A really well-recorded set by Lightnin Hopkins – one that's got a crisper, cleaner sound than some of his others of the time – yet which still comes across with all his best rootsy modes too! The instrumentation here is quite spare – just Hopkins' acoustic guitar behind his ... read moreCD
The title's an apt one here, as Jimmy Rogers was one of the many bluesmen who started out in the south, but headed to Chicago for greater fame – which was a good thing for Chess Records, who managed to come some of these great sides in the 50s! Rogers both sings and plays guitar – the ... read moreCD
(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr.)
Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, & Others —
Drop Down Mama ... CD Chess, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ...
Some of the earliest blues ever recorded by the legendary Chess Records – material by a variety of artists caught at the very start of the 50s! The names here aren't as big as those of the stars who would firmly put Chess on the map later in the decade – but the work is a great ... read moreCD
Music from the Zydeco Flames, the California Cajun Orchestra, the Rhythmtown-Jive, Frog Legs, Gator Beat, Mumbo Gumbo, Motordude Zydeco, the Pulsators, the Golden Gate Rhythm Machine & more. (Soul, Blues)CD