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Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

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Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

Big Maybelle - The Chronological Big Maybelle 1944-1953 (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 158 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Early R&B, Jump Blues, East Coast Blues | Label: Classics | # 5089 | 00:54:13

Her mountainous stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from down-in-the-alley blues to pop-slanted ballads. In 1967, she even covered ? & the Mysterians' "96 Tears" (it was her final chart appearance). Alleged drug addiction leveled the mighty belter at the premature age of 47, but Maybelle packed a lot of living into her shortened lifespan.

Ric Harris - Open for Business (2019)

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Ric Harris - Open for Business (2019)

Ric Harris - Open for Business (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 358 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 121 MB | Tracks: 14 | 52:07 min
Style: Blues | Label: Ric Harris

Harris’ love of the blues led him to produce his debut blues album titled Open For Business that focuses on Harris adept guitar playing and compositions. On his blues debut Harris explores vocals unlike his previous jazz releases. With harmonies and arrangements that focus on the band’s strong suits, the songs use more than the soloist to capture the attention of the listeners. Harris’ compositional style utilizes his jazz background of improvisation, but the sound is all Southern Rock-Blues influenced.

Mad for Joy - Garden of the Muse (2019)

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Mad for Joy - Garden of the Muse (2019)

Mad for Joy - Garden of the Muse (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 119 MB | Tracks: 13 | 51:53 min
Style: Blues, Rock, Pop | Label: One Tree Records

Garden of the Muse is a collection of songs written during an intense period of life and capture the songwriter's experience. Performed for many audiences before making it on a record, these are the songs that made the cut. Michael Nowak, a multi-talented songwriter, mixer, engineer, arranger, and musician whose award-winning work has been heard by millions of listeners around the globe produced the album with Mad For Joy in Vancouver, BC.

Stefan Grossman - Shake That Thing: Fingerpicking Country Blues (1998)

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Stefan Grossman - Shake That Thing: Fingerpicking Country Blues (1998)

Stefan Grossman - Shake That Thing: Fingerpicking Country Blues (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 160 Mb
Folk-Blues, Country Blues | Label: Shanachie | # 97027 | Time: 01:06:27

Drawing on over 30 years of experience playing the country-blues, complete with tutorials from some of the undisputed masters, it comes as no surprise that Stefan Grossman can so consistently conjure up the authentic spirit of the music with each successive release. His original compositions show Grossman to be the most confident of guitarists in his genre, effortlessly borrowing from the stylings of Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, and Blind Willie McTell among various others. While his playing isn't overly flashy, it need not be. The precision and craftsmanship injected into the fluid, rolling original "Yazoo Strut," the harder blues groove of "Spider Web Blues," and a powerful rendition of Reverend Gary Davis' "Candy Man" are country blues at its very best.

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]

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VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Piano Blues, Texas Blues | Label: RST Blues Documents, DA Music | # 3509-2 | 01:03:47

This is a good collection of piano-accompanied vocals sporting bluesmen who worked the lumber camps and oil fields of rural Texas, as well as the red-light districts of cities like Galveston and Houston. Big Boy Knox shows a strong city influence in his decorative right-hand work, as does Robert Cooper, whose playing points to the influence of Fats Waller. Joe Pullem is on board with his hit, "Black Gal," which is perhaps overstated by three takes and a variation. The vocals are good, however, and the piano playing is uniformly excellent. Stylistically, this music falls somewhere between ragtime, blues, and vaudeville.

Zydeco Annie & Swamp Cats - À la maison (2019)

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Zydeco Annie & Swamp Cats - À la maison (2019)

Zydeco Annie & Swamp Cats - À la maison (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 119 MB | Tracks: 13 | 52:10 min
Style: Blues, Jazz | Label: recordJet

As varied as the stories in New Orleans, so versatile the band ZYDECO ANNIE + SWAMP CATS. They are unique in their ability to combine their roots with the Big Easy, to reflect their own past in the music of the Creoles. Be inspired by enthusiasm and joie de vivre, in the spirit of the "Spirit of New Orleans".

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)

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Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Label: Smithsonian Folkways | # SF CD 40064 | Time: 00:45:05
Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Country Blues, Appalachian, Gospel

Any time two greats who admire each other and are musically compatible team together, the results are usually mutually beneficial. That was true for Bill Monroe and Doc Watson, whose spirited union on this 17-song disc is a sampler of American musical styles. They ripped through bluegrass, folk, blues, spirituals, mountain tunes, work songs, reels and breakdowns. Monroe's mandolin and Watson's guitar playing were masterful, wondrous and performed without any trace of self-indulgence. Their vocals were also delivered with ease, fluidity and conviction, the product of two performers completely at ease with themselves and only interested in spotlighting the material.

Born IV Blues - Sleepless Night Blues (2019)

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Born IV Blues - Sleepless Night Blues (2019)

Born IV Blues - Sleepless Night Blues (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Tracks: 8 | 33:21 min | 273 MB
Style: Blues | Label: Born IV Blues

This is the first original album of music from the tenth graders from Western Massachusetts. They are setting out to be the next new face of blues musicians for the youngest generation of blues lovers. They have been propelled into the blues scene as representatives of the Capital Region Blues Network in the 2018 & 2019 International Blues Challenge youth showcase in Memphis, TN. They have been tutored and provided performance opportunities by the 20 year established blues band, Misty Blues.

Ray Bonneville - Roll It Down (2004)

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Ray Bonneville - Roll It Down (2004)

Ray Bonneville - Roll It Down (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans ~ 90 Mb
Label: Red House Records | # RHR CD 178 | Time: 00:40:58
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Country-Blues, Americana, Folk-Rock

Roll It Down begins with a funky, roots rock-based "Tomorrow's Yesterday,", a song that immediately brings to mind the super-group Little Village featuring John Hiatt. The bassline is also more prominent here. "Under The Bridge" is another slow blues-oriented song that could draw comparisons to Robert Cray without the great blues guitar solo but with a credible backing keyboard. The relaxing nature of most of Ray Bonneville's work is ever-present through the baker's dozen of offerings, especially the bounce emanating from "July Sun." "You might know the way to go/If you ask a passing crow," he sings as Colin Linden helps out on mandolin. Most of the time the arrangements work but the title of the album gets the tracks off on the wrong foot, and they can't quite right themselves. The shining moment comes during "Oxford Town," a heartfelt duet with Jonell Mosser on harmony vocals, bringing to mind a possible duet between Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris. Another very good effort comes from "Walk With Me," a toe-tapping melody straight from Waylon Jennings with some fine guitar picking.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - We Walk This Road (2010)

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band - We Walk This Road (2010)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - We Walk This Road (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Label: Warner Bros./Dare Records | # 5099908229328 | Time: 00:56:01
Blues, Gospel, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Pedal Steel Guitar

Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, 'We Walk This Road' continues the Sacred Steel tradition for which Robert Randolph has earned wide praise, including the New York Times, which applauds 'his rip-roaring virtuosity and his gift for making his instrument sing without a word.' Throughout the recording of 'We Walk This Road,' Randolph and Burnett worked closely together as archivists, discovering songs-decade by decade-from the 20th century American music canon. The songs they uncovered, ranging from blues and rock to field recordings and gospel, serve as the inspiration for the 11 songs on 'We Walk This Road.' Recorded at the Village Recorders and Electro Magnetic Studio, the album includes 'If I Had My Way' (featuring Ben Harper), 'Salvation' (featuring Leon Russell), and reinterpretations of Prince's 'Walk Don't Walk,' Bob Dylan's 'Shot Of Love,' (featuring Jim Keltner, who played drums on the original version) and John Lennon's 'I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama' (featuring Doyle Bramhall II).

R.L. Burnside - First Recordings (2003) [MFSL 2004] Audio CD Layer

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R.L. Burnside - First Recordings (2003) [MFSL 2004] Audio CD Layer

R.L. Burnside - First Recordings (2003) [MFSL 2004]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Delta Blues | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2026 | Time: 00:45:16

At the time these tracks were cut, 1967 and 1968, R.L. Burnside was working on a plantation in Coldwater, MS, cutting silage. Folklorist George Mitchell was on a mission to record unknown blues singers down South. Mitchell heard about Burnside and paid him a visit, asking if he could record him. That night Mitchell returned to Burnside's place with a case of beer and some whiskey. Ten months later, Burnside had his first release. While these 14 tracks didn't jump start Burnside's career, they are stark, organic, and timeless, just Burnside and his acoustic guitar running down mainly traditional material that he arranged. This is an absolute treasure for Burnside aficionados and casual blues listeners alike.

VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set

VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 684 Mb | Scans ~ 271 Mb
Label: Proper Records | # PROPERBOX 7 | Time: 04:59:19
Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Delta Blues, Piedmont Blues, Boogie-Woogie

Broke, Black & Blue delivers multiple surprises within its 100 songs of prewar blues. Arranged chronologically by Joop Visser, the set admirably covers the first 22 years of recorded blues, 1924 to 1946, from vaudeville and Delta to boogie-woogie and jump blues. It's a swell gift for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of blues. But old-timers will be pleased, too, as special attention has been paid to culling rare and idiosyncratic tracks by the well-known and the obscure. The first three discs present single tracks by artists as diverse as the Memphis Jug Band, De Ford Bailey, Tommy Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Peetie Wheatstraw, Lonnie Johnson, and Bukka White, alongside unknowns such as Isaiah "The Mississippi Moaner" Nelson, Barbecue Bob and Laughing Charley, Ed Andrews, Chicken Wilson, and Bumble Bee Slim. On the fourth disc, this convention is jettisoned to luxuriate in a series of very rare sides of lovely, oddly subdued boogie-woogie and jump blues by Jimmie Gordon, Johnny Temple, and Lee Brown.

Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Rock My Blues Away (2007)

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Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Rock My Blues Away (2007)

Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Rock My Blues Away (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 425 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Texas Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Jazz | Music Avenue #250168

The 23 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown tracks (and, save one co-written tune, they are all originals) on the Rock My Blues Away compilation offer proof positive of the Texas guitarist's command of roots music. Though steeped in the blues idiom, Brown folds country, bluegrass, Cajun, rock, and even jazz into his unique brand of music, and as a six-string slinger the man is legendary. This generous set provides no shortage of evidence to these claims, packing in feel-good boogie and down-home blues amid an eclectic stylistic mix that will appeal to blues aficionados and adventurous music fans alike.

Memphis Slim - The International Playboy Of The Blues 1948-1960: From Chicago To London, All The Hits And More (2018)

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Memphis Slim - The International Playboy Of The Blues 1948-1960: From Chicago To London, All The Hits And More (2018)

Memphis Slim - The International Playboy Of The Blues 1948-1960: From Chicago To London, All The Hits And More (2018)
FLAC (tracks) / MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 74:42 | 269 Mb / 179 Mb
Genre: Blues, RnB / Label: Jasmine Records

Embracing the white college market like so many of his contemporaries Memphis Slim stepping into the international market and became a very famous ambassador for the blues around the world. This 25 track set is littered with hits and classic songs including "Messin' Around", "Frisco Bay", "Blue And Lonesome", "Help Me Some", "Angel Child", "Mother Earth" and "The Comeback". Also featured here is "Nobody Loves Me" and although not a hit for Memphis, it went on to be recorded by Lowell Fulson and B.B. King as "Every Day I Have The Blues" eventually becoming a hit and a blues standard. This modest selection of titles from the vast recorded legacy of Memphis Slim presents a vivid picture of the career path he followed from the juke joints of the South to the sophisticated bars of Paris, France and is a must for blues fans.

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.46 Gb | Booklet Scans ~ 46 Mb | 10:53:44
Oldies, Vocal Pop, Ragtime, Early Jazz, Folk, Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Gospel | Label: West Hill

An outstanding nine CD collection of rare jazz, blues, country, pop, cowboy, march, ragtime, vaudeville and gospel recordings that form our musical legacy, compiled by jazz historian Allen Lowe. More than10 hours of music in a presentation slipcase with a 127 page booklet containing many photos and a wealth of interesting information about the music. Space here only permits artist and song title listings of the first 4 CD's in the 9 CD set.