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Taj Mahal - Two Gallants

Artist Taj Mahal
Title Giant Step / De Ole Folks At Home
Label Columbia
Giant Step
1. Ain’t Gwine Whistle Dixie (Anymo’)
2. Take a Giant Step
3. Give Your Woman What She Wants
4. Good Morning Little School Girl
5. You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
6. Six Days on the Road
7. Farther On Down The Road (You Will Accompany Me)
8. Keep Your Hands Off Her
9. Bacon Fat

De Ole Folks At Home
10. Linin’ Track
11. Country Blues No. 1
12. Wild Ox Man
13. Light Rain Blues
14. A Little Soulful Tune
15. Candy Man
16. Cluck Old Hen
17. Colored Aristocracy
18. Blind Boy Rag
19. Stagger Lee
20. Cajun Tune
21. Fishing Blues
22. Annie’s Lover
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Taylor, Joanne Shaw - The Dirty Truth Artist Joanne Shaw Taylor
Title The Dirty Truth
Label Axe
British blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor returns to UK shores with a Nationwide UK Tour in November 2014, which follows hot on the heels of her fourth new studio album, “The Dirty Truth”, which is currently being recorded in Memphis. The tour kicks off at the Norwich Epic on 1st November and other UK including Sheffield, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Cornwall, and many more. The new album, “The Dirty Truth”, is released in the UK on Monday 22nd September on Joanne’s boutique label Axehouse Records. Joanne will be reunited with Jim Gaines who produced her 2008 debut album White Sugar.
“I wanted to go back into the studio in Memphis with Jim to retain the same vibe that we captured on the first album,” says Joanne.
“The new album is a combination of rock and blues, and I think it’s going to be an exciting collaboration, and hopefully, my fans will love the rockier edge.” The forthcoming album and UK tour follows 2013’s critically acclaimed Songs From The Road; a live album energized with soul power, blues savvy and rock roots.
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Tillis, Bishop Perry - Too Close Artist Bishop Perry Tillis
Title Too Close
Label Birdman
Perry Tillis was born July 29, 1919, in Elba , Alabama , and began playing his brand of rambling blues at a very early age. He continued playing the blues and singing gospel, despite going blind, up until his death on November 3, 2004. In the ’40s Tillis played the Chicago blues circuit alongside all-time greats likes Muddy Waters and Furry Lewis. However, when a revelation convinced him it was the devil’s music, he moved back home and began preaching the gospel.

In 1972 Swedish music archivist Begnt Olsson tracked down Tillis at his church in Samson , Alabama, and recorded these tracks over three sessions. He was frail and old when Olsson found him, but he played the guitar, both electric and acoustic, with a mosquito-like fragility that is truly transcendent.

In an age when major pre-war blues players were being rediscovered, unknown geniuses like Tillis were still playing a style of blues (gospel) that touched upon greatness and kept alive the traditions that were inspiring the likes of The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. This CD has a hallucinatory, Velvet Underground-like groove that meanders through each hymn. The slide guitar playing is beautiful and Tillis’ voice speaks of a knowledge all but lost in the 21st Century. A wonderful debut release from an unknown blues virtuoso who is missed.
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Trout, Walter - The Blues Came Callin Artist Walter Trout
Title The Blues Came Callin' [CD+DVD]
Label Provogue

FUNDRAISING PRIZE DRAW!

With YOUR help we are aiming to help raise funds to assist Walter Trout on his way to a recovery from his recent liver transplant.  Thanks to a kind donation from Jeanneanne we are able to offer the following prize bundle:
  • A limited + hand numbered 180g white vinyl copy of The Outsider
  • A copy of The Blues magazine feat. (the ONLY) interview with Walter Trout himself
  • A Spillers T shirt (any size, any colour)
All you need to do is donate £1 for a strip of raffle tickets over the counter to enter the draw.  You can buy as many tickets as you like so keep the donations rolling in for Walter!

We are running this competition until the end of June.  Good luck!



Album info :
CD + DVD From the first time Walter Trout, as a tormented teenager, heard the haunting guitar playing of Mike Bloomfield, he instinctively knew the blues was his calling. 2014 marks the year Walter Trout looks back at an almost 50-year commitment to playing and singing the blues. “The Blues Came Callin” will be released worldwide on Monday June 2..The songs on the album reflect Walter’s thoughts about mortality and his renewed appreciation for being alive.

Recorded throughout 2013 and early 2014, the new album features 12 new songs including 10 originals. Walter reunites with John Mayall on the title track The Blues Came Callin’ along with Mayall’s Piano Boogie.

Special Edition Digipack with 12 track CD and DVD. DVD features a brand new documentary of Walter shot in early 2014. The booklet is extended with a sneak preview of forthcoming book titled: “Rescued from Reality-The Life and Times of Walter Trout”
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Price: £13.99


Trout, Walter - The Outsider Artist Walter Trout
Title The Outsider
Label Provogue
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Price: £10.99


Trout, Walter - Unspoiled By Progress Artist Walter Trout
Title Unspoiled By Progress
Label Provogue
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Trout, Walter and Friends - Full Circle Artist Walter Trout and Friends
Title Full Circle
Label Ruf
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Price: £11.99


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