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Rolling Stone (9/2/93, p.64) - "...adds no new discoveries to his discography, but it boasts clearer sound than the Yazoo reissues..."Q (9/93, p.96) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...[THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS] are as crude as you'd expect...nonetheless, the intensity and strangeness of `Dark Was The Night' suggests [Blind Willie Johnson] belongs among the heavy hitters..."30.94025

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JazzTimes (5/01, pp.116-7) - "...A laundry list of both modern and old school bluesmeisters interpreting the telling tales of Robert Johnson....there are many highlights..."Living Blues (5-6/01, p.74) - "...Offers a chance to hear some of today's most high profile blues artists tackle the most difficult fake book in the form. It is interesting and often entertaining..."23.32436

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Living Blues (5-6/01, p.101) - "...A thrilling compilation...containing 2 dozen 1963-1971 obscurities..."Mojo (Publisher) (10/00, p.124) - "...Rounds up the labels neglected artists and serves us a tune revelation....soul of a seriously high quality..."22.12985

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.104) - Ranked #27 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Johnson recorded only twenty-nine songs, but their evanescent passion has resonated through the decades..."Rolling Stone (12/2/70, p.50) - "...Johnson is just incredible: a great guitarist, a brilliant song writer, a tremendous singer...it's the highest art, the greatest beauty imaginable..."Q (7/01, p.86) - Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time" - "...Music that is stark, possessed and frighteningly intense..."Down Beat (5/24/62) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...He was a haunting singer and a poet....there is a variety of tempo and rhythm and attitude here that is a credit to the tradition, and in the hoarse directness of Johnson's voice there is an immediacy that cuts...through the 25 years since these tracks were made....His kind of emotional honesty takes bravery....Honor Robert Johnson...."Down Beat (5/24/62) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...He was a haunting singer and a poet....there is a variety of tempo and rhythm and attitude here that is a credit to the tradition, and in the hoarse directness of Johnson's voice there is an immediacy that cuts...through the 25 years since these tracks were made....Those words are strong on paper, but when one hears Johnson sing them they are stronger still, and beautiful. His kind of emotional honesty takes bravery....Honor Robert Johnson...."Vibe (12/99, p.158) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyLiving Blues (1-2/99, p.78) - "...will no doubt be irresistible to hardcore Johnson fans."13.44327

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JazzTimes (6/97, p.104) - "The Jellyroll Kings deal in gritty juke joint splendor....this all-the-way-raw collection highlights...spontaneous interaction and real deal abandon....authentic feel and unbounded enthusiasm..."Option (7-8/97, pp.112-113) - "...The charms of OFF YONDER WALL outweigh all the negatives....doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not. It's blues, plain and simple...sloppily true to the heart of the music."Musician (3/97, p.90) - "...The Jelly Roll Kings...know how to groove....They also know how to get low-down, psychedelic, demented and sweaty, which brings out the best in Johnson's often whimsical musical imagination on guitar. All three of them deserve to be a much bigger deal..."0.2568966

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Living Blues (7-8/02, p.67) - "...Several of [Blind Willie] Johnson's songs are on the play list...and on these Brown's gruff vocals and keening bottleneck guitar effectively evoke the power of his predecessor's music..."0.2356245

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Q (p.156) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his was the record that sealed his guitar-hero status and, for the first time, put a blues album in the UK Top 10."Q - RecommendedDown Beat (8/95, p.55) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good/Excellent - "...Clapton displays enough control and buoyant enthusiasm in his playing to justify the scrawling of `Clapton is God' on London walls....Mayall, meantime, explores the upper range of his pale voice with urgency and conviction..."Musician (4/95, p.76) - "...Clapton blazes with a maturity beyond his years, and his tone pierces and rumbles with a freedom he's rarely evoked since....shows how even the greats can be elevated by the right rhythm section..."Living Blues (p.67) - "Clapton's fire on cuts like the Freddy King instrumental standard 'Hideaway' and Robert Johnson's 'Ramblin' On My Mind' shaped the scholarly blues exposition Clapton would display most of his career."Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] classic of its time that hasn't dated. While your ears expect a guitar-fest, it's Mayall's assured vocal that hits first."0.1617532

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Q (p.156) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his was the record that sealed his guitar-hero status and, for the first time, put a blues album in the UK Top 10."Q - RecommendedDown Beat (8/95, p.55) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good/Excellent - "...Clapton displays enough control and buoyant enthusiasm in his playing to justify the scrawling of `Clapton is God' on London walls....Mayall, meantime, explores the upper range of his pale voice with urgency and conviction..."Musician (4/95, p.76) - "...Clapton blazes with a maturity beyond his years, and his tone pierces and rumbles with a freedom he's rarely evoked since....shows how even the greats can be elevated by the right rhythm section..."Living Blues (p.67) - "Clapton's fire on cuts like the Freddy King instrumental standard 'Hideaway' and Robert Johnson's 'Ramblin' On My Mind' shaped the scholarly blues exposition Clapton would display most of his career."Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] classic of its time that hasn't dated. While your ears expect a guitar-fest, it's Mayall's assured vocal that hits first."0.1617532

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Rolling Stone (4/18/91) - 4.5 Stars - Excellent Plus - "...One of the greatest of the guitar evangelists...but his influence could be heard in a diverse range of performers, from Fred McDowell and Muddy Waters to Bob Dylan and Alex Chilton..."Living Blues (1/91 - 2/91) - "...one of the greates purveyors of bottleneck styled guitar...As with all great sanctified music, Johnson's performance are compelling because of their conviction..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/01, p.47) - "...His growling bass probably inspired Charley Patton in performances of religious material....while somber swing of his slide-guitar is echoed in the work of both Patton and Bukka White."0.1485167

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Rolling Stone (p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "A BROKEDOWN MELODY maintains a mood so even-keeled that it's hypnotic."0.137771

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Entertainment Weekly (12/23/94, p.66) - "...[an] excellent compendium of classic jazz piano..." - Rating: A0.1015115

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Living Blues (p.62) - "The compilation takes listeners on a chronological journey of blues history from its earliest recordings to the postmodern forays of R.L. Burnside and Fat Possum Records....All in all a fine comprehensive view of the blues."0.09417102

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Clash (magazine) (p.99) - "Cat Power, as ever, stands out, with a version of 'Amazing Grace' that could put a lump in the throat of even the most hardened cynic. A stunning reminder of a global problem."Record Collector (magazine) (p.104) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] cohesive, yet far-reaching collection that spans a vast selection of contemporary talent..."0.09322456

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Jazziz (12/95, p.28) - "...often exuberant, often atmospheric, and always delightful....Everything about this project, from the all-star lineup to the refreshing material, is praiseworthy..."0.09140047

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JazzTimes (4/97, pp.87-88) - "...a degree of sensibility to specialist collectors' needs that is seldom, if ever, in evidence on similar productions by major labels....almost everything included in the set can be assumed to be new to classic jazz collections begun in the CD era, not to mention many historically comprehensive LP collections..."0.08459293

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