The Roots Of Captain Beefheart
"18 Mississippi delta blues, free form jazz and brooding swamp boogie songs that inspired the legendary artist including Howlin' Wolf, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk & more. A respected artist, an experimental musician, a former collaborator with Frank Zappa, a man inspired by free jazz and the blues and a huge influence on the punk and various new wave scenes that followed, Captain Beefheart is legendary for his ability to mix and match sounds and musical styles and make them into something wholly unique. This collection gathers a cross section of music that inspired the man to reach yet further out during the late '60s." Other artists include Tommy Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Sunnyland Slim, Ornette Coleman, The Nutmegs, The Turbans and Cecil Taylor.