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Title: A Rough Guide to Blind Willie Johnson
Post by: Malcolm_Pommie_Platt on November 26, 2014, 01:20:05 AM
G'day Folks,
Just purchased "A Rough Guide to Blind Willie Johnson". It's 2 discs, one with all BWJ & another with various bluesmen singing gospel blues.
Disc 1 contains 22 songs remastered or "reborn" as the marketing men call it.
I must say they have done a pretty good job remastering these songs. They have managed to eliminate most of the hissing & fizzing of the old recordings without losing or reducing the quality of the sound.
Now, I'm definitely no sound technician & others with a better music ear may notice a difference in quality but I think these remastered songs are damn fine.
If you want to listen to the previews of these songs, it's here at
http://www.worldmusic.net/store/item/RGNET1299/ (http://www.worldmusic.net/store/item/RGNET1299/)
Cheers,
Mal.
Title: Re: A Rough Guide to Blind Willie Johnson
Post by: harriet on November 26, 2014, 01:50:21 PM
Thanks - those sound great to me - I have an old cd of him from the 90's that I ran through adobe soundbooth awhile back and the voice that came out when the scratches were reduced is similar to the Rough Guide , so I think I will really enjoy this with some confidence that they haven't done a number on his voice. I'll put it on the top of my list.
Title: Re: A Rough Guide to Blind Willie Johnson
Post by: Malcolm_Pommie_Platt on November 27, 2014, 01:27:42 AM
And Christmas is just around the corner Harriet. Time to start dropping a few hints  ;)
Title: Re: A Rough Guide to Blind Willie Johnson
Post by: jostber on March 19, 2015, 04:49:35 AM
I dig these Rough Guide collections, and they have great sound as well. Many of them are on offer right now, I ordered some more a couple some days ago:

http://www.worldmusic.net/store/browse/label/jazz-and-blues-legends/ (http://www.worldmusic.net/store/browse/label/jazz-and-blues-legends/)

Vinyl as well. Looking cool:

http://www.worldmusic.net/store/browse/specials/vinyl-editions/ (http://www.worldmusic.net/store/browse/specials/vinyl-editions/)
Title: Re: A Rough Guide to Blind Willie Johnson
Post by: driftlikeclouds on May 27, 2015, 08:23:55 AM
These sound great. It seems to be a shame that there are 8 BWJ songs missing on this collection.
Title: Re: A Rough Guide to Blind Willie Johnson
Post by: jostber on September 20, 2015, 12:37:31 PM
A couple more compiliations will be released on Wednesday next week:

Unsung vol.2

(https://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fjackets.gardners.com%2Fimages%2F%2F290%2F06056331%2F0605633134421.jpg&hash=ea44aeb3043a68b018a3ea7225afd855ca7e640a)

Songsters

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The East Coast blues compilation is also quite recent:

(https://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldmusic.net%2Fmedia%2Freleases%2Ffullsize%2FRGNET1335.jpg&hash=c992d1410c9260f3abe6bbf3b1c583a74027b893)
Title: Re: A Rough Guide to Blind Willie Johnson
Post by: EddieD on September 20, 2015, 02:55:38 PM
I love these rough guides. I have the Blind Blake and Blind Lemon Jefferson guides. The vinyl versions have less songs but come with a download card to get the full CD version and the accompanying compilation album.
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