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Our Chicago roots run deep here, with plenty of postwar Chicago blues -- plus delta blues, folk blues, electric blues, pre-war blues, and more!




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John Lee HookerBoogie Chillun ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerCoast To Coast Blues Band/Anywhere-Anyplace-Anytime ... LP
United Artists, 1950s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
Early recordings by John Lee Hooker and his Coast To Coast Blues Band – recorded in Detroit in the late 40s through the early 50s. The Coast To Coast Blues Band may be a little misleading in the title, as the recordings find Hooker with only the sparest accompaniment on bass, drums, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John Lee HookerFree Beer & Chicken ... CD
BGO/ABC (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
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 ... read more CD

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John Lee HookerGreat John Lee Hooker ... LP
Crown/Southern Routes, 1963. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
About as classic as you can get for the legendary John Lee Hooker – a set of recordings from his early postwar years that perfectly define the special touch and electric genius of his music! The sound here is often as spare as rural acoustic blues from years back – but Hooker's using ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Great John Lee Hooker (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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John Lee HookerGreat John Lee Hooker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crown/Southern Routes, 1963. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
About as classic as you can get for the legendary John Lee Hooker – a set of recordings from his early postwar years that perfectly define the special touch and electric genius of his music! The sound here is often as spare as rural acoustic blues from years back – but Hooker's using ... read more CD
Also available Great John Lee Hooker ... LP 15.99

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Lightnin HopkinsBlue Lightnin' ... LP
Jewel, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A really nice later set from legendary Texas blues titan Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins – done up for the Jewel label with a bit of the spark that was missing from the hit & miss work he did earlier in the decade for Bluesville! Blue Lightnin' also has a down and dirty style in spots, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lightnin HopkinsBlues ... LP
Mainstream, 1950/1951. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Great vintage recordings from Lightning Hopkins – initially recorded by producer Bob Shad on his trips to the south in the early 50s, then later issued on Shad's label Mainstream in the 60s! The style here captures Hopkins at his best – very spare and lowdown, with gritty guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blues (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Lightnin HopkinsBlues (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1950/1951. New Copy ... $24.99
Great vintage recordings from Lightning Hopkins – initially recorded by producer Bob Shad on his trips to the south in the early 50s, then later issued on Shad's label Mainstream in the 60s! The style here captures Hopkins at his best – very spare and lowdown, with gritty guitar ... read more CD
Also available Blues ... LP 9.99

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Lightnin HopkinsBlues In My Bottle ... LP
Prestige/OBC, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
One the best of the Lightnin Hopkins records for Prestige in the early 60s – unaccompanied here, just as a lot of his most ardent admirers prefer – and it really is deeply effective work! Truth be told, we love the records from the period in which he's got a spare bit of studio backing, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lightnin HopkinsDouble Blues ... CD
Fantasy, 1964. Used ... $6.99
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Lightnin HopkinsJackstropper Blues ... CD
Snapper (UK), 2001. Used ... $8.99
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Lightnin HopkinsLightnin & The Blues – Lightnin Hopkins Sings A Collection Of American Folklore ... LP
Herald/Southern Routes, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.99
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' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lightnin & The Blues – Lightnin Hopkins Sings A Collection Of American Folklore (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Lightnin HopkinsLightnin & The Blues – Lightnin Hopkins Sings A Collection Of American Folklore (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Herald/P-Vine (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $24.99
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' ... read more CD
Also available Lightnin & The Blues – Lightnin Hopkins Sings A Collection Of American Folklore ... LP 15.99

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Lightnin HopkinsLightnin Hopkins ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1959. Used ... $7.99
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Lightnin HopkinsLightnin Hopkins Sings The Blues – The Complete RPM Recordings ... CD
RPM/P-Vine (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $24.99
Lightnin Hopkins sings the blues – and virtually helps reinvent the genre in the process with these classic Texas recordings for the RPM label! The style here is much rootsier than some of the postwar blues coming out from other scenes – quite spare, and almost more in a delta style of ... read more CD

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Lightnin HopkinsShaggy Dog ... CD
Classic Sound Inc, Late 50s-Mid 60s. Used ... $3.99
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Lightnin HopkinsShootin Fire – April 11, 1969 ... CD
Cicadelic, 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
Previously-unreleased material from the mighty Lightnin Hopkins – recorded in Texas at the end of the 60s, and with a quality level that's right up there with Hopkins' best rootsy albums of the 60s! Things are stripped-down, but never sloppy at all – and there's a surprisingly top-shelf ... read more CD

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Lightnin Hopkins & Billy BizorWake Up The Dead ... CD
Cicadelic, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A sweet set that not only offers up rare work from Lightnin Hopkins, but also some even more obscure material from his harmonica player Billy Bizor! The set begins with an album's worth of tracks that featuer the pair together – Hopkins completely charming on vocals, with an easygoing style ... read more CD

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Walter HortonMouth Harp Maestro ... CD
Flair/Ace (UK), 1951. Used ... $4.99
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Son HouseLegendary Son House Father Of Folk Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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