Possibly one of the best-remembered albums by John Mayall's legendary Blues Breakers combo – thanks to vocals and guitar from a young Eric Clapton! Clapton at this point is way fresher than in later years – not prone to cliches, and still coming across with a raw, edgey power that is ... (Rock, Blues)read moreCD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition gold CD pressing. Includes original die cut slipcase and in great shape!)
The title definitely gets it right – as this 70s collection brings together most of the best Chess Records material by Howlin Wolf from the late 50s and early 60s – almost all of them small combo sides that present the man in all of his raspy, growling glory! The tracks span a space ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ronnie Earl, Pinetop Perkins, Calvin "Fuzz" Jones & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith —
Eye To Eye ... CD Audio Quest, 1996. Used ...
A cool little six-track EP – usually comes with a pic sleeve for a juke box, but rare in any form! Titles include "Shake For Me", "Going Down Slow", "Down In The Bottom", 'Tell Me", "Who's Been Talkin", and "Spoonful". (Funky 45's, Blues)7-inch, Vinyl record
The first ever recordings of Mississippi Fred McDowell – the legendary Alan Lomax Recordings – recorded in Como, Mississippi in September of 1959! It includes songs that would be part of his canon for the rest of his career, mostly just his voice and guitar in raw, beautiful, soul-shaki ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really cool collection – one that brings together 32 answer songs and follow-ups from the 50s – all R&B numbers that stand more than strongly enough on their own, but which are even cooler when you know that most of them are kind of a "part 2" to bigger hits of the time! ... (Soul, Blues)read moreCD
Fantastic early work from Rene Hall – a talent you've probably heard on record before in a variety of different formats – as Hall was a key arranger, producer, and session musician on the LA scene of the 50s and 60s! Yet here, Rene's also the leader – stepping out in small combo ... (Soul, Blues)read moreCD
Proof that T-Bone Walker has always had an element of jazz in his music – a set recorded in Paris with Hal Singer on tenor and George Arvanitas on piano – plus bass from the mighty Jackie Samson! LP, Vinyl record album
Rare Vee Jay Records material from Chicago bluesman Eddie Taylor – featuring Eddie on guitar and vocals, with help from Jimmy Reed on harmonica and guitar, and Johnny Jones on piano! Includes a few unissued tracks, too! LP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums ever from Junior Parker – a great little set that shows he had a lot more to offer than just the average bluesman! The album's got a nice little soul sound in the backings – tight rhythms from Horace Ott, who nicely avoids a lot of the cliches that the blues ... read moreCD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo Groovy Collection!)
A killer collection of rare blues material – and one that's pretty darn funky at times too! The set dives deep into the very underground world of the blues 45 – not the previous scene of rare 78rpm recordings that have been documented heavily for decades – but the later ... read moreCD
A late 50s collection of earlier 78rpm singles issued by Aladdin Records – material that's far rawer than the "strums" in the title might imply! At a time when other blues musicians were fleshing things out a bit – sometimes adding in larger backings, horns, and a bit of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Muddy Waters —
Electric Mud ... LP Cadet/Third Man, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album