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Dr. Wu' ...And Friends - This Ain't Our First Radio, Vol. 7 (2021)

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Dr. Wu' ...And Friends - This Ain't Our First Radio, Vol. 7 (2021)

Dr. Wu' …And Friends - This Ain't Our First Radio, Vol. 7 (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 287 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 93 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Texas Blues | © Dr. Wu' and Friends

Band mates JIM ASHWORTH and BRYAN FREEZE formed Dr. Wu’ in 2002 after growing up and playing in various bands starting in the late 60’s. The name was taken from a favorite Steely Dan song that encourages us to live life to the fullest and strive to be the very best that we can be. With this as their goal, they set out to record their “Texas Blues” Project Volume I “Fort Worth Artists”… a long overdue recorded history utilizing guest appearances by musicians who have made Fort Worth a global mecca of top players… especially great “guitar slingers”. With the success of their first CD, which was placed on the ballot for the 51st Grammy nominations …Jim and Bryan have eagerly gone back into their home studios to collaborate on their 2nd CD …. Vol II of the “Texas Blues” Project. Several years have passed and now we have Vol. 7! Listen, enjoy the new album of the group.

Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (2014)

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Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (2014)

Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues / Piano Blues / Louisiana Blues / Swamp Blues / Texas Blues
Alligator Records #ALCD 4964

Austin-based pianist and singer Marcia Ball began her solo career in earnest with the 1984 album Soulful Dress, and 30 years later, she's still pounding out the blues and boogie on The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man. The biggest challenge of a career that's been chugging along for more than three decades is keeping things fresh, and while The Tattooed Lady doesn't blaze many new trails, the album proves Ball's mojo is still working as a songwriter and a piano player, and she clearly hasn't run out of things to say.

Marcia Ball - Shine Bright (2018)

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Marcia Ball - Shine Bright (2018)

Marcia Ball - Shine Bright (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 299 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues / Piano Blues / Louisiana Blues / Texas Blues
Alligator Records #ALCD 4982

One of America's best known, most beloved roots artists, releases a career-defining album produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Marcia is simply on fire throughout 'Shine Bright', with a rollicking array of piano-fueled roadhouse romps seasoned by her incomparably soulful balladry. Tracks include nine new Marcia originals, plus brilliant takes on the music of Ray Charles, Ernie K-Doe and Jesse Winchester. Producer/saxophonist Berlin guests on five tracks. "Rollicking, playful, good-time blues and intimate, reflective balladry…her songs ring with emotional depth."

Freddie King - Woman Across The River (1973) Reissue 1996

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Freddie King - Woman Across The River (1973) Reissue 1996

Freddie King - Woman Across The River (1973) Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Electric Texas Blues | Label: Shelter/The Right Stuff | # 7243-8-53868-2-4 | 00:39:34

King's last Shelter album was his most elaborately produced, with occasional string arrangements and female backups vocals, although these didn't really detract from the net result. Boasting perhaps heavier rock elements than his other Shelter efforts, it was characteristically divided between blues standards (by the likes of Willie Dixon and Elmore James), Leon Russell tunes, and more R&B/soul-inclined material by the likes of Ray Charles and Percy Mayfield.

Doug Sahm - The San Antonio Hipster (2010)

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Doug Sahm - The San Antonio Hipster (2010)

Doug Sahm - The San Antonio Hipster (2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
San Antonio Records, Lennart P1 | ~ 463 or 170 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 7.39 Mb
Texas Blues, Country Rock

Doug Sahm spent many years in the back half of his career playing to enthusiastic crowds in Scandinavia, even eking out a genuine hit or two. Much of the material on the 2012 compilation The San Antonio Hipster appears to date from the '80s or '90s, likely before Sahm corralled his old friends together to form the Texas Tornados…

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Soul To Soul (1985) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Limited Edition}

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Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Soul To Soul (1985) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Limited Edition}

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Soul To Soul (1985) {2018, Japanese Reissue, Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 434 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 191 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:21 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Texas Blues, Electric Blues | Epic #SICP 5876

By adding two members to Double Trouble – keyboardist Reese Wynans and saxophonist Joe Sublett – Stevie Ray Vaughan indicated he wanted to add soul and R&B inflections to his basic blues sound, and Soul to Soul does exactly that. It's still a modern blues album, yet it has a wider sonic palette, finding Vaughan fusing a variety of blues, rock, and R&B styles. Most of this is done through covers – notably Hank Ballard's "Look at Little Sister," the exquisitely jazzy "Gone Home," and Doyle Bramhall's impassioned soul-blues "Change It" – but Vaughan's songwriting occasionally follows suit, as well.

Doug Sahm - The Return of Wayne Douglas (2000)

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Doug Sahm - The Return of Wayne Douglas (2000)

Doug Sahm - The Return of Wayne Douglas (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Evangeline, GEL 4008 | ~ 315 or 109 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.22 Mb
Texas Blues, Country Rock

The Return of Wayne Douglas – the title comes from one of the aliases Doug Sahm used during country music gigs around Austin, TX – turned out to be Sahm's final studio album. It was recorded just before his heart gave out in a Taos, NM, motel room on November 18, 1999, but released posthumously in late 2000 by Tornado Records, a division of Birdman Recordings…

Doug Sahm - S.D.Q. '98 (1998)

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Doug Sahm - S.D.Q. '98 (1998)

Doug Sahm - S.D.Q. '98 (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Watermelon CD 11076 | ~ 261 or 93 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 8.94 Mb
Country Rock, Texas Blues

Many fanatic music listeners feel an artist's greatest works are accomplished when they are young, and would thus go backward toward an early Sir Douglas Quintet record in order to capture the best of this legendary Texas artist. This release on an independent label hardly made a ripple in the late '90s, although musically there is enough here to create a tidal wave…

Doug Sahm - Live (1988)

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Doug Sahm - Live (1988)

Doug Sahm - Live (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Bear Tracks, BTCD 943 401 | ~ 310 or 123 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 6.33 Mb
Texas Blues, Country Rock

This set captures Doug Sahm and his band in the mid '70s. Longtime musical cohort Augie Meyers (who was a key member of the Sir Douglas Quintet) is on hand with his rollicking organ playing. The remainder of the quartet is comprised of a rhythm section as well as tenor sax player Rocky Morales…

ZZ Top - Goin' 50 (2019) [5LP Box Set]

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ZZ Top - Goin' 50 (2019) [5LP Box Set]

ZZ Top - Goin' 50 (2019)
5LP | Vinyl Rip | 16-bit/44.1 kHz | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1.37 Gb | Artwork > 737 Mb
or MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 454 Mb
Warner Bros., 603497851607 | Pop Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Texas Blues

The very title of Goin' 50 suggests ZZ Top are considering their 50th anniversary as an event to be celebrated with a sense of humor. That's appropriate. Good spirits and lascivious jokes always have been integral to the trio's appeal, and they can be heard in abundance on this triple-CD/five-LP set that tells their story from beginning to end (there is also a single-disc edition that rounds up the highlights)…

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Couldn't Stand The Weather (1984) {2017, Japanese Reissue}

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Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Couldn't Stand The Weather (1984) {2017, Japanese Reissue}

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Couldn't Stand The Weather (1984) {2017, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 352 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Epic / Sony Music Labels #SICP 5338

Stevie Ray Vaughan's second album, Couldn't Stand the Weather, pretty much did everything a second album should do: it confirmed that the acclaimed debut was no fluke, while matching, if not bettering, the sales of its predecessor, thereby cementing Vaughan's status as a giant of modern blues. So why does it feel like a letdown? Perhaps because it simply offers more of the same, all the while relying heavily on covers. Of the eight songs, half are covers, while two of his four originals are instrumentals – not necessarily a bad thing, but it gives the impression that Vaughan threw the album together in a rush, even if he didn't. Nevertheless, Couldn't Stand the Weather feels a bit like a holding pattern, since there's no elaboration on Double Trouble's core sound and no great strides forward, whether it's in Vaughan's songwriting or musicianship.

Chris Duarte Group - Love Is Greater Than Me (2000)

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Chris Duarte Group - Love Is Greater Than Me (2000)

Chris Duarte Group - Love Is Greater Than Me (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 433 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 162 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues | Zoë Records #Zoë 1016 / EFA #37461-2

Austin-based guitarist, songwriter, and singer Chris Duarte has often been compared with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's heady stuff for the musician, who plays a rhythmic style of Texas blues-rock that is at times reminiscent of Vaughan's sound, and at other times reminiscent of Johnny Winter. The truth is, Duarte has his own sound that draws on elements of jazz, blues, and rock & roll. Although he is humbled by the comparisons with the late Vaughan, the San Antonio-raised musician began playing out in clubs there when he was 15 years old. After Duarte moved to Austin when he was 16, he began taking his guitar playing much more seriously, and at that time, Vaughan was still around playing in Austin-area clubs.

Big Mama Thornton - The Complete Vanguard Recordings (2000) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Big Mama Thornton - The Complete Vanguard Recordings (2000) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Big Mama Thornton - The Complete Vanguard Recordings (2000) 3CD Set
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 616 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 271 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
West Coast Blues, Texas Blues, R&B | Label: Vanguard | # 3VCD 175 | 01:58:20

This wonderful three-disc set brings together everything Willie Mae Thornton recorded for the folk music label in the mid-'70s. It's comprised of her two released albums from 1975, Jail and Sassy Mama, and a complete unreleased album, Big Mama Swings. Thornton was still in good voice on these sessions and while not as powerful as her Peacock sides, the production is solid and these recordings make an excellent addition to her scant discography.

Chris Duarte Group - Lucky 13 (2014)

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Chris Duarte Group - Lucky 13 (2014)

Chris Duarte Group - Lucky 13 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 624 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 237 Mb
Full Scans | 01:17:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Modern Electric Blues / Texas Blues
Blues Bureau International #BB2092-2

Earlier in his career, Chris Duarte was often compared to fellow Texas guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Johnny Winter's name was tossed around as well, but Duarte has been at this professional blues-rock thing for a couple of decades now, and while he quite likely will never escape the Vaughan/Winter cul du sac, it's obvious at this point that he has his own varied spin on the whole modern Texas blues thing, spicing it up with, at times, a jazz feel and some light psychedelia. He doesn't wander far from that mix on Lucky 13, which he co-produced with Mike Varney, and for which Duarte wrote all the songs.

ZZ Top - Fandango! (1975) {1990, Japan 1st Press}

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ZZ Top - Fandango! (1975) {1990, Japan 1st Press}

ZZ Top - Fandango! (1975) {1990, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 221 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 86 Mb
Scans Included | 00:34:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Boogie Rock / Southern Rock / Texas Blues
Warner-Pioneer Corp. #WPCP-3983

Fandango! is the fourth album by the American blues rock band ZZ Top, released in 1975. Half the tracks are selections from live shows, the rest are new songs from the studio. Fandango, from which the album gets its name, is a type of dance similar to flamenco. In the late 1980s a digitally remixed version of the recording was released on CD and the original 1975 mix version was discontinued. The remix version created controversy among fans because it significantly changed the sound of the instruments, especially drums. The remix version was used on all early CD copies and was the only version available for over 20 years. A remastered and expanded edition of the album was released on February 28, 2006, containing three bonus live tracks. The 2006 edition is the first CD version to use Terry Manning's original 1975 mix.