The Complete Recordings (compilation album) by Robert Johnson

The Complete Recordings
The Complete Recordings by Robert Johnson
(Compilation album)
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 2,006th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 240 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1990 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (381st)
Award Best albums of all time (2,006th)
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Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings Columbia – C2K 46222 2CDs 1990
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Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings Box Set
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Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings-2 CDs-Booklet-Columbia:Roots n' Blues
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Robert Johnson bestography

The Complete Recordings is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by Robert Johnson on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Robert Johnson is King Of The Delta Blues Singers which is ranked number 829 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,294.

Robert Johnson album bestography « Higher ranked (2,006th) This album (2,006th) Lower ranked (6,692nd) »
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 240 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.8/100, a mean average of 80.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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85/100
From 12/20/2019 17:11
A little Robert Johnson listening goes a long way. This is the CD to pick up; has all you need.
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From 05/15/2017 18:43
Groundbreaking yes. Something you want to listen to over and over. Not really.
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From 05/10/2015 05:10
Even the weird track sequencing doesn't keeps this from being the greatest collection ever released. Was an absolute must have when it was released, will always be a mind blowing collection.
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80/100
From 04/08/2015 08:14
The first time I listened to this album, the thought occurred to me: is this really just one guitar? On some of the songs, it seemed to me that there must be two guitars playing. Robert Johnson's skill was really striking. God only knows how many members of the British invasion of the 60's were influenced by this. The Rolling Stones covered "Stop Breaking Down" (and so, later, did the White Stripes) and "Love in Vain". John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton covered "Ramblin' On My Mind". Texas bluesman Johnny Winter covered "When You Got A Good Friend". "Sweet Home Chicago" and "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom" are blues classics covered by many.
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From 09/28/2014 13:52
Legend
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From 05/26/2014 05:40
He must have sold his soul to be that good.
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From 04/23/2014 13:48
Does anyone dare suggest that Robert Johnson is a little overrated? This is a good record, don't get me wrong. But does anyone listen to it all the way through? There's a certain monotony to hearing every song twice, even if it's a classic.
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From 12/13/2013 00:41
So authentic
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From 10/18/2013 16:53
Essential. Essential. Essential.
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From 10/01/2013 11:57
The complete recordings by Robert Johnson are better heard on THE CENTENNIAL COLLECTION (Columbia Legacy/Sony 2011) with much improved sound quality. Furthermore THE CENTENNIAL COLLECTION has got the alternates at the end of each disc (CD 1: SAN ANTONIO RECORDINGS; CD2: DALLAS RECORDINGS), which I prefer over listening to the alternative versions following the master takes.
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