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Champion Jack Dupree - Walkin' The Road [Recorded 1977-1983] (1992)

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Champion Jack Dupree - Walkin' The Road [Recorded 1977-1983] (1992)

Champion Jack Dupree - Walkin' The Road [Recorded 1977-1983] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Blues, New Orleans Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EPM/Blues Collection (157712)

The repertoire of this January 1977 Paris session consists entirely of Dupree originals. Typical of his cheeky humour and bubbling good spirits (Hamhock And Lima Beans, Let Me In I'm Drunk, Phone Call), it nevertheless reveals the natural sadness of the blues, never far from the surface in any of his work (Who Do You Love?, Let's Try Over Again). Indeed, Jack's personal life weighed more heavily in his songs than, because of the fun aspect, is generally realised. At this time, just recently divorced and separated from his young children, he was a lonely man, and destined to remain so.
We have rounded out the present CD with five titles from a 1983 session on which Champion Jack Dupree is accompanied by singer Brenda Bell and guitarist Louisiana Red.

Champion Jack Dupree - New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie [Recorded 1940-1941] (1993)

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Champion Jack Dupree - New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie [Recorded 1940-1941] (1993)

Champion Jack Dupree - New Orleans Barrelhouse Boogie [Recorded 1940-1941] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 193 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Blues, New Orleans Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (CK 52834)

The New Orleans barrelhouse boogie piano specialist's earliest sides for OKeh, dating from 1940-1941 and in a few cases sporting some fairly groundbreaking electric guitar runs by Jesse Ellery. Dupree rocks the house like it's a decade later on two takes of "Cabbage Greens" and "Dupree Shake Dance," while his drug-oriented "Junker Blues" was later cleaned up a bit by a chubby newcomer named Fats Domino for his debut hit 78 "The Fat Man."

Champion Jack Dupree - Forever And Ever (1991)

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Champion Jack Dupree - Forever And Ever (1991)

Champion Jack Dupree - Forever And Ever (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Blues, New Orleans Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rounder Records/Bullseye Blues (CD BB 9512)

Musician, boxer, painter, and poet, Champion Jack was the renaissance man of the blues. He spent the last 30 years of his life living in Europe, but returned to his New Orleans birthplace for some of the early '90s Jazz and Heritage Festivals. In 1991 he stayed stateside long enough to record his second Bullseye Blues album and play a few select U.S. dates before returning to Europe for an exhibition of his paintings in a Swedish art gallery. This batch of Champion Jack originals includes "Yella Pocahontas," the name of the tribe he ran with in New Orleans in the old days (Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias sings and plays tambourine on this one), and features backing from his longtime guitarist Kenn Lending, slide player John Mooney, New Orleans bassist Walter Payton, Jr. and others.

Champion Jack Dupree - Back Home In New Orleans (1990)

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Champion Jack Dupree - Back Home In New Orleans (1990)

Champion Jack Dupree - Back Home In New Orleans (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 227 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Blues, New Orleans Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rounder Records/Bullseye Blues (CD BB 9502)

By far the best of Dupree's three albums for Bullseye Blues, this collection was cut during the pianist's first trip home to the Crescent City in 36 long years. With his longtime accompanist Kenn Lending on guitar, Dupree sounds happy to be back in his old stomping grounds throughout the atmospheric set.

Dr. John - Afterglow (1996)

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Dr. John - Afterglow (1996)

Dr. John - Afterglow (1996)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Piano Blues, Jazz, New Orleans R&B | Label: GRP/Jazz Heritage | # 514240W | 00:45:32

Unlike his In a Sentimental Mood, which swung wildly from Tin Pan Alley standards to supper-club blues, Afterglow is mostly interested in recapturing the late '40s and early '50s, when jazz, blues, and pop intersected with sophisticated ease. The choice of material is impeccable–songs made popular by Nat "King" Cole, Louis Jordan, and Duke Ellington–and the playing is superb throughout. However, "Ain't I Been Good to You," "Just a Lucky So and So," and a stark read of "I'm Confessin'" are particularly effective. And on his original, "I Still Believe in You," Dr. John proves just how influenced he is by West Coast blues legend Charles Brown, who once recorded at Cosimo Matassa's studio where the future Night Tripper got his start.

VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set

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VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set

VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set
Featuring: T-Bone Walker, Guitar Slim, Smiley Lewis, Boo Breeding, Pee Wee Crayton

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 685 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 585 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
New Orleans Blues, New Orleans R&B | Label: JSP | # JSP7773 | Time: 04:15:37

JSP's New Orleans Guitar compiles four CDs of performances by Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, and T-Bone Walker. It's hard to go wrong with these 102 recordings cut between 1947 and 1955. The tracks have been remastered, making the majority of this material sound great. Unlike other packages of this type, the liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and a concise history without going on ad nauseam. As an extra bonus this is a budget-priced set, making it highly recommended, especially for the blues novice.

Sonny Landreth - South of I-10 (1995) [Re-Up]

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Sonny Landreth - South of I-10 (1995) [Re-Up]

Sonny Landreth - South of I-10 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 154 Mb
Label: Zoo Entertainment/Volcano | # 61422-31070-2 | Time: 00:48:02
Modern Electric Blues, New Orleans Blues, Slide Guitar

Sonny Landreth's screaming slide guitar plows right into you and carries you along on its feral journey. This CD opens going for your guts and never quits, though at times its touch is more caressing than careening, as in "Cajun Waltz." This CD got a lot of airplay yet never got tiresome, the true test of good music. A wide variety of slide guitar styles, backed by an extremely tight rhythm section and various other New Orleans musicians adds to the pleasure of the album. This music combines the best of zydeco, New Orleans R&B, Cajun, and rock & roll into one mood-elevating experience. Listen to "Mojo Boogie" next to "C'est Chaud," then go on to "Shootin' for the Moon"; there is no letdown, but there is great variety. A must-buy.

Snooks Eaglin - Country Boy Down In New Orleans (1991)

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Snooks Eaglin - Country Boy Down In New Orleans (1991)

Snooks Eaglin - Country Boy In New Orleans (1991)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 298 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: New Orleans Blues, Acoustic Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Arhoolie (CD 348)

Country Boy Down in New Orleans collects 23 tracks Snooks Eaglin recorded in the '50s. During this time, he was a street musician, playing with just one guitar or as a one-man band. On these tracks, he is accompanied by a couple of washboard players and a harpist. As expected, the sound is stripped-down, but it is exciting. Eaglin's early repertoire included a broad variety of blues, folk, and gospel songs and all of these genres are covered thoroughly on this delightful single disc. It may not be the ripping electric blues of his best-known records, but it is just as enjoyable.

James Booker - The Lost Paramount Tapes (1995)

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James Booker - The Lost Paramount Tapes (1995)

James Booker - The Lost Paramount Tapes (1995)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Label: DJM Records | # DJM-CD 10010 | Time: 00:45:04
New Orleans Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues

This is a disc made by one of the best piano players to come out of New Orleans, James Booker, playing with an all-star band of New Orleans musicians, most of whom Booker befriended during his days with Dr. John. The music sparkles, all the more amazing because it was recorded live in the L.A. area with no overdubs in 1973, and is just being released in 1995 because it was lost for 20 years. This disc hits a groove and does not quit, shifting from straight-ahead blues to an R&B beat, drifting into some complex Caribbean rhythms, moving off into some jazz riffs, but all the time maintaining the original blues feel it started with. All the players get to shine, but it is definitely James Booker's disc.

Champion Jack Dupree - Blues For Everybody [Recorded 1951-1955] (1990)

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Champion Jack Dupree - Blues For Everybody [Recorded 1951-1955] (1990)

Champion Jack Dupree - Blues For Everybody [Recorded 1951-1955] (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 161 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Piano Blues, New Orleans Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: King Records (KCD 6014)

Although Dupree seldom paused at any one label for very long, the piano pounder did hang around at Cincinnati-based King Records from 1951 to 1955 - long enough to wax the 20 sides comprising this set and a few more that regrettably aren't aboard. By this time, Dupree was a seasoned R&B artist, storming through "Let the Doorbell Ring" and "Mail Order Woman" and emphasizing his speech impediment on "Harelip Blues" (one of those not-for-the-politically correct numbers). Most of these tracks were done in New York; sidemen include guitarist Mickey Baker and saxist Willis Jackson.

Champion Jack Dupree - From New Orleans To Chicago (1966) & Champion Jack Dupree And His Blues Band (1967) [2CD Reissue 2004]

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Champion Jack Dupree - From New Orleans To Chicago (1966) & Champion Jack Dupree And His Blues Band (1967) [2CD Reissue 2004]

Champion Jack Dupree - From New Orleans To Chicago (1966) & Champion Jack Dupree And His Blues Band (1967) [2CD Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 476 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 220 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Piano Blues, Chicago Blues, New Orleans Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BGO Records (BGOCD649)

Like many black American blues and R&B artists, New Orleans singer and pianist Champion Jack Dupree found more respect and recognition in Europe than he did in his homeland, and he relocated to Europe in 1959, only rarely returning to the U.S. He cut several albums there, including the two included in this double-disc set from Beat Goes On, From New Orleans to Chicago, recorded in London in 1966, and Champion Jack Dupree and His Blues Band, tracked in the same city a year later (both were originally released on London Decca). Of the two, the latter release is the stronger (thanks in no small part to guitarist Mickey Baker), although From New Orleans is probably better known, mainly for the presence of Eric Clapton and John Mayall at the sessions…

The Goodmen Band - Dancing Shoes (2011)

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The Goodmen Band - Dancing Shoes (2011)

The Goodmen Band - Dancing Shoes (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 467 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Orlean Blues, Funky-Blues, Soul-Blues | PMG #PMGCD11

The Goodmen Band with Mike Goudreau; vocalist/guitarist and composer, well known as the leader of The Boppin Blues Band and having produced 11 Jazz & Blues albums since 1993. Organist Lorrie Goodman who produced 3 Jazz albums with ''The Organization'' and drummer Stephane Jette who's worked with many Montreal Blues artists. This trio is a throwback to a concept that was very popular in the late fifties, sixties and seventies: ''The Organ Trio''. Their new CD ''Dancing Shoes'' presents 15 new songs featuring 14 original compositions co-written by Goodman and Goudreau, a great mix of Funky, swing, southern soul, New Orleans blues that features organ, guitar and vocals inspired by Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Smith, The Meters, Albert King, Allman Brothers…

The Blues Masters Featuring "Big Al" Carson - 3 Phat Catz And 1 Skinny Dogg (2010)

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The Blues Masters Featuring "Big Al" Carson - 3 Phat Catz And 1 Skinny Dogg (2010)

The Blues Masters Featuring "Big Al" Carson - 3 Phat Catz And 1 Skinny Dogg (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 502 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 189 Mb
Full Scans | 01:15:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Orleans Blues, Funk | Rabadash Records #RAB-035

Funky tight New Orleans Blues. This band plays live 5 nights a week and this music has simmered to a to an incredible stew that isn't usually captured on CD.

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]

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Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.41 Gb | Time: 10:11:29
DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 kbps/2.0 @ 192 kbps/DTS 5.1 | 01:11:27 | 6.1 Gb
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock | Label: EarBooks/Jazzee Blue/Edel | Scans ~ 256 Mb

130-track CD/DVD set comprising of 11 CD albums each with it's own distinct musical style which showcases his passion for the guitar, plus a DVD for the 'Stony Road' album. Having created the cover of Stony Road and interpreted the cover of The Blue Juke Box the close relationship between Chris Rea's music and his painting was defined. This relationship was clearly leading in one direction, a ground-breaking idea to link the two driving forces in his life. The idea of Blue Guitars was born. Eleven albums from Chris Rea in one book pack, 130 brand new Chris Rea songs inspired by the blues ranging globally across all his own interpretations of this musical form, songs that Chris believes are some of his best to date.

James Booker - Classified (1982) Remixed And Expanded 2013

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James Booker - Classified (1982) Remixed And Expanded 2013

James Booker - Classified (1982) Remixed And Expanded 2013
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 408 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Label: Rounder Records | # 11661-9175-2 | Time: 01:13:02
New Orleans Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues

One of the great blues albums of the early '80s, Classified captures the legendary New Orleans pianist James Booker not long before his premature death at the age of 43 on November 8, 1983. Recorded in a series of sometimes problematic sessions in 1982 – producer Scott Billington details them in his terrific liner notes on the 2013 reissue of the record, which is remixed and expanded – Classified appeared just a few months before Booker's death, so it's hard not to read it as something of a final statement.