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Mean Old World: Blues
Various Artists
Mean Old World: Blues
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #4


      

CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Mean Old World: Blues
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Collection of Recordings
Original Release Date: 1/1/1940
Re-Release Date: 7/23/1996
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
Styles: Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Vocal Blues, Regional Blues, Memphis Blues, New Orleans Blues, Texas Blues, East Coast Blues, West Coast Blues, Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Modern Blues, Swing Jazz, By Decade, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Classic R&B, Soul
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4
UPC: 033251110020
 

CD Reviews

For Your Poor Weak Mind, Body, and Soul
09/29/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a magnificently broad collection, as Smithsonian ones usually are. The 4 CD's and 80 tracks run cover a lot of post-war blues: from the retro-acoustic Elzabeth Cotten's "Freight Train" to Taj Mahal's neo-funk-blues "Big Leg Women Are Back in Style Again" to classic Chicago stuff. There are beautiful rare nuggets: "I Wonder" by Cecil Gant being my fave. They hit socially conscious stuff here harder than most blues collections - a big plus. Not as uniform a knock-out as their "The Blues", this set is still quite satisying."