~~Muddy Waters had a great ear for talent and accordingly the formation which you will hear on this DVD was one of the very best: The pianist Pinetop , the drummer Willie Big Eyes Smith , the bass player Calvin Jones , the two guitarists Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson and Bob Margolin and the harmonica player Jerry Portnoy. At the Rockpalast recording on December 10, 1978 at Westfalenhalle Dortmund, Muddy Waters still was at the height of his creative power, his mighty vocals and his splendid charisma on stage fascinated the audience. Muddy's guitar playing on the Fender Telecaster especially comes into full effect with his typical slow blue...
~~Mike Bloomfield and Friends were a regular attraction at the Old Waldorf over a period of 6 months when this was recorded!
The transcendent moments captured on this CD are the basis for Mike Bloomfield's place in the pantheon of stellar guitarists and for his reputation as a complete original. These recordings are for those who not only appreciate great guitar playing but also want to better understand the legend that is Mike Bloomfield. The performances lay bare his genius: he was playing in his hometown, in front of and with his friends and he felt comfortable cutting lose. No expectations, no pressure, he was home... Mike Bloomf...
This is the master album from one of the most talented Chicago Blues Harmonica players and singers. With superb studio sound and magnificent backing Carey is given the freedom to blow just about some of the best blues harp ever recorded. This is an overdue reissue of a classic set and this new version has the added bonus of a BBC radio session recorded just a couple of days later finally paired.
1. What My Mama Told Me
2. Pretty Baby
3. Blues With A Feeling
5. Sweet Little Woman
6. It's So Easy To Love You
7. Strange Woman
8. Last Night
9. Blues With A Feeling (Alternative)
~~Acony Records proudly presents Folksinger Vol. 2, the highly anticipated second solo album from folk artist Willie Watson. Produced by David Rawlings and recorded on analog tape at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, the album features eleven songs unearthed from the canon of American folk music and brought to light by Willies remarkable voice and wise beyond his years performances. Special guest appearances by the Fairfield Four, Gillian Welch, Morgan Jahnig and Paul Kowert round out the arrangements on this stunning sophomore collection.
1. Samson and Delilah
2. Gallows Pole
3. When My Baby ...
~~CALL ME LUCKY is the new record from Chris Smither and is his first set of brand new originals in six years. The new record features Smither - trademark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. To complete the project are a couple of surprise covers that remind us of Chris' deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his own. Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Smither is truly an American original. Reviewers and fans from around the world, including Rolling Stone and The New York Times, agree that Chris continues to be a profound songwriter, a bl...
~~2018 release. Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James brings together a group of amazing artists to pay tribute to the legendary Elmore James in this 13-song collection of his classic blues standards. Warren Haynes, Billy Gibbons, and Mickey Raphael feature on a rendition of 'Mean Mistreatin' Mama'. Crooner Tom Jones lends his voice to 'Done Somebody Wrong'. Keb Mo' performs 'Look On Yonder Wall' and Bettye LaVette sings 'Person To Person'. Also featured are Rodney Crowell, Jamey Johnson, Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer, Chuck E. Weiss, and many others. Proceeds benefit Musicares and Edible Schooly...