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Reverend Gary Davis and Pink Anderson - Gospel, Blues and Street Songs [Recorded 1950-1956] (1991)

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Reverend Gary Davis and Pink Anderson - Gospel, Blues and Street Songs [Recorded 1950-1956] (1991)

Reverend Gary Davis and Pink Anderson - Gospel, Blues and Street Songs [Recorded 1950-1956] (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Country Blues, Acoustic Blues, Gospel | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OBC/Riverside Records (00025218052429)

This album is one of the cornerstones of Riverside Records' "Original Blues Classics" series. Regardless of the moniker, these sides loom large in the available works of seminal blues icons Pink Anderson and Rev. Gary Davis. Both performers hail from the largely underappreciated Piedmont blues scene - which first began to flourish in the late 19th and early 20th centuries - near the North/South Carolina state border. Anderson's seven tracks were recorded in Charlottesville, VA, on May 29, 1950 - while he was literally on the road. His highly sophisticated and self-accompanied style of simultaneously picking and sliding - accomplished using a half-opened jackknife - could pass for an electronic effect…

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (2014)

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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (2014)

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground (2014)
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb
Label: YEP ROC | # YEP-2384 | Time: 00:42:44 | Scans included
Roots Rock, Americana, Acoustic Blues, Country Rock, Rock & Roll

Blasters founders Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin have had a famously combative relationship over the years, but as Dave once said, "We argue sometimes, but we never argue about Big Bill Broonzy." So it's fitting that their love of Big Bill brings them together in the recording studio for their first album together since the Blasters' Hard Line in 1985. Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play & Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy features the Alvin Brothers performing a dozen songs from the Broonzy songbook, and while listening to this is a potent reminder of how good Broonzy's songs still sound in the 21st century, it also demonstrates the complementary talents of Dave and Phil Alvin.

Otis Taylor - Albums Collection 1997-2017 (14CD)

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Otis Taylor - Albums Collection 1997-2017 (14CD)

Otis Taylor - Albums Collection 1997-2017 (14CD)
FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.03 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.56 Gb | Time: 11:34:18 | Scans ~ 633 Mb
Contemporary Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues, Electric Country Blues, Blues-Rock, Americana

A collection of 14 studio albums by American blues musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose talents include the guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals. Includes: When Negroes Walked the Earth (1997); White African (2001); Respect The Dead (2002); Truth Is Not Fiction (2003); Double V (2004); Below The Fold (2005); Defintion of a Circle (2006); Recapturing The Banjo (2008); Pentatonic Wars And Love Songs (2009); Clovis People Vol.3 (2010); Otis Taylor's Contraband (2012); My World Is Gone (2013); Hey Joe Opus Red Meat (2015); Fantasizing About Being Black (2017).

Nine Below Zero - DenMark: The Definitive Nine Below Zero Acoustic Collection (2024)

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Nine Below Zero - DenMark: The Definitive Nine Below Zero Acoustic Collection (2024)

Nine Below Zero - DenMark: The Definitive Nine Below Zero Acoustic Collection (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:28:38 | 210 / 596 Mb
Genre: Harmonica Blues, Acoustic Blues

DenMark, a brand-new 2-CD album is the definitive Nine Below Zero acoustic collection, featuring 26 new songs, 13 new tracks, and another 13 some of which you may know already from the Duo and Chilled albums - but to make these special for the DenMark album, these songs have been reworked, production added and subtracted, and a new mix & master! This album really does feature Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham's finest acoustic offerings, with the new recordings capturing them at their expressive best.

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Alone & Acoustic (1981) [Reissue 1991]

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Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Alone & Acoustic (1981) [Reissue 1991]

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Alone & Acoustic (1981) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 330 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4802)

The classic pairing of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells has been captured many times on vinyl, cassette, and disc over the years, but rarely with such intimacy and subtle, restrained energy as on this wonderful collection. Buddy Guy plays mostly 12 string guitar, and Junior laces his signature lines through the songs, engaging Guy in the kind of musical dialogue that only old friends can have. This is acoustic street-corner blues at its best, performed with incredible expressiveness, ease, and joy. One gets the feeling these two are just sitting down for a friendly jam session on a Saturday afternoon, and when things get loose, their laughter flows almost as freely as the music. Guy really shines on some of these tracks, his guitar lines fast, smooth, percussive, and seemingly effortless…

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.

John Jackson - Front Porch Blues (1999)

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John Jackson - Front Porch Blues (1999)

John Jackson - Front Porch Blues (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb
Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4867 | Time: 00:45:03 | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Acoustic Blues, Piedmont Blues, Country-Blues

Just as the title says: a wonderful brace of simple country blues done in Jackson's warm Piedmont style. At age 75, his fingers are still nimble as he displays on a jazzy "Just Because" and his vocals still resonate nicely. Audiophile note: This album is nicely recorded and sounds like Jackson is performing about two inches from your face. A warm and engaging batch of performances not to be missed.

Charley Patton - Complete Recordings 1929-1934 (2008) 5CD Box Set

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Charley Patton - Complete Recordings 1929-1934 (2008) 5CD Box Set

Charley Patton - Complete Recordings 1929-1934 (2008) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 698 Mb | Scans included
Label: JSP Records | # JSP7702 | Time: 04:45:23
Delta Blues, Country Blues, Gospel Blues, Pre-War Blues

Charley Patton lived only into his 40s, but he left a large body of recorded work, which reveals a broad repertoire, much self-written. He came to his first recording session - in June 1929, for Paramount - with an established reputation. It was said his voice could be heard 500 yards away. The songs he recorded that day include some he had been honing for 20 years around the Delta. Pony Blues is usually cited as a masterpiece. He cut two versions. Both are good, the first is finer: he growls the lyrics, his guitar lopes and bucks. Patton's rhythms are one of his trademarks - complex, intricate, powerful, his fingering always precise. Listen to his playing on Down The Dirt Road Blues - he puts brilliant guitar phrases at the end of each stanza. Songs like Banty Rooster, with its beautiful slide work, and the idiosyncratic Spoonful represent the essence of Mississippi blues and are typical of Patton fast-and-loose approach to blues structures (there's not a standard 12-bar in Patton's recorded output) and rhythmic conventions. Even those who have studied Patton's lyrics find areas to dispute. The voice is gruff, the phrasing eccentric and his Mississippi accent can be impenetrable. But it's worth paying attention - Patton's songs evoke a world that has vanished.

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.

Lead Belly - Bridging Lead Belly (1999)

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Lead Belly - Bridging Lead Belly (1999)

Lead Belly - Bridging Lead Belly (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 167 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included
Label: Rounder Select | # CD 1151 | Time: 00:41:41
Oldies, Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues

Bridging Lead Belly connects two Leadbelly recording sessions. The first is 12 tracks recorded for the BBC in 1938. The final five selections come from a 1946 live recording. Leadbelly is a master of the acoustic country-blues. We hear this on the yodeling of "I'm Goin' Mother" that he shares the same roots with another rural tradition, that of the "singing cowboy." Beside such melancholy ballads, there are hearty tracks full of pep such as "Boll Weevil" and "(Baby) Take a Whiff on Me." The live recording is from a house party. A real gem in this section is "Frankie and Albert." Here Leadbelly elaborates to great length on the relationship. He does this – to the point where it becomes part soap opera and part social drama – of these two mythical figures of the blues.

John Hammond - Got Love If You Want It (1992)

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John Hammond - Got Love If You Want It (1992)

John Hammond - Got Love If You Want It (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 271 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pointblank #V2-86285 / Charisma #0777 7 86285 2 1
Acoustic Blues / Country Blues / Harmonica Blues

This is one of the best efforts of John Hammond's career. It features the old blues numbers that have been a staple of Hammond's work, but with a slippery, playful funkiness that was never there before. Hammond has always had a strong voice, and the music flows out of him more naturally and appealingly than ever before. In fact, he sounds so at ease that he falls right in with Charles Brown on the two numbers where Mr. "Drifting Blues" himself plays piano. Little Charlie & the Nightcats back up Hammond on seven of the album's dozen tracks. They introduce an easy-going swing to numbers by Little Walter, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Howlin' Wolf that allows Hammond to give these old songs a new spin and make them his own.

Buddy Guy, Junior Wells & Junior Mance - Buddy And The Juniors (1970) [Reissue 1998]

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Buddy Guy, Junior Wells & Junior Mance - Buddy And The Juniors (1970) [Reissue 1998]

Buddy Guy, Junior Wells & Junior Mance - Buddy And The Juniors (1970) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Acoustic Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BGO Records (BGOCD399)

The historical details surrounding the recording session that became Buddy & the Juniors are almost as entertaining - and oddly satisfying - as the music itself. Released on Blue Thumb in 1970 on multi-colored wax, this session, was it not for a very real economic necessity due to Buddy Guy's feud with Vanguard Records, would never have happened. It appears that Vanguard wouldn't pick up the tab for Guy to fly to New York to mix an album he'd cut with Junior Mance and Gary Bartz - also produced by Cuscuna. Being an ever-enterprising genius, Cuscuna pitched the idea for a recording between Guy, Mance, and Junior Wells to Blue Thumb label boss Bob Krasnow, who jumped at the chance. The all-acoustic Buddy & the Juniors was recorded on December 18 of 1969, and on December 19, they mixed this album and the Vanguard date…

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

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VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 874 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 395 Mb | Scans ~ 35 Mb | 02:52:09
Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 193/95-2

This three-CD set documents some historic country-blues performances by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Bukka White, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Mance Lipscomb. The urban side of things is well represented by Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters with Otis Spann, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Chambers Brothers turning in a riveting rendition of “See See Rider.” Included here are 11 previously unreleased tracks. A must for acoustic-blues fans.

Buddy Guy - Blues Singer (2003)

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Buddy Guy - Blues Singer (2003)

Buddy Guy - Blues Singer (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 285 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 89 MB
Genre: Blues, Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Silvertone Records (82876534682)

Buddy Guy is growing old in a great way! Like a vintage wine he's only getting better and better, deep and emotional. Recorded in Mississippi (all-acoustic, by the way) Buddy performs a moving set of pre-war and contemporary style blues. He does it his way, with a lot of soul, passion and feeling. Special guests: Eric Clapton and B.B. King!

VA - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas (2007)

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VA - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas (2007)

VA - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas (2007)
Pinetop Perkins - Henry James Townsend - David 'Honeyboy' Edwards - Robert Lockwood, Jr.

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 457 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb
Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Electric Delta Blues | Label: The Blue Shoe Project | 01:17:17

2007 GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR HISTORY IN THE MAKING Once in a lifetime you may experience a brief moment when the stars align and something truly extraordinary happens. This was the case in October 2004, when four of the greatest living blues legends were assembled in Dallas, Texas for one incomparable night of music. At the time they ranged in age from 89 to 94 and all had received the National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship Award, the highest honor in the USA for traditional arts. These musicians have devoted their entire life to playing the blues, and staging such an epic event was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Once reunited, the old magic reemerged. It was if they were long lost school buddies.