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Ten Years After - All The Best (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Ten Years After - All The Best (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Ten Years After - All The Best (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 372 Mb
Label: EMI | # 50999 6 23594 2 9 | Time: 02:34:39 | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues, Classic Rock, Hard Rock

Hard-rocking British blues band led by virtuosic guitarist Alvin Lee and best known for their legendary Woodstock performance. 2012 Compilation. 34 Tracks. Including 3 BBC recordings, previously unavailable on CD.

Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness (2020)

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Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness (2020)

Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 392 Mb | Full Scans ~ 80 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock | 00:57:44 | Provogue #PRD 7590 2 | Unofficial Release

The life of a traveling blues musician isn't easy. The vocation is rife with loneliness, bad food, cheap hotels, and lack of sleep. Walter Trout is a survivor of that life (just barely). During the late 1960s and '70s, he worked the road with Big Mama Thorton, Joe Tex, and John Lee Hooker. In the 1980s, it was Canned Heat and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. He's led his own bands since 1990 and experienced cycles of triumph, tragedy, alcohol and narcotic addiction, and recovery from a near-fatal liver transplant that required two surgeries. Trout's dues are paid and then some. Ordinary Madness was produced by longtime collaborator Eric Corne and cut in analog at guitarist Robby Krieger's studio. Its many surprises reveal it to be unlike any other record in his large catalog.

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".

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

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VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 874 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 395 Mb | Scans ~ 35 Mb | 02:52:09
Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 193/95-2

This three-CD set documents some historic country-blues performances by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Bukka White, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Mance Lipscomb. The urban side of things is well represented by Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters with Otis Spann, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Chambers Brothers turning in a riveting rendition of “See See Rider.” Included here are 11 previously unreleased tracks. A must for acoustic-blues fans.

Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007) Recorded 1977

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Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007) Recorded 1977

Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Epic, Legacy | # 88697 07283 2 | 00:59:22

Muddy Waters had his second coming 30 years ago, when longtime friend and disciple Johnny Winter and his Blue Sky label returned him–after a series of listless recordings aimed at the rock audience–to the raw, powerful authenticity of his timeless Chess material with a series of powerful albums. Beginning with 1977's acclaimed Hard Again, a subsequent tour produced Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live, recorded onstage in Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia with Muddy's band, Winter, and harmonica player/vocalist James Cotton. Enough live material remained for Legacy to release an expanded version with an entire second disc of unissued concert material. It seems even that wasn't the end. This collection returns again to those remarkable concerts, featuring Muddy on five tracks, among them a rousing "I Can't Be Satisfied," "Trouble No More," "Caldonia," and the closing "Got My Mojo Workin'." Winter and Cotton are no less powerful, Cotton redoing Jackie Brenston's hit "Rocket '88'" and Winter ripping up John Lee Hooker's "I Done Got Over It" and "Mama Talk to Your Daughter."

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.

VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set

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VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set

VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set
Featuring: T-Bone Walker, Guitar Slim, Smiley Lewis, Boo Breeding, Pee Wee Crayton

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 685 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 585 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
New Orleans Blues, New Orleans R&B | Label: JSP | # JSP7773 | Time: 04:15:37

JSP's New Orleans Guitar compiles four CDs of performances by Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, and T-Bone Walker. It's hard to go wrong with these 102 recordings cut between 1947 and 1955. The tracks have been remastered, making the majority of this material sound great. Unlike other packages of this type, the liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and a concise history without going on ad nauseam. As an extra bonus this is a budget-priced set, making it highly recommended, especially for the blues novice.

Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - 1947-1949 (2000)

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Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - 1947-1949 (2000)

Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - 1947-1949 (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 171 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Blues, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1115)

The Buddy Johnson Orchestra was one of the few big bands that were able to stay together during the second half of the 1940s. They did that by featuring the vocals of Ella Johnson and Arthur Prysock, leaning towards R&B at times and hinting at (but not outright playing) bebop. This CD has the music from Johnson's last three sessions of 1947 and his three 1949 dates; the 1948 recording strike caused a gap. There were no major soloists in the band, but the musicianship was high, the vocalists (heard along with Buddy Johnson himself on all but four numbers) were excellent and there was plenty of spirit.

VA - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas (2007)

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VA - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas (2007)

VA - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas (2007)
Pinetop Perkins - Henry James Townsend - David 'Honeyboy' Edwards - Robert Lockwood, Jr.

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 457 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb
Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Electric Delta Blues | Label: The Blue Shoe Project | 01:17:17

2007 GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR HISTORY IN THE MAKING Once in a lifetime you may experience a brief moment when the stars align and something truly extraordinary happens. This was the case in October 2004, when four of the greatest living blues legends were assembled in Dallas, Texas for one incomparable night of music. At the time they ranged in age from 89 to 94 and all had received the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship Award, the highest honor in the USA for traditional arts. These musicians have devoted their entire life to playing the blues, and staging such an epic event was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Once reunited, the old magic reemerged. It was if they were long lost school buddies.

Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000 [Re-Up]

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Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000 [Re-Up]

Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics | # DCC DZS-194 | Time: 00:42:20
Blues-Rock, Boogie Rock, Electric Blues

After two late-'60s albums on Columbia, Johnny Winter hit his stride in 1970 working with Rick Derringer and the McCoys, now recruited as his sidemen and collaborators (and proving with just about every note here how far they'd gotten past "Hang on Sloopy"). In place of the bluesy focus on his first two albums, Winter extended himself into more of a rock-oriented mode here, in both his singing and his selection of material. This was hard rock with a blues edge, and had a certain commercial smoothness lacking in his earlier work. Derringer's presence on guitar and as a songwriter saw to it that Winter's blues virtuosity was balanced by perfectly placed guitar hooks, and the two guitarists complemented each other perfectly throughout as well.

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'".

B.B. King - My Kind of Blues (1960) Expanded Remastered 2003 [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - My Kind of Blues (1960) Expanded Remastered 2003 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - My Kind of Blues (1960) Expanded Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Early R&B | Label: Ace | # CDCHM 881 | Time: 01:00:16

My Kind of Blues was originally released in late 1960 on the budget label Crown. On this session, B.B. King dropped the smooth big band sound of his previous release, B.B. King Wails, to an instrumentally stripped-down unit of bass, drums, piano, and, of course, his beloved guitar Lucille. This date took one day to record and is said to be one of King's personal favorites. Any of B.B. King's early Crown releases are essential, and considering that the 2003 Ace reissues feature previously unissued bonus tracks and midline pricing, these are the ones to grab. According to the liner notes, these bonus tracks are included for being "small combo tracks that continue the traditional blues theme, and allow plenty of space for B.B.'s guitar." Unfortunately, recording dates for these aren't given, but they do include five previously unissued tracks from his Modern sessions, as well as an undubbed version of "Looking the World Over"; an overdubbed version of "Walking Dr. Bill"; and a previously unissued take of "Hold That Train..

T-Model Ford - Albums Collection 2002-2011 (3CD)

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T-Model Ford - Albums Collection 2002-2011 (3CD)

T-Model Ford - Albums Collection 2002-2011 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 765 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 318 Mb | Scans ~ 412 Mb
Blues, Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Electric Delta Blues | Time: 02:19:18

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist T-Model Ford (James Lewis Carter Ford) played a raw-edged, visceral style of blues from the Mississippi Delta, accompanied much of the time by his drummer, Spam (Tommy Lee Miles). Ford caught a break when he opened up on a national tour for Buddy Guy and his band, playing respectable theaters and some festivals, but he was chronically under-recorded. He began playing guitar late in life and hadn't really toured much outside the Mississippi Delta until the 1990s and into the new millennium. Collection includes: Bad Man (2002); The Ladies Man (2010); Taledragger (2011).

Johnny Winter - Rockpalast: Blues Rock Legends Vol. 3 (2011) 2 CDs

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Johnny Winter - Rockpalast: Blues Rock Legends Vol. 3 (2011) 2 CDs

Johnny Winter - Rockpalast: Blues Rock Legends Vol. 3 (2011) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 909 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 284 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: MIG | # MIG 90362 CD | Time: 01:58:20

Rockpalast: Blues Rock Legends Vol. 3 is a two-CD live album by guitarist and singer Johnny Winter. It was recorded on April 21, 1979, at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany. It was released in Germany by MIG Records on February 25, 2011. This performance was originally broadcast live on the television show Rockpalast. The concert that night was by the J. Geils Band, followed by Patti Smith, and then Johnny Winter.