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Keb’ Mo’ - Just Like You (1996) {2017, Japanese Reissue}

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Keb’ Mo’ - Just Like You (1996) {2017, Japanese Reissue}

Keb’ Mo’ - Just Like You (1996) {2017, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 328 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Full Scans ~ 129 Mb | 00:50:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Delta Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Sony Music #SICP-5354

Just like You is the second studio album by Delta blues artist Keb' Mo', released in 1996. It features guest artists Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt, both on the title track "Just Like You". Unlike the first album, Just Like You features a more blues-pop to blues-rock feel and more of its tracks feature a full band. In 1997, Just Like You won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

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.

Junior Kimbrough - All Night Long (1992) [Reissue 1995]

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Junior Kimbrough - All Night Long (1992) [Reissue 1995]

Junior Kimbrough - All Night Long (1992) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fat Possum Records (42085-2)

All Night Long is Junior Kimbrough's first album, recorded live in the converted church that replaced Kimbrough's original wooden shack juke joint. The lineup is Kimbrough on vocals and guitar, Garry Burnside on bass, and Kenny Malone on drums (it's a family business around this area, and you'll find Burnsides and Malones all over Fat Possum's releases). All Night Long is a big, scruffy racket of an electric blues album, and it's fantastic material, a mix of charging, biting rhythms, intense slow blues, hollerin', stompin' and moanin'. The lack of studio polish is a big plus here - producer Robert Palmer was absolutely right to give this to us flubs and all - and the energy is wonderful. A great electric blues portrait that's getting widespread attention at last - and deserves it all.

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)

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Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Label: Memphis International | # DOT 0203 | Time: 00:43:05
Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues

Time traveler Alvin Youngblood Hart's albums have darted from crusty Delta fingerpicking and hollering to Hendrixian hellfire to crunchy, primal rockin' blues, all with the ring of authority that comes from complete commitment to the music. This time, he's set the wayback machine to the early '30s, using guitars, mandolin, banjo, and a lot of heart to interpret tunes by Son House, Charley Patton, Skip James, Leadbelly, and others. Somehow, the dust of old Mississippi, the state where the Oakland-born musician now resides, seems to have gotten into his blood. Hart sounds like Parchman Farm's newest inmate as he wails and moans through "How Long Before I Can Change My Clothes," plucking notes from a National resonator guitar. Chiming out chords and quick runs on banjo, he makes Odetta's "Chilly Winds" seem like they're carrying the voices of lost ghosts, recounting their lives of misery under Jim Crow's wing. Hart tends to take many of these classics, like Patton's "Tom Rushen Blues" and Leadbelly's "Alberta," at slightly slower tempos, which gives him more time to squeeze gut emotions from his lightly graveled phrases and lets his pluck-and-drone playing work its hypnotic effect. Stark and impressive for the power Hart generates alone, this may be the acoustic blues album of the year.

Robert Lockwood, Jr. - Delta Crossroads (2000)

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Robert Lockwood, Jr. - Delta Crossroads (2000)

Robert Lockwood, Jr. - Delta Crossroads (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83509 | 01:01:14

For Delta Crossroads, Robert Lockwood Jr., a former student of Robert Johnson, returns to his Delta blues roots. This 16-track album features Lockwood with only his 12-string acoustic guitar. It is rather strange hearing old Delta blues sung by one of its originals on a modern recording. All of the notes from the guitar are clear. Plus, his voice isn't scuffed up by the scratches and pop of the vinyl recording. Lockwood plays a mix of Robert Johnson tunes, a few of his own, and some blues standards including "C.C. Rider." With its high production quality and Lockwood's unique and possibly near-extinct style of singing, Delta Crossroads is a strong testament to the endurance of a Delta blues original.

Robert Jr. Lockwood - Steady Rollin' Man (1970) Reissue 1992

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Robert Jr. Lockwood - Steady Rollin' Man (1970) Reissue 1992

Robert Jr. Lockwood - Steady Rollin' Man (1970) Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Delta Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Delmark | # DD-630 | Time: 00:41:04

Robert Jr. Lockwood's music shows the influence of not only his stepfather, Robert Johnson but also that of jazz guitarists Charlie Christian and Eddie Durham. By the mid-50's he found himself in the enviable position of being THE studio guitar player in Chicago. He can be heard on classic blues songs like Little Walter's "My Babe" and "Boom, Boom, Out Go The Lights"; Sonny Boy Williamson's "Nine Below Zero" and "Eyesight To The Blind." He also recorded with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Eddie Boyd, Willie Mabon, Sunnyland Slim, Roosevelt Sykes and others. This 1970 session was Robert's first album as a leader!

VA - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (2CD) (2006) {Yazoo}

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VA - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (2CD) (2006) {Yazoo}

VA - The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (2CD) (2006) {Yazoo}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 774 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 388 mb
Genre: country blues, Delta blues, Piedmont blues, hillbilly

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of is a 2CD compilation of rural blues music, put together by Yazoo in 2006. This features some of the primal nature of the blues, done in many ways by varied peoples.

Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2: Cross Cut Saw [Recorded 1940-1942] (2002)

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Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2: Cross Cut Saw [Recorded 1940-1942] (2002)

Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2: Cross Cut Saw [Recorded 1940-1942] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Delta Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Document Records (DOCD-5670)

One of the last of the old country bluesmen to record, the diminutive Tommy McClennan delivered 40-some tracks to Bluebird Records between 1939 and 1942 before vanishing into the haze of blues history. Although small in stature, McClennan had a strong, raspy voice that brought a lively exuberance to his often generic lyrics, and his habit of tossing in spoken interjections - he literally talked to himself as he sang - give his songs the feel of intimate dialogues. This collection is the second, and final, installment of McClennan's Bluebird sessions to be released by Document Records. Unfortunately, the first one, 1939-1940 Whiskey Head Woman, Vol. 1, has most of his essential recordings on it. McClennan was a limited guitarist, and his singing approach, while exciting, was essentially shouting, and he had obviously run out of fresh ideas by the time of these final recordings…

Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1: Whiskey Head Woman [Recorded 1939-1940] (2002)

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Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1: Whiskey Head Woman [Recorded 1939-1940] (2002)

Tommy McClennan - The Complete Recordings Vol. 1: Whiskey Head Woman [Recorded 1939-1940] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 286 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Delta Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Document Records (DOCD-5669)

Tommy McClennan would work in the cotton fields by day and in the evenings he would play on the streets of Greenwood, MS. Later he worked in juke joints and for dance parties, playing both the guitar and the piano. McClennan was a small man, standing just 4 feet 10, but this in no way negated the powerful voice that he possessed. His guitar playing is typical of the Mississippi style; simple, dominant, solid rhythms from the bass end with dashes of spikey treble riffs interjected between the vocal choruses. His voice was rough, hoarse and loud. Loud enough to be heard over the hubbub in a Mississippi juke joint on a Saturday night. Honey Boy Edwards tells of Tommy’s habit of standing in front of a mirror talking to himself…

VA - Screaming and Crying: 75 Masterpieces By 35 Blues Guitar Heroes (2012) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Screaming and Crying: 75 Masterpieces By 35 Blues Guitar Heroes (2012) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Screaming and Crying: 75 Masterpieces By 35 Blues Guitar Heroes (2012) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 612 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 474 Mb | Scans ~ 144 Mb | 03:27:02
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll | Label: Fantastic Voyage | # FVTD137, 5055311001371

Rarely has the primal excitement of the electric blues guitar been so voraciously and expertly illustrated on one compilation than on Screaming And Crying, renowned British blues buff Neil Slaven s monumental homage to the music which shaped both his life and a whole generation. Over three discs and 75 tracks, the set straddles the spectrum of the electrified blues which fuelled the British R&B boom of the 1960s and beyond, mixing much-feted names such as Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley with more deliciously obscure outings by the likes of Doctor Ross and Guitar Shorty. Slaven s liner notes outline the story behind the roughshod classics which bust out of the set, whether screaming with the joy of musical release, or crying in a pool of despair, both amplified through jacked-up guitar strings.

John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000 [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Blues | Label: Vee-Jay/Collectables | # COL-CD-7103 | Time: 00:35:00

Vee Jay's 1964 album John Lee Hooker on Campus is titled to sound like a live recording but it isn't. As part of the Collectables Vee Jay reissue campaign, these 12 tracks originally tried to capitalize on Hooker's emergence on the coffeehouse/college tours he was involved in at the time. This is an electric album that contains excellent material from Hooker, even though the occasional background singers get in the way, attempting to modernize his gritty blues with a smoother soul sound. All of the Vee Jay reissues of John Lee Hooker material are worth having and are budget priced as a bonus.

John Lee Hooker - Mr. Lucky (1991) [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - Mr. Lucky (1991) [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - Mr. Lucky (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Delta Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Pointblank/Charisma | # 0777 7 86237 2 4 | Time: 00:47:21

Released in 1991 on Pointblank, this audiophile treat finds the 'Hook in some very special company. Co-producers Roy Rogers, Ry Cooder and Carlos Santana (who all contribute musically on this title as well) persuaded the likes of Albert Collins, Robert Cray, John Hammond, Johnnie Johnson, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Nick Lowe and Johnny Winter among others to join in and the result is one terrific record. This original analog recording is beautifully recorded and a highlight to the ump-teenth rejuvenation in the 'Hooks career.

VA - The Road To Robert Johnson And Beyond (2007) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - The Road To Robert Johnson And Beyond (2007) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - The Road To Robert Johnson And Beyond (2007) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 691 Mb | Scans ~ 51 Mb
Label: JSP Records | # JSP7795 | Time: 05:06:47
Delta Blues, Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Slide Guitar Blues

During the last quarter of the 20th century, and thanks largely to Eric Clapton's remarkable devotion to his memory, Robert Leroy Johnson posthumously became the most celebrated Delta blues musician of the pre-WWII era. Among numerous editions of his complete works and various anthologies that combine his recordings with those of his contemporaries and followers, J.S.P.'s The Road to Robert Johnson and Beyond combines many of his essential performances with those by dozens of other blues artists from Blind Lemon Jefferson and Henry Thomas to Muddy Waters and Elmore James. 105 tracks fill four CDs with several decades' worth of strongly steeped blues that trace the African American migration from the deep south on up into Chicago. This is a fine way to savor the recorded evidence, as primary examples from Blind Blake, Charley Patton, Son House, Charlie McCoy, Walter Vincson, Skip James, Ma Rainey, Tampa Red, Kokomo Arnold, Scrapper Blackwell, Leroy Carr, Lonnie Johnson, and Peetie Wheatstraw lead directly to early modern masters like Big Joe Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Bill Broonzy, Johnny Temple, Leroy Foster, Johnny Shines, Homesick James Williamson, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Snooky Pryor, Little Walter, and David Honeyboy Edwards, among many others.

John Lee Hooker - The Healer (1989) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - The Healer (1989) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - The Healer (1989) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Electric Delta Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Capricorn | # 314 538 689-2 | Time: 00:41:42

The album features collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Robert Cray, Canned Heat, George Thorogood, Los Lobos and Carlos Santana, among others. The Healer peaked at number 62 on the Billboard 200 and "I'm in the Mood" won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Performance.

John Lee Hooker - That's My Story (1960) [Reissue 1991]

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John Lee Hooker - That's My Story (1960) [Reissue 1991]

John Lee Hooker - That's My Story (1960) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 217 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Riverside Records (00025218053822)

Although Orrin Keepnews' Riverside Records was primarily a jazz label, the company dabbled in blues in the 1960s - and one of the bluesmen who recorded for Riverside was John Lee Hooker. Recorded in 1960, this Keepnews-produced session came at a time when Hooker was signed to Vee-Jay. The last thing Keepnews wanted to do was emulate Hooker's electric-oriented, very amplified Vee-Jay output, which fared well among rock and R&B audiences. Keepnews had an acoustic country blues vision for the bluesman, and That's My Story favors a raw, stripped-down, bare-bones approach - no electric guitar, no distortion, no singles aimed at rock & rollers. Over the years, Hooker fans have debated the merits of his Riverside albums. Some much prefer him in an electric setting; others applaud the rural vision that Keepnews had for him…