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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Remastered Reissue 2006 [Repost, New Rip]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Remastered Reissue 2006 [Repost, New Rip]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb | Time: 00:48:50
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3046

Like everything on Memphis Slim's album Goin' Back to Tennessee or Alvin Youngblood Hart's "Tallacatcha" (a Western swing performance worthy of Bob Wills), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's 1975 Barclay album Down South in the Bayou Country completely transcends any and all attempts to confine this diverse artist within the artificial parameters of blues or any other preordained category. Consisting mostly of songs written by Hoyt Garrick, Jr., Charles Gressett, and David Craig with additional tunes by J. Loyd and Joe Stampley, this pretty parfait of country & western, Southern rock, cowboy hoedown, and electric Cajun soul music was recorded during February and March 1974 in Bogalusa, LA. Gatemouth, fresh from his tenure as Deputy Sheriff of San Juan County, NM, sounds particularly pleased to be active at the center of a project so completely infused with authentic Southern sensibilities. Perhaps the most satisfying track off of the original album is "Loup Garou." This hoodoo funk ritual with background vocals by Geraldine "Sister Gerry" Richard sounds as if it might have been influenced by Dr. John's "Loop Garoo," which had appeared on that artist's Atco album Remedies in 1970.

Jeff Healey - Holding On: A Heal My Soul Companion (2016)

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Jeff Healey - Holding On: A Heal My Soul Companion (2016)

Jeff Healey - Holding On: A Heal My Soul Companion (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 547 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Guitar Virtuoso | Label: Provogue | # PRD 7517-2 | 01:15:36

Billed as a "companion" to the 2016 posthumous collection Heal My Soul, Holding On combines a full live concert from 1999 with five additional studio outtakes. According to Roger Costa, the compilation's producer, these five songs were left off of Heal My Soul "primarily because they didn't quite fit into the flow" and "they were too good not to share." They had been shared once before, on a limited-edition vinyl called Heal My Soul: Bonus Sessions, but the digital release is welcome because they're solid songs, highlighted by the charging "Love Takes Time," the hooky "Every Other Guy," and "All That I Believe," which feels a bit like a conscious re-write of Hootie & the Blowfish. All are nice additions to the Healey catalog and the concert is solid, too – perhaps a little too pristine and polished, but still worthy for Healey heads.

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Rory Gallagher - Against The Grain (1975) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]

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Rory Gallagher - Against The Grain (1975) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]

Rory Gallagher - Against The Grain (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 830.114 | Time: 00:40:20

After releasing two albums in 1973 and a live, contract-fulfilling disc in 1974, Gallagher returned rested and recharged in 1975 with a new record label, Chrysalis, and a band with almost three years of hard touring under their belts. With its attention to detai, Against the Grain sounds more practiced and intricate than most of Gallagher's previous studio discs, but still includes some of his most powerful rockers. The supercharged "Souped-Up Ford," where Rory howls and wails, with his voice and smoking slide, and "All Around Man," an urgent blues rocker that begins with Gallagher screaming and crying together with just his electric guitar until the band kicks in with a stop-start blues rhythm, are two of the definitive moments. "Bought and Sold" adds congas to the mix to bring a more rootsy and even jazzy feel to Rory's table. But it's on the acoustic tracks where the guitarist and his band really lay into the groove.

John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home (1969) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home (1969) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home (1969) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Delta Blues | Label: Black & Blue | # BB 423.2 | Time: 01:13:24

John Lee Hooker's greatness lies in his ability to perform the same songs the same way yet somehow sound different and memorable in the process. He operates at maximum efficiency in minimal surroundings with little production or assistance. That was the case on a 1969 session for Black and Blue; it was just Hooker and his guitar moaning, wailing, and narrating on 10 tracks which included familiar ditties "Boogie Chillen," "Love Affair," "Big Boss Lady," and "Cold Chills." Evidence has now not only reissued these 10 but has added another six bonus cuts, bringing the CD total to 16. If you have ever heard any Hooker, you will not be surprised or stunned by these renditions; you will simply enjoy hearing him rework them one more time, finding a new word, phrase, line, or riff to inject.

James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia - Superharps (1999)

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James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia - Superharps (1999)

James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia - Superharps (1999)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc, CD-83472 | rel: 1999 | 500Mb

Four great blues harmonica players (James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, and Sugar Ray Norcia) are featured in various combinations on this spirited disc, backed by a four-piece rhythm section (with guitarist Kid Bangham and pianist Anthony Geraci).

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)

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Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Bang That Bell (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Contemporary Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Evidence | # ECD 26107-2 | 00:48:44

For something less traditional but no less killing, try Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band’s Bang That Bell. A post-Hendrix exercise in funky-blue wah-wah wailing, this one has more allusions to Prince and the Isley Brothers than Muddy and the Wolf. In the course of a single tune (“Another Bad Day”) he can blend jazzy, Wes Montgomery-styled octaves with over-the-top wah-wah work and metalesque speed picking. But in spite of all the virtuosic six-string technique, Taylor can also get up into some nasty real-deal shuffles and earthy funk, as he proves so convincingly on “It’s Later than You Think,” which features some brilliant harmonica playing by Sugar Blue, and on a super-funky updating of the Earl King classic “Trick Bag.” And he digs into a slow blues, “A Quitter Never Wins,” with fangs bared. The closer, “Even Trolls Love Rock & Roll,” is a wild fretboard scorcher featuring guest guitar slinger Eric Gales. A tremendous guitarist and soulful singer, Taylor is a major versatile talent on the crossover blues-rock circuit that includes the likes of Robert Cray, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Various Artists - Nothing But The Blues 1923-1948 (1998) {40CD Box Set Remastered - The International Music Company AG}

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Various Artists - Nothing But The Blues 1923-1948 (1998) {40CD Box Set Remastered - The International Music Company AG}

Various Artists - Nothing But The Blues 1923-1948 (1998) {40CD Box Set Remastered - The International Music Company AG}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 5.16 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 678 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1923-48, 1998 The International Music Company AG, Germany | 201931-302 A/B ~ 201950-302 A/B
Blues / Traditional Blues / Acoustic Blues / Electric Blues / Regional Blues / Folk Blues

40 CD box set. Artists include John Lee 'Sonny Boy' Williamson, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Mississippi John Hurt, Memphis Minnie, John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Williams and many more. 725 tracks all digitally remastered to enhance the original recordings without manipulating the character of the music. Recordings made between 1923 and 1948. 20 double slimline jewel cases housed together in a cardboard box.

John Lee Hooker - Jealous (1986) CD Release 1996

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John Lee Hooker - Jealous (1986) CD Release 1996

John Lee Hooker - Jealous (1986) CD Release 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: Pointblank Classic/Virgin | # 7243 8 41763 2 7, VPBCD 46 | 00:37:42

Hooker was already being hailed as a living legend in the '60s, but by the time of this 1986 release he was a larger-than-life figure, his iconic stature unquestioned. From his earliest collaborations with Canned Heat and on through the '70s and '80s, the rock world never got tired of trying to endear Hooker to a crossover audience. JEALOUS is an attempt to adapt Hooker's lonesome blues to full-band arrangements. Unlike his band recordings of the '50s, though, there's a decided rock edge to his accompaniment here, providing a sharp contrast to the down-home, earthy sound of Hooker's voice and guitar. Organ, electric guitar, and a forceful rhythm section baked in reverb back Hooker on JEALOUS. Instead of overpowering Hooker, though, these new arrangements place the bluesman on a sonic pedestal, from which he sounds like the voice of God dispensing wisdom through the blues.

Vanessa Collier - Meeting My Shadow (2017)

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Vanessa Collier - Meeting My Shadow (2017)

Vanessa Collier - Meeting My Shadow
Electric Blues, Soul, Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44:17 min | 104 MB
Label: Ruf Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Vanessa Collier's time is now. For uninitiated listeners who have never experienced this fascinating artist, Meeting My Shadow will be a revelation. But to the long-time fans who have followed the Maryland singer, songwriter and saxophonist through the twists of her career, this is the classic album she's promised from the start. "Meeting My Shadow is a meeting of the past, present and future," notes Vanessa of this second release.

Chris Kramer & Beatbox 'N' Blues - On The Way To Memphis (Feat. Kevin O' Neal) (2017)

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Chris Kramer & Beatbox 'N' Blues - On The Way To Memphis (Feat. Kevin O' Neal) (2017)

Chris Kramer & Beatbox 'N' Blues - On The Way To Memphis (Feat. Kevin O' Neal) (2017)
Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 54:23 | 128 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Blow Till Midnight Records | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

German harmonica master and singer Chris Kramer fulfilled a blues dream of his. A must have for all Blues lovers.

VA - Electro Blues Vol. 1 (2013)

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VA - Electro Blues Vol. 1 (2013)

VA - Electro Blues Vol. 1 (2013)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 513 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 204 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 98 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, Chicago Blues, Electro, Swing | Freshly Squeezed Music #ZESTCD046

Electro-Blues is a double digipack CD and download album featuring one side of vintage and another of vintage-influenced sounds. Forget the stale world of the blues historian and purist. This is all about taking a fresh look at what constitutes the blues in both sound and attitude. We aim to side-step the cliches and re-examine a genre. Side one features an introductory over-view of some amazing contemporary artists, producers and performers. They are linked by their explorations remixing and re-modeling this incredible, earthy and enduring musical form…

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]

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Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues Rock, British Blues | Label: Intercord | # INT 845.101 | Time: 00:55:54

Rory was never a man to sit back and let the world slip by. The 70’s saw him release 10 albums in as many years, work with a great many of his heroes and tour the world. Although his recorded output in the 1980’s was more sporadic he still toured constantly, playing some of the first rock gigs behind the iron curtain as well as cementing his live reputation in Europe and the US. ‘Defender’ his third album of the 80’s, was the first release on his own label. Capo offered him the complete artistic freedom he needed, enabling him to produce the music as he wanted. He admitted “I’m not that organised, but I want anything that I’m doing to be under control, and I want the final say on things”.

William Clarke - Groove Time (1994)

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William Clarke - Groove Time (1994)

William Clarke - Groove Time (1994)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Alligator Records, ALCD 4827 | rel: 1994 | 520Mb

Here is Clarke, hot again. This time he has added a horn section on some of the cuts here. No problem. Alex Schultz is here on lead guitar to make sure that this album rocks, while Clarke once again writes most of the songs – all 15 fat tracks. By this time, his Alligator albums have a style and feel all his own that one looks forward to.

Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) [2017, 3CD + Blu-ray Box Set]

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Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) [2017, 3CD + Blu-ray Box Set]

Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Polydor Records, 571855-1 | ~ 1094 or 539 Mb | Scans(png) -> 794 Mb
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1979 kbps, 1080p, 23.976 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM Audio 2.0, 96 kHz, 4608 kbps, 24-bit -> 17.73 Gb
Blues Rock, Pop Rock, Electric Blues

Fresh Cream represents so many different firsts, it's difficult to keep count. Cream, of course, was the first supergroup, but their first album not only gave birth to the power trio, it also was instrumental in the birth of heavy metal and the birth of jam rock…

Billy D & The Hoodoos - Overnight Success (2017)

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Billy D & The Hoodoos - Overnight Success (2017)

Billy D & The Hoodoos - Overnight Success (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 296 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Rokdablu Records #888295539517

Billy D’s life experience has given him the strength to write his brand of “Bluzy Rock” with a passion that only comes from living it. Heavily influenced by Chicago blues, Rock & Roll, and “Backbeat Roots” music of all types, his songs reflect the tough lessons of his past and show his love for Mother Blues and her first-born, Rock & Roll. Born on the south side of Chicago, Billy Desmond grew up surrounded by the Blues and early Rock & Roll— a powerful combination. He started playing professionally at the age of fourteen, primarily for teen dances and parties; and by eighteen, he was sneaking into the blues clubs of Chicago to hear such greats as Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and James Cotton…