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Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Verve | # B0006009-02 | Time: 00:35:56

If this is blues, it's blues in the Billie Holiday sense, not the Muddy Waters one. This is one of Nina Simone's more subdued mid-'60s LPs, putting the emphasis on her piano rather than band arrangements. It's rather slanted toward torch-blues ballads like "Strange Fruit," "Trouble in Mind," Billie Holiday's own composition "Tell Me More and More and Then Some," and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." Simone's then-husband, Andy Stroud, wrote "Be My Husband," an effective adaptation of a traditional blues chant. By far the most impressive track is her frantic ten-minute rendition of the traditional "Sinnerman," an explosive tour de force that dwarfs everything else on the album.

Rev. Gary Davis - Rev. Gary Davis Live at Gerde's Folk City February, 1962 (2009) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Rev. Gary Davis - Rev. Gary Davis Live at Gerde's Folk City February, 1962 (2009) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Rev. Gary Davis - Rev. Gary Davis Live at Gerde's Folk City February, 1962 (2009) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 927 Mb | Scans ~ 34 Mb | Time: 02:44:24
Label: Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop | # SGGW 114/5/6
Acoustic Blues, Folk Blues, Gospel

Rare concert recordings from 1962 made by Stefan Grossman of the Rev. Gary Davis at the legendary folk club Gerdes Folk City. These three CDs span Rev. Davis repertoire of blues, rags, novelty tunes and gospel songs.

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.

Al Kooper - Naked Songs (1973) Japanese Remastered 2003

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Al Kooper - Naked Songs (1973) Japanese Remastered 2003

Al Kooper - Naked Songs (1973) Japanese Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb | Scans ~ 103 Mb
Label: Sony Records Int'l | # MHCP 19 | Time: 00:37:00
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Naked Songs represents the other end of Al Kooper's early career from I Stand Alone. Where that first album was recorded very gradually at the outset of his solo career, soon after exiting Blood, Sweat & Tears, Naked Songs was a much more cohesive work (cut in New York and Georgia) from the end of his stay at Columbia Records. Ironically, it was a contractually obligated album, but never one to throw away an opportunity, Kooper embraced soul, gospel, blues, pop, and even country music in the course of filling its two sides. Playing his usual array of instruments, including loud, note-bending blues guitar and gospel-tinged organ on "As the Years Go Passing By," he effortlessly switches gears to the smoother pop-soul sound of "Jolie," then straight country with a blues tinge on "Blind Baby." John Prine's grim and uncompromising "Sam Stone" gets an extraordinary performance, but the real surprise is the presence of Sam Cooke's Soul Stirrers-era gospel classic "Touch the Hem of His Garment".

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 3 Gb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music | # 886977200922 | Time: 18:49:52
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Gospel, Blues-Rock

25 CD box set. Following the model of The Perfect Jazz Collection, this format comes in a cube lift off lid box, holding 25 original albums by 25 different artists. All original albums are replicated in mini jacket sleeves. This excellent value package, contains albums by legendary performers from the Blues genre ranging from 1951-2003; across some real classic albums, from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Etta James and many others.

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)

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Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Label: Smithsonian Folkways | # SF CD 40064 | Time: 00:45:05
Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Country Blues, Appalachian, Gospel

Any time two greats who admire each other and are musically compatible team together, the results are usually mutually beneficial. That was true for Bill Monroe and Doc Watson, whose spirited union on this 17-song disc is a sampler of American musical styles. They ripped through bluegrass, folk, blues, spirituals, mountain tunes, work songs, reels and breakdowns. Monroe's mandolin and Watson's guitar playing were masterful, wondrous and performed without any trace of self-indulgence. Their vocals were also delivered with ease, fluidity and conviction, the product of two performers completely at ease with themselves and only interested in spotlighting the material.

VA - The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (2020)

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VA - The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (2020)

VA - The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 818 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 279 Mb | 02:01:33
R'n'B, Gospel, Soul, Funk | Label: Craft Recordings

Craft Recordings honors the music of The Gospel Truth Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, with the first-ever complete collection of all 34 singles issued by the imprint between 1972 and 1974. The compilation features in-depth liner notes by Jared Boyd, a Memphis-based journalist and NPR radio host, who captured new interviews with Stax Records executive Al Bell, trailblazing gospel artist Rance Allen, and Mary Peak Patterson, who helped establish the label. The Gospel Truth stands as an essential part of Stax’s enduring legacy and marks a landmark moment in gospel music history.

VA - Lightning In a Bottle: Original Soundtrack Recording (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Lightning In a Bottle: Original Soundtrack Recording (2004) 2CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Lightning In a Bottle: A One Night History Of The Blues (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 707 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans ~ 75 Mb
Label: Columbia/Legacy | # C2K 92860 | Time: 01:51:54
Blues, Country-Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul-Blues, R&B

This soundtrack to the movie features an astonishing array of blues artists from three generations. Recorded during one long night at NYC's Radio City Music Hall on Feb. 7, 2003, the electricity is in the air and on stage. While it may not have been the finest blues show in history, the collection of founding fathers such as David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Buddy Guy, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Larry Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Solomon Burke, and the ubiquitous B.B. King along with their spiritual offspring (Gregg Allman, John Fogerty, and Steven Tyler) and some usual suspects like Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, and Keb' Mo', makes it arguably the most significant blues session ever captured on film. Beginning acoustic, the double disc builds momentum and volume as we hear the blues mutate to electric and finally hip-hop with Chuck D. exploding on a rap version of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom".

VA - Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters (2005) 10CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters (2005) 10CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters (2005) 10CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.36 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.12 Gb | Scans ~ 140 Mb | 08:16:52
Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Jump Blues, Boogie Woogie | Label: Membran | # 223007-321

10 CD Wallet Box featuring the best of late 40s/early 50s rhythm & blues, jump blues, boogie blues and just plain ol' blues.

The Sweet Inspirations - Let It Be Me: The Atlantic Recordings 1967-1970

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The Sweet Inspirations - Let It Be Me: The Atlantic Recordings 1967-1970

The Sweet Inspirations - Let It Be Me: The Atlantic Recordings 1967-1970
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 1.1 GB
3:11:26 | Soul, Funk, Gospel, R&B | Label: Soulmusic Records

Three CD set featuring 66 tracks by The Sweet Inspirations cut for Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1970. A comprehensive collection from the voices behind a plethora of hitmakers including Solomon Burke, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Wilson Pickett and many others, who were signed in their own right by Jerry Wexler. Including the Top five R&B and Top 20 pop hit, 'Sweet Inspiration'. The set also includes eight tracks with the line-up including Ann Williams who replaced Cissy Houston; produced by Dave Crawford and Brad Shapiro, it was originally intended for release as an entire LP and has never been released in full until now. With stellar liner notes by renowned US writer/essayist Tim Dillinger including extensive quotes from Estelle Brown specifically for this reissue, and produced by SoulMusic Records' founder David Nathan, with mastering by Nick Robbins and artwork by Roger Williams.

VA - A Capella Black Gospel: Look How the World Has Made a Change 1940-1969 (2020)

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VA - A Capella Black Gospel: Look How the World Has Made a Change 1940-1969 (2020)

VA - A Capella Black Gospel: Look How the World Has Made a Change 1940-1969 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 729 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 531 Mb | 03:51:36
Gospel, A Capella | Label: NarroWay

This recent gospel compilation from Swedish producer and collector Per Notini is a three disc, 84 track set focused exclusively on a capella singing without any instrumental accompaniment. Featuring many well-known quartets such as the Fairfield Four and Soul Stirrers as well as lesser known artists, the set traces stylistic changes over a thirty year period, concluding in 1969 before the ‘contemporary’ gospel era. These groups created some of the most inventive and progressive African American vocal music of the post-war period, which had a profound effect on later R&B and soul artists, not to mention artists across all other genres.

New York Community Choir - New York Community Choir (1977) Expanded Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

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New York Community Choir - New York Community Choir (1977) Expanded Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

New York Community Choir - New York Community Choir (1977) Expanded Remastered 2013
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 523 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:38
R&B, Gospel, Soul | Label: Funky Town Grooves/RCA/Sony | # FTG 330/88765481662

Gospel, arguably, has often been the "R" in R&B. A long list of soul icons, from Aretha Franklin to Gladys Knight to Otis Redding, The New York Community Choir is one of the most famous groups of gospel. They recorded many albums since 1970. First time it has ever been released on CD.The release will be expanded with 3 bonus tracks, 1 of which is a very rare non album cut Remastered from the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES at Battery Studio s New York by Sony's Sean Brennan.

VA - The Rough Guide To Spiritual Blues (Reborn And Remastered) (2020)

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VA - The Rough Guide To Spiritual Blues (Reborn And Remastered) (2020)

VA - The Rough Guide To Spiritual Blues (Reborn And Remastered) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 231 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | 01:18:48
Blues, Gospel | Label: World Music Network

Flowing from the same bedrock of experience, blues & gospel music have long been closely connected. This Rough Guide features legendary artists who straddled the line between the music of worship and the blues.

VA - No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978) (2019)

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VA - No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978) (2019)

VA - No Other Love: Midwest Gospel (1965-1978) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 Mb | 00:44:07
Gospel | Label: Tompkins Square Records

This collection of rare black gospel from the Midwest—featuring church congregations, basement recordings sessions, family bands and children’s choirs—is drawn together by two threads. The first—hope—which holds fast and unchanging, even in the most trying of circumstances. The second—circumstance—the way these recordings fell into the hands of producer, Ramona Stout, in Chicago at the dawn of the Obama era, when she had just about lost hope in her American Dream.

The Word {Robert Randolph, John Medeski, etc.} - s/t (2001) {Ropeadope/Atlantic}**[RE-UP]**

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The Word {Robert Randolph, John Medeski, etc.} - s/t (2001) {Ropeadope/Atlantic}**[RE-UP]**

The Word - s/t (2001) {Ropeadope/Atlantic}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 317 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 155 mb
Genre: gospel, jazz, blues

The Word was once a one-off gospel album featuring pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, organist John Medeski, guitarist Luther Dickinson, bassist Chris Crew, and drummer Cody Dickenson. The group toured extensively for this album with positive feedback, then everyone returned to their "regular" groups and lived their normal lives. After 14 years, the group released their second album in 2015 but this was their humble debut, released by Ropeadope.