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Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007) Recorded 1977

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Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007) Recorded 1977

Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Epic, Legacy | # 88697 07283 2 | 00:59:22

Muddy Waters had his second coming 30 years ago, when longtime friend and disciple Johnny Winter and his Blue Sky label returned him–after a series of listless recordings aimed at the rock audience–to the raw, powerful authenticity of his timeless Chess material with a series of powerful albums. Beginning with 1977's acclaimed Hard Again, a subsequent tour produced Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live, recorded onstage in Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia with Muddy's band, Winter, and harmonica player/vocalist James Cotton. Enough live material remained for Legacy to release an expanded version with an entire second disc of unissued concert material. It seems even that wasn't the end. This collection returns again to those remarkable concerts, featuring Muddy on five tracks, among them a rousing "I Can't Be Satisfied," "Trouble No More," "Caldonia," and the closing "Got My Mojo Workin'." Winter and Cotton are no less powerful, Cotton redoing Jackie Brenston's hit "Rocket '88'" and Winter ripping up John Lee Hooker's "I Done Got Over It" and "Mama Talk to Your Daughter."

Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000 [Re-Up]

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Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000 [Re-Up]

Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics | # DCC DZS-194 | Time: 00:42:20
Blues-Rock, Boogie Rock, Electric Blues

After two late-'60s albums on Columbia, Johnny Winter hit his stride in 1970 working with Rick Derringer and the McCoys, now recruited as his sidemen and collaborators (and proving with just about every note here how far they'd gotten past "Hang on Sloopy"). In place of the bluesy focus on his first two albums, Winter extended himself into more of a rock-oriented mode here, in both his singing and his selection of material. This was hard rock with a blues edge, and had a certain commercial smoothness lacking in his earlier work. Derringer's presence on guitar and as a songwriter saw to it that Winter's blues virtuosity was balanced by perfectly placed guitar hooks, and the two guitarists complemented each other perfectly throughout as well.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001) [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001) [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: Blue Thumb/Universal | # 549 785-2 | Time: 00:54:51
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues

In 1995, septuagenarian Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown moved from the independent blues label Alligator to Verve, then to the jazz division of PolyGram, part of Universal. In his five albums for the label (the last two of them released on the Blue Thumb subsidiary) – The Man (1995), Long Way Home (1996), Gate Swings (1997), American Music, Texas Style (1999), and now Back to Bogalusa – he has been able to pursue his eclectic inclinations more fully than he did when his label bosses were trying to emphasize his blues guitar playing. The center of Brown's taste is post-World War II jump blues and R&B with a distinctly Southwestern feel. Tasty as his guitar playing is, he likes to add horns and even a bit of country fiddle to the mix. As its title indicates, Back to Bogalusa particularly investigates the Louisiana influences on this Pelican State native, notably on the tracks "Going Back to Louisiana," "Breaux Bridge Rag," "Bogalusa Boogie Man," and the Cajun-styled "Louisian'".

B.B. King - My Kind of Blues (1960) Expanded Remastered 2003 [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - My Kind of Blues (1960) Expanded Remastered 2003 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - My Kind of Blues (1960) Expanded Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Early R&B | Label: Ace | # CDCHM 881 | Time: 01:00:16

My Kind of Blues was originally released in late 1960 on the budget label Crown. On this session, B.B. King dropped the smooth big band sound of his previous release, B.B. King Wails, to an instrumentally stripped-down unit of bass, drums, piano, and, of course, his beloved guitar Lucille. This date took one day to record and is said to be one of King's personal favorites. Any of B.B. King's early Crown releases are essential, and considering that the 2003 Ace reissues feature previously unissued bonus tracks and midline pricing, these are the ones to grab. According to the liner notes, these bonus tracks are included for being "small combo tracks that continue the traditional blues theme, and allow plenty of space for B.B.'s guitar." Unfortunately, recording dates for these aren't given, but they do include five previously unissued tracks from his Modern sessions, as well as an undubbed version of "Looking the World Over"; an overdubbed version of "Walking Dr. Bill"; and a previously unissued take of "Hold That Train..

Johnny Winter - Rockpalast: Blues Rock Legends Vol. 3 (2011) 2 CDs

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Johnny Winter - Rockpalast: Blues Rock Legends Vol. 3 (2011) 2 CDs

Johnny Winter - Rockpalast: Blues Rock Legends Vol. 3 (2011) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 909 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 284 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: MIG | # MIG 90362 CD | Time: 01:58:20

Rockpalast: Blues Rock Legends Vol. 3 is a two-CD live album by guitarist and singer Johnny Winter. It was recorded on April 21, 1979, at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany. It was released in Germany by MIG Records on February 25, 2011. This performance was originally broadcast live on the television show Rockpalast. The concert that night was by the J. Geils Band, followed by Patti Smith, and then Johnny Winter.

A.C. Reed - I'm In The Wrong Business! (1987) [Re-Up]

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A.C. Reed - I'm In The Wrong Business! (1987) [Re-Up]

A.C. Reed - I'm In The Wrong Business! (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Electric Chicago Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4757 | Time: 00:51:55

Solid, soulful blues, often with humorous, self-deprecating lyrics, comes from the well-respected vocalist, tenor player, composer, and veteran of the bands of Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, and Son Seals. Reed has been called "the definitive Chicago blues sax player." This album features Reed's band, with guests Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Ray Vaughan

Seasick Steve - Love & Peace (2020)

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Seasick Steve - Love & Peace (2020)

Seasick Steve - Love & Peace (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 326 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | 00:57:20
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Dead Skunk Records, Contagious Music

Seasick Steve releases his new album, Love and Peace, via Contagious Records. The album sees Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that offers the perfect antidote for the troubled times in which we live. Full of hope for the future, it’s a great mix of boogie, blues, rock, Americana and folk – all delivered in Seasick Steve’s unique style. It’s a sizzler of an album.

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Rise Up (2020)

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Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Rise Up (2020)

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Rise Up (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 489 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | 01:18:54
Electric Blues, Blues Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Stony Plain Records

People tasked with having to describe Ronnie Earl invariably note his passion. It's worth repeating because it's true. For his 40-year career as a blues musician, Ronnie has transfixed audiences with his distinct brand of emotion-laden blues. Still today, each time he performs he gives his audiences his all and shoots for the moon. Ronnie Earl is a four-time Blues Music Award winner as ''Guitar Player of the Year,'' and a world-renowned composer and musician. Most of his 26 albums have included chart-toppers and best-sellers and he continues to be a crowd favorite at music festivals to this day.

Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars - Fifty Shades Of Blue (2015)

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Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars - Fifty Shades Of Blue (2015)

Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars - Fifty Shades Of Blue (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 431 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:17 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues | Delta Groove Music #DGPCD171

For almost 40-years pianist/composer Anthony Geraci has played behind some of the most influential blues musicians of the 20th century. He is an original member of both Sugar Ray & the Bluetones and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, and has been recognized for his contributions on numerous albums by nominations from both the Blues Music Awards and the Grammys. 'Fifty Shades of Blue' showcases 13 of his original songs, backed by an all-star cast featuring the top blues musicians in the Boston area including Sugar Ray Norcia, Darrell Nulisch, Toni Lynn Washington, Michelle 'Evil Gal' Willson, Monster Mike Welch, Michael 'Mudcat' Ward, Marty Richards and Neil Gouvin.

Howlin' Wolf - Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (1972) {1998, Remastered}

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Howlin' Wolf - Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (1972) {1998, Remastered}

Howlin' Wolf - Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (1972) {1998, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 379 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Universal Music #MCD 09339

The 1972 live album Live and Cookin' at Alice's Revisited is a great document of Wolf toward the end, still capable of bringing the heat and rocking the house down to the last brick. Of special note are the wild and wooly takes on "I Had a Dream," "I Didn't Know," and Muddy Waters' "Mean Mistreater." There are mistakes galore out of the band and some P.A. system feedback here and there, both of which only add to the charm of it all. A compact-disc reissue added two stellar bonus cuts. The first one, "Big House," first showed up on a hodge-podge Wolf bootleg album from the '70s. Its non-appearance on the original album is somewhat of a mystery since it's arguably one of the best performances here./quote]

Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (1967) {1992, Reissue}

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Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (1967) {1992, Reissue}

Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (1967) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 285 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 118 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Chess #CHD 9169 / MCA Records #CHD-9169

This is easily a "super super blues bust." Power trios, of course, were hip in the late '60s – even at down-home Chess Studios, where ad hoc "supergroups" were assembled for 1967's Super Blues and its sequel, Super Super Blues Band. (No one ever accused Chess Records of being subtle.) The band on Super Super Blues Band included two-thirds of the original Super Blues headliners – Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley – with Howlin' Wolf replacing Little Walter to round out the trio. Unlike Walter, who was willing to cede the spotlight to Diddley and Waters on Super Blues, Wolf adamantly refuses to back down from his rivals, resulting in a flood of contentious studio banter that turns out to be more entertaining than the otherwise unmemorable music from this stylistic train wreck.

Walter Trout & The Radicals - Relentless (2003)

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Walter Trout & The Radicals - Relentless (2003)

Walter Trout & The Radicals - Relentless (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 496 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Full Scans ~ 172 Mb | 01:13:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Ruf Records #RUF 1083

Another in a series of undiluted blues-rock offerings from guitarist Walter Trout, Relentless, his 11th disc since 1990, doesn't offer any surprises. Released in conjunction with a DVD, the album was recorded live in the Netherlands club The Paradiso on a single day with little post-production sweetening or audience intervention. This results in a successful balance between sonics and concert sparks. For those who relish his by now standard brand of sturdy, guitar-heavy, Stevie Ray Vaughan-inspired music, Trout is in fine fret-shredding form here. But fans who'd like to see Trout swim in some new waters will find little of that on this outing.

Howlin' Wolf - The Rockin' Chair Album (1962) {1986, Reissue}

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Howlin' Wolf - The Rockin' Chair Album (1962) {1986, Reissue}

Howlin' Wolf - The Rockin' Chair Album (1962) {1986, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 354 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Scans Included | 01:02:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Chess / Vogue #VG 651 600111

Howlin' Wolf's second album brings together some of the blues great's best singles from the late '50s and early '60s. Also available as a fine two-fer with his debut, Moanin' in the Moonlight, the so-called Rockin' Chair Album represents the cream of Wolf's Chicago blues work. Those tracks afforded classic status are many, including "Spoonful," "The Red Rooster," "Wang Dang Doodle," "Back Door Man," "Shake for Me," and "Who's Been Talking?" Also featuring the fine work of Chess house producer and bassist Willie Dixon and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Rockin' Chair qualifies as one of pinnacles of early electric blues, and is an essential album for any quality blues collection.

Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson - Lonesome In My Bedroom (1975) Expanded Reissue 1992

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Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson - Lonesome In My Bedroom (1975) Expanded Reissue 1992

Luther 'Snake Boy' Johnson - Lonesome In My Bedroom (1975) Expanded Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:28
Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Evidence | # ECD 26005-2

This was Johnson's final album before his death in 1976, and it was originally cut for Black and Blue (now reissued with three bonus tracks). While various tracks reflect the influence of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker, Johnson's own inimitable vocals, raspy lines and tart guitar eventually create his own aura. He is nicely backed by drummer Fred Below, bassist Dave Myers, guitar burner Lonnie Brooks and the solid rhythm work of Hubert Sumlin. This was a fine session for a good, occasionally outstanding blues artist.

Howlin' Wolf - His Best, Vol. 2 (2000) [Re-Up]

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Howlin' Wolf - His Best, Vol. 2 (2000) [Re-Up]

Howlin' Wolf - His Best, Vol. 2 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:57:38
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Universal/Chess | # 112 026-2

Where Chess' two-volume Muddy Waters anthology His Best was divided according to chronological guidelines, the Howlin' Wolf series of the same name follows a different pattern. His Best, Vol. 1 contained all of the Wolf's best-known songs – as if the label never planned a sequel. Consequently, when it came time to assemble Vol. 2, they had two major items ("The Natchez Burning," "Down in the Bottom") that didn't make the first cut, a take of "The Red Rooster" with dialogue, plus a host of songs familiar to Wolf fans, but not casual blues fans. Since Chester Burnett was one of the greatest bluesmen in history, these second-tier songs aren't castoffs – they're forgotten or unappreciated classics. They might not be as monumental as the songs on His Best, Vol. 1, yet they're great songs, making His Best, Vol. 2 an excellent complement to its essential predecessor.