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Lurrie Bell - Cuttin' Heads (2004)

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Lurrie Bell - Cuttin' Heads (2004)

Lurrie Bell - Cuttin' Heads (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Isabel | # IS 640401 | Time: 00:57:50

One of the greatest talents in blues - latest since his appearance at the 1977 'Berlin Jazz Festival'. Due to severe health problems, his career never really got started. During the second half of the 1990s he had sort-of-a comeback when recording three albums for Delmark. This great set was recorded in 2000 and shows him in good shape. His vocals sound intense, mature and emotional. Still you can hear the early influence of Albert King in Lurrie's guitar soloing. Backed by a superb band, this record is one Lurrie's best in recent times.

VA - Delivering Real Holiday Refreshment (Coca-Cola/CDNow Christmas Compilation) (1998) **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Delivering Real Holiday Refreshment (Coca-Cola/CDNow Christmas Compilation) (1998) **[RE-UP]**

VA - Delivering Real Holiday Refreshment (Coca-Cola/CDNow Christmas Compilation) (1998)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 45mb
Genre: alternative, soul, blues

Delivering Real Holiday Refreshment is a Christmas sampler CD put together by Coca-Coca and the now-defunct website CDnow, passed out to customers as freebies. This was released in 1998.

Maggie Bell - Queen Of The Night (1974) Expanded Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Maggie Bell - Queen Of The Night (1974) Expanded Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Maggie Bell - Queen Of The Night (1974) Expanded Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Blues Rock, Soul-Rock, Blues, R&B | Label: Angel Air | # SJPCD200 | Time: 00:58:05

Maggie Bell was lead singer of the Scottish rock band Stone the Crows, who broke up after their guitarist was fatally electrocuted onstage. Managed by Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin) and produced by Jerry Wexler (Aretha Franklin), Bell made a staggeringly good solo debut that seemed to position her as the heir to Janis Joplin (even covering "A Woman Left Lonely"). But she never broke through commercially, not even when Jimmy Page played guitar on her followup album — the only way she surpassed Joplin was by staying alive.

Studebaker John & The Hawks - Too Tough (1994)

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Studebaker John & The Hawks - Too Tough (1994)

Studebaker John & The Hawks - Too Tough (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5010 | Time: 00:46:43

In 1994, Blind Pig released guitarist John Studebaker's first nationally distributed album, entitled Too Tough. Fully displaying John's beguiling musical talents, it was an immediate favorite with blues radio programmers and it claimed a strong position on the blues charts for many months after its release. The radio trade Hard Report called it "a sound that could only come out of the collective blues history of Chicago. A CD full of originals is refreshing and when it's this hot, Mrs. O'Leary's cow would be proud." A couple of the tracks appear on the soundtrack of the award-winning Canadian art film called "Exotica", directed by Atom Egoyan.

Debbie Davies - Round Every Corner (1998) [Re-Up]

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Debbie Davies - Round Every Corner (1998) [Re-Up]

Debbie Davies - Round Every Corner (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Shanachie | # 9010 | Time: 00:48:49

Debbie Davies' fourth album, 1998's Round Every Corner, displays her bluesy singing, writing, and playing talents on 11 songs, including originals by Davies, some traditional songs, and covers. Davies' own songs range from the romantic "Such a Fine Man" to the upbeat "A.C. Strut," and she performs accomplished versions of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain" and the traditional "Blue and Lonesome." Davies' skillful, soulful take on the blues grows richer with time.

Spirit - Blues From the Soul (2003) 2CD, Repress 2009 [Re-Up]

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Spirit - Blues From the Soul (2003) 2CD, Repress 2009 [Re-Up]

Spirit - Blues From the Soul (2003) 2CD, Repress 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 895 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans ~ 137 Mb
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues | Label: Acadia | # ACAM 8215 | 02:28:32

This is the third in a series of posthumous albums of previously unreleased recordings by Randy California and Spirit, drawn from California's archives and assembled by Mick Skidmore. As Skidmore explains in his detailed liner notes, California put together an album called Blues From the Soul around 1995, and even copyrighted its contents; but later opted to use some of the material on the final album he released with Spirit, California Blues, prior to his accidental death by drowning in January 1997. Other tracks from the proposed album were culled for the first posthumous release, Cosmic Smile. Skidmore has included all 13 of the songs California had intended to use on his version of Blues From the Soul, though he has substituted alternate takes or live recordings of tracks already issued. Of course, the album also has been vastly expanded to include 35 selections for a running time of two-and-a-half hours. But the basic concept remains the same, and that is to present a collection of folk and blues recordings.

Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)

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Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)

Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: Stony Plane | # SPCD 1300 | Time: 00:53:36

Duke Robillard pays homage to T-Bone Walker with this collection of swing, big band and blues songs. The bubbly and bouncy "Lonesome Woman Blues" has a be-bop Count Basie feeling as his supporting players are given brief solos to shine, particularly the horn section. There is far more substance and style to this approach than a rehashed run-through à la Brian Setzer. This fluidity continues, albeit a bit slower in tempo with the swinging "T-Bone Shuffle" which carries the same head-bobbing groove. Here the horns lead the way but Robillard makes his presence felt on guitar near the homestretch, and throughout the stellar "Pony Tail." The barroom blues and drum brushes on "Love Is a Gamble" takes things down to a creepy crawl, bringing to mind Dr. John or Delbert McClinton. An early favorite has to be the rousing and toe-tapping "Alimony Blues," an indication that Robillard wants to pay tribute in the right way by nailing each song beautifully.

Gaye Adegbalola - Bitter Sweet Blues (1999)

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Gaye Adegbalola - Bitter Sweet Blues (1999)

Gaye Adegbalola - Bitter Sweet Blues (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4870 | 00:49:12

With Bitter Sweet Blues, Gaye Adegbalola has produced an album that starts off where her work with Saffire the Uppity Blues Women left off, and jumps into a new, adventurous space. An expanded cast of musicians and more personal lyrics are some of the benefits to going solo, and Adegbalola makes use of both well. Each song has either humor or power, sometimes both. The only thing that seems incongruous is the mixture of songs with wildly varying moods and topics. While satirical woman-power songs like "Big Ovaries" are empowering and funny, when paired with "Nightmare" – a powerful, personal song about child molestation – the effect is somewhat gross. The feminist politics of both songs mesh rather well, but it is difficult for the listener to shift from laughing at bawdy sexuality to somber empathy in just a few tracks. Overall, though, this is a fine first solo effort that resonates with spirit and emotion.

Gary Moore - Blues and Beyond (2017)

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Gary Moore - Blues and Beyond (2017)

Gary Moore - Blues and Beyond (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:20:37 | 598 Mb
Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Label: BMG Rights Management

A Gary Moore box set titled Blues and Beyond has been set for release on Nov. 24. A press release for the album describes it as a “remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings” and a fitting tribute to the Irish guitarist, who died in 2011.

Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)

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Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)

Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Hightone | # HCD 8155 | Time: 00:45:32

Pianist Otis Spann played in Muddy Waters' band from 1953 to 1970, and was instrumental in creating the electric Chicago blues sound. These 11 tracks were recorded in the mid-'60s by Down Beat magazine editor Pete Welding, and were previously released as Otis Spann's Chicago Blues on Testament Records. This reissue omits the solo Spann material from the original disc and highlights the group recordings featuring S.P. Leary, Johnny Young, James Cotton, Willie Dixon, and Muddy Waters. While not as revolutionary as the records Spann played on with Muddy in the late '50s, you can't deny this lineup of seminal Chicago bluesmen doing what they did best.

Corey Dennison Band - Night After Night (2017)

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Corey Dennison Band - Night After Night (2017)

Corey Dennison Band - Night After Night (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 450.58 Mb | 01:01:15 | Cover
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Country: Chicago, Il, USA | Label: Delmark

Although Corey Dennison is considered a young gun in the blues world, he’s far from an amateur. Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, he got his first guitar at the age of six. Weaned on a combination of blues and soul, Dennison spent a dozen years as a sideman for Carl Weathersby. In 2013, he struck out on his own, forming the Corey Dennison Band, and setting Chicago on its collective ear. They’ve been nominated at the BMAs for Best Emerging Artist Album, and won Best Blues Album at the 2016 Le Prix Blues Awards in France.

Billy Flynn - Lonesome Highway (2017)

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Billy Flynn - Lonesome Highway (2017)

Billy Flynn - Lonesome Highway (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 510.29 Mb | 01:10:08 | Cover
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Country: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA | Label: Delmark

From sharing the Apollo Theater stage with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons and others to backing Beyonce Knowles at Barack Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball and on her Grammy winning single from the movie Cadillac Records; from his prolific sideman work to his ten albums as a leader, Billy Flynn is a true-blue heir of Delmark's storied legacy. Lonesome Highway features 16 new original songs and special guest vocalist Deitra Farr! Producer Dick Shurman says of the set, 'It's one of the great Chicago blues guitar albums. ' Kim Wilson, who regularly calls Billy for sessions, observes calls Flynn 'one of the greatest blues guitarists alive and one of the greatest to ever live. '

Tom McGuinness - Playing For Time (2017)

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Tom McGuinness - Playing For Time (2017)

Tom McGuinness - Playing For Time (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 448.74 Mb | 01:11:26 | Cover | Label: Repertoire Records (UK) Limited
Electric Blues, Rockin' Blues, Guitar Blues | Country: Wimbledon, South London, UK

Playing For Time celebrates the evolution of Tom McGuinness as a uniquely gifted solo artist. It presents a rich variety of songs, including the blues in many different hues. Carefully selected from his first two albums, together with tracks from a forthcoming new solo album, this unmissable CD highlights Tom’s virtuosity as a singer, guitarist and composer. Renowned for his work with Manfred Mann, McGuinness Flint and the Blues Band, McGuinness says: “This compilation sums up what I love about the blues and R&B music and reflects all those influences. My song writing draws on the well of great American music, that I try to make my own.” Among the standout performances, recorded in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Marcus Cliffe, are Long Hard Road, That’s The Blues and How Lucky Can One Man Be. Tom gives a track by track summary in the informative CD liner notes by Repertoire’s Chris Welch.

Andy T Band - Double Strike (2017)

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Andy T Band - Double Strike (2017)

Andy T Band - Double Strike (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 301.38 Mb | 48:27 | Cover
Modern Electric Blues | Country: Nashville, TN, USA | Label: American Showplace Music

It's hard enough to find a contemporary blues record with a decent vocalist, so it is quite special to encounter one with two. As the title boldly states, Double Strike by the Andy T Band, features a pair of veteran blues singers, Nick Nixon and Alabama Mike (Michael A. Benjamin), though the circumstances surrounding the production is bittersweet.

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006) [Re-Up]

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Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006) [Re-Up]

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 79802-2 | 01:17:54

Tab Benoit's funky, ragged blend of Louisiana swamp blues and East Texas guitar, with hints of funk, soul, and country thrown in to give the gumbo just the right spice, has served him well since he burst on the scene in the early '90s. Since Benoit hasn't essentially changed his sound since, this collection of sides made up largely from his early releases for Houston-based Justice Records (all of Benoit's Justice albums have been reissued by Vanguard Records in recent years) makes an ideal introduction to what this guy is all about, and although Best of the Bayou Blues covers a five-year span from 1992 to 1997, the tracks all fall together in a completely coherent sequence. Opening with the Benoit original "Voodoo on the Bayou" from 1992's Nice & Warm and running through several originals and some interesting covers (including country-funk takes on Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and Willie Nelson's "Rainy Day Blues"), this set spotlights Benoit's southern Louisiana take on contemporary blues.