Elmore James Blues After Blues

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 657 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 97 Mb | Time: 02:09:28
Genre: Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul-Blues | Label: Chess/Universal | # 329 393-2, MCD 09393

This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork", and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others. It seems as if everyone recorded for Chess at one time or another, also explaining the inclusion of tracks by John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James. If electric blues guitar's your thing, then look no further than this fine two-disc compilation.

Elmore James - The Complete Singles As and Bs: 1951-62 (2015)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 16, 2016
Elmore James - The Complete Singles As and Bs: 1951-62 (2015)

Elmore James - The Complete Singles As and Bs: 1951-62 (2015)
Chicago Blues, Delta Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:28:14 | MB
Label: Acrobat Records | Release Year: 2015

Before his untimely death in 1963, blues guitarist Elmore James was one of the most influential players in the genre, with a distinctive sound that would inspire everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughan to the Rolling Stones. Though he covered a variety of different blues styles throughout the 1950s, his unique, amped-up tone came from a standard acoustic guitar that he had modified with electric pick-ups. This two-disc collection from the Acrobat label covers all of James' A- & B-side singles from his 1951 debut to the year just before his death. His cover of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" would become one of his signature songs and it leads off this 54-track collection, which also includes standouts like "The Sky Is Crying," "Rollin' and Tumblin'," and "Early in the Morning." This is a solid introduction to one of the post-war blues' biggest icons.

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 22, 2016
Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues, Slide Guitar | Label: Blue Note/Metro Blue | # 7243 8 64711 2 3 | Time: 00:54:08

This 19-track compilation focuses on Elmore James' crucial sessions recorded for the Modern Records subsidiaries Meteor and Flair between 1952 and 1956. At the time of these recordings, the distorted amplified sound of James' slide guitar with his unmistakable electrified Robert Johnson lick was helping map out the postwar blues idiom with such classics as "I Believe," "Blues Before Sunrise," "Wild About You," "Mean & Evil," and the extraordinary reworking of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" into "Dust My Blues." Even though roughly half of these tracks appear on the equally recommended 1986 Ace release Let's Cut It: The Very Best of Elmore James, this set is a great introduction to the dynamic slide guitarist's earliest recordings.

Elmore James - Dust My Broom (2002)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 21, 2016
Elmore James - Dust My Broom (2002)

Elmore James - Dust My Broom (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Tomato, TOM-2097 | ~ 259 or 109 Mb | Scans Included
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues

Tomato's Dust My Broom collects some of the last recordings of Elmore James' career, including "Baby Please Set a Date," "The Sky Is Crying," "Done Somebody Wrong," and "Shake Your Moneymaker." As is expected, James' incendiary slide guitar cuts through every track…

VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Vol. 2 (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 12, 2016
VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Vol. 2 (1993)

Various Artists - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Volume 2 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 381 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 210 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Roots | # RTS 33046 | Time: 01:11:53

As the main songwriter for Chicago's Chess label, bassist/singer Willie Dixon was one of the most influential and prolific figures in blues. Although he often served as a session player for other well-known musicians, his soulful presence was always felt, as revealed on this excellent 25-track collection which features Dixon performing with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Witherspoon, Buddy Guy, Little Walter, Elmore James, Otis Rush, and Etta James.

Cee Cee James - Stripped Down and Surrendered (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 21, 2016
Cee Cee James - Stripped Down and Surrendered (2016)

Cee Cee James - Stripped Down and Surrendered (2016)
Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:37 | 156 MB
Label: FWG Records | Release Year: 2016

Cee Cee James does it again with her new CD, STRIPPED DOWN & SURRENDERED pushing the Roots/Blues envelope into arenas of angst, pain, change, joy, and love as she takes us deep down amidst the black coal of her soul where she discovers diamonds. Rob ''Slideboy'' Andrews her partner, steps out of the shadows of only rhythm guitar and plays most of the lead & rhythm and bass parts that drive the stories and messages that Cee Cee delivers from the kaleidoscope of her colorful vocal tools, ranging from soft and introspective to raging sad frustration to the poignant deep ache of her Fathers neglect in. In every song on this 12 song disk, she takes the listener into healing introspection and invites celebration of growth, surrender and embrace.

Zakiya Hooker - Another Generation Of The Blues (1993)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Oct. 2, 2016
Zakiya Hooker - Another Generation Of The Blues (1993)

Zakiya Hooker - Another Generation Of The Blues (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 266 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Silvertone Records | Catalog Number: ORE CD526

At first glance it would seem that Zakiya Hooker was born into the blues. After all, her father is Blues Legend John Lee Hooker. But rather than relying on her father, Zakiya has pursued life and her music on her own terms.

Earl Gaines - Crankshaft Blues (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 18, 2016
Earl Gaines - Crankshaft Blues (2007)

Earl Gaines - Crankshaft Blues (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 151 Mb
Genre: Soul-Blues, Modern Electric Blues, R&B | Label: SPV | # SPV 95782 CD | Time: 00:45:11

Earl Gaines was born in Alabama in 1935. He left home at age 16 and headed for Nashville, hoping for a career as a blues singer. He hooked up with the great saxophonist Louis Brooks whose group the High-Toppers were the first call R&B session musicians in Nashville at the time. Earl fronted the group as a vocalist and also played drums from time to time. In his career Gaines recorded with the cream of Nashville's R&B sidemen including Johnny Jones, Billy Cox, Larry Lee, Freeman Brown, Skippy Brookes, Arron Varnell, Harrison Calloway and The Commanders. This recording features many rarities and 1990's outtakes and showcases what an amazing artist Earl Gaines is and is a must for fans of Southern Soul and Blues. Crankshaft Blues features guest appearances by Roscoe Shelton, members of The Amazing Rhythm Aces and Roadrunners and is digitally remastered and packaged in digipak format with informative liner notation by Fred James.
Mel Brown - The Wizard / Blues For We (1968) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}

Mel Brown - The Wizard / Blues For We (1968) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 413 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968-69, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music | 06025 2780945
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Jazz Funk / Blues / Guitar

This remastered two-fer combines guitarist Mel Brown's second Impulse release from 1968, The Wizard, with Blues for We released the following year. The Wizard is a straight-ahead soul-jazz date picking up where Chicken Fat left off with a few originals alongside funky renditions of “Ode to Billie Joe” and Pee Wee Crayton’s R&B hit of the late '40s “Blues After Hours.” Blues for We relies more on an interesting selection of cover versions ranging from “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” and “Son of a Preacher Man” to the bubblegum staple by the 1910 Fruitgum Company “Indian Giver” and Acker Bilk’s “Stranger on the Shore,” which was the theme of a BBC television drama. Brown’s guitar work on both sessions is fluid and greasy, as are the funky drum licks, but occasionally, the arrangements drift into superior background music. New liner notes are absent, but the original packaging – front and back cover art and liner notes – remain intact.

Tampa Red - Don't Tampa With The Blues (1960)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 5, 2016
Tampa Red - Don't Tampa With The Blues (1960)

Tampa Red - Don't Tampa With The Blues (1960)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Prestige, OBC, OBCCD-5-6-2 | rem: 1992 | 240Mb

Out of the dozens of fine slide guitarists who recorded blues, only a handful – Elmore James, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson, for example – left a clear imprint on tradition by creating a recognizable and widely imitated instrumental style. Tampa Red was another influential musical model.