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Excellent introduction to modern blues...
on 12 September 2011
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.