- The Rough Guide To Jug Band Blues
- Wizz Jones, Pete Berryman & Simeon Jones – Come What May
- She'Koyokh – First Dance On Second Avenue
- The Rough Guide To Ethiopian Jazz
- The Rough Guide To Hillbilly Blues
- Lost In China
- Debashish Bhattacharya – Hawaii To Calcutta: A Tribute To Tau Moe
- Ray Charles – The Rough Guide To Ray Charles
- The Rough Guide To Peru Rare Groove
- Brexit Blues
- The Rough Guide To Delta Blues
- Buddy Holly – The Rough Guide To Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Latest WMN Releases
The Rough Guide To Hillbilly Blues
When it was first recorded, country blues was played by both black and white troubadours alike, whose music shared much in common. From the legendary yodelling of Jimmie Rodgers to the sublime guitar picking of Sam McGee, The Rough Guide To Hillbilly Blues showcases many classic and forgotten recordings by white artists in the country blues style.
First Dance On Second AvenueShe'Koyokh
Klezmer and Balkan music’s finest She'Koyokh take you on a journey of delight from polyphonic Bulgarian singing to a Serbian song about pigeons and raspberries, and from a tale told in a Turkish sauna to a love song for a gypsy girl with penetrating green eyes.
The Rough Guide To Jug Band Blues
By incorporating all manner of homemade instruments, jug bands were hugely popular in America during the 1920s and early 1930s. With an unparalleled vibrancy this ‘do it yourself’ and often overlooked approach to music was highly influential in the history of the blues.
Come What MayWizz Jones, Pete Berryman & Simeon Jones
Fellow acoustic guitar innovators and long-time friends Wizz Jones and Pete Berryman have unmistakable styles that beautifully complement each other. With textured accompaniment by Simeon Jones on saxophone, harmonica and flute this is an album of great song writing and seamless musicianship.
Lost In China
From the bustling chaos of Beijing to the deserts of Xinjiang, Lost In China celebrates a new generation of artists who, united by their desire to explore and at times confound local traditions, have not previously been heard outside their homeland.
Joint ControlJohn Renbourn & Wizz Jones
Recorded shortly before John Renbourn’s death in March 2015, this landmark album brings together two of the most important and influential acoustic guitarists of our era. Great friends for over 50 years and regular playing partners for the last two years of John’s life, their mutual respect and musical understanding shines through these historic recordings.
The Rough Guide To Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Buddy Holly’s influence was as profound and eternal as his career was brief and tragic. Over little more than two years between 1956 and 1958, he wrote and recorded some of the most iconic rock and roll records of all time. This lovingly remastered selection of classic tracks pays tribute to a legend whose musical legacy lives on.
The Rough Guide To Ray Charles
The undisputed ‘genius of soul’, Ray Charles’ golden period is presented here with a handpicked selection of tracks from his 1950s heyday. A true innovator and inspiration to soul singers and rock vocalists alike, Ray Charles transcended racial boundaries and changed the shape of popular music.
The Rough Guide To Blues Women
From the classic blues of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey to female country blues pioneers Memphis Minnie and Geeshie Wiley, this Rough Guide explores the hugely significant and often overlooked role that women have played in the story of the blues.
Hawaii To Calcutta: A Tribute To Tau MoeDebashish Bhattacharya
Hawaii To Calcutta: A Tribute To Tau Moe explores one of the most unexpected and mysterious untold stories in the history of the guitar: how it arrived in India from Hawaii and was popularised by one man, Hawaiian slide guitar legend Tau Moe.
The Corner House SetAidan Coffey with Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn & Colm Murphy
The Corner House Set celebrates traditional Irish music at its best. Virtuosos Aidan Coffey, Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn and Colm Murphy combine accordion, fiddle, bouzouki and bodhrán to deliver a rip-roaring album inspired and named after one of Cork City’s nest public houses. ‘excellent traditional music from start to finish, chosen with taste and played with skill’ Peter Browne RTE Radio, Ireland
The Rough Guide To Gospel Blues
The huge musical influence of the church has meant that gospel music and the blues have long been intertwined. From the true guitar evangelists such as Blind Willie Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis to blues legends Charley Patton and Skip James, these recordings illustrate how the line separating the Lord’s song and ‘devil’s music’ was very thin.
Brexit Blues offers a light-hearted yet poignant collection of folk, roots and blues music from across Europe, lamenting a decision that confounds those of us who openly welcome our neighbours and celebrate cultural diversity.
The WMN Store
All MP3s available for purchase in the World Music Network Store are encoded at 320kbps to ensure a high sound quality. All tracks in the Introducing and Riverboat labels, as well as a selection of Rough Guide titles, are available for download as individual MP3s or as part of an album bundle.