Sunday, March 10, 2013
Various - Genesis: The Beginnings Of Rock Vol. 3 - Sweet Home Chicago
Over the last 40 years, the Chess catalog has been extensively reissued, but some of the cuts off of "Genesis" remain rare and hard to find even today. Although "Genesis" volume one stuck largely to material that had previously been issued on 78, volumes two and three opened up the gates with rare unissued cuts and alternate takes that had not seen the light of day since they were first recorded.
Although 12 volumes were originally slated for the "Genesis" anthology, it was sadly not to be. Critically acclaimed at the time they came out, it was either due to lack of sales, or perhaps due to co-compiler Mike Leadbitter’s untimely death in 1974 that saw the series grind to a halt after just three installments. The third and final volume, compiled by Mike Rowe, was dedicated to Mike Leadbitter when it came out in 1975. Today, they’re prized collectors items, holding a special place of honor among those who are lucky enough to have them in their collection.
At the same time as my postings "Blues Unlimited Podcast" is doing a couple of shows based on The Genesis boxes. The text above has been "borrowed" from their site. Click on the link under "Blogs well worth visiting"
Enjoy it and the LP's recently posted as I'm taking a well deserved break.
Disc 1: http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/7541617/file.html
Disc 2: http://www50.zippyshare.com/v/20271618/file.html
Disc 3: http://www50.zippyshare.com/v/75788957/file.html
Disc 4: http://www50.zippyshare.com/v/95300148/file.html