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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... LP
Duke, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 used for the backdrop, but presented with a rock-solid style that definitely points the way towards many sounds and styles to come in the 60s. And although Bland recorded many of these tracks as separate singles, there's a way they're put together here that makes the whole thing sound completely marvelous together – a really well-conceived track list that shows that Bobby's an even greater artist in the space of a full record. The arrangements are perfect, and Bobby's rough soulful voice is blended in this amazing way with killer horn arrangements that are far more sophisticated than most stuff that ever came after this, and which never get in the way, but only back up his deep emotion. The album's a motherlode of classics by the man, with gems that include "Two Steps From The Blues", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Don't Want No Woman", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Cry No More", "Lead Me On", and "I Pity The Fool". And hell, even his version of "St James Infirmary" is pretty wonderful – something we never thought we'd say about that song. (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandFurther On Up The Road – The Duke Recordings 1955 to 1962 ... LP
Southern Routes, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's nobody like Bobby Blue Bland on Duke Records – especially during the early years that are featured on this collection! Bland came out of Memphis with a very unique, really amazing sound right from the start – an approach to blues that was a lot more sophisticated than most of his contemporaries, even those on the LA scene – with lots of jazz in his phrasing, and his backings as well – and this sublime vocal approach that often had Bobby growling in a way that seemed to come from deep down in the depths of his soul, but never in any sort of gimmicky sort of style. Bland was always the perfect balance of cool, class, and outright blues power – and that was never more true than on these sides. 2LP set features 32 tracks in all – with titles that include "It's My Life Baby", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Want No Woman", "Loan Me A Helping Hand", "Bobby's Blues", "You've Got Bad Intentions", "I'll Take Care Of You", "Cry Cry Cry", "That's The Way Love Is", "Call On Me", "I've Just Got To Forget You", and "How Does A Cheatin Woman Feel". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Chuck WillisChuck Willis Wails The Blues ... LP
Epic, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
The earliest work by Chuck Willis – a key figure in the birth of soul, and a fantastic singer who died a tragic early death. The tracks on the set are a great mix of numbers that show the roots of 60s hard soul in 50s R&B – and Chuck's got one of those voices that we'd rank with a rare few, like Little Willie John or Bobby Blue Bland. Titles include "My Story", "Don't Deceive Me", "One More Break", "I Can Tell", "Love Struck", "Charged With Cheating", and "Caldonia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OV Wright8 Men & 4 Women ... LP
Back Beat, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An early high point in the career of OV Wright – the kind of "cut above" work that really got him noticed right away – a subtle blend of soul, blues, and more sophisticated styles – a bit like Bobby Blue Bland at his best, but sung in a much more sweetly soulful tone! The backings are great – rich and full of feeling, and never in a cliched sort of way – and the tracks are all great too – mostly lesser-known numbers that get past too-familiar southern soul standards. Titles include "Eight Men & Four Women", "Why Don't You Believe Me", "Don't Want To Sit Down", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "Bachelor's Blues", "If It's Only For Tonight", and "You've Been Crying". LP, Vinyl record album

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OV WrightOnly For Tonight ... LP
Back Beat, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A strange reworked version of OV Wright's famous 8 Men album – presented here with slightly different tracks! An early high point in the career of OV Wright – the kind of "cut above" work that really got him noticed right away – a subtle blend of soul, blues, and more sophisticated styles – a bit like Bobby Blue Bland at his best, but sung in a much more sweetly soulful tone! The backings are great – rich and full of feeling, and never in a cliched sort of way – and the tracks are all great too – mostly lesser-known numbers that get past too-familiar southern soul standards. Titles include "Why Don't You Believe Me", "Don't Want To Sit Down", "You're Gonna Make Me Cry", "If It's Only For Tonight", and "You've Been Crying". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Junior ParkerDriving Wheel ... LP
Duke, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic early work from Junior Parker – recorded way back when he was "Little Junior Parker", but done with a full-grown sound that's totally great! The set was done for Duke Records at the same time Bobby Blue Bland was working for the label – and the feel here is a very similar style – one that blends bits of Memphis and Texas blues with a richer, more sophisticated set of backings – slight touches of jazz in the mix, and an overall sound that works perfectly with Parker's smooth-tinged vocals. The sound is really unique – partly soul, partly R&B – and the album is easily one of the greatest illustrations of Junior's talents back in the 60s! Titles include "Foxy Devil", "Driving Wheel", "Someone Broke This Heart Of Mine", "Yonder's Wall", "How Long Can This Go On?", "Sweet Talking Woman", "Seven Days", and "Annie Get Your Yo Yo". (Blues, Soul) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Geater DavisLost Soul (with download) ... LP
House of Orange/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection of work from the vastly-overlooked Geater Davis – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! Geater Davis is a tremendous singer from the south – but one who barely ever got his due back in the 70s – even though these recordings for the tiny House Of Orange label are every bit as amazing as work coming out for bigger labels like Stax or Hi Records! Although Davis didn't record nearly as much as his contemporaries, he's got a sound that matches or beats them – a raw, raspy quality that's a bit like Bobby Blue Bland, touched with the depth of feeling we love in James Carr, peppered with elements of other Memphis singers – all produced to perfection with a sound that's got a deep-burning soul that never lets up. This excellent collection features all tracks from Geater's rare album Sweet Woman's Love, plus additional singles from the time – all produced by Allen Orange, an overlooked genius in the southern studio scene of the 70s. Titles include "Don't Marry A Fool", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Love You", "I Know My Baby Loves Me", "I Can Hold My Own", "Cold Love (long version)", "I'll Get By", "I'll Play The Blues For You", "Breath Taking Girl", and a killer long take on "For Your Precious Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition. Comes with bonus dowload of whole album!)

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✨✧ Roscoe SheltonMusic In His Soul – Soul In His Music ... LP
Sound Stage 7, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A southern soul treasure – the only full album we've ever seen by Roscoe Shelton, an excellent singer with a sound that should have made him huge! Roscoe's got a deep and bluesy approach to the vocals, and he really knows how to build a tune with a slow, sad, soulful approach – sometimes with a vibe that's a bit like Bobby Blue Bland at his best, with this complicated mix of phrasing that really stands out from some of his contemporaries! Most of the songs on the set are original numbers, and titles include "You're Living too Fast", "Love Comes and Goes", "The Fire Still Burns", "Easy Going Fellow", and "Who Walks In (When I Walk Out)". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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