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Bobby BlandBlues & Ballads ... CD
MCA, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby BlandHere We Go Again ... CD
MCA, 1982. Used ... $4.99
(Soul, Blues) CD

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Bobby BlandTell Mr Bland ... LP
MCA, 1983. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Bobby Bland & BB KingI Like To Live The Love ... CD
MCA, 1974. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Bobby Bland & BB KingTogether Again – Live ... LP
MCA, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Let The Good Times Roll", and lots of medley numbers of classic blues! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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Bo Diddley/Muddy Waters/Little WalterSuper Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1967. Used ... $14.99
A Chicago blues trifecta – and the first time ever that Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Little Waters ever worked together! The set's got a raw power that definitely lives up to the title – a wicked mix of raw guitars, rough rhythms, and some wonderfully soulful vocals – all served up in a style that has the modes of each different player stepping forth into the limelight from track to track, but with the others shouldering forth themselves to challenge the lead! The mix of Bo's twang and Muddy's grit is mighty nice – and Little Walter helps bring a soulful focus that really holds the whole thing together. Titles include "I'm A Man", "Who Do You Love", "Bo Diddley", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "My Baby", "Long Distance Call", and "You Don't Love Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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Howlin WolfMore Real Folk Blues ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1967. Used ... $9.99
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 KingThere Must Be A Better World Somewhere ... LP
MCA, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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BB KingTo Know You Is To Love You ... LP
ABC/MCA, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A set that has BB King teaming up with southern soul maestro Dave Crawford – an arranger/producer who helps BB find a whole new groove! Crawford's approach is wonderfully warm and soulful – almost a Hi Records sort of take on the music, which brings King's traditional blues into much fresher territory – an update of older Memphis modes, with a really great sound for the 70s. In addition to The Memphis Horns, there's also a bit of Philly help on the record too – thanks to Vince Montana's vibes, Norman Harris' guitar, Ron Kersey's keyboards, and Ronnie Baker's bass. Stevie Wonder makes a brief guest appearance on keyboards too – and titles include "Oh To Me", "Love", "Respect Yourself", "I Like To Live The Love", "Who Are You", "I Can't Leave", and "Thank You For Loving The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)

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Little MiltonIf Walls Could Talk ... CD
Checker/MCA, 1968. Used ... $9.99
A great example of why Little Milton was always one of the few Chicago blues artists who could also break strongly in the soul camp at the time – and a beautifully balanced set that perfectly shows both sides of the Chicago scene of the time! Production is by old Vee Jay maestro Calvin Carter, and arrangements by Gene Barge, who manages to slide effortlessly between blues and soul on the set – almost pushing Milton into Tyrone Davis territory, but keeping things a bit more rougher and down home on some of the other numbers. The sound is wonderful – very deep and rich, and with a sound that's head and shoulders above most other albums of this type in the late 60s. Titles include "Baby I Love You", "If Walls Could Talk", "Things That I Used to Do", "Let's Get Together", "I Play Dirty", "Blues Get Off My Shoulder", "I Don't Know", and "Poor Man". CD
(Out of print US version.)
Also available If Walls Could Talk ... LP 9.99

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John MayallHard Core Package ... CD
MCA/One Way, 1977. Used ... $8.99
(Rock, Blues) CD
(Out of print.)

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Otis SpannDown To Earth – The Bluesway Recordings ... CD
Bluesway/MCA, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersAnthology – 1947 to 1972 ... CD
MCA/Chess, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1968. Used ... $3.99
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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Muddy WatersFathers & Sons (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess/MCA, 1969. Used ... $6.99
One of the biggest albums of Muddy Waters' career – a key crossover effort that has Waters as the "father" working with "sons" Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield! The style here is still quite rootsy overall – and the double-length session features one album recorded in the studio, and a second done live at the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree – key evidence of the growing hippie audience for blues like this! The core group features Waters on vocals with Otis Spann on piano, Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Paul Butterfield on harmonica, Donald Duck Dunn on bass, and Sam Lay on drums – and guest players include Phil Upchurch on bass and Buddy Miles on drums – each on one number. Titles include "All Aboard", "Mean Disposition", "Forty Days & Forty Nights", "Sugar Sweet", "Twenty Four Hours", "I'm Ready", "Walkin Thru The Park", "Got My Mojo Working (parts 1 & 2)", "The Same Thing", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "Honey Bee".Studio & live recordings. Includes the bonus prreviously unreleased tracks "Country Boy", "I Love The Lifre I Live", "Oh Yeah", "I Feel So Good". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousBest Of Duke-Peacock Blues ... CD
MCA, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
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 Rhythm & Roll (4 CD set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $62.99
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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✨✧ BB KingLive At The Regal ... CD
MCA, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". CD
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✨✧ BB KingBest Of BB King ... LP
ABC, 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA pressing. Cover has light wear & a bit of waviness along the opening.)

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