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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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New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City
Liberty Brass Band, Treme Brass Band & Hot 8 Brass Band.
Label: Smithsonian Folkways.   Format: CD.
UPC: 093074021224. Daedalus Item Code: 59276
 
The New Orleans tradition of "second line" is a musical parade, and whether its purpose is to celebrate or mourn, you can be sure there will be lots of brass. Three generations of the city's leading ... (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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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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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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Smokey Robinson: Smokey & Friends
Smokey Robinson with Elton John, Steven Tyler, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow & others.
Label: Verve.   Format: CD.
UPC: 602537998838. Daedalus Item Code: 49521
 
Smokey Robinson's vast catalog of hits as a member of the Miracles, as a solo artist, and as the writer of classics penned for other acts (including Marvin Gaye and the Temptations) is mined for this ... (Read More)
 
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Steve Earle & the Dukes: Terraplane
Steve Earle & the Dukes.
Label: New West Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 607396632824. Daedalus Item Code: 59253
 
Named for the stylish 1930s Hudson Terraplane car, roots rocker Steve Earle's 15th studio album is an especially bluesy outing. Acknowledging his admiration for fellow Texans Freddy King, Lightnin' ... (Read More)
 
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