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суббота, 30 июля 2016 г.

Tramline - Somewhere Down The Line

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1968
Time: 40:04
Size: 92,1 MB
Label: Repertoire
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Harpoon Man - 4:05
 2. National Blues - 3:26
 3. Sorry Sorry - 9:01
 4. Look Over Yonder Wall - 4:39
 5. Rock And Roll Woman - 4:02
 6. Somewhere Down The Line - 3:35
 7. Mazurka - 2:46
 8. Statesborough Blues - 3:37
 9. Killing Floor - 4:50

‘Somewhere Down The Line’ is the first of two albums by a group that was a contemporary of fellow Island Records’ signing Free and created a similarly, powerful blues sound. Tramline was formed in 1968 and featured Micky Moody, a dynamic guitarist who later found fame with Whitesnake. This CD has nine sizzling performances by the promising young group, including original material and driving ‘covers’ of songs like Buffalo Springfield’s ‘Rock And Roll Woman’ and the Howlin’ Wolf classic ‘Killing Floor’. Micky Moody looks back on his early adventures with Tramline in an exclusive new interview with Repertoire’s Chris Welch for the informative CD liner notes. Says Micky: “On the blues tunes we sounded like 60 year old black guys from the Mississippi, which is odd when you’re only 17 and from North Yorkshire!”

Somewhere Down The Line

Arkansas & The River Bandits - Arkansas & The River Bandits

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 42:09
Size: 97,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Swamp Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Raw Dog - 3:05
 2. Mama Always Said - 2:49
 3. Carry my Load - 3:17
 4. Can't Stop, no no - 4:46
 5. Everybody - 4:52
 6. Bidness - 6:13
 7. Hunted - 4:00
 8. Destination unknown - 3:59
 9. Just Believe - 4:15
10. Summertime - 4:49

Michael Thomas (aka Arkansas) moved to the Pacific Northwest from Little Rock, Arkansas about ten years ago. Playing open mics around the area, Ark refined his unique sound, mixing swamp rock with soulful southern singing. Josh Street and Ian Hernandez joined him to create a power trio in 2010, and we recently added Dan Herhold on guitar to fill out our sound. We know the sound is good and needs to be heard! So from there, here we are, sit back and relax until you can't help but dance, and enjoy!


Andre Williams Chicago Blues & Rhythm Band (with The El Dorados) - Fat Back & Corn Liquor

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 65:00
Size: 150,6 MB
Styles: Detroit Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Put A Chain On It - 5:05
 2. I'm So High - 5:40
 3. The Bells - 4:57
 4. Fat Back & Corn Liquor - 2:23
 5. Jail Bait - 4:23
 6. Gin - 5:28
 7. Daddy Rolloing Stone - 3:54
 8. Mother Fuyer - 2:33
 9. Riot In Cell Block #9 - 4:56
10. Lemon Squeezin' Daddy - 2:52
11. Abe Lincoln Blues - 3:52
12. I Ain't Superstitious - 5:01
13. Down Home Girllemon Squeezin' Daddy - 5:42
14. Who Do You Love - 8:08

Andre Williams, the man who was rappin' three decades before they had a name for it, is back after a much too long sabbatical with the kind of comeback album that would do any R&B legend proud. With a tight little band and the El Dorados providing crackerjack support, producer George Paulus has managed to restoke some of the fires that burned so brightly on a spate of brilliant, creative singles for Fortune and Checker in the '50s and '60s. The big plus here is that Williams can still deliver that deadpan badass turn of the phrase better than anybody. While the recuts here of his old Fortune classics like "Jail Bait" may be ill-advised (to quote Rocky, the Flying Squirrel, "That trick never works!"), there's just so much great stuff on this biscuit that it's a minor niggling point at best. By far and away, the best track on here is one simply titled "Gin." Recalling one of his legendary Fortune sides, "Please Pass the Biscuits," without Xeroxing it, this is four-minutes-plus of Williams at his nutzo best. A winner.

Fat Back & Corn Liquor

Randy "Bluesman" Hock...& Friends - Giving It Back

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 42:05
Size: 97,4 MB
Label: Flicknife Records
Styles: Electric Blues/Rockin Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Grey Boy - 3:21
 2. Get It Together - 2:16
 3. I Aint Bad - 3:39
 4. Natalie - 3:02
 5. Evil Ellie Mae - 3:34
 6. Living The Life Of The Blues - 2:41
 7. Race Day Time - 2:29
 8. Rambling Gambling Man - 4:01
 9. The Texas Holdem Blues - 3:54
10. Honky Tonk Rhythm - 2:33
11. Ok, Just Aint Good Enough - 6:43
12. Give It Back - 3:45

We are Releasing The New Album in England World wide on July 29th-You will be able to get Digital Albums and Downloads then--Until Then You can get CD's at a Discount with NO Shipping added at: www.randybluesmanhock.com

Giving It Back

Ash Grunwald - Gargantua

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 37:34
Size: 87,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Heavy Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Last Stand - 3:21
 2. Breakout - 3:50
 3. Acting Cool - 4:23
 4. Walking - 2:58
 5. Crazy - 3:43
 6. Black And Blue - 4:16
 7. Raw - 3:33
 8. Skywriter - 3:25
 9. Mojo - 3:23
10. Smokestack Lightning - 4:37

Melbourne blues musician Ash Grunwald has released his full length album Garagantua. The album sees him pair up with The Living End’s upright bassist Scott Owen and drummer Andy Scrachan, after the release of their cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.”
The album starts off with “The Last Stand”, which was intended to be used in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film of the same name. However that didn’t eventuate, and the track is about the health problems in Tara, South Western Queensland. The combination of catchy, passionate lyrics and the loud guitar made for an impressive opening track.
“Acting Cool” was influenced by Jack Black’s Tenacious D, and it definitely hit the mark, as it was my first thought about the track when it originally played. The track demonstrates how Ash uses voice distortion to his advantage, and how he can change the tempo of the song with ease. The track is one of two original tracks that came as the result of the three men collaborating.
“Walking” highlights the talents of Scott and Andy, with the first 42 seconds of the three minute track solely instrumental, with several short drum and bass solos. Then there’s the track that started it all; “Crazy.” The cover adds an interesting rock edge to the song without changing the song too much. “Black And Blue” is another cover, originally done by Australian band Chain. The drums in the introduction allow for a focus on Ash’s vocals, without having to compete with the electric guitar. “Raw” is a track that was originally recorded with a full band and released on Hot Mama Vibes. When recording the song with Scott and Andy, Ash describes it as being taken to his “Rage Against The Machine area.”
“Skywriter” is really more of the same, and highlights the main problem with the album; there’s not really any variety. After a while the songs all start to sound the same, it’s just another rock song. The instrumental break is good but nothing that hadn’t been done before and the chorus lyrics are repetitive, so the song doesn’t stand out from the rest. “Mojo” was a song Andy requested to redo, and when listening to the original version, this one is a definite improvement, the heavy electric guitar and drums added strength to the song. The final song is “Smokestack Lightning,” Ash’s all time favourite song from one of his biggest influences, Howlin’ Wolf. It has been transformed from a blues song to a rock song, without losing the beat, so it is clear to tell it is a cover, and was a good choice to end the album with.
Overall the album is a good rock record that varies just enough to be able to forget two thirds of the band is from The Living End. However it would be good to see more variety or more of Ash’s original sound be represented on the album, as the lack of diversity got tiresome by the end of the album. Despite this, the album was successful in showing Ash’s vocal skills and re-confirming the talents of Scott and Andy. It will be interesting to see if the more rock sound of this album influences Ash’s work in the future.


Honky - Codruroy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 29:53
Size: 69,2 MB
Label: Housecore Records
Styles: Hard Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Corduroy - 2:58
 2. Baby Don't Slow Down - 3:24
 3. Outta Season - 3:58
 4. Bad Stones - 4:48
 5. Ain't Got The Time - 3:31
 6. Double Fine - 3:46
 7. Snortin' Whiskey - 2:48
 8. I Don't Care - 3:57
 9. Mopey Dick - 0:40

A band from Texas doing southern infused boogie. And with mighty, (and we are talking worthy of a round of applause) beards. And cowboy hats. Yeah ok,  we know what you are thinking, and no, as much as we’d love it to be Billy and Dusty having a little moonlight, Honky are in fact a power trio who formed in 1996. Now, here’s where it gets really interesting. Two of them are JD Pinkus of the Melvins/Butthole Surfers and Bobby Ed Landgraf of Down. For this, their eighth album, they used a crew of drummers including the Melvins Dale Crover and this, their eighth album, is released on Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records label. Oh, and did we mention, its absolutely brilliant? No? Well, brother, it really really is. These all-star side projects, often times, can be, not to put too fine a point on it, well….shit. As the band amuse themselves and precisely no one else, not here. Here, instead on the eight proper songs on show (the last one “Mopey Dick” is a drunken acapella mess about) are just about as fine a blusey boogie you are gonna get anywhere this side of “Tush.” Or “Sharp Dressed Men” The title track – with its thick as molasses grooves – kick us off with a homage to the sound that corduroy jeans make when women walk in them, “Baby Don’t Slow Down” doesn’t half sound like ZZ Top (to the general surprise of no one) but this is no lukewarm pastiche. “Outta Season” is proof positive of that, adding a horn section if you please, as well as some gloriously dirty soul, and “Bad Stones” has some Skynyrd-esque female vocals from Rae Comeau, billed as the band’s favourite Honkette – its also probably the best thing here, if only because it contains the words: “don’t worry this ain’t loaded/but maybe this one is/but if I shoot you with my left hand I am pretty sure you’ll live.” The brilliant songs just keep coming, “Ain’t Got The Time” uses a sledgehammer because it can, double fine has a gleeful air about it, and “Snortin’ Whiskey” doesn’t even care about the consequences of its actions and even it was old enough to know better it’d do it anyway. Brilliantly even the cotton-pickin’ ballad that ends things “I Don’t Care” doesn’t ask for forgiveness, instead takes those that ask for pity to task. It just does it with banjo’s, baby.
There might be better records this year. There won’t be one that’s more fun. Play “Corduroy” and its fair bet you won’t be able to wipe the dirty little grin off your face for days.


вторник, 26 июля 2016 г.

The Rocky Athas Group (feat.Larry Samford) - VooDoo Moon

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 48:04
Size: 110,6 MB
Label: Armadillo Music Lt
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Road Fever - 4:38
 2. Muddy Water Blues - 3:39
 3. Last of the Blues - 4:02
 4. Tearin' Me Up - 4:21
 5. Back on the Road - 4:12
 6. Voodoo Moon - 4:47
 7. Sleep - 3:37
 8. Nobody - 4:06
 9. I'm In Love Again - 3:46
10. Ain't No Doubt - 4:04
11. Preacher - 2:43
12. Stop, Drop and Roll - 4:03

Mega producer Jim Gaines was brought in for the Rocky Athas Groups 2003 release Miracle. He felt Rocky's talents should be showcased under his own name and that resulted in Rocky forming his five piece Texan band, featuring the superb vocalist Larry Samford. Miracle was released internationally on the Armadillo label. Rocky's new CD for Armadillo Voodoo Moon, again produced by Jim Gaines and featuring Larry Samford, shows a more energetic and upbeat style with true Texans playing the shuffles and rocking blues they grew up listening to.

Voodoo Moon

понедельник, 25 июля 2016 г.

Billy Flynn - Leavin' in the Morning

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 44:52
Size: 103,3 MB
Label: Easy Baby
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Billy's Boogie - 3:21
 2. Mean Mistreater - 4:50
 3. Movin' To Chicago - 4:44
 4. What's Wrong - 4:09
 5. No One To Love Me - 5:09
 6. Walkin' The Ceiling - 3:01
 7. Luv Somebody - 5:21
 8. Two Headed Woman - 3:13
 9. Zeb's Blues - 3:04
10. Tore Down - 3:21
11. If You Let Me Love You - 4:33

Some of the marks of excellence on a Billy Flynn CD are as predictable as they are gratifying. It's a given that the songwritingmusicand players will reflect tastequalitya savvy knowledge and broad nuanced mastery of the blues (with special emphasis on Chicago sylings) which only a true scholarvirtuosoand veteran could bringand a love of exploring both styles and instruments outside of the blues guitar and vocals which remain the core of his music.  Billy Flynn has worked hard at his career for over 30 years now and has reached the point where he is as familiar a name in Europe as in the US. Revered around the world and in constant demand in studios and touring band.
~ http://www.billyflynn.com/biography.html

Leavin' in the Morning

Wild T & The Spirit - I've got the Rhythm

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 60:42
Size: 140,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Loveland - 4:50
 2. It Ain't Where Yore From - 3:08
 3. Two Of A Kind - 3:57
 4. Love Crazy - 3:46
 5. Crash & Burn - 3:43
 6. Life Goes On - 4:10
 7. Every-Thang - 4:30
 8. Mean Mean Mama - 3:45
 9. I'm A River - 4:45
10. Yvonne - 4:27
11. Midnight Blues - 4:10
12. Shotdown/Spellbound - 3:48
13. Talk Dirty - 4:21
14. Freedom Train - 3:55
15. I've Got The Rhythm - 3:20

Guitar driven blues rock with a psychedelic edge!
Though born in Trinidad, Wild 'T' (aka Tony Springer) moved to Toronto while in his teens and began playing local clubs. He received several regional awards for his blues guitar; with backing band Spirit (bassist Brian Dickie and drummer Danny Bilan), he has released Love Crazy (1991) and Givin' Blood (1993).

I've got the Rhythm

Doug Simmons and Glen Mitchell Band - The Heat

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 48:39
Size: 111,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/British Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Heat - 4:04
 2. Spoonful - 4:57
 3. Skin Deep - 4:38
 4. 2l82 Cry - 3:36
 5. Somebody Loan Me a Dime - 3:30
 6. Doesn't Matter - 3:07
 7. I Am the Walrus - 7:43
 8. Ready to Move - 3:54
 9. Super-Natural - 2:59
10. You Cant Do That - 2:36
11. No More Crying - 3:53
12. Chickens - 3:36

The music on this album runs the gauntlet from Southern Rock-inspired to British Blues to Beatle-esque vocals, characterized by gritty guitar work, horns, pedal steel and strings.
Guitars used included a 2001 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, 2005 Fender Straocaster, 2009 Carvin, Fender Fretless Jazz Bass, G&L 5-string bass, Taylor 610-CE and Dobro Hound Dog. Horns were via Mojo Horns, strings via Roland Dimension Pro, keys via Sonar Piano. All tracks were recorded using Cakewalk Sonar X3, through an RME Fireface 800, Presonus Tube Preamplifier, Groove Tubes microphones and Yamaha electronic drum kit.

The Heat

пятница, 22 июля 2016 г.

Kenny Neal - Bloodline

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 44:43
Size: 103,1 MB
Label: Cleopatra Blues
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ain't Gon' Let the Blues Die - 3:18
 2. Bloodline - 3:50
 3. Plain Old Common Sense - 5:12
 4. Funny How Time Slips Away - 4:45
 5. Keep on Moving - 3:49
 6. I Go by Feel - 3:44
 7. I'm So Happy - 3:42
 8. Blues Mobile - 4:00
 9. I Can't Wait - 3:48
10. Real Friend - 3:51
11. Thank You BB King - 4:39

Multi-talented New Orleans bluesman Kenny Neal, son of Louisiana Legend Raful Neal, proudly presents a celebration of his family heritage with this stellar new studio album! A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and a multi-award winning talent, Neal has never sounded better than he does here, offering some of the most moving songwriting and performances of his incredible career! Bloodline proves that the blues is most definitely in the blood – no less than 8 members of the Neal clan lend their musical talents to this unique album, making it a true family affair!


четверг, 21 июля 2016 г.

Dennis Gruenling (Feat. Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones) - Ready Or Not

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 47:13
Size: 108,3 MB
Label: Backbender Records/VizzTone Label Group
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Knockin' My Knees - 3:32
 2. Missing Person - 4:08
 3. Ready Or Not - 2:50
 4. Simmer Down - 4:11
 5. Little Sugar - 4:39
 6. If You Wanna Rock (You Gotta Have That Roll) - 3:39
 7. Ready To Burn - 3:33
 8. Rockin' With The Rev - 3:11
 9. Won't You Come Back - 3:28
10. Open The Door - 3:22
11. Think Twice - 4:13
12. Give Me Back My Heart - 2:45
13. Count Chromatic - 3:35

In the past 16 years, since his first CD was released, Dennis Gruenling has been a driving force in the harmonica community and on the blues scene. He has made his mark on the contemporary scene not just by performing and teaching in the traditional blues harmonica styles, but also by incorporating rock & roll, swing, and jazz saxophone influences in his playing, which has in turn been influencing a whole new generation of harmonica players. For the last 8 years, Dennis has teamed up with guitarist/vocalist Doug Deming and his band 'The Jewel Tones' on the road and in the studio. Dennis and Doug have continued to release their own individual recordings out of pocket and on their own individual dime. In addition to that they have also been doing ALL of the tour and business administrative activities themselves...including tour booking, publicity, marketing and promotion. These road dogs do all of this while also taking care of all of the usual artwork, recording, mixing, production, and merchandise that goes along with their recordings. As Dennis and the band have toured across the country over the past 3 years, he has been writing material for this upcoming CD project. This will be his first release of ALL original material, with an awesome band that's been hitting the road heavily the past several years. The time has come to start getting this long overdue project underway...and you can take advantage of many exciting and unique perks by becoming a contributor!

Ready Or Not 

The Lucky Losers - In Any Town

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 52:13
Size: 120,3 MB
Label: Dirty Cat Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. So High - 4:15
 2. It Ain't Enough - 5:18
 3. Jackson - 3:34
 4. Don’t Let ‘Em See Ya Cry - 5:24
 5. Blind Man In The Dark - 4:38
 6. I Can't Change Ya - 4:43
 7. Still Enough Time To Cry - 4:46
 8. Give Me A Sign - 4:33
 9. In Any Town - 5:14
10. Devil's Dream - 5:54
11. Small Town Talk - 3:49

The duo of Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz make up the front portion of the Lucky Losers, a San Francisco Bay area blues band recording together on Dirty Cat Records.  Both Lemon and Berkowitz share the microphone on vocals and Phil lends assistance with some very nice harp work too.  Kid Anderson helped them produce this album at his Greaseland Studios in San Jose.  The CD features nine original cuts and a pair of interesting covers.  Joining them on the CD are Chris Burns on keys, Marvin Greene on guitar, Tim Wagar on bass and Robi Bean on drums. A plethora of great guest artists appear throughout the CD.  “So High” opens things up.  It’s a love song praising the spirit of a love that lasts forever.  More rock than blues, the song is up tempo and uplifting.  Berkowitz gies a nice solo on harp and Kid Anderson appears on lead guitar here, too.  “It Ain’t Enough” follows; it evokes a gospel-ly sort of sultry sound.  Johnny Cash’s “Jackson” is next, with the Bay Area duo going country. “Don’t Let ‘Em See Ya Cry” takes us deep into the blues for the first time on the CD.  This one is greasy and cool as Lemon takes the lead and the band adds horns for some cool depth.  Burns continues to burn it up on keys, doing some nice piano work here.  “Blind Man in the Dark” returns to a mid tempo rocking groove with Phil in lead.  Nice sax solo here (Terry Hanck makes an appearance).  “Can’t Change Ya” is a rocking sort of cut with Lemon and Berkowitz swapping leads.  Greene’s guitar solo is solid here as is Berkowitz’ on harp.  “Still Enough Time to Cry” has Phil up front in a bouncy and fun song with more good piano, guitar and harp solos.  “Give Me a Sign” opens with some wah wah/reverbed guitar by Jeff Jensen and Lemons’ also with some reverb on the vocals.  It’s an interesting cut with a primal beat and nicely distorted harp.  Anderson returns to lead guitar in the ballad title track.  His subdued solo fits the tone of the song well.  Lemons wails about her being tired of being told what to do by people offering useless help.  The song has a country tinge and shows Lemon at her best.  Berkowitz offers up “Devil’s Dream” next, a psychedelic and demonic take on the blues.  Interesting stuff!   The album closes to Bobby Charles’ “Small Town Talk,” a cut he co-wrote with The Band’s Phil Danko.  The whistling is intact from the original; Phil and Cathy approach it as a duo with some interesting accompaniment making things a little slicker but still cool.
This is a fun album with some bluesy moments.  If you want straight up, traditional blues this may not be for you.  If you want something original with a blue tinge and a country and rock feel and a very slick production then by all means try this one out!  The artists perform with feeling and give it their all.

In Any Town

Riff Diamond - Sapphire

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 51:31
Size: 118,4 MB
Label: Riff Trolls Managemen
Styles: Blues/Blues-Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shadow Man - 4:09
 2. Masquerade - 3:30
 3. Diamond Heart - 6:50
 4. 29 Days - 4:39
 5. Kick in the Teeth - 3:07
 6. Phoenix - 3:26
 7. Whole Lotta Love - 5:10
 8. Count Me Out - 3:41
 9. I Promise You - 4:34
10. Love Hate - 4:18
11. Hey Joe - 8:01

Powerful vocals and virtuoso guitar playing from Ireland's newest blues/rock band featuring two classic covers and nine originals steeped in blues/rock tradition. No gimmicks here: just good music from excellent musicians. Riff Diamond is a new blues/rock band from Northern Ireland and "Sapphire" is our debut album.  We draw our inspiration from many of the greats of blues and rock like Muddy Waters, BB King, Etta James, Clapton, Hendrix, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd right through to Bonamassa and Gov't Mule (and far too many more to name here) and develop our own distinctively bluesy and rocking songs as well as performing some storming covers of classic tracks. We are the antithesis of the bland, over-engineered, mass-produced and marketing driven "pop" that has been forced on the public for the past decade and more ... we try to embody the old fashioned values of well-crafted melodies and harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and virtuoso musicianship. Think of the music you hear on Pop Idol, The X-Factor and the Voice ... now think of the complete opposite - that's Riff Diamond!


Dr. John - Live From London (with Chris Barber)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 54:25
Size: 127,2 MB
Label: The Store For Music Ltd
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. New Stack-A-Lee -  3:38
 2. New Orleans Medley - 13:50
 3. Right Place Wrong Time -  4:52
 4. You Lie too Much -  4:57
 5. Memories of Smiley -  4:57
 6. Stranded -  5:56
 7. The Wicked Shall Cease -  7:47
 8. Mac's Boogie Woogie -  1:58
 9. Little Liza Jane -  4:08
10. When the Saints Go Marching In -  2:17

Although he didn't become widely known until the 1970s, Dr. John had been active in the music industry since the late '50s, when the teenager was still known as Mac Rebennack. A formidable boogie and blues pianist with a lovable growl of a voice, his most enduring achievements fused with New Orleans R&B, rock, and Mardi Gras craziness to come up with his own brand of "voodoo" music. He's also quite accomplished and enjoyable when sticking to purely traditional forms of blues and R&B. On record, he veers between the two approaches, making for an inconsistent and frequently frustrating legacy that often makes the listener feel as if "the Night Tripper" (as he's nicknamed himself) has been underachieving. In the late '50s, Rebennack gained prominence in the New Orleans R&B scene as a session keyboardist and guitarist, contributing to records by Professor Longhair, Frankie Ford, and Joe Tex. He also recorded some overlooked singles of his own, and by the '60s had expanded into production and arranging. After a gun accident damaged his hand in the early '60s, he gave up the guitar to concentrate exclusively on keyboards. Skirting trouble with the law and drugs, he left the increasingly unwelcome environs of New Orleans in the mid-'60s for Los Angeles, where he found session work with the help of fellow New Orleans expatriate Harold Battiste. Rebennack renamed himself Dr. John, The Night Tripper when he recorded his first album, Gris-Gris. According to legend, this was hurriedly cut with leftover studio time from a Sonny & Cher session, but it never sounded hastily conceived. In fact, its mix of New Orleans R&B with voodoo sounds and a tinge of psychedelia was downright enthralling, and may have resulted in his greatest album. He began building an underground following with both his music and his eccentric stage presence, which found him conducting ceremonial-type events in full Mardi Gras costume. Dr. John was nothing if not eclectic, and his next few albums were granted mixed critical receptions because of their unevenness and occasional excess. They certainly had their share of admirable moments, though, and Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger helped out on The Sun, Moon & Herbs in 1971. The following year's Gumbo, produced by Jerry Wexler, proved Dr. John was a master of traditional New Orleans R&B styles, in the mold of one of his heroes, Professor Longhair. In 1973, he got his sole big hit, "In the Right Place," which was produced by Allen Toussaint, with backing by the Meters. In the same year, he also recorded with Mike Bloomfield and John Hammond, Jr. for the Triumvirate album. The rest of the decade, unfortunately, was pretty much a waste musically. Dr. John could always count on returning to traditional styles for a good critical reception, and he did so constantly in the '80s. There were solo piano albums, sessions with Chris Barber and Jimmy Witherspoon, and In a Sentimental Mood (1989), a record of pop standards. These didn't sell all that well, though. A more important problem was that he was capable of much more than recastings of old styles and material. In fact, by this time he was usually bringing in the bacon not through his own music, but via vocals for numerous commercial jingles. It continued pretty much in the same vein throughout the '90s: New Orleans super sessions for the Bluesiana albums, another outing with Chris Barber, an album of New Orleans standards, and another album of pop standards. In 1994, Television did at least offer some original material. At this point he began to rely more upon cover versions for the bulk of his recorded work, though his interpretive skills will always ensure that these are more interesting than most such efforts. His autobiography, Under a Hoodoo Moon, was published by St. Martin's Press in 1994, and in 1998 he resurfaced with Anutha Zone, which featured collaborations with latter-day performers including Spiritualized, Paul Weller, Supergrass, and Ocean Colour Scene. Duke Elegant followed in early 2000. Additional albums for Blue Note followed in 2001 (Creole Moon) and 2004 (N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or d'Udda). Sippiana Hericane, a four-song EP celebrating his beloved hometown of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, arrived in November of 2005. Mercernary, an album of covers of songs made famous by Johnny Mercer, appeared on Blue Note in 2006. City That Care Forgot followed in 2008. The Night Tripper persona was revived for 2010's Tribal, which featured guest spots from Derek Trucks, Allen Toussaint, Donald Harrison, and the late Bobby Charles. Dr. John also contributed to French electronic artist Féloche's international hit single "Gris Gris John" the same year. He teamed up with the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach to produce and record Locked Down. It was issued in the spring of 2012. Two years later, he released the third album in his tribute series, a collection of songs by and associated with Louis Armstrong entitled Ske-Dat-De-Dat: Spirit of Satch. It featured guest appearances from Bonnie Raitt, Ledisi, and the McCrary Sisters, and Blind Boys of Alabama, and appeared in August of 2014.
The 'Live From London' series presents legendary musician Dr. John and the Chris Barber Jazz And Blues Band performing at the famous Marquee Club as part of the club's 25th anniversary celebrations. His distinctive voice, songwriting talents and musicianship have earned Dr. John five Grammy Awards and booked his place in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.


The South Austin Moonlighters - Ghost of a Small Town

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 54:30
Size: 125,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Americana/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. A Year of Decembers - 3:58
 2. Movin' On - 4:21
 3. I'll Be Coming Home - 3:58
 4. Lyin' on the Bottom: Mississippi River - 3:40
 5. You, Love, & Me - 3:49
 6. Suburban Avenue - 5:04
 7. Lookin' for a Lover - 4:39
 8. Final Line - 3:46
 9. Hold On - 4:47
10. She's so Far Away - 4:32
11. Fallin' Down - 3:50
12. Jesus (Make up My Dying Bed) - 6:51
13. Ghost of a Small Town - 1:08

On July 12 The South Austin Moonlighters will be releasing “Ghost of a Small Town,” which features 13 brand new songs including their new single “You, Love and Me.” The album will be available on iTunes, on their website (www.southaustinmoonlighters.com), on Amazon, CD Baby, at the shows and at Waterloo Records and discriminating independent record stores everywhere!
If you’ve seen more than a handful of live bands that tour Texas, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already seen most, if not all, of the musicians who make up the South Austin Moonlighters.Lonnie Trevino, Jr, Phil Bass, Chris Beall and Phil Hurley: these guys have earned their place among the elite of Austin’s burgeoning music scene and have played key roles in bands like Fastball, Monte Montgomery, The Whiskey Sisters, Stonehoney, Jimmy LaFave, to name just a few on a long, long list.
“I called my dear friend and favorite drummer Phil Bass,” says Lonnie Trevino, bass player and vocalist of the band. “We toured together while with Monte Montgomery in 2001, and Phil loved the idea and jumped on board before I could finish explaining what we were planning to do. From the moment we hit the first note it was obvious that something special was happening.”
“It was one of those things where you’re with your friends and you say, ‘Someday we’ll all get together and just play what we love,’ says Phil Hurley, lead guitarist and vocalist. “And then Lonnie had the audacity to actually book some gigs!”
Who plays what? Lonnie Trevino, Jr plays bass, Phil Hurley and Chris Beall share lead and rhythm guitar duties, and Phil Bass plays drums. You can hear that this band is comprised of four legitimate singers on each and every song on this new album – each member has a turn at singing lead vocals. More impressively, perhaps, is that all four band members write.
Precise vocal harmonies are an important part of the Moonlighter’s signature sound, alongside what Matt Blackett of Guitar Player Magazine called “gritty blues, nasty funk, R&B, pop, rock,” and Andrew Conroy of Austin’s KUTX described as “a band that blends blues, Americana, soul, rock, and country, who can flip the switch from slow melodic country to gravelly rocking blues without a hitch.”
Even the genesis of this new record is unusual – the band recorded at Chris Beall’s at-home studio, and self-produced the effort. “Initially we were thinking of just using my studio a few times to get some ideas down, but it all started sounding really good so we just kept coming back and putting down more songs,” says Chris Beall, of this somewhat unorthodox approach.
“I’m really into creating a vibe – a distinctive emotional quality or atmosphere that is sensed or experienced by the listener,” says Phil Bass. “That style of Production appeals to me, and I know these guys feel the same, because it’s coming through in our music.”
The South Austin Moonlighters are regulars in most of the finer honky-tonks, listening rooms and venues throughout Texas, and when the new record is released in July they will be stepping up their already aggressive tour plans. Look for their first European tour coming in early 2017. Look for them at a discriminating venue or music festival near you soon.
For more information, interviews, and physical copies of the record or anything else you might need, please reach out!

Ghost of a Small Town

Chas Crane - Greybeard

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 46:26
Size: 107,5 MB
Label: 596347 Records D
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hole in the Head - 3:11
 2. Naturally Superior - 4:07
 3. Moan Moan Moan - 3:26
 4. Alice Blues - 4:32
 5. Keeping On - 2:42
 6. Counting Cunts In Cromer - 4:01
 7. Head Games - 3:59
 8. Greybeard - 3:13
 9. I Like You the Way You Are - 3:24
10. My Fascinating Facebook Friend - 3:23
11. Always Right and Never Wrong - 2:30
12. Boo Hoo Hoo - 3:13
13. Cheritee - 4:39

A mixture of heavy blues rock and some lighter stuff that deals with life as I see it – which frankly is from a pretty cynical point of view if I’m honest about it. As I get older I find it even harder to tolerate fools gladly and life’s too short to bottle it up inside. At east this way I get to play it out of my system. Hope you enjoy the ride!
I’m pleased to announce that my new album ‘Greybeard’ is now available on the major digital music sites like Spotify and Google Play and available to purchase on Amazon and iTunes. It will shortly be available on other download and sales sites as well. And if the New Tricks album is anything to go by, then it’ll achieve the same availability on pirate music sites across Russia and South Africa. C’est la vie!
In the meantime I’ve updated the site with a new page so you can access it from the image in the left margin or from the drop down menu. I hope you’ll listen and enjoy it.
Here’s a bit of rocking blues about people making lots of money out of setting up charities. I’ve never understood what makes an organisation a charity. The rules in the UK seem barmy to me. My local U3A is a charity and as far as I can tell it does nothing that I’d recognise as in any way charitable. I just don’t get it – so let me play it out of my system. I think this track will make the Greybeard album. The artwork is progressing, but Mrs C has decided it looks too aggressive and that she doesn’t like it so a possible rethink is on the cards…


пятница, 8 июля 2016 г.

Henri Nigro - X's & Y's

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 39:51
Size: 91,6 MB
Label: Noneyet
Styles:  Blues/Blues Gospel
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Well Remembered Love - 3:26
 2. I'm a Millionaire - 4:04
 3. Party Girl - 2:52
 4. Work the Holiday - 3:18
 5. Morning Train - 4:01
 6. Mercy Yours - 3:16
 7. Talk to You *69 - 3:58
 8. Hitchhikin' and Skirtin' - 3:41
 9. Radar - 3:54
10. The Valley of Tears - 5:03
11. Clear Blue Eyes - 2:12

Singer/songwriter/guitar slinger Henri Nigro has been performing for 40 years in Massachusetts, New England, and up and down the East Coast of the USA. He's played with greats such as Spider John Koerner, opened for the Monkees, James Cotton, etc...

X's & Y's

Tina Bednoff and The Cocktailers - Jump, Sister, Jump

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 43:57
Size: 101,1 MB
Label: El Toro
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Jump, Sister, Jump - 2:14
 2. Since You Came Along - 2:24
 3. (You Think I Wonder) Who's Lovin' You - 3:38
 4. Calculator Man - 3:03
 5. Aged and Mellow - 4:13
 6. Bedknobs Rockin' - 2:51
 7. Dream Man Blues - 2:08
 8. Gonna Catch Me A Rat - 3:35
 9. Good Rockin' Daddy - 3:03
10. (I'm Gonna Make) My Life of My Own - 3:32
11. I'm a One Man Woman - 3:00
12. China Blues - 3:51
13. C'mon, Do The Dirt - 3:38
14. Ding Dong Daddys - 2:41

Tina Bednoff and the Cocktailers is a quartet from the shady red light district of Helsinki, delivering rockin’ rhythm and blues to make you dance your toenails off.
As a Finnish female blues guitarist and bandleader, Tina is one of the very few.
Her passionate vocal and guitar styles derive from blues giants like T-Bone Walker, Big Mama Thornton, Memphis Minnie and countless others, all carefully studied by Tina. She has been playing guitar and singing her guts out for over 30 years now, so she knows her stuff.

Jump, Sister, Jump