For more than two decades, Nas has been one of the most consistently successful hip-hop artists, and these five discs demonstrate why. Here are a pair of number one albums, It Was Written ... (Read More)
Otis Redding, vocals. James Young, guitar. Robert Pittman, saxophone. John Farris, trumpet. Elbert Woodson, drums, & others.
Label: Volt Records. Format: 6 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 888072396463. Daedalus Item Code: 69652
In 1966, Otis Redding played seven sets in three days at Los Angeles's Whisky a Go Go, finally achieving a measure of crossover success; only a fraction of these performances have ever been released, ... (Read More)
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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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With Mavis Staples currently enjoying a deserved late-career resurgence, this ten-song anthology offers a chance to look back at the splendid music she made with her siblings and patriarch "Pops" ... (Read More)
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)
Founded at the height of the psychedelic 60s, Sly and the Family Stone distinguished themselves through sheer funkiness and originality, and this set collects the band's vibrant, first five studio ... (Read More)
Buster Benton's soulful version of Chicago blues made folks want to get up and boogie. He played guitar for a time in Willie Dixon's Blues All-Stars, but he also led his own band. Benton's signature ... (Read More)
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William Bell, vocals. John Leventhal, guitar. Dave Eggar, cello. Laura Seaton, violin. Shawn Pelton, drums, & others.
Label: Stax Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072389397. Daedalus Item Code: 69541
(2017 Grammy Winner for Best Americana Album; Also Nominated for Best R&B Performance/"The Three of Me") More than five decades after he began his career on Stax Records and a full ten years ... (Read More)
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