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John Lee HookerConcert At Newport ... CD
Vee Jay, 1964. Used ... $9.99
John Lee Hooker takes the stage at Newport – in a stripped-down setting that's perfect for the famous folk fest! Most cuts seem to just feature John alone on acoustic guitar and vocals – even grittier blues than his studio sides for Vee Jay at the time, with a rough-edged quality that's pure genius – and a perfect demonstration of Hooker's power during the early 60s – that raw edge that made him an undeniable influence on others for generations to come. Titles include a five minute version of "Tupelo", plus "The Mighty Fire", "Let's Make It", "Stop Baby Don't Hold Me That Way", "I Can't Quit You Now Blues", "Bus Station Blues", and "Talk That Talk Baby". CD
(90s Vee Jay pressing.)

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✨✧ Blind Willie JohnsonPraise God I'm Satisfied ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
He may be blind, but he's plenty satisfied – and so are we, with this excellent package of rare 78rpm recordings from Willie Johnson! The sound quality is great – which is important, as Willie's got a style of guitar that's almost lighter in tone than some of his contemporaries – a deft thinness that really comes through well in this presentation of the music, really showing his skill on the strings. Vocals are surprisingly raw at points, making for a real contrast to the guitar – and titles include "I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole", "Praise God I'm Satisfied", "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground", "When The War Was On", and "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 80s pressing.)
Also available Praise God I'm Satisfied (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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Blind Willie JohnsonPraise God I'm Satisfied (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
He may be blind, but he's plenty satisfied – and so are we, with this excellent package of rare 78rpm recordings from Willie Johnson! The sound quality is great – which is important, as Willie's got a style of guitar that's almost lighter in tone than some of his contemporaries – a deft thinness that really comes through well in this presentation of the music, really showing his skill on the strings. Vocals are surprisingly raw at points, making for a real contrast to the guitar – and titles include "I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole", "Praise God I'm Satisfied", "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground", "When The War Was On", and "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Praise God I'm Satisfied ... LP 24.99

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Arbee StidhamTime For Blues ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A really interesting setting for the vocals and guitar of bluesman Arbee Stidham – set up here in front of a larger ensemble led by Ernie Wilkins, who brings in some nice currents of funk and soul as well! The recording quality is quite faithful – Stidham's guitar is way out front of a lot of the backings, in a style that's similar to the way that ABC was handling BB King – and in a way, the instrument almost has more presence on the record than Arbee's vocals, which are a bit more restrained. Titles include "Mr Texas & Pacific", "Meet Me Halfway", "Let Me Love You", "Let's Take The Long Way Home", "Don't Look For Me Baby", and "Standin In My Window". CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Roosevelt SykesSings The Blues ... CD
Ace/Demon (UK), 1962. Used ... $9.99
The title's kind of an obvious overstatement – but it's also a great illustration of the simple and straightforward nature of the album – a set that's got a sound that's far rootsier than you might expect from its date – and which almost makes us feel like we're hearing Roosevelt at work in the back room of a small club on the south side of Chicago! The piano used on most tracks is nicely bluesy and almost out of tune – a quality that underscores the sadder tones in Sykes' vocals here, especially on the mellower and more late nite numbers. Instrumentation is relatively spare – with just a bit of slushbucket drums and bass – and titles include "Out On A Limb", "Honey Child", "Slave For Your Love", "Wild Side", "Last Chance", "Casual Friend", "Hupe Dupe Do", and "Your Will Is Mine". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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