Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Cry Baby Wah Wah Pedal

The Cry Baby wah wah pedal is a device that is designed to provide a tone-shifting effect to an electric guitar signal. The device turns 45 this year, so in honour of this awesome device's birthday, there is a film that has just been released about the Cry Baby's history, which you can watch below.

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World from Dunlop Manufacturing on Vimeo.




Also too, here you can check out the 45-song soundtrack of classic wah-wah recordings. Everything from Chicago blues, heavy metal, funk, soul, pop, folk ballads, you name it, have benefited from the use of the Cry Baby.

Here's the list:

1. Wah Wah Blues - Earl Hooker
2. Up On Cripple Creek - The Band
3. Tell me Something Good - Rufus (with Chaka Khan)
4. Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream
5. Bulls On Parade - Rage Against The Machine
6. Man In The Box - Alice In Chains
7. Theme From "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
8. Cloud Nine - The Temptations
9. Up From The Skies - Jimi Hendrix
10. Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers - Primus
11. Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
12. I'm The Slime - Frank Zappa
13. If - Bread
14. Enter Sandman - Metallica
15. Great King Rat - Queen
16. Crimson And Clover - Tommy James and the Shondells
17. Magic - Pilot
18. Funky Dollar Bill - Funkadelic
19. Alive - Pearl Jam
20. Stir It Up - Bob Marley & The Wailers
21. I Ain't Superstitious - Jeff Beck Group (featuring Rod Stewart)
22. Peace Frog - The Doors
23. Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
24. Say What? - Stevie Ray Vaughn
25. 1969 - The Stooges
26. Unbelieveable - EMF
27. Seagull - Ride
28. Long Tall Sally - Cactus
29. Look At Yourself - Uriah Heep
30. We Used To Know - Jethro Tull
31. Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
32. Stay - Pink Floyd
33. The Soapmakers - Clutch
34. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
35. Love's Theme - Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra
36. Pictures of Matchstick Men - Status Quo
37. The Audience Is Listening - Steve Vai
38. Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
39. Monster Skank - Infectious Grooves
40. 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
41. A New Way - Toe Fat
42. Paranoid - Grand Funk Railroad
43. What I Am - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
44. Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath
45. Yankee Rose - David Lee Roth

Unfortunately, these are all international artists and there's not much (at all) in the way of Australian artists. Can anyone suggest any local notable wah wah performances?

Cheers

2 comments:

  1. What model of wah wah pedal did Earl Hooker use?

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  2. That is a very good question and I can't answer that one off the top of my head! I'll have to research it.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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