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VA - West Coast Winners: An Anthology Of Classic West Coast Blues & R&B 1953-1967 (1986) {Moonshine} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - West Coast Winners: An Anthology Of Classic West Coast Blues & R&B 1953-1967 (1986) {Moonshine} **[RE-UP]**

VA - West Coast Winners: An Anthology Of Classic West Coast Blues & R&B 1953-1967 (1986) {Moonshine}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 146 mb
Genre: blues

West Coast Winners: An Anthology Of Classic West Coast Blues & R&B 1953-1967 is a 1986 compilation album released by Moonshine Records. The title is self-explanatory but song songs are sourced from vinyl, some are not. This was pressed in the Netherlands and may be of unofficial origin.

Memphis Minnie - The Best Of Memphis Minnie (1933-1937) (2008) [Re-Up]

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Memphis Minnie - The Best Of Memphis Minnie (1933-1937) (2008) [Re-Up]

Memphis Minnie - The Best Of Memphis Minnie (1933-1937) (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Country Blues, Acoustic Memphis Blues | Label: Columbia | # 88697301202 | Time: 00:59:20

Memphis Minnie held her own in a genre famous for its casualties, and as a blues guitarist, few players in the 1920s could cut her, and that, coupled with Minnie's natural showmanship and a penchant for marrying her guitar duet partners (Casey Bill Weldon, Kansas Joe McCoy, Ernest Lawlars), makes her one of the most colorful figures in blues history. This set brings together key tracks that she recorded for Columbia Records between 1933 and 1937, but it's just a small part of this musician's prolific recording catalog (she also recorded for the Bluebird, OKeh, Vocalion, Regal, Checker, and JOB imprints during her four-decade career). The sound is good, though, which makes this a nice place to start.

Chris Smither - Another Way To Find You (1991) Reissue 1998

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Chris Smither - Another Way To Find You (1991) Reissue 1998

Chris Smither - Another Way To Find You (1991) Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Folk-Blues, Folk-Rock | Label: Hightone | # HCD8088 | Time: 00:56:57

This captures folk-blues guitarist-singer-songwriter Smither playing live in the studio for a hand-picked audience over the Christmas holidays in 1989. Smither presents 17 songs of his own derivation and others, blasting it all out in a couple of sharp sets in the time-honored folk music club tradition. His guitar work is clean and well played, and his vocals attain a sense of engagement throughout. While his interpretations of tunes by Chuck Berry, Randy Newman, Elizabeth Cotton, Willie McTell, Jimmy Reed and others are fine, the true highlights come with the originals "Lonely Time," "Don't Drag It On," "A Song for Susan," "Lonesome Georgia Brown," "I Feel the Same" and the title track.

Steve James - American Primitive (1994)

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Steve James - American Primitive (1994)

Steve James - American Primitive (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: Antone's Records | # ANT 0030 | 00:47:30

Utilizing a jug band of fellow Austinites Danny Barnes (tenor guitar and banjo) and Mark Rubin (stand-up bass and Sousaphone – both of the Bad Livers) and harpist Gary Primich on some tracks, James sounds more mature here, evidenced by six originals (the John Hurt-esque "Talco Girl" is particularly nice) and one collaboration with bassist/songwriter Sarah Brown ("My Last Good Car") and effective rather than affected vocals. Stellar guitar throughout, with an added treat: James's blues mandolin on "Midnight Blues."

VA - Deadwood: Music From The HBO Original Series (2005)

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VA - Deadwood: Music From The HBO Original Series (2005)

VA - Deadwood: Music From The HBO Original Series (2005)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 236 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 105 Mb | Covers included
Label: Lost Highway/HBO | # 075021036727 | Time: 00:44:03
Soundtrack, Country-Folk, Country-Blues, Country-Rock

The West of veteran TV writer/Deadwoodcreator David Milch is as grim as it is gritty, sprinkled with salty dialogue and punctuated by sudden brutality and raw sexuality. The original soundtrack cues by composer David Schwartz (represented here by his evocative show theme), Michael Brook and Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek play off that vision with often stark rootsiness. But it's the series' rich slate of songs – choices whose inventiveness often rivals that of The Sopranos – that consistently reinforce its all-too-human drama, if not the crusty veneer. This collection gathers the best songs from the series' first season, coloring the milieu with evocative hillbilly romps like Michael Hurley's "Hog of the Forsaken" and the a capella grace of Margaret's Native American "Creek Lullaby." But the collection's musical eclecticism stretches far beyond mere genre concerns, variously encompassing the nascent jazz of Jelly Roll Morton (a rollicking "Stars and Stripes Forever"), Delta blues of Bukka White and Mississippi John Hurt and even Gustavo Santaolalla's hypnotic Brazilian fretwork. But the collection's country and folk-tinged performances are its most resonant, whether invoking earthy traditions (the gospel fervor of the late June Carter Cash's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's more heretical "God and Man") or more contemporary stylings like Lyle Lovett's "Old Friend" and the gentle "Twisted Little Man" by Michael J. Sheehy.

Jimmy & Mama Yancey - The Unissued 1951 Yancey Wire Recordings (1997) Reissue 2008

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Jimmy & Mama Yancey - The Unissued 1951 Yancey Wire Recordings (1997) Reissue 2008

Jimmy & Mama Yancey - The Unissued 1951 Yancey Wire Recordings (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 209 Mb | Scans included
Boogie-Woogie, Piano Blues | Label: Document | # DOCD-1007 | Time: 01:16:54

Boogie-woogie pianist Jimmy Yancey and his wife, Mama Yancey, used to have musical gatherings at their Chicago home. The performances heard on this CD were recorded by a wire recorder three months before Yancey's death, and were released for the first time on this 1997 CD. The recording quality varies greatly, ranging from listenable to quite noisy, so this is not a release for general listeners. However, Jimmy Yancey collectors will definitely want it, because there are some unique moments heard along the way. First, an unknown pianist is featured on four numbers, playing very good boogie-woogie, accompanying Mama Yancey on "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor" and "Chicago in Mind." Jimmy Yancey, who was not feeling that well but still playing excellently, is featured on the next five numbers, although two of the three selections that also feature Mama Yancey and have Phil Kiely providing a third hand on the piano, playing the high notes, are a bit damaged. Walter Joplin (no relation) performs "Scott Joplin's New Rag." A jam session takes place with both of the Yanceys (they share the vocals on "Royal Garden Blues"), with clarinetist Buzz Reynolds and banjoist Dick Mushlitz featured on six mostly listenable numbers. In addition, Mushlitz switches to piano for a solo "Blues" recorded a day later, and there are repeats of three of the performances from a clearer but scratchier source. The joy of the music generally shines through on this historic release.

VA - Chicago Urban Blues 1923-1945 (1999)

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VA - Chicago Urban Blues 1923-1945 (1999)

VA - Chicago Urban Blues 1923-1945 (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Pre-War Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: AMB | # ABMMCD 1227 | Time: 01:15:16

Chicago Urban Blues 1923-1945 is a concentrated anthology of historic recordings by individuals with ties to communities all across the southern United States. This collection includes well chosen examples by pianists Meade "Lux" Lewis, Bob Robinson (of Hokum Boys fame), Roosevelt Sykes, Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, and Jimmy Yancey, who played on one of only two recordings known to have been made by vocalist Faber Smith. Amos Easton, also known as Bumble Bee Slim, was backed on the ivories by Myrtle Jenkins, who also made records with Priscilla Stewart, Mary Mack, and the State Street Swingers. There's enough female energy in here to settle anybody's business. You hear Ida Cox accompanied by pianist Lovie Austin; Bertha "Chippie" Hill by Richard M. Jones, and Hannah May, who might have been Victoria Spivey's sister Elton Spivey, with Georgia Tom Dorsey and Tampa Red. Lil Johnson sings "My Stove's in Good Condition" backed by pianist Black Bob and guitarist Big Bill Broonzy. "Squat It" comes from a large body of works generated by the team of Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy. Sippie Wallace sings the "Bedroom Blues," and her little brother Hersal Thomas performs his own "Suitcase Blues," which became a staple of the piano blues repertoire and received its best reinterpretation on a 1939 Blue Note recording by Albert Ammons.

Chris Smither - It Ain't Easy (1984) Extended Reissue 1989

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Chris Smither - It Ain't Easy (1984) Extended Reissue 1989

Chris Smither - It Ain't Easy (1984) Extended Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Folk, Folk-Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Genes/Adelphi | # GCD 1031 | 00:40:09

Following two releases for Poppy Records in the early '70s, as well as a third recording that never saw the light of day, Chris Smither finally returned in 1984 with It Ain't Easy. Armed simply with guitar and voice, Smither delivers a dozen tunes (14 on the CD reissue) that embody the best tradition of blues and folk. Whether it's his originals, a standard like "Glory of Love," or material by the likes of Randy Newman, Chuck Berry, Mississippi John Hurt, and Howlin' Wolf, Smither infuses every track with the same timeless quality. Though he may, on occasion, choose rather standard folk, blues, and rock & roll fare ("Green Rocky Road," "Sittin' on Top of the World," "Maybelline") Smither never treats the songs as if they were museum pieces. In his hands, they're given a life and vitality they probably haven't seen in years. His masterful guitar work and dark, resonant baritone are ideally suited to the songs on It Ain't Easy. Like Mississippi John Hurt or Reverend Gary Davis, his playing is that perfect combination of simplicity and sophistication, discovering and filling harmonic voids without ever overstating or wasting a single note. There's not a false moment on the entire record. Highly recommended. (AMG)

VA - Piano Discoveries: Newly Found Titles & Alternate Takes, 1928-1943 (1993) Reissue 2008

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VA - Piano Discoveries: Newly Found Titles & Alternate Takes, 1928-1943 (1993) Reissue 2008

VA - Piano Discoveries: Newly Found Titles & Alternate Takes, 1928-1943 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Label: Document Records | # BDCD-6045 | Time: 01:16:05
Pre-War Blues, Piano Blues, Urban Blues, Country Blues, Boogie-Woogie

This compilation disc contains an astonishing array of blues and boogie-woogie piano artists that will be of interest to anyone who has an ear for this genre of music. Some of the selections are outtakes, while others are never-before-released recordings. The latter are from vinyl records that were made in the '40s. Among the artists featured are Lee Green, Judson Brown with Charlie "Bozo" Nicherson, Leroy Carr with Scrapper Blackwell, Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport, Georgia Tom with Tampa Red, Memphis Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Roosevelt Sykes with Walter Davis, Thomas A. Dorsy, Ivy Smith, Ezra Howelett Shelton, Cripple Clarence Lofton, Jimmy and Mama Yancey, and Alonzo Yancey. The quality of the recordings is variable, but listening to them is still worthwhile for their historical and musical value. The repertoire ranges from the well-known "The Girl I'm Looking For," "Beer Drinking Woman," and "Church House Blues" to the more obscure "Mama and Jimmy Blues," "Deep End Boogie," and "Poor Old Bachelor Blues." Dialogue by various artists is interspersed throughout this fascinating historical document.

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.

VA - A Short Cut To The Grave: Gin, Justice, Jail & Judgement 1924-1942 (2014)

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VA - A Short Cut To The Grave: Gin, Justice, Jail & Judgement 1924-1942 (2014)

VA - A Short Cut To The Grave: Gin, Justice, Jail & Judgement 1924-1942 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 04:58:44 | 518 Mb
Blues | Label: JSP Records

This wonderful set includes four discs, 100 tracks in all, of vintage blues 78s released between 1924 and 1942 compiled by collector and archivist Neil Slaven. Each of the four discs has a theme, with the first disc presenting songs about gambling (including Peg Leg Howell's harrowing and kinetic "Skin Game Blues"), the second covering alcohol and drugs (including Tommy Johnson's immortal "Canned Heat Blues"), the third playlisting songs about jail and prison (including Bukka White's powerful "Parchman Farm Blues"), and the fourth winds things up with songs about death (including Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"). Several of the sides here will be familiar to serious fans of prewar country blues, but there are enough rare sides here, too, to make this set an archival treasure, and the themed discs help sketch out the imagined (and sometimes very real) arc of many of these players' lives and times.

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 - The Rough Guide To Hokum Blues (2018)

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VA - The Rough Guide To Hokum Blues (2018)

VA - The Rough Guide To Hokum Blues (2018)
FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:14:54 | 245 Mb / 166 Mb
Genre: Blues, Country, Pop / Label: World Music Network

This Rough Guide presents classic recordings from the heyday of the hokum craze - collection of humorous songs which show a fun and racy side to the blues. Featuring many legendary country bluesmen including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Willie McTell and Charley Patton, plus by blues divas Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Memphis Minnie. With its early minstrel show origins, hokum was a novelty style that showed a completely different side to the blues that was upbeat, salacious and light hearted. Its spicy style often made repeated and continual sexual references by using clever and subtle (but not always) innuendo. Its popularity would last through the 1930s and its influence has remained part of the blues ever since.

Champion Jack Dupree - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2005) 2CDs

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Champion Jack Dupree - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2005) 2CDs

Champion Jack Dupree - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 927 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 363 Mb | Scans included
Label: Blue Horizon, Columbia | # 518518 2, 5185162000 | Time: 02:31:43
Piano Blues, New Orleans Blues, Chicago Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Rhythm & Blues

Born in New Orleans in 1910, this blues artist started off as a boxer. After a defeat sometime in the late '30s, he went on to pursue a career in music. After signing to Columbia Records in 1940, he went on to have a fruitful career spanning many years and many record labels. These sessions, recorded for Blue Horizon during the late '60s have been lovingly restored and re-mastered, and include previously unreleased tracks, including six live recordings. Includes liner notes by Mike Vernon and never before seen photos.

VA - Classic Piedmont Blues from Smithsonian Folkways (2017)

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VA - Classic Piedmont Blues from Smithsonian Folkways (2017)

VA - Classic Piedmont Blues from Smithsonian Folkways (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:04:25 | 337 Mb
Blues, Folk | Label: Smithsonian Folkways

With a selection of indelible recordings made over 70 years, Classic Piedmont Blues captures the essence of this fascinating blues tradition. Originating in the foothills of Southern Appalachia, the Piedmont blues served as a breeding ground for cross-pollination between traditions: rural and urban, black and white, country and coastal. Swept up on the tide of the Great Migration, it was carried from the Carolinas and Virginia, north and east through Maryland and Washington, D.C., to New York City and back again. Featuring influential artists like John Jackson, Cephas & Wiggins, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and many others, this collection offers an illuminating overview of the Piedmont style. 64 minutes, 36-page booklet with extensive notes.