MUDDY WATERS: Shook Me – The Chess Masters, Vol. 3, 1958 to 1963 (2CD)

By the time the first tracks on this compilation were recorded, late 1958/early1959, Muddy Waters was a veteran star of Chicago blues. He’d come a long way from his first tentative recordings made for folklorist Alan Lomax 16 years earlier; twelve of his Chess singles had entered the R&B charts, most rising to the Top […]

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CLIMAX BLUES BAND: FM Live Remastered (CD Slipcased)

Remastered and expanded reissues of the CLIMAX BLUESBAND catalogue, including this newly remastered edition of“FM LIVE”, originally released in 1973. Formed in Staffordin 1968 by Colin Cooper, the band (originally known as theCLIMAX CHICAGO BLUES BAND) recorded their sixth albumin New York City at the Academy of Music with a line up ofCOLIN COOPER (Vocals, […]

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OSIBISA: Q&A

Q1: What does Osibisa mean? The name Osibisa was described in lyrics, album notes and interviews as meaning “criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness” but it actually comes from “osibisaba” the Fante word for highlife. Q2: What does Woyaya mean? Woyaya means “we keep going” in a Ghanaian language called Ga.

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