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Big Bill Broonzy - The Father Of Chicago Blues Guitar (2009)

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Big Bill Broonzy - The Father Of Chicago Blues Guitar (2009)

Big Bill Broonzy - The Father Of Chicago Blues Guitar (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Label: Pea Vine Blues | # PCD 15831 | Time: 01:02:40
Acoustic Chicago Blues, Country Blues, Pre-War Blues

Big Bill Broonzy was viewed as a beloved country blues player when he died in 1958, a master of raw and authentic-sounding folk-blues. But this public image, although Broonzy worked hard to maintain it in his later years, does him a bit of a disservice. He was much more than a rustic relic, however well he played the part. Broonzy was an excellent and even sophisticated guitarist, starting out in the '30s as a rag and hokum player but he was versatile enough to work with jazz and R&B combos, and his guitar approach was instrumental in the early formation of the Chicago blues sound. He was also a crafty songwriter, who managed to write blues pieces that bridged the line between traditional blues themes and modern structure. This 21-track collection focuses mostly on his early solo acoustic material, although there are some band pieces included as well toward the end of the sequence.

Ray Bonneville - Goin' By Feel (2007)

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Ray Bonneville - Goin' By Feel (2007)

Ray Bonneville - Goin' By Feel (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Label: Red House Records Inc. | # RHR CD 206 | Time: 00:49:04
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Americana, Folk-Rock

Ray Bonneville's unique musical artistry is a blend of funky, foot-stomping tunes framing rich story-songs, anchored by his smoldering guitar and harmonica talents. The infectiously groove-laden GOIN BY FEEL finds Bonneville stretching into new territory with gritty production and raw Americana instrumentation in a sonic masterwork featuring the finest writing of his career.

The Lovin' Spoonful - Original Album Classics (2011) [5CD Box Set]

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The Lovin' Spoonful - Original Album Classics (2011) [5CD Box Set]

The Lovin' Spoonful - Original Album Classics (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music / Legacy, 88691901362 | ~ 1280 or 556 Mb | Artwork(pngg) -> 225 Mb
Pop Rock, Country Blues, Folk Rock

Five CD set containing a quintet of albums from the '60s Pop/Rock legends led by John Sebastian. Includes the albums Do You Believe in Magic, Daydream, Hums of The Lovin' Spoonful, Everything Playing and Revelation: Revolution '69.

Ray Bonneville - Gust Of Wind (1999)

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Ray Bonneville - Gust Of Wind (1999)

Ray Bonneville - Gust Of Wind (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans ~ 184 Mb
Label: Stony Plain Records | # SPCD 1256 | Time: 00:43:31
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Country-Blues, Americana, Folk-Rock

Ray Bonneville combines electric blues motifs, a light sense of humor, and a pop approach to song-making. On pieces like the opening "Don't Look Back," with electric piano from Richard Bell, this combination comes across as a sort of Memphis Randy Newman. Colin Linden here produces this unique, memorable Canadian songwriter on his third album. Linden provides slide, baritone, and other guitar work on the album. Like Linden, Bonneville is adept at incorporating blues styles into accessible pop gems. Recorded in Canada and Nashville, this album features mandolin maestro Tim O'Brien on "Canary Yellow Car" and the Band's Rick Bell playing keyboards on five selections. Like the album, Bonneville is a constantly moving dual citizen of Canada and the United States. This broad base of experience reflects in an album featuring North American themes of pop, rock, and blues.

Guy Davis - Give In Kind (2002) [Re-Up]

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Guy Davis - Give In Kind (2002) [Re-Up]

Guy Davis - Give In Kind (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Label: Red House Records | # RHR CD 161 | Time: 00:58:39
Modern Acoustic Blues, Country-Blues, Folk-Blues

Guy Davis has developed into a consummate bluesman. He's listened hard to classic Delta blues and based his style on it, without ever becoming a carbon copy of the greats. Instead they're his jumping-off point into something as individual as "Layla, Layla," where didgeridoo makes an appearance, or the poignant "Joppatowne." Equally adept on guitar, banjo, and harmonica, he's become a force of nature, with the ability to write a song like "I Don't Know" that sounds as if it had come directly from the '30s, alongside covers of Fred McDowell, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sleepy John Estes. The originals and older work mesh perfectly, the sign of a real bluesman. And, of course, he's capable of working the other side of the coin to blues, in gospel, as the closer, "God's Unchanging Hand," clearly shows. This is the tradition reborn and revitalized. Davis' support is wonderfully sympathetic, but he's completely at the center of things, the motivator and mover of this music, and a purveyor of the real blues. His lineage is obvious, and he's the new generation, doing it right and keeping it real.

Guy Davis - Sweetheart Like You (2009)

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Guy Davis - Sweetheart Like You (2009)

Guy Davis - Sweetheart Like You (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Included | 01:02:31
Modern Acoustic Blues, Folk Blues, Country Blues | Label: Red House | # RHR CD 211

Guy Davis continues to explore the almost forgotten territory of acoustic African-American folk music, field hollers, shouts, rags, and gospel songs in a style that predates the blues and has much in common with the white Appalachian music that existed until the record companies separated it into race and hillbilly music. "Slow Motion Daddy" is a salacious ragtime original with a syncopated rhythm that recalls Rev. Gary Davis and Willie McTell. Davis plays banjo and harmonica and hams it up giving the performance a sly humor. "Follow Me Down" is a 12-string guitar showcase that pays homage to Leadbelly's "Mr. Tom Hughes' Town" a tale of racism and high life in the big city. Nerak Patterson adds electric guitar to a cover of "Hoochie Coochie Man" in an arrangement that crosses the Delta with South Side Chi town. Davis delivers the tune with a growling sexuality and leaves Patterson room for a tasty solo. "Can't Be Satisfied" is another Muddy Waters' tune, this time played claw hammer style on the banjo, with Davis adding harmonica and delivering another playful vocal.

John Hammond - Footwork (1978) [Reissue 2003]

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John Hammond - Footwork (1978) [Reissue 2003]

John Hammond - Footwork (1978) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 353 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 139 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vanguard Records (VMD 79400-UV 030)

A blues purist, John Hammond came to prominence in the mid-'60s and recorded for the prestigious Vanguard label, earning himself the title of "the white Robert Johnson" with his authentic National Steel guitar, voice, and harmonica blues. Highly praised in the blues and folk worlds, Hammond led a career spanning four decades with outstanding dedication to the purity of the blues. The Band served as rhythm section on some of his albums, but solo is arguably the best way to hear him - with no discredit to Robbie Robertson and company. It's just that Hammond is that kind of artist. Footwork was recorded in isolation by Hammond alone in 1978…

Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels (2020) *PROPER*

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Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels (2020) *PROPER*

Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 367 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans ~ 169 Mb | 00:59:47 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock / Blues Rock / Country Blues / Alternative Rock / Americana
Highway 20 Records / Thirty Tigers Records #H2006

Lucinda Williams is incapable of sounding anything less than 100-percent engaged and sincere. Whatever she has to say, she clearly means it, and that more than anything else is the thread that runs through 2020's Good Souls Better Angels, her fourth album since she launched her own record label and took full control of her process of recording and releasing music. Cut mostly live in the studio with her road band – Stuart Mathis on guitar, David Sutton on bass, and Butch Norton on drums – these 12 songs play like a long stream-of consciousness journey, with Williams writing in blues structures that repeat certain lines like a mantra while her band either sneak up on the music like a ghost or howl with elemental, bluesy skronk (the raw, gritty tone of Mathis' guitar matches Williams' vocals for sheer ferocity on numbers like "Down Past the Bottom," "Bone of Contention," and "Wakin' Up" like he's roots rock's answer to Ron Asheton).

Taj Mahal - Original Album Classics (2011)

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Taj Mahal - Original Album Classics (2011)

Taj Mahal - Original Album Classics (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Columbia, 88697731562 | ~ 661 or 274 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 22 Mb
Blues Rock, Country Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

~ Taj Mahal (1968), The Natch’l Blues (1968), Mo' Roots (1974) ~

John Hammond - Mileage (1980) [Reissue 1992]

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John Hammond - Mileage (1980) [Reissue 1992]

John Hammond - Mileage (1980) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 243 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 176 MB
Genre: Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sky Ranch Records (72438 390542 3)

This album, originally released in 1980, perfectly captures both the searing electric and raw acoustic blues stylings of the legendary John Hammond. His close-to-the-bone vocals, masterful fingerstyle and slide guitar, and piercing harmonica keep the flame alive on this collection of blues roots classics by Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson.

J.J. Cale - Special Edition (1984) {2020, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD, Remastered}

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J.J. Cale - Special Edition (1984) {2020, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD, Remastered}

J.J. Cale - Special Edition (1984) {2020, Japanese MQA-CD × UHQCD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 259 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock / Blues Rock / Southern Rock / Americana / Country Blues
Mercury / Universal Music #UICY-40334

Sinuous rhythms, conversational singing, and, most of all, intricate, bluesy guitar playing characterize Cale's performances of his own songs. This compilation, covering 11 years of recording, includes the songs Eric Clapton, who borrowed heavily from Cale's style in his 1970s solo work, made famous: "After Midnight" and "Cocaine."

VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set

VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 684 Mb | Scans ~ 271 Mb
Label: Proper Records | # PROPERBOX 7 | Time: 04:59:19
Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Delta Blues, Piedmont Blues, Boogie-Woogie

Broke, Black & Blue delivers multiple surprises within its 100 songs of prewar blues. Arranged chronologically by Joop Visser, the set admirably covers the first 22 years of recorded blues, 1924 to 1946, from vaudeville and Delta to boogie-woogie and jump blues. It's a swell gift for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of blues. But old-timers will be pleased, too, as special attention has been paid to culling rare and idiosyncratic tracks by the well-known and the obscure. The first three discs present single tracks by artists as diverse as the Memphis Jug Band, De Ford Bailey, Tommy Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Peetie Wheatstraw, Lonnie Johnson, and Bukka White, alongside unknowns such as Isaiah "The Mississippi Moaner" Nelson, Barbecue Bob and Laughing Charley, Ed Andrews, Chicken Wilson, and Bumble Bee Slim. On the fourth disc, this convention is jettisoned to luxuriate in a series of very rare sides of lovely, oddly subdued boogie-woogie and jump blues by Jimmie Gordon, Johnny Temple, and Lee Brown.

David Bromberg - Long Way From Here (1986) {WOU 9641}

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David Bromberg - Long Way From Here (1986) {WOU 9641}

David Bromberg - Long Way From Here (1986) {WOU 9641}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Country Blues, Folk Rock, Americana

David Bromberg basically gave up his recording and performing career at the start of the 1980s, but in 1986 his old label, Fantasy Records, released this album of odds and ends recorded between 1976 and 1979. Since odds and ends are what Bromberg specialized in, the result was as good as any of his albums, beginning with a paean to marijuana ("The Viper"), followed by one to drinking and sex ("Loaded and Laid"). Those jazzy live tracks typically were followed by studio recordings of meticulously played acoustic ballads before Bromberg and his band returned to San Francisco's Great American Music Hall for concert staples like "Suffer to Sing the Blues" and "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor." It was enough to make you wish he'd perform a little more often.

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.46 Gb | Booklet Scans ~ 46 Mb | 10:53:44
Oldies, Vocal Pop, Ragtime, Early Jazz, Folk, Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Gospel | Label: West Hill

An outstanding nine CD collection of rare jazz, blues, country, pop, cowboy, march, ragtime, vaudeville and gospel recordings that form our musical legacy, compiled by jazz historian Allen Lowe. More than10 hours of music in a presentation slipcase with a 127 page booklet containing many photos and a wealth of interesting information about the music. Space here only permits artist and song title listings of the first 4 CD's in the 9 CD set.

VA - Deep River of Song: The Alan Lomax Collection (1999-2004) 12CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Deep River of Song: The Alan Lomax Collection (1999-2004) 12CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Deep River of Song: The Alan Lomax Collection (1999-2004) 12CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks/Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.66 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.88 Gb | Scans included
Traditional Folk, Work Songs, Blues, Gospel, Country Blues | Label: Rounder | 12:41:25

The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European, and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Deep River of Song: African-American field recordings made for the Library of Congress from 1933 to 1946, a transformative period when black singers of the South and the Caribbean created a new musical language and thousands of brilliant songs that would captivate people throughout the world.