Howlin' Wolf, possibly the most electrifying performer in modern blues history. is proud to present The Legendary Masters Series.
Leadbelly's music was an incredible collection of American tradition, and his repertoire was enormous. His musical legacy has become an important part of the folk history of America.
These live recordings are from the late 60's and throughout the 70's when Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, at their creative peak, were in huge demand and were one of the crossover black blues artists.
One of the classic 'rediscovery' albums that helped cause Bukka White to be regarded amongst the finest Delta Blues Greats.
Mississippi John Hurt (born July 3, 1893, Teoc, Mississippi; died November 2, 1966, Grenada Mississippi) made his first recordings in 1928. He played and farmed around Avalon (near Greenwood) Mississippi, the area where he lived all his life.
Big Joe Williams toured and recorded for 60 years and will always be regarded at the very top of the list of giants of the Blues. A position he unreservedly commands.
Mississippi Fred McDowell (born January 12, 1904, Roseville, Tennessee. Died July 3, 1972, Memphis, Tennessee) was born in Roseville Tennessee, and spent his formative years there, however he had long been a resident of Como, in Mississippi's hill country, when "discovered" by noted roaming Folklorist Alan Lomax, who first recorded him.
Big Joe Turner was one of the great, and perhaps even the greatest, Blues shouters. He is undisputedly one of Rock & Rolls founding fathers. His career spanned 50 years & his voice remained undiminished throughout his time. This recording is live in concert & features Mike Bloomfield on guitar.
Robert Pete Williams was one of the great country blues discoveries of the late 50's, when he was first recorded in Angola State Prison, Louisiana by folklorist Dr Harry Oster.
Sonny Boy Williamson" was the most recorded blues harmonica player, with an extensive catalogue to his credit, at his untimely death. His was to be the first urban harmonica star.
Ask any blues guitarist worth his salt who the father of electric blues guitar is and invariably they'll answer T-Bone Walker. This CD features some of T-Bone's finest studio work as well as two tracks from T. Bone Walker Jr.
The most popular and prolific blues woman outside the vaudeville tradition, she earned the respect of critics, the support of record-buying fans, and the unqualified praise of the blues artists she worked with throughout her long career.
Freddie King was born in Gilmer, Texas in 1934, a little town in the North East corner of the state. His mother was an accomplished musician who encouraged her son to play guitar. He was a passable picker by the age of 6! In 1960 he garnered his first national hit, 'Hideaway'.