BLUES CD STORE BLUESLETTER ‘Free Beer And Chicken’ – This newsletter is FREE
ISSUE 311 Tel: 01296 634991
BLUES CD STORE FEATURED &EW RELEASES The legendary Texan guitar dynamo was so pleased with the response to his 2010 album Blues, Ballads and Favorites that he decided to follow it up with a brand new collection he’s calling—what else?—More Blues, Ballads and Favorites! Packed with 16 covers of classic tunes that are close to his heart, recorded in his hometown of Austin, Texas—reunites Vaughan with the same cast of musicians that helped him out on the previous set. Also returning to assist with the vocals is Lou Ann Barton.
Jimmie Vaughan – Plays More Blues Ballads & Favorites £12.99 This is Eugene and his big band; the horns again led and arranged by long time collaborator and maestro Seth Kibel. Blues, Soul, Jump, Funk, Gospel, Rock and Beach music make Eugene’s latest CD an upbeat journey through all the musical influences that have made Eugene the seasoned and versatile performer we have today.
Eugene Hideaway Bridges - Rock And A Hard Place £11.99 Fresh off the road Lightnin' Malcolm forges ahead with his new album "Renegade." The album is high energy, hill country blues fused with modern elements of funk, reggae, soul, and rock. It features 12 new original songs all written and produced by Lightnin' Malcolm. Recorded in Clarksdale, MS "Renegade" is a guitar and drums duo recording, played live and raw in the North Mississippi hill country tradition. Joining Lightnin' on drums is Cameron Kimbrough, grandson of blues legend Jr. Kimbrough.
Lightnin' Malcolm – Renegade £13.50 These are the earliest recordings from one of the most commercially successful blues guitarists, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson. Includes such iconic recordings as: “Those Lonely Lonely Nights”, “Gangster Of Love” and the astounding instrumental, “Space Guitar”. Unlike most of his contemporaries Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson went on to embrace all of black music’s genres from blues to soul to disco and back to blues. However it is for blues fans and the ‘musical chameleon’ in question that are duty bound to own this wonderful collection
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson – The Original Gangster Of Love £9.99
Welcome to Bluesletter 311 This Bluesletter has been posted to our entire 1000+ mailing list. However due to increasing cost we are going to have to limit the amount we send out. Recently not everyone has been receiving the Bluesletter each time due to the cost of mailing. In future we will be reducing the mailing list to include those who actually buy CDs/DVDs. There are some on our list that have not bought for more than two years. There are a few that have never bought from us. Therefore if you want to continue receiving The Bluesletter either join the Blues CD Store Members Club (best blues deal on the planet!) or buy CDs/DVDs from us, even if only occasionally. If we have an email address for you we will email The Bluesletter whether you have bought or not unless you tell us otherwise. There are a particularly good crop of new releases at present and some outstanding bargains. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Saturday 22nd October
Blues In Town
Chelmsford Social Club (rear of Tesco’s), Springfield Road, Chelmsford Essex CM2 6JG 12 blues artists and bands from midday to midnight and includes: Automatic Slim, The Heaters, Roy Mette, Guy Tortora, Bad Influence with Larry Miller headlining. All proceeds will benefit The J's Hospice. The tickets are limited and are just £20 each! Doors open at 11.15am. Tickets available online at www.thejshospice.org.uk or by calling 01245 351514 The aim of The J's Hospice is to build the first age-appropriate hospice for 18 to 40 year olds with life limiting conditions in the East of England. The J's Hospice will provide an uplifting and supportive environment where young people will be encouraged to live life to the full, however short their lives. Blues CD Store will be present and we will donate £1 per CD/DVD sold on the day. You can help this great cause by buying tickets (best get them well in advance) or make a donation via their website. For info on blues festivals, blues clubs and gigs plus the latest blues news visit: www.rockingtheblues.com Blues CD Store Members Competition
(To join the Members Club see details on page 8)
Our member’s competition from the last Bluesletter was won by Mr Barszczynski of Rugby. He correctly stated that Guy Davis was the blues artist who’s album title ‘Butt Naked Free’, appeared on the front cover of Bluesletter 211. He wins a rare promo vinyl album ‘Queen Of The Blues’ signed by Koko Taylor. This month’s members competition is a little easier. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is name the very well known blues man who’s album title ‘Free Beer And Chicken’, appears on the front cover in the header of this Bluesletter. You can either add the answer to you order form or tell us over the phone when you order. The winner will be selected at random and they will win a pack of 10 blues CDs. The winner will be announced in the next Bluesletter. Remember, you have to be a member to enter.
Blues CD Store Members Club FREE CD Albert Collins - Live At Montreux 1992 We have the excellent Albert Collins, Live at Montreux CD as the members free CD with this Bluesletter. This was a standard release on Eagle Records in 2009 and is probably his best live recorded CD showing just why he was called ‘The Master of The Telecaster’ playing some of the best funky blues you’ll ever hear. This CD is selling on well known (not naming names) internet websites for between £9.99 & £15. If you are not a member but want to buy this CD £9.99
For those who have elected just to have only traditional blues style CDs, we have for you one of the Chris Barber, Lost and Found Series CDs, currently selling around £10. (We reserve the right if necessary, to replace the free CD with one of equal value.)
Joe Bonamassa Memorabilia Prize Draw - In the last Bluesletter, for those buying Joe Bonamassa’s latest album ‘Dust Bowl, we ran a prize draw to win a bunch of Joe Bonamassa memorabilia including a rare CD, a signed gig poster, other posters and flyers, magazines featuring Joe Bonamassa and more. The winner was Mr McBreaty from Essex. There were also 5 runners up prizes of sets of Joe Bonamassa photos. If you haven’t got Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl, you can still buy it for £12.99. 2
New Releases / Recent Releases / Re Releases/ Forthcoming Releases Please note most of these releases are already available but some are to be released soon, either imminently or within the next few weeks. However occasionally release dates are put back and we have no control over this. We will always endeavor to get CDs/DVDs to you as soon as possible. Prices shown £0.00 are Blues CD Store members price. You need to be a member to take advantage of these lower prices. Why not join when you order and you may be able to save on money on your order. Matt Schofield - Anything But Time £11.99 - With this latest cut Schofield takes on the challenge of a more diverse palate of songs, fitting his stellar guitar playing into new frameworks. The end result is an exciting and contemporary fusion of blues, funk, jazz and rock that is undoubtedly Schofield’s best work to date. Recorded in New Orleans, the album has the funky edge but the trip to New Orleans was more about working with producer John Porter, long admired by Schofield for his work with BB King, Buddy Guy, Santana and many others, and which have netted ten Grammy awards. Also in stock: Heads Tails & Aces, Ear To The Ground and Live From The Archive. All £12.99 each Tommy Castro – Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue £13.50 - Tommy Castro is one of Alligator’s best-selling, hardest-touring artists,The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue is an ongoing series of Tommy Castro-headlined all-star shows with a cast of blues and R&B faves joining Tommy for a dynamic blues and soul party. Features four outstanding tracks by Tommy Castro, plus soul-satisfying performances by vocal dynamo Janiva Magness, rocking blues guitarist Michael “Iron Man” Burks, worldclass harpist/singer/songwriter Rick Estrin, master string-benders Joe Louis Walker and Debbie Davies, tough young roots trio Trampled Under Foot, blues empress Sista Monica Parker and Southern soul man Theodis Ealey. Also available: Tommy Castro – Hard Believer £13.50 / Guilty Of Love £12.99 Warren Haynes – Man In Motion £12.99 – Warren Haynes’ long-anticipated solo album, ‘Man In Motion’ (Provogue Records), is a timeless collection of songs that crackle with modern vitality yet draw on his deepest roots as an artist. The disc pumps fresh blood into the heart of soul and blues, stoked by Haynes’s Herculean prowess as both a powerhouse singer and guitarist – a reputation he’s earned as a member of three of the greatest live groups in rock history: The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead and his own Gov’t Mule. Also available on vinyl for a limited period: £14.99 + £2.50 P&P Kenny Wayne Shepherd – How I Go (Ltd Edition + 4 bonus tracks) £12.99 Utter the phrase “young blues guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the US Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist. He met Stevie Ray Vaughn at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll. Guitar World placed him right behind BB King and Eric Clapton on their list of blues guitarists and this CD enhances this position and gives the strongest indication yet of his gifted songwriting talent. The album pairs Kenny’s deeply soulful and impassioned takes on classic material like Bessie Smith’s ‘Blackwater Blues’, Albert King’s ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ & The Beatles ‘Yer Blues’ alongside the strongest writing and cowriting of his career thus far. The hard-rocking, blues-based, guitar-driven album sounds young, it sounds fresh. Yet it has that distinctive energy and vibe drawn from the deep heritage of the genre. Kenny is growing as a songwriter, musician and producer. For fans of Joe Bonamassa, STV and Eric Clapton. 3
Tedschi Trucks Band – Revelator £12.99 - After building successful solo careers, husband & wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi join musical forces to create the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The Tedeschi Trucks Band is an eleven-member ensemble overflowing with talent and a shared musical vision. Their longawaited, song-oriented debut album Revelator blends Delta blues, Memphis soul, ‘60s rock and ‘70s funk into an entirely original sound. In addition to the combined weight of Tedeschi and Trucks’s equally renowned abilities, Revelator benefits from an impressive circle of talent that the two brought together. Trucks co-produced the album with multi-Grammy®-winning engineer Jim Scott, whose genre-bending credits include popular albums by the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Philip Sayce - Ruby Electric £12.9 £11.99 - ‘Ruby Electric’ Philip Sayce’s new half studio/half live album. ‘Let the Love In’ opens the album and is a great duet with Philip’s former employer Melissa Etheridge. A total of 14 tracks with spectacular live recordings of songs like Daydream Tonight, One Foot in the Grave, Powerful Thing and Alchemy amongst others. Philip is regarded as one of the most spectacular young rock guitarists out there and on the verge of making his breakthrough (surely to come with his brand new 2012 studio album). Last but not least, the live tracks are mixed by the legendary Eddie Kramer. ‘Ruby Electric’ is a great addition to add to the collection of any rock fan and it prepares us for what will be coming in 2012. Also available on vinyl for a limited period: £14.99 + £2.50 P&P Buddy Whittington - Six String Svengali £13.50 £12.75 - Named by his ex boss of 15 years as “possibly the greatest Bluesbreaker of them all”. When the boss is John Mayall and the “all” includes Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout and Coco Montoya, this is no lightweight accolade. Following the critical success of his self-titled solo CD in 2007, Buddy returned to Hurricane Sound in Garland, Texas earlier this year. Buddy really does have it all…a great sense of melody, great touch dynamics, great phrasing, and a killer tone. A modern Texas Bluesmaster. Add to this, thought-provoking lyrics delivered with strong, honest vocals and you have one of the best exponents of Texas blues today. “Seven String Sevengali” not only embodies the sound of Texas Blues today, ably demonstrates the awesome guitar talents of Buddy Whittington but also through his contemporary songwriting proves that the Blues is not a dead entity. “The album is an example of what Texas Blues 2011 sounds like and a damn fine addition to any comprehensive record collection" - Blues Matters. "‘Six String Svengali’ is the Texas string bender’s most succinct album so far and the latest step in a fast growing solo career. **** (4/5)" - Get Ready To Rock. "As an example of stellar-playing and tone, very few six-stringers can eclipse Buddy" - Guitarist. Eric Sardinas - Sticks And Stones £12.99 £11.99 - Slide guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Sardinas has a reputation for packing intensity into his live performances. Now Sardinas has put his onstage lighting in a bottle for the new album ‘Sticks And Stones’, an 11-song powerhouse of his trademark slide guitar that is a vehicle to drive his inspiration from the roadhouse in to mainstream music. Sardinas’ unique mixture weaves his heavy blues and rock threads in to a flamethrower to the listener and whether electric or acoustic, takes them on a ride encompassing the past, present and future of what music is meant to be. Eric Gales – Transformation £12.99 - As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix but Eric has developed a unique hybrid sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King & Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head & shoulders among other guitarists in his genre. ‘Transformation’ is the next logical step in this prolific artist’s career as it is deeply centred in the blues but played with the edge and aggression of a young guitar hero. Also available Relentless, Crystal Vision, Physchedelic Underground, The Story Of Mile Life – All at £12.99 each or £23.75 for any two / £45 for four. 4
Black Country Communion - 2 £11.99 - Black Country Communion are the Anglo/American rock band comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper) and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Back with a follow up to the hugely successful debut album released in Sept 2010. The album was no.3 in Classic Rock’s “Album of the Year” poll. Once again produced by Kevin Shirley ‘2’, is darker and deeper than the debut and will appeal to fans of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Free. Karl Demata Band - Cross The Mountain £12.99 £11.99 - First solo album from guitarist Karl Demata . As a studio musician Karl collaborated with artists ranging from Hazel O'Connor (and producer Martin Rushent) to David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepowers, Wowen Hand). With influences ranging from Cream, Mountain, Led Zeppelin and The Allman Brothers Band, 'Cross The Mountain' is a guitar-heavy album full of blues-rock power trio flavors that is not afraid of exploring more contemporary and diverse influences from the psychedelic hints to the Americana suggestions in 'Never Come Around' Gary Moore – Live At Montreux £11.99 - This concert from Montreux in July 2010 was his last performance to be filmed. The setlist draws heavily on his hugely successful rock albums of the eighties, stirs in a couple of his classic blues tracks with some memorable hit singles and includes three brand new songs that would have featured on the album left sadly uncompleted on his death. Gary Moore was one of the finest and most respected guitarists the British Isles have ever produced. This concert shows just what a talent we will miss." . Also available on DVD with extra tracks £14.99 / Blue-ray £16.99 Paul Rodgers & Friends – Live At Montreux £11.99 - In 1993, Paul Rodgers released the acclaimed blues based album ‘Muddy Water Blues’ with contributions from many special guest artists with a shared love for the blues. In July 1994 the tour in support of this album rolled into Montreux. The regular tour band was joined through the evening by a number of special guests to create a typically unique Montreux festival performance including an amazing finale of ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ where all the guests join in. As well as tracks from the ‘Muddy Water Blues’ album there are all the classic tracks that you would expect from across Paul Rodgers highly successful career. Also available on DVD £14.99 Virgil & the Accelerators – The Radium £12.99 – The debut album from the new kids on the blues block. They have been gaining experience for a while now and the influences are fairly obvious from to Joe Bonamassa, SRV, Hendrix and many more. This album is not out until 26th Sept but you can order now . Jeff Healey Band - Live At Grossmans 1994 £11.99 - This CD release was recorded at Grossmans Tavern in Toronto on the 22nd and 23rd April 1994. Includes classic cover versions of Lennon & McCartney’s ‘Yer Blues’, Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return)’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’. David Sinclair Trio - Take Me There £13.99 £12.99 Contributions from Paul Jones, Robin Trower, Andy White & Richard J. Parfitt. Ten top new songs by man who’s seen and watched it all. Third album by admired blues-rock trio led by singer and guitarist David Sinclair, otherwise known as music journalist, author and former judge of the Mercury Music Prize. Sinclair formed the band in 2005 since when they have gigged continuously. Album produced by Jordan Fish at Studio 91 Robben Ford - Keep on Running £10.99 £9.75 - A modern-day master of blues guitar Robben Ford mixes modern electric blues, rock and R&B. On this CD he’s joined by an all-star lineup that includes Mavis Staples, John Mayall, Edgar Winter, Bob Malach and Terry Evans. Ford's signature wailing guitar, his direct, honest vocals, his rockin' (and rock-solid) band, and the addition of some soulful horns all add up to an album that rocks and grooves from beginning to end. 5
Giles Robson and The Dirty Aces - Crooked Heart Of Mine £12.99 £11.99 Perhaps what marks out Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces from other bands working in the blues genre today is the wide range of influences they weave into their dark and original material. Within the thirteen tracks on Crooked Heart... we see the band swing between Canvey Island/Tom Waits-esque stomps ‘The Mighty Incinerator’ and ‘Cooling Board’ to the album's title track, the sensitive and dynamic ‘Crooked Heart of Mine’. Crooked Heart...is country influenced melancholic blues charting the highs and lows of the wandering life with Robson's vocals at their most dynamic and his harmonica showing its unique melodic blues style. Tight, pared down funk permeates ‘Swindler For You’ and ‘Twenty Gallons Of Muddy Water’ which also showcases Robson's vocals. Highly praised by Blues Matters magazine and it gets a top review in the blues section of the current Classic Rock magazine. Ian Siegal And The Youngest Sons – The Skinny £11.99 - Ian Siegal’s fifth album finds him in the hill country of north Mississippi, working with a group of local musicians. The result is a captivating combination of Siegal’s songcraft and voice with the distinctive sounds of the hill country. The Youngest Sons are: Garry Burnside (youngest son R.L. Burnside); Robert Kimbrough (youngest son of Junior Kimbrough); Rodd Bland (youngest son of Bobby Blue Bland); and Cody Dickinson (youngest son of the notable Memphis area producer, Jim Dickinson). Produced by Cody Dickinson (of the North Mississippi Allstars and Hill Country Review). Paddy Milner – The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner £12.99 - Hailed as one of the finest blues pianists of today, the album is as much inspired by Brian Wilson’s melodic pop symphonies as Deep South Delta Blues. Milner is recognised as one of the finest blues players around today and enormously respected by his peers – just read the praise from Dave Brubeck and New Orleans piano legend Jon Cleary. He is a founding member of the much talked about Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion, the hippest monthly blues & roots night in London at the famous club, which features the best of British including friend & fellow forerunner on the scene Marcus Bonfanti, and special guest stars from the U.S. “He makes the piano sing” Jools Holland. Errol Linton - Mama Said £13.50 £12.75 - The busking Brixton bluesman is back with his first recording in ten years, a superb album of highly original and distinctive blues and reggae-flavoured songs which reflect on London life. Consisting of twelve songs, ‘Mama Said’ distills Linton’s mercurial talent, the songs being both loving and acoustic and tough and electric. Strong response previous albums found Errol touring internationally, sharing the bill with Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, joining New Orleans’ trumpet prodigy Abram Wilson’s touring band and representing Brixton on Radio 3’s World On Your Street. On 'Mama Said' Errol sings of contemporary urban hassles drawing a lyrical portrait of working class London life. The CD features Abram Wilson on trumpet, Adam Blake on guitar and Pete Zivkovic on piano /organ. Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk £9.99 - A glorious celebration of New Orleans blues, ‘Let Them Talk’ unites Laurie’s musical talent with a very personal selection of standards and lost blues classics performed with his band and some very special guest stars including collaborations with the Soul Queen of New Orleans Irma Thomas and Sir Tom Jones on the little known ‘Baby, Please Make A Change’. Thomas also leads the vocals on ‘John Henry’, while Laurie’s lifelong hero Dr John provides a momentous collaboration on ‘After You’ve Gone’. Another legend, the producer, musician and songwriter Allen Toussaint, contributes horn arrangements throughout. Also available on vinyl for a limited time: 2 LP Set £19.99 + £2.50 P&P 6
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Cadillac Jack’s Number One Son CD2 £9.99 - Double live CD from the master of rocking Rhythm and Blues. Recorded at The Opera House, Newcastle on 26th November 2002. Features a track by track synopsis written by Southside Johnny of the songs written by Steven van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Goffin/King and the their own self penned compositions amongst others. Elvin Bishop – Raisin’ Hell Revue £13.50 £12.99 - Elvin Bishop’s musical biography is no secret to anyone who has been into blues or rock music over the last forty years or so. Along the way he’s carved out a niche all his own, playing an appealing mix of rootsy rock & roll, R&B and barroom boogie, steeped in the heavy blues he learned from Little Smokey all those years ago. So when a bunch of close friends who also happen to be consummate musicians are sequestered together, as they were when they were at sea on the 2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, what else are they going to do but unite forces and create some truly exemplary music? This wonderful musical experience was saved for posterity – this is one of those performances where you really can hear that everyone was having a good time. Bonnie Raitt - Original Album Series £15.99 – This ‘Original Albums Series’ release features 5 Bonnie Raitt albums – Green Light/Home Plate/Streetlights/Sweet Forgiveness/The Glow. If you don’t have any Bonnie Raitt in your collection (and why not!) this would be a good way of getting to know this wonderful lady singer, guitarist and song writer. Canned Heat – Live At Montreux 1973 £11.99 - This concert from Montreux in 1973, their only appearance at the festival, captures them at their peak. Includes classic Canned Heat tracks such as ‘On The Road Again’, ‘Rock And Roll Music’ and ‘Let’s Work Together’. Features guest appearance from blues legend the late Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown on four tracks. Track: On The Road Again / Please Mr Nixon* / Worried Life Blues* / About My Ooh Poo Pah Doo*/ Funky* / Night Time Is The Right Time / Let’s Work Together / Rock And Roll Music / Lookin’ For My Rainbow / Shake ‘n’ Boogie, *featuring Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown on guitar & vocals Rockpile – Live At Montreux 1980 £11.99 – Rockpile were formed in the mid-seventies by Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds. Rockpile here at Montreux are in fantastic form and this CD enhances their reputation as one of the best live bands of their era. Only live Rockpile album ever released. Often overlooked by blues fans maybe because of their popular hits and they are not so bluesy but Dave Edmunds plays a mean rock n roll style guitar and the blues influences are there for all to hear. Might make a nice and slightly different addition arsenal of music. Features the hit singles ‘I Knew The Bride’, ‘Queen Of Hearts’, ‘Girls Talk’, ‘Crawling From The Wreckage’, ‘Singing The Blues’, ‘I Hear You Knocking’ and many more. Fleetwood Mac – Black Magic – The Best Of The Early Years £7.99 £6.75 – The blues may have made Fleetwood Mac, but when it comes to describing the music made by the group in their first years together, the blues barely covers it. The songs selected for Black Magic are intended to illustrate just that including emotional blues hit ‘Man of the World’ (Uk Chart #2), timeless rock standards ‘Black Magic Woman’ (UK Chart #37), ‘Oh Well’ (Uk Chart #2) & ‘The Green Manalishi’ (UK Chart #10) which translate Green’s conflicted feelings over the band. Sleeve Notes from The Times columnist Pete Paphides. Roy Buchanan – Live at Rockpalast £13.99 £12.99 – Roy Buchanan is still regarded as “the world’s best unknown guitarist” to this day. Roy Buchanan was a true master of the Fender Telecaster guitar; and his playing technique significantly influenced musicians such as Gary Moore and Jeff Beck. Roy Buchanan grew up in California, which is also where he learned to play the guitar. His first solo album was released in 1971 and his inimitable playing of the Fender Telecaster was a well-kept secret among the likes of John Lennon, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. This Rockpalast concert was recorded at the Markthalle in Hamburg on February 24, 1985 – just three years before his tragic suicide – with Martin Stevenson (vocals), John Steele (guitar, keyboards), Anthony Dumm (bass) and MartinYula (drums). Also available Roy Buchanan – Live at Rockpalast DVD £19.99 £18.99 7
Connie Lush - Send Me No Flowers £12.75 - Connie Lush is widely recognised as one of the finest blues singers that the United Kingdom has ever produced - a fact confirmed when she was voted Best UK Female Vocalist by readers of Blues In Britain for 5 separate years. She is a highly accomplished songwriter. On this new album, she further enhances this reputation with six self-composed songs (3 co-written) and versions of ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’, Doc Pomus’ ‘Lonely Avenue’, and two traditional numbers ‘Jesus On The Mainline’ and ‘Nobody’s Fault’. Connie is most ably backed by : Peter Wade, guitars; Nick Skorecki, piano, keyboards; Terry Harris, bass; and Michael Weizman, drums. Hokie Joint - The Music Starts to Play £13.99 £12.99 - British blues-based 5-piece, Hokie Joint, release this second, much anticipated album, ‘The Music Starts To Play’ which sees influences drawn from the darkness of the Delta to the depths of Danube. Since releasing their acclaimed debut album ‘The Way It Goes…Sometimes’, Hokie Joint have had the honour of sharing the bill alongside legendary artists. Formed in late 2007, Hokie Joint have created their own unique brand of dirty, roots based groove music reminding the blues world, especially via their dramatic and raw live shows, that the music they hold so dear is about more than just a guitarist’s dexterity. They’ ve been spreading a sound as fresh and vibrant today as the pioneers of the ‘60’s blues revival were before them. Hokie Joint are a little different mixing blues and harmonica with European influences and a refreshing change on the blues scene. The Urban Voodoo Machine - In Black ‘n’ Red £13.99 £12.99 - With their lurching sea shanties, debauched murder ballads, messed-up tangos and whiskey-soaked gypsy stomps, some reckon they’re from the same stable of stallions as Tom Waits and Nick Cave; others point out the last gang in town swagger of The Clash and the hellbound blues that John Lee Hooker first dragged out of the swamp. Featuring between 7 to 12 musicians playing guitars, drums, fiddle, trumpet, banjo, washboard, upright bass, gong, mandolin, accordion, saxophone and even empty bottles & tie racks to build their unique Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’N’Stroll. Also in stock debut album: Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop ’N’ Stroll £12.99
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Larry Garner – Double Dues - Twentieth Anniversary Edition £13.50 - It was 20 years ago when the amazing new and refreshing talent of Larry Garner burst upon the scene with this stone classic album Newly remixed and freshly repackaged this amazing album is put back on the market after many years away. With a set of incredible songs and a diverse range of influences added to his amazingly deep Louisiana blues roots this album led the way for a new generation of contemporary blues artists who enlivened the scene. Larry became a major touring artist and went on to a deal with a major label and his career continues to this day. Tracks: Scared Of You / No Free Rides / Buster / Shut It Down / Dreaming Again / Taxman / Broke Bluesman / Tale Spreaders / California Sister / Past 23 Eric Clapton & Wynton Marsalis - Play The Blues: Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center £13.99 - Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton join forces for the very first time on ‘Play The Blues. The album was recorded in April of this year and features 10 tracks including an amazing version of Layla, with Taj Mahal guesting on two tracks. Tracks: Ice Cream / Forty-Four / Joe Turner’s / The Last Time / Careless Love / Kidman Blues / Layla / Joliet Bound / Just A Closer Walk With Thee (ft Taj Mahal) / 10 Corrine Corrina (ft Taj Majal), Bonus Track: DVD Only - Stagger Lee (ft Taj Majal). Also available 2-disc set featuring both the audio CD and a DVD of the show £15.99. Tracy Nelson - Victim Of The Blues £13.50 £12.75 - Two-time Grammy nominated vocalist Tracy Nelson makes her Delta Groove debut with a strong return to her roots on her latest effort “Victim of the Blues.” Nelson has always had an affinity for the real deep traditional blues art form as evidenced on her very first album, "Deep Are The Roots," recorded for Prestige in Chicago back in 1964. “Victim of the Blues” finds Nelson fully embracing her blues and gospel roots on an inspired program of material that features songs by Jimmy Reed, Otis Spann, Howlin' Wolf, Little Milton and Ma Rainey, along with appearances by special guests Angela Strehli and Marcia Ball. Big Daddy Wilson - Thumb A Rise £13.50 £12.75 - After the positive responds and success of the “Love Is The Key” CD and the “Love Is The KeyTour” , the goal was to produce a fully acoustic CD, using the guys that have been on the road with The Big Daddy Wilson Trio. All songs on this CD are composed by the “Big Daddy Wilson Trio”. Billy C. Farlow - Alabama Swamp Stomp £13.99 - Growing up in Alabama, Indiana and Texas, Billy C. Farlow drew his inspiration from both black and white musicians. On "Alabama Swamp Stomp", his CrossCut Records debut, he's joined by his friends from Mercy, a blues/roots trio from the South of France. The band supplies the perfect, greasy soil for Billy C.'s swamp-drenched blues and r&b. Josh Smith - I'm Gonna Be Ready 2 CD £13.99 - Josh Smith was born in 1979 in Middletown, Connecticut, and raised in Florida. Smith, a sophisticated stylist, leaves plenty of room for piano and organ. But he's not a traditionalist, or revivalist. He loves to play, and it shows. You may hear nods to the Vaughan Brothers, Stevie Ray and Jimmy, and their special Texas blues brew. There are soulful moments of deep intensity, slow blues, tastefully arranged with horns in the background. You may hear Albert Collins, and B.B. King in his playing, too. On his latest release, Josh is supported by some of the finest players in Los Angeles. Includes 4 track bonus CD. Shawn Pittman - Edge Of The World £13.50 - This is Shawn Pittman’s tenth release and contains an inspired program of original material by an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, recalling all the vintage tones and ambiance of the great blues recordings of the 1950's and '60's. Shawn plays virtually every instrument on the CD, handling everything from vocals and guitar, to bass, drums and piano, on top of doubling as the album's producer and engineer! When asked to comment about the inspiration behind his latest CD Pittman simply states “I’m just playing the music I want to hear!” 10
King Mo - King Of The Town £13.75 £12.99 - Dutch Blues Band King MO made quite an entrance in the blues scene. They started touring in April 2009 and within 25 months have recorded 3 CD’s, of which the debut CD ‘Live at la Bonbonnière’ and their second album ‘Sweet Devil’ were both voted best international blues CD of the year in Holland. They received the Dutch Blues Awards for best album 2010 and Sjors Nederlof for best guitarist. Here then is their long-awaited first studio album, recorded in 2010 featuring 7 brand new songs and 2 covers. Various Artists - 35 Years Of Stony Plain 2 CD Set + DVD £13.75 - To celebrate Stony Plain Records’ 35th Anniversary, we’ve put together a specially priced two CD set with a free bonus DVD. Previously unreleased material includes a 1965 Toronto session by Robert Nighthawk, a track by King Biscuit Boy and 3 songs by the late Bob Carpenter. The DVD includes interviews, rare videos and a tribute to the late Jeff Healey. With 41 audio tracks and 10 videos from the vaults of Canada’s independent ‘roots’ music label with complete sleeve notes and graphics. This is a stunning collection and a joyful surprise for true music fans everywhere. Dave Moretti Blues Review - Bluesjob £13.99 £12.99 - “Italy has its best jump blues band and Dave Moretti is the leader!” (Soul Bag Magazine) For young musicians, the afro-american musical heritage is a new, contemporary sound - defined as 'jump without horns' - merging West Coast blues from the Fifties and Sixties with swing, funk, latin rhythms and soul. An intense and entertaining show, capable of appealing to the connoisseur and the casual listener alike. Leader Dave Moretti is considered one of the most interesting young harp players - his sound is compared to that of William Clarke, James Cotton Terry Hanck - Look Out £13.50 £12.99 - Terry Hanck was born in 1944 in Chicago. His first band came together in Berkeley in 1970, the Grayson Street Houserockers. Eventually, Terry’s soulful sax caught the incisive ears of Elvin Bishop who asked him to join his band. Hanck toured with Elvin’s band for 10 years and was even featured on the classic album “Struttin’ My Stuff,” which included the chart-topping smash hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love.” For his latest project “Look Out!,” Terry has assembled a tightly woven outfit featuring top tier talent including ace guitarist Kid Andersen. Terry Hanck is singing better and playing better than he ever has. He’s delivered his strongest album yet - chock full of swinging grooves, inspired musicianship, as well as witty and insightful lyrics. It’s no wonder he’s been twice recognised in recent years with Blues Music Award nominations in 2009 and 2011. Bill Bourne And The Free Radio Band – Bluesland £13.99 - Multiple Juno Award winner Bill Bourne returns with his latest album 'Bluesland', an intense and authentic collection of rock, folk and country, drenched with sultry electric blues sounds. Bookended by the retro rocky opening track ‘Deep Dark Woods’, and the raw country blues rendition of Bob Dylan's ‘Maggie's Farm’, this 8 song collection rocks out against the jazzy influenced tracks like ‘Who's Knockin?’, and classic blues nods like ‘Daily Bread’. Steve Cropper Dedicated: A Salute to the 5 Royales £12.99 - Steve ‘Cropper – guitarist with Booker T and the MG’s, former member of the Blues Brothers Band, and co-writer of ‘(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay’ – releases his first record for Savoy this August, a tribute to R and B doo wop act The 5 Royales. The album features a re-worked selection of the band’s greatest hits, and includes cameo appearances from a whole host of musical legends – BB King, Brian May, Steve Winwood and Bettye Levette to name but four. Tre - I'm Through with the Blues £11.99 - The man with the shortest name on the blues scene has a tall reputation. One of the best guitarists and singers currently working in Chicago,Tre is no retro act. He may have one foot rooted in the urban blues tradition but the other is firmly planted in the 21st-century. A showcase in instrumental and songwriting talents – a contemporary blues performer at his best. 11
Hans Theessink – Jedermann Remixed - The Soundtrack CD £13.99 £12.99 In 2011 the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF commissioned film director Hannes Rossacher to produce the film “Jedermann Remixed” to commemorate the long running success. Rossacher used archive footage from 9 decades to put together a cultural historic puzzle and create a unique performance of Jedermann. ORF and Hannes Rossacher commissioned Hans to produce the soundtrack for the film and select the songs that would fit the themes and scenes. Besides several Theessink originals there are songs by many legendary songwriters: from Bo Diddley to Tom Waits, Hank Williams to Ray Charles, Johnny Cash to Rolling Stones Jagger/Richards. Also available on vinyl for a limited period: £14.99 + £2.50 P&P. Eric Bibb - Blues, Ballads & Work Songs £13.99 - “Blues, Ballads & Work Songs” is an album I have been working on for most of my life. Its release coincides with my 60th birthday and it celebrates the music that first inspired me to become a guitar-playing singer. Being as passionate about writing songs as I am about singing and playing traditional material, I couldn't resist including the self-penned tunes at the end of the record. These newer songs, are the 'children' of the older ones. Harry Manx And Kevin Breit – Strictly Whatever £13.50 - Harry Manx and Kevin Breit, “a match made in guitar heaven”, are unique Canadian players. Both artists contribute original material and lead vocals and includes unique covers of the Bobby Hebb classic “Sunny” and John Lee Hooker’s “Mr Lucky.”
Albums Re Released The Blues Band - Itchy Feet/Brand Loyalty 2 CD Set £12.99 - Double CD from much-loved bluesers features their first releases for Arista from 1981 and 1982. Disc 1: Talkin' Woman Blues / Who's Right, Who's Wrong? / Rock N Roll Radio / Itchy Feet / Ultimatum Time / So Lonely / Maggies Farm / Come On / Turn Around / I Can't Be Satisfied / Got To Love You Baby / Nothin' But The Blues / Let Your Bucket Down / Back Door Man Disc 2: Seemed Like A Good Idea (At The Time) / Rolling Log / I Want To Be Loved / Might As Well Be Me / What Do You Want? / Big Fine Girl / So Bad / Sure Feels Good / Little Baby / Grits Ain't Groceries / Funny Money / Take Me Home / Oo Oo-Ee / Ain't It Tough The Doors - A Collection (6CD Box Set) £24.99 - Their debut album ‘The Doors’ in 1967 showcased the band’s brooding rock, an antithesis to the popular Californian sunshine pop of the 1960s. Followed by ‘Strange Days’, ‘Waiting for the Sun’, ‘The Soft Parade’, ‘Morrison Hotel’ and ‘LA Woman’. It features the 40th anniversary versions of the tracks, remastered by Bruce Botnik, and original artwork in replicated paper sleeves. If you want a smaller collection of The Doors, we have the original 40th Anniversary release now at a big discount. The Doors 40th Anniversary. Previously £14.99 now £8.99 £7.99 Savoy Brown - Raw Sienna/Looking In £12.99 - Two-on-one set of two back-to-back Savoy Brown offerings. Raw Sienna, issued in March of 1970, was the last album to feature the great Chris Youlden, plus the twin-guitar attack of Kim Simmonds and Lonesome Dave Peverett. Looking In, issued six months later, featured Peverett in the vocalist's chair. Savoy Brown - Hellbound Train £8.99 - Stunning live to radio set from veteran British Blues man Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown. Featuring “Spoonful”, “Hellbound Train”, and “Going Down To Mobile”. Tracks: Ain’t No Need To Worry / Going Down To Mobile / Spoonful / Headline News / Hellbound Train / Listen To Your Heart / Street Corner Talking / When You Got A Good Friend. The John Dummer Band – John Dummer’s Famous Band / Blue 2 CD Set £12.99 £11.99 - These albums, released in 1971 and 1972 on the Fontana and Vertigo labels, show a change in direction from their first two albums. With guitarist Dave Kelly replaced by Nick Pickett, the band moved slightly away from their original blues roots, but didn’t really find the commercial success they deserved. Digitally remastered, slipcased and with new notes. 12
Ten Years After - A Space In Time £11.99 - Originally released on the Chrysalis record label. Engineered by Chris Kinsey of Stones fame with Executive Production courtesy of Chris Wright. Sleevenotes by Neil Slaven . Track Listing: One Of These Days / Here They Come / I'd Love To Change The World / Over The Hill / Baby Won't You Let Me Rock 'N' Roll You / Once There Was A Time / Let The Sky Fall / Hard Monkeys / I've Been There Too / Uncle Jam Johnny Winter – Nothin' But The Blues/White, Hot & Blue £12.99 - Two cracking late-70’s albums from Blues Rock guitarist Johnny Winter. Muddy Waters and James Cotton feature on ‘Nothin’ But The Blues’. Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with new notes. Outlaw Blues Band - The Outlaw Blues Band / Breaking In 2CD £13.99 - Californian Outlaw Blues Band recorded these two diverse and musically outstanding albums in 1968 before splitting up. Digitally remastered and slipcased with new notes. B.B. King - Midnight Believer/Take It Home £12.99 - Two B.B. King albums from 1978 and 1979, originally released on the MCA record label. 'Midnight Believer' is a collaboration between King and fellow labelmates of the time, The Crusaders, which combined a funky, contemporary style. 'Take It Home' finds B.B. interpreting several pop-blues tunes. The album features a seven-piece horn section and female backing singers. Also in stock: One Kind Favour £12.99 – Blues Boy 2 CDs £7.99 – Blues Summit £11.99 B.B. King – To Know You Is To Love You/L.A. Midnight 2 CD Set £12.99 - Two Top 100 US albums from 1972 and 1973. 'To Know You Is To Love You' was a Top 40 single as was 'I Like To Live The Love'. B.B. King is still touring and recording. Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with extensive new notes. Taj Mahal - Oooh So Good/Mo’ Roots £12.99 - Taj Mahal is now rightly acclaimed as being one of the blues greats, his work firmly influenced by Delta blues with a bit of Hawaiian music thrown in! ‘Mo’ Roots’ dates from 1974 and has a subtle reggae influence, whilst ‘Oooh So Good ‘N Blues’ is from 1973. Taj is still recording and gigging. Digitally remastered and slipcased and with extensive new notes. Muddy Waters - Muddy, Brass And The Blues / Can’t Get No Grindin’ £12.99 - Two Chess Records albums from Blues great Muddy Waters: 1966’s ‘Muddy, Brass And The Blues’ and 1973’s ‘Can’t Get No Grindin’’. "Muddy, Brass And The Blues’ was a massive undertaking in direction which a couple of years later John Mayall copied on his ‘Crusade’ album. Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with new notes and ads in Record Collector. Muddy Waters - Electric Mud / After The Rain £12.99 - Two hard-edged albums from Bluesman Muddy Waters, originally recorded for the Chess label. Dating from 1968 and 1969, the albums were directed at a new younger audience for Muddy and his band. Critically, these recordings had a mixed reaction but commercially they were a success, with ‘Electric Mud’ being Muddy’s first US Top 200 album. Digitally remastered and slipcased with new notes. Chuck Berry After School Session / Berry Is On Top £12.99 - From 1957 and 1958 comes Chuck’s first Chess albums, featuring such classics as ‘Brown Eyed Handsome Man’, ‘Too Much Monkey Business’, ‘Carol’, ‘Maybellene’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’. Chuck Berry continues to tour, even though he is now into his eighties. Digitally remastered, slipcased and with new notes. Dr Feelgood – The Chess Masters £13.99 - Now available once more, a superb slice of latter-day Dr Feelgood, featuring some of their stage highlights, including Nadine, Date Bait, Send For The Doctor, Suzi Q, Killing Floor and Hoochie Coochie Man. 'Chess Masters is just a fine listen, from start to finish.' Stephen Thomas Erlewine - All Music Guide. 13
Traditional Blues And Other Associated Traditional Music, Past & Present Junior Wells,With Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues - Digipak + extra tracks £12.99 £11.99 - Hoodoo Man Blues’ is considered by most blues aficionados and fans to be one of the very best blues albums of all time. This new digipak reissue contains 2 bonus previously unissued performances, plus 3 alternate takes (two of which were on the standard CD edition), and the 12 tracks from the original LP. There's one completely unissued song, "I Ain't Stranded", and an alternate take to "Yonder Wall" in which Buddy Guy is playing through the Leslie speaker as he did on the title track, something guitar players are still copying to this day. The new doublegatefold digipak and 16 page booklet package contains nine never before seen photos from the recording session. Recorded on September 22 & 23, 1965, Hoodoo Man Blues was the first studio album to capture a working Chicago blues band doing essentially what they did on stage without time constraints to accommodate the singles market. Of course, both Junior Wells & Buddy Guy went on to become international blues stars. The solid rhythm section was : Jack Myers, bass and Bill Warren, drums. 26 tracks in total. Also in stock the previous Hoodoo Man Blues with 2 bonus tracks £9.99 Ernest Lane - 72 Miles from Memphis £13.99 £12.99 - There is no doubting the authenticity of pianist Ernest Lane’s musical credentials. Born in the heart of Delta blues country in Clarksdale, Mississippi he received, along with childhood pal Ike Turner, occasional piano tuition from family friend Pinetop Perkins. He recorded with Robert Nighthawk for Chess records and later joined the Ike and Tina Turner Revue After a spell away from music he joined Ike Turner again and now, following Ike's death, leads his former backing band the Kings of Rhythm. There is no sign here that age has in any way diminished Ernest Lane’s abilities. He is in fine form on both piano and vocals and the set includes some stirring instrumentals The Big Doowopper - All in the Joy £12.99 - Chicago Street musician the Big DooWopper is a unique performer. His colourful personality embraces every song, every phrase, every note. The original songs on this disc reflect his musical influences: soul, blues, gospel, rock 'n' roll and doo-wop, while covers include his own arrangement of Prince’s "Purple Rain" in which he laid down all the four-part vocal harmonies. Commuters have long been enjoying the Big DooWopper as he travels with his keyboard between the red and blue subway train lines near Washington and State. Now in the studio playing piano and organ backed by a rhythm section and hot guitarist Richie Davis he really gets to strut his stuff, giving a wider audience the chance to to be All in the Joy Demetria Taylor - Bad Girl £12.99 - Eddie Taylor's daughter Demetria proves that talent runs in the family. On the evidence of this she's the natural heir to Koko Taylor as her passionate vocals light up a set up Chicago blues standards , culminating in a scorching version of "Wang Dang Doodle". The band – Eddie Taylor Jr and Shun Kikuta trading guitar riffs underpinned by a tight as they come rhythm section – could have held their own with the very best back in the Chess Records heyday. Classic blues played with fresh verve rather than slavish imitation Kenny Blue Boss Wayne - An Old Rock on a Roll £13.99 - Kenny Wayne is the missing link between legendary blues and boogie-woogie piano players and contemporary blues. He was raised in New Orleans but has been a long-time Vancouver resident and is the winner of the prestigious Canadian Juno award His bass-heavy boogie piano work and original songs make for powerful performances and he is assisted here by Duke Robillard, who produced the album and plays guitar on all tracks. Little Victor - Boogie All Night £12.99 - Long awaited new album Recorded One-Take by Kile Harris in Phoenix, Arizona. With Johnny Rapp, Mario Moreno, Bill Tarsha, Brian Fahey, Bob Corritore, Dave Forster & Sophie Kay Little Victor is an excellent harmonica player and an exemplary keeper of the flame for the old school, down home blues. His rowdy, joyous showmanship, larger than life personality, and deep understanding of the fine points have made him a popular international festival attraction. 14
Various Artists - Blind Man Blues 2 CD Set £7.99 £6.99 - This 2CD set celebrates the triumph of musical talent over the adversity of blindness and extreme poverty, the results of which being some of the rawest blues tracks you will ever hear. This is no frills stripped down stuff with iconic performances from the likes of Blind Boy Fuller, Sleepy John Estes, Bo Carter, Blind Willie McTell, Ray Charles and many more. Jimmy Reed - I’m Jimmy Reed 2 CD Set £7.50 - This is the complete blues deluxe 2CD digi-book edition of the classic 1958 album from the blues great plus bonus disc featuring rarities from the vee-jay vaults. The tracks on the bonus disc avoid his best-known material and most of these selections are b-sides or album only tracks. Many of them have only ever previously appeared on Charly LPs during the 80s. Reverend Gary Davis - Ragtime Guitar / Children Of Zion £12.99 - One of the leading exponents of ragtime guitar, Davis was born blind but taught himself to play guitar. He eked out a living busking on the streets, and after the Second World War started to record more prolifically.Stefan Grossman championed him and was responsible for bringing him to Europe for festivals and concerts in the late 60s and early 70s. Digitally remastered and slipcased with extensive new notes. John Lee Hooker - Anthology £8.99 £7.99 - Don't miss the chance to own 60 timeless tracks from blues legend John Lee Hooker. This 3CD digitally remastered set from Not Now Music features a comprehensive selection of songs and fan favourites such as 'Dimples', 'I Want To Talk About You', 'Whiskey And Wimmen' and many more. Little Walter - Rock Bottom 2 CD Set £7.99 £6.99 - This 2CD set from the legendary harmonica player features 47 classic tracks with highlights including 'Mean Old World', 'My Babe, 'You Better Watch Yourself', title track 'Rock Bottom' and many more blues favourites. Various Artists - The Bobby Robinson Story- £18.99 - Bobby Robinson was one of the great record men of the 20th century and this 4CD set comprehensively explores his legacy . Bobby Robinson recorded such greats as Elmore James, Lightnin Hopkins, Wilbert Harrison, Sam Myers, Ted Prysock, Brownie McGhee and Bobby Marchan and they are all here along with classics such as Tarheel Slim’s “Number 9 Train” and a slew of rocking R&B by Buster Brown and others. Muddy Waters - Natural Born Lover 2 CD Set £8.75 - This superb package features the A and B sides of every single released between 1953 and 1960 for one of the most influential blues artists of the past 50 years, Muddy Waters. Includes such iconic hits as “Got My Mojo Working”, “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, “Mannish Boy” and “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man”. Fully detailed liner notes. Howlin' Wolf - The Wolf Is At Your Door 2 CD Set £8.75 - Howlin’ Wolf was a primal force in the history of the blues and worthy to be labelled one the most important and influential blues artists of the past 50 years. This is the first time that his music has been presented in this way featuring the A and B sides from every single he released between 1951 and 1960. Fantastic and iconic tracks such as “Smokestack Lighting”, “Spoonful” and “How Many More Years” Fully detailed liner notes cover his entire career top this superb 2CD off perfectly. A new series called Blues Greats has been released by Universal to celebrate the centenary of the Blues. There are eight in the series and each CD costs £6.75 or you can buy them all for £49. Choose from: Howlin' Wolf - John Lee Hooker - Sonny Boy Williamson - Buddy Guy - Muddy Waters Jimmy Rogers - Little Walter - Memphis Slim. Various Artists – Vee-Jay Records Presents The Blues 2 CD Set £12.99 - Original 1960 compilation along with bonus disc featuring Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and classic Vee-Jay artists. Various - The Delta Records Story £9.99 - A side project to Bullet Records releasing sporadic recordings over a number of years 1950 – 1970’s Various - The Rich Records Story: Music City, Motor City & The Big Easy £9.99 - John R" Richbourg legendary R&B disc Jockeys in Nashville, started his own Rich Records with releases in 1950’s and 1960’s. 15
Blues & Blues/Rock DVDs Jack Bruce - Golden Days DVD £7.99 - This DVD contains two complete and very different concerts by Jack Bruce filmed for the German TV series Rockpalast. The first concert, filmed at the Grugahalle in Essen on 19 October 1980, features a stellar band of Clem Clempson (guitars), Billy Cobham (drums) and David Sancious (keyboards), a line-up that had come together for the album ‘I’ve Always Wanted To Do This’ earlier that year. The set features many songs from that album alongside Cream classics and other Jack Bruce solo tracks. The second concert is a completely solo performance with Jack Bruce at the piano which really emphasizes the quality of his voice and the brilliance of his songwriting. The two shows make a great combination. Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - All I Want Is Everything DVD £7.99 This DVD contains two complete concerts filmed for German TV. The main show is a 2 ½ hour concert from the Cologne 1992 and the bonus is a shorter set from Essen in 1979. The 1992 concert was part of the ‘Better Days’ album tour. The 1979 show was one of their earliest in Europe and captures the band as they were breaking out to a wider audience. Both these concerts show what a blisteringly good live band they are. Features many Southside Johnny classics including his signature song ‘I Don’t want To Go Home’, ‘The Fever’, ‘Talk To Me’, ‘This Time It’s For Real’, and his definitive take on Springsteen’s ‘Hearts Of Stone’. Over three and a half hours on live music! Roy Buchanan - Live at Rockpalast DVD £19.99 - It is a performance that shows Roy Buchanan’s genius on the guitar in an extremely unique way – especially with his brilliant covers by artists including Jimi Hendrix or Don Gibson. It is no secret, however, that Roy Buchanan was particularly able to present his outstanding talents during his live performances - most of which were unfortunately not recorded. Fans who loved his album “Live in Japan” will also enjoy these momentous recordings! An impressive legacy! B.B.King - B.B.King Soundstage Live DVD £15.99 - With trademark Gibson "Lucille" settled on his lap, B.B. King is in his element in this unforgettable performance, recorded in High-Definition for the PBS concert series Soundstage. Filled with staggering guitar jams on hits like "Thrill Is Gone" and "Let The Good Times Roll," the 12-song set also includes appearances by special guests Terrence Howard, Solange and Richie Sambora, who stop by to perform with and pay tribute to the renowned blues master. Collectable 12” Vinyl Robert Johnson The Complete Collection 2 LP Set - £22 + £2.50 P&P
This 2LP gatefold set includes 29 classic songs all written and performed by the legendary bluesman.
Collectable 12” Vinyl Howlin Wolf Blues From Hell 2 LP Set - £22 + £2.50 P&P
Collectable 12” Vinyl John Lee Hooker Whiskey And Wimmen 2 LP set - £22 + £2.50 P&P
Featuring 27 classic tracks, an 2LP gatefold 180g Vinyl) includes essential selection of tracks from two iconic John Lee Hooker Veethe influential bluesman on 180g Jay albums, 'I'm John Lee vinyl. Hooker' and 'Travelin'.