Blues Rock is divided into two major camps: Rockin’ Blues and Heavy Blues Rock; it should be noted that as the Heavy Blues Rock term appeared relatively recently, the Akella Presents Blues Rock albums were designated without adding the word Heavy.
Rockin’ Blues, this trend appeared in the course of the Modern Electric Blues evolution, when a certain number of musicians specializing in electrical rock irresistibly decided to rough the sound, add the drive of Boogie and Pub Rock, and accompany all this mixture with brutal vocals! The peak of interest in Rockin’ Blues burst in the 90s, when there appeared in Russia the Good Whiskey Blues (limited edition) series! And that is the Music! And that is the drive! And that is the thrill! These performers’ albums series were methodically and stubbornly hunted for; however, the albums were recorded, as a rule, at the small independent companies; and it was practically impossible to find these albums, although something was leaking (not without the help of my friends)… Many performers of this genre maneuver within the borders of Electrical and Heavy music, that is why, when going to Akella, you may find them here or there, nicely decorating the overall picture of Blues music presented in the albums of this project!
Icon Figures in the Rockin’ Blues genre include John Campbell, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Dave Hole, Tinsley Ellis, Alvin Lee, The Hoax, Smokehouse, Kim Simmonds, Scott Ellison, Omar & The Howlers, Vargas Blues Band, Jim Suhler, James Solberg, Buddy Flett, Thorbjorn Risager, Bill Wharton, Bit Daddys, George Thorogood, Buddaheads, Big Mike Griffin, Pat Ramsey, Terry Davidson, Too Slim & Taildraggers, Scott Keeton, Johnny Winter, Snowy White, Dr. Feelgood, The Pirates, and others. The latter two appear to be the most prominent representatives of Pub Rock.
Akella Presents – Rockin’ Blues: volumes ## 04, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28, 35, 39, 44, 47, 53, 55, 74, 80, 81, 98, 99, 105, 122, 132, 140, 144, 145, 150! … The front covers present Wolves with muzzles that are not at all blessed and do not bode well for anything like: “Now I’m warning you, and then I will attack”.
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