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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Label: Original Blues Classics/Riverside | # OBCCD-542-2 (RLP-838) | Time: 00:42:48
Country Blues, Acoustic Delta Blues, Folk Blues

In 1959, John Lee Hooker signed a one-off deal with the Riverside label to record an acoustic session of the country blues. It was a key change from his earlier recordings, most of which had featured Hooker on an electric guitar with his trademark reverb and stomping foot. Folk purists of the day were delighted with COUNTRY BLUES, believing Hooker had returned to his roots, leaving the "glitzy commercialism" of R&B behind. But some Hooker fans considered COUNTRY BLUES a "betrayal" of his true sound.

VA - The Original American Folk Blues Festival '1962 (1963) CD Reissue 1991

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VA - The Original American Folk Blues Festival '1962 (1963) CD Reissue 1991

VA - The Original American Folk Blues Festival '1962 (1963) CD Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 825 502-2 | Time: 00:49:12
Blues, Folk-Blues, Country-Blues, Delta Blues

Recorded live in a studio in Hamburg, Germany, in October 1962. Includes artists involved with that year's American Folk Blues Festival tour. With generally relaxed and reflective performances. The artists include Memphis Slim, T-Bone Walker, Shakey Jake, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and John Lee Hooker.

Charley Patton - The Definitive (3CD) (2001) {Catfish}

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Charley Patton - The Definitive (3CD) (2001) {Catfish}

Charley Patton - The Definitive (3CD) (2001) {Catfish}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 412 mb
Genre: blues

The Definitive (or The Definitive Charley Patton) is a 2001 3CD box set from blues musician Charley Patton with 58 cuts. This was released by Catfish.

VA - Atlanta Blues: Big City Blues From The Heartland (2005) [4CD Box Set]

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VA - Atlanta Blues: Big City Blues From The Heartland (2005) [4CD Box Set]

VA - Atlanta Blues: Big City Blues From The Heartland (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
JSP Records, JSP7754 | ~ 501 or 756 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 9.54 Mb
East Coast Blues

JSP's Atlanta Blues compiles four CDs of performances by Julius Daniels, Curley Weaver, Georgia Browns, Peg Leg Howell, Henry Williams & Eddie Anthony, Macon Ed & Tampa Joe, Lil McClintock, and Lillie Mae. It's hard to go wrong with these 101 recordings cut between 1926 and 1949…

Michael Messer - King Guitar (2001)

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Michael Messer - King Guitar (2001)

Michael Messer - King Guitar (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 495 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:13:48
Genre: Slide Guitar Blues | Label: Catfish | # KATCD183FP

There's something fun and catchy about Michael Messer's eclectic album, King Guitar. Although the guitar featured on the cover is a vintage acoustic model, the music runs the gauntlet between down-and-dirty electric blues and quiet Delta slide. In a way, this mixture is sort of like an early Fleetwood Mac, with Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer bringing different blues styles together in one group. Messer, however, accomplishes all of this by himself. His acoustic slide guitar is the epitome of taste on the lovely "Crow Blues" and the happy, upbeat "Steel Guitar Blues".

Honeyboy Edwards / Floyd Jones / Kansas City Red / Sunnyland Slim / Big Walter Horton - Old Friends (1993)

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Honeyboy Edwards / Floyd Jones / Kansas City Red / Sunnyland Slim / Big Walter Horton - Old Friends (1993)

Honeyboy Edwards / Floyd Jones / Kansas City Red / Sunnyland Slim / Big Walter Horton - Old Friends (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 458 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 166 Mb
Full Scans ~ 107 Mb | 01:08:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues | Earwig Music #Earwig 4902CD

The music has the unforced feel of (Chicago's) blues of the late 30s and 40s without once sounding anachronistic. The five musicians (playing as a quintet) share the vocal duties, providing striking contrasts…All the material is original in the true sense, not just old blues with reshuffled lyrics and new titles, and the quintet interprets it with real conviction. Horton is featured on seven of the seventeen numbers. ~ Manchester, England Evening News

John Lee Hooker - Documenting The Sensation Recordings 1948-1952 (2020)

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John Lee Hooker - Documenting The Sensation Recordings 1948-1952 (2020)

John Lee Hooker - Documenting The Sensation Recordings 1948-1952 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 503 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 468 Mb | Covers - 161 Mb | 03:24:15
Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues | Label: Ace Records

John Lee Hooker's 1948-1952 recordings made in Detroit, Michigan by Bernard Besman. Includes 19 previously unissued versions.

Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

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Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:54:13
Early R&B, Jump Blues, East Coast Blues | Label: Classics | # 5089

Her mountainous stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from down-in-the-alley blues to pop-slanted ballads. In 1967, she even covered ? & the Mysterians' "96 Tears" (it was her final chart appearance). Alleged drug addiction leveled the mighty belter at the premature age of 47, but Maybelle packed a lot of living into her shortened lifespan.

T-Bone Walker - T-Bone's That Way (1992)

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T-Bone Walker - T-Bone's That Way (1992)

T-Bone Walker - T-Bone's That Way (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 240 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Chicago Blues | Charly Records #CDCD 1058

Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who was an influential pioneer and innovator of the jump blues and electric blues sound. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 67 on its list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues (1992)

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Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues (1992)

Bessie Smith - Empress Of The Blues (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 230 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Female Blues, Early Jazz | Charly Records #CDCD 1030

The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Even on her first records in 1923, her passionate voice overcame the primitive recording quality of the day and still communicates easily to today's listeners (which is not true of any other singer from that early period). At a time when the blues were in and most vocalists (particularly vaudevillians) were being dubbed "blues singers," Bessie Smith simply had no competition. Back in 1912, Bessie Smith sang in the same show as Ma Rainey, who took her under her wing and coached her. Although Rainey would achieve a measure of fame throughout her career, she was soon surpassed by her protégée. In 1920, Smith had her own show in Atlantic City and, in 1923, she moved to New York.

Jimmy Reed - Greatest Hits (1992)

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Jimmy Reed - Greatest Hits (1992)

Jimmy Reed - Greatest Hits (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 238 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Charly Records #CDCD 1040

There's simply no sound in the blues as easily digestible, accessible, instantly recognizable, and as easy to play and sing as the music of Jimmy Reed. His best-known songs – "Baby, What You Want Me to Do," "Bright Lights, Big City," "Honest I Do," "You Don't Have to Go," "Going to New York," "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby," and "Big Boss Man" – have become such an integral part of the standard blues repertoire, it's almost as if they have existed forever. Because his style was simple and easily imitated, his songs were accessible to just about everyone from high-school garage bands having a go at it, to Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich, Lou Rawls, Hank Williams, Jr., and the Rolling Stones, making him – in the long run – perhaps the most influential bluesman of all.

Ray Bonneville - Roll It Down (2004)

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Ray Bonneville - Roll It Down (2004)

Ray Bonneville - Roll It Down (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans ~ 90 Mb
Label: Red House Records | # RHR CD 178 | Time: 00:40:58
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Country-Blues, Americana, Folk-Rock

Roll It Down begins with a funky, roots rock-based "Tomorrow's Yesterday,", a song that immediately brings to mind the super-group Little Village featuring John Hiatt. The bassline is also more prominent here. "Under The Bridge" is another slow blues-oriented song that could draw comparisons to Robert Cray without the great blues guitar solo but with a credible backing keyboard. The relaxing nature of most of Ray Bonneville's work is ever-present through the baker's dozen of offerings, especially the bounce emanating from "July Sun." "You might know the way to go/If you ask a passing crow," he sings as Colin Linden helps out on mandolin. Most of the time the arrangements work but the title of the album gets the tracks off on the wrong foot, and they can't quite right themselves. The shining moment comes during "Oxford Town," a heartfelt duet with Jonell Mosser on harmony vocals, bringing to mind a possible duet between Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris. Another very good effort comes from "Walk With Me," a toe-tapping melody straight from Waylon Jennings with some fine guitar picking.

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]

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VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Piano Blues, Texas Blues | Label: RST Blues Documents, DA Music | # 3509-2 | 01:03:47

This is a good collection of piano-accompanied vocals sporting bluesmen who worked the lumber camps and oil fields of rural Texas, as well as the red-light districts of cities like Galveston and Houston. Big Boy Knox shows a strong city influence in his decorative right-hand work, as does Robert Cooper, whose playing points to the influence of Fats Waller. Joe Pullem is on board with his hit, "Black Gal," which is perhaps overstated by three takes and a variation. The vocals are good, however, and the piano playing is uniformly excellent. Stylistically, this music falls somewhere between ragtime, blues, and vaudeville.

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)

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Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Label: Smithsonian Folkways | # SF CD 40064 | Time: 00:45:05
Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Country Blues, Appalachian, Gospel

Any time two greats who admire each other and are musically compatible team together, the results are usually mutually beneficial. That was true for Bill Monroe and Doc Watson, whose spirited union on this 17-song disc is a sampler of American musical styles. They ripped through bluegrass, folk, blues, spirituals, mountain tunes, work songs, reels and breakdowns. Monroe's mandolin and Watson's guitar playing were masterful, wondrous and performed without any trace of self-indulgence. Their vocals were also delivered with ease, fluidity and conviction, the product of two performers completely at ease with themselves and only interested in spotlighting the material.

Tim "Too Slim" Langford - Pint Store Blues (1999)

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Tim "Too Slim" Langford - Pint Store Blues (1999)

Tim "Too Slim" Langford - Pint Store Blues (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 320 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Swamp Blues, Americana, Acoustic | Underworld Records #UND0002-2

Tim “Too Slim“ Langford is a monster guitarist and unabashed blues rocker whose influences run the gamut from Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddy King, Duane Allman, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Robin Trower. He is a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs have now yielded an impressive 13 studio Too Slim and the Taildraggers albums, 2 solo albums and several live CD’s all on his own Underworld Records imprint. Tim Too Slim Langford is the founder, guitarist, singer, songwriter of Too Slim and the Taildraggers. Although generally lumped into the blues-rock arena, Tim 'Too Slim' Langford and his band fall into whatever category a combination of Tom Petty, Creedence and ZZ Top would create. Perhaps swampy Americana is closer to the trio's sound, especially on this terrific album.