Поиск по этому блогу

понедельник, 29 февраля 2016 г.

Blue Plate Special - The Blues Ain't Pretty

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 54:57
Size: 127,3 MB
Label: R. Michaels
Styles: Blues/Rockin` Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Crank It Up - 3:46
 2. Tell The Truth - 3:23
 3. The Phone Call - 6:03
 4. Quicksand - 3:24
 5. Real Fast Life - 3:20
 6. Chains - 4:07
 7. Not In The Mood - 4:58
 8. Get Some Fun Out Of Life - 2:53
 9. Disneyland - 4:27
10. Ready To Play - 2:51
11. Bad Drugs And Alcohol - 2:24
12. No Escape From The Blues - 5:31
13. Reachin' - 3:10
14. Knock Knock - 4:33

You Came Here for a Reason. The Blues Ain't Pretty but it's got THUNDER and LIGHTNING and Originality.
More songs here from Blue Plate Special's Second Release. If You're Looking for Power and Originality You Found It!!

The Blues Ain't Pretty

Blue Plate Special - Glass Of Teardrops

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 54:39
Size: 125,6 MB
Label: Beyond Blue Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Roll Away the Stone - 4:48
 2. Glass of Teardrops - 4:07
 3. One Paycheck - 4:25
 4. Fortune Wheel - 4:34
 5. Never Too Late - 4:51
 6. Let It Rock - 4:27
 7. Temple - 3:05
 8. Stir It Up - 4:12
 9. One Way Train - 3:26
10. All Gassed Up - 4:24
11. Yes Indeed - 5:12
12. Right Now - 7:07

Formed in 1969 by blues singer/songwriter (BMI) R.P. Michaels, Blue Plate Special has continued on through the years
providing top flite original contemporary Blues. Although original 45's and album on Summit Records from the '70s
are no longer in print, these 3 CD's are a running log of their current work.
Blue Plate Special continues forward into the future with plans for a new CD to be released by 2011!!

Musicians on these recordings consist of:
Harry Binford - Guitarist Extraordinaire on all 3 cd's.
Gary Maire - Drums on "Pretty" and "Fade"
although both have retired from the active roster, my heartfelt thanks goes to them for putting
the best spin on our original compositions and their faith in my music.

Kevin Johnston - Drums, on "Can You Dig It !" joined BPS after leaving Buddy Guys Band in 2004.

as always (Ron) R.P. Michaels - Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Songwriting.

Blue Plate Special continues on with new roster additions of:
Marty MacMillan - Guitar wizard originally from Detroit, Mi.
Robert Pasenko - Blues Drum Kingpin.

The three members of Blue Plate Special and their own personal histories are:
R.P. Michaels
Songwriter, vocals, bass and keyboards.
Reviewer Bob Gabrella of In The Mix magazine described R.P. as a performer who "wrings the gamut of emotion from a powerful set of vocal pipes and at the same time lays down a furious range of bass licks." Ed Ivey of Blues Review said "Michaels is a great singer with gruff roadhouse vocals." Outside of his work with Blue Plate, R.P. played as an on call bassist for Muddy Waters and also Sam Lay back in 1971-72. During this time, R.P. was aided by Muddy, Willie Dixon, Charlie Musselwhite, and Cary Baker which led to gigs (Peppers, High Chaparral, Kingston Mines) and other industry contacts. Muddy and Willie's biggest influence was to advise R.P. to continue with his original songwriting because of the positive attitude he conveyed. Bad things happen in life but the blues is here to pick us up and keep us strong!

Harry Binford on guitar:
In The Mix magazine said "Harry's searing guitar gouges at the bare walls for every last scrap of pain and heartache." Big City Blues calls his playing "Truly powerful Fender guitar." Harry has also done side work in the past, most noteworthy was with Lavelle White. Harry is everything you could want in a guitarist. Sonic Voodoo is what's happening here. He's influenced by the greats, but what comes out in his playing is always his own. I picked Harry to join forces with because He is powerful like Freddie King, He's ecclectic like Gatemouth Brown and He can be sweet and soulful like B.B.

Kevin Johnston on drums:
In The Mix said our drummer "kicks up a really crisp and solid boogie and plays with the utmost precision and class." Kevin was previously the drummer with Buddy Guys band. Kevin joined Blue Plate Special two years ago, and his ability to DRIVE this Mutha' fit right in with our jammin' blues style.
Can You Dig It! ... I knew that you could.

Glass Of Teardrops

King Daady Zeb - Get The People Together

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 40:02
Size: 92,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gisela Told Me - 4:20
 2. Messin' Around - 3:23
 3. Get The People Together - 3:46
 4. Walking Backwards - 3:41
 5. Leeway - 2:39
 6. Yellow Rose - 3:36
 7. The Way - 4:48
 8. Mellow - 3:55
 9. Bullfrog Blues - 3:51
10. Loser - 5:59

Piano-based new orleans, boogie-woogie, funk and blues from Athens, GA's piano man, Jason Fuller.
Five years ago, Athens-based musician Jason Fuller - who's played in, oh, about 2,000 bands - formed his own group, King Daddy Zeb. The guys toured the region for a good two years, bringing what they called original piano-based New Orleans Boogie Woogie to a number of stages around the Southeast. In late '97, King Daddy Zeb released Get the People Together, an album of original music set to get the crowd shifting back and forth, dancing and sweating like it was any ol' gnat-filled bayou night. In late '98, however, the members of the group decided to go their separate ways, and Fuller focused on working with many collaborators (how's this: Tishamingo, Ween, Stewart and Winfield, the Charlie Mars Band, Kinchafoonee Cowboys, the Healers, Don't Know Blues Band, the Nathan Sheppard Band, Cosmic Charlie, the Blue Dogs, Park Bench Blues Trio and Sister Hazel).
This album really rocks. For anyone who enjoys soulful, piano based music, you should really check out this textbook of blues-laden material. Jason Fuller and crew are masters of thier craft. Keep up the good work!!!!

Get The People Together

Stone Crazy - Stone Crazy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 44:14
Size: 101,3 MB
Label: Self  Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Why - 4:39
 2. Sea Of Love - 5:38
 3. Trap - 6:41
 4. Feelin? Blue - 6:43
 5. Obstades - 4:59
 6. Prayin? For Rain - 5:58
 7. Coupe Deville - 3:27
 8. Lonely Side Of Town - 6:06

STONE CRAZY was originally formed in late 1991 as a trio. John Schroeder : bass & vocals, Ralph Haras : guitar & vocals and Eric Berhenfeld : drums and vocals. Over the years, the band has gone through various lineups and drummers (it's always the drummer). When Julie joined the band originally in 2001, John moved from bass to guitar. In late 2005, and after weeding through a few more drummers over the years, John Holt joined STONE CRAZY and has proved to be exactly what the band was looking for to complete the sound that is the current modern day four piece STONE CRAZY. Though also known for covering great rock and blues artists of all time, STONE CRAZY has always been based on original material and continues to bring their unique and versatile sound to the Chicago area today.

Stone Crazy

четверг, 25 февраля 2016 г.

Luke Jacob - Comforts

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 39:02
Size: 89,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Roots-Rock/Blues-Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. It Hurts - 2:23
 2. Unknown Blues - 4:04
 3. To Live with God - 3:11
 4. Alone with Edgar - 3:01
 5. Disillusionment - 2:42
 6. In The Pines - 5:00
 7. I'm Burning - 4:31
 8. Comforts - 4:39
 9. A Wretch Like Me - 9:27

Luke Jacob - a Canadian musician (from Winnipeg).
More information can be found on https://www.facebook.com/lukejacobthiessen and http://lukejacob.bandcamp.com/album/comforts


понедельник, 22 февраля 2016 г.

Tyler Jakes - Mojo Suicide

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 49:43
Size: 114,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Garage Rock/Dirty Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. All Worn Down -  3:00
 2. Hitchin' to Quivira -  2:52
 3. Fat Cat -  4:18
 4. Sylbaris -  3:26
 5. Back to Zero -  3:42
 6. Demons -  5:08
 7. Hello, Psychiatric Ward -  4:27
 8. Burrito Sunrise -  3:53
 9. Capturing the Youth Demographic -  4:28
10. Dearth -  4:04
11. Urban Coyote Attack - 10:23

Western exotic garage rawk made with a chicken bone and a Tascam 4-track in a dimly lit basement.
"Jakes’ experiences portrayed through his music broadened my horizons to an infinite degree. His music instills a hunger for experience, knowledge, and appreciation. There are few scholars left in the world that are truly worth their salt. Tyler Jakes is definitely one of them."
--Nicholas Davis/It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine

Mojo Suicide

воскресенье, 21 февраля 2016 г.

Paul Filipowicz - Go For The Throat

Size: 120,0 MB
Time: 51:23
File: MP3 @ 320K/s
Released: 1996
Styles: Texas Blues
Label: Gila Records
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Big Jake - 9:38
2.What's The Matter With That Jenny - 3:36
3.I Wasn't Born In Hell - 4:08
4.Dancing On The Bar Room Floor - 2:49
5.24 Hour A Day Blues Man - 5:46
6.Blue Angel - 3:18
7.Donna Mae - 3:35
8.Fender Bender - 3:45
9.Passionate Crime - 7:43
10.Mule Box - 7:01

PAUL FILIPOWICZ is one of the last blues guitar players that literally was brought up on Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Hound-Dog Taylor.
With strong Chicago roots you can hear Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Sammy Lawhorn, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Dawkins and Luther Allison in his playing. PAUL FILIPOWICZ 30 years of one nighters, touring, parties, clubs fairs, festivals, radio, TV appearances, excursion boats and just about any other venue namable. He has molded his playing into a distinct original immediately identifiable sound. 'This guy ain't no copy cat.' FILIPOWICZs song writing has matured over his period and with the help of the Dallas based 'GILA MONSTER' label has been able to showcase his talent by recording two CDS in the past year.
SINGER, SONGWRITER, GUTAIR and HARP. Born Chicago 3-24-50. Raised in the Lockport, III. corn fields in the 1950's. My sisters played piano in church and of course we all sang. About the only other music we could get was the radio.
One night while cruising the dial Filipowicz pulled in a radio station out of Tulsa. They played Wolf, Sonny Boy (II) and Muddy back to back. That was his first exposure to blues. He first witnessed live blues in 64 or 65. "While waiting out side a club on Chicago's South Side (it was boiling hot about 2 p.m. and all these people were going into this air conditioned club) Otis Rush and his band were tearing it up right there in broad daylight. Electric guitar was it".
Learning by ear was about the only way to go about a blues education in those days. "I had been playing without a pick and the first time I heard Sam (Magic Sam) it clicked. The phrasing was what I was hearing." Over the 30 plus years of fronting his own band he has played venues from the midwest to Denver, to stints in Texas and Miss, and opened for everybody from the "Thunderbirds" to "Edger Winter". But his fondest memories are of the shows with "Hound Dog TayJor" and "Mighty Joe Young" in the 70's. After a version of Sams's "All Your Love" Joe told him "that was nice, keep it up" and Mr. Taylor would even grunt when he'd see him. "I know you're a blues man and you know you're a blues man and every time you take the stage you've got to prove if' Luther Allison once told Paul.
With 4 CD's under his belt since 1996, 3 for the Dallas Texas Gila Monster label (#14 in 1998 and #7 in 1999, Texas Blues new releases, Real Blues mag.) and positive reviews in such publications as, "Living Blues", "Blues Access", "Blues Revue", "Big-City Blues", "Soul Bag", and many more Filipowicz remains true to the music he loves, Blues.
CHICAGO born PAUL FILIPOWICZ is probably the only Wiscinson-based Blues Guitar player that will ever make the Top 15 Texas Blues New Release Albums 2 years in a row. Real Blues mag., Victoria, Canada.

Go For The Throat

Boz Scaggs - Boz

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1965
Time: 32:27
Size: 76,8 MB
Label: Polydor
Styles: R&B
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Steamboat - 2:16
 2. Baby Let Me Follow You Down - 2:30
 3. Girl From The North Country - 3:43
 4. You're So Fine - 2:15
 5. Got You On My Mind - 3:06
 6. That's Allright - 2:14
 7. Hey Baby - 2:40
 8. Gangster Of Love - 2:27
 9. Let The Good Times Roll - 2:26
10. How Long - 2:27
11. Stormy Monday Blues - 3:49
12. C.C. Rider - 2:27

Boz was Boz Scaggs' debut album, recorded under the name "William R. Scaggs" on September 30, 1965 in Stockholm, Sweden. It was released in Sweden by Karusell Grammofon AB and distributed in Europe by Polydor International. It was never released in any other country, never released in any other format, and went out of print soon after its initial pressings. Neither the entire album nor any individual tracks from the album have yet been reissued.
The back of the album jacket lists two songs in the incorrect sequence. This track sequence lists the song titles as printed on the labels on the album itself. The album labels contain many songwriter credit errors.


Boz Scaggs - Come On Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 59:41
Size: 137,2 MB
Label: Virgin
Styles: Blues/R&B
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. It All Went Down The Drain - 5:33
 2. Ask Me 'Bout Nothin' (But The Blues) - 4:39
 3. Don't Cry No More - 3:18
 4. Found Love - 3:00
 5. Come On Home - 3:16
 6. Picture Of A Broken Heart - 4:04
 7. Love Letters - 3:49
 8. I've Got Your Love - 4:35
 9. Early In The Morning - 4:39
10. Your Good Thing (Is About To End) - 7:22
11. T-Bone Shuffle - 2:44
12. Sick And Tired - 4:29
13. After Hours - 4:05
14. Goodnight Louise - 4:02

The ideal review of this R&B offering from Boz Scaggs would read, "I really, really like it. I hope you do, too." Because I had the devil's own time to put my finger on why. However, after 30 days in the metaphoric wilderness, I've had a revelation. There's something evangelical about it. Yes, evangelical. This CD is an inspired musical testament from a true 'blues' believer. In fact, it does many of the things one would expect of a well-preached sermon. It offers a liturgy of the orthodox, in this case covers of classics: Sonny Boy Williamson's "Early in the Morning," T-Bone Walker's "T-Bone Shuffle," Jimmy Reed's "Found Love." It awes with erudition and spellbinds with a truly righteous rendition of Earl King's obscure "It All Went Down the Drain." It practices humility -- vocally, Scaggs tailors his voice as closely as possible to what the original artist attempted and the arrangements -- horns, keyboards, and his own guitar -- draw heavily on the originals, as well (making it an album about the music, not the artist). And the message proves broadly ecumenical by showcasing regional styles from the New Orleans piano on "Sick and Tired" to the Chicago harpin' on "Early in the Morning" to the Bobby Bland (Memphis-style) vocals on "Don't Cry No More."
But what Come on Home really does well is to manifest the redemptive joy of singing and playing this kind of music, a joy so profound that, even after repeated listenings, it transcends the music's familiarity and resurrects it from the purgatory into which all too many albums quickly fall.
Or something like that. All seriousness aside, Come on Home is a real testament to the enduring nature of the blues.

Come On Home

Mike Stevens & Matt Andersen - Piggyback

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 54:55
Size: 125,8 MB
Label: Busted Flat
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Wanna Be A Float Plane - 4:29
 2. The Way You Move - 3:35
 3. Hold Me With Both Hands - 3:19
 4. Livin' In Sarnia - 6:53
 5. Devil's Bride - 4:04
 6. Going Home - 3:22
 7. Storms Rollin' In - 5:27
 8. Better Days - 8:17
 9. I'll Tell You A Story - 4:53
10. Blue Celtic Rose - 3:14
11. Workin' My Way Home To My Girl - 2:55
12. You're A Best Seller Baby - 4:20

Every now and again you hear an artist that just pulls you up short, stops you dead in your tracks, like being on a top flight cutting horse that can stop on a dime, rollback and give you a nickel in change, Matt Andersen's voice did that to me the first time I heard it. He is the whole package and can play guitar, write relevant songs and present the songs in a way that will just bring you to a standstill you and make you listen up, just check this YouTube video. Now you are saying wait a minute this is a disc by Matt Andersen and Mike Stevens; well the disc came to me because of the effect that Matt had when I first heard him and started investigating who the guy is, which is what led me to this. And, so we are clear, Mike Stevens is a renowned harmonica virtuoso known mostly in Bluegrass and Experimental music circles more than holds up his end of the partnership on harmonica, songwriting and production. Just please forgive the excess on Matt as he is the one that drew me into this.  Mike Stevens and Matt Anderson wrote the twelve songs on this disc and there are some gems here that have a way of stretching the tension created between their respective instruments. There are times when you don't realize the sound is created by just guitar, both as a lead and rhythm instrument, and the harmonica wizardry of Mr. Stevens and the vocals of Mr. Andersen. The songs are in a variety of tempos that reflect in the emotions of each. There is the beautiful love song Hold Me With Both Hands, and the wonderful interplay of both instruments and voice in the Livin' In Sarnia that creates a pressure that is essential to the song. This is a disc that is going to fill you in every way; there are not often discs that fit together as a whole as well as this one does. It is going to put a smile on your face and have you tapping your toes if you're not actually up and dancing.


вторник, 16 февраля 2016 г.

Solomon Burke & De Dijk - Hold On Tight

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 54:42
Size: 125,3 MB
Label: Universal Music / Verve
Styles: Soul Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hold On Tight - 5:27
 2. Rose Saved From The Street - 3:35
 3. What A Woman - 3:22
 4. No One - 5:24
 5. More Beauty - 3:48
 6. Gotta Be With You - 4:29
 7. Seventh Heaven - 4:57
 8. Good For Nothing - 5:02
 9. Text Me - 4:49
10. Don t Despair - 5:14
11. The Bend - 5:00
12. Perfect Song - 3:30

Of the great soul singers of the 1960s, Solomon Burke was one of the few whose talent and power to compelled an audience never dimmed with the passage of time; if the larger audience overlooked his music through much of the '70s and '80s, and he wasn't always paired with songwriters or producers who knew what to do with his instrument, Burke himself remained The King of Rock & Soul, an artist whose music spoke powerfully with heart and soul whenever he raised his voice. Burke's mighty voice was finally silenced by his passing in October 2010, but it should come as no great surprise that the last album he finished before his death confirmed he was in full command of his talents right up to the end. What is somewhat surprising are his collaborators on his final project. De Dijk, a veteran Dutch rock and R&B band, are little known in America but they're stars in the Netherlands, and they struck up a friendship with Burke when their paths crossed on tour in 2007. The 12 songs on Hold on Tight were adapted from tunes in De Dijk's back catalog, with Burke helping to translate the lyrics into English, and lead singer Huub van der Lubbe moving over to acoustic guitar for the duration of the sessions. The strength of Burke's performance is not unexpected, but De Dijk turned out to be an inspired musical match: the band's robust fusion of classic soul and bluesy hard rock swings hard and Burke's vocals roll right along with them, filling in the spaces in the arrangements and adding a powerful shot of gospel-inspired fervor to the swagger of the guitars and horns. The melodies are clearly influenced by the structures of classic soul with an added energetic punch, and if the sound is something different from the stuff of Burke's heyday, it's close enough to give him the right platform for his declamatory style. Also, the musicians sound like a real band, intuitive and understanding the push and pull of the music, and Burke sounds like he's having a grand time working within their formula. Hold on Tight isn't revelatory like Burke's 2002 "comeback" set Don't Give Up on Me, or his 2006 pairing with Buddy Miller, Nashville, and it's not a latter-day soul masterpiece like his collaboration with Willie Mitchell, 2010's Nothing's Impossible. But it's a stronger and more satisfying piece of work than most of his other post-millennial albums, and it's the closest thing he managed to a truly effective rock & roll collaboration; it's an impressive finale to a genuinely remarkable career.

Hold On Tight

Storyville - Dog Years

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 56:04
Size: 128,7 MB
Label: Atlantic
Styles: Blues/Southern Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Enough - 4:24
 2. Searching Understone - 4:03
 3. Don't Make Me Suffer - 5:25
 4. Who's Left Standing - 4:19
 5. Two People - 5:18
 6. Born Without You - 3:34
 7. Talk to Me - 5:45
 8. Keep a Handle on It - 3:52
 9. There's a Light - 4:36
10. Fairplay - 5:36
11. It Ain't No Fun to Me - 4:08
12. Lucky (One More Time) - 4:58

Storyville don't change their tune much on Dog Years, their first major-label effort and third album overall. Granted, the album has a slicker sound than its predecessors, but at its core it remains a hard-rocking blend of Texas blues-rock and Southern rock. The primary pleasure of Dog Years is hearing the band play. David Grissom and David L. Holt may not be distinctive guitarists, but they're solid musicians, pushing the record in the right direction. The songs themselves aren't particularly memorable, but there's enough energy in the hard rockers (the ballads fall a little flat) to make it an enjoyable, contemporary Southern blues-rock record.

Dog Years

Calvin Owens - True Blue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 66:14
Size: 155,8 MB
Label:Sequel Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Songs/Tracks Listing:
1.True Blue - 4:22
2.Hot Burning Fever - 6:40
3.Don't You Want A Man Like Me? - 4:22
4.Texas Stomp - 4:02
5.Sitting Here - 5:15
6.Sweet Meat - 3:49
7.Cherry Red - 4:24
8.Woke Up Screaming - 4:46
9.Lick Of Split - 7:57
10.Deviation - 5:14
11.Don't You Want A Woman Like Me? - 4:21
12.Dreams Come True - 4:46
13.True Blue - 6:12

An inventive and creative trumpeter, bandleader, and composer/arranger, Calvin Owens spent many years as musical director with B.B. King's various touring bands. But beginning in the late '90s, he led his own bands and recorded under his own name. Born on April 23, 1929, Owens grew up in Houston's Fifth Ward neighborhood, also known as Sawdust Alley because of a nearby sawmill. He became interested in learning to play the trumpet after hearing his New Orleans-raised mother talk about Louis Armstrong. He worked at a local bowling alley to save enough money to buy his first trumpet. As a 13-year-old, he took his first few trumpet lessons, at 25 cents per lesson, from a local trumpeter, Charles "Papa Charlie" Lewis.
Fortunately, Owens had a conscientious band director in high school, Sammy Harris, who took a bright, ambitious student and suggested to the young Owens that one day he too could be a band director for a high-school band. Harris promoted Owens to student director of the high-school band. After he graduated from Wheatley High School and after several years of playing in Houston's then-lively blues club scene, Owens joined guitarist and bandleader B.B. King on his tour bus in 1953. He stayed on the road with King's orchestra for four years, returning to Houston with the idea that he would finish his college education at Texas Southern University. That didn't happen, and Owens was called back to working in the clubs -- the gigs were there -- and working in the local Maxwell House Coffee factory to support his family. His nights were free, so he could play music in clubs and keep his chops together while earning the income needed at the factory to raise a family. In 1978, Owens rejoined King's band and stayed on the road, 200 nights a year, until 1984. When Owens began playing trumpet professionally in and around Houston, trumpeters were the soloists, not guitarists. It wasn't until he first joined King's band in 1953 that he played with a guitarist who would solo and became aware of that instrument's possibilities for carrying on solos and helping to lead a band. Aside from Armstrong, Owens frequently cited white trumpet player Harry James as a huge influence during his formative years, even though Owens was raised in Houston's predominantly African-American Fifth Ward. Because of James' prominence in motion pictures and Armstrong's appearances in films from time to time, both musicians offered a model of inspiration for then-teenager Owens. Aside from working with King, at various times throughout his long career Owens played trumpet with T-Bone Walker, Amos Milburn, Big Joe Turner, Junior Parker, Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, and Otis Clay. He also worked with a long line of virtuoso blues-based jazz musicians from Texas, including saxophonists Arnett Cobb and David "Fathead" Newman.In the 1980s he started his own band and settled in Belgium, the home of his second wife. In 1997 he returned to his native Houston. There, he released his first album under his own name, Another Concept, which fused the blues with everything from jazz to rap music. Owens' recordings for his own Sawdust Alley label include True Blue, That's Your Booty, Another Concept, The Best of Calvin Owens, and The House Is Burning. Of the lot, True Blue is a fine introduction to Owens' vast repository of trumpet-playing ideas. The album includes contributions from King, Copeland, and Newman. "True Blue" was also the nickname that Cobb had given to Owens many years earlier, for his steadfast dedication to and creativity within the realm of blues trumpet. Despite being diagnosed with liver cancer in the mid '2000's, Owens continued to perform and record appearing with saxophonist Evelyn Rubio on her album La Mujer que Canta Blues and releasing his own disc Houston is the Place To Be in 2007. Ultimately, Owens passed away at age 78 from kidney failure in Houston on February 21, 2008. ~ Richard Skelly, Rovi

True Blue

Storyville - A Piece Of Your Soul

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 53:43
Size: 123,4 MB
Label: EastWest
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bitter Rain - 5:54
 2. Good Day for the Blues - 3:59
 3. Blind Side - 3:48
 4. Don't Make Me Cry - 5:34
 5. What Passes for Love - 6:07
 6. Solid Ground - 5:14
 7. A Piece of Your Soul - 3:53
 8. Cynical - 4:05
 9. Luck Runs Out - 4:34
10. Can't Go There Any More - 4:43
11. Share That Smile - 5:47

Storyville's second album, Piece of Your Soul, is a gritty Texas blues record, but it's delivered with enough rock & roll savvy to crossover into the mainstream. That's not to say that the group has watered-down the greasy roadhouse R&B that is their stock and trade -- they simply inject it with a shot of feverish rock & roll energy, and that's what makes Piece of Your Soul a successful follow-up to the award-winning debut, The Bluest Eyes.

Piece Of Your Soul

четверг, 11 февраля 2016 г.

The Black Crowes - Greatest Hits 1990-1999 A Tribute To A Work in Progress...

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 73:41
Size: 170,8 MB
Label: American/Columbia
Styles: Southern Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Jealous Again - 4:34
 2. Twice as Hard - 4:09
 3. Hard to Handle - 3:08
 4. She Talks to Angels - 5:29
 5. Remedy - 5:24
 6. Sting Me - 4:41
 7. Thorn in My Pride - 6:05
 8. Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye - 6:30
 9. A Conspiracy - 4:46
10. Wiser Time - 5:33
11. Good Friday - 3:52
12. Blackberry - 3:26
13. Stop Kickin' My Heart Around - 3:41
14. Go Faster - 4:03
15. Only a Fool - 3:44
16. By Your Side - 4:28

At the end of the decade, the Black Crowes parted ways with American/Columbia, which made sense for both parties. The band didn't sell records like they used to, and they preferred to be independent anyway. It wasn't an entirely amicable parting -- the label wouldn't let the band record old songs for an independently released live album -- but as the last album in the contract, the compilation Greatest Hits 1990-1999: A Tribute to a Work in Progress, is a nice addition to the catalog anyway. Basically, the album has every song a casual fan would want ("Jealous Again," "Twice As Hard," "Hard to Handle," "She Talks to Angels," "Remedy," "Sting Me," "Wiser Time," "A Conspiracy," "Kickin' My Heart Around") and is a nice listen for the hardcore. There are several great songs missing and there's perhaps a little bit too much of By Your Side here, but the only glaring omission is "Sometimes Salvation"; so, in other words, it's pretty close to a perfect compilation of that first decade. Gathered like this, the Black Crowes' finest songs are all the more impressive. The band not only sounds tight, but they sound diverse, able to handle full-throttle barroom ravers as easily as folk ballads, soulful vamps, blues, and laid-back Southern rock. Even more impressive, it's easy to see what good songwriters the brothers Robinson are. Yes, they're classicists, cribbing from the Stones and Allman Brothers and everything in between, but they know how to put it all together, write good hooks, and deliver them expertly. Greatest Hits is proof of that, and it's some of the best pure hard rock since the golden age of album rock.

Greatest Hits

The Blackwater Fever - Sweet Misery

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 50:01
Size: 115,0 MB
Label: Plus One Records
Styles: Garage Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Intro - 2:34
 2. Blackwater - 3:20
 3. Good Night Darling. Sweet Dreams - 3:55
 4. Better Off Dead - 2:58
 5. Crawlin' Skin - 2:29
 6. Sweet Misery - 3:41
 7. Interlude - 2:31
 8. Lovesick - 3:30
 9. Back For You - 4:54
10. Bad Seed - 4:32
11. Red - 3:58
12. Devour - 6:12
13. Endless Sleep - 5:21

Band that definitely has potential for great things.
If you like blues rock I suggest you check out The Blackwater Fever. They are composed of a guitarist/vocalist "Shane Hicks" a drummer "Andrew Walter" and a keyboardist/bassist "Jed Walters". If you like bands similar to The Black Keys or The White Stripes this could be your band. Of course they sound different enough to have their own style as well.
The first proper song after the Intro is "Blackwater" which is probably one of their most known songs. You will immediately notice this has a nice catchy little beat going. Simple rolling drums and a nice blues guitar lead make this a track you can really jam out too. Another great track and possibly recognizable track is "Better Off Dead". This song takes a more mellow approach but is still extremely catchy sounding. The lyrics and vocals in my opinion are just a tinge better then that of "Blackwater". I would say it's arguably a better song in whole. However my favorite song on this album is the title track "Sweet Misery". It is a very somber sounding song in the best way. From the dramatic violin introduction to the end of the track where Shane Hicks does a very haunting "oooooooooh" through some very catching and beautifully done guitar and violin work. I only wish this song was a bit longer as there is not very much vocals in it.
All in all the instruments are very well played in this. The drum pops and keeps a nice rolling beat all the way through. The guitar plays is very easy on the ears and whines and squeals to keep things interesting. If I had to pick out a flaw with this album I would say it's in the lyrics. They are very simple and some songs just don't have many in them. That's not saying they are bad, but they are very straight forward. Also almost all the songs are about love, heartbreak ect. There is not too much in the terms of variety. However this is a very quality cd all the way through and should appeal to any blues rock fans or garage band fans.

Sweet Misery

вторник, 9 февраля 2016 г.

Storyville - Bluest Eyes

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 54:20
Size: 124,6 MB
Label: November Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bluest Eyes - 3:40
 2. Wanted a Miracle - 3:58
 3. Carry You Home - 5:29
 4. One Rock at a Time - 3:21
 5. Wings Won't Let Me Fly - 4:12
 6. Mercy Street - 5:14
 7. Long Way to Midnight - 4:11
 8. Water - 5:28
 9. Rain of Love - 4:21
10. Where We Are Now - 3:44
11. A Change Is Gonna Come - 4:38
12. Writing on the Wall - 3:51
13. Darkness - 2:07

Malford Milligan – lead vocals;
David Grissom – guitar/vocals;
David Holt - guitar/vocals;
Tommy Shannon – bass;
Chris Layton – drums.

Storyville was a blues-rock band formed in 1994 in Austin, Texas, USA. Drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon, former members of Arc Angels and the rhythm section for Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble, formed the band with Malford Milligan after a jam session at Antone's. After releasing an album on November Records in 1994, the band won a total of nine Austin Music awards; they became stalwarts on the local music scene and toured nationally.

Bluest Eyes

Barry Goldberg - blasts from My Past

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1971
Time: 72:00
Size: 165,5 MB
Label: Music Video Distribution (2014)
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Jimi The Fox -  2:26
 2. It Hurts Me Too -  4:11
 3. Sugar Coated Love -  2:34
 4. Maxwell Street Shuffle -  2:24
 5. Blues For Barry And Michael - 10:15
 6. You're Still My Baby -  3:18
 7. Another Day -  3:26
 8. I Think I'm Gonna Cry -  3:19
 9. Sittin' In The Circles -  3:39
10. A Lighter Blue -  2:36
11. Hole In My Pocket -  2:48
12. The Mother Song -  2:56
13. Gettin' It Down -  2:07
14. Mean Old World -  3:49
15. Blowing My Mind -  2:55
16. Strung And Young -  3:14
17. Tea For Two -  3:23
18. I've Got To Use My Imagination -  3:47
19. Slip And Slide -  3:29
20. Low Down Funk -  5:12

The title of this album hints at a retrospective collection, or a rummage sale of outtakes garnered from here and there. The presence of three different studio locations provides further evidence that this is something of a quilt assembly, and it is a musical sewing job in which the seams sometimes seem to have worn thin. Fans of blues and rock will find sections of agreeable groove; in fact, there are listeners who will even find the opening track entitled "Jimi the Fox" to be an absolute charmer, although to others it might seem to be the musical equivalent of a black velvet painting. Tracks such as the Lazy Lester cover "Sugar Coated Love" are superb, glowing with an extremely warm and vibrant band sound and further lit up with the almost fluorescent sound of Barry Goldberg's organ. As usual with this artist's albums, liner credits are something of a mess. Goldberg fans are used to their idol Michael Bloomfield showing up uncredited or under another name due to contract restrictions -- here he is just plain "Michael." Yet no drummer is credited at all for any of the sessions, and there is no information about which guitarists play on which track. The drum seat could conceivably be held by "Fast" Eddie Hoh, who worked on most of Goldberg's albums, but with recording sessions spread across both coasts and Muscle Shoals, AL, too, it is a good guess that more than one drummer is involved. Whoever is in the band on "It Hurts Me Too" provides a textbook example of lousy blues playing -- two slide guitarists and the harmonica blower Charlie Musselwhite step all over each other throughout a performance that is painful to listen to, and not because of its deep emotional content.

blasts from My Past

Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins - Backin Business

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 47:48
Size: 109,9 MB
Label: Music Maker Recordings
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Miz Dr. Feelgood - 4:21
 2. I'm Gonna Rock Some More - 2:55
 3. Tell Me Daddy - 3:46
 4. My Baby Left Town - 3:22
 5. Right String But Wrong Yo-Yo - 2:30
 6. Impeach Me Baby - 4:09
 7. Red Mama Blues - 6:31
 8. You Make Me Feel So Good - 3:51
 9. Too Many Times - 3:37
10. Blue In The Night - 4:13
11. What About Me - 3:36
12. Back In Business - 4:49

Here is Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, previously heard from as one of Dr. Feelgood's interns, decreeing herself "Back In Business." This is a highly charged record by this powerful performer.
Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is a fan of the low-down, hard-stompin', railroad-smokin' blues. Her feel- good sessions in the late 50s and early 60s may have ignited the spark that fueled the British Invasion. She'll tell you, "People are impressed to see a black woman play like a man." A guitar slinger from birth, she performs on the streets of Atlanta by blowing the crowds away with her unadulterated brand of blues.

Backin Business 

Andy Aledort & The Groove Kings - Live at Northstar 2009

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 70:34
Size: 161,8 MB
Label: World's Finest Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Big Leg Woman -  7:13
 2. Right By Your Side -  9:42
 3. I Don't Need No Doctor -  7:07
 4. Gambler's Blues - 11:23
 5. Wrapped Up in Love Again -  6:39
 6. Bending Like a Willow Tree - 12:36
 7. Last Night -  8:09
 8. Do You Have a Sister -  7:42

Andy Aledort - Guitar;
DiMeo - Keyboards, vocal;
Dennis Metzler - Bass;
Vito Luizzi - Drums;
Richard Rosch - Drums.


Live at Northstar 2009

понедельник, 8 февраля 2016 г.

Bill Deraime - Quelque part

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 55:31
Size: 128,1 MB
Label: EPM
Styles: French Blues/Folk-Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Quelque part - 3:24
 2. Esclaves ou exclus - 3:50
 3. Le derviche tourneur - 3:42
 4. Apres-demain - 3:40
 5. Des champs de redemption - 3:58
 6. Laisser faire - 5:00
 7. Tout l'monde a gagne - 4:13
 8. Maniaco-depressif - 3:43
 9. Chaque matin - 4:17
10. Tout en haut - 3:54
11. Helene et Bernard - 3:50
12. L'amour seul - 4:12
13. Babylone tu deconnes (nouvelle version) - 7:44

Bluesman francais, Bill Deraime connut son heure de gloire dans les annees 1980, avec ses titres « Faut que j'me tire ailleurs » et « Babylone, tu deconnes ». Vingt-cinq ans et une dizaine d'albums se sont ecoules depuis, mais le chanteur et guitariste repond toujours present, avec l'album Quelque Part (2004).  Ancien hippie devenu educateur dans un centre de desintoxication au debut des annees 1970, Bill Deraime avait choisi de s'insurger contre les travers de la societe en donnant de la voix, mais accompagne de sa guitare. Adoptant le style blues, pas specifiquement francais, il avait conquis son public et le c?ur de ceux pour qui ses paroles sonnaient vrai. Apres quelques desillusions, Bill Deraime fait encore entendre sa voix rauque et ses solos de guitare, sur des ballades blues (« Chaque matin », « Apres demain ») ou plus rythmees (« Des champs de redemption »), mais aussi sur du rock (« Laisser faire »), du funk (« Tout en haut »), et du reggae (« Quelque part ») dont il a toujours aime adopter les rythmes.  Artiste marginal, Bill Deraime ravira les nostalgiques en glissant une reprise de son tube « Babylone, tu deconnes ». Qu'ils se rassurent, le vieux lion rugit encore.

Quelque part 

Bobby Radcliff - Live at The Rynborn

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 57:29
Size: 132,1 MB
Label: Black Top
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Improvisations On Honky Tonk - 6:43
 2. Please Have Mercy - 4:35
 3. Tramp - 6:49
 4. Early In The Morning - 7:12
 5. The Introject - 5:00
 6. Been Around The World - 5:17
 7. Kool And The Gang - 3:26
 8. The Honeydripper - 5:09
 9. Ten Years Ago - 7:46
10. The Twist - 5:28

Bobby Radcliff - Guitar & Vocal;
Jeff Dedrick - Bass;
Martin Maudal - Drums.

This raw, intense, honest performance was captured in November 1996 at the Rynborn Theatre in Antrim, New Hampshire. Radcliff's in-your-face style demonstrates his bravery, for this recording is not flawless (it is live, after all) and there are times where you find yourself saying "What was that?" -- but that's what makes it so appealing. Radcliff is not an imitator but rather an interpreter, and he is an especially great admirer of the Chicago West-siders, particularly Magic Sam. Although this CD is 90% standards (just one original), he manages to surprise even those listeners who thought they'd heard it all. Selections range from Bill Doggett's "Honky Tonk" to a well-disguised Kool & the Gang medley. Playing here with a trio, Radcliff rips off solo after solo throughout. He switches back and forth between lead and rhythm, shifting gears frequently when it comes to the rhythms themselves. He sings on several tunes but vocals are definitely not his strong suit. At it's worst, Live at the Rynborn is an interesting listening experience; at it's best it is a volatile and brash performance in a very cool way. It is not for the faint of heart, and that's what makes it a lot of fun.

Live at The Rynborn

The Charles Ford Band - The Charles Ford Band

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1972
Time: 58:55
Size: 135,5 MB
Label: Arhoolie
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blue And Lonesome - 8:27
 2. Gibson Creek Shuffle - 3:48
 3. My Time After A While - 3:44
 4. Rest My Mind On Jesus - 1:33
 5. Reconsider Baby - 5:26
 6. Black Night - 8:32
 7. Wild Woman - 4:13
 8. I Know What You're Putting Down - 4:08
 9. Live The Life I Love - 5:57
10. Tell Him I Was Flyin' - 3:31
11. The Promise - 9:32

In 1971, Patrick and Robben Ford decided it was time to leave Charlie Musselwhite's band and start up their own unit. They called on long time friend Stan Poplin to join them on bass and the youngest Ford brother Mark to play harp. This was a four piece blues band that was to have a lasting impact on the modern blues scene and proved to be only the beginning of four solid and successful careers. The band was named the Charles Ford Band after the father of the three brothers, a man who had always been supportive of their musical ambitions.
What is especially impressive about this band is that the oldest Patrick, was only 20, with Robben and Stan being just 18, and Mark a mere 15 years of age. Also notable is the fact that they came from a small lumber town in northern California called Ukiah, where blues music was not something that one heard a lot of. The only blues they knew was that played by the English bands like the Rolling Stones and the Animals. As children the Ford boys had been sung songs from the country and blues tradition by their father and their mother, but it was the first Paul Butterfield Blues Band LP, which arrived at the local music store by mistake, that changed their lives and ignited their passion for the blues idiom. With the purchase of that record they began searching out all the information on the blues idiom they could find, constantly buying new recordings of artists like BB King, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, and more. They also began making the 2 hour drive to San Francisco to attend concerts at the Fillmore to see the blues artists like BB King, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, and others who were booked there.
Because the band did not come from one of the major blues centers their musical influences had been very different and they did not mind using those other influences in their approach to the idiom. During the course of gig you could expect them to be playing anything, from Muddy Waters to Martha and the Vandellas to John Coltrane, but at the root of it all was their affinity for the music of the blues masters.
Though the band was only together for about a year, during that time they received four serious offers from record companies and began to create quite a stir on the West Coast. Just when the band broke up they had been given an offer to record a Lp for Chess Records to be called Muddy Waters presents the Charles Ford Band. Muddy had been so impressed by the band when they had opened for him in San Francisco that he went back to Chicago and told them to make the deal. Sadly, it came too late.
However, months later, Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records called Patrick and offered to record the band saying that something should be left behind for history. This led to the Arhoolie title "The Charles Ford Band" released in 1972. It is considered a modern blues classic and still sells to this day.
It was not until Charles Ford passed away 10 years later that all four got back together to do a few reunion dates and do a live recording to be dedicated to the brothers' father. This was to become the first release on the new Blue Rock'lt Records, The Charles Ford Band "A Reunion."
Because they enjoyed doing the reunion gigs so much, the four were to continue to get together to do dates on several occasions over the next several years. Patrick took advantage of those gigs to do some more live recordings. From those dates was to come the "As Real As It Gets" CD.
While all four band members have gone on to separate careers, they continue to get together in the studio or on the stage to create the innovative modern blues for which they are famous.

The Charles Ford Band

Bobby Bradford - No Saints Walkin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 55:35
Size: 128,1 MB
Label: Appaloosa Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hard Times - 5:30
 2. Rush Hour Blues - 3:52
 3. Steady Rolling Man - 3:31
 4. Reconsider Baby - 3:57
 5. Waiting For Your Call - 4:22
 6. I'm Watching Out - 3:54
 7. No Saints Walkin' - 3:10
 8. She's My Baby - 2:30
 9. Love Has Forgotten Me - 3:32
10. Mean Old World - 4:28
11. You Are The One - 3:09
12. This Is My Life - 3:36
13. I Want Your Love Again - 5:01
14. Samba Mamba - 4:56

Bobby Bradford - vocals & guitar;
Mike Henderson - guitar & harmonica;
Kenny Greenberg, Jack Pearson, David Jones - guitar;
Reese Wynans, Gregg Wetzel - piano & organ;
Glen Worf, Jeff 'Stick' Davis, Tod Ellsworth - bass;
John Gardner, Butch McDade, Michael Organ, Pat O'Connor - drums.
Paco Shipp - harmonica;
Vinnie Ceisielsky, Steve Patrick - trumpet;
Barry Green - trombone;
Doug Moffet, Rock Williams - tenor sax;
Sam Levine - baritone sax.

No Saints Walkin'

Blue on Black - Suckin Out Venom

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 55:17
Size: 127,0 MB
Label: BoB Music
Styles: Blues Rock/British Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wrecking Ball - 5:18
 2. Angel On Hold - 5:23
 3. Jivin The Blues - 4:30
 4. Sleep When I'm Gone - 5:27
 5. Slow Fuse - 2:47
 6. Sweet Little Bucket Seat - 3:33
 7. Yankee Dollar - 5:43
 8. Graveyard Shift - 6:17
 9. Pacific Coast Hwy - 5:23
10. Shakespeare - 5:59
11. Unsaid - 4:52

“SUCKIN’ out VENOM” features 11 original tracks with a running time of over 55 minutes and featuring those powerful guitar licks, so long the signature sound of this "Weapons Grade, Rock/Blues band.

Suckin Out Venom

Billy Lee Janey Band - Soul Driver

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 39:33
Size: 90,9 MB
Label: Rockadrome
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. 20 Miles Bad Road - 3:27
 2. I Can Tell - 3:22
 3. Burnin' You Outta My Soul - 5:12
 4. Pop The Top - 4:12
 5. Soul Driver - 3:44
 6. Mankiller/Stratus/Sprach Zarathus - 6:31
 7. Way Down - 4:22
 8. Le Pluie Qui Tombe - 3:19
 9. Don't Let The Blues Get You Down - 5:20

BillyLee Janey — guitars, vocal;
Dan Johnson — bass;
Eric Schnell - keyboards, organ;
Skip Lowe — drums.

A crossover between blues and hard rock, marks Billy\'s return to his heavier 70s Gibson/Marshall roots after 25 years as a Fender bluesman.
The legendary Truth and Janey and Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame guitarist, BillyLee Janey, is back with his latest smokin' guitar driven blues rock album. Soul Driver, a crossover between blues and hard rock, marks Billy's return to the heavier Gibson/Marshall sound after 25 years as a Fender bluesman. It's a showcase for guitar talents that have been honed over a career in music that spans three decades and features his crafty use of the wah wah. Recorded at the award-winning Catamount studios and produced by Tom Tatman. Watch for his upcoming full throttle heavy rock album as he completes the journey home to his 70s hard rock guitar roots. On the Rockadrome label.

 Soul Driver