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среда, 23 сентября 2020 г.

Bobby Radcliff - Hard Hitting

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 45:08 
Size: 103,6 MB 
Label: Homework Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. High Cost of Living - 4:29
 2. Why Baby - 3:11
 3. Part Time Love - 5:34
 4. Man or Mouse - 5:13
 5. In The Open - 2:43
 6. Mardi Gras In New Orleans - 2:33
 7. I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday - 2:00
 8. I Wonder Why - 4:08
 9. Since I Met You Baby - 3:27
10. Talkin' About My Friends - 4:27
11. Please Don't Leave Me - 4:39
12. Bobby's Rock - 2:39

The toast of the New York blues scene Bobby Radcliff has enlisted a choice group of musicians from Finland and Sweden to back him on his latest project. This effort was recorded at Suprovox Studios, Finland. The guitarist-singer offers up twelve diverse blues covers with just a two guitar, bass and drums line up. He shares lead guitar duties with Jonne Kulluvaara from Helsinki, Finland. The sound is ok except for the fact that the drums tend to be mixed a little low. “High Cost Of Living” is a slow-ish blues with skittering guitars with Bobby’s matter-of-fact vocals that set fine here. He shows a more exuberant vocal performance on the lively “Why Baby”. The band chugs along nicely on “Man Or Mouse”. Freddie King’s instrumental “In The Open” gets it just deserves as the guys give it a run for its’ money. Up next is a two song visit to the New Orleans music scene, leading off with Professor Longhair’s perennial “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” were the rhythmic guitars make up for the usual piano parts. “The Fat Man” Fats Domino gets the Bobby Radcliff treatment on his “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday”. Fats’ warm vocal is missed, but Bobby does it proud.Jimmy Dawkins’ “I Wonder Why” takes things back to the good old Chicago blues. This versatile guitar band shows its mellow side on the Ivory Joe Hunter classic “Since I Met You Baby” that finds Bobby in fine voice. “Sometimey” friends are the subject on the reality checking “Talkin’ About My Friends”. This time they cover a more obscure Fats Domino track in “Please Don’t Leave Me”. It’s another New Orleans Rhythm And Blues gem featuring vocal-guitar call and response. Shop closes up with Elmore James’ instrumental “Bobby’s Rock” to take things out in style. Here with have another keeper of the traditional blues that keeps things fresh and up to date. A steady vocalist, two well versed guitarist and a crack rhythm section what self respecting blues fanatic could want more? In a perfect world I would of liked the drums a bit more up front, but that’s a minor quibble. This band rocks out the blues in grand fashion.Recorded in Finland with Jonne Kulluvaara(guitar),Mikko Peltola(drums) and Magnus Lanhammer(bass) Enginered by Tomi Leino.2019,Homework Records Finland (http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/bobby-radcliff-hard-hitting-album-review/)/

понедельник, 21 сентября 2020 г.

Cameron Milford - Trouble Find You

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 32:19 
Size: 74,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Alt.Country Rock/ Blues Rock
Art: Front 
Tracks Listing:
 1. Come Undone - 3:09
 2. Trouble Find You - 3:08
 3. Look What You've Done To Me - 2:29
 4. Seven Dollar Haircut - 3:17
 5. Walk Beside - 3:20
 6. Feeling Like A Saturday Night - 2:14
 7. Cigarettes For Lunch - 2:54
 8. This Young Again - 3:40
 9. Humankind - 3:54
10. October Again - 4:11

My good mate Cameron Milford has released his first album in 7 years today, ‘Trouble Find You’. You should definitely check it out! 
From bangers like ‘Feeling Like a Saturday Night’  to grooving tunes like ‘Come Undone’, to the dark title track ‘Trouble Find You’ — this album is timeless, full of BRILLIANT songwriting, and badass Alt Country vibes/ Apart from being an incredible songwriter, musician, and producer, Cam is such a humble and supportive guy. Cam saw something in my songwriting early on, and spent A LOT of time helping me hone my songwriting skills, and my musicianship — thankless hours. Cam is too modest to broadcast heavily about this release but if you have the time, please give it a listen or share it with someone who might dig it 

воскресенье, 20 сентября 2020 г.

Stevie & The Sleepers - Stevie & The Sleepers


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 54:13 
Size: 124,4 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. In The Delta - 2:44
 2. Bury Me - 3:53
 3. Favourite Song - 3:41
 4. Jimmy - 2:35
 5. Fly - 3:29
 6. Young Again - 4:50
 7. Shouldn't Of - 3:00
 8. Cowboy - 3:53
 9. Rumbling - 6:02
10. Landline - 3:10
11. Laugh At Your Funeral - 4:28
12. The Beast - 5:57
13. Save You - 6:24

This album is dedicated in loving memory of Eliza Joy Grumont.
We would like to thank our families and friends for all their love and support in making the album. We could not have done it without you. You mean the world to us. Special mentions; our mums and dads - Sharon and Jon, Mick and Linda, Brian and Maureen, and Amanda and Gordon. Jason's wife Taryn, Ben's partner Sabi, Scott's partner and son, Lynsey & Felix, Lachlan's partner and kids, Bacara, Eddie and Finn, and Stevie's loves, Daphne, Joel, Bianca and Rohan. Thank you to Alex Gooding, Loretta Miller, Tracey Miller and all of the artists that performed on the album. Special thanks to Angela Chiaravalloti. You were an integral part of the band for many years and always a dear friend. To those we lost along the way. We love and remember you always. Jon Grumont, Dominic Chiaravalloti, Duro and Ana Fados, and Ivan and Ljuba Pek. Thank you to Glenn Scott for producing the album, and Sabrina Robertson for your guidance and support.

Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years of Robert Johnson


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 43:45 
Size: 101,3 MB 
Label: Big Records
Styles: Blues / Electric Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Come On In My Kitchen - 4:30
 2. Ramblin' On My Mind - 4:51
 3. When You Got A Good Friend - 4:02
 4. Cross Road Blues - 5:37
 5. Preachin' Blues - 4:04
 6. Kind Hearted Woman - 4:07
 7. If I Had Posession Over Judgement Day - 4:14
 8. Last Fair Deal Gone Done - 5:47
 9. All My Love Is Love In Vain - 3:10
10. Sweet Home Chicago - 3:18

The Robert Johnson tribute album is nearly a rite of passage, a way to signal your deep love and understanding of the blues. Certainly, when Eric Clapton cuts a record of Johnson, it signals his roots -- and when Todd Rundgren dabbles, it smacks of a prank -- but when Big Head Todd & the Monsters do a centennial celebration of the legend, it feels something like a bid for credibility. To that end, the group has some heavy-hitters in its corner, with cameos by the legends B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, Charlie Musselwhite, and Honeyboy Edwards lending this a blues authenticity that the group never quite managed previously, but 100 Years of Robert Johnson isn’t anchored with a blues beat; it swings with some supper club soul-jazz and just a hint of clean popping funk, everything relaxed enough to allow for some solos that never last long enough to lose a listener’s attention. There’s not a lot of grit here, not even when the Big Head Blues Club strips down to acoustic guitars for “Kind Hearted Woman” or “All My Love’s in Vain,” and if there is no trace of a haunted soul in Todd Park Mohr’s vocals -- something that does hamstring “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day” and “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” -- his singing suits the smooth, easy spirit of the sessions, one where the songs are an excuse to jam, not a reason to dig into the depths of a soul.

суббота, 19 сентября 2020 г.

Malaya Blue - Still

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:49 
Size: 108,4 MB 
Label: Blue Heart Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Down to the Bone - 3:39
 2. It's a Shame - 4:24
 3. Love Can Tell - 4:45
 4. Why Is Peace So Hard? - 5:48
 5. Love of Your Life - 3:39
 6. Kiss My Troubles Away - 3:46
 7. Settle Down Easy - 4:32
 8. Down to the Bottom - 5:14
 9. These Four Walls - 4:02
10. I Can't Be Loved - 3:06
11. Hot Love - 3:48

Anyone who thought, or was worried, that UK blues-soul diva Malaya Blue may have retired early can relax again. Here she is, still roaring along full-tilt, with her ever-full-on vocal delivery and shades of blues, rock, soul and jazz rippling along in her wake. With ‘Still,’ her latest offering, Blue brings a sure-fire touch with both vocals and song-writing qualities that can only add to her growing appeal and international acclaim.
Malaya Blue has taken some time out to literally race through a heavy higher-education programme resulting in a doctorate being awarded, before returning to the studio to deliver this remarkable, rounded twelve-track release. With production duties managed by the legendary US producer, Denis Walker, and supported by Robert Cray’s right-hand man, bassist and writer Richard Cousins, the resulting quality of the album could seldom ever be in doubt. Other musicians featuring include the UK blues-keys master, Stevie Watts, very much the go-to-guy for tasteful keyboard work in the European blues arena.
The title track is a searing piece, with Blue’s voice never missing a beat, heart-wrenchingly touching and demanding while her song-writing skills also take a centre-stage slot. Anyone who loved her previous offerings, ‘Bourbon Street’ in 2014 followed by the genuinely wonderful, ‘Heartbreak’ a few years later, in 2016, will maybe find this latest release more rounded and subtle with some sensitive, strong ballads pulsing through the mix more than we’re used to. But that’s no bad thing here. With a voice as good as this, almost anything’s possible.

Johnny and the MoTones - Highway 51


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 41:03 
Size: 94,1 MB 
Label: Altenburgh Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Going To Carolina - 4:13
 2. Baby Can You Shake It - 3:58
 3. Highway 51 - 4:04
 4. Make It - 3:44
 5. Long Live The Pack - 3:08
 6. 1974 VW Bus - 5:28
 7. Tell Me Something - 4:00
 8. Rain - 3:51
 9. Who's That Rocker - 4:31
10. Wait For Me - 4:01

“Highway 51 starts in Hurley, Wisconsin and ends in New Orleans, Louisiana…like the MoTones sound!” This quote describes Mitch Viegut (guitars, lead vocals) and Johnny Altenbrugh (piano, lead vocals) 5th album aptly. Their newest effort to get to here from there shows just how far they’ve come. This two-headed blues monster album is partly recorded in Nashville at Warner Brothers Recording Studios. This Nashville connection shows their desire to hit the road and explore what’s out there beyond their home turf. They also recorded at a couple of studios in their home state as well. As of April they hit #7 on the RMR (Roots Music Report). The results are in and they are getting some buzz.
The core group is tight featuring: Bruce Lammers on bass; Ryan Korb on drums; John Greiner on Tenor Sax and Pat Phalen on trumpet. “Also appearing…” seems to be the listing of another full outfit of Nashville players. That crew consists of Travis King on drums; Thomas Banks on bass; Paula Hall on backing vocals; Tom Washatka on tenor sax; and Ben Peterson on trumpet. Both sides of the coin match well.
The two lead vocalists couldn’t be more different. Mitch has the classic rocking blues scream that is sweet, smooth and pairs well with his swinging slide guitar parts and classic crunchy rock sound. John is the softer side. He has the snarky barroom singer/ songwriter style of a David Bromberg. He pleasantly reflects on what could have been and what’s not going to be but that it will all turn out OK in the end. Mitch sings about girls gone bad and other hard luck stories soaked in road weary grit. He’s game for the next day wherever that may be. John’s more of the stay at home guy trying to sneak out for the evening and Mitch is trying to find his home on the road after many late nights.
The best example of John’s storytelling is “Make It”. Which is a hit in the sense that a band that is clearly not going to make it still believing they’re “…gonna make it now”. This is so self-deluding that it’s funny. It’s also sweet and charming enough for everyone to relate to, not just musicians listening to their latest studio recording and proclaiming a fact before it happens, then having to take a job at the local whatever. His piano playing rollicks along keeping the flames of hope alive. Mitch has his charms too albeit darker and drunker in nature. “Tell Me Something” is a tale of his gal that he just knows there is something rotten about her past or her family, and he’s begging anyone with information to let him in on it so at least he’s forewarned about the storm-a-coming.
The best tune is the instrumental “Long Live The Pack” a “Peter Gunn Theme” styled affair with many classic big blues band twists and turns. This seems to be their sweet spot where their playing together meshes so well that it’s just one band doing their thing and making the crowd go wild in the process. Throughout the album they take turns lead singing. It’s a one for me, one for you situation. Each song is distinctly different in style and mood which is nice for variety. The only missed opportunity is not doing a song together vocally either trading verses and meeting on the chorus or working up a clever harmony here and there.
The take away is that this album is all originals without being derivative sounding. It contains some of the best composed of today’s music. They are seasoned pros with serious chops that do not go to waste. Are they gonna “Make It”? Well that all depends on what’s making it in today’s fractured America. They get to do what they love and get to live to play another day. Maybe that is what it’s all about after all.

Johnny and The Motones - Nothin' To Lose

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 53:28 
Size: 122,8 MB 
Label: Altenburgh Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front + Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Nothin' To Lose - 3:49
 2. Baby Don't Jump - 3:31
 3. That's Why I Sing The Blues - 4:48
 4. Runaround - 4:07
 5. Rosie - 3:36
 6. Wish You Were Young Again - 5:02
 7. Maybe Baby - 4:15
 8. (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover - 3:33
 9. Crazy People - 5:40
10. One More Step - 5:19
11. Taste Of The Strange - 4:15
12. Hey Joe - 5:29

Next to milk and cheese, Johnny And The MoTones may be favorite export from Wisconsin. Keyboardist Johnny Altenburgh has assembled a twelve piece band that includes hot horns, great guitar and a rhythm section that explores the essence of jump blues, contemporary blues and a large dose of R&B. The CD begins with the swinging sounds of the title track "Nothin' To Lose" and "Baby Don't Jump" both these tracks would fill any dance floor. After working up a sweat on the dance floor, the band slows things down with the contemporary blues sounds of "That's Why I sing The Blues" The Johnny Altenburgh original "Wish You Were Young Again" showcases his writing talents and can touch every nerve of your fiber. "The White Cliffs of Dover" is a classic that is set to a jump blues sound and features some amazing vocals from Kevin Moore. The band then sets into three tracks that show their talents at modern day R&B before ending with the classic Hendrix track "Hey Joe". You have Nothin' To Lose by experiencing this great disc, but everything to loose if you don't.

Casey James - If You Don't Know By Now

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 62:45 
Size: 143,8 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Live Life - 3:24
 2. Shake Some Salt - 5:04
 3. Girl's Got Something - 3:28
 4. Real - 4:08
 5. Don't Break a Heart - 3:21
 6. Here to Please - 4:10
 7. If You Dont Know By Now - 5:40
 8. Wish Me Luck - 5:23
 9. Be Mine - 5:02
10. Come on Saturday Night - 3:18
11. Nothin But Time - 4:31
12. A Better Place - 6:47
13. Faith - 4:02
14. (More) Faith - 4:21

With his 2017 album Strip It Down, Casey James made the blues project he’d always envisioned.  Now with the 2020 follow-up, If You Don’t Know By Now, James digs in deeper on the genre, exploring its range while setting himself apart as an inspired, melodic guitarist and as an expressive, soulful vocalist. It’s a stark commitment to a musical form lodged firmly in his soul. The songs often stretch 5-8 minutes, giving him plenty of space to explore the full character of his guitar skills in tandem with such disparate sounds as the Chicago blues bar anthem “Don’t Break A Heart,” the Latimore-like R&B ballad “Wish Me Luck” and the Marley-tipped “Be Mine.”
James attacked If You Don’t Know By Now with a new level of confidence, thanks in part to his affirming experience with Strip It Down. He had come to national attention as a contestant on American Idol, using his fierce instrumental skills, emotional tenor and musician-next-door approachability to land high among the finalists. The show brought him a recording contract – a major-label country deal, of all things – and he took the offer, though the tight creative limitations on commercial country overlapped only partially with the music at the center of his soul.

пятница, 18 сентября 2020 г.

John Lisi & Delta Funk - Retox

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 54:33 
Size: 125,0 MB 
Label: Rabadash Records
Styles: Blues/Funky Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Cheap Ass Wine - 3:19
 2. Too Much Blood in My Alcohol Stream - 6:57
 3. Good God I'm Blue - 3:12
 4. Bad Bad Whisky - 5:44
 5. I Broke My Smile - 2:29
 6. She Was Drunk When She Told Me She Loves Me - 3:27
 7. Fucked Up Day - 3:33
 8. Beer Soaked Couch Slug ! - 4:29
 9. Whatever Happened to You ? - 3:14
10. One Too Many - 6:07
11. I Ain't Drunk - 3:06
12. P.B.R. Stomp (1 take y’all!) - 8:50

Musicians:
John Lisi – lead vocal, guitars, drums, piano
Jacques Joshua – electric & upright bass, vocal
Eric Bernhardt – saxophones, vocal
Dan Caro – drums, vocal
Jason Ricci – harp, vocal

Retox, the new CD from John Lisi & Delta Funk, is a burning hunk of steamy funky guitar god original blues. Retox is a personal romp down a life full of songs about over-drinking too much, played in the smoking hot guitar of now-sober John Lisi. Retox is a fun-rocking original blues CD with a twist of humor and a great cast of musicians backing up John Lisi.

Mario Rossi Band - The Same Old Street

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 38:05 
Size: 87,3 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I'm Ready - 5:01
 2. Leave a Light On - 2:45
 3. Coffee - 3:54
 4. The Times You Loved Me - 3:24
 5. The Sunshine Jam - 4:08
 6. Too Late, Woman - 2:58
 7. My Guitar and Me - 2:38
 8. Hard Way - 4:05
 9. Overcast Sky - 5:22
10. Go Down the Road - 3:46

Mario Rossi is a Brazilian guitarist and singer based on São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo State/Brazil). He has been moving forward in music since 2004, when he was 18 years old and made his live debut. Nowadays, as a confident player, he treats riffs, licks and melodies with respect and wisdom. He knows where he wants to go!
“I’ve always tried to sing and play in my own way, with my natural characteristics,” Rossi points out. “Even when I play other artists songs, the result takes a direction that runs away from the proposal of addressing just like the originals.”  The guitarist/singer spent the last six years improving his skills as a cover act. Classic songs like ‘Key to the Highway’ or Guitar Slim’s ‘The Things That I Used to Do’ are almost a praxis in his concerts. Also usually appeared in his setlists Elmore James, B.B. King, Peter Green, Johnny Winter and Eric Clapton. Or even Ray Charles’s ‘Come Back Baby’, and lesser-known compositions, such as Peter Green’s ‘Fallin’ Apart’. The Brazilian artist also had two experiences in particular that were unique. In 2013 and then 2015, he joined the band that accompanied the American bluesman John Primer in Brazil. They played in cities in South and Southeast of the country, including a performance on The Noite com Danilo Gentili TV show, screened by the channel SBT –one of the biggest TV channels in Brazil. The final balance of all of that brought a permanent framework.

четверг, 17 сентября 2020 г.

Aubrey Dunham - I Feel Your Love


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 65:23 
Size: 149,9 MB 
Label: A.D. Records and Productions
Styles: Blues/Texas Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Feel Your Love (Yo Sientotu Amor) - 6:22
 2. Down in Houston - 3:28
 3. Let Me Love You All Night - 3:01
 4. Baby Don't Tell Me - 4:23
 5. I Love My Baby - 4:50
 6. Magic Touch - 4:36
 7. I Love My Skinny Woman - 3:17
 8. Making a Fool Of Myself - 4:12
 9. Flyin' High - 3:30
10. Black Cat's Bone - 4:20
11. Down On Bending Knees - 4:04
12. Life's Rainbow (Nature's Song) - 5:19
13. Catch Up With the Blues - 4:39
14. I Feel Your Love (Radio Mix) - 4:38
15. Life's Rainbow (Nature's Song), Radio Mix - 4:37

To play and perform the Blues you have to understand and appreciate the origin of the Blues genre. Today, Aubrey "Bluesdog " Dunham, one of the best Blues acts of his time, has that understanding. After working for more than two decade around the World including his home town's of Houston, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana with some of the best known Legends in the field of Blues music, “The Texas Tenors” "Johnny Clyde Copeland" and others, Aubrey elected to go out on his own. His CD’s, “Now I am singing the Blues” and "I Feel your Love" Tribute to Johnny Clyde Copeland".
His hits, "I used to be a Dog" and "Catch up with the Blues" solidifies that, His Saxophone playing style dazzles audiences with full gritty, boppy sounds that is fun and funky giving his many fans the inspiration to jump and dance. When you feel the need to dance and listen to the Blues -- when you want to have a great time seeing a great Blues act, guarantee your success by selecting the music of the Bluesdog.

Dez Murphy Blues Trio - Callin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 34:38 
Size: 79,4 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Callin' - 4:15
 2. Goldfish Blues - 3:46
 3. All About The Moment - 3:36
 4. Whatever Turns You On - 3:19
 5. Just Aonther Oh Baby - 3:08
 6. A Dozen Red Roses - 3:32
 7. Ride With Me - 2:48
 8. No Mindreader - 3:23
 9. Bo Diddley - 3:50
10. Same Old Time - 2:55

Dez Murphy, Singer/songwriter has long been involved with the music scene, from London in the eighties, to the present day, where he continues to sing, write & perform new material with the Moposogs local writers group based in Monaghan. Dez also hosts his own monthly 'Monaghan Blues Jam' which has been running now for over sixteen years.