Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Eric Gales 2006 Crystal Vision (LL)

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 264 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:55:44
Size: 106,96 MB

United States

If you're a guitar player and your tastes lean toward blues, hard rock or metal adding this album to you cart is a done deal. Gale's guitar work blends together the technical expertise of Joe Satriani, the wild fury of Buddy Guy along with the soul & blues power of Jimi Hendrix & Stevie Ray Vaughn (just to name a few, you get the idea). And tone?...killer guitar tone right up front and in your face. The production job and overall sound is tremendous. I have all of Eric Gale's albums and "Crystal Vision" is by far the best of the lot. Where Eric Gale's guitar playing on previous albums has been steeped primarily in blues/rock, "Crystal Vision" blends in heavy chunks of metal and solid "crystals" of funk while still being true to his blues roots. Anyone familiar with Stevie Salas, think of a Stevie Salas album with better vocals, better songs & yes, as good if not better guitar work. My personal favorite is the cover of the old Joe South song, "Hush" (also covered by Deep Purple back in the late 60's). Gale's version here actually shows Ritchie Blackmore a thing or two.

If you're a fan of the previously mentioned artists (Hendrix, Vaughn, Satriani, Salas, Guy) or just a fan of great guitar albums, add this to your cart now! It has been in my car cd player for about a week now and ain't goin' anywhere soon. I highly recommend it. (The Woj)


01 - Retribution 04:00

02 - Are You My Friend 04:26

03 - I Got Me A Woman 04:09

04 - I Don't Want You Hangin' Around 03:24

05 - Freedom From My Demons 07:31

06 - Trouble 05:30

07 - Crystal Vision 04:29

08 - Hush 04:38

09 - Me And My Guitar 03:52

10 - Plastic Girl 05:24

11 - Old School 04:30

12 - That's Just How It Is 03:51

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Grady Champion feat. Eddie Cotton Jr. 2008 Back In Mississippi: Live At The 930 Blues Cafe (LL)

Genre: Blues
Rate: 241 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 01:11:45
Size: 138,59 MB

United States

Review by Michael G. Nastos

Grady Champion proves during this in-performance set of blues offerings that not only does classic material still stand the test of time, but new songs based on old-school precepts with a little updating also deliver the goods. Recorded live at the 930 Blues Cafe in Jackson, MS on July 7, 2007. Champion's revue-style program definitely works well, just like it did for others many decades prior. His harmonica playing certainly reflects past greats like Little Walter, while his singing is on the nasty, filthy sounding, rough and tough side, but it's not vulgar. Standardized themes and life's lessons learned are expressed by this group, featuring Eddie Cotton, Jr. playing guitar, brother Marquis Champion on bass and backup vocals, and with the excellent Calvin Wilson on keyboards.

The band faithfully covers several well-known blues tunes like Willie Dixon's "Spoonful" and "I'm Ready," plays the occasional gospel-shaded tune (check out "1-800-Blu-Love"). They're best at stomp-down party band music on a Jimmy Reed medley, or Grady Champion and Eddie Cotton's original "Wine & Women," or the rockin' "You Got Some Explaining to Do," where they lay it all on the line and hold nothing back. While much of this is typical fare, the energy of the band is well above average, attributed to the full house present giving the group inspiration. It's well recorded and played, one of the better live barroom blues recordings in recent memory.


01 - Intro 00:33

02 - I'm Ready 03:54

03 - Baby What You Want To Do / Brig 06:27

04 - You Got Some Explaining To Do 04:22

05 - 1-800-Blue-Love 04:44

06 - Policeman Blues 04:15

07 - Spoonful 07:01

08 - Lonesome In My Bedroom 07:52

09 - Love And Memories 06:02

10 - Why I Sing The Blues 05:59

11 - Wine & Women 05:50

12 - Brother, Brother 04:56

13 - I'm Your's 04:12

14 - Blues On Christmas 05:38

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Climax Blues Band 1975 Stamp Album (LL)

Genre: Blues
Rate: 264 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:37:45
Size: 72,61 MB

United Kingdom

Climax Blues Band hit its creative peak with the 1975 release of Stamp Album. Granted, you won't find much Chicago blues on this one, as you did on Plays On, A Lot of Bottle and Tightly Knit.

But Stamp Album shows a band that has tastefully matured. With seven albums behind them before this LP, Climax Blues Band finally enjoyed a brush with commercial success with minor hits "Using the Power" and "I am Constant." Both are decent tracks, but really the album features much better material, namely "Mr Goodtime," "Running Out of Time," and the instrumental "Cobra."

What you'll hear on this relatively short but solid album are songs with deep grooves; judicious use of sax, clarinet and flute; Peter Haycock's brilliant guitar playing (he's one of the most criminally overlooked guitar players in rock history); and a band that truly seemed to enjoy itself cutting this one in the studio. (Kil Roi)


01 - Using The Power 04:29

02 - Mr. Goodtime 05:15

03 - I Am Constant 03:08

04 - Running Out Of Time 05:21

05 - Sky High 05:07

06 - Rusty Nail - The Devil Knows 04:14

07 - Loosen Up 05:02

08 - Spirit Returning 02:54

09 - Cobra 02:15

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Jack De Keyzer 1994 Wild At Heart

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:33
Size: 81,46 MB


A joyous celebration... gorgeous blues that smoke. Superb!" (John Emms)


01 - Wildest Dreams 04:43

02 - Goin' To Memphis 04:32

03 - Haunted Man 05:01

04 - Cotton Candy 04:49

05 - When Love Walks Out 05:31

06 - Insatiable 04:34

07 - The Way That I Love You 04:24

08 - All Your Love 04:17

09 - Cinderella 03:34

10 - Top Of The Line 04:08

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Blueass Blues Band 1999 That Rockin' Rhythm & Blues (LL)

Genre: Blues
Rate: 264 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:58:16
Size: 114,54 MB



01 - Got Myself A Key (Tribute To Hounddog) 03:03

02 - They Don't Care 04:24

03 - Same Kind, Same Breed 03:47

04 - A Lot Of Love 04:41

05 - If You Got The Blues (Take It Slow In A) 07:56

06 - See Me In The Evening 04:37

07 - Fool No More 04:58

08 - Baby! 03:42

09 - Love You The Way I Do 04:47

10 - Wake Up 04:37

11 - Sugar Coated Love 03:40

12 - Time To Go Home 03:36

13 - How I Feel 04:28

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Gregor Hilden & Johnny Rogers Band 2001 Soul Serenade (LL)

Genre: Blues
Rate: 261 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 01:03:53
Size: 117,44 MB

Germany United States

Rogers' deep-black vocals are a skilled contrasting counterplay to the impressive and agile power of the band, which has the knack of coaxing new facets from the partly bluesy, partly funky numbers from the pens of Al Green, Albert King and Jack McDuff. (B. Lorcher, inMusic)


01 - I Wonna Get Into You 05:39

02 - It's Not Easy 04:03

03 - I've Got To Use My Imagination 05:10

04 - Still In Love With You 04:05

05 - Blues After Midnight 04:41

06 - Rock Candy 02:43

07 - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know 07:41

08 - Leaving This Town 05:02

09 - Soul Serenade 04:44

10 - Junkie Case 01:37

11 - One More Time 05:31

12 - Cadillac Assembly Line 04:29

13 - Sweet Rain 03:27

14 - Give Me Strength 05:01

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78 RPMs And Cylinder Recordings For Free

The Great 78 Project is a community project for the preservation, research and discovery of 78rpm records. From about 1898 to the 1950s, an estimated 3 million sides (~3 minute recordings) have been made on 78rpm discs. While the commercially viable recordings will have been restored or remastered onto LP’s or CD, there is still research value in the artifacts and usage evidence in the often rare 78rpm discs and recordings. Already, over 20 collections have been selected by the Internet Archive for physical and digital preservation and access. Started by many volunteer collectors, these new collections have been selected, digitized and preserved by the Internet Archive, George Blood LP, and the Archive of Contemporary Music.

Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Also the Internet Archive has digitized many.

Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.

Howlin' Wolf 1971 The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:41:22
Size: 231,89 MB

United States United Kingdom

The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions is an album by blues musician Howlin' Wolf, released in the summer of 1971 on Chess Records (Rolling Stones Records in Britain). It was one of the first of the super session blues albums, setting a blues master among famous musicians from the second generation of rock and roll, in this case Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman.



01 - Rockin' Daddy 03:47

02 - I Ain't Superstitious 03:32

03 - Sitting On Top Of The World 03:53

04 - Worried About My Baby 02:58

05 - What A Woman! 03:04

06 - Poor Boy 03:06

07 - Built For Comfort 02:11

08 - Who's Been Talking 03:04

09 - The Red Rooster 03:58

10 - Do The Do 02:22

11 - Highway 49 02:48

12 - Wang Dang Doodle 04:33

13 - Goin' Down Slow [Bonus] 05:56

14 - Killing Floor [Bonus] 05:17

15 - I Want To Have A Word With You [Bonus] 04:06


01 - Worried About My Baby (Rehearsal) 04:33

02 - The Red Rooster (Alt) 04:04

03 - What A Woman (Aka Commit A Crime)(Alt) 05:12

04 - Worried About My Baby (Alt) 03:45

05 - I Ain't Superstitious (Alt) 04:12

06 - Highway 49 (Alt) 03:41

07 - Do The Do (Alt) 05:46

08 - Poor Boy (Alt) 04:29

09 - I Ain't Superstitious (Alt) 03:55

10 - What A Woman (Aka Commit A Crime)(Alt) 03:12

11 - Rockin' Daddy (Alt) 03:58

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

James Peterson 1990 Rough & Ready (LL)

Genre: Blues
Rate: 253 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:41:56
Size: 77,03 MB

United States

I picked up this CD because I wanted to see what Lucky Peterson's old man sounded like back in the day. I was not disappointed. James Peterson's songs, vocals, and guitar work have a real authenticity to them. These are gritty, honest blues. Lucky backs his dad up on this effort, and the result is very satisfying. I'm really glad I picked this one up. (Misterian)


01 - I Fell In Love With A Prostitute 04:07

02 - Chicken Biddy 04:18

03 - Takin' Inventory 03:51

04 - All On Account Of You 05:15

05 - Bait Cost More Than The Fish 03:31

06 - Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks 03:16

07 - Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste 04:22

08 - Sing The Blues Until I Die 04:43

09 - Up For Adoption 03:55

10 - Clothesline 04:38

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Mike Morgan & The Crawl feat. Lee McBee 1998 The Road

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:47:33
Size: 108,75 MB

United States

Review by Cub Koda

Morgan's seventh album for the Black Top imprint brings some new and welcome twists to the mix. First is the production chores being handled by label head Hammond Scott. Second is the return of harmonica ace/vocalist Lee McBee after a three-year hiatus from the lineup to pursue a solo career. The third notable feature is the abundance of fine original material. Rather than a set of bandstand ready-mades, you can tell some time and work went into the production of this album. McBee's harp work is as strident as ever, and Morgan's guitar still maintains its blazing Texas fury, but framing it with a horn section here and there, Riley Osborne on piano and Hammond B-3 organ and Rhandy Simmons subbing on bass for six of the 11 tracks keeps this album from ever getting samey or predictable. Particularly noteworthy are "Bad Luck and Trouble," "You're Gonna Miss Me" and the title track.


01 - The Road 03:31

02 - Bad Luck And Trouble 03:36

03 - No More Clouds 04:18

04 - You're Gonna Miss Me Too 04:33

05 - Born To Boogie 03:56

06 - Wino II 01:50

07 - I'm Blue 05:14

08 - Cold Wind 05:55

09 - You Did Me A Favor 05:50

10 - No Money Down 05:56

11 - Alexandria, Va. 02:54

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