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Cecil BarfieldGeorge Mitchell Collection (with download) ... LP
Big Legal Mess, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 17.99
Timeless work by Georgia bluesman Cecil Barfield – material recorded in the mid 70s, issued in the 21st Century – but done with a quality that could go back to the 78rpm generation! Barfield has this amazing vocal style – strongly inflected at times, with this warble that makes for a strong musical element next to his acoustic guitar – almost Malian at times, and very different than any other blues singer we can think of. The recording quality is excellent – clear, clean, and very unadorned – and titles include "Love Blues", "Tell Me Rider", "Captain Had A Bulldog", "Big Legged Woman", "Five Long Years", "Root Blues", and "Talk To Your Daughter". LP, Vinyl record album

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Slim HarpoBaby Scratch My Back ... CD
Excello/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $14.99
A classic album from the mighty Slim Harpo, and one that definitely lives up to the "scratch" in the title! That scratch is present strongly in the rhythms – which have this skittish style that's really a precursor to funk, although a lot more rootsy overall – almost Slim's entry to the sort of grooves that Bo Diddley and a few others were laying down in Chicago, but with a more southern quality overall! All the instrumental aspects of the record are wonderful – Harpo's trademark harmonica lines, and his wicked rhythmic guitar – and Slim's vocals are also excellent, too – with this sweetly bending way of coming across that had an undeniable influence on later singers to come. Titles include "Buzzin", "I'm Gonna Miss You Like The Devil", "Wondering Blues", "We're Two Of A Kind", "I Need Money", and "My Little Queen Be". CD

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Lightnin HopkinsLightnin Strikes (Vee Jay) ... LP
Vee Jay, 1962. Near Mint- (reissue)... $9.99
Prime Vee Jay blues from the mighty Lightnin Hopkins – a real back-to-basics session that features more acoustic guitar than electric, in a style that's quite spare and down-home – a real difference from most of the other work of this type on the label! Often, Hopkins is singing along with just his guitar for backing – and the recording approach has an oddly echoey quality that amplifies the dark corners nicely. Electric numbers include "War Is Starting Again" and "Got Me A Louisiana Woman" – and other tracks include "Please Don't Quit Me", "Want To Come Home", "Rolling & Rolling", "Heavy Snow", "Coon Is Hard To Catch", and "Walkin Round In Circles". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Get Back pressing, still in the original plastic sleeve, with some stickers.)

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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

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Magic SlimBorn On A Bad Sign (180 gram vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP
Storyville (Denmark), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
Raw west side blues from the mighty Magic Slim – recorded a small club in Chicago, with a grittier quality than some of Slim's previous records! The guitar is beautifully out front in the mix – echoing out in the space of the club with these loud, lean lines – and Slim's vocals seem to have gotten even better over the years, with a richness of soul that really grabs us more than we remember – so much so that his singing may well rival his guitar on the record! The group also features Alabama Junior Pettis on guitar and added vocal, plus Nick Holt on bass, and Douglas Holt on drums – and titles include the funky "Slim's Bump", plus "Going Down Slow", "Born On A Bad Sign", "Rock Me Baby", and "Born Down The Bridge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Junior KimbroughFirst Recordings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum, 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Wicked early work from Junior Kimbrough – sides that are quite different than some of his better-known recordings over the years! The material was cut in Memphis in 1966 by producer Quinton Claunch – and it's got a spare, rootsy quality that's totally great – slow moving drums underneath some echoey guitar – and great flat-nosed vocals from Junior that really send the tunes home – almost with a quality that makes you feel like he's humming the lyrics instead of singing them! Titles include two versions of "Feels So Good", plus "Meet Me In The City", "Lonesome In My Home", "Done Got Old", and "Feels So Bad". Very cool 10" LP package too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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