Sunday, November 23, 2008

ROBERT CRUMB R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz, & Country

A while back, Robert Crumb released a book called Heroes of Blues, Jazz, & Country. It included a CD of various blues artists and this was the only way you could get a copy of the CD. Here is more about the book.

From the book description:
"Anyone who knows R. Crumb’s work as an illustrator knows of his passion for music. And all those who collect his work prize the Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats, and Pioneers of Country Music trading card sets he created in the early to- mid-1980s. Now they are packaged together for the first time in book form, along with an exclusive 21-track CD of music selected and compiled by Crumb himself (featuring original recordings by Charley Patton, “Dock” Boggs, “Jelly Roll” Morton, and others). A bio of each musician is provided, along with a full-color original illustration by the cartoonist. A characteristically idiosyncratic tribute by an underground icon to the musical innovators who helped inspire him, R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country is a must-have collection for Crumb aficionados, comics fans, and music lovers alike."

Here's the CD from this blues history filled book, featuring some well known and not so well known blues artists. Get it!

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roldo said...

This seems to actually be a completely different album - quite possibly the "Crumb" movie sountrack since that's the cover image that pops up. Still - some great tunes on it.

roldo said...

Further invetigation shows that the downloaded tracks are the "Heroes.." album. Maybe the titles are just different on my is prone to jokes.