A really unique little record from the Chicago scene – a blues record, but one that's led by a trombonist – with an approach that's almost equal parts funk and blues – quite a different blend for the Windy City! The vibe's almost got a contemporary Nola feel – plenty of ... read moreCD
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Bobby Blue Bland —
Anthology ... CD MCA, 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ...
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Great early work from Albert Collins – the kind of mean, lean music that Collins specialized in before his later years of cliche – served up here in a style that's almost more funk than blues overall! The tracks are all instrumentals, with lots of raw guitar and soulful saxophone ... read moreCD
Man, with a square guitar and a badass style of presentation, it's hard to imagine how Bo could manage to NOT be in the spotlight! The album, like all his early Chess sides, is a real cut above the usual R&B set – with all original tracks, a really self-contained approach, and a no-nonsen ... read moreCD
Excellent 60s work from Little Milton – one of the few Chicago bluesmen of the 60s we actually dig! Milton always had a good deal of soul in his blues, and on these standout 60s tracks he really takes off – bridging worlds nicely, and crossing over to audiences who were digging sounds ... read moreCD
Mississippi Heat, but in a very strong Chicago blues mode – one that's fleshed out with a lineup that also includes tenor, organ, and backing vocals too! The group's led by harmonica player Pierre Lacocque, but features strong lead vocals from Inetta Visor – who's got that older ... read moreCD
Classic King R&B material from Vinson, featuring some great backing by a surprising amount of jazz players! The album includes playing by Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Charlie Rouse, Ed Thigpen, Freddie Green, Paul Quinichette, and Nat Pierce – and the sound owes a lot to Joe Turner's work ... read moreCD
A classic packaging of Muddy Waters' famous early work for Chess Records – brought together with a cover and title that pitch him strongly towards the growing folk movement of the time! And, although most of these tracks were recorded in Chicago, with some electric guitar in the mix, there's ... read moreCD