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✨✧ Johnny BurginNo Border Blues – Japan ... CD
Delmark, 2020. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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✨✧ Roy CampbellEthnic Stew & Brew ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $11.99
A great album from trumpeter Roy Campbell and his Pyramid Trio – aka William Parker and Hamid Drake! Tracks include "Tazz's Dilema", "Malcolm, Martin And Mandela", "Imhotep", 'Impressions Of Yokahama", "Ethnic Stew And Brew", "Heavenly Ascending" and "Amadou Diallo". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Chicago Underground TrioChronicle ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... $9.99
The first-ever live performance from the Chicago Underground team of Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor – working here as a trio, with bassist Jason Ajemian as a wonderful addition to the group! Ajemian's basslines really dominate the initial part of the set – creating a pulse that draws in the drums of Taylor and cornet of Mazurek – who then both open up on a variety of other instruments, including moog, electric celeste, gong, bamboo flute, vibes, marimba, and other percussion – all used in an almost AACM-like way. Ajemian contributes some electronics to the set, as does Mazurek – but the best sounds here are all acoustic ones – played with an abstracted sensibility that's quite textural, and which furthers the trademark expressions that have made Mazurek and Taylor one of the most compelling jazz teams to come from the Chicago scene in the past few decades. Titles include "Initiation", "Resistance", "Power", "Transformation", "Crisis", and "Transcendence". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio with Pharoah SandersAfrica N'Da Blues ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... $13.99
The Ritual Trio gets some mighty hip company here – the legendary Pharoah Sanders, who really fleshes out the group's sound with his tremendous work on tenor sax! Core members Ari Brown and Malachi Favors work as a well-tooled unit under the leadership of Kahil El Zabar – no surprise, given that all three had been working together for a decade and a half by the time of this recording. And with Sanders on tenor for the date, Brown plays a bit more piano than his usual reeds – letting Pharoah spin out soulful, spiritual lines that break somewhat from the more rhythmic approach that's usually used by the group. Favors' basswork is a real pleasure, as always – an earthy grounding that helps keep Kahil El Zabar in focus – and titles on the record include two takes of "Ka-Real", plus "Africanos/Latinos", "Miles Mode", "Autumn Leaves", "Africa N'Da Blues", and "Pharoah's Song". CD

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Kahil El'Zabar's Infinity OrchestraTransmigration ... CD
Delmark, 2007. Used ... $11.99
Kahil El'Zabar's working here with the Infinity Orchestra – a very large ensemble of musicians from the south of France – pulled together by Kahil for this special performance! A core trio of Americans is at the lead – El'Zabar on percussion, Ernest Dawkins on alto, and Joseph Bowie on trombone – but the larger group supports their work wonderfully with a full complement of saxes, trumpets, and trombones – and a huge amount of African percussion that creates a very earthy feel. There's a few vocal moments on the set too, as well as a slightly unfortunate use of turntable work too – and titles include "Soul To Groove", "Nu Art Claiming Earth", "Return Of The Lost Tribe", and "Speaking In Tongues". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleContinuum ... CD
Delmark, 1997. Used ... $14.99
With Kahil El'Zabar on drums and African thumb piano, Joseph Bowie on trombone, Ernest Dawkins on tenor and alto sax, and Harold Murray on percusssion. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Ethnic Heritage EnsembleFreedom Jazz Dance ... CD
Delmark, 1999. Used ... $6.99
Features Kahil El'Zabar on drums and African thumb piano, Joseph Bowie on trombone, Ernest Dawkins on alto and tenor, Fareed Haque on guitars, and everyone on percussion. CD
(Please note: disc has a few marks but plays fine. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Coleman HawkinsRainbow Mist ... CD
Delmark, 1944. Used ... $7.99
Coleman Hawkins with Dizzy Gillespie, Leo Parker, Don Byas, Budd Johnson, Oscar Pettiford, Max Roach, Charlie Shavers, Bill Rowland, Hy White, Bobby Lord, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Magic SamMagic Sam Live – At The Alex Club & The Ann Arbor Blues Festival ... CD
Delmark, 1963/1964/1969. Used ... $11.99
... CD

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✨✧ Bud PowellBouncing With Bud ... CD
Delmark, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bud plays in trio format in Copenhagen in 1962, working with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and William Schiopffe on drums. Titles include "Move", "Rifftide", "Bouncing With Bud", "Straight No Chaser", and "Hot House". CD

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✨✧ Rockin' Johnny BandStraight Out Of Chicago ... CD
Delmark, 1998. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tab SmithAce High ... CD
Delmark, 1952/1953. Used ... $5.99
Killer tenor tracks from this Chicago legend – a host of singles that were originally issued by the United Records label in the 50s! CD

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Junior Wells with Buddy GuyHoodoo Man Blues ... CD
Delmark, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The incredible mid 60s album from blues singer and harp blower Junior Wells and his Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy! This is a most pivotal set in which Junior & his players don't sound as if they're trying to imbue blues tradition with urban grit and electricity – it simply seems to happen naturally, and you can really imagine when you hear this how it blue the minds of so many Brit and American rock & blues fellows who would come the recast the style with their own life and experiences, and pretty much take over popular music with it. Titles include "Snatch It Back & Hold It", "In The Wee Wee Hours", "Hey Lawdy Mama", "Hoodoo Man Blues", "Yonder Wall", and "Chitlin Con Carne". CD

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Edith Wilson with Little Brother MontgomeryHe May Be Your Man But He Comes To See Me Sometime! ... LP
Delmark, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and some stains along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Muhal Richard AbramsYoung At Heart/Wise In Time ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic early stuff from Muhal – and one of his most beautiful albums! Side one features an extended performance of Sinatra's big hit "Young At Heart" – but the track's played solo by Abrams, and it's completely transformed into a long contemplative work of beauty. "Wise In Time" is a heavier work by a quintet with Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, Lester Lashley, and Thurman Barker. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s white label Lincoln Ave pressing with blue text. Labels were applied on opposite sides, with corrections written in pen.)

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✨✧ Lurrie BellWhat My Daddy Told Me – A Tribute To Carey Bell ... CD
Delmark, 2018. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ethnic Heritage EnsembleHot N Heavy – Live At Ascension Loft ... CD
Delmark, 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful live work from the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble – just the kind of set needed to remind us that the group is still very much on track after all these years! The quartet makes some wonderful sounds under the leadership of percussionist Kahil El'Zabar – stretching out on long tracks that build with a strong sense of pulse and purpose, and which often avoid some of the overindulgent moments that could sometimes hurt the Ensemble's sound in years past. There's a really unified vibe going on here – possibly because the performance was being filmed for a DVD co-release – and alongside Kahil's earth drums, percussion, and kalimba, other instrumentation includes trumpet and flugelhorn from Corey Wilkes, alto and tenor from Ernest Dawkins, and guitar from Fareed Haque. Titles include "Major To Minor", "MT", "Hot N Heavy", "There Is A Place", and "Black As Vera Cruz". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jason RoebkeHigh Red Center ... CD
Delmark, 2014. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the greatest work we've heard so far from Chicago bassist Jason Roebke – a key player on so many sessions for other jazzmen in recent years, but a hell of a visionary leader on his own! Roebke composed all new material for the record – and the set's performed by an octet that's overloaded with heavyweights – including Josh Berman on cornet, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Keefe Jackson on tenor, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, and Mike Reed on drums – all players very familiar with Roebke's sound and style, and a great choice to carry out his mission in the music. There's definitely a compositional structure to the record, but many sounds are quite free, too – individual voices soaring out strongly in this flurry of notes and tones. Titles include "High Red Center", "Slow", "Dirt Cheap", "No Passengers", "Ten Nights", "Shadow", and "Ballin". CD

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✨✧ Sir Charles ThompsonRobbin's Nest – Live At The Jazz Showcase ... CD
Delmark, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work from Eric Schneider on tenor and alto on a few tracks – and trumpet from Art Hoyle on another! CD
(Booklet has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Paul BascombBad Bascomb! ... CD
Delmark, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous tribute to the tenor talents of Paul Bascomb – pulled together here from rare 78rpm sides for United Records – including more than a few that were never issued at the time! Bascomb's got a rich and soulful tone – easily one of the best of the postwar generation, even though Paul never got the same sort of due as tenorists on big labels like King, Chess, or Savoy! The set features most of the same players on all tracks – Bascomb on tenor, Eddie Lewis on trumpet, Frank Porter and Tommy Waters on alto, and Duke Jordan on piano – and Porter sings on a few tracks too. Titles include "Mumbles Blues", "Blues & The Beat", "Black Out", "Nona", "Love's An Old Story", "Liza's Blues", and "Soul & Body". CD

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✨✧ Barrett Deems Big BandHow D'You Like It So Far ... CD
Delmark, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
Barrett Deems on drums, Charles Parrish on lead trumpet, Michael McLaughlin, Brad Goode, Peter Ellman and John Bailey on trumpet, Audrey Morrison, Loren Binford, Craig Kaucher, and Scott Roberts on trombones, Rich Corpolongo, Jane Johnson, Mike Levin and Tim McNamara on saxophone and flute, Barry Winograd on baritone saxophone, Duane Thamm on vibes, Rob Curtis on guitar, and Pee Wee McKindra on bass. CD

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✨✧ Tab SmithJump Time ... CD
Delmark, 1951/1952. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tab Smith on alto and tenor saxophone, Sonny Cohn on trumpet, Leon Washington on tenor saxophone, Lavern Dilon and Teddy Brannon on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Walter Johnson on drums, with Louis Blackwell on vocals. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy CampbellNew Kingdom ... CD
Delmark, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
Players include William Parker on bass, Zane Massey on tenor, and Zen Matsuura on drums. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Leon SashI Remember Newport ... LP
Delmark, 1967. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
With Lee Morgan on bass and Ed Uhlig on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo West Grand pressing. Cover has a few tiny stained spots on front.)
 
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Lester BowieAll The Numbers (Numbers 1 & 2 – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Nessa, 1967. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 25.98
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Lester Bowie as a leader – and a set that stands in importance right next to the early Delmark AACM sides by Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell! Plus, the album's almost an early Art Ensemble of Chicago effort, given the lineup – which features Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn; Roscoe Mitchell on alto, soprano, clarinet, and flute; Malachi Favors on bass; and Joseph Jarman on alto, sopranino, and clarinet!. This fantastic CD features all the material recorded at the initial sessions in 1967 – both trio and quartet material, with titles that include trio numbers "Warm Up", "Number 2", "Number 1", and quartet takes on "Number 2". CD

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Lester BowieNumbers 1 & 2 (50th anniversary edition) ... CD
Nessa, 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Lester Bowie as a leader – and a set that stands in importance right next to the early Delmark AACM sides by Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell! Plus, the album's almost an early Art Ensemble of Chicago effort, given the lineup – which features Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn; Roscoe Mitchell on alto, soprano, clarinet, and flute; Malachi Favors on bass; and Joseph Jarman on alto, sopranino, and clarinet!. The session was cut in 1967 by Chuck Nessa, and it features performances of the tracks "Number 1" and "Number 2" – very much in the Art Ensemble mode, with alternating instrumentation, sharp attacks and spare moments, plus a good dash of humor! CD

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✨✧ Joe McPheeCosmic Love/Cosmic Love (number 2) ... 7-inch
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
Two versions of a great track by Joe McPhee – both of which have the saxophonist laying out some surprisingly soulful sounds! If you only know Joe from his later avant years, you'll be stunned to hear McPhee here – as "Cosmic Love" has Joe spinning out this soulful saxophone lead over organ, which burns very slowly in the background – as McPhee starts out first straight, then surprisingly outside once things get going – but with a vibe that's somewhere between Kalaparusha on Delmark, and Arthur Doyle a few years later. The second version of the tune really turns up the echo on the organ, which makes things even more cosmic – as McPhee's solo follows a similar way-out path! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roscoe Mitchell & Mike ReedRitual & The Dance ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic pairing of players – two Chicago legends, both in the sort of setting that really suits them best! Roscoe Mitchell works here on two long improvisations with drummer Mike Reed – blowing a variety of reed instruments, and really taking us back to the groundbreaking work he did in such formats in the late 60s and 70s – very much in the spirit of his work for both Delmark and Sackville. Reed's a drummer who can present himself in larger arrangements and some very important groups – but a date like this reminds us how great he can be on the kit when improvising freely, with a very sympathetic ear to the still-amazing constant creations of Mitchell on reeds. Mike also brings in a bit of electronics – and titles include "The Ritual" and "The Dance". CD
Also available Ritual & The Dance ... LP 15.99

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Roscoe Mitchell & Mike ReedRitual & The Dance ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99 20.99
A fantastic pairing of players – two Chicago legends, both in the sort of setting that really suits them best! Roscoe Mitchell works here on two long improvisations with drummer Mike Reed – blowing a variety of reed instruments, and really taking us back to the groundbreaking work he did in such formats in the late 60s and 70s – very much in the spirit of his work for both Delmark and Sackville. Reed's a drummer who can present himself in larger arrangements and some very important groups – but a date like this reminds us how great he can be on the kit when improvising freely, with a very sympathetic ear to the still-amazing constant creations of Mitchell on reeds. Mike also brings in a bit of electronics – and titles include "The Ritual" and "The Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ritual & The Dance ... CD 8.99

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Roscoe Mitchell Art EnsembleCongliptious (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Nessa, 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
We're not sure what "congliptious" means – but to us, it's always been the title of this excellent early session from reedman Roscoe Mitchell! The sessions here were recorded in 1968, at the Ter-Mar (Chess) Studios in Chicago – and they document a key coming-together of Chicago avant jazz talents – one that captures Mitchell with Lester Bowie and Malachi Favors in the years before better-known dates by the Art Ensemble of Chicago! The style here is somewhat similar to some of the best Delmark AACM sessions of the time – in that there's a hell of a lot of room for each player to open up individually – almost a recording style that takes off even more strongly from the individualist mode of the New York "new thing" generation – showing that Chicago could go one better by allowing each player completely unbridled space to express themselves. Malachi Favors solos on "Tutankhamen", Mitchell does an alto solo on "Thke", and Bowie plays alone on "Jazz Death" – while the trio of players comes together with percussionist Robert Crowder on the long number "Congliptious/Old" – a cool cut that almost links a Sun Ra aesthetic to the AACM. CD also features 4 bonus tracks – 3 takes of "Carefree", plus "Tatas-Matoes" – all cuts that originally appeared on the Art Ensemble 1967/1968 box set. CD

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Wadada Leo Smith/Douglas Ewart/Mike ReedSun Beans Of Shimmering Light ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Three giants of the Chicago improvised scene, coming together here in an album that recalls the best early recordings from the AACM! There's this open, collaborative spirit going on here – music that moves between structure and freedom, and which stands as a testament to the instant rapport between all three players – trumpet from Wadada Leo Smith, reeds from Douglas Ewart, and drums and percussion from Mike Reed – the last of whom often seems to let his elders set the tone, then find a way to make his own special contributions – at that level that continues to make Reed such a vital part of any group he engages with. Had Delmark issued this album in 1971, it would have gone on to become a classic – but it's an even greater feather in the cap of Astral Spirits – who do a great job here with presentation. Titles include "Super Moon Rising", "Unknown Forces", "Dark Tango", "Constellations & Conjunctional Spaces", and "Sun Beans Of Shimmering Light" CD

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Henry ThreadgillJust The Facts & Pass The Bucket ... CD
About Time, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Overlooked genius from Henry Threadgill – one of his under-exposed 80s sessions for the About Time label, and work that's every bit as great as his better-known sides for Delmark or Black Saint! The group here has a nice sense of freedom and interplay – almost a quality that hearkens back to Threadgill's roots in the AACM, thanks to strong contributions from Craig Harris on trombone, Olu Dara on trumpet, Fred Hopkins on bass, Deidre Murray on cello, and both Pheeroan Aklaff and John Betsch on percussion. The tracks are nicely arranged, but never too stiffly – and titles include "Cremation", "Black Blues", "Gateway", and "Just The Facts And Pass The Bucket". CD

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 ... CD
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles include "Dirty Mother For You" by Roosevelt Sykes, "So Glad You're Mine" by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, "Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy" by Luther Allison & The Blue Nebulae, "Help Me" by Junior Wells, "I Wonder Why" by Jimmy Dawkins, "Too Much Alcohol" by JB Hutto & His Hawks, "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Rush, "Long Distance Call" by Muddy Waters, "Off The Wall" by James Cotton Band, "Juanita" by Big Joe Williams, "Jelly Jelly Blues" by Shirley Griffin, "I Feel So Good" by Magic Sam, "Call It Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, "Death Letter Blues" by Son House, "Key To The Highway" by Sam Lay, and "Mojo Hand" by Lightnin Hopkins. CD

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✨✧ VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol 1 ... LP
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles on this first volume include "Dirty Mother For You" by Roosevelt Sykes, "So Glad You're Mine" by Arthur Big Boy Crudup, "Everybody Must Suffer/Stone Crazy" by Luther Allison & The Blue Nebulae, "Help Me" by Junior Wells, "I Wonder Why" by Jimmy Dawkins, "Too Much Alcohol" by JB Hutto & His Hawks, and "So Many Roads So Many Trains" by Otis Rush. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol 2 ... LP
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer to Woodstock – which took place just a few weeks before – as the festival featured a great scope of blues talents, from the rootsier sort of artists who were recording for labels like Folkways or Arhoolie, to some of the sharper modern talents rising to the top on Chess or Delmark! The package alone is almost worth the price of admission – beautiful photographs of the event, detailed notes, and the first-ever release of this music – which has sat in the vaults for decades, finally to see the light of day. Titles on this second volume include "Long Distance Call" by Muddy Waters, "Off The Wall" by James Cotton Band, "Juanita" by Big Joe Williams, "Jelly Jelly Blues" by Shirley Griffin, "I Feel So Good" by Magic Sam, "Call It Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, "Death Letter Blues" by Son House, "Key To The Highway" by Sam Lay, and "Mojo Hand" by Lightnin Hopkins. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AcesChicago Beat (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black & Blue/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great work from this Chicago group – material recorded in France, but which wails with the best sound of the small blues clubs on the south side at the time! The core group features Louis Myers on guitar and harmonica, Dave Myers on bass, and Fred Below on drums – joined by Eddie Taylor, Mickey Baker, and Jimmy Rogers on guitar at points – plus a bit of piano from the great Willie Mabon! The whole thing's excellent – very true to form, and more Delmark than some of the slicker blues recordings that were starting to show up at the time – on titles that include "Ace's Shuffle", "Tell Me Mama", "Take A Little Walk With Me", "Whole Lot Of Lovin", "Blues For Marcelle", and "Money Marbles & Chalk". CD features lots of bonus tracks – 6 more tracks added to the original album! CD
(Part of the "True Blue Masters – Black & Blue" series!)

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✨✧ Wadada Leo Smith/Douglas Ewart/ Mike ReedSun Beans of Shimmering Light ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Three giants of the Chicago improvised scene, coming together here in an album that recalls the best early recordings from the AACM! There's this open, collaborative spirit going on here – music that moves between structure and freedom, and which stands as a testament to the instant rapport between all three players – trumpet from Wadada Leo Smith, reeds from Douglas Ewart, and drums and percussion from Mike Reed – the last of whom often seems to let his elders set the tone, then find a way to make his own special contributions – at that level that continues to make Reed such a vital part of any group he engages with. Had Delmark issued this album in 1971, it would have gone on to become a classic – but it's an even greater feather in the cap of Astral Spirits – who do a great job here with presentation. Titles include "Super Moon Rising", "Unknown Forces", "Dark Tango", "Constellations & Conjunctional Spaces", and "Sun Beans Of Shimmering Light" LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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