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"Buddy Guy is by far, and without doubt, the best guitar player alive" Eric Clapton once proclaimed. Pretty awesome for a kid who started out on a two-string guitar pieced together from a chunk of wood and his mother's hairpins. But that was the way of things for George 'Buddy' Guy. This compilation gathers the recordings that launched his career.
Buddy Guy - Stone Crazy Blues (Blue Vinyl) (Blue) [Colored Vinyl] [180 Gram]
$26.99
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Many great singers passed through the hands of late great soul/R&B producer Jerry Wexler, from Aretha Franklin to Dusty Springfield, but Etta James was a singer he willingly waited 20 long years to work with. "Etta is a church in herself," he said in his autobiography, adding: "Her voice is a mighty influence, her musical personality able to express an extraordinary range of moods." He further described her as "A woman used but not spent, abused but never defeated, vulnerable but though sheer strength of will, victorious." Her legend lives on in her music. Press play and share her many emotions... 3LP Gatefold white vinyl
Etta James - Platinum Collection [Colored Vinyl] (Wht) (Uk)
$42.99
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180 gram. High Definition Premium Virgin Vinyl Pressing For Super Fidelity. Direct Metal Mastering. The transition from country to urban blues that began in the 1920s was driven by the successive waves of economic crisis and booms and the associated move of African Americans from rural to urban areas. This has come to be known as the Great Migration. In the aftermath of World War II, the long boom period induced the Second Migration, which marked a massive migration of the African American population. Many performers such as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Jimmy Reed, among many others, migrated to Chicago from the Mississippi region. This situation reinforced trends within urban blues music such as the progressive electrification of the instruments, their amplification and the generalization of the blues beat. Chicago became a center for electric blues from 1948 on, when Muddy Waters recorded his first success: "I Can't Be Satisfied." But Waters, born McKinley Morganfield (Issaquena County, Mississippi, April 4, 1913 - Westmon, Illinois, April 30, 1983), was more than a pioneer in the Chicago electric blues scene. He was a great singer of American vernacular music - a vocal artist of astonishing power, range, depth, and subtlety. His presence was that of a king, and his blues sounded simple, but it was so deeply rooted in the traditions of the Mississippi Delta that other singers and guitarists found it almost impossible to imitate it convincingly. "My blues looks so simple, so easy to do, but it's not. They say my blues is the hardest blues in the world to play, " stated Muddy Waters in a 1978 interview. Among musicians and singers, his remarkable sense of timing, his command of inflection and pitch shading, and his vocabulary of vocal sounds and effects, from the purest falsetto to grainy moaning rasps, were all frequent topics of conversation. He was also able to duplicate many of his singing techniques on electric guitar, using a metal slider to make the instrument "speak" in a quivering, voice-like manner.
Muddy Waters - Best Of (Bonus Tracks) [180 Gram] [Remastered] (Vv) (Spa)
$20.99
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Includes 2 Bonus Tracks! Limited Edition in Solid Red Colored Vinyl. 180 gram. New Collection Of Colored Classic LPs. Limited Edition. Direct Metal Mastering.
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin In The Moonlight [Colored Vinyl] [Limited Edition] [180 Gram] (Red)
$22.99
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Includes 2 Bonus Tracks! Limited Edition in Solid Blue Colored Vinyl. 180 gram. New Collection Of Colored Classic LPs. Limited Edition. Direct Metal Mastering.
Albert King - Big Blues (Blue) (Bonus Tracks) [Colored Vinyl] [Limited Edition] [180 Gram]
$22.99
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Hoochie Coochie Man (2 LP Gatefold 180 gram Vinyl) - Muddy Waters. Import. A collection of classic tracks from one of the most influential blues musician of all time. Presented here in a beautiful 2 LP, 180 gram gatefold format.
Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man [Import]
$36.99
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180 gram. High Definition Premium Vinyl Pressing For Super Fidelity. Direct Metal Mastering. This edition presents a who's who of the Chicago blues from the 1960s. Featured here are such talents as Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and Willie Dixon, performing at the peak of their careers. This WPOA live radio broadcast was emceed in the early 1960s by local disc jockey Big Bill Hill at Chicago's intimate Copacabana Club. (When the album was reissued in 1967, it was retitled Blues from Big Bill's Copacabana.)
Folk Festival Of The Blues With Muddy Waters / Var - Folk Festival Of The Blues With Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon / Various
$19.99
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This seminal British blues album gave Clapton the chance to finally show his chops, not surprisingly, launching Clapton into stardom. Recorded in 1966 during Clapton's short stint with the Bluesbreakers, just after leaving the Yardbirds (the birth place of other legendary guitar players like Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck) and before he joined Cream. Includes 4 bonus tracks.
John Mayall - Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
$32.98
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Double Feature. Repackaged 12" LP 180 Gram, Vinyl Limited Edition, Stereo, Direct Metal Mastering, Deluxe Inner Sleeves. DMM mastering.
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960
$19.99
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Includes 4 bonus tracks! This quintessential collector's edition contains Howlin' Wolf's outstanding debut album for Chess Records, Moanin' in the Moonlight (1959) - one of the all-time cornerstones of the genre. It features several of his early hits ("How Many More Years," "Moanin' at Midnight," "Smokestack Lightning," "Forty Four," "Evil," and "I Asked for Water [She Gave Me Gasoline]"). We have also included 4 bonus tracks (highlights from Wolf's musically prolific period between 1951 and 1960), which together with this remastered gem constitute the definitive edition of this blues masterpiece.
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin In The Moonlight + 4 Bonus Tracks
$19.99
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Performer: Lightnin' Hopkins (vocals, guitar). Reissue producer: Matt Walters. Recorded in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1959. Originally released in 1959 on Folkways (FS3822). Includes liner notes by Sam Charters. When folklorist Sam Charters tracked down Lightnin' Hopkins in Houston in 1959, the blues musician was discouraged enough about his music career to have pawned his guitar. Over the previous dozen years, Hopkins had recorded for numerous small labels, creating great music and occasionally hitting the charts. But his raw blues had recently fallen out of fashion. Charters bailed the guitar out of hock and bought the bluesman a bottle of gin. The pair then proceeded to Hopkins' dingy hotel room to record the album that revitalized Hopkins' career, establishing the Texas bluesman as a darling of the 60's folk circuit. In retrospect, it's easy to see how Hopkins caught on with '60s folk audiences. He had the pedigree-as a child, he led Blind Lemon Jefferson around the streets of Houston. Hopkins had a complex personality. As a singer, the bluesman manages to project charm and orneriness simultaneously. His fluid guitar style is both exquisitely musical and technically impressive, while his facility for improvising lyrics undoubtedly delighted many audiences. For both it's historical significance and the quality of the music it contains, LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS is a necessity for any serious blues fan.
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin Hopkins + 2 Bonus Tracks [LP]
$20.99
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The legendary blues album on 180-Gram vinyl with bonus tracks!
John Lee Hooker - House Of The Blues [180 Gram] (Spa)
$20.99

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