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пятница, 24 мая 2019 г.

John Cee Stannard - Moving On

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 44:56
Size: 103,2 MB
Label: CastIron
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Cemetery Junction - 3:58
 2. Do Right To Me - 3:01
 3. Price Of Your Sin - 5:24
 4. Someone Is Knocking - 4:45
 5. Evenin' Sun - 4:11
 6. Call Of Duty - 4:28
 7. Someone Told Me - 4:24
 8. Seventeen - 3:20
 9. Something That You Do To Me - 4:18
10. Tougher Than Tough - 3:36
11. You Took Me By Surprise - 3:26

Moving On is not a sign of resignation, the shrugged shoulders epitomising defeat and the slow trudge away from the company you have once kept, it is rather a point of understanding that what has once been and which has helped you scale certain heights, is now just a stepping stone to another adventure, the next beat to which you must follow and into which creativity and life urges you to behold.
To remain in the same frame of time and place forever is to taint your soul, there is no sense in enduring the endless applause for your endeavours if it has enriched you, if all you are doing with life is striking the identical pose and slowly fading into the depths of persistence. The ability to change, vary the line up in your day, even if it means taking a look back over your shoulder to another time in which you believe there may have been words unsaid, in which the temperature of being wasn’t in the right place in which to strike a note that would blast your audience away; all is consideration when you acknowledge that you must, in the words of Supertramp, be Moving On. Progressing is the name of enlightenment’s arrow, the quiver reverberating at the beginning of exciting times, and for John Cee Stannard, progress comes in the form of following up on a path not explored by many but to whom, if they look close enough, is there in all its glory, signposted and with a clear direction laid out, asking only that the listener refocuses their attention along with the musician, to motivate and apply the beauty of his work into their own first foot forward against the tide of static inconstancy. The learning curve for any musician is when they revisit a previous period of their craft and know with deep joy that there is still something to say, to frame and possess; they have moved on, always taking the next step, the new direction, but they are not afraid to head home once in a while and add to the story they are writing. For John Cee Stannard that curve, that fork in the road came about with the 2013 recording, The Doob Doo Album, and in Moving On the natural sequel is a riveting exploration of memory wrapped up in the reassurance that in the art of looking back you can still take a giant, seismic stride forward.
Across songs such as Cemetery Junction, the fantastic Price Of Your Sin, Call Of Duty, Seventeen, Something That You Do To Me and in the cover of Jimmy Witherspoon’s Tougher Than Tough, John Cee Stannard unfolds the map of consciousness and smiles, the charm of the songs gather momentum, and with assurance all that has been learned since the wonder of The Doob Doo Album has now been applied to the future. A look back, but one with the intended purpose of pushing onwards, moving on to the next chapter in this fascinating musical story.

Moving On

Grinder Blues - Grinder Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 42:22
Size: 102,4 MB
Label: RatPak Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Go Home - 4:14
 2. Wild One - 4:21
 3. Burn The Bridge - 4:20
 4. Grinders Blues - 4:17
 5. Train - 4:16
 6. Worried Mind - 3:23
 7. It Ain't Easy - 4:08
 8. Woke Up This Morning - 5:45
 9. Chuck Berry - 3:59
10. Tx To Ca - 3:36

Musicians:
dUg Pinnick - Bass and Vocals (King's X)
Jabo Bihlman - Guitars and Vocals (The Bihlman Bros.)
Scot "Little" Bihlman - Drums (The Bihlman Bros.)

Grinder Blues' Hard-Rocking Debut Album Teams King's X Legend dUg Pinnick with Emmy Award-Winning Roots Music MVPs The Bihlman Brothers/
Trio's high-energy performances, bone-crushing sound and from-the-gut songwriting put a fresh, contemporary spin on the blues tradition.
CHICAGO, IL - Powerhouse trio Grinder Blues' new album, called simply "Grinder Blues," is like a shot of adrenaline to the heart of the genre. It's 10 original, high-voltage songs sizzle with daredevil virtuosity and rock with unrestrained energy, blasting a sound minted in the urban canyons of Chicago and the swamps of rural Louisiana during the 1950s into the present, thanks to rumbling guitars, freight train rhythms and bass legend dUg Pinnick's virtuoso licks and elegantly gritty rock 'n' soul voice.
The fast-paced disc opens with fireworks. Drummer Scot Little Bihlman's supercharged shuffle lays the foundation for a slippery lockstep guitar-and-bass riff shared by Jabo Bihlman and Pinnick, kick-starting "Don't Come Home." As the song, a counterpoint to the old blues trope "baby, please come home," unfolds, it dives from clenched-fist immediacy into open-palmed psychedelia, then shifts back to overdrive for a thunderous finale.
"The idea for the music was to stay away from the cliches and rock out," dUg explains. "If we felt like we were heading into any songs that seemed like standard blues lyrically or musically, we made it a point to veer in the opposite direction."
There's ample evidence of that throughout Grinder Blues. In the insanely catchy "Burn the Bridge," Jabo's proto-metal guitar hook sinks deep into the tune's one-chord framework and the trio's chanting vocal harmonies spotlight the hypnotic groove. And the song "Train" is a galloping juggernaut that barely stays on the rails as dUg spins the true story of his step-grandfather's demise by a speeding locomotive. The tune is set, of course, to an infectious, rampaging train beat.
"We wanted every song to have something you could latch onto immediately," Jabo says, "so we started with grooves that people know from the blues - shuffles, train beats, flat fours - and then made them huge. After that, all the rules were thrown out, really taking things outside the box." To ensure big-bellied tones and maximum heaviness, Jabo and dUg tuned their instruments' strings down one-and-a-half steps to C standard tuning.

Grinder Blues

Grey Ghost - Grey Ghost

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 58:51
Size: 136,3 MB
Label: Spindletop Records
Styles: Texas Blues/ Piano Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Way Out On The Desert - 3:54
 2. Watching Every Devil - 4:31
 3. Why We Can't Agree - 4:13
 4. Ida B - 5:10
 5. Sheik Of Araby - 4:33
 6. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - 6:46
 7. Somebody Stole My Gal - 4:53
 8. I Cried For You - 3:31
 9. Talk Of The Town - 6:04
10. Crack Shack Boogie - 3:03
11. One Room Country Shack - 3:23
12. Winter Time Blues - 4:25
13. Home At Last - 4:17

Although he had played around Austin and throughout the Southwest and nation since the 1920s, even much of the blues hardcore was unaware of Grey Ghost. Despite some rambling sections and others where rhythmic organization isn't a strong point, there's plenty of vintage boogie and good-natured barrelhouse playing and singing on this set. He wasn't among the greatest in the genre, but certainly belonged in the group close to the top.
More Info:http://www.austinbluessociety.org/grey-ghost-williams

Grey Ghost

Chris Grant Company - Dirty Job

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 38:10
Size: 87,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dirty Job - 4:01
 2. Stop My Boogie Blues - 4:01
 3. She's Got Your Shadow - 3:58
 4. Gorgeous Guy - 2:35
 5. War of my Own - 3:36
 6. So Hard - 5:09
 7. Just Gotta Love It - 3:04
 8. Digital Blues - 3:13
 9. It's Getting Hot In Here - 3:45
10. On The Wrong Side Of The Bed - 4:42

Chris Grant And The Swingin' Rocky Tonk Company sa sin spede begynnelse i 2008, da gitarist Eivind Ystrom Petersen og pianist og vokalist Chris Grant fant hverandre i duoformat. Siden den tid har bandet sakte men sikkert vokst, og spilt pa puber, bygdefester, kulturhus og festivaler rundt pa Ostlandet. Bandet har na vokst til 6 hoder, og sluppet totalt 2 album og 2 singler pa digitale musikktjenester. Les mer om disse under "diskografi". Sjangre bandet opererer innenfor er rock 'n' roll, blues og noe country/Americana. Det meste er dansbart, og bandet kaller det rocky tonk. Repertoaret bestar av en miks av bandets egenproduserte later og noye utvalgte coverlater.  "En god blanding later er dynamisk, dansbar, fengende, variert og avslutter med glede, fart, rock 'n' roll og trykk" avslorer Grant, og kan fortelle om at de morsomste oyeblikkene for bandet er nar allsangen star i taket mens danserne svinger seg til de egenproduserte latene. Bandet vil heller assosieres med sjangre enn enkeltartister, og er derfor restriktive nar det gjelder inspirasjonskilder. "Men vi spiller definitivt later av eksempelvis Chuck Berry og Jerry Lee Lewis", sier Chris Grant. Bandet har hatt listet minst 8 egne later pa NRK P1 Ostfold fra des. 2014 til mai 2017. I tillegg har Ordentlig Radio i samme tidsperiode hatt  listet 5 av deres later, deriblant Proof Of A Party og Take This Train. I tillegg har NRK radio nasjonalt spilt later fra deres utgivelser, seinest med laten Mama Of The Drama i det prestisjetunge Bluesasylet med Knut Borge og Knut Reiersrud pa NRK P2 i januar 2017. (http://www.chrisgrant.no)

Dirty Job

Damon Fowler - Riverview Drive

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 37:59
Size: 87,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Pocket Full Of Blues - 3:29
 2. Jig Is Up - 3:30
 3. Bye Bye Baby - 3:39
 4. I Don't Mind - 4:07
 5. Riverview Drive - 3:23
 6. I've Got Eyes - 5:51
 7. Aint Gonna Worry Bout You - 4:00
 8. You Ain't My Momma - 5:25
 9. Money Shot - 4:30

Damon Fowler is local guitar player from West Central Florida. His band performs at many major blues venues and festivals within the state of Florida and is fairly well-known in that region, but seldom travels out of state. He's opened for many major performers including Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Greg Allman, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Vaughn, Junior Brown, Rick Derringer, Bernard Allison, Chris Duarte and Indigenous, and is often invited on stage to jam with the headliners.
In fact, Rick Derringer was impressed enough to agree to produce this CD, Damon's first release. Rick's input obviously contributed to the CD's balanced and consistency. The band typically performs as a guitar, bass & drums trio, but enlisted some outside vocal and B-3 Hammond help for this session to fill out the sound a little. Damon plays an agreesive but not overbearing style of blues-rock guitar, and his tone is middleground between clean and dirty. His vocal sound and style are coincidentally very much like Rick Derringer's. So much so, that when I first heard the CD before reading the credits, I thought Rick had done some of the lead vocals, especially on the slow blues song "You Ain't My Momma". But based on the credits, Derringer performs on the CD only in a backing role.
Riverview Drive is an all-around solid effort, especially considering it's comprised entirely of original material and was produced without the aid of a recording label. It has plenty of strong guitar jams, respectable vocals, and a decent song list. Depending on the mood of the music, Damon at times plays aggressively, other times with finess. The band is togehter and well balanced. The mood of the CD is predominantly medium to upbeat paced blues-rock with one lone blues-ballad type song.

Riverview Drive

Lil Joe Washington - Houston Guitar Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 44:49
Size: 103,9 MB
Label: Dialtone Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hard Way 6 - 2:48
 2. Someone Loves Me - 3:18
 3. I Feel Alright - 4:02
 4. Unfinished Business - 6:04
 5. Last Tear - 3:00
 6. Bossa Nova Part 2 - 2:31
 7. New York - 3:57
 8. Take My Hand - 3:01
 9. Song For My Father - 2:27
10. Don't Do It - 3:06
11. 5 Spot - 2:45
12. How Long - 5:15
13. Bye Bye - 2:29

Lil Joe Washington grew up in the Third Ward, home of blues giants such as Lightnin Hopkins. By age 15 he was pounding on drums in a band led by Albert Collins, and playing guitar with Roscoe Gordon and Cecil Harvey s group!
While the inimitable Little Joe Washington did make this CD in Austin, the man himself is Houston to the bone, as are the sounds on this CD. Little Joe's blues can put a hurt on ya, make you holler out loud and make you want to shake a tail feather, sometimes all in the same song. Those who've only seen him sit in with touring acts at the Continental Club or have only heard his numerous bootleg CDs owe it to themselves to see what the man can do in a recording studio. It will make you think it's still the glory days of the Houston blues.

Houston Guitar Blues

Rebecca Downes - More Sinner Than Saint

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 59:35
Size: 137,3 MB
Label: Mad Hat
Styles: Rock/Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Take Me Higher - 4:43
 2. Chains Fall Down - 5:20
 3. Screaming Your Name - 4:29
 4. Hurts - 5:19
 5. Breathe Out - 5:04
 6. Wave Them Goodbye - 4:13
 7. More Sinner Than Saint - 4:33
 8. If I Go to Sleep - 4:42
 9. Stand on My Feet - 6:30
10. Big Sky - 4:33
11. In Reverse - 4:38
12. With Me - 5:26

Rounding out the band are rhythm section Dan Clark (bass) and Lloyd Daker (drums) and Magnum keyboard player Rick Benton (who Magnum tapped up from Downes’ band to replace Mark Stanway). Keeping the Magnum theme going Tony Clarkin guests on one song (plus it was recorded at the studios often used by Magnum), as does King King’s Alan Nimmo. Novel to hear Tony Clarkin doing a bluesy solo on ‘Breathe Out’, a real tour de force both vocally and on guitar. The other guest guitarist Alan Nimmo is equally impressive on ‘Big Sky’, which packs a hard rock punch. The title track is a perfect blend of pop and rock, which has the potential to be an airplay hit if say BBC Radio 2 gave the song a chance, especially given its rousing chorus. ‘Wave Them Goodbye’ is a rollicking duet with Steve Birkett, one to blast out loud at a summer BBQ! The advice from Chris Kimsey makes itself heard loud and clear on ‘Hurts’, a song that has a strong Rolling Stones vibe about it. Rebecca Downes has a powerful vocal, which backed by a set of talented musicians and strong songs, should see her gain the wider recognition she deserves.

More Sinner Than Saint

четверг, 23 мая 2019 г.

Jerry Vanderhoff - River Rising

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 46:15
Size: 106,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Roots Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tuff - 3:36
 2. I'll Fight - 4:07
 3. Not My Fault - 3:40
 4. Outside Looking In - 2:51
 5. River Rising - 6:34
 6. Sometimes - 3:02
 7. Can't Find Anything - 4:14
 8. Don't Worry About It - 4:19
 9. Grinder - 2:58
10. See for Myself - 3:03
11. Yippy Skippy - 2:23
12. When The War Comes Home - 5:23

12 songs that express the pursuit of, and common failure to achieve the American dream.Jerr Vanderhoff is a superb story teller. These Bluesy Heartland Rock songs are filled with characters and experiences ranging from family to floods to the Vietnam war

River Rising

Dan's Revival - Back On Track

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 39:28
Size: 90,9 MB
Label: 1293919 Records DK
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Devil's Booze - 3:37
 2. Cheap - 2:42
 3. Simple Man - 3:16
 4. Whisky Woman - 3:44
 5. God - 2:03
 6. Shayla - 3:54
 7. Oh, Jesus - 2:54
 8. Busker - 3:39
 9. Hubcap Blues - 2:41
10. Green Men - 2:53
11. Hard Workin' Man - 4:19
12. Twenties - 3:39

DAN`S REVIVAL sao um duo de jovens e irmaos Mirandelenses. Tiago e Pedro Esteves. Ambos sempre tiveram um gosto especial pela musica e ja desde tenra idade que o tem provado - Desde 2014, na altura com nome  DAN ELEKTRO - um nome retirado da marca “danelectro” usada pelos icones do blues.
Em 2016 lancaram o seu primeiro Ep “The Gambler” gravado, produzido e masterizado por Blind & Lost Studios / Guilhermino Martins que passou em diversas radios de cariz regional por todo o pais.
Apos uma paragem nos concertos, o duo sai de novo a rua e regressa aos palcos. Desde a sua primeira atuacao, os irmaos Esteves nunca fizeram dois concertos iguais. O que se passa em palco e inteiramente fruto da sua genuinidade e cumplicidade. Nas suas musicas encontram-se tracos de blues porem eles nao estao presos a este estilo um pouco limitador. Estilos como Punk, RocknRoll, HardRock e ate mesmo Stoner estao bem presentes no seu trabalho.
No inicio de fevereiro de 2019, gravaram o seu primeiro album que contem 13 musicas. Este album saira em breve e vai estar disponivel online, em formato fisico e com conteudos audiovisuais.

Back On Track

Johnny Drummer - Rockin' in the Juke Joint

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 58:52
Size: 134,9 MB
Label: Earwig Music Company, Inc.
Styles: Blues/Chicago Style
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rockin' in the Juke Joint - 3:49
 2. I Had A Dream - 4:54
 3. Keep It A Secret - 5:36
 4. You Are Breaking Me Down - 4:49
 5. Working With Your Mojo - 3:29
 6. A Blind Man - 2:58
 7. Too Much Information - 5:15
 8. Have Your Fun - 5:20
 9. Third Finger Left Hand - 4:17
10. Stress Reliever - 5:13
11. Looking for My Baby - 3:04
12. Shake A Hand - 5:13
13. Love Jonz - 4:48

Funky blues and soul, clever lyrics and hooks about the trials and tribulations of love and life/
Johnny Drummer, keyboardist, vocalist and bandleader of one of the tightest small combos in Chicago, has long been known for his high-energy shows in small clubs on the South and West Sides of the Windy City. Rockin' in the Juke Joint, Johnny's third Earwig release, offers his humorous takes on male/female relationships, in a variety of musical styles - funky blues, contemporary soul, passionate ballads and jukin' dance tunes. Johnny handles lead vocals, harmonica, and electronic keyboards, and is backed by a stellar cast of Chicago's finest musicians.

Rockin' in the Juke Joint

Olga - Now Is The Time

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 51:18
Size: 117,7 MB
Label: 219 Records
Styles: Blues/Country Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Now Is The Time - 4:30
 2. Your Love Don't Work Like Mine - 4:49
 3. Weary - 4:07
 4. Ain't It A Shame - 3:59
 5. What's The Matter With The Mill - 3:28
 6. I Won't Ask - 3:34
 7. Can You Forgive Me - 5:26
 8. Fool - 5:10
 9. Stealin - 3:07
10. Take Your Rest, Daddy - 3:46
11. Gotta Keep Moving - 5:26
12. GDTRFB - 3:49

“…if Olga is closest to anyone, it is the flame-haired genius Bonnie Raitt, and she is not over-flattered or over-hyped by being name-checked with Raitt.” -Maverick Country Magazine

Now Is The Time

Olga - Blues Babe

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 54:09
Size: 124,1 MB
Label: 219 Records
Styles: Blues/Delta Style
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. One Good Thing - 2:52
 2. Gotta Put My Hands On You - 5:49
 3. My Baby Blue - 4:38
 4. The Way We Were - 3:18
 5. Leaving So Soon - 3:45
 6. White Shirts - 3:37
 7. I'm Off Your Sugar - 3:47
 8. Can't Keep a Good Girl Down - 3:54
 9. Ain't It True (My Love For You) - 3:01
10. O Man, I Picked The Wrong Brother Again - 4:18
11. I See Through You - 3:40
12. Mama's Boy - 4:52
13. Please Lay Me Down - 3:29
14. 219 Train - 3:03

Olga has mesmerized audiences with her blend of Mississippi Hill Country blues and singer/songwriter material. As she puts it, she'd "like to be a link in the blues chain, one that keeps this style of music alive for the next generation."
Hailing from San Francisco of Austrian parentage, Olga is among the vanguard of new blues artists combining innovation with a deep sense of roots. Like a backroads crooner come back to haunt us, her dedication to the blues shines through her voice and hollow-body electric Washburn. Having received classical training in voice, piano, and violin from a young age, she later discovered a connection to the genre; specifically classic and country blues. Her early mentors Maria Muldaur and Los Lobos played pivotal roles in schooling this young talent. Under the tutelage of living legend Jessie Mae Hemphill, Olga continues her study of the blues. "Jessie Mae is without a doubt a major influence on me," she affirms, "I feel like I've been looking for her my whole life." Olga now calls Memphis home. In addition to her extensive gigs producing local and nationally syndicated radio shows, she participated in Martin Scorcese's documentary on the blues with Jessie Mae, among others. She's shared the stage in recent years with Jimbo Mathus, Coco Robicheaux, Robert Randolph, DJ Logic, Mofro, Papa Mali, Hobex, North Mississippi Allstars, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jim Dickinson, Los Lobos, Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers), and Matt Abts (Gov't Mule).

Blues Babe

среда, 22 мая 2019 г.

Jill Fulton - Fuel to the Fire

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 46:59
Size: 108,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Country
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mean Streak - 3:01
 2. Anger - 5:27
 3. Fuel to the Fire - 3:14
 4. Senseless - 3:40
 5. Austin Callin' - 3:03
 6. Dark Horse - 4:21
 7. Bar Fly - 3:10
 8. She Hung up That Dress - 4:35
 9. Backseat - 3:36
10. One Good Cry - 4:17
11. Peculiar Kind of Love - 3:46
12. In the Dark - 4:44

Recording crossover artist Jill Fulton's fiery vocals will blow you away!
Get ready for some powerhouse originals and the blues, country, soul & rock covers that you love!
Jill is a member of the Blues Society, the Nashville Songwriters Association International, and the Texas Country Music Asociation. Jill has been chosen to compete in the regional blues competition sponsored by the Blues Society.
Jill Fulton is a soulful singer/songwriter.
Jill has been performing since she was three years old. Growing up in Churchville, Maryland just below the Mason-Dixon Line, near Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia influence her writing with everything from Philadelphia funk
to Patsy country.
The Jill Fulton Band is made up of highly skilled professional musicians: Laurie Matlock on guitar and back up vocals, Dale Sharrah on bass, David Gorozdos on the keyboard, and Jeffery Shoop on drums, frequent guest musicians: Joshua French on slide guitar and Scott Matlock on fiddle - they'll make sure you have a good time!

Fuel To The Fire

Howard Tate - Blue Day

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 59:19
Size: 136,6 MB
Label: Evidence
Styles: Soul/Blues/Funk
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Miss Beehive - 3:15
 2. 40 Days - 3:38
 3. Blue Day - 3:22
 4. If God Brought You to It - 3:15
 5. Improvising - 4:30
 6. Good 'n' Blue - 4:11
 7. Hope Springs Eternal - 3:51
 8. Buried Treasure - 4:06
 9. First Class - 4:32
10. If I Was White - 4:13
11. Live Like a Millionaire - 4:19
12. Back to My Old Ways Again - 3:29
13. Stalking My Woman - 4:09
14. Your Move - 4:14
15. If You're Giving I'm Takin' - 4:09

On Blue Day, veteran soul and gospel singer Howard Tate lays down a set so utterly crackling with energy, vitality, and sheer grit one could be forgiven for forgetting that, at the turn of this century, he hadn't recorded in nearly 30 years and had been virtually forgotten and left for dead -- a victim of his own excesses. Tate was quite literally rediscovered by his former producer Jerry Ragovoy and brought back into the recording studio to work his vocal magic on tracks written for him by a stellar cast of songwriters in 2003. In 2006, he recorded A Portrait of Howard backed by the Carla Bley Band as well as a host of guests including Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen band vocalist Perla Batalla, and cellist Jane Scarpantoni. But Blue Day leaves that record in the dust, quite literally. At the age of 70, Tate is in absolutely top form as a singer and song interpreter. Produced by guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Tiven, and recorded at his Nashville studio with wife Sally Tiven on bass and all-star drummer Chester Thompson, the album also features a few choice guests like Jonell Mosser, Mike Farris, Dan Penn, Steve Cropper, Felix Cavaliere, and Joe Bonamassa. Tate is literally unleashed on these tracks, allowed the full range of his voice and his fierce, fiery persona. He is a preacher these days, and his blues and soul singing has been given great depth and dimension by his returning to the roots of his raising in the church. Tiven wrote or co-wrote all 15 of these cuts, but without Tate's singing, they'd be merely good songs. He makes them great ones. The sound on this set is fat and warm, but it's spare, too -- it feels live, close, and full of kinetics and heat. There is plenty of space for Tate to inhabit each line and literally soar above the backing band. The opener, "Miss Beehive," is an attention-getter because it's about Amy Winehouse, her gift, and her self-destructive tendencies. It can be interpreted as tongue in cheek, but it's actually an empathic response to the demons that haunt her -- ones Tate knows only too well. Tiven may have written the tune, but the compassion in its grain lies firmly with the singer, and the arrangement recalls everything from Stax to Motown (the backing chorus and horn chart arrangement evoking those on "Heatwave" is a nice touch). But it's on "40 Days" where the deep well of Tate's soul origins comes pouring from his voice. It's a hard-luck tale of lost love where you become ensnared inside the singer's world and can't extract yourself. On "If God Brought You to It," the raucous wail of Delta blues and the gospel of the Southern black church come roiling up from the body of this duet with Farris. Essra Mohawk provides a killer backing vocal and Billy Block provides the crushing four-on-the-floor drumbeat. The shuffling soul-blues of "First Class" features Cavaliere's keyboards, Cropper on guitar, and Mosser on backing vocals, and this track is a standout. The hunted minor-key blues of "Buried Treasure" may have been written for Tate, but you can hear traces of the voices of both Syl Johnson and Al Green in it as well. The bottom line is this set is all killer and no filler. Tate is at the absolute top of his game at 70; he's making up for lost time with a vengeance.

Blue Day

Howard Tate - Get It While You Can:The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 74:57
Size: 179,7 MB
Label: Hip-O Select
Styles: Suol/Blues/R&B
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ain't Nobody Home - 2:29
 2. Part-Time Love - 3:35
 3. Glad I Know Better - 2:17
 4. How Blue Can You Get - 2:34
 5. Get It While You Can - 2:47
 6. Baby I Love You - 2:27
 7. I Learned It All The Hard Way - 2:42
 8. Everyday I Have The Blues - 2:01
 9. How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark - 2:53
10. Look At Granny Run Run - 2:15
11. Stop - 2:48
12. Sweet Love Child - 2:18
13. Ain't Nobody Home - 2:30
14. How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark - 2:51
15. Look At Granny Run Run - 2:22
16. Half A Man - 2:44
17. Get It While You Can - 2:47
18. Glad I Know Better - 2:24
19. Baby I Love You - 2:22
20. How Blue Can You Get - 2:35
21. I Learned It All The Hard Way - 2:48
22. Part-Time Love - 3:37
23. Stop - 2:47
24. Shoot 'Em All Down - 2:41
25. Everyday I Have The Blues - 1:59
26. Night Owl - 2:15
27. Sweet Love Child - 2:24
28. I'm Your Servant - 2:17
29. Give Me Some Courage - 2:13

Hip-O Select's 2004 compilation Get It While You Can: The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions is not the first time Howard Tate's revered sessions for Verve have reached CD. About ten years earlier, in the summer of 1995, Mercury released the almost identically titled Get It While You Can: The Legendary Verve Sessions, which contained all of Tate's 1966 debut -- also titled Get It While You Can -- along with five bonus tracks, for a total of 17 cuts. The 2004 collection adds twelve tracks to that, for a grand total of a whopping 29 tracks, is an embarrassment of riches by any measure. Even if the majority of these new tracks are mono single mixes, this remains an essential '60s soul collection, showcasing a singer who bent soul, blues, gospel, and pop to his own will, creating some of the most distinctive R&B of the decade.

Get It While You Can:The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions


Mussel Shell - Everybody Gets the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 55:08
Size: 127,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Snakebite Jive - 3:35
 2. Back Door Man - 3:51
 3. Tabasco Road - 5:19
 4. Perfect Love - 4:50
 5. Wetherman - 5:19
 6. Pecan Pie - 3:58
 7. Mistress Of The Blues - 3:16
 8. Three Wishes - 3:07
 9. Billy Gumbo - 3:52
10. The Way It Is - 6:02
11. Everyboby Gets The Blues - 4:17
12. Blind Alabama - 3:39
13. Voodoo Dog - 3:58

Mussel Shell were formed in London in 1996 by John Chandler and Malcolm Scott. Both had played in a number of bands previously - John had success with a number of country-style songs, while Malcolm had played in many bands.
They wanted to create a blues-based fusion which encompassed aspects of traditional blues music, New Orleans `swamp-rock' funk and hard country. Influenced by artists such as JJ Cale, Robbie Robertson and Dr John, they play a miasmic mix of atmospheric, bluesy rock. Mussel Shell have played a number of gigs in the London area, have recorded their first CD: `New Blue Day'. Malcolm and Jon continue to play gigs around London.
Listen to the album "Everybody Gets the Blues"!

Everybody Gets the Blues

Dr. Wu' and Friends - A Night of Classic Rock and Blues (Live at the 81 Club)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 74:16
Size: 174,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. All Right Now (Live) - 5:37
 2. I Don't Need No Woman Like You (Live) - 3:39
 3. Crossroads (Live) - 6:15
 4. Badge (Live) - 5:42
 5. When Your Lips Start Moving (Live) - 4:11
 6. Voodoo Doll (Live) - 4:01
 7. Oh Well (Live) - 6:22
 8. I Still Got Your Tattoo (Live) - 4:26
 9. Come Back Baby (Live) - 3:49
10. Nothin' Like Texas Blues (Live) - 5:24
11. All Along the Watchtower (Live) - 7:16
12. You Can't Keep a Good Man Down (Live) - 4:19
13. Whipping Post (Live) - 8:39
14. Manic Depression (Live) - 4:29

...the band at it's best playing classics LIVE at the 81 Club in the historical Stockyards of Fort Worth, Texas/
A magical night captured Live at the 81 Club with Dr. Wu' along with the great Buddy Whittington, Mouse Mayes and all the band at the top of their game.
Covering Clapton, Paul Rogers and Free, Hendrix, Allman Bros., Robert Johnson, along with favorite Dr. Wu' originals.

A Night of Classic Rock and Blues (Live at the 81 Club)

The Rudy Boy Experiment - Shade Tree Mechanic

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 22:24
Size: 51,4 MB
Label: DSN Music
Styles: Blues/Rockin` Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Betty Lou - 3:01
 2. How Much I Love You - 3:48
 3. Helping Me with My Blues - 2:43
 4. I Have the Blues in My Heart - 2:57
 5. This is How My Life Goes - 1:47
 6. Tribute to Al Hurricane - 3:08
 7. Shade Tree Mechanic - 3:02
 8. How Much I Love You (Acoustic) - 1:56

Southwest Rock and Blues innovators The Rudy Boy Experiment hail from the land of enchantment of Albuquerque New Mexico. The act has become very popular in the western U.S. This 3-piece group features the multi-talented Rudy "Boy" Jaramillo on vocals, as well as lead and rhythm guitar. Rudy Boy has released close to 11 albums over the past decade, with a growing national fanbase anticipating each debut. In 2010, The Rudy Boy Experiment signed a digital distribution deal with DSN Music, to give the group a worldwide platform for their long awaited release Places. The 11 track release features a contemporary southwest rock sound, with a strong influence of vintage blues. Places featured several tracks which became popular radio singles such as Glam Trash. In 2011, The Rudy Boy Experiment released their second national album Volume 2, which included a compilation of previous indie singles from the group. This release was supported by a west coast tour which included high profile stage performances at SXSW and Las Vegas. Rudy Boy's effortless promotions include many high profile radio interviews nationwide, ranging from Fox Sports Radio to NPR, and as a regular on 94 Rock's morning show in Albuquerque. Rudy Boy also enjoyed an endorsement deal from Reverend Guitars, which provided a platform to show off his Volcano on tour. In 2013, Rudy entered the studio with industry vet and producer Pete Anderson, to work on his fourth album THE WAY IT IS NOW for a 2014 release.
And here is the new album!

Shade Tree Mechanic

Leo Dyer - Leo Dyer

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 85:51
Size: 196,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gone -  7:33
 2. Backlash -  3:30
 3. Court Jester -  4:32
 4. Blue -  2:46
 5. Terminal Funk - 10:30
 6. Bumbawayachuna -  2:11
 7. Demonio De La Arena -  3:31
 8. Jericho -  3:32
 9. Cold Desert -  3:02
10. Bus Stop Blues -  2:01
11. Train Hoppin' -  4:22
12. Beat Down -  4:20
13. Smoke Ring -  9:28
14. Walkin' Shoes -  1:41
15. Departure -  3:10
16. Lock 3 Blues -  1:31
17. Improv - Humid Jam - 18:04

Musicians:
Leo Dyer-Guitar;Drums.
Contributing artists:
Justin Hembree-Bass;
Carsten Sommer- Bass;
Jason Brockman- Guitar;
Dan Marshall - Bass;
Mo Melton- Keys;
Brad McGuire-Drums

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, the blues really hit home after playing blues around Arkansas with a former band known as The Giant Killer Cows as their drummer. With influences ranging from Buddy Guy to Robert Cray to Joe Bonamassa, the decision was made to emit the blues according to Leo Dyer. Blues music is way beyond just the press of a note, as it comes from deep within. It's a feeling that many can relate to, and can be healing....

Leo Dyer

Kelly's Lot - Can't Take My Soul


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 49:57
Size: 115,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. All I Ever Want is the Blues - 2:41
 2. All Hope Ain't Lost - 4:23
 3. Alyssa - 4:37
 4. Woe is Me - 5:12
 5. Safe and Warm - 4:04
 6. Rise Up_Leve-Toi - 3:56
 7. Broke Myself - 4:37
 8. Let It Breathe - 5:47
 9. Dirt - 4:31
10. Little Bit of This - 3:07
11. Can't Take My Soul - 3:42
12. Mon Ami - 3:14

Musicians:
Kelly Z - Vocals;
Perry Robertson - Guitar;
Matt Mcfadden - Bass;
Mike Sauer - Drums.

Can’t Take my Soul’ began as a journey to feature a four piece band without all the bells and whistles of the 9 piece Kelly’s Lot. Wanting more touring in the future, Kelly and Perry knew less players in the band would make that possible. But as the recording process moved forward some songs were asking for more. The French inspired accordion was a must on ‘Mon Ami’ which opened the door to adding a cajun inspired accordion on ‘Woe Is Me’. Kelly asked Perry to dig deep and conquer all the guitar parts but Perry demanded Rob Zucca’s magic on Rise Up (Leve Toi). Broke Myself always screamed for Frank Hinojosa on the Harp to bring an edgy blues track to the album and Bobby Orgel came into to add piano and B3 to 4 songs. Alyssa, who was the inspiration for the 3rd track on the album, was the reason for the background vocals. To honor her family, Kelly included her brother and sister on the track and Jeri Goldenhar stepped in for the 3rd voice.

Can't Take My Soul

пятница, 17 мая 2019 г.

Cal Valentine - The Texas Rocker

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 59:03
Size: 135,8 MB
Label: Black Magic Records
Styles: Blues/Texas Blues
Art: Front+Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lucy Mae Blues - 4:58
 2. Slow Dance - 3:04
 3. Well I done Got Over It - 2:57
 4. Boogie Twis '94 - 4:00
 5. Rock Me Baby - 6:06
 6. Trouble No more - 4:23
 7. Mojo Hand - 4:28
 8. You Don't Have to Go - 4:03
 9. The Things I Used to Do - 3:11
10. Please Love Me - 3:27
11. I'm a Man - 6:08
12. Rockin' Blues - 4:01
13. Right Now !! - 3:17
14. Don't Let the Devil Ride - 4:54

Recorded june and august 1994 at Double D studios in Fresno, Ca. USA
b. 28 May 1937, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 1 January 1997.
In a musical career spanning four decades, Valentine went through a number of incarnations before his most recent apotheosis as a Texas bluesman. While at school he befriended Al Braggs, who later added ‘TNT’ to his name and had a successful singing career during the 60s. Together, they formed the Five Notes, who in 1955 recorded ‘Park Your Love’ for Chess Records. Later, as the Five Masks, they recorded ‘Polly Molly’ for the Jan label, and as the Five Stars, ‘Juanita’, for B.B. King’s short-lived Blues Boy Kingdom. Influenced by the Five Royales’ Lowman Pauling and local bluesmen Cal Green and Frankie Lee Sims, Valentine took up the guitar in 1958. After working in a showband with Braggs, Valentine joined his younger brother Robert to form the Valentines, who recorded three singles for King, including ‘Hey Ruby’ and ‘I Have Two Loves’. With the Texas Rockers, he recorded ‘Boogie Twist’ for Lyons, before moving to Oakland to work in the house band of the Showcase Club. In 1962 he spent three months in Jimmy McCracklin’s touring band, after which he formed the Right Kind with Ron Lewis, Bobby Reed and Frank Samuels. The band made a number of singles for Galaxy and backed visiting artists in the Oakland area. For much of the 70s and 80s, Valentine worked outside the music business in Dallas before returning to Oakland and forming another band. Although he performed an entertaining selection of blues and R&B perennials in his latter days, a weak voice and an unoriginal guitar style cannot raise Valentine beyond the limitations of his journeyman background.

The Texas Rocker

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The 44s (Forty Fours) - Twist the Knife

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 33:07
Size: 76,5 MB
Label: Rip Cat Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Cuttin' Deep - 3:22
 2. Sugar You - 3:34
 3. Howlin' - 4:17
 4. Champagne and Reefer - 4:45
 5. Too Many Drivers - 3:21
 6. Rosie - 6:47
 7. Helsinki Blues - 3:48
 8. 44's Shuffle - 3:09

Musicians:
Johnny Main – Vocals, Guitar
Junior Watson – Guitar
Mike Hightower – Bass
Eric Von Herzen – Harmonica
Gary Ferguson – Drums

After seven long years, The 44s return with Twist The Knife, a new album of blues-fired rocket fuel that pays homage to the greats while keeping a firm eye fixed on the future. Bandleader Johnny Main spent the past few years rebuilding the 44s with an all-new lineup, and the result is the best album of the band’s long and storied career. “This is the first time I’ve really been able to stretch,” says Main, whose guitar playing is the core of the 44s sound. His expert string work leads the band through a 33-minute rock and roll reclamation that spans everything from psyche-delic blues-rock to vintage Michigan Avenue grooves and more. “When you get right down to it, this album is about perseverance,” he explains. “I was at a point where I had to decide whether or not to keep going, to keep this band alive. All those guys we look up to, like Muddy, Wolf, Albert Collins, Lightnin’ Hopkins… they kept going right up until they died. I want this record to serve as a tribute to them, their inspiration is why I started this band almost 20 years ago, and its what keeps driving us today.”

Twist the Knife

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Ernie Williams & The Wildcats - I Remember

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 51:41
Size: 119,1 MB
Label: Wildcat
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Remember -  4:46
 2. Love Is Over -  6:21
 3. Granddaughter -  6:38
 4. Little Bird -  5:25
 5. We Fit Together -  5:36
 6. Children In The Streets - 10:09
 7. All I Need Is You -  4:18
 8. Bad Luck & Trouble -  8:25

He was sometimes referred to as the "Albany's Ambassador" to the blues and  more often named "Legendary".  Any particular way that you remember, Mr. Ernie Williams he always delivered you a great show with a smile on his face.  Ernie Williams was originally from Virginia, where he was living in a shack on a Virginia Plantation.  He picked up a guitar at the age of 13 in the 1930′s and became inspired by some of  the best blues artists in the world and wanted to become a blues artist himself. At the age of 19, he moved to Harlem, N.Y., to pursue his dream in music. By the 1950′s, Ernie was always playing for audiences 7 nights a week. He would do everything from amateur nights to juke joints in the dark corners of the city.  In the 1960′s, Ernie moved to Albany and put his musical career on hold to work day jobs to support his family. By the 1970′s, the blues scene started to get huge and he formed himself a band and played gigs in Albany ever since.
Over the next two decades, Ernie Williams became a fixture on the local music scene. He earned a dedicated following through his performances with The Ernie Williams Band, formerly known as the Wildcats.  From 1991 to 2001, local blues musician, Mark Emanatian played lead guitar with Williams’ band, touring the U.S. and Canada. “He was charming, he had a huge smile, he loved people, he loved to tell jokes and he loved kids,” Emanatian said. In addition to his musical performances, Ernie's charisma had landed him both magazine and TV spots.  He was selected by Canon for their ad campaign for their new line of copiers called "Canon Blues".  He also appeared on a TV commercial for "Grapes and Grains", a Capital District upscale wine establishment.
In March of 2008, The Capital Region’s king of the blues, Ernie Williams, opened for King and he and his stellar band made the most of their 30-minute set, winning a standing ovation from the very receptive crowd. Ernie was one of the most beloved performers in the region.   From the House of Blues in Boston to Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago;  He jammed with blues greats like Otis Redding, B.B. King, Albert King and Jimmy Reed.to opening slots for major recording acts, Ernie has been a force to be reckoned with.   Ernie and his band represented the East Coast in KLON's National Blues Talent Search and walked away with a prize for first runner up; on two occasions they received a Critic's Choice column in the "Chicago Reader".  To date, Ernie has released six CD's. As far as we know, Ernie Williams was an Independent Artist and never signed to a record label or deal. He was always an unsigned musician who was the boss of his musical dream.
Even though he was never famous nationally, he did create a huge legacy in the Capital District area. Ernie never cared for fame, he did it for the love of music. Ernie Williams, longtime frontman of the Wildcats blues band, passed away Wednesday March 21st at the age of 87. Before his passing, he still kept performing live and playing gigs.

I Remember

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The Cash Box Kings - Hail To The Kings!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 50:49
Size: 117,2 MB
Label: Alligator Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ain't No Fun (When the Rabbit Got the Gun) - 3:07
 2. The Wine Talkin' - 3:49
 3. Take Anything I Can - 3:55
 4. Smoked Jowl Blues - 4:30
 5. Back Off - 3:02
 6. I'm the Man Down There - 3:19
 7. Poison in My Whiskey - 4:43
 8. Joe, You Ain't from Chicago - 3:31
 9. Bluesman Next Door - 4:43
10. Hunchin' on My Baby - 2:53
11. Jon Burge Blues - 4:37
12. Sugar Daddy - 5:44
13. The Wrong Number - 2:50

It's hard not to see the title of Hail to the Kings! as the Cash Box Kings celebrating themselves, but this 2019 album -- the group's second for Alligator -- makes it plain that the quintet can occasionally plant their tongues firmly in cheek. Case in point: "Joe, You Ain't from Chicago," where the group's twin leaders vocalist Oscar Wilson and harmonicist Joe Nosek do their best Bo Diddley and Jerome Green routine, trading barbs all intended to show how Nosek is truly a native of Madison, Wisconsin, not the Windy City. It's funny and it's smart, revealing that all of the Cash Box Kings are not only in on the joke, but that their hearts belong to Chicago. Certainly, Hail to the Kings! is an enthusiastic celebration of Chicago blues in all of its electric forms. Wilson gets to duet with Shemekia Copeland on the bawdy "The Wine Talkin'," the group revives Jimmy Reed's "I'm the Man Down There," they descend into a slow groove on "Sugar Daddy," and offer several hyper-charged shuffles. The interplay is elastic and gritty, as is the sound of the record; maybe the surface is crystal clear, but the levels are still happily pushed into the red. All this means Hail to the Kings! is a rollicking good time, but what gives the album resonance is how the Cash Box Kings don't merely pay homage to the past, they bring tradition into the present. Throughout the album, Wilson casually sings about elements of the modern world -- he doesn't call "The Wrong Number," he texts it -- which helps set up the gut-punch of "Jon Burge Blues," an angry protest number about the late Chicago Police Department commander who regularly framed and tortured black prisoners. "Jon Burge Blues" is the only explicitly political number on Hail to the Kings! but it is so powerful it echoes throughout the rest of the album, making the Cash Box Kings case that the blues can still speak forcefully and directly about contemporary life.

Hail To The Kings!

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Jimmie Vaughan - Baby, Please Come Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 44:28
Size: 102,0 MB
Label: The Last Music Company
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Baby, Please Come Home - 2:54
 2. Just A Game - 2:57
 3. No One To Talk To (But The Blues) - 2:41
 4. Be My Lovey Dovey - 3:14
 5. What's Your Name? - 2:48
 6. Hold It - 3:01
 7. I'm Still In Love With You - 3:02
 8. It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) - 3:36
 9. So Glad - 4:01
10. Midnight Hour - 3:18
11. Baby, What's Wrong - 3:47
12. Silly Dilly Woman (Bonus Track) - 4:51
13. Exact Change (Bonus Track) - 4:11

AUSTIN, Texas — When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. Texas guitarist/singer Jimmie Vaughan has dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive, but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. He’s held onto the spirit of the blues for more than 50 years, and he isn’t about to stop now.
Vaughan’s new album, Baby, Please Come Home — due out May 17, 2019 on the Last Music Co. — is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be. The songs can go up, down, sideways and even off in their own distinctive direction, but one thing is certain, each and every one of them is packed with pure feeling and striking originality. That’s because while the blues is almost as old as America itself, every time a musician lends their soul to living inside these songs, something new comes out.
There is a constant reinvention for musicians like Vaughan, because the blues demands it. There can be nothing less than a revelation, because that’s how the music thrives. It is almost like an alchemy exists, where instruments and voice join together to make a joyful noise. And above all else the blues, in the capable of hands of Vaughan and his musical cohorts, is a path to salvation. One that is birthed in the ability of songs to make life on Earth a better place to be.
Sometimes it takes decades to finally arrive at a place called home. When a young player starts out as a teenager to find a spot to call his own, there can be enough twists and turns to throw even the most dedicated of souls off the mark. Life can be a tricky endeavor, and between the bright lights and the dark nights, that road ahead can be full of false starts and deceiving roadblocks. But on Baby, Please Come Home, Jimmie Vaughan proves without doubt all his efforts and energy have taken him to the promised land. Maybe that’s because blues is really the art of distillation, seeking the sound where there are no extraneous notes, or unnecessary additions to the feeling of freedom. It takes years to get there, and patience is most definitely a virtue. Above all else, feeling is the most important element of all. With that, all else can be conquered.
“Playing what you feel has always been my main goal,” Vaughan says. Considering he’s had the kind of career that makes him a living legacy, those are no idle words. His first group — when he was starting high school — played Dallas’ Hob Knob Lounge six nights a week, learning the kind of lessons that can’t be taught. They have to be lived. Other bands in the ’60s convinced the young man it was time to find a way to play the music he felt the strongest about: the blues. That took him in the early ’70s to Austin, where he carved out a new crew of blues players who shared his musical excitement. Jimmie Vaughan started in the lead, and has remained there.
After worldwide success with the Fabulous Thunderbirds during the ’80s, it came time to leave that band and build his own path in exploring different approaches to the blues. He did not hesitate. And he discovered that he could take it anywhere; there were no boundaries. “I wanted to find out what I could really do,” he says, “and when I started singing it gave me a whole new side to explore. When I was young I didn’t really pay much attention to categories of music. I just heard what I liked and decided to explore that. And that’s really what I’m still doing.”
For the past few years, in studios near Austin, Vaughan has been recording a series of albums dedicated to the songs he’s always held in high esteem, recorded by artists who’ve inspired him since his earliest days of performing. His fellow performers on these dates understand that music is intended to ignite the heart and fill the soul. There can be no shortcuts or sleight-of-hand when playing these songs, which come from folks responsible for so much popular music; some who are famous and some who are not known outside the blues or country worlds. On Baby, Please Come Home, those original artists include Lloyd Price, Jimmy Donley, Lefty Frizzell, Richard Berry, Chuck Willis, Bill Doggett, T-Bone Walker, Etta James, Fats Domino, Gatemouth Brown, and Jimmy Reed. In so many ways, this is a list of some of the prime purveyors of America’s greatest sounds. That it can range from seminal bluesmen like Reed to one of the founding fathers of modern country music, Frizzell, proves the point that Vaughan has always believed: music is not about what it is labeled, but rather how it makes the listener feel.
On Baby, Please Come Home, those feelings are played to the hilt by some of Vaughan’s long-standing A-team, including George Rains, Billy Pitman, Ronnie James, Mike Flanigan, Doug James, Greg Piccolo, Al Gomez, Kaz Kazonoff, T. Jarred Bonata, John Mills, and Randy Zimmerman. They are joined by guest vocalists Georgia Bramhall and Emily Gimble. These sessions, mostly held at San Marcos, Texas’ Fire Station studio, were the kind of recordings that benefit from musicians who’ve been playing this music for decades, who have a near-silent style of communication, where a look or a smile communicates much more than words ever could. As bandleader, singer, and guitarist, Jimmie Vaughan is a master of how everything is captured for posterity. His singing voice has grown into a study in strength. And while he might say, “Sometimes you can sing and sometimes you can’t,” as with everything else the Texan touches, Vaughan knows when it’s right and never stops until it is. He has always looked to his soul as the ultimate barometer of when the music is right, and when that is satisfied Vaughan knows the music is ready to be shared.
The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards once said, “The blues. It’s probably the most important thing America has ever given the world.” To which Jimmie Vaughan would likely add, “Amen.”

Baby, Please Come Home

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четверг, 16 мая 2019 г.

Adam Gussow - Kick And Stomp

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 63:29
Size: 146,5 MB
Label: Modern Blues Harmonica
Styles:Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Kick And Stomp - 3:43
 2. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - 2:54
 3. Sunshine Of Your Love - 6:36
 4. Every Day I Have The Blues - 4:53
 5. Poor Boy - 4:08
 6. Shaun's Song - 4:43
 7. Goin' Down South - 4:42
 8. Buford Chapel Breakdown - 3:40
 9. Crossroads Blues - 5:45
10. Mr Cantrell - 5:56
11. Down Ain't Out - 5:58
12. My Baby's So Sweet - 4:11
13. Sugar - 3:50
14. The Entertainer - 2:23

Hot on the heels of his recent The Blues Doctors release with Alan Gross, harmonica maestro Adam Gussow has now released his debut solo album, Kick And Stomp.
Anyone who is familiar with Gussow’s work in Satan and Adam, in The Blues Doctors, or through his blues harp teachings, might be able to predict what can be found on this album: virtuoso harmonica playing, expressive vocals, and a kick drum and tambourine pedal providing an incessant backbeat to songs that are delivered with exuberance, emotion and no little wit.  And that is exactly what Kick And Stomp delivers.
The first three songs capture the album in microcosm.  Opening with the instrumental “Kick and Stomp” (which does what it says on the tin), Gussow then produces a solid re-working of Sonny Boy Williamson’s classic “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” before laying down a gloriously bonkers version of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” with the harmonica covering all guitar parts and including a superb solo that takes the song in a wholly new direction before looping back, almost inevitably, to that famous guitar riff again.
Featuring 14 songs, six of which Gussow wrote, the overall feel of the album is upbeat. The covers range from the traditional “Poor Boy” (permanently a long way from home) to R.L. Burnside’s one-chord stomp, “Goin’ Down South” as well as covers of rock, jazz and even R’n’B oldies such as Stanley Turrentine’s “Sugar”.  Interestingly, Gussow also covered “Sugar” on The Blues Doctors’ CD.
Gussow’s re-interpretations of various classic songs that were originally guitar-focussed help to remind the listener of the quality of the original songs as well as enjoying Gussow’s work.  “Every Day I Have The Blues” works superbly with just harp and kick drum, sounding like an amplified foot stomping on the wooden floor of an old back porch, but also reminds us of the genius of the original melody.
Gussow’s one-man band approach enables him to take on songs that are sometimes over-played in their original format.  Cream’s version of Robert Johnson’s “Crossroad Blues”, for example, has been massacred by so many pub and jam bands that Gussow’s harp-led version enables to us to reflect on just how good the original song actually is.
Likewise, the closing song is an upbeat rendition of Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” which, whilst perhaps missing some of the original’s wistfulness, nevertheless does accentuate its exuberance and joie de vivre.
Kick And Stomp was recorded and mixed by Bryan W. Ward at The Tone Room in Oxford, Mississippi in July 2010 and Gussow and Ward have done a fine job of capturing the dynamic range of Gussow’s playing. Listening to this CD, it is easy to forget the complexity of what Gussow is doing.  Without other instruments to provide backing, his harp has to suggest the implied chord changes over which he is singing, whilst maintaining a fluid rhythm with the kick drum. It is a mark of how successful he is, that none of the songs sounds forced, nor like they might have benefited from additional instrumental support.
So, having been for 25 years the harmonica-playing sideman to one of the great one-man bands of the blues, Sterling “Mr Satan” Magee, Gussow is now taking his own first steps as a one-man band of his own.  On the evidence of Kick and Stomp, it is a role he is eminently capable of playing.

Kick And Stomp

Ernie Williams & The Wildcats - Sister

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 51:12
Size: 118,2 MB
Label: Wildcats' Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Can't Shake That Woman - 5:46
 2. Can't Hear The Music - 6:23
 3. Time To Move On - 4:04
 4. Time For A Change - 3:56
 5. Cold Hearted Demon - 7:37
 6. Why Do I Do The Things I Do? - 5:55
 7. It's Late - 4:53
 8. Mother's Church - 5:13
 9. Sister - 7:21

Ernie   Williams , an extraordinarily talented musician, has paid his dues  and  has won the right to take his place among the legends of the blues. His voice - "the voice" - is instantly recognized and personifies "the blues".

Sister 

Gregor Hilden - Guitar De Luxe

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 41:53
Size: 96,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Intro - 0:59
 2. Crazy 'bout My Baby - 5:08
 3. Slabo Days - 4:04
 4. Impressions - 5:25
 5. Rockin' the Night - 4:03
 6. Trust Me - 4:32
 7. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - 5:16
 8. Freeway Jam - 4:46
 9. Who's Been Talkin' - 3:07
10. Radio Memphis - 4:29

Blues, Electric Guitar, Soul, Jazz and Funk Influences New Arrangement of Peter Greens "Slabo Day".
Playing with his 1959 Les Paul, Hilden brings to fore jazz-laden phrasing, concise and economical noting, and a need for classical renderings within the blues. One of the most beautifully sounding guitarists around, Hilden also has dynamite support from a high quality team of German and American musicians. Sounding like seasoned accomplices, Hilden and crew lay out some tight ass music on this biscuit. Instead, you'll discover in Hilden, a seemingly trained guitarist in love with jazz and doing the blues. Pure and powerful with every note wrung for its own weighty and artistic worth. Instrumentals with super backing, wonderful jazz inflections, and a brooding blues fever, Gregor Hilden puts out a strong set of jazzed-fused blues to wet your appetite. When it's done, I'll bet you shake your head and play it over! This young lion has created a sensation with the European Jazz and Blues fans. "The guitar work of Germany’s Gregor Hilden is phenomenally calculated and measured. ...The axe work of Mr. Hilden is indeed a pleasure to take in, unadulterated blues with masterful executions. ...These are brilliant compositions and arrangements...”

Guitar De Luxe

Rick Patterson - Beat A Demon

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 41:08
Size: 95,1 MB
Label: Blue Edge
Styles: Blues/Rockin Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Beat A Demon - 4:16
 2. St. Louis Girl - 5:10
 3. I've Been Thinkin' 'Bout You - 4:17
 4. When The Rain Comes - 2:58
 5. Don't Have To Worry - 5:00
 6. Hard Times In West L.A. - 3:58
 7. Sonny Kenner - 3:28
 8. Still In The Game - 4:12
 9. Don't Need No Woman - 4:10
10. Evil Train - 3:35

Trampled Under Foot siblings Nick, Kris and Danielle Schnebelen lend their considerable blues talents as Rick Patterson's backup band on Beat a Demon. But it's Patterson's sharp-toned blues-guitar playing that catches the ear here. His vocals are fine; they're pretty much your standard baritone blues with growls that you hear in the bars. The songs work, too — basic blues tunes with Kansas City themes and tributes, such as the song "Sonny Kenner," about the too-long-gone KC player who's a legend in his own right. Patterson has been around, and it shows. After all, a guy is bound to pick up more than a few licks and tricks from touring with Johnny Clyde Copeland and Chicago saxman Abe Locke. Patterson sums up his story when he sings, I'm still in the game after all this time. And still playing guitar to beat the demon.

Beat A Demon

Gary Rex Tanner(feat. Mississippi Slim) - Feel The Heat

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 48:25
Size: 113,5 MB
Label: Little Frog Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Introducing mr. T - 5:27
 2. Feel the Heat - 4:37
 3. Marguerita - 4:17
 4. Comin' After You - 3:05
 5. Headshrinker - 3:29
 6. A Taste of My Love - 3:51
 7. Low Down and Dirty - 5:30
 8. Sugar Baby - 4:36
 9. Secret Love - 4:47
10. Waitin' for the Call - 3:21
11. Missin' Mississippi - 5:19

Unique treatment of traditional blues. Fresh and thought provoking lyrics take the listener on a journey of twists and turns with humor, irony and sincerity.
Gary Rex Tanner has written songs for mainstream artists such as country singers Don Williams, Del Reeves, Henson Cargill and blues artists Corey Stevens and Saffire 'the uppity blues women." His four commercial albums, co-produced by his pal Mississippi Slim, highlight his versatility as a singer/songwriter/producer.

Feel The Heat

Mary-Ann Brandon - Self Appointed Homecoming Queen

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1990
Time: 39:13
Size: 90,8 MB
Label: Appaloosa
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Self Appointed Homecoming Queen - 2:48
 2. Use It Or Loose It - 3:02
 3. It's A Dirty Job - 3:37
 4. Why Do I Love My Man So - 3:18
 5. Stone Blues - 2:49
 6. New Love - 2:56
 7. Don't Mess With Me, Baby - 3:52
 8. Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean - 3:30
 9. It Takes Two - 2:51
10. A Little Meat On The Side - 3:22
11. Drivin' You Out Of My Mind - 3:35
12. Black Widow Spider - 3:25

Self Appointed Homecoming Queen Nashville Music Award Nomiination "Best Blues Record" (If Love Hurts/Taxim records)
Three Grammy Nominations for her songs that are featured on records in "Best Blues Release Category"
Mary-Ann's songs have been used in two JBL speaker television commercials and as stingers on the television broadcast of the 1997 Super Bowl Game.
Mary-Ann has toured extensively throughout Europe playing at the Amsterdam Blues Festival, Poretta Soul Festival, Belgium Blues Night Festival, The Belinzona Blues Festival, The Trieste Blues Festival, along with many other prestigious dates as opening act on Albert King's final European tour. She has also performed at The King Biscuit Festival in Helena Arkansas, Blues Estafette in Utrecht Holland and The Lucerne Blues Festival in Lucerne Switzerland.
In addition to her own recording career, Mary-Ann has worked as a background vocalist on records with: Larry LaDon, Ken Saydak, David Olney, Tommy Tu Tone, Tim Krekel, Earl Gaines, Roscoe Shelton, Johnny Jones, Al Garner and the Roadrunners, Sam Lay, Fingers Taylor, Larry Burton, Billy C. Farlow, Charles Walker, Stan Webb, Freddie Waters, James Nixon and Fred James.
Mary-Ann's new C.D. on R.O.A.D. Records features guest appearances by Johnny Winter, Duke Robillard, Anson Funderburgh and a duet with Blues legend and Black Top Recording Artist, Roscoe Shelton. (2002 release)
Mary-Ann has been featured in the magazines Blues Revue and Buscadero.

Self Appointed Homecoming Queen

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram - Kingfish

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 51:30
Size: 118,1 MB
Label: Alligator Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Outside Of This Town - 4:08
 2. Fresh Out feat. Buddy Guy - 3:48
 3. It Ain't Right - 3:06
 4. Been Here Before - 5:55
 5. If You Love Me - 4:04
 6. Love Ain't My Favorite Word - 5:25
 7. Listen feat. Keb' Mo' - 5:29
 8. Before I'm Old - 4:14
 9. Believe These Blues - 4:24
10. Trouble - 2:56
11. Hard Times - 3:10
12. That's Fine By Me - 4:43

20-year-old blues firebrand comes bursting out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, with a sensational debut packed with piercing guitar, husky, impassioned singing and potent songwriting. Kingfish reinvigorates the blues with Ingram’s infectious, youthful fire. Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo' and Billy Branch guest.  "One of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince." —Rolling Stone

Kingfish

Syl Johnson - Bridge To A Legacy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 41:58
Size: 96,5 MB
Label: Antone's Records
Styles: Soul/Rhythm & Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Who's Still In Love - 3:09
 2. I Been Missin' You - 5:05
 3. Half A Love - 3:46
 4. Unconditional Love - 4:20
 5. Midnight Woman - 4:57
 6. Piece Of The Rock - 5:44
 7. I Don't Know Why - 3:22
 8. Let's Get It On Again - 3:43
 9. They Can't See Your Good Side - 4:20
10. Sexy Wayz - 3:28

A popular attraction on the Chicago blues circuit, Syl Johnson has often found his recordings in the blues sections of CD stores. But truth be told, his solo albums have generally had a lot more to do with soul than the blues. Even though Antone's advised retailers to file Bridge to a Legacy under "blues," this is an R&B release more than anything. In fact, Johnson was quoted as saying, "I'm a soul man. I ain't no bluesman." You won't find any high-tech urban contemporary music on this good-to-excellent CD, which was ignored by Black radio. Sticking with the type of R&B he does best, Johnson sees to it that gritty cuts like "Midnight Woman," "Sexy Wayz" and "Who's Still In Love" aren't all that different from the songs he was recording for Hi 25 years earlier. Johnson was in his 60s when Legacy came out, and it was clear that his big voice had held up well over time. The Chicago-based singer not only sounds inspired on this album, he also sounds like someone who is still very much in his prime.

Bridge To A Legacy

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Tommy Cougar Blues Band - Juke Joint Fever

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 40:45
Size: 93,5 MB
Label: Blues Bonnet Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shake It - 3:09
 2. Cadillac Jane - 3:38
 3. I Don't Know - 3:36
 4. Trying To Get Through - 3:33
 5. Dog Bone - 1:45
 6. Hot Rod Machine - 3:18
 7. Devil Blues - 6:07
 8. Have Some Fun - 3:37
 9. Fool For Chocolate - 3:51
10. Get My Heart Back Together - 5:25
11. Got To Go - 2:40

Tommy Cougar hails from Stockholm, Sweden. He has fronted many bands over the years, and has played many different styles of blues. His various bands have focus on styles including Hendrix, Trower, SRV, Albert Collin's and SRV. Unfortunately, CDs of his early efforts, most notably his SRV tribute band T.C. & the Stingrays, are no longer available. Too bad, because the audio samples available at Tommy's website sound pretty good. But, what is available is Juke Joint Fever. The theme for this CD is quite a departure from the styles previously mentioned. This disc is entirely in a style very reminiscent of Hound Dog Taylor. To achive a truly authentic sound, the band recorded with old, lo-fi equipment. The desired result was achived with great success. Fans of Hound Dog Taylor's rough, distorted, slide guitar and harsh vocals will defintely be able to relate to this CD. Many songs are based on the shuffle blues style, ranging from slow blues to up tempo "houserockin' music", and driven by the crunching pulse of Tommy's rhythm playing. Lead breaks are nasty, slashing slide affairs, or as noted on the CD Jacket, "rough and dangerous slide guitar". Very well done and very much in keeping with the intended feel of the music. Tommy has certainly done his homework on early style slide guitar. Rounding out the package, vocals also have the proper sound.... heavy on the reverb or echo, or whatever effect gives that "singing in a tunnel" sound. Juke Joint Fever is very consistant, and true to it's focus throughout. As the name implies, this is old-fashioned, good time blues. While intended to emulate a particular style, and you'll swear you've heard many of these songs before, all of the songs are Tommy Cougar originals.

Juke Joint Fever

Big Jack Johnson & The Oilers - All the Way Back

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 54:08
Size: 124,0 MB
Label: M.C. Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Wanna Know - 3:31
 2. Crack Headed Woman - 6:13
 3. Lonely Man - 7:27
 4. Miss Magalee Hall - 5:46
 5. Can't Stop Me - 4:34
 6. I Can't Get No Lovin' - 5:28
 7. All Messed Up - 5:10
 8. Black Dog - 3:27
 9. Shake Your Bootie - 5:22
10. I'm Your Oilman - 7:05

The Mississippi blues were changed forever when a whole generation of the state's bluesmen moved to Chicago in the '50s and transformed the Delta sound into something new, electric, urban and rocking. For those left behind, the challenge was whether to hang on to the old or embrace the new. Some blatantly imitated successful expatriate Mississippians such as Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin' Wolf; others adopted the electric guitars and drums of Chicago but kept the old-fashioned drone-and-boogie of the Delta and Hill Country. No Mississippi musician better represents the full spectrum of the state's blues scene today than Big Jack Johnson. Johnson spearheads two groups -- a trio of Delta veterans called the Jelly Roll Kings as well as a young touring quartet called Big Jack Johnson & the Oilers -- and this latter group is featured on the new album, "All the Way Back." Most of the album is squarely in the Chicago sound created by such Mississippians as Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon, though Johnson gives the vocals a warmer Southern drawl and the guitar leads an ingratiating tunefulness. On the social commentary of "Crack Headed woman" and the open-hearted pleading of "miss magalee hall," however, Johnson reverts to the older, more exotic sounds of the delta. Johnson isn't as strikingly distinctive as such modern-day Mississippians as R.L. Burnside, T-Model Ford and Elmo Williams, but he's more accessible and technically proficient than any of them. As such, he offers the perfect halfway house for entering the most exciting blues scene in the world today.

All the Way Back

Johnny Adams - After Dark

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1986
Time: 42:19
Size: 97,5 MB
Label: Rounder Records
Styles: Blues/Soul/R&B
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lovers Will - 3:59
 2. I Don't Know You - 5:02
 3. Fortune Teller - 4:36
 4. Missing You - 3:00
 5. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - 5:36
 6. Give A Broken Heart A Break - 4:02
 7. She Said The Same Things To Me - 4:06
 8. Garbage Man - 4:11
 9. Dancing Man - 3:48
10. Snap Your Fingers - 3:55

New Orleans’ most gifted singer interprets modern R&B songs by John Hiatt, Dan Penn, Doc Pomus, Paul Kelly and others. His vocal duet with Lisa Foster on Hiatt’s “She Said the Same Things To Me” and his reading of the Doc Pomus/Ken Hirsch ballad “Give a Broken Heart a Break” are highlights.
When Johnny Adams signed with Rounder in the mid-'80s, few outside the R&B/soul and blues world were aware of his skills or eclectic range. After Dark was Adams' second Rounder session. It included amazing covers of Doc Pomus' "I Don't Know You" and "Give a Broken Heart a Break," John Hiatt's "Lovers Will," and the Dan Penn/Chips Moman soul classic "Do Right Woman -- Do Right Man." This was one of the first records on which Adams' wondrous voice, with its extensive range at the top and bottom, was both well-produced and effectively mastered and recorded.

After Dark