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Blues - Concert Posters and Handbills

ALBERT COLLINS - Sat, June 23, 1984 (or 1979, less likely year) - at the Starry Night in Portland, Oregon - First / Only Printing concert poster - 11" x 17" - Albert Collins died a while ago - Black and white photo of Albert with the mighty stage grimace, holding guitar (action shot) - Black printing on thick index stock - Both copies have 4 staple holes each (rough) with small tears - I've only seen three copies in the 9 years I hunted extensively for concert posters and ills in the Portland area! - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B- shape - 93.00

 

ALBERT COLLINS - GRATEFUL DEAD - WHO - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL -JAMES COTTON - MAGIC SAM - QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - KALEIDOSCOPE - COLD BLOOD - SPOOKY TOOTH - IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY - Aug 13-25, 1968 at the Fillmore West - BG-133 in the Bill Graham Presents series - First Printing double size postcard with blank stamp box on reverse side - 7" x 8 31/32" - Uncommon - Pristine A / A- to A- condition - Inquire for Current Price

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ALBERT COLLINS - 1970 PORTLAND MUSIC & ART FAIR June 13 & 14, 1970 at the Civic Stadium in Portland, Oregon. BB KING - BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. with RICK GRAVENITES - DELANEY & BONNIE (With Eric Clapton?), ALBERT COLLINS - BO DIDDLEY - LITTLE RICHARD - LOVE - RAVI SHANKAR - THE FLYING BURRITO BROS. - COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD, etc. First / Only Printing concert poster -18" x 29 31/32" - Printed on thick dull coat paper, this copy was folded into 1/4"s at one point (possibly for distribution due to it's huge dimensions!) - Photo of Country Joe McDonald in Sombrero at bottom center of design - Fillmore East style, practically a clone, overall layout, two color border, etc. on thick white dull coat paper - I've only seen two copies of this poster in the 9+years I spent hunting concert posters and handbills in the Portland area! Would look great in a frame! - A few minor handling bends and bumps, corner bends, very light aging at the upper right quadrant - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B / B+ copy - INQUIRE for Availability / Price (click on the URL / web address below the card descriptions, posted next on this list) *Also have the First / Only printing handbill on card stock w/ blank backside - 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" - Same colors and design as poster - Ultra Mega Rare - I have two copies: Copy A) has a little light aging in the paper at lower right edge and a very light "scratch" in the white background (barely noticeable) Pristine A- / B+ shape - Inquire

Copy B) Has a little bit more toning (aging in the paper) at lower left and along the bottom edge to the lower right corner, as well as a bit at upper right corner - Beautiful B+ copy - Inquire

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ANN ARBOR BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL - Sept 8-10, 1972 at Otis Spann Memorial Field in Ann Arbor Michigan - First / Only Printing handbill on card stock with postcard backside - 4 1/4" x 6 15/16" - Features high contrast illustration of smiling black musician wearing suit and tie, most likely Muddy Waters, in shades of blue surrounded by some burgundy-brown shading - Typeset lettering lists all of the following acts:

MILES DAVIS / OTIS RUSH / BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND / ARCHIE SHEPP / DR. JOHN / MUDDY WATERS / SUN RA / SIEGAL-SCHWALL BLUES BAND - CHARLES MINGUS - JR. WALKER AND THE ALL STARS - FREDDIE KING - LUTHER ALLISON - HOUND DOG TAYLOR & THE HOUSE ROCKERS / MIGHTY JOE YOUNG with LUCILLE SPANN & MANY OTHER BLUES AND JAZZ ARTISTS 3 DAYS - 5 SHOWS (Tickets were 15.00 for the series!)

A little bit of foxing at the lower left corner (difficult to see) - 5/8" bend at lower left corner - a couple of other minor blemishes - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B / B+ to B+ condition - INQUIRE for Availability / Price

 

 

1973 ANN ARBOR BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL - First Printing Concert / Festival Poster - Gigantic 33 3/16" x 21 1/2" - Full color artwork Gary Grimshaw, featuring a fantastic photo of Ray Charles and listed acts including: Ray Charles Show '73 featuring Ray Charles and the Raelettes, Ornette Coleman Quartet, Charles Mingus, Yusef Lateef, John Lee Hooker, J.B. Hutto and the Hawks, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Sun Ra and his Intergalactic Discipline Arkestra, Big Walter Horton Blues Band, The Revolutionary Ensemble, Leon Thomas, Freddie King, Jimmy Reed, Luther Allison, Hound Dog Taylor, Roosevelt Sykes, Otis Rush, Victoria Spivey, The Johnny Otis Show, Lucille Spann, Mighty Joe Young Blues Band, Music of Detroit with CJQ, Houston Stackhouse, Joe Willie Wilkins and the King Bisquit Boys, Homesick James, etc. - Only has a few minor bends at the edges - Pristine A-/B+ to B+ condition - Inquire for Availability & Price

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B.B. KING - click for listing. Also check out the 1970 Portland Music and Art Fair listing under Albert Collins, above.

 

BIG MAMA THORNTON - PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND - Aug 1, 1971 at the Paramount Theatre in Portland, Oregon - Two copies of the First / Only printing paper handbill 6 1/32" x 8 7/16" - Turquoise blue, yellow, black, green and white on thin slick stock - Bruce Sorenson artwork (Portland artist) - Has a 2 1/8" crease at upper right corner - Signed in ink by Bruce Sorenson on the backside - Ultra Mega Rare - Inquire for Availability / Price

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BIG MAMA MAE THORNTON - JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND - Oct 14-16, 1966 at the Fillmore Auditorium - BG-31-OHB-A in the Bill Graham Presents series - First Printing handbill on thin card stock with blank backside - 4 5/8" x 8 1/4" - See ART OF THE FILLMORE or THE ART OF ROCK for image - Ultra Rare - Two copies:

Copy A) Light aging in the paper, clean tackholes at corners, top center edge and two other spots along the edge, printing is a tiny bit lighter in the background along the left edge and right edge, almost like a light fade - Beautiful B / B+ shape - Inquire for Availability / Price

Copy B) Minor bend at lower left corner, Beautiful B+ / A- copy - Inquire for Availability / Price

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BIG MAMA THORNTON & THE HOUND DOG BAND featuring HARMONICA GEORGE - JOHN MAYALL - BLACK PEARL - Sept 13-15, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco - First printing handbill on card stock - Black and white photo by Kurt Strausse, artwork by Wes Wilson - FD-137-OPC-A in the Family Dog series - Uncommon card Pristine A / A- condition - 15.00

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BLUES PROJECT - Feb 13-16, 1967 at the Matrix in San Francisco - Silkscreened reprint produced July 18, 1987 by the artist, Victor Moscoso - Only 500 Signed and numbered prints were produced - 20" x 26" (larger than the original 14" x 20" - Poor photo (with edge distortion) was taken of a poster, not the silkscreen print, actual screen colors are deeper, crisper and more brilliant - Deep blue, intense flourescent orange and electric green - Destined to remain one of the most exquisite erotic artworks to emerge from the cauldron of the psychedelic art movement / matrix of the Sixties! - Ultra Rare low number screen (#38 of 500) - INQUIRE for Availability / Price

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BONNIE RAITT - Click for 1975 concert tickets & promo photo.

BOZ SCAGGS - Click to see listing.

 

BUDDY GUY - CHARGING RHINOCEROUS OF SOUL - THE CASE OF E.T. HOOLEY - MARCH BROS. - NOV 8-10, 1968 at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit (Russ Gibb Presents) - First / Only printing handbill on card stock with postcard backside - 4 1/4" x 7 7/16" - G / G-681108-OPC-A in the Russ Gibb / Grande Ballroom series - This copy has had yellow color added in places by hand, tastefully, by it's previous owner - High contrast photo of Buddy Guy playing guitar surrounded by psychedelic artwork by Bonnie Green - A little black in fills in the space in the "A" of May - Good filler copy - Rare - B / B- condition - 15.00

 

BUDDY GUY - CHARLATANS - September 22-24, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco - First Printing concert poster - 20 1/32" x 14" - FD-83-OP-1 in the Family Dog series - Artwork by the late Bob Fried - A little aging in the paper, minor handling bends - Beautiful B / B+ shape - 35.00 - Also have a copy of the FD-83-OPC-B Mailer handbill / card featuring the same artwork - A few light bends at the upper left, upper right and lower right corners, two staple holes at the bottom edge (in the ticket outlets strip) and top of the image edge - Strong bleed to backside, light agining in the card stock - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B+ or so shape - 75.00

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BUDDY GUY - FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCH -CLEAR LIGHT - JUNE 14-16, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom - FD-123-OPC-A in the Family Dog series - First / Only printing handbill on card stock with postcard backside - Artwork by Larry Stark - Pristine A / A- shape - Inquire for Availability / Price

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CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE - AMERICAN FROGG - May 14, 1971 at Springer's (Portland, Oregon) - First / Only Printing Concert Poster & Original Artwork - Fantastic, full color artwork by the late Catherine E. Weinstein (aka Hedda Goldspace) features "Harmonica Bird" creation designed in honor of Charlie Musselwhite - I've only seen two, possibly three copies of the concert poster in the 9+ years I spent extensively hunting concert posters and handbills in the Portland area! - Ultra Mega Rare - INQUIRE for details, including the artist's copyright / reproduction rights - I also have the full color handbill for this show, featuring the same imagery of the Harmonica Bird in Pristine A/A- shape - Inquire

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CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE - NOTARY SOJAC - Sat. Nov. 8, 1969 at PSU Ballroom in Portland, Oregon - First / Only Printing Concert Poster and Original Artwork - Blazing full colors emblazon psychedelic face created by the late Catherine E. Weinstein (aka Hedda Goldspace) - I've only seen two copies of the poster in the 9+ years I spent extensively hunting concert posters and handbills in the Portland area! - Ultra Mega Rare - INQUIRE for details, including artist's copyright / reproduction rights

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CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE - RIVER - Feb 21, 1970 at Portland State Ballroom - First / Only Printing Concert Poster & Original Artwork - Poster: 13" x 20 1/2" - Brilliant / Electric full color artwork by the late Catherine E. Weinstein (aka Hedda Goldspace) features grotesque surreal figure transformed into rocking chair - I've only seen two, possibly three copies of the poster in the 9+ years I extensively hunted for concert posters and handbills in the Portland area! - Ultra Mega Rare - INQUIRE for details, including the artist's copyright / reproduction rights

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JAMES COTTON - See both listings under ALBERT COLLINS, above.

 

JAMES COTTON - HARRY CHAPIN - GEORGE BENSON - TOM SCOTT - FOGHAT - April 9 (other performers on different dates), 1977 - First / Only Printing handbill - 8 1/2" x 11" - Features small high contrast photo of James Cotton (along with separate high contrast photos of Harry Chapin, Tom Scott and Foghat) atop typeset lettering schedule for April concerts - I've only seen two copies in the 9+ years I hunted extensively for concert posters and handbills in the Portland area! - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine B+ / A- to A- condition - 125.00

 

 

JOHN HAMMOND - Jan 18, 1970 at The Attic in Corvallis, Oregon - First / Only printing paper handbill - 8 1/2" x 11" - Features silhouette illustration of a bearded John Hammond playing guitar, wearing fringed buckskin coat, surrounded by hand lettering, artwork by Rutledge - Purple and blue on light blue paper - I've only seen two copies of this handbill in the 9+ years I extensively hunted concert posters and handbills in Oregon! -2 1/4" crease at lower left corner (difficult to spot), a few minor blemishes - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B+ copy - 65.00

JOHN HAMMOND - See DR. JOHN listing, above

 

 

JOHN LEE HOOKER - Click to visit the John Lee Hooker item list

 

 

JUNIOR WELLS AND HIS CHICAGO BLUES BAND - BG-42-OHB-A - Jefferson Airplane - Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band - Tim Rose - Dec 16-18, 1966 at the Fillmore Auditorium - First printing handbill B / B+ (2 clean tackholes at top 2 corners, light stains from glue on backside, only visiible on frontside in one smll spot at "GR" in "GRAHAM" at top margin, great image area!) Inquire

 

JUNIOR WELLS AND BUDDY GUY - Thurs. Sept 27, 1979 (most likely year, 1986 is a slim possibility) at Key Largo in Portland, Oregon - First / Only Printing Concert Handbill - 8 1/2" x 10 31/32" - Black on white card stock, features high contrast photo of Buddy Guy playing guitar in front of microphone, standard block lettering - I've seen two copies in the 9+ years I hunted extensively for concert handbills & posters in the Portland area! - couple of tiny, unobtrusive areas of foxing at upper right hand corner - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine B+ copy - 111.00

 

JUNIOR WELLS - CANNED HEAT - CROME SYRCUS - May 10-12, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco - FD-117-OP-1 in the Family Dog concert series - First / Only Printing concert poster - 19 7/8" x 13 19 / 32" - Carl Lundgren artwork colorful Brontosaurus horse being ridden by a black haired nude Godiva Woman with mushroom illustrations below the multi colored hand lettering - Minor bends along the right and left edge with a small amount of color flaking - 3 3/4" bend at lower left corner, a few light horizontal bends visible from the backside, primarily - Frameable as is! - Beautiful B condition - 25.00 - ALSO have the handbill printed on card stock with a postcard back side - 4 31/32 x 6 31/32" - FD-117-OPC-A in the Family Dog series - Same artwork, brighter psychedelic colors - Pristine A / A- copy - INQUIRE for current price / availability - Pristine A- copy - INQUIRE for current price / availability - Beautiful B+ copy - INQUIRE for current price / availability

 

 

MIKE BLOOMFIELD - See DR. JOHN listing, above.

 

 

MIKE BLOOMFIELD & FRIENDS - NICK GRAVENITES - MARK NAFTALIN - BYRDS - PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC - First / Only printing handbill on card stock - 4 21/32" x 7" - Features photo of inviting girl surrounded by border with seagulls and hand lettering by Randy Tuten - BG-159-PC-A (place stamp here on backside, in red) in the BG-Fillmore series- Pristine A- copy - INQUIRE for current price / availability - See THE ART OF ROCK and THE ART OF THE FILLMORE for image

 

MUDDY WATERS May 14 & 15, 1978 at the EUPHORIA in Portland Oregon - First / Only Printing paper handbill - 11" x 6" - Multi-concert handbill features other performers on other dates, with their photos - Nice frontal photo of Muddy - I have two copies, one features black printing on pink paper, the other has black printing on light yellow paper - I've seen two copies in the 9+ years I extensively hunted concert posters in the Portland area - Minor corner bend - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine A- copy - 85.00 each (I have two only)

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MUDDY WATERS - PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND - JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - Sept 23-Oct 2, 1966 at the Fillmore and Winterland - BG-29 in the Bill Graham Presents at the Fillmore series - Wes Wilson illustration (called THE SOUND at the top of the image) of nude dancing woman. - This is the first printing of this image as a handbill (not the much more common postcard that appeared AFTER the concert) - There were two versions of the handbill:

Type A ) First Printing - Black and white, 5" x 8 5/8" on thick paper / card - Pristine A / A- condition - INQUIRE for current price / availability

Type B ) First printing, full color with purple outlining the nude figure (postcards are also in full color) - 4 7/8" x 8 13/16" -

Copy a) is in B- condition with some light glue streak stain at left margin and right side of image (vertical and thin) 5 pinholes at edge and corners - 65.00

Copy b) Pristine A/A- condition - INQUIRE for current price / availability

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MUDDY WATERS BLUES BAND -QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE / ANDREW STAPLES - November 4-6, 1966 at The Fillmore - BG-35-OHB-A in the Bill Graham series - First printing, handbill (distributed prior to the concert) with blank backside, printed on thin card stock - Wes Wilson artwork - Image features photo of Muddy's face with green "black eye" effect, artwork by Wes Wilson in green and red. 6 tackholes (2 have indented trace of tack edge) at corners and edge, nice shape otherwise B+ or so - INQUIRE for Current Price / Availability (See THE ART OF ROCK or THE ART OF THE FILLMORE for full color image)

 

MUDDY WATERS - STEVE MILLER BAND - A.B. SKHY - Sept 20-22, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco - FD-138-OPC-D in the Family Dog series - First / Only printing handbill on card stock with postcard backside - 4 19/32" x 6 9/16" - Black and white artwork by Wes Wilson, photo by John O' Green - Ultra Rare - Pristine A / A- copy - 35.00 Beautiful B+ / A- shape - 30.00 - Beautiful B+ copy - 25.00

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PAUL BUTTERFIELD (featured with...) - LEVON HELM AND THE RCO ALLSTARS - DR. JOHN - BOOKER T. JONES - FRED CARTER JR. - STEVE CROPPER - DONALD "DUCK" DUNN - Weds, Nov 16, 1977 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Victoria, B.C. or Vancouver B.C. - First / Only printing concert poster - 22" x 17" - Black and white on thin slick white paper - Minor handling bends - Only copy I've seen! - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B+ shape - Inquire for Current Price / Availability

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PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND - PULSE - March 16, 1968 at The Temple (likely the Masonic Temple) in Portland, Oregon - First / Only Printing paper handbill - 8 17/32" x 11" - Brilliant split fountain colors grace Gary Ewing's psychedelic lettering and background radiating artwork - I've only seen four copies of this handbill in the 9+ years I hunted extensively for concert posters and handbills in the Portland area! - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine A- copy - 125.00 - Pristine B+ copy - 99.00

 

PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND - See BIG MAMA THORNTON & LISTING ABOVE

 

PAUL DELAY - BLUES HARMONICA - I have a variety of different ultra mega rare original concert posters & handbills featuring the late Paul DeLay's early Portland band Brown Sugar, from the 60's & 70's - Inquire for availability & price

 

STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND - See upcoming STEVE MILLER listing on the home page as well as the Avalon and Misc. California listings.

 

WILLIE DIXON with Clifton Chenier August 18, 1974 at MacPherson Auditorium in Victoria, B.C. (Canada) - First / Only printing concert poster - 23 15/16" x 15 3/4" - Dark brown on light yellow paper stock, features large photo of Willie sitting on stool holding a small picture of Clifton Chenier - Uncommon - Pristine A- shape 150.00 - Beautiful B+ condition - 125.00

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YAZOO CATALOG - "The Most Comprehensive Collection of Historical Acoustic Blues" - Original issue (1994 or 1995 I believe) - 8 3/8" x 10 27/32" - Features many LP covers with artwork by Robert Crumb (R. Crumb) along with plenty of black and white photos (a few color LP covers on front cover) of the blues greats Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Bo Cart, Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Furry Lewis, Blind Boy Fuller, Charlie Patton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Tampa Red, Ma Rainey, Albert King, etc. - Rare - Pristine A- condition - 20.00

 

ALSO SEE THE FOLLOWING BLUES ARTIST LISTINGS:

B.B. KING / JOHN LEE HOOKER / JOHN MAYALL

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