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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.

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".

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Rise Up (2020)

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Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Rise Up (2020)

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Rise Up (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 489 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | 01:18:54
Electric Blues, Blues Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Stony Plain Records

People tasked with having to describe Ronnie Earl invariably note his passion. It's worth repeating because it's true. For his 40-year career as a blues musician, Ronnie has transfixed audiences with his distinct brand of emotion-laden blues. Still today, each time he performs he gives his audiences his all and shoots for the moon. Ronnie Earl is a four-time Blues Music Award winner as ''Guitar Player of the Year,'' and a world-renowned composer and musician. Most of his 26 albums have included chart-toppers and best-sellers and he continues to be a crowd favorite at music festivals to this day.