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Lightnin HopkinsCoffee House Blues – Charly Masterworks Volume 33 ... CD
Charly R&B, Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
... 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)... Temporarily 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 House/JD ShortDelta Blues ... LP
Folkways, 1942/1962. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Two generations of blues – presented together here in a classic Folkways package! Side one features Alan Lomax recordings of Son House – done on a trip to the delta in 1942, after Lomax was able to talk Son's boss into giving him the afternoon off, so they could drive to a grocery store where they could plug in the tape recorder! House sounds great here – a few years after classic vintage, but still very much in fine form – and titles include "My Black Woman", "Sun Goin Down", "I Ain't Goin To Cry No More", and "This War Will Last You For Years". Side two features work from JD Short – a contemporary of Son House on the Paramount Records scene – but recorded here in 1962 by Samuel Charters, in a laidback, stripped-down style that's very much in the older mode used by Lomax, but slightly more clear. Short lays down some great harmonica lines alongside his vocals and guitar – and titles include "So Much Wine", "Train Bring My Baby Back", "Fighting For Dear Old Uncle Sam", and "You Been Cheatin Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Son HouseDelta Blues & Spirituals ... CD
Capitol, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)
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Otis RushAny Place I'm Going ... CD
House Of Blues, 1998. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
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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 alongside Lightning's wonderful vocals – both intertwined in a snakey mode that's extremely compelling. There's no other instrumentation on the tracks at all, but there's a presence and personality that's extremely full – maybe more so than most other Hopkins material of this vintage. Titles include "Coffee Blues", "Hello Central", "Long Way From Texas", "Gotta Move", "Dirty House Blues", "Freight Train", and "Everybody's Down On Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howlin WolfBig City Blues (aka Howlin Wolf Sings The Blues) ... LP
United, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing, with slightly different cover image. Cover has a split spine and a wide center split on the top seam.)

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Howlin WolfHowling Wolf Sings The Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crown/Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
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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Kenny RiceHouse Party ... CD
Jam Jar, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
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- ... $29.99
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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✨✧ Memphis SlimAt The Gate Of Horn ... CD
Vee Jay/Collectables, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great live blues from the glory days of the Chicago electric scene – a great look inside the kind of small club set that made Windy City players a legend back in the day! Memphis Slim's vocals are wonderful here – quite soulful, and although still pretty bluesy, free from any of the cliches that would later creep in as blues moved uptown in Chicago. The backing group is also pretty great too – surprisingly jazzy at points, with a few standout tenor solos! Tracks include "Wish Me Well", "Messin Around", "Slim's Blues", "Steppin' Out", "Rockin The House", and "The Come Back". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousHarmonica Blues – Great Harmonica Performances Of The 1920s & 1930s (180 gram pressing) ... CD
Yazoo, Late 20s/1930s. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Early harmonic blues, pulled from vintage 78rpm recordings, and wrapped up in a great Robert Crumb cover – exactly the kind of album that makes the Yazoo label so great! Most tracks here appear on LP for the first time ever – and the set does a wonderful job of digging through some very vivid uses of the instrument in 20s and 30s blues – work that's arguably every bit as complex, if not more so, than any of the harp bluesmen in later years. Titles include "My Driving Wheel" by Lee Brown, "Crazy About You" by State Street Boys, "Railroad Blues" by Freeman Stowers, "Friday Moan Blues" by Alfred Lewis, "Harmonica Rag" by Chuck Darling, "I Want You By My Side" by Jazz Gillum, and "House Snake Blues" by Chicken Wilson & Skeeter Hinton. CD

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✨✧ VariousRhythm & Bluesin By The Bayou – Nights Of Sin, Dirty Deals, & Lovesick Souls ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soulful sounds from New Orleans west into Texas – that swampy space in Louisiana where the music gets mixed up, cooked down, and turned out into something new entirely – with a raw vibe that's still completely amazing all these many years later! The set's far more than the usual overdone Crescent City cuts – and instead really digs deep into the swamp to come up with rare cuts and unissued numbers from the indie scene at the end of the 50s – that magical moment when it seemed like Louisiana was exploding with so many new sounds and ideas that would have a huge musical impact for decades to come. The roots of soul are here, amidst more R&B currents and grittier blues – all with the usual excellent Ace Records notes, sound, and presentation. Titles include "Love Sick Soul" by Smilin Joe, "Please Be There" by Little Victor, "One Night Of Sin" by Barbara Lynn, "Roll Roll Roll" by Guitar Jr, "Oh Babe" by Lester Robertson, "Grandma's House" by Chris Kenner, "Ford V-8" by Honey Boy Allen, "Rising Sun" by Baton Rouge Boys, "Clautelita" by Ivory Jackson, "Shoo Shoo Chicken" by Charles Sheffield, "Wild Cherry" by Leroy Washington, and "Loving Huggin Kissin My Baby" by Classie Ballou & His Tempo Kings Orchestra. (Soul, Blues) CD

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✨✧ Paul Butterfield Blues BandGot A Mind To Keep On Living – Live 1966 ... CD
Real Gone, 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Unreleased live material from the legendary Paul Butterfield Blues Band – heard here at a time when the mighty Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield were in the group on guitar! The set was recorded in a coffee house in Boston in 1966, but the recording vibe makes the whole thing feel a lot more like it was set in the kind of southside club that first inspired Paul on the Chicago scene – with a surprisingly faithful representation of the group's sound, complete with a wonderful amount of grit – both in the grooves, and on the guitar, and even in the fuzzy sound of the vocals! Butterfield sings lead, and plays harmonica – and the combo also features organ, bass, and drums. Titles include a sweet funky take on "Get Out Of My Life Woman" – plus "Look Over Yonders Wall", "Born In Chicago", "Walking By Myself", "Memory Pain", "One More Heartache", and "Never Say No". (Rock, Blues) CD

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✨✧ VariousStraight To Watts – The Central Avenue Scene 1951-1954 – Vol 1 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A deep dig into the Watts scene in LA during the postwar years – an incredibly interesting scene – as sounds from the south came into play with the newly-hip modes of the west coast – all with a beautiful blend of jazz, blues, vocal, and instrumental styles! Many of the cuts have a bit of the hard rhythm & blues, and transplanted southern roots that you'd expect from tunes of the time, but even more have the kind of nearly-frenzied, rebellious spirit that went on to be called rock & roll – wrapped up here in a killer collection that's filled with rare singles and unreleased tracks. Titles include "Fish Man" by Gene Phillips, The Monkey" by Duchess, "T Town Mambo" by Ernie Fields, "Oh How The Geese Did Fly" by Jack McVea, "Motor Head Baby" by Chuck Higgins, "Ridin Mighty High" by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, "Hot Dog That Made Him Mad" by Palmer, "A Soul Without A Name" by Frankie Erwin, and the incredible "House Of Blue Lights" by Rozelle Gayle – kind of a mixture of R&B and comedy, served up in a track that's over 7 minutes long! (Soul, Blues) CD

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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, too – such as on the sinister "Back Door Friend" – the kind of thing that might have put off the academic market his previous label was shooting for! Other titles include "Found My Baby Crying", "Move On Out" (parts 1 & 2), "Fishing Clothes", "Gamblers Blues", "Wig Wearing Woman", "Last Affair", "Daddy Was A Preacher", "Jail House Blues", "I Hate I Got Married", "Lovin' Arms" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoot Hog Or Die Vol 2 – Sing Anything ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $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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✨✧ Boyd RiversYou Can't Make Me Doubt ... LP
Mississippi, Early 90s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousChicago Slickers Vol 2 – 1948 to 1953 ... LP
Nighthawk, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Great work from the Chicago blues underground – rare tracks pulled from a time before labels like Chess and Vee Jay handled most of the big artists, and talents were spread between a handful of much smaller indies! The music here marks that key Chicago transition from rural to urban – and especially showcases the rise of the electric guitar in the music – often mixed with some heavy lines on piano or harmonica, and recorded in a relatively spare, stripped-down mode – without some of the fuller arrangements that were being added to some of the LA blues recordings of the postwar years. Titles include "Skinny Woman" and "Floyd's Blue" by Floyd Jones, "Blue Baby" by Little Walter, "Let Me Ride Your Mule" and "My Baby Walked Out" by Man Young, "Drinking Woman" by John Brim, "Living In The White House" by Johnny Shines, "I Had A Dream" by Lazy Bill, "No More Love" and "Nervous Wreck" by Willie Nix, "Goin Down The Line" by Grace Brim, and "My Sweet Lovin Woman" by Robert Nighthawk. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bo DiddleyBlack Gladiator ... LP
Checker, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wicked reinvention of the sound of Bo Diddley – a set that electrifies his groove even more than before – and takes him into the same mix of funk and blues that Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf were exploring at the time! This album's right up there with the two Cadet/Chess classics by both of those artists – and is possibly even more messed-up too – with lots of jagged edges that push past the usual Bo Diddley groove – even though that classic sense of rhythm is still at the core to drive things along! We don't know who's playing drums, but they've got a nice heavy handed approach that makes these tracks really boom – and the set's in a massively funky style that's taken far too many years to be acknowledged for in the mainstream! Lots of nice ones, including "Shut Up Woman", "Funky Fly", "Power House", "Black Soul", "Elephant Man", and "I've Got A Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carolina Chocolate DropsLeaving Eden ... CD
Nonesuch, 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
Possibly the best yet from the Carolina Chocolate Drops! The Chocolate Drops are a group that can (and do) make a banjo and beatbox go together like pork and beans – they're that damn good. On this set, they're working with producer Buddy Miller, who seems a perfect choice. On his own records, Buddy honors folk & country heritage, all the while standing strongly in the contemporary landscape, so we can see why he'd be selected by Chocolate Drops. The group themselves have always been great at bringing out the soul in traditional folk music, and they do that as beautifully as ever here. Includes "Riro's House", "Kerr's Negro Jig", "Country Girl", "Run Mountain", "West End Blues", Po' Black Sheep", "I Truly Understand That You Love Another Man", "No Man's Mama", "Brigg's Shucking Jig/Camptown Hornpipe", "Pretty Bird" and more. (Folk/Country, Blues) CD
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VariousJailhouse Blues ... LP
Rosetta, Mid/Late 30s. Very Good Gatefold ... $13.99
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(80s pressing.)

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Rosco GordonBootin' – The Best Of The RPM Years ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
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 – 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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Living BluesIssue 248 – Vol 48, No 2 ... Magazine
Living Blues, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99
The feisty Beverly Guitar Watkins is on the cover this time around – with an image that certainly sums up the Living Blues spirit – as does the long inside article on her music! The issue also features a look at the legendary Antones' in New Orleans, plus articles on Ronnie Baker Brooks, Mr Sipp, and Ben Hunter – as well as a look at the advertising and promotional materials for 78rpm powerhouse Paramont Records, and a guide to blues festivals in 2017! There's lots more, too – including blues news and reviews! (Magazines, Blues) Magazine

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Brownie McGhee & Sonny TerryBrownie McGhee & Sonny Terry At The Bunkhouse ... LP
Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the more obscure albums from this bluesy duo – and one of their few for Smash Records too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with a small cutout mark on the label. Cover has a very light stain on one corner and a drillhole through the center.)

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✨✧ Houston StackhouseHouston Stackhouse & Friends – George Mitchell Collection (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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John Lee HookerGreat John Lee Hooker (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crown/Southern Routes, 1963. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
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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BB KingGreat BB King (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crown/Ace (UK), 1960. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
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". CD features 8 bonus tracks – including "Down Now", "Bim Bam", "Young Dreamers", "Shotgun Blues", "Woman Don't Care", and "Broke & Hungry" – some in rare unissued takes. CD

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✨✧ VariousBeef Ball Baby – The New Orleans R&B Sessions – King & Deluxe Acetate Series ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
King Records is best known as an R&B powerhouse from the Cincinnati scene of the postwar years, but the label also managed to explore plenty of points further down south – including some great artists from the New Orleans scene, before bigger labels started taking things over! This collection brings together some very early King/Deluxe Records sides, and shows that the label had a surprisingly strong ear for the budding sounds of the Crescent City – late 40s material that captures a really special time before the New Orleans groove was firmly fixed, and the city shared a mix of jazz and blues roots that had links to postwar styles in Chicago and LA as well. The package focuses on just a few artists, and as with others in the "acetate" series, it goes back to the original platters on which the pre-tape recordings were made – which makes for excellent sound throughout. Titles include "Chubby's Confession", "Bed Room Blues", "Close To Train Time", and "Back Bitin Woman" by Chubby Newsom & Her Hip Shakers; "Beef Ball Baby", "Hey Now", "Telephone Blues", "Worry About My Love", and "Answer To Chubby's Bedroom Blues" by Eddie Gorman; Here Comes Smiley", "Turn On Your Volume Baby", and "Love Is Like A Gamble" by Smiling (Smiley) Lewis; "Go Now" and "Give Me A Clue Baby" by Jewel King; "She's Got Great Big Eyes" and "Dave's Boogie Woogie" by Dave Bartholomew; and "Phoney Woman Blues" and "It's Dangerous To Be A Husband" by Cousin Joe. (Soul, Blues) CD

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✨✧ Lightnin SlimIt's Mighty Crazy – Early Excello Recordings & More ... CD
Excello/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The lesser-known "Lightnin'" of the postwar blues years – and a hell of a bluesman, heard here on some early sides for Excello Records! Lightnin Slim's got this raw, rootsy voice that's brimming with power – an approach that would have been great enough on its own, even with only a bit of Slim's guitar in the backing – but which also gets stunning support on nearly every track by a range of different blues harmonica powerhouse players – including Lazy Lester on more than half of these tracks, plus work by Cleve White and Schoolboy Cleve (are they the same?) All tracks were recorded in a very stripped-down mode, with all the power the early Excello label could offer – and the set also features some unreleased tracks, in addition to Slim's rare singles of the time. Titles include "West Texas", "Bad Luck", "I'm Grown", "Goin Home", "Bad Luck & Trouble", "I'm Him", "I Can't Be Successful", "What Evil Have I Done", "Bed Bug Blues", "It's Mighty CRazy", "Have Your Way", and "I'm A Rollin Stone". CD

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VariousBlues & Barrelhouse Piano – 1927 to 1936 ... CD
Yazoo, Late 20s/1930s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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