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Mary Wells: Something New—Motown Lost & Found
Mary Wells, vocals.
Label: Hip-O.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 602537117758. Daedalus Item Code: 29782
 
True Motown royalty, Mary Wells earned pop immortality with her 1964 signature song "My Guy," written by Smoky Robinson. These 47 tracks of previously unreleased material come from her four highly ... (Read More)
 
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Mavis Staples: One True Vine
Mavis Staples, vocals. Jeff Tweedy, guitar & bass. Andrew Baker, trumpet. Spencer Tweedy, drums, & others.
Label: Anti.   Format: CD.
UPC: 045778720620. Daedalus Item Code: 38819
 
(Nominated for the 2013 Best Americana Album Grammy Award) On the heels of their first, Grammy-winning collaboration, legendary gospel/soul singer Mavis Staples and Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy ... (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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Michael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands—An Audio/Visual Scrapbook
Michael Bloomfield, guitar. The Electric Flag, Muddy Waters, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan & others.
Label: Columbia Legacy.   Format: 3 CDs & DVD.
UPC: 887654763426. Daedalus Item Code: 49162
 
Curated by Al Kooper, this career-spanning retrospective debuts unreleased tracks from early demos (1964) through Michael Bloomfield's final public performance (in 1980 with Bob Dylan). It also ... (Read More)
 
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Otis Redding: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection
Otis Redding, vocals. Steve Cropper, guitar. Booker T. Jones & Isaac Hayes, pianos & organs. Donald Dunn, bass, & others.
Label: Shout.   Format: 3 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 826663134889. Daedalus Item Code: 38914
 
"His incendiary and passionate singing came as close as anyone's to transferring the energy, explosiveness, and drive of Southern gospel into the secular pop world of soul," writes All Music ... (Read More)
 
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Otis Redding: Lonely & Blue—The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding
Otis Redding, vocals.
Label: Stax Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 888072341647. Daedalus Item Code: 38618
 
Sharing the theme of heartache, these 12 tracks encompass both hits ("I've Been Loving You Too Long," "These Arms of Mine," "My Lover's Prayer," "Free Me") and rarities ("Gone Again," "Open the ... (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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The Persuasions: A Cappella Soul—Essential Recordings
The Persuasions.
Label: Rounder.   Format: CD.
UPC: 011661221321. Daedalus Item Code: 37283
 
Long after the doo-wop sound faded from the charts, the Persuasions kept the torch burning with vibrant renditions of songs from every imaginable source. The group reached the peak of its popularity ... (Read More)
 
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Piano Blues: 20th Century Blues Masters
Roosevelt Sykes, Champion Jack Dupree, Professor Longhair, Sunnyland Slim, Memphis Slim, Little Richard & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records.   Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 030206196429. Daedalus Item Code: 47737
 
Back in the day when even juke joints had pianos (albeit battered), keyboard virtuosos like Roosevelt Sykes tickled the ivories until the break of day. This collection takes us up to the present, ... (Read More)
 
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Playlist—The Very Best of Ronnie Spector
Ronnie Spector, vocals.
Label: Columbia Legacy.   Format: CD.
UPC: 888430207127. Daedalus Item Code: 49141
 
When Ronnie Spector was in her prime, the Rolling Stones were her opening act. For 16 months in 1963–1964, she and the Ronettes placed five singles in the Top 40. In addition to the Grammy ... (Read More)
 
Sale Price: $6.95
The Profile Records Story
Junior Wells, Mickey Hawks, Bobby Dean, Lil' June & the January's, The Night Raiders & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records.   Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 030206188820. Daedalus Item Code: 47739
 
Mel London's Profile Records was one of the finest of the independent labels that made Chicago such a nexus for the blues in the late 1950s and early '60s. It was launched in 1958 and had a national ... (Read More)
 
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R&B: The Definitives
Al Green, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Aaron Neville, Sly & The Family Stone, Ike & Tina Turner & others.
Label: Music Brokers.   Format: 3 CDs.
UPC: 7798141337361. Daedalus Item Code: 49211
 
In 1948, Billboard magazine inaugurated a special designation called rhythm and blues, or R&B, to accommodate the "urban, rhythmic music with an insistent beat" that was emerging from African ... (Read More)
 
Sale Price: $10.95
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