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пятница, 30 сентября 2016 г.

Joanne Shaw Taylor - Wild

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 49:18
Size: 113,6 MB
Label: Axehouse Music Ltd.
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dyin' To Know - 2:58
 2. Ready To Roll - 4:05
 3. Get You Back - 3:47
 4. No Reason To Stay - 4:46
 5. Wild Is The Wind - 7:07
 6. Wanna Be My Lover - 5:07
 7. I'm In Chains - 3:49
 8. I Wish I Could Wish You Back - 3:58
 9. My Heart’s Got A Mind Of It’s Own - 4:30
10. Nothin' To Lose - 3:35
11. Summertime - 5:30

Joanne Shaw Taylor has given further details on her upcoming fifth album Wild.
The follow-up to 2014’s The Dirty Road will launch on September 30 and was recorded in Nashville with producer Kevin Shirley – and features members of Joe Bonamassa’s band.
Taylor says: “Recording at Grand Victor Studios was incredibly inspiring – it’s quite the legendary studio. Dolly Parton cut Jolene and I Will Always Love You here – and Chet Atkins worked here.
“Basically, if there was a hit record out of Nashville, it was made here. I am very proud of this album, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Wild will be released on CD, deluxe CD, heavyweight vinyl and deluxe 2LP. It’s available for pre-order from Taylor’s website.
Taylor is currently on the road and will support Bonamassa on his Salute To The British Blues Explosion tour this summer, and hook up with Glenn Hughes for a run of dates later this year.


Phil Gates - The Twelve Rhythms

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 62:31
Size: 144,0 MB
Label: Spectra Music Group
Styles: Blues Funk/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. New Kinda Funky -  3:48
 2. We Are The Ones -  4:51
 3. Your Needs Were More -  3:26
 4. Honey Hush -  5:44
 5. You Want Me -  4:12
 6. You Cannot (Feat. Eric Gales) -  4:29
 7. We're Together -  4:41
 8. We Havin? Us (Feat. Kenny Neal) -  4:58
 9. Turn Me Up -  4:37
10. The Machine (Feat. Kenny Neal) -  3:52
11. Let Yourself -  6:41
12. I Love The Way (Feat. Poncho Willaims, Rob Mullins) - 11:07

Phil Gates releases his new album 'The Twelve Rhythms' featuring his popular single 'New Kinda Funky'. Phil mixes a combination of Blues, Soul, Funk and Rock to showcase his influences and to give each fan something to love.

The Twelve Rhythms

Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice - Acid Blue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 60:08
Size: 145,9 MB
Label: Fantasy
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Peacock Alley - 4:25
 2. Sign Language - 3:00
 3. Always A First Time - 6:22
 4. Smoothin' For Lester - 5:44
 5. Who Do You Think You're Foolin' - 6:00
 6. Someday After Awhile (You'll Be Sorry) - 5:23
 7. Bottoms Up - 3:25
 8. I Can Do This All Night Long - 6:21
 9. Tuff Guy - 4:05
10. Rock Me Baby - 6:00
11. Cool Mambo - 4:09
12. Keep On Tryin' - 5:08

This is a new kind of music invented by Greg Piccolo who plays sax, guitar, vocals, and composes his own music, from A-Z. From a moving rendition of Freddie King's "Someday After Awhile" in which his guitar phrasing is pure Piccolo to his original "Tuff Guy" a rousing stomp in the vein of his earlier masterpiece "Dressed Up To Get Messed Up" (1984) this is an exciting style never heard before. Even the latin rhythmed Sonny Stitt sax classic "Cool Mambo" and Illinois Jacquet's "Bottom's Up" puts such new energy into old music you'd think they were written just yesterday, as he also breaths life into Lester Young with an improviseed "Smoothin' with Lester". Piccolo's vocals are signature, a subtle instrument.
Obviously he couldn't have made this music in his 25 year gig with Roomful of Blues, though you could hear it coming as far back as 1984. By ramping down to a smaller combo his individual energies can finally surface to define his virtuosity in a new genre known as "Pic Music" though the Fantasy Label called it "Acid Blues".

Acid Blue

четверг, 29 сентября 2016 г.

David M'ore - From the Other Side of the River

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 39:19
Size: 90,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Sun Ain't Shining - 3:35
 2. Foxy Lady - 6:19
 3. Seafood Soup - 3:19
 4. Right Back On You - 4:49
 5. From   the   Other   Side   of   the   River - 4:53
 6. Come Home - 3:29
 7. Shame Shame Shame - 5:41
 8. Going High - 4:08
 9. You Are Not Good - 3:02

A mystical guitar player with explosive guitar pyrotechnic attack, raspy vocals, and high energy fueled Blues-Rock tunes. If you are looking for Passion, Blood, and Fire this is it!  David   M'ore , a man and his guitar.
David   M'ore's  second album  From   the   Other   Side   of   the   River  has a release date of 2009. The music is sure to please guitar fans. Most songs are originals, but  David  does include a Kenny Wayne Shepherd and a Jimi Hendrix cover. His band is a trio and the rhythm section consists of bass and drums, laying a foundation for  David  to lay down tasty guitar riffs. I spun the disc numerous times and it gets better each listen. A few blues shuffle type songs are included and are among my favorites on the the album. The first of them is "Seafood Soup," which has an in your face guitar solo with elements of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and even Ritchie Blackmore. Another blues shuffle is "Come Home" that showcases speed.The two cover tracks are both very, very good. The Hendrix cover "Foxy Lady" is arranged (and spelled) differently than the original. Instead of just running through Jimi's version  M'ore  adds his own signature in the introduction, instrumental section, and conclusion. The jam section is nicely done with a good a rhythmic pattern, feedback, and soloing. Even more to my liking is  David's  rendition of "Shame Shame Shame." A nice slow blues number with string bending that penetrates through the body to the bone. An impressive song is one three instrumentals, which is the title track, " From   the   Other   Side   of   the   River ."  David  explores several different moods. One of things I liked about this song is that it is clear reflection of  David's  guitar style. He demonstrates his handle on both lead guitar and rhythm guitar, his originality tied in with retro-rock tendencies, along with his ability to play clean straight forward guitar, and then shifting to wild wah-wah and vibrato. Another instrumental song, "Going High," is a solid hard rocking guitar workout.If you're a fan of excellent guitar playing, enjoy hard rock that strays towards the blues rather than heavy metal, then you'll cherish  David   M'ore's  expressive and explosive guitar attack.  David  gives plenty of workout to his vibrato bar, and wah-wah with excellent results. That's what  From   the   other   Side   of   the   River  is all about.  David   M'ore , a man and his guitar.

From  the Other Side of the River

The John Earl Walker Band - People Are Talkin

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 49:58
Size: 114,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. People Are Talkin - 4:32
 2. It's All Up To You - 7:59
 3. Introductory Plan - 3:34
 4. I Got A Feelin - 4:45
 5. Lyin And Cheatin - 3:21
 6. Too Sad To Weep - 5:59
 7. Pretty Baby - 4:12
 8. I Still Got It Bad - 5:18
 9. Little Girl - 3:26
10. Welcome Back Mr. Blues - 6:47

Sum great orignal rockin' blues, feauturing tasty & electrifying guitar, harmonica, and keyboards.
John Earl Walker’s latest release, People Are Talkin\' (Walkright Music), features more of the same of their hard-edged blues/rock sound, but this time there’s more of a blues edge to the proceedings. Walker, who has toiled for many years on the New York music scene, seems to have found the right combination on this release. His guitar work is just outstanding, particularly on selections like “It’s All Up To You,” and “Introductory Plan”, and his gruff vocals are what the doctor ordered on tracks like the title cut, “Introductory Plan,” “Lyin’ and Cheatin’,” and “Too Sad To Weep.”
The band, including Peter Harris on bass, Bobby Infante on drums, Joey Tremelo on guitar, Johnny Byrne on harmonica, and Gene Cordew on keyboards provide steady and dependable backing for Walker. Although all the tracks have their merits, Walker saved the best for last with “Welcome Back Mr. Blues,” a nearly seven minute blues tour de force with plenty of powerful blues guitar that you hate to hear come to an end. Fans of blues/rock will really love this one.

People Are Talkin

The John Earl Walker Band - I'm Leavin' You

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 48:22
Size: 111,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gonna Miss Me - 5:26
 2. I'm Leavin' You - 4:52
 3. I Put You First - 2:55
 4. My First Guitar - 5:25
 5. I Turn To You - 4:52
 6. Second Hand Man - 4:15
 7. Sad Sad Day - 5:01
 8. Treat Me Right - 4:46
 9. The Last Time - 6:36
10. My Baby's Got Plans - 4:11

An eclectic blend of Rockin', Electric, Funky Guitar Blues from one of New York's finest guitar players. Hot guitar served up right for you, just the way you like it.
Guitarist, lyricist, and vocalist John Earl Walker became enamored with the blues at age 13, after being exposed to records by legendary guitarists of the genre such as Albert King, Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, and Freddie King. By his 16th birthday, Walker had already begun playing guitar at local events and in clubs whenever possible. In 1967 he formed the blues-rock band the Plastic People, which included bassist Pete Harris and guitarist Joey Tremelo. Three years later the Plastic People changed their name to Plum Nelly, recorded several albums for Capitol Records in the mid-'70s, and gained national exposure opening shows for B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Alice Cooper, and Iggy Pop, to name just a few. Following the breakup of Plum Nelly in 1976, Walker formed the first of several incarnations of the John Earl Walker Band. The most stable lineup was initiated in 1990 when former Housepainters drummer Bobby Infante was added, joining Harris, Tremelo, and Walker. They released their debut CD, I'm Leaving You, in 2002, followed by Little Miss Perfect and People Are Talkin' two years later. All three discs are available on the New York-based Orchard label.

I'm Leavin' You

Krzak - Blues Rock Band

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1980
Time: 75:16
Size: 172,5 MB
Label: Metal Mind Productions (2005)
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blues E-dur - 6:46
 2. Lidek - 1:42
 3. Czakus - 3:55
 4. Chwile z B - 2:08
 5. Dla Fredka - 5:42
 6. Skalki - 2:48
 7. Latka - 1:30
 8. Blues H-moll czyli smuteczek - 6:20
 9. Przewrotna samba - 5:28
10. Dzemowa maszynka - 5:19
11. Winter Rock - 5:48
12. Requiem dla Jaszczura - 8:31
13. Walc - 5:06
14. Acik - 3:40
15. Ptak moich marzen - 6:08
16. Kolysanka dla Maciusia - 4:19

The band KRZAK was first formed in 1973 by Jan Bledowski, but in the first configuration the band didn't last very long and din't have much of a success. In 1975 Jan Bledowski re-formed the band and in the new configuration the band started gaining some momentum. However it took five years for them to see their first album published. But what an album it was. Recorded live in September of 1979, then re-processed in a studio, finally came out in 1980 and by 1981 it had a status of "Gold Record". The first 10 tracks on this CD re-edition are those included on the original vinyl version. The additional 6 bonus tracks are from two different studio sessions for Polish Radio in Katowice.
In 2005 a CD with the same live recordings from 1979, but in their original, un-processed versions (and with a few more tracks which were not included on the 1980 album) was published under very similar name, "Krzak - Blues Rock Band Live". If you are interested, that may be coming soon...
Now a quote with some additional information I found on some website called www.myspace.com
KRZAK is a phenomenon on a global scale – as a band playing instrumental music, it was one of the most popular rock groups in Poland of the early 80s. Their recordings have resisted the passage of time and their concerts still win acclaim both with audiences and critics. A triumphant comeback after 20 years of quiet was broken by the death of a co-founder and bass player, Jerzy Kawalec in 2003. KRZAK has had several records with the gold album status. Another achievement has been the reissue of eight of their albums, which were released by Metal Mind in 2005-2006. In 2006 Krzak successfully started giving concerts again, with Krzysztof Scieranski - a bass soloist well-known in the whole of Europe/

Blues Rock Band

среда, 28 сентября 2016 г.

Jimmy Joe's Band - Maybe More Than One

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 54:10
Size: 126,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. That's the way, many love affairs go - 5:39
 2. The thrill is gone - 5:49
 3. I ain't got the key, no more - 5:52
 4. Mother in law - 6:12
 5. Steamroller blues - 5:49
 6. I loved another woman - 5:58
 7. Chasmatrans - 4:49
 8. The wind cries Mary - 5:56
 9. Wild women - 3:07
10. Maybe more than one - 4:55

An Italian rock-blues trio that’s revealing itself as a real surprise! They show impeccable style on traditional songs and their own compositions, always remaining fresh and lively. The guitar is smooth and inspired, recalling Texan blues guitarists. Static moments are few during these 12 tracks of 12-Bar blues, and there’s a clear indication of Jimmy Joe’s knowledge of blues rock (praised by Bruce Iglaurer). Jimmy Joe (born in 1969) is a modest, quiet, almost shy character who turns into a sort of musical Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde…he's the demon of the blues. This band shows constant skill and creativity, together with convincing imagination and unquestionable musicality.

Maybe More Than One

Adrian Galysh - Into The Blue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 40:27
Size: 93,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Let Your Hammer Ring - 4:11
 2. Barstool Monarchy - 3:27
 3. Unloveable Me - 3:34
 4. Messin' with the Kid - 5:09
 5. Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) - 4:53
 6. The War - 3:43
 7. Who Am I to Say? - 5:25
 8. Further on up the Road - 3:46
 9. Why Am I Singing the Blues? - 6:15

Renowned guitarist Adrian Galysh will release his fifth solo album Into The Blue on May 25, 2016, featuring nine blues-rock tracks with guitar and vocals that take the West Coast guitarist into an entirely new musical direction.
Produced and recorded by Galysh in Los Angeles, Into The Blue draws heavily on the guitarist's '70s-era influences. Galysh shares vocal duties with powerhouse vocalist Kacee Clanton, known for her soulful work with Joe Cocker, Luis Miguel, Beth Hart, and Janis Joplin's band, Big Bother and The Holding Company.
And while Into The Blue is an all-vocal blues-rock affair, fans of Galysh's guitar-centric style will enjoy this very guitar-driven record. The album also features special guest performances by studio session ace Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), who plays on Galysh's energetic version of the Junior Wells classic "Messin' With The Kid," and chicken picker Johnny Hiland, who takes a string- and mind-bending guest solo on Bobby Blue Bland's "Further On Up The Road."
The album's rhythm section is rounded out by the stellar and authentic blues talents of drummer Joey Heredia (Stevie Wonder, Tribal Tech), and bassist Paul Loranger (Eric Sardinas).
"Playing blues guitar needs to be a concise statement, and requires simple, good tone," said Galysh. "Into The Blue offers just that - blues-inspired songs that are straightforward in their arrangement, sound, and instrumentation. I didn't want to waste a single phrase, and wanted to ensure that every solo reflects the song's feel and intent."
Praised by artists like Jennifer Batten and outlets like Power Play Magazine, Galysh has a successful trajectory spanning four previous solo albums and numerous collaborations and performances with industry giants like Uli Jon Roth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Mike Keneally, George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, and many more.

Into The Blue

пятница, 23 сентября 2016 г.

Peter Karp (and the Roadshow Band with Mick Taylor) - The Turning Point

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 52:17
Size: 119,7 MB
Label: BackBender 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 - drums, percussion
Mick Taylor spent a 15-hour session in the studio playing on Karp's second CD, "The Turning Point".

An intriguing roots-based folk and blues songwriter, singer, guitarist, and keyboard player, Peter Karp spent his childhood split between Leonia, NJ, and a trailer park in Enterprise, AL, eventually breaking into the local music scene in New York as a teen with They Came from Houses, a genre-mixing art-blues-punk outfit. Karp walked away from both the band and a contract offer from Polygram Records and spent the next decade traveling and raising a family. He attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ and film school at New York University, but left both institutions without obtaining a degree. He opened his own production company, Total Picture, in Manhattan before returning to performing in the late '90s with the Roadshow Band. Karp and the band released a show set in 2000, Live at the American Roadhouse, followed by Roadshow in 2002. Karp signed with Backbender Records in 2004 and The Turning Point, which featured ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, appeared that same year. He moved to Blind Pig Records and released Shadows and Cracks in 2007. He currently splits his time between Nashville and New Jersey. Karp teamed with Sue Foley for a joint album entitled, He Said, She Said for Blind Pig. It was released in March of 2010.

The Turning Point

Ruben Hoeke Band - Sonic Revolver

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 50:27
Size: 115,7 MB
Label: Butler Records
Styles: Rock/Hard Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. That's the Boogie - 3:42
 2. Pet the Fat Cat (Milk Her Sugar) - 3:15
 3. A Naked Phrase - 4:13
 4. Cyanide Fire - 4:47
 5. Liar, Liar (Panties on Fire) - 3:44
 6. Hour-E-Cow - 3:52
 7. Proof of Monsters - 4:34
 8. Fresh from Mother - 3:39
 9. Selling To Sell - 3:35
10. C-C-C-C-C-C-Come on! - 4:26
11. Belltower - 3:41
12. Live Today - 5:06
13. Time - 1:48

Paul Brandsen – Bass
Eric Hoeke – Drums
Ruben Hoeke – Gitaar
Lucas Pruim – Zang

Op vrijdag 23 september komt het nieuwe album Sonic Revolver van de Ruben Hoeke Band uit op Butler Records. Om de release van het nieuwe album te vieren geeft Ruben Hoeke op dezelfde dag een release show in Paradiso, Amsterdam.
Ruben Hoeke kun je plaatsen in het rijtje muzikanten die de Nederblues en Rock naar een hoger niveau hebben getild. 2016 is sowieso nu al een opwindend jaar voor de ervaren gitarist/songwriter. Niet alleen is de samenstelling van zijn band veranderd (naast Ruben en bassist Paul Brandsen ook broer Eric Hoeke op drums en nieuw talent Lucas Pruim op zang), er is ook een nieuw album opgenomen. Op deze vierde schijf van de Ruben Hoeke Band staan de Blues-Rock/R&B wortels nog stevig in de grond maar maken Hard Rock, Soul en Pop ook een groot onderdeel uit van het zompige en stampende totaalgeluid. Het levert pakkende en vlammende songs op waarin de veelzijdigheid van zijn spel en de zangkunsten van nieuwe ‘partner in crime’ Lucas Pruim spetterend naar voren komen. De release van het toepasselijk getitelde ‘Sonic Revolver’ zal gepresenteerd worden op 23 september in Paradiso, Amsterdam.

Sonic Revolver

Husky Burnette - Ain't Nothin' But A Revival!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 46:34
Size: 107,5 MB
Label: Rusty Knuckles
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Best I Can - 3:56
 2. Kick Rocks - 4:11
 3. 36 Degrees - 4:47
 4. Pay by the Hour - 6:50
 5. Chicken Grease - 2:00
 6. Southbound / High Head - 3:45
 7. Dog Me Down - 4:42
 8. Busted Flat - 4:02
 9. See, I Moan the Blues - 4:26
10. When My Train Comes - 4:08
11. Dirty Getting' Down - 3:41

Pushing 300 bills, living and dying off of junk food and cigarettes, apt to have a damn seizure right there in front of you, Husky Burnette isn’t some singer/songwriter looking to entertain your town’s upper crust as they dine on chef-prepared meals in a local listening room. This is a one man wrecking crew shack shaking country blues force of nature that like a hurricane churning out in the gulf, once he gets wound up and momentum behind his back he may you put you through a wall or cause permanent brain damage, but that’s all part of the fun. This ain’t tinkly music for namby pambies, so best strap it up, synch it down, and hold on for dear life because Husky Burnette is barreling down on your ass with some deep blues mojo with a punk attitude, a truckload of tone, and a tendency to tell it like it is no matter the collateral damage or tender ears within the splash zone. Come hard, or get the hell out of the way.
No ladies and gentlemen we’re not talking about the sissy blues some local band plays to spell the Karaoke machine on Wednesday nights. We’re talking about the deep blues emanating from the North Mississippi Hill Country that gave rise to the Fat Possum boys like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, and emerges from the muddy Mississippi ground like a Hoodoo apparition screaming its pain and damnation, and exorcising its demons through rattling chains and sinister growls.
Husky once was the lead guitar player for country songwriter Roger Alan Wade, and has shared a stage with the likes of Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, and Leon Russell. But when he opens his mouth and rakes those guitar strings, all you hear is blues, and a punishing groove that puts you right in that place of full musical immersion.
husky-burnette-aint-nothin-but-a-revivalFor his latest record Ain’t Nothin’ But a Revival, Husky gets downright evil with it, but shows incredible breadth from the various version of the blues he covers. Possibly his most diverse record yet, Husky starts with the blues/ punk /metal sludgy grove and tone-heavy songs that have been his signature over the years, but then finds the loungy, smoky style of Tom Waits on “Pay By The Hour” and “Dog Me Down,” and a surprisingly artful, but still ragingly authentic a capella number called “Chicken Grease.” Then “Southbound / High Head” might be one of the hardest songs he’s recorded—more punk metal than blues—and Husky then strips it all down in the acoustic “Busted Flat.” If nothing else, the 10 Husky-penned songs of Ain’t Nothin’ But a Revival show the variety of knowledge and aptitude of skill Husky brings to the blues.
Helping Burnette bring the pain on the effort are quite a few notable contributors, including Col. JD Wilkes of Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers on harmonica, Andy Gibson (Hank3) who plays a little guitar here and there and recorded/engineered/produced the effort with Husky, and the record was mastered by country singer and songwriter Sweet GA Brown. O’Neal Dover on drums and Yattie Westfield on bass round out the rhythm section, and Bethany Kidd contributes vocals to the song she wrote for the record, “Dog Me Down.”
The only weirdness on the record came with a strange audio anomaly on the song “36 Degrees,” and again on the guitar on “Busted Flat,” where it sounds like they tried to use some digital version of gated reverb that was reaching for the right idea to make the track have a lonesome feel, but ended up just sort of distorting the song. Aside from that though, this record sounds excellent and is alive and compelling throughout from the variety of composition.
And something that always surprises you with Husky Burnette is the quality of songwriting, even though it shouldn’t by now. You think of him first as the growling, guitar shredding monster of a bluesman, but his lyrics are no afterthought; they tower right up there with Husky’s ability to lay down a groove as one of his lasting assets.
You might feel like you’re spitting out shotgun pellets and parts of your teeth after listening to this record, but that’s what happens when you get a face full of the real deal. Ain’t Nothin’ But a Revival ain’t nothin’ but a blues explosion, and it’s a record with enough variety and surprises to call it one of Husky’s best yet.

Ain't Nothin' But A Revival!

пятница, 16 сентября 2016 г.

The Insomniacs - At Least I'm Not with You

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 56:15
Size: 129,5 MB
Label: Delta Groove
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lonesome - 3:24
 2. Broke and Lonely - 6:00
 3. Directly From My Heart To You - 3:29
 4. Maybe Sometime Later - 4:37
 5. At Least I'm Not With You - 3:28
 6. Root Beer Float - 3:54
 7. Hoodoo Man Blues - 6:14
 8. She Can Talk - 3:14
 9. Baby Don't Do It - 2:52
10. Angry Surfer - 3:16
11. Description Blues - 8:03
12. 20/20 - 3:42
13. Insomniacs Boogie - 3:56

The Insomniacs came blazing out of the gate with a big, bold West Coast blues sound that was as much R&B as it was jump blues and swing. Portland, OR is better known for its alt rock scene, but the Insomniacs have been burning up local clubs since they launched their career in 2007. They won that year's Muddy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Act, despite their retro feel, and their first album, Left Coast Blues, was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Debut. They follow their impressive premiere with this platter, an even more remarkable set written and recorded in just two days. The band is tight and divides the program between obscure covers and their own high-octane originals that show them as an original force to be reckoned with. "Description Blues," the most traditional-sounding tune, is a tale of infidelity, and Vyasa Dodson's tortured vocal is full of passion and frustration. Alex Shakeri's Hammond B-3 tales an extended solo that's both jazzy and blue followed by Dodson's workout on guitar, full of bent notes, long sustains, and lightning-fast runs. "Maybe Sometime Later" is a Howlin' Wolf-style Chicago blues, a slow, swampy groove with a sly sexy lyric. "She Can Talk" tips its hat to the teenage rockers of the '50s, a portrait of a foxy chick laying waste to the male population with her dazzling chatter while Shakeri's piano drops some Jerry Lee Lewis into the mix. "20/20" is a wry take on the phrase "20/20 hindsight," a loose, shuffling lament about lost love and regret; Dodson's guitar and Shakeri's B-3 supply the fireworks. "Angry Surfer" is an unexpected side trip featuring Dodson's blend of twangy surf guitar licks and Chicago blues guitar and Shakeri's boogie-woogie piano. The rhythm section supplies a backbeat with a Latin feel to add to the complications. The instrumentals the Insomniacs lay down are just as compelling as their songs. "Root Beer Float" is a showcase for Dodson's guitar and Shakeri's piano; it's a jump blues played at a high-speed tempo. Dodson avoids blues cliches by playing mostly on the bass strings of the guitar, giving his lines a fat, chunky, rhythmic feel; Shakeri's right hand takes care of the high end while the rhythm section adds dynamics with unexpected stops and starts. The closer, "Insomniacs Boogie," is a horn-driven jump tune with Jeff Big Dad Turmes' sax and Dodson's guitar kicking the tune into overdrive as the band waves an energetic good bye. The group also shines on the covers: "Broke and Lonely," a Johnny Otis/Johnny "Guitar" Watson tune, receives a ragged, countrified makeover, Little Richard's "Directly from My Heart to You" gets a greasy, New Orleans R&B treatment, and Junior Wells' "Hoodoo Man Blues" is a smoky remake with guest harmonica player Mitch Kashmar contributing a soulful solo that would do Wells proud.

At Least I'm Not with You

среда, 14 сентября 2016 г.

Johnny Adams - Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus: The Real Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 46:26
Size: 106,5 MB
Label: Zensor
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Imitation of Love - 4:32
 2. Still in Love - 3:42
 3. There Is Always One More Time - 3:43
 4. My Baby's Quit Me - 3:34
 5. She's Everything to Me - 3:36
 6. I Underestimated You - 4:43
 7. Blinded by Love - 5:52
 8. Prisoner of Life - 4:01
 9. The Night Is a Hunter - 4:38
10. No One - 4:00
11. The Real Me - 4:05

The late Doc Pomus was one of the top songwriters in the R&B/blues tradition while Johnny Adams was one of his favorite singers; their eventual matchup was quite logical. Pomus wrote a few new songs and worked with Adams on planning this Rounder CD up until his own death. Fortunately the project was not halted and resulted in an enjoyable set. Pomus' intelligent and universal lyrics perfectly fit Adams' style which features flawless enunciation and an ability to sincerely convey a wide range of emotions. With hornlines arranged by Red Tyler, occasional brief solos contributed by pianist Dr. John and guitarist Duke Robillard, and top notch singing by Johnny Adams, Doc Pomus' music is well served on a strong set of blues and ballads.

Johnny Adams

Christine Lakeland - Reckoning

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 46:42
Size: 107,0 MB
Label: LadyFingers Records
Styles: Americana/Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Black Cat - 4:07
 2. Always Something - 4:01
 3. To My Man - 3:35
 4. Who Knows - 3:50
 5. Good Faith - 5:51
 6. Listening To My Heart - 4:04
 7. On The House - 2:18
 8. Hard Day - 5:14
 9. I Must Be - 4:24
10. Storm Comin' On - 2:38
11. Ain't Love Funny - 3:49
12. On A Good Day - 2:46

Mrs JJ Cale - what's not to like. Soulful and relaxing then kicks in with a few boogie numbers. Altogether a great album for long walks and singing along.
I know she probably hates this comparison, but if you like J.J. Cale, this is the female version, and not just because they've been working together for decades. It makes me wonder how much she's influenced him, as much as the other way round. Great low key grooves in a bluesy rock. I've got almost all she's put out, except the earliest, and wish for more. Great road music.


Christine Lakeland - Fireworks

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1989
Time: 57:04
Size: 131,4 MB
Label: Loft Records
Styles: Americana/Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Details - 3:09
 2. Borrowed Time - 4:52
 3. The Kid - 3:52
 4. Dream Or Cry - 4:32
 5. My Baby Blues - 3:52
 6. Temptation - 3:51
 7. Let Me Give It To You - 2:40
 8. Everything Makes Me Nervous - 4:15
 9. Tar & Feathers - 3:02
10. Mr. Completely - 3:12
11. I Think I'm Losing My Mind - 4:21
12. Bad Habits - 3:18
13. Roll With It - 4:09
14. Movin' Blues - 3:52
15. Everything Is Ok - 4:01

Christine Lakeland (born July 11, 1954) is an American musician/songwriter. She was married to the late guitarist/songwriter J.J. Cale. She played on many of his albums and was a member of his band.She keeps on recording albums in parallel under her own name.


вторник, 13 сентября 2016 г.

Theodis Ealey - Headed Back To Hurtsville

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 37:25
Size: 88,4 MB
Label: Ichiban Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Old Time Blues - 5:38
 2. Headed Back To Hurtsville, Again - 4:28
 3. I'm The Man You Need - 4:22
 4. Life After Love - 4:21
 5. I Feel Good About Myself - 5:20
 6. I Wanna Be Your Friend - 5:10
 7. Love Is Necessary - 3:05
 8. Lil' Brown Eyes - 4:57

Blues singer, guitarist, and bandleader Theodis Ealey has earned his nickname as "the Bluesman Lover." Ealey first made his name working with some of the best names in the blues, but he's also won an avid following for his ribald R&B tunes about love and lovemaking. Ealey was born in Natchez, Mississippi in 1947. One of 11 children, Ealey learned to play guitar when he was four years old, after his older brother Y.Z. Ealey gave him his first lessons. About ten years later, the brothers were playing together in a band called Y.Z. Ealey & the Merrymakers, with the younger Ealey on bass and a third brother, Melwin Ealey, also in the lineup. About a year later, Ealey traded in the bass for a guitar and joined Eugene Butler & the Rocking Royals, another group that played in the Natchez region. Eager to see more of the world, Theodis Ealey joined the Air Force, and spent six years stationed in Hawaii. After he was discharged, Ealey spent some time in Oakland before settling down in Atlanta in the early '90s. He became a journeyman guitarist, and as his reputation grew, Ealey landed gigs backing up Little Milton, Richard "Dimples" Fields, Charles Brown, and Johnny Clyde Copeland. Now known as a first-class sideman, Ealey began stepping out as a frontman. It wasn't long before Ichiban Records took notice of Ealey's musical skills and signed him to a deal. Ealey's solo debut, Headed Back to Huntsville, was released in 1992, and three more albums would follow in the next six years. During this period, Ealey toured Europe several times. In 1994, Ealey won the Male Vocalist Top Star Award in San Francisco, and three years later he was named the Mo' Better Blues Male Artist of the Year in Atlanta. Ealey's run with Ichiban Records came to an end when the label went out of business, and he responded by launching his own label, IFGAM Records (standing for "I Feel Good About Myself"). His first album from IFGAM was 2002's It's a Real Good Thang, and that same year Ealey was introduced to the hip-hop audience when he appeared on the album On da Grind by Ghetto Mafia. In 2004, Ealey released the album Stand Up in It, and the title track, a playfully raunchy bit of bedroom advice, became a surprise hit single, spending 21 weeks on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and peaking at number one. Arriving in 2006, I'm the Man You Need and the collection Let Me Put the Head in It offered more double (or single) entendre blues and soul numbers as he gave his new fans just what they wanted. Ealey documented the fire of his road band and his skill as a guitarist and stage performer with the 2009 album Live. Released in 2013, You and I, Together mixed Ealey's sexy style with numbers that evoked the sound of vintage soul and classic country. ~ Linda Seida

Headed Back To Hurtsville

Dave Riley & Bob Corritore - Travelin' The Dirt Road

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 51:05
Size: 117,4 MB
Label: Blue Witch Records
Styles: Blues/Harp Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I'm Not Your Junkman - 4:13
 2. Travelin' The Dirt Road - 3:39
 3. Overalls - 4:24
 4. Come Here Woman - 7:38
 5. Let's Have Some Fun Tonight - 5:02
 6. My Baby's Gone - 5:37
 7. Voodoo Woman , Voodoo Man - 6:14
 8. Way Back Home - 6:44
 9. Doggone Blues - 5:30
10. Safe At Last - 1:59

Travelin' the Dirt Road is nothing more or less than two bluesmen -- harmonica player Bob Corritore and singer-guitarist Dave Riley -- and a handful of friends cutting loose on acoustic and electric blues. Even though all of the songs on Travelin' the Dirt Road are originals, Corritore and Riley are less interested in innovation than delving deeply into blues tradition. In a sense, the three primary elements, Riley's rich vocals, his stinging guitar work, and Corritore's lively harp work, share the stage together, delivering full-bodied arrangements. Lyrically, songs like "Let's Have Some Fun Tonight" and "My Baby's Gone" haven't traveled very far from the original blues' template: men love women, make love to women, and get left by women. Good times, it seems, are always followed by bad times, and while these cliches (and the sexism that comes with them) are sometimes difficult to take seriously, they -- the lyrics -- may be little more than an excuse to hear a singer like Riley wrap his vocal chords around them. Many of these songs run four, five, six, and even seven minutes, allowing Corritore and Riley plenty of space to jam. With the addition of bass, drums, a second guitar on many cuts, and an occasional piano, Travelin' the Dirt Road is a solid and enjoyable outing.

Travelin' The Dirt Road

Vince Converse - One Step Ahead

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 56:25
Size: 129,4 MB
Label: Lightyear
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. One Step Ahead - 5:08
 2. She Thing - 4:41
 3. Sleeper - 5:10
 4. Equality - 4:43
 5. Back To Baby - 3:50
 6. Recession Blues - 7:28
 7. Give It Everything You Got - 4:19
 8. Drown Yourself In The River - 4:30
 9. I Ain't Superstitious - 4:53
10. SNAFU - 3:23
11. Someone Else Instead - 4:46
12. Lonesome - 3:29

Another in a long line of electric blues guitarists influenced primarily by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan,  Vince   Converse  turns in a flawed but promising debut with  One   Step   Ahead . His vocals are a bit strained and wanting in power and soulfulness at times, and the musical backing could use a looser, funkier feel, but  Converse's  guitar work is stinging and evocative, suggesting that with time, he'll grow into a first-rate bluesman.

One Step Ahead

Black Mountain Prophet - Tales From The South

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 49:58
Size: 117,9 MB
Label: Grooveyard Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Feel Good Mama - 3:22
 2. Lay That Bottle Down - 3:45
 3. Whiskey Don't Make Me Cry - 4:29
 4. Milk Skin Woman - 3:46
 5. Bad Women - 4:47
 6. Brandy - 4:18
 7. Front Porch Company - 6:08
 8. Where's My Woman - 5:35
 9. My Baby Don't Love Me - 5:17
10. Alone In The World - 4:29
11. Mercy - 3:55

Whiskey soaked rocking tunes that are well written, mixed  in a sonic brew of emotion making, 'Tales From The South' the sophomore release from the Kentucky/Tennessee Based blues rock outfit, Black Mountain Prophet, a keeper. Jarrod England on lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitar on the right speaker, slide guitar, harmonica and percussions. Bob Watkins (Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies) on guitar, Brian Witty on bass and Chris Hardesty on drums. The new album is drenched in a deep southern fried blues vibe that draws you in without any resistance. It's that type of album one might find in the back stock room of some funky old down south record shop. You'd pick it up, dust it off, put it on the player, drop the needle and hear something you may have heard before. As is evident of the first two tracks, the slide heavy, swamp boogie rocker, "Feel Good Mama", that packs one hell of a bite. Followed up by the freight train rocker, "Lay Down The Bottle", will make you think, wow... i've heard these songs before... but you haven't, but damn, it sounds so familiar. That is the overall vibe I got right off the bat. Other album highlights include the laid back country flavored, "Whiskey Don't Make Me Cry", the down and dirty swagger of "Milk Skin Woman". While "Brandy" has that Allman Bros meets Little Feet flair. "Front Porch Company" is cool as well with its deep south acoustic charm. Black Mountain Prophet really play to your emotions on this effort and after playing the album through you are thinking: wow that blew me away, I need to play this again! The sound fits the songs perfectly.  All told, if you like no-nonsense blues based rock with both conviction and diversity, you can't go wrong with 'Tales From The South' a recording that is drenched in a deep blues southern flavored sound. Making for one serious gumbo and a listen that will certainly make you hungry for more! There's nothing missing here, in my opinion. Black Mountain Prophet has got it all: heart, swagger and soul in glorious abundance. I enjoyed ,'Tales From The South' immensely.

Tales From The South

понедельник, 12 сентября 2016 г.

Hangman - Indian Summer

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 46:03
Size: 106,0 MB
Label: CD-Maximum (2001)
Styles: Hard Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Holy Mother - 5:53
 2. Sunshine - 5:34
 3. She's Gone - 5:37
 4. Always - 4:15
 5. Breathe - 4:18
 6. Ghost of My Love - 4:02
 7. Devotion - 2:58
 8. Hands Off The Gun - 4:42
 9. Shallow Love - 3:27
10. Deeper - 5:12

Kaid - vocals;
Gary Morris - guitars;
Drew Slater - bass;
Phil Carter - drums.


Indian Summer

Abel James - Swamp Thing

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 46:28
Size: 106,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Americana/New Orleans Blues/Funky Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Swamp Thing - 5:21
 2. Don't Wait for the Morning - 2:36
 3. Forever Changed - 3:57
 4. It's You - 2:52
 5. Live While I'm Alive - 5:12
 6. Voodoo Queen - 4:16
 7. My Greatest Fear - 4:17
 8. Vulture - 2:44
 9. Can I Get You - 2:43
10. Particular Man - 4:06
11. Love You 'Til I'm Dead - 3:58
12. Thank God for the Blues - 4:21

Original tunes by multi-instrumentalist Abel James and Denny Hemmingson, bandleader of the Tim McGraw Band. A retro-blend of Rock, Americana, and New Orleans Blues/Funk with big vocals, swampy grooves, and honkin' horns.

Swamp Thing

четверг, 8 сентября 2016 г.

David Raitt & Jimmy Thackery - That's It!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 56:35
Size: 130,1 MB
Label: Blue Rock'It Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I'd rather be blind, crippled, and crazy - 3:44
 2. Tell me - 3:48
 3. Me - 4:54
 4. Same thing - 4:32
 5. How many more years - 4:54
 6. Seven days - 3:19
 7. Watch your back - 5:42
 8. It takes time - 3:48
 9. Cheaper to keep her - 3:48
10. That's it - 5:47
11. Driving wheel - 3:36
12. Dirty and in love - 3:32
13. Cold heart - 5:07

Combining the Vocal talents Of David Raitt (Bonnie's brother) with the explosive guitar of Jimmy Thackery, this is modern Blues/R&B at it's finest.
This Cd is a package of pure, modern blues/r&b, joy. Having know each other since they were kids David Raitt and Jimmy Thackery decided it was time to join forces and see what they could do in the sudio together. These recordings not only feature David's wonderful vocal skills and Jimmy's explosive guitar work but also some fine song writing by both. As a special bonus there is the guest appearance of David's sister Bonnie Raitt helping with vocals on two tracks. Add powerful rhythm and horn sections and, well, "That's it!"

That's It!

среда, 7 сентября 2016 г.

Cub Koda & The Point - Noise Monkeys

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 43:34
Size: 100,7 MB
Label: J-Bird Records
Styles: Blues/Rockabilly/Rock & Roll
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Fast Food-Slow Death - 3:13
 2. Look At That White Girl Dance - 2:50
 3. Pusherman Of Love - 3:52
 4. Next Time - 2:42
 5. He Couldn't Say No - 2:46
 6. Forty Days - 3:14
 7. Spit It On The Floor - 3:50
 8. Yommo Yommo ... Yow! - 3:46
 9. Nicotine & Caffeine - 4:07
10. The Fang - 2:56
11. Intro to Double Mirror - 0:30
12. Double Mirror Wraparound Shades - 3:23
13. Fire & Brimstone - 6:19

Arriving on  the  heels of  the  introspective, acoustic Box Lunch,  Noise   Monkeys  --  Cub   Koda's  reunion album with  the   Points , his first band after the demise of Brownsville Station -- may come as a bit of a surprise. Make no mistake about it, the title of the record tells you what this album is all about: this is loud, dumb, fun, hard-driving rock & roll, the kind that sounds like it was cut by a bunch of  noise   monkeys . Some fans may have forgotten that  Koda  can rock hard when he wants to, and that's what he does with  the   Points  on  Noise   Monkeys . The bulk of the album was recorded live in the studio in one day in June  1999 ; the final two songs were recorded live in concert, the following day. Not surprisingly, the album is a bracing, immediate, and above all, loud record, filled with guitars, guitars, and guitars. He hasn't rocked this hard or this intensely since the first Points album. But this record is a better one on many levels, due to the fact that the band members have matured as musicians. They can now knock off these songs in one take and sound totally convincing and energetic. But don't think that this is sophisticated music -- this is dumb rock & roll, and proudly so -- and it's all the better for it.  Koda  and  the   Points  pound away, sounding stronger and better at the turn of the millennium than they did at the turn of the '70s. Sure, some of the songs are silly, but that's the point. The end result is a satisfying hard rock album with humor and character -- something like that doesn't come along every day.

Noise Monkeys 

Jeff Powers and Dead Guy Blues - Cold Wind In Cleveland

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 52:50
Size: 121,5 MB
Label: Whiskey Island Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bad Luck Boogie - 4:45
 2. I'm Gonna Leave - 5:25
 3. Careful What You Wish For - 5:59
 4. I Know You Think I'm Bad - 3:51
 5. Throw This Dog A Bone - 4:45
 6. That's How I Roll - 4:15
 7. Aztec Trot (Jose's Boogie) - 6:48
 8. Roadkill - 3:29
 9. Pocket Full Of Money - 4:08
10. Cold Wind In Cleveland - 9:20

Rockin' Garage Blues with all original songs and scorchin' guitar from the Cuyahoga Delta.
Dead Guy Blues plays blues from the Cuyahoga Delta. Cold hard steelyard blues. Their kind of blues was born in garages and grew up in broken bars with hard booze, hard love, hard men and women and hard rockin' music.
Living as an illegal alien and partying like a rock star in Mexico City for 7 years guitarist/singer/songwriter Jeff Powers cut his teeth in various blues bands there. Though Jeff moved to Mexico City to perform and teach classical guitar he soon dropped out of the cozy and well paid classical world to live and play in the down and dirty clubs, jails, and places at the end of dirt roads (street parties).
Barely eking out a living Jeff would cross the entire city with guitar and amp in hand by bus and subway to get to a gig or rehearsal but during his years there he wrote over 200 songs and developed his own standout style of blues guitar based around his virtuoso classical technique.
It took a lot of gigs, tequila, beer, pulque and mota (a staple of the Mexican bluesman) to make the change but Jeff left Cleveland as a classical artist and returned a full fledged bluesman! He traded in his tux for a bad ass hat.
Soon after returning to the Cuyahoga Delta Jeff put together Dead Guy Blues to showcase his guitar, vocal and songwriting skills. Even though Jeff loves traditional blues of all kinds his mission is to take it (the blues) somewhere else…laying down songs with twists and turns in the lyric, rhythm and chord changes, hence songs like: "Aztec Trot" (something you might encounter after drinking the Mexican water, "Roadkill", "Cold Wind in Cleveland", "I Miss My Ball and Chain" (a not so tender love song), "Bad Voodoo", "Beer and Whiskey, Coffee and Cigarettes", "Throw This Dog a Bone" and "Drunk as a Skunk".
Their recordings show case only original songs but live they’ll tear it up on anything blues or anything that can be made into blues. From Link Ray’s classic “Rumble” to garage rock of the 60’s even an electric version of Stephen Still’s “Treetop Flyer” or a delta finger picked version of Hendrix’s classic “Voodoo Chile” (it will blow your mind), hell!they’ll turn a polka and into blues…nothing’s sacred! They even turn surf instrumentals into something they can crank on some roaring blues.
Dead Guy Blues will play classic blues from Muddy Waters to SRV but they are going to put it through some changes!

Cold Wind In Cleveland

вторник, 6 сентября 2016 г.

Giles - Dancing With Dolores

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 57:31
Size: 131,7 MB
Label: May Tree Studios
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

 1. Maria Magdalena - 5:19
 2. Freedom - 4:39
 3. Letter To Bush - 4:05
 4. Fallen Angel - 2:53
 5. Dancing With Dolores - 5:31
 6. Gypsy Eyes - 2:13
 7. That's Why - 5:17
 8. Mind Your Own Damn Business - 3:45
 9. Wanna Come Home, Father - 5:33
10. Behind Your Eyes - 3:07
11. Just A Shell - 5:00
12. Nutbush City Limits - 3:30
13. Bird On The Wire - 4:42
14. Yearning - 1:49

Blues-infused grooves, great songs, great singing, great guitar - their 4th album, even better than Blue Funk.

Dancing With Dolores

Giles - Blue Funk

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 43:29
Size: 99,8 MB
Label: May Tree Studios
Styles: Funky Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Chase - 3:31
 2. CC Rider - 4:50
 3. Keep On Dancin' - 4:06
 4. Lost A Friend - 3:45
 5. So Much Pain - 4:36
 6. Clyde - 2:53
 7. Black Queen - 3:39
 8. Walking Shoes - 3:16
 9. Watchdog - 3:59
10. Blue - 4:13
11. Born In The Land Of The Windmill - 4:36

Blue Funk is the third album of this exciting trio. Even at this early stage, the album has been met with an amazing response. Lionel Ross of the distinguished British Blues Magazine 'Blues In Britain' gave it a '9' in his review, something he almost never does. Here follows his review:
Giles is a very talented trio comprising Mark Koehorst on guitar and vocals, Piet Koehorst on bass guitar and Terry Shaughnessy on drums. On this CD, the band is supplemented by Mark 'Crash' Wainwright on bass guitar on a couple of tracks and, on one track, by Seb Koehorst and the Koehorst Crew on additional vocals. The highly versatile Mark Koehorst also plays keyboard and additional bass, drums and percussion on some tracks. There are eleven tracks, eight of which were written by Mark Koehorst.
"The Chase" kicks things off and sets the tone in fine style, showing the considerable skills of the superb, young rhythm section to great effect. A reggae-style, highly distinctive and very effective version of "CC Rider" builds on the opening track and eases into the upbeat rocker, "Keep On Dancin". The pace and mood is temporarily subdued with the slow blues, "Lost A Friend", before being restored with a vengeance. Two excellent tracks follow: the medium-paced and funky "So Much Pain", with its superb wah-wah based guitar solos, and a marvellous version of JJ Cale's "Clyde".
A funky rendition of Stephen Stills's "Black Queen" is followed by another brilliant original composition, the fast rocking "Walking Shoes", complete with more top notch wah-wah from Mark Koehorst's guitar. The final three tracks, all Koehorst-penned numbers, present contrasting aspects of slow and bluesy. "Watchdog" is gently hypnotic, backed by some exotic, unconventional chord work, "Blue" provides a rockier edge, while the apparently autobiographical "Born In The Land of The Windmill" is plaintive and introspective. Together, the three tracks provide an excellent profile of Mark Koehorst's range of guitarmanship.
It is a splendid album that will do much to enhance the fast-growing reputation of the band.

Blue Funk

Jimmy Vivino And The Rekooperators - Do What, Now ?

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 51:58
Size: 119,8 MB
Label: Music Masters
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Birds Nest On The Ground - 6:07
 2. How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark - 3:28
 3. Strange Things Happening - 3:06
 4. God Don't Never Change - 3:14
 5. Operator - 3:08
 6. Sugaree - 2:43
 7. Stranger Blues - 6:50
 8. Life Is Suicide - 4:23
 9. Got To Move - 5:20
10. I Get Evil - 4:01
11. Little Geneva - 2:54
12. What Have I Done Wrong - 3:18
13. Too Tired - 3:20

Jimmy Vivino (born January 10, 1955) is an American guitarist, keyboard player, singer, producer, and music director. He is best known as the leader of Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, the house band for the TBS late night program Conan. He was also a member of The Tonight Show Band, the house band on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and its predecessor, Late Night with Conan O'Brien on NBC. Vivino has also played with many rock bands, which most recently has included being a member of Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux.
He is the younger brother of longtime New Jersey TV host Floyd Vivino, a.k.a. Uncle Floyd, and the Basic Cable Band bandmate Jerry Vivino.
Vivino grew up in Glen Rock, New Jersey, where he attended Glen Rock High School. He had an interest in music from a young age. He began working in New York clubs in the early 1980s and in 1984 was musical director of the play Leader of the Pack. Later he led "Jimmy Vivino and the Black Italians" and worked with Al Kooper. Kooper considered Vivino to be one of his "discoveries" and had him as musical director for fifteen years.
Vivino serves as the music director on the TBS late-night program Conan. Vivino has been a consistent element in O'Brien's late night career, starting with the first episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien in September 1993. In June 2008, Vivino moved from New York to Los Angeles and worked as music director/guitarist/arranger on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, and currently leads Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band on Conan.
When not appearing weeknights on TBS, Vivino divides his time between recording sessions and live gigs throughout the country. In addition to his solo work, Vivino plays with the successful Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux. Vivino has also recorded and played live with such legends as Johnnie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm, and Al Kooper. Earlier in his career, Jimmy got his start producing, playing, and arranging for such artists as Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, John Sebastian, and Donald Fagen.

Do What, Now ?

пятница, 2 сентября 2016 г.

Graham Oliver - End Of An Era

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 55:14
Size: 127,5 MB
Label: Angel Air
Styles: Blues Rock/Hard Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Born To Rock'n'Roll - 5:20
 2. Can You See Me - 2:38
 3. Wamita - 3:47
 4. Standing In The Rain - 5:04
 5. Golden Shred Jam - 4:00
 6. End Of An Era - 6:28
 7. Ode To A Wild Blue Angel - 3:28
 8. Annabel - 4:28
 9. Love Or Confusion - 3:20
10. Goodbye To Yesterday - 4:06
11. Never Surrender - 3:17
12. Ride Like The Wind - 4:48
13. Sonic - 4:22

Graham Oliver (born 6 July 1952) is an English guitarist who was born in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.[citation needed] Oliver is notable for having been a guitarist in the heavy metal band Saxon.
Oliver played with Saxon from 1976 to 1995.[citation needed] After leaving the band, he initially reformed his old band Son of a Bitch with former Saxon bassist Steve Dawson and drummer Pete Gill. Son of a Bitch released the album Victim You with Thunderhead singer Ted Bullet.
Bullet and Gill left the band after the release of the album. They were replaced by the vocalist John Ward, and another former member of Saxon, Nigel Durham on drums. Oliver and Dawson changed the name of the band to Oliver/Dawson Saxon, and undertook a British tour with Ronnie James Dio. Graham also duetted with Doug Aldrich on "Rainbow in the Dark" on the last gig at Plymouth. They initially performed under the Saxon name before being halted by legal action taken by the version of Saxon featuring Biff Byford.
Oliver has also released the solo album End of an Era.[citation needed] Five of the tracks were written and performed by the rock indie band Bullrush, with whom Graham Oliver's son Paul played drums, along Steve Tudberry and Scott Howitt. Also appearing on the album were Pete Gill, Steve Dawson, Kev Moore, Paul Johnson, Phil Hendriks, Richard Spencer and Chris Archer.
Since 2003, Oliver sometimes plays with former Marc Bolan session musician Paul Fenton, touring under the banner "Mickey Finn's T-Rex" and formerly "T. Rex (A Celebration of Marc and Mickey)". This opportunity materialised after Oliver played "Get It On" with Rolan Bolan at a show in Bradford. Oliver also gained an endorsement from the British guitar company Indie.
As of 2005, Oliver was again playing in Oliver/Dawson Saxon in the United States.[citation needed]
In 2012 guitar manufacturer "Vintage" collaborated with Graham to produce two signature guitars based on his famous Gibson SG and Flying-V guitars. The 'SG' model Vintage VS6GO and the 'V' model Vintage V60GO.
Oliver and Steve Dawson are currently writing the book, "Saxon Drugs and Rock and Roll - The Real Spinal Tap".[citation needed] The book will tell the story of how Oliver and Dawson were the inspirations for the film This is Spinal Tap, and will include stories that never made it into the film.

End Of An Era

Mountain Men - Spring Time Coming

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 74:20
Size: 171,1 MB
Label: Echos Productions
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Time Is Coming - 4:14
 2. Blues Before My Time - 5:29
 3. Golden Age - 7:15
 4. My Anger - 3:48
 5. Hang Me - 5:27
 6. I Make You Lose - 5:03
 7. Old Home Place - 5:17
 8. She Shinces - 4:41
 9. Hellhole - 4:42
10. She Loves Me So Much - 5:48
11. Rabbit - 4:26
12. Les Marquises - 6:36
13. Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down - 4:25
14. Le Peintre de Nu - 7:03

Je ne peux pas l’expliquer objectivement, mais le blues « actuel » est un genre que je trouve surfait. Peut-etre plus que tous les autres styles pratiques, lorsque l’on touche au blues on touche au sacre. A Robert  Johnson, au mystique ce qui en rend l’approche intouchable ; sauf si on s’appelle Johnny Cash.
C’est donc avec une legere suspicion que je me penche sur ce ‘Spring time Coming’ desMountain Men. Le morceau titre est un peu emprunte, il debute l’album. La voix de Matthieu Guilliou est surprenante. L’orchestration minimaliste (guitare, harmonica, piano) ramene aux ambiances cabaret de New Orleans comme on peut l’imaginer. Des lors, on entre dans un autre monde. Dans une autre respiration.  Les titres defilent, les ambiances se suivent, on sent la biere tiede au coin du zinc, on hume les volutes de fumee, on offre un verre a un sosie de Poppie Z Brite en dissertant sur Elmore James. Je dois y aller bon sang ou ai-je pose mon Borsalino et Poppie qui ne desserre pas son regard d’un iota, ne plonge pas les yeux, sent, ecoute cette complainte, siffle l’harmonica, bon sang son regard noir...
De Blues before my time a My Anger ; de I make you lose aRabbit en passant par Hellhole, les plaintes et declamations s’offrent en pature a nos sens fatigues par tant de surenchere. En ce sens Spring Time coming est salvateur.
En fin de disque Les Marquises nous plongent dans les maux de Dick Annegarn (poete  en marge belge) sous l’?il du grand Jacques. Ose et sublime.
Le duo franco-australien aurait pu naitre a Baton Rouge, decomptant ses bleus noirs, exhortant le mal a regagner le bayou. Cette voix habitee, ces accords rouilles, ce souffle liberateur forment le corps sinon d’un renouveau du genre au moins d'un brillant hommage. L’album toutefois est long, plus d’une heure de musique et necessite une certaine posture de contemplation pour bien s’y impregner. D’aucuns passeront et zapperont avec hate, dommage !

Spring Time Coming

Mountain Men - Hope

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 62:01
Size: 142,2 MB
Label: Echo Productions
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Egoistical - 4:08
 2. Tick tock - 4:22
 3. Imidiouane - 4:01
 4. Give it back to me - 5:10
 5. Sefore I sleep - 3:55
 6. Smells like teen spirit - 3:42
 7. Kiss me - 6:16
 8. I believe in me - 6:23
 9. I hope - 4:39
10. Nothing Zero None - 5:37
11. Travailler c'est trop dur - 5:34
12. Move up to the door - 8:08

An atypical duo who go way beyond the limits of the blues/
In 2009, the release of Spring Time Coming made a stir in the international world of Blues. With this first album the duet is nominated at the Awards of the "Blues foundation of Memphis"; then they receive the special price of the famous Cognac Blues Passion Festival and they carry their show everywhere in the world.
Starting from the Chartreuse Mountains, near Grenoble, Mr Mat and Mr Iano make crowds of people dance in USA, Turkey, in Quebec, in Croatia, in Sweden, in Burkina Faso etc...
In France, the success is really spectacular: to sell more than 15 000 albums nowadays is a real exploit, but to do that without any help from the medias is a real featA feat realized thanks to the "Vox Populi" and built all along more than 300 concerts produced by the duo. We must say that during a concert the exchange between the Mountain Men and his public is really extraordinary
Carried on by Mister Mat's heady voice and by the flights of Iano's harmonica, the groove and the emotion go together during all concert. And the original and undeniable charisma of these two characters leads us between laughs and thrills, enthusiasm and festive communicative energy. Here again the public is not wrong, reserving long and long standing ovations during such famous festivals as "Jazz a Vienne" ,"Nancy Jazz Pulsation" ,or in the mythic concert halls as l'Olympia (Paris), the New Morning (Paris) or the "Transbordeur"(Lyon);
Now it's with HOPE, the second album that the group goes on living his adventure.
If we can't miss the original roots of Blues of the group, present at anytime, it's much further that we are taken away by the 13 titles of the album. Blues? Rock? Pop-Folk? No matter the labels for the duo: here we are speaking of music, of real good music. The compositions sound like obviousnesses that the wealth of the arrangements and of the realisation grows prettier. From the first notes from the harmonica , from the first chords of the guitar, we understand that we are not going to listen to one of the productions quickly forgotten but a disc home-made, a creation full of life, made with heart and brain, where we feel the musicians 's soul.
The presence on 3 titles of a string quartet underlines the magic touch that the Mr Mat 's voice infuses in the love songs that are "Before I Sleep" or "Move Up". The devastating riffs of Iano's harmonica come and strengthen the incredible energy of the wild titles that are "Egostical", "N.Z.N".or "Give it back to me";
"Imidouane" ,the duet with Victor DEME, fruit of a meeting with him in Burkina Faso really is a mere wonder, as we have the feeling to share an unbelievable trip in new foreign countries when listening this song.
At last, 2 cover versions as surprising and perfect bring the last touch to a disc of 100 sides ,both hard and lively, rough and with sensitive delicacy.
"HOPE" is still the beginning of a new chapter in the adventure of that incredible duet, a new chapter full of hope.


Rocky Jackson - Testify!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 71:16
Size: 163,6 MB
Label: High Life Record
Styles: Blues/Texas Style
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Just Wanna Make Love To You - 7:00
 2. Big Legs Don't Mean Fat - 4:06
 3. Voodoo Spell - 4:47
 4. Stop Breakin' Down - 5:00
 5. Like Magic - 3:57
 6. I Wanna Testify - 4:49
 7. Early In The Morning - 5:27
 8. Shoulda Never Left Texas - 9:16
 9. Chicken-Legged Woman - 4:40
10. Don't Say Nothin' - 3:43
11. In The Doghouse Now - 6:44
12. Long Distance Call - 7:13
13. L.A. to Austin - 4:28

Hard-hittin', soulful Blues with stinging guitar, powerful vocals, and interesting lyrics, delivered Texas-style with roots in the Delta and Chicago: classic Blues roots with a modern edge.
Though a proud son of the Lone Star state that has produced an extraordinary number of blazing guitar slingers, Rocky Jackson goes to the heart of the blues where the seductive groove and emotional expression meet like “the Southern crossing the dog.” On his new CD he digs into the deep mojo of the southwest as well as Chicago and the Delta, and the result is a rare treat for the body and soul. Of course, “T” for Texas also stands for “tone” and Jackson has it pouring out of his guitar like boiling molasses.
Ernest W. “Rocky” Jackson III was born May 29, 1947 in Austin, Texas. Completely self-taught, he started playing bottleneck and lap steel in the sixties after seeing Hound Dog Taylor perform. Surprisingly, a move to L.A. in the seventies allowed him the chance to play more straight ahead blues on the active Southern California scene. From 1980-88 he was a member of the Magic Blues Band that backed many blues luminaries, including George “Harmonica” Smith, Paul Butterfield and Coco Montoya. He cut Blue Streak as a trio and following the recording of Squeeze Here in 2006, Jackson recruited the backing band for live performances.
He opens his 13-song set of covers and originals with a dark version of Muddy Waters’ “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” making it a hypnotic incantation of raw carnality inflamed by his stinging lead licks. His original “Big Legs Don’t Mean Fat” follows with a jaunty shuffle and wry lyric content that declaims, “Those fine long legs, man, is where it’s at.” “Voodoo Spell” gets all funky with a spooky guitar/bass unison lick contributed by guest bassist Hank Van Sickle that is driven forward by the fatback drumming of Eliot Witherspoon. Visiting primary roots, Jackson offers his creative take on the Robert Johnson classic “Stop Breakin’ Down.” With harmonicist Michael Fell filling and soloing on his “Mississippi saxophone,” Jackson sings with controlled passion that perfectly complements his razor sharp slide accompaniment.
A pilgrimage to the West Side of Chicago produces the minor key “Like Magic” that pays homage to Magic Sam. A musical spell is cast on the saucy, slow blues instrumental with Fell’s warbling harp and Jackson’s rhythm guitar before the leader opens up with a solo of uncompromising lyricism. “I Wanna Testify (About My Baby)” shuffles in with a swinging, finger-snapping bounce given buoyancy by bassist Joel T. Johnson as Jackson extols the virtues of his woman. As opposed to many of his contemporaries, he sings the blues with unforced authenticity that is totally convincing. John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson’s “Early in the Morning” finds Jackson and Fell dueting like a modern day Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. Powered by a churning bass string riff, the tune subtly rocks as it sets a flexible foundation from which Jackson soars and Fell explores the upper range of his harmonica. Without breaking stride the band transitions smoothly into the epic, heavyweight slow blues of “Shoulda Never Left Texas” featuring an extended, smoldering intro and two devastating solos from Jackson. The centerpiece of the disk and a vocal and instrumental showcase, it is a jaw-dropper that will have aspiring blues guitarists scurrying to the woodshed. Jackson’s voice drips with world-weary resignation as he defiantly responds to his “blues” by screaming and crying through his axe.
“Chicken-Legged Woman” is a dynamic change of pace as Jackson overdubs two acoustic guitar parts, strutting his Dobro slide chops with unquestioned authority. Jimmy Reed’s obscure tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson, “Don’t Say Nothin’,” has the band locking into the chugging boogie shuffle rhythm with conviction and power. Jackson then strikes a potent electric country blues stance on his “In the Doghouse Now” with appropriate imagery intensified by his guitar doubling the vocal hook. Keeping his set percolating “down in the alley,” he next proffers a dead on, greasy version of Waters’ classic “Long Distance Call” with nasty, snaky slide and a raw, shimmering harp solo from Fell. Apropos of a record that tells it like it is, the closing track, “L.A. to Austin” spins an autobiographical story that is both literal and symbolic of Jackson’s return to his home state. Musically it is also his tribute to Hound Dog Taylor as he rips and runs on the electric slide with lusty abandon.
B.B. King once said, “The blues are simple, anyone can play them, but would you want to hear anyone play them?” It should be added that it is not simple to come up with a recognizable signature sound and delivery, but Rocky Jackson is well on his way. Anyone who has caught his explosive live show or hears this record will certainly “testify” to that fact.


Joel Paterson - Down at the Depot

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 43:01
Size: 98,9 MB
Label: Ventrella
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Down at the Depot - 4:07
 2. You Got to Die - 2:54
 3. Easy Rider - 2:35
 4. Jailhouse Rag - 3:03
 5. That's No Way to Get Along - 4:58
 6. Guitar Chimes - 3:07
 7. Buck Dancer's Choice - 2:57
 8. Keep on Tryin' - 2:53
 9. Meet Me in the Bottom - 2:34
10. Hard Road Blues - 2:43
11. Cannonball Rag - 3:04
12. Cincinnati Flow Rag - 3:00
13. Blood Red River Blues - 2:02
14. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning - 2:58

Joel Paterson is a Chicago based guitarist and president of Ventrella Records, an independent label specializing in all styles of American roots music - including blues, jazz, rockabilly, Western swing, and more. Ventrella Records was founded by Paterson in 2001 with the release of the solo country blues album, "Down at The Depot." The label is named after friend and spiritual advisor James Ventrella, Chicago music connoisseur and international man of mystery. Ventrella Records is mismanaged by Joel Paterson and features the crack production staff of Beau Sample and Alex Hall. The label's goal is to showcase the great musicians on the roots scene today, and will continue to make records until they run out of money or licks, whichever comes first.
The ideal place to buy Ventrella products is out of the trunk of a 1997 Honda Civic, but Ventrella CDs can be found on cdbaby.com if you are a savvy internet shopper.

Down at the Depot

четверг, 1 сентября 2016 г.

Vivino Brothers - Vivino Brothers Blues Band

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 56:01
Size: 129,1 MB
Label: Digital Music Prod
Styles: Blues/Soul
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Fat Burns - 5:09
 2. Slippin' & Slidin' - 4:15
 3. Pusher Man - 5:38
 4. Knockin' Myself Out - 3:49
 5. P. D. Bop - 5:45
 6. Jealous Kind - 5:44
 7. Feedback Out On Highway 101 - 5:26
 8. Livin' In Vain - 6:01
 9. Itchin' & Scratchin' - 2:43
10. Sinner's Prayer - 7:06
11. Family Affair - 4:20

The peppy squeal of a saxophone played in the soprano register, a cheesy hotel lounge organ sashays in the background, the drummer sounds like he’s perpetually half a beat behind. I’m honestly hoping for a cowbell solo, but there’s no such relief in sight. Who would be knocked out by this self-indulgent display other than a sax player whose last name happens to be Vivino? If you dig some late-night talk-show television music, then this one just might be for you. I admit right now I have a limited listening capacity to saxophone played in certain keys. Rather than being aided by an audiophile quality recording, “Fat Burns” is nearly killed dead because of the confusing wash of frequencies bouncing about creating new unanticipated rhythms and sounds all recorded with startling clarity. Whatever the drummer was doing was drowned out. The tune improves when guitarist Jimmy Vivino shows his diversity of riffs, licks, passes, changes, and chops and sticks in a surprisingly inspired solo of his own, bailing like a real trooper to keep that tune from sinking completely. His solo in turn inspired the organist to step out a bit on his. That’s enough to prove to me Jimmy is a sensitive and talented ensemble player and is loyal to music. He gets points.
The record improves when that first song ends. The music improves when Jerry on saxophone confines himself to the bop formula of following chords like on “P.D. Bop” or sticks to lower registers and stops commandeering the conversation. When he literally plays “low down” instead of sounding like he’s playing from his chest, he sounds like he can be sincere about what he’s doing. But the name of the game with “jazz-funk” is a small group led by a saxophone or keyboard.
My overall impression is these guys have played together too much and too long for any of this to sound fresh, and that has to be one of the worst hardships a group can face, especially when they rely on each other to make a relatively good living. Although Jimmy sounds like he still has some genuine interest and would probably enjoy and benefit from playing more traditionally styled blues with a lot of different people.

Vivino Brothers Blues Band

Jon Bare & The Killer Whales - Orcastra

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 40:09
Size: 92,0 MB
Label: Mega Truth Records
Styles: Rock/Modern Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Get Funky - 4:59
 2. Got No Home - 5:07
 3. Thing About Love - 3:03
 4. Bone Appetite - 3:50
 5. Be My Someone - 3:47
 6. Mo' Money - 3:09
 7. I Drunk Too Much - 3:03
 8. Really Scarin' Me - 2:42
 9. Monsters - 3:53
10. Cryin' Time - 3:36
11. Snakey - 2:54

Audiophile guitar-based rock, pop, blues and alternative technical grooves by some of L.A.'s hottest players - very accessible and radio-friendly.