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Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD) [Re-Up]

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Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD) [Re-Up]

Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.84 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues

Accurately dubbed "the Queen of Chicago blues" (and sometimes just the blues in general), Koko Taylor helped keep the tradition of big-voiced, brassy female blues belters alive, recasting the spirits of early legends like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton, and Memphis Minnie for the modern age. Taylor's rough, raw vocals were perfect for the swaggering new electrified era of the blues, and her massive hit "Wang Dang Doodle" served notice that male dominance in the blues wasn't as exclusive as it seemed. After a productive initial stint on Chess, Taylor spent several decades on the prominent contemporary blues label Alligator, going on to win more W.C. Handy Awards than any other female performer in history, and establishing herself as far and away the greatest female blues singer of her time. Collection includes: Koko Taylor (1969); South Side Lady (1973); I Got What It Takes (1975); The Earthshaker (1978); From The Heart Of A Woman (1981); Queen of the Blues (1985); Jump For Joy (1990).

Selwyn Birchwood - Pick Your Poison (2017)

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Selwyn Birchwood - Pick Your Poison (2017)

Selwyn Birchwood - Pick Your Poison (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 378 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans ~ 63 Mb | 00:53:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, R&B, Blues Rock | Alligator Records #ALCD 4975

Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues. His deep familiarity with blues tradition allows him to bust the genre wide open, adding new sounds, colors and textures all delivered with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma. Since the 2014 release of his Alligator Records debut, Don’t Call No Ambulance, Birchwood’s meteoric rise from playing small Florida clubs to headlining international festival stages is nothing short of phenomenal, as he continues to set the contemporary blues world on fire. The album received the Blues Music Award and Living Blues Critics’ Award for Best Debut Album Of 2014, and he won the 2015 Blues Blast Rising Star Award.

Preston Shannon - All In Time (1999)

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Preston Shannon - All In Time (1999)

Preston Shannon - All In Time (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 297 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soul-Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Bullseye Blues & Jazz #11661-9595-2

Memphis-based Beale Street regular Preston Shannon lays down a compelling blend of blues and soul on this outing. Recorded in Memphis and produced by Willie Mitchell, Shannon is backed by a crack staff of Memphis all-star session players, with bassist Leroy Hodges and songwriter session ace Thomas Bingham contributing mightily to the proceedings. Shannon has a rep as a people-pleasing live performer, so it's no surprise to hear him put his own spin to a club favorite like Prince's "Purple Rain," leaving the guitar pyrotechnics of the original on the back burner, investigating instead the soulful content of the song in a fine, stripped-down version.

B.B. King - Spotlight On Lucille (1986) Reissue 1991

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B.B. King - Spotlight On Lucille (1986) Reissue 1991

B.B. King - Spotlight On Lucille (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Label: Flair/Virgin America | # 0777 7 86231 2 0 | Time: 00:43:01
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Memphis Blues

B.B. King is the most influential guitarist in the instrument's electric history. His string-bending, vibrato, and phrasing are the raw material that players as diverse as Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour have spun into their own epic solos. This CD draws on King's '60s efforts for the defunct Kent label, tapping rarely heard instrumental tracks to present a crash course in his unique fusion of country blues, the single-string soloing perfected by Lonnie Johnson, and the swinging phrasing of jazz guitar pioneers like Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. Tunes like "Slidin' and Glidin'" and "Calypso Jazz" are tickets to blues heaven.

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Label: Original Blues Classics/Riverside | # OBCCD-542-2 (RLP-838) | Time: 00:42:48
Country Blues, Acoustic Delta Blues, Folk Blues

In 1959, John Lee Hooker signed a one-off deal with the Riverside label to record an acoustic session of the country blues. It was a key change from his earlier recordings, most of which had featured Hooker on an electric guitar with his trademark reverb and stomping foot. Folk purists of the day were delighted with COUNTRY BLUES, believing Hooker had returned to his roots, leaving the "glitzy commercialism" of R&B behind. But some Hooker fans considered COUNTRY BLUES a "betrayal" of his true sound.

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson and Jay McShann - Jumpin' the Blues (2003) [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions]

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Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson and Jay McShann - Jumpin' the Blues (2003) [The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions]

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson and Jay McShann - Jumpin' the Blues (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 381 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Blues, Jazz | Label: Black & Blue | # BB 959.2 | Time: 01:02:32

As part of The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions series, alto saxophonist Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson is spotlighted on 14 digitally remastered tracks, recorded at Cargo Studio in Paris on March 9, 1969. This straight-ahead session pairs Cleanhead with pianist Jay McShann, Gene Ramey on bass, and McShann's drummer at the time, Paul Gunther. While this disc doesn't contain any unreleased tracks, it does feature several first-rate renditions of Vinson's signature tunes, including "Mr. Cleanhead Blues," "Kidney Stew," and "Juice Head Baby".

Johnny Copeland - Ghetto Child: The Houston Sessions (2003)

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Johnny Copeland - Ghetto Child: The Houston Sessions (2003)

Johnny Copeland - Ghetto Child: The Houston Sessions (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Electric Texas Blues | Label: Castle Music | # 06076 81251-2 | Time: 00:40:01

If you're talking about packaging, the flaws of this disc are considerable. Comprised of 14 songs from 1960-1990 (most from 1960-71), the unifying theme is that all of them are taking from Houston recording sessions. But while recording dates and some personnel are noted, the original labels and dates of release are not. Furthermore, although the liner notes give a reasonable overview of Copeland's career, the tracks on this specific compilation are not discussed. And, putting the boot in, the cuts are not sequenced chronologically, but arranged almost as if someone had pressed the random button on a CD remote. Now, having aired all those complaints, the music is very good. These are fiery, committed performances in which the songs and arrangements often veer as much toward soul as toward blues. That's something that works to Copeland's advantage, both because he was versatile enough to combine styles well, and because it made him stand out from legions of other journeymen bluesmen.

Rita Chiarelli - What A Night Live (1997)

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Rita Chiarelli - What A Night Live (1997)

Rita Chiarelli - What A Night Live (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 439 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans | 01:01:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Electric Blues | Stony Plain Records #SPCD1236

Rita Chiarelli is one of the most exciting new singers in Canada. Her unique blend of rock and blues has been compared favorably to Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, and Susan Tedeschi. In 2000, she was named the "top blues singer" at Canada's Maple Leaf Awards. The world's discovery of Chiarelli comes after years of her paying dues. Singing with Hamilton, Ontario-based group Tempest at the age of 15, she toured throughout North America with a nine-piece R&B band, Battleaxe, after graduating from high school. Chiarelli continued to sharpen her chops as a member of Toronto-based rockabilly pioneer Ronnie Hawkins' group.

Fox Forty Five - The Nature Of Paper (2020)

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Fox Forty Five - The Nature Of Paper (2020)

Fox Forty Five - The Nature Of Paper (2020)
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 296 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 101 mb
Genre: stoner rock, heavy psych, heavy blues

The Nature Of Paper is the 2020 album by Rochester, New York rock quartet Fox Forty Five. This project was self-released, which means it was made for the fans.

Mighty Sam McClain - One More Bridge To Cross (2003)

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Mighty Sam McClain - One More Bridge To Cross (2003)

Mighty Sam McClain - One More Bridge To Cross (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 407 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 149 MB | Covers - 87 MB
Genre: Soul Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mighty Music (Mightymusic101)

Once again, Mighty Sam McClain changes the face of the blues with his album "One More Bridge To Cross". Released on his own label, Mighty Music, the CD has a fresh sound and focuses more on Sam's powerful and heart-breakingly beautiful voice. Produced soley by the Mighty one himself, this new release is the culmination of a life-long dream. This music, like the singer, speaks passionately about life, love, faith and the simpler things in-between.

Danny Gatton - Funhouse (1988) Reissue 2004

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Danny Gatton - Funhouse (1988) Reissue 2004

Danny Gatton - Funhouse (1988) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 417 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Jazz-Blues | Label: Flying Deuces Music | # 3471 | Time: 01:02:55

Danny Gatton was truly the guitarist's guitarist. Hailed by Guitar Player as the "World's Greatest Unknown Guitar Player" he was cherished by the likes of Les Paul, Joe Perry, Steve Vai, Joe Pass, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Albert Lee and countless other guitar luminaries. Until his tragic and untimely death in 1994 he was every guitar players best resource for a treasure of "hot licks". Never one to tour he remains an underground treasure for those "in the know". If you play the guitar, you owe it to yourself to check out this great instrumental genius. This is a scorching live set from June 10th and 11th,1988 at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. This set features the legendary pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, who also collaborated with Gatton on Redneck Jazz Explosion, (to be reissued late summer 04’). This is also the only Gatton release to feature Danny’s jazz unit known as “The Funhouse”.

Dave Fields - Force Of Will (2020)

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Dave Fields - Force Of Will (2020)

Dave Fields - Force Of Will (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 290 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock | FMI Records #801901000072

NY Blues Hall of Fame and Fodera Guitar artist Dave Fields sixth and latest album, Force of Will is a ferocious mix of blues rock and beyond that stretches the boundaries. Force of Will takes you on a musical journey in a way that only Dave Fields can take you. Dave and his Fodera guitar will light your senses on fire. Force of Will, like all of Dave’s albums, is a dynamic excursion of love, fun, joy and life which will please the blues-rock lover and beyond. Dave is a lifelong New Yorker and currently resides in the lower east side Manhattan. His musical roots stretch deep being the son of successful NYC composer, arranger & producer Sammy ‘Forever’ Fields.

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 Apple Blues - Brooklyn Blues (2010)

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Big Apple Blues - Brooklyn Blues (2010)

Big Apple Blues - Brooklyn Blues (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 388 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 162 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Blues Rock | Stone Tone Records #884501379069

A live studio electric Chicago Blues and beyond record by the very TOP NYC blues cats. It is as authentic and driving as blues ever gets. Turn up loud and enjoy! Brooklyn Blues is the culmination of a few blues musicians walking into a recording studio with their gear, plugging in and rolling tape. That of course, is an over-simplification of the recording process, but it’s all the listener really needs to concern themselves with. Big Apple Blues is not a homage, but a continuation to the ‘living record’ of the Chicago-style electric blues of mid-century Middle America. The sound of this record didn’t have to be manufactured, it emanated from the hands and lungs of the musicians performing the essential American art form.

Dave Specter & Steve Freund - Is What It Is (2004) [Re-Up]

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Dave Specter & Steve Freund - Is What It Is (2004) [Re-Up]

Dave Specter & Steve Freund - Is What It Is (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 428 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE-779 | 01:06:46

The long established musical relationship between guitarists Dave Specter and Steve Freund goes back nearly 20 years, when Specter sought out Freund as a guitar teacher. They have shared many stages, but this marks the first occasion that they have recorded together. In the best of the Chicago blues tradition as illustrated by the legendary Delmark label, Is What It Is is a loose, swinging, tough blues date filled with great tunes, inspired playing and loose-groove vibes. While Specter has become well-known for his jazzy blues playing, his former teacher Freund has stayed close to the roots of the Chicago sound. That contrast works beautifully here on both covers and originals. Freund's tunes are some of the bets on the set as evidenced by the opener "My Little Playhouse." One of the reasons for this is his deep, clear soulful singing which adds punch and nuance to the dueling guitars Specter brings classy elegance to the set in his instrumentals, like the title track that carries a deeply Southern-fried funk to the more urban Chicago sound and the shuffling gutbucket stroll of "Riverside Ride," where the two players wind around and through one another exuberantly.