Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Kodaks, Lewis Lymon & the Teenchords, the Scarlets & others.
Label: Great American Music. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 708535172314. Daedalus Item Code: 67107
Sung by both boy and girl groups, these rarities and classics are from the golden age of doo-wop, and originally appeared on Bobby Robinson's Fire and Fury record labels. Included are "Every Beat of ... (Read More)
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Founded in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1936, and enduring in various formations until the 1990s, the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi upheld the Southern tradition of tightly harmonized gospel and R&B ... (Read More)
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Roosevelt Sykes, Bessie Tucker, Charley Patton, Lead Belly, Heavenly Gospel Singers, Tom Bell, Memphis Slim, Blind Willie McTell & others.
Label: JSP Records. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 788065720025. Daedalus Item Code: 69704
A cornucopia of vintage Delta Blues and Americana recordings, the 103 remastered songs on this set reflect the simmering discontent in the Jim Crow South in the early 20th century, and each of the ... (Read More)
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John Mayall, guitar, harmonica, piano & vocals. Larry Taylor, bass. Red Holloway, tenor saxophone, & others.
Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089353330026. Daedalus Item Code: 77003
By the time of these 1976 live recordings in two New York clubs, John Mayall had moved beyond the blues rock of his early years, performing instead as leader of a powerhouse seven-piece funk ... (Read More)
Easily among the most explosive live performers of all time, Little Richard has also been one of the most influential, serving as a major inspiration to Elvis Presley, the Beatles, James Brown, Jimi ... (Read More)
Howlin' Wolf with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts.
Label: Geffen Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 602527256207. Daedalus Item Code: 69339
It was a dream come true for Eric Clapton when he got to make this 1970 recording with Howlin' Wolf, and leaving nothing to chance, the rest of the band included keyboardist Steve Winwood and the ... (Read More)
Mavis Staples, vocals. Rick Holmstrom, guitar. Jeff Turmes, bass. Alex Budman, tenor saxophone, & others.
Label: Anti. Format: CD.
UPC: 045778744428. Daedalus Item Code: 69169
She won her first Grammy in 2011 at the age of 71, and gospel legend Mavis Staples shows no signs of slowing down. Following her successful One True Vine, overseeing the release of her late ... (Read More)
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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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She's always been much more than just a rock singer, and here Melissa Etheridge digs even deeper than usual for this disc of 12 soul and blues numbers. The two-time Grammy winner is explosive on Sam ... (Read More)
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Muddy Waters, guitar & vocals. James Cotton, harmonica. Otis Spann, piano. Pat Hare, guitar, & others.
Label: Chess. Format: CD.
UPC: 008811251529. Daedalus Item Code: 79024
Strange as it might seem now, blues had not yet gone mainstream at the beginning of the 1960s; this electrifying performance by Muddy Waters at the Newport Jazz Festival was an important step in ... (Read More)
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)