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Magic SamBlack Magic ... CD
Delmark, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Rough-edged blues from the west side of Chicago – a stone classic from the mighty Magic Sam – a player who was taken from us all too soon! On the west side, they mix plenty of soul in with their blues – and you can definitely hear that on this stone smoker – a record that ... read more CD

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Magic SamLive At The Avant Garde – June 22, 1968 ... CD
Delmark, 1968. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
A hell of a great record from Magic Sam – a really well-recorded live set from a small club in Milwaukee, and an album that really gets at all the gritty genius that made Sam so great! The set's almost equal parts blues and soul – definitely the former, but with plenty of funky ... read more CD

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New Taj MahalIn Progress & In Motion 1965 to 1998 (3CD set) ... CD
Sony, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 3CD ... $6.99
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(Digipack is intact but is water damaged.)

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Taj MahalReal Thing ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
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Taj MahalSacred Island ... CD
Private, 1998. Used ... $3.99
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New Mannish BoysWrapped Up & Ready ... CD
Delta Groove, 2014. Used ... $8.99
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(Penmark through barcode.)

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Percy MayfieldPoet Of The Blues ... CD
Specialty, 1950s. Used ... $8.99
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Percy MayfieldWalking On A Tightrope ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $21.99
Great work from R&B legend Percy Mayfield – one of the singer's most obscure sessions, and really more of a soul record overall! The album was done for Brunswick at the end of the 60s – and has lots of work from Chicago soul arrangers like Johnny Cameron and Willie Henderson – ... read more CD

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Floyd McDanielWest Side Baby ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... $7.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Memphis Slim & Willie DixonBaby Please Come Home! – Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon In Paris ... CD
Battle, 1962. Used ... $5.99
Rootsy blues from the team of Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon – recorded in Paris in the early 60s at the Trois Mailletz nightclub! The style here is much earthier than you'd guess from the date – the return to tradition mode that some players often experienced while working in the ... read more CD

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New Mississippi HeatDelta Bound ... CD
Delmark, 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Keb MoDoor ... CD
Epic/550 Music, 2000. Used ... $3.99
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Keb MoKeb Mo ... CD
Okeh/Epic, 1994. Used ... $0.99
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Johnny B MooreRockin' In The Same Old Boat ... CD
Delmark, 2003. Used ... $5.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Johnny B MooreTroubled World ... CD
Delmark, 1997. Used ... $5.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Mud MorganfieldSon of The Seventh Son ... CD
Severn, 2012. Used ... $6.99
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Muddy Waters Tribute BandYou're Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Dead & Gone) ... CD
Telarc, 1995. Used ... $3.99
With James Cotton, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and Greg Allman. CD

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Lemon NashPapa Lemon – The 1959 to 1961 Oster & Allen Recordings ... CD
Arhoolie, 1959/1960/1961. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Seminal recordings of Lemon "Papa Lemon" Nash from New Orleans – an artist who handled a ukulele with a soul that most blues musicians brought to the guitar! Despite the usual Hawaiian associations the instrument might have, the work here is all blues all the way through – ... read more CD

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Kenny NealWalking On Fire ... CD
Alligator, 1991. Used ... $5.99
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New Chris O Leary BandWaiting For The Phone To Ring ... CD
Vizztone/Fidellis, 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Snooky PryorReal Fine Boogie – The JOB Records Masters ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1950s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Classic work by one of the first and greatest harmonica players on the Chicago scene of the postwar years – the amazing Snooky Pryor, a player who took the humble instrument to territory that rivals that of the tenor or alto saxophone! Most numbers here have acoustic accompaniment on guitar ... read more CD

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New Ann Rabson with Bob MargolinNot Alone ... CD
Vizztone, 2012. Used ... $6.99
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New Jimmy RogersComplete Chess Recordings ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New Bobby RushIt's Alright ... CD
Ronn, Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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Bobby Rush & Blinddog Smokin'Decisions (CD & DVD) ... CD
Silver Talon, 2014. Used CD & DVD ... $6.99
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(Barcode has marker.)

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New Otis RushLost In The Blues ... CD
Alligator, 1977. Used ... $4.99
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Mem ShannonCab Driver's Blues ... CD
Hannibal, 1995. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, & OthersDrop Down Mama (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Some of the earliest blues ever recorded by the legendary Chess Records – material by a variety of artists caught at the very start of the 50s! The names here aren't as big as those of the stars who would firmly put Chess on the map later in the decade – but the work is a great ... read more CD

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JD ShortSonet Blues Story – JD Short – Recorded Live In St Louis 1961/62 ... CD
Universal, 1961/1962. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Watermelon SlimBull Goose Rooster ... CD
Northern Blues (Canada), 2013. Used ... $7.99
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(Digipack has a promotional sticker.)

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Bessie SmithCollection ... CD
Columbia, 1920s/Early 30s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Otis SpannSweet Giant Of The Blues ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
The last album ever from the mighty Otis Spann – and maybe one of the greatest, too! The set's got Otis working in a hip blend of blues and jazz – served up with some tight combo work from west coast players who include Tom Scott on tenor and flute, Max Bennett on bass, Luie Shelton on ... read more CD

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Dave Specter with Otis ClayMessage In Blue ... CD
Delmark, 2014. Used ... $8.99
Dave Specter is a blues guitarist with a long legacy on the Chicago scene – but on this album he also gets some help from windy city soul legend Otis Clay! Otis only sings on three of the album's thirteen tracks – but the setting with Specter really helps Clay find one of his strongest ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Sunset HeightsTexas Tea ... CD
Viceroy, 1994. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Koko TaylorBasic Soul ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Basic soul, plenty of blues, and a fair bit of funk as well – a killer from Koko Taylor, recorded in that best style of late Chess Records! Koko sings here more like a funky female soul artist than on her later blues – and the record crackles with energy right from the start, thanks to ... read more CD

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Melvin TaylorPlays The Blues For You ... CD
Evidence, 1993. Used ... $16.99
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(Out of print.)

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Walter TroutBlues Came Callin ... CD
Provogue, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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Joe Turner/T Bone WalkerBosses Of The Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Bluebird/BMG, 1969. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleIn Step ... CD
Epic, 1989. Used ... $1.99
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New Eddie Cleanhead VinsonOriginal Cleanhead (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
A really sweet late effort from bluesy soul singer and sax player Eddie Cleanhead Vinson – his dawn of the 70s comeback! Cleanhead covered a whole lot of stylistic range in earlier years, from big band vocalist, to R&B shouter, to bebop era alto sax player – and he comfortably ... read more CD

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T Bone WalkerEvery Day I Have The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
A sweet funky set from the mighty T-Bone Walker – a record that still includes loads of his wickedly sharp guitar lines, but which also gives him a tight groove with electric bass and great drums from the legendary Paul Humphrey! The bottom end here kicks as much as Walker's work on the top ... read more CD

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T Bone WalkerSuper Black Blues ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little set from T-Bone – recorded at the end of the 60s, with a lineup that includes other blues musicians like Joe Turner, Otis Spann, and George Harmonica Smith, plus jazz funk players like Paul Humphrey and Ernie Watts! The vibe is very laidback – and most tracks on the ... read more CD

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Little WalterBlues With A Feeling ... CD
Roots (Brazil), 1950s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Washboard Chaz Blues TrioMix It Up ... CD
Washboard Chaz, 2008. Used ... $5.99
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Muddy WatersAfter The Rain ... CD
Cadet/Get On Down, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Muddy's grooving hard and funky – with help from Cadet studio funksters like Charles Stepney, Phil Upchurch, Louis Satterfield, and Morris Jennings – one of the best ever of the once oft-maligned, now oft-beloved funk era Chess/Cadet albums! After The Rain has more of Muddy's classic ... read more CD

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Muddy WatersCan't Get No Grindin ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Muddy Waters can't get no grinding – but that's hardly a problem, given the strength of this sweet early 70s set! The album marks Muddy's return to more basic Chicago blues after his funky electric period on Chess – but the set's still got some of the trippier touches of a few years ... read more CD

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Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1968. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, ... read more CD
Also available Electric Mud ... LP 9.99

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Muddy WatersFathers & Sons (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1969. Used ... $8.99
One of the biggest albums of Muddy Waters' career – a key crossover effort that has Waters as the "father" working with "sons" Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield! The style here is still quite rootsy overall – and the double-length session features one album ... read more CD

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New Muddy WatersHard Again ... CD
Blue Sky, 1977. Used ... $3.99
Produced by Johnny Winter – with cuts that include "The Blues Had A Baby & They Named It Rock & Roll #2", "Little Girl", "Deep Down In Florida", "Jealous Hearted Man", and "Mannish Boy". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Muddy WatersHis Best 1947 to 1955 ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersHis Best 1956 to 1964 ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersMcKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A late 60s album on Chess Records – but one that serves to bring together all the best early work that Muddy Waters did for the label – including lots of original 45s and 78s! The range of music is really wonderful – the kind of tracks that first got Waters noticed in the first ... read more CD

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Muddy WatersParis 1972 ... CD
Pablo/Fantasy, 1972. Used ... $4.99
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Muddy WatersRare & Unissued (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $13.99
Rare and unissued work from Muddy Waters – mostly from his first decade at Chess Records – a time when both Waters and the label were helping reinvent the sound of blues in the postwar years! Muddy's already-released material is already so strong, it's hard to imagine the need for a ... read more CD

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Muddy WatersUnk In Funk ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
Muddy Waters definitely put the "unk" in funk – although back in his day, the word meant something different than in the 70s! This set features some great late Muddy for Chess – produced in conjunction with Ralph Bass, Muddy's longtime associate in the studio, and done with a ... read more CD
Also available Unk In Funk ... CD 2.99

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Muddy WatersUnk In Funk ... CD
Chess/Get On Down, 1974. Used ... $2.99
Muddy Waters definitely put the "unk" in funk – although back in his day, the word meant something different than in the 70s! This set features some great late Muddy for Chess – produced in conjunction with Ralph Bass, Muddy's longtime associate in the studio, and done with a ... read more CD
Also available Unk In Funk ... CD 7.99

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New Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin Wolf, & OthersFolk Festival Of The Blues ... CD
Argo (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
Not the folk festival you might expect – especially given that the blues here are electric – and a set that was recorded at a small Chicago club, not some stuffy outdoor concert on the east coast! The album's an early powerhouse meeting of the best Chess blues talents at the time ... read more CD

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Golden Big WheelerJump In ... CD
Delmark, 1997. Used ... $8.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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James WheelerReady! ... CD
Delmark, 1998. Used ... $6.99
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Artie WhiteCan We Get Together ... CD
Waldoxy, 1999. Used ... $5.99
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Big Joe WilliamsBaby Please Don't Go – The Essential Big Joe Williams ... CD
Cobra/Fuel 2000, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.98
Big Joe Williams was an artist who recorded often in Chicago, but he's got a style that's much more down-home – as you'll hear on this double-length set of vintage recordings! Many of the tracks were done for the Cobra label – who gave Williams' acoustic blues a showcase when other ... read more CD

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Big Joe WilliamsSonet Blues Story – Delta Blues, Shouts & Jump Songs By One Of The Last Great Bluesmen ... CD
Sonet/Verve, 1972. Used ... $6.99
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Sonny Boy WilliamsonBummer Road (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1957/1958/1960. New Copy ... $13.99
No bummer here, as the set's a really great one – filled with late 50s Chess Records sides by Sonny Boy Williamson – a number of which are previously unissued! The package does a great job of reviving this material for a newly-informed blues audience of the modern age – giving ... read more CD
Also available Bummer Road ... LP 11.99

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Smokey WilsonMan From Mars ... CD
Bullseye Blues, 1997. Used ... $5.99
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VariousBest Blues Album In The World . . . Ever ... CD
Virgin, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CD ... $5.99
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VariousCatfish Blues – Mississippi Blues From Jackson & Crystal Springs 1951 to 1967 ... CD
Blues Interactions (Japan), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $9.99
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VariousChess Blues (4CD box set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used 4CD + Book ... $14.99
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(Barcode has a mark.)

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VariousChicago Deep ... CD
Ronn/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s/1985. New Copy ... $22.99
Chicago's plenty deep – something we've known for years, being Windy City lifers ourselves – but this set really gets at the special sound of the city's blues scene – especially some of the overlooked hybrids that were coming out of the underground in the 70s and 80s! At that ... read more CD

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New VariousChicago Down Home Harmonica Vol 1 ... CD
Ol Chicago Records, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
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(CDr pressing.)

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New VariousDown Home Blues Classics Vol 5 – Memphis & The South 1949 to 1954 ... CD
Boulevard Vintage/Secret (UK), Early 50s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousEight Hands On Eight Keys – The Chicago Blues Piano Masters ... CD
Sirens, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The Chicago Blues Piano Masters are Barrelhouse Chuck, Detroit Junior, Erwin Helfer, and Pinetop Perkins doing solos and duets. CD

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VariousEssential Chicago Blues – Rarities Edition ... CD
Varese, Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
Chicago blues, but of the grittier variety – not the more punched-up, polished work of the Chess Records and Vee Jay scene – but material by a host of older blues musicians who were still laying down some gritty styles in the 60s! Most numbers here almost verge on a folk blues mode ... read more CD

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VariousFeelin' the Blues ... CD
GRP, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New VariousFortune Of Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Regency (Canada), Used ... $7.99
Raw & rare Detroit blues from the late 40s, 50s & 60s. CD
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VariousJewel/Paula/Ronn Blues Story ... CD
Jewel/Fuel 2000, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 17.98
A nice collection of the blusier groovers on Jewel and Paula – from the mid 60s and on through the 70s – with underappreciated gems from stars like Bobby Rush, Fontella Bass, Lightnin' Hopkins and Lowell Fulsom, plus equally strong singles by The Carter Brothers, Peppermint Harris, ... read more CD

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VariousLet's Have A Blues Ball! – The Music Of The Juke Joints ... CD
Arhoolie/Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
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VariousPlantation Blues – Cotton Patch & Tobacco Belt Blues ... CD
Saga (France), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
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New VariousSacred Steel – Traditional Sacred African-American Steel Guitar Music In Florida ... CD
Arhoolie, 1940s. Used ... $8.99
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VariousSlide Guitar – Bottles, Knives & Steel ... CD
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousStory Of The Blues (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1930s/1940s. Used 2CD ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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New VariousSun Records – 25 Blues Classics ... CD
Sun/Varese, Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
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VariousWest Coast Down Home Blues ... CD
Acrobat (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousWhen The Sun Goes Down – The Secret History Of Rock & Roll (4CD set) ... CD
BMG/Bluebird, 1920s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
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(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)
 
 



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