Blues J-K

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
John Jackson Blues And Country Dance Tunes From Virginia (Arhoolie) M- / M- F'198 42.00
(early 80's french print of great Country-Blues album orig. recorded in 1965/69 in Virginia and Germany! incl. "rattlesnakin' daddy", "boats up the river", "John Henry", "nobody's business but mine"...; liner notes by Chuck Perdue (1965) who reveals the story of this little known black guitar-/banjo picker and vocalist;)
Elmore James History Of (Trip) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'197 65.00
(early 70's release of fantastic double-set that features some tracks also included on the rare & great "to know a man" double-pack on Blue Horizon! Bobby Robinson recorded (in 1959) & produced & wrote the liner-notes; FOC;)
Original Folk Blues (Kent) EX / EX U.S.'196 55.00
(U.S. multi-color-label print of scarce album by a master of the electric Bottleneck guitar! incl. "dust my blues", "standing at the crossroads", "dark & dreary", "sunny land";)
The Resurrection Of (Kent) M / M- U.S.'197 42.00
(early 70's reprint of rare 60's(?) album by a master of the electric Bottleneck guitar! incl."hawaiian boogie part 1 & 2", "Elmo's shuffle", "late hours at midnight";)
South Side Blues (Cobblestone) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1972 55.00
(early 70's release of mid- to late 50's recordings feat. Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Reed, Hubert Sumlin, Johnny Jones...; incl. "Elmore's contribution to Jazz", "knocking at your door", "ride 'em on down";)
Homesick James Goin' Back Home (Trix) EX / EX U.S.'1976 75.00
(legendary slide-guitar hero who went electric in 1938 demonstrates some of his acoustic, non-slide guitar versatility w/extensions into modern single-string blues 'n Jazz-influenced phrasings here on this fascinating album partly recorded on-the-air performances on Atomic Mama's Wang-Dang-Doodle Blues Show in Chicago in the mid-70's! his "sister" Lou Ella Smith on conga drum & Ira Joiner, Jr. on additional guitar! incl. "weep & moan", "Texas dust", "homecoming blues" ..."Homesick's contribution to jazz"; khool cover showin' Homesick stretching out his thumb along Highway 59!!)
Homesick James & Snooky Pryor
Same (Virgin) EX / EX U.K.'1973 65.00
(legendary slide-guitar master who went electric in 1938 wiping the electric-towel w/his long-time buddy on harmonica and british blues-boys such as Bob Hall (p) Bob Brunning (b) & John Hunt(dr)
Blind Lemon Jefferson Same (Milestone) M- / EX U.S.'197 65.00
("the legendary Blind Lemon is in many ways the embodiment & the symbol of the early Counry Blues ...a man alone with his voice & guitar, singin' w/ raw strength and great insight about the realities of his life; he has also influenced bluesmen for nearly half a century ...from his friend Ledbelly to many of the Blues/Rock singers of today" (from the liner notes) ...great double-set in thick FOC; taken from rare 78rpms recorded in the mid- to the late twenties of the 20th century; liner notes by Pete Welding)
The Jelly-Roll Cookers Wasn't That Good (No Label) M- / M- U.S.'1986 55.00
(mid-80's U.S. privat-press of hot-buttered Boogie-swingin' barroom glider performing in the tradition of Louis Jordan; feat. Dan Perez w/quivering guit-licks, rattlin' piano, cool voc-treats plus a refreshing live-in-the-studio sound make this album a real winner in this field! "sweet home Chicago", "T-Bone shuffle", "ain't nobody here but us chickens", "I'm ready" ...no info given on the origin of the band... save some phone#'s!)
Jimmy Rogers Sloppy Drunk (Black & Blue) M / M F'197 42.00*
(southern U.S. born James A. Lane a.k.a. Jimmy Rogers... "goin' to the heart of things by creatin' spellbindin' climate w/the minimum" (from the liners) ...teamin' up w/ Snooky Pryor ...moving to Chicago in '45 and during the 50's he got famous through his association w/ Muddy Waters! ...after awhile-of-pause (just lookin' for a job!) comin' back to his musical career with John Littlejohn ...the present album was recorded in France in '73 during the Chicago Festival Tour; line-up has Louis Meyers on 2nd guitar, Willie Mabon on piano, Dave Myers on bass & Fred Below on drums; ...all self-penned songs and these grits burn any fuel... just like any saddle suits a sleepy mule! later french reprint...;)
Jimmy Johnson Bar Room Preacher (Alligator) M- / EX U.S.'198 34.00*
(80's release by renowned Chicago-Blues guitar-slinger feat. Jene Pickett on keyboards, Larry Exum on bass & Fred Grady on drums; incl. "cold cold feeling";)
The Jimmy Johnson Band North/South (Delmark) M- / EX U.S.'1982 34.00*
(early 80's release by renowned Chicago-Blues guitar-slinger feat. Carl P. Snyder on keyboards, Larry Exum on bass & Ike Davis on drums; ...plus Larry Burton helps out on additional guitar... so do Chris Johnson & Professor Eddie Lusk, Jr.; incl. the funky "talking 'bout Chicago")
Lonnie Johnson Blues By (Prestige/Bluesville) M! / VG++ U.S.'1960 110.00
(orig. blue/silver orig. print w/full-band backing feat. Hal Singer on tenor sax, Claude Hopkins on piano, Wendell Marshall (b) & Bobby Donaldson (dr) ...goes to show what a great voice this legend has!)
Lonnie Johnson & VictoriaSpivey
Idle Hours (Bluesville) M-!! / M-! U.S.'1961 125.00
(beautiful orig. U.S. blue/silver mono print of great Blues bag; Lonnie & Victoria doin' 2 duets, accompanying themselves on piano & acoustic guitar w/help from Cliff Jackson also on piano;)
Luther Johnson And The Magic Rockers
Doin' The Sugar Too (Rooster Blues) M- / M- U.S.'1984 42.00*
(mid-80's U.S. orig. release by many facetted Blues-axe-slinger backed by Ron Levy, Walter Smith & Michael Avery... plus hot brass section; cover of Willie Dixon's "I'm ready";)
Doin' The Sugar Too (Blue Phoenix) M- / EX F'1983 34.00*
(early 80's french orig. release by many facetted Blues-axe-slinger backed by Ron Levy, Walter Smith & Michael Avery... plus hot brass section; cover of Willie Dixon's "I'm ready";)
Robert Johnson King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1 & 2 (Blue Diamond/CBS) M- / EX U.K.'1985 42.00
(mid-80's reprint as a double-set; early 60's Columbia issues released as two separate volumes back then; an indispensable collection of songs by this legendary Delta-Blues legend; all recordings date back to the mid 30's;)
King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol.1 (Columbia) M- / M- U.S.'198 34.00
(mid-80's (?) reprint of early 60's Columbia issue; an indispensable collection of songs by this legendary Delta-Blues legend; all recordings date back to the mid 30's;)
Syl Johnson Suicide Blues (Isabel) M / M F'1983 52.00
(80's french print of great soulful pieces w/some Gospel flavour  by Mississippi-born/Chicago-Blues rooted Sylvester Thompson a.k.a. Syl Johnson; recorded in Paris in '83 w/full-band accompaniment feat. either Doug McDonald, Phil Guy and/or John Marks on guitars, Ray Allison (dr)...; cover of Al Green's classic "take me to the river", "before you accuse me" (which he co-wrote)
Casey Jones The Chi-Town Boogie Man (Airwax) M- / EX U.S.'1990 38.00*
(early 90's U.S. small-label release by ace 50's R&B- & 60's R&R-drummer; shakin' up some funky R&B dust w/ help from Don Griffin, Sam "Boo" Goode, Luther Adams & Maurice John on guitar (not playing at the same time of course!) 3 horn players, bass, drums 'n some femme back-ups! "I wanna boogie for you", "Lucy Mae", "moaning blues"...; recorded in Chicago;)
Johnny Joyce Choice Mixture (Freedom) M- / EX U.K.'1976 75.00
(mid-70's orig. U.K. release by 12-string acoustic guitar-pickin' guy who had a band in the 60's called The Levee Breakers feat. Beverley Martyn & Mike McGann & he was  in Velvet Opera later on! down rootsy pickin' 'n singin' w/help from Paul Brett & Jeff Beadford on acoustic guitars; cover of "Statesboro blues", "Bourgeois town" (Leadbetter) ...great jammer-moods on the 7 minutes plus "don't you leave me here" (Morton) ...Ralph McTell contributes some liners on back cover;)
Nick Katzman & Ruby Green Mississippi River Bottom Blues (Kicking Mule) EX / EX U.S.'1975 65.00
(mid-70's U.S. release of great Country-Blues venture; all-acoustic w/ guitar & Ruby's rootsy wailin' femme lead-voice; relaxed 'n tight fingerstyle that grabs! incl."hommage to Rev. Gary Davis", "wabash rag", "careless love", title-track...; w/insert-sheet;)
Albert King Albert (Utopia) M- / M- U.S.'1976 42.00
(mid-70's release w/hot line-up feat. Joe Sample, Paul Humphrey, Harold Mason, Bob Bryant (tr) George Bohanon (trombone) ...incl. "I'm ready", "guitar man"...;)
I Wanna Get Funky (Stax) VG++ / EX U.S.'1974 55.00
(funky Blues-Rock w/ horns n' strings; the Bar-Kays enroll the rhythm-carpets, also feat. are The Memphis Horns; incl. "cross cut saw";)
I'm In A Phone Booth,Baby (Fantasy) M- / EX U.S.'1984 28.00*
(mid-80's release;incl. "dust my broom", feat. Steve Douglas on tenor- & baritone sax;)
Jammed Together (Stax) EX / VG++ U.S.'1969 38.00
(early 70's U.S. print of athmo-packed Blues-Rock item w/plenty o' Soul; feat. Steve Cropper & Pop Staples on guitars! Terry Manning & Bobby Manuel engineered! incl. the haunting "tupelo" (6:00), "knock on wood";)
King Albert (Tomato) SS / SS / Co. U.S.'1977 36.00*
(later in the 70's release; incl. "good time Charlie", "love shock"...;)
King Albert (Tomato) M- / M- U.S.'1977 34.00*
(later in the 70's release;incl. "good time Charlie", "love shock"...;)
King Albert (Tomato) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1977 28.00*
(later in the 70's release; incl. "good time Charlie", "love shock"...;)
Live Wire/Blues Power (Stax) EX / EX D'1968 28.00*
(german 2nd print from the 70's of late 60's Live album recorded at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco; incl. "watermelon man";)
The Lost Session (Stax) M- / M- U.S.'1986 36.00*
(mid-80's release of "lost" early 70's recordings produced by John Mayall who also helps out on organ, piano, harmonica & 12-string guitar, Larry Taylor cranks the bass, brass section incl. Blue Mitchell & Ernie Watts!)
Lovejoy (Stax) EX / EX U.S.'1971 55.00
(early 70's release incl. "honky tonk woman ", "Corrina, Corrina"...; feat. Rodger Hawkins, Jim Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis, Barry Beckett...; FOC;)
Lovejoy (Stax) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1971 38.00*
(early 70's release incl. "honky tonk woman ", "Corrina, Corrina"...; feat. Rodger Hawkins, Jim Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis, Barry Beckett...; FOC;)
Lovejoy (Stax) EX / EX U.S.'1982 Sold
(early 80's U.S. remastered reprint (in non-FOC) of early 70's album; incl. "honky tonk woman", "Corrina, Corrina"...; feat. Rodger Hawkins, Jim Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis, Barry Beckett...;)
New Orleans Heat (Tomato) M- / M- U.S.'1978 36.00*
(late 70's release; produced by Allen Toussaint... he also plays piano; incl."get out of my life woman")
New Orleans Heat (Charly) EX / EX U.K.'1984 28.00*
(mid-80's reprint of late 70's release; produced by Allen Toussaint... and he also plays piano; incl. "get out of my life woman";)
The Pinch (Stax) M- / M- U.S.'1977 32.00*
(late 70's U.S. orig. print ;incl."oh, pretty woman";)
The Pinch (Stax) EX / EX U.S.'1977 28.00*
(late 70's U.S. orig. print; incl."oh, pretty woman";)
San Francisco '83 (Fantasy) M- / EX U.S.'1983 28.00*
(early 80's release;incl. "honey bee"(Muddy Waters)
Truckload Of Lovin' (Charly) M- / M- U.K.'1988 28.00*
(late 80's U.K. reprint of mid-70's release on the Tomato label; Wah Wah Watson plays guitar, Joe Sample on keyboards, cover of Eddie Floyd's "I'm your mate";)
Albert King & Otis Rush Door To Door (Chess) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1969 55.00
(late 60's U.S. print of compiled tracks dating back to the 50's and early 60's; incl. "bad luck", "howlin' for my darling", "so many roads", wild woman", "murder" ...incl. many prev. unreleased selections;)
B.B. King Completely Well (BluesWay) M- / EX U.S.'1969 SOLD
(late 60's orig. print in nice FOC; incl. "the thrillis gone", "confessin' the blues"...; Ralph J. Gleason wrote the liner notes; top shape!)
Great Moments With (MCA/Impulse!) M- / M- U.S.'1981 42.00*
(early 80's U.S. re-release of tracks prev. issued on Abc/Paramount & Bluesway label; plus live recordings from '66, studio recordings from '68; comes w/insert-sheet w/liners by L. Feather;)
In London (Abc) M- / EX U.S.'1971 52.00
(early 70's orig. U.S. print; recorded in London w/such celebrities as Alexis Korner, Peter Green, Steve Marriot, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr, Pete Wingfield, Duster Bennett... Jim Price arranged the horns; incl. the athmo-soothing "ghetto woman" w/ impressive strings arranged & conducted by Jimmie Haskell; FOC; black-label issue;)
In London (Abc) M- / EX D'1971 42.00
(early 70's orig. german print; recorded in London w/such celebrities as Alexis Korner, Peter Green, Steve Marriot, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr, Pete Wingfield, Duster Bennett... Jim Price arranged the horns; incl. the athmo-soothing "ghetto woman" w/ impressive strings arranged & conducted by Jimmie Haskell; FOC; orange-label issue;)
Indianola Mississippi Seeds (Abc) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1970 42.00
(1970 U.S. release in FOC; w/strings & horn arrangements by Jimmie Haskell; Leon Russell, Carole King & Merry Clayton are helping out; Russ Kunkel plays drums;)
Introducing (MCA) M- / M- U.K.'1987 28.00*
(late 80's U.K. compilation album; incl. "the thrill is gone", "my Lucille" (from"six silver strings"-lp)
L.A. Midnight (Abc) M- / EX U.S.'1972 65.00
(early 70's U.S. white-label promo print of his probably most exciting album feat. Joe Walsh & Jesse Ed Davis on guitars, smokin' brass on the jammed-out "Lucille's granny" (7:53) w/hot slide jobs! another stand-out is marked by the slow-groovin' "midnight"-track (8:14)
Live At The Regal (MCA) M- / M- U.S.'1971 42.00*
(early 70's U.S. reprint of CLASSIC mid 60's live-album; incl. Jane Feather's "how blue can you get";)
Live!On Stage (Kent) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'196 42.00*
(yellow label U.S. 2nd print (?) ...incl. "everyday I have the blues", "sweet little angel", "woke up this morning";)
My Kind Of Blues (United) EX / EX U.S.'195 65.00
(early 60's orig. U.S. stereo print of early album by this famous black Blues Boy; incl. "Mr. pawnbroker", "my own fault, baby", "cat fish blues"; grey/green label print;)
Earl King Sexual Telepathy (Black Top) EX / EX U.S.'1990 34.00*
(1990 U.S. release  by legendary New Orleans R&B guitar-hero; w/brass;)
Earl King & Roomful Of Blues
Glazed (Demon) EX / EX U.K.'1986 34.00*
(mid-80's U.K..release  by legendary New Orleans R&B guitar-hero; w/brass;)
Freddie King 1934-1976 (RSO) EX / VG++ U.S.'1977 34.00*
(late 70's U.S. compilation album covering the life & times of this legendary texan Blues-guitar slinger; back cover has 2 pics of him & Slowhand;)
Burglar (RSO) VG++ / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1974 38.00
(orig. U.S.print of hot mid-70's effort by texan Blues-guitar slinger; cover of J. J. Cale's "I got the same old blues"; w/inner-sleeve;)
Burglar (RSO) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1974 42.00
(orig. U.S. print of hot mid-70's effort by texan Blues-guitar slinger; cover of J.J. Cale's "I got the same old blues"; w/inner-sleeve;)
Gives You A Bonanza Of Instrumentals (Crosscut) M / M D'1983 42.00*
(nice german print of compiled recordings from the early- to the mid-60's by texan Blues-guitar slinger; "the untouchable glide" was prev. unreleased;)
Is A Blues Master (Atlantic) EX / EX / Cc. U.K.'1974 34.00*
(mid-70's U.K. reprint of late 60's album originally released on Cotillion; incl. "funky", "get out of my life woman", "blue shadows"...;)
Larger Than Life (RSO) M- / EX U.S.'1975 45.00
(orig. U.S. print of hot mid-70's effort by texan Blues-guitar slinger; cover of Dylan's "meet me in the morning", B. B. King's "woke up this morning";)
Larger Than Life (RSO) EX / M- / Co. U.S.'1975 42.00
(orig. U.S. print of hot mid-70's effort by texan Blues-guitar slinger; cover of Dylan's "meet me in the morning", B. B. King's "woke up this morning";)
Larger Than Life (RSO) VG++ / EX U.S.'1975 38.00
(orig. U.S. print of hot mid-70's effort by texan Blues-guitar slinger; cover of Dylan's "meet me in the morning", B. B. King's "woke up this morning";)
Larger Than Life (RSO) EX / M- / Co. U.S.'1975 42.00
(orig. U.S. print of hot mid-70's effort by texan Blues-guitar slinger; cover of Dylan's "meet me in the morning", B.B. King's "woke up this morning"; promo-sticker on front cover;)
Live In Antibes 1974 (France's Concert) EX / M- F'1988 42.00*
(late 80's prev. unreleased french issue of great mid-70's concert; incl."let the good time roll";)
Rockin' The Blues Live (Crosscut) M- / M- D'1983 34.00*
(early 80's german print of another Live cooker; incl. "key to the highway";)
Takin' Care Of Business (Charly R&B) M / M U.K.'1985 42.00*
(mid-80's U.K.print of compiled recordings from the early- to the mid-60's by texan Blues-guitar slinger; orig. recorded for the King label;)
Eddie Kirkland Front And Center (Trix) EX / EX U.S.'1973 65.00
(early 70's U.S. release of great Country-Blues piece by this guitar-picker 'n harp-blower out of Macon, Georgia; Fred Robinson helps out on 2nd guitar & Brian Bristol on percussion; kicks off w/ "when I first started hoboing" (based on a John Lee Hooker number) "Eddies Boogie Chillen", "have you seen that lonesome train";)
Papa John Kolstad &
Mike Turk
Beans Taste Fine (Fretless) EX / VG++ U.S.'1975 55.00
(mid-70's U.S. release on this Philo sub-label; ACE Country-Blues pickin' 'n singin' w/12- & 6-string acoustic guitars and that AMAZING, energetic wizard-harmonica art of Mike Turk! some tracks have additional guitars, mandolin, dobro & bass; title-track is by Shel Silverstein, covers of John "Spider" Koerner's "takin' my time", Robert Johnson's "me and the devil"...; this album is a  100% winner in this field and lucky  those who ever had the chance to experience 'em LIVE!)
Alexis Korner Get Off Of My Cloud (Polydor) M- / M- D'1972 42.00*
(early 70's orig. german release by one of the "fathers" of the britsih Blues-movement; feat. Keith Richard, Steve Marriott, Nicky Hopkins, Peter Frampton...; cover of title-track (Stones)

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