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Big Bill BroonzyBlues (Scepter) ... LP
Scepter, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Rough and raw work from Big Bill Broonzy – well-done sides that feature Bill on vocals and acoustic guitar, recorded in Paris in the early 50s, and issued here in a US package on the Scepter label! There's a pretty earthy feel to most of the tracks – a real "crossroads" feel ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RL BurnsideFirst Recordings (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1968. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Astoundingly strong early recordings by Mississippi blues hero RL Burnside – with violence-tinged songs performed with a clearer, though no less tough voice than we heard on the songs that made him a bit more famous in 1990s! Includes RL's takes on traditionals played on acoustic guitar and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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✨✧ RL BurnsideMississippi Hill Country Blues (with bonus download) ... LP
Fat Possum, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 17.98
An album recorded in the Netherlands, but a set that hits right to the heart of RL Burnside's Mississippi roots – thanks to a beautifully spare, careful presentation of the music! Most numbers feature just Burnside on vocals and guitar – with a vibe that's similar to the field ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – includes download! Limited edition Fat Possum Records 25th Anniversary pressing!)

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RL Burnside/T Model Ford/Paul JonesFat Possum Records – Not The Same Old Blues Crap 2 (colored vinyl with bonus download) ... LP
Fat Possum, Early 70s/Early 90s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 17.99
An excellent collection from Fat Possum Records – and one that shows the label's ongoing commitment to blues that goes way past the mainstream! They definitely get the title right on this series – because the tracks here are far from the tourist blues and frat-based styles that the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ray CharlesAtlantic Studio Albums In Mono (7LP set) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. New Copy 7LP ... $89.99 119.99
Ray Charles, the way he was meant to be heard – in this special all-mono version of his full length albums for Atlantic Records! This material represents a deepening of the territory that Charles had explored for the label on his early singles – extended album presentation of that ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Elizabeth CottenElizabeth Cotton Vol 2 – Shake Sugaree (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Folkways, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
Elizabeth Cotten was 73 when she cut this classic set for Folkways Records – brought into the studio under the guidance of Mike Seeger, and sounding maybe more youthful here than some of the younger female folkies at the time! The set's got a crispness that really belies Cotten's age – ... (Folk/Country, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Elizabeth CottenWhen I'm Gone (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.80
Elizabeth Cotten is one of those true Folkways artists who seems especially well-suited to the label's legendary style of presentation – as the clear, clean sound of the recording brings her brilliance to an audience she might never have reached otherwise! The set was recorded and conceived ... (Folk/Country, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Rev Gary DavisNew Blues & Gospel (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Biograph/Sutro Park, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 22.99
Late recordings by Reverend Gary Davis – purportedly his last recordings, and wonderfully spiritual material from the blues guitar great! It was done in NYC in March of '71 and served as his first studio session in a handful of years, though he performed regularly. It's a mix of spiritual ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Bo DiddleyBig Bad Bo ... LP
Chess, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Heavy funk from the legendary Bo Diddley – one of his amazing comeback albums from the early 70s for Chess, all of which are plenty darn great! For this set, Bo's traded in the scratchy guitar mode of his classic work for a sweeter, tighter funk-based sound – a groove that's supported ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Checker/Sundazed, 1958. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Fantastically twangy! We never tire of Bo Diddley's incredible guitar work – and you'll get plenty of it in this early album he cut for Chess, a tasty batch of 12 tracks, all original tunes with a stripped-down gutbuckety sound – rough, raw rhythms that feature plenty of Bo's gritty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie DixonI Am The Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A long-overdue recognition of the blues contributions of Willie Dixon – a set that pulls him out of the indie ghetto and pushes him firmly into the mainstream with this key release on Columbia Records! Yet despite that placement, the style is nicely down home – a strong recreation of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ T-Model FordBad Man (with bonus download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 18.99
A key classic from the Fat Possum label – one of those records in which the imprint really lives up to its southern roots promise, and it's great work of turning up lost heroes from the blues underground! The set features T-Model Ford on raspy vocals and equally raspy guitar – stomping ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Limited edition Fat Possum Records 25th Anniversary pressing!)

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Frank FrostHey Boss Man! (colored vinyl) (2016 Black Friday Release) ... LP
ORG, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Incredible batch of early 60s blues from Frank Frost and his group The Night Hawks recorded for Sam Phillips International! Includes "Everything's Alright", "Lucky To Be Living", "Jelly Roll King", "Baby You're So Kind", "Gonna Make You Mine", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 – on red colored vinyl.)

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✨✧ Jesse FullerWorking On The Railroad (10 inch vinyl) ... LP
Mississippi, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Jesse Fuller's working on the railroad, but not in the sing-songy way you might remember from music class in grade school – and instead in this great, gritty, blues-based style that's recorded here with lots of folksy touches! The album's got a nicely raw feel compared to some of Fuller's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies – and very nicely done!)

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✨✧ Blind Uncle Gaspard & Delma LachneyOn The Waters Edge ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s. New Copy ... $8.99
Bluesy material, but all sung in French – and recorded in Louisiana during the 78rpm era by Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney! The music here is all from vintage 78s, and is a definite precursor to later cajun sounds – but done at a level that's more acoustic blues styled overall ... (Folk/Country, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Harmonica FrankHarmonica Frank ... LP
Mississippi, Early 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Amazing work from Harmonica Frank – an artist who recorded this firey sides for Sun Records in the early 50s! Frank's got this offbeat style that's definitely blues at the core, but which also has links to some of the novelty modes of the Appalachian scene – as he's not afraid to go ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – in a silkscreened cover!)

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Slim HarpoRaining In My Heart ... LP
Excello, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Classic work from Slim Harpo – an album that kicks off with one of his biggest hits ever, and follows with plenty of great tunes as well! Things here are pretty rootsy and stripped-down – lots of spare, slowish rhythms (but a few funkier ones too!) – and instrumentation that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy Lee HarrisI Wanna Ramble – George Mitchell Collection (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess, 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
One of the most striking sessions from the legendary George Mitchell series of field recordings – tracks recorded in Alabama in 1981, but with a timeless feel that could have the music coming from decades before! Jimmy Lee Harris works in familiar territory of rural blues with acoustic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Earl HookerTwo Bugs & A Roach (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.99
A killer late 60s Chicago blues set from Earl Hooker – one of his best! Earl is one of the great blues slide guitarists, and his tone is captured so incredibly well here – songs recorded at Chicago's Sound Studios with impeccable players. Earl sings on "Anna Lee" and "Yo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 600!)

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John Lee HookerBoogie Chillun ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Sublime live work from John Lee Hooker – a set that features the legend on solo guitar and vocals, but recorded at a level that's even crisper and more personal than some of his other albums from the time! The performance is clearly pitched more towards the folk blues audience of the time, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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