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Joe Louis Walker - Pasa Tiempo (2002)

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Joe Louis Walker - Pasa Tiempo (2002)

Joe Louis Walker - Pasa Tiempo (2002)
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 286 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Blues, Soul Blues, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Evidence (ECD 26126-2)

As one of the few roots bluesmen not afraid to experiment with different musical forms, Joe Louis Walker takes a substantial departure from the rest of his catalog on his third album in little over a year. Pasa Tiempo maintains Walker's blues roots, but infuses them with jazz, R&B and soul - most underpinned by a strong Latin vibe, as the title indicates - with stirring results. Much of Walker's contributions to this project rely on his gospel-hued vocals, with his guitar taking a decidedly supporting role. Certainly early Van Morrison is an influence, and the disc's opening track is a stirring soul-drenched version of the Irishman's "Sweet Thing." The singer/songwriter/R&B/jazz direction continues with covers of Boz Scaggs' "I've Got Your Love," John Hiatt's "Love Like Blood," and Otis Redding's "Direct Me," all relatively obscure tracks from these artists that Walker makes his own…

Joe Louis Walker - Between A Rock And The Blues (2009)

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Joe Louis Walker - Between A Rock And The Blues (2009)

Joe Louis Walker - Between A Rock And The Blues (2009)
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Modern Electric Blues | Label: Stony Plain/DixieFrog | # DFGCD 8673 | 01:03:14

Multiple Grammy and Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker's second release for Stony Plain is a landmark album that follows on the heels of his highly acclaimed 'Witness To The Blues.' Both produced by guitar legend Duke Robillard. Kevin Eubanks, the longtime leader of the Tonight Show Band is featured on two tracks along with Doug James, Duke Robillard and members of Duke's band.

Joe Louis Walker - Hornet's Nest (2014)

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Joe Louis Walker - Hornet's Nest (2014)

Joe Louis Walker - Hornet's Nest (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 417 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | 00:51:19
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Texas Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4959

Joe Louis Walker is the John Henry of the blues, a guy who works hard and isn't afraid to put his back into his music. Hornet's Nest is the man's tenth studio album since the dawn of the 21st century, and not a few journeyman bluesmen would be very, very happy to come up with a session this strong and diverse with twice the time to prepare. Walker and his band are in tight, ferocious form on Hornet's Nest, with Walker's blazing lead guitar work supported by Reese Wynans' rollicking keyboards, Rob McNelley's able second guitar, Tommy MacDonald's rock-solid bass, and Tom Hambridge's aggressive but tasteful drumming. The song list is eclectic, ranging from the hard-edged rock-leaning sound of the title cut, the psychedelic flourishes of "Not in Kansas Anymore," and the soulful, horn-fortified strut of "All I Wanted to Do" to the gospel-influenced moods of "Keep the Faith" and the down-home slide guitar showcase "I'm Gonna Walk Outside." And Walker's taste in covers is commendable, adding doo wop-style vocals to Jesse Stone's "Don't Let Go" and turning the Rolling Stones' "Ride On, Baby" into a roadhouse rocker whose twin-keyboard attack recalls Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band.

VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

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VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)
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Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Teldec | # CD-83571 | Time: 00:50:14

This disc is an integral part of a series Telarc is doing – taking albums that were big sellers by prominent artists and having an innovative group of solid blues players do their interpretations of a variety of the songs from the original album. They have done this with the Beatles' White Album (calling it The Blues White Album) and Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde with good success, which will probably continue with this new interpretation of the Stones' 1972 vintage album. Telarc put together a dynamite "house" band, including Brian Stoltz (ex-Neville Brothers) on guitar and former Double Trouble rhythm section members Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, and then pulled in many more celebrated artists to handle the leads. the Stones, who started out as a blues and R&B band, always maintained those roots; thus, many of the songs keep their original shape. This is a solid retooling of this classic Stones LP. Telarc has taken the original double disc and picked the songs the artists felt remained truest to their respective traditions and packaged it as a ten-song disc, complete with a cover notes that make it look the same.

B.B. King - Blues Summit (1993) [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - Blues Summit (1993) [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Blues Summit (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul Blues | Label: MCA | # MCD 10710 | Time: 01:02:43

This is B.B. King's most delightful recording of the '90s. He duets with other blues greats, including Koko Taylor ("Something You Got"), Buddy Guy ("I Pity the Fool"), Etta James ("There's Something on Your Mind"), Ruth Brown ("You're the Boss"), and his dear friend John Lee Hooker ("You Shook Me"). The peaks come in his guitar shootout with Texas Telecaster slinger Albert Collins on "Call It Stormy Monday" and his high-spirited run-in with Katie Webster, who steals their performance of "Since I Met You Baby" with her saucy asides.

James Cotton - Deep In The Blues (1996) with Joe Louis Walker and Charlie Haden

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James Cotton - Deep In The Blues (1996) with Joe Louis Walker and Charlie Haden

James Cotton - Deep In The Blues (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Verve | # 529 849-2 | Time: 00:57:41

Deep in the Blues is a fascinating jam session between James Cotton, guitarist Joe Louis Walker, and jazz bassist Charlie Haden. The trio runs through a number of classic blues songs written by Muddy Waters, Percy Mayfield, and Sonny Boy Williamson and a few originals by Walker and Cotton. The sound is intimate and raw, which is a welcome change from Cotton's usual overproduced records.

Dave Alvin with Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker - Live In Long Beach 1997 (2015)

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Dave Alvin with Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker - Live In Long Beach 1997 (2015)

Dave Alvin - Live In Long Beach 1997 (2015)
with Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Label: RockBeat Records | # ROC-CD-3285 | Time: 01:03:28
Blues, Roots Rock, Americana, Country Rock, Rock & Roll

In 1997, Dave Alvin – former guitarist and songwriter with the Blasters, and one of the leading advocates of classic blues and R&B on the West Coast roots rock scene – played a special show in Long Beach, California, where he was joined by three very special guests. The fabled Texas fiddler and guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Chicago harmonica master Billy Boy Arnold, and San Francisco-born blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker all sat in with Alvin that evening, making for a very eventful evening for fans of blues and American roots music. The show was captured on tape, and Live in Long Beach 1997 allows listeners to hear Alvin mix it up on-stage with a few of his heroes. Songs include "Barn Burning", "Long White Cadillac", "I Wish You Would", "Chains of Love", "Jolie Blon", "Wabash Cannonball", and more.

Joe Louis Walker - Hellfire (2012)

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Joe Louis Walker - Hellfire (2012)

Joe Louis Walker - Hellfire (2012)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 397 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (CD 4945)

Joe Louis Walker can play guitar and that’s the truth. The Chicago-based blues singer has been a presence on that city’s music scene for decades now, releasing albums on an almost annual basis since the late 1980s. Alibums such as 1990’s Gift and 2003’s Between a Rock and the Blues reveal a musician with serious guitar chops as well as a gospel-tinged megaphone of a voice. Never a purist, Walker is unafraid to incorporate plenty of rock and roll and even a little funk into his arrangements. Hellfire is Walker’s first album for the blues standard-bearers over at Alligator Records, and the set is a knockout, showcasing a wide variety of approaches unified by his incendiary guitar throttling and those expressive, angst-ridden vocals.

Joe Louis Walker - Blue Soul (1989)

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Joe Louis Walker - Blue Soul (1989)

Joe Louis Walker - Blue Soul (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 263 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Blues, Soul Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Demon Records (FIEND CD 159)

Another winner sporting memorable songs ("T.L.C.," "Personal Baby," "City of Angels," "Prove Your Love"), sinuous grooves, and a whole lot of vicious guitar from one of the hottest relatively young bluesmen on the circuit. He goes it alone on the finale, "I'll Get to Heaven on My Own," sounding as conversant with the country blues tradition as he does with the contemporary stuff.

Joe Louis Walker - The Gift (1988)

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Joe Louis Walker - The Gift (1988)

Joe Louis Walker - The Gift (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 287 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Blues, Soul Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hightone Records (HCD 8012)

Although it didn't enjoy the major label hype that his current output does, Walker's HighTone encore just may be his finest album of all, filled with soulful vocal performances, bone-cutting guitar work, and tight backing from the Boss Talkers and the Memphis Horns. Honestly, you can't go wrong with any of Walker's remarkably consistent HighTone discs - but give this one the slightest of edges over the rest.

Joe Louis Walker - Live At Slim's Volume 2 (1992)

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Joe Louis Walker - Live At Slim's Volume 2 (1992)

Joe Louis Walker - Live At Slim's Volume 2 (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 281 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Blues, Soul Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Demon Records (FIENDCD716)

More from Joe Louis Walker's searing Slim's engagement, Live at Slim's, Vol. 2 includes Joe Louis ripping through Ray Charles' "Don't You Know," and Little Milton's "Love at First Sight," and Rosco Gordon's overworked "Just a Little Bit," along with his own gems. Huey Lewis turns up again as the harpist on Walker's version of Haskell Sadler's "747."