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The Rough Guide To Blind, Black & Blue

    A unique compilation of tracks from blind blues musicians who left remarkable musical legacies in the face of incredible adversity. Featuring many legendary guitarists including Blind Blake, Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Willie McTell and Blind Willie Johnson

    A remarkable phenomenon in the history of the blues was the vast contribution made by blind musicians, whose legacy left a lasting impact on American music to this day. From ‘The Father Of The Texas Blues’ Blind Lemon Jefferson to slide guitar evangelist Blind Willie Johnson, this Rough Guide highlights the blind blues pioneers who, against all the odds and in the face of incredible adversity, were responsible for a musical revolution.

    The image of the blind bluesman is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and meaningful themes in the history of the blues. A diverse selection of tracks ranging from upbeat rags and gospel tunes to earthy blues. Highlighting the incredible contribution made by blind blues musicians that has left a lasting mark on the history of American music . Includes hidden gems by artists shrouded in mystery. Following on from the success of other blues titles in the Rough Guide range. A must-have album for blues guitar enthusiasts. Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques

    Robert Johnson

    The Rough Guide To Robert Johnson - Delta Blues Legend

      A true original with cult status, Robert Johnson was arguably the most influential bluesman of them all. Lovingly remastered to give exceptional clarity, this Rough Guide breathes new life into the work of a legend, who defined the blues and planted the seed of rock ‘n’ roll.

      Robert Johnson was artist of near-mythical standing and personification of the Delta blues Considered by Eric Clapton as “the most important blues singer that ever lived”. A towering influence on legendary bands and performers such as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan

      Experience the never-before heard clarity of his mesmerizing guitar licks and gravelly voice. Johnson’s music and legend continues to attract an ever-widening audience. Following on from the success of other blues titles in the Rough Guide range. Robert Johnson was the root source for a whole generation of blues and rock and roll musicians. Ranked fifth in Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. An influence on just about everyone that has picked up a guitar and played blues and rock. Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques

      Charley Patton

      The Rough Guide To Charley Patton: Father Of The Delta Blues

        The Rough Guide to the Roots of the Blues features the greatest names in early blues music including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Charley Patton and Ma Rainey, lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques. It offers the perfect overview of the many different styles and key performers of early blues on one album and an incredibly diverse selection of tracks including bottleneck guitar, barrelhouse piano, classic songster tunes and vaudeville blues It’s an album which traces the development of blues music during its early recorded history of the 1920s, offering a unique insight into the first great wave of blues artists who remain an inspiration to this day.


        LP Info: Limited edition vinyl.

        Hailed as the ‘High Priestess of Soul’, Nina Simone’s unique style seamlessly fused jazz and R&B with her classical piano roots to accompany her profoundly beautiful voice.

        From classics such as ‘I Loves You Porgy’ and ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ to dynamic live recordings from her creative heyday, this collection charts her rise to stardom and shows why she remains a hugely inspirational figure to this day. ‘An overwhelming artist, piano player, and singer,’ - Bob Dylan

        Various Artists

        The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (Volume 1)


          This is a 180 gram limited edition LP and includes a FREE download card allowing you to download the full album with bonus tracks.

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