Saturday, July 28, 2012

The "Nothing but the Blues" 40 CD Box Collection

So just how much do I like the blues?

Well in 2002 I got a 40 (yes forty) CD box set, which is basically a chronicle of all the pre-World War II blues.

Ain't nuthin' but!

I got this in 2002 from Beirut's Virgin Megastore. Back in those days as a university student (I'm an AUB graduate) I was broke most of the time, but as you know, everyone is willing to pay for his hobbies.

It's got almost all the major blues artists of the Delta blues, only Muddy Waters' music being the newest (1950).

Now that's a lot of blues!
You got the like of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin' Hopkins, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker... and each case has two CD's. All of the recordings pre-date 1950.

Listening to this collection makes you appreciate each artist's persona, writing, and style. There's a crap load of history in this box set!

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