Various Artists - Oakland Blues
Brand new. Sealed album.
This beautiful piece of vinyl is a perfect guide to the untold story of the Blues in Oakland. While the history of Blues is more associated with Mississippi, Chicago, Texas and Louisiana than the West Coast, it's a matter of facts that Oakland has always been a thriving centre for African American culture and this album represents a great exploration of its deep relationship with the Blues. The whole first side consists of eight tracks of pure West Coast Jump Blues by the legendary pianist and singer Jimmy McCracklin while the second side is shared between one-man band wizard Juke Boy Bonner and the electric Blues of Johnny Fuller, and Jimmy Wilson and The Blues Basters. All sessions come from the 1950's archives of Bob Geddins's Irma Records, the legendary record label that became the house for the East Bay Blues sound.