Blues

Albert Collins – Cold Snap (1986) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Albert Collins - Cold Snap (1986) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Albert Collins – Cold Snap (1986) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 932 MB (Hi-Res) + 279 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-226| Genre: Blues
Half-Speed Mastered

Cold Snap has a stronger R&B direction than Collins’s previous Alligator releases, most notably in the presence of a slicker production. That approach doesn’t suit him particularly well — he’s at his best when he’s just playing the blues, not when he’s trying to sing. Nevertheless, he turns out a number of gripping solos, and that is what prevents Cold Snap from being too much of a disappointment.Read More

B.B. King – Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

B.B. King - Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

B.B. King – Lucille (1968) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
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Total Size: 855 MB (Hi-Res) + 260 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-235 | Genre: Blues
Half-Speed Mastered

A decent but short (nine songs) late ’60s set, with somewhat sparser production than he’d employ with the beefier arrangements of the “Thrill Is Gone” era. Brass and stinging guitar plays a part on all of the songs, leading off with the eight-minute title track, a spoken narrative about his famous guitar.Read More

Eric Bibb – Blues, Ballads & Work Songs (2011) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Eric Bibb - Blues, Ballads & Work Songs (2011) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Eric Bibb – Blues, Ballads & Work Songs (2011) {CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
XLD Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 541 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.28 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.16 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Opus 3 Records | EU | Cat#: CD 22111 | Genre: Blues

We are both privileged and delighted to release Eric’s new album “Blues, Ballads & Work Songs”, a further enhancement to Opus 3’s association with Eric which goes back to 1977 when he was in effect ‘discovered’ with the success of his debut album “Rainbow People”. Other Opus 3 albums over the years have included the 1994 release “Spirit & The Blues”, which proved to be his breakthrough album that had great success world-wide, and more recently the album “Just Like Love”. On this New Eric Bibb album the basic concept is to cover the complete range of traditional folk/blues songs which were an inherent part of his childhood up to the present time with his own inimitable compositions. Contains 14 songs including such traditional songs as “John Henry”, “Goin’ Down Slow” and “Sittin on Top of the World”.Read More

Ry Cooder – Jazz (1978) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Ry Cooder - Jazz (1978) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Ry Cooder – Jazz (1978) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
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Total Size: 792 MB (Hi-Res) + 218 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-085 | Genre: Jazz, Blues
Half-Speed Mastered

Beginning with his self-titled debut in 1970, Ry Cooder’s records seemed to be as much history lesson as they were entertainment. Not because Cooder was trying to club you over the head with this stuff; he simply gravitated to great songs, no matter what the era or genre. Released in 1978, Jazz seems to be his first conscious attempt at a concept album, in the historical sense. Here he pays homage to some of the early tunes and masters of jazz, ranging from the late 1800s through the “coon songs” of the early part of the next century, to the ragtime and “Spanish” music of Jelly Roll Morton, and the sophistication of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.Read More

Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band With Buddy Guy – Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) {2009, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band With Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) {2009, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Junior Wells’ Chicago Blues Band With Buddy Guy – Hoodoo Man Blues (1965)
{2009, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 241 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.67 GB (SACD ISO) + 774 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPB 034 SA | Genre: Blues

Hoodoo Man Blues is one of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960s, and one of the first to fully document, in the superior acoustics of a recording studio, the smoky ambience of a night at a West Side nightspot. Junior Wells just set up with his usual cohorts — guitarist Buddy Guy, bassist Jack Myers, and drummer Billy Warren — and proceeded to blow up a storm, bringing an immediacy to “Snatch It Back and Hold It,” “You Don’t Love Me, Baby,” “Chitlins con Carne,” and the rest of the tracks that is absolutely mesmerizing.Read More

Junior Wells – Come On In This House (1996) {2009, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Junior Wells - Come On In This House (1996) {2009, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Junior Wells – Come On In This House (1996) {2009, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 415 MB (CD-Layer) + 4.09 GB (SACD ISO) + 3.40 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 1.23 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo)
3% RAR Recovery
Label: Telarc | US | Cat#: SACD-63395 | Genre: Blues

Junior Wells’ penchant for clowning around sometimes conflicts with his craftsmanship, but he’s all business on Come on in This House, his most unadulterated blues record since his highly acclaimed Hoodoo Man Blues of more than 30 years vintage. This is what has come to be known as an “unplugged” session — that is, predominately, although not exclusively, acoustic instrumentation. Producer John Snyder’s concept was threefold: to team Wells with some of the era’s top younger traditional blues guitarists — Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Sonny Landreth, Bob Margolin, and John Mooney; to have those musicians, in various combinations, accompany Wells on a variety of slide guitars; and to concentrate on vintage Chicago and Delta blues from the repertoires of Rice Miller, Little Walter, Tampa Red, Arthur Crudup, and Wells himself.Read More

Robert Johnson – King Of The Delta Blues: The Complete Recordings (2010) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues: The Complete Recordings (2010) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Robert Johnson – King Of The Delta Blues: The Complete Recordings (2010) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
3x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
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Total Size: 3.90 GB (Hi-Res) + 805 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Doxy | EU | Cat#: DOY630TLP | Genre: Delta Blues

3LP box with lyric book and poster features everything Johnson ever recorded, including many songs that have made him famous and have long since become Blues standards. 40 tracks including several alternate takes

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Willie Dixon With Memphis Slim – Willie’s Blues (1960) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Willie Dixon With Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (1960) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Willie Dixon With Memphis Slim – Willie’s Blues (1960) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Covers Only
Total Size: 1.61 GB (ISO) + 7.15 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CPRJ 1003 SA | Genre: Blues

According to the original liner notes, this 1959 Willie Dixon session was cut during a two hour span in between flights. This certainly explains the relaxed, jam session feel of the recordings. Unfortunately, the songs come out sounding sluggish and stilted at times; this is partly due, no doubt, to the makeshift nature of the date, but also, more surprisingly, because of drummer Gus Johnson’s overly slick and formalized playing.Read More

Keb’ Mo’ – Moonlight, Mistletoe & You (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Keb' Mo' - Moonlight, Mistletoe & You (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Keb’ Mo’ – Moonlight, Mistletoe & You (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 231 MB (CD-Quality) + 751 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | Genre: Blues

The inherent friendliness of Moonlight, Mistletoe and You buoys the first holiday album from veteran blues singer Keb’ Mo’ through its periodic shifts in tone and style. Keb’ Mo’ has long been known for dabbling in a variety of different American roots music, so the intermingling of blues, jazz, and Tin Pan Alley pop comes as no surprise.Read More