What to get by Robert Johnson?

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  1. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    I have it narrowed down to the Complete Recordings, or King of the Delta Blues.

    There seems to be the 1990 release and 1996 release of the Complete Recordings (from Amazon):

    # Audio CD (August 20, 1990)
    # Original Release Date: August 28, 1990
    # Number of Discs: 2
    # Label: Sony
    # ASIN: B000002757

    # Audio CD (October 8, 1996)
    # Original Release Date: October 8, 1996
    # Number of Discs: 2
    # Label: Sony
    # ASIN: B000002ADN

    But then here in allmusic's description of the King of the Delta Blues, they say:

     
  2. DonaldB

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    Just get the remastered edition of The Complete Recordings, since it has the same songs and the same sound quality as King of the Delta Blues, plus extra tracks.
     
  3. Henry Gale

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    The Complete Recordings
    In the 60s when Clapton, Jagger/Richards, Mayall, Plant/Page etc. were listening to Robert Johnson, they were doing it on an LP. Still, it impressed them to the point that we soon got the British Blues Invasion.
    One of the neat things about the box set is the lyric sheet is perfect down to the last syllable.
     
  4. MartinTeller

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    Definitely Complete Recordings.
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

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    Awesome. Thanks.
     
  6. George See

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    Looks like you've already made up your mind but Definently get the complete recordings. Aside from having well the complete recordings, it's also got a decent booklet that I found to be worth a read.

    Speaking of The Blues has anyone seen/heard the Buddy Guy acoustic CD that supposedly came out on the 14th? I haven't been able to find it anywhere. At least not anywhere in upstate NY, I haven't tried the internet yet I like instant gratification when I buy music [​IMG]
     
  7. Kevin C Brown

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    I'll probably just burn a single CD with each "official" song, and put away the box set for safe-keeping. There is a CD out there called "29 songs" or something, but I'm nervous it won't have the best mastering.

    Stupid thing, but what got me turned on to this guy was the Martin Scorses Blues thing, and there was a thread here on HTF a while asking about artists of the largest impact with only 1 record ever put out. I am thinking it's cool that the roots of rock and roll go back almost 100 years. [​IMG]
     
  8. KrisM

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    Get the box. Making a single disc out of it is a great idea. Thats what I did. You can fit one version of each song on a disc. I really like the 'completeness' of the box, but listening to two versions of a song back to back is not something I enjoy.
    George, I picked up the Buddy Guy disc back in August and really enjoy it. It is along the lines of Muddy Water's Folk Singer(which Guy played on and is an excellent album if you don't already have it). Rumour has it Buddy Guy is coming to town with an acoustic trio to support the album, which if true, I'm all over that show.[​IMG]

    Regards
    KrisM
     
  9. Grant B

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    I agree with the 'reordering'; I made 2 discs- the 1st having all the 1st takes & the 2 with the remaining.
    Kevin
    I have quite a bit of blues on cd and lp next time you get up to the city.
    Also a really great Blues LD from 68 that the CBC broadcast with muddy & memphis slim
     

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