This is the (British) Blues

The four CD’s of the This Is The Blues series pay tribute to some of the great blues artists of all time and reflect the plethora of great British blues artists, many of whom have gone on to become classic rock superstars. The first two discs feature 18 tracks of songs written by either John Lee Hooker or Peter Green. While most blues fans know who Hooker is, some may not know Green. Green played in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and was the guiding force behind the original Fleetwood Mac. All four discs feature such British blues luminaries as Jeff Beck, Savoy Brown, Mick Taylor, Jack Bruce, Mick Jagger, Peter Green and Jim McCarty. There are also contributions by American artists such as John Lee Hooker, Southside Johnny and Billy Sheehan. Rounding out the contributors are some of the key British Blues artists who didn’t cross over to American rock fame such as Dick Heckstall-Smith, and artists more associated with rock, such as Ian Anderson, Gary Brooker and Arthur Brown. This is one of the few compilation series that clearly highlights the intersection of blues and rock.