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✨✧ Lester Young/Delta Four/Albert Ammons/Lil ArmstrongJazz VSOP – MCA Jazz Masterpiece Series Vol 5 ... LP
MCA (Japan), Late 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet Japanese LP – featuring two tracks by The Delta Four, with Roy Eldridge on trumpet; four tracks by Sammy Price & His Texas Blusicians, with Lester Young on tenor and Harold Doc West on vocals; four more by Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings with Israel Crosby on bass; and four by Lil Armstrong & Her Dixielanders, with Jonah Jones on trumpet and Russell Jones on tenor! (Jazz, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Bobby Bland & BB KingTogether Again – Live ... LP
MCA, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
Titles include "Let The Good Times Roll", and lots of medley numbers of classic blues! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bobby Blue BlandBest Of Bobby Bland ... CD
Duke/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
To us, most of Bobby's early Duke albums would serve fine as "best of" sets in and of themselves – so great is his work for that label during this period! This one's a pretty great sampling of his genius – that unique blend of blues and soul that still makes Bobby's work sound fresher than most of the hackneyed, over-played work by other singers of the time. 12 tracks in all, including "Poverty", "I Smell Trouble", "Some-Day", "I'll Take Care Of You", "I Pity The Fool", "Cry Cry Cry", "Turn On Your Love Light", "Call On Me", "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", "If You Could Read My Mind", "Farther Up The Road" and "Stormy Monday". CD

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BB KingBB King In London ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1971. Used ... $7.99
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". CD

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BB KingMidnight Believer ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1978. Used ... $3.99
One of the most tightly-produced of BB King's albums for MCA, but a set that's still filled with undeniable charm – and which really shows King more than able to step up to some well-deserved superstardom! There's a bit of an LA finish to the backings, but things are never too smooth – and BB's vocals and guitar both really shine in this setting – with inflections and edges that are just wonderful throughout! The balance is great – that rare ability that MCA had to serve up such records at the time – and titles include "A World Full Of Strangers", "Midnight Believer", "Never Make A Move Too Soon", "Hold On", "I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone", and "When It All Comes Down". CD

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VariousBlues Classics 1927 to 1969 (3CD set) ... CD
MCA, 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 3 CDs ... $24.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHome Of The Blues ... CD
MCA, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print. Promotional copy.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandTry Me, I'm Real ... LP
MCA, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a wavy corner.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandHis California Album ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice little record from Bobby – quite different from his 60s sides for Duke/Peacock, and recorded in California (as you might guess from the title!) with a smoother more soulful approach. The style works well for Bobby – and kind of gave him a new lease on life during the 70s, as he mixed his rougher bluesy vocals with some hipper arrangements – still quite deep in soul, but with a compressed sound that creates a new mode of expression. Titles include "Goin Down Slow", "Up & Down World", "Help Me Through The Day", "Where My Baby Went", "Friday The 13th Child", "This Time I'm Gone For Good", and "I've Got To Use My Imagination". CD

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✨✧ Earl HookerSimply The Best ... CD
MCA, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Little MiltonAge Ain't Nothin But A Number (original master recording) ... CD
MCA/Mobile Fidelity, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Chess Blues ... LP
MCA/Chess, 1950s/1960s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has wear & staining.)

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✨✧ VariousWalkin' The Blues – The Blues Piano Chicago Style ... CD
Chess/MCA (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BB KingLove Me Tender ... LP
MCA, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ BB KingWhy I Sing The Blues ... CD
MCA, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Bobby BlandSpotlighting The Man ... LP
Duke, 1967. Very Good ... $8.99
Fantastic stuff, like all of Bobby's early Duke albums, and a breathtaking mix of soul and R&B, with some nice jazzy touches in the arrangements. Tracks include "Wouldn't You Rather Have Me", "Ask Me Nothin' About The Blues", "Gotta Get To Know You", and "You Ought To Be Ashamed". Great stuff, and Bobby's voice is wonderful! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on MCA.)

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Bobby Blue BlandAin't Nothing You Can Do ... LP
Duke, 1964. Very Good- ... $9.99
Beautiful early soul stuff by one of the greatest singers ever. Bobby's young soulful voice is in top form on this set, and the LP includes such great cuts as "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", "I'm Gonna Cry", "Black Night", and "Steal Away". Very cool cover, too, with a cartoon of Bobby and some girl standing on opposite sides of a huge breaking heart! LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA pressing, with rainbow label.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandSoul Of The Man ... LP
Duke, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
More excellent early Bobby Blue Bland material, with stellar arrangements by Joe Scott that mix soul, blues, and a slight bit of jazz to create the unique style that made Bobby's work unlike that of anyone else. The LP includes such classics as "The Playgirl", "I Can't Stop", "Back In The Same Old Bag", and "Too Late For Tears" – but the whole thing's pretty darn great! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)

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✨✧ BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... LP
ABC, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King live at the Cook County Jail in Chicago – and given the amount of great live shows going on in the institution during the early 70s, the jail must have been one hell of a place to be incarcerated! This classic features BB King entertaining the prisoners with a wickedly sharp blues set – done, like most prison live shows, with an edge that's often missing from more conventional concerts – plenty gritty, both on the vocals and guitar, with a sound the Chicago audience must have loved! Titles include "How Blue Can You Get", "Worry Worry", "Sweet Sixteen", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Please Accept My Love", and "Every Day I Have The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)

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✨✧ BB KingMidnight Believer ... LP
ABC, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most tightly-produced of BB King's albums for MCA, but a set that's still filled with undeniable charm – and which really shows King more than able to step up to some well-deserved superstardom! There's a bit of an LA finish to the backings, but things are never too smooth – and BB's vocals and guitar both really shine in this setting – with inflections and edges that are just wonderful throughout! The balance is great – that rare ability that MCA had to serve up such records at the time – and titles include "A World Full Of Strangers", "Midnight Believer", "Never Make A Move Too Soon", "Hold On", "I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone", and "When It All Comes Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Midnight Believer ... CD 3.99

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousDiggin' Gold – A Galaxy Of West Coast Blues ... CD
Galaxy/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great selection of rare tracks that might have been R&B numbers, had they been recorded in the 50s – but which instead step out strongly as more soul-based tracks – thanks to the hip setting of the LA scene of the time! All the work here comes from the ultra-cool Galaxy Records – a west coast indie who had a great talent for taking blues-based artists and turning them towards more contemporary soul modes – a bit with a vibe that sounds like similar work over at Chess Records from the period, but with a special twist that makes the Galaxy groove something that's all its own! There's some nice currents of funk here, alongside grittier vocals and lots of nice guitar – and as usual for Ace Records, the track list is filled with rare singles, including some unissued numbers – and packaged with a great set of notes! Titles include "On My Way Back Home" by Little Johnny Taylor, "Compact Baby", "To Far Beyond Repair" by Billy Keene, "Rattlesnake, Baby Rattlesnake" by Joe Johnson, "Talk To You Baby" by Rob Robinson, "Lay Up In Bed" by Del Cunningham, "Watch That Stuff" by Good Time Charlie, "You're A Deserter" by Billy Keene, "Baby It's All Right" by Clay Hammond, and "I Don't Know Why" by Bill McAfee. (Soul, Blues) CD
 
 
 



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