John Mayall, guitar, harmonica & vocals. Steve Thompson, bass. Johnny Almond, saxophone & flute, & others.
Label: Eagle Records. Format: 2 cutout CDs.
UPC: 826992013022. Daedalus Item Code: 67572
Marking an abrupt about-face from his electric guitar showcases with the Bluesbreakers, in 1969 John Mayall formed a mostly acoustic ensemble that played a more authentic style of blues, performing ... (Read More)
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In the mid-1950s, Johnny Shines quit the music business in frustration, but in the 1960s he returned to the blues with a vengeance, keeping alive the sounds of the Mississippi Delta. On this concert ... (Read More)
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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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Howlin' Wolf with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts.
Label: Geffen Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 602527256207. Daedalus Item Code: 69339
It was a dream come true for Eric Clapton when he got to make this 1970 recording with Howlin' Wolf, and leaving nothing to chance, the rest of the band included keyboardist Steve Winwood and the ... (Read More)
Muddy Waters, guitar & vocals. James Cotton, harmonica. Otis Spann, piano. Pat Hare, guitar, & others.
Label: Chess. Format: CD.
UPC: 008811251529. Daedalus Item Code: 79024
Strange as it might seem now, blues had not yet gone mainstream at the beginning of the 1960s; this electrifying performance by Muddy Waters at the Newport Jazz Festival was an important step in ... (Read More)
(Includes 4 of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll/"Mannish Boy," "Got My Mojo Working," "Hoochie Coochie Man," and "Rollin' Stone") He was known as the ... (Read More)
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In keeping with the musical tenor of the early 1960s, Muddy Waters's fourth album is the only all-acoustic recording he ever made. Harking back to his early days in the Delta, Waters—accompanied by ... (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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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)
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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