Both of them are Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners who have been inducted into the Blues and Rock and Roll halls of fame, so perhaps it was inevitable that B.B. King and Bobby Bland would ... (Read More)
(Grammy Hall of Fame Song Included/"The Thrill Is Gone") Looking back on B.B. King's career—one of the longest and most successful in the history of the blues—this anthology features ten ... (Read More)
In the 1950s, blues legend B.B. King began his long and successful career with recordings on the RPM and Kent labels. To be sure, the future winner of 16 Grammys was never an amateur, and in fact he ... (Read More)
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Culled from Buddy Guy's early-1960s solo recordings—when he had just finished backing such legends as Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon—this disc's ten tracks find the seven-time Grammy winner ... (Read More)
John Jackson, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Josh White, Roscoe Holcomb, Reverend Gary Davis & others.
Label: Smithsonian Folkways. Format: CD.
UPC: 093074022122. Daedalus Item Code: 79132
Possibly originating in the foothills of Southern Appalachia, the Piedmont blues—with its ragtime-inspired approach to guitar fingerpicking—served as a bridge between traditions: rural and urban, ... (Read More)
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John Lee Hooker, guitar & vocals. Otis Spann, piano. Muddy Waters, guitar. Lex Silver, bass, & others.
Label: MCA. Format: CD.
UPC: 008811153724. Daedalus Item Code: 79203
Combining two classic John Lee Hooker albums recorded at vastly dissimilar venues, this disc captures the Mississippi blues man at his most primal. Backed by Muddy Waters and Luther Johnson on guitar ... (Read More)
In 1941, Alan Lomax toured the Deep South, recording blues and country musicians in hopes of preserving their music; chief among his discoveries was McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy ... (Read More)
Hailing from the Pointer Sisters' 1970s recordings on the Blue Thumb record label, these 14 selections showcase the remarkable talents and breadth of the ladies from Oakland. The sisters go ... (Read More)
Sheryl Crow, vocals. Chris Bruce, guitar. Jeff Babko, organ. Tommy Sims, bass. Printz Board, trumpet, & others.
Label: A&M Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 602527433943. Daedalus Item Code: 79194
Venturing far afield from her country-rock milieu, Sheryl Crow shows her affinity for soul and R&B on this 2010 disc. The nine-time Grammy winner's ballads "Stop" and "Roses and Moonlight" ... (Read More)
Smokey Robinson, vocals. Marv Tarplin, guitar. Michael Jacobsen, cello. Russ Turner, keyboard, & others.
Label: Motown. Format: CD.
UPC: 737463519724. Daedalus Item Code: 79212
On his third solo album, Smokey Robinson spreads his wings creatively, incorporating flute, cello, horns, and congas into his signature soul sound. This 1975 album is particularly distinguished by ... (Read More)
His date of birth is unknown and he recorded under various names, but make no mistake, Sonny Boy Williamson was the real thing, an unvarnished bluesman whose vocals exuded character and whose ... (Read More)
Founded in 1948 Chicago as an acoustic gospel band, the Staple Singers signed with Stax Records two decades later, and with Mavis Staples's vocals at the forefront, the family business became a ... (Read More)