Definitive Chicago Blues

Definitive Chicago Blues (2012)  Music

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

Original Chicago Blues All Stars - Gold (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 26, 2018
Original Chicago Blues All Stars - Gold (2018)

Original Chicago Blues All Stars - Gold (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 742.79 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 266.27 Mb | 01:55:20 | Cover
General Blues, Chicago Style | Country: USA (Chicago, Il) | Label: Original Chicago Blues All Stars, Inc.

The Chicago Blues All Stars is a re-united group of musicians who nearly forty years ago played in the touring band of Willie Dixon. In 2016 Drummer Jimmy Tillman, bassist Freddie Dixon Willie s oldest son, and guitarist John Watkins got back together, based on a shared vision of mentoring young musicians in the history, playing styles, high level of musicianship and professionalism of their own mentors. Individually, Jimmy, Freddie and John had played with Otis Rush, Jimmy Reed, KoKo Taylor, Bobby King and numerous other musicians during the 1960s and early 1970s, before joining Willie Dixon band.
Various Artists - Let Me Tell You About The Blues - Chicago: The Evolution Of Chicago Blues 1925-1958 (2009) {3 CD Box Set}

Various Artists - Let Me Tell You About The Blues - Chicago: The Evolution Of Chicago Blues 1925-1958 (2009) {3 CD Box Set}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 717 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 496 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 122 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1925-58, 2009 Fantastic Voyage / Future Noise Music Ltd. | FVTD012
Blues / Regional Blues

People call Chicago The Home Of The Blues. It may not be where the blues came from but it s where the blues came to live. It’s the place where Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Jimmy Reed laid down the songs that inspired the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds. The blues was the bedrock on which Jimmy Page created Led Zeppelin, the band that helped to change pop music forever. Chicago was the mecca for Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Elmore James and a host of others who arrived in the city to make their fortune. The process had begun decades earlier, when record companies first came to town.
Al Miller Chicago Blues Band - ...In Between Time (2012) with John Primer, Billy Flynn and Dave Specter

Al Miller Chicago Blues Band - …In Between Time (2012)
with John Primer, Billy Flynn and Dave Specter

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE 826 | 01:12:42

Harmonica player Al Miller brings in three guitar aces to help him create this unique blues album: John Primer, Dave Specter and Billy Flynn. But Al doesn't just play harp. Whether he is wailing away on harmonica, singing, writing songs, or providing guitar accompaniment, Al imbues every aspect of his involvement in the music with feeling, which, as every blues fan knows, is what the blues is all about. Al sings most of the songs, however John Primer sings lead on three. "…In Between Time" has seventeen songs in all, including the previously unissued "Blizzard". Miller’s instrumental excursions display immaculate taste; never overplaying, he always adheres to the all-for-one, one-for-all ensemble approach characterizing postwar Chicago blues.
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009]

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering, 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:59
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Analogue Productions, Delmark | # CAPB 034 SA

One of the all-time great urban blues records and the best-seller in the famed Delmark catalog. Hoodoo Man Blues is so full of bravado and snap it'll make you feel tough just listening to it. Not all of the Delmark titles were recorded very well, but this one certainly was. Hoodoo Man Blues, which features Buddy Guy on guitar, is not only Junior Wells' first LP appearance, it's damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45s by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc., but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of the limitations of juke box/airplay promotion. Hoodoo Man Blues went a long way in the popularization of real Chicago blues and of Junior Wells.
Jimmy Rogers - Chicago Blues Masters, Volume Two: Jimmy Rogers (1995)

Jimmy Rogers - Chicago Blues Masters, Volume Two: Jimmy Rogers (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included | 01:00:28
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Capitol | # CDP 7243 8 33916 2 2

Rogers re-emerged after a long layoff with a 1972 album for Leon Russell's Shelter label called Gold Tailed Bird. It wasn't the equivalent of his immortal Chess stuff, but the Shelter sides, here in their entirety, are pretty decent themselves (and no wonder, with the Aces, Freddy King, and reliable Chicago pianist Bob Riedy all involved). A few extra numbers not on the original Shelter LP make this 18-song set even more solid.

Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Jan. 11, 2017
Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)

Muddy Waters - Live At The Chicago Blues Festival (1998)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 8 000 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Blues | Label: Geneon | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 8 July 1998 | Runtime: 56min. | 3,33GB (DVD5)

Muddy Waters was the leading exponent of Chicago blues in the Fifties, and with him, the blues came up from the Delta and went electric. His guitar licks and repertoire have fueled innumerable blues bands.
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)  Music

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.