Robin Trower – What Lies Beneath (Digitally Remastered Version) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Robin Trower - What Lies Beneath (Digitally Remastered Version) (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Robin Trower
Album: What Lies Beneath (Digitally Remastered Version)
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 280 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Though Robin Trower found his greatest career success in the mid-’70s, his intensely soulful brand of Jimi Hendrix-inspired psychedelic blues-rock guitar playing helped him maintain a healthy audience decades past his commercial heyday. During his long career he worked with several different singers, most notably ex-Stone the Crows bassist James Dewar, who, along with drummer Bill Lordan, constituted the “classic” Robin Trower band lineup found on the legendary albums Live! and Bridge of Sighs. Surprisingly, however, Trower himself never assumed sole lead vocal duties until 2009’s What Lies Beneath. Fortunately, the veteran rocker was revealed to be possessed of wonderfully earthy, R&B-influenced pipes often reminiscent of J.J. Cale and Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler. On the majority of tracks, including highlights “Time and Emotion” and “Wish You Were Mine,” the London native favors a mellower, more ethereal approach that will please lovers of vintage fan favorites “Daydream” and “I Can’t Wait Much Longer.” That said, there are a few nods to Trower’s “Day of the Eagle”/”Too Rolling Stoned”-style power blues numbers of yore, especially on the viciously funky, Thin Lizzy-esque “Skin and Bone” and the muscular, hooky “Freefall.” As with the majority of Robin Trower’s catalog, however, the most striking feature about What Lies Beneath is the man’s utter mastery of electric guitar tone and phrasing. Though the vocals and songwriting are appealingly solid, it’s the deeply emotional warmth of Trower’s subtly magnificent Stratocaster work that will put listeners under the virtuoso axe slinger’s aural spell. ~ Pemberton Roach

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Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ – TajMo (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' - TajMo (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’
Album: TajMo
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 300 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

TajMo marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who’ve already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that’s firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. The album features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright and Bonnie Raitt, who lends her voice to a distinctive cover of John Mayer’s anthemic ‘Waiting on the World to Change.’

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Robben Ford – Discography (1972-2015) [FLAC]

Robben Ford - Discography (1972-2015) [FLAC] Download

Artist: Robben Ford
Album: Discography
Genre: Blues
Year: 1972-2015
Size: ~ 8.36 gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Robben Ford has had a diverse career. He taught himself guitar when he was 13 and considered his first influence to be Mike Bloomfield. At 18 he moved to San Francisco to form the Charles Ford Band (named after his father, who was also a guitarist), and was soon hired to play with Charlie Musselwhite for nine months. In 1971, the Charles Ford Blues Band was re-formed and recorded for Arhoolie in early 1972. Ford played with Jimmy Witherspoon (1972-1973), the L.A. Express with Tom Scott (1974), George Harrison, and Joni Mitchell. In 1977 he was a founding member of the Yellowjackets, which he stayed with until 1983, simultaneously having a solo career and working as a session guitarist. In 1986, Ford toured with Miles Davis and had two separate periods (1985 and 1987) with Sadao Watanabe, but he really seemed to find himself in 1992 when he returned to his roots: the blues. Ford formed a new group, the Blue Line, and subsequently recorded a couple of blues-rock dates for Stretch that are among the finest of his career. In 1999, he released Sunrise on Rhino and Supernatural on Blue Thumb. Ford signed to the Concord Jazz label in 2002 and released Blue Moon that same year, followed by Keep on Running in 2003 and Truth in 2007. That same year, he was a billed special guest on Larry Carlton’s Live in Tokyo. He followed this with the predominantly live Soul on Ten in 2009. In 2013, Ford began his label association with Provogue, and issued the studio album Bringing It Back Home, comprised mostly of blues and R&B covers played by an all-star band. Later that year, he recorded an album with a crack band in a single day at Nashville’s Sound Kitchen Studio. The end result, titled A Day in Nashville, was issued in February of 2014. A year later, Ford returned with Into the Sun, a bright soulful album produced by Niko Bolas and featuring guest spots by ZZ Ward, Keb’ Mo’, and Warren Haynes. – Artist Biography by Scott Yanow

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Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm - Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Album: Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Genre: Blues
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 328 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

2017 album from 5 x Grammy Award winning US bluesman, recorded in Memphis with members of the legendary Hi Rhythm Section. Includes ‘Don’t Steal My Love’.

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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Albums Collection (2006-2012) [FLAC]

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Albums Collection (2006-2012) [FLAC] Download

Artist: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Album: Albums Collection
Genre: Blues
Year: 2006-2012
Size: ~ 1.58 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: WavPack / FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

While they’re only a trio, the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band deliver a sound that lives up to their name, with thick, bass-heavy, blues-based guitar figures and growling vocals accompanied by muscular but minimal drumming and the metallic percussive scratch of a washboard (making them one of the first rock bands to regularly feature the latter instrument since Black Oak Arkansas). The group was formed by guitarist and singer Josh “Reverend” Peyton, who was born and raised in Indiana, and first exposed to music through his father’s record collection, which was heavy on Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan, all artists with their own take on the blues. When Josh was 12 years old, his dad gave him a Kay guitar, and once he grew to know his way around the instrument, he got an amp to go along with it. With his brother Jayme Peyton on drums and a mutual friend on bass, Josh formed his first band, Drive-Thru, and began playing parties and dances as Josh developed a greater passion for vintage blues, ranging from electric blues icons like Muddy Waters and B.B. King to country-blues artists such as Bukka White and Charley Patton. Not long after finishing high school, Josh broke up Drive-Thru after developing a severe case of tendonitis that made it extremely painful for him to play the guitar. However, after a year working as a hotel desk clerk, doctors at the Indiana Hand Center were able to perform surgery that allowed him to play the guitar again, and around the same time, he met a woman named Breezy, who shared his love of the blues. The two fell in love and eventually married; they decided to form a band, with Josh on guitar and vocals, and Breezy on vocals and washboard. Jayme Peyton rounded out the group on drums, and the Big Damn Band was born. The group hit the road hard — they play up to 250 dates a year — and in 2004 cut their first album, The Pork n’ Beans Collection, which they self-released, selling thousands of copies at the merch table at their shows. After two more self-released albums (2006’s Big Damn Nation and 2007’s The Gospel Album), Peyton’s Big Damn Band struck a deal with Side One Dummy, a punk label with a fondness for aggressive roots music, and 2008’s The Whole Fam Damily was their first release for the label. In late 2009, Jayme Peyton left the Big Damn Band, and Aaron “Cuz” Persinger took over the group’s makeshift drum kit (complete with a modified bucket). Two more albums for Side One Dummy followed (2011’s Peyton on Patton, with the group covering the songs of blues legend Charley Patton, and 2012’s Between the Ditches) before Persinger left the Big Damn Band and Ben “Bird Dog” Bussell signed on as drummer in 2013. In 2014, the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band signed a new record deal with the relaunched blues label Yazoo Records; their first release for the company, So Delicious, dropped in January 2015. – Artist Biography by Mark Deming

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Hurricane Ruth – Discography (2011-2017) [FLAC]

Hurricane Ruth - Discography (2011-2017) [FLAC] Download

Artist: Hurricane Ruth
Album: Discography
Genre: Blues
Year: 2011-2017
Size: ~ 1.31 Gb
Source: CDs
Format: FLAC (image + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

“Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is a musical force of nature. She takes the soul and the energy of the greats who came before her and combines them into her own brand of blues that grabs you and doesn’t let go until well after the records are finished playing.” — Dave Tomlinson — Preserving the Blues

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