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Gov't Mule - Mulennium (2010) 3 CD Set

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Gov't Mule - Mulennium (2010) 3 CD Set

Gov't Mule - Mulennium (2010) 3CD Set
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.31 Gb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Label: Evil Teen | # 651751-12102-7 | Time: 03:19:31
Blues-Rock, Southern Rock, Hard Rock

Recorded live at the Roxy in Atlanta, GA on December 31, 1999. Since 1994, Gov't Mule has celebrated the upcoming New Year with unique fan-pleasing concerts that showcase their wide-ranging repertoire, virtuosic musicianship and commitment to their fans. New Year's is very special not only to the fans but to the band as well. December 31, 1999, ushered in a new century and millennium and called for something truly magical - and that nights show at Atlanta's historic Fox theater delivered it. What made the show so extraordinary? For starters, Little Milton, one of Warren Haynes' most important influences, joins Gov't Mule for six songs including 'I Can't Quit You Baby' and 'It Hurts Me Too'. Other special guests include longtime Mule friends and collaborators Audley Freed (Black Crows), Robert Kearns, Johnny Mosier, Mark Van Allen and Barry Richman. Secondly, this show contains many Mule covers played for the first time including The Black Crows 'Sometimes Salvation' and King Krimson's '21st Century Schzoid Man'.

Ten Years After - Stonedhenge (1969) 2CDs, Remastered, Deluxe Edition 2015 [Re-Up]

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Ten Years After - Stonedhenge (1969) 2CDs, Remastered, Deluxe Edition 2015 [Re-Up]

Ten Years After - Stonedhenge (1969) 2CDs, Remastered, Deluxe Edition 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 232 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Label: Deram/Universal | # 472 644-6 | Time: 01:41:40
Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz-Rock

"I'm Going Home" from Ten Years After's previous release put them on the charts, at least in the U.K. (the band's U.S. breakthrough was at Woodstock a year after its release), but the four-piece was already experimenting with ways to expand their basic boogie rock template. Stonedhenge was the result, as producer Mike Vernon helped steer the band into a more jazz- and blues-oriented direction. That's especially evident in the swinging "Woman Trouble," but this set is generally more prone to broadening the sound without losing TYA's basic concept. It doesn't always gel – the four short pieces that feature each musician alone on their instrument is an interesting idea that ends up as a distraction – yet the album boasts some terrific performances by a group that was hitting its peak. Canned Heat, who TYA supported in America and who were also trying to push their own boogie envelope, were a big influence, born out by the very Heat-sounding "Hear Me Calling." Alvin Lee keeps his fleet fingers in check, preferring to work his style into a more organic fusion.

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By (2016) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

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Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By (2016) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By (2016) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 582 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 229 Mb | Scans ~ 184 Mb
Label: Fantasy | # 0666999388408/0666999388392 | Time: 01:39:29
Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Retro Soul, Roots Rock, Modern Blues

Let Me Get By is the third studio album from Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring ten new, original songs that stand together as a testament to the spirit and commitment of the tightly-knit 12-member ensemble. Driven by Susan's soaring, spiritually charged vocals and Derek's masterfully lyrical slide-guitar, the band's musical talents are on display in full force. From 'Anyhow' - a declaration of devotion highlighting the album's theme of breaking away - to the funky and uplifting title track, Let Me Get By delivers a sonic journey filled with the barnstorming energy, soulful vibes and roots-based rock that no band delivers better. Deluxe version includes 8-track bonus disc that features live recordings from the legendary Beacon Theatre in New York as well as alternate mixes, early song takes and additional studio material, an expanded booklet with exclusive studio and live photos, and a custom-designed vintage amp box.

Big Brother And The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin (1967) [Japanese Reissue 1994]

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Big Brother And The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin (1967) [Japanese Reissue 1994]

Big Brother And The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin (1967) [Japanese Reissue 1994]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 185 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Sony | # SRCS 6440 | Time: 00:37:11

"Big Brother & the Holding Company," is an early recording by Big Brother and the Holding Company, a psychedelic blues rock San Francisco-based band during the late 1960's. The record survives largely because of their great, great chick singer, Janis Joplin, of course, who joined them on a Chicago gig. Although Joplin fans will know that she did not, unfortunately, survive the 1970's, as she passed on October 4, 1970 (aged 27), in Los Angeles, California. But in her brief career, despite her troubled life, she left behind a stunning, gutsy repertory of work that has long since floated free of, and outlived, Big Brother. This record, however, was laid down about six months before she (and they) achieved lasting blazing stardom at the 1967 Monterrey Pop Festival.

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At The Isle of Fehmarn (2005) [Re-Up]

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Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At The Isle of Fehmarn (2005) [Re-Up]

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live At The Isle of Fehmarn (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Dagger | # CATF-05186-2 | Time: 01:17:23

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At The Isle Of Fehmarn marks the eighth release in Dagger Records’ popular bootleg-style recording series. This historically significant album features The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s final live performance on September 6, 1970 during the Love & Peace Festival held on the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany. Jimi's Isle Of Fehmarn performance has been widely bootlegged over the last 35 years yet it was never professionally recorded. Amateur recordings made from the audience by fans have served as the only known documentation of this historic concert until now. As the eighth entry in this popular 'bootleg' series, Dagger presents a newly discovered recording made by the festival's promoters.

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

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Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003)
Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 127 Mb
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: Sony Records Int'l ‎ | # SICP 30463 | Time: 01:00:01

The live attempts at recreating the seminal jam chemistry of Super Session were hit-and-miss affairs, and this one, previously unreleased, has its fair share of off-key and off-target tunes. The rhythm section is erratic, the repertoire–ranging from Simon & Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" to an Elvis-flavored "That's All Right Mama"–is a bit odd, and co-leader Al Kooper is competent but rarely inspired. Guitarist Michael Bloomfield, however, is uniformly brilliant and his graceful blues virtuosity is by itself well worth the price of admission. Bloomfield and the group are joined on B.B. King's "It's My Own Fault" by a then-unknown Johnny Winter and things get really interesting.

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

Rory Gallagher - Defender (1987) Japanese Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 433 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: BMG/Capo | # BVCM-37889 | Time: 00:55:43

Rory was never a man to sit back and let the world slip by. The 70’s saw him release 10 albums in as many years, work with a great many of his heroes and tour the world. Although his recorded output in the 1980’s was more sporadic he still toured constantly, playing some of the first rock gigs behind the iron curtain as well as cementing his live reputation in Europe and the US. ‘Defender’ his third album of the 80’s, was the first release on his own label. Capo offered him the complete artistic freedom he needed, enabling him to produce the music as he wanted. He admitted “I’m not that organised, but I want anything that I’m doing to be under control, and I want the final say on things”.

Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)

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Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)

Leon Russell - Retrospective (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 87 Mb
Label: The Right Stuff | # 7243 8 59785 2 4 | Time: 01:10:28
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock, Country-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Retrospective is an 18-track collection that features the bulk of Leon Russell's greatest hits ("Tight Rope," "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms," "Lady Blue," "Back to the Island"), plus many key album tracks. Since Russell was primarily an album artist, this approach doesn't necessarily do him justice, but for listeners who only want the hits, this will do.

J.J. Cale - Special Edition (1984) [Re-Up]

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J.J. Cale - Special Edition (1984) [Re-Up]

JJ Cale - Special Edition (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 818 633-2 | Time: 00:39:20 | Scans ~ 119 Mb
Blues-Rock, Southern Rock, Folk Rock, Country Blues

Sinuous rhythms, conversational singing, and, most of all, intricate, bluesy guitar playing characterize Cale's performances of his own songs. This compilation, covering 11 years of recording, includes the songs Eric Clapton, who borrowed heavily from Cale's style in his 1970s solo work, made famous: "After Midnight" and "Cocaine".

Ry Cooder - The Slide Area (1982) [Re-Up]

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Ry Cooder - The Slide Area (1982) [Re-Up]

Ry Cooder - The Slide Area (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 108 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-23651-2 | Time: 00:39:19
Country-Blues, Blues-Rock, Country-Rock, Roots Rock

This CD opens with an outrageous and exceedingly funky "UFO Has Landed in the Ghetto," and which seems so out of place with the other material. Yes, it is a rhythm & blues, bordering at times on funk album, and rap is one direction R&B took, but…. Listen to the groove on "Which Came First," and try to keep your body from bobbing to the strong rhythm laid down by Jim Keltner, Tim Drummond, and the background vocalists. While we are on the subject of vocals, this is one of Ry Cooder's best efforts, and his backup vocalists are key here and deserve special recognition: Bobby King, John Hiatt, Willie Greene, and Herman Johnson for most of the CD. The two gems on this are the phenomenal treatments of both "Blue Suede Shoes" and Bob Dylan's "I Need a Woman." Two songs as different in the original forms as pigs and gerbils are converted to R&B hit status. Both contain some memorable slide guitar work, but isn't that what we expect from this master of the guitar family. The album is very good but those two songs make it a gem.

Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

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Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

Van Morrison - Back On Top (1999) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 179 Mb
Label: Exile, Polydor | # 5305453 | Time: 01:02:32
Genre: Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Back on Top is the twenty-seventh studio album by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in 1999 by Point Blank. This album marks a slight return to the forms of music he is most known for: blues and R&B. Upon the album's release, Rolling Stone reviewed it as "one Monet and nine Norman Rockwells", the "Monet" being "When the Leaves Come Falling Down" which it called a masterpiece. The 29 January 2008 reissued and remastered version of the album contains two bonus tracks: an alternative take of "Philosopher's Stone" and a new arrangement of Fats Domino's song, "Valley of Tears".

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Re-Up

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2013] Re-Up

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974) APO Remastered 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:22
Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 413 SA

Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote the book on Southern rock with their first album, so it only made sense that they followed it for their second album, aptly titled Second Helping. Sticking with producer Al Kooper (who, after all, discovered them), the group turned out a record that replicated all the strengths of the original, but was a little tighter and a little more professional. It also revealed that the band, under the direction of songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, was developing a truly original voice. Of course, the band had already developed their own musical voice, but it was enhanced considerably by Van Zant's writing, which was at turns plainly poetic, surprisingly clever, and always revealing. Though Second Helping isn't as hard a rock record as Pronounced, it's the songs that make the record.

Sean Costello - In The Magic Shop (2014) [Unreleased 2005 Studio Album]

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Sean Costello - In The Magic Shop (2014) [Unreleased 2005 Studio Album]

Sean Costello - In The Magic Shop (2014) [Unreleased 2005 Studio Album]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Vizztone | # VTSCF01 | 00:46:41

Sean Costello was one of the most brilliant blues-based artists of his generation. His deeply soulful singing, songwriting and guitar playing crossed effortlessly between genres. Sean entered the scene as a child prodigy, and soon became regarded as a torchbearer, one of the leading lights of the new century. He had already gained international recognition when he died tragically in 2008, on the eve of his 29th birthday. IN THE MAGIC SHOP is Sean Costello’s previously unreleased 2005 studio album, produced in New York City by his longtime friend, collaborator and advocate, four-time Grammy Award winner Steve Rosenthal, in his recording studio, The Magic Shop. This is Sean Costello at his best, performing his stunning original compositions and well-chosen covers with band mates Paul Linden, Melvin Zachery and Ray Hangen, along with a few guests. This should have been Sean’s breakthrough record — but it remained unmixed and unheard for almost ten years.

Johnny Winter - Guitar Slinger (1984) [Re-Up]

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Johnny Winter - Guitar Slinger (1984) [Re-Up]

Johnny Winter - Guitar Slinger (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 132 Mb
Label: Alligator Records | # ALCD 4735 | Time: 00:39:52
Electric Blues, Slide Guitar Blues, Blues-Rock

Guitar Slinger is an album by guitarist and singer Johnny Winter. Released in 1984, it was his first studio album in four years, and his first album for Alligator Records. Guitar Slinger was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.

Johnny Winter - Let Me In (1991) [Re-Up]

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Johnny Winter - Let Me In (1991) [Re-Up]

Johnny Winter - Let Me In (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Virgin/Pointblank | # VPBCD 5 | 00:49:53

Let Me In is a star-studded all-blues set from Johnny Winter, featuring cameos from Dr. John, Albert Collins, and several others. Though the set focuses on blues material, Winters can never leave his rock roots behind – the sheer volume and pile-driving energy of his performances ensures that. For most of the record, his enthusiasm is contagious, but there are a couple of bland, generic exercises that fail to work up a head of steam. But there is a lovely acoustic number called "Blue Mood," which shows Winter trying to stretch a bit by playing jazzy licks. It's a refreshing change of pace.