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Black Stone Cherry - Black To Blues (EP) (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 28, 2017
Black Stone Cherry - Black To Blues (EP) (2017)

Black Stone Cherry - Black To Blues (EP) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:20:46 | 48 Mb
Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Label: Mascot Records

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY will release a blues EP, "Black To Blues", on September 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group.

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 19, 2017
Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006) [Re-Up]

Tab Benoit - Best Of The Bayou Blues (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Louisiana Blues, Swamp Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 79802-2 | 01:17:54

Tab Benoit's funky, ragged blend of Louisiana swamp blues and East Texas guitar, with hints of funk, soul, and country thrown in to give the gumbo just the right spice, has served him well since he burst on the scene in the early '90s. Since Benoit hasn't essentially changed his sound since, this collection of sides made up largely from his early releases for Houston-based Justice Records (all of Benoit's Justice albums have been reissued by Vanguard Records in recent years) makes an ideal introduction to what this guy is all about, and although Best of the Bayou Blues covers a five-year span from 1992 to 1997, the tracks all fall together in a completely coherent sequence. Opening with the Benoit original "Voodoo on the Bayou" from 1992's Nice & Warm and running through several originals and some interesting covers (including country-funk takes on Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and Willie Nelson's "Rainy Day Blues"), this set spotlights Benoit's southern Louisiana take on contemporary blues.

The Blues Overdrive - Overdrive Live! (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 11, 2017
The Blues Overdrive - Overdrive Live! (2017)

The Blues Overdrive - Overdrive Live! (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 277 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 MB | 00:42:52
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Gateway Music

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Overdrive Live! from The Blues Overdrive and it's really solid. Recorded at one of Denmark's biggest and most prestigious festivals, Smukfest, TBD opens with Death On The Highway with it's laid back JJ Cale or Eric Clapton style country blues rocker feel. Martin Olsen fronts the band on lead vocal and guitar with Brother Birck on bass, Louisian Boltner on drums and Andreas Andersen on lead guitar. On shuffle track, Three Time Lover, the band gets a cool groove going with extended soloing by Andersen. One of my favorite tracks on the release is Ball & Chain (not Big Mama's) but with a strong San Francisco sound, lush ringing chords and interesting guitar work by Andersen under Olsen's vocals. Very nice.
Lil Green - The Chronological Lil Green 1947-1951 (2005) [Classics Blues & Rhythm Series]

Lil Green - The Chronological Lil Green 1947-1951 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:46:38
Classic Female Blues, Jazz Blues, Swing | Label: Classics | # 5131

This is the third and final volume in the complete recordings of Lil Green in chronological order as reissued by the Classics Blues & Rhythm Series. By 1947 Lil Green was beginning to sound more than a little like Ida Cox, even when handling songs from Tin Pan Alley rather than straight up out of the tried and true traditional blues repertoire. Comparisons could also be drawn between Lil Green and Nellie Lutcher or Julia Lee. While her "crossover" performances are worthwhile, there's nothing quite like hearing this woman savor the flavor of Bessie Smith hits like "Aggravatin' Papa," "Outside of That," and "You've Been a Good Old Wagon (But You Done Broke Down)." Green's own "Lonely Woman" has a powerful undercurrent running through it – there is even a remote possibility that Ornette Coleman was inspired by this record when conceiving his own composition of the same title in 1959. Even if the link is purely coincidental, these melodies have something wonderful in common. Green's final recordings for the Victor label are strengthened by the presence of tenor saxophonists Budd Johnson, Lem Johnson, and David Young.
The Original Blues Brothers Band - The Last Shade of Blue Before Black (2017)

The Original Blues Brothers Band - The Last Shade of Blue Before Black (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 408.00 Mb + 91.65 Mb (Scans) | 61:33
Modern Electric Blues | Country: USA | Label: Time Blues

Severn Records announces an October 6 release date for The Last Shade of Blue Before Black, the new album from the legendary Original Blues Brothers Band, featuring guitarist Steve Cropper and sax player “Blue Lou” Marini, with special guests Eddie Floyd, Joe Louis Walker, Paul Shaffer, Dr. John, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and Joe Morton. “Had anyone told me in 1978 that in 2017 I would still be traveling around the world and playing with the Blues Brothers’ Band, I would have said they were out of their minds,” says “Blue Lou” Marini. “But, amazingly here we are with a new CD and still playing all over the world. This album is a true labor of love and I’m so proud of the organic way it came about. We really wanted to honor our history and to include some of our favorite musicians that we’ve worked with and loved over the years. We have the legends, Eddie Floyd and Dr. John, plus our original band leader, Paul Shaffer and the great bluesman Joe Louis Walker.
VA - 17th Annual Blues Masters At The Crossroads: 6 Performance Collection (2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

VA - 17th Annual Blues Masters At The Crossroads: 6 Performance Collection (2015)
6CD Box Set | DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 323:57 min | 8,26 GB
FLAC Stereo (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 323:57 minutes | 6,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet(s)

Blues Masters at the Crossroads. A global audience returns year-after-year to worship the blues at Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas. For the first time Analogue Productions presenting six sets recorded live in 2014 at Blues Masters at the Crossroads October 17-18. And it's the first live blues concert recorded entirely in Direct Stream Digital. Includes the sets by Rip Lee Pryor, Moreland & Arbuckle, Joe Beard+Lazy Lester, George Brock, Marquise Knox and his band, Sonny Green, and none-other than the soul-blues belter Mighty Sam McClain.
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham and The Sweet Baby Blues Band - Blues and the Boogie Masters (1993)

Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Blues and the Boogie Masters (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Jazz-Blues, Piano Jazz, Swing | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4579 | 01:02:52

The Kansas City swing blues of the Sweet Baby Blues Band is very difficult not to enjoy. Jeannie Cheatham's exuberant vocals (propelled by her forcefully swinging piano) inspire the many soloists on the blues-oriented material, and there is plenty of variety in tempo and feeling to keep this set continually interesting. Among the main soloists are ageless trumpeter Snooky Young, tenorman Rickey Woodard (making his debut on clarinet on two cuts), and guest altoist Hank Crawford, who sits in on four songs.

The Moody Blues - Octave (1978)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 19, 2017
The Moody Blues - Octave (1978)

The Moody Blues - Octave (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshold 531 279-0 | ~ 463 or 175 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 206 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

The Moody Blues' resumed work together after a four-year hiatus and delivered Octave in 1978, which quickly became a hit but has also proved to be a very problematic album. Picking up where he left off on Seventh Sojourn, bassist/singer John Lodge generated a hit single (and also a solid album opener) with the surprisingly edgy (for this band) rocker "Steppin' in a Slide Zone." And Justin Hayward's "Had to Fall in Love," "Driftwood," and "The Day We Meet Again" – the latter their best album closer since "Watching and Waiting" – are also up to the standard one would wish for (and a bit of a surprise, coming in the wake of two major solo projects that should have depleted his song bag)…
Carmen Gomes Inc - Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Carmen Gomes Inc. - Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 51:58 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Small front

Carmen Gomes has won many awards in the Netherlands and surrounding areas. Like so many new European singers, she sings in English. Her style is bluesy and intimate with a sexy voice that's sweet as dark tupelo honey, and her interpretations are unerring. Idea of this album would take on the challenge of reinterpreting Harry Belafonte's "Belafonte Sings the Blues" was originally suggested by Harry van Dalen, owner of the eminent High End audio shop Rhapsody. He thought that Carmen’s band would be perfect for reinterpreting the mood and the sound of the classic album.
The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed (1967) [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017] (Official Digital Download 24/96)

The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed (1967) [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 139:56 minutes | 2,44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The 50th Anniversary of The Moody Blues' "Days of Future Passed", one of the first albums to fuse rock music with an orchestra, DOFP is now regarded as one of the albums that gave birth to Progressive Rock. This newly remastered Deluxe edition features 26 bonus tracks!