Jack Dupree – Blues From The Gutter Champion (LP)

This is the 1958 masterwork album of Champion Jack Dupree’s long and prolific career. Cut in New York  with a blasting band that included saxist Pete Brown and guitarist Larry Dale, the Jerry Wexler-produced Atlantic collection provides eloquent testimony to Dupree’s eternal place in the New Orleans blues and barrelhouse firmament. There’s some decidedly down-in-the-alley subject matter — “Can’t Kick the […]

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John Mayall – Find A Way To Care (Digipack CD)

£10.99 or less For over 50 years John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British blues”. In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne’s label, Forty Below Records and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance. This revival continues with the […]

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JEREMY SPENCER: Coventry Blue (CD)

Jeremy Spencer, legendary British Blues slide guitarist and original member of Fleetwood Mac announces his new album “Coventry Blue”. If you consider yourself a Blues aficionado and recognize its elemental role in the evolution of Rock history, then you are aware of Jeremy Spencer as one of the premier guitarists of the late 1960s and […]

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Fleetwood Mac And The Christine Perfect Band – Hey Baby (Vinyl 180 LP)

180 gram vinyl LP featuring 4 studio tracks by The Christine Perfect Band from 1968 and featuring the Yardbirds original guitarist Top Tophem, plus 5 tracks by the fledgling Fleetwood Mac after Peter Green left featuring Christine Perfect, Danny Kirwan and Jeremy Spencer alongside Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. Tracks: Hey Baby / It’s You I Miss / […]

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Britten to America – video interview with Sir Mark Elder

Gramophone Magazine: As his centenary year draws to a close, we can look back at some wonderful new recordings of Britten’s music: Philip Hingham’s disc of the Cello Suites (Delphi an), Oliver Knudsen conducting The Rape of Lucretius at Aldeburgh (Virgin Classics), Ian Bostridge recording Britten’s songs with Antonio Pappano and Xuefei Yang (EMI Classics), […]

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PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19; Violin Concerto No. 2 in g, Op. 35; Solo Sonata in D Major, Op. 115 – Vadim Gluzman, v./ Estonian Nat. Sym. Orch./ Neeme Jarvi – BIS

Audiophile Audition / Gary Lemco writes ….. Strong collaborations and incisive sound editing give us fine interpretations of Prokofiev’s major violin works. Continues HERE

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Atlantic Jazz Legends (20 CD) Box Set

  They tell us ….. 20 classic jazz albums from the iconic label at a great price! To a whole generation of listeners, the name Atlantic actually means Atlantic Jazz.  From the mid-1950s, the label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson started a separate series to embrace what was then called “modern […]

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Carnegie Hall 1971 (CD) by Canned Heat With John Lee Hooker

Blues rock icons Canned Heat teamed up with blues legend John Lee Hooker for the classic 1971 double album Hooker n’ Heat and embarked on a subsequent historic tour together that has been captured here in all its glory!  This vintage set shakes and boogies with tons of authentic blues rhythms including the fantastic “Back […]

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MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD: The Record Plant ’73 (CD)

We are told: In a Rolling Stone interview Dylan remembered Bloomfield as “the guy that I always miss….. he had so much soul. And he knew all the styles”. Al Kooper, that “he had 90% talent, 10% ambition”and in 1966 Clapton called him “music on two legs” Combining stinging treble-tone, articulate and fluid phrasing and […]

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MIKE BLOOMFIELD: Buried Alive In The Blues (6CD Box)

They tell us…. Limited edition 6CD Box Set featuring four FM broadcasts from 1973 to 1978 An Introductory pre-order price of £14.99 for first 100 orders. Disc 1. Record Plant, Sausalito – KSAN-FM, 22nd April 1973 1. (Better Stop Drinkin’ That Wine) Sonny Boy 2. (I Want You To) Love Me Woman 3. Swingin’ Time […]

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JEFF HEALEY: Heal My Soul (CD)

We are told: • Heal My Soul is Jeff Healey’s first album of original songs in 15 years • 2016 marks Jeff Healey’s 50th birthday which will be celebrated throughout the year • A worldwide media initiative is underway introducing Heal My Soul and highlighting the 50th celebration   PROVOGUE COMMEMORATES JEFF HEALEY’S 50TH BIRTHDAY WITH […]

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FLEETWOOD MAC: Live – 3 CD

    3CD Set in round box remastered vintage live recordings of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.  Boston is a 3CD set which collects live recordings from an earlier era of the band’s colourful history. The set features the classic blues line-up of Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John McVie and Jeremy Spencer. Originally recorded […]

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RICK DANKO: Live From The Blue Note, Boulder Co. 1979 (CD)

    We are told: RICK DANKO was and will forever be known as one of the three singingmembers of THE BAND as well as their bassist.Their principle lead singer on their classic first album and was the second of the members to join the group, THEHAWKS back in the day backing RONNIE HAWKINS and […]

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JOHN COLTRANE: European Tour 1961 (7CD Box Set)

We are told ….. To mark the 50th anniversary of his death, theFrench Le Chant du Monde label release the mostcomplete set so far of the much-bootlegged 1961European Tour. The box set contains all extant material from the shows in Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm and also includes (unlike other sets onthe market) the 27th […]

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The Record Plant ’73 (CD) by Michael Bloomfield with Mark Naftalin

In a Rolling Stone interview Dylan remembered Bloomfield as “the guy that I always miss….. he had so much soul. And he knew all the styles”.  Al Kooper, that “he had 90% talent, 10% ambition”and in 1966 Clapton called him “music on two legs” Combining stinging treble-tone, articulate and fluid phrasing and headlong full tilt […]

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: Live in Texas ’87

  Majestic Theater, San Antonio, TX February 1st, 1987 Having finally conquered his addiction to alcohol and cocaine, in November 1986 Stevie Ray Vaughan embarked on his legendary Live Alive tour, generally reckoned to boast some of the finest performances of his career. Backed by Reese Wynans (keyboards), Tommy Shannon (bass) and Chris Layton (drums), […]

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BUDDY GUY: I’ll Play The Blues For You… Live (CD)

We are told: “I didn’t know a Strat could sound like that until I heard Buddy Guy” proclaimed Jeff Beck whose gestures were not alone. Countless accolades from across the music spectrum queue up in honour of the original blues innovator. The likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Wyman, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton […]

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TASTE: The Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals:I’ll Remember (4CD Box Set)

  We are told: I’ll Remember, an archival box set featuring the music of Taste, the Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals. The four disc set will feature both studio albums (1969′s Taste and the 1970 follow-up On The Boards) expanded with many alternate versions of album tracks. The third CD is full of live audio from 1970 […]

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ALLMAN BROTHERS: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 30th December 1979 WLIR – FM Broadcast (Limited Ed/300 Clear Vinyl 3LP)

We are told: Stricktly limited to 300 copies.  Clear vinyl 3LP.  The band had split during the narcotic mayhem of the 41 date 75/76 tour, where Gregg testified in the trial of security man to the Allmans Scooter Herring resulting in the latter’s 75 year prison sentence. Leavell, Williams and Jaimoe continued with Sea Level, […]

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CHICK COREA (piano) and BELA FLECK (banjo): Two – Concord Jazz

 Audiophile Audition / John Henry writes ….. This is a live version follow-up to an earlier studio album the pair entitled The Enchantment. Ten of the 11 tracks are repeats, but the improvisations go on about twice as long in each case. These are among the best duets ever recorded, and the rather strange combination […]

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