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Cecil BarfieldGeorge Mitchell Collection (with download) ... LP
Big Legal Mess, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 17.99
Timeless work by Georgia bluesman Cecil Barfield – material recorded in the mid 70s, issued in the 21st Century – but done with a quality that could go back to the 78rpm generation! Barfield has this amazing vocal style – strongly inflected at times, with this warble that makes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ RL BurnsideSound Machine Groove (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sutro Park, 1979/1980. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
Early work from RL Burnside – Mississippi country blues, recorded by David Evans during a few trips to Memphis in 1979 and 1980 – and pretty monumental stuff overall! The sides are billed as the first-ever recordings of RL playing electric guitar – and also the first non-solo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley Is A Lover (180 gram mono edition) ... LP
Checker/Sundazed, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
Hardly the love song album you might guess from the title – and instead, a classic batch of Chess Records material from the mighty Bo Diddley! The sound is loud, echoey, and nice and raw – the kind of unique groove that really made Diddley a standout in the rock and roll years – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bo DiddleyWhere It All Began ... LP
Chess, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lum GuffinLum Guffin – The Walking Victrola ... LP
Mississippi, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Rootsy blues from Lum Guffin – a musician who's got way more to offer than you might guess from the title! "Walking Victrola" makes us think of some sort of gimmicky artist – and instead, Lum's got this down home approach to acoustic blues that's every bit as great as some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Screenprinted cover!)

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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 HookerDon't Turn Me Loose From Your Door – John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues ... LP
Atco/Friday Music, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
Incredible stuff from the the incomparable John Lee Hooker – originally issued on Atco in 1963 – featuring Hooker in some his sparest settings ever captured! Hooker's mostly rolling alone on these tracks, tapping a foot, and telling the truth with just his emotive vocals and trebly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John Lee HookerTravelin' ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Sam HopkinsLightnin Sam Hopkins (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 20.99
A gem of a record from the legendary Lightnin Hopkins – a set that adds in just a bit of extra instrumentation, including drums from Spider Kilpatrick on a few cuts, and additional bass and drums on a few more – all with a vibe that adds a slight extra kick to the Hopkins groove, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Son House/JD ShortDelta Blues ... LP
Folkways, 1942/1962. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Two generations of blues – presented together here in a classic Folkways package! Side one features Alan Lomax recordings of Son House – done on a trip to the delta in 1942, after Lomax was able to talk Son's boss into giving him the afternoon off, so they could drive to a grocery ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1928 Sessions ... CD 8.99

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Blind Willie JohnsonPraise God I'm Satisfied (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
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 – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert KingI Wanna Get Funky ... LP
Stax, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 19.99
Albert King hardly has to make the statement in the title – as the record's plenty funky throughout, and has that great mix of blues with hipper 70s styles that you'd find in his best material for Stax Records! King's at the core, both on vocals and guitar – but the set also features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BB KingThrill Is Gone (10 inch EP) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... LP
ABC/Interscope, 1966/1970/1978. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
A very cool limited edition set from BB King – including two tracks that appear on vinyl for the first time ever! The leadoff cut is the seminal "The Thrill Is Gone", with great charts from Bert DeCoteaux – followed by the single version of "You're Mean", plus " ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddy KingBossa Nova & Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.98
Bossa nova and blues? Turns out they're a surprisingly great combination – but not in a mode that's really the more mainstream conception of either – and instead more of that mix of Brazilian rhythms and soul you'd find in early 60s work by The Drifters! The record's a real standout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl mono pressing – just like an original King Records version!)

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Freddy KingLet's Hide Away & Dance Away With Freddy King (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
"Strictly Instrumental" – as the cover says – and a nice batch of short bluesy groovers that feature Freddy's great guitar work! Freddie was way more than just a blues guitarist, as his style here was a definite precursor to funk – hard, heavy, and with the kinds of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fred McDowellAmazing Grace (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sutro Park, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
Mississippi blues singer and bottleneck guitar great Fred McDowell is joined by his wife Annie Mae and singers Fannie Davis, Grace Bowden and James Collins – the Hunter's Chapel Singers of Como, Mississippi – on a great set of spiritual material that's just as rawly emotional as his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Mississippi Fred McDowellDelta Blues (blue vinyl pressing with download) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 20.98
Delta blues, recorded right near their source – an early southern recording by Arhoolie Records – one that captures Mississippi Fred McDowell at his best! Fred's mostly on acoustic guitar, alongside his tremendous vocals – really stretched-out, well-inflected lyrics that could ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies, includes download card.)

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Memphis Slim & Willie DixonBaby Please Come Home! – Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon In Paris ... LP
Battle/OBC, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 19.99
Rootsy blues from the team of Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon – recorded in Paris in the early 60s at the Trois Mailletz nightclub! The style here is much earthier than you'd guess from the date – the return to tradition mode that some players often experienced while working in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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