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John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999) With Special Guest John Lee Hooker [Re-Up]

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John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999) With Special Guest John Lee Hooker [Re-Up]

John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999)
With Special Guest John Lee Hooker

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 51 Mb
British Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Eagle Records | # EAGCD077 | Time: 00:59:55

1999 album from Britain's godfather of blues rock. 13 tracks, including 'White Line Fever' and 'Bad Dream Catcher'. Features guest appearances from John Lee Hooker, Ernie Watts and Coco Montoya.

Groundhogs - Thank Christ For Groundhogs: The Liberty Years 1968-1972 (2010) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Groundhogs - Thank Christ For Groundhogs: The Liberty Years 1968-1972 (2010) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Groundhogs - Thank Christ For Groundhogs: The Liberty Years 1968-1972 (2010) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 460 Mb | Scans ~ 307 Mb | 03:21:03
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, British Blues | Label: EMI | # 50999 646271 2 0

2010 three CD set that contains their first five albums for Liberty Records (1968-72) plus bonus tracks. With a career that spans an impressive five decades, the Groundhogs are a veritable British Blues-Rock institution. With a line-up cemented around Peter Cruickshank on bass guitar, Ken Pustelnik on drums and fronted by singer, guitarist and principle songwriter Tony (T.S.) McPhee, this bluesy power trio were joined by harmonica toting Steve Rye for their full length debut, Scratching The Surface released on Liberty Records in 1968. With a reputation hard won by their incessant touring schedule, the band recorded Blues Obituary as a three piece in 1969, followed by Thanks Christ For The Bomb (1970), then hitting #5 with their most successful record, Split, in 1971 and rounded off by the fabulously titled Who Will Save The World? The Mighty Groundhogs (1972).

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) Japanese Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 433 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: BMG/Capo | # BVCM-37889 | Time: 00:55:43

Rory was never a man to sit back and let the world slip by. The 70’s saw him release 10 albums in as many years, work with a great many of his heroes and tour the world. Although his recorded output in the 1980’s was more sporadic he still toured constantly, playing some of the first rock gigs behind the iron curtain as well as cementing his live reputation in Europe and the US. ‘Defender’ his third album of the 80’s, was the first release on his own label. Capo offered him the complete artistic freedom he needed, enabling him to produce the music as he wanted. He admitted “I’m not that organised, but I want anything that I’m doing to be under control, and I want the final say on things”.

Rory Gallagher - Etched In Blue (1998) [Re-Up]

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Rory Gallagher - Etched In Blue (1998) [Re-Up]

Rory Gallagher - Etched In Blue (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 493 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: Camden/Capo | # 74321 627972 | Time: 01:06:31

Etched in Blue is a solid, if not exactly definitive, retrospective of Rory Gallagher's career that offers a fine introduction to the Irish blues star.

John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers - Spinning Coin (1995) [Re-Up]

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John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers - Spinning Coin (1995) [Re-Up]

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers - Spinning Coin (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
British Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Silvertone | # 01241-41541-2 | 00:49:04

Somehow the grandfather of British blues still had the fire in his belly to record a strong album almost 40 years after he began his storied career. Buddy Whittington acquits himself well as the latest in a long line of hotshot guitarists for this multi-instrumentalist, who still does his best work on harmonica. He still admires long-dead bluesman J.B. Lenoir, including "Voodoo Music" here. A lot of credit for this strong outing goes to R.S. Field, lyricist and sometime producer for Webb Wilder. "Long Story Short" would pass for a Wilder tune were it not for Mayall's distinctive voice.

The Animals - Gratefully Dead 1964-1968 (2004)

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The Animals - Gratefully Dead 1964-1968 (2004)

The Animals - Gratefully Dead 1964-1968 (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 527 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 259 Mb
Full Scans | 01:17:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock / Psychedelic Rock / British Blues / British Invasion
Raven Records #RVCD-194

Sidestepping the horrendous title, Gratefully Dead 1964-1968, it's nice to see an Animals compilation that digs a bit deeper into their catalog, album tracks, B-sides, and curios, as opposed to rehashing the same old hits ad nauseam. The first ten tracks are mainly covers of blues and R&B tunes that were staples in the early Animals repertoire circa 1964 to 1966, such as "Dimples," "Bright Lights Big City," "Talkin' 'Bout You," and "Smokestack Lightning." The remaining 11 tracks from 1967 and 1968 are credited to the second lineup of the band now called Eric Burdon & the Animals, who plunge into psychedelic blues by way of bizarre tunes such as "Gratefully Dead," "It's All Meat" (which is a sped-up "Spoonful"), "Closer to the Truth," "Year of the Guru," and "White Houses." Rounding out the set is Eric Burdon's 1971 hit with War, "Spill the Wine," and while not an actual Animals track, it's still nice to have it tacked on as a bonus. Those only familiar with "The House of the Rising Sun," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," or "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" should definitely pick up this disc – and then seek out Winds of Change and The Twain Shall Meet.

Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982) [Non-Remastered, Germany 1st Press] Re-Up

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Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982) [Non-Remastered, Germany 1st Press] Re-Up

Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Hard-Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 845.111 | 00:43:33

Rory Gallagher sounds inspired throughout JInx, gamely leading new drummer Brendan O'Neill and keyboardist Bob Andrews through the blues-rock paces, even though the guitarist's personal fortunes were on a downslide from which they would never recover. "Big Guns" and "Bourbon," the album's opening selections find Rory in full fiery form, tossing out muscular guitar lines and fiery solos with descriptive lyrics catering to his infatuation with American gangsters. The album also features two of his best, and least known, songs in the spooky, paranoid title track, complete with simmering sax section, boiling tom-tom drums as well as his own stealthy harmonica, and "Easy Come Easy Go," a beautiful, bluesy ballad where Rory double tracks his acoustic and electric guitars. Gallagher's tough vocals take on a new emotional depth not previously heard, and are particularly poignant throughout. Diving into the blues, Lightnin' Slims' "Nothin' but the Devil," one of the two songs added for this reissue, is an acoustic solo showpiece revealing Gallagher's delta roots and substantial slide abilities.

Rory Gallagher - Top Priority (1979) [Non-Remastered, Germany 1st Press] Re-Up

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Rory Gallagher - Top Priority (1979) [Non-Remastered, Germany 1st Press] Re-Up

Rory Gallagher - Top Priority (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 845.105 | 00:39:43

Top Priority is Rory Gallagher's tenth album. It was his fourth and final studio album for Chrysalis Records. The album was the second with his revised power trio band. Like the previous album Photo-Finish, Top Priority is a return to hard rock. The ballads, acoustic and folk influences that were seen on albums such as Calling Card are replaced by more conventional but powerful blues rock.

Jeremy Spencer - Precious Little (2006)

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Jeremy Spencer - Precious Little (2006)

Jeremy Spencer - Precious Little (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:52
Modern Electric Blues, British Blues, Rock & Roll, Blues-Rock | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5106

It's been nearly 33 years since Jeremy Spencer, the slide guitarist and vocalist in the original Fleetwood Mac, walked into silence, obscurity, and cult mystery – not unlike his bandmate Peter Green, who returned to active recording before Spencer had. Precious Little was licensed to Blind Pig from the Bluestown Records label in Norway. This isn't some stodgy codger trying for one last blast of fame before he goes out into the long good night. In fact, Precious Little is an effortless, relaxed presentation of the blues through the fantastic voice and stellar guitar playing of a bona fide British bluesman. One might complain that this set is perhaps a bit too laid-back, but that complaint is small when taking in the communication that's happening between Spencer and his Norwegian blues band in a studio that has the old mixing board from Stax! The material is a mixture of originals and covers that Spencer plays either on his National Steel with a humbucking pickup or one of his fine electric guitars. The warmth in his voice and the ease of his playing is that of a master musician.

The Animals - The Best Of The Animals (2000)

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The Animals - The Best Of The Animals (2000)

The Animals - The Best Of The Animals (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 241 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Rhythm & Blues / British Blues / British Invasion
EMI Records / Gala Records #0946343505 2 5

One of the most important bands originating from England's R&B scene during the early '60s, the Animals were second only to the Rolling Stones in influence among R&B-based bands in the first wave of the British Invasion. The Animals formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1960s. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No. 1 hit single, "House of the Rising Sun", as well as by hits such as "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", "It's My Life", "I'm Crying" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood". The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-orientated album material and were part of the British Invasion of the US.

Rory Gallagher - Tattoo (1973) Japanese Remastered Reissue [Re-Up]

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Rory Gallagher - Tattoo (1973) Japanese Remastered Reissue [Re-Up]

Rory Gallagher - Tattoo (1973) Japanese Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 425 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: BMG | # BVCM-37883 | Time: 00:58:57

Gallagher's work ethic was in high gear as he somehow found time to write nine more songs in the midst of non-stop touring for his second album released in 1973. Even more astounding is that far from sounding fatigued or burnt out, his performance here is loose and impassioned, and the tunes are some of the best of his career. Lou Martin's keyboards are better integrated into the band, and drummer Rod de'Ath swings and burns with easy confidence. The double whammy of the album's two crunching leadoff tracks, "Tattoo'd Lady" and "Cradle Rock" illustrate just how comfortable Gallagher is with his backing group, and the smooth-rolling unplugged guitar and harmonica of "20-20 Vision" proves that the blues rocker is a more than adequate Delta/folk musician. Better still is the acoustic slide intro to "Who's that Comin'" that effortlessly and discretely eases its way into a Chicago styled, mid-tempo, electric attack.

Peter Green Splinter Group - Time Traders (2001) + Reaching the Cold 100 (2003) [2007 2CD Set]

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Peter Green Splinter Group - Time Traders (2001) + Reaching the Cold 100 (2003) [2007 2CD Set]

Peter Green Splinter Group - Time Traders (2001) + Reaching the Cold 100 (2003) [2007 2CD Set]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 928 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 358 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: Snapper Music, Recall 2cd | # SMDCD593 | 02:23:35

This release combines two studio albums from the Peter Green Splinter Group 'Time Traders' from 2001 and 'Reaching The Cold 100' from 2003. Peter Green's status as a blues guitarist is second to none. With first John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and then Fleetwood Mac, he created an extraordinary body of work which established his reputation. Time Traders and Reaching The Cold 100 were the last studio recordings by the Peter Green Splinter Group, which operated from 1997 to 2004 and in contrast to their earlier albums they feature entirely original compositions by members of the group. These are two great albums worthy of inclusion in any fan's collection.

Fleetwood Mac - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967-1969 (1999) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Fleetwood Mac - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967-1969 (1999) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Fleetwood Mac - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967-1969 (1999) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.27 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 927 Mb | Scans ~ 101 Mb
Genre: British Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Columbia | # 494641 2 | Time: 06:44:05

The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions 1967–1969 is a boxed set by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1999. It was a 6CD compilation of previously released material, plus outtakes and unreleased tracks from the band's early line-up, coming in a longbox with individually boxed CDs and a booklet of extensive notes and anecdotes, written by producer Mike Vernon. It represents the entire recorded output of Fleetwood Mac whilst they were signed to the Blue Horizon label.

John Mayall - London Blues 1964-1969 (1992)

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John Mayall - London Blues 1964-1969 (1992)

John Mayall - London Blues 1964-1969 (1992)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 780 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 318 Mb
Full Scans ~ 104 Mb | 00:57:57 + 01:13:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
British Blues, Blues Rock | Deram / Polygram Records #844302-2

This two-hour-plus compilation of the first five years of the history of John Mayall and his band the Bluesbreakers in their many permutations covers all the expected bases and then some. Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Mick Taylor are all represented, but so are Bernie Watson and Roger Dean, both of whom preceded Clapton in the guitarist's spot in the band. What's more, they're not bad; they may not have been the assertive soloist that Clapton came to embody, but Dean plays a pretty hot solo on "Crocodile Walk," which was good enough to make the A-side of a single in 1965. Moreover, there was more to any of the Mayall bands than their guitarists, and Mayall's blues harmonica is showcased throughout, on tracks such as "Crawling Up a Hill" and "Blues City Shakedown."

Peter Green - Legend (1988) {1997, Japan 1st Press}

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Peter Green - Legend (1988) {1997, Japan 1st Press}

Peter Green - Legend (1988) {1997, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 341 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 139 Mb
Scans Included | 00:49:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Creole Records / Nippon Crown Co. / Loudwoof #CRCL-4016
Blues Rock / Classic Rock / British Blues

Peter Green is an English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. As a co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Green's songs, such as "Albatross", "Black Magic Woman", "Oh Well", "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)" and "Man of the World", appeared on singles charts, and several have been adapted by a variety of musicians. Green was a major figure in the "second great epoch" of the British blues movement.