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Blinddog Smokin' - High Steppin (2015)

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Blinddog Smokin' - High Steppin (2015)

Blinddog Smokin' - High Steppin (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 296 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Full Scans ~ 99 Mb | 00:39:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Silver Talon Records #STF-457

High Steppin' arrives on the heels of Blues Music Award and Grammy nominations for Blinddog Smokin' – nominations they received by collaborating with Bobby Rush on his 2014 album Decisions. High Steppin' provides the Southern California-based group an opportunity to showcase what they can do on their own, and this 2015 album does just that, illustrating that this is a thoroughly modern blues band. Blinddog Smokin' are by no means revivalists. By many measures, the band is proudly modern, spending as much time working a nasty funk groove as they do a blues shuffle, but what makes the band unique is how they blend a bit of post-Parliament sleaze with gritty juke joint blues.

VA - Greatest Ever Soft Rock (2020)

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VA - Greatest Ever Soft Rock (2020)

VA - Greatest Ever Soft Rock (2020)
FLAC tracks | 5:20:29 | 2 Gb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Greatest Ever

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful Greatest Ever Soft Rock singers like ZZ Top, Gerard McMann, Yes, Buffalo Springfield and many more!

Bernard Allison - Higher Power (2004) [Re-Up]

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Bernard Allison - Higher Power (2004) [Re-Up]

Bernard Allison - Higher Power (2004)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 413 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Ruf | # RUF 1101 | Time: 00:59:05

Bernard Allison got some valuable advice from his father, Luther, before the latter's death in 1997: "Don't be afraid to go outside of the blues," he said. "Don't let them label you like they did me." Bernard has obviously taken that advice to heart; his solo albums have been a rich mixture of rock, funk, blues, and R&B. Most of his recordings have been released in Europe, where he has made his home for a decade. The release of Higher Power comes a little while after his return to the States, and reflects a lifetime of both good times and bad. The album's most noticeable lyrical element is the recurring theme of recovery from addiction – "I've Learned My Lesson" (from which the album's explicitly AA-derived title is taken) and "New Life I'm In" are two of the most explicit blues-based odes to a 12-step program since Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Wall of Denial." On the funkier, less pious side are the soulful "Raggedy and Dirty" (charmingly, he pronounces that word "raggly") and the funky, vaguely misogynistic "Woman Named Trouble".

VA - Greatest Ever Car Songs (4CD, 2020)

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VA - Greatest Ever Car Songs (4CD, 2020)

VA - Greatest Ever Car Songs (4CD, 2020)
FLAC tracks | 5:03:49 | 2 Gb
Genre: Pop, Rock, R&B, Dance / Label: Greatest Ever

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful Greatest Ever Car Songs singers like Cher, Kylie Minogue, Sister Sledge and many more!

Too Slim And The Taildraggers - King Size Troublemakers (2000)

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Too Slim And The Taildraggers - King Size Troublemakers (2000)

Too Slim And The Taildraggers - King Size Troublemakers (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 433 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 176 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Burnside Records #BCD 0041-2

This is string-bending, guitar orientated, blues based rock & roll, with some hard-rocking northwestern attitude thrown in for spice. Too Slim keeps the pace from ever getting stagnant by changing it around all the time; he has arranged the songs well. He wrote all but 3 of the songs, and 2 of those 3 he co-wrote. He isn't going to win any prizes for his vocals, but they are more than adequate, and actually quite good on the rousing country stomper, Big Barn Boogie. There are no weak songs on this disc and for me the strongest song is the last cut Rosado. This is a laid back sleepy blues tune that puts me in mind of Santo and Johnny's Sleepwalk in the way it quietly and sinuously keeps pushing towards the finish.

Larry Garner - Once Upon the Blues (2000)

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Larry Garner - Once Upon the Blues (2000)

Larry Garner - Once Upon the Blues (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 365 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 54 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ruf Records (RUF 1044)

Folks in Europe were hip to Larry Garner long before most blues fans in the states. The Baton Rouge guitarist had already toured extensively overseas, with two British albums to his credit, before Verve issued his stunning domestic debut, You Need to Live a Little, in 1995. Rooted in the swamp blues tradition indigenous to his Baton Rouge environs, Garner brings a laudable contemporary sensibility and witty composing skills to his craft. Inspired by local swamp bluesmen Silas Hogan and Clarence Edwards, Garner learned how to play guitar from his uncle and a couple of gospel-playing elders. After completing his military service in Korea, he returned to Baton Rouge and embarked on a part-time musical career (he worked at a Dow chemical plant for almost two decades until his recent retirement)…

Tom Jones - Long Lost Suitcase (2015)

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Tom Jones - Long Lost Suitcase (2015)

Tom Jones - Long Lost Suitcase (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 295 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Seconds Out Productions / Virgin EMI Records #4753343
Pop Rock / Country / Folk / Blues / Blue-Eyed Soul

Tom Jones has always been better than the average music snob has been willing to acknowledge. Even when he was making his living as the greatest of all Las Vegas lounge lizards, he had craft, passion, and a desire to deliver for his audience that put his peers to shame. At the age of 75, he's not only singing with all the force, power, and authority he commanded in the '60s and '70s, but he's making the best and most ambitious recordings of his career. Long Lost Suitcase is Jones' third project with producer Ethan Johns, and like 2010's Praise & Blame and 2012's Spirit in the Room, it finds Jones digging into rootsy sounds that give him a chance to indulge his passion for blues, vintage gospel, and R&B.

VA - Greatest Ever 70s (4CD, 2020)

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VA - Greatest Ever 70s (4CD, 2020)

VA - Greatest Ever 70s (4CD, 2020)
FLAC tracks |4:45:38 | 1,8 Gb
Genre: 70s, Pop, Rock, Disco, Funk, Soul / Label: Greatest Ever

Four CD set. 2020 compilation containing 80 tracks. Includes original recordings by Carly Simon, KC & The Sunshine Band, Hot Chocolate, Sister Sledge, The Real Thing, Chic, Wizzard, Sweet, Mud, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Rose Royce, Foreigner, Dr Feelgood, Arrows, Althea & Donna, Desmond Dekker, Bob & Marcia, Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot, Olivia Newton-John, Damned, Sham 69, The Stranglers and many others.

Savoy Brown - Strange Dreams (2003) [Re-Up]

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Savoy Brown - Strange Dreams (2003) [Re-Up]

Savoy Brown - Strange Dreams (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 95 Mb
Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD5082 | Time: 00:45:54

Except for founding leader/guitarist Kim Simmonds, this long-lived band's 2003 lineup bears no resemblance to the original British group formed in 1966. Still, Savoy Brown deserves credit simply for recording a respectable, even high-quality blues album over 35 years into its existence. Hot off a terrific solo acoustic release, 2001's Blues Like Midnight, a reinvigorated Simmonds signed with high-profile indie Blind Pig and churned out a classy set of smooth yet compelling electric blues. Not as soul-based as in the past, strains of funk ("(Hard Time) Believing in You"), R&B ("Can't Take It With You"), and rock ("When It Rains") help push the group beyond its lackluster and obscure efforts from the past decade. Savoy Brown was least successful when its muscular, amped-up boogie was forced and stilted; yet here the sound is warm and organic.

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band (1995)

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Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band (1995)

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band - Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb
Label: Evidence | # ECD 26073-2 | Time: 00:51:16 | Scans included
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Jazz-Blues

The U.S. release of Melvin Taylor's two early-'80s LPs by Evidence a decade later was a shock introduction to a blues guitarist who seemingly blazed out of nowhere – outside of Rosa's Lounge in Chicago, that is. "Blazed" is the right word, too, because Taylor is a total maximalist who unleashes torrents of notes to fill up every space. But he's so convincing a player that the concept of "blues guitar hero" might get a good name again, even with fans dead-tired of excess who never thought they'd think things like, "Man, can Melvin Taylor play the ever-loving (add the expletive superlative of your choice) out of the guitar" again. Taylor's first real-time release, Melvin Taylor & the Slack Band, is a pretty straightforward affair – basic trio with minimal overdubs, servicable vocals in an Albert King mode, and a mix of originals and very classic covers. The opening "Texas Flood" lets him rip on a slow blues, constantly changing up his playing with wah-wah blitzes as the real ace in his sonic hole.

Jeff Healey - Holding On: A Heal My Soul Companion (2016) [Re-Up]

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Jeff Healey - Holding On: A Heal My Soul Companion (2016) [Re-Up]

Jeff Healey - Holding On: A Heal My Soul Companion (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 547 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Guitar Virtuoso | Label: Provogue | # PRD 7517-2 | 01:15:36

Billed as a "companion" to the 2016 posthumous collection Heal My Soul, Holding On combines a full live concert from 1999 with five additional studio outtakes. According to Roger Costa, the compilation's producer, these five songs were left off of Heal My Soul "primarily because they didn't quite fit into the flow" and "they were too good not to share." They had been shared once before, on a limited-edition vinyl called Heal My Soul: Bonus Sessions, but the digital release is welcome because they're solid songs, highlighted by the charging "Love Takes Time," the hooky "Every Other Guy," and "All That I Believe," which feels a bit like a conscious re-write of Hootie & the Blowfish. All are nice additions to the Healey catalog and the concert is solid, too – perhaps a little too pristine and polished, but still worthy for Healey heads.

Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)

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Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)

Jonny Lang - Wander This World (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
Label: A&M Records | # 31454 0984 2 | Time: 00:52:53
Blues-Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues

When reviewers heard teen-aged Jonny Lang's debut album of 1997, Lie to Me, many of them commented on how mature the blues singer/guitarist sounded for his age. Similarly, Lang's second album, Wander This World, often sounds like it could have been the work of a man of 30. With David Z. (known for his work with Prince) producing, the Midwesterner delivers an exciting sophomore effort that has as much to do with soul, funk, and rock as it does with actual blues. Far from a purist, Lang takes an approach that is best described as Albert Collins, B.B. King, and Luther Allison by way of Otis Redding, Stax Records, and Eric Clapton. While "Angel of Mercy" and the moody "Cherry Red Wine" demonstrate his mastery of the 12-bar format, most of the other selections aren't actual 12-bar blues, but rather Southern-style soul, funk, or rock with a wealth of blues feeling. Lovers of 1960s Memphis soul should appreciate "Walking Away" and "Second Guessing," while "The Levee" and "Still Rainin'" have more of a rock orientation.

VA - Negro Work Songs And Calls (1977) {1999 Rounder}

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VA - Negro Work Songs And Calls (1977) {1999 Rounder}

VA - Negro Work Songs And Calls (1977) {1999 Rounder}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 133 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 102 mb
Genre: folk, blues

Negro Work Songs And Calls is a 1977 collection of songs a negro man used to sing while on the job, either to himself or to one another to make sure the job gets done but to clear their sanity from the power of the property overseer. A part of The Library Of Congress Archive Of Folk Culture, this was reissued in 1999 by Rounder.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) {Reissue} Re-Up

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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) {Reissue} Re-Up

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 310 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Epic #EPC 460951 2

Texas Flood is the first studio album by the American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, released on June 13, 1983 by Epic Records. The album was named after a cover featured on the album "Texas Flood", recorded by blues singer Larry Davis in 1958. Produced by the band and recording engineer Richard Mullen, it was recorded in only three days at Jackson Browne's personal recording studio in Los Angeles. Vaughan wrote six of the ten tracks on Texas Flood. The album peaked at #38 on the Billboard 200 chart immediately after its release. It went platinum in Canada and double-platinum in the United States.

Walter Trout Band - Tellin' Stories (1994)

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Walter Trout Band - Tellin' Stories (1994)

Walter Trout Band - Tellin' Stories (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 478 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 180 Mb
Full Scans ~ 117 Mb | 01:14:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Silvertone Records #74321 19354 2

New Jersey-born blues-rocker Walter Trout spent decades as an ace sideman, playing guitar behind the likes of John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, and Joe Tex. In 1981, he was also tapped to replace the late Bob Hite in Canned Heat, remaining with the venerable group through the middle of the decade. While filling in one night for an ailing John Mayall, Trout (also a Bluesbreaker for some five years) was spotted by a Danish concert promoter who agreed to finance a solo tour. Assembling his own backing band, he released his debut LP in 1990, Life in the Jungle, trailed a year later by Prisoner of a Dream. Albums including 1992's Live (No More Fish Jokes), 1994's Tellin' Stories, and 1997's Positively Beale Street followed.