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пятница, 16 апреля 2021 г.

Hangin' Judge - Rising Mountains

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 38:35 
Size: 88,4 MB 
Label: XL Bass
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mr. Highway Man - 4:07
 2. Taildragger - 4:21
 3. Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You - 4:55
 4. Devil Woman - 6:56
 5. No Fighting - 6:08
 6. Double Trouble - 8:20
 7. Baby I Love You - 3:45

Hangin 'Judge is a blues band. Four friends kickin' it for fun. The Red Devils and The Fabulous Thunderbirds are their main sources of inspiration. Not much else to say about it .... Just some steady blues with Nick on the drums, Pieter on the bass, Wouter on the guitar and Berry does the vocals and harmonica. 

четверг, 15 апреля 2021 г.

Scott Palmer - Ruckus

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 36:37 
Size: 85,0 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. In The Pocket - 2:22
 2. Percolate - 2:25
 3. All In Stride - 4:18
 4. The Someday Blues - 4:05
 5. Tough Scuffle - 3:31
 6. Bustin' at The Seams - 2:51
 7. Devil May Care - 2:50
 8. Good Ol' Boy - 3:19
 9. The Whole Darn Thing - 2:07
10. Look Away - 3:30
11. Leave It to Me - 2:49
12. Spit In Your Eye - 2:25

Gritty original lyrics are the centerpiece to this album recorded in southern Illinois, near the Kentucky boarder. This album is chalked full of passion and fire. Recorded in just eleven days, a group of approximately a dozen gifted musicians bring a heart-wrenching intensity to the performance and delivery of these twelve songs; so much so that the listener is hard-pressed not to feel the sincerity and truth that runs throughout this songwriter's poignant depictions. Lead instruments range from stellar acoustic and electric guitar work, to outstanding harmonica and trumpet performances. The percussion throughout the disc is creative and inventive with a steadiness that creates a perfect foundation for this project to build upon. This recording possesses an almost live feel and dynamic, while maintaining a tightness only found when skilled musicians are completely immersed in their creative process. Definitely a rare gem that any music lover will be glad to have stumbled across. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. 


Bobby Radcliff - Early In The Morning

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1985
Time: 35:49 
Size: 82,9 MB 
Label: A-Okay Records
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front+Back 

Tracks Listing:
 1. UH! - 4:20
 2. You Belong To Me - 2:53
 3. Woke Up Screamin' - 2:49
 4. 21 Days In Jail - 2:44
 5. Early In The Morning - 5:33
 6. Sweet Love - 2:45
 7. Don't You Leave Me Baby - 2:47
 8. Just A Stranger - 3:28
 9. Goin' Away Baby - 3:04
10. You Win - 5:26

Musicians:
Guitar, Vocals, Producer – Bobby Radcliff
Bass – Brian Miller, David Hofstra, Oren Bloedow
Drums – Bobby Previte
Piano – Wayne Horvitz
Baritone Saxophone – Dave Sewelson
Tenor Saxophone – Philip Johnston

Bobby Radcliff began playing guitar at the age of 12 in Chevy Chase Maryland, after hearing the legendary Magic Sam perform live at the 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival. Bobby was so inspired by Magic Sam’s performance that he took it upon himself to venture off to Chicago to meet his newfound guitar idol. Bobby found Magic Sam in Cook County Hospital after Sam had suffered a major heart attack. After Sam recovered, he invited Bobby back to his home at 1615 South Harding Street, in the heart of Chicago’s West Side, where he and his family resided. Sam introduced Bobby to the West Side Chicago Blues scene at such venues as The Alex Club and the L & A Lounge.
Bobby spent the first half of the 1970’s performing in Washington DC with his own band. Members of his band included many of the great Washington DC players; Steve Shaw, Victor Spano, Dave Walker, Dick Heintze, Robbie Magruder and Danny Gatton. Bobby recorded his first 45 RPM single in 1974 on the Aladin Label.
In 1977, Bobby moved to New York City and became one of the house musicians at the Lone Star Café working with Kinky Friedman, Bernard Purdie, and the original Blues Brothers, featuring John Belushi and Roomful Of Blues. In 1984, Bobby recorded “Early In the Morning”, his first 33 RPM album.
In 1988, Bobby signed with Black Top Records, of which he recorded five albums; “Dresses Too Short”, “Universal Blues”, “There’s A Cold Grave In Your Way”, “Live At The Rynborn” and “Live At Tipitina’s”.
In 2005, Bobby recorded “Natural Ball” with producer Bill Bowman on the Rollo Label.
Bobby currently resides in New York City and has released his latest album, “Freaking Me Out!” (Krellno Records 2011).
Source : http://bobbyradcliffblues.com/bio

The Juke Joints - Tin House

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 46:06 
Size: 107,7 MB 
Label: Black Cat Records
Styles: Rockin Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Betty Lee - 2:34
 2. I'm Working on It - 2:58
 3. Long Long Dirty Trail - 2:50
 4. Please Come Home - 2:54
 5. Jealous Man - 3:51
 6. What In The World - 7:38
 7. Polk Salad Anne - 4:47
 8. Sneakin Sally - 3:12
 9. Black Cat - 3:12
10. Movin Up On Class - 4:10
11. Blind Willie's Boogie - 2:04
12. Don't Mess with The Voodoo - 3:19
13. Tin House Boogie - 2:30

The Tin House is a real juke joint just a few miles outside Greenville Mississippi, where they have live blues on most sunday afternoons.

Cooper Terry (featuring The Nite Life) - Long Time Gone: Tribute to The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 62:15 
Size: 143,5 MB 
Label: Blues Encore
Styles: Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Is L.A. Burning - 2:57
 2. Tribute To Willie Dixon - 5:09
 3. My Daddy - 2:57
 4. Mafia Blues - 3:27
 5. Don't Mess With My Cookie - 2:41
 6. Crossroads - 6:37
 7. Kinda Like Wolf - 6:02
 8. Hiv Blues - 3:59
 9. Milano Bound - 2:27
10. It's Stinky - 3:14
11. Goin To Rio - 5:46
12. 32-20 - 2:38
13. I'm Evil - 3:35
14. Ain't No Justice - 3:06
15. Raggety And Dirty - 4:31
16. African Soup Bone - 3:00

Cooper was born in San Antonio but he grew up in San Francisco, where he started performing with musicians from the folk blues circuit such as John Lee Hooker and Sonny Terry. In 1972 he moved to Milan, where he recorded his first album, What I Think About America. Over the course of the 1970s, Cooper played a significant role in establishing the Italian blues scene, performing with artists such as Fabio Treves, Franco Cerri, Ronnie Jones (singer) and Carey Bell. In 1980 Cooper married vocalist Aida Castignola. Together they recorded the album Feelin' Good (1983). In 1991 Cooper formed the Nite Life Band with Lillo Rogati (bass), Marco Limido (guitar) and Davide Ravioli (drums). Together they recorded two albums, Stormy Desert (1991) and Tribute to the Blues (1992).Cooper returned to San Francisco in 1993 where he died following a short illness.

Bobby Radcliff - There's A Cold Grave In Your Way

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 51:33 
Size: 118,1 MB 
Label: Black Top Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. There's a Cold Grave in Your Way - 3:42
 2. Baby, Get Lost - 4:28
 3. Spanky's Twist - 2:48
 4. Turn Back the Hands of Time - 3:41
 5. Got Something for  You - 2:39
 6. A Man and the Blues - 7:18
 7. Hold It - 3:29
 8. I Need You So - 4:05
 9. Hard Luck Blues - 2:44
10. Funky Nassau - 4:08
11. Who's gonna  Take the Weight? - 3:50
12. Serve Me Right to Suffer - 3:43
13. Blues Medley - 4:52

When you can play guitar as fast as Bobby Radcliff can, there's a natural temptation to cram as many notes into a song as possible, and there was a time when Radcliff was guilty of such excess. In recent years, however, the bluesman has disciplined himself to play in syncopated patterns that offer fewer notes but stronger grooves. The payoff can be heard on There's a Grave in Your Way, a marvelous blues album which makes the connection between John Lee Hooker's boogie and James Brown's funk. Radcliff tosses in occasional bursts of fast picking, but these always reinforce the beat and never obscure it. Radcliff has a modest voice, but he has turned that into an effective rhythm instrument, too, by forcefully shouting on the beat. The album includes tunes associated with Hooker, B.B. King, Jimmy Dawkins, Magic Sam, and Buddy Guy but also those linked to Brown, Tyrone Davis, and Kool & the Gang. By playing both the rhythm and the blues, Radcliff makes all these songs sound like parts of the same tradition. On numbers like Guitar Slim's "Got Something for You" and Bill Doggett's "Hold It," Radcliff boils the tune down to a hard-hitting, twisting syncopation that's pure pleasure. --Geoffrey Himes

Augie Junior And The Big Mess Blues Band - Drinker's Choice

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 48:42 
Size: 112,6 MB 
Label: Barrelhouse Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. She's Mine - 4:40
 2. Down On The Floor - 5:34
 3. Black Train - 4:33
 4. Someone To Love - 5:05
 5. Drinker's Choice - 7:50
 6. Hoboin' - 4:53
 7. Hot Tub Gumbo - 3:09
 8. Jefferson Girl - 9:10
 9. Bring It - 3:45

Musicians:
Augie Rodola Junior - guitar, vocals
Lissa Driscoll - washboard
Tom Ray - upright bass
Randy Torgerson - harmonica
Scott Kirby - piano
Mickey Bones - drums

"Augie Jr & the Big Mess Blues BandAugie Jr. fronted his Big Mess Blues Band on the streets of New Orleans through most of the 80′s and early 90′s, so I’m told. This was before my time but I was aware of him and owned his only recording which to this day is one of my favorite blues recordings, put out in 1991 titled: AUGIE JR. AND THE BIG MESS BLUES BAND / DRINKERS CHOICE. Lissa spoke of him often, sometimes with a tear, sometimes with a curse..my friend Jason Eklund spoke of him highly.. I heard Grayson wish him dead more than once and it wasn’t so far off, so it seemed. As long as I’ve know Augie he’s been slowly dying of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44. I met him a couple years after he had been given 6 months to live, and that was 4 years ago or something like that. Resiliant. I met him in the Matador over Mardi Gras of 2000. He came walking in with Lissa and a small entourage and offered me a shot of homemade moonshine, which was no more than store-bought vodka in a water bottle (the only thing I ever saw him drink). I remember marveling at him and Lissa’s banter, it was two razor blade tongues dueling,.,.they had been lovers once upon a lost time but I guess it didn’t work out. We spent the rest of that night walking the streets, me mostly just listening to them catch up on old times. Augie was visiting from Eureka Springs, Arkansas where he was living with his now ex-wife in a little country home he’d bought. I went to visit him there on my way out west once, and I brought him a new hat (always a good way to start a friendship). I spent those few days swapping stories, watching him eat pills and drink, and listening to records…He was born I believe in Rochester, New York and he can sing like two birds… I’ll never forget the first time I heard him sing, ever! His mentor/inspiration is John Mooney, so he tells me, though it is Lissa who brought him from working-stiff to working-musician. After he and his wife got divorced he moved back to New Orleans and I used to go over to his place every afternoon after playing the streets and sit around watching the three stooges and eating French fry po’boys, listening to stories… like the time he met Bob Dylan at a John Mooney show in New Orleans. Dylan was standing in the back of the bar barefoot, and when Augie was introduced to him all he said was “Jesus Christ, your 54 years old don’t you own a pair of shoes?”. That's the kind of man he is. Whether it be watching him test his gun in his house, high as a kite in a drunken paranoia, talking about all the lovin’ he used to get, or just yelling in that east coast Italian way, I learned a lot of things from August Rodola Jr. …besides how easy it is to beat his ass at poker and how he cooks pork chops I don’t know exactly how to describe them, but they’re there. We’re on the same side of the highway just at different exits I suppose. I like to say he taught me to sing or play but we never had one conversation about it. It was more just being in the presence of him and his life experience,, a moment in time passing,, which has been a unique one. For all his vice and virtue I love him. When I used to sit on the corner and play I would look down the empty or crowded street and become aware that it is haunted by all the ones (like Augie) who came before, and I realized the resonance of those men and women will ripple even after the Mississippi takes those streets into the Gulf of Mexico.
By F.Lemon".

Paul Hughes - Any Way You Can

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 78:03 
Size: 179,7 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Truth Will Out - 2:26
 2. Reverberation - 4:48
 3. I Cant Understand - 4:30
 4. Hey My My - 3:07
 5. On the Boards - 3:31
 6. Cant Think Too Much - 6:41
 7. Blood River - 3:50
 8. Keep Your Light On - 6:07
 9. Better than You Remember - 4:11
10. Cock of the North - 3:46
11. Listening in London - 3:01
12. The Strangest Days - 3:29
13. Booker Me Up - 2:02
14. Holding On - 3:06
15. Blackbird - 5:19
16. Life Is But Nothing - 3:48
17. Little Epic - 7:26
18. Redbank Sunset - 6:46

A well produced  blues and Rock styled songs

Marc Reece - Dreamer

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 53:01 
Size: 121,7 MB 
Label: LuckyBob Records/Soulfood
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bernie - 3:42
 2. Scorpion Man - 3:59
 3. Dreamer - 5:30
 4. I’m Ready - 4:04
 5. One for Hannes - 8:49
 6. Shake It - 5:18
 7. No Chance Child - 4:19
 8. At the Market - 5:17
 9. Harder Than It Seems - 6:29
10. Rock’n’Roll Hero - 5:32

Musicians:
Mark Reece - guitar, vocals;
Guido Ludwig - bass;
Marcus Schinkel - organ / piano;
Adrian Wachowiak - keyboard;
Denis Sarp - drums.

Extentive touring all across Europe and Asia during the past years, either with his own power trio or as a line-up member in the bands of other renowned artists, was the reason it took until 2019 for Marc to finally manage to start the recordings for his fourth studio album. “Dreamer” contains ten songs that show once again why MARC REECE is rightly considered an exceptional guitarist – which is particularly evident in the instrumentals “One For Hannes”, a beautiful piece he wrote for his son, and “At The Market”, which is about an old man MARC met on a market in Thailand, who played a very intriguing, unknown instrument. With MARC REECE, the songs as those, that partially deal with very personal experiences, are always at the forefront. Sometimes groovy, sometimes soulful and dreamy, MARC takes the listeners on a musical journey. The songs on “Dreamer” provide a very intimate glimpse at the heart of MARC REECE, who names Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn as his musical influences, and who can be always recognized for his very own unique style of traditional Blues, combined with Country, Fusion and 70ties Rock guitar riffs. Usually only supported by his fellow band members Guido Ludwig on bass and Denis Sarp on drums, MARC has invited Marcus Schinkel (Marcus Schinkel Trio, Voyager IV) on organ/piano and the Jazz musician Adrian Wachowiak (e.g. Pablo Paredes) on keyboards to the recordings of “Dreamer”. It’s as clear as day that MARC REECE will be the first on stage, as soon as live concerts will be possible again, entertaining the audience with his gripping songs and his virtuos guitar playing, because on stage he feels at home. Meanwhile, we can improve our home stay with this very fine Blues/Rock album, and look forward to celebrate its songs at one of MARC REECE’s future live gigs.

среда, 14 апреля 2021 г.

Dave Steffen Band - Half A Million Miles

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 57:37 
Size: 132,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Drive My Car - 4:26
 2. Never Get The Blues - 4:02
 3. Drive Me Crazy - 3:31
 4. Cool Clear Water - 4:22
 5. Redwood Run - 4:30
 6. You're My Soul Baby - 4:41
 7. Wildcat - 4:42
 8. Walk In The Rain - 4:19
 9. The Storm Is Gone - 4:04
10. The Good Life - 5:30
11. Fade Away - 5:05
12. No Mercy - 4:03
13. So Long Sweet Angel - 4:16

Musicians:
Dave Steffen - guitars and vocals
Craig Neuser - bass and vocals
Brian Augustine - drums and vocals
extra musicians:
Scott Finch - organ, piano & Leslie guitar
Lori Perkins (Quinn of Percussion) - tambourine & maracas
Jose Camareno - congas & bells

Anyone who has heard the Dave Steffen Band play live understands that their music is more than just notes. With ten albums and literally thousands of live appearances under his belt, Dave Steffen has made his music a way of life. Since Dave received his first recording contract at the tender age of fifteen, he has devoted his life to playing, recording and living his music. A Wisconsin native, Dave moved to San Francisco in 1986 and was fully involved with the incredible sounds of the music scene there. It was in SF that Dave opened for top-caliber acts like Santana, Huey Lewis and the News, Ronnie Montrose, and Journey, just to name a few. Through hosting his weekly blues jam at a Bay Area club, Dave regularly jammed with members of Santana, Huey Lewis, as well as members of other prominent bands. It was during his stay in San Francisco in spring 1993, when he was tapped for an opening slot for a tour with Robin Trower.
In 1995, Dave returned to his native Wisconsin, where he first earned his reputation as a top-flight axeman. The trio, simply called the Dave Steffen Band, packs a live punch which gets the crowd on its feet every time. In recent years the Dave Steffen Bands' recordings have been played on an HBO movie and over 30 times on "The Young and Restless" soap opera. This also included two guest appearances on "The Young and Restless" show. And is now being aired in Norway, Canada, France and Germany. The Half A Million Miles CD is an excellent combination of blues and rock in some well written tunes. Hear a few local frogs and a famous toad on one song called "Walking In The Rain". It's an awesome blend of bluesy guitar and nature. 

Cathy Lemons And Johnny Ace - Lemonace

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 60:22 
Size: 138,4 MB 
Label: VizzTone
Styles: Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Brand New Day - 3:00
 2. Love Like a Fire - 3:45
 3. Used to These Blues (feat.Tommy Castro) - 5:37
 4. Sink or Swim - 4:54
 5. Shoot to Kill (feat.Ron Thompson) - 8:02
 6. When Bad Luck Looks Good (feat.Tommy Castro) - 3:56
 7. Gimme a Penny (feat. David Maxwell & Paul Oscher) - 6:03
 8. I Got It (feat. Pierre Le Corre) - 3:10
 9. Stay - 5:23
10. I'm Not The Woman I Used To Be - 4:41
11. Get This Thing Off'a My Back - 5:40
12. Move On - 6:05

Even though veteran West Coast bassist Johnny Ace contributed to Cathy Lemons' 1997 solo release and the two have been frequent collaborators for some time, this is the first album where they share co-billing. Ace, not to be confused with the '50s R&B star, has supported dozens of classic blues and R&B musicians through the years to little acclaim, but has found a perfect partner with husky, sassy vocalist Lemons. The duo's debut effort is a rousing, rollicking affair that shifts from gutsy garage rocking to rugged, torchy blues. Even more impressive is the material -- all but two tracks are originals, many based on driving bass licks such as the raw funk of "I Got It" and the opening double-time soul blast of "Brand New Day." Lemons naturally takes most of the leads but Ace is a constant presence, delivering meaty basslines and the occasional duet or front vocal. It's a combustive combination that explodes early on with "Love Like a Fire," a punky soul jam with a propulsive joint vocal that's as fiery and live-sounding as a studio track can get. Guitarist Kid Andersen, who co-produces, contributes to a handful of songs, but most of the six-string work is handled by Pierre Le Corre. His taut, jagged solos mesh perfectly with the front couple, filling in the spaces but seldom hogging the spotlight. Ace is prone to telling somewhat rambling stories as on "Sink or Swim" and the closing "Move On," an acquired taste that might work live, but is less intriguing on an album meant to be replayed. Lemons is a tough, soulful vocalist bearing some similarities to Bonnie Raitt, but with a plucky strut and delivery that are both playful and powerful. When she lets loose on the slow blues of "I'm Not the Woman I Used to Be" and "Gimme a Penny," she builds an intensity and momentum that are as impressive as the female blues greats who have influenced her, such as Big Mama Thornton, who previously recorded the latter tune. Lemonace might be the first album from both Ace and Lemons as partners, but the decades of hard work that preceded it are evident in every blistering moment. One hopes this is the beginning of a fresh and fruitful career for this synergetic and searing partnership.

Meena - Try Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 57:34 
Size: 132,4 MB 
Label: Ruf Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Try Me - 4:59
 2. Nothing Left - 5:12
 3. Send Me A Doctor - 4:07
 4. Put Your Hands Out Of My Pocket - 5:30
 5. Sorry - 4:13
 6. I'm Leaving You - 3:54
 7. This Song Is For You - 5:20
 8. I'd Rather Go Blind - 6:36
 9. Love Won't Fall Apart - 3:32
10. Let Your Sweet Love Shine On Me - 3:08
11. I Shoot You Down - 4:34
12. Just As I Am - 6:23

Meena Cryle and Chris Fillmore, the group's songwriting team, share a deep artistic connection that goes back more than 20 years. Today their understanding is nothing less than intuitive. "Chris and I are like Jagger and Richards or Ike & Tina Turner," says singer Cryle. They recorded their debut album Try Me outside Memphis in the summer of 2009; the collaboration with legendary producer Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Lee Hooker) and a slew of top-class guest artists was a huge challenge and important stepping stone.