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Vanguard Collector's Edition Set
Various Artists
Vanguard Collector's Edition Set
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #4


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Varied and rewarding
Swing King | Cincinnati, OH USA | 02/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The music you'll find on this 4CD box set consists of some quite diverse selections, sampling choices ranging from the late 50s up into the late 90s. While it is unlikely that listeners will embrace every single song selection on here, it is likely that they will find enough to make them happy. If you are a jazz fan, you are treated to such artists as Larry Coryell, Count Basie or Elvin Jones. If folk music happens to be your thing, you will enjoy the tracks featuring Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, The Kingston Trio, or Ian and Sylvia. Prefer the blues? If so, you'll enjoy the contributions of Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Charlie Musselwhite or Mississippi John Hurt (to name a few). Still not quite up your alley? Maybe you prefer bluegrass, in which case you'll enjoy The Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs or The Greenbriar Boys. You even get a little modern country thrown into the mix, featuring such artists as John Jennings, Michael Johnson and Peter Case.

Overall you are bound to find something on these 4 discs that you'll enjoy, and you may happen to like it all. While there is no true core theme apart from these being Vanguard recordings, all of the selections do strangely compliment one another very well; much better than comparable compilations of various artists. The sound quality on these recordings is excellent, and the offerings are likely to lead listeners to artists they have yet to discover and enjoy. A nice compilation at an even nicer price, make sure you toss this into your shopping cart sometime and give it a listen.