Proper Box has released a 4CD box set titled The Birth Of British Blues. The collection highlights the pioneering artists who laid the groundwork for the blues and rock boom of the 1960s in the UK. These highly influential artists had a profound effect on British, American, and global popular music.
Starting from Trad Jazz roots, through to Skiffle and Folk Blues, the anthology eventually lands on the harder edge Chicago Blues and R&B. This compilation documents the evolution of British music leading up to its golden age in the 1960s and 1970s.
All of the pioneers are included including Chris Barber, Ken Collyer, Lonnie Donegan, Cyril Davies, Alexis Korner and many more.
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