Memphis Blues Festival 1975 (CD) by Albert King • Bb King • Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

    We are told: Albert King, BB King and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, live together, at the Memphis Blues Festival, TN on 8th November 1975. With the recent acclaim of BB King and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland’s joint double album venture Together For The First Time… Live, the addition of another King could only double the […]

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Rolling Stones – From The Vault – Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981. Track listing too.

“From The Vault” is a new series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. “Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981” is the first title in this series. The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 was the most successful tour of that year taking a then record $50 […]

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Walter Trout – The Outsider – 25th Anniversary Series LP3 (Vinyl 180g 2LP)

  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 for Walter’s […]

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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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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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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live From The Fox Oakland (2CD)

They tell us ….. Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband-and-wife team of singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, have grown into one of the most deeply skilled and admired musical ensembles in the world. 2016 was the 12-piece juggernaut’s most impressive and successful year to date. Loaded with triumphant follow-ups and notable […]

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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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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: The Broadcast Collection 1983 – ‘89 (9CD Box Set)

We are told: The entire original King Biscuit Flower Hour, WXRT, WLIR, WMMR, Washington DC and KBCO FM Broadcasts Covering performances from Nine Incredible shows; Ripley’s Music Hall 1983, The Spectrum 1984 & 1988, Chicago Blues Festival 1985, Fox Theatre 1986, Mann Music Center 1987, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 1989 and include five bonus tracks performed […]

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Lady Sings The Blues

Wedaeli writes: “Billie Holiday is our hero” Val Wiseman announced from the Playhouse stage. She’s not overstating. Wiseman and her six-piece band have been touring for nearly two decades, all the while performing their take on Billie Holiday’s repertoire. You’d be mistaken for thinking that this Saturday night’s gig was among their first shows. In […]

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Johnny Winter – My Father’s Place, Old Roslyn, NY, September 8th 1978 (3CD)

Taped for New York’s WLIR-FM just after the release of the classic White, Hot & Blue album, this epic performance captures the Texan blues great on fiery form, backed by new cohorts Jon Paris (bass, harmonica, vocals) and Bobby Torello (drums). Despite – or because of – being drunk, Winter turns in remarkably extended performances […]

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Old 70’s vinyl – any point?

Just spend an evening trawling through some of my old vinyl I rescued from the loft. A lot of 70’s stuff that I found absolutely incredible to listen to; crackles and all. All analogue from master tape through to my speakers…wonderful. I think my ears have been ‘detuned’ by digital over the last 30 years […]

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Your editor Neil McCauley says / And today as I edit this site I have, playing quietly in the background …

3 CD box set bought by me from Fopp on Saturday for £5.00 new. 75 tracks. Most of them rather wonderful. One buyer wrote as follows: “This anthology provides 3½ hours music , or 75 titles with Muddy Waters and his band mostly from the beginning of the fifties. If you are familiar with the […]

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MUDDY WATERS: At Newport 1960 (CD)

We are told: This release includes two of Waters’ finest and most celebrated albums: ‘At Newport’ and ‘Muddy Waters Sings “Big Bill”’, both originally released in 1960.•These two masterpieces have been packaged together in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes six bonus studio recordings from the same period.•Contained here is the cream of […]

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Wait For Me – Songs of Love, Lust & Discontent from the 1920s and 1930s (3CD) by Various Artists

“Wait For Me” is the long awaited follow-up 3-CD compilation to John Heneghan’s critically acclaimed comp for Dust-To-Digital 2010’s, “Baby, How Can It Be?”. Three CDs of 1920’s & 30’s 78 rpm records from the collections of John Heneghan, Robert Crumb, the late Don Kent, and Donovan Weaver.It includes never heard before records such as, […]

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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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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (12CD Box Set)

The late guitar hero Stevie Ray Vaughan is getting an epic release from Epic Records and Legacy Recordings. On October 28, Legacy will unveil Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection, a 12-CD box set compiling, for the first time, the entirety of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s official studio and […]

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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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VAN MORRISON: Moondance (Deluxe Edition 4 CDs/1 Blu-Ray Box)

We are told: Warner Bros. Records celebrate Van Morrison’s classic 1970 album in 1-CD, 2-CD and 4-CD/1-BD configurations.  The latter expanded versions comprehensively explore the album’s sessions via outtakes, alternate takes and previously unheard mixes. Following one 1967 album for Bert Berns’ Bang Records, Van Morrison made his debut at the famous Burbank label in […]

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