Here at World Music Network, we are pleased to announce the addition of three new albums to our vinyl catalogue - just on time for Christmas! These LPs are limited editions on 180 gram vinyl and come with a free download card. Whether it's the Rough Guide to Bessie Smith, B.B.King or Indian Classical Music, they are all available via our World Music Network CD + Vinyl Subscription: each month, you will be able to select one vinyl album (or two World Music Network CDs) for just £5.97! They can obviously also be part of a one-off purchase, what ever you prefer!
Bessie Smith was the first superstar of the blues with one of the greatest voices of the twentieth century – dubbed ‘The Empress Of The Blues’, her majestic delivery and indomitable spirit were unsurpassed. Re-mastered for exceptional audio clarity, the emotional intensity and expressiveness of Bessie Smith still takes the breath away.
B.B. King is one of the longest-reigning blues monarchs in history. Armed with his favourite Gibson guitar affectionately named, ‘Lucille’ he has developed a truly unique guitar style. Thick left-hand vibrato, intense string bends and understated phrasing are perfectly mixed with his deep, booming voice. Listen to the legend’s early works lovingly re-mastered to perfection on this raw and bluesy Rough Guide.
India's classical music is deeply bound to the country's ancient mystical traditions. This unique Rough Guide brings together the greatest names in Indian Classical music, performing some of the most beautiful ragas of India’s classical legacy. Enjoy the musical artistry of legendary performers such as Shivkumar Sharma, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Zakir Hussain and Ravi Shankar.