Blues N-S

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
The New Bluebloods The Next Generation Of Chicago Blues (Alligator) EX / M- / Cc. U.S.'1987 28.00*
(80's U.S. compilation feat. Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band, Donald Kinsey & The Kinsey Report, Michael Coleman, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials...;)
Calvin Newborn From The Hip (Rosster Jazz) M- / M- U.S.'1983 34.00*
(80's recordings by versatile black guitar-picker; ...some tasty, soulful finger-work! feat. Steve McCraven, Harvey Weston, Hank Crawford & Danny Adler;)
Odetta And The Blues (Riverside) VG++ / EX U.S.'1962 75.00
(early 60's orig. U.S. MONO release by black Folk-Singer lady accomapanied by such greats as Abdul-Malik on bass, Buck Clayton on trumpet, Vick Dickenson on trombone, Herb Hall on clarinet, Dick Wellstood (p) and "Shep" Shepherd on drums; incl. "make me a pallett on your floor"; "weeping willow blues";)
Hans Olson Blonde Sun Album (Blond Sun) EX / EX U.S.'1977 110.00
(mid-70's release by Arizona Blues-man; acoustic/electric mix w/band backing, more of a Country-Blues, folksy touch than his debut; some earthy stombs 'n electric grinds plus his ace-wailin' harmonica! cover is a beauty w/ Rick Griffin typo lettering & a mytho-pipe-dream-walpurgis-illustration created by  Keith Stillwagon;)
Blonde Sun Album (Blond Sun) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'1977 95.00
(mid-70's release by Arizona Blues-man; acoustic/electric mix w/band backing, more of a Country-Blues, folksy touch than his debut; some earthy stombs 'n electric grinds plus his ace-wailin' harmonica! cover is a beauty w/ Rick Griffin typo lettering & a mytho-pipe-dream-walpurgis-illustration created by  Keith Stillwagon;)
Lucky Peterson Ridin' (Isabel) M- / M- F'1984 52.00
(mid-80's french release by black U.S. multi-instrumentalist; full-band thing feat. Melvin Taylor on guitar, Titus Williams on bass & Ray Allison on drums; piano/ organ grooves w/ a cover of "green onions", "further up the road" , his own dashin' killer 'ridin' (!)
Joe Price Iowa Crawl (Shed) M / M U.S.'1991 28.00
(early 90's cassette-only (?) release of great Country-Blues w/ Boogie shufflin' grooves by U.S. southern white singer/steel-guitarist w/help from fellow label-mates Bo Ramsey (one song) and Radoslav Lorkovic on piano & accordion plus bass 'n drums by other friends... "suitcase boogie", "record player mama" (!) Willy's boogie", "down on the highway"...;)
Sammy Price Piano Solos (Joker) M- / M- I'1971 38.00*
(early 70's italian print of collected songs by legendary Boogie/Blues-Piano pioneer;)
Professor Longhair New Orleans Piano (Atlantic) EX / EX U.S.'1972 52.00
(early 70's U.S. release w/ recordings dating back to the late 40's & 1953! the magical piano of Roy Byrd a.k.a. Professor Longhair! ..."Tipitina", "walk your blues away", "Boogie Woogie", "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" ...many prev. unreleased songs; FOC w/liners by Mike Leadbitter plus khool photos of the artist!)
New Orleans Piano (Atlantic) EX / VG++ U.S.'1972 42.00
(early 70's U.S. release w/ recordings dating back to the late 40's & 1953! the magical piano of Roy Byrd a.k.a. Professor Longhair! "Tipitina", "walk your blues away", "Boogie Woogie", "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" ...many prev. unreleased songs; FOC w/liners by Mike Leadbitter plus khool photos of the artist!)
Rock 'n' Roll Gumbo (Dancing Cat) EX / EX U.S.'1985 42.00
(mid-80's U.S. issue of mid-70's recordings by this legendary New Orleans piano master who passed away in 1980; sessions feat. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown on guitar & violin on "jambalaya", Julius Farmer on bass, Siba on drums & Alfred "Uganda" Roberts on conga; great cover of Bob Shad's "junco partner", "Stag-O-Lee", "mean old world", "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" w/horns!)
Yank Rachell Blues Mandolin Man (Blind Pig) SS / SS U.S.'1986 75.00
(mid-80's U.S. orig. print of down-home-spirited Blues by black mandolin-hero teamin' up w/Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson... down the line; backed by a rhythm-section (consisting of bass, drums &  guitar) for the first time here on this great album! his grandaughter Sheena plays bass! Peter Roller on acoustic/electric guitars...; all orig. songs incl."moonshine whiskey", "cigarette blues", "black snake"...;)
Blues Mandolin Man (Blind Pig) M / M U.S.'1986 65.00
(mid-80's U.S. orig. print of down-home-spirited Blues by black mandolin-hero teamin' up w/Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson... down the line; backed by a rhythm-section (consisting of bass, drums & guitar) for the first time here on this great album! his grandaughter Sheena plays bass! Peter Roller on acoustic/electric guitars...; all orig. songs incl. "moonshine whiskey", "cigarette blues", "black snake"...;)
Ma Rainey Blame It On The Blues (Milestone) M / M U.S.'197 65.00
(early 70's (?) U.S. release of recordings dating back to the mid- to the late 20's (of the 20th century) by this first of the GREAT women Blues singers; incl."dead drunk blues", "moonshine blues", "black eye blues", "blame it on the blues" ...great cover art!)
Blame It On The Blues (Milestone) EX / EX U.S.'197 55.00
(early 70's (?) U.S. release of recordings dating back to the mid- & the late 20's (of the 20th century) by this first of the GREAT women Blues singers; incl."dead drunk blues", "moonshine blues", "black eye blues", "blame it on the blues"...; great cover art!)
Blues Boy Rawlins A.K.A. Sweet Lovin' Daddy (Good Time) - / EX U.S.'1978 42.00
(orig. U.S. print on small californian label; down rootsy Country-Blues guitar-pickin' w/wailin' harp and a black voice evoking images of Jimmy Reed bustin' throat in a cracked mirror; has a plain black factory sleeve 'n no infos given anywhere save on the label;)
Jimmy Reed As Jimmy Is Jimmy Reed (Torrid Productions) - / M- U.S.'197 85.00
(70's U.S.orig.promo-only print (in plain white sleeve) of an album that also got released in France but recording quality on this is way superior!! ace funked-up blooz-drifter w/twin-fuzz-guitar leads, hot harmonica, loose jammin' moods! mostly Al Smith composed selections like "hard walking Hanna", "Big legged woman"...;)
As Jimmy Is Jimmy Reed (Torrid Productions) - / EX U.S.'197 75.00
(70's U.S. orig. promo-only print (in plain white sleeve) of an album that also got released in France but recording quality on this is way superior!! ace funked-up blooz-drifter w/twin-fuzz-guitar leads, hot harmonica, loose jammin' moods! mostly Al Smith composed selections like "hard walking Hanna", "Big legged woman"...;)
Down In Virginia (BluesWay) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1969 75.00
(orig. U.S. print of late 60's release by this legendary guitar-groover; Eddie Taylor plays bass on this; songs written by Mary Lee Reed & producer Al Smith;)
I Ain't From Chicago (BluesWay) M- / EX U.S.'1973 75.00
(orig. U.S. white-label-promo print of early 70's release by this legendary guitar-groover; Eddie Taylor, as second guitarist, contributes a significant element to the Jimmy Reed sound; incl. "take out some insurance", ...some songs penned by producer Al Smith, some by Doris Sanders;)
Is Back (Roots) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1976 75.00
(mid-70's U.S. release by "the true Boss Man of the Blues" ...after having dwelled in obscurity for almost 5 years; ...one of 'em "authentic ambassadors of the Delta Blues", since the early 50's Jimmy Reed's music rose to National Fame in the R&B market, and crossed over into Country and Pop fields;)
Fenton Robinson I Hear Some Blues Downstairs (Sonet) M- / M- U.K.'1977 52.00
(orig. U.K. print of '77 release by southern U.S.guitar-pickin' legend assisted by Steve Ditzell on rhythm guitar, Bill Heid on keyboards... plus brass; incl. "killing floor", "as the years go passing by";)
Night Flight (Alligator) M- / M- U.S.'1984 38.00*
(mid-80's release of southern U.S. guitar-pickin' legend assisted by Larry Burton on guitar, Aron Burton on bass... w/brass arranged by Reggie Boyd; Junior Wells blows the harmonica;)
Somebody Loan Me A Dime (Alligator) M- / M- U.S.'198 52.00
(early 80's U.S. re-release of mid-70's recordings by southern U.S. guitar-pickin' legend who wrote the title track in '67, a song that Boz Scaggs recorded 2 years later w/ a Pop wrapping ...and... claimed it for his own (!?) ...feat. Mighty Joe Young on guitar... plus horns;)
Freddy Robinson At The Drive-In (Enterprise) EX / EX U.S.'1972 65.00
(relaxed Guitar-lounge w/bloozed, Funky edge; Harold Mason & Paul Humphrey on drums; Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Monk Higgins...; some femme back-ups 'n leads; nice album;)
L.C. Robinson House Cleanin' Blues (BluesWay) M- / EX U.S.'1974 75.00
(orig. mid-70's U.S. release of hot-buttered urban Blues-grooves by Texas-born guitar-stringer, singer & electric violin player! recorded in San Francisco w/ such greats as Robert Hooker on piano, Luther Tucker on guitar, Lex Boyd Silva on bass, Kenneth Edward Swank on drums; ...solid stuff!!)
Judy Roderick Woman Blue (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1965 110.00
(orig. U.S. white-label promo MONO print of excellent mid-60's Folk-Blues gem by this lady w/ a vibrating voice à la Judy Henske; accompanying herself on guitar ...assisted by Artie Traum & Dick Weissman also on guitars (some tasty electric licks to be enjoyed!)Paul Griffin on piano, Ted Sommer on drums & Russ Savakus on bass; incl. "rock me, baby", "you were on my mind (Sylvia Fricker of Ian & Sylvia) title-track actually is "I know you rider" in disguise!)
Rogers & Burgin A Foot In The Door (Waterhouse) VG++ / EX / Cc. U.S.'1978 55.00
(late 70's effort by Roy G. Rogers and David Burgin; the latter is a wizard on chromatic & diatonic harmonicas; his art generates captivating interplays w/ Roy's slide-work, reminiscent of some late 60's ways treaded by The Sigel-Schwall Band! Amos Garrett plays electric & acoustic guitars, Maria Muldaur sings on 1 song; cover of The Stones' "back street girl"; early shot on this quality label out of Minneapolis, that flung out albums by The Lamont-Cranston Band, Mike Bloomfield, James Montgomery, Peter Lang...;)
Otis Rush Cold Day In Hell (Delmark) M- / EX U.S.'1975 65.00
(mid-70's orig. U.S. release of great Chicago-style Blues-rockin' gem w/brass; Mighty Joe Young adds another guitar, Big Moose Walker at the organ & piano... Plus brass-section; "mean old world", "midnight special", "cut you loose";)
Cold Day In Hell (Delmark) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1975 55.00
(mid-70's orig. U.S. release of great Chicago-style Blues-rockin' gem w/brass; Mighty Joe Young adds another guitar, Big Moose Walker at the organ & piano... Plus brass-section; "mean old world", "midnight special", "cut you loose";)
Mourning In The Morning (Atlantic) M- / M- J'1969 55.00
(70's orig. japanese pressing of hot debut album by Chicago-Blues guitar slinger; produced by Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites, who also contributed the liner-notes; ace line-up feat. Duane Allman, Mark Naftalin, Roger Hawkins ...plus brass-section; 5 songs written by Bloomfield/Gravenites!)
Right Place,Wrong Time (Blue Silver) EX / EX F'1981 42.00
(early 80's french re-release of great Chicago-style Blues-rockin' gem w/brass; co-produced by Nick Gravenites; John Kahn on bass, Mark Naftalin on piano, Ira Kaminplays organ... plus brass-section; recorded at Wally Heider's Studio in San Francisco in 1971 & orig. released in the U.S. on Bullfrog Records in '76;)
Right Place,Wrong Time (Bullfrog) M- / M- U.S.'1976 65.00
(mid-70's orig. U.S. release of great Chicago-style Blues-rockin' gem w/brass; co-produced by Nick Gravenites; John Kahn on bass, Mark Naftalin on piano, Ira Kamin plays organ... plus brass-section; recorded at Wally Heider's Studio in San Francisco in 1971; top shape!)
Right Place,Wrong Time (Edsel) M / M U.K.'1987 38.00
(80's U.K. re-release of great Chicago-style Blues-rockin' gem w/brass; co-produced by Nick Gravenites; John Kahn on bass, Mark Naftalin on piano, Ira Kamin plays organ... plus brass-section; recorded at Wally Heider's Studio in San Francisco in 1971 & orig. released in the U.S. on Bullfrog Records in '76;)
Jimmy Rushing Everyday I Have The Blues (BluesWay) M- / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(late 60's orig. U.S. release by legendary Kansas City style Jazz/ Blues-singer who helped spreadin' the Blues news w/ Count Basie! feat. Grady Tate, Shirley Scott at the organ, Dickie Wells and Oliver Nelson, who arranged this mighty fine bag; incl. "Berkeley Campus Blues", "evil blues"...;)
Five Feet Of Soul (Colpix) VG++ / EX U.S.'1963 55.00
(orig. U.S. gold-label print; early 60's recordings at Webster Hall in N.Y.; Big Band venture of legendary, Kansas-City style Jazz/Blues singer who helped spreadin' the Blues news w/ Count Basie! Freddie Green on guitar, Patti Brown (p) Jimmy Cleveland, Joe Newman, Snooky Young, Milt Hinton...; incl. "trouble in mind", "my bucket's got a whole in it";)
Listen To The Blues (Vanguard Everyman Series) EX / EX U.S.'1967 55.00
(orig. U.S.yellow label print of nine Classics by legendary Kansas City style Jazz/Blues-singer who helped spreadin' the Blues news w/ Count Basie! Freddie Green on guitar, Pete Johnson(p) Joe Jones on drums, Walter Page on drums, Buddy Tate (tenor sax) Rudy Powell on clarinet & alto sax, Lawrence Brown & Emmett Berry; incl. Ma Rainey's "see see rider", "good morning blues";)
Cherie & Jim Schwall A Wedding Present From Cherie & Jim Schwall (No Label) M- / M- U.S.'1974 110.00
(mid-70's U.S. privat-press of utterly relaxed coffehouse Folk-Blues stringin' 'n singin by Siegel-Schwall band guitarist/ vocalist w/his lady Cherie... mostly recorded at parties w/no overdubs; drowsed 'n stoned honeymooner moods, all acoustic w/guitar, harmonica & Cherie's charming voice; cover of Donovan's "season of the witch"; nice b&w card-board jacket w/ "Psychedelic-Art"-typo design;)
The Son Seals Blues Band Same (Alligator) EX / EX U.S.'1973 55.00
(orig. U.S. print; feat. Johnny "Big Moose" Walker at the organ, John Riley & Charles L. Caldwell;)
Johnny Seven And The Rockers
Rockin' The Boogie (Black Snake Productions) VG++ / VG++ / Cc. U.S.'1981 75.00
(early 80's U.S.original press of barrom-sweepin' Boogie-chiller by texan axe-slinger w/some incredible finger-work; band backing feat. Pete Zangara on vocs, Bill Zelinski on drums, Tim Wagar(b) & Wayne De La Cruz on keyboards! killer-version of  "Peter Gunn", "Georgia swing", "hideaway", "Kansas City"...;)
Johnny Seven & The Kilowatts
Same (Black Snake Productions) / EX U.S.'1983 65.00
(80's (post album) U.S. original press of barrom-sweepin' Boogie-chiller 7" 4-track-E.P.(w/no pic-sleeve) by texan axe-slinger w/some incredible finger-work; cover of Chuck Berry's "school days", "the great original latino-bozo-moonshinin' "Bop siempe", "Bolero boogie" & "3-alarm panic"; great stuff all the way!!)
Shakin' Smith Mr. Smith's Blues Collection Vol.1 (Ivie Productions) EX / EX U.S.'1990 26.00*
(cassette-only release of HOT Blues-rockin' grooves by white Harmonica champ who also sings; band accompanied incl.  electric guitar, bass 'n drums; 3 songs by Sonny Boy Williamson, "lost in a dream" is by Buster Brown;)
Johnny Shines Hey Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Rounder) M / M U.S.'1979 55.00
(late 70's U.S. release of fine Country-Blues-guitar pickin' 'n singin' recorded LIVE in '71; solo-thing incl. "sweet home Chicago", "saddle my pony", "milk cow blues"...; great liners by Peter Guralnick on back- sleeve;)
Johnny Shines And Company Same (Biograph) EX / EX U.S.'1974 65.00
(mid-70's U.S. orig. of fascinating Blues-bag blending Gospel-grits("stand by me") w/femme chorus & Dixie-typo brass colors plus a healthy dose of rootsy Country-Blues w/ a swampy edge ("Jim String" (6:05) w/haunting violin hovering in a subtle way... all accompanied by Dave Bromberg and his band; Shines himself plays acoustic- & electric guitars and sings;)
Corkie Siegel Goodbye California (Skitzo/Frenia) M / M- U.S.'1984 32.00*
(mid-80's reissue-print of early 80's release (entitled "out of the blue") by Siegel-Schwall Band pianist/ singer; full-band venture treadin' West-Coasty melodic-lanes w/'xotic moods 'n Blooz (of course) w/insert-sheet;)
Goodbye California (Skitzo/Frenia) VG++ / M- U.S.'1984 28.00*
(mid-80's reissue-print of early 80's release (entitled "out of the blue") by Siegel-Schwall Band pianist/ singer; full-band venture treadin' West-Coasty melodic-lanes w/'xotic moods 'n Blooz (of course) w/insert-sheet;)
Same (Dharma) EX / EX U.S.'1975 65.00
(mid-70's solo-effort by Siegel-Schwall Band pianist/ singer; laid-back, barstool-waggin' moods w/sparse accompaniments feat. Vassar Clements on fiddle, Al Porth on flutes (on one song) Tony Brown (of Joy of Cooking-fame) sings back-up...; tasty bag w/Corkie's harmonica, piano & intriguing voice;)
Same (Dharma) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1975 55.00
(mid-70's solo-effort by Siegel-Schwall Band pianist/singer; laid-back, barstool-waggin' moods w/sparse accompaniments feat. Vassar Clements on fiddle, Al Porth on flutes (on one song)Tony Brown (of Joy of Cooking-fame) sings back-up...; tasty bag w/Corkie's harmonica, piano & intriguing voice;)
Same (Dharma) EX / M- U.S.'1975 75.00
(mid-70's solo-effort by Siegel-Schwall Band pianist/ singer;laid-back, barstool-waggin' moods w/sparse accompaniments feat. Vassar Clements on fiddle, Al Porth on flutes (on one song) Tony Brown (of Joy of Cooking-fame) sings back-up...; tasty bag w/Corkie's harmonica, piano & intriguing voice;)
The Siegel-Schwall Band 70 (Vanguard) EX / VG++ Can'1970 55.00
(orig. canadian print of album #4 by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; the line-up has changed and the sound has become rougher 'n funkier w/black bass-slapper by the name of Rollo Radford who also sings; incl. 2 extended live-tracks that really spill 'em jammin' beans!!)
70 (Vanguard) EX / M- U.S.'1970 65.00
(orig. U.S.white-label-promo print of album #4 by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; the line-up has changed and the sound has become rougher 'n funkier w/black bass-slapper by the name of Rollo Radford who also sings; incl. 2 extended live-tracks that really spill 'em jammin' beans!!)
70 (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1970 55.00
(orig. U.S. print of album #4 by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; the line-up has changed and the sound has become rougher 'n funkier w/black bass-slapper by the name of Rollo Radford who also sings;incl. 2 extended live-tracks that really spill 'em jammin' beans!!)
953 West (Wooden Nickel) VG++ / M- / Co. U.S.'1973 52.00
(orig. U.S. print of album #7 by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; incl. Big Bill Broonzy's "when I've been drinkin", Jim Schwall's great "I think it was the wine";)
953 West (Wooden Nickel) EX / EX U.S.'1973 65.00
(orig. U.S. print of album #7 by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; incl. Big Bill Broonzy's "when I've been drinkin", Jim Schwall's great "I think it was the wine" which is also on the single (in EX shape) that comes w/ this album; flip-side is another album-song entitled "traitor from decatur" (the single has no sleeve;)
The Best Of (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1973 52.00
(orig. U.S. print of great compilation album by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicaco; has a fantastic live-shot of band on front cover!!)
Live-The Last Summer (Line) EX / EX D'1974 36.00
(german re-print of album #8 by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; LIVE-thing incl. "rock me baby" w/Rollow Radford's voice goin' wild!! a 7 minutes plus version of "hey Billie Jean";)
R.I.P. (Wooden Nickel) EX / EX U.S.'1974 52.00
(orig. U.S. print of final album by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; all cover-versions executed that special way this band is famous for! ...laid-back khool 'n gifted w/ the handlin' of many a tool! "I'm a hog for you baby", "long distance call", "night time is the right time", "Pretty good" (John Prine) "wild about my lovin'" ...a great farewell album indeed, housed in beauty "wagon-painting"-sleeve!)
The Reunion Concert (Alligator) M / M U.S.'1988 28.00
(cassette-only (?) release of HOT 80's reunion gig by this legendary white-boy Blues troupe from Chicago!)
Same (Wooden Nickel) EX / EX U.S.'1971 65.00
(orig. U.S. print of album #5 by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; a great, athmo-packed live-show recorded at The Quiet Knight in Chicago! "hush, hush" (Jimmie Reed) is extended coffeehouse stomp w/Corkie Siegel's harmonica-wizardry in full bloom!! nice painting on FOC;)
Same (Vanguard) EX / VG++ U.S.'1966 52.00
(orig. gold label stereo print of GREAT debut album by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; many windowed bag spiked w/rootsy Country-Blues beamin' thru' a dusty coffehouse layer w/e-piano/e-guitar trades, strong harmonica & two quality lead-singers w/ Corkie Siegel & Jim Schwall; moods evoking images of John Hammond gone flower-power (in parts) ...covers of "down in the bottom" (Chester Burnett) "boot hill" (Jimmy Witherspoon) and a great, stompin' rendition of Jimmy Reed's "going to New York" ...this has been my top fave white Blues-band ever since!!)
Same (Vanguard) EX / EX U.S.'1966 SOLD
(orig. silvery blue label MONO print of GREAT debut album by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; many windowed bag spiked w/rootsy Country-Blues beamin' thru' a dusty coffehouse layer w/e-piano/e-guitar trades, strong harmonica & two quality lead-singers w/ Corkie Siegel & Jim Schwall; moods evoking images of John Hammond gone flower-power(in parts) covers of "down in the bottom" (Chester Burnett) "boot hill" (Jimmy Witherspoon) and a great, stompin' rendition of Jimmy Reed's "going to New York"... this has been my top fave white Blues-band ever since!!)
Shake! (Vanguard) EX / EX Can'1968 95.00
(orig. canadian brown label print of third album by most-original Blues-rockin' combo from Chicago; many windowed bag spiked w/rootsy Country-Blues beamin' thru' a dusty coffehouse layer w/e-piano/e-guitar trades, strong harmonica & two quality lead-singers w/ Corkie Siegel & Jim Schwall; moods evoking images of John Hammond gone flower-power (in parts) ...flashing back to their striking debut album as for sound 'n khool-aid... plus a folksy touch w/ the smell of that basement-hipster bunch from Berkeley by the name of The Notes From The Underground!! ...ace version of "Louise, Louise blues" (J.Mayo Williams/ J.Temple) "shake for me" (Willie Dixon) ...rest is top shelf orig. songs!)
Freddie Slack Boogie Woogie On The 88 (Wing) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'196 110.00
(orig. U.S. early 60's (?) blue-label print (on this Mercury sub-label) ...hot-buttered Piano-Boogie-swing w/ orchestral accompaniment of the more calmed down trax; Freddie really whips the cream on "beat me Daddy eight to the bar" w/his khool voice... as sneaky as a gator's whisper! "beating with chopsticks" rattles forth at some furious space w/perco-tappin' 'n quivering electric-lead-guitar line; cover has a great picture of the artist!)
Bessie Smith Any Woman's Blues (CBS) EX / EX NL'1970 52.00
(great double-pack from Holland covering the Lady's recordings in the twenties; descriptive liner-notes on the inside of FOC:)
The Empress (CBS) M- / M- U.S.'197 55.00
(U.S. print of double-pack covering the Lady's recordings in the 20's; descritptive liner-notes on the inside of FOC;)
Empty Bed Blues (CBS) M- / M- U.K.'198 52.00
(U.K. re-print of double-pack covering the Lady's recordings in the 20's; descritptive liner-notes on the inside of FOC:)
Nobody's Blues But Mine (CBS) M- / M- U.S.'197 55.00
(U.S. print of double-pack covering the Lady's recordings in the 20's; descritptive liner-notes on the inside of FOC:)
The World's Greatest Blues Singer (CBS) M- / M- U.K.'198 52.00
(U.K. re-print of double-pack covering the Lady's recordings in the 20's & 30's w/plenty o' previous unreleased songs; descritptive liner-notes on the inside of FOC;)
Gordon Smith Takin' Time (Appaloosa) EX / EX I'1979 65.00
(late 70's orig. italian print of great Coffeehouse/Country-Blues w/acoustic- 'n electric slide-guitar sound, acoustic-guitar, harmonica, accordion, washboard 'n footstomps! covers of Elmore James' "hawaiian boogie", "steady rollin' man" (Robert Johnson) "take a walk with me" (Robert Jr. Lockwood) "fun it!" (Lightning Hopkins) ...plus some orig. songs; this album has got a captivating athmosphere!!)
Otis Spann I Was Raised In Mississippi (Byg) EX / VG++ F'196 52.00
(orig. late 60's (?) french print of great Piano-Blues struttin' w/small band accompaniment (no info given as for line-up though) incl. "Spann's boogie", "rambling on my mind", "worried life blues", "take a walk with me", "I'm just a country boy"...;)
Is The Blues (Barnaby) EX / VG++ U.S.'197 52.00
(early 70's U.S. reprint of great recordings from 1960 (orig. released on Candid Records) by this boss-piano-man bein'a member of The Muddy Waters Blues Band! Robert Lockwood Jr. on guitar & vocs; incl. "worried life blues", "I got rambling on my mind", "great northern stomp"...;)
Is The Blues (Candid) EX / EX I'197 55.00
(70's italian reprint (?) of great recordings from 1960 by this boss-piano-man bein'a member of The Muddy Waters Blues Band! Robert Lockwood Jr. on guitar & vocs; incl. "worried life blues", "I got rambling on my mind", "great northern stomp"...;)
St.Louis Jimmy Goin' Down Slow (Prestige/Bluesville) EX / EX U.S.'196 95.00
(early 60's U.S. blue-label orig. print of great Blues piece w/ the expressive voice of James Oden a.k.a. St. Louis Jimmy! ...Jimmie Lee on guitar on "some sweet day" & "Dog house Blues", Robert Banks plays the piano, Leonard Gaskin on bass & Belton Evans on drums;)
Arbee Stidham A Time For Blues (Mainstream) SS / SS U.S.'197 65.00
(orig. U.S. early 70's print of tasty Blues-guitar grooves w/the Ernie Wilkins Orchestra helpin' to beef things up; incl. "wee hours", "Mr. Texas & Pacific"; FOC;)
The Stroziers Red Light (Mainstream) M / M U.S.'1974 75.00
(mid-70's U.S. release of scarce swamped Blues-groover package by obscure black trio (2 brothers 'n one sister(?) ...hard-strummin' acoustic guitar w/sharp harmonica-blasts, ruff-throated vocal-treats 'n a groove reminiscent of Jimmy Reed... thru' a haze of stoned air! ...great piece 'n pretty unknown I bet!! ...top shape!)
Hubert Sumlin Blues Anytime (L+R) EX / EX D'1980 55.00
(1980 german release of 1964 recordings by the WOLF-guitar-man (...and Hendrix citated him as an influence on his style!!)  .. feat. Willie Dixon on bass & guitar, Sunnyland Slim (p) & Clifton James (dr)
Blues Party (Demon) M- / M- U.K.'1987 38.00
(1987 U.K.print of 80's release by the WOLF-guitar-man (...and Hendrix citated him as an influence on his style!!) feat. Ronnie Earl, Ron Levy... w/brass;)
Funky Roots (Blues Legacy/Vogue) EX / EX F'1973 55.00
(early 70'sfrench orig. print of 1971 recordings by WOLF-guitar-man (...and Hendrix citated him as an influence on his style!!) ...Jimmy Dawkins on 2nd guitar, James Green on bass, Freddie Below (dr) ...special guests incl. Billy Boy Arnold on vocs, Eddie Shaw on vocals & sax, Joe Carter on vocal and guitar on "it hurts me too"; the platter kicks of w/ "Blues for Elmore James";)
Gotta Run (Paris Album) M / M F'1980 42.00
(orig. french print of 1980 release by WOLF-guitar-man (...and Hendrix citated him as an influence on his style!!) accompanied by french sidemen; incl. the 8:10 acoustic "tribute to Lightnin' Hopkins"!)
Sunnyland Slim Sad And Lonesome Blues (Storyville) M / M CH'1981 42.00
(early 80's swiss re-release of 1964 recordings by black pianist Albert Luandrew a.k.a. Sunnyland Slim, born in Mississippi in 1907 and lying down these 12 tunes during a stop in Copenhagen; "prison bound blues" written by Leroy Carr serves for opener and "going down slow" ends this fine album... the other 10 songs are all originals;)
Sweet Pie Pleasure Pudding (Rug) SS / SS U.S.'1972 65.00*
(early 70's U.S.release by ESP sub-label; wacko-smacked barroom-piano-Blues w/wasto vocal-rumbles, harmonica; New Orleans Boogie rolls w/some dirty edge hence not recommended for air-play;)
Pleasure Pudding (Rug) EX / VG++ U.S.'1972 52.00*
(early 70's U.S. release by ESP sub-label; wacko-smacked barroom-piano-Blues w/wasto vocal-rumbles, harmonica; New Orleans Boogie rolls w/some dirty edge hence not recommended for air-play;)
Pleasure Pudding (Rug) VG+ / VG++ U.S.'1972 42.00*
(early 70's U.S. release by ESP sub-label; wacko-smacked barroom-piano-Blues w/wasto vocal-rumbles, harmonica; New Orleans Boogie rolls w/some dirty edge hence not recommended for air-play;)
Pleasure Pudding (Rug) EX / EX U.S.'1972 55.00
(early 70's U.S.release by ESP sub-label; wacko-smacked barroom-piano-Blues w/wasto vocal- rumbles, harmonica; New Orleans Boogie rolls w/some dirty edge hence not recommended for air-play;)
Roosevelt Sykes Hard Drivin' Blues (Delmark) M- / EX U.S.'197 75.00
(rare early 70's U.S. release of HOT 1963 session-recordings by this Blues 'n Boogie-Woogie-piano champ who has been among the most important blues singers of the 1930's and has been a major influence to many a soul singer to burst upon the scene! feat. on guitar & bass is Homesick James Williamson (on some trax)
The Meek (Jewel) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'197 75.00
(rare early 70's U.S. release of french-recorded (?) late 60's songs by this Blues 'n Boogie-Woogie-piano champ! kicks off w/ "shaking the Boogie", "New Orleans jump", "tall heavy mama", "Roosevelt's mood"...; Roosevelt "Honeysuckle Rose" Sykes was one of the most important blues singers of the 1930's and has been a major influence to many a soul singer to burst upon the scene! these recordings have bass & drums accompaniments; top shape!)
Roosevelt Sykes & Homesick James
Chicago Blues Festival 1970 (Black & Blue) EX / EX F'198 42.00
(early 70's recordings in France by 2 legendary Blues-men assisted by Eddie Taylor & Louis Myers on guitars, Fred Below on drums...; ace-version of "shake your money maker";)

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