Drawn mainly from Lightnin' Hopkins's sessions for Jewel/Paula and Fire/Fury Records in the 1960s, along with several live performances, these 30 tracks include "The World's in a Tangle," "All Night ... (Read More)
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Mahalia Jackson, vocals. Mildred Falls & Thomas A. Dorsey, pianos. Dickie Mitchell, organ.
Label: Shanachie. Format: CD.
UPC: 016351606624. Daedalus Item Code: 69561
Her status as the Queen of Gospel has never been in doubt, and more than four decades after Mahalia Jackson's death, it is clearer than ever that she ranks among the best singers in any genre. ... (Read More)
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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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Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Warren Haynes, Mavis Staples & others.
Label: Concord. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 888072009820. Daedalus Item Code: 69601
At this 2014 concert at New Orleans's Saenger Theatre, an eclectic group of performers gathered to show their appreciation for Dr. John, a one-man zydeco institution. On this two-disc, 22-song set, ... (Read More)
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Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, the Pointer Sisters, Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald & others.
Label: BMG. Format: 3 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 755174758522. Daedalus Item Code: 67276
This chronological survey of iconic divas fittingly begins with the great Lena Horne singing one of her signature songs, "Stormy Weather," followed by Billie Holiday and Artie Shaw on "Any Old Time," ... (Read More)
Pinetop Perkins, piano. Gary Clark Jr., vocals. Jake Langley, guitar. Mike Flanigin, organ. J.J. Johnson, drums, & others.
Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089353314620. Daedalus Item Code: 67370
A last link to the grand old days of the blues, pianist Pinetop Perkins (1913–2011) was a fixture in Muddy Waters's band, and astonishingly, was an associate of Robert Johnson in the 1930s. Released ... (Read More)
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Prince, guitar & vocals. The Revolution. The New Power Generations.
Label: Warner Bros. Records. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 093624914600. Daedalus Item Code: 69694
The 2016 passing of Prince made quite a few of us reflect on how much the iconic performer had contributed to popular music over the past 35 years; the nine-time Grammy winner's eclectic songwriting ... (Read More)
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Wesley Reynolds, Joe Norris, Mighty Joe Young, the Volcanos, Alvie Self, Myron Lee, the Marlins, the Mustangs & others.
Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: 4 cutout CDs, boxed.
UPC: 089353317027. Daedalus Item Code: 67373
Harking back to the early, unvarnished days of rock 'n' roll, this entertaining anthology shows how the music of the 1950s–60s fit in with the pop culture of its era. The disc Teenage Rebels ... (Read More)
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The Goodies, the Jelly Beans, Bessie Banks, Evie Sands, the Butterflys, the Bouquets & others.
Label: Real Gone Music. Format: CD.
UPC: 848064004271. Daedalus Item Code: 69151
Founded in 1964 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the Red Bird label was to girl groups of the 1960s as Elektra was to folksingers. Highlights of the 20 tracks include the Dixie Cups' "No True Love," ... (Read More)