Recommended Recording: Black Tornado, by Magic Slim

Recommended Recordings

As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend Black Tornado, by Magic Slim, released in 1998 on Blind Pig Records.

CD cover, Magic Slim, Black Tornado, released in 1998 on Blind Pig Records
CD cover, Magic Slim, Black Tornado, released in 1998 on Blind Pig Records

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Recommended Recording: Reconsider Baby – The Complete Checker Singles 1954-1962, by Lowell Fulson

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As part of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we are recommending Reconsider Baby – The Complete Checker Singles 1954-1962 by Lowell Fulson.

CD cover, Lowell Fulson, Reconsider Baby - The Complete Checker Singles 1954-1962, released on Jasmine Records
CD cover, Lowell Fulson, Reconsider Baby – The Complete Checker Singles 1954-1962, released on Jasmine Records

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Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings also include these Lowell Fulson releases:

CD cover, Lowell Fulson, Blues Shadows (with the Powder Blues Band), recorded in Vancouver, B.C. in 1982
CD cover, Lowell Fulson, Blue Shadows (with the Powder Blues Band), recorded in Vancouver, B.C. in 1982

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Recommended Recording: Blue Shadows by Lowell Fulson

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As part of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we are recommending Blue Shadows by Lowell Fulson.

This album was recorded at Blue Wave Studios in Vancouver, B.C. in 1982 and features Lowell Fulson backed by the Powder Blues Band.

CD cover, Lowell Fulson, Blues Shadows (with the Powder Blues Band), recorded in Vancouver, B.C. in 1982
CD cover, Lowell Fulson, Blue Shadows (with the Powder Blues Band), recorded in Vancouver, B.C. in 1982

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Recommended Recording: Otis Rush – All Your Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago

Recommended Recordings

As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend All Your Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, released on Delmark Records.

CD cover, All You Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.
CD cover, All You Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.

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Our Recommended Recordings also include these Otis Rush albums:

CD cover, Classic Cobra Records Recordings 1956-1958 by Otis Rush
CD cover, Classic Cobra Records Recordings 1956-1958 by Otis Rush
CD cover, So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.
CD cover, So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.

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Recommended Recording: Otis Rush – So Many Roads Live In Concert

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As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, released on Delmark Records. This is a live 1970’s recording of Otis Rush performing in Japan.

CD cover, So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.
CD cover, So Many Roads: Live In Concert by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.

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Our Recommended Recordings also include these Otis Rush recordings:

CD cover, Classic Cobra Records Recordings 1956-1958 by Otis Rush
CD cover, Classic Cobra Records Recordings 1956-1958 by Otis Rush
CD cover, All You Love I Miss Loving: Lice At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.
CD cover, All You Love I Miss Loving: Live At The Wise Fools Pub Chicago by Otis Rush, on Delmark Records.

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Recommended Recording – You’re Gonna Miss Me: Complete Singles Collection As & Bs 1951-1958 by Guitar Slim

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As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend You’re Gonna Miss Me: Complete Singles Collection As & Bs 1951-1958 by Guitar Slim, released on Jasmine Records.

Guitar Slim - You're Gonna Miss Me: The Complete Singles Collection As & Bs 1951-1958, released on Jasmine Records. CD cover.
Guitar Slim – You’re Gonna Miss Me: The Complete Singles Collection As & Bs 1951-1958, released on Jasmine Records. CD cover.

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Here’s a video of Buddy Guy talking about Guitar Slim:

Here is a video of Guitar Slim’s best known recording, The Things I Used To Do, released in 1953, which has been covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others.


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Recommended Recording – I’m A Lover Not A Fighter: Complete Excello Singles 1958-1962 by Lazy Lester

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As one of Our Recommendations and Recommended Recordings, we recommend I’m A Lover Not A Fighter: Complete Excello Singles 1958-1962 by Lazy Lester, released on Jasmine Records.

Lazy Lester - I'm A Lover Not A Fighter: The Complete Excello Singles 1958-1962, released on Jasmine Records. CD cover.
Lazy Lester – I’m A Lover Not A Fighter: The Complete Excello Singles 1958-1962, released on Jasmine Records. CD cover.

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Recommended Recording – Willie Mabon – Willie’s Blues 1952-1957 – released on Jasmine Records

Recommended Recordings

We have included Willie’s Blues – The Greatest Hits 1952-1957, a collection of Willie Mabon recordings, originally on Chess Records by re-released by Jasmine Records, as one of our Recommended Recordings.

CD cover, Willie Mabon - Willie's Blues, The Greatest Hits 1952-1957 - released on Jasmine Records
CD cover, Willie MabonWillie’s Blues, The Greatest Hits 1952-1957 – released on Jasmine Records

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Here is a link the Willie Mabon Artist Overview page on Amazon.com.

Here are some videos of Willie Mabon performances:

I Don’t Know on French TV, 1974

I’m Mad, at the American Folk & Blues Festival, Germany, 1980

Some Recordings About Parchman Farm

Parchman Farm is the maximum security Mississippi State Penitentiary for men. It is located on Highway 49W between Tutwiler and Drew. Also see our web page for Parchman Farm Blues.

The Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Parchman Farm Blues is located directly across the highway from the main entrance gate of the Mississippi State Peniteniary. There is an unpaved parking lot immediately adjacent to the marker so you can pull off the highway to see it.

Miississippi Blues Trail marker for Parchman Farm Blues near the main gate of the Mississippi State Penitentiary
Miississippi Blues Trail marker for Parchman Farm Blues near the main gate of the Mississippi State Penitentiary

The GPS location of the Mississippi Blues Trail‘s Parchman Farm marker is: N 33° 55.123′ W 90° 29.815’
The front side of the Parchman Farm marker reads:

PARCHMAN FARM BLUES

The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has inspired many songs, including ‘Parchman Farm Blues‘ by singer-guitarist Booker ‘Bukka’ White, who was once an inmate here, and ‘Parchman Farm‘ by jazz singer-pianist Mose Allison. Folklorists from the Library of Congress and other institutions also came to Parchman beginning in the 1930s to document the pre-blues musical forms of field hollers and work songs, which survived due to the prison’s relative isolation from modern cultural influences.”  Continue reading Some Recordings About Parchman Farm