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Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995) [Re-Up]

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Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995) [Re-Up]

Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of Nellie Lutcher (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:30
Jump Blues, Vocal Jazz, Swing, Early R&B | Label: Capitol Jazz | # CDP 7243 8 35039 2 6

Nellie Lutcher was at the peak of her fame during her period with Capitol (1947-1951). A fine swing-based pianist, Lutcher was best known for her unique vocal style, which included witty asides that often sounded spontaneous. This well-conceived CD has 18 of her recordings from 1947 and one apiece from 1949-1951. Highlights include "Hurry on Down," "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else," "He's a Real Gone Guy," "Chi-Chi-Chi Chicago," "The Song Is Ended," "Fine Brown Frame," and two previously unissued numbers. With sympathetic and swinging backing from various guitarists (including Ulysses Livingstone and Irving Ashby), bassists, and drummers, the spotlight is on Nellie Lutcher throughout. This highly recommended disc is easily her definitive CD.

Jay McShann with Duke Robillard and Maria Muldaur - Still Jumpin' The Blues (1999) Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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Jay McShann with Duke Robillard and Maria Muldaur - Still Jumpin' The Blues (1999) Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

Jay McShann with Duke Robillard and Maria Muldaur - Still Jumpin' The Blues (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included | 01:04:29
Jump Blues, Piano Blues, Piano Jazz | Label: Irond | # IROND CD 07-K13

At age 83, pianist/vocalist Jay McShann was still at the top of his game and providing many lessons for the younger "swing" cats and kittens. He is the epitome of what can be done when jazz and blues are mixed equally, especially when the fun factor is liberally added in. While some might find this typical, many others should revel in the sound of one of this music's last living legends who is still doing it, and doing it very well at that. The chemistry between McShann and guitarist/session leader Duke Robillard is considerable and undeniable, and makes Still Jumpin' the Blues enjoyable throughout. With such solid support from Robillard and the band, McShann has nothing to worry about. Everything you might want is here: classic versions of "Goin' to Chicago," "Ain't Nobody's Business," and "Trouble In Mind"; a nice rearrangement with tempo shift from mellow to mid-tempo on "Sunny Side of the Street"; Maria Muldaur's sultry singing on "Come on Over to My House," and especially the Bessie Smith evergreen "Backwater Blues"; wonderful instrumentals like "Moten Swing" and "Say Forward, I'll March"; and even a little Hawaiian slide accenting "Hootie's K.C. Christmas Prayer".

LaVern Baker - La Vern (1956) Expanded Reissue 1997

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LaVern Baker - La Vern (1956) Expanded Reissue 1997

LaVern Baker - La Vern (1956) Expanded Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Early R&B, Jump Blues | Label: Sequel/Atlantic | # RSA CD 909 | Time: 00:45:36

A pioneering figure in the fusion of R&B and rock 'n' roll in the 1950s, with a remarkably powerful voice. This 1956 album reissue including five bonus tracks.

Jimmy Witherspoon - Jay's Blues: The Complete Federal Sessions (1997)

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Jay's Blues: The Complete Federal Sessions (1997)

Jimmy Witherspoon - Jay's Blues: The Complete Federal Sessions (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:07
Jump Blues, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: King Records | # KCD 6008

Jays Blues is a fine collection of early-'50s jump blues sides that Jimmy Witherspoon cut for Federal Records. This 23-track collection offers a good retrospective of one of Witherspoon's most neglected – and admittedly, uneven – periods.

T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues (1959) + Singing The Blues (1960) [2LP on 1CD, 1999]

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T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues (1959) + Singing The Blues (1960) [2LP on 1CD, 1999]

T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues (1959) + Singing The Blues (1960) [2LP on 1CD, 1999]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Scans ~ 131 Mb | Time: 01:04:04
Electric Texas Blues, Jump Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD461

This contains straight-up reissues of two of T-Bone's Imperial albums, themselves merely collections of the original 78s. Everything on these 24 sides was recorded between 1950 and 1954 – not as trailblazing a period as the one from 1946 to 1947 on Black and White, but still prime T-Bone by any yardstick. The majority of these sides were cut in Los Angeles, with the exception of the New Orleans-recorded "I'm Still in Love With You" and the Windy City cut of "Bye Bye Baby." Loads of great T-Bone guitar and a cool West Coast sound to most everything on here make this an important addition to anyone's blues collection.

Jimmy Rushing - Four Classic Albums Plus (2CD) (2012) {Compilation}

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Jimmy Rushing - Four Classic Albums Plus (2CD) (2012) {Compilation}

Jimmy Rushing - Four Classic Albums Plus (2CD) (2012) {Compilation}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 472.23 Mb + 453.25 Mb + 30.30 Mb (Scans) | 02:38:32
Vocal Jazz, Jump Blues | Label: Avid Jazz - AMSC1057

AVID Jazz here presents four classic Jimmy Rushing albums plus including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. “Jimmy Rushing And The Smith Girls”…………..Blues singer and shouter Jimmy Rushing opens our tribute set to him with his own tribute to four famous lady Smiths!!

Earl Bostic - Four Classic Albums (2CD) (2016)

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Earl Bostic - Four Classic Albums (2CD) (2016)

Earl Bostic - Four Classic Albums (2CD) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 431.17 Mb + 388.71 Mb + 26.54 Mb (Scans) | 02:09:31
Swing, Jump Blues, R&B, Standards | Label: Avid Jazz - EMSC 1210

AVID Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release of by or featuring bandleader, arranger and alto saxophonist Earl Bostic, complete with original artwork and liner notes. Earl Bostic is arguably now best remembered as one of the pioneers of the post war Rhythm & Blues movement of which he was a major player. His name would not necessarily jump out if you were asked to name ten of the best alto sax players ever. And yet he was up there amongst the best when he began his career back in the 1930’s firmly in the jazz tradition.

Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Avenue Jazz | # R2 71262 | Time: 00:43:17

This album is a literal encyclopedia, and apprenticeship for the blues guitarist! There is no date listed as to when this was recorded, but Robben shows who he is this night and one can only guess what an illustrious carrer he has awaiting him. He shows the importance of the minor 6th scale, and his Mike Bloomfield influence shows strongly. Jimmy Witherspoon a man who needs no introduction, and is missed sadly today by many, displays his usual, dazzling charm, and stage presence.

Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

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Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:54:13
Early R&B, Jump Blues, East Coast Blues | Label: Classics | # 5089

Her mountainous stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from down-in-the-alley blues to pop-slanted ballads. In 1967, she even covered ? & the Mysterians' "96 Tears" (it was her final chart appearance). Alleged drug addiction leveled the mighty belter at the premature age of 47, but Maybelle packed a lot of living into her shortened lifespan.

B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999) [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999) [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Let The Good Times Roll: The Music Of Louis Jordan (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Jump Blues, Modern Electric Blues, R&B, Swing | Label: MCA | # 088 112 042-2 | Time: 01:00:28

Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan is the thirty seventh studio album by B. B. King, released in 1999. It is a tribute album to Jazz/Jump Blues saxophonist and singer Louis Jordan, and is made up entirely of covers of songs written or performed by Jordan. As well as King, the album features other famous jazz and blues musicians including Dr. John, Earl Palmer and members of Ray Charles' band.

VA - Let The Good Times Roll: The Aladdin Story (2012) 2CDs

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VA - Let The Good Times Roll: The Aladdin Story (2012) 2CDs

VA - Let The Good Times Roll: The Aladdin Story (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 519 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 292 Mb
Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD180 | Time: 02:03:46 | Scans included
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Jump Blues, Rock & Roll

Aladdin Records, based in Los Angeles, was a very influential label in American music history. This is not the full story of Aladdin Records but it's a very good sampler of the label's output from 1947-1961. It's 50 tracks, 25 tracks on each of the 2CDs in the set, of very good R&B from the period. Each CD is about 60 minutes playing time. The sound is good for recordings of this era. Amos Milburn, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lowell Fulson, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, Billie Holliday, Shirley & Lee, Gene & Eunic, Bobby Wall, Thurston Harris, The Velvetones and many more.

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys - Hey, Puerto Rico! (2006)

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King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys - Hey, Puerto Rico! (2006)

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys - Hey, Puerto Rico! (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 383.01 Mb + 155.89 Mb (Scans) | 55:25
Jump Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Jazz | Country: UK | Label: Big Bear Records - BEAR CD46

What does the title ‘King Pleasure’ evoke? In this context it suggests eating, drinking, spending money, chasing chicks, having a good time, overdoing it more than somewhat and explaining the events of the night before to the judge on the morning after. All apt topics for song and celebration, especially in these grim times. So much pop music nowadays is full of anger and violence on the one hand, and slack-jawed stupidity on the other, and so much contemporary jazz is excessively earnest and glum, that we are in urgent need of music that comes with a cheer-up guarantee. That is exactly what King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys unfailingly deliver.

Sam "The Man" Taylor - Jazz For Commuters and Salute To The Saxes (1958) 2 Albums on 1 CD, Expanded Remastered 2008

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Sam "The Man" Taylor - Jazz For Commuters and Salute To The Saxes (1958) 2 Albums on 1 CD, Expanded Remastered 2008

Sam "The Man" Taylor - Jazz For Commuters and Salute To The Saxes (1958)
2 Albums on 1 CD, Expanded Remastered 2008

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Swing, Jump Blues, Jazz Blues | Label: Fresh Sound | # FSRCD 533 | 01:07:20

Sam The Man Taylor is a saxophonist as adept at swinging jazz as he is at the blues and R&B for which he is most famous. With his unending drive and energy, he stood out in the bands he was in, including those of Cootie Williams, Cab Calloway and others. During the 50s he spent much of his time playing R&B sessions, but he also performed and recorded often with his own combo and, ten years later, he achieved wide recognition in Japan thanks to his ballads. This CD, however, resents an exultant Taylor, deeply rooted in the most genuine jazz, during a swinging 1958 session with great jazzmen like Charlie Shavers, Georgie Auld, Budd Johnson and Hank Jones. As a bonus, there is an example of his more rocking side, fronting a group that exudes Taylors typically soulful essence.