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Essential Blues CD'sRuler

1st Edition (February 12, 2000)
Ranked
No.

Artist(s)

Album

Label/Cat. No.

CD's
$
1

Big Bill Broonzy

The Young Big Bill Broonzy (1928-35)

Yazoo 1011

1
14
2

Blind Boy Fuller

Truckin' My Blues Away

Yazoo 1060

1
14
3

Guy, Buddy

Buddy's Blues (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)

MCA 9374

1
12
4

Hooker, John Lee

The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954

Virgin 39658

1
12
5

Hooker, John Lee

The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990)

Rhino R2-70572

2
27
6

House, Son

Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions

Columbia C2K-48867

2
18
7

Howlin' Wolf

His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)

MCA 9375

1
14
8

James, Elmore

The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James

Rhino R2-71190

1
13
9

Johnson, Robert

King of the Delta Blues Singers

Sony 65746

1
12
10

Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo'

Sony 57863

1
9
11

King, B,B,

King of the Blues

MCA MCAD4-10677

4
58
12

King, B.B.

Live at the Regal

MCA 11646

1
12
13

Lightnin' Hopkins

Mojo Hand: The Anthology

R2-71226

2
27
14

Little Walter

The Essential

MCA 9342

2
28
15

Memphis Minnie

Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937)

Columbia

1
12
16

Mississippi John Hurt

Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings

Sony 64986

1
12
17

Patton, Charley

Founder of the Delta Blues

Yazoo 1020

1
14
18

Shepherd, Kenny W.

Ledbetter Heights

WB 24621

1
13
19

Smith, Bessie

The Essential Bessie Smith

Columbia/Legacy 64922

2
22
20

Tedeschi, Susan

Just Won't Burn

Tone-Cool 1164

1
13
21

Various artists

American Folk Blues Festival: 1962-1965

Evidence 26100

5
55
22

Various artists

Blues Masters, Vol. 2: Post-War Chicago Blues

Rhino R2-71122

1
12
23

Various artists

Blues Masters, Vol. 3: Texas Blues

Rhino R2-71123

1
12
24

Various artists

Blues Masters, Vol. 11: Classic Blues Women

Rhino R2-71134

1
12
25

Various artists

Chess Box

MCA 9340

4
502
261

Various artists

Mean Old World: The Blues from 1940 to 19941

Smithsonian Collection 110

4
651
27

Various artists

The Atlantic Blues Box

Atlantic 82309

4
49
281

Various artists

The Blues: Smithsonian Collection of Classic Blues Singers1

Smithsonian Collection 101

4
651
29

Various artists

The Greatest in Country Blues (1927-1936), Vol. 2

Story of the Blues SB-3522

1
13
30

Various artists

Trouble in Mind: Original Blues Standards

Indigo 2079

1
13
31

Vaughan, Stevie Ray

Greatest Hits

Sony 66217

1
14
32

Waters, Muddy

The Complete Plantation Recordings

MCA 9344

1
12
33

Waters, Muddy

His Best: 1947-1955

MCA 9370

1
13
34

Waters, Muddy

His Best: 1956-1964

MCA 9380

1
13
35

Williamson II, Sonny Boy

His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)

MCA 9377

1
13
36

Witherspoon, Jimmy

Blowin' in from Kansas City

Capitol 86299

1
12

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Total no. of CD's, total estimated price:

60
779



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