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Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) Remastered 7CD Box Set

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Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) Remastered 7CD Box Set

Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) 7CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.79 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 883 Mb | Scans included
Label: ATCO Records/Rhino | # 081227933876 | Time: 04:21:46
Louisiana Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Bayou Funk, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic

Dr. John, a six-time Grammy® Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (2011) began his solo career in 1968 on ATCO Records, where he released seven albums that introduced classics like “Iko Iko”, “Right Place, Wrong Time”, and “Such A Night”. Rhino will explore Dr. John’s early days with a new seven-CD set that follows his evolution from a psychedelic, voodoo witch doctor to a celebrated interpreter of New Orleans standards. All seven studio albums have been remastered for the first time. The set features: Gris-Gris (1968), Babylon (1969), Remedies (1970), The Sun, Moon & Herbs (1971), Dr. John’s Gumbo (1972), In The Right Place (1973), and Desitively Bonnaroo (1974).

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:42:48
Label: Original Blues Classics/Riverside | # OBCCD-542-2 (RLP-838)
Country Blues, Acoustic Delta Blues, Folk Blues

In 1959, John Lee Hooker signed a one-off deal with the Riverside label to record an acoustic session of the country blues. It was a key change from his earlier recordings, most of which had featured Hooker on an electric guitar with his trademark reverb and stomping foot. Folk purists of the day were delighted with COUNTRY BLUES, believing Hooker had returned to his roots, leaving the "glitzy commercialism" of R&B behind. But some Hooker fans considered COUNTRY BLUES a "betrayal" of his true sound.

Sara Martin - In Chronological Order, Volumes 1-4 (1922-1928) (1995) 4CD

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Sara Martin - In Chronological Order, Volumes 1-4 (1922-1928) (1995) 4CD

Sara Martin - In Chronological Order, Volumes 1-4 (1922-1928) (1995) 4CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 594 Mb | Scans included
Label: Document | # DOCD 5395-5398 | Time: 04:43:22
Classic Female Blues, Piedmont Blues, Pre-War Country Blues

Known in her heyday as "the blues sensation of the West," the big-voiced Sara Martin was one of the best of the classic female blues singers of the '20s. Martin began her career as a vaudeville performer, switching to blues singing in the early '20s. In 1922, she began recording for OKeh Records, cutting a number of bawdy blues like "Mean Tight Mama." She continued recording until 1928. During this time, Martin became a popular performer on the southern Theater Owners' Booking Association circuits, eventually playing theaters and clubs on the east coast as well. In the early '30s, Sara Martin retired from blues singing and settled in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. While she was in Louisville, she ran a nursing home and occasionally sang gospel in church. Sara Martin died after suffering a stroke in 1955.

VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs

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VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs

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.

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]

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Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.41 Gb | Time: 10:11:29
DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 kbps/2.0 @ 192 kbps/DTS 5.1 | 01:11:27 | 6.1 Gb
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock | Label: EarBooks/Jazzee Blue/Edel | Scans ~ 256 Mb

130-track CD/DVD set comprising of 11 CD albums each with it's own distinct musical style which showcases his passion for the guitar, plus a DVD for the 'Stony Road' album. Having created the cover of Stony Road and interpreted the cover of The Blue Juke Box the close relationship between Chris Rea's music and his painting was defined. This relationship was clearly leading in one direction, a ground-breaking idea to link the two driving forces in his life. The idea of Blue Guitars was born. Eleven albums from Chris Rea in one book pack, 130 brand new Chris Rea songs inspired by the blues ranging globally across all his own interpretations of this musical form, songs that Chris believes are some of his best to date.

Leroy Carr - Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy Carr (2004) 2CDs

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Leroy Carr - Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy Carr (2004) 2CDs

Leroy Carr - Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy Carr (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 291 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Label: Columbia | # CK 92431 | Time: 02:01:17
Piano Blues, Minstrel, Folk-Blues, Pre-War Blues

The 40 tracks compiled on this two-disc set represent the entire span of pianist and singer Leroy Carr's recording career that spanned a brief seven years, from 1928-1935. The material represented here – all but one of these tracks were recorded for the Vocalion label – features accompaniment by guitarist Scrapper Blackwell on all but one selection, and Josh White on a handful as well. Carr's material here ranges from the classic piano blues of the era that spawned Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith to vaudeville and hokum tunes made popular by artists like Tampa Red and Georgia Tom. Carr's voice is the haunting thing here; it's higher and very clear, sweet almost, as evidenced by most of these sides. But there was an edge, too; one that belied a kind of pathos underneath even the most cheery material – check "Mean Mistreater Blues" or "Bread Baker." But the darker material such as "Suicide Blues" (one of six previously unissued performances), "Straight Alky Blues," or "Shinin' Pistol," is strange and eerie given Carr's smooth approach. Carr may not be the most well-known bluesman of the era, but his contribution is profound and lasting.

Corey Harris - Albums Collection 1995-2012 (10CD) [Re-Up]

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Corey Harris - Albums Collection 1995-2012 (10CD) [Re-Up]

Corey Harris - Albums Collection 1995-2012 (10CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.43 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.23 Gb | Scans ~ 580 Mb
Genre: Blues, Reggae, Delta Blues, Desert Blues, R&B, African Folk | Time: 09:03:14

Corey Harris is an American blues and reggae musician. Along with Keb' Mo' and Alvin Youngblood Hart, he raised the flag of acoustic guitar blues in the mid-1990s. Collection includes: Between Midnight And Day (1995); Fish Ain't Bitin' (1997); Greens from the Garden (1999); Vü-Dü Menž (2000) with Henry Butler; Downhome Sophisticate (2002); Mississippi to Mali (2003); Daily Bread (2005); Zion Crossroads (2007); blu.black (2009); Fulton Blues (2012).

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 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 825 502-2 | Time: 00:49:12 | Scans ~ 66 Mb
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.

VA - Jazz In Texas 1924-1930 (1997)

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VA - Jazz In Texas 1924-1930 (1997)

VA - Jazz In Texas 1924-1930 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Label: Timeless Records | # CBC 1-033 | Time: 01:12:35
Early Jazz, Dixieland, Big Band, Dance Bands, Pre-War Blues, Oldies

Although one thinks of New York, Chicago, and possibly Kansas City and Los Angeles as major jazz centers in the 1920s, jazz was actually everywhere once records started becoming well-distributed. The 24 selections on this excellent CD were recorded in Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio, TX. Featured are a variety of top territory bands: Jimmy Joy's St. Anthony's Hotel Orchestra, Lloyd Finlay, Fatty Martin, Irene Taylor, Randolph McCurtain's College Ramblers, Troy Floyd's Plaza Hotel Orchestra, Leroy's Dallas Band, and Fred Gardner's Texas University Troubadours. Nearly all of the sidemen are quite obscure, but Troy Floyd's band has solos by trumpeter Don Albert and (on the two-part "Dreamland Blues") future Count Basie tenor saxophonist Herschel Evans. Little-known but valuable and enjoyable vintage music.

Lead Belly - The Definitive Lead Belly (2008) 2CDs

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Lead Belly - The Definitive Lead Belly (2008) 2CDs

Lead Belly - The Definitive Lead Belly (2008) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 547 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb | Scans included | 02:26:13
Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD261

Incalculably influential folk and blues master and ground zero for much of the American folksong canon. A 'Definitive' collection of Lead Belly's finest recordings. All the big songs are here, including "Goodnight Irene", "Midnight Special", "In New Orleans (House Of The Rising Sun)", "Rock Island Line" and many more. All recordings have been digitally re-mastered.

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock (2018)

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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock (2018)

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Americana, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP-2587 | 00:52:49

DOWNEY TO LUBBOCK was born by immaculate inspiration from live shows Grammy winner Dave Alvin and Grammy nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore performed together in 2017. Just the two of them were swapping songs and cutting up, each with a guitar and a heart full of soul, musicians who ve been on the road their entire adult lives. The result is an album of blues, rock and folk inspired tunes that both of their fans will enjoy. The album contains 12 songs - 10 covers and two originals - and is destined to be a classic Americana album from two Americana legends.

VA - God Don't Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (2016)

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VA - God Don't Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (2016)

VA - God Don't Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 163 Mb
Blues, Gospel, Slide Guitar Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4968 | Time: 00:41:55

A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. From Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s reverent reading of Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning to Lucinda Williams’ slide guitar-fueled lament in Nobody’s Fault But Mine, from Luther Dickinson’s spirited take on Bye And Bye I’m Going To See The King (with The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band) to Tom Waits’ virtual embodiment of Johnson himself on The Soul Of A Man and John The Revelator, this record is packed with incomparable recordings that speak as much to the greatness of the performers as they do the enduring legacy of Blind Willie Johnson. Featuring Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Cowboy Junkies, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Sinéad O'Connor, Luther Dickinson, Maria McKee and Rickie Lee Jones.

Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women - Havin' The Last Word (2009)

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Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women - Havin' The Last Word (2009)

Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women - Havin' The Last Word (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 392 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb
Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4927 | Time: 00:58:26 | Scans included
Modern Acoustic Blues, Folk-Blues, Piano Blues, Female Blues

After 25 years, constant traveling, nine albums, and various solo projects, Saffire are calling it quits with one last tour and Havin' the Last Word, a collection of new tunes, covers of favorites, and songs that define their dissolution. It sounds as though it's a happy-sad decision, gratified for all the success and love accrued from their fans, but pleased for future blues via other partnerships and collaborations that can now be achieved individually. Though all will pursue solo careers – Ann Rabson is already firmly established – it is this magical and timeless combination of spirit, focused same-page concept, and great musicianship that has served Saffire very well far beyond most bands. This final effort showcases individual vocal tracks, as if the group members are already preparing for going out on their own, as there's very little group harmonizing. Individual efforts notwithstanding, the group still convenes musically on common ground, especially when Rabson plays piano, Gaye Adegbalola jams on the slide guitar or harmonica, and Andra Faye offers her musings on fiddle, mandolin, or upright bass.

Jimmy Yancey - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order 1939-1950, Vol. 1-3 (1991) 3CDs

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Jimmy Yancey - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order 1939-1950, Vol. 1-3 (1991) 3CDs

Jimmy Yancey - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order 1939-1950, Vol. 1-3 (1991) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 582 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 500 Mb | Scans included
Boogie-Woogie, Piano Blues | Label: Document | # DOCD 5041-5043 | Time: 03:28:48

One of the seminal boogie-woogie pianists, Yancey was active in and around Chicago playing house parties and clubs from 1915, yet he remained unrecorded until May 1939, when he recorded "The Fives" and "Jimmy's Stuff" for a small label. Soon after, he became the first boogie-woogie pianist to record an album of solos, for Victor. By then, Yancey's work around Chicago had already influenced such younger and better-known pianists as Meade "Lux" Lewis, Pinetop Smith, and Albert Ammons.

VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set

VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 684 Mb | Scans ~ 271 Mb
Label: Proper Records | # PROPERBOX 7 | Time: 04:59:19
Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Delta Blues, Piedmont Blues, Boogie-Woogie

Broke, Black & Blue delivers multiple surprises within its 100 songs of prewar blues. Arranged chronologically by Joop Visser, the set admirably covers the first 22 years of recorded blues, 1924 to 1946, from vaudeville and Delta to boogie-woogie and jump blues. It's a swell gift for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of blues. But old-timers will be pleased, too, as special attention has been paid to culling rare and idiosyncratic tracks by the well-known and the obscure. The first three discs present single tracks by artists as diverse as the Memphis Jug Band, De Ford Bailey, Tommy Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Peetie Wheatstraw, Lonnie Johnson, and Bukka White, alongside unknowns such as Isaiah "The Mississippi Moaner" Nelson, Barbecue Bob and Laughing Charley, Ed Andrews, Chicken Wilson, and Bumble Bee Slim. On the fourth disc, this convention is jettisoned to luxuriate in a series of very rare sides of lovely, oddly subdued boogie-woogie and jump blues by Jimmie Gordon, Johnny Temple, and Lee Brown.