The Lost Chess Tapes (Limited Grey Vinyl LP) by The Rolling Stones

We are told ….. During 1964 The Stones booked two sessions at the legendary Chess studios. They recorded the big hits ‘It’s All Over Now’ and ‘Time Is On My Side’. Also recorded were eight legendary outtakes which were never officially released including ‘Goodbye Girl’, a rare Bill Wyman composition. Also included are bonus tracks […]

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First Winter (CD) by Johnny Winter

We are told ….. The First Generation of Rock/Blues/Early Soul. Released in 1969 on the Buddahy label sees its first ever release onto CD. Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970  

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JOHN MAYALL: Talk About That (CD)

They tell us….. Iconic musician and Blues Hall of Fame member John Mayall releases his latest CD, Talk About That. Joining Mayall (vocals, keyboards, harmonica and guitar) and Greg Rzab (bass), Jay Davenport (drums) and Rocky Athas (guitar) as special guest is legendary guitarist Joe Walsh, who plays on two tracks, “The Devil Must Be […]

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Paul Butterfield – Live New York 1970 (2CD)

  In the sixties when ELEKTRA RECORDS was the go-to label for the coolest releases around (THE DOORS,LOVE, etc.), PAUL BUTTERFIELD recorded three albums including the classic ‘East West’.Featured on the album is DAVID SANBORN on auto saxophone, along with TREVOR LAWRENCE, GENEDINWIDDIE, and STEVE MADAIO, completing the brass section with RALPH WALSH on guitar.This […]

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Keep It To Ourselves (Limited 200g 45rpm Vinyl 2LP) by Sonny Boy Williamson

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 We are told ….. An American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, from Mississippi. One of the greatest bluesmen ever. His harp, vocals, and […]

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Live At The Half Note (2CD) by Horace Silver Feat. Woody Shaw

• Brilliant performance live at the Half Note • Includes the entire broadcast • Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality • Background liners Having played with and written for Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Miles Davis and many others, by the late 50s saxophonist and pianist Horace Silver was pioneering hard bop, incorporating elements of […]

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SLIM HARPO: Why he remains king bee of the blues

John Clarke writes: Back when the Rolling Stones were proud to be the voice of revolt and Mick Jagger was as far away from his knighthood as Zayn Malik is from a seat in the House of Lords, they were, very occasionally, modest, not to say humble. A couple  years after cutting their eponymous first […]

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Allman Brothers – Macon City Auditorium 1972 (2CD)

The story of the Allman Brothers Band is one of triumph, tragedy, redemption, dissolution and a new redemption. For the first half of the 1970s, this iconic band was the most influential rock group in America, redefining popular music and its boundaries. The group’s mix of blues, country, jazz and classical influences, along with their powerful extended on-stage […]

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Jeff Beck Live at B.B. Kings Blues Club: The Collector’s Edition (Vinyl LP)

We are told ….. “Whenever Jeff Beck performs in a concert setting, it’s always an event. This legendary guitarist can play for thousands one night in a stadium, the next day in a theater, or for this special occasion the intimate B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. This ultra rare recording reunites the […]

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JOHN MAYALL: Talk About That (CD)

They tell us ….. Iconic musician and Blues Hall of Fame member John Mayall releases his latest CD, Talk About That. Joining Mayall (vocals, keyboards, harmonica and guitar) and Greg Rzab (bass), Jay Davenport (drums) and Rocky Athas (guitar) as special guest is legendary guitarist Joe Walsh, who plays on two tracks, “The Devil Must […]

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Woodstock Revival, 10 Year Anniversary Festival 1979 on 8th September 1979.(CD) by Johnny Winter

We are told …..   Johnny Winter, live at Woodstock Revival, 10 Year Anniversary Festival 1979 on 8th September 1979. There have been several high profile anniversary reunions for Woodstock 10, 25 and 30 years after this iconic event first took place, but one of the most interesting occurred when many of the original musicians […]

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CHAMPION JACK DUPREE:Live At Rockpalast – Cologne 1980 (2CD+DVD)

We are told ….. In 1959, former boxing Champion Jack Duprée bid his farewell to the US and settled in Europe where he toured and recorded constantly. One of the highlights in Duprée’s career was his appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1971. His live shows were a mixture of barrelhouse blues and boogie, […]

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JUNIOR PARKER: New release – Like It Is / Honey-Drippin’ Blues (CD)

  They tell us ….. Junior Parker’s two albums for Mercury Records, dating from 1967 and 1969 Parker’s driving blues made him a force to be reckoned with, with his distinctive vocals and harmonica style Sadly he was cut down in his prime, dying during surgery for a brain tumour in 1971 Digitally remastered and […]

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Essential Listening: Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal’s three Warner Bros albums from 1976, 1977 and 1978. From his early days as a member of the Rising Sons with Ry Cooder, Mahal has had a long, commercially successful (and critically acclaimed) career. ‘Music Fuh Ya’ made the US Top 200, and he followed it by the soundtrack for the civil rights […]

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Groundhogs ‘Solid’ – is it worth the money?

“On the surface, the Groundhogs could easily have become one of the dozens of British “blooze and boogie” bands that cropped up in the late ’60s and early ’70s in the manner of Savoy Brown or Foghat, but Tony (T.S.) McPhee’s ideas and ambitions were just eccentric enough to push the band into directions too […]

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Bonnie Rait – Dig In Deep (CD)

The record follows Bonnie’s hugely successful 2012 release ‘Slipstream’, which was one of the best-selling independent albums of 2012 and earned Bonnie a GRAMMY for Best Americana Album — her tenth career GRAMMY win. Now, with ‘Dig In Deep’, Raitt returns with her characteristic, incomparable blend of blues, rock, R&B, and pop, and a healthy dose of the signature slide […]

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Buddy Guy Live at Legends

Thom Jurek writes ….. Live at Legends captures the raging bluesman during a blistering set at his club in early 2010, playing pretty much exactly what you’d expect: “Damn Right I Got the Blues,” “Best Damn Fool,” and medleys of “I Just Want to Make Love to You/Chicken Heads,” “Boom Boom/Strange Brew,” and “Voodoo Chile/Sunshine […]

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Climax Blues Band – Live, Rare & Raw:1973-1979 (3CD)

A brand new compilation that charts the period when the Climax Blues band accelerated from club act to US Top 40 regularsand, finally, Top 3 hit makers with ‘Couldn’t Get it Right’.Accompanying frontman Colin Cooper (vocals, sax) and Pete Haycock (guitar, vocals), both now sadly deceased, were JohnCuffley (drums) and Derek Holt (bass, vocals). The […]

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