Classic collection of Jimmy's hard rockin' R&B with a 10 great numbers from Reed: "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Honest I Do", "Take Out Some Insurance", "Big Boss Man", "Caress Me Baby", "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby", "The Sun Is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic King R&B material from Vinson, featuring some great backing by a surprising amount of jazz players! The album includes playing by Frank Foster, Joe Newman, Charlie Rouse, Ed Thigpen, Freddie Green, Paul Quinichette, and Nat Pierce – and the sound owes a lot to Joe Turner's work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a center split spine.)
Little Johnny Taylor —
LJT ... LP Ronn, 1978. Very Good+ ...
One of Johnny's last albums for Ronn – done in a mix of bluesy and smooth styles, halfway between his roots and the direction that many other southern singers in the late 70s were taking in the wake of Tyrone Davis' and (Big) Johnnie Taylor's success in the crossover market. Sonny Thompson ... (Soul, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Strong work from this 80s female blues singer from Chicago – with titles that include "Sure Fooled Me", "Take Me", "One More Kiss", "Matter Of Time", "Running In Circles", and "Quasimodo's Midnight Movers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner.)
Joe Louis Walker —
Gift ... LP Hightone, 1988. Very Good+ ...
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets —
Rack 'Em Up ... LP Black Top, 1989. Near Mint- ...
Jimmy Witherspoon —
Hunh! ... LP Bluesway/ABC, 1969. Very Good+ ...
An unusual little album for Jimmy Witherspoon – much more down-home than most of his earlier recordings, in a style that's got a rootsy feel that's quite unusual, especially given that Jimmy was always equal parts blues and jazz singer on other sets. The move seems to be a clear attempt to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)
Nappy Brown —
That Man ... LP Mr R&B (Denmark), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ...
Rare work from this key figure in the pre-soul years – all small group sessions, with musicians who include Budd Johnson and Sam Taylor on tenor, Mickey Baker on guitar, and Panama Francis on drums! (Soul, Blues)LP, Vinyl record album
Taht's a contemporary photo on the cover, and the set does feature some new recordings from 1987 – next to vintage postwar singles recorded with The X-Rays, The Rockets, and the groups of Freddie Mitchell and Nelson Clark! LP, Vinyl record album
A legendary set of concerts – put together by this famous producer who discovered Billie Holiday and so many other great jazz talents! Features work by Joe Turner, Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Sonny Terry, Pete Johnson, and Count Basie! (Jazz, Blues)LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK Vogue pressing, with slightly different cover design.)
Ivory Joe Hunter —
I Had A Girl ... LP Route 66 (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ...
Great early material from 78s – with a jazzier vibe than some of Hunter's later work! (Soul, Blues)LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)
Early work from Jimmy Witherspoon – but the kind of sides that show that Jim had something different to offer, even from the start! The music's partly in the hip R&B mode of LA in the postwar years, but there's also a deeper sort of sound too – a bit of jazz swinging amidst the ... (Vocalists, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early work from Margie Day – a singer most folks know as a soul star in the 60s – working here more in an R&B mode with backings from the groups of Paul Williams and The Griffin Brothers! (Soul, Blues)LP, Vinyl record album
Great work from this key member of the Swan Silvertones – reunited with Paul Owens of the group on some new tracks, and also featuring a few early rare recordings too! (Gospel, Blues)LP, Vinyl record album
Obscure 50s work from Little Milton – recorded in Memphis and St Louis – with CW Tate on tenor, Lawrence Taylor on alto, and even a bit of work from Oliver Sain on alto, and both Ike Turner and Fontella Bass on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s UK pressing. Cover has some light wear and a bit of pen on back.)
Jimmy Reed, now appearing – playing with just the sort of groove that got him booked in plenty of clubs back in the day! The tunes chug along with a perfect gritty take on Chicago blues – that sharp-edged sound that Vee Jay Records did so well with Reed – making his albums like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album