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VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)

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VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)

VA - Ready Or Not Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:17:03 | 377 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B, Pop / Label: Kent Soul

Thom Bell, along with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, was part of the holy trinity of Philly soul. Reaching an apogee in the early to mid-seventies with records for the Stylistics (You Make Me Feel Brand New), the Detroit Spinners (Could It Be I'm Falling In Love), the O'Jays (Back Stabbers) and New York City (I'm Doin Fine Now), Bell was the classically trained arranger who introduced the celeste, the French horn and the harpsichord to soul music. This is the first-ever compilation of Thom Bell's productions and arrangements. Put together by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley, Ready Or Not combines some of Bell's biggest and best-loved hits with rarities (an original copy of Connie Stevens Tick Tock would set you back more than £200) and lesser-known work such as Dionne Warwick's seductive Track Of The Cat and Johnny Mathis epic Life Is A Song Worth Singing. Star names including Laura Nyro and Lesley Gore line up alongside soul legends Dee Dee Sharp and the Delfonics. This collection will appeal to northern soul collectors as well as pulling in fans of sixties girl singers and lovers of smooth seventies soul. Bob Stanley's sleeve notes - with a rare exclusive interview with Bell himself - and a wealth of rare photos are icing on the cake. Bell's unique and instantly identifiable Philly sound has proved timeless.

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Jimi Hendrix Experience - Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival (2015) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans ~ 178 Mb
Label: Experience Hendrix, Legacy | # 88875109222 | Time: 01:22:07
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock, Blues, Acid Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Jimi Hendrix's headlining appearance at the Atlanta Pop Festival would be the largest U.S. audience he would ever play to. Most people assume it was Woodstock, which was a larger festival, but by the time Jimi took the stage at around 9 a.m. on Monday morning, the Woodstock crowd was down to about 25,000 stragglers. Estimated between 300,000 and 400,000, the actual crowd at Hendrix's Atlanta Pop performance was hard to pin down due to the fact that many of the festivalgoers turned up after dark, in an effort to stay out of the stifling heat of Atlanta in the summertime. The trio of Jimi, Mitch, and Billy Cox had been touring for about two and a half months solid when July 4 rolled around, and they sound really tight kicking off the show. "Fire" starts the set, and one immediately notices how differently Billy Cox plays it versus Noel Redding. "Spanish Castle Magic" has Jimi trying out some new solo ideas and he really starts feeling it on a very improvisational, extended "Red House." A rare live performance of "Room Full of Mirrors" is followed by an absolutely incredible version of "Hear My Train A Comin'".

Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (2013) [7CD Box Set]

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Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (2013) [7CD Box Set]

Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
~ 3596 or 1572 Mb | Box Art(png) -> 838 Mb
7CD | Rounder Records/Rhino Records/Universal Music, 11661-9137-2
Blues / Blues Rock / Southern Rock / Jazz / Soul

It's difficult to call a guitarist who routinely shows up in the upper reaches of "100 Greatest Guitarists Ever" lists underappreciated, and yet the first impression the towering seven-disc box set Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective makes is that Duane Allman does not receive his proper due…

Al Kooper featuring Jeff Baxter - Championship Wrestling (1982) Japanese Limited Edition Reissue 2003

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Al Kooper featuring Jeff Baxter - Championship Wrestling (1982) Japanese Limited Edition Reissue 2003

Al Kooper featuring Jeff Baxter - Championship Wrestling (1982)
Japanese Limited Edition Reissue 2003, Paper Sleeve
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Label: Sony Records Int'l | # MHCP 20 | Time: 00:39:27
Rock, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll

Championship Wrestling started life as an attempt at another "super session"-type production, with more of a focus on R&B than blues, to have featured Al Kooper and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter as equal partners with dual credit. Midway through what took a third of a year to get down on tape, Baxter withdrew from collaboration, and Championship Wrestling turned into a Kooper album featuring Baxter. It wasn't what Columbia Records expected, and it was dumped on the market – based on the paucity of reviews, it's doubtful that promo copies or even a press release went out to A- or B-list critics – and forgotten. Despite the fact that it's sort of "off-brand" (or "off-game") Kooper, Championship Wrestling has more than a few good, even exciting and bracing moments.

VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

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VA - Ultimate... Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)

VA - Ultimate… Movies: 4CDs Of Great Hits From The Movies (2015)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 617 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 88875085822 | Time: 04:34:15 | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Soundtracks, Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, R&B, Soul, Easy Listening

'Ultimate… Movies' four-disc set, celebrating some of the biggest movie hits of all time. Features 72 classics, from Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Simon & Garfunkel, Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Survivor, Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Billy Ocean, Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Henry Mancini, John Barry, and many more!

V.A. - Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection (2001) (Repost)

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V.A. - Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection (2001) (Repost)

V.A. - Alligator Records 30th Anniversary Collection (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,02 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 353 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 112/13)

Three decades ago Bruce Iglauer founded Alligator Records, selling his hero Hound Dog Taylor's records out of his car trunk. Since then, Alligator has become America's best-known and most prolific blues label, and many of the reasons for its success appear on this two-disc 30th anniversary collection. Much of the material, including Marcia Ball's "Louella" and Shemekia Copeland's "Turn the Heat Up," comes from relatively recent recordings, since the label also released anthologies honoring its 20th and 25th anniversaries.
But the 30th holds its own, presenting guitar greats like Lonnie Mack ("Stop"), Johnny Winter ("My Time After Awhile"), and Lonnie Brooks ("Two-Headed Man"), as well as harmonica heroes James Cotton ("When It Rains It Pours"), Junior Wells ("Keep Your Hands Out of My Pockets"), and William Clarke ("Broke and Hungry")…

Al Kooper - Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995) 2CDs

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Al Kooper - Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995) 2CDs

Al Kooper - Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live (1995) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 727 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb | Scans ~ 181 Mb
Label: Music Masters Rock | # 1612 65113-2 | Time: 01:53:46
Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Electric Blues

If Al Kooper isn't a living American musical legend, no one is. Who else has performed with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix and countless others? And not just performed but been an important component of legendary songs (how about the Hammond organ on both Dylans' Like a Rolling Stone and The Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want)? As a solo artist he is best known for his work as a founding member of both the Blues Project and Blood Sweat and Tears. Many more famous recordings have followed and lead us to this great selection - a CD that is, in my opinion, a classic: a two-CD Al-fest. Recorded live at NYC's Bottom Line, Al performs his great tunes from the Blues Project and Blood Sweat and Tears, as well as his solo recordings such as I Stand Alone. The excitement from the packed audience is only rivaled by the intensity Al and the band bring to such classics as I Can't Quit Her, Somethin' Goin' On and New York City (You're a Woman). It's Blues, Jazz, Rock and Roll and a great time, as only Al Kooper can bring.

Little Freddie King - Messin' Around Tha House (2008)

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Little Freddie King - Messin' Around Tha House (2008)

Little Freddie King - Messin' Around Tha House (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 352 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MadeWright Records (MWR44)

Though Little Freddie King may not be a household name quite yet, his self-styled "Gut Bucket Blues" approach is well worth a listen for any of those who like rough but precise vocals, warm blues harp, and fat, incisive guitar.
King's style is a rough fusion of T-Bone Walker's sharp attack and Albert King's laid-back, smoky stylings: economical, precise, and thick, tending to simmer but never boil. His rented-mule vocals, likewise, do capably in the pepper-and-vinegar of his mostly self-penned album. Bobby DiTullio adds reliable harmonica, while the backing band keep a likeably primitive rhythm on low heat…

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company (2004)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 288 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 124 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 17 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.84 Gb
Concord, 7243 8 66540 1 4 | Piano Blues, Easy Listening, Swing

~ Diana Krall, Elton John, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Van Morrison, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Natalie Cole & more ~

Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)

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Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)

Billy Hawks - The New Genius Of The Blues / Heavy Soul! (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 419 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans ~ 63 Mb | 01:09:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul | BGP Records / Ace Records #CDBGPD 117

Billy Hawks played the organ and sang the blues – a combination that in the late '60s, when Hawks recorded and released The New Genius of the Blues and More Heavy Soul! for Prestige, meant that he was most certainly a practitioner of soul-jazz. Working in a similar vein to Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and other funky professors of the Hammond organ, Hawks didn't play straight-up jazz on either of his Prestige LPs, here captured on a single-disc 2014 reissue by Ace. For one thing, he sang, a choice that positions his recordings much closer to R&B than jazz. Clearly, Ray Charles made an impression on Hawks – "I Got a Woman" shows up on New Genius, "Drown in My Own Tears" on More Heavy Soul! – but with his intimate trio (on New Genius, he's supported by guitarist Joseph Jones and drummer Henry Terrell; on More Heavy Soul! by, Maynard Parker sits in for Jones, and Buddy Terry is added on tenor sax), he was grittier and funkier than Charles was in the '60s, walking the line between mod-jazz and soul.

Larry Garner - Here Today Gone Tomorrow (2008)

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Larry Garner - Here Today Gone Tomorrow (2008)

Larry Garner - Here Today Gone Tomorrow (2008)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 365 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 77 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Dixiefrog Records (VDCD 132)

Singer/guitarist Larry Garner hails from the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the legen- dary nightclub Tabby’s Blues Box was his proving ground during the 1970s and 1980s. After winning the International Blues Challenge in 1988, he made his recording debut with the British JSP label in 1994 and has since released numerous albums on the Verve, Evidence, Ruf Records and DixieFrog labels.
All in all, Garner has been bringing his electric Louisiana blues and soul to the people for over four decades. He’s a five-time Blues Music Award nominee and member of the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame - a tasteful guitar player who sings with both humor and emotion who has also earned a reputation as a first-class songwriter and storyteller.

Edgar Winter - Jazzin' The Blues (2004)

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Edgar Winter - Jazzin' The Blues (2004)

Edgar Winter - Jazzin' The Blues (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 428 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 105 Mb
Jazz, Blues, Blues-Rock, Fusion | Label: SPV | # SPV085-71732 CD | 01:01:49

This set of Edgar Winter's jazzy remakes of older tunes and some new ones is all over the place. With a cast that includes guitarists Robben Ford and Hiram Bullock, Steve Lukather, and Michael Hakes, and bassists like Will Lee, Mark Meadows, and Tom Lilly, as well as trumpeter Lee Thornburg, one gets exactly what one expects: a slick, groove-infested ride through Winter's past and present.

Calvin Jackson & Mississippi Bound - Goin' Down South (1999)

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Calvin Jackson & Mississippi Bound - Goin' Down South (1999)

Calvin Jackson & Mississippi Bound - Goin' Down South (1999)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 369 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Country Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Me & My Blues Records (MMBCD6)

Calvin Jackson (1961-2015) was an American drummer from north Mississippi. He is considered an innovator in the Hill country blues style of drumming, having incorporated elements of the regional Fife and drum bands style in the blues band setting.
In 1999 he released the only album under his own name, Calvin Jackson & Mississippi Bound's Goin' Down South. For this effort Jackson covered songs by such obvious influences as Mississippi Fred McDowell plus added his original complaints to this whining, fussing genre such as "Hard to Get Along" and "It's Gonna Rain". The album was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the category of "Best New Artist Debut".

Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990) Remastered & Expanded 2008

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Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990) Remastered & Expanded 2008

Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990) Remastered & Expanded 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb
Label: Polydor, Exile | # 5308763 | Time: 00:58:49 | Covers included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul

2008 newly remastered sound and expanded packaging including lyrics of Enlightenment, an album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1990. It reached No. 5 on the UK charts. Exile/Polydor releases this album as part of a batch of two of the four catalogue reissues of Morrison's albums dated from 1971 through 2002. In "Enlightenment" Van once again ruminates on spiritual matters, but this is probably the most sober and matter-of-fact expression of his personal struggle toward understanding that he has ever offered. "I'm in the here and now and I'm meditating / But still I'm suffering," Morrison admits, "But that's my problem."

VA - The Blues Bible (2020)

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VA - The Blues Bible (2020)

VA - The Blues Bible (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 843 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 408 Mb | 02:55:32
Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Not Now Music

The fact that a comprehensive collection like this one can exist well into the twenty-first century gives testament to both the staying power of the blues and to the wide influence it has had on other areas of popular music. Whilst few of these have ever been major worldwide hits in the conventional sense, so many of them have provided the roots to rock music that is enjoyed by millions today. This is, we hope, a collection that makes you seek out more, and our Not Now catalogue can offer you very many fine albums to take you further.