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Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

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Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 644 Mb | Scans ~ 732 Mb
Genre: R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Soul-Blues | Time: 04:41:11

Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.'s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The British press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alcohol, and tragic end, but fans and critics alike embraced her rugged charm, brash sense of humor, and distinctively soulful and jazzy vocals. Her platinum-selling breakthrough album, Frank (2003), elicited comparisons ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Macy Gray and Lauryn Hill. Interestingly enough, despite her strong accent and vernacular, one can often hear aspects of each of those singers' vocal repertoires in Winehouse's own voice. Nonetheless, her allure had always been her songwriting – almost always deeply personal but best known for its profanity and brutal candor.

Coco Montoya - Suspicion (2000)

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Coco Montoya - Suspicion (2000)

Coco Montoya - Suspicion (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 435 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 164 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Blues Rock | Alligator Records #ALCD4871

Montoya's first solo disc for Alligator finds the former Albert Collins sideman following in the doorsteps of his "godfather" with an album simply top-heavy with fiery guitar work and comfortable vocals. The production from Jim Gaines is as fat as any modern-day blues record has a right to be, and Montoya does not disappoint at any moment along the ride. He tips his hat to his old employer on Collins' "Get Your Business Straight," but the stronger tunes here come from Coco's own pen, like the closing "Nothing But Love." A strong and solid effort that also sounds great in the car when you're driving a little faster than the speed limit allows.

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set

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VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 627 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 297 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Label: Chess/Universal | # 329 393-2, MCD 09393 | Time: 02:09:28
Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul-Blues

This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork", and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others. It seems as if everyone recorded for Chess at one time or another, also explaining the inclusion of tracks by John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James. If electric blues guitar's your thing, then look no further than this fine two-disc compilation.

Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2013) 2CDs

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Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2013) 2CDs

Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 560 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb | 01:20:42
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: RCA, Silvertone | # 88883 71759 2

The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award winning album Living Proof, this double-disc masterpiece features first time studio collaborations with A-list artists Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. Produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge (Skin Deep, Living Proof), Rhythm & Blues captures the 76 year-young Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues not only exemplifies how blues continues to be the foundation of all genres of today's music, it also illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.

Robben Ford - Bringing It Back Home (2013)

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Robben Ford - Bringing It Back Home (2013)

Robben Ford - Bringing It Back Home (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 402 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 204 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Provogue #PRD 7388 2

Guitar giant Robben Ford’s new album Bringing It Back Home is a stunning study in soul, style and virtuosity that cuts to the heart with its exceptional, emotion-laden musicianship. The disc also brings the five-time Grammy nominated stage and studio legend back to his earliest roots as a performer, playing blues.

B.B. King - Easy Listening Blues (1962) Reissue 2007

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B.B. King - Easy Listening Blues (1962) Reissue 2007

B.B. King - Easy Listening Blues (1962) Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 77 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues | Label: Crown/P-Vine | # PCD-4374 | Time: 00:28:19

"Easy Listening Blues", from 1962, is an all-instrumental set with B.B.’s guitar, Lucille, well to the fore. An essential set for the many admirers of B.B. King and his all-conquering blues guitar style.

Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan - Live... Texas '87 (2016) [Unofficial Release]

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Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan - Live... Texas '87 (2016) [Unofficial Release]

Robert Cray Band with Stevie Ray Vaughan - Live… Texas '87 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Air Cuts | # ACCD8015 | Time: 01:15:49

Robert Cray finally made his commercial breakthrough with the release of Strong Persuader, his fifth studio album, in late 1986. He toured extensively to support it, both in his own right and opening for stars such as Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and Huey Lewis. This superb live set, broadcast on Q102 Radio, captures him on the cusp of stardom, and includes blistering performances of almost all the album (including the hit single, Smoking Gun), as well as a guest appearance from the great Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's presented here together with background notes and images.

Otis Rush - Any Place I'm Going (1998)

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Otis Rush - Any Place I'm Going (1998)

Otis Rush - Any Place I'm Going (1998)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Label: House Of Blues | # 51416 1343 2 | Time: 00:56:49
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Soul-Blues

This album on the House of Blues label is a bit smoother and more slickly produced (by Rush and famed Memphis producer Willie Mitchell) than Rush's classic, rough-edged Chess recordings, but there's still plenty here to like. With a solid horn section backing him on most cuts, Rush gets ample room to show off his razor-sharp guitar chops. And his distinctive, emotionally charged voice remains a true blues treasure. In addition to his own no-nonsense originals, Rush draws on some familiar tunes from classic soul and blues performers like Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Nappy Brown, and Little Milton.

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)

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Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Ace Records | # CDCHD 827 | Time: 01:02:25

All of King's recordings for the Bobbin label are on this 22-track disc, including everything from his 1959-1963 singles for the label and previously unissued alternate takes of "Why Are You So Mean to Me," "The Time Has Come," and the previously unissued "Blues at Sunrise." While these are decent journeyman urban blues/R&B, they're not up to the level of his subsequent recordings for Stax. Albert King just sounds too much like the records another King – B.B. King, that is – was making during the same era. There are similar horn arrangements and alternation of stinging guitar with smooth, confident vocal phrasing. It's a tribute to Albert King's abilities, in a way, that it does sound confident, and not the work of an imitator, despite the similarities.

Coco Montoya - Songs From The Road (2014) 2CDs

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Coco Montoya - Songs From The Road (2014) 2CDs

Coco Montoya - Songs From The Road (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 770 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 308 Mb | Scans ~ 33 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Ruf | # RUF 1203 | 02:00:22

This live double album features Coco Montoya and his band on the Road, as part of a RUF records series of on The Road albums delivered from their catalogue of blues artists. The opening track I Got A Mind To Travel, is an apt starting point and introduces us to the full band of musicians Coco Montoya uses to augment his vocal and guitar skills the use of Hammond Organ delivered with panache by Brant Leeper who also adds to the vocals. Throughout the album there are glimpses of Coco Montoya’s exceptional musical career especially the influence he certainly gives the feel of movement and the guitar sound is an homage to his old boss Albert Collins while playing the guitar left-handed and upside down like the other Albert King! Coco’s playing is instinctive full of fluidity. The whole album is easy on your ear and an enjoyable listening experience BUT at times you want Coco to let loose and really show us what he is capable of. On Love Jail his guitar takes on the shape and form of Albert Collins and all the better for it, even his vocals strengthen as the beat picks up, this is a stylish ten minute track. This album has fourteen tracks where Coco and his band just want to please as they play for the length of time need ( Never less than 5 minutes and up to a mighty 15 minutes) to explore all the alleyways and nooks and crannies they feel the music is taking them on their journey of discovery with you, there is freedom of expression that only live music free from the constrains of a studio walls and mixing desk.

Etta James - Tell Mama (1968) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

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Etta James - Tell Mama (1968) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]

Etta James - Tell Mama (1968) [The Original Chess Masters, 1987]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 138 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 71 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Chess | # CHD-9269 | Time: 00:30:10

Leonard Chess dispatched Etta James to Muscle Shoals in 1967, and the move paid off with one of her best and most soul-searing Cadet albums. Produced by Rick Hall, the resultant album boasted a relentlessly driving title cut, the moving soul ballad "I'd Rather Go Blind," and sizzling covers of Otis Redding's "Security" and Jimmy Hughes' "Don't Lose Your Good Thing," and a pair of fine Don Covay copyrights. The skin-tight session aces at Fame Studios really did themselves proud behind Miss Peaches.

Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (1972) Expanded Remastered 2012

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Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (1972) Expanded Remastered 2012

Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (1972) Expanded Remastered 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Concord Music/Stax | # 0888072337169 | 01:00:59

It's not as if Albert King hadn't tasted success in his first decade and a half as a performer, but his late-'60s/early-'70s recordings for Stax did win him a substantially larger audience. During those years, the label began earning significant clout amongst rock fans through events like Otis Redding's appearance at the Monterey International Pop Festival and a seemingly endless string of classic singles. When King signed to the label in 1966, he was immediately paired with the Stax session team Booker T. & the MG's. The results were impressive: "Crosscut Saw," "Laundromat Blues," and the singles collection Born Under a Bad Sign were all hits. Though 1972's I'll Play the Blues for You followed a slightly different formula, the combination of King, members of the legendary Bar-Kays, the Isaac Hayes Movement, and the sparkling Memphis Horns was hardly a risky endeavor. The result was a trim, funk-infused blues sound that provided ample space for King's oft-imitated guitar playing.

Albert King - I Wanna Get Funky (1974) [Remastered 1990]

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Albert King - I Wanna Get Funky (1974) [Remastered 1990]

Albert King - I Wanna Get Funky (1974) [Remastered 1990]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Label: Stax Records | # SCD-8536-2 (STS-5505) | Time: 00:45:23
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Funk/Soul

This 1974 release has King using his upside-down Flying V to slash a blues path through the Memphis Horns, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and the dawn-of-disco funk rhythm players. He half-sings with one eye on B. B. King and Bobby Bland and the other fixed on hot-buttered soul crooner Isaac Hayes. "Crosscut Saw" best captures the album title, with the leader and astounding drummer, Al Jackson, charbroiling a song the two had soul basted back in the mid 1960s with Booker T. Jones.

B.B. King - Spotlight On Lucille (1986) Reissue 1991

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B.B. King - Spotlight On Lucille (1986) Reissue 1991

B.B. King - Spotlight On Lucille (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Label: Flair/Virgin America | # 0777 7 86231 2 0 | Time: 00:43:01
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues, Memphis Blues

B.B. King is the most influential guitarist in the instrument's electric history. His string-bending, vibrato, and phrasing are the raw material that players as diverse as Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour have spun into their own epic solos. This CD draws on King's '60s efforts for the defunct Kent label, tapping rarely heard instrumental tracks to present a crash course in his unique fusion of country blues, the single-string soloing perfected by Lonnie Johnson, and the swinging phrasing of jazz guitar pioneers like Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. Tunes like "Slidin' and Glidin'" and "Calypso Jazz" are tickets to blues heaven.

The Robert Cray Band - Strong Persuader (1986)

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The Robert Cray Band - Strong Persuader (1986)

The Robert Cray Band - Strong Persuader (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Mercury | # 830 568-2 M-1 | 00:39:24

The set that made Cray a pop star, despite its enduring blues base. Cray's smoldering stance on "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door" rendered him the first sex symbol to emerge from the blues field in decades, but it was his innovative expansion of the genre itself that makes this album a genuine 1980s classic. "Nothing but a Woman" boasts an irresistible groove pushed by the Memphis Horns and some metaphorically inspired lyrics, while "I Wonder" and "Guess I Showed Her" sizzle with sensuality.