lonnie-johnson,The Very Best of Lonnie Johnson, King of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar: Acoustic and Electric 1927-1936, Shutter Island [Music from the Motion Picture], Violin, Sing the Blues for Me: African-American Fiddlers 1926-1949, Great Blues Guitarists: String Dazzlers

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Dirty Linen (p.44) - "[T]he sound quality is very good. This is a great place to get your introduction to one of the top steel guitarists, or to expand your collection..."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.46) - "[These songs] showcase his brilliance, revealing him as a six-string master on par with Lonnie Johnson or Eddie Lang..."0.7019789

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Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[T]here's a fine use of Americana, particularly a fragrant ballad from Johnnie Ray and a stinging number from Lonnie Johnson that will crumble your heart." -- Grade: AMojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "An exhilarating, terrifying and beautiful trip that draws perfect tonal and thematic connections between the 20th century 'minimalists', avant-gardists, and the modern post-classical crew..."0.5849824

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CMJ (11/15/99, p.23) - "...stands as a reminder of how powerful music was when it was made only with the simplest of tools."JazzTimes (8/00, p.127) - "...The beautiful packaging, excellent sound, and largely unfamiliar program make it a must for the jug band [and] blues crowd. But anyone interested in hearing the forbears of jazz violin, or Lonnie Johnson on his 1st instrument, or just great good-time music, should seek this one out."Dirty Linen (12/99-1/00, pp.88-9) - "...another masterpiece by rescuing the 2 dozen recordings...from dusty shelves, remastering them [and] adding a thorough and informative booklet essay....it is impossible to characterize this as simply 'fiddle' music..."Living Blues (1-2/00, pp.78-9) - "...this CD marvelously reminds us ...of the role that the violin played in '20s and '30s blues....A first-class production is every respect...VIOLIN deserves some awards."0.4094877

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The Wire (3/03, p.64) - "...A wonderful album....A convincing portrait of the sounds that were bouncing around Don Van Vliet's mind..."0.2124736

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Living Blues (11/03, pp.92-3) - "...It goes without saying that there has never been a collection quite like this..."0.1802898

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CMJ (7/3/00, p.25) - "...The first compilation ever assembled of Moore's early songs, on which he could rock and swing with the best of 'em....belting out the blues like a rumbling tempest..."Living Blues (11-12/00, pp.75-6) - "...Well worth having....his R&B efforts were polished for popular consumption in obvious hopes of latching onto the success of '50s hit-makers like Little Richard and Lloyd Price..."0.1802898

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Uncut (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]here are too many moments of transcendence on this double CD to mention them all....More a masterclass than a concert."Mojo (Publisher) (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Disc two's cuts are intense, cavernous and beautiful."0.1699788

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Rolling Stone (p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] stark blues by Lightnin' Hopkins, Fred McDowell and Skip James....It is the sound of a scene -- and a great label -- being born."0.1561355

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Living Blues (6/03, p.106) - "...On a song-by-song basis this is a rich journey through tradition....There's plenty here to goad even jaded veterans into either revisiting long-forgotten favorites or exploring yet-unblazed trails..."0.1502415

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Entertainment Weekly (11/16/01, p.136) - "...A stripped-to-the-bone, primer to some of the most vital music of the 20th century..." - Rating: B+Down Beat (May 2002, p.58) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...An impressive collection, telling America's story quite accurately via context and song..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.117) - "...Features most of the genres key players and seminal songs...plus some archival rarities and some new traditionalist songs..."0.0901449

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Down Beat (p.81) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "[W]hat really juices this joint is the contributions from the relative unknowns who brought the six-string guitar away from its origins as poor relation to the banjo and the Hawaiian steel guitar and into its contemporary role..."JazzTimes (p.93) - "For some, the stunning revelation here will be the masterful clarity of Barney Kessely. For others, it will be the sensuous ear candy of George Van Eps..."0.0901449

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