John Mayall, guitar, harmonica, piano & vocals. Larry Taylor, bass. Red Holloway, tenor saxophone, & others.
Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089353330026. Daedalus Item Code: 77003
By the time of these 1976 live recordings in two New York clubs, John Mayall had moved beyond the blues rock of his early years, performing instead as leader of a powerhouse seven-piece funk ... (Read More)
John Mayall, piano, guitar, harmonica & vocals. The Bluesbreakers.
Label: Eagle Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 766925966929. Daedalus Item Code: 67576
Joined by a particularly cohesive incarnation of his famed Bluesbreakers on this 2002 disc, John Mayall is in strong voice and as superb as always on guitar, harmonica, and piano. Salutes to the ... (Read More)
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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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In 1941, Alan Lomax toured the Deep South, recording blues and country musicians in hopes of preserving their music; chief among his discoveries was McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy ... (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)
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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His date of birth is unknown and he recorded under various names, but make no mistake, Sonny Boy Williamson was the real thing, an unvarnished bluesman whose vocals exuded character and whose ... (Read More)