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Tommy Ridgely, Guitar Slim, Al King, & OthersAtlantic Blues Special ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very cool Japanese-only collection – one that brings together rare Atlantic singles by Guitar Slim, Al King, Ray Agee, T-Bone Walker, Stick McGhee, and Tommy Ridgeley! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues Vol 7 – 1969 to 1974 ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Culled from the rich history of the Atlantic records label, and lovingly put together with great notes and everything! 18 tracks inall, including "The Ghetto" by Donny Hathaway, "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" by Tyrone Davis, "Compared To What" by Les McCann & Eddie Harris, "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" and "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin, "Groove Me" by King Floyd, "Patches" by Clarence Carter, "Funky Nassau (parts 1 & 2)" by the Beginning Of The End, "Thin Line Between Love & Hate" by the Persuaders, "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love?" by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, "Clean Up Woman" by Betty Wright, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", "Mighty Love" and "I'll Be Around" by the Spinners, "Killing Me Softly" and "Feel Like Makin' Love" by Roberta Flack and "Lo9ve Won't Let Me Wait" by Major Harris. (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed!)
 
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✨✧ Champion Jack DupreeBlues From The Gutter ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blues from the gutter, with a nice current of jazz, too – thanks to participation from a hip group who really make this album from Champion Jack something special! Dupree himself sings and plays piano – often with plenty of rootsy currents – but the combo also features excellent alto from Pete Brown, who adds in plenty of soul – as well as Ennis Lowery on guitar, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Willie Jones on drums. All tracks are credited to Jack, but there's more than a few here that are traditional, and just given new arrangements by Dupree – and titles include "Strollin", "Stack-O-Lee", "Frankie & Johnny", "Bad Blood", "Junker's Blues", "Evil Woman", and "Can't Kick The Habit". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram UK pressing on Pure Pleasure.)

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King Curtis & Champion Jack DupreeBlues At Montreux ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of the last albums that King Curtis ever recorded – and an unusual session of mostly blues-based material, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Fest with Champion Jack Dupree! In a way, the setting really unlocks some of Dupree's more jazz-oriented modes – in a group that features Curtis on tenor and alto, Jack on piano and vocals, and rhythm from Cornell Dupree on guitar, Jerry Jemmott on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums! Things start out rootsy, but really take off as the record moves on – and the setting actually gives Curtis a chance to stretch out a lot more than most of his previous recordings for Atlantic. Titles include "Get With It", "Sneaky Pete", "Junker's Blues", "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", and "I'm Having Fun". (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, promo sticker, light wear, and some stains on back.)

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✨✧ Les McCannInvitation To Openness ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
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 ... CD
Atlantic, 1949. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Blind Willie McTellAtlanta Twelve String ... LP
Atlantic, 1949. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
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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Professor LonghairNew Orleans Piano – Blues Originals Vol 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1949/1953. Used ... $3.99
Essential New Orleans piano from Professor Longhair – an artist who was neither a professor, nor a man with much hair! The chrome-domed pianist had a huge influence on the sound of New Orleans R&B and soul to come – as he played in a triplet-heavy way that was rooted in blues, but provided a key link to the rhythms that would dominate Crescent City music in following decades. This album features original Atlantic sides cut in New Orleans in 1949 and 1953 – about as classic as you can get for Longhair, with tunes that include "Tipitina", "Hey Now Baby", "In The Night", "Ball The Wall", "Who's Been Fooling You", "She Walks Right In", and "Willie Mae". (Soul, Blues) CD
(Out of print.)

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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 TurnerRhythm & Blues Years ... LP
Atlantic, 1986. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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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LaVern BakerHer Greatest Recordings ... LP
Atco, Mid 50s. Sealed Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 and a cutout notch.)

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Buddy Guy & Junior WellsBuddy Guy & Junior Wells Play The Blues ... LP
Atco, 1972. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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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Little Esther (Esther Phillips)Memory Lane – The Best Songs Little Esther Ever Recorded ... CD
King, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $7.99 9.99
Fantastic early work from Esther Phillips – recording here as a young girl, under the name of Little Esther – but with a voice that's every bit as great as on her 60s recordings for Atlantic, or her 70s hits on the CTI/Kudu label! The music is a mixture of R&B and blues – the latter infused with some larger charts that already show the kind of class that would set Esther apart from so many of her contemporaries – and make the vocalist a key bridge between generations during the years that soul music would search for more sophisticated sounds. The vibe is very much in the best styles that Lavern Baker was recording for Atlantic – with a similar richness in modes – and titles include "Sweet Lips", "The Storm", "I Paid My Dues", "Heart To Heart", "Cherry Wine", "Aged & Mellow", "The Deacon Moves In", "Tell Him That I Need Him", "I'll Be There", "Street Lights", "Mainliner", and "Ring A Ding Doo". (Soul, Blues) CD
 
 
 



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