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Roy GainesNew Frontier Lover ... CD
Severn, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Roy Gaines with Crusaders CrewGaineling ... CD
Red Lightnin/P-Vine (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $24.99
The great Roy Gaines in two different modes "funkin it uptown" on side one of the record – and "bringing it all back home" on side two! Both halves of the record are filled with great guitar work from Gaines – a deep Texas twang, but given a more contemporary electric sparkle – especially on the first side, which almost has Roy hitting some of Johnny Guitar Watson's charm in the way he lays out the vocals, and trips out on his guitar! Side two might be more "back home", but still has plenty of 70s blues modes in the mix – that infusion of soul that the Texas scene got once its bigger stars took off. Roy does this amazing job of scatting along with his guitar on "Houston Texas" – a tune adapted from a King Pleasure song – and other titles include "It's Too Late Brother", "It Came On Time", "First Rule Of Cheating", "Lowdown & Funky", "Short Haired Woman", and "A Hell Of A Night Tonight". CD

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Roy HawkinsBad Luck Is Falling ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Stunning sounds from a blues singer that hardly ever got his due – but who we'd rank right up there with the 50s best singers like Pee Wee Crayton or Smokey Hogg! Like both of those singers, Roy Hawkins has a way of blending older roots with postwar touches that include a bit of jazz – inflecting his vocals in a beautifully expressive way, often amidst larger arrangements with a bit of horns – while still cutting things to the quick with his amazing work on piano! Hawkins has this sharp tone and attack – and his work of this time often feature a great guitarist in the mix too, usually Ulysses James. Roy cut a lot of his best work for the Modern label out on the west coast – a good deal of which is collected here in an excellent batch of 24 tracks, which also features some Kent recordings, and a number of previously unissued tracks. Titles include "Strange Land", "It's Hard", "Highway 59", "Bad Luck Is Fallin", "Doin All Right", "Royal Hawk", "September Song", "The Condition I'm In", "West Express", "Is It Too Late", and "Wine Drinkin Woman". CD

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Roy RobertsRoy Roberts Experience ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A long-overdue full length set of work from Roy Roberts – a musician who's maybe best known for his more recent blues material on the Virginia scene, but who's presented here in a hip array of early funk and soul singles! The groove is nice and deep – and Roy's definitely coming from a blues perspective in the way he delivers the lyrics and uses his guitar, but also falls nicely in line with the rest of the group – who serve up sounds that embrace the most searing southern grooves, from a span that runs from Texas through Memphis and Muscle Shoals! Lots of these tracks were issued as great two-part funky 45s – which allows for nice space for instrumental moments too – and titles include "I Know What To Do To Satisfy You", "I'm Number One", "Stop", "Returning From Cloud 9", "You & Me Together (parts 1 & 2)", "Bee Hive (parts 1 & 2)", "You Move Me (parts 1 & 2)", "You Ain't Miss It", "Let's Wrap Up Tonight Baby", "Thinking About You", and "So Much In Love". (Soul, Blues) CD
Also available Roy Roberts Experience ... LP 13.99

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Roy RogersSlide Of Hand ... CD
Liberty, 1993. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Roy RogersSlide Zone ... CD
Liberty, 1994. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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VariousGreat R&B Instrumentals ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
The R&B generation gave us plenty of raw soul singers and pre-soul vocal groups – but that special time in music was also a moment when instrumental tracks could still burn brightly too – when a tenor sax or searing guitar line could have every bit as much power as the human voice! These cuts are all pulled from those magical years of the 50s – and come from a variety of important indie labels of the time – Cash, Specialty, Atlantic, Imperial, and others – collected together here in a wonderful set that really illustrates the mighty power of a rock-solid instrumental single! Some of these cuts were hits, but they're mixed with other less-remembered gems too – in a well-done package with track-by-track notes, and the kind of sound quality that goes way past the dodgier sets on the market. Titles include "Jivin Around (parts 1 & 2)" by The Ernie Freeman Combo, "Hard Grind" by Wild Jimmy Spruill, "Keep Getting Up" by Larry Dale, "Boppin At The Hop" by Lee Allen, "The Hunch" by Bobby Peterson Quintet, "Whot's Happening" by The Mar-Keys, "T-Town Twist" by Roy Milton & His Solid Senders, "Boogie Cocktails" by Maxwell Davies, "All Night Long" by Joe Houston, "Southbound Special" by Lloyd Glenn, "Blues After Hours" by Pee Wee Crayton, and "Big Guitar" by Irving Ashby. (Soul, Blues) CD

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VariousSpecialty Records Greatest Hits ... CD
Specialty/Fantasy, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Lloyd Price, Roy Milton, Joe Liggins, Percy Mayfield, Larry Williams, Little Richard, and Sam Cooke. (Soul, Blues) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Out of print.)

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VariousSuperblues Vol 4 – All Time Classic Blues Hits ... CD
Stax, 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
Includes tracks by Roy Milton, Charles Brown, Lloyd Price, Percy Mayfield, Jesse & Marvin, Maxine Brown, Bobby Marchan, and Bobby Rush. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Out of print.)
 
 
 



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