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