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Prestige/Original Blues Classics, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
The legendary John Lee Hooker, heard here in one of his more obscure recordings from the late 50s – at least in contrast to his famous sides for Vee Jay Records! This set's an unusual date – recorded in Detroit, despite the claim of the title – and featuring Hooker on acoustic ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stax, 1984. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Bull Goose Rooster
Northern Blues (Canada), 2013. Used
No description available. CD
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Talk To The Hand
Delmark, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Blessed Blues
Capricorn, 1996. Used
No description available. CD
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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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1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing)
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Two Steps From The Blues
Duke, 1961. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Burnin'
Vee Jay, 1962. New Copy (reissue)
Plenty of Burnin from John Lee Hooker, and about as classic as you can get for his Vee Jay years – especially considering that the album starts out with Hooker's killer cut "Boom Boom" – a number that may well have set fire to a whole generation of British and American rockers! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Checker, 1960. New Copy (reissue)
Have guitar, will travel – and back in the day, Bo Diddley was going pretty darn far with great material like this! The album's a real standout, even in the classic Chess catalog of the early years –no filler, no covers, just all original material by Bo Diddley – done in that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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ABC, 1975. Very Good+
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, 1920s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
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Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good+
Hardly "hits" at all – but some great Prestige Records blues material – with help from Sonny Terry and Billy Bizor on harmonica, Buster Pickens on piano, and Spider Kilpatrick and Herbie Lovelle on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
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Long Way From Home
Bluesway, 1969. Very Good
Titles include "Life Is A Gamble", "Long Way From Home", "Rock Island Line", "Big Question", and "Don't Mistreat Me". LP, Vinyl record album
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Blues Classics, 1930s/Early 40s. Very Good
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Couldn't Stand The Weather
Epic, 1984. Very Good+
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Chess, 1972. Used
Down homey early 70s blues from Howlin Wolf – not as funky as some of the other blues albums on Chess at the time, but with a nice rough and ready edge. Instrumentation includes a few guitars, tenor sax, piano, and bass – and Wolf himself plays a bit of harmonica – and the ... CD
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Talk To Your Daughter
Warner, 1988. Used
No description available. CD
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In Step
Epic, 1989. Used
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Lost In The Blues
Alligator, 1977. Used
No description available. CD
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Original Blues Classics, 1959. Used
The legendary John Lee Hooker, heard here in one of his more obscure recordings from the late 50s – at least in contrast to his famous sides for Vee Jay Records! This set's an unusual date – recorded in Detroit, despite the claim of the title – and featuring Hooker on acoustic ... CD
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Have Mercy
Evidence, 1993. Used
No description available. CD
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Big Break
Alligator, 1989. Used
No description available. CD
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Electric Sleep
Delmark, 1968. Used
No description available. CD
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ABC, 1965. Very Good
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Nothin' But The Devil
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. Used
No description available. CD
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Life Gave Me A Dirty Deal
Arhoolie, Late 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Boulevard Vintage/Secret (UK), Early 50s. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Wrapped Up & Ready
Delta Groove, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Trouble At Your Door
Electro Groove/Delta Groove, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Not Alone
Vizztone, 2012. Used
No description available. CD
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Waiting For The Phone To Ring
Vizztone/Fidellis, 2012. Used
No description available. CD
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Soul Changes
Tastee Tone, 2013. Used
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If Walls Could Talk
Checker (Japan), 1969. New Copy
A great example of why Little Milton was always one of the few Chicago blues artists who could also break strongly in the soul camp at the time – and a beautifully balanced set that perfectly shows both sides of the Chicago scene of the time! Production is by old Vee Jay maestro Calvin ... CD
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Argo (Japan), 1964. New Copy
With a record like this, it's clear that Shakey Horton's the soul of blues harmonica – if not the king as well! The album's filled with wonderful instrumentals that really focus Horton's talents strongly – not used just as flavoring or an occasional solo to spice up a tune – but ... CD
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Folk Festival Of The Blues
Argo (Japan), 1963. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Where It All Began
Chess (Japan), 1972. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Drop Down Mama (with bonus tracks)
Chess (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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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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Sony, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 3CD
No description available. CD
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Bear Family (Germany), 1951/1952. Used
No description available. CD
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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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Message To The Young
Chess/Get On Down, 1971. New Copy
Funky blues work from Howlin Wolf – his key entry into the funked-up genre that Chess Records was cutting at the end of the 60s with other blues artists like Etta James, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters! As on records with those artists, Wolf's older modes are updated here for a hipper, younger ... CD
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ABC, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Oldie Blues (Netherlands), Late 20s. Near Mint-
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Document/Third Man, 1930/1931. Sealed
One of the most important string bands of the early 30s – heard here on some seminal sides recorded both in Texas and Mississippi! The Sheiks' approach was landmark at the time, and still has great resonance all these many years later – a real genre-crossing mix of blues and old-time ... LP, Vinyl record album
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MCA/Chess, Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
 
Updated September 16, 2014


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