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среда, 27 декабря 2017 г.

James Montgomery Blues Band - Bring It On Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 47:49
Size: 109,9 MB
Label: Conqueroot
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sweet Sixteen - 4:04
 2. The Sleeper - 5:09
 3. Dimples - 2:53
 4. Back On My Knees Again - 5:09
 5. Lovin' Cup - 4:07
 6. Bring It On Home - 5:21
 7. Mona - 3:28
 8. Ramblin' Man - 4:25
 9. Juniors' Jump - 2:31
10. Wedding Ring - 6:28
11. Sinkin' Blues - 4:09

You could say Bring It on Home is Montgomery's most well-rounded album -- what with tracks by Lowell Fulson, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, and Hank Williams resting alongside Montgomery's own imitative compositions and traditional reworkings, but he's still pretty much a standard Saturday night bluesman. He plays competently and devotedly enough, but you've heard all this before from more capable and expressive artists.

Bring It On Home

вторник, 26 декабря 2017 г.

Kenny Acosta and the House Reckers - Spanish Town Mardi Gras

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 33:02
Size: 76,0 MB
Label: Bluzman Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Black Drawers - 3:40
 2. Spanish Town Mardi Gras - 2:51
 3. Rajun Cajun - 3:11
 4. Call the Plumber - 4:52
 5. Ain't Heard Jack - 2:01
 6. Mojo - 3:15
 7. Linda Lou - 2:52
 8. Cocaine Blues - 3:20
 9. Time Bomb - 3:12
10. Woke Up This Morning - 3:45

Having played out of Austin, TX for many years, with the likes of Kim Wilson, W C Clark, and Stevie & Jimmy Vaughn, one might expect a different kind of sound from KENNY ACOSTA. However, it's very apparent that, although he can be diversified, he never strayed far from those Delta roots. On "SPANISH TOWN MARDI GRAS", it's quite evident where this Baton Rouge native is from.
Anyone who has ever had a bowl of gumbo knows that it's a perfect blend of many different ingredients. KENNY'S music is no different. This discs main ingredients are several very well done covers and several very well written originals spiced up with a hint of island fare, pinches of funk, dashes of blues, splashes of jazz, spoonfuls of soul and lots of good ol' Cajun hot stuff.
The people responsible for this very tasteful creation are KENNY ACOSTA on guitar and vocals, JOE EUNICE on bass, BRANDON COCKBURN on drums and JOE "BOY" MICELLI on percussion.
"SPANISH TOWN MARDI GRAS" opens with a very jazzy yet super soulful version of "BLACK DRAWERS". KENNY'S vocals, very reminiscent of a young Dr. John, and his very smooth, jazzy style of guitar, along with great effort from JOE on bass, clearly highlight this track.
The original title track, "SPANISH TOWN MARDI GRAS", picked me up from my desk and placed me in a seedy little cantina where I watched a scantily clad women, dancing to Flamenco music, attempt to seduce Ricardo Montalban. What a great song!
For the funk fans "RAJUN CAJUN" is all yours. This one is pretty much all about JOE MICELLI slapping the hell out of some congas, bongos and whatever else he can get those hot hands of his on. On the other hand, total blues freaks like me will just love "CALL THE PLUMBER". This is good old down home blues at it's best. KENNY'S vocals and blues guitar are the best they get on this one, another original.
Although he didn't write it, "LINDA LOU" is a perfectly written song for KENNY'S voice and singing style. He seems to really enjoy cutting loose on this one. This track, just shy of three minutes, could have pleasantly been twice the length. It seemed just as KENNY was peaking the track was ending.
"COCAINE BLUES" is another track which features KENNY'S smooth and soulful vocals and his great guitar playing. This is the kind of stuff you can listen to all day long and never tire of. JOE and BRANDON are both at their peak on this one as well.
KENNY ACOSTA AND THE HOUSE RECKERS are one of those bands that love being on the road. If you live anywhere in the South Eastern part of the United States, do as I recently did and catch his live act. You can view his schedule, and buy a few of his CD's at www.kennyacosta.com. While you're there, tell the BLUZMAN that the BLEWZZMAN sends his love.

Spanish Town Mardi Gras

среда, 6 декабря 2017 г.

Ally Venable Band - Train Wreck Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 29:42
Size: 68,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Train Wreck Blues - 3:27
 2. Sneaky Feeling - 2:30
 3. Downhearted Blues - 3:27
 4. No Glass Shoes - 3:29
 5. Glowing Faces ( T O Song) - 4:24
 6. Thrill - 4:15
 7. Chasing The Kings - 4:26
 8. What You Gonna Do About Me - 3:40

"A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement on the Modern Blues Scene. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Ally Venable, starting singing at an early age in church and in recent years picked up the guitar and found her passion.As a protege of Lance Lopez, Ally’s songwriting, guitar playing and onstage performance are magnificent. This 17-year-old female packs a punch. She is the 2014 and 2015 East Texas Female Guitarist of the Year. Each of Ally’s band mates are versatile on multiple instruments. Bassist Bobby Wallace is a master at his craft and his years of experience enhance the band. Classically trained musician and drummer, Elijah Owings, brings a steady but dynamic sound to the band. He is the backbone of their Modern Rockin’ Blues sound. As the 2104, 2015 East Texas Music Awards Female guitar player of the 2015 and 2016 East Texas Blues Band of the Year. The Ally Venable Band is a must-see live!!! Ally has shared the stage with Gary Hoey, Rick Derringer, Wes Jeans, Lance Lopez, Kingfish Ingram, and Many others.

Train Wreck Blues

четверг, 30 ноября 2017 г.

State Of Empire - Get With It

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 42:09
Size: 97,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Nothing More - 3:36
 2. Let Me Be - 3:26
 3. Fight For The Fall - 3:44
 4. Flesh and Bone - 5:24
 5. Get With It - 3:41
 6. Back To Me - 3:03
 7. Can't Stop - 3:19
 8. Give You My Love - 4:12
 9. Shake Me - 4:21
10. Like A .44 - 3:33
11. Red Hand Blues - 3:46

You gotta get with it, you're gonna regret it! Get With It, State of Empire's sophomore release is bigger, better and heavier than their debut album. You can tell with a single listen that these songs were crafted over a year of writing and performing, fine tuning what has become a solid rock album from front to back. Every song takes you to a place where Rock and Roll originated while maintaining a modern originality of those who came before. This album is how music used to be and where music needs to go. Edgy, punchy and groovy...you won't regret it!

Get With It

Mark "Porkchop" Holder - Death And The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 38:06
Size: 88,1 MB
Label: Alive Naturalsound
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Captain Captain - 4:42
 2. Sad Days And Lonely Nights - 4:23
 3. Coffin Lid - 3:43
 4. Big Boat - 3:41
 5. Nobody Wants to Cry - 3:09
 6. Be Righteous - 3:53
 7. Bless Me Santasima - 1:26
 8. Billy The Kid - 3:37
 9. James Leg - 1:46
10. What is Wrong with Your Mind - 3:49
11. Death And The Blues - 3:52

A slide guitarist with a passion for the blues and the hard-hitting sound of a rocker, Mark "Porkchop" Holder first made his name as a member of the raw and rollicking punk-blues trio the Black Diamond Heavies. Holder joined the Black Diamond Heavies in 2004, and appeared on their debut EP, You Damn Right. By 2006, Holder had left the band to strike out on his own, and he traveled across the country and around the globe playing ferocious slide guitar in a one-man-band format. Years of touring took a toll on Holder, and after years of struggle with depression and chemical dependence issues, he returned to his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee to focus on his health and getting a fresh start. In 2016, Holder began gigging locally with a new backing band he called MPH, featuring Travis Kilgore on bass and backing vocals and Doug Bales on drums. Holder wasted no time taking the band into the studio, and in February 2017 Holder released his first solo album, Let It Slide, via Alive Naturalsound Records.

Death And The Blues

среда, 29 ноября 2017 г.

Paul Jones - Starting All Over Again

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 58:48
Size: 134,8 MB
Label: Continental Blue Heaven
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lover To Cry - 3:56
 2. If You Love Me (Like You Say) - 3:34
 3. Chose Or Cop Out - 4:03
 4. Sundown - 4:22
 5. Starting All Over Again - 4:38
 6. I'm Gone - 3:43
 7. Philosopher's Stone - 5:05
 8. Still True - 3:26
 9. Need To Know - 5:11
10. Gratefully Blue - 5:59
11. When He Comes - 4:37
12. Alvino's Entourage - 6:15
13. Big Blue Diamonds - 3:53

Paul Jones CD, "Starting All Over Again", has hit store shelves. It's his solo disc in over 30 years. For most of the time since his last album, he's been an actor (stage, film and television) including a role in the sci-fi cult classic, Space 1999, and a radio presenter on the BBC. Jones is best know to music fans outside the UK as the lead singer of Manfred Mann's hits like "Do Wah Diddy," and "Pretty Flamingo". He's also fronted The Blues Band (they have 17 albums to their credit since their founding in 1979!) and The Manfreds (which features most of the original members of Manfred Mann). He even co-composed the signature tune for Ready, Steady, Go!
The disc is released in the US by Collector's Choice Music and distributed in the UK and Europe by Continental Record Services of The Netherlands.
Produced by Carla Olson, Jones' studio band includes guitarist Jake Andrews, drummer Alvino Bennett, Tony Marisco on bass and Mike Thompson on keyboards. Eric Clapton joins him on two tracks "Choose Or Cop Out," and the title track, "Starting All Over Again." The disc also includes a cover of Van Morrison's "Philospher's Stone.". Soul singing legend Percy Sledge also guests on "Big Blue Diamonds." This track was initially released on Sledge's 2004 solo CD, "Shining Through The Rain."
In 1966, Paul Jones and Eric Clapton - along with Pete York, Steve Winwood, Ben Palmer and Jack Bruce - were part of the studio one-off band, The Powerhouse. A few of the tracks were released on What's Shakin'.

Starting All Over Again

Paul Jones - Suddenly I Like It

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 62:06
Size: 142,3 MB
Label: Airline Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Are You Lonely For Me Baby - 5:06
 2. Lonely Nights - 4:32
 3. Sit BAck Down - 4:20
 4. Beggar For The Blues - 4:57
 5. Brother Where Are You - 4:18
 6. Mountain Boogie - 2:20
 7. Suddenly I Like It - 4:16
 8. Dont Go To Strangers - 6:04
 9. Remember Me - 5:05
10. Soul To Soul - 4:12
11. Trouble In Mind - 3:05
12. Straighten Up And Fly Rigfht - 3:58
13. Im On My Way To A Better Place - 4:05
14. Above And Beyond - 5:39

Paul Jones, the legendary Manfred Mann frontman has only released two solo albums in the past 30 years and here's the second - 'Suddenly I Like It'. Paul's produced and backed by the same team as 2009's 'Starting All Over Again'. Carla Olson is again the producer. She's one of the few active women producers. Among her other full length productions are albums by Jake Andrews (Paul's lead guitar player), Joe Louis Walker, Phil Upchurch, Barry Goldberg, Chubby Tavares and Mare Winningham. Carla has also produced singles or individual tracks by Taj Mahal, Billy Joe Royal, Sugar Blue, Peter Noone, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Otis Rush and Brenton Wood. Paul's hits with Manfred Mann include 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy', 'Sha La La', 'Pretty Flamingo', 'Come Tomorrow', '5-4-3-2-1' (The Ready Steady Go TV Theme), 'Oh No Not My Baby', 'If You Gotta Go - Go Now' and 'The One In The Middle'. Paul has had a BBC2 radio blues program for decades and he tours the world both with The Manfreds and The Blues Band. Jake Andrews - Texas guitar ace on lead guitar Tony Marsico - bass guitars (Cruzados, Matthew Sweet, Roger Daltrey) Mike Thompson - keyboards (the Eagles, Don Henley, Rod Stewart) Alvino Bennett - drums (Brenda Russell, Chubby Tavares, Patrice Rushen) Track By Track Notes: 'Are You Lonely For Me Baby' - The Bert Berns-written Freddie Scott hit revisited and featuring soulful vocals and a great and extended lead guitar solo. 'Lonely Nights' - A rare blues song is revived and given an interpretation not unlike his contemporaries The Rolling Stones might. 'Sit Back Down' - An original of Paul's and featuring his rockin' harmonica. 'Beggar For The Blues' - Joe Bonamassa contributes lead guitar to this Patti Drew classic. 'Brother Where Are You' - This Oscar Brown Jr tune has been covered by many artists including Abbey Lincoln, Johnny Rivers and Thee Midnighters, this version features Little Willie G of Thee Midniters on backup vocals! 'Mountain Boogie' - An interlude jam by Paul and Jools Holland. 'Suddenly I Like It' - Paul, Jake and Mike rock out on the album's title track. 'Don't Go To Strangers' - This pop/jazz standard has been cut by many artists including Etta Jones, Arthur Prysock, Etta James and J.J. Cale. Paul's version is stunningly beautiful. 'Remember Me' - Jools Holland wrote this one and Todd Wolfe contributes some dirty delta slide courtesy of his resonator guitar. 'Soul To Soul' - A latter day Temptations anthem with trumpet, sax and trombone, Gregg Sutton's background vocals and guitar by former Bee Gee Vince Melouney. 'Trouble In Mind' - Another standard, here performed by Paul and Jools. 'Straighten Up & Fly Right' - When first hearing this Nat King Cole tune you will think you stumbled into a big band concert hall. 'I'm On My Way To A Better' - The Chairmen Of The Board hit reaches a new a plateau of happiness and glory. Again with Little Willie G on background vocals. 'Above & Beyond' - A full band instrumental jam closes the show.

Suddenly I Like It 

вторник, 28 ноября 2017 г.

Nord - Nord

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 41:08
Size: 94,2 MB
Label: Warner Music/WEA Sweden
Styles: Heavy Blues Rock/Hard Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Black Cat Moan - 3:55
 2. Oh Well - 4:59
 3. Teenage Anxiety - 4:37
 4. Sensitive Kind - 4:53
 5. Who Do You Love - 3:10
 6. Day Of The Eagle - 6:09
 7. Tin Soldier - 3:18
 8. Bridge Of Sighs - 5:10
 9. Fire And Water - 4:53

Sven Lindwall – Vocals;
Micke “Nord” Andersson – Guitars;
Nicki Wallin – Drums.

Rare Swedish Heavy Blues Rock/Hard Rock album released in 1992 through WEA Sweden, featuring the classy musicianship of Micke “Nord” Andersson (ex-Private Eye), Sven Lindwall and Nicki Wallin all known from bands like Joey Tempest,Tommy Nilsson (Easy Action) and countless Swedish album sessions. Excellent tunes, crunchy guitar riffs, great musicianship with stellar production, and of course it’s a rare gem need to be discovered.


понедельник, 20 ноября 2017 г.

County Jels - Working on the Farm

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 45:15
Size: 104,1 MB
Label: Atlantide Music
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Eyes of Love - 5:42
 2. I Love the Game - 3:57
 3. Instrudo - 4:41
 4. Lucie - 4:44
 5. Your Light - 4:32
 6. Baby Please Come Down - 4:02
 7. Strangers - 4:33
 8. Dead Rat Jam - 5:31
 9. Losing Lou - 3:47
10. Working on the Farm - 3:43

Album de Rock/Blues Rock realise par Eric Sauviat (guitare), Sebastien Chouard (guitare), Laurent Cokelaere (basse) et Julien Audigier (batterie). Leur musique va de Robert Johnson aux Allmann Brothers, et de Stevie Ray Vaughan a BB King, avec 10 titres composes avec une vraie dimension Rock.Le groupe de musiciens parisiens elargit sa palette : du Blues au Rock… et vice versa !

Working on the Farm

пятница, 17 ноября 2017 г.

The Hooten Hallers - The Hooten Hallers

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 35:55
Size: 83,0 MB
Label: Big Muddy Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Charla - 4:36
 2. Dig - 3:15
 3. Further From Shore - 2:40
 4. Knew You'd Come Around - 2:21
 5. Rhythm & Blues - 4:33
 6. Albatross - 2:55
 7. Garlic Dream - 2:26
 8. Gravity - 4:19
 9. 200 Scrap Part 2: Scrapper's Lament - 5:11
10. Staying Away From Joe - 3:34

Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. The Hooten Hallers have been busting vans and playing blurry back room bars for a decade but on their self-titled album they come out swinging with new life and a healthy balance of freneticism and focus. Having toured for years as a garage-blues duo, the band has recently evolved to include baritone saxophone player Kellie Everett, who has had stints recording and gigging with the likes of Pokey Lafarge, J.D. Wilkes, The Legendary Shack Shakers and William Elliott Whitmore. Everett's background in jazz standards and music theory are spliced with the unhinged showmanship that have built the Hooten Hallers' rapidly growing national following to create an album that can be at times be wild, in your face, party music while still leaving space for a tender ballad with soul and classic country influence. This type of versatility has allowed The Hooten Hallers to expand their already varied audience. It's not uncommon to walk into one of their shows to see outlaw bikers dancing next to some college kids dancing next to an aging hippie or a couple of parents whose kids are at home with the babysitter. This album, recorded in a repurposed Masonic temple owned by Johnny Walker of the garage-blues band the Soledad Brothers, features contributions from Ryan Koenig (Pokey LaFarge, Jack Grelle) and was produced by Kristo Baricevic of Big Muddy Records.

The Hooten Hallers

Eric Johnson - Collage

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 45:26
Size: 104,6 MB
Label: Vortexan Music
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Up Tight (Everything's Alright) - 3:28
 2. Morning Sun - 4:37
 3. To Love You - 8:05
 4. Stratagem - 3:17
 5. One Rainy Wish - 3:28
 6. We Can Work It Out - 4:02
 7. Rock Me Baby - 6:49
 8. Pipeline - 2:35
 9. The Fade - 5:05
10. To Whom It May Concern - 3:55

Very few musical artists achieve a true signature style -- one that makes comparisons to other musicians impossible. But Texas guitarist Eric Johnson arguably comes as close to this echelon as any musician from the past quarter-century. Like fellow Lone Star State guitarists Johnny Winter, Billy Gibbons, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnson blends the rock style of Jimi Hendrix and the blues power of Albert King. Yet Johnson's wide array of additional influences (from the Beatles and Jeff Beck to jazz and Chet Atkins) makes for a guitar sound as unique as his fingerprints.
"When I first heard Eric," Winter recalled, "he was only 16, and I remember wishing that I could have played like that at that age." Former Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter said, "If Jimi Hendrix had gone on to study with Howard Roberts for about eight years, you'd have what this kid strikes me as." The Austin prodigy appeared on the cover of Guitar Player magazine while working with Texas jazz/fusion band the Electromagnets and as a session player (Cat Stevens, Carole King, Christopher Cross), and a 1984 performance on the TV show Austin City Limits set his recording career in motion.
Johnson's 1986 debut album, Tones, certainly proved that the hype was warranted. Playing with the ace rhythm section of bassist Roscoe Beck and drummer Tommy Taylor, Johnson mixed blazing instrumentals ("Zap," "Victory") with Beatles-influenced vocal tunes like "Emerald Eyes" and "Bristol Shore." Johnson used the same half-and-half format on his 1990 follow-up, Ah Via Musicom, but a trio of the album's tunes surprisingly made him the first artist to have three instrumentals from the same album to chart in the Top Ten in any format (with "Cliffs of Dover" earning Johnson a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental).
But, if Johnson had a perceived weakness, it was the perfectionism that caused four years to pass between recordings. Even in concert, he would painstakingly tune his guitar between songs, by ear, for minutes on end. With the success of Ah Via Musicom, the guitarist admitted to feeling pressure to raise the bar again. But Johnson's studio nitpicking delayed Venus Isle until 1996, and the disappointing CD contained fewer instrumentals and sounded forced.
A stint on the 1997 G3 tour with fellow headlining guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and its resulting live release, breathed new life into Johnson and sparked the idea of a live album. Overhauling his band for the 2000 CD Live and Beyond, Johnson brought in bassist Chris Maresh and drummer Bill Maddox, and concentrated on more of a blues feel. The guitarist still blended instrumentals with his vocal tunes ("Shape I'm In," "Last House on the Block"), but perhaps realized that his thin voice was too one-dimensional for guttural blues or R&B. Guest vocalist Malford Milligan ignited "Don't Cha Know" and "Once a Part of Me," helping Johnson's blazing debut on Vai's Favored Nations label and reestablishing the versatile virtuoso's status for the 21st century. As Vai himself testified, "Eric has more colorful tone in his fingers than Van Gogh had on his palette."
Souvenir, an album available only through Johnson's website, appeared in 2002, followed by CD and DVD versions of New West's Live from Austin, TX and Bloom, the second album for Vai's Favored Nations imprint, in 2005. Johnson returned in 2010 with Up Close, a studio album that slightly emphasized the guitarist's Texas roots. A collaboration with jazz guitarist Mike Stern, Eclectic, appeared in 2014. Two years later, Johnson released EJ, his first-ever all-acoustic album, which he supported with a solo tour. ~ Bill Meredith


четверг, 9 ноября 2017 г.

Blue Mother Tupelo - Heaven And Earth

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 65:59
Size: 152,0 MB
Label: Diggin' / Diggin' Music
Styles: Rock/Blues/Americana
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Always Lookin' - 4:52
 2. Heaven And Earth - 4:25
 3. Give It Away / Hard Times - 7:11
 4. The War - 4:57
 5. Goin' Down Midnight - 5:04
 6. Wandering Soul - 2:50
 7. Tupelo - 5:05
 8. Ramblin' Train - 4:15
 9. Biloxi - 4:45
10. Hand In Hand - 4:30
11. Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down - 3:31
12. High In The Sky - 3:53
13. Runnin'  'Round - 4:08
14. Gustard Bellue - 3:42
15. Gustard Bellue (ending) - 2:43

Heaven & Earth is rockin’ Americana & hill country blues with melodic harmonies and rhythms that groove … turn it up and take a trip through southern America … here are some great songs of love, faith, friendship, wandering and longing and beauty. From the mountains of Appalachia to Biloxi, from Clarksdale and Otha Turner’s farm to Tupelo and then to the hills and mountains of Tennessee this work is in the true American songwriting tradition.
Some artists just cannot be kept down they are irrepressible. Their years of traveling the roads of the South, playing anywhere they can and writing and performing some of the best tunes that two people can possibly put together eventually will show even the best critics and record labels that they are truly a force to be reckoned with. So it is with Blue Mother Tupelo, the husband and wife team of Ricky & Micol Davis of Hendersonville, TN. With this CD, self-produced and laden with a couple of friends, they have made one of the finest CDs I have heard this year. For the blues fans out there you will take the Blues wherever you find it and realize that this music is true and, also, a product of the Southern fried tradition ... they are true indie singer-songwriters that have put forth a thing of beauty. I predict some great things for Blue Mother Tupelo. --Gary W. Miller, BluesSource.com (C) 2009
The end result is like a meal of homegrown vegetables -- technically, they're the same as the stuff you've eaten before that's come from a grocery store, but there's something so much fresher, so much more authentic, about ingesting something that's been lovingly cared for and hand-crafted. It's a slurry of sound from a grab-bag of Southern soil -- rich silt from the Mississippi Delta ... thick loam from the cotton fields of north Alabama ... wet peat from Louisiana ... red clay mud from East Tennessee. It's earthy and gritty and celebratory -- it's the sound of two people who aren't afraid to get that dirt beneath their nails, who recognize that callused hands and muddy jeans are hallmarks of a hard-working man or woman to be worn with pride. --Steve Wildsmith - The Maryville Daily Times (May 8, 2009)

Heaven And Earth

Ron Hacker - Filthy Animal

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 49:33
Size: 114,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Gotta Move, Part 1 - 3:45
 2. Bad Boy - 4:39
 3. I'm Goin' Away - 3:43
 4. Meet Me In The Bottom - 4:38
 5. Goin' Down To The River - 3:25
 6. Evil - 4:22
 7. Death Letter Blues - 3:56
 8. Gonna Miss You - 3:55
 9. Shot Gun Blues - 3:49
10. Some Day Baby - 2:21
11. Why - 2:51
12. Champagne And Reefer - 2:58
13. Filthy Animal (Chameleon) - 5:03

Backed by his solid, driving Hacksaws rhythm section (bassist Artis Joyce and drummer Bryant Mills), Ron Hacker returns with his slashing slide guitar leads, this time helped by guest spots from guitarist Debbie Daves, vocalist Leah Tysee, and saxophonist Nancy Wright.

Filthy Animal

Ron Hacker - Mr. Bad Boy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 35:52
Size: 82,7 MB
Label: MaximumFolk.com
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Broke and Hungry (Yank Rachell) - 4:40
 2. Goin' Away Baby (Jimmy Rogers) - 5:48
 3. Welfare Store (Sonny Boy Williamson) - 4:51
 4. Bad Boy (Ron Hacker) - 3:10
 5. Let Me Sing Like Elmore James (Ron Hacker) - 3:22
 6. Big Brown Eyes (Ron Hacker) - 3:25
 7. Trouble In Mind (Richard Jones) - 3:06
 8. Ax Sweet Mama (Sleepy John Estes) - 4:10
 9. Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson) - 2:57
10. Unknown - 0:18

I consider Ron Hacker as one of the best Deltablues/ Countryblues around. His sound is 100% down to earth, raw,intense,mean and hard to copy. Ron's unique. His guitar sound is unbelievable as is his slide technique. His cd's are must-haves to every selfrespecting blues fan. (c) Bluesfarm Rhinetown

Mr. Bad Boy

среда, 8 ноября 2017 г.

Dany Gatton & Joey DeFrancesco - Relentless

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 63:06
Size: 145,0 MB
Label: Big-Mo Records
Styles: Jazzy Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Fine -  4:22
 2. Broadway -  6:12
 3. Kindred Spirits -  7:50
 4. The Chess Players -  9:48
 5. Gearheads -  4:48
 6. Blues on the Half Shell -  6:55
 7. The Pits - 11:52
 8. Big Mo -  4:43
 9. Well You Needn't -  6:33

Danny Gatton - Guitar;
Joey DeFrancesco - Hammond B3;
John Previti - Bass;
Timm Biery - Drums.

Guitar virtuoso Danny Gatton was known for the incredibly wide stylistic range of his playing; based in rockabilly, Gatton's musical vocabulary included R&B, pop, country, rock, and jazz, all of which he could play effectively. Gatton began playing at age nine, joining his first band, the Lancers, three years later. In 1960, Gatton pursued a jazz direction when he joined the Offbeats, where pianist/organist Dick Heintze proved to be one of Gatton's biggest influences. The band broke up four years later, and Gatton moved to Nashville to get into session work; there he met Roy Buchanan, who briefly became his roommate and taught him more about his instrument of choice. Eventually, Gatton built a reputation as a top-notch guitarist around his native Washington, D.C., area through his club performances. He recorded an album with his backing band the Fat Boys titled American Music in 1975 and followed it with Redneck Jazz in 1978. The band on the latter featured steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, drummer Dave Elliott, and eventual longtime cohorts Evan Johns on vocals and rhythm guitar and John Previti on bass. Gatton's albums led to offers from other musicians to join their bands. Lowell George extended an invitation after leaving Little Feat, but was found dead two days later. Gatton wound up touring with country singer Roger Miller and rockabilly artist Robert Gordon, giving him national exposure and a growing cult among guitar fans, who traded bootlegs of Gatton concerts. Gatton returned to Washington, D.C., to be near his friends and family while playing up and down the East Coast with several bands and doing session work. When Gatton purchased an old farmhouse in need of expensive renovations in 1988, he decided to pursue his music career more seriously. He released his first solo album since 1978 the next year, Unfinished Business, which drew notices from several guitar-oriented magazines as well as Rolling Stone. Elektra Records signed him during the summer, and he made his major-label debut in 1991 with the tremendously varied instrumental album 88 Elmira St. 1992 saw Gatton's first straight-ahead jazz album, New York Stories, recorded for none other than Blue Note. Gatton toured the nation solo for the first time in 1993 in support of Cruisin' Deuces, but its lack of success, coupled with the departure of A&R man Howard Thompson from Elektra, spelled the end of Gatton's association with the label. Gatton returned to session work to pay the bills, but sustained a further blow when rhythm guitarist Billy Windsor died of a heart attack early in 1994. Gatton collaborated with organ virtuoso Joey DeFrancesco on Relentless in May and toured Europe during the summer. Sadly, on October 4, 1994, Gatton locked himself in his garage and shot himself. He left behind no explanation. ~ Steve Huey


Eric Gales - Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 74:41
Size: 171,7 MB
Label: Blues Bureau Int'L
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front+Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Open Road - 6:34
 2. Layin Down The Blues - 4:49
 3. Change In Me - 6:52
 4. Freedom From My Demons - 8:32
 5. Make It There - 5:40
 6. Me And My Guitar - 4:23
 7. Universal Peace Pipe - 5:43
 8. Wings Of Rock & Roll - 9:38
 9. The Liar - 6:51
10. Double Dippin - 3:08
11. Dark Corners Of My Mind - 7:25
12. Retribution - 5:01

Not many can channel the blues as Eric Gales can.  Neil Young might just call him Mr. Soul.  His supreme talent has graced the stage for over 20 years, a time now to celebrate the best of a man seething with the blues, the only way to truly capture him in all his might; Live.  He could appease a crowd for days on his rip-roaring solos alone, as his guitar seems to speak to him and all who will listen, forging a bond ever so potent.
Live is filled to the brim with hard-nosed solos and suave, passionate vocals.  Tracks such as “The Change in Me” and “Make it There” remind one of a ZZ Top style in their quick, gritty riffs.  Eric does not conform to one style, however.  One can hear the influence of greats Eric Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others.  Songs “The Liar” and “Retribution” take a darker look into some of the regrets and demons Eric has dealt with in his life, the heavier riffs indicative of his trials and tribulations.  “The Wings of Rock and Roll” is a beautiful ballad woven with heavier segments, as if to show the rise and fall of an emotional rollercoaster, guided to reason on the wings of rock and roll.  While “Me and My Guitar” (gently weep) is a great symbol of the union Eric has with his instrument.  It is a powerful force and gateway to his mode of expression, and consequently, the enjoyment of all who have discovered his music.
The album flows nicely, with a mentality of hope as well as reflection, feeding off his inner strength to fend off the demons of his past, looking forward to what lies ahead.  The emotion Eric pours into each lick and soulful lyric makes this all the more resonating for the listener.
Eric Gales walks in stride with blues legends that walked before him.  This guy can really jam. Hard. When he runs away with a song, he doesn’t come back down.  His licks are pure, downright dirty blues, cool enough to simmer the flames of Hendrix’ guitar, just to ignite them once more.  But words won’t do Eric justice, as the music speaks for itself.


Cafe R&B - Very Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 39:27 + 54:34
Size: 91,2 MB + 125,7 MB
Label: It Works/Redroom
Styles: Blues/Soul Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Born under a Bad Sign - 5:54
 2. Black Cat Blues - 3:09
 3. Smile at me - 6:58
 4. Snatch it Back and Hold it - 7:51
 5. Since i fell for You - 3:37
 6. Shake for Me - 5:07
 7. Gypsy Woman - 6:47
 1. Walkin' thru the Park -  6:58
 2. Twenty-Four Hours -  6:20
 3. I just wanna make love to You - 13:34
 4. Phonecall from Leavenworth -  7:12
 5. Evil is Goin' On - 11:33
 6. There Was a Time -  8:53

Cafe R&B are gaining a reputation as one of the greatest live bands there is. Their first two studio albums are critically acclaimed masterpieces of modern Blues, Soul, and Rock. With "Very Live" the band presents their first ever official live release. The double CD set features the incomperable vocals of 'ROACH' and her devistatingly tight band; Byl Carruthers, Stephen Klong , John Thomas, and Bobby Pickett. In this love letter to the blues they band tears through 12 songs to a packed house. You can feel the sweat.

Cafe R&B is a five-piece band from the Los Angeles area consisting of female singer Roach, guitarist Byl Carruthers, keyboardists John "JT" Thomas, Harry Cohen and Stevie Utstein, bassist Bobby Pickett, and drummer Don Swanson and Adam Gust.
Longtime music fans may remember lead singer "Roach" from her days fronting Los Angeles' "Roach and the White Boys" in the early 1980s. Critics in the U.S. and Europe have compared her hard-rocking vocals to the likes of Etta James, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. HITS Magazine declared: "Imagine Etta James riding a Harley out of an active volcano, and you'll have some vague inkling as to the vocal power..." Her producer/husband, Byl Carruthers, does amazing guitar work and writes the band's original material. When not producing music, he also produces and directs television shows - his credits include "Oprah," "Spy TV," and others. He’s also known as a walking encyclopedia of the blues, and has written liner notes for several blues compilations. Cafe R&B has passion for gritty, hard-hitting early blues and R&B. For the past ten years, Cafe R&B has honed their legendary live performance skills at venues and blues clubs throughout the U.S., such as the House of Blues and "Buddy Guy's Legends," the legendary San Francisco Blues Festival in 2005, Fire on the Mountain Blues Festival in '05, 06, and '07, and the Long Beach Blues Festival, Chicago Blues Festival 2010 just to name a few. In Europe, they have performed at jam-packed and sold-out residences in London, Barcelona and Paris. In May 2010 they headlined the 19.Grolsch Blues Festival in Schoeppingen/Germany and the Jazz Festival in Cloppenburg/Germany. In October 2009, 2010 and 2012 they performed on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.

Very Live

Big Head Todd and the Monsters - New World Arisin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 42:04
Size: 97,0 MB
Label: Big Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Glow - 4:58
 2. New World Arisin' - 4:43
 3. Damaged One - 4:10
 4. Trip - 3:53
 5. Mind - 5:15
 6. Detonator - 3:11
 7. Wipeout Turn - 4:54
 8. Long Coal Train - 3:51
 9. Under Your Wings - 3:21
10. Room Full Of Mirrors - 3:43

Colorado band Big Head Todd and the Monsters are set to release their eleventh studio album, New World Arisin’ on November 3 on their Big Records imprint. The first single “Damaged One” is currently at #26 and rising on the AAA Chart.
The album was written and produced by vocalist/guitarist Todd Park Mohr with original members Rob Squires on bass and Brian Nevin on drums and percussions. Plus, Jeremy Lawton on keyboards, lap and petal steel guitar and backing vocals. It was recorded at E-Town Studiosin Boulder, Colorado and mixed by Mark Needham with engineering by James Tuttle. Mohr explains that the songs were written over a twenty-year period. He describes that “some songs fell into place immediately, while others took many years to materialize. Yet after such a long gestating process for the writing, the recording was completed in just six days.” Having played Denver’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheater more than nineteen times with recent dates sold out this summer the band is part of the fabric of the Colorado music scene. A full run of fall tour dates will be announced shortly with more details to follow.The trio of Mohr, Nevin and Squires founded the band in 1986 in Boulder and quickly built a strong reputation in the local club circuit while attending University of Colorado. They formed their own Big Records to release their debut album Another Mayberry. The band became truly established with their platinum selling third LP Sister Sweetly in 1993 with the single “Bittersweet”, which remains a rock radio staple to this day. The band has released music steadily throughout the decades leading to their most recent release 2014’s Black Beehive. They have also released two live albums Live Monsters, Live at the Fillmore and 2015’s Live at Red Rocks 2016. The band has proudly controlled its own business dealings and marketing from the start, releasing 2007’s All the Love You Need via their fan email list. In 2011, they formed a new project under the name Big Head Blues Club recording two albums under the moniker. The first 100 Years of Robert Johnson celebrates the songs of the late blues great and features legends such as B. B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Cedric Burnside, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Hubert Sumlin, Ruthie Forster and Lightin’ Malcolm. Their second LP Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon is a tribute to Willie Dixon featuring Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and Erica Brown. The album was produced by multiple Grammy winner Chris Goldsmith and Todd Park Mohr. The band has gone on to play shows under the name Big Head Blues Club moniker inviting some of the legends featured on the album to perform with them. Recently, the band composed the theme song to programs including NCIS: New Orleans and Swamp Wars. Their music has also been included in Contraband, The To Do List, Grudge Match, Garden Party, So You Think You Can Dance, and many more.

New World Arisin’

вторник, 7 ноября 2017 г.

Nappy Brown (with The Heartfixers) - Tore Up

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1990
Time: 37:58
Size: 88,1 MB
Label: Alligator Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Who - 2:54
 2. Lemon Squeezin' Daddy - 4:34
 3. Heartbreak - 3:14
 4. Losing Hand - 3:51
 5. Tore Up Over You - 2:46
 6. Hard Luck Blues - 4:11
 7. Hidden Charms - 2:25
 8. It Ain't My Cross To Bear - 3:39
 9. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - 3:09
10. Jack The Rabbit - 2:38
11. You Can Make It If You Try - 4:32

Nappy Brown, Vocals With the Heartfixers:
Tinsley Ellis, Guitar
Wayne Burdette, Bass
Michael McCauley, Drums
Scott Alexander, Piano
Oliver Wells, Organ
Billy McPherson, Tenor Sax
Skip Lane, Baritone Sax
Andy Hagan, Trumpet
George Rollins, Trumpet
Albey Scholl, Harmonica
Yonrico Scott, Congas

After too many years during which he was missing and presumed forever lost in action, Brown returned to prominence with this very credible album, cut with backing by guitarist Tinsley Ellis and the Heartfixers and originally issued on the tiny Landslide logo. He reprises his salacious blues "Lemon Squeezin' Daddy" and rolls his R's like the good old days on dusties by Little Walter, the Midnighters, Howlin' Wolf, and even Bob Dylan and the Allmans.

Tore Up

Magic Frankie & The Blues Disease - Live Behind Bars

Bitrate: 320 K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 53:00
Size: 122,1 MB
Label: MOB Music (MOBCD 9801)
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front+Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Listen up - 3:34
 2. Lay it on Me - 4:05
 3. Life Behind Bars - 5:02
 4. Luckiest Man - 4:53
 5. Miss You - 4:56
 6. Reckless Child - 5:06
 7. Gilmer Texas - 4:58
 8. No Road Back Home - 5:07
 9. You Can Make it if You Really Try - 7:25
10. Talk to Me Baby - 7:50

Magic Frankie is one of the most striking persons in the Dutch blues scene. He has made several blues albums in the past and he has developed a close relationship with B.B.King. Everytime when B.B. was playing in Holland, Magic Frankie was asked to open for him. During one of B.B.’s dutch shows Magic Frankie was invited on stage and they jammed together for almost half an hour!! Needless to say this was a big honour for the Dutchman, who always dressed himself in an outdated gangster outfit. Magic Frankie caught the attention of both press and audience, when he recorded the album 'Hearts In Sorrow' together with Kaz Lux, the singer of the legendary sixties band Brainbox. It was a semi-acoustic cd with laidback (country) blues.
His live album ‘Live Behind Bars’ was recorded before an audience of inmates during a tour of dutch prisons.

Live Behind Bars

пятница, 6 октября 2017 г.

Jock Rockenbach - Can't Kick The Habit

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 35:31
Size: 81,7 MB
Label: Wellington
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Can't Kick the Habit - 3:35
 2. Leave You in Chicago - 4:08
 3. Too Much Talk - 5:06
 4. Voodoo Queen - 3:24
 5. The Corner of Hip and Fun - 3:15
 6. Tijuana Blues - 3:21
 7. Done Doin' Good - 3:05
 8. Watch Out for Miss Lucy - 2:09
 9. After One - 3:57
10. Through the Night - 3:26

Jock Rockenbach plays it all: Blues, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Soul, and R&B! Over the past twenty five years, the performer BAM Magazine called, "the guitar ace of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene," has been counted on to supply his skills to a wide variety of projects - from musical theater to raunchy blues. Since moving from Chicago to San Francisco in 1976, he has performed up and down the West Coast - Seattle to Tijuana - drawing on his appetite for different musical styles and spicy food. Although he holds a BA degree with Honors in Classical Guitar, Jock is best known for his blues/roots "guitar pyrotechnics" (Sacramento Bee), and is a popular fixture in Bay Area clubs. He tours Europe annually and has played with a long list of stellar artists in concert, nightclub, television, and radio appearances including Roger Daltry, John Lee Hooker, Chris Isaak, and Nick Lowe. As Assistant Musical Director for the annual BAMMIES award show, he has had the good fortune to perform with many of his heroes including Bonnie Raitt, Buck Owens, and Greg Allman.

Can't Kick The Habit

Chris Thomas King - Hotel Voodoo

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 42:34
Size: 97,9 MB
Label: 21st Century Blues/dist. Virtual Label
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. American Man (In The Key Of Free) - 4:20
 2. Voodoo Child (On Hell's Highway) - 4:03
 3. Friday Night Bleu - 4:14
 4. Have You Seen My Princess - 5:32
 5. Rock & Roll Conjurer - 4:35
 6. Les Bleus Was Born In Louisiana - 2:59
 7. White Folks Call It Jazz - 3:33
 8. Tabby's On The Bayou - 3:31
 9. Someone Like You (Adele) - 6:06
10. Rainbow Lullaby - 3:37

“Hotel Voodoo” is the first new studio album in five years from Grammy winning guitarist, songwriter, and actor, Chris Thomas King. “Hotel Voodoo” is a blues rock guitar tour de force on par with legendary greats Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. Chris Thomas King, an electric guitar virtuoso, based in New Orleans, is at the peak of his powers on rockers, “Have You Seen My Princess,” “Voodoo Child (On Hell's Highway), and “Rock-and-Roll Conjurer.”

Hotel Voodoo

вторник, 3 октября 2017 г.

Gwyn Ashton - Feel The Heat

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 46:01
Size: 105,7 MB
Label: UPbeat Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Loaded 6 Shooter - 3:38
 2. Ain't Got Time For That Stuff - 3:49
 3. Trouble's Knockin' At Your Door - 4:33
 4. Wastin' My Time - 5:21
 5. Bad Luck Blues - 2:55
 6. Too Late - 4:12
 7. Someone Like You - 5:48
 8. Just A Little Bit - 4:14
 9. Take Me Back Home - 2:11
10. Wanted Man - 5:04
11. We'll Find A Way - 4:10

Gwyn Ashton was born in Wales and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. His guitar playing was first inspired by musicians from the Australian scene, such as Chris Finnen, Kevin Borich and Ian Moss, along with favourites Chuck Berry, and Hank Marvin. In 1985, Gwyn moved to Sydney joining John Swan's band Swanee, and by 1986 he had teamed up with ex-Easybeats vocalist Stevie Wright and members of Jimmy Barnes's band. Malcom Young's nephew James played drums with Gwyn for a time and introduced him to Mal, who came to a few of Gwyn's gigs before resuming his tour dates with AC/DC. Gwyn spent most of the Eighties playing in almost every bar in Australia impressing many international musicians, including Mick Fleetwood, who sat in with Gwyn's band one late night in Adelaide.
Gwyn Ashton delivers a powerful yet bluesy Rock, with country and jazz influences. His guitar playing varies from the wild to the colourful or gentle, and offers a fantastic and diverse range of melodies. Each of his notes come alive with an uncommon touch, which mixes Blues techniques, sheer power and musical tradition from his country of origin. Gwyn Ashton, 38, displays his experience in his debut album, "Feel the Heat". This guitar virtuoso is one of the most promising talents of the new "classic" Rock scene, succeeding Albert Lee, Jimmy Page and Rory Gallagher. His power trio has opened in Australia for Rory Gallagher, Junior Wells, Steve Morse and Albert Lee and in Europe for Buddy Guy, Peter Green, and many others.

Feel The Heat

суббота, 23 сентября 2017 г.

Van Morrison - Roll With The Punches

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 63:24
Size: 147,6 MB
Label: Caroline International P&D
Styles: Blues/R&B
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Roll With The Punches - 3:58
 2. Transformation - 3:31
 3. I Can Tell - 3:51
 4. Stormy Monday / Lonely Avenue - 5:30
 5. Goin' To Chicago - 5:22
 6. Fame - 5:07
 7. Too Much Trouble - 3:04
 8. Bring It On Home To Me - 5:39
 9. Ordinary People - 4:41
10. How Far From God - 3:47
11. Teardrops From My Eyes - 3:53
12. Automobile Blues - 3:39
13. Benediction - 3:12
14. Mean Old World - 4:59
15. Ride On Josephine - 3:03

Van Morrison is set to return to his roots on new album 'Roll With The Punches'. A true great, Van The Man has pieced together a new 15 track album that blends R&B and soul gems with brand new material. Produced by Van Morrison himself, collaborators on the record include Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame, Jeff Beck, Paul Jones and Jason Rebello. The album includes classics penned by T-Bone Walker, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Mose Allison, given a new interpretation by the studio crew.
Van Morrison explains: "From a very early age, I connected with the blues. The thing about the blues is you don’t dissect it – you just do it. I’ve never over-analysed what I do; I just do it. Music has to be about just doing it and that’s the way the blues works – it’s an attitude. I was lucky to have met people who were the real thing – people like John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bo Diddley, Little Walter & Mose Allison. I got to hang out with them and absorb what they did. They were people with no ego whatsoever and they helped me learn a lot." "The songs on 'Roll With The Punches' - whether I’ve written them or not - they’re performance oriented. Each song is like a story and I’m performing that story. That’s been forgotten over years because people over-analyse things. I was a performer before I started writing songs and I’ve always felt like that’s what I do."

Roll With The Punches

среда, 20 сентября 2017 г.

Sonny Black And The Dukes - Heart And Soul

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 45:42
Size: 105,3 MB
Label: Bluetrack Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Through Heaven's Eyes - 5:03
 2. Checkin' In - 3:23
 3. Blues Walkin' By My Side - 6:18
 4. If I Ever Get To Heaven - 3:58
 5. Raggin' The Strings - 1:20
 6. Grant's Groove - 4:30
 7. Rockin' With Bill - 1:58
 8. Would I Be Right - 4:40
 9. Blues Is King - 5:57
10. Bluesology - 4:42
11. Kelly's Blues - 3:49

Sonny Black is a British guitarist whose style includes bows to Earl Hooker (Through Heaven’s Eyes), Joe Pass, Grant Green (Grant’s Groove), Fred Roulette, and even the Piedmont pickers (Raggin’ The Strings). There is a very clean, restrained, almost unplugged, late night feel to Heart and Soul and many of the original songs owe as much to jazz (Bluesology) as to blues (Checkin’ In). The Dukes provide wonderfully understated support with Bob Haddrell’s piano and B-3 leading the rhythm section, George Pearson on bass and Dino Cocchia on drums. Some horns occasionally sit in, but this is essentially a guitar-led quartet moving easily and comfortably through a wide range of blues, jazz and jazz/blues originals.

Heart And Soul 

вторник, 19 сентября 2017 г.

Fisherman Bob - Church of the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 56:41
Size: 130,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Church of the Blues - 3:43
 2. The Blue Man - 6:11
 3. Blow This Town - 4:09
 4. My Backyard - 3:15
 5. It's a Sin - 4:50
 6. Good Home Cooking - 5:33
 7. Living on a Shoestring - 4:32
 8. I Knew That I Could - 5:00
 9. Cutting the Chord - 2:35
10. Dead Fish Don't Fly - 5:53
11. You Can Take a Pill - 4:34
12. Music Ain't Music No More - 6:22

35 year veteran blues and rock bassist/vocalist/songwriter. My first love in music is the pro studio, where musical vision becomes reality (hopefully). Although I have performed hundreds of cover tunes and have sat in with many bands, I prefer creating original compositions. I hope to put out to the world as many CD's, God willing, as I enter my twilight years. I hope to have the pleasure of working with some of the best musicians in the USA.

Church of the Blues

четверг, 14 сентября 2017 г.

Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke and Blue Max - Face To Face With The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 47:22
Size: 109,2 MB
Label: False Dog Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front+ Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Make Me Feel Alright - 3:15
 2. Your Love Is Hard on Me - 5:24
 3. Howywood - 4:32
 4. Meanest Gal I Know - 3:51
 5. I'm Gonna Leave This Town - 3:40
 6. Face To Face With The Blues - 4:57
 7. Hard Road To Travel - 4:28
 8. When the Blues Puts its Hold on You - 3:31
 9. Tough Times - 4:17
10. Come on Into My Kitchen - 3:09
11. Terraplane Blues - 3:26
12. When The Cows Come Home - 2:47

Some of the best guitar driven blues rock to come out of Wisconsin.This is a twenty-some year veteran blues-rocks band, that has opened or played with some of the best in the blues world today, including: Long John Baldrey, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Tinsley Ellis, Jeff Healey, Jimmy Johnson, Kenny Neal, A.C. Reed, Eddy Shaw, James Solberg, Hubert Sumlin, Koko Taylor, George Thorogood, Joe Louis Walker and Johnny Winter. One of the most versatile blues trio's around, Howard "Guitar" Luedtke & Blue Max perform regularly at Rock, Blues and Jazzfests. In 2001, these guys placed second in the Rock category of Ed McMahon's NextBigStar.com contest.

Face To Face With The Blues

Heavy Petrol - Petrol Train

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 58:00
Size: 133,7 MB
Label: Delmark Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Petrol Train - 5:28
 2. Graveyard Blues - 4:16
 3. Let It Burn - 6:34
 4. Better To Blame - 5:29
 5. Have You Ever Loved Me - 4:25
 6. The Story Of Mr. Johnson - 5:29
 7. I want To Be Loved - 2:17
 8. Hands Off - 4:01
 9. Anger Is An Energy - 5:00
10. True Lies - 5:38
11. Fullgas Breakers - 5:02
12. Angel Face - 4:17

Luxembourg blues-rock band Heavy Petrol are launching their latest album, Petrol Train, with a live show by Heavy Petrol, Thunder Road, the DFXX, and friends Réné and Remo Cavallini, Lata Gouveia, Irina Holzinger and more. ...

Petrol Train

Johnny No - Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 63:34
Size: 146,0 MB
Label: Riviera Records
Styles: Garage Blues/Blues-Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Girl 24 -  5:48
 2. Darkness on the Mainline -  6:49
 3. Cradle to the Grave -  5:05
 4. 90 Percent -  5:22
 5. Deadboy Blues -  6:58
 6. Sho' Lil -  4:50
 7. Heard Some Things -  4:51
 8. Samedi's Boast -  5:19
 9. Azalea City Blues -  7:45
10. Hand of Glory - 10:42

It has been two years since local garage blues band Johnny No released their debut “The Riviera Sessions, Vol. 1.” Time has brought about many changes to the group, including the addition of Caleb MacCartee on keyboard and Tarleton “T” McNab on bass. While the line-up may have changed, their unorthodox take on blues has not. They will showcase their latest batch of “Port City Ne’er-Do-Well Blues” with their upcoming sophomore effort “Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer.” The industry-wide release for this album may be set for Feb. 25, but their local fans will have an opportunity to experience this album a month early at the album release party.
For their debut, the band travelled to Como, Miss., to record live in studio with Grammy winner Jimbo Mathus in his vintage Delta Recording Services studio. Johnny No kept things local for “Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer.” For the entirety of 2013, the band laid down numerous tracks in their personal studio (Riviera Recording Studios). They also recruited Mobile’s PORTAL Studio to create the album’s memorable artwork. The end-result is a raucous collection of tracks that infuse blues-rock attitude with tent revival charisma.

Modern Hymns for the Gentleman Loafer

Jim King - When The Blues Are Green

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 52:11
Size: 119,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sugar Mama - 5:01
 2. Rollin man - 3:06
 3. Drifting - 4:50
 4. Rattlesnake Shake - 2:57
 5. World Keeps on Turning - 4:56
 6. Lemon Squeezer - 4:22
 7. Fool No More - 6:13
 8. Long Grey Mare - 1:58
 9. Need Your Love So Bad - 8:24
10. Coming Your Way - 4:16
11. Love That Burns - 6:03

Grooveyard Records states: “Excellent debut studio disc from this awesome, obscure blues/rock guitar slinger from California featuring an amazing, superb eleven track Peter Green musical tribute. Deep burning blues licks, killer extended solos…”
Jim King's soulful sounds have been burning up Southern California for over 25 years. A native Californian, Jim was born in Lake Arrowhead and raised in coastal LA area. Prior to Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz, Jim Played in numerous blues bands including Maxx, Tonnage, Holy Smoke, R.M.B.P., and King James and the Blues Testament. King's solo debut album, WHEN THE BLUES ARE GREEN garnered rave reviews & he recently signed with Grooveyard Records for distribution of this CD.
"Blues Revue" magazine stated:
"His stripped-down approach reveals an uncanny soulfulness that's almost unnerving in its depth and effectiveness."
Grooveyard Records states:
“Excellent debut studio disc from this awesome, obscure blues/rock guitar slinger from California featuring an amazing, superb eleven track Peter Green musical tribute. Deep burning blues
licks, killer extended solos…”
He has performed with Alex Ligertwood (Santana), Chuck Kavooras (The slide God), Gary Malliber (Steve Miller), Tommy Ere (Joe Cocker) and many others.

When The Blues Are Green

среда, 13 сентября 2017 г.

Christian Collin and Molasses - Molasses Disaster

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 41:16
Size: 94,9 MB
Label: C-Train/House of Ill Com
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Prelude - 1:31
 2. Close To You - 3:11
 3. It's Alright - 3:07
 4. Broken Hearted Blues - 4:35
 5. Irresponsibility - 3:39
 6. Big-Legged Woman - 4:49
 7. Have You Seen My Baby - 3:19
 8. I'm Tore Down - 3:38
 9. The River - 3:57
10. Hoochie Coochie Man - 4:40
11. Molasses Disaster - 4:46

The latest release from Christian Collin and Molasses, Molasses Disaster, comes with a warning. Listening to the CD at extremely high volumes can result in SBC (Spontaneous Biscuit Combustion). Use only as directed. Let me be the first to direct you to immediately download this smoldering CD to your personal listening device, strap on your headphones and fasten your seatbelt for a ride you won't forget!
Detroit born and bred, Christian Collin, the lead singer and guitarist, who has written eight of the eleven tunes on the CD, shakes us up like a martini mixer and when he pours us back down to earth, we'll never quite be the same. The Chicago based band whose motto is "Chicago Blues meets Detroit Rock n' Roll," have a recipe for success by offering up a simmering pot of tunes whose aroma wakes us from our musical sleep. Molasses Disaster breathes new life into the rock infused blues world with their seductive blending of drums, bass, harmonica and last but not least, Collin's tenacious voice and guitar.
Buy this CD, you won't be disappointed! -Diane Baskin

Molasses Disaster

Jerry "Boogie" McCain - Turn Your Damper Down With Jerry Boogie McCain

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 50's
Time: 33:06
Size: 76,7 MB
Label: Black & Allright ‎– Black & Allright LP 001
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues, Rhythm & Blues
Art: Front+Back

Tracks Listing:
1. A1. Run Uncle John! Run - 2:25
2. A2. Turn Your Damper Down - 2:49
3. A3. I Need Somebody To Love - 2:12
4. A4. You Don't Love Me No More - 2:28
5. A5. Crazy About That Mess - 2:17
6. A6. Stay Out Of Automobiles - 2:28
7. A7. Bad Credit - 2:19

8. B1. Trying To Please - 2:33
9. B2. My Next Door Neighbor - 2:05
10. B3. Courtin' In A Cadillac - 2:10
11. B4. That's What They Want - 2:18
12. B5. Steady - 2:02
13. B6. She's Tough - 2:22
14. B7. I'm A King Bee - 2:31

Jerry McCain is for harmonica just what he's for guitar Link Wray and for piano Esquerita! A wildman. If you'll ever have a chance to meet an alien and this green lamp headed creature ask you the one million dollars question, "What's Rock & Roll you back-warded scum?" you should say, "Jerry McCain, Link Wray and Esquerita"! That's right. OK you should add next Bo, Chuck & Little Richard but we 're flapping our mouths now. Anyway, if you ever wondered by whom barfed the wildest sides and then putted on vinyl plastic, that's the unholy trinity!
Jerry "Boogie" McCain is a key figure for this devil's music. He speed-ed up the blues in a way that make them instantly and without knowing it, punk! On  the well known label of Excello created mayhem. The same thing happened and a little earlier for the Trumpet. And what I'm offering here it's a whirlwind bash. Raw as hell and bad to the bone. Don't know if the young Rolling Stones or Pretty Things have known then, Jerry. I'm pretty sure though that even if they knew him, they wouldn't want to touch their hands on. Cause he's DIRTY!
I used the word "punk" somewhere. That happened not only for the attitude of his music. McCain purchased and cut by himself with a cheap record machine (remember, we're talking about the 50s, OK?) his earlier tracks like the one that sent to Trumpet Records, Little Walter's "Crazy 'Bout You Baby". He took Uncle John's side on "Run, Uncle John, Run!" as an answer to Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" ("Gonna tell aunt Mary, about uncle John..."), recorded a session with the Shindings (better known now as Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs!) and to this day along with Kid Thomas, are the coolest cult figures of Rhythm & Blues and the punks of the idiom. D'ya really need more?

Turn Your Damper Down With Jerry Boogie McCain

Jerry "Boogie" McCain - I've Got The Blues All Over Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 61:04
Size: 140,1 MB
Label: Wild Dog Blues/Ichiban
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. He Don't Need No Money - 5:43
 2. I Ain't Henpecked - 6:29
 3. I've Got The Blues All Over Me - 5:29
 4. Tumblin' In The Sea - 6:38
 5. Long Arm Of The Law - 5:38
 6. (She Might Sell My)  Teddy Bear - 3:48
 7. Lucy Pearl - 3:47
 8. I Ain't Got Time - 6:40
 9. I'm Gonna Get All The Lovin' I Can Get - 6:16
10. Just A Little Bit - 6:24
11. I Want To Be Your Santa Claus - 4:08

Jerry "Boogie" McCain - vocals, harmonica;
Rick Hinkle - guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar;
Wayne Goins - guitar;
Steve McRay - piano, synthesizer;
Buzz Amato - piano;
Bryan Cole - drums.

The actual feeling you are listening to a Bluesman who absorbed nickname "Boogie" comes with an all-acoustic title song although first two swampy cuts deserve an equal attention. Further "Tumblin' In The Sea" is an instrumental with harp and keyboards dominating, "Long Arm Of The Law" is why we love Jerry McCain, then is "(She Might Sell My) Teddy Bear" and it goes like it should go: Blues, only Blues and nothin' but the Blues with Jerry McCain speaking through his harp on acoustic again "Lucy Pearl". "I Ain't Got Time" is a pearl both in terms of music/performance and lyrics. Slow blues "Just A Little Bit" with super class harp solo, precedes closing track "I Want to Be Your Santa Claus" with excellent harp work again. Superb Album!
This is maestro Jerry "Boogie" McCain and his harp.
All eleven songs are written by Jerry McCain.

I've Got The Blues All Over Me

Jerry "Boogie" McCain - Love Desperado

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 44:02
Size: 101,0 MB
Label: Ichiban
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blues Tribute - 4:44
 2. Burn The Crackhouse Down - 4:47
 3. I Need To Do Something - 6:15
 4. Love Desperado - 5:29
 5. The World's On Fire - 4:12
 6. Lovin' School - 4:21
 7. I Used To Have It - 4:49
 8. Mercy, Mercy Mercy - 4:05
 9. Non-Stop Lovin' - 5:15

The Alabama harpist's contemporary releases for Ichiban are certainly competent, but that insane energy level that marked his Excello output of the '50s is ancient history -- and so too, for the most part, is the gleeful irreverence that made his early sides such a delight.

Love Desperado

вторник, 12 сентября 2017 г.

Pepe Ahlqvist and The Sunset Boulevard - Pepe Ahlqvist and The Sunset Boulevard

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1988
Time: 34:51
Size: 80,3 MB
Label: Fazer Records
Styles: Rock/Blues/Pop
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Good Old Music - 3:47
 2. Shake - 4:16
 3. Don't Leave Me Again - 4:33
 4. All That Western World - 4:03
 5. Need You Oh Woman - 4:52
 6. Blues Is a Feeling (in My Mind) - 4:22
 7. Hold Me Tight - 4:37
 8. Sailing - 4:17

Pepe Ahlqvist & the Sunset Boulevard is the only album left by Pepe Ahlqvist, the same name band. It was released by Fazer Records as a LP and as a CD in 1988.

Pepe Ahlqvist & the Sunset Boulevard

Jerry "Boogie" McCain - This Stuff Just Kills Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 61:35
Size: 141,1 MB
Label: MMR
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Where You Been - 3:45
 2. Super Woman - 5:00
 3. This Stuff Just Kills Me - 6:23
 4. Viagra Man - 6:11
 5. Slave Master - 3:48
 6. My Deal At The Crossroads - 5:25
 7. Jealousy - 4:03
 8. Ain't No Use For Drug Abuse - 5:23
 9. Mama's Gone - 6:14
10. Madison Mood - 4:22
11. Deadbeats - 4:51
12. Pull Up In My Carage - 6:01

Produced by Mike Vernon and recorded in Memphis, Austin, and Chicago in May of 1999 with an all-star cast, this catches McCain in peak form. With the Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble rhythm section of Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon anchoring things down, the guitar work is ably handled by Anson Funderburgh, Derek O'Brien, and John Primer with several guest appearances from Jimmie Vaughan sprinkled throughout the set. Add Johnnie Johnson guesting on four tracks and match it all up with some solid, humorous songwriting and you have one of McCain's most consistent efforts in years. A winner all the way.

This Stuff Just Kills Me

понедельник, 11 сентября 2017 г.

Black Country Communion - BCC IV

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 60:37
Size: 138,8 MB
Label: Mascot Records
Styles: Rock/Hard Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Collide - 4:07
 2. Over My Head - 4:06
 3. The Last Song for My Resting Place - 7:57
 4. Sway - 5:24
 5. The Cove - 7:11
 6. The Crow - 6:00
 7. Wanderlust - 8:17
 8. Love Remains - 4:53
 9. Awake - 4:42
10. When The Morning Comes - 7:57

Glenn Hughes – vocals, bass guitar
Joe Bonamassa – guitars, vocals
Derek Sherinian – keyboards
Jason Bonham – drums, percussion

BCC IV is the upcoming fourth studio album from the English-American hard rock band Black Country Communion featuring bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes, guitarist and vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. It’s the first album to be released since the band’s breakup in 2013. Recorded in Malibu, California, with producer Kevin Shirley, it is due to be released on September 22, 2017. BCC IV expanded the combination of blues rock (Bonamassa’s solo work) and hard rock (Hughes’ previous work with Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, and Bonham’s link with Led Zeppelin) that took place on the first three albums. It’s a high quality hard rock album that brings a great feeling that classic rock is alive and in good hands.
BCC IV opens with “Collide,” a fantastic rocker featuring a heavy riff, the band sets the album’s pace right away. “Collide” was released as single and music video in August, a great choice to open the album. “Over My Head” comes next with a memorable chorus it’s unquestionable radio airplay material. “The Last Song For My Resting Place” is the masterpiece of the album, with mandolin and fiddle throughout. The song is about Wallace Hartley, violinist during the sinking of the Titanic, and is the only track featuring Bonamassa on the vocals and also the only one written by himself. It’s incredible how versatile Joe Bonamassa is! “The Cove” is a song that Hughes wrote about his love for dolphins, a video of this song is expected. “Sway” and “The Crow” are great and intense rock songs. “Wanderlust” features a beautiful piano melody played by Sherinian and is the longest track with enough time for Bonamassa to deliver the best guitar solo of the album. Featuring a fantastic vocal performance by Hughes and a keyboard solo by Sherinian (reminding his Dream Theater’s days), “Awake” has possibly the coolest guitar riff. BCC IV ends with “When The Morning Comes” where you can definitely feel the band’s chemistry.
Recorded in only seven days, the band was careful enough not to repeat the previous albums. BCC IV sounds bolder with heavy riffs, undeniable hooks, melodic flair and infectious choruses. Kevin Shirley’s importance is huge by guiding the band into the right directions for the album’s best interest, and the result is spectacular.


вторник, 5 сентября 2017 г.

Ori Naftaly - A True Friend (Is Hard to Find)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 47:52
Size: 110,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Im A Woman - 5:47
 2. Devil Red Blues - 3:16
 3. Can't Get No Grindin' - 2:32
 4. Help Me - 4:39
 5. Dust My Broom - 5:04
 6. Shes 19 Years Old - 5:55
 7. Don't Go No Further - 3:46
 8. Almost Cut My Hair - 5:24
 9. It's A Mans World - 7:34
10. A True Friend (Is Hard to Find) - 3:51

Oldschool Chicago Blues & Soul Album, produced and arranged by Ori Naftaly. The album was recorded on four Dates, of 4-5 hours.
Recorded live and mixed at LUNA Studios, The album reflects the power, soul, feel and energy that are present every time Ori Naftaly and his band come together on stage for a Blues & Soul concert.
The Album features a group of guests from London, Chicago, Colorado and Israel who lead the Israeli Blues scene today. "When I realized it's the right time to begin this production, I decided to produce an album that would bring me back to who I am and where I came from. Since I was a child I would listen and play along with old Blues records from the collection we had at home, and it became the sound of my childhood. Since then I grew into different music Genres, but with this album I went back to the Blues. I am blessed to have great musicians who played with me in this project, my band and singers. They all inspire me to continue what I'm doing. It was important for me to record the songs live, with hardly any overdubing, so we can create a more dynamic and geniune sound. Basically as close as we could get to the old Muddy Waters albums I used to listen to. It is a combination of the 2012 sound, and songs from the 1920's and the 1960's"

A True Friend (Is Hard to Find)