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Muddy Waters - Original Album Classics [3CD] (2011)

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Muddy Waters - Original Album Classics [3CD] (2011)

Muddy Waters - Original Album Classics [3CD] (2011)
Blues, Chicago Blues, Delta Blues | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 02:38:13 | 1,09 Gb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment (EU) | Cat.# 88697730622 | Released: 2011-02-01 (1977/1978/1981)

This is a three classic albums CD box set with the original artworked 'mini LP' CD wallets in deluxe packaging. It contains the albums "Hard Again", "I'm Ready" and "King Bee".

Otis Rush - Mourning In The Morning (1969) Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

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Otis Rush - Mourning In The Morning (1969) Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

Otis Rush - Mourning In The Morning (1969) Reissue 2005
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectables | # COL-CD-7704 | Time: 00:39:40
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

This string-bending guitar master (and owner of one of the most beautiful voices in blues) had a big influence on rock, and rock returned the favor on this 1969 Atlantic LP. Duane Allman plays guitar, Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites produced and that's Roger Hawkins on drums as Otis does Feel So Bad; Gambler's Blues; Baby, I Love You; It Takes Time, and more!

Big Bill Broonzy - The Bill Broonzy Story (1999) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Big Bill Broonzy - The Bill Broonzy Story (1999) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Big Bill Broonzy - The Bill Broonzy Story (1999) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 634 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 467 Mb
Label: Verve | # 547 555-2 | Time: 03:23:52 | Scans ~ 111 Mb
Blues, Country Blues, Folk Blues, Acoustic Chicago Blues

Originally recorded in 1957, these sessions turned out to be the last the legendary Big Bill Broonzy would record; only a little over a year later, he succumbed to lung cancer. This collection consists not of fan or producer favorites, but Broonzy favorites, and includes a variety of blues, folk, and devotional music. Though he was instrumental to the development of the blues and the Chicago sound, much of the material on this three-disc set reaches back to the music that the blues came from, with a lot of drop-in help from Broonzy's friends, of which there were many. That makes these recordings not only recordings, but documentation, a testament to a bluesman who was at once musician and historian.

William Clarke - Albums Collection 1992-1999 (4CD)

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William Clarke - Albums Collection 1992-1999 (4CD)

William Clarke - Albums Collection 1992-1999 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.6 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 636 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Time: 03:49:32

The heir apparent to Chicago's legacy of amplified blues harmonica, William Clarke was the first original new voice on his instrument to come along in quite some time; he became a sensation in blues circles during the late '80s and early '90s, stopped short by an untimely death in 1996. A pupil and devotee of George Harmonica Smith, Clarke was a technical virtuoso and master of both the diatonic harp and the more difficult chromatic harp (the signature instrument of both Smith and Little Walter). Where many new harmonica players had become content to cop licks from the Chicago masters, Clarke developed his own style and vocabulary, building on everything he learned from Smith and moving beyond it. His four '90s albums for Alligator earned wide critical acclaim and remain his signature showcases.

Johnny Dyer Featuring Rick "L.A. Holmes" Holmstrom - Shake it! (1995)

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Johnny Dyer Featuring Rick "L.A. Holmes" Holmstrom - Shake it! (1995)

Johnny Dyer Featuring Rick "L.A. Holmes" Holmstrom - Shake it! (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Black Top Records, CD BT-1114 | ~ 306 or 143 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.95 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues

The veteran Johnny Dyer is a likable singer and an intense harmonica player in the best tradition of Chicago blues, while co-leader Rick Holmstrom is a versatile guitarist who is able to play 1950s jump blues and the later, more rocking variety with equal facility and spirit; his instrumental feature "Tacos De Pescado" is a highlight. While pianist Tom Mahon and drummer Steve Mugalian are helpful in support, the use of Tyler Pedersen's acoustic bass (rather than its electric equivalent) gives this session a traditional swing feel that is quite appealing.

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Original Album Series (2009) [5CD Box Set]

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Original Album Series (2009) [5CD Box Set]

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Original Album Series (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Elektra / Rhino Records, 8122 79834 0 | ~ 1319 or 573 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 252 Mb
Blues / Blues Rock / Chicago Blues / Electric Blue

This is a collection of the five first albums of the Paul Butterfield' group. The first two albums are classic and influenced rock music. The first album gives an electric atmosphere to blues, and was one of the influences to Bob Dylan's music to became electric…

Paul Butterfield - Complete Albums 1965-1980 (2015) [14CD Box Set]

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Paul Butterfield - Complete Albums 1965-1980 (2015) [14CD Box Set]

Paul Butterfield - Complete Albums 1965-1980 (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino, 081227951955 | ~ 4202 or 1826 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 476 Mb
Rock, Blues Rock, Chicago Blues

Paul Butterfield was the first white harmonica player to develop a style original and powerful enough to place him among the true blues greats. His initial recordings from the mid-60s featuring the legendary ‘Paul Butterfield Blues Band’ were eclectic, ground breaking tracks fusing electric blues with rock & roll, psychedelia, jazz and even Indian classical music…

Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)

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Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)

Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues | Label: Hi Hat | # HH 015CD | Time: 00:43:15

Willie Dixon is one of the fathers of modern American blues, and had a profound influence on Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and countless others. This superb 1984 performance was recorded for FM radio broadcast at a tiny club at 7644 North Sheridan Road on Chicago's north side, and captures the great man in fine form performing a selection of self-penned classics. The complete broadcast is presented here in digitally remastered sound with background notes and images.

Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971)

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Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971)

Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1984 | Chess/Vogue, 600051 | ~ 235 or 95 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 10 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock

The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions is an album by blues musician Howlin' Wolf released in 1971 on Chess Records, and on Rolling Stones Records in Britain. It was one of the first super session blues albums, setting a blues master among famous musicians from the second generation of rock and roll, in this case Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman…

Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971) [Japanese Edition 2006] Re-Up

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Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971) [Japanese Edition 2006] Re-Up

Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971) Japanese Edition 2006
featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Universal | # UICY-3475 | 00:56:30

The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions is an album by blues musician Howlin' Wolf, released in the summer of 1971 on Chess Records. It was one of the first of the super session blues albums, setting a blues master among famous musicians from the second generation of rock and roll, in this case Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman. It peaked at #79 on the Billboard 200.

Luther Allison - Luther's Blues (1974) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001

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Luther Allison - Luther's Blues (1974) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001

Luther Allison - Luther's Blues (1974) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 499 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Motown | # 440 013 409-2 | 01:10:26

The second of three Allison albums issued on Motown's Gordy subsidiary in the 1970s, Luther's Blues captures the guitarist's uncovered-wire sound in its full glory. The crescendo ending of "Let's Have a Little Talk," one of five Allison originals here, is more than another standard variation on crowd-pleasing clichés. It's an apocalyptic, blues-wailing roar, with Allison's pleading vocal at its core. Berry Gordy turns up in the composer credits for one tune, "Someday Pretty Baby," which, along with "Part Time Love," trawls the company's early raw-edged back catalog. Even the funk-flavored "K.T."–an attempted hit single?–fits the mood. The three bonus tracks on this exemplary remaster nearly double the original LP's length, with a raw version of Freddy King's "San-Ho-Zay" glowing alongside an alternate version of Allison's "Bloomington Closing" and a lengthy medley from the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

Muddy Waters - His Best 1947 to 1955 (1997) [Re-Up]

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Muddy Waters - His Best 1947 to 1955 (1997) [Re-Up]

Muddy Waters - His Best 1947 to 1955 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Label: Chess, Universal | # MCD 09370, 329 370-2 | Time: 00:59:36
Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Slide Guitar

One of the best recordings in Chess Records' 50th Anniverary series is the first of two bookend Muddy Waters collections, His Best 1947-55. Documenting Waters's most creatively and commercially successful years at Aristocrat/Chess, this collection begins with his formative years and ends with Waters at his peak. So you're in for a lot of terrific bottleneck slide guitar work as well as electric Chicago blues; what's to criticize? Superb remasterings of "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "I'm Ready", and "Mannish Boy" are simply beyond reproach. With simple bass accompaniment from Ernest "Big" Crawford, Waters's bottleneck tracks are spare, haunting and, quite frankly, perfect country blues. And listening to Waters, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, and Jimmy Rogers piece together (and perfect very quickly) the classic Chicago sound is pure blues epiphany. At the very least, this collection shows you why Waters's rollicking stop-time classics like "Mannish Boy" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" have sparked endless imitations over the years–and why nobody has played them better since.

Eddie Boyd with Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - 7936 South Rhodes (1968) Reissue 1993

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Eddie Boyd with Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - 7936 South Rhodes (1968) Reissue 1993

Eddie Boyd with Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - 7936 South Rhodes (1968) Reissue 1993
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans ~ 110 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Piano Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD195 | 00:43:49

Recorded in London in January 1968 with three members of the early lineup of Fleetwood Mac (the one that played blues, not pop/rock): Peter Green (guitar), John McVie (bass), and Mick Fleetwood (drums). It's an adequate setting for Boyd's straight Chicago piano blues, going heavier on the slow-to-mid-tempo numbers than the high-spirited ones, though Green is a far more sympathetic accompanist than the rhythm section.

Joe Beard featuring Duke Robillard & Friends - Dealin' (2000)

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Joe Beard featuring Duke Robillard & Friends - Dealin' (2000)

Joe Beard featuring Duke Robillard & Friends - Dealin' (2000)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: AudioQuest | # AQ-CD1055 | 00:51:28

In the blues world it's OK to be a late bloomer, and when it came to recording, Joe Beard was exactly that. The charismatic singer/guitarist, whose influences range from Jimmy Reed to Lightnin' Hopkins, worked "day gigs" when his kids were growing up and didn't start to build a catalog until he was in his fifties. Blues lovers who heard Beard's AudioQuest dates of the '90s found themselves saying, "Hey, this guy is very talented; why haven't I heard of him until now?" And, of course, the answer to that question is that his nine-to-fives and family life had kept him from being a full-time bluesman. But when his kids reached adulthood, the Mississippi native turned Rochester, NY, resident had more time to devote to music. Recorded in April 2000 (when he was 62), Dealin' is Beard's third CD for AudioQuest and underscores his ability to handle a variety of electric blues styles.

Dave Specter and Barkin Bill Smith featuring Ronnie Earl - Bluebird Blues (1991)

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Dave Specter and Barkin Bill Smith featuring Ronnie Earl - Bluebird Blues (1991)

Dave Specter and Barkin Bill Smith featuring Ronnie Earl - Bluebird Blues (1991)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Delmark | # DD-652 | 00:48:20

There wasn't any musical generation gap between young Chicago guitarist Specter and his much older front man Barkin' Bill Smith. Specter's love for the electrified 1950s styles of Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King blended well with Smith's deep, almost crooning baritone pipes on what was the debut album for both men. Lots of breezy swing informs the retro-styled set.