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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).

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}
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© 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.

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

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

Leroy Carr - Whiskey Is My Habit, Good Women Is All I Crave: The Best Of Leroy Carr (2004)
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Piano Blues, Minstrel, Folk-Blues, Pre-War Blues | Label: Columbia | # CK 92431 | Time: 02:01:17

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. This collection puts to shame almost all others with the exception of the multi-volume complete recordings on Document.

John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951 (2002) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951 (2002) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951 (2002) 4 CD Box Set
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Delta Blues, Detroit Blues, Country Blues | Label: JSP Records | # JSPCD7703 | Time: 05:01:54

This four-disc box from London's JSP Records collects an astounding 100 songs recorded by John Lee Hooker in Detroit from the years 1948 to 1952, including his first two sides ever, the signature tunes "Boogie Chillen" and "Sally Mae." Most of the tracks here are done solo, with Hooker's ever-present foot-stomping, although a few feature other musicians on loose-limbed blues boogies. Since Hooker never significantly altered his style during his long career, these first recordings set the stage for all that came after, and he arguably never sounded fresher or better. Four discs worth of this throwback Mississippi bluesman will be severe overkill for casual listeners, but diehard Hooker fans will find this box set absolutely essential.

John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records rel 2014}

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John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records 263481 rel 2014}
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© 1961-62, 2014 Vee Jay / Chess / Hoodoo Records | 263481
Blues / Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues / Blues Revival

John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of the Detroit blues tradition. Often called the “King of the Boogie,” Hooker's driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues. His thunderous electric guitar sounded raw, while his basic technique was riveting.

Memphis Slim - Lord Have Mercy On Me (1968) REPOST

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Memphis Slim - Lord Have Mercy On Me (1968) REPOST

Memphis Slim - Lord Have Mercy On Me (1968)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Maison De Blues, 983 343-9 | rem: 2006 | 195Mb

Recorded in Paris during the year 1968, Memphis Slim's Lord Have Mercy on Me belongs among his best work in the straightforward blues category. Supported by bassist Henri Tischitz and drummer Michel Denis, Slim lays down 12 studies in Southern-born and Chicago-bred blues, prefacing each track with a spoken title and usually including the take number.

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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}

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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}
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© 1959, 2015 Riverside / Soul Jam Records | 600869
Blues / Country Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit 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. The truth is probably somewhere in-between. Remember, John Lee Hooker is always John Lee Hooker, regardless of the format. If you like Hooker, or acoustic blues, buy this album. It is an intimate session featuring standards like "How Long", "Bottle Up and Go", as well as Hooker's first recorded take on "Tupelo", one of his all-time classics.

John Lee Hooker - Burning Hell (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}

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John Lee Hooker - Burning Hell (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}

John Lee Hooker - Burning Hell (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}
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© 1959, 2015 Riverside / Soul Jam Records | 600871
Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues

This quintessential release presents one of Hooker's most difficult to find albums: Burning Hell. Recorded in Detroit in April 1959, the Riverside label only originally issued the LP in England. A country-­blues classic, John Lee Hooker only plays acoustic guitar throughout the album, and sings straight to the bone with his soul drenched vocal delivery. Highlights include songs associated with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Big Bill Broonzy, as well as a number of Hooker's own finest compositions. In addition to the original masterpiece, this remastered CD also contains 8 bonus tracks, including a number of solo recordings taped in different locations between 1952 and 1961.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Pride And Joy (2008)

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Pride And Joy (2008)

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Pride And Joy (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 894 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Blues | Label: Sony Bmg | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 14 Jan. 2008 | Runtime: 68min. | 4,19GB (DVD5)

With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre.

Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)

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Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)

Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 8 000 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Blues | Label: Geneon | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 8 July 1998 | Runtime: 56min. | 3,33GB (DVD5)

Muddy Waters was the leading exponent of Chicago blues in the Fifties, and with him, the blues came up from the Delta and went electric. His guitar licks and repertoire have fueled innumerable blues bands.

Marvin Gaye: Real Thing - In Performance 1964-1981 (2006)

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Marvin Gaye: Real Thing - In Performance 1964-1981 (2006)

Marvin Gaye: Real Thing - In Performance 1964-1981 (2006)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 445 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 448 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 755 kb/s, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 kb/s
Genre: Soul | Label: Hip-O Records | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 4 April 2006 | Runtime: 130min. | 7,42GB (DVD9)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

The smoothest voice in Motown soul returns in a classic collection of sixteen full-length performances captured live on American and European television and completely re-mastered for optimum image and sound quality.

Freddie King: Live In Concert Dallas Texas 1973 (2000)

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Freddie King: Live In Concert Dallas Texas 1973 (2000)

Freddie King: Live In Concert Dallas Texas 1973 (2000)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 764 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Blues | Label: Omnibus Video | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 1 Jan. 2000 | Runtime: 58min. | 2,89GB (DVD5)

On January 20, 1973, Freddie King and a tight quartet performed at a TV studio in Dallas, Texas. "It was humming in there," recalls director Jim Rowley. "Absolutely cooking." King was 38 and enjoying what he called "the Fillmore circuit" in America as well as the adulation of throngs (including adoring rock stars) in Europe, especially England.

John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000

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John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000

John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000
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Genre: Blues | Label: Vee-Jay/Collectables | # COL-CD-7103 | Time: 00:35:00

Vee Jay's 1964 album John Lee Hooker on Campus is titled to sound like a live recording but it isn't. As part of the Collectables Vee Jay reissue campaign, these 12 tracks originally tried to capitalize on Hooker's emergence on the coffeehouse/college tours he was involved in at the time. This is an electric album that contains excellent material from Hooker, even though the occasional background singers get in the way, attempting to modernize his gritty blues with a smoother soul sound. All of the Vee Jay reissues of John Lee Hooker material are worth having and are budget priced as a bonus.

Mahalia Jackson - Sings (2008)

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Mahalia Jackson - Sings (2008)

Mahalia Jackson - Sings (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 6 202 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Gospel, Blues | Label: Wienerworld Ltd | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 4 Feb. 2008 | Runtime: 53 min. | 2,51GB (DVD5)

General critical consensus holds Mahalia Jackson as the greatest gospel singer ever to live; a major crossover success whose popularity extended across racial divides, she was gospel's first superstar, and even decades after her death remains, for many listeners, a defining symbol of the music's transcendent power.

Memphis Slim & Roosevelt Sykes - Double-Barreled Boogie (1974)

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Memphis Slim & Roosevelt Sykes - Double-Barreled Boogie (1974)

Memphis Slim & Roosevelt Sykes - Double-Barreled Boogie (1974)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Maison De Blues, 982 242-2 | rec: 1971; rel: 2004 | 280Mb

Roosevelt Sykes was a major blues pianist-vocalist since the late 1920s, inspiring Memphis Slim who emerged a decade later. In 1970, they gathered in a recording studio in Paris and the results are both historic and delightful. Sykes and Slim reminisce about the old days, talk about the origin of some of their songs, and joke a bit.