The Complete History of the Blues 1920-1962

  • Type: Music
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Jazz/Blues/Soul
  • Recommended by: Clata R.
  • ISBN/UPC: 805520021913
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A good framework for embracing the blues.

This album takes the story of the blues from the earliest days of recorded blues in the early 1920s (represented by Mamie Smith and Bessie Smith), to the 1960s with such greats as Bobby 'Blue' Bland and Johnny Copeland.  This album doesn't just include the big names, it also pays homage to some high quality, but obscure artists like Hambone Willie Newbern and Richard 'Rabbit' Brown.  If you love music and enjoy history this is a must have set.  I enjoyed every song on this CD.