Jimmy Reed was a master of less-is-more; his simple guitar progressions, pleading vocal and distinctive harmonica style made him one of the Blues greats. His catalogue of hits has become an essential and eternal part of the standard Blues repertoire. Because his style was uncomplicated his songs were accessible to just about everyone and covered by an eclectic variety of artists, from garage bands to Elvis Presley, to Van Morrison, Edgar Winter, Steve Miller, The Pretty Things and the Rolling Stones, making one of the most influential Bluesman of all times.
1. Big Boss Man
2. Bright L...
Jimmy Reed's laid back singing style, harmonica motifs and guitar patterns made for a distinctive guitar sound that significantly impacted on the blues scene of 1950's America. This anthology includes over fifty classic tracks with highlights including 'Honest I Do', 'Baby, What You Want Me To Do', 'My First Plea' plus many more.
1. Honest I Do
2. Go On To School
3. My First Plea
4. Boogie In The Dark
5. You Got Me Crying
6. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
7. You Got Me Dizzy
8. Little Rai...
Big Bill Broonzy probably had his biggest commercial success in the '50s, when he became the darling of the folk crowd. But his glory days as a musician were no doubt the late '20s and early '30s, when these exceptional sides were done. Broonzy was a guitarist of amazing ability, highly sought after as a sideman by his peers. He also did some superb solo work, and both facets are clearly evident here. "How Do You Want It Done?"--arguably his solo tour de force--is likely the earliest example of a rocking guitar boogie. "Long Tall Mama" and "Skoodle Do Do" show that his fingerpicking pr...
1. Lift Him Up That's All
2. Paul And Silas In Jail
3. Mother's Last Word To Her Son
4. The Church Needs Good Deacons
5. Jesus Is My Friend
6. A Mother's Last Word To Her Daughter
7. I Had A Good Father A...
Muddy Waters' 1971 retrospective album A.K.A. McKinley Morganfield caused some confusion during its initial release. The album's original title was A.K.A. Muddy Waters, but the final printing featured the Chicago blues legend's birth name in a larger typeface than his stage moniker, leading it to frequently be mis-shelved in record stores, much to the chagrin of his fans. Title confusion aside, A.K.A McKinley Morganfield remained in high demand among blues enthusiasts during its release. At the time it was the most complete and paramount collection of Waters' material from 1948 to 1960, his works that directly inspired the B...
In a 20-year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. Now, the five-time GRAMMY® nominee delivers one of his most personal projects to date with Goin' Home, his eighth album and his first to be recorded in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Recorded in a mere 11 days, Goin' Home finds Shepherd revisiting a dozen of the vintage blues classics that first ignited his love of the blues and inspired him to play guitar. The artist's ...