I Thought I Was A Child (CD) by Bonnie Raitt

LIVE IN-HOUSE RECORDING FROM CLOVER STUDIOS 1976. In 1976, Bonnie Raitt made an appearance on Warren Zevon’s eponymous album alongside Jackson Browne, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. She also performed the set included on this CD at the The Clover Studios in Hollywood on 29th February before a tiny invited audience. And while the recording […]

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Gary Moore – Live At Bush Hall 2007 (CD) inc. track listing

The late Gary Moore was one of the finest and most respected guitarists of his generation. This show, recorded at London’s Bush Hall on 17th May 2007, was originally broadcast by Planet Rock radio. This is the first time the recording has been made available outside of this original broadcast. The concert features a number […]

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Buddy Guy – ‘I Worry About The Future Of Blues Music’

Buddy Guy is the blues, and he’s our connection to a genre that’s embedded in the history of America. But it’s a sound the guitarist fears is fading. Born and raised in Louisiana without running water or electricity, Guy tells NPR’s David Greene, “They got some mosquitoes in Louisiana that can almost lift you out […]

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WALTER TROUT: The Outsider – 25th Anniversary Series LP3 (Vinyl 180g 2LP)

From our archives: The 25th Anniversary Series is very limited high quality vinyl releases of some of the best Walter Trout catalogue released in special packaging. Each release is very limited to only 2,000 copies worldwide and produced on high quality 180g vinyl and a maximum of 20 minutes per side. These are a must […]

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Mahalia Jackson’s Gospel Book by Mahalia Jackson

Considered by many to be as the greatest gospel singer ever to live, Mahalia Jackson’s popularity extended across racial divides, she was gospel’s first superstar, and even decades after her death she remains, for many listeners, a defining symbol of the music’s transcendent power. With her singularly expressive contralto, Jackson continues to inspire the generations […]

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Albert Collins And The Icebreakers – Live At Rockpalast (2CD+DVD)

“Dear friends, today live at Rockpalast: The Icebreakers!”With these words Albrecht Metzger announced the band, which the audience of the Westfalenhalle 2 in Dortmund, Germany didn’t know too much about.That’s why the welcome was a little lukewarm at first, but about ten minutes later the enthusiasm was rising.After the opener “Sweet Home Chicago” and “She´s […]

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Muddy Waters and Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s ‘mind-blowing’ station show

On 7 May 1964, a gaggle of excited passengers alighted on to a rainy disused railway station platform in south Manchester and took their seats for what one of the city’s leading music academics says was a “massively culturally significant” gig. The show at Whalley Range’s Wilbraham Road station, recorded for Granada TV as the […]

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BONNIE RAITT: Under The Falling Sky

This package contains two performances from Grammy Winner Bonnie Raitt’s early career including a rare solo acoustic performance•Includes staples of Bonnie Raitt’s early career including songs from Randy Newman Steve Winwood Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt •Rarely Seen Photographs •Liner notes by Broadcaster/Author Jon Kirkman •Presented In Cardboard Gatefold Sleeve, Grammy award winning artist Bonnie Raitt began […]

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Howlin’ Wolf

“…Wolf migrated to the Windy City and thereafter recorded directly for Leonard and Phil Chess. Within another year, Willie Dixon was brought in as studio bassist and contributing songwriter. The result of these musical interactions was Wolf creating a litany of masterworks throughout his first decade of recording, a stellar songbook that ranged from his […]

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The Great Modern Blues Artists

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated March 08, 2017 As rich in talent as the early blues era was, artists like Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and Son House set the stage for bluesmen in the 1940s and ’50s to succeed commercially, thus bringing the blues to a mass audience. It’s tough narrowing any list of […]

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LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS: His Blues (2CD)

We are told ….. Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins’ career stretched across five decades and some 40 plus labels, not counting subsidiaries, though he seemed to settle for long periods with particular producers, burning out many along the way. When the 34 year-old Sam Hopkins entered Radio Recorders Studio in November of 1946 he probably had no […]

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Luther Dickinson – Blues & Ballads – A Folksinger’s Songbook: Volumes I & II (CD)

  “‘Blues & Ballads’, this acoustic collection of songs interpreted simply, recorded live, solo or with a small group of friends,celebrates my relationship between music, songs, the written word and legacy. ‘Blues & Ballads’ celebrates the American oral tradition of blues and folk songs, not only being passed down and evolving but being transcribed (the […]

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Steve Miller Band – Live At The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, April 28th 1968 (2CD)

‘One of the top San Francisco bluesrockers during the late 60s’ – www.allmusic.com Awesome San Francisco psych / blues Finally available on CD Two-disc set Includes background notes / rare photos The Steve Miller Band are one of themost legendary of all the acts thatflourished in late 1960s San Francisco.Recorded at the city’s legendaryCarousel Ballroom at the […]

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What is the Chicago Blues Style?

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated February 12, 2017 When American became embroiled in World War II, it served to increase the exodus of African-Americans from the Southern states northward to cities like St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago. Former sharecroppers were moving out of the rural areas of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to find jobs […]

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Bonnie Rait “Slipstream”

More of mainstream rocker than a true hardcore blueswoman, when Bonnie Raitt cuts loose on her slide-guitar (learned firsthand from Mississippi Fred McDowell), the blues notes fall like rain. Raitt earned her blues pedigree the hard way, performing alongside greats like McDowell, Sippie Wallace, and Howlin’ Wolf, so we’ll cut her some slack ’round these […]

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