Albert Ammons, piano. Lonnie Johnson, guitar. Israel Crosby, bass. Jack Cooley, drums, & others.
Label: Acrobat Music. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 824046301026. Daedalus Item Code: 79417
Although boogie-woogie had been around for decades, it was pianist Albert Ammons who brought it to the masses with his 1930s–40s recordings. With such spectacular piano work and spot-on ensembles, ... (Read More)
Bonnie Raitt’s debut album signified and embodied all her future glories. It featured blues classics by Robert Johnson (“Walking Blues”) and Sippie Wallace (“Mighty Tight Woman”; “Woman Be Wise”), as ... (Read More)
Charley Patton, Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, Memphis Jug Band, Big Joe Williams, Little Walter & many others.
Label: Enlightenment. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 823564638829. Daedalus Item Code: 79393
Originating in the work songs, field hollers, and ballads of the Deep South, blues is a distinctly American art form. Examining regional styles, these four discs are individually devoted to the ... (Read More)
On this 1967 release, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers prove themselves masters at old-school blues, with guitarist Peter Green ably stepping in to replace the departing Eric Clapton; Mayall ... (Read More)
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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Many musicians have been called prodigies, but given that 17-year-old Jonny Lang had only been playing guitar for five years when this 1998 disc was released, he is unquestionably the real thing. ... (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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Anyone worried that grooving, electric blues is an endangered species can rest assured, so long as the North Mississippi Allstars are in business. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson keep the ... (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)
Recording a small but highly influential body of work in the 1930s–40s, Son House left the music scene for two decades; rediscovered during the folk/blues vogue of the early 1960s, the Mississippi ... (Read More)
Blues rock's power couple merged their respective groups in 2010, and since then, the Tedeschi Trucks Band has earned a Grammy and a legion of fans, particularly on the strength of its electrifying ... (Read More)
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In the four years since she released her acclaimed Pushin' Against a Stone, Valerie June has been honing her self-described "organic moonshine roots music" and touring with Norah Jones, who ... (Read More)
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