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John Lee Hooker RULES around here. It is an endless boogie, and we got the pots on and gas on high and we cookin. It's in us and it got to come out. Help yourself to some of these or find your own personal blues vibe by using the search bar just above. You'll feel better.

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2-LP collection celebrating fifty years of classic, genre-defining recordings by a star-studded Who's Who of American blues and roots music artists past and present, featuring HOUND DOG TAYLOR, CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM, J.J. GREY & MOFRO, KOKO TAYLOR, JOHNNY WINTER, TOMMY CASTRO, MARCIA BALL, ALBERT COLLINS, LUTHER ALLISON, JAMES COTTON, TORONZO CANNON and many more! Two-LP set features 24 songs (over 97 minutes of music) celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world's premier blues label. LPs packaged in a double-pocket gatefold cover with extensive liner notes. This is the first-ever Alligator anniversary release on vinyl, as well as the first double-LP in label history.
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180gm deluxe vinyl LP pressing. Recorded with a single microphone by Elektra founder Jac Holzman over two nights in a converted Manhattan church in late 1955, Josh at Midnight finds White delivering spare, impassioned performances of a dozen spirituals and blues numbers. The artist is accompanied throughout the sessions by noted jazz bassist Al Hall and baritone vocalist Sam Gary. The Josh at Midnight reissue was mastered with the participation of original producer Holzman, as well as legendary engineer Bruce Botnick and fabled mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. The Josh at Midnight reissue is a labor of love for Ramseur Records founder Dolphus Ramseur, who's been a committed White fan since childhood, when he first heard Josh at Midnight's lead track "St. James Infirmary" on a local radio station's blues show. White's music has remained a touchstone in Ramseur's life ever since. After meeting Jac Holzman through their mutual association with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ramseur became determined to restore Josh at Midnight to the vinyl marketplace with the same attention to quality and detail for which Ramseur Records has become known.
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Shemekia Copeland

Uncivil War

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Celebrated blues, R&B and Americana vocal powerhouse delivers the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2018's America's Child, winner of the Blues Music Award for Album Of The Year. The new album is again produced by Will Kimbrough and features guest performances and/or songwriting by Kimbrough, Jason Isbell, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Orphan Brigade, Steve Cropper, Duane Eddy and Shawn Mullins. Uncivil War finds Shemekia blazing an exhilarating roots music trail, with many of the songs reflecting the spirit of our turbulent times.

Aggressive press, radio and social media support for an artist with past coverage on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, CNN, CBS-TV's Saturday Early Show, Tavis Smiley Show, NPR'S Weekend Edition, World Café, Mountain Stage and E-Town. In addition, her praises have been sung by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPRMusic. Com, AllMusic. Com, PopMatters. Com, NoDepression. Com, Paste. Com and many more. Radio promotion at Americana, AAA and blues specialty radio. The title track, released as a digital single earlier this year, has already received airplay at all three. America's Child charted Top Ten on Americana single and album charts, and also charted at AAA. Blues specialty radio kept the album on Living Blues' radio chart for six straight months. Shemekia has made hundreds of appearances worldwide at festivals, clubs and arts centers for the last 20 years. Tour dates throughout the U. S. in support will begin as soon as they are feasible. With Uncivil War, Shemekia's passion-packed singing breathes fire into solemn, gospel-drenched anthems, lowdown blues, crunching rockers and frisky New Orleans R&B. On captivating original songs and invigorating new takes on tracls by the Rolling Stones, Junior Parker and her father, famed bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland, she commands listeners' attention while exploring life's daily struggles and triumphs, both political and personal.

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. First vinyl reissue in 30 years of this classic blues-rock masterpiece. Released in 1970, Future Blues was the last Canned Heat album to feature the band's classic lineup (Larry Taylor and Harvey Mandel departed soon after the LP was issued, and songwriter Alan Wilson died later that year). Two songs from the album became hits: the cover version of Wilbert Harrison's "Let's Work Together," and "London Blues," which features the famed New Orleans legend, Malcolm John Rebennack AKA Dr. John.
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Canned Heat

Future Blues

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Digitally remastered edition of this 1970 album from the blues rockers. Canned Heat approached their fifth studio album with great care following the disappointing sales of the album Hallelujah. Despite some great material the band had failed to come up with a hit to follow up the chart success of 'On The Road Again' and 'Going Up the Country'. They approached the songs on this album with great care and when they covered Wilbert Harrison's 'Let's Work Together' they were sure that they had another hit on their hands. The boogie and jams remained but they were now more concise. Henry Vestine had left the band and Harvey Mandel had joined as lead guitarist. The band with Mandel had caused a stir when they played the Woodstock festival among others in the summer of 1969. Sadly, Alan Wilson would pass away shortly after the completion of Future Blues. This edition of this great album features a true stereo version of the hit single 'Let's Work Together', as well as the long version that remained unreleased for years. First time U.S. release with all new mastering and liner notes.
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John Lee Hooker

Hooker N Heat

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A milestone in the careers of all involved. For the Hook, this was the venerable bluesman's first time on the pop-album charts. For Canned Heat, it was, sadly, the last recording with Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson, who'd be dead of a drug overdose just months later. This 1971 double LP is here on 2 CDs, and it's a blues-boogie masterpiece.
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Deluxe 3 CD Digipak. Over 30 tracks. Over 3 hours of prime Freddie King in concert from the '70s. I was interested in the white rock 'n' rollers until I heard Freddie King - and then I was over the moon. I knew that was where I belonged - finally. That was serious, proper guitar playing and I haven't changed my mind ever since. I still listen to him and I get the same boost now that I did then.' Eric Clapton. In a 1985 interview, Eric Clapton cited Freddy King's 1961 B side I Love the Woman as the first time I heard that electric lead-guitar style, with the bent notes' [it] started me on my path. Clapton shared his love of King with fellow British guitar heroes Peter Green, Jeff Beck and Mick Taylor, all of whom were profoundly influenced by King's sharpened-treble tone and curt melodic hooks on iconic singles such as The Stumble, I'm Tore Down and Someday, After Awhile. Nicknamed The Texas Cannonball for his imposing build and incendiary live shows, King had a unique guitar attack. Steel on steel is an unforgettable sound, says Derek Trucks, referring to King's use of metal banjo picks. But it's gotta be in the right hands. The way he used it ' man, you were going to hear that guitar. Trucks can still hear King's huge impact on Clapton. When I played with Eric, Trucks said recently, there were times when he would take solos and I would get that Freddy vibe.' King's blues style was fluid, but with biting power that was arguably more forceful than that of many other bluesmen of his day. King used thumb and finger picks and would just dig into his Gibson 355 ' hung precariously over just his right shoulder ' creating what are now classic, deeply influential and riveting solos.
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The Rock-n-Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist's most celebrated album re-mastered and expanded with 5 previously unreleased bonus tracks!
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B.B. King

Live In Cook County Jail [Vinyl]

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Limited 180 gram vinyl LP repressing of the classic B.B. King live album. Live In Cook County Jail. Recorded in Chicago's Cook County Jail on a hot fall day in 1970 and released the following year, the recording of this historic event was named #499 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, hitting #1 on the Billboard R&B charts, #3 on the Jazz charts and #25 on the Top 200. One of several live albums King released, it features a selection of his best-known songs. Includes "How Blue Can You Get?", "Please Accept My Love" and his signature classics "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Every Day I Have The Blues".
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Part of the Chess 50th Anniversary Series of legendary blues artist compilations, this digitally remastered set contains 15 of Buddy's best hits including "First Time I Met the Blues," "Worried Mind," "My Time After a While" (alt.) and "Stone Crazy." Packaging features great new liner notes and graphics.
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Buddy Guy

Heavy Love

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Double 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing in gatefold sleeve. Buddy Guy is an exponent of Chicago blues and influenced many prominent guitarists, including Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and John Mayer. His 1998 album Heavy Love is another one of his fine blues-rock records. Besides two songs of his own material he is covering classics from Willie Dixon ('I Just Want to Make Love to You'). Tony Joe White ('Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You'), ZZ Top ('I Need You Tonight') and many more. It is heavier compared to many of his other recordings, but he still finds his way back to the blues.
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Buddy Guy

Living Proof

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2010 album from the legendary Blues guitarist. Featuring guest appearances from B.B. King and Carlos Santana.
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2018 release, the first album in three years from the blues legend. The fruitful partnership of blues legend Buddy Guy and Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge continues on this album-and they had a little help from their friends, too. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck and James Bay join them here-though, as always, it's Buddy's guitar heroics, vocal power and commanding charisma that magnetize most. Includes "A Few Good Years," "Guilty As Charged," "Cognac," "Bad Day," "You Did the Crime" and more. This album is the first from Guy, 81, since 2015's Born to Play Guitar.
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Howlin' Wolf

Moanin' In The Moonlight

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Vinyl LP pressing. Moanin' in the Moonlight was the debut album by American blues singer Howlin' Wolf. The album was a compilation of previously issued singles by Chess Records. It was originally released by Chess Records as a mono-format LP record in 1959. The album has been reissued several times, including a vinyl reissue in 1969, with the playing order changed, titled Evil. The two earliest songs on Moanin' in the Moonlight were "Moanin' at Midnight" and "How Many More Years". These two songs and 'All Night Boogie', were recorded in Memphis, the first two at Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service in Memphis, Tennessee in July 1951, and, 'All Night Boogie', the last track on side one, in Memphis in 1953. These songs were sold to the Chess brothers, Leonard and Phil, who released them on two singles [ Chess 1479, and Chess 1557, the first two titles being released on August 15, 1951.
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this album from the late Blues great. Music on Vinyl.
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Muddy Waters

Electric Mud (Blk) (Gate) [180 Gram]

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As a continuing collaboration with Chess Records/Universal Records and the estate of Muddy Waters, Third Man Records is proud to announce the reissue of Muddy Waters' fifth studio album Electric Mud.Electric Mud, which Chess originally released in 1968 has not seen a legitimate domestic vinyl release since 2002, despite it's enormous influence on generations of blues rockers. It features members of Rotary Connection as Muddy's backing band and was very controversial upon it's release for it's fusion of electric blues with psychedelic elements. The album is now recognized as a forward-thinking classic, sampled extensively by artists like The Black Keys and Gorillaz.The album will be available on black vinyl pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, with a beautiful gatefold jacket in it's original black-on-white color scheme, and a four-panel foldout poster.
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One of the Chess "Blues Big Four," Sonny Boy Williamson was a supremely resourceful musician - creator of one of blues's transcendent bodies of recordings and mentor to an impressive array of harpists including Howlin' Wolf, Junior Parker and Little Walter. This Chess 50th Anniversary series title collects 20 Williamson hits including "Bring It on Home," "Don't Start Me to Talkin'," "Help Me" and "One Way Out" - songs later interpreted by everyone from the Animals to the Allman Bros. To Led Zeppelin.
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Import 180-gram LP pressing. When the blues was no longer hip as it was in the '60s Stevie Ray Vaughan crashed the charts with his debut album 'Texas Flood' in 1983. Spending more than six months in the charts made Vaughan a true star and on his own he revitalized the blues experience again. On 'Texas Flood' Stevie Ray Vaughan celebrates his influences, pumps fresh blood into the familiar genre and made it a success... once again! The album kicks off with two well known songs 'Love Struck Baby' and 'Pride And Joy', after which he starts building to the climax of 'Dirt Pool' and 'I'm Crying'. The album concludes with a tribute to his wife 'Lenny'. Stevie Ray Vaughan's unique quality is that he's not an artist who just recorded albums in the blues genre trying to approach the standard. Instead he just simply joined in with all the '60s blues legends.
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The Robert Cray Band

That's What I Heard

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Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. His latest album, That's What I Heard, was recorded at the iconic Capitol Records studios and produced by Steve Jordan (Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Keith Richards, Boz Scaggs). The music is a varied sonic blend of blues, soul, boogaloo and gospel. Guest artists include Ray Parker Jr and Steve Perry.