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Bobby BlandI Feel Good, I Feel Fine ... LP
MCA, 1979. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner.)

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Bobby BlandTell Mr Bland ... LP
MCA, 1983. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... CD
Duke/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts used for the backdrop, but presented with a rock-solid style that definitely points the way towards many sounds and styles to come in the 60s. And although Bland recorded many of these tracks as separate singles, there's a way they're put together here that makes the whole thing sound completely marvelous together – a really well-conceived track list that shows that Bobby's an even greater artist in the space of a full record. The arrangements are perfect, and Bobby's rough soulful voice is blended in this amazing way with killer horn arrangements that are far more sophisticated than most stuff that ever came after this, and which never get in the way, but only back up his deep emotion. The album's a motherlode of classics by the man, with gems that include "Two Steps From The Blues", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Don't Want No Woman", "I'm Not Ashamed", "Don't Cry No More", "Lead Me On", and "I Pity The Fool". And hell, even his version of "St James Infirmary" is pretty wonderful – something we never thought we'd say about that song. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Two Steps From The Blues ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Howlin WolfMore Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1967. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A much earlier set of tracks than the first volume of Real Folk Blues from Howlin Wolf – mostly material recorded in the mid 50s, both in Chicago and Memphis – all with a really nitty gritty sort of feel! There's a rough and rootsy mode going on here – one that has Wolf's raspy vocals right up front in the lead, often supported by just a bit of electric guitar to emphasize the more sinister notes in the tunes. All tracks are originals by Wolf (aka Chester Burnett) – and titles include "Just My Kind", "I've Got A Woman", "Work For Your Money", "I'll Be Around", "You Can't be Beat", "You Gonna Wreck My Life", "I Love My Baby", "Neighbors", "I'm The Wolf", "Rocking Daddy", "Who Will Be Next?", and "I Have A Little Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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BB KingBlues On Top Of Blues ... CD
MCA/BGO (UK), 1967. Used ... $8.99
There's some bigger arrangements here than you'd usually get on a BB King album of the 60s – but they're used in a really great way that makes the album one of our favorites by King from his years at ABC! Johnny Pate arranged and produced, and he gives the whole thing a Chicago soul punch that's mighty nice – a mix of blues and soul that's not unlike some of the best Bobby Blue Bland work at Duke a few years before – and a blend that's really a lot like some of the best indie soul coming out of Chicago's west side in the late 60s too. The album's a killer all the way through, and it's great to hear BB in such a setting – on cuts that include "Dance With Me", "Heartbreaker", "I'm Not Wanted Anymore", "Having My Say", "That's Wrong Mama", "Now That You've Lost Me", "Until I Found You", and "Worried Dream". CD

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BB KingHis Best – The Electric BB King (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MCA, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
BB King at his late 60s best – working here in the company of producers Johnny Pate and Quincy Jones, and serving up a great blend of blues and soul in the process! The set's less a "best of", than a collection of ABC work that doesn't seem to be on the other full albums of the time – mostly produced by Johnny Pate, with those great Chicago soul touches that helped his work with King really cross new boundaries – and finally give BB the kind of full, forceful approach that Bobby Blue Bland had been getting for years. The Quincy Jones cuts are two from the soundtrack to For Love Of Ivy – both pretty groovy, with a socking soul punch – and titles on the full album include "Tired Of Your Jive", "Don't Answer The Door", "The BB Jones", "Paying The Cost To Be The Boss", "All Over Again", "I Don't Want You Cutting Off Your Hair", "Sweet Sixteen", "Meet My Happiness", and "You Put It On Me". CD

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BB KingThere Must Be A Better World Somewhere ... CD
MCA, 1981. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available There Must Be A Better World Somewhere ... LP 7.99

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✨✧ BB KingThere Must Be A Better World Somewhere ... LP
MCA, 1981. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
Also available There Must Be A Better World Somewhere ... CD 3.99

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John MayallHard Core Package ... CD
MCA/One Way, 1977. Used ... $4.99
(Rock, Blues) CD
(Out of print.)

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T Bone WalkerDirty Mistreater ... LP
Bluesway/MCA, 1968. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Not as all-out funky as some of the funky blues albums on Chess at the time – but still nicely funky, and a very different album than usual for T Bone! The record has Walker's vocals and guitar backed by some larger arrangements that have a nice little bounce – lots of electric bass rolling around to kick the tunes into gear, and get T Bone to play a bit faster than usual. A few cuts are more laidback and bluesy, but over the course of the record things get plenty groovy for our tastes! Titles include "Flower Blues", "Why My Baby", "Long Skirt Baby Blues", "I'm In An Awful Mood", and "Jealous Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on MCA.)

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Jimmy WitherspoonSpoon So Easy – The Chess Years ... LP
Chess/MCA, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $0.99
(Vocalists, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBest Of Duke-Peacock Blues ... CD
MCA, 1950s. Used ... $1.99
Includes 18 tracks by Big Mama Thornton, Earl Forest, Roscoe Gordon, Sonny Parker, Memphis Slim, Little Richard, Larry Davis, Otis Rush, Bobby Bland, and Clarence Gatemouth Brown. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousChess Blues (4CD box set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $24.99
A great overview of rare blues material from the legendary Chess Records – with 101 songs in all, including 19 previously unissued tracks! CD
(Out of print. BMG direct pressing, but with box and book in nice shape.)

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VariousChess Blues Classics 1957 to 1967 ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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VariousChess Rhythm & Roll (4 CD set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $43.99
Not just rock and roll – but some rare Chess R&B, soul, and even a bit of rockabilly too! Excellent track selection – with some unreleased gems! (Soul, Blues) CD
(Out of print, outer box has some edgewear, a small price sticker & mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Brownie McGhee & Sonny TerryBrownie McGhee & Sonny Terry – Jazz Heritage Series (aka Long Way From Home) ... LP
MCA, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Life Is A Gamble", "Long Way From Home", "Rock Island Line", "Big Question", and "Don't Mistreat Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe TurnerEarly Big Joe – 1940 to 1944 ... LP
MCA, Early 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, it was downplayed as a cheap attempt to sell out Muddy's classic blues sound. These days, it's treasured by many of us as a unique funky session that merged the best of Chicago's funk, soul, and blues worlds – taking Muddy's sound way past earlier records and into uncharted waters. It's similar to some of the work on Chess at the time by Bo Diddley and Etta James – and it includes lots of nice updated groovers like "I'm A Man", "I Just Want To Make Love to You", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Same Thing", "She's All Right", and "Tom Cat". Arrangements are by Charles Stepney, too! CD
Also available Electric Mud ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Bobby Bland & BB KingI Like To Live The Love ... CD
MCA, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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BB KingMidnight Believer ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Junior ParkerBest Of Junior Parker ... LP
Duke, 1960s. Very Good ... $3.99
Excellent early sides from Junior Parker, collected from his outstanding work for Duke records in the 60s. 12 tracks in all, including "Next Time You See Me", "Mother-In-Law Blues", "Peaches", "Sweet Home Chicago", "That's Alright", "Five Long Years", "Driving Wheel", "Stand By Me", "Yonders Wall", "Annie Get Your Yo-Yo", "Things I Used To Do" and "Goodbye Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(MCA pressing. Cover has light staining.)

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✨✧ BB KingBest Of BB King ... LP
ABC, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing.)
 
 
 



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