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This two CD set arrived within 48 hours of ordering, and went straight into my car for the commute. I'm a sixties kid, and faithfully trooped around the various folk and blues venues in Manchester to see visiting American bluesmen when they toured. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Sonny Boy Williamson, Taj Mahal, all great musicians, and all, at least once in a set, playing a Robert Johnson blues. This set doesn't disappoint me in the least - As Mr Davies-Jones has stated so admirably in his review, all his recordings are here, some stacked one on top of the other so you can get a feel for the way his music developed in the short time he was recording.
And Kevyns comment about "Come into my Kitchen"? The opening 30 seconds on the first take made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Absolutely electrifying, and the words are well..... you'll have to buy the set because simply writing them down can't do them justice. £4.46 for 40 tracks? I didn't have to think about it. If you like early American acoustic blues,and you don't have it in your collection, this set is well worth the money.
Loads of tracks from the master. The sound is one of a historical recording but it is interesting to hear the origin of so much British blues. I didn't realise just how much our axe men modernised the genre Till I heard this. He was a truly original talent
Bought this to replace a CD that got damaged in my car CD player. Love the music but didn't really need the 2 variations of nearly every track. Listen to this quite a lot on my ipod so just unticked what I didn't want. I'm sure the purists are holding there hands up in horror and yes it does sound better on my Bose but such is life.