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Robben Ford & The Blue Line - Mystic Mile (1993) [Re-Up]

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Robben Ford & The Blue Line - Mystic Mile (1993) [Re-Up]

Robben Ford & The Blue Line - Mystic Mile (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 439 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 00:55:57
Modern Electric Blues, Jazz-Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Stretch/GRP | # GRS 00082

Mystic Mile is an electric blues album by Robben Ford and the Blue Line, released in 1993. In this second record for Stretch Records, Ford shows a notorious growth as songwriter besides his outstanding virtuosity as a guitarist.

Ten Years After - All The Best (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Ten Years After - All The Best (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Ten Years After - All The Best (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 372 Mb
Label: EMI | # 50999 6 23594 2 9 | Time: 02:34:39 | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues, Classic Rock, Hard Rock

Hard-rocking British blues band led by virtuosic guitarist Alvin Lee and best known for their legendary Woodstock performance. 2012 Compilation. 34 Tracks. Including 3 BBC recordings, previously unavailable on CD.

Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness (2020)

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Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness (2020)

Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 392 Mb | Full Scans ~ 80 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock | 00:57:44 | Provogue #PRD 7590 2 | Unofficial Release

The life of a traveling blues musician isn't easy. The vocation is rife with loneliness, bad food, cheap hotels, and lack of sleep. Walter Trout is a survivor of that life (just barely). During the late 1960s and '70s, he worked the road with Big Mama Thorton, Joe Tex, and John Lee Hooker. In the 1980s, it was Canned Heat and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. He's led his own bands since 1990 and experienced cycles of triumph, tragedy, alcohol and narcotic addiction, and recovery from a near-fatal liver transplant that required two surgeries. Trout's dues are paid and then some. Ordinary Madness was produced by longtime collaborator Eric Corne and cut in analog at guitarist Robby Krieger's studio. Its many surprises reveal it to be unlike any other record in his large catalog.

Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)

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Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)

Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:40
Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Fuel | # 302 061 993 2

Curious, isn't it, how some of the greatest guitarists in post-war Blues history all shared the same regal surname? And entirely fitting. Freddie, Albert, and Earl King royally ruled the Blues kingdom with their brilliant innovations and seminal licks. All of them greatly impacted the Rock field as well. Eric Clapton cites Freddie as a major influence, while Stevie Ray Vaughan was an Albert acolyte. Jimi Hendrix did a dynamite version of Earl's 'Let The Good Times Roll.' These three kings of the electric Blues guitar played a mammoth role in defining the sound of post-war Blues guitar. Their influence remains monumental to this day.

Fleetwood Mac - Live in Helsinki (2020)

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Fleetwood Mac - Live in Helsinki (2020)

Fleetwood Mac - Live in Helsinki (2020)
FLAC tracks | 53:27 | 190 Mb
Genre: Blues, Classic Rock / Label: London Calling

Radio broadcast of an incredible performance live from Kultuuritalo, Helsinki. Fleetwood Mac gradually evolved from a pure blues outfit into one of the country’s most progressive acts. Their classic Then Play On album was released in September 1969, yielding the massive hit Oh Well. That month their busy schedule saw them making their third visit to Finland, where this blistering set, was performed and broadcast on local radio. It finds them tearing through some of their best-known songs, as well as several they never recorded in the studio, and is presented here together with background notes and images.

Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)

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Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)

Tab Benoit - The Sea Saint Sessions (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans ~ 122 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83573 | 00:54:31

Soulful singer and guitarist Tab Benoit has never made secret his devout allegiance to the Louisiana music tradition. With The Sea Saint Sessions, Benoit, ably assisted by several Crescent City stalwarts, takes his music back to the source, setting up shop at the famed hit factory to cook up a sonic gumbo that successfully recaptures the spontaneity of the classic Sea Saint sound. Benoit's guests conjure up some of the studio's old musical magic as "Big Chief" Monk Boudreaux infuses Mardi Gras Indian spirit into "Monk's Blues," Meter man George Porter Jr. funkifies "Making the Bend," and Cyrille Neville sings on his own "Plareen Man". But it is Benoit's distinctive guitar lines–somehow both supple and hard-edged–and the impeccable elasticity of his regular rhythm section that makes the music work. Most of the material is Benoit's own, although he pays tribute to Louisiana legend Guitar Slim with a take on the classic "Sufferin' Mind" and dips into the Howlin' Wolf songbook for a rendition of "Howlin' for My Darling".

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

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Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006) [Classics 1429]

Lionel Hampton - The Chronological Lionel Hampton: 1951-1953 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:29
Swing, Marimba Jazz, Vibraphone Jazz, Jazz-Blues | Label: Classics | # 1429

Here is the 12th volume in the complete chronological recordings of Lionel Hampton as reissued by the Classics label. It opens with Hamp's final five recordings for the MGM label, waxed in Los Angeles on October 17, 1951. This was a 20-piece big band using charts written by Quincy Jones, and the music it made feels much different from what's to be heard in the next leg of Lionel Hampton's odyssey, a Norman Granz-produced quartet session with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich, recorded in New York on September 2, 1953. While the big band sides are exciting and fun, with a hip vocal by Sonny Parker on "Don't Flee the Scene Salty" and a singalong routine led by Hamp on "Oh Rock," the quartet swings cohesively, stretching out for six, seven or nearly eleven minutes, for the LP era had begun and Norman Granz encouraged extended improvisations. The combination of Oscar Peterson and Lionel Hampton, whether cooking together on "Air Mail Special" or savoring the changes of a ballad like "The Nearness of You" made spirits to soar and sparks to fly.

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

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VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 874 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 395 Mb | Scans ~ 35 Mb | 02:52:09
Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 193/95-2

This three-CD set documents some historic country-blues performances by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Bukka White, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Mance Lipscomb. The urban side of things is well represented by Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters with Otis Spann, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Chambers Brothers turning in a riveting rendition of “See See Rider.” Included here are 11 previously unreleased tracks. A must for acoustic-blues fans.

Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007) Recorded 1977

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Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007) Recorded 1977

Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, & James Cotton - Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down (2007)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Epic, Legacy | # 88697 07283 2 | 00:59:22

Muddy Waters had his second coming 30 years ago, when longtime friend and disciple Johnny Winter and his Blue Sky label returned him–after a series of listless recordings aimed at the rock audience–to the raw, powerful authenticity of his timeless Chess material with a series of powerful albums. Beginning with 1977's acclaimed Hard Again, a subsequent tour produced Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live, recorded onstage in Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia with Muddy's band, Winter, and harmonica player/vocalist James Cotton. Enough live material remained for Legacy to release an expanded version with an entire second disc of unissued concert material. It seems even that wasn't the end. This collection returns again to those remarkable concerts, featuring Muddy on five tracks, among them a rousing "I Can't Be Satisfied," "Trouble No More," "Caldonia," and the closing "Got My Mojo Workin'." Winter and Cotton are no less powerful, Cotton redoing Jackie Brenston's hit "Rocket '88'" and Winter ripping up John Lee Hooker's "I Done Got Over It" and "Mama Talk to Your Daughter."

Esther Phillips - I'm A Bad Girl (2020)

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Esther Phillips - I'm A Bad Girl (2020)

Esther Phillips - I'm A Bad Girl (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:26:18 | 406 Mb
Genre: Soul, Jazz, Blues / Label: Excess Music

Esther Phillips was perhaps too versatile for her own good, at least commercially speaking; while she was adept at singing blues, early R&B, gritty soul, jazz, straight-up pop, disco, and even country, her record companies often lacked a clear idea of how to market her, which prevented her from reaching as wide an audience as she otherwise might have.

Johnny Winter - I'm a Bluesman (2004) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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Johnny Winter - I'm a Bluesman (2004) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Johnny Winter - I'm a Bluesman (2004) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans ~ 168 Mb
Label: Virgin Records | # VJCP-68507 | Time: 00:55:34
Modern Electric Blues, Slide Guitar, Blues-Rock

Japanese pressing of the blues legend's 2004 album includes one bonus track 'Headed For Hard Times'. The album is a mixture of original songs and covers of blues standards. As the album's title suggests, the songs have strong emphasis on traditional electric blues over the blues-rock elements on some previous Winter albums. I'm a Bluesman was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set

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VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set

VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set
Featuring: T-Bone Walker, Guitar Slim, Smiley Lewis, Boo Breeding, Pee Wee Crayton

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 685 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 585 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
New Orleans Blues, New Orleans R&B | Label: JSP | # JSP7773 | Time: 04:15:37

JSP's New Orleans Guitar compiles four CDs of performances by Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, and T-Bone Walker. It's hard to go wrong with these 102 recordings cut between 1947 and 1955. The tracks have been remastered, making the majority of this material sound great. Unlike other packages of this type, the liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and a concise history without going on ad nauseam. As an extra bonus this is a budget-priced set, making it highly recommended, especially for the blues novice.

Billy Strings - McHenry Outdoor Theater, McHenry, IL 9-17-2020 (2020)

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Billy Strings - McHenry Outdoor Theater, McHenry, IL 9-17-2020 (2020)

Billy Strings - McHenry Outdoor Theater, McHenry, IL 9-17-2020 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 2:11:30 | 627 Mb
Genre: Country, Folk, Bluegrass / Label: Self Release

Billy Strings has been hailed as the future of bluegrass, transcending tradition and genre with his high velocity, flat-picking guitar technique and intense, confessional songwriting. HOME, Strings’ remarkable second studio album, is undoubtedly the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist’s bravest excursion thus far, completely rewiring bluegrass with elements of punk, country, folk rock, and genuine psychedelic exploration to fashion something altogether his own.

Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - 1947-1949 (2000)

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Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - 1947-1949 (2000)

Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra - 1947-1949 (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 171 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Blues, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1115)

The Buddy Johnson Orchestra was one of the few big bands that were able to stay together during the second half of the 1940s. They did that by featuring the vocals of Ella Johnson and Arthur Prysock, leaning towards R&B at times and hinting at (but not outright playing) bebop. This CD has the music from Johnson's last three sessions of 1947 and his three 1949 dates; the 1948 recording strike caused a gap. There were no major soloists in the band, but the musicianship was high, the vocalists (heard along with Buddy Johnson himself on all but four numbers) were excellent and there was plenty of spirit.

B.B. King - Lucille (1968) Reissue 1997 [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - Lucille (1968) Reissue 1997 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Lucille (1968) Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Memphis Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD36 | 00:37:17

A decent but short (nine songs) late '60s set, with somewhat sparser production than he'd employ with the beefier arrangements of the "Thrill Is Gone" era. Brass and stinging guitar plays a part on all of the songs, leading off with the eight-minute title track, a spoken narrative about his famous guitar.