Cross The Tracks, Essential Pioneer Blues
Label: UNION SQUARE/CONVEYOR
2011 two CD collection. Everybody has to have at least some classic Blues in their collection. It's obligatory. It's a must. Why? Because no other music has had such a profound and potent influence on the world's popular music. Born in slavery, in the Southern States of an emerging nation, who would have thought it? Yet the Blues, through the power of its music and the passion of its performers, pulled itself up and onto the international stage where its place is now assured. And on these two discs are enshrined some of those timeless moments: from the opening bars of Robert Johnson's 'Cross Road Blues' to the closing refrain of Albert King's 'Born Under A Bad Sign', this is a journey through some of the very best that the Blues can offer. Metro Select.