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The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings

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A one-of-a-kind new guide to recorded blues

This informative, insightful, and easy-to-use A-Z guide surveys the recorded work of more than a thousand blues artists. From towering figures of the past like Charley Patton, Bessie Smith, and Robert Johnson to stars of the modern era such as B. B. King, Buddy Guy, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, this valuable resource provides crisp, e
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Paperback, 1008 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Penguin Books
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Tim
Jun 29, 2010 Tim rated it really liked it
This is a valuable guide to blues albums; yeah, it sticks Robert Johnson on the cover — way past being hip by now; how about something less obvious, an artist who lasted longer? — but the reviews are generally well written. There are occasional WTF moments like not giving inarguably classic albums such as Junior Wells' "Hoodoo Man Blues" perfect marks, but nobody's perfect. But, ah, the rating system. What on earth possessed them to identify half-stars in their reviews by putting a star in paren ...more
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The best $6.98 I've spent in years! Useful for anyone who likes the blues, or just wants to learn more about their favorite artists.
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