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Neal Black & The Healers - Sometimes The Truth (2011) {Enhanced CD}

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Neal Black & The Healers - Sometimes The Truth (2011) {Enhanced CD}

Neal Black & The Healers - Sometimes The Truth (2011) {Enhanced CD}
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Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock | Dixiefrog #DFGCD 8702

This album confirms the talent of a leading blues songwriter. Sometimes the Truth is a milestone in the career of this San Antonio, Texas, singer/guitarist. Part of this set was recorded in the New York studio of Neal's good friend Popa Chubby (who makes noted vocal appearances on three tracks and plays guitar on five), while the rest was cut in Europe with a little help from noted Frenchies Nico "Wayne" Toussaint and Fred Chapellier.

Billy Price & Fred Chapellier - Live On Stage (2010)

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Billy Price & Fred Chapellier - Live On Stage (2010)

Billy Price & Fred Chapellier - Live On Stage (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 428 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
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Modern Electric Blues | DixieFrog #DFGCD 8688

The transcontinental soul/blues duo of Pittsburgh's Billy Price and France's Fred Chapellier took their show on the road (in Europe) to support the release of the duo's Night Work debut. The results are contained on this CD/DVD package, a logical and energetic follow-up to the studio recording that reprises some – but not all – of those tunes, adds logical covers, and generally ratchets up the sparks, as live albums typically do. The 11-song audio CD runs about half the time of the far more extensive two-hour DVD, but both nail the vibe of shows that featured tough, resilient backing musicians augmented by two horn players.

Fenton Robinson - Somebody Loan Me A Dime (1974)

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Fenton Robinson - Somebody Loan Me A Dime (1974)

Fenton Robinson - Somebody Loan Me A Dime (1974)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 280 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
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Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4705

One of the most subtly satisfying electric blues albums of the '70s. Fenton Robinson never did quite fit the "Genuine Houserocking Music" image of Alligator Records – his deep, rich baritone sounds more like a magic carpet than a piece of barbed wire, and he speaks in jazz-inflected tongues, full of complex surprises. The title track hits with amazing power, as do the chugging "The Getaway," a hard-swinging "You Say You're Leaving," and the minor-key "You Don't Know What Love Is." In every case, Robinson had recorded them before, but thanks to Bruce Iglauer's superb production, a terrific band, and Robinson's musicianship, these versions reign supreme.

Etta James - Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (1968) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

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Etta James - Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (1968) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Etta James - Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions (1968)
Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # 088 112 518-2 | 00:57:10

As the title suggests, this is the definitive edition of Etta James' Tell Mama long-player. For this single-disc release the original album is augmented with five previously unissued tracks – documented during James' four Muscle Shoals sessions circa '67-'68. The question of why a rural Alabama town became a conduit for some of the most memorable and instantly identifiable grooves may still be up for debate. The evidence exists in droves and Tell Mama could certainly be considered exhibit A. These sessions feature the same impact that would redirect several first ladies of soul. Notable among them are Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis, Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) and to somewhat lesser acclaim, Jackie DeShannon's Jackie. Tell Mama showcases some of the unique and admittedly darker qualities of what might best be described as R&B noir. "I'd Rather Go Blind," "Steal Away," "I'm Gonna Take What He's Got" all exemplify the essence of the blues – making the best of a bad situation.

The Reverend Shawn Amos - Breaks It Down (2018)

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The Reverend Shawn Amos - Breaks It Down (2018)

The Reverend Shawn Amos - Breaks It Down (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:29:06 | 67.29 Mb | Cover
Modern Electric Blues | Country: USA (Los Angeles, CA) | Label: Put Together

Los Angeles-based soul brother number one, The Reverend Shawn Amos, continues his mission to preach joyful blues to the world on his third album The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down, set to release February 16. When asked to write a short reflection describing the album and what he means by calling it a collection of 21st century Freedom Songs, this is his response: “this album was born while on tour through the American south during the spring of 2017. Driving through Tennessee and Alabama, I was reminded of my color, my otherness. I was drawn to how we pull ourselves apart while needing each other so badly. I revisited the freedom songs of The Staples Singers while visiting the ghosts of Birmingham and Memphis. Time stands still and life marches on.”

Johnny Feds & Friends - Pinky Gets The Blues (2017)

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Johnny Feds & Friends - Pinky Gets The Blues (2017)

Johnny Feds & Friends - Pinky Gets The Blues (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 01:08:23 | 158.91 Mb | Cover
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Country: USA | Label: Johnny Feds and Friends

John Federico has been part of the NY/NJ blues scene for twenty years always running an open blues jam. For the last seven years he and his band Johnny Feds and the Bluez Boyz have hosted the Monday night jam at the Bayou Restaurant in Mt. Vernon. He has played with Hubert Sumlin, Joe Louis Walker, Sonny Rhodes and others. In 2015 he was inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame.

Koko Taylor - I Got What It Takes (1975)

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Koko Taylor - I Got What It Takes (1975)

Koko Taylor - I Got What It Takes (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4706 | Time: 00:39:48

The queen's first album for Alligator, and still one of her very best to date. A tasty combo sparked by guitarists Mighty Joe Young and Sammy Lawhorn and saxist Abb Locke provide sharp support as the clear-voiced Taylor belts Bobby Saxton's "Trying to Make a Living," and Magic Sam's "That's Why I'm Crying," her own "Honkey Tonkey" and "Voodoo Woman," and Ruth Brown's swinging "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean".

Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996

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Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996

Etta James - Come a Little Closer (1974) Reissue 1996
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Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # CHD-9363 | 00:43:26

Come a Little Closer is a surprisingly effective mating of a distinctive singer with seemingly incongruous material and production. Helmed by Gabriel Mekler, who'd produced Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night, the record features Etta James supported by a slew of hotshot L.A. session men (including Little Feat's Lowell George). The song selection ranges from "St. Louis Blues" to Randy Newman's perverse "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield" to the dramatic, melismatic "Feeling Uneasy," in which the junk-hungry James improvised wordlessly over an otherwise blues progression. Here's more evidence that Etta is one of the most versatile vocalists of her era.

Fenton Robinson - I Hear Some Blues Downstairs (1977)

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Fenton Robinson - I Hear Some Blues Downstairs (1977)

Fenton Robinson - I Hear Some Blues Downstairs (1977)
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Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4710

His Japanese fans reverently dubbed Fenton Robinson "the mellow blues genius" because of his ultra-smooth vocals and jazz-inflected guitar work. But beneath the obvious subtlety resides a spark of constant regeneration – Robinson tirelessly strives to invent something fresh and vital whenever he's near a bandstand. The soft-spoken Mississippi native got his career going in Memphis, where he'd moved at age 16. First, Rosco Gordon used him on a 1956 session for Duke that produced "Keep on Doggin'." The next year, Fenton made his own debut as a leader for the Bihari Brothers' Meteor label with his first reading of "Tennessee Woman." His band, the Dukes, included mentor Charles McGowan on guitar. T-Bone Walker and B.B. King were Robinson's idols.

Elvin Bishop - Big Fun (1988)

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Elvin Bishop - Big Fun (1988)

Elvin Bishop - Big Fun (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4767 | 00:35:59

When Bishop played guitar with Paul Butterfield in the 1960s he fancied himself a countrified hippie named Pig Boy Cranshaw. His sense of humor remains intact decades later, evidenced on a relaxed blues-oriented rock program shot through with a smart sort of bumpkin levity. He never could sing (it was Mickey Thomas on his 1970s smash "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"), but his guitar rides roughshod over those of many a better-known blues artist.

Lloyd Jones - Trouble Monkey (1995)

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Lloyd Jones - Trouble Monkey (1995)

Lloyd Jones - Trouble Monkey (1995)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 290.19 Mb | 45:27 | Cover
Blues / Modern Electric | Country: USA (Portland, OR) | Label: AudioQuest Music (Sledgehammer Blues)

Swamp funk with a big horn section and soulful vocals. Don't even try to sit still. The rug will slip out under your feet. Good "New Orleans" style songwriting with kneedeep guitar.

Lee Ritenour's - 6 String Theory (2010)

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Lee Ritenour's - 6 String Theory (2010)

Lee Ritenour's - 6 String Theory (2010)
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Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Modern Electric Blues | Concord Records #CRE-31911-02

Guitarist Lee Ritenour decided to celebrate his 50th year as a guitar player by inviting a bevy of name guitarists into the studio to jam out some tunes, all in the name of love for their chosen instrument. Ritenour's subsequent album, 2010's 6 String Theory, is just that, a varied celebration on the many styles and players who have utilized the guitar. The result is an expansive, ambitious, but never belabored album that touches on jazz, blues, funk, and rock and expands beyond the usual Ritenour approach while remaining true to his unique six-string sound. To these ends, Ritenour duets with such artists as contemporary bluesman Keb' Mo', fusion/post-bop legend Pat Martino, and blues icon B.B. King, as well as George Benson, Slash, Mike Stern, and others. To say this is an all-star affair is an understatement and fortunately, while the album never overplays to expectations, it nonetheless delivers on Ritenour's promise of a guitar celebration.

Lloyd Jones - Doin' What It Takes (2012)

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Lloyd Jones - Doin' What It Takes (2012)

Lloyd Jones - Doin’ What It Takes (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:04
Modern Electric Blues, Roots, Blues-Rock | Label: FRESH!/Reference | # FR-704

Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades. Many roots heavyweights, not to mention legions of CD-buying fans, sing his praises. Jones is a master of the soulful understatement, the raw growl, and the groove. From his roots in muddy Oregon soil, hes forged a 30-plus-year career as an impassioned singer and fierce guitar slinger, a clever and soulful songwriter, bandleader, record producer, and an almost strident torchbearer for all thats true and good about Americas music.

Chris Beard - Who I Am & What I Do (2010)

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Chris Beard - Who I Am & What I Do (2010)

Chris Beard - Who I Am & What I Do (2010)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 352.90 Mb | 50:31 | Cover
Blues / Modern Electric | Country: USA (Rochester, NY) | Label: Electro Glide Records

Chris Beard joins the leaders of the newest generation poised to take music into the next century. Beard was born into the Blues of Rochester, New York on August 29, 1957 as son of blues guitarist Joe Beard, who is just now receiving recognition as a recording artist. Chris grew up surrounded by blues players and the music. Naturally there were many greats passing through the house as they came to town to do shows with Joe and his band. Buddy Guy and Matt Murphy are just two of the many ace guitarists Chris remembers from those early days. Chris Picked up the guitar at age five and there was no looking back. The first tune he could pick out was “Green Onions”, which is appropriate as that funky mix of blues and instrumental panache that characterizes so much of his style today.

Tom McGuinness - Tom McGuinness (2001)

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Tom McGuinness - Tom McGuinness (2001)

Tom McGuinness - Tom McGuinness (2001)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 263.48 Mb | 42:20 | Cover | Country: UK (Wimbledon, South London)
Electric Blues / Rockin' Blues / Guitar Blues | Label: Tom McGuinness

When you start your career playing guitar in a band alongside another 18 year old guitarist called Eric Clapton, you could say you were going places. Tom McGuinness may have left young Eric and that band, The Roosters, behind, but he joined Manfred Mann as a bass player at a crucial moment in 1964 - just as 5-4-3-2-1 began its meteoric dash up the charts. He was with Manfred Mann on bass and then guitar right up until the disbanding in 1969, but success bred success - within a few months, he teamed up with ex John Mayall drummer, Hughie Flint, to form the highly successful McGuinness Flint, a talent-studded group which included the great songwriting team of Gallagher & Lyle. When I'm Dead & Gone shot to number two in November 1970, with Malt & Barley Blues hot on its heels the following year.