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Shemekia Copeland - Turn The Heat Up (1998)

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Shemekia Copeland - Turn The Heat Up (1998)

Shemekia Copeland - Turn The Heat Up (1998)
EAC | FLAC | APE (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, R&B | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4857 | 01:02:59

The daughter of the late bluesman Johnny Copeland steps up to the plate with this, her debut album for the Alligator imprint. Although only 19 at the time of this recording, Copeland comes to this album with a mature style and vast amounts of assuredness. While comparisons to Koko Taylor and Etta James will be plentiful, Shemekia has enough tricks up her sleeve to make this a disc well worth checking out. Eight of the 14 tunes aboard are co-written by producer John Hahn and strong musical support is summoned up from guitarist Jimmy Vivino, with guest turns from Joe Louis Walker and "Monster" Mike Welch, while the Uptown Horns show up on three tunes, including the title track. Highlights are numerous on this disc, but special attention should be paid to Copeland's "Ghetto Child," a nice cover of Don Covay's "Have Mercy"; Walker's "Your Mama's Talking"; and the strutting "I Always Get My Man." This is one very impressive debut.

Shemekia Copeland - Talking To Strangers (2002)

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Shemekia Copeland - Talking To Strangers (2002)

Shemekia Copeland - Talking To Strangers (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 428 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, R&B | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4887 | Time: 00:59:45

This disc, which has Dr. John at the controls as a producer, brings together a mix that brings out the best for all those concerned and involved with this project. There is no weakness here, it is a straight-ahead use of all the strengths of Shemekia Copeland, daughter of Johnny Copeland. The songs were well selected to effectively show off all her potency as a vocalist. There are some many good writers that are also players on this disc that the tunes fit like gloves. There are strong contributions by John "Fingers" Hahn, Mac Rebennack, and Shemekia Copeland herself. The tunes, varied in style, are all based in the deep blues, and were selected for their capability to push her vocal talents to constant new personal pinnacles. She keeps it interesting by varying the pace and on "The Push I Need," she sounds right at home singing this funky tune as a duet with Dr. John. She stays with the good Dr. through the tune as if she were doing this everyday. Then she turns around and seems just as comfortable singing "Happy Valentine's Day," as a slow bluesy torch-burner, with minimal accompaniment.

Paul Thorn - Too Blessed To Be Stressed (2014)

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Paul Thorn - Too Blessed To Be Stressed (2014)

Paul Thorn - Too Blessed To Be Stressed (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb | Time: 00:43:14
Roots Rock, Blues Rock, Electric Blues | Label: Perpetual Obscurity | # POR 2014

Tupelo, Mississippi's Paul Thorn has a knack for synthesis. His father was a Pentecostal preacher, so Thorn grew up with gospel, but he noticed that, in his own words, "white people sang gospel like it was country music, and the black people sang it like it was rhythm & blues," and a mix of the two gospel styles – with some gutbucket blues, old-time rock & roll, a sharp pop sense, and a gift for good old storytelling thrown in – pretty aptly describes Thorn's own brand of inspirational roots rock. Like the professional boxer he once was, he drives his music home with patience, skill, and purpose, putting his own restless energy at the heart of things. This set of originals, which follows 2012's What the Hell Is Goin' On?, an album of covers, finds Thorn at his best, and no song here even comes close to being filler. Thorn writes about his native South and its characters with incisiveness, and that old Saturday night/Sunday morning split between the secular and the sacred has always been his favorite theme, the notion that you can mess up, fall from grace, and then still find some kind of personal redemption is what makes Thorn's blend of gospel country rock and R&B sound so naturally joyous.

Bert Wray Blues - Gut Bucket Radio (2017)

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Bert Wray Blues - Gut Bucket Radio (2017)

Bert Wray Blues - Gut Bucket Radio (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 238 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Third Lock Records #888295562171

Bert Wray Blues brings together slide-guitarist/singer Bert Wray with drummer Mitch Cooper and bassist Dave Wall. The band’s music merges the vintage juke joint sound with plenty of Carolina twang and fresh songwriting. Equally inspired by Delta blues pioneers, rockabilly cats, and 1960’s blues-rockers, the trio hits the sweet spot between classic blues and good ol’ rock and roll. The new album Gut Bucket Radio will be released on March 10, 2017. The recording captures the band's energy and slide blues antics in an 8-song album that takes the listener on a road trip across the blues landscapes of the past like a gut bucket radio blaring into a new century…

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Dr. Dunbar's Prescription `69 & Blue Whale `70 (2004)

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The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Dr. Dunbar's Prescription `69 & Blue Whale `70 (2004)

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Dr. Dunbar's Prescription `69 & Blue Whale `70 (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Walhalla Records, WH 90327 | ~ 522 or 188 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 8 Mb
Blues, Blues-Rock

Of the numerous British blues-rock bands to spring up in the late '60s, the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation was one of the better known, though solid reception on tours did not translate into heavy record sales. Musically, the group recalled John Mayall's Bluesbreakers during the 1966-1967 era that had produced that group's A Hard Road album, though with a somewhat more downbeat ton…

John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers - Spinning Coin (1995)

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John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers - Spinning Coin (1995)

John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers - Spinning Coin (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
British Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Silvertone | # 01241-41541-2 | 00:49:04

Somehow the grandfather of British blues still had the fire in his belly to record a strong album almost 40 years after he began his storied career. Buddy Whittington acquits himself well as the latest in a long line of hotshot guitarists for this multi-instrumentalist, who still does his best work on harmonica. He still admires long-dead bluesman J.B. Lenoir, including "Voodoo Music" here. A lot of credit for this strong outing goes to R.S. Field, lyricist and sometime producer for Webb Wilder. "Long Story Short" would pass for a Wilder tune were it not for Mayall's distinctive voice.

Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)

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Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)

Al Basile With Duke Robillard - Groovin' In The Mood (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:09
Modern Electric Blues, Jump Blues, East Coast Blues | Label: Sweetspot | # 6602

Vocalist/cornet player Al Basile's longtime friend Duke Robillard gets front cover billing, as well he should, as co-producer and guitarist on this impressive outing. The album, Basile's fifth, was even recorded at the guitarist's Pawtucket, RI studio called the Mood Room, hence the album's title. Musically, it's a combination of old-school R&B ("Baby Sister," "Be a Woman"), swamp-tinged rock & roll ("I'm in a Mood"), mid-tempo, Chuck Berry styled groovers ("Coffee and Cadillacs"), grinding blues ("Picked to Click") and even a jump blues throwback to the duo's Roomful of Blues days ("She's on the Mainline"). Robillard keeps the sound full yet stripped down – most of the tracks feature a standard three-piece – bass/drums/guitar setup – which leaves space for Basile's sly vocals and snappy lyrics. Basile, a teacher and fiction author who also has a Master's degree in creative writing, not surprisingly crafts lyrics that are far more imaginative and original than most blues artists'. But they never detract from these melodies that glide along sparked by Robillard's tasty licks.

Elvin Bishop - Don't Let The Bossman Get You Down! (1991)

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Elvin Bishop - Don't Let The Bossman Get You Down! (1991)

Elvin Bishop - Don't Let The Bossman Get You Down! (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Alligator | # ALCD-4791 | 00:39:45

On Don't Let the Bossman Get You Down, Bishop projects a good-natured, humorous persona in the extended spoken-word sections of his songs, but still finds time to play a lot of tasty blues guitar.

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)

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Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Ace Records | # CDCHD 827 | Time: 01:02:25

All of King's recordings for the Bobbin label are on this 22-track disc, including everything from his 1959-1963 singles for the label and previously unissued alternate takes of "Why Are You So Mean to Me," "The Time Has Come," and the previously unissued "Blues at Sunrise." While these are decent journeyman urban blues/R&B, they're not up to the level of his subsequent recordings for Stax. Albert King just sounds too much like the records another King – B.B. King, that is – was making during the same era. There are similar horn arrangements and alternation of stinging guitar with smooth, confident vocal phrasing. It's a tribute to Albert King's abilities, in a way, that it does sound confident, and not the work of an imitator, despite the similarities.

The Blues Brothers - The Blues Brothers Complete (1998)

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The Blues Brothers - The Blues Brothers Complete (1998)

The Blues Brothers - The Blues Brothers Complete (1998)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 35 Tracks | 118:28 | 285 MB
Genre: Blues, Vocal, Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Rock Blues | Label: Atlantic Records

The title of The Blues Brothers Complete pretty much says it all; the double-disc, 35-track collection contains everything Jake and Elwood Blues recorded during the peak of their career. The catch is that the compilation was only released by EastWest/Atlantic's Australian division, therefore, it's hard to find outside of Australia. But, for hardcore fans, it's worth tracking down since it has every track from Briefcase Full of Blues, the soundtrack to The Blues Brothers (including the selections sung by Cab Calloway, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin), and Made in America, plus "I Ain't Got You," which was only on The Best of the Blues Brothers, and "From the Bottom," which was the B-side of the "Soul Man" single. In other words, it's everything…

Carol Fran and Clarence Hollimon - It's About Time 2000 (Remastered 2017)

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Carol Fran and Clarence Hollimon - It's About Time 2000 (Remastered 2017)

Carol Fran and Clarence Hollimon - It's About Time 2000 (Remastered 2017)
Electric Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Artworks | 00:46:38 | 112 MB
Label: JSP Records | Release Year: 2017

Musicians to the core, guitarist Clarence Hollimon and singer/pianist Carol Fran cut their teeth as session musicians in the demanding R&B/Blues small label arena. Having first met in New Orleans, they met again in Houston where they married. Here’s a unique chance to encounter the virtuosity that comes from years of experience and the uncanny rapport that speaks of a rare togetherness.

Ten Years After - The Collection (1991)

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Ten Years After - The Collection (1991)

Ten Years After - The Collection (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 509 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 197 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rock, Rock & Roll | Castle Communications #CCSCD 293

Ten Years After are an English blues rock band, most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Between 1968 and 1973, Ten Years After scored eight Top 40 albums on the UK Albums Chart. In addition they had twelve albums enter the US Billboard 200, and are best known for tracks such as "I'm Going Home", "Hear Me Calling", "I'd Love to Change the World" and "Love Like a Man". Their musical style consisted of blues rock, and hard rock.

Chicago Blues Jam Vol. 8 - Mike Morgan & The Crawl / Keb' Mo' (2005)

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Chicago Blues Jam Vol. 8 - Mike Morgan & The Crawl / Keb' Mo' (2005)

Chicago Blues Jam Vol. 8 - Mike Morgan & The Crawl / Keb' Mo' (2005)
DVD5 | Video: PAL 720x576 (4:3) | Audio: AC3 2.0 | 2 Gb | Scans | Time: 44 mins
The Store For Music | SFMDVD008
Blues

This is the 8th of 12 volumes of live blues from Buddy Guys' 'Legends' club in Chicago recorded in 1994. Buddy Guy's Legends has become as celebrated as its namesake for providing Chicago with the highest quality blues talent to be seen anywhere. From the Monday jam sessions to the constant flow of world-class talent weekends, Legends is a required stop for soul-stirring blue and barbeque. Chicago Blues Jam brings you a slice of this legendary stage, with interviews and commentary by Buzz Kilman.

Chicago Blues Jam Vol. 6 - James Harman, Howard & The White Boys (2005)

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Chicago Blues Jam Vol. 6 - James Harman, Howard & The White Boys (2005)

Chicago Blues Jam Vol. 6 - James Harman, Howard & The White Boys (2005)
DVD5 | Video: PAL 720x576 (4:3) | Audio: AC3 2.0 | 2 Gb | Scans | Time: 44 mins
The Store For Music | SFMDVD006
Blues

Buddy Guy's Legends has become as celebrated as its namesake for providing Chicago with the highest quality blues talent to be seen anywhere. From the Monday jam sessions to the constant flow of world-class talent weekends, Legends is a required stop for soul-stirring blue and barbeque. Chicago Blues Jam brings you a slice of this legendary stage, with interviews and commentary by Buzz Kilman.

Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile (2015)

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Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile (2015)

Songhoy Blues - Music In Exile (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 00:39:47
Desert Blues, Ethnic Blues-Rock, Alternative | Label: Transgressive | # TRANS192

Songhoy Blues are a young and exuberant Malian band who already have a remarkable history behind them. They fled from their homes in the north when radical Islamists overran the region, and on reaching the safety of Bamako, decided to form a band – at which point their fortunes dramatically changed. They came to the attention of Amadou & Mariam’s manager, Marc-Antoine Moreau, who was looking for musicians who could record with the Africa Express team when they came to town; they also collaborated with Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the AE’s Maison Des Jeunes set. Now comes their first full album, co-produced by Moreau and Zinner, and it’s an impressively varied and rousing set, if somewhat predictable. There’s electric desert blues (Nick), slinky, acoustic ballads (Petit Metier), and reworkings of songs from the Songhoy tradition. A band to watch.