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Luther Allison - Love Me Mama (1969) Expanded Reissue 1996

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Luther Allison - Love Me Mama (1969) Expanded Reissue 1996

Luther Allison - Love Me Mama (1969) Expanded Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE-625 | Time: 01:00:45

Luther Allison seemed to be on a roll when he died in 1998. He was back home after many years in Europe, and was winning awards and making a good living. This, his debut album, was cut in 1969 when he was 30 years old. He sang as if barely able to keep a lid on his emotion, and the elegance and precision of his guitar playing belied the fact that he had only been playing the instrument for a few years. If this debut can be faulted it's only in that it relies too heavily on overfamiliar standards like "Little Red Rooster," "Five Long Years," "Dust My Broom," "Sky Is Crying," and "Every Night About This Time." The CD reissue has been expanded with alternate takes and bonus cuts.

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - True Stories (2003)

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Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - True Stories (2003)

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - True Stories (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 368 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 149 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues | Telarc Blues #CD-83572

True Stories is veteran blues guitarist Jimmy Thackery's Telarc follow-up to We Got It. On this freewheeling disc, Thackery slightly peppers his modern electric blues with elements of rock, soul, and country. The presence of saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter adds a rockin' aspect to True Stories that the disc would have lacked without him. Highlights of the 11 tracks include Carpenter's sax vehicle "Crazy 'Bout a Saxophone," Thackery's original "Got It Going On," and Roy Buchanan's epic "The Messiah Will Come," the disc's tour de force clocking in at nearly nine and a half minutes.

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Switching Gears (1998)

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Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Switching Gears (1998)

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Switching Gears (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 416 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 5045

Guitarist-singer Jimmy Thackery's 1998 set stretches beyond the blues. A ferocious rockish guitarist with a vocal style that ranges from shouting to mellow, Thackery is easily the main star of his disc. However the other members of his Drivers are strong (Al Gamble on organ and piano, bassist Michael Patrick and drummer Mark Stutso), and there are features for guest accordionist Chubby Carrier on "Take Me With You When You Go" (a zydeco romp) and singer Reba Russell ("Dancing on Broken Glass") plus a helpful appearance apiece by Lonnie Brooks and Joe Louis Walker. From blues to rock with touches of zydeco, country, pop and folk, Thackery constantly stretches himself and gives the music his best.

Susan Tedeschi - Live From Austin Tx (2004) CD & DVD Releases

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Susan Tedeschi - Live From Austin Tx (2004) CD & DVD Releases

Susan Tedeschi - Live From Austin Tx (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Roots Rock | Label: New West | # NW 6065 | Time: 01:17:13

DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3 5.1, 448 kbps or 2.0, 192 kbps | ~ 3.6 Gb
Label: New West | # NW8002 | Time: 01:23:32

In this 2003 performance from the Austin City Limits series, New England's Susan Tedeschi demonstrates a range that extends well beyond her blues base. Following the blueprint employed by Bonnie Raitt a few decades earlier, she covers John Prine's "Angel from Montgomery" (a signature tune for Raitt), inserting a snippet from the Grateful Dead's "Sugaree." The piano balladry of her "Wrapped in the Arms of Another" could fit just fine on a Raitt album. The set also finds her sampling from the songbooks of Sly Stone ("You Can Make It If You Try"), Bob Dylan ("Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"), and Stevie Wonder ("Love's in Need of Love Today"), in addition to the more straightforward blues of Koko Taylor ("Voodoo Woman"). Though Tedeschi's stinging lead guitar provides the focus, she receives strong support from a band featuring the interplay of electric pianist Jason Crosby (who doubles on violin) and William Green on Hammond B-3 organ. Highlights include a tribute to jam-band inspiration Col. Bruce Hampton on "Hampmotized" and the simmering "Wait for Me," with its echoes of Aretha Franklin.

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Trouble Man (1994)

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Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Trouble Man (1994)

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Trouble Man (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 330 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 5011

Trouble Man is a hard-driving blues-rock album, with more emphasis on the "rock" than Thackery's other releases. It slows down just long enough for the slightly dark "Lovin' You Right" and the jazzy "Anchor to a Drowning Man," arguably the best cut here. "Doin' 100" and the instrumental "Hang Up and Drive" have a strong Stevie Ray Vaughan sound. Thackery applies a steady, yet light-hearted and uptempo pace to William Harris' "Bullfrog," which has also been covered by the likes of Dave Hole and John Hammond. The K.C. Douglas cover "Mercury Blues" has been recorded by everyone from Steve Miller to Alan Jackson (remember the "Crazy 'bout a Ford truck" commercials?), but this is one of the best versions you're likely to hear.

Fred Chapellier - Best Of 25 Years On The Road (2020)

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Fred Chapellier - Best Of 25 Years On The Road (2020)

Fred Chapellier - Best Of 25 Years On The Road (2020)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 988 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 381 Mb
Full Scans ~ 69 Mb | 01:19:35 + 01:18:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues | DixieFrog Records #DFGCD 8813

Double CD celebrating 25 first years of Fred Chapellier's career. One CD made of studio recordings including one unreleased track and one CD made of live recordings including one unreleased track. CD cover from illustrator Carlos Olmo.

Glenn Alexander & Shadowland - Knockin' On The Door (2019)

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Glenn Alexander & Shadowland - Knockin' On The Door (2019)

Glenn Alexander & Shadowland - Knockin' On The Door (2019)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2020 | Rainbow's Revenge, RRCD-24474 | RU | ~ 414 or 135 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.76 Mb
Blues Rock, Jazz-Rock, Southern Rock, Modern Electric Blues

Alexander has always been in the game it seems. He’s played with everyone from Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes to Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint. With Knockin’ Glenn and company take their in-your-face, guitar driven, horn-laced music to the next level…

Zucchero - Miserere (1992)

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Zucchero - Miserere (1992)

Zucchero - Miserere (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 302 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Full Scans ~ 94 Mb | 00:48:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Rock, Blues Rock, Soul, Funk | London Records #517 097-2

Miserere is the sixth studio album by Italian blues rock singer-songwriter Zucchero Fornaciari released in 1992 by Polydor Records. The album Miserere (Have Mercy) is much darker album than Fornaciari's previous works, made clear from the album's and same-titled song, as well theme. It reflects his intimate personal life from the time when lived in solitude and depression after the divorce. According to Zucchero, it's the result of three years in disperation, torn between Emilia where lived his parents, and Versilia where lived his wife and daughters, living in a small house near the sea in Marina di Pietrasanta, with a dog and one bottle. Later while was near the countryside of Pontremoli, he saw a green valley with a ruin and river, went down near them, and for the first time in a period felt at home. There he built his current home.

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Blues Guitar Virtuoso Live In Europe (1995)

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Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Blues Guitar Virtuoso Live In Europe (1995)

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Blues Guitar Virtuoso Live In Europe (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 447 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Bullseye Blues | # CD BB 9552 | Time: 01:13:22

Although not released until 1995, this CD was recorded live in 1993 in Bremen, Germany. Live in Europe is Earl's tribute to his major influences, and Ronnie plays his favorite guitar throughout: a 1962 red Strat. The fast, driving "San-Ho-Zay" and "Blues for the West Side" go out to Magic Sam; "The Stumble" to Freddie King; "Thank You Mr. T-Bone" to T-Bone Walker and Duke Robillard (who inspired Earl to learn T-Bone). "Thank You Mr. T-Bone" features some cool call-and-response between Earl and Bruce Katz on the Hammond B-3. It segues nicely into "Akos," where you'll find more great B-3 (check out the improvised "Summertime" riff). An all-instrumental offering, Live in Europe includes a handful of tunes found on its predecessor, Still River, including "Szeren," "Rego Park Blues," and the aforementioned "Blues for the West Side." "Contrition," a slow, soulful tune penned by Katz, has some jaw-dropping runs by Earl. One can only imagine what it must have been like to be one of the lucky souls at this show. The only fault to be found on this album is the mislabeling of several tunes on the cover. (For example, "The Stumble" is listed as "Not Now Kovitch.") Still, it's this reviewer's all-time favorite album – thank you, Mr. Earl.

B.B. King - Live At The Apollo (1991) [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - Live At The Apollo (1991) [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Live At The Apollo (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: GRP | # GRD-9637 | Time: 00:44:31

Live at the Apollo is a Blues album by B.B. King and the Phillip Morris "Super Band" recorded at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. It was awarded the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Still River (1993) [Re-Up]

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Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Still River (1993) [Re-Up]

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Still River (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Modern Electric Blues | Label: AudioQuest | # AQ-CD1018 | Time: 01:02:27

This particular version of the Broadcasters was unarguably magical, and this recording reveals why. Recorded four years after Earl dealt with his demons (alcohol, drugs, nervous collapse), it is the first of a string of all-instrumental albums by Earl, and it drips with class and soul. It's not just the exceptional skill of the players, however, that makes it so special; it was recorded on one of a handful of audiophile labels (AudioQuest), and therefore features state-of-the-art production. From the ringing opening chords of Magic Sam's "Blues for the West Side" to the beautiful acoustic guitar/piano duet of "Derek's Peace," Still River is thoroughly enjoyable. "Kansas City Monarch" is slow and sweet, featuring Bruce Katz tearing up the low notes, a nice sax solo by Anders Gaardmand, and some great double-string work by Earl. There is a moody version of John Coltrane's "Equinox" and a bog-dwelling rouser written by the entire band called "Chili Ba Hugh." You'll also like the greasy Hammond B3 organ on "Soul Serenade".

Freddie King - My Feeling For The Blues (1970) Reissue 1992

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Freddie King - My Feeling For The Blues (1970) Reissue 1992

Freddie King - My Feeling For The Blues (1970) Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues | Label: Cotillion/Atlantic | # 7 90352-2 | 00:36:02

The mid-to-late Sixties was a strange and difficult time for many Blues men - most were without contracts, forgotten and under-appreciated. Then the Blues boom happened (particularly in the UK) and many had their careers kick-started all over again. Freddie King was no exception. His last album had been for Federal in 1964, but with a new lease of life on the mighty Atlantic label, he produced two much revered LPs in rapid succession. The first was "Freddie King Is A Blues Master" released in 1969 on SD 9004 - and then this peach - "My Feeling For The Blues" on Cotillion SD 9016 released in early 1970.

Jimmy Johnson & Luther Johnson Jr. - Ma Bea's Rock (1975) {2001, Reissue}

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Jimmy Johnson & Luther Johnson Jr. - Ma Bea's Rock (1975) {2001, Reissue}

Jimmy Johnson & Luther Johnson Jr. - Ma Bea's Rock (1975) {2001, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 351 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 186 Mb
Full Scans | 01:01:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Storyville #STCD 8050

In 2001, the Danish label Storyville released this unusual CD, which is rare today. It contains recordings from a 1975 concert at Ma Bea's in New York, originally released in 1975 in France on vinyl with eight songs. And now there are 14 songs on the disc, 7 are performed by Jimmy, and the other 7 - by Luther Johnson. Everyone has their own group, among the sidemen there are famous people: Big Voice Odom (vocal), Willie Lyons (guitar), Willie Kent (bass). Both brothers perform classics of blues and soul blues: "So Many Roads", "Crosscut Saw", "I Believe My Time Ain't Long", "All Your Love", "Same Old Blues".

Colin James - Albums Collection 1988-2018 (16CD) [Re-Up + Upgrade]

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Colin James - Albums Collection 1988-2018 (16CD) [Re-Up + Upgrade]

Colin James - Albums Collection 1988-2018 (16CD)
EAC/XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 5.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.3 Gb | Complete Scans
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop/Rock | Time: 12:37:58

Colin James is a Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who plays in the blues, rock, and neo-swing genres. Collection includes 15 studio albums and one compilation.

Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (1972) Expanded Remastered 2012 [Re-Up]

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Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (1972) Expanded Remastered 2012 [Re-Up]

Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (1972) Expanded Remastered 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Concord Music/Stax | # 0888072337169 | 01:00:59

It's not as if Albert King hadn't tasted success in his first decade and a half as a performer, but his late-'60s/early-'70s recordings for Stax did win him a substantially larger audience. During those years, the label began earning significant clout amongst rock fans through events like Otis Redding's appearance at the Monterey International Pop Festival and a seemingly endless string of classic singles. When King signed to the label in 1966, he was immediately paired with the Stax session team Booker T. & the MG's. The results were impressive: "Crosscut Saw," "Laundromat Blues," and the singles collection Born Under a Bad Sign were all hits. Though 1972's I'll Play the Blues for You followed a slightly different formula, the combination of King, members of the legendary Bar-Kays, the Isaac Hayes Movement, and the sparkling Memphis Horns was hardly a risky endeavor. The result was a trim, funk-infused blues sound that provided ample space for King's oft-imitated guitar playing.