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среда, 27 декабря 2017 г.

James Montgomery Blues Band - Bring It On Home

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

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

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

Bring It On Home

вторник, 26 декабря 2017 г.

Kenny Acosta and the House Reckers - Spanish Town Mardi Gras

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

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

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

Spanish Town Mardi Gras

среда, 6 декабря 2017 г.

Ally Venable Band - Train Wreck Blues

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

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

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

Train Wreck Blues