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Get the Blues!

Get the blues! That’s what the Blues Music Association (BMA) and the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) want you to do. No, they aren’t trying to increase sales of some new version of generic Prozac. Rather, they’d like you to sample their sampler, Get the Blues! It’s designed to bring new fans to blues records, thus elating the BMA and enriching the NARM, and it’ll have a good chance to do so at its low price: $1.98.

The compilation includes tracks from both blues giants like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Honeyboy Edwards and contemporary artists like Keb’ Mo’ and Koko Taylor, as chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of music retailers who would be more than happy to see blues sales increase, especially if it happens in their stores.

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