Aaron Neville, vocals. Eric Krasno, guitar & bass. Peter Levin, organ. David Guy, trumpet. Adam Deitch, drums, & others.
Label: Tell It Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 5060454943501. Daedalus Item Code: 69475
Following on the success of 2013's My True Story and celebrating his 75th birthday, Aaron Neville returns with 11 new songs. Backed by a superb band consisting of members of the Dap-Kings, ... (Read More)
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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)
Bobby Marchan had early 1960s national hits with "There's Something on Your Mind" and "I've Got a Thing Going On." Although he cut the former R&B classic in New York City for Fire Records, he had ... (Read More)
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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)
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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Erroll Garner, piano. Ernest McCarty Jr., bass. Jimmie Smith, drums. José Mangual, congas.
Label: Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 889853633128. Daedalus Item Code: 69602
Newly discovered after nearly half a century in an archive, these 1960–70s studio sessions find Erroll Garner and his quartet—featuring Ernest McCarty Jr. on bass, Jimmie Smith on drums, and José ... (Read More)
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With its dance grooves and spirit of fun, Fats Domino's trademark New Orleans R&B style found a distinctive niche in rock 'n' roll, and in the 1950s he outsold every musical artist except for Elvis ... (Read More)