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Jimmy Witherspoon - 1948-1949 (2003)

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Jimmy Witherspoon - 1948-1949 (2003)

Jimmy Witherspoon - 1948-1949 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 290 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 5080)

Jimmy Witherspoon was either a blues singer who worked from a jazz perspective, or a jazz singer with blues tendencies, or most accurately, a blues singer who applied jazz rhythms to a gospel delivery, which makes him, in some ways, a less propulsive version of Ray Charles. This disc of his earliest recordings, most of them released on Modern Records, shows Witherspoon predominantly as a shouter, and he sounds like a man used to years of fronting a small jazz orchestra. In time his microphone technique would improve, and he learned how to let subtle nuances into his singing, working both ends of the hard/soft dynamic into his phrasing…

Jimmy Witherspoon - Ain't Nobody's Business (2005)

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Ain't Nobody's Business (2005)

Jimmy Witherspoon - Ain't Nobody's Business (2005)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Blues, Jazz-Blues, Jump Blues, Big Band | Label: Snapper | # SBLUECD034 | 01:08:50

25 classic post-war West Coast Blues tracks from one of the great voices of the era. With informative notes this set is part of the Complete Blues series, described by Uncut magazine as ' a dazzling, comprehensive story of the blues…the most user-friendly compendium on the market'.

Jimmy Witherspoon - The Blues, The Whole Blues And Nothing But The Blues (1992)

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Jimmy Witherspoon - The Blues, The Whole Blues And Nothing But The Blues (1992)

Jimmy Witherspoon - The Blues, The Whole Blues And Nothing But The Blues (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 318 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Indigo Records (IGOCD 2001)

Jimmy Witherspoon was one of the smoothest blues singers to come along in the late 1940s, and his earthy yet elegant style was versatile enough for him to "cross over" into jazz and even rock (in 1971, he co-led an album with the great British blues-rock singer Eric Burdon). The Blues, The Whole Blues And Nothing But The Blues was recorded in England and originally released in 1992.

Willie Dixon & VA - Giant of the Blues (2008) 2CDs

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Willie Dixon & VA - Giant of the Blues (2008) 2CDs

Willie Dixon & VA - Giant of the Blues (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 687 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 361 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | 02:37:55
Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Blues Boulevard/Music Avenue | # 250196

When Willie Dixon left his native Mississippi and traveled north to Chicago, he almost single-handedly dragged the blues with him into the modern era, giving the country blues a hard, new sheen with his deft songwriting, sturdy bass playing, and his considerable talents as a producer and arranger. This two-disc, 47-track set catches Dixon wearing all of his hats, with the first disc featuring him in the studio and in concert (including several live tracks with Johnny Winter) and the second spotlighting his bass playing and production work with the likes of Robert Nighthawk, Eddie Boyd, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Lowell Fulson, Bo Diddley, Willie Mabon, and Howlin' Wolf. What emerges is a well-rounded portrait and introduction to one of the major architects of the modern blues sound.

Jimmy Witherspoon - Rockin' L.A. (1989)

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Rockin' L.A. (1989)

Jimmy Witherspoon - Rockin' L.A. (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 290 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy Records (FCD-9660-2)

This CD finds Jimmy Witherspoon at age 65 on one of his last fairly strong records before his voice began to really shrink and fade. Spoon, assisted on this live set by tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, pianist Gerald Wiggins, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Paul Humphrey, revives some of his hits, performs a pair of medleys, and emphasizes swinging blues and ballads. Highlights include "Sweet Lotus Blossom" (a standard whose authorship should not have been credited to Witherspoon), "Stormy Monday," and "I Want a Little Girl." Easily recommended to Jimmy Witherspoon fans.

Jimmy Witherspoon - Evenin' Blues (1964) [Reissue 2006]

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Evenin' Blues (1964) [Reissue 2006]

Jimmy Witherspoon - Evenin' Blues (1964) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Prestige (00025218051125)

A good, relaxed (but not laid-back) session, and one of his bluesier ones, with organ, Clifford Scott (who played on Bill Doggett's "Honky Tonk") on sax, and T-Bone Walker on guitar. Nothing too adventurous about the song selection, including well-traveled items like "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "Kansas City," but Witherspoon sings them with ingratiating soul, reaching his peaks on his cover of "Don't Let Go" (perhaps better than the hit version by Roy Hamilton) and the late-night ambience of the title track. The CD reissue adds previously unissued alternate takes of four of the songs.

Jimmy Witherspoon - Baby, Baby, Baby (1963) [Reissue 2006]

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Baby, Baby, Baby (1963) [Reissue 2006]

Jimmy Witherspoon - Baby, Baby, Baby (1963) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 196 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Prestige (00025218052726)

Veteran singer Jimmy Witherspoon is in good voice on this CD reissue, performing a dozen two- to four-minute songs that include such blues standards as Duke Ellington's "Rocks in My Bed," "Bad Bad Whiskey," "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer" and "It's a Lonesome Old World." He is joined by a quintet featuring altoist Leo Wright and guitarist Kenny Burrell on the first eight numbers and a background septet (with trumpeter Bobby Bryant and Arthur Wright on harmonica) for the remainder of the set. The music is enjoyable if not classic, and should please Witherspoon's many fans.

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.

Jimmy Witherspoon - Jay's Blues: The Complete Federal Sessions (1997)

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Jay's Blues: The Complete Federal Sessions (1997)

Jimmy Witherspoon - Jay's Blues: The Complete Federal Sessions (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:07
Jump Blues, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: King Records | # KCD 6008

Jays Blues is a fine collection of early-'50s jump blues sides that Jimmy Witherspoon cut for Federal Records. This 23-track collection offers a good retrospective of one of Witherspoon's most neglected – and admittedly, uneven – periods.

Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Avenue Jazz | # R2 71262 | Time: 00:43:17

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.

Jimmy Witherspoon - Blues For Easy Livers (1966) Remastered 1996 [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Blues For Easy Livers (1966) Remastered 1996 [Re-Up]

Jimmy Witherspoon - Blues For Easy Livers (1966) Remastered 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Prestige/Bluesville | # 00025218058520 | Time: 00:38:37

Despite the title, this actually leans considerably further to the jazz side of Witherspoon's muse than the blues one, with backing by Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Roger Kellaway on piano, Bill Watrous on trombone, Richard Davis on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums. The songs, too, are much more in the jazz/pop vein than the blues/jazz one, heavy on standards by the likes of Johnny Mercer, the Gershwins, and Ellington. Witherspoon's one of the masters of closing-time bluesy jazz, and he doesn't let anyone down on that account on this relaxed (but not sleepy) session.

Jimmy Witherspoon - The Concerts [Recorded 1959] (2002)

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Jimmy Witherspoon - The Concerts [Recorded 1959] (2002)

Jimmy Witherspoon - The Concerts [Recorded 1959] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy Records (FCD 24701-2)

This CD includes the high point of singer Jimmy Witherspoon's career. On October 2, 1959, he appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival and created such a sensation that it caused his career to go through a renaissance. Heard at the peak of his powers, Witherspoon holds his own with a mighty group of veterans (trumpeter Roy Eldridge, both Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins on tenors, clarinetist Woody Herman, pianist Earl Hines, bassist Vernon Alley, and drummer Mel Lewis). Although the five-song set only lasted 25 minutes, Witherspoon's performance was the hit of the festival. The other half of this CD features Witherspoon romping through ten mostly traditional blues songs two months later with Ben Webster, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis; the performance is equally exciting. This CD is the one truly essential Jimmy Witherspoon release.

Jimmy Witherspoon - Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (1964) [Reissue 1994]

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (1964) [Reissue 1994]

Jimmy Witherspoon - Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (1964) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 81 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (00025218057523)

Jimmy Witherspoon is accompanied by a large orchestra arranged by Benny Golson for a set emphasizing slow tempos (even on "And the Angels Sing" and "Who's Sorry Now"), ballads and blues. Nothing all that memorable occurs, but the singer is in strong voice, and his fans will want to pick up this interesting CD reissue.