Blues Masters Vol. 1-10
The best in blues
In 1972, Blue Horizon released the limited edition ‘BLUES MASTERS‘ set of LPs, featuring albums by Champion Jack Dupree, Bukka White and a selection of other classic American blues artists.
‘The King of the Slide Guitar,’ Elmore James was one of the most famous bluesmen, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. The posthumous release on 1970, was Volume 1 in the ‘Blues Masters’ series, includes landmark recordings of ‘Dust My Broom,’ ‘It Hurts Me Too’ and more.
Otis Rush was famous for his distinctive guitar style, making a name for himself with his westside Chicago Blues style. He appeared on Blue Horizon with a 1969 compilation ‘This One’s a Good ‘Un’
Another of the classic Chicago blues players, Magic Sam – or Samuel Gene Maguett as he was born – appeared on Blue Horizon with a compilation of tracks recorded between 1937 and 1969, and released on LP in 1970. Sam was inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame in 1982.
Booker T. Washington “Bukka” White is an esteemed member of the Blues Hall of Fame for his distinctive take on Delta-country blues, featuring on the ‘Memphis Country Blues Festival’ live album in 1968, before going on to release the full length ‘Memphis Hot Shots’ via Blue Horizon.
Also available as the ‘Memphis Hot Shots’ album
A compatriot of Bukka White, Lewis – born Walter E. Lewis – hailed from Memphis, TN, and was a guitarist steeped in the country-blues tradition. Lewis also appeared on the ‘Memphis Country Blues Festival’ live album on Blue Horizon, and released ‘Presenting the Country Blues’ on the label in 1969.
Also available as the ‘Presenting the Country Blues’ album
Mississippi Joe Callicott
Callicott is the third artist who played at the Memphis Country Blues’ album to go on to release a full-length on Blue Horizon, with his ‘Presenting the Country Blues’ LP. Callicott hailed from Mississippi, and exemplified the Delta blues spirit.
Also available as the ‘Presenting The Country Blues’ album
Hailing from Memphis, TN, Johnny Shines, played with Robert Johnson in the 1930’s, before moving to Chicago & becoming a noted part of the blues scene in the city. He recorded one album – ‘Last Night’s Dream’ for Blue Horizon.
Also available as the ‘Last Night’s Dream’ album
Piano player Sunnyland Sim (aka Andrew Luandrew) was a key musician in establishing the Chicago blues movement in the 1950’s. His Blue Horizon album, originally titled ‘Midnight Jump,’ was recorded in Chicago in 1968, featuring The Chicago Blues Allstars and including Willie Dixon and Johnny Shines, with production by Mike Vernon.
Also available as the ‘Midnight Jump’ album
Johnny Young held a unique place in the post-war Chicago blues scene, as one of the few mandolin players active at the time. He recorded for a number of classic labels including Vanguard and Arhoolie, and appeared on Blue Horizon with the 1970 album ‘Fat Mandolin.’
Also available as the
‘Fat Mandolin’ album
Champion Jack Dupree
Bestowed with his name after a career as a Golden Gloves-winning boxer, Champion Jack Dupree later went on to become a legend in the music world for his talents as a blues and boogie-woogie piano player, releasing two albums for Blue Horizon: ‘When You Feel The Feeling You Was Feeling,’ and ‘Scoobydoobydoo,’ along with a host of singles.