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Diggin' Deeper : 200 Legendary Blues Treasures [Box set]

Muddy Waters , John Lee Hooker , Robert Johnson , Bukka White , Joe Turner , et al. Audio CD
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An awesome collection of essential blues classics in one affordable CD set. Artists include Muddy Waters, Bessie Smith, John Lee Hooker, Leadbelly, Blind Willie McTell, Mississippi John Hurt, Bukka White, Joe Turner, Arthur Crudup, Robert Johnson, Kokomo Arnold, & Sleepy John Estes. 200 tracks in all on ten CDs. Membran. 2004.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad March 26 2013
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I like it but would of liked a bit more different styles.Feels like in the cotton plantation still good buy
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Chuck
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This set is absolute crap. Even the better tracks are poor quality. Mostly one person with a harmonica or guitar. No musical value here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great blues music... March 14 2014
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... by a myriad of artists, from Louisiana blues to Chicago blues. Somewhat primitive for some part, but that's okay, that's how this genre started. a great selection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 10 hours of truly excellent acoustic blues March 6 2005
By Paul De Ley - Published on Amazon.com
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In terms of pure listening pleasure this CD set is probably the absolute best value for money currently available for 1930s-60s acoustic blues. It contains 200 classical recordings, dubbed from good to excellent masters, of over 20 vintage blues acts. Most of these are played on acoustic instruments, except for some of John Lee Hooker's earliest (and most brilliant) solo tracks.

Apart from listing the tracks and artists, the set comes with absolutely no documentation, so don't expect to find out anything about the lives and careers of the artists - other than what the songs themselves will tell you. Also, the 10 CDs in this box appear to be completely randomly arranged: none of this was sorted by year, artist, place, theme, style or instrumentation.

The upside to this lack of any overall structure is that the set contains endless variation, contrary to the stylistic uniformity of more typical prewar blues CDs devoted to one single act or artist. Even if you already have an extensive collection of the latter, you'll find this set excellent value for taking to work or bringing along on the road. And if you've just started to get interested in this kind of music, then you'll find no better sampler for exploring the wonderful gems and musical genius of early blues!
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars diggin' deeper March 31 2008
By Douglas B. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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Being a musician myself, this is a very enjoyable 10 cd package. An excellent showcase for the forgotten masters that influenced the eras of music that came afterwards. I am very fascinated by the "raw and grit" of the recordings.These CD's are definitely essential for the musicologist. Doug Smith,Co.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Diggin Deeper April 13 2010
By P. Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
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An excellent album featuring many blues greats past and present. 10 CDs offers many hours of listening pleasure, a wide variety of styles and genres such as Chicago, New Orleans, Southern, etc.
There were a few tracks on each album that wouldn't play properly. I tried 3 different players (PC, auto and compac disk, all with the same results. I even cleaned each player to maximize results.
Even loosing one or two tracks per CD, this boxed set offers excellent value for the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Subset of ABC of the Blues Nov. 25 2012
By Lyn Goodman - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great collection, but note that this 10-disc collection is a subset of the 52-disc ABC of the Blues collection. All of the artists in this collection also appear in ABC of the Blues, and the exact same songs are included for each of these artists. Get one or the other, but not both.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Box Of Joy! March 30 2011
By Stacy Pulliam - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful box full of dozens & dozens of old blues tunes that are hard to find and rarely heard.
Too many people to mention but you will love this little set. 200 songs that I truly cherish and its awesome to have them all in one set. Great price for this as well. Highly recommended item - especially if you prefer the old originals and the folkie stuff. WELL worth it! Buy it!
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