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Fantastic songbook. Luckily no problems with my copy!
on 30 October 2007
I had no pages either missing or duplicated, which has happened to others --- see other reviews. This is probably the best value guitar songbook I have bought. Incredibly, you get two full CDs of John Hurt's original recordings selected to match the transcriptions. Stefan Grossman's transcriptions show what a true scholar he is of this blues form. He has a truly deep feeling for Hurt's music. Each tune is represented by first a basic melody version, which is great for players like me who like to pick just the melody, and then a full fingerstyle version, which is beyond me at the moment but which I will hopefully graduate to over time. If you like Hurt's music I don't think there is a better songbook available. I have other blues songbooks that include the odd Hurt song but none of those versions are a patch on Grossman's transcriptions. Highly recommended. I just hope that the binding issues are a thing of the past. Then again, the two CDs alone are worth the price here. One more thing, why aren't the other books in the series available? Only the Country Blues Anthology volume seems to be available. The sister books on Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and others, I cannot find anywhere.