25 Years Anniversary


25 Years Anniversary

Product no.: RUF 1275
12.00


 

RUF RECORDS - 25 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

 

Pop the champagne: Ruf Records is 25. A lot has changed in rock ‘n’ roll since 1994. We’ve seen a thousand bands rise and fall. We’ve watched a hundred rock scenes blow up and burn out. All the while, Ruf has steadily evolved, from its roots as one man’s vision, to the most respected blues/rock label around, with a roll-call of talent to top any independent on the planet. And if that sounds like a bold statement, you’re holding the proof in your hands…  

Of course, Thomas Ruf didn’t expect any of those accolades back in 1994. Back then, Ruf’s charismatic founder and leader created the label simply to give the legendary Chicago bandleader Luther Allison a platform to release some of the best albums of his career. Tragically, Luther himself was lost to cancer in 1997, but Ruf Records never missed a beat, continuing to develop some of the brightest talent in America, Britain, Europe and beyond, while always retaining its fearsomely independent spirit.

Walter Trout, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Mike Zito, Jeff Healey, Savoy Brown, Dana Fuchs, Bernard Allison, Samantha Fish and many more. To anyone with even a passing interest in quality blues, the Ruf roster since 1994 reads like a hall of fame, taking in legends, supergroups and bright young talents. As such, when it came to compiling this special 25th anniversary release, the songs selected by Thomas across these CD and DVD Sampler are all killer, no filler.

So here it is. Twenty-six classic tracks by Ruf artists on CD and DVD celebrating the brightest and best records of the label since 1994.

Twenty-five years. It’s been quite a ride, with one hell of a soundtrack. So here’s to the story so far – and the next twenty-five years...

 

TRACKLIST

CD

DVD

01

Texas Honey

Ally Venable

00:02:28

01

If You Wanna Leave

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado

02

Straitjacket

Jeremiah Johnson

00:04:12

02

Bliss Avenue

Dana Fuchs

03

Backdoor Man

Bernard Allison

00:03:50

03

Moonlight Over The Mississippi

Royal Southern Brotherhood

04

Chills & Fever

Samantha Fish

00:03:19

04

Diamonds In The Dirt

Joanne Shaw Taylor

05

Low Down

The BB King Blues Band

00:04:41

05

Here I Am

Oli Brown

06

Deep In My Soul

Big Daddy Wilson

00:04:38

06

The House Is Rocking

Katarina Pejak, Ina Forsman, Ally Venable

07

First Class Life

Mike Zito

00:04:03

07

Low Down And Dirty

Mike Zito, Vanja Sky, Bernard Allison

08

Hard Working Woman

Vanja Sky

00:02:54

08

Country Boy Soul Medley

Big Daddy Wilson, Vanessa Collier, Si Cranstoun

09

Why Did You Hoodoo Me

Savoy Brown

00:05:13

09

Honky Tonk Woman

Ina Forsman, Layla Zoe, Tasha Taylor

10

Weeds

Michael Lee

00:02:52

10

Join Me On The BluesCaravan

Laurence Jones, Christina Skjolberg, Albert Castiglia

11

Get Mine

Ina Forsman

00:03:59

11

So Sad (The World’s In A Tangle)

Canned Heat

12

Boogie Depression

Victor Wainwright

00:03:31

12

Living In The House Of Blues

Luther Allison

13

She’s Coming After You

Katarina Pejak

00:03:30

 

 

 

14

Faker

The Ragtime Rumours

00:04:11

 

 

 

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