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Bobby Messano - Lemonade (2019)

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Bobby Messano - Lemonade (2019)

Bobby Messano - Lemonade (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 225 MB | Tracks: 10 | 75:17 min
Style: Blues, Rock | Label: Fishhead Records

Bobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Artist who has released seven solo CDs, placed songs in many TV and cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and indie albums. His music has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones’ smash hit “Into The Night”. The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ. His CD’s are heard daily on “Sirius/XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville.” His 2015 album, Love & Money was nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for “Best Rock-Blues Album” in August 2015.

Smooth Gentlemen - New (2019)

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Smooth Gentlemen - New (2019)

Smooth Gentlemen - New (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 250 MB | Tracks: 11 | 40:16 min
Style: Blues, Pop, Rock | Label: Rip Cat Records

The Smooth Gentlemen is a blues band made up of Polish blue superstars. Bartek Szopinski, the band leader, started his career as a child in a Polish 'Boy Band' and has gone on to lead the Polish Blues scene with his world renowned band The Boogie Boys. This new project builds upon his years as Poland's top Boogie Woogie piano player as he refines the sound into a more mature blues, with a heavy Jazz influence. This trio (piano, guitar, and drums) currently has dates in Europe and Japan. The will be looking to tour the US in support of this release late this year and early next. This band is doing very well world wide and it looking to carry their success to the US. This album is produced by John Clifton.

Duke Ellington - Intrinsic Explorations of the 1960s (2019)

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Duke Ellington - Intrinsic Explorations of the 1960s (2019)

Duke Ellington - Intrinsic Explorations of the 1960s (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 247 MB | Tracks: 11 | 37:39 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Squatty Roo Records

During the mid 1960s, Duke Ellington was constantly recording his own musical ideas and projects with the hope and intent that a label would pick them up, as albums, and then commercially release them. However in some cases the projects were never fully completed in terms of an album's length of work, or were just never accepted by the labels and were otherwise left in Ellington's vault of recorded masters, as well as unmixed sessions. In this release, we explore some such works; parts of an Ellington album that was planned as a feature for trumpeter Ray Nance, a few miscellaneous studio versions of important songs he was playing out on the road, as well as a very obscure small group led by his son Mercer Ellington, featuring a very young Chick Corea on piano. The sessions range from 1962 to 1966, and they contain a whole lot of important music that Ellington fans need to hear.

John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000 [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Blues | Label: Vee-Jay/Collectables | # COL-CD-7103 | Time: 00:35:00

Vee Jay's 1964 album John Lee Hooker on Campus is titled to sound like a live recording but it isn't. As part of the Collectables Vee Jay reissue campaign, these 12 tracks originally tried to capitalize on Hooker's emergence on the coffeehouse/college tours he was involved in at the time. This is an electric album that contains excellent material from Hooker, even though the occasional background singers get in the way, attempting to modernize his gritty blues with a smoother soul sound. All of the Vee Jay reissues of John Lee Hooker material are worth having and are budget priced as a bonus.

The Mike Eldred Trio - Elvis Unleaded (2019)

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The Mike Eldred Trio - Elvis Unleaded (2019)

The Mike Eldred Trio - Elvis Unleaded (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 345 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 124 MB | Tracks: 20 | 52:42 min
Style: Blues, Rock | Label: Mike Eldred

A non-stop, rip-roaring take on 20 of Elvis' coolest songs from his recordings and movies arranged and interpreted by the Mike Eldred Trio. The tracks fly by at a break-neck pace paying tribute to not only Elvis, but Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, Bill Black, and the Jordanaires as well. Some of these songs have never been covered, and the Trio gives all of these songs a lean, mean, vibe that is more leather clad Elvis than jumpsuit.

The Mike Eldred Trio - 61/49 (2010/2019)

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The Mike Eldred Trio - 61/49 (2010/2019)

The Mike Eldred Trio - 61/49 (2010/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 307 MB | Tracks: 13 | 47:59 min
Style: Blues, Rock | Label: Mike Eldred

This is a re-release of Mike Eldred's 2019 release 61/49. This is the second CD from one of the premier guitarists in Americana music with guest spots by Scotty Moore, Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, Kid Ramos, and the legendary Ike Turner! The Mike Eldred Trio is a roots Super-Band with Eldred (formerly with Stray Cat Lee Rocker) and John Bazz and Jerry Angel both from The Blasters! This offering (61/49) takes the band even farther into the Stratosphere with 13 original tracks, many special guests, and a seamless production that catapults the listener into the deep south of juke joints, hoodoo-voodoo queens, and lonely crossroads.

Guy Davis - You Don't Know My Mind (1998)

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Guy Davis - You Don't Know My Mind (1998)

Guy Davis - You Don't Know My Mind (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: Red House Records | # RHRCD 113 | Time: 00:48:41
Genre: Modern Acoustic Blues, Contemporary Blues

You Don't Know My Mind brings back the familiar, friendly growl of modern-day traditionalist Guy Davis, with a pipin' hot baker's dozen of his compositions. Again, on this disc Davis has some extremely able players to help augment his songs and support his vision of them, never overplaying or getting in the way, but providing that constant base of support from which the performer can extend his inspiration. His voice wraps around the lyric and infiltrates it, giving it that heartfelt feeling that makes it his song. This is a consummate performer who loves his music and knows its roots and origins.

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.

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.

Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee - Blues Hoot (1961) [ DCC, GZS-1081] Re-up

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Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee - Blues Hoot (1961) [ DCC, GZS-1081] Re-up

Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee - Blues Hoot (1961)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | DCC, GZS-1081 | ~ 326 or 143 Mb | Scans Included
Blues

Lightnin' Hopkins is the star of this live recording, made at an August 1961 concert at the Ash Grove in Hollywood featuring Hopkins, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (with Big Joe Williams sitting in on three numbers…

Mojo Hands - High Blood Pressure (2019)

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Mojo Hands - High Blood Pressure (2019)

Mojo Hands - High Blood Pressure (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 249 MB | Tracks: 11 | 37:36 min
Style: Blues, Rock | Label: Mojo Music

The Danish rhythm & blues quintet Mojo Hands is one of the most succesfull danish bluesbands in more than two decades. With 3 studio albums and a Live album recorded in Sweden, the Esbjerg natives has got more attention and airplay, than a blues band usually gets in Scandinavia. The band has toured and played clubs and festivals all over Europe and especially in Sweden Mojo Hands have had a steady growing fan base throughout the years.

Leon Redbone - Champagne Charlie (1978)

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Leon Redbone - Champagne Charlie (1978)

Leon Redbone - Champagne Charlie (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 171 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 3165-2 | Time: 00:32:25
Blues, Ragtime, Guitar Jazz, Folk Jazz, Standarts

From the opening track, "Champagne Charlie," to the dazzling finale, "T.B. Blues," Leon Redbone presents an introspective collection of blues and big band melodies in timeless fashion, a rare feat because of its release date in 1978. The record was highly acclaimed and regarded as the purest of jazz and classic blues by a remarkable legend and icon in this musical form. Most of the record, like the amiable "Sweet Sue (Just You)" and memorable "Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)," is filled with the best that blues and ragtime has to offer. The music itself is quite light and jolly during the more uplifting moments, with others such as "I Hate a Man Like You" very depressing and sorrowful. The band backing up Redbone is delightful, filled with jubilant horns, oboes, and trumpets. "T.B. Blues" closes out this record as a charming look back into the world of blues via pioneer Jimmie Rodgers. Two melodies written and composed by giant Jelly Roll Morton are featured here, with fresh and stunning new arrangements by Leon Redbone and company, "If Someone Would Only Love Me" and "I Hate a Man Like You".

Leon Redbone - Double Time (1977)

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Leon Redbone - Double Time (1977)

Leon Redbone - Double Time (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 157 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 2971-2 | Time: 00:34:57 | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Blues, Ragtime, Guitar Jazz, Folk Jazz, Standarts

Leon Redbone followed up his debut long-player On the Track (1975) with Double Time (1977), an equally enchanting, if not somewhat eclectic blend, of jazz, folk, blues and pop standards – all in Redbone's undeniably distinct throaty baritone. While the tunes may be familiar, these renderings are steeped in the artist's unique sensibilities. The results are uniformly ingenious and commence with a New Orleans ragtime flavored interpretation of Blind Boy Blake's dirty "Diddy Wa Diddie" blues. Augmenting Redbone's acoustic guitar is an extended cast of session stalwarts and a host of other musical notables – such as Milt Hinton (bass), Jonathan Dorn (tuba), Vic Dickenson (trombone) and Jo Jones (drums). Don McLean (banjo) sits in, supplying his criminally underutilized instrumental versatility on the endearing revamp of Jimmie Rodgers' "Mississippi Delta Blues." The decidedly demented reading of "Sheik of Araby" is nothing short of inspired insanity. Redbone incorporates a Screamin' Jay Hawkins-esque persona belting out a variety of hoots, snorts, howls and hob-gobbles set behind a hot-steppin' fret board flurry à la Django Reinhardt.

Hans Theessink - Lifeline (1998)

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Hans Theessink - Lifeline (1998)

Hans Theessink - Lifeline (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 317 Mb | 01:00:08
Blues, Roots, Folk Blues, Country Blues | Label: Blue Groove | # BG-9020

From the opening bars of Soul on Fire you could be forgiven for thinking you were listening to a new Ry Cooder album at last but you would be wrong by a windmill or two. Influenced by the likes of Leadbelly and Big Bill Broonzy, Dutch guitarist Hans Theessink (pronounced "tay-sink") successfully moves across musical borders with ease on his 15th album. Lifeline is just the right mixture of deftly played acoustic blues, gospel and soul channelled into a union that highlights the diversity and durability of roots music at it's best with guests like Charles Brown and The Holmes Brothers. There are 11 excellent original tracks to soak up, as well as covers of Rev Gary Davis, Blind Willie Johnson, and the Neville Brothers. A rare treat!

Charlie Musselwhite - Sanctuary (2004) {2008, Reissue} Re-Up

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Charlie Musselwhite - Sanctuary (2004) {2008, Reissue} Re-Up

Charlie Musselwhite - Sanctuary (2004) {2008, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 319 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 142 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Delta Blues | Real World Records #USCDRW117 884108 0116 2 1

Sanctuary is the twenty third studio album by American singer and harpist Charlie Musselwhite. It was released in 2004 on Peter Gabriel's Real World label, Musselwhite's debut release on this label. The album features two other American artists who have released on Real World: all male vocal gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama, and folk blues guitarist Ben Harper.