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суббота, 28 декабря 2019 г.

Blue Disciples - Blue Disciples

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 45:43
Size: 104,8 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Baby's Back - 5:04
 2. Hardheaded Woman - 3:52
 3. Let The Music Pull You Through - 4:44
 4. Satisfied Mind - 3:26
 5. Just Ain't Meant To Be - 5:15
 6. That's Pretty Exciting - 4:31
 7. Like A Flood - 4:52
 8. Lord Is Waiting - 5:04
 9. In My Time Of Dyin' - 4:28
10. People Get Ready - 4:23

Chris VanHoven - Harp, Vocals;
Rev. Dr. Bob Funk - Guitar, Vocals;
Mark VanHoven - Bass, Vocals;
Greg Krupp - Drums.

Blue Disciples do the classics without being a cover band. It’s all about groove-fusion: Rock solid rhythm with remarkable vocals, guitar, and blues harp.Blue Disciples do the classics without being a cover band. Beatles, Stones, Cream, Dylan, Hendrix. Then we add tunes that we want to hear. Marvin Gaye. Muddy Waters. Los Lobos. Black Keys. Curtis Mayfield. The Band. All played in our own, unique groove-fusion style. Sure, we have an album’s worth of original tunes that kick. But people like to listen to music they know – done well, done real.
It’s all about groove-fusion: Rock solid rhythm with remarkable vocals, guitar, and blues harmonica.
"Blue Disciples brought undeniable passion into their high-energy performance of rootsy blues and rock, getting the crowd screaming for more by the end of the set."

Blue Disciples

четверг, 26 декабря 2019 г.

Gabriel Yang - Off The Rails

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 26:34
Size: 60,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mr. Pigman - 3:25
 2. Set Me Free - 2:38
 3. Jailbird Blues - 3:33
 4. The Pied Piper - 3:10
 5. A Better Day - 3:40
 6. Do You Do That To The Other Dudes? - 2:59
 7. Fuck Your Castles - 3:30
 8. Off The Rails - 3:39

A Brazilian musician influenced by rock n 'roll, blues, folk and garage rock, he has worked since 2004, mainly as a songwriter, singer, guitarist and music producer.

Off The Rails

Raw Blues Experience - Trailer Trash

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 48:14
Size: 110,6 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Monday Morning - 3:39
 2. Alice - 3:37
 3. Backdraft in Green - 3:50
 4. Hot Spot Party - 3:03
 5. The Cougar Dance - 5:19
 6. Cinderella - 4:09
 7. You've Got What It Takes - 2:58
 8. All I Ever Wanted - 4:08
 9. Fire in the Hole - 5:24
10. Muddy Water Blues - 5:15
11. Choo Choo Train - 3:20
12. Trailer Trash - 3:27

Dit album is een goed voorbeeld van hoe een bandnaam en albumtitel je totaal op het verkeerde been kunnen zetten.
Ik heb het dan over de Belgische band Raw Blues Experience uit Aalst. De bandnaam lijkt mij een rauw potje blues te beloven en de albumtitel ‘Trailer Trash’ doet mij al uitzien naar een onbeschoft, a-sociaal hard album. Dat loopt dus allemaal wat anders want onze Belgische vrienden klinken slechts bij vlagen gemeen rauw.
Je zou deze band al kunnen kennen want regelmatig duiken zij in ons land op. Zo stond de band al eens op Texel Blues. De band bestaat uit Bart De Bruecker (drums), Jacky Verstraeten (bas), Marc Van Nuland (gitaar) en Brent Redant (zang, harmonica). Hun album werd geproduceerd door de van de band Low Society bekende Sturgis Nikides, die ook nog op de slidegitaar te horen is.
Het door mij verwachte rauwe geluid is slechts in een aantal nummers aanwezig. Zoals in de shuffle Alice. Een shuffle van het rauwe soort met de hard snijdende slidegitaar van Sturgis Nikides en een lui groovende funky ritmesectie. De brullende harmonica zorgt ook voor de nodige rauwheid. Het dreigende All I Ever Wanted bevat ook weer genoeg rauwe hoekige gitaarriffs en sluipt traag voort. Sturgis Nikides is wederom aanwezig met een snijdende slidesolo. ChooChoo Train wordt door de hard brullende harmonica van Brent Redant in werking gezet en gaat als stomende rocker verder in een stijl die aan The Blues Band doet denken.
Wat gebeurt er nog meer op dit album? De opener Monday Morning is een loom pompende shuffle met warm surf-achtig gitaarwerk. Het nummer gaat over in een soulvolle stamper, compleet met warme blazers.
Nadat er eerst wat raceauto’s voorbij geraasd zijn opent Backdraft In Green. Een tegen de rockabilly aanhangend nummer, dat wat aan de ?ielige” kant klinkt en dat door de messcherpe gitaarsolo van Marc Van Nuland gered wordt. Hot Spot Party is een lui groovende funky blues met sprankelend gitaarwerk en een Tower Of Power-achtig gevoel. Dan komt er ineens een jazzy shuffle voorbij, Cinderella, met een Vaya Con Dios-achtig geluid. Hier zijn zelfs een banjo en een gestopte trompet te horen. You’ve Got What It Takes is een cover van het Brook Benton nummer en wordt hier als duet, samen met zangeres Mandy Lemon, gebracht. Een vrij commercieel poppy nummer. Fire In The Hole heeft total niets met het gelijknamige Steely Dan of Van Halen nummer te maken maar wel alles met een broeierig deinende shuffle met hard en rauw gitaarspel.
De afsluiter, Trailer Trash, is een goed voorbeeld van een onbeschoft rauw klinkend nummer. Een rauwe boogie met brand harmonicawerk. Zo had van mij het hele album mogen klinken!
Dit album van Raw Blues Experience klinkt nog een beetje alsof de band er nog niet helemaal over uit is welke muzikale koers er gevaren dient te worden. Mijn advies aan de band? Richt je op het wat rauwere blues werk want blijkens sommige nummers op dit album weten jullie daar prima weg mee!

Trailer Trash

Rob Burkham - Don't Believe Everything You Think

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 41:18
Size: 94,7 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Believe Everything You Think - 4:34
 2. Nobody Sings the Blues Anymore - 3:39
 3. My Pot-Holed Country Road - 3:31
 4. Give It All You Got - 3:01
 5. Blues for Warren - 4:43
 6. Eric, Linda, And Aretha - 3:09
 7. Seven Dollars, A Slice of Pizza, And a Beer - 3:37
 8. The Humbert Street Blues - 4:28
 9. We Weren't Kids When We Met - 3:44
10. Geese on the Pond - 3:30
11. My Baby, My America - 3:17

Blues-infused, singer-song writer original tunes with messages.
I wrote the first verse of the Humbert Street Blues in 1969 and finished that song in 2013. Some things just take time!
The other songs were written in the second decade of the twenty-first century. My thirty years as a psychologist and being of a certain age have shaped the messages of many of the songs.
A shoutout to the great musicians you can hear on these tracks:
Michael Roy, harmonica
Rich Boyd, bass
AJ Rahm drums
Andy Rahm percussion
Terri Burkham, triangle
Also, profound thanks to Michael Twombly who mixed and mastered the audio and designed the graphics. What a guy!

Don't Believe Everything You Think

Joe Nadeau - Burning Sands

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 55:52
Size: 130,0 MB
Label: Limited Edition
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front+Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Now She's Mine - 3:40
 2. High Cost of Livin' Low - 5:23
 3. Tell Me What It's All About - 3:14
 4. Burning Sands - 4:40
 5. Just Another Day - 7:41
 6. The Lovin' Is Right - 3:40
 7. Raise Your Right Hand - 3:43
 8. It's On - 3:55
 9. Uncle Bob's Blues - 5:08
10. How It All Went Down - 4:51
11. I'll Help You Pack - 6:55
12. What You Do to Me - 2:57

Burning Sands is the first solo release for blues/rock guitarist and songwriter Joe Nadeau. Nadeau has been around the roots rock movement in Texas for several years. It was in Dallas that Nadeau met a very young Kenny Wayne Sheppard and a mentor/student relationship jelled. Nadeau led Sheppard's band for a number of years and contributed to his Ledbetter Heights disc. Not surprisingly, the first single from Burning Sands is "Tell Me What It's All About," featuring Sheppard. The strength of Burning Sands lies in Nadeau's ability to incorporate soul, folk, country, and blues with a slight hard rock edge. His years of development on the Dallas music scene have paid off.

Burning Sands

Patrick Woolam - Long Time Coming

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 31:22
Size: 71,9 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Everything I Need - 3:41
 2. The Last Goodbye - 4:00
 3. Castaway - 6:42
 4. Too Real To Be Dreaming - 7:36
 5. How Do You Like Me Now - 3:44
 6. Long Time Coming - 5:37

An eclectic mix of blues, rock, soul and pop. I think I find my soulful blues, rock, and pop sound from growing up in a family of musicians. My father was raised in the Nashville area as a guitarist, and my mother was a morning radio DJ for a classic rock and oldies station for 30 years. So needless to say, I took interest in music When i was about 6 years old. My influences range from Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, and Gary Clark Jr., all the way to Maroon 5, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, and the Foo Fighters. Because of all these different styles i grew up on, there is an eclectic blend of sounds and feel on this record. I grew up with a passion for playing blues guitar, but a facination with the pop music culture. Since I started writing music, I always had an idea of blending soul and blues, with top 40 pop, to create a mainstream avenue to expose the genre to a younger generation. On this Album, you will hear a blend of all the music styles that Influenced me over the last 20 years since I started playing music.

Long Time Coming

The Pumps - Cover To Cover

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 56:48
Size: 130,3 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rock This House - 3:52
 2. Moving On - 3:27
 3. Forty Days and Forty Nights - 5:49
 4. Good Time Roll Creole - 3:55
 5. Blues Makes Me Feel So Good - 3:25
 6. The One After 909 - 2:52
 7. Temptation - 5:34
 8. Walking By Myself - 3:41
 9. She's Hot - 4:07
10. Treat Her Right - 3:33
11. I Can Tell - 4:13
12. Fever - 4:27
13. Boom Boom - 4:06
14. Blues Attack - 3:41

The Pumps give a good helping of butt kickin' rock'n'roll blues.
The Pumps have gathered up the best of their rock'n'roll blues song list and put them on a studio recording "Cover To Cover". "She's Hot", written by band leader Buck Barrickman, is a good example of how the band blends rock and roll with the blues to create a party atmosphere that's carried throughout the album. The album starts off with "Rock This House" to set the tone and doesn't stop rockin' till the last of "Blues Attack".
The Pumps, based out of Eau Claire, WI. are veterans of the Midwest rock and blues scene playing fairs festivals and local bars creating a party time that gets everyone dancin' in their shoes and rockin' in their seats. We hope you'll enjoy this CD as much as their local fans enjoy the good times of their live performances.

Cover To Cover

среда, 25 декабря 2019 г.

Mike Sponza - Made in the Sixties

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 48:20
Size: 110,7 MB
Label: Epops Music
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. 1960 - Made in the Sixties - 4:41
 2. 1961 - Cold, Cold, Cold - 4:13
 3. 1962 - A Young Londoner's Point of View on Cuban Crisis (feat. Pete Brown) - 4:54
 4. 1963 -Day of the Assassin (feat. Nathan James) - 4:51
 5. 1964 - Glamour Puss - 5:27
 6. 1965 - 1965 - Even Dylan Was Turning Electric (feat. Eddi Reader) - 5:46
 7. 1966 - Spanish Child - 4:44
 8. 1967 - Good Lovin' (feat. Dana Gillespie) - 4:04
 9. 1968 -Just the Beginning (feat. Rob Cass) - 4:58
10. 1969 - Blues for the Sixties - 4:38

An album dedicated to the '60s, a decade for me very fascinating in many ways and on which there is much to say; it is also the period in which I was born, and for some time I was thinking of making a record about that decade. 10 songs. One for each year. 10 stories inspired by events, facts, people, cultures, ideas, which are intertwined to look at the 60s in a dual perspective: the glamor side and swinging on one side, the dark and problematic side on the other. 10 controversial years that have changed youth culture forever. All filtered with different musical languages, from rock to Latin, from pop to acoustic, from soul to rock'n'roll. In 2014 my album ERGO SUM was produced at Abbey Road Studios by Rob Cass, producer of the English rock blues scene and Giles Martin's right-hand man at Abbey Road. At the beginning of 2017, Rob suggested that I also produce my new recording project. The collaboration with Pete Brown is born - one of the greatest English rock authors, active since the early 60s, but above all the man behind the major successes of Cream (wrote White Room, Sunshine Of Your Love, I Feel Free, Theme From An Imaginary Western ...). To give an important graphic touch, Romeo Toffanetti thought - famous illustrator (Nathan Never), who in 8 tables managed to perfectly represent the content of the songs.

Made In The Sixties

Scott McKeon - Can't Take No More

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 49:48
Size: 114,1 MB
Label: Wastedlion
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shot Down - 3:39
 2. Honey Baby - 4:09
 3. I Used To Have Something - 3:34
 4. Can't Take No More - 5:09
 5. All The Same - 5:28
 6. I Can See Through You - 5:01
 7. Last Thing I Do - 8:55
 8. Cool Lookin' Woman - 4:12
 9. Maybe - 6:39
10. Fuzz Six Six Six - 2:56

Scott McKeon - vocals, guitars, drums, bass, percussion;
Ben Jones - drums - #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, bass - #2, 3, 7;
Geoff Lai - bass - #1, 5, 6;
Holly McKeon - claps - #2;
Wanbdi - vocals - #1;
Jesse Davey - additional instruments: guitars, Hammond, percussion, solo - #7.

British guitarist Scott McKeon began playing guitar at the age of four and made his debut on U.K. television at seven. He was named Guitarist magazine's Young Guitarist of the Year in 1998. WastedLion released his debut album, Can't Take No More, on February 26, 2007.

Can't Take No More

Lillian Boutte (meets Christian Willisohn) - Lipstick Traces: A New Orleans R&B Session

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 53:00
Size: 122,1 MB
Label: Blues Beacon / Enja
Styles: Blues/Piano Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lipstick Traces - 3:07
 2. Why Don't You Do Right? - 4:24
 3. One For The Highway - 3:24
 4. Music Is My Life - 4:56
 5. Rough And Ready - 4:15
 6. Cherry Red - 2:26
 7. Tribute To Jay McShann - 2:38
 8. Something's Got A Hold On Me - 3:14
 9. The Sounds Of James Booker - 3:38
10. Dr. Feelgood - 5:39
11. Keep Your Hands Off Him - 3:46
12. Boogie Woogie Stomp - 4:09
13. Cry To Me - 3:00
14. Downhearted Blues - 4:17

Lillian Boutte's debut album, Lipstick Traces, is an appealing blend of classy New Orleans R&B, Southern soul, classic female blues and jazzy pop, all performed with a signature sense of swing. Boutte doesn't belt these songs out -- she caresses them and delivers them with style. Her phrasing is closer to jazz than blues, but her music is inarguably blues, which means that her singing, her music and her album have a classy, sophisticated flavor that is quite alluring.

Lipstick Traces: A New Orleans R&B Session

Too Slim and The Taildraggers - Beer & Barbecue Chips

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 64:23
Size: 147,5 MB
Label: Underworld Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Crawlin' Kingsnake -  6:27
 2. Sam's Pit / Kingsize Troublemakers -  7:15
 3. Searchin For The Motherlode -  6:05
 4. Soul Perspective -  4:33
 5. Walk On Water -  4:45
 6. Crowbar Hotel -  8:16
 7. Voodoo Child -  9:39
 8. Hell's Half Acre - 10:34
 9. One More Gallon Of Gasoline -  6:47

Tim "Too Slim" Langford - Guitar, Vocals;
Dave Nordstrom - Bass, Vocals;
Zachariah Cooper - Drums, Vocals.

This CD is only available now as a digital download. Too Slim Live, in their Rawest and Grittiest. This is one night in the life of Too Slim and the Taildraggers. Raunchy and unedited as it went down in Bozeman MT. in 2005/
Raw, Live, and In Your Face!
Now available only as a digital download, "Beer and Barbeque Chips" is Too Slim and the Taildraggers one night on the road, exactly as it went down. The band stretches out and plays songs from it's catalog as far back as 1995 to the present. If you like it low down and dirty then this is the CD for you. Guitar Slinger fans will love this disc!! Too Slim also pays tributes to his influences with rendition's of John Lee Hooker's" Crawlin' Kingsnake " and Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child".
This is essential listening for all Too Slim fans. This CD is now a collector's item. There are no plans to re-issue more CD's of this title. You can however, still download "Beer and BBQ Chips" at all the usual sites.

Beer & Barbecue Chips

Nick Gordon - Chronic Blues Party

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 49:17
Size: 113,8 MB
Label: Swing Suit Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tapcity - 4:04
 2. Roll This Joint - 5:23
 3. Black Cat Bone - 3:07
 4. Baltimore - 3:43
 5. Bluesman - 3:41
 6. Playin' with Grooves - 2:30
 7. The Wheel - 5:22
 8. Hellhounds - 4:14
 9. Let's Make a Deal - 3:07
10. The Bitch - 3:28
11. Edge of the World - 3:52
12. Do So Much - 3:05
13. Pierpont Daze - 3:35

Playful Rock and Roll with Blues, Pop and 70's influences/
Nick Gordon is one of those rare musical talents. Nick is an outstanding songwriter, a great singer and a hot guitar player, a true triple threat. Nick has worked with some big names in the music industry including the recording of a demo track with Gerry Goffin, (co-writer of “One Fine Day”, “Up on the Roof”, “Saving All My Love for You”), and Barry Goldberg, (Electric Flag, Chicago Blues Reunion) in 2006. Goldberg, who has performed with and produced Bob Dylan and founded the Goldberg/Miller Blues Band with Steve Miller in the 60’s, described the CD as “Great songs, Great blues, Great voice”. 

Chronic Blues Party

Honey Creek - Live Am Schloss

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 64:25
Size: 148,3 MB
Label: Kawumm Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rattlesnake And The Junkyard Dog - 5:17
 2. After All These Years - 2:58
 3. Favorite Kind Of Sin - 5:20
 4. Backdoor - 4:32
 5. On The Road - 5:35
 6. Swamp Gas - 4:06
 7. Bleeding Heart - 4:38
 8. Morning Star - 4:28
 9. Heaven Can't Be Bought - 3:28
10. Don't Come Around Too Slow - 4:04
11. Sleeping With The Lights On - 5:27
12. I Should Have Known It - 4:16
13. A New Day Yesterday - 5:27
14. Bring It On Home - 4:44

In 2016 brengt Honey Creek hun debuut cd ‘Devil’s Lullaby’ (Kawumm Records) uit. Het album doet het van meet af aan geweldig met een eerste plaats in de 2016 download charts, zelfs in januari 2017 staat het album nog steeds op een tweede plaats, notabene pal achter de Rolling Stones. Je kunt in slechter gezelschap verkeren zou ik zo zeggen.
De band uit het zuidoosten van Duitsland, zeg maar omgeving Saarbrucken heeft dan al een verpletterende live reputatie opgebouwd. Het repertoire gaat van gevoelige ballads naar ijzersterke stevige blues en bluesrock, gevarieerde songs die de band met een hoog entertainment gehalte vertolkt tijdens hun energieke live shows.
De van oorsprong Californische zanger, harmonicaspeler James Boyle weet als geen ander zijn publiek te bespelen, samen met zijn solide band, die bestaat uit gitarist Michael Reufsteck , bassist Holger Janes en drummer Martin Donner maakt hij van iedere live optreden een waar spektakel.
Naast de talloze club optredens stond de band twee maal op Total Flame Festival, een van Ruslands grootste festivals. James woonde tijdens zijn jeugd in Oxnard,Ventura CA waar hij fluitles volgde maar stapt op zijn zestiende al snel over naar basgitaar en richt met drie vrienden de band Mr.Squid op, een band die zich focust op punkrock. Wanneer hij in 1986 naar Duitsland verhuist vindt hij al snel weer muzikanten waarmee hij in de band Light Brigade zijn geliefde punkrock zowel als zanger als bassist kan uitdragen.
Na diverse omzwervingen in onder andere een AC/DC cover band, een country  band en een aantal alternatieve rockbands besluit James in 2013 met het oprichten van Honey Creek zich meer op blues en bluesrock te richten.
Ervaring in deze stijl heeft hij dan niet maar Michael Reufsteck, die zich vanaf zijn jeugd bezig houdt met blues ziet hier alleen maar voordelen in, samen ontwikkelen zij een stijl die verder gaat dan de platgetreden paden van twaalf- en achtmaten schema’s.
Zoals gezegd brengt de band in 2016 ‘Devil’s Lullaby’ uit, het zojuist verschenen ‘Live Am Schloss’ (Kawumm Records), die zowel als cd als dvd verkrijgbaar is kent enig overlap met het debuut. ‘Live Am Schloss’ gaat van start met de stevige boogie Rattlesnake And Junkyard Dog, waarin James Boyle zijn stevige zang aanvult met akoestisch harmonicaspel. In de shuffle After All These Years blijkt de man ook nog eens een heerlijke partij slide te spelen en vult de stevig spelende Michael Reufsteck perfect aan.
Dat Boyle over een lekkere ruige stem beschikt laat hij nogmaals horen in de rocker Favorite Kind Of Sin, waarin hij de tamboerijn ter hand neemt om de uitstekende drummer Martin Donner te ondersteunen. Met de ballad On The Road neemt de band even iets gas terug om vervolgens met de stevige lome bluesrocker Swamp Gas, die Boyle van slidewerk voorziet weer flink van leer te trekken. Voor Bleeding Heart haalt James Boyle zijn akoestische gitaar uit het rek en al snel ontpopt zich een vlot nummer dat pop invloeden in zich draagt en wanneer Boyle in Heaven Can’t Be Bought ook nog eens zijn mandoline omhangt volgt zelfs een verrassende folky sfeertje.
Met fraai solo werk van gitaar en harmonica in Don’t Come Around Too Soon zit de band weer volledig op een heerlijk bluesspoor. Door zijn akkoorden structuur lijkt Sleeping With The Lights On iets op te schuiven richting melodieuze rock, maar het is wel een nummer dat gelijk in je hoofd blijft hangen. In zowel de blues rocker I Should Have Know It als A New Day Yesterday, die een shuffle groove kent is er ruimte voor Michael Reufsteck om flink op gitaar uit te pakken. De cd besluit met Bring It On Home, die hier toegekend wordt aan onder andere Jimmy Page en Robert Plant van Led Zeppelin, maar uiteraard Willie Dixon als tekstschrijver kent.
Honey Creek weet met hun uitvoering, met een lang gitaar en harmonica intro, waarna de band met een stevige funky groove naar een climax werkt het nummer volkomen naar eigen hand te zetten. Doordat James Boyle naast zijn lekkere stevige ruige zangstem ook nog eens diverse instrumenten weet te bespelen, geeft dat de band de mogelijkheid om veel variatie in het repertoire aan te brengen, een gegeven dat op ‘Live Am Schloss’ prima ten uitvoering is gebracht.
De band beschikt over een ijzersterke ritme sectie, waarin vooral het drumwerk van Martin Donner van grote klasse is, ik mag wel zeggen bepalend is en Holger Janes vakkundig zorg draagt voor solide baslijnen.
Een cd voor liefhebbers die hun blues graag stevig opgediend krijgen. De dvd versie kent nog vier bonustracks Little Lover, Crossroads, Craddle Rock en Heavy Soul van dezelfde sessie, die zeker niet aan de andere tracks onderdoen. Een aanrader!

Live Am Schloss

Chris Corcoran Band - Blues Guitar Grooves

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 39:10
Size: 90,3 MB
Label: Shack Records
Styles: Instrumental Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. A Shot in the Dark - 3:19
 2. Bag's Groove - 4:08
 3. Big John Special - 4:18
 4. Fast Eddie - 2:24
 5. West Coasting - 3:27
 6. Strung Out - 3:18
 7. Congo Mambo - 2:58
 8. Blues for Catie - 4:04
 9. Pushing and Shoving - 3:19
10. Don't Lose Your Cool - 3:10
11. Banda Capitale - 4:41

Het is altijd gedurfd om met een geheel instrumentaal album op de markt te komen. Maar als dat album dan zo kwalitatief hoogstaand is als dit album van de Engelse Chris Corcoran Band, zit je altijd goed.
Gitarist Chris Corcoran bracht al twee albums uit met het Chris Corcoran Trio, één met Katie Bradley en één met Laura B & Her Band en mag dus als ervaren kracht uit de Engelse rhythm & blues wereld gezien worden.
Op dit album dus alleen maar instrumentale nummers die vrijwel allemaal in de jazzy blues, of swingblues, hoek zitten. Elk nummer heeft de blazers in een voorname rol waarin Chris zich vaak van een dienende kant laat zien. Maar natuurlijk laat hij ook regelmatig zijn priemende soli op ons los. Soli die duidelijk maken dat hij met gemak kan tippen aan het jazzy werk van bijvoorbeeld Duke Robillard.
Het openingsnummer, A Shot In The Dark, heeft een hoog “suspense” gehalte. Een nummer dat wat weg heeft van de klassieker “Peter Gunn”. De blazers spelen een grote rol in samenwerking met de twangende gitaar van Chris, die zijn blues vermengd met surfgeluiden a la Dick Dale. Bag’s Groove is een cover van de klassieker van Milt Jackson. Uit de jazz hoek dus. De blazers spelen wederom een hoofdrol terwijl Chris een soepel swingende jazz solo af levert.
Big John Special heeft de boogie woogie piano van Big John Carter in de hoofdrol. Big John is al jaren een grootheid in de boogie woogie wereld. Fast Eddie heeft een hoog Bo Diddley gehalte, met name door het stug door bonkende ritme. Een perfecte mix van rhythm & blues met rock & roll met een gemeen brandende gitaarsolo.
West Coasting is een luie bluesjazz shuffle met heerlijk slaperige blazers. Ook hier is de boogie woogie piano van Big John Carter te horen in duel met de gitaar van Chris. Strung Out is een geoliede bigband blues shuffle met Chris in de beste Duke Robillard traditie.
Congo Mambo is een cover van een obscuur Guitar Gable nummer. Een bluesy mambo met warm knorrende blazers, een soepele ritmesectie en Chris in een dienende rol. Blues For Catie heeft qua sfeer iets weg van de klassieker “Fever” met hard twangend gitaarwerk van Chris. De cover van het Albert Collins nummer Don’t Lose Your Cool is geheel in de swingblues stijl met dit keer jazzy gitaarwerk van Chris.
Afgesloten wordt met de luie jazzy shuffle Banda Capitale waarin de gitaar van Chris samensmelt met de blazers.
Dit album bewijst dat een instrumentaal blues album totaal niet saai hoeft te zijn. Ik denk dat liefhebbers van de swingblues of van bands als Roomful Of Blues hier heel blij van worden.

Blues Guitar Grooves

Tim Gartland (feat. Peter Broberg & Tim Powell) - 32 Years

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 21:33
Size: 49,6 MB
Label: Taste Good Music
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Let Me Keep The Dog - 3:39
 2. I'm So Afraid - 3:52
 3. Make Sense Girl - 3:42
 4. Another World - 3:44
 5. You Ain't My Baby - 2:45
 6. Hey Baby - 3:48

Classic Chicago Blues/True, pure Chicago Blues. Driven by creative harp work and rocking guitar, this is an album of original compositions in the classic urban blues tradition. This album is a reunion of friends who recorded these songs in 1980 when they were in there 20's and in 2012 when they were in their 50's. Hence, the name 32 years. It is a unique study on how life lessons and lessons on the bandstand impact players and their music. Enjoy!

32 Years

Klaus Tietz - No Reason

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 31:26
Size: 72,1 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Acoustic Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Musgrave - 3:44
 2. Hip Joint Blues - 2:04
 3. All the Way to Broome - 3:00
 4. Blue Mood - 2:37
 5. No Reason - 2:57
 6. Judgement Day - 3:48
 7. Living on the Land - 3:36
 8. Paradise of Fools - 3:13
 9. One Step at a Time - 3:15
10. Losers and Users - 3:08

Klaus Tietz is a singer/songwriter with a unique folk/blues finger style which is simple and elegant perfectly complimenting his music.
No Reason is an authentic collection of folk blues tracks written and performed by singer/songwriter Klaus Tietz. His music spans a range of styles including blues, country jazz and folk. If you like artists such as J. J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones along with a little Nick Charles for good measure this is the album for you.

No Reason

Stephen Dale Petit - The Crave

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 70:31
Size: 162,0 MB
Label: 333 Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. 3 Gunslingers - 3:49
 2. California - 4:10
 3. Let There Be More Light - 6:11
 4. Gun Song - 5:08
 5. Soul Survivor - 4:23
 6. Need Your Love So Bad - 5:08
 7. Judgement Day - 1:42
 8. Cross Road Blues - 4:18
 9. Open - 3:02
10. The Crave - 5:16
11. Lookin' For Trouble - 2:32
12. Slide - 3:50
13. As The Years Go Passing By - 3:47
14. Sunnyland Stomp - 1:11
15. It's All Good - 2:59
16. Voodoo Lover - 5:01
17. Hole In My Soul - 7:57

“Stephen Dale Petit has come a long way since his first album Guitararama was released a couple of years ago. I first saw him supporting Darren Neundorf at the Half Moon in Putney and he impressed with the intensity and the aggressiveness of his ‘New Blues’ and I then kept bumping into him outside gig after gig as he was handing out flyers for his next gig at the 100 Club or for the next single release – he always seemed to be supremely confident of himself and sure that the message would get across. So I have been waiting a long time for The Crave and, truth be told, rather looking forward to it as well. Well, it is here and I can honestly say that it was worth waiting for. He has expanded his playing to encompass Mod Blues, Rock, Country Blues and even some poppy ‘stuff’ and there really isn’t a wasted moment on the album. His guitar playing has always been good but he could have been accused of being flippant about his approach to songs but with The Crave he has developed his song writing and really delivered some fine numbers. Right from the opener, 3 Gunslingers (based on a day spent driving around London in the company of Ron Wood and Eric Clapton in the same car), his playing is dynamite and his vocals are exultant. Following up with a Tupac Shakur and Dr Dre classic in California – the next single – shows that he has no inhibitions about the music that he plays and it comes over with real brio in his own style but with due homage to the original. He moves from there into Let There Be More Light – gospel and a huge, anthem feel to it. Gun Song then shows us yet another side of SDP with a hugely aggressive and harsh vocal plus some stunning guitar and a feel of a drive by shooting set to music. The title number is a complex and dense piece that seems to encapsulate so many of the things that make him tick but every track has its own character and what comes through is the sound of a supremely able and confident performer who is arrogant enough (in a positive sense) to ignore the prevailing trend and make an album that is completely a depiction of his character and style. This is absolutely the most personal album that has been released this year and possibly one of the most important – simply brilliant.”

The Crave

Cooker John - Path to Nothing

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 58:04
Size: 133,2 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Folk-Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Makes Me Wonder - 5:09
 2. Settle for You - 4:40
 3. Won't Come over Now - 5:47
 4. Sad Mobile - 4:44
 5. Path to Nothing - 5:17
 6. Twice a Week - 2:50
 7. Blue Monday - 5:31
 8. Mist of the Morning - 3:39
 9. Another Hasty Exit - 5:03
10. Useless Memory - 5:21
11. Loves Takes Time - 4:06
12. Long Lonely Day - 2:38
13. The Water Is Wide - 3:12

Cooker John is a folk and blues musician who has played in bands, and more lately solo or with a drummer or harmonica player. John learned fingerpicking from Artie Traum above Noah Wolfe's music store on 48th street in Manhattan in the early 1960's.

Path to Nothing

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Christian Willisohn - Hold On

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 47:40
Size: 109,2 MB
Label: Stockfisch Records
Styles: Blues/Piano Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hold On,I'm Waiting For You - 3:43
 2. Little Angel - 3:13
 3. No More Tears In Vain - 3:32
 4. Heartbroken Man - 4:34
 5. Caruso - 6:06
 6. Black Day - 5:21
 7. Blues In My Bottle - 5:33
 8. Have I Told You Lately - 2:43
 9. Little Fish - 2:58
10. The Man In Your Life - 5:10
11. Blues On The World - 4:40

Christian Willisohn, pianist and singer from Munich, goes back to the roots of the blues, taking his listeners on a trip from the basics to the myriad facets of the music. In the midst of Scotland’s West Highlands, hidden between the Atlantic and the green hills, there is a very special kind of concert hall. Art-loving people have transformed a former farmhouse into a meeting place for musicians, dancers, painters and poets. A Scottish secret? Well, not enough of a secret, for ingenious bluesman Christian Willisohn came to know of that place via a friend. Without much planning Christian set up his dream team of staff and equipment. On the road and over the sea, five NAUTILUS 801 speakers, a whole range of CLASSE amps together with a SADIE DSD8 (1-bit) recording device made their way from Stockfisch-Records to the Scottish Isles. Here, the unique acoustic environment let impressive recordings find their way onto “tape”. It was just THE very thing for a 5.1 surround-sound recording on a Direct-Cut-SACD: On this SACD purists will find a stereo and a 5.1 layer in DSD quality. The surprising thing on this Hybrid-SACD is the CD version. Christian Willisohn has invited six fellow musicians to the studio who add drums, bass, guitar, saxophone and cor anglais to his original recording from Scotland.

Hold On

Jimmy Foot - Bad Case of the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 48:47
Size: 111,8 MB
Label: Bongo Boy
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sick of You - 4:53
 2. You Used to Love Me - 5:39
 3. Bad Case of the Blues - 3:58
 4. Long Time Friend - 3:53
 5. Happy Blues - 3:24
 6. Mr. Rhythm and Blues II - 3:46
 7. Close the Door - 4:01
 8. City Blues - 4:12
 9. Chilm Blues - 2:50
10. I've Tried - 4:21
11. Don't Tell Me I Ain't Got the Blues - 4:17
12. No Time to Argue - 3:27

Blues in both traditional and non-traditional styling featuring lead guitar/ This is a collection of Blues songs from Jimmy Foot. Since Jimmy is not a "Blues Artist" per se, these blues songs were written over a period of time spanning over 4 decades. Basic tracks were recorded between 1995 and 2019 with all vocals and lead guitars recorded in 2018. Co-produced and engineered by Dominic Romano, Jimmy's fans will appreciate this as the Blues-side of Jimmy Foot.

Bad Case of the Blues

The Doug MacLeod Band - Woman In The Street

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1988
Time: 52:32
Size: 123,1 MB
Label: Stomp Records
Styles: Blues /Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Skin Game - 3:55
 2. Working Man Blues - 4:33
 3. The Highway They Called The Blues - 4:29
 4. I Might Bend (But I Won't Break) - 4:05
 5. I Think You're Foolin' Me - 3:38
 6. King Freddie - 4:25
 7. Still Some Smoke - 3:26
 8. Splain' It To Me - 3:11
 9. Send The Soul On Home - 6:24
10. Woman In The Street - 3:30
11. One Good Woman - 3:13
12. Church Street Serenade - 7:37

Electric blues disc with a bit of funk in the bass. Enjoyable listen here with some nice vocals and the songs tell stories as good blues should. There are 2 cuts on here that are mellow, jazzy type instrumentals that I enjoyed as well. Overall, this is a good CD of electric blues without any hard guitar soloing and I enjoyed it. A little different from a lot of other blues CD's you might hear.

Woman In The Street

Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado - Come on In

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:05
Size: 96,4 MB
Label: Ruf Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Come on In - 4:09
 2. Last Train - 3:25
 3. Nobody But the Moon - 4:18
 4. Two Lovers - 5:13
 5. Never Givin' In - 4:53
 6. Sin City - 4:03
 7. Over the Hill - 3:41
 8. On and On - 5:18
 9. Love So Fine - 3:50
10. I'll Be Gone - 3:10

The popular and award-winning orchestra brings forth a new album: ‘Come On In’. The intensity is intact, but there is also room for new streaks of melancholy. Through more than 1,000 concerts in 21 different countries, the hard swinging and critically acclaimed
ensemble has made people smile and dance. For that is what the blues is capable of: grooving away life’s problems. The front man knows this better than most, and on the 10th album – with the inviting title ‘Come On In’ – he goes into clinch with everything from his own age to political reality. In this way, the title symbolizes everything that Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado stand for. Thorbjorn explains: “Some people think the blues is sad because it’s named after the color of the melancholy and has its roots in music played by the slaves in the United States. But you have to remember that this was
music that people gathered around when they were trying to relax from their hardships. It emerged in festive situations and was meant to be danced to. I would like to help lift that tradition: To try to ease your problems through music, and then go home with a smile on your lips.” In 2019, these musicians still work in the same way as when they began. Thorbjorn Risager sits at home with
his acoustic guitar and creates the core of the song before they enter the studio, where everyone offers beats, bass lines, horn parts, backup vocals and fills. All that provides the Black Tornado with a sound that evokes a feeling of the elements raging around Risager’s voice. Their open-minded and innovative approach to the blues adds elements to the songs from genres like funk, gospel, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. It all depends on the feeling and the direction of the song. One of the significant nuances of the new album is its axis of melancholic songs with acoustic guitar. It has instinctively arisen because the blues now reflects where Risager stands in life. “The blues is my outlet. And this time, I’ve written some songs about having doubts about whether I’m the right place in my life. However, there is something fundamental in my songwriting that seeks the light. Which is about clenching your teeth together, saying, ‘I’ll just keep moving on’.” ‘Never Giving In’ is exactly such a tune, while ‘Last Train’ addresses the concern of falling too deep into yourself.‘Nobody but the Moon’ shows a rare political side of Thorbjorn Risager when it asks the questions: Who saw the children who drowned in the Mediterranean, and who heard their screams? And it answers: “Nobody but the moon.”
In the midst of all the seriousness, however, the album’s title song ‘Come On In’ highlights the uplifting community that Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado want to create. It revolves around a bar where everyone is welcome, and Risager has written it with Mojo Blues Club in Copenhagen in mind. Because as he
says, “That’s where we in the band grew up and many of us met our girlfriends.” Some orchestras break through and fade out. Others give up if the breakthrough doesn’t immediately show up. And then there are those for whom it is a matter of life and death to play music, steadily gaining popularity by keeping the standards high year after year. Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado belong to the latter
category. Quietly, both in Denmark and abroad, there is a growing awareness of their explosive concerts, in which guitar, bass, drums, organ and horns surround Risager’s powerful vocals – reviewers have drawn parallels to both Ray Charles and Joe Cocker.
The Blues has been in his bloodstream ever since he, at the age of 10, heard something absolutely magical. In his home in Jyllinge, his two music teacher parents primarily put classical records on the turntable, but at the neighbour’s house another world opened up. Thorbjorn was too young to understand the depth of the roots, the amount of dust and gravel, the size of the pain, and not least the redeeming euphoria of singing it all out. He just knew that he had to take it home with him. So he got cassette tapes with the exotic music and for years
he was falling asleep to the sounds of Fats Domino and Muddy Waters.

Come on In

Ron Spielman - The Rehearsal Sessions

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 47:56
Size: 109,9 MB
Label: Blackbird music
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Token of Love - 6:41
 2. Paradise Island - 5:58
 3. Wrap Up - 7:18
 4. There Is No Reason - 6:39
 5. Tip of My Tongue - 8:32
 6. In Another Life - 6:49
 7. Angel in the Storm - 5:56

He has already released a dozen albums under his own name, always accompanied by raving reviews from the music press. Respectfully, fellow musicians whisper his name, praising his qualities as a songwriter and his extraordinary guitar skills. Ron Spielman has been touring the music world for 20 years. As a discoverer along the boundaries of singer/songwriter, blues, jazz, fusion, rock, pop and folk, he remains edgy with all catchy melodies, always walking the fine line between accessibility and depth. Spielman’s latest work is titled “Tip of My Tongue”, a pure instrumental album, on which he hears and reinterprets songs from his last four solo albums in the style of “Standards”. Translating all the nuances and facets of the voice to the guitar means challenge and liberation at the same time to him. By taking the pause as seriously as the played note, he gives the songs an atmospheric emotionality that allows to indulge and drift beyond their musical and technical finesse. More space for imagination, taking new perspectives, so the concern of this album, which is true for listeners and the artist alike. Live, you have to count on Ron Spielman on virtually every stage. Whether a blues festival, a jazz club or a rock shed, promoters appreciate the trademark sound of his guitar playing just like his audience does. “Music for adult rock gourmets,” the magazine Focus once wrote and hit it straight to the point: concerts by Ron Spielman are something for connoisseurs.
His current band consists of Thomas Stieger on bass (Sarah Connor, Jimmy Somerville, Gregory Porter, Alice Merton, Cory Wong), Yasmin Hadisubrata on keyboards (Ivy Quainoo) and Julian Kuelpmann on drums (Andreas Kuemmert, Nils Wogram).

The Rehearsal Sessions

Diane Jobe Band - The Book of Jobe

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 42:48
Size: 98,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Vocals
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Act up on Me - 3:56
 2. Son of a Preacher Man - 4:14
 3. Solid Ground - 4:34
 4. Look at Me - 3:29
 5. Lost and Lonely - 4:29
 6. Lucky Penny - 3:40
 7. Roll the Dice - 3:28
 8. Last Thing on My Mind - 4:26
 9. So Much Better - 3:53
10. Heartbeat - 3:48
11. Little Honey Girl - 2:47

This 8-piece blues band’s 2018 studio release features an impressive set of 10 originals and a blues-shuffle style cover of the classic “Son of a Preacher Man.” The album features powerful and passionate singing supported by professional musicians.
“The Book of Jobe” is Jobe’s second studio recording featuring 10 Jobe originals and a powerful blues-shuffle cover of “Son of a Preacher Man.” The album features the vocals of Diane Jobe supported by Neil Haverstick on guitar, Jimmy Ayers on piano and Hammond B3, Scotty Rivera on drums, Mahlon Hawk & Justin Francoeur on electric bass, Thomas Blomster on percussion, Bobby Hancock on trumpet, Josh Quinlan on tenor saxophone and Jeremy Wendelin on baritone saxophone. The album was recorded and mixed by Mario Casilio and Mastered by Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver, Colorado.

The Book of Jobe

Alligator Beach - Throwin' a Party!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 52:18
Size: 119,9 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: R&B/Blues/Funk
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Throwin' a Party - 3:36
 2. Everybody Wants to Get Some - 3:21
 3. It's Mardi Gras Day - 5:51
 4. A Night on the Town - 3:18
 5. Alligator Beach - 4:33
 6. Fire on the Bayou - 5:07
 7. Whole Lotta Love - 8:23
 8. It Ain't Easy - 3:47
 9. I Know a Good Thing - 3:56
10. Hey Now Whatcha Say? - 4:26
11. Swamp Water - 5:54

Funk roots run deep - all the way to Hermosa Beach, California - where a group of some the most sought-after backup musicians in the business is creating a stir in a New Orleans-flavored funk band called Alligator Beach. Cherry-picked by New York native Lance Keller, members of Alligator Beach have performed with Etta James, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart, The Eurythmics, Tom Petty, Dr. Dre, Barry White, Ziggy Marley, Yes, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Stanley Clarke, Ringo Starr, Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Kool and the Gang, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Roger Daltry, Buddy Guy, Bob Weir, Levon Helm, Albert Lee, The Jacksons, Sister Sledge, Sheila E, Bo Diddley and Orgone. After years of gigging as a trombone player, Keller reached out to other sideman pros he’d played with over the years and pulled together an “A-list” of world-class musicians that call themselves Alligator Beach. The band is a soul/funk party band that has a steady following on the West Coast, including a jam-packed residency at the iconic blues venue Harvelle’s in Santa Monica. Their live show delivers serious heat, with a full horn section and lead singer Carol Hatchett belting NOLA-flavored arrangements of classic songs like the BeeGees “You Should Be Dancing”, sprinkled in with their own original material. The band’s debut release, Throwin’ a Party, includes 9 original songs + a crowd-favorite cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” featuring Carol’s sizzling vocals over a swampy, sexy groove.

Throwin' a Party!

Jake Curtis Blues Band - Tales From The South Side

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 41:28
Size: 95,4 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/St. Louis Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Let Me Whisper in Your Ear - 2:52
 2. Kingbee - 4:06
 3. I Need Love - 3:12
 4. What Am I Supposed To Do - 6:37
 5. Iodine and Antifreeze - 4:32
 6. Leaving in the Morning - 7:01
 7. Jumpin' Jack Flash - 4:09
 8. If the Blues Was Whiskey - 3:02
 9. Watchtower - 5:52

Guitar driven psychedelic blues.Unapologetic love for the Blues”
Jake’s playing style is heavily influenced by the music he grew up listening to. At the age of 7, Jake found himself obsessed with the album, “John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton”, and as he would say, “It was all downhill from there”.

Tales From The South Side

Blues Connexion - The Boy On The Wall

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 57:30
Size: 131,8 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Early Times - 3:53
 2. How Blue Can You Get - 5:46
 3. The Snake - 6:04
 4. What's The Matter with The Mill - 3:28
 5. When The Business Is Done - 7:00
 6. Evil - 4:48
 7. When The Levee Breaks - 4:34
 8. Mona - 1:57
 9. The Boy On The Wall - 5:55
10. Who's That - 3:35
11. I'd Rather Go Blind - 7:45
12. Good Morning Blues - 2:39

Originaire de la region de Perpignan, Blues Connexion c'est avant tout une histoire d'amitie qui rime aussi avec passion. La voix de son chanteur, John "Snake" Hillary, ne laisse personne indifferent. Lui qui a partage la scene avec des legendes comme Sonny Boy Williamson et Mike King, s'appuie pour distiller le blues a sa maniere, sur l'impulsion rythmique de Fred Duclos a la batterie, Bernard Guirao a la basse, ainsi que sur les riffs bien inspires de son guitariste, Gilles Violet.
Soude dans la vie comme sur la scene, c’est avec sincerite, feeling et emotion que le groupe partage invariablement avec le public cette passion pour la « musique du diable ».
Chaleureusement accueilli sur les scenes nationales parmi lesquelles Les Rendez-Vous de l'Erdre, Gartempe Blues Festival ou encore Leon's Blues Festival… Blues Connexion vous presente aujourd’hui son nouvel album, "The boy on the wall", dont le titre eponyme et d’autres morceaux originaux ("When the levee breaks" ou "The Snake"),  sont largement inspires de voyages ou experiences personnelles de ses musiciens, en particulier de John qui dans ses textes, laisse entrer la tristesse, l'humour et le vecu.

The Boy On The Wall

Ali Neander's Blues Bang - Family Reunion

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 61:02
Size: 139,9 MB
Label: ESC Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hard Floor Killing Blues - 3:27
 2. Preachin Blues - 3:36
 3. Keep It Up - 4:36
 4. I Got Everything - 4:00
 5. Voodoo Woman - 4:12
 6. Last Night - 3:28
 7. Last Kind Words - 4:29
 8. Down At The Bottom - 6:08
 9. Reap What You Sow - 5:02
10. Good Texan - 5:01
11. Sitting On Top Of The World - 4:14
12. Something's Gotta Hold On Me - 4:26
13. The Wind Cries Mary - 3:36
14. Mr. Big - 4:41

Ali Neander, einer der renommiertesten Rockgitarristen hierzulande, bekannt geworden durch die Rodgau Monotones und seine Sidemantatigkeit bei Moses Pelham, Xavier Naidoo, Edo Zanki, Glashaus u. v.a. ist fur dieses neue Projekt zu seinen Wurzeln zuruckgekehrt. Ein Streifzug durch die Bluesgeschichte vom Country Blues der 20er Jahre bis zum Bluesrock der 70er, neu augefrischt und aktualisiert mit maximaler Spielfreude unter Umgehung allzubekannter Klischees - unterstutzt durch die phantastische Jessica Born am Gesang, Felix Zollner - Voc/ Harp, Raoul Walton (Westernhagen etc.) - Bass, Moritz Muller (Gianna Nannini) - Drums, Markus Lauer - Orgel 
Als Gaste mit dabei die Creme de la Creme der deutschen Bluesszene: Kai Strauss, Tosho Todorovic, Gregor Hilden, Henrik Freischlader, Tommy Schneller, Moses Pelham mit seinem fulminanten Gesangsdebut und aus NYC Jimmy Kunes (Cactus, Savoy Brown). Gemischt von Martin Meinschafer (H. Freischlader).
Eine »Family Reunion« der besonderen Art fur alle Bluesfreunde.
»Herausgekommen ist ein veritables Bluesalbum, das einen Streifzug vom Country Blues der 1920er Jahre bis zum Blues Rock der 1970er bietet. Mit dabei zwei echte Klassiker, neu aufgefrischt: ›The Wind Cries Mary‹ von Jimi Hendrix und ›Mr. Big‹ von Free.« (Good Times, August / September 2019)

Family Reunion

Louie Munn - Right Fo Day

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 36:36
Size: 83,9 MB
Label: Rugco Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hey Pretty Baby - 3:21
 2. Even Uncle Bennie - 4:12
 3. Gonna Shoot You Right Down (feat. Lloyd Hurricane Munn) - 3:51
 4. So in Love with You - 3:43
 5. Doctor Bill - 4:20
 6. Right Fo Day - 3:34
 7. She's so Fine - 3:50
 8. Wild Dog Powell - 3:23
 9. Sleazy Woman - 3:46
10. I Just Wanna Say - 2:33

Cruise the Backroads of Mississippi and Turn it Up!Right Fo Day is a collection of true tales and experiences told by a nothing special southern boy. Wild Dog Powell is the crazy redneck cousin who lives to fight. Dr Bill is the uncle that's the home town doctor. Right Fo Day is the no good first wife and So In Love is the love of your life. The albums last track is a tribute to every son's Mother.

Right Fo Day

Brother Jefferson - Reflections

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 52:03
Size: 119,3 MB
Label: Blue Lotus Recordings
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. For Your Love - 4:33
 2. That Open Road - 4:26
 3. The Mirror - 5:23
 4. Be Your Man - 5:42
 5. Slow Your Roll - 4:28
 6. Hey Hey Pretty Mama - 3:57
 7. Scars - 5:09
 8. Chasing Rainbows - 4:31
 9. Hustle and Bustle - 4:16
10. Sending You My Love - 4:32
11. The Mirror (Acoustic) - 5:01

An all-original genre-defying new Americana/Blues album. From straight ahead Blues to Blue Eyed Soul to Rock ‘n Roll, Jeff Chapman is a longtime songwriter and performer. His strong baritone voice has a gravity and smoothness rarely matched.


Sparky Parker - Live In Houston

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 46:53
Size: 107,8 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Texas Style
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Don't Love Me (Live) - 4:03
 2. Treat Me Mean (Live) - 5:41
 3. Games (Live) - 4:47
 4. Killin' Floor (Live) - 4:00
 5. I'm Ready (Live) - 3:55
 6. That's All I Need (Live) - 3:40
 7. She's Dangerous (Live) - 3:45
 8. Long Distance Call (Live) - 4:59
 9. Like You Say You Do (Live) - 3:03
10. Catfish Blues (Live) - 8:57

Houston’s Sparky Parker has paid his dues in various bands-Bayou Monster and Mojofromopolis. He currently plays in Diunna Greenleaf’s Blue Mercy Band and Funky Mustard. He now brings his considerable guitar chops and vocal skills to fronting The Sparky Parker Band on this his debut release. This live recording from Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar was a perfect choice for their first time out, as it showcases the bands forceful and cohesive attack. Bass man Larry Evans is an integral part of their sound, not content to stay in the background. He drives the rhythm amazingly as he locks in with the powerful drumming of Kevin Barry. Sparky’s vocals are well suited to this music. His guitar playing is well informed in the blues and blues-rock genres. He can play straight ahead blues or zoom into the stratosphere with soaring beautifully distorted notes flying from the strings.
The band hits the mark full on with their tight rendition of Willie Cobbs’ “You Don’t Love Me” at the onset. There isn’t much in the way of guitar soloing on this one, but hold on tight, things get cooking as the CD progresses. The original “Treat Me Mean” finds Sparky lighting up the proceedings with his smokin’ guitar licks as the rhythm sections interplay is showcased. It’s in the tradition of old traditional blues. The only give away that it is current is the blues meets blues-rock guitar playing. On another self-penned tune “Games”, Sparky’s playing is solid blues. Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killin’ Floor” starts out slow, then switches gears a few times. Sparky plays some classic style blues before kicking in into overdrive. Here as elsewhere his voice is smooth and soulful with just the right touch roughness. Distorted blues-rock guitar fires up Muddy Waters’ ode to testosterone, “I’m Ready”. Their soulful take on Magic Sam’s “That’s All I Need” is a beautiful blues stroll. Willie Dixon’s “She’s Dangerous” finds our hero squeezing out sparks from his axe.
The second tune from Muddy, “Long Distance Call” positions Larry Evans’ walking bass line underneath Sparky’s string bending exhibition. The final original tune “Like You Say You Do” delivers a similar sentiment to the classic “If You Love Me Like You Say, Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do?”. It’s a really nice easy rolling shuffle. Muddy’s “Catfish Blues” is a blues-rock extravaganza replete with Hendrix style distorted gonzo guitar, clocking in at just under nine minutes.
This is definitely a keeper. The line between blues and blues-rock is blurred as Sparky’s playing goes to and fro between genres and it’s all good. With his locked-in rhythm section at his every beck-and-call, we have here one dynamic trio. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next. For now, check out this tasty little bluesy morsel.

Live In Houston

среда, 18 декабря 2019 г.

Donnie McClurkin - A Different Song

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 63:47
Size: 146,2 MB
Label: RCA I./C.M.
Styles: Gospel/R&B/Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Will Call Upon The Lord - 6:05
 2. Worship Medley - 9:28
 3. Pour My Praise On You - 4:29
 4. Every Tribe - 3:40
 5. There Is No Question - 7:02
 6. There Is God - 7:29
 7. Let It Go - 6:18
 8. His Ways - 5:42
 9. Not Yet - 4:46
10. All To The Glory Of God - 5:07
11. I Won't Complain - 3:37

Multiple Grammy - Award winner, Donnie McClurkin, is one of the most revered voices in modern Gospel music. His soaring, and seemingly endless, tenor has soothed souls and uplifted spirits for decades, on chart-topping songs such as Stand, We Fall Down, The Prayer, I Need You, and many others McClurkin has achieved success across many genres with his hit songs that have transcended the Gospel format and found their way onto Urban and Christian Contemporary charts and playlists, making his a household name and a highly sought-after presence on some of the worlds most esteemed stages and platforms. Now, McClurkin returns with brand new music and a brand new sound, fit to bless and unify all nations. McClurkin has traveled the world, singing in various countries and in nearly as many languages, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ far and wide. In his travels, he has noticed cultural divides that segment the body of Christ rather than connect it. This reality has burdened McClurkin and he has long felt compelled to serve as a catalyst to affect change. McClurkin refers to his new music as a God-inspired global sound that defies geographical boundaries, filled with universally applicable lyrics and cadences, intended to foster a world-wide worship movement. He credits the Holy Spirit for depositing this new sound into his spirit, coupled with a commission to serve as a kingdom ambassador to and for all the world. McClurkins new release includes all original songs, including the infectious lead single, There Is God, a bold and beautiful proclamation celebrating the omnipresence of God

A Different Song

The Eric Lindberg Trio - Rich Enough

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 48:11
Size: 110,4 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Funky Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. No Stranger to a Pawnshop - 3:07
 2. Rich Enough - 6:20
 3. The Signs - 3:38
 4. Is It You? - 3:17
 5. Punkinseed - 5:43
 6. No U-Turns - 4:09
 7. Lady Luck - 6:32
 8. What to Do? - 6:01
 9. Biscuits and Butter - 3:55
10. Made to Be Admired - 5:24

This is Blues Music with Funky Twists throught featuring original songs and wordplay.
Rich Enough is an album of original Blues/Funk Music played by Eric Lindberg, Brad Myrick, and Gabe Jarrett. This is a tight-knit group featuring Lindberg's rough but refined compositions and some jaw-dropping playing throughout.

Rich Enough

вторник, 17 декабря 2019 г.

Christina Crofts - Just How Love Feels

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 34:35
Size: 79,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lookin' Back on You - 3:12
 2. Calllin' Your Name - 3:37
 3. Someone Younger - 3:42
 4. Story of Love - 3:21
 5. Just How Love Feels - 5:09
 6. Sweet Memories - 3:31
 7. Miss My Man - 3:56
 8. Voodoo Queen - 3:36
 9. A 380 - 4:27

The third studio album from Australia's queen of bluesr/rock and slide guitar features 9 rocking new tracks and songs such as "Voodoo Queen" & "Lookin' Back On You" are evidence her trademark searing slide guitar work has not been tempered.
A regular on the Australian blues/rock scene & regarded as one of the countries finest blues/rock & slide guitarists by audiences and peers alike.

Just How Love Feels

пятница, 13 декабря 2019 г.

Keith Thompson - Timeless, Vol. 1

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 51:36
Size: 119,2 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Cat Scratch Crazy - 3:53
 2. Preachin' the Blues - 4:22
 3. Keeper of the Flame - 5:30
 4. Under Your Shadow - 3:30
 5. Long Road Home - 3:48
 6. Breathe - 3:13
 7. Money - 3:26
 8. Nothing at All - 6:14
 9. Promised Land (Live) - 3:13
10. Soul Ties - 6:41
11. Why Can't You Be Good - 2:38
12. Reputation (Live) - 5:04

A compilation album of some of the best tracks from Keith Thompson. Volume 1/
This is a compilation of some of the best tracks from previously released Keith Thompson albums. Volume 1.
Tracks taken from albums: Strange Brew, Independence, Catch the Fire, Out of the Smoke, Snapshot of Reality, Two Minutes to Midnight and Steel Strings and Bruised Reed.

Timeless, Vol. 1

John F. Klaver - Organic & Sustainable Sessions Vol.1

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 36:44
Size: 84,7 MB
Label: Eigen Beheer
Styles: Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Get What You Deserve - 3:24
 2. Just Kissed My Baby - 4:56
 3. Little By Little - 3:26
 4. Cool Eddie - 4:48
 5. Never Make Your Move Too Soon - 4:46
 6. The Prince - 4:50
 7. Move On Up - 4:50
 8. Joey's Groove - 5:41

John F. KIaver - guitar, vocals
Pascal Lanslots - hammond SKX
Robert-Jan van Schoonacker - drums
Iris Sigtermans - bass
Guest musicians:
Chris Hordijk - vocals (track 1)
Tollak Ollestad - voice, harmonica, keys (track 2)
Ian Siegal - vocals (track 3)
Efraim Trujilo - sax (track 4)
Josh Smith - guitar (track 6)

Gitarist John F. Klaver is een van de nieuwere sterren aan het Nederlandse blues(rock-)firmanent. Vingervlugge, vloeiende solo’s op de semi-akoestische elektrische gitaar zijn z’n handelsmerk. In 2011 won hij de Dutch Blues Challenge met z’n band  en 2015 de Blues Award voor beste bluesgitarist van Nederland. De John F. Klaver Band begeleidde ook blues(-rock)grootheden als Johnny Winter, Dana Fuchs en Matt Schofield. De uit Boxmeer afkomstige Klaver begon al op elfjarige leeftijd met gitaarspelen, geinspireerd door Gary Moore, Robben Ford en Jimi Hendrix, en volgde later muziektheorielessen aan de University of the Pacific in de VS. Daarna ging hij naar het conservatorium van Amsterdam, waar hij les kreeg van Jesse van Ruller, Martijn van Iterson en Eef Albers. Vandaag de dag is hij beroepsmuzikant en muziekleraar.  Voor dit album kon hij een beroep doen opp een flink aantal geweldige beroepsmuzikanten uit de blues en jazzscene. De onvolprezen Britse gitarist-zanger Ian Siegal verleent zijn medewerking aan Little By Little, vooral bekend in de versie van Derek Trucks en Susan Tedeschi. Saxofonist Ephraim Trujillo is bekend van onder meer The Ploctones (van Anton Goudsmit). 
 Op dit inderdaad warm en organisch klinkende album zingt vooral Klaver zelf en dat doet hij prima. Verder laat hij met zijn vloeiende gitaarspel horen waarom hij al die prijzen won. In Move On Up houdt de band zich bij de versie zoals het fantastische Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio die al eerder bracht. The Prince van Larry Carlton is lekker funky en ritmisch en qua structuur flink gecompliceerd.  Daarmee zijn we bij de makke van dit album gearriveerd; eigen werk mist hier en daarmee ook een beetje het eigen gezicht. Klaver en de andere muzikanten zijn geweldig, de opnamekwaliteit is puntgaaf, maar buiten de lijntjes kleuren is er niet zo bij. Wellicht is dat niet hun ambitie en het bluespubliek stoort zich er mogelijk ook niet aan.

Organic & Sustainable Sessions Vol.1 

Gregor Hilden & Richie Arndt - Moments "electric"

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 49:47
Size: 114,5 MB
Label: Fuego/In Akustik
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Southern Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Don't Love Me - 5:12
 2. Born Under A Bad Sign - 4:33
 3. Congo Square - 5:17
 4. Straight Ahead - 4:20
 5. Hear My Train A Coming - 6:35
 6. Coming Your Way - 4:31
 7. Stop - 5:12
 8. Fool No More - 5:42
 9. Rock 'n' Roll Junkie - 3:14
10. Oh, Well - 5:07

Gregor Hilden -guitar, vocals;
Richie Arndt - guitar, vocals;
Sascha Oeing - bass;
Peter Weissbarth - drums, percussion.
Kellie Rucker - harmonica;
Tine Vonhoegen - backing vocals;
Wolfgang Roggenkamp - Hammond B-3 organ.

Nach dem gro?en Erfolg des Gregor Hilden und Richie Arndt Duos mit der „Moments – unplugged“ und den zahlreichen Live Auftritten mit dem Programm, machen wir nun „Moments – electric“!
Ein bunter Strau? mit vielen unserer Lieblingssongs aus Blues, Classicrock und Jamrock… Wir haben schon im Studio so viel Spa? gehabt, dass ich es gar nicht abwarten kann, mit dem Programm im Fruhjahr auf Tour zu sehen… da schwingt ganz viel late 60ies und early 70ies mit!!! Lasst euch Uberraschen!!!

Moments "electric"

Sugar Blue - Colors

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 41:48
Size: 96,0 MB
Label: Beeble Music
Styles: Blues/Harp Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. And The Devil Too - 3:26
 2. Bass Reeves - 4:17
 3. We Will Be All Right - 3:58
 4. Day Tripper - 2:47
 5. Good Ole Days - 2:51
 6. Dirty Old Man - 3:57
 7. Man Like Me - 5:45
 8. Shanghai Sunset - 4:08
 9. Downhill - 3:45
10. Bonnie & Clyde - 4:04
11. Keep On - 2:46

As my friends know; there’s only one actual instrument that I ever learnt to play and that’s the harmonica. Even that was 20 years ago and I doubt I could even get a genuine note out of it today.
I have no idea who the first harmonica player I ever heard would be, but I’ve amassed scores of albums from Blues through Country and even Jazz featuring harmonica playing and my love for this utilitarian instrument remains undiminished.
Which brings me to Sugar Blue, who not only has a love for the ‘mouthie’ but skills beyond my wildest dreams.
This album not just showcases these skills, but being recorded on four continents and using a myriad of musicians shows how just versatile not just the harmonica can be; but Sugar Blue is too.
Opening track And The Devil Too is a Contemporary Blues stomper in the style of Diddley Daddy, that will not just shake the fillings in your teeth, but that bass run may rattle them out if you’re not careful.
The first trip left of centre is the rolling Country tune Bass Reeves, the true story of a ‘man born in bondage’ but eventually growing to be not just be a famous US Marshall but the man the Lone Ranger was originally based on. The song is an absolute doozy and when Sugar’s harmonica slides in the hair on the back of your head will actually stand on end.
Arguably not the greatest version of Day Tripper; but the way Sugar Blue turns the Beatles classic into a Jazz Funk dancethon has to be heard to be believed.
While obviously famous for his skills on the harmonica, Sugar Blue is one hell of an expressive vocalist too, with the grungy Man Like Me and super smooth Downhill being opposite sides of the Blues coin but both showing the man can not just make his harmonica wail but his voice can make you stand to attention too.
I’m especially loving this album because it’s so diverse, with Shanghai Sunset being beautifully laid back, and even introducing us to a Chinese reed instrument called the Sheng, while the heartbreaking We Will Be Alright features a stunning choir called Afrika Riz from Soweto in South Africa takes us in a direction we never expected at point of purchase.
Selecting a Favourite Song is incredibly difficult as COLORS is a giant goody bag of delights; making me have to toss a coin between the deep down n dirty Blues tune Dirty Ole Man , which features some stunning guitar and harmonica interplay and the acoustic Bonnie and Clyde, which like Bass Reeves is as much about the Depression as it is about the Gangster couple as it’s based on true events rather than the romantic imagery of the film; and both songs feature some truly sublime harmonica playing too. Which one wins? Neither ….. it’s a draw.
Harmonica lovers are going to instantly fall deeply in love with this album; but fear not if it’s not your first love for an instrument, as there is so much here that music fan of all persuasions will find plenty to not just admire but play over and over again.


среда, 11 декабря 2019 г.

Tubesnakes - Texas Minded

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 69:36
Size: 159,5 MB
Label: Sonor
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. In Your Mind -  4:05
 2. Woman with a Gun -  4:39
 3. You Dont Know Loving Yet -  5:40
 4. Getting of this Ride -  4:24
 5. Fever -  5:32
 6. Matchbox -  3:29
 7. But My Babe -  6:12
 8. Oldest Blues of All -  4:18
 9. All Beat up Over You -  6:05
10. Come on in this House -  5:16
11. Love That Burns - 10:14
12. Long Shot -  9:37

Tubesnakes kommer fra Stord, som ikke er stedet vi først og fremst forbinder med blues. Lars Vad og brødrene Johnny og Per Inge Stensletten har spilt sammen siden de var i tenårene midt på åttitallet. Inspirasjonskildene den gang var Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden og Creedence. Rundt 1990 begynte blues å snike seg inn i deres reportoar. I 1994 ville vennene danne danseband for å tjene penger på spillejobber, men de tre unge mennene dannet i stedet trioen Tubesnakes. Lars Vad hadde oppdaget den eminente Texas-gitaristen Stevie Ray Vaughan, og sjelen var allerede fortapt i blues. Inspirasjonen fra avdøde Vaughan ligger som et bakteppe over hele platen. Texas Minded er deres andre utgivelse. Fem av melodiene er spilt inn i bluesbyen Austin, Texas med Mark Nathan bak spakene. Gjesteartister er bluesmusikerne John McVey og Alan Haynes, som forøvrig trakterte en av Stevie Ray Vaughans gamle Stratocastere. De øvrige melodiene er spilt inn på Lydloftet i Ølen. Lars Vad spiller Fender som forbildet, og leverer gitarriff som like gjerne kunne ha kommet fra Vaughan selv. Texas Minded er fylt med svingende og sterkt gitarbasert blues med rockerytmer i bunn. Dette er festblues som svinger til skummende øl, og bandet vil være et sikkert stikk for bluesfestivaler og klubber som vil ha høy stemning, dans og fullt kjør på ølkranene en fredagskveld. Lokalet vil sannsynligvis ha et publikum som kan se ut som å være like opptatt damene - eller damer som ser etter kjekke menn - og av ølkranene som bandet på scenen. For ikke å blande norsk og engelsk i et sammensatt ord, kan vi kalle musikken fra gruppa for partyblues. De fengende gitarriffene, rytmisk og eggende med melodisk texas-inspirasjon fyller de tolv låtene på CDen. Dette er ikke spesielt originalt eller nyskapende, men dyktig og sikkert framført i stilsikre tolkninger av typisk Texas-blues fra Austin. Allerede i åpningssporet In Your Mind er det som om riffene kommer fra ukjente innspillinger fra SRV, og ikke fra eleven fra Stord. Den er bygd på fengende gitarriff og vil være en sikker innertier en fredagskveld hvor publikum er ute for å more seg. Kritisk lytting avslører derimot at riffene blir gjentatt vel mange ganger. Hele åtte av melodiene er komponert av gruppas dyktige gitarist og vokalist Lars Vad. Han lager melodiske og fengende melodier som er fin danskemusikk. Gruppa har også tatt med noen låter av andre. Ted Turners Fever blir tolket sikkert nok, men uten at noe nytt blir tilført. I But Me Babe leverer Vad en melodisk bluesballade med rikelig rom for instrumentalinnslag fra gruppas dyktige pianist Rune Rødne og Vads egne lyse og sprø toner fra Fender-gitaren som drysser spenstig gjennom høytalerne. I Oldest blues of All leveres en stakkato melodi og en rytme som dundrer i vei med markerte rytmer fra trommene og gitarsoler fra gitaren som aldri får hvile. I All Beat Up Over You nærmer Vad seg Jimi Hendrix, og han spøker i bakgrunnen når Vad varierer over noen av hans kjente riff i overganger av melodien. Vad synger at han er "black and blue", men det er han ikke. Blue er han nok, men han får nøye seg med å være en habil hvit bluesmann fra Stord som spiller innenfor en blues-tradisjon med et solid innslag av glimrende hvite bluesmusikere fra Texas. Gruppa leverer en habil versjon av Peter Greens Love That Burns, men det tar ikke fyr av tolkningen, selv om det innimellom gnistrer av Lars Vads dyktige håndtering av sin Fender med den like jevne lyse, nesten knitrende gitartonen. I avslutningssporet Long Shot leverer gruppa en solid tolkning av Vads komposisjon, fengende og drivende. Det er ikke noe langhalm på denne CDen, men raske, heftige rytmer som vil gjøre gruppa til et sikkert stikk på bluesfestivaler og bluesklubber. Tekstene er lite originale. De handler om kjærlighet, om musikk, om Vad selv og hans egen lengsel etter kjærlighet. Merk deg Tubesnakes. Gruppa vil sannsynligvis gi deg en fest av en blueskveld dersom du stiller på en konsert med gruppa.

Texas Minded