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VA - The Swing Time Records Story: R&B, Blues & Gospel 1946-1952 (2CD) (1994) {Capricorn} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - The Swing Time Records Story: R&B, Blues & Gospel 1946-1952 (2CD) (1994) {Capricorn} **[RE-UP]**

VA - The Swing Time Records Story: R&B, Blues & Gospel 1946-1952 (2CD) (1994) {Capricorn}
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Genre: R&B, blues, gospel

Capricorn Records released this 2CD retrospective box set called The Swing Time Records Story. Subtitled R&B, Blues & Gospel 1946-1952, the box honors the music released by Jack Lauderdale, who ran Swing Time from Los Angeles, originally as the Down Beat label before changing the name to Swing Beat, before finally settling with Swing Time. The label lasted only six years but it would become the home for Ray Charles, Lowell Fulson, Percy Mayfield, and Jimmy Witherspoon. The box features 50 songs. This was a library disc so since there were stickers and handwriting on the booklet and disc, there are no scans for it, just the audio.

Blind Willie Johnson - The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (1993)

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Blind Willie Johnson - The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (1993)

Blind Willie Johnson - The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (1993)
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Soul, Gospel, Blues | Label: Legacy Recordings, Columbia Records

The Complete Blind Willie Johnson is a compilation album by American gospel blues singer-guitarist Blind Willie Johnson, and was released on Columbia Records, on April 27, 1993. The album is a collection of all of Johnson's released works, 30 songs in total, which were recorded between 1927 and 1930 at a variety of different Columbia studios.

Various Artists - Bluesin' By The Bayou: Ain't Broke, Ain't Hungry (2017) {Ace Records CDCHD 1506}

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Various Artists - Bluesin' By The Bayou: Ain't Broke, Ain't Hungry (2017) {Ace Records CDCHD 1506}

Various Artists - Bluesin' By The Bayou: Ain't Broke, Ain't Hungry (2017) {Ace Records CDCHD 1506}
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© 2017 Ace Records | CDCHD 1506
Blues / South Louisiana Blues / Traditional Blues

28 slices of down’n’dirty blues from the Deep South – including eight previously unheard tracks and takes. The “By The Bayou” series leaps to Volume 18 with a return to the blues of South Louisiana, bringing you rare or previously unissued tracks from stars of the genre such as Lightnin’ Slim, Lazy Lester and Slim Harpo, plus a host of little-known or completely unknown performers. We also have two artists who you would never think performed in the downhome style – Barbara Lynn and Cookie (aka Huey Thierry) – but who sound right at home, with an unknown harmonica player setting the tone on Barbara’s track whilst Cupcakes guitarist Marshall Laday supports Cookie with some mean blues pickin’. In fact there are several tracks here that will have air-guitar virtuosos reaching for their imaginary axes.

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Gate Walks to Board: 1947-1960 Aladdin & Peacock Sides (2015) {Hoodoo Records 263524}

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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Gate Walks to Board: 1947-1960 Aladdin & Peacock Sides (2015) {Hoodoo Records 263524}

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Gate Walks to Board: 1947-1960 Aladdin & Peacock Sides (2015) {Hoodoo Records 263524}
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© 1947-60, 2015 Hoodoo Records | 263524
Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Electric Blues / Texas Blues

This special collector's edition contains 29 remastered recordings by Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, consisting of a selection of the magnicent early sides released between 1947 and 1960 on the Peacock and Aladdin record labels. Several of his most famous songs and enduring singles are featured on this quintessential CD, including “Dirty Work at the Crossroads,” “Midnight Hour,” “Just Before Dawn,” and “Okie Dokie Stomp,” among others. It is truly an indispensable set for any blues and R&B devotee.

Various Artists - The Rough Guide To Blues Women (Reborn And Remastered) (2016) {World Music Network RGNET1352CD}

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Various Artists - The Rough Guide To Blues Women (Reborn And Remastered) (2016) {World Music Network RGNET1352CD}

Various Artists - The Rough Guide To Blues Women (Reborn And Remastered) (2016) {World Music Network RGNET1352CD}
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© 2016 World Music Network | RGNET1352CD | Rough Guide Series
Blues / Country Blues / East Coast Blues / Delta Blues

From the classic blues of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey to female country blues pioneers Memphis Minnie and Geeshie Wiley, this Rough Guide explores the hugely significant and often overlooked role that women have played in the story of the blues. 'The fact that this release brings attention to this overlooked category is well beyond overdue'.

Various Artists - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016) {2CD Alligator Records ALCD 127/28}

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Various Artists - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016) {2CD Alligator Records ALCD 127/28}

Various Artists - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016) {2CD Alligator Records ALCD 127/28}
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© 2016 Alligator Records | ALCD 127/28
Blues

It’s been 45 years since Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers entered a Chicago recording studio to cut the album that would change the face of American music forever. That self-titled release came out in August 1971 and launched an American institution, Alligator Records. Label boss Bruce Iglauer ran the operation from an efficiency apartment in the Windy City. In the subsequent decades, his imprint would issue roughly 300 titles, including releases from Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, and Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials, among many, many others. When quality blues records were hard to come by and majors turned their attention to the latest fashions, Iglauer stuck it out, giving a loyal fan base music they didn’t know they were missing. To see the Alligator logo on an album’s spine meant you were getting something handpicked from a friend who loved that music as much as you did. Maybe even more.

Duke Henderson - Get Your Kicks (1945) {Delmark DD-668 rel 1994}

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Duke Henderson - Get Your Kicks (1945) {Delmark DD-668 rel 1994}

Duke Henderson - Get Your Kicks (1945) {Delmark DD-668 rel 1994}
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© 1945, 1994 Apollo / Delmark Records | DD-668
Jazz / Blues / Jump Blues / Regional Blues / West Coast Blues

Blues shouter Henderson was quite a popular jump blues singer on the postwar L.A. scene. His 1945 output for Apollo, collected here, rates with his best; backed by top-drawer sidemen including saxists Lucky Thompson, Wild Bill Moore, and Jack McVea and guitarist Gene Phillips, Henderson's pipes convey the proper party spirit on these 20 swinging sides.

Various Artists - Classic African American Songsters (2014) {Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40211}

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Various Artists - Classic African American Songsters (2014) {Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40211}

Various Artists - Classic African American Songsters (2014) {Smithsonian Folkways SFW40211}
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© 2014 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings | SFW40211
Blues / Folk / Jazz / Acoustic Blues / Country Blues / Country-Folk / Ragtime

The 2014 Smithsonian compilation, Classic African American Songsters from Smithsonian Folkways, brings together recordings culled from the museum's vast collection that showcase the stylistic diversity of artists who, though largely known for playing the blues, performed many other genres of music. These are songs that move through such wide-ranging styles as ragtime, country, Tin Pan Alley, and more. Included are songs by Big Bill Broonzy, Lead Belly, Mississippi John Hurt, Peg Leg Sam, and many others.

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw (2016) {5CD Box Set Bear Family BCD 17352 rec 1941-1962}

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Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw (2016) {5CD Box Set Bear Family BCD 17352 rec 1941-1962}

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - A Music Man Like Nobody Ever Saw (2016) {5CD Box Set Bear Family BCD 17352 rec 1941-1962}
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© 1941-62, 2016 Bear Family Records | BCD 17352
Blues / Delta Blues / Chicago Blues / Electric Blues

In the world of music, there was never anyone quite like ARTHUR 'BIG BOY' CRUDUP. Rooted in the Mississippi Delta, his style was propulsive, melodic, original, and profoundly soulful. If he wasn’t 'The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll', as one LP proclaimed, there’s no doubt that rock ‘n’ roll owes a debt to his songs, including That’s All Right Mama, My Baby Left Me, Rock Me Mamma, So Glad You’re Mine, and Mean Ol’ Frisco Blues, as much as to his tight, swinging brand of rural blues.

Various Artists - The Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Collection (1996) {2CD Alligator Records ALCD 110-111}

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Various Artists - The Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Collection (1996) {2CD Alligator Records ALCD 110-111}

Various Artists - The Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Collection (1996) {2CD Alligator Records ALCD 110-111}
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© 1996 Alligator Records | ALCD 110-111
Blues

This is a specially priced, two-CDs-for-the-price-of-one photo-cube set, loaded with great stuff from Charlie Musselwhite, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Winter, Billy Boy Arnold, Lonnie Mack, and a host of others who have trotted their wares on the label over the years. Besides giving the novice one great introduction to the label (as the music runs from traditional to modern), the big bonus here is a treasure trove of previously unissued tracks from Roy Buchanan (a chaotic version of Link Wray's "Jack the Ripper"); Floyd Dixon (a recut of his Blues Brothers-approved hit "Hey Bartender"); Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland in a marvelous outtake from the Showdown! album ("Something to Remember You By"); and the band that started it all, Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, with a crazed version of Elmore James' "Look on Yonder's Wall," as sloppy as it is cool. Very good stuff.

Guy Davis - Sweetheart Like You (2009)

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Guy Davis - Sweetheart Like You (2009)

Guy Davis - Sweetheart Like You (2009)
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Modern Acoustic Blues, Folk Blues, Country Blues | Label: Red House | # RHR CD 211

Guy Davis continues to explore the almost forgotten territory of acoustic African-American folk music, field hollers, shouts, rags, and gospel songs in a style that predates the blues and has much in common with the white Appalachian music that existed until the record companies separated it into race and hillbilly music. "Slow Motion Daddy" is a salacious ragtime original with a syncopated rhythm that recalls Rev. Gary Davis and Willie McTell. Davis plays banjo and harmonica and hams it up giving the performance a sly humor. "Follow Me Down" is a 12-string guitar showcase that pays homage to Leadbelly's "Mr. Tom Hughes' Town" a tale of racism and high life in the big city. Nerak Patterson adds electric guitar to a cover of "Hoochie Coochie Man" in an arrangement that crosses the Delta with South Side Chi town. Davis delivers the tune with a growling sexuality and leaves Patterson room for a tasty solo. "Can't Be Satisfied" is another Muddy Waters' tune, this time played claw hammer style on the banjo, with Davis adding harmonica and delivering another playful vocal.

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5: The Final Chapter (1996) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 57546 rec 1931-1933}

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Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5: The Final Chapter (1996) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 57546 rec 1931-1933}

Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings Vol. 5: The Final Chapter (1996) {2CD Set Columbia C2K 57546 rec 1931-1933}
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© 1931-33, 1996 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | C2K 57546
Blues / Jazz / Classic Female Blues / Early Jazz / Vaudeville Blues

Bessie Smith cut 160 sides for the Columbia and OKeh labels between 1923 and 1933, and the four previous two-CD/cassette box sets of her complete recordings released in the 1990s covered 154 of them, which introduces the question, what can a fifth two-CD/cassette box set contain in addition to the remaining six cuts? First, there are five previously unreleased alternate takes; second, there is the 15-minute low-fi soundtrack to the two-reel short St. Louis Blues, which constitutes the only film of Smith; and third, taking up all of the second CD/cassette, there are 72 minutes of interview tapes of Ruby Smith, Bessie Smith's niece, who traveled as part of her show. The box contains a "Parental Advisory – Explicit Lyrics" warning because of the nature of Ruby Smith's reminiscences. You won't learn much about Bessie Smith's music from her niece's remarks, but you will learn a lot about her sexual preferences.

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1946-48) {2CD Capitol-EMI CDP-7-96843-2 rel 1991}

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Lightnin' Hopkins - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1946-48) {2CD Capitol-EMI CDP-7-96843-2 rel 1991}

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1946-48) {2CD Capitol-EMI CDP-7-96843-2 rel 1991}
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© 1946-48, 1991 Aladdin / Capitol-EMI | CDP-7-96843-2
Blues / Acoustic Texas Blues / Regional Blues / Country Blues

Hopkins' earliest recordings in a nice package, booklet with biography, discography, and many detailed informations - plus great sound quality. This is where it all began for the Houston troubadour: 43 solo sides, as evocative and stark as any he ever did, from 1946-1948. The first 13 sides find the guitarist in tandem with pianist Wilson "Thunder" Smith (who handles the vocals on a few tracks), but after that, old Lightnin' Hopkins went the solo route. "Katie May," "Short Haired Woman," "Abilene," "Shotgun" – all these and more rate with his seminal performances.

Bessie Smith - Chattanooga Gal (2004) 4CD

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Bessie Smith - Chattanooga Gal (2004) 4CD

Bessie Smith - Chattanooga Gal (2004) 4CD
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Vocal Blues, Early Jazz | Label: Proper Records

Bessie Smith's big, beautiful voice and emotionally naked interpretation made her into one of the all-time stars of the gramophone record, influencing talents as wide ranging as Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson and Janis Joplin. This 4CD set includes all of her best known songs, whose raw energy and emotion shine out across the decades and show just why she became such a star. Transcending the worlds of blues, gospel and popular song, Bessie is a seminal figure in modern music and this box is the ultimate overview of her career.

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.