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So Many Roads
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
A cast of rock & blues superstars on this album recorded in 1965, including Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson & Levon Helm (The Band), Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, Mike Bloomfield on piano & Duane Allman on guitar. Inclu... more »
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A cast of rock & blues superstars on this album recorded in 1965, including Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson & Levon Helm (The Band), Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, Mike Bloomfield on piano & Duane Allman on guitar. Includes 12 bonus tracks taken from the same sessions, 'I Wish you Could', 'Travelling Riverside', 'They Call it Stormy Monday', 'Statesboro Blues', 'Keys to the Highway', 'I Just Got Here', 'I'm A Man', 'Backdoor Man', 'Baby, Won't You Tell Me', 'I CAn't Be Satisfied', 'Shake for Me' and 'I'm Leaving You'. Deluxe gatefold Digipack. Vanguard/Akarma release. 2001.
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Great Classic Blues and Robbie Robertson's best playing!
Joan May | CA USA | 09/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite blues CD's and much of the reason is Robbie Robertson's incredible edgy guitar playing, which I don't think he ever equaled in his work with The Band or elsewhere. Other members of The Band are also on this CD -- Garth Hudson, Levon Helm -- as well as the already mentioned Mike Bloomfield (inexplicably on piano, but I don't think even he could have surpassed Robertson on guitar in this set) and Charlie Musselwhite. John Hammond's dramatic vocals are great as is his choice of some of the best blues tunes in existence. Highly recommended for all fans of blues, and blues-guitar."
You aren't just kidding!
Eric T. Dean | Hamden, CT United States | 03/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Check out "Who Do You Love"! It's got Charlie Musselwhite at his best, and Mike Bloomfield on piano (Bloomfield seemed to be a victim of excess, but as a sideman or with Butterfield, he came through as a tremendous student of the blues and quite a talent in his own right!). And it just doesn't get any better than "So Many Roads." John Hammond really hit his groove with this record/CD."
AWFUL sound--DON'T BUY THE 1993 REISSUE
Elliot Knapp | Seattle, Washington United States | 01/13/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately, I can't yet comment on the quality of the music on this 1993 reissue--there is so much crackling and distortion throughout EVERY SINGLE song that the entire CD is totally unlistenable. And I bought it new! I'm not someone who nitpicks a whole lot about quiet or flat or "old" remasters, but the faults with this edition are overwhelming. I couldn't even make it through, the distortion was too overbearing and distracting. What were they thinking allowing this to reach the shelves of stores? I immediately returned my copy to Amazon.com, and luckily received my money back.
Now, as to a reissue that is actually listenable, I sampled a few of the songs on iTunes and they sounded fine; it's still the same label (Vanguard) but the release date is 2005. I haven't yet purchased the 2005 reissue from Amazon yet, but will be sure to comment when I do. Unfortunately this review will probably show on both due to Amazon's dim-witted review system AI. Whatever you do, don't buy the slightly cheaper 1993 issue!"