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VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Volume 5 (1993)

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VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Volume 5 (1993)

VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Volume 5 (1993)
featuring Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Little Milton and Muddy Waters

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 403 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Roots | # RTS 33049 | Time: 01:08:15

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 19-track collection which features Dixon performing with Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Little Milton and Muddy Waters.

Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD) [Re-Up]

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Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD) [Re-Up]

Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.84 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues

Accurately dubbed "the Queen of Chicago blues" (and sometimes just the blues in general), Koko Taylor helped keep the tradition of big-voiced, brassy female blues belters alive, recasting the spirits of early legends like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton, and Memphis Minnie for the modern age. Taylor's rough, raw vocals were perfect for the swaggering new electrified era of the blues, and her massive hit "Wang Dang Doodle" served notice that male dominance in the blues wasn't as exclusive as it seemed. After a productive initial stint on Chess, Taylor spent several decades on the prominent contemporary blues label Alligator, going on to win more W.C. Handy Awards than any other female performer in history, and establishing herself as far and away the greatest female blues singer of her time. Collection includes: Koko Taylor (1969); South Side Lady (1973); I Got What It Takes (1975); The Earthshaker (1978); From The Heart Of A Woman (1981); Queen of the Blues (1985); Jump For Joy (1990).

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.

VA - Muddy Waters: All Star Tribute To A Legend (2011)

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VA - Muddy Waters: All Star Tribute To A Legend (2011)

VA - Muddy Waters: All Star Tribute To A Legend (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Music Avenue | # 250296 | Time: 00:59:04

Recorded on October 11, 1997 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., an impressive All-Star cast of Blues musicians, including Muddy's own son Bill Morganfield, turned out to pay homage to the Legendary Muddy Waters, the King of Blues. Features special guests, John Hiatt, Peter Wolf, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Charlie Musslewhite, Robert Junior Lockwood, Big Bill Morganfield, Nick Gravenites, Mem Shannon and Phoebe Snow.

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.