Just five years after buying her first guitar, Joan Baez became the leading female voice in folk music. A reissue of her debut album shows what made her such a force.
Craft Recordings’ New Orleans anthology features debuts by Johnny Adams and Irma Thomas alongside regional icons like Professor Longhair.
Craft Recordings has put together a box set of Ramón Sabat’s recorded late night, Cuban jam sessions that represent Havana’s golden age.
Attention should be paid to great singers/groups, largely forgotten today but worth rediscovering like Linda Lyndell, Jimmy Hughes, and Lindell Hill.
His astonishing debut LP was recorded when Ted Hawkins was a street performer – and released when he was in jail. The reissue from Craft Recordings lovingly recaptures his unique blend of blues, folk, and soul.