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The Rolling Stones - BIG Cocksucker Blues (2006)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 23, 2017
The Rolling Stones - BIG Cocksucker Blues (2006)

The Rolling Stones - BIG Cocksucker Blues (2006)
2xDVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Classic / Blues Rock, Documentary | ~ 7.94 Gb

To be indelicate about the matter: what exactly makes Big Cocksucker Blues different than plain old Cocksucker Blues, the legendary rarely-seen film of the Rolling Stones' 1972 tour? Well, while the original Cocksucker Blues has frequently been bootlegged since the pre-DVD era, this Big Cocksucker Blues has that 95-minute film and well over an hour of extras. The extra footage, you should know, does not contain Cocksucker Blues outtakes, but does offer a good amount of rare clips from 1967-1974 that should interest any hardcore fan of the Stones during this era…

Gary Moore - Blues and Beyond (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 23, 2017
Gary Moore - Blues and Beyond (2017)

Gary Moore - Blues and Beyond (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:20:37 | 598 Mb
Blues Rock, Hard Rock | Label: BMG Rights Management

A Gary Moore box set titled Blues and Beyond has been set for release on Nov. 24. A press release for the album describes it as a “remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive blues studio recordings” and a fitting tribute to the Irish guitarist, who died in 2011.

Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 22, 2017
Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)

Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Hightone | # HCD 8155 | Time: 00:45:32

Pianist Otis Spann played in Muddy Waters' band from 1953 to 1970, and was instrumental in creating the electric Chicago blues sound. These 11 tracks were recorded in the mid-'60s by Down Beat magazine editor Pete Welding, and were previously released as Otis Spann's Chicago Blues on Testament Records. This reissue omits the solo Spann material from the original disc and highlights the group recordings featuring S.P. Leary, Johnny Young, James Cotton, Willie Dixon, and Muddy Waters. While not as revolutionary as the records Spann played on with Muddy in the late '50s, you can't deny this lineup of seminal Chicago bluesmen doing what they did best.

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 22, 2017
The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshold 530 933-0 | ~ 365 or 123 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 188 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

Progressive rock bands stumbled into the '80s, some with the crutch of commercial concessions under one arm, which makes the Moody Blues' elegant entrance via Long Distance Voyager all the more impressive. Ironically enough, this was also the only album that the group ever got to record at their custom-designed Threshold Studio, given to them by Decca Records head Sir Edward Lewis in the early '70s and built to their specifications, but completed while they were on hiatus and never used by the band until Long Distance Voyager (the preceding album, Octave, having been recorded in California to accommodate Mike Pinder), before it was destroyed in the wake of Decca's sale to Polygram…
Stefan Grossman - Shake That Thing: Fingerpicking Country Blues (1998)

Stefan Grossman - Shake That Thing: Fingerpicking Country Blues (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 343 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 160 Mb
Folk-Blues, Country Blues | Label: Shanachie | # 97027 | Time: 01:06:27

Drawing on over 30 years of experience playing the country-blues, complete with tutorials from some of the undisputed masters, it comes as no surprise that Stefan Grossman can so consistently conjure up the authentic spirit of the music with each successive release. His original compositions show Grossman to be the most confident of guitarists in his genre, effortlessly borrowing from the stylings of Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, and Blind Willie McTell among various others. While his playing isn't overly flashy, it need not be. The precision and craftsmanship injected into the fluid, rolling original "Yazoo Strut," the harder blues groove of "Spider Web Blues," and a powerful rendition of Reverend Gary Davis' "Candy Man" are country blues at its very best.
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.

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 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!