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On his aptly-titled Mascot Records’ debut, What Happens Next, roots singer-songwriter and guitarist Davy Knowles boldly steps forward with timeless and cohesive songwriting; sleek modern production; and a lyrical, play-for-the-song guitar approach informed from soul, folk, rock, and blues. The 12-song album is just as influenced by The Black Keys, Fantastic Negrito, Gary Clark Jr., as it is Muddy Waters, Junior Kimbrough, and R.L. Burnside. It is a cohesive body of work rather than a collection of disparate songs. On What Happens Next, Knowles’s poetic songwriting, and his soulfully emotive singing steal the show. The 12-song body of work offers forth a peaks-and-valleys album experience winding through brawny riffs, jazzy blues balladry, and vintage soul before concluding with one of Knowles’s most personal songs released to date. Throughout it all, his guitar playing is brilliantly understated, his rhythm work is deft and dynamic—beefy on the rockers, and subtly supportive on the slower tunes—and his leads are economical but feature juicy blues bends and thick as molasses lead guitar tones. "What Happens Next" is released on CD and digitally on October 22, 2021 and on vinyl on December 3, 2021 via Mascot Label Group/Provogue Records.

Davy Knowles - What Happens Next [LP]
$27.98
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Very special vinyl reissue of the third album from hugely influential British bluesman John Mayall, who gave a boost to a young Eric Clapton when Mayall asked Clapton to join his Bluesbreakers band! Having left the Bluesbreakers behind, Mayall originally released this solo album in 1980 and showed that he had the chops to stand on his own! This reissue revamps the artwork with vintage photos of Mayall in a gorgeous gatefold jacket housing a RED MARBLE vinyl!

John Mayall - Road Show Blues [Red Marble LP]
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Shemekia Copeland

Uncivil War [LP]

Vinyl: $29.98 Buy

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Nominated for 2022 Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Winner of Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year. Celebrated blues, R&B and Americana vocal powerhouse blazes an exhilarating roots music trail, with many of the songs reflecting the spirit of our turbulent times. Produced by Will Kimbrough, it features guest performances and/or songwriting by Kimbrough, Jason Isbell, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Orphan Brigade, Steve Cropper, Duane Eddy and Shawn Mullins. Shemekia's passion-packed singing breathes fire into solemn, gospel-drenched anthems, lowdown blues, crunching rockers and frisky New Orleans R&B. On captivating original songs and invigorating new takes on tracks by the Rolling Stones, Junior Parker and her father, famed bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland, she commands listeners' attention while exploring life's daily struggles and triumphs, both political and personal.
Shemekia Copeland - Uncivil War [LP]
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Dion

Stomping Ground [2 LP]

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Pioneering rock n' roll singer/songwriter Dion delivers yet another powerful collection of timeless blues with Stomping Ground. It's the follow-up to his universally acclaimed Keeping The Blues Alive Records debut, Blues With Friends, from 2020. Dion has yet again enlisted the music world's most iconic and talented stars to bring his blues to life. Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Keb' Mo', Joe Bonamassa, Patti Scialfa & Bruce Springsteen, and more join Dion on this year's most heartfelt release.

Dion - Stomping Ground [2 LP]
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Includes 4 bonus tracks! This quintessential collector's edition contains Howlin' Wolf's outstanding debut album for Chess Records, Moanin' in the Moonlight (1959) - one of the all-time cornerstones of the genre. It features several of his early hits ("How Many More Years," "Moanin' at Midnight," "Smokestack Lightning," "Forty Four," "Evil," and "I Asked for Water [She Gave Me Gasoline]"). We have also included 4 bonus tracks (highlights from Wolf's musically prolific period between 1951 and 1960), which together with this remastered gem constitute the definitive edition of this blues masterpiece.
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin In The Moonlight + 4 Bonus Tracks
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180 gram. High Definition Premium Virgin Vinyl Pressing For Super Fidelity. Direct Metal Mastering. The transition from country to urban blues that began in the 1920s was driven by the successive waves of economic crisis and booms and the associated move of African Americans from rural to urban areas. This has come to be known as the Great Migration. In the aftermath of World War II, the long boom period induced the Second Migration, which marked a massive migration of the African American population. Many performers such as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Jimmy Reed, among many others, migrated to Chicago from the Mississippi region. This situation reinforced trends within urban blues music such as the progressive electrification of the instruments, their amplification and the generalization of the blues beat. Chicago became a center for electric blues from 1948 on, when Muddy Waters recorded his first success: "I Can't Be Satisfied." But Waters, born McKinley Morganfield (Issaquena County, Mississippi, April 4, 1913 - Westmon, Illinois, April 30, 1983), was more than a pioneer in the Chicago electric blues scene. He was a great singer of American vernacular music - a vocal artist of astonishing power, range, depth, and subtlety. His presence was that of a king, and his blues sounded simple, but it was so deeply rooted in the traditions of the Mississippi Delta that other singers and guitarists found it almost impossible to imitate it convincingly. "My blues looks so simple, so easy to do, but it's not. They say my blues is the hardest blues in the world to play, " stated Muddy Waters in a 1978 interview. Among musicians and singers, his remarkable sense of timing, his command of inflection and pitch shading, and his vocabulary of vocal sounds and effects, from the purest falsetto to grainy moaning rasps, were all frequent topics of conversation. He was also able to duplicate many of his singing techniques on electric guitar, using a metal slider to make the instrument "speak" in a quivering, voice-like manner.
Muddy Waters - Best Of (Bonus Tracks) [180 Gram] [Remastered] (Vv) (Spa)
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180 gram vinyl release of the 20-year-old blues firebrand's sensational debut. The album contains 10 of the CD release's 12 tracks, with all 12 available from an included download card.
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - Kingfish
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The defining blues voice of his generation releases the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to his Grammy-nominated debut, 2019's Kingfish. 662 (the area code of his Clarksdale stomping grounds) is a powerful and personal album, a fiery coming-of-age record. The lyrics reflect Ingram's newfound maturity and how your roots inspire where you're heading. Musically, the record delivers a heaping helping of the deep, visceral Ingram guitar magic his fans love, fueling a combustible mix of molten blues rock, down home shuffles and soulful grooves.

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - 662 [Purple LP]
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Buddy Guy & Junior Wells ?- Alone & Acoustic - ALLIGATOR RECORDS - Guitar [6-String Guitar], Twelve-String Guitar - Buddy Guy Harmonica - Junior Wells Mastered By - Bruce Iglauer, Collin Jordan Producer - Didier Tricard - First time on vinyl. Recorded May 15, 1981 at SYSMO STUDIO, Paris, France.
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Alone and Acoustic
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Classic Alligator title on vinyl for the first time in 25 years! All tracks remastered, including fan favorites Sadie, See Me In The Evening, Roll Your Moneymaker and Take Five. Package includes download card.
Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers - Natural Boogie [Remastered] [Download Included] [Reissue]
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Since the release of Alex Dunn's debut album 'Scattered Poems,' he's been working and touring with the same core band members, including his co-producer and music director Bryant Moore, bassist for the band True Loves. In the fall of 2019 they got together in the studio to create an album that exemplified this newfound relationship. Southern Star is a collection of songs he wrote over the years while living and working aboard commercial fishing vessels in Southeast Alaska. The album is a modern piece of Americana that details a life in transition from a seasonal existence toiling upon the sea to the hard-earned actualization of one's dreams. 'Southern Star' finds Dunn's acoustic and folk roots taking a more electric and roots form with his consistent lineup and planting roots back in his hometown of Seattle, WA.
Alex Dunn - Southern Star [180 Gram]
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180 gram. High Definition Premium Vinyl Pressing For Super Fidelity. Direct Metal Mastering. This edition presents a who's who of the Chicago blues from the 1960s. Featured here are such talents as Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and Willie Dixon, performing at the peak of their careers. This WPOA live radio broadcast was emceed in the early 1960s by local disc jockey Big Bill Hill at Chicago's intimate Copacabana Club. (When the album was reissued in 1967, it was retitled Blues from Big Bill's Copacabana.)
Folk Festival Of The Blues With Muddy Waters / Var - Folk Festival Of The Blues With Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon / Various
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First ever vinyl release for this landmark meeting between these two blues giants! This is the only known recording of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing together - the greatest blues summit of all time. With each musician spurning the other to greater heights, this 1983 live recording sounds as exciting on each subsequent listening as it does the very first time through. Lineup: Albert King-electric guitar, vocalStevie Ray Vaughan-electric guitar, vocal, Tony Llorens-piano, organ, Gus Thornton-bass, Michael Llorens-drums. Recorded December 6, 1983 at CHCH Studios, Hamilton, Ontario. Stereo recording. Tracks: Call It Stormy Monday, Old Times, Pride And Joy, Turn It Over, Ask Me No Questions, Who Is Stevie?, Blues at Sunrise.
Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaugh - In Session
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Double Feature. Repackaged 12" LP 180 Gram, Vinyl Limited Edition, Stereo, Direct Metal Mastering, Deluxe Inner Sleeves. DMM mastering.
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960
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The legendary blues album on 180-Gram vinyl with bonus tracks!
John Lee Hooker - House Of The Blues [180 Gram] (Spa)
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Austin, TX-based vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Buffalo Nichols - Fat Possum's first solo blues signing in nearly 20 years - delivers his self-titled debut album on the label. The album sees Nichols wrestling with prescient topics, such as empathy and forgiveness on the poignant, ever-building melody of "How to Love;" regret and loss on moving, violin-inflected "These Things;" and the pitfalls of lives lived too close to the edge on the smooth, dynamic "Back on Top." On the tender, aching album opener and lead single "Lost & Lonesome," he gives listeners what he describes as a "glimpse into the mind of that traveler looking for a friend and a place to call home;" inspired by his years traveling alone, looking for a place for his passions to fit in, even if temporarily, the track is an ode to exploration and the creative ingenuity of isolation. At the forefront of each song is Nichols' rich voice and evocative, virtuosic guitar-playing, augmented on half of the nine tracks by a simple, cadent drum line.

Buffalo Nichols - Buffalo Nichols [LP]
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The term 'legend' doesn't do justice to B.B. King. The eight-decade story of how a Mississippi cotton-picker rose to the heights of the blues - changing the genre forever with his soul-drenched voice and 'one-note' touch - is told by his acclaimed studio catalogue and fabled live shows. Now, as the men who walked alongside him every step of the way for over 35 years, The B.B. King Blues Band write the next chapter, on an album that salutes King's classic songs and showcases their own. "It's important," nods executive producer Terry Harvey, "to continue what he started."Boasting several world-class songwriters in their ranks, The Soul Of The King finds the lineup supplying material that stands alongside their late leader's catalogue. There's the addictive brass-bolstered shuffle of Low Down. The slow-burn balladry of She's The One. The spring-heeled funk of Taking Care Of Business, and trumpet legend James 'Boogaloo' Bolden's own Hey There Pretty Woman. Joe Louis Walker gives a soulful hat-tip on Regal Blues - while the King would surely approve of Louisiana gunslinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd's masterful solo on opener Irene Irene. As Harvey says: "This record is a representation of B.B.'s musical styles and influences, to those who never got to hear or see him live." Mission accomplished, with The Soul Of The King making a bracing return to some of King's greatest cuts. There's a heartfelt turn from Michael Lee on The Thrill Is Gone. Mary Griffin and Taj Mahal combine their vocal and guitar talents on Paying The Cost To Be The Boss. Kenny Neal lends poignant vocals and licks to Sweet Little Angel. "Recording with the different artists and the band was an enlightening experience," reflects Harvey. "Everyone came in prepared, but when Mary Griffin came to record, she came in all bubbly - and nailed her vocals in two takes."
BB Kings Blues Band - A Tribute To The King
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Vinyl reissue of the album HARD AGAIN, which sparked a huge comeback for Waters as it hit #143 on the US charts, an amazing feat for a bare-bones Blues album.
Muddy Waters - Hard Again [Import]
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The reigning UK "Queen of Blues Rock Guitar," Joanne Shaw Taylor releases her newest record, The Blues Album, produced by blues rock icons Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith. The Blues Album finds Joanne energetically reinterpreting hidden gems from the genre's best, such as Albert King, Otis Rush and Little Milton. After being sidelined for over a year, Joanne felt this was the best time to release an album of blues covers and she brought her best vocals and guitar playing to the table. 180-gram.

Joanne Shaw Taylor - The Blues Album [Silver LP]
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2-LP collection celebrating fifty years of classic, genre-defining recordings by a star-studded Who's Who of American blues and roots music artists past and present, featuring HOUND DOG TAYLOR, CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM, J.J. GREY & MOFRO, KOKO TAYLOR, JOHNNY WINTER, TOMMY CASTRO, MARCIA BALL, ALBERT COLLINS, LUTHER ALLISON, JAMES COTTON, TORONZO CANNON and many more! Two-LP set features 24 songs (over 97 minutes of music) celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world's premier blues label. LPs packaged in a double-pocket gatefold cover with extensive liner notes. This is the first-ever Alligator anniversary release on vinyl, as well as the first double-LP in label history.
50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music / Various - 50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music / Various
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Ally Venable

Heart Of Fire

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This is no time for faint hearts. The pandemic might have silenced the music scene, shuttered the live circuit and divided artists from their fans. But with Heart Of Fire, Texas's favourite new gunslinger Ally Venable is coming off the ropes swinging. Defying dark times and rolling up the amps, this fourth release from the acclaimed singer-songwriter is a record to rattle your speakers and signpost better times ahead. "My vision was to really spread a positive message of love," says Venable. "The world needs that right now."
Ally Venable - Heart Of Fire
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No Mercy In This Land is a blues record. Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper were introduced to one another by John Lee Hooker. The legendary musician thought the two men should play together, so he brought them into the studio to record a song called simply “Burnin’ Hell.” The two remained friends and their paths periodically crossed out there on the road. But it wasn’t until 2013 that the two met up in a studio to record what would be their Grammy winning album Get Up!. And as good as that record was, it was just the beginning. Both men agree that their friendship deepened in the many months of touring that followed. And it’s that bond, that closeness, that makes this new record something special. At first glance, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite might seem an unlikely pairing. While Ben grew up in in the tree lined Southern California college town of Claremont, a bastion of culture and liberalism just east of Los Angeles, Charlie was raised in Memphis during the time of rockabilly and Sun Records. But while the two might have come to their musical knowledge in different eras and places, as Charlie explains, “We were both searchers and we’re still seeking.” Each of them possess an enduring hunger for musical knowledge that came to them early.

Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite - No Mercy In This Land [Deluxe 180 Gram LP]
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Sharecropper's Son is the career-defining new album from Robert Finley, "the greatest living soul singer" who found overnight success after 67 years of hard work. Following Finley's semi-finalist appearance on America's Got Talent, he returned to the studio to follow-up his critically acclaimed record, Goin' Platinum! The resulting Dan Auerbach produced album is a soulful masterpiece, rooted in the vintage sounds of southern harmony, rhythm and blues.

Robert Finley - Sharecropper's Son [LP]
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Includes 2 Bonus Tracks! Limited Edition in Solid Red Colored Vinyl. 180 gram. New Collection Of Colored Classic LPs. Limited Edition. Direct Metal Mastering.
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin In The Moonlight [Colored Vinyl] [Limited Edition] [180 Gram] (Red)
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Recorded in January of 1977 at Montreal’s legendary Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club, the record features some of Muddy’s greatest bandmates, including Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson and “Steady Rollin’” Bob Margolin on guitar, Jerry Portnoy on harmonica, Pinetop Perkins on piano, along with Calvin Jones on bass and Willie Smith on drums. The band are terrific throughout which is why it is no surprise that they, like many others, went on to have outside recognition after playing with Muddy’s band. The standout track is an 11 minute version of the classic, “Kansas City,” in which Muddy shares vocals with Perkins. This rare recording captures the raw and electric intensity of the small club with Muddy’s commanding voice front and centeFirst time on vinyl. Rare recording. This special Record Store Day deluxe 2LP gatefold package includes coloured heavy weight vinyl, download card will include album track-listing and digital booklet.

Side A
1. Baby Please Don’t Go
2. Howling Wolf
3. I Want You To Love Me
Side B
1. Can’t Get No Grindin’
2. (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
3. Nine Below Zero
Side C
1. The Blues Had A Baby
(And They Named It Rock n’ Roll)
2. They Call It Stormy Monday
Side D
1. Highway 41
2. Kansas City

Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man: Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club
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A Benefit For Equality Vol. 1 celebrates Black Artistry in the blues genre. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NAACP. 

Various Artists - A Benefit For Equality Vol. 1 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
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Buddy Guy

Sweet Tea [2LP]

Vinyl: $47.99 Buy

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Very few artists have attempted, or succeeded, in improving the standard template for classic blues records set some 50 years ago in the golden age of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

On Sweet Tea, Buddy Guy looks to the same source for inspiration; seven of the nine songs here are written by Fat Possum's hill-country blues roster, including T-Model Ford and Junior Kimbrough. Working with producer Dennis Herring (Counting Crows, Jars of Clay) and a small collective of Mississippi-based musicians, Guy sings with a passion that can only come from the same source as the songs.

The noise generated in the studio through vintage amplifiers has a live and dangerous feel to it. The acoustic opener, "Done Got Old," does not prepare the listener for the colossal aural assault of "Baby, Please Don't Leave Me." Fading in on a percussion track, Guy's guitar hits its cat-strangling best and never looks back, while the voice sounds energized, vital, and wholly contemporary. Through the 12-minute "I Got to Try It, Girl" to the closing Guy composition "It's a Jungle Out There," Sweet Tea has all the hallmarks of a classic blues album, mixed with a twist of the new.

Grammy nominated Sweet Tea is now finally available on vinyl for the first time. This 2LP gatefold package includes an insert.

Buddy Guy - Sweet Tea [2LP]
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Old School meets New School! Their symbiosis makes you enjoy a perfect composition of authentic blues feeling with a good take on contemporary funkiness! Prado and Wressnig combine soul, blues and funk rhythms, thus provoking the production of happy hormones in the listener's brain.
Wressning, Raphael / Prado, Igor - Groove & Good Times
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"Woke up singing a dead man's song..." is the opening line from the Warren Haynes original "Heavy Load," a line of imagery that feels like the beginning of dirt. Blues. On this album, the iconic American band puts their unique musical stamp on an incredible collection of Blues covers and originals. Haynes, the leader of Gov't Mule, hails from a Southern rock tradition of scruffy virtuosity. Gov't Mule is Warren's show, and the Blues is the informing foundation, personal and universal.

Gov't Mule - Heavy Load Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Smoke 2LP]
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Larkin Poe

Reskinned

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Larkin Poe's original album Kin is Relaunched and Reskinned with 5 new tracks conveying the heavier more rock side of these Atlanta Sisters. The album also has three new mixes of Stubborn Love, Don't, and Crown of Fire.
Larkin Poe - Reskinned
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Double vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2018 release, the first album in three years from the blues legend. The fruitful partnership of blues legend Buddy Guy and Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge continues on this album-and they had a little help from their friends, too. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck and James Bay join them here-though, as always, it's Buddy's guitar heroics, vocal power and commanding charisma that magnetize most. Includes "A Few Good Years," "Guilty As Charged," "Cognac," "Bad Day," "You Did the Crime" and more. This album is the first from Guy, 81, since 2015's Born to Play Guitar.
Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well [LP]
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