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Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Stephen Stills - Super Session (1968) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2014

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Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Stephen Stills - Super Session (1968) Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2014

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Stephen Stills - Super Session (1968)
Japanese Blue-spec CD 2, Expanded Remastered Reissue 2014

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 157 Mb | 01:17:13
Electric Chicago Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Sony Records Int'l | # SICP 30453

As the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) had done a year earlier, Super Session (1968) initially ushered in several new phases in rock & roll's concurrent transformation. In the space of months, the soundscape of rock shifted radically from short, danceable pop songs to comparatively longer works with more attention to technical and musical subtleties. Enter the unlikely all-star triumvirate of Al Kooper (piano/organ/ondioline/vocals/guitars), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), and Stephen Stills (guitar) – all of whom were concurrently "on hiatus" from their most recent engagements. Kooper had just split after masterminding the groundbreaking Child Is Father to the Man (1968) version of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Bloomfield was fresh from a stint with the likewise brass-driven Electric Flag, while Stills was late of Buffalo Springfield and still a few weeks away from a full-time commitment to David Crosby and Graham Nash. Although the trio never actually performed together, the long-player was notable for idiosyncratically featuring one side led by the team of Kooper/Bloomfield and the other by Kooper/Stills.

Eddy Clearwater - A Real Good Time - Live! (1990)

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Eddy Clearwater - A Real Good Time - Live! (1990)

Eddy Clearwater - A Real Good Time - Live! (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 432 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 153 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rooster Blues Records (R72625)

Eddy Clearwater delivers on the promise of this set's title on his best concert recording to date, recorded at a couple of Indiana nightspots. Those enduring (and endearing) Berry roots surface anew on a storming medley of "A Real Good Time" and "Cool Water," and there are more '50s-style rockers in "Hi-Yo Silver" and "Party at My House." But he exhibits a social conscience on the decided departure "Tear Down the Wall of Hate."

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Wild Night Out! (1995)

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Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Wild Night Out! (1995)

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Wild Night Out! (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 414 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5021 | 01:01:03

1994 live recording from one of the most exciting contemporary blues-rock bands today. Jimmy and the gang unleash over 60 minutes of high-powered, unrelenting guitar pyrotechnics, finally capturing their thrilling live performances. Thackery became widely known as the innovative guitarist with the Nighthawks, one of the hardest-working and most popular blues bands of the '70's and '80's. Starting in 1974, the group recorded over twenty albums and constantly toured the U.S., Europe, Canada and Japan. Jimmy was the heart, soul, and adrenaline of the Nighthawks sound during his fourteen year tenure with the Washington, D.C.-based band, creating a distinctively raw, powerful guitar style and establishing a reputation as a spectacular soloist.

Sunnyland Slim, Big Voice Odom - Chicago Blues Festival 1974 With Jimmy Dawkins (2005)

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Sunnyland Slim, Big Voice Odom - Chicago Blues Festival 1974 With Jimmy Dawkins (2005)

Sunnyland Slim, Big Voice Odom - Chicago Blues Festival 1974 With Jimmy Dawkins (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 443 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Black & Blue (BB 470.2)

Probably the first thing you should know about this album is that the Chicago Blues Festival of 1974 did not actually take place in Chicago; it was, instead, the name of European tour of American bluesmen. This live concert comes from the Blues Reference series of the good folks at Black and Blue. We have an interesting collection of Chicago musicians that includes 7 more tracks from 'Big Voice' Odum as well as 13 from pianist Sunnyland Slim. Fine guitar work from Jimmy Dawkins provides fireworks throughout the show.

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater - Cool Blues Walk (1998)

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Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater - Cool Blues Walk (1998)

Eddy Clearwater - Cool Blues Walk (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 342 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 119 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bullseye Blues & Jazz (11661-96142)

Produced by Duke Robillard and utilizing his band as the backing unit, Cool Blues Walk is tightly focused from note one, making a marvelous framework for "The Chief" to do exactly what he does best. With the exception of the covers "Sen-Say-Shun," "Stranded," and "I Just Want to Make Love to You," Eddy Clearwater wrote every tune aboard in his usual wide range of styles from the rocking "Very Good Condition" to the country-ish "Nashville Road" to the shuffling "Boppin' at the Top of the Rock." Clearwater continues to surprise with a rare appearance playing piano and singing the decidedly non-blues-like ballad "I Love You" which also features Marilyn Mair and Mark Davis adding mandocello and mandola to this distinctive tune…

Otis Rush - Ain't Enough Comin' In (1994)

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Otis Rush - Ain't Enough Comin' In (1994)

Otis Rush - Ain't Enough Comin' In (1994)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans ~ 111 Mb
Electric Chicago Blues | Label: This Way Up, Mercury | # 314 518 769-2 | 00:58:06

Otis Rush and Buddy Guy were hot young Chicago guitar slingers in the 1950s, when legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf ruled the Second City. Rush was renowned for his nasty, over-amplified guitar sound, and songs like "All Your Love" and "Double Trouble" were seminal touchstones for such `60s British guitarists as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. Rush has lately been known more for live shows than records, and 1994's Ain't Enough Comin' In succeeded because it was programmed like a great concert set, with fat guitar solos that suggested Albert King in a sweat, and songs that drew from both the blues and soul songbooks. Rush sounds great singing Sam Cooke's good-news gospel ("Somebody Have Mercy" and "Ain't That Good News") and pays his propers to Ray Charles on "A Fool for You." Exciting takes on epic tunes associated with B.B. King ("It's My Own Fault") and Albert King ("As the Years Go Passing By") also leave no doubt that Rush hasn't forgotten how to burn down the house.

Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix At His Best (Volume 3) (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix At His Best (Volume 3) (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix At His Best (Volume 3) (1972)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 226 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 91 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 1.91 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.35 Gb
SagaPan, SM 3273 | Modern Electric Blues, Psychedelic Rock

An interesting early record of Jimi Hendrix and avant-garde pianist Mike Ephron, sometimes with uncredited percussionists. "Occasionally, too, a Conga drummer would sit in with us, not always able to follow the intricacies of the rhythms I patterned out with my chords and la la la's" (from Mike Ephron's liner notes). La la la's indeed. These are some very unfocused jams, which don't add much to the Jimi Hendrix catalog. Still nice to hear him in such an informal setting…

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Re-Up]

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.

Joanna Connor - Believe It! (1989)

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Joanna Connor - Believe It! (1989)

Joanna Connor - Believe It! (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BP 73289 | Time: 00:40:28

On the surface, Believe It! is standard-issue bar-band blues-rock, but it is distinguished by Joanna Connor's passion for the music. Connor believes in the music so much, it can't help but appear in the grooves every once in a while. In particular, her guitar playing is noteworthy – it's tough, greasy, and powerful. Believe It! suffers from a lack of memorable songs – she's still trying to develop a distinctive songwriting voice – but Connor's strong performances carry the album through any weak moments.

Sue Foley, Deborah Coleman, Roxanne Potvin - Time Bomb (2007) [Re-Up]

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Sue Foley, Deborah Coleman, Roxanne Potvin - Time Bomb (2007) [Re-Up]

Sue Foley, Deborah Coleman, Roxanne Potvin - Time Bomb (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Ruf Records | # RUF 1129 | Time: 00:40:43

The cover's cutout silhouette of these guitar-slinging soul/blues women is a succinct visual overview of the rather ambiguous contents within. Recorded in preparation for 2007's Blues Caravan tour featuring journeywomen singer/songwriters Sue Foley and Deborah Coleman along with the comparatively fresh-faced Roxanne Potvin (whose first widely distributed set was released earlier the same year), the disc seems more like a respectable concert souvenir than an actual collaborative affair. The 11 tracks break down into three solo cuts from each participant, one shared and joyous effort on the closing cover of a Chess oldie, "In the Basement," and a crackling instrumental dominated by Foley's always impressive guitar. There are many fine moments here, especially as Coleman lays into an easy funk groove on James Brown's "Talking Loud" and on Potvin's emotionally charged ballad "Strong Enough to Hold You".

Duke Robillard - Exalted Lover (2003)

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Duke Robillard - Exalted Lover (2003)

Duke Robillard - Exalted Lover (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb
Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD1293 | Time: 00:41:51 | Scans included
Contemporary Blues, Blues Rock, Roots Rock

Duke Robillard’s won a reputation as one of finest guitarists in blues, but this disc also displays his command of rock ‘n’ roll, country, and jazz balladry. The latter drives his duet with country star Pam Tillis, "I’ll Never Be Free," which plays off their easy vocal interplay, Robillard’s classic picking, and his band’s swinging drive. It’s also a pleasure to hear him singing and slinging guitars with blueswoman Debbie Davies on the chugging shuffle "How Long Has It Been." But the best moments may be Robillard’s incendiary solos, like when he uncorks his Stratocaster in the middle of "Deep Inside," matching his lyrics’ cry of aching devotion with a hailstorm of quivering bent notes and brightly snapped strings in sharp, stinging phrases. Three songs later he’s playing in a twang and tremolo style like a Texas roadhouse veteran. In any context, what comes from Robillard’s nimble fingers and open mind is the sound of a master at work.

Rob Tognoni - Ironyard Revisited (2008)

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Rob Tognoni - Ironyard Revisited (2008)

Rob Tognoni - Ironyard Revisited (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 584 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 221 Mb
Full Scans | 01:15:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Electric Blues | Blues Boulevard #250220

Rob and his guitar have been treading the stages worldwide for the past 35 years. He has opened for the greats - Roy Buchanan, Stevie Ray Vaughan's mentor Lonnie Mack, Joe Walsh from the Eagles, shared stages with Peter Green, Sting, ZZ Top, Bo Diddley. He has represented Australia at the Royal Wedding celebrations of Prince Frederik & Princess Mary of Denmark, performed for FIFA World Cup Football in Kaiserslautern, played from maximum security prisons in Australia to Mozart's House in Vienna plus countless other experiences that have honed his skills. Rob is originally from Tasmania, Australia and goes under the pseudonym of "The Tasmanian Devil". His style is fiery, energetic, inventive and explosive.

Eddy Clearwater - Help Yourself (1992)

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Eddy Clearwater - Help Yourself (1992)

Eddy Clearwater - Help Yourself (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 241 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blind Pig Records (BP 74792)

Clearwater wrote the lion's share of this well-produced collection, reaching back for material by Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, and Willie Mabon to round it out. The usual infectious mix of shimmering West Side blues, hauling rockabilly, and even a touch of funk on "Little Bit of Blues." Guitarist Will Crosby shares lead chores with his boss, and Carey Bell (Eddy's cousin) handles the harp work.

Freddie King - Live: Texas & Oklahoma Club Date 1975 (2003)

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Freddie King - Live: Texas & Oklahoma Club Date 1975 (2003)

Freddie King - Live: Texas & Oklahoma Club Date 1975 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 305 mb | Covers (front, back) | 52:08 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 120 mb
Blues, Electric Texas Blues | Label: P-Vine Japan / PCD 2482

It's a live performance where you can fully enjoy Freddie's forcible blues guitar, a guitar that plays around.
From the intersection of tension and thrilling vocals and guitar, to the funky up-tempo numbers, it's bold and bold!

Willie Mabon - Chicago Blues Session! (1979) [Reissue 1995]

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Willie Mabon - Chicago Blues Session! (1979) [Reissue 1995]

Willie Mabon - Chicago Blues Session! (1979) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 276 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 67 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Evidence (ECD 26063-2)

Chicago Blues Session! features a session pianist Willie Mabon cut on Independence Day 1979 with guitarist Hubert Sumlin, guitarist Eddie Taylor, bassist Aron Burton and drummer Casey Jones. The album was originally released on the German L&R label, mainly because American labels were shunning the blues. That could be the only reason this album wasn't released at the time, since it's a nice, straightahead Chicago blues record. There are several Mabon originals, all of them strong and memorable, plus several Willie Dixon tracks and a Howlin' Wolf cut. That Howlin' Wolf song is one of a handful of tributes to Chicago blues legends - the others are to Jimmy Reed and Willie Dixon - but the true tribute is the spirit and passion the group puts into their music. That's what makes the album a worthwhile listen for serious fans of Chicago blues.