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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.

Tony Joe White - Lake Placid Blues (1995)

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Tony Joe White - Lake Placid Blues (1995)

Tony Joe White - Lake Placid Blues (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 151 Mb
Label: Remark Records | # 527 530-2 | Time: 01:05:02
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Rock

Tony Joe White's albums from the 1990's are all more stripped down and blues-oriented than his more well-known material from his "Polk Salad Annie"/"Rainy Night In Georgia" heyday. But although blues has been his main idiom for the past decade or so, "Lake Placid Blues" is mainly distinguished by two of the finest rockers of White's career, the title track and "The Beach Life". This set also includes "Let The Healing Begin", which had been covered to fine effect by Joe Cocker, but I like Cocker's version much better. Other highlights include "Louisiana Rain", "Down Again", and "The Guitar Don't Lie". Another fine set by a woefully underappreciated talent.

Tony Joe White - Uncovered (2006)

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Tony Joe White - Uncovered (2006)

Tony Joe White - Uncovered (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 7707243-2 | Time: 00:53:28 | Scans ~ 159 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Rock

Tony Joe White says he always saw the friends he invited to play on this album–Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale, Michael McDonald, and the late Waylon Jennings–as "keepers of the fire." They're also premier custodians of loneliness and despair, the two emotions that lie at the heart of this hypnotic submersion into country/swamp blues. From the kickoff track, "Run for Cover," with Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns, these meditations on mourning–lost lovers, spiritual struggles, anxiety that knows no name and no bottom–grab the listener fast and pull him down into swirling dark waters.

MonkeyJunk - Tiger In Your Tank (2009) {2014, Reissue}

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MonkeyJunk - Tiger In Your Tank (2009) {2014, Reissue}

MonkeyJunk - Tiger In Your Tank (2009) {2014, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Swamp Blues, Blues Rock, Roots Rock | Stony Plain Records #SPCD 1377

A reissue, with bonus tracks, of MonkeyJunk's first album (2009) previously available on their own Beefy label. Tiger In Your Tank kick started the group's acclaimed international career winning a Blues Award in Memphis as 'Best Artist Debut' and the Canadian Indie Award for 'Blues Album Of The Year'. The album has been remastered and includes two tracks recorded especially for this reissue. The Ottawa based trio are Canada's most acclaimed blues/roots music band. MonkeyJunk's touring schedule regularly includes dates in Europe and major festivals across North America.

Omar & The Howlers - Courts Of Lulu (1992) {2004, Reissue}

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Omar & The Howlers - Courts Of Lulu (1992) {2004, Reissue}

Omar & The Howlers - Courts Of Lulu (1992) {2004, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 341 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Swamp Blues / Electric Texas Blues
Provogue Records / Irond Ltd. IROND #CD-04 DD208

Omar & The Howlers' misadventures at the majors began when they trimmed the blues and padded the rock. Since returning to Rounder/Bullseye, they have smartly managed to keep the balance, and that's the case on their latest. The 13 tracks alternate between boogie shuffles, swaggering wailers, and heartache testimonies, with Omar's flailing guitar and spiraling harmonica nicely backed by his trio and such assistants as organist Reese Wynans, vocalist Kris McKay and saxophonist John Mills. Plenty of blues and more than enough rock fervor.

Tab Benoit & Voice Of The Wetlands All-Stars - VOW: Voice Of The Wetlands (2005)

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Tab Benoit & Voice Of The Wetlands All-Stars - VOW: Voice Of The Wetlands (2005)

Tab Benoit & Voice Of The Wetlands All-Stars - VOW: Voice Of The Wetlands (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb | 00:54:34
Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Rykodisc | # RCD 10829

Acclaimed blues guitarist Tab Benoit is joined by Louisiana All-Stars including Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, bluesman Anders Osborne, the Meters rhythm section of George Porter, Jr. and Johnny Vidacovich, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, and ace Cajun fiddler Wayne Thibodeaux on this hot and spicy New Orleans blues party! A portion of proceeds from the sale of this CD go to "Voice Of The Wetlands", a non-profit organization battling cultural and coastal erosion.

The Hoodoo Kings - The Hoodoo Kings (2001)

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The Hoodoo Kings - The Hoodoo Kings (2001)

The Hoodoo Kings - The Hoodoo Kings (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 376 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Full Scans | 00:52:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Orleans Blues, Swamp Blues | Telarc Blues #CD-83532

Surprisingly enough, this is not the by-the-numbers, let's-get-this-over-with album most expect when confronted by the idea of yet another blues supergroup. These grand old men of the modern blues push themselves and each other, stretching their chops and voices to the limit.

Tab Benoit - Wetlands (2002)

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Tab Benoit - Wetlands (2002)

Tab Benoit - Wetlands (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans ~ 94 Mb | 00:56:56
Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83530

Recorded during a month in Louisiana and sounding it, Tab Benoit's sixth album is a swampy example of the best of that state's music. Rocking, bluesy, and filled with soul, guitarist/vocalist Benoit keeps his sound stripped down to just a three-piece, giving his voice and greasy guitar plenty of room to maneuver. From obscure Professor Longhair second-line tunes ("Her Mind Is Gone") to a cover from zydeco king Boozoo Chavis ("Dog Hill") to a version of Otis Redding's "These Arms of Mine" that makes it seem like a lost New Orleans classic, Benoit traverses a lot of territory over this hour of music. Like his influences, Benoit never overdoes his approach, preferring to keep the focus on his gritty voice, lean guitar, and stark accompaniment of his backing duo. This is music caught between rootsy rock, funk, R&B, and blues, but far from sounding schizoid, it revels in its multiple inspirations. Benoit is in wonderful voice and spirits throughout, sounding loose yet in control regardless of what style he's playing. His guitar solos are taut and succinct, capturing the essence of the atmosphere without reverting to needless showboating. This is music from the heart, played with class, subtlety, and a reverence for its past squeezed into every spirited groove.

Tab Benoit - These Blues Are All Mine (1999)

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Tab Benoit - These Blues Are All Mine (1999)

Tab Benoit - These Blues Are All Mine (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 126 Mb | 00:55:57
Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 79546-2

On his Vanguard debut, guitarist Tab Benoit favors his usual workmanlike approach, serving up standard blues and Cajun riffs with ease. Though not technically flashy, Benoit is a solid songwriter with enough musicality to more than make up for the lack of fireworks. He can give his songs a restrained ("I'm Tired") or relaxed ("Raided That Joint") feel and he emotes as well as anybody on the title track. The rollicking "Crawfishin'" and "Jambalaya" recall Louisiana, and Benoit closes things off with the frenetically up-tempo "Bayou Boogie." The one possible misstep here is his take on the Willie Dixon classic "Twenty-Nine Ways (to My Baby's Door)"; anyone who remembers Koko Taylor's earthshaking version will find this one a little tame./quote]

Kenny Neal - Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain (1998)

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Kenny Neal - Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain (1998)

Kenny Neal - Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 115 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Swamp Blues | Label: Telarc | # CD-83435 | Time: 00:41:55

This energetic, foot-tapping, no-filler album from the multi-talented Kenny Neal is a sheer delight, showcasing his fine skills on guitar and harmonica and his rich, powerful voice. Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain starts off with a bang, with an up-tempo rendition of the classic "Big Boss Man." Things settle down with "Shadow on the Moon," which features some tasteful guitar work and smooth, excellent vocals. In fact, Neal's voice is one of this album's major strengths, moving smoothly from richly sung melodies to expressive growls just as the music requires. The highlight of this album is the title track, a slow, lonely ballad with excellent guitar work and backing vocals. However, neither is as powerful as Neal's singing; when he pulls out all the stops, the results are impressive. Highly, highly recommended.

Tony Joe White - The Shine (2010)

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Tony Joe White - The Shine (2010)

Tony Joe White - The Shine (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb | Scans ~ 206 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 8572202 | Time: 00:52:47
Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Blues, Blues-Rock, Country-Rock, Soul

The 21st century saw Tony Joe White resume his recording and performing career, and experience a resurgence of critical interest in his older music as well. Since 2002, "the Swamp Fox" has recorded sporadically for his own Swamp imprint, and also had his back catalog remastered and reissued. Earlier in 2010, Rhino Handmade made available That On the Road Look, a previously unreleased live date. The Shine is a (mostly) low-key, basic affair. White wrote or co-wrote everything here with his wife, Leann. The band is a quintet: White plays guitars and harmonica with drummer Jack Bruno, cellist John Catchings, bassist George Hawkins, and Tyson Rogers on piano, organ, and Wurlitzer. The sound is warm and raw; the album feels like it was cut mostly live from the floor (with guitar and vocal overdubs added) and it's full of natural atmospherics. White's acoustic nylon-string guitar is prevalent, sometimes more so than his quavering, downright spooky baritone. His electric six-string work paints the backdrop.

Katie Webster - Two-Fisted Mama! (1989)

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Katie Webster - Two-Fisted Mama! (1989)

Katie Webster - Two-Fisted Mama! (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 302 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Orleans Blues / Swamp Blues / Louisiana Blues / Rhythm & Blues
Alligator Records #ALCD 4777

Another impressive showcase for Katie Webster's rollicking 88s and earthy vocals. Other than the Memphis Horns, no special guests this time – just Webster and her tight trio (anchored by guitarist Vasti Jackson). A piano-pounding institution on the Southern Louisiana swamp blues scene during the late '50s and early '60s, Katie Webster later grabbed a long-deserved share of national recognition with a series of well-received Alligator albums.

Jewel Stone Prophets - Hookers Pt Rd (2013)

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Jewel Stone Prophets - Hookers Pt Rd (2013)

Jewel Stone Prophets - Hookers Pt Rd (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 250 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 91 Mb
Scans Included | 00:31:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Swamp Blues | Self Released #884501926539

Jewel Stone Prophets is a collaboration by long lost cousins Gary Hooker and Howlin Buzz. Separated for over 30 years, the South Florida natives have united to record their debut EP. Hooker is a Nashville guitarist and currently a longstanding member of the Drama KIngs, Brad Paisleys band. Buzz is active in the Tampa blues scene,singing and playing harmonica. The idea to do a project started not long after Hooker heard a live CD that Buzz had recorded. Impressed with his cousins authentic blues delivery, he was inspired to start writing with co-writer James Stevenson " swampy, southern, gritty" material that he wanted to record featuring Buzz. Sessions started in Nashville shortly thereafter. Eventually it evolved into calling the project Jewel Stone Prophets in honor of Buzz and Hookers grandmother, whose maiden name was Jewel Stone.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Remastered Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Remastered Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Down South In The Bayou Country (1974) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb | Time: 00:48:50
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3046

Like everything on Memphis Slim's album Goin' Back to Tennessee or Alvin Youngblood Hart's "Tallacatcha" (a Western swing performance worthy of Bob Wills), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's 1975 Barclay album Down South in the Bayou Country completely transcends any and all attempts to confine this diverse artist within the artificial parameters of blues or any other preordained category. Consisting mostly of songs written by Hoyt Garrick, Jr., Charles Gressett, and David Craig with additional tunes by J. Loyd and Joe Stampley, this pretty parfait of country & western, Southern rock, cowboy hoedown, and electric Cajun soul music was recorded during February and March 1974 in Bogalusa, LA. Gatemouth, fresh from his tenure as Deputy Sheriff of San Juan County, NM, sounds particularly pleased to be active at the center of a project so completely infused with authentic Southern sensibilities. Perhaps the most satisfying track off of the original album is "Loup Garou." This hoodoo funk ritual with background vocals by Geraldine "Sister Gerry" Richard sounds as if it might have been influenced by Dr. John's "Loop Garoo," which had appeared on that artist's Atco album Remedies in 1970.

Tony Joe White - Hoodoo (2013)

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Tony Joe White - Hoodoo (2013)

Tony Joe White - Hoodoo (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans ~ 58 Mb | 00:45:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Swamp Blues, Blues Rock | Yep Roc Records / Swamp Records #YEP-2348

There's no mistaking Tony Joe White's signature swamp boogie. Patented in the late '60s, White has been working that same low-down blues grind ever since, taking a long sojourn from recording in the '80s before settling into a regular groove sometime around the time of the new millennium. Usually, these collections of new songs were on tiny labels – including his aptly named Swamp imprint – but 2013's Hoodoo appeared on Yep Roc and received an appropriately larger push than its recent predecessors. Apart from that publicity, not much has changed in White's world. He favors thick, laid-back Bayou blues heavy on atmosphere even when the production is bright and clean.