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Elizabeth CottenWhen I'm Gone (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.80
Elizabeth Cotten is one of those true Folkways artists who seems especially well-suited to the label's legendary style of presentation – as the clear, clean sound of the recording brings her brilliance to an audience she might never have reached otherwise! The set was recorded and conceived ... (Folk/Country, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Checker/Sundazed, 1958. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Fantastically twangy! We never tire of Bo Diddley's incredible guitar work – and you'll get plenty of it in this early album he cut for Chess, a tasty batch of 12 tracks, all original tunes with a stripped-down gutbuckety sound – rough, raw rhythms that feature plenty of Bo's gritty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie DixonI Am The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jesse FullerWorking On The Railroad (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Mississippi, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Jesse Fuller's working on the railroad, but not in the sing-songy way you might remember from music class in grade school – and instead in this great, gritty, blues-based style that's recorded here with lots of folksy touches! The album's got a nicely raw feel compared to some of Fuller's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies – and very nicely done!)

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Harmonica FrankHarmonica Frank ... LP
Mississippi, Early 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing work from Harmonica Frank – an artist who recorded this firey sides for Sun Records in the early 50s! Frank's got this offbeat style that's definitely blues at the core, but which also has links to some of the novelty modes of the Appalachian scene – as he's not afraid to go ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – in a silkscreened cover!)

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Slim HarpoRaining In My Heart ... LP
Excello, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Lee HarrisI Wanna Ramble – George Mitchell Collection (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess, 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
One of the most striking sessions from the legendary George Mitchell series of field recordings – tracks recorded in Alabama in 1981, but with a timeless feel that could have the music coming from decades before! Jimmy Lee Harris works in familiar territory of rural blues with acoustic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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John Lee HookerI Feel Good ... LP
Paula, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Gritty work from John Lee Hooker – a set recorded at the end of the 60s in Paris, at a time when that city was playing host to some of the hippest blues work of the decade! The style here is very much like John Lee Hooker of a decade before – simple, stark, and unadorned – with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Feel Good ... LP

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John Lee HookerOn The Waterfront ... LP
Wand, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A really unique album from the great John Lee Hooker – done for the mostly-soul Wand Records label, and with a feel that's quite different than some of Hooker's other records! There's a distinctly jazzy undercurrent running through the record at times – sometimes with some moody, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerThat's Where It's At! ... LP
Stax, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A fantastic pairing of soulful talents – the legendary John Lee Hooker on the mighty Stax Records – in a set that's a real standout in the career of both! The vibe here is different than the usual sound of Stax – not a Memphis-ized John Lee Hooker, but instead the kind of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lightnin HopkinsLightnin Hopkins Sings The Blues ... LP
Southern Routes, Late 40s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible collection of early material from the mighty Lightnin Hopkins – just the kind of sounds that made him an earthshaker right from the start! Hopkins hardly needs anyone but himself to put over the message here – as his guitar work is mindblowing, and his vocals have a raw ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lightnin Hopkins Sings The Blues ... CD 6.99

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Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess/Friday Music, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice gatefold pressing!)

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Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf Album ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 ... 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

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Skip JamesComplete 1931 Session (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1931. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Exactly the kind of a record to show why Skip James was really a cut above most of his contemporaries – a bluesman who works here with a sense of darkness and foreboding that really sets a chill to most of his tunes! There's less of the usual short-term sadness and smaller complaints of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abner JayTrue Story of Abner Jay ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Folk soul guitar player, singer, songwriter, storyteller and genuine character Abner Jay's brilliant home recordings – the first release of his "terrible comedy blues" in far too long – courtesy of the always deep digging Mississippi label! Abner takes on the topical issues ... (Folk/Country, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Luther Johnson with Muddy Waters Blues BandCome On Home ... LP
Douglas, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Wild guitar from Luther Johnson – an obscure earlier session recorded with a nicely gritty feel, and a fair bit of funk in the rhythms too! The group's billed as the Muddy Waters Blues Band – and Muddy appears to be on the record, although the notes are a bit lean – and the album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior KimbroughFirst Recordings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1966. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Wicked early work from Junior Kimbrough – sides that are quite different than some of his better-known recordings over the years! The material was cut in Memphis in 1966 by producer Quinton Claunch – and it's got a spare, rootsy quality that's totally great – slow moving drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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Albert KingLovejoy ... LP
Stax, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A funky classic from Albert King's great years on Stax – a time when he was forging his bluesy roots with all the sharp sounds the Memphis label had to provide! The album's got production and some great songs from Don Nix – who certainly makes his presence known here, by slanting the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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