Junior Wells Better of With Blues

Junior Wells - Better Off With The Blues (1993) (Repost)  

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 15, 2012
Junior Wells - Better Off With The Blues (1993) (Repost)

Junior Wells - Better Off With The Blues (1993)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 386 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83354)

Wells sings with a salty edge and clarity that are convincing and engaging, and he maintains his good humor even when saddled with less than first-rate material. He provides winning renditions of Ray Charles' "The Train," Merle Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again" and Jimmy Reed's "Honest I Do," plus a good reworking of his own "Messin' With The Kid" and "Goin' Home." But the song that tears the house down is "Oh, Pretty Woman," featuring flashy, exciting guitar from Rico McFarland and Wells' swirling harmonica adding secondary fire. Indeed, Wells' harp playing's another bonus; it's focused and aggressive here. This is pretty good for a 1990s session.

Junior Wells - Best Of The Vanguard Years (1998)  

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 13, 2014
Junior Wells - Best Of The Vanguard Years (1998)

Junior Wells - Best Of The Vanguard Years (1998)
Blues, Chicago Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 69 min | 161 MB
Label: Vanguard Records | Rel: 1998

Best of the Vanguard Years collects Junior Wells' material from the Chicago! The Blues! Today! various-artists series, live and studio tracks from the albums It's My Life, Baby! and Comin' at You, and a smattering of rare and/or unreleased cuts. As a Wells retrospective, it's irredeemably incomplete, covering as it does his output for only one label, but the fine-quality material does make it an engaging listen, and it may be a good way for some collectors to plug holes in their Wells discographies.
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Messin' With The Kids (2006) RE-UP

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Messin' With The Kids (2006)
EAC-FLAC Image with CUE & LOG - 286 MB | Full Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 102 MB
Live At The 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival | 44:44 mins | Label: Sanctuary | Cat. # CMRCD1270

Cut at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival with Stones' bassist Bill Wyman anchoring the rhythm section, the set captures some of the ribald musical repartee that customarily distinguished the pairing of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, though they certainly break no new ground as they roll through their signature songs.
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Play The Blues (1972) {2012, Reissue, Remastered}

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Play The Blues (1972) {2012, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 248 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 90 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 28 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues | ATCO Records / Rhino / Warner Music #8122-79704-8 / WPCR-27526

Limited pressing housed in Japanese mini LP sleeve packaging with obi strip. Digitally remastered edition of this classic '60s Soul release. For years, Motown was always referred to as the most influential Soul label of the '60s. However, one cursory glance at Atlantic's vast catalog of '60s Soul releases proves that Atlantic may have had the edge in regards to it's roster of influential talent. This remaster is just one in a series of Japanese Atlantic Soul and R&B reissues that comes housed in a min LP sleeve, which replicates the excitement of opening the album back when it first came out!

Junior Wells - Junior's Wail: Singles As & Bs 1953-1961 (2014)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at June 20, 2016
Junior Wells - Junior's Wail: Singles As & Bs 1953-1961 (2014)

Junior Wells - Junior's Wail: Singles As & Bs 1953-1961 (2014)
Blues, R&B, Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 73 min | 172 MB
Label: Jasmine Records | Rel: 2014

Wells arrived from Memphis fully formed but possessing a rawness that he would always maintain at the age of 18 as an energetic blues harp wizard and a vocalist with an intense and expressive borderline R&B style, schooled back in Memphis by his cousin, Little Junior "Mystery Train" Parker. It would be hard to name another 18-year-old in his rookie year of recording who ever put out a double-sided single as strong and as iconic as Wells's second one: "Hoodoo Man" (originally by Sonny Boy Williamson #1), which became one of his signature numbers, b/w his own original instrumental, "Junior's Wail," the title song of this collection. (Be careful when listening to the latter, as your jaw may hit the floor around the 0:54 mark.)
Junior Wells - Southside Blues Jam (1970) Expanded Deluxe Edition 2014

Junior Wells - Southside Blues Jam (1970) Expanded Deluxe Edition 2014
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb (incl 5%) | Booklet Scans ~ 130 Mb | Time: 01:13:21
Genre: Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE 628

The follow up to Hoodoo Man Blues (DMK 612), this classic Chicago blues album is now re-issued in an expanded digipak Deluxe Edition containing unissued performances and a 16-page booklet with many never-before-seen photos. The Godfather of Blues, Junior Wells is accompanied by Buddy Guy and Louis Myers, guitar; Otis Spann, piano; Earnest Johnson, bass; Fred below, drums. Recorded December 30, 1969 and January 8, 1970, the five extra performances include Rock Me Baby, an alternate take of I Could Have Had Religion, Junior's In Charge, an eight-minute improvisational studio jam with lots of Otis Spann, and more, 73 minutes. With new notes by producer Bob Koester. A must for blues lovers.
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Drinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin' Dynamite (1988) REPOST

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Drinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin' Dynamite (1988)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Blind Pig BP71182 | rec: 1974 | 325Mb

Cut at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival with Stones' bassist Bill Wyman anchoring the rhythm section, the set captures some of the ribald musical repartee that customarily distinguished the pairing of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, though they certainly break no new ground as they roll through their signature songs.
James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch - Harp Attack! (1990)

James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Billy Branch - Harp Attack! (1990)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Alligator, ALCD 4790 | rel: 1990 | 340Mb

Four Chicago harmonica greats, one eminently solid album. Teamed with Junior Wells, Billy Branch, and Carey Bell, Cotton sings Willie Love's Delta classic "Little Car Blues" and Charles Brown's "Black Night." Wells trades harp solos and vocals, standing front and center on a fine rendition of Sonny Boy II's "Keep Your Hands Out of My Pockets" and the tailor-made "Somebody Changed the Lock" and "Broke and Hungry," obviously relishing the camaraderie between himself and his fellow harmonica giants.

Junior Wells - Live At Theresa's 1975 (2006)  

Posted by Designol at June 17, 2015
Junior Wells - Live At Theresa's 1975 (2006)

Junior Wells - Live At Theresa's 1975 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 564 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Harmonica Blues, Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Delmark Records | # DE 787 | Time: 01:03:51

Recorded at two separate gigs in January 1975 but not issued until 2006, this captures Junior Wells on-stage at Theresa's, one of the most esteemed Chicago blues clubs. It's a little rawer than most live albums; the sound is good, and Wells is in good form, but his band is a little rough (and, particularly on the tracks with guitarist Sammy Lawhorn, a little off-key). But the flaws really aren't too significant, as this is a pretty enjoyable set of electric Chicago blues in its unadulterated vintage form. Wells offers his trademark exuberant blues with touches of rock, soul, and funk, performing a few of his most popular tunes ("Messin' with the Kid," "Snatch It Back and Hold It") and a bunch of classic covers that are more identified with other performers (Slim Harpo's "Scratch My Back," Big Bill Broonzy's "Key to the Highway," St. Louis Jimmy Oden's "Goin' Down Slow," Little Walter's "Juke," Tampa Red's "Love Her with a Feeling," and "Help the Poor," the last popularized by B.B. King).
Junior Wells featuring Buddy Guy - Pleading The Blues (1993)

Junior Wells featuring Buddy Guy - Pleading The Blues (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 325 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Evidence | # ECD 26035-2 | Time: 00:48:28

Recorded on Halloween night in 1979, this pairs up Wells and Guy in a fashion that hasn't been heard since Hoodoo Man Blues, their first, and best collaboration. Solid backing by the Philip Guy band (Buddy's brother) makes this album a rare treat.