Outstanding Look at Beatles Roots,
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This review is from: Beatles Beginnings 4 : The Cavern Club 1961-62 (Audio CD)
The "Beginnings" series strikes again with another spectacular collection of original recordings that in this case inspired or influenced The Beatles. This is the fourth of an extensive six-CD series on the influences on and the inspirations for The Beatles. As with others in the series (2 Rolling Stones collections and one each on The Who and The Kinks), the accompanying booklet has extremely thorough and welcome annotation. I applaud whomever performed the extensive research that resulted in these fascinating choices. I hope they're planning discs on The Yardbirds, The Animals and Jimi Hendrix as well.
Their other series, "How Britain Got the Blues", is every bit as good (if not better, as each of the four in the series is a 2-CD set). Bravo to History of RnB Records for these releases and the outstanding music scholarship that accompanies them.