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Bobby Charles - See You Later, Alligator: 1955-1961 Chess and Imperial Recordings (2016)

Bobby Charles - See You Later, Alligator: 1955-1961 Chess and Imperial Recordings (2016)
RnB, Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Artworks | 01:16:41 | 192 MB
Label: Hoodoo Records | Release Year: 2016

This collector's edition contains 35 remastered studio tracks by Bobby Charles, consisting of all the sensational singles (both A- & B-sides) he made for the Chess and Imperial labels between 1955 and 1961. Several hard-to-find numbers from the same period have also been included here. These magnificent songs are among the finest examples of the genre. Some of the material here isn't available on other collections, nor have these recordings ever been previously compiled together on one CD. This is an essential set for devotees of southern rhythm & blues. /Excerpt from the liner notes.

VA - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 9, 2016
VA - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016)

VA - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:40:32 | 372 Mb
Genre: Blues, Rock, Pop / Label: Alligator Records

Disc set celebrating the 45th anniversary of the world’s premier blues label. Thirty-seven songs and a six-panel digipak with 24-page booklet. The Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection clearly lays out Alligator’s wide-ranging, forward-looking vision with tracks from newer voices—Selwyn Birchwood, Toronzo Cannon, Shemekia Copeland, Moreland & Arbuckle and Jarekus Singleton—seamlessly programmed next to legendary artists like Curtis Salgado, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Joe Louis Walker, Delbert McClinton, Anders Osborne, The Holmes Brothers, Guitar Shorty, JJ Grey & Mofro, Ann Rabson and Roomful Of Blues. Together, the Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection presents a comprehensive portrait of this singular, rooted, soul-stirring American music. No repeat tracks from our five previous anniversary samplers.

VA - Alligator Records - 25th Anniversary Collection  Music

Posted by dirk1 at May 27, 2006
VA - Alligator Records - 25th Anniversary Collection

VA - Alligator Records - 25th Anniversary Collection
Blues | MP3 192 kbps | 206 MB


Lonnie Mack - STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING - Released 1985 - Alligator Records - 320kbs/stereo/MP3 - 100mb


The classic, knockout album by the essential roadhouse rocker, Lonnie Mack. Co-produced and with guest appearances by his #1 disciple, Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 392 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Alligator Records | # ALCD 4892 | Time: 00:51:46

A continuation of the sound established on his Alligator debut, I Smell Smoke is even more impressive than its much-heralded predecessor. While vocally Michael Burks still invites comparison to Albert King, especially on gospel-fried ballads like "Lie to Me" (the Flying V guitar he sports on this album's cover shot further reinforces the similarities between the two artists), his guitar work has become more electrified and confident. With a tone sounding at times like Eric Clapton's psychedelic work in Cream and a rugged four-piece band supporting him, this is a tough, uncompromising contemporary blues/blues-rock/R&B album that doesn't pull punches. Co-produced and mixed by veteran Jim Gaines, the sound is professional but not polished, with Burks' strong persona commanding attention. However, the songs – which are far above average – are as important as the performance. Mostly written by outside sources, Burks avoids the crowd-pleasing covers that populate his live shows, instead digging into obscure tunes such as Latimore's "Let the Doorknob Hit You," delivering them with his gutsy punch.

Elvin Bishop - Ace In The Hole (1995)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 7, 2016
Elvin Bishop - Ace In The Hole (1995)

Elvin Bishop - Ace In The Hole (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 374 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 104 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD 4833

Elvin Richard Bishop is an American blues and rock musician as singer and guitarist, a bandleader, and a recording artist, having released over two dozen studio and live albums to date, including a #3 charting U.S. hit single. He was an original member of the historic 1960s group, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and as such, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Cow Fingers And Mosquito Pie (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 6, 2016
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Cow Fingers And Mosquito Pie (1991)

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Cow Fingers And Mosquito Pie (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 129 Mb
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll | Label: Epic/Sony | # ESCA 7507 | Time: 00:49:07

Cow Fingers and Mosquito Pie is a magically weird 19-song collection of the bizarre shouter's mid-'50s OKeh/Epic output, when he was at the height of his strange and terrifying vocal powers. In addition to the prerequisite "I Put a Spell on You," and the surreal rockers "Yellow Coat," "Hong Kong," "Alligator Wine," and "Little Demon"; there's the amusing "There's Something Wrong With You"; a previously unissued "You Ain't Foolin' Me"; and a deranged takeoff on the cowboy ditty "Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle." And what Screamin' Jay Hawkins does to the formerly stately "I Love Paris," and "Orange Colored Sky" is truly indescribable!.

Katie Webster - The Swamp Boogie Queen (1988)  Music

Posted by uff at Oct. 3, 2016
Katie Webster - The Swamp Boogie Queen (1988)

Katie Webster - The Swamp Boogie Queen (1988)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Alligator, ALCD 4766 | rel: 1988 | 305Mb

Lovable Katie Webster had some high-profile help for this impressive comeback album – Bonnie Raitt shares the vocal on "Somebody's on Your Case" and plays guitar on "On the Run"; Kim Wilson duets with Webster for a cover of Johnnie Taylor's "Who's Making Love" (a track that Robert Cray contributes crisp guitar to).

Lil' Ed & Blues Imperials - The Big Sound Of (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 24, 2016
Lil' Ed & Blues Imperials - The Big Sound Of (2016)

Lil' Ed & Blues Imperials - The Big Sound Of (2016)
Chicago Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:52:42 | 126 MB
Label: Alligator Records | Release Year: 2016

The Big Sound Of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Electrifying, raucous, pure Chicago blues….Lil’ Ed is a guitarist extraordinaire….slashing slide and flamboyant stage persona. —Chicago Tribune Rough and ready blues played with unmitigated intensity…Swirling, snarling, riveting slide….The Blues Imperials pound out riffs and rhythms like they’re overdosing on boogie juice. Scorching and soulful, joyous and stomping. —Living Blues In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for almost 30 years.

Roy Buchanan - Hot Wires (1987)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Aug. 12, 2016
Roy Buchanan - Hot Wires (1987)

Roy Buchanan - Hot Wires (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Alligator Records, ALCD 4756 | ~ 312 or 109 Mb | Scans Included
Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Modern Electric Blues

Master guitarist Roy Buchanan elevates his already astronomical musical standard on his third Alligator release, HOT WIRES. With his searing tone, fluid runs, screeching harmonics, dynamics experiments, and grab bag of scratches, wails, and noodles, Buchanan's Fender often sounds less like a guitar than a channel for highly articulate alien intelligence…