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Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-A-Rama (2006)

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Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-A-Rama (2006)

Duke Robillard - Guitar Groove-A-Rama (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 537 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1316 | Time: 01:17:06

Is Duke Robillard a blues, jazz, swing, or rock musician? That's a question that has plagued many a record store clerk trying to slot the guitarist into a bin that fans might logically gravitate to. But, since Robillard has released albums in all of those genres, he clearly needs multiple locations for his albums, and this one needs to go in all of them. An outlet for his different vintage guitars (some shown on the cover) as well as styles he works in, Guitar Groove-A- Rama is a one-stop album for the Duke Robillard fan who isn't sure which category of music he wants to hear. Kicking off with some dusky Southern swamp rock in "Do the Memphis Grind," the album twists, turns, and wiggles through deep blues, loungey jazz, instrumental surf and pop, a Bob Dylan cover, a tango, and a 16-minute history of blues guitar legends who have inspired Robillard. If it sounds like a lot to bite off, and it is, but due to savvy sequencing and the artist's incredible talents, the project never seems scattershot or eclectic simply for the sake of being so.

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 172 Mb
Label: Exile Productions Ltd., Polydor | # 5308757 | Time: 00:58:24
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Van Morrison never stopped recording during the 1990s, but for a little while it seemed as if he was disconnected from his muse. It wasn't so much his series of jazz cover albums – he'd return to this vein often in subsequent decades – but his songwriting that showed signs bitterness, particularly on 1995's Days Like This, where he seemed dismissive of the very notion of being a songwriter. In that light, it's hard not to see 1997's The Healing Game as a rejuvenation. Indeed, the album's very title suggests that Morrison is in the process of mending fences and reconnecting with a sense of joy, a process that began during his deep dive into Mose Allison and other bluesy jazz artists in the mid-'90s. Morrison retains that sense of swing on The Healing Game – he also retains keyboardist Georgie Fame, who would become a fixture on Morrison's albums over the next two decades – and it invigorates a set of songs that aren't necessarily all that different from what he's been writing as of late; he's still specializing in ballads, blues, and folk-rock colored by R&B.

Gary Moore - Old New Ballads Blues (2006) {Japan 1st Press}

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Gary Moore - Old New Ballads Blues (2006) {Japan 1st Press}

Gary Moore - Old New Ballads Blues (2006) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 397 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Victor #VICP-63480

Since the early '90s Belfast guitar whiz Gary Moore has returned again and again to the blues, leaving his metal phase far behind. Old New Ballads Blues is exactly what the title says it is, a mix of old blues (covers of songs by Elmore James, Willie Dixon, and Otis Rush), new blues (five Moore originals), ballads (half the album) and, well, blues (by one definition or another, everything here passes for blues). The real surprise is that the strongest songs are the original Moore-penned ballads, as Moore gives powerful and atmospheric performances (both vocally and as a guitarist) on "Gonna Rain Today," "No Reason to Cry," and a solid horn-augmented remake of one of his best songs, "Midnight Blues," from what is easily his best album, 1990s million-selling Still Got the Blues.

Janiva Magness - Albums Collection 2001-2014 (4CD)

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Janiva Magness - Albums Collection 2001-2014 (4CD)

Janiva Magness - Albums Collection 2001-2014 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC/WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.23 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 485 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Time: 03:05:32

Detroit-born blues and soul singer known for her passionate phrasing and vocal delivery. Collection includes: Blues Ain't Pretty (2001); The Devil Is An Angel Too (2010); Stronger For It (2012); Original (2014).

Big Bill Broonzy - The Father Of Chicago Blues Guitar (2009)

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Big Bill Broonzy - The Father Of Chicago Blues Guitar (2009)

Big Bill Broonzy - The Father Of Chicago Blues Guitar (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Label: Pea Vine Blues | # PCD 15831 | Time: 01:02:40
Acoustic Chicago Blues, Country Blues, Pre-War Blues

Big Bill Broonzy was viewed as a beloved country blues player when he died in 1958, a master of raw and authentic-sounding folk-blues. But this public image, although Broonzy worked hard to maintain it in his later years, does him a bit of a disservice. He was much more than a rustic relic, however well he played the part. Broonzy was an excellent and even sophisticated guitarist, starting out in the '30s as a rag and hokum player but he was versatile enough to work with jazz and R&B combos, and his guitar approach was instrumental in the early formation of the Chicago blues sound. He was also a crafty songwriter, who managed to write blues pieces that bridged the line between traditional blues themes and modern structure. This 21-track collection focuses mostly on his early solo acoustic material, although there are some band pieces included as well toward the end of the sequence.

Lurrie Bell - Blues Had a Baby (1999)

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Lurrie Bell - Blues Had a Baby (1999)

Lurrie Bell - Blues Had a Baby (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 395 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 2 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE-736)

The blues of Lurrie Bell comes from a turbulent place, but there's no denying the man can play. This album brings together tracks from three different sessions, the bulk being held in 1997. Supported by a spartan rhythm section, Bell sprays kamikaze guitar licks over a bevy of old standards like "Five Long Years," "Who Do You Love," "Mean Old Frisco," and "You're the One." The last four songs on the album are the real treat; cut in 1995 at the Mercurial Son sessions, this is just Lurrie and his electric guitar running through raw, soulful, and sometimes whacked-out versions of everything from "Rollin' and Tumblin'" to "If I Had a Hammer." If you've wondered what all the fuss is about, grab this CD and turn on to the blues world of Lurrie Bell.

Van Morrison - His Band And The Street Choir (1970) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

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Van Morrison - His Band And The Street Choir (1970) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Van Morrison - His Band And The Street Choir (1970) {1991, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 258 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 118 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock / R&B / Blue-Eyed Soul / Soul-Blues / Singer-Songwriter
Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Japan #WPCP-4674

Released in 1970, Van Morrison's Moondance was a hit commercially and critically. Encouraged by his manager, Morrison and a sextet – including three players from the Moondance sessions – hit the studio and delivered His Band & the Street Choir in time for that year's holiday season. Morrison responded to the pressure by relaxing into it. The feel here is loose, often celebratory. He digs deep into his long-held fascination with the New Orleans R&B tradition for inspiration. "Domino" is his highest charting single.

Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine (1980) [Non-remastered]

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Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine (1980) [Non-remastered]

Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine (1980) [Non-remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Blues, Rock, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Elektra (295-2)

Heartattack and Vine is Tom Waits' seventh and final album for Asylum. As such, it's transitional. As demonstrated by its immediate predecessors, 1978's excellent Blue Valentine and 1977's Foreign Affairs, he was already messing with off-kilter rhythms even in the most conventionally structured blues and jazz songs, with nastier-sounding guitars - he plays a particularly gnarly style of rhythm on this entire album. Five of these nine tracks are rooted in gutbucket blues with rock edges and primal R&B beats. By this time, his singing voice had deteriorated to a gasping-for-breath whiskey-and-cigarettes growl that could make words indecipherable from one another, but his jazzman-inspired phrasing more than compensated…

VA - Duke’s Cookies: Duke Reid’s Mento, Shuffle Blues & Ska 1960-1962 (2023)

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VA - Duke’s Cookies: Duke Reid’s Mento, Shuffle Blues & Ska 1960-1962 (2023)

VA - Duke’s Cookies: Duke Reid’s Mento, Shuffle Blues & Ska 1960-1962 (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:49:34 | 522 / 833 Mb
Genre: Reggae / Label: Sanctuary Records

The influence of Duke Reid upon the development of the Jamaican music industry can never be overstated. During the 1950s, he dominated the island’s sound system scene, initially specialising with rare R&B imports from the US before turning to local talent to create ‘exclusives’ for his powerful sound.

B.B. King - Sings Spirituals (1960) Expanded, Remastered 2006

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B.B. King - Sings Spirituals (1960) Expanded, Remastered 2006

B.B. King - Sings Spirituals (1960) Expanded, Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Black Gospel, Spirituals, Blues Gospel | Label: Ace | # CDCHM 1093 | Time: 00:50:21

The Spirituals as B.B. King's 4th Crown LP, recorded in 1959 as a dedicated gospel album. The song selection literally represents a greatest hits package of the time, ranging from classics such as 'Precious Lord' and 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot' to no less than 6 staples from the repertoire of the highly respected 5 Blind Boys of Mississippi. Includes 8 bonus tracks.

Fleetwood Mac - Tour 97 (1997) {Collector's 2 CD Set}

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Fleetwood Mac - Tour 97 (1997) {Collector's 2 CD Set}

Fleetwood Mac - Tour 97 (1997) {Collector's 2 CD Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 773 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 321 Mb
Full Scans ~ 195 Mb | 01:10:07 + 01:03:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Folk, Blues, Non-Music | Best Buy Co., Inc.

Best Buy Presents Collector's 2 CD Set: Fleetwood Mac - Tour 97. Comes with a 34 page booklet with bios on each artist. Promo.

Lurrie Bell - Can't Shake This Feeling (2016)

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Lurrie Bell - Can't Shake This Feeling (2016)

Lurrie Bell - Can't Shake This Feeling (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 335 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE 847)

Lurrie Bell returns with this CD he’s telling people is his best. It showcases all the passion, depth, rawness, and uniqueness that keeps Lurrie at the top of many Real Deal Chicago Blues lists. His ace working band and frequent collaborator Matthew Skoller (on harp) provide the drive and the safety net while Lurrie walks the tightrope vocally and instrumentally. Motivated by his 2013 Blues Music Award for “Song Of The Year” for the title track from Blues In My Soul, Lurrie had a hand in writing five of the thirteen tracks. “Driftin'”, “One Eyed Woman”, “Hold Me Tight”, “Sinner’s Prayer”, “Do You Hear”, “Born With The Blues”, “Hidden Charms” and more.

Son Seals - Chicago Fire (1980)

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Son Seals - Chicago Fire (1980)

Son Seals - Chicago Fire (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4720 | Time: 00:40:53

Son Seals in an experimental mood, utilizing chord progressions that occasionally don't quite fit together seamlessly (but give him an A for trying to expand the idiom's boundaries). Less innovative but perhaps more accessible are his smoking covers of Albert King's "Nobody Wants a Loser" and Junior Parker's "Goodbye Little Girl".

Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women - Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women (2009)

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Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women - Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women (2009)

Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women - Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Country-Rock, Americana, Country, Roots Rock | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP 2155 | 00:52:08

Grammy winner, Dave Alvin, has been roaming the highways of American music for over a quarter century. During those decades he's busted speakers with roots rock kick-starters, The Blasters, as well as mined the depths of country, folk and blues with his solo projects. A mainstay during much of this journey has been Alvin's electrifying band The Guilty Men. Following the recent death of Dave's best friend and Guilty Men accordionist Chris Gaffney in early 2008, Alvin decided to move in an exciting new musical direction. In October 2008 he stepped onto the stage of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco with an all-star, all-female group. Since dubbed The Guilty Women, the group consists of Americana scene vets Cindy Cashdollar, Nina Gerber, Laurie Lewis, Sarah Brown, Amy Farris, Christy McWilson and Lisa Pankrantz. Special guests include Marcia Ball and Susie Thompson. The self-titled debut from this unique assemblage of players, led by Alvin, is a spirited collection of thoughtful yet dynamic tunes featuring world-class musicianship worthy of his now legendary pedigree.

B.B. King - My Kind of Blues (1960) Expanded Remastered 2003

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B.B. King - My Kind of Blues (1960) Expanded Remastered 2003

B.B. King - My Kind of Blues (1960) Expanded Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans included
Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Early R&B | Label: Ace | # CDCHM 881 | Time: 01:00:16

My Kind of Blues was originally released in late 1960 on the budget label Crown. On this session, B.B. King dropped the smooth big band sound of his previous release, B.B. King Wails, to an instrumentally stripped-down unit of bass, drums, piano, and, of course, his beloved guitar Lucille. This date took one day to record and is said to be one of King's personal favorites. Any of B.B. King's early Crown releases are essential, and considering that the 2003 Ace reissues feature previously unissued bonus tracks and midline pricing, these are the ones to grab. According to the liner notes, these bonus tracks are included for being "small combo tracks that continue the traditional blues theme, and allow plenty of space for B.B.'s guitar." Unfortunately, recording dates for these aren't given, but they do include five previously unissued tracks from his Modern sessions, as well as an undubbed version of "Looking the World Over"; an overdubbed version of "Walking Dr. Bill"; and a previously unissued take of "Hold That Train..