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Blues — LPs

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✨✧ Ruth BrownRockin' With Ruth ... LP
Atlantic/Charly (UK), 1950s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 50s Atlantic R&B from Ruth Brown! Titles include "Oh What A Dream", "Don't Deceive Me", "Papa Daddy", "I Can't Hear A Word You Say", "Daddy Daddy", "5 10 15 Hours", "Teardrops From My Eyes", and "Love Contest". 16 classics in all! (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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Guitar SlimAtco Sessions ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A great collection – rare 50s singles on Atco, mixed with previously-unreleased tracks – all with Eddie Guitar Slim Jones on vocals and guitar! Titles include "The Cackle", "If I Had My Life To Live Over", "Plenty Good Room", "Along Came Midnight", "Hello How Ya Been Goodbye", and "Down Through The Years" – plus two takes of "Guitar Slim Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Les McCannInvitation To Openness ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Wild electric work from Les McCann – an album of free, open sounds that's quite a change from his styles of the 60s – and from most of his other work of the 70s too! Side one features an extended 26 minute track titled "The Lovers" – a slow-building number that has Les on sublime Fender Rhodes, as things build slowly with this really spiritual current that comes from the addition of Yusef Lateef on reeds, Cornell Dupree and David Spinozza on guitar, Corky Hale on harp, and both Bernard Purdie and Alphonse Mouzon on drums! The track is loose, but builds into some great funky moments – almost a keyboard version of electric Miles Davis at the time, but a lot more soulful. And side two continues the heavy keyboard vibe – with a killer remake of Les' classic "Beaux J Poo Poo" and a similar "Poo Pye McGoochie", both with the kind of choppy funky grooves Les laid down with Eddie Harris a few years prior! (Jazz, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, promo sticker and cutout notch.)

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Blind Willie McTellAtlanta Twelve String ... LP
Atlantic, 1949. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
A 70s album, but one that features very early sides from Atlantic Records – raw acoustic blues from Willie McTell, recorded on a 12 string guitar down in Atlanta! The album's not just a great example of McTell at his best – witty vocals, and really sharp lines on the acoustic guitar – but also a key illustration of the Atlantic approach right at the start – an ability to find the best setting for the best talents – and really let them open up in a spontaneous, soul-drenched style! Titles include "You Got To Die", "Kill It Kid", "The Razor Ball", "Broke Down Engine Blues", "Dying Crapshooter's Blues", "Blues Around Midnight", "Pearly Gates", and "Soon This Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label pressing with Broadway address. Cover has a center split spine.)

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Jimmy RogersBlues, Blues, Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
The legendary Jimmy Rogers works here with a whole host of famous guest stars – or "all-stars", as they're listed on the label – a lineup that includes Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Taj Mahal, Stephen Stills, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Lowell Fulson. The guests seem to keep things in all the right spirit – never too much in a rock crossover mode – and titles include "Blow Wind Blow", "Every Day I Have The Blues", "That's All Right", "Bright Lights Big City", "Gonna Shoot You Right Down", "Ludella", "Goin away Baby", and "Don't Start Me To Talkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition Rhino Start Your Ear Off Right 2019 exclusive. First time on vinyl – a 3-sided record, with an etching on the 4th side!)

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Otis RushMourning In The Morning (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
A funky bit of blues from Otis Rush – the guitarist's debut album, and a surprisingly great batch of tracks recorded at Fame Studios! Production is by Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites, who are clearly going for more of a crossover sound than Rick Hall might have given the set – but that approach is a strong one, as it really brings a hard focus on Rush's guitar, and sets his slyly sliding vocals a bit more back in the mix. Sweet electric Chicago blues before it got over-Alligatorized – with tracks that include "Feel So Bad", "Baby I Love You So", "Me", "Working Man", "You're Killing My Love", and "Can't Wait No Longer" – the last 4 of which were written by Bloomfield and Gravenites. LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe TurnerJoe Turner – Rock & Roll ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A really well-titled album, given that Joe Turner was a key force in the birth of rock and roll in the 50s – not to mention a strong link between jazz, soul, and R&B as well! At the time of these recordings, Turner was already a relatively old singer – at least compared to some of his Atlantic contemporaries – a vocalist with roots in Kansas City jazz of the 30s, but able to really reinvent himself with a raw, rocking sound that was completely out of sight – as hard-hitting on Atlantic as work by Wynonnie Harris over at King Records – and maybe even more important overall, given the number of folks who covered Joe's tunes. Every cut's a classic – and titles include "Flip Flop & Fly", "Honey Hush", "Crawdad Hole", "Chicken & The Hawk", "Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop", "Corrine Corrina", "Well All Right", "Boogie Woogie Country Girl", 'Shake Rattle & Roll", "Feeling Happy", and "Midnight Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert!)

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Joe TurnerRhythm & Blues Years ... LP
Atlantic, 1986. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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Jimmy & Mama YanceyChicago Piano Vol 1 – Blues Originals Vol 6 ... LP
Atlantic, 1951. Sealed Gatefold ... $11.99
Bluesy piano, but with plenty of jazz roots too – vintage material recorded in Chicago during the early years of Atlantic Records, at a time when the label was almost more dedicated to preserving old styles than pushing new ones! Yancey's piano is sublime – recorded better here than on most of his older dates – and half the tracks feature vocals from Mama Yancey, who definitely brings up the blues quotient in the music. Israel Crosby backs Jimmy on bass – a surprising, yet great choice for the date – given some of his modern inflections – and titles include "How Long Blues", "Make Me A Pallet On the Floor", "Mournful Blues", and "Shave 'Em Dry". (Jazz, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Shrinkwrap is slightly open in one corner.)

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A classic set from this legendary Detroit festival – a mighty assemblage of roots and jazz performers that was put together by John Sinclair! The event was legendary at the time – and has lived on strongly via this great recording by Atlantic – one that really gets at the special fire of all the performers, and their very enthusiastic welcome by the audience too! Most of the material here is blues – but the set features a key track from Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra – a performance of "Live Is Splendid" from the Space Is The Place Suite. Other tracks include "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Dr John, "Road Runner" by Jr Walker, "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor, "Gambler's Blues" by Otis Rush, "Ain't That Loving You" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Honey Bee" by Muddy Waters, "Form Kinetic" by CJQ, "Dust My Broom" by Johnny Shines, and "Goin Down" by Freddie King. (Jazz, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)

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VariousBlues Piano Chicago Plus – Blues Originals Vol 4 ... LP
Atlantic, Early 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Great 50s material recorded in Chicago – with work by Floyd Dixon, Little Brother Montgomery, Little Johnny Jones, Frank Sweet Williams, and Meade Lux Lewis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a sticker spot, and a bit of marker.)
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LaVern BakerHer Greatest Recordings ... LP
Atco, Mid 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Stunning sides by one of the greatest female singers in R&B during the 50s – maybe second only to Ruth Brown, and presented in similar Atlantic Records glory! Titles include "Bop Ting A Ling", "Tra La La", "CC Rider", "Saved", "Jim Dandy", "Tweedlee Dee", "Tomorrow Night", Soul On Fire", "I Cried A Tear", and "Shake A Hand". (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy Guy & Junior WellsBuddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues ... LP
Atco, 1972. Very Good ... $24.99
We're not normally ones to rave about electric blues albums, but this one's a lot nicer than you might think – recorded with plenty of deep soul touches, and even a dose of funk in the right places! We hate to admit it, but a big part of the credit here goes to Eric Clapton – who produced most of the record and gives Buddy and Junior a tightness that's missing from some of their other records of the time. There's almost a post-Cream sort of groove to the record – that "hipper than rock" sensibility that colored many of Clapton's old group members' projects for Atlantic in the years after Cream disbanded. But of course, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells are the real stars of the set – and the record's good enough to make even jaded Chicago residents like us appreciate their talents here! Titles include "A Poor Man's Plea", "My Baby She Left Me", "A Man Of Many Words", "I Don't Know", and "This Old Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has some wear and a cut corner.)

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