The Greats

Some great blues records showed up in Cloud 8 this week.  Josh White, Memphis Slim, Butterfield Blues Band, and Slim Harpo.  Serious blues collectors beware. 20131231-123430.jpg

Rainy Day Blues


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!


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


Record Store Day!

In honor of Record Store Day, Cloud 8 Records will be taking 20% off ALL of its music inventory at the store, April 20th and 21st.  Bucks (owner of Cloud 8) will be hanging out all day (both days) giving out sweet deals,  even some freebies!  So when you are done chasing down deals all over town on new release vinyl, come by and pick out your old favorites at Dolly!

Where else are you going to find records like this in Dallas ?!?!?!20130420-112139.jpg

(LEFT) A fabulous, super obscure, collectors album; Nudie & His Mandolin is an original pressing from the famed western Tailor & creator of the “Nudie Suit”, worn by Hollywood and Nashville stars alike.  The inside booklet contains dozens of pictures of Nudie and his celebrity friends.  The inside cover includes autographs by Nudie and Guy Madison.  Record is in good condition, minor wear on cover.

(RIGHT) An album recorded by chance on December 18th 1969: Buddy and The Juniors is a raw, informal, acoustic session consisting of Chicago’s greatest blues artists; Buddy Guy, Junior Mance, and Junior Wells. The impromptu recording was done in one day, followed by one day of mixing in the studio, and later released on the Blue Thumb label in 1970.  Its creation began a long feud with Guy’s label at the time, Vanguard.  After they refused to pay for his flight to New York to mix an album he’d already cut with Junior Mance and Gary Bartz, Guy responded by teaming up with “the Juniors” and Blue Thumb boss, Bob Krasnow, to produce this gritty, must have album for blues lovers.  This marble colored vinyl is in great condition, with minimal ware on cover.

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

Easy Biting Stardust

Released in 71 on Mercury Records, this promo copy is a rare gem with production assistance from both Rod Stewart and Elton John.  20130225-161545.jpg

Thank you Monk for once again re-releasing one of the best blues recording artists in 12″ format.  When 75% of the song titles have the word Blues in them, you know you are doing right!20130225-161553.jpg

This orange label, first edition has just been marked down! Come get it before someone else does! It is in nothing less than mint condition!