Mudcat Café message #256287 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23228   Message #256287
Posted By: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
12-Jul-00 - 08:31 AM
Thread Name: which Blues CD
Subject: RE: which Blues CD
Too many favourites! However Bessie Smith, Leadbelly and Robert Johnson would be a good start. There are many good compilations around in cheapish box sets which would give a broad spread of artists which you could use as a way in & then to pick the ones you like. There was a Paul Oliver compilation ?"Story of the Blues" on four LPs which has probably made it to CD and there are collections called things like "The Great Women Blues singers" , "Chicago Blues" etc. around, some of them very cheap. I have a particular weakness for Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and Mississippi Fred McDowell, but Big Bill Broonzy,Rev Gary Davis,Elmore James and Blind Blake are also essentials and favourites with many other 'Catters, that's before we get started on the newer guys....
Come on, Max, Stewie et al., before I list my entire collection!
Rts (White boy [boy?] lost in the blues).