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BLUES: Our current office playlist

Marcus Bonfanti Cheap WhiskeyKing King – I Will Not FallDelta Fuse – Letter On The TableThe Black Keys – Crawling King SnakeMary Stokes Band – MoonshineSon Seals – Telephone AngelsAtomic 44s – Barbwire And FencesTail Dragger – BettyThe Dynamite Blues Band – Double Barrel ShotgunMuddy Waters – Sad Sad DayJed Potts & the Hillman Hunters […]

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KEB MO: That Hot Pink Blues Album (Vinyl 2LP + Download)

When Keb’ Mo’ first was pitched the idea of releasing a double live album that captured the essence of his 2015 tour, he had a particular and unexpected instruction for his team: “Make it Hot Pink!” Indeed, that’s exactly what they did with Live: That Hot Pink Blues Album. It began as almost an afterthought […]

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Lightnin’s Boogie – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club (Vinyl 2LP) by Lightnin’ Hopkins

On June 23, 1977, Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins walked onto a small stage in a smoke & whisky filled club in Montreal and proceeded to lay down arguably his last great performance before his death 5 years later. “Lightnin’s Boogie – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club” – remastered and available on vinyl for […]

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JOHN MAYALL: Crusade

Terrific. A very strong album. Needs no further comment from us. However AMG said: “Crusade is most notable for the appearance of a very young, pre- Rolling Stones Mick Taylor on lead guitar. Taylor’s performance is indeed the highlight, just as Eric Clapton, Peter Green’s playing was on the previous album. The centerpiece of the […]

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Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Vinyl 180g LP)

  When you count out the original Blues men from the United States, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band is arguably the finest example of raw Blues essence. With white harmonica player Butterfield at the center, the racially integrated group started as one of the first authentic and genuine British Blues combos. They were the real […]

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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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ALBERT KING: Memphis Blues Festival 1975 (CD) with BB King + Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland + many more

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 impact. The performance at the […]

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The Record Plant ’73 (CD) by Michael Bloomfield with Mark Naftalin

In a Rolling Stone interview Dylan remembered Bloomfield as “the guy that I always miss….. he had so much soul. And he knew all the styles”.  Al Kooper, that “he had 90% talent, 10% ambition”and in 1966 Clapton called him “music on two legs” Combining stinging treble-tone, articulate and fluid phrasing and headlong full tilt […]

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BLUES MUSIC: Were Robert Johnson’s Original 78 RPM Recordings Sped Up?

Writing the liner notes for the Columbia/Legacy single-CD anthology Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blueswas a great pleasure, since I’ve loved and admired Johnson’s music since the 1960s. I’ve listened to Robert Johnson so much – along with his contemporaries Son House, Willie Brown, and others – that this music feels ingrained on my soul. Recently […]

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Buried Alive In The Blues (6CD Box)

Limited edition 6CD Box Set featuring four FM broadcasts from 1973 to 1978 An Introductory pre-order price of £14.99 for first 100 orders. Disc 1. Record Plant, Sausalito – KSAN-FM, 22nd April 1973 1. (Better Stop Drinkin’ That Wine) Sonny Boy 2. (I Want You To) Love Me Woman 3. Swingin’ Time Woman 4. I’m […]

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WILCO JOHNSON: Oil City Confidential

  Review by Vac Fagan, Pics by Andy Hall – “Julien Temple’s “Oil City Confidential” documentary of the rise of Dr. Feelgood launched across the UK with a ground breaking rock & roll cinema event as fans saw the film in their local cinemas, followed by the gig beamed live. Our crack team our Feelgood […]

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

Previously published here 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 […]

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JOHNNY WINTER: Live Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (CD)

“Legendary rocker and blues statesman Johnny Winter enthralled audiences the world over. With his unique brand of blues/rock guitar and vocal prowess, Winter’s style was truly unmatched in purity and in star power longevity. While he toured non-stop, it’s no secret that his live performances were legendary. Fortunately for his huge fan base, Johnny had […]

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TASTE: I’ll Remember (4CD Box Set)

An archival box set featuring the music of Taste, the Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals. The four disc set will feature both studio albums (1969′s Taste and the 1970 follow-up On The Boards) expanded with many alternate versions of album tracks. The third CD is full of live audio from 1970 culled from concerts in Stockholm and […]

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JOHN MAYALL: Blues Alive NYC 1976 (CD)

1 Long Time Blues 2 1974 Gasoline Blues 3 Later On 4 The Boy Most Likely To Succeed 5 All Your Love 6 Room To Move 7 Stormy Monday 8 Old Time Blues 9 Band Intros 10 1974 Gasoline Blues 11 Play the Harp 12 The Boy Most Likely To Succeed 13 Have You Ever […]

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ALLMAN BROTHERS: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 30th December 1979 WLIR – FM Broadcast (Limited Ed/300 Clear Vinyl 3LP)

We are told: Stricktly limited to 300 copies.  Clear vinyl 3LP.  The band had split during the narcotic mayhem of the 41 date 75/76 tour, where Gregg testified in the trial of security man to the Allmans Scooter Herring resulting in the latter’s 75 year prison sentence. Leavell, Williams and Jaimoe continued with Sea Level, […]

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