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Percy Mayfield My Jug And I
'Well, I spoke to the river, and the river spoke back to me, and it said, You look so lonely, you look full of misery.'



Johnny Otis On With The Story: The Johnny Otis Story, Volume 2
Regal rhythm and blues, rock and roll, big-band funk and the rest from this amazing man, with his son Shuggie just coming into view.



The Hokum Boys You Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff
Bumptious sauce recorded for Paramount in 1929 by different lineups including Leroy Carr, Scrapper Blackwell, Tampa Red and Blind Blake, and Bob Robinson on banjo and clarinet. Archetypal Crumb; 180g.






Blind Willie McTell Trying To Get Home
Superb late gospel and blues from 1949 Regals, as presented by Biograph in the 1970s.
180g vinyl.




Casey Bill Weldon, Kokomo Arnold Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters of the 1930s
'You could scarcely find two more contrasting bottleneck stylists... the 'Hawaiian Guitar Wizard' played upbeat, concerned with smooth tone. Arnold usually played solo, with strident tones, generally frenetic...'



I Have My Liberty! Gospel Sounds From Accra, Ghana
Recent church recordings: distorted PAs, female lead singers, claps, tambourines, ramshackle guitars move the earth to get congregations on their feet. Crossing Opika Pende and Johnny L. Jones, says the label.



The First Rock And Roll Record
The evolution of rock 'n roll music intoxicating tasters of blues, jazz, swing, RnB, Gospel, bluegrass barrelhouse boogie woogie and western swing... anything rocking. Five stars from The Guardian.



Ike Turner And His Kings Of Rhythm Jack Rabbit Blues
The 45 reissue of a Tune Town 78, and a scorcher of a CD generously covering various late-fifties Ike Turner projects.



Bo Diddley Have Guitar Will Travel, In The Spotlight
Almighty God himself, with two prime Checkers, and five extras. Have Guitar is just awesome stuff. You don't know diddley if you don't know Diddley.



This May Be My Last Time Singing Raw African-American Gospel On 45rpm, 1957-1982
Another searingly soulful hundredweight visceral and soaring by turns from the team behind Fire In My Bones, this is just as unmissable. Very warmly recommended.



Ruth Brown You Don't Know Me
Intimate, unforced performances from Motormouth Maybelle, with piano-trio accompaniment, recorded in the late-1970s.