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суббота, 27 мая 2017 г.

Danny Johnson - Over Cloud Nine

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 63:23
Size: 145,6 MB
Label: Rainman, Inc.
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Backstreet Cabaret - 5:15
 2. Boot State - 3:43
 3. Sweet Sinamine - 4:18
 4. The Stuff - 3:12
 5. House Of The Rising Sun - 4:01
 6. The Heroes Song - 3:49
 7. Over Cloud Nine - 4:16
 8. Higher Power - 3:48
 9. Up And Down - 3:54
10. Dandylion - 4:09
11. Idle Days Drive - 4:36
12. Cry Wolf - 2:51
13. Tribal Stomp - 3:07
14. Sundance - 4:33
15. Biloxi Flattop - 2:28
16. Models, Inc - 5:16

Danny Johnson is a utility guitarist who has played lead for groups such as Alcatrzz ( Yngwie,Steve Vai). In fact, Graham Bonnett (Alcatrzz vocalist) appears on 1 track here, as does Rick Derringer (House of the Rising Sun). This is a similar CD to his previous "Grih-Grih Thing" which is nice bluesy rock tunes with good, tasty guitar work throughout. If you like players like Joe Bonamassa, Leslie West, or Rick Derringer, you will probably enjoy this CD. It will not change the world, but it is certainly a most pleasant listen!

Over Cloud Nine

Danny Johnson - Grih-Grih Thing

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 47:59
Size: 111,4 MB
Label: Macola Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Grih-Grih Thing - 4:14
 2. Spirit Fly Blues - 6:02
 3. Hell To Pay - 3:51
 4. Decadent Days - 3:59
 5. Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - 4:50
 6. Doin Hard Time - 4:49
 7. King Of Hearts - 3:56
 8. Desiree - 4:14
 9. Cry Cry Cry - 4:02
10. One More Last Chance - 4:21
11. Nuit Do Rev/Night Of Dreams - 3:36

Danny Johnson has been a daunting guitar presence since the tender age of 18. Often compared to Hendrix and Clapton, this project takes Johnson beyond such comparisons and allows him to stand firmly on his own talent and style. A bluesy rocker,  Grih-Grih   Thing  combines the artist's Louisiana roots with a lifetime of experience on and off the road. Johnson demonstrates a wisdom beyond his years on such self-penned tunes as "Hell to Pay," "One More Last Chance" and the mature, autobiographical "King of Hearts." This disc is well-rounded and diverse and includes a stunning cover of the Animals "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," as well as an instrumental piece showing off Johnson's deft touch.

Grih-Grih Thing

Oreo Blue - Earned the Right

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 39:18
Size: 90,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Earned the right - 3:47
 2. Look at Me - 3:01
 3. Dyin' by Degrees - 3:58
 4. My Groove - 4:37
 5. Lied to Me for the Last Time - 3:46
 6. Tell Me What You Need - 5:33
 7. I'm Alright - 3:00
 8. Don't want to be lonely - 3:09
 9. She Exudes the Blues - 4:31
10. Different Shades of Blue - 3:52

Blues soul with the polish of Robert Cray, and the grit and feel of Bonnie Raitt.
"Earned The Right" by Oreo Blue First, I must say I am impressed. The production values on Oreo Blue's self-produced first recording, fittingly named "Earned The Right" is first class. An A-1 production from the packaging to the recording itself. Recorded and mixed at Omega Sound in Ft. Smith, its just goes to show what can be done here in the hills. The song list ( all Oreo Blue originals ) includes two titles credited to the group, four y band member Brian Crowne and associates, and three by the newest member of the group, Gary Hutchinson. Each song merits recognition. Especially noteworthy are the title tracks, the bluesy "She Exudes the Blues" and the hauntingly beautiful "Tell Me What You Need". One of Fayetteville's favorite blues acts, Oreo Blue has indeed earned the right over the past few years even though they have experienced some personnel changes. Chris Payton's heartfelt vocals bring your soul right up into your throat. She is definitely the heart and soul of this act. Drummer Mike Lovelady is the glue of the group and bassist Rod the beat of the band. Hutchinson, one of the area's hottest blues guitarists adds power to the set that sends the message home. Last, but not least, vocalist, saxophonist and guitarist Brian Crowne is Oreo Blue. His vocals and sax attacks always bring out the crowds when the group plays local venues.

Earned the Right

пятница, 26 мая 2017 г.

Jeff Liberman - Songwriter / Musician

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 53:33
Size: 122,8 MB
Label: Jsl Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. This Mystery - 3:26
 2. Euphoria - 4:00
 3. These Blues - 4:02
 4. MBR - 2:30
 5. Outside Woman Blues - 3:07
 6. That Special Someone - 4:10
 7. Chillin' - 3:12
 8. Just the Same - 3:24
 9. Rock My World - 4:13
10. Me and the Guys - 4:51
11. Our Own Reality - 3:23
12. Denali - 2:40
13. Revolution - 2:56
14. Blue Sky Blues - 3:09
15. Abandoned - 4:24

Rock/Blues & Jazz with a lot of Guitar stuff. My music is a compilation of my 50 years of musical experiences. I truly am passionate about writing and recording music of all types. Especially when I can throw a guitar solo or two into the fray. I used to write songs around a guitar solo concept, but now I actually write a song and then add a guitar solo to enhance the song. It;'s always interesting especially when I surround myself with the great musicians and recording engineer that I do. I appreciate you for taking a few moments of your time to listen to my art work. Thanks.

Songwriter / Musician

Mighty Blue Kings - The Christmas Album

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 39:31
Size: 90,5 MB
Label:  R-Jay Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Christmas Time - 2:32
 2. Jingle Bells - 3:42
 3. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday - 3:40
 4. Just To Be With You - 4:54
 5. Good Morning Blues - 3:20
 6. White CHristmas - 3:24
 7. All I Ask For Christmas - 2:55
 8. Ole Santa - 4:39
 9. They Say It's Christmas - 3:17
10. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - 3:45
11. Silent Night - 3:18

“My music is about the way that I embrace life; with spontaneity and emotion; it’s all about a connection” says Ross Bon when describing his musical evolution.
With over 100,000 independent albums sold, Bon’s live performances across the country have earned him and the Mighty Blue Kings rave reviews; creating a celebration of sound, sweat and manic energy; bringing their fans to a point of frenzy, where they can’t help but to jump up and join Ross on his “live ride.”
Ross Bon and the Mighty Blue Kings
Soul . Sweat . Manic Energy
To really describe Ross Bon’s Mighty Blue Kings music, you have to consider a mix of soul, rock and R&B - a combination he likes to term “Indie Soul.”
“Enjoyable … sometimes dirty, sometimes martini-smooth, sometimes rural,
sometimes cosmopolitan R&B.”
- Glenn Kenny, New York Daily News
Touring nationally and abroad, Ross Bon has shared billing with renowned artists such as; Ray Charles, B.B. King, Tony Bennett and; performed for President Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, the Republican Senatorial Committee, Oprah Winfrey as well as Microsoft.
And adding to his credentials, Bon has also contributed his unique talent and sound to major motion picture soundtracks including, “Kissing A Fool” (starring David Schwimmer and Jason Leigh) and “Three To Tango” (starring Neve Campbell and Matthew Perry.)

The Christmas Album

Ross Bon and the Mighty Blue Kings - Alive In The City

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 38:22
Size: 88,3 MB
Label: R-jay Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tryin' to Have a Good Time - 3:28
 2. Lonely For Your Love - 2:23
 3. Alive in the City - 3:02
 4. Devils On My Back - 3:18
 5. Will It Go Round in Circles - 3:48
 6. My Heart Is True - 3:29
 7. Ain't No Fun to Me - 2:50
 8. Call Me Honey - 3:04
 9. How Long, How Long - 4:50
10. Your Good Thing - 4:19
11. Gimme love - 3:46

Soul. Sweat. Manic energy. Rockin' Blue-eyed soul - the perfect music to drive to on a sultry summer night, with the top down and your hair blowin' in the wind.

Alive In The City

среда, 24 мая 2017 г.

Blues Underground - On My Way Back Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 70:14
Size: 161,4 MB
Label: Del-Fi Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Thrill Is Gone - 5:43
 2. Messin' With The Kid - 4:24
 3. St. James Infirmary - 4:17
 4. On My Way Back Home - 4:44
 5. Love and Understanding - 2:58
 6. The Sky Is Crying - 6:36
 7. You Upset Me - 3:46
 8. It's Been So Long - 5:03
 9. Born Under A Bad Sign - 3:39
10. Why Did She Go? - 5:35
11. Bring Your Fine Self Home - 5:13
12. You Have All My Love - 4:53
13. The Same Thing - 5:03
14. Big Legged Woman - 4:17
15. I'll Play The Blues For You - 3:56

Roy Jones -  vocals;
Dan Bachar - guitar;
Michael Sunday - bass;
Walt Thompson - keyboard;
Danny Santoro (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13) - drums;
Marc Van Aken (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15) -drums .

The “Memphis Soul” of Stax Records’ mid-Sixties sound has long been recognized by the chunky portions of Hammond organ and wry guitar licks served up by their legendary studio house band, Booker T. & The MG’s, with a little soul dressing of Otis Redding on the side. Likewise, the twin themes of exile and poverty (and perhaps the poor treatment of men by their big-legged women) in Mississippi Delta Blues runs deep and from as many sources as the rivers that flow into the region itself. From Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Milton, to the royal highness of guitarists Albert and B.B. King, the very essence of the Delta sound begs the curious question: “Was there something in the water?” These two Southern sources are readily apparent in the grooves of the disc you’re now listening to. Maybe “you don’t miss your water till the well runs dry” but there’s no chance of that with Blues Underground’s generous flood of great songs. Listen to the deep, dark-hued voice of Roy Jones, who hails from the banks of the Mississippi river and Humphrey, Arkansas, sixty close miles from Memphis and the birthplace of these mighty sounds. Listen to the way he makes the woeful “St. James Infirmary” his own, or the way he breaks your heart with the group’s self-penned title track “On My Way Back Home,” and you’ll hear what a sobering effect his liquid vocals have. There’s a sense that he’s lived the hard luck of “Born Under A Bad sign” one minute, then convincing us he means it when he tells us “The Thrill Is Gone” the next… and all this despite his incredible success on Broadway in the Eighties (where he may have been influenced as much by Paul Robeson as anyone else). That’s the high watermark of his talent, to make us believe in the Blues he sings. Now, add to this chilling coctail the thick, oozing Hammond organ of Walt Thompson, the rippling basslines of Michael Sunday, and the shimmering ice-blue rhythms of Dan Bachar’s Fender guitar, and you have a potent drink, refreshing and cool. Like a subterranean river bubbling just below the surface, this is the sound of the Underground. (Bryan Thomas)

On My Way Back Home

суббота, 20 мая 2017 г.

Jimmy Dillon - Rituals

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 46:04
Size: 105,6 MB
Label: Gypsy Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mighty - 3:49
 2. Long Road - 4:49
 3. Love Not Possesion - 4:34
 4. Undervover Man - 4:23
 5. I'll Be There For You - 4:22
 6. Trouble - 4:41
 7. Louisiana Rain - 4:22
 8. Heaven - 4:05
 9. Rituals - 4:01
10. Dangerous Man - 2:46
11. My Blues - 4:08

"Accomplished and award-winning musician and teacher with an impressive track record. Jimmy has backed up the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Sting and John Lee Hooker (who he recorded a duet with). He has appeared on stage with B.B. King, Carlos Santana and Bonnie Raitt, among many others before embarking on a solo career and recording 5 CDs to date. A quick listen to just a small sampling of his repertoire reveals an eclectic mix of blues, rock, country and Latin styles.
Jimmy is a passionate guitar teacher with a series of online and DVD lessons for acoustic, electric, blues and slide guitar. Jimmy's simple and fun aproach to learning guitar has inspired tens of thousands of students".
"Contemporary blues singer/guitarist Jimmy Dillon first attracted attention on the Chicago club circuit of the 1970s, subsequently touring Europe with the likes of Buddy Guy and Luther Allison; his solo albums include Bad and Blue, The Next Frame and 1999's Rituals". ~ Jason Ankeny


пятница, 19 мая 2017 г.

Big Blind - Circus Left Town

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 45:59
Size: 105,7 MB
Label: Coolbuzz Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Like Me - 3:42
 2. Freak Show - 2:58
 3. Hold On - 3:11
 4. 3:45 - 3:55
 5. 13 Angels - 4:58
 6. Circus Left Town - 4:11
 7. Russian Roulette - 3:43
 8. Devil's Laughin' - 4:51
 9. My Ol' Suitcase - 3:28
10. Rollin' Your Way - 3:30
11. So Cold - 3:07
12. Just For You - 4:19

De blues is al vaak dood verklaard. Maar steeds staan er weer jongeren op die de muziek herontdekken en voorzien van de broodnodige injecties branie en lef. Uit de Zuid-Hollandse kustplaats Noordwijk komt de band Big Blind, bestaande uit de neven JJ en Dirk van Duijn op gitaar en bas, aangevuld door drummer Niels Duijndam en zanger/harmonicaspeler Wesley van Werkhoven. Vooral laatstgenoemde is een openbaring met zijn rauwe zang en overstuurde harmonicaspel, alsof zijn wieg niet tussen de bollenvelden maar midden in de Mississippi-delta heeft gestaan. Maar ook de rest van de band weert zich kranig in het soort trashblues dat herinnert aan bands als Red Devils en onze eigen Cuban Heels. Maar ook met een slepende bluesballad als 3:45 weet Big Blind prima raad. Mooi ook om te zien dat de band zich niet te goed voelt om zich, de albumtitel indachtig, uit te dossen als circusartiesten. Een beetje showmanship kunnen we in de blues immers best gebruiken. (MS)

Circus Left Town

Left Lane Cruiser - Claw Machine Wizard

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 38:07
Size: 87,7 MB
Label: Alive Naturalsound Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Claw Machine Wizard - 3:16
 2. The Point is Overflowing - 3:20
 3. Booga Chaka - 3:43
 4. Lay Down - 4:31
 5. Burn Em Brew - 3:54
 6. Still Rollin - 3:30
 7. Lately - 3:08
 8. High Maintenance - 4:18
 9. Smoke Break - 2:15
10. Indigenous - 6:07

Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Left Lane Cruiser has built a solid reputation as an undeniable force of rhythm and raw energy over the last decade. You can hear the band in action on “Claw Machine Wizard”, the title track from the duo’s upcoming LP, due May 19 from Alive Records. A blast of pure, furnace-hot energy, the tune bridges the distance between hill country blues and Black Sabbath. Drummer Pete Dio’s playing recalls the powerful, responsive (and jazz-inflected) work of Sabbath’s Bill Ward. Meanwhile, guitarist/vocalist Freddy J Evans IV reminds us that both blues and heavy rock took long crawls from the back streets to the main street, tracking layers of soulful grit in along the way. Left Lane Cruiser’s appeal is immediate, reaching into our deepest, most primal needs for music that moves both the feet and the soul. More fundamentally, the duo serves to remind us that their music is about that moment when bad times start to take a turn for the better. As Evans himself says, “Sometimes the blues make you feel like you’re stuck in a claw machine. You just need a good woman to come along and snatch you up. And while she’s workin’ on it, pour a little lightnin’ in your whiskey cup!”

Claw Machine Wizard

четверг, 18 мая 2017 г.

Hokie Joint - The Way it Goes... Sometimes

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 47:12
Size: 108,7 MB
Label: Cool Buzz
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Way it Goes... Sometimes - 4:28
 2. Mrs Jones - 3:14
 3. Franklin - 4:21
 4. Chocolate Cake - 4:08
 5. Back Where we are Going - 4:13
 6. Tom Rushen Blues - 3:37
 7. The Crying Song - 5:38
 8. Ghost - 4:00
 9. Clarksdale Mill - 5:49
10. Chain Me - 3:50
11. Lost in the City - 3:49

Wie goede contacten heeft kan wat in de blues-wereld, dat blijkt wel uit het volgende relaas omtrent dit nieuwe album. Het Nederlandse Cool Buzz label is verantwoordelijk voor het uitbrengen van dit fijne schijfje. Dat is niet zo moeilijk te verklaren want er was al een link met de harp-speler en Ian Siegal, omdat die al het een en ander samen hadden gedaan. Luisteren we dan naar dit album, dan schieten natuurlijk namen als Howlin Wolf, Ian Siegal, Tom Waits je te binnen. “How blue can You get?” zeg ik dan, want je kan het niet beter hebben. Deze boys doen hun vooral niet na, maar hebben wel invloeden ervan, en het stemgeluid van Burgess lijkt er af en toe een beetje op, maar is ook soms een beetje jawel fatal flowers-achtig, en klinkt gewoon lekker. Deze mondharmonica speler Giles King is ronduit fenomenaal als je het mij vraagt, en deze band heeft veel potentie denk ik, en dat gaan we zeker snel merken. Driving blues with a feeling, zo omschrijf ik dit album, wat ook af toe neigt naar Mamma’s boys trouwens,
De stijl ligt in vele richtingen, en je hoeft je zeker niet te vervelen, sterker nog het is en blijft boeiend. Check it out en huiver in de donkere spelonken met nummers als ”Clarksdale mill”, “Chocolate cake”, “the way it goes”, helemaal mijn pakkie aan.
(frank van engelen)

The Way it Goes... Sometimes

John 'Juke' Logan - Juke Rhythm

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 63:05
Size: 144,6 MB
Label: Mocombo Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Love Me Like That - 4:02
 2. Dancin' On The Edge Of The Razorblade - 4:31
 3. I Don't Know What I Want (But I Want It Now) - 4:45
 4. Life On The Center Divider (Go Figure) - 4:38
 5. Comb The Streets - 4:13
 6. Da' Blues Hip Hop - 5:54
 7. What's It Gonna' Be - 4:36
 8. Juke's Twist Palace - 3:19
 9. Lone Wolf - 4:01
10. Don't Let Your Mouth Write A Check (That Your Butt Can't Cash) - 5:11
11. Twice Pipes - 2:46
12. The Real Feel - 7:05
13. Lonely Freedom - 3:05
14. Love Me Like That (Primative Mix) - 4:54

Souful eclectic blues, driven by harmonica legend John "Juke" Logan, and special guest artists.
John Farrell Logan got his nickname by playing Little Walter's harmonica-instrumental gem, "Juke," incessantly. Rockin', multi-media-style, in the music world for over 3 decades, Juke's worked with countless major recording artists and musical trendsetters, such as Ry Cooder, Albert Collins, Leon Russell, & Los Lobos.
So now, he is a partner in his own dream, Mocombo Records. Logan explains his artistic agenda: "I've always thought of myself, musically, as being in the people-movin' business. That's what we're trying to do with Mocombo's music - melodically, lyrically, emotionally, spiritually and rhythmically. Also central to this music are the rhythms of the City of Los Angeles, my hometown... multi-textural and multi-cultural rhythms... all the time bustin' through and messin' with ya..."
"Juke Rhythm makes the term 'multi-cultural, as it applies to the blues, seem not only possible,but logical. [It's] the right kind of adventure for these dull times" Blues Revue
"Juke Rhythm is a groove-filled blast! Album Network

Juke Rhythm

Carl Weathersby - Best Of Carl Weathersby

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 68:56
Size: 160,0 MB
Label: Limited Stock
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Come To Papa - 4:38
 2. Restless Feeling - 4:46
 3. Do You Call That A Buddy - 4:23
 4. Don't Lay Your Blues On Me - 4:32
 5. Feels Like Rain - 4:58
 6. Sweet Music - 4:44
 7. Your Love Is Everything - 4:00
 8. Wheel Of Fortune - 4:03
 9. Everything I Do - 3:53
10. It's You That I Want - 4:45
11. All Your Affection Is Gone - 5:13
12. Stop Breakin' Down Blues - 2:57
13. Somebody Help Me - 6:32
14. My Baby - 4:58
15. Hipshakin' Woman - 4:28

Best of Carl Weathersby provides an adequate representation of the singer and guitarist's modern soul-blues output in the late '90s. The 15 tracks are taken from his four discs on the Evidence label, Don't Lay Your Blues on Me, Looking Out My Window, Restless Feeling, and Come to Papa. While a few of these tunes may be too radio-friendly for blues purists, this is the best way to sample Weathersby's smooth vocals and Albert King-influenced guitar licks.

Best Of Carl Weathersby

Denny Ilett - Callin' The Children Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 51:00
Size: 117,3 MB
Label: Nugene Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Callin' The Children Home - 4:55
 2. My Babe - 4:17
 3. I Only Got Myself to Blame - 4:56
 4. Eyes In the Back of My Head - 4:25
 5. Angel Eyes - 6:00
 6. Pretty Eyed Baby - 5:55
 7. Opposites Attract - 4:26
 8. In the Keyhole - 4:11
 9. If I Had My Time All Over Again - 4:03
10. Six Feet Under - 4:39
11. Wild Man Blues - 3:08

Denny Ilett - Guitar, Vocals & Percussion;
Phil Parnell - Piano & Organ;
Chris Hill - Acoustic & Electric Bass;
Scott Hammond - Drums.

Denny Ilett (pronounced eye-let) is rare commodity – a virtuoso British guitarist and a talented writer/arranger, who has honed his chops not on the UK scene but rather by playing and touring with some of New Orleans finest including Lillian Boutte and members of such notable bands as The Meters, Dr John and the Harry Connick Jnr Big Band.
For this debut CD, Ilett has put a band together to showcase his “Nawleans” flavoured approach to blues, jazz, rock and points between.
He clearly has a talent for combining catchy melodies and funky rhythms with great guitar work and a voice that sits comfortably within the material. Seemingly, simple ingredients, but few achieve this while also retaining a rawness and honesty that make you want to listen again. Give it a few spins and the melodic hooks revolve in your mind hours later.
As a guitarist, Ilett’s influences are diverse. Elements of T-Bone, Django, Wes, Scofield even a bit of Jimi, but ultimately he sounds like none of them in particular, prefering to tread his own path.
In his song writing and arrangements, Ilett clearly signals where his roots lie. There is a large dose of New Orleans, ranging from the 2nd line-street beat of Callin’ The Children Home and Opposites Attract to the funeral parade interpretation of Angel Eyes and the Meters-like funk of Eyes in the back of my head. It all has that uplifting spirit that characterises New Orleans.
There is also some straight ahead Jazz-blues, for instance Pretty Eyed Baby and If I had my time over again, that shows why Ilett is a sought after arranger and guitarist. The album closes with a stripped-down – guitar & piano – version of Satchmo’s classic Wild Man Blues that brings to mind Mother’s Lament, the throwaway track at the end of Cream’s Disraeli Gears.

Callin' The Children Home

Brother Goose - Brother Goose

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 44:10
Size: 101,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Love Had Nothing to Do with It - 4:58
 2. I Got a Right to Sing the Blues - 4:16
 3. You Move Me - 5:10
 4. Sweet Infatuation - 5:49
 5. Kansas City - 6:03
 6. Do the Do - 3:36
 7. One Bourbon - 4:09
 8. Ain't No Use In Me Lying - 3:35
 9. Long Train Boogie - 6:30

Brother Goose was a band formed by the original rhythm section of seminal Australian Blues band 'CHAIN', The bass player is Barry ( big goose ) Sullivan and drummer Barry ( lil goose ) Harvey who is still touring with 'CHAIN', but unfortunately the "Big Goose' passed away just when the music for the 'Brother Goose' album had been recorded, so the guys in the band dedicated the album to Barry ( big goose ) Sullivan ( gone but not forgotten )
The band is four piece now with Ian Wilks on Vocals and Harmonica, Craig Claxton on Guitar and Vocals, Kevin Mercury on Bass Guitar and Lil Goose on drums.

Brother Goose

вторник, 16 мая 2017 г.

Guitar Slim Green - Stone Down Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 33:30
Size: 77,1 MB
Label: Ase Records Ltd
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shake 'Em Up - 2:08
 2. Bumble Bee Bues - 3:27
 3. Make Love All Night - 2:34
 4. My Little Angel Child - 3:58
 5. 5th Street Alley Boogie - 3:13
 6. Old Folks Blues - 2:11
 7. This War Ain't Right - 3:05
 8. You Make Me Feel So Good - 2:04
 9. Big Fine Thing - 2:49
10. Play On Little Girl - 3:13
11. My Marie - 2:20
12. Rock The Nation - 2:21

Guitar Slim Green wasn't a prolific bluesman by any means. He recorded several sides in the '40s, '50s, and '60s, including a pair of singles for Johnny Otis' Dig, but perhaps his best-known recording is 1970's Stone Down Blues, his only full-length record. That's entirely due to who supports him on the album, produced by Johnny Otis, who also played drums on the record and brought in his son Shuggie to play bass and the occasional guitar, forming something of a power trio with Guitar Slim. Certainly, father and son help push Green away from his comfortable wheelhouse -- a wheelhouse that's firmly indebted to T-Bone Walker, whose influence can be heard on Guitar Slim's fluid single-line leads -- and into slightly funkier territory. The Otis rhythm section is loose and gritty, something that's readily apparent on the jumping opener "Shake 'Em Up" and that swing pops up elsewhere, including the John Lee Hooker homage "Old Folks Blues." One of the attractive things about Stone Down Blues is how the Otises continue to goose Green along in sly ways, urging him to sing Johnny's protest tune "This War Ain't Right" and mixing up shuffles ("Make Love All Night") with slow 12-bar blues ("My Little Angel Child"), piano blues ("You Make Me Feel So Good"), and urbanized country blues ("Big Fine Thing"). Green's gravelly voice and mellow presence help tie this all together and the whole album feels something like a casual triumph: Johnny Otis is paying his old friend a favor and, in doing so, finds an unwitting intersection between the old and modern blues at the turn of the '60s.

Stone Down Blues

Robert Ealey - I Like Music When I Party

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 50:25
Size: 115,9 MB
Label: Black Top Records, Inc.  
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shake Your Butt - 4:38
 2. See About Me - 3:14
 3. Don't I Love You - 4:51
 4. Is Your Bathroom Clean - 5:02
 5. Too Many Ways - 3:35
 6. Cristena - 4:52
 7. Elloise - 3:56
 8. Shoo-Bee-Doo - 3:45
 9. Graveyard Blues - 3:12
10. When The Lights Go Out (Let's Push It) - 5:44
11. Picture On The Wall - 3:39
12. Wild Wild West - 3:53

Robert   Ealey  is no spring chicken. After singing in local Texas bands for years, he finally started recording in the '90s --  I   Like   Music   When   I   Party  was the fourth album he cut after starting his recording career.  Like  the others, it's a greasy colleciton of Texas blues, spiked with a bit of soul.  Ealey's  voice may be gravelly with age, but it's by no means gone, and with the support of his youthful backing band, he can really bring it home. There's nothing deep here -- just  party   music , played good and simple. Sometimes, that's enough.

I Like Music When I Party

воскресенье, 14 мая 2017 г.

Rhett Tyler & Early Warning - Get Tough

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 70:27
Size: 161,8 MB
Label: Hermans
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sam - 5:19
 2. Get Tough - 4:30
 3. How Long Blues - 4:59
 4. Terri - 5:13
 5. Hellhound - 7:22
 6. Yesterday's Dreams - 6:01
 7. Walk Dat Walk - 5:20
 8. Linoleum Shuffle - 6:36
 9. Big Dog - 5:04
10. Keep Your Business - 4:46
11. Total Package - 4:46
12. Beg For Mercy - 4:03
13. Gonna Build Me A Levee - 6:22

Rhett Tyler, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and producer, is best known for his explosive style of scorching modern blues guitar and high-octane, house-rocking live performances.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, and raised in Mississippi, Ohio, and St. Louis, Rhett grew up listening and learning about music and the blues from his father, an Air Force officer and talented classical, boogie, and blues pianist, and about writing from his mother, a published poet. He discovered his own God-given musical talent at the age of 15 when his parents gave him his first electric guitar.
Rhett attended both Mannes College of Music (he had been accepted by Juilliard, but there was no guitar program) and the Berkley School of Music in the early 70s, where he feverishly worked at honing his skills as a player, performer, and writer. He soon found himself on tour as bandleader for R&B recording artist Ruth Copeland that climaxed at the Baltimore Civic Center, where Rhett received a standing ovation for his electrifying featured guitar solo. During the latter part of the 70s and early 80s, Rhett had the pleasure of working with a range of notable artists on numerous projects both live and in the studio.
In the mid-80s Rhett formed the band, Early Warning. After undergoing a period of stylistic exploration and soul-searching, he brought the band's focus back to his first true musical love, the blues. His music is certainly rooted in the tradition of blues, but Rhett also incorporates his jazz, rock, and gospel influences to create an innovative modern musical bland with his signature guitar style.
Rhett Tyler has independently recorded and released three CDs with Early Warning, "Total Package" in 1992, "My Passion" in 1997, and most recently, "Live at Manny's Car Wash" in 1999. Two of these recordings have been licensed to the German-based Herman's label for European distribution. "Total Package" was released in Europe as "Get Tough" in 1996 and "My Passion" was released under the same title in 1998.
Rhett has performed at many prominent festivals and venues, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Davenport, IA, Fleet Blues Fest, Albany, NY, Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival, Redbank, NJ, and Treasure Coast Food Bank Blues Festival, Ft. Pierce, FL. He has also shared billing with many distinguished blues artists, including Johnny Winter, Lonnie Brooks, Elvin Bishop, Delbert McClinton, and John Hammond, to name a few.

Get Tough

суббота, 13 мая 2017 г.

Lady Bianca - Rollin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 59:31
Size: 136,3 MB
Label: Rooster Blues
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blues Fonk - 4:10
 2. Lookin' At My Man - 3:27
 3. Easy Lovin' - 5:57
 4. Sexy Bones - 3:16
 5. Keep My Baby Outta Your Eyes - 5:30
 6. Spendin' Money - 6:04
 7. You Slept With My Man Last Night - 4:29
 8. Lyin' To Me - 3:48
 9. Little Drop Of Water - 7:40
10. Daddy Blues Was A Witness - 4:24
11. Can You Slip Away Again Tonight - 6:34
12. Roll Thang - 4:06

A woman who can sing the Blues with an authentic growl a smooth, seductive contralto and a big, sweet toned range will always be in demand, and West-coast star Lady Bianca fills that bill perfectly. She is not well known around the world, or even across the nation, but her big, rounded voice has been heard behind some legendary performers. Starting her recording career late, Bianca has put down some scintillating Blues on her albums, and continues to move audiences wherever she goes.
Bianca Thornton was born in Kansas City in 1953, where she developed her Gospel tones in Church. Bianca received her ‘enoblement’ at the age of 17, when she sang with Quinn Harris’s band The Masterminds, and ‘Lady Bianca’ has been her enduring performing name. She studied at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco, and singer Jon Hendricks cast her in the role of Billie Holiday in his production ‘Evolution of the Blues’ at San Francisco’s Off-Broadway Theatre. Bianca married bass player Henry Oden and then joined Sly and the Family Stone as a backing singer and keyboard player. She also toured as a backing singer with Frank Zappa and appeared on his 1976 album ‘Zoot Allures’. When not on tour, Bianca found work on the Bay Area club scene and recorded with artists as diverse as Taj Mahal and Merle Haggard. Van Morrison recruited Bianca as a backing singer for many years, featuring on five of his albums, and she added her talents to work by John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon.
Her hometown is Oakland, and she has been a mainstay on the bay area's blues scene for many years. Coming from a gospel tradition, she has a strong powerful voice, and also plays some piano. Her blues are traditional style, but there's always a modern edge to them. Well done. LADY BIANCA - voc/pno, CARL LOCKETT - gtr, DAVE MATTHEWS - org, TONY SAUNDERS - bass, DAVE ROKESCH - drums.


Tim Krekel - Out of the Corner

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 38:20
Size: 88,4 MB
Label: Appaloosa
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. No Mo Do Giacomo - 2:51
 2. That Kind of Love - 3:27
 3. Out of the Corner - 3:41
 4. Scandalized - 3:58
 5. Half a Brain - 3:48
 6. Shy Guy - 4:07
 7. All Night Radio - 4:12
 8. Take a Ride - 3:42
 9. Changing the Guard - 4:42
10. You Got Me Burning - 3:48

Tim Krekel - acoustic & electric guitar, vocals, lap steel;
Tom Comet - bass;
Michael Webb - piano;
Willis Bailey - drums;
Mary-Ann Brandon - background vocals on All Night Radio.

Tim Krekel was a first rate rocker. He had a solo career with albums on Capricorn and Arista. He also played and recorded with his mentor, Jimmy Buffett, and his own band, The Sluggers. Out Of The Corner, backed by The Sluggers, shows the different faces of a performer and a great rock songwriter. This album is the culmination of playing more than ten years with the band The Sluggers. Pure and honest rock and roll!

Out of The Corner

Glen Clark - Looking for a Connection

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 43:59
Size: 100,8 MB
Label: DOS Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Old Enough To Know Better - 4:27
 2. I Want It All - 3:58
 3. Head Over Heels - 3:21
 4. No Such Love - 4:16
 5. Crazy Dreams - 4:22
 6. Leap Of Faith - 4:17
 7. Feel If It - 4:21
 8. Learn How To Land - 3:51
 9. Love Is The Rock - 3:31
10. Looking For A Connection - 3:13
11. Forever's Just A Dream Away - 4:16

Musikexpress: Zwischen sattem Texas-Rock, soulfullen Balladen und erdigem Southern Rock pendelt das Solo-Album des als Duettpartner viel beschäftigten Glen Clark (Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt oder Kris Kristofferson). Zur Seite stehen ihm Cracks, die schon bei den Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, den Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, CSNY, Jackson Browne, Fleetwood Mac oder B. B. King gespielt haben… Das hat schon Klasse.

Looking For A Connection

Chris Daniels & The Kings - In Your Face

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 45:09
Size: 103,5 MB
Label: Flying Fish
Styles: Blues/R&B
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bad Thing - 4:21
 2. In Your Face - 4:03
 3. An American Tragedy - 5:11
 4. What Kind Of Man - 4:36
 5. Better Off With The Blues - 4:51
 6. Can't Cheat The Hangman - 5:14
 7. Let Me In The House - 3:31
 8. Everytime I See Her - 3:44
 9. All I Want To Feel - 4:44
10. Black Cat - 4:47

This earlier album of Chris Daniels and the Kings is possibly their best compilation of their earlier sound. In this we hear the fantastic horns of "fly" whose gritty renditions of saxaphone are evident throughout the albums tracks. Although lacking some of the energy that the band has when hear live, it has the same rocking big-band horns that the Kings are famous for. It also contains some songs that you won't find on his later efforts, exemplar are Can't Cheat the Hangman and In Your Face (title track) both of which get your feet tapping and the urge to get up and dance boiling within. For fans of Chris & the Kings in concert, this album is a must have.

In Your Face

Gary Cain - Twangadelic Bluesophunk

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 37:40
Size: 89,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Live Wire - 3:45
 2. Pipes and Spoons - 4:17
 3. Thought I Heard You Say - 2:44
 4. No Foolin' - 3:27
 5. Write You A Letter - 3:22
 6. Twang Strut - 4:36
 7. Got Me Where You Want Me - 3:39
 8. Last Dance - 3:35
 9. Girl's Too Rich - 2:43
10. Faith Healer - 5:29

CD Release Party for "Twangadelic Bluesophunk", debut album of the Gary Cain Band!
"SRV meets AC/DC, OMG and WTF?!!! Not sure I’ve ever heard anything quite like Cain’s guitar playing. It’s like he’s driving high speed through a school zone. Watch out kiddies, he’s armed with a Strat and licensed to kill."
- Bones and Blues Productions
"Not only did we have the album in advance of it release and play some choice tracks, we actually had Gary Cain, the 4th best guitarist in the Universe on the Mano A Mano show to talk about this twangadelic album".

Twangadelic Bluesophunk

Johnny Heartsman - The Touch

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 56:51
Size: 130,4 MB
Label: Alligator Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Serpent's Touch - 3:57
 2. Paint My Mailbox Blue - 3:46
 3. You're So Fine - 4:24
 4. Tongue - 5:25
 5. Attitude - 2:52
 6. Got To Find My Baby - 3:07
 7. The Butler Did It - 3:06
 8. Please Don't Be Scared Of My Love - 5:38
 9. Oops - 2:45
10. Walkin' Blues - 3:46
11. Let Me Love You, Baby - 4:51
12. Heartburn - 3:54
13. Endless - 3:49
14. Tongue - 5:24

The blues world is full of shadowy figures, names known only from discographies and from the recollections of better-known artists. Johnny Heartsman was one of those shadowy figures. The veteran Bay Area bluesmen spoke about him with awe. They talked about a man who played on literally hundreds of 45s from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s. They talked about a man who was a master of both guitar and keyboards, a fine horn arranger and subtle vocalist. Johnny had played on sessions with Al King, Jimmy Wilson, Johnny Fuller, Tiny Powell and dozens of others. He had toured with Jimmy McCracklin and Joe Simon. But in 1967, after the breakup of his marriage, Johnny left his home base in Oakland and, for all practical purposes, disappeared.
Heartsman never stopped playing though, and occasionally appeared at a club or festival, sometimes cutting loose on organ or, however unlikely in the blues world, flute.
His voice was at once mellow and rich, and he left an indelible stamp wherever he played.
Dick Shurman, producer of Johnny's 1991 Alligator album, The Touch, takes up the story:
From the first time I heard Johnny Heartsman's guitar playing on some 45s in the late 1960s, I was knocked out by his atmospheric, distinctive and dazzling style. I would have loved to see him play, but he was then among the missing, far from his old stomping grounds, so I had to make do with a growing legend and my imagination.
In 1976 I was visited by some friends from the excellent Swedish blues magazine, Jefferson. Out of the blue(s), they mentioned having just encountered Johnny Heartsman in Sacramento, and even whipped out a tape to prove it. An immediate listening verified that his vintage style was intact, and also indicated how much more there is to John, both in the varieties of music he has mastered (all with an inescapable blues feel) and in his tremendous keyboard playing, flute, bass, singing, songwriting and arranging skills.
I finally caught up with Johnny, first by phone and then at the 1977 San Francisco Blues Festival. We did an interview for Living Blues and struck up a good friendship; his intelligence, memory and perceptiveness along with his amazing musicianship made knowing him even more of a treat than I expected.
I'd wanted to produce a record by Johnny ever since those days. At that time he didn't have any albums out at all, and I felt a new recording by him would be a revelation to lovers of sophisticated blues. I started bringing him to Chicago in 1980 and enticing Bruce Iglauer, who owns Alligator Records, to drop by his gigs. But Alligator was still a very small company, and couldn't take a chance on a bluesman who was more or less a cult figure. In 1983, John did get a chance to cut an album in San Francisco, and in 1988 he cut one in West Germany. I felt both were very nice (probably inevitable for an artist of John's talent and taste) but neither was fully satisfying.
Meanwhile, my collaborations with Alligator on albums by Albert Collins, Johnny Winter and Roy Buchanan as well as an album by Fenton Robinson  apparently confirmed Bruce's suspicion that I had some idea how to produce a contemporary blues record. After only a decade of badgering, I finally broke him down and he sent me off to Sacramento to scratch the longtime #1 itch on my agenda of producing fantasies.
As for John, he was more than ready. He wrote eleven of the songs, played all the lead guitar and keyboards (and of course flute), plus bass on one song. He sang all the lead vocals and high harmony on Endless. He proved that he's one of the most immediately recognizable as well as one of the just plain best blues guitarists I've ever heard, convinced me he's just as good an organist as he is guitarist, did all the other things he does with consummate class, and weaved it all into a swinging blues tapestry with a tone of personality, as I always knew he could if given the chance.
So, at last, my dream is fulfilled; the world finally gets to discover the Johnny Heartsman I heard in my fantasies. I hope the results bring as much joy to listeners as the project brought to me.--Dick Shurman
Johnny Heartsman continued to perform in Sacramento, on regular tours of Europe, and at various U.S. blues festivals until his death in December of 1996.

The Touch

Smokey Smothers - The BackPorch Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 70:35
Size: 163,6 MB
Label: Ace Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Can't Judge Nobody - 2:45
 2. Come On Rock Little Girl - 2:48
 3. Honey I Ain't Teasin' - 3:02
 4. You're Gonna Be Sorry - 3:05
 5. (What I Done For You) Give It Back - 2:51
 6. Smokey's Love Sick Blues - 2:56
 7. I've Been Drinking Muddy Water - 2:29
 8. Crying Tears - 3:24
 9. Midnight And Day - 3:00
10. Blind And Dumb Man Blues - 3:04
11. What Am I Going To Do - 2:06
12. I Ain't Gonna Be No Monkey Man No More - 2:27
13. The Case Is Closed - 2:48
14. Way Up In The Mountains Of Kentucky - 2:53
15. Hello Little School Girl - 3:01
16. Twist With Me Annie - 3:09
17. I've Been Drinking Muddy Water - 2:29
18. Blind And Dumb Man Blues - 4:07
19. Honey I Ain't Teasin' - 2:59
20. Smokey's Love Sick Blues - 3:01
21. Come On Rock Little Girl - 1:40
22. Midnight And Day - 2:04
23. (What I Done For You) Give It Back - 2:40
24. I Ain't Gonna Be No Monkey Man No More - 2:29
25. You're Gonna Be Sorry - 3:03

All of us have our recording collecting stories, particularly from the halcyon era of the early 1960s just as England was beginning to swing. Having said that, I couldn't recall how I acquired my treasured copy of the Smokey Smothers King LP until I caught sight of the rubber stamp on the well-worn inner sleeve: 'peter russell's hot record store, 24 market avenue, plymouth, england (dial 60255) records and hi-fi'. The album probably cost something like 32/6d by mail order around 1963, just a few months after its release. As it turns out, the magical music apart, this LP has been a much better investment than punts in the City or Wall Street, the current value being in excess of $2,000.
Little was I to know that almost 40(!) years later, I would be involved in the reissue of this classic blues LP. Then, of course, vinyl was forever and the shiny CD was not even a glimmer on the horizon.
When Smokey Smothers signed for King, label boss Syd Nathan gave producer Sonny Thompson a mandate that he wanted the artist to match the hotter-than-hot sounds of Jimmy Reed. But instead of being a nondescript Reed clone, Smothers injected his own warm personality into the proceedings. The killer difference, though, was that instead of a Reed-like harmonica being featured, Freddy King took the lead role on guitar and played his best ever Chicago old-school style on record.
Through the years, there has been an official LP reissue titled The Driving Blues on UK Polydor in 1969 and, I'm afraid, the inevitable not-so-official releases. I wanted our package to be something special to reflect the LP's exalted status, and I think we have accomplished that aim. When the tapes were called for, I asked not only for the LP and singles masters, but also for any outtakes. Imagine my delight when the custodian of the King vaults came up with the tapes from the original 25 August 1960 session, the one that featured Freddy King in his supreme moment as a sideman and when the 12 LP songs were recorded in one day. The other members of the immaculate backing group were Fred Jordan (second guitar) and ex-Tiny Bradshaw drummer Philip Paul. Actually most of the tracks were first released as singles on subsidiary label Federal before the King LP appeared in 1962. The singles and the LP sold poorly - hence the LP's rarity.
Bluesologist Dave Sax spent hours analyzing the various takes (thanks, Dave!) with the result that we are able to present the LP tracks in their undubbed and unedited form for the first time. Not only this, but there are nine alternate tracks that are quite varied from the issued cuts. Just listen to the rejected take of You're Gonna Be Sorry, where Smokey cries out 'Play it, Freddy!' and Freddy does. The CD is rounded off by the four-title session for Federal from 1962. There is hot amplified harmonica work from Louis 'Little' Boyd of the local Cincinnati group, The Bees, but without Freddy King, Jordan and Paul this is a ragged session compared with its illustrious predecessor.
The accompanying highly-illustrated booklet contains essays by three authors:
Leading record dealer John Tefteller explains why the ultra-rare LP is so highly respected (and valued) by collectors.
My co-compiler Dave Sax details his analysis of the various takes while extolling the 1960 session.
Chicagoan Bill Dahl gives a run-down on Smokey Smothers' career, based on a personal 1992 interview.
To cap it all, Duncan Cowell, of Sound Mastering Ltd, has mixed down the original 2-track tapes to give a belting mono sound that would have leapt out of the jukeboxes and radios of the day. Leonard Chess (if not Syd Nathan) would have approved.
Certainly, the revered King LP (plus...) could not have a better tribute on CD.
John Broven for Ace UK.

The Backporch Blues

Barry Levenson - Heart to Hand

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 59:13
Size: 136,0 MB
Label: Storyville STCD 8101
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Cobra Days/Blue Tears - 7:13
 2. Whole lotta Blues - 3:58
 3. Blue Stew - 4:57
 4. The Late Show - 5:42
 5. Royal Albert - 5:31
 6. Slippin' Down - 5:46
 7. Earl's Ride - 3:19
 8. Steel Life - 5:53
 9. Wrong Side of the Blues - 4:34
10. West Side rain - 6:07
11. Crawford's Grill - 6:08

On this wide-ranging set, guitarist  Barry  Levinson's debut, he is featured on all types of blues from lowdown to swinging. It is obvious, listening to these selections (all but three of which are instrumentals), that although  Levenson  is very much a bluesman, his roots are in jazz. He dedicates "Crawford's Grill" to guitarist Grant Green, uses the saxophonists liberally, and stretches out in his solos, sometimes hinting at Charlie Christian. The resulting music, which features  Levenson  with a strong rhythm section, should be of strong interest to collectors of both blues and blues-oriented jazz.

Heart to Hand

пятница, 12 мая 2017 г.

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

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 47:52
Size: 110,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Im A Woman w. Tempa - 5:47
 2. Devil Red Blues w. Nagar - 3:16
 3. Can't Get No Grindin' w. Sagol 59 - 2:32
 4. Help Me w. Hammer - 4:39
 5. Dust My Broom w. Roy Young - 5:04
 6. Shes 19 Years Old w. Sagol 59 - 5:55
 7. Don't Go No Further w. Sagol 59 - 3:46
 8. Almost Cut My Hair w. Eleanor Tsaig - 5:24
 9. It's A Mans World w. Roy Young - 7:34
10. A True Friend (Is Hard to Find) w. Eleanor Tsaig - 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)

Steve Roux - Steve Roux

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 49:02
Size: 114,1 MB
Label: Virgin Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Who Are You? - 4:43
 2. No Other Way - 6:39
 3. In A Spin - 4:33
 4. Can't Change The Time - 5:37
 5. Black Book - 4:37
 6. Nowhere To Run - 3:47
 7. I'll Remember You - 5:01
 8. Love's No Longer There - 5:49
 9. Tightrope - 3:25
10. Woman Like You - 4:44

This first album shows the superb style of Steve Roux emerging to one of the best guitar singer of blues this country has ever had.
Based in the south of England, guitarist and vocalist Roux is a member of the White Knuckle Blues Band. This is usually a trio with Robin Vick (bass) and Bernie Fox (drums), but occasionally they add musicians such as Matt Beckwith (harmonica). The band has released two albums, 1998’s Raw Knuckles and 2003’s Can’t Change The Time. In the early 90s Roux played in Germany, appearing on the same bills as Albert Collins, Robben Ford and John Hammond. In the early 00s, he sometimes played with drummer Mark Brzezicki, bass player Steve Brzezicki, keyboard player Josh Phillips and guitarist Damon Hill, the latter formerly a noted motor racing driver. This group was known as Dad’s Army and also as Hill’s band, the Conrods, in which they were joined by vocalist Robert Hart.


Polly O'Keary and The Rhythm Method - Black Crow Callin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 46:45
Size: 107,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hard Hearted World - 3:52
 2. A Man Who Can Stand - 5:04
 3. Red Light - 3:42
 4. Black Crow Callin' - 5:35
 5. Yours To Lose - 3:58
 6. One Life - 5:09
 7. Reconciled - 6:05
 8. I Don't Understand - 4:59
 9. Plan B - 2:57
10. I Am The One - 5:21

Polly O’Keary heeft al een bewogen leven achter haar liggen. Ze groeide op in een blokhut zonder elektriciteit en stromend water. In haar tiener jaren begon ze muziek te maken in lokale cafés in Mexico en was op haar negentiende getrouwd met een man die in de gevangenis zat. Uiteindelijk lukt het haar om uit deze uitzichtloze situatie te ontsnappen en als bassiste een muzikale carrière op te bouwen. Ze tourt intensief met bands als Too Slim and the Taildraggers, The Soul of John Black en de Randy Oxford Band.
Wereldwijde tours brengen haar naar vier continenten. Haar inspanningen worden beloond met vijf maal een award voor Washington Blues Society Best Female Vocalist, drie keer voor Best Songwriter en een award voor Best Album van de Washington Blues Society en de Inland Empire Blues Society. De laatste jaren tourt polly met haar eigen band onder de naam Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, een trio dat naast zangeres-bassiste Polly O’Keary uit gitarist Dave Miller en drummer en levensgezel Tommy Cook bestaat. Polly en Tommy vormen daarvoor onder andere vier jaar de ritme sectie van Too Slim and the Taildraggers en door het vele touren ontstaat een ijzersterke en hechte ritmesectie.
David Miller laat voor het eerst als gitarist van zich horen op zijn zeventiende. Een ontmoeting met de pianist van de Tommy Castro Band levert Miller zijn eerste betaalde optredens op in bars en clubs rondom de Bay Area. Op zijn vijfentwintigste besluit David onder eigen naam verder te gaan er formeert hij de Dave Miller Band. Ruim achttien jaar speelt hij vanuit zijn woonplaats San Luis Obispo in zo’n beetje iedere club in het zuiden van California en mag gezien worden als een van de populairste bands in die streek. Zijn ervaring heeft hij nu gebundeld met Polly O’Keary en Tommy Cook onder de naam Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method.
In 2014 brengt de band hun zeer goed ontvangen debuut album Compass uit. Nu drie jaar later ligt daar Black Crow Callin’, een stevige opvolger van Compass. De toon wordt meteen gezet in de stevige shuffle Hard Hearted World, waarin duidelijk wordt dat David Miller over zeer soepele vingers kan beschikken. Pianist Eric Robert vult als gast pianist de ruimtes uitstekend in. A Man Who Can Stand herbergt veel rock elementen in zich wat ook geldt voor Red Light, waarin Miller nog steviger te keer lijkt te gaan op gitaar en de rauwe stevige stem van Polly O’Keary prima aanvult. Jim McLaughlin komt op harmonica ondersteunen in de slowblues Black Crow Callin’, waarmee we bij een eerste rustpunt op dit stevige album zijn aangeland. De Powerhouse Horns, die bestaat uit Rich Cole met bariton en tenor saxofoon en Pete Kirkman op trompet geven kleur aan de funky groovende tracks Yours To Lose en Plan B. Maar ook ontwaren we ballads op dit album, One Life en het met cleane gitaarlicks gespeelde Reconciled mag je onder deze noemer scharen. Met de slowblues I Am The One komt het album na een dikke 47 minuten sfeervol tot zijn eind. Black Crow Callin’ kent bij tijd en wijle stevige gitaarpartijen, tel daarbij de rauwe stevige stem van Polly O’Keary en je zit in het vakje bluesrock. Kortom, een zeer gevarieerd album met louter en alleen zelf geschreven materiaal van een stel door de wol geverfde muzikanten. Voor de liefhebbers die hun blues iets ruiger opgediend willen hebben.

Black Crow Callin'

Johnny Heartsman & Blues Company - Made In Germany

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 63:18
Size: 145,4 MB
Label:  In-Akustik INAK 9025 CD
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Intro -  1:17
 2. That's Allright -  8:23
 3. Flute Juice -  7:12
 4. Cold Cold Feeling -  7:24
 5. I Don't Want No Woman -  6:47
 6. Let Me Love You -  7:37
 7. Ain't No Sunshine -  5:54
 8. Sweet Frisco Blues -  7:26
 9. Flip, Flop & Fly - 11:14

Johnny Heartsman - organ, guitar, flute & vocals
Todor "Toscho" Todorovich - guitar
Mike Titre - guitar & harp
Frizze Winnacker - bass
Martin Schmachtenberg - drums
The Live Crew:
Peter Harte - sound
Robert "Tale" Heinelt - light

The Blues Company, formed 1976, counts among the few creative monuments the Germany Blues scene ever produced.This follow up documents the class of the band surrounding frontman Todor Todorovic. Songs with depth, intelligent arrangements and sounds. The Blues has been called the most important truly American musical invention, and its definitely the most indigenous Afro-American art form. Over the years the blues has conquered the world, and has influenced musicians in all imaginable cultural environments. Germany is the second largest market for recorded music. Musicians such as John Lee Hooker and B.B. King have been acknowledged as giants in their field - and have been filling up large concert halls since the 1950s. Home grown talent is also widely accepted, and the BLUES COMPANY is the most popular German blues band, considering ticket and record sales. Their high-octane stage act and emotional delivery has earned them cult status among their many fans - not only in Germany! They are also constantely touring in Holland, Poland, France, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Greece, the former GDR, Macedonia, Luxemburg, Cyprus, and Switzerland - more than 2.500 concerts so far!!

Made In Germany

Carolyn Wonderland - Bloodless Revolution

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 41:26
Size: 95,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Smile - 3:39
 2. This Land - 3:16
 3. Annie's Scarlet Letter - 4:22
 4. He Said, She Said - 3:23
 5. Unbroken - 3:24
 6. Judgment Day Blues - 4:25
 7. Bloodless Revolution - 4:32
 8. Heart - 4:09
 9. Homelessness In Austin - 3:57
10. From A Waffle Booth Six - 2:26
11. Driving Into The Sun - 3:49

2003\'s critically acclaimed independently released CD (produced by Stephen Doster) that caught Bob Dylan\'s ear and led to the recording of 2008\'s \"Miss Understood\".
Blues-rocker Carolyn Wonderland is a singer/songwriter/pianist/ trumpeter/guitarist from Texas. She began performing solo as a teen and then later with her band the Imperial Monkeys. While firmly entrenched in blues-rock, Wonderland and her group sport a diverse range of other influences, from country to zydeco to surf to Latin to boogie, and even jazz. The group has performed and toured with such similarly minded predecessors as B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers, Delbert McClinton, and Buddy Miles. Before relocating from her hometown of Houston to Austin, TX, Wonderland picked up a slew of awards in the Houston press, including best female vocalist seven out of eight years running. Wonderland, whose powerful voice garners frequent comparisons to Janis Joplin, was first inspired to get on the stage after seeing local outfit Little Screamin' Kenny & the Sideliners at the Houston club Fitzgerald's. Wonderland released her debut, Play With Matches, on the independent Big Mo label in 1995. In subsequent years, she continued to release albums and tour the U.S., leading the Imperial Monkeys through several incarnations. ~ Erik Hage

Bloodless Revolution

Gin House Blues Band - Gin House Blues Band

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 43:58
Size: 101,8 MB
Label: Universe Productions
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Power of the Blues - 3:25
 2. Down to Big Mary's - 2:43
 3. You Don't Love Me - 3:03
 4. Unknown Boy - 4:40
 5. Change it - 3:40
 6. Too Busy to be Blue - 3:46
 7. Confidence Man - 2:52
 8. Slow Blues in C - 5:14
 9. The Old Oak Tree - 3:56
10. Sinners Prayer - 3:19
11. The Thrill is Gone - 4:11
12. Messing with the Kid - 3:04

Speelt de legendarische Gin House Blues Band: Gin House Blues Band, bestaande uit Rik Meijer, Jan Visser, Wim Heins, Johannes Dijkstra en Rudolf Botma, ‘rammelt alweer zo’n 25 jaar aan alle kanten’.

Gin House Blues Band

Micki Free - Tattoo Burn-Redux

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 52:19
Size: 120,3 MB
Label: Mysterium Blues Records
Styles: Blues/Soul Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. God Is on the Phone (feat. Howard Hewett) - 3:57
 2. Tattoo Burn - 4:03
 3. Greens & Barbeque - 3:53
 4. Six Feet Down in the Blues - 4:42
 5. Mojo Black Coffee - 4:02
 6. Co-Co-Gin - 3:57
 7. There's a Hole in the Heart of the Blues - 5:32
 8. Angels in the Room - 5:01
 9. Hey Baby (The New Rising Sun) [Remix] - 6:25
10. Five Minutes 'Til Christmas - 4:50
11. Sometimes in Winter - 5:51

MICKI FREE `TATTOO BURN`-REDUX Including the smash hits; Co-Co Gin , Sometimes In Winter & God Is On The Phone ; Micki s duet with legendary vocalist Howard Hewett of Shalamar! WRITTEN, PRODUCED, ARRANGED AND PERFORMED BY MICKI FREE *(Unless Otherwise Noted) Micki Free: Lead, Slide and Rhythm Guitars, Lead Vocals Howard Hewett: Lead vocal duet and background vocals on God Is On The Phone Drums: Cindy Blackman-Santana, David Hawk Lopez Bass: Bill Wyman, Jack Dailey, Kenny Gradney, David Santos and Micki Free Hammond Organ: Mark Muggy Doo Leach & Brother Paul Brown Fender Rhodes: Mark Muggy Doo Leach Harmonica: Randy Singer Photography: Marie Gregorio Ovedio, Debra Donavan Background Vocals: Shea, Wendy Moten, Trish Bowden, Howard Hewett & Micki Free God Is On The Phone , Recorder, Mixed and Mastered in LA CA. @ Dennis Moody Studio. Recorded & Mixed in Nashville TN. by George My King Tutko @ Quad Studios, Blackbird Studios / Recorded @ Cutting Cane Studio FL., Additional Recording/Engineering Sometimes In Winter Dave Bowden and Shane Moore @ AMP Production Studios Mc Sherrystown, PA `Tattoo Burn-Redux`: Re-Mixed and Mastered by Dennis Moody PR, Marketing & Promotions, Betsie Brown for Blind Raccoon Micki s custom line of Stars & Skulls Jewelry exclusively by Rick Hernandez for Jerome s Jewelry, Jerome AZ., Art Design Martin Friedman. This CD is dedicated to my mother Delores Marie...and her glorious Greens & Barbeque. Associate Producer Trish Bowden Mysterium Blues Records DISTRIBUTED BY: DARK IDOL MUSIC 2017 ALL SONGS DARK IDOL MUSIC BMI 2017 / *Excepted where noted; written by Jimi Hendrix, published by Experience Hendrix LLC, used by Permission all rights reserved. Special-Thanks: TO GOD!!!...Trish Bowden, Talon Lee & Britt Free, my sister Karen Kay for her endless love and support!...Marie; your endless spot on photographs of me are legendary!!!...you always make me look good baby...thank you and endless love!! Howard Hewett, Prince, Charlie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, my Santana family: Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Billy Gibbons, thanks for the Red Billy Bo!...Shea, Betsie Brown @ Blind Raccoon, Rick & Karen Hernandez, Tamara & Lola Montana, Gary Clark Jr., Kris Krishna, Michael Weed, Zack & Antone s Night Club Austin TX baby!, Kenny Gradney, Brother Paul & April Brown (rest in peace sister), George Tutko...angels soar above you brother, you are never forgotten in my heart...Dewayne & Crystal Shawanda, Sammy Sanchez, David Hawk Lopez drummer extraordinaire!...Dennis Moody, Meryl & Dawn at Typestyles FL...Molly Bedell and Two Old Hippies Nashville TN, Greg Magnus, Manuel and Morelia Nashville TN, Loren @ Black Star Amps...Sin of Ministry and ALL my fans worldwide baby!... MF words of wisdom: `If You Love Something, Set It FREE` " THE MAN, MICKI FREE IS A MULTI-TALENTED MAKER OF MAD MACHINATIONS IN A MOST MESMERIZING MANNER. MERCY!! GIT IT ON , MICKI..."- THE REV. BILLY F. GIBBONS, ZZTOP Micki Free is a Grammy award winning artist and 5 time Native American Music Award winner.

Tattoo Burn-Redux

Kai Strauss - Getting Personal

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 58:36
Size: 134,9 MB
Label: Continental Blue Heat
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Blues is Handmade - 6:05
 2. Get the Ball Rolling - 2:59
 3. Did You Wrong - 4:24
 4. I Ain't Buying it - 4:03
 5. I Can't Wait - 5:07
 6. Getting Personal - 4:32
 7. Quick Buck - 4:41
 8. What You Do - 4:22
 9. This Game Ain't Worth Playing No More - 5:28
10. Gotta Let You Go - 3:59
11. Blues For Anne (Instrumental) - 9:06
12. Dream Lover (Live) - 3:45

The new Kai Strauss CD will be released on Mai 12th, 2017. Feat.: Tony Vega, Sax Gordon und Big Daddy Wilson.
Can a German play the Blues?
Guitarist/singer Kai Strauss grew up in a small working class town in northern Germany. He discovered his passion for the music of Albert King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and many others as a teenager in the 1980s through his parents’ record collection. Soon, countless nights at the local blues jams followed, and from the 1990s on you could find him on stages all over Europe alongside Texas harmonica player Memo Gonzalez. After 15 years on the road with Gonzalez, Strauss started fronting his own group The Electric Blues All-Stars. Kai Strauss now presents his third album “Getting Personal” on the Dutch label Continental Blue Heaven/CRS, and continues to follow his own course with the more contemporary sound that he presented on his award-winning sophomore album “I Go By Feel”. Strauss, who enjoys an excellent reputation for his spicy Texas Blues guitar licks, adds fresh Chicago & Memphis flavors to his musical gumbo on this new studio effort. “Getting Personal” features lots of tasteful guitar playing - from the dirty funkiness of “The Blues Is Handmade” (written by a good friend of the band, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee Tommie Harris) to the expressive soulfulness of “Blues for Anne”, an intense 9 minutes of moaning guitar dedicated to the memory of Strauss’ mother. You will also encounter honest, confident vocals, original songwriting, and an outstanding groove that is hard to find this side of the big pond. Together with fabulous guest appearances by US saxophone export No. 1 Sax Gordon, the wonderfully strong yet sensitive voice of Big Daddy Wilson from North Carolina, and Houston guitar ace Tony Vega, this package of 11 brand new titles represents a new peak in Kai Strauss’ career, and should be the next step up for this serious and already highly respected artist in the international blues & roots world.


воскресенье, 7 мая 2017 г.

The Mick Pini Band - Blues Gonna Be My Way

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 49:45
Size: 121,9 MB
Label: 66 Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Avenue 54 - 4:01
 2. I Feel So Bad - 7:01
 3. Watch Out - 2:53
 4. Woke Up This Morning - 4:09
 5. Third Degree - 6:03
 6. Driving Wheel - 3:05
 7. Looking For Somebody - 3:19
 8. Last Night - 5:32
 9. Hard Times - 3:58
10. Like A Road - 5:31
11. Wash Out - 4:08

Mick Pini - vocals, guitar, harp;
Julian Grudgings - vocals, keyboards;
Roger Innes - bass;
Paul Barnes - drums.

Mick's  long awaited CD has  been  released in good time for his 1999 British tour.  Mick  appeared regularly at venues in the East Midlands until he moved to Germany a couple of years ago, now audiences don't get the opportunity to see this underrated guitar master in action very often, more's the pity!
The CD opens with the instrumental warm-up track 'Avenue 54', featuring Julian Grudgings' hammond organ backing  Mick's  first guitar workout which draws to a close with the mournful guitar solo leading deftly into the  band's  version of Chuck Willis's 'I Feel So Bad'.  Mick's  bluesy vocals  are  complimented by his superb guitar work throughout, as well as the sensitive bass work of Graham Lacey.
Mick  began his musical career around the same period as Peter Green, & his playing  is  at times similar to the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist's, this CD features two Peter Green songs, the third track 'Watch Out'  being  the first. The  band's  version of this classic  is  slower than the original, the pounding drums  are  more laid back here too. Now's probably a good time to mention that Mike Vernon who produced the Fleetwood Mac albums from which 'Watch Out' came has also produced this album some 30 years on, & guested on percussion.
Mick's  music  is  very much in the mould of the  blues , despite the 'Wildman' nickname you won't find him thrashing out  blues  rock, as the title of this album suggests  blues   gonna   be   Mick's   way ! He follows the Peter Green song with B.B. King's 'Woke Up This Morning'
There's a marked charge in tempo for 'Third Degree', soft piano & quietly played guitar provides a solemn background for a song about accusations - the suspect seems resigned to his fate, the third degree tactics claim another innocent man! The song showcases  Mick's  ability not only play flamboyant guitar solos that leave his audiences breathless, but to play those sensitive pieces that have people reaching for their pints! Surely the original Eddie Boyd / Willie Dixon version could have  been  no more haunting than this, just savour that guitar!
There's a cover of Roosevelt Sykes 'Driving Wheel' the abrupt ending comes a bit of a surprise. This  is  followed by the second Peter Green song 'Looking For Somebody' the title of the CD comes from a line in this song.  Mick's  vocals lend themselves especially to this style of blues & here especially his guitar playing  is  remarkably similar too!
'Last Night'  is  an interesting diversion, featuring some evocative harmonica work from an unnamed harp player, this Little Walter song adds to the solemn atmosphere of the CD's mood.  Blues   is  most definitely  Mick's   way , if you enjoy the  blues  as the  blues , this  is  the album for you,
Mick's  own song 'Hard Times' follows, Mike Hellier's fine drumming provides the lively beat, the song seems to cast off the impending difficulties that  are  relayed in the lyrics.
'Like A Road' has a gospel feel, 'turn around, I'll  be  there, like a road leading home' the hard times, the sad times, the  blues  will soon  be  behind you, an uplifting song. There's some fine slide guitar work from special guest Al Sansome & this  is  followed by  Mick's  soulful guitar. Written by Dan Penn & Don Nix, Penn  is  better known for songs such as 'I'm Your Puppet' a hit for James & Bobby Purify & 'Do Right Woman' (Aretha Franklin), whilst Don Nix  was  a member of The Markeys who backed Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett & Sam & Dave. Seemingly a surprising choice for a  Mick   Pini   Band  album but one that works remarkably well!
As we started so we close, with an instrumental, Freddie King & Sonny Thompson's 'Wash Out'. Here the spirit & the guitar flies, & that's what the  blues   is  about, OK times may  be  sad, but through the  blues  the spirit will soar once more. For those not touched by the  blues , this point  is  often missed, the  blues  reflects life, but no-one wants to  be  unhappy all the time, the  blues  music came from people living in a harsh background, but Saturday nights they wanted to Boogie!
As always,  Mick  & the  band   are  in great form on this album, which is only the band's fourth in 10 years, catch them in action at a venue near you during September (see Fizgig  Blues  listings for details), 'Blues  Gonna  Be  My   Way ' will be available at gigs, but if you can't make any of these dates you can purchase a copy from Blumberg Records, 63 Priest Meadow, Fleckney, Leicester. LE 8 8 TZ, cheques for £13.50 made payable to Blumberg Records.

Blues Gonna Be My Way

Mick Pini - Mick ''Wildman'' Pini

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1989
Time: 40:26
Size: 95,4 MB
Label: Stomp Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Collector - 3:09
 2. Onion Rings - 2:34
 3. You Can Make It - 6:02
 4. Unknown Destination - 3:19
 5. It's Got To Be The Blues - 5:00
 6. More Than I Could Chew - 4:48
 7. Free Load - 3:51
 8. Liek Mother Like Daughter - 4:35
 9. Freddy's Midnite Dream - 3:31
10. Too Many Mountains - 3:33

"As well as touring Europe with B.B. King and supporting such blues greats as Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Jimmy Rogers: Mick Pini has earned himself a strong following, particularly in Europe. Eric Clapton described him in 1996 as ‘The legitimate successor to Peter Green’. However, Mick Pini is unquestionably a unique living legend in his own right ... the genuine article. His authentic voice and outstanding guitar work personifies the blues in an inimitable way.
Mick has toured the world for more than 40 year. He lives, breathes, plays and sings the blues with genuine passion even his 1954 Fender Stratocaster smokes!
1998 saw the band winning the prestigious ‘Blues Band of the Month’ award at ‘Talkin Blues’ in Cologne. In January 1999 the band recorded their definitive album ‘Blues Gonna Be My Way’. It saw the most welcome return of Mike Vernon as producer. Mike produced Mick’s ‘Wildman’ album in 1989. This featured A.B. Burns, Chris Youlden and Paul Jones, and sold over 20,000 copies.
Mick has also recently recorded an album with Jimmy Carl Black and Roy Estrada (ex Little Feat and Mothers of Invention and Captain Beefheart)."

Mick ''Wildman'' Pini