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Lucy Mae Blues
Specialty, Early 50s. New Copy
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Rootsy blues from the 78rpm years – a collection of well-recorded Specialty Records material by Frankie Lee Sims – an artist who was born in New Orleans, but was also a Texas-raised cousin of Lightnin Hopkins too! Sims' music here has lots of the styles we love in Hopkins' work of the ... CD
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Enjoy/Airline, 1963. New Copy
The last recordings ever cut by the legendary Elmore James – a legendary force in electric blues of the 50s, and an artist who left this planet all too soon, at the early age of 45! The material really has James taking off on some of his guitar parts – working his slide style with a ... CD
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Legends Of Speialty Series
Specialty, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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1931Sessions
Mississippi, 2008. Near Mint-
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Big Band Blues
Buddah, 1969. Very Good+
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Man Of Motion
Jewel/Charly (UK), Early 70s. Sealed
Great Jewel Records material by Lowell Fulsom – including two unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
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Checker, Early 60s. Sealed
A really unique album from Bo Diddley – and exactly what the title says, a surf record with Bo on guitar! The gimmick shouldn't work, but it's really great – as Bo plays guitar alongside more standard surf-styled instrumentals – but still brings plenty of his raw and bluesy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stax, 1968. Used
No description available. CD
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Sittin Here Thinkin
Muse, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Great gritty sides from the mighty John Lee Hooker – material with a slightly obscure origin, but recorded in the late 50s, right in a stretch when he was cutting some of his classics! Hooker's guitar and vocals are center stage – both growling with a hell of a lot of soulful power ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Howlin Wolf Album
Cadet/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy
CD...$12.99 14.98 (LP)
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 ... CD
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Yazoo, Late 20s. New Copy (reissue)
He may be blind, but he's plenty satisfied – and so are we, with this excellent package of rare 78rpm recordings from Willie Johnson! The sound quality is great – which is important, as Willie's got a style of guitar that's almost lighter in tone than some of his contemporaries – ... 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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Electric Mud
Chess/MCA, 1968. New Copy
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, ... CD
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Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy
They're not lying with the title of this one – as the set's a killer collection of rural blues, with a legacy that goes way beyond the glory days of the genre in the 20s and 30s! The collection's a great one from Mississippi – exactly the kind of pre-LP material that the label's been ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Howlin Wolf Album
Cadet/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy
CD...$12.99 14.98 (LP)
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 ... 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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Blues Is King
Bluesway/Traffic, 1967. New Copy
A 60s set from Memphis bluesman BB King – but one put together with a very distinct Chicago touch as well! The set's produced by Johnny Pate, and recorded live with a vibe that's similar to King's classic recording at The Regal – but it's almost got even more of a soulful punch, thanks ... CD
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Can't Get No Grindin
Chess/Traffic, 1973. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Elektra, Mid 60s. Very Good-
A mix of hip folk and blues – with work by John Koerner, Geoff Muldaur, Dave Ray, Danny Kalb, Ian Buchanan, Mark Spoelstra, and Eric Von Schmidt. LP, Vinyl record album
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Folkways, Early 50s. Near Mint-
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Any Woman's Blues
Columbia, 1920s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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Million Dollar Secret
Rooster Blues, 1984. Very Good
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Blues Vol 1
Argo/Chess, 1950s/1960s. Near Mint-
Includes performance by Sonny Boy Williamson, Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lowell Fulson, Howlin' Wolf, and Jimmy Witherspoon! LP, Vinyl record album
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King Size
ABC, 1977. Very Good-
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ABC Collection
ABC, 1976. Near Mint-
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Earwig, 1989. Near Mint-
Titles include "I'm A Big Boy Now", "Doodley Squat", "Chinese Blues", "Crawdad Hole", and "Goin Back To Mississippi". LP, Vinyl record album
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Fine Cuts
Blind Pig, 1977. Near Mint-
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Best Of Junior Parker
Duke/MCA, 1960s. Very Good-
Excellent early sides from Junior Parker, collected from his outstanding work for Duke records in the 60s. 12 tracks in all, including "Next Time You See Me", "Mother-In-Law Blues", "Peaches", "Sweet Home Chicago", "That's Alright", "Five Long ... LP, Vinyl record album
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I'm John Lee Hooker
Vee Jay, 1959. Very Good-
Classic Chicago blues issued on Vee Jay – recorded by John Lee Hooker in a handful of sessions over the second half of the 50s – an incredible document of Hooker's lonely roots as well as a benchmark for the band based live blues scenes in the years to come! I'm John Lee Hooker was ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Collaboration
Tomato, 1958. Used
No description available. CD
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Complete Recordings
Columbia, 1936/1937. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Greatest Hits
MCA, 1960s/1970s. Used
No description available. CD
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Stax, 1968. Used
No description available. CD
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Columbia, 1936/1937. Used
No description available. CD
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Driftin Thru The Blues
United, Early 60s. Very Good
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Good Feelin'
Polydor, 1968. Very Good-
A rare gem from T Bone Walker – one of the few hip sides he cut in Europe at the end of the 60s – and very different than his more traditional work! The set was put together by Robin Hemmingway – who also handled the hip Hal Singer record from the same time – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Lake Michigan Ain't No River
Rounder, 1973. Very Good
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100% Cotton
Buddah, 1974. Very Good+
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Honeydripper
Prestige, 1960. Very Good
Sykes plays piano and sings, and the bluesy group that backs him up includes King Curtis on tenor. The overall sound is similar to other jazzy blues albums on Prestige – with sort of a rootsy R&B sound, filtered through more of a 60s soul jazz sensibility. Titles include "Jailbait&q ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Live Revelator EP
Masterworks, 2012. Used
No description available. CD
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Sufferin Mind
Specialty, Early/Mid 50s. Used
Beautiful blues from Guitar Slim – west coast material from the mid-50s, recorded with some very hip backings! Slim's got a lean, mean edge – a style that's a bit similar to Johnny Watson in his early years, touched with some of the class of the R&B scene that was bubbling up in ... CD
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Classic Years – 1931 to 1933
JSP (UK), Early 30s. Used
No description available. CD
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In Concert
Magnum (UK), 1965. Used
No description available. CD
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ABC/Universal, 1970. Used
BB King hips up his groove a bit here – picking up some of the crossover soul and rock touches used by contemporaries over at Chess/Cadet, and expanding his sound with a range of guests that include Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, and Carole King! Despite the presence of these bigger names, the set' ... CD
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Chess/Traffic, Early 50s. New Copy
A classic full album that brings together some of Muddy Waters' earliest recordings for Chess – a great collection of early singles recorded in Chicago between 1950 and 1954 – most originally issued on 78rpm singles, and beautifully presented in this set! The work's relatively spare ... CD
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Free Beer & Chicken
ABC, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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At Newport 1960
Chess, 1960. New Copy
Muddy Waters makes a classic appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival – playing a folksy set of blues in the years before the festival had turned more strongly towards that sort of music! The performance is surprisingly well-recorded – at a level that's similar to Waters' earlier studio ... 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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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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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
 
Updated December 18, 2014


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