ELMORE JAMES: The Broomdusters Box’ (3LP box set + 2 bonus CDs of the vinyl albums)

King of the electric slide guitar and one of the most influential blues guitarists/vocalists of all time, Elmore had his first hit in 1951, with “Dust My Broom”, the opening riff of which is perhaps the single most recognizable in the history of blues.  Featuring some early sides with Ike Turner on piano, and “classic” […]

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TajMo (CD) by Taj Mahal / Keb’ Mo’

We are told: TajMo marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who’ve already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create […]

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George Thorogood Interview

By Reverend Keith A. Gordon Blues Expert:  The 34 years since the release of their self-titled 1977 debut album, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have forged a career of exceptional durability. Delivering guitar-driven roadhouse rock and houserockin’ blues, the blueprint established by that debut has been followed by the band ever since, and songs from […]

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Canned Heat – Live In Concert 1979 Parr Meadows Long Island (CD)

Live In Concert 1979 Parr Meadows Long Island There have been quite a few high profile events to commemorate the legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival, but one of the most interesting occurred when many of the original musicians who had performed at Woodstock converged in Long Island’s Parr Meadows to celebrate the 10th anniversary. Unlike later […]

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Chicago Blues – Milestones of Legends (10CD Box Set) by Various @ £14.99

We are informed ….. 10 CD box set containing twenty original albums from all the giants of the electric Chicago blues, including Muddy Waters, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James, King Curtis, Freddie King and Little Brother Montgomery.

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JACK WHITE: Talking about the Mississippi blues artists: ‘They changed the world’

\Jack White learned his craft listening to the blues legends of the 20s and 30s on albums released by a tiny Scottish label. And now he’s rereleasing Document Records’ archive on vinyl. t was shortly before Christmas when Gary Atkinkson met Jack White just after the latter came off stage at the Winter Gardens in […]

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ROBERT CRAY: With special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Redux Club, Dallas Tx.Jan 21st 1987 (CD)

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 Right Next Door […]

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WALTER TROUT: Breakin’ the Rules – 25th Anniversary series LP 5 (Vinyl 180g 2LP

To celebrate 25 years as a solo artist, Provogue Records is releasing 10 original albums from Walter Trout on vinyl.  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 […]

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Blues music: Interview – Paul Rishell / Annie Raines

From the archives – several years ago Paul Rishell & Annie Raines were interviewed by Y6 pupils* at Russell Hall Primary School, West Yorkshire following their workshop at the school and prior to their appearance in Keighley. * Thanks to Laura, Daniel, Natasha, Emily, Holly, Scott, Lauren & Lucy. Who or what encouraged you to […]

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Walter Trout – Battle Scars (CD)

Deluxe edition digipack with extended booklet and 2 bonus tracks. Joyful, energized guitar-and-vocal performances frame the dozen original songs that narrate his hard-won, life-or-death struggle waiting for, and ultimately receiving, a life-saving liver transplant. With bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s new album, […]

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Robert Cray – 4 Nights of 40 Years Live (CD+DVD)

Contemporary blues icon Robert Cray will be celebrating his 40 years of performing with an incredible live release, ‘4 Nights of 40 Years Live’ on 28th August 2015. This live album was recorded at Venture, Belly Up, Saban Theatre and his rehearsal studio in Dec 2014. Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain 90 minutes of […]

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RORY GALLAGHER: The Complete 1991 Interview

Rory Gallagher threw every fibre of his being into his music. Scrappy, unabashed, and bluesy to the core, he was a sublime guitarist and compelling singer. His live and studio recordings, especially during the 1970s, deliver strength, wisdom, and inspiration. Personally, I count him among my favorite guitarists. I seldom travel without his music and […]

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The Perfect Roots & Blues Collection (20CD Box Set)

Excellent value, budget-priced new collection of x20 (various artists) CD’s in a cardboard lift-off lid box Sometime after the Great War of 1914-1918 the American music business really started to get going. Much of what was recorded is now forgotten, whilst the most historically important work was being done away from the mainstream with pioneering […]

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Jo Ann Kelly – The collection

This is truly terrific stuff. If you love UK blues with a USA professionalism then I can’t recommend this highly enough. Click HERE for useful further information and a review I really agree with. I got mine very cheaply HERE but prices are now rising fast! Neil McCauley / OLC editor in chief

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Todd Rundgren – Live At The BBC 1972-1982

This four-disc collection comprises three CDs and a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring all of the surviving radio and television broadcasts in the BBC archive transmitted on radio and television in the UK between 1972 and 1982. The set features on CD Todd’s solo 1972 BBC Radio One “In Concert” performance, recorded soon after the release of […]

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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Bonnie Raitt – North of the Great Divide (CD)

This performance, live from the Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle and originally broadcast by local radio station KISW captures Stevie Ray Vaughan in the month that ‘Soul to Soul’ was released. It is a fascinating document of a key turning point in his career, at the height of his fame before the addictions took over, […]

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