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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.
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This release presents one of Diddley's finest and hardest-to-find LPs, "Boss Man". Consisting of a 1967 reissue of Diddley's 1957 eponymous debut album but with a different title and cover, it was released in the U.S. by Chess' subsidiary Checker Records.
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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.
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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.
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Buddy Guy

Sweet Tea [2LP]

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Very few artists have attempted, or succeeded, in improving the standard template for classic blues records set some 50 years ago in the golden age of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

On Sweet Tea, Buddy Guy looks to the same source for inspiration; seven of the nine songs here are written by Fat Possum's hill-country blues roster, including T-Model Ford and Junior Kimbrough. Working with producer Dennis Herring (Counting Crows, Jars of Clay) and a small collective of Mississippi-based musicians, Guy sings with a passion that can only come from the same source as the songs.

The noise generated in the studio through vintage amplifiers has a live and dangerous feel to it. The acoustic opener, "Done Got Old," does not prepare the listener for the colossal aural assault of "Baby, Please Don't Leave Me." Fading in on a percussion track, Guy's guitar hits its cat-strangling best and never looks back, while the voice sounds energized, vital, and wholly contemporary. Through the 12-minute "I Got to Try It, Girl" to the closing Guy composition "It's a Jungle Out There," Sweet Tea has all the hallmarks of a classic blues album, mixed with a twist of the new.

Grammy nominated Sweet Tea is now finally available on vinyl for the first time. This 2LP gatefold package includes an insert.

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Muddy Waters

Hoochie Coochie Man [Import]

$29.99

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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.
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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.)
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Muddy Waters

At Newport 1960 (Spa)

$16.99

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Double Feature. Repackaged 12" LP 180 Gram, Vinyl Limited Edition, Stereo, Direct Metal Mastering, Deluxe Inner Sleeves. DMM mastering.
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Muddy Waters

I'm Ready [Import]

$33.99

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UK vinyl LP repressing of this album from the late Blues great. Music on Wax.