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    Left of the Dial was one of my favorite purchases from when i worked at tower records. that and Peel Slowly and See from the Velvet Underground.
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    I agree that Left of the Dial and No Thanks! are excellent as well.
    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

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    Dylan's "Biograph" is pretty essential for Dylan fans. Lots of b-sides & alternate takes, all arranged non-chronologically. A very fun listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greghead View Post
    Dylan's "Biograph" is pretty essential for Dylan fans. Lots of b-sides & alternate takes, all arranged non-chronologically. A very fun listen.
    This was my first thought

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    We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.

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    Loud, Fast and Out of Control is a great box set covering the initial wave of rock and rollers. Since that was mostly singles-based, it's a huge score. There's also the Motown Singles box sets and the Stax singles collections. The original Stax/Volt box is the most worthwhile, as it's 9 discs and covers their most essential years. Also would highly recommend Breaking Through by Beat Happening and Out of Cold Storage by This Heat. Both are complete discographies of excellent bands, and great ways to get yourself more familiar with, respectively, the Pac Northwest twee scene and the Cambridge prog/post-punk underground.
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    Ok ok easy there, Encyclopedia Brown. No need to shut the thread down in under 10 posts
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    This has some holes but it's a good starter.

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    Essential. Listen to this and the early Chess recordings and you'll get Elvis.




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    Spotify is teh best boxed set.
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    This is on Spotify:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Loud, Fast and Out of Control is a great box set covering the initial wave of rock and rollers. Since that was mostly singles-based, it's a huge score. There's also the Motown Singles box sets and the Stax singles collections. The original Stax/Volt box is the most worthwhile, as it's 9 discs and covers their most essential years. Also would highly recommend Breaking Through by Beat Happening and Out of Cold Storage by This Heat. Both are complete discographies of excellent bands, and great ways to get yourself more familiar with, respectively, the Pac Northwest twee scene and the Cambridge prog/post-punk underground.
    CRASHING Through which I only know about because of another time you posted about it! Great band.

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    Pretty much everything you need from them except for the double live album. Includes B-sides, random live recordings, etc. I picked this up at Amoeba back in college on the cheap.

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    Naked City - Complete Studio Recordings

    Dusty Fingers The Complete Collection

    Syl Johnson - Complete Mythology

    Philadelphia International Classics: The Tom Moulton Remixes

    Art Blakey - The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers

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    Oh that Art Blakey one reminds me of the Miles sets: Live at the Cellar Door, Live at the Plugged Nickel and the Complete In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute to Jack Johnson and On the Corner. Each and every one is super worth snagging.
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