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Blind Boys Of MississippiTide Of Life ... LP
Jewel, 1979. Sealed ... $13.99
Later work from this legendary group, but still pretty darn fantastic – with righteous cuts that include "Tide Of Life", "Steal Away", "Worker For The Lord", "Peace Among Nations", "All You Got To Do", "Do It Right Now", and "I Never Heard A Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing!)

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Mississippi John HurtWorried Blues (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Rare recordings of delta blues legend Mississippi John Hurt – captured solo and beautifully well on 3 dates in late 1964, recorded by Gene Rosenthal – with Hurt's distinctive way of a somehow gentle melodic acoustic blues guitar sound, coming from hard-strummed and plucked strings as unvarnished and amazing as can be – and a way with vocals that's just as unique and wonderful! It's got the intimacy of the best field recordings, but the sound quality and John's voice and guitar are in such fine form here, it feels "big" despite being as raw and real as can be. Includes "Slidin' Delta", "Louis Collins", "Staggerlee", "Monday Mornin' Blues", "Comin' Home", "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor", "You Can't Come In", "Joe Turner", "Lonesome Am I", "Trouble Blues", "Nobody's Dirty Business", "Lovin' Spoonful", "Worried Blues" and "Avalon Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Mississippi HeatFootprints On The Ceiling ... CD
Crosscut (Germany), 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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✨✧ John Medeski, Robert Randolph, North Mississippi AWord ... CD
Ropeadope, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mississippi John Hurt1928 Sessions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, 1928. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Vintage work from Mississippi John Hurt, but somehow amazingly clear and crisp in this classic LP presentation! The tunes are wonderfully earthy – just vocals and guitar from Hurt, in a style that's definitely blues, but which has some surprisingly jazzy inflections at times – at least from the perspective of older-style jazz. Titles include "Candy Man Blues", "Spike Driver Blues", "Big Leg Blues", "Ain't No Tellin", "Frankie", "Nobody's Dirty Business", and "Louis Collins". LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Bill Broonzy/Memphis Slim/Sonny Boy WilliamsBlues In The Mississippi Night ... CD
Ryko, 1947. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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RL BurnsideMississippi Hill Country Blues (with bonus download) ... LP
Fat Possum, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 17.98
An album recorded in the Netherlands, but a set that hits right to the heart of RL Burnside's Mississippi roots – thanks to a beautifully spare, careful presentation of the music! Most numbers feature just Burnside on vocals and guitar – with a vibe that's similar to the field recordings that first introduced the world to his talents – those delta-raised styles that have an immediate tie back to the early years of blues on 78rpm discs, especially in this session – where RL seems to almost be reaching back further than the style of some of his other recordings of the same period. Titles include "Skinny Woman", "See What My Buddy Done", "Shake Em On Down", "Don't Care How Long You're Gone", "Jumper On The Line", "Long Haired Doney", and "Greyhound Bus Station". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – includes download! Limited edition Fat Possum Records 25th Anniversary pressing!)

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GrofeGrand Canyon Suite/Mississippi Suite/Niagara Falls Suite – Stromberg/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (SACD pressing) ... CD
Naxos, 2001. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, hybrid SACD pressing with stereo and 5.1 multichannel mixes.)

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✨✧ Buck DD BlackMississippi Bluze Mass ... LP
Greene Bottle, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of funky blues – put together by the enigmatic Buck DD Black, an artist who we kind of have a feeling is someone else more famous – given the way that the cover and notes seem to set him up! The set's got a nice funky soul feel – lots of earthy arrangements that kind of spin off from the west coast funky bluesy soul feel of the early 70s – a bit Mel Brown, a bit Johnny Otis – with lots of bass at the bottom, nice guitar licks, a bit of horns, and take on a more righteous style that's a bit too well-done and tight to really be down home. Titles include "Stuff I Uze", "Back Home To You", "That's Why I Love You", "Only A Fool", "Miss Veegalopps", and "Love Is All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click in one spot, and corner has one slightly bumped corner – but this is a nice copy overall!)

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✨✧ BB KingIndianola Mississippi Seeds ... LP
ABC, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King hips up his groove a bit here – picking up some of the crossover soul and rock touches used by contemporaries over at Chess/Cadet, and expanding his sound with a range of guests that include Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, and Carole King! Despite the presence of these bigger names, the set's very much in BB's own spirit – mostly focused on his vocals and guitar work, and still mostly including original compositions. A few tunes get nice and funky on the rhythms, although still very much in a blues-based way – and Jimmie Haskell contributes a few larger arrangements from time to time. Titles include "King's Special", "Until I'm Dead & Cold", "You're Still My Woman", "Hummingbird", "Go Underground", and "Chains & Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has yellowing from age, with some staining.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersMuddy "Mississippi" Waters Live ... CD
Blue Sky, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
With James Cotton, Bob Margolin, Calvin Jones, and Pine Top Perkins – plus three tracks with Johnny Winter, who also produced the album. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ RL BurnsideMississippi Blues ... CD
Arion, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie HintonLetters From Mississippi (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Mighty Field Of Vision/Mobile Fidelity, 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
 
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Frank & His SistersFrank & His Sisters ... LP
Mississippi, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99
Beautiful sounds from Tanzanian guitarist Frank Humplick – who plays here alongside vocal harmonies from his two sisters – in a mode that's almost like a East African cross between The Carter Family and Andy & The Bey Sisters! The vibe is different, of course – as the raw guitar lines dominate the sound more strongly, and are offset by the warmer harmonies of the sisters – while Frank sometimes delivers a lead vocal with a style that's a bit more rough around the edges, but no less charming! The package is a great overview of these vintage sounds, in the best Mississippi style – and titles include "Shida", "Tuwe Sawa", "Beba Jive", "Nakusalimu", "Kafo Mshiki", "Mwanangu Lala", and "Sharu Shechisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies. Comes with a great booklet of notes!)

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Abner JayMan Walked On The Moon ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great mix of vintage and later work from Abner Jay – a unique one man band in the best rural blues tradition of the south – and who, like some of the best, doesn't ever use his multi-instrument talent as a gimmick! Instead, Jay works here in a mode that's like a stripped-down combo, providing vocals with his own guitar, harmonica, and rudimentary percussive elements – used to emphasize the already-rhythmic modes of his performance, in ways that also give a nice punch to his vocals! The package brings together material recorded by Jay in his home in the 60s and 70s, plus other tracks recorded in the early 90s – all with a very unified vibe – and titles include "Love Wheel", "I Cried", "Cocaine Blues", "Too Poor To Live Too Poor To Die", "Ole Black Joe", "I'm So Depressed", and "The Royal Path". LP, Vinyl record album
(Also includes a great booklet of notes!)

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Abner JayTrue Story of Abner Jay ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Folk soul guitar player, singer, songwriter, storyteller and genuine character Abner Jay's brilliant home recordings – the first release of his "terrible comedy blues" in far too long – courtesy of the always deep digging Mississippi label! Abner takes on the topical issues of the days with a skewed sensibility that's brilliant, and his singing, the performances and the recording quality aren't really as rough and raw as you might expect, though nowhere even close to manicured and clean sound – it's just right really for the material. Great stuff! Titles include "I'm So Depressed", "Cocaine", "Vietnam", "St James Infirmary Blues", "Cleo", "Woke Up This Morning", "Don't Mess With My Baby", "I'm Georgia Bound" and "The Reason Young People Use Drugs". LP, Vinyl record album

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A Kostis (Constantinos Kostas Bezos)Jail's A Fine School ... LP
Mississippi, 1930/1931. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautifully folksy work from pre-war Greece – a series of 78s from Constantinos Bezos, not only a musician, but also a journalist and actor too – and reportedly one with a very political wit! That wit comes through in the title of the collection – but might not in the lyrics to all the tunes, unless you understand Greek – but that's more than OK, because the guitar work is equally wonderful – often on this steel-stringed version that has a very resonant quality, and which rings out in these cyclical ways that are really beautiful – almost prefacing a Robbie Basho sort of style, and played in ways that perhaps are linked to other Greek stringed instruments. The package features a very hefty booklet of notes – and the translations of the song titles get at the spirit of the record – and include "A School Was Burned", "Yannis The Hash Smoker", "I Became Thin", "You Were Barefoot", and "The Jail's A Fine School". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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Little Bob (Lil Bob) & The LollipopsNobody But You ... LP
Jin/Mississippi, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Great work from Little Bob – aka Lil Bob, aka Camille Bob – a New Orleans soul singer with a nicely funky edge! The album's almost got more of a mid 60s James Brown inspiration than some of Bob's southern contemporaries – with backing from the super-tight Lollipops, who really know how to make all the instruments come down on the groove – but also still leave room for one of the horn players to step out with a smoking solo from time to time! Bob's got a mellow, heartbreaking vibe on some of the more laidback tracks – but then can really soar on the more upbeat numbers – showing an emotional range that's really wonderful, and which makes the album as much a deep soul treasure as it is incredibly rare. Titles include "I Got Loaded", "The Way It's Got To Be", "Nobody But You", "My Heart's On Fire", "Are You Ever Coming Home", "So In Need", "With These Hands", and "Look Out Mr Heartache". LP, Vinyl record album

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Space LadySpace Lady's Greatest Hits ... LP
Mississippi, Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Really wonderful sounds from the enigmatic Space Lady – an artist who mostly performed on the streets of Boston and San Francisco in the 70s, but who also managed to make the handful of recordings featured in this set! The tunes are wonderfully spare, and surprisingly beautiful – often just Casio keyboards with bits of electronic processing, which is also extended to the vocals as well – which links the keys and lyrics in this spacey style that's completely sublime! At some level, Space Lady feels a bit like a street corner version of Laurie Anderson (who herself played many corners in the early years) – but there's also a more tuneful and naive approach to the music as well, which gives the whole thing a really unique approach. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Theotis TaylorBrother Theotis Taylor ... LP
Mississippi, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Rare material from Georgia singer Brother Theotis Taylor – one of those unique southern talents who work in a stripped-down mode that's equal parts gospel and blues – maybe more blues in structure, but definitely with a deeper spirit in the message! Taylor only issued a handful of singles on the Pitch label in the 70s, and this set mixes two of those rare tracks with home recordings from around the same time – making for a nice peek into the most intimate corners of his music, as Theotis sings with a fantastic voice, and also accompanies himself on the piano. Titles include "I Have A Friend", "Stand By Me", "Thank You For The Sunshine", "Burden Away", "If I Could Just Hold Out Til Tomorrow", "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", and "Somebody's Gone". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alexis ZoumbasAlexis Zoumbas ... LP
Orpheum/Mississippi, Late 20s. New Copy ... $13.99
Astonishing work from Alexis Zoumbas – a Greek musician from the early days of the 78rpm recording, and one who plays violin with the dexterity of Paganini, but in ways that are much more rootsy and fokloric overall! Zoumbas' classic 78s have recently gotten new attention on an excellent compilation – but this set brings together unissued material from the same time – a huge undertaking, given that the recordings are almost 100 years old, but come through with a surprising amount of life here – as Alexis' deft solos on his instrument blend with a bit of percussion, piano, or other instrumentation – depending on the track – all with a timeless vibe that's expanded on nicely in the detailed booklet of notes and photos. Titles include "Selfo", "Arvanitikos", "Skizo Rizo Mor Panaghio", "Epirotiko Moiroloi", "Tsamiko Makedonias", and "Rast Taxim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 8 page booklet!)

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✨✧ VariousBrass Pins & Match Heads – Compilation Of Deep 78s From All Over The World ... LP
Mississippi, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A second volume of deep dark and beautiful recordings from rare 78s from Mississippi & Canary Records – international music mostly from the 30 to the 50s – compiled by Ian Nagoski! It features recordings from different global regions – voice and fiddle from Iran in the 30s, Spanish guitar from the late 20s, early 50s flute from Omaha, late 30s New Orleans blues and hot jazz from France and more! Includes material by a couple a couple names everyone should know (Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt) and others we're glad to be introduced to! Includes "Omaha Flute Music: Three Selections" by George Stabler, "Air Da Ne Storish Majko" by Vaska Ilieva, "Appel Direct" by Django Reinhardt & The Hot Club Of France, "The Crave" by Jelly Roll Morton, "Nao E Desgraca Ser Pobre" by Amelia Rodrigues and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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VariousSix Feet Under Vol 1 – Rockabilly, Country, & Early Rock Instrumentals ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Raw sounds from the American underground – a great set of twang-heavy tracks from obscure 45s – most of them with a unique blend of rock and country styles! There's lots of the spirit here of Johnny Burnette – and a few artists actually seem to pay him tribute with their work – but most of the recordings have a rougher style too, with some especially great echoey production on the guitars! Titles include "Willie Joe" by Mystery Trio, "Dark Mood" by Bartlett Brothers & The Country Paupers, "Still As The Night" by Clint Blacklaw, "Kentucky Fandango" by JP Dunn, "Misery" by Jacky Lee, "A Woman's Mind" by Jimmy Merrill, "Ghost Train" by Electro Tones, and "If You Love Me" by Johnny Fortune. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWritten On The Wall (3LP set) ... LP
Cairo/Mississippi, New Copy 3LP ... About May 5, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie & ErnieTime Waits For No One ... LP
Cairo/Mississippi, Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A deep soul treasure! You've probably never heard of the team of Eddie & Ernie, but they've risen to fame over the years with collectors of rare 60s soul – and have recently been immortalized on volumes of Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures, one of the most important soul compilation series to come out in the past few decades! In fact, Eddie & Ernie were so "lost" for years, this album marks their first-ever full length set on vinyl – long overdue, given that they were recording in the 60s and early 70s – both as Eddie and Ernie, and under the names Phoenix Express, The New Bloods, and Little Worley & The Drops. The duo have a brilliant blend of deep and sweet soul that makes us wonder why these guys were never bigger than they were – and think of the set as the same as finding a stash of some of the best 60s soul singles you could hope to hear. Titles include "Bullets Don't Have Eyes", "Lost Friends", "I'm A Young Man", "I'm Going For Myself", "Watch Your Step", "Self Service", "Falling Tears", "That's The Way It Is", "Time Waits For No One", and "Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Arvo PartFur Alina ... LP
Mississippi, 2005. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of work that shows the more intimate side of composer Arvo Part – not his larger projects or vocal material – but instead a series of contemplative sonatas that feature piano, violin, or cello – or some combination of both! The performances here are handled by Alexi Lubimov, Vadim Gluzman, Jurgen Krus, Angela Yoffe, and Sebastian Klinger – and the recording quality is great – with a nice sense of room that makes some of the notes echo out in space and really increase the melancholy element in the music, especially on some of the piano passages. Titles include "Speigel Im Spiegel", "Fur Alina", "Fratres", and "Variationen Zur Gesundung Von Arinushka". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBulawayo Blue Yodel – Omasiganda, Troubadours & High Lonesome Sounds Of Zimbabwe, Kenya & South Africa 1948 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unusual slice of music from the southern African scene of the postwar years – sounds from a strange wave of cowboy-inspired music in Zimbabwe and South Africa – but with results that are completely unique! Many of these guys actually wore cowboy hats and played acoustic guitar – but the sounds are very different than American hillbilly records from the period – in part because the presentation and production are different, as is the language – but also because the guitar is used in ways that would evolve into more familiar African styles in later decades – echoes of Malian blues, highlife rhythms, and other modes. But at the same time, there actually is a bit of yodel on some of the songs, as indicated by the title – an undeniable Jimmie Rogers influence – in a set of tracks that includes work by Sammy Nagaku, Clarkson Sithole, Josaya Hadebe, Petrus Mntambo, Mathew Jeffries, George Sibanda, Sabelo Mathe, and Michael Majozi. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes on the music, too!)

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✨✧ VariousDo You Believe It – American Soul Music 1960 to 1972 (3LP set) ... LP
Cairo/Mississippi, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really hefty overview of vintage soul music – maybe the heftiest so far in this amazing series from Mississippi Records! Like the others, the package is beautiful – a huge booklet of notes and photos, in support of a great array of music that includes both classic and more obscure tracks – in modes that run from deep soul to smooth soul, with some nice funky moments in between! Titles include "No One Else Will Do" by Clay Hammond, "I Shed A Tear" by Mary Holmes, "Forgotten Lover" by Virgil Griffin, "Wake Me When It's Over" by The Experts, "A Strong Man's Ters" by Rudy Stewart, "In Memory Of Martin Luther King" by James Chapman, "Blues Tears & Sorrow" by John Williams & The Tick Tocks, "No Used Crying" by Johnny Noble, "I Don't Want To Beg" by Shirley Butler, "Say You Will" by Joe Haywood, "No Place Like Home" by Jack Moss & The Soul Injections, "I Love You Still" by Zilla Mayes, and "Your Love Is A Chain" by Carolyn Veal. 35 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mike HanapiMike Hanapi With Kalama's Quartet ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking guitar work from Mike Hanapi – one of the important early guitarists in the Hawaiian slide mode – from a generation that had a huge impact on blues and country music to come! Mike's style here isn't the cheesy 60s Hawaiian modes of the Don Ho generation – and instead the sound is very spare and stripped-down, similar to early string band or blues 78s – all acoustic, and with just guitar and vocals handling most of the sound on the tunes. A number of tracks feature harmony vocals, and all feature laptop slide guitar from Hanapi – on tunes that include "Lei Ohu", "He Manao Healoha", "Hilo Hula", "Song Of Hawaii", "Ua Like No A Like", and "Kalamaula". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great booklet of notes, too!)

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✨✧ Dead MoonIn The Graveyard ... LP
Mississippi, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Late 80s garage-psych-punk from Dead Moon – their first album ever and a record that fuses decades of trashy rock into a unique frenzy that's beloved to the privileged and relative few who know it and love it! It's important to consider what underground music sounded like in the late 80s in general to fully appreciate the prescience of Dead Moon and the past history of the players – who are more akin the late 60s TX psych than most things bubbling under the surface in the 80s. Includes "Graveyard", "Out On A Wire", "Where Did I Go Wrong", "I Hate The Blues", "Don't Burn The Fires" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFreedom For The Stallion – American Soul Music 1952 to 1976 (3LP set) ... LP
Cairo/Mississippi, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
The largest set so far in this excellent series of American soul releases from Mississippi Records – and like the previous volumes, an expansive set that really digs deep into the most soulful corners of the 60s and 70s! The work here is a mix of obscure tracks and overlooked gems from bigger names in soul – heavy on the kinds of vocals we love from the deep soul generation, but with maybe a few funky touches along the way! As with other volumes, there's a great booklet that's a huge addition to the package – filled with detailed notes – and the 3LP set features 30 tracks that include "Don't Be Surprised" by The Diamonettes, "I'm Lonely For You" by Bettye Swann, "Somewhere Crying" by Irma Thomas, "My Heart Cries For You" by The Invincibles, "Send Her Home To Me" by Johnny Moffett, "Tell Her" by Fred Williams & The Jewel Band, "Get In A Hurry" by Ben E King, "Like A Fish" by George Freeman, "A Woman Will Do Wrong" by Helene Smith, "22nd Century" by Nina Simone, "I'm Hurted" by Mamie Perry, "Can't Go On" by Johnny Steele, "Darling Don't Come Back" by Bobby Thomas & The Afros, "White On Rice" by Clarence Reid, "Louisiana" by Percy Mayfield, "I Submit To You" by Slim & Ann, and "Baby Please Don't Go" by Rose Mitchell. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Amboy DukesJourney To The Center Of The Mind ... LP
Mainstream, 1968. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Early work from Ted Nugent – working here as the searing lead guitarist of the mighty Amboy Dukes! The Nuge doesn't sing on the set, but his guitar is definitely in the spotlight on most numbers – ripping out with a rawness that beats his later superstar work, and which is free to freak out nicely in this set of psyche-heavy sounds from the Mainstream label at the height of their late 60s greatness. Side one features a number of shorter Nugent-penned tunes, and side two is a slightly more complicated offering – a bit of a concept piece, with tracks that form a story over the side of the record. Titles include "Flight Of The Byrd", "Mississippi Murderer", "Dr Slingshot", "Scottish Tea", "I'll Prove I'm Right", "Conclusion", "Why Is A Carrot More Orange Than An Orange", and "Ivory Castles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing.)

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William BellThis Is Where I Live ... CD
Stax, 2016. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
A great return to form for the legendary William Bell – one of the first singers to make the Stax Records label so great back in the 60s – finally back on the imprint, working here in one of the best settings he's had in decades! The album was recorded in New York, not Memphis – but there's definitely a deep soul flag flying throughout – as Bell sings wonderfully in the company of a small group of sympathetic musicians who flavor the lyrics with just the right currents, while nicely avoiding some of the overdone cliches that can sometimes mar a "return" album by a legendary soul singer like William! Best of all, there's no guests at all – just the man himself, sounding wonderful from a vocal perspective – maybe even more compelling, given the passage of years, and what they've brought to his lyrical presentation. Titles include "The Three Of Me", "The House Always Wins", "More Rooms", "Walking On A Tightrope", "Poison In The Well", "People Want To Go Home", "Mississippi Arkansas Bridge", and "All Your Stories". CD
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Jaimeo BrownTranscendence – Work Songs ... CD
Motema, 2016. Used ... $2.99
Drummer Jaimeo Brown returns to the territory of his previous well-received Transcendence album – but shifts the sound slightly here – by mixing in inspiration from older work songs, instead of the gospel elements of the previous set – while creating music that's equally powerful overall! The album features older snippets of sound from Parchman Farm, mixed with some other recordings from Folkways – augmented by contemporary jazz performances by the group – in a way that fits with the mix of eras presented with the image on the cover. Some times are very strongly structured around the older work songs, others bring in new vocal performances, and electrify things a bit more – as Brown plays a bit of electronics, and the group also features Big Yuki and James Francies on keyboards, and Chris Sholar on guitar and more electronics. There's a few ultra-cool tracks that use older Japanese vocals – kind of a shift stylistically, but very compelling – and the rest of the group features JD Allen on tenor, Marcia Miget on flute, and Jaleel Shaw on alto. Titles include "Lazarus", "Mississippi", "Hidden Angel", "Safflower", "For Mama Lucy", "Paterson", "Stonemason", and "The Valley". CD
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Bob DylanLove & Theft ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $1.99
A late triumph for Dylan, and solidly delivering on the promise of his return to excellence on Time Out Of Mind a few years earlier – setting foot into the new millennium by hitting even higher point in a pretty incredible comeback period! Dylan produces himself here, credited as Jack Frost, and he and his road tested band bring the varied rootsy vibe of his latter day sound to the forefront after the moodier, murkier vibe of the previous record. A genuine classic, with songs Dylan kept in his live setlist for many years to come – clearly the man himself is proud of this one, and rightfully so. Titles include "Tweedle Dee & Teedle Dum", "Mississippi", "Summer Days", "High Water (For Charley Patton)", "Honest With Me", "Po'Boy", "Cry A While", "Sugar Baby" and more. CD

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 2 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt Ferguson – recorded mostly at his home, on cassette, over the space of many years in which Ferguson was growing in international fame, even while never leaving the space of his island. Recording quality is nice and raw – of the sort you'd be more likely to hear from rural Mississippi or Georgia bluesmen in some 60s ethnographic project – and the guitar phrasing is as biting as Walter's delivery of the lyrics. Titles on this second volume include "Not A Pugilist", "Roberto Tour", "You Cannot Bathe A Puss", "Hoorah For Paula", "Lock Me Up Neighbour", "One Pants Tearing Off", "Gal Must Be Take Me For A Fool", and "All Going Up To Glory". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobbie GentryDelta Sweete (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1968. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
A sublime album from the great Bobbie Gentry – and maybe her strongest full-length set recorded during the classic Capitol years! The title's "sweete" is a hillbilly play on the word "suite" – and the album definitely works as an extended suite of tracks – almost a concept album, and one that mixes lots of Bobbie's own tunes with a few well-chosen covers – all set to larger arrangements that feature strings from Jimmie Haskell and horns directed by Shorty Rogers – all while Gentry leads the combo at the core! Later Capitol albums had Gentry doing a lot of covers, and maybe losing her identity a bit – but this set is more of an expansion on the mode she brought to the "Billie Joe" single – with tracks that include "Reunion", "Mornin Glory", "Sermon", "Penduli Pendulum", "Jessye Lisabeth", "Courtyard", "Okolona River Bottom Band", and "Refractions". 2CD version features a brand new stereo mix from the original tapes, the original mono mix of the album, and bonus tracks that include demos of "Mornin Glory", "Sermon", "Jessye Lisabeth", "Louisiana Man", "Refractions", "The Way I Do", and "Feelin Good" – plus an instrumental of "Okolona River Bottom Band", and an alternate take of "Mississippi Delta". CD
Also available Delta Sweete (2LP 180 gram deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99

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Bobbie GentryDelta Sweete (2LP 180 gram deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Capitol, 1968. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 34.99
A sublime album from the great Bobbie Gentry – and maybe her strongest full-length set recorded during the classic Capitol years! The title's "sweete" is a hillbilly play on the word "suite" – and the album definitely works as an extended suite of tracks – almost a concept album, and one that mixes lots of Bobbie's own tunes with a few well-chosen covers – all set to larger arrangements that feature strings from Jimmie Haskell and horns directed by Shorty Rogers – all while Gentry leads the combo at the core! Later Capitol albums had Gentry doing a lot of covers, and maybe losing her identity a bit – but this set is more of an expansion on the mode she brought to the "Billie Joe" single – with tracks that include "Reunion", "Mornin Glory", "Sermon", "Penduli Pendulum", "Jessye Lisabeth", "Courtyard", "Okolona River Bottom Band", and "Refractions". 2LP version features a brand new stereo mix from the original tapes – plus bonus tracks that include demos of "Mornin Glory", "Sermon", "Jessye Lisabeth", "Louisiana Man", "Refractions", "The Way I Do", and "Feelin Good" – plus an instrumental of "Okolona River Bottom Band", and an alternate take of "Mississippi Delta". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Delta Sweete (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Elmore JamesElmore James & His Broomdusters – The Classic Early Recordings 1951 to 1956 (3CD Set) ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $14.99 24.99
A massive 3CD look at the key early years of Elmore James – a package that's overflowing with great work by one of the greatest blues guitarists of the 50s! The set starts way back at James' roots in Mississippi, with some sweetly rough-edged recordings that still sparkle with incredible lines on electric guitar – then it moves deeper into Elmore's years in Chicago, recording with slightly greater clarity, and a sound that had an undeniable influence on the scene in that city at the time. The set's completed by recordings from Culver City, New Orleans, and Chicago again – presented in both master takes and alternates that offer up some equally compelling guitar solos. The set features 71 tracks in all, plus 40 full pages of notes – and titles that include "Dust My Broom", "Hand In Hand", "One More Drink", "I Believe", "Make My Dreams Come True", "Dark & Dreary", "Strange Kinda Feeling", "Early In The Morning", "Happy Home", "So Mean To Me", "Long Tall Woman", "Elmo's Shuffle", "Sho Nuff I Do", "Please Come Back To Me", "Wehre Can My Baby Be", "I May Be Wrong", "Kicking The Blues Around", and "Sinful Woman". CD

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Big Jack JohnsonDaddy When Is Mama Comin Home ... LP
Earwig, 1989. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Titles include "I'm A Big Boy Now", "Doodley Squat", "Chinese Blues", "Crawdad Hole", and "Goin Back To Mississippi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Juicy LucyJuicy Lucy (with bonus track) ... CD
Vertigo/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
The debut album from Juicy Lucy – an American act who made a trip to the London scene in the late 60s, where they found a way to forge a whole bunch of influences into a very unique groove! Had they stayed back home in Cali, Juicy Lucy might have gravitated towards the Bay Area scene, and ended up sounding a bit freakier and hippieish – but in London, they sharpened their sound, unleashed some deeper bluesy currents, and put the whole thing together with a mix of wit and flair that really set them apart! The group boasts great lead vocals from Ray Owen, a cool mix of electric and acoustic sax parts from Chris Mercer, strong lead guitar from Neil Hubbard, and a range of great sounds from Glenn Ross Campbell – who uses steel guitar and mandolin in ways that are very different than American groups of the time. Forgive the album its quickly-dated, exploitative cover – because it's got a lot more to offer than that – and titles include "Chicago Northwestern", "Train", "Nadine", "Mississippi Woman", "She's Mine She's Yours", and "Just One Time". CD features the bonus track "Walking Down The Highway". CD

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Junior KimbroughYou Better Run – The Essential Junior Kimbrough ... CD
Fat Possum, 1990s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A strong collection of (mostly) early-to-mid 90s recordings by Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough – compiling his Fat Possum recordings and as a set that really is essential! It includes recordings captured Junior's Juke Joint in Chulahoma, MS, home recordings and more – raw and right in Junior's unflinching element. Includes the great opener "Release Me" with Charlie Feathers – recorded in 1969 – and the subsequent 90s material sounds right at home with it . . .pretty amazing! Other tracks include "All Night Long", "Meet Me In The City", "Old Black Mattie", "I'm Leaving You Baby", "Keep On Braggin'", "Tramp", "Sad Days Lonely Nights", "Most Things Haven't Worked Out", the bone-chilling title track and more. CD
Also available You Better Run – The Essential Junior Kimbrough (with download) ... LP 18.99

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Junior KimbroughYou Better Run – The Essential Junior Kimbrough (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum, 1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A strong collection of (mostly) early-to-mid 90s recordings by Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough – compiling his Fat Possum recordings and as a set that really is essential! It includes recordings captured Junior's Juke Joint in Chulahoma, MS, home recordings and more – raw and right in Junior's unflinching element. Includes the great opener "Release Me" with Charlie Feathers – recorded in 1969 – and the subsequent 90s material sounds right at home with it . . .pretty amazing! Other tracks include "All Night Long", "Meet Me In The City", "Old Black Mattie", "I'm Leaving You Baby", "Keep On Braggin'", "Tramp", "Sad Days Lonely Nights", "Most Things Haven't Worked Out", the bone-chilling title track and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)
Also available You Better Run – The Essential Junior Kimbrough ... CD 9.99

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Little RichardKing Of Rock & Roll (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Omnivore, 1971. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A much rootsier set than some of Little Richard's other work for Reprise Records – a record that almost goes back to the old days, but via the hipper styles of the early 70s! HB Barnum arranged and produced the set, but the groove is less funkier than some of Barnum's other work of the time – a bit more rockish in some of the rhythms and instrumentation, which is no surprise considering the title – with a nod back towards late 50s modes, but in that new-roots way that Warner was hitting with other artists of the period. Richard's vocals hold up very well in the setting – and apart from the original tunes "Green Power" and "King Of Rock & Roll", the album features versions of "Midnight Special", "Dancing In The Street", "Brown Sugar", and "Born On The Bayou". Includes 6 bonus tracks – "Open Up The Red Sea", "Still Miss Liza Jane", "In The Name (version 2)", "Why Don't You Love Me", and the instrumentals "Mississippi" and "Settin The Wods On Fire". CD

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✨✧ Little RichardRill Thing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Omnivore, 1970. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A mindblowing set from Little Richard – a stunning comeback session from the start of the 70s – recorded at Muscle Shoals with a heavy funk component in the mix! Richard arranged and produced the record himself – and it's a beautiful illustration of his genius – hardly dimmed at this point in his career, and if anything, really redefined for a new generation – with some razor-sharp grooves that are perfect for his hard-wailing vocals! The title cut – "The Rill Thing" – is a monster 10 minute instrumental jam, with a heavy funk sound that you can't even begin to imagine – and the rest of the set is pretty amazing too, with tracks that include "Spreadin' Natta What's The Matter", "Freedom Blues", "Two Time Loser", "Somebody Saw You", "Lovesick Blues", and "Greenwood Mississippi". Includes four bonus tracks – "Shake A Hand", "I Saw Her Standing There (radio edit)", and two cool "radio spot" tracks! CD

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Living BluesIssue 270 – Vol 52, No 1 ... Magazine
Living Blues, 2021. New Copy ... $4.99
Living Blues covers the map – with features on Chicago bluesman Mike Wheeler, California's John Blues Boyd, and Stevie J from Jackson, Mississippi – as well as providing a great look at the legendary Memphis radio station WDIA, where Rufus Thomas was once an on-air DJ! There's also a feature on the Bessie Smith recordings of June 1929 – and lots more features, record reviews, and other blues news too. Magazine

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Barbara LynnComplete Atlantic Recordings ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
The first-ever set to bring together all of Barbara Lynn's records for Atlantic – including her full album, a host of rare singles, and even one previously unissued track! Lynn's a real standout in 60s soul music – a singer with a style that's as deep and personal as any of the best southern soul artists of the time, but also a way of putting over a tune that's maybe even more forthright and confident – partly because Barbara composed a good deal of her own material! A good deal of the work was produced by Huey P Meux in Mississippi – with a vibe that's both different from more familiar southern styles of the time, and even some of Huey's later material in the 70s – one more quality that really makes the work sound quite fresh. A few more tracks were recorded by the great Spooner Oldham – who brings in some sweet Muscle Shoals elements – and titles include the unreleased "Soul Deep", plus "This Is The Thanks I Get", "Ring Telephone Ring", "Mix It Up Baby", "He Ain't Gonna Do right", "You Make Me So Hot", "It Ain't Good To Be Too Good", "You'd Better Quit It", "I'm A One Man Woman", "I'll Suffer", and "Unloved Unwanted Me". CD

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Fred McDowellFred McDowell Vol 2 (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Arhoolie, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.99
Raw North Mississippi blues from Fred McDowell – some of best of the 60s – or any other era! Recorded on portable equipment in 1964 and 1965 sessions in Como and Holy Springs, MS and Berkeley, CA – and capturing the buzz of his guitar and grain in his voice so beautifully! A couple tracks feature a second guitar, and just one has additional voices, allowing McDowell to hook you on his own – and he doesn't let go. Fantastic stuff. Includes "I Ain't Gonna Be Bad No More", "Where Were You", "Do My Baby Ever Think Of Me", "Bull Dog Blues", "Red Cross Store Blues", "You Got To Move", "I Wish I Was In Heaven Sittin Down", "Frisco Lines", "I Looked At The Sun" and more. 12 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green vinyl limited to 600!)

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Red Nichols & His Five PenniesAll Time Hits! ... LP
Capitol, Mid 20s-Early 30s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Titles include "Margie", "Battle Hymn Of The Republic", "Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider", "Mississippi Mud", "When The Saints Go Marching In", "September Song", "Indiana", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s issue on PAUSA. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Jack Owens & Bud SpiresIt Must Have Been The Devil ... CD
Testament, 1970. Used ... $14.99
Rare work from blues singer Jack Owens – only discovered in rural Mississippi during the 60s! The set includes bonus unissued tracks added to the original album. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Ulysses Owens JrSongs Of Freedom – The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, & Joni Mitchell ... CD
Resilience, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Key proof that great songs never get old – and maybe even more, that the political messages of yesterday still have plenty of power today! Drummer Ulysses Owens mines the righteous territory of the 60s and 70s here – bringing together songs originally performed by Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell – all with a fresher, more contemporary approach that resonates surprisingly strongly – especially given the superb vocals on the album by Rene Marie, Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, and Joanna Majoko! You'll no doubt know some of these songs – and most of the originals have been inspiring us for many years – but Owens finds a great way to open them up and make them sound even more vibrant, working with a group that also includes Allyn Johnson on Fender Rhodes and Hammond, David Rosenthal on guitars, and Reuben Rogers on bass. Titles include "Balm In Gilead", "Borderline", "Driva Man", "Baltimore", "Everything Must Change", "Freedom Day", "Be My Husband", "Mississippi Goddamn", and "Both Sides Now". CD

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Patti PageLet's Get Away From It All ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Very Good ... $3.99
A travel-themed set from Patti Page – and a pretty darn great one at that! Patti nicely shakes off some of cliches here – working with full, jazzy backings, and often hitting sounds that are a bit more mature than on her familiar pop numbers – modes that nicely match the global scenes and locales featured in most of the tunes. And while the gimmick is a relatively common one for 50s vocal dates, the mix of worldly tunes really does wonders with Patti – making the set a real standout in her Mercury catalog. Titles include "Mississippi Mud", "South Of The Border", "April In Paris", "Just A Little Bit South Of North", "Basin Street Blues", "Let's Get Away From It All", and "Under Paris Skies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a bubble under the gloss, along the spine.)

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William StuckeyLove Of Mine (with bonus track) ... CD
Symplex/Athens Of The North (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare set issued on a tiny label from Arkansas – but a set that's got all the charm, poise, and sparkle of some of the best deep soul on late 70s Columbia Records! Stuckey's got a touch of southern soul in his voice, with a sweet cracking sound – and that honest approach is mixed with some warmer modern soul arrangements – a bit like the style of some of the best Tyrone Davis or Johnnie Taylor records from the time! The blend of southern and modern is wonderful – and handled with a sense of care that really makes you think that the whole thing was done at one of the best studios out on the coast – rather than some tiny outpost west of the Mississippi. A great record – one of those cases where the rarity is matched by the quality – on titles that include "I've Got Plans For You", "Love Of Mine", "If You Want To", "Hold Me Close", and "The First Time". Also features the previously unissued "Just Around The Corner". CD

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Rufus ThomasFunkiest Man – The Stax Funk Sessions 1967 to 1975 ... LP
Stax/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99 22.99
The funkiest man? Could well be – and this set will more than support that case! By the time of these recordings, Rufus Thomas was already a legendary figure in the Memphis scene – an aging R&B star that also worked on radio and did a fair bit of promotion for other artists, including daughter Carla. At the end of the 60s, Stax brought him into the studio with the idea of pumping up his sound a bit – adding in some of the newer funky styles, which proved to be a perfect fit for Rufus' rough-hewn style of vocals. Tracks on the set feature a number of classic singles from these years, plus a few unissued numbers – with an all funky track list that includes "Funkiest Man Alive", "Give Me The Green Light", "Itch & Scratch", "Turn Your Damper Down", "Funky Hot Grits", "I'm Getting Better", "Sophisticated Sissy", "Funky Mississippi", "Git On Up & Do It", "The Breakdown (part 1)", "Push & Pull (part 1)", "Do The Double Bump", "Funky Robot (part 1)", "Memphis Train 75", and "Funky Bird". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Joe WhiteThat On The Road Look – Live (white vinyl) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Warner/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $41.99
Really great material from Tony Joe White – a never-issued live album recorded during his early 70s stretch at Warner Brothers – done with a raw, stripped-down vibe that offers up an even grittier take on the territory of his early albums for Monument Records! The group is pretty small on the set, and Tony's mostly playing acoustic guitar – and singing in a way that's every bit as earthy and swampy as before, but much more personal too – kind of like we're getting a chance to see a side of his personality that he'd sometimes keep hidden. Titles include "Mississippi River", "Rainy Night In Georgia", "Roosevelt & Ira Lee", "That On The Road Look", "My Kind Of Woman", "Willie & Laura Mae Jones", and a 10 minute take on "Polk Salad Annie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl pressing!)

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Willie WilliamsRaw Unpolluted Soul ... LP
Supreme Blues/Rah-El, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Messed up funky blues from drummer Willie Williams – here leading a Chicago group that includes work by Pinetop Perkins, Eddie Taylor, Roy Lee Johnson, Carel Bell, and Little Mack. There's no all-out funk tracks on the record – but it does have a soulful edge overall, especially in some of Willie's heavy-vamping drum work. Titles include "Detroit Blues", "Hot Pants Woman", "Wine Headed Woman", "38 Woman", and "Back To Mississippi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Mama Yancey/Little Brother MontgomeryChicago – The Living Legends – South Side Blues ... CD
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... $13.99
Features tracks by Mama Yancey, Little Brother Montgomery, Henry Benson, and Mississippi Sheik – all recorded in Chicago in 1961! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDevil's Music – From The BBC TV Series ... LP
Red Lightnin (UK), 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Don't let the BBC put you off – as this is a killer collection of underground blues recorded in the 70s – in Chicago, Mississippi, and Memphis – with work by The Aces, Billy Boy Arnold, Fenton Robinson, Good Rockin Charles, Joe Carter, Little Brother Montgomery, Mose Vinson, Sonny Blake, Joe Willie Wilkins, Houston Stackhouse, Laura Dukes, Booker White, Sam Chatmon, and others! Material is all exclusive to this set – all recorded in 1976. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the textured cover.)

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VariousHarry Smith B-Sides – Anthology Of American Folk Music (4CD set & book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1920s/1930s/1940s. New Copy 4CD ... $73.99
An amazing collection – and one that really lives up to the genius of the original Anthology Of American Folk Music put together by Harry Smith for Folkways Records! That groundbreaking set is the stuff of legend – a package that collected rare blues, folk, string band, hillbilly, and other styles from Smith's own collection of 78rpm singles – then brought together by Folkways with copious notes and a huge amount of detail that opened the door to this lost world of music for listeners over many decades. Here, the collection goes back to further Smith's choices – by offering up the flipside of all the records included in the original set – tracks that are almost always as great as the other sides, given that so many of these artists were getting a brief time in the studio, and really gave their all during the recordings. The package is one of the nicest we've ever seen on Dust To Digital – done with more than enough notes and packaging detail to live up to the spirit of the original – in a set of 84 tracks, with work by Dick Justice, Clarence Ashley, Coley Jones, Bill & Belle Reed, Buell Kazee, Buster Carter & Preston Young, Williamson Brothers & Curry, The Masked Marvel, William & Versey Smith, Carter Family, GB Grayson, Mississippi John Hurt, Uncle Eck Dunford, Uncle Bunt Stephens, Carolina Tar Heels, Furry Lewis, Ernest Phipps, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Richard Rabbit Brown, Rev Moses Mason, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Cincinnati Jug Band, Rev JM Gates, Jim Jackson, Breaux Freres, Blind Willie Johnson, Dock Boggs, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Julius Daniels, Ramblin Thomas, Sleepy John Estes, and many others! CD
(Great package too – in a cigar box style, with a cool cork-covered book that has a massive amount of notes and images!)

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✨✧ VariousJackson Blues 1928 to 1938 ... CD
Yazoo, Late 20s/1930s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Willie Lofton, Tommy Johnson, Willie Harris, Bo Carter, Mississippi Sheiks, Charlie McCoy, Ishman Bracey, Mississippi Mudder, Walter Vincent, Arthur Pettis and more! CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousOnly Folk Collection You'll Ever Need ... CD
Shout Factory, Late 50s/1960s. Used 2CDs ... $4.99
Includes 30 tracks by the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, The Kingston Trio, Dave Van Ronk, The Springfields, Mississippi John Hurt, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, Fred Neil, and Tim Hardin. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousParty Blues ... LP
Melodeon, Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Featuring Blind Lemon Jefferson, Dennis McMillon, Tampa Red's Jug Band, Red Nelson, Memphis Jug Band, Johnson's Jug Band, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Soldier Boy Houston, Bo Carter, Jim Hill, and Eddie Anthony. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRaunchy Business – Hot Nuts & Lollypops ... CD
Columbia, 1920s/1930s. Used ... $3.99
Lots of raunchy tracks from the early days of 78rpm blues recordings – work from Lil Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Lucille Bogan, Lillie Mae Kirkman, Barrel House Annie, Bo Carter, Mississippi Shieks, Hunter & Jenkins, Buddy Moss & Bernice Edwards. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSing My Blues Tonight – The Ace Blues Masters Vol 1 ... CD
Ace/West Side (UK), 1960s. Used ... $3.99
A great collection of work from the Ace Records label in Mississippi – a few tracks each from Floyd Dixon, Charles Brown, H Bomb Ferguson, and Amos Milburn – including 10 unreleased numbers! Great notes and package too. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Duke EllingtonCollector's Ellington (2LP Box Set) ... LP
Franklin Mint, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really nice overview of Ellington's oeuvre. While it's hard to capture Ellington's essence in 2 LPs, the selected songs are really great and the booklet included has a nice history. Includes "Sweet Mama (Papa's Getting Mad)", "Take It Easy", "Hottentot", "Freeze And Melt", "Mississippi Moan", "Flaming Youth", "I Can't Realize you Love Me", "Blue Mood", "Slippery Horn", "Puerto Rican Chaos", "Scattin At The Cotton Club", "I Fell And Broke My Heart", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With me", "Vagabonds", "Alla-Bye", "Track 360", "All The Things You Are", "Duke's Place", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Jingle Bells", "Love You Madly", "Just A-Setting And A-Rocking", and "Tulip Or Turnip". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing in a hard bound box set with booklet, includes the inserts.)

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✨✧ Martin Luther KingIn The Struggle For Freedom & Human Dignity ... LP
Unart, 1964. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
United Artists issue of a speech that was originally issued by Sue Records in the mid 60s. The recording was made on December 17th, 1964 – after King returned from Oslo after receiving the Nobel Prize. The first 4 minutes of the record features introductory remarks by Rev Reuben L Speaks of The First AME Zion Church – then King speaks on the topics "Pilots Of The Movement – The Ground Crew & Mississippi" and "Who Is The Least Of These – and I Believe I've Got To Go Back To The Valley". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Denise LaSalleMaking A Good Thing Better – The Complete Westbound Singles 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the deepest soul to ever come from a Detroit label – a great run of singles cut by Denise LaSalle for the Westbound label – all of them pretty darn wonderful! Denise has roots that start in Mississippi, and she spent plenty of time in Chicago – so by the time she hit Westbound, she had a great interstate approach that really pulled some great styles together! In a way, these sides were crucial in helping push southern soul forward in the 70s – not just in the production, which was tight, but never too smooth – and which helped give her bluesy inflections a hip, modern sort of mode – one that was often well-suited to the subtle gender politics of the tracks too. Ace did a great job with this smoking set – and not only includes all the key singles, both a-sides and b-sides – but even throws in some great notes, and a few rare radio spots too! Titles include "Do Me Right", "Man Sized Job", "Trapped By A Thing Called Love", "Keep It Coming", "Here I Am Again", "My Brand On You", "What Am I Doing Wrong", "Don't Nobody Live Here", and "Your Man & Your Best Friend". CD

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkLive At The It Club – Complete ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost Thelonious Monk treasure from the 60s – a really open-ended live set recorded in LA in 1964, but not issued by Columbia until the early 80s – making the package a wonderful re-discover of Monk's genius during these years! The tunes are much more freewheeling than some of the studio work cut by Monk's quartet at the time – stretched out takes on Monkish favorites, played by Thelonious on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor, Larry Gales on bass, and Ben Riley on drums – all with plenty of room for extended solos. This wonderful 2CD package brings together the complete recordings from the show – offering up many tracks in their full recorded versions, and adding in a few unreleased tracks too – titles that include "Bemsha Swing", "Blue Monk", "Well You Needn't", "Misterioso", "Gallops Gallop", "Teo", "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", "All The Things You Are", "Blues Five Spot", "Evidence", "Bright Mississippi", and "Nutty". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMemphis 70 – The City's Funk & Soul In The Decade After Otis 1968 to 1977 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mind-expanding look at Memphis soul – one that gets way past common cliches about the city and its music! There's a heavy dose of funk in the mix on most numbers here – a gritty, fuzzy approach to the music that seems slightly borrowed from the Detroit scene at the end of the 60s – then mixed with some rougher, rootsier southern soul styles too! But other tracks take on a more sophisticated sound too – some of the righteous elements that hit Stax in the post-1968 period, especially as Isaac Hayes and David Porter were working on their own great solo work. Yet unlike Hayes and Porter, most of the artists here are much lesser-known – singers and groups who never charted big, but who got the chance to record for Memphis labels like XL, Stax, Select-O-Hits, and Sounds Of Memphis. CD features 20 tracks in all – and titles include "Dig It" by The Optimistics, "Mississippi Mud" by Smithsonian, "Two Paces Ahead Of Love" by Willie Walker, "Pullin" by The Minits, "It's Bump Time" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, "Blackrock Yeah Yeah" by Blackrock, "Keep The Faith" by Mel & Tim, "Watch Dog (alt)" by Barbara & The Browns, "Come What May" by John Gary Williams, "Strange Things" by Art Jerry Miller, "Shake" by The Ovations, "Tip Toeing" by Alvin Cash, "The Way Of Me" by Hannon, "Take A Giant Step" by LaCleve Milon, "Papa Killed A Chicken" by Willie Toliver, and "Don't Boom Boom" by Lillian Hale. CD

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✨✧ Buddy Emmons/Jay Dee Maness/Red Rhodes/Sneaky Pete/Rusty YoungSuite Steel – The Pedal Steel Guitar Album ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mighty sweet album of steel guitar instrumentals – a special Elektra Records session that features five of the greatest talents on the instrument at the start of the 70s – both longtime stalwarts, and key up-and-comers! Sneaky Pete Kleinow joins here with Buddy Emmons, Jay Dee Maness, Red Rhodes, and Rusty Young as a fantastic quintet of string-bending talents – all working with help from a small backup combo – and each getting a turn in the lead from track to track. The differences in tone and phrasing are great, and really come through over the course of the set – which has a vibe that's much hipper than the usual country instrumental albums of the period! Titles include "Yesterday", "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Down On The Corner", "Everybody's Talkin", "Blackbird", "Wichita Lineman", "Muddy Mississippi Line", "Turn Any Corner", and "Prodigal". CD

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✨✧ John FaheyOf Rivers & Religion/After The Ball ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of wonderful albums from the great John Fahey – back to back on a single CD! First up is Rivers & Religion – a really unique album by John Fahey – issued during a short stretch of initial mainstream approval, and a brief time of recording for Warner Brothers! Some of the album's quite different than the spare, solo Fahey you might know – and mixes his legendary guitar work with more elaborate elements than usual – additional instrumentation that includes bass, banjo, clarinet, piano, trombone, and fiddle – but all used at a level that really supports John's presence, not occludes it. Other tracks return to spare acoustic steel string guitar – creating an evocative balance that's mighty nice. Titles include "Funeral Song For Mississippi John Hurt", "Texas & Pacific Blues", "Dixie Pig Bar B Q Blues", "Lord Have Mercy Song", and "Deep River". After The Ball is a set with a disco ball on the cover, but a record that fits right in with the best early 20th century aesthetic in the work of John Fahey – particularly his way of reiimagining older musical traditions! There's a bit of added instrumentation on the record – two tracks that have some slight trad jazz flourishes – but overall, the album's mostly a solo effort with loads of wonderful guitar work from John – still as creative and as complicated as in his best recordings for Takoma! Other added instrumentation sometimes expands the sound with mandolin or banjo, but again in very sensitive ways – and titles include "Bucktown Stomp", "Om Shanthi Norris", "Beverly", and "Horses". CD

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✨✧ Yusef LateefDoctor Is In & Out ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
One of Yusef Lateef's funkier albums for Atlantic – and a record that features some great keyboard work from Kenny Barron! The liner notes indicate a current Lateef fascination with rhythm, and it tries to present this fascination in a way that implies a bigger intellectual approach to the music – but heck, this is just some pretty darn nice 70s jazz funk, and Lateef's angular reed work sounds very nice next to the smoother electric backdrops! In addition to Barron's keyboards, the record also features guitar from Billy Butler, drums from Al Foster, and percussion from Dom Um Romao – plus a bit of Arp from Dana McCurdy, which is mighty nice. Titles include "Hellbound", "The Improvisers", "Mystique", "Technological Homosapien", "Mushmouth", and "Mississippi Mud". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Pure Pleasure pressing.)

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✨✧ Barbara LynnAtlantic Years – 1968 to 1973 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Run Out Groove, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer collection of Barbara Lynn's records for Atlantic – a set that includes many of her 45-only tracks, which weren't on her full album for the label – plus one song that was only first issued in recent years! Lynn's a real standout in 60s soul music – a singer with a style that's as deep and personal as any of the best southern soul artists of the time, but also a way of putting over a tune that's maybe even more forthright and confident – partly because Barbara composed a good deal of her own material! A good deal of the work was produced by Huey P Meux in Mississippi – with a vibe that's both different from more familiar southern styles of the time, and even some of Huey's later material in the 70s – one more quality that really makes the work sound quite fresh. A few more tracks were recorded by the great Spooner Oldham – who brings in some sweet Muscle Shoals elements – and titles include the unreleased "Soul Deep", plus "This Is The Thanks I Get", "He Ain't Gonna Do Right", "You Make Me So Hot", "You'll Lose A Good Thing", "I'm A One Man Woman", "Sufferin City", "Maybe We Can Slip Away", "You're Gonna See A Lot More Of My Leavin", "You're Too Hot To Hold", and "Nice & Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove exclusive. Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – extremely limited and individually numbered!)

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✨✧ McKinley MitchellTown I Live In – The One-Derful Years ... CD
One Der Ful/Shout (UK), Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed collection of the early 60s work of Chicago soulman McKinley Mitchell – but one that's graced by a later cover photo from the 70s! The set features all the tracks that McKinley recorded for One-Derful records between 1962 and 1964 – really hard-burning soul that had a fair bit of blues at the bottom – echoing McKinley's roots in Mississippi, but done with a hipper sound for the Chicago scene that was his home for many years. Mitchell's style has a warmly raspy approach on the vocals, one that's very much in the best spirit of Bobby Blue Bland's key early sides for Duke – and which, like that work, also has some jazzier inflections that give some numbers a surprisingly sophisticated edge. Essential work from an under-reissued star of the Chicago scene in the 60s – featuring 24 tracks that include "The Town I Live In", "No Love", "It's Spring", "You Know I've Tried", "Watch Over Me", "I'm Ready", "A Bit Of Soul", "Handful Of Sorrows", "Reckless Lover", "I Wonder Do You", and "Uncle Willie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SF Jazz CollectiveLive 2007 – 4th Annual Concert Tour – Original Compositions & Works By Thelonious Monk ... CD
SF Jazz, 2007. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Only the fourth year of this amazing all-star group – and they've already got their own sound so strongly in place, they really make some fresh magic with the music of Thelonious Monk! Arrangements of Monk tunes are by different members of the group – pianist Renee Rosnes, trumpeter Dave Douglas, bassist Matt Penman, drummer Eric Harland, tenorist Joshua Redman, and alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon – who work here alongside the vibes of Bobby Hutcherson in some stunning remakes of "Oska T", "I Mean You", "Ugly Beauty", "Bye Ya", "Criss Cross", "Brilliant Corners", and "Bright Mississippi" – handled by the octet in a style that reminds us of some of Monk's late 50s larger group work on Riverside. The set also features a full dose of original compositions – the long "San Francisco Suite", plus "Union", "Lion's Gate", "Life At The End Of The Tunnel", and "Haast Pass". CD
(Limited numbered edition of 3000 copies!)

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✨✧ William StuckeyLove Of Mine (with bonus track) ... LP
Symplex/Athens Of The North (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare set issued on a tiny label from Arkansas – but a set that's got all the charm, poise, and sparkle of some of the best deep soul on late 70s Columbia Records! Stuckey's got a touch of southern soul in his voice, with a sweet cracking sound – and that honest approach is mixed with some warmer modern soul arrangements – a bit like the style of some of the best Tyrone Davis or Johnnie Taylor records from the time! The blend of southern and modern is wonderful – and handled with a sense of care that really makes you think that the whole thing was done at one of the best studios out on the coast – rather than some tiny outpost west of the Mississippi. A great record – one of those cases where the rarity is matched by the quality – on titles that include "I've Got Plans For You", "Love Of Mine", "If You Want To", "Hold Me Close", and "The First Time". Also features the previously unissued "Just Around The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love Of Mine (with bonus track) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousGreetings From Alabama – The Heart Of Dixie ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice collection of work from Alabama – a state that sometimes gets short shrift in song, next to bigger neighbors Tennessee and Mississippi – but which has a surprisingly big legacy in this collection of songs! Like other excellent titles in this Bear Family postcard series, the work here is heavy on country, but also includes some other mid century styles too – and while not all the artists may have roots in Alabama, they certainly do a great job of singing its praises in song! 25 tracks in all – and titles include "Montgomery Alabama" by Hank Davis, "Big Daddy's Alabama Bound" by John D Loudermilk, "Birmingham Jail" by Slim Whitman, "Alabama Jubilee" by Red Foley, "Alabam" by Cowboy Copas, "Birmingham" by Ella Mae Morse, "Down In Old Alabama" by Rex Griffin, "Alabama" by The Louvin Brothers, and "Alabama Jail House" by Rod Morris. CD

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✨✧ VariousTogether – Presented By Designer Records ... LP
Designer/Big Legal Mess, 1960s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Nothing too stylish here – as Designer Records is a small indie gospel imprint, home to a surprisingly great batch of work! The collection reminds us a lot of some of the titles we've been loving from Mississippi Records – as it features gospel work that goes past the usual, often with bluesy undertones, and recorded with a very soulful edge. Arrangements are often full, but the production quality is nice and raw – and titles include "Eternal Life" and "The Life I Enjoy" by The Mosby Family Singers, "Somebody Help Me" and "Service For The Lord" by Madam Andres & The Heavenly Echoes, "New Burying Ground" and "If You Miss Me From Singing" by Union Gospel Singers, and "Beautiful Thought" and "Will The Lord Be With Me" by The Jubilee Hummingbirds. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ranie BurnetteRanie Burnett's Hill Country Blues (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess, Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare Mississippi blues from Ranie Burnette – recorded in the early 80s, but with a timeless style that takes us right back to the delta! The approach here is similar to some of the best Georgia rural blues of the time – very spare and stripped-down, with mostly just guitar and vocals from Ranie, often with some folksy undercurrents – and some occasional harmonica on two tracks from Abe Keg Young. There's no attempt to modernize the music at all, and the quality of Ranie's gritty guitar comes through beautifully in the space of the recording – on titles that include "Lonesome Moon Blues", "Gone Dead On You", "One String Baby", "Yonder Goes My Baby", "Shake Em On Down", and "Dough Roller Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download card too!)

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✨✧ Tony Joe WhiteThat On The Road Look – Live ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really great material from Tony Joe White – a never-issued live album recorded during his early 70s stretch at Warner Brothers – done with a raw, stripped-down vibe that offers up an even grittier take on the territory of his early albums for Monument Records! The group is pretty small on the set, and Tony's mostly playing acoustic guitar – and singing in a way that's every bit as earthy and swampy as before, but much more personal too – kind of like we're getting a chance to see a side of his personality that he'd sometimes keep hidden. Titles include "Mississippi River", "Rainy Night In Georgia", "Roosevelt & Ira Lee", "That On The Road Look", "My Kind Of Woman", "Willie & Laura Mae Jones", and a 10 minute take on "Polk Salad Annie". CD
Also available That On The Road Look – Live (white vinyl) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP 41.99

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✨✧ Teddy WilliamsWorry Off My Mind (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Legal Mess, 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful recordings of this obscure western Mississippi blues singer – recorded as part of the legendary George Mitchell series in the late 60s, and maybe one of the best of the bunch! Teddy Williams plays guitar alongside his voice – but it's the latter that really grabs us, as it's full of lively power that really blows us away – waves of inflections that are completely hypnotic, no matter what the subject matter – of a sort that really blows away most bigger names in the field. Titles include "Shaggy Hound", "The Swing Blues", "Catfish Blues #2", "Hard Time Blues", "Sun Don't Shine", "You See Me Laughing", "Going Away Blues", and "Black Mattie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousBlues At Newport ... CD
Vanguard, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davis, Skip James, Robert Pete Williams, John Hammond, Dave Van Ronk, and Jesse Fuller. CD
 
 
 



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