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Mayer Hawthorne: Where Does This Door Go
Mayer Hawthorne, vocals. Christian Wunderlich, guitar. James Manning, bass. Kevin Randolph, piano, & others.
Label: Republic.   Format: CD.
UPC: 602537447954. Daedalus Item Code: 38940
 
On his third album, alternative R&B/retro soul singer Mayer Hawthorne goes to the well of hip-hop, reggae ("Allie Jones"), and vintage pop ("Her Favorite Song") for a set of 14 breezy, groove-laden ... (Read More)
 
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Mitch Greenhill: Shepherd of the City Blues
Mitch Greenhill, guitar, banjo & vocals. Bill Lee, bass. Jeff Gutcheon, piano. Geoff Muldaur, guitar, & others.
Label: Prestige.   Format: CD.
UPC: 025218523929. Daedalus Item Code: 47992
 
Combining two of folk singer/picker Mitch Greenhill's 1960s albums (Pickin' the City Blues and Shepherd of the Highways), this hour-long CD features original songs as well as the rural ... (Read More)
 
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Pops Staples: Don't Lose This
Pops Staples, guitar & vocals. Mavis Staples, vocals. Jeff Tweedy, guitar & bass. Tim Austin, drums, & others.
Label: Anti.   Format: CD.
UPC: 045778739820. Daedalus Item Code: 59275
 
These final recordings by Staples Singers patriarch Roebuck "Pops" Staples were unfinished at the time of his death in 2000, so his daughter Mavis saw the project to completion. To that end, Mavis ... (Read More)
 
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Ray Charles
Ray Charles, piano & vocals.
Label: Direct Source.   Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 779836492029. Daedalus Item Code: 57023
 
One of the greatest crossover artists of all time performs his Billboard chart hits "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" (1956), "Night Time Is the Right Time" (1959), "What'd I Say" (1959), "Georgia ... (Read More)
 
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Ray Charles: Genius Loves Company—10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Ray Charles with Natalie Cole, Elton John, Norah Jones, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, Willie Nelson, James Taylor & others.
Label: Concord.   Format: CD & DVD.
UPC: 888072355309. Daedalus Item Code: 59061
 
Winner of eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, this musical love fest features Ray Charles duetting with Norah Jones ("Here We Go Again"), Natalie Cole ("Fever"), ... (Read More)
 
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The Relatives: The Electric Word
The Relatives.
Label: Yep Roc Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 634457230927. Daedalus Item Code: 38611
 
Formed in 1970 by two gospel-singing preachers (and brothers) from Dallas, the Relatives bridge the gap between traditional gospel, soul, and psychedelia with gritty, riveting songs that confront ... (Read More)
 
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The Roots of Blues
Robert Johnson, Brownie McGhee, Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, Roosevelt Sykes, Josh White & others.
Label: Quality Audio.   Format: CD.
UPC: 779836500823. Daedalus Item Code: 47976
 
Seminal recordings by early icons of America's indigenous music, these 12 tracks exemplify the wellspring for both jazz and rock. If space allowed, one could make a lengthy and fascinating ... (Read More)
 
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Rory Block: Hard Luck Child—A Tribute to Skip James
Rory Block, guitar & vocals.
Label: Stony Plain Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 772532137324. Daedalus Item Code: 49691
 
Having communed with many of the musical greats she regards as her personal mentors—including Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, Son House, and Skip James—Rory Block gets that the music is ... (Read More)
 
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The Rough Guide to Blues and Beyond
Chris Thomas King, Tinariwen, Mamane Barka, Outrageous Cherry, North Mississippi All-Stars, Nuru Kane & others.
Label: World Music Network.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 605633122329. Daedalus Item Code: 57009
 
These 12 tracks are a testament to the enduring power and continuous evolution of the blues, which is vigorous enough to absorb rock, rap, electronic, and global influences. A case in point is Robert ... (Read More)
 
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The Rough Guide to Blues Revival
Irma Thomas, Shemekia Copeland, Deborah Coleman, Samba Touré, the Blind Boys of Alabama & others.
Label: World Music Network.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 605633120424. Daedalus Item Code: 57010
 
With its DNA rooted in Africa, blues music evolved from acoustic Mississippi sounds to electric Chicago riffs. Today's leading artists embrace the nitty gritty honesty of the blues, ensuring that ... (Read More)
 
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Ruthie Foster: Promise of a Brand New Day
Ruthie Foster, vocals. Meshell Ndegeocello, bass. Chris Bruce, guitar. Jebin Bruni, keyboard.
Label: Blue Corn Music.   Format: CD.
UPC: 677967140324. Daedalus Item Code: 59211
 
(2015 Grammy Nominee for Best Blues Album) Blueswoman Ruthie Foster was recently nominated for a Grammy as well as the Koko Taylor Award, and her ninth studio album demonstrates why, in ... (Read More)
 
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Ryan Shaw: Real Love
Ryan Shaw, vocals. Johnny Gale, guitar & bass. Jimmy Bralower, drums. Al Kooper, organ. Arno Hecht, saxophone, & others.
Label: Dynotone Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 634457565425. Daedalus Item Code: 29286
 
Words can only begin to describe the goosebumps Ryan Shaw's vocals elicit. If his old-school soul to the 10th power doesn't elicit a shimmy or a whoop out of you, then CPR may be in order.

"Raised ... (Read More)

 
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