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четверг, 26 марта 2020 г.

Jeremy Spencer - Mona

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:52
Size: 103,4 MB
Label: Sibylline Media
Styles:  Blues/Instrumental Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. She's so Cute - 2:55
 2. Cannery Row - 2:54
 3. Invisible Embrace - 3:39
 4. Nomad's Land - 2:43
 5. Mona Goes Disco Psycho - 4:38
 6. Stolen Thunder - 3:49
 7. She's Sorry - 3:32
 8. Mona Lisa Sighs - 3:23
 9. Quatrains - 3:50
10. Mysterious India - 4:51
11. Mona Breaks Out! - 3:59
12. Wisdom Cries - 3:36

Here is another collection featuring Mona, my favourite guitar beauty! Her creator, Jan Ingar Kvisler, is an excellent Norwegian luthier who specialises in wood and tone, and custom-made her for me in 2007. He, being a man of God, told me that he prayed before each session of working on her creation, that he would make no mistakes.
However, to his dismay, he made three significant blunders. The first was that he had miscalculated the length of her distinctive ebony fretboard, resulting in a shorter scale. The second was that when he was carving out the pick-up shapes on her flamed maple topped body, the router gouged out more than was required, necessitating his replacing the customary P90 plastic covers with custom-sized ones of the same maple wood. The third and crowning mistake, which resulted in me christening her ‘Mona’, is due to the varnish machine malfunctioning, resulting in a tiny pattern of cracks resembling the Mona Lisa painting.
Now you see, all the ‘mistakes’ give her character! Ah! An encouraging ‘life-lesson’, no? For better or worse, the seeming ‘mistakes’ in our personality or physical make-up can serve to enhance our individuality!( https://jeremyspencer.com/music/mona/)/


Rick Berthod - Peripheral Visions

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 51:15
Size: 117,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Seeing Sideways - 5:05
 2. Love Hungry - 4:20
 3. One More Chance - 3:56
 4. Memories - 5:41
 5. Much Love - 4:00
 6. Treat Her Right - 5:25
 7. Fly On - 7:10
 8. High Dollar Girl - 5:16
 9. Hard On My Heart - 4:38
10. Broken Middle Finger - 5:41

Rick plays a vintage Fender or a Gibson Lucille guitar autographed to him by  B.B. King.  Rick has shared the stage with B.B. King, Gregg Allman, John Mayall ,Les Dudek &  Savoy Brown on several occasions and with Robben Ford, Etta James, The Yardbirds, Janiva Magness, Chris Duarte, J.J. Cale, Debbie Davies, Delbert McClinton, Robby Kreiger, Coco Montoya, Pat Travers, Peter Wolfe, William Clark, Rod Piazza, Guitar Shorty, Eric Sardinas,Tinsley Ellis & Joe Houston.

Peripheral Visions

понедельник, 23 марта 2020 г.

Triple J - Better Days

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:30
Size: 98,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Better Days - 3:14
 2. So Far So Good - 2:42
 3. I Know Your Name - 3:48
 4. I Smell a Rat - 5:26
 5. Red Rag - 3:23
 6. Better Late Than Never - 4:15
 7. Seven Aint My Lucky Number - 4:00
 8. Woman Like You - 4:12
 9. I Bleed the Same Blood As the Blues - 4:20
10. Stop Messin' Around - 2:53
11. A Good Man Feelin Bad - 4:11

Triple J features lifetime music industry veteran and drumming powerhouse Jeff Rich of Status Quo, Def Leppard and the Climax Blues Band fame, Joined on blues guitar and vocals by a young (ish) larger than life Yorkshireman in the shape of ten year professional Jamie Godfrey . The pair formed Triple J in early 2015 and in that time have played some great shows and seen their first full length album take shape. Jeff and Jamie set about attempting to capture the catalog of songs they had written during this time on record, the result being a full length, 12 track, blues rock album entitled Chapter 1. the record features songs that will cater for all tastes but its Roots are firmly planted in the British power trio tradition. Joining Jeff and Jamie on bass guitar is the incredible Andrew Pearson from 80s UK outfit The Beat. Andy has toured the world and is hugely experienced making the Triple J rhythm section a force to be reckoned with.
Chapter 1, the first Triple J full length album was released worldwide in January of 2018, the second album "Better Days" was released in March 2020/

Better Days

Sammy Burrous - Devil's Club

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 50:35
Size: 116,0 MB
Label: Self REleased
Styles: Contemporary Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Never Go Back - 6:55
 2. Lonely Boy - 6:02
 3. Lucinda - 7:22
 4. Way Down in the Hole - 7:03
 5. Lay My Baby Down - 4:06
 6. When the Night Is Cold - 6:57
 7. Old Number Seven - 5:04
 8. Cckmp - 7:02

Sam Burrous - guitar, vocals;
Libby Stringer - fiddle;
Mike Janes - harps;
C. Scott Fry - bass;
Dale McFarlin - drums.

Group from USA, Alaska. Playing the style of Guitar blues and roots rock/

Devil's Club

Clifford Curry - Clifford's Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 42:38
Size: 98,4 MB
Label: Appaloosa
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Clifford's Blues - 3:01
 2. Good Lovin' Woman - 5:07
 3. Love Recession - 4:39
 4. Beulah - 3:07
 5. Welfare Blues - 3:29
 6. Slow Dance To The Blues - 3:33
 7. Set Me Free - 2:37
 8. Stacked In The Back - 3:22
 9. Down The Road I'll Go - 3:47
10. You're What's Happening - 2:48
11. Blues I Can't Lose - 3:10
12. My Grandmomma - 3:54

Clifford Curry's career started in the mid-50s with teen-aged groups The Echos and The Five Pennies. Bouncing around his Knoxville, Tennessee home from group to group, he finally hit the national charts in 1967 with the classic She Shot A Hole In My Soul which has guaranteed him a lifelong career appealing to England's Northern Soul fans as well as becoming The King of Beach Music in the Carolinas with his shag-related repertoire. Clifford's Blues was originally released by Appaloosa Records in 1995

Clifford's Blues

DC Bellamy & America's Most Wanted - Water To Wine

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 53:51
Size: 124,3 MB
Label: Rooster Blues Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Make Love - 3:25
 2. Just Foolin' Yourself - 5:15
 3. Water To Wine - 4:02
 4. Out Of The Safety Zone - 4:52
 5. Give Me What I'm Gettin' - 3:48
 6. I Ain't Gettin' What I Used To Get - 5:45
 7. Next Door Neighboor's Woman - 3:55
 8. Dimples - 4:43
 9. I Won't Be Around You - 4:18
10. Hitch Hike - 5:09
11. I Can't Leave You Alone - 5:01
12. If You See Kay - 3:32

After many years as a sideman to singers like Betty Everett, Donny Hathaway, Gene "Duke of Earl" Chandler, Brook Benton, and many other prominent classic R&B singers, guitarist and singer/songwriter D.C. Bellamy released his debut album for the Rooster Blues label, Water to Wine, with America's Most Wanted, in the fall of 2000.
Gregory "D.C." Bellamy was born on Chicago's West Side in March 1949. He grew up in a household surrounded by musical talent, as his half brother was the late Curtis Mayfield, who would often hold rehearsals for his group, the Impressions, in the family's living room. Bellamy's grandmother purchased a piano for the family to use, and the children were all encouraged to play it. At age nine, Bellamy got his first guitar as a Christmas gift, and he began playing by ear and singing and playing along with Elvis Presley recordings. Even though he was raised in Chicago, a home for the blues, Bellamy was fascinated with rock & roll as he watched firsthand the success of Mayfield's group. But growing up on the West Side, it was hard to ignore the great abundance of blues talent in his own neighborhood, so by the time he was 14 or 15, everyone knew Bellamy was on his way to making a name for himself as a guitarist. Bellamy's mother, impressed by his earliest efforts at writing his own songs, took measures to ensure that he found people to help copyright his songs and put them into commercial format. When he was 17, he followed the rising popularity of the Impressions, Jerry Butler, Lou Rawls, and other great vocalists. He was introduced to singer Betty Everett, whose career was clearly on the rise. After hearing a short demonstration of his guitar-playing skills, Everett hired Bellamy for her tour, which developed into a ten-year tenure accompanying Everett on her tours around the world. During times back home, Bellamy freelanced, accompanying the likes of Donny Hathaway, Gene Chandler, Brook Benton, and others. Also back home, Bellamy began working with guitarist and singer Jimmy Reed, and the endless songwriting and guitar-playing possibilities of the art form began to blossom in his mind. His band became the house band at a Chicago club, Beale Street, after singer Bobby Rush left a long residency there. Bellamy's various bands worked Beale Street for eight years, and he had a chance to play with everyone in Chicago or passing through Chicago at that time, including Artie "Blues Boy" White, Otis Clay, Cicero Blake, Lefty Dizz, and Z.Z. Hill. During this period, he was constantly writing more of his own songs and working on developing his own distinctive vocal and guitar style. In early 2000, Bellamy returned to the recording studio to record an album under his own name for the then newly relaunched Rooster Blues label. Water to Wine was recorded at Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, KS, not far from his new home base of Kansas City, KS. During this time, Bellamy held a residency at the Kansas City venue Club Paradox. Bellamy is accompanied on Water to Wine, a fine collection of Chicago-styled originals, by drummer James "Spoon" Wilson, keyboardists Harrison Irons and Ray Hopper, lead guitarist Jimmy D. Lane, bassists Louis Villeri and Ben Shult, and harmonica player Dan "Juice" Hettinger. The results are stellar, a fine collection of original songs that don't sound like anyone else you've ever heard in modern blues. Songs like "Water to Wine," "Next Door Neighbor's Woman," and "I Won't Be Around You" are written in a style that is influenced by his famous half brother, Curtis Mayfield. But on Water to Wine, Bellamy and his band also serve up inspiring cover versions of Peter Chatman's "If You See Kay" and John Lee Hooker's "Dimples."

Water To Wine

Volker Klenner & his Boston Bluesfriends - The way I found the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 38:07
Size: 87,4 MB
Label: OTHIs Medienverlag
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

 1. Gimme some wheat-beer - 3:51
 2. Workin for the weekend - 3:13 
 3. The way I found the Blues - 5:49
 4. Waiting for the train - 3:44
 5. Remembering Curtis - 4:18
 6. Tell my why - 4:14
 7. Ocean breeze - 3:26
 8. Sittin at the river - 3:58   
 9. Party Time - 4:03
10. Your Soul will live on - 4:59
11. Addicted to the G.A.S. - 3:38

Blues in a German/American cooperation, the german guitarplayer with the former Band of Ronnie Earl.
Volker Klenner, a former student of Ronnie Earl and Duke Robillard on his Debut-CD "The way I found the Blues" with Bruce Katz, Rod Carey and Per Hanson, better known to Blueslovers as "the Broadcasters", the former band of Ronnie Earl.
Blues Revue Jan/Feb 2001:
"... Klenner is an accomplished player with 11 sturdy originals here. Katz´s organ work is top-notch, duelling with Klenner´s churning rhythm chords, each inspiring the other to greater heights. Best cut: "Remembering Curtis", an emotional and rich soul instrumental ballad."

The way I found the Blues

четверг, 19 марта 2020 г.

Sugar Ray Featuring The Bluetones - Don't Stand In My Way

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 47:36
Size: 109,1 MB
Label: Bullseye Blues
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Your Red Wagon - 3:01
 2. Don't Stand In My Way - 4:12
 3. Moment Of Passion - 5:22
 4. Take It Easy - 3:41
 5. Fast Boogie - 2:41
 6. Mudcat's Blues - 3:50
 7. The Arsonist - 5:38
 8. One Moment's Ecstasy - 3:28
 9. F. Lee Bailey Blues - 5:26
10. Lasting Love - 3:20
11. The Helmut (Bluetone March) - 3:09
12. Story Of My Life - 3:43

Rhode Island's Sugar Ray Norcia is one of the most dedicated and soulful bluesmen around. This is the first album to showcase Sugar Ray's singing and harp-playing. Sugar Ray's previous band, the Bluetones, was virtually a graduate schools for blues guitarists -- among the alumni was Ronnie Earl and Kid Bangham. The latter (heard here) left Sugar Ray to join the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Since recording this album, Sugar Ray has gone on to become lead vocalist for Roomful of Blues.

Don't Stand In My Way

Brian Golden Blues Experiment - The High Divided

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:04
Size: 99,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Goin' Down - 4:39
 2. Nothing But Love - 4:56
 3. Ghost Of Camelot - 4:56
 4. Break My Heart - 7:26
 5. People Get Ready - 4:55
 6. Long Black Veil - 7:09
 7. The High Divided - 6:30
 8. Cowboy Song - 2:28

Recorded at the World Famous Moletrax East in Syracuse, NY, the BGBE’s sophomore effort includes five “new” originals - “Nothing But Love” (Golden), “Ghost of Camelot” (Golden/Davis), “Break My Heart” (Golden), “The High Divided” (Golden), and “Cowboy Song” (Golden/Davis) - as well as three soulful covers - Don Nix’s “Going Down,” Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin’s “Long Black Veil,” and Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready.”    Featuring drummers Eric Tozer and Byron Cage, bassist Tom Westcott, Mike Melnyk on the Hammond B3, guitarist and vocalist Mike Davis, vocalist Aletha Golden, in addition to special guests Maximilian Eyle (harmonica) and Colin Aberdeen (guitar). A modern, original take on old-school blues, soul and Americana.The Brian Golden Blues Experiment was an accident waiting to happen for guitarist/singer/songwriter Brian Golden. With more than 25 years of professional musical experience, Golden took a break from the road and relocated to Music City, USA, Nashville, TN. Once there, after meeting the love of his life, the guitarist married, purchased a home, and reconnected with his roots.

The High Divided

Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor - Now

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 34:58
Size: 80,9 MB
Label: Supreme
Styles: Soul Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Love My Soul Food - 4:50
 2. Long As I Live - 3:30
 3. That's My Saints! - 3:25
 4. I'm Not That Kind Of Man - 3:01
 5. I'm Going Down To The Mardi Gras - 3:46
 6. 1 (One) Wish - 3:27
 7. Baton Rouge Theme Song - 3:08
 8. Irenkar - 3:02
 9. I'm Going Down To The Mardi Gras (Radio Version) - 3:16
10. I Love My Soul Food (Radio Version) - 3:29

Henry Turner Jr. and his band, & Flavor, have toured the United States, Canada and Japan. They have released seventeen singles and nine CD’s. Turner is credited with developing a syncopated style of music that has come to be referred to as Louisiana reggae, blues, soul and funk. In 1983 he established Hit City Records to produce Louisiana roots music. The small, yet diverse roster focuses on country, reggae, neo-soul, blues and pop. He also operates Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room and Heritage Museum which opened in Baton Rouge in 2014, and supports local, regional and national touring acts.


Steven Wilhelm - Purple

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 60:18
Size: 139,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Americana/Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Memories of This Home - 6:33
 2. All That I Need - 5:15
 3. Do You Feel Like Dancing - 5:56
 4. The Way Love Feels - 4:18
 5. We All Deserve to Play - 4:34
 6. Fields of Love - 4:28
 7. I Need You - 6:40
 8. Place That's Calling for My Soul - 3:57
 9. I Just Thought You'd Be With Me - 5:10
10. Why Don't You Stay Here - 5:53
11. Unbroken - 7:30

Getting my feet wet.This was a project meant for me to show myself what I can do and to show others what I have to offer in all musical respects. I wrote, played, and recording everything on this album. Hopefully you will love it as much as I do.


Two Timer - Live in the City

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 57:11
Size: 131,0 MB
Label: Vision Record / Two Timer
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Letter to Charlie (Live) -  3:57
 2. Drinking Boogie (Live) -  5:51
 3. Hank (Live) -  3:46
 4. Tie One On (Live) -  4:10
 5. Chinaski (Live) - 10:30
 6. Nola Po'boy (Live) -  2:48
 7. Some New Boogie, Right? (Live) -  3:49
 8. Ginger Chicks/Ego Medley (Live) - 13:30
 9. Bordello Blues (Live) -  4:31
10. Heart Full of Hate (Live) -  4:14

Dirty blues on steroids live! First concert album of the band recorded live at the Miasto Bar in Poznań on March 2, 2019. Playing live is a great joy for us. It's always a good opportunity to build a blues community through music. Thank you for experiencing all those emotions connected with the live gig with us, regardless of which city we wouldn't play in.

Live in the City