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Otis Rush - Troubles, Troubles (1978) [The Sonet Blues Story Series] Expanded Remastered 2005

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Otis Rush - Troubles, Troubles (1978) [The Sonet Blues Story Series] Expanded Remastered 2005

Otis Rush - Troubles, Troubles (1978) [The Sonet Blues Story Series] 2005
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Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Universal Music AB | # B0007211-02 | 00:54:09

Troubles, Troubles was originally recorded for Sonet, but is probably better known through its re-release as Lost in the Blues by Alligator. Lost in the Blues was justifiably criticized because of the decision to have Lucky Peterson overdub a bunch of keyboards in order to give it a more "contemporary" (read: more "Alligator") sound. This release is of the original album (with a couple bonus alternate takes) without all the overdubbing, and is a vast improvement over the Alligator version. But how does it stand as an Otis Rush album? It's a very good set – perhaps "comfortable" says it best – recorded with Rush's longstanding band of Bob Levis on rhythm guitar, Bob Stroger on bass, and Jesse Lewis Green on drums (despite what the package says).

Jimmy Johnson - Bar Room Preacher (1983)

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Jimmy Johnson - Bar Room Preacher (1983)

Jimmy Johnson - Bar Room Preacher (1983)
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Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4744 | Time: 00:41:22

Unlike his Delmark sets, almost everything on this set (first issued in France on Black & Blue) is a cover (only the observant "Heap See" boasts original lyrics). Still, "Barroom Preacher" stands as the Chicago guitarist's most satisfying and consistent album, as he deals out gorgeous, shimmering versions of "Little by Little, " "Cold, Cold Feeling, " and "You Don't Know What Love Is" tailored to his soaring vocals and twisting guitar riffs (ominous minor keys often play a role in his rearrangements).

Bryan Lee - Heat Seeking Missile (1995)

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Bryan Lee - Heat Seeking Missile (1995)

Bryan Lee - Heat Seeking Missile (1995)
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Modern Electric Blues | Justin Time Records #Just 77-2

Bryan Lee had an avid interest in early Rock and Roll and Blues Music which was fostered through the 1950’s late night listening sessions from the Nashville Music radio stations such as WLAC. This is where Lee was first introduced to the sounds of Elmore James, T-Bone Walker and many other influential bluesmen. The man now known as “Braille Blues Daddy” started out playing for Midwest crowds at the early age of 15. In the late 1950’s, Bryan Lee opened for Bill Haley & The Comets with his band "The Glaciers" performing cover music of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard. By the early 1960’s and throughout the 1970’s, Bryan Lee’s musical interest turned to the sound of Chicago Blues while touring throughout the Midwest. He was heavily influenced by Chicago Bluesmen Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Hubert Sumlin and Freddie King.

VA - The Blues White Album (2002)

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VA - The Blues White Album (2002)

VA - The Blues White Album (2002)
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Blues, R&B | Telarc #CD-83553

This is not a new idea: in 2001 the English label Indigo produced a collection of Beatles songs by British and American blues artists. That was patchy, and so is this. The Beatles' heavy-handed treatment of "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" was intended (surely?) to be a joke, so for Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers to roll it flat like a steamroller is kind of missing the point. Pity it's the first track. In fact it's a pity the whole album wasn't reshuffled, because the best stuff only begins to appear about halfway through. Maria Muldaur's reading of "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da" leeches out all its cuteness, Chris Duarte's guitar-playing in "I'm So Tired" belies the title, Charlie Musselwhite and Colin Linden go arm-in-arm with harmonica and guitar to take "Dear Prudence" for a long walk and Linden also makes a pretty country blues in the style of Mississippi John Hurt out of "Blackbird".

Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues (2018) PROPER

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Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues (2018) PROPER

Billy F Gibbons - The Big Bad Blues (2018)
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Boogie Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock | Concord Records #CRE00746

Perfectamundo, the 2015 solo debut from Billy F. Gibbons, found the ZZ Top majordomo indulging in his fascination with Cuban music, which meant that it felt fundamentally different than his main gig. The same can't quite be said of Big Bad Blues, its 2018 follow-up. Working with a band featuring drummer Matt Sorum, guitarist Austin Hanks, harpist James Harman, and bassist Joe Hardy, Gibbons dives deep into blues and boogie that's been at the foundation of ZZ Top since their first album in 1971. Superficially, Gibbons is covering the same ground, but having Big Bad Blues as a busman's holiday does significantly change the feel, particularly in regards to rhythm. Sorum and Hardy provide a looser foundation than Frank Beard and Dusty Hill, which lets Gibbons slither a bit more, plus it's fun to hear him have foils in Harman and Hanks. Fun is the keystone for Big Bad Blues.

Celso Salim Band - Mama's Hometown (2018)

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Celso Salim Band - Mama's Hometown (2018)

Celso Salim Band - Mama's Hometown (2018)
Electric Blues | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 42:00 | 268 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Wide Track Recordings | Tracks: 9 | Rls.date: 2018

Brazilian guitarist, Celso Salim continues to channel the soul of American Blues with his namesake band in his new and truly inspiring album, Mama’s Hometown, due for release on September 28 thfrom Wide Track Records. There are a lot of reasons why Salim is a multi-award winning musician and widely acknowledged Blues master on both sides of the equator, and you’ll find plenty of them on this almost too short nine-song collection. The album is produced by Mike Hightower and Celso Salim.

Mighty Joe Young - Mighty Joe Young (2002)

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Mighty Joe Young - Mighty Joe Young (2002)

Mighty Joe Young - Mighty Joe Young (2002)
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Electric Chicago Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5073 | 00:47:08

Blind Pig's 2002 release Mighty Joe Young is a compilation that picks from Mighty Joe Young's Ovation releases Chicken Heads (1974) and Mighty Joe Young (1976). These are generally considered to be among Young's best work, yet they have been out of print for years and never have appeared on CD. Thankfully, this collection picks the 12 best tracks from these records, bringing back into circulation the work that showcases Young at his best. While it would have been nice to have these two albums in their entirety in their original running order, the music is so good and so rare, it's nice just to have it out officially, since this is the place to go to hear him at his best.

Bob Margolin - Bob Margolin (2018)

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Bob Margolin - Bob Margolin (2018)

Bob Margolin - Bob Margolin (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 253.25 Mb | 56:01 | Cover
Modern Electric Blues | Country: USA | Label: VizzTone

Bob Margolin is prominent in today’s Blues scene. He tours worldwide at festivals, concerts, clubs and workshops. His self-titled album reveals the latest from the 2017 Blues Music Award winner for Best Male Traditional Blues Artist. Set for release on October 12, 2018 by the VizzTone Label Group (Bob is a founding partner), six new original songs are his Blues for today’s world. He also interprets nine songs he learned “back in the day” from his legendary friends Muddy Waters, The Band, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, Pinetop Perkins and James Cotton. Bob played and sang every note, produced, recorded and mixed this album.

Lindsay Beaver - Tough As Love (2018)

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Lindsay Beaver - Tough As Love (2018)

Lindsay Beaver - Tough As Love (2018)
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Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Country: USA | Label: Alligator Records

A uniquely talented musical spitfire, Lindsay Baker is a jazz-trained drummer and classically-trained vocalist, performing rockin' Rhythm & Blues and old-school Rock ‘n’ Roll. Bruce Iglauer, president of Alligator Records stated: “She’s like the love child of Amy Winehouse and Little Richard.” Lindsay Beaver is a blues-rockin' singer, drummer, songwriter and bandleader originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, but now residing in Austin, Texas. Tough As Love is a refreshing slap across the face of roots music. It explodes with Beaver’s volcanic singing, deeply soulful delivery and powerful chops on seven original songs and a handful of vintage rockin' roots gems. With a tight-rocking band of Austin aces behind her, Lindsay leads the proceedings with a potent combination of urgency and intensity.

Omar & The Howlers - Courts Of Lulu (1992) {2004, Reissue}

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Omar & The Howlers - Courts Of Lulu (1992) {2004, Reissue}

Omar & The Howlers - Courts Of Lulu (1992) {2004, Reissue}
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Blues Rock / Swamp Blues / Electric Texas Blues
Provogue Records / Irond Ltd. IROND #CD-04 DD208

Omar & The Howlers' misadventures at the majors began when they trimmed the blues and padded the rock. Since returning to Rounder/Bullseye, they have smartly managed to keep the balance, and that's the case on their latest. The 13 tracks alternate between boogie shuffles, swaggering wailers, and heartache testimonies, with Omar's flailing guitar and spiraling harmonica nicely backed by his trio and such assistants as organist Reese Wynans, vocalist Kris McKay and saxophonist John Mills. Plenty of blues and more than enough rock fervor.

Blues Company - Keepin' The Blues Alive (2004) Repost

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Blues Company - Keepin' The Blues Alive (2004) Repost

Blues Company - Keepin' The Blues Alive (2004)
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Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | In-Akustik #INAK 9073 CD

For the German music scene, the 21st May 1976 was a day which was to become poignant for the next four decades: The Blues Company from Osnabrück was performing for the first time - even at that time with Todor "Tosho" Todorovic as lead guitarist and singer. It was the birth of the most successful and long-standing German blues band that is still making its unmistakable musical mark far beyond Germany and Europe’s borders 40 years on, in spite of all the short-lived music trends. Only in recent years has the Blues Company gained a wealth of fans due to regular appearances in vast Russia, from St. Petersburg to Krasnoyarsk and in 2015 they also had additional tours in the Balkans and Israel. During these 40 years the Blues Company (BC) has performed almost 4000 concerts in 14 countries and released more than 20 albums – the first of which was a live LP, in 1980.

Canned Heat - Hallelujah / Cook Book (1969/1970) {2003, 2LPs on 1CD} Repost

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Canned Heat - Hallelujah / Cook Book (1969/1970) {2003, 2LPs on 1CD} Repost

Canned Heat - Hallelujah / Cook Book (1969-70) {2003, 2LPs on 1CD}
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BGO Records #BGOCD578 | Unofficial Release
Modern Electric Blues / Blues Rock / Boogie Rock

Though there was no specific hit on Hallelujah, this album contains Canned Heat's fully developed blues chops and a slightly newfound political edge. Of special note is "Sic 'Em Pigs," an entertaining anti-police anthem, featuring drummer Fito de la Parra, Alan Wilson, and Henry Vestine making pig noises. Canned Heat Cookbook was the first greatest-hits compilation from the band, released originally in 1970, and contains the band's three hit singles, "Goin' Up the Country," "On the Road Again," and "Let's Work Together" (the latter wasn't actually part of the original LP; it was added to this 2002 compilation by Fuel 2000).

Roy Gaines - New Frontier Lover (2000)

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Roy Gaines - New Frontier Lover (2000)

Roy Gaines - New Frontier Lover (2000)
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Texas Blues, Est Coast Blues, Soul | Label: Severn | # CD-0008 | Time: 00:53:57

Known as a protégé of T-Bone Walker and former guitarist for Bobby Blue Bland, Roy Gaines continues to stake out his solo career with the combination spark of Texas blues and soul. New Frontier Lover features not only a tight rhythm section but a top-notch horn section, allowing Gaines to cover the blues and soul ground with equal ease.

The Animals - House Of Rising Sun (1990)

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The Animals - House Of Rising Sun (1990)

The Animals - House Of Rising Sun (1990)
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Blues Rock, British Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock, British Invasion | Universe #UN 3 030

The Animals are an English rhythm and blues and rock band, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1960s. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No. 1 hit single, "House of the Rising Sun", as well as by hits such as "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", "It's My Life", "I'm Crying" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood". The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-orientated album material and were part of the British Invasion of the US.

Otis Rush - Any Place I'm Going (1998)

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Otis Rush - Any Place I'm Going (1998)

Otis Rush - Any Place I'm Going (1998)
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Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: House Of Blues | # 51416 1343 2

This album on the House of Blues label is a bit smoother and more slickly produced (by Rush and famed Memphis producer Willie Mitchell) than Rush's classic, rough-edged Chess recordings, but there's still plenty here to like. With a solid horn section backing him on most cuts, Rush gets ample room to show off his razor-sharp guitar chops. And his distinctive, emotionally charged voice remains a true blues treasure. In addition to his own no-nonsense originals, Rush draws on some familiar tunes from classic soul and blues performers like Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Nappy Brown, and Little Milton.