George Coleman —
Bongo Joe ... LP Arhoolie, 1968. Near Mint- ....
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A record that sounds unlike anything else we can think of – a set that features raw, raspy vocals from George Coleman – sung over his own highly percussive work on a garbage can! The style is tremendous – hardly the gimmicky one you might expect, and a really darkly brooding sort ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Solid electric blues from the great Earl Hooker – a great guitarist who played this weird double-neck electric, making for lots of weird sounds and wobbly bits on the record! There's not as much funk as we know it on the set, but the whole thing's got the down and dirty feel of other sides ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully sophisticated soul from Etta James – a real departure from the raw shouting R&B of earlier years, and perfectly set to sparkling arrangements by the great Riley Hampton (who'd had similar success with Walter Jackson, Lorez Alexandria, and other Chicago soul stars.) Hampton's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has mostly split seams.)
A key album of 80s southern blues from Bobby – done in the slightly electrified, slightly modern style that was coming out of the Jackson scene at the time – in a way that helped find a home for so many artists after the decline of southern soul in the 70s! Material like this made ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bobby Rush —
Rush Hour ... LP Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good+ ....
A very obscure album on Philly International – and a rare Gamble-Huff blues session, cut by the legendary Bobby Rush. Chicago blues singer Bobby had been knocking around indie labels for the better part of the 70s, then strangely got the chance to work for Philly at the end of the decade ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
Bobby Rush —
Sue ... LP LaJam, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ....
One of Bobby's greatest albums – a mix of electric blues and southern soul, forged in the heat of the Malaco studios in Jackson! The album's titled after Rush's incredible 8 minute track "Sue" – a tale of young love that has a hilarious monologue in the middle about this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album