King Of The Delta Blues Singers (compilation album) by Robert Johnson

King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
(Compilation album)
Year: 1961
Overall rank: 908th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 399 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1961 (2nd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (95th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (908th)
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From 07/05/2021 05:29
Collection of hugely influential recordings. By the time this was released in 61, the torch had already been passed on to others like Howlin' Wolf, Lightning Hopkins and others, and the recording quality obviously doesn't compare. Really the best of the 1930s.
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From 02/08/2021 23:23
Growing up, my uncle and father taught me that the blues was pretty much the most essential music genre of all time. And now I finally realize this to be true. There is something so vital about Johnson's music, his lyrics, his nonstop guitar licks. Of course, this music influenced very many great musicians and those musicians have stayed some of the most influential as well. Without the blues, there would be no rock. And without rock, nearly my entire music collection would be gone.
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From 01/18/2021 13:49
It would be an understatement to call these recordings merely influential on the music I care about.
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85/100
From 11/16/2020 12:45
É o avô de todo rock que veio depois!!
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From 10/02/2020 04:27
81/100

Best tracks: Crossroads Blues, Last Fair Deal Gone Down, Rambling On My Mind, Stones In My Passway, Hellhound On My Trail
Worst track: 23-20 Blues

The most astounding thing about this record is the clear impact and influence it would come to have on music released 30+ years after these tracks were recorded. Truly a revolutionary, Johnson helped to usher in the Blues Rock genre that would essentially dominate the rock scene of the late 60s and early 70s.
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90/100
From 06/13/2020 15:04
I hear here the influence that Robert Johnson has to Led Zeppelin you can hear here pure blues all track are good and I understand why they say he sell his soul to the devil. Great work bad that the sound quality was not so good at that time but what I can hear is a good guitar player and a great singer
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75/100
From 04/18/2020 20:17
Highlights:

Hellhound On My Trail
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From 08/02/2019 16:38
Such a captivating and mysterious glimpse of the progenitor of so much of what rock'n'roll music came to be. These tracks were culled from two recording sessions before his death at the age of 27. We're lucky to have them. The poignancy of the lyrics hint at a man who was wise beyond his time and his age and was able to find beauty from his melancholy. Haunting.
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From 11/30/2016 15:18
Only discovered this amazing collection 15 years ago very deep south sounding but blues thru and thru .
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From 08/02/2016 18:30
There's been more than 20 years that I started listening to R. Johnson. I never get tired of this. It's so deep.
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Best Albums of 1961
1. My Favorite Things by John Coltrane
2. King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
3. Sunday At The Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio
4. Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
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