Tag: Mystery Train

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Bare Wires, 1968 on Decca

French pressing from 1968. This was the fourth Bluesbreaker’s LP, and the last of the peak 60s era (the name was used again for other releases in the…

Bob Dylan, Desire, 1976 on Columbia.

Bob Dylan, Desire, 1976 on Columbia. Love this LP. Hurricane and One More Cup of Coffee are faves. Scarlet Rivera on violin, Dom Cortese on Mandolin, Vincent Bell…

Lou Rawls and Les McCann Ltd., Stormy Monday, 1962 on Capitol.

Lou Rawls and Les McCann Ltd., Stormy Monday, 1962 on Capitol. Maybe ought to be “Lou Rawls Sings and Les McCann Ltd Plays Stormy Monday, with Leroy Vinnegar…

Art Tatum, The Genius of Art Tatum Number Eleven, 1955 on Clef.

Art Tatum, The Genius of Art Tatum, Number Eleven, 1955 on Clef. The last in an 11 LP series on Clef from 1953-54. This copy is from the…

Bud Powell, The Genius of Bud Powell, 1976 on Verve.

Bud Powell, The Genius of Bud Powell, 1976 on Verve. My copy is a later “Polygram Classics” reissue – runout etchings and Polygram Classics markings suggest 1983 or…

Erroll Garner, Gone Garner Gonest, 1955 on Columbia.

Erroll Garner, Gone Garner Gonest, 1955 on Columbia. My copy is a 1958 pressing with the six-eye red Columbia deep-groove label. Great rendition of Bewitched Via Mystery Train…

Various Artists, History of British Blues (Volume One), 1973 on Sire

Various Artists, History of British Blues (Volume One), 1973 on Sire Great compilation I picked up at @mystery_train_records in Gloucester Includes Peter Green and John McVie with John…

U.K. Squeeze, self-titled debut, 1978, A&M.

U.K. Squeeze, self-titled debut, 1978, A&M. U.K. Squeeze were known in the UK as Squeeze. My copy is on red translucent vinyl with promo labels. Yes, they made…

David Sylvian, Secrets of the Beehive, 1987 on Virgin

David Sylvian, Secrets of the Beehive, 1987 on Virgin The third in a trio of brilliant post-Japan solo albums with Brilliant Trees (1984) and Gone to Earth (1986)…

John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, A Hard Road, 1967 on London Records

The first Bluesbreakers album in a post-Clapton world. Best cut I think is the “Someday after a while (you’ll be sorry)” on side 2. Via Mystery Train Records

The Suburbs, Dream Hog, 1982 on Twin/Tone, 1983 on Mercury

The PolyGram/Mercury reissue after they signed the band (not the original Twin/Tone). 33 1/3rd on one side 45 on the other. It was as a result of this…

Lone Justice, Lone Justice, 1985 on Geffen

Debut self-titled by Lone Justice 1985. Found this last weekend at in Gloucester