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The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)

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The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)

The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)
Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
Lowell Fulson, Johnnie Johnson, Taj Mahal, Ted Harvey, Carey Bell, Stephen Stills

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 381 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 34 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-83148-2 | Time: 00:55:53

Jimmy Rogers was very much a musician's musician – the kind of guitarist that earned accolades from contemporaries and successors alike – yet one who never wins a wide, mainstream audience. Blues Blues Blues was designed as the album that would find Rogers a larger audience, and as such, it has all the bells and whistles of a big-deal blues album. It has the classics ("Trouble No More," "Bright Lights, Big City," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Don't Start Me to Talkin'"), remakes of Rogers standards ("Ludella," "That's All Right"), cult covers (Muddy Waters' "Blow Wind Blow," which kicks off the album on just the right note) and an astounding number of guest appearances, including cameos from (get ready): Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, Lowell Fulson, Johnnie Johnson, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Ted Harvey, Carey Bell, Stephen Stills, and Jeff Healey.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Timeless (2004)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Timeless (2004)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Timeless (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb
Label: HighTone | # HCD8174 | Time: 00:57:36 | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Rock & Roll, Swing

Journeyman blues icon vocalist/guitarist/violinist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown delivers another solid mix of electric Texas blues, country, and swing on Timeless. At this point in his career, Brown essentially represents all that is "roots" music, which is another way of saying he has nothing to prove and the listener has everything to gain. To these ends, Brown's impassioned wail fills the sky on the slow blues "For Now So Long," he reworks "Unchained Melody" into an atmospheric John Coltrane-inspired piece, and he delivers a funny yet compelling Sun Ra-esque spoken word intro on "The Drifter." Featuring a full complement of horns and a rhythm section, Timeless showcases all that makes Brown a living national treasure.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: Blue Thumb/Universal | # 549 785-2 | Time: 00:54:51
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues

In 1995, septuagenarian Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown moved from the independent blues label Alligator to Verve, then to the jazz division of PolyGram, part of Universal. In his five albums for the label (the last two of them released on the Blue Thumb subsidiary) – The Man (1995), Long Way Home (1996), Gate Swings (1997), American Music, Texas Style (1999), and now Back to Bogalusa – he has been able to pursue his eclectic inclinations more fully than he did when his label bosses were trying to emphasize his blues guitar playing. The center of Brown's taste is post-World War II jump blues and R&B with a distinctly Southwestern feel. Tasty as his guitar playing is, he likes to add horns and even a bit of country fiddle to the mix. As its title indicates, Back to Bogalusa particularly investigates the Louisiana influences on this Pelican State native, notably on the tracks "Going Back to Louisiana," "Breaux Bridge Rag," "Bogalusa Boogie Man," and the Cajun-styled "Louisian'".

Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)

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Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)

Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 478 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Funk, P-Funk, Psychedelic Soul, Disco | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26581-2 | 01:16:38

Can it get any better? If aliens came down needing to know what funk was all about, in all its talented, embrace-anything-and-everything, screw with your head and get your butt down glory, then this is a prime candidate for what to give them. The man, his voice, his bass, the backing of a prime core band including his guitarist brother Catfish, Fred Wesley, and Maceo Parker leading the brass – beautiful, hilarious, and just plain great. This one-disc collection could easily be a two-disc or more if one wanted to include every last highlight from Collins' up-down-all-around career – his work with James Brown alone is beyond the bomb – but when it comes to solo work, this is as perfect a place to start as any. Drawing mostly on the albums done with the active help of George Clinton in the late '70s, Back in the Day is a model for what a good compilation should be. Sound is excellent throughout, while full details on who plays what and where, along with where everything came from in the first place, all appear in exhaustive detail. The liner notes, meanwhile, come from longtime funk road manager (Brown, Prince, plenty of others) Alan Leeds, explaining every step of Collins' wonderful story.

VA - On The Corner: Fantastic Fusion Grooves From The Jazz Funk Masters (2008) 2CDs

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VA - On The Corner: Fantastic Fusion Grooves From The Jazz Funk Masters (2008) 2CDs

Various Artists - On The Corner (2008) 2CDs
Fantastic Fusion Grooves From The Jazz Funk Masters

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 691 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 253 Mb | Scans ~ 33 Mb
Label: EMI, Blue Note | # 50999-521428-0-2 | Time: 01:51:12
Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul-Jazz

On the Corner is yet another excellent Blue Note U.K. compilation of absolutely killer cuts from Blue Note's prime jazz-funk years in the wake of the soul-jazz explosion of the 1960s and Miles Davis' electric innovations in the late '60s and '70s. Typical of Blue Note in the period, these tracks all came from albums that were, in one sense, birds of a feather. In other words, whatever was "happening," Blue Note recorded it almost exclusively and forced even established artists to fit into that mold. While there were some mixed results, obviously, there is also a wealth of great material to choose from, as this funk-centric compilation makes very clear. One can already judge where the set is headed when it begins with Gene Harris' truly grooving "Losalamitoslatinlovesong." Harris cut three terrific electric jazz-funk sets for the label in the 1970s, only one of which has ever been available on CD. But other selections – such as Eddie Henderson's "Kumquat Kid," Ronnie Foster's "Cheshire Cat," Ronnie Laws' "Always There," and Moacir Santos' "Route" – offer funky fusion delights as well. There are 20 tunes on two discs, each of them jam-packed with gems.

Anastacia - Not That Kind (2000) Japanese Edition

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Anastacia - Not That Kind (2000) Japanese Edition

Anastacia - Not That Kind (2000) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 73 Mb
R&B, Soul, Dance-Pop | Label: Epic | # ESCA 8129 | Time: 01:17:36

Not That Kind is the debut studio album by American singer Anastacia. It was released on June 16, 2000, by Epic Records and Daylight Records. The album features production by Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Ric Wake, Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken, Rickey Minor, and The Shadowmen. Not That Kind failed to make an impact in the United States, where it peaked at number 168 on the Billboard 200. Nevertheless, it was commercially successful overseas, reaching the top 10 on the majority of the charts in Europe and Oceania. By May 2002, the album had sold over seven million copies worldwide.

Etta James - Blues To The Bone (2004)

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Etta James - Blues To The Bone (2004)

Etta James - Blues To The Bone (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: RCA Victor/BMG | # 82876-60644-2 | 00:47:58

Blues to the Bone is a 2004 album by Etta James. The album contains a selection of twelve blues standards which are among her favourites. The album was given a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Traditional Blues Album.

David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (1969) + Feelin' Good (1969) 2LP in 1CD, 2014

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David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (1969) + Feelin' Good (1969) 2LP in 1CD, 2014

David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (1969) + Feelin' Good (1969) 2LP in 1CD, 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 520 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 46 Mb
Soul, Motown | Label: Real Gone Music | # RGM-0225 | Time: 01:16:24

The Great David Ruffin: The Motown Solo Albums, released in 2004, reissued the Temptations vocalist's first four albums in one package. Limited to 5,000 CD copies, the set eventually sold out, but the Real Gone label re-circulated the albums in 2014 with a couple two-for-one packages. This is the first of the pair, which contains My Whole World Ended and Feelin' Good. The albums were released during 1969, within six months of one another, and fared well – the debut, one of Ruffin's best releases, topped Billboard's R&B albums chart, while the unsurprisingly weaker follow-up peaked at number nine. Among the solid, less-recognized gems here are the stirring "Loving You (Is Hurting Me)," the R&B Top 20 wailer "I'm So Glad I Fell for You," and a muscular version of Dave Mason's (Traffic) "Feeling Alright." There are no bonus tracks.

Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

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Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 67 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Soul, Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Chess, MCA | # CHD-9266 | Time: 00:28:55

After spending a few years in limbo after scoring her first R&B hits "Dance With Me, Henry" and "Good Rocking Daddy," Etta James returned to the spotlight in 1961 with her first Chess release, At Last. James made both the R&B and pop charts with the album's title cut, "All I Could Do Was Cry," and "Trust in Me." What makes At Last a great album is not only the solid hits it contains, but also the strong variety of material throughout. James expertly handles jazz standards like "Stormy Weather" and "A Sunday Kind of Love," as well as Willie Dixon's blues classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You." James demonstrates her keen facility on the title track in particular, as she easily moves from powerful blues shouting to more subtle, airy phrasing; her Ruth Brown-inspired, bad-girl growl only adds to the intensity. James would go on to even greater success with later hits like "Tell Mama," but on At Last one hears the singer at her peak in a swinging and varied program of blues, R&B, and jazz standards.

VA - Good Morning Vietnam (2005) 3CD Box Set

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VA - Good Morning Vietnam (2005) 3CD Box Set

VA - Good Morning Vietnam (2005) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 450 Mb
Label: Disky | # CB 903449 | Time: 03:12:55 | Scans included
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic, R&B, Soul

This 3CD release with original artists and recordings is one of the Disky label's best-selling box sets. 54 Great tracks. Fleetwood Mac, Argent, Deep Purple, Ike & Tina Turner, The Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, Edgar Winter, Donovan, Cher, The Band, The Animals, Isaac Hayes, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, Black Sabbath, Albert King, The Searchers and more, and more…

Professor Longhair - Rock 'N' Roll Gumbo (1974) CD Release 1985

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Professor Longhair - Rock 'N' Roll Gumbo (1974) CD Release 1985

Professor Longhair - Rock 'N' Roll Gumbo (1974) CD Release 1985
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:47:11
New Orleans Blues, New Orleans R&B, Rock & Roll | Label: Dancing Cat | # DD-3006

Recorded in 1974, this album almost never saw the light of day. Fortunately, the master tapes were found and the album was released posthumously. Professor Longhair was a giant in the New Orleans music community, but had not recorded in over ten years when he was convinced to start playing again. From the opening riffs, one can understand the stature of Professor Longhair as a great pianist – he demonstrates that he is equally at home playing rhumba boogie, blues songs, and calypso. He plays New Orleans standards (many penned by himself), but what makes this recording a classic is the chance to hear him play with guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. The interplay of these music veterans is mesmerizing. The piano playing is breathtaking, and has a percussive quality unlike any other player before or since. It is hard to believe that Professor Longhair languished in obscurity for so many years after hearing the jubilance of "Mardi Gras in New Orleans," a song that will have you tapping your feet and hands as if you were in the parade. This album is essential for fans of New Orleans music and those aspiring to be rock & roll pianists.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - American Music, Texas Style (1999)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - American Music, Texas Style (1999)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - American Music, Texas Style (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb
Label: Blue Thumb | # 547 536-2 | Time: 00:55:37 | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was 74 when he recorded American Music, Texas Style, and the Texas bluesman made it clear that he still had plenty of energy. On this CD, Brown really emphasizes his love of jazz. Young hard bop players like trumpeter Nicholas Payton and alto saxman Wes Anderson are on board, and the veteran singer/guitarist offers no less than three standards from Duke Ellington's repertoire ("I'm Beginning to See the Light," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and son Mercer Ellington's "Things Ain't What They Used to Be") and two classics from Charlie Parker's years with Jay McShann ("Hootie Blues," "Jumpin' the Blues"). Meanwhile, the jazz influence is hard to miss on such fast jump blues as "Rock My Blues Away" and "Without Me Baby." Brown's voice is thinner than it used to be, but his guitar playing is as energetic as ever. While this CD isn't definitive, it's a good, solid effort that Brown can be proud of.

The Ruffin Brothers (Jimmy & David Ruffin) - I Am My Brother's Keeper (1971) Expanded Limited Edition, Remastered 2010

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The Ruffin Brothers (Jimmy & David Ruffin) - I Am My Brother's Keeper (1971) Expanded Limited Edition, Remastered 2010

The Ruffin Brothers (Jimmy & David Ruffin) - I Am My Brother's Keeper (1971)
Expanded Limited Edition, Remastered 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Soul, Motown | Label: Hip-O Select/Motown | # B0014239-02 | Time: 00:47:13

Brothers in life and brothers at Motown, Jimmy and David Ruffin took advantage of a lull in their respective solo careers to record this underrated 1970 album, released here on CD for the first time! Features the hit single Stand by Me and a couple of unreleased tracks from the album sessions, You're What I Need (Not What I Want) and an alternate mix of Stand by Me without audience overdubs. The 16-page booklet includes a new essay, track annotation and a look at a previously unpublished, alternate album cover!

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Gate Swings (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Label: Verve, Gitanes Blues Productions | # 314 537 617-2 | Time: 00:56:46
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jump Blues, Jazz-Blues, Swing

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's tough-minded approach to the blues, country, Cajun, and jazz insures a minimum of nonsense and a maximum of variety, while his virtuosity on the guitar and fiddle insures the highest standards. Nonetheless, Brown's 1997 album is a landmark for the 73-year-old picker who won a Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Award. All 13 tunes on Gate Swings find Brown working with his regular road quartet plus a 13-piece horn section, enabling him to prove that Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton have been as important to his music as any bluesman or Creole fiddler. Gate Swings includes tunes by all three of those big-band leaders as well as compositions by Buddy Johnson, Percy Mayfield, Louis Jordan, and Brown himself, and they all swing with the massive force that only a big horn section can muster. Brown has leaned in this direction before, but Gate Swings is special, because it features the horn arrangements of Wardell Quezergue, an alumnus of the Dave Bartholomew band who arranged many of the best New Orleans R&B hits in the '60s and '70s.

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

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Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included
Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.