Category: Album Reviews Various Artists

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – HARD TO EXPLAIN More Shattered Dreams

VARIOUS ARTISTS – HARD TO EXPLAIN More Shattered Dreams

VARIOUS ARTISTS – HARD TO EXPLAIN More Shattered Dreams 1968-1984. Ace Records. The first thing that is “Hard To Explain” in context, is that this disc is a collection of funky blues from a variety of artists. This is not a single or indeed even a couple of artists performing, it is though, a guide...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS The Story Of Piano Blues From The Country To The City

VARIOUS ARTISTS The Story Of Piano Blues From The Country To The City

VARIOUS ARTISTS The Story Of Piano Blues From The Country To The City Wolf Records CD With the right amount of enthusiasm, most of us could sit down and learn enough basic chords on a guitar over a couple of weeks to accompany a very basic blues. The guitar is portable, like the harmonica, it...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS Breezy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Chicago Rock’n’roll

VARIOUS ARTISTS Breezy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Chicago Rock’n’roll

VARIOUS ARTISTS Breezy Sugar: The Pure Essence Of Chicago Rock’n’roll Fantastic Voyage 3 CD set The borders between blues, soul, R&B and rock have always been blurred, but as blues fans, when we think of urban blues we usually think Chicago. But the Windy City, just as much as the Big Apple and Memphis was...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS Deep Feeling

VARIOUS ARTISTS Deep Feeling

VARIOUS ARTISTS Deep Feeling Fantastic Voyage This triple album compilation has been put together by record producer and Blues discographer Neil Slaven. Fantastic Voyage had previously released a 3 CD Blues guitar anthology called Screaming And Crying, then followed that with Just Wailing, a harmonica release then a Blues Piano release called Midnight Steppers. Deep...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS An Easy Introduction To The Blues – Top 15 albums

VARIOUS ARTISTS An Easy Introduction To The Blues – Top 15 albums

VARIOUS ARTISTS An Easy Introduction To The Blues – Top 15 albums Masterworks Series Yep, you read it correctly this is a fifteen album box set, neat solid card box containing the CDs in card slip cases, this is actually eight physical Cds which contain the fifteen albums. There is too much music to review...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS The Chief Blues Story

VARIOUS ARTISTS The Chief Blues Story

VARIOUS ARTISTS The Chief Blues Story One Day Music For a label who’s lifespan was only five years from 1957-1961 the legacy is amazing. This double set featuring so many immensely influential names from Earl Hooker through Elmore James, Magic Sam, Junior Wells plus Lillian Offitt, Bobby & Lucy, Frank Butler that the set is...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS Into The Shadow Of Sun

VARIOUS ARTISTS Into The Shadow Of Sun

VARIOUS ARTISTS Into The Shadow Of Sun Fantastic Voyage Following the success of Sun Records in Memphis in the 50’s, there followed an explosion in the number of indie labels who wanted to replicate the success that had gone before. The population of Memphis had spiralled and the time was right to test the waters...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS Classic Blues From Bluesville

VARIOUS ARTISTS Classic Blues From Bluesville

VARIOUS ARTISTS Classic Blues From Bluesville Not Now Music This three CD set of twenty tracks per disc from Bluesville which was a subsidiary to the Prestige label was yet another of those fabulously innovative labels of the time that set the trend for so many artists and enthusiasts giving that spark of life to...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS Where Blues meets Rock (Vol 9)

VARIOUS ARTISTS Where Blues meets Rock (Vol 9)

VARIOUS ARTISTS Where Blues meets Rock (Vol 9) Provogue I am really not quite sure why we got this to review, as it is a 15 track compilation CD with Provogue artists ranging from Robert Cray through Walter Trout, Robben Ford, Beth Hart, Poppa Chubby and many others. As you would expect from such high...

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SOUL CITY LOS ANGELES  Compilation

SOUL CITY LOS ANGELES Compilation

SOUL CITY LOS ANGELES Compilation Fantastic Voyage This double CD package covers the musical styles of L.A in the late 50’s and early 60’s, there are sixty tracks covered by twenty five separate artists, some of these tracks were local ‘hits’ while others are completely unknown, the original releases were recorded on several local labels...