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James Cotton - The Best Of The Verve Years (1995) [Re-Up]

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James Cotton - The Best Of The Verve Years (1995) [Re-Up]

James Cotton - The Best Of The Verve Years (1995)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 497 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 213 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Blues | Label: Verve/PolyGram | # 314 527 371-2 | Time: 01:16:21

Taken from the high-energy harpist's first three albums for Verve following his split from Muddy Waters (including the entirety of his fine eponymous 1967 debut), this 20-track anthology is a fine spot to begin any serious Cotton collection. In those days, Cotton was into soul as well as blues – witness his raucous versions of "Knock on Wood" and "Turn on Your Lovelight," backed by a large horn complement. Compiler Dick Shurman has chose judiciously from his uneven pair of Verve follow-ups, making for a very consistent compilation.

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.

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.

VA - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas (2007)

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VA - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas (2007)

VA - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas (2007)
Pinetop Perkins - Henry James Townsend - David 'Honeyboy' Edwards - Robert Lockwood, Jr.

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 457 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb
Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Electric Delta Blues | Label: The Blue Shoe Project | 01:17:17

2007 GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR HISTORY IN THE MAKING Once in a lifetime you may experience a brief moment when the stars align and something truly extraordinary happens. This was the case in October 2004, when four of the greatest living blues legends were assembled in Dallas, Texas for one incomparable night of music. At the time they ranged in age from 89 to 94 and all had received the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship Award, the highest honor in the USA for traditional arts. These musicians have devoted their entire life to playing the blues, and staging such an epic event was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Once reunited, the old magic reemerged. It was if they were long lost school buddies.

T-Model Ford - Albums Collection 2002-2011 (3CD)

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T-Model Ford - Albums Collection 2002-2011 (3CD)

T-Model Ford - Albums Collection 2002-2011 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 765 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 318 Mb | Scans ~ 412 Mb
Blues, Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Electric Delta Blues | Time: 02:19:18

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist T-Model Ford (James Lewis Carter Ford) played a raw-edged, visceral style of blues from the Mississippi Delta, accompanied much of the time by his drummer, Spam (Tommy Lee Miles). Ford caught a break when he opened up on a national tour for Buddy Guy and his band, playing respectable theaters and some festivals, but he was chronically under-recorded. He began playing guitar late in life and hadn't really toured much outside the Mississippi Delta until the 1990s and into the new millennium. Collection includes: Bad Man (2002); The Ladies Man (2010); Taledragger (2011).

Howlin' Wolf - Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (1972) {1998, Remastered}

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Howlin' Wolf - Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (1972) {1998, Remastered}

Howlin' Wolf - Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (1972) {1998, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 379 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Universal Music #MCD 09339

The 1972 live album Live and Cookin' at Alice's Revisited is a great document of Wolf toward the end, still capable of bringing the heat and rocking the house down to the last brick. Of special note are the wild and wooly takes on "I Had a Dream," "I Didn't Know," and Muddy Waters' "Mean Mistreater." There are mistakes galore out of the band and some P.A. system feedback here and there, both of which only add to the charm of it all. A compact-disc reissue added two stellar bonus cuts. The first one, "Big House," first showed up on a hodge-podge Wolf bootleg album from the '70s. Its non-appearance on the original album is somewhat of a mystery since it's arguably one of the best performances here./quote]

Leadbelly - King Of The 12-String Guitar (1991) {Columbia Legacy} **[RE-UP]**

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Leadbelly - King Of The 12-String Guitar (1991) {Columbia Legacy} **[RE-UP]**

Leadbelly - King Of The 12-String Guitar (1991) {Columbia Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 156 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 136 mb
Genre: blues

King Of The 12-String Guitar is a 1991 compilation by Huddie Ledbetter, who was better known under the mononym Leadbelly. It consists of previously released material plus songs that had not been released on 78 rpm records. This was put together by Columbia Legacy as part of their Roots N' Blues series.

Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (1967) {1992, Reissue}

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Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (1967) {1992, Reissue}

Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (1967) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 285 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 118 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Chess #CHD 9169 / MCA Records #CHD-9169

This is easily a "super super blues bust." Power trios, of course, were hip in the late '60s – even at down-home Chess Studios, where ad hoc "supergroups" were assembled for 1967's Super Blues and its sequel, Super Super Blues Band. (No one ever accused Chess Records of being subtle.) The band on Super Super Blues Band included two-thirds of the original Super Blues headliners – Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley – with Howlin' Wolf replacing Little Walter to round out the trio. Unlike Walter, who was willing to cede the spotlight to Diddley and Waters on Super Blues, Wolf adamantly refuses to back down from his rivals, resulting in a flood of contentious studio banter that turns out to be more entertaining than the otherwise unmemorable music from this stylistic train wreck.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - We Walk This Road (2010)

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band - We Walk This Road (2010)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - We Walk This Road (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Label: Warner Bros./Dare Records | # 5099908229328 | Time: 00:56:01
Blues, Gospel, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Pedal Steel Guitar

Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, 'We Walk This Road' continues the Sacred Steel tradition for which Robert Randolph has earned wide praise, including the New York Times, which applauds 'his rip-roaring virtuosity and his gift for making his instrument sing without a word.' Throughout the recording of 'We Walk This Road,' Randolph and Burnett worked closely together as archivists, discovering songs-decade by decade-from the 20th century American music canon. The songs they uncovered, ranging from blues and rock to field recordings and gospel, serve as the inspiration for the 11 songs on 'We Walk This Road.' Recorded at the Village Recorders and Electro Magnetic Studio, the album includes 'If I Had My Way' (featuring Ben Harper), 'Salvation' (featuring Leon Russell), and reinterpretations of Prince's 'Walk Don't Walk,' Bob Dylan's 'Shot Of Love,' (featuring Jim Keltner, who played drums on the original version) and John Lennon's 'I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama' (featuring Doyle Bramhall II).

Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) {1987, Reissue}

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Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) {1987, Reissue}

Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) {1987, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 163 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 86 Mb
Scans Included | 00:32:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues | Chess #CHD-9273

In the mid-'60s, Chess Records released a great series of compilations of '40s and '50s singles by some of its best blues artists, all of them called The Real Folk Blues. The Howlin' Wolf entry is possibly the best of the batch, and one of the best introductions to this mercurial electric bluesman. Opening with the savage "Killing Floor," the album doesn't let up in intensity, and it happily focuses on Wolf's less-anthologized sides, which gives the album a freshness a lot of blues compilations lack. From the sly "Built for Comfort" and "Three Hundred Pounds of Fun" to the apocalyptic "Natchez Burning," every track is pure Chicago blues at its finest. The album's only flaws are its skimpy 32-minute running length and the inexplicable omission of perhaps Wolf's greatest single, the amazing "How Many More Years."

Muddy Waters - All Aboard (2020)

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Muddy Waters - All Aboard (2020)

Muddy Waters - All Aboard (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:44:52 | 471 Mb
Genre: Blues / Label: HHO

More than just a bluesman, Muddy Waters belongs to the caste of giants who have long-lasting influence on the music of the twentieth century. Rock'n'roll, jazz, soul, hip-hop, pop … all drew on the incredible collection that the Chicago boss left him last.

Howlin' Wolf - The Rockin' Chair Album (1962) {1986, Reissue}

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Howlin' Wolf - The Rockin' Chair Album (1962) {1986, Reissue}

Howlin' Wolf - The Rockin' Chair Album (1962) {1986, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 354 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Scans Included | 01:02:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Chess / Vogue #VG 651 600111

Howlin' Wolf's second album brings together some of the blues great's best singles from the late '50s and early '60s. Also available as a fine two-fer with his debut, Moanin' in the Moonlight, the so-called Rockin' Chair Album represents the cream of Wolf's Chicago blues work. Those tracks afforded classic status are many, including "Spoonful," "The Red Rooster," "Wang Dang Doodle," "Back Door Man," "Shake for Me," and "Who's Been Talking?" Also featuring the fine work of Chess house producer and bassist Willie Dixon and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Rockin' Chair qualifies as one of pinnacles of early electric blues, and is an essential album for any quality blues collection.

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
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 840 Mb | Scans included
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.

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - Mean Ol' Frisco (1993) {Charly Blues Masterworks, Vol.50}

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Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - Mean Ol' Frisco (1993) {Charly Blues Masterworks, Vol.50}

Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup - Mean Ol' Frisco (1993) {Charly Blues Masterworks, Vol.50}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 237 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Full Scans ~ 72 Mb | 00:40:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Charly R&B #CD BM 50

Arthur Crudup may well have been Elvis Presley's favorite bluesman. The swivel-hipped rock god recorded no less than three of "Big Boy's" Victor classics during his seminal rockabilly heyday: "That's All Right Mama" (Elvis' Sun debut in 1954), "So Glad You're Mine," and "My Baby Left Me." Often lost in all the hubbub surrounding Presley's classic covers are Crudup's own contributions to the blues lexicon. He didn't sound much like anyone else, and that makes him an innovator, albeit a rather rudimentary guitarist (he didn't even pick up the instrument until he was 30 years old).