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Various Artists: Bluesin' By the Bayou: Rough 'N' Tough
Various Artists: Bluesin' By the Bayou: Rough 'N' Tough

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2014-08-05

Tracks: Trip To Chicago - Lazy Lester/Lightnin' Slim; Change Your Ways - Vince Monroe; Look Out Baby - Joe Mayfield; If Anybody Ask You - Lonesome Sundown; Don't You Want a Man Like Me (Everybody Calls Me Cr...
Artists: Various Artists

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Dana Gillespie: Cat's Meow *
Dana Gillespie: Cat's Meow *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2014-08-05

Tracks: Cat's Meow; Love Matters; Eternally Yours; Eureka Moment; Last Chance Saloon; Hands of Hope; Love Moves; Running Out of Steam; It's Alchemy; Two-Faced Girls; Giving Out To Everyone
Artists: Dana Gillespie

Audio Mixers: Dominique Brethes; Jake Zaitz.

Recording information: DD Studios, London; Wolf Studios, London.

Photographers: Dave Peabody; Jake Zaitz; Jörg Huber....continue...
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Eddie
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson: The Original Cleanhead

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2014-08-05

Tracks: Cleanhead Blues; Pass Out; Alimony Blues; Cleanhead is Back; Juice Head Baby; Old Maid Boogie; One O'Clock Humph; I Needs to Be Be'd Wid; Cleanhead Blues; I Had a Dream; Person to Person
Artists: Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson

Personnel: Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (vocals, alto saxophone); David Cohen, Joe Pass (guitar); Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Artie Butler (piano, organ); Earl Palmer (drums).

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Various Artists: No More Doggin': The RPM Records Story, Vol. 1 - 1950-53
Various Artists: No More Doggin': The RPM Records Story, Vol. 1 - 1950-53

2 CD / Ace (Label) / 2014-08-05

Tracks: Alabamy Bound - Clyde Hurley/Adele Francis; Happy Payday, Pt. 1 - Austin McCoy (take); Mama Oh Mama - Luke Jones & His Orchestra (take); B.B. Boogie - B.B. King (take); Good Time Woman - Memphis Eddi...
Artists: Various Artists

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.

Recording information: 1950-1953.

Launched in 1960 as a subsidiary imprint under the Bihari Brothers' Modern Records umbrella, RPM Records specialized in ...continue...
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Otis Spann/T-Bone Walker/Big Joe Turner: Super Black Blues
Otis Spann/T-Bone Walker/Big Joe Turner: Super Black Blues

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2014-08-05

Tracks: Paris Blues; Here I Am Broken Hearted; Jot's Blues; Blues Jam
Artists: Otis Spann/T-Bone Walker/Big Joe Turner

Personnel: Otis Spann (vocals, piano); T-Bone Walker (vocals, guitar); Big Joe Turner (vocals); Arthur Wright (guitar); George "Harmonica" Smith (harmonica); Ernie Watts (tenor saxophone); Paul Humphr...continue...
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Pee Wee Crayton: Texas Blues Jumpin' in Los Angeles: The Modern Music Sessions 1948-1951 *
Pee Wee Crayton: Texas Blues Jumpin' in Los Angeles: The Modern Music Sessions 1948-1951 *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2014-07-01

Tracks: Blues After Hours; I'm Still in Love with You; I'm Still in Love with You; Texas Hop; When Darkness Falls; Central Avenue Blues; Austin Boogie; I Love You So; Long After Hours; Brand New Woman; Brand...
Artists: Pee Wee Crayton

Arriving some 14 years after Ace's second volume of Pee Wee Crayton's Modern material, this collection is long overdue. Indeed, as Dick Shurman points out in his liner notes, this release is something...continue...
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Bob "Catfish" Hodge: Different Strokes: The Complete East & Westbound Recordings *

2 CD / Ace (Label) / 2014-06-10

Tracks: Different Strokes; Ghetto; Hungry Love; I Want You (She's So Heavy); I'll Be Gone; Stop; I'm the Man; Boogie Man; Train to Detroit; Heartbeat of the Street; Color TV Blues; Circus Is in Town; Never T...
Artists: Bob "Catfish" Hodge

Liner Note Author: Dean Rudland.

Photographer: Bill Sidenstecker.

There were plenty of white-boy blues singers in the late '60s and early '70s, and Bob "Catfish" Hodge was one of them. A...continue...
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T-Bone Walker: Every Day I Have the Blues
T-Bone Walker: Every Day I Have the Blues

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2014-04-08

Tracks: Every Day I Have the Blues; Vietnam; Shake It Baby; Cold, Cold Feeling; T-Bone Blues Special; For B.B. King; Sail On; Stormy Monday Blues; Sail On
Artists: T-Bone Walker

Personnel: T-Bone Walker (vocals, guitar); Louie Shelton (guitar); Tom Scott (tenor saxophone); Artie Butler (piano, organ); Paul Humphrey (drums).

Liner Note Author: Dean Rudland.

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Otis Spann: Sweet Giant of the Blues
Otis Spann: Sweet Giant of the Blues

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2014-04-08

Tracks: Got My Mojo Working; Sellin' My Thing; Moon Blues; I'm a Dues Payin' Man; I Wonder Why; Bird in a Cage; Hey Baby; Make a Way
Artists: Otis Spann

Liner Note Author: Dean Rudland.

Photographer: Charles Stewart .

Sweet Giant of the Blues is a solid record. Seemingly more accidental than intentional, the production is clean and separ...continue...
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Various Artists: Dust My Rhythm & Blues: The Flair Records R&B Story 1953-55
Various Artists: Dust My Rhythm & Blues: The Flair Records R&B Story 1953-55

2 CD / Ace (Label) / 2013-12-03

Tracks: Dirty by the Dozen (Sweet Little Woman) - Little Johnny Jones & The Chicago Hound Dogs; Early in the Morning - Elmore James - (featuring The Broomdusters); She Wants to Rock [Take 2] - The Flairs (ta...
Artists: Various Artists

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.

The Bihari Brothers launched Flair, their third subsidiary of Modern Records, in 1953 with the intention of releasing nothing but country music. As it turns out,...continue...
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Various Artists: Dues Paid: The Bluestime Story
Various Artists: Dues Paid: The Bluestime Story

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2013-10-08

Tracks: Every Day I Have the Blues - T-Bone Walker; I'm a Dues Payin' Man - Otis Spann; Love - Harmonica Slim; Sail On - T-Bone Walker; Chicago Charva Chapter - Plaster Caster Blues Band; Plastic Man - Big J...
Artists: Various Artists

Liner Note Author: Dean Rudland.

Bluestime is not a storied label, not in the way Sun and Chess are. An offshoot of ABC, Bluestime launched in 1969 and the intent of the imprint was to take old...continue...
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Various Artists: Beating the Petrillo Ban: The Late December 1947 Modern Sessions
Various Artists: Beating the Petrillo Ban: The Late December 1947 Modern Sessions

2 CD / Ace (Label) / 2013-08-06

Tracks: Waterboy [Take 1] - The Ebonaires (take); I'll Never Do It Again [Take 4] - The Ebonaires (take); Old Folks at Home [Take 1], The - The Ebonaires (take); Poor Butterfly [Take 1] - Hadda Brooks (take)...
Artists: Various Artists

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.

Recording information: 12/19/1947-12/31/1947.

During the first years of his nearly two-decade tenure as the president of the American Federation of Musici...continue...
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Various Artists: Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues
Various Artists: Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2013-08-06

Tracks: Say You Love Me - Harold Burrage (mono); Hello Baby - Lee "Shot" Williams (mono); Goin' Home - Mary Johnson (mono); Way Out, Baby - Flora D (mono); Please Love Me - Harold Burrage/Milt Bland Orchestr...
Artists: Various Artists

Liner Note Authors: Dick Shurman; Phyllis Stamz; Patrick Roberts.

If you're not from Chicago, the question would make some sense: who is Richard Stamz? He was one of the great Windy City DJs of...continue...
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Herb Hardesty & His Band: The Domino Effect: Wing and Federal Recordings 1958-61
Herb Hardesty & His Band: The Domino Effect: Wing and Federal Recordings 1958-61

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2012-07-03

Tracks: Sassy - (mono); Goldie - (mono); Rumba Rockin' with Coleman - (mono); Soft Lights - (mono); Feelin' Good - (mono); Jammin' - (mono); Coach Train - (mono); Herb in the Doghouse - (mono); Tasty - (mono...
Artists: Herb Hardesty & His Band

Liner Note Author: George Korval.

Recording information: Cincinatti, OH (01/15/1958); Cosimo's Studio, New Orleans, LA (01/15/1958); New York, NY (01/15/1958); Cincinatti, OH (03/1959-04/1959);...continue...
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Johnny Otis: The Johnny Otis Story, Vol. 1: Midnight at the Barrelhouse (1945-1957)
Johnny Otis: The Johnny Otis Story, Vol. 1: Midnight at the Barrelhouse (1945-1957)

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2011-09-06

Tracks: Johnny Otis Signature; Good Old Blues - (featuring Pete "Guitar" Lewis); Harlem Nocturne; Double Crossing Blues - (featuring Little Esther/The Robins); Midnight In the Barrelhouse - (featuring Pete "...
Artists: Johnny Otis

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.

Although universally recognized as an important figure in mid-20th century rhythm & blues, Johnny Otis did not make the most consistent records, whether he was t...continue...
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Lazy Lester: Lazy Lester Rides Again
Lazy Lester: Lazy Lester Rides Again

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2011-06-07

Tracks: Sugar Coated Love; Travelling Days; Same Thing Could Happen to You, The; Can't Stand to See You Go; Out on the Road; Lester's Shuffle; I Hear You Knockin'; Irene; St. Louis Blues; Blowin' a Rhumba; N...
Artists: Lazy Lester

His original rediscovery album pairs him with English blues musicians, with surprisingly great results. ~ Cub Koda...continue...
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Al King (West Coast Blues)/Arthur Adams (Vocals): Together: The Complete Modern And Kent Recordings *
Al King (West Coast Blues)/Arthur Adams (Vocals): Together: The Complete Modern And Kent Recordings *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2010-12-07

Tracks: My Name is Misery - (mono); Ain't Givin' Up Nothin' - (mono); Better To Be By Yourself - (mono); It's Getting Late - (mono); Thrill is Gone, The - (mono); Bad Understanding [2010] - (previously unrel...
Artists: Al King (West Coast Blues)/Arthur Adams (Vocals)

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.

Illustrators: Gilles Pétard; Ady Croasdell; Tony Rounce; Mick Patrick.

Photographers: Michael Ochs; Gilles Pétard; Denis W. Lewis.

Combin...continue...
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Dana Gillespie: I Rest My Case
Dana Gillespie: I Rest My Case

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2010-10-05

Tracks: Funk Me, It's Hot!; It's Gonna Be a Long Night; Twenty Four Seven; When Cries Become Sighs; Your Love is True; Strange Are the Ways of Love; Game Over; House of the Blues, The; Guilty As Hell; I Rest...
Artists: Dana Gillespie

Personnel: Dana Gillespie (vocals, background vocals); Jake Zaitz (guitar, percussion); Mike Paice (harmonica, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Julien Brunetaud (piano, electric pi...continue...
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Lightnin' Hopkins: His Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins: His Blues

2 CD / Ace (Label) / 2010-06-11

Tracks: Katie Mae Blues; Short-Haired Woman; Let Me Play With Your Poodle; Jake Head Boogie; Sugar Mama (Sugar On My Mind); Shotgun Blues; Howling Wolf Blues; Miss Me Blues (You're Gonna Miss Me); Lightnin's...
Artists: Lightnin' Hopkins

Lightnin' Hopkins' discography is so massive that an anthology is bound to miss out on what some might consider to be highlights of his work, or only be able to offer a relatively limited percentage o...continue...
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Al Wichard: Cake Walkin': The Modern Reccordings 1947-1948
Al Wichard: Cake Walkin': The Modern Reccordings 1947-1948

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2009-08-11

Tracks: His Majesty's Boogie; Sweet Lovin' Baby - (previously unreleased, alternate take); Junction Drive; Gravels in My Pillow; That's Your Red Wagon; Piece of Cake - (previously unreleased); Daddy Pinocchi...
Artists: Al Wichard

2009 collection of this mysterious Blues artist containing tracks recorded 1947-48. Little is known of Wichard but plenty is known about those who recorded with...continue...
Personnel: Duke Henderson (vocals).

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.

Little is known about Al Wichard, even by R&B researchers. But he did issue a few singles on the Modern label in the l...continue...
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Various Artists: Blues Belles with Attitude! From the Vaults of Modern Records of Hollywood
Various Artists: Blues Belles with Attitude! From the Vaults of Modern Records of Hollywood

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2009-08-11

Tracks: Ain't Gonna Hush - Cordella DeMilo/Maxwell Davis; Blue and Lonesome - Jimmie Lee/Jay Frank; Mr. T 99 - Del Graham/Johnny Ingram & His Rhythm Czars; Two Years of Torture - Edna Broughton; Lonely Girl ...
Artists: Various Artists

2009 collection of '50s Blues and R&B classics. The well-known, semi-known and virtually unknown are all here and it is truly a gorgeous presentation of...continue...
Personnel: Mickey Champion (vocals).

Liner Note Author: Ian Saddler.

Photographer: Billy Vera.

Those vaults of Modern Records contain an enormous amount of recordings of R&B from ...continue...
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Various Artists: The Downhome Blues Sessions, Vol. 5: Back in the Alley 1949-1954
Various Artists: The Downhome Blues Sessions, Vol. 5: Back in the Alley 1949-1954

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2008-09-16

Tracks: Hard Times - Johnny Fuller; It's Your Life - Johnny Fuller; I've Done Everything I Can - Walter Robertson; Johnny's Low Down Blues - Johnny Fuller; This Is the End aka the End - James Reed; My Mama T...
Artists: Various Artists

2008 release, the latest installment in the Modern Down Home series with a package that upholds and often surpasses the standards set by the first...continue...
While the first four volumes of this series focused on just-post-World War II blues recorded at various locations in the south, this fifth installment turns its focus to somewhat more citified blues c...continue...
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Mickey Champion: Bam-A-Lam: The R&B Recordings 1950-1962 *
Mickey Champion: Bam-A-Lam: The R&B Recordings 1950-1962 *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2008-08-12

Artists: Mickey Champion

2008 release, the first time the R&B vocalist has been the subject of her own single-artist compilation. It follows her career from the early '50s...continue...
A journeywoman singer in the West Coast 1950s R&B/jump blues style, Mickey Champion wasn't able to get a hit over the course of a career that saw her do time with numerous notable indie labels, includ...continue...
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Various Artists: Yet More Mellow Cats 'N' Kittens: Hot R&B and Cool Blues, 1945-1951
Various Artists: Yet More Mellow Cats 'N' Kittens: Hot R&B and Cool Blues, 1945-1951

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2008-01-08

Artists: Various Artists

The fourth and by no means final volume in our popular series once again shows the breadth and depth of quality R&B that Jules Bihari...continue...
Formed by brothers Saul Bihari and Jules Bihari in 1945, Modern Records was one of the truly great record labels of the rise of rhythm & blues, and while this is the fourth disc in Ace's Yet More Mell...continue...
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B.B. King: The Jungle
B.B. King: The Jungle

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2008-01-08

Artists: B.B. King

Reissue of this compilation, which was originally assembled by Kent/Modern to ride the success of BB's 1967 R&B and Hot 100 hit 'The Jungle'. Although...continue...
A powerful collection of singles from about 1962-1967, this is an interesting record because it illustrates some of the stylistic changes in King's music (and "urban blues" in general) during this per...continue...
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Johnny
Johnny "Guitar" Watson: Untouchable! The Classic 1959-1966 Recordings

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2007-09-18

Tracks: Bear A.K.A. The Preacher and the Bear, The; One More Kiss; Untouchable; Eagle Is Back, The; Looking Back; Johnny Guitar; Posin'; Embraceable You; Broke and Lonely; I Just Wants Me Some Love; Cold, Co...
Artists: Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Ultimate Johnny "Guitar" Watson rarities package, containing almost everything he cut between 1959 and 1965 for independent labels big and small. This period of JGW's...continue...
Like many a journeyman bluesman, Johnny "Guitar" Watson led something of an itinerant recording life during much of his career, wandering from label to label in the 1950s and 1960s with just a little ...continue...
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Elmore James: Classic Early Recordings 1951-1956
Elmore James: Classic Early Recordings 1951-1956

3 CD / Ace (Label) / 2007-08-28

Artists: Elmore James

The definitive early recordings of Elmore James, the man who changed the face of post-war slide guitar, return to the Ace catalogue with this 3CD...continue...
Includes liner notes by Ray Topping.

Although a few hardcore electric Chicago blues fans might take offense at the remark, Elmore James' work does not comprise the most varied discography among...continue...
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B.B. King: Best of the Blues Guitar King 1951-1966
B.B. King: Best of the Blues Guitar King 1951-1966

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2007-06-05

Tracks: Every Day I Have the Blues; You Upset Me Baby; When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer; 3 O'Clock Blues; Rock Me Baby; Sugar Mama; Catfish Blues A.K.A. Fishin' After Me; Sweet Little Angel; Ten Long Years;...
Artists: B.B. King

An eighteen-track mid-price Best Of from the King of the Blues. A companion to our recent full price "Best Of The Early Years" (CDCHD 1150),...continue...
Audio Remasterer: Duncan Cowell.

This budget-priced sampler of some of the best of the innovative guitarist B.B. King's recordings from throughout the 1950s and '60s features his first Billboar...continue...
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Johnny Moore's Three Blazers: Be Cool: The Modern and Dolphin Sessions 1952-1954 *
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers: Be Cool: The Modern and Dolphin Sessions 1952-1954 *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2007-04-24

Tracks: Dragnet Blues; Drifting Blues; Saturday Night (For Nights Drunk); There Is No Greater Love; Johnny, Johnny; Johnny's After Hours (Lazy Blues) - (previously unreleased); Down in Texas - (previously un...
Artists: Johnny Moore's Three Blazers

Exquisite, early `50s west coast ''cool blues'' from one of the genre's most cherished acts. Johnny Moore's Three Blazers survived the late 1940's defection of...continue...
Personnel: Nelson Alexander Trio (vocals); Frankie Ervin, Mari Jones (vocals).

Additional personnel: Nelson Alexander (vocals).

Liner Note Author: Jim Dawson.

Recording informatio...continue...
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Various Artists: Even More Mellow Cats 'n' Kittens: Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1945-1951
Various Artists: Even More Mellow Cats 'n' Kittens: Hot R&B and Cool Blues 1945-1951

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2007-01-09

Artists: Various Artists

The third volume in Ace's ongoing series of mostly up-tempo west coast R&B obscurities from the late 1940s and early 1950s upholds the standards of...continue...
The vaults of Modern Records seem to be deeper than anyone had suspected, filling a third volume of R&B/jump blues rarities with this 24-track compilation (with further installments apparently on the ...continue...
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Hadda Brooks: Femme Fatale
Hadda Brooks: Femme Fatale

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2006-11-21

Artists: Hadda Brooks

CD reissue of classic 1956 R&B release comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. This was Hadda's one and only album to be recorded as...continue...
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Roosevelt Sykes: Roosevelt Sykes Sings the Blues
Roosevelt Sykes: Roosevelt Sykes Sings the Blues

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2006-11-21

Tracks: Slave For Your Love; Gone With the Wind; Wild Side; Out on a Limb; Honey Child; Never Loved Like This Before; Last Chance; Casual Friend; Your Will Is Mine; Hupe Dupe Do
Artists: Roosevelt Sykes

An immensely enjoyable set of low-key Chicago blues, recorded in 1962 and featuring 'The Honeydripper' in fine fettle. Re-mastered from the original stereo production masters...continue...
Originally released on the Diablo label in 1962, ROOSEVELT SYKES SINGS THE BLUES is a classic Sykes date. The set is full of romping boogies, slow-burn ballads, and straight-ahead blues stomps featuri...continue...
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John Fahey: Days Have Gone By, Vol. 6 [Remaster]
John Fahey: Days Have Gone By, Vol. 6 [Remaster]

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2006-09-25

Tracks: Revolt of the Dyke Brigade; Impressions of Susan; Joe Kirby Blues; Night Train of Valhalla; Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California; Raga Called Pat - Part One, A; Raga Called Pat - Part Two,...
Artists: John Fahey

Digitally remastered reissue of the classic 1967 album by the late enigmatic acoustic guitar legend....continue...
Solo performer: John Fahey (acoustic guitar).

Recorded in 1967. Includes original LP liner notes by Elijah P. Lovejoy (John Fahey) and reissue liner notes by Monica Kendrick.

Digitally r...continue...
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Smokey Wilson (SoCal Blues): Round Like an Apple: Big Town Sessions 1977-1978 *
Smokey Wilson (SoCal Blues): Round Like an Apple: Big Town Sessions 1977-1978 *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2006-09-19

Tracks: I Want to Do It to You; I'm Gonna Put You Down; I Wish I Was Single; Low Rider (Deuce & A Quarter) - (previously unreleased); You Shattered My Dreams; Goin' Away Baby (Round Like an Apple) - (previou...
Artists: Smokey Wilson (SoCal Blues)

A CD release for the very rare Smokey Wilson album recorded for Big Town in the late 70s. Wilson was the natural successor to Howling...continue...
Audio Remixer: Rob Keyloch.

Recording information: 1977-1978.

Photographer: Erik Lindahl....continue...
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Various Artists: Battle of Hastings Street: Raw Detroit Blues & R&B from Joe's Record Shop 1953-1954
Various Artists: Battle of Hastings Street: Raw Detroit Blues & R&B from Joe's Record Shop 1953-1954

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2006-08-29

Artists: Various Artists

2006 collection of 24 unissued or unbelievably rare and raw '50s Detroit Blues and R&B tracks recorded 'on location' at Joe Von Battle's record shop...continue...
If you asked even knowledgeable blues fans what blues music came from Detroit in the late '40s and early '50s, most of them probably couldn't name anything besides the early recordings of John Lee Hoo...continue...
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Various Artists: Blues for Dootsie: The Blue and Dootone Sides
Various Artists: Blues for Dootsie: The Blue and Dootone Sides

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2006-06-27

Artists: Various Artists

First time on CD for these 30 rare West Coast blues sides cut for and by Dootsie Williams, including everything from Jump to Down Home...continue...
Veteran West Coast horn man Walter "Dootsie" Williams founded Blue Records in 1949, originally to release the raunchy "blue" songs of comedian Billy Mitchell (the first of these, "Song of the Woodpeck...continue...
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Various Artists: Cool Daddy: The Central Avenue Scene 1951-1957, Vol. 3
Various Artists: Cool Daddy: The Central Avenue Scene 1951-1957, Vol. 3

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2006-04-25

Tracks: Gotta Have You Baby - Various Artists; No Parking After Eight - Various Artists; Hey Little Girl - Various Artists; Hoo Doo You Baby - Various Artists; Steelin' the Blue - Various Artists; You Brough...
Artists: Various Artists

Righteous meets riotous at the corner of Vernon and Haven! 24 more cool 1950s killers from the deep vaults of Combo Records. Features many of...continue...
Veteran horn man Jake "Vernon" Porter grew tired of the road as the 1950s opened, and after acquiring a Magnechord tape machine, set up a little studio in the back of his L.A. home, giving birth to Co...continue...
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Roy Hawkins: Bad Luck Is Falling: The Modern, RPM and Kent Recordings, Vol. 2 *
Roy Hawkins: Bad Luck Is Falling: The Modern, RPM and Kent Recordings, Vol. 2 *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2006-03-14

Tracks: It's Hard; Thrill Is Gone, The; Highway 59; Bad Luck Is Falling; Wine Drinkin' Woman; Doin' All Right; Sleepless Nights; Thrill Hunt, The; Royal Hawk; September Song; Condition I'm In, The; Would You...
Artists: Roy Hawkins

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.

If ever an artist had a right to claim the blues, it was Roy Hawkins. Born in Texas, he migrated to California in the late '30s, and by the mid-'40s the piano pl...continue...
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ACED 1096
Various Artists: More Mellow Cats 'N' Kittens
Various Artists: More Mellow Cats 'N' Kittens

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-12-27

Artists: Various Artists

Primarily drawn once again from the early recordings of Modern Records, and supplemented with a generous portion of un-reissued and unheard masters from the Sensation...continue...
When over half of a various-artists compilation of rhythm and blues from the late '40s and early '50s is comprised of previously unreleased recordings, and when one of the artists is billed as "Unknow...continue...
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ACED 1087
B.B. King: The Blues [Bonus Tracks]
B.B. King: The Blues [Bonus Tracks]

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-12-27

Tracks: Why Do Everything Happen to Me; Ruby Lee; When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer; Don't Have to Cry aka Past Day; Boogie Woogie Woman; Early in the Morning; I Want to Get Married; That Ain't the Way to Do...
Artists: B.B. King

The Blues was B.B. King's second Crown LP drawn from his RPM singles recorded between 1951-1958, this album traces his early development into a world...continue...
Personnel: Jim Messina, Tommy Tedesco .

Liner Note Authors: John Broven; Jon Broven.

Recording information: 1951-1958.

Recorded in 1960, THE BLUES was one of the last albums B.B. ...continue...
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ACED 1084
Various Artists: Ace 30th Birthday Celebration: Blues and R&B
Various Artists: Ace 30th Birthday Celebration: Blues and R&B

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-11-15

Tracks: Hand in Hand - Elmore James; Dog Me Around - Howlin' Wolf; House Rent Boogie - John Lee Hooker; You're an Old Lady - Driftin' Slim; Boogie in the Park - Joe Hill Louis; Too Tired - Johnny "Guitar" Wa...
Artists: Various Artists

It's all here, 20 tracks of some of the finest R'n'B (in the proper sense of the term) toonery ever laid down. Elmore James, Howlin'...continue...
Founded in 1975 by record dealer Ted Carroll, former Horslips manager Roger Armstrong, and industry vet Trevor Churchill, Britain's Ace Records -- its name borrowed from producer Johnny Vincent's lege...continue...
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ACED 1076
B.B. King: The Great B.B. King [Ace]
B.B. King: The Great B.B. King [Ace]

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-08-23

Tracks: Sweet Sixteen, Pts. 1 & 2; Quit My Baby; I Was Blind; What Can I Do; Some Day Somewhere; Sneakin' Around; Ten Long Years; Be Careful with a Fool; Whole Lotta' Love; Days of Old; Young Dreamers - (pre...
Artists: B.B. King

Part of Ace's on-going series of mid-price releases based on B.B. King's original Crown LPs. The Great B.B. King LP was released in 1960 to...continue...
Liner Note Author: Jon Broven.

Photographers: Jon Broven; Roger Armstrong; Victor Pearlin.

Released in early 1960, the LP The Great B.B. King was actually a budget-priced compilation of ...continue...
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ACED 1049
Little Willie Littlefield: Boogie, Blues and Bounce: The Modern Recordings, Vol. 2 *
Little Willie Littlefield: Boogie, Blues and Bounce: The Modern Recordings, Vol. 2 *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-07-19

Tracks: Beehive Jump - (previously unreleased); Once Was Lucky; Tell Me Baby; Blues at Sunset; So Fine and Brown; Open Road Blues - (previously unreleased); Mello Cats; Merry Christmas; Hucklebuck with Willi...
Artists: Little Willie Littlefield

A boogie piano prodigy, the teenage Littlefield was one of Modern's most important signings and - as the title implies - this CD displays every...continue...
Personnel: Little Willie Littlefield (vocals, piano); Chuck Norris , Mitchell "Tiny" Webb, Jesse Ervin (guitar); Floyd Turnham, Don Wilkerson, Earl Sumner Jackson, Lorenzo "Buddy" Floyd, Maxwell Stree...continue...
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ACED 1056
Various Artists: Modern Downhome Blues Sessions, Vol. 4: Southern Country Blues Guitarists 1948-1952
Various Artists: Modern Downhome Blues Sessions, Vol. 4: Southern Country Blues Guitarists 1948-1952

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-07-19

Artists: Various Artists

This compilation features Joe Bihari's recordings of the charismatic southern downhome guitarists, including Little Son Jackson, Jesse Thomas, Pine Top Slim, and Smokey Hogg with...continue...
The fourth in a series spotlighting blues releases from the Bihari Brothers' California-based Modern Records label, this installment features gutbucket country-blues, mostly recorded in Atlanta and Da...continue...
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ACED 1057
Hadda Brooks: That's Where I Came In: The Modern Recordings 1946-47 *
Hadda Brooks: That's Where I Came In: The Modern Recordings 1946-47 *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-05-10

Tracks: Keep Your Hand on Your Heart - (previously unreleased); Take Me; Why Was I Born - (previously unreleased); Always - (previously unreleased, Take 3); Anna Lucasta - (previously unreleased, Take 1); Be...
Artists: Hadda Brooks

The Latest in Ace's series of reissues of original Moder/Flair/RPM repertopire turns the spotlights once again on the modern label's first lady, Ms Hadda Brooks....continue...
Personnel: Hadda Brooks (vocals).

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.

In the course of researching a previous CD of Hadda Brooks' instrumentals on Modern Records, the Ace label came across a...continue...
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ACED 1046
B.B. King: Singin' the Blues [Ace]
B.B. King: Singin' the Blues [Ace]

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-04-19

Tracks: Please Love Me; You Upset Me Baby; Every Day I Have the Blues; Bad Luck; 3 O'Clock Blues; Blind Love; Woke Up This Morning; You Know I Love You; Sweet Little Angel; Ten Long Years; Did You Ever Love ...
Artists: B.B. King

The eighth volume in the Ace Records highly successful mid-price series based on B.B. King's original Crown LPs with bonus tracks. 'Singin' The Blues' was...continue...
Personnel: B.B. King (vocals, guitar); Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jewell L. Grant (alto saxophone); Bumps Myers, Maurice Simon, Jack McVea, Lorenzo Holden, Maxwell Street Jimm...continue...
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ACED 1041
Elmore James/Elmore James & His Broomdusters: Blues After Hours
Elmore James/Elmore James & His Broomdusters: Blues After Hours

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-04-19

Tracks: Dust My Blues; Sunnyland; Mean and Evil; Dark and Dreary; Standing at the Crossroads; Happy Home; No Love in My Heart; Blues Before Sunrise; I Was a Fool; Goodbye Baby; Late Hours at Midnight; Quarte...
Artists: Elmore James/Elmore James & His Broomdusters

Following our success with the mid-price Crown reissues by B.B. King and Howling Wolf, Ace Records presents the classic Elmore James Crown LP with bonus...continue...
Personnel: Elmore James (vocals, guitar); Elmore James (slide guitar); Johnny Jones (piano).

Liner Note Author: Dave Sax.

Recording information: 1955-1970.

Photographer: George Ad...continue...
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ACED 1043
B.B. King: More
B.B. King: More

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2005-01-04

Artists: B.B. King

The seventh volume in Ace's ongoing series based on B.B. King's original Crown LPs with 8 bonus tracks. 2004....continue...
Contains 8 bonus tracks.

Liner Note Author: John Broven.

More was originally released on the budget label Crown with the majority of tracks recorded just before he changed record labels ...continue...
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ACED 1034
Various Artists: Modern Downhome Blues, Vol. 3: Memphis On Down
Various Artists: Modern Downhome Blues, Vol. 3: Memphis On Down

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2004-11-09

Artists: Various Artists

The third volume in the highly acclaimed series on the Modern Records Downhome Blues Sessions, this time from 1951 - 1955....continue...
This third volume of raw, Southern (or Southern-style) blues, largely of the early electric sort, concentrates on recordings done in the early '50s in Memphis and Arkansas, though the five Dixie Blues...continue...
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Andrew
Andrew "Smokey" Hogg: Midnight Blues *

1 CD / Ace (Label) / 2004-11-09

Tracks: You Can't Keep Your Business Straight - (previously unreleased); Believe I'll Change Towns; Late Prowling Girl; Misery Blues - (previously unreleased); Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes; Trouble in Mind...
Artists: Andrew "Smokey" Hogg

Personnel: Andrew "Smokey" Hogg (vocals, guitar, piano); Hadda Brooks, Austin McCoy (piano); Sharkey Hall, Al Wichard (drums).

Liner Note Author: Tony Rounce.

Recording information: Jake...continue...
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