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Old Grey Whistle Test Blues

12 Sep 2011

4.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
I'll Play The Blues For You Albert King
6:38
2
Hands Off Rory Gallagher
4:27
3
La Grange ZZ Top
3:52
4
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters
5:23
5
Bad Luck City R.L. Burnside
6:54
6
Deja Voodoo Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
6:08
7
The Things (That) I Used To Do Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
4:52
8
The Sky Is Crying Elmore James
2:48
9
My Heart Beat Like A Hammer Fleetwood Mac
2:57
10
You Ain't No Good Chicken Shack
3:36
11
Love Me Like A Man Bonnie Raitt
3:12
12
The Bluest Blues Alvin Lee
6:59
13
Precious Gift Robin Trower
4:03
14
Sweet Dreams Roy Buchanan
3:31
15
Lafayette Railroad Little Feat
3:36
16
Statesboro Blues The Allman Brothers Band
4:06
17
Born In Chicago The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
3:07
18
Going Down Freddie King
3:22


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 Sep 2011
  • Release Date: 12 Sep 2011
  • Label: WM UK
  • Copyright: 2011 THIS COMPILATION (C) BBC WORLDWIDE 2011, UNDER EXCLUSIVE LICENCE FROMBBC WORLDWIDE TO WARNER MUSIC UK
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  • Total Length: 1:19:31
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  • ASIN: B005KGGK9O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,197 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to modern blues... 12 Sep 2011
By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent blues sampler, which features not only blues legends like Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Albert and Freddy King but also the white acts that they influenced such as (the original) Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, Rory Gallagher, Paul Butterfield, ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughn. As well as these major artists there are also some slightly less well-known but still interesting acts such as R. L. Burnside, Robin Trower, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Roy Buchanan. The collection "mostly features artists that appeared on the show but also includes artists who for whatever reason didn't or couldn't appear on the show" - a slightly confusing statement but I definitely remember the wonderful performances by at least Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Roy Buchanan and Freddie King. Nonetheless this is an interesting and varied collection put together by 'Whispering Bob' which is a great introduction to modern blues.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OGWT Blues 28 Oct 2011
By Chris H
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Bought this album along with others from the Old Grey Whistle Test series and wasn't disappointed. It has a mix of original recordings and some performances from the show and gives a wide spread of the genre, with tracks I knew well, owned elsewhere but stuff that was new to me and adds to my collection. As usual good sleeve notes for the product in an overall good series of albums.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Sampler For The Car 4 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit I like all the tracks on this cd, but to claim it's OGWT is a over the top a bit, as several tracks are from elsewhere. However, it fits nicely in the glove compartment and is a good listen on those long motorway journeys. Buy it for what it is rather than what it purports to be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent variety. 15 Jun 2013
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Having always regarded Whistle test as live a bit disappointed with recorded content.
Good choice of tracks though. Would have still purchased had I known.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic choice of music 9 Jun 2013
By Diane
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Love this Cd with wide choice of blues music. I bought it for a friend but ended up getting my own copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ALBUM 12 Mar 2014
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GREAT PRODUCT ARRIVED PROMPT AND HAS SOME GREAT TRACKS FROM THE PAST PROGRAMMES OF THE TEST, CURRENTLY ON IN MY CAR FOR A FULL WEEK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD INTRO TO BLUES 19 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD
There is nothing not to like about this compilation. Go get it at this cheap price then sit down on your own in a peaceful environment turn up the volume and enjoy. You will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars blues cd 12 Nov 2013
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Sometimes you need a blues CD for the car. Instant gratification, its got all the good ones on it so you don't have to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Grey Whistle test Blues
If you like the Blues then you will love this this album. Plenty of BIG names and some smaller ones. Great guitar and vocals. always playing in the car or at home.
Published 5 months ago by andie chessun
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable collection
Pleased to find a collection of different 'Blues' tracks rather than usual compilation offerings, one or two of which I have not heard before. Read more
Published 6 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album!
I featured this at first opp on my show...good compilation of more modern blues to augment old Delta, blues shouters, etc. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. J. H. Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars OGWT Blues
Enjoyed this on a long car journey.They don't make them like this any more. Great back then, great today. Good quality reproduction.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. M. Lord
5.0 out of 5 stars OGWT Blues
This has got to be the very best of this collection - not a duff track anywhere to be heard - Great stuff!
Published 9 months ago by Yrret M Knott
4.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the Blues
Great to listen to these tracks again, with many old favourites from Muddy Waters to Robin Trower, however my prize for best track goes to Sweet Dreams by Roy Buchanan which always... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Barry MacDonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blues compilation.
Great compilation of blues greats including the less obvious tracks, really enjoyable and unlike most blues CDs is less predictable, enjoy!
Published 9 months ago by Weter Poods
4.0 out of 5 stars Blast fron the Past
Quite a lot of 'golden oldie blues/rock' on here. Something to suit most ahe hroups into this style of music *I'm 64). Great variety of artists.
Published 10 months ago by OLLY
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