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The Sound of '65/There's a Bond Between Us
The Sound of '65/There's a Bond Between Us
Price: £12.50

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Raw Sound!, 17 Aug 2007
This compilation of two studio albums by the Graham Bond Organisation is superb and sounds great even now which clearly indicates how ahead of their time they were and along with Alexis Korner and John Mayall, forerunners of the sixties British Blues movement. Graham Bond's raw vocals are an acquired taste but I feel sure by the end of the cd it will definately grow on you. More important is what a great group of musicians these were. I always thought Ginger Baker was one of the greatest ever drummers and these early recordings go a long way to support my claim. Also quite apparant is some great bass playing by Jack Bruce, however, it is unfair to single out individuals when the whole band were a group of exceptionally talented musicians.


Today
Today
Price: £8.57

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PURE BLUES, 13 Aug 2007
This review is from: Today (Audio CD)
I have the originals of Skip James and in my opinion his brilliant falsetto vocals and superb accoustic guitar playing have actually improved over the years although the sound quality on this cd is excellent. Big Bill Broonzy once said "you don't just sing the blues, you have to feel them" this is where I feel Skip James rates so highly with the likes of Robert Johnson and Tommy Johnson. You can hear the emotions in his voice. "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues", "Crow Jane" and "I'm So Glad" are just a few examples of pure blues, however, I can state quite categorically that there is not one bad track on this cd. It was an absolute travesty that Skip James did not benefit more from his brilliance!


Through Rose Coloured Glasse
Through Rose Coloured Glasse
Price: £11.71

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just okay!, 13 Aug 2007
I am am more than a little disappointed with this album. I bought it on the strength of the classics I knew well, like "Hey Joe" and "Morning Dew" and they still sound excellent. There are some good tracks on the cd, however, there are also quite a few mediocre tracks and I feel these tend to outweigh the good ones. Nevertheless it represents good value for money and there are alot of people who may well enjoy the whole cd. Unfortunately I am not one of them!


Supernatural
Supernatural

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Gem., 11 Aug 2007
This review is from: Supernatural (Audio CD)
Peter Green has always been one of my favourite guitarists and I could literally listen to his playing all day. This double cd is a real Gem! The first cd is basically his Fleetwood Mac classics and includes a superb instrumental version of "Man Of The World." The second cd consists of some classic Blues and his versions of Robert Johnson's originals are truly wonderful, better than Eric Clapton's versions in my opinion and include some fine accoustic and harp playing. His version of Freddie King's "Going Down" is also well above average.


From The Cradle
From The Cradle
Price: £4.47

5.0 out of 5 stars One His Best!, 9 Aug 2007
This review is from: From The Cradle (Audio CD)
I think this is one of Eric Clapton's best albums mainly because he has gone back to basics and is doing what he does best, play the blues. He has compiled a great selection of classic blues and his versions are excellent. Good vocals and some superb blues guitar.


Gold
Gold
Price: £8.50

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!, 31 July 2007
This review is from: Gold (Audio CD)
I am a huge Cream fan and this is a really superb 2cd set at an amazing price. The first cd comprises the best of Cream's music from their albums and cd 2 is live and worth the money alone. If you are a fan of Cream, Eric Clapton or just love Rock Music then buy this album!


The Land Where the Blues Began
The Land Where the Blues Began
by Alan Lomax
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.29

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not for the novice!, 22 July 2007
There is no doubt about it this is an excellent book for anyone with an interest and acquired knowledge of the blues, however, I would not recommend it for anyone who has no prior knowledge on the subject because this book would be hard work. For those who have just taken an interest and would like to learn more I would suggest reading Nigel Williamson's 'Rough Guide To The Blues' or Bill Wyman's 'Blues Odyssey' before attempting to read this book. Having said that for those already knowledgeable this book provides an excellent insight into the early development of the blues and the quest of Alan Lomax. It is also a good eye opener to the depth of early racial prejudice in the deep south.


Classic Sides
Classic Sides
Price: £18.49

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues History., 22 July 2007
This review is from: Classic Sides (Audio CD)
This box set is absolutely superb and is one of the most treasured possessions in my collection. I was amazed at the good sound quality of the majority of the tracks considering they are from the 1920's. Obviously on some of the earlier tracks there is some background noise which adds to the authenticity, however, you can still recognise what a truly brilliant blues singer and guitarist Blind Lemon Jefferson was and why he was such a huge influence on blues and folk artistes of later generations. This box set is an essential part of blues music history which any enthusiast should not be without.


Keith Richards: Satisfaction
Keith Richards: Satisfaction
by Christopher Sandford
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 22 July 2007
I thoroughly enjoyed this book it gives a great account of the life of Keith Richards and the man behind the music.


Respect - The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin
Respect - The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin
Price: £6.88

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For Soul Fans!, 21 July 2007
This is a truly brilliant album by the greatest female soul singer of all time. It includes virtually all her greatest hits and a superb version of "Son Of A Preacher Man" which exceeds the Dusty Springfield verson. Aretha Franklin had the gift of making every song she sang her own. Even Otis Redding's "Respect" is immediately associated with her.


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