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
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.

VA - Sweet Home Chicago: A History Of Chicago Blues (2003)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Aug. 14, 2015
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)  Music

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.

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.