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Ana Popovic - Hush! (2001)

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Ana Popovic - Hush! (2001)

Ana Popović - Hush! (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Ruf | # ruf 1063 | Time: 00:53:56

While the U.S., Britain, and to a lesser extent Canada don't have a stranglehold on the blues, these countries account for the majority of music being produced in that genre. Therefore, when someone from a different nationality releases a strong album in the States, it usually makes news, at least in the rarefied blues universe. Born and raised in Yugoslavia, Ana Popovic would seem to have been brought up in an unusual area to soak in the deep soul, robust swamp rock, and husky R&B she reveals on her first album. But music is a universal language, and Popovic, along with noted blues-rock producer Jim Gaines, has delivered a rugged, confident, and eclectic debut that showcases the artist's many strengths (especially on slide guitar) in songs that shift from jazz ("I Won't Let You Down," "Minute 'Til Dawn") to deep funk (an innovative cover of Tom Waits' "Downtown") and soulful pop ("How Lonely Can a Woman Get?"). With a husky, sensuous voice similar to the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, she digs into these tunes with authority, even if English isn't her first language.

Billy Boy Arnold - The Blues Soul Of (2014)

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Billy Boy Arnold - The Blues Soul Of (2014)

Billy Boy Arnold - The Blues Soul Of (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 409 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans ~ 62 Mb | 00:59:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Stony Plain Records #SPCD 1378

Billy Boy Arnold is one of the last of the legendary Chicago Blues harmonica players. In addition to his solo releases, he recorded with Bo Diddley in the Fifties and has been covered by David Bowie, The Yardbirds and The Blasters. Produced by Duke Robillard and backed by stellar musicians, including the Roomful Of Blues Horns, this release showcases a brilliant artist still in his prime. Billy Boy was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2013. "Billy Boy Arnold's talent as a songwriter, singer, harp master and blues historian is still in full swing and here, on this album, he demonstrates his flair and love for many different facets of the blues. This recording is surely a remarkable achievement." - Duke Robillard

Billy Boy Arnold - Boogie 'N' Shuffle (2001)

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Billy Boy Arnold - Boogie 'N' Shuffle (2001)

Billy Boy Arnold - Boogie 'N' Shuffle (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans ~ 46 Mb | 01:03:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Harmonica Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Stony Plain Reacords #SPCD 1266

At this point in his career, harmonica legend Billy Boy Arnold could just coast on his Chicago blues laurels, rehashing his old tunes and tricks whenever he decides to cut a new album. But fortunately, Arnold doesn't buy into shortcuts, and neither does his producer for this session, Duke Robillard. On Boogie 'n' Shuffle, Arnold really lets it rip – not only in the John Lee Williamson tradition he's well-known for, but also in the R&B traditions of Ray Charles and Jimmy McCracklin. Robillard's band is certainly up to the task, seamlessly switching from flashy soul grooves ("Home in Your Heart") to lazy Jimmy Reed-styled boogies ("Come Here Baby") to Delta blues barrelhouse ("Greenville").

Rick Vito - Lucky in Love: The Best of Rick Vito (2009)

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Rick Vito - Lucky in Love: The Best of Rick Vito (2009)

Rick Vito - Lucky in Love: The Best of Rick Vito (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 523 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:56
Blues-Rock, Blues, Roots Rock, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Hypertension | # HYP 9268

Lucky in Love: The Best of Rick Vito is a compilation album by former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito. This 19-song collection features some of Rick's finest work from all seven of his solo CDs. If you love great slide-blues guitar, roots-rock, and soulfully-crafted songs and vocals, you need this CD!

Ray Wylie Hubbard - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenmer Hint There is no C (2010) {Bordello Records BOR 10-002}

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Ray Wylie Hubbard - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenmer Hint There is no C (2010) {Bordello Records BOR 10-002}

Ray Wylie Hubbard - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenmer Hint There is no C (2010) {Bordello Records BOR 10-002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 284 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Bordello Records | BOR 10-002
Blues / Country Blues / Texas Blues

Texas songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard pushed life to the margin and lived to sing about it. In the process, his songs now possess the tenderness of a poet, the empathy of a historian, and the raw nerve of a card shark. On 2009’s A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C), he adds "mythmaker" to his songwriting qualities. Hubbard strips his music to the bone here, and uses the Mississippi Delta blues tradition to his own ends. His music is raw yet utterly contemporary and crafted. Snarling acoustic, slide, and electric guitars played bottleneck style, dirty mandolins, pots, pans, stomp boxes, basses, organs, harmoniums, drums, rattles, shakers, and tambourines are the instruments that fuel this impressive collection.

Bernard Allison Group - Hang On! (1993)

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Bernard Allison Group - Hang On! (1993)

Bernard Allison Group - Hang On! (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 407 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 151 Mb
Full Scans ~ 35 Mb | 01:03:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Inak #INAK 9017 CD

One of the earliest Bernard Allison albums, recorded in 1992 and reissued in late 2001 (unfortunately complete with its original tacky cover art), is a middling effort from a talented bluesman who hadn't found his niche. Recorded live in the studio with his dad Luther's band in Paris, where they were living at the time, Bernard compensates for his lack of direction by playing very loud and very fast. While the band of pros keeps the music simmering, Allison's gruff voice and aggressive approach make the songs often seem like bluesy Southern rock instead of the electrified Chicago blues that his dad epitomized. Certainly the younger Allison was grieving the then-recent death of Stevie Ray Vaughan, as tunes like "Missing Stevie," the title track (which edges dangerously close to Deep Purple territory), and the closing ten-minute "Voodoo Chile Medley" (which includes excerpts from Lonnie Mack's "Wham" and Vaughan's "Testify") attest.

Peter Green Splinter Group - Time Traders (2001) + Reaching the Cold 100 (2003) [2007 2CD Set]

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Peter Green Splinter Group - Time Traders (2001) + Reaching the Cold 100 (2003) [2007 2CD Set]

Peter Green Splinter Group - Time Traders (2001) + Reaching the Cold 100 (2003) [2007 2CD Set]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 928 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 358 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: Snapper Music, Recall 2cd | # SMDCD593 | 02:23:35

This release combines two studio albums from the Peter Green Splinter Group 'Time Traders' from 2001 and 'Reaching The Cold 100' from 2003. Peter Green's status as a blues guitarist is second to none. With first John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and then Fleetwood Mac, he created an extraordinary body of work which established his reputation. Time Traders and Reaching The Cold 100 were the last studio recordings by the Peter Green Splinter Group, which operated from 1997 to 2004 and in contrast to their earlier albums they feature entirely original compositions by members of the group. These are two great albums worthy of inclusion in any fan's collection.

Billy Boy Arnold - Ten Million Dollars (1984) {1995, Reissue}

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Billy Boy Arnold - Ten Million Dollars (1984) {1995, Reissue}

Billy Boy Arnold - Ten Million Dollars (1984) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 313 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Harmonica Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Evidence Music #ECD 26061-2

Recording opportunities were scarce for Arnold stateside in 1984. But over in France, Black & Blue welcomed the harpist into their studios to cut this set, backed by guitarist Jimmy Johnson's professional outfit. Only a handful of originals here; the set is predominated by hoary standards such as "My Babe," "Just a Little Bit," "Last Night," and "I Done Got Over It" (but at least they're played with a bit more panache than usual).

Tommy Castro, Jimmy Hall, Lloyd Jones - Triple Trouble (2003)

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Tommy Castro, Jimmy Hall, Lloyd Jones - Triple Trouble (2003)

Tommy Castro, Jimmy Hall, Lloyd Jones - Triple Trouble (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83585 | Time: 00:52:24

All-star jams can go two ways. They either turn out a muddled mess, or inspire everyone involved to new heights of musical synergy. Fortunately for blues, R&B, and soul fans, Triple Trouble belongs firmly in the latter category. It helps that Castro, Jones (guitar), and Hall (sax, harmonica) have different strengths, which complement one another nicely. It also helps having the renowned Double Trouble on board; one couldn't ask for a tighter, tastier backup band. Together, this group ranges all over the musical map, from traditionally-inflected blues ("Raised in the Country") to James Brown-style funk ("Cold Funk"). With Telarc Records clean, crisp production every note comes out clear, showcasing these three artists to their best advantage. They might not be superstars, but they've got their mojo workin'.

Rory Gallagher - Kickback City (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Rory Gallagher - Kickback City (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Rory Gallagher - Kickback City (2013) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 873 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 345 Mb | Scans ~ 148 Mb
Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Sony/Capo/Legacy | # 88883764062 | 02:30:58

Kickback City is a unique immersive album inspired by the crime noir passion and music of Rory Gallagher. Featuring a specially compiled album of Rory Gallagher’s best crime novel influenced music; the stunning package also includes an exclusive new novella by Ian Rankin fully illustrated by graphic artist Timothy Truman. This unique immersive album also includes a special narration of the story by actor Aidan Quinn. Inspired by Rory Gallagher’s passion for crime novels, ‘Kickback City’ is a creative collaboration combining the words of Ian Rankin, the illustrations of Timothy Truman and of course the music of Rory Gallagher. The result is a brand new kind of concept album – a must have for fans of Rory Gallagher, Ian Rankin, graphic novels and newcomers alike. Kickback City is a deluxe hardcover book style package including 3 CDs, the 44 page novella ‘The Lie Factory’ and 4 ‘crime’ scene postcards.

VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs

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VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs

VA - Boogie Uproar: Gems From The Peacock Vaults (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 519 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 338 Mb | Scans included
Texas Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD241 | Time: 02:16:39

The formation of Peacock Records in late 1949 dates back to an event nearly three years earlier when a young guitarist called Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown saw his chance to grab the spotlight - and took it with both hands! 'Gate' had never been backward in coming forward. When legendary bluesman T-Bone Walker fell ill in mid-performance, he leapt up, picked up the guitar left on the stage and started playing his own 'Gatemouth Boogie'. 15 minutes later a star was born. The owner of the club, Don Robey, ensured the young upstart put his autograph on a management contact. Robey would eventually found Peacock Records to release his music, and that's where the label's history starts.

Gary Moore - Bad For You Baby (2008) {Japan 1-st Press}

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Gary Moore - Bad For You Baby (2008) {Japan 1-st Press}

Gary Moore - Bad For You Baby (2008) {Japan 1-st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 447 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 174 Mb
Full Scans | 00:59:58 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Victor #VICP-64527

Bad for You Baby is a 2008 album by Northern Irish blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Gary Moore. It features a similar hard rock influenced sound in comparison to the artist's previous releases over the past several years before, with two songs best known for their Muddy Waters' done versions being covered by Moore. The release also notably includes collaborative work with musicians Cassie Taylor and Otis Taylor. It is the last studio album recorded by Moore; he died on 6 February 2011.

Slim Harpo - Buzzin' The Blues: The Complete Slim Harpo (2015) {5CD Box Set, Bear Family BCD 17339 EK}

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Slim Harpo - Buzzin' The Blues: The Complete Slim Harpo (2015) {5CD Box Set, Bear Family BCD 17339 EK}

Slim Harpo - Buzzin' The Blues: The Complete Slim Harpo (2015) {5CD Box Set, Bear Family BCD 17339 EK}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.56 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 935 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Bear Family | BCD 17339 EK
Blues / Electric Blues / Harmonica Blues / Swamp Blues

Back when the Rolling Stones were proud to be the voice of revolt and Mick Jagger was as far away from his knighthood as Zayn Malik is from a seat in the House of Lords, they were, very occasionally, modest, not to say humble. A couple years after cutting their eponymous first album in 1964, chock full of covers of blues and rhythm and blues songs by black artists including a buzz-toned slice of anthropomorphism about our favourite honey-making insect, Jagger told Rolling Stone magazine: “You could say that we did blues to turn people on, but why they would be turned on by us is unbelievably stupid. I mean what's the point in listening to us doing ‘I’m a King Bee’ when you can hear Slim Harpo do it?”

Alvin Lee - The Last Show (2013)

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Alvin Lee - The Last Show (2013)

Alvin Lee - The Last Show (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 569 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues, Rock & Roll | Label: Rainman | # RM13022 | 01:19:07

Most famous for his vocal and guitar work in the group Ten Years After, Alvin Lee had a long solo career after the band dispersed, still working in the hard rock, rockabilly, and British blues style that TYA did until his sudden death in Spain in the spring of 2013. This set captures his last live show, a concert held in Raalte, Holland, on May 28, 2012, with a crisp rhythm section of Pete Pritchard on bass and Richard Newman on drums. The show was recorded, and although it wasn't recorded to be an official release, Lee was pleased with the performance and authorized its release, not knowing, of course, that it would be his swan song.

Amos Garrett - Off The Floor Live! (1996)

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Amos Garrett - Off The Floor Live! (1996)

Amos Garrett - Off The Floor Live! (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 444 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 164 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Voodoo Records (VDCD 113)

This is the first live album of this Canadian guitar virtuoso with the wonderful mellow baritone voice (mindful of foggy nights on the West Coast). Amos Garrett and his band, the Eh Team, are in great shape here, just moving along and laying down a very satisfying and moving groove. The many forms of the blues - from laid-back big-band jump blues to the big-city Chicago sound, country blues, and rip-out-the-stops electric blues - are all displayed here, with Garrett's rich voice and stunning guitar work leading everything along. This is no pick-up band. After playing together for ten years, their grown-together familiarity is apparent all throughout the disc, and they also get their individual chances to shine in many places. Ron Casat ably takes the vocal chores on his writing contribution, "Looking for a Sign"…