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Lee Dorsey: Absolutely the Best
Lee Dorsey, vocals, & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records.   Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 030206186420. Daedalus Item Code: 37282
 
With help from peers Allen Toussaint and the Meters, New Orleans R&B legend Lee Dorsey is heard in songs he cut in the 1960s and the 70s, including "Yes We Can," "People Gonna Talk," "Give It Up," ... (Read More)
 
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Little Brother Montgomery: Chicago—The Living Legends
Little Brother Montgomery, piano & vocals. Ted Butterman, cornet. Mike McKendrick, banjo, & others.
Label: Riverside.   Format: CD.
UPC: 025218052528. Daedalus Item Code: 57144
 
Louisiana-born pianist–singer Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery was as adept at playing R&B as he was at traditional jazz. On this 1961 session (awarded four stars from Down Beat), he ... (Read More)
 
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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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Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles: The Complete Atlantic Sides Plus
Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.
Label: Real Gone Music.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 848064002376. Daedalus Item Code: 49276
 
Before they became futuristic soul trio LaBelle, Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash were members of the vaunted '60s girl group Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. The group also included ... (Read More)
 
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Professor Longhair: Mojo Gumbo
Professor Longhair, piano & vocals.
Label: Blues Factory.   Format: CD.
UPC: 690978470013. Daedalus Item Code: 57044
 
From the best-known pianist to emerge from postwar New Orleans, these 12 tracks include essential repertoire staples such as "Big Chief," "Mardi Gras in New Orleans," "The Banana Boat Song," and ... (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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