Joe Beard - Joe Beard Direct-To-Disc

 (Volume 1)


APO Records



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AAPO 021
UPC: 753088102110
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Volume 2

Analogue Productions Originals 2010 Direct-to-Disc Sessions

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings in Salina, Kansas

Born and raised in Ashland, Mississippi, guitarist Joe Beard was surrounded by aspiring and veteran blues musicians. Matt “Guitar” Murphy and his brother Floyd were Beard’s childhood buddies and the ones who initially got him started on guitar. 

Beard moved to Rochester, New York in the mid-1950s and from time to time would visit one of his brothers in Chicago. He became enamored with the blues being played there and eventually sat in, both with John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. 

In Rochester, he formed the Soul Brothers Six, playing bass and singing. He wouldn’t perform in public on guitar until 1965. For most of the 1960s on through the ‘80s, Beard worked as an electrician by day and would occasionally play out at night and on weekends. He long ago gained a reputation as one of the best local players around Rochester and has sporadically been counted as one of the best nationally. 

In the ‘90s, Beard began recording with the Audioquest label, and those two releases have won major acclaim within the blues and audiophile communities. 


1. New York Woman (Joe Beard, BMI)
2. Going Back To Mississippi (Joe Beard, BMI)
3. I Want To Get Close To You (Muddy Waters)
4. No More Cherry Rose (Joe Beard, BMI)
5. Every 60 Seconds (Jimmy Reed)
6. Tired of the Way We Are Living (Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup)

Customer Reviews (4.67 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

a bargain!

posted on 05/22/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jorge Ferreira
A real bargain, great sound and very cheap.

Authentic Blues On Quiet Pressing

posted on 03/08/2012
4 Stars
Reviewer: Robert
This is authentic Blues music well played. It is also well mastered and pressed on nearly flawless vinyl by QRP.

amazing clarity, jet black background!

posted on 12/30/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bill-NJ
Whats more to say? My first DTD and nothing short of amazing! Joe's voice and trusty strings are all I can hear!

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