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XOur Chicago roots run deep here, with plenty of postwar Chicago blues -- plus delta blues, folk blues, electric blues, pre-war blues, and more!

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VariousLong Man Blues ... CD
Delmark, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
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VariousLong Road To Freedom – An Anthology Of Black Music (5CD & DVD boxset) ... CD
Buddah, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 5CD & DVD ... $39.99
A very cool package – put together by Harry Belafonte, as a document of African American musical styles throughout the 20th Century – with an especially strong focus on politically-minded music. Box features 5CDs, a bonus DVD, and a huge 140 page hardcover book of notes! Music from ... read more CD
(Out of print, DVD is double sided NTSC/PAL. Box has the lightest of wear – a nice copy!)

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VariousMasters Of Memphis Blues (4 CD set) ... CD
JSP (UK), Late 20s/1930s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99
Music from Furry Lewis, the Beale Street Sheiks, Banjo Joe, Frank Stokes, Allen Shaw, Robert Wilkins & Little Buddy Doyle. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMasters Of The Boogie Piano ... CD
Delmark, Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Speckled Red, Meade Lux Lewis, Sir Charles Thompson, Roosevelt Sykes, Pete Johnson, Ken Saydak, Albert Ammons, Steve Behr, Curtis Jones & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousMercury R&B 1946 to 1962 ... CD
Mercury, Mid 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Features Dinah Washington, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Roy Byrd, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Louis Jordan, and Clyde McPhatter. (Soul, Blues) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNew Deal Blues – 1933 to 1939 ... CD
Mamlish, 1930s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Raw country blues from the 30s – a set that focuses on the shifting modes of the southern styles of the time – and brings into focus the kind of sounds that would really take off in the decade to come! The work here may not be as well-known as some of the more collected, more ... read more CD

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VariousNew Orleans Home Of The Blues ... LP
Minit, Late 50s/1960s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Not really the "blues" promised in the title – but a great little collection of New Orleans soul, featuring loads of great tracks from the earliest years of the genre! The sound here is often somewhat stripped-down and rootsy – not that "fake" New Orleans sound that ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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VariousNo Jive – Authentic Southern Country Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rootsy blues from the great Excello Records – most of it recorded not too far from the Tennessee city in which the label made its home! The southern scene in the 50s was going through plenty of changes – partly because of all the migration northwards that started during the wartime ... read more CD

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VariousOn The Road Again – An Anthology Of Chicago Blues 1947 to 1954 ... LP
Muskadine, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An unusual small label collection of rare postwar blues from Chicago – with work by Floyd Smith, Othum Brown, Baby Face Leroy, Little Walter, Delta Joe, Snooky & Moody, JB Hutto & His Hawks, Johnny Shines, and John Brim! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousOn With The Jive – 1950s R&B From Dolphin's Of Hollywood Vol 1 ... CD
Hollywood/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Great work from one of the hippest record stores of all time – the legendary Dolphin's of Hollywood, home to some of the best R&B on the west coast scene in the 50s! The work here was all originally produced by John Dolphin for his Recorded In Hollywood label – a small imprint run ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD

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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – It Ain't The Meat – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD

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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Big 10 Inch – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD

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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Ding A Ling – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD

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VariousOriginal Folk Blues – Detroit Blues ... LP
United Superior, Very Good ... $6.99
Features John Lee Hooker, John Lee Hooker, Eddie Burns & Sylvester Cotton. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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VariousOriginal Gold Soul ... LP
Mercury, Late 50s/Early 60s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A pretty great collection – filled with early R&B, jump blues, and vocal group material on Mercury Records! Includes work by The Penguins, Joe Liggins, Buddy Johnson, Louis Jordan, Eddie Chamblee, Arthur Prysock, Ruth Brown, Clyde McPhatter, Cannonball Adderley, Billy Eckstine, Jimmy ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousParty After Hours (10 inch LP) ... LP
Aladdin, Early 50s. Good ... $99.99
A killer party after hours – a super-rare early 10" album on the Aladdin label! The set brings together rare R&B tracks, of the sort that Aladdin did almost better than anyone else – and the whole thing's on heavy vinyl, with a heavy cover, and a special insert of notes and ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl has less marks than you might expect – but two tracks have groove damage for the first minute or so, with a lot of noise. The rest plays fine, but with some crackles. Cover is pretty nice too.)

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VariousPiano Blues 1927 to 1933 ... LP
Riverside (Netherlands), Late 20s/Early 30s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Includes original booklet inside the gatefold.)

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VariousRhythm & Bluesin By The Bayou – Livin, Lovin, & Lyin ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A massive amount of musical discoveries from the Louisiana scene – a set that features a huge amount of unissued tracks from back in the day – but all with the kind of vibe that matches some of the best early soul and R&B on labels like Specialty, Minit, and Imperial! The wealth of ... (Soul, Blues) read more CD

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VariousRhythm N Blues – The End Of An Era – Legendary Masters Series Vol 1 ... LP
Imperial, Mid 50s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
An excellent set for fans of early group soul – a set that brings together rare early singles on Aladdin and Imperial, featuring a range of rare vocal group material – tracks by The Shaweez, The Dukes, Sharp Tones, Mellow Drops, Kidds, Barons, Hawks, Jewels, Bees, Jivers, and Pelicans! (Soul, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRiver Town Blues ... CD
Hi Records/Demon (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
A bit blues, a bit soul, and a great document of some under-recorded talents in the Memphis scene at the start of the 70s! The album's got a grittier sound than usual for Hi Records – and shows that at some levels in Memphis, there were still artists carrying the heavier sounds of a decade ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRock & Roll Festival Vol 1 ... LP
Kent, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Not rock and roll at all – but instead a great collection of Crown/RPM/Kent Records material – with soul, blues, and a bit of R&B – and work by The Ikettes, Elmore James, The Jacks, The Cadets, Teen Queens, Oscar McLollie, BB King, Ike & Tina Turner, Shirley Gunter, Marvin ... (Soul, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some clear tape on the seams.)

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VariousRoot Hog Or Die – 100 Years, 100 Songs – An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute (6LP set) ... LP
Mississippi, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 6 LPs ... $69.99
A stunning tribute to the great Alan Lomax – the legendary musicologist, historian, and recording engineer who captured so many wonderful American sounds in the 20th Century! Lomax's work has been crucial to both the Library Of Congress and Smithsonian/Folkways Records – yet there's ... (Folk/Country, Blues) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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VariousRoots Of Popular Music – The Ralph S Peer Story (3CD set with book) ... CD
Sony, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $42.99 59.98
The title might seem a bit all-encompassing – but given the talents of the mighty Ralph Peer, it certainly fits! Peer was one of the most pioneering figures in the early days of the recording industry – a talent scout who would endlessly search the country, especially the south, for ... read more CD

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VariousRoots Of Ry Cooder – 21 Original Classic Blues And Roots Songs Which Inspired Ry Cooder ... CD
Complete Blues (UK), 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
Music from Leadbelly, Blind Blake, Sleepy John Estes, Blind Willie Johnson, Woody Guthrie, Skip James, Fiddlin' John Carson, Washington Phillips, Blind Alfred Reed & more. CD

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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Chicago Blues ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $7.99
Includes tracks by Roosevelt Sykes, Elmore James, Nolan Struck, Otis Spann, Robert Nighthawk, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters, and more – 21 tracks total. CD
(Promotional copy with slight crease to rear artwork & sticker over the barcode.)

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VariousRough Guide To Jug Band Blues (with download) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rough Guide, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
Smirk all you want, but the homemade instruments of the jug band scene were pretty revolutionary in their time – and went on to have a huge impact on the sound of rhythms in recorded music – on work like this which would later influence rock and roll! Titles include "This Will ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – which also includes bonus tracks!)

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VariousRough Guide To Ragtime Blues (with download) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rough Guide, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Not the popular ragtime material you'll know from Scott Joplin and 70s revival years – and instead a batch of raw early blues sides, all from the 78rpm generation! Titles include "Have More Faith In Jesus" by Reverend Gary Davis, "Money Never Runs Out" by Cannon's Jug ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – which also includes bonus tracks!)

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VariousSan Diego Blues Jam ... CD
Testament, Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Tom Courtney & Henry Ford Thompson, Thomas Shaw, Bonnie Jefferson, Louis Major, Bob Jefferey, Sam Chatmon & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSan Francisco Blues Festival Vol 2 – Highlight Performances From The Annual West Coast Blues Event ... LP
Solid Smoke, 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marks from price sticker removal.)

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VariousSingin' The Blues ... CD
Blues Legends (Canada), 1994. Used ... $0.99
Music from Albert Collins, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Charlie Musselwhite, Buddy Reed & the Th'rip It Ups, King Biscuit boy with the Ronny Hawkins Band, Ike Turner, Luther Allison, the Aces, Clarence Edwards, Troyce Key & JJ Malone & Isaace Scott. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSome People Who Play Guitar Like A Lot Of People Don't ... LP
Kicking Mule, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Folk/Country, Blues) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSound Of The Delta ... CD
Testament, Early/Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Ruby Mccoy, Elijah Brown, Big Joe Williams, Avery Brady, Fred McDowell, Bert Logan, Arthur Weston, Russ Logan, Andrew Cauthen & more. CD
(Out of print. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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VariousSticks Over My Shoulder – Georgia Bluesmen Recordings 1976 to 1979 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Amazing blues from the Georgia scene of the 70s – music that hardly feels like other versions of the genre coming out at the time – partly thanks to the raw recording quality of these tracks! Most of the music features just a singer and guitar – sometimes just one or the other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSun Records 60th Anniversary ... CD
Sun/Curb, 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Music from BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Rufus Thomas Jr, Elvis Presley, Little Milton, James Cotton, Carl Perkins, Warren Smith, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Edwin Bruce, Jack Clement & more. (Rock, Blues) CD

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✨✧ VariousSunshine Special – Texas 1927 to 1929 ... CD
Frog (UK), Late 20s. Used ... $18.99
24 tracks from Lillian Glinn, Hattie Hudson, Hattie Burleson, Ben Norsingle, Frenchy's String Band, Leroy's Dallas Band, Leroy Williams & J C Johnson & his Five Hot Sparks. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTaste Of Bluesway ... LP
Bluesway, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTaste Of The Blues Vol 1 ... CD
Vee Jay, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Jimmy Reed, Eddie Taylor, Earl Phillips, Morris Pejoe, Jay McShann, Billy Boy Arnold, Camille Howard, Snooky Pryor, Pee Wee Crayton & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousThem Dirty Blues – A Double Disc Copulation Compilation ... CD
Jass, 1930s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from the Mississippi Mud Mashers, Blind Boy Fuller, the Memphis Jug Band, Kokomo Arnold, Mary Dixon, the Mississippi Sheiks, Bob Clifford, Walter Roland, Blind Boy Fuller & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUrban Blues Vol 1 – Blues Uptown ... LP
Imperial, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
An excellent collection of R&B sides from the Imperial label – featuring some great lesser-known numbers, all collected together with a theme that implies blues on the cusp of the soul era. Titles include "Tee Nah Nah" by Smiley Lewis, "Danger Zone" by Mercy Dee, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(60s pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousVintage Toledo Blues – 1950 to 1980 ... CD
1950s/1960s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
Includes tracks by Little Walter Jr, Big Jack Reynolds, Calvin Frazier, Fred Harris, Dave Parker, Mr Blues Carson, The Organics, and Arthur Griswold. CD
(Out of print, CDr release.)

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VariousVoices Of Mississippi – Artists & Musicians Documented By William Ferris (3CD/DVD/book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD, DVD & Book ... $55.99
A really fantastic little package – one that presents a key look at the farther reaches of Mississippi in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – served up in rare photographs, essays, readings, films, and a great batch of music all collected by William Ferris! Starting in the mid 60s, Ferris sought ... read more CD
(Also includes download code too!)

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VariousWe Are The Music Makers! – Preserving The Soul Of America's Music ... CD
Music Maker Relief, 1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Music from Captain Luke, Etta Baker, John Lee Zeigler, Cootie Stark, John Dee Holeman, Neal Pattman, Carl Rutherford, Mr Q, George Higgs, Whistlin' Britches, Samuel Turner Stevens & more. CD

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VariousWhen The Levee Breaks – Mississippi Blues – Rare Cuts 1926 to 1941 ... CD
JSP (UK), 1920s/1930s/Early 40s. Used 4 CDs ... $16.99
Music from Garfield Akers, Kid Bailey, William Harris, Blind Willie Reynolds, Arthur Petties, Blind Joe Reynolds, Mississippi Jook Band, Geeshie Wiley, Jelly Jaw Short, King Solomon Hill, Freddie Spruell & more. CD
 
 



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