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Live At Newport
Vanguard, 1960/1963. Used
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Man & The Blues
Vanguard, 1968. Near Mint- (reissue)
We love our Buddy Guy here in Chicago – and this set cut for Vanguard, one of his first full solo albums with his own band will always be a favorite! Buddy's late 60s sound was as charismatic as he'd always be, but there's an understated approach to his lead that's really wonderful, and hits ... LP, Vinyl record album
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On A Saturday Night
GNP, 1984. Very Good+
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Kind Of Blue, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Feel The Blues
JSP (UK), 1985. Used
No description available. CD
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Big Town Playboy
Ruf (Germany), 2009. Used
No description available. CD
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Jump Back Big T's In THe House
Blumert, 2010. Used
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True Blues
Concord, 2013. Used
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Glades/Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy
Little Milton's always been as much of a soul singer as a bluesman – and this overlooked gem from the 70s has him hitting equally well on both fronts! The set's a great precursor to Milton's 80s revival on Malaco – but has the singer working in Chicago, with these deep soul ... CD
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Cotillion, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
They got the title right on this one – and the album's a smoking batch of tunes that captures Freddie in all his guitar-driven glory! The set features Freddie working with a tight Atlantic studio group that includes King Curtis, David Newman, James Booker, and Billy Butler – but the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A long-overdue recognition of the blues contributions of Willie Dixon – a set that pulls him out of the indie ghetto and pushes him firmly into the mainstream with this key release on Columbia Records! Yet despite that placement, the style is nicely down home – a strong recreation of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Where It All Began
Chess, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Nasty nasty funk from the great Bo Diddley – one of his rare funky 70s classics for Chess – produced by Johnny Otis with a really tripped-out groove! The album's got an edge that seems to go even farther than some of Bo's other Chess work at the time – and picks up the full-on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Yazoo, 1931. New Copy (reissue)
Exactly the kind of a record to show why Skip James was really a cut above most of his contemporaries – a bluesman who works here with a sense of darkness and foreboding that really sets a chill to most of his tunes! There's less of the usual short-term sadness and smaller complaints of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Electric Mud
Cadet, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
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, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Alligator, 1973. Very Good
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Crown, 1960s. Good+
Kent recordings by BB – issued here in a mid 60s package with a pretty slick photo on the front! Cuts include "Good Man Gone Bad", "I'm King", "Partin Time", "You're On The Top", "Feel Like A Million", "I'll Survive", "Long ... LP, Vinyl record album
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King Size
ABC, 1977. Very Good+
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Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
Is it Fulsom or Fulson? We're not going to try and present ourselves as the authority, but what we can tell you is this collection features 27 tracks from the man, mostly raw blues, though a number of cuts are more produced, with full horn section and piano complementing Fulsom's guitar and vocals ... LP, Vinyl record album
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United, Early 60s. Very Good
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Alligator, 1977. Good+
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Turn On The Night
Alligator, 1981. Very Good
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Albert
Utopia/Charly R&B (UK), 1976. Used
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Telarc, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used
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Paris 1972
Pablo/Fantasy, 1972. Used
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Live In Japan 1974
Delmark, 1974. Used
Spare live material from the legendary Sleepy John Estes – a set that was recorded in Tokyo in the mid 70s, but wasn't issued in the US for many decades! Estes plays guitar and sings in a duo with harp player Hammie Nixon – who also sings a fair bit too, and creates this excellent ... CD
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Man From Mars
Bullseye Blues, 1997. Used
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United Superior, Mid 60s. Very Good-
Great raw sounds from Elmore James – and a record that definitely shows his strong connection to the early years of soul music too! The style is still blues, but the arrangements and production have lots of early soul inflections – bits borrowed from tighter R&B records, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+
Joe Turner returns to his roots, and lays down a fairly straight set of bluesy tunes from the old days of the Kansas City scene – done with a small jazz combo that includes work by Joe Newman, Lawrence Brown, Pete Brown, and Pete Johnson! After the raw hard R&B of Joe's bigger hit sides ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Folkways, Late 50s. Very Good-
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Chess, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP
A pretty nice little 2LP set – put together in the early 70s, and featuring material that Walter recorded for Chess during the 60s. As the title would imply, there's a lot of harmonica on the album – but Walter's vocals should also be given their due, as they're a bit more in the soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Time
Electro Fi, 2012. Used 2CD
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West Side Baby
Delmark, 1994. Used
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All Night Long
Delmark, 1997. Used
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Rhino, 1950s. Used
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Can We Get Together
Waldoxy, 1999. Used
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Ready!
Delmark, 1998. Used
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Cleanhead & Cannonball (Milestone)
Milestone, 1961. Used
An incredible album that has Cleanhead moving way past his usual bag! Sure, he's normally known as an R&B vocalist and alto player, but here, in one of those great Riverside "Cannonball Adderley Presents" sessions, Vinson gets into a whole new bag on some cuts. He's playing with ... CD
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Live at Slims Vol 1
Hightone, 1991. Used
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All Around Man
Rooster Blues, 1994. Used
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Flying Dutchman/Ace (UK), 1970. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy
Deep, lost, or long-buried blues and gospel records from the old days – creaky 78s that creep deep into the soul – beautiful stuff from Lottie Kimbrough, Robert Petway, the Anglin Brothers and more! Great stuff, from chugging rustic guitar and voice blues, to some very moving pre-R& ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Checker (Japan), 1969. New Copy
One of the funkiest albums ever cut by Little Milton – done at the end of the 60s with some hard Chicago soul arrangements from Gene Barge, and an overall style that mixes electric blues with some of the hard soul coming from the city's west side scene at the time! The album's much more of a ... CD
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Message In Blue
Delmark, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Howlin Wolf Album
Cadet/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A killer album of funky blues – recorded by Howlin Wolf during the period when Chess/Cadet was backing its older artists up with some of the newer funk musicians it had working in its studios! The overall sound works quite well – and although purists at the time moaned at the way ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Super Blues
Chess/Get On Down, 1967. New Copy
A Chicago blues trifecta – and the first time ever that Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Little Waters ever worked together! The set's got a raw power that definitely lives up to the title – a wicked mix of raw guitars, rough rhythms, and some wonderfully soulful vocals – all served ... CD
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Fat Possum/Epitaph, 1968. New Copy
Astoundingly strong early recordings by Mississippi blues hero RL Burnside – with violence-tinged songs performed with a clearer, though no less tough voice than we heard on the songs that made him a bit more famous in 1990s! Includes RL's takes on traditionals played on acoustic guitar and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Free Beer & Chicken
BGO/ABC (UK), 1974. New Copy
Fantastic stuff from John Lee Hooker, and a record that's unlike any other he's ever done! The groove is very hard and funky, with tight drumbreaks and excellent basslines that you'd hardly expect to find on an album by a blues artist – jamming around with a tight groove that really makes us ... CD
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Groove Merchant, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A fitting title to this one – as it virtually describes the standard that the blues business was operating on during the early 70s – as artists came out of the shadows and found big audiences on college campuses, rock clubs, and other crossover scenes! The concept is carried to the Nth ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Herald, 1954. New Copy (reissue)
Lightnin Hopkins at his best – a set that rings out with all his bold electric tones on the guitar, yet which also has the moody, stripped-down feel of a blues recording from a few decades before! The electricity really does a lot to deepen the tone – both in the echo from Hopkins' ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1966. New Copy
Wicked early work from Junior Kimbrough – sides that are quite different than some of his better-known recordings over the years! The material was cut in Memphis in 1966 by producer Quinton Claunch – and it's got a spare, rootsy quality that's totally great – slow moving drums ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 21, 2014


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