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Memphis SlimSoul Blues (aka World's Foremost Blues Singer) ... LP
ALA, 1961. Sealed ... $23.99
A rare album from Memphis Slim – recorded in the US in 1961, one year before he decided to spend the rest of his career in Paris! The set was recorded in Chicago with some key contributions from John Calvin on alto, Johnny Board on tenor, and Matt Guitar Murphy on guitar – all players who really bring a lot to the set, and sometimes mix in some jazz undercurrents that expand the music nicely. One of the tighter, more polished sets we've ever heard from Slim – but in a good way – and titles include "Pigalle Love", "Four Walls", "Lonesome", "Cold Blooded Woman", "True Love", and "I'll Just Keep On Singing The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Jimmy RushingFive Feet Of Soul ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Jimmy Rushing's last truly great albums – a jazz-tinged session of bluesy material, one that gets at his best work of the 50s! The arrangements are by Al Cohn, and have a fluid swing that pushes Jimmy past cliche – working with players that include Zoot Sims, Budd Johnson, Freddie Green, and Gene Quill in a style that's got all the leaner touches of the Basie band at the same time. Titles include "Heartaches", "Please Come Back", "My Bucket's Got a Hole In it", "Did You Ever", and "Just Because". (Vocalists, Blues) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Five Feet Of Soul ... LP 2.99

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Jimmy RushingFive Feet Of Soul ... LP
Colpix, 1963. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of Jimmy Rushing's last truly great albums – a jazz-tinged session of bluesy material, one that gets at his best work of the 50s! The arrangements are by Al Cohn, and have a fluid swing that pushes Jimmy past cliche – working with players that include Zoot Sims, Budd Johnson, Freddie Green, and Gene Quill in a style that's got all the leaner touches of the Basie band at the same time. Titles include "Heartaches", "Please Come Back", "My Bucket's Got a Hole In it", "Did You Ever", and "Just Because". (Vocalists, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Ghent reissue.)
Also available Five Feet Of Soul ... CD 14.99

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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 dominated by guitar and harmonica alongside Slim's vocals – all in a mode that's maybe a bit more vintage than his funky soul of the late 60s, but still equally powerful too! There's some great echoey production at points – almost taking a Bo Diddley tip, which makes for some really great sounds – and titles include "Snoopin Around", "Buzz Me Baby", "I'm A King Bee", "Moody Blues", "My Home Is A Prison", "Dream Girl", "Blues Hangover", and "Rainin In My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy McCracklinBest Of Jimmy McCracklin – With Lafayette Thomas ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Some of the coolest work that Jimmy McCracklin ever recorded – a raw mix of soul and blues, done for Chess Records, and mostly recorded in Chicago! A few tracks also feature Lafayette Thomas on vocals, too. (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – on P-Vine!)

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✨✧ VariousAtlantic Rock & Roll (Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters/Ruth Brown/Joe Turner/Ray Charles/Lavern Baker/Ivory Joe Hunter) (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s. New Copy 6CD ... $27.99 29.99
Don't think "rock & roll" – think R&B, or early soul – as the collection here brings together the kind of music that really helped put Atlantic Records on the map during the 50s! The set features six full albums that were originally designed as a way for the label to remind folks that the new rock sounds of the late 50s actually had their roots in the black music that the company did better than just about anyone else – kind of a genius marketing move, and a way to introduce a classic range of R&B singles to the growing album for a full length record. All these many decades later, the six albums in the Rock & Roll series from Atlantic have gone onto become classics – and all of them are presented here on CD, with original cover art, in one very nicely-priced package! You'll get six full albums that include amazing early harmonies from The Drifters plus solo work by Clyde McPhatter too, raw female soul from the amazing Ruth Brown, romping bluesy grooves from Joe Turner, some of the best work that Ray Charles ever recorded, the roots of country soul from Ivory Joe Hunter, and cool classy sounds from the great Lavern Baker. Over 70 tracks in all – and a great deal at this price! (Soul, Blues) CD

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VariousRockin The Groove – When Groove Was More Than Just A Habit ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $14.99 25.99
A massive amount of great groovers from the Groove Records subsidiary of RCA in the 50s – home to a hotbed of R&B, early soul, and other killer cuts from the postwar underground of the 45 rpm single! Nobody's ever dug so deeply into the Groove catalog before – and Bear Family have done a wonderful job of unearthing rare nuggets we've never heard before, and mixing them with other Groove gems that are still mostly on the obscure side of the 50s R&B spectrum – all to make a killer assortment that has plenty of greatness to offer, even if you've already got lots of jump blues and R&B in your collection! The music is as lively as the look of the package – and the booklet features over 60 pages of track by track notes on the selections – 35 titles that include "Charmaine" by Frank Brunson, "Big Foot Mammy" by Paul Williams, "Where Is Joe" by Emmett Hobson, "Doo Ba Dee" by Maymie Watts, "Shake Till I'm Shook" by Beverly Wright, "Love Ya Like Crazy" by Chris Powell & The Blue Flames, "A Little Boy's Dream" by George Benson, "Bye By Baby" by Clayton Love, "Hoodoo" by Roy Gaines, "Right Now" by Zilla Mays, and "My Head Goes Round" by Oscar Black. (Soul, Blues) CD
 
 
 



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