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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’

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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