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Robben Ford & The Blue Line - Mystic Mile (1993) [Re-Up]

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Robben Ford & The Blue Line - Mystic Mile (1993) [Re-Up]

Robben Ford & The Blue Line - Mystic Mile (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 439 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 00:55:57
Modern Electric Blues, Jazz-Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Stretch/GRP | # GRS 00082

Mystic Mile is an electric blues album by Robben Ford and the Blue Line, released in 1993. In this second record for Stretch Records, Ford shows a notorious growth as songwriter besides his outstanding virtuosity as a guitarist.

Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)

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Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)

Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:40
Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Fuel | # 302 061 993 2

Curious, isn't it, how some of the greatest guitarists in post-war Blues history all shared the same regal surname? And entirely fitting. Freddie, Albert, and Earl King royally ruled the Blues kingdom with their brilliant innovations and seminal licks. All of them greatly impacted the Rock field as well. Eric Clapton cites Freddie as a major influence, while Stevie Ray Vaughan was an Albert acolyte. Jimi Hendrix did a dynamite version of Earl's 'Let The Good Times Roll.' These three kings of the electric Blues guitar played a mammoth role in defining the sound of post-war Blues guitar. Their influence remains monumental to this day.

Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)

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Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)

Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans ~ 122 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83573 | 00:54:31

Soulful singer and guitarist Tab Benoit has never made secret his devout allegiance to the Louisiana music tradition. With The Sea Saint Sessions, Benoit, ably assisted by several Crescent City stalwarts, takes his music back to the source, setting up shop at the famed hit factory to cook up a sonic gumbo that successfully recaptures the spontaneity of the classic Sea Saint sound. Benoit's guests conjure up some of the studio's old musical magic as "Big Chief" Monk Boudreaux infuses Mardi Gras Indian spirit into "Monk's Blues," Meter man George Porter Jr. funkifies "Making the Bend," and Cyrille Neville sings on his own "Plareen Man". But it is Benoit's distinctive guitar lines–somehow both supple and hard-edged–and the impeccable elasticity of his regular rhythm section that makes the music work. Most of the material is Benoit's own, although he pays tribute to Louisiana legend Guitar Slim with a take on the classic "Sufferin' Mind" and dips into the Howlin' Wolf songbook for a rendition of "Howlin' for My Darling".

Johnny Winter - I'm a Bluesman (2004) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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Johnny Winter - I'm a Bluesman (2004) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Johnny Winter - I'm a Bluesman (2004) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans ~ 168 Mb
Label: Virgin Records | # VJCP-68507 | Time: 00:55:34
Modern Electric Blues, Slide Guitar, Blues-Rock

Japanese pressing of the blues legend's 2004 album includes one bonus track 'Headed For Hard Times'. The album is a mixture of original songs and covers of blues standards. As the album's title suggests, the songs have strong emphasis on traditional electric blues over the blues-rock elements on some previous Winter albums. I'm a Bluesman was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

B.B. King - Lucille (1968) Reissue 1997 [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - Lucille (1968) Reissue 1997 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Lucille (1968) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Memphis Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD36 | 00:37:17

A decent but short (nine songs) late '60s set, with somewhat sparser production than he'd employ with the beefier arrangements of the "Thrill Is Gone" era. Brass and stinging guitar plays a part on all of the songs, leading off with the eight-minute title track, a spoken narrative about his famous guitar.

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'".

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.

Joe Bonamassa - Albums Collection 2000-2014 (18CD) [Re-Up]

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Joe Bonamassa - Albums Collection 2000-2014 (18CD) [Re-Up]

Joe Bonamassa - Albums Collection 2000-2014 (18CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.53 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.3 Gb | Complete Scans ~ 2.3 Gb
Blues Rock, Hard Rock, American Trad Rock, Modern Electric Blues | Time: 16:59:32

Collection includes 11 studio albums and 4 live albums by American blues-rock guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa.

Shemekia Copeland - Talking To Strangers (2002) [Re-Up]

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Shemekia Copeland - Talking To Strangers (2002) [Re-Up]

Shemekia Copeland - Talking To Strangers (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 428 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, R&B | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4887 | Time: 00:59:45

This disc, which has Dr. John at the controls as a producer, brings together a mix that brings out the best for all those concerned and involved with this project. There is no weakness here, it is a straight-ahead use of all the strengths of Shemekia Copeland, daughter of Johnny Copeland. The songs were well selected to effectively show off all her potency as a vocalist. There are some many good writers that are also players on this disc that the tunes fit like gloves. There are strong contributions by John "Fingers" Hahn, Mac Rebennack, and Shemekia Copeland herself. The tunes, varied in style, are all based in the deep blues, and were selected for their capability to push her vocal talents to constant new personal pinnacles. She keeps it interesting by varying the pace and on "The Push I Need," she sounds right at home singing this funky tune as a duet with Dr. John. She stays with the good Dr. through the tune as if she were doing this everyday. Then she turns around and seems just as comfortable singing "Happy Valentine's Day," as a slow bluesy torch-burner, with minimal accompaniment.

Lucky Peterson - Travelin' Man (2012)

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Lucky Peterson - Travelin' Man (2012)

Lucky Peterson - Travelin' Man (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:42:57
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: JSP Records | # JSP 8854

Lucky Peterson got his grounding in the blues from his father's friends, and since his father was blues guitarist and singer James Peterson, who also owned the Governor's Inn, a premier blues nightclub in Buffalo, New York, those friends included folks like Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, and Bill Doggett. Peterson had a career as a child prodigy on the Hammond B-3, even scoring an R&B hit with the Willie Dixon-produced "1-2-3-4," the novelty of it all landing him appearances on The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and others, and his debut album appeared in 1969. But it was the blues that claimed Peterson as an adult, by which time he was not only an accomplished piano and organ player, but also a quite competent vocalist and an impressive guitarist with a soaring and emotionally searing style on the instrument. This set finds him placed in a retro Chicago blues setting, with horns added in where appropriate, and Peterson is quite at home here, bringing an exuberant sincerity to the opener, "Proud to Love My Baby," and delivering the title tune, "Traveling Man," with passion and urgency, while bringing a funky groove to "Get on Down," which spotlights his piano playing.

Debbie Davies - I Got That Feeling (1997) [Re-Up]

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Debbie Davies - I Got That Feeling (1997) [Re-Up]

Debbie Davies - I Got That Feeling (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:46:34
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Blind Pig Records | # BPCD 5039

Davies' third album finds this artist moving in a much more "pop" direction, proving that she can both stretch her wings artistically and has far more to offer than merely recycled riffs and motifs filtered through a women's perspective. Her social consciousness raising quickly comes up for air on the opening track, "Howlin' At The Moon," one of only three Davies originals aboard this outing. But her interpretations of gospel pop ballad material like Lenny McDaniel's beautiful "Tired Angels," and duets with Coco Montoya on Albert Collins' title track and Tab Benoit on "Let The Heartaches Begin" are every bit as strong, her vocal skills showing more maturity and assuredness with each album. Her solo work is spot on, always paying homage to a wide variety of stylistic lessons well learned and solidly in the blues pocket with no added rock affectations to bog it down. But tracks like "Homework" (not the Otis Rush classic) make it clear that this is Debbie Davies being mainstreamed into Bonnie Raitt territory and she doesn't sound uncomfortable there at all, making this a most ambitious effort.

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Start With The Soul (2000)

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Alvin Youngblood Hart - Start With The Soul (2000)

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Start With The Soul (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:46:36
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Rykodisc | # HNCD 1449

Guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart dedicates his third release Start With the Soul to, among others, the late Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott. This isn't just lip service, as you can immediately hear when the opening roar of "Fightin' Hard" comes blaring through. Hart doesn't go out of his way to appeal only to blues followers. He has the natural ability to fuse twangy country, Hendrix, funk, and reggae into his Delta blues style without regard to genres. Start With the Soul is unlike other releases from artists who at the beginning of their career display an acoustic Delta approach only to end up incorporating a very commercial soul sound for the sake of reaching a wider audience or receiving minuscule radio airplay. The choice of cover versions is revealing; Chuck Berry's "Back to Memphis," Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose's 1971 hit "Treat Her Like a Lady," and the Sonics' mid-'60s garage rocker "The Hustler" lose none of the vigor of the originals.

Jonny Lang - Lie To Me (1997)

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Jonny Lang - Lie To Me (1997)

Jonny Lang - Lie To Me (1997)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 135 Mb
Label: A&M Records | # 31454 0640 2 | Time: 00:51:01
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock

Jonny Lang cut his debut album in Memphis when he was just 15, and, upon its release in 1996, the guitar prodigy from Minneapolis instantly became one of the leading lights of modern blues. He's a fast and flashy player whose approach rests equally on technical assurance and musical intelligence. Sizing up a dozen songs, he gets a pleasing, razor-sharp sound out of his ax while building excitement in his lead lines–thankfully, he steers clear of cliché and bombast. As a fledging singer, he acts out the lyrics of Ike Turner's age-old shuffle "Matchbox" and his own romantic ballad "Missing Your Love" with surprising poise and believability. Kudos to producer David Z for surrounding Lang with alert, first-rate sidemen and for helping select good material from Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tinsley Ellis, and others.

B.B. King - There Must Be A Better World Somewhere (1981)

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B.B. King - There Must Be A Better World Somewhere (1981)

B.B. King - There Must Be A Better World Somewhere (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA | # MCAD-27034 | Time: 00:36:00

There Must Be a Better World Somewhere is the twenty seventh studio album by B. B. King released in 1981. It was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording the following year.

Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-A-Rama (2006)

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Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-A-Rama (2006)

Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-A-Rama (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 537 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1316 | Time: 01:17:06

Is Duke Robillard a blues, jazz, swing, or rock musician? That's a question that has plagued many a record store clerk trying to slot the guitarist into a bin that fans might logically gravitate to. But, since Robillard has released albums in all of those genres, he clearly needs multiple locations for his albums, and this one needs to go in all of them. An outlet for his different vintage guitars (some shown on the cover) as well as styles he works in, Guitar Groove-A- Rama is a one-stop album for the Duke Robillard fan who isn't sure which category of music he wants to hear. Kicking off with some dusky Southern swamp rock in "Do the Memphis Grind," the album twists, turns, and wiggles through deep blues, loungey jazz, instrumental surf and pop, a Bob Dylan cover, a tango, and a 16-minute history of blues guitar legends who have inspired Robillard. If it sounds like a lot to bite off, and it is, but due to savvy sequencing and the artist's incredible talents, the project never seems scattershot or eclectic simply for the sake of being so.