The Blues Project

The Best of the Blues Project [Rhino]

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With the exception of a live version of "Flute Thing" from the Blues Project's 1973 reunion concert included only on the CD version, this compilation is culled entirely from the albums Live at the Cafe Au-Go-Go, Projections, and The Blues Project Live at Town Hall, all recorded and released in the period 1966-1967. Just as those individual albums do, it confirms the acclaim accorded the Blues Project at the time. The group's sophistication and ability to create a hybrid of musical styles keeps the music from sounding dated. In fact, this music not only stands as among the best of its time, but it continues to appeal where much of the music made simultaneously fails to escape its era. (Not to be confused with Best of the Blues Project, Verve Forecast FTS 3077 [1969 07], which is an earlier compilation with a different selection of songs.)

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