Planete Blues 2 – The Best Of Blues Rock

Planete Blues Second Edition

My Copy Of Planete Blues 2 – The Best Of Blues Rock

This is an interesting CD. It actually just resurfaced again when I was looking for a different album. I must have bought this one over 20 years ago and after a quick check online, it appears that this Blues compilation was never originally released on the American market. If I recall correctly, I probably bought it via “zweitausendeins”, a German music retailer that specialized in offering package deals – such as the whole Beatles collection for instance – at very affordable prices.

There is nothing special about this CD, other than the rather unusual mix of tracks. Just to give you an example: when somebody would ask you about what you would think should go on a “Best of Blues Rock CD”, would you come up with Jean-Jacques Goldman’s “Peur De Rien Blues” or Etta James’ “Spoonful”? Probably not, right?

Anyway, here is the track list:

1. Muddy Water, Got My Mojo Working
2. Etta James, Spoonful
3. Dale Hawkins, Suzy Q
4. Muddy Waters, I’m Ready
5. Howlin’ Wolf, Sitting On Top Of The World
6. Koko Taylor, Big Boss Man
7. Willie Dixon, Walking Blues
8. Elmore James, Dust My Broom
9. Howling Wolf, Built For Comfort
10. Jimmy Reed, Bright Lights, Bright City
11. Ten Years After, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
12. Jean-Jacques Milteau, Sweet Home Chicago
13. Joe Cocker, St. James Infirmary
14. Luther Allison, Early In The Morning
15. Calvin Russel, Crossroads
16. Canned Heat, Big Road Blues
17. Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Sky Is Crying
18. Jean-Jaques Goldman, Peur De Rien Blues
19. Canned Heat, Got My Mojo Working

The spelling of the word “Planete” in the title and the fact that Jean-Jacques Goldman made it on this compilation makes me want to think that this CD was French/German production.

Again, this is just a compilation, which looks like a rather random collection of a few blues and blues-like numbers. But for all the collectors out there, you can actually get Planete Blues 2 – The Best Of Blues Rock here in the States with a little bit of research and luck.

Published date: November 16th, 2014 by Ulrich Peise

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