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VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

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VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Teldec | # CD-83571 | Time: 00:50:14

This disc is an integral part of a series Telarc is doing – taking albums that were big sellers by prominent artists and having an innovative group of solid blues players do their interpretations of a variety of the songs from the original album. They have done this with the Beatles' White Album (calling it The Blues White Album) and Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde with good success, which will probably continue with this new interpretation of the Stones' 1972 vintage album. Telarc put together a dynamite "house" band, including Brian Stoltz (ex-Neville Brothers) on guitar and former Double Trouble rhythm section members Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, and then pulled in many more celebrated artists to handle the leads. the Stones, who started out as a blues and R&B band, always maintained those roots; thus, many of the songs keep their original shape. This is a solid retooling of this classic Stones LP. Telarc has taken the original double disc and picked the songs the artists felt remained truest to their respective traditions and packaged it as a ten-song disc, complete with a cover notes that make it look the same.

The Blues Brothers Band - Live in Montreux (1990)

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The Blues Brothers Band - Live in Montreux (1990)

The Blues Brothers Band - Live in Montreux (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 393 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul | Label: WEA | # 9031-71614-2 | Time: 00:58:19

This is a fine CD of Blues Brothers material, featuring the original Blues Brothers Band and frontman Larry Thurston, performing at Montreux Jazz Festival on July 12, 1989. From the late '80s through the early 90's, the Blues Brothers Band was a popular touring act throughout Europe, with Mr. Thurston doing a fine job on lead vocals. None of the other 90's Blues Brothers frontmen (Dan Ackroyd, John Goodman, Jim Belushi) appear on this CD or in this Line-Up. Not exactly "essential", but a good performance of the tour band during this period of the band's history.

Dr. John - City Lights (1978) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

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Dr. John - City Lights (1978) Reissue 2008 [Re-Up]

Dr. John - City Lights (1978) Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb
Label: Verve | # 0602517686823 | Time: 00:38:34 | Scans included
New Orleans R&B, Piano Blues, Soul-Jazz

After the release of Mardi Gras in 1975, Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) left Atlantic Records. In late 1977, he signed with A&M's Horizon imprint – a label whose purpose was to showcase the jazz side of its parent company. City Lights is the better of two recordings he cut there. Produced by Tommy LiPuma and Hugh McCracken, City Lights was recorded at New York's Hit Factory Studios with a band of studio aces: drummer Steve Gadd, guitarists Cornell Dupree and John Tropea, bassist Will Lee, and Richard Tee as an additional keyboardist; Arthur Jenkins added percussive effects. The five-piece horn section included both David Sanborn and Ronnie Cuber. What's really startling, however, is the material. For most of the 1970s, Rebennack had been playing well-known tunes by other Crescent City luminaries and pop songwriters, contributing precious little of his material to his albums. On City Lights he wrote or co-wrote everything on the set. His songwriting partner for part of this date was none other than Doc Pomus. The best of both men is captured on the opener, "Dance the Night Away with You," a strolling New Orleans R&B number.

Amen Corner - Live On Air '67-'69 (2020)

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Amen Corner - Live On Air '67-'69 (2020)

Amen Corner - Live On Air '67-'69 (2020)
Psychedelic Pop Rock, Rhythm’and’Blues | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 57:00 | 188 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: London Calling | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2020

Amen Corner were a Welsh R&B-tinged pop band of the late '60s featuring singer Andy Fairweather-Low, organist Blue Weaver, guitarist Neil Jones, bassist Clive Taylor, saxophonists Allen Jones and Mike Smith, and drummer Dennis Bryon. They scored the first of their six British chart hits with "Gin House" in the summer of 1967. "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice" went to number one in early 1969. By then, Fairweather-Low had become a teenage heartthrob and the band had switched management and record companies, but they split up by the end of the year.

Dr. John - High Priest Of Psychedelic Voodoo (2015) 2CDs

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Dr. John - High Priest Of Psychedelic Voodoo (2015) 2CDs

Dr. John - High Priest Of Psychedelic Voodoo (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 587 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb | Scans included
Label: Purple Pyramid | # CLP 2323 | Time: 01:36:05
New Orleans Blues, New Orleans R&B, Rock & Roll

Although he didn't become widely known until the 1970s, Dr. John had been active in the music industry since the late '50s, when the teenager was still known as Mac Rebennack. A formidable boogie and blues pianist with a lovable growl of a voice, his most enduring achievements fused with New Orleans R&B, rock, and Mardi Gras craziness to come up with his own brand of "voodoo" music. He's also quite accomplished and enjoyable when sticking to purely traditional forms of blues and R&B. On record, he veers between the two approaches, making for an inconsistent and frequently frustrating legacy that often makes the listener feel as if "the Night Tripper" (as he's nicknamed himself) has been underachieving.

Vinegar Joe - Albums Collection 1972-1993 (4CD)

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Vinegar Joe - Albums Collection 1972-1993 (4CD)

Vinegar Joe - Albums Collection 1972-1993 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.22 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 480 Mb | Scans ~ 214 Mb
Classic Rock, Boogie Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues | Time: 03:13:07

Vinegar Joe might very easily have been Island Records' answer to the Allman Bros. or Wet Willie. A sextet formed out of a busted big-band rock outfit called Dada, they were brought together at the suggestion of Island founder Chris Blackwell. Elkie Brooks (vocals), Robert Palmer (vocals, guitar), Pete Gage (guitars, piano), and Steve York (bass, harmonica), were at the core of the group, with Tim Hinkley and then Mike Deacon on keyboards, and Conrad Isadore and Keef Hartley, and then John Woods and Pete Gavin on drums–the band cut three albums for between 1971 and 1973. Their live shows were well reviewed and attracted significant audiences in England, but this was never reflected in their record sales. They split up in 1973, with Robert Palmer becoming an international star as a pop-rock blue-eyed soul singer and Elkie Brooks a success as an MOR singer with Pete Gage as her arranger. Collection includes: Vinegar Joe (1972); Rock'n Roll Gypsies (1972); Six Star General (1973); Six Star Gypsies (1993).

Rick Vito - Mojo On My Side (2014)

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Rick Vito - Mojo On My Side (2014)

Rick Vito - Mojo On My Side (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb
Label: Hypertension | # HYP 14306 | Time: 00:44:34 | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Blues, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues

Perhaps best known as a member of the legendary supergroup Fleetwood Mac, Rick Vito's stellar slide and lead guitar work has enriched the recordings and performances of such legendary artists as Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, Roy Orbison, Stevie Nicks and John Mayall, and scores of others. 'Mojo on My Side' marvelously illustrates his distinctly singular approach to roots music, alongside his trademark blues-infused slide guitar. Vito skillfully blends traditional blues, rock 'n' roll and R&B with modern sensibilities and consummate musicianship that's sure to please even the most discerning listeners.

Lonnie Mack - Whatever's Right (1969) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Lonnie Mack - Whatever's Right (1969) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Lonnie Mack - Whatever's Right (1969) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb
Label: Sundazed | # SC 6193 | Time: 00:37:46 | Scans included
Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Modern Electric Blues

With a passel of familiar faces in the cast (ex-James Brown bassist Tim Drummond, pianist Dumpy Rice, harpist Rusty York), the reclusive Mack rocks up some memorable dusties his way – the Falcons' "I Found a Love," and Bobby Bland's "Share Your Love with Me," Little Walter's "My Babe," and Jimmy Reed's chestnut "Baby What You Want Me to Do," along with his own "Gotta Be an Answer".

Guitar Slim Green with Johnny & Shuggie Otis - Stone Down Blues (1970) Reissue 2015

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Guitar Slim Green with Johnny & Shuggie Otis - Stone Down Blues (1970) Reissue 2015

Guitar Slim Green with Johnny & Shuggie Otis - Stone Down Blues (1970) Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Ace/BGP | # CDBGPM 287 | Time: 00:33:31

Rare 1970 album produced by Johnny Otis featuring the stinging guitar of his son Shuggie – with two previously unissued bonus tracks Bluesman Slim Green made very few records in a career that started in 1948 and ended with this LP in 1970. Born Norman G. Green in Bryant, Texas in 1920, he grew up in Oklahoma and played guitar in Las Vegas before settling in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. He made his first records in 1948 for local labels. Listening to them suggests a player full of country influences, updating them for a modern urban audience. He reappeared a decade later in a group called the Cats From Fresno, who made two singles for Johnny Otis’ Dig label, a contact he renewed in the late 60s. Johnny Otis, a pioneer of post-war R&B, had scored hits as a producer and recording artist as well as being a renowned talent-spotter. Having dropped out of sight for much of the 1960s, he returned to the studio in the latter part of the decade and released a series of records for the Kent label, distinguished by the guitar playing of his teenage son Shuggie.

B.B. King - Blues Summit (1993) [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - Blues Summit (1993) [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Blues Summit (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 396 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul Blues | Label: MCA | # MCD 10710 | Time: 01:02:43

This is B.B. King's most delightful recording of the '90s. He duets with other blues greats, including Koko Taylor ("Something You Got"), Buddy Guy ("I Pity the Fool"), Etta James ("There's Something on Your Mind"), Ruth Brown ("You're the Boss"), and his dear friend John Lee Hooker ("You Shook Me"). The peaks come in his guitar shootout with Texas Telecaster slinger Albert Collins on "Call It Stormy Monday" and his high-spirited run-in with Katie Webster, who steals their performance of "Since I Met You Baby" with her saucy asides.

VA - Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green (1997) 2CD [Re-Up]

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VA - Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green (1997) 2CD [Re-Up]

VA - Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green (1997) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 852 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues, Classic Rock, R&B | Label: Viceroy | # 54190-2 | 02:16:48

R.I.P. Mr. Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946 – 25 July 2020)

A massive, 2-disc compilation featuring cover versions of virtually every Peter Green song written during his Fleetwood Mac period, and a few drawn from his mid-80s solo period. While there are some weaker moments in this 39-track collection, the majority of the interpretations feature blues guitar, piano and vocal at their very best. Rather than simply pay tribute to Peter Green by faithfully imitating his material, the artists have chosen to re-interpret these songs and in most cases the results are superb. The power of Green's influence is felt all the more deeply when so many artists use his music as a jumping-off point. A must have item for blues guitar fans.

Bill Champlin - No Place Left To Fall (2009)

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Bill Champlin - No Place Left To Fall (2009)

Bill Champlin - No Place Left To Fall (2009) [Audio CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 517 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:08:14
Pop/Rock, Rhythm & Blues | Label: DreamMakers | # DRM-61247

He's been called the best-known unknown singer in the world, a musician's musician, a full-tilt street poet. He's Bill Champlin, a founding member of the legendary San Francisco band Sons of Champlin, and songwriter with two GRAMMY® awards and six critically-acclaimed solo albums. Fed up with the music industry, he hasn't released a solo album in 10 years, leading fans to ask, "Where have you been?" This cult figure has been hiding in plain sight: playing in the band Chicago and singing some of its biggest hits, and penning a remarkable collection of songs, No Place Left To Fall.

B.B. King - Blues In My Heart (1963) Japanese Mini LP, Remastered Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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B.B. King - Blues In My Heart (1963) Japanese Mini LP, Remastered Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

B.B. King - Blues In My Heart (1963) Japanese Mini LP, 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 221 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 81 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Crown/P-Vine | # PCD-4368 | 00:32:59

Japanese limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork. "Blues In My Heart" was released in 1963 and sees B.B. in a small combo setting with ample room for his strong guitar fills and concise solos. Plas Johnson supplies the smoky tenor saxophone backing while Maxwell Davis contributes the keyboard duties.

Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD) [Re-Up]

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Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD) [Re-Up]

Koko Taylor - Albums Collection 1969-1990 (7CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.84 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues

Accurately dubbed "the Queen of Chicago blues" (and sometimes just the blues in general), Koko Taylor helped keep the tradition of big-voiced, brassy female blues belters alive, recasting the spirits of early legends like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Big Mama Thornton, and Memphis Minnie for the modern age. Taylor's rough, raw vocals were perfect for the swaggering new electrified era of the blues, and her massive hit "Wang Dang Doodle" served notice that male dominance in the blues wasn't as exclusive as it seemed. After a productive initial stint on Chess, Taylor spent several decades on the prominent contemporary blues label Alligator, going on to win more W.C. Handy Awards than any other female performer in history, and establishing herself as far and away the greatest female blues singer of her time. Collection includes: Koko Taylor (1969); South Side Lady (1973); I Got What It Takes (1975); The Earthshaker (1978); From The Heart Of A Woman (1981); Queen of the Blues (1985); Jump For Joy (1990).

Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)

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Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)

Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Label: A&M Records | # 31454 0984 2 | Time: 00:52:53
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues

When reviewers heard teen-aged Jonny Lang's debut album of 1997, Lie to Me, many of them commented on how mature the blues singer/guitarist sounded for his age. Similarly, Lang's second album, Wander This World, often sounds like it could have been the work of a man of 30. With David Z. (known for his work with Prince) producing, the Midwesterner delivers an exciting sophomore effort that has as much to do with soul, funk, and rock as it does with actual blues. Far from a purist, Lang takes an approach that is best described as Albert Collins, B.B. King, and Luther Allison by way of Otis Redding, Stax Records, and Eric Clapton. While "Angel of Mercy" and the moody "Cherry Red Wine" demonstrate his mastery of the 12-bar format, most of the other selections aren't actual 12-bar blues, but rather Southern-style soul, funk, or rock with a wealth of blues feeling. Lovers of 1960s Memphis soul should appreciate "Walking Away" and "Second Guessing," while "The Levee" and "Still Rainin'" have more of a rock orientation.