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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bargain at twice this price!
Three CDs for just over a fiver - this is a real bargain and a great sampler of 50s and eary 60s classic Chicago blues, mainly from Chess records. All the greats are here Muddy, Wolf, SBW, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, plus you also get some excellent supporting players - Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Boyd, Junior Wells, Lowell Fulson, Willie Mabon, Magic Sam,...
Published on 5 Oct 2012 by G. E. Harrison

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It is OK... sound quality not great, could have been remastered
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bargain at twice this price!, 5 Oct 2012
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G. E. Harrison (Cheltenham, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Chicago Blues: The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection (Audio CD)
Three CDs for just over a fiver - this is a real bargain and a great sampler of 50s and eary 60s classic Chicago blues, mainly from Chess records. All the greats are here Muddy, Wolf, SBW, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, plus you also get some excellent supporting players - Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Boyd, Junior Wells, Lowell Fulson, Willie Mabon, Magic Sam, Walter Horton, James Cotton and Billy Boy Arnold. There are real classics like Wolf's "Red rooster" and Jimmy Reed's "Bright lights big city" and also more obscure tracks like "You don't treat me right" by Guitar Shorty and John Brim's "Be careful what you do".

This would be bargain at twice this price!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blues-tastic mate!, 17 Feb 2014
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If you like Blues music, it is unlikely that you will get better value for money than this 3 CD set. Very light on 'filler' tracks, lots of great classics - you won't be disappointed!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great value, 31 Jan 2014
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Great value and such a wide range of artists covering a wide range of the history of Chicago blues. Great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars exellent music, 28 Jan 2014
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as a blues lover I found this a worthwhile addition to my collection, certainly worth it's cost a lot of tracks I didn't know
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4.0 out of 5 stars very very good authentic blast of quality blues to fill your head with pleasure and take you away from day to day blues, 25 Dec 2013
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very very good authentic blast of quality blues to fill your head with pleasure and take you away from day to day blues
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good collection of blues standards, 31 Dec 2012
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Am just getting into blues and found this one had a lot of blues standards with not too many fillers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars sound quality not great, could have been, 14 Nov 2014
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It is OK... sound quality not great, could have been remastered
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could be a lot better, 6 Jan 2013
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This CD set seems unduly stripped down.

There is no descriptive booklet, and no track durations !

The title I found misleading: Discs 1 and 2 tracks, all played by Andres Segovia, are straight classical, it seems, and Disc 3 tracks, all played by Ramon Montoya, apparently mostly not classical.

I like (atmospheric) Spanish guitar music, but was disappointed with the coverage of this CD set, that is presented as being essential (listening, presumably).

So (speaking as a definite amateur), I would say ... beware !
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still GREAT, 25 Feb 2014
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The blues musical notes and words are to me some good inspiration to take my guitar again after so many years and be happy !
This CD is full of talent, very creative guitar arrangements.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 July 2014
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great!
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