Ruf: 25th Anniversary

Various Artists

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This title will be released on July 19, 2019
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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...

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Key Value
Catalogue number RUF1275
Barcode 0710347127529
Number of items 2
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 105g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 7mm x 123mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Texas Honey 02:28
2. Straitjacket 04:12
3. Backdoor Man 03:50
4. Chills & Fever 03:19
5. Low Down 04:41
6. Deep In My Soul 04:38
7. First Class Life 04:03
8. Hard Working Woman 02:54
9. Why Did You Hoodoo Me 05:13
10. Weeds 02:52
11. Get Mine 03:59
12. Boogie Depression 03:31
13. She’s Coming After You 03:30
14. Faker 04:11

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. If You Wanna Leave -
2. Bliss Avenue -
3. Moonlight Over The Mississippi -
4. Diamonds In The Dirt -
5. Here I Am -
6. The House Is Rocking -
7. Low Down And Dirty -
8. Country Boy Soul Medley -
9. Honky Tonk Woman -
10. Join Me On The Bluescaravan -
11. So Sad (The World’s In A Tangle) -
12. Living In The House Of Blues -