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Delmark, 1969/1970. New Copy
An incredible slice of Chicago blues – and maybe one of the most important contributions Delmark ever made to the Windy City scene! The album captures Junior Wells in all his rough and raw brilliance – working in territory that's quite similar to the Chess Records vibe of the early 60s ... CD
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Great Electric Show & Dance
Jewel, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Classic blues from Lightnin Hopkins – a set that's far rootsier than you might expect from the "electric show" in the title! Hopkins plays mostly acoustic guitar here – and sings with very spare backing overall – just a bit of keyboards, bass, and drums, plus some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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On To Victory, 2013. Used
No description available. CD
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Raining In My Heart
Excello, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Classic work from Slim Harpo – an album that kicks off with one of his biggest hits ever, and follows with plenty of great tunes as well! Things here are pretty rootsy and stripped-down – lots of spare, slowish rhythms (but a few funkier ones too!) – and instrumentation that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Delmark, 1968. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cotillion/Friday Music, 1969. New Copy
CD...$10.99 16.98 (LP)
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 ... CD
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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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Travelin'
Vee Jay, 1960. New Copy (reissue)
Rough and raw blues from John Lee Hooker – recorded with plenty of emphasis on gritty guitar and vocals, backed by a nicely understated rhythm section! The overall feel is a bit rootsier than some of the other blues work coming out from Chicago labels at the time – and Hooker's right ... 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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Columbia, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
A great return to recording for Son House – a musician who'd stopped playing the guitar in the postwar years, but rose again to fame during the great folk blues revival of the 60s! The style here is every bit as classic as some of Son's earliest music – just recorded a lot better, too ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Big Bad Bo
Chess, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Heavy funk from the legendary Bo Diddley – one of his amazing comeback albums from the early 70s for Chess, all of which are plenty darn great! For this set, Bo's traded in the scratchy guitar mode of his classic work for a sweeter, tighter funk-based sound – a groove that's supported ... 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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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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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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Ma Rainey
Milestone, 1920s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
Great 70s double-length set – with loads of classic 78s on LP! LP, Vinyl record album
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Raw Magic
Alligator, 1982. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Arhoolie, 1969. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Ice Pickin'
Alligator, 1978. Near Mint-
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Electric Mud
Cadet, 1968. Good+
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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Completely Well
Bluesway, 1969. Very Good Gatefold
BB King soars into the 70s with this smoking little set – a record that still holds onto all the raw energy of his best 60s recordings, but which also gives the whole thing an even more soulful focus too! There's no arranger credited for the core of the record – which is attributed to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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PA USA, 1984. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Blues In The Dark
MCA, 1935. Near Mint-
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Real Folk Blues
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Very Good-
Memphis Slim's installment in this excellent LP series from Chess – 60s packagings of earlier recordings done by key bluesmen in the Chicago scene, with slightly improved fidelity but enough of the "real folk blues" sound to warrant the title! Instrumentation here is a bit more ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Live In Japan
Alligator, 1984. Near Mint-
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Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold
Rollicking country-tinged blues from Jimmy Reed and an incredible group of backing musicians – actually not captured in the opulent grandeur of Carnegie Hall – and probably all the better for it! Prior to the original double LP release of Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall, Reed headlined a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Time For Blues
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good Gatefold
Funky blues with great Mainstream orchestrations from Ernie Wilkins. LP, Vinyl record album
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Mo' Roots
Columbia, 1974. Near Mint-
A well-titled album – given that Taj Mahal's music is always pretty darn rootsy – and this time around, he's also adding in a bit of Jamaican roots too, thanks to production help from Bob Marley and Aston Barrett of The Wailers! The pair help Taj out on a few numbers, mixing in some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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I'm Jimmy Reed
Vee Jay, Late 50s. Very Good-
A stone classic from Jimmy Reed – and one of the first few albums on the Vee Jay label! The sound is spare, rootsy, and bluesy – the kind of tunes that made Jimmy an instant favorite, and which were a key force in the Chicago blues sound of the 50s. The set features material recorded ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Complete Brownie McGhee
Sony, 1940/1941. Used 2 CDs
No description available. CD
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Wrapped Up & Ready
Delta Groove, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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I Am The Blues
Gitanes/Verve, 1992/1993. Used
No description available. CD
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His Best
Chess, 1950s/Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Cannonball, 2000. Used
No description available. CD
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Columbia, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used
No description available. CD
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Red Hot N Blue
Rounder, 1983. Very Good
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Gotta Keep Rollin
Vizztone, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Good For Sumthin
Cleopatra, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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99
Wenton Wesgram (Holland), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Have Mercy – Live
Burnside, 1993. Used
No description available. CD
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That's All Right Mama
Passport, 1940s/Early 50s. Used
No description available. CD
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Chess/Friday Music, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Howlin Wolf is really getting into his thing here – tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for the label! The raspy, rootsy feel of earlier years is still in place – but the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rattler
Arhoolie, 1972. Very Good+
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Dreamer
Blue Dakin, 1981. Sealed
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MCA, 1998. Used
No description available. CD
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Boogie Chillun
Fantasy, Early 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
Sublime live work from John Lee Hooker – a set that features the legend on solo guitar and vocals, but recorded at a level that's even crisper and more personal than some of his other albums from the time! The performance is clearly pitched more towards the folk blues audience of the time, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dust To Digital, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2CDs & Book
An incredible portrait of the legendary Parchman Farm – legendary for its poor treatment of prisoners at a level that continued the slave legacy in America long into the 20th Century! The stunning package features vintage Alan Lomax recordings of music made at the prison, in a book that's ... CD
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Chess/Sundazed, 1963. New Copy
You might need to be a Diddley diehard to know it, given the pretty hokey early 60s Beach Party cover photo – get past that and what you'll find is a rowdy, rumbling and completely incredible live album from Bo! It features material captured on a 2 night stand at The Beach Club in Myrtle ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Remember My Name
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy
Great later work from vocalist Alberta Hunter – a really well-recorded 70s session that was also done as a soundtrack – but which stands beautifully on its own! Backings here are by a great small combo, led by tenorist Budd Johnson and pianist Gerald Cook – with some nicely ... CD
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Fat Possum, 1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A strong collection of (mostly) early-to-mid 90s recordings by Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough – compiling his Fat Possum recordings and as a set that really is essential! It includes recordings captured Junior's Juke Joint in Chulahoma, MS, home recordings and more – raw and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
 
Updated November 22, 2014


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