BGO 2 in 1 remasters of two late 60's blues jazz psych classics. Love their unconventional blues music that mixes latin, jazz, psych with trad blues. Californian Outlaw Blues Band were signed to ABC's Bluesway label by renowned producer Bob Thiele. Thiele had an impressive reputation as a Jazz producer, heading up the Impulse label. Amongst his production credits are B.B. King, John Coltrane and John Lee Hooker. The band recorded these two diverse and musically outstanding albums in 1968 before splitting up. Digitally remastered and slipcased and with new notes. Both classic albums from 1968 & 69. Great electric blues similar to early Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Mike Goudreau & The Boppin Band present their 6th release "Sweet Blues". This album features a dynamic mix of Swing, Rock, Soul, Gospel and Jazzy Blues that they have become well known for with accolades from their peers as well as blues media and aficionados! 12 brand new original songs, all written and sung by guitarist Mike Goudreau who's accompanied by an all star band featuring the stellar horns of tenor saxophonist Dany Roy and trumpet player and arranger Maxime St-Pierre.
For the first time in her career, Blues diva Dana Gillespie releases a live album. After four studio sets for Ace, dating back to 1982's Blue Job, this CD is released in response to the demand by her audiences around the world. Recorded with the London Blues Band in Poole in 2006, the set features the dynamic guitar skills of Dino Baptiste. No fancy studio tweaks are used here. Dana and the Band cut the mustard, with the very highest level of musicianship, spiced up with a lot of fun, to create this straight-ahead record of a fabulous gig from a great singer with a great band.
One of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues, singer/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal soon broadened his approach, taking a musicologist's interest in a multitude of folk and roots music from around the world reggae and other Caribbean folk, jazz, gospel, R&B, zydeco, various West African styles, Latin, even Hawaiian. The African-derived heritage of most of those forms allowed Mahal to explore his own ethnicity from a global perspective and to present the blues as part of a wider musical context.