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Memphis Slim - The King Of Jump Blues (Remastered) (2020)

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Memphis Slim - The King Of Jump Blues (Remastered) (2020)

Memphis Slim - The King Of Jump Blues (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 69:22 | 302 Mb
Genre: Blues, Oldies / Label: Master Tape Records

An amazingly prolific artist who brought a brisk air of urban sophistication to his frequently stunning presentation, John "Peter" Chatman – better known as Memphis Slim – assuredly ranks with the greatest blues pianists of all time. He was smart enough to take Big Bill Broonzy's early advice about developing a style to call his own to heart, instead of imitating that of his idol, Roosevelt Sykes. Soon enough, other 88s pounders were copying Slim rather than the other way around; his thundering ivories attack set him apart from most of his contemporaries, while his deeply burnished voice possessed a commanding authority.

Whitney Shay - Stand Up! (2020)

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Whitney Shay - Stand Up! (2020)

Whitney Shay - Stand Up! (2020)
FLAC tracks | 43:14 | 282 Mb
Genre: Blues, Soul / Label: RUF

Stand Up! It's not just an album title, it's an order, forcing anyone who hears Whitney Shay's brand of rocket-fuelled R&B onto the dancefloor. A flame-haired stick of dynamite in a sparkling dress, this San Diego phenomenon has made a record for dancing, drinking and dreaming, with songs to soundtrack the peaks and punches of life. "I make high-energy soulful rhythm 'n' blues," she explains, "that makes people dance and feel something deep inside." Released in 2020 on Ruf Records, Stand Up! is sure to mark the global explosion of an award-winning singer-songwriter who's long been threatening to go 'boom'.

Eddie Kirkland - All Around The World (1992)

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Eddie Kirkland - All Around The World (1992)

Eddie Kirkland - All Around The World (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 227 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 93 Mb
Full Scans ~ 56 Mb | 00:38:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues | Deluge Records #DEL D 3001

How many Jamaican-born bluesmen recorded with John Lee Hooker and toured with Otis Redding? It's a safe bet there was only one: Eddie Kirkland, who engaged in some astonishing on-stage acrobatics over the decades (like standing on his head while playing guitar on TV's Don Kirshner's Rock Concert). But you would never find any ersatz reggae grooves cluttering Kirkland's work. He was brought up around Dothan, Alabama before heading north to Detroit in 1943. There he hooked up with Hooker five years later, recording with him for several labels as well as under his own name for RPM in 1952, King in 1953, and Fortune in 1959. Tru-Sound Records, a Prestige subsidiary, invited Kirkland to Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey in 1961-1962 to wax his first album, It's the Blues Man! The polished R&B band of saxophonist King Curtis intersected with Kirkland's intense vocals, raucous guitar, and harmonica throughout the exciting set.

Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go [Recorded 1935-1968] (1994)

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Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go [Recorded 1935-1968] (1994)

Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go [Recorded 1935-1968] (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blues Encore (CD 52035)

Big Joe Williams may have been the most cantankerous human being who ever walked the earth with guitar in hand. At the same time, he was an incredible blues musician: a gifted songwriter, a powerhouse vocalist, and an exceptionally idiosyncratic guitarist. Despite his deserved reputation as a fighter (documented in Michael Bloomfield's bizarre booklet Me and Big Joe), artists who knew him well treated him as a respected elder statesman. Even so, they may not have chosen to play with him, because - as with other older Delta artists - if you played with him you played by his rules…

Mark Telesca - Higher Vibrations (2020)

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Mark Telesca - Higher Vibrations (2020)

Mark Telesca - Higher Vibrations (2020)
FLAC tracks | 50:47 | 119 Mb
Genre: Acoustic Blues / Label: Self Released

Mark Telesca is an American Songwriter / Singer / Guitarist and Bassist. He studied music at Florida Atlantic University and currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.
His “HOOK” oriented songwriting style and storytelling lyrics along with his expressive style of bass playing and powerful lead vocal is capturing the attention of music lovers everywhere.Mark has released his first solo studio CD titled “Heavy Breathing” in January of 2015. It is currently on steady rotation on SIRIUSXM RADIO (Bluesville). The CD is receiving rave reviews and reached the #5 spot on "Blues Power Radio's Top 30" Blues Albums. He has had three singles off the Heavy Breathing CD that has charted on Blues 411 Baker's Dozen of Blues. "If You Got Enough Jack" has reached #5 " Cross the Dog" has reached #2 and "I Don't Need Your Lovin' Anymore" has reached #1 !!!

Jeremiah Johnson - Heavens To Betsy (2020)

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Jeremiah Johnson - Heavens To Betsy (2020)

Jeremiah Johnson - Heavens To Betsy (2020)
FLAC tracks | 41:25 | 272 Mb
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock / Label: Ruf Records GmbH

2020 release. Some artists need smoke and mirrors. All Jeremiah Johnson needs are songs. In the age of manufactured pop, the acclaimed St. Louis bandleader is a beacon of time-honored songcraft, writing on acoustic guitar, digging deep for raw lyrics and insisting on studio production that bottles the sweat of his shows. The approach might sound old-school, but on Heavens To Betsy, the result is some of the most vital music of the new decade.

Big Bill Morganfield - Blues With A Mood (2013)

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Big Bill Morganfield - Blues With A Mood (2013)

Big Bill Morganfield - Blues With A Mood (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 346 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Black Shuck Records #BSR002

"Blues With A Mood" documents the continuing musical journey of Muddy Water’s son, Big Bill Morganfield. Indeed, he contributes yet another solid disk to keeping the blues flame burning bright. Bill heads to Nashville Tennessee to record this, his 5th record. Produced by Colin Linden, this 11 tune jewel is sure to please music lovers worldwide. Big Bill says, “ I wanted to put together a set of tunes with heavy grooves and deep moods which stay close to the musical genre of Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Jr. Parker , Robert Johnson and several other of my musical hero’s.” Bob Margolin, Steve Guyger and Brian Bisesi are Bill’s special guest. Augie Myers and Eddie Taylor Jr. , Mookie Brill, Chuck Cotton, Doc Malone and Jim Horn provide world class support to Big Bill’s, “Blues With A Mood”.

Blind Willie McTell - Last Session (Recorded in 1956) (1961) Remastered 1992

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Blind Willie McTell - Last Session (Recorded in 1956) (1961) Remastered 1992

Blind Willie McTell - Last Session (Recorded in 1956) (1961) Remastered 1992
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Label: Original Blues Classics, Prestige Bluesville | # OBCCD-517-2 | Time: 00:36:24
Acoustic Blues, Pre-War Blues, Country-Blues, Piedmont Blues

This recording has a less-than-stellar reputation, principally because it was done so late in McTell's career, and it is true that he lacks some of the edge, especially in his singing, that he showed on his other postwar recordings. On the other hand, his 12-string playing is about as nimble as ever and a real treat. McTell cut these sides for record store owner Ed Rhodes, who had begun taping local bluesmen at his shop in Atlanta in the hope of releasing some of it – McTell took to the idea of recording only slowly, then turned up one night and played for the microphone and anyone who happened to be listening, finishing a pint of bourbon in the process – the result was a pricelessly intimate document, some of the words slurred here and there, but brilliantly expressive and stunningly played.

Omar & The Howlers - Muddy Springs Road (1995) {2005, Reissue}

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Omar & The Howlers - Muddy Springs Road (1995) {2005, Reissue}

Omar & The Howlers - Muddy Springs Road (1995) {2005, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 314 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 139 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock | Ruf Records #RUF 1105

Muddy Springs Road, originally released in 1995 on Watermelon Records, was the album in which Omar Kent Dykes finally started putting everything together, opening up his sound with additional players, including harmonica ace Gary Primich and session drummer George Rains, while at the same time reining in his vocal excesses and writing solid, autobiographical songs like the two that lead off this album, "Muddy Springs Road" and "Black Bottom." Both songs draw on Dykes' childhood impressions growing up in McComb, MS, and both give off an ominous, swampy glow that gains emotional nuance from Dykes' gruff, raspy vocals, which sound at times like Wolfman Jack fronting a blues band – which isn't a bad thing at all.

Billy Boy Arnold - Catfish (1999)

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Billy Boy Arnold - Catfish (1999)

Billy Boy Arnold - Catfish (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 455 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 172 Mb
Full Scans ~ 66 Mb | 01:11:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Catfish Records #KATCD130

A decent early-'70s release from Billy Boy Arnold, Catfish sees the singer recording in the U.K. with Tony McPhee & the Groundhogs backing. Arnold is in fine form, with excellent harmonica playing throughout, and singing with conviction. Unfortunately, his British band is workmanlike at best, and never really catches fire. Having said that, Catfish does showcase Arnold very well, especially on "Just a Dream" and Little Walter's classic "Blue and Lonesome." Although for fans only, there's little doubt that anyone who loves postwar harmonica playing would enjoy many of the songs here.

James Cotton - Cut You Loose! (1968) {1988, Germany Reissue}

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James Cotton - Cut You Loose! (1968) {1988, Germany Reissue}

James Cotton - Cut You Loose! (1968) {1988, Germany Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 257 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Full Scans | 00:37:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Harmonica Blues | Vanguard Records #VMD 79283-2

James Cotton began his professional career playing the blues harp in Howlin' Wolf's band in the early 1950s. He made his first recordings in Memphis for Sun Records, under the direction of Sam Phillips. In 1955, he was recruited by Muddy Waters to come to Chicago and join his band. Cotton became Waters's bandleader and stayed with the group until 1965. In 1965 he formed the Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet, with Otis Spann on piano, to record between gigs with the Muddy Waters band. He eventually left to form his own full-time touring group. His first full album, on Verve Records, was produced by the guitarist Mike Bloomfield and the singer and songwriter Nick Gravenites, who later were members of the band Electric Flag. In the 1970s, Cotton played harmonica on Muddy Waters' Grammy Award–winning 1977 album Hard Again, produced by Johnny Winter.

Smokey Hogg - Who's Heah!: Selected Singles 1947-1954 (2020)

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Smokey Hogg - Who's Heah!: Selected Singles 1947-1954 (2020)

Smokey Hogg - Who's Heah!: Selected Singles 1947-1954 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 79:00 | 229 Mb
Genre: Blues / Label: Jasmine Records

Smokey Hogg was one of the most prolific and best-selling Blues artists of his era.This collection gathers together 30 of his greatest recordings including the hits that made him so famous.'Good Morning Little School Girl' and 'Long Tall Mama' were the Top 10 hits that established him and both are featured here.He was one of the stars of Jukeboxes and made a phenomenal number of recordings until his death in 1960.His records do stand up and still sound, in the main, fantastic up to 70 years after they were recorded

Granville "Stick" McGhee - Complete Issues Recordings in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 1951-1960 (2012)

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Granville "Stick" McGhee - Complete Issues Recordings in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 1951-1960 (2012)

Granville "Stick" McGhee - Complete Issues Recordings in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 1951-1960 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 185 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Blues, R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Document Records (DOCD-5695)

Meet You In The Morning bounces its way along with Brownie on vocal and guitar with Granville hollering the chorus. Another “rock and roller” that found favour but did not generate sufficient sales. In 1952 he was approached by Dave Miller’s Essex label based in Philadelphia. Essex did not have the resources of Atlantic. They had no house band and no publicity machine. At around this time it is likely that Granville turned to Bob Harris for to play bass with him. He resorted to one of his older compositions and recalled his army days again with a competent and moving performance of No More Reveille. Whiskey Woman and Loaded Dice is simply fun and catchy, the tune being derived from Jimmy Rodger’s version of “In The Jailhouse Now”…

Ben Poole - Trio (Live '19) (2020)

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Ben Poole - Trio (Live '19) (2020)

Ben Poole - Trio (Live '19) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 101:31 | 238 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock / Label: Self Released

The album mainly features songs from his two studio albums, opening up with one of the stronger tracks from 2018’s “Anytime You Need Me”, the riff driven chugging rock of “Take It No More”, setting the scene for what follows, mainly mid-tempo blues-rock sung quite soulfully (the guitarist is in fine voice throughout) punctuated by long solos and underpinned by the reliably steady backbeat laid down by drummer and producer Wayne Proctor and unfussy bass playing of Steve Amadeo.

Tas Cru - Drive On (2020)

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Tas Cru - Drive On (2020)

Tas Cru - Drive On (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:44:53 | 292 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock / Label:Subcat Records

Tas Cru lives in Chaumont New York not far from the Canadian border. He released his debut recording in 2006. Tas states his unusual stage name was bestowed on him by a Quebecois fan and roughly means “raw potato”. At the International Blues Challenge in 2014 Tas won a Keeping the Blues Alive Award in education. “For over 20 years, Tas Cru has been developing and conducting activities teaching about the blues”. He self-funded two children’s albums “Even Bugs Sing The Blues” and “Doggone Blues” and he donates copies to schools, community groups, and blues societies