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Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey DOUBLE CD

Double CD
Various Artiists
Compiled by Bill Wyman
Informative 24 page full colour booklet by Bill Wyman & Richard Havers
Detailed discography
Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman asked Document Records to produce a CD which would be part of a life long ambition; to pay tribute to and share with others the music that he has loved and been influenced by, The Blues. This double CD, accompanied by a twenty-four page colour booklet, compliments the book, television documentary and DVD of the same name. It features some of the very best blues to have been recorded from the early “Classic” female blues and “Country Blues” of the nineteen-twenties through to the electric “Down Home” blues of Chicago.
Whether you are a collector or just inquisitive about what the blues are and the history the music, this CD is one of the finest collections of vintage blues recordings available. Continued...

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Muddy Waters 1941 - 1946
DOCD-5146 Muddy Waters: Library of Congress Recordings (1941 – 1942) & Early Commercial Recordings (1946 – 1950) Muddy Waters, vocal, guitar. With contributions by: Percy Thomas, vocal, guitar; Son Simms (probably Henry Simms), violin; Louis Ford, vocal, mandolin; Charles Berry, guitar; Homer Harris, vocal, guitar; James “Beale Street” Clark, vocal, piano, “Baby Face” Leroy Foster, vocal, drums; Little Walter, vocal, harmonica; and others… Genres: Mississippi Blues, Country Blues, Country Blues Guitar, Bottleneck Slide Guitar; Chicago Blues, Blues Harmonica. Informative booklet notes by Jack Gittes. Detailed discography. From this CDs booklet notes: It is impossible to listen to Muddy Waters' first recordings without an awareness of everything that came after. Muddy Waters was part of the burgeoning Chicago blues scene that defined and shaped the approach to amplified music in the 40's and 50's. The first tracks on this Document records CD come from recordings that Alan Lomax made of Muddy Waters in 1941 - 1942 during a field recording trip on behalf of the Library of Congress and although they are not yet the sounds that became known as Chicago Blues, they are sessions that awoke the professionalism in the young Waters. Continued...

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If You Take Me Back - Document Shortcuts Volume 2. Blues Sampler
Following hot on the heals of the great success of Shortcuts Volume 1, Document are proud to present the double whammy release of Shortcuts Volume 2 and Shortcuts Volume 3.

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