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Todd Sharpville - Medication Time (2022)

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Todd Sharpville - Medication Time (2022)

Todd Sharpville - Medication Time (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 415 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 145 Mb | 01:03:06
Blues | Label: Dixiefrog

"Medication Time" explores a period of his life 16 years ago, where the stress of a child contact battle during a messy breakup resulted in a total breakdown and a 2 month stay in a mental hospital in West Wales. "I wasn't emotionally prepared for the sudden separation from my children that came with the divorce. Up until then I was somewhat of a control freak, so the realisation that control is but an illusion never really dawned on me until I found myself floored by reactive depression, suicidal, & sectioned within a state- run facility. Men rarely discuss these kind of emotions with one another, so they can often surprise the hell out of us and prove to be too overwhelming to cope with. Being a musician, I was lucky that I was able to fit the practicalities of my working life around my predicament. I also have some amazing friends. I managed to get back on my feet. Many people don't have these luxuries. Many fall by the wayside and never get back up again."

Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (1973) Reissue 2002

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Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (1973) Reissue 2002

Tony Joe White - Homemade Ice Cream (1973) Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26923-2 | Time: 00:36:48
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Country, Rock & Roll, Soul, Swamp Rock, Blues Rock

Going back and listening again to Tony Joe White's prodigious output from his early years, one is amazed at the depth of his talent as a guitarist, a singer and as a songwriter. After a series of albums that explored his love of deep Southern Blues, TJW took a warmer, more acoustic turn with Home Made Icecream. A lot of this is the back porch music he clearly loves - and here he is surrounded by fine session men who, if I recall from my old vinyl copy, include a drummer who wouldn't play until he'd read the lyrics…which as Tony Joe noted: "Is all right by me." The album flows beautifully, kicking off with a little rocker - Saturday Night in Oak Grove Louisiana (Tony Joe always had a thing about vehicles - little details like fender skirts - and here its the fibreglass mufflers on his pickup truck) and featuring among other things a gorgeous, lightly picked acoustic guitar and harp instrumental: the title track of the album. There's a ballad - Ol Mother Earth - but the standout is the last track which blows in like a cold breeze off a lake. "Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You" is among his best ever examples of songwriting, singing and guitar playing.

Jimmy Rogers - Feelin' Good (1994)

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Jimmy Rogers - Feelin' Good (1994)

Jimmy Rogers - Feelin' Good (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5018 | Time: 00:39:44

This Blind Pig CD reissues material from 1983-84. The legendary veteran Jimmy Rogers (taking most of the vocals and occasional guitar solos) is heard teamed up with the talented harmonica player Rod Piazza and his jumping group. The results are consistently exciting. Piazza's harmonica serves as a perfect foil to Rogers' voice, and the impressive backup band (which also features Honey Piazza on piano) clearly enjoys jamming on the basic blues changes. The many strong solos and the superior material make this an easily recommended set.

Victor Wainwright - Victor Wainwright and the Train (2018)

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Victor Wainwright - Victor Wainwright and the Train (2018)

Victor Wainwright - Victor Wainwright and the Train (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 389 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 Mb | 01:01:45
Modern Electric Blues | Label: Ruf Records

It had to be a train. The name of Victor Wainwright's new band - and the sleeve image of their debut album - is also the most fitting of metaphors. In music folklore, the train might have associations with the freight-hopping bluesmen of yore, but with this restless boogie-woogie innovator stoking the furnace, this project is a charging locomotive - surging forward, crashing through boundaries of genre, sweeping up fresh sounds and clattering headlong past the doubters. At a sweet-spot in his career, where most established stars would rest on their laurels, Victor Wainwright & The Train instead rips up all that has gone before. These twelve tracks are originals in every sense, written by Wainwright, pricking up ears in a sterile music industry and stretching the concept of roots in bold directions. The result is an album that walks a tightrope between scholarly respect and anarchic irreverence. On this white-knuckle ride, only The Train could keep the material on the tracks. "I ended up with a hit-squad of downright amazing musicians," he reflects, "that shared my curiosity for all corners of the roots genre. We wanted to capture how we feel performing, right smack-dab on this record, and I believe we've done that. Now I just try to keep up…"

VA - Dangerous Curves: The Art of the Guitar (2000)

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VA - Dangerous Curves: The Art of the Guitar (2000)

VA - Dangerous Curves: The Art of the Guitar (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 292 MB
00:56:40 | Rock, Blues, Folk | Label: Museum Music - MM110

Commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a compendium to the exhibition of the same name, DANGEROUS CURVES: THE ART OF THE GUITAR is an unparalleled music collection that celebrates the power and diversity of guitar music. Each performer showcased is a master of the guitar, and each tune selected reveals how the guitar has come to dominate the modern music culture. Includes performances by Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wes Montgomery, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix and more.

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 199 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 76 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.21 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.12 Gb
Phillips PHS 600-264 | Psychedelic Blues-Rock

Rock & roll had grown louder and wilder by leaps and bounds during the '60s, but when Blue Cheer emerged from San Francisco onto the national rock scene in 1968 with their debut album, Vincebus Eruptum, they crossed a line which most musicians and fans hadn't even thought to draw yet. Vincebus Eruptum sounds monolithically loud and primal today, but it must have seemed like some sort of frontal assault upon first release; Blue Cheer are often cited as the first genuine heavy metal band, but that in itself doesn't quite sum up the true impact of this music, which even at a low volume sounds crushingly forceful…

Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)

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Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)

Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues | Label: Hi Hat | # HH 015CD | Time: 00:43:15

Willie Dixon is one of the fathers of modern American blues, and had a profound influence on Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and countless others. This superb 1984 performance was recorded for FM radio broadcast at a tiny club at 7644 North Sheridan Road on Chicago's north side, and captures the great man in fine form performing a selection of self-penned classics. The complete broadcast is presented here in digitally remastered sound with background notes and images.

Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)

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Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)

Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 421 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 188 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative R&B / Contemporary Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Rock
Warner Bros. Records #550131-2

The original line on Gary Clark, Jr. was that the young Texas guitarist was supposed to be the future of the blues, having been mentored by Jimmie Vaughan and Eric Clapton, but as his star rises, Clark has made it increasingly clear that his creative ambitions run a lot deeper than being the next hotshot guitar slinger. On his major-label debut, 2012's Blak and Blu, Clark demonstrated he isn't interested in following the path of blues traditionalists, and while there's plenty of great guitar work on 2015's The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, this is by no means a conventional blues album. Rather, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim is a thoughtful and passionate amalgam of African-American music past and present, and the blues is one of many crucial ingredients in the formula along with R&B, soul, rock & roll, funk, gospel, and hip-hop (the cyclical drum and guitar patterns that dominate many tracks demonstrate in themselves that the aural dividing line between blues and hip-hop isn't as wide as some like to imagine).

Johnny "Big Moose" Walker - Blue Love (1984) [Reissue 1996]

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Johnny "Big Moose" Walker - Blue Love (1984) [Reissue 1996]

Johnny "Big Moose" Walker - Blue Love (1984) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 214 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 114 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Evidence Music (ECD 26082-2)

Evidence's 1996 reissue of the 1984 Johnny "Big Moose" Walker album Blue Love is adorned with five bonus tracks, all added to the beginning of the album. Fortunately, this does not change the essential character of this sublime, low-key set, since all 11 tracks cut during this session consist of Walker alone at the piano, idiosyncratically playing a wide variety of originals, standards, and Ray Charles tunes. Although this all sounds of a piece - that is, terrific late-night blues - it's not same-y, since Walker keeps shifting his phrasing and playing, not just from song to song but within the songs themselves. As such, it sounds as if he's playing in the same room with you - a wonderful, intimate feeling that makes this a latter-day gem from this fine pianist and singer.

Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (2009)

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Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (2009)

Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 443 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD4931

You might think that Castro's first album recorded for mighty blues indie Alligator – and twelfth overall – would mark a departure for this longtime rocking soulman. Despite a fuller sound, fleshed out with Lenny Castro's percussion and boosted by an ever-present horn section led by longtime cohort Keith Crossan, this is another typically solid effort from the singer/guitarist. Perhaps it's unfair to expect that Castro would somehow break free of, expand, or alter the blue-collar persona he has cultivated over his solo career as he shifts to a higher-profile label affiliation. Veteran producer/musician John Porter returns to join Castro's strong, husky vocals – a cross between Delbert McClinton, James Brown, and Bob Seger – to a rather slick, radio-friendly approach that buffs off the frontman's natural grit, arguably overly so.

Fantastic Negrito - White Jesus Black Problems (2022)

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Fantastic Negrito - White Jesus Black Problems (2022)

Fantastic Negrito - White Jesus Black Problems (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:41:03 | 272 Mb
Blues, Blues Rock, Soul | Label: Storefront Records

Fantastic Negrito’s upcoming album and short film White Jesus Black Problems was inspired by a search into his ancestry where he found that his 7th generation grandmother was a Scottish indentured servant who entered into a common law marriage with an African American enslaved man, his 7th generation grandfather, in open defiance of the racist laws of 1750’s colonial Virginia. Their love story is a healing testament to standing up against inhumane and brutal systems with love as your only weapon. Their perseverance is a lesson in today’s polarized society on the virtues of constant struggle in the face of ignorance, fear, and violence, which is still present in the contemporary embodiments of white supremacy, bigotry, and hatred. It's important to tell the story of how those who suffered much greater indignities and violence than we do in contemporary times were nonetheless able to preserve their humanity through human connection and the determination to love. If they can do it in 1759, we can do it 2022.

Alvin Lee - Detroit Diesel (1986) {1992, Reissue}

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Alvin Lee - Detroit Diesel (1986) {1992, Reissue}

Alvin Lee - Detroit Diesel (1986) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 278 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, British Blues | Castle Communications #CSC 7049

Detroit Diesel portrays Alvin Lee in more mature and relaxed mood. This collection of 10 tracks includes cuts that range from Blues romps to funky jams. His astonishing technique is still well displayed, but the material gives him a chance to stretch out and groove in a style closer to the Rolling Stones than Ten Years After. An all-star collection of old mates - such as Jon Lord, Joe Brown and George Harrison - make guest appearances, but the heavy duty backing work is carried out by Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Steve Gould (guitar), the late Boz Burrell (bass) and Bryson Graham (drums), who cook up a smokin' rhythm section.

Coco Montoya - The Essential Coco Montoya (2009)

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Coco Montoya - The Essential Coco Montoya (2009)

Coco Montoya - The Essential Coco Montoya (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 446 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 179 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 8010

Santa Monica-born guitarist Coco Montoya has been a member of Albert Collins' Icebreakers (as a drummer), and was the first lead guitarist in John Mayall's re-formed Bluesbreakers in 1985. He is, of course, best known as a solo artist with six recordings cut between 1995 and 2007. The reason for the long breaks between albums is simple: endless touring; it's the way a bluesman really makes his money. Blind Pig Records was the first label Montoya recorded on as a solo artist, and he cut three albums for the imprint – Gotta Mind to Travel, Ya Think I'd Know Better, and the incredible Just Let Go. As such, The Essential Coco Montoya, compiles the essential tracks from his Blind Pig stint.

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.

Papa George Lightfoot - Goin' Back To The Natchez Trace (1969) [Reissue 1994]

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Papa George Lightfoot - Goin' Back To The Natchez Trace (1969) [Reissue 1994]

Papa George Lightfoot - Goin' Back To The Natchez Trace (1969) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ace (CDCHD 548)

Until producer Steve LaVere redicovered him in 1969, harp giant Papa Lightfoot was revered for a mere handful of '50s sides. This album for Vault served as his comeback announcement, a gloriously down-in-the-alley affair cut at then-fledgling Malaco studios in Jackson, MS. Six bonus tracks, including three minutes of spoken monologue, have been added to CD reissue, enhancing an already fine album.