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Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Messin' With The Kids - Live At The 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival (2006)

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Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Messin' With The Kids - Live At The 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival (2006)

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Messin' With The Kids - Live At The 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival (2006)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sanctuary Records (CMRCD1270)

Cut at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival with Stones' bassist Bill Wyman anchoring the rhythm section, the set captures some of the ribald musical repartee that customarily distinguished the pairing of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, though they certainly break no new ground as they roll through their signature songs.

Junior Wells - Live At Theresa's 1975 (2006) [Re-Up]

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Junior Wells - Live At Theresa's 1975 (2006) [Re-Up]

Junior Wells - Live At Theresa's 1975 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 444 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE 787 | 01:03:51

Recorded at two separate gigs in January 1975 but not issued until 2006, this captures Junior Wells on-stage at Theresa's, one of the most esteemed Chicago blues clubs. It's a little rawer than most live albums; the sound is good, and Wells is in good form, but his band is a little rough (and, particularly on the tracks with guitarist Sammy Lawhorn, a little off-key). But the flaws really aren't too significant, as this is a pretty enjoyable set of electric Chicago blues in its unadulterated vintage form. Wells offers his trademark exuberant blues with touches of rock, soul, and funk, performing a few of his most popular tunes ("Messin' with the Kid," "Snatch It Back and Hold It") and a bunch of classic covers that are more identified with other performers (Slim Harpo's "Scratch My Back," Big Bill Broonzy's "Key to the Highway," St. Louis Jimmy Oden's "Goin' Down Slow," Little Walter's "Juke," Tampa Red's "Love Her with a Feeling," and "Help the Poor," the last popularized by B.B. King).

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.

VA - Crucial Acoustic Blues (2007)

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VA - Crucial Acoustic Blues (2007)

VA - Crucial Acoustic Blues (2007)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Modern Acoustic Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD124 | Time: 00:50:57

Alligator Records shows a different side of its house-rocking face on this 13-cut collection of acoustic blues. While Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Bukka White don't appear here, other performers – some of whom one normally associates with overdriven electricity – are. Buddy Guy is present, as is Stevie Ray Vaughan. Koko Taylor's "The Man Next Door" is here and it's one of her greatest performances on record. In addition, Johnny Winter, who was no stranger to a National Steel string bottleneck earlier in his career, returns to give it another go, and the true roots doctor Corey Harris is here with "God Don't Ever Change," and Carey and Lurrie Bell with "Stop Running Around." Guy's "Hi Heel Sneakers" is terrific as is Winter's "Evil on My Mind." But it's those that are normally associated with the acoustic blues like Harris, Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, Cephas & Wiggins, John Jackson and the legendary Sonny Terry who come off best, bringing the true rhythm and mystery with them into their songs.

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Alone & Acoustic (1981) [Reissue 1991]

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Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Alone & Acoustic (1981) [Reissue 1991]

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Alone & Acoustic (1981) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 330 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4802)

The classic pairing of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells has been captured many times on vinyl, cassette, and disc over the years, but rarely with such intimacy and subtle, restrained energy as on this wonderful collection. Buddy Guy plays mostly 12 string guitar, and Junior laces his signature lines through the songs, engaging Guy in the kind of musical dialogue that only old friends can have. This is acoustic street-corner blues at its best, performed with incredible expressiveness, ease, and joy. One gets the feeling these two are just sitting down for a friendly jam session on a Saturday afternoon, and when things get loose, their laughter flows almost as freely as the music…

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Drinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin' Dynamite (1982) [Reissue 1988]

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Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Drinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin' Dynamite (1982) [Reissue 1988]

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Drinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin' Dynamite (1982) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 290 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blind Pig Records (BP71182)

Cut at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival with Stones' bassist Bill Wyman anchoring the rhythm section, the set captures some of the ribald musical repartee that customarily distinguished the pairing of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, though they certainly break no new ground as they roll through their signature songs.

Buddy Guy, Junior Wells & Junior Mance - Buddy And The Juniors (1970) [Reissue 1998]

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Buddy Guy, Junior Wells & Junior Mance - Buddy And The Juniors (1970) [Reissue 1998]

Buddy Guy, Junior Wells & Junior Mance - Buddy And The Juniors (1970) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BGO Records (BGOCD399)

The historical details surrounding the recording session that became Buddy & the Juniors are almost as entertaining - and oddly satisfying - as the music itself. Released on Blue Thumb in 1970 on multi-colored wax, this session, was it not for a very real economic necessity due to Buddy Guy's feud with Vanguard Records, would never have happened. It appears that Vanguard wouldn't pick up the tab for Guy to fly to New York to mix an album he'd cut with Junior Mance and Gary Bartz - also produced by Cuscuna. Being an ever-enterprising genius, Cuscuna pitched the idea for a recording between Guy, Mance, and Junior Wells to Blue Thumb label boss Bob Krasnow, who jumped at the chance. The all-acoustic Buddy & the Juniors was recorded on December 18 of 1969, and on December 19, they mixed this album and the Vanguard date…

VA - Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (1995) {Verve Germany} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (1995) {Verve Germany} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (1995) {Verve Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 469 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 193 mb
Genre: jazz, bossa nova, R&B, soul, funk

Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire is a 1995 compilation CD released through Verve Records in Germany. This is part of a series of discs released through Mojo Club and features a mixture of funk, bossa nova, soul, and a bit more, primarily taken from the Polygram/Universal library.

Junior Wells - Live At Buddy Guy's Legends (1997)

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Junior Wells - Live At Buddy Guy's Legends (1997)

Junior Wells - Live At Buddy Guy's Legends (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 439 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:56:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Telarc Blues #CD-83412

Backed by a funk-minded, James Brown-influenced band, Junior Wells is in good form on these live recordings from Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. Wells (who was 61 when this CD was recorded) really comes alive in front of a live audience, and he's certainly in a very extroverted mood on such familiar material as "Hoodoo Man," "Little By Little" and his signature tune, "Messin' With the Kid." Wells has been one of Brown's most ardent admirers for a long time, and he frequently shows his love of the Godfather's soul/funk innovations without letting us forget that he's a bluesman first and foremost. Although this CD doesn't offer a lot of surprises, it's an invigorating documentation of the energy and passion Wells brings to the stage.

Junior Wells featuring Buddy Guy - Pleading The Blues (1993) [Re-Up]

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Junior Wells featuring Buddy Guy - Pleading The Blues (1993) [Re-Up]

Junior Wells featuring Buddy Guy - Pleading The Blues (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb
Label: Evidence | # ECD 26035-2 | Time: 00:48:28 | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues

Recorded on Halloween night in 1979, this pairs up Wells and Guy in a fashion that hasn't been heard since Hoodoo Man Blues, their first, and best collaboration. Solid backing by the Philip Guy band (Buddy's brother) makes this album a rare treat.

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998) [Re-Up]

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Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998) [Re-Up]

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:53:05
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Silvertone | # 01241-41629-2

Last Time Around – Live At Legends is a fitting farewell to the late, great Junior Wells and his partnership, friendship and kinship with Buddy Guy that lasted decades. The album is a historic release in many ways. It reunites two blues legends who began their unique association in the 1950s. The album was recorded live in March 1993 at Buddy Guy's world-famous Chicago blues mecca Legends, and it's an acoustic document of many classic songs that made both Wells and Guy legends in their own right, such as "She's Alright" and "I've Been There," along with other classic blues standards such as "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Key to the Highway," all delivered with a looseness and power that define both Guy and Wells. It also marks the last time the two ever played together.

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009]

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Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009]

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering, 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:59
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Analogue Productions, Delmark | # CAPB 034 SA

One of the all-time great urban blues records and the best-seller in the famed Delmark catalog. Hoodoo Man Blues is so full of bravado and snap it'll make you feel tough just listening to it. Not all of the Delmark titles were recorded very well, but this one certainly was. Hoodoo Man Blues, which features Buddy Guy on guitar, is not only Junior Wells' first LP appearance, it's damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45s by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc., but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of the limitations of juke box/airplay promotion. Hoodoo Man Blues went a long way in the popularization of real Chicago blues and of Junior Wells.

James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch - Harp Attack! (1990)

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James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch - Harp Attack! (1990)

James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch - Harp Attack! (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 332 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4790)

Four Chicago harmonica greats, one eminently solid album. Teamed with Junior Wells, Billy Branch, and Carey Bell, Cotton sings Willie Love's Delta classic "Little Car Blues" and Charles Brown's "Black Night." Wells trades harp solos and vocals, standing front and center on a fine rendition of Sonny Boy II's "Keep Your Hands Out of My Pockets" and the tailor-made "Somebody Changed the Lock" and "Broke and Hungry," obviously relishing the camaraderie between himself and his fellow harmonica giants. Meanwhile, Branch's showcases are the apt original "New Kid on the Block" and a deft cover of Little Walter's "Who."

Junior Wells - Better Off With The Blues (1993)

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Junior Wells - Better Off With The Blues (1993)

Junior Wells - Better Off With The Blues (1993)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 356 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83354)

Wells sings with a salty edge and clarity that are convincing and engaging, and he maintains his good humor even when saddled with less than first-rate material. He provides winning renditions of Ray Charles' "The Train," Merle Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again" and Jimmy Reed's "Honest I Do," plus a good reworking of his own "Messin' With The Kid" and "Goin' Home." But the song that tears the house down is "Oh, Pretty Woman," featuring flashy, exciting guitar from Rico McFarland and Wells' swirling harmonica adding secondary fire. Indeed, Wells' harp playing's another bonus; it's focused and aggressive here. This is pretty good for a 1990s session.