All Time Greatest Blues Songs [3 CD]
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Any blues compilation worth its salt has got to have Robert Johnson check. Six Johnson cuts turn up, including a few that don't normally make the final list for many comps, like Stop Breakin Down. The most hallowed of blues singles are here, like Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man and John Lee Hooker s Boom Boom. Conversely, there are some relatively obscure tracks by compilation inclusion standards, but no less important to blues history, like Memphis Slim's Messin Around and Bessie Smith's Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out.
Packaging is at a minimum, with no liner notes to speak of, but all songs are clearly listed in sequence on the back cover of the jewel case. Tracking is done fairly well, with the artists who have multiple cuts spaced throughout all three discs like putting your CD player on shuffle and settling down for a good listen.
An essential education for blues novices for sure, but completists may also want to pick this one up for the sake of having so much great stuff on hand in one collection. A desert island pick for the serious blues lover, this package hits all the right notes.
Mark Uricheck --Living Blues Magazine #222 December/January 2012
Top Customer Reviews
Ok these aren't the ALL TIME GREATEST BLUES SONGS, but they're certainly up there.
Just look at the listed artists. If you like the Blues, you won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good blues cd with some fine old standards. My only complaint is who ever put the set list together included a couple songs by Canned Heat. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Billy K
Good starter CD for those of your just getting into the blues. Buy this album and you will be hooked.Published 1 month ago by Allan J. Lueb
Really great music with many varied reknown artists. One problem is that the item came with a busted up case, but I needed it right away, so just put a rubber band around it! Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. klauer
Great collection of the “Delta & Chicago” era of Blues. All of the 40s-50s era Blue’s artist. Numerous Robert Johnson... very clear fidelity.Published 6 months ago by Tom