Amazingly, Charles Bradley was in his fifties when he was discovered by Daptone Records, but since then, the irrepressible soul singer has been making up for lost time. On his third release, Bradley ... (Read More)
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Almost a double CD at 23 tracks, this "best of" collection kicks off with Don and Dee Dee's volcanic duet on "I Need Your Loving," a spectacular hit of 1962 that was later covered by Bonnie Raitt ... (Read More)
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Elmore James, King Curtis & the Noble Knights, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Titus Turner & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 030206194425. Daedalus Item Code: 67063
The Enjoy Records label issued a significant range of quality R&B, blues, and early soul music, and these 36 cuts provide a hefty sampling of their wares. Highlights include "People Sure Act Funny" ... (Read More)
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Eric Clapton with Buddy Guy, B.B. King, J.J. Cale, Keith Urban, Steve Winwood, Keb' Mo' & others.
Label: Rhino. Format: 3 CDs.
UPC: 081227950675. Daedalus Item Code: 69392
Held every three years since 2004, Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival has consistently drawn together some of popular music's greatest guitarists. On this 40-song anthology of festival ... (Read More)
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Bessie Smith, vocals. Clarence Williams, piano. Robert Robbins, violin. Louis Armstrong, cornet, & others.
Label: Columbia. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 074646492222. Daedalus Item Code: 59443
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)
Big Joe Williams, Maxwell Street Jimmy, Sunnyland Slim, John Lee Granderson, Little Brother Montgomery & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 030206200522. Daedalus Item Code: 57465
Although Chicago was no longer the blues mecca in the 1960s, many of its most noteworthy practitioners were still going strong, as heard on these 20 acoustic tracks. Sounding fiery and spontaneous, ... (Read More)
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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: 69344
"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)
James Cleveland & the Voices of Tabernacle, Shirley Caesar, the Staple Singers, Five Blind Boys of Alabama & others.
Label: Sonorous Entertainment. Format: CD.
UPC: 817246017064. Daedalus Item Code: 67316
The origins of gospel music can be traced back to African American religious gatherings in the 17th century, and it creates a feeling of emotional immediacy for listeners of any faith or background. ... (Read More)
As close to being the embodiment of the blues as anyone who ever lived, Howlin' Wolf sounds as powerful and unvarnished as always on these 1950s sessions, later released as part of the anthology ... (Read More)
Eddie Boyd, J.B. Lenoir, Memphis Minnie, Robert Lockwood Jr., Snooky Pryor, Floyd Jones & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records. Format: 2 cutout CDs.
UPC: 030206193923. Daedalus Item Code: 57466
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 such notable blues artists as Johnny ... (Read More)
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John Lee Hooker with Robert Cray, Bonnie Rait, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, John Hammond, Charles Brown, Los Lobos & others.
Label: Shout. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 826663101980. Daedalus Item Code: 57809
(Grammy Winner Included) For more than 50 years, John Lee Hooker was one of the most primal and authentic artists in blues history. This comprehensive overview of his career contains 84 songs, ... (Read More)
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