Corey Dennison's making one of his trademark growls of expression on the cover – a gritty grimace that seems to come from down deep inside and really inflect his music with a surprising amount of soul! Dennison's a midwestern bluesman, but has roots in the south – which really come ... read moreCD
We love our Buddy Guy here in Chicago – and this set cut for Vanguard, one of his first full solo albums with his own band will always be a favorite! Buddy's late 60s sound was as charismatic as he'd always be, but there's an understated approach to his lead that's really wonderful, and hits ... read moreCD
Blues so raw, they may well have come from beyond the grave – a great selection of early material from John Lee Hooker, originally released as 78rpm singles on the Specialty and Sensation labels in the postwar years – presented here with new mastering and surprisingly stunning fidelity! ... read moreCD
Wonderfully sophisticated soul from Etta James – a real departure from the raw shouting R&B of earlier years, and perfectly set to sparkling arrangements by the great Riley Hampton (who'd had similar success with Walter Jackson, Lorez Alexandria, and other Chicago soul stars.) Hampton's ... (Soul, Blues)read moreCD
Jane Lee Hooker —
No B! ... CD Ruf (Germany), 2016. Used ...
Big Jack Johnson & The Oilers —
Roots Stew ... CD MC Records, 2000. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The incredible mid 60s album from blues singer and harp blower Junior Wells and his Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy! This is a most pivotal set in which Junior & his players don't sound as if they're trying to imbue blues tradition with urban grit and electricity – it simply seems to ... read moreCD