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Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)

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Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)

Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Label: A&M Records | # 31454 0984 2 | Time: 00:52:53
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues

When reviewers heard teen-aged Jonny Lang's debut album of 1997, Lie to Me, many of them commented on how mature the blues singer/guitarist sounded for his age. Similarly, Lang's second album, Wander This World, often sounds like it could have been the work of a man of 30. With David Z. (known for his work with Prince) producing, the Midwesterner delivers an exciting sophomore effort that has as much to do with soul, funk, and rock as it does with actual blues. Far from a purist, Lang takes an approach that is best described as Albert Collins, B.B. King, and Luther Allison by way of Otis Redding, Stax Records, and Eric Clapton. While "Angel of Mercy" and the moody "Cherry Red Wine" demonstrate his mastery of the 12-bar format, most of the other selections aren't actual 12-bar blues, but rather Southern-style soul, funk, or rock with a wealth of blues feeling. Lovers of 1960s Memphis soul should appreciate "Walking Away" and "Second Guessing," while "The Levee" and "Still Rainin'" have more of a rock orientation.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) {Reissue} Re-Up

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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) {Reissue} Re-Up

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 310 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Epic #EPC 460951 2

Texas Flood is the first studio album by the American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, released on June 13, 1983 by Epic Records. The album was named after a cover featured on the album "Texas Flood", recorded by blues singer Larry Davis in 1958. Produced by the band and recording engineer Richard Mullen, it was recorded in only three days at Jackson Browne's personal recording studio in Los Angeles. Vaughan wrote six of the ten tracks on Texas Flood. The album peaked at #38 on the Billboard 200 chart immediately after its release. It went platinum in Canada and double-platinum in the United States.

Walter Trout Band - Tellin' Stories (1994)

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Walter Trout Band - Tellin' Stories (1994)

Walter Trout Band - Tellin' Stories (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 478 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 180 Mb
Full Scans ~ 117 Mb | 01:14:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Silvertone Records #74321 19354 2

New Jersey-born blues-rocker Walter Trout spent decades as an ace sideman, playing guitar behind the likes of John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, and Joe Tex. In 1981, he was also tapped to replace the late Bob Hite in Canned Heat, remaining with the venerable group through the middle of the decade. While filling in one night for an ailing John Mayall, Trout (also a Bluesbreaker for some five years) was spotted by a Danish concert promoter who agreed to finance a solo tour. Assembling his own backing band, he released his debut LP in 1990, Life in the Jungle, trailed a year later by Prisoner of a Dream. Albums including 1992's Live (No More Fish Jokes), 1994's Tellin' Stories, and 1997's Positively Beale Street followed.

John Lee Hooker - 20 Greatest Hits (1988) {Blue City}

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John Lee Hooker - 20 Greatest Hits (1988) {Blue City}

John Lee Hooker - 20 Greatest Hits (1988) {Blue City}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 227 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 119 mb
Genre: blues

20 Greatest Hits are presented here from blues guitarist and singer John Lee Hooker. This was released in 1988 by Blue City.

Johnny Heartsman - The Touch (1991)

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Johnny Heartsman - The Touch (1991)

Johnny Heartsman - The Touch (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 368 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4800)

Few electric bluesman have been more versatile than Johnny Heartsman, and that versatility is impossible miss on The Touch. Recorded when Heartsman was 54, this unpredictable CD finds the singer incorporating soul and funk as well as rock and jazz and playing guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and flute. Heartsman (who shouldn't be confused with the late jazz singer Johnny Hartman) gets into a soul-minded groove on "Got to Find My Baby" and "You're so Fine," while "Attitude," "Walkin' Blues," and "Paint My Mailbox Blue" favor a hard-swinging blues/jazz approach à la Jimmy Witherspoon. Those jazz-influenced selections make it sound like Heartsman is backed by a soul-jazz organ combo, but in fact, there is no organist on this CD-rather, Heartsman uses his keyboards to emulate a Jimmy Smith/Jack McDuff type of Hammond B-3 sound…

VA - Muddy Waters 100 (2015)

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VA - Muddy Waters 100 (2015)

VA - Muddy Waters 100 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Raisin' Music | # RM2015 | Time: 00:53:31

.This official and authorized centennial tribute to Muddy Waters is a once-in-a-lifetime CD event that celebrates, commemorates and contributes the musical legacy of this American icon. With 15 newly-recorded songs, Muddy Waters 100 features Muddy Waters Band alumni and many of today s most preeminent American blues and roots artists, including Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton, Bob Margolin, Keb Mo, John Primer, Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, and others… The CD is contained in a collectible CD-sized hard-cover book with 48 pages illustrated with black and white photography by some of the greatest photographers of Muddy's time: Don Bronstein, Ray Flerlage, Paul Natkin, Marc Pokempner, Art Shay and D. Shigley, among others. Also included is an original essay by Robert Gordon, Grammy-winning author of the definitive Muddy Waters biography "Can't Be Satisfied - The Life and Times of Muddy Waters".

Marty Grebb - Smooth Sailin' (1999)

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Marty Grebb - Smooth Sailin' (1999)

Marty Grebb - Smooth Sailin' (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 416 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 181 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B / Soul-Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Contemporary Blues
Telarc #CD-83478

Smooth Sailin' is the debut release by multi-instrumentalist Marty Grebb. Back in the mid-'60s, Grebb was a founding member of the pop band the Buckinghams, and was also a backup musician who played with the Dells, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, and Willie Nelson, to name a few. On his Telarc debut, Grebb plays piano, B-3, a bevy of saxophones, and guitar, and also handles lead vocals. He surrounds himself with high-profile guests, including Raitt, Taj Mahal, Steve Cropper, Amos Garrett, and Rick Braun. The 13 tunes are all originals by Grebb or are co-written by him, and range from horn-saturated soul-blues, lazy New Orleans grooves, and gospel-funk to smooth radio-ready contemporary blues.

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998) [Re-Up]

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Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998) [Re-Up]

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:53:05
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Silvertone | # 01241-41629-2

Last Time Around – Live At Legends is a fitting farewell to the late, great Junior Wells and his partnership, friendship and kinship with Buddy Guy that lasted decades. The album is a historic release in many ways. It reunites two blues legends who began their unique association in the 1950s. The album was recorded live in March 1993 at Buddy Guy's world-famous Chicago blues mecca Legends, and it's an acoustic document of many classic songs that made both Wells and Guy legends in their own right, such as "She's Alright" and "I've Been There," along with other classic blues standards such as "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Key to the Highway," all delivered with a looseness and power that define both Guy and Wells. It also marks the last time the two ever played together.

Joe Cocker - Hymn For My Soul (2008)

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Joe Cocker - Hymn For My Soul (2008)

Joe Cocker - Hymn For My Soul (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 271 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Full Scans ~ 127 Mb | 00:41:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blues | Fantasy #FCD-30398

The very title of Joe Cocker's Hymn for My Soul suggests that this, his 2007 studio album, is a gospel affair, or at least something inspired by faith – something that isn't true to the letter, yet there is something true about the spirit of this sentiment, for these are songs that serve as a tonic to Cocker's soul. He's pulled songs from several familiar sources – Stevie Wonder, George Harrison, Bob Dylan – and found other newer songs that share a similar sentiment, offering reassuring thoughts in troubled times. While nobody could ever claim that this album – produced by Ethan Johns, son of Glyn – has any grit, it nevertheless is warmer than recent Cocker discs, boasting a soulful heart (even if it has been polished and cleaned until it sparkles). If this isn't enough to bring long-straying Cocker fans back into the fold, it nevertheless is his best record in recent memory, and will satisfy those who have been looking for nothing more than a good, solid album from him, which this surely is.

Lefty Dizz - Ain't It Nice To Be Loved [Recorded 1989] (1995)

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Lefty Dizz - Ain't It Nice To Be Loved [Recorded 1989] (1995)

Lefty Dizz - Ain't It Nice To Be Loved [Recorded 1989] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 380 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JSP Records (JSPCD 259)

Lefty Dizz had a great reputation amongst those in the know but had rarely left Chicago. So, when a UK tour was planned, a proven formula was used: get the record made in Chicago, use it to secure tour dates, then use the tour to promote the album. So this wonderful record was made - Blues of great depth and passion - raw and powerful. And Carey Bell and his sons were on hand to supply the tightest of support.

Robben Ford - Keep On Running (2003) [Re-Up]

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Robben Ford - Keep On Running (2003) [Re-Up]

Robben Ford - Keep On Running (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 416 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Label: Concord Records | # CCD-2187-2 | Time: 00:49:07
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Jazz-Blues, Blues-Rock

On his second album for the Concord Jazz label, guitarist Robben Ford stays pretty much to the formula of Blue Moon from 2001. He concentrates on playing, singing, and covering great songs (and even writes a few) with interesting arrangements, inspired solos, and crisp, clean production that lets the song shine through the players. Much has been made of Ford's eclecticism and that is reflected in his choice of material here, though he never strays from the blues or R&B into jazz or fusion. Ford's selection of session players reflects his divergent interests as well: Edgar Winter appears on saxophone, while John Mayall and Ivan Neville guest along with horn bosses Bob Malach and Dan Fornero and Ford's road band. Opening the set with the title track, written by soul man Jackie Edwards, Ford lays out his formula immediately: a tight horn chart for tenor and baritone saxes, as well as trumpet; a crystal clear, expressive vocal delivery; and Ford's signature stinging guitar in the solo break lifts proceedings off on the up tip.

Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions (1993) [Re-Up]

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Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions (1993) [Re-Up]

Freddy King - Blues Guitar Hero: The Influential Early Sessions (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:08:59
Electric Texas Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Ace | # CDCHD 454

Of the Three 'Kings' of the blues (BB, Albert and Freddy), Freddy King is perhaps the least well known these days. He enjoyed cross-over success with the white rock audiences of the 70s (hitting with albums for Cotillion, RSO and Shelter and touring extensively - his 'live' LP for German label Crosscut is about the closest thing to heavy metal blues imaginable). Yet his death from hepatitis in 1976 robbed Freddy of the kind of acclaim that the current blues revival has given BB, Albert and John Lee Hooker. There was a time, though, in the mid-'60s when his singles were among the most influential in blues, particularly for British and European audiences. His instrumental singles Hideaway and Drivin' Sideways were issued on Sue and covered by every white blues group that knew what was really happening on the R&B scene.

Chris Rea - Blue Street (Five Guitars) (2003) [Re-Up]

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Chris Rea - Blue Street (Five Guitars) (2003) [Re-Up]

Chris Rea - Blue Street (Five Guitars) (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans ~ 208 Mb
Blues, Jazz-Blues, Guitar Jazz | Label: JazzeeBlue | # JBLUE CD03 | Time: 00:47:29

Liberated from the shackles of major-label demands and the strictures of other people's expectations, Chris Rea has nailed his newly unadulterated colours–the blues, of course–firmly to the mast on the eloquently tranquil jazz of Blue Street, the follow-up to his corner-turning personal exorcism Dancing Down the Stony Road and one of four simultaneous releases on his newly created and independently minded Jazzee Blue label. Unashamedly self-satisfying, as chilled-out as a cool pool on a baking summer's day and almost entirely instrumental (the vocals do finally appear on "Still Going to a Go Go", one of those time-honoured hoarse-throated cogitations on the way life deals the cards) this is another refined offering from a man who just loves the sweet, slow sounds of collectable vintage guitars and whose former role as the archdeacon of the drivetime adult-rock chorus seems strangely distant.

Johnny B. Moore - Troubled World (1997)

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Johnny B. Moore - Troubled World (1997)

Johnny B. Moore - Troubled World (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE-701)

Although still thought of by some as one of the “young turks” on the Chicago blues scene, Johnny B. Moore has more experience than many “grizzled veterans”, with over a quarter century as a professional and countless recording sessions under his belt. This talented and versatile guitarist has previously lent his talents to Delmark releases by Willie Kent, Bonnie Lee and Karen Carroll; Troubled World is his second release for the label as a leader; his first was Live at Blue Chicago. With his Mississippi roots and solid commitment to Chicago's West Side blues sound, Johnny B. Moore has much in common with Johnny Littlejohn and Magic Sam - two of his mentors. Like those artists, Moore's blues is hard-edged, quirky, and beautiful. Troubled World captures him at his best.

James Harman - Bonetime (2015)

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James Harman - Bonetime (2015)

James Harman - Bonetime (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Electro-Fi | # Electro-Fi 3444 | Time: 00:51:38

Blues Legend James Harman returns with his Electro-Fi Records debut, Bonetime his first new Studio release in 12 years. It's been worth the wait as James lays down his patented vocal and harmonica work on a dozen new and original tracks. Joining James on Bonetime is an All Star crew of artists: Nathan James, Junior Watson, Kid Ramos, Candye Kane, Gene Taylor, Jeff Turmes and Kirk Fletcher. Bonetime is a high water mark in the career of a man who's been singing, playing and writing inspired Blues music since 1962. Watch for Bonetime and James Harman to be doing big things in 2015. (37th Blues Music Award Nominee - Album of the Year).