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Mercy Dee Dalton - Masterly Texas Blues

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In current rotation -

John Waite - Best

Ratt - Infestation

Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick '77

ZZ Top - The First Album

Cry of Love - Brother (RIP Kelly Holland)

Kings X - Live at London (due to the recent 12 string thread)

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Eddie Hinton

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Love Henry Vestine's two guitar solos, start about 4:30 mark. The fuzz tone is so dry and cool - especially the second solo where the fuzz is feeding back and getting half-gated/spitty at the same time (insert fist-pump icon here).

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Well, it was actually yesterday, which turned into a good day for spinning.

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Steve Cropper's 2011 tribute to The 5 Royales

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Although Muddy gets the credit for popularizing electric blues, the Chess Brothers had him make an all-acoustic album in 1964 when folk singers were all the rage. In this commercial venture they came out with a masterpiece, superbly recorded, with Muddy on vocals and acoustic slide, and Chess's legendary sidemen at the time--Willie Dixon on bass, Clifton James on drums, and Buddy Guy, this time on acoustic guitar. Chess did a similar thing with Howlin' Wolf, "The Real Folk Blues."

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Finallyfound a copy of Leon's 1971 PBS special, which includes this tribute to Little Richard:

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Last week only these...

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My wife mentioned that he works with a Doctor Wu at the VA hospital, so I just had to spin this for her (side 1, track 5) last night. This morning I spun the entire album for me. I have all seven studio albums on vinyl (1972-1980) and I feel a binge-listen coming on.

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And this recently came out on a gorgeous 2LP release. I bought the CD when it came out 19 years ago and it still gets regular play. But the LP version--so lush! It just came in the mail today and I'm spinning it as I type.

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My wife mentioned that he works with a Doctor Wu at the VA hospital, so I just had to spin this for her (side 1, track 5) last night. This morning I spun the entire album for me. I have all seven studio albums on vinyl (1972-1980) and I feel a binge-listen coming on.

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And this recently came out on a gorgeous 2LP release. I bought the CD when it came out 19 years ago and it still gets regular play. But the LP version--so lush! It just came in the mail today and I'm spinning it as I type.

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Have to pull those out and give them a listen again. I have a record collection that started back in the early 70's and now totals 893 albums.

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Christmas Island by Leon Redbone.

I was at a thrift store last week and picked this CD up for fifty cents because I don't have a lot of holiday music in my collection. It's actually pretty good.

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Finally got around to spinning this yesterday. All four sides. What fun this album is! Excellent sound quality too. He has some excellent and reputable side men in his combo, including tenor sax Pete Christlieb, who played the sax parts in Steely Dan's "Deacon Blues" and drummer Bill Goodwin, who played with vibist Gary Burton on some challenging fusion albums years before Miles Davis ever thought of it.

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Keeping with my Tom Waits binge, I'm currently spinning Swordfishtrombones.

I love this crazy thing. This was quite a stepping off point from his previous recordings. He switched labels from Asylum to Island and produced his own album for the first time. The songs are more introspective and emotionally compelling without the retro schtick of his earlier albums, while the accompaniment went from beat generation coffeehouse jazz to something entirely different, often reminiscent of turn of early 20th century band instruments. Picture a singing barfly accompanied by a Salvation Army Band that's sometimes on acid. That's the closest I can come to describing it.

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My copy came most generously from Ernie Santella (aka santellavision). Just when I was getting back into LP playback, he was getting out. He had not only good taste in music but was a stickler for well recorded and mastered LPs. On that count (among others) this thing just rocks. He took requests from the HFC and I was the recipient of 17 pristine albums for the low cost of USPS media mail. I got quite a bit of the Rolling Stones discography from that shipment as well.

I'm going to listen to Swordfishtrombones in its entirety again tomorrow to start getting a sense of the arc and flow of the entire album. I'm hooked, and I wish I could invite you all over for a listen, because these panel speakers I got really bring it!

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