Both of them are Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners who have been inducted into the Blues and Rock and Roll halls of fame, so perhaps it was inevitable that B.B. King and Bobby Bland would ... (Read More)
At the time of these 1950s–60s recordings, B.B. King had burst onto the blues scene with his fluid guitar solos and a sweet and supple voice that had not yet acquired its characteristic gruffness. ... (Read More)
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(Grammy Hall of Fame Song Included/"The Thrill Is Gone") Looking back on B.B. King's career—one of the longest and most successful in the history of the blues—this anthology features ten ... (Read More)
Culled from Buddy Guy's early-1960s solo recordings—when he had just finished backing such legends as Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon—this disc's ten tracks find the seven-time Grammy winner ... (Read More)
John Jackson, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Josh White, Roscoe Holcomb, Reverend Gary Davis & others.
Label: Smithsonian Folkways. Format: CD.
UPC: 093074022122. Daedalus Item Code: 79132
Possibly originating in the foothills of Southern Appalachia, the Piedmont blues—with its ragtime-inspired approach to guitar fingerpicking—served as a bridge between traditions: rural and urban, ... (Read More)
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Nearly five decades into one of contemporary blues' most consistently productive careers, Eric Bibb reveals his musical debt to folk music with 15 songs that tackle the physical and emotional ... (Read More)
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Roosevelt Sykes, Bessie Tucker, Charley Patton, Lead Belly, Heavenly Gospel Singers, Tom Bell, Memphis Slim, Blind Willie McTell & others.
Label: JSP Records. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 788065720025. Daedalus Item Code: 69704
A cornucopia of vintage Delta Blues and Americana recordings, the 103 remastered songs on this set reflect the simmering discontent in the Jim Crow South in the early 20th century, and each of the ... (Read More)
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John Lee Hooker, guitar & vocals. Otis Spann, piano. Muddy Waters, guitar. Lex Silver, bass, & others.
Label: MCA. Format: CD.
UPC: 008811153724. Daedalus Item Code: 79203
Combining two classic John Lee Hooker albums recorded at vastly dissimilar venues, this disc captures the Mississippi blues man at his most primal. Backed by Muddy Waters and Luther Johnson on guitar ... (Read More)
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, 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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