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Peggy Lee - Miss Peggy Lee (1998)

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Peggy Lee - Miss Peggy Lee (1998)

Peggy Lee - Miss Peggy Lee (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Capitol, 0777 7 97826 2 8 | ~ 1493 or 696 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 86 Mb
Jazz, Big Band, Ballad, Easy Listening

Except for four hit-making years for Decca in the middle of the '50s, Peggy Lee spent the balance of her career with Capitol. And though her many LPs were among the best recorded at the label, most still lay unreleased by the late '90s…

Etta James - Life, Love & The Blues (1998)

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Etta James - Life, Love & The Blues (1998)

Etta James - Life, Love & The Blues (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Soul-Funk-Jazz-Blues | Label: Private | # 01005 82162 2 | Time: 00:59:38

Etta James followed her two deeply jazzy mid-'90s albums of torch songs with Love's Been Rough on Me, a flirtation with Nashville writers. On Life, Love & the Blues, she returns to her blues and soul repertoire, enlivening even the hoariest of tunes ("Spoonful," a gender-flopped "Hoochie Coochie Gal") with her growl. The tinges of funk underpinning "Born Under a Bad Sign" are given full room to stretch on a cover of Sly Stone's "If You Want Me to Stay," and James nearly swipes "The Love You Save May Be Your Own," one of Joe Tex's great preaching ballads, from the master.

Billy F Gibbons - Stepping Out Of ZZ Top: Rare And Unreleased Vol. 1 & 2 (2021)

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Billy F Gibbons - Stepping Out Of ZZ Top: Rare And Unreleased Vol. 1 & 2 (2021)

Billy F Gibbons - Stepping Out Of ZZ Top: Rare And Unreleased Vol. 1 & 2 (2021)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 369 Mb
Full Scans ~ 12 Mb | 01:17:26 + 01:15:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Boogie Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Blues | Concord Records | Unofficial Release

William Frederick Gibbons is an American rock musician who is the guitarist and primary vocalist of ZZ Top. He began his career in the Moving Sidewalks, who recorded Flash (1968) and opened four dates for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top's First Album in early 1971. Gibbons possesses a gravelly bass-baritone singing voice and is known for his bluesy, groove based guitar style. He is also noted, along with ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, for his chest-length beard. Gibbons has made appearances with other artists and acted on television shows, most notably Bones. In 2001, Rolling Stone named him the 32nd greatest guitarist of all time.

Janis Joplin - 18 Essential Songs (1995) [Re-Up]

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Janis Joplin - 18 Essential Songs (1995) [Re-Up]

Janis Joplin - 18 Essential Songs (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 410 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # 67005 | 01:10:08

18 Essential Songs is a one-disc distillation of the triple-disc Janis box set. Running 70 minutes, it is a more extensive best-of than the ten-track 1973 Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits album.

Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (1976) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

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Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (1976) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (1976) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 126 Mb
Label: Reprise Records | # 7599-27231-2 | Time: 00:40:00
Roots Rock, Slide Guitar Blues, Country Rock, Folk, Tex-Mex

Ry Cooder has always believed in the "mutuality in music," and this may be no more evident in his career than with his fifth album, Chicken Skin Music (a Hawaiian colloquialism, synonymous with goosebumps). Even more than usual, Cooder refuses to recognize borders – geographical or musical – presenting "Stand By Me" as a gospel song with a norteño arrangement, or giving the Jim Reeves country-pop classic, "He'll Have to Go," a bolero rhythm, featuring the interplay of Flaco Jimenez's accordion and Pat Rizzo's alto sax. Elsewhere, he teams with a pair of Hawaiian greats – steel guitarist and singer Gabby Pahinui and slack key guitar master Atta Isaacs – on the Hank Snow hit "Yellow Roses" and the beautiful instrumental "Chloe." If Cooder's approach to the music is stylistically diverse, his choice of material certainly follows suit. Bookended by a couple of Leadbelly compositions, Chicken Skin Music sports a collection of songs ranging from the aforementioned tracks to the charming old minstrel/medicine show number "I Got Mine" and the syncopated R&B of "Smack Dab in the Middle".

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)

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Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Label: Memphis International | # DOT 0203 | Time: 00:43:05
Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues

Time traveler Alvin Youngblood Hart's albums have darted from crusty Delta fingerpicking and hollering to Hendrixian hellfire to crunchy, primal rockin' blues, all with the ring of authority that comes from complete commitment to the music. This time, he's set the wayback machine to the early '30s, using guitars, mandolin, banjo, and a lot of heart to interpret tunes by Son House, Charley Patton, Skip James, Leadbelly, and others. Somehow, the dust of old Mississippi, the state where the Oakland-born musician now resides, seems to have gotten into his blood. Hart sounds like Parchman Farm's newest inmate as he wails and moans through "How Long Before I Can Change My Clothes," plucking notes from a National resonator guitar. Chiming out chords and quick runs on banjo, he makes Odetta's "Chilly Winds" seem like they're carrying the voices of lost ghosts, recounting their lives of misery under Jim Crow's wing. Hart tends to take many of these classics, like Patton's "Tom Rushen Blues" and Leadbelly's "Alberta," at slightly slower tempos, which gives him more time to squeeze gut emotions from his lightly graveled phrases and lets his pluck-and-drone playing work its hypnotic effect. Stark and impressive for the power Hart generates alone, this may be the acoustic blues album of the year.

Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers - Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers (1971) [Reissue 1990] (Repost)

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Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers - Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers (1971) [Reissue 1990] (Repost)

Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers - Hound Dog Taylor And The Houserockers (1971) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 278 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 40 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4701)

The first album and the perfect place to start. Wild, raucous, crazy music straight out of the South Side clubs. The incessant drive of Hound Dog's playing is best heard on "Give Me Back My Wig," "55th Street Boogie," and "Taylor's Rock," while the sound of Brewer Phillips' Telecaster on "Phillips' Theme" gives new meaning to the phrase "sheet metal tone." One of the greatest slide guitar albums of all time.

Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2008)

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Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2008)

Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Blue Horizon/Columbia | # 88697192172 | 01:18:35

Combining sessions that blues pianist Sunnyland Slim and blues guitarist Johnny Shines recorded separately on the same day in Chicago in 1968 for the Blue Horizon imprint, this interesting little set shows two blues veterans doing what it was they did, which was, in part, to push and pull the Delta blues one small step closer to being in the modern urban world. The Slim sides, several of which are new to digital disc, are a bit more interesting than the Shines sides, but only by degree. Slim's songs can appear on the surface to be tossed-off exercises in the usual blues clichés, but they were actually carefully written, while Shines worked similar territory, giving old blues figures a slightly ironic twist. Since both played at one time or another with Robert Johnson, and both straddle the old and new worlds of the blues as it transfigured into an electric and urban form, it makes perfect sense to stick these two sessions together in one package.

Tab Benoit, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal - Homesick For The Road (1999)

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Tab Benoit, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal - Homesick For The Road (1999)

Tab Benoit, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal - Homesick For The Road (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb
Label: Telarc | # CD-83454 | Time: 00:54:25 | Scans included
Blues, Swamp Blues, Soul-Blues, Louisiana Blues

Homesick for the Road provides a showcase for three fine blues singer/guitarists. The recording is clean and crisp, as is typical of the Telarc label, and the music cooks from start to finish. This disc provides an excellent introduction to each performer, with ample opportunities for each to shine. Debbie Davies brings to mind Bonnie Raitt, with her appealing vocal timbre and bluesy delivery. The youthful Benoit sings with an authority beyond his 31 years, making Screamin' Jay Hawkins' classic "I Put a Spell on You" his own. Kenny Neal has the scruffy, soulful delivery of a man who knows what the blues are all about. His "I've Been Mistreated" sounds like a late '60s slice of Muscle Shoals soul. All three of the co-leaders are excellent guitarists, and the band is solid and tight. Homesick for the Road rolls down the car window for an enticing look at three relatively young performers carrying the blues torch into the future.

Claudia Bettinaglio - Sometimes... (2003)

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Claudia Bettinaglio - Sometimes... (2003)

Claudia Bettinaglio - Sometimes… (2003)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Vocal Jazz, Pop/Rock | Label: Crosscut | # CCD 12006 | Time: 00:58:26

In 2001 Claudia released Nashville's debut album "Saving All My Love" A Tribute To Tom Waits. Claudia Bettinaglio interprets pearls from Waits' repertoire in her own way and expresses her unmistakable stamp with the powerful voice. 2003 release of the CD "Sometimes …". Behind this production is a high-caliber team: Roots-Rocker Hank Shizzoe produces and plays the guitars, the Freiburg-based Alexander Paeffgen plays the piano, Hammond organ and selected keyboards. The basis is Michel Poffet on bass and Walter Keiser on drums and percussion. The songs were written by Claudia Bettinaglio together with various musicians (among others, Hank Shizzoe, Pink Pedrazzi, Pascal Biedermann, among others), and they find themselves musically where blues, rock, jazz and pop come together.

Freddie King - Live At The Electric Ballroom, 1974 (2006)

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Freddie King - Live At The Electric Ballroom, 1974 (2006)

Freddie King - Live At The Electric Ballroom, 1974 (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 408 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Blues, Texas Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Shout! Factory (DK 97642)

This Atlanta concert wasn't issued in recorded form for two decades. Archival releases of this sort tend to be for collectors only, but this is a cut above the standard. The sound is very good, the band is pretty tight, and Freddie King solos with fire and sings with conviction, sticking mostly to covers of warhorses like "Dust My Broom," "Key to the Highway," and "Sweet Home Chicago." It's a better deal, in fact, than his studio albums for Shelter in the early '70s, boasting a no-frills small-combo approach that is far more suitable. As a neat bonus, it also contains two solo acoustic performances recorded at a Dallas radio station in the 1970s.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - No Looking Back (1992)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - No Looking Back (1992)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - No Looking Back (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:33
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Cajun | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4804

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was one of the most jazz-oriented of bluesmen, a colorful guitarist and a primitive but swinging fiddler. On this release he includes many instrumental sections in his performances including four all-out boppish jazz jams ("Digging New Ground," "C-Jam Blues," "The Peeper" and the stomping "We're Outta Here"). Brown's vocals, which feature consistently intelligent lyrics ("Better Off With The Blues" is particularly memorable), are part of the music rather than the entire show; he even gives his obscure backup horns chances to solo. The set is a particularly strong example of Gatemouth Brown's music with each of the 11 selections (except perhaps for "I Will Be Your Friend," a poppish vocal duet with Michelle Shocked) being well worth hearing.

Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher (50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (1971/2021)

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Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher (50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (1971/2021)

Rory Gallagher - Rory Gallagher (50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) (1971/2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers included | 03:49:19 | 1,74 Gb
Blues Rock | Label: Universal Music

Rory Gallagher‘s eponymous 1971 debut solo album is being re-released for its 50th anniversary and is getting the ‘full fat’ reissue treatment across a number of formats, including a 4CD+DVD box set. A new stereo mix of the album features across all formats while the box set includes 30 previously unreleased outtakes and alternate takes, a six-song 1971 BBC Radio John Peel Sunday concert, four BBC Radio session tracks, and a previously unreleased 50-minute DVD of Rory’s first-ever solo concert which was filmed in Paris for the Pop Deux television show.

Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

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Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

Etta James - At Last! (1960) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 67 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Soul, Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Chess, MCA | # CHD-9266 | Time: 00:28:55

After spending a few years in limbo after scoring her first R&B hits "Dance With Me, Henry" and "Good Rocking Daddy," Etta James returned to the spotlight in 1961 with her first Chess release, At Last. James made both the R&B and pop charts with the album's title cut, "All I Could Do Was Cry," and "Trust in Me." What makes At Last a great album is not only the solid hits it contains, but also the strong variety of material throughout. James expertly handles jazz standards like "Stormy Weather" and "A Sunday Kind of Love," as well as Willie Dixon's blues classic "I Just Want to Make Love to You." James demonstrates her keen facility on the title track in particular, as she easily moves from powerful blues shouting to more subtle, airy phrasing; her Ruth Brown-inspired, bad-girl growl only adds to the intensity. James would go on to even greater success with later hits like "Tell Mama," but on At Last one hears the singer at her peak in a swinging and varied program of blues, R&B, and jazz standards.

Mitch Kashmar - Wake Up & Worry (2006)

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Mitch Kashmar - Wake Up & Worry (2006)

Mitch Kashmar - Wake Up & Worry (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:33
Harmonica Blues, Jump Blues, West Coast Blues | Label: Delta Groove | # DGPCD 109

Mitch Kashmar returns with his follow up to last years' critically acclaimed release "Nickels & Dimes" (DGP #103), which earned him a nomination for "Best New Artist Debut" in the 2006 Blues Music Awards. Sure to please fans, this disc is full of swirling fat-toned harmonica, along with original and witty, tongue-in-cheek songwriting, as well as covers of classic blues material by Little Walter and Johnny "Guitar" Watson. Mitch is backed by an all-star cast featuring Junior Watson, Rusty Zinn, John Marx and Alastair Greene (guitars), Randy Chortkoff (vocals, harmonica), Fred Kaplan (piano), Bobby Watlay (vocals, hammond B3), Jim Calire (piano, baritone sax), Rick Reed (bass) and Richard Innes (drums).