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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby Blue BlandTwo Steps From The Blues ... LP
Duke, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible record from Bobby Blue Bland – and quite possibly the greatest one he ever made! The set's got an amazing something special that's unlike most other material of the time – a bit blues, but a lot of soul too – still with some echoes of R&B in the jazzier charts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Two Steps From The Blues ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ RL BurnsideFirst Recordings (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Fat Possum/Epitaph, 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 BurnsideSound Machine Groove (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sutro Park, 1979/1980. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
Early work from RL Burnside – Mississippi country blues, recorded by David Evans during a few trips to Memphis in 1979 and 1980 – and pretty monumental stuff overall! The sides are billed as the first-ever recordings of RL playing electric guitar – and also the first non-solo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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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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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley Is A Lover (180 gram mono edition) ... LP
Checker/Sundazed, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
Hardly the love song album you might guess from the title – and instead, a classic batch of Chess Records material from the mighty Bo Diddley! The sound is loud, echoey, and nice and raw – the kind of unique groove that really made Diddley a standout in the rock and roll years – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bo DiddleyWhere It All Began ... LP
Chess, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Nasty nasty funk from the great Bo Diddley – one of his rare funky 70s classics for Chess – produced by Johnny Otis with a really tripped-out groove! The album's got an edge that seems to go even farther than some of Bo's other Chess work at the time – and picks up the full-on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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John Lee HookerDon't Turn Me Loose From Your Door – John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues ... LP
Atco/Friday Music, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
Incredible stuff from the the incomparable John Lee Hooker – originally issued on Atco in 1963 – featuring Hooker in some his sparest settings ever captured! Hooker's mostly rolling alone on these tracks, tapping a foot, and telling the truth with just his emotive vocals and trebly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerHouse Of The Blues (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A rootsy cover, and some rootsy blues to match – a fairly stripped down session from John Lee Hooker –- and one that mostly just features vocals and guitar, plus some occasional added guitar and piano! Most of the recordings here are from the early 50s, pulled together in a full LP at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Lee HookerJohn Lee Hooker Sings Blues – 16 Selections – Every One A Pearl (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Sundazed, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A monster from the great John Lee Hooker – an artist who isn't usually associated with King Records, but who issued this mighty collection of sides for the label at the start of the 60s! Most of the work dates from a few years before – gritty tracks that have Hooker at his best postwar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John Lee HookerTravelin' ... LP
Vee Jay, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Rough and raw blues from John Lee Hooker – recorded with plenty of emphasis on gritty guitar and vocals, backed by a nicely understated rhythm section! The overall feel is a bit rootsier than some of the other blues work coming out from Chicago labels at the time – and Hooker's right ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lightnin HopkinsBlues ... LP
Mainstream, 1950/1951. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Great vintage recordings from Lightning Hopkins – initially recorded by producer Bob Shad on his trips to the south in the early 50s, then later issued on Shad's label Mainstream in the 60s! The style here captures Hopkins at his best – very spare and lowdown, with gritty guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lightnin HopkinsBlues In My Bottle ... LP
Prestige/OBC, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One the best of the Lightnin Hopkins records for Prestige in the early 60s – unaccompanied here, just as a lot of his most ardent admirers prefer – and it really is deeply effective work! Truth be told, we love the records from the period in which he's got a spare bit of studio backing, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lightnin HopkinsGreat Electric Show & Dance ... LP
Jewel, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Classic blues from Lightnin Hopkins – a set that's far rootsier than you might expect from the "electric show" in the title! Hopkins plays mostly acoustic guitar here – and sings with very spare backing overall – just a bit of keyboards, bass, and drums, plus some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lightnin Sam HopkinsLightnin Sam Hopkins (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 20.99
A gem of a record from the legendary Lightnin Hopkins – a set that adds in just a bit of extra instrumentation, including drums from Spider Kilpatrick on a few cuts, and additional bass and drums on a few more – all with a vibe that adds a slight extra kick to the Hopkins groove, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Son House/JD ShortDelta Blues ... LP
Folkways, 1942/1962. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Two generations of blues – presented together here in a classic Folkways package! Side one features Alan Lomax recordings of Son House – done on a trip to the delta in 1942, after Lomax was able to talk Son's boss into giving him the afternoon off, so they could drive to a grocery ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess/Friday Music, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
Howlin Wolf is really getting into his thing here – tightening it up a bit from his earliest years at Chess, and moving into a groove that would forever make him one of the key artists to record for the label! The raspy, rootsy feel of earlier years is still in place – but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice gatefold pressing!)

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Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1928 Sessions ... CD 8.99
 
 



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