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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Anthology Of The Blues Vol. 1 - 12

Recordings originally made for the Bihari brothers' Modern label in the 1940s and 1950s were subject to several reissue campaigns throughout the following decades. Kent Records, established by the Biharis after Modern had gone bankrupt, was the most qualified company to take on this task, especially in contrast to the efforts of more cut-rate outfits such as United Superior and Crown. 
So here you have all 12 volumes of 'The Anthology Of The Blues" series originally released in 1969/70 on Kent.... though some of the LP's used are on the United or Musidisc labels.

Legend of Elmore James: http://www89.zippyshare.com/v/olggb077/file.html
Memphis Blues: http://www89.zippyshare.com/v/A6CzfvlZ/file.html
California Blues: http://www89.zippyshare.com/v/UiWTUANR/file.html
Blues From The Deep South: http://www89.zippyshare.com/v/533N3yZJ/file.html
Texas Blues: http://www89.zippyshare.com/v/itZEbGVm/file.html
Detroit Blues: http://www92.zippyshare.com/v/3SbLr5bp/file.html
(correct link for Detroit)
Arkansas Blues: http://www75.zippyshare.com/v/CaDKGRr5/file.html
Lightnin' Hopkins: http://www75.zippyshare.com/v/5ktkmYhH/file.html
Mississippi Blues: http://www75.zippyshare.com/v/Yl0iiGv0/file.html
Resurection Of Elmore James: http://www75.zippyshare.com/v/OrhH0TDd/file.html
B.B. King: http://www75.zippyshare.com/v/OvtZKLNE/file.html
West Coast Blues: http://www75.zippyshare.com/v/Cnz9KEnK/file.html

Re-post request.
Here is a link to Stefan Wirz's excellent site  for all the track lists:
http://www.wirz.de/music/kentafrm.htm

23 comments:

Leroy Slim said...

What a great anthology...Elmore James was and still is the greatest slide guitar player!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!

Juanjo said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Amazing...I have a few of these....back in the day buying these on vinyl was da chit!

Anonymous said...

awesome set !!! the elmore james stuff is still timeless as always you da man !!! Maple Blues

Quibus said...

thanks so much for this fantastic collection!

Anonymous said...

Something seems to be wrong with volumes 1 and 11, they can can't be extracted completely.

JCO
Waterloo, Iowa

lemonflag said...

Thanks

Xyros said...

I just downloaded and tested vol. 1 and 11 and they extracted alright for me. Anyone else have problems with unpacking the rar file?

Anonymous said...

I just tried Volume 1 again and the same thing happened, it could not be decompressed entirely. Tracks 2 and 7 didn't download.

JCO
Waterloo, Iowa

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making those missing files available!

JCO
Waterloo, Iowa

Quibus said...

thanks very much for Elmore James!

Anonymous said...

Some rare Allen Toussaint stuff, perhaps?
Serge.

routeur 66 said...

thank's

dirac2357 said...

Thanks for these! (I just found this page)
B.B.King link is dead .. any chance of a reup?

Thanks again!
hlr

Xyros said...

@Dirac2357, B.B. King has a new link for you.

dirac2357 said...

Thanks very much for B.B.King!

hlr

Bob Mac said...

Remember when this series first appeared on vinyl, was big news in the blues collector world. Loved the BB King in this series and played the LP to death, he's got a dirty rough guitar tone on some of these very early tracks.

Anonymous said...

Links don't work anymore. Any chance of reupload? These are rare. Thank you.

Xyros said...

@ Anonymous, I'll get around to re-posting the Blues Anthology series in about 2 weeks

Anonymous said...

Hi!

Thanx for these GREAT comps!!

Cheers!

Ciao! For now.
rntcj

Ballas said...

The link for Detroit Blues is incorrect - it gives you the post-war blues album.

Anonymous said...

Rganks so much, it's fantastic!!! Roberto