Rainy Day Blues

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Top Left: Dynamic Bobby Bland’s, Here’s The Man!!!  Produced in 1962, this was the first Duke album issued in stereo format.  This is a 1988 repress.  Its not the prettiest, but it plays fine! This album is not available on cd and has not been repressed or released since 88.

Bottom Left:  An RCA Legendary Performer Collection, this is a great Woody Guthrie compilation, documenting his finest “Dust Bowl Ballads”. Released in 77, this issue is in great shape with slight discoloration on the cover, but still includes original booklet insert filled with great photos.

Top Right:  Arkansas Trap, one of George “Harmonica” Smith’s few solo releases, shows his strong admiration for the style of Little Walter. Known mostly for his collaborative work with many of the greats like Muddy Waters, his solo work is also a great, rare find. Released in 1971 on Dream (London Records), this is a promo copy in good condition.

Bottom Right:  Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues, was not recognized as such until this 1961 re release on Columbia, allowing his music (recorded in 1936-37) to reach a wider audience for the first time. Now recognized as a master of blues, Johnson died at 27 before his time. This copy in good condition, a must have for any serious blues collector.

Do you have old vinyl records you want to sell!?  Call Bucks Burnett of Cloud 8 Music and he will take them off of your hands.  (469) 867-4074

Cuz we’re from Texas!

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Cloud 8 has really bumped up its Country, Western, and Blues selection up at the store.  Here are some of our favorites!  Here a song from all these selections at Double Wide Bar in Dallas every Sunday with DJ Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.  $3 You Call Its, All Vinyl, All Night.

Good Timin’ Sundays at Double Wide

 

Monday Blues

Once again, we owe thanks to Monk Records.  This Italian label has been spitting out represses of some of the best early American Blues artists for years, including Blind Blake.  This sealed copy includes 18 phenomenal tracks, an absolute gem.  20130401-130808.jpg

Recorded originally for release on Warner Bro. Records, these early 1940′s recordings have been released on Moses Asch Folkways Records.  There are 10 tracks in total, all songs written by Woody Guthrie. Both the record and cover are in excellent condition.  20130401-130814.jpgRecorded during the late 50′s as the American Folk music revival was just getting underway, Odetta and The Blues was released in 1962.  All of the songs are classic, including covers of Bessie Smith’s “Weeping Willow” and “Nobody Knows You”.  The cover has slight ware on the front, with all corners and edges in good shape.  The record is in great condition.  20130401-130820.jpg