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пятница, 24 июня 2022 г.

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Matt Lomeo - When You Call

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2022
Time: 47:06 
Size: 108,2 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Soul Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. One More 1&1 - 3:41
 2. Unsentimental You - 2:53
 3. Accepting Applications - 3:35
 4. She Was the Best - 3:53
 5. When You Call - 4:35
 6. Got a New Woman - 3:44
 7. Take the Boulevard - 4:03
 8. Outside of a Song - 3:17
 9. Why Do I Cry - 2:40
10. Van Nuys Blues - 4:33
11. Took My Bar and Left Me - 4:53
12. When You Call (Reprise) - 2:05
13. 27 - 3:07

WHEN YOU CALL is Matt Lomeo's first full length, all-original effort. Produced by Grammy-nominee Terry Wilson (Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps), When You Call is a Blues-based baker's dozen filled with stirring vocals, innovative harmonica solos, and backing from a band of crack Los Angeles session players. It is slated for release June 24, 2022 with support from Frank Roszak Radio Promotions.
Featuring:
Matt Lomeo-harmonica/vocals
Billy Watts-guitar (Eric Burdon, Mojo Monkeys, Teresa James)
Terry Wilson-bass/co-writer 5, 8, 11, 12 (Teresa James, Eric Burdon, Jimmy Reed, Backstreet Crawler)
James Cruce-drums and percussion (J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, John Hammond)
Teresa James-piano and vocals
Kevin McKendree-B3 and wurlitzer
Darrell Leonard-horns
Paulie Cerra-tenor sax

Patrick McLaughlin - Just Like the Record

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2022
Time: 39:54 
Size: 91,9 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Modern Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Big Sky - 3:10
 2. Bar Room Dream - 3:44
 3. First and Last of Me - 2:52
 4. So Alive - 3:19
 5. Everybody's Broken - 3:22
 6. Life Is - 3:33
 7. Soul Serving - 3:39
 8. I'll Talke the Rest - 3:22
 9. No Stone Unturned - 3:12
10. Same River Twice - 3:17
11. Drive Me to Drink - 3:50
12. Island Neon - 2:28

Just Like The Record is a culmination of a creative journey and captures the many facets of Patrick’s artistry at a high level. Each song builds excitement by using various stylistic textures allowing the listener to take part in a new encounter. The songs feature fresh collaborations and instrumentation, and some of Patrick’s finest songwriting. “I make it a rule for my latest record to never sound like my previous one. This album was built to sound different. None of the songs sound the same, and I love the idea that each song is a stylistic surprise,”

Main Street Blues - Bluest Blue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 63:07 
Size: 146,0 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dusty Road - 5:51
 2. Write If You Find ove - 6:50
 3. The Same Thing - 7:00
 4. Good Day For The Blues - 5:57
 5. Last Dirty Deal - 5:01
 6. Move On - 9:03
 7. Cold Cold Bed - 5:21
 8. Get Back Home To You - 4:26
 9. The Bluest Blues - 7:26
10. Breaking Up Someone's Home - 6:08

It’s taken a while for me to get round to it, but on the strength of Bluest Blue, this summer's release from Main Street Blues, their moniker is a good pointer to the style of this Scottish blues band. Their sound, to these ears at least, descends in a pretty straight line from the Three Kings, through the British blues boomers influenced by them, and on to later exponents of sophisticated electric blues.
The ten-track collection mingles three originals from guitarist and singer Derek Smith, a few familiar covers, and some less common or garden finds from other artists, and it has to be said that Smith’s homegrown material stands up to the competition. The first of these, the mid-paced ‘Dusty Road’ opens proceedings with gutsy chords and washes of organ to underpin Smith’s vocals, which are mellow and tuneful in a Clapton/Cray vein – it comes as no surprise that they’ve covered Eric’n’Bob’s ‘Old Love’ on a previous album.  Smith’s guitar tone is one of his strengths, here and throughout, while John Hay’s five-string bass bubbles away contentedly and Iain Hanna’s keys solo fits in nicely. It all boils down to a pretty good marker for what’s to follow. With ten songs lasting over an hour, you’ll appreciate that Main Street Blues like to lay back and spread out a bit, but they still succeed in making the time pass by without any dull longeurs.  There are a couple of seriously extended workouts in there, with over nine minutes’ worth of Smith’s own composition ‘Move On’, and title track Alvin Lee’s ‘The Bluest Blues’ coming up on the rails.  Smith’s tone on the former is excellent, contributing to the mood as he demonstrates good variation in pace on an extended solo, while Hanna contributes meditative organ and, by the sound of it, some subtle synth for additional textures. On the latter Hanna’s keys are also well to the fore, with delicate piano contributing to an imaginative, widescreen arrangement, while Smith’s vocals combine good phrasing and expressiveness.  His guitar could be higher in the mix though, and one of my reservations is that sonically they would sometimes benefit from more – to use a technical term – wallop.A good example would be their reading of Coco Montoya’s ‘Last Dirty Deal’, which features a stinging riff with a very Sixties feel, and tasteful bass from Hay, but could do with more grit vocally, and with the guitar being a bit more in yer face to capture the bitterness of the lyric.  But on the other hand Smith’s ‘Cold Cold Bed’ effectively combines gritty guitar chords and surges of organ with a touch of funk and a bit more vocal edge. The two familiar friends in the track list are Storyville's ‘Good Day For The Blues’, which has a tripping rhythm and sunny air to match its winning melody, and an uplifting keys solo from Hanna that melts into Smith’s guitar, and the covered-by-everybody ‘Breaking Up Someone’s Home’, which comes with a fresh, Clapton-ish arrangement that’s all stuttering riff, shuffling rhythm and spangly guitar.It’s worth noting that due to a bit of a Spinal Tap-style exploding drummer syndrome, MSB were without a sticksman during the recording of the album, and so opted for drum programming by Smith to fill the void.  And generally he does an impressive job of it, though on the aforementioned ‘Cold Cold Bed’ the groove gets a tad predictable, and on ‘Breaking Up Someone’s Home’ the drum sound could be a bit thicker.Between them Smith and Hanna provide enjoyable bursts of soloing throughout, the latter demonstrating a fondness for Jon Lord-meets-Booker-T organ playing on the likes of ‘Write If You Find Love’, while on Willie Dixon’s ‘The Same Thing’ Smith conjures up a sparkling solo that moves through some revved up chords into a piercing second section and then a lyrical segment dovetailed with the keys – and with good vocal phrasing to boot.
Bluest Blue is a well satisfying take on modern electric blues with a classic British bent.  It won’t take you on a journey to the centre of the universe, but it will keep the home fires burning.

Eric Clapton - Nothing But The Blues (Live)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2022
Time: 76:39 
Size: 176,0 MB 
Label: Reprise
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blues All Day Long - 4:19
 2. Standin' Round Crying - 4:51
 3. Forty-Four - 4:17
 4. It Hurts Me Too - 3:18
 5. Early in the Morning - 5:05
 6. Five Long Years - 5:22
 7. Crossroads - 6:18
 8. Malted Milk Blues - 2:46
 9. Motherless Child - 3:24
10. How Long Blues - 3:24
11. Reconsider Baby - 3:39
12. Sinner's Prayer - 3:49
13. Everyday I Have the Blues - 4:50
14. Someday After a While - 3:43
15. Have You Ever Loved a Woman - 6:51
16. I'm Tore Down - 3:25
17. Groaning the Blues - 7:10

The previously unreleased live performances on 'Nothing But the Blues' serve as a vital counterpart to 'From The Cradle', which was recorded in the studio. While several songs appear on both ('Motherless Child', 'Standing 'Round Crying', and 'I'm Tore Down'), the performances are entirely different. The release also includes songs that did not appear on From the Cradle, including Jimmy Rogers', 'Blues All Day Long', and Robert Johnson's 'Malted Milk', as well as the standards 'Every Day I Have The Blues' and 'Forty-Four'.

Janiva Magness - Hard To Kill

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2022
Time: 49:14 
Size: 112,9 MB 
Label: Fathead Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Strong As Steel - 4:09
 2. The Last Time - 4:34
 3. Don't You Forget About Me - 3:27
 4. Fireman - 3:27
 5. Lover Girl - 4:20
 6. Comes Around - 4:48
 7. You And Me - 3:22
 8. I'm Still Here - 4:26
 9. Right Here - 3:29
10. Closer - 4:01
11. Standing On The Moon - 3:48
12. Oh Pearl - 5:18

Singer-songwriter-author Janiva Magness makes a forceful return on June 24 with the release of Hard to Kill, the Los Angeles-based musician’s first new collection in three years, on her own label Fathead Records. The seven-time Blues Music Awards recipient (and the 2009 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, the Blues Foundation’s highest honor) and 2016 Grammy Award nominee will simultaneously release the Fathead audio book edition of Weeds Like Us, her frank, profoundly moving 2019 memoir. Los Angeles composer and musician Matt Cartsonis produced.LA Weekly named the volume its “Book of the Month,” while No Depression said, “[Magness] plumbs her own emotional depths, carrying us with her through her own hells and back to the other side. Ultimately, Magness’ memoir is a story of hope and the refusal to let the worst experiences of life kill you.”
Magness, who co-wrote four of the dozen new compositions on Hard to Kill, says of her boldly honest and affecting new collection of songs, “I feel like it’s a retrospective — not just of my musical life, but of my life. At this point, with what I’ve been through in my life, top to bottom, you know what, the gloves are off, and the rules are, there really aren’t any rules.” The musician sees a direct link between her new album — which leads off with the autobiographical track “Strong As Steel” — and her book, an unflinching and shattering look back at a life shaken by physical and sexual abuse, the suicides of both her parents, years in foster care, drug addiction and alcoholism, and teenage pregnancy and motherhood. It also details the beginnings of her distinguished musical career, for which she found early inspiration in the work of such blues titans as Otis Rush and Etta James.
“I like true stories,” Magness says. “My dad said something to me a long time ago; the meaning of it has changed over time, as things like that do, if we wake up. He said, ‘The truth will set you free.’”
Sitting on the bedrock of blues, soul, and funk, the music on Hard to Kill is so tough and assured that it comes as a surprise when Magness says she was initially uncertain about undertaking the making of a new album. She recalls, “Coming out of the pandemic, I had gotten to a pretty dark place.” She chuckles, adding, “I laugh, because how is that a surprise? Is this news of some kind? I’d gotten there just as many of us had, and I had lost myself.” Magness turned the corner creatively after her husband suggested that she should talk things over with Dave Darling, her longtime producer, guitarist, and friend. “He’s a scrapper like me,” Magness says of Darling. “He’s pragmatic. I said, ‘I don’t know if I can do this again. I don’t know if I should.’ And he goes, ‘Of course you should.’ I said, ‘But why?’ And this sounds really simple and stupid, but he said, ‘Because it’s what you do. Because it’s what we do, as artists, and you are a f___ing artist. So cut it out.’” Magness began writing new material in the spring of 2021. Looking back, she now realizes that her new songs were tied to the intense memories and feelings she had exposed in Weeds Like/
Hard to Kill is bracketed by the album’s most powerful and personal songs, which Magness penned with her Australian collaborators Lauren Bliss and Andrew Lowden, whom she describes as “incredibly intuitive writers.”  “Strong As Steel,” the source of the album’s title, is a statement of survival and a potent and bluntly honest look back at Magness’ wild and chaotic younger days. “Oh Pearl” is a naked song written as an open letter to the singer’s daughter, whom she gave up for adoption as a 17-year- old unwed mother. She says of the latter track, “It’s part of my amends. One woman who heard it said, ‘This song is for all mothers who have troubled relationships with their daughters, for all of us birth mothers who have given up their children.’”  “I’m Still Here,” which draws its title from a passage in Weeds Like Us, was co-written by Magness and Annie Mack, who also collaborated on the album’s first single, “Don’t You Forget About Me,” and “Closer.”
Producer Darling wrote or co-wrote six of the album’s songs. The arrangement of one, the buoyant “Lover Girl,” conjures up Magness’ Minneapolis roots, and the style of the artist who was perhaps the city’s greatest musical product.
The album is rounded out by a cover of “The Last Time,” authored by songwriter’s songwriter John Hiatt. 

четверг, 23 июня 2022 г.

Nick Evans Mowery - Owners and Pickers

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2022
Time: 24:46 
Size: 57,0 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tired Ole Man Blues - 3:15
 2. My Whole World - 3:50
 3. Owners and Pickers - 3:11
 4. Sing Your Song - 2:13
 5. Fried Bologna Sammich - 2:33
 6. C'mon Now - 3:55
 7. Walk a Thin Line - 3:10
 8. Reindeer Fly - 2:36

Nick Evans Mowery “Owners and Pickers” released on 4.27.2022 and reached #5 on the iTunes Blues Albums Chart.  Song “Tired Ole Man Blues” peaked at #13 on the iTunes Blues Singles Chart. Song “Walk a Thin Line” was featured on The Young & The Restless 05.18.22.   
Nick Evans Mowery is a singer/songwriter/producer living just outside of Nashville, TN.  NEM music has received placements in many hit Television Shows and Movie Soundtracks since 2010.  All music was written and produced by NEM @ Tangent Boy Studio in Murfreesboro, TN.

Kevin Brown - Time Marches On

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992/2000
Time: 46:42 
Size: 107,8 MB 
Label: Taxim Records/Doodah Records
Styles: Blues Rock/Pop Rock/Americana
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Trouble Ahead - 3:57
 2. Is It All For Nothing - 5:22
 3. Dallas - 3:19
 4. One of Those Nights - 3:13
 5. Two Sides To Every Story - 4:24
 6. Down On 6th Street - 3:54
 7. You Can Do That - 3:57
 8. Hard Working Man - 4:29
 9. Only Just A Matter of Time - 3:55
10. Strong Heart - 3:57
11. Your the One - 6:10

Kevin Brown (born 1950) is an English blues guitarist, songwriter and singer. His main genre is the blues, although he has spread out his style to incorporate country, folk, Americana and world music over an almost forty-year professional career. He has released twelve albums to date, which included collaborations with Moussa Kouyate and Gary Rudd. Performing from the main stage at the Glastonbury Festival to the bars of Texas, Mark Knopfler stated that Brown "offers far more than your average slide player".
Tales of the life of this long established troubadour set within the inspirations he finds in his travels and times with friends from around the globe. He offers a variety of genres to create musically rich backdrops to his tales of the road.

Supersonic Blues Machine - Voodoo Nation

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2022
Time: 61:19 
Size: 141,4 MB 
Label: Provogue Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Money - 3:42
 2. Too Late - 3:27
 3. Coming Thru - 5:33
 4. You and Me - 5:50
 5. Get it Done - 3:54
 6. 8 Ball Lucy - 5:32
 7. Devil at the Doorstep - 7:58
 8. Is it All - 5:14
 9. Do it Again - 3:15
10. I Will Let Go - 5:22
11. Voodoo Nation - 6:58
12. All Our Love - 4:29

Double vinyl LP pressing. 2022 release featuring special guests Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Eric Gales, Joe Louis Walker, Ana Popovic, Kirk Fletcher, King Solomon Hicks, Josh Smith, and Sonny Landreth. "The general discontent in the world at the moment is so widespread, we get told to embrace it because that's life," says bassist Fabrizio Grossi. "No, that's not life," he asserts. "It's how we're forced to live nowadays. Voodoo Nation refers to the times we're living in, at least here in the States, but I guess the whole world can relate. We're getting to the point where we're living out life almost as Zombies. We're little machines." But there is always hope, which is what Supersonic Blues Machine has always been about.
Blues trio Supersonic Blues Machine – which comprises bassist Fabrizio Grossi, drummer Kenny Aronoff and new guitarist Kris Barras – have announced their new album Voodoo Nation, for which they’ve assembled a gallery of blues guitar heavyweights.
Due June 24 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group, Voodoo Nation will see the trio line up alongside Eric Gales, Kirk Fletcher, Josh Smith and Ana Popovic, as well as King Solomon Hicks, Joe Louis Walker, Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr and slide legend Sonny Landreth, over the course of 12 new tracks.
To whet the whistle for what’s in store, Supersonic Blues Machine – who are no strangers when it comes to recruiting guitar A-listers – have dropped the record’s lead effort, 8 Ball Lucy, which is treated to Landreth’s silky slide playing.
Said to be the story of how it’s “easy to fall into temptation when you're broken down”, 8 Ball Lucy introduces a swashbuckling, swampy progression by way of some rumbling bass activity and immediately identifiable slide action.
Throughout the track, Landreth decorates proceedings with some quasi-improvised chordal and lead line embellishments – which weave between Barras’ own snappy six-string soundbites – before letting loose on an extended gain-laden solo at the 2:40 mark.
“The general discontent in the world at the moment is so widespread, we get told to embrace it because that's life," said Grossi in a statement accompanying the Voodoo Nation news. "No, that's not life. It's how we're forced to live nowadays.
“Voodoo Nation refers to the times we're living in,” he continued, “at least here in the States, but I guess the whole world can relate. We're getting to the point where we're living out life almost as zombies. We're little machines."
Of the involvement of Barras, a British player who was drafted to replace Lance Lopez, Grossi noted that the personnel shake-up prompted the trio to explore “Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Gary Moore” influences in favor of the “West Coast Funkadelic ‘60s and overall jam vibe” of their previous offerings.
“Kind of a Union Jack imprint over a Star-Spangled Banner,” he offered.
When it arrives, Voodoo Nation will be Supersonic Blues Machine’s third studio album and first since 2017’s Californisoul, which itself featured a bounty of high-profile players, including Robben Ford, Steve Lukather, Billy Gibbons and Walter Trout.
Californisoul followed the band’s 2016 debut, West of Flushing, South of Frisco, which tapped Warren Haynes, Billy Gibbons, Chris Duarte, Walter Trout, Eric Gales and Robben Ford.
"I'm not saying, 'Fuck flower power,' because that's always the message," Grossi added. "But there are very introspective things and a lot of the theatrics that we are dealing with on this record, which I would say are fairly common in the blues but are dealt with a twist. There is a lot of Devil's stuff in this record."

T. Blade And The Esquires - I'm A Business Man

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1987
Time: 37:13 
Size: 86,3 MB 
Label: Tone Cool 
Styles: Blues/Rock/Modern Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front+Back 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hour Of The Wolf - 3:07
 2. I'll Be Dead - 3:45
 3. I Laughed So Hard, I Cried - 4:47
 4. Trapezoid Whirl - 3:46
 5. I'm A Business Man - 4:58
 6. Held For Questioning - 3:36
 7. Wildchild - 3:35
 8. Supersonics - 2:32
 9. Dogs Of Love - 3:06
10. A Place In Your Heart - 4:01

There is no information about the album. Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff took part in the recording of the album.

среда, 22 июня 2022 г.

Danny Kalb - I'm Gonna Live the Life I Sing About

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 56:05 
Size: 128,9 MB 
Label: Sojourn Records
Styles: Electric Blues/East Coast Blues/Blues Rock/Rock/Folk/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Wish You Would - 3:49
 2. Slippin' and Slidin' - 4:13
 3. You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover - 3:34
 4. Mean Old World - 6:15
 5. Gotta Get Goin' Again - 2:34
 6. Danville Dame - 3:44
 7. I'm in the Mood - 3:32
 8. Shame, Shame, Shame - 3:28
 9. Crazy Girl - 3:36
10. I'm Gonna Live the Life I Sing About in My Song - 3:12
11. Shake Sugaree - 3:23
12. Samson & Delilah (If I Had My Way) - 4:58
13. Baby Please Don't Go - 5:11
14. Lazy Afternoon - 4:30

Danny Kalb, born on September 19, 1942 in Brooklyn, NYC, USA, is a guitarist and an original member of The Blues Project, formed in 1965. He has also worked as session musician, performing with such folk singers as Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan. Kalb and the blues ethnomusicologist Samuel B. Charters formed The New Strangers. He joined Dave Van Ronk's The Ragtime Jug Stompers in 1963. Inspired by the African-American bluesmen Son House, Skip James and Mississippi John Hurt, Kalb experimented with acoustic and electronic music. In 1965 The Blues Project performed an eleven-minute rendition of Muddy Waters's "Two Trains Running" in electronic form, with Waters in the audience. Personality clashes, drugs and the lifestyle of the 1960s took their toll on The Blues Project, Steve Katz and Al Kooper left to form Blood, Sweat And Tears. In 1968 Danny Kalb released "Crosscurrents" with Stefan Grossman. Kalb was fairly quiet for the next twenty years, but joined Al Kooper for a Blues Project reunion, recorded at The Bottom Line in 1996. He currently performs solo acoustic gigs, plays acoustic and electric music with the Danny Kalb Trio, including Bob Jones (8) on acoustic bass and Mark Ambrosino on drums, and occasionally performs with Stefan Grossman and Steve Katz and with his brother Jonathan Kalb. At the age of 76, Danny Kalb is still active as guitarist on the vintage early Gibson J-200 with which he began his career in the 1960s, and besides that he also produces, mix and master music for other artists.


Little Jr. Cannaday - I Been Misused

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 45:17 
Size: 104,4 MB 
Label: No Cover Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Been Misused - 5:40
 2. Real Old Lady - 3:34
 3. The Sky Is Cryin - 6:22
 4. I Got My Eyes On You - 2:51
 5. Let Me Love You Baby - 2:56
 6. Little Blackbird - 3:58
 7. Everybody Likes What I Got - 3:01
 8. Easy Baby - 4:57
 9. Blues At Midnight - 4:46
10. Old Girl - 4:06
11. Old Girl (Inst.) - 3:01

Detroit, Michigan, USA area American blues guitarist. Born June 29, 1934 in Lula, Mississippi, USA. Died May 17, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Learned guitar from his dad, Thomas Cannaday, Sr. Moved to Chicago, Illinois, USA and then to Detroit, Michigan, USA. He performed around Detroit at extended gigs at joints like the Apex Lounge, the Parrot Lounge, the State Fair Lounge, Cooley’s Bar, the Black & Tan, the Soup Kitchen, etc. He lived on the east side of Detroit & had two wives & six children. David Ruffin of the Temptations got his start singing with Little Junior Cannady at the Black & Tan club.