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Roy BuchananRescue Me (aka In The Beginning) ... CD
Repertoire (UK), 1974. Used ... $9.99
(Rock, Blues) CD

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Roy DunnKnow'd Them All ... CD
Trix, Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has a slight cut corner.)

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Roy GainesBluesman For Life ... CD
JSP (UK), 1998. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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 Rogers & Norton BuffaloR&B ... CD
Blind Pig, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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✨✧ VariousRockin The Groove – When Groove Was More Than Just A Habit ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive amount of great groovers from the Groove Records subsidiary of RCA in the 50s – home to a hotbed of R&B, early soul, and other killer cuts from the postwar underground of the 45 rpm single! Nobody's ever dug so deeply into the Groove catalog before – and Bear Family have done a wonderful job of unearthing rare nuggets we've never heard before, and mixing them with other Groove gems that are still mostly on the obscure side of the 50s R&B spectrum – all to make a killer assortment that has plenty of greatness to offer, even if you've already got lots of jump blues and R&B in your collection! The music is as lively as the look of the package – and the booklet features over 60 pages of track by track notes on the selections – 35 titles that include "Charmaine" by Frank Brunson, "Big Foot Mammy" by Paul Williams, "Where Is Joe" by Emmett Hobson, "Doo Ba Dee" by Maymie Watts, "Shake Till I'm Shook" by Beverly Wright, "Love Ya Like Crazy" by Chris Powell & The Blue Flames, "A Little Boy's Dream" by George Benson, "Bye By Baby" by Clayton Love, "Hoodoo" by Roy Gaines, "Right Now" by Zilla Mays, and "My Head Goes Round" by Oscar Black. (Soul, Blues) CD

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Eddie Cleanhead VinsonBald Headed Blues – His Complete King Recordings 1949 to 1952 ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
If you've never fully exposed yourself to the genius of Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, prepare to get your mind blown – because he's a hell of a singer, a hell of an alto saxophonist, and a massive R&B talent in these early sides for King Records! Eddie's work here easily rivals contemporary King Records greatness from Roy Brown and Wynonie Harris – but maybe tops them even more, given his strong work on his own horn – blown with the lusty fullness of a tenor, and balanced with Vinson's fantastic vocals – which, at their fullest, often feel like they're blowing a fuse in a similar style to his saxophone! This is the best collection we've ever seen of these tracks – presented with great notes, beautiful sound, and even a few unissued tracks – in a total of 26 titles that include "Ashes On My Pillow", "Eddie's Bounce", "No Good Woman Blues", "Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red", "Wineola", "My Big Brass Bed Is Gone", "Queen Bee Blues", "Jump & Grunt", "Home Boy", "Time After Time", and "The People On My Party Line". CD

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VariousNew York Tracks – Downhome Blues In The City 1955 to 1964 ... CD
Cee Jay, Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
23 tracks by Riff Ruffin, Bobby Long, Lee Roy Little, Wilbert Harrison, Little Danny, Roy Gaines, Hal Paige, Little Terry, and Brownie McGhee. CD
(Out of print CDr.)

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✨✧ VariousRose Grew Round The Briar – Early American Rural Love Songs Vol 2 – Classic Recordings From The 1920s & 1930s ... CD
Yazoo, 1920s/1930s. Used ... $7.99
Music from Clifford Gibson, Grayson & Whitter, Ephraim Woodie & The Henpecked Husbands, Teddy Darby, Roy Harvey & The North Carolina Ramblers, Lewis McDaniel & Walter Smith, the Red Fox Chasers, Clayton McMichen, Will Batts, the Memphis Jug Band & more. (Folk/Country, Blues) CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousWhen The Sun Goes Down Vol 6 – Poor Man's Heaven – The Secret History Of Rock & Roll ... CD
Bluebird, Late 20s/1930s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Eddie Cantor, Frank Crumit, Leo Reisman, George Hall, Alex Bartha, Roy Bargy, Bob Miller, Joe Stone, Uncle Dave Macon, Woody Guthrie & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Big 10 Inch – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In the case of these tracks, the singers often hit some fairly suggestive material – often hidden in early 50s innuendo, but barely so – with a vibe that's often nastier than even the most hardcore rockabilly sounds to come! The music here has its roots in blues, but is inflected with plenty of jazz, and the presence of the singers often point the way towards soul music – especially the James Brown crowd that would later rise at the same label. Titles on this volume include "I Want My Fanny Brown" by Wynonie Harris, "My Name Ain't Annie" by Linda Hayes, "Smooth Slow & Easy" by The Drivers, "Sure Cure For The Blues" by The 4 Jacks, "Annie Had A Baby" by Hank Ballard, "That's What You're Doing To Me" by Billy Ward & The Dominoes, "My Big Ten Inch" by Bull Moose Jackson, "Shake Em Up Baby" by Roy Brown, and "Work With Me Annie" by Hank Ballard. (Soul, Blues) CD

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Ding A Ling – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In the case of these tracks, the singers often hit some fairly suggestive material – often hidden in early 50s innuendo, but barely so – with a vibe that's often nastier than even the most hardcore rockabilly sounds to come! The music here has its roots in blues, but is inflected with plenty of jazz, and the presence of the singers often point the way towards soul music – especially the James Brown crowd that would later rise at the same label. Titles on this volume include "I Like My Baby's Pudding" by Wynonie Harris, "My Natchl Man" by Fluffy Hunter, "Mountain Oysters" by Eddie Davis, "Let Me Be Stay Away From Me" by Freddy King, "Can't Do Sixty No More" by Billy Ward & The Domonies, "My Ding A Ling" by Dave Bartholomew, "Butcher Pete" by Roy Brown, and "Sittin On It All The Time" by Wynonie Harris. (Soul, Blues) CD
 
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Royal Southern BrotherhoodRoyal Gospel ... CD
Ruf Records, 2016. Used ... $4.99
(Soul, Blues) CD

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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGheeMidnight Special (Blues & Folk/Blues All Around My Head) ... CD
Fantasy, 1960. Used ... $5.99
A rootsy blues 2-fer – with two rare Prestige Blues sessions on a single CD! First up is Blues & Folk – a set with a very appropriate title, given the earthy feel of the music – mostly just guitar from Brownie McGhee and harmonica from Sonny Terry – plus vocals by both! There's a really laidback, back-to-the-delta sort of sound here – all acoustic, and a real change from the electric blues that was coming out in the mainstream at the time. Titles include "Gone Gal", "Red River Blues", "Sonny's Squall", "Tryin To Win", "Too Nicey Mama", and "Meet Me Down The Bottom". Next is Blues All Around My Head – very stripped down material from the team of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee – recorded during the pair's big revival with the folk blues crowds of the 60s! The sound is all acoustic – mostly just vocals, guitar, and harmonica – played with a timeless quality on titles that include "Muddy Water", "My Plan", "Trying To Destroy Me", "Jealous Man", "Understand Me", and "Blues Of Happiness". CD

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Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee/Cousin LeroyFroggy Went A Courtin' ... CD
Blue City, Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print. CDr pressing.)

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VariousAnd This Is Free – The Life & Times Of Maxwell Street (CD & DVD) ... CD
Shanachie, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s/1964. Used CD & DVD ... $16.99
Includes music from JB Hutton & his Hawks, Floyd Jones, Baby Face Leroy Trio, Robert Nighthawk, Johnny Young, Johnny Williams, Blind Percy & his Blind Band & more. CD
(DVD is All Region, NTSC coded.)

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VariousBluesin By The Bayou – Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A fantastic look at the strong blues legacy in Louisiana – especially the electric blues that emerged from the swamps in the late 50s! The package here is one of the grittiest in the "By The Bayou" series from Ace – and not only features rare work from labels that include Excello, Ric, Flyright, Goldband, and Instant – but also includes a fair bit of unissued tunes too! There's a romping, riffing vibe to most numbers – those Louisiana rhythms that got cleaned up and moved uptown in New Orleans soul – but presented here in their most stripped-down modes, often showing a bit of a bridge with rural blues of the generation before. In keeping with the Ace Records tradition, the presentation is wonderful – great sound and much more detailed notes than you'd get from a public domain package – with 28 titles that include "Don't Change Your Mind" by TB Fisher, "I Love Her So" by Al Smith, "Somebody Tell Me" by Jake Jackson, "I Don't Know" by Lightnin Slim, "Baby Baby Baby" by Ramblin Hi Harris, "Sugar Coated Love" by Barbara Lynn, "Dreaming Dreaming" by Joe Richards, "Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry" by Polka Dot Slim, "Cigarettes" by Slim Harpo, "In The Evening" by Cookie & The Cupcakes, "Better Start Doin It" by Honey Boy Allen, "Pleadin" by Mercy Baby, and "I've Been In This Prison" by Leroy Washington. (Soul, Blues) CD

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VariousHome Again Blues – Really The Postwar Blues ... CD
Mamlish, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A killer collection of rare blues from the Mamlish label – an imprint who brings the same sort of historical sensitivity that you might now from collections on Yazoo Records! As with that company, the music here is mostly pulled from vintage 78s, and given fresh presentation for a whole new generation of blues enthusiasts – a much-needed look at some of the more obscure artists of the period – including singers on the Chicago and Detroit scenes who were really transforming the music at the time. Titles include "Lou Ella" by Baby Face Leroy, "Worried Blues" by Hot Rod Happy, "Come On Babe" by Bluesboy Bill, "1951 Blues" by Luther Huff, "Home Again Blues" by Frankie Lee Sims, "Time For My Lovin To Be Done" by Eddie Kirkland, "Come Back Sugar Mama" by LC Green, and "Wee Wee Hours" by Charles Bradix. CD
Also available Home Again Blues – Really The Postwar Blues ... LP 15.99

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VariousRoots Of Rap – Classic Recordings From The 1920s & 1930s ... CD
Yazoo, 1920s/1930s. Used ... $7.99
Music from Blind Willie Johnson, Luke Jordan, the Allen Brothers, Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon, Henry Thomas, Willie Walker, Memphis Jug Band, Red Henderson, Butterbeans & Susie, the Beale Street Sheiks, Leroy Carr, Frank Hutchinson & more. CD
 
 
 



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