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Floyd Dixon - His Complete Alladin Recordings [Recorded 1949-1952] (1996)

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Floyd Dixon - His Complete Alladin Recordings [Recorded 1949-1952] (1996)

Floyd Dixon - His Complete Alladin Recordings [Recorded 1949-1952] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 446 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 327 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Blues, Jump Blues, Piano Blues, Early R&B | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI/Capitol (7243 8 36293 2 9)

It's a matter of opinion as to whether Dixon's Aladdin output was his peak; many would give his Specialty sides (available on the Marshall Texas Is My Home compilation) the nod. Still, his late-'40s and early-'50s work for the label included some of his most popular and best tracks, such as "Wine, Wine, Wine," "Call Operator 210," "Tired, Broke and Busted," "Let's Dance," "Telephone Blues," and "Too Much Jelly Roll" (the last of which was one of Leiber-Stoller's first recorded compositions). This two-CD, 48-track compilation is geared more toward the completist collector than the average fan, especially with the inclusion of five Sonny Parker sides (which Dixon now says he didn't play on, despite some reports to the contrary) and about ten songs that feature Mari Jones on vocals…

Irma Thomas - Irma Thomas Collection: 1961-1966 (1996)

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Irma Thomas - Irma Thomas Collection: 1961-1966 (1996)

Irma Thomas - Irma Thomas Collection: 1961-1966 (1996)
FLAC (tracks) - 296 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 MB
56:30 | R&B, Soul, Blues | Label: Capitol

The unrivaled Soul Queen of New Orleans – a title officially bestowed by local officials, no less – Irma Thomas ranks among Crescent City R&B's greatest and most enduring musical ambassadors, never enjoying the coast-to-coast commercial success of contemporaries like Aretha Franklin and Etta James but nevertheless breathing the same rarified air in the minds of many soul music aficionados.

Willie Cobbs - Down To Earth (1994)

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Willie Cobbs - Down To Earth (1994)

Willie Cobbs - Down To Earth (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 387 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rooster Blues Records (R 2628)

The only CD widely available by the Arkansas harpist whose chief claim to blues fame resides with his classic composition "You Don't Love Me" (later revived by Junior Wells and the Allman Brothers, among many others). With tasty backing by labelmates Johnny Rawls and L.C. Luckett adding luster to Cobbs's sturdy vocals and harp, the disc is a strong reminder that blues is alive and well in its southern birthplace. And yes, there's an accurate remake of his hit (segued with another of his gems, "Hey Little Girl").

Dom Flemons - Prospect Hill (The American Songster Omnibus) (2020)

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Dom Flemons - Prospect Hill (The American Songster Omnibus) (2020)

Dom Flemons - Prospect Hill (The American Songster Omnibus) (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 465 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 200 Mb | 01:27:06
Folk, Blues | Label: Omnivore Recordings

Expanded reissue of Grammy®-winner’s third solo release, contains first CD/Digital release of his vinyl-only 2015 EP.

Chris Antonik - Morningstar (2022)

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Chris Antonik - Morningstar (2022)

Chris Antonik - Morningstar (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 579 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 273 Mb | Covers included | 01:09:21
Blues Rock | Label: Second Half Records

From his nomination as Best New Artist at Canada’s Maple Blues Awards following the release of his 2011 debut album, Toronto-based Chris Antonik’s star has been on the rise – wowing live audiences with his passionate guitar virtuosity, delivering innovative and thoughtfully-crafted songs that transcend limitations or expectations of genre, and assembling an impressive forward-looking body of recorded works that pay deep respect to diverse musical influences while seamlessly forging ahead in exploring new sonic and artistic territory.

The Nighthawks - Pain & Paradise (1996) {2001, Reissue}

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The Nighthawks - Pain & Paradise (1996) {2001, Reissue}

The Nighthawks - Pain & Paradise (1996) {2001, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 302 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues | Ruf Records #RUF 1080

With harmonica player/singer Mark Wenner, bassist Jan Zukowski, and drummer/singer Pete Ragusa now well into their third decade together, the Nighthawks are a veteran blue-collar band that gets the job done, and Pain & Paradise is one of their better studio efforts. Guitar chores are now handled by relative newcomer Pete Kanaras, who replaced Danny Morris. The Nighthawks' reach never exceeds their grasp, and this album displays their excellent grasp of the Muddy Waters/Little Walter-style Chicago blues and bar-band rock & roll that lie at the core of their sound. They kick butt enough that you know you've been kicked, but not so much that it hurts, and they're even confident enough to ease up every now and then.

Buddy Guy - The Blues Don't Lie (2022)

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Buddy Guy - The Blues Don't Lie (2022)

Buddy Guy - The Blues Don't Lie (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 421 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 MB
1:03:26 | Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Sony Music

The album will be released exactly 65 years to the day that Buddy Guy arrived in Chicago on a train from Baton Rouge, Louisiana in September of 1957, with just the clothes on his back an his guitar. His life would never be the same, and he was born again in the blues. 'The Blues Don't Lie' tells the story of his lifelong journey. Reflecting on this body of work, Buddy says 'I promised them all: B.B., Muddy, Sonny Boy as long as I'm alive I'm going to keep the blues alive.' He has indeed proven that again, and proclaims, 'I can't wait for world to hear my new album cause 'The Blues Don't Lie'.

T-Bone Walker - Funky Town (1968) [Reissue 1991]

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T-Bone Walker - Funky Town (1968) [Reissue 1991]

T-Bone Walker - Funky Town (1968) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 185 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 74 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Blues, Texas Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BGO Records (BGOCD116)

The granddaddy of electric blues, and by default, rock & roll - he was Chuck Berry's biggest inspiration - pumped out this underrated gem of an album in 1968. Don't expect a 'Electric Mud'-type thang here, with T-Bone restyling and psychedelizing his best known hits. Rather, it's a pretty solid old-school Chicago Blues platter with a few incredibly stompin' bits of funk.
"Goin' to Funky Town" actually is a traditional-styled blues instrumental, riding a throbbing, slow, lowdown groove for T-Bone to trickle his delicious guitar licks over. Also features a juke joint piano way up front.
With "Party Girl", Walker treads the realm of funk…

Kevin McKendree - Hammers & Strings (2005)

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Kevin McKendree - Hammers & Strings (2005)

Kevin McKendree - Hammers & Strings (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included | 00:45:00
Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Powerhouse | # POW 120

From the start of this CD, a very spirited version of Lionel Hampton's "Boogie Woogie" (here renamed "Boogie #427), through a set full of boogie-woogie piano (even on non-blues tunes), blues ballads, and New Orleans-style R&B, this is a delightful outing. Kevin McKendree's piano style mixes together boogie-woogie, Ramsey Lewis, and Ray Bryant without sounding like a copy of any of them. He and drummer Big Joe Maher (who recalls Ray Charles and Charles Brown) each take two vocals, including one apiece with the backing of a tasteful three-voice vocal section. The other players are fine, but it is McKendree's piano (occasionally augmented by organ) that keeps the excitement really going. Highlights include a laid-back "Let's Get Go Stoned," "Just Before Sunrise," "Fool's Paradise," and "Sixty Sharp Knives." This accessible outing is well worth checking out.

Jimmy Burns - Leaving Here Walking (1996)

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Jimmy Burns - Leaving Here Walking (1996)

Jimmy Burns - Leaving Here Walking (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Delta Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE-694 | 01:05:28

Jimmy Burns, Born in 1943 near the Delta town of Dublin, Mississippi, embodies that increasingly rare combination of blues roots deep enough to tap into 'the real thing', while still possessing the youth and vitality to present his music with plenty of life and real excitement. He honed his vocal skills singing with vocal groups in the '50s, and over the years has perfected an appealingly melodic, vocal-inflected contemorary guitar style to complement the down-home picking he'd learned in his youth. In the studio Jimmy and his regular band played off one another with a musical empathy that comes only from countless nights of proving themselves on the bandstand. With Leaving Here Walking, Jimmy pays tribute to his earliest musicla inspirations, revisits the era of classic R&B, and presents well-crafted originals covering all the facets of his long and varied life in music.

Luther Allison - Bad News Is Coming (1972) Remastered 2001

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Luther Allison - Bad News Is Coming (1972) Remastered 2001

Luther Allison - Bad News Is Coming (1972) Remastered 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Motown | # 440 013 407-2 | 00:56:11

The very thing that made Luther Allison noteworthy became an albatross around his neck. Years after his initial run of records in the '70s, he was known for the same thing he was at the time – he was the only blues artist on Gordy, or any Motown affiliated label. This was true and novel, but many focused on the novelty, not the truth, ignoring Allison's status as a terrific torchbearer of raw Chicago blues. Some of material illustrates some contemporary influence – dig that funky groove and organ on "Raggedy and Dirty," or the rock-oriented slow burn of Mel London's "Cut You A-Loose" – but as his original title track illustrates, he can also deliver a torturous, impassioned slow grind. Still, this isn't an album about originality, it's a record how tradition can remain alive in a contemporary setting. Apart from the slightly cleaner production and the extended running time, this could have been released 15 years earlier, since its heart is in classic Chicago blues, particularly Chess. He draws on Willie Dixon via Howlin' Wolf for the first two tracks, dipping into Elmore James and B.B. King's catalogs later on in the record.

Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982) {2018, 24-bit Remaster}

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Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982) {2018, 24-bit Remaster}

Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982) {2018, 24-bit Remaster}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 359 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, British Blues | UMC #5797715

Rory Gallagher sounds inspired throughout JInx, gamely leading new drummer Brendan O'Neill and keyboardist Bob Andrews through the blues-rock paces, even though the guitarist's personal fortunes were on a downslide from which they would never recover. "Big Guns" and "Bourbon," the album's opening selections find Rory in full fiery form, tossing out muscular guitar lines and fiery solos with descriptive lyrics catering to his infatuation with American gangsters. The album also features two of his best, and least known, songs in the spooky, paranoid title track, complete with simmering sax section, boiling tom-tom drums as well as his own stealthy harmonica, and "Easy Come Easy Go," a beautiful, bluesy ballad where Rory double tracks his acoustic and electric guitars.

Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000

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Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000

Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And (1970) Steve Hoffman's Remaster, 2000
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics | # DCC DZS-194 | Time: 00:42:20
Blues-Rock, Boogie Rock, Electric Blues

After two late-'60s albums on Columbia, Johnny Winter hit his stride in 1970 working with Rick Derringer and the McCoys, now recruited as his sidemen and collaborators (and proving with just about every note here how far they'd gotten past "Hang on Sloopy"). In place of the bluesy focus on his first two albums, Winter extended himself into more of a rock-oriented mode here, in both his singing and his selection of material. This was hard rock with a blues edge, and had a certain commercial smoothness lacking in his earlier work. Derringer's presence on guitar and as a songwriter saw to it that Winter's blues virtuosity was balanced by perfectly placed guitar hooks, and the two guitarists complemented each other perfectly throughout as well.

J.J. Malone - Highway 99 (1997)

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J.J. Malone - Highway 99 (1997)

J.J. Malone - Highway 99 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 321 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fedora Records (FCD 5003)

J.J. Malone is a soulful vocalist, adept on both piano and guitar and equally convincing whether turning his hand to straight blues, rocking R&B, or funk-influenced material.
The backing on this CD is from a select group of musicians who have played with and know J.J. personally. Bobby Logan plays the tenor saxophone on five of the tunes adds a deep ambiance to his section work, as well as to his solos. Clarence Walker plays guitar, both rhythm and lead, and is real talent. Just listen to his solo on "Old Fashioned Blues," among other cuts, for an example of subtlety combined with power. Jeff Levine on piano and organ is from Brooklyn, New York, and is in demand for his fine touch on Blues and Rock styles alike. Jeff Henry is the bassist, and is considered one of the best on the West Coast Blues scene.

Robben Ford - Common Ground (2022)

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Robben Ford - Common Ground (2022)

Robben Ford - Common Ground (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 332 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 129 Mb | 00:56:04
Modern Electric Blues, Jazz-Blues | Label: MPS Records, earMUSIC

Robben Ford is an American rock, blues and jazz guitarist. Ex-member of fusion pioneers Yellojackets, he is admired for his solo works but also known for his collaborations with giants of music like Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and many others. He comes from a generation of Californian musicians who contributed to eliminate boundaries between different genres, often writing and performing timeless music that will stand the test of time.