Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jimmy Reed .. BIG Boss Man

Jimmy Reed is a standard fixture in the world of Blues. A compilation of his work is mandatory listening for anyone curious to understand where Rock'n'Roll roots originated. He was a terrific songwriter, a singer with a laid back delivery, a screaming harmonica and a cool guitar.  Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Keith Richards listened to his records incessantly, trying to figure out how he did it. The Grateful Dead and Steve Miller loved him too. This 14 track collection is an excellent selection of hid output including "Big Boss Man", "Cherry Red" and "Bright Lights, Big City".

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Encyclopaedia of Music..The Best of Blues..Vols.1-3

This 45 track collection brings together the essential Blues artists and their classic Blues recordings. All the greats are here...John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Robert Johnson, Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lonnie Johnson, Leadbelly, Brownie McGhee, Muddy Watters, Big Bill Broonzy and many more...a history of the most popular and recognised Blues music all in the one place..