This three CD anthology is a sheer pleasure to listen to, giving you just over three and a quarter hours of great blues music. You have here of course the big names that we all know, with some slightly lesser known names. According to the sleeve notes all the tracks on this compilation have been covered by other artists at one time or another, meaning that although you may not know all the songs here you will recognise quite a few, where you have heard newer versions.
Admittedly on this compilation you will see the same names appearing again and again, but that is because these tracks have become classics and are enjoyed by so many people. With great lyrics, powerful guitar and other instrumentation this is great to listen to.
Unless you are lucky to have an enormous blues collection chances are that although you will already have some of the tracks here, you won’t have them all, this also could be good as an introduction to someone coming to the blues for the first time.