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 1968, 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)
Formed in 1970 by two gospel-singing preachers (and brothers) from Dallas, the Relatives bridge the gap between traditional gospel, soul, and psychedelia with gritty, riveting songs that confront ... (Read More)
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Emerging as a major singer and guitarist in an astonishingly short period of time, Robert Johnson was later rumored to have made a deal with the devil; the blues man's 1938 death at age 27 only ... (Read More)
Toussaint McCall, Ted Taylor, Barbara West, Casey Jones, Al King, Buster Benton, Joe Valentine & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 030206200720. Daedalus Item Code: 67071
A Shreveport-based division of Jewel/Paula Records, Ronn Records produced a flurry of R&B and soul hits in the late 1960s and early 70s. These 36 selections include Toussaint McCall's "Nothing Takes ... (Read More)
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Etta Jones, Little Richard, Big Joe Turner, Lee Dorsey, the O'Jays, Brook Benton, Johnny Griffith & others.
Label: BMG. Format: 3 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 755174861529. Daedalus Item Code: 67246
From the Delta sound of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup ("Rock Me Mamma") to the suave blues of T-Bone Walker ("Every Day I've Got the Blues"), and from Brook Benton's orchestral balladry ("Mother Nature, ... (Read More)
Having communed with many of the musical greats she regards as her personal mentors—including Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, Son House, and Skip James—Rory Block gets that the music is ... (Read More)
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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 ten tracks of hook-laden, soulful funk include ... (Read More)
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Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: 5 cutout CDs & bk.
UPC: 089353310127. Daedalus Item Code: 67369
A major influence on Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, and James Brown—and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015—the "5" Royales have been receiving some belated recognition for the creative ... (Read More)
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