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The Story Of The Blues - 125 Blues Classics Box set

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  • Audio CD (6 Aug. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B008PCDP98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Boom Boom- John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker
  2. Travelin' to California- Albert King - Albert King
  3. Baby Please Don't Go- Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters
  4. Coffee Blues- Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins
  5. Strollin With Bones- T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Walker
  6. First Time I Met The Blues- Buddy Guy - Buddy Guy
  7. I'm Satisfied- Otis Rush - Otis Rush
  8. I'm A Man- Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
  9. I Can't Hold Out- Elmore James - Elmore James
  10. Two-Headed Woman- Junior Wells - Junior Wells
  11. Ninety Nine- Sonny Boy Williamson - Sonny Boy Williamson
  12. Are You Out There- Percy Mayfield - Percy Mayfield
  13. Riding In The Moonlight- Willie Nix - Willie Nix
  14. You Got Me Dizzy- Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed
  15. It's My Life- Bobby "Blue" Bland - Bobby 'Blue' Bland
  16. Just Got To Know- Jimmy McCracklin - Jimmy McCracklin
  17. Mannish Boy- Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters
  18. Reconsider Baby- Lowell Fulson - Lowell Fulson
  19. Little City Woman- Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy
  20. What Have I Done- Jimmy Rogers - Jimmy Rogers
  21. I'm Mad- Willie Mabon - Willie Mabon
  22. Moon Going Down- Charley Patton - Charley Patton
  23. Strange Angel- Bumble Bee Slim - Bumble Bee Slim
  24. Spoon's Blues- Jimmy Witherspoon - Jimmy Witherspoon
  25. Smoke Stack Lightning- Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf

Disc: 2

  1. Every Day I Have The Blues- B.B. King - B.B. King
  2. I'm A King Bee- Slim Harpo - Slim Harpo
  3. Susie Q- Dale Hawkins - Dale Hawkins
  4. I ve Made Nights By Myself- Albert King - Albert King
  5. My Babe- Little Walter - Little Walter
  6. 29 Ways- Willie Dixon - Willie Dixon
  7. Happy Home- Elmore James - Elmore James
  8. Let Me Love You Baby- Buddy Guy - Buddy Guy
  9. I Feel Like Going Home- Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters
  10. Wine Wine Wine- Jimmy Binkley - Jimmy Binkley
  11. Mean Old World- T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Walker
  12. When I've Been Drinkin'- Smokey Hogg - Smokey Hogg
  13. Can't Quit You Baby- Otis Rush - Otis Rush
  14. I Hear You Knocking- Smiley Lewis - Smiley Lewis
  15. West Winds Are Blowing- Walter Shakey Horton - Walter 'Shakey' Horton
  16. Come To Me Baby- Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
  17. The Things That I Used To Do- Guitar Slim - Guitar Slim
  18. Joliet Blues- Johnny Shines - Johnny Shines
  19. Free And Easy Mind- Jimmy Nelson - Jimmy Nelson
  20. So Nice And Kind- St. Louis Jimmy - St Louis Jimmy
  21. Sun Brimmer's Blues- Memphis Jug Band - The Memphis Jug Band
  22. Take A Little Chance- Jimmy Deberry - Jimmy DeBerry
  23. Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)- Robert Johnson - Robert Johnson
  24. If You Love Me- Little Milton - Little Milton
  25. Dimples- John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker

Disc: 3

  1. Dust My Broom- Elmore James - Elmore James
  2. Memphis Slim USA- Memphis Slim - Memphis Slim
  3. Rollin' Stone- Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters
  4. Fattenin' Frogs For Snakes- Sonny Boy Williamson - Sonny Boy Williamson
  5. Death Letter Blues- Son House - Son House
  6. Evil- Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
  7. Rooting Ground Hog- Big Joe Williams - Big Joe Williams
  8. Sweet Home Chicago- Robert Johnson - Robert Johnson
  9. Ten Years Ago- Buddy Guy - Buddy Guy
  10. You Know My Love- Otis Rush - Otis Rush
  11. Six Three O- Robert Nighthawk - Robert Nighthawk
  12. You're Gonna Cry- Billy Love - Billy Love
  13. Ain't That Loving You Baby- Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed
  14. Trouble, Trouble- Lowell Fulson - Lowell Fulson
  15. Freedom Train Blues- Lil' Son Jackson - Lil'Son Jackson
  16. It's My Own Fault- John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker
  17. Texas Blues- Big Maceo - Big Maceo
  18. Then The Lights Go Out- Jimmy Witherspoon - Jimmy Witherspoon
  19. Nightmare- Big Mama Thornton - Big Mama Thornton
  20. Shake A Leg- Smokey Hogg - Smokey Hogg
  21. Down The Dirt Road Blues- Charley Patton - Charley Patton
  22. Later On- Jimmy McCracklin - Jimmy McCracklin
  23. Delta Blues- Big Joe Williams - Big Joe Williams
  24. Jack Head Boogie- Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins
  25. Three O' Clock Blues- B.B. King - B.B. King

Disc: 4

  1. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man- Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters
  2. Farther Up The Road- Bobby "Blue" Bland - Bobby 'Blue' Bland
  3. She Winked Her Eye- Clarence 'Gatermouth' Brown - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
  4. Wanderin' Heart- T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Walker
  5. Rainin' In My Heart- Peppermint Harris - Peppermint Harris
  6. Barbecue Blues- Barbecue Bob - Barbecue Bob
  7. One Kiss- Jimmy Rogers - Jimmy Rogers
  8. Forty Four- Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf
  9. My Daily Wish- Robert Lockwood, Jr. - Robert Lockwood Jr.
  10. Registration Day Blues- Sleepy John Estes - Sleepy John Estes
  11. So Many Roads, So Many Trains- Otis Rush - Otis Rush
  12. Devil Got My Woman- Skip James - Skip James
  13. Sinful Woman- Elmore James - Elmore James
  14. Return Mail Blues- Robert Nighthawk - Robert Nighthawk
  15. Bad Luck Soul- B.B. King - B.B. King
  16. Juke- Little Walter - Little Walter
  17. Motherless Children- Blind Willie Johnson - Blind Willie Johnson
  18. I Don't Hurt Anymore- Lonnie Johnson - Lonnie Johnson
  19. Black Cat Bone- Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins
  20. T 99 Blues- Jimmy Nelson - Jimmy Nelson
  21. Sweet Little Angel- Tampa Red - Tampa Red
  22. Hobo Blues- John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker
  23. Phonograph Blues- Robert Johnson - Robert Johnson
  24. Frankie And Johnny- Mississippi John Hurt - Mississippi John Hurt
  25. Keep It To Yourself- Sonny Boy Williamson - Sonny Boy Williamson

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5CD box set featuring the greatest Blues musicians, including Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and many, many more!

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Five Cds of 25 tracks each - 125 Blues songs in all, covering all the great artists from the late 1920s to the 1950s. Some other old compilation CDs contain a lot of filler material that you want to skip over, but not this one. All the tracks are listenable and all of them are redolent of simpler, harder times. Musically, generally very spare backing where the voice is the main ingredient.

Great and extensive sleeve notes on the history of the Blues by Deke Leonard, based on his recent book "The Twang Dynasty" The Twang Dynasty about the history of guitar playing.

This CD set would make a good accompaniment to the book, something to refer to as he discusses the various great influential blues guitarists featuered here.

Nicely packaged, my only niggle is the apparently random compilation order of the tracks. Yes it mixes up the artists and keeps it varied, but personally I'd have preferred it in either chronological or artist order.
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I wanted a taste of old time blues and this turned out to be ideal. A few tunes I knew and many I am discovering as I make my way through the cd. Quality listening and very respectful price, for any true blues fan, this is a collection which you will listen to for years to come.
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Good songs with excellent sound quality. Many greats songs and the remastering was excellent and this is set is worth every dollar spent.
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fantastic sound quality of top classic blues tunes a good variation of artists too and value for money cd too
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Wonderfull collection!
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