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Offline Bluesygirl

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Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« on: December 31, 2004, 07:48:32 PM »
I want to buy this set but when I look on Amazon it shows two different listings, each with different Columbia/Sony catalog numbers.  One is dated 1990 and the other 1996.  Was this set re-mastered and then re-issued? There isn't anything in the description information about it.  I want to get the one with the best sound quality possible. Thanks. Bg

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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2004, 08:35:05 PM »
Hey Bg,
According to Larry Cohn, who worked on the project in a capacity I can't remember, the set issued in 1996 is the closest to hearing the 78s that you can get. Apparently there were some issues with speed on the original 1990 set. This was discussed here quite a while ago but the thread may have been recycled. I believe all the text from the first set is included, but in much smaller format.
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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2005, 05:19:57 AM »
Bluseygirl,
 
If of any help I was given (yet again!) a CD of RJ as a present and to be fair it is by far the best sounding one I have so far (!) the series is called Kings of the Blues and it's label says Castel\Pulse  PLS CD 683.

We have cunningly dectected that you are in the UK so try  locally as you might well find it - I think it could be even a budget label :)
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2005, 08:01:32 AM »
Thanks for all the expert help! I am going to order today from an Amazon.com independent seller.  Thanks Richard for the suggestion on the CD but I think I would like the Complete Recordings volume. By the way, I am in the U.S., California to be exact!  Looks like you picked up the wrong scent while trying to pick up my trail!  O0

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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2005, 08:06:13 AM »
Maybe it was Katie Blue   ;D

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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2005, 04:32:46 AM »
Bluseygirl do accept my grovelling apology, it was probably the Chablis over Xmas.. :) as it was indeed KatieBlue and the clue being GCSE which is a UK exam!
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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2005, 10:22:41 AM »
No problem Richard  ;D. Gotta watch out for that chablis  >:D. And by the way, it's "Bluesygirl" and not "Bluseygirl."  ;D

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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2005, 02:55:34 PM »
Yes, the Chablis is too blame for all mistakes on this one :-X
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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2005, 02:57:31 PM »
This is island living for you. The proximity to France probably has a bearing on the matter.

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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2005, 02:58:37 PM »
Yes, the Chablis is too blame for all mistakes on this one :-X

And the Bordeaux. And the port.

And the cognac...

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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2005, 03:00:25 PM »
And hopefully a decent beer or two.  :)

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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2005, 03:08:22 PM »
This is chatroom speed :o  maybe we ought to start a wine thread... would that be a vine..hohoho ;)
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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2005, 03:11:52 PM »
How can we ftp the samples? :) :) :) :)

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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2005, 03:26:19 PM »
I think that if we consume enough we won't need the ftp :P

If you are still online do you fancy giving the chat a quick test on the test-bed?
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Re: Question re Robert Johnson Complete Recordings
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2005, 03:42:17 PM »
Sure thing Richard. Let's dip our toes in the water.

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