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James Cotton - Mighty Long Time (1991)

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James Cotton - Mighty Long Time (1991)

James Cotton - Mighty Long Time (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 337 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Harmonica Blues, Chicago Blues | Antone's Records #ANT 0015CD

Although the titles are all familiar (most of them a little too much so), Cotton and his all-star cohorts (guitarists Jimmie Vaughan, Matt Murphy, Luther Tucker, Hubert Sumlin, and Wayne Bennett, with the omnipresent Perkins on keys) pull the whole thing off beautifully. Cotton's cover of Wolf's "Moanin' at Midnight" is remarkably eerie in its own right, and he romps through Muddy Waters' "Blow Wind Blow" and "Sugar Sweet" with joyous alacrity.

VA - Ground-Breaking Blues (2009)

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VA - Ground-Breaking Blues (2009)

VA - Ground-Breaking Blues (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 348 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Sony Music / Blue Horizon #88697445032

2009 collection, a special sampler from the British based Blues label Blue Horizon. "Ground-Breaking Blues" is designed as an introduction to Sony Music / Blue Horizon's ongoing "The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions" series. Label founder Mike Vernon provides the sleeve notes and describes the 14 tracks on this CD as his own personal favourites. He believes that they "give an excellent indication of what the would-be purchaser will find should he or she decide to delve further into the available catalogue". As well as acting as a fine sampler for the series, it works as a terrific blues collection in its own right, with key names like Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack and Champion Jack Dupree nestling alongside lesser-known acts such as Gordon Smith, Johnny Shines and Key Largo. The booklet details all personnel / recording dates and locations, and the inlay underneath the CD depicts 16 available titles from the series.

Sonny Boy Williamson - Cool Cool Blues: The Classic Sides 1951-1954 (2006) Repost

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Sonny Boy Williamson - Cool Cool Blues: The Classic Sides 1951-1954 (2006) Repost

Sonny Boy Williamson - Cool Cool Blues: The Classic Sides 1951-1954 (2006)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | JSP Records, JSP7766 | ~ 691 or 668 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues

Rice Miller (or Alec or Aleck Miller – everything about this blues great is somewhat of a mystery) probably didn't need to take the name of the original Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee Williamson) to get noticed, since in many ways he was the better musician, but Miller seemed to revel in confusion, at least when it came to biographical facts, so for whatever reason, blues history has two Sonny Boy Williamsons. Like the first Williamson, Miller was a harmonica player, but he really sounded nothing like his adopted namesake, favoring a light, soaring, almost horn-like sound on the instrument…

Lead Belly - Bridging Lead Belly (1999)

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Lead Belly - Bridging Lead Belly (1999)

Lead Belly - Bridging Lead Belly (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 168 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:41
Oldies, Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | Label: Rounder Select | # CD 1151

Bridging Lead Belly connects two Leadbelly recording sessions. The first is 12 tracks recorded for the BBC in 1938. The final five selections come from a 1946 live recording. Leadbelly is a master of the acoustic country-blues. We hear this on the yodeling of "I'm Goin' Mother" that he shares the same roots with another rural tradition, that of the "singing cowboy." Beside such melancholy ballads, there are hearty tracks full of pep such as "Boll Weevil" and "(Baby) Take a Whiff on Me." The live recording is from a house party. A real gem in this section is "Frankie and Albert." Here Leadbelly elaborates to great length on the relationship. He does this – to the point where it becomes part soap opera and part social drama – of these two mythical figures of the blues.

VA - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection (2011)

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VA - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection (2011)

VA - Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection (2011)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,08 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 381 Mb
Full Scans (PNG) ~ 147 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 125/26

Starting with its 20th anniversary in 1991, every five years brings another double Alligator collection, and 2011 was no exception. While the 35th edition –released in 2006 – logically featured 35 songs, the compilers couldn't quite squeeze 40 onto this 40th anniversary disc, even though owner Bruce Iglauer does admit to fading a few endings off prematurely in order to maximize the list, which hits 38 selections. The trick with these albums is to both pay tribute to the label's storied past while including enough recent acts to connect the dots between the house-rocking music Iglauer built his company on, and the more modern yet still roots-based sounds he's released during the last five years. He does an excellent job here, mixing not just old and new, but male and female musicians who have recorded for Alligator over the decades.

John Mooney - Comin' Your Way (1979)

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John Mooney - Comin' Your Way (1979)

John Mooney - Comin' Your Way (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Delta Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BP70779 | Time: 00:38:39

John Mooney is a slide guitarist, working primarily in a traditionalist Delta acoustic style. Originally hailing from Rochester, NY, Mooney learned his craft first hand from country blues legend Son House. Later in his career, he moved to New Orleans, switched to electric guitar and began enlivening his music with Second Line rhythms indigenous to the area. In 1976, Mooney relocated to New Orleans and within a year of his arrival, he landed a contract with Blind Pig. In 1979, he released his debut album, Comin' Your Way.

The Vintage Blues Box (2000) Repost

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The Vintage Blues Box (2000) Repost

The Vintage Blues Box (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Eagle Records, EEECD002 | ~ 534 or 442 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 22 Mb
Blues

The Vintage Blues Box is a carefully planned journey around the blues world of the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Listeners who take their seat in Big Bill Broonzy's rockin' chair are booked for a ride across the American South, from the Carolinas throungh Mississipi to Texas, then north to Chicago…

Lead Belly - The Definitive Lead Belly (2008) 2CDs

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Lead Belly - The Definitive Lead Belly (2008) 2CDs

Lead Belly - The Definitive Lead Belly (2008) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 547 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 360 Mb | Scans included | 02:26:13
Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD261

Incalculably influential folk and blues master and ground zero for much of the American folksong canon. A 'Definitive' collection of Lead Belly's finest recordings. All the big songs are here, including "Goodnight Irene", "Midnight Special", "In New Orleans (House Of The Rising Sun)", "Rock Island Line" and many more. All recordings have been digitally re-mastered.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand plus Blues In My Bottle (2015) {Soul Jam Records 600862 Remastered and Expanded rec 1960-1961}

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand plus Blues In My Bottle (2015) {Soul Jam Records 600862 Remastered and Expanded rec 1960-1961}

Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand plus Blues In My Bottle (2015) {Soul Jam Records 600862 Remastered and Expanded rec 1960-1961}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 433 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 186 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 256 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960-61, 2015 Soul Jam Records | 600862
Blues / Acoustic Texas Blues / Regional Blues / Texas Blues

This quintessential collector’s edition includes two of Lightnin’ Hopkins’ finest albums from the early Sixties in their entireties: Mojo Hand, and the equally splendid Blues in My Bottle. The former was originally released in 1962 by Fire Records, while the latter was issued on the Prestige label in 1961, and contained a combination of autobiographical originals and blues standards. These two LPs are widely regarded as landmarks of the early-’60s blues revival. Both solidblues masterpieces have been remastered and packaged together in this very special release, which also includes 2 bonus tracks from the same period.

VA - The Best Of The Blues (2003) {6CD Box Set}

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VA - The Best Of The Blues (2003) {6CD Box Set}

VA - The Best Of The Blues (2003) {6CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,30 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 968 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Signature #SIGNCD6004

The Best Of The Blues - 6 CD Collection. Presenting… Big Bill Broonzy - stamped Arkansas country blues onto Chicago's urban style. Presenting… T-Bone Walker - blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, he had a profound effect on blues guitar. Presenting… Josh White - working as 'eyes' for visually challenged street singers led him to great success. Presenting… Robert Johnson - he died before his recordings brought him fame, and classed him as one of 'The Greats'. Presenting… Bessie Smith - one of the all time great stars of the gramophone record with her big, beautiful voice. Presenting… Dinah Shore - A long and successful career punctuated with numerous TV shows and awards.

Sara Martin - In Chronological Order, Volumes 1-4 (1922-1928) (1995) 4CD

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Sara Martin - In Chronological Order, Volumes 1-4 (1922-1928) (1995) 4CD

Sara Martin - In Chronological Order, Volumes 1-4 (1922-1928) (1995) 4CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 594 Mb | Scans included
Label: Document | # DOCD 5395-5398 | Time: 04:43:22
Classic Female Blues, Piedmont Blues, Pre-War Country Blues

Known in her heyday as "the blues sensation of the West," the big-voiced Sara Martin was one of the best of the classic female blues singers of the '20s. Martin began her career as a vaudeville performer, switching to blues singing in the early '20s. In 1922, she began recording for OKeh Records, cutting a number of bawdy blues like "Mean Tight Mama." She continued recording until 1928. During this time, Martin became a popular performer on the southern Theater Owners' Booking Association circuits, eventually playing theaters and clubs on the east coast as well. In the early '30s, Sara Martin retired from blues singing and settled in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. While she was in Louisville, she ran a nursing home and occasionally sang gospel in church. Sara Martin died after suffering a stroke in 1955.

Leadbelly - King Of The 12-String Guitar (1991) {Columbia Legacy}

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Leadbelly - King Of The 12-String Guitar (1991) {Columbia Legacy}

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.

Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) Remastered 7CD Box Set

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Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) Remastered 7CD Box Set

Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) 7CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.79 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 883 Mb | Scans included
Label: ATCO Records/Rhino | # 081227933876 | Time: 04:21:46
Louisiana Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Bayou Funk, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic

Dr. John, a six-time Grammy® Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (2011) began his solo career in 1968 on ATCO Records, where he released seven albums that introduced classics like “Iko Iko”, “Right Place, Wrong Time”, and “Such A Night”. Rhino will explore Dr. John’s early days with a new seven-CD set that follows his evolution from a psychedelic, voodoo witch doctor to a celebrated interpreter of New Orleans standards. All seven studio albums have been remastered for the first time. The set features: Gris-Gris (1968), Babylon (1969), Remedies (1970), The Sun, Moon & Herbs (1971), Dr. John’s Gumbo (1972), In The Right Place (1973), and Desitively Bonnaroo (1974).

VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs [Repost]

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VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs [Repost]

VA - Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook (2003) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 662 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 336 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Folk-Blues, Field Recordings | Label: Rounder | # 82161-1866-2 | 02:19:06

2CD, 41 track set. The Blues Songbook presents some of the most exciting blues Alan Lomax ever recorded. Famous and obscure artists roll out a remarkable array of blues from the country, from the city and from prison in this first-of-its-kind compilation overseen by the Lomax estate. Taken from five decades of Alan's best field recordings in the genre, the Songbook includes previously unreleased tracks and features digital transfers using DSD technology. Here is blues at its source: original, impassioned and utterly real. Featured artists include Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, Leadbelly, Son House, Skip James, Jelly Roll Morton, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee…the list goes on and on. All this with a 40 page illustrated booklet including a scholarly essay and song notes by John Cowley and a preface by Martin Scorsese.

VA - Blues Guitar Women (2005)

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VA - Blues Guitar Women (2005)

VA - Blues Guitar Women (2005)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 764 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 281 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 53 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Ruf Records #RUF 1110

These two discs reflect, in their way, the incredibly rich, varied lineage of women in the blues. And of course, given the title, we're not talking about singers – though many of these women do sing. With liner notes by Sue Foley, who compiled the set, this collection reaches backward and forward to mirror back to the culture the wild, wooly underside of the blues via its female six-string slingers. There are relative newcomers like Laura Chavez (who plays with Lara Price), Finland's Erja Lyytinen, and Austin's Eve Monses; seasoned veterans like Alice Stuart, Foley, Debbie Davies, Jesse Mae Hemphill, Joann Kelly, Rory Block, Bonnie Raitt with Maria Muldaur, Ellen McIlwaine…