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Our Chicago roots run deep here, with plenty of postwar Chicago blues -- plus delta blues, folk blues, electric blues, pre-war blues, and more!




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✨✧ Charlie Musselwhite's South Side BandStand Back ... LP
Vanguard, 1967. Very Good ... $16.99
One of the seminal blues rock albums of the 60s – a set that features Charlie Musselwhite in the lead on vocals and harmonica – plus heavy guitar from the great Harvey Mandel, in a group that also includes Barry Goldberg on piano and organ too! Titles include "Chicken Shack", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Bronze label pressing.)

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Robert NighthawkBricks In My Pillow ... LP
Pearl Records/Delmark, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 19.99
Overlooked work from the Chicago blues scene of the postwar years – great material from an important early electric player – but one who never got the large exposure of some of his contemporaries on Chess Records! And yet, back in the day Robert Nighthawk was as important to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hal Paige/James Wayne/Ursula Reed/Bob Gaddy/LarryHarlem Hit Parade – Old Town Blues Vol 2 ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Some of the most hard-hitting work ever recorded for the Old Town label – a selection of R&B tracks from Hal Paige & His Wailers, James Wayne, Ursula Reed, Bob Gaddy, and Larry Dale! (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior ParkerYou Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A fitting title to this one – as it virtually describes the standard that the blues business was operating on during the early 70s – as artists came out of the shadows and found big audiences on college campuses, rock clubs, and other crossover scenes! The concept is carried to the Nth ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Professor LonghairCrawfish Fiesta ... LP
Alligator, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Titles include "Red Beans", "Willie Fugal's Blues", "Crawfish Fiesta", "It's My Fault Darling", and "Her Mind Is Gone". (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Professor LonghairNew Orleans Piano ... LP
Atlantic, 1949/1953. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Essential New Orleans piano from Professor Longhair – an artist who was neither a professor, nor a man with much hair! The chrome-domed pianist had a huge influence on the sound of New Orleans R&B and soul to come – as he played in a triplet-heavy way that was rooted in blues, but ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Professor LonghairRock N Roll Gumbo ... LP
Dancing Cat, 1974/1985. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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Jimmy ReedBest Of Jimmy Reed (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Vee Jay/EMI (Japan), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Classic Jimmy Reed material for Vee Jay – presented here in a Japanese album that has a different track list than the original Vee Jay "best of" album. Titles include "Roll & Rhumba", "High & Lonesome", "I Told You Baby", "Oh John", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi! Bottom cover seam has a slight split, but rest is great.)

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Jimmy ReedJust Jimmy Reed ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Not just Jimmy Reed – as the album features work by Phil Upchurch on bass and Al Duncan on drums, plus some great uncredited organ too – but the album's still a great chance to hear the great one at all his stripped-down best! Jimmy really dominates on vocals and guitar, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy RushingFive Feet Of Soul ... LP
Colpix, 1963. Very Good ... $3.99
One of Jimmy Rushing's last truly great albums – a jazz-tinged session of bluesy material, one that gets at his best work of the 50s! The arrangements are by Al Cohn, and have a fluid swing that pushes Jimmy past cliche – working with players that include Zoot Sims, Budd Johnson, ... (Vocalists, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing.)

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✨✧ Shakey Jake with Bill Jennings & Jack McDuffGood Times (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Prestige/4 Men With Beards, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
A stunner from Shakey Jake – and a set that's got a surprising jazz element as well – given that the singer/harmonicist works here with Jack McDuff on Hammond and Bill Jennings on guitar! Jack and Bill were working together on other soul jazz sessions for Prestige Records during the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie Shaw & The Wolf GangHave Blues Will Travel ... LP
Simmons, 1977. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A rare indie blues set from Chicago – with Shaw on tenor and harmonica – in a quintet with Detroit Jr on piano and Hubert Sumlin on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album

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Otis SpannBlues Never Die ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good ... $24.99
Great small combo blues from Chicago – with Spann on piano and vocals – plus James Cotton on harmonica and additioanl vocals, and both James Madison and "Dirty Rivers" (aka Muddy Waters) on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing.)

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Otis Spann with Fleetwood MacBiggest Thing Since Colossus ... LP
Blue Horizon, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A really great moment in the spotlight for the legendary Chicago bluesman Otis Spann – an artist who often appeared on records by bigger talents of his generation, but didn't always get to shine this brightly on his own! The album's a very reverent session that has Spann's piano and vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dave Specter with Otis ClayMessage In Blue ... LP
Delmark, 2014. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Dave Specter is a blues guitarist with a long legacy on the Chicago scene – but on this album he also gets some help from windy city soul legend Otis Clay! Otis only sings on three of the album's thirteen tracks – but the setting with Specter really helps Clay find one of his strongest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roosevelt SykesOriginal Honeydripper ... LP
Blind Pig, Late 70s. Sealed ... $6.99
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✨✧ Koko TaylorI Got What It Takes ... LP
Alligator, 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(US pressing in a red cover, with a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Big Mama ThorntonBig Mama Vol 2 – The Queen At Monterey (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.99
A great setting here for the legendary Big Mama Thornton – a record that has the famous blues singer working with help from a Chicago-based blues band – one led by Muddy Waters on guitar, who's billed on the back cover as "Clear Creek", because of his 60s contract with Chess! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Big Mama ThorntonStronger Than Dirt ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Big Mama ThorntonWay It Is ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good ... $9.99
Big Mama Thornton delivers the goods on this collection of raw, rootsy blues. Nothin' but the real deal on this firey live set that captures Big Mama in 1969 at a small club in LA alongside Jay Hodges, George Smith, Bee Houston and JD Nicholson, shouting out "Little Red Rooster", "On ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
 



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