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Bill Doggett - Wow! (1965) Remastered Reissue 2001

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Bill Doggett - Wow! (1965) Remastered Reissue 2001

Bill Doggett - Wow! (1965) Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb | Scans included
Soul Jazz, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Verve | # 549 372-2 | Time: 00:34:10

This 1965 set by organist Bill Doggett's band is well-played and spirited but quite lightweight. The nine selections are mostly blues-oriented jams without any memorable melodies, stirring solos, or moments that lift the program above the routine. The rather brief results are pleasant and groovin' but rather predictable.

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)

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Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4892 | Time: 00:51:46

A continuation of the sound established on his Alligator debut, I Smell Smoke is even more impressive than its much-heralded predecessor. While vocally Michael Burks still invites comparison to Albert King, especially on gospel-fried ballads like "Lie to Me" (the Flying V guitar he sports on this album's cover shot further reinforces the similarities between the two artists), his guitar work has become more electrified and confident. With a tone sounding at times like Eric Clapton's psychedelic work in Cream and a rugged four-piece band supporting him, this is a tough, uncompromising contemporary blues/blues-rock/R&B album that doesn't pull punches.

VA - The Greatest SoulFunk & Disco 12 Inch Singles Of The 70s & 80s (4CD, 2023)

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VA - The Greatest SoulFunk & Disco 12 Inch Singles Of The 70s & 80s (4CD, 2023)

VA - The Greatest SoulFunk & Disco 12 Inch Singles Of The 70s & 80s (4CD, 2023)
MP3 320 kbps | 5:19:05 | 692 Mb
Genre: Disco, RnB, Pop, Blues, Rock, Jazz / Label: Robinsongs Records

Like many crucial inventions, the 12” single was born out of necessity. Although it’s widely seen as an innovation born in the disco era to help DJs keep people dancing by stretching out songs much further than the conventional three-minute mark defined by the 7” single, the very first 12” single appeared in 1970.

Magic Slim & The Teardrops - Rough Dried Woman (2010)

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Magic Slim & The Teardrops - Rough Dried Woman (2010)

Magic Slim & The Teardrops - Rough Dried Woman (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 439 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 166 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wolf Records (120.820 CD)

The Wolf record label has served Magic Slim & the Teardrops well, producing eight CDs between 1986 and 1992, when the band was emerging from Chicago to tour the world. They are deserving on many fronts as the self-proclaimed "best blues band on the planet," and these tracks, marketed as "Magic Slim's best 14 songs," certainly go a long way to proving that assertion. Of the album's 14 tracks, 11 come from the studio and three are previously unissued live concert sessions in Austria, all with Slim, the remarkable second guitarist John Primer, brother and bassist Nick Holt, and different drummers. Only one of the tunes was written by Slim, the others taken from classic blues songwriters and heroes of the lead vocalist and guitarist, whose distinctive sound comes shining through from start to finish. Albert King for sure is a favorite of Magic Slim…

Delaney Bramlett - 'Some Things Coming' (1972) + 'Mobius Strip' (1973) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Compilation 2011

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Delaney Bramlett - 'Some Things Coming' (1972) + 'Mobius Strip' (1973) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Compilation 2011

Delaney Bramlett - 'Some Things Coming' (1972) + 'Mobius Strip' (1973)
2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered Compilation 2011
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 380 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans ~ 174 Mb | 01:10:73
Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Blue-Eyed Soul, Soul-Blues | Label: Acadia | # ACAM 8171

2007 CD two-fer featuring a double dose of Delaney on one disc! Formerly of the much-loved duo Delaney & Bonnie, Something Is Coming was Delaney Bramlett's first solo album, released, in 1972 featuring Gloria Jones, the future Mrs. Marc Bolan, on backing vocals. Mobius Strip followed in 1973, a far stronger album that features the stand out track "Are You A Beatle Or A Rolling Stone'.

Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004)

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Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004)

Candi Staton - Candi Staton (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 470 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Label: Honest Jon's/Capitol | # HJRCD 6, 7243 594 4432 5 | Time: 00:48:26
Soul, Southern Soul, Gospel

Finally! For far too long, mega-talent soul singer Candi Staton had been lacking a comprehensive collection of her prime Southern R&B material from her glory years, 1969-1973. While it's true that Staton's chart success continued in the disco era with "Young Hearts Run Free," from 1975, that music is in a different universe from her Muscle Shoals period, when she recorded for Fame and other labels. This compilation contains 26 tracks form those hallowed years, when Staton's deep soul tomes rang up no less than 12 consecutive Billboard R&B hits, a pair of Grammy nominations, and a gold album. Like Aretha Franklin, Linda Jones, and Otis Redding, Staton's voice is the sound of emotion being ripped from the human heart and offered, bleeding and broken, pleading and yearning, to the listener. Highly recommended.

Bill Wyman - (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star: The Best Of Bill Wyman And Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings (2016)

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Bill Wyman - (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star: The Best Of Bill Wyman And Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings (2016)

Bill Wyman - (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star: The Best Of Bill Wyman And Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 981 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 387 Mb
Full Scans | 01:04:35 + 01:16:40 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Blues, Rock & Roll, Roots Rock | Music Club Deluxe #MCDLX 219

2016 two CD collection of recordings by the former Rolling Stones bassist, both solo and with his Rhythm Kings. With all the tracks chosen by Bill Wyman himself, these two CDs present the perfect introduction to his recordings. Disc One contains songs from Bill's solo albums, kicking off with '(Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star', his big hit from 1981, as well as the follow-up hits. Disc Two features songs from Bill's Rhythm Kings, the ten-piece band with revolving guest stars that he put together in the 90s after leaving the Rolling Stones, as well as tracks from Willie And The Poor Boys, Bill's 1985 all-star side-project. The guest stars include Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, Georgie Fame, Peter Frampton, Chris Rea, Gary Brooker, Andy Fairweather Low, Charlie Watts, Dr John, Joe Walsh, Van Morrison and many more. The booklet lists who plays what on every track, along with annotation by Tony Rounce.

The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)

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The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)

The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars - Blues Blues Blues (1999)
Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
Lowell Fulson, Johnnie Johnson, Taj Mahal, Ted Harvey, Carey Bell, Stephen Stills

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-83148-2 | Time: 00:55:53

Jimmy Rogers was very much a musician's musician – the kind of guitarist that earned accolades from contemporaries and successors alike – yet one who never wins a wide, mainstream audience. Blues Blues Blues was designed as the album that would find Rogers a larger audience, and as such, it has all the bells and whistles of a big-deal blues album. It has the classics ("Trouble No More," "Bright Lights, Big City," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Don't Start Me to Talkin'"), remakes of Rogers standards ("Ludella," "That's All Right"), cult covers (Muddy Waters' "Blow Wind Blow," which kicks off the album on just the right note) and an astounding number of guest appearances, including cameos from (get ready): Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, Lowell Fulson, Johnnie Johnson, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Ted Harvey, Carey Bell, Stephen Stills, and Jeff Healey.

Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis - Kooper Session: Super Session Vol. II (1969) Japanese Mini-LP Limited Edition 2003

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Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis - Kooper Session: Super Session Vol. II (1969) Japanese Mini-LP Limited Edition 2003

Al Kooper Introduces Shuggie Otis - Kooper Session: Super Session Vol. II (1969)
Japanese Mini-LP Limited Edition Reissue 2003

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | 00:41:02
Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Sony Records Int'l | # MHCP 13

Kooper Session is the second-in-line of the Super Session albums featuring singer-songwriter Al Kooper. Joining Kooper in the guitar slot is 15-year-old phenomenon Shuggie Otis, son of legendary rhythm and blues pioneer Johnny Otis. Divided into two halves, "The Songs" (a quartet of arranged gospel and rhythm and blues tracks) and "The Blues" (a trio of improvised blues tracks), the album, like Super Session before it, was quickly recorded and featured short, succinct tracks ("Double or Nothing", "One Room Country Shack") and fluid, drawn out jams highlighting the talents of the artists ("12:15 Slow Goonbash Blues", "Bury My Body").

Howlin' Wolf - Evil (2009) 2CD Set

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Howlin' Wolf - Evil (2009) 2CD Set

Howlin' Wolf - Evil (2009) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 524 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 213 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD300 | Time: 01:33:03

A comprehensive collection of Wolf's early years. The songs on this set dating from 1951-1958, sum up the first half of Wolf's recording career with Chess Records, a period when he sung mostly self-penned compositions. The lead track 'Smokestack Lightnin'' is probably the most covered, being recorded by the Animals and Yardbirds among others. All tracks have been digitally remastered for optimum sound quality.

Johnny Winter - A Rock N' Roll Collection [Recorded 1969-1977] (1994)

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Johnny Winter - A Rock N' Roll Collection [Recorded 1969-1977] (1994)

Johnny Winter - A Rock N' Roll Collection [Recorded 1969-1977] (1994)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 681 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 253 MB | Covers - 134 MB
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (C2K 46985)

A two-CD survey of Winter's recordings for Columbia between 1969 and 1979, the era of his greatest commercial success. This collects many of his most popular tracks, though it doesn't do much to argue a case for artistic diversity. Includes two otherwise unavailable songs: an alternate take of "30 Days," and a previously unreleased 1973 cover of Robert Johnson's "Come on in My Kitchen."

Jimmy D. Lane - Legacy (1998)

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Jimmy D. Lane - Legacy (1998)

Jimmy D. Lane - Legacy (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Analogue Productions Originals | # APO 2005 | 01:00:01

When your father was the late Chicago blues and Chess Records icon Jimmy Rogers (not to be confused with pioneering country singer Jimmie Rodgers), some would argue that you have a hell of a lot to live up to. But the question "How does Jimmy D. Lane compare to Jimmy Rogers?" is both unrealistic and unfair – it would be like expecting Ravi Coltrane to accomplish what John Coltrane accomplished, or expecting Hank Williams, Jr. to be another Hank Williams, Sr. Besides, Lane is a fine Chicago bluesman in his own right. With Rogers making a guest appearance on "One Room Country Shack" and Muddy Waters' "Another Mule Kicking in Your Stall," listeners get to hear father and son playing alongside one another. Rogers, who died on December 19, 1997, had only two months to live when this historically important album was made. But Legacy is not only noteworthy because it contains the last recording of Rogers; it's also noteworthy because of the rich singing and expressive guitar playing that Lane brings to Memphis Slim's "Four O'Clock in the Morning" and Howlin' Wolf's "Big House," as well as heartfelt originals like "In This Bed," "Clue Me," and "Pride." Lane is someone who really understands the blues, and that fact is impossible to miss on this excellent date.

Fleetwood Mac - 50 Years: Don't Stop (2018) {Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

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Fleetwood Mac - 50 Years: Don't Stop (2018) {Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

Fleetwood Mac - 50 Years: Don't Stop (2018) {Deluxe Edition, Remastered}
3CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,31 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 510 Mb
Full Scans | 03:06:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock / Pop Rock / Classic Rock / British Blues / Blues Rock
Warner Bros. Records #603497855636

Over the years, there have been a surplus of Fleetwood Mac compilations but prior to 2018's 50 Years: Don't Stop, very few have attempted to tell the band's story from beginning to end. There was only one, actually: 25 Years-The Chain, released two years into the Mac's uncertain post-Lindsey Buckingham era. Buckingham rejoined the band in 1997 but he was kicked out prior to the November '18 release of 50 Years: Don't Stop, his departure coloring the perception of the triple-disc compilation in the sense that Fleetwood Mac's story doesn't belong to him. 50 Years proves this through its chronological sequencing, which underscores the group's evolution from blues-rockers to album rock titans and, finally, to pop superstars (its accompanying single disc of highlights, in contrast, is deliberately front-loaded with hits, so it's not as instructive).

Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) Reissue 1995 [Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series]

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Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) Reissue 1995 [Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series]

Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans ~ 28 Mb
Label: Legacy/Columbia | # CK 66201 | Time: 00:40:07
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Vocal Jazz, Blues, Soul

Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington is the fifth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on February 18, 1964, by Columbia Records, The album is a tribute dedicated to the recently deceased singer Dinah Washington. The sessions were recorded in New York. A few tunes were cut with strings in order to bring out the essential ballad character of the songs (with the help of Bob Mersey's arranging); most of the tracks, though, were made with the assistance of a small and sympathetic accompanying group for which Mersey supplied minimal written guidance. Reissue by Legacy's Rhythm & Soul Series in 1995 included "Lee Cross". This song was recorded at the same time as the other tunes and is the only song not released on the original album. It was first released several years later on Take It Like You Give It and became one of Franklin's biggest hits on Columbia.

Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)

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Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)

Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb
Label: Polydor, Exile | # 589 661-2 | Time: 01:02:05 | Scans included
Blues, Rock, Celtic, Rhythm & Blues, Folk-Rock

Down the Road is the twenty-ninth studio album by Northern Irish singer Van Morrison. The album has a nostalgic tone, lyrically and musically, and its arrangements mix R&B and blues with country and folk, and with a few exceptions, like "Georgia on My Mind," the music is most often rooted in 1950s and early 1960s popular music.