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The Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Tear Chicago Down (2007)

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The Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Tear Chicago Down (2007)

The Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Tear Chicago Down (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:44
Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Blue Bella | # BBCD 1010

The Kilborn Alley Blues Band is the real deal, a rip snortin', fire breathin' gang that puts heart and soul into every note they play. Gritty, raw, and a bit sloppy in the best sense of the word, they hold nothing back and play the blues with a nasty rock edge that will appeal to youngsters as well as die-hard fans. They kick things off with "I'm Spent," a Chicago-meets-the Delta rave-up with hints of Little Walter in the wailing harmonica work of Joe Asselin. Andrew Duncanson lays back on the lead guitar to deliver a sweaty lead vocal while Asselin's honking accents up the ante. "Christmas in County" has a Memphis soul feel, the sad tale of a Christmas Eve drug bust, with stinging lead guitar work from Duncanson and wailing harp from Asselin laid down over the sinister groove of Chris Breen's bass and Ed O'Hara's drums. "Come Home Soon" has a bit of Al Green in its arrangement, a sad tale of a soldier in Iraq longing for his family. Sideman Gerry Hundt's organ provides a churchy, sanctified vibe to the proceedings, complementing Duncanson's sparse, stinging guitar and weary vocal.

Studebaker John & The Hawks - Albums Collection 1994-2012 (8CD)

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Studebaker John & The Hawks - Albums Collection 1994-2012 (8CD)

Studebaker John & The Hawks - Albums Collection 1994-2012 (8CD)
EAC/XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.2 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Blues-Rock | Time: 07:42:03

John Grimaldi, better known by his stage name Studebaker John (born November 5, 1952, Chicago, Illinois) is an American blues guitarist and harmonica player. He is a practitioner of the Chicago blues style. Collection includes: Too Tough (1994); Outside Lookin' In (1995); Tremoluxe (1996); Time Will Tell (1997); Howl With The Wolf (2001); Between Life & Death (2004); Self-Made Man (2006); Old School Rockin' (2012).

Charlie Musselwhite - Rough News (1997)

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Charlie Musselwhite - Rough News (1997)

Charlie Musselwhite - Rough News (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 156 Mb
Label: Pointblank | # 7243 8 42856 2 3 | Time: 00:46:57
Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues

Harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite falls between the more obvious generations of blues players, younger than its elder statesmen but considerably senior to young hot-shots like Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. How, then, can he find a fresh hook to his music without resorting to attention-grabbing gimmicks? Except for two songs featuring producer/guitarist Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, Charlie Musselwhite's 1997 album, Rough News, doesn't have any famous guests, but it stands out from the harmonica whiz's long and deep discography nonetheless. Musselwhite has pared down his sound so radically that every instrument has become a rhythm instrument. When these lean, groove-based arrangements are applied to tunes as simple and catchy as "Both Sides of Fence," "I Sat & Cried" and "Natural Born Lover," the results jump at the listener with the bare-basics excitement of early rock & roll.

Hubert Sumlin - Wake Up Call (1998)

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Hubert Sumlin - Wake Up Call (1998)

Hubert Sumlin - Wake Up Call (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 426 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Blues Planet | # BPCD-1116 | Time: 01:03:29

Hubert Sumlin is an electric guitar pioneer, largely responsible for the sound of many modern guitar players. Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Bob Weir, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana and many other critically acclaimed musicians consider Sumlin a major influence on their playing. Clapton proved his respect by refusing to do the Chess Records London Howlin' Wolf Sessions unless Hubert was present. "The Red Rooster", "Backdoor Man", "Shake For Me", "Killing Floor", "Smokestack Lightnin" and "Sittin' On Top of the World" are songs you may recognize from cover versions by Cream, The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, or The Rolling Stones. Hubert Sumlin formulated the original music to these classics. Sumlin is a historically significant originator of blues composition and one of the last living connections to an era that produced so much monumental music. His sizzling CD Wake Up Call is a vibrant celebration of the past and present, showcasing Hubert's spontaneous, sensitive playing style.

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Play the Blues (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1972/2005)

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Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Play the Blues (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1972/2005)

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Play the Blues (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (1972/2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 696 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 272 MB
1:58:07 | Blues, Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Rhino Handmade

Just off tour with The Rolling Stones, blues legends Buddy Guy and Junior Wells teamed with Eric Clapton for this 1970 album collaboration that includes a guest appearance by Dr. John. This reissue/remaster includes a 2nd disc of 13 bonus tracks plus new liner notes by Johnny Winter!

Mississippi Heat - Cab Driving Man (2016)

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Mississippi Heat - Cab Driving Man (2016)

Mississippi Heat - Cab Driving Man (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE-848 | Time: 01:07:46

The Heat is turned up again for another chapter in the 25-year history of Pierre Lacocque's Mississippi Heat. The Living Blues review of their previous album said 'Warning Shot (DMK 839) showcases bandleader and principal songwriter Lacocque's eloquent harp playing, supported by a cast of heavy hitters that delivers the trademark big band sound and one of the hottest, tightest bands in Chicago today, and the original songs on this album are pure fun and are worthy additions to the great history of Chicago blues. ' Cab Driving Man features 15 new songs with Inetta Visor and Michael Dotson as lead vocalists again. The songs are a wonderful blend of Mississippi, Chicago, boogie, swing and south of the border.

Lonnie Brooks - Albums Collection 1979-1999 (6CD)

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Lonnie Brooks - Albums Collection 1979-1999 (6CD)

Lonnie Brooks - Albums Collection 1979-1999 (6CD)
EAC/XLD | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.85 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 757 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Chicago Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Time: 05:04:41

Having forged a unique Louisiana/Chicago blues synthesis unlike anyone else's on the competitive Windy City scene, charismatic guitarist Lonnie Brooks long reigned as one of the town's top bluesmen. A masterful showman, the good-natured Brooks put on a show equal to his recordings (and that's saying a lot, considering there are four-plus decades of wax to choose from). Collection includes: Bayou Lightning (1979); Hot Shot (1983); Wound Up Tight (1986); Satisfaction Guaranteed (1991); Deluxe Edition (1997); Lone Star Shootout (1999) with Long John Hunter and Phillip Walker.

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Sadie Mae (2005)

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Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Sadie Mae (2005)

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Sadie Mae (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 538 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Blue Bella | # BBCD1004 | 01:15:05

Many so-called blues releases are actually filled with bluesy R&B, soul, pop, and rock. There is no such stylistic confusion in Sadie Mae from Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. The music is no-nonsense blues, played with spirit, drive, and swing. Most of the selections are concise, getting their message across and not overstaying their welcome. By varying tempos and moods plus including occasional instrumentals, the quintet performs enjoyable and memorable music, with an emphasis on cooking straight-ahead grooves. Lead voices are Nick Moss on guitar and vocals, harmonica player Gerry Hunot, and pianist Bob Welsh (doubling on organ), but the tight yet loose rhythm section is not to be overlooked either. This is a fun set, well worthy of several listens.

Hubert Sumlin - Healing Feeling (1990) Remastered 2005

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Hubert Sumlin - Healing Feeling (1990) Remastered 2005

Hubert Sumlin - Healing Feeling (1990) Remastered 2005
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Shout! Factory | # DK 31157 | 00:43:45

Hubert Sumlin arguably did his best work during the 23 years he was Howlin' Wolf's guitar player, and his ragged, angular guitar style was a big part of Wolf's rough-and-ready sound. The perfect sideman, Sumlin was by all accounts somewhat shy and reticent about taking center stage, and Healing Feeling, his second album for Black Top Records, much like his first, Hubert Sumlin's Blues Party, is really more of an all-star blues jam than it is a fully realized project. Recorded May 5 and 6, 1989, at Southlake Recording Studios in Louisiana, with two additional tracks coming from a live show at Tipitina's in New Orleans earlier in the day on May 5, the sessions were once again organized by guitarist Ronnie Earl, whose band the Broadcasters is used on most of the cuts. The vocal duties were shared by James "Thunderbird" Davis and Darrell Nulisch, with Sumlin singing on "Come Back Little Girl," "Honey Dumplins," and the set closer, "Blues for Henry," all of which gain poignancy because of Sumlin's somewhat fragile, whispered vocal approach. A clear highlight is Sumlin's solo electric guitar version of "Down the Dusty Road," which is focused, clear, and intimate.

Lurrie Bell - Cuttin' Heads (2004)

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Lurrie Bell - Cuttin' Heads (2004)

Lurrie Bell - Cuttin' Heads (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Isabel | # IS 640401 | Time: 00:57:50

One of the greatest talents in blues - latest since his appearance at the 1977 'Berlin Jazz Festival'. Due to severe health problems, his career never really got started. During the second half of the 1990s he had sort-of-a comeback when recording three albums for Delmark. This great set was recorded in 2000 and shows him in good shape. His vocals sound intense, mature and emotional. Still you can hear the early influence of Albert King in Lurrie's guitar soloing. Backed by a superb band, this record is one Lurrie's best in recent times.