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✨✧ VariousHouse Rockin & Hip Shakin Vol 4 – Bayou Blues Harp ... CD
Excello/Hip-O, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Son HouseLegendary Son House Father Of Folk Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great return to recording for Son House – a musician who'd stopped playing the guitar in the postwar years, but rose again to fame during the great folk blues revival of the 60s! The style here is every bit as classic as some of Son's earliest music – just recorded a lot better, too – with beautiful focus on the subtle inflections he brings to the strings of his acoustic guitar, and vocals that ring out a lot stronger than they might have on a 78. Titles include "John The Revelator", "Empire State Express", "Preachin Blues", "Sundown", and "Grinnin In Your Face". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Son HouseSon House & The Great Delta Blues Singers – 1928 to 1930 ... CD
Document (Austria), Late 20s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Son HouseFather Of The Delta Blues – The Complete 1965 Sessions ... CD
Sony/Columbia, 1965. Used 2CD ... $4.99
... CD

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Son HouseHeroes Of The Blues – The Very Best Of Son House ... CD
Shout, 1930/Early 40s/1965. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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✨✧ Son HouseDelta Blues ... CD
Biograph, Early 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(CD case has a cutout hole.)
 
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✨✧ Larry McCrayBorn To Play The Blues ... CD
House Of Blues, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Otis RushAny Place I'm Going ... CD
House Of Blues, 1998. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Arthur GunterBlack & Blues ... LP
Excello/Nashboro, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Fantastic Excello Records material by Arthur Gunter – one of the more important influences on Elvis Presley, and a whole generation of rockers too! The set was put together after Gunter's passing – handled by Mike Vernon, with notes by Mike Leadbitter – and titles that include "No Naggin No Draggin", "Baby Let's Play House", "Blues After Hours", "No Happy Home", "Crazy Me", "Little Blue Jeans Woman", "Workin For My Baby", and "Baby Can't You See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing – in beautiful shape!)

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✨✧ Stanley Livingston/Michael ErlewineBlues In Black & White – The Landmark Ann Arbor Blues Festivals As Photographed By Stanley Livingston ... Book
University Of Michigan, 2010. New Copy ... $5.99 29.95
Beautiful images from the legendary Ann Arbor Blues Festival – a long-running even that's pulled together an amazing range of talent over the years – a good number of whom are featured here! The festival probably hit its biggest fame in the early 70s – when recordings documented work by Sun Ra, Art Ensemble, and many blues musicians – and most of the images here even predate those years, as almost all the photographs appear to be from 1969 and 1970 – huge appearances for still-living blues legends! The quality of the images is great – and the book features images of John Lee Hooker, Son House, Sippie Wallace, Sunnyland Slim, Roosevelt Sykes, Fred McDowell, Little Brother Montgomery, Willie Dixon, Robert Lockwood, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, and many others – all in crisp, vintage black and white. 128 pages, softcover, with images throughout. (Books, Blues) Book

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Little Brother MontgomeryWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 17.98
Underground 60s work from Little Brother Montgomery – the bluesy pianist who was such an important part of the Chicago scene in the 30s! The set's got a very timeless feel – mostly just Montgomery on piano and vocals, with some occasional guitar accompaniment from Mike Stewart – who seems to play a steel guitar at points – and some guest vocals from Jeanne Carroll at a few points – which leaves most of the music to the man himself, who really shines in the setting! The production is lean and laidback – but Little Brother is super-tight in his performance – as sparkling and lively as he must have been during the 78rpm era, but recorded with much better fidelity. Titles include "No Special Rider", "Prison Bound Blues", "Gin House Blues", "London Shout", "Oh Daddy", "Little Brother's Early Pieces & History", "Muleface Blues", and "Farrish Street Jive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Kenny RiceHouse Party ... CD
Jam Jar, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
In case you're wondering, they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least when it comes to classic-styled soul records, like this St Louis effort from Kenny Rice! Kenny comes from a world that might be more blues than soul, but there's definitely a lot of southern soul styles at play on this set – from Kenny's great vocal leads, right down to the sweet combo backing, which even includes some organ and saxes from St Louis legend Oliver Sain! About half the album's got more of a blues vibe than a soul one – but even those sounds are recorded at a level that's more like you'd hear from a 70s indie than a contemporary label – and Rice's own drums help kick lots of the tunes into headier soul territory, and create this wider-ranging vibe that certainly lives up to the house party spirit promised on the cover. Titles include "I Wanna Satisfy You Baby", "Big Blue", "Back Street", "Pink Champagne", "Honky Tonk", "I'm Tore Up", "Oh Yes It's You", and "Hard Working Man" – plus a very cool take on Horace Silver's "Liberated Brother". (Soul, Blues) CD

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Little Johnnie TaylorLJT Sings Gospel Blues ... LP
Jewel/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Not the gospel you'd guess from the title – but a nice set of soulful cuts from Little Johnnie Taylor – with titles that include "A Thousand Miles Away", "Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (parts 1 & 2)", "Open House At My House (parts 1 & 2)", "I Ask Myself A Question", "As Long As I Don't See You", and "Part Time Love". Japanese-only album, too! (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGreat Blues Men ... LP
Vanguard, Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Mid 60s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Features work by Muddy Waters, Homesick James, Otis Spann, Johnny Young, James Cotton, Robert Pete Williams, Son House, Junior Wells, Johnny Shines, and many others! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Great Bluesmen ... CD 3.99

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VariousRare Blues – Takoma Blues Series ... LP
Takoma, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Rare blues material from the Takoma catalog – with work from Sunnyland Slim, Maxwell Street Jimmy, Big Joe Williams, Little Brother Montgomery, and Son House! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowling Wolf Sings The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crown/Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Howlin Wolf sings the blues, and comes across in a way that influences an entire generation too – with that raw, raspy sound that made the singer a perfect blend of delta roots and contemporary sounds that were bubbling up in the postwar years! These tracks have a spare, simple, stark style that's still a lot more powerful than most of the records that tried to copy Wolf's modes in later years – mindblowing guitar work from Willie Johnson, harmonica lines that weave the whole thing together, and tremendous vocals that would shake the paint off your walls, even without any other instrumentation! Titles include "Crying At Daybreak", "Twisting & Turning", "Brown Skin Woman", "Morning At Midnight", "Backslide Boogie", "House Rockin Boogie", "Keep What You Got", and "Worried About My Baby". CD adds in 10 more tracks from the same sessions – making for a 20 track set that's a great representation of these recordings from 1951 and 1952 – with titles that include "Driving This Highway", "I'm The Wolf", "The Sun Is Rising", "I Want Your Picture", "My Baby Stole Off", and "Passing By Blues". CD

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✨✧ Boyd RiversYou Can't Make Me Doubt ... LP
Mississippi, Early 90s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
Timeless blues work from Boyd Rivers – played on both acoustic and electric guitar, but with a classic spirit that stretches back to the days of the delta! The recordings are from the early 90s, but done in a way that feels like they're from decades before – clear enough to bring out the best tones in Rivers' guitar and vocals, yet with a spare, stripped-down vibe that shows little change in the evolution of the blues over the 20th century! Titles include "Won't It Be Grand", "I Want To Be At The Meeting", "Get Away Jordan", "That Fire Shed In My Bones", "You Can't Make Me Doubt", "Church House Rock", and "When The World Seems Cold". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoot Hog Or Die Vol 2 – Sing Anything ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's also a fair bit that has never seen the light of day before – amazing recordings that make up a surprisingly large part of this box set – which compiles work in many different styles recorded by Alan in the field – blues, folk, gospel, and global modes, plus compelling regional genres – all presented here in a special series! Titles on this second volume include "Cherry Ball Blues" by Skip James, "Downhearted Blues" by Son House, "Cindy" by Hobart Smith, "Sing Anything" by Neal Morris, "Como Las Propias Rosas" by Banda De Castello, "Nnuena" by Luigino Scolla & Pietro Guarassi, "Meet Me On The Road" by Beatrice Dick, and "Arkansas Traveler" by Elmer Barton. (Folk/Country, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRoot Hog Or Die – 100 Years, 100 Songs – An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute (6LP set) ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 6 LPs ... Out Of Stock
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's also a fair bit that has never seen the light of day before – amazing recordings that make up a surprisingly large part of this box set – which compiles work in many different styles recorded by Alan in the field – blues, folk, gospel, and global modes, plus compelling regional genres – all presented here in a special 6LP set. The box features 55 never-issued tracks, and lots more great ones too – with music by Shirley Collins, Fiddlin Joe Martin, Compagna Sacco, Calvin Frazier, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jelly Roll Morton, Ernest Williams, Neal Morris, Skip James, Son House, Elmer Barton, Brendan Behan, George Sea Island Singers, Big Bill Broonzy, Elizabeth Austin, Jean Ritchie, Bascomb Lamar Lunsford, Bessie Jones, Duke Of Iron, Charles Barnett, and many others. The box features a nice booklet of notes, too – and some rare photos from the archive! (Folk/Country, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)
 
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✨✧ VariousBarrelhouse Blues & Boogie Woogie Vol 1 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
16 songs from Jack Dupree, Albert Luandrew, Eurreal Montgomery, Rufus Perryman & Peter Chatman. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBarrelhouse Blues & Boogie Woogie Vol 2 ... CD
Storyville (Denmark), Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Jack Dupree, Albert Luandrew, Peter Chatman, Eddie Boyd & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Robert Nighthawk/Houston Stackhouse/Johnny YoungMasters Of Modern Blues ... CD
Testament, 1964/1967. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rosco GordonBest Of Rosco Gordon Vol 1 ... LP
Ace (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Roscoe Gordon was an R&B powerhouse in the 50s – an artist with a huge legacy of music that included records for Vee Jay, Chess, and Sun Records, and a singer who continued to have an impact for many decades to come! Yet Gordon may have sounded best right at the start of his career – on these smoking early sides for the RPM Records label, cut in a beautiful fusion of blues piano, romping rhythms, and some very special vocals from the man himself! The collection presents that material at a level that really blows away some of the cheaper Roscoe Gordon volumes on the market – and titles include "New Orleans Wimmen", "No More Doggin", "Ouch Pretty Baby", "Booted", "Just In From Texas", and "Whiskey Made Me Drunk" (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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Houston StackhouseHouston Stackhouse & Friends – George Mitchell Collection (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 15.99
Houston Stackhouse has some great "friends" here – drummer James Peck Curtis and guitarist Robert Nighthawk – who step into these classic sessions from George Mitchell, and give them a bit more punch than the rest! The tracks were recorded in Mississippi, as part of Mitchell's big late 60s push to uncover some great lost talent – but there's almost an early Chicago electric feel to the recordings, although the whole thing's maybe a bit looser overall than some of the early Chess Records singles. Titles include "Cool Water Blues", "The Wrong Man", "Canned Heat", "Big Road Blues", "Mean Old World", and "Down By The Woodside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Houston StackhouseWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1972. New Copy ... $12.99 17.98
Houston Stackhouse hailed from Mississippi, despite his name – and this obscure recording from the early 70s is one of the few to document his wonderfully rootsy talents! The set features just Houston on vocals and electric guitar – in a spare mode that hearkens back to the Delta, but never slavishly so – as Stackhouse represents that underground generation of Mississippi blues musicians who kept evolving the style in the years past the 30s – keeping things simple, but bringing a lot of his own individual personality to the music. Titles include "Pony Blues", "Cry On Cry On", "Bricks In My Pillow", "Cryin Won't Help You", "Big Road Blues", and "I Got Something". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Reverend Lonnie FarrisNight At The House Of Prayer ... LP
Buked & Scorned, Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Reverend Lonnie Farris – one of the key proponents of "sacred steel" guitar – the use of the mostly-country instrument in the setting of soulful gospel! Farris works the instrument in ways that are sometimes familiar, sometimes almost more like the use of an organ in gospel – really getting a hell of a lot out of the strings and their inflections, and using the steel guitar in ways that can be plenty bluesy too! The music is very raw throughout – especially on some of the more upbeat numbers, which really cook in an incredible way – and titles include "The Holy Spirit", "His Love", "I'm So Happy & Free", "Golden Street", "Walk Around", "They Are Ringing The Bells", and "Wondering Child Mother Is Dead". (Gospel, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 550 copies – with bonus insert and a cool photo-pasted cover!)

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✨✧ Rosco GordonBootin' – The Best Of The RPM Years ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Roscoe Gordon was an R&B powerhouse in the 50s – an artist with a huge legacy of music that included records for Vee Jay, Chess, and Sun Records, and a singer who continued to have an impact for many decades to come! Yet Gordon may have sounded best right at the start of his career – on these smoking early sides for the RPM Records label, cut in a beautiful fusion of blues piano, romping rhythms, and some very special vocals from the man himself! The collection presents that material at a level that really blows away some of the cheaper Roscoe Gordon volumes on the market – with a total of 24 tracks, detailed notes, and a selection of singles that even includes a few unreleased tracks, too – all in the best Ace Records tradition. Titles include "New Orleans Wimmen", "No More Doggin", "City Woman", "Ouch Pretty Baby", "Saddled The Cow", "Dime A Dozen", "Booted", "Cold Cold Water", "Just In From Texas", "We're All Loaded", and "Throwin My Money Away". (Soul, Blues) CD

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✨✧ Houston StackhouseBig Road Blues ... CD
Wolf (Austria), Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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Ben Harper/Charlie MusselwhiteGet Up! ... CD
Stax, 2013. Used ... $4.99
The first full length collaboration between blues, soul and rock slide guitar eclecticist Ben Harper and harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite – and it's win for both – with a vibe that's rooted in many traditions, but feels right at home in both Harper's and Musselwhite's wheelhouses. We expected a blues & soul covers set when we first heard that this project was in the works – and while the prospect of these 2 fellows working together on the classic Americana songbook sounds like a pretty good idea to us – we're actually all the more impressed with this all originals take on classic styled craft. A bit of blues and blues rock, a bit of gospel, and a bit of southern styled folk soul – and a bunch of great songs! It's a full band set up for the most part, too, as opposed to a spare duos set – and the titles include "Don't Look Twice", "I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone", "We Can't End This Way", "You Found Another Lover (I Lost Another Friend), "I Ride At Dawn", "Get Up!", "She Got Kick", "Blood Side Out" and "All That Matters Now". (Rock, Blues) CD

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✨✧ Big MaybelleComplete Okeh Sessions 1952 to 1955 ... CD
Okeh/Sony, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit blues, a bit jazz – and a singer with a style unto her own – the amazing Big Maybelle, one of the greatest artists to record for Okeh Records in the 50s! This well-done collection pulls together every single Maybelle recorded for the R&B powerhouse back in the day – a motherlode of great work that easily puts her right up there with Lavern Baker or Ruth Brown as one of the great female singers of the 50s. The package features a whopping 26 tracks in all – including many bits that get lost between the tracks in some of the too-sifted collections of her work from the time. Titles include "Maybelle's Blues", "New Kind Of Mambo", "Hair Dressin Women", "My Big Mistake", "Ain't No Use", "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show", "So Good To My Baby", "Gabbin Blues", "You'll Never Know", "The Other Night", and "Such A Cutie". (Soul, Blues) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BB KingGreat BB King (United) ... LP
United, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The definitely got the title right here – as BB King is plenty great, and already a powerhouse in these early years of his career! King sprung forth from the Memphis scene almost fully-formed – and in addition to his famous guitar work, he was also a hell of a singer who could bring a new sort of soulful presence to blues music – able to croon with the charm of a jazz singer in the right moments, join with a doo wop group at others, yet come on with the power of a bluesman whenever he stepped in front of the mic! This great album has BB in all these modes – recorded with brilliantly bold sound – and titles include "I Had A Woman", "Sweet Sixteen", "Someday Baby", "I'm Gonna Quit My Baby", and "I Was Blind". LP, Vinyl record album
(United Superior pressing. Shrinkwrap has a tear in front.)

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✨✧ John Lee HookerGreat John Lee Hooker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crown/Southern Routes, 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
About as classic as you can get for the legendary John Lee Hooker – a set of recordings from his early postwar years that perfectly define the special touch and electric genius of his music! The sound here is often as spare as rural acoustic blues from years back – but Hooker's using an electric instrument with a nice current of fuzz, which almost acts like a louder, fuller chorus behind his vocals – often hinting at feedback possibilities, which creates this hypnotic quality to the music – whether or not John's grooving high, or stepping low! And the vocals are something equally wonderful, too – sung and hum at the same time, in that classic Hooker way – again a huge influence on so many others to come. The package is overflowing with great early work – 26 titles in all, with titles that include "Rockhouse Boogie", "TB's Killin Me", "Sally Mae", "Hobo Blues", "Crawling Kingsnake", "Playing The Races", "Let Your Daddy Ride", "Out The Door I Went", and "I'm In The Mood". CD

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Albert KingBig Blues ... CD
King, 1962. Used ... $5.99
A well-titled record, as Albert King here plays with the large sound and big tone that would make him one of the best up-and-coming bluesmen of the 60s – a key player in the already-electrified generation, and possibly the greatest example of the new confidence that was coming into the genre at the time! This early King Records session captures Albert at a great early point in his career – a bit free of some of the more standard modes that would come with his later fame – yet already a hell of a powerhouse on the scene. Titles include "Let's Have A Natural Ball", "Travelin To California", "Dyna Flow", "This Funny Feeling", "I've Made Nights By Myself", and "I Walked All Night Long". CD

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VariousMississippi Delta Blues – Blow My Blues Away Vol 2 ... CD
Arhoolie, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Includes material from Joe Callicott, RL Burnside, and Houston Stackhouse. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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