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B.B. King - Live in Japan (1971) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - Live in Japan (1971) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Live in Japan (1971) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 550 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Label: MCA | # 111 810-2, MCD-11810 | Time: 01:16:39
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues

Recorded in 1971, but unreleased in the U.S. until 1999, B.B. King's Live in Japan deserves high marks for exuberance alone. Had Live in Cook County Jail not just jumped into the charts, this live album might have been released long ago. The recording opens with a swelling of enthusiastic cheers, as King launches into an uptempo "Every Day I Have the Blues." There are plenty of other classics here as well, including "How Blue Can You Get?", "Sweet Sixteen," and "The Thrill Is Gone" (which elicits another round of cheering from the opening notes). Live in Japan may not have the long-standing reputation of Cook County Jail or Live at the Regal, but it's an excellent album, with a decidedly different feel from these two classics.

Al Basile - At Home Next Door (2012) 2CDs

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Al Basile - At Home Next Door (2012) 2CDs

Al Basile - At Home Next Door (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 813 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 284 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: Sweetspot Records | # 9222 | Time: 02:03:22

At Home Next Door is a double CD set: the first CD, At Home With the Blues, looks back over Al Basile's 14 year catalogue with Sweetspot and focuses on his blues songs; the second, Next Door to the Blues, is a brand new collection of songs that use the blues as a foundation but build into other forms, with a focus on a 60s Memphis soul and gospel sound. The common denominator through both discs is Duke Robillard as producer and guitarist, and Al Basile as singer, songwriter, and cornetist, but former Roomful of Blues bandmates abound, along with guests ranging from harmonica aces Jerry Portnoy and Sugar Ray Norcia to jazz great Scott Hamilton. Produced by Duke Robillard, administered by BUG.

Albert King - I Wanna Get Funky (1974) [Remastered 1990]

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Albert King - I Wanna Get Funky (1974) [Remastered 1990]

Albert King - I Wanna Get Funky (1974) [Remastered 1990]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Label: Stax Records | # SCD-8536-2 (STS-5505) | Time: 00:45:23
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Funk/Soul

This 1974 release has King using his upside-down Flying V to slash a blues path through the Memphis Horns, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and the dawn-of-disco funk rhythm players. He half-sings with one eye on B. B. King and Bobby Bland and the other fixed on hot-buttered soul crooner Isaac Hayes. "Crosscut Saw" best captures the album title, with the leader and astounding drummer, Al Jackson, charbroiling a song the two had soul basted back in the mid 1960s with Booker T. Jones.

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Original Album Classics (2013) {5CD Box Set} Repost

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Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Original Album Classics (2013) {5CD Box Set} Repost

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Original Album Classics (2013) {5CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 2,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 947 Mb
Full Scans | 04:40:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Epic / Legacy #88883719842

The 2013 mini-box Original Album Classics rounds up the early-2000s expansions of Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand the Weather, and Soul to Soul at an affordable price point. It's arguable that SRV's best work came a bit later (In Step often seems like his best), but all three of these showcase the guitarist at his best and this package is a good bargain.

B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time (1991)

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B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time (1991)

B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA | # MCAD-10295 | Time: 00:46:11

Most of B.B. King's studio albums of the '80s and '90s tend to de-emphasize his guitar playing and consist largely of forgettable originals and obvious attempts at pop hits. However this CD (which was cut in the studios) is on a higher level and is quite rewarding. Most of the tunes were co-written by pianist Joe Sample and Will Jennings, and the majority are quite catchy and memorable. Certainly it is easy to sing along with the refrains of "I'm Moving On," "Back in L.A." and "Roll, Roll, Roll." On this date King usually overdubbed his guitar to play along with his vocals (somehow the interplay does not sound spontaneous) but it does not detract from the final results. The intelligent and philosophical lyrics fit King's style very well and his voice is very much in prime form. Well worth acquiring.

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - In Step (1989) {2005, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - In Step (1989) {2005, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - In Step (1989) {2005, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 466 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Full Scans ~ 163 Mb | 01:10:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock | Epic / Sony Music Direct (Japan) #MHCP 639

Stevie Ray Vaughan had always been a phenomenal guitarist, but prior to In Step, his songwriting was hit or miss. Even when he wrote a classic modern blues song, it was firmly within the genre's conventions; only on Soul to Soul's exquisite soul-blues "Life Without You" did he attempt to stretch the boundaries of the form. As it turns out, that was the keynote for In Step, an album where Vaughan found his own songwriting voice, blending blues, soul, and rock in unique ways, and writing with startling emotional honesty. Yes, there are a few covers, all well chosen, but the heart of the album rests in the songs he co-wrote with Doyle Bramhall, the man who penned the Soul to Soul highlight "Change It."

Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band - Tennessee Woman (1969)

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Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band - Tennessee Woman (1969)

Charlie Musselwhite Blues Band - Tennessee Woman (1969)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Vanguard | # VMD 6528-2 | Time: 00:42:06

The addition of jazz pianist Skip Rose gave a new dimension to the ensemble sound, and provided a perfect foil to Charlie's own soloing – especially on the re-take of "Cristo Redentor," extended to 11 minutes, shifting to double-time in spots. Rose's instrumental, "A Nice Day for Something," is a welcome change of pace, and Musselwhite's "Blue Feeling Today" compares favorably to fine covers of Little Walter and Fenton Robinson tunes.

Neal Black, Nico Wayne Toussaint, Fred Chapellier - BTC Blues Revue: Live And More... (2012)

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Neal Black, Nico Wayne Toussaint, Fred Chapellier - BTC Blues Revue: Live And More... (2012)

Neal Black, Nico Wayne Toussaint, Fred Chapellier - BTC Blues Revue: Live And More… (2012)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 711 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 270 Mb
Full Scans | 01:14:23 + 00:23:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Blues Rock, Roots Rock | DixieFrog #DFGCD8726

If you can imagine a band whose members have performed with blues legends including Luther Allison, Popa Chubby, Jimmy Dawkins, Chuck Berry, Lucky Peterson, Billy Price , Otis Clay, Paul Personne, Hubert Sumlin, Johnny Copeland , Guy Davis, Rod Piazza, and many, many others… The B.T.C Blues Revue is that explosive combination of musicians from the U.S.A and France. The group is fronted by three great Dixiefrog Records Artists : Neal Black (from Texas) , Nico Wayne Toussaint and Fred Chapellier ( from France), and backed by an All Star Band including Mike Lattrell ( from New York ) as well as Christophe Garreau and Vincent Daune (from France).

Rick Vito - Mojo On My Side (2014)

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Rick Vito - Mojo On My Side (2014)

Rick Vito - Mojo On My Side (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb
Label: Hypertension | # HYP 14306 | Time: 00:44:34 | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Blues, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues

Perhaps best known as a member of the legendary supergroup Fleetwood Mac, Rick Vito's stellar slide and lead guitar work has enriched the recordings and performances of such legendary artists as Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, Roy Orbison, Stevie Nicks and John Mayall, and scores of others. 'Mojo on My Side' marvelously illustrates his distinctly singular approach to roots music, alongside his trademark blues-infused slide guitar. Vito skillfully blends traditional blues, rock 'n' roll and R&B with modern sensibilities and consummate musicianship that's sure to please even the most discerning listeners.

Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) Remastered 7CD Box Set

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Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) Remastered 7CD Box Set

Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) 7CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.79 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 883 Mb | Scans included
Label: ATCO Records/Rhino | # 081227933876 | Time: 04:21:46
Louisiana Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Bayou Funk, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic

Dr. John, a six-time Grammy® Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (2011) began his solo career in 1968 on ATCO Records, where he released seven albums that introduced classics like “Iko Iko”, “Right Place, Wrong Time”, and “Such A Night”. Rhino will explore Dr. John’s early days with a new seven-CD set that follows his evolution from a psychedelic, voodoo witch doctor to a celebrated interpreter of New Orleans standards. All seven studio albums have been remastered for the first time. The set features: Gris-Gris (1968), Babylon (1969), Remedies (1970), The Sun, Moon & Herbs (1971), Dr. John’s Gumbo (1972), In The Right Place (1973), and Desitively Bonnaroo (1974).

Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)

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Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)

Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Label: A&M Records | # 31454 0984 2 | Time: 00:52:53
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues

When reviewers heard teen-aged Jonny Lang's debut album of 1997, Lie to Me, many of them commented on how mature the blues singer/guitarist sounded for his age. Similarly, Lang's second album, Wander This World, often sounds like it could have been the work of a man of 30. With David Z. (known for his work with Prince) producing, the Midwesterner delivers an exciting sophomore effort that has as much to do with soul, funk, and rock as it does with actual blues. Far from a purist, Lang takes an approach that is best described as Albert Collins, B.B. King, and Luther Allison by way of Otis Redding, Stax Records, and Eric Clapton. While "Angel of Mercy" and the moody "Cherry Red Wine" demonstrate his mastery of the 12-bar format, most of the other selections aren't actual 12-bar blues, but rather Southern-style soul, funk, or rock with a wealth of blues feeling. Lovers of 1960s Memphis soul should appreciate "Walking Away" and "Second Guessing," while "The Levee" and "Still Rainin'" have more of a rock orientation.

Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012) + Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Editions

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Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012) + Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Editions

Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012) + Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Editions
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 529 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans ~ 453 Mb
Genre: Blues-Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Blues | Time: 01:27:31

One of the most admired guitarists of the early 21st century, Jack White helped restore the popularity of punk-blues as the frontman of the White Stripes. Meanwhile, he widened his reach by participating in a range of other projects, including the Raconteurs, the Cold Mountain soundtrack, Loretta Lynn's comeback vehicle Van Lear Rose, the Dead Weather, and a solo career. Although White's nasal voice and loose, fiery guitar delivery were mainstays of the White Stripes' early work, the group branched out as its reputation grew, building upon an initially minimalist sound with elements of metal, backwoods country, pop, and early rock & roll. White followed a similar evolution in his own career, and by the time the White Stripes celebrated the tenth anniversary of their debut album, the frontman had already issued two pop-oriented records with the Raconteurs, starred in several films, collaborated with Electric Six, duetted with Alicia Keys, and produced records for a number of artists.

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right (2000)

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Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right (2000)

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 537 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 204 Mb
Full Scans | 01:15:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Electric Blues, Funk | Repertoire Records #REP 4802

This 22-track compilation makes for a commendable jaunt through some of the Climax Blues Band's best material. It may not be the most comprehensive set available, but it does manage to excerpt songs from some of the group's better albums. Led by the Number Nine hit "Couldn't Get It Right" (Number Ten in the U.K.), this compilation package takes the essential cuts from their most significant releases, including their self-titled debut album from 1968, when they were known as the Climax Chicago Blues Band, as well as 1971's Tightly Knit; 1972's Rich Man; and 1976's Gold Plated, which heralded both "Berlin Blues" and "Everyday."

Eric Burdon - Soul Of A Man (2006)

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Eric Burdon - Soul Of A Man (2006)

Eric Burdon - Soul Of A Man (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 432 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Full Scans | 01:00:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Electric Blues, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues | SPV Recordings #SPV 78412 CD

There are few musicians the world over that the listener instantly recognizes with eyes closed. This phenomenon is generally referred to as charisma and is something you can neither buy nor learn; either you've got it or you don't. There is certainly no doubt that Eric Burden posses such. For over forty years he has been gracing the world with his fascinating voice and his infallible feel for authentic blues-rock. Burdon's latest studio album, Soul Of A Man, a 14 track recording at the interface of Rock, Blues, Folk and Gospel, proves the old credo of it's the singer, not the song, is still relevant in 2005. Soul Of A Man exposes an extremely lively, contemporary and hungry musician in the living legend that is Eric Burdon.

Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976) Reissue 1993

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Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976) Reissue 1993

Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:43:17
Jazz-Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Avenue Jazz | # R2 71262

This album is a literal encyclopedia, and apprenticeship for the blues guitarist! There is no date listed as to when this was recorded, but Robben shows who he is this night and one can only guess what an illustrious carrer he has awaiting him. He shows the importance of the minor 6th scale, and his Mike Bloomfield influence shows strongly. Jimmy Witherspoon a man who needs no introduction, and is missed sadly today by many, displays his usual, dazzling charm, and stage presence.