Wake Up Call (1993)
John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers: John Mayall (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Coco Montoya (guitar, background vocals); Rick Cortes (bass, background vocals); Joe Yuele (drums, background vocals).
Fuelled by Coco Montoya's searing but economical string-slashing, drummer Joe Yuele, and bassist Rick Cortes, ...
Do You Need A Licker? (1994) Parental Advisory
All songs written by Marvin Sease.
Recorded at House Of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.
Audio Mixer: Kendal Stubbs.
Recording information: House of Music.
Photographer: Joe Grant .
Arranger: Marvin Sease.
Personnel includes: Marvin Sease (vocals).
Bitch Git It All (1997) Parental Advisory
Another year, another Marvin Sease record. Throughout the years, Sease has stayed the same, turning out Southern soul in the classic sense, but spiking it with vulgar, raunchy lyrics. Despite its title, The Bitch Git It All isn't among his ...
Hoochie Momma (1999)
Photographer: Larry Busacca.
Arranger: Marvin Sease.
Personnel: Marvin Sease (vocals); Namon Flowers (guitar); Eric Perkins (keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Terrence Wright (bass); Jefwah Vaughn (percussion); Lorenza Jones, Jeffrey Bradley, Charles Jones, DeLoyd McQueen (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Marvin Sease.
Best of the Best (2000)
Track Listing: Walking The Dog; ; Do The Funky Chicken; Who'S Making Love; Land Of 1000 Dances; The Breakdown; Barefootin'; Hi-Heel Sneakers; In The Midnight Hour; Mustang Sally;
Rufus Thomas (1980)
Track Listing: Walking the Dog; Push and Pull; Do the Funky Chicken; Breakdown, The; In the Midnight Hour; Mustang Sally; Hi-Heel Sneakers; Barefootin'; Land of a 1000 Dances; Who's Making Love;
16 Sweet Tunes Of The Fantastic '50s (1988)
This is an Earl Bostic album on Starday, including "Because of You," "3 Coins in the Fountain," "Autumn Leaves," "Tammy," "April in Portugal," etc. ~ Roots & Rhythm Newsletter
New Orleans Big Beat (1998)
Recording information: Festival Studio; Sound Services Recording Studio, New Orleans, LA.
Photographer: Herb Hardesty.
Arrangers: Edward Frank; Wardell Quezergue.
Personnel: Dave Bartholomew (vocals, trumpet, background vocals); Charles Moore (guitar); Fred Kemp (saxophone); Stacey Cole, Willie Singleton (trumpet); Bruce Hammond (trombone); Edward Frank (piano); ...
Cuttin' In (2000)
This is Costello's second solo album, his first since his appearance on Susan Tedeschi's hit CD Just Won't Burn. Costello is only 20 years old, but his guitar work is in a completely different league from that of the other ...
Been Gone Too Long (1977)
The Louisiana blues vet's 1977 comeback album was a well-done affair, capturing some of the flavor of his '50s material (but with a modern edge). Producers Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker (who doubled on bass) recruited guitarist Phillip Walker, a ...
||Chris Thomas King|
Recorded at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California.
Personnel: Chris Thomas King (vocals, guitar, keyboards); George Doering (guitar, acoustic guitar); Paul Mills (drums, percussion, background vocals); Reagie Clark (percussion, background vocals); Leon Haywood, Courtney Audain (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Charlie Brocco.
Recording information: ...
At The Venue (1999)
Track Listing: Tore Down; Straighten Her Out; Homework; Just a Little Bit; My Babe; I Can't Help Myself; Rocket 88; Can I Get a Witness; Riding on the "L and M"; I Can't Quit You Baby; Stormy Monday; Hoochie Coochie ...
Junco Partner (1976)
Though late New Orleans genius James Booker belongs to a lineage of the city's ivory ticklers that includes Jelly Roll Morton, Tuts Washington and Professor Longhair, his oddball musical approach, and his unique blend of classical, R&B, barrelhouse boogie, and ...
2nd Blues Album (1997)
Recorded at the Boiler Room, New Orleans, Louisiana. Includes liner notes by Scott Jordan.
Personnel: Mem Shannon (vocals, guitar); Tim Green , Lance Ellis (saxophone); Chuck Chaplin (piano); Jackie Banks (keyboards); Jeffery Alexander (drums); Carlos Martinez (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Mark Bingham.
||Johnny "Guitar" Watson|
Gangster of Love Collection (2000) Boxed Set
THE GANGSTER OF LOVE COLLECTION contains 4 original Johnny "Guitar" Watson
While there is nothing remotely special about this collection of four Johnny "Guitar" Watson albums packaged in a single box (titles: Ain't That a Bitch, A Real Mother for Ya, ...
This 75-minute, 26-song collection of Jesse Belvin's last round of recordings on RCA, from 1958 until the very end of 1959, is even better coming from Collectables Records than it would have been if RCA had put it out, because ...
Capitol Years (1989)
Marci Lee (vocals); Jimmy Nolan (guitar); Jack Kelso (alto, tenor & baritone
saxophones); Fred Harmon (tenor & baritone saxophones); Don Johnson, Paul Lopez (trumpet); Ernie Freeman (piano); Curtis Counce (bass); Earl Palmer (drums).
In addition to his achievements as a producer, nightclub ...
Real Gone!/Our New Nellie (2000)
Occasionally, reissues are haphazardly combined without much continuity; an exceptionally strong album is sometimes paired with a much weaker, forgettable date, in an effort to move the bad with the good. That's the case with this Collectables Nellie Lutcher mixture. ...
||Harlem Holiday: New York Rhythm & Blues, Vol. 1 (1990) |
Collectables Records launched its seven-volume Harlem Holiday series with this compilation of doo wop recordings made for the Harlem-based Holiday label. The presentation on this volume differs from all the later discs in the series in that it has 18 ...
||Goldband Blues Collection, Vol. 1 (1994) |
As the world of early acoustic blues was morphing into R&B and so-called "race" records, the beat became more prevalent, electric organs and guitars took the forefront, and bar walking saxophonists added an entertainment value. The music was raw, wild, ...
||Goldband Blues Collection, Vol. 2 (1994) |
A second volume of Goldband Blues follows along the same solid sending lines as the first. This collection gives you more gutbucket blues and R&B, emerging from the Mississippi Delta and heading for urban Chicago juke joints. There is a ...
||Goldband Blues Collection, Vol. 3 (1994) |
For the third volume in the Goldband series (all are highly recommended) the artists included are more obscure but no less potent. The lone musician heard on all three collections is Big Chenier. He has another two sides here, including ...
New King of the Blues (1961)
If blues musicians took up residency in Vegas during the late '50s, it might come out sounding like this. Brown's gleeful run through myriad blues related styles (gospel, R&B, doo wop, New Orleans, early rock & roll) casts a vaudevillian ...
Golden Classics (1990)
With a wonderful voice that can range from a Sam Cooke-like sweetness to a gritty, deep south roar, Willie Hightower deserves more attention than he has ever gotten. This ten-song set may be brief, but it's packed with some powerful ...
Herald Recordings (1992)
There's some very nice late-'50s New Orleans R&B recommending this 17-track collection, along with a few superfluous instrumental backing tracks that could have safely been jettisoned altogether. Ridgley's stint at Herald included the sizzling "When I Meet My Girl," "Baby ...