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вторник, 23 августа 2016 г.

Craig Chaquico - Fire Red Moon

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 47:18
Size: 111,0 MB
Label: Blind Pig
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lie To Me - 4:37
 2. Devil's Daughter - 4:25
 3. Born Under a Bad Sign - 4:53
 4. Bad Woman - 6:21
 5. Rollin' and Tumblin' - 3:07
 6. Fire Red Moon - 3:32
 7. Little Red Shoes - 5:27
 8. Blue On Blue - 5:28
 9. Fogtown Stroll - 4:41
10. Crossroads - 4:42

Fire Red Moon is neither the arena rock of Craig Chaquico’s days with Jefferson Starship, nor the chart-topping smooth jazz that he initially turned to as a solo artist. It’s something grittier, more primordial — and utterly surprising.
Yet, there he is, chugging and juking with vocalist Noah Hunt (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) through “Lie to Me,” the first of seven originals on Fire Red Moon, due on October 16, 2012, from Blind Pig Records. Chaquico also tears into tracks from the likes of Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, and brilliantly reworks the Albert King classic “Born Under a Bad Sign” as a scalding instrumental.
There’s none of the brawny crunch associated with his mainstream Starship hits, and none of the satiny ruminations of Acoustic Planet — nominated for a new age Grammy in 1995. Chaquico, often alongside touring vocalist Rolf Hartley, instead settles into a dusty-booted groove on “Devil’s Daughter,” then goes to the bottom of a brown bottle with singer Eric E. Golbach on “Bad Woman.” “Little Red Shoes,” as with “Devil’s Daughter,” occasionally betrays just a hint of his pop-chart-topping penchant for a hook, while “Blue on Blue” almost gets quiet enough to recall his more recent smooth jazz past, but Fire Red Moon never strays too far from its central roots-rocking, occasionally Santana-esque theme.

[SOMETHING ELSE! INTERVIEW: Craig Chaquico talks about his blues-rocking release ‘Fire Red Moon,’ and his musical journey from Jefferson Starship into acoustic contemporary instrumentals.]

Meanwhile, instrumentals like the fire-kissed title track, the groove-laden “Fogtown Stroll,” and of course the Booker T. Jones/William Bell-penned “Bad Sign,” give the guitarist the chance to use muscles he hasn’t in ages. Finally, there’s “Crossroads,” which Chaquico — in a nod to his classic-rock beginnings — performs with the double-time virtuosity of Eric Clapton’s Cream. As with his take on Muddy’s “Rollin’ and Tumblin,” there’s little chance to do something definitive here, so ingrained are these musical memories. But give Chaquico credit for this: Here, as elsewhere on the captivating Fire Red Moon, he flings himself into both tunes with a furious abandon.
A central figure in Jefferson Starship from 1973-1990, Chaquico wrote or co-wrote hits like “Find Your Way Back,” “Laying It on the Line” and “Jane,” while adding signature guitar elements to “Miracles,” “Count on Me,” “We Built This City,” “Sara” and others. Many were surprised when he spent much of the next period downshifting into quieter instrumental efforts. In some ways, Chaquico’s new turn toward blues and rootsier music on Fire Red Moon — marking his debut for Blind Pig Records — is just as unexpected.
But Chaquico, who came of age in the polyglot-rock atmosphere of turn-of-the-1970s San Francisco, clearly has a deep affinity for this, as well. As he tears through the familiar mid-century triumphs included here, even while adding similarly constructed originals that both celebrate and amplify those earlier influences. Along the way, Chaquico stakes his claim in yet another musical genre — and, even though he just arrived, already sounds right at home.

Fire Red Moon

понедельник, 22 августа 2016 г.

Professor's Blues Revue (with Karen Carroll) - Professor Strut

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1989
Time: 38:14
Size: 88,0 MB
Label: Delmark
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Come on Down to the Blues Bar - 2:51
 2. I Wanna Be with You - 4:31
 3. Professor Strut - 4:40
 4. You're Leaving Me - 5:46
 5. Everything Is You - 3:33
 6. They Call It Stormy Monday - 6:13
 7. Jealous Kind of Woman - 5:31
 8. This Little Light of Mine - 5:06

No other contemporary blues artist brings as much of the rousing sanctified spirit of the church to his overall musical approach as Professor Eddie Lusk. One of the Windy City's busiest blues session players for the last decade, the Professor mastered the keyboards while still in his teens at his father's South Side church, and that enduring spiritual base remains at the heart of the Professor's blues.
In addition to the Professor's hearty vocals, the band also showcases the gutsy pipes of Karen Carroll, a second generation blues woman whose mother, Jeanne Carroll, has graced the scene herself for many years. This outing represents Karen's recording Debut.
(c) Allmusic.com

Professor Eddie Lusk mastered the keyboards while still in his teens at his father's south side church. That enduring spiritual base remained at the heart of the Professor's blues until his tragic 1992 passing at the age of 43. While he played with numerous blues and soul greats (Junior Wells, Z.Z. Hill, Luther Allison, Koko Taylor, Syl Johnson, The Soul Stirrers), Professor Strut was his only American release under his own leadership.
(c) Amazon.com

Makes us see, even feel, the passion, joy and intensity of the blues. It is these uninhibited images that the unique vitality of the Chicago blues world shines through.
(c) Rolling Stone

Professor Strut

Bill Evans - Rise Above

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 54:31
Size: 127,8 MB
Label: Vansman Records
Styles: Jazz Fusion/Jazz & Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Every Once In A While ( Things Got To Give ) - 3:54
 2. Right Lady - 5:14
 3. Rise Above - 7:03
 4. Love Game - 5:20
 5. Love is Working Overtime - 4:06
 6. Everybody's Lookin ( For Somethin They're Missing ) - 7:01
 7. Slow Rollin Ride - 3:36
 8. Tale of a Shiny Devil - 6:11
 9. Strange Neighbors - 5:50
10. Them Changes - 6:12

Progressive jazz/blues influenced Rock. Featuring vocals by Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Anders Osborne and JjGrey. Guitar solos by Jake cinninger of Umphreys Mcgee, Among many other guest artists. A great blend of progressive Rock, Soul and Jazz. Featuring vocals by stars such as : Gregg Allman ( Allman brothers band), Warren Haynes, Anders Osborne, Jj Grey , Murali Coryell and Josh Dion. Guest appearances by Jake Cinninger of umphreys Mcgee, and Joe Russo and Marco Benevento of " Almost Dead "
Evans pushes the boundaries once again.

Rise Above

среда, 17 августа 2016 г.

Joe Poirier - Sunshine

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 50:10
Size: 116,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sunshine - 4:37
 2. Voodoo Lover - 4:29
 3. Here in the City - 4:32
 4. Jealous Fool - 2:59
 5. How Long - 2:40
 6. Once You Leave - 5:50
 7. At the Crossroads - 5:01
 8. Fly High Again - 4:14
 9. Everything Is Gonna Work Out Fine - 3:09
10. Busted - 4:12
11. Back in My Arms Again - 3:56
12. Goodbye My Friend - 4:24

Fresh guitar playing that provides many climaxes.
Sonwriting and guitar playing that captures the sprit of Jimi, SRV, Johnny Winter and many more past great artists of the Blues-Rock genre. No samples, drum machines, pitch correct devices to be found. Music made by people who truly care and have a creative passion.


Frank Gomez - Soul Resurrection

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 44:06
Size: 101,6 MB
Label: Frank Gomez Music
Styles: Blues/Soul Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Since You've Been Gone - 5:19
 2. Soul Resurrection - 3:04
 3. Gift from Heaven - 5:04
 4. Our Eyes Never Meet - 4:12
 5. Bumpin' and Thumpin' - 2:44
 6. When I Wake Up in the Morning - 4:38
 7. Gimme Little Sign - 2:26
 8. Back Door Woman - 4:00
 9. Mr. Right Now - 2:37
10. Missin' My Brown-Eyed Girl - 3:42
11. Bumpin` and Thumpin` [Instrumental] - 2:59
12. Funky Beat (The Remix) - 3:14

By rolling blues, funk, rock, and soul elements all into one package, Frank Gomez has created a sound that is dynamic, exciting and original. Not only does he create it, but he has the talent and ability to play the living daylights out of it!
As a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, Gomez excels, as does the rest of his band. From the blistering solo that features on the album’s opening track, to the intensely funky bass that pulses through the closing, there is nothing but fantastic performances throughout 2011’s Soul Resurrection. -Heath Andrews (Music Critic, Review You)
Some people were just meant to do what they do and Frank Gomez was born to make music. Known affectionately as “Big Frank,” he’s a guitarist, songwriter, and singer with a sound as big as Austin, TX. Rooted in the blues tradition with over 40 years of playing music under his belt, he has acquired the chops and the ear to incorporate jazz and funk into both his performance and compositions. Soul Resurrection is an audio snapshot of a man who’s still in love with life, music, and his guitar. -Jason Randall Smith (Music Critic, Review You)
Gomez is one of those Texas blues guys that seems to be a ‘have guitar, will travel anywhere to play’ sort of guy. The evidence exhibited on this fine album proves that he is a fantastic party starter. There’s a lot of blues, a lot of funk and a lot of soul contained within. If your soul is a little in the dumps, this music is almost guaranteed to resurrect it. -Dan MacIntosh (Music Critic, Review You)

Soul Resurrection

вторник, 16 августа 2016 г.

Eddie Taylor - Still Not Ready For Eddie

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1987
Time: 41:47
Size: 101,1 MB
Label: Antone's Records / ANT 0005
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Front+Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bad Boy - 4:13
 2. If You Don't Want Me Baby - 3:24
 3. Clouds In My Heart - 4:48
 4. Knocking At Your Door - 4:21
 5. Sittin' Here Thinking - 5:42
 6. Bigtown Playboy - 4:18
 7. Look On Yonder's Wall - 6:31
 8. Anna Lee - 5:38
 9. Boogaloo Farm - 2:48

Eddie Taylor was the guitar sound behind Jimmy Reed's great Vee Jay recordings of the 1950s and '60s, and he also played rhythm guitar on many of John Lee Hooker's recordings. He recorded only sporadically as a leader, though, and passed away on Christmas Day in 1985, in his adopted hometown of Chicago.
"Still Not Ready for Eddie" was recorded shortly before his death during one of his many visits to Antone's, the blues oasis in Austin, Texas. Clifford Antone, proprietor of the club, used a 24-track recorder to capture Taylor jamming with such notables as fellow guitarists Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers and Luther Tucker; pianist Sunnyland Slim; and harpist Snooky Pryor.
Tunes like "If You Don't Want Me Baby," with its catchy riffs and smooth vocals, show Taylor to be still in his prime right near the end, confident and in control.

Still Not Ready For Eddie

понедельник, 15 августа 2016 г.

Alice Stuart - Can't Find No Heaven

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 50:23
Size: 115,9 MB
Label: Burnside Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front+ Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Big Boss Man - 4:35
 2. Blues In The Bottle - 5:30
 3. Drop Down Daddy - 5:02
 4. Turn Your Money Green - 4:04
 5. Wild Bill Jones - 5:01
 6. I Ruined Your Life - 4:47
 7. Hard Time Killin' Floor - 4:22
 8. Rather Be The Devil - 4:17
 9. Sugar Babe - 3:03
10. The Man's So Good - 4:44
11. Night Patrol - 4:55

This disc from Alice Stuart has an acoustic feel, though she makes good use of electric instruments. This stems from the selection of songs and the fact that she makes good use of acoustic instruments, bringing them to the front of the mix. She is rooted in the blues of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis, and Mance Lipscomb, and even her original songs keep that country blues feel. Stuart has been in the music business since the early '60s, sharing stages with the likes of Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Joan Baez, and then going on to become part of the Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa. This disc is a culmination of years of integrating and assimilating the influences that she has gathered in her years of playing. She is very ably backed by a variety of solid musicians, such as Paul deLay on harmonica and Kevin Cook on drums. She has a good, solid voice well suited to her material and she is an excellent guitarist. She has a solid group of musicians playing with her who also show a good feel for the material, which is based in the country blues. The disc opens with a wonderful version of "Big Boss Man," and she then takes listeners on an interesting journey into her world of music. A well-played and thought-out disc.

Can't Find No Heaven

воскресенье, 14 августа 2016 г.

Billy Smith Band - Guitars and Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 54:54
Size: 125,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. So I Been Told - 3:30
 2. Two Legged Georgia Peach - 4:57
 3. Cryin The Blues - 4:30
 4. Your Girls a Dog - 3:23
 5. Chicken Lickin - 3:41
 6. Homemade Sin - 4:04
 7. Change Might Do Me Good - 3:14
 8. Thank You Baby - 4:45
 9. Round You Go - 3:24
10. Each and Every Time - 2:29
11. Looks Like Trouble - 2:41
12. Dreamin Bout You - 3:56
13. Wealth of the World - 4:17
14. I Cant Take Care of You - 3:08
15. Account Comes Due - 2:48

Billy Smith Band ROCKS THE BLUES.His CD Guitars and Blues features 15 songs performed on 15 different classic American guitars .This release is a documentaion of the finest guitars from Gibson, Fender,PRS,and Hammer
Guitars and Blues features 15 songs performed on 15 classic American guitars.Gibson,Fender,PRS and Gretsch all share the spot light on this rockin CD. If you love guitar and dig the blues this CD is a must.It reached No.1 on the MP3 Ohio blues charts in June 2002 and broke the top 40 on the national charts.This is the first time it has been offered for sale and now is your chance.

Guitars and Blues

Ali Maas & Micky Moody - Black & Chrome

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 53:13
Size: 122,5 MB
Label: Armadillo
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Horse or a Harley - 5:45
 2. Why Does a Man - 5:07
 3. Hanging On a Chain - 4:01
 4. Same Blues, Different Day - 3:58
 5. A Change In Everything - 6:49
 6. Taking Me Home - 5:29
 7. Do Some Time - 4:25
 8. Farewell to All the Sad Songs - 3:55
 9. Here I Stay - 4:19
10. Hell Bent - 4:33
11. (Now I Got My) Mojo Back - 4:46

Micky Moody needs no introduction as he's one of the best guitarists around. Ali Maas is also one of the best female vocalists of swampy, lowdown blues you will hear. Micky is best known as a member of the original lineup of Whitesnake, although he actually began his career years earlier as a member of Juicy Lucy. After Juicy Lucy, Micky played with Snafu for a few years, as well as on several session gigs, before joining Whitesnake in 1978. When bandleader David Coverdale began tinkering with Whitesnake's lineup in the mid-'80s, Micky resumed his prior career as a session guitarist; he also formed a blues-rock outfit called the Moody & Marsden Band with Whitesnake cohort Bernie Marsden, andreleased an album titled Never Turn Our Back on the Blues in 1994.
Ali Maas started singing at 15 years old with homegrown rock bands in Horsham, before travelling to  the far east to sing with a theatre show, playing mainly with Jazz and blues bands. Ali's singing career in the form of the blues, and after her debut appearance at The Ealing Blues Festival, was described in Blues Matters as ' A Star In the Making'. The Maas and Moody Band are releasing an album of original tracks, called 'Black and Chrome', in September , so this will be an opportunity to hear their new matrial live for the first time.

Black & Chrome

суббота, 13 августа 2016 г.

Bluefrog and His Band - Soulful of Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 27:53
Size: 64,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Baby Come Back Home - 4:28
 2. Uptown - 6:44
 3. I Can Tell - 4:19
 4. Baby Please Don't Go - 4:11
 5. Early in the Morning - 4:13
 6. Bluefrog Boogie - 3:56

Rock'n Boogie Blues with hints of Allman Brothers, Doors, and Little Walter, Jim Morrison meets the Fabulous Thunderbirds . Patrick Ellis has been fronting BlueFrog and Company since November 2000. Now in it's third rendition the band has combined the soulful vibes of the Blues Harmonica and the wistful blues of the legendary Stratocaster. Results.... Blues with the Rock'n Edge it needs to fill your soul. Home based out of Seoul Korea the band has been performing out of it's environment and taking ground. This isn't your Daddy's Blues... it's a touch of funk, rock and Chicago Bar Room Blues to top off your glass ! Make that last one for the Road a BlueFrog Special.Easy on the over drive/

Soulful of Blues

понедельник, 8 августа 2016 г.

Robin Trower - Compendium 1987–2013

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 76:44 + 78:53
Size: 177,5 MB + 182,6 MB
Label: Repertoire
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Inside Out - 2:52
 2. Freefall - 3:06
 3. Too Much Joy - 4:21
 4. Seven Moons - 4:38
 5. The Playful Heart - 4:04
 6. Please Tell Me - 4:00
 7. The Turning - 6:21
 8. Tear It Up - 4:21
 9. Passion - 3:59
10. The Last Door - 5:07
11. The Thrill Is Gone - 5:29
12. If Forever - 4:45
13. Not Inside – Outside - 3:24
14. Looking for a True Love - 3:57
15. Crossroads - 3:27
16. Prisoner of Love - 3:41
17. Go My Way - 9:04

 1. Dressed in Gold - 3:35
 2. Breathless - 3:32
 3. Prince of Shattered Dreams - 6:09
 4. Another Time Another Place - 4:39
 5. 20th Century Blues - 3:10
 6. Living Out of Time - 3:32
 7. So Far to Yesterday - 3:33
 8. Blue for Soul - 4:50
 9. Don’t Lose Faith in Tomorrow - 5:37
10. Next in Line - 3:36
11. Sleeping on the Moon - 3:31
12. Once the Spell Is Broken - 5:06
13. See My Life - 5:17
14. Sea of Love - 4:02
15. Wish You Were Mine - 4:02
16. Secret Place - 4:32
17. Just Another Day - 5:28
18. No Time - 4:31

He’s seldom sought the bright lights, but it’s a crime how rarely Robin Trower has had his name above the titles in such a distinguished and lengthy career as a guitar shaman. Aside from a 1976 live album which reached the Top 20, his solo records haven’t made much of a mark in the UK. Whereas in the US, the Procol Harum man’s superior axemanship has received greater recognition, benefiting from the rock radio infrastructure. His chart career there has extended over 15 years, through the 70s and 80s, with four gold albums. Even that run was just about at an end at the point where this welcome new double-disc compilation kicks in. The 35 tracks here are drawn from no fewer than 11 albums, starting with 1987’s Passion. It’s a word that snugly fits his relationship with the trusty Stratocaster he fell in love with when Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre invited him to play his spare, as the sleevenotes tell us. That album continued Trower’s proven formula of robust, riff-replete, FM radio-ready rock nuggets with guest vocalists, in this case Scotsman Davey Pattison. His soulful tones and Robin’s mellifluous leads put them squarely in easily accessible, Paul Rodgers/Bad Company territory.
In a non-chronological selection that nevertheless flows pleasingly, high spots include four tracks from Seven Moons, the 2008 collaboration with Jack Bruce, who delivers muscular, ever-distinctive vocals on their co-writes such as The Last Door and Seven Moons itself. Last year’s Roots And Branches offers the new and the old, with Trower’s own composition See My Life and a version of The Thrill Is Gone that’s as comfortable as a favourite old suit. The tactic had earlier worked when he tackled Crossroads on 2005’s Another Day’s Blues, but he’s been equally adept at subtly updating his style, as on the slinky Not Inside – Outside, from 2010’s The Playful Heart.  The power trio format he favoured would always draw inevitable comparisons, but Trower’s playing had a certain likeable economy about it that eschewed the look-at-me pyrotechnics of other frontmen. Throughout this anthology, he sounds like a guy who simply enjoys going to the office, as he continues to do. More power to him.

Compendium 1987–2013

воскресенье, 7 августа 2016 г.

The Mike Reilly Band - Reilly's Road

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 72:29
Size: 169,7 MB
Label: Atlas Records
Styles: Blues/Rockin` Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed? - 3:59
 2. Bang, Bang, Bang - 4:04
 3. Skunked - 4:44
 4. Black Widow - 6:05
 5. Caught in the Act - 3:30
 6. Just a Little Bit - 2:02
 7. I Forgot To Forget You - 3:18
 8. Pretty Girls - 3:10
 9. Back On the Road To Texas - 5:19
10. Love To Play the Blues - 3:36
11. Nothing But the Blues - 3:42
12. Never Too Hot - 4:33
13. Best I Ever Knew - 3:54
14. Lefty's Bar and Grill - 2:38
15. Lamar's Tune - 4:37
16. Hot Lanta - 5:33
17. Goin' Down Slow - 7:39

Good time rock 'n party blues with special guests Gregg Allman, Taj Mahal, Elvin Bishop and more.

Reilly's Road

Rick Hatfield and the Jumpin' Bobcats - The Frill Is Gone

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 44:58
Size: 105,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Jazzy Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Play Mitzy For Me - 3:08
 2. Goin' To Chicago - 4:32
 3. Good Evenin' Blues - 3:47
 4. Cherry Red And Blue - 5:41
 5. Flip Flop - 5:27
 6. High Flyin' Mama - 5:04
 7. Right Away, Baby - 4:32
 8. Uncommon Trains - 8:23
 9. She Be Nice - 4:20

John Tenney was playing in a punk band in a San Francisco dive late nights while performing early evenings at the San Francisco Opera around the time that we were introduced. John is one of the greatest musicians with whom I have ever had the pleasure of performing. During my life, I have played with some fantastic fiddlers but none better than John. We have not performed together since this project; I miss him and hope to play music again with him soon. Whether adding a rhythm or a fill or a space, John’s musicianship is unequalled. Thank you, John. This recording would never have been made were it not for Scott Gordon. Scott insisted that he and I would perform together when we met for the first time. He brought recording equipment to several concerts and worked personally with the engineers at each venue. He made all the studio arrangements for the tunes we recorded in Petaluma. He mixed and mastered the project at his home and played drums on all tracks. Scott has a love and knowledge of music, particularly American jazz, that is incredible. Also, I strongly recommend that you not play Scottie ping-pong for any sort of money. Thank you, Scott.
Jeff Turner and I have known each other for quite a few years now. We worked together one season on “The City of Napa”, a paddle-wheeled riverboat that toured the wine country in Napa County, California. When we met, Jeff was playing electric bass in a surf band called “Pollo del Mar” (which means “Chicken of the Sea”). I entertained the tour groups that were bussed in to enjoy the paddle-wheeled cruises. Jeff’s mother, Barbre’, owned the boat and Jeff would help out in any capacity that was needed at the time. An ex-girlfriend of his, Natasha, told me that Jeff was an excellent bassist and suggested that we jam. After Jeff received a “real” bass as a gift from his cool Mom, he was drafted to play in my band (to the everlasting consternation of his first wife, Natasha) and he has become one of my favorite musicians and good friends ever since. Thank you, Jeff.
I must give extra credit to John Tenney, Julie Smolin, and Su Buchignani(Jumpin’ Bobcat fiddlers all at one time or another) for the “close harmony’ and “doubling” that you hear on the particularly fast pieces. The violin and harmonica are so different in so many ways and the arrangements crafted by John, Julie, and Su create a blend that is remarkable. John is the "lucky one" who plays fiddle on this CD. Thanks to all the folks at M. Hohner Inc. for the excellent harmonicas and support.

The Frill Is Gone

Earl T And The Tattered Hearts - Deuce

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 42:21
Size: 107,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bye, Bye Baby - 2:51
 2. I Ain't That Kinda Man - 3:59
 3. I Like It - 2:57
 4. Change My Ways - 3:21
 5. Tied and Twisted - 2:54
 6. Nick of Time - 3:49
 7. How Blue Can You Get - 3:25
 8. Shame, Shame, Shame - 3:17
 9. Baby, It's You - 3:57
10. Girl - 2:41
11. Thoughts - 5:21
12. Once There Was You - 3:48

Groove centric 21st century blues that has something for everyone.
The sophomore effort of Earl T and the Tattered Hearts delivers in the same manner as their debut album “Daddy’s Home” did in 2015. Great songs that serve the groove.
The rhythm section of Mike Lawson (drums) and Quentin Calva (bass) lay down a rock solid foundation for the guitars, keyboards, dobro, mandolin and vocals of Don Whitt and Earl T.
From the country blues of “Bye, Bye Baby” and the Mussel Shoals styled R&B of "Nick of Time” to the dark, brooding, cinematic “Thoughts” and the harmony rich love song “Once There Was You”, these guys deliver killer stuff with no fluff.


суббота, 6 августа 2016 г.

The Vicki Stevens Band - Ms. Vicki's In Town

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 54:50
Size: 127,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Female Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sweet Sweet Sweet Sweet - 3:46
 2. Ms. Vicki's in Town - 5:07
 3. Crazy 'bout My Baby - 4:27
 4. Sweet Thang - 4:36
 5. Big Room - 4:40
 6. More Bluise Please - 7:01
 7. Good Lovin' Tonight - 2:41
 8. Last Call - 4:11
 9. Kiss and a Hug - 6:09
10. Tell Me the Truth - 7:18
11. Bonus Track - 4:49

Soulful powerhouse vocals, soaring guitar virtuosity and solid lyrical songwriting makes The Vicki Stevens Band's debut album an instant and unique blues classic!
Ms. Vicki's Red-hot Blues (Review of her new CD, "Ms. Vicki's In Town") By Cory Frye, The Entertainer | Corvallis Gazette Times:
“MS. VICKI’S IN TOWN” heralds the cover marquee on The Vicki Stevens Band’s new CD, and that’s all the info you need. Jim Badalich’s beckoning bass bob throws the juke-joint doors wide open, and what pours loose, released from the stage, is a blues party smooth enough to guzzle from a broken glass.
Leading that sumptuous gait is the force for whom the group is named. Vicki Stevens, in the hallowed blues tradition, glows with indomitable confidence, like Big Mama Thornton and Muddy Waters before her. She’s larger than life itself, never bested, never beaten, and God help the fool who tries.
As a terribly wise soul once said, “It ain’t braggin’ if you can pull it off,” and as a belter supreme, the charismatic Ms. Vicki not only pulls it off, she turns it on, throws it down, kicks it out, then brings it on home. The woman runneth over with the goods.
What’s most refreshing about this collection — celebrated with a 9 p.m. barnburner Friday, March 2, at the Calapooia Brewing Co. in Albany — is the preponderance of original material, much of it scripted by harmonica snooter Bill “Froggy” Hyland, whose Sunday afternoon ’Pooia jams yielded this magnificent brew in 2008.
Blues slingers have always been known to lean heavily on a century-old repertoire (though the blood’s always fresh, vintage be damned), more homage to an American form than a continuation with fresh perspectives on concerns eternal: lyin’, cheatin’, lovin’, hurtin’ — ingredients that keep both the heart and jukebox fed.
Who knows how many quarters would have fallen for “Crazy ’Bout My Baby,” written by Dennis Monroe, wrangling an itch from his guitar that can only be satisfied with contact of the deliriously unprintable kind. He opens the skies and drains the clouds as Badalich and drummer Ron Rocci cling to the bump ’n’ grind all night.
(It’s complemented later by a companion number of sorts, Micky Shannon-Monroe’s “Good Lovin’ Tonight,” where Froggy saws hard and Rocci attempts hyper-drive. Since Micky is Dennis’ wife — and a fine singer too — I’ll accept that “Good Lovin’” vouches for “Crazy,” and crazy good lovin’ is the best.)
Dennis truly unburdens on the powerful “More Bluise Please,” Froggy’s modern tale of an age-old terror: the abusive man-child with a hair-trigger backhand. “The first time you hit me,” Ms. Vicki recalls, “I fell to my knees.” By the tone in her voice, however, we know it won’t be a repeating cycle for long.
Monroe evokes her pain and confusion as well as her lover’s rage and capacity for violence. Rocci’s drumming is tense, shrouding this house in horror; together the instrumentalists pull the song to its inevitable conclusion, Stevens leading the way.
The man stumbles into a room and finds himself facing the vocal end of a loaded .44. We watch it all transpire. The trembling hands. The quivering lip. Glistening eyes a-twinkle with a cocktail of hate and love. Will she. Won’t she. No matter. He finds the whole thing comical. Her retort is wordless, the last he’ll ever hear. For everyone involved, the seven-minute song is a staggering narrative achievement.
Mostly, however, The Vicki Stevens Band is dedicated to the exhilaration of playing music and whipping crowds into disciples. “Sweet Sweet Sweet Sweet” may be missing an extra “sweet,” ’cause it’s that tasty-fine. It’s chased by the title track, complete with Monroe and Froggy workouts on a precision drive that supports Stevens’ claim, “Every place we play our tunes, they always want us back.”
Soon they’re destined for that “Big Room,” a dream venue massive enough to contain what they deliver. Froggy comes in so low-boil hot on harmonica, dropping to meet that Monroe snarl, that I destroyed the CD packaging looking for a keyboard credit (sucker eludes me still).
But it’s no match for the fuzzy shadows in which Froggy lurks on the rockenfunk-laden “Tell Me the Truth,” where a more confident Ms. Vicki has a mess-around well in hand, requiring only a .38-caliber B.S. detector to administer justice (“When you come home tonight / I’m gonna blow some holes in you”).
Come for the sonic diversity; stay for the epic solos. May we all have the blues this bad.

Ms. Vicki's In Town

Tim Renwick - Vintage Blues Guitar

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 37:14
Size: 86,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mr Big Noise - 2:20
 2. Carolina - 2:48
 3. Mississippi Mist - 1:50
 4. Rolling Rock - 0:31
 5. Straight, No Chaser - 2:21
 6. What`s Up Doc? - 2:23
 7. Black Day At Jenkins Creek - 0:30
 8. Couldn`t Give a Tuppenny - 2:33
 9. Smooth Operator - 2:16
10. Rollin` & Tumblin` - 2:15
11. On the Road - 1:53
12. Shoe Shine Shuffle - 2:25
13. Swamp Thing - 2:39
14. Beer Buzz - 0:32
15. Jambalaya - 2:17
16. Southside Serenade - 2:23
17. B.B. Good - 2:19
18. Knee Trembler - 2:26
19. Couldn`t Give A Tuppenny (Reprise) - 0:27

A whole bunch of different blues grooves from Jugband to Jimi - blues ancient and modern (ish!). Tim turns his hand to things 12 bar and pentatonic!
This tribute to the blues is a selection of recordings previously unavailable to the public, tunes originally written for use as production music for Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers.

Vintage Blues Guitar

Tom Healey Band - Tough Dog

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 42:49
Size: 98,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Funky Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Uptown/Downtown - 4:56
 2. 3000 Reasons - 5:32
 3. Handcuffed - 5:38
 4. Dracula - 6:52
 5. City Like Marie - 3:07
 6. Tough dog - 2:43
 7. I Ain't Cryin - 4:58
 8. Thickly Women - 4:21
 9. Ever So Tightly - 4:37

The CD blends musical mastery with lyrical genius.Blues, funk, jump and rock make this a musical gumbo you just have to taste to believe. The Tom Healy Band's first CD, Pearl Street, was really good and Tough Dog is the natural progression of their music and well worth the the 6-year wait. First song on the CD, Uptown/Downtown, has you groovin' from the start! Handcuffed and Dracula are a little more soulful. When you get to the song Tough Dog, though, you'll be back up on your feet moving to the beat! Ever So Tightly is a perfect ending to this CD, highlighting the collective talent of this band,led by Healey's seductive vocals! If you aren't lucky enough to be able to hear this band in person, like I am, buy this CD -- you won't be sorry

Tough Dog

Ally Venable Band - No Glass Shoes

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 33:39
Size: 77,1 MB
Label: Connor Ray Music
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Trainwreck Blues - 3:08
 2. No Glass Shoes - 5:16
 3. Woke up This Mornin' - 5:03
 4. Wise Man - 4:10
 5. Messin' with the Kid - 3:06
 6. Too Much Too Soon - 3:54
 7. Downhearted Blues - 4:56
 8. Love Me Like a Man - 4:01

A totally rocking female Texas Blues Guitar slinger!
The 17 year old sensation from Texas, Ally Venable says “I think No Glass Shoes really shows the musicianship of my band as well as the guest artists that performed on this album,” Ally says about the new disc. “The songs on this CD really mesh well together and correspond differently in their own way. My goal for this album is to really connect with people and to let them know it’s okay to feel a certain way. I really cannot express enough gratitude to everyone that contributed to making this album possible.”
Ally Venable wrote all of the songs on No Glass Shoes, with the exception of the Junior Wells classic, “Messin’ with the Kid,” and the Bonnie Raitt hit, “Love Me Like a Man,” written by Chris Smither. Ally also composed new music to go with the lyrics of the Alberta Hunter chestnut, “Downhearted Blues.”
Houston-based Ally Venable and her band have been racking up critical accolades, including winning the East Texas Music Award last year for Blues Band and Ally for Female Guitarist of the Year. She also placed in the Top 10 of the under 20 years-old category at the 2015 and 2016 Dallas International Guitar Festivals.
As leader of the powerhouse Ally Venable Band, she’s ignited tremendous excitement for her musicianship and live performances on the local Houston music scene, with touring now expanded into the southwest region. Ally Venable started singing at an early age in church and in recent years picked up the guitar and found her true passion.
She was also voted the 2014 and 2015 East Texas Female Guitarist of the Year. Each of Ally’s bandmates excels on their respective instruments, too. Lead guitarist and keyboards player Bobby Wallace is a master at his craft and his years of experience enhance the band. Bassist Zach Terry brings his passion and energetic flair to every show. Self-taught drummer Elijah Owings brings a steady and dynamic sound to the band. He is the backbone of the Aly Venable Band’s rockin’ blues sound.

No Glass Shoes

пятница, 5 августа 2016 г.

John-Alex Mason - Jook Joint Thunderclap

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 42:26
Size: 98,2 MB
Label: Naked Jaybird Music, LLC
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. My Old Lonesome Home - 3:27
 2. Gone So Long (feat. Cody Burnside) - 3:32
 3. More Than Wind - 3:51
 4. Riding On (feat. Cody Burnside) - 4:59
 5. Rolled and Tumbled - 5:13
 6. Diamond Rain - 4:15
 7. Signifying Monkey - 4:54
 8. Free - 4:07
 9. Write Me A Few Of Your Lines - 4:24
10. Whisper - 3:40

It seems like ever since blues caught the attention of rock fans in the 1960s, its essence has drifted further and further away from its origins -- a basic, oftentimes one-person setup. But come the early 21st century, quite a few modern-day blues-rockers popped up who appeared hell-bent on returning blues-rock right back to the nitty-gritty. A case in point is John-Alex Mason and his 2011 release, Jook Joint Thunderclap. Serving as singer, guitarist, and drummer (the latter being a kick drum, to keep a basic beat), Mason calls on several guests to drop by and contribute djembe, balafon, and more traditional drums on a few tracks. However, the songs never drown in instrument overindulgence, as evidenced by such standouts as the rocking album-opener "My Old Lonesome Home" and the bare-bones "More Than Wind." And a couple of tracks ("Gone So Long" and "Riding On") include a guest appearance by R.L. Burnside's grandson, Cody Burnside, who offers some hip-hop rhymes. But don't worry, it all fits the songs fine -- no ill-advised attempts at trying to fit a square peg in a round hole here. In modern times, it appears as though most mainstream rock artists have forgotten about the charming quality of making an honest-to-goodness live-sounding recording. Thankfully, Mason hasn't forgotten, and uses it to his advantage throughout Jook Joint Thunderclap.

Jook Joint Thunderclap

Tin Pan Alley - Blue(s) Hour

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 58:05
Size: 133,5 MB
Label: Stormy Monday Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hamster Wheel - 3:18
 2. She’s Loving Money - 5:46
 3. Crossroads - 4:38
 4. No Place To Go - 7:01
 5. In The Fields - 5:39
 6. Bad Dreams - 4:32
 7. Junior’s Wailing - 3:51
 8. You Don’t Have To Lie (To Play The Blues) - 4:58
 9. Stormy Monday - 7:11
10. Whipping Post - 7:01
11. Maisy - 4:08

Sinds 2013 is zanger gitarist Werner Steiner de band Tin Pan Alley komen versterken na het vrijkomen van deze positie. De geschiedenis van deze band gaat veel verder terug, al in 1989 was er een oerversie van de toen onder de naam Tin Pan Alley Blues Band opererende formatie. Bassist Franz Schreiber, die in 1996 de band kwam versterken is heden ten dage het langst meespelende bandlid. Twee jaar later zou ook Albert Koch zich bij de band voegen, aanvankelijk alleen voor een opname voor een cd opname in verband met het 10 jarig bestaan van de band, maar de samenwerking beviel zo goed dat Koch een vast band lid zou worden. Wanneer in 2005 de drumkruk vacant is komt Alberts broer Helmut deze lege plek invullen.
In 2015 komt toetsenist Knut Maurer de band versterken en is de bezetting eindelijk weer compleet. Meer dan 20 jaar is deze bezetting ondertussen onderweg en kan Tin Pan Alley al flink wat highlights op zijn naam zetten. De band fungeerde diverse malen als back-up band voor blueslegende Louisiana Red en speelde op diverse grote festivals als het International Blues-Festival Kammgarn Kaiserslautern, Bluesfestival Leingarten en Blues & Jazzrallye Luxemburg, waarmee ze de poster deelden met o.a. Walter Trout en Michael Katon. Ondertussen is de band aan hun 4e cd toe, al eerder verschenen Live im Cotton Club (1998), Talking with the Blues (2001) en in 2009 Plug’n’play.
Met Blue(s)Hour maakt de band een flinke stap voorwaarts door het ruimte geven aan eigen repertoire op dit album. De cd trapt af met de stevig groovende shuffle Hamster Wheel van eigenhand. She’s Loving The Money begint met een meerstemmig gezongen intro en ontpopt zich tot een catchy, poppy gespeelde blues, waarin veel ruimte voor slidegitaar en een heerlijk vrolijk klinkende harpsolo. De eerste cover op dit album is Robert Johnson’s Crossroads met prima slidewerk van Steiner, die meerdere partijen in dit nummer dubt. Bijna zeven minuten duurt de zeer jazzy en met heel veel vaart gespeelde Charlie Daniels song No Place To Go. Het toetsenwerk van Mauer doet je denken aan de beste jaren van de Doors, en met de uitstekende drumpartijen van Helmut Koch is de amper zeven minuten durende track in no time voorbij. De zeer fraai klinkende gitaarriffs van Steiner sluiten perfect aan bij het harmonicaspel van Mauer. Een nummer met een geweldige opbouw die meteen een van de hoogtepunten van de plaat is. De instrumentaal gespeelde ballad In The Fields is wederom van eigen hand en heeft prachtig op elkaar aansluitende gitaar en harp lijnen, dat is wel de kracht van deze band. Met de toevoeging van Knut Maurer aan de band heeft Tin Pan Alley een uitstekende toetsenist binnen gehaald blijkt wel uit het nummer You Don’t Have To Lie. Deze zeer sfeervolle, met Fender Rhodes achtige toetsenspel ingevulde track heeft een mooie open structuur. Verrassend is de tempoversnelling in het sologedeelte, om weer terug te schakelen naar het originele tempo. Ook in Gregg Allmans Whipping Post heeft Maurer een bepalende rol, wederom moet je denken aan de Doors, maar ook herleven de klanken van een oud Farfisa orgel. Heerlijk stuwend drumwerk in dit nummer van Helmut Koch, die samen met Franz Schreiber op dit album voor een rete strakke bodem zorgt. De cd besluit met de eigen song Maisy, een swing vol breaks die uitmondt in een heerlijke funky solo. Met Blue(s)Hour op het Stormy Monday Records label heeft Tin Pan Alley een uitstekend album afgeleverd. Niet allemaal blues in de puurste zin van het woord, maar met muziek die net even verder gaat dan dat. /http://www.bluesnrootscorner.nl/cd-recensies/tin-pan-alley-blueshour/

Blue(s) Hour

четверг, 4 августа 2016 г.

Matthew Curry & The Fury - Electric Religion

 Released: 2013
Size: 98,1 MB
Time: 42:38
File: MP3 @ 320K/s
Styles: Blues-rock
Label: Self Released
Art: Full Art

Songs/Tracks Listing:
1.Love Me Right - 4:05
2.Set Me Free - 4:07
3.Six String Broken Heart - 4:13
4.Put One Over - 3:50
5.Hundred Dollar Friend - 4:09
6.J.M.H. - 3:48
7.Genevieve - 4:20
8.Bad Bad Day - 6:36
9.Down The Line - 4:15
10.Louanna - 3:11

Matthew Curry - Lead Guitar,songwriter,Lead Vocals
Greg Neville - Drums
Jeff Paxton - Bass
Erik Nelson - Keyboard

Matthew Curry and The Fury deliver energized blues and blues rock. At age16, Matthew is already a veteran performer, he astonishes audiences with his blazing guitar playing, original songs, and soulful voice.
Matthew Curry is an Exciting New Artist whose Rock music is based in Electric Blues, Rock & Roll, and Southern Rock with flavors of Country, Soul and R&B added for spice! His guitar playing has garnered RAVE reviews from ALL OF THE WORLD and is only surpassed by his SOULFUL RICH VOCALS! Building on the great American styles of Blues, Rock & Roll, Country and all the music that has come from them, Matthew Curry blends them into his own style and future.
Often referred to as a cross between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, Matthew Curry is a triple-charged musician in his own right and amping up the blues scene.
Blues legend Bryan Lee says, “Hurry to hear Matthew Curry, he is the real deal! He plays from his heart, soul and mind.”
MCTF’s second CD, "Electric Religion" features original songs co-composed by Matthew Curry and The Fury. Already a veteran performer, Matthew has played with the greats since the start - jamming regularly with Tommy Castro,Coco Montoya, Bernard Allison, Bryan Lee, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Matthew Curry’s first CD, "If I Don't Got You" received high marks in the IBC, and the International Songwriting Competition. Matthew was also one of five international finalists in Ampeg’s “Straight-Up Tone” competition. MCTF have played major summer festivals included the Blues, Brews & BBQ’s (Champaign, IL) the Merchant Street Music Festival (Kankakee, IL) Mississippi Valley Blues Festival (Davenport, IA) Prairie Dog Blues Festival (Prairie du Chien, WI) the Ride Festival (Telluride, CO) and the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR . They returned to the Ride Festival July 12 and 13, 2013. MCTF recently played at the Chicago Blues Festival.
Matthew Curry is a 2013 inductee into the prestigious Brotherhood of the Guitar sponsored by Guitar Center, Ernie Ball, and Fender. Blues Blast Magazine nominated Matthew Curry in 2011 for an unprecedented three awards: Best Debut CD, Sean Costello Rising Star, and Best Blues song. Songs from “If I Don’t Got You” received major air play around the US, Australia, Argentina, Spain, Belgium, and the UK. In 2012 "High Water Everywhere" was featured on the House of Blues Radio Hour Emerging Artists. “If I Don’t Got You” is one of NPR’s “5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing” in their Heavy Rotation. With Matthew’s mature vocals, range of guitar sounds and solid arrangements, “Electric Religion” is sure to receive popular and critical acclaim.
Matthew Curry & The Fury enjoy performing Matthew's original songs but also covering classic blues tunes in Matthew's unique style: hot guitar, great grooves, and backed by a pro band. MCTF has opened for Kenny Wayne Shepard and Sonny Landreth. Larger venues see Matthew Curry & The Fury include an expanded band comprised of horns (trumpet/saxophone/trombone) and background vocals.

Electric Religion

Lee Delray - Brand New Man

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 49:58
Size: 116,6 MB
Label: Jac Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Meet My Maker - 4:56
 2. I'll Play the Blues for You - 5:26
 3. First String Man - 3:50
 4. Blues Came Callin' - 6:42
 5. Love Line - 4:38
 6. Cookin' in My Kitchen - 5:21
 7. Hollar - 4:36
 8. Gotcha - 4:35
 9. Mine All Mine - 5:02
10. Yesterday's Tears - 4:47

This release is a trip through the timeline of the Blues. Where it is...Where it came from... And WHERE IT COULD GO!/http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/leedelray2/

Brand New Man

понедельник, 1 августа 2016 г.

Michael Burks - I'm A Bluesman

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 50:34
Size: 116,7 MB
Label: Iron Man Music
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. What Are You Doin' To Me - 3:55
 2. Home Of The Blues - 3:34
 3. Love Disease - 3:21
 4. Sara Smile - 4:01
 5. Broken Wing Woman - 4:30
 6. I Didn't Take Your Woman - 3:33
 7. You Ain't Slick - 4:08
 8. Blues Will Never Die - 4:04
 9. My Little Girl - 5:02
10. Game Two Can Play - 5:40
11. That's What I Am - 3:02
12. Raised Up In Arkansas - 5:37

It is with great pleasure that Iron Man Records proudly presents “I’m A Bluesman” by the late and beloved Michael “Iron Man” Burks. The recording is very representative of the talents that firmly established Michael in the blues circuit as he was obviously destined for stardom. Just sample a few of the clips and It won't take long to understand why he became an international blues star.

I'm A Bluesman