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Lurrie BellCan't Shake This Feeling ... CD
Delmark, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Plenty of feeling here from Lurrie Bell – a Chicago bluesman who still holds onto the deepest sound of the scene from years back – especially the modes of that late 60s moment where the Chicago electric sound was really finding a wider voice! Bell's a bit too tight to be an early Chess ... read more CD
Also available Can't Shake This Feeling ... CD 7.99

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Willie ClaytonCrossroad Of The Blues ... CD
KES, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
Always-great work from Willie Clayton – a blues singer in scene, but one who often works with a sound that's equal part southern soul – especially that late 70s moment when some of the older southern soul singers moved onto the Malaco Records blues scene! Willie's recorded with Otis ... read more CD

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Arthur CrudupArthur Crudup – Rock ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
One of the founding fathers of rock and roll – presented here on a set that brings together all of his best upbeat numbers from the postwar years! Arthur Crudup is definitely a blues singer at heart – but thanks to his original recording of "That's All Right", which was a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Doctor Ross – The Harmonica BossMemphis Breakdown ... CD
Sun/ORG, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Doctor Ross is definitely the harmonica boss – one of those key postwar blues musicians who made his instrument as important to the scene as the guitar was back in the 20s and 30s! The music here was all recorded by Sun Records, but is a lot more raw and stripped-down than some of the more ... read more CD
Also available Memphis Breakdown ... LP 19.99

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Lowell FulsomFinal Kent Years (Lowell Fulsom Now/Lovemaker/bonus tracks) ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1978. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Two sweet slices of work from the great Lowell Fulson – plus some bonus tracks too! The set begins with late 60s recordings that made up the album Lowell Fulson Now – very nice work from Lowell Fulsom – strongly in the mode of his Tramp album for Kent, with a mix of blues and ... read more CD

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Lowell FulsomTramp Years ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Funky blues from the great Lowell Fulsom! Lowell's best known to the world for his classic "Tramp", a tight funky number that virtually created a whole subgenre of soul, as Otis Redding and Joe Tex were quick to cut answer records to cash in on the action. Nobody could beat Lowell's ... read more CD

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Wynonie HarrisGood Rocking Tonight – Best Of The Best ... CD
Federal/King, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
Some of the best R&B you could ever buy! Wynonie Harris was one of the all-time greats – a raw, raunchy, hard-rockin singer who was getting into more trouble with the law, ladies, and booze than most 70s rock groups combined! Wynonie's songs for King are the stuff that kick-started rock ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD

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John Lee HookerOn The Waterfront ... CD
Wand/Gusto, Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 9.99
A really unique album from the great John Lee Hooker – done for the mostly-soul Wand Records label, and with a feel that's quite different than some of Hooker's other records! There's a distinctly jazzy undercurrent running through the record at times – sometimes with some moody, ... read more CD

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Lightnin HopkinsDirty Blues – Complete Sittin/Jax Recordings (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
Seminal early work from the great Lightnin Hopkins – presented here in a package issued by Mainstream Records at the end of the 60s, but featuring late 40s/early 50s material that was originally issued on 78s by the Sittin In With and Jax Records labels! The music is very spare and stripped ... read more CD

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Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf/Moanin In The Moonlight – Two In One ... CD
Chess, 1959. New Copy ... $4.99 11.98
2 blues classics from the great Howlin Wolf – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Howlin Wolf – a record that has Wolf 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 ... read more CD

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BB KingBB King – The Complete Kent/RPM Recordings 1950 to 1965 – The Life, Times, & Blues Of BB King In All His Glory (17CDs/LP/book) ... CD
Kent/P-Vine (Japan), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 17CD, LP & Book ... $399.99
One of the most expensive box sets you'll ever hope to own – but a package that's totally worth it, too – as a huge document of the sublime early years of the great BB King! King hit the mainstream big in the late 60s with his classic recordings for ABC, and a lot more in the 70s for ... read more CD

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Freddy KingLet's Hide Away & Dance Away With Freddy King ... CD
King, Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.99
Killer early material from Freddy King – a blues album, but one that's also got a strong resonance with instrumental soul and early funk! The record is "Strictly Instrumental" – as the cover says – and a nice batch of short bluesy groovers that feature Freddy's great ... read more CD

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Lazy LesterI'm A Lover Not A Fighter ... CD
Excello/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Lazy Lester's a lover, not a fighter – and a hell of a bluesman too, as you'll hear on these excellent sides cut for the Excello Records label at the end of the 50s and start of the 60s! Some numbers are instrumental, and focus strongly on Lester's incredible harmonica lines – blues ... read more CD

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Little WalterBoom Boom ... CD
Black Knight (Poland), 1950s. New Copy ... $4.99 13.98
Classic early work from Little Walter – the kind of tight, sharp, Chicago cuts that first got him notice – served up with plenty of raw guitar in the grooves, and lots of Walter's amazing harmonica over the top! The collection presents a very well-chosen array of titles – not ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sugaray RayfordWorld That We Live In ... CD
Blind Faith/Transistor Sound, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sugaray Rayford looks like a vintage soul singer on the cover, and he sounds like one too – here on an album that may well be the first time he really found his groove! Previous Rayford efforts have been a bit more blues-based, but the approach here goes strongly for a deep funk style – ... (Deep Funk, Blues) read more CD
Also available World That We Live In ... LP 18.99

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Lula ReedBlue & Moody ... CD
King, 1958. New Copy ... $7.99 9.98
An incredible late 50s set for King by singer Lula Reed – and a pretty unique blend of R&B and bluer and moodier material – but a lot more upbeat than you'd expect from the title! Lula's voice is a genuine vessel for the bluesy material, but it's also light and lovely, and works ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD
Also available Blue & Moody ... LP 6.99

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Kenny RiceHouse Party ... CD
Jam Jar, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
In case you're wondering, they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least when it comes to classic-styled soul records, like this St Louis effort from Kenny Rice! Kenny comes from a world that might be more blues than soul, but there's definitely a lot of southern soul styles at play on ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD

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Roy RobertsRoy Roberts Experience ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A long-overdue full length set of work from Roy Roberts – a musician who's maybe best known for his more recent blues material on the Virginia scene, but who's presented here in a hip array of early funk and soul singles! The groove is nice and deep – and Roy's definitely coming from a ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD
Also available Roy Roberts Experience ... LP 13.99

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Jimmy RushingFive Feet Of Soul ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99
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 CD
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Smokey Smothers with Freddy KingSmokey Smothers Sings Back Porch Blues ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A Chicago blues gem – and some of the rarest material issued by King Records in the 60s – very gritty, earthy blues from singer Smokey Smothers – who gets plenty of help in the studio from a young Freddy King! Smothers has this raspy, almost casual style of singing – one ... read more CD
 
 



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