The Joy of Blues and Jazz

The Joy of Blues and Jazz

Discover three timeless surprise albums from favourites such as Aretha Franklin, Billie Holliday or Frank Sinatra, made to be heard on vinyl
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What will I be listening to?

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

The Best of Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters

Blue Train
John Coltrane

The Queen of Soul
Aretha Franklin

Its Time
Max Roach

Sonny Rollins - On Impulse!
Sonny Rollins

Birth Of Cool
Miles Davis

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 The Joy of Blues and Jazz

Beginning as a form of African American folk music, the blues was born in America's Mississippi Delta region in the 19th century. Its popularity spread across the US and the world and paved the way for the likes of rock, pop, soul and of course, jazz. Through blues’ bassy grooves and jazz’s improvisational swing, the two have stood the test of time and laid the foundations for much of the music we know and love today.
Picture of VinylBox curator Daryl Easlea


Daryl Easlea

Daryl is a writer, DJ and A&R consultant whose words have appeared in Record Collector, Mojo, Prog, the Guardian and Uncut. His books include Everybody Dance: Chic and the Politics of Disco and Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel. He is the co-editor and contributor to The Supreme Record Company: The Story of Decca Records 1929-2019.


"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