"Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul" (often referred to simply as Otis Blue) is the third studio album by American soul singer Otis Redding. It was first released on September 15, 1965, by Volt Records.
Gregory Porter, the best-selling contemporary Jazz/Soul artist with over 3 million album sales, returns with "All Rise", his sixth studio album.
"Slowhand" is the fifth solo studio album by Eric Clapton. Released on 25 November 1977 by RSO Records, and titled after Clapton's nickname, it is one of his most commercially and critically successful studio albums. "Slowhand" produced the two hit singles "Lay Down Sally" and "Wonderful Tonight"
Vernon "Geater" Davis (29 January 1946 – 29 September 1984) was an American soul singer and songwriter. He has been described as "one of the South's great lost soul singers, an impassioned stylist whose voice was a combination of sweetness and sandpaper grit."
Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist, and actor who was among the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rhythm &...
Jalacy "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, film producer, and boxer. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You", he sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him an early pioneer of shock rock.
Delores LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) was an American rhythm-and-blues singer who had several hit records on the pop chart in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her most successful records were "Tweedle Dee" (1955), "Jim Dandy" (1956), and "I Cried a Tear" (1958).
"Buddy Guy is by far, and without doubt, the best guitar player alive" Eric Clapton once proclaimed. Pretty awesome for a kid who started out on a two-string guitar pieced together from a chunk of wood and his mother's hairpins. But that was the way of things for George 'Buddy' Guy. Stone Crazy Blues - this compilation gathers the recordings that launched...
Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
"Little Dreamer" is an album by British blues rock musician Peter Green, who was the founder of Fleetwood Mac and a member from 1967–70. Released in 1980, this was his third solo album, and the second in his 'middle period' of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Most of the tracks on this album were written by Green's brother Mike.
Robert William Cray (born August 1, 1953) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He has led his own band and won five Grammy Awards. Collected consists of 23 songs, starting in 1980 with the song “Too Many Cooks” and ending with his 2017 released “The Same Love That Made Me Laugh”.
Like the two ‘Lonesome & Blue’ compilation albums containing the ‘Rhythm ‘n Blues’ & ‘Rock ‘n Roll’ music that inspired Keith and Mick, fellow Londoners Led Zeppelin were also fans of the rich Afro-American jazz and blues culture. They were Inspired by Muddy Waters’ Mississippi blues, Robert Johnson’s Delta blues and the upcoming Rock ‘n Roll from...
"Tourist" is the third studio album by French producer Ludovic Navarre, released under his stage name St Germain. The album's musical style is described by AllMusic as "a synthesis of electronics with jazz soloing".As of 2018, "Tourist" has sold over four million copies worldwide."Tourist" formed the soundtrack of the 2001 French film "Chaos".
"Green Onions" is the debut album by Booker T. & the M.G.'s, released on Stax Records in October 1962. The title single had been a hit worldwide and was covered by dozens of artists, including the Blues Brothers and Roy Buchanan (both with Steve Cropper on guitars), as well as The Ventures, Al Kooper, The Shadows, Mongo Santamaría and Count Basie.
Is there another more responsible for the blues as we know them than Willie Dixon? A songwriter and musician without peer, Willie wrote blues standard after blues standard. Not only did his songs become career-making hits for the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, among others, but it inspired another generation of musicians including the...
Muddy Waters, was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in its first year (1980) and the R&R Hall Of Fame in the Blues Pioneer category in 1987. In terms of his early hit singles, you won't do much better than this album overviewing his jukebox hits in the period 1948-1958.