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    King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. II


    Ranked 424/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. II is a compilation album by American blues musician Robert Johnson, released in 1970 on Columbia Records. It is considered one of the greatest blues releases ever.

    A wonderful follow-up to the first compilation (King of the Delta Blues Singers) of Robert Johnson's small library of recorded work. This album boasts the first album appearance of Love in Vain, as well as a number of other blues classics penned by the artist. Sweet Home Chicago, I Believe I'll Dust My Broom, They're Red Hot, and Malted Milk are all present (and all covered by a multitude of artists -- the Blues Brothers, Elmore James, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Eric Clapton, respectively). As is generally the practice with Robert Johnson albums, a painting stands in for the cover (there are only two known photographs of the artist in the first place, and every other album released uses one of them). The music is certainly impeccable -- the self-accompanying bassline boogie was one of Johnson's greatest contributions to the blues, and it's displayed in all its beauty here. To top this, there's the beauty of his melodic work, and the interplay with his semi-gruff voice that help to make his songs memorable. He is the true legend of the blues, and anyone with even the slightest curiosity in that genre or rock needs to own both this album and its predecessor.

    - Adam Greenberg (All Music Guide)

    1. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
    2. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
    3. Sweet Home Chicago
    4. Rambling On My Mind
    5. Phonograph Blues
    6. They're Red Hot
    7. Dead Shrimp Blues
    8. Preachin' Blues
    9. I'm A Steady Rollin' Man
    10. From Four Till Late
    11. Little Queen Of Spades
    12. Malted Milk
    13. Drunken Hearted Man
    14. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
    15. Honeymoon Blues
    16. Love In Vain
    Robert Johnson
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1 King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1 Quick View

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    King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1



    Remastered Audio

    If one would ever have to start assembling a serious Blues collection, Robert Johnson's King Of The Delta Blues Singers vol. 1 would be the best purchase. The mythical figure that inspired the worldwide Blues revival in the Sixties will forever be credited with inspiring guitar greats like Clapton and Hendrix to pick up a guitar.

    Johnson lived a short but impactful musical tenure in the Thirties. After apparently 'selling his soul at the crossroads', Johnson quickly became the best Country Blues singer in his time, however a tormented one. The devil eventually took his soul at a too young age of 27. The remastered audio of this original 1961 collection of material is simply stunning - Robert Johnson never sounded so alive.

    1. Crossroads Blues
    2. Terraplane Blues
    3. Come On In My Kitchen
    4. Walking Blues
    5. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
    6. 32-20 Blues
    7. Kindhearted Woman Blues
    8. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
    9. Preaching Blues
    10. When You Got A Good Friend
    11. Rambling On My Mind
    13. Stones In My Passway
    14. Traveling Riverside Blues
    15. Milkcow's Calf Blues
    16. Me And The Devil Blues
    17. Hellhound On My Trail
    Robert Johnson
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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