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Chuck BerryLondon Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Chuck Berry makes the same London move as some of his other Chess Records contemporaries – and the result is one of Chuck's best albums from the later years! The set's not as star-studded as other efforts of this nature – but that's fine with us because Chuck really shines as the lead star out front, on both vocals and guitar – getting some great gritty backing from players who include Derek Griffiths and Owen McIntyre on guitar, Ian McLagen and Dave Kaffinetti on piano, and Rick Gretsch on bass. The set features a mix of London studio recordings and a few live tracks – and titles include "I Will Not Let You Go", "London Berry Blues", "Let's Boogie", "Mean Old World", "Johnny B Goode", and "I Love You". (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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Champion Jack DupreeSonet Blues Story – Champion Jack Dupree – Recorded In London In 1971 ... CD
Sonet/Universal, 1971. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BB KingBB King In London ... LP
ABC, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersLondon Muddy Waters Sessions ... LP
Chess, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Muddy Waters hits London – and records here with Rory Gallagher on guitar, Rick Grech on bass, and Steve Winwood on piano and organ – plus horns back home, arranged by Johnny Pate! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & some stains.)
 
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John Mayall's Blues BreakersBare Wires ... CD
Deram/London/Rebound, 1968. Used ... $3.99
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) CD

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✨✧ John MayallBlues From Laurel Canyon ... LP
London, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Little Brother MontgomeryWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
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