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Savoy Brown - Skin 'N' Bone
1976 - London Records - PS 670
Well, decided to pick up one of those new remastered high-definition 180 gram records featuring John Lee Hooker and his electric guitar along with his quartet, showcasing Eddie Taylor on rhythm. Originally, the music store had been asking $30 for it, but had reduced it several times, down to $12 so thought to grab it.
I've only listened haphazardly to material of the early greats (Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, et al) due to the poor quality of both reproduction and condition of the records. However, thought this LP might give me insight into the roots of this Blues genre that I appreciate from the performers of today, eh?
I was amazed at how the techs were able to clean up the sound from this compilation that was first offered back in 62 of "Folk Blues" containing recordings in the early 50's. No pops, static, or white noise!...just pure playing of the 30's/40's.
"Folk Blues"- John Lee Hooker (orig 1962, updated 2015)
WaxTime Records, 772066
Baby I'm Gonna Miss You
Half A Stranger
Shake Holler And Run
Rock House Boogie
Let's Talk It Over
Baby You Ain't No Good
Lookin' For A Woman
"Hooker's tapping-foot percussion provides a hypnotic back-beat" Living Blues magazine"
B B King - My Kind of Blues
Crown Records reissued on EMI
I've read this was his favorite record and it is a good one.
T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues
Good end to the day
Reverend Gary Davis
When I Die I'll Live Again
Fantasy 2X lp
It's easy to see and hear why his music is covered so often. Spirituals are supposed to stir the soul, he comforts the distressed with every word and note.
My Home Is The Delta
Studebaker John - Tremolux & Outside Lookin' In
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Strikes & Lightnin' twofer
Reverend Gary Davis
Live at Gerde's Folk City
Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop
The Complete Early Recordings of
Mike Bloomfield - Cruisin' For a Bruisin'
1981 - Takoma Records - TAK 7091
Canned Heat - "70 Concert Recorded Live In Europe
1970 - Liberty Records - LST 7641
Was a gap in the Heat collection. Filled it a couple of weeks ago when I came across a decent pressing.
Hoodoo Lady (1933-1937)
Blue Monday - The Stax Blues Masters
1984 - Stax Records - MPS 8528
US Pressing - Promo copy
I don't post as often as I should but listening to the (under appreciated?) Earl Hooker I had to
Earl Hooker - The Moon is Rising
Solid disc. I am liking this one better than the oft recommended "Two Bugs and a Roach" also on arhoolie. Plus this has live Earl Hooker. Highly Recommended
Earl is waaaaay under appreciated, IMO.
My copy of John Lee's Urban Blues has a couple of bonus tracks with Earl, including this one. Funky.
Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker n' Heat - Liberty LST-35002 - 1971
Jimmy Dawkins- Fast Fingers
Classic west side blues
Muddy Waters - "Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live"
The Muddy Waters Band
Newport Jazz Festival
Muddy Waters Band
Live in 1977 (Cary, IL); Live in 1978 (Detroit, MI)
(Blue Sky, 1979)
"She's Nineteen Years Old"...
Good call, gentlemen.
I'll join ya with:
Muddy Waters - Live At Mr. Kelly's
Muddy Waters - Authorized Bootleg: Live At The Fillmore 1966
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