King of the Delta Blues [Columbia/Legacy]

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This 16-track single-disc compilation gathers up the best-known tracks from the two original volumes of King of the Delta Blues Singers for a nice entry-level collection of Robert's best. Utilizing the latest in remastering technology, these recordings have never sounded quite this clear and full-bodied before, and the difference between this and the first pressing of the Complete Recordings box set is quite noticeable. While sweating down Johnson's best to a 16-track selection is an arbitrary choice at best, it's hard to fault the selection here. It's also a focused set that isn't hampered by the inclusion of the more collector-oriented alternate takes that bog down much of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This 16-track single-disc compilation gathers up the best-known tracks from the two original volumes of King of the Delta Blues Singers for a nice entry-level collection of Robert's best. Utilizing the latest in remastering technology, these recordings have never sounded quite this clear and full-bodied before, and the difference between this and the first pressing of the Complete Recordings box set is quite noticeable. While sweating down Johnson's best to a 16-track selection is an arbitrary choice at best, it's hard to fault the selection here. It's also a focused set that isn't hampered by the inclusion of the more collector-oriented alternate takes that bog down much of the box set's listenability.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/1997
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646521120
  • Catalog Number: 65211
  • Sales rank: 8,866

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Johnson Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Adam Block Director
Elmore James Composer
Lawrence Cohn Producer
David Mitson Mastering
Janet Boye Art Direction
Jas Obrecht Liner Notes
Adam Sieff Director
Traditional Composer
Payne Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Come to the Crossroads

    You havent listened to the blues unless you have listened to the King of Delta Blues

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