Alongside the six-album set MSESET7 is a half-hour Blues Nuggets sample complication (MSES707).
The Set’s first two albums feature renowned guitarist and singer,Lonnie Johnson and the wild hokum music of The Famous Hokum Boys (Big Bill Broonzy, Georgia Tom and Frank Brasswell). The Songsters and Saints volumes 1 and 2 make up the final four albums in the Set under the headings:
Songsters: Dances and Travelling Shows, Comment, Parodies & Ballad Heroes
Saints: Baptist and Sanctified Preachers, Gospel Soloists and Evangelists,
Songsters: Medicine Show Songsters, Songsters East And West
Saints: The Straining Preachers, Saints of Church and Street
These final albums contain wonderful, iconic and memorable tracks which bring the original Bluesmaster series of 42 albums on seven sets to a rewarding and amazing climax.
These early Blues recordings on what was termed ‘race’ records by the white-owned record companies were intended for an exclusively black audience. These same companies issued ‘hillbilly’ music for the white audience. The importance of these early Blues and Gospel recordings cannot be underestimated: they form the backbone of rock ‘n’ roll, R & B, Motown and other popular forms.
Now for the first time on CD and digital sites, here is the opportunity for collectors new and old to acquire this ground-breaking series at an affordable price.
'A perfect conclusion to the series and offers the listener a variety of songs and spoken word that they will thoroughly enjoy. I highly recommend this and the entire series.'
Steve Jones, Bluesblast Magazine
'A strong overview of pre-blues black music.' LA Jazz Scene
'A rare insight into the world of black musicians of the day… an absolute goldmine of early blues. An absolute must… the blues here is timeless.' Blues In Britain
'This collection is a look as far back into blues history as blues history goes, it’s some of the very earliest recordings ever made… Wonderful blues'. Blues Matters