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Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)

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Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 133 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 7708343-2 | Time: 00:51:46
Swamp Rock, Swamp Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Revered as one of the originators of swamp rock, Tony Joe White has recast a number of his classic songs on Deep Cuts, proving that time has no jurisdiction over funky. His signature groove, starting from his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie," is what he uses to paint a vivid picture of the world he experienced growing up, where poverty provided unity between otherwise divided races and bad-news women were sometimes too good to pass up. Tony Joe cut the tracks with his son Jody providing a rich palette of beats and loops, utilizing both digital and live drums, strings, organs, and the unmistakable timbre of his guitar. White's time-worn baritone is positively haunting, like a restless spirit conjured by the funk that was always the core of his music.

VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015) [Analogue Productions]

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VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015) [Analogue Productions]

VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015)
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:10
Holidays, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 094 SA

Worthy of audiophile treatment. Not every Christmas tune meets that high standard. But each song on this SACD, with each song chosen by Acoustic Sounds owner and CEO Chad Kassem, sound better than it ever has before. These are some of the most familiar - and well-recorded - Christmas tracks ever. We feel we're bringing you a record that you and your family will enjoy every year forevermore. These truly are The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas. From the peaceful solemnity of Harry Simeone Chorale's "The Little Drummer Boy" to the festive spirit of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas brings you the very best examples of holiday songs ever recorded. With wonderful music in abundance, this Christmas compilation offers a celebration of the season's most joyous and cherished songs. Truly, Christmas has never sounded better!

Michael Bloomfield - Mike Bloomfield: A Retrospective (1983) 2CDs, Japanese Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

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Michael Bloomfield - Mike Bloomfield: A Retrospective (1983) 2CDs, Japanese Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

Michael Bloomfield - Mike Bloomfield: A Retrospective (1983)
2CDs, Japanese Expanded Remastered Reissue 2008

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 607 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb | Covers included
Label: Sony Records Int'l | # SICP 1969~70 | Time: 01:40:26
Blues, Blues Rock, Chicago Blues

Two CD set. A truly unique compilation charting the history of Mike Bloomfield's career covering his work from 1964 to 1974, this set comes complete with interview segments where Bloomfield talks about his life and music and features his work both as a solo artist, his time with The Electric Flag, and his collaborations with Al Kooper, and Nick Gravenities. Also, from the Triumvirate album "It Hurts Me Too" with Dr. John and John Hammond and from The Newport Folk Festival, the amazing "Born In Chicago" with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Playing with Bloomfield across this collection we find Mama Cass, Paul Butterfield, Buddy Miles, Elvin Bishop, and Barry Goldberg.

Snooks Eaglin - Teasin' You (1992)

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Snooks Eaglin - Teasin' You (1992)

Snooks Eaglin - Teasin' You (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
New Orleans Blues | Label: Black Top | # CD BT-1072 | Time: 00:47:59

The best of Eaglin's terrific series of Black Top efforts so far – song selection is absolutely unassailable (lots of savage New Orleans covers, from Lloyd Price and Professor Longhair to Willie Tee and Earl King), the band simmers and sizzles with spicy second-line fire (bassist George Porter, Jr. and drummer Herman Ernest III are a formidable pair indeed), and Eaglin's churchy, commanding vocals and blistering guitar work are nothing short of mind-boggling throughout the entire disc.

Wilko Johnson - I Keep It To Myself / The Best Of Wilko Johnson (2017) Repost

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Wilko Johnson - I Keep It To Myself / The Best Of Wilko Johnson (2017) Repost

Wilko Johnson - I Keep It To Myself / The Best Of Wilko Johnson (2017)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 669 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 245 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:00 + 00:51:47 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pub Rock, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll | Chess / UMC #5731814

Wilko Johnson was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter and occasional actor. He was a member of the pub rock/rhythm and blues band Dr. Feelgood in the 1970s. Johnson was known for his distinctive guitar playing style which he achieved by not using a guitar pick but playing fingerstyle guitar. This enabled him to play rhythm guitar and riffs or solos at the same time creating a highly percussive guitar sound. Johnson and Dr. Feelgood were an influence on the English punk movement. Paul Weller said of Johnson: "Wilko may not be as famous as some other guitarists, but he's right up there. And there are a lot of people who'll say the same. I can hear Wilko in lots of places. It's some legacy." Johnson died on 21 November 2022, at his home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, at the age of 75.

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

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Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Reissue 2014

Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68 (2003)
Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Scans ~ 127 Mb | Time: 01:00:01
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues | Label: Sony Records Int'l ‎ | # SICP 30463

The live attempts at recreating the seminal jam chemistry of Super Session were hit-and-miss affairs, and this one, previously unreleased, has its fair share of off-key and off-target tunes. The rhythm section is erratic, the repertoire–ranging from Simon & Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" to an Elvis-flavored "That's All Right Mama"–is a bit odd, and co-leader Al Kooper is competent but rarely inspired. Guitarist Michael Bloomfield, however, is uniformly brilliant and his graceful blues virtuosity is by itself well worth the price of admission. Bloomfield and the group are joined on B.B. King's "It's My Own Fault" by a then-unknown Johnny Winter and things get really interesting.

B.B. King - The Best Of B.B. King (1973)

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B.B. King - The Best Of B.B. King (1973)

B.B. King - The Best Of B.B. King (1973)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, R&B | Label: MCA | # DMSL 1612 | Time: 00:40:32

True, this 1973 vintage best-of album covers a ridiculously slim wedge of time in the blues king's long career. Yet this period was quite significant, for it marks the crest of B.B. King's initial entry into the pop music mass market – and this album surfs succinctly, if not comprehensively, over the high points of his turn-of-the-decade winning streak. There's a potent slice of King's triumphant Live at Cook County – one of his sassiest "How Blue Can You Get?" on records – the huge hit "The Thrill Is Gone" extracts from his surprisingly pleasing early excursions into pop/rock territory on In London and Indianola Mississippi Seeds, and plenty of flavorful electric blues ("Sweet Sixteen," "Why I Sing the Blues") at full length. There are some quirks – "Caldonia" is shortened because one of the unnamed participants on the session demanded the cut, and the "compatible stereo/quad" sound on the LP has some details drastically mixed down when it's played back in ordinary stereo.

Sisters Love - With Love (2010)

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Sisters Love - With Love (2010)

Sisters Love - With Love (2010)
FLAC (tracks) - 344 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 MB
50:46 | Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Disco, Funk | Label: Motown

As the 70s dawned and Motown relocated to the West Coast, the era of their honey-toned 60s girl groups came to a resounding halt. The Sisters Love were the antithesis of the traditional Motown group and came to the label from A&M, armed with a lot of funk, sass and attitude. Paired with some of Motown's finest writers and producers, Hal Davis, Gloria Jones, Pamela Sawyer, Paul Riser and Willie Hutch, they got off to a rousing start with the gritty "Mr. Fix-It Man" and went into high gear for the UK only release "I m Learning To Trust My Man." Motown had them playing arenas with The Jackson Five (probably not their smartest move!), issued the odd single and scheduled more but Sisters Love's anticipated breakthrough didn't happen.

Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)

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Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)

Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Label: Island Records | # CID 9844, 830 148-2 | Time: 00:45:33
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Adult Contemporary

Turning to involved percussion tracks and horns, Winwood turns another musical corner on this sophisticated album, which contains echoes of everything from gospel to Caribbean music. Contains the number one hit "Higher Love".

Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows - Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows (1980) {1991, Reissue}

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Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows - Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows (1980) {1991, Reissue}

Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows - Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows (1980) {1991, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 225 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans | 00:36:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Flying Fish #FF 70229

The upbeat rhythms and charismatic persona of Big Twist always afforded this group an accessibility greater than that of most hardcore Chicago blues acts. This debut set followed the same formula, mixing time-tested favorites such as Tyrone Davis' "Turn Back the Hands of Time" with the inevitable crowd-pleaser "The Sweet Sound of Rhythm & Blues."

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You: The Best Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins (2010)

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You: The Best Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins (2010)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You: The Best Of Screamin' Jay Hawkins (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 241 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues | Sony Music / Camden #88697695782

Ex-boxer Screamin' Jay Hawkins' live show, full of on-stage coffins, skulls, and toilets, prefigured the extravagant concert productions of later artists like Alice Cooper and George Clinton, and Hawkins' full awareness of the visual aspect of rock music extended even to his lyrics, which were purposefully graphic and surreal. In essence, Hawkins was a one- or two-trick pony, but boy, those ponies could run. His masterpiece was "I Put a Spell on You," which he originally recorded for OKeh Records (supposedly while extremely drunk) in 1956, and while Hawkins' version was never even close to being a commercial hit, the song has been covered so many times (most notably by Nina Simone) that it has deservedly been certified as a rock and R&B classic.

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}

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Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 182 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans ~ 39 Mb | 00:39:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soul Jazz / Jazz Rock / Beat / Rhythm & Blues
Groovin' Move / Toshiba-EMI #TOCP-7943

Amidst their pop/rock, blues, and folk-rock, Manfred Mann peppered their early recordings with jazzy instrumentals that faintly suggested a jazz-rock direction. Soul of Mann, never issued in the U.S., is a compilation of most of these early instrumental efforts, which originally appeared on various singles, EPs, and LPs between 1963 and 1966 (though one song, "L.S.D.," and is actually a blues-rocker with a Paul Jones vocal). Instrumentals were not the band's forte, but this collection is more interesting than you might think. No one would put Manfred Mann on the level of a jazz artist like Oscar Peterson, but these cuts are executed with a surprising amount of style and wit.

VA - Screaming and Crying: 75 Masterpieces By 35 Blues Guitar Heroes (2012) 3CD Box Set

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VA - Screaming and Crying: 75 Masterpieces By 35 Blues Guitar Heroes (2012) 3CD Box Set

VA - Screaming and Crying: 75 Masterpieces By 35 Blues Guitar Heroes (2012) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 612 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 474 Mb | Scans ~ 144 Mb | 03:27:02
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll | Label: Fantastic Voyage | # FVTD137, 5055311001371

Rarely has the primal excitement of the electric blues guitar been so voraciously and expertly illustrated on one compilation than on Screaming And Crying, renowned British blues buff Neil Slaven s monumental homage to the music which shaped both his life and a whole generation. Over three discs and 75 tracks, the set straddles the spectrum of the electrified blues which fuelled the British R&B boom of the 1960s and beyond, mixing much-feted names such as Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley with more deliciously obscure outings by the likes of Doctor Ross and Guitar Shorty. Slaven s liner notes outline the story behind the roughshod classics which bust out of the set, whether screaming with the joy of musical release, or crying in a pool of despair, both amplified through jacked-up guitar strings.

The Animals - Inside Looking Out: The 1965-1966 Sessions (1991)

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The Animals - Inside Looking Out: The 1965-1966 Sessions (1991)

The Animals - Inside Looking Out: The 1965-1966 Sessions (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
Label: Sequel Records | # NEX CD 153 | Time: 01:09:29
Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, British Invasion

This 22-song compilation features all of the essential recordings cut by the group in 1965 and 1966 after they broke with their original producer Mickie Most, and before Eric Burdon dissolved the core of the original lineup to pursue solo stardom with an Animals group featuring entirely different musicians. These tracks were perhaps more soul-oriented than their previous recordings, but the group still burns on the hits "Inside Looking Out" and "Don't Bring Me Down." Despite the absence of original keyboardist Alan Price, the group continued to showcase Burdon's passionate vocals and burning, vibrant organ (by Price's replacement Dave Rowberry) on both renowned and obscure R&B tunes, with an occasional original thrown in. Besides the entirety of their final British LP Animalisms (from 1966) and the above-mentioned singles, the CD includes the hits "Help Me Girl" and "See See Rider" (credited to "Eric Burdon and the Animals," these were possibly Burdon solo records). The four tracks from their first release, an independently released 1963 EP featuring primitive R&B standards, are small but noteworthy bonus cuts that close this collection.

VA - Power Of Soul: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004)

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VA - Power Of Soul: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004)

VA - Power Of Soul - A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 505 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:19
Blues-Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul | Label: Direct Video | # DVDUK069C

This star-studded musical tribute to Jimi Hendrix is highlighted by contributions by artists from rock, R&B, blues and funk. Each of these artists bears witness to Hendrix’s imprint on their own music. From the contemporary R&B stylings of Musiq to the deep country blues of John Lee Hooker, Jimi’s creative spirit-the pure inventive freedom he drew upon to originate these signature songs-stands undiminished. This special project features new interpretations of Hendrix’s classics from a host a music’s biggest stars including Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Prince, Santana, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Earth Wind & Fire, and numerous others.