John Lee Hooker represents the Mississippi blues in its purest form. Today he remains not only a blues icon but a music legend whose name will live on through songs like those featured here - a collection that, amazingly, can only scratch the surface of his total recorded legacy.
Dean Martin was an American actor, singer and comedian. Martin established himself as a notable singer, recording numerous contemporary songs as well as standards from the Great American Songbook. He became one of the most popular acts in Las Vegas and was known for his friendship with fellow artists Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., who together formed...
Michael Kiwanuka is a 30 year old British soul singer. He has released two albums since being signed in 2011. He has received many accolades since then, and he recorded several of his songs at The Royal Albert Hall in 2017 for the live EP Out Loud, being released for RSD 2018 on 180g vinyl.
Rush is the soundtrack album for the 1991 film of the same name. Written and performed by Eric Clapton, the soundtrack album includes the song "Tears in Heaven", which won three Grammy awards in 1993. In a review of the album, AllMusic Guide wrote: "This album has far more impact than you might expect from the score to a movie".
MTV Unplugged in New York is a live album by American rock band Nirvana, released on November 1, 1994 by DGC Records. The album features an acoustic performance recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993, for the television series MTV Unplugged. The show was directed by Beth McCarthy and aired on the cable television network MTV...
"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).