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Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963) [Reissue 1993]

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Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963) [Reissue 1993]

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Blues, Boogie-Woogie | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (519 729-2)

It is a blues date, with a fair amount of boogie-woogie. The two veterans, who had worked together previously, are joined by drummer Phillipe Combelle during the two 1962 sessions recorded at Les Trois Mailletz, complete with a typically out of tune piano and a fair amount of noise from the audience at times. The pianist's gruff voice dominates a fair amount of the performances, although most of the songs are Dixon's. The bassist steals the show during the opener, "Rocking and Rolling the House," with a fine solo. In fact, the only standard not written by either man is a campy miniature take of Big Bill Broonzy's "All by Myself." Blues fans will want up to pick up this live recording by two legendary musicians.

Memphis Slim - Very Much Alive and in Montreux (1973) [Reissue 2006]

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Memphis Slim - Very Much Alive and in Montreux (1973) [Reissue 2006]

Memphis Slim - Very Much Alive and in Montreux (1973) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Piano Blues, Boogie-Woogie | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal/Maison De Blues (983 212-4)

This choice chapter in the Memphis Slim story delivers an exciting taste of what a modern electric blues band sounded like in live performance during the early '70s. This reissue includes a bonus track featuring Hammond B-3 organist Deacon Jones and formidable electric guitar wizard Freddie King. The year 1973 was particularly exciting as blues, soul, funk, and rock & roll began to blend in ways that had only been hinted at during the 1960s. This cultural explosion was inevitable as music festivals were expanded to include a wide range of styles and genres. The 1973 Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival, for example, featured One String Sam, Victoria Spivey, Roosevelt Sykes, John Lee Hooker, and Ray Charles on the same weekend as Yusef Lateef, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, and the Sun Ra Arkestra. The 1973 jazz festival held in Montreux, Switzerland, underwent comparable dilation…

Memphis Slim, Tampa Red, Lonnie Johnson - Bawdy Blues [Recorded 1956-1961] (1991)

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Memphis Slim, Tampa Red, Lonnie Johnson - Bawdy Blues [Recorded 1956-1961] (1991)

Memphis Slim, Tampa Red, Lonnie Johnson - Bawdy Blues [Recorded 1956-1961] (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 189 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Acoustic Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Bluesville/ZYX Music (OBCCD-544-2)

Erotic, humorous, and loaded with double entendres, these dozen tunes were recorded between 1956-1961 by Memphis Slim, Tampa Red, Victoria Spivey, Lonnie Johnson, Pink Anderson, Memphis Willie B., and Blind Willie McTell. The collection includes "Let Me Play with Your Poodle," "I'm a Red Hot Mama," and "If You See Kay."

VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs

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VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs

VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 519 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 338 Mb | Scans included
Texas Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD241 | Time: 02:16:39

The formation of Peacock Records in late 1949 dates back to an event nearly three years earlier when a young guitarist called Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown saw his chance to grab the spotlight - and took it with both hands! 'Gate' had never been backward in coming forward. When legendary bluesman T-Bone Walker fell ill in mid-performance, he leapt up, picked up the guitar left on the stage and started playing his own 'Gatemouth Boogie'. 15 minutes later a star was born. The owner of the club, Don Robey, ensured the young upstart put his autograph on a management contact. Robey would eventually found Peacock Records to release his music, and that's where the label's history starts.

VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 662 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 336 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Folk-Blues, Field Recordings | Label: Rounder | # 82161-1866-2 | 02:19:06

2CD, 41 track set. The Blues Songbook presents some of the most exciting blues Alan Lomax ever recorded. Famous and obscure artists roll out a remarkable array of blues from the country, from the city and from prison in this first-of-its-kind compilation overseen by the Lomax estate. Taken from five decades of Alan's best field recordings in the genre, the Songbook includes previously unreleased tracks and features digital transfers using DSD technology. Here is blues at its source: original, impassioned and utterly real. Featured artists include Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, Leadbelly, Son House, Skip James, Jelly Roll Morton, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee…the list goes on and on. All this with a 40 page illustrated booklet including a scholarly essay and song notes by John Cowley and a preface by Martin Scorsese.

Memphis Slim - Boogie For My Friends (1988) [Reissue 2002]

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Memphis Slim - Boogie For My Friends (1988) [Reissue 2002]

Memphis Slim - Boogie For My Friends (1988) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 318 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Black & Blue (BB 454.2)

This album includes recordings from two sessions, one with solo piano, the other with the 1983 Chicago Blues Festival. Throught a beautiful series of instrumental or vocal boogie-woogies and slow blues, Memphis Slim pays homage to some of his models and peers: Roosevelt Sykes, Pinetop Smith (or Perkins!), Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Sammy Price, Jay McShann, Lloyd Glenn, Willie Mabon, Eddie Boyd, Otis Spann.

VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs

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VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs

VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 632 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 339 Mb | Scans included | 02:12:02
Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Doo Wop | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD157

Leonard and Phil Chess were the innovators behind Chess Records, the Illinois based label that specialised in blues, r'n'b and soul, all genres influential in the early sound of rock n' roll. This 2CD compilation includes 50 original recordings featuring some of the greatest artists of the time. Highlights include songs from John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and more.

Memphis Slim and His House Rockers - The Come Back [Recorded 1952-1954] (2002)

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Memphis Slim and His House Rockers - The Come Back [Recorded 1952-1954] (2002)

Memphis Slim and His House Rockers - The Come Back [Recorded 1952-1954] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE-762)

Collectors will be thrilled to learn that The Come Back contains 11 previously unreleased tracks, but even those who aren't hardcore collectors will find that this CD paints an exciting picture of Slim's two years at United.
Like John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim was very much a label-hopper - from the '40s to the '80s, it was safe to assume that the singer/pianist wouldn't stay at one label for too long. In the '50s, Slim did some of his best work for United, a Chicago-based indie whose catalog has since been acquired by Delmark (another Windy City label). Slim's United period of 1952-1954 is the focus of The Come Back, a 20-track collection that Delmark assembled in 2002. This is a blues CD that has both jazz and rock appeal…

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 3 Gb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music | # 886977200922 | Time: 18:49:52
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Gospel, Blues-Rock

25 CD box set. Following the model of The Perfect Jazz Collection, this format comes in a cube lift off lid box, holding 25 original albums by 25 different artists. All original albums are replicated in mini jacket sleeves. This excellent value package, contains albums by legendary performers from the Blues genre ranging from 1951-2003; across some real classic albums, from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Etta James and many others.

Memphis Slim & Buddy Guy - Southside Reunion (1972) [Reissue 2007]

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Memphis Slim & Buddy Guy - Southside Reunion (1972) [Reissue 2007]

Memphis Slim & Buddy Guy - Southside Reunion (1972) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 291 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 50 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music S.A.S. France (SSC 3053)

In 1970, expatriate pianist Memphis Slim hooked up with fellow Chicago blues great Buddy Guy while the guitarist was touring Europe with the Rolling Stones, and recorded the tracks for South Side Reunion, originally released on Warner Bros. in 1972. Slim's rollicking piano and Guy's guitar-slinging prowess are complemented by Windy City musicians Phillip Guy, Ernest Johnson, and Roosevelt Shaw, plus saxophonists A.C. Reed and Jimmy Conley. While harpist Junior Wells (who was also part of the Stones tour) is listed as if he played a prominent role in this endeavor, he's only heard on the tracks "Good Time Charlie," "No," and "Help Me Some."

VA - The Original American Folk Blues Festival '1962 (1963) CD Reissue 1991

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VA - The Original American Folk Blues Festival '1962 (1963) CD Reissue 1991

VA - The Original American Folk Blues Festival '1962 (1963) CD Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 825 502-2 | Time: 00:49:12
Blues, Folk-Blues, Country-Blues, Delta Blues

Recorded live in a studio in Hamburg, Germany, in October 1962. Includes artists involved with that year's American Folk Blues Festival tour. With generally relaxed and reflective performances. The artists include Memphis Slim, T-Bone Walker, Shakey Jake, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and John Lee Hooker.

Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie (1971) [Reissue 2006]

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Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie (1971) [Reissue 2006]

Memphis Slim - Boogie Woogie (1971) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 376 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Maison De Blues (983 344-0)

In his powerfully insightful book of blues-inspired poetry Fattening Frogs for Snakes - Delta Sound Suite, John Sinclair cites blues and jazz scholar Robert Palmer as a source for the theory that the linguistic taproots of the word "boogie" probably reach back to West Africa, as the Hausa "buga" and the Mandingo "bug" both mean "to beat" as in "to beat a drum." This makes sense given the rhythmic potency of boogie-woogie, a style that emerged during the early 20th century among Southern black laborers who lived, toiled, and partied near the very bottom of the U.S. social hierarchy, usually living in an environment that was secluded from the rest of the population and often engaging in the production of turpentine…

Memphis Slim - Bluesingly Yours (1967) [Reissue 2006]

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Memphis Slim - Bluesingly Yours (1967) [Reissue 2006]

Memphis Slim - Bluesingly Yours (1967) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Maison De Blues (983 571-5)

This brief segment of the Memphis Slim story unearths a parcel of tasty tracks recorded during 1967 in Paris where Slim would live out the rest of his life. Here he delivers his usual mix of slow drags, soulful struts, shuffles, and boogies, working the piano and singing the blues. Solid support is provided by guitarist Mickey Baker, bassists Guy Pedersen and Roland Lobligeois, and drummer Andre Arpino. The rest of the personnel remain largely unidentified; the nameless organist and a tidy anonymous horn section put a lot of meat on the ribs of this album. On "People People" and "Christina" the organ establishes a vibe comparable with certain wistful portions of John Mayall's largely introspective Bare Wires album, a distant cousin to this session recorded in April of the following year…

Memphis Slim - Alone With My Friends (1961) [Reissue 1996]

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Memphis Slim - Alone With My Friends (1961) [Reissue 1996]

Memphis Slim - Alone With My Friends (1961) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 198 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Battle Records/Fantasy (00025218058124)

Memphis Slim devoted all but one of the ten songs on this April 1961 session to covers of some of his favorite songwriters. He's only accompanied by his own piano playing as he provides serviceable, laidback interpretations of numbers by Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson, and others, as well as his own "Sunnyland Train."

Memphis Slim - The Bluesman (1969) [Reissue 2006]

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Memphis Slim - The Bluesman (1969) [Reissue 2006]

Memphis Slim - The Bluesman (1969) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 381 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 176 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Maison De Blues (983 490-5)

Recorded in New York City during May and June of 1969, this excellent album reveals the very core of Memphis Slim's blues artistry. He kneads the piano and sings his heart out in front of a tough little band comprised of R&B tenor sax legend Eddie Chamblee, an unidentified organist, guitarist Billy Butler, bassist Lloyd Trotman, and drummer Herb Lovelle. An anonymous utility horn section shows up during the rocking "Sassy Mae." "Ramble This Highway" (better known as "Key to the Highway") was written by Jazz Gillum, "Rock Me Baby" is credited to Big Bill Broonzy, and the famous "Caldonia" was composed by Fleecie Moore. The rest of the material heard on this album comes straight out of Slim's catalog of original songs. Check out Slim's relaxed sermon on "Freedom" and his candid statement about having the blues because he is black…