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Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 4 (1993) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 52838 rec 1928-1931}

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Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 4 (1993) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 52838 rec 1928-1931}

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 4 (1993) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 52838 rec 1928-1931}
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© 1928-31, 1993 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C2K 52838
Blues / Jazz / Classic Female Blues / Early Jazz / Vaudeville Blues

The fourth of five volumes (the first four are two-CD sets) that reissue all of Bessie Smith's recordings traces her career from a period when her popularity was at its height down to just six songs away from the halt of her recording career. But although her commercial fortunes might have slipped, Bessie Smith never declined and these later recordings are consistently powerful. The two-part "Empty Bed Blues" and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" (hers is the original version) are true classics and none of the other 40 songs (including the double-entendre "Kitchen Man") are throwaways. With strong accompaniment during some performances by trombonist Charlie Green, guitarist Eddie Lang, Clarence Williams's band and on ten songs (eight of which are duets) the masterful pianist James P. Johnson, this volume (as with the others) is quite essential.

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 3 (1992) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47474 rec 1925-1928}

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Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 3 (1992) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47474 rec 1925-1928}

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 3 (1992) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47474 rec 1925-1928}
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© 1925-28, 1992 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C2K 47474
Blues / Jazz / Classic Female Blues / Early Jazz / Vaudeville Blues

On the third of five volumes (the first four are double-CD box sets) that reissue all of her recordings, the great Bessie Smith is greatly assisted on some of the 38 selections by a few of her favorite sidemen: cornetist Joe Smith, trombonist Charlie Green, and clarinetist Buster Bailey. But the most important of her occasional musicians was pianist James P. Johnson, who makes his first appearance in 1927 and can be heard on four duets with Bessie, including the monumental "Backwater Blues." Other highlights of this highly recommended set (all five volumes are essential) include "After You've Gone," "Muddy Water," "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight," "Trombone Cholly," "Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair," and "Mean Old Bed Bug Blues." The power and intensity of Bessie Smith's recordings should be considered required listening; even 80 years later they still communicate.

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47471 rec 1924-1925}

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Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47471 rec 1924-1925}

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 47471 rec 1924-1925}
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© 1924-25, 1991 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C2K 47471
Blues / Jazz / Classic Female Blues / Early Jazz / Vaudeville Blues

Bessie Smith, even on the evidence of her earliest recordings, well deserved the title "Empress of the Blues" for in the 1920s there was no one in her league for emotional intensity, honest blues feeling, and power. The second of five volumes (the first four are two-CD sets) finds her accompaniment improving rapidly with such sympathetic sidemen as trombonist Charlie Green, cornetist Joe Smith, and clarinetist Buster Bailey often helping her out. However, they are overshadowed by Louis Armstrong, whose two sessions with Smith (nine songs in all) fall into the time period of this second set; particularly classic are their versions of "St. Louis Blues," "Careless Love Blues," and "I Ain't Goin' to Play Second Fiddle." Other gems on this essential set include "Cake Walkin' Babies From Home," "The Yellow Dog Blues," and "At the Christmas Ball."

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia 467895 2 rec 1923-1924}

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Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia 467895 2 rec 1923-1924}

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1 (1991) {2CD Set Columbia 467895 2 rec 1923-1924}
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© 1923-24, 1991 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 467895 2
Blues / Jazz / Classic Female Blues / Early Jazz / Vaudeville Blues

In the 1970s, Bessie Smith's recordings were reissued on five double LPs. Her CD reissue series also has five volumes (the first four are double-CD sets) with the main difference being that the final volume includes all of her rare alternate takes (which were bypassed on LP). The first set (which, as with all of the CD volumes, is housed in an oversize box that includes an informative booklet) contains her first 38 recordings. During this early era, Bessie Smith had no competitors on record and she was one of the few vocalists who could overcome the primitive recording techniques; her power really comes through.

John Lee Hooker - 40th Anniversary Album (1989) {DCC Compact Classics}

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John Lee Hooker - 40th Anniversary Album (1989) {DCC Compact Classics}

John Lee Hooker - 40th Anniversary Album (1989) {DCC Compact Classics}
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Country Blues, Delta Blues | DCC Compact Classics #DZS 042

Fourteen rarities from the seemingly bottomless 1948-1952 stash of Detroit producer Bernie Besman, joined by a 1961 stereo "Blues for Abraham Lincoln" that's painfully out-of-tune. Includes "Boogie Chillen" and an alternate version of "I'm in the Mood."

John Lee Hooker - The Boogie Chillen Man (1996)

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John Lee Hooker - The Boogie Chillen Man (1996)

John Lee Hooker - The Boogie Chillen Man (1996)
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Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Blues Encore #CD 52003

The Boogie Chillen Man is a 1996 compilation album by John Lee Hooker. The album included some of his best known songs: "Boogie Chillen'" (1948), "Crawling King Snake" (1949), "Dimples" (1956), "Boom Boom" (1962), and more…

Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

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Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 158 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Jump Blues, East Coast Blues | Label: Classics | # 5089 | 00:54:13

Her mountainous stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from down-in-the-alley blues to pop-slanted ballads. In 1967, she even covered ? & the Mysterians' "96 Tears" (it was her final chart appearance). Alleged drug addiction leveled the mighty belter at the premature age of 47, but Maybelle packed a lot of living into her shortened lifespan.

Sonny Terry - His Best 21 Songs (1938-1946) {Wolf Records BC011 rel 2015}

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Sonny Terry - His Best 21 Songs (1938-1946) {Wolf Records BC011 rel 2015}

Sonny Terry - His Best 21 Songs (1938-1946) {Wolf Records BC011 rel 2015}
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© 1938-1946, 2015 Wolf Records | BC011
Blues / Harmonica Blues / Country Blues / East Coast Blues

21 tracks, 1938-1946, 6-page booklet with liner notes and a discography to the recordings on this CD. Included are also some tracks issued under his pseudonym Sanders Terry, some with accompany by Blind Boy Fuller's Boys, and some numbers feat. Woody Guthrie on banjo, guitar or violin, and the late great Washboard Sam!

Various Artists - Essential Mississippi Blues (2012) {2CD Not Now Music NOT2CD459}

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Various Artists - Essential Mississippi Blues (2012) {2CD Not Now Music NOT2CD459}

Various Artists - Essential Mississippi Blues (2012) {2CD Not Now Music NOT2CD459}
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© 2012 Not Now Music | NOT2CD459
Blues / Traditional Blues / Delta Blues

The Mississippi Delta has some of the most fertile soil in the world and became one of the richest cotton growing areas in the world which, before the American Civil War, was worker exclusively by black slaves brought over from Africa. The blues was forged on the anvil of poverty and hardship the black sharecroppers and tenant farmers had to endure. Born of the harsh, brutal conditions of life in the South, and full of pain, frustration and anger, the passionate, soulful sounds of the Delta revolutionised the sound of 20th-century music. This compilation celebrates some of its greatest exponents.

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998)
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Oldies, Vocal Pop, Ragtime, Early Jazz, Folk, Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Gospel | Label: West Hill

An outstanding nine CD collection of rare jazz, blues, country, pop, cowboy, march, ragtime, vaudeville and gospel recordings that form our musical legacy, compiled by jazz historian Allen Lowe. More than10 hours of music in a presentation slipcase with a 127 page booklet containing many photos and a wealth of interesting information about the music. Space here only permits artist and song title listings of the first 4 CD's in the 9 CD set.

V.A. - Atlantic Blues (4CDs, 1991)

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V.A. - Atlantic Blues (4CDs, 1991)

V.A. - Atlantic Blues (4CDs, 1991)
Blues, Miscellaneous | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 705 Mb
Label: Atlantic Recording Corporation

This box is separated into 4 categories by CD: Guitar, Piano, Vocalists and Chicago. The assortment is staggering…contains tracks by all of these must-hear artists: John Lee Hooker, the Kings (BB, Freddie and Albert) on the Guitar ad Chicago CDs, as well as Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor…on the Piano CD you get "Champion" Jack Dupree, Big Joe Turner, Dr. John AND Professor Longhair AND Ray Charles.

R.L. Burnside - First Recordings (2003) [MFSL 2004] Audio CD Layer

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R.L. Burnside - First Recordings (2003) [MFSL 2004] Audio CD Layer

R.L. Burnside - First Recordings (2003) [MFSL 2004]
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Delta Blues | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2026 | Time: 00:45:16

At the time these tracks were cut, 1967 and 1968, R.L. Burnside was working on a plantation in Coldwater, MS, cutting silage. Folklorist George Mitchell was on a mission to record unknown blues singers down South. Mitchell heard about Burnside and paid him a visit, asking if he could record him. That night Mitchell returned to Burnside's place with a case of beer and some whiskey. Ten months later, Burnside had his first release. While these 14 tracks didn't jump start Burnside's career, they are stark, organic, and timeless, just Burnside and his acoustic guitar running down mainly traditional material that he arranged. This is an absolute treasure for Burnside aficionados and casual blues listeners alike.

Five Blind Boys of Alabama & Mississippi - Precious Lord (2004) 2CD

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Five Blind Boys of Alabama & Mississippi - Precious Lord (2004) 2CD

The Five Blind Boys of Alabama & Mississippi - Precious Lord (2004) 2CD
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Gospel, Blues, Soul | Label: Pazzazz, 2PAZZ 011 | 01:16:52

Two legendary gospel vocal groups who have been active and popular since the late '30s. "Precious Lord" which includes album from the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi "In The Hands Of The Lord" and the album "Walk With Me" from the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, 2 bands on 2 CD's.

Hans Theessink - Lifeline (1998)

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Hans Theessink - Lifeline (1998)

Hans Theessink - Lifeline (1998)
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Blues, Roots, Folk Blues, Country Blues | Label: Blue Groove | # BG-9020

From the opening bars of Soul on Fire you could be forgiven for thinking you were listening to a new Ry Cooder album at last but you would be wrong by a windmill or two. Influenced by the likes of Leadbelly and Big Bill Broonzy, Dutch guitarist Hans Theessink (pronounced "tay-sink") successfully moves across musical borders with ease on his 15th album. Lifeline is just the right mixture of deftly played acoustic blues, gospel and soul channelled into a union that highlights the diversity and durability of roots music at it's best with guests like Charles Brown and The Holmes Brothers. There are 11 excellent original tracks to soak up, as well as covers of Rev Gary Davis, Blind Willie Johnson, and the Neville Brothers. A rare treat!

Various Artists - Bluesin' By The Bayou (2013) {Ace Records CDCHD 1368}

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Various Artists - Bluesin' By The Bayou (2013) {Ace Records CDCHD 1368}

Various Artists - Bluesin' By The Bayou (2013) {Ace Records CDCHD 1368}
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© 2013 Ace Records | CDCHD 1368
Blues / Louisiana Blues

Hardly have we savoured the full taste of “Rhythm ’n’ Bluesin’ By The Bayou” than here comes another bucketful of steaming South Louisiana gumbo and this time it’s “Bluesin’ By The Bayou” – a spicy mix of guitars, harmonicas, and even the occasional accordion, accompanying those tales of despair or machismo that are the recipe for the blues. All the tracks stem from the studios of J.D. Miller in Crowley and Eddie Shuler in Lake Charles. These two men were wonders at spotting talent and getting the best out of the performers, as illustrated on the 28 tracks on this CD.