Buried Alive In The Blues (6CD Box)

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 Woman 4. I’m […]

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Howlin’ Wolf: Essential Original Album (3CD)

This release presents some of the best recordings made by the electrifying Howlin’ Wolf, one of the greatest characters in blues history. All of the tracks included here are studio recordings with excellent sound quality, and showcase Howlin’ Wolf both as a singer and playing harmonica and guitar. • The three complete original albums contained […]

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ETTA JAMES: The Dreamer

  From the archives ….. Etta James, Adele’s favourite singer, has been a dynamic singer for more than 50 years.Now 73 and beset by ill health. Problems following gastric surgery and sepsis have been followed, sadly, by reports of Leukaemia and dementia. Her past has certainly been dramatic and the ravages of addiction show in […]

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Disbanded 1973 – Family: A rock band far far ahead of it’s time.

  A blues-based band with art-rock inclinations, Family was one of the more interesting groups of hippie-era Britain. Fronted by the deft and frequently excellent guitar playing of John “Charlie” Whitney and the raspy, whisky-and-cigarette voice of Roger Chapman, Family was much loved in England and Europe but barely achieved cult status in America. While […]

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INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Beatles and the blues

“Sexual intercourse began in 1963, noted Philip Larkin, between the end of the Chatterley ban and the Beatles’ first LP. The career of Indian classical music in the western world began roughly three years later, when George Harrison, alerted to Ravi Shankar’s virtuosity by the Byrds, took a short crash course in the sitar from […]

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MIKE BLOOMFIELD: Live At Mc Cabe’s Guitar Workshop: 1/1/77 (CD)

Mike Bloomfield was one of the great and unique artists of our era. Considered by millions to be America’s answer to Eric Clapton, his effect on both musicians and public alike has been no less. A master guitarist, arranger and writer, Bloomfield has the honor of being responsible for turning many millions of white American […]

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GARY MOORE: Blues And Beyond (4CD + Book Box Set)

We are told: Gary Moore’s Blues and Beyond, a remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings. Blues and Beyond is released on double CD, 4 LP and as a box set, which includes unreleased live recordings and the official Gary Moore biography I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow written by Harry Shapiro. Best […]

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Essential Original Albums – Howlin’ Wolf (3CD)

We are told: This release presents some of the best recordings made by the electrifying Howlin’ Wolf, one of the greatest characters in blues history. All of the tracks included here are studio recordings with excellent sound quality, and showcase Howlin’ Wolf both as a singer and playing harmonica and guitar. • The three complete […]

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ELVIN BISHOP: My Father’s Place, New York 1979 (CD)

We are told: Incredible performance, live at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, New York The entire original WLIR-FM broadcast Professionally re-mastered with background liners and rare archival photos. Elvin Bishop, live at My Father’s Place, Roslyn, New York on 23rd November 1979. Blues, rock’n’roll, country, and soul were all on the program when Elvin Bishop played […]

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ROBERT CRAY: The Redux Club, Dallas Tx.Jan 21st 1987 (CD)

We are told: Smokin’ set from Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, Broadcast live by Q-102 FM. Riding high on the success of this Grammy Award winning 4th album ‘Strong Persuader’ Cray is joined by Stevie Ray Vaughan for a stunning Strat duel finale. 01 I Guess I Showed Her 02 Still Around 03 T-Bone Shuffle 04 […]

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Outward Bound / South Of I-10 (2CD)

  We are told: Sonny Landreth is an American blues musician from southwest Louisiana. He is best known for his slide guitar playing, having developed a technique where he also frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments by fretting behind the slide while he plays.  Eric Clapton has said that Landreth is one […]

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Texas Blues Man (Limited Green Vinyl LP)

  We are told: Lightnin’ Hopkins had already recorded dozens, if not hundreds, of sides for various labels by the time he hooked up with Chris Strachwitz in the late ‘50s, but his recordings for Strachwitz’s Arhoolie label are some of the rawest and strongest of his career. Originally released in 1968, this classic slab […]

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Keep It To Ourselves (Limited 200g 45rpm Vinyl 2LP)

We are told: Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog tapes  Deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds’ state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings An American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, from Mississippi. One of the greatest bluesmen ever. His harp, vocals, and songwriting […]

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From the archives: Channa Vithana / “I grew out of Clapton and the Stones as my twenties faded because I can’t stand their bland dinner-party classic status, after one too many of their “

Previously published on September 17, 2012Channa’s (formerly of Hi-Fi World and now of Hi-Fi Choice joins us as guest writer for a short series of contributions. Prologue Music continues to be within the very structure of my life. Consequently, I use it as non-background direct stimulus when I work, or equally as engrossing and positively […]

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JOE FILISKO: For a man bearing such a burden, you’d think Joe Filisko would have broader shoulders…

  We caught up with the harpmaster at his one UK appearance, in Brighton, en route to the Northampton Blues Week. For a man bearing such a burden, you’d think Joe Filisko would have broader shoulders. I mean, considering the fact that he’s hoisted the entire tradition of blues harmonica up on them things, you’d […]

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Soundstage – Blues Summit In Chicago 1974 (DVD) by Muddy Waters And Friends

  Muddy Waters (1913-1983) was frequently considered the father of Chicago blues.  Born in Mississippi and discovered there in 1941 by musicologist Alan Lomax, he moved to the Windy City in 1943 and proceeded to refine and redefine the sound of the blues, inspiring not just future artists in the genre but, significantly, those who […]

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