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Lester Young/Delta Four/Albert Ammons/Lil ArmstrongJazz VSOP – MCA Jazz Masterpiece Series Vol 5 ... LP
MCA (Japan), Late 30s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 Blue BlandBest Of Bobby Bland ... CD
Duke/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
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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VariousBlues Classics 1927 to 1969 (3CD set) ... CD
MCA, 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 3 CDs ... $29.99
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandI Pity The Fool – The Duke-Peacock Recordings Vol 1 – 1952 to 1960 ... CD
MCA, 1950s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby BlandTurn On Your Love Light – Duke Recordings Vol 2 ... CD
MCA, Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bobby Bland & BB KingTogether Again – Live ... LP
MCA, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Let The Good Times Roll", and lots of medley numbers of classic blues! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with barcode. Shrinkwrap has a large hole in front.)

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✨✧ VariousChess Rhythm & Roll (4 CD set) ... CD
Chess/MCA, Late 40s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... CD
Duke/MCA, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ BB KingGot My Mojo Working ... CD
MCA, 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock

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✨✧ BB KingLive In Cook County Jail ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1971. Used ... 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". CD
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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 ... $379.99
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 ... $11.99 18.99
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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