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BLUES BOOK AND BEYOND - OTTILIE PATTERSON with CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND
£12.99

BLUES BOOK AND BEYOND - OTTILIE PATTERSON with CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND

CD / Product Number: LACD296

Before her retirement in 1966 Ottilie Patterson had only one Jazz LP devoted to her, 'CHRIS BARBER'S BLUES BOOK'. This release sees that original album of classic blues, R'n'B material and a couple of her own compositions, enhanced with some previously unreleased tracks, four tracks from the 'OTTILIE SWINGS THE IRISH' EP and three tracks which only had limited release in the past. Ottilie's previous LAKE release, LACD244 in one of LAKE's all time best ... [MORE]

BESSIE SMITH Volume 1 - Queen of the Blues - 4 CD Box Set
£17.99

BESSIE SMITH Volume 1 - Queen of the Blues - 4 CD Box Set

CD / Product Number: JSP929

89 tracks from 1923-1926 digitally remastered with copious notes and full discography. Full details inside. [MORE]

Big Bill Broonzy Vol.3 - The War and Postwar Years 1940-1951 - 4 CD Box Set
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Big Bill Broonzy Vol.3 - The War and Postwar Years 1940-1951 - 4 CD Box Set

CD / Product Number: JSP7767

By the time this series wa made, Big Bill was a father figure of the Chicago Blues establishment - the first call for any itinerant musician. Here he is with other Chicago elder statesmen showing he was universally admired and why his career lasted so long. 99 tracks covering the war and immediate post-war years. Remastered and annotated with full discography! Volume 1 is on JSP7718 and volume 2 is JSP7750. [MORE]

SHAKE THAT THING - East Coast Blues 1935-1953 - 4 CD Box Set
£17.99

SHAKE THAT THING - East Coast Blues 1935-1953 - 4 CD Box Set

CD / Product Number: JSP7753

4 CDs, 100 cuts! Gabriel Brown, Ralph Willis, Dan Pickett, and Leroy Dallas. Tracks include 'Hoodoo Man', 'Cold Chills', '99 1/2 Won't Do', 'Bad Love', 'Not Now, I'll Tell You When' and other hard-to-find titles. Remastered with full sleeve notes and discography. Tracks inside. [MORE]

Big Bill Broonzy Vol.2 1937-1940 - 4 CD Box Set
£17.99

Big Bill Broonzy Vol.2 1937-1940 - 4 CD Box Set

CD / Product Number: JSP7750

The King of Chicago Blues is what he was by the time these cuts were recorded. And that's what he stayed for several decades. Here's the swaggering master, electrified and performing with like-minded buddies! 101 tracks remastered, annotated and with full discography. Volume 1 is on JSP7718 and volume 3 on JSP7767 [MORE]

JOHN LEE HOOKER - The Early Years 1948-1951 - 4 CD Box Set
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JOHN LEE HOOKER - The Early Years 1948-1951 - 4 CD Box Set

CD / Product Number: JSP7703

Definitive performances from a Blues master, featuring James Watkins, Eddie Kirkland and Curtis Fuller. 100 tracks digitally remastered with full notes and discography. Track listings inside. [MORE]

BIG BILL BLUES - Big Bill Broonzy
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BIG BILL BLUES - Big Bill Broonzy

CD / Product Number: FABCD101

24 tracks from the long and varied career of one of the greatest Blues singers of all time. Until his discovery by European audiences in the 1950’s and his own reinvention of himself as a folk singer, Big Bill was one of the most prolific Urban Blues singers. These titles span the years 1927 to 1945 and although not hits in the traditional sense include some of his most popular recordings. [MORE]

King Oliver -  Blues Singers and Hot Bands on OKEH 1924-1929
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King Oliver - Blues Singers and Hot Bands on OKEH 1924-1929

CD / Product Number: DGF68

This compilation contains all recordings made by King Oliver for the OKEH label subsequent to those by his immortal Creole Jazz band. 20 tracks featuring Oliver with a variety of bands and singers including Clarence Williams Washboard Five, Victoria Spivey, Sippie Wallace and Elizabeth Johnson. Full details inside. [MORE]

King Oliver - New Orleans Shout - The Complete Victor Recordings Vol 2
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King Oliver - New Orleans Shout - The Complete Victor Recordings Vol 2

CD / Product Number: DGF65

With this volume we enter the last phase of King Oliver's recording career. The Great Depression following the Stock Market crash of 1929 saw the virtual collapse of the record industry. While he made a handful of sides for Brunswick and Vocalion in 1931, these are the last recordings from his successful contract with Victor records. They date from 1929 -1930. Bands members include Henry 'Red' Allen, Carroll Dickerson and Bobby Holmes. A generous 23 ... [MORE]

King Oliver - Call of the Freaks - The Complete Victor Recordings Volume 1
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King Oliver - Call of the Freaks - The Complete Victor Recordings Volume 1

CD / Product Number: DGF64

King Oliver was outstanding in the first generation of New Orleans greats. This CD is the first volume of the complete recordings he made with his orchestra for Victor and covers sides from 1929. 22 terrific tracks! [MORE]

FAREWELL BLUES - KING OLIVER Volume 2
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FAREWELL BLUES - KING OLIVER Volume 2

CD / Product Number: DGF35

This is the second volume of the recordings on the Vocalion and Brunswick labels recorded by King Oliver and remastered by John RT Davies.
The bands featured here are King Oliver and his Dixie Syncopators, King Oliver and his Orchestra and The Chocolate Dandies. Band members include Ed Anderson, Louis Metcalf, Ward Pickett, James Archery, JC Higgingbotham, Ed Cuffee, Omer Simeon, Charlie Holmes, Barney Biggard, Bingie Madison and Luis Russell and, of ... [MORE]

SUGAR FOOT STOMP - KING OLIVER Volume 1
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SUGAR FOOT STOMP - KING OLIVER Volume 1

CD / Product Number: DGF34

The Vocalion and Brunswick Recordings - 23 tracks remastered by John RT Davies
Featuring King Oliver's Jazz Band, King Oliver and his Dixie Syncopators, Irene Scruggs and Teddy Peters [MORE]

JOHNNY DUNN - CORNET BLUES
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JOHNNY DUNN - CORNET BLUES

CD / Product Number: DGF33

Featuring Garvin Bushell, Herb Fleming, Leroy Tibbs, Samuel Speed, Jelly Roll Morton, James P Johnson, Fats Waller [MORE]

MEMPHIS BLUES SINGERS  Volume 2 - Various Artists
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MEMPHIS BLUES SINGERS Volume 2 - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: DGF22

The City of Memphis, Tennessee played a vigorous role in the development of American roots music, especially the blues. Players from all regions use the City as a permanent base, or as a stop-over en route to St Louis or Chicago. This particular collection is dedicated to several particular Memphis afternoons in 1928 when the Victor unit recorded Ishman Bracey, Tommy Johnson, Rosie Mae Moore and Frank Stokes. [MORE]

MEMPHIS BLUES SINGERS  Volume 1 - Various Artists
£9.99

MEMPHIS BLUES SINGERS Volume 1 - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: DGF21

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The City of Memphis, Tennessee played a vigorous role in the development of American roots music, especially the blues. Players from all regions use the City as a permanent base, or as a stop-over en route to St Louis or Chicago. This particular collection is dedicated to several particular Memphis afternoons in 1928 when the Victor unit recorded Ishman Bracey, Tommy Johnson, Rosie Mae Moore and Frank ... [MORE]

GET EASY BLUES -  CHICAGO 1928 - 1930 - Various Artists
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GET EASY BLUES - CHICAGO 1928 - 1930 - Various Artists

CD / Product Number: DGF09

By 1929 the end of Chicago's Jazz Age was already in sight. The closure of many small black and tan cabarets by the Federal Authorities for violation of teh Volstead Act prohibiting the sale of Alcholic liquir, the advent of the 'talking picture' and the increasing effect of network radio all combined to dimish the work available for musicians. Then the Great Depression was the final blow. The recordings preswented on this CD are representative of the ... [MORE]

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