Vanguard Releases Blues from Newport

New from Vanguard Records is Newport Folk Festival: Best of the Blues 1959-68, a 3-CD set of live festival recordings featuring music by Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Bukka White, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Reverend Gary Davis, and Skip James. Each disc features one style – “Delta Blues,” “Country Blues” and “Urban Blues.” The set also features 11 previously unreleased tracks from the likes of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Memphis Slim. Also new from Vanguard, who owned the exclusive recording rights to festival from 1959 to 1966, is Newport Folk Festival: Best of Bluegrass, 1959-66.