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Bobby Blue BlandFurther On Up The Road – The Duke Recordings 1955 to 1962 ... LP
Southern Routes, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.99
There's nobody like Bobby Blue Bland on Duke Records – especially during the early years that are featured on this collection! Bland came out of Memphis with a very unique, really amazing sound right from the start – an approach to blues that was a lot more sophisticated than most of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Bill BroonzyBlues (Scepter) ... LP
Scepter, 1952. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 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
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✨✧ Ray CharlesAtlantic Studio Albums In Mono (7LP set) ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. New Copy 7LP ... $108.99 119.99
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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Rev Gary DavisNew Blues & Gospel (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Biograph/Sutro Park, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 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 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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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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Lum GuffinLum Guffin – The Walking Victrola ... LP
Mississippi, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Rootsy blues from Lum Guffin – a musician who's got way more to offer than you might guess from the title! "Walking Victrola" makes us think of some sort of gimmicky artist – and instead, Lum's got this down home approach to acoustic blues that's every bit as great as some of ... 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
Also available Raining In My Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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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 HookerGreat John Lee Hooker ... LP
Crown/Southern Routes, 1963. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
About as classic as you can get for the legendary John Lee Hooker – a set of recordings from his early postwar years that perfectly define the special touch and electric genius of his music! The sound here is often as spare as rural acoustic blues from years back – but Hooker's using ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Great John Lee Hooker (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Lightnin HopkinsBlue Lightnin' ... LP
Jewel, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A really nice later set from legendary Texas blues titan Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins – done up for the Jewel label with a bit of the spark that was missing from the hit & miss work he did earlier in the decade for Bluesville! Blue Lightnin' also has a down and dirty style in spots, ... 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
Also available Blues (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Lightnin HopkinsBlues In My Bottle ... LP
Prestige/OBC, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
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 HopkinsLightnin & The Blues – Lightnin Hopkins Sings A Collection Of American Folklore ... LP
Herald/Southern Routes, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.99
Lightnin Hopkins at his best – a set that rings out with all his bold electric tones on the guitar, yet which also has the moody, stripped-down feel of a blues recording from a few decades before! The electricity really does a lot to deepen the tone – both in the echo from Hopkins' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lightnin & The Blues – Lightnin Hopkins Sings A Collection Of American Folklore (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Son HouseLegendary Son House Father Of Folk Blues (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A great return to recording for Son House – a musician who'd stopped playing the guitar in the postwar years, but rose again to fame during the great folk blues revival of the 60s! The style here is every bit as classic as some of Son's earliest music – just recorded a lot better, too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JB Hutto & His HawksHawk Squat ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 19.99
One of the most dynamic, most on-fire blues albums recorded during the 60s by Delmark Records – a set that bursts right out of the Chicago clubs with the guitar of JB Hutto firmly in the lead! Hutto's a killer right from the start – singing and playing with a ferocity that easily ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Skip JamesGreatest Of The Delta Blues Singers (blue starburst color vinyl) ... LP
Melodeon/Sutro Park, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
Tough mid 60s blues from Skip James – recorded by Richard Spottswood – and it's among Skip's best recordings! Greatest Of The Delta Blues Singers features recordings made in 1964 – at a time when James was being celebrated by the folk community – and it's also a time when ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Junior KimbroughDo The Rump (green colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sutro Park, 1980s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
Benchmark early-to-mid 80s recordings by Mississippi blues great Junior Kimbrough – recorded at the University Of Memphis studios and eventually compiled as this great set – his first full length release! Kimbrough is alternately backed by George Scales and Earl Ayers on bass, Calvin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)
 
 



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