Today's Blues Playlist

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  1. KrisM

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    I can give a run down on them as I listen.
    The Unsung Heroes Of Country Blues volumes were enjoyable yesterday as background music while working in the garage.

    Did you spin a cd or vinyl?
    I'm thinking of gifting a vinyl copy or two for Father's Day, but I haven't read anything on those yet.
    I'm kinda leery of spending money on grey market looking vinyl. Too much of a crapshoot.
     
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    The one I have is A Rough Guide To African Music (I think and I can't find it right now) The quality of the record was very good, but the music didn't do much for me. I need to try more.
     
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    Was it just African music, or the African Blues one? I actually have the African Blues one in by cue right now.
    I get the connection to Africa and the blues obviously, but much of the blues stuff that has come out of Africa after what we've come to know what the blues is isn't always my cuppa. Not a bash or anything, some works for me some doesn't.

    The whole Rough Guide thing is still a bit confusing for me. It has a real 'such and such Guide For Dummies' vibe to it, but often knocks it out of the park.
    How can a label that puts out a CD guide for Bollywood Disco also put out not one but two discs full of obscure country bluesmen/women?
     
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    This one. Just gave it another spin and I don't know why I didn't care for before as I'm diggin' it now. Ever listen to the Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder album. Excellent IMHO
     
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    Very nice album. Great sound.
     
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    Allman Bros Band
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    Perhaps the greatest white blues singer ever....RIP Gregg.

     
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    That's one I've got.
    The CD version I have also has a bonus disc by Alhousseini Anivolla.

    So, you'd give the thumbs up for the quality of the vinyl?

    Yeah, I own that Cooder/Toure album. Been a long time since I've spun it, I should probably dig it out.
     
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    Good Quality LP. Flat, quiet & clean.
     
  11. KrisM

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    Thanks!
     
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    Ike Turner 1951-57 box set. An amazing compilation.
     
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    Jook Joint Blues Volume 1, disc 1 of 4
    JSP Records

    The name says it all. This is a compilation of public domain recordings of smaller record labels from 1947-1957 from across the country. You will recognize some (Lightnin' Slim, Joe Hill Lewis, Earl Hooker) but their are plenty of gems. Recording quality is good and JSP list recording musicians, dates, and city. They also have Jook Joint Blues volume 2,3, and 4. Plays like a Jukebox.
     
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    JSP does some cool stuff. That looks really interesting.
    This set is a beauty, too:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Road-Robert-Johnson-Records-2007-07-17/dp/B019GLFJ3Q
     
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    Yes I have been pleased with my JSP box sets. Lots of music for a good price.
     
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    Fleetwood Mac ‎– Mr. Wonderful. 1968
    2004 Remaster

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