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Kenny Neal - Hoodoo Moon (1994)

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Kenny Neal - Hoodoo Moon (1994)

Kenny Neal - Hoodoo Moon (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: Alligator Records | # ALCD 4825 | Time: 00:51:02
Modern Electric Blues, Swamp Blues, Louisiana Blues

Kenny Neal is such a terrific singer that he can make any kind of blues sound good. On Hoodoo Moon, Neal does the Delta blues justice on a version of Elmore James's "It Hurts Me Too," and does a fine job on the Chicago blues with "I'm a Blues Man." He even pulls off some James Brown funk on "Just One Step." Nonetheless, Neal makes his most valuable contributions when he allows his Louisiana roots to show. On "Don't Fix Our Love," for example, Neal lays his blues-harmonica solo and gravelly vocal over a New Orleans second-line parade rhythm. Lucky Peterson plays the Professor Longhair-like piano part expertly and does the same with the Fats Domino-like piano triplets on "Why Should I Stay." "The Real Thing" and the album's title track boast the slippery shuffle beat of upstate Louisiana's swamp blues.

Eddie Kirkland - Lonely Street (1997)

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Eddie Kirkland - Lonely Street (1997)

Eddie Kirkland - Lonely Street (1997)
with Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth, Kenny Neal, Cub Koda
Christine Ohlman, G.E. Smith, Jaimoe, Richard Bell

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 107 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83424 | Time: 00:48:03

Jamaican-born bluesman Kirkland has always stretched the boundaries of his music and on this outing moves further into contemporary waters. Guest stars abound on this album, and Kirkland's idiosyncratic guitar work is answered and abetted by appearances from Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth, Kenny Neal, Cub Koda, Christine Ohlman and G.E. Smith, as well as driving work from drummer Jaimoe and organist Richard Bell. The material is all over the road, but particularly noteworthy as highlights are Kirkland's take on Elmore James' "Done Somebody Wrong," "Snake In the Grass," "Nightgirl," and the title track.

Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow (2008)

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Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow (2008)

Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb
Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5122 | Time: 00:50:12 | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues

Son of Louisiana bluesman Raful Neal, young Kenny had some big shoes to fill, but he's been more than up to the task. He plays bass, guitar, trumpet, piano and guitar, and worked in Toronto with the Downchild Blues Band as well as with his siblings in the Neal Brothers Band before returning to Louisiana in 1987 to cut his debut, Bio on the Bayou. Since then Neal has continued to blend his swampy roots with soul and R&B to put his own contemporary spin on the blues. Let Life Flow finds the 50-year-old bluesman in fine voice delivering four originals and seven covers. Neal accents "Louisiana Stew" with a long, jaunty, country flavored harp solo, while on "Fly Away" he drops a bit of sage spiritual advice into the mix. His Memphis-style guitar fills accent the tune, but it's his gospel drenched vocals that standout.

Kenny Neal - Devil Child (1989)

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Kenny Neal - Devil Child (1989)

Kenny Neal - Devil Child (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb
Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4774 | Time: 00:40:46 | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Swamp Blues, Louisiana Blues

Backed by a punchy horn section and sizzling rhythms, Neal didn't suffer from any sophomore jinx. Between Neal, his bass-playing co-producer Bob Greenlee, and drummer Jim Payne, there's some very crafty songwriting going on here – "Any Fool Will Do," "Bad Check," and "Can't Have Your Cake (And Eat It Too)" are among the standouts.

Kenny Neal - Bayou Blood (1992)

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Kenny Neal - Bayou Blood (1992)

Kenny Neal - Bayou Blood (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb
Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4809 | Time: 00:55:57 | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Swamp Blues, Louisiana Blues

The multitalented Kenny Neal offers up a real treat with Bayou Blood, which features mostly original songs seasoned with a very few covers. Neal's guitar work is excellent and his smoky voice is a pleasure, but it's his harp playing that really shines, especially on "Howling at the Moon" and "Big City Ways." There's plenty of variety, from the fast-paced shuffle of "Right Train, Wrong Track" to the slower, attitudinal "Gonna Put You out of My Misery" to the smooth "Smoke Signals." "That Knife Don't Cut No More," "Do I Have to Go That Far?" and the title track are especially memorable, and a tasty cover of "You Ain't Foolin' Me" closes this album with style.

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.

Kenny Neal - Bloodline (2016)

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Kenny Neal - Bloodline (2016)

Kenny Neal - Bloodline (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 345 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues | Cleopatra Blues #CLO 0374

Kenny Neal, born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, began playing music at a young age. Learning the basics from his father, singer and Blues harmonica master, Raful Neal, Kenny is known as a modern swamp-blues and multi-instrumentalist, that draws from the sizzling sounds of his native Louisiana. Kenny's 2016 release, Bloodline, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album and also won 2 BMAs (Blues Music Awards); one for Best Contemporary Blues Album and the other for Best Contemporary Male Blues Artist. Kenny Neal, a true living blues Legend is THE REAL DEAL and more poised than ever to deliver the blues like no one else can!

Kenny Neal - Big News From Baton Rouge!! (1988)

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Kenny Neal - Big News From Baton Rouge!! (1988)

Kenny Neal - Big News From Baton Rouge!! (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans ~ 109 Mb | 00:40:35
Modern Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4764

The debut release for the second-generation bayou blues guitarist/harpist, whose gruff-before-their-time vocals retain their swamp sensibility while assuming a bright contemporary feel that tabs him as a leading contender for future blues stardom.

Kenny Neal - What You Got (2000)

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Kenny Neal - What You Got (2000)

Kenny Neal - What You Got (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Scans ~ 93 Mb | Time: 00:51:50
Modern Electric Blues, Swamp Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83467

This is Neal's third album for Telarc and it's definitely one of his best releases to date. He's long been known for his Louisiana blues groove, but this CD will force critics and fans to reassess their take on Neal's sound. Tracks like "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right," "Little Brother (Make a Way)," "I'm The Man Your Mama Told You About," "Loving on Borrowed Time," and "Deja Vu" are robust numbers that variously evince Chicago and Memphis influences, while the title track is a gorgeous bit of soul music that showcases Neal's mature voice. In fact, one of the major highlights of this collection is Neal's vocal work. He has become an exceptional blues singer, with a powerful and wonderfully nuanced voice. Add his excellent lead guitar work and make note of the fact that he wrote, or co-authored, nine of the 12 songs on this disc. The guy has become a multiple-threat bluesman and this album, in demonstrating that, has to be seen as a pivotal point in Neal's discography.

Kenny Neal - Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain (1998) [Re-Up]

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Kenny Neal - Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain (1998) [Re-Up]

Kenny Neal - Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Swamp Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83435 | Time: 00:41:55

This energetic, foot-tapping, no-filler album from the multi-talented Kenny Neal is a sheer delight, showcasing his fine skills on guitar and harmonica and his rich, powerful voice. Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain starts off with a bang, with an up-tempo rendition of the classic "Big Boss Man." Things settle down with "Shadow on the Moon," which features some tasteful guitar work and smooth, excellent vocals. In fact, Neal's voice is one of this album's major strengths, moving smoothly from richly sung melodies to expressive growls just as the music requires. The highlight of this album is the title track, a slow, lonely ballad with excellent guitar work and backing vocals. However, neither is as powerful as Neal's singing; when he pulls out all the stops, the results are impressive. Highly, highly recommended.

VA - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)

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VA - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)

Various Artists - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:52:21
Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Telarc | # CD-83427

Howlin' Wolf may be gone, but his spirit lives on, as this 13-track tribute album featuring members of the Wolf's own band attests. Sam Lay, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin, and the rest are as tight and smooth as they ever were playing behind Howlin' Wolf, and they've got an array of guest stars to do the Wolf proud. Taj Mahal (sounding a good bit like Wolf himself) is here, as are guitar-slinger Debbie Davies and multi-instrumentalist Kenny Neal. Lucinda Williams does a bluesy turn, and there are contributions from Lucky Peterson, James Cotton, and more. The CD features plenty of Wolf favorites, including "Saddle My Pony," "Howlin' for My Darling," "The Red Rooster," "Howlin' Wolf Boogie," and "Smokestack Lightnin'," among others. All in all, it's a fitting tribute to a man whose contribution to the blues is immeasurable.

Tab Benoit, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal - Homesick For The Road (1999)

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Tab Benoit, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal - Homesick For The Road (1999)

Tab Benoit, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal - Homesick For The Road (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb
Label: Telarc | # CD-83454 | Time: 00:54:25 | Scans included
Blues, Swamp Blues, Soul-Blues, Louisiana Blues

Homesick for the Road provides a showcase for three fine blues singer/guitarists. The recording is clean and crisp, as is typical of the Telarc label, and the music cooks from start to finish. This disc provides an excellent introduction to each performer, with ample opportunities for each to shine. Debbie Davies brings to mind Bonnie Raitt, with her appealing vocal timbre and bluesy delivery. The youthful Benoit sings with an authority beyond his 31 years, making Screamin' Jay Hawkins' classic "I Put a Spell on You" his own. Kenny Neal has the scruffy, soulful delivery of a man who knows what the blues are all about. His "I've Been Mistreated" sounds like a late '60s slice of Muscle Shoals soul. All three of the co-leaders are excellent guitarists, and the band is solid and tight. Homesick for the Road rolls down the car window for an enticing look at three relatively young performers carrying the blues torch into the future.

Kenny Neal - One Step Closer (2001)

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Kenny Neal - One Step Closer (2001)

Kenny Neal - One Step Closer (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 374 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 109 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83523)

On Kenny Neal's third Telarc release, One Step Closer, he combines the Louisiana musical traditions he grew up listening to with a wide range of contemporary material. Among the 12 tracks are soul-blues renditions of Bob Dylan's "Walk Out in the Rain," Nick Lowe's "High on a Hilltop," and John Hiatt's "Lover's Will." Neal's developing skills as a songwriting have been convincingly affected by roots rock and Americana, as showcased on "Backdoor Tipper," "No More One More Chance," "Whiskey Tears," and "She Ain't Happy Unless She's Sad."

Kenny Neal - Hooked On Your Love (2010)

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Kenny Neal - Hooked On Your Love (2010)

Kenny Neal - Hooked On Your Love (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 308 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 71 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blind Pig Records (BPCD 5137)

Being the oldest son of Louisiana harmonica legend Raful Neal and having Lazy Lester, Buddy Guy, and Slim Harpo as family friends and frequent household guests meant Kenny Neal literally grew up with the blues, the swamp variety and otherwise, and his career as such has been all about plying the family business. A pretty good harp player himself (he was still a toddler when he was given his first harmonica by Slim Harpo), Neal has also developed into a sleek, economical, and graceful electric guitarist, and thanks to songs like the title track here, “Hooked on Your Love,” and the wise and beautiful “Bitter with the Sweet,” he has also become a skillful songwriter…

Kenny Neal - Walking On Fire (1991)

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Kenny Neal - Walking On Fire (1991)

Kenny Neal - Walking On Fire (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 289 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 63 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4795)

Another in the remarkably consistent Alligator catalog of Kenny Neal that strikingly captures his contemporary Baton Rouge blues sound. He gets a little hot help from the Horny Horns - alto saxist Maceo Parker and trombonist Fred Wesley - who once filled a smiliar role behind the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. Two songs find Neal going the unplugged route, just as he had performed them in the Broadway musical Mule Bone.