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Pinetop Perkins & Hubert Sumlin - Legends (1998)

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Pinetop Perkins & Hubert Sumlin - Legends (1998)

Pinetop Perkins & Hubert Sumlin - Legends (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Piano Blues, Boogie-Woogie | Label: Telarc | # CD-83446 | Time: 00:55:39

Primarily known as sidemen, pianist Pinetop Perkins and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, if not as widely recognized as the artists they've supported, do have something of a legendary status in the blues world. Thus, this CD where the two of them take the lead (providing vocals as well) is aptly titled. The material consists mainly of longtime standards such as "Got My Mojo Working," "Rock Me Baby," "Hoochie Coochie Man," and "The Sky Is Crying," all performed with the considerable skill attained through years of experience. If Perkins and Sumlin's approach to these tunes isn't exactly innovative, it is rock solid and energetic, with plenty of excellent lead work from them both. Also notable is Annie Raines's harmonica, which provides solid counterpoint to the two leads, and occasionally takes the lead on its own.

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 8: 1952 (2003)

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V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 8: 1952 (2003)

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 8: 1952 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 264 MB | Covers - 65 MB
Genre: Boogie-Woogie, R&B, Country Blues, Rock 'n' Roll | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (FA 358)

This is the eighth (and last) volume in a series of double-disc anthologies from French label Fremeaux Records that chronicles the years that led up to the birth of rock & roll. While the magic year of 1954 is usually accepted as the dawn of the rock & roll age, the whole matter has always generated a good deal of debate, and this installment in the Fremeaux series only muddies the waters, since the year it covers, 1952, shows things rocking along pretty well. One could argue that some of the tracks here, like Wally Mercer's wonderful "Rock Around the Clock," are really just speeded-up R&B, and technically, that's probably so, but there's no denying that something resembling the rock & roll attitude is already in full swing in 1952…

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 7: 1951 (2002)

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V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 7: 1951 (2002)

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 7: 1951 (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 476 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 228 MB | Covers - 68 MB
Genre: Boogie-Woogie, R&B, Country Blues, Swing, Rock 'n' Roll | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (FA 357)

In the Roots of Rock N' Roll series, this volume covers 1951, a year flowing with lively, rhythmic and humorous master-pieces - all the ingredients for pure Rock 'n' Roll. Fats Domino, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Wynonie Harris are still around. But they have to make room for the newcomers who are to add spice to Rock 'n' Roll - Little Richard, Bill Haley. Big Mama Thornton…

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 6: 1950 (2001)

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V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 6: 1950 (2001)

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 6: 1950 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 466 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 231 MB | Covers - 55 MB
Genre: Boogie-Woogie, R&B, Blues, Swing, Rock 'n' Roll | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (FA 356)

This CD is part of a comprehensive study of the early influences of rock & roll. The blues and rhythm & blues sound created by African American artists, as well as a few crossover Anglo musicians, in the late '30s, '40s, and the '50s, laid the foundation for what was to become rock & roll. It was a sound characterized by a throbbing drumbeat and sensual notes on piano and horns, often with lyrics to match its earthy quality. Volume six collects some notable recordings of the year 1950, just before the big rock & roll explosion caused by artists such as Bill Haley & His Comets and Elvis Presley. The compilation makes clear the great musical debt these artists, who became rich and famous, owed to earlier artists, many of whom remained poor and obscure…

Fats Domino - Out Of New Orleans [8CD Box Set] (1993)

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Fats Domino - Out Of New Orleans [8CD Box Set] (1993)

Fats Domino - Out Of New Orleans [8CD Box Set] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 2,78 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,19 GB | Covers - 670 MB
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Blues, Rock & Roll | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bear Family Records (BCD 15541 HI)

An amazing piece of work - a massive eight-disc boxed set that contains every one of Fats Domino's 1949-1962 Imperial waxings. That's a tremendous load of one artist, but the legacy of Domino and his partner Dave Bartholomew is so consistently innovative and infectious that it never grows tiresome for a second. From the clarion call of "The Fat Man," Domino's 1949 debut, to the storming "Dance with Mr. Domino" in 1962, he typified everything charming about Crescent City R&B, his Creole patois and boogie-based piano a non-threatening vehicle for the rise of rock & roll.

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 5: 1949 (2000)

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V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 5: 1949 (2000)

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 5: 1949 (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 485 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 228 MB | Covers - 56 MB
Genre: Boogie-Woogie, Swing, Country Blues, Rock 'n' Roll | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (FA 355)

To discover the origins of rock & roll, one has to return to the music of the 1930s and '40s, when the blues and rhythm & blues ruled the airwaves. The musical geniuses of these genres were primarily African American, although a few Anglo artists crossed over into the earthy music played in dance halls and on the radio. Few of these artists cashed in like their spiritual descendants a generation later. Nonetheless, they have left a legacy in song of their rich tradition. This CD is part of a series that traces the colorful history of rock & roll to its source. Making an appearance are New Orleans R&B giants Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. Other well-known artists include B.B. King, Wynonie Harris, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Louis Jordan, Champion Jack Dupree, and the Sons of the Pioneers…

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 4: 1948 (1999)

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V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 4: 1948 (1999)

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 4: 1948 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 408 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Early R&B, Country Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (FA 354)

Rock & roll music scholars debate when the genre really began and which artist produced its first recording. But critics can agree that the music which defined a generation had its roots in the blues and rhythm & blues artists of the 1940s. Many of those early artists were African Americans who saw their songs recorded by young white musicians who liked their music so well they thought they wrote it. Setting aside the important issues of copyright piracy and musical equities, the kaleidoscope of contributors to the rock & roll idiom makes for interesting listening. This CD is part of a series that goes back to those days in the 1940s before rock & roll had a name and started a cultural revolution. This volume focuses on the year 1948, when an avalanche of great music was released, all bearing the throbbing beat that was to characterize the music later called rock & roll…

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 3: 1947 (1998)

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V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 3: 1947 (1998)

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 3: 1947 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 256 MB | Covers - 59 MB
Genre: Early R&B, Country Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (FA 353)

The year was 1947: World War II was over and there was music in the air, with Frank Sinatra making teenagers swoon. On other airways, primarily black radio stations, another, earthier music was being played which would become the foundation for what is now called rock & roll. Back then it was called the blues and rhythm & blues, and its voices had names like Wynonie Harris, Willie Dixon, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Among its musicians were Big Bill Broonzy, Hosea Sapp, and Thunder Smith. This CD is part of a series that chronicles the history of this music that was to have such an impact on rock & roll. This volume collects some of the great hits of 1947, when many baby boomers were born, who would go on to become the major supporters of the idiom…

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 2: 1938-1946 (1997)

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V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 2: 1938-1946 (1997)

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 2: 1938-1946 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 238 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Country Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (FA 352)

This CD is volume two in a series produced by Frenchman Bernard Frémeaux and his associates that explores the roots of rock & roll in the blues and rhythm & blues of the late '30s, the '40s, and the early '50s. The songs of that era were sung by primarily African American musical artists and became the inspiration for the phenomenon known as rock & roll. The music features hard-driving rhythms, as well as a sensuousness in both style and lyrics. Many of the early rock & roll stars, notably Elvis Presley, drew on this rich tradition. Unlike the King, most of these musicians received little notice or remuneration from the white audiences that devoured rock & roll music from the '50s on. In this volume of the collection, the music comes from as early as 1938 and carries up through 1946…

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 1: 1927-1938 (1996)

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V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 1: 1927-1938 (1996)

V.A. - Roots of Rock N' Roll, Vol. 1: 1927-1938 (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 237 MB | Covers - 78 MB
Genre: Country Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (FA 351)

The story usually goes that rock & roll was born in 1954 when a young truck driver named Elvis Presley opted to sing black blues his way, and there is no debate that Presley became a catalyst for the explosion that became known as rock & roll. But like most explosions, it had been brewing for a while, and this is the case that Roots of Rock & Roll, Volume 1: 1927-1938 (from the French label Frémeaux) tries to present, drawing together early blues, jazz, folk, and country 78 rpm's in a two-disc package that spans genres and styles. That rock & roll was an evolutionary sponge, soaking up elements of all of these music strands, is obvious, but pinpointing exact musical ancestors can be tough. It is difficult to imagine, for example, some of the artists collected here as proto-rockers (Louis Armstrong, Gene Autrey, Django Reinhardt)…

James Booker - New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live! (1977) CD Reissue 1992

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James Booker - New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live! (1977) CD Reissue 1992

James Booker - New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live! (1977) CD Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Label: Rounder Records | # ROUNDER CD 2027 | Time: 00:37:42
New Orleans Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues

Why so much of what pianist/vocalist James Booker recorded in the 1970s didn't surface until the '90s is a mystery, but that's secondary compared to the greatness routinely presented on this CD. It contains nine Booker selections that he performed at the 1977 Boogie Woogie & Ragtime Piano Contest held in Zurich. His relentless, driving style, ability to switch from a hard-hitting tune to a light, soft one without skipping a beat, and his wild mix of sizzling keyboard licks and bemused, manic vocals are uniformly impressive. Piano Wizard a bit short for a CD at 37 minutes, but it has so much flamboyant music and singing that it shouldn't be missed.

Hadda Brooks - Swingin' The Boogie Volume 2 (2003)

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Hadda Brooks - Swingin' The Boogie Volume 2 (2003)

Hadda Brooks - Swingin' The Boogie Volume 2 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 147 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 48 MB
Genre: Boogie-Woogie, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ace Records (CDCHM 889)

While Ace's previous Hadda Brooks disc, Romance in the Dark, concentrated on her excellent mellow vocal sides, it left the instrumental boogie-woogie aspect of her musical talents unexplored. Swingin' the Boogie corrects that with this amazing release. Brooks recorded many of these tunes for the Modern label, initially released on 78s. Often after the "official session" concluded, there was still studio time available. In these instances, Brooks would pound out amazing boogie-woogie tracks for kicks. Swingin' the Boogie is the first disc to focus entirely on that output. Among the 18 tracks, six were previously unissued, and it includes the rare original flip side of "Swingin' the Boogie," "Just a Little Blusie."

VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set

VA - Broke, Black & Blue: An Anthology Of Blues Classics And Rarities (2005) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 684 Mb | Scans ~ 271 Mb
Label: Proper Records | # PROPERBOX 7 | Time: 04:59:19
Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Delta Blues, Piedmont Blues, Boogie-Woogie

Broke, Black & Blue delivers multiple surprises within its 100 songs of prewar blues. Arranged chronologically by Joop Visser, the set admirably covers the first 22 years of recorded blues, 1924 to 1946, from vaudeville and Delta to boogie-woogie and jump blues. It's a swell gift for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of blues. But old-timers will be pleased, too, as special attention has been paid to culling rare and idiosyncratic tracks by the well-known and the obscure. The first three discs present single tracks by artists as diverse as the Memphis Jug Band, De Ford Bailey, Tommy Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Peetie Wheatstraw, Lonnie Johnson, and Bukka White, alongside unknowns such as Isaiah "The Mississippi Moaner" Nelson, Barbecue Bob and Laughing Charley, Ed Andrews, Chicken Wilson, and Bumble Bee Slim. On the fourth disc, this convention is jettisoned to luxuriate in a series of very rare sides of lovely, oddly subdued boogie-woogie and jump blues by Jimmie Gordon, Johnny Temple, and Lee Brown.