TEN ESSENTIAL BOX SETS OF THE CENTURY!

Ocky Milkman borrisbatanov@yahoo.com
Mon Jan 3 23:38:53 EST 2000


jimmy reed, complete vee jay sides (charly)
muddy, complete chess 47-67 (charly)
the fire/fury records story (capricorn)
the jewel/paula  "      "        "
the specialty story
atlantic r&b '47'-74
complete stax singles '59-69
chuck berry, mca chess box (6 lp's)
james brown, star time
roland kirk, complete mercury sides
billie holiday, complete verve sides
blues (smithsonian collection)
basie, complete decca recordings
(w/ reservations: sun: the blues years, charly)

there are no adequate boxes for little walter, sonnyboy
williamson, & elmore james, the other greats..

other "essential" blues men did not record enough to fill a
box (skip james, robt johnson, bukka white, son house).

om


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