Siegel Schwall Band —
953 West ... LP Wooden Nickel, 1975. Near Mint- ...
The album's title is a reference to an address on the north side of Chicago – 953 West Belmont Ave – somewhat gritty at the time the album was recorded, now not too far from a giant Target discount store! Yet the address, the cover, and the overall presentation are a great example of ... (Rock, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
To us, most of Bobby's early Duke albums would serve fine as "best of" sets in and of themselves – so great is his work for that label during this period! This one's a pretty great sampling of his genius – that unique blend of blues and soul that still makes Bobby's work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Joe Turner returns to his roots, and lays down a fairly straight set of bluesy tunes from the old days of the Kansas City scene – done with a small jazz combo that includes work by Joe Newman, Lawrence Brown, Pete Brown, and Pete Johnson! After the raw hard R&B of Joe's bigger hit sides ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout notch.)
A classic set from this legendary Chicago group of the early 70s – a combo led by Jim Schwall and Corky Siegel – two blue-eyed Windy City musicians who were unabashedly in love with the blues music of their scene! Unlike some of the later crossover blues albums of the 70s, these guys ... (Rock, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Live material from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – recorded in small clubs in the Midwest, very much the sort of venues from which they sprang! There's as much of a no-nonsense vibe going on here as on their studio albums, and maybe even a bit more grit overall – especially on the ... (Rock, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arranged and produced by Bert De Coteaux – and titles include "Cadillac Assembly Line", "Truckload Of Lovin", "I'm Your Mate", "Hold Hands With One Another", "Gonna Make It Somehow", "Cold Women With Warm Hearts", and "Nobody ... 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
A great example of why Little Milton was always one of the few Chicago blues artists who could also break strongly in the soul camp at the time – and a beautifully balanced set that perfectly shows both sides of the Chicago scene of the time! Production is by old Vee Jay maestro Calvin ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing.)
Bessie Smith —
Empress ... LP Columbia, 1920s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...