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Tag: Blues

The Mavericks: All Night Live, Volume 1 (Mono Mundo Recordings)

It’s a bold move to be a veteran band with a two decades-long reputation of being a helluva live band to release a live album of strictly new songs, but Raul Malo’s long-running band The Mavericks has done just that. But don’t worry, these new songs have quickly earned their place among the band’s classic material.

Jesse Fuller: Working On The Railroad (Mississippi/Secret Seven Records)

This six-song 10″ record contains the first recordings of legendary bluesman Jesse Fuller, and do an excellent job of showcasing this legendary bluesman’s unique style.

Professor Longhair: Live In Chicago (Orleans Records)

This unreleased live performance from legendary pianist Professor Longhair may be brief, but boy, is it potent!

Chuck Berry: After School Session (Hoodoo Records)

Chuck Berry’s 1957 debut album might not contain all the hits from the era–Berry was a singles man, after all–but it is a fine document of Berry’s versatility as a guitarist. This expanded edition also includes a handful of beloved contemporary singles.

3AM Eternal: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Still Raining, Still Dreaming” (1968)

And now…the exciting conclusion to “Rainy Day, Dream Away!”

Stone The Crows: Teenage Licks/Ontinuous Performance (Angel Air)

The final installment of the Stone The Crows reissue series finds the band carrying on in the face of adversity and gruesome tragedy, resulting in some fine blues rock.

3AM Eternal: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, “Frenzy!” (1957)

Gotta love the frenetic energy of wild man Screamin’ Jay Hawkins….

Dr. John: The ATCO/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974 (Omnivore Recordings)

This compilation rounds up all of the single releases from the first half of beloved New Orleans musician Dr. John, and it highlights the foundations of what would become a remarkable career.

3AM Eternal: Nick Cave Featuring The Bad Seeds, “Saint Huck” (1984)

Nick Cave’s post-Birthday Party debut album proved that he was still very in touch with the darker side of life. We don’t recommend listening to this song in the dark.

Stone The Crows: Stone The Crows/Ode To John Law (Angel Air)

Stone The Crows was a short-lived British blues rock band, and this twofer, compiling their first two albums, documents a young band with a lot of power and promise.