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среда, 29 июня 2016 г.

The Charles Hyde Band - Long Hard Road

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 49:02
Size: 112,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

 1. Miss Trouble - 4:01
 2. Blues After Midnight - 5:48
 3. Long Hard Road - 4:08
 4. Dig This - 4:22
 5. That's for Sure - 4:46
 6. Louisiana Blues - 3:22
 7. Fool No More - 4:10
 8. Rip It Up - 5:04
 9. Tore Down - 4:58
10. Shine - 8:20

Charles Hyde - Guitars, Vocals;
Scott Dixon Baker - Vocals;
Robin James Smith - Bass Guitar;
Jake Ostmann - Drums.

The Charles Hyde Band is based in Cincinnati, Ohio and consists of unique and talented musicians committed to providing an entertaining, live performance based on a variety of Rock/Blues influences. The members include Charles Hyde (guitar/vocals), Scott Dixon Baker (Lead Vocals), Robin James Smith (bass), Jake Ostmann (drums).  Please take a minute to join our mailing list and be sure to come out and see what we are all about! ~ http://www.charleshydeband.com/

Long Hard Road

Jace Everett - Red Revelations

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 46:58
Size: 108,1 MB
Label: Weston Boys Entertainmen
Styles: Country Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Possession - 3:34
 2. Burn for You - 2:37
 3. More to Life (C'mon C'mon) - 4:15
 4. The Good Life - 3:31
 5. Damned If I Do - 5:43
 6. One of Them - 3:46
 7. Permanent Thing - 3:44
 8. Little Black Dress - 4:28
 9. Lean into the Wind - 3:45
10. What It is? - 3:39
11. Slip Away - 5:07
12. Bad Things - 2:43

The title Red Revelations vaguely suggests a truth written in blood…or True Blood, which is a better fit for Jace Everett, whose career was stalled before Alan Ball picked his “Bad Things” as the theme song for HBO’s vampire soap opera True Blood. That was the swampiest song on a very good eponymous 2006 debut that spent perhaps more time than it should have catering to mainstream country radio, but three years later, he’s not only free of a major label, he has an audience that wants more of that swampy, bluesy mojo, and so he does on his third album, Red Revelations. This is his first record since True Blood, and he smartly plays to its teasingly dark rockabilly swagger and also adds the song to the middle of the album, which is fine because it fits better here than on Jace Everett. Here, Everett sheds any elements of a crossover country crooner and fashions himself as an heir of sorts to Chris Isaak's retro-rock, only he’s not as well-manicured and lacks a consuming devotion to Roy Orbison. He’s a little grittier and bluesier, not so much that Red Revelations could be mistaken for a transmission from a backwoods juke joint, but enough to give the record a bit of an authentic kick. Plus, it helps that Everett is both a good writer and has an expert ear for material, something that makes Red Revelations more than an exercise in sound; rather, it's more a cracking, late-night rock & roll record.

Red Revelations

Jace Everett - Jace Everett

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 34:13
Size: 78,9 MB
Label: Epic
Styles: Country Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Everything I Want - 3:35
 2. That's the Kind of Love I'm In - 2:57
 3. Bad Things - 2:46
 4. I Gotta Have It - 2:45
 5. Half of My Mistakes - 4:08
 6. The Other Kind - 3:29
 7. A Little Less Lonely - 2:56
 8. Gold - 3:40
 9. Nowhere in the Neighborhood - 4:01
10. Between a Father and a Son - 3:50

On his self-titled 2006 debut, Jace Everett -- a native of Indiana who moved to the Lone Star State when he was a kid -- swaggers and growls whenever he's not sincerely belting out power ballads, two traits that serve him well. His vocals are assured, and there's a sleek, muscular feel to Jace Everett that makes it one of the more testosterone-fueled contemporary country albums in recent memory, yet it often is on the verge of being too sleek. The guitars are big, the drums cavernous, and it's all wrapped up in a glossy production that doesn't have much grit to its sound --- so it's to Everett's substantial credit that he makes this album sound tougher than other records of its kind. He pours soul into his performances, which carries him through the songs that are designed for the radio, such as the opening pair of "Everything I Want" and "That's the Kind of Love I'm In." Once those two songs are through, the albums starts to get into Everett originals with the sultry rockabilly boogie of "Bad Things," which might ape Chris Isaak's "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing," but turns it into something less menacing and a little rowdier. After that, Jace Everett retains its clean, polished sound but the music gets more interesting, as he tears through the rollicking barroom anthem "I Gotta Have It" before easing into Bobby Houck and Radney Foster's bittersweet ballad "Half of My Mistakes," which all leads up to a second half comprised of original material. Musically, his tunes -- most co-written with Stephany Delray, plus a couple of other collaborators -- aren't that far removed from what came on the first half of the record, but they avoid the soaring, deliberate choruses of the professionally written opening pair and have as much earnest soul as his vocals. This is particularly true on the ballads at the end of the record where he decides to show some vulnerability on the sentimental but not saccharine nostalgia of "Nowhere in the Neighborhood" and "Between a Father and Son," where Everett's muscular vocals and direct lyrics keep these songs from seeming drippy. It also helps that Everett balances songs like these with slyly rocking songs like "A Little Less Lonely," since it helps give the record both variety and momentum, illustrating that Everett sounds as comfortable with harder country as he does with the commercial stuff. And what makes this such a thoroughly winning debut is that it walks the line between these two extremes with ease. Some may still wish that Jace Everett had a production as varied and soulful as Jace Everett the writer and musician, but there's no denying that this first album showcases a contemporary country singer and songwriter of considerable potential.

Jace Everett

вторник, 28 июня 2016 г.

Jimmie Lee Robinson - Chicago Jump

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 53:48
Size: 123,2 MB
Label: Random Chance
Styles: Chicago Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Last Night - 4:55
 2. See See Baby - 2:54
 3. Confessing' The Blues - 3:58
 4. Chicago Jump - 4:50
 5. Got To Have Some - 3:48
 6. Poison Ivy - 3:12
 7. Drifting Blues - 4:46
 8. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby - 2:54
 9. Tell Me Mama - 3:11
10. Jimmie's Jam - 3:05
11. 3 O'Clock Blues - 5:54
12. Ah'w Baby - 2:55
13. In Love With You Baby - 4:12
14. Angry Lover - 3:08

Jimmie Lee Robinson - guitar & vocals;
Rockin' Johnny Burgin - guitar;
Sho Komiya - bass;
Twist Turner - drums;
Scott Dirks - harmonica.

This is a 1995 studio recording that is now seeing its first release. Singer/guitarist Robinson backed up Little Walter in his bands in the late 1950s. A long-time friend and collaborator of Eddie Taylor, Robinson also recorded with Willie Mabon and had a young Freddie King in his early '50s group The Every Hour Blues Band. Robinson was a bridge between the raw early Chicago blues days and the more sophistocated styles of B.B. King and Charles Brown. His singing is puncuated by his unique angular and jagged guitar lines. This CD features songs that he often played on his gigs but never put in his records with Delmark and other labels. Features Rockin' Johnny, guitar; Scott Dirks, harmonica; Sho Koyama, bass; and Twist Turner, drums.

Chicago Jump

Marie Knight (feat. Larry Campbell) - Let Us Get Together

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 41:02
Size: 94,7 MB
Label: M.C. Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lord I Feel Like Goin' On - 2:27
 2. Let Us Get Together - 3:19
 3. I Belong To The Band - 3:53
 4. Samson & Delilah - 3:45
 5. I Am The Light of This World - 2:36
 6. 12 Gates - 3:28
 7. I'll Fly Away - 2:26
 8. Lord I'll Be With You - 4:36
 9. When I Die - 2:32
10. Death Don't Have No Mercy - 6:09
11. A Little More Faith - 3:02
12. You Got To Move - 2:43

Marie Knight began singing at the Oakwood Baptist Church in Newark, NJ and made some early gospel singles for Brunswick and Mercury. Starting in 1952 she gained international fame as the duet partner of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She continued recording gospel and secular music in the '60s, '70s and '80s. In 2003, MC Records recruited her to sing on A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Shout Sister Shout. Her performance was so powerful, the label offered her a contract, and this album, her first full-length in 20 years, is the happy result. Reverend Gary Davis was discovered by folkies in the '60s and celebrated as one of the last living links between ragtime, blues and gospel music. His syncopated picking style made him an acoustic guitar legend and several of his compositions, including "Samson and Delilah" and "I'll Fly Away," became folk "hits." Davis died in 1972 and is today largely unknown, even in folk circles. Hopefully, this album will bring his music back into the spotlight. Knight, not unexpectedly, concentrates on Davis' gospel tunes, and infuses them with a sanctified power. She's lost a bit of her high end over the years, but her fervent delivery remains undiminished, polished by the experience she brings to her renditions. Super picker Larry Campbell produces and backs Knight with a credible version of Davis' syncopated and highly rhythmic style of guitar picking. "When I Die," a celebration of eternal salvation, bounces brightly along with Campbell's chiming guitar and Lincoln Schleifer's bass adding to Knight's blazing rendition. "Death Don't Have No Mercy" gets a swampy blues drenched reading with Campbell playing Pops Staples-style electric guitar and Kim Wilson blowing some fine harp. Knight shines throughout, bringing the spirit of Davis to life with performances full of her ardent, funky, playful soul.

Let Us Get Together

понедельник, 27 июня 2016 г.

Rick Brannon - Lone Star Guitar

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 37:54
Size: 87,0 MB
Label: Gunslinger Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

 1. Favorite Dish - 4:06
 2. Easy on the Eyes - 5:08
 3. My girl Suzi - 4:04
 4. Blue Avenue - 4:45
 5. Send me an Angel - 3:08
 6. Wild Romance - 4:25
 7. Snake Stretcher - 4:38
 8. Blues Man - 4:11
 9. Little Texas Paradise - 3:24

Blues meets science fiction (ZZTop and BB King have lunch with Van Halen).
Growing up in Texas had a profound effect on me and my music.
Every kind of music from Country and blues, to Metal and Mariachi came over the airwaves and I soaked up most of it.
After moving to Austin and working at a rehearsal hall where local artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Johnson, Fabulous Thunderbirds,& Joe Ely honed their craft, I was able to wrap my fingers around Stevie Ray Vaughn's famous SRV guitar thus begining a magical, mystical experience of relocating to Los Angeles and to play with Tim Bogert.
After experiencing the inner workings of the music "biz" in Los Angeles, it became clear to me that I was not interested in flavor of the week music nor changing my music to fit radio's airplay format requirements.
I also observed that many "successful" artists were no happier than I, many of them less happy than I due to "buisness" deals gone bad and assorted breakdowns of communication between management and label etc...Therefore I remain perfectly happy to be a self-contained music generating entity with no creative limitations, and enjoy the fullness of making all sorts of guitar based musical experiments from science fiction to twisted country.

Lone Star Guitar

пятница, 24 июня 2016 г.

Laurence Jones - Thunder In The Sky

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 45:29
Size: 104,4 MB
Label: Proper Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bad Girl - 4:12
 2. Not Stickin' Around - 3:53
 3. Too Good - 3:29
 4. Why Do You Love Me - 3:51
 5. The Thrill Is Gone - 5:28
 6. Gotta Get Back Up - 4:07
 7. Cornered - 3:53
 8. Put A Spell On Me - 3:09
 9. Thunder In The Sky - 6:36
10. Going Down - 6:46

Laurence Jones is a new but welcome force in the world of blues rock. He and his band had a fairly busy 2012, with many dozens of live shows delivered, a big blues festival in the bag, and the recent release of his professional debut Thunder in the Sky. It’s an album that will impress while compellingly introducing one to a very interesting new name in blues.
This music is real and riveting. Jones ardently assumes his role as rock benefactor, breathing new life into the veins of dusty pretense and delivering honest, honed music that is very easy to appreciate. He does this with a resourceful steadiness that proves he knows how to guide a listener into his fold.
Jones is a man with a dangerously developed voicebox, and his band does a pitch-perfect job of backing him up. In addition to that, he’s got some serious skill on the guitar. His musical prowess blazes forth throughout Thunder in the Sky, an unstoppable meteor streaking down from the album’s raucous opener “Bad Girl” all the way to the ground-poundingly explosive finale “Going Down.”
Thunder in the Sky is a valiant effort the whole way through. The vibe varies from groovy, feel-good jams like “Not Stickin’ Around” to some all-out blistering volcano tracks like “Going Down.” The varied pacing and constant quality combine to provide a compelling invitation to get acquainted with Jones in this early (but already impressive) stage of his career.

Thunder in the Sky

Michael Terry - Too Bad...

Bitrate: 320K/s
Time: 67:16
Size: 154,0 MB
Label: Victoria Company
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Why You Wanna Scream On Me? - 4:11
 2. Blame It On My Day Job - 6:29
 3. Leavin' Missouri - 4:21
 4. Procrastination - 7:35
 5. Mama Done Paised A Fool - 3:43
 6. Here To Stay - 5:17
 7. Hard To Find My Way - 3:46
 8. She My Baby - 4:09
 9. For My Love Of You - 4:42
10. Ganktified - 4:18
11. Found Work In Texas - 3:00
12. Too Bad - 4:04
13. Takin' Names - 3:59
14. One Thing That's Changed - 3:21
15. Trampe Stampe - 4:14

15 very well written original tracks reeking of influences all over the musical spectrum, always maintaining feel, soul, passion, and a general love of what he does!!
This is my second album. The first album, Bighead Baby, was recorded in the basement so to speak. I am very proud to say this album was recorded at MusicMasters in St. Louis for an indie label called Victoria Company. All 15 tracks were written by myself, there are a few that were on the first cd, however I feel the new versions are very cool and worth the investment. I love when a song breathes new life, yet maintains enough character that it's original integrity still exsists. This album was so much fun to record. I am so grateful to have worked with producer/engineer Greg Trampe. He is such a natural, and one heck of a guy to boot.

Too Bad...

Peter Karp - The Turning Point

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 52:17
Size: 122,1 MB
Label: Back Bender Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Train O'Mine - 2:57
 2. Rolling on a Log - 4:21
 3. The Turning Point - 4:13
 4. The Nietzsche Lounge - 3:45
 5. Her and My Blues - 7:40
 6. Treat Me Right - 4:54
 7. I'm Not Giving Up - 5:34
 8. Your Prettiness - 4:13
 9. The Arson's Match - 3:28
10. Blues in Mind - 3:54
11. Till You Get Home - 3:09
12. Nobody Really Knows - 4:04

Peter Karp - vocals and guitar;
Danny Pagdon -bass;
Jim Ehinger - keyboards;
Paul Unsworth - drum, percussion
Mick Taylor spent a 15-hour session in the studio playing on Karp's second CD, "The Turning Point".

Peter Karp's wit and character are brought to life with whiskey-worn vocals and stunning live performances. As an accomplished guitarist and piano player he's a player's player but it's Karp's knack for penning songs that truly defines this prolific artist and places him in an elite class. Raised between the rural trailer parks of Southern Alabama and the swamps of North Jersey this Yankee/Rebel mutt is a master songsmith with an art for spinning true-to-life emotions, humor, and candor into tunes that hit their intended mark spot on.
Born to a writer/creative director mother and a father who, as a downed WW II bomber pilot, spent 18 months in a Nazi prison camp and later trained helicopter pilots on an Alabama Air Force base, Karp knew two distinctly contrasting worlds. In addition to being blessed with the creative traits from the maternal side and the strategic mind of a seasoned military man, Karp had help keeping his life together during a challenging youth by his Godmother, a strong African-American woman who lived with his family and served as a surrogate mother to Karp. Through this a-typical parental dynamic Peter learned the dynamics of respect and compassion and a strong grasp on the devices that make the world go 'round.
Blues Revue Magazine referred to Peter as "An underground genius…like Jackson Browne and John Prine, with a healthy dose of blues too...Karp's a soulful storyteller. The man can write." USA Today calls him "a great writer and performer whose songs are driven by verbal word play and insights into the human experience."
In his early teens Peter first demonstrated his restless and rebellious nature by running away and hitchhiking to the Jersey shore every summer. There he'd meet other kids, play pinball in the arcades and sleep on the beach while eluding the state and local police. Eventually they'd find him and ship him home. It was Peter's father who first dubbed him "Runaway" Pete.
In his late teens, Peter began his professional music career as a songwriter/keyboardist/guitarist with the critically acclaimed, seminal art-blues-punk band "They Came From Houses," a mainstay in the stable of "The Underground Music Venue" managed by former Rolling Stones/Yardbird manager Georgio Gramalski. scoring a hit on regional radio, Peter walked away from a record contract with Polygram. "Why? I didn't like the music business. End of story."
Peter abruptly left a commercially promising music career and disappeared for the next 10 years to raise a family, travel and meet people. Along the way he continued to work with some of music and film's more interesting people: Oscar-winning underground film director Emile D'Antonio, Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Tony Randall, as well as with musicians Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Johnson, Van Walls, Don Henley, Michael Brecker, Richie Havens, The Jacksons, Ric Ocasik and Jackson Brown.
Peter also became deeply interested in the rich African-American culture that has flourished for over 200 years in South Carolina's South Sea Islands . Guided by his friends the Pazant family of Beaufort, who are cultural ambassadors of the Gullah heritage and descendants of slaves, he immersed himself in learning about the Gullah and its musical roots, taking a trip into parts of the South Sea Islands where the original Geechee language is still spoken. His song Geechee Geechee Wawa is based on his experiences in South Carolina and the deep spiritualism of the people he met there.
After wandering, working and lots of musing, "Runaway" Pete decided it was time to return to the stage.
After playing solo and testing his new material at small NJ clubs, Peter quickly he scored some national attention when his song, "These Are the Moments," was used by JVC as the theme for a national television campaign. In 2000 he released a live CD "Live at the American Roadhouse." In 2002 he released his second CD "Roadshow," and followed that success with 2004's "The Turning Point," featuring former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor who joined Peter for a 10-show, sold-out North Atlantic tour. In January 2007 Karp signed a recording deal with Blind Pig Records for the release of "Shadows & Cracks' which will be his first nationally and internationally distributed release.
Karp's unique rootsy Americana blues sound is rapidly attracting the notice of fans, musicians and media both here and abroad. With the release of "Shadows & Cracks" that will certainly continue. Said Karp of the signing, "Blind Pig has great ears...Got good vision too. They heard my songs and knew what to do with 'em. They're also pretty smart. Quote Shakespeare and Muddy Waters in the same conversation. I'm at home here."

The Turning Point

Beverly Jo Scott - Planet Janis

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 74:25
Size: 171,7 MB
Label: DMP
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Summertime - 6:51
 2. Mercedes Benz - 3:44
 3. Misery'n - 5:16
 4. Women Is Losers - 2:48
 5. Piece Of My Heart - 6:09
 6. Me & Robbie Mcgee - 4:38
 7. Feat.Paul Personne - I Need A Man To Love - 8:19
 8. Feat.Slim Batteux - Just Like A Woman - 5:01
 9. Try Just A Little Bit Harder - 4:59
10. Kozmic Blues - 5:52
11. Cigarrettes & Coffee - 6:56
12. Tell Mama - 4:11
13. Move Over - 4:38
14. The Man I Love - 4:57

Beverly Jo Scott (born May 15, 1959), also known as B. J. Scott, is an American-born singer-songwriter living in Brussels, Belgium
Born in Deer Park, Alabama, Beverly Jo Scott grew up nearby in Bay Minette, where, as a teen, she began singing.
She moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, then to California and, ultimately, in 1982, to Europe after a trip to Brussels, Belgium, resulted in her living there. In Europe, she has regularly performed in France and Germany at festivals and large music halls. She has been developing Planet Janis, a tribute show to the late Janis Joplin. Another project she's developed is "Swamp Cabaret," a one-woman multimedia show focusing on the Gulf Coast.
In June 2011, after living 30 years abroad, Scott performed in her home state at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile, Alabama, as part of a "Live at Space" concert series.
In September 2011, Chickfest's featured artists included Scott, who Press-Register Entertainment described as building "a thriving career in Belgium over the last three decades, but maintains a legion of fans back home, thanks to the earthy passion of her music."

Planet Janis

Murali Coryell - Sugar Lips

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 49:11
Size: 114,3 MB
Label: Murali's Music Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blame It On Me - 3:04
 2. What You Gonna Do About Me - 4:51
 3. Closer To You Baby - 3:31
 4. Mother's Day - 5:35
 5. What Works On You - 3:29
 6. Sugar Lips - 4:02
 7. I Could've Had You - 4:08
 8. Still Rockin' - 3:00
 9. Minor Funk - 4:03
10. I Still Do - 4:43
11. Music Sets You Free - 3:07
12. Where Is The Spirit - 5:34

Murali Coryell is the son of Texas-born jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell, but at heart, he's an old-school rock & roller. Playing Fender Stratocaster or Telecaster electric guitars, the younger Coryell likes to play lean and mean; though his voice is good, it's not particularly distinctive, but a work in progress. He also has a soft spot in his heart for authentic blues, boogie, and the occasional reflective soul song. Father Larry shows up on several of these selections, as does Joe Louis Walker, and in tandem with drummer/co-songwriter Tom Hambridge, keyboardist Reese Wynans, and bassist Steve Mackey, Murali thoroughly enjoys tearing it up on this set of all originals. One song in particular is emotionally riveting: "Mother's Day" is an acoustic guitar feature with both Coryells, and is dedicated to Julie Coryell, who passed away in 2009 on this intended celebratory, but instead, memorial day. Otherwise, the pronounced boogie school of rock is heard during "Blame It on Me" with a small horn section, and in the John Lee Hooker style for the title track. More in the electric blues vein, "I Still Do" with Walker has that classic Chicago feeling, while "Minor Funk" has Walker singing with Murali and has hot potential. Most of the music is more funky than 12-bar, with "What You Gonna Do About Me?" done in contemporary Robert Cray fashion, while "I Could've Had You" combines acoustic and Stratocaster in a thoughtful mood, and "Closer to You Baby" is played in a pop vein a la the Doobie Brothers. The retro "Still Rockin'" is straight out of Chuck Berry's bag, bringing it all back home. With his background, Murali Coryell can't help but be diverse and try different things, while staying true to his roots and his dad's get-down attitude. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

Sugar Lips

Christian Collin - American Art

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 49:22
Size: 116,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Day to Day - 4:52
 2. All I Need Is You - 5:01
 3. Call Me - 3:54
 4. Satisfaction Guaranteed - 4:30
 5. Oh My (How Life Passes Us By) - 4:19
 6. Johnny - 3:21
 7. Cold Hard World - 5:23
 8. Don't Tread On Me - 2:54
 9. A Feeling So Strong - 5:07
10. Way Past Midnight - 5:16
11. The Fire Still Burns - 4:40

The first time I heard singer-songwriter Christian Collin, I had the privilege to review an album of his back when I wrote for Big City Rhythm & Blues.  As I recall he had been with a band called Molasses but had recently gone solo with his own brand of no-holes-barred electric blues.  It was majestic and contained all the power and glory you want with first class blues rock.  But there was more to it as well.  This must have been at least 10 years ago.  The first time I saw him perform was at a special blues event about five years ago.  His performance was far and away the best of the evening.  Because it was a blues event, Christian pretty much stuck to the blues, but he has much more in his arsenal as well. I sensed he might have been holding back a bit.
I could not help but hear in his work a certain affinity for the work of the great Johnny Winter.  Since then Collin has branched out into more of a full bore American Music experience, not just the blues.  His new release, American Art, is a real achievement that illustrates the point that this music is still alive and well–and growing.  In 11 new tracks of original music, Christian Collin shows himself to be a major force to be reckoned with.  His time has come.
Americana, American Music, he’s earned the right to be well within in that tradition.  But I like to call it rock ‘n’ roll.  If that term works for acts as varied as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Government Mule, Johny Winter And, and Robin Trower, just to scratch the surface, I’ll include Christian Collin in that same pantheon. Track 3, “Call Me,” is a case and point.  Short and sweet, it has all the character of a Chuck Berry tune from his hey day, complete with a Berry-inspired classic guitar break.  But the next track, “Satisfaction Guaranteed,” is pure funk with all the brass that style of music requires.  Think gritty tenor sax, trumpet and alto sax, and solid charts with room for full expression.  It has the tightness of James Brown and the broad appeal of, lets say, the Average White Band or Tower of Power.
There’s a traveling wander lust to many of the tunes.  Track 10, “Way Past Midnight” rocks with a quieter and more contemplative sensibility to it that is not unlike an up-tempo Eric Clapton ballad.  The final track, “The Fire Still Burns,” has a traditional piano playful quaintness to it, that belies the depth of the lyrics.  This is no moon in June music.  It’s filled with the self-reflection you get with a mature artist.  Collin is around 40 and has enough experience under his belt to create 11 meaningful songs. You even get all the lyrics contained in a elegant package with immaculate artwork.  What you get is big life issues, a full heart, and great singing and guitar playing, without a shred of the didactic to weigh it down. It is all universal stuff that will appeal to anybody with discriminating taste who refuses to settle for the ordinary. — George Seedorff

American Art

Muskee - Cut de Luxe

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 30:06
Size: 71,0 MB
Label: Harbour Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Lisring:
 1. Brother Booze - 4:40
 2. Help Me - 4:28
 3. Blue Interlude - 0:53
 4. Sleepin' Dog - 3:12
 5. Broken Wings - 4:08
 6. Hit Rough - 4:13
 7. Tough On Me - 3:46
 8. Window Of My Eyes '91 - 4:43

Harry "Cuby" Muskee (Assen, 10 juni 1941) is de zanger van de samen met Eelco Gelling opgerichte bluesband Cuby + Blizzards. Na het uiteenvallen van Cuby + Blizzards toerde hij rond met formaties als Red White 'n Blue, de Harry Muskee Band, de Muskee Gang en Muskee. In 1991 verscheen het album "Cut the luxe", opgenomen in de studio van Jannes Meijer in Roderwolde. Een sobere productie, Van John Mayall werd het nummer "Broken wings" opgenomen. Door Mayall in 1967 op het album "The blues alone" gezet. Juist in die periode was Mayall regelmatig te gast bij Harry Muskee in Grollo.

Cut de Luxe

Dan Zanes - Cool Down Time

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 39:55
Size: 92,4 MB
Label: Private
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing^
 1. Tested - 4:15
 2. No Sky - 5:27
 3. Rough Spot - 3:04
 4. Cruel Cold Feeling - 3:38
 5. Darkness Before Dawn - 3:40
 6. Little Blue Suit - 2:55
 7. All Time Girl - 3:07
 8. No Sense Of Time - 3:10
 9. If You Live - 2:32
10. Carelessly - 3:06
11. Tic Tac - 2:19
12. Treasures Of Love - 2:38

It was a sad day for roots rock and Americana when the Del Fuegos called it quits in 1990, but all was not lost. Singer Dan Zanes went solo in the 1990s, and this 1995 release was his first album on his own. Cool Down Time isn't a radical departure from Zanes' work with the Del Fuegos; roots rock and Americana are still the Bostonian's focus, and he continues to lace some of his songs with blues and a touch of R&B -- not R&B as in urban contemporary, but R&B as in classic 1960s soul. Nonetheless, Cool Down Time is a rock album first and foremost, and none of its tracks stood a chance of being played on black R&B stations in 1995. For that matter, they probably wouldn't have been played on black stations in the 1960s -- the 1960s R&B stations that felt the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix were too rock-oriented for their purposes (even though both were R&B-influenced) would have said the same thing about Zanes. They would have said, "This is basically rock, and we don't play rock." But then, Zanes wasn't going after R&B stations with this release. His audience is a roots rock/Americana audience, although it's a roots rock/Americana audience that doesn't mind a dash of soul seasoning being added to the mix. Cool Down Time isn't quite in a class with the Del Fuegos' best albums, but it's a respectable, decent solo debut -- and it demonstrates that Zanes can get along nicely without his former band.

Cool Down Time

четверг, 23 июня 2016 г.

Bob Hart - Blue To The Bone

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 53:27
Size: 124,3 MB
Label: Blues Avenue Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Take the Money and Run - 4:29
 2. The Way You Love the Night - 4:13
 3. Asstified - 5:04
 4. Choose the Blues - 4:49
 5. Blue to the Bone - 3:14
 6. Have You Got My Back? - 5:21
 7. Lovin You Is All My Heart Can Do - 4:38
 8. 24/7 Blues - 4:59
 9. Listen to Your Heart - 5:17
10. Whisper - 6:21
11. Another Lonely Night - 4:55

Sizzlin'stew of smokin'blues-kick ass rock-a taste of latin jazz & a flashback of 60's psychedelia.
Bob Hart’s singing and songwriting on his debut CD,”BLUE TO THE BONE” is much like the man himself-fresh, bold and powerful. It’s a smokin’ mix of bluesy, kick ass rock and roll with a taste of latin and even a flashback of 60’s psychedelia. Bob easily slides from one musical genre to the next. He’s as much at home wailing the gospel shouts of ‘HAVE YOU GOT MY BACK?” as he is on the psychedelic tinged view of an afterlife on “WHISPER”. Having lived all over the world as an ARMY brat its no wonder he draws on so many different influences. Going to high school in France and Germany he was introduced to the blues masters such as Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters by English bands like the Stones. He first heard Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” in a French cafe juke box and bummed money from his dad to play it over and over. He even experienced The Beatles as a European teen did. He never experienced the Ed Sullivan hysteria although he enjoyed their music and harmonies. He grooved to Aretha and the 4 Tops, Temptations,The Miracles and Otis on the Armed Forces Radio network and listened to the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Traffic, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield & The Yardbirds on Radio Luxemburg and Radio Caroline[pirate radio stations] in the wee hours.
He was born in Louisiana and returned to the South to begin playing professionally in 1970 basing out of Huntsville Alabama after wasting a year at UT [Knoxville] majoring in partying! It was at UT that Bob first heard the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND and like millions of others around the world they became a huge infuence. Playing took him all over the country mostly in the South. Over the next few years bands he was in opened up for The Marshall Tucker Band, Brownsville Station. Bachman Turner Overdrive, Golden Earring,Wet Willie, Head East and The Atlanta Rhythm Section. Moving to Nashville Bob formed Buckeye with longtime friend and bandmate Mike Smoot[bass] and Tommy Crain[guitar, later of CDB fame]) Buckeye opened up the first 2 of Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jams.They were the only group to open the Jams- over the next 20+ years Charlie's band came out first and was joined by their guests. He began recording in Muscle Shoals with Pete Carr, guitarist for the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. The bonus cut on the CD was recorded in the late 70’s at Broadway Sound Studio- on the same floor where Percy Sledge crooned “WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN” This previously unreleased gem, “ANOTHER LONELY NIGHT” was included as a memorial tribute to ace guitarist and former bandmate, the late Ray Brand. It features the band Buckeye with the Muscle Shoals Horns and a searing signature solo by Ray. The cut is as hot today as when it was laid down in ’78.
Whether it the straight ahead rock grooves of “Take the Money and Run” & “Choose the Blues” or the southern rock slinky slide work on “ASSTIFIED” Bob and his merry band of monster pickers (JOHNNY GARCIA-JOHNNY NEEL –NIOSHI JACKSON & MIKE SMOOT] make it all work. From the latin rock flavor of ‘LOVIN YOU IS ALL MY HEART CAN DO” they take a side trip on the funky side with the horn filled “LISTEN TO YOUR HEART” a nod towards two of Bob’s favorite influences- Paul Butterfield's Better Days and Little Feat.
In the end, BLUE TO THE BONE is NOT a blues record although the title cut and “THE WAY YOU LOVE THE NIGHT” are excellent examples of the bluesy side of this multifaceted singer/songwriter. It sounds like it will be impossible to pin Bob down to one musical genre and that’s a good thing. This CD ROCKS -IT ROLLS –IT DANCES !
It harkens back to the days when making a record was more about capturing what the artist was doing and feeling at the time and less about what bag marketers could stick him in. Dick Clark and his Bandstand kids would love it because regardless of the style all the tunes on this record have the “dance” running throughout. Pick up a copy of ‘BLUE TO THE BONE” & wrap your ears around it. Then go catch him live. Trust me -you won’t be disappointed.

Blue To The Bone

Bennett Harris - Ragged & Dirty

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 51:53
Size: 119,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Acoustic Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. On a Monday - 2:35
 2. Jiving Woman Blues - 2:38
 3. Captain, Captain - 3:13
 4. Ragged & Dirty - 4:44
 5. The New Memphis Blues - 3:59
 6. You've Been a Good Old Wagon - 3:43
 7. When the Levee Breaks - 4:08
 8. Built for Comfort - 4:14
 9. It Ain't Necessarily So - 3:53
10. That'll Never Happen - 3:39
11. Fool's Paradise - 4:15
12. Sitting on top of the World - 3:26
13. Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me - 3:06
14. Down in the Bottom - 4:14

Vivid, fast-paced, and lively contemporary take on traditional American acoustic blues music—true to the spirit of its origins, but rendered with a modern, zestful energy.
Bennett Harris will knock your socks off with his traditional American fingerpicking guitar blues. He has mastered the old-time method, but this recording is surely no dusty museum relic...The performances are imaginative, passionate, lively, deeply felt, and vividly rendered. Alongside tunes by classic blues artists such as Leadbelly, Bessie Smith, Blind Boy Fuller, etc., Bennett also performs his own original tunes within the idiom.
Where did a NYC kid learn old-timey blues? Although it's the historical foundation of the 60s rock music Bennett was immersed in growing up, getting to the original sources took a little elbow grease. Inspired by Jorma Kaukonen's fancy fingerpicking with early Hot Tuna, Bennett eventually found a guitar tutor in local bluesman Ian Buchanan. Ian had learned the ragtime Piedmont picking style directly from Rev.Gary Davis.(They all lived in Queens County!) Coincidentally, Ian had also been the oracle who taught Jorma this same picking technique years earlier, while they were college roommates in Ohio. It was seeing John Hammond perform up-close on MacDougal Street, wailing on National steel slide guitar and harmonica, that pushed Bennett to add those gritty blues tools to his own arsenal. He subsequently spent a great deal of time wood-shedding slide on National steel and self-accompanying harmonica.
"Ragged & Dirty" combines various blues elements, expanding on traditional sounds with the addition of Gary Brooks on bass, drummer Eric Halvorson, Richard Barbera on a jazzy fiddle, George Christ on harmonica, Tim Ouimette on brass, George Bitzer on piano...masterful musicians all. Cecilia Kirtland and Cliff Hackford make cameo appearances. This masterful recording--engineered by Mike Nugent and mixmaster Michael Speranza--presents a rich musical environment, full of good spirit and imaginative instrumental interplay. And it's great fun!

Ragged & Dirty

Bad News Blues Band - Cruisin' For A Bluesin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 48:17
Size: 110,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Austin Bound - 3:22
 2. Ice Cold - 3:47
 3. You Don't Love Me - 4:09
 4. Stupid - 3:57
 5. Good Woman Gone Bad - 3:38
 6. Need That Woman - 3:16
 7. Nowhere Baby - 3:21
 8. Tall Skinny Mama - 3:24
 9. Tale of J. Walker - 3:52
10. Ada (Johnny's Blues) - 6:24
11. Love is Blind - 3:31
12. Green Jello Gumbo - 3:58
13. Twinkle - 1:32

The Bad News Blues Band's debut CD. Featured on The House Of Blues Radio Hour. A funky mix of blues and tounge in cheek storytelling.
The internationally -acclaimed Bad News Blues Band is considered one of the best on the blues circuit today. They're also known to, at any moment, take a song off-stage to weave through the audience, boogie down on the dance floor, strut along the top of the bar, or carry the tune out the back door, across the street and around the block. Popular performers all, they deliver award-winning original material and standards in high-energy, crowd-pleasing shows every time. Some of the band's favorite performances have been at the Silver City Blues Festival, Mountain of Blues Festival, Mexico City, Tucson Blues Festival and double handfuls of western, midwestern and eastcoast club dates. In November 1999 the band also began touring with Texas blues legend Long John Hunter. In December of 2000, the band finished a five week tour of Turkey, Romania, and Russia."BNBB is Tucson's essential purveyors of electric blues " -Arizona Daily Star; the "#1 blues band!" - Mimbres Region Arts Council; "from the hard-hitting horns to the smoking-hot rhythm section, this band is 'indeed bad'!"

Cruisin' For A Bluesin'

Beto Lovato - The Color Of Blood

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 52:43
Size: 123,7 MB
Label: Shattered Music
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Can't Stop -  3:14
 2. Linda Negra Tejana -  4:23
 3. Ain't Gonna Fall - 10:19
 4. If I Could See Your Eyes -  4:37
 5. The Last Time -  4:41
 6. Hot Tamale -  4:34
 7. El Color de Sangre -  9:20
 8. Mouth Full of Lies -  3:43
 9. Whiskey, Pain and Heartache -  4:46
10. El Pobre -  3:02

An excellent guitarist with Latin influences, Beto Lovato released "The Color of Blood" through Shattered Music in 1995 and shines with his mixture of electric modern blues and Spanish influences. Lovato sings to a wide audience on "The Color of Blood," alternating the between vocals in English and Spanish on different tracks.

The Color Of Blood

Max Meazza & Pueblo - In Cold Blood

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 44:41
Size: 105,6 MB
Label: Dasolation Angels Records
Styles: Blues/Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bad Rain - 3:19
 2. Jimmy Valentine Blues - 5:49
 3. Burning Fire - 4:51
 4. In Cold Blood - 4:42
 5. Black And White Generation - 5:30
 6. Bluesman - 2:26
 7. Bottle Of  J & B - 3:53
 8. Live Fast Die Young - 3:31
 9. Mama's Right - 6:01
10. Good Man Down - 4:39

After "Race Against Destiny" featuring the australian guitar hero Rob Tognoni who played in Europe with Max now the brand new album featuring Tony O'Malley ( Arrival,Kokomo,10 CC) and Frank Collins ( Bryan Ferry, Bob Dylan). His first record experience started with a productions company called Strum as one of the three members of the band Pueblo. His first musical audition took place at the Apple, in Savile Row, in London. Later on they obtained their first contract with Polygram, the band recorded their first single, Mariposa, on Polydor label with LaBionda Bros.' production.
The song met with public and critic success . An album,bearing the name of the band and published by Polydor and Ariola ,soon followed. Max wrote about three quarters of the band's music and words.in that period the Pueblo played with Le Orme touring Italy and soon afterwards they published Song girl another single. Later on they recorded their last single Long knife Jackson . Afterwards Max felt the need of continuing on his own and he set about his work. The Pueblo broke up while Max went to Munich in order to record a single still published by Ariola produced by LaBionda. However Max's ideas diverged from his producers,so he decided to realize his first solo album which was published by Appaloosa with the title Shaving the car.
The following year with the collaboration of the american singer Skip Battin (Byrds,New Riders of Purple Sage and Flying Burrito Brothers), Max himself produced a new album Personal exile. In October 1984 his third album, entitled Better late than never came out. Two years later the album Nightime call was published, with many jazz artists like Tiziana Ghiglioni, Paolo Fresu, the first with the label Solid Air. More than three years went by before a new work, entitled Only angels have wings, published by Solid Air as a cd only. It contains 15 songs including his best hits besides some new songs and umpublished versions. In the end of 1993, Solid Air published his new album (cd only) entitled Summer of 71. During 1999 he recorded a new work, after so many years, with Pueblo called The Big Thunder (Solid Air/I.R.D.). A new album came out in 2000 titled Fundamental, a collection with two new songs. The next year follows a mini cd called " Unplugged recordings" with four songs recorded live in studio in 1985 At the end of 2006 Desolation Angels publish a new cd called " West Coast Hotel". The album has a warm welcome in Usa and Japan. Max with the help with the friend guitarist Lucio Bardi (Francesco De Gregori) is back on the stage again playing live with a new band. During the 2009 Universal publish on cd the remastered songs recorded by Pueblo for the Polydor label including the original L.P. "Pueblo" and the singles like "Mariposa" , "Song Girl", "Long Knife Jackson". A new cd comes out in 2010 "Race Against Destiny" by the name of Max Meazza & Pueblo featuring the australian rock blues guitar hero Rob Tognoni in the cover of "Down and Dirty" and the jazz guitarist Gigi Cifarelli on " Solid Air" written by John Martyn.

In Cold Blood

воскресенье, 19 июня 2016 г.

Mike Farris And The Cumberland Saints - The Night The Cumberland Came Alive

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 25:51
Size: 59,7 MB
Label: Entertainment One
Styles: Gospel Blues / Roots / Christian
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Night The Cumberland Came Alive - 3:57
 2. Wrapped Up, Tangled Up - 7:01
 3. Down On Me - 3:45
 4. Dear Lazarus - 4:48
 5. Mother Earth - 2:40
 6. Don't Let The Sun Go Down - 3:38

Americana/Gospel artist Mike Farris announces the eOne Entertainment release of Mike Farris and the Cumberland Saints' The Night The Cumberland Came Alive. Available October 26, this six-song EP commemorates and celebrates the rebirth of Nashville, a city and its surrounding communities that were affected by the floods that hit middle Tennessee in May. The project was recorded just weeks after the flood, as the people of middle Tennessee regained their civic pride and quickly rallied to help their neighbors and rebuild. The Night The Cumberland Came Alive features an all-star cast of musicians including: Sam Bush, Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart), Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show), Byron House (Robert Plant), as well as Ann, Regina and Alfreda McCrary (The McCrary Sisters), Derrek Phillips and Eric Holt from Farris’ own Roseland Rhythm Revue. “Deeply rooted in Gospel, soul and blues traditions, Mike's performances are an awesome 'lift your hands up, stomp your feet, give it your all' tent-revival experience like I’ve never seen," states Bob Morrison, VP of Christian Music at eOne. "We’re so excited to be part of Mike’s journey, and he gives so much through his music and at the same time gives back to his community, which makes the journey together so much more rewarding.”
The Night The Cumberland Came Alive is the first of Farris’ Rose Memorial Fund projects, which is an ongoing charitable outreach in memory of his long-time manager and friend, Rose McGathy. Farris rolls out a decidedly pre-war Americana sound, while delivering a hopeful message of restoration.
“Stylistically, pre-war American music has long been a passion of mine,” Farris says of the project. “Before the flood, we’d been searching for songs that would evoke the struggle and the victory of the working class, a sound rising up out of flesh and bone, of spit and spirit. But then, as a city, we were hit square in the gut by this unbelievable flood. And that sound meshed with the spirit of resurrection we saw rise up all over this area. When we gathered in that historic church to lay it all down, what happened was beyond our imaginations.”
The title track’s lyrics deal directly with the flood and Farris, along with Ketch Secor, penned “Dear Lazarus” just days before the recording. According to Farris, “Playing these songs—sight unseen, without so much as a lead sheet—and with such a dream team of musicians was the thrill of a lifetime. You can hear the passion. You can feel the love in the room. And I’m thrilled to release it to help this community get back on its feet.”
This release comes hot off the heels of Farris’ recent GMA Dove Award for Best Traditional Gospel album of the year for 2009’s SHOUT! Live, a sweat-drenched document of his Sunday Night Shout residency dates at Nashville's legendary Station Inn. The Night The Cumberland Came Alive is also a continuation of the musical and spiritual journey that Farris began with his 2007 release, Salvation In Lights, which contributed to him receiving the 2008 Americana Music Association’s New & Emerging Artist of the Year award.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The Night The Cumberland Came Alive will benefit Nashville's Downtown Presbyterian Church’s ministry for the homeless. This is quite fitting as the EP was recorded in less than a day at that historic building. Mike Farris plans on performing select dates to showcase the material on the EP, in addition to performing monthly with The Roseland Rhythm Revue as part of his Sunday Night Shout residency this fall at the Station Inn.

The Night the Cumberland Came Alive

Mike Farris - Shine For All The People

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 42:50
Size: 98,6 MB
Label: Compass Records
Styles: Gospel Blues / Christian
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. River Jordan - 4:23
 2. Jonah & The Whale - 3:16
 3. Sparrow - 4:17
 4. Mercy Now - 4:50
 5. Real Fine Day - 3:56
 6. The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow - 4:31
 7. Power Of Love - 4:36
 8. Something Keeps Telling Me - 5:46
 9. How It Feels To Be Free - 3:11
10. This Little Light - 4:00

This long-awaited follow up to 2007 s critically acclaimed SALVATION IN LIGHTS includes both original material and Farris' trademark interpretations of traditional gospel steeped in the influence of rock, vintage Memphis soul and the swagger of New Orleans.
Farris musical vision has coalesced into a sound that, at once, harkens back to early soul records yet emerges completely fresh with this new studio record. The album s 10 tracks are saturated with horns, B3, and gospel backing vocals, but Farris is the star here, as his voice is one of the greatest of our time while staking his claim as sole proprietor of a musical style uniquely his own.
SHINE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE opens with River Jordan, an almost cubano, horn-punctuated groove, driven by Farris soaring vocals that form a surprising link between Havana and Hattiesburg. Two Farris originals, Power of Love and Real Fine Day, convey the album s uplifting message of survival and gratitude. The New Orleans-infused Sparrow takes a side trip to Preservation Hall, and the achingly poignant Mercy Now, from the pen of singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier as delivered by Farris stands tall as a plea of forgiveness for all mankind. This album bears witness to the determination of putting one foot in front of the other and to the power of music to get you there. I've discovered that falling is a divine thing, Mike adds. It s part and parcel of being human. The important thing is to keep the faith, get up and go on.

Shine For All The People

пятница, 17 июня 2016 г.

Fast Freddy Sims and Blue Point of View - I'm Gonna Move to An Island Paradise

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 61:15
Size: 143,0 MB
Label: Blue Plumeria
Styles: West Coast Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Move to An Island Paradise - 3:29
 2. Hot Lahiana Beach - 4:01
 3. Rainin' On Hana - 3:51
 4. Blues Go Away - 4:47
 5. Sittin' On a Beach In Maui - 5:04
 6. Kansas City/Honolulu - 3:12
 7. Lights Reflect On the Water - 7:09
 8. You Brightin' It Up - 3:42
 9. The Blues Is Comin' - 4:38
10. Hula Hula - 3:49
11. Flowers With Legs - 3:38
12. God's Gift to Mankind - 4:08
13. Leavin' the Palace - 6:35
14. Glitter Wasp - 3:04

This CD is a result of Fast Freddy's last 40 some years playing blues. Chicago, West Coast style, and his move to an Island Paradise, mixing his brand of blues with the magic of Maui.  Fast has completed this work with one of the best lineups of musicians currently performing on many stages around the world. Line up of musicians: Don Preston, Steve Freund, Jules Broussard, Paul Rivelli, Roscoe Gallo, and Steve Evans

I'm Gonna Move to an Island Paradise

Blue Henry - Old Too Soon

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 45:00
Size: 104,0 MB
Label: Indian Creeke
Styles: Blues/Americana
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tension - 4:22
 2. Ghosts - 4:22
 3. Irish Royalty - 6:00
 4. Whispers - 4:24
 5. Can't Get to Heaven - 4:01
 6. Old Too Soon - 4:37
 7. Hallelujah - 3:35
 8. I'll See You There - 4:51
 9. Need You to Believe - 4:01
10. Dangerous - 4:43

"Old Too Soon" features all original songs from veteran Iowa musicians Dave Bader, Mark Nicolay, Tom Giblin, Tom Erger and Scott Larsens that harkens back to early 70's earthy releases the songs cover love longing, love disasters, love adventures and love found.

Old Too Soon

вторник, 14 июня 2016 г.

Vala Cupp - One Thing On My Mind

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1990
Time: 34:53
Size: 81,3 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.

One Thing On My Mind

Dale Thompson and The Kentucky Cadillacs - Testimony

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 40:58
Size: 93,8 MB
Label: Organic Records
Styles: Blues/Roots
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Better Watch What You Say - 4:00
 2. Hand Me Down Religion - 3:40
 3. Business As Usual - 3:58
 4. Don't You Judge The Preacher - 5:05
 5. Road Less Traveled - 4:38
 6. Who'll Bell The Cat - 5:47
 7. One Man's Opinion - 3:30
 8. Ain't No Devil - 4:09
 9. Ain't Done Me No Wrong - 3:42
10. If I Plant A Tree - 2:25

In which the Bride frontman indulges solo passion to push the boat out into previously uncharted musical waters, taking a Southern American sound which ends up being a cross between Creedence Clearwater Revival and Little Feat. Dale gets a chance to come on with that old blues singer soulful yawp of a vocal, especially on "Ain't Done Me No Wrong" with its fluid groove and jazzy piano licks. Generally all of this works rather nicely and along the way we get the huge horn sound on "Better Watch What You Say" and the suitably downhome gospel blues of "Old Time Religion". One highlight is all the sax soloing at the end of the brilliant swampy "Business As Usual". Just great! "Don't You Judge The Preacher" has a wonderful old fashioned R&B soul feel with plenty of organ and horn stabs to get the pot cookin'. There are plenty of shades of blue here from the magnificent and enigmatically titled "Who'll Bell The Cat" and the suitably strolling blues vibe of "Road Less Travelled". There's a humorous moment on the live version of  "One Man's Opinion" recorded live in a park with interruptions from a passing plane!! Can a white man sing the blues? In Dale's case, the answer has to be.almost!