Blues A-C

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Johnny Adams After Dark (Zensor/Pläne) M / M- D'1986 32.00*
(german 80's print of tasty Rhythm & Soul sounds by black vocalist/ guitarist; cover of "do right woman - do right man" (Dan Penn)
Luther Allison Bad News Is Coming (Gordy) EX / EX U.S.'1972 65.00
(rough Blues-rockin' slinger-piece w/hot slide on "dust my broom", funky edge 'n soulful soothe on title track w/great   piano-runs! cover of Willie Dixon's "evil is going on", B. B.KIng's "rock me baby"; ...some heavy vibes on this.... and quite tuff to dig up a  piece o' vinyl;)
Here I Come (Encore) M / M- F'1985 32.00*
(french print of mid-80's effort; feat. "Fast Frank" Rabaste on guitar 'n slide; incl. "midnight creeper", "a change must come";)
Live In Paris (Free Bird) M / M- F'1980 32.00*
(french orig. print of this hot Live buster incl. "thrill is gone", "sweet little angel";)
Power Wire Blues (Charly) EX / EX U.K.'1985 28.00*
(live-album recorded at "The Other Side" in Peoria Heights in Illinois in the mid-80's; "dust my broom", "sweet home Chicago";)
Time (Paris Album) M / M- F'1980 32.00*
(french orig. print w/inner-sleeve; feat. Larry Martin on wah-wah guitar, Eddie Boyd on keybords, Lap-steel guitar by Bill Dye;)
Billy Boy Arnold Crying & Pleading (Charly R&B) M- / M U.K.'1981 38.00*
(early 80's U.K. release of vintage recordings released on the Vee Jay Records label in the mid- to the late 50's; Chicago-Blues w/hot harmonica, Sunnyland Slim plays piano on some, Fred Below on drums...; 1 song is prev. unreleased; Julio Finn wrote the liner-notes;)
Winifred Atwell Same (Decca) M- / EX D'197 55.00
(german orig. print as a Special Edition of HOT buttered Boogie- piano strolls (on the B-side) by a master of the genre; A-side has Ragtime piano; full band backing w/guitar, bass 'n drums!)
Hoyt Axton Sings Bessie Smith (Exodus) EX / VG++ U.S.'1966 95.00
(great rendition of songs the Lady got famous with! "you've been a good ole wagon", "black mountain", "me and my gin", "blue spirit blues" ...Hoyt is a trombone of singers, bellyfull of Blues w/hollars 'n yallar tooth laughing vibes... backed by the kind of band they came to call Dixieland:Teddy Buckner (tr) Caughey Roberts (clarinet) John Ewing (trombone) and John Collins plays a funky twanking blindman street guitar, Chester Lane on piano, who once played some of Bessie's own dates; ...great album in odd sleeve showing Hoyt givin' the peace-sign standing next to a saddled stove (!) 'n waving the star-spangled banner in shorts; mono-print;)
Sings Bessie Smith (Exodus) VG+ / VG++ U.S.'1966 75.00
(great rendition of songs the Lady got famous with! "you've been a good ole wagon", "black mountain", "me and my gin", "blue spirit blues" ...Hoyt is a trombone of singers, bellyfull of Blues w/hollars 'n yallar tooth laughing vibes, backed by the kind of band they came to call Dixieland:Teddy Buckner(tr) Caughey Roberts (clarinet) John Ewing (trombone) and John Collins plays a funky twanking blindman street guitar, Chester Lane on piano, who once played some of Bessie's own dates; ...great album in odd sleeve showing Hoyt givin' the peace-sign standing next to a saddled stove(!) 'n waving the star-spangled banner in shorts; mono print;)
Richard Bargel Blue Steel (Ornament) EX / M- D'197 65.00
(rare german small-label print of great white-boy acoustic Country-Blues stringin' w/slide, harmonica and a jews harp somewhere; deep grumblin' vocs divin' into black soil & comin' up w/ a strikin' athmo-laden mixture of its own! cover of Son House's "empire state express", "Me and the devil blues", "motherless children have a hard time"... plenty of orig. songs that grab!)
Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows
Playing For Keeps (Alligator) M- / EX U.S.'1983 28.00*
(shaky R&B in Chicago style w/brass; version of  "polk salad Annie" (T. J. White)
Same (Flying Fish) M- / M- U.S.'1980 28.00*
(shaky Blues-Rock in Chicago style w/brass and Corkie Siegel blows some harp;)
Bobby Bland Reflections In Blue (Abc) M- / M- D'1977 36.00
(german orig. print of late 70's soulful Blues strutter w/brass (Jim Horn, Ernie Watts...) Ben Benay & L. Ritenour on guitars, Victor Feldman plays drums...;)
Bobby Bland & B.B. King Together Again...Live (Abc/Impulse!) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1974 42.00
(mid-70's soulful LIVE-venture by 2 greats in 20th century's Blues circus; Red Holloway on tenor sax, Jerome Richardson on baritone...; incl."let the good times roll"; FOC;)
Rory Block Blue Horizon (Rounder) M- / M- U.S.'1983 36.00*
(U.S. Singer-Songwriter/guitar-stringer lady w/bluesy voice and a mind for soulful ballads 'n Country (pedal-steel by Larry Campbell) full-band backing on a couple of songs;)
I've Got A Rock In My Sock! (Rounder) SS / SS U.S.'1986 34.00*
(U.S. Singer-Songwriter/guitar-stringer lady w/bluesy voice and a mind for soulful ballads 'n kindlin' some rockin' fever here on her mid-80's release (her 4th album for Rounder Records) ...incl. David Bromberg, Taj Mahal on harmonica, Stevie Wonder helps out; 1 track recorded live; cover of Charlie Patton's "moon's goin' down";)
Rhinestones & Steel Strings (Rounder) M- / EX U.S.'1983 28.00*
(U.S. Singer-Songwriter/guitar-stringer lady w/bluesy voice and a mind for soulful ballads w/piano accompaniment; all self-penned songs;)
Michael Bloomfield Analine (Takoma) M / M- U.S.'1977 65.00
(mostly acoustic venture w/some electric-slide guitar on "at the cross"(!) great rendition of "Frankie & Johnny" and title-track is by Nick Gravenites (who sings on this) this song also has Mark Naftalin on accordion, Anna Rizzo & Marcia Ann Taylor sing b
Cruisin' For A Bruisin' (Takoma) M- / M U.S.'1981 38.00
(incl."snowblind","junker's blues")
Cruisin' For A Bruisin' (Takoma) EX / EX U.S.'1981 32.00
(incl."snowblind","junker's blues")
Living In The Fast Lane (Waterhouse) EX / EX U.K.'1980 34.00
(soulful, electric piece w/Mark Naftalin, Anna Rizzo...; horn arrangements; hot electric slide on "Big C blues", insert-sheet;)
Same (Takoma) VG++ / EX U.S.'1978 42.00
(full-band electric venture w/brass; "sloppy drunk", "see that my grave is kept clean")
Little Joe Blue I'm Going All Right Again (Evejim) M / M- U.S.'1989 28.00*
(Brass-blowin' Blues-Rocker w/a voice that reminds of B.B.King! ...be sure to check out his earlier albums on Jewel Records!)
Southern Country Boy (Jewel) EX / EX U.S.'1972 65.00
(early 70's orig. U.S. release of southern, swampy Blues-grooves w/brass, rattlin' piano 'n subtle, electric guitar licks by Little Joe Blue, lesser known as Joseph Valery, Jr., the real name of this Mississippi-born  Bluesman! ...there's a definite B. B. King influence in his voice & quite a dose of Soul spreadin'; blue-green-label print;)
Southern Country Boy (Jewel) M- / M- U.S.'1972 75.00
(early 70's orig. U.S. release of southern, swampy Blues-grooves w/brass, rattlin' piano 'n subtle, electric guitar licks by Little Joe Blue, lesser known as Joseph Valery, Jr., the real name of this Mississippi-born  Bluesman!; ...there's a definite B.B. King influence in his voice & quite a dose of Soul spreadin'...; blue-green-label print;)
Sam Blue Delta (Lunar #2) M / M U.S.'197 Sold
(darn scarce 'n GREAT late 70's release by Southern U.S. Blues-(rockin') chap influenced by Lightnin' Hopkins 'n Jimi Hendrix; ruff hewn swampy grooves w/ dobro 'n slide ...other tracks have full-band sound with rattlin' piano 'n full blast electric slide ("walkin' Blues", "rollin' & tumblin'") ...the rockin' fever burns the ballroom on Sam's original "whole world Blues"!! ...great stuff all the way and in top shape!)
Eddie Boyd Five Long Years (L+R) M- / M- D'1980 38.00
(german reprint of rare mid 60's release on Fontana! genuine U.S. south-side piano rolls w/Buddy Guy on guitar, Jimmy Lee Robinson on bass 'n Freddie Below beats the drums! title-track is a stone CLASSIC and has been recorded by many, many a blues-artist down the line!)
Eddie Boyd And His Blues Band
Featuring Peter Green (Crosscut) M / M D'1982 42.00
(early 80's german reprint of scarce 1967 album feat. Boyd on piano 'n vocs plus white-boy british disciples by the names of Peter Green, John Mayall, John McVie, Tony McPhee, Aynsley Dunbar... plus brass-section; a stone CLASSIC in this field!)
Geoff Bradford The Right String (Freedom) M- / M- U.K.'1976 75.00
(legendary and seminal figure in british guitar playing (he was in Long John Baldry's Hoochie Coochie Men & in Brian Auger's Steampacket)gone solo in the mid-70's; a solid bag of rootsy americana acoustic Blues-guitar stringin' w/vocs; covers of "superstition" (Burnett) "goin' down slow", "Georgia on my mind", some rags... some boogie rolls... w/fingers in motion! nice b&w laminated sleeve;)
Big Leon Brooks Let's Go To Town (Blues Over Blues) EX / EX U.S.'1982 36.00*
(harmonica-master shakin' up swingin' cream w/Louis Meyers, Eddie Taylor and Guitar Junior on guitars! Pinetop Perkins at the piano...; solid stuff from the early 80's Chicago-scene;)
Lonnie Brooks Bayou Lightning (Sonet) M- / M- U.K.'1979 34.00*
(late 70's effort; Billy Branch plays harmonica on 2 songs)
Hot Shot (Sonet) M- / M- U.K.'1983 28.00*
(early 80's effort by mr. Bayou Lightning; Abb Locke plays sax on 1 track; UK-print;)
Live From Chicago (Alligator) SS / SS U.S.'1987 28.00*
(late 80's live-buster by Mr. Bayou Lightning; "hideaway", "two headed man";)
Sweet Home Chicago (Black & Blue) EX / EX F'198 28.00*
(recorded in France in '75 feat. Hubert Sumlin, Wllie Mabon, Fred Below...; title track, "crosscut saw"...;)
Wound Up Tight (Sonet) M- / M- U.K.'1986 28.00*
(mid- 80's studio thing by Mr. Bayou Lightning; feat. Johnny Winter on 2 tracks)
The Lonnie Brooks Band Turn On The Night (Alligator) M- / M- U.S.'1981 28.00
(early 80's release by Mr. Bayou Lightning; solid Brass steams featured!)
Big Bill Broonzy Same (Everest) EX / EX U.S.'197 42.00
(70's U.S. gathering of songs by this legendary U.S. Folk-Blues hero ...rootsy dive w/songs like "see see rider", "sixteen tons", "baby please don't go", "St.Louis Blues", "ridin' on down"...;)
Buster Brown Get Down With (Soufflé) M / M- U.S.'197 28.00*
(70's print of late 50's (?) soulful R&B strutter-thing by this harmonica-champ who wrote "Fannie Mae"; other songs conatined here feat. "St.Louis Blues", "when things go wrong", the great "blue berry hill"; ...this is volume 2 on this Tennessee label dedicated to reissue vintage Blues/Soul gems... and this surely is one!)
Charles Brown One More For The Road (Demon) M- / M U.K.'1986 42.00
(orig. U.K. print of mid-80's release (sort of a comeback) by legendary black U.S. pianist/vocalist & author of "driftin blues" that rocketed the Three Blazers and its writer to stardom! ...now some 40 years later Charles Brown seems to be still in his prime w/this fine album; backing band has Billy Butler on guitar, Earl May on acoustic bass, Harold Ousley on tenor sax, Kenny Washington on drums and a truly splendid job is done! "I cried last night" serves for captivating opener... "(get your kicks on) Route 66" swings a jazzed angle and a voice that's pretty much supposed to entangle! ...there's passion, grace and a myriad of nifty little things hidden but bound to 'plode to amaze w/repeated ears!)
Clarence Gatemouth Brown Alright Again! (Pool Int.) EX / EX D'1981 28.00*
(german print of U.S. "Rounder-label" -release; "frosty" (A.Collins) serves for opener;)
Alright Again! (Rounder) M / M U.S.'1981 36.00*
(orig. U.S. print of early 80's effort; "frosty" (A.Collins) serves for opener;)
One More Mile (Demon) M / M U.K.'1983 42.00*
(southern U.S. blues-guitar-man loading things w/brass and rides forth on texas swing; orig. U.K. print;)
One More Mile (Stone Plain) EX / EX Can'1983 28.00*
(southern U.S. blues-guitar-man loading things w/brass and rides forth on texas swing;)
San Antonio Ballbuster (Charly) M- / M U.K.'198 36.00*
(southern U.S. blues-guitar-man (also playing fiddle) loading things w/brass and rides forth on texas swing; recordings dating back to the late 40's and 50's; compiled, arranged and produced by Peter Sherster in 1974;)
Roy Brown Hard Luck Blues (King) M- / M- U.S.'1976 42.00
(mid-70's press of scarce late 50's (?) recordings by bloozed, souled-out R&B vocalist; incl. "good rockin' mama", "trouble at midnight", "boogie at midnight", "queen of diamonds"...; yellow-label press...;)
Ruth Brown The Soul Survives (Flair) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1982 52.00
(early 80's live-performance at Blues Alley Washington, D. C. w/Earl Swanson (sax) Billy Butler (g) Bobby Forrester at the organ & "Tootsie" Bean (dr); incl. a version of "summertime" (Gershwin) "honky tonk" (Bill Doggett, Butler...) FOC;)
David Burgin Wild Child (Flying Fish) EX / EX U.S.'1984 32.00*
(hot R&B sweepin' floors w/thick harmonica blasts 'n vocs by Burgin; full-band venture w/horns (arranged by Amos Garrett) incl. the Diddley-typo funky strutter "animal walk"; good stuff!)
Paul Butterfield Better Days (Bearsville) VG+ / EX D'1973 38.00
(early 70's effort by legendary harmonica wizard; feat. Geoff Muldaur, Amos Garrett, Maria Muldaur, Dave Sanborn on sax, Howard Johnson on baritone sax and he also arranged; cover of Gravenites' "buried alive in the blues", "Baby please don't go", "New walkin' blues" (R. Johnson") german print in FOC;)
North South (Bearsville) M- / EX U.S.'1980 38.00
(early 80's effort by this legendary harmonica-wizard; w/brass 'n some string-arangements;)
Put It In Your Ear (Bearsville) M- / EX U.S.'1975 38.00
(mid-70's effort by this legendary harmonica-wizard; w/brass 'n some string-arangements; Garth Hudson plays reeds 'n keybaords, guitars by Eric Gale, Ben Keith...; drums by Levon Helm, Pretty Purdie ...and Chuck Rainey plays bass (among others)
Paul Butterfield's Better Days It All Comes Back (Sequel) M- / EX U.K.'1990 34.00
(U.K. reprint of scarce Bearsville album orig. released in '73; strong bag w/horns by Howard Johnson, Bobby Charles and Maria Muldaur sing; Geoff Muldaur produced; w/insert-sheet;)
Eddie C. Campbell The Baddest Cat On The Block (JSP) M- / EX U.K.'1985 34.00
(Chicago-Blues in the mid 80's w/pearly guitar licks, piano, bass 'n drums...;)
Albert Collins Don't Lose Your Cool (Sonet) EX / EX D'1983 34.00*
(orig. german print;incl."when a guitar plays the blues";)
Flash Frozen (Yupiteru) M- / EX J'1983 55.00
(nice japanese print of early 80's effort recorded LIVE at The Blues Show! incl."stormy monday" (9:10) ...A. C. Reed plays tenor-sax 'n sings; w/insert-sheet;)
Flash Frozen/Live! (Yupiteru) EX / EX J'1983 65.00
(rare japanese pressing of HOT live-album; incl. "listen here" (Eddie Harris), "stormy monday";)
Frostbite (Alligator) M- / EX U.S.'1980 34.00*
(U.S. orig. print;smokin' brass arrangements;)
Frozen Alive! (Alliagator) EX / EX U.S.'1981 34.00*
(orig. U.S. print of early 80's effort; w/brass brews by THE ICEPICKERS; incl. 8:10 version of "angel of mercy"; cover of "Caldonia";)
Bob Cooney & Glenn Elliot Champagne Shampoo (No Label) EX / EX U.S.'1980 75.00
(Hippie-vybed Blues-Rockin' w/laid-back west-coasty-flow, full band sound w/piano, lap-steel, congas, tasty acoustic/electric mix, good-timey moods; scarce privat-press w/early 70's sounding scape;)



Johnny Copeland Make My Home Where I Hang My Hat (Demon) M- / EX U.K.'1982 34.00*
(early 80's U.K. print of groovin', brass-tootin' 'n soulful texan Blues-Rock w/hot R&B flavoured spurs;)
Texas Twister (Rounder) M- / M- U.S.'1983 38.00*
(80's U.S. print of groovin', brass-tootin' 'n soulful texan Blues-Rock w/hot R&B flavoured spurs; Stevie Ray Vaughan plays guitar on 2 tracks and Archie Shepp helps out w/sax on "North Carolina";)
Cousin Joe Bad Luck Blues (Black & Blue) M / M F'198 42.00
(80's french reprint of '71 recorded Blues gems (prev. released on the same label w/#33.035) by southern U.S. born pianist/vocalist Pleasant Joseph better know as Cousin Joe; backing band feat. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown & Jimmy Dawkins on guitars and there's some tasty wah-effects to be enjoyed! Mac Thompson on bass & Ted Harvey(dr) incl. "chicken & the hawk" (Leiber/Stoller) "goin' down slow" (James B. Odem)... but most are orig. songs that really cut the cake!)
Arthur Crudup Crudup's Mood (Delmark) VG++ / EX U.S.'196 55.00
(late 60's/early70's (?) release by this Blues-rockin' guitar-slinger gettin' loose on stuff like "rambling on my mind", "crazy house blues"; Willie Dixon plays bass on one side;)
Look On Yonder's Wall (Delmark) EX / EX U.S.'1968 65.00
(HOT 1968 release by this legendary Blues-man/ composer! full-band backing on 4 tracks! feat. the late great Ransom Knowling on string-bass, Dave Meyers on fender-bass, Edward El plays lead-guitar and Lawrence "Judge" Riley on drums; slow 'n easy ripplin' version of "dust my broom", "Katie Mae", ""coal black mare";)
King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree
Blues At Montreux (Atlantic) EX / EX U.S.'1973 55.00
(strong live dude w/Cornell Dupree on guitar and Oliver Jackson plays drums; long trax incl. "Junker's blues" (8:04) "poor boy Blues" (9:24) ...liner-notes by Mike Hennessey;)

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