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Big Bill BroonzyBlues (Scepter) ... LP
Scepter, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Rough and raw work from Big Bill Broonzy – well-done sides that feature Bill on vocals and acoustic guitar, recorded in Paris in the early 50s, and issued here in a US package on the Scepter label! There's a pretty earthy feel to most of the tracks – a real "crossroads" feel ... 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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Blind Uncle Gaspard & Delma LachneyOn The Waters Edge ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s. New Copy ... $11.99
Bluesy material, but all sung in French – and recorded in Louisiana during the 78rpm era by Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney! The music here is all from vintage 78s, and is a definite precursor to later cajun sounds – but done at a level that's more acoustic blues styled overall ... (Folk/Country, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Buddy Guy, Junior Mance, & Junior WellsBuddy & The Juniors (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Thumb/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A strangely rootsy set from Buddy and Junior Wells, with the surprise addition of Junior Mance on piano – all recorded with a "live in studio" feel that's even sparer than some of the pair's other studio work! The tracks are done in very much the down-home electric mode that was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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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 HookerJohn Lee Hooker Sings Blues – 16 Selections – Every One A Pearl (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A monster from the great John Lee Hooker – an artist who isn't usually associated with King Records, but who issued this mighty collection of sides for the label at the start of the 60s! Most of the work dates from a few years before – gritty tracks that have Hooker at his best postwar ... 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 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

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Lightnin HopkinsGreat Electric Show & Dance ... LP
Jewel, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Classic blues from Lightnin Hopkins – a set that's far rootsier than you might expect from the "electric show" in the title! Hopkins plays mostly acoustic guitar here – and sings with very spare backing overall – just a bit of keyboards, bass, and drums, plus some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess/Friday Music, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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)... $18.99 19.98
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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Etta JamesAt Last (swirl colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Argo/Chess/Jackpot, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
An amazing step forward for the young Etta James – a singer who was delivering a raw, shouting form of R&B just a few years before – but who here ascends into soul music heaven with her famous work on the album! The title cut is the stuff of legend – played and played, again ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple swirl colored vinyl pressing.)
Also available At Last (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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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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