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At Newport, 1960

At Newport, 1960 Lowest new price: $5.57
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Brand: WATERS,MUDDY
Model: 1972473

This 1960 recording-the greatest live blues album ever-is made even better with this reissue! I've Got My Mojo Working; (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man , and the rest of this famed set are now joined by the four-song studio session Muddy recorded the previous month, plus new notes and photos!

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Fever For The Bayou

Fever For The Bayou Lowest new price: $6.28
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Model: 2023767

In truth, Benoit is one of the hottest properties on the contemporary blues scene. His latest Telarc release, 'Fever for the Bayou', embodies the rich history and multicultural spirit of the Louisiana Delta-the small corner of the world that spawned some of the greatest music ever made. 2005.

Houma homeboy Tab Benoit may have snuck up on some blues fans, but his status as the best and brightest of modern Louisiana bluesmen is now too obvious for any to ignore. His swamp-saturated sound and incisive Telecaster attack, also heard on the Whiskey Store and Whiskey Store Live dueling-guitar albums with Jimmy Thackery, easily personalizes classics, such as Elmore James's "I Can't Hold Out," featured here with saxist Jimmy Carpenter. But Benoit's at his best with the bayou beat. As on 2003's The Sea Saint Sessions, Benoit spotlights the musical heritage of New Orleans by using two guest vocalists who are Crescent City icons: Mardi Gras Indian "Big Chief" Monk Boudreaux and dynastic percussionist/vocalist/composer Cyrille Neville. Boudreaux vocally parades through "Golden Crown" at a fittingly funky Mardi Gras tempo, while Neville provides two songs: the percussion-embellished "Little Girl Blues" and the history lesson "The Blues Is Here to Stay," on which he vocally duets with Benoit between some of the album's best guitar work.

Buddy Guy's "I Smell a Rat" is the album's longest track as Benoit, beginning with a tasty intro, takes his most extended guitar workout, conjuring up a late-night blues club feel in the process. Benoit also contributes three originals, including the zydeco-tinged title track, an anthem of Cajun pride that serves him well as a signature song. Also his is the swamp stomper "Night Train," the album opener. At the other end is a surprise finale, a sublime front-porch, finger-picking acoustic rendition of "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It". --Michael Point

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Hoochie Coochie Man (2LP Gatefold 180g Vinyl) - Muddy Waters

Hoochie Coochie Man (2LP Gatefold 180g Vinyl) - Muddy Waters Lowest new price: $25.54
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2LP Gatefold, 180Gram.

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  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

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Wander This World

Wander This World Lowest new price: $3.99
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Brand: CD
Model: 2139534

JONNY LANG - WANDER THIS WORLD - CD

One would think that jumping into the pop-rock marketplace after being branded a blues player might confuse a 17-year-old guitar whiz. No way. Jonny Lang, with the lucid advice of ace producer David Z, understands the role of the blues as solid ground for someone who wants to take flight with intelligent, well-crafted music that has a wide audience. His second album's strengths lie with his gruffly appealing singing voice and his lean, razor-edged guitar phrases. The material is solid, with songs that range stylistically from the ingratiating funk number "I Am" (a hitherto unrecorded David Z and Prince composition), to the it-sure-sounds-like-a-rock-hit "Still Rainin'" (complete with thunderous chords and soulful female backup singers), to a griddle-hot take on the late Chicago blues guitarist Luther Allison's "Cherry Red Wine." All 12 songs are of a piece, tied together by Lang's unassailable musical integrity and his freshness of vision. And R&B master guitarist Steve Cropper is on hand in the Minneapolis recording studio to insure the soulful vibe. --Frank- John Hadley

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Blues On The Bayou

Blues On The Bayou Lowest new price: $2.11
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Brand: KING,B.B.
Model: 1972339

This is B. B. King's first studio album recorded with his touring band in more than 14 years. A back-to-basics labor of love, it was recorded over four days live with no overdubs or high-tech enhancement.
Genre: Blues Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 20-OCT-1998

There's an undeniable pleasure in listening to a veteran bluesman do his stuff. For Blues on the Bayou, which he also produced, B.B. King presents a stripped-down, simply-arranged recording that's as tight as a coiled spring and smooth as a freshly-polished dance floor. From the first track, "Blues Boys Tune," a slow instrumental dripping with organ riffs, this CD is chock-full of the sort of guitar work that a master like King makes sound effortless. Whether it's the mid-tempo playfulness of "Bad Case of Love," or the slow "Blues Man" with its sparkling-clean guitar work, or the wistfulness of "Darlin' What Happened," or the sheer sweetness of "If I Lost You," Blues on the Bayou proves why King is considered the reigning master of blues guitar. Even the violins sound right and proper here, and King's sidemen turn in some impressive work as well; there are in particular some great piano solos on this disc. On the whole, Blues on the Bayou is a slow-burning treat. --Genevieve Williams

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  • BB KING
  • BLUES ON THE BAYOU
  • CD

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I Am The Blues

I Am The Blues Lowest new price: $3.69
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Brand: Dixon, Willie
Model: 3865316

On this 1970 LP, the quintessential blues songwriter performs his own tunes-every one a classic: I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man; The Little Red Rooster; Spoonful; Back Door Man, and more!

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Ice Pickin

Ice Pickin Lowest new price: $10.85
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Brand: Collins, Albert
Model: 1977322

1978 album, one of Alligator Records all-time best-sellers reissued on 180g vinyl with download card!

Until this album was released in 1978, Albert Collins had been a journeyman Texas bluesman, little known and unrecorded for six years. His guitar playing here won him a new generation of fans, and set the stage for the popularity he enjoyed until his death. His clustered, sustained, choked, and bent notes, played with his thumb and fingers, set a generation of pickers agog. The tone was piercing; the timing impeccable. Collins' vocals were never quite as strong, but it scarcely mattered as he was the man for whom the electric guitar might have been invented. The eight songs on this set include "When the Welfare Turns Its Back on You," and several jaw-dropping instrumentals. --Colin Escott

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Fathers And Sons (Remastered)

Fathers And Sons (Remastered) Lowest new price: $5.97
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Brand: WATERS,MUDDY
Model: 2297265

The fathers on this 1969 double LP were Muddy and piano man Otis Spann; the sons were stars of a new generation: Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Buddy Miles and more. The original release, Muddy's highest-charting LP, contained studio ( I'm Ready; All Aboard , etc.) and live ( Got My Mojo Working; Honey Bee , etc.) recordings; this reissue adds three unissued tracks and a rare B-side. 75 minutes of music from a once-in-a-lifetime meeting!

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Best Of Chess: Original Versions Of Songs in Cadillac Records

Best Of Chess: Original Versions Of Songs in Cadillac Records Lowest new price: $3.26
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Brand: Umgd/Mca
Model: 5261705

The 2008 movie Cadillac Records is the story of Chess Records. The Best of Chess is the original versions of the songs used in the Cadillac Records movie starring Beyonce, Mos Def, Solange, Jeffrey Wright, Raphael Saadiq and others. Cadillac Records chronicles the history of Chess Records, the pre-eminent blues label of the 1950s and 1960s co-founded by Leonard Chess and his brother Phil. Featured songs in Cadillac Records by Etta James (played by Beyonce Knowles), Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Little Walter (Columbus Short), Willie Dixon (Cedric the Entertainer), Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Howlin' Wolf (Eamonn Walker) and more.

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In Session

In Session Lowest new price: $4.94
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Brand: King, Albert

In Session by Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan

When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Recorded for a television program of the same name back in 1983, In Session bills itself as the only known recording of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King, who was Vaughan's idol and mentor, playing together. That leads to some heavy expectations, which fortunately aren't disappointed, at least if you aren't expecting the customary over-the-top performances Vaughan was famous for. His playing here is much more laid-back and controlled, which is actually a recommendation--the stylistic similarities between teacher and student are that much more pronounced. The songs are mostly King concert staples, with the exception of "Pride and Joy"; highlights include the T-Bone Walker classic "Call It Stormy Monday" and one of King's own, "Overall Junction," which features some excellent guitar solo work. The snippets of recorded conversation between songs are interesting curiosities as well. --Genevieve Williams

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  • Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Session

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