Various Artists - American Epic: The Best of the Blues (June 16th/Third Man)

Various Artists - American Epic: The Best of the Blues (June 16th/Third Man)


June 16th release. 

American Epic represents a 10-year odyssey undertaken by director Bernard MacMahon and producers Allison McGourty and Duke Erikson, and audio engineer Nicholas Bergh that involved tracking down countless long forgotten musicians, restoring the music that they recorded and reassembling the technology that created it. Along the way they brought some of the most important figures in contemporary culture to help them on their quest. Executive Producers Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford have lent their support to what Redford calls "America's greatest untold story."

In addition to American Epic: The Sessions soundtrack, Third Man Records is slated to release 180 gram 12" audiophile vinyl versions of American Epic: The Carter Family, American Epic: Memphis Jug Band, American Epic: Mississippi John Hurt, American Epic: Blind Willie Johnson and American Epic: Lead Belly plus thematic collections including American Epic: Blues and American Epic: Country.

Early geniuses of Delta Blues - Robert Johnson, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, Son House, Charley Patton and many more have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form. Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish. Free shipping available to St. John's/Toronto for pickup only.

Cross Road Blues by Robert Johnson
On the Road Again by Memphis Jug Band
Louis Collins by Mississippi John Hurt
Sittin' On Top of the World by Mississippi Sheiks
'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do (Part 1) by Frank Stokes
Down the Dirt Road Blues by Charley Patton
My Black Mama (Parts 1 & 2) by Son House
Walk Right In by Cannon's Jug Stompers
The Panama Limited by Bukka White
Last Kind Words Blues by Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
Cottonfield Blues (Part 2) by Garfield Akers
Tallahatchie River Blues by Mattie Delaney
Mama 'Tain't Long fo' Day by Blind Willie McTell
Future Blues by Willie Brown
Cool Drink of Water Blues by Tommy Johnson
Cypress Grove Blues by Skip James
Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground by Blind Willie Johnson

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