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)
(Includes 4 of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll/"Mannish Boy," "Got My Mojo Working," "Hoochie Coochie Man," and "Rollin' Stone") He was known as the ... (Read More)
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In keeping with the musical tenor of the early 1960s, Muddy Waters's fourth album is the only all-acoustic recording he ever made. Harking back to his early days in the Delta, Waters—accompanied by ... (Read More)
Otis Redding, vocals. James Young, guitar. Robert Pittman, saxophone. John Farris, trumpet. Elbert Woodson, drums, & others.
Label: Volt Records. Format: 6 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 888072396463. Daedalus Item Code: 69652
In 1966, Otis Redding played seven sets in three days at Los Angeles's Whisky a Go Go, finally achieving a measure of crossover success; only a fraction of these performances have ever been released, ... (Read More)
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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)
(Grammy Nominee for Best R&B Album) Rhythm and blues is anything but a museum piece, as the well-deserved popularity of the late Sharon Jones and her 11-piece band of grooving gents proves. ... (Read More)
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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)
Founded at the height of the psychedelic 60s, Sly and the Family Stone distinguished themselves through sheer funkiness and originality, and this set collects the band's vibrant, first five studio ... (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)
Stevie Wonder, piano & vocals. Michael Sembello, guitar. Reggie McBride, bass. Bobbye Hall, congas, & others.
Label: Motown. Format: CD.
UPC: 601215735628. Daedalus Item Code: 79238
(Grammy Winner for Album of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal, and R&B Vocal Performance) Personal yet political, this 1974 disc from the gifted artist's "classic period" is pure pleasure. Stevie ... (Read More)