Results for - CD & LP Box Sets...Alphabetically (Mostly)

2,218 voters participated in this survey

1. Do you own any box sets-which can also look kind of like books-of CD's or LP's (count tapes and other vinyl configurations if you like, too) by musicial acts you enjoy?

Yes
28%
613 votes
No
50%
1,089 votes
Undecided
5%
105 votes
Not Applicable
18%
393 votes

2. Below is a partial alphabetical list of artists by whom I have CD and/or LP box sets. Which of the following artist's box set do you have, or at least like or are interested in checking out their music?

Albet Ayler (free/spirual jazz saxophonist)
2%
36 votes
Garth Brooks (best-selling country album artst of all time)
13%
276 votes
Charlie Christian (jazz electric guitar innovator)
2%
52 votes
Rev. Gary Davis (influential acoustic folk/blues/gospel guitarist-singer)
1%
24 votes
Lorraine Ellison (unquely gifted, if commercially underrated, 1960's-'70's r&b singer)
2%
40 votes
Tennessee Ernie Ford (country/pop/gospel singer popular from the 1950's-'70's, jazzy vocally when he wanted)
5%
119 votes
Al Green (r&b-turned-gospel[-turned-r&b-and probably back again] singer with hits from the '60s-'90's)
6%
132 votes
Heavy The World (Baltimore progressive metal band, flirted with nu metal and other styles)
1%
22 votes
Iona (Christian Celtic prog rock band, now arguably better known outside Evangelical circles)
1%
29 votes
Robert Johnson (groundbreaking country blues singer/guitarist said to have sold his soul to Satan for his talent)
3%
59 votes
Kris Kristofferson (country singer/songwriter, best known for his songwriting and, possibly, movie acting)
7%
157 votes
Love (Los Angeles '60's-'70's proto-punk/psychedelic rockers who, sort of, influenced the Doors)
2%
41 votes
Curtis Mayfield (r&b polymath best known as member of the Impressions and his Superfly movie soundtrack)
4%
82 votes
Ken Nordine (creator of word jazz, also performed voiceovers for Levi's & other brands; TV ads)
1%
19 votes
Buck Owens (Bakersfield soundcountry singer; also co-hosted Hee Haw TV show 69-86)
4%
83 votes
Prodigal ('80's Christian pop prog rockers, stylistically like Styx without their vocal histrionics?)
1%
28 votes
Queen (English poppy prog rock band, eventually got into disco and r&b)
12%
270 votes
Radio Birdman ('70's Australian punk band named for a Stooges lyric, one member originally from Michigan)
1%
13 votes
The Statler Brothers (former Johnnty Cash's background singers, eventialcountry mainstays/TV variety show hosts)
6%
122 votes
T-Bone (Dominican-American Christian rapper; too oftenan iffy theologian, but iffy, but skilled verse spitter)
1%
24 votes
Richie Valens (Teen 50's rocker who died in same airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper)
6%
121 votes
Bill Withers (folkie soulster left music biz bitterly, but left sweet legacy)
3%
68 votes
Dwight Yoakam ('80's-'00's country guy whose neo-traditionalism first impressed SoCal punk club patrons)
5%
118 votes
The Zombies (most musically sophisicated of the bands who had N. American hits during mid-1960's British rock 'n' roll invasion?)
4%
93 votes
All
1%
30 votes
Not Applicable
64%
1,410 votes

3. Not all box sets in my collection are dedicated to a single act. Which among the following (not alphabetized) do you have or might interest you?

The Anthology of American Folk Music (6-CD reissue of early '50's three double-LP's of early 20th century U.S. vernacular musics; did much to set off the '50's-'60's folk revival)
5%
106 votes
From Where I Stand: The Black Experience In Country Music (title speaks for itself set; predates Darius Rucker, Jimmie Allen)
3%
73 votes
Goodbye, Babylon (6-disc set of black and white gospel singing & preaching taken from 78 r.p.m. records)
3%
58 votes
The Last Soul Company (6-CD set of mostly blues and r&b from Jacksion, MS's Malaco Records)
2%
40 votes
The Gospel According To Malaco (8-CD coffee table book set of soul gospel from Malaco & other labels the co. acquired)
2%
50 votes
Real Word 25 (3-CD sampling from catalog of Peter Gabriel's international music label, Real World Records)
2%
45 votes
The Journey of Chris Strachwitz (folk label Arhoolie Records' 40th anniversary 4-CD set with booklet telling the musical oddyssey of label's founder)
1%
30 votes
The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 11A: and Vol. 11B (two 5-CD sets collecting every A & B side of every single released on Motown & its other imprints in 1971; will accept gifts of the other volumes...!)
9%
191 votes
Mairzy Doats and Kookie Klassics (two TV advertised multi-LP sets of novelty and funy songs from the '40's-'60's)
2%
41 votes
The Disco Box (4-CD representation of the set's eponymous genre 1974-84, albeit mostly with rado edits)
5%
103 votes
A Life Less Lived (The Gothic Box) (3-CD+1-DVD introductory overview of goth musical aesthetic in music, ranging from punk & new wave to industrial & dance-rock)
2%
42 votes
The Real Music Box (25 Years of Rounder Records) (9-CD exploration of noted roots music label's diversity)
2%
39 votes
Not Applicable
77%
1,697 votes
All
2%
40 votes

4. Then there are, space considerations aside, the box sets yet to be had! Among the acts listed below, whose box sets do you have, or at least enjoy their music or interested in checking it out (these may not be alphabetical)?

The Allman Brothers Band (most critically renowned of defunct Southern boogie rock bands, so jam-oriernted to have toured with the Grateful Dead)
9%
197 votes
Black Sabbath (ground zero for so much metal to come, Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio eras both worth collecting)
9%
206 votes
The Carpernters (yes, I've a soft spot for soft rock [lava?!] sibling duo who ruled '70's adult contemporary radio)
13%
286 votes
Duke Ellington (jazz multi-talent a friend of mine probably rightly deemed to be the closest the US has come to producing a Beethoven)
6%
137 votes
Lefty Frizzell ('50's-'70's country vocalist whose influence runs deep as his death by alcoholism is unfortunate)
4%
84 votes
Isaac Hayes (Before Barry White, he embodied lush, trippy r&b fronted with a velvety basso bari' voice)
5%
110 votes
It's A Beautiful Day (a box of these '60's-current psych; folkies' work could be only one in my collection by a band whose name is a complete sentence)
4%
88 votes
Eartha Kitt (LOTS more to this lady than the original version of "Santa Baby" & playing Catwoman on the '60's Batman TV show)
3%
74 votes
Jerry Lee Lewis (Jimmy Swaggart's & Mickey Gilley's piano-pounding cousin made a killer '60's-'70's country post- '50's rockin')
6%
134 votes
Modern Jazz Quartet (best known for exemplifying the emotionall even keel of cool jazz, but plenty more diverse)
3%
59 votes
Ricky (Rick) Nelson (first TV-to rock&oll crossover, musically authentic as contemporatries like Elvis Presley, arguably diversifiesd better post-teen idol stardioom)
6%
135 votes
Osbisa (apparently still active UK-based Afro-pop group whose career extends back to the early '70's)
1%
22 votes
Parliment (cartoonish, Afro-fuiturist side of George Clinton's oddly commercial '70's prog funk empire [another being Funkadelic, by whom I've a box])
2%
43 votes
Quicksilver Messenger Service (perhaps fittingly, only boxes available on this San Fran' psych' band are of concert material, but one would still be worth having)
1%
26 votes
The Ramones (THE galvanizing band of US '70's punk rock?)
5%
99 votes
Johnnie Taylor (singer linking '60's soul from the South to the music now known as Southern soul)
2%
42 votes
Undercover ('80's-'90's Christian punk/new wave/alt rock/goth band leader's sadly gone atheist, but their work still holds up)
1%
27 votes
Gene Vincent (the rockabilly cat may be considered a one-hit wonder by some, but was prolific from late '50's to his early '70's death)
1%
32 votes
Hank Williams, Jr. (maybe much to bless and/or blame the Hillbilly Shakespeare's son for, but his catalog holds numerous gems)
7%
150 votes
X (epitomizers of literate, arty SoCal punk for a while from the '70's-'90's, now recording again)
1%
22 votes
"Weird" Al Yankovic (packaging of musical parodist's career retrospective is shaped like an accordian he still sometimes plays; cool!)
6%
130 votes
Not Applicable
62%
1,368 votes
ZZ Top (the facially hirsute Texas trio have adapted their metallic boogie to trends over the years without sacrificing their goofy heart)
11%
231 votes
All
2%
33 votes

5. The music business now makes more money from streaming than physical sales, and many people listen to digitized playlists instead of physical music collections; the idea of boxed sets now seems diminished in appreciation. Even if you don't own any nor want any, can you see the value of box set to anthologize, or commemorate artists' work, or merely, as a record store own of my acquaintance has put it, "one-stop shopping" for a body of work?

Yes
37%
804 votes
No
20%
449 votes
Undecided
43%
947 votes
10/18/2019 Music 2218 53 By: jlrake

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