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|Live At The Regal [Vinyl]
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180-gram vinyl re-release of B.B. King's classic live album 'Live At The Regal.' Recorded November 21, 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago and released the following year, the album is considered one of the greatest blues recordings ever, with Rolling Stone naming it 141 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It is also included in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. King, talking about the album, admitted 'that particular day in Chicago, everything came together.'
|Classic Blues Artwork From The 1920s Calendar (2019)
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(12 month calendar with free CD). Our 2019 'Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's' Calendar with free CD has broad appeal to anyone interested in Blues music or history. Within its pages is a huge treasure trove of original Blues artwork from the earliest days of recorded Blues history. In addition, each calendar contains a free CD that cleverly matches up each month's artwork with the original recording it advertises. These songs make the calendar come alive!This year's CD has a total of 23 tracks: 12 Blues classics from Blues masters Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Blake, Memphis Minnie and others . . . PLUS 11 super rare songs by legendary Blues artists including two recently discovered never-before-heard songs by Mississippi Blues master William Harris and two by Post War Blues giant Papa George Lightfoot. The songs are newly remastered using the American Epic sound team's amazing restoration techniques! Developed at great expense for the soundtrack of the PBS series, there is less surface noise and more dynamic range than in any previous release of these tracks. You will be excited when you feel as if you are right in the room with the performers as they play and sing their hearts out! ISBN:978-0-9894998-5-9
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Title: JOHN PRINE
Street Release Date: 02/06/1990
Prine's 1971 self-titled debut set the tone for the rest of his career. A critical smash and a commercial disappointment, the record contains many of his best known compositions. Proving himself capable of tackling folk balladry, country, and rock with ease, Prine seems to spring into being as a fully formed singer-songwriter at age 24. Lyrically diverse, Prine offers topical songs such as "Sam Stone," the tale of a drug addicted Vietnam vet, achingly sad songs, such as the oft-covered "Angel from Montgomery," and, of course, his trademark wit gets ample time in the spotlight. Produced by the legendary Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Hall and Oates), the record is understated, letting Prine's comfy voice drive things. When needed, the famous house band at American Recording Studios in Memphis kicks in tasteful backing. --Ian Landau
|Running Jumping Standing Still
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Released in the late-'60s, and compared by critics to concept albums like Sgt. Pepper and Smiley Smile, this raucous blend of ragtime, blues, R&B and jazz-sorta like the Band on a bender-has become a cult classic, now available for the first time in decades.
Spider John Koerner made his name in the '60s by picking out acoustic urban blues with the Minneapolis trio of Koerner, Ray, & Glover. He romps a little harder than usual on Running, Jumping, Standing Still, obviously grooving on the extra energy of pianist Willie Murphy. Koerner's folk roots get liberally sprinkled with ragtime, rock & roll, and barrelhouse boogie-woogie courtesy of Murphy's magic fingers. Murphy also sings lead on two tracks, including the long, jazzy piano workout "Old Brown Dog." Koerner and his booming guitar shine on the strutting "Red Palace," the low-key "I Ain't Blue," and the title track. -- Michael Ruby
|The Complete Recordings (The Centennial Collection)
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May 8, 2011, marks the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, who, according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in a midnight bargain that has haunted the music world for three-quarters of a century. The deal brought forth Johnson s incandescent guitar technique and a run of 10-inch 78 rpm singles for the Vocalion, Oriole, Conqueror and Perfect labels recorded in San Antonio in 1936 and Dallas in 1937. Those songs have become a cornerstone of Columbia Records identity, and will be celebrated on two CENTENNIAL releases from Columbia/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
THE CENTENNIAL COLLECTION double-disc set shares the same genealogy as 1990 s Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings, but that package has now been updated for a new generation. The set includes a new essay by Ted Gioia alongside a new biography of Robert Johnson written by Stephen C. LaVere (completely different from his essay in the 1990 version). Also included are new illustrations, photo images, and a family tree of music originating from Robert Johnson.
|Raising Sand [Vinyl]
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Double vinyl edition of their classic album which was released in October 2007.
|Collectors Series: Louis Prima
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Capitol Collectors Series by Louis Prima
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Band leader and lounge kingpin Louis Prima will be best be known for the classic, "Just a Gigolo," immortalized by David Lee Roth for a whole new generation of swingers. But Prima's output went much further: in his day he recorded for Capitol, acted in a movie or two, even owned a golf course. Prima's genius is infectious: lounge, swing, and Dixieland all fuse together into medleys that are fun, dance-worthy, and upbeat. Prima's duets with Keely Smith are the obvious highlights here: "That Ol' Black Magic," "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!," and "I've Got You Under My Skin" are essential Prima tracks. Sure, the cheese factor occasionally runs high, but it is a fun trip. --Jason Verlinde
- Louis Prima Collectors Series CD
|Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by Harry Smith)
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Over 50 years after its original 1952 vinyl release, this is still the best American roots music collection around! Musicologist Harry Smith assembled the anthology from 78 rpm discs issued between 1927 and 1935. This 6-CD reissue was painstakingly researched, annotated and packaged to perfection. With 84 rare tracks, this one is a library all by itself! Includes Drunkard's Special Coley Jones; Peg and Awl Carolina Tar Heels; Frankie Mississippi John Hurt; Engine 143 Carter Family; Indian War Whoop Hoyt Ming & His Pep-Steppers; Newport Blues Cincinnati Jug Band; John the Revelator Blind Willie Johnson; Fifty Miles of Elbow Room Rev. F.W. McGee; Sugar Baby Dock Boggs; See That My Grave Is Kept Clean Blind Lemon Jefferson; The Lone Star Trail Ken Maynard, and many more!
This impressive--and frankly, fun--musical document is still sending out shock waves almost 50 years after its original 1952 vinyl release. The Smithsonian's six-CD reissue is painstakingly researched, annotated, and packaged (even boasting an enhanced disc for the techno-capable). Unlike field recorders, eccentric filmmaker/collector/musicologist Harry Smith assembled the Anthology from commercially released (though obscure) 78 rpm discs issued between 1927 and 1935. Its broad scope--from country blues to Cajun social music to Appalachian murder ballads--was monumentally influential, setting musicians like Bob Dylan down the path to folk fandom. The White House started its own national music library with the Anthology; anyone with more than a passing interest in American roots music should do the same. --Michael Ruby
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|Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris
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Brand: Dust To Digital
Deluxe box set with a 120-page hardcover book edited by William Ferris. The set features essays by Scott Barretta, David Evans and Tom Rankin; Two CDs of Blues and Gospel recordings (1966-1978); One CD of Interviews and Storytelling (1968-1994); One DVD of Documentary Films (1972-1980). Also included are transcriptions for each track and a download/streaming code. Nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Historical Album and Best Liner Notes.
|Precious Lord Recordings of The Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A Dorsey
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Brand: Sony BMG Special Markets
On this 16-track collection we get to hear some legendary artists perform the great compositions from "the father of gospel music." Includes Take My Hand, Precious Lord Marion Williams; When the Gates Swing Open Dixie Hummingbirds; (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley R. H. Harris; Highway to Heaven Alex Bradford (with Dorsey on piano), and others.
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