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Jo Ann Kelly - Blues & Gospel: Rare & Unreleased Recordings [Recorded 1967-1984] (2004)

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Jo Ann Kelly - Blues & Gospel: Rare & Unreleased Recordings [Recorded 1967-1984] (2004)

Jo Ann Kelly - Blues & Gospel: Rare & Unreleased Recordings [Recorded 1967-1984] (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 304 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blues Matters Music (BMRCD 20041)

The Jo Ann Kelly archive has been very poorly treated over the years, with only Indigo's occasional forays during the late 1990s truly spotlighting one of Britain's most underrated, but highly-treasured, blues vocalists. Into this sorry state of affairs weighs Blues Matters!, the label wing of the magazine of the same name, with a collection that totally lives up to its title. Sixteen tracks, recorded between 1967-1984, are bundled up within, and capture Kelly ranging across the stylistic spectrum. The set kicks off with four numbers taken from a rare Harlequin blues EP compilation, recorded with Tony McPhee in 1965. This was not Kelly's first session, she'd done an earlier one for Mike Vernon's Purdah label, but that remains unreleased, and thus this was the music with which Kelly was introduced to the world…

Chris Whitley - On Air, 2003 (2008)

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Chris Whitley - On Air, 2003 (2008)

Chris Whitley - On Air, 2003 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Label: Tradition & Moderne | # T&M 043 | Time: 01:14:54
Acoustic Blues, Blues-Rock, Singer/Songwriter

There are the fortunate few who really encountered Chris Whitley's music during his brief lifetime (he passed away from cancer in November of 2005); for everyone else, recordings like this are gifts. Whitley's last official offering was Reiter In, recorded as he was dying – he was a pauper, an imperfect businessman who had been deeply exploited by unscrupulous labels and "handlers." The record was a way to leave something for his daughter, Trixie, a brilliant singer, pianist, and songwriter in her own right, and was the last we thought we'd get from him. On Air was recorded on September 8, 2003 at Radio Bremen. It showcases the artist many of us remember best: a guy with a beat vintage National Steel guitar with a stompbox for his foot, playing his songs with all the revelatory passion and pathos he'd written them with.

Mance Lipscomb - Texas Songster (1960) [Reissue 1989]

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Mance Lipscomb - Texas Songster (1960) [Reissue 1989]

Mance Lipscomb - Texas Songster (1960) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Texas Blues, Acoustic Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Arhoolie (CD 306)

Arhoolie's Texas Sharecropper & Songster is a recording made in 1960, during the blues revival. Prior to the blues revival, Mance Lipscomb was an unknown, and his discovery was one of the positive byproducts of the revival. He was a great country-blues man, and this is perhaps his greatest effort, capturing him running through a number of traditional songs. Most of the songs are augmented by his jackknife slide guitar, and all feature his raw, haunted vocals, which make these classic songs sound timeless.

Robert Lockwood Jr. - Ramblin' On My Mind (1982) Expanded Remastered 2000

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Robert Lockwood Jr. - Ramblin' On My Mind (1982) Expanded Remastered 2000

Robert Lockwood Jr. - Ramblin' On My Mind (1982) Expanded Remastered 2000
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Label: Black And Blue (Blues Reference) | # BB 438.2 | Time: 00:58:55
Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Chicago Blues

This album is an exception in Robert Lokwood Jr's , as it's the only one on which he accompanies himself, from beginning to end, on his acoustic twelve-string guitar. This is the only time he allowed himself to go back to the repertory of Rober Johnson!

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (2014)

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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (2014)

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground (2014)
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Scans included
Label: YEP ROC | # YEP-2384 | Time: 00:42:44
Roots Rock, Americana, Acoustic Blues, Country Rock, Rock & Roll

Blasters founders Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin have had a famously combative relationship over the years, but as Dave once said, "We argue sometimes, but we never argue about Big Bill Broonzy." So it's fitting that their love of Big Bill brings them together in the recording studio for their first album together since the Blasters' Hard Line in 1985. Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play & Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy features the Alvin Brothers performing a dozen songs from the Broonzy songbook, and while listening to this is a potent reminder of how good Broonzy's songs still sound in the 21st century, it also demonstrates the complementary talents of Dave and Phil Alvin.

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Swarthmore Concert [Recorded 1964] (1993) (Re-up)

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Lightnin' Hopkins - The Swarthmore Concert [Recorded 1964] (1993) (Re-up)

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Swarthmore Concert [Recorded 1964] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Blues, Acoustic Blues, Texas Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige/Bluesville Records (00025218056328)

A Lightnin' solo concert from his college kiddie-folk period (1964), this languished unissued in Fantasy Records' vaults until its release in the early '90s. That's a shame, because this concert captures Lightnin' at his beguiling best, spinning tales and blues magic with every track. His introductions are half the show, making even shopworn staples like "Baby Please Don't Go" and "My Babe" sound fresh. His guitar work is astounding, pulling off inventive leads while maintaining a constant boogie rhythm that makes other instruments superfluous. If you want a disc that clearly showcases Lightnin' Hopkins at his enchanting best, start your collection with this one; it's a charmer.

Sonny Landreth - Recorded Live In Lafayette (2017)

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Sonny Landreth - Recorded Live In Lafayette (2017)

Sonny Landreth - Recorded Live In Lafayette (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 628 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 229 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:20 + 00:44:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues | Provogue #PRD75232

Sonny Landreth’s unique spin on guitar playing has made him legendary. He combines the slide with fretted notes; this finger picking technique helps him create a complex, multi-layered sound onstage. Along the way Landreth has continued to develop his vision and his musical voice, growing increasingly original and diverse, expanding from blues, zydeco, folk, country and jazz into increasingly category- blurring musical excursions. The album Recorded Live in Lafayette is a perfect showcase of Landreth’s talents and skills; disc one contains a full acoustic set and disc two his full electric set.

Howard Armstrong - Louie Bluie (1995)

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Howard Armstrong - Louie Bluie (1995)

Howard Armstrong - Louie Bluie (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 346 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 191 Mb
Full Scans | 01:04:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Acoustic Blues, Country Blues, Vaudeville Blues | Blue Suit Records #BS-106D

As easy as it is to characterize Howard Armstrong as the last link in the once great African-American string band tradition, he really had the kind of personality and talent that transcended simple genre labels. A visual artist as well as a consummate musician (he is rumored to have been able to play 22 different types of instruments), his grasp of musical styles was panoramic, ranging from blues, jazz, country, and pop to all manner of jigs, reels, waltzes, and spirituals, and he could sing and entertain in four languages, including German, Polish, and Italian as well as English. Although he tended to concentrate on fiddle and mandolin in his later years, no musical style or instrument was ever safely out of reach of Armstrong's sweeping vision.

Corey Harris - Albums Collection 1995-2012 (10CD) [Re-Up]

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Corey Harris - Albums Collection 1995-2012 (10CD) [Re-Up]

Corey Harris - Albums Collection 1995-2012 (10CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.43 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.23 Gb | Scans ~ 580 Mb
Genre: Blues, Reggae, Delta Blues, Desert Blues, R&B, African Folk | Time: 09:03:14

Corey Harris is an American blues and reggae musician. Along with Keb' Mo' and Alvin Youngblood Hart, he raised the flag of acoustic guitar blues in the mid-1990s. Collection includes: Between Midnight And Day (1995); Fish Ain't Bitin' (1997); Greens from the Garden (1999); Vü-Dü Menž (2000) with Henry Butler; Downhome Sophisticate (2002); Mississippi to Mali (2003); Daily Bread (2005); Zion Crossroads (2007); blu.black (2009); Fulton Blues (2012).

Lead Belly - The Definitive Lead Belly (2008) 2CDs

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Lead Belly - The Definitive Lead Belly (2008) 2CDs

Lead Belly - The Definitive Lead Belly (2008) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 547 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb | Scans included | 02:26:13
Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD261

Incalculably influential folk and blues master and ground zero for much of the American folksong canon. A 'Definitive' collection of Lead Belly's finest recordings. All the big songs are here, including "Goodnight Irene", "Midnight Special", "In New Orleans (House Of The Rising Sun)", "Rock Island Line" and many more. All recordings have been digitally re-mastered.

Eric McFadden - Hail To Hell: An Acoustic Tribute To Alice Cooper (2021)

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Eric McFadden - Hail To Hell: An Acoustic Tribute To Alice Cooper (2021)

Eric McFadden - Hail To Hell: An Acoustic Tribute To Alice Cooper (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 309 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:59:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Alternative Rock, Acoustic Blues | Bad Reputation #BAD211002

Alice Cooper has been deemed "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He is notorious for his theatrics and compelling, and often shocking, stage antics. It seems that these things may have, to a fair degree, overshadowed his prowess as a songwriter. Many have simply dismissed Alice Cooper as a shock rocker more along the lines of KISS than Dylan or Bowie. To me, he is more akin to the latter two. Cooper's songwriting brilliance wasn't lost on Bob Dylan either, who regarded him as an overlooked and under-appreciated songwriter. Or John Lennon who said his favorite song was Cooper's "Elected". Or Frank Zappa, who signed Alice Cooper to his label. As a kid with a love for rock n roll and horror movies, Alice Cooper and KISS both captivated me, but it was the music of Cooper that stood the test of time as I grew older.

John Hammond - John Hammond (1964) [Reissue 2005]

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John Hammond - John Hammond (1964) [Reissue 2005]

John Hammond - John Hammond (1964) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 240 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vanguard/Ace Records (VMD 2148)

Hammond's debut recording from 1964 - much of which remains in his live repertoire to this day.
John Hammond, Jr. is one of a handful of white blues musicians who was on the scene at the beginning of the first blues renaissance of the mid-'60s. That revival, brought on by renewed interest in folk music around the U.S., brought about career boosts for many of the great classic blues players, including Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, and Skip James. Some critics have described Hammond as a white Robert Johnson, and Hammond does justice to classic blues by combining powerful guitar and harmonica playing with expressive vocals and a dignified stage presence…

Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women - Havin' The Last Word (2009)

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Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women - Havin' The Last Word (2009)

Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women - Havin' The Last Word (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 392 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb
Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4927 | Time: 00:58:26 | Scans included
Modern Acoustic Blues, Folk-Blues, Piano Blues, Female Blues

After 25 years, constant traveling, nine albums, and various solo projects, Saffire are calling it quits with one last tour and Havin' the Last Word, a collection of new tunes, covers of favorites, and songs that define their dissolution. It sounds as though it's a happy-sad decision, gratified for all the success and love accrued from their fans, but pleased for future blues via other partnerships and collaborations that can now be achieved individually. Though all will pursue solo careers – Ann Rabson is already firmly established – it is this magical and timeless combination of spirit, focused same-page concept, and great musicianship that has served Saffire very well far beyond most bands. This final effort showcases individual vocal tracks, as if the group members are already preparing for going out on their own, as there's very little group harmonizing. Individual efforts notwithstanding, the group still convenes musically on common ground, especially when Rabson plays piano, Gaye Adegbalola jams on the slide guitar or harmonica, and Andra Faye offers her musings on fiddle, mandolin, or upright bass.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues In My Bottle (1961) & Walkin' This Road By Myself (1962) [Reissue 1990]

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues In My Bottle (1961) & Walkin' This Road By Myself (1962) [Reissue 1990]

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues In My Bottle (1961) & Walkin' This Road By Myself (1962) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 398 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Acousic Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ace Records (CDCHD 930)

Lightnin' Hopkins had a hard and fast approach to dealing with the abundance of record labels he recorded for during his career. The irascible bluesman would show up at the session in question but would refuse to play a note until he was paid his fee upfront. Once paid and satisfied, he'd unpack his stock set of boogie blues riffs and pretty much improvise songs on the spot until he'd fulfilled his agreed upon quota. Then he would leave. This system led to an awful lot of similarly constructed and executed throwaway tracks, but Hopkins had a special gift for personalizing the blues that came through in the best of these improvised songs, and a few gems always showed up in the process. This disc combines 1961's Walkin' This Road by Myself, which features Hopkins with drummer Spider Kilpatrick, harmonica player Billy Bizor, and pianist Buster Pickens, with 1963's solo acoustic Blues in My Bottle…

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - At the 2nd Fret (1962) [Reissue 1993]

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Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - At the 2nd Fret (1962) [Reissue 1993]

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - At the 2nd Fret (1962) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 275 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Prestige/Bluesville Records (00025218056120)

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee were the ultimate blues duo; McGhee's stylized singing and light, flickering guitar was wonderfully contrasted by Terry's sweeping, whirling harmonica solos and intense, country-tinged singing. They were in great form during the ten tunes featured on this live date. Sometimes, as on "Custard Pie" or "Barking Bull Dog," they're funny; at other times, they were prophetic, chilling, or moving. This is Piedmont blues at its best, and this disc's tremendous remastering provides a strong sonic framework.