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Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland ‎- Showdown! (1985) Re-up

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Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland ‎- Showdown! (1985) Re-up

Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland ‎- Showdown! (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 620 | ~ 259 or 104 Mb | Scans Included
Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues

Cray found himself in some pretty intimidating company for this Grammy-winning blues guitar summit meeting, but he wasn't deterred, holding his own alongside his idol Albert Collins and Texas great Johnny Copeland. Cray's delivery of Muddy Waters' rhumba-rocking "She's into Something" was one of the set's many highlights…

Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away (1963) Remastered 1990

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away (1963) Remastered 1990

Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away (1963) Remastered 1990
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 177 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Acoustic Texas Blues | Label: Prestige Bluesville | # 00025218052221 | Time: 00:35:10

For the 1963 album Goin' Away, Lightnin' Hopkins was backed by a spare rhythm section – bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herb Lovelle – who managed to follow his ramshackle, instinctual sense of rhythm quite dexterously, giving Hopkins' skeletal guitar playing some muscle. Still, the spotlight remains Hopkins, who is in fine form here. There are no real classics here, but everything is solid, particularly "Stranger Here" and "You Better Stop Her," making it worth investigation by serious fans of Hopkins' classic material.

Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland - Showdown! (1985) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland - Showdown! (1985) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland - Showdown! (1985)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 252 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 102 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.94 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.51 Gb
MFSL 1-217 200g LP | Blues

Cray found himself in some pretty intimidating company for this Grammy-winning blues guitar summit meeting, but he wasn't deterred, holding his own alongside his idol Albert Collins and Texas great Johnny Copeland. Cray's delivery of Muddy Waters' rhumba-rocking "She's into Something" was one of the set's many highlights.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000) [Re-Up]

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000) [Re-Up]

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:45
Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Folk-Blues, Country Blues | Label: Rhino | # 81227-9860-2

Pruning 16 tracks from Hopkins' extensive catalog for a best-of meant that some hard choices had to be made. The ones Rhino came up with won't satisfy everyone, but the label did take the correct road by sticking exclusively to the earliest part of his career, 1947-61. Perhaps the decision will offend some fans who feel that his 1960s and '70s work should be represented, but two things should be acknowledged. First, Hopkins, as is the case with most artists, did his most interesting recordings in the earlier part of his career. Second, as is the case with many blues artists, he did not vary his approach substantially throughout the decades. So what you have is a good assortment of his first 15 years on disc, taken from about ten labels, including both originals and covers, and placing the singer/guitarist in various instrumental contexts: with a full electric band (Sonny Terry is on a couple of 1961 cuts), as a solo guitarist, or accompanied by nothing more than a bass or additional guitarist. It's a good deal for those who want only one Hopkins disc, and for those who want a best-of that's more extensive, there's Rhino's own two-disc anthology, Mojo Hand.

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.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001) [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001) [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: Blue Thumb/Universal | # 549 785-2 | Time: 00:54:51
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues

In 1995, septuagenarian Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown moved from the independent blues label Alligator to Verve, then to the jazz division of PolyGram, part of Universal. In his five albums for the label (the last two of them released on the Blue Thumb subsidiary) – The Man (1995), Long Way Home (1996), Gate Swings (1997), American Music, Texas Style (1999), and now Back to Bogalusa – he has been able to pursue his eclectic inclinations more fully than he did when his label bosses were trying to emphasize his blues guitar playing. The center of Brown's taste is post-World War II jump blues and R&B with a distinctly Southwestern feel. Tasty as his guitar playing is, he likes to add horns and even a bit of country fiddle to the mix. As its title indicates, Back to Bogalusa particularly investigates the Louisiana influences on this Pelican State native, notably on the tracks "Going Back to Louisiana," "Breaux Bridge Rag," "Bogalusa Boogie Man," and the Cajun-styled "Louisian'".

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983) [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983) [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - One More Mile (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb
Label: Rounder | # CD 2034 | Time: 00:39:48 | Scans included
Modern Electric Texas Blues, Jazz-Blues, Cajun

For his second Rounder album, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown offers his "World Music Texas Style" - a compelling synthesis of blues, jazz, Cajun music and even a touch of country. With horn arrangements by Bill Samuel and Homer Brown, the album is a showcase for Gate's virtuoso abilities as a guitarist and violinist, which always tap his blues roots while offering constant musical surprises. 1983 Grammy Award finalist.

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) [2006, CD + DVD 30th Anniversary Ed.]

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Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) [2006, CD + DVD 30th Anniversary Ed.]

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol, CDP 0946 3 71116 2 8 | ~ 333 or 121 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 64 Mb
DVD-9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 & 6 ch
Pop Rock / Folk Rock / Blues Rock

Steve Miller had started to essay his classic sound with The Joker, but 1976's Fly Like an Eagle is where he took flight, creating his definitive slice of space blues. The key is focus, even on an album as stylishly, self-consciously trippy as this, since the focus brings about his strongest set of songs (both originals and covers), plus a detailed atmospheric production where everything fits…

Johnny Copeland - Ghetto Child: The Houston Sessions (2003)

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Johnny Copeland - Ghetto Child: The Houston Sessions (2003)

Johnny Copeland - Ghetto Child: The Houston Sessions (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Electric Texas Blues | Label: Castle Music | # 06076 81251-2 | Time: 00:40:01

If you're talking about packaging, the flaws of this disc are considerable. Comprised of 14 songs from 1960-1990 (most from 1960-71), the unifying theme is that all of them are taking from Houston recording sessions. But while recording dates and some personnel are noted, the original labels and dates of release are not. Furthermore, although the liner notes give a reasonable overview of Copeland's career, the tracks on this specific compilation are not discussed. And, putting the boot in, the cuts are not sequenced chronologically, but arranged almost as if someone had pressed the random button on a CD remote. Now, having aired all those complaints, the music is very good. These are fiery, committed performances in which the songs and arrangements often veer as much toward soul as toward blues. That's something that works to Copeland's advantage, both because he was versatile enough to combine styles well, and because it made him stand out from legions of other journeymen bluesmen.

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]

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VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Piano Blues, Texas Blues | Label: RST Blues Documents, DA Music | # 3509-2 | 01:03:47

This is a good collection of piano-accompanied vocals sporting bluesmen who worked the lumber camps and oil fields of rural Texas, as well as the red-light districts of cities like Galveston and Houston. Big Boy Knox shows a strong city influence in his decorative right-hand work, as does Robert Cooper, whose playing points to the influence of Fats Waller. Joe Pullem is on board with his hit, "Black Gal," which is perhaps overstated by three takes and a variation. The vocals are good, however, and the piano playing is uniformly excellent. Stylistically, this music falls somewhere between ragtime, blues, and vaudeville.

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (2014) [12CD Box Set]

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Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (2014) [12CD Box Set]

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
12CD | Epic, 88843091422 | ~ 4112 or 1787 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 238 Mb
Blues / Blues Rock / Texas Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection includes the group s original four studio albums, five electrifying live releases (including the commercial debut of A Legend In The Making Live At The El Mocambo, a rare Canadian radio promo album) and a double-disc set of killer studio outtakes from throughout Stevie Ray Vaughan s incredible career, including recordings from previous reissues, box sets and posthumous compilations.

T-Bone Walker - Feelin' The Blues (1999) [Blues Reference Series]

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T-Bone Walker - Feelin' The Blues (1999) [Blues Reference Series]

T-Bone Walker - Feelin' The Blues (1999) [Blues Reference Series]
Recordings 1968-1969, In Paris, France.
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:16
Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Jazz-Blues | Label: Black And Blue | # BB 432.2

Taking inspiration from Charlie Christian and Lonnie Johnson, T-Bone Walker plays with an exceptionally elegant and relaxed style, the perfect foil for Charles Brown's piano. An innovator of this caliber could only spark emulation. T-Bone Walker's influence can be heard in B.B. King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown or Buddy Guy. Even Jimi Hendrix confessed his indebtedness. Today guitarists, like Duke Robillard, Pete Mayes or Otis Grand, still perpetuate his legacy. In 1962 he toured with the very first American Folk Blues Festival (with John Lee Hooker). T-Bone Walker subsequently performed in Europe on a regular basis, with a marked preference for France. In November 1968, Black & Blue took advantage of one of his tours to have him record the album "Feelin’ The Blues," rightly considered to be one of the best he made at the end of his career. We thought it appropriate to add a few titles from his sessions with Jay McShann and Eddie Vinson, recorded a few months later while T-Bone was doing a stint at the Trois Mailletz club in Paris. T-Bone Walker is surely the most jazzy blues musician, while McShann and Vinson are among the most bluesy jazz musicians! It was impossible for this confrontation to produce anything but success.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Double Blues (1989) [Re-Up]

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Double Blues (1989) [Re-Up]

Lightnin' Hopkins - Double Blues (1989) Recorded in 1964
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans ~ 95 Mb
Texas Blues | Label: Fantasy Records | # FCD-24702-2 | Time: 01:15:59

Lightnin' Hopkins' plaintive, soft-rolling blues style is exemplified on "Let's Go Sit on the Lawn," "Just a Wristwatch on My Arm," "I'm a Crawling Black Snake," Willie Dixon's "My Babe," and others. Accompanied only by himself on guitar (and oh what a guitar he plays), Leonard Gaskin (bass), and Herb Lovelle (drums), Hopkins' seductive, intricate guitar picks and strums will dance around in your head long after this CD has played. His voice, which sounds like it's aged in Camels and Jim Beam, conveys his heartfelt sagas to the fullest. A prolific songwriter, Hopkins wrote every song except the Dixon tune.

Jesse Thomas with John Primer & Jodie Christian - Blues Is A Feeling (2001)

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Jesse Thomas with John Primer & Jodie Christian - Blues Is A Feeling (2001)

Jesse Thomas with John Primer & Jodie Christian - Blues Is A Feeling (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Scans ~ 106 Mb | Time: 00:48:03
Texas Blues | Label: Delmark | # DD-749

On Blues Is a Feeling, the late guitarist-vocalist Jesse Thomas delivers straightforward, rural-sounding blues in an intimate, drumless session from 1992 with pianist Jodie Christian and second guitarist John Primer. Thomas was 81 years old at the time of this recording, just three years before his death. And though his voice sounds somewhat frail here-and probably would’ve been overwhelmed by the sound of drums-Primer and Christian provide light, elegant accompaniment that puts Thomas’ soft yet expressive vocals in the foreground. And Thomas proves to be a humorous storyteller on tunes like “Married Woman Blues,” “She Throwed Me Clothes Outdoor” and “Santa Claus.”

Albert Collins And The Icebreakers - Live At Rockpalast (2016)

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Albert Collins And The Icebreakers - Live At Rockpalast (2016)

Albert Collins And The Icebreakers - Live At Rockpalast (2016)
DVD-9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LinearPCM, 2 ch
Electric Blues, Texas Blues | 01:35:33 | ~ 6.13 Gb

~ Recorded on November 26th, 1980 at Westfalenhalle 2 in Dortmund, Germany. ~