Category Archives: COVER ART

Yanceys – Atlantic

Atlantic SD 7229 – Jimmy & Mama Yancey, “Chicago Piano, Vol. 1”  [Blues Originals, Vol. 6] Boogie-woogie piano became a pigeonhole term used by many people as a result of a brief rush of commercial popularity during the forties. This … Continue reading

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John Lee Hooker

Atlantic 7228 – John Lee Hooker, “Detroit Special” [Blues Originals, Vol. 4] Detroit is a city with a large black population located in a discrete territory in the city, something typical of Northern cities today. This black population began as … Continue reading

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Piano Blues – Atlantic

Atlantic SD 7227 – Chicago Piano, various artists – “Blues Piano, Chicago, Plus” [Blues Originals, Vol. 4] Blues piano is a strangely neglected area, what with the emphasis that existed on the guitar; this, even though the piano was the … Continue reading

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TEXAS GUITAR

Atlantic SD 7226 – Texas Guitar, various artists – “From Dallas to L.A.” [Blues Originals, Vol. 3]          “’Greater Texas” stretches well into Louisiana in the East and into Oklahoma in the North… so the scope of Texas blues is … Continue reading

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LONGHAIR

Atlantic SD 7225 – Professor Longhair, “New Orleans Piano” [Blues Originals Vol. 2]   Well, I’m going to New Orleans, I wanna see the Mardi Gras When I see the Mardi Gras, I wanna know what Carnival for. Going down … Continue reading

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“Carolina Slim”

Savoy Jazz 1153 – Carolina Slim, “Blues Go Away From Me”   Every time blues brings sadness                                                                                            … Continue reading

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McTELL

Atlantic SD 7224 – Blind Willie McTell, “Atlanta Twelve String” [Blues Originals, Vol. 1] Atlanta is a strange city, one of many contrasts. Today one can see a scar seared in the middle of the black southern area in which … Continue reading

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EDDIE VINSON

Muse MR 5310 – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, “Sings the Blues” [1985]          This is a lot different to my previous Vinson set… all vocals! Not quite a greatest hits package, it does cherry pick from three Vinson albums for Joe. … Continue reading

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WILBERT

Savoy Jazz 1182 – Wilbert Harrison,  “Listen to My Song” [featuring Mickey Baker] Hmm… probably the best known and most successful (from the standpoint of the charts of the New York City area blues artists. I mean, “Kansas City” was … Continue reading

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BROWNIE

Savoy Jazz 1204 – Brownie McGhee, “Jumpin’ the Blues” When the name Brownie McGhee comes up in any discussions by blues mavens, it’s usually as the beginning of a longer word: brownieandsonny. McGhee and Terry were a factor in the … Continue reading

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