Monday, November 13, 2006

Mojo Magazine Presents - Blues Power

I have been a late listener to the blues. The recording quality always seemed so poor and all the rich (and generally white) people who lauded it's virtues always seemed to me to be disingenuous. I also realized that, like any genre, it has piles of crap to sift through to find the few gems that justify it's lip service from it's most notable fans. So, imagine my genuine delight when finding this little disc here with what I have found to be some of the best and most broadly-appealing gems of the blues. I have never read Mojo magazine but they have put out some awesomely well-done compilations and it makes me want to take a trip to Barnes & Noble to check the magazine racks. I have also significantly filled out my blues collection, so fear not if you are a fan - you will not be left out!

1 - John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
2 - Jimmy Reed - I Ain't Got You
3 - Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love?
4 - Little Willie John - Fever
5 - T-Bone Walker - Stormy Monday
6 - Odetta - Midnight Special
7 - Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
8 - Guitar Slim - Things That I Used To Do
9 - Freddy King - Hide Away
10 - Sonny Boy Williamson - Fattening Frogs For Snakes
11 - Otis Rush - I Can't Quit You Baby
12 - Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
13 - Hound Dog Taylor & The House Rockers - Let's Get Funky
14 - Son House - John The Revelator
15 - Lead Belly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

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DaddyRich said...

Anonymous said...

thx a lot - but ...
nos. 1, 12 and 14 empty - 0pbs


Anonymous said...

This is why they call the "Blues", roots music. The stuff contemporary bands play wouldn't be possible without this music. Three chords and an attitude with and an acoustic guitar is what started this thing we call "Rock".
Listen to early "Howlin' Wolf" if you want distortion, and all in the Sun Studios where Elvis sanitized the sound....
Go for it....................
Dave K.