There are actually two separate CDs. The first one is named ‘Planete Blues – The Best of Blues Rock’ and features in my opinion a pretty decent collection on tracks that would in fact fall into this category. The second CD (Planete Blues – The Best Of Blues Rock 2) is a little weird, though. Because it’s seems to be a rather random compilation of tracks that I would personally not view as a logical fit for this genre. On top of that, I wonder what criteria the creators used to determine that those tracks would be considered for a “Best of” issue.
Anyway, back to the first CD. It’s packed with 24 tracks which I listed below. I bought this CD many years back ago in Germany. I just did some research, it seems that there are in fact a bunch of online stores that still carry this album, in case you are interested. I personally don’t think there is anything special when you look at the individual tracks. Don’t get me wrong, as a blues fan, I like the content of Planete Blues a lot, but it’s not that there are any hidden gems on it. Nonetheless, strictly for collection purposes, it might be something you want to look into.
A quick word to the title of this CD. ‘Planete’ is obviously French. And based on the fact that the second CD features a lot of French artists, I think the production is a German/French co-production.
So, not necessarily something I strongly recommend that you need to get your hands on it come hell or high water. But I guess Planete Blues could still be valuable to some of the collectors among us. If you have any questions about this CD that I wasn’t able to answer in this article of my video review about, just leave a comment below.
Here is the ‘Planete Blues – The Best of Blues Rock’ Tracklist:
John Lee Hooker – Della Mae
Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog
T-Bone Walker – Stormy Monday Blues
Bo Diddley – Diddy Wah Diddy
Muddy Waters – Key to the Highway
Howlin’ Wolf – Wang Dang Doodle
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim – Crazy for my Baby
Canned Heat – Dimple
Bo Diddley – You can’t judge a book by the cover
John Mayall – I’m your witch doctor
Sonny Boy Williamson & The Animals – Boom Boom
Muddy Waters – Manish Boy
Howlin’ Wolf – Red Rooster
Johnny Winter – Good morning little school girl
Canned Heat – Rollin’ and tumblin’
All Stars & Jeff Beck – Steelin’
Eric Clapton – Tribute to Elmore James
Yardbirds – I’m a man
Fleetwood Mac – Black Magic Woman
Yardbirds – New York City
Muddy Waters – Hoochie Coochie Man
Koko Taylor – What kind of man is this
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Constipation Blues
Chuck Berry – Worried Life Blues