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Eric Clapton Guitar Festival 2013—Crossroads
Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Albert Lee, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., Keith Richards & others.
Label: Rhino.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 081227961701. Daedalus Item Code: 49183
 
This mind-boggling agglomeration of live guitar wizardry encapsulates a special event organized at Madison Square Garden by Eric Clapton. It opens with his "Tears in Heaven" and continues with the ... (Read More)
 
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The Essential Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith, vocals. Clarence Williams, piano. Robert Robbins, violin. Louis Armstrong, cornet, & others.
Label: Columbia.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 074646492222. Daedalus Item Code: 49056
 
This two-disc, 36-song set takes this oft-imitated, never surpassed singer from her first recordings in 1923 to her final session in 1933. With all selections remastered, the "Empress of the Blues" ... (Read More)
 
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The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire.
Label: Columbia Legacy.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 888430249226. Daedalus Item Code: 49313
 
Known for their dynamic horns and the interplay between Philip Bailey's falsetto and Maurice White's tenor, this groundbreaking funk band performed at the White House for the first social event of ... (Read More)
 
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Etta James: Tell Mama—The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions
Etta James, vocals. Gene Miller, trumpet. Floyd Newman, saxophone. Carl Banks, organ. Roger Dawkins, drums, & others.
Label: Chess.   Format: CD.
UPC: 008811251826. Daedalus Item Code: 29287
 
"I don't know who that girl is," said Nat Cole when the voice of Etta James wafted from a jukebox, "but she's one of the finest singers I ever heard." James brings the emotional intensity of gospel ... (Read More)
 
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Heroes of the Blues: The Very Best of Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey, vocals.
Label: Shout.   Format: CD.
UPC: 826663025224. Daedalus Item Code: 47534
 
In an era when women were the marquee names in blues, Ma Rainey was once the most celebrated of all. The "Mother of the Blues" had been singing for more than 20 years before she made her recording ... (Read More)
 
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The History of American Music
Robert Johnson, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Brownie McGhee, the Carter Family & others.
Label: Quality Audio.   Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 779836495921. Daedalus Item Code: 37396
 
Although there's much cross-fertilization, this 48-track overview of American roots music covers a quartet of genres, each with its own CD: folk, bluegrass, blues, and country. Highlights of the ... (Read More)
 
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I Believe to My Soul, Session 1
Ann Peebles, Billy Preston, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas & Allen Toussaint.
Label: Rhino.   Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 081227318925. Daedalus Item Code: 47519
 
In June 2005, producer Joe Henry brought together five of the greatest living artists of soul to create an album of “new music done in a classic mode." New Orleans soul and funk pioneer Allen ... (Read More)
 
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An Introduction to New York Blues
Wilbert Harrison, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Buster Brown, Riff Ruffin, Johnny Acey & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 030206164527. Daedalus Item Code: 37267
 
The harmonica/guitar duo of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee ("Walk On") will most likely be the most familiar artists on these 16 tracks, but the rest are well worth discovering. They include "Goodbye ... (Read More)
 
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The J.O.B. Records Blues Story
Eddie Boyd, J.B. Lenoir, Memphis Minnie, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Snooky Pryor, Floyd Jones & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records.   Format: 2 cutout CDs.
UPC: 030206193923. Daedalus Item Code: 47740
 
Joe Brown and James Oden (a.k.a. St. Louis Jimmy) founded the J.O.B. label in 1949, and it flourished through to 1954. The two elicited great performances from notable blues artists such as Johnny ... (Read More)
 
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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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Lightnin' Hopkins: A Man Like Me Is Hard to Find—Rarities and Gems
Lightnin' Hopkins, guitar & vocals.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records.   Format: 2 cutout CDs.
UPC: 030206197921. Daedalus Item Code: 47752
 
Drawn mainly from Lightnin' Hopkins's sessions for Jewel/Paula and Fire/Fury Records in the '60s, along with several live performances, these 30 tracks include "The World's in a Tangle," "All Night ... (Read More)
 
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Marijuana Madness 2: The Best of Vintage Drug Songs 1924–1950
Fats Waller, Lead Belly, Louis Prima, Django Reinhardt, Mezz Mezzrow, Cab Calloway, Lucille Bogan & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records.   Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 030206196023. Daedalus Item Code: 47741
 
Fascinating culturally as well as musically, this collection contains many tunes about "vipers," the 1930's term for a person who smoked marijuana (perhaps derived from the hissing noise made when ... (Read More)
 
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