HP’s PERFECT VINYL COLLECTION #010: Otis Redding – ‘Otis Blue’

Out of my thousands of vinyl pressings the thought struck me that it might be interest, for me and perhaps for some of you to try and list my favourite 100. A big task, but not an unpleasant one. But for sanity’s sake I have to set a few limits. First, an era restriction. So, […]

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FREE: Mr. Big (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT1F0AN9-PE 214,814 views so far “1000% more soul here – guitar playing very simple but impossible to emulate – so much emotion without trickery. Awesome Free were around in the seventies and were a fantastic blues/rock band with great vocals and guitar solos.  Andy Fraser’s bass guitar playing on this track sounds like another lead […]

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JOHN MAYALL: California (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0QmS63op5U 62,021 views so far “J’apprécie cette vidéo d’autant plus que j’ai eu la chance de voir, John Mayall, sur scène à Metz en 1970. Inoubliable…..j’avais vint ans. Proud to be a John Mayall fan. He always surrounded himself with first class musicians & ‘inspired’ the best from them. This video is mighty !!! Thanks […]

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HORACE SILVER:NLive 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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HENRY GRAY: How Could You Do It

Henry Gray was raised outside of Batton Rouge, Louisiana but made his mark on blues music history from 1946 through 1969 when he was one of Chicago’s most respected old-school blues pianists. A longtime member of Howlin’ Wolf’s band, Gray also recorded or performed with Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, […]

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The Devil’s Music: Series 2 episode 1

First transmitted in 1979, Alexis Korner delves into the soulful world of traditional black American Blues music. Exploring its origins and reviewing unique footage of acclaimed Blues artists including Sonny Blake, Sam Chatmon, Houston Stackhouse and Booker White. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00lk3lz/the-devils-music-series-2-episode-1#group=p01m79bn?ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=inxmail_newsletter&ns_campaign=bbcfour_iplayer__&ns_linkname=na&ns_fee=0

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