Definitive Chicago Blues

Definitive Chicago Blues (2012)  

Posted by v3122 at May 1, 2013
Definitive Chicago Blues (2012)

Definitive Chicago Blues (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & iPod M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Not Now Music, NOT3CD088 | ~ 923 or 947 or 495 Mb | Scans -> 70 Mb
Blues / Chicago Blues

75 Classic cuts of Chicago Blues with all tracks digitally remastered for optimum listening

Chicago Blues Rhythm Guitar DVD (2015)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at April 11, 2015
Chicago Blues Rhythm Guitar DVD (2015)

Chicago Blues Rhythm Guitar DVD (2015)
DVD5 | English | VOB + PDF Booklet | 720 x 480 | MPEG2 ~4982 kbps | 29.970 fps
AC-3 | 192 Kbps | 48.0 KHz | 2 channels | 00:49:00 | 2.4 GB
Genre: eLearning Video / Guitar lesson

As rhythm guitarist for blues legend Muddy Waters, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin has gained invaluable experience in the art of Chicago blues rhythm guitar. And now in this exclusive and comprehensive book/DVD package, Bob Margolin and blues author/historian Dave Rubin bring you the definitive instructional guitar method on the subject, featuring loads of rhythm guitar playing examples to learn and practice, covering a variety of styles, techniques, tips, historical anecdotes, and much more.
Buddy Guy and Magic Sam - The New Generation Of Chicago Blues: Singles As & Bs 1958-1962 (2016)

Buddy Guy and Magic Sam - The New Generation Of Chicago Blues: Singles As & Bs 1958-1962 (2016)
Chicago Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:58 | 185 MB
Label: Jasmine Records | Release Year: 2016

This collection includes the A and B side of every single by these two blues giants, through to 1962 with Buddy Guy's hit "Stone Crazy" and the very different sound and feeling of Magic Sam's "All Your Love", this is excellent stuff. The blues in Chicago and indeed the blues on Chess Records, Chicago's top blues label, had by the late 1950s been dominated by just a handful of artists but by 1957 that would change as a new generation of blues men were getting a foothold on the scene. This superb CD concentrates on two of these young bloods, Buddy Guy and Magic Sam. These cuts set a new course for the blues at a time when the music was losing its core audience. Buddy Guy is today the elder statesman of the blues around the world and if it not for Magic Sam's tragic death at the very young age of 32 he would no doubt carry the same status.
Buddy Guy & Otis Rush - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival 10 June '88 (2016)

Buddy Guy & Otis Rush - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival 10 June '88 (2016)
Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:21 | 167 MB
Label: Klondike Records | Release Year: 2016

Otis Rush and Buddy Guy live at the fifth annual Chicago Blues Festival on June 10th, 1988. Given the Windy City's rich blues legacy, it may be surprising to learn that this was only the fifth occasion on which the hugely influential genre was celebrated on one of its true home turfs. As it was, Chicago's 1988 Blues Festival played host to a dazzling showcase of past and present icons. Like Buddy Guy, the wider neglect of Otis Rush's work would eventually give way to a renaissance and built on that, an entire revival by the mid-1980s. Two pathfinders, as unique and important in their own ways as Waters, Wolf and Walter, would finally receive the critical acclaim they so richly deserved. Professionally re-mastered.

VA - Chicago Blues Masters Vol.3 (1996)  

Posted by TmanHome at Sept. 8, 2015
VA - Chicago Blues Masters Vol.3 (1996)

VA - Chicago Blues Masters Vol.3 (1996)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 130 min | 319 MB
Label: Capitol | Rel: 1996

Chicago Blues Masters, Vol. 3 is an odd collection, featuring 14 tracks from Shakey Jake, ten cuts from James Cotton (including his inexplicable cover of Todd Rundgren's "Kiddy Boy") and 14 cuts from George Harmonica Smith. There's enough from each artist to constitute a full collection, but these songs are all thrown together without much rhyme or reason. Furthermore, the recordings are latter-day efforts, all of which are interesting, but not necessarily among their best work. Consequently, it's primarily of interest to hardcore fans and collectors the kind of listener who will sift through the mediocre recordings to find the good stuff.
VA - Sweet Home Chicago: A History Of Chicago Blues (2003)

VA - Sweet Home Chicago: A History Of Chicago Blues (2003)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 225 min | Cover | 653 MB
Label: Indigo | Rel: 2003

I would bet a lot of Bobby Vee's fans never thought that his material was so diverse - even after hearing the great body of work represented by his many LPs. I have been playing this 3-disc set repeatedly and will probably never stop hearing new things each time. His own exceptional writing talent gets a good showcase on this set, and - by the way - one hears a lot more of that in the recordings that have been coming out of his own Rockhouse Productions over the past couple decades.

VA - Willie Dixon: Boss Of The Chicago Blues (2001)  

Posted by Designol at July 9, 2015
VA - Willie Dixon: Boss Of The Chicago Blues (2001)

VA - Willie Dixon: Boss Of The Chicago Blues (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Jump Blues, Rock & Roll | Label: Fuel 2000 | # 302 061 497 2 | Time: 00:57:42

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 18-track collection which features Dixon performing with Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, and other blues luminaries.
John Primer & The Teardrops - You Can Make It If You Try. Live (2014) [Chicago Blues Session Vol. 85]

John Primer & The Teardrops - You Can Make It If You Try. Live (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Wolf Records, 120.833 CD | ~ 535 or 193 Mb | Scans Included
Chicago Blues / Electric Blues

This is John Primer at the Teardrops shows, opening the sets for Magic Slim. The band throughout is John, backed by Earl Howell (hello, Earl!) on drums and Slim's brother, Nick Holt (Hey, Nick!) on bass. The live recordings have a great, warm sound,and the performances are superb…
The Climax Chicago Blues Band - The Climax Chicago Blues Band (1968)

The Climax Chicago Blues Band - The Climax Chicago Blues Band (1968)
Blues Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire RR4078 WZ | rel: 1990 | 340Mb

The debut album of the Climax Chicago Blues Band (they'd later drop the "Chicago" part of the name) was recorded on two days separated by a couple of months in 1968. As British blues revivalists, Climax was better than most, featuring strong playing from guitarist Peter Haycock and keyboardist Art Wood. The selections run the gamut from Chicago retreads ("Mean Old World," "Insurance," "Wee Baby Blues," "Don't Start Me to Talkin'") to band originals like "And Lonely," "Looking for My Baby," "Going Down This Road" and "You've Been Drinking."
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) Reissue 1993

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Delmark Records | # DD-612 | Time: 00:45:41

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. Widely regarded as one of Wells' finest achievements, it also became Delmark's best-selling release of all time.