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среда, 30 ноября 2016 г.

John The Revelator - The Blue Skin Album

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 46:48
Size: 107,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. A woman knows - 5:21
 2. Sensitive kind - 4:22
 3. Dee - 3:16
 4. Under the bridge - 4:28
 5. Danny's chant - 3:39
 6. Congo Square - 5:26
 7. Wandering eye - 5:00
 8. Talk to your lawyer - 4:17
 9. I don't wanna lose you right now - 4:41
10. The Green Manalishi - 6:13

Op weg naar hun uitbundig te vieren 50-jarig bestaan (in 2018!) komt Haarlems bekendste bluesband naar het Patronaat met hun splinternieuw ‘Blue Skin Album’. Tien gevarieerde songs, verpakt in een prachtig geïllustreerd album . En wat meer is: elke bezoeker ontvangt een gratis exemplaar! Wel een teken dat John the Revelator gelooft in de vernieuwende kracht van dit uitzonderlijke album met zes nieuwe songs van eigen makelij naast o.a. Sensitive Kind van J.J. Cale en het befaamde The Green Masnalishi van Peter Green.  In de prehistorie van 1969 schreef Haarlems Dagblad over de band: ‘Het stampt, het dreunt, het is pure blues’; 48 jaar later is de band geëvolueerd naar een hechte eenheid van soepele jams en knap doorontwikkelde studionummers waarin allerlei solo’s spannend in elkaar grijpen. Met de strot van Tom Huissen, de unieke gitaarsolo’s van Frans ten Kleij, de slides van Paul Dammers, de beats van Cor Dijkhuizen en de virtuositeit van Erwin Aubroeck op Hammond organ heeft Haarlem nog steeds een band die staat als een huis. Komt dat horen!  

The Blue Skin Album

Matt Corcoran - Angry Young Man

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 50:22
Size: 117,7 MB
Label: BMM
Styles: Slide Guitar Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gunna Wanna (Tie Me Up) - 2:57
 2. Elevator - 3:05
 3. Angry Young Man - 3:21
 4. House of the Rising Sun - 2:31
 5. Why Judge Me - 4:07
 6. Learning to Live - 2:46
 7. Lil' Blue Collar Boy - 3:08
 8. Hard Rock Blues - 2:47
 9. Shoulda Coulda Woulda - 2:33
10. Love Me no More - 2:26
11. Tanya - 5:45
12. New Tatto - 2:39
13. I Wanna Go Home - 3:04
14. #98 - 4:14
15. Arooogaah - 4:52

Matt Corcoran is considered to be one of Australia's best electric-acoustic slide guitar players. He is a true innovator of the one-man-glues-band. He plays slide guitar on his lap, and drums/percussion with his feet. His acoustic guitar is set up to produce both an acoustic and electric slide guitar sound, which produces an enormous tone!
Matt Corcoran's slide guitar is also linked to a device that allows Matt Corcoran to record and loop his own blues grooves (live on stage) and play them back in the background. These hypnotic blues grooves, combined with Matt's drums, lead slide, and vocals earned him the title of the "freaky Little One Man Blues Band!"
ANGRY YOUNG MAN is Matt's second album and is ball breaking, 3-piece, rock blues tribute to the slide guitar...with some clever song writing and witty lyrics. It features the fantastic blues session band of Robert Dillon and Paul Gadsby.
It is also Matt’s vocal debut, a task that he worked like a pro, and sees a maturing of Matt’s guitar talents and song writing ability. Matt’s “The Angry Young Man Tour of Australia” successfully toured for over 2 years and the songs are still holding up, with many of the crowds favourites being on this album. During this tour Matt has sold thousands of copies of "Angry Young Man", and it is still selling strong. You won't be disappointed

Angry Young Man

среда, 23 ноября 2016 г.

Eric Bell - Belfast Blues In A Jar

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 78:21
Size: 182,4 MB
Label: Music Avenue
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Stumble -  3:25
 2. Oh Pretty Woman -  5:25
 3. Things I Used To Do -  5:30
 4. Baby Please Don't Go -  6:22
 5. Madame George -  6:02
 6. Walk On Water -  6:40
 7. Three O'Clock Blues -  5:00
 8. Hold That Plane -  5:13
 9. Whiskey In the Jar - 10:55
10. The Rocker -  5:08
11. Shake Your Money Maker -  4:44
12. Hoochie Coochie Man -  7:55
13. Dallas -  3:24
14. Belfast Blues -  2:32

Like so many up-and-coming guitarists in those days, The Shadows immensely influenced Eric. He played in a number of groups, notably with Them, and eventually joined a Blues band called Shades of Blue, replacing their guitarist, a young man called Gary Moore. By 1969 Eric bell wanted to form a three-piece Blues-Rock jam-band, like Hendrix and Cream. He hooked up with Phil Lynott (vocals, bass), and Brian Downey (drums) formed Thin Lizzy. Bell's bluesy, Hendrix-influenced lead guitar proved perfect for the hard rocking direction that both Lynott and Downey also sought for their new band. Eric also came up with the name for the band, inspired by an old Dandy comic book robot character called Tin Lizzie – the 'Mechanical Maid." Later, keyboard player Eric Wrixon completed the line-up. And the rest – as they say is history… When Thin Lizzy first started Eric played the Blues to enthusiastic crowds in bars and clubs around Belfast, before "Whiskey In The Jar" became a huge hit and propelled the band, and especially front man Phil Lynott, to legendary stardom. But Eric never gave up his love for Blues music, and has now returned to his musical roots, revisiting songs from Blues heroes such as the three Kings of the Blues; Albert, B.B. and Freddy, as well as Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Albert Collins and Elmore James.

Belfast Blues In A Jar

Band Of Friends - Too Much Is Not Enough

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 27:11
Size: 63,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dreamcatcher - 4:42
 2. Leap Of Faith - 3:52
 3. I Don't Cry - 2:41
 4. Body And Soul - 4:29
 5. Sing It With The Band - 3:32
 6. Succubus - 3:12
 7. If I Had A Reason - 4:40

The music of Rory Gallagher reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from Japan to the USA, Covering all parts of the globe and producing some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s.
Sadly we lost Rory on 14th June 1995, to his devoted fans and followers this was the ultimate tragedy. BAND OF FRIENDS with Gerry McAvoy (bass), Ted McKenna (drums), and Marcel Scherpenzeel (guitar, vocals) is not a tribute to Rory Gallagher, more a celebration of his life and music.

Too Much Is Not Enough

Eric Bell - Thin Lizzy Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 72:44
Size: 167,3 MB
Label: Music Avenue
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Stumble - 3:06
 2. Pretty Woman - 5:27
 3. Things I Used To Do - 5:26
 4. Baby Please Don't Go - 6:18
 5. Madame George - 5:45
 6. Walk On Water - 6:27
 7. Three O'Clock Blues - 4:59
 8. Hold That Plane - 4:50
 9. Whiskey In The Jar - 9:55
10. The Rocker - 4:57
11. Just To Get By - 5:03
12. Two Ships - 4:58
13. Gloria - 5:25

Nearly thirty-five years ago "Whiskey In The Jar" became a humongous hit for Thin Lizzy. Since then the song has become a Rock classic, having been recorded by countless musicians, ranging from the Irish Folk band The Dubliners to the Heavy Metal dinosaurs Metallica, who issued the tune as their Millennium single. But no-one has ever captured the essence and the unique feel of "Whiskey In The Jar" like the man who created the original guitar parts: Eric Bell, the first guitarist and founding member with Thin Lizzy, who still creates magic when he picks up his guitar and plays the instantly recognizable intro.
Lately Eric Bell is back on the road playing what he loves best, the Blues. When Thin Lizzy first started Eric played the Blues to enthusiastic crowds, which packed the bars and clubs around Belfast, before everything changed when "Whiskey In The Jar" became a huge hit and propelled the band to legendary stardom. But Eric never gave up his love for Blues music, and nearly thirty-five years later Eric has returned to his musical roots and is once more exploring and recreating songs from his beloved Blues heroes such as Albert King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Albert Collins and Elmore James.

Thin Lizzy Blues

воскресенье, 20 ноября 2016 г.

Dustin Pittsley Band - Dustin Pittsley Band

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 40:17
Size: 92,8 MB
Label: Continental Record Services
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Can't Find Nothin' - 4:40
 2. Satellite - 4:46
 3. Just Enough Time - 4:15
 4. Rare to be Right - 6:55
 5. Where I've Been - 3:58
 6. Shadow of a Stranger - 3:48
 7. For the Ones We Leave Behind - 4:36
 8. Slow Down - 2:59
 9. Waves Crashing - 4:16

Dustin Pittsley - guitar, vocals
Donnie Wood - bass
David Teegarden, Jr - drums, percussion
Chris Kyle - keys
Jesse Aycock - pedal steel
Additional backing vocals by Wink Burcham, Jesse Aycock

A musical triple-threat, Dustin Pittsley knows how to deliver. With his rich voice, blazing guitar licks and heart-felt lyrics, this award-winning bluesman and his stellar band shine on their latest self-titled release. This is soulful, Southern blues-infused rock at its best, capturing a band that’s confident in its sound and ready to spread that gospel. Recommended for fans of: Doyle Bramhall II, Gov’t Mule and Ian Moore.

Dustin Pittsley Band

The Bob Lanza Blues Band - Time To Let Go

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 44:44
Size: 102,6 MB
Label: Connor Ray Music
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mind Your Own Business - 3:57
 2. Time to Let Go - 3:26
 3. When the Sun Comes Up - 5:38
 4. Your Turn to Cry - 4:24
 5. Rush'n' the Blues - 4:06
 6. Follow Your Heart - 3:21
 7. Go No Further - 4:05
 8. Love Me or Leave Me - 5:22
 9. You're Not in Texas - 4:28
10. Johnny Smith - 3:01
11. Walkin' Thru the Park - 2:52

Original rocking Blues from New Jersey's best loved Bluesman!
Produced by Bob Lanza and recorded at Skylab Recording studio in Roosevelt, New Jersey, Time to Let Go is Bob’s fourth album release. Its 11 tracks, a mix of soulful originals and cool covers, showcase Bob’s powerful blues guitar work and sinewy vocals.

“This album comes at a time when I've had a lot of loss in my life,” confesses Lanza. “My mother and brother both passed away while I was recording this CD. It’s a tribute to them, and a suggestion to all of the families that go through difficult times; you gotta let ‘em go and continue life.

“From the sound engineers to the people at Connor Ray and all who helped on this project - these people are what make the world go round. To see how much help I got while doing this CD was just mind-blowing to me.”
Joining Bob on the album are his regular touring band members, plus The Cranberry Lake Horns and several special guests, including Steve Krase on harmonica.
The circumstances that occurred during the recording of Time to Let Go fueled an extra level of expression of visceral feeling from Lanza, which manifested itself in both his guitar playing and singing. “My guitar is raw, powerful and very emotional on these tracks,” he admits.
Born and raised in the wilds of northern New Jersey, Bob Lanza took advantage of his proximity to New York City to learn from the great Johnny “Clyde” Copeland and Floyd Phillips. Their influences can be heard in the passion embedded in all of Lanza’s music. More recently, Bob Lanza has provided support for Trudy Lynn and James Cotton on their East Coast appearances.
Bob Lanza sums up the music on Time to Let Go with this message: “the blues is alive and it’s coming to get you!!”

Time To Let Go

пятница, 18 ноября 2016 г.

Mountain Men - Black Market Flowers

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 47:28
Size: 109,9 MB
Label: Echo Productions
Styles:Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Still in the Race - 3:17
 2. Go Round Again - 2:38
 3. Dog Eye - 3:06
 4. Someone To Talk To - 5:03
 5. Passe dans cette vallée - 3:13
 6. Flowers - 3:48
 7. Work Song - 3:51
 8. One Way Left - 3:34
 9. Et puis le son - 2:40
10. Where the Light Comes From - 3:14
11. Wish Yourself Away - 3:46
12. Let You Go - 4:07
13. Some of These Days - 5:05

Partiti dal loro primo album Spring Time Coming, uscito nel 2009, i Mountain Men proseguono lungo la loro strada lastricata di rock, folk e blues. E non si pongono limiti artistici; a guidarli sono solo emozione ed energia. Le loro influenze, che spaziano dal rock alla canzone d’autore, dai Metallica a Georges Brassens, passando per Bob Dylan e Tom Waits, fanno dei Mountain Men un gruppo originale e singolare; trait d’union fra emozione ed acuto senso dello spettacolo. Formato da Mat, proveniente dalle montagne di Grenoble, e da Iano, orginario australiano, il duo ha saputo conquistare il suo pubblico con oltre 600 concerti (Francia, Europa e Nord America), tre album studio e due live.  A distanza di poco piu di un anno dall’intenso Against The Wind che denota una gia piu ampia apertura verso un versante piu elettrico, e dopo 80 date nel 2015 (fra cui Musilac, Beauregard o Les Deferlantes), i Mountain Men torneranno da ottobre 2016 a calcare i palchi internazionali con l’album Black Market Flowers (Echo Production), in distribuzione dal 18 novembre prossimo.
E non saranno soli: questa nuova avventura li vedra per la prima volta esibirsi in quartetto con Denis Barthe, il celebre batterista dei Noir Desire e produttore del disco, e Olivier Mathios (The Hyenes) al basso. Due “acquisti” che contribuiranno a rendere la prossima tournee dagli accenti decisamente piu rock!
Alla registrazione del disco hanno inoltre partecipato Estelle Humeau (Eiffel) alla tastiera, Herve Toukour (The Very Big Small Orchestra) al violino e infine Jean – Paul Roy (Noir Desire) alla chitarra.
Black Market Flowers apre una nuova pagina per il gruppo, paradossalmente ancora piu personale. Si parla di tempeste interiori, di amici perduti, di rabbia e d’amore, di rock e di energia; di tutte quelle emozioni che rendono questo disco un distillato di pura vitalita e specchio della loro musica: dura, semplice, bella e universale.

Black Market Flowers

Revel In Dimes - Revel In Dimes

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 34:27
Size: 79,9 MB
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Runnin - 4:06
 2. Dimes - 5:26
 3. None - 4:15
 4. Desert - 3:33
 5. Lobster - 4:01
 6. Nancy - 5:20
 7. This Morning - 2:47
 8. Lightning - 4:59

There is bootstompin’, soulshakin’ rock‘n’roll — and then there is reveling in Revel in Dimes. This is not The Black Keys and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, blended together by way of Jack White and a nice hook; this is unmanufactured music that shakes you up and spits you back out, all ugly and heavy and mean, the way they invented music to be. This might get dangerous, is what you need to know before we get started here, because this is what fearlessness sounds like.

Revel In Dimes

Harvey Mandel - Snake Pit

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 37:49
Size: 87,1 MB
Label: Tompkins Square
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Snake Pit - 5:27
 2. Space Monkeys - 3:15
 3. NightinGail - 5:28
 4. Baby Batter - 4:01
 5. JackHammer - 3:38
 6. Buckaroo - 6:06
 7. Before Six - 5:32
 8. Ode to B.B. - 4:19

Harvey Mandel played with Canned Heat, John Mayall and the Rolling Stones, and released solo albums on the Phillips and Janus labels in the 70's. Harvey remains one of the most innovative and influential blues-rock guitarists. Snake Pit was recorded at Fantasy Studios with musicians who have played with Ryley Walker and Sun Kil Moon. A pioneer of modern electric blues from Chicago, Mandel AKA The Snake (attributed to his cracked leather jacket and snake-like guitar licks) developed and mastered sustained and controlled feedback, displaying both extroversion and musical virtuosity. The consummate eight track set features the aptly named "JackHammer" and "Ode To B.B."

Snake Pit

Mike Zito - Make Blues Not War

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 53:43
Size: 123,7 MB
Label: Ruf Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Highway Mama - 5:20
 2. Wasted Time - 3:24
 3. Redbird - 7:00
 4. Crazy Legs - 3:52
 5. Make Blues Not War - 4:10
 6. On the Road - 3:45
 7. Bad News Is Coming - 6:29
 8. One More Train - 3:50
 9. Girl Back Home - 3:01
10. Chip off the Block - 3:32
11. Road Dog - 5:26
12. Route 90 - 3:50

Modern life moves fast. Rolling news. Rapid-fire tweets. A relentless barrage of (mis)information. Make Blues Not War is an album that demands you sign out, log off and turn yourself over instead to the old-fashioned pleasures of great music. “We hear about everything 24/7 now,” says Mike Zito. “The news never stops and it’s all become propaganda. But when you turn off the news and turn on some blues, the world is a beautiful place. I think music is the cure for all ailments. Always has been. Always will be.”  Released in 2016 on Ruf Records, Make Blues Not War is Mike’s second release since leaving the mighty Royal Southern Brotherhood, his 13th overall – and perhaps his most energetic to date. “Make Blues Not War is a really fun album,” he says, “chock-full of blues with lots of guitar playing. It’s a very upbeat record with intense energy. Blues should make you feel good, and I think this record serves the purpose well.” That atmosphere of positivity began at the album sessions, as Mike tracked alongside Grammy Award-winning producer (and co-writer) Tom Hambridge at the Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. “It was so much fun,” he remembers. “It’s a completely live album, where the musicians all set up and we just hit record and went for it. The energy was awesome and sometimes we’d just be laughing so hard because it was all so intense and exciting.” As the momentum gathered, the songs flowed, with Mike painting in every shade of blue, from the frantic showboating of “Crazy Legs” to the slow-burn of “Red Bird” and the smoky slide of “Girl Back Home”. “It was time,” he says, “to get back to the blues and playing my guitar. Tom and I had spoken about making a kick ass blues-rock album for years.” Likewise, when it comes to Mike’s lyric sheet, these songs search for the silver lining in a troubled world. “I love writing songs and sharing deep feelings,” he says, “but I also like having fun and cutting loose – that’s what this album is all about. “Chip Off The Block” was written for my oldest son, Zach Zito, who is the featured guitarist on this track. It’s his first introduction into the music world and he did a great job. I couldn’t be more proud of him. He graduates college next spring and joins me on tour in summer – I can’t wait.” “Road Dog,” adds Mike of the album’s wistful slow-blues travelogue, “is really the most serious tune on the album. It’s about the drama of life on the road. I know it can seem clichéd sometimes, but it’s the life I lead. I miss my family, miss my wife, but this is what I do. I always leave.” Mike has spent over two decades on the run. He grew up in a hard-grafting blue-collar home in St. Louis, but after an early job at a downtown guitar shop exposed him to heavyweights like B.B. King, the Allmans and Eric Clapton (then Joe Pass, Robert Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson), he set out as a working musician. By 1997, Mike had released debut album Blue Room, and seemed to be going places. “The first time you hear yourself,” he recalls, “you think, ‘Wow, that almost sounds like music!’” Then came the bumps in the road. By the post-millennium, alcoholism and drug abuse were threatening to rob Mike of his talent and livelihood: a period starkly addressed on the title track from 2011’s acclaimed “Greyhound” album. “I just couldn’t stop,” he admits. “And a lot of the opportunities that I had back then – they kinda went away.” Thankfully, the epiphany of meeting his beloved wife put Mike on a new path. In 2012, he found fresh inspiration in the A-list lineup of Royal Southern Brotherhood, then struck out with acclaimed solo albums Gone To Texas (2013) and Keep Coming Back (2015). “I have many more hurdles to jump and more goals to strive for,” he says, “but I’m very pleased and thankful with how I’m developing as an artist.” Now comes Make Blues Not War: another step up for this fascinating journeyman. “I’m so proud of this new album,” says Mike. “It’s about the enjoyment I get when I listen to Johnny Winter and Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Luther Allison. Their music makes me happy and reminds why I wanted to play guitar and play the blues. To be free and honest, loud and proud. I hope everyone enjoys listening to this album as much as I enjoyed making it…”

Make Blues Not War

Geezer - Geezer

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 50:21
Size: 116,0 MB
Label: Ripple Music
Styles: Rock/Heavy Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sunday Speed Demon - 3:12
 2. One Leg Up - 6:12
 3. Sun Gods - 9:08
 4. Bi-Polar Vortex - 8:39
 5. Dust - 7:43
 6. Hangnail Crisis - 5:19
 7. Superjam Maximus - 5:45
 8. Stoney Pony - 4:19

It was exceedingly difficult to argue with the idea when New York heavy blues jammers Geezer opted to take their 2013 Gage EP and build it out into a second full-length the next year as their debut on STB Records and the follow-up to their self-released first outing, Electrically Handmade Heavy Blues. Since then, they’ve remained prolific. The Gage LP (review here) came out through STB and Ripple Music, and Geezer went on to release the Live! Full Tilt Boogie (review here) tape that same year as well as the 2015 digi-single “Long Dull Knife” (discussed here) before also taking part in the first installment of Ripple Music‘s The Second Coming of Heavy series of limited split LPs, working alongside Washington D.C.’s Borracho (review here). On some level or other, each new outing has marked a step forward in the trio’s progression, and this encouraging trend continues on their self-titled LP (also through Ripple and STB), which presents 51 minutes of new material across an eight-track stretch that plays between straightforward mega-fuzzed bounce and expansive jamming as the three-piece of guitarist/vocalist Pat Harrington, bassist Richie Touseull and drummer Chris Turco ooze their way through extended fluidity on “Sun Gods,” “Bi-Polar Vortex” and “Dust,” a sort of jamming trilogy that follows the more straightforward opening duo “Sunday Speed Demon” and “One Leg Up” and ends up making a major statement in the personality of the album as a whole, despite a measure of sonic variety in itself. Worship of tone, the stellar fretwork and graveling voice of Harrington and the nod from Touseull and Turco regardless of tempo tie the songs together as Geezer step into their own, and if it’s not a coincidence that their third long-player is self-titled and the statement they’re making is this is who they are as a unit, then the confidence that signals in their approach is well justified.


Mansfield/Turner - Blues With a Feelin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 37:38
Size: 86,4 MB
Label: Ocean
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Million Dollar Feelin' - 6:53
 2. Stand by Me - 4:09
 3. People Get Ready - 3:41
 4. Jesus Comin' Soon - 4:36
 5. Don't Sell Your Soul for Money - 2:58
 6. Blues With a Feelin' - 3:29
 7. Everyday Will Be Sunday - 3:43
 8. I'm Just Your Fool - 2:10
 9. Nobody's Fault But Mine - 2:58
10. At the Table of the Lord - 2:57

The sound of blues guitar and whining harmonica conjures up 12-bar rhythm in it's own inimitable style. On this album Darrell Mansfield and Eric Turner pay their own dues to black gospel, following on from Darrell's widely acclaimed earlier collaboration with Glenn Kaiser of Rez. Darrell mentions in the sleevenotes that these tracks were laid down in just one or two takes, playing them from the heart, and that's how the album comes across. You get the feeling that these guys have just come into your house, plugged in and started recording. The results are pretty good with the opener "Million Dollar Feelin" the best of the set - an epic, nearly seven minutes long blues classic. Covers of "Stand By Me" and Curtis Mayfield's legendary "People Get Ready" are well put across as is Little Walter's "Blues With A Feelin'". They've chosen ten tracks for the album of which six come off, not bad for first or second takes. If you like your blues in laid-back, relaxing style then this is for you.

Blues With a Feelin'

Darrell Mansfield & Eric Turner - Lay My Burden Down

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 42:05
Size: 96,9 MB
Label: Son Records
Styles: Blues/Christian Blues Rock/Gospel Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. One Nation Under God - 5:26
 2. He's the King of the Blues - 3:32
 3. The Mountain - 5:43
 4. You Gotta Move - 4:14
 5. Your Word - 3:22
 6. Walkin in the Faith - 4:25
 7. Reaching Out - 5:00
 8. Thy Will Be Done - 2:43
 9. Revelation - 3:34
10. Lay My Burden Down - 4:02

Darrell Mansfield is an American vocalist, harmonica player, songwriter, recording artist, and performer of various genres including gospel, contemporary Christian music, blues, blues rock, rock, country rock, and soul/R&B. He is considered a pioneer of the Jesus Music movement of the 1970s and has influenced countless contemporary Christian music and mainstream artists alike.

Lay My Burden Down

четверг, 17 ноября 2016 г.

Wolfpin - Remember

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 52:55
Size: 121,2 MB
Label: Sonic Rendezvouz
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. All My Blues - 2:56
 2. Remember - 4:14
 3. Southern Man - 6:38
 4. Believe - 3:50
 5. Mighty Cool - 4:27
 6. Hendrix - 3:45
 7. T-Rex - 2:48
 8. Houndog Blues - 6:09
 9. Angels Fallin' From The Sky - 7:09
10. Remember-live - 4:34
11. T-Rex-Live - 2:58
12. Travel Around acoustic - 3:23

Excellent debut studio disc from this awesome, obscure bluesy heavy guitar power trio from Amsterdam, Holland. Includes 12 tracks of bad-ass, retro-70s, blues-based, southern-fried, guitar heavy riffage fueled by Strat-slinger MARCEL SCHERPENZEEL on Guitar & Vox. The dude digs in deep with his power trio and takes a page from the book of RORY GALLAGHER on the groovy, killer WOLFPIN disc.


среда, 16 ноября 2016 г.

Marcel Scherpenzeel Band - Guitar & Soul

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 45:07
Size: 106,4 MB
Label: Klandenstine Records
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Devil's Heaven - 2:50
 2. Pieces Are Gone - 3:47
 3. Guitar & Soul - 4:01
 4. Steppin' Out - 3:13
 5. Sad Day - 5:43
 6. Goin' Wild - 3:05
 7. Woman - 3:55
 8. The Devil Is Just One Step Behind - 4:06
 9. Livin' With Your Baby - 3:24
10. Gamblin' Girl - 3:45
11. Gotta Go - 3:35
12. Send Me Your Wings - 3:37

Traditionele Amsterdamse bluesrockformatie rondom gitarist Marcel Scherpenzeel Band. Speelt in de stijl van Rory Gallagher en Stevie Ray Vaughan. Graag geziene gast op grote internationale bluesfestivals en op podia te zien met acts als The Paladins, Michael Katon, Duke Robillard en Monti Amundson. Vader Scherpenzeel runt de vermaarde rootsclub Maloe Melo aan de Lijnbaansgracht te Amsterdam. Marcel Scherpenzeel gaat vanaf juli 2007 verder met de band Wolfpin.


The Mike Reilly Band - Ol' Knuckleheads

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 41:48
Size: 96,2 MB
Label: Atlas Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bang, Bang, Bang - 4:02
 2. Living On Love - 5:06
 3. Come Back To Haunt You - 3:01
 4. Party Till the Cows Come Home - 3:39
 5. Queen of Hearts - 5:47
 6. I Forget To Forget You - 3:18
 7. Nothing But the Blues - 3:44
 8. 2:10 Train - 4:17
 9. Breaking For You - 4:15
10. Lamar's Tune - 4:36

Good time party blues rock. MIKE REILLY, veteran guitarist, singer and songwriteris releasing his fourth cd entitled "Ol' Knuckleheads". Produced by 2002 Grammy winner, Tony Braunagel, it covers a wide variety of stles: blues, rock, jazz and country. Mike has played with Gregg Allman, Elvin Bishop, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and many others. The songs are written by some of the top writers in the industry and the performances and production are first rate. You won't be disappointed in this lively package!

Ol' Knuckleheads

Blue Little Joe & Burns Eddie Guitar - Chicago Blues Festival '86

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1986
Time: 68:13
Size: 160,2 MB
Label: Black&Blue
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Little Joe Blue - Dirty Work Goin' On - 4:55
 2. Little Joe Blue - You're Breaking My Heart - 4:50
 3. Little Joe Blue - Me And My Guitar - 3:38
 4. Little Joe Blue - If You Let Me Love You - 5:37
 5. Little Joe Blue - Give Me One Hour In Your Garden - 2:44
 6. Little Joe Blue - Big Leg Woman - 2:55
 7. Little Joe Blue - You Can Help Me If You Want To - 4:07
 8. Little Joe Blue - She Did It Again - 5:49
 9. Eddie Guitar Burns - Lonesome Feeling - 4:49
10. Eddie Guitar Burns - I Dig You Baby - 5:34
11. Eddie Guitar Burns - In The State Highway - 3:41
12. Eddie Guitar Burns - You Got To Love Me With Feeling - 5:38
13. Eddie Guitar Burns - New Inflation Blues - 6:20
14. Eddie Guitar Burns - This Old House - 4:02
15. Eddie Guitar Burns - Wee Baby Blues - 3:28

Little Joe Blue (September 23, 1934 — April 22, 1990 was an American blues singer and guitarist. Born Joseph Valery, Jr. in Vicksburg, Mississippi, his musical style is often compared to B. B. King.Living in Detroit, Michigan, he formed the band the Midnighters in the late 1950s. He moved to Los Angeles, California, where he cut some records for Kent and Checker Records in the 1960s. His 1966 song "Dirty Work Is Going On" is now a popular part of the blues repertoire. He recorded for various labels throughout the 1980s. He played at the San Francisco Blues Festival in 1974, travelled to Europe in 1982, and appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival in 1986.

Chicago Blues Festival

Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers - Coming Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 54:57
Size: 126,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Everything's Going To Work Out Right - 4:42
 2. 1945 - 5:13
 3. It's A Hell of A Life - 4:00
 4. Feeling Better Now - 4:06
 5. Gone But Not Forgotten - 3:58
 6. Cheap Motel - 3:46
 7. I'm Not Sleeping - 3:57
 8. Coming Home - 3:37
 9. Soul Survivor - 4:24
10. Idiot's Delight - 3:59
11. Touch The Rain - 5:44
12. In Our Little Room - 4:08
13. Innocence Is Beautiful - 3:17

Coming Home is a predictably solid set of roots-rock from Joe Grushecky, finding the singer/songwriter turning down the volume of his bar band slightly and concentrating on more reflective music. Like American Babylon, Coming Home features a selection of songs — this time four — that were co-written with Bruce Springsteen, but that doesn't really make a difference: when it comes down to it, Gruschecky is solid, dependable heartland rocker, capable of both driving bar-band rock & roll and Dylanesque ballads, and he delivers each time around. There's no surprises on Coming Home, but it's as comfortable as your favorite chair.

Coming Home

Jon Butcher - King Biscuit

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 64:35
Size: 148,6 MB
Label: KBFH Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Writing on the wall -  3:40
 2. Life Takes a Life -  5:01
 3. Long Way Home -  4:27
 4. American Dream -  3:59
 5. Goodbye Saving Grace -  7:25
 6. Heaven -  6:43
 7. Wishes -  3:59
 8. Fire Down the Wall -  7:09
 9. Holy War -  4:34
10. Higher Ground -  5:26
11. Interview w/Jon 7/20/98 - 12:09

Five Songs Never Before Released. A Rare Interview. Jon Butcher Is In Top Form On This CD, very good live album great for any Jon Butcher fan..

King Biscuit

Albie Donnelly - The Spirit In Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 44:14
Size: 101,5 MB
Label: 7 Music, A Division Of 7us media group GmbH
Styles: R&B
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Do That She Might Get Mad - 3:19
 2. Main Squeeze - 3:17
 3. I Won't Cry Anymore - 2:34
 4. You Had Your Chance - 2:43
 5. Hold It - 4:10
 6. Sir La Dude - 4:35
 7. Personal Manager - 4:19
 8. The Spirit In Me - 3:27
 9. Cried Last Night - 3:30
10. In A Sentimental Mood - 3:10
11. Cakewalk Into Town - 2:27
12. Gotta Be The Boy - 2:57
13. Every Time We Say Goodbye - 3:40

The unique saxophonist Albie Donnelly talks about Supercharge, Charles Brown, B.B.King, Queen & Lady Gaga.
Albie Donnelly is a singer/saxophonist and bandleader began his career in London as a session musician playing on recordings by Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats, Graham Parker and many others. In 1973 he formed the now legendary band SUPERCHARGE. The band’s blend of R. ‘n’ B. and Funk plus their wild on- (and off!) stage-show made them a sensation on the British 70’s live- club scene.
In the 80’s the band signed with Virgin Records and toured extensively in GB and all over Europe with such names as Ray Charles, Fats Domino, B.B.King, Chuck Berry and Queen – culminating in the Hyde Park concert in front of more than 100,000 people. From then on Albie has led successful tours all over Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, France, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland) and recently back home again in GB, confirming the bandleaders consistent popularity. His soulful voice and unique horn-sound attest to his R‘n’B roots and his being steeped in the music of the all-time greats.
Quote from B.B.King: “SUPERCHARGE is Europe’s finest Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Band.”
Since 1992 Albie is doing some solo records as well and published his first solo album „The Spirit In Me“ which contains a selection of some personal favourite songs.  This record is to be regarded kind of biographic. Beside his own songs one can find tunes of Albie’s favourite musicians like Charles Brown, Duke Ellington and more.  But that’s not all! For more than 10 years a saxophone workshop book “Sax Tricks & Rock ’n’ Roll” written by Albie Donnelly is available. Aiming at the R&B sax-player it not only shows useful tricks and playing techniques but tells a lot of entertaining anecdotes of Albie Donnelly’s musical life. In 1993 Albie recorded with the Supercharge horn-section a sampling CD/CD Rom for professional studio work. Worldwide distributed as “Albie Donnelly’s Killerhorns I&II” this sampler got the best reviews among experts.Of course Albie Donnelly is available as special guest to support other bands with his fantastic saxophone sound, too.

The Spirit In Me

вторник, 15 ноября 2016 г.

The Rolling Stones - Havana Moon

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 64:01 + 55:22
Size: 147,0 +127,0 MB
Label: Universal Music Group, Eagle Vision
Styles: Classic Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Jumpin' Jack Flash -  4:46
 2. It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It) -  4:35
 3. Tumbling Dice -  5:03
 4. Out Of Control -  7:13
 5. All Down The Line -  5:22
 6. Angie -  3:29
 7. Paint It Black -  5:32
 8. Honky Tonk Women -  4:57
 9. You Got The Silver -  3:29
10. Before They Make Me Run -  4:02
11. Midnight Rambler - 15:29
 1. Miss You -  8:20
 2. Gimme Shelter -  8:05
 3. Start Me Up -  4:21
 4. Sympathy For The Devil -  7:55
 5. Brown Shugar -  7:13
 6. You Can't Always Get What You Want -  8:57
 7. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - 10:28

Havana Moon captures the historic, once in a lifetime concert by The Rolling Stones in Havana, Cuba. Directed by Paul Dugdale (Adele, Coldplay) this epic, record breaking concert features the hits ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’, ‘It's Only Rock ’n Roll’, ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Satisfaction’ and many more. Filmed at the end of the Ame?rica Latina Ole? Tour 2016 Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood perform a truly spectacular set to over 1.2 million adoring fans.

Havana Moon

The Victory in Heaven Band - V.I.H.

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 47:43
Size: 109,8 MB
Label: Full Force Music
Styles: Blues/Texas Style
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Message from the King - 3:28
 2. Everything I Need - 4:09
 3. Saved My Life - 3:50
 4. Nothing Can Keep Me from You - 4:51
 5. Livin' In the Light - 3:09
 6. Everyday Will Be Like Sunday - 4:05
 7. You Can't Take It With You - 3:17
 8. Worried Life Blues - 9:22
 9. This Dying Day - 4:11
10. He Set Me Free - 4:59
11. Victory In Heaven - 2:18

Contemporary Texas blues in the SRV tradition.
The Victory In Heaven Band is "that little ol' blues band from the Blue(s) Mountains of Pennsylvania." Members of the band are Larry Baudoin (drums and vocals), Frank Ciambra (bass) and Sterling Koch (guitar and vocals). Though together a little over a year the band's collective musical experience spans over 50 years of touring and performing and 10 records released. Members of the band have previously opened for such 80's acts as Poison, Cinderella, Warrant, REO Speedwagon, Savoy Brown and many others. Guitarist Sterling Koch has been the subject of feature stories in Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines. V.I.H. performs contemporary blues music as well as traditional blues in a contemporary, SRV/Jimi Hendrix style.

The Victory in Heaven Band

2BLU & The Lucky Stiffs - Goin' Fishin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 47:23
Size: 109,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Christian Blues / Gospel Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Goin' Fishin - 5:51
 2. Your Love Is Enough - 4:21
 3. Walk In Peace - 5:13
 4. Dead Mans Blues - 3:36
 5. My Babe - 6:23
 6. Memphis - 2:58
 7. Key To the Highway - 2:50
 8. Baby Why Ya Wanna Let Go - 3:30
 9. Crossroads - 3:10
10. Way Down In A Hole - 4:13
11. Soul Light - 5:13

If you like your blues mixed with touches of jazz, funk, and gospel, then local favorites 2Blu & The Lucky Stiffs have just the thing for you. Goin’ Fishin’, the band’s most recent release, is a collection of 11 tracks that showcases the band’s topnotch musicianship and versatility. The band (consisting of Bruce Andrews on harmonica and vocals; Dave Gowens on percussion; James Dudley on drums;
George Dudley on guitar and vocals; and Jack Dudley on bass and vocals) recorded the album live in studio and released the album in 2010. The title track opens the CD with a strong dose of lap steel guitar and harmonica, and the song provides a preview of what the rest of the album holds in store. The swampy feel of “Goin’ Fishin’”, combined with Andrews’ vocals, make the listener want to grab a pole and take a day off from work to get a line wet. The band also professes a strong Christian faith, and expresses it in several songs. “Your Love Is Enough” has an old-style gospel feel to it, and brings forth images of a tent meeting revival. With the next track, “Walk In Peace”, the band shows its funky side, thanks to Dave Gowens’ hand percussion and James Dudley’s steady drumming. The
band even channels some harder rock and attitude in this number, and the jam that moves the song into the bridge is excellent. “Dead Man’s Blues” slows things down a little with its wonderful acoustic guitar opening, and with its theme of salvation offers a true gospel feel. While most of the songs on the album are originals, 2Blu & The Lucky Stiffs aren’t afraid to take a traditional blues piece and make it their own. “Glad I Found You / My Babe” has bassist Jack Dudley putting out a grunting rhythm while George Dudley provides a swinging guitar that gives Andrews a great backdrop for his vocals. The band created an excellent arrangement for Willie Dixon’s words, and it is in this song where the band’s showmanship shines. The band stays with more traditional blues with their cover of “Memphis”. Again, George Dudley’s guitar work provides a great interplay with Andrews’ harmonica. The band’s version is clean, but would feel right at home played at a juke joint. A rendition of “Big Bill” Broonzy’s “Key To The Highway” moves the band in a more jazzy direction, mainly because  of Jack Dudley’s fretless bass playing. Again, Andrews’ vocals are strong and evocative; when he sings “give me one more kiss, baby,” the listener knows that there won’t be another ever. Jimmy Reed’s “Baby Why You Wanna Let Go” is a pleading, visceral lament, with a roadhouse blues feel and a growling guitar line. In the same roadhouse vein, “Crossroads Revisited” could almost be early ZZ Top — but with the addition of gutsy harmonica and better percussion.
The band returns to a more jazz-influenced blues on the final two tracks of the album. Their cover of Tom Waits’ “Way Down In A Hole” features more fretless bass and clean guitar  lines. “Soul Light”, the closing song on the CD, is foot-tapping fun. All in all, Goin’ Fishin’ is an excellent piece of work by a group of incredibly talented musicians, and would make a fine addition to any blues lover’s collection. The CD is available online through CD Baby and the band’s website at 2blumusic.com.

Goin' Fishin'

Mick Hucknall - À Tribute to Bobby

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 37:35
Size: 86,8 MB
Label: Simply Red
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Farther Up The Road - 3:27
 2. Ain't That Lovin' You - 3:09
 3. I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around) - 2:15
 4. Poverty - 3:19
 5. Yolanda - 3:56
 6. Stormy Monday Blues - 2:39
 7. I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) - 3:11
 8. I'll Take Care Of You - 2:56
 9. Chains Of Love - 2:59
10. I Pity The Fool - 3:36
11. Cry, Cry, Cry - 3:45
12. Lead Me On - 2:17

Mick Hucknall, the voice of Simply Red, is best known as a soul man, but TRIBUTE TO BOBBY, an homage to the great blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland, shows that his soul is steeped in the blues as well. Hucknall pays tribute by tackling the cream of Bland's repertoire, but instead of trying to recreate Bland's sound or arrangements, he uses them as a jumping-off point, funking up some tracks and adding percolating dance beats to others. “Farther Up The Road” is reborn with a jumping groove that wouldn't sound out of place on a Spinners record, for example, while “Stormy Monday Blues” gets a James Brown-goes-acid-jazz treatment. Even when the settings don't venture too far afield, though, Hucknall still brings something individual to the table.

Tribute to Bobby

понедельник, 14 ноября 2016 г.

Rob Tognoni - Brave

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 49:10
Size: 113,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Brave - 4:46
 2. Voodoo Girl - 4:07
 3. Burnin' Alive - 3:39
 4. Dammed If I Do - 3:54
 5. You - 4:34
 6. 1974 - 3:03
 7. Maid Marion, Robin Hood - 6:17
 8. Fly Like An Eagle - 4:20
 9. Happy Birthday - 3:25
10. Power - 3:19
11. Latino Lounge - 3:21
12. Don't Be Too Hard On Me - 4:25

Rob Tognoni- guitar, vocals, keys, percussion;
Slawek Semeniuk - bass;
Mirko Kirch - drums.

Rob has released 18 CDs over the past 20 years through Provogue, Dixiefrog & Blues Boulevard and toured relentlessly throughout continental Europe. His latest release "Brave" is a testament to his writing and production skills. The album consists of 12 original tracks with the influences ranging from Rory Gallagher to Frank Zappa.


Terry Robb - Cool On The Bloom

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 39:36
Size: 91,2 MB
Label: NiaSounds
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Soc Hop - 2:03
 2. Cool On The Bloom - 2:15
 3. Christmas In Istanbul - 4:16
 4. Watermelon Eyepatch Groove - 3:12
 5. So Glad - 3:09
 6. Soggy Foot Rag - 1:51
 7. You Showed Me - 4:15
 8. Holy Spirit, Father And Son - 5:48
 9. Ham Hound Crave - 2:56
10. Late Night Kahl - 3:23
11. Honey One - 3:46
12. Grama Jean - 2:36

Terry Robb without question is one of the finest guitarists playing the blues (or any other form of music for that matter) today. Adept at electric and acoustic guitars, he displays lightning quick, crisp flair on his instrument that is right on the money every time. His true forte is on acoustic and he is the master of both fingerpicking and bottleneck styles with expert original and innovative readings of Delta blues, rags, spirituals, and whatever else he puts his mind too musically.
Robb’s latest release, Cool On The Bloom, finds him on a new Portland-based label, NiaSounds. It is mostly a solo outing with only two vocal tracks. Terry Robb possesses the ability to completely captivate an audience without the need for any sidemen as he displays on seven numbers on the disc. But when he is joined by the likes of Albert Reda or Dave Kahl on bass, Jeff Minnick or Dennis Carter on drums, and guitar master Doug Smith, the music rises again to another level. Alone or accompanied, Terry Robb knows how to grab your ears and give you an intensely pleasurable listening experience.
All of the tracks on Cool On The Bloom are sensational examples of Robb’s skills. Opening with a light-hearted, sprightly rag titled “Soc Hop” that is surely bound to get your toes tapping right off the bat. The piece shows off Robb’s incredible dexterity at finger-picking. “Christmas in Istanbul” was first released on the O, Christmas Three album from the Acoustic Guitar Summit. Here he showcases some very classic approaches on this swinging number with Middle Eastern flavor, joined by one of his Acoustic Guitar Summit partners Doug Smith. Smith also accompanies Robb on two other songs on the album, “Watermelon Eye Patch Groove” and a beautifully-done instrumental take on The Turtles’ “You Showed Me.” “So Glad” and the cover of Rube Lacey’s “Ham Hound Crave” are the only two vocal numbers, and both are presented with a nice jovial approach, the latter kind of makes me hungry with all the mention of Southern food. “Late Night Kahl” is a jazzier offering, and “Honey One” has a moody feeling behind it; both are prime examples of just how diverse the music from Robb can be.
If I had to pick out one stand-out track (which is essentially impossible when everything here is so unbelievable!), it just might be the bottleneck slide work on “”Holy Spirit, Father And Son.” This song sounds like Robb just stepped from behind the sun, jumped over the levee, crossed the cotton fields and sat down on the porch at the local juke with his guitar. Pour the sweet tea, this is as down home as you can get people!
Cool On The Bloom is an exceptional presentation of Terry Robb that shows you just how much he is as one with his guitar, whether using vocals or not. When you have the talent to use your instrument as your voice as Robb does, it is completely exhilarating and often mind-blowing. This album offers all of that and more. Repeated listens will become mandatory; you won’t be able to avoid it.

Cool On The Bloom

Steve Bailey and The Blue Flames - Hop On Board

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 50:36
Size: 121,3 MB
Label: Blues Leaf Records
Styles: Blues/Harp Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Steve's Harmonica Boogie - 3:23
 2. Eyesight To The Blind - 3:39
 3. Ain't Gonna Cry - 4:38
 4. Firecracker - 2:41
 5. I Started Drinkin' - 4:02
 6. Playin' The Greats - 3:14
 7. Pocket Full Of Money - 3:31
 8. She Is Real - 2:52
 9. Bon Ton Roulet - 4:44
10. Dear Dad - 3:01
11. Hurricane - 4:28
12. Hop On Board - 4:20
13. Stop - 2:59
14. Every Night - 2:57

Steve Bailey and the Blue Flames have been a solid Seattle Blues Band since the early 1970's, and it's easy to see the by-products of all this experience. With a harp that is second to none, superior guitar (Doug Hearny and Tim Sherman) and a set that absolutely hammers out poundin' blues in all forms - this CD defines "smokin'". The bands trademark is it's intensity and it is well represented on this record. Hard to imagine that a live performance could be more engrossing than what is captured on this fine studio recording. Hard-drivin' and classic blues for those who like plenty of energy in their music. Gets a solid recommendation from us!

Hop On Board

Snooks Eaglin - Baby, You Can Get Your Gun

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1987
Time: 32:42
Size: 75,2 MB
Label: Black Top
Styles: New Orleans Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.You Give Me Nothing But The Bl - 2:37
2.Baby Please - 3:19
3.Oh Sweetness - 3:17
4.Profidia - 2:22
5.Lavinia - 3:37
6.Baby, You Can Get Your Gun! - 2:52
7.Drop The Bomb! - 2:57
8.That Certain Door - 3:13
9.Mary Joe - 2:32
10.Nobody Knows - 2:16
11.Pretty Girls Everywhere - 3:35

The first of the masterful guitarist Snooks Eaglin's amazing series of albums for Black Top is an earthly delight; his utterly unpredictable guitar weaves and darts through supple rhythms provided by New Orleans vets Smokey Johnson on drums and Erving Charles, Jr. on bass (David Lastie is on sax). Few artists boast Eaglin's "human jukebox" capabilities; his amazingly vast knowledge of eclectic numbers takes in the Four Blazes' "Mary Jo," Tommy Ridgley's "Lavinia," and the Ventures' version of "Perfidia."

Baby, You Can Get Your Gun

Ellen McIlwaine - Spontaneous Combustion

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 43:00
Size: 98,5 MB
Label: Tradition & Modern
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mockingbird - 3:16
 2. Take Me To The River - 5:20
 3. Dead End Street - 4:34
 4. Up From The Skies - 3:03
 5. Sidu (Grandmother) - 6:07
 6. Sitting On Top Of The World - 2:24
 7. Bid You Goodnight - 2:36
 8. Spontaneous Combustion - 4:37
 9. Say A Single Word - 5:28
10. Egyptian Blues - 5:30

Ellen McIlwaine — vocals, acoustic/electric slide guitar, piano;
Bill Rich — bass;
Kester Smith — drums.
Special Guest:
Taj Mahal - vocals

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION has become the album Ellen McIlwaine has always wanted to make. It’s a no-holds barred record, reflecting many diverse aspects of her style and featuring performances that truly shine. The album features ten tunes coming from a well of blues feeling that never seems to dry up. Whereas her Bremen performance documented on CD presents a powerful and energetic live act, now Ellen McIlwaine also knows how to put across this energy in the studio environment. And that’s what SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION is all about. Recorded in November in Seatlle, WA, Ellen McIlwaine delivers an exciting mix of original material and adds a bunch of inspired covers. Of invaluable help were her sidemen in the studio: drummer/percussionist Kester Smith and electric bass player Bill Rich. Both are veterans of a number of Taj Mahal bands for the last 30 years like "The Real Thing" Tuba Band and "The International Rhythm Band".
Ellen McIlwaine’s music is never just about volume and energy. Her guitar playing is based on density and overtones — she names Jeff Beck and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons as influences in that respect. Ghosts of Southern blues and psychedelic rock are always present in her music - as well as a still rebellious nature. Ellen McIlwaine has been on the road for thirty years now. She knows about the price to be paid for this kind of life. And she will continue doing her thing — that’s just the way she wants it. She communicates this kind of spirit on SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION in a direct and authentic kind of way.

Spontaneous Combustion

Matthew Robinson - Bad Habits

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 48:53
Size: 112,8 MB
Label: Fedora
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Got To Leave This Woman - 4:42
 2. Mr. Pawnbroker - 3:18
 3. You Just Can?t Take My Blues - 5:59
 4. Sunday Morning Love - 4:23
 5. Just Your Fool - 3:52
 6. I?m Gonna Stop You From Giving Me The Blues - 3:37
 7. Sugar Sweet - 3:03
 8. Don?t Lose Your Cool - 3:07
 9. My Tomorrow - 4:19
10. Give Me My Blues - 3:39
11. West Side Baby - 4:54
12. Bad Habits - 3:53

Matthew Robinson - vocals & guitar;
Larry D.C. Williams - saxophone;
Donald "Duck" Jennings - trumpet;
Mickey "Tickey" Bennett - keyboards;
Eddie James Stout - bass;
William Norman Fagen - drums

Matthew Robinson, born February 27, 1948 in Austin, Texas. In ’64 he and schoolmates formed the Mustangs (they had a huge hit – Tender Loving Care), which toured with James Brown, Jimmy Reed, Big Mama Thornton and Johnny Winter. Now over thirty years later Robinson gives us Bad Habits. After a couple of listenings, Cornbread says it was worth the wait! Robinson describes his music as the result of the natural evolution of gospel, R&B, blues and the Texas sound he grew up around.
As a side note for you instrument heads (I’m one of the biggest) - the guitar pictured on the album cover sure looks a lot like a B.B. King Gibson Lucille. Bad Habits is a good CD, the vocals and guitar playing was right on, less horn and more piano or harmonica would’a been a good thing.

Bad Habits

Denny Freeman and The Cobras - Denny Freeman and The Cobras

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 69:14
Size: 159,8 MB
Label: CrossCut Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tomcat - 5:15
 2. Harlem Shuffle - 6:39
 3. First to let you know - 5:55
 4. Blow, Joe Blow (Crazy bout a Saxophone) - 3:38
 5. Learn to treat me better - 4:55
 6. Chekin' up on my baby - 3:01
 7. House Party - 4:05
 8. I Smell Trouble - 5:47
 9. See See Baby - 4:15
10. I'll go crazy - 2:55
11. Gangster of Love - 5:17
12. Playboy Hop - 4:45
13. Mary Sue - 3:05
14. That's how strong my love is - 2:31
15. Further on up the road - 4:06
16. Peter Gunn - 2:59

Denny Freeman (born Dennis Edward Freeman, August 7, 1944, Orlando, Florida) is an American Texas and electric blues guitarist. Although he is primarily known as a guitar player, Freeman has also played piano and electric organ, both in concert and on various recordings. He has worked with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Bob Dylan, Angela Strehli, Lou Ann Barton, James Cotton, Taj Mahal, and Percy Sledge amongst others.
Freeman spent his adolescence in Dallas, Texas in the late 1950s and played in a rock group called "The Corals" while in high school. He went to college in North Texas, and had a brief stay in Los Angeles, before relocating in 1970 to Austin, Texas. He was co-lead guitarist in the Cobras with Stevie Ray Vaughan, then in 1972, became a founding member of Southern Feeling, along with W. C. Clark and Angela Strehli. He later recorded with Lou Ann Barton. Freeman lived and played with both Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He played piano on Jimmie Vaughan's first solo tour, and on a James Cotton album. At Antone's nightclub in the early 1980s, Freeman was a member of the house band and backed Otis Rush, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Lazy Lester.
After touring with Jimmie Vaughan in the mid 1990s he toured with Taj Mahal until 2002. A songwriter on his five mainly instrumental albums, Freeman lived again in Los Angeles from 1992 until 2004.[2] Freeman played with Bob Dylan's backing band between 2005 and 2009. Dylan's album, Modern Times was recorded with Dylan's then touring band, including Freeman, Tony Garnier, George G Receli, Stu Kimball, plus multi-instrumentalist Donnie Herron.
During a 2006 interview with Rolling Stone, Dylan spoke about his current band:
This is the best band I've ever been in, I've ever had, man for man. When you play with guys a hundred times a year, you know what you can and can't do, what they're good at, whether you want 'em there. It takes a long time to find a band of individual players. Most bands are gangs. Whether it's a metal group or pop rock, whatever, you get that gang mentality. But for those of us who went back further, gangs were the mob. The gang was not what anybody aspired to. On this record (Modern Times) I didn't have anybody to teach. I got guys now in my band, they can whip up anything, they surprise even me.
Bob Dylan, August 2006, Rolling Stone
Clem Burke played the drums on Freeman's latest solo offering, Twang Bang (2006).

Denny Freeman and The Cobras

четверг, 10 ноября 2016 г.

Tas Cru - Simmered & Stewed

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 45:58
Size: 105,9 MB
Label: Vizztone
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dat Maybe - 2:29
 2. Grizzle N' Bone - 3:45
 3. Feel I'm Falling - 4:33
 4. Time & Time - 5:03
 5. Road To My Obsession - 5:23
 6. Biscuit - 3:07
 7. Cover My Love - 3:39
 8. Woman Won't You Love Me - 4:12
 9. Just Let It Happen - 3:18
10. Tired Of Bluesmen Cryin' - 4:30
11. Higher & Higher - 5:55

Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru’s songs and testify to his reputations a one of the most unique of bluesmen plying his trade today. Cru has received wide praise for his songwriting: As Downbeat magazine notes, “His songs are blues poetry – crafted with rare verbal flair and his ability to cast a memorable hook is magical!” Live, these songs are performed with power and passion. As observed by Living Blues magazine, “The vivacity and sheer joy with which Cru plays is intoxicating!” His brand new album, Simmered And Stewed, now available for pre-sale, will be released November 11, 2016 through the VizzTone label group — eleven songs flavored in most part by resonator, cigar box and acoustic guitar. The album features harmonica, honkytonk piano, Hammond B3 organ and rich, backing vocals. The new album is a worthy follow up to his 2015 album, You Keep The Money – the hottest debuting blues album of the year, almost all year long residing at or near the very top of every major blues chart. It debuted at #1 on the Roots Music Report, with eight of its twelve songs in the top 25, and the album debuted on the prestigious Living Blues Chart at #2.
Presently living in upstate New York. Cru performs in a variety of formats ranging from solo acoustic to a seven-piece backing band. Tas Cru appears at major festivals and blues venues throughout the US and Canada. He and his band of Tortured Souls regularly visit Beale Street during the Blues Music Awards and the International Blues Challenge where at the Rum Boogie Cafe; he has hosted a highly successful fundraiser for the Blues Foundation’s Generation Blues Project for several years running. A committed social activist, Cru also brings his award-winning Blues Education programs and workshops to numerous schools, hospitals and community centers.
Tas Cru is represented by Music on the Couch Artist Management (Vinny Marini) and is currently booking appearances through the Road Dawg Touring Company.

Simmered And Stewed

среда, 9 ноября 2016 г.

Larry McCray - Believe It

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 55:51
Size: 128,3 MB
Label: Magnolia Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. That's How Strong - 6:55
 2. You Don't Know - 4:21
 3. Blues Is My Business - 4:59
 4. Love Gone Bad - 7:21
 5. Burglar - 3:15
 6. Strong Companion - 5:19
 7. Best In Town - 5:15
 8. Believe It - 5:12
 9. She's A Wolf - 4:29
10. Cash Money - 4:21
11. Best Friend - 4:19

Magnolia, AR, native Larry McCray is not always mentioned when the subject of hot blues guitarists arises. That sort of oversight borders on criminal neglect. Believe It is just the sort of showcase that will make McCray's chops stick in the minds of blues fans. He's the complete package: a stirring vocalist blessed with a formidable guitar technique who can also help himself out as a songwriter (co-writing with brother/drummer Steve). Cue up the track "Love Gone Bad" and sit back for a guitar/vocal tour de force. McCray evokes a dirty guitar sound to die for and backs it up with a fierce vocal effort that would send any audience into a fit. The way in which McCray brings together the elements of this number is a specific clue as to the general excellence of Believe It. McCray folds blues, rock, and soul into a visceral, exciting sound that gives the lie to a lot of the blues pretenders out there nowadays. Anyone who takes a spin through this disc will, indeed, believe it by the time they're finished. This record burns with the sort of intensity and blues savvy that makes the genre something special, in the hands of the right artist.

Believe It

Clara McDaniel - Unwanted Child

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 39:39
Size: 91,5 MB
Label: Hightone
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Thread Your Needle - 3:05
 2. Wee Wee Hours - 3:51
 3. Yes, He's Gone - 3:01
 4. Unwanted Child - 4:07
 5. Hurtin' Inside - 4:14
 6. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind? - 3:09
 7. Done Somebody Wrong - 2:25
 8. Everytime I Think of You - 3:40
 9. Subject: Men and Boys - 5:05
10. I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin') - 3:52
11. I'm Leaving You - 3:06

In one sense, Clara McDaniel has lived a charmed life. She grew up literally in the company of some of the blues' most-famous names, and with the release of her first album, Unwanted Child (HMG/Hightone), in the fall of 1997 and a couple of recent successful European tours, her own singing career is heading in some positive directions. Born in Pontiac, Michigan, November 26, 1953, into a large musical family, McDaniel grew up playing the piano and singing in church, while being exposed to the blues from her father and his brothers. She moved to St. Louis as a teenager and immediately began hanging out and singing in the popular clubs, including Ned Love's, where she met Albert King. They developed a close relationship. She toured with him and at one time managed Albert's fleet of taxi cabs. But it hasn't been easy for this mother and foster parent. Unwanted Child is dedicated to Abram "Falstaff" Foster, her husband and keyboard player, who died last year, and her father's recent illnesses take her back and forth to Chicago from St. Louis, while she balances two jobs and raises her family.This big, beautiful woman has bounced on Muddy Waters' knee and styled Bobby Bland's coif. We sat down for some "girl talk," and McDaniel shared her life as a wife, mother, daughter and sure 'nuf blues belting singer.

Unwanted Child

вторник, 8 ноября 2016 г.

Jim McCarty Blues Band - Outside Woman Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 60:56
Size: 140,1 MB
Label: Mooreland Street Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Outside Woman Blues -  3:09
 2. Walkin' Thru The Back Streets -  4:37
 3. Black Hearted Woman -  5:47
 4. Heavy Weather -  4:53
 5. How Blue -  3:42
 6. Framed -  3:21
 7. Hearts Not In It -  3:23
 8. Lawyers, Guns & Money -  3:46
 9. Two Steps Ahead -  5:30
10. I Go Crazy -  2:33
11. No Easy Way Out -  4:02
12. Slow Driver - 16:08

Jim McCarty (Yardbirds) - vocals, drums
Ray Majors (Mott, British Lions) - vocals, guitar
John Idan (Yardbirds) - vocals, guitar
Rod Dimick (Strawbs) - bass guitar

If someone wrote a book about British blues-rock and failed to mention Jim McCarty, the book would have a gaping hole. McCarty was the Yardbirds' original drummer, and failing to mention him would be like not mentioning Cream's Ginger Baker or Led Zeppelin's John Bonham. The Yardbirds weren't strictly a blues-rock band; many of their songs favored a haunting, quasi-Gregorian outlook. But blues-rock was an important part of what they did, and McCarty's blues-rock side dominates Outside Woman Blues. This 2002 release finds the drummer leading a quartet that is billed as the Jim McCarty Blues Band, which also includes guitarist/singer John Idan and ex-members of Mott the Hoople (guitarist/singer Ray Majors) and the Strawbs (bassist Rod Demick). Not everything on this CD is blues-rock; "Lawyers, Guns and Money," for example, is '70s-style arena rock, while the moody "Heart's Not in It" is Police-like reggae-rock. But Outside Woman Blues favors blues-rock more often than not, and all of the material is solid - that is true of the studio recordings that dominate the disc as well as a few hidden live tracks at the end (including performances of "Train Kept a Rollin'" and the Yardbirds' "Heart Full of Soul").

Overall, the sound could be described as London by way of Chicago (as in Chess Records, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Little Walter) and Detroit (as in John Lee Hooker)

There are also 3 hidden tracks on the end of the disc that feature Chris Dreja of The Yardbirds on rhythm guitar. Recorded live at The 100 Club in London.

'Outside Woman Blues' is also available as a digital download from Apple iTunes:
Buy the whole album or just the tracks you like best!

Outside Woman Blues

The Griswolds - Cockeyed World

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 41:06
Size: 94,3 MB
Label: Blue Suit Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sad Sad Day - 3:38
 2. Oopah Pah Doo - 2:10
 3. Funny How Time Slips Away - 4:16
 4. Don't You Want A Good Man Around - 2:40
 5. Never Make A Move too Soon - 2:56
 6. Leaving In The Morning - 5:18
 7. Boogie In The Dark - 1:53
 8. Drink Muddy Water - 4:12
 9. Call My Job - 2:58
10. That's All Right - 3:58
11. Big Ol' Butt - 2:53
12. Please Don't Blow My Mind - 4:09

Art & Roman Griswold have dominated the Toledo, Ohio blues scene for the last ten years, after the death of their erstwhile mentor and colleague Big Jack Reynolds. While The Griswolds' style differed from Big Jack's their arrival in the Detroit/Toledo area in the 1950s brought them under his and Little Walter Mitchell's influence. Roman is the older brother, but Art has always been the leader with both his guitar histrionics and his staccato vocals. They recorded singles throughout the 1960s and 1970s on Fortune and other regional labels, but it wasn't until 1987 when the Griswolds had material released on an album, Blue Suit's initial release "Two Aces & A Jack," which they shared with Big Jack Reynolds. They remained minor figures in the regional blues world until the 1980s when their band (Art on guitar & vocals, Roman on organ and vocals, Eli "Professor Easy" Garner on tenor sax and Allen "Funky Monkey" Szombati on drums) was the hottest group in the area. This group toured the upper Midwest and South and recorded "The Real Deal" on their own Buckeye label. Unfortunately the quality of this recording did not capture the band's electricity as a live band. Subsequently the Griswolds got a new saxophone player, recorded "All The Way Down" on JSP Records and toured Europe in the mid-1990s; this album also failed to represent the dynamics that typified their club performances/

Cockeyed World

The Cate Brothers - Radioland

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 53:59
Size: 128,6 MB
Label: Icehouse Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. There Goes The Neighborhood - 3:57
 2. Radioland - 4:35
 3. Am I Losing You - 5:32
 4. Damn Guilty Blues - 5:33
 5. Recovered Soul - 4:01
 6. Please No More - 4:45
 7. Solid Ground - 4:30
 8. After This Time - 4:57
 9. Sometimes It Jumps - 3:54
10. Strip Search (For Love) - 3:36
11. All I Gave - 4:36
12. Happy Ever After Love - 3:58

Arkansas-based Earl and Ernie Cate were prolific songwriters and singers who blended the blues with elements of rock & roll, country and rockabilly. Pianist/vocalist Ernie and guitarist/vocalist Earl signed to Asylum Records in 1975; their self-titled debut, issued shortly after, included appearances by Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Cropper, former Band drummer Levon Helm, and former Eagle and Poco member Timothy B. Schmidt. They followed up their debut in 1976 with In One Eye and Out the Other, trailed in 1977 by The Cate Brothers Band. Spurred by the success of the single "Union Man," 1979's Fire on the Tracks reached number 24 on the album rock charts in 1976.
Despite a dearth of recordings through the 1980s, the band remained a popular touring act in Tennessee, Arkansas and other strongholds of country rock and blues around the South. In the early '80s, Earl and Ernie joined Helm and others to form a reconstructed version of the Band, which by that point had lost guitarist Robbie Robertson; aside from touring with Helm, they also collaborated with blues singer Maria Muldaur. The Cate Brothers continued recording into the 1990s; in 1995, they issued Radioland, a unique hybrid of pop-oriented blues-rock, Stax-era soul-blues and country-rock on which they were joined by former John Mayall blues guitar phenom Coco Montoya. A new album, Play by the Rules, was released in 2004.


четверг, 3 ноября 2016 г.

The Killing Floor - La Danza Macabra

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 46:20
Size: 106,6 MB
Label: Carne Evil Records
Styles: Blues/Texas Style
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Live - 5:04
 2. What I Dream To Do - 3:45
 3. Day By Day - 5:02
 4. Mary Jayne - 5:25
 5. It's Not Me - 7:18
 6. Savvy - 3:37
 7. Hole In My Heart - 3:09
 8. Streets - 4:42
 9. Devil's Alley - 4:36
10. Manic Depression - 3:38

Blues Texas rock experimental jam band. Greetings from  The   Killing   Floor , hailing from the grounds South of Texas. We are always striving for new sounds musically with some refining changes not to recreate what already been done. We will always keep in touch and live off the positive karma energy of our families, friends, fans and influences. Our live performances will always be highly-driven, spontaneous, creative, energetic and always seeking to reinvent ourselves. So on that note, please stay tuned and say when.

La Danza Macabra

Max Johns - I Could Be Dangerous

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 50:14
Size: 115,8 MB
Label: Appaloosa
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
1. Let Me Show You My Tattoo - 3:33
2. Off The Deep End - 3:04
3. Take Me To Cavlary - 4:26
4. I Could Be Dangerous - 6:55
5. I Used To Be A Man - 3:07
6. Black Cat Bone - 3:42
7. Can I Get An Amem - 6:42
8. Need Somebody - 5:10
9. Free The Soul Of Robert Johnson - 5:05
10. Somebody Get Me A Bullet - 3:12
11. Hometown Boy Makes Good - 2:13
12. Shake It - 3:02

Max is a first-class modern day blues singer/guitarist. His songwriting and slide guitar skills are outstanding. Give it a try... you won't be sorry.

I Could Be Dangerous