Alberta Hunter, vocals. Fletcher Henderson, piano. Jimmy Lytell, clarinet. Jack Roth, drums, & others.
Label: Acrobat Music. Format: 4 CDs.
UPC: 824046711221. Daedalus Item Code: 79446
Her earliest performances were in brothels, but Alberta Hunter would later grace the best stages of Paris, London, and New York. This 94-track retrospective chronicles the period where Hunter came ... (Read More)
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)
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)
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)
Dinah Washington, vocals. Lucky Thompson, tenor saxophone & bandleader. Harry Jackson, trumpet. Charles Mingus, bass, & others.
Label: Acrobat Music. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 824046200022. Daedalus Item Code: 79432
Known as "the Queen," Dinah Washington had a voice that exuded personality, and she was at ease in the worlds of jazz, blues, and pop. With 47 songs, this worthy retrospective takes in quite a few of ... (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)
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)
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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