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Clifton ChenierKing Of Zydeco – The Rhythm & Blues Years 1954 to 1960 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Strong sounds from the young Clifton Chenier – one of the first great voices in zydeco grooves in the postwar years! Yet the music here isn't the pandered-out zydeco of later years – when it was almost to the Louisiana scene what Chicago blues had become to the tourists in the Windy ... read more CD

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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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Pee Wee CraytonModern Legacy Vol 1 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A seminal moment in postwar blues – and some of the greatest records ever from the legendary Pee Wee Crayton! Crayton was as much of a force in R&B as he was in blues, and these sublime late 40s/early 50s recordings for the Modern label are the epitome of all that made both the Cali ... 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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Corey DennisonNight After Night ... CD
Delmark, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Deep-burning Chicago blues from Corey Dennison – one of the few contemporary players who can still hold onto the electric fire from that moment when the Windy City scene first broke wide to much larger national appeal! Corey sings with a full, raspy style – and augments his lyrics with ... 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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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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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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Sugaray RayfordWorld That We Live In ... CD
Blind Faith/Transistor Sound, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
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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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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✨✧ Arbee StidhamTime For Blues ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A really interesting setting for the vocals and guitar of bluesman Arbee Stidham – set up here in front of a larger ensemble led by Ernie Wilkins, who brings in some nice currents of funk and soul as well! The recording quality is quite faithful – Stidham's guitar is way out front of a ... read more CD
(Part of the Mainstream Records Master Collection!)

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Eddie Cleanhead VinsonBald Headed Blues – His Complete King Recordings 1949 to 1952 ... CD
King/Ace (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
If you've never fully exposed yourself to the genius of Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, prepare to get your mind blown – because he's a hell of a singer, a hell of an alto saxophonist, and a massive R&B talent in these early sides for King Records! Eddie's work here easily rivals contemporary ... read more CD

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Albert Washington with Lonnie MackBlues & Soul Man ... CD
Fraternity/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.98
An overlooked genius who could easily stand next to the biggest talents of the Memphis scene – but who never totally got his due, given that Albert Washington mostly worked and recorded in Ohio! Yet that farther setting still also gave him a great home in the Fraternity label, who did a ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD

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Bukka WhiteParchman Farm ... CD
Columbia (Japan), Late 30s. New Copy ... $13.99
The complete Vocalion and Okeh Records 78s of the great Bukka White – a blues singer who was maybe a few years later than some of the first big stars from the Mississippi scene – but who's gone onto have a legacy and impact that will last for years to come! Bukka's got a very strong ... read more CD

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VariousAmerican Folk Blues Festival – Live In Paris 20 Octobre 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1962. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
A beautifully-recorded concert from early 60s Paris – one done as part of the legendary folk-blues tour, and featuring a great selection of musicians, all with introductions from Memphis Slim! Slim's a hell of an MC for the event, and really provides this warm context that seems to open up ... read more CD

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VariousAtlantic Rock & Roll (Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters/Ruth Brown/Joe Turner/Ray Charles/Lavern Baker/Ivory Joe Hunter) (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic, Late 50s. New Copy 6CD ... $27.99 29.99
Don't think "rock & roll" – think R&B, or early soul – as the collection here brings together the kind of music that really helped put Atlantic Records on the map during the 50s! The set features six full albums that were originally designed as a way for the label to ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD

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VariousBattle Of Hastings Street – Raw Detroit Blues & R&B From Joe's Record Shop 1949 to 1954 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 40s/Mid 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Very rootsy blues from the Motor City scene of the postwar years – work that almost sounds more Delta than Detroit – thanks to the primitive recording setting in the back of Joe's Record Shop! The work here is a really unique representation of blues in a northern setting at the time ... read more CD

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VariousBlack Cat Trail ... CD
Mamlish, Late 40s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A great collection of postwar blues – material that springs forth from a wealth of rare 78rpm recordings – and which includes a number of tracks that you may never hear otherwise! The set looks at the sort of records that were pivotal in pushing blues forward in the years after the war ... read more CD
Also available Black Cat Trail ... LP 15.99

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