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Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Scufflin' (1996) [Re-Up]

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Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Scufflin' (1996) [Re-Up]

Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Scufflin' (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD5036 | 00:40:53

One of the more imposing figures on modern blues scene, guitarist-singer Magic Slim serves up raw, passionate Chicago-style blues with his band The Teardrops on Scufflin’ (Blind Pig 5036; 40:53). Raucous, good-time romps like “Hole In The Wall,” Jimmy Reed’s “Down In Virginia” and Slim’s shuffle “Just Before You Go” sound like just another Saturday night at Florence’s on the South Side. And Slim imbues each tune with nasty licks from his trusty Fender Jazzmaster. Sloppy but powerfully intense, like the spirits of Albert King and Hound Dog Taylor mingling at a juke joint jam.

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Blues At Sunrise (2000)

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Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Blues At Sunrise (2000)

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Blues At Sunrise (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 461 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 170 Mb
Full Scans ~ 67 Mb | 01:10:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Texas Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Blues Rock
Epic / Legacy #EPC 497858 / 4978582000

The concept behind Blues at Sunrise is a good one: collect ten of SRV's best slow blues numbers, primarily from the official studio albums but also a couple of unreleased cuts and rarities, and sequence them as if they were a lost studio album. It's a neat idea, especially when it's packaged in artwork that deliberately evokes memories of classic blues albums from the '60s (there's even a fake, faded record ring on the front and back covers), and it's hard to fault the music here. All the obvious selections are here – "Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up on Love," "The Things (That) I Used to Do," "Leave My Girl Alone." And the rarities are all worthwhile, including a live "Texas Flood" from the Live at the El Macambo video, a live duet with Johnny Copeland on "Tin Pan Alley" from 1985, an unreleased take of "The Sky Is Crying" from Couldn't Stand the Weather, and a duet with Albert King on "Blues at Sunrise" (also available on the Fantasy disc In Session).

Debbie Davies - Round Every Corner (1998) [Re-Up]

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Debbie Davies - Round Every Corner (1998) [Re-Up]

Debbie Davies - Round Every Corner (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Shanachie | # 9010 | Time: 00:48:49

Debbie Davies' fourth album, 1998's Round Every Corner, displays her bluesy singing, writing, and playing talents on 11 songs, including originals by Davies, some traditional songs, and covers. Davies' own songs range from the romantic "Such a Fine Man" to the upbeat "A.C. Strut," and she performs accomplished versions of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain" and the traditional "Blue and Lonesome." Davies' skillful, soulful take on the blues grows richer with time.

Bryan Lee - Sanctuary (2018)

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Bryan Lee - Sanctuary (2018)

Bryan Lee - Sanctuary (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 450 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173Mb
Full Scans | 01:02:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Gospel | Earrelevant Records #ERR-1806

According to Bryan Lee’s own words, all the arrangements of the songs included in the album came to his mind while he was sleeping. The night before a show at Spitsbergen church in Norway, our man dreamed how those songs should sound, which he thought was an inspiration Lord gave him during the dream. The next day he played them as he had dreamed and it was a so spectacular success, that Bryan and his band recorded them while they were staying in Norway. Seven years later, producer Steve Hamilton mixed them in his studio and published the album we have now on hands. Bryan Lee lost his sight at the age of eight and when he was fifteen he moved to Chicago where he spent twenty years developing a successful career as a singer and guitar player, performing with the great bluesmen of that time.

Canned Heat - Boogie 2000 (1999)

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Canned Heat - Boogie 2000 (1999)

Canned Heat - Boogie 2000 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 345 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Boogie Rock, Modern Electric Blues | Ruf Records #RUF 1041

Some bands just keep on truckin'. Check out Canned Heat, closing out the millennium with a new album of new material. This is a good title for the album because since forming 33 years ago, the band is still going on fusing boogie rhythms with rock instrumentation. Still, there is plenty of variety here. On "World of Make Believe" they go halfway to meeting Santana and on "Dark Clouds" they recall Willie Dixon.

Johnnie Bassett - The Gentleman Is Back (2009)

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Johnnie Bassett - The Gentleman Is Back (2009)

Johnnie Bassett - The Gentleman Is Back (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 368 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mack Avenue/Sly Dog | # SLY3003 | Time: 00:54:37
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues

Johnnie Bassett has been the most populist bluesman in Detroit for many decades, and his scant few dates for independent labels have been regarded internationally as the best sounding recordings of his peer group. Now with national U.S. distribution from Mack Avenue Records, Bassett has a chance to break out on the commercial scene with a set of contemporary originals that can appeal to a wide range of listeners. His sleek and clean vocal style cannot be mistaken for anything other than what it is, with a sweetness and light that supersede any scolding he might dole out. An economical guitarist who is, to say the least, understated, Bassett keeps a light groove going, punctuated by the equally concise and controlled organ playing of Chris Codish. with his regular trio the Brothers Groove. A small horn section comprising some of the Motor City's best musicians join the band as they strut through this program of simplified, easygoing, no-nonsense current day blues.

Luther Allison - Blue Streak (1995)

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Luther Allison - Blue Streak (1995)

Luther Allison - Blue Streak (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4834 | Time: 00:53:32

A follow-up to his previous Soul Fixin' Man (which uses the same personnel and may be from the same sessions), bluesman guitarist/singer Luther Allison is in top form throughout this well-rounded set. Allison wrote (or co-wrote with guitarist James Solberg) all but one of the dozen songs, and these range from heated blues struts to blues ballads. Recommended to fans of lowdown, intense Chicago blues.

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.

Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio - Something Smell's Funky 'Round Here (2018)

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Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio - Something Smell's Funky 'Round Here (2018)

Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio - Something Smell's Funky 'Round Here (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, R&B | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4983 | 00:35:59

Elvin and his Big Fun Trio-mates (Willy Jordan on cajon and vocals, Bob Welsh on guitar and piano) serve up a fresh new helping of their good ‘n’ greasy blues and R&B, highlighted by the title track, a comic State of the Union address as only the blues and Southern Rock legend can deliver. Album includes four additional new originals, Big Fun Trio takes on Elvin’s Right Now Is The Hour, Jackie Wilson’s (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher, Ann Peebles’ I Can’t Stand The Rain and more.

Billy Boy Arnold - Boogie 'N' Shuffle (2001)

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Billy Boy Arnold - Boogie 'N' Shuffle (2001)

Billy Boy Arnold - Boogie 'N' Shuffle (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans ~ 46 Mb | 01:03:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Harmonica Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Stony Plain Reacords #SPCD 1266

At this point in his career, harmonica legend Billy Boy Arnold could just coast on his Chicago blues laurels, rehashing his old tunes and tricks whenever he decides to cut a new album. But fortunately, Arnold doesn't buy into shortcuts, and neither does his producer for this session, Duke Robillard. On Boogie 'n' Shuffle, Arnold really lets it rip – not only in the John Lee Williamson tradition he's well-known for, but also in the R&B traditions of Ray Charles and Jimmy McCracklin. Robillard's band is certainly up to the task, seamlessly switching from flashy soul grooves ("Home in Your Heart") to lazy Jimmy Reed-styled boogies ("Come Here Baby") to Delta blues barrelhouse ("Greenville").

Coco Montoya - Gotta Mind To Travel (1994)

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Coco Montoya - Gotta Mind To Travel (1994)

Coco Montoya - Gotta Mind To Travel (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 329 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Full Scans ~ 46 Mb | 00:46:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues | Silvertone #74321 18886 2

Years of apprenticeship with Albert Collins and John Mayall paid off handsomely for Montoya on this debut effort. Even with help from some famous friends (Debbie Davies, Al Kooper, Richie Hayward [Little Feat], and both former employers), Montoya asserts himself as the focal point. Sadly, this was one of Collins' last studio appearances before his death, playing on the Lowell Fulson-penned "Talking Woman Blues" (commonly known as "Honey Hush"). Although Montoya showcases his massive guitar muscle, it is merely a fraction of the power of his live performances.

Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions (2011)

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Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions (2011)

Marcia Ball - Roadside Attractions (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:37
Modern Electric Blues, Piano Blues, Louisiana Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4942

Marcia Ball, born on the Texas/Louisiana border, has long been a superb performer, delivering her swampy blend of zydeco, blues, and gritty R&B with all the force of a Saturday night locomotive, and through 12 albums, she has never let that energy go. Roadside Attractions, her fifth release for Alligator Records, is no exception – it cooks and rattles and rocks with Ball's typical joyous energy and powerful piano. None of her many fans will be disappointed by this outing, but it is a little different for Ball in one respect – for the first time on one of her albums she has either written or co-written every song on it, and all of them draw on her thousands of hours on the road bringing her infectious brand of swampy boogie to the world.

Downchild Blues Band - 50th Anniversary Live At The Toronto Jazz Festival (2020)

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Downchild Blues Band - 50th Anniversary Live At The Toronto Jazz Festival (2020)

Downchild Blues Band - 50th Anniversary Live At The Toronto Jazz Festival (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 413 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 147 Mb | 01:03:49
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Diesel Management Productions

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band’s new 50th Anniversary CD “Live At The Toronto Jazz Festival is officially out! The new CD was recorded last summer on June 22, 2019 at the Toronto Jazz Festival and features an ALL-STAR line up of special guests including, long-time friend and Hollywood Star Dan Aykroyd, former Letterman bandleader, Paul Shaffer, blues/rock icon David Wilcox, Grammy nominee, Kenny Neal, Gene Taylor (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Peter Jeffrey and Finland`s Queen of slide guitar Erja Lyytinen.

Luther Allison - Love Me Papa (1977)

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Luther Allison - Love Me Papa (1977)

Luther Allison - Love Me Papa (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Black & Blue | # 233.524 | Time: 00:58:33

Allison was a major star in blues America when he was cut down by lung cancer and brain tumors in August 1997. But for a long time before celebrity caught up with him, the exciting guitarist was far better-known in Europe than in this United States. This French session dates from 1977, when the 38-year-old Chicago bluesman first earned standing ovations from European crowds and began contemplating his eventual move to Paris. Unlike his high-energy recordings in the '90s, Allison is in a relaxed mood throughout the program here, modulating his pointed expressions of heartbreak on blues standards (Little Walter's "Last Night" and Big Bill Broonzy's "Key to the Highway," to name two) and on originals (the title track and "It's Too Late"). Three tracks, all good, are added for CD reissue. On this memorable session, pianist-organist Sid Wingfield and a rhythm section capably back up the main man.

The Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling - The High Cost Of Low Living (2018)

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The Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling - The High Cost Of Low Living (2018)

The Nick Moss Band feat. Dennis Gruenling - The High Cost Of Low Living (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 466 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 183 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4981

Nick Moss decided to steer his band back to his first love, the greasy boogie of Chicago blues, around the time he hired harpist Dennis Gruenling as a featured musician toward the beginning of 2017. Not long afterward he signed to Alligator, that stalwart of Chicago blues, and cut The High Cost of Low Living, a jumping little record that keeps the postwar dreams alive. Moss seems revitalized by this pairing, and it's not just how he trades licks with Gruenling that gives the album a kick. The guitarist wrote eight new songs, all solid senders in the classic Chicago tradition, all pairing well with the two originals from Gruenling and smartly selected covers, highlighted by the Santo & Johnny obscurity "All Night Diner." While The High Cost of Low Living might not expand the form, it certainly makes a case for the vitality of old-fashioned Chicago electric blues in the 21st century.