Junior Wells

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)  Music

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)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 13, 2015
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.
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) Reissue 1993

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Delmark Records | # DD-612 | Time: 00:45:41

Hoodoo Man Blues is one of the truly classic blues albums of the 1960s, and one of the first to fully document, in the superior acoustics of a recording studio, the smoky ambience of a night at a West Side nightspot. Junior Wells just set up with his usual cohorts – guitarist Buddy Guy, bassist Jack Myers, and drummer Billy Warren – and proceeded to blow up a storm, bringing an immediacy to "Snatch It Back and Hold It," "You Don't Love Me, Baby," "Chitlins con Carne," and the rest of the tracks that is absolutely mesmerizing. Widely regarded as one of Wells' finest achievements, it also became Delmark's best-selling release of all time.
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998)

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Last Time Around: Live At Legends (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Silvertone | # 01241-41629-2 | Time: 00:53:05

Last Time Around – Live At Legends is a fitting farewell to the late, great Junior Wells and his partnership, friendship and kinship with Buddy Guy that lasted decades. The album is a historic release in many ways. It reunites two blues legends who began their unique association in the 1950s. The album was recorded live in March 1993 at Buddy Guy's world-famous Chicago blues mecca Legends, and it's an acoustic document of many classic songs that made both Wells and Guy legends in their own right, such as "She's Alright" and "I've Been There," along with other classic blues standards such as "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Key to the Highway," all delivered with a looseness and power that define both Guy and Wells. It also marks the last time the two ever played together.

Junior Wells - Best Of The Vanguard Years (1998)  Music

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.