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Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions (1993)

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Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions (1993)

Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:08:59
Electric Texas Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Ace | # CDCHD 454

Of the Three 'Kings' of the blues (BB, Albert and Freddy), Freddy King is perhaps the least well known these days. He enjoyed cross-over success with the white rock audiences of the 70s (hitting with albums for Cotillion, RSO and Shelter and touring extensively - his 'live' LP for German label Crosscut is about the closest thing to heavy metal blues imaginable). Yet his death from hepatitis in 1976 robbed Freddy of the kind of acclaim that the current blues revival has given BB, Albert and John Lee Hooker. There was a time, though, in the mid-'60s when his singles were among the most influential in blues, particularly for British and European audiences. His instrumental singles Hideaway and Drivin' Sideways were issued on Sue and covered by every white blues group that knew what was really happening on the R&B scene.

Johnny Winter - Second Winter (1969) 2CD Expanded Legacy Edition 2004

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Johnny Winter - Second Winter (1969) 2CD Expanded Legacy Edition 2004

Johnny Winter - Second Winter (1969) 2CD Expanded Legacy Edition 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 816 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 88697352432 | Time: 02:07:26
Blues-Rock, Electric Texas Blues, Slide Guitar Blues, Hard Rock

Second Winter, Johnny Winter's second album for Columbia, originally had the distinction of being the only album in rock history that was a three-sided double LP. Musically, 35 years after its original release, Second Winter is still an oddity. Issued by Sony's Legacy division, the set has been painstakingly remastered, and expanded by bonus cuts and an entire disc of live material. It's too bluesed-out to be a pure rock record, and too psychedelically dimensioned to be a pure blues album. Tommy Shannon calls it "power blues." And as for whatever else passed for blues-rock at the time – Cream, Hendrix, Canned Heat, etc. – forget it. This set is a whole different animal. Cut in Nashville with all tracks begin done within one or two takes, the energy of Second Winter is undeniable. The sheer range of styles Winter assaulted in his restless quest is astonishing too.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Remastered Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Remastered Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb | Time: 00:48:50
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3046

Like everything on Memphis Slim's album Goin' Back to Tennessee or Alvin Youngblood Hart's "Tallacatcha" (a Western swing performance worthy of Bob Wills), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's 1975 Barclay album Down South in the Bayou Country completely transcends any and all attempts to confine this diverse artist within the artificial parameters of blues or any other preordained category. Consisting mostly of songs written by Hoyt Garrick, Jr., Charles Gressett, and David Craig with additional tunes by J. Loyd and Joe Stampley, this pretty parfait of country & western, Southern rock, cowboy hoedown, and electric Cajun soul music was recorded during February and March 1974 in Bogalusa, LA. Gatemouth, fresh from his tenure as Deputy Sheriff of San Juan County, NM, sounds particularly pleased to be active at the center of a project so completely infused with authentic Southern sensibilities. Perhaps the most satisfying track off of the original album is "Loup Garou." This hoodoo funk ritual with background vocals by Geraldine "Sister Gerry" Richard sounds as if it might have been influenced by Dr. John's "Loop Garoo," which had appeared on that artist's Atco album Remedies in 1970.

T-Bone Walker - Everyday I Have The Blues (1969) Expanded Remastered 2014

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T-Bone Walker - Everyday I Have The Blues (1969) Expanded Remastered 2014

T-Bone Walker - Everyday I Have The Blues (1969) Expanded Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 118 Mb
Electric Texas Blues | Label: Ace Records UK | # CDCHM 1396 | Time: 00:38:58

Guitarist T-Bone Walker is one of the most influential musicians in musical history. The Texan was one of the pioneers of the electric guitar and his recordings, made in the early 1940s for Capitol, Rhumboogie, and Black & White, are some of the earliest defining moments for electric blues. His playing was influential upon others of his era: most notably B.B. King but also several jazz players and many rock greats. He made a lot of records throughout his later career, some of variable quality. The less ground-breaking albums have often been overlooked; one of the best is his 1969 Bluestime LP Every Day I Have The Blues . Producer Bob Thiele took him to Capitol studios, teamed him up with some of the best session musicians and made a crisp, slightly funky masterpiece. There are great vocal performances, such as on the title track and Sail On , and his guitar sounds amazing on For B.B. King . This album didn t sell well, is difficult to find and is largely forgotten. This is its first reissue, and is taken from original master tapes. As a bonus Ace have added two tracks that were recorded at a 1970 show at the Carnegie Hall, New York.

Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Live" On Beale Street (1998)

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Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Live" On Beale Street (1998)

Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Live" On Beale Street (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Electric Texas Blues, Soul-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Malaco | # MCD 7489 | 00:59:37

Recorded live at the New Daisy Theater with Bland's regular working road band, this captures him in fine form, bringing together old favorites with some other numbers for a heady blend. When called for, the old Joe Scott heavy horn-laden arrangements are summoned up on tunes like "St. James Infirmary," "Farther on Up the Road," "That's the Way Love Is," "I Pity the Fool," and "I'll Take Care of You" with consummate ease. But even more telling is how effortlessly and seamlessly material like Buddy Ace's "Love of Mine," "Members Only," "Soon as the Weather Breaks," and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Get Your Money Where You Spend Your Time" meshes with the old standbys. A lengthy slow blues medley brings guest appearances from Johnnie Taylor and Bobby Rush on "Stormy Monday," but the real star here is Bland himself. He's in good voice and good humor, and this makes a fine addition to his stack of latter-day recordings.

Stevie Ray Vaughan - The King's Head (Legendary 1980 Radio Broadcast) (2013) [Unofficial Release]

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Stevie Ray Vaughan - The King's Head (Legendary 1980 Radio Broadcast) (2013) [Unofficial Release]

Stevie Ray Vaughan - The King's Head (Legendary 1980 Radio Broadcast) (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Electric Texas Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Leftfield Media | # LFMCD524 | 00:51:58

This fabulous radio broadcast comes from The King's Head Inn, a tiny venue popular with students near the Old Dominion University campus, in Norfolk, Virginia, that could accommodate barely 100 people. Luckily, local radio station WNOR was on hand to preserve this storming performance made on July 20th 1980 by soon-to-become-legendary Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (2014) [12CD Box Set]

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Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (2014) [12CD Box Set]

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
12CD | Epic, 88843091422 | ~ 4112 or 1787 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 238 Mb
Blues / Blues Rock / Texas Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection includes the group s original four studio albums, five electrifying live releases (including the commercial debut of A Legend In The Making Live At The El Mocambo, a rare Canadian radio promo album) and a double-disc set of killer studio outtakes from throughout Stevie Ray Vaughan s incredible career, including recordings from previous reissues, box sets and posthumous compilations.

T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues (1959) Expanded Reissue 1989 [Re-Up]

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T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues (1959) Expanded Reissue 1989 [Re-Up]

T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues (1959) Expanded Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Electric Texas Blues, Early R&B | Label: Atlantic Jazz | # 8020-2 | Time: 00:47:55

The last truly indispensable disc of the great guitar hero's career, and perhaps the most innately satisfying of all, these mid-'50s recordings boast magnificent presence, with T-Bone Walker's axe so crisp and clear it seems as though he's sitting right next to you as he delivers a luxurious remake of "Call It Stormy Monday." Atlantic took some chances with Walker, dispatching him to Chicago for a 1955 date with Junior Wells and Jimmy Rogers that produced "Why Not" and "Papa Ain't Salty." Even better were the 1956-1957 L.A. dates that produced the scalding instrumental "Two Bones and a Pick" (which finds Walker dueling it out with nephew R.S. Rankin and jazzman Barney Kessel).

Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland - Showdown! (1985) {2011, Reissue}

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Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland - Showdown! (1985) {2011, Reissue}

Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland - Showdown! (1985) {2011, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 333 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Texas Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 8743

Showdown! is a blues album by Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland, released in 1985 through Alligator Records. The album won the Best Traditional Blues Recording Grammy Award in 1986. 2011 release includes bonus track.

Freddie King - Woman Across The River (1973) Reissue 1996

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Freddie King - Woman Across The River (1973) Reissue 1996

Freddie King - Woman Across The River (1973) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Electric Texas Blues | Label: Shelter/The Right Stuff | # 7243-8-53868-2-4 | 00:39:34

King's last Shelter album was his most elaborately produced, with occasional string arrangements and female backups vocals, although these didn't really detract from the net result. Boasting perhaps heavier rock elements than his other Shelter efforts, it was characteristically divided between blues standards (by the likes of Willie Dixon and Elmore James), Leon Russell tunes, and more R&B/soul-inclined material by the likes of Ray Charles and Percy Mayfield.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk (1991)

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk (1991)

The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk (1991)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 345 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Texas Blues, Blues Rock | Epic Associated #ZK 47878

Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk is a 1991 studio album by Texas based blues rock band The Fabulous Thunderbirds and the first without guitarist Jimmie Vaughan. He was replaced by Duke Robillard and Kid Bangham for the recording. The album marks a return to the straightforward blues-rock sound of their early material, abandoning the overly commercial production of their previous three albums.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - The Essential (2002) 2CD Limited Edition [Re-Up]

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - The Essential (2002) 2CD Limited Edition [Re-Up]

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - The Essential (2002) 2CD Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 359 Mb | Scans ~ 322 Mb
Blues-Rock, Electric Texas Blues | Label: Epic/Legacy | # E2K 86423 | Time: 02:38:36

Epic's The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble gathers two discs' worth of the late blues guitarist's work, including many live performances and a few tracks with the Vaughan Brothers. The collection presents Vaughan's material in roughly chronological order, from the 1980 live recording "Shake for Me" to 1989's "Life by the Drop." It also touches on most of Vaughan's definitive songs and performances, including "Tightrope," "Wall of Denial," "Couldn't Stand the Weather," and "Cold Shot," and live versions of "The Sky Is Crying," "Superstition," and "Rude Mood/Hide Away." Though this album doesn't offer anything that hasn't already been released in some form or another, it does go into slightly more depth than several of the other Stevie Ray Vaughan retrospectives by presenting both his greatest studio hits and some of his best live work.

Albert Collins And The Icebreakers - Live '92-'93 (1995) [Re-Up]

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Albert Collins And The Icebreakers - Live '92-'93 (1995) [Re-Up]

Albert Collins And The Icebreakers - Live '92-'93 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Electric Texas Blues | Label: Virgin/Pointblank | # 7243 8 40658 2 9 | 00:59:38

Compiling a number of performances recorded shortly before Albert Collins' death, Live '92/'93 offers definitive proof that the guitarist remained vital until his last days.

T-Bone Walker - The Talkin' Guitar (1990)

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T-Bone Walker - The Talkin' Guitar (1990)

T-Bone Walker - The Talkin' Guitar (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Electric Texas Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Blues Encore | # CD 52010 | 01:09:06

Modern electric blues guitar can be traced directly back to this Texas-born pioneer, who began amplifying his sumptuous lead lines for public consumption circa 1940 and thus initiated a revolution so total that its tremors are still being felt today. Few major postwar blues guitarists come to mind that don't owe T-Bone Walker an unpayable debt of gratitude. B.B. King has long cited him as a primary influence, marveling at Walker's penchant for holding the body of his guitar outward while he played it. Gatemouth Brown, Pee Wee Crayton, Goree Carter, Pete Mayes, and a wealth of other prominent Texas-bred axemen came stylistically right out of Walker during the late '40s and early '50s.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Alright Again! (1981) Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Alright Again! (1981) Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Alright Again! (1981) Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues | Label: Rounder | # CD 2028 | Time: 00:35:44

One of the most satisfying contemporary Brown discs of all for the discerning blues fan. Nothing but swinging, horn-abetted blues adorn this album, as Gate pays tribute to an influence and a protege by covering T-Bone Walker's "Strollin' with Bones" and Albert Collins's "Frosty." Brown's jauntily revives Junior Parker's "I Feel Alright Again" and Percy Mayfield's "Give Me Time to Explain," while his own numbers – a funky "Dollar Got the Blues," the luxurious blues "Sometimes I Slip" – are truly brilliant.