Atlantic Blues 1949 – 1970

by Modculture 13 June, 2007

Atlanticblues If you’re into your vintage blues – or want to hear more, it might be worth checking out Atlantic Blues 1949 – 1970, a limited edition (and numbered) four CD boxset featuring the pick of Atlantic’s blues output.

Atlantic Blues features 80 tracks culled from the label’s first four decades, featuring virtually every style of blues imaginable, including Professor Longhair, Leadbelly, Jimmy Witherspoon, Champion Jack Dupree, Esther Phillips, Freddie King, Otis Rush, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Blind Willie McTell, Joe Morris, Joe Turner, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Yancey and T-Bone Walker

It’s sold in a sepia-toned 12-inch x 12-inch box that includes a booklet filled with extensive liner notes and rare photos. It’s sold via Rhino Handmade and limited to 3,000 copies, retailing for $79.98 (around £40).

Find out more at the Rhino website