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среда, 19 июня 2019 г.

The Kingsnakes - Trouble On The Run

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 49:36
Size: 114,6 MB
Label: Blue Wave
Styles: Harmonica Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blacksnake Shake - 4:52
 2. My Mind Is Breaking - 2:46
 3. Motherless World - 4:02
 4. Trouble On The Run - 3:24
 5. No One But A Fool - 5:30
 6. Tough As Nails - 4:23
 7. Can't Find Heaven - 4:22
 8. After Hours - 5:16
 9. (TryingTo) Get You Off My Mind - 6:18
10. Oops - 2:19
11. I'm Leavin' You - Got a Mind to Travel - 6:18

Make no mistake. These Kingsnakes are the real Kingsnakes. No pretty-boy pin-ups in this bunch. And you ain't gonna hear no wimpy love songs soaked with strings. Just four road-tested, blues-rockin' fellas, who'll smoke any dingy barroom with the best of them. And their mammas love them. Baggy eyes an' all. Speaking of the real thing, who should know better than the great John Lee Hooker. The Boogie King. Possessor of a voice that could curl the toes of a Sunday school teacher and a growl that can bring her to her knees. John Lee has welcomed the use of The Kingsnakes numerous occasions as his backing band. The Hook has this to say about one of the East Coast's best barroom blues bands, "I'm proud they've named their band after one of my songs, (Crawling Kingsnake). They've done it justice and they are really fine musicians." When The Hook speaks, ya better listen. Now I think you oughta meet the boys so you might feel a little personal with 'em. Harpoonist Pete McMahon, is also a mighty fine singer with a nice bit of a growl himself. Knows how to write a tune too. Guitar slinger Terry Mulhauser is a steady rollin' man, the cat just don't play a bad lick. Bassman Paul LaRonde is king of the round sound, Mr. Hooker sez he reminds him of Canned Heat bassist, Larry Taylor. Compliments don't get any better. Stickman Mark Tiffault lives in a 'roomful of grooves' and he don't ever come out. Never. By the way, all four of the boys call Syracuse, New York their home. Bleed Orange and wear thermal underwear they do.  Okay, now I'll tell ya about the tunes. Best ones they've come up with yet. Blacksnake Shake is one of those "feature the harmonica" specials that's gonna have all those young, aspiring harpoonists blowing their brains out. Good luck boys. My Mind is Breaking is a "state of the union" address that tells it like it is. Life is deceiving. Motherless World gots some heavy stuff goin' on. Better listen up. Trouble On The Run somehow ended up being the title of this album. Process of elimination, but it's a fun tune. No One But A Fool is a song Mr. T likes alot. You better like it too. Side two kicks off with a Nick Gravenites song you aint gonna find anywhere else. Told me we could record it but we better not f#@k it up. They didn't. Can't Find Heaven shows the boys do have a serious side to them. Seriously though, the next tune, After Hours, showcases a couple of good friends and great musicians, Kenny "The Doctor" Baker on sax and Deacon Jones on organ. They helped out on most of the tunes and they shined. The album closes with (Trying To) Get You Off My Mind. Kind of sums up what's on the boys' minds and Pete gives Websters Dictionary something to think about. All you digital people get a couple of bonus tracks cause you spent more money. Who said life ain't fair?

Trouble On The Run

Giba Guitar Byblos - My Duty

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 41:16
Size: 95,9 MB
Label: Chico Blues Records/High Fidelity Recording
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. My Duty - 5:40
 2. Chickenheads - 4:11
 3. Goin' Down - 3:55
 4. Ain't Nobody's Business - 4:16
 5. Junior Bought Me A Jim - 3:51
 6. Big Legged Woman - 4:16
 7. Today I Started Lovin' You Again - 3:19
 8. The Landlady - 2:57
 9. Bad Boy - 4:18
10. You Don't Know What Love Is - 4:28

Musicians:
Giba Guitar Byblos - vocals, lead & rhythm guitars;
Homesick Hanes - lead guitar;
Fabio Basili - bass;
Nilton Godoi - drums;
Andre Youssef - keys;
Ivan Marsio, Alex "Al Slim" Drobnicki - harp;
Andre Calixto - sax;
Daniel Coreia - trombone;
Ricardo Ivanov - rhythm guitar.

Giba Guitar Byblos is a Brazilian guitar player with a fat tone who idolizes Freddie King and Lonnie Brooks. Man, he knows how to play! Giba succeeds in emulating the phrasing and timbre of Freddie King as he lays down the vocals and a horn section makes the bed. He also pays tribute to other Chicago greats with melodies recalling Otis Rush and throws back a dose of bourbon with Junior Wells flare. This killer CD is hilarious, too- "My Duty is to please your …" If you can't understand his Portuguese/English accent and don't know what rhymes with Duty, then go re-visit the movie "Shaft!" Giba Guitar Byblos definitely helps to keep the Blues flame lit.

My Duty

вторник, 18 июня 2019 г.

John The Martyr - John The Martyr

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 45:56
Size: 106,1 MB
Label: Plus One Records
Styles: Rock/Soul/Blues/Jazz/R&B
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Time - 3:49
 2. Cross The Line - 3:32
 3. Feeling Good - 4:05
 4. Prism - 5:53
 5. Working Man - 3:23
 6. Schmoopie - 3:44
 7. Shy - 3:46
 8. Channeled - 5:17
 9. Fury - 3:51
10. Brighter Day - 3:35
11. History - 4:58

Check out the Harlem-meets-NOLA vibe of "Time," premiering here.
Harlem meets New Orleans with undeniably soulful results on John The Martyr's self-titled debut album/
The 10-member troupe certainly has a unique story. It's fronted by 71-year-old New York singer Bill Hudson, who boasts a deep R&B and doo-wop pedigree. His chief collaborators are young NOLA players Kyle Ridley, Dustin DiSalvo and Chris Hines, who had moved north to make music in the melting pot. And melt they have, with a band that also includes a German saxophonist (Martin Seller), a Japanese violinist (Kiho Yutaka) and players from around North America. "I think the task was to not try to define, but let’s embrace whatever it sounds like without the label. That's the magic," Hudson tells Billboard. "It's kind of a gumbo -- just a bunch of different ingredients stirred together and the fruition of what we all sound like when it does."
JTM began during June of 2015, when Ridley heard Hudson singing with a doo-wop group in a Manhattan subway. The guitarist initially "wanted to capture their voice, somehow" but soon honed-in on Hudson in particular. "When I heard Bill sing lead, that was a whole other level," Ridley recalls. "When I heard Bill sing lead on some lyrics I wrote, I thought, 'That sounds really cool'." After a subsequent show at the Mercury Lounge with an early version of the band, "we never looked back. I don't think I ever could have predicted this set-up, or this band. If I could've planned it, I probably would have screwed it up.
"It's gone through a lot of iterations," Ridley adds, "but it's finally gotten to the point where it's a real family, a great hang. It's surprising to see so many people from different countries, different backgrounds and different styles of music being able to come together around Bill's voice and not only find a balance, musically, but be able to just have a great time -- and laugh our faces off together."
JTM -- named after an old church parish on New York's Upper East Side where Ridley once stored equipment -- has been building buzz the past few years, culminating in rave reviews at this year's South By Southwest. Ridley and Hudson consider the 11-track John The Martyr album (which will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day, April 13, and digitally on June 14) to be something of a calling card showcasing a variety of classic soul influences with an emphasis on the smooth in tracks such as "Brighter Day" and "Channeled," along with a bit of slinky muscle on "Time" (coming out as a single April 3). Plus, there's the anthemic rock dynamics of "Fury," the pulsing drive on "Working Man" and the the fluid interchange of JTM's instrumental corps on "Schmoopie."
Most exciting to Ridley, however, is what's to come. "I wrote probably six or seven of the songs on the album before I met Bill...or had the band together," he says. "Now I feel like with the whole band, together, we have all these people who are so talented we're figuring out how to harness it all, really. Other people have songs and there's things that can come from jam sessions. So if anybody digs the first album that's awesome, but wait 'til there's more than one or two people working on it. That's where it'll get exciting."
And Hudson, an unapologetic lifer with no regrets, is happy to be along for the ride. "This is the furthest point I've reached in the music," he says. "When you're chasing your passion, you don't know where it's gonna lead you. A lot of people who don't get fruition leave after a few years. I always had a secular job but always kept that fervor for my music. Four years ago I met a couple of kids, and now here we are. A lot of things unfold that are unforeseen. I don't know what the next step is going to be or what it's going to lead to; That's just part of the mystery and the excitement that comes along with it."

John The Martyr

понедельник, 17 июня 2019 г.

Randy Pavlock and Twenty Four Seven - Fly On / Live On

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 41:51
Size: 96,2 MB
Label: R.P. and T.F.S Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. She's Getting to My Head - 4:01
 2. Don't Go - 5:26
 3. Love Struck Baby - 2:30
 4. Heartbreak - 4:19
 5. Fly On - 5:28
 6. When I Breathe - 4:13
 7. I May Be Bluffing - 4:00
 8. Broken Heart - 4:57
 9. Stew Somethin' - 3:16
10. Shake for Me - 3:37

This original Singer/ Songwriter is the epitome of Texas Blues/Rock and Americana. Randy Pavlock delivers the best in hard-driving, yet heartfelt music similar to the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, and more..

Fly On / Live On

John Hill - Blue for You

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 59:30
Size: 136,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Piano Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. In Two Minds - 4:26
 2. Ev'ry Waking Moment - 3:57
 3. Poetry - 4:06
 4. Suite Sophia #7 - 8:30
 5. The Perfect Stranger - 4:30
 6. The Face - 4:39
 7. One Afternoon - 3:22
 8. Long Distance Runner - 4:31
 9. Lousy Lazy Lover - 2:36
10. Colliding Worlds - 4:30
11. Eyeliner Blues - 4:24
12. Swollen River Blues - 4:57
13. New Kind of Man - 4:55

Late night laid back songs of love...or not/Songs of love and longing, performed with Sydney's A-list musicians. An amalgam of jazz, pop, blues ballads for those late night inner moments.
(https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/johnhill32)

Blue for You

вторник, 11 июня 2019 г.

Kid Andersen - Rock Awhile

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 53:31
Size: 122,7 MB
Label: Blue Soul
Styles: Blues/Jump Blues/Rockin Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rock Awhile - 4:12
 2. Walkin' Thru The Park - 3:33
 3. Someday You Got To Pay - 5:48
 4. Lil' Earthquake - 3:13
 5. Bald Headed Woman - 3:24
 6. Aquavit Boogie - 2:27
 7. Hangover Day - 4:12
 8. Hobnobbing With The Hoy Poy - 4:39
 9. I Really Love My Monkey - 3:29
10. All Your Love - 3:48
11. You Ain't So Pretty No More - 4:08
12. She's Got It - 3:09
13. I'm Broke - 3:45
14. Stompin' With The Kid - 3:39

New blues guitar hero hailing from Norway, living and playing the blues California style. Jumpin'and wailing guitar and great songs.
Kid Andersen is probably best known as Charlie Musselwhite's lead guitar player in his current recording and touring band, but has been putting out solo records for some time now.
Born and raised in the country of Norway, Kid moved to California in 2001 and immersed himself in the West Coast Blues sound, which is quite evident on his debut, "Rock Awhile"
His wailing guitar and sincere, soulful vocals also draw heavily from Otis Rush,Peter Green, Buddy Guy and Freddie King.
This record finds Kid Andersen in full bloom in the California Jump-tinged blues sound. He receives generous help from sax man Terry Hanck, and harper Mark Hummel as well as a few surprises from his long time guitar hero- Junior Watson.
Fans of authentic Chicago blues and jumpin' west coast swing guitar cannot miss with this CD. There are also exciting ventures into the world of Surf and a haunting Peter Green-ish workout on "Hangover Day"

Rock Awhile

Foley And The Falling Bassmen & Michael Wayne Avery - Pray

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 39:57
Size: 91,8 MB
Label: Dust & Static Records & Tapes
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lucky Three - 3:55
 2. Atlas Said - 2:46
 3. Pray - 3:35
 4. Barely Seventeen (The Ballad of Joel and Jodean) - 4:04
 5. Tired of Being Tired - 4:02
 6. Build Up - 3:51
 7. Evening Sun - 4:12
 8. Love And Loyalty - 5:05
 9. Static - 4:16
10. Eight Hands - 4:07

Recorded in the Spring of 2019, Pray is the sophomore release from the blues band Foley and the Falling Bassmen and features harmonica Legend Larry Giles and company at their very best!

Pray

пятница, 7 июня 2019 г.

Alberta Adams(featuring Johnnie Bassett) - Born with the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 53:55
Size: 124,1 MB
Label: Cannonball Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tell You Like It Is - 5:09
 2. Blues Mood - 9:18
 3. He May Be Your Man - 3:29
 4. Pair and a Spare - 5:18
 5. Goin' Home Tomorrow - 3:36
 6. Born With The Blues - 2:56
 7. Just A Lucky So And So - 4:37
 8. Messin' Around With The Blues - 6:11
 9. Half A Man - 3:26
10. I Can Be Good - 2:54
11. Searchin' - 6:56

Known as "the Queen of Detroit Blues," Adams' career got a jump start with an explosive four song turn on Cannonball's Blues Across America series. Here she returns with her first full length album. With a core band featuring Johnnie Bassett, Adams runs through a batch of tunes ranging from jump blues, New Orleans R&B, smoky ballads and jazzy slow blues. A seasoned performer, Adams still has a sizable amount of honey in her voice with none of the annoying warbling vibrato that plagues most singers her age. An impressive outing, to say the least. No shrieking, no oodles of noodles disregard for the melody, just solid singing by a true American music treasure.

Born with the Blues

четверг, 6 июня 2019 г.

Luke Walter Jr - Back To Normal

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 51:11
Size: 118,3 MB
Label: BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA
Styles: Blues Rock/Soft Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. As The Crow Flies - 3:38
 2. Hole In The Sky - 4:00
 3. Mobile Telephone - 3:15
 4. Good Woman Bad - 3:43
 5. Back To Normal - 4:54
 6. She's Got The Power - 3:37
 7. Lady Rock And Roll - 3:54
 8. Backscratch - 3:39
 9. Rendezvous With The Blues - 2:55
10. Blues Of The Month Club - 4:05
11. I Don't Need Nothing - 3:04
12. Course Of Life - 4:32
13. The Path Of A Decent Groove - 5:48

Luk Renneboog, better known as Luke Walter Jr., (22 November 1947 - New York, 18 June 1996) was a Belgian blues singer and musician. In 1986 he founded the group Blue Blot with Albert Szukalski. With the second album ‘Bridge to your heart’, the group made a breakthrough to the general public. In 1993 they discovered that he had leukemia. Just before his death he made the solo album Back To Normal.

Back To Normal

Kaz Hawkins - Dont You Know

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 40:29
Size: 93,1 MB
Label: Kaz Hawkins Music
Styles: Blues/Soul Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Nendrum - 2:11
 2. Dont Slip Away - 2:34
 3. Because You Love - 5:26
 4. Dont You Know Spoken Word - 2:00
 5. Surviving - 4:11
 6. Better Days - 3:08
 7. Alabama Love - 2:17
 8. The River That Sings - 3:00
 9. Lipstick and Cocaine - 4:10
10. Hallelujah Happy People - 3:13
11. Dont You Know - 3:41
12. My Daughter My Reflection - 4:33

Some albums can be dipped in and out of and others have to be listened to with an open heart and mind from the beginning to the end. This is such an album. This unexpected solo delivery from Kaz Hawkins is a concept album that is full of anguish, a glimpse of sunshine behind the tears and the sunny uplands, a journey where you learn about pain of walking a mile In someone else’s shoes. The individual segments are short, full of lyrical depth and the full glory of Kaz’s vocals powers soulful deep and then soaring into the clouds with freedom of tonal shape and texture. Kaz without her band there is a vulnerability juxtaposed with a forceful strength as Sam York on the piano accompanies her on this the most personal of journeys. The songs are all written by Kaz, with the inclusion of Hallelujah Happy People linking back to her album Get Ready.
The opening track Nendrum is a tonal poem, taking us back to the chants of a cloister combining with the clarity of her vocals as she sings ‘Hold Me Let me know…. And I’ll Meet you there’ gospel meets modernity. This mix of ancient and modern makes perfect sense as Nendrum refers to a 10th Century Monastic Site in Northern Ireland that Kaz visited during her mental illness melding the many voices with the eighty-one vocal takes from Kaz woven into the power of the opening number.
How to follow this intensity, complexity and simplicity captured in just over two minutes, with a melodic piano and our first introduction to Sam York and the choral delivery full of slow and a begging demand as Kaz begs ‘Don’t Slip Away’. The first single from the album, every download benefiting Aware NI. The spoken interludes bring this spiritual and meaningful album back into the now with her daughters Avril & Amy. The family is integral to the album with Amy singing backing vocals on My Daughter My Reflection and on the album cover Kaz’s Grandson, reflecting that her journey of trauma and anguish has bought her to this crossroad of confidence, love and family. The fourth track is well-known to anyone who has heard Kaz live, dedicated to her daughters Because I Love You working so beautiful in this re-arrangement, followed by the gentle spoken words from Professor Meg Tyler of Boston University who has worked with Kaz over the past few years where she has given lectures to BU Students on using music as a mental health tool; ending Don’t You Know. Half way through and the power and confidence grows as the tone begins to change with a hint of defiance as Kaz sings about Surviving, seamlessly moving into Better Days. Pandora has dropped once again the magic of hope into the tempo. You can hear the smile, the hint of an infectious chuckle as Kaz sings this jazzy number that is accompanied by a chirpy piano beat.
The album is a different direction but we dip into soulful Alabama Blues with Alabama Love. Opening with a recording of a conversation and Kaz’s chuckle, these are people of Muscle Shoals Kaz met on a recent trip to Alabama. The River That Sings, written about Tom Hendrix’s Wall and the legend behind the story the wall tells of his great Grandmother Te-lah-nay part of the Yuchi Indian Tribe who named the Tennessee River the River That Sings. The piano adds a tension and undercurrent to Lipstick and Cocaine reflecting the props used as we go down the river of hell to emerge the other side to sing with joy in your voice Hallelujah Happy People. This is a song of life, dance and living the dream that is a reality built on a hurtful past.
The penultimate and title track, Don’t You Know is the gathering of the journey we have been on with Kaz her voice is deep soulful shimmering in blood red rubies nothing is crystalline clear like a diamond life led and prizes earned are much more complicated Don’t You Know. Guitar from Sam opens the final number a homage to the beauty of her daughter with Amy joining in on the backing vocals pulling the album together, music and love the strength and heart of every breath, laugh and note sung by the amazing Kaz Hawkins. (http://bluesdoodles.com)

Dont You Know