Classic Tranquility (1983)
Arranger: Phil Coulter.
Personnel: Phil Coulter (vocals, piano).
Recording information: London, England.
Peace and Tranquility (1989)
Phil Coulter is one of the premier Celtic keyboard players. On this album he is playing in an ensemble context, with the music firmly rooted in the Irish tradition. ~ MusD
Arranger: Phil Coulter.
Personnel: Phil Coulter (piano).
Recording information: WindMill Lane Studios, ...
||Ruby Braff / Ellis Larkins|
2 x 2: Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins Play Rodgers & Hart. (1955)
Besides accompanying singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Chris Connor on their debut LPs, the great pianist Larkins also recorded several duo sessions with the trumpeter Ruby Braff, one of which was this 1956 Rodgers & Hart collection. These are two ...
||Big Bill Broonzy|
Young Big Bill Broonzy (1928-1935) (1991)
Big Bill Broonzy was one of the few country blues musicians of the '20s and '30s to find success when the music evolved into an electric, urbanized form. From his initial sides with Paramount in 1928, he followed the music's ...
Virtuoso Guitar 1925-1934 (1991)
It's for recordings like this that a lot of blues guitar fans started listening to the music in the first place. The definitive Blackwell collection to date, featuring not only his best extant solo sides, but also his work in ...
||Big Bill Broonzy|
Do That Guitar Rag (1928-1935) (1991)
This a marvelous little companion piece to Young Big Bill Broonzy (1928-35) on Yazoo. Broonzy's ragtime guitar picking is textbook in its scope, and his vocals are as warm as can be. Dubbed from old 78s, the ultra high quality ...
Bottleneck Guitar 1928-1937 (1974)
Yazoo's Bottleneck Guitar (1928-1937) is a great collection of early recordings from slide guitarist Tampa Red. The 14-track collection has a number of classic solo cuts from Tampa -- including "You Gotta Reap What You Sow" and "Seminole Blues" -- ...
||Please Warm My Weiner: Old Time Hokum Blues (1992) |
This collection consists of bawdy and vaudeville-inspired songs and routines.
Old Time Hokum Blues
Performers include: Bo Carter, Memphis Minnie, Buddie Burton, Butterbean, Susie.
Liner Note Author: Stephen Calt.
||Kokomo Arnold / Casey Bill Weldon|
Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters of the 1930s (1992)
Bottleneck Guitar of the '30s collects all of Kokomo Arnold's classic tracks from the '30s, including the classic "Milk Cow Blues." It's an essential item for a blues library -- within these sides lay the groundwork for the Delta and ...
In His Prime (1927-1928) (1988)
In His Prime (1927-1928) is the best overview of Furry Lewis classic late-'20s sides, containing 14 songs from the period (though not "John Henry"), all of which are crisply remastered, showing off both his superb guitar playing and his brilliantly ...
Plays Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele and Guitar (1992)
Roy Smeck was one of the earliest nonclassical guitar virtuosos, and his expertise on Hawaiian guitar, banjo, and ukulele is well-documented on this CD. Influenced by such greats as Eddie Lang, Ikey Robinson, banjoist Harry Reser, and steel guitarist Sol ...
||Harmonica Blues (1991) |
It is perhaps a testament to the harmonica's status in music that even its finest practitioners remain relatively obscure. Compiling a disc of harp players, as Yazoo has done here, isn't going to turn up a bunch of familiar names. ...
||Pioneers of the Jazz Guitar (1992) |
Other than Django Reinhardt, the who's who of jazz guitar (all acoustic players) are heard on this sampler album from Yazoo. There are guitar duets by Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang, Lang and Carl Kress (the memorable "Feeling My Way"), ...
||Blind Willie Johnson|
Praise God I'm Satisfied (1989)
As originally conceived, PRAISE GOD I'M SATISFIED was to present Johnson's 14 greatest tracks, while SWEETER gathers his remaining 15 released tracks. One might regard PRAISE GOD as a "greatest hits" package, then; every track shimmers with rasping, impassioned vocals ...
||Blind Boy Fuller|
Truckin' My Blues Away (1978)
For most listeners, Blind Boy Fuller's Truckin' My Blues Away (on Yazoo) may be a better bet than Columbia/Legacy's East Coast Piedmont Style, since it actually has a higher concentration of strong material, capturing the influential bluesman at his peak. ...
Black Bottom (1990)
Appointed "Mother of the Blues" during her '20s heyday, singer Ma Rainey was one of the best of the many classic female blues singers of the period. An inspiration to the "Empress of the Blues," Bessie Smith, Rainey was a ...
Original Rolling Stone (1980)
Yazoo's Original Rolling Stone is a wonderful disc containing 14 of the 17 sides Robert Wilkins recorded before the war. Wilkins was one of the great country-blues artists, and these songs -- including "Rollin' Stone," "That's No Way to Get ...
||Blind Willie Johnson|
Sweeter as the Years Go By (1990)
This is the second of two Blind Willie Johnson albums released by Yazoo.
Until Columbia/Legacy released its comprehensive COMPLETE RECORDINGS OF BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON, Yazoo's fine SWEETER AS THE YEARS GO BY and its companion disc, PRAISE GOD I'M SATISFIED, provided ...
Texas Worried Blues: Complete Recorded Works 1927-1929 (1989)
These recordings, dating between 1927 and 1929, are a unique body of work: work songs, minstrel numbers, rags, and what we now define as the blues, all offered in an unpretentious form that would have been every bit as compelling ...
||Masters of the Delta Blues: The Friends of Charlie Patton (1991)
As the most popular blues craftsman of the Mississippi Delta, Charley Patton had a resounding influence on many of the musicians that passed through the region during the '20s and '30s. Following his initial session for Paramount in 1929, he ...
||Sleepy John Estes|
I Ain't Gonna Be Worried No More 1929-1941 (1992)
Sleepy John Estes was an influence to such artist as Big Bill Broonzy and Arthur Crudup. In 1919, harmonica player Hammie Nixon teamed up with Estes and they remained partners until the 1950's. Estes moved to Chicago from his native ...
Chocolate to the Bone (1992)
Although Robert "Barbecue Bob" Hicks recorded over 65 extant sides (three are not known to have survived) in a three-year stretch starting in 1927 up to his death in 1931, the 20 collected here make a perfect introduction to the ...
Stop and Listen (1992)
Includes liner notes by Stephen Calt, Don Kent and Michael Stewart.
Stop and Listen collects 20 tracks the Mississippi Sheiks recorded in the early '30s, gathering together most of their best-known material (including "Sitting on Top of the World"), plus the ...
||Mississippi Masters: Early American Blues Classics 1927-1935 (1994) |
Digitally remastered by Richard Nevins, Joe Tarantino, Scott Levitin (Fantasy Studios).
This is a well-organized, smartly chosen 20-track compilation of some of the lesser-known early Mississippi blues artists. Garfield Akers is about the most famous, which tells you right there how ...
||Memphis Masters: Early American Blues Classics (1994) |
A companion to Yazoo's excellent Mississippi Masters collection, this time focusing on Memphis artists recorded between 1927 to 1934. The tracks collected here offer up a musical ambience that accurately depicts time and place with classic selections from acknowledged area ...