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  • What Are Your Favorite Blues Albums

    As the title says, I have been buying more Blues lately as I have enough Jazz for a lifetime. Just wondering what everyone else likes I want some new titles.

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    Something Old: John Lee Hooker's Alone LPs on Tomato label. Awesome music and excellent recording.

    Something New; Gary Clark Jr. Young guy electric blues but a fun ride.

    Something Blue; Any of the artists from Fat Possum records. The George Mitchell Collection is a dive into the Delta. fatpossum.com
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    • mkuller
      mkuller commented
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      I like Gary Clark Jr. but the fuzz on his guitar bothers me. A number of modern albums, like the Black Keys, use it too.

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    Here's five albums that immediately come to mind.
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    • #4
      Some electric blues:

      Jimi Hendrix - :blues
      Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Checkerboard Lounge
      John Mayall - Jazz/Blues Fusion
      Roy Buchanan - In the Beginning (US) Rescue Me(UK)
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      • mkuller
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        My favorite Hendrix song is his version of "Red House" from his first album.

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      Marty

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      • #6
        I like Johnny Lang and anything with Muddy Waters. Getting into Sonny Boy Williamson now....

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        • #7
          Originally posted by Bruce B View Post
          I like Johnny Lang and anything with Muddy Waters. Getting into Sonny Boy Williamson now....
          Great talent, but always wondered why he never broke bigger.
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          • #8
            Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
            Great talent, but always wondered why he never broke bigger.
            I saw him way back when he was first starting out around '99. Thought he would be a lot bigger too. Go figure....

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            • #9
              Mississippi John Hurt - Today!


              Big Bill Broonzy - Trouble in Mind [Smithsonian/Folkways]


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              • #10
                Awesome start guys thanks, I have some Muddy, Lightnin, Hooker, and Vaughan already and some others.
                Last edited by jcmusic; 03-01-2016, 05:50 PM.

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                • #11
                  Here 3 blues albums I would highly recommend..

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by Bruce B View Post
                    I like Johnny Lang and anything with Muddy Waters. Getting into Sonny Boy Williamson now....

                    Chad did a couple of good Sonny Boy.... Plus Chad did that whole series, some of them direct to disc of old, legendary blues artists just a couple of years ago.
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                    -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                    -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                    -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
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                    • #13
                      Here's a few more albums that are in my LP collection that come highly recommended. The Otis Spann is OOP but can be had. Look for Chad's reissue though. Same goes for the Jimmy Weatherspoon. Have Chad's old reissue but he is reissuing it again in the new Prestige jazz series. I have the Memphis Slim and Lightnin' in New York City on tape and LP and they are really, really good. My only caution is the PP copy of Memphis Slim had some groove narrowing. The John Lee Hooker 45 rpm took me totally by surprise. Awesome music and sound!

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                      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                      ________________________________________

                      -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                      -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                      -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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                      • Bill Hart
                        Bill Hart commented
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                        Myles, re your question on Chad's d2d, I have not. Are these recorded at his church when he does his blues festivals? Any recommendations?

                      • MylesBAstor
                        MylesBAstor commented
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                        I believe they were. Lot's of older blues artists that he brought in, suspect some for the Blues Festival Chad holds every year.

                      • Gusf
                        Gusf commented
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                        Just picked up a mint reissue of this Freddie King album. Excellent music.

                    • #14
                      If any of you want to seriously get into blues and jazz roots you need to check out the below link . This is the single largest source of roots blues and jazz of which I am aware. Some of it came from single surviving examples of a record from collectors vaults. Some of it is as early as 1914 in the Edison series.

                      They have also started working with Jack White with his Third Man Productions for vinyl reissue. Admittedly some of the sound quality leaves a bit to be desired but what would you expect when trying to put out recordings up to a century old?

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                      • Bill Hart
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                        Yep, on Devil Got My Woman, there are, I believe, only 4 copies extant and one or two are unplayable. Almost all the copies you hear in any form come from a single copy owned by a collector. John Fahey did a lot--and Revenant helped Jack White put the Paramount boxed sets together (they won a Grammy for their Charlie Patton collection, though it was only on CD). Yazoo had some good stuff, the label is back, but I'm not sure it is the same as the earlier stuff. The early blues is fascinating. Especially when you compare the popularized versions, e.g. Zep's When the Levee Breaks with the original, from Memphis Minnie. I don't have the wherewithal at this point to collect the original 78s, so I mainly buy later transcriptions on vinyl. You know that Paramount- home to a lot of the famous blues records- was really a furniture company that made phonograph players and signed artists and recorded them simply to have catalog to sell for their phono cabinets?

                      • Beaur
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                        Well if Third Man is going to release them I can't wait. I am on their subscription list and these old recordings will hopefully be a welcome addition no matter the format.

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                      Crossroads, original soundtrack album
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                      • Johnny Vinyl
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                        Love that album. I have it on LP and CD. Had "The Duel" been on it I would have said great!

                      • Gusf
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                        Really enjoyed the movie. Excellent soundtrack.
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