Various Artists

As Good As It Gets: Country Blues

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For the most part, the Disky label's As Good As It Gets series lives up to its title, dividing early influential musical genres (gospel, cajun, hillbilly, jazz, etc.) into budget-priced two-disc samplers. As Good As It Gets: Country Blues includes 52 original classic performances from the likes of Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Minnie, Robert Johnson, Son House, the Memphis Jug Band, and Skip James. While collectors will more than likely already have this material, this compilation is a perfect place for curious listeners to begin.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:18
2 2:03
3 2:48
4 2:46
5
2:29
6 3:20
7 2:56
8 3:02
9 3:24
10 2:58
11 2:53
12
2:42
13 3:06
14
2:57
15 3:09
16 3:10
17 2:29
18 2:47
19 2:58
20 2:46
21 3:21
22 3:10
23 2:48
24 3:05
25 2:58
26 3:06

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:43
2
2:45
3 2:32
4 2:51
5 2:40
6 2:49
7 3:10
8 2:35
9 3:03
10 2:32
11 2:53
12 2:54
13 3:04
14
3:07
15 3:00
16 3:11
17 2:53
18 2:48
19 3:25
20 2:56
21 3:36
22 2:59
23 2:45
24 3:34
25 2:49
26 3:05
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