Various Artists – Country Blues: The Essential [2 CD Set]

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When most people think of the blues, they generally think of the electrified Chicago style, exemplified by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf etc.  Or maybe they think of the citified jump blues aesthetic of Kansas City or St. Louis.  The precursor to these urban styles however, lies in the country: the swampy bottomlands of South Louisiana and East Arkansas, the Northern hills of Mississippi or the plantations of West Tennessee.  This 2-CD set is a great primer to country blues…a great sampler for newcomers to the style or aficionados alike.  Take a look at our copy here.

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