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  • Audio CD (6 Aug. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B008PCDP98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,498 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Travelin' to CaliforniaAlbert King 3:01£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen28. Susie QDale Hawkins 2:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. I've Made Nights by MyselfAlbert King 2:36£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. My BabeLittle Walter 2:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen32. Happy HomeElmore James 2:45£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen34. I Feel Like Going HomeMuddy Waters 3:09£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Wine Wine WineJimmy Binkley 2:34£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen40. West Winds Are BlowingWalter 'Shakey' Horton 3:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Come to Me BabyHowlin' Wolf 2:23£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen42. The Things That I Used to DoGuitar Slim 3:01£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen48. Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)Robert Johnson 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen54. Fattenin' Frogs for SnakesSonny Boy Williamson 2:21£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen57. Rooting Ground HogBig Joe Williams 3:11£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Sweet Home ChicagoRobert Johnson 3:01£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen61. Six Three ORobert Nighthawk 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen63. Ain't That Loving You BabyJimmy Reed 2:15£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen65. Freedom Train BluesLil' Son Jackson 2:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen66. It's My Own FaultJohn Lee Hooker 3:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen67. Texas BluesBig Maceo 2:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen69. NightmareBig Mama Thornton 2:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen72. Later OnJimmy Mccracklin 2:35£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen73. Delta BluesBig Joe Williams 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen74. Jack Head BoogieLightnin' Hopkins 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen75. Three O' Clock BluesB. B. King 3:02£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen76. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie ManMuddy Waters 2:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen77. Farther up the RoadBobby Blue Band 2:59£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen78. She Winked Her EyeClarence 'Gatemouth' Brown 5:55£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen83. Forty FourHowlin' Wolf 2:49£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen84. My Daily WishRobert Lockwood Jr 2:42£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen85. Registration Day BluesSleepy John Estes 3:10£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen93. I Don't Hurt AnymoreLonnie Johnson 3:55£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen95. T 99 BluesJimmy Nelson 3:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen96. Sweet Little AngelTampa Red 2:58£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen97. Hobo BluesJohn Lee Hooker 2:50£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen98. Phonograph BluesRobert Johnson 2:35£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen99. Frankie and JohnnyMississippi John Hurt 3:27£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen100. Keep It to YourselfSonny Boy Williamson 2:50£0.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

5CD box set featuring the greatest Blues musicians, including Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and many, many more!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By hsa on 9 Sept. 2012
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Five Cds of 25 tracks each - 125 Blues songs in all, covering all the great artists from the late 1920s to the 1950s. Some other old compilation CDs contain a lot of filler material that you want to skip over, but not this one. All the tracks are listenable and all of them are redolent of simpler, harder times. Musically, generally very spare backing where the voice is the main ingredient.

Great and extensive sleeve notes on the history of the Blues by Deke Leonard, based on his recent book "The Twang Dynasty" The Twang Dynasty about the history of guitar playing.

This CD set would make a good accompaniment to the book, something to refer to as he discusses the various great influential blues guitarists featuered here.

Nicely packaged, my only niggle is the apparently random compilation order of the tracks. Yes it mixes up the artists and keeps it varied, but personally I'd have preferred it in either chronological or artist order.
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By mr geoff howkins on 26 Nov. 2013
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fantastic sound quality of top classic blues tunes a good variation of artists too and value for money cd too
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By PhillyB on 1 Feb. 2013
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Good songs with excellent sound quality. Many greats songs and the remastering was excellent and this is set is worth every dollar spent.
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I wanted a taste of old time blues and this turned out to be ideal. A few tunes I knew and many I am discovering as I make my way through the cd. Quality listening and very respectful price, for any true blues fan, this is a collection which you will listen to for years to come.
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By Stuart Jefferson - Published on
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This collection isn't really the "story" of the blues--only a part of it. Of the 125 tracks, only a handful are from the pre-war era--the 1920's/1930's--with the vast majority from the 1950's. Saying that, this is still a great collection of blues from a number of great performers.

The sound is very good overall, and for once there's a booklet included that has a nice essay on the history of the blues, beginning with field hollers, and continuing from that point into the post-war electrified blues. So this is a kind of story of the blues, but by no means the entire story. If examples of early blues songs/performers that are referred to in the booklet were included, this would be a truer story of the blues.

But if you purchased this set and the 3 CD "Definitive Delta Blues" set and/or the "Essential Mississippi Blues" collection, you'd have a pretty fair set of blues music. And at these prices how can you lose? Of the 125 tracks here, there's very little--if any--filler. Every song is worth hearing. Most of the tunes are by well known blues artists, with a few from lesser known performers. All in all, a nice set of blues--but it's not the entire history of the blues.
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