Features a few tracks each by Carey Bell's Blues Harp Band, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, and Johnny "Big Moose" Walker! Part of the early Alligator Records effort to document the fading Chicago Blues underground. CD
John Lee Hooker takes the stage at Newport – in a stripped-down setting that's perfect for the famous folk fest! Most cuts seem to just feature John alone on acoustic guitar and vocals – even grittier blues than his studio sides for Vee Jay at the time, with a rough-edged quality that's ... read moreCD
John Mayall's Blues Breakers —
Bare Wires ... CD Deram/London/Rebound, 1968. Used ...
Another great step forward for the legendary John Mayall – proof that he was never just content to copy American blues modes, and always willing to bring something new to the table! Although steeped in sounds from the delta on up to Chicago, the record's also got a hipper, almost trippier ... (Rock, Blues)read moreCD
Amazing sounds from the Mississippi underground – sung by an artist with equal parts gospel and blues in his background, and recorded here with a style that's a perfect fusion of both! The album's still got a mighty raw feel at the core, but the songs themselves hang together with hooks and ... read moreCD