The 100 Hits label is adding to its popular 100 Hits: Legends series with new box sets by Johnny Cash, Crystal Gayle, Showaddwaddy and BB King.
As the labels name suggests, each new set includes five CDs containing 100 original tracks by each artist, including most of their best-known hits. With a typical retail price of around £7-£8 for 100 tracks, they offer exceptional value for money.
Other new 5CD box sets in the 100 Hits series include Rock Anthems (with artists such as Foreigner, ZZ Top and The Ramones), Disco Classics (including Candi Staton, Rose Royce, Chic and The O’Jays), and 80s Rewind (including Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Madness and Simply Red).
This mammoth 5 CD set features many of the classic recordings which helped to establish this prolific performer as one of the leading lights of the blues during the fifties, including his first hit, “Three O’ Clock Blues,” which topped the rhythm and blues charts in America for five weeks in 1951. The influence of big-band jazz was also never far from the surface as King applied his distinctive single-note guitar technique to compelling tracks from those much less sophisticated times such as “Every Day I Have The Blues,” “Take A Swing With Me” and “Sweet Little Angel.”