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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.

Booker T. Laury - Nothin' But The Blues (1994)

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Booker T. Laury - Nothin' But The Blues (1994)

Booker T. Laury - Nothin' But The Blues (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 214 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 117 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bullseye Blues/Munich Records/Network (NETCD 9542)

A veteran of the old Beale Street scene and once a partner of the legendary Memphis Slim, Laury never got his shot at fame and fortune, or even the opportunity to cut a record. Now, approaching his 80th birthday, Laury finally made his debut and shows on this rollicking, highly delightful CD that his boisterous voice and piano skills remain in good shape. Every number is an original, as Laury opens the session with some uncensored remembrances about old Southern sanitary habits. From there, you get terse, spirited singing, powerful left and right hand piano lines, and a percussive, pounding attack that features octave-jumping forays and furious phrasing. One record can't correct a lifetime of being unfairly overlooked, but it can go a long way.

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.

Adele - 25 (2015) {Target Exclusive Edition}

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Adele - 25 (2015) {Target Exclusive Edition}

Adele - 25 (2015) {Target Exclusive Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 385 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Covers Included | 01:00:14 | RAR 5% Recovery
Adult Alternative Pop / Neo Soul / Piano Blues / Singer-Songwriter
XL Recordings / Columbia #88875176782

25 is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele, released on 20 November 2015 by XL Recordings and Columbia Records. The album is titled as a reflection of her life and frame of mind at 25 years old and is termed a "make-up record". Its lyrical content features themes of Adele "yearning for her old self, her nostalgia", and "melancholia about the passage of time" according to an interview with the singer by Rolling Stone, as well as themes of motherhood and regret. In contrast to Adele's previous works, the production of 25 incorporated the use of electronic elements and creative rhythmic patterns, with elements of 1980s R&B and organs. Like when recording 21, Adele worked with producer and songwriter Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder, along with new collaborations with Max Martin and Shellback, Greg Kurstin, Danger Mouse, the Smeezingtons, Samuel Dixon, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Adele - 25 (2015)

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Adele - 25 (2015)

Adele - 25 (2015)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 315 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Covers Included | 00:48:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Adult Alternative Pop / Neo Soul / Piano Blues / Singer-Songwriter
XL Recordings #XLCD740

25 is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele, released on 20 November 2015 by XL Recordings and Columbia Records. The album is titled as a reflection of her life and frame of mind at 25 years old and is termed a "make-up record". Its lyrical content features themes of Adele "yearning for her old self, her nostalgia", and "melancholia about the passage of time" according to an interview with the singer by Rolling Stone, as well as themes of motherhood and regret. In contrast to Adele's previous works, the production of 25 incorporated the use of electronic elements and creative rhythmic patterns, with elements of 1980s R&B and organs. Like when recording 21, Adele worked with producer and songwriter Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder, along with new collaborations with Max Martin and Shellback, Greg Kurstin, Danger Mouse, the Smeezingtons, Samuel Dixon, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Fats Domino - The Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits the Way You Originally Heard Them (2002)

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Fats Domino - The Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits the Way You Originally Heard Them (2002)

Fats Domino - The Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Scans included
Label: Capitol/Imperial | # 72435-37600-2-1 | 00:44:39
Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Piano Blues

Released in conjunction in 2002 with the four-disc box set Walking to New Orleans, as well as three other titles in EMI/Capitol's Crescent City Soul series, The Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits the Way You Originally Heard Them becomes the definitive single-disc Fats collection on the market nearly by default – it's remastered, it's the one in print, and it has a flawless selection of songs. It's not markedly better than, say, the '90s' definitive Fats compilation, My Blue Heaven, since it has essentially the same track selection and even if the tapes were restored to their originally running speed, the difference is not enough for most ears to notice, but it's still a great collection of some of the greatest music of its time, and it summarizes Domino's peaks excellently. So, if you don't already have a Fats Domino collection, this surely is the one to get.

Otis Spann - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2006) 2CDs

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Otis Spann - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2006) 2CDs

Otis Spann - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 770 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 310 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia/Blue Horizon | # 82876822902 | Time: 02:12:01
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Piano Blues

Two CD collection featuring Spann's recordings for the Blue Horizon label. Pianist Spann was an integral member of Muddy Waters' band throughout the '50s and '60s, and these recordings on his own were cut for the British blues label towards the end of the '60s. 28 tracks total, including previously unreleased recordings, alternate takes and false starts. Also features the original versions of 'Can't Do Me No Good', 'Bloody Murder', 'Someday Soon Baby' and 'Hungry Country Girl'.

Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2008)

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Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2008)

Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Blue Horizon/Columbia | # 88697192172 | 01:18:35

Combining sessions that blues pianist Sunnyland Slim and blues guitarist Johnny Shines recorded separately on the same day in Chicago in 1968 for the Blue Horizon imprint, this interesting little set shows two blues veterans doing what it was they did, which was, in part, to push and pull the Delta blues one small step closer to being in the modern urban world. The Slim sides, several of which are new to digital disc, are a bit more interesting than the Shines sides, but only by degree. Slim's songs can appear on the surface to be tossed-off exercises in the usual blues clichés, but they were actually carefully written, while Shines worked similar territory, giving old blues figures a slightly ironic twist. Since both played at one time or another with Robert Johnson, and both straddle the old and new worlds of the blues as it transfigured into an electric and urban form, it makes perfect sense to stick these two sessions together in one package.

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.

Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)

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Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)

Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 167 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb
Label: Sagebrush | # SB-CD-101 | Time: 00:48:39 | Scans included
Genre: Piano Blues, Chicago Blues, Boogie-Woogie

In 2001, legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins was edging up on 88 years of age when he played the concert date in Chicago documented on this album. Perkins sounds plenty spry here, but this certainly doesn't capture the great man at his best; Perkins was a pioneer of the boogie-woogie style and was a longtime member of Muddy Waters' band, but most of On the 88's: Live in Chicago is devoted to easygoing midtempo numbers that sound a bit timid compared to what he played in his prime. Perkins shows he still had a great touch on this recording, and his timing is more than fine, but his left hand doesn't quite anchor these tunes the way he did in his salad days (it might have helped if he'd been given a better piano for this gig, since the instrument has the tone of a second-rate electronic keyboard), and even if his singing is game, his voice was showing its wear.

Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (2014)

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Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (2014)

Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues / Piano Blues / Louisiana Blues / Swamp Blues / Texas Blues
Alligator Records #ALCD 4964

Austin-based pianist and singer Marcia Ball began her solo career in earnest with the 1984 album Soulful Dress, and 30 years later, she's still pounding out the blues and boogie on The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man. The biggest challenge of a career that's been chugging along for more than three decades is keeping things fresh, and while The Tattooed Lady doesn't blaze many new trails, the album proves Ball's mojo is still working as a songwriter and a piano player, and she clearly hasn't run out of things to say.

Big Joe Turner - All The Classic Hits 1938-1952 [5CD Box Set] (2003)

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Big Joe Turner - All The Classic Hits 1938-1952 [5CD Box Set] (2003)

Big Joe Turner - All The Classic Hits 1938-1952 [5CD Box Set] (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 713 MB | Covers - 210 MB
Genre: Piano Blues, Jump Blues, Early R&B, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JSP Records (JSP7709)

Classic Hits 1938-52 is a five-disc, 123-track collection of Big Joe Turner's earliest recording sessions before finding stardom with his mid-'50s R&B sides. While this JSP set isn't extravagant, it's a luxury to have Turner's sides for National, Aladdin, Freedom, MGM, and Imperial remastered and together in one collection. The final disc also includes the Boss of the Blues' first recordings for Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun of Atlantic Records: "Chains of Love," "Sweet Sixteen," "Poor Lover's Blues," and "Still in Love (With You)." Turner tackles blues, swing, and fiery up-tempo jump blues, assisted by Pete Johnson, Wynonie Harris, Pee Wee Crayton, Budd Johnson, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Joe Houstin, Albert Ammons, Don Byas, Art Tatum, and Hot Lips Page. While this is a collector's dream, the casual listener would do better with Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology on Rhino.

Marcia Ball - Shine Bright (2018)

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Marcia Ball - Shine Bright (2018)

Marcia Ball - Shine Bright (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 299 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues / Piano Blues / Louisiana Blues / Texas Blues
Alligator Records #ALCD 4982

One of America's best known, most beloved roots artists, releases a career-defining album produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Marcia is simply on fire throughout 'Shine Bright', with a rollicking array of piano-fueled roadhouse romps seasoned by her incomparably soulful balladry. Tracks include nine new Marcia originals, plus brilliant takes on the music of Ray Charles, Ernie K-Doe and Jesse Winchester. Producer/saxophonist Berlin guests on five tracks. "Rollicking, playful, good-time blues and intimate, reflective balladry…her songs ring with emotional depth."