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on 10 October 2011
I love the blues and for me the great thing about various artist albums is the introduction to talented musicians whose names I've not previously come across. So it is with Electric Blues, where the material & production are marvellous too. And for 50 wonderful tracks by superb artists the VFM of this 2xCD box set can't be beaten!
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With fifty great tracks here and something like just over two hours and twenty minutes of play time this is a great double CD compilation. What I really like about this is that you have the usual suspects as it were, and some that are perhaps less known today, unless you are an avid Blues fan. As Michael Heatley writes in the sleeve notes, nowadays some of the songs on here are more famous than the actual person playing them here.

As I get older I keep finding myself listening to the Blues more and more and although I do already have quite a few tracks out of these fifty presented here, I haven’t got them all and not necessarily by the artiste playing them here. Of course there are many types of Blues but probably nowadays, most people instantly think of this particular sub-genre as it has become so popular. Bringing electric guitars and amps to the Blues was really a way so that it could be better heard at venues, but it then sort of grew from there, giving a certain distinct sound, especially when you have artistes such as T-Bone Walker, who came from playing predominantly Jazz before hitting the Blues scene.

This compilation would be great as an introduction to someone relatively new to the Blues, and especially the Electric Blues. In all this is great to listen to.
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on 19 December 2011
Fifty great tracks featuring well known and not so well known artistes. This double album complements acoustic and delta blues albums. The sounds are timeless greats.
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on 24 August 2016
a few "oh dear" moments, but these are pushed into the background by some outstanding work (a stonking version of "crossroads", and a great version of "home of the blues". not sure if it was my computer, but when i ripped the cd - it gave me a completely different album name, artiste, and track names - but the music was correct!! bizarre!!
and the cd was very noisy in the drive - which again, may be down to my machine !!
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VINE VOICEon 12 September 2015
Enticing title....This collection of to me little known tracks by some well known artists and many lesser known people just about ticks the box it comes under. For the money i would say here's loads of quantity but not a lot of real quality, having said that all of the artists on this CD can play the blues better than i can!. I would say this album is not a good introduction to Electric Blues but more for serious blues collectors who are probably more familiar with the artists featured.
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on 1 January 2012
Some great blues here , some big names some less well knowned artits that are great to discover...And at a reasonnable price.
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on 23 February 2013
A great collection of blues songs and instrumentals, great artistes and banging guitars, overall a superb CD. I have listened to it over and over again and still not tired.
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on 31 December 2013
This CD was a present for my husband. It arrived promptly and packaged well. He has enjoyed listening to it a great deal over the Christmas period. Thank you very much.
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on 6 June 2013
Good introduction to electric blues, but if you have other compilations you will probably be doubling up on a number of tracks. Good value for money.
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on 2 July 2013
This is a very good selection of post war electric blues - fantastic value

Very god range of well known artists with less obvious picks.
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