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Colin James - Colin James And The Little Big Band 3 (2006)

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Colin James - Colin James And The Little Big Band 3 (2006)

Colin James - Colin James And The Little Big Band 3 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 301 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Full Scans ~ 125 Mb | 00:44:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues / Contemporary Blues / Jump Blues / Modern Big Band / Swing Revival
True North Records #TND631

In 1993 he recorded his first 'Little Big Band' album, followed by Vol.2 in 1998. 2006 issued third installment of the Canadian singer/guitarist's "Little Big Band" series. Colin's continuing the series with this fine set of r&b favorites, recorded with some of the finest players available. Without producing pale copies, Colin has breathed new life into these somewhat out-dated classics. Given his last name by the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, James became a national treasure of the Great White North with his soulful, crystalline pipes that twice earned him "Best Male Vocalist" Junos. For this outing, he takes on classics like "Reet Petite", "Lonely Avenue" and a host of the songs that showcase his many talents.

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson with T-Bone Walker and Jay McShann - Kidney Stew Is Fine (1969) Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson with T-Bone Walker and Jay McShann - Kidney Stew Is Fine (1969) Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Kidney Stew Is Fine (1969) Reissue 2007
with T-Bone Walker and Jay McShann

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
West Coast Blues, Jump Blues, Jazz-Blues | Label: Delmark | # DD-631 | 00:37:29

Although its programming has been juggled a bit, and the CD has been given liner notes, this Delmark release is a straight reissue of the original LP. Clocking in at around 38 minutes, the relatively brief set is the only recording that exists of Vinson, pianist Jay McShann, and guitarist T-Bone Walker playing together; the sextet is rounded out by the fine tenor Hal Singer, bassist Jackie Sampson, and drummer Paul Gunther. Vinson, whether singing "Plese Send Me Somebody to Love," "Just a Dream," and "Juice Head Baby" or taking boppish alto solos, is the main star throughout this album (originally on Black & Blue), a date that helped launch Vinson's commercial comeback.

VA - Willie Dixon: Boss Of The Chicago Blues (2001)

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VA - Willie Dixon: Boss Of The Chicago Blues (2001)

VA - Willie Dixon: Boss Of The Chicago Blues (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb
Label: Fuel 2000 | # 302 061 497 2 | Time: 00:57:42 | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, Rock & Roll

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 18-track collection which features Dixon performing with Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, and other blues luminaries.

Powerhouse - Night Life / Lovin' Machine (1975/1988) {2011, Limited Edition}

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Powerhouse - Night Life / Lovin' Machine (1975/1988) {2011, Limited Edition}

Powerhouse - Night Life / Lovin' Machine (1975/1988) {2011, Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 464 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 191 Mb
Full Scans | 01:08:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jump Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Powerhouse Records #POW-100/102

This is Tom Principato’s first recording with Powerhouse, his legendary horn-driven band from Boston, now available on CD for the first time anywhere. This 2-for-1 CD contains the complete Powerhouse LP Night Life along with Lovin’ Machine, a collection of unreleased and live tracks. The 1970's were exciting times for live music. Regional bands from all over the country were melding blues, rock and R&B influences into a style that would bring many to national prominence. In the Northeast, the Boston-based Powerhouse was a standard bearer for this hard drivin' soulful sound. Powerhouse endlessly toured the club and college circuit before finally disbanding in 1977.

VA - Let The Good Times Roll: The Aladdin Story (2012) 2CDs

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VA - Let The Good Times Roll: The Aladdin Story (2012) 2CDs

VA - Let The Good Times Roll: The Aladdin Story (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 519 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 292 Mb
Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD180 | Time: 02:03:46 | Scans included
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Jump Blues, Rock & Roll

Aladdin Records, based in Los Angeles, was a very influential label in American music history. This is not the full story of Aladdin Records but it's a very good sampler of the label's output from 1947-1961. It's 50 tracks, 25 tracks on each of the 2CDs in the set, of very good R&B from the period. Each CD is about 60 minutes playing time. The sound is good for recordings of this era. Amos Milburn, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lowell Fulson, Louis Jordan, Charles Brown, Billie Holliday, Shirley & Lee, Gene & Eunic, Bobby Wall, Thurston Harris, The Velvetones and many more.

Big Joe Turner - Rocks (2011) {Bear Family BCD17215AR rec 1939-1958}

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Big Joe Turner - Rocks (2011) {Bear Family BCD17215AR rec 1939-1958}

Big Joe Turner - Rocks (2011) {Bear Family BCD17215AR rec 1939-1958}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 180 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1939-58, 2011 Bear Family Records | BCD 17215 AR
Blues / Rock & Roll / Rhythm & Blues / Jump Blues

There is no question that Big Joe Turner rocked. He rocked harder than any jump blues bandleader, his band hitting the downbeat with a vengeance matched only by Turner’s full-throated roar. This was big-band blues in sound but not in style; it was rock & roll before there was a name for it. Bear Family’s 2011 set Rocks concentrates on his hardest-swinging R&B, leaning hard on Turner’s classic sides for Atlantic: “Roll 'Em Pete”; “Honey Hush”; “Flip, Flop and Fly”; and “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” which Bill Haley sweetened up for the first crossover rock & roll single.

LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997

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LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997

LaVern Baker - LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (1958) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: Sequel/Atlantic | # RSA CD 914 | 00:42:04

This is an album that should not have worked. LaVern Baker (a fine R&B singer) was joined by all-stars from mainstream jazz (including trumpeter Buck Clayton, trombonist Vic Dickenson, tenor-saxophonist Paul Quinichette and pianist Nat Pierce) for twelve songs associated with the great '20s blues singer Bessie Smith. Despite the potentially conflicting styles, this project is quite successful and often exciting. The arrangements by Phil Moore, Nat Pierce, and Ernie Wilkins do not attempt to re-create the original recordings; Baker sings in her own style (rather than trying to emulate Bessie Smith), and the hot solos work well with her vocals.

The Swing Cats - The Best Of The Swing Cats (2003)

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The Swing Cats - The Best Of The Swing Cats (2003)

The Swing Cats - The Best Of The Swing Cats (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 364 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 181 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jump Blues, Swing, Rockabilly | Raucous Records #RAUCD 137

In the wake of Brian Setzer's success as a retro-swing act, his former Stray Cats partners Lee Rocker (bass) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums) formed their own swing/rockabilly/jump blues combo, the Swing Cats, with another rockabilly revivalist veteran, ex-Polecats guitarist Danny B. Harvey. The Swing Cats released their eponymous debut early in 1999, featuring guest vocal spots from Tim Polecat, Jamie James, and Claudia Cummings, among others. A Special Tribute to Elvis followed a year later. That same year Swing Cat Stomp was released.

Joe Turner - 1946-1947 (1998)

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Joe Turner - 1946-1947 (1998)

Joe Turner - 1946-1947 (1998)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 157 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jump Blues, Early R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1034)

This fine collection captures Turner in his early prime, out on the West Coast and cutting some of the tightest jump blues of the '40s. Part of Classics' chronological series, the disc features such fine support players as pianists Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons, guitarist Teddy Bunn, and alto saxophonist Tab Smith. Among the 23 tracks are fine remakes of earlier Turner gems like "Roll 'em Pete," "Nobody in Mind," and "Ice Man Blues." Other highlights include Turner's initial R&B chart topper "My Gal's a Jockey" and the salaciously swingin' "Around the Clock Blues." A solid bet for fans of vintage jump blues.

Joe Turner - 1947-1948 (1999)

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Joe Turner - 1947-1948 (1999)

Joe Turner - 1947-1948 (1999)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 138 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Jump Blues, Early R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1094)

Big Joe Turner went through record companies like some people go through cigarettes, one after another, cutting sides for anybody who waved a dollar in his face. This installment of the Big Joe story focuses on an eight-month period that found him recording for National, Savoy, EmArcy, RPM, and Downbeat, usually in the company of longtime piano-playing partner Pete Johnson. A mixture of live and studio tracks, it's the usual blend of blues and boogie, with Big Joe hammering the notes flat by the sheer strength of his voice alone. Another excellent entry in this series.

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'.

Pat Benatar - True Love (1991)

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Pat Benatar - True Love (1991)

Pat Benatar - True Love (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 269 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 93 Mb
Full Scans ~ 232 Mb | 00:38:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jump Blues | Chrysalis #F2 21805 | US

A radical departure from the type of slick pop/rock she'd been embracing on albums like Tropico and Wide Awake in Dreamland, True Love found Pat Benatar embracing blues and early pre-rock R&B. Opting for less production and a much rawer approach, an inspired Benatar ditches the synthesizers and keyboards and sounds like she's leading a bar band in a Chicago dive. From Albert King's "I Get Evil" to B.B. King's "Payin' the Cost to Be the Boss" to Charles Brown's "Please Come Home for Christmas," the results aren't breathtaking, but are generally honest and soulful. Quite clearly, this was an album Benatar was eager to make.

Roomful Of Blues - Raisin' A Ruckus (2008)

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Roomful Of Blues - Raisin' A Ruckus (2008)

Roomful Of Blues - Raisin' A Ruckus (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 399 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Scans Included | 00:53:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Jump Blues, Chicago Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4919

The hard-edged, horn-fueled R&B band Roomful of Blues has been going strong since the 1960s, building its reputation with electrifying live shows and an irresistible blend of blues, swing, rock, and soul. RAISIN' A RUCKUS shows the group has lost none of its punch. New lead singer Dave Howard brings his gruff, growling pipes to the Roomful's brass-tacks charge, and the rhythm section, horns, and lead instruments have never sounded better. With a sound that nods to the jump blues of yesteryear, but with steely contemporary edge, RAISIN' A RUCKUS does precisely what its title suggests. Get your dancing shoes and head for the floor.

Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)

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Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)

Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:09
Modern Electric Blues, Jump Blues, East Coast Blues | Label: Sweetspot | # 6602

Vocalist/cornet player Al Basile's longtime friend Duke Robillard gets front cover billing, as well he should, as co-producer and guitarist on this impressive outing. The album, Basile's fifth, was even recorded at the guitarist's Pawtucket, RI studio called the Mood Room, hence the album's title. Musically, it's a combination of old-school R&B ("Baby Sister," "Be a Woman"), swamp-tinged rock & roll ("I'm in a Mood"), mid-tempo, Chuck Berry styled groovers ("Coffee and Cadillacs"), grinding blues ("Picked to Click") and even a jump blues throwback to the duo's Roomful of Blues days ("She's on the Mainline"). Robillard keeps the sound full yet stripped down – most of the tracks feature a standard three-piece – bass/drums/guitar setup – which leaves space for Basile's sly vocals and snappy lyrics. Basile, a teacher and fiction author who also has a Master's degree in creative writing, not surprisingly crafts lyrics that are far more imaginative and original than most blues artists'. But they never detract from these melodies that glide along sparked by Robillard's tasty licks.

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.