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Howlin WolfLondon Sessions ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1989. Used ... $3.99
A famous date that showcases the Chess Records influence on the sound of the Brit rock scene – one that has a number of key players "giving back" to the label, and working on a special date with Howlin Wolf! Wolf's rough vocals are in the lead on all tracks, and he also plays a bit of harmonica and guitar as well – and other artists include Steve Winwood on piano and organ, Eric Clapton on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass, and Charlie Watts on drums – all players who are respectful of the original bluesy sound of Chess, and who clearly dig the opportunity to show off their chops in the setting. Titles include "I Ain't Superstitious", "Poor Boy", "Do The Do", "Red Rooster", "Built For Comfort", "What A Woman", "Highway 49", "Who's Been Talking", and "Rocking Daddy". CD
Also available London Sessions ... LP 16.99

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Howlin WolfLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1970. Very Good ... $16.99
A famous date that showcases the Chess Records influence on the sound of the Brit rock scene – one that has a number of key players "giving back" to the label, and working on a special date with Howlin Wolf! Wolf's rough vocals are in the lead on all tracks, and he also plays a bit of harmonica and guitar as well – and other artists include Steve Winwood on piano and organ, Eric Clapton on guitar, Bill Wyman on bass, and Charlie Watts on drums – all players who are respectful of the original bluesy sound of Chess, and who clearly dig the opportunity to show off their chops in the setting. Titles include "I Ain't Superstitious", "Poor Boy", "Do The Do", "Red Rooster", "Built For Comfort", "What A Woman", "Highway 49", "Who's Been Talking", and "Rocking Daddy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear. Label has some marker.)
Also available London Sessions ... CD 3.99

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Jimmy WitherspoonBlue Spoon/Spoon In London ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1964. Used ... $13.99
A bit of blues, and a bit of jazz – in that sweet style that Jimmy was handling so well on his 60s recordings for Prestige. Backing is by a small combo that includes Gildo Mahones on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Roy Haynes on drums – and titles include "The Time Has Come", "I'll Never Be Free", "I Wonder", "It's All In The Game", and "Blues In The Morning". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy WitherspoonSpoon In London ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(Vocalists, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear & aging – mostly on the back.)
 
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John MayallBlues From Laurel Canyon ... LP
London, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
British blues meets LA's Laurel Canyon – a trans-Atlantic (or is it Pacific?) blend that makes for one of John Mayall's most compelling albums of the 60s! The album was recorded after the breakup of the Blues Breakers group – but it still features strong support from Mick Taylor on guitar – a key factor in the previous combo's sound, given almost even more space here to stand out front with Mayall. Other instrumentation includes bass and drums, plus a bit of tablas – and the overall approach is a lot more spare than other Blues Breakers sets – still bluesy in approach, but with some definite freer-thinking moments too, picked up from a trip to Laurel Canyon that was Mayall's inspiration for the set. Titles include "Walking On Sunset", "Vacation", "Ready To Ride", "Medicine Man", "Miss James", "The Bear", "First Time Alone", and "Fly Tomorrow". (Rock, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing)

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John Mayall's Blues BreakersBare Wires ... LP
London, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
Another great step forward for the legendary John Mayall – proof that he was never just content to copy American blues modes, and always willing to bring something new to the table! Although steeped in sounds from the delta on up to Chicago, the record's also got a hipper, almost trippier feel at times too – long-winding interplay between the guitar and organ, and some slow-building rhythms that shake off blues stereotypes, and mark Mayall as having an equal ear for forward-thinking 60s rockers. The group here is great – with Mick Taylor on guitar, Henry Lowther on cornet, Chris Mercer on tenor, and Dick Heckstall-Smith on tenor and soprano sax – all playing in a freely creative mode that stands the test of time surprisingly well Titles include "I'm A Stranger", "Harley Quits", "Killing Time", "Sandy", "She's Too Young", and "No Reply". (Rock, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(US stereo pressing.)

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John Mayall's Blues BreakersCrusade ... CD
London/Decca, 1967. Used ... $9.99
John Mayall's on a new crusade here – hitting lines that are almost more truly blusey than his previous albums – thanks to a new lineup in the Blues Breakers combo! Alongside Mayall's lead on vocals, organ, harmonica, and bottleneck guitar – the group also features Mick Taylor on guitar, John McVie on bass, Keep Hartley on drums, Chris Mercer on tenor, and Rip Kant on baritone sax – the latter two of whom help keep the set from being a straight Chicago electric blues copy. Titles include "I Can't Quit You Baby", "Streamline", "Snowy Wood", "Man Of Stone", "Stand Back Baby", and "My Time After A While". (Rock, Blues) CD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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✨✧ Otis SpannCracked Spanner Head ... LP
London, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features Otis Spann on vocals and piano – with McKinley Morganfield on guitar and Little Willie Smith on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing – in great shape!)

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✨✧ VariousRaw Blues ... CD
London, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raw blues from both sides of the Atlantic – a hip British album that features work from some key American players, as well as contributions from some of the up and coming Brit blues rockers of the late 60s! The sound is definitely in keeping with the title – nicely raw and rough – and titles include "My Home In The Desert" and "You're Gonna Need My Help" by Otis Spann, "Bernard Jenkins" and "Lonely Years" by John Mayall & Eric Clapton, "Calcutta Blues" and "24 Hours" by Champion Jack Dupree, "Long Night" by John Mayall & Steve Anglo, "Milkman Strut" by John Mayall, and "You Got Good Business" by Curtis Jones. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Josh WhiteJosh White Program ... LP
London, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label UK pressing with deep groove. Seams have minor splitting.)
 
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Champion Jack DupreeBlues From The Gutter ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Blues from the gutter, with a nice current of jazz, too – thanks to participation from a hip group who really make this album from Champion Jack something special! Dupree himself sings and plays piano – often with plenty of rootsy currents – but the combo also features excellent alto from Pete Brown, who adds in plenty of soul – as well as Ennis Lowery on guitar, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Willie Jones on drums. All tracks are credited to Jack, but there's more than a few here that are traditional, and just given new arrangements by Dupree – and titles include "Strollin", "Stack-O-Lee", "Frankie & Johnny", "Bad Blood", "Junker's Blues", "Evil Woman", and "Can't Kick The Habit". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on London, in the flip-back cover.)

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Screamin Jay HawkinsPlanet Sessions (Night & Day Of Screamin Jay Hawkins – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Planet/Ace (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
An incredible lost moment in the career of Screamin Jay Hawkins – material that was recorded in London in the mid 60s, and with a very different flavor than most of Hawkins' other material! There's a mod jazz approach to this set that's totally great – as Jay's raw vocals come into play with a sweet-grooving Hammond, in a combo that also features some sharp work on guitar, and some strong sax solos too! The upbeat, jazzy vibe is totally great – and gives Screamin Jay a whole new focus for his vocals – and for his songwriting, too – as most of the material here is original. And while Hawkins is always best remembered for his spooky, gimmicky cuts, this material is equally great in a totally different way – and, if it were pursued further, might have given the man a whole new direction in his career. Make no mistake, there's still plenty here to love if you're a longtime fan of Screamin Jay Hawkins – but you'll also really appreciate the mod grooves in the set as well! Titles include "I Wanna Know", "In My Dream", "Change Your Ways", "Serving Time", "Please Forgive Me", "Move Me", "My Marion", and "All Night". Plus, CD features a whopping 12 bonus tracks – a few alternate takes, and other versions of album songs – plus the titles "I'm Lonely" and "Stone Crazy". (Soul, Blues) CD

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John Mayall's Blues BreakersHard Road ... LP
Deram, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A killer album from one of the most legendary versions of John Mayall's Blues Breakers – a quartet that features drummer Aynsley Dunbar, bassist John McVie, and lead guitarist Peter Green – who's also singing a fair bit on the album as well! The style here is tighter and more focused than before – showing a bit more of a rockish bent, especially on the guitars – but still strongly drenched in American R&B traditions, served up in a way that never waters down the sound for a mainstream audience. While other UK artists were taking American roots and softening them up for the charts, Mayall only seemed to deepen his commitment to more authentic representation of the styles – really only taking a bit more liberties with the strength and length of guitar parts. As before, there's a bit of reed work here that's especially nice – served up by UK jazzers Ray Warleigh, John Almond, and Alan Skidmore – and titles include "A Hard Road", "It's Over", "The Stumble", "Dust My Blues", "There's Always Work", "The Same Way", "The Supernatural", and "Living Alone". (Rock, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo London pressing.)
Also available Hard Road (expanded edition) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ VariousMuddy Waters – The ARC Classics ... CD
ARC, Used ... $3.99
15 songs from Mel London, Charles Williams, John Lee Hooker, Carl Wright, Bernard Roth, Sonny Boy Williamson, Eddie Boyd, James Oden, Otis Rush, Jimmy Reed & more. CD
(Promotional release.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Chief Records Vol 2 ... CD
Chief, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Bobby & Lucy, Mel London, Junior Wells, The Duchess, Lillian Offitt, Earl Hooker, Magic Sam, and G Davy. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Chief Records Vol 3 ... CD
Chief, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Frank Butler, Mel London, Earl Hooker, Elmore James, Tobin Matthews, and The Elites. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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