The Grammy's is the ultimate award for your accomplishments as an artist in the field of recorded music. It is on par with the Academy Awards for motion pictures. I have my own thoughts and opinions about the award process but that is another conversation for a different time.
The Ultimate Grammy Collection is seven different compilation CDs with the following categories: Classic and Contemporary Pop, Classic and Contemporary Country, Classic and Contemporary R & B, and Contemporary Rock.
If these particular choices suit your taste or not, there is certainly plenty of variety. The one thing you can count on for all seven volumes is you will not hear a flop in the lot. In addition, more than likely you will recognize at least 99 percent of the tracks, whether you are a passive radio listener or a total music junkie.
One of my favorite CDs was the Classic Country set. This surprised me as I thought the Contemporary Rock set would be the most desirable for my taste. The rock CD was good, featuring such artists as Living Colour, Melissa Etheridge, Soul Asylum, and many others. The Classic Country set grabbed me because it lead off with one of my all time favorite tracks "King of the Road," by Roger Miller. Then of course the classic "A Boy Named Sue," by the legendary man in black Johnny Cash. Sixteen tracks in all and everyone is great song. All seven CDs are the same; you never become disinterested in what you are hearing.
The main appeal of gathering all seven CDs for your collection is the eclectic coverage not to mention the huge crossover appeal and large time span that it encompasses. After listening to all the CDs, I can honestly say it was an enjoyable ride through time and I found myself smiling and singing along quite frequently. That is the intent of producing sets like this and it may encourage listeners to look further into artists and rejuvenate some back catalog sales. It is all good for the consumer, the labels, and the artists.