Friday, September 4

Memphis Blues - Important Postwar Blues 4 CD

"This 4-disc set collects over 100 post-war blues sides recorded in Memphis, just about all for Sam Phillips' Sun label (in fact, quite a number of tracks are duplicated on the multi-disc Sun blues box issued a number of years ago). Early sides by such major blues artists as Howlin' Wolf, Little Milton, James Cotton, and Roscoe Gordon are here, but it's usually the lesser known artists that provide the surprises and highlights: Woodrow Adams, Hot Shot Love, Raymond Hill, Pat Hare, and L.B. Lawson all knocked my socks off with their recordings. A number of inclusions are alternate takes. The blues from Memphis offer a wide variety of styles, from boogie-woogie to the deepest down-home heartbreakers. JSP specializes in 4-disc boxes revolving around particular themes, and all of them are superb: lots of music, great selections, the best sound available - all at a bargain price. This set is no exception. Post-war blues fans will find this set a total knockout; I call it a must-have set. Grab it while you can. - Bomojaz"
YouTube: Honeyboy Edwards- Sweet Home Chicago, Woodrow Adams - The Last Time, Rosco Gordon - Roscoe's Boogie, Little Junior's Blue Flames - Feelin' good, Midnight Showers Of Rain - Willie Nix, Don't Dog Me Around - Eddie Snow, Tiger Man - Rufus Thomas Jr, Bobby Bland - Dry Up Baby