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Our musical artist index offers album recommendations and links to related material. 

The CD recommendations in this section typically focus on the essential, if I had to have one type of suggestion. We primarily will  highlight a compilation, anthology, or box set, but on occasion will emphasize a regular album.  Other sections of our web-site we review deeper into the artists work and point out essential niche releases and classic albums, the links will take you there. 

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Stevie Ray Vaughan  
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There have been a few Stevie Ray Vaughan compilations and even a box set. Of them, the two disc

His single disc, Greatest Hits, is short and incomplete, and was supplemented by The Real Deal: Greatest Hits Vol. 2.  As opposed to selecting both of the greatest hits albums, his two disc release, Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan, offers a better package. Not only is it much less expensive, it contains more music; 33 tracks versus 27 adding the two single disc collections. 

If you would like a single disc of Stevie Ray Vaughan, rather than one of the compilations, we would suggest one of his live albums. His first live release, Live Alive, originally released as two records deserves consideration. This set captures some of the best of material from Vaughan's first three albums as well as some classics covers. The material was gathered in July 1985, and July 1986. 

His box set, SRV, is not a compilation of previously released material repackaged, as two thirds of it was not previously released.  

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T-Bone Walker 
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Another fantastic release by the Proper label, a bargain, four CD's priced like two.

The sound on The Original Source is excellent for the time of its recording. The liner notes include historical information, photos, recording session breakdown, and credits. What more do you want? The material is sequenced chronologically from 1929 - 1951. I like the second disc the best. 

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T-Bone Walker was the inventor of the new blues, that is the blues one hears today as played by BB, Albert and Freddie King, Gatemouth Brown, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry and numerous blues-influenced rock groups. T-Bone Walker was the first bluesman to play the electric guitar, a renowned showman who electrified his audiences. He is the original source. Ninety tracks and a 44 page booklet make up this essential set from a true innovator.

The Original Source 
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Muddy Waters 
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The Anthology: 1947-1972 is a good introduction to my favorite of the Chicago era blues legends. This compilation doesn't start at the beginning of his career, but it does cover quite a bit of ground. It includes all of the big hits that have been covered over and over by blues and rock legends. However, if can afford it, The Chess Box with three discs, is even better.

While the studio recordings are essential, Muddy's live albums are a treasure. 

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The Who  
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The Who have too much strong material to have any sort of single disc collection that covers their entire career. Niche type of collections could work such as Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy, a collection of their early material. 

The Who, The Ultimate Collection, has an excellent song selection. We always felt that after Keith Moon's death, their material was not nearly as good. This collection coincides of our preference of the best Who music, as only four of the 35 tracks are from the post Moon line-ups.

The Who have re-mastered many of their albums and included generous amounts of alternative, outtakes and live versions making them quite appealing. 

The Who: The Ultimate Collection 
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Wings 
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Wings Over America

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Wings Over America is the monumental live album by Paul McCartney and Wings, originally released in December of 1976. Recorded throughout the band s Wings Over America U.S. tour dates earlier that Spring, the album reached #1 in the US in early 1977. Containing almost two full hours of music, Wings Over America offers a stunning rendition of Maybe I m Amazed, plus Wings classics such as Live and Let Die, My Love, & Let Em In. McCartney also included some Beatles classics into the set list, including Yesterday, The Long and Winding Road and more for the first time since the Beatles had broken up six years earlier. 

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