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Thursday, 27 November 2008
Roy Brown & Wynonie Harris - Battle of the Blues Volume 2 (King LP 627)
Thanks to Joan for these vinyl rips of the second in the “Battle of the Blues” series of LPs released by King. This particular collection was released in 1959 and once again the battle is between two of the greatest R&B vocalists of all time – Wynonie Harris and Roy Brown. Whereas the first volume featured rockin’ rhythm and blues, the second volume is a compilation of mean and moody slow blues tracks. Might I make so bold as to suggest that Roy Brown is the winner here? Download and decide for yourselves, blues fans!
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