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The Best of British Blues, Vol. 1 [Varese]

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The Best of British Blues, Vol. 1 features a hefty dose of classic songs from the golden age of British blues. All the big names are here: the Yardbirds, Jeff Beck, Savoy Brown Blues Band, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, and many more. Plus, in addition to the many marvelous performers, there are plenty of classic blues songs here, longtime favorites like Howlin' Wolf's "Smokestack Lightning," John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom," "Train Kept A-Rollin'," "Bright Lights, Big City," and more. Overall, this is a great best-of-the-best collection featuring not only classic performers but also classic songs. A great place to begin investigating British blues.

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