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Vee Jay Blues, Vol. 5

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While Chicago's Vee Jay label was primarily known for their line of doo wop and gospel singles, they delved into electric blues in the late '50s and early '60s, releasing a fair share of classic records that gave the legendary Chess label a run for their money. Collectables' Vee Jay Blues, Vol. 5 highlights previously issued tracks including three from Jimmy Reed, and John Lee Hooker, two by J.B. Lenoir, and a combination of 12 lesser-known but enjoyable, songs by Rosco Gordon, Harold Burrage, Jerry "Count" Jackson and Christine Kittrell.