Benatar, Pat-True Love (special advance promo)- CD- stereo-Chrysalis DPRO21805 - 1991 promo-only compact disc by Pat Benatar. This was Benatar's critically acclaimed foray into Blues, with help from Roomful of Blues and husband Neil Gerardo. This was aspecial promo edition of the album which had cardboard gatefold cover with transparency inisde the front flap with a little promo hype from the record company. Cardboard front flap has small tear at top right and slight wear to exterior-small crease in transparancy page. Disc is MINT.
Butterfield/Paul Butterfield Blues Band-Keep on Moving- LP- Stereo-EKS 74053 - 1969 33 1/3 rpm 1st press LP. Vinyl (red label with large white "E") grades Excellent. Cover has small punch hole, & a bit of wear/creasing. Horn-oriented band includes Dave Sanborn. - (EXC/EXC) - $6.99- Order
Clapton, Eric-Blues Sampler- CD- stereo-Polydor CAT5P-001 - 1999 promo-only 5 song CD release by Eric Clapton. Released as an in-store play sampler to promo the release of Clapton's "Blues" 2 CD set, which collect rare Clapton Blues tracks, both live and studio. Tracks are "Before You Accuse Me" , "Cryin'", "Wonderful Tonight", "Mean Old World" (with Disc is housed in a slim cardboard slipcase and is still factory SEALED. Cover is 100% Mint. Disc is Mint and unplayed.
Cray, Robert-Consequences- CD- stereo-Mercury CDP343 - stereo, promo only single, 1990 rel., with nice photo cover - (NM/NM) - $3- Order
Diddley, Bo-His Greatest Sides: Volume One- LP- mono-Chess/Sugar Hill CH 9106 - 1984 33 1/3 rpm LP release by Bo Diddley. LP features 14 choice selections from Bo's early output for Chess Records. Backing for Bo is a who's who of Chicago Blues: Otis Spann, Lafayette Leake, Billy Boy Arnold, Jody Williams, Willie Dixon. Backing vocals are by The Moonglows, and Bo is accompanied as usual by his trusty rhythm man, Jerome Green. All tracks included are the original hit versions dating from 1955 to 1962. Most of these sides were chart hits on Pop or R&B or both. This particular reissue LP dates from the brief ownership of the Chess catalog by Sugar Hill Records, whose notable contribution was to put out a series of "Greatest Sides" collections that were really well remastered with clean playing surfaces.
1 Bo Diddley
2 Pretty Thing
3 Bring It to Jerome
4 I'm a Man Diddley
6 Diddley Daddy
7 Dearest Darling
8 Who Do You Love?
10 Say Man
11 Bo's Bounce
12 You Can't Judge a Book by ItsCover
13 Crackin' Up
14 Hey! Bo Diddley
Cover exhibits only faint wear and is extremely clean with no tears, splits, stains, promo markings, etc, grading Near Mint
LP comes from a collector whose care of his collection was the best we have seen in some time. Disc has been stored in an audiophile-quality inner sleeve made by VPI. LP is visually immaculate, plays completely MINT, with rich clear sound and almost no surface noise.
Domino, Fats-Here Stands Fats Domino- LP- mono-Imperial LP 9038 - 1957 33 1/3 rpm LP release by Fats Domino. Fourth long-play album put out on Fats by Imperial. This one is pretty interesting because it reissues many of his early singles, starting with his first, "Detroit City", in 1949. (Wonderful sound to these early sides.) Collection was made saleable by including the current hit, "I'm Walkin'" in with the older sides. Track listing:
Detroit City blues,
Hide away blues,
She's my baby,
New baby (Brand new baby),
Every night about this time,
I'm in the mood for love,
You can pack your suitcase,
Hey! Fat man,
I'll be gone. Front cover has beautiful clean slick-back cover shows slight wear-a bit of fraying along top center edge of cover-1/2" seam split at bottom right corner. "I'm Walkin'" song title on back cover has small dot in blue ink by original owner. Disc (heavy vinyl-black second press "stars" label) is clean and glossy, showing a small collection of light marks and scuffs-mostly on B side. Plays nicely with moderate surface noise & clear sound. Handsome early Fats LP-one of our favorites!
Gunter, Arthur-Black and Blues- LP- Stereo-Excello EXC 8017 - 1971 reissue compilation of his classic Excello sides including "Baby Let's Play House", covered by Elvis, this compilation is N/A on CD or vinyl - (NM/NM) - $14.99- Order
Guy, Buddy-Damn Right I've Got The Blues- CD- stereo-Silvertone ORE BG 1 - 4 song promo only sampler from "Damn Right" Album, 1991 rel., slimline case with photo cover, 2 different pix from commercial release. Mint cover and disc.
Harris, Don "Sugar Cane"-I'm Gonna Miss You/No Inspiration- 45- stereo-BASF/MPS 15098 - 1972 45 rpm 7" vinyl single by R&B legend, Don "Sugar Cane" Harris. Don was half of the duo, Don & Dewey, in the 1950's. Apart from being a great vocalist, and a hot guitarist, he was also a Blues & Rock violinist. By the late 1960's he was working in the Rock circuit. This single, featuring his violin, finds him in the company of Canned Heat members, Harvey Mandel & Larry Taylor, with Paul Lagos on drums. Sound of the single is Blues & Funk-drenched Rock. Copy at hand (in crisp MPS sleeve) grades Excellent Plus with only a few light marks and high gloss.
Hopkins, Lightnin'-Last Night Blues- LP- mono-Prestige/Bluesville BV 1029 - 1961 33 1/3 rpm original first press Prestige/Bluesville LP release by Texas Blues legend, Lightnin' Hopkins. Lightnin' is ably accompanied on the LP by harmonica player, Sonny Terry, and the ace rhythm section of Leonard Gaskin/bass & Belton Evans/drums. Track listing:
- Got To Move Your Baby
- So Sorry To Leave You
- Take A Trip With Me
- Last Night Blues
- Lightnin's Stroke
- Hard To Love A Woman
- Conversation Blues. Front cover slick looks great with clear graphics. 3 of the 4 corners are a bit worn & creased. Back cover shows a brown stain running vertically up the middle. Original owner has written his name twice on the back cover: small writing in pen and larger writing with black marker. Disc (heavy "deep groove" vinyl with blue label and silver print) has good overall gloss. Vinyl shows a number of scuffs and short light to moderate scratches-mostly on A side-B side is pretty clean. None of these marks is very signifigant, however, as the LP plays quite nicely with only light to moderate surface noise and clear sound. Blueville originals are scarce, and this is a nice one!
Jordan, Louis-Reconversion Blues/Salt Pork West Virginia- 78- mono-Decca 18762 - humorous rhythm and blues played with jazz chps, A side is classic R&B jump tune! approx. 1943, light marks, no gouges - (EXC) - $5- Order
King Biscuit Boy With Crowbar-Official Music- LP- stereo-Paramount PAS 5030 - 1970 33 1/3 RPM LP release by King Biscuit Boy, AKA Canadian Bluesman (harp and vocals), Richard Newell. Newell got his start, as many did, with Ronnie Hawkins and his band the Hawks. After going solo, he joined forces with Crowbar, which was made up of ex-Hawks. LP at hand was his debut album, which was well received, charting in both the U.S. and Canada. The single "Corrina Corrina" was a minor hit in Canada as well. Music is a hard-driving mix of Blues standards ("Hoy Hoy Hoy," "Don't Go No Further") and originals ("Cookin' Little Baby," "Biscuit's Boogie"). Textured gatefold cover is Near Mint-no stains, tears, splits, or writing. Disc is clean, glossy, and Near Mint.
Lee, Julia-"Party Time"- LP- mono-Capitol T 228 - 1955 33 1/3 RPM LP release by pianist, and Jazz/Blues vocalist, Julia Lee. Album was originally issued as a ten inch record in 1950, but was so popular that it was reissued as a 12 inch with extra tracks in '55. Lee has a serious Jazz pedigree as the sister of Kansas City bandleader, George E. Lee, and she is an accomplished Blues & Jazz pianist. She is accompanied here by many Jazz greats, including Red Norvo, Benny Carter, Baby Lovett & Ernie Royal. Music on the LP is Jazzy Blues-but with highly risque lyrics that indeed made this record a (adult)party favorite for many years. Julia mines the sexy double-entendres like nobody's business on every song! Tracks: King Size Papa, Snatch It and Grab It, You Ain't Got It No More, Tell Me Daddy, Tonight's the Night, I Didn't Like It the First Time, Ain't It a Crime, Don't Save It Too Long, I Was Wrong, Last Call (For Alcohol), After Hours Waltz, My Man Stands Out. Front cover slick looks great. However, top and bottom seams have been extensively repaired from the inside. Back cover is clean with little wear. Disc (2nd press black label with "rainbow" colorband) is clean & glossy showing a number of light marks (mostly spindle), but no scratches of any signifigance. Plays nicely with light surface noise and bright sound.
Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials-Roughhousin'- LP- Stereo-Aligator AL4749 - Full length album, his first LP, 1986, cut corner, includes press kit!! (two pages of text and nice glossy photo!) - (NM/NM) - $10- Order
Little Milton (Campbell)-Who's Cheating Who/Ain't No Big Deal On You- - mono-Checker 1113 - 1965 45 rpm 7" vinyl single by Blues & Soul legend, Little Milton. A side was a 60's Soul smash for Milton that holds up today. Disc (housed in crisp original sleeve) is clean, glossy and grades Excellent Plus. NICE original copy!
Mack, Lonnie-Whatever's Right- LP- stereo-Elektra 74050 - 1969 33 1/3 rpm LP release by ace Rock/Blues/Soul guitarist & vocalist, Lonnie Mack. Features his longtime bass player, Tim Drummond, and a 10 piece band with horns. LP hews closely to his classic sound from the 1950's and early 60's on the Fraternity label. Highlights include "Share Your Love With Me" (Bobby Bland), "Tear Drops On Your Letter" (Hank Ballard), and a searing version of "I Found a Love" (Wilson Pickett and the Falcons). Complete track listing:
01.Untouched By Human Love -
02.I Found A Love -
03.Share Your Love With Me -
04.Teardrops On Your Letter -
05.Baby What You Want Me To Do -
06.Mt. Healthy Blues (Instrumental) -
07.What Kind Of World Is This -
08.My Babe -
09.Things Have Gone To Pieces -
10.Gotta Be An Answer. Copy at hand is still sealed in original shrinkwrap (punch hole through top right corner-100% new and unused.
McCain, Jerry-She's Crazy 'Bout Entertainers/Love Ain't Nothin' to Play With- 45- mono-Jewel 773 - 1965 45 rpm seven inch single by Blues Harmonica legend, Jerry McCain. McCain's always humorous songwriting comes into play here, especially on the A side, with a great story about a woman who's chasing after every Soul singer of the day, including Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett & Otis Redding! Label shows slight wear and a drill hole (cutout or promo marking) a top right on the A side label. Vinyl is visually Near MInt, but plays a bit noisier with moderate surface noise which is mostly buried underneath the music.
McCracklin, Jimmy-Think- LP- mono-Imperial LP 9297 - WLP,1965 release, features one of last blues songs to hit the pop charts ("Think"), classic McCracklin sound, impassioned gospel-derived vocal, call & response w/female vocal chorus, soulful brass and flashes of hot blues guitar from the great Lafayette Thomas! Good record throughout!! Front cover looks nice, bk cover and some edges show some wear, "Audition Copy" stamped on bk cover, some light marks and scuffs but looks good with very little wear apparent, plays like a champ!! - (EXC+/EXC+) - $20- Order
Memphis Minnie and Son Joe-Please Set a Date/True Love- 78- mono-Columbia 36895 - 1940's Blues 78 by Memphis Minnie, and her husband, Son Joe. Minnie plays tough guitar and belts out 2 great Blues numbers. Label describes the record as "Blues Singer with Guitar and Drums". Disc has some visible groove wear and numerous light marks, as we as a few heavier scratches. However, it plays fine with moderate surface noise. Great vintage Blues 78, of the sort we almost never see!
Mighty Sam (McLean)-Fannie Mae/Badmouthin'- 45- mono-Amy 963 - 1966 original first press 45 rpm 7" single by Mighty Sam McLain. Sam hit the big time briefly, with this absolutely storming Soul version of Buster Brown's 1960 hit, "Fannie Mae". It would remain his only chart hit, but he would make a comeback many years later on the Blues circuit. Copy at hand is clean & glossy with only a few fine light marks, grading Excellent.
Muldaur, Maria-Waitress In a Donut Shop (PROMO LP)- LP- stereo-Reprise MS 2194 - 1974 33 1/3 rpm LP release by vocalist, Maria Muldaur. This was her 2nd solo LP for Warner Bros, following her smash with "Midnight At the Oasis". This LP was just as strong musically, with a killer cast of players, including Benny Carter, Amos Garrett, Jim Gordon, Harry Edison, Lowell George, Paul Butterfield, Doc & Merle Watson, and too many others to name. Highlights include "Waitress In a Donut Shop", "It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion", and the hit, "I'm a Woman". Complete track listing: If You Haven't Any Hay, It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion, Travelin' Shoes, Gringo En Mexico, I'm a Woman, Oh Papa, Cool River, Honey Babe Blues, Brickyard Blues, Squeeze Me. Copy at hand is a handsome promo LP (sticker on front cover). Cover is clean and uncreased with faint ringwear only. Disc (orange/tan 'steamboat' label) is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Vinyl plays MINT with a virtually silent playing surface.
Otis, Johnny-New Johnny Otis Show- LP- stereo-Alligator AL 4726 - 1981 release, this is the return of both Johnny and his son, the phenomenal guitarist Shuggie Otis, after several years of recording inactivity. Features former Professor Longhair drummer Earl Palmer, former Ray Charles bassist Edgar Willis, Wendell Perry of the Coasters, Delmar "Might Mouth" Evans, Plas Johnson, and several new Johnny Otis prodigies. 10 tracks, including "Why Don't You Do Right?," "Half Steppin' Woman," & "Every Beat of My Heart." Cover is very clean and Near Mint. Vinyl is glossy and also Near Mint. Scarce LP release!
Reed, Jimmy-I Ain't From Chicago- LP- stereo-ABC/Bluesway BLS-6054 - 1973 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Blues legend, Jimmy Reed. LP was produced by Al Smith and features playing by Reed's long-time accompanist, Eddie Taylor.
World's Got A Problem
I Don't Know (Part 1)
I Don't Know (Part 2)
Got To Be A Reason
Take Out Some Insurance
I Don't Believe In Nothing
If You Want It Done Right
Life Won't Last Me Long
Turn Me On
Got Me Worried
I Ain't From Chicago
Cover (punch hole top right) shows slight wear only-no stains, tears, splits, or writing. Disc is clean, glossy, and Near Mint. Vinyl plays clean with only minor surface noise and clear sound.
Reed, Jimmy-T'Aint No Big Thing But He Is....Jimmy Reed- LP- mono-Vee Jay LP 1067 - 1963 first press 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Blues vocalist and songwriter, Jimmy Reed. Reed was one of the very last to actually chart Pop with Blues tracks-a testament to the timeless appeal of his lazy drawl. Tracks include "Mary-Mary", "Mixed Up", and the classic "Shame, Shame". Bottom left corner of cover shows a bit of creasing/wear, but overall the cover shows little wear and no stains, splits, writing, etc. Disc (heavy vinyl-black label with rainbow band) is super clean and glossy, grading Mint Minus! Handsome original Blues LP in top condition!
Slack, Freddie-Boogie Woogie- 78- mono-Capitol BD12 - four disc album, photo & brief bio on inside, cover still glossy, spine 100% intact, boogie woogie instros, two discs with small band, two with big band, discs still have sheen, great set!! - (NM-/NM-/NM-/EXC+/NM-) - $30- Order
Taylor, Alex-Dinnertime- LP- stereo-Capricorn CP0101 - 1972 33 1/3 RPM LP release by James Taylor's late brother, Alex Taylor. Following is quoted from the Allmusic Guide: "Alex Taylor's blues throat couldn't be more unlike his singing siblings, James, Kate and Livingston. As faraway from a sensitive singer/songwriter as could be, Taylor gives the blues treatment to classics like Howlin' Wolf's "Who's Been Talkin'" as well as to songs by contemporary writing greats, from Randy Newman ("Let's Burn Down the Cornfield") to Bob Dylan ("From a Buick Six"), as well as by lesser-knowns like Jesse Winchester ("Payday"). With searing guitars and evocative organ at work, the record serves as a sampler of what was going on at Muscle Shoals and Ardent Studios in the early '70s and captures the Memphis soul sound of the era." LP is factory SEALED with a cut corner.
Turner, Ike-Blues Roots- LP- stereo-United Artists UAS5576 - 1972 release pays tribute to Ike's blues roots of the 50's, his guitar sound is still suprisingly close to the Kings of Rhythm records! tunes include "The Things I Used To Do", "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", and "My Babe", cover is cleverly designed to resemble a steamer trunk, sealed LP has cut corner with neat circular cut, good record - (SS) - $15- Order
Turner, Joe/Big Joe Turner-And the Blues'll Make You Happy Too- LP- mono-SavoyMG 14012 - Approx. 1957 33 1/3 RPM LP release by "The Boss of the Blues", Big Joe Turner. LP collects sides originally released as 78's on the old National label in the mid-1940's with a cast of all-star Jazz players including Pete Johnson, Don Byas & Frankie Newton. Make no mistake, this is PRIME Big Joe at the peak of his form with great accompaniment! (Listin to "Sally Zu Zazz" for some serious pre-Rock 'N' Roll house-rocking!) Track listing: Hollywood Bed, Whistle Stop Blues, Howlin' Winds, Last Goodbye Blues, I'm Still In the Dark, Miss Brown Blues, Sally Zu Zazz, Rock of Gibraltar Blues, Milk & Butter Blues, That's When It Really Hurts, I'm Sharp When I Hit the Coast, Ooh Wee Baby. Copy at hand is a 100% authentic ORIGINAL first press Savoy LP-NOT to be confused with the thin vinyl reissues of the '80s which bore an incorrect label. Cover is beautifully preserved in the original shrinkwrap, with just the tiniest bit of wear to the exposed right edge. Disc (thick vinyl, dark red label with silver print-A side label has small spindle mark) is clean, glossy, and Near Mint. Disc plays wonderfully with only minor surface noise and rich, clear sound. A HANDSOME vintage LP!
Turner, Joe/Big Joe Turner-The Boss of the Blues- LP- mono-Atlantic 1234 - 1956 33 1/3 rpm LP release by "The Boss of the Blues", Big Joe Turner. Turner, whose career had started in Kansas City in the 1930's, had recently scored some Rock & Roll hits ("Shake, Rattle & Roll" being the most famous) for Atlantic Records. However, the Jazz-lovers who ran the label wisely decided to record a few LP's with the classic KC Jazz sound, exemplified by this wonderful LP. Turner is accompanied throughout by Pete Johnson's piano, with mostly Count Basie sidemen like Joe Newman, Lawrence Brown, Walter Page, & Freddie Green. Track list: Cherry Red, Roll 'Em Pete, I Want a Little Girl, Low Down Dog, You're Driving Me Crazy, How Long Blues, Morning Glories, St. Louis Blues, Piney Brown Blues. Copy at hand is an original 1st press Atlantic LP. Glossy cover has immaculate front, no side splits. Back cover printing is a bit smeared-not sure if this occured at the factory or later. Still a very nice cover overall. Disc (heavy vinyl, black label with silver print & deep groove, shows a few light marks and somewhat diminished lustre from play. Vinyl plays nicely with light to moderate surface noise and clear sound.
Various Artists-Super Duper Blues- 9.99- stereo-Blue Horizon SPR 31 - 1969 33 1/3 LP release on the UK Blues label, Blue Horizon. LP offers 12 cuts from the label's album catalog. Each song is from a different LP, which is accompanied by a picture of the album on the back cover. Blue Horizon was doing some pretty spectacular stuff at the time, pairing American Bluesmen with the best British players of the day, and featuring UK Blues groups like Chicken Shack & the original Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green. U.S Bluesmen include Champion Jack Dupree, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, and Curtis Jones. Track listing :
1. Rollin' Man - Fleetwood Mac
2. Jumping At Shadows - Duster Bennett
3. What You Did Last Night - Chicken Shack
4. The Blues Is Here To Stay - Eddie Boyd
5. Diving Duck Blues - Gordon Smith
6. A Racehorse Called Mae - Champion Jack Dupree
1. Pipeline Blues - Johnny Shines
2. Long Grey Mare - Fleetwood Mac
3. Stella Mae - Sunnyland Slim
4. I Wanna See My Baby - Chicken Shack
5. Gee Pretty Baby - Curtis Jones
6. Shake Your Money Maker - Fleetwood Mac. Glossy cover is thin with slight wear-no stains, tears, splits, writing. Disc (heavy vinyl, blue label with black print) has original owners initials neatly written on both sides close to spindle hole. Vinyl shows numerous light marks, but nothing serious at all. Disc plays nicely with only light surface noise and clear sound. Strong track selection makes this collection very good listening!