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Blues Masters 15
Various Artists
Blues Masters 15
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Blues Masters 15
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 8/17/1993
Release Date: 8/17/1993
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Chicago Blues, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Modern Blues, Slide Guitar, By Decade, 1950s, Blues Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227112622, 081227112622

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rugbyprofessor | Philadelphia, PA | 10/17/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is must buy for any fan slide guitar. From beginning to end, from Elmore James to Johnny Winter, it's non-stop blues. You'll find yourself hitting the repeat button on the CD player, so you can hear the great blues slide guitar again."
Another good sampler
Docendo Discimus | Vita scholae | 12/07/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is another fine entry in Rhino's lengthy Blues Masters series. It isn't the definitive word on slide guitar blues, of course, or on any of the artists represented, but as a sampler it works very well, featuring a lesser-known (but very good) rendition of "Dust My Broom" by Elmore James, and well-chosen cuts by Muddy Waters, J.B. Hutto (the tough boogie "Too Much Alcohol"), and Robert Nighthawk (a superb medley of two of his best songs, "Anna Lee" and "Sweet Black Angel").

The compilers at Rhino have included the Allman Brothers' version of Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues" rather than the original, "Shake Your Moneymaker" by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Canned Heat's take on "Rollin' And Tumblin'"...I would probably have gone with McTell's own "Mama T'Ain't Long Fo' Day", which is one of the most beautiful acoustic slide guitar blues tunes you'll ever hear, but that's just me.

Robert Johnson is missing, and Son House is, too, but the compilers try to make amends by including some lesser-known tracks which should appeal to the experienced blues fan, like James Williamson's "Homesick's Shuffle", Babe Turner's "I Am The Black Ace", Earl Hooker's "If You Ever Seen A One-Eyed Woman Cry", the harsh "Treat Me The Way You Do" by Joe Carter, and a rare opportunity to hear Chuck Berry wielding the slide on the odd instrumental "Deep Feeling". And the awesome Blind Willie Johnson is here as well, performing the eerie "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground".

Very good. But its companion volume, Blues Masters Vol. 18, is actually even better."
Good Starter!
Charles Wilder | Dover, NH United States | 07/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD isn't the best anything. It's just a good starter cd for the new Blues listener, and a good listen for the more experienced. So I'll rate it a good. It probably deserves three stars but I'm a sucker for slide guitar so I gave it four."