Blues T-Z

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Wayne Talbert Lord Have Mercy On My Funky Soul (Pulsar) M- / M- U.S.'196 75.00
(orig. U.S. late 60's print of great 2nd album by white Soulful singer/pianist w/ a voice touching sparks that appear to my ears like a barefeet Tom Waits out on the lam! hot line-up feat. Mike Deasy & Ernest McLean on guitars, Paul Humphrey on drums, Bob West (b) ...plus trumpets, piano, reeds & passionate femme back-ups; "Liz" Murphy sez' it best in her liner-notes to this album: ..."Soul, funky or torn, it's all up front in the voice, the piano, the occasional pen - ("Mr. Barley Corn"; "life's windows", "crankiola narcissis buds") ...of this one-time Texas Country boy. the pulse, the sense, the feeling - all the tearing sadness and sardonic humor of the Blues ...the special American genre but as old as sensitive, coherent man himself  ...Job and his lamentations, "man is born to trouble"; W. C. Handy, Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith, John Lee Hooker, B. B. King - the endless, too numerous to list, continuum of heart-soul people communicating in the timeless, universal language of man's soul - aches - the needing, wanting, the waste - sad pain of the blues, all of them saying with Job, "let my cry find no resting place." ...and now Wayne Talbert takin' his place in the continuum to speak the cry of man";)
Tampa Red Crazy With The Blues (Oldie Blues) M / M NL'197 55.00
(Hudson Woodbridge was born in Georgia, shortly after the turn of the 19th century; both his parents died when he was young. he was then raised by his grandmother Mrs. Whittaker in Tampa, Florida ...hence his nickname:Tampa Red; his songs are credited to the name of Hudson Whittaker though! after his move to Chicago his house was soon to become the center of the Chicago-Blues scene! recordings here date back to the 20's, 30's and 40's (w/full band backing) incl. "easy rider blues", "it's tight like that" (which was a hit back then!!) "someday I'm bound to win" ...;)
You Can't Get That Stuff No More (Oldie Blues) M / M NL'197 55.00
(Hudson Woodbridge was born in Georgia, shortly after the turn of the 19th century; both his parents died when he was young. he was then raised by his grandmother Mrs. Whittaker in Tampa, Florida... hence his nickname: Tampa Red; his songs are credited to the name of Hudson Whittaker though! after his move to Chicago his house was soon to become the center of the Chicago-Blues scene! recordings here date from 1932-1953; incl. the great Country-Blues title-track(from 1932!!) ...Tampa sure had a unique style of his own and the magic of his good-timey relaxed wits sure served for major influence on many a scene to crack open... the early/to mid 60's San Francisco Sound for example w/The (Amazing) Charlatans among the originators (and a windy signature of Tampa Red on the rear side of the flag!) accompanied here by the fantastic Big Maceo Merriweather on piano and others and the kazoo you hear is by Tampa!)
Finis Tasby Blues Mechanic (ACE) EX / EX U.K.'1984 34.00*
(mid-80's release by Texas-born Blues-singer playin' guitar in Z.Z. Hill's band in the early 60's; ...crankin' the bass in Freddy King's band until the early 70's; this album has 2 line-ups feat. Deacon Jones (p) J. J. Jones (g) Black Speed (p) Bobby Warren & Evans Walker (on guitars)
The Eddie Taylor Blues Band My Heart Is Bleeding (L+R) EX / EX D'1980 38.00*
(orig. german print of fine Chicago-Blues album feat. Carey Bell & Sunnyland Slim as special guests;)
Johnnie Taylor Rare Stamps (Stax) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1969 42.00
(late 60's orig. U.S. release of soulful Blues grooves by southern Blues-man;)
Koko Taylor The Earthshaker (Sonet) M / M U.K.'1978 42.00*
(late 70's orig. U.K. release of strong Blues-grooves (w/rockin' edge) fronted by black vocal-lady; Sammy Lawhorne & Johnny B. Moore on guitars, Pinetop Perkins on keyboards... w/brass; incl. "wang dang doodle", "cut you loose", "spoonful"...;)
From The Heart Of A Woman (Sonet) M / M U.K.'1981 42.00*
(early 80's orig. U.K. release of strong Blues-grooves (w/rockin' edge) fronted by black vocal-lady; Sammy Lawhorne & Criss Johnson on guitars...; incl. "never trust a man", "if walls could talk"...;)
Little Johnny Taylor Part Time Love (Charly R&B) M- / M- U.K.'1981 36.00*
(early 80's U.K. compilation album w/early tracks by this southern U.S. Blues-man kindlin' some exciting 'n funky ways of gospelized 'n soulful R&B struts!)
Stuck In The Mud (Ichiban) M- / M- U.S.'1988 28.00*
(late 80's U.S.release by southern Blues-man w/brass;)
Melvin Taylor Blues On The Run (Isabel) M- / M- F'1982 52.00
(early 80's orig. french print of strong 'n funky Chicago-Blues grooves by black guitar-twanger; feat. Johnny Dollar on rhythm guitar, Big Moose Walker on piano, Casey Jones (dr)...; incl. "chitlins con carne" (8:50) (Kenny Burrell) "cold cold feeling" (T. Bone Walker)
Plays The Blues For You (Isabel) M- / M- F'1984 65.00
(mid-80's orig. french print of strong 'n funky Chicago-Blues grooves by black guitar-twanger; Lucky Peterson plays organ/piano...; incl. "voodoo daddy";)
Sonny Terry Blind Sonny Terry (Everest) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'197 55.00
(early 70's (?) U.S. print of RARE recordings by Sonny & Woody Guthrie w/Alec Stewart helping out on guitar; incl. "Stackolee", "rock me mama", "red river"...; a deep-down americana-roots dive!! also released on Ember Records in the U.K.)
Sonny Is King (Bluesville) EX / EX U.S.'196 110.00
(orig. U.S. blue label first print in MONO from the early 60's; songs were recorded during 2 different sessions feat. Lightnin' Hopkins on guitar (on side A) Brownie McGhee plays guitar on the other...; Leonard Gaskin on bass & Belton Evans on drums; incl. "one monkey don't stop the show", "diggin' my potatoes", "Ida Mae"...; nice shape!)
Sonny's Story (Bluesville) M / M U.S.'198 42.00
(U.S. blue label  reprint in stereo of orig. album released in the early 60's; Belton Evans on drums, J. C. Burris also on harmonica, Sticks McGhee on guitar; incl. "ain't gonna be your dog no more", "pepperheaded woman", "I'm gonna get on my feets afterwhile"...;)
Blind Sonny Terry & Woody Guthrie
Same (Ember) M- / EX U.K.'1969 75.00
(late 60's orig. U.K. print of RARE recordings by Sonny & Woody w/Alec Stewart helping out on guitar; incl. "Stackolee", "rock me mama", "Red river"...; a deep-down americana-roots dive!! also released on Everest Records in the U.S. under the name of "blind Sonny Terry"!)
Sonny Terry With Johnny Winter & Willie Dixon
Whoopin' (Sonet) EX / EX U.K.'1984 52.00
(mid-80's U.K. orig. release; Johnny Winter plays guitar & piano... drummer is Styve Homnick; kicks off w/ "I got my eyes on you", "Crow Jane"...; produced by Johnny Winter;)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Back Country Blues (Musidisc) M- / M- F'196 65.00
(orig. french 60's print; incl. "sittin' pretty", "diamond ring", "the way I feel"...; great live-photo on front cover;)
Blues Is A Story (World Pacific) EX / VG+(+) U.S.'1960 75.00
(orig. U.S. black label first print in MONO; incl. "keys to the highway", "Louise", "sportin' life", "baby please don't go", "twelve gates to the city";)
Hometown Blues (Mainstream) EX / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(late 60's (?) orig. U.S. print in nice uni-pak jacket; top gathering of songs by this legendary Country-Blues duo; ..."sitting on top of the world", "Lightnin's Blues", "stranger blues", "mean old Frisco", "meet you in the morning"...;)
Preachin' The Blues (Folkways) M- / M- U.S.'1968 55.00
(late 60's black label 2nd print of prev. early 60's release on Verve/ Folkways (FVS 9019) ...this issue has been electronically rechanneled to simulate a stereophonic dimension; incl. "dark road", "John Henry", guitar highway", "confusion"...;)
Sonny & Brownie (A&M) EX / M- U.S.'1973 65.00
(orig. U.S. brown label print; feat. Arlo Guthrie, Eddie Greene, Jerry Cole on dobro & e-guitar, Michael Franks  on acoustic-guitar; John Mayall on electric 12-string (on one song) Sugarcane Harris on violin...; FOC;)
Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee & Peppermint Harris
Going Down Slow (Mainstream) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'197 55.00
(early- to mid-70's U.S. release feat. full-band-accompanied recordings by this legendary Country-Blues duo; incl. "key to the highway"; 2 songs are performed by Peppermint Harris; hot live-photo-shot on sleeve;)
Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee & Earl Hooker
I Couldn't Believe My Eyes (BluesWay) EX / M- / Co. U.S.'1973 65.00
(orig. U.S. release of late 60's recordings at The Vault in L. A.; Hooker got his wah-wah-pedal switched off here and cranks some pearly electric licks; Ray Johnson on keyboards, Jimmy Bond on bass, Panama Francis (dr)
Son Thomas Good Morning School Girl (Black & Blue) M / M F'1986 52.00
(mid-80's orig. french-print of most authentic deep Country-Blues by Delta-Blues singer/guitarist James "Sonny Ford" Thomas (born 1926) recording several tunes in 1968 and takin' part in the '69 Memphis Blues Festival and subsequently appearing in several films (Bill Ferris' "Delta Blues Singer" (1970) for example) and on television; ...a youthful voice, a wrinkled face and the pluckin' of the strings, intense 'n passionate like leaving no trace! ..."standing at the crossroads" (Robert Johnson) "two trains running" (Muddy Waters) title-track of course (written by John Lee Williamson) ...recorded in 1986 in Paris, France;)
Tommy Tucker Mother Tucker (Red Lightning) EX / EX U.K.'197 65.00
(late 70's U.K. orig.print of compilation album covering the life 'n times of this very versatile black artist encompassin' numerous styles 'n forms... always retaining a certain shade of blue! ...contains all prev. unissued material... from the shaky "high heel sneakers" to the FUNKY "my baby" ...this bag COOKS!!)
Big Joe Turner Sings The Blues (BluesWay) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'197 75.00
(early 70's U.S. release by GREAT and legendary Blues-vocalist presenting many new songs here assisted by Buddy Lucas on tenor-sax & harmonica, Patti Brown (p) Wally Richardson & Thornel Schwartz on guitars, Bob Bushnell on bass, Panama Francis & Herbie Lovelle on drums; incl. "roll 'em Pete", "cherry red"...; top shape!)
Turns On The Blues (Kent) EX / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(U.S. 60's yellow-label release by GREAT and legendary Blues-vocalist; incl. "St. Louis Blues", "everyday I have the blues", "the night time is the right time", "Kansas City Blues"...;)
Various Artists The 1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival (Sire) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'1968 65.00
(orig. U.S. print of rare festival-issue feat. Furry Lewis, Rev. Robert Wilkins, Joe Callicott, Booker T. Washington White, Nathan Beauregard (doin' "Highway 61") promo-sticker on front cover;)
Blues Deluxe (Sonet) M- / EX U.K.'1980 28.00*
(various artists gathering recorded LIVE at the Chicago Fest Blues Deluxe Stage in 1980; feat. The Lonnie Brooks Blues band, The Son Seals Blues Band, Mighty Joe Young, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine, Willie Dixon and the Chicago Blues Allstars(w/Snooky Pryor, John Watkins...) UK-print licensed from Alligator Records;)
The Blues (Blue Horizon/CBS) EX / EX D'1970 65.00
(german orig. print of compilation double-set (in nice, laminated tri-fold cover!) starring the fathers and sons (mothers & daughters) of The Blues; 1 album has the original Blue Horizon label and features acts released on that label: Flletwood Mac, Duster Bennett, Chicken Shack, Eddie Boyd, Gordon Smith, Champion Jack Dupree, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Curtis Jones...; the other album has the orange CBS label and has tracks by Johnny Winter, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, Son House, Driftin' Slim, Big Maybelle...; sleeve has most of the albums (the songs are taken from) printed in color! liner-notes are by Teddy Leyh!)
Harpin' On It (JSP) EX / EX U.K.'1983 42.00*
(80's U.K. Anthology album of Blues-Harp sounds starring John Wrencher, Little Mac, Billy Branch, Johnny Mars, Mojo Bruford, Jew Town Burks, Easy Baby & Hot Shot Love; ...some truly fine stuff here!)
Harpin' On It (JSP) M / M U.K.'1983 52.00*
(80's U.K. Anthology album of Blues-Harp sounds starring John Wrencher, Little Mac, Billy Branch, Johnny Mars, Mojo Bruford, Jew Town Burks, Easy Baby & Hot Shot Love; ...some truly fine stuff here!)
How Blue Can We Get (Blue Horizon) EX / EX U.K.'1970 125.00
(orig. U.K. print of GREAT compilation-double-pack (w/8-page booklet) documenting the label's releases; 1 disc has the white acts: Jellybread, Top Topham, Bacon Fat, Fleetwood Mac, Duster Bennet, Chicken Shack...; the other contains songs from albums by black artists... Elmore James, B. B. King, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Eddie Boyd...; album covers are printed in b&w in the booklet and there's some commentary rumble too; FOC;)
I Asked For Water,She Gave Me Gasolin (Imperial) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'196 75.00
(U.S. orig. print of rare compilation album covering the british blooz-boomin' scene w/ acts such as Tony (T.S.) McPhee, Jo-Ann Kelly & The Groundhogs, Jim & Raphael, Andy Fernbach, Brett Marvin, The Thunderbolts, Graham Hines;)
Memphis Swamp Jam (Blue Thumb) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1969 125.00
(orig. U.S. print of rare double-set (in FOC w/inner-sleeves!) feat. Furry Lewis, Booker White, Piano Red, Sleepy John Estes, Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods, Napoleon Strickland, R. L. Watson & Josiah   Jones, Nathan Beauregard (doin' "Nathan's bumble bee blues" (10:30)!! ...an artefact!! ...feat. great liner-notes by Pete Welding;)
Piano Blues (Storyville) EX / EX F'196 42.00*
(french double-pack bringin' a great gathering of piano Blues!
incl. Otis Spann, Champion Jack Dupree, Speckled Red, Sunnyland Slim, Memphis Slim, Henry Brown, Roosevelt Sykes and Sonny Boy Williamson; all recorded in the early to the mid-60's of the 20th century!)
Raw Blues (Ace Of Clubs) EX / EX U.K.'1967 75.00
(orig. U.K. print of rare showcase for some of the finest Blues artists of the mid- to late 60's ...black fathers 'n white sons... incl. Mayall, Slowhand, Peter Green, Champion Jack Dupree, Otis Spann, Curtis Jones...;)
Super Black Blues (Flying Dutchman Bluestime) EX / EX U.S.'1969 75.00
(rare late 60's U.S. release packed w/ jammin' Blues-fever feat. Joe Turner (voc) T. Bone Walker, Otis Spann, George "Harmonica" Smith, Ron Brwon(b) Arthur Wright (g) Ernie Watts (ts) Paul Humphrey (dr) ...extended slopes mostly written by T. Bone Walker, incl. the great "Blues Jam" (10:56) "Paris Blues" (14:00) ...FOC w/ khool pics of musicians;)
Super Black Blues Vol.2 (Flying Dutchman Bluestime) EX / EX U.S.'1970 75.00
(rare '70 U.S. release packed w/ jammin' Blues-fever recorded LIVE feat. Leon Thomas and Joe Turner on vocals! T. Bone Walker, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Russ Andrews, Earl Creque, Elvin Jones, Al Hall...; FOC w/ khool pics of participating acts!)
Swamp Blues (Blue Horizon) EX / EX U.K.'1970 75.00
(very rare U.K. orig. print of HOT double-set recorded at The Deep South Studios in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in August 1970! feat. Moses "Whispering" Smith, Silas Hogan, Henry Gray, Clarence Edwards, Arthur "Guitar" Kelley, Gregg "little Guitar" Schaefer, Roy Lee Sheppard...; ...incl.some mean 'n low down wah-wah- guitar cranked gator-struts; FOC w/plenty o' khool pics;)
Joanne Vent The Black And White Of It Is Blues (A&M) M- / M- U.S.'1969 75.00
(late 60's U.S. white-label-promo-print of little known but strong album by white Blues-lady-singer w/brass 'n strings-arrangements by Michael McCormick; funky edges 'n deep soulful moves on covers of "stormy monday" (7:08) "god bless the child", "it's a man's man's world", "ninety nine and a half", "I love you more than you'll ever know" (Al Kooper) ... Larry Marks did a fine production job!)
The Wailin' Walker Band The Devil Made Me Play It (No Label) M / M Can'1992 28.00*
(early 90's cassette-only (?) release of HOT Texas-style Blues-rockin' grooves w/Boogie-chillin' hooves; this trio hails from British Columbia, Canada and has a solid brass-section for backing; strong stuff!!)
T-Bone Walker Singing The Blues (Imperial) VG++ / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(early/mid-60's release by this texas axe-swinger who had an essential impact on B.B. King, Chuck Berry and many, many more guitar-artists to burst up on the scene!! ...w/brass-accompaniment; incl. "Almony Blues", "I'm about to lose my mind", "teen age baby"...;)
Joe Louis Walker Cold Is The Night (Ace/Hightone) M- / M- U.K.'1986 34.00*
(mid-80's U.K. release by U.S. guitar slinger influenced by Earl Hooker, Freddie King, Mike Bloomfield...; w/ some sax 'n keyboards;)
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker Blue Love (Steeple Chase) M- / M- DK'1984 34.00*
(orig. danish print of mid-80's releaseby this Blues-piano man recorded solo;)
Going Home Tomorrow (Isabel) M / M- F'1980 42.00*
(late 70's recordings in Paris, France by this southern U.S. born Blues- pianist sweepin' 'em Chicago clubs w/Willie James Lyons on guitar, Big Mojo Ellem (b) & Odie Payne on drums; incl. "moose on the loose boogie";)
Phillip Walker Blues (Demon) M- / M- U.K.'1988 38.00*
(orig. U.K. print of late 80's release by texan guitar-hero; feat. The Memphis Horns 'n Johnny Tucker on drums; opening-track is "how many more years" (Chester Burnett)
Someday You'll Have These Blues (Sonet) M- / M- U.K.'1980 38.00*
( U.K. print of '77-release by texan guitar-hero; has some brass-arranged cuts; this album was released on the U.S. Joliet label in '77;)
Someday You'll Have These Blues (Joliet) EX / EX U.S.'1977 55.00*
(orig. U.S. print of '77-release by texan guitar-hero; has some brass-arranged cuts;)
Tough As I Want To Be (Rounder) M- / M- U.S.'1984 38.00*
(orig. US. print of  mid-80's release by texan guitar-hero; feat. Johnny Tucker on drums plus brass; incl. three Lowell Fulson songs;)
Charles Walter Blue's Has No Color (Super Beet) M- / EX U.S.'198 55.00
(early 80's (?) U.S. orig. print of scarce local Texas label release by harmonica blowin' Blues-vocalist w/ band backing feat. Al Catan (dr)Jerry Waddel (g) Danny Cowan on slide... and Augie Meyers on piano; Kevin Kosub produced; funky version of "sitting on the dock of the bay", ace covers of "who do you love" & "tip on in";)
Washboard Willie Motor Town Boogie (JSP) M / M U.K.'1982 52.00
(early 80's U.K. re-release (?) of recordings dating back to the late 50's/early 60's; Boogie Woogie Red on piano, Chuck Smith on bass and Calvin Frazier plays electric guitar; incl. "C. C.rider", "shake your money maker"...;)
Katie Webster The Swamp Boogie Queen (Alligator) M- / EX / Cc. U.S.'1988 42.00*
(late 80's U.S. release of strong swamp-piano-boogie-grooves by "the femme Muddy Waters" (as per John Broven) ...a voice like refined gator-leather and a smile like an ice-cube-heaven hovering a prairie-blanket! ...Robert Cray helps out, Kim Wilson on harmonica, Bonnie Raitt, The Memphis Horns...; "on the run" (6:33) has a great slide-guitar & Katie's piano is steamin' thru' 'em stomps;)
Junior Wells Sings Live At The Golden Bear (Blue Rock'it) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'196 95.00
(RARE late 60's LIVE-release by ace Blues-harmonica blower jammin' things out w/brass 'n full-band backing (no info stated as for line-up)hot performance w/covers of "fever", "don't start me talking", "I'm ready", "driving wheel"...; sleeve-design is created by Victor Moscoso; Jack Daniels (!?) produced!)
South Side Blues Jam (Byg) M- / EX F'196 55.00
(late 60's (?) french print of mid-60's (?) recordings by ace Blues-harmonica blower jammin' things out w/ Buddy Guy on guitar & Otis Spann on piano; incl. "I just want to make love to you";)
Artie "Blues Boy" White Where It's At (Ichiban) M- / M- U.S.'1988 36.00*
(late 80's U.S. release of Brass-arranged Chicago-Blues piece w/soulful, melodic edge;)
Josh White The Beginning (Mercury) EX / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(mid-60's (?) orig. U.S. black-label MONO release of early 60's session recordings by this renowned Blues-man ever keepin' to rootsy soil w/a Gospel-mind; full-band backing feat. Richard Davis (b) Eddie Williams(dr) Floyd Morris, Sonny Boy Williamson....; incl. "Howling Wolf", "evil hearted man", "Blues come from Texas"...;)
Blues-Singer And Balladeer (Storyville) EX / M- DK'198 36.00*
(danish compilation release of mid-40's recordings by this renowned Blues-man ever keepin' to rootsy soil w/a Gospel-mind; Josh w/ his acoustic guitar 'n expressive voice;)
Empty Bed Blues (Elektra) VG++ / EX U.S.'196 52.00
(U.S. red-label 3rd-print of mid-60's release by this renowned Blues-man ever keepin' to rootsy soil w/a Gospel-mind; Josh w/ his acoustic guitar 'n expressive voice, Bill Lee on bass... plus Josh White Jr. on one song; incl. "bottle up and go", "his eye is on the sparrow"; nice, erotic-art-cover design;)
A Josh White Program (London) EX / VG++ U.K.'196 75.00
(orig. U.K. red/silver-label MONO print of late 50's (?) release by this renowned Blues-man ever keepin' to rootsy soil w/a Gospel-mind; Josh w/ his acoustic guitar 'n expressive voice and band-accompaniments on some selections; incl. "I'm gonna move to the outskirts of town", "like a natural man", "lonesome road"...; nice cover-design!)
Sings - Volume 2 (London) VG++ / VG++ U.K.'195 75.00
(RARE U.K. 10"-release by this renowned Blues-man ever keepin' to rootsy soil w/a Gospel-mind; Josh w/ his acoustic guitar 'n expressive voice; beauty purple/gold label design;)
Josh White & Leadbelly With Their Guitars (Saga) EX / EX U.K.'1968 65.00
(orig. U.K. black-label MONO print of historic recordings by these two giants in fields of 20th century U.S. Country-Blues w/ a Gospel feather; incl. "out on the western plains", "motherless children" (pt. 1+2) "prison road", "pretty flower in my backyard"...;)
Big Joe Williams At Folk City (Bluesville) M! / M! U.S.'196 125.00
(RARE early 60's U.S. MONO-release by this legendary southern 9-string guitar strummin' Blues-vocalist; incl. "bottle up and go", "she's doggin' me", "mink coat blues"...; pristine shape!!!)
Don't Your Plums Look Mellow Hanging On Your Tree (BluesWay) EX / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1974 Sold
(orig. U.S. print of mid-70's release by this legendary southern 9-string guitar strummin' Blues-vocalist; recorded at Muscle Schoals Studios in Alabama w/Roger Allen Clark on drums & Jerry Bridges on bass; incl. title-track, "mad, mad blues", "baby please don't go", "goin' down home"...; Al Smith did the liners;)
Hand Me Down My Old Walking Stick (Liberty) EX / EX U.K.'1969 95.00
(RARE late 60's U.K. MONO-release of '68 London-recordings by this legendary southern (9-string) guitar strummin' Blues-vocalist; incl. title-track, "baby please don't go", "shady grove", "sittin' 'n thinkin'", "Blues round the world"...; incl. some fabulous slide-work!)
Malvina My Sweet Woman (Oldie Blues) M- / M NL'198 42.00*
(early 80's dutch release of early 50's recordings (side A) taken from crackly acetates for the most part) by this legendary southern (9-string) guitar strummin' Blues-vocalist; B-side has LIVE- recordings from 1973 in Holland;)
Ramblin' And Wanderin' Blues (Storyville) M / M CH'1981 38.00*
(early 80's swiss re-release of  1963 recordings (in Copenhagen) by this legendary southern (9-string) guitar strummin' Blues-vocalist;)
Studio Blues (Bluesville) EX / EX U.S.'196 125.00
(RARE early 60's U.S. MONO-release by this legendary southern (9-string) guitar strummin' Blues-vocalist; Big Joe also plays 12-string- & 6-string guitar here w/Willie Dixon on bass & Larry Johnson blows the harp! "levee camp moan", "gambling man", "sugar babe", "studio blues"...; nice shape!)
Three Kings And The Queen (Spivey) EX / EX U.S.'196 95.00
(late 60's U.S. release of rare recordings from the early-/mid-60's by Big Joe Williams, Lonnie Johnson, Roosevelt Sykes & Victoria Spivey... Bob Dylan appears w/ Big Joe playing harp and he also sings on one track ("sitting on top of the world") ...and the thin man's voice is driven off like some twistin' tumble-weed!)
Tough Times (Arhoolie) EX / VG++ U.S.'196 95.00
(RARE mid- to late-60's release of late 50's/early 60's recordings by this legendary southern 9-string guitar strummin' Blues-vocalist; incl. "she left me a mule to ride", "greystone blues", "sloppy drunk Blues"; ..and on 'I want my crown' sings the late Mrs. Mary Williams!!! ...great photo-sleeve-paste-on!!)
Robert Pete Williams With Big Joe Williams (Storyville) M / M- DK'1972 65.00
(early 70's danish (?) orig. print of intense 12-string-guitar driven Country-Blues w/slide 'n some help on kazoo by Big Joe Williams!!deep-down black americana southern roots on tracks like "Texas blues", "talkin' blues" (13:26) "Greyhound bus", "it's gotta be jelly 'cause jam don't shake that way" (!)
Tim Williams Blues Full Cirlce (Epic) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'1969 75.00
(orig. U.S. yellow-label-print in top shape! U.S. white-boy-Blues wonder w/full-band sound on A-side, down rootsy magic w/slide, bar-piano 'n pearly lead-axe-licks plus harmonica, B-side is acoustic strummin' w/ that great voice... and an electrifying mood that leaves no choice!  ..."it is this continuity that unites Mance Lipscomb with Pee Wee Crayton, that links the late Mississippi John Hurt with George Smith, and them with Tim Williams. All of these diverse strains, as well as others, come together in the production of the appealing music that comprises this recording: it is particularly true of traditional music that no man is an island, as Tim's music reminds us" (from the liner notes by Pete Welding)
Blues Full Cirle (Epic) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'1969 65.00
(orig. U.S. yellow-label-print of U.S. white-boy-Blues wonder w/full-band sound on A-side, down rootsy magic w/slide, bar-piano 'n pearly lead-axe-licks plus harmonica, B-side is acoustic strummin' w/ that great voice... and an electrifying mood that leaves no choice! ..."it is this continuity that unites Mance Lipscomb with Pee Wee Crayton, that links the late Mississippi John Hurt with George Smith, and them with Tim Williams. All of these diverse strains, as well as others, come together in the production of the appealing music that comprises this recording: it is particularly true of traditional music that no man is an island, as Tim's music reminds us" (from the liner notes by Pete Welding)
Willie Williams Raw Unpolluted Soul (Supreme Blues) M- / EX U.S.'197 95.00
(early 70's (?) U.S. release of GREAT solo-thing by this legendary drummer teamin' up with such stalwarts of the Chicago Blues scene as Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf! feat. here are Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Taylor on 2nd guitar, Roy Lee Johnson, Willie "Pinetop" Perkins on piano, Carey Bell blows the harp...; incl. "back to Mississippi", "black diamond rattler" (this album I have also seen offered as "hot pants woman";)
Jimmy Witherspoon Big Blues (JSP) VG++ / M- U.K.'1981 42.00*
(early 80's U.K. release of tasty Vocal-Jazz w/bloozed edge... Mike Carr plays organ, Jim Mullen on guitar...; incl."whiskey drinking woman", "big boss man"  ...and a great version of "nobody knows you when you're down & out")
A Blue Point Of View (Verve) EX / EX U.S.'196 52.00*
(blue-label  MONO print of orchestrated blues-grooves arranged by Nicky Welsh, J.J. Jackson and Peter Knight; nice version of Sam Cooke's "a change is gonna come";)
Love Is A Five Letter Word (Capitol) SS / SS / Co. U.S.'1975 52.00*
(mid-70's U.S. release of hot Blues-grooves w/brass 'n funky sprouts; B.J. Cole plays pedal-steel guitar; Mike Vernon produced and plays percussion, Pete Wingfield on keyboards; incl. "buried alive in the blues"; still sealed;)
Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (Prestige) SS / SS U.S.'1964 95.00
(Jimmy's early work w/ Benny Golson as orchestral arranger and conductor; incl. "I'm coming down with the blues"; blue-label (logo on right) first print; yes, still sealed after 40+ years!!!)
Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (Prestige) M- / EX U.S.'1964 75.00
(Jimmy's early work w/ Benny Golson as orchestral arranger and conductor; incl. "I'm coming down with the blues"; blue-label (logo on right) first print;)
Spoonful (Blue Note) EX / EX / Cc. U.S.'1975 42.00*
(mid-70's U.S. release of hot Blues-grooves w/Robben Ford's tasty lead-guitar jobs, Chuck Rainey on bass, Richard Tee, Pretty Purdy, Joe Sample... brass-section incl. Blue Mitchell; incl. "big boss man", "reds & whiskey", "take out some insurance" (Jimmy Reed) ...plus title-track(by Willie Dixon)
Spoonful (Blue Note) EX / M- / Cc. U.S.'1975 52.00*
(mid-70's U.S. release of hot Blues-grooves w/Robben Ford's tasty lead-guitar jobs, Chuck Rainey on bass, Richard Tee, Pretty Purdy, Joe Sample... brass-section incl. Blue Mitchell; incl."big boss man", "reds & whiskey", "take out some insurance" (Jimmy Reed) ...plus title-track (by Willie Dixon)
Jimmy Witherspoon & Eric Burdon
Guilty! (MGM) SS / SS U.S.'1971 65.00
(early 70's U.S. orig. print in FOC; soulful Blues-grooves w/band-backing feat. George Suranovich (he played w/Arthurly's LOVE!) on drums, Howard Scott & John Sterling on guitars, Charles Miller blows the sax; incl. "have mercy judge", "goin' down slow", "soledad"... partly recorded w/ The San Quentin Prison Band w/Ike White on guitar; still sealed;)
Guilty! (MGM) VG++ / EX U.S.'1971 42.00
(early 70's U.S. orig. print in FOC; soulful Blues-grooves w/band-backing feat. George Suranovich (he played w/Arthurly's LOVE!) on drums, Howard Scott & John Sterling on guitars, Charles Miller blows the sax; incl. "have mercy judge", "goin' down slow", "soledad"  ...partly recorded w/ The San Quentin Prison Band w/Ike White on guitar;)
Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford
Live (L.A. International) M- / M- / Cc. U.S.'1977 42.00*
(70's U.S. release of hot Blues-grooves w/Robben's tasty lead-guitar jobs; recorded LIVE at The Ash Grove in L.A.; incl. "I'm gonna move to the outskirts of town", "Kansas City", "goin' down slow"...;)
Jimmy Yancey The Immortal (Oldie Blues) M- / M- NL'1981 42.00*
(early 80's orig. issue of hot gathering of legendary recordings by this Blues/Boogie-piano champ! incl. "make me a pallet on the floor" (2 versions) "eternal blues", "how long blues" (2 versions)
The Yardbirds & Sonny Boy Williamson
Same (Fontana) EX / EX D'196 52.00*
(70's german reprint of hot mid-60's meetin' of this legendary Blues- "father" and 'em british Blooz-boomin' disciples feat. Slowhand; incl. "pontiac blues", "23 hours too long";)
Johnny Young And His Chicago Blues Band
Same (Arhoolie) EX / EX U.S.'1966 75.00
(mid-'66 orig. U.S. release of great Chicago-Blues piece feat. Otis Spann & James Cotton; incl. "wild, wild woman", "moaning & groaning", "cros-cut saw" ...; red/black label print;)
Mighty Joe Young Chicken Heads (Ovation) EX / EX U.S.'1974 95.00
(orig. U.S. white-label-promo print of hot-buttered FUNKY  Blues-grooves w/ mighty fine lead-guitar cranks, organ/piano by Floyd Morris, Ira Gates on drums, Ron Steele on 2nd guitar...; incl. a great version of  "as the years go passing by"; ...can also be played on quadraphonic equipment!)

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