Earl Hooker – Bertha (1967)

“This rare circa-1967 album has what you’d expect from a vintage Earl Hooker LP: blues instrumentals with unfailingly stinging guitar, a relaxed groove, and soul-tinged arrangements bolstered by solid organ.(…)But for the most part the program is original, including one number, “Bertha,” that seems to look toward Santo & Johnny’s sleepy slide guitar workouts for inspiration.” Source

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Edmond Hall’s Blue Note Jazz Men – Blues at Blue Note (1943)

“An outstanding clarinetist famed for his exuberant, rough-edged solos and his tenure with Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars. It took Edmond Hall a long period to develop his own musical individuality, but by the early ’40s he had a very distinctive and dirty sound on the clarinet that was immediately recognizable within one note.” Source