Best sounding CD of Robert Johnson recordings ?
October 8, 2009 4:59 PM Subscribe
What's the best sounding CD that contains music by the delta blues singer/guitarist Robert Johnson?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Currently I have a CD of his recordings titled "King of the Delta Blues Singers". It sounds like shit. I'm not talking the fuzz and pop of an old recording, but on the some of the higher notes, say in Terraplane Blues, the sound gets distorted and it sounds like the speaker is about to blow. This has happen on different audio equipment, be it at home, work or in the car. Also the actual volume of the recording sounds quite low.
Now, I'm sure I've heard better versions of these recordings, but of course don't have anything to back that up other than "I could have sworn this sounded better on another CD!"
Is there a comprehensive list of the CDs have been put out with Johnson's music and (This the key part) is there one that sounds particularly good despite the obvious archival qualities of the recordings?