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King Of The Delta Blues Singers

King Of The Delta Blues Singers
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Description: Amazon.co.uk When this collection was first released, back in 1961, it soon became the bible of that decade's folk-blues revival, a set of songs which had scorched deep lines in the blues psyche, subsequently modified, electrified and boogie-fied. This reissue also includes a freshly exhumed alternative take of "Travelling Riverside Blues", as good an excuse as any to upgrade from old vinyl. The original album pulled together all of Johnson's classic songs, his ghost suddenly made corporeal for a generation that had only heard of the rare 78s via whispered rumour. "Cross Road Blues", "Terraplan ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony Jazz
Release date: 18 January 1999
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0724349300620 UPC: 724349300620
Tags: Blues (2), Country Blues (1), Usa (1), Cd (1), Delta Blues (1)
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Best Albums of the 1960s (111 music items)

" Robert Johnson "


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100 Greatest American Albums of All Time (100 music items)

"Where it all starts Before his early death in 1938, Robert Johnson virtually defined the blues. Whether the devil made him do it or not, these songs (recorded in 1936 and 1937) certainly hit otherworldly extremes. On first hearing this music, Keith Richards assumed Johnson had two guitars. Standout tracks: “Cross Road Blues,” “Walking Blues”"


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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"The blues’ sinful messiah. They say he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his songwriting skills, his subtle guitar and the haunt and temptation in his voice. Herein, the myth made flesh. Standout track: “Hellhound On My Trail” "


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