BLUES joint

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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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.
Josh White - Josh At Midnight [Vinyl]
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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.
John Lee Hooker - Hooker N Heat
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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.
Freddie King - Blues Journey [Digipak]
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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.
Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of America's first festival dedicated to the blues. Featuring previously unheard performances by B.B. King, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Son House, Big Mama Thornton and more!

Various Artists - Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 [Vol. 1 & 2]
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