the-minute lyrics. Here he reaches back to pay tribute to one of the best-loved Chicago bluesmen, Hound Dog Taylor.

10. Corey Harris
Fish Ain't Bitin' ALCD 4850
Hailed as one of the new giants of the acoustic blues revival, Corey is equally skilled at reinterpreting blues classics and creating groundbreaking new cutting-edge songs. His three Alligator releases introduced a major new artist to the world.

11. Hound Dog Taylor
Genuine Houserocking Music ALCD 4727
The late six-fingered king of Chicago slide boogie was the very first Alligator artist. His ultra-cheap Japanese guitars, beat up amps, and three-piece (with no bass) band created the raunchiest blues in the Windy City.

12. Dave Hole
Ticket To Chicago ALCD 4847
The Australian slide guitar phenomenon has cut seven albums for Alligator, each featuring his amazing energy and wild slide technique. On Ticket To Chicago, Dave traveled to the Windy City to record with the best Chicago bluesmen.