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Essential Blues Anthology [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B001C3ANDS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,385 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. I Put A Spell On YouScreamin' Jay Hawkins 2:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Just Make Love To MeMuddy Waters 2:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dust My BroomElmore James 3:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Every Day I Have The BluesB. B. King 2:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. C.C. RiderChuck Willis 2:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I'm A ManBo Diddley 3:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Hear You KnockingSmiley Lewis 2:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Queen BeeJohn Lee Hooker 2:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Smoke Stack LightningHowlin' Wolf 3:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ain't That Loving You BabyJimmy Reed 2:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Can't Quit You BabyOtis Rush 3:060.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. WhoLittle Walter & His Jukes 2:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Keep It To YourselfSonny Boy Williamson 2:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. When I've Been Drinkin'Smokey Hogg 2:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. It's My LifeBobby Bland 2:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Things That I Used To DoGuitar Slim 3:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Wanderin' HeartT-Bone Walker 2:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Thrill Me BabyLil' Son Jackson 2:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Memphis Slim U.S.A.Memphis Slim 2:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Mama Talk To Your DaughterJ.B. Lenoir 2:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Waters 2:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Walking The BluesWillie Dixon 3:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Walking By MyselfJimmy Rogers 2:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Blues Blasters BoogieJimmy Mccracklin 2:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Two-Headed WomanJunior Wells 2:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. DimplesJohn Lee Hooker 2:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. I'm A King BeeSlim Harpo 3:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Got My Mojo Workin'Muddy Waters 2:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Farther Up The RoadBobby Bland 2:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. You Got Me DizzyJimmy Reed 2:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Ain't Got No HomeCrarence 'Frogman' Henry 2:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Are You Out There?Percy Mayfield 2:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. That Man Is WalkingLarry Liggett 2:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Evil Is Goin' OnHowlin' Wolf 2:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Susie QDale Hawkins 2:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Trouble, TroubleLowell Fulson 2:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Forty Cups Of CoffeeDanny Overbea 3:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Free And Easy MindJimmy Nelson 2:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Cool Off BabyBilly 'Curley' Barrix 2:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Boom Boom (Out Goes The Lights)Little Walter 2:510.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. See You Later AlligatorBobby Charles 2:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Wine Wine WineJimmy Binkley 2:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Be Careful What You DoJohn Brim 2:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen44. 24 HoursEddie Boyd 3:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Don't Touch My HeadJ.B. Lenoir 2:170.69  Buy MP3 
Listen46. I'm MadWillie Mabon 2:380.69  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Don't Start Me TalkingSonny Boy Williamson 2:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Rock MeMuddy Waters 3:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen49. When The Lights Go OutJimmy Witherspoon 2:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Bo DiddleyBo Diddley 2:460.69  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

50 tracks by legendary blues artists including: Muddy Waters, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have 21 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
The Blues have influenced all modern popular music in the US, what with the influence of jazz and rock and roll etc. Is there anyone who doesn't like the Blues? With some of the greatest Blues singers of all time and some tracks sung by the original singers there is more than enough for anyone here. At the price and the number of tracks here you just can't go wrong - this is definitely one cd that you have to have in your collection.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Blues to Choose 2 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
This anthology repeats a number of tracks ( about a dozen) that you'll find everywhere, but also has some rarer artists and songs that make it worth the ridiculously cheap price. A good ones for blues fans new and not-so-new!
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67 of 73 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This is a great compilation of some of the best 50's post-Depression blues records, so there ain't any of the very early blues records included here, and no Robert Johnson, despite of beeing named on the cover. The liner notes from Michael Heatley are brief but informative.
There is one serious issue to this compilation however. I noticed some of the typical MP3 artefacts on one of the first tracks of CD 2 and according to a quick analysis of the waveforms at least some of the tracks from the second disc are sourced from MP3s. So be aware of that.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars faulty tracks 28 July 2009
Format:Audio CD
very good blues compilation for the money, but I was disappointed to find out that tracks 16 and 17 on the first disc were badly distorted,I checked on a friends CD player but it did not improve.Nevertheless I still enjoyed listening to this product. W.F.WILLIAMS."blueslider" Cheshire,England.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars some great tunes 4 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
Wanted a taste of old time blues and this turned out to be ideal. A few tunes I knew and many I am learning day by day. Having read Ronnie Woods autobiography I can see how much of the early Stones stuff was influenced by many blues players. Good foot tapping stuff, recomend to anyone wanting some ol' blues at good price.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star value 28 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is indeed essential listening at phenomenal value. Great to hear the original versions of tracks that have become well known by other artists, check out 'I Put a Spell on You' by Screamin' Jay Hawkins.....mind blowing! The sound quality is remarkably good too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars various blues masters 2 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
quality & value very good-covering some of the best & greatest blues names of all time.
The title says it all-excellent for anyone who wants to start listening to & understanding
blues music.Regarsd,KH.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues Belter 20 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album for less than the price of a pint of beer, and I now feel ashamed for getting it so cheap. It is simply one of the best blues collections around, with hardly a weak track among the many featured. These are the best of the best artists and some great songs. It's a treasure trove that you can dig amongst for years to come.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compilation
Great collection of early Rhythm and Blues, many of which I have not heard before, cannot stop playing the album, excellent.
Published 5 months ago by michael coxall
3.0 out of 5 stars We loved all of the tracks but the CD jumps
Hi - this was a present for my step dad who loves all of the tracks.

Unfortunately, two of the tracks jump so the CD is not so easy to listen to.
Published 6 months ago by caroline challice
5.0 out of 5 stars Every track you need
This has everything you could possibly need as a mixed selection of Blues tunes and gives a flavour if so many artists that will help in choosing favourites to follow.
Published 6 months ago by Reidy
4.0 out of 5 stars Blues Anthology
Some really good basic 12 bar blues here...some you can sing along to and add your own words!!!
Probably not exciting if you're a serious blues fan, but if you just wanted a... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Chanda
5.0 out of 5 stars CD
This CD covers a great cross section of the Blues played by many well known artists. Very good value for money
Published 8 months ago by Peter J Pratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I'd been looking for a comprehensive blues CD and this is just perfect. Very pleased with purchase. Would recommend to friends
Published 9 months ago by Joy
5.0 out of 5 stars For Blues lovers everywhere.
It does exactly what it says on the cover, 50 essential blues songs for all blues lovers out there. Good purchase and good listening.
Published 10 months ago by Lawrence
4.0 out of 5 stars Blues music
Love it! Fantastic. Excellent compilation of various blues singers/music. Lots of good old time favourites. For the blues lovers anywhere.
Published 11 months ago by debbie valentine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Harmonica playing***
You can't beat the simple songs from the early days of Blues, no electronic stuff here, and guitar and harmonica playing is fab.
Published 12 months ago by Mo from Nottingham
5.0 out of 5 stars blues,blues, blues.
as you may tell, i 'm a blues lover. i think the compiler has done a good job
on this c.d. on would recommend this collection
to any upcoming blues men and women. Read more
Published 12 months ago by ted
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