Ace Records - State-of-the-art British CD reissue label–soul, blues, rockabilly, rock & roll, all done right.
Bear Family Records - No one does CD boxed sets better or more elegantly than this German label, with hard-cover books, profuse illustrations, and complete overviews covering artists' entire discographies!
Blue Bella Records - Delivering Classic Chicago Blues in a Whole New Package Since 1998!
Blues Revue Magazine - The best American blues magazine going; I write a CD reissue review column in every other issue, along with regular features and reviews. (bluesrevue.com)
Both Sides Now Publications - The best listings of albums organized by label on the Internet, complete with track listings and in many cases album covers.
Chicago Blues Guide - For the latest in Chicago blues news and reviews.
Chris James & Patrick Rynn - Home to a traditional blues duo with contemporary energy: Singer/guitarist Chris and bassist Patrick recently released their debut CD on Earwig.
Collectors' Choice Music - Great online source for ordering CDs from every conceivable reissue label (they also publish a monthly catalog), and a fine reissue label as well.
Concord Music Group - This L.A. company owns the archives of the Stax, Specialty, and Fantasy labels, and now they're reissuing Ray Charles' mammoth post-1960 catalog.
Fuel 2000 Records - One of America's top CD reissue labels, with plenty of blues, soul, and vintage rock and roll in its catalog (and lots of my liner notes).
Hip-O Select - Universal's online reissue arm–essential multi-disc Chess and Motown collections, including the acclaimed The Complete Motown Singles series.
Delmark Records - Bob Koester's label since 1953–classic Chicago blues and jazz, with plenty of seminal CD reissues from the United/States and Apollo labels.
Don't Forget The Motor City - The ultimate Motown research site!
Dusty Groove America - Chicago's best store for soul and funk reissue CDs, the ultimate source to obtain them by mail, and now they have their own reissue label too.
Earwig Music - Contemporary Chicago blues label with mostly traditional artists.
Jazz Record Mart - Chicago's first stop for hard-to-find blues, R&B, and jazz CDs, DVDs, and vinyl.
Marve Goldberg's R&B Articles - Tons of meticulously researched doo-wop features.
Nick Moss Official Website - Home to one of the 'torch bearers' of Chicago Blues.
The Numero Group - Specializing in ultra-obscure vintage soul, this Chicago-based CD and vinyl reissue label unearths regional gems that even collectors don't know about!
The Originals Project - Learn about the original versions of countless hits—tons of invaluable information!
Ponderosa Stomp - By far the best roots music festival in America, held the last Tuesday and Wednesday of every April in New Orleans and featuring an amazing array of legends from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s!
The Red Saunders Research Foundation - Exhaustive study of Chicago's R&B and blues artists and labels of the postwar era–a definitive source for fascinating in-depth information!
Reel Music - Soul reissue label with impeccable taste–its first CDs include classic albums by O.V. Wright, Bettye Lavette, and Yvonne Fair.
Rhino Handmade - Rhino's online-only CD reissues (all the stuff collectors are interested in–soul and blues from the Atlantic label, funk, etc.)
Rob Stone & the C-Notes - One of Chicago's best young blues bands, led by ace harpist Stone.
Rockin' Country Style - Voluminous vintage rockabilly discographies sorted by artist or label, complete with label scans and brief music samples.
Soulful Detroit - Excellent site focusing on all the Motor City's other great ‘60s labels.
Sundazed Music - CD reissue label with a huge catalog specializing in surf and hot rod music, '60s rock, vintage country, and classic soul.
Texas Johnny Brown - One of the last great Lone Star blues guitarists still active–he played with Amos Milburn, Junior Parker, and Bobby Bland and made great postwar sides of his own for Atlantic, Decca, and Duke.