The title might be a tipoff here – as Roy Buchanan really soars into space on an album that finds an even more majestic setting for his mighty powers on guitar – especially given that a fair bit of the album's instrumental! Roy works with a core quartet that includes Ray Gomez on ... (Rock, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Damn great work from Albert Collins – one of those hard-edged gems from the early days that's a lot more funk than his later blues! Sure, there's still plenty of blues here – but the rhythms are pretty funky too, and the album's got some great raw production from Bill Hall – free ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit of a comeback set for John Lee Hooker – recorded in the mid 80s, but with a sound that's still pretty traditional overall! Most tracks are original compositions, performed with small combo instrumentation that features Hooker on guitar, alongside organ, rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a slight warp but played fine for us. Cover has a wrinkled corner, a hype sticker, a cut corner, and light wear.)
A great return to recording for Son House – a musician who'd stopped playing the guitar in the postwar years, but rose again to fame during the great folk blues revival of the 60s! The style here is every bit as classic as some of Son's earliest music – just recorded a lot better, too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set of 50s material by these blues legends! Side one features Elmor James on vocals and guitar with JT Brown on tenor, Eddie Taylor on guitar, and Johnny Jones on piano – and side two features Taylor on guitar and vocals, Jimmy Reed on harmonica and guitar, George Maywether on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(Original 70s pressing. Cover has light wear, a three inch split on the top seam and a small stain on the bottom corner.)
BB King —
Lucille ... LP Bluesway, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One of the first records to feature BB King's famous guitar, Lucille, in the spotlight – an instrument he'd played for years, but which took on legendary status over the decades! The guitar's handled perfectly here by King – with a tone that still holds on to all the gritty edges of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label ABC/Bluesway pressing. Vinyl is nice! Cover has some surface wear.)
Includes "You Move Me So", "No Money No Luck", "I Need Your Love", "Rainin' All The Time", "I'm With You", and "Stop Putting The Hurt On Me". (Funky 45's, Blues)7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes a full sheet of jukebox strips too!)
Eddie Kirkland —
Way It Was ... LP Tru Sound/Red Lightnin (UK), 1962. Near Mint- ...
UK issue of a raw early set from Eddie Kirkland – equal parts blues and R&B – with titles that include "Man Of Stone", "I Tried", "Something's Gone Wrong In My Life", "Baby You Know It's True", "Saturday Night Stomp", "Down On ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a very small bump on one edge, but is great overall.)
John Mayall's Blues Breakers —
Crusade ... LP London, 1967. Near Mint- ...
John Mayall's on a new crusade here – hitting lines that are almost more truly blusey than his previous albums – thanks to a new lineup in the Blues Breakers combo! Alongside Mayall's lead on vocals, organ, harmonica, and bottleneck guitar – the group also features Mick Taylor on ... (Rock, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with Bell Sound stamp. Includes the London inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a bit of pen on front.)
A wonderful example of the groove that Brownie McGhee could do so well during the 60s – a style that has all the rough roots of the Delta, yet which is delivered with a tightness that also shows the evolution of blues over the past few decades! The sound is very spare – vocals and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue trident label pressing with RVG stamp. NOTE – Vinyl has some stubborn residue on Side 1 that plays with noise. Side 2 is VG+. Cover has a split spine and splitting at the ends of the bottom seam.)
A nice collection of early 60s work that Memphis Slim recorded for the legendary (and short-lived) Candid label – with help from Arbee Stidham on guitar and vocals, and Jazz Gillum on harmonica! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Shrinkwrap is open in one bottom corner.)
A mid 1960s recording from Dave Ray, a white blues singer and blues guitar player. He accompanies himself on a 12 string guitar and Tony Glover plays mouth harp on a couple of the songs. The songs are very much in the tradition of Lead Belly and Robert Johnson and they are surprisingly good. There ... (Folk/Country, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams held with clear tape and some light surface wear.)
Bobby Rush —
Sue ... LP LaJam, Mid 70s. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
One of Bobby's greatest albums – a mix of electric blues and southern soul, forged in the heat of the Malaco studios in Jackson! The album's titled after Rush's incredible 8 minute track "Sue" – a tale of young love that has a hilarious monologue in the middle about this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some doodles and names in pen on front, some wear and aging, and a thin stain at the bottom right corner.)
In our opinion, this "comeback" material by Rushing was way better than his original work from the late 30s. He's got more of a sense of control here, and his approach to the material is extremely thoughtful, and always tinged with a good sense of jazz, making it swing a bit more than on ... (Vocalists, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye white label promo pressing. Cover has half split seams and light aging.)
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
A fond farewell to the Siegel Schwall Band, as you might guess from the title – one last studio effort from the group, before Corky Siegel took off on his solo career, and Jim Schwall concentrated on farming! The set's a bit different than the rest of their initial albums for Wooden Nickel ... (Rock, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Siegel Schwall Band —
Shake! ... LP Vanguard, 1968. Very Good ...
The Siegel Schwall Band are still kicking it hard here – playing with a surprisingly gritty vibe, maybe thanks in part to production from the great Sam Charters – who'd handled so many great blues sessions over the years! But we're guessing that at this point, the group didn't even ... (Rock, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with marker on both sides. Vinyl plays with a short click "334-3599".)
The Siegel Schwall Band change things up a bit here – leaving behind the rootsy Sam Charters production of their first few albums for the the heady sound of Dunwich – and picking up just a bit of electric piano and electric bass in the process! The style is still rooted in blues, but ... (Rock, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Byther Smith & The Nightriders —
Housefire ... LP Razor, 1988. Near Mint- ...
Recorded in Chicago, and features Byther Smith on vocals and guitar – with Lafayette Leake on keyboards, and both Mike Baietto and Leon Skibinski on rhythm guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
Not the gospel you'd guess from the title – but a nice set of soulful cuts from Little Johnnie Taylor – with titles that include "A Thousand Miles Away", "Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (parts 1 & 2)", "Open House At My House (parts 1 & 2)", ... (Soul, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
George Thorogood & The Destroyers —
Maverick ... LP EMI, 1985. Very Good+ ...
A classic early tune from Muddy Waters – one that might not have changed the world when it was released at the start of the 50s – but later gave the famous group their name! The tune's a wonderful mix of raw rural and early electric Chicago blues modes – spare, but extremely ... (Funky 45's, Blues)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(Recent Third Man reissue on black vinyl, in the vintage style Chess sleeve.)
Classic folk blues from Big Joe Williams – an artist who was really getting his due with 60s sessions like this! The album's a rare gem from the early years of Arhoolie – and is a great illustration of the way the label was sensitive to musicians like Williams – and really let ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice work from the revival years of Jimmy Witherspoon on Bluesway, when he was working with a nice dose of soul and funk in the mix! Some cuts feature arrangements from Chicago soul genius Johnny Pate – and other players include Red Holloway on tenor, Jack McDuff on organ, and Gildo Mahones ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic material from Jimmy Witherspoon – that sublime mix of blues and jazz that really set him apart from the rest! Titles include "Failing By Degrees", "Big Fine Girl", "Have A Ball", "Fickle Woman", "Sweet Lovin Baby", and "Ain't ... (Vocalists, Blues)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ytre Suloens Jass-Ensemble consists of Jarle Forde on trumpet, Jens A Molvaer on clarinet, Helge Forde on trombone, Morten Gunnar Larsen on piano, Einar Aaro on banjo, Ottar Anderson on drums, and Stein Erik Tafjord on tuba; performing with blues and gospel singer Barbara Ann Shorts. (Jazz, Blues)LP, Vinyl record album
Includes the gracks "Let Me Tell You Bout It" by Sly Dell, "Dragnet" by Stomp Gordon, "You Keep On Doggin Me" by Sopnny & Jaycee, "Tell Me Who" by Bobo Jenkins, "Miss Thing" by Silhouettes, "Arkansas Jane by Millionaire$ and more! LP, Vinyl record album