Blues

Albert King - Blues from the Road

Recorded live at the 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival, Blues From the Road presents Albert King and his tight band, including a small horn section, in fine form. King pleases the crowd with a few of his most recognizable tunes: "Blues at Sunrise," "I'l...

Juanita Hall - Juanita Hall Sings the Blues

Juanita Hall is best-known for being a stage actress, playing Bloody Mary in South Pacific. However on this 1958 set for Counterpoint (which has been reissued on CD by Fresh Sound), she shows that she could effectively sing blues. Mostly sticking ...

Jo Ann Kelly - Black Rat Swing

This double CD by the best blueswoman England ever produced isn't new; it's actually a compilation from material already available on the Mooncrest label. But it's hard to criticize the recycling (unless you already own the other discs), as it pro...

Dutch Mason - I'm Back

Dutch's album is full of gems from Albert King and Albert Collins songs to Bo Diddley's classic "Who Do You Love." My favorite is "I Ain't Drunk (I'm Just Drinkin')."

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Junior Parker - Next Time You See Me

Junior Parker has had quite the career, perfecting his harmonica playing at the feet of Sonny Boy Williamson and impressing crowds around his Memphis home with his smooth blues vocals, including a talent-scouting Ike Turner, who brought the artist...

Louisiana Red - The Best of Louisiana Red

Assembled from tapes recorded in New York City with producer Herb Abramson between 1965 and 1973, The Best of Louisiana Red is an ideal introduction to one of the blues' most unique and memorable characters.

Never a musical innovator, Red's...

Albert Collins / Albert Collins & The Icebreakers / Icebreakers - Live at Rockpalast

Albert Collins was one of the finest and most distinctive guitarists in the Texas Blues community. Collins scored his first regional hit in 1962 with "Frosty," a number that showed off his trademark "cool" guitar style, conjured through a combinat...

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