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Shemekia Copeland - America's Child (2018)

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Shemekia Copeland - America's Child (2018)

Shemekia Copeland - America's Child (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electic Blues, Soul-Blues, Soul | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4984 | 00:49:21

Titling an album America's Child in 2018 can't help but feel like a political move and, sure enough, Shemekia Copeland doesn't shy away from a statement on this, her eighth album. Copeland isn't interested in taking sides, per se. Instead, Copeland uses America's Child as a salute to how weird, wild, and wondrous America is at its best. Fittingly for an album whose aesthetic sees no borders, America's Child casts its net wide sonically, finding room for a number of rootsy sounds and a host of cameos. Working with producer Will Kimbrough, Copeland invites Rhiannon Giddens to play banjo on "Smoked Ham and Peaches," duets with John Prine on a new version of his old tune "Great Rain," sings harmony with Emmylou Harris, and is supported by a band that occasionally features guitarist Steve Cropper and members of the Time. Despite all of these stars, America's Child remains focused on Shemekia Copeland herself, who provides a powerful yet nuanced center for the album. It's not just that her singing is soulful and supple; it's how she views blues as a living, breathing art form, not a static sound.

Etta James - The Definitive Collection (2006)

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Etta James - The Definitive Collection (2006)

Etta James - The Definitive Collection (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Geffen | # B0004010-02 | Time: 01:15:34

Whoa. There are many Etta James collections out there. The standard-bearers thus far have been the Chess Box and the Essential Etta James. This set attempts to do something else and goes deep into her catalog to dig out the gems from her years with Modern, Argo, Cadet, Chess, Warner Brothers, Island, and Private Music/BMG, and presents the full spectrum of her five-decade career. As such, there are many different kinds of songs here revealing the complexity of the vocalist herself, and as such, thus becomes a real portrait of the artist. Juxtapose, for instance, early sides like "The Wallflower Dance (Dance With Me Henry)," with its wild R&B bravado and the deep soul-blues of "All I Could Do Is Cry," the balladry of "The Man I Love," the bone-crushing blues of "The Sky Is Crying," and the torch song ballad technique on "My Dearest Darling," and the despairing soul inherent in songs such as "All the Way Down," and the listener begins to get an idea of just how vast and deep James talent really is. These 23 cuts give a fine and full picture of all that diversity without sacrificing a note of quality.

John Lee Hooker - Kabuki Wuki (1973) + Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee (1973) 2CD Set, Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - Kabuki Wuki (1973) + Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee (1973) 2CD Set, Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - 'Kabuki Wuki' (1973) + 'Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee' (1973)
2CD Set, Remastered Reissue 2013

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD1129 | Time: 01:22:00

BGO Records has released two early ‘70s albums by the legendary John Lee Hooker. While admittedly not his best albums, they both still show this man did more than play the blues, he lived them. On these offerings, Hooker pumped out a slow moving steam engine of blues music that never picks up too much speed, yet keeps things chooglin’ along just fine.

B.B. King - Makin' Love Is Good For You (2000)

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B.B. King - Makin' Love Is Good For You (2000)

B.B. King - Makin' Love Is Good For You (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
MCA, 088 112 241-2 | ~ 391 or 130 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 41 Mb
Blues / Electric Blues

Over the years, the music world has seen its share of over-70 singers who kept performing even though they didn't have much of a voice left: Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra are among the names that come to mind. But when B.B. King entered his 70s, the veteran blues singer/guitarist could still belt it out with confidence, and he does exactly that on Makin' Love Is Good for You, which was recorded when King was 74…

Irma Thomas - Simply Grand (2008)

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Irma Thomas - Simply Grand (2008)

Irma Thomas - Simply Grand (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 237 Mb | 00:56:02
New Orleans Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul | Label: Rounder | # 11661-2202-2

There has always been a piano at the heart of Irma Thomas's music, and she is accompanied here by twelve of the best pianists around, including Dr. John, Norah Jones, Randy Newman, and many more. The Grammyr-winning Soul Queen of New Orleans has never sounded better than in this all-acoustic setting. From the soul-searing passion of 'Cold Rain' to the bittersweet intimacy of 'This Bitter Earth,' Irma's enduring warmth and soulfulness prevail, never straying far from the blues. Included are many new songs (including one from Burt Bacharach and Steve Krikorian) and a previously unrecorded Doc Pomus-Dr. John composition.

Muddy Waters - Floyd's Guitar Blues (2005)

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Muddy Waters - Floyd's Guitar Blues (2005)

Muddy Waters - Floyd's Guitar Blues (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Full Scans | 00:52:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Fruit Tree #FT854

This Muddy Waters set was recorded live in at the so-called "Jazz Jamboree" at the Palace of Culture and Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, in 1976 and has been issued many times under various titles over the years, including Floyd's Guitar Blues, Baby Please Don't Go, Hoochie Coochie Man Live!, I'm Ready Live, In Concert, and Live at Jazz Jamboree '76, among others. It's actually a pretty decent outing, and finds Waters working with what amounts to an all-star band with Bob Margolin and Luther Johnson on guitars, Pinetop Perkins on piano, Jerry Portnoy on harmonica, and a rhythm section of Calvin Jones on bass and Willie Smith on drums. It probably isn't an essential Muddy Waters purchase, but it certainly isn't a waste of money either, and dedicated fans shouldn't hesitate to pick it up under one of its various titles.

Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004)

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Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004)

Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb
Label: Sanctuary | # SANCD301 | Time: 00:49:43 | Scans ~ 134 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Blues, Country Blues, Outlaw Country

Tony Joe White, aka the Swamp Fox, has been on a roll these past few years, issuing album after self-released album of quality original material full of deep, dark, blues-flavored Florida vintage roots music.Heroines is no exception, but it is a record with a twist. First, it's on the Sanctuary label. Secondly, five of the record's 12 tracks are recorded with female vocalists in duet. They include the great Jessi Colter, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Michelle White. The set opens with "Gabriella," a brief, jazzy flamenco-kissed instrumental, played on a pair of acoustic guitars. "Can't Go Back Home" stars Lynne. A true laid-back Tony Joe nocturnal swamp blues, it nonetheless carries within it that slightly menacing tension. Lynne's voice, which is well known for its power, showcases its other side here, one that is expressive, soulful and sensual even on slow burn. White's vocal whispers its edgy truth, underscored by his signature guitar sound.

Otis Taylor - Albums Collection 1997-2017 (14CD) [Re-Up]

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Otis Taylor - Albums Collection 1997-2017 (14CD) [Re-Up]

Otis Taylor - Albums Collection 1997-2017 (14CD)
EAC/XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.2 Gb | Time: 11:34:18 | Scans Included
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).

B.B. King - Deuces Wild (1997)

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B.B. King - Deuces Wild (1997)

B.B. King - Deuces Wild (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
MCA Records, MCAD-11711 | ~ 409 or 145 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 73 Mb
Blues / R & B

In theory, a B.B. King album featuring 13 duets with a variety of different artists could be spectacular, but Deuces Wild feels like it was conceived with the bottom line in mind. Instead of choosing artists who would complement B.B., the producers assembled a lineup that would appeal to a broad audience, from old blues fans and rockers to contemporary country, urban R&B, and hip-hop fans…

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East Promo Box: 9 Albums 1969-1979 (1998) Japanese 9 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East Promo Box: 9 Albums 1969-1979 (1998) Japanese 9 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East Promo Box: 9 Albums 1969-1979 (1998)
9 CD Box Set, Japanese Cardboard Sleeve, Remastered

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.95 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.16 Gb | Scans included
Label: PolyGram/Capricorn | # PHCR-94001-94009 | Time: 07:44:40
Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Slide Guitar Blues, Hard Rock, Jam Band

Blending rock, blues, country, and jazz, the godfathers of Southern rock in all its wild, woolly glory. 1998 9CDs Japanese Box contains studio and live albums and a compilation from 1969 to 1979.

Otis Rush - Mourning In The Morning (1969) Reissue 2005

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Otis Rush - Mourning In The Morning (1969) Reissue 2005

Otis Rush - Mourning In The Morning (1969) Reissue 2005
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
Label: Collectables | # COL-CD-7704 | Time: 00:39:40
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

This string-bending guitar master (and owner of one of the most beautiful voices in blues) had a big influence on rock, and rock returned the favor on this 1969 Atlantic LP. Duane Allman plays guitar, Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites produced and that's Roger Hawkins on drums as Otis does Feel So Bad; Gambler's Blues; Baby, I Love You; It Takes Time, and more!

B.B. King - King Of The Blues: 1989 (1988)

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B.B. King - King Of The Blues: 1989 (1988)

B.B. King - King Of The Blues: 1989 (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
MCA Records, MCD 06038 | ~ 328 or 121 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 40 Mb
Blues / R & B

Over-glossed R&B tracks, heavy doses of keyboards and drum programming are an ideal way to make albums for the pop charts, but for B.B. King, they are tools of disaster. Lyrically and vocally the album holds up rather well. …

Sonny Landreth - Down In Louisiana (1985) Reissue 2001

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Sonny Landreth - Down In Louisiana (1985) Reissue 2001

Sonny Landreth - Down In Louisiana (1985) Reissue 2001
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Louisiana Blues, Cajun, Zydeco | Label: Acadia | # ACA 8009 | Time: 00:37:05

This is music from the Saturday night dances in Louisiana; the hot and sweaty have a good time dancing, drinking, and looking at all the people. Do not look for the Royal Albert Hall production on this CD, as on his stunning South of I-10 with its myriad "guest artists." The feel for this music is shown by someone who grew up with it. Listen to the respect and feeling he gives to Clifton Chenier's "If I Ever Get Lucky." Try to keep your body and feet from bouncing to the beat of "Sugar Cane" or "Little Linda." Doesn't your eye start to look around for a dance partner, even though you're in your living room? There is solid playing throughout this CD even though the sound is a bit thin at times and the big-name guests are nowhere to be found. It is a solid effort that spans the musical boundaries of all of Louisiana. Cajun, zydeco, blues, and country are all blended together so they are no longer confining, but a homogenous mix. A solid effort.

T-Model Ford - Albums Collection 2002-2011 (3CD)

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T-Model Ford - Albums Collection 2002-2011 (3CD)

T-Model Ford - Albums Collection 2002-2011 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 765 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 318 Mb | Scans ~ 412 Mb
Blues, Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues, Electric Delta Blues | Time: 02:19:18

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist T-Model Ford (James Lewis Carter Ford) played a raw-edged, visceral style of blues from the Mississippi Delta, accompanied much of the time by his drummer, Spam (Tommy Lee Miles). Ford caught a break when he opened up on a national tour for Buddy Guy and his band, playing respectable theaters and some festivals, but he was chronically under-recorded. He began playing guitar late in life and hadn't really toured much outside the Mississippi Delta until the 1990s and into the new millennium. Collection includes: Bad Man (2002); The Ladies Man (2010); Taledragger (2011).

Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Raising The Bar (2010)

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Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Raising The Bar (2010)

Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Raising The Bar (2010)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5136 | Time: 00:44:47

If any single thing could be said about Magic Slim & The Teardrops, the watchword that prevails is consistency. Over eight CDs on the German Wolf label and the same total for Blind Pig Records – compilations notwithstanding – this group not only delivers time and time again with their electric contemporary urban blues, but continually reminds us of the forefathers that preceded them in making Chicago a focal point for this music. From classics by Elmore James, Roosevelt Sykes, Robert Nighthawk, J.B. Hutto, Clay Hammond, and Little Milton, Slim and the band put their foot to the wood and never let up on the gas, steaming through these classic blues songs with a rock & roll attitude. Three originals by Slim also reflect the same no-nonsense posture, but add updated, doubting Thomas inquiries, as on the shuffle rocker "Do You Mean It?," "Shame," and the sly Chi-Town blues of "Treat Me the Way You Do." While the smart, well-chosen material is the key to their success, it's how they play with utter confidence, energy, passion, and drive that sets this band apart from all others.