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Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women - Havin' The Last Word (2009)

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Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women - Havin' The Last Word (2009)

Saffire–The Uppity Blues Women - Havin' The Last Word (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 392 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:26
Modern Acoustic Blues, Folk-Blues, Piano Blues, Female Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4927

After 25 years, constant traveling, nine albums, and various solo projects, Saffire are calling it quits with one last tour and Havin' the Last Word, a collection of new tunes, covers of favorites, and songs that define their dissolution. It sounds as though it's a happy-sad decision, gratified for all the success and love accrued from their fans, but pleased for future blues via other partnerships and collaborations that can now be achieved individually. Though all will pursue solo careers – Ann Rabson is already firmly established – it is this magical and timeless combination of spirit, focused same-page concept, and great musicianship that has served Saffire very well far beyond most bands. This final effort showcases individual vocal tracks, as if the group members are already preparing for going out on their own, as there's very little group harmonizing. Individual efforts notwithstanding, the group still convenes musically on common ground, especially when Rabson plays piano, Gaye Adegbalola jams on the slide guitar or harmonica, and Andra Faye offers her musings on fiddle, mandolin, or upright bass.

John Lee Hooker - Alternative Boogie: Early Studio Recordings 1948-1952 (1995) {3CD Box Set}

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John Lee Hooker - Alternative Boogie: Early Studio Recordings 1948-1952 (1995) {3CD Box Set}

John Lee Hooker - Alternative Boogie: Early Studio Recordings 1948-1952 (1995) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 619 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 402 Mb
Full Scans ~ 141 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Blues Revival | Capitol Records #7243 8 33912 2 6

A whopping three CDs, and 56 songs, from Hooker's early sessions that were unreleased at the time, although they were available for a while in the early 1970s on some United Artists LPs. Like his more widely known material of the period, it mostly features Hooker unaccompanied, though he's aided by piano and second guitarists on a few tracks. Some of these are alternates of songs that were released in different versions, or embryonic renditions of compositions that evolved into somewhat different shapes. Especially interesting are early versions of his big hit "I'm in the Mood for Love." It's too much at once, though, and too unvarying in approach, for anyone but Hooker specialists. General fans are advised to stick with The Legendary Modern Recordings, which has 24 more renowned, and somewhat more accomplished, tracks from the same era. It's certainly a well-done package, though, containing a 38-page insert with detailed liner notes and session information.

VA - American Epic: The Collection (2017)

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VA - American Epic: The Collection (2017)

VA - American Epic: The Collection (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 863 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 786 Mb | 05:15:58
Folk, Blues, Country | Label: Legacy, Columbia, Thrid Man Records

AMERICAN EPIC, a film series produced by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Director Bernard MacMahon, explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world. The recordings they made of all the ethnic groups of America democratized the nation and gave a voice to everyone. Country singers in the Appalachians, Blues guitarists in the Mississippi Delta, Gospel preachers across the south, Cajun fiddlers in Louisiana, Tejano groups from the Texas Mexico border, Native American drummers in Arizona, and Hawaiian musicians were all recorded. It was the first time America heard itself.

VA - Battleground Korea: Sounds and Songs of America's Forgotten War (2018)

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VA -  Battleground Korea: Sounds and Songs of America's Forgotten War (2018)

VA - Battleground Korea: Sounds and Songs of America's Forgotten War (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,4 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 748 Mb | Digital booklet - 199 Mb | 05:17:16
Country, Folk, Blues, Gospel | Label: Bear Family Records

Over 100 country, blues, pop and gospel titles covering all facets of the war featuring: The Louvin Brothers, Fats Domino, Jean Shephard, B.B. King, Gene Autry and dozens of other artists (even old Douglas MacArthur returns for a cameo!). Rarely heard documentary material including patriotic Public Service Announcements, field news reports and even a plea for blood donations from Howdy Doody! A heavily illustrated, full-color book containing extensive artist and song notes plus a Korean War history.

T-Bone Walker - The Imperial Blues Years (2012)

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T-Bone Walker - The Imperial Blues Years (2012)

T-Bone Walker - The Imperial Blues Years (2012)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 597 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 322 Mb
Full Scans ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Not Now Music Limited #NOT2CD454

T-Bone Walker is one of the greatest blues singers of all time. He's not a shouter, he's a singer and he's steeped in the blues tradition. Walker went throught what has become the classic pattern of apprenticeship of the blues singer. He's also a guitar player of considerable ability, with a really compelling rhythm and an intensity that is almost frightening. But it is as a blues singer that T-Bone will be remembered. Featuring 50 classic tracks from his Imperial years, this 2CD set captures T-Bone Walker at his very best. Highlights include 'Travelin' Blues', 'I Miss You Baby', 'I Got The Blues Again' and many more.

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock (2018)

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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock (2018)

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Americana, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP-2587 | 00:52:49

DOWNEY TO LUBBOCK was born by immaculate inspiration from live shows Grammy winner Dave Alvin and Grammy nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore performed together in 2017. Just the two of them were swapping songs and cutting up, each with a guitar and a heart full of soul, musicians who ve been on the road their entire adult lives. The result is an album of blues, rock and folk inspired tunes that both of their fans will enjoy. The album contains 12 songs - 10 covers and two originals - and is destined to be a classic Americana album from two Americana legends.

Bessie Smith - Squeeze Me (2008) 2CDs

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Bessie Smith - Squeeze Me (2008) 2CDs

Bessie Smith - Squeeze Me (2008) 2CDs
André Francis & Jean Schwarz Présentent: Jazz Characters, Vol. 30

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 528 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 264 Mb | Scans included
Label: Le Chant du Monde | # 274 1469.70 | Time: 02:35:10
Classic Female Blues, Vaudeville Blues, Early Jazz, Jazz-Blues

The greatest female blues singer of all time, with a passionate voice and thundering delivery. This French compilation includes 48 great recordings, 1923-1933.

Howlin’ Wolf - The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions (1971) {2002, Deluxe Edition}

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Howlin’ Wolf - The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions (1971) {2002, Deluxe Edition}

Howlin’ Wolf - The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions (1971) {2002, Deluxe Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 727 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 263 Mb
Full Scans ~ 94 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Harmonica Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Chicago Blues
Chess / MCA Records / Chronicles #088 112 985-2

The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions was not a high point in the careers of either Howlin' Wolf or the guest superstars Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Stevie Winwood, and Ringo Starr, though it's not as bad as some blues purists make it out to be. Still, one has to wonder whether a deluxe edition two-CD set, padding out the original with an entire disc of previously unreleased alternate takes/alternate mixes (and three tracks from the same sessions that eventually showed up on the 1974 compilation London Revisited, which also included material by Muddy Waters), was really justified. The material existed, however, and fewer and fewer leftovers from the Chess catalog were available at the beginning of the 21st century. So here it is, bolstered by lengthy and entertaining liner notes spotlighting memories from producer Norman Dayron.

Little Walter - His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (1997)

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Little Walter - His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (1997)

Little Walter - His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 210 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 138 Mb
Full Scans ~ 47 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | MCA / Chess #CHD9384

As MCA reconfigures their Chess catalog, this 20-track single-disc compilation now takes the place of their original 12-track Best of Little Walter collection, a landmark blues album which had remained in print for over three decades. His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) reprises ten of those seminal tracks (leaving off the echoey "Blue Light" and "You Better Watch Yourself," the latter being available on the two-disc anthology The Essential Little Walter) and brings ten others cherry-picked from the catalog to the mix. If you've never experienced the innovative instrumental genius of Little Walter, classics like "Juke," "Off the Wall," "Mean Old World," "Sad Hours," "Blues with a Feeling," "My Babe," "Boom Out Goes the Light," "Last Night," "Mellow Down Easy" and "Roller Coaster" (written by Bo Diddley, who also guests on guitar) will come as a major revelation.

Howlin' Wolf - The Genuine Article: The Best Of Howlin' Wolf (1994)

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Howlin' Wolf - The Genuine Article: The Best Of Howlin' Wolf (1994)

Howlin' Wolf - The Genuine Article: The Best Of Howlin' Wolf (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 397 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 180 Mb
Full Scans ~ 41 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Chicago Blues | MCA / Chess #MCD 11073

Born in Aberdeen, Mississippi, Chester Burnett, better known by his stage name Howlin' Wolf, helped modernize the country blues with his powerful vocal style and harmonica work and his ability to connect with an audience no matter what stage he prowled. His classic sides for Chess Records, several of which are collected here, including "Smokestack Lightnin'," "Sitting on Top of the World," "How Many More Years," and "Back Door Man," were instrumental in helping shape the classic sound of Chicago blues, which in turn helped shape everything that came after it.

Memphis Slim & Canned Heat - Memphis Heat (1974) {1993, Reissue}

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Memphis Slim & Canned Heat - Memphis Heat (1974) {1993, Reissue}

Memphis Slim & Canned Heat - Memphis Heat (1974) {1993, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 236 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 109 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Piano Blues, Chicago Blues | Verve Records #519 725-2

Memphis Heat documents Chicago blues piano legend Memphis Slim's studio collaborations with the rock group Canned Heat in France on September 18, 1970, and July 11, 1973. The results are tasty indeed. Slim's voice and piano are well matched by Henry Vestine's electric guitar, Canned Heat's rockin' rhythm section, and (on six out of 13 tracks) the Memphis Horns, a solid wind quintet of trumpet, trombone, two tenors, and a baritone sax. Memphis Slim tried on a lot of different styles and instrumental combinations during the 1970s. His Canned Heat sessions have been both praised and panned over the years, a state of affairs that often revealed more about the reviewers than the music itself.

Stick McGhee with Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - New York Blues and R&B 1947-1955 (2007) 4CD Box Set

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Stick McGhee with Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - New York Blues and R&B 1947-1955 (2007) 4CD Box Set

Stick McGhee with Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry:
New York Blues and R&B 1947-1955 (2007) 4CD Box Set

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 697 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 662 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Blues, Early R&B | Label: JSP Records | # JSP7763 | Time: 04:49:14

Brownie's brother Stick McGhee had a hit or two to his name, and the two brothers split the 105 tracks on this boxed set between them (with some tracks from Brownie's longtime partner Sonny Terry)! Includes Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee; Tennessee Waltz Blues; Wee Wee Hours Pts. 1 & 2; Little Things We Used to Do Stick McGhee; Mean Ole Frisco; Key to the Highway; C.C. Rider, Where Did She Go Brownie McGhee; Mad Man Blues; Harmonica Train Sonny Terry, and more.

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings (1992)

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Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings (1992)

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 171 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 47 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jump Blues, Rhythm & Blues | MCA Records #MCAD-10668

Powerhouse blues and R&B singer, the original "Hound Dog" belter, and one of the most important female architects of rock & roll. Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton only notched one national hit in her lifetime, but it was a true monster. "Hound Dog" held down the top slot on Billboard's R&B charts for seven long weeks in 1953. Alas, Elvis Presley's rocking 1956 cover was even bigger, effectively obscuring Thornton's chief claim to immortality. That's a damned shame, because Thornton's menacing growl was indeed something special. The hefty belter first opened her pipes in church but soon embraced the blues. She toured with Sammy Green's Hot Harlem Revue during the 1940s. Thornton was ensconced on the Houston circuit when Peacock Records boss Don Robey signed her in 1951. She debuted on Peacock with "Partnership Blues" that year, backed by trumpeter Joe Scott's band.

Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam - Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam (1961) Reissue 1986

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Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam - Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam (1961) Reissue 1986

Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam - Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam (1961) Reissue 1986
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Country Blues, Acoustic Chicago Blues | Label: Chess | # CHD 9251 | Time: 00:34:25

Although Chess didn't bother to anthologize these sides into album form until the early '60s, this marvelous collection actually dates from 1953. Broonzy and Sam are both in great form here, sharing the vocals throughout and recalling their earlier days as Bluebird label and session mates. The sound is fleshed out by the addition of guitarist Lee Cooper (who at times almost sounds a bit too modern for the genre being explored here, throwing in what can only be described as Chuck Berry licks) and Big Crawford on upright bass.

Buddy Guy - As Good As It Gets (1998) Repost / New Rip

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Buddy Guy - As Good As It Gets (1998) Repost / New Rip

Buddy Guy - As Good As It Gets (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 439 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 195 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Vanguard Records #VCD 79509 / 79509-2

Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation (arguably the most celebrated), possessing a sound and style that embodied the traditions of classic Chicago blues while also embracing the fire and flash of rock & roll. Guy began his recording career in 1959, and scored his first hit in 1960 with "First Time I Met the Blues." He spent much of the next decade a well-regarded journeyman, praised by peers and blues fans without breaking through to a larger audience; his best album of the '60s originally didn't even have his name on it (Junior Wells' Hoodoo Man Blues). However, he found an audience in Europe in the '70s and rock fans began discovering his work through the endorsements of noted fans Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Mark Knopfler.