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The Robert Cray Band: In My Soul
Robert Cray, guitar & vocals. Richard Cousins, bass. Les Falconer, drums. Dover Weinberg, keyboard.
Label: Provogue Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 819873010746. Daedalus Item Code: 49256
 
Called by the New Yorker "one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades," five-time Grammy winner Robert Cray is credited by Rolling Stone for having ... (Read More)
 
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The Roots of Blues
Robert Johnson, Brownie McGhee, Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, Roosevelt Sykes, Josh White & others.
Label: Quality Audio.   Format: CD.
UPC: 779836500823. Daedalus Item Code: 47976
 
Seminal recordings by early icons of America's indigenous music, these 12 tracks exemplify the wellspring for both jazz and rock. If space allowed, one could make a lengthy and fascinating ... (Read More)
 
Sale Price: $4.98
The Roots of Rod Stewart
Louis Armstrong, Johnny Mercer, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Dooley Wilson, The Temptations, Bob Hope & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records.   Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 030206185324. Daedalus Item Code: 47806
 
It's an odd hook to hang an anthology on, but with material this good, who's complaining? The 16 tracks include "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Johnny Mercer, "These Foolish Things" by Ella Fitzgerald, ... (Read More)
 
Sale Price: $6.98
Ryan Shaw: Real Love
Ryan Shaw, vocals. Johnny Gale, guitar & bass. Jimmy Bralower, drums. Al Kooper, organ. Arno Hecht, saxophone, & others.
Label: Dynotone Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 634457565425. Daedalus Item Code: 29286
 
Words can only begin to describe the goosebumps Ryan Shaw's vocals elicit. If his old-school soul to the 10th power doesn't elicit a shimmy or a whoop out of you, then CPR may be in order.

"Raised ... (Read More)

 
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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Give the People What They Want
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
Label: Daptone.   Format: CD.
UPC: 823134003224. Daedalus Item Code: 49110
 
Rhythm and blues is anything but a museum piece, as the well-deserved popularity of Sharon Jones and her 11-piece band of grooving gents proves. These 10 tracks of hook-laden, soulful funk include ... (Read More)
 
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Shuggie Otis: Inspiration Information; Wings of Love
Shuggie Otis, guitar & vocals.
Label: Epic.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 886977470028. Daedalus Item Code: 38727
 
Originally released in 1974, Inspiration Information was rediscovered in 2001 by David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. Now it's back, augmented with four bonus tracks. The set's second CD, Wings ... (Read More)
 
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Sly & The Family Stone: Higher!
Sly & The Family Stone.
Label: Epic.   Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 886975366521. Daedalus Item Code: 38898
 
In celebration of Sly Stone's 70th birthday, this definitive, career-spanning anthology delves into the history of the legendary musician whose soulful, super-funky genius has shaped pop, R&B, rock, ... (Read More)
 
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The Sound of Love: The Very Best of Darlene Love
Darlene Love, vocals.
Label: Phil Spector Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 886976129026. Daedalus Item Code: 39070
 
This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is best known for her work during the girl group era. Darlene Love sang backup on sessions with Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, and Sam Cooke, as well as on hits like ... (Read More)
 
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Sound of the City: New York Area Doo-Wop (1956–1966)
The 4 Seasons, The Tokens, The Elegants, The Impalas, The Royal Teens, The Crests, Dion, The Temptations & others.
Label: Time Life Music.   Format: 3 cutout CDs, boxed.
UPC: 610583212327. Daedalus Item Code: 37349
 
Can't afford tickets to Jersey Boys? Steep youself in doo wop bliss with this affordable 59-track set—as close to "Boy Group 101" as we've ever come across. Along with oldies station staples ... (Read More)
 
Sale Price: $9.98
The Story of the Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins, Bessie Smith, Lead Belly, Muddy Waters, Ma Rainey, Robert Johnson, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker & others.
Label: Quality Audio.   Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 779836495822. Daedalus Item Code: 37395
 
"The blues ain't nothin' but a pain in your heart, when you and your man have to part" mused Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings the Blues." Although the theme of heartbreak pervades these four CDs, it's ... (Read More)
 
Sale Price: $14.98
USA Records Soul Story
Detroit Junior, Ricky Allen, A.C. Reed, Bobby Jones, Al Perkins, Geraldine Hunt, Tut Sutton & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records.   Format: 2 cutout CDs.
UPC: 030206195224. Daedalus Item Code: 47743
 
USA Records was a Chicago-based label founded in 1960 by Jim Golden. His office was across the street from Chess Records, and they shared both studio space and a distributor. The quotient is high for ... (Read More)
 
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