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Willie KentToo Hurt To Cry ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... $6.99
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BB KingHere's One You Didn't Know About – From The RPM & Kent Vaults ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
An excellent collection of rare work from the legendary BB King – a selection of 25 tracks from the vaults of RPM and Kent Records, 23 of which appear here for the first time ever! Some cuts are alternates, some are different versions of other recordings – and all are pretty darn wonderful – that sharp-edged BB King sound right at the start, before the famous Memphis powerhouse was recording for bigger labels in a more commercial setting! Lots of these cuts have a jazzy backing alongside BB's sweet guitar and raspy vocals – a mode that's similar to the mix of bigger band and bluesy elements you'd get on early work from Bobby Blue Bland – that great Memphis mix of modes that always makes us love this stretch in King's career so much. Titles include unusual versions of "Sweet Little Angel", "Catfish Blues", "Early In The Morning", "I Wonder Why", "Goin Down Slow", "Whole Lotta Meat", "Loving You In Vain", "Long Nights", "The Woman I Love", "Soul Beat", "Don't You Want A Man Like Me", "Be Careful With A Fool", and "Whole Lot Of Lovin". CD

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✨✧ BB KingBB King – The Complete Kent/RPM Recordings 1950 to 1965 – The Life, Times, & Blues Of BB King In All His Glory (17CDs/LP/book) ... CD
Kent/P-Vine (Japan), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 17CD, LP & Book ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most expensive box sets you'll ever hope to own – but a package that's totally worth it, too – as a huge document of the sublime early years of the great BB King! King hit the mainstream big in the late 60s with his classic recordings for ABC, and a lot more in the 70s for MCA – but for long before those years, he made some amazing music for the RPM and Kent Record labels – groundbreaking blues that not only showcased his incredible work on guitar, but also featured that sophisticated Memphis mode of the time – which often used fuller backings, and even some slight currents of jazz in the music too. And while some of BB's albums from the time have been reissued, this whopping box offers up all his albums from the period in their entirety – 3 O'Clock Blues, You Upset Me Baby, Sweet Little Angel, Please Accept My Love, My Sometime Baby, Rock Me Baby, and The Jungle – plus more discs that are filled with singles, rare tracks, alternates, and more – a total of 17 full CDs' worth of music! Plus, the box also comes with a vinyl LP – titled Treasures Untold, with lots more rare BB King material from the time – and also comes with a Japanese edition of the book The Arrival Of BB King by Charles Sawyer – plus more notes as well. Very limited – and very cool! CD

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✨✧ Lowell FulsomTramp (original Kent pressing) ... LP
Kent, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of THE all time classics of funky blues – a record built around Lowell's huge single "Tramp" – a massive tune that spawned a whole generation of answer tunes! "Tramp" kicks off the set with a stone break that's worth the price of the album – then Lowell slides into some tunes that have a bit more of a conventional bluesy approach, mixed with a few other nice cuts that get a bit funky too! A rough-edged classic that really stands out – and which has made Fulsom one of the better-collected bluesmen of the beathead crowd. In addition to "Tramp", other tracks include "Two Way Wishin", "Back Door Key", "Year Of 29", "Pico", "Goin' Home", and "Black Nights". LP, Vinyl record album
(First pressing on Kent.)
 
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Guitar Slim Green with Johnny & Shuggie OtisStone Down Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kent/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $11.99
A blues album, but one with a difference – thanks to some tremendous help from the legendary Johnny Otis and his young son Shuggie! Despite the fact that the leader is billed as Guitar Slim Green, Shuggie actually plays some lead guitar on the record too – adding in some cool, complicated solos that point towards his genius to come as a solo act – and which also get some nicely romping rhythms from Johnny on drums! The Otis family was definitely bringing a lot of funk into their sound at the time, which they share plenty with Slim here – helping to make the record way more than just another late 60s rootsy blues session, and instead a great west coast criss-crossing of modes. Titles include "Shake Em Up", "My Little Angel Child", "5th Street Alley Boogie", "Old Folks Blues", "This War Ain't Right", and "Big Fine Thing". Also features two bonus tracks, both unissued – "My Marie" and "Rock The Nation". CD
 
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Lowell FulsomJewel Sessions 1969 to 1971 ... CD
Jewel/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $32.99
A killer set of funky blues by Lowell Fulsom – material recorded for the Jewel label after his years at Kent – and with a sound that's even more soul-drenched than before! Backing on many tracks is by a nice little combo with a very heavy drummer – which results in some nice hard snapping drum parts that recall some of Lowell's best funky work of the 60s – a continuation of his "Tramp" groove, but in ways that are even more open and hip. Straighter blues comes into play at times, but still carried off in a unique way that's without some of the cliches that were creeping into the music at the time – and which marks Lowell as a continually inventive artist as the 70s approached. The set features 41 titles in all – more than previous Jewel collections – with titles that include "Teach Me", which has a nice guitar/drum break in the intro, and a nice hard groove – plus "Why Don't We Do It In The Road", "Baby", "Stop & Think", "You're Gonna Miss Me", "Man On The Run", "This Feeling", "Stoned To The Bone", "I Started Out Wrong", "Every Second A Fool Is Born", "Man Of Motion", "My Baby", and "How Do You Want Your Man". CD

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Lowell FulsonI've Got The Blues – Jewel Record Story ... CD
Jewel/Airline, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 18.99
A killer set of funky blues by the great Lowell Fulson – an artist who'd already recorded tons of classic work for labels like Chess and Kent – but still managed to kick out some excellent early 70s material for Jewel Records too! Backing on many tracks is by a nice little combo, with a very heavy drummer – which results in some nice hard snapping drum parts that recall some of Lowell's best funky work of the 60s – kind of a 70s extension of the "Tramp" groove, with lots of electric bass groudning the grooves, and some excellent work on guitar from Lowell. His vocals are wonderful too – more confidently expressive than in the early years, which may well make them the most powerful force in the music – with a sinister, soulful style we really love. Titles include "Teach Me", "Change Of Heart", "Every Second A Fool Is Born", "Stoned To The Bone", "Sleeper", "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?", "Cheatin Woman", "Man On The Run", "Fed Up", "Look At You Baby", "Take My Hand", "Henpecked", "Stop & Think", "Deep In Love", and "Searchin Out". CD
 
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✨✧ Ollie ShepardOllie Shepard & His Kentucky Boys 1937 to 1941 ... LP
Old Tramp (Netherlands), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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