Journey into Blues

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Journey into Blues

The blues means different things to different people. For some listeners, the music is synonymous with the wailing guitar of the Texas tornado, Stevie Ray Vaughan, while for others it’s embodied by the gruff vocals of the Mississippi boogie man, John Lee Hooker. And then there are those who prefer their blues a little smoother and will gravitate to the soulful tones of the great blues balladeer, Bobby "Blue" Bland. Though all these artists are unique, what unites them is their passion for a deeply expressive style of music that was born in the Mississippi delta sometime during the 19th century.

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What will I be listening to?

Your box will include three albums from our current collection of eight albums:

Moanin' in the Moonlight
Howlin' Wolf

Preachin' The Blues
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

The Genius Sings the Blues
Ray Charles

Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock
George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Folk Singer
Muddy Waters

Joanne Shaw Taylor
Wild

Good as I been to You
Bob Dylan

Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas The Allman Brothers Band

What's in the box?

2x or 3x surprise albums

Each VinylBox contains carefully selected albums; a headliner, a household name and a hidden gem. (Don’t worry, before we ship, you can take a peek and veto an album or two.)

2x Exclusive Art Cards

Partnering with the EMI Archive Trust, each VinylBox contains two beautiful art cards, depicting moments from music history.

1x VinylBox sleeve note

Our beautiful sleeve notes produced in collaboration Universal Music’s uDiscover team offer stories into some of music’s most fascinating movements, artists and albums.

About this collection

Introducing Journey into Blues

The blues means different things to different people. For some listeners, the music is synonymous with the wailing guitar of the Texas tornado, Stevie Ray Vaughan, while for others it’s embodied by the gruff vocals of the Mississippi boogie man, John Lee Hooker. And then there are those who prefer their blues a little smoother and will gravitate to the soulful tones of the great blues balladeer, Bobby "Blue" Bland. Though all these artists are unique, what unites them is their passion for a deeply expressive style of music that was born in the Mississippi delta sometime during the 19th century.
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Curator

Gordon Smart

Gordon Smart is our Head of Music at VinylBox - he has lived and breathed music all his life, hosting shows on Radio X for 10 years between 2011 and 2020.

 

"I received my box today and was completely thrilled! Such a great selection, love the quality of the information included in the box and the postcards are a great touch. Have already recommend to friends!"

Ida Weatherall

"Good selection of vinyl, all new and packaged well. The art cards received are nice doubling up as post cards on the back. Value for money is tip top too and would recommend as a means of finding new music and broadening your collection."

Dan Robinson

"So happy with everything. I ordered one of the collections as a gift and it all went swimmingly. The delivery was as promised and the surprise of the actual records was such fun. My friend loved them! What a great idea for a gift."

Caroyln Soper