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Mitch Greenhill: Shepherd of the City Blues
Mitch Greenhill, guitar, banjo & vocals. Bill Lee, bass. Jeff Gutcheon, piano. Geoff Muldaur, guitar, & others.
Label: Prestige.   Format: CD.
UPC: 025218523929. Daedalus Item Code: 47992
 
Combining two of folk singer/picker Mitch Greenhill's 1960s albums (Pickin' the City Blues and Shepherd of the Highways), this hour-long CD features original songs as well as the rural ... (Read More)
 
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Original Divas
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)
 
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Otis Rush: Double Trouble—Live Cambridge 1973
Otis Rush, guitar & vocals. Ernest Gatewood, bass. Little Bo, tenor saxophone. Bob Richards, drums.
Label: Rock Beat Records.   Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089353332020. Daedalus Item Code: 67405
 
A major guitar and vocal influence on Eric Clapton, Otis Rush (born in 1935) left his native Mississippi behind to become one of the leading exponents of the "Chicago sound." A left-handed guitarist, ... (Read More)
 
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Pinetop Perkins: How Long?
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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Platinum Gospel—The Staple Singers
The Staple Singers.
Label: Sonorous Entertainment.   Format: CD.
UPC: 817246017033. Daedalus Item Code: 67285
 
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)
 
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Pulp & Pop Culture Box, Vol. 1: Rock & Roll Invasion; Voodoo Dolls; Teenage Rebels; Wild Guitar Instrumentals
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 Red Bird Girls Very First Time in True Stereo 1964–1966
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)
 
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The Relatives: The Electric Word
The Relatives.
Label: Yep Roc Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 634457230927. Daedalus Item Code: 38611
 
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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Robert Johnson: Me and the Devil Blues
Robert Johnson, guitar & vocals.
Label: Synergy Entertainment.   Format: CD.
UPC: 874757000725. Daedalus Item Code: 67275
 
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)
 
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Ronn Records Story
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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The Roots of Rhythm
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)
 
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Rory Block: Hard Luck Child—A Tribute to Skip James
Rory Block, guitar & vocals.
Label: Stony Plain Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 772532137324. Daedalus Item Code: 49691
 
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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