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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Muddy Waters, guitar & vocals. James Cotton, harmonica. Otis Spann, piano. Willie Dixon, bass. Francis Clay, drums, & others.
Label: Masters of Music. Format: 3 CDs.
UPC: 8436563180408. Daedalus Item Code: 79100
Documenting an important moment in the history of the blues, Muddy Waters at Newport 1960 features the veteran blues man making some new converts with his renditions of "I've Got My Mojo ... (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)
In selecting a primo backing band, Robert Cray joined forces with Hi Rhythm, and the combo recorded this disc in Memphis's Royal Recording Studio, where the sidemen have been accompanying soul and ... (Read More)
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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)
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)
Taj Mahal & Keb Mo' with Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Shelia E. & Lizz Wright.
Label: Concord. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072024649. Daedalus Item Code: 79307
Now that Taj Mahal and Keb Mo' have collaborated on these 11 tracks, it's almost a wonder that these blues mavericks hadn't gotten around to it sooner; this disc is truly a pairing of sympathetic ... (Read More)
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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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Buster Benton's soulful version of Chicago blues made folks want to get up and boogie. He played guitar for a time in Willie Dixon's Blues All-Stars, but he also led his own band. Benton's signature ... (Read More)
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