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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 - 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, Jazz Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/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.

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

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

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.

VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Vol. 2 (1993)

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VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Vol. 2 (1993)

Various Artists - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Volume 2 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 440 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Roots | # RTS 33046 | Time: 01:11:53

As the main songwriter for Chicago's Chess label, bassist/singer Willie Dixon was one of the most influential and prolific figures in blues. Although he often served as a session player for other well-known musicians, his soulful presence was always felt, as revealed on this excellent 25-track collection which features Dixon performing with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Witherspoon, Buddy Guy, Little Walter, Elmore James, Otis Rush, and Etta James.

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 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Jump Blues, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: King Records | # KCD 6008 | 01:03:07

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 - Blues Around The Clock (1964) [Reissue 1995]

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Blues Around The Clock (1964) [Reissue 1995]

Jimmy Witherspoon - Blues Around The Clock (1964) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 156 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 71 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Prestige Records (00025218057622)

Veteran singer Jimmy Witherspoon (who bridges the gap between jazz and blues) mostly sticks to the latter on this spirited set. His backup group (organist Paul Griffin, guitarist Lord Westbrook, bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herbie Lovelle) is fine in support, but the spotlight is almost entirely on Witherspoon throughout these ten concise performances, only one of which exceeds four minutes. Highlights include "No Rollin' Blues," "S.K. Blues" and "Around the Clock." Witherspoon is in fine voice and, even if nothing all that memorable occurs, the music is enjoyable.

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.

VA - Male Jazz Singers: Milestones of Jazz Legends (2017) [10CD Box Set]

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VA - Male Jazz Singers: Milestones of Jazz Legends (2017) [10CD Box Set]

VA - Male Jazz Singers: Milestones of Jazz Legends (2017)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
The Intense Media, 600419 | ~ 4.45 or 1.87 Gb | Artwork -> 97 Mb
Vocal Jazz

"What A Wonderful World Of Jazz Singing" one would like to exclaim about the content of this gathering of 21 top jazz singers and their recordings made between 1946 and 1962. A musical spectrum spreads out that comes across as dazzling and multi-layered as these singing personalities, who come from all sources of the infamous American melting pot and have driven their roots deep into all ingredients of American popular music: into the blues of the Mississippi and the metropolises, the swing of the Jazz Age and the black ghettos and the New York ballrooms, the effervescent bebop and the cool jazz of the Californian West Coast…

Jimmy Witherspoon - Live At The 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival (2008)

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Jimmy Witherspoon - Live At The 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival (2008)

Jimmy Witherspoon - Live At The 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival (2008)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 209 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 72 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal/Monterey Jazz Festival Records (0888072306387)

Blues vocalist Jimmy Witherspoon is at the peak of his performing career during this 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival set, where he is backed by a young but enthusiastic electric band that he had recruited after hearing them open for him in a club the previous year. Witherspoon is in a playful mood, frequently speaking to the crowd. The program is filled with several Witherspoon's most popular numbers, including the humorous "I'm Going to Move to the Outskirts of Town," "Kansas City," and "Early One Morning." Following his raucous take of "Walkin' by Myself," the stage curtain is evidently pulled prematurely, provoking an extended outburst from the singer, who repeatedly threatens to cut the curtain with his knife to the delight of the crowd…

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

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

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.

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 | 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.

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.