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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

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

Hans Theessink - Johnny & The Devil (1989)

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Hans Theessink - Johnny & The Devil (1989)

Hans Theessink - Johnny & The Devil (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Groove (BG 2020)

1989 Hans Theessink ("The Euro-Bluesman") recorded this album of originals, covers of prewar country blues (Son House's "Grinning in Your Face," Garfield Akers' "Dough Roller Blues"), even an arrangement of Jimmy Cliff's "Living in Limbo." He is ably accompanied by a 10-piece band, including horn section, saxes, tablas and more.

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.

Norah Jones - Feels Like Home (2004) Deluxe Edition with Bonus DVD

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Norah Jones - Feels Like Home (2004) Deluxe Edition with Bonus DVD

Norah Jones - Feels Like Home (2004) Deluxe Edition with Bonus DVD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | 00:56:26 | Scans included
DVD5 | PAL | 720x576 (4:3) VBR | AC3 2.0, 224 kbps/5.1, 448 kbps | Time: 00:42:58 | ~ 2.43 Gb (Subs)
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Vocal Jazz, Country Blues | Label: EMI/Blue Note | # 7243 5 99972 0 9

This expanded edition of Feels Like Home includes three unreleased tracks from the recording session; plus a DVD mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound of of four live tracks filmed at the Teatro Nuevo Alcala in Madrid, Spain; two music videos; and an exclusive interview.

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]

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Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.41 Gb | Time: 10:11:29
DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 kbps/2.0 @ 192 kbps/DTS 5.1 | 01:11:27 | 6.1 Gb
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock | Label: EarBooks/Jazzee Blue/Edel | Scans ~ 256 Mb

130-track CD/DVD set comprising of 11 CD albums each with it's own distinct musical style which showcases his passion for the guitar, plus a DVD for the 'Stony Road' album. Having created the cover of Stony Road and interpreted the cover of The Blue Juke Box the close relationship between Chris Rea's music and his painting was defined. This relationship was clearly leading in one direction, a ground-breaking idea to link the two driving forces in his life. The idea of Blue Guitars was born. Eleven albums from Chris Rea in one book pack, 130 brand new Chris Rea songs inspired by the blues ranging globally across all his own interpretations of this musical form, songs that Chris believes are some of his best to date.

Taj Mahal - Phantom Blues (1996)

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Taj Mahal - Phantom Blues (1996)

Taj Mahal - Phantom Blues (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Label: BMG, Private Music | # 01005 82139 2 | Time: 00:47:58
Contemporary Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Electric Blues, Country Blues

This 1996 album picks up where Dancing the Blues left off three years earlier, with producer John Porter and most of the same studio cast. There's more of a New Orleans flavor this time, with barrelhouse pianist Jon Cleary contributing a couple of originals to go with such classics as Jesse Hill's "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" and Fats Domino's "Let the Four Winds Blow." Bonnie Raitt and a full vocal chorus help kick "I Need Your Loving" into overdrive. Mahal's one original is the tender, acoustic country-sounding "Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes".

Eric Bibb - Friends (2004)

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Eric Bibb - Friends (2004)

Eric Bibb - Friends (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Folk-Blues, Contemporary Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83619 | Time: 00:58:22

Friends is the accurate and revealing title for New York bluesman Eric Bibb's tenth album since 1997. There are 15 cuts here, each of them featuring rootsy folk and blues collaborations with different "friends" in differing small group settings. The set starts with a killer acoustic slide duet between Bibb and Guy Davis on the nugget "99 ½ Won't Do." The contrast between Davis' sweet and smoky delivery and Bibb's husky wail – akin to Blind Willie Johnson's in places – offers a double-sided dimension in interpretation for the listener, as well. Elsewhere, Charlie Musselwhite gives a killer snaky harmonica performance on "Six O' Clock Blues." Taj Mahal makes two appearances; one in a duet on "Goin' Down Slow," and one in a trio with Bibb and Malian guitarist Djelimady Tounkara on a medley of the traditional "Kulanjan" and Bibb's own "Sebastian's Tune."

Karen Dalton - In My Own Time (50th Anniversary Edition) (1971/2022)

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Karen Dalton - In My Own Time (50th Anniversary Edition) (1971/2022)

Karen Dalton - In My Own Time (50th Anniversary Edition) (1971/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 341 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 MB
1:06:26 | Folk, Country Blues | Label: Light In The Attic Records

A half-century after the release of Karen Dalton's cult classic second album, In My Own Time sounds as magical as it always has; it was never—despite the album's title—that she was ahead of her time, but rather not of this world. Which is not to say she was some ethereal creature. After a whole life lived in her teenage years, married twice and with two kids, Dalton moved from Oklahoma to New York City to be part of the Greenwich Village 1960s folk scene alongside the likes of Tim Hardin and Neil Young. Bob Dylan called her one of his favorites, saying "Karen had a voice like Billie Holiday."

VA - The Black Keys Present The Hill Country Blues (2021)

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VA - The Black Keys Present The Hill Country Blues (2021)

VA - The Black Keys Present The Hill Country Blues (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 Mb | 00:49:38
Country Blues | Label: Mojo Magazine

“There would be no Black Keys without this music,” said Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. `Hill Country Blues’represents the concentric circle where we crossed over musically as teenagers. To celebrate this music, the Black Keys have launched a new playlist titled Hill Country Blues.” It dives deeply into the history and heritage of the genre, an unusual regional style of the Blues specific to Northern Mississippi that inspired the The Black Keys’ new covers album, Delta Kream (out May 14 on Nonesuch). The Black Keys hand-selected a variety of songs for the list, ranging from RL Burnside to Junior Kimbrough to Jessie Mae Hemphill. The playlist includes artists both renowned and obscure, honoring the hill country blues traditions that inspired the Black Keys’s inception.

Mike Cooper - Places I Know / The Machine Gun Company (1971/1972) {2014, 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered}

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Mike Cooper - Places I Know / The Machine Gun Company (1971/1972) {2014, 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered}

Mike Cooper - Places I Know / The Machine Gun Company (1971/1972) {2014, 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 473 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 193 Mb
Full Scans ~ 136 Mb | 01:19:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Folk Blues, Country Blues | Paradise Of Bachelors #PoB-14

This reissue British artist Mike Cooper's two excellent albums, originally released in 1970 and 1971, respectively; his departure from folk-blues is evident on these two documents. His diversity is one of the most striking traits of his work, considering that Cooper has worked in free improvisation, avant-garde, Hawaiian guitar music, and – much later in the '90s – even drum'n'bass-inflected electronica. As a British folk-blues artist of the '60s, obvious comparisons to Bert Jansch and John Renbourn abound. Like many of his contemporaries of that movement, he progressed to a folk-rock singer/songwriter mode by 1971 and gave listeners Places I Know, which is rooted in the tradition of Tim Buckley, Jackson Browne, and Randy Newman's sophistication with the form.

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.

Mike Cooper - Trout Steel (1970) {2014, Remastered}

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Mike Cooper - Trout Steel (1970) {2014, Remastered}

Mike Cooper - Trout Steel (1970) {2014, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Full Scans ~ 153 Mb | 00:50:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Country Blues, Alternative Rock | Paradise Of Bachelors #PoB-13

With his sophomore effort for Dawn, everything came together for guitarist and songwriter Mike Cooper. Trout Steel established him as one of the pre-eminent players on the Brit folk and blues scenes. Given his organic approach to composing; his truly dazzling abilities with acoustic and slide guitars; and his predilection for just the right sidemen and arrangements, Cooper was among the most poised musicians of his generation, and Trout Steel proves the point time and again over its 11 tracks. The disc opens with the heartbreaking “That’s How,” with restrained string arrangements and a solo alto saxophone courtesy of Mike Osborne, who was as versed in Van Morrison’s brand of Celtic R&B as he was in Ornette Coleman’s new melodic ideas.

Ian Anderson's Country Blues Band - Stereo Death Breakdown (1969) [Reissue 2009]

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Ian Anderson's Country Blues Band - Stereo Death Breakdown (1969) [Reissue 2009]

Ian Anderson's Country Blues Band - Stereo Death Breakdown (1969) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 106 MB
Genre: Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fledg'ling (FLED 3073)

Forty years ago, this original of this album almost appeared on Island Records, and therein lies a tale almost as interesting as the record itself. Ian A. Anderson, as he was then known, almost shared a name with Jethro Tull's frontman. The band's management decided the label wasn't large enough for two Ian Andersons and the newcomer was shuffled off elsewhere. As an anecdote it's priceless, but so is this artefact of the British blues boom of the late 1960s. It was, perhaps, great hubris on Anderson's part to believe he could write blues songs equal to those of the greats (and he probably cringes these days over "Short Haired Woman Blues"), but in many ways they hold up well, and he's helped out by some excellent musicians, notably the great Bob Hall on piano, while Chris Turner turns in some stunning harmonica performances…

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…

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…