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вторник, 30 июня 2015 г.

Grouchy Rooster - Real And Raw

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 44:03
Size: 101,0 MB
Label: Hogleg Records
Styles: Southern Rock/Country Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. California Cowboy - 3:41
 2. Louisiana Man - 3:21
 3. Far Beneath the Rubble - 3:31
 4. Southern Fried Snake - 2:27
 5. You Gotta Give - 3:58
 6. Honey On A Vine - 5:04
 7. Annie I See Your Eyes - 5:14
 8. Poor Man Prayer - 6:07
 9. Strange Gypsy Lady - 3:04
10. Feelin' Down - 3:20
11. Up On The D.L. - 4:12

Gary Jeffries - vocals, guitar and harmonica;
John Andrews - guitar;
Pappy - drums and percussion;
Additional Musicians:
Doug Richardson - bass.
John Hicks - guitar.

Grouchy Rooster is the side project of bluesy and gruff vocalist Gary Jeffries (known better for his work with Asphalt Ballet and Alligator Stew). Real And Raw is an appropriate title as these songs are raw jams laid down wherever a six-track recorder could be found. There is no fancy or glossy production, just a handful of talented musicians playing "real and raw" music.
Musically the group serves up moody country tinged rock, complete with steel guitar and harmonica. "Louisiana Man" is an Alligator Stew staple and about as heavy as Grouchy Rooster gets. "Far Beneath The Rubble" is a moving and heartfelt acoustic tribute to the '94 Northridge, California earthquake victims while "Annie I See Your Eyes" has a similar feel and is dedicated to Gary's deceased stepsister. "You Gotta Give" has an up-beat bouncing rhythm and cool guitar effect on the solos. "Up On The D.L." ends the disc on a rocking note and would have made for a great single.
Of course the selling point of Real And Raw is Gary Jeffries vocals, without a doubt one of rock's great treasures. He can handle a touching ballad one minute and a full-throttle rocker the next. If you enjoy musicians laying it on the line, warts and all, then this album is for you. It can be purchased at cdbaby.com.


Mike Bess - Northern Skies

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 42:52
Size: 98,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Mellow Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Never Give Up On Love - 5:00
 2. Granny's Eyes - 4:21
 3. Last Love - 4:26
 4. Lydia - 3:42
 5. Sunday Afternoon - 1:31
 6. Falling Into You - 4:10
 7. Red House - 3:40
 8. English Riviera - 3:44
 9. Common Sense - 4:29
10. Water of Love - 3:58
11. Lonesome Father Blues - 3:50

A selection of mellow modern bluesy songs, filled with rich gravelly vocals and melodic heart felt guitar playing. If you like Clapton, Dire Straits, Pink floyd and Chris Rea, then this album is sure to please.  The success of my South African 3 piece band "Blues.com" led me to release many of those loved original songs on my first album entitled Mike Bess - Beyond Blue. Now living in England and performing as a solo vocalist / guitarist, the songs on my second album Mike Bess - Northern Skies" were inspired by many of the vast changes, challenges and love, life brings. The discovery of playing guitar through a loop pedal produced many moving melodies which set a foundation for recording 11 tasteful songs, which are both easy listening and filled with some wonderful and varied guitar playing.

Northern Skies

Big Will & the Bluesmen - Hard Times

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 45:19
Size: 103,8 MB
Label: Blueshine Records
Styles: Blues/Delta Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hard Times - 6:58
 2. Same old blues - 5:51
 3. Waiting on a train - 3:34
 4. Leave it all behind - 5:39
 5. Seven days - 3:25
 6. Laura Song - 1:26
 7. On my Way - 3:39
 8. Big Will Theme - 2:08
 9. Drifting and driving - 4:15
10. Sweet lovin woman - 4:13
11. Release my soul - 4:06

Dutch bluesband with a set of original tunes.
They are at their best when playing mid-tempo, and slow blues.
The Second album 'Hard Times' by Big Wil & the Bluesmen Written by Alex Riverside Jr & Big Will and the Bluesmen.

Hard Times

Johnny Lennartsson Group - Feel The Fire

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 54:55
Size: 126,4 MB
Label: Grooveyard Records
Styles: Blues/Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Feel The Fire - 4:42
 2. City - 5:12
 3. Hold On - 4:46
 4. He's Doing It For You - 6:02
 5. I'm A Believer - 3:16
 6. Feel Alright - 3:49
 7. See The Light - 4:33
 8. The Train Is Coming - 6:07
 9. Mr Landau - 5:37
10. Overdrive - 4:04
11. It's Ok To Be Tired - 6:44

Awesome debut studio disc by this outstanding axemaster from Sweden  featuring 11 tracks of superb, impressive, blues-based, retro-70's heavy guitar
riffage & grooves that deliver serious six string mojo with a positive message.  Includes an amazing instrumental guitar jam called "Mr. Landau" that is dedicated
to the phenomenal guitar god known as Michael Landau. This remarkable jam is  worth the price of admission alone. An essential Swedish heavy guitar rocker.

Feel The Fire

Woodleg Odd`s - Norwegien Wood

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 60:09
Size: 138,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Texas Style
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Old Man Blues - 4:11
 2. Sarting Over - 4:46
 3. The Right Track - 3:53
 4. Who Turned You Loose - 4:28
 5. Green Eyed Woman - 3:44
 6. Times Are Changin' - 4:23
 7. Strange Behaviour - 3:46
 8. You Came Right on Time - 4:12
 9. Don't Let It Go - 3:58
10. I Got Blues - 4:11
11. They Don't Feed You With Lies - 3:50
12. You Done me Wrong - 3:46
13. First Mistery - 4:29
14. Ravin' Blues - 3:23
15. I Give You All You Need - 3:03

Groovin' and soulful Norwegian blues but with elements of rock and pop. All originales performed in a magnificant way . Check it out....
It has been told that the roots of the blues were brought to America by Africans. Another legend says that the Europeans came to America with Columbus.
The vikings of Norway, however, know better. When Columbus arrived in the 15th century, their main task appeared to be the hiding of several hundred years old traces from the vikings. Traces like red amanita, beer bottles, and guitar strings that had broken under excessive bending of blue notes. Very few people are aware of the fact that there are still a remaining tribe of this vikingblues people living in a wooden house on the west coast of Norway. In this very house, viking ships are still being built accompanied
by viking blues, played on wooden instruments. In fact, the drummer Odd Ludvik?s foot is as well a wooden instrument,
as a result of an earlier battle. A mast from one of the viking ships now serves as the foot that drives the bass drum pedal.It also gave a name to the band.
Woodleg Odd?s second album "The Right Track" made the Odd vikings conquer a significant area of Norway.
Some places, like at the blues festival in Notodden Norway 2002, the blues heads were given in so roughly, that Woodleg Odd?s decided to leave the country for a while.
The odd vikings? performed a succesful tour in the Connecticut area in Oct/Nov - 2003 and did a lot of gigs and radio/TV shows. After the release of their third album "Norwegian Wood" in 03/04 things really started to happen. The band achieved lots of compliments and great reviews for this album, which resulted in heavy touring in Norway and England, visiting legendary clubs like Borderline and Ain't Nothin' but the Blues in London City. Woodleg Odd's also accomplished a new successful US-tour visiting 6 States in Dec.- 2004.
There's more to come in 2005 and 2006, but in the meantime CHECK OUT this great album !

Norwegien Wood

The Graham Bros & Howlin Rhythm - We Suffer From Our Music and Now It's Your Turn

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 42:38
Size: 98,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. All Kinds A Wild - 3:23
 2. Doomed To Be Dumped - 4:14
 3. Ridin' The Line - 2:48
 4. Shoulda Seen It Comin' - 4:10
 5. Another Day Of Life - 2:18
 6. Talk To Me - 3:30
 7. When A Breeze Comes - 3:18
 8. Button Up Your Heart - 3:55
 9. Down - 4:56
10. I'm Gonna Pay - 3:41
11. Psychotic Stare - 2:57
12. Out In The Yard - 3:22

A great example of what happens when you take a couple of Midwestern guys from Michigan, send them to college in Texas, and expose them to the great blues sound of Austin. From influences, such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Omar and the Howlers, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Graham Brothers learned the importance of playing what you feel and feeling what you play.
The Graham Brothers have been touring regionally in West Texas, Northern Michigan and Wisconsin for the better part of 15 years. Their unique blend of Blues, Classic Rock, Folk and Jazz is reflected in the original music on two CD releases. The first CD titled "We suffer from or music and now it's your turn" was released in 1995. The second CD titled "Enjoy the Ride" released in 2004. The Caprock Sun of Lubbock Texas describes their music as "Powerful" and packed with hard drivin' Texas Rock.
The brothers-- Rob and John Graham have been writing music and playing together since they were teenagers. The band is currently defined as a four piece ensemble featuring John on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and occasionally lead guitar, harmonica and alto sax, Rob on lead and rhythm guitar and occasional Keyboards, Jesse Barabe on all things drums and percussion and back up vocals, and Jamie Martin on bass guitar and back up vocals.
You can follow the Graham Brothers as they continue to write, record and jam their way into the 21st century and journey through life by logging into their web site WWW.HOWLINRHYTHM.COM. CD releases can be purchased by logging on to Amazon.com. Feel free to BLOG on with John and Rob.


Cold Blue Steel - Headed Out Of Memphis

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 43:15
Size: 99,6 MB
Label: TopCat Records
Styles: Rockin Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Monkey's Uncle - 2:36
 2. Headed Out Of Memphis - 3:39
 3. Hollywood Blonde - 3:29
 4. Just Got In From Dallas - 4:53
 5. Wideglide - 2:28
 6. No More Doggin - 3:37
 7. I Think I'm Going Crazy - 3:15
 8. Big Time Operator - 2:46
 9. You And My Money - 3:09
10. Shufflin Little Lady - 3:24
11. Month Of Sundays - 3:55
12. Drive-In - 3:14
13. We're Outta Here - 2:43

Blues, Rockabilly, and Good Ol' Rock and Roll. Texas Style.Texas in the '50s... When a car was the only way to go places and gasoline was 14 cents a gallon. This was the reason interstate highways were designed. This was the land of Chevys, Buicks, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and rest stops. This was the land of roadhouse boogie.
Dallas' Cold Blue Steel plays music that sounds like it was written in roadhouses up and down the Texas countryside. A white-hot blend of blues, boogie, shuffle and electricity, its cool musical touch can scorch the ears off its listeners.
Dressed in their rockabilly/Texas blues drag, the band started in 1986 opening shows for such blues legends as John Lee Hooker, Man "Guitar" Murphy, and Grammy Award-winner, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. Chosen 'Best Overall Act" in the 1993 Buddy Magazine Year End issue, Cold Blue Steel was featured at the State Fair of Texas for the last four years opening for Bruce Hornsby, 38 Special, Webb Wilder and the Iguanas. They have toured with X-Beatle Ringo Starr, Bo Diddley, Delbert Mcclinton and many others.
Two-time Dallas Observer Music Award-winners for "Best Blues Band", Cold Blue Steel performs a variety of classic American tunes with incomparable enthusiasm, showmanship and authenticity. Their song list includes Stax and Motown soul favorites of the early '60s, Elvis and Memphis rockabilly, tunes from many Texas blues artists (Freddie King, Albert Collins, T-Bone Walker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds), swing compositions, and finishing oft with some classic country and western and '50s rock and roll.
CBS is still enjoying the success of their second hit CD, "Headed Out Of Memphis" which is being re-released on TopCat Records. It was originally released in 1996 on Icehouse/Priority Records. The CD is being played on over 100 radio stations nationwide as well receiving international airplay in several European countries. It has also gotten favorable reviews in a number of prominent national music magazines such as Blues Review and The Album Network Several well-known Texas musicians are featured on the new CD, including Grammy Award-winning keyboardist Tim Alexander from Asleep at the Wheel and national recording artist Reverend Horton Heat.
Their first CD, "Drivin' To Mexico" was the largest independent selling blues release in Texas history. Both the CD and cassette versions are in sixth pressings and requests for live appearances are at an all-time high.
You might expect a CD on a blues label entitled Headed out of Memphis to be influenced by B. B. King, or Howlin' Wolf, or maybe even the Stax sound of the 1960s. But the presiding deity here is none other than ... ELVIS, and the prevailing sound is '50s rock n roll!
The title track is a tribute to The King, a mid-tempo boogie in which Cold Blue Steel front man James Buck simulates the vocal style of another '50s rock 'n roll icon, Wolfman Jack, to celebrate Elvis's influence on American culture. The ghost of yet another 50's icon, Marilyn Monroe, materalizes as a late-night hitchhiker in "Hollywood Blond."
"Monkey's Uncle," driven like the rest of the tunes by the rollicking guitar work of Mark Pollack, contains some not-too-veiled references to the feat of white patents during the Eisenhower years that rock n roll was exposing their sweet little children to the rhythm and sensuality of black R&B; "The music they were playin' had a jungle beat/They were jumpin like some monkeys in a coconut tree." Only here "monkeys" is not some derogatory caricature of African-Americans, but a depiction of white kids dancing their buns off to this new music that would "never stop."
Texas blues and rock 'n' roll are branches on the same tree, and there are some good samples of the Texas mound here as well. Check our Pollack's solos on "Shufflin' Little Lady." for example, or the instrumental "Dave-In' (with Asleep at the "Wheel keyboardist Tim Alexander providing stellar accompaniment). Other branches appear, too: hints of the Kinks in "Big Time Operator," and jump blues in the final tune, fittingly titled "We're Outta Here." There is one slow blues tune, the respectable, if somewhat generic, "Just Got in from Dallas."
It all blends together into what Buck calls "Tex-rock-blues," an upbeat, eminently danceable music played with few pretensions and lots of snap in the boots. So slick back that hair, don that leather jacket, and let this CD take you back to the golden age when Elvis was king.

Headed Out Of Memphis

Corby Yates - Corby Yates

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 55:53
Size: 128,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Back From Yesterday -  4:50
 2. Pretty as a Flower -  3:44
 3. Te Ni Nee Ni Nu -  3:26
 4. I Ain't Superstitious -  6:09
 5. Salty Pain -  4:53
 6. Too Sorry -  3:16
 7. Hurtin' Inside -  5:48
 8. Testify -  4:27
 9. Common Ground -  4:15
10. Maybe Next Time -  5:00
11. Hear My Train a Comin' - 10:00

Corby is a remarkably talented and dedicated 20 year-old guitarist from California. The huge dynamics, conviction and at times almost disturbing ferocity of Corby's playing stand in stark contrast to his composed demeanor away from the stage. His interaction with fans and well-wishers is easy-going, unhurried and refreshing. While the magic of his performance, often verging on the transcendent, remains difficult to define, the ever-increasing size of the crowds attending his concerts bears witness to his steadily growing popularity.
A few years back, Corby won the 17-and-under-category in the finals of 'The Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition and Festival' organized by the Experience Hendrix Foundation. Al Hendrix, Jimi's father, joined the many industry luminaries shaking their heads in collective disbelief as Corby ripped the place apart. His prizes included 'The Voodoo Chile Award', a $25,000 scholarship from the Director of Musicians Institute, and a rare prototype of a 'Hendrix', model Stratocaster hand-crafted by Fender's prestigious Custom Shop presented to Corby by Al and his daughter Janie Hendrix.

Corby Yates

3 Mile Stone - 3 Mile Stone

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 42:56
Size: 98,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tres Dedos - 3:28
 2. Walk On - 3:49
 3. Time Rolls On - 3:46
 4. Leave a Message - 3:44
 5. Until It's Done - 4:59
 6. Outta Pocket - 3:03
 7. Counting the Days - 4:31
 8. The Big Kiss Off - 4:54
 9. Long Hard Road - 3:09
10. I Ain't Got You - 2:10
11. The Party - 5:17

Hard Drivin' Blues and Rock & Roll from the Soul.The debut CD from Texas Blues Rockers 3 Mile Stone. A blend of classic rock, blues tones and hook melodies will drive you straight to ‘10’ on the volume knob!!
You will notice classic influences such as The Allman Brothers, Yardbirds, Doobie Brothers, and the Black Crowes weaved throughout this musical journey of musicians, some of which have played together for over 20 years!
The band also collaborated with some of their ‘Texas’ music brethren; Chris Dodds (from Two Tons of Steel) on drums, Van Wilks throwing down some guitar on ‘Tres Dedos and Tom Gillam contributing vocals on Time Rolls On, The Big Kiss Off and Long Hard Road. The band also does a nice take of Texas favorite
David Holt’s (of Storyville fame) ‘Leave a Message’.Tommy Thompson, Dennis Peek and Howard Yeargan have played together in various Texas based groups since the early 80’s. Along with Rene Perez this group has managed to meld together their vast musical influences into a sound that is truly all their own…3 Mile Stone…Rock & Roll with Soul !!!!!!

3 Mile Stone

понедельник, 29 июня 2015 г.

Nawfel - Nawfel

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 51:00
Size: 116,8 MB
Label: Edel/Sky Ranch
Styles: Blues, Funk / Soul, Pop, Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Big Bird - 3:42
 2. Summer Song - 4:26
 3. I Get Lifted - 3:33
 4. Hook Me Up - 4:34
 5. Why Can't We Live Together - 4:48
 6. Jokes On You - 3:17
 7. May This Be Love - 3:53
 8. Go Back Home - 4:38
 9. Rock Steady - 4:16
10. I Want To Take You Higher - 4:45
11. Dream On - 4:36
12. Mas Y Mas - 4:26

It's a fairy tale: Nawfel, boy of thirteen from Soissons, plays guitar like a god, and released his first album on Universal label, mixed by Mario Caldato Jr., the great man that usually prevails with the Beastie Boys. The program covers up to soul (Aretha Franklin, Eddie Floyd for his Big Bird) Hendrix through Sly Stone. Accompanied by Ivan Neville of the Neville Brothers or Money Mark, the Beastie Boys, Nawfel succeeds where so many other young prodigies were planted: giving away in excess guitar demonstration, adolescents demonstrated uncommon taste and optimal direction of the flash operation. Excellent.


Michael Osborn - A Case For The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 49:14
Size: 113,4 MB
Label: Blue Rock'It
Styles: MEB
Art: Full

Tracks Listing
 1. T.S.Boogie - 4:06
 2. Lovesick - 4:16
 3. That's Right - 2:47
 4. Miniskirts And Make-Up - 3:45
 5. Bottleneck Blues - 3:50
 6. Spellbound - 4:35
 7. The Home Of The Homeless - 3:48
 8. Crazy Life - 5:47
 9. High Heels - 3:48
10. Foolin' With A Fool - 3:01
11. Nightmare Blues - 6:08
12. A Woman Never Forgets - 3:18

Mike Osborn is one of those rare musicians who study the masters but do not imitate them. Without really trying Michael very early on developed a style all his own. He spent a lot of years working with blues great John Lee Hooker (note that John Lee chose to appear on this release to support his friend)and while the time spent helped him to understand and "feel" the blues on a much deeper level, it did not change his approach to the guitar. Michael is also one of the more original song writers in the blues field these days. In a time where every other blues song has the same old tired words, Mike comes along with songs with lyrics that are fresh and often tell a story.  On this Cd, along wtih John Lee, Michael has the additional support of friends Charlie Musselwhite and Vala Cupp. It is fellow musicians who really know the talent that Mike has and who are more than happy to help get the word out. After all, Michael Osborn is, "A Case For The Blues."

A Case For The Blues

Vala Cupp - One Thing On My Mind

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1990
Time: 34:53
Size: 79,9 MB
Label: DALi Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Six Eggs & A Pint Of Vodka - 3:47
 2. Think Twice Before You Go - 2:35
 3. Self Destructive Blues - 2:46
 4. Don't Touch Me - 5:11
 5. Man Size Job - 3:32
 6. Crawling Kingsnake (Duet with John Lee Hooker) - 5:37
 7. Any Old Arms - 3:24
 8. Jailhouse Blues - 3:41
 9. One Thing On My Mind - 4:15

Vala Cupp worked with and babied John Lee Hooker in the last few years of his life. She took her lessons with him seriously and put out this incredible CD. Why she is not more well known is something hard to understand. These lyrics and music that she wrote are really excellent, and do a top notch job of showing off her incredible voice and talent.
More Info: http://triviana.com/BLUES/valaobit.htm

One Thing On My Mind

Robert Vaughn & The Dead River Angels - Robert Vaughn & The Dead River Angels

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 50:24
Size: 115,7 MB
Label: Miramar
Styles: Country Rock/Southern Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. River Queen - 4:49
 2. Blue Country - 4:55
 3. Poor Man's Revolution - 2:47
 4. Have You Ever Seen The Rain - 5:38
 5. 4th of July - 5:15
 6. Upon This Lonesome Sea - 4:34
 7. You Could Be Mine - 6:21
 8. River of love - 4:30
 9. Heartbreak & Ecstasy - 2:35
10. Ride Angel Ride - 3:37
11. Heart To Stone Intro (Child singing) - 0:51
12. Heart To Stone - 4:25

Robert Vaughn and the Dead River Angels is not likely to strike a chord of familiarity, which is really too bad, because what's good here is killer good. Mr. Vaughn and his ace band, when at their best as on tracks such as River Queen, River of Love, or Ride Angel Ride are a tour de force, crackling with energy and spirit. Some of the ballads, such as 4th of July or Upon This Lonesome Sea, also hit their mark, stirring up powerful emotions.
Mr. Vaughn, clearly the principal personality here, invests quite a bit into these feisty songs, but one reason most folks will never have heard this CD is that the music here cannot be slotted into those neat, artificial categories required to get any airplay. When revved up, the band sounds like an amalgam of the Eagles (predating Hotel California, back when their best ever musician Bernie Leadon was still in the fold), the Outlaws, Steve Forbert, and a dose of Springsteen's power chords.
Not everything works here: Heartbreak and Ecstasy and Blue Country don't quite gel and the cover of CCR's Have You Ever Seen the Rain? never resonates with me.
For the record, someone has already made the requisite Band from U.N.C.L.E.


Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo - R&B

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 44:03
Size: 101,2 MB
Label: Blind Pig Records
Styles: Blues/Harp Blues/MEB
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. So Much To Say and So Few Words - 3:37
 2. Ain't No Bread In The Breadbox - 3:37
 3. Is It Love? - 4:06
 4. Strange Love - 3:29
 5. Song For Jessica - 2:26
 6. Tender Heart - 4:51
 7. Heaven Sittin' Down - 3:47
 8. That's The Last Time - 3:04
 9. When They Talk Like That - 2:38
10. You're Gone (With The Wind) - 4:08
11. Move On Way From Here - 5:06
12. Too Bad When You Touch It - 3:08

Norton Buffalo, a fine Bay Area harmonica player long affiliated with rocker Steve Miller, and occasional partner Rogers dispense winsome acoustic music, mostly original, that often has a pronounced blues slant. Every time Rogers's vocals begin to wear out their welcome, his lightly textured guitar or Buffalo's variegated harp sets things right. They've feelingly arranged Reverend Robert Wilkins's "Heaven Sittin' Down."


Rainer & Das Combo - The Texas Tapes

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 42:06
Size: 97,6 MB
Label: Demon Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Power Of Delight - 3:35
 2. One Man Crusade - 4:07
 3. It's A Matter Of Taste - 3:37
 4. Merciful God (adapted from Zealots Serve Dogmas) - 4:39
 5. (Making The) Trains (Run On Time) - 4:05
 6. What's Wrong Romeo - 3:32
 7. Powder Keg - 3:05
 8. The Mush Mind Blues - 3:46
 9. Drive Drive Drive - 3:12
10. Another Man - 1:26
11. That's How Things Get Done - 3:20
12. I Am A Sinner - 3:36

Rainer Ptacek (June 7, 1951 – November 12, 1997) was a Tucson, Arizona based guitarist and singer-songwriter. His guitar technique, which incorporated slide, finger-picking, tape loops and electronic manipulation, earned him admiration of some notable musicians such as Robert Plant and Billy Gibbons. A tribute album to Ptacek, The Inner Flame, included contributions by Plant, Jimmy Page, PJ Harvey, Emmylou Harris and others, and was indicative of his reputation as a "musician's musician". He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in early 1996 and died nearly two years later after the illness recurred. Ptacek was born in East Berlin to a family of Czech and German descent. His family fled East Germany for the United States when he was five years old. They eventually settled in Chicago, where young Ptacek was first exposed to blues music. He moved to Tucson in the early 1970s, where he began his own musical career, most often solo, but sometimes he plugged in and led a trio as Rainer & Das Combo. He co-founded Giant Sandworms with Howe Gelb in the late 1970s. When the band decided to move to New York, he opted to stay in Tucson to make sure that he would not disrupt his then-new family. Although he never became well known in the United States, he became more and more recognized in Europe. Billy Gibbons was so impressed with the singer-guitarist that he arranged to have Kurt Loder review Ptacek's "Mush Mind Blues" cassette in Rolling Stone. Robert Plant, similarly impressed, flew Ptacek to England for the sessions for B-sides to supplement the singles from Fate of Nations. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor and lymphoma in February 1996. He did not have medical insurance and his bills were mounting. Howe Gelb and Robert Plant organized sessions for a charity album. The resulting record, The Inner Flame: Rainer Ptacek Tribute, featured Ptacek-penned songs performed by Gelb (with Giant Sand), Plant, Jimmy Page, Emmylou Harris, Evan Dando, Victoria Williams, Vic Chesnutt, PJ Harvey, The Drovers, Madeleine Peyroux, Kris McKay, Jonathan Richman and Bill Janovitz. Ptacek is a participant on most of the tracks. Intense chemotherapy sessions put his tumor into remission and Ptacek resumed his concert activity vigorously, beginning with a guest performance at Greg Brown's show in November 1996. By this time, media attention was more focused on him than ever before. Just when it seemed as though he had beaten his disease, it recurred in age 46.

The Texas Tapes

Roy Cox & The Bluesknights - Before I Go

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 46:25
Size: 106,7 MB
Label: Surfin' Dog
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. All The King's Men - 6:10
 2. Before I Go - 4:54
 3. Down In the Gutter - 5:08
 4. American Music - 3:57
 5. The Sherrif Don't Know - 5:33
 6. A Bluesknight In The City - 3:29
 7. Lovin' You Baby - 4:26
 8. Teena's Too Young - 2:32
 9. Everyman's Need - 4:54
10. Smack Dab In The Middle Of Love - 5:17

Roy Cox was the co-founder and bassist for Texas psychedelic rock band, Bubble Puppy.  Formed by Cox and Rod Prince in San Antonio in 1967, the band had a #14 hit with “Hot Smoke And Sassafras.”  The band’s lived debut came later that year when they opened for the Who in San Antonio.  Signed to International Artists, the band released “Hot Smoke And Sassafras” in 1969 which was followed by their album debut, A Gathering Of Promises.  The band parted ways with International Artists and moved to Los Angeles in 1970.  Contractually, they could no longer use the name Bubble Puppy, so they rechristened themselves Damian and released a self-titled album the following year.  The band split up in 1972 due to financial problems.  Bubble Puppy reunited and recorded their long-awaited second album in 1987 and continued on and off for the next two decades.  All original members reformed to play at the Austin Music Awards in 2011 as well as for a handful of later special dates.  During his gaps with Bubble Puppy, Cox found time to form the Blues Knights, who released two CDs in 1999 and 2001.  He later formed the NYC Outlaws while living in New York.  Roy Cox was 64 when he passed away on April 2, 2013.

Before I Go

Rik Emmett - The Spiral Notebook

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 48:42
Size: 111,8 MB
Label: Vanguard
Styles: Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Anything You Say - 4:06
 2. Raise High - 5:41
 3. The Longing - 5:18
 4. Talk It Over - 4:43
 5. Casey's on a Roll - 4:23
 6. Let Me Be The One - 3:48
 7. Little Bitter Love - 3:04
 8. Silent Revolutions - 4:45
 9. The Numbers Game - 3:40
10. The Pendulum - 4:21
11. The Hardest Part - 4:48

Well done, if derivative, The Spiral Notebook skirts the edges of power pop, hard rock, stadium rock, and quite a bit more (on the opening "Anything You Say," Emmett's vocals have a startling resemblance to those of Rod Stewart) There's an Eagles flavor to "Raise High," which does the same job of co-opting reggae that "Hotel California" did, and this is the pattern that the entire album follows -- it becomes a little like listening to an hour of AOR radio.

The Spiral Notebook

Ray Bonneville - Gust of Wind

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 43:17
Size: 100,7 MB
Label: Stony Plain Music
Styles: Folk/Rock/Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Look Back - 4:43
 2. Gust Of Wind - 4:39
 3. That's Why - 3:16
 4. Oh It's You - 4:48
 5. The Price To Pay - 4:18
 6. Canary Yellow Car - 3:15
 7. Foolish - 3:27
 8. Gone Too Long - 3:35
 9. Listen - 3:47
10. The Changing Sky - 4:34
11. Darlin' Don't Forget - 2:51

Ray Bonneville combines electric blues motifs, a light sense of humor, and a pop approach to song-making. On pieces like the opening "Don't Look Back," with electric piano from Richard Bell, this combination comes across as a sort of Memphis Randy Newman. Colin Linden here produces this unique, memorable Canadian songwriter on his third album. Linden provides slide, baritone, and other guitar work on the album. Like Linden, Bonneville is adept at incorporating blues styles into accessible pop gems. Recorded in Canada and Nashville, this album features mandolin maestro Tim O'Brien on "Canary Yellow Car" and the Band's Rick Bell playing keyboards on five selections. Like the album, Bonneville is a constantly moving dual citizen of Canada and the United States. This broad base of experience reflects in an album featuring North American themes of pop, rock, and blues.

Gust of Wind

Petrifield Alien Brain Blues Band And Co. - Fst And Bulbous

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 41:20
Size: 95,9 MB
Label: Altenburgh Records / The Orchard
Styles:Blues/Contemporary Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Long Gone -  4:49
 2. Poison Pet -  4:09
 3. Blow Wind Blow -  5:34
 4. Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu -  2:15
 5. Miss Thstlebottoms's Hobgoblins - 11:04
 6. A Million Fish....More or Less -  5:12
 7. Runaround -  3:48
 8. Gnostical Terpitude -  3:11
 9. The Brady Dirge -  1:15

Pianist John Altenburgh shows off his versatility on this early release from his Altenburgh label. He is heard on piano, electric keyboards, guitar, organ, and occasional vocals, performing nine of his originals. The music is funky and contemporary but also boppish in spots, with his compositions often paying tribute to some aspect of his life up to that point.

Fst And Bulbous

Bobbie Webb - Classic Gems

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 49:03
Size: 112,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: MEB
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Honky Tonk - 5:38
 2. Things I Used To Do - 4:41
 3. T-Bone Shuffle - 2:52
 4. Drifting Blues - 5:25
 5. The Thrill Is Gone - 4:45
 6. Driving Wheel - 4:56
 7. I'll Play The Blues For You - 5:05
 8. Sweet Home Chicago - 4:34
 9. Good Morning Heartache - 4:30
10. Mr. Magic - 6:32

A native San Franciscan, Bobbie Webb has always had music in his home. He is now a world class musician widely sought after for his sax playing and also for the horn sections that he leads. You may see Bobbie Webb performing in his own band, or backing some of the greatest blues musicians as they travel through the San Francisco Bay Area. He has played with the best of them and has paid his dues. To see Bobbie Webb in action is something you don’t want to miss. Bobbie Webb is a musician you can count on to get the job done right-in style- every time. Whether performing with his Smooth Blues Band, or backing blues greats on tour, Bobbie Webb is “The Man.” He cites influences that include B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Charles Brown, Albert King, Little Milton, Clarence “Fillmore” Sims, Frankie Lee, Lowell Fulsome, John Lee Hooker, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vincent, Charles Brown, Charlie Musslewhite, Al Rapone, Queen Ida, and many, many more. He has recorded albums with Percy Mayfield, Al Rapone, Maxine Howard, and others. In addition to working full time as a musician, Bobbie Webb serves as president of The Blues and R&B Music Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a direct result of Bobbie’s experience in the fields of music and administration. The Blues and R&B Music Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization established to promote, sponsor, and preserve the blues. Bobbie Webb has functioned as director and producer, in addition to performing on stage as a musician, bandleader, and host. The Foundation also works to provide instruments to young children who need them and to help elder and established musicians with benefit events in times of need. Since 1995, the organization has promoted and produced the annual California Blues Festival on Memorial Day in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The festival features five hours of great musical performances in a comfortable, laid-back, family environment.

Classic Gems

Big Apple Blues - Brooklyn Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 49:31
Size: 113,9 MB
Label: SR(Self Released)
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Front

Reacks Listing:
1.Too Many Drivers - 4:05
2.Hate To See You Go - 3:22
3.Everything Is Gonna Be Alright - 5:23
4.Mellow Down Easy - 3:55
5.Killing Floor - 3:56
6.Brooklyn Swamp - 3:46
7.Honey Hush - 2:57
8.Whole Lotta Lovin' - 4:06
9.I Hear You Knocking - 3:02
10.How Many More Years - 4:08
11.Who's On Third (Duvel) - 6:18
12.It's My Life Baby - 4:26

Big Apple Blues (formerly Stone Tone Blues Band) newest release is called "Brooklyn Blues", so named for the fact it was recorded in a Brooklyn Recording Studio, namely Excello Recording. The actual music on "Brooklyn Blues" is referred to as "Chicago-style electric blues of mid-century Middle America" and if that was all there was to this album, one would probably think it was just another half decent run of the mill Blues release. That of course couldn't be farther from the truth as "Brooklyn Blues" went that extra extraordinary step of not only playing the style of music they did, but also playing it in it's truest representation of sound, going back to the old days of recording with the help of vintage analog recording equipment such as "ribbon and tube microphones feeding the transformers of Neve preamps and equalizers, and ‘golden-age’ vacuum tube-based signal processors rocking the meters of the Studer and Ampex tape machines." There were no separate rooms for this recording, as it was all done with the band playing together in one big room, allowing a wonderful Live feel to "Brooklyn Blues", made more so by allowing the 'bleed' of instruments to seep into other microphones. Paying this much attention to the sound truly made it possible for us to hear all the great songs on "Brooklyn Blues", as close to what they originally sounded like, when first recorded many years ago
"Brooklyn Blues" consists of 12 great Tracks of Chicago style blues, with 10 fabulous covers and 2 superb originals. The players on "Brooklyn Blues", whom either performed on all the Tracks or just a few, included Zack Zunis (Guitar), Barry 'The Baron of the Blues' Harrison (Drums/Vocals), Anthony Kane (Harmonica/Vocals), Admir 'Dr. Blues' Hadzic (Bass), Hugh Pool (Vocals/Maracas/Backup Vocals/Hand Claps), Brian Mitchell (Piano), Christine Santelli (Backup Vocals), and Matt Mousseau (Backup Vocals/Hand Claps). Zack Zunis is credited with writing one of the originals, Track 3 "Brooklyn Swamp", which is an instrumental, and Anthony Kane is credited with writing the other original, Track 8 "Who's On Third (Duvel)?". The covers for "Brooklyn Blues" were songs of such greats as Paul Butterfield ("Too Many Drivers"), Chester 'Howlin Wolf' Burnett ("Killing Floor" and "How Many More Years"), Big Joe Turner ("Honey Hush"), Dave Bartholomew ("Whole Lot of Lovin" and "I Hear You Knocking"), Antoine 'Fats' Domino ("Whole Lot of Lovin"), Amos 'Junior Wells' Blakemore Jr. ("It's My Life Baby"), Marion 'Little Walter' Jacobs ("Hate To See You Go" and "Everything Is Gonna Be All Right") and Willie Dixon ("Mellow Down Easy").
All the Tracks on "Brooklyn Blues" were done beautifully, especially the covers, for which I am sure that the originators would of been proud of. The sound was simply put, superb, with the choice of the way this album was recorded, as being spot on. As for picking out favorites on this album, that was not a easy task, especially trying to pick from such a steller lineup of songs, but a few that stood out were, the opening Track "Too Many Drivers", Track 3 "Brooklyn Swamp", and Track 11 "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright".
If it were not for the exceptional way in which "Brooklyn Blues" was recorded, I would of still given this album my highest rating of 5*****, but since it was recorded in the was it was, well that is just the icing on the cake. I can't wait for more from Big Apple Blues, especially if they record it in this style. Highly Recommended and Thoroughly Enjoyed...

Brooklyn Blues

Willie Buck - The Life I Love

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 66:26
Size: 154,3 MB
Label: Delmark
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. She's All Right - 2:57
 2. Nineteen Years Old - 4:52
 3. I Want You To Love Me - 3:33
 4. Got My Mojo Workin' - 3:32
 5. Sugar Sweet - 3:57
 6. Don't Go No Further - 4:53
 7. Checkin' Up On My Baby - 2:36
 8. Just To Be With You - 6:29
 9. Blues Had A Baby - 2:27
10. How Can I Be Nice To You - 5:27
11. I Live The Life I Love - 2:30
12. I've Got A Right To Love My Baby - 4:37
13. Champagne And Reefer - 4:10
14. There's A Time - 3:39
15. Everything's Gonna Be Alright - 3:47
16. Sweet Sixteen - 3:04
17. Found My Baby Gone - 3:48

Willie Buck  - vocals;
Louis Myers - guitar;
John Primer - guitar;
Little Mac Simmons - harmonica;
Dimestore Fred - harmonica (2, 3, 5, 6, 8-12);
Big Moose Walker -keyboards;
Dave Myers - bass;
Jerry Porter - drums (1-12);
Jodie North - drums (13-17).

Although blues singer Willie Buck has been leading his own bands in Chicago for over forty years with some of the city's best sidemen, the Houston, Mississippi native is relatively unknown on a national level. Hopefully, this will change with the reissue of The Life I Love, his one and only full-length release from the early 1980s. Originally titled I Wanna Be Loved in a limited edition LP, the newly remastered version includes five bonus tracks, recorded live in 1984 at a Chicago club.
Buck's husky voice and smooth delivery draws influence from the classic Chicago blues shouters, most notably Muddy Waters. The singer channels the spirit and emulates the phrasing of Waters on down home gems such as "Champagne and Reefer," "I Want You to Love Me" "Nineteen Years Old" and "Got My Mojo Workin." Like every exceptional blues singer, Buck uses patience and conviction to the lyrics to tell a convincing story. Proclamation through tenderness reels the listener in on a stirring version of B.B. King's "I Got a Right to Love My Baby" and Buck's own "There's a Time."
The first-rate sidemen on the disc include the legendary Meyers brothers—Louis on guitar and Dave on bass—guitarist John Primer, pianist Johnny "Big Moose" Walker and Little Mack Simmons on harmonica. Augmented with the energetic, grease-laden live cuts, The Life I Love is a treasure chest of blues gold.

The Life I Love

среда, 24 июня 2015 г.

The Walter Michaels Band - Road to Redemption

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 69:30
Size: 159,6 MB
Label:  Carlisle Productions
Styles: Rock/Classic Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. What You Believe -  3:05
 2. Last One Standing -  2:19
 3. Life On the Road -  5:26
 4. Long Way to Heaven -  3:50
 5. Blind Date -  4:33
 6. Phil's Place -  3:33
 7. Knockin' On Heaven's Door -  5:46
 8. Sentimental Value - 10:12
 9. Same As the Other Man -  3:12
10. Now -  3:26
11. You Got I Want -  4:18
12. Can't You See -  5:22
13. Come On Tonight -  3:09
14. Deep Blue Eyes -  3:51
15. Ain't No Other Woman -  4:39
16. If You're Not Alone -  2:42

The Walter Michaels Band is loud! Really loud! They are a four man Rock and Roll army. Walter and the band blend blues, classic, southern and country rock to create their own brand of driving rock that is, at the same time, both familiar and unique. To hear their driving rock sound and feel, throw on their CD and turn up the volume. To truly experience their energy and drive, see them live.
TWMB have reinvigorated the “Guitar Band”. With the combination of not one but two adept guitar players sharing lead guitar duties (and at times trading licks) coupled with the hardest driving rhythm section there is, you have a driving rock quartet to rival all others. The band is equally at home playing a 3 1/2 minute song as they are tearing through a 20 minute jam.
Though the band enjoys the studio experience their true passion is performing live. The energy that results from interacting with an audience contributes to the drive the band creates. A fact that has been commented on by fans time and time again, show after show.

Road to Redemption

Oreo Blue - Earned The Right

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 39:18
Size: 90,5 MB
Label: SR
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Earned the right - 3:47
 2. Look at me - 3:01
 3. Dyin' by Degrees - 3:58
 4. My Groove - 4:37
 5. Lied to Me for the Last Time - 3:46
 6. Tell Me What You Need - 5:33
 7. I'm Alright - 3:00
 8. Don't want to be lonely - 3:09
 9. She exudes the blues - 4:31
10. Different Shades Of Blue - 3:52

"Earned The Right" by Oreo Blue First, I must say I am impressed. The production values on Oreo Blue's self-produced first recording, fittingly named "Earned The Right" is first class. An A-1 production from the packaging to the recording itself. Recorded and mixed at Omega Sound in Ft. Smith, its just goes to show what can be done here in the hills. The song list ( all Oreo Blue originals ) includes two titles credited to the group, four y band member Brian Crowne and associates, and three by the newest member of the group, Gary Hutchinson. Each song merits recognition. Especially noteworthy are the title tracks, the bluesy "She Exudes the Blues" and the hauntingly beautiful "Tell Me What You Need". One of Fayetteville's favorite blues acts, Oreo Blue has indeed earned the right over the past few years even though they have experienced some personnel changes. Chris Payton's heartfelt vocals bring your soul right up into your throat. She is definitely the heart and soul of this act. Drummer Mike Lovelady is the glue of the group and bassist Rod the beat of the band. Hutchinson, one of the area's hottest blues guitarists adds power to the set that sends the message home. Last, but not least, vocalist, saxophonist and guitarist Brian Crowne is Oreo Blue. His vocals and sax attacks always bring out the crowds when the group plays local venues.

Earned the Right

Kevin Thorpe's Out Of The Blue - Shadowplay

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 51:13
Size: 117,8 MB
Label: Armadillo
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Unfinished Business - 4:55
 2. New Woman, New Man - 4:51
 3. The Truth Is Sought By A Liar - 5:08
 4. Scoobie Leggett - 5:08
 5. In The Cold Light Of Day - 5:43
 6. If You Were Gone - 5:56
 7. Blow By Blow - 5:10
 8. The Jungle Walk - 5:25
 9. What's Your Excuse - 3:46
10. Help Yourself - 5:06

Out Of The Blue was put together in 1994 by singer, guitarist and songwriter Kevin Thorpe to fulfil a one-off gig at the Colne Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival. They received such a rapturous audience reception that they decided to stick around.
Out Of The Blue respect the blues tradition but they like to stretch the outside of the envelope. They looked beyond the tried and tested 12 bar formula to create a modern, thoroughly original sound that fuses jazz, rock and of course blues. Whichever way you chew it, their music, with Kevin Thorpe's gravel and grit vocals, definitely comes from the heart to stir the soul.
Lead guitarist Eddie Tatton (Nightmares on Wax, Zero 7) is one of the hippest guitar players on the scene today, his inventiveness never ceases to amaze. Eddie's solos push back the boundaries of electric blues guitar, his unique style melding the poise of Robben Ford, with the grace of Larry Carlton to bring an unparalleled sophistication to Out Of The Blues' overall ensemble sound. In addition Out Of The Blue have the very gifted keyboard player Johnny Dyke (Elkie Brooks Band, Patricia Kas, Larry Garner Band) and a dynamic rhythm section with Nigel Lobley on drums and Simon Sparks on bass, making them for the discerning blues punter, the most rewarding live aesthetic experience available.
- Scott Duncan, Blues in Britain Magazine

In 2000 Out of the Blue released their first CD with Armadillo Music Blues In A Bottle and swiftly followed up with Shadowplay in 2001.

Kevin Thorpe 1953 – 2010
Sadly Kevin Thorpe died suddenly after a performance in Newark on September 11th, 2010. A huge loss to music and all who knew him.


вторник, 23 июня 2015 г.

Millage Gilbert - 3 Faces

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 57:46
Size: 132,3 MB
Label: Red Hot
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Don't Need Your Help To Get The Blues - 3:55
 2. I Kicked The Habit - 4:23
 3. Rainy Night In Georgia - 5:07
 4. Key To The Highway - 3:07
 5. I Wonder Why - 3:56
 6. Let's Straighten It Out - 6:39
 7. I'll Play The Blues For You - 6:01
 8. Scratch My Back - 6:13
 9. I Intend To Take Your Place - 4:27
10. Lonesoome Road - 4:30
11. Born In Missouri - 5:13
12. Losin' Hand - 4:12

This slow-rocking blues CD with the great voice and smooth guitar riffs of Millage Gilbert is one I've listened to on and off for 15 years. It nevers gets old and has much of the same passion as seeing Millage perform live in a blues club in KC.
Millage was born as the seventh son of Walter and Doris Gilbert on the 24th May 1938 in Jackson Mississippi and raised on the Juliaine Farm in the Gilbert neighborhood of Madison. His grandfather, father and all six brothers were guitar players and Millage began to play by “messing around with my brothers guitar when I was five. All the family loved the blues and they would listen to records by the likes of Broonzy and St. Louis Jimmy or simply play for their own entertainment at home. Two years after beginning to ‘mess around’ he was inducted into his brother Marion’s band. As the airwaves
and traveling musicians brought the post war electric sounds to Madison so Marion’s band plunged into the Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Wolf, Rogers and who so evers songbooks and Millage learnt harmonica. Downhome blues was hot and the Gilberts were at the top of the neighborhood tree.
In 1962 Millage left Madison, Mississippi and farming behind and moved to Kansas City. On arrival the house band at the ‘Last Roundup Nightclub’ on 12th immediately hired him & Vine and the following week became their bandleader and held down a weekend residency there for just under ten years. As this was not going to bring much food on the table Millage joined a building maintenance firm and held down this job for the next 37 years.
During the late 50’s and through the 60’s the black blues market in K.C was kicking to the sound of B.B, Albert and Freddie King, Buddy Guy and Albert Collins. Millage had no problem keeping up. For the older clientele there was always Jimmy Reed and the Excello sound. Band members came and went but he just kept rolling on.
In 1972 he was poached by the ‘George’s Lounge’ where he worked weekends for eight years. Then he moved to the ‘Blues Alley’ for a further ten-year stint. During the 70’s and 80’s, according to most white blues purists, the blues died but the black audience knew better and Millage simply ’funked it up
a little bit’ with the latest Little Sonny/Albert King Stax sound. Then ’Grand Emporium’ Kansas City # 1 Blues Nightclub hired him in 1990 for what became a twelve year stint. By now the blues market was demanding the latest hits by Latimore, Bobby Bland, O.V Wright, Johnnie Taylor or Little Milton and Millage eased himself into the wonderful lazy Malaco/Hi Sounds. Life was good and he sold a cassette ‘Live @ The Grand Emporium‘ from the Bandstand.
In 1991 Millage laid down a number of tracks at Champion’s Studio in K.C and five years later went back again to finish a CD’s worth of numbers. These were issued on the Red Hot Label in 1997 as ‘3 Faces of M G’ showcasing the different phases of his blues career. Unfortunately the day after the CD was released the record label owner shot himself and the company folded.
When Millage retired from his day job two years later he decided to concentrate on his musical career. The active Kansas City Blues Society did and does champion his cause and helped him get regular work throughout the K.C metroplex. They also helped him expand his net to cover nightclubs and bars in Ohio, Nebraska and Missouri where he is a great favorite on the St Louis circuit. He has also taken on festival work appearing at the King Biscuit Festival, The Mississippi Valley Festival, the Kansas
City Blues Festival and in 2000 flew to France for a blues festival in Paris. His second CD of more recordings made ‘Live at the Grand Emporium’ was issued in 2003 and the following year the ‘Kansas City Street Festival’ organizers crowned him ‘King of The Festival’.


Johnnie Johnson And The Kentucky Headhunters - That'll Work

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006(Remastered)
Time: 49:08
Size: 112,5 MB
Label: Elektra/Asylum Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. That'll Work - 4:03
 2. She's Got To Have It - 4:10
 3. Derby Day Special - 3:07
 4. Tell Me Baby - 5:17
 5. Sunday Blues - 4:45
 6. Johnnie's Breakdown - 2:06
 7. I'm Not Runnin' - 6:00
 8. Bummed About Love - 2:17
 9. Stumblin' - 3:26
10. Back To Memphis - 5:14
11. The Feel - 3:18
12. I Know You Can - 5:19

Anthony Kenney — bass guitar
Greg Martin — lead guitar, slide guitar
Mark S. Orr — lead vocals
Fred Young — drums, percussion
Richard Young — rhythm guitar
Additional musicians:
Jimmy Hall — saxophone, harmonica; background vocals on "Stumblin'" and "Back to Memphis"
Johnnie Johnson — piano; lead vocal on "That'll Work" and "I Know You Can"

With That'll Work, the Kentucky Headhunters made their blues-rock roots explicit by working with legendary pianist Johnnie Johnson, which is both for better and worse. They certianly can work a heavy, bluesy groove with dexterity, but they lack the gonzo charm they had on their debut, Pickin' On Nashville -- there simply isn't the sense of careening fun, nor is there the reckless fusions that resulted in such an invigorating listen. What's left is enjoyable and competent, but not particularly special.

That'll Work

Holland K. Smith - Jungle Jane

Bitrate: 256K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 38:35
Size: 73,3 MB
Label: TopCat Records
Styles: Blues/Texas Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. 2 Dollar Woman - 2:58
 2. Two Timin' Woman - 3:48
 3. Bluebird - 2:39
 4. Ain't That a Bitch - 5:19
 5. Jungle Jane - 3:19
 6. Telephone Boogie - 2:58
 7. Starvation - 2:20
 8. Blood On My Hands - 4:39
 9. Lay It On Me - 2:59
10. It Ain't That I Don't Love You - 4:22
11. Thirty Days of Tourture - 3:08

TopCat Records is proud to announce the release of Texas blues veteran Holland K. Smith's debut CD "Jungle Jane". After an illustrious career primarily on the regional blues circuit, this Texas blues crooner throws his hat into the international blues ring with the effortless virtuosity of a seasoned artist. From the start, this mostly original collection of songs reflects the spirited diversity that is Holland K. Smith. Backed by an all star lineup including among others piano maestro Big Al Dupree, Anson & The Rockets keyboardist Doug Rynak, Hammond B-3 master Ron Mason, former Prowlers rhythm section Doug Swancy on drums and John Garza on bass, and produced by Handy Award winner Anson Funderburgh, this album is drenched with that famous signature Texas blues guitar sound. But let there be no doubt that the heart and soul of "Jungle Jane" is Holland K. Smith's captivating vocals and his unique Texas jump blues guitar style. "Jungle Jane" is destined to receive great reviews and is sure to be one of the top CD releases of 97.

Jungle Jane

Stealers Wheel - The Best of Stealers Wheel

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1990
Time: 50:24
Size: 115,4 MB
Label: Document
Styles: Folk - Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Stuck in the Middle With You - 3:25
 2. Nothing's Gonna Change My Mind - 3:57
 3. Star - 2:57
 4. This Morning - 3:28
 5. Steamboat Row - 2:52
 6. Next to Me - 3:37
 7. Right or Wrong - 4:48
 8. Go as You Please - 3:44
 9. Benediction - 4:48
10. Waltz - 2:52
11. Blind Faith - 3:23
12. Late Again - 3:13
13. Wheelin' - 3:53
14. Jose - 3:21

Stealers Wheel are a Scottish folk rock/rock band formed in Paisley, Renfrewshire, in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty.
The band broke up in 1975 and re-formed without Egan or Rafferty in 2008.

The Best of Stealers Wheel

Carl Weathersby - Restless Feeling

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 57:26
Size: 133,8 MB
Label: Evidence Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Matchbox Holds My Clothes - 5:02
 2. A Real Mutha Fuh Ya - 6:25
 3. It's You That I Want - 4:45
 4. Restless Feeling - 4:46
 5. Woman Song - 4:04
 6. Wheel Of Fortune - 4:03
 7. We All Wanna Boogie - 4:09
 8. Meadville, Mississippi - 3:49
 9. Everything I Do - 3:53
10. Rhymes - 3:25
11. Tired Of Being Alone - 4:34
12. Glory Be - 4:17
13. She's Gone - 4:09

"Restless Feeling" is a blues album by Carl Weathersby. It was released in 1998 on the Evidence Records label # ECD 26099-2. It was produced by John Snyder and recorded May 11-15, 1998 at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana.

Restless Feeling

The Fieldstones - Memphis Blues Today

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1983
Time: 59:39
Size: 137,5 MB
Label: Hightone Music Group / HMG (1997)
Styles: Blues /Memphis Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Fieldstones - 3:50
 2. Dirt Road - 5:15
 3. I'm in Trouble - 3:49
 4. Just One More Time - 3:20
 5. Angel of Mercy - 5:01
 6. The Thing - 3:29
 7. Please Don't Put Me Outdoors - 3:56
 8. Looking For a Fox - 4:02
 9. Saddle Up My Pony - 4:45
10. Short Haired Woman - 4:47
11. Little Bluebird - 5:21
12. Sweethome Chicago - 3:12
13. The Squeeze - 4:38
14. Blues at Nightfall - 4:06

The Fieldstones are still revered in Memphis for providing some quality live blues in the 1980s, when such music was almost unknown in the city. Their 1983 album is reasonably fun, but not exceptional, modern electric blues with a more spontaneous feel than most of the discs coming out on higher-profile indie labels of the time; the guitar playing especially has a higher and lighter feel than the norm.

Memphis Blues Today

понедельник, 22 июня 2015 г.

Paula & The Pontiac - 30 By 90

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 47:48
Size: 109,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Louisiana Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
1. No Frills Mama - 4:40
2. Rough 'n Tumble Man - 4:35
3. The Man In My Dreams - 5:13
4. 30 By 90 - 3:06
5. Harmonica Girl -4:27
6. Time And Money - 6:02
7. You Make Me Feel Like Singing -5:22
8. Got Nobody To Love - 4:41
9. The Way That You Walk Tall - 4:22
10. I Got It All From You -5:15

Paula and the Pontiacs is a New Orleans band which will take you on a joy ride with some "gut-bucket" Blues, classic R&B, and soulful originals. The band is fronted by Paula Rangell (its originator since its inception in 1978). Paula is a small, pretty, power packed woman who wails on the alto saxophone, harmonica and lead vocals. Living Blues Magazine says "Rangell is a fine instrumentalist and, more importantly, an effective vocalist who has her timing and delivery down". The band consists of a great lineup of Louisiana musicians. Paula Rangell grew up studying classical music on the clarinet at the age of seven. At 14, she picked up the harmonica with a growing love of the Blues. This love of the Blues and Jazz prompted the evolution of Paula as a saxophone player. Her instrumental influences range from the funky grooves of Lee Allen and King Curtis to the brilliant jazz of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. Little Walter and Jimmy Reed were very influential on her harmonica playing. Vocal inspirations were Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Dina Washington and Ruth Brown to name a few.
Paula and the Pontiacs was formed in 1978 in the Colorado region and then moved to Austin, Texas in 1981 where she played the local club circuit. She also has the pleasure of playing with and learning from internationally renowned jazz bassist Gene Ramey. Paula took part in Antone's jam sessions that included playing with Mel Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughn, Kim Wilson, Angela Strehli, LouAnne Barton and Marcia Ball. In 1984 Ms. Rangell moved to New Orleans. She has played the Crescent City with such greats as Earl King, Little Queenie, Charles and Charmaine Neville, George Porter, Joe "Cool" Davis Gospel Group and John Mooney. During the 1984 World's Fair, Paula played Dixieland on the Natchez and at the World's Fair as well as many gigs with her own band Paula and the Pontiacs. Since 1984 Paula's band has played extensively in the southern United States, Brazil, St. Croix, Kansas City Blues Festival and Mexico City with Deacon John.
Paula and the Pontiacs were the winners of the KLON Longbeach national talent search for the southern U.S. in 1993. She has been endorsed by Hohner Inc. since 1987. In 1990, she produced her first release "Pontiac Blues". In 1994, Paula released her CD "Cadillac Love" which showcases her musical ability and establishes Paula as a great songwriter. In 1997 Paula released "30 by 90" an all original CD followed by "Live at Ruby's Roadhouse in 2000 and her most recent release in 2008 "Louisiana Bride". The Bose Corporation licensed two of Paula's songs for an audio compilation for 186,000 new Mercedes Benz sound systems. Paula lost her beloved home in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. She now resides in the country outside of Folsom, Louisiana. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she is a survivor and now doing great.

30 By 90

Blue Plate Special - No Place To Fade

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 39:58
Size: 92,2 MB
Label: Prime
Styles: Blues/Rockin` Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Stand - 3:01
 2. Fire Alarm - 3:47
 3. Millionaire - 3:26
 4. Homework - 5:30
 5. No Place To Fade - 7:06
 6. Your Heart Ain't In It - 3:51
 7. Somebody Play The Blues For Me - 2:42
 8. Dippin' In - 3:51
 9. World Of Trouble - 3:44
10. One More Thing - 2:54

Midnight Special Blues Radio's Artist of the Year for 2006. "Blue Plate Special" is equally at home on every facet of the blues diamond .In The Mix - Bob Grabella


Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks - Beatin' The Heat

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 56:00
Size: 129,1 MB
Label: Surfdog Records
Styles: Folk, World, Country
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. My Cello - 3:37
 2. I Don't Want Love (featuring Brian Setzer on Guitar) - 3:33
 3. I Scare Myself (featuring Rickie Lee Jones on Vocals) - 3:41
 4. Strike It While It's Hot (featuring Bette Midler on Vocals) - 4:07
 5. He Don't Scare Me - 3:51
 6. Meet Me On The Corner (featuring Elvis Costello on Vocals & Brian Setzer on G... - 3:25
 7. I'll Tell You Why That Is (featuring Tom Waits on Vocals) - 5:15
 8. Hummin' To Myself - 3:42
 9. Doin' It! - 3:38
10. The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) - 3:27
11. Chattanooga Shoe-Shine Boy - 2:37
12. Driftin' (featuring Rickie Lee Jones on Vocals) - 4:48
13. Hell, I'd Go! - 2:39
14. Don't Stop The Meter, Mack - 3:29
15. I've Got A Capo On My Brain - 4:04

He's never stopped playing live, yet Dan Hicks' first album in six years, and his only studio release since 1978's It Happened One Bite, has to be considered a comeback of sorts. Interestingly, little has changed in the musician's idiosyncratic style that effortlessly meshes country, bluegrass, '40s pop, Western swing, folk, and even blues together to produce music completely unique unto itself. The proof of Hicks' low-key genius is that through his decades of making music, few have attempted to mimic his eclectic and often wacky approach. Stylish guest stars Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Bette Midler, and even guitar slinger Brian Setzer drop by to add color, but thankfully they never hog the spotlight from the self-effacing Hicks. Fiddle/mandolin player Sid Page is the only holdover from the original '70s Hot Licks, but not much has shifted in Hicks' rarefied world. His talk/sung/scatted vocals, bone-dry humor, as well as call and response from the Andrews Sisters-styled backing vocalists are in place, and the 15 tracks are among the best, most fully realized he's ever recorded. Intricate yet swinging, Hicks and his band sound loose and relaxed as if this was a jam session in his living room that was accidentally recorded. Song titles like "Don't Stop the Meter Mack," a song about stalking; "I've Got a Capo on My Brain," which is as loony as its name; and a remake of his most covered tune, "I Scare Myself" (with Jones on duet vocals), exhibit Hicks at his witty best, but everything here is classic Hot Licks. Even an occasional sample and subtle drum loops don't detract from the distinctively stylized slant. Even with the high-profile visitors it's unlikely to put him on the charts, but Beatin' the Heat is a glorious, superbly crafted return, and arguably the best album in Dan Hicks' slim catalog. It's a perfect introduction for newcomers and a wonderful treat for established fans wondering if Dan Hicks would ever release another album.

Beatin' The Heat

Snooks Eaglin - Baby, You Can Get Your Gun

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1987
Time: 32:42
Size: 75,4 MB
Label: Black Top Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Give Me Nothing But The Blues - 2:37
 2. Baby Please - 3:18
 3. Oh Sweetness - 3:17
 4. Profidia - 2:22
 5. Lavinia - 3:37
 6. Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! - 2:52
 7. Drop The Bomb! - 2:57
 8. That Certain Door - 3:13
 9. Mary Joe - 2:32
10. Nobody Knows - 2:16
11. Pretty Girls Everywhere - 3:35

The first of the masterful guitarist Snooks Eaglin's amazing series of albums for Black Top is an earthly delight; his utterly unpredictable guitar weaves and darts through supple rhythms provided by New Orleans vets Smokey Johnson on drums and Erving Charles, Jr. on bass (David Lastie is on sax). Few artists boast Eaglin's "human jukebox" capabilities; his amazingly vast knowledge of eclectic numbers takes in the Four Blazes' "Mary Jo," Tommy Ridgley's "Lavinia," and the Ventures' version of "Perfidia."

Baby, You Can Get Your Gun

Johnny Mastro & Mama's Boys - Take me to your maker

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 50:27
Size: 116,1 MB
Label: Nugene
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Angel Rollon - 2:47
 2. Down in NO - 3:44
 3. CFB - 2:29
 4. Take your time - 3:06
 5. 8ball - 4:24
 6. Wonder Boogie - 3:01
 7. Ghetto woman - 3:07
 8. Shade your woman - 3:08
 9. Demon's Blues - 3:49
10. What have I done wrong - 2:44
11. Bottle gone boogie - 1:27
12. Throwdown - 2:56
13. Changes comin' down - 3:01
14. Lonesome Whistle - 4:15
15. One day (Live Radio 6 session) - 6:24

Powerful, full-time Indie Hard Blues Band with original, raw, heavy sound. Four real players playing as an ensemble. Think Hound Dog Taylor crossed with Butterfield Blues Band.

Take me to your maker

Midnite Johnny - So Complicated

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 44:27
Size: 102,2 MB
Label: Mosher St. Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hello Trouble - 3:29
 2. Come on Home - 3:51
 3. Spy Boy - 5:17
 4. Everybody ought to Change - 4:46
 5. So Complicated - 6:41
 6. Walk on - 4:11
 7. You Can't Come in - 2:47
 8. Like Elmore James - 3:24
 9. Not The Only One - 4:48
10. Through With Love - 2:47
11. Hurt - 2:22

A Blues and Classic Rock Band covering a wide range of Texas and Chicago Electric Blues; and 60s and 70s Classic Rock. Fronted by the acclaimed U.S. recording artist Midnite Johnny, who is now relocated to the UK, this four piece Band (Guitar/ Keyboards/ Bass/ & Drums) offer more than the obvious Rock & Blues tunes; digging deeper into their selection of material and also filtering in Midnite Johnny’s original compositions.  Consistently ranked in the Top 5 for Blues in all of Florida on Reverbation, Midnite Johnny’s song ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ was also used for the HBO movie ‘Suicide Blonde’. The rest of the Band consists of some of the top musicians the UK has to offer. Based out of the NW of England The Midnite Johnny Band is now accepting bookings throughout the UK as well as Europe. At venues they have already played, the Band has a 100% rebooking rate.

So Complicated

Broken Neon - Every Other Time I Fall

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 39:53
Size: 91,7 MB
Label: Self REleased
Styles: Southern Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Pissin' My Life Away - 3:05
 2. August to December - 3:48
 3. 'Til I Met You - 3:06
 4. Jessie Camacho - 4:28
 5. Pasta-Prima-Rocko - 5:46
 6. Twist the Knife - 3:07
 7. Day By Day - 7:35
 8. Sick and Damn Tired - 3:43
 9. Every Other Time I Fall - 5:12

Southern sounding stomp with blues laced harmonies for the rural jukebox of America."...with songs about nights gone awry, regretful laments, and the complexities of relationships, fans of 70's rock radio should check out this band."


Ken Hamm - Galvanised!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 65:35
Size: 150,2 MB
Label:North Track Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Can't Judge A Book - Who Do You Love - 3:14
2.Relax Your Mind - 3:19
3.Pony Boy - 3:01
4.Candyman Blues - 3:25
5.From Four Until Late - 3:34
6.Bourgeois Blues - 2:43
7.Dig Myself A Hole - 3:41
8.Poor Boy Long Ways From Home - 2:16
9.Shake It and Break It - 2:36
10.Come In My Kitchen - 3:39
11.I Can't Be Satisfied - 3:32
12.Seventh Son - 3:16
13.Prodigal Son - 4:25
14.Duncan And Brady - 3:25
15.When You Got A Good Friend - 3:41
16.From A Buick Six - 3:23
17.Crow Jane - 2:31
18.She Moves Me - 3:09
19.32-20 Blues - 2:22
20.Bring It On Home - 4:13

Ken Hamm is a Western Canadian blues and roots music artist with an international reputation. Emerging from early coffeehouses and Northern Ontario bluesbands, to festivals and concert halls, Ken has been playing professionally since the late 1960s. He has a reputation as a dynamic, moving performer, mixing hot slide fingerstyle acoustic blues with original songs based on his travels and encounters.
Although Ken is as comfortable playing a house concert in your living room as playing on main stage, recent performances have included Edmonton Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Saskatoon Jazz Festival, and Vancouver Island Musicfest.


суббота, 20 июня 2015 г.

The Ramble Riders - Super Fat Bitch

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 35:27
Size: 81,4 MB
Label: Spinnup
Styles: Hard Blues Rock
Art: Full
Source: Sabbath30

Tracks Listing:
 1. Times Are Gonna Change - 3:39
 2. Super Fat Bitch - 4:02
 3. Money Stench - 3:50
 4. Dizzy - 2:55
 5. The Hangover - 2:00
 6. Feel Alive - 6:13
 7. Your Prayer - 4:00
 8. Runaway - 3:47
 9. Long Journey - 4:58

Hugo Sousa,Ricardo Marques,Nuno Franqueira,Vasco Pereira,Joao Melo.

Super Fat Bitch

Ray Reed - Where the Trinity Runs Free

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 51:25
Size: 118,1 MB
Label: Dialtone Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lady Pearl's Cut You Loose - 2:57
 2. Never Make Your Move Too Soon - 3:44
 3. Woke Up This Morning - 3:49
 4. Look'n for the Blues - 3:47
 5. Lucy Mae Blues - 3:17
 6. I Love You Baby - 3:39
 7. Two Trains Running - 4:36
 8. Have You Ever Loved a Woman - 4:38
 9. Bad Sad - 3:12
10. Boogie Chillen - 3:06
11. Wonder Why - 3:07
12. Trust Me - 3:33
13. Maypearl Rose - 4:13
14. Key to the Highway - 3:40

With a sound that's raw and raucous, Fort Worth bluesman Ray Reed cuts to the chase, eschewing any notions of pretension. With a half-century of paid dues under his belt, the singer/guitarist lays down the type of hardscrabble blues you'd find in a Saturday night roadhouse out on the Jacksborough Highway. It's the kind of unadulterated sound we've come to expect from Austin's Dialtone Records. Reed's handful of funky originals, including "Look'n for the Blues" and "Trust Me," stands up well next to choice covers of B.B. King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Frankie Lee Sims. Joining Reed are brother-in-law/guitarist Clarence Pierce, Freddie King/Jimmy Reed bassist Johnny Woods, and Dallas harmonica ace Hash Brown. A couple of acoustic numbers, "Bad Sad" and standard "Key to the Highway," find Reed tipping his fedora to Lightnin' Hopkins. This is blues in the bucket, forthright and honest.

Where the Trinity Runs Free