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среда, 19 июня 2019 г.

The Kingsnakes - Trouble On The Run

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 49:36
Size: 114,6 MB
Label: Blue Wave
Styles: Harmonica Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blacksnake Shake - 4:52
 2. My Mind Is Breaking - 2:46
 3. Motherless World - 4:02
 4. Trouble On The Run - 3:24
 5. No One But A Fool - 5:30
 6. Tough As Nails - 4:23
 7. Can't Find Heaven - 4:22
 8. After Hours - 5:16
 9. (TryingTo) Get You Off My Mind - 6:18
10. Oops - 2:19
11. I'm Leavin' You - Got a Mind to Travel - 6:18

Make no mistake. These Kingsnakes are the real Kingsnakes. No pretty-boy pin-ups in this bunch. And you ain't gonna hear no wimpy love songs soaked with strings. Just four road-tested, blues-rockin' fellas, who'll smoke any dingy barroom with the best of them. And their mammas love them. Baggy eyes an' all. Speaking of the real thing, who should know better than the great John Lee Hooker. The Boogie King. Possessor of a voice that could curl the toes of a Sunday school teacher and a growl that can bring her to her knees. John Lee has welcomed the use of The Kingsnakes numerous occasions as his backing band. The Hook has this to say about one of the East Coast's best barroom blues bands, "I'm proud they've named their band after one of my songs, (Crawling Kingsnake). They've done it justice and they are really fine musicians." When The Hook speaks, ya better listen. Now I think you oughta meet the boys so you might feel a little personal with 'em. Harpoonist Pete McMahon, is also a mighty fine singer with a nice bit of a growl himself. Knows how to write a tune too. Guitar slinger Terry Mulhauser is a steady rollin' man, the cat just don't play a bad lick. Bassman Paul LaRonde is king of the round sound, Mr. Hooker sez he reminds him of Canned Heat bassist, Larry Taylor. Compliments don't get any better. Stickman Mark Tiffault lives in a 'roomful of grooves' and he don't ever come out. Never. By the way, all four of the boys call Syracuse, New York their home. Bleed Orange and wear thermal underwear they do.  Okay, now I'll tell ya about the tunes. Best ones they've come up with yet. Blacksnake Shake is one of those "feature the harmonica" specials that's gonna have all those young, aspiring harpoonists blowing their brains out. Good luck boys. My Mind is Breaking is a "state of the union" address that tells it like it is. Life is deceiving. Motherless World gots some heavy stuff goin' on. Better listen up. Trouble On The Run somehow ended up being the title of this album. Process of elimination, but it's a fun tune. No One But A Fool is a song Mr. T likes alot. You better like it too. Side two kicks off with a Nick Gravenites song you aint gonna find anywhere else. Told me we could record it but we better not f#@k it up. They didn't. Can't Find Heaven shows the boys do have a serious side to them. Seriously though, the next tune, After Hours, showcases a couple of good friends and great musicians, Kenny "The Doctor" Baker on sax and Deacon Jones on organ. They helped out on most of the tunes and they shined. The album closes with (Trying To) Get You Off My Mind. Kind of sums up what's on the boys' minds and Pete gives Websters Dictionary something to think about. All you digital people get a couple of bonus tracks cause you spent more money. Who said life ain't fair?

Trouble On The Run

Giba Guitar Byblos - My Duty

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 41:16
Size: 95,9 MB
Label: Chico Blues Records/High Fidelity Recording
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. My Duty - 5:40
 2. Chickenheads - 4:11
 3. Goin' Down - 3:55
 4. Ain't Nobody's Business - 4:16
 5. Junior Bought Me A Jim - 3:51
 6. Big Legged Woman - 4:16
 7. Today I Started Lovin' You Again - 3:19
 8. The Landlady - 2:57
 9. Bad Boy - 4:18
10. You Don't Know What Love Is - 4:28

Musicians:
Giba Guitar Byblos - vocals, lead & rhythm guitars;
Homesick Hanes - lead guitar;
Fabio Basili - bass;
Nilton Godoi - drums;
Andre Youssef - keys;
Ivan Marsio, Alex "Al Slim" Drobnicki - harp;
Andre Calixto - sax;
Daniel Coreia - trombone;
Ricardo Ivanov - rhythm guitar.

Giba Guitar Byblos is a Brazilian guitar player with a fat tone who idolizes Freddie King and Lonnie Brooks. Man, he knows how to play! Giba succeeds in emulating the phrasing and timbre of Freddie King as he lays down the vocals and a horn section makes the bed. He also pays tribute to other Chicago greats with melodies recalling Otis Rush and throws back a dose of bourbon with Junior Wells flare. This killer CD is hilarious, too- "My Duty is to please your …" If you can't understand his Portuguese/English accent and don't know what rhymes with Duty, then go re-visit the movie "Shaft!" Giba Guitar Byblos definitely helps to keep the Blues flame lit.

My Duty

вторник, 18 июня 2019 г.

John The Martyr - John The Martyr

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 45:56
Size: 106,1 MB
Label: Plus One Records
Styles: Rock/Soul/Blues/Jazz/R&B
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Time - 3:49
 2. Cross The Line - 3:32
 3. Feeling Good - 4:05
 4. Prism - 5:53
 5. Working Man - 3:23
 6. Schmoopie - 3:44
 7. Shy - 3:46
 8. Channeled - 5:17
 9. Fury - 3:51
10. Brighter Day - 3:35
11. History - 4:58

Check out the Harlem-meets-NOLA vibe of "Time," premiering here.
Harlem meets New Orleans with undeniably soulful results on John The Martyr's self-titled debut album/
The 10-member troupe certainly has a unique story. It's fronted by 71-year-old New York singer Bill Hudson, who boasts a deep R&B and doo-wop pedigree. His chief collaborators are young NOLA players Kyle Ridley, Dustin DiSalvo and Chris Hines, who had moved north to make music in the melting pot. And melt they have, with a band that also includes a German saxophonist (Martin Seller), a Japanese violinist (Kiho Yutaka) and players from around North America. "I think the task was to not try to define, but let’s embrace whatever it sounds like without the label. That's the magic," Hudson tells Billboard. "It's kind of a gumbo -- just a bunch of different ingredients stirred together and the fruition of what we all sound like when it does."
JTM began during June of 2015, when Ridley heard Hudson singing with a doo-wop group in a Manhattan subway. The guitarist initially "wanted to capture their voice, somehow" but soon honed-in on Hudson in particular. "When I heard Bill sing lead, that was a whole other level," Ridley recalls. "When I heard Bill sing lead on some lyrics I wrote, I thought, 'That sounds really cool'." After a subsequent show at the Mercury Lounge with an early version of the band, "we never looked back. I don't think I ever could have predicted this set-up, or this band. If I could've planned it, I probably would have screwed it up.
"It's gone through a lot of iterations," Ridley adds, "but it's finally gotten to the point where it's a real family, a great hang. It's surprising to see so many people from different countries, different backgrounds and different styles of music being able to come together around Bill's voice and not only find a balance, musically, but be able to just have a great time -- and laugh our faces off together."
JTM -- named after an old church parish on New York's Upper East Side where Ridley once stored equipment -- has been building buzz the past few years, culminating in rave reviews at this year's South By Southwest. Ridley and Hudson consider the 11-track John The Martyr album (which will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day, April 13, and digitally on June 14) to be something of a calling card showcasing a variety of classic soul influences with an emphasis on the smooth in tracks such as "Brighter Day" and "Channeled," along with a bit of slinky muscle on "Time" (coming out as a single April 3). Plus, there's the anthemic rock dynamics of "Fury," the pulsing drive on "Working Man" and the the fluid interchange of JTM's instrumental corps on "Schmoopie."
Most exciting to Ridley, however, is what's to come. "I wrote probably six or seven of the songs on the album before I met Bill...or had the band together," he says. "Now I feel like with the whole band, together, we have all these people who are so talented we're figuring out how to harness it all, really. Other people have songs and there's things that can come from jam sessions. So if anybody digs the first album that's awesome, but wait 'til there's more than one or two people working on it. That's where it'll get exciting."
And Hudson, an unapologetic lifer with no regrets, is happy to be along for the ride. "This is the furthest point I've reached in the music," he says. "When you're chasing your passion, you don't know where it's gonna lead you. A lot of people who don't get fruition leave after a few years. I always had a secular job but always kept that fervor for my music. Four years ago I met a couple of kids, and now here we are. A lot of things unfold that are unforeseen. I don't know what the next step is going to be or what it's going to lead to; That's just part of the mystery and the excitement that comes along with it."

John The Martyr

понедельник, 17 июня 2019 г.

Randy Pavlock and Twenty Four Seven - Fly On / Live On

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 41:51
Size: 96,2 MB
Label: R.P. and T.F.S Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. She's Getting to My Head - 4:01
 2. Don't Go - 5:26
 3. Love Struck Baby - 2:30
 4. Heartbreak - 4:19
 5. Fly On - 5:28
 6. When I Breathe - 4:13
 7. I May Be Bluffing - 4:00
 8. Broken Heart - 4:57
 9. Stew Somethin' - 3:16
10. Shake for Me - 3:37

This original Singer/ Songwriter is the epitome of Texas Blues/Rock and Americana. Randy Pavlock delivers the best in hard-driving, yet heartfelt music similar to the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, and more..

Fly On / Live On

John Hill - Blue for You

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 59:30
Size: 136,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Piano Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. In Two Minds - 4:26
 2. Ev'ry Waking Moment - 3:57
 3. Poetry - 4:06
 4. Suite Sophia #7 - 8:30
 5. The Perfect Stranger - 4:30
 6. The Face - 4:39
 7. One Afternoon - 3:22
 8. Long Distance Runner - 4:31
 9. Lousy Lazy Lover - 2:36
10. Colliding Worlds - 4:30
11. Eyeliner Blues - 4:24
12. Swollen River Blues - 4:57
13. New Kind of Man - 4:55

Late night laid back songs of love...or not/Songs of love and longing, performed with Sydney's A-list musicians. An amalgam of jazz, pop, blues ballads for those late night inner moments.
(https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/johnhill32)

Blue for You

вторник, 11 июня 2019 г.

Kid Andersen - Rock Awhile

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 53:31
Size: 122,7 MB
Label: Blue Soul
Styles: Blues/Jump Blues/Rockin Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rock Awhile - 4:12
 2. Walkin' Thru The Park - 3:33
 3. Someday You Got To Pay - 5:48
 4. Lil' Earthquake - 3:13
 5. Bald Headed Woman - 3:24
 6. Aquavit Boogie - 2:27
 7. Hangover Day - 4:12
 8. Hobnobbing With The Hoy Poy - 4:39
 9. I Really Love My Monkey - 3:29
10. All Your Love - 3:48
11. You Ain't So Pretty No More - 4:08
12. She's Got It - 3:09
13. I'm Broke - 3:45
14. Stompin' With The Kid - 3:39

New blues guitar hero hailing from Norway, living and playing the blues California style. Jumpin'and wailing guitar and great songs.
Kid Andersen is probably best known as Charlie Musselwhite's lead guitar player in his current recording and touring band, but has been putting out solo records for some time now.
Born and raised in the country of Norway, Kid moved to California in 2001 and immersed himself in the West Coast Blues sound, which is quite evident on his debut, "Rock Awhile"
His wailing guitar and sincere, soulful vocals also draw heavily from Otis Rush,Peter Green, Buddy Guy and Freddie King.
This record finds Kid Andersen in full bloom in the California Jump-tinged blues sound. He receives generous help from sax man Terry Hanck, and harper Mark Hummel as well as a few surprises from his long time guitar hero- Junior Watson.
Fans of authentic Chicago blues and jumpin' west coast swing guitar cannot miss with this CD. There are also exciting ventures into the world of Surf and a haunting Peter Green-ish workout on "Hangover Day"

Rock Awhile

Foley And The Falling Bassmen & Michael Wayne Avery - Pray

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 39:57
Size: 91,8 MB
Label: Dust & Static Records & Tapes
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lucky Three - 3:55
 2. Atlas Said - 2:46
 3. Pray - 3:35
 4. Barely Seventeen (The Ballad of Joel and Jodean) - 4:04
 5. Tired of Being Tired - 4:02
 6. Build Up - 3:51
 7. Evening Sun - 4:12
 8. Love And Loyalty - 5:05
 9. Static - 4:16
10. Eight Hands - 4:07

Recorded in the Spring of 2019, Pray is the sophomore release from the blues band Foley and the Falling Bassmen and features harmonica Legend Larry Giles and company at their very best!

Pray

пятница, 7 июня 2019 г.

Alberta Adams(featuring Johnnie Bassett) - Born with the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 53:55
Size: 124,1 MB
Label: Cannonball Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tell You Like It Is - 5:09
 2. Blues Mood - 9:18
 3. He May Be Your Man - 3:29
 4. Pair and a Spare - 5:18
 5. Goin' Home Tomorrow - 3:36
 6. Born With The Blues - 2:56
 7. Just A Lucky So And So - 4:37
 8. Messin' Around With The Blues - 6:11
 9. Half A Man - 3:26
10. I Can Be Good - 2:54
11. Searchin' - 6:56

Known as "the Queen of Detroit Blues," Adams' career got a jump start with an explosive four song turn on Cannonball's Blues Across America series. Here she returns with her first full length album. With a core band featuring Johnnie Bassett, Adams runs through a batch of tunes ranging from jump blues, New Orleans R&B, smoky ballads and jazzy slow blues. A seasoned performer, Adams still has a sizable amount of honey in her voice with none of the annoying warbling vibrato that plagues most singers her age. An impressive outing, to say the least. No shrieking, no oodles of noodles disregard for the melody, just solid singing by a true American music treasure.

Born with the Blues

четверг, 6 июня 2019 г.

Luke Walter Jr - Back To Normal

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 51:11
Size: 118,3 MB
Label: BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA
Styles: Blues Rock/Soft Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. As The Crow Flies - 3:38
 2. Hole In The Sky - 4:00
 3. Mobile Telephone - 3:15
 4. Good Woman Bad - 3:43
 5. Back To Normal - 4:54
 6. She's Got The Power - 3:37
 7. Lady Rock And Roll - 3:54
 8. Backscratch - 3:39
 9. Rendezvous With The Blues - 2:55
10. Blues Of The Month Club - 4:05
11. I Don't Need Nothing - 3:04
12. Course Of Life - 4:32
13. The Path Of A Decent Groove - 5:48

Luk Renneboog, better known as Luke Walter Jr., (22 November 1947 - New York, 18 June 1996) was a Belgian blues singer and musician. In 1986 he founded the group Blue Blot with Albert Szukalski. With the second album ‘Bridge to your heart’, the group made a breakthrough to the general public. In 1993 they discovered that he had leukemia. Just before his death he made the solo album Back To Normal.

Back To Normal

Kaz Hawkins - Dont You Know

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 40:29
Size: 93,1 MB
Label: Kaz Hawkins Music
Styles: Blues/Soul Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Nendrum - 2:11
 2. Dont Slip Away - 2:34
 3. Because You Love - 5:26
 4. Dont You Know Spoken Word - 2:00
 5. Surviving - 4:11
 6. Better Days - 3:08
 7. Alabama Love - 2:17
 8. The River That Sings - 3:00
 9. Lipstick and Cocaine - 4:10
10. Hallelujah Happy People - 3:13
11. Dont You Know - 3:41
12. My Daughter My Reflection - 4:33

Some albums can be dipped in and out of and others have to be listened to with an open heart and mind from the beginning to the end. This is such an album. This unexpected solo delivery from Kaz Hawkins is a concept album that is full of anguish, a glimpse of sunshine behind the tears and the sunny uplands, a journey where you learn about pain of walking a mile In someone else’s shoes. The individual segments are short, full of lyrical depth and the full glory of Kaz’s vocals powers soulful deep and then soaring into the clouds with freedom of tonal shape and texture. Kaz without her band there is a vulnerability juxtaposed with a forceful strength as Sam York on the piano accompanies her on this the most personal of journeys. The songs are all written by Kaz, with the inclusion of Hallelujah Happy People linking back to her album Get Ready.
The opening track Nendrum is a tonal poem, taking us back to the chants of a cloister combining with the clarity of her vocals as she sings ‘Hold Me Let me know…. And I’ll Meet you there’ gospel meets modernity. This mix of ancient and modern makes perfect sense as Nendrum refers to a 10th Century Monastic Site in Northern Ireland that Kaz visited during her mental illness melding the many voices with the eighty-one vocal takes from Kaz woven into the power of the opening number.
How to follow this intensity, complexity and simplicity captured in just over two minutes, with a melodic piano and our first introduction to Sam York and the choral delivery full of slow and a begging demand as Kaz begs ‘Don’t Slip Away’. The first single from the album, every download benefiting Aware NI. The spoken interludes bring this spiritual and meaningful album back into the now with her daughters Avril & Amy. The family is integral to the album with Amy singing backing vocals on My Daughter My Reflection and on the album cover Kaz’s Grandson, reflecting that her journey of trauma and anguish has bought her to this crossroad of confidence, love and family. The fourth track is well-known to anyone who has heard Kaz live, dedicated to her daughters Because I Love You working so beautiful in this re-arrangement, followed by the gentle spoken words from Professor Meg Tyler of Boston University who has worked with Kaz over the past few years where she has given lectures to BU Students on using music as a mental health tool; ending Don’t You Know. Half way through and the power and confidence grows as the tone begins to change with a hint of defiance as Kaz sings about Surviving, seamlessly moving into Better Days. Pandora has dropped once again the magic of hope into the tempo. You can hear the smile, the hint of an infectious chuckle as Kaz sings this jazzy number that is accompanied by a chirpy piano beat.
The album is a different direction but we dip into soulful Alabama Blues with Alabama Love. Opening with a recording of a conversation and Kaz’s chuckle, these are people of Muscle Shoals Kaz met on a recent trip to Alabama. The River That Sings, written about Tom Hendrix’s Wall and the legend behind the story the wall tells of his great Grandmother Te-lah-nay part of the Yuchi Indian Tribe who named the Tennessee River the River That Sings. The piano adds a tension and undercurrent to Lipstick and Cocaine reflecting the props used as we go down the river of hell to emerge the other side to sing with joy in your voice Hallelujah Happy People. This is a song of life, dance and living the dream that is a reality built on a hurtful past.
The penultimate and title track, Don’t You Know is the gathering of the journey we have been on with Kaz her voice is deep soulful shimmering in blood red rubies nothing is crystalline clear like a diamond life led and prizes earned are much more complicated Don’t You Know. Guitar from Sam opens the final number a homage to the beauty of her daughter with Amy joining in on the backing vocals pulling the album together, music and love the strength and heart of every breath, laugh and note sung by the amazing Kaz Hawkins. (http://bluesdoodles.com)

Dont You Know

Kaz Hawkins - Feelin' Good

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 59:58
Size: 138,3 MB
Label: Kaz Hawkins Music
Styles: Blues/Soul Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Pray - 2:34
 2. It Ain't You - 4:44
 3. Don't Make Mama Cry - 5:06
 4. This Is Me - 3:39
 5. Belfast Town - 3:48
 6. Feelin' Good - 7:11
 7. Don't Run Away - 2:52
 8. Because You Love Me - 5:43
 9. Soul Superstar - 4:14
10. I Just Wanna Make Love To You - 6:49
11. This Is Me (Bonus track) - 4:57
12. My Daughter My Reflection (Bonus track) - 3:19
13. Lipstick & Cocaine (Bonus track) - 4:56

What’s the perfect antidote to the Monday (or, for that matter, any-day) blahs? Blues fans, when you’re bored at work, feeling sluggish, or overwhelmed by projects on the other hand, to whom might you turn? Belfast’s Kaz Hawkins Band, and their zesty third album, will have you Feelin’ Good in no time! With their high-energy take on 1950’s-style blues, soul, and rock and roll, this ensemble aims to lift the spirits of everyone who listens to it. That they do, with one part effervescence, one part sweet harmony, and one part dark-rum vocals from Kaz. On eight original songs and two covers (the title track and Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want to Make Love to You”), they prove themselves more loyal devotees of their genres than some US artists today.
The Kaz Hawkins Band has received several notable accolades for their accomplishments. For one, they were the first-ever winners of the Barry Middleton Memorial British Blues Award from Northern Ireland. Kaz and her posse also won the Pure M Award for the Best Female Act in Ireland. Furthermore, in 2015, Blues Matters Magazine took a writers’ poll, and their previous release Get Ready won the respondents’ award for Best Studio Album. On top of all that, their website reveals: “Kaz has worked tirelessly for different charities and is Arts Ambassador for EastSide Arts Belfast, in which she lectured students at Boston University on how she used music to survive trauma. Adding more strings to her bow, Kaz has just created [the] Blues Sisterhood UK organization, hoping to bring sisters together under one roof.”
With Kaz, as she performs on dynamo lead vocals, acoustic guitar, and keyboards, are Nick McConkey on lead and acoustic guitar; Peter Uhrin on drums, percussion, and backing vocals; Jan Uhrin on bass; Deanne Jones on backing vocals, and special guest David Jamison on percussion for the opening number.
Picking the best three songs on this CD is like picking three winning Powerball numbers out of four – incredibly difficult to do. Nevertheless, yours truly will happily give it her best shot.
Track 01: “Pray” – Sometimes people think that if they call upon the name of a higher power, they’ll escape a lower fate in the afterlife. Perhaps, but in the meantime, sins and misdeeds have their consequences: “You can fool all of these people with your black and selfish lies…You can play poker with your demons, and hide it from your eyes, but this place where you’ve been heading, girl – you ain’t getting no nice surprise.” The strongest section of this song is its nearly a cappella section, punctuated only by finger snaps and rhythmic thumping.
Track 02: “It Ain’t You” – Take a funky trip back to the 1970’s on track two, featuring a disco intro with great bass from Jan Uhrin. The narrator of this song is trying to tell her lover that he’s not the proverbial One: “For a moment, you look so fine. Just for a moment, you’ll be mine. Just for a moment, we lock arms, and baby, I’m inside, but no, it can’t be you.” Superb rock-and-roll electric guitar from Nick McConkey increases the voltage on this song to a startling level.
Track 09: “Soul Superstar” – This is the power ballad every one of us needs to hear when we’re feeling down, or like life has momentarily lost its purpose. The chorus says it all: “You’re a soul superstar, and you know who you are. You keep on, you keep on going. Yes, you’re a soul superstar, and you know who you are. You keep on, you keep on growing.” Spectacular harmony and energy that will propel anyone into the stratosphere are what lucky number nine is made of.
The Kaz Hawkins Band knows Feelin’ Good is what the blues is all about! (http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com)

Feelin' Good

John Verity - Where's The love?

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 19:07
Size: 43,8 MB
Label: Vavoom Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Where's The Love? - 6:21
 2. I Just Don't Love You Anymore - 4:10
 3. Nothing But The Blues - 4:11
 4. (Like) BB King - 4:23

'WHERE'S THE LOVE?' is the latest EP from JV and the guys.
The title track is a brand new song from JV, together with 3 more originals to complete the set.
"A laid back smooth blues cry for those ignored in an ill-divided 'me first World' of rich over poor, and performed in that inimitable John Verity style with signature Fret King tone" (Ross Muir - Fabricationshq.com)

Where's The love?

среда, 5 июня 2019 г.

The Todd Wolfe Band - Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 77:36
Size: 178,4 MB
Label: American Home Entertainment
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ready For Love -  5:35
 2. Crowded In My Soul -  5:56
 3. Cold Black Night -  8:09
 4. Beg Forgiveness -  6:20
 5. Gates Of Heaven -  6:28
 6. Roll Over -  4:28
 7. Black Hearted Woman -  7:04
 8. Silver Blue -  7:11
 9. Change Will Come -  5:50
10. Love Gone Bad -  6:04
11. Shame - 14:26

The Todd Wolfe Band, consisting of Wolfe on vocals and guitar, Suavek Zaniesienko on bass, and Roger Voss on drums, is heard here at a show performed at McCoole's Arts Place in Quakerstown, Pennsylvania. The CD is the complement to a DVD version that has eight more songs (four from the Quakerstown concert and four more from a German gig). Wolfe, a native of Forest Hills in Queens, New York, is a blues-rock journeyman who has played on his own and backed other artists including Sheryl Crow. The set here displays his influences in an overt way. The main one seems to be Jimi Hendrix, whose playing is particularly recalled on "Cold Black Night," as the rhythm section sets up a pattern and Wolfe solos extensively over it. Jimmy Page's work with Led Zeppelin is recalled on "Roll Over," while "Black Hearted Woman" sounds like something Cream could have played. And Wolfe is not shy about sounding like a guitar hero of the late '60s; in case you missed the point, he concludes the Hendrix-like "Change Will Come" by quoting both Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" and Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile." As a singer, he resembles Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and his songs sometimes have the roadhouse blues sound of the Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is not, thus, innovative or particularly original music, but it is well-played blues-rock in an established tradition, and there is always an audience for that.

Live

Todd Wolfe - Wolfe

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 63:12
Size: 145,0 MB
Label: Okra-Tone Records(okr-cd-4965)
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Heaven - 3:59
 2. Light Of Day - 4:50
 3. Roll Over - 4:43
 4. Silver Blue - 5:31
 5. Black Night - 6:52
 6. Shame - 8:35
 7. On The Run - 3:34
 8. Wing Of The Dove - 5:38
 9. East Of You - 4:34
10. Come In My Kitchen - 5:57
11. Change Will Come - 8:54

Todd Stewart Wolfe (born January 22, 1957 in Queens, New York, United States) is an American blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. During a professional career that has spanned three decades, Wolfe has had numerous album releases with his own band in the blues and rock genre. He has also worked as the lead guitarist for Carla Olson from 1991 to 1993 and for Sheryl Crow from 1993 to 1998. As a writer, Wolfe's songs have been covered by Faith Hill, Stevie Nicks, Deborah Coleman, and others. Since departing Sheryl Crow's band, Wolfe has been gaining popularity as a solo artist and guitarist in North America and Europe—especially in Germany—where he and his band have toured extensively since 2001.

Wolfe

Todd Wolfe Blues Project - Live From Manny's Car Wash

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 58:07
Size: 133,4 MB
Label: The Orchard
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Can't Quit You -  7:08
 2. Evil -  6:19
 3. Stop Messin' Round -  2:55
 4. On the Run -  4:28
 5. Same Thing - 11:24
 6. Wreck My Life -  8:17
 7. Four Walls -  4:44
 8. Homework -  4:25
 9. Eyesight -  8:24

Todd Wolfe spent five years playing guitar behind pop songstress Sheryl Crow. Now he fronts his own band, a strongly blues-based rock outfit whose first recording, Live From Manny's Car Wash, delivers heavyweight guitar heroics from the old school. The players are finely tuned and capable of expressive dynamics: bassist Eric Massimino and drummers Yves Gerard and Paul Unsworth don't sound strictly like moonlighting rockers, while keyboardist Mike Lattrell, with his supportive rhythm work and strong soloing, is a tremendous asset. Wolfe's guitar sensibility is a rock 'n' roller's, bringing a searing quality to the band's Cream-y explorations. That's a useful point of comparison for Wolfe's style: Drop the needle (as it were) anywhere on Live, and you'll hear strong echoes of Eric Clapton's playing. Wolfe has adopted the legato note-cramming and highly ornamented approach of latter-period Clapton. He's imaginative, varying his attack song by song, and it's refreshing to discover a guitarist who doesn't smack of Texas or the West Coast. Wolfe's tone isn't far from Clapton's, though judging from the high noise level in his signal, his compression comes from a high-gain amp rather than from his pickups. Wolfe doesn't sound like a natural singer, but he gives a spirited and relatively unmannered performance. The set list is a traditional, with selections such as "Same Thing," "Evil," "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "Homework." A high-energy "Stop Messin' Round," from Fleetwood Mac (possibly via Gary Moore), keeps the Brit Flag flying. Wolfe shows his songwriting hand only on "Four Walls," a Son House-style Delta slider arranged for a band, and the excruciating warp-speed power boogie "On the Run." So Live serves as a calling card, introducing Wolfe and his guitar but revealing little of the artist. For many that will be enough, and this is quite a good album in "gunslinger" terms. ---Tom Hyslop  (https://www.amazon.com/Mannys-Carwash-Blues-Project-Wolfe/dp/B00004W5FU)

Live From Manny's Car Wash

John Sebastian & The J Band - Chasin' Gus' Ghost

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 53:14
Size: 122,3 MB
Label: Hollywood Records
Styles: Blues/Country Blues/Folk/World
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Stealin' - 2:48
 2. Minglewood Blues - 3:07
 3. Fare Thee Well - 3:41
 4. Write Me a Few of Your Lines - 4:43
 5. My Passing Fantasy - 4:01
 6. Jug Band Music - 2:49
 7. One Step Forward - 4:15
 8. Viola Lee - 3:07
 9. Got No Automobile - 4:07
10. Wild About My Lovin' - 4:57
11. Kansas City - 3:09
12. Yank Rachell Intro - 1:18
13. Laundromat Blues - 3:22
14. Tap That Thing - 3:28
15. My Baby Left Town - 4:14

The "Gus" referred to in the title of this labor-of-love recording is Gus Cannon, who, in the 1920s, led Cannon's Jug Stompers, one of America's premier jug bands at a time when jug-band fever was heating up dance halls from Alabama to New York. Of course, times have changed since Cannon made a name for himself with songs like "Minglewood Blues" (better known as "New Minglewood Blues" by the Grateful Dead). But while the jug is no longer pop music's instrument of choice, the J-Band work up a fair amount of good-time heat of their own. Led by John Sebastian of Lovin' Spoonful fame (and featuring Fritz Richmond on jug and washtub bass and country-blues guitarist Paul Rishell), the J-Band revive classic '20s jug-band standards ("Stealin'") and toss in some worthy originals ("Got No Automobile"). As a special treat, Yank Rachell, one of the original jug-band pioneers, performs a few numbers. While this release probably won't ignite a jug-band revival, it certainly proves that some ghosts are worth keeping around --Percy Keegan (https://www.amazon.com/Chasin-Gus-Ghost-John-Sebastian/dp/B00000JHCB)

Chasin' Gus' Ghost

Chitlin Crew - Born to Cry

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 38:35
Size: 88,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Born to Cry - 4:28
 2. Your Eyes Are Stabbing Me - 4:23
 3. Roses Got Me Crying - 4:46
 4. Friend - 6:30
 5. Holiday - 4:07
 6. Badluck Willy - 6:52
 7. Swamp Blues - 4:23
 8. Butterfly - 3:03

Het was de bedoeling dat Chitlin Crew zondag 28 april de nieuwe CD “Born to Cry” zou presenteren, Helaas kon dit geen doorgang vinden omdat de persing nog niet helemaal rond was. Zanger/gitarist John Fijan: ‘Alles is klaar, maar de persing kan pas over 4 weken. We willen hem dan toch ook in PoGo presenteren. Waarom? Vanwege de sfeer, de strakke organisatie, de kwaliteit van het geluid en de geluidsmensen’.  Achter de schermen is er flink doorgewerkt met als resultaat?? Jawel, over 4 weken komt Chitlin Crew PoGo nogmaals bezoeken.. Dan met een kist vol CD’S, en uiteraard de inmiddels zo begeerde “Chitlin Crew” mokken!! “De naam Chitlin Crew verwijst naar het roemruchte Chitlin Circuit waarin een groot aantal van beroemde artiesten hun brood verdiende. Deze artiesten zijn voor altijd onze voorbeelden en helden, en worden door ons op deze wijze geeerd.”
Door de jaren heen heeft de band diverse muzikanten gehad waarmee zij inmiddels zijn uitgegroeid tot een band met 6 gepassioneerde en ervaren muzikanten met een eigen repertoire, een genuine sound vanuit de blues harten van de bandleden. Tot voor kort speelde de band veel covers maar vanuit deze muzikaliteit zijn de eigen nummers ontstaan die varieren van stevige blues/rock tot gevoelige ballads en af en toe ook tegen andere stijlen aan flirten. Hun originele liedjes en live shows zorgen ervoor dat het dak er altijd af gaat, waar ze ook komen. (https://www.facebook.com/CrewChitlin/)

Born to Cry

вторник, 4 июня 2019 г.

Blues Boy Willie - Be Who 2

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 42:34
Size: 98,1 MB
Label: Ichiban Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Soul
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Party All Night - 3:19
 2. I Still Care - 6:05
 3. Breakaway - 6:21
 4. The Rest Of My Life - 5:09
 5. Where Is Leroy - 4:50
 6. Love Darling Love - 4:30
 7. Let's Get Closer - 6:08
 8. Be Who, Too - 6:09

Follow up to his breakthrough album begins with a terrific blues shuffle called "Party All Night" that is dangerously close to Little Milton's "The Blues Is Alright". Actually the chorus is the same with altered words. "Be Who? 2" is another easygoing blues album mixed with shuffles and slow blues like "I Still Care" and "Let's Get Closer" where Willie's smooth voice croons over a indolent groove. The songs, mostly written by Coleman and McFalls, are fairly generic but consistent and are a perfect backdrop for Willie's voice. The centerpiece of the record is of course part two of the "Be Who?" series. On "Be Who, Too" Willie still suspects that "old B.B." is "dipping in my sugar bowl?". Miss Lee points out Willie is "stupid" cause he's the only person she knows that "brings three rolls of toilet paper to a craps game"!

Be Who 2

Jan Gerfast Trio - Electric Blues Power

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 73:41
Size: 168,9 MB
Label: Grooveyard Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. MTV -  4:21
 2. Stranded in Hell -  4:12
 3. Hallelujah -  5:58
 4. F'n Up the Blues -  5:14
 5. Second Coming -  4:07
 6. Looking for Adventure -  4:36
 7. Longing for the Woods Back Home -  5:11
 8. Tell Me -  3:59
 9. I Can't Resist You -  4:50
10. Shake Rattle n' Roll -  5:44
11. Everythings Gonna Be Fine -  5:09
12. The Stereo Distorted, Part I -  2:36
13. The Stereo Distorted, Part II -  5:15
14. The Stereo Distorted , Part III -  1:04
15. Voodoo Child (Live Bonus Track) - 11:18

Way-kool disc by this bad-ass, obscure blues/rock guitar cat from the land of Sweden featuring 15 tracks (73 mins.) of awesome, retro-70s, blues-based, six string rippin' heavy guitar power trio riffage that will rock your good jam:house into the ground.
Jan Gerfast is a killer guitarist who digs in deep and jams his ass off with serious lead guitar mojo on the aptly titled and essential "Electric Blues Power" disc. Highly recommended to fans of Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower & Cream.

Electric Blues Power

Jeff Stamp - Love: Stampy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 34:33
Size: 79,7 MB
Label: Orchard
Styles: Blues/Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. When Sexy Comes a Callin' - 2:52
 2. Mercy Me - 3:58
 3. Soooo Gooood - 3:20
 4. Lovely Lady - 3:28
 5. I Cried (The Moon) - 3:10
 6. Another Love Story - 4:06
 7. Ain't Got No Way - 3:14
 8. Have a Nice Day - 3:07
 9. Alien in My Bed - 3:20
10. Alone at Last - 3:45
11. Track 11 (Ring) - 0:07

““…, a little bit rock, country, blues, and it can be jazzy at times, which is fun,” he explains. “Overall, it’s just good music to drink and dance to.”” ~Laura MacLean - Huntsville Doppler

Love:  Stampy

Jasper and Jade - The Fool's Truth

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 51:33
Size: 118,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles:Blues/West Coast Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing
 1. The Blues - 4:08
 2. Lush - 6:17
 3. Fire and Ice - 2:49
 4. My Time with You - 6:20
 5. Mr Boneman - 5:55
 6. Marry Me - 5:15
 7. Shadowman - 3:49
 8. Prophecy - 7:14
 9. Wicked Ways - 3:43
10. The Ocean - 5:59

A combination of blues, jazz, pop, soul, and rock. Composed of ten all original songs. With each song telling its own powerful story, that means something special and unique to each listener. There's no genre for this album and nothing to compare it to

The Fool's Truth

пятница, 24 мая 2019 г.

John Cee Stannard - Moving On

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 44:56
Size: 103,2 MB
Label: CastIron
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Cemetery Junction - 3:58
 2. Do Right To Me - 3:01
 3. Price Of Your Sin - 5:24
 4. Someone Is Knocking - 4:45
 5. Evenin' Sun - 4:11
 6. Call Of Duty - 4:28
 7. Someone Told Me - 4:24
 8. Seventeen - 3:20
 9. Something That You Do To Me - 4:18
10. Tougher Than Tough - 3:36
11. You Took Me By Surprise - 3:26

Moving On is not a sign of resignation, the shrugged shoulders epitomising defeat and the slow trudge away from the company you have once kept, it is rather a point of understanding that what has once been and which has helped you scale certain heights, is now just a stepping stone to another adventure, the next beat to which you must follow and into which creativity and life urges you to behold.
To remain in the same frame of time and place forever is to taint your soul, there is no sense in enduring the endless applause for your endeavours if it has enriched you, if all you are doing with life is striking the identical pose and slowly fading into the depths of persistence. The ability to change, vary the line up in your day, even if it means taking a look back over your shoulder to another time in which you believe there may have been words unsaid, in which the temperature of being wasn’t in the right place in which to strike a note that would blast your audience away; all is consideration when you acknowledge that you must, in the words of Supertramp, be Moving On. Progressing is the name of enlightenment’s arrow, the quiver reverberating at the beginning of exciting times, and for John Cee Stannard, progress comes in the form of following up on a path not explored by many but to whom, if they look close enough, is there in all its glory, signposted and with a clear direction laid out, asking only that the listener refocuses their attention along with the musician, to motivate and apply the beauty of his work into their own first foot forward against the tide of static inconstancy. The learning curve for any musician is when they revisit a previous period of their craft and know with deep joy that there is still something to say, to frame and possess; they have moved on, always taking the next step, the new direction, but they are not afraid to head home once in a while and add to the story they are writing. For John Cee Stannard that curve, that fork in the road came about with the 2013 recording, The Doob Doo Album, and in Moving On the natural sequel is a riveting exploration of memory wrapped up in the reassurance that in the art of looking back you can still take a giant, seismic stride forward.
Across songs such as Cemetery Junction, the fantastic Price Of Your Sin, Call Of Duty, Seventeen, Something That You Do To Me and in the cover of Jimmy Witherspoon’s Tougher Than Tough, John Cee Stannard unfolds the map of consciousness and smiles, the charm of the songs gather momentum, and with assurance all that has been learned since the wonder of The Doob Doo Album has now been applied to the future. A look back, but one with the intended purpose of pushing onwards, moving on to the next chapter in this fascinating musical story.

Moving On

Grinder Blues - Grinder Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 42:22
Size: 102,4 MB
Label: RatPak Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Go Home - 4:14
 2. Wild One - 4:21
 3. Burn The Bridge - 4:20
 4. Grinders Blues - 4:17
 5. Train - 4:16
 6. Worried Mind - 3:23
 7. It Ain't Easy - 4:08
 8. Woke Up This Morning - 5:45
 9. Chuck Berry - 3:59
10. Tx To Ca - 3:36

Musicians:
dUg Pinnick - Bass and Vocals (King's X)
Jabo Bihlman - Guitars and Vocals (The Bihlman Bros.)
Scot "Little" Bihlman - Drums (The Bihlman Bros.)

Grinder Blues' Hard-Rocking Debut Album Teams King's X Legend dUg Pinnick with Emmy Award-Winning Roots Music MVPs The Bihlman Brothers/
Trio's high-energy performances, bone-crushing sound and from-the-gut songwriting put a fresh, contemporary spin on the blues tradition.
CHICAGO, IL - Powerhouse trio Grinder Blues' new album, called simply "Grinder Blues," is like a shot of adrenaline to the heart of the genre. It's 10 original, high-voltage songs sizzle with daredevil virtuosity and rock with unrestrained energy, blasting a sound minted in the urban canyons of Chicago and the swamps of rural Louisiana during the 1950s into the present, thanks to rumbling guitars, freight train rhythms and bass legend dUg Pinnick's virtuoso licks and elegantly gritty rock 'n' soul voice.
The fast-paced disc opens with fireworks. Drummer Scot Little Bihlman's supercharged shuffle lays the foundation for a slippery lockstep guitar-and-bass riff shared by Jabo Bihlman and Pinnick, kick-starting "Don't Come Home." As the song, a counterpoint to the old blues trope "baby, please come home," unfolds, it dives from clenched-fist immediacy into open-palmed psychedelia, then shifts back to overdrive for a thunderous finale.
"The idea for the music was to stay away from the cliches and rock out," dUg explains. "If we felt like we were heading into any songs that seemed like standard blues lyrically or musically, we made it a point to veer in the opposite direction."
There's ample evidence of that throughout Grinder Blues. In the insanely catchy "Burn the Bridge," Jabo's proto-metal guitar hook sinks deep into the tune's one-chord framework and the trio's chanting vocal harmonies spotlight the hypnotic groove. And the song "Train" is a galloping juggernaut that barely stays on the rails as dUg spins the true story of his step-grandfather's demise by a speeding locomotive. The tune is set, of course, to an infectious, rampaging train beat.
"We wanted every song to have something you could latch onto immediately," Jabo says, "so we started with grooves that people know from the blues - shuffles, train beats, flat fours - and then made them huge. After that, all the rules were thrown out, really taking things outside the box." To ensure big-bellied tones and maximum heaviness, Jabo and dUg tuned their instruments' strings down one-and-a-half steps to C standard tuning.

Grinder Blues

Grey Ghost - Grey Ghost

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 58:51
Size: 136,3 MB
Label: Spindletop Records
Styles: Texas Blues/ Piano Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Way Out On The Desert - 3:54
 2. Watching Every Devil - 4:31
 3. Why We Can't Agree - 4:13
 4. Ida B - 5:10
 5. Sheik Of Araby - 4:33
 6. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - 6:46
 7. Somebody Stole My Gal - 4:53
 8. I Cried For You - 3:31
 9. Talk Of The Town - 6:04
10. Crack Shack Boogie - 3:03
11. One Room Country Shack - 3:23
12. Winter Time Blues - 4:25
13. Home At Last - 4:17

Although he had played around Austin and throughout the Southwest and nation since the 1920s, even much of the blues hardcore was unaware of Grey Ghost. Despite some rambling sections and others where rhythmic organization isn't a strong point, there's plenty of vintage boogie and good-natured barrelhouse playing and singing on this set. He wasn't among the greatest in the genre, but certainly belonged in the group close to the top.
More Info:http://www.austinbluessociety.org/grey-ghost-williams

Grey Ghost

Chris Grant Company - Dirty Job

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 38:10
Size: 87,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dirty Job - 4:01
 2. Stop My Boogie Blues - 4:01
 3. She's Got Your Shadow - 3:58
 4. Gorgeous Guy - 2:35
 5. War of my Own - 3:36
 6. So Hard - 5:09
 7. Just Gotta Love It - 3:04
 8. Digital Blues - 3:13
 9. It's Getting Hot In Here - 3:45
10. On The Wrong Side Of The Bed - 4:42

Chris Grant And The Swingin' Rocky Tonk Company sa sin spede begynnelse i 2008, da gitarist Eivind Ystrom Petersen og pianist og vokalist Chris Grant fant hverandre i duoformat. Siden den tid har bandet sakte men sikkert vokst, og spilt pa puber, bygdefester, kulturhus og festivaler rundt pa Ostlandet. Bandet har na vokst til 6 hoder, og sluppet totalt 2 album og 2 singler pa digitale musikktjenester. Les mer om disse under "diskografi". Sjangre bandet opererer innenfor er rock 'n' roll, blues og noe country/Americana. Det meste er dansbart, og bandet kaller det rocky tonk. Repertoaret bestar av en miks av bandets egenproduserte later og noye utvalgte coverlater.  "En god blanding later er dynamisk, dansbar, fengende, variert og avslutter med glede, fart, rock 'n' roll og trykk" avslorer Grant, og kan fortelle om at de morsomste oyeblikkene for bandet er nar allsangen star i taket mens danserne svinger seg til de egenproduserte latene. Bandet vil heller assosieres med sjangre enn enkeltartister, og er derfor restriktive nar det gjelder inspirasjonskilder. "Men vi spiller definitivt later av eksempelvis Chuck Berry og Jerry Lee Lewis", sier Chris Grant. Bandet har hatt listet minst 8 egne later pa NRK P1 Ostfold fra des. 2014 til mai 2017. I tillegg har Ordentlig Radio i samme tidsperiode hatt  listet 5 av deres later, deriblant Proof Of A Party og Take This Train. I tillegg har NRK radio nasjonalt spilt later fra deres utgivelser, seinest med laten Mama Of The Drama i det prestisjetunge Bluesasylet med Knut Borge og Knut Reiersrud pa NRK P2 i januar 2017. (http://www.chrisgrant.no)

Dirty Job

Damon Fowler - Riverview Drive

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 37:59
Size: 87,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Pocket Full Of Blues - 3:29
 2. Jig Is Up - 3:30
 3. Bye Bye Baby - 3:39
 4. I Don't Mind - 4:07
 5. Riverview Drive - 3:23
 6. I've Got Eyes - 5:51
 7. Aint Gonna Worry Bout You - 4:00
 8. You Ain't My Momma - 5:25
 9. Money Shot - 4:30

Damon Fowler is local guitar player from West Central Florida. His band performs at many major blues venues and festivals within the state of Florida and is fairly well-known in that region, but seldom travels out of state. He's opened for many major performers including Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Greg Allman, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Vaughn, Junior Brown, Rick Derringer, Bernard Allison, Chris Duarte and Indigenous, and is often invited on stage to jam with the headliners.
In fact, Rick Derringer was impressed enough to agree to produce this CD, Damon's first release. Rick's input obviously contributed to the CD's balanced and consistency. The band typically performs as a guitar, bass & drums trio, but enlisted some outside vocal and B-3 Hammond help for this session to fill out the sound a little. Damon plays an agreesive but not overbearing style of blues-rock guitar, and his tone is middleground between clean and dirty. His vocal sound and style are coincidentally very much like Rick Derringer's. So much so, that when I first heard the CD before reading the credits, I thought Rick had done some of the lead vocals, especially on the slow blues song "You Ain't My Momma". But based on the credits, Derringer performs on the CD only in a backing role.
Riverview Drive is an all-around solid effort, especially considering it's comprised entirely of original material and was produced without the aid of a recording label. It has plenty of strong guitar jams, respectable vocals, and a decent song list. Depending on the mood of the music, Damon at times plays aggressively, other times with finess. The band is togehter and well balanced. The mood of the CD is predominantly medium to upbeat paced blues-rock with one lone blues-ballad type song.

Riverview Drive

Lil Joe Washington - Houston Guitar Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 44:49
Size: 103,9 MB
Label: Dialtone Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hard Way 6 - 2:48
 2. Someone Loves Me - 3:18
 3. I Feel Alright - 4:02
 4. Unfinished Business - 6:04
 5. Last Tear - 3:00
 6. Bossa Nova Part 2 - 2:31
 7. New York - 3:57
 8. Take My Hand - 3:01
 9. Song For My Father - 2:27
10. Don't Do It - 3:06
11. 5 Spot - 2:45
12. How Long - 5:15
13. Bye Bye - 2:29

Lil Joe Washington grew up in the Third Ward, home of blues giants such as Lightnin Hopkins. By age 15 he was pounding on drums in a band led by Albert Collins, and playing guitar with Roscoe Gordon and Cecil Harvey s group!
While the inimitable Little Joe Washington did make this CD in Austin, the man himself is Houston to the bone, as are the sounds on this CD. Little Joe's blues can put a hurt on ya, make you holler out loud and make you want to shake a tail feather, sometimes all in the same song. Those who've only seen him sit in with touring acts at the Continental Club or have only heard his numerous bootleg CDs owe it to themselves to see what the man can do in a recording studio. It will make you think it's still the glory days of the Houston blues.

Houston Guitar Blues

Rebecca Downes - More Sinner Than Saint

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 59:35
Size: 137,3 MB
Label: Mad Hat
Styles: Rock/Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Take Me Higher - 4:43
 2. Chains Fall Down - 5:20
 3. Screaming Your Name - 4:29
 4. Hurts - 5:19
 5. Breathe Out - 5:04
 6. Wave Them Goodbye - 4:13
 7. More Sinner Than Saint - 4:33
 8. If I Go to Sleep - 4:42
 9. Stand on My Feet - 6:30
10. Big Sky - 4:33
11. In Reverse - 4:38
12. With Me - 5:26

Rounding out the band are rhythm section Dan Clark (bass) and Lloyd Daker (drums) and Magnum keyboard player Rick Benton (who Magnum tapped up from Downes’ band to replace Mark Stanway). Keeping the Magnum theme going Tony Clarkin guests on one song (plus it was recorded at the studios often used by Magnum), as does King King’s Alan Nimmo. Novel to hear Tony Clarkin doing a bluesy solo on ‘Breathe Out’, a real tour de force both vocally and on guitar. The other guest guitarist Alan Nimmo is equally impressive on ‘Big Sky’, which packs a hard rock punch. The title track is a perfect blend of pop and rock, which has the potential to be an airplay hit if say BBC Radio 2 gave the song a chance, especially given its rousing chorus. ‘Wave Them Goodbye’ is a rollicking duet with Steve Birkett, one to blast out loud at a summer BBQ! The advice from Chris Kimsey makes itself heard loud and clear on ‘Hurts’, a song that has a strong Rolling Stones vibe about it. Rebecca Downes has a powerful vocal, which backed by a set of talented musicians and strong songs, should see her gain the wider recognition she deserves.

More Sinner Than Saint

четверг, 23 мая 2019 г.

Jerry Vanderhoff - River Rising

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 46:15
Size: 106,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Roots Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tuff - 3:36
 2. I'll Fight - 4:07
 3. Not My Fault - 3:40
 4. Outside Looking In - 2:51
 5. River Rising - 6:34
 6. Sometimes - 3:02
 7. Can't Find Anything - 4:14
 8. Don't Worry About It - 4:19
 9. Grinder - 2:58
10. See for Myself - 3:03
11. Yippy Skippy - 2:23
12. When The War Comes Home - 5:23

12 songs that express the pursuit of, and common failure to achieve the American dream.Jerr Vanderhoff is a superb story teller. These Bluesy Heartland Rock songs are filled with characters and experiences ranging from family to floods to the Vietnam war

River Rising

Dan's Revival - Back On Track

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 39:28
Size: 90,9 MB
Label: 1293919 Records DK
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Devil's Booze - 3:37
 2. Cheap - 2:42
 3. Simple Man - 3:16
 4. Whisky Woman - 3:44
 5. God - 2:03
 6. Shayla - 3:54
 7. Oh, Jesus - 2:54
 8. Busker - 3:39
 9. Hubcap Blues - 2:41
10. Green Men - 2:53
11. Hard Workin' Man - 4:19
12. Twenties - 3:39

DAN`S REVIVAL sao um duo de jovens e irmaos Mirandelenses. Tiago e Pedro Esteves. Ambos sempre tiveram um gosto especial pela musica e ja desde tenra idade que o tem provado - Desde 2014, na altura com nome  DAN ELEKTRO - um nome retirado da marca “danelectro” usada pelos icones do blues.
Em 2016 lancaram o seu primeiro Ep “The Gambler” gravado, produzido e masterizado por Blind & Lost Studios / Guilhermino Martins que passou em diversas radios de cariz regional por todo o pais.
Apos uma paragem nos concertos, o duo sai de novo a rua e regressa aos palcos. Desde a sua primeira atuacao, os irmaos Esteves nunca fizeram dois concertos iguais. O que se passa em palco e inteiramente fruto da sua genuinidade e cumplicidade. Nas suas musicas encontram-se tracos de blues porem eles nao estao presos a este estilo um pouco limitador. Estilos como Punk, RocknRoll, HardRock e ate mesmo Stoner estao bem presentes no seu trabalho.
No inicio de fevereiro de 2019, gravaram o seu primeiro album que contem 13 musicas. Este album saira em breve e vai estar disponivel online, em formato fisico e com conteudos audiovisuais.

Back On Track

Johnny Drummer - Rockin' in the Juke Joint

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 58:52
Size: 134,9 MB
Label: Earwig Music Company, Inc.
Styles: Blues/Chicago Style
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rockin' in the Juke Joint - 3:49
 2. I Had A Dream - 4:54
 3. Keep It A Secret - 5:36
 4. You Are Breaking Me Down - 4:49
 5. Working With Your Mojo - 3:29
 6. A Blind Man - 2:58
 7. Too Much Information - 5:15
 8. Have Your Fun - 5:20
 9. Third Finger Left Hand - 4:17
10. Stress Reliever - 5:13
11. Looking for My Baby - 3:04
12. Shake A Hand - 5:13
13. Love Jonz - 4:48

Funky blues and soul, clever lyrics and hooks about the trials and tribulations of love and life/
Johnny Drummer, keyboardist, vocalist and bandleader of one of the tightest small combos in Chicago, has long been known for his high-energy shows in small clubs on the South and West Sides of the Windy City. Rockin' in the Juke Joint, Johnny's third Earwig release, offers his humorous takes on male/female relationships, in a variety of musical styles - funky blues, contemporary soul, passionate ballads and jukin' dance tunes. Johnny handles lead vocals, harmonica, and electronic keyboards, and is backed by a stellar cast of Chicago's finest musicians.

Rockin' in the Juke Joint

Olga - Now Is The Time

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 51:18
Size: 117,7 MB
Label: 219 Records
Styles: Blues/Country Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Now Is The Time - 4:30
 2. Your Love Don't Work Like Mine - 4:49
 3. Weary - 4:07
 4. Ain't It A Shame - 3:59
 5. What's The Matter With The Mill - 3:28
 6. I Won't Ask - 3:34
 7. Can You Forgive Me - 5:26
 8. Fool - 5:10
 9. Stealin - 3:07
10. Take Your Rest, Daddy - 3:46
11. Gotta Keep Moving - 5:26
12. GDTRFB - 3:49

“…if Olga is closest to anyone, it is the flame-haired genius Bonnie Raitt, and she is not over-flattered or over-hyped by being name-checked with Raitt.” -Maverick Country Magazine

Now Is The Time

Olga - Blues Babe

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 54:09
Size: 124,1 MB
Label: 219 Records
Styles: Blues/Delta Style
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. One Good Thing - 2:52
 2. Gotta Put My Hands On You - 5:49
 3. My Baby Blue - 4:38
 4. The Way We Were - 3:18
 5. Leaving So Soon - 3:45
 6. White Shirts - 3:37
 7. I'm Off Your Sugar - 3:47
 8. Can't Keep a Good Girl Down - 3:54
 9. Ain't It True (My Love For You) - 3:01
10. O Man, I Picked The Wrong Brother Again - 4:18
11. I See Through You - 3:40
12. Mama's Boy - 4:52
13. Please Lay Me Down - 3:29
14. 219 Train - 3:03

Olga has mesmerized audiences with her blend of Mississippi Hill Country blues and singer/songwriter material. As she puts it, she'd "like to be a link in the blues chain, one that keeps this style of music alive for the next generation."
Hailing from San Francisco of Austrian parentage, Olga is among the vanguard of new blues artists combining innovation with a deep sense of roots. Like a backroads crooner come back to haunt us, her dedication to the blues shines through her voice and hollow-body electric Washburn. Having received classical training in voice, piano, and violin from a young age, she later discovered a connection to the genre; specifically classic and country blues. Her early mentors Maria Muldaur and Los Lobos played pivotal roles in schooling this young talent. Under the tutelage of living legend Jessie Mae Hemphill, Olga continues her study of the blues. "Jessie Mae is without a doubt a major influence on me," she affirms, "I feel like I've been looking for her my whole life." Olga now calls Memphis home. In addition to her extensive gigs producing local and nationally syndicated radio shows, she participated in Martin Scorcese's documentary on the blues with Jessie Mae, among others. She's shared the stage in recent years with Jimbo Mathus, Coco Robicheaux, Robert Randolph, DJ Logic, Mofro, Papa Mali, Hobex, North Mississippi Allstars, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jim Dickinson, Los Lobos, Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers), and Matt Abts (Gov't Mule).

Blues Babe

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Jill Fulton - Fuel to the Fire

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 46:59
Size: 108,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Country
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mean Streak - 3:01
 2. Anger - 5:27
 3. Fuel to the Fire - 3:14
 4. Senseless - 3:40
 5. Austin Callin' - 3:03
 6. Dark Horse - 4:21
 7. Bar Fly - 3:10
 8. She Hung up That Dress - 4:35
 9. Backseat - 3:36
10. One Good Cry - 4:17
11. Peculiar Kind of Love - 3:46
12. In the Dark - 4:44

Recording crossover artist Jill Fulton's fiery vocals will blow you away!
Get ready for some powerhouse originals and the blues, country, soul & rock covers that you love!
Jill is a member of the Blues Society, the Nashville Songwriters Association International, and the Texas Country Music Asociation. Jill has been chosen to compete in the regional blues competition sponsored by the Blues Society.
Jill Fulton is a soulful singer/songwriter.
Jill has been performing since she was three years old. Growing up in Churchville, Maryland just below the Mason-Dixon Line, near Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia influence her writing with everything from Philadelphia funk
to Patsy country.
The Jill Fulton Band is made up of highly skilled professional musicians: Laurie Matlock on guitar and back up vocals, Dale Sharrah on bass, David Gorozdos on the keyboard, and Jeffery Shoop on drums, frequent guest musicians: Joshua French on slide guitar and Scott Matlock on fiddle - they'll make sure you have a good time!

Fuel To The Fire

Howard Tate - Blue Day

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 59:19
Size: 136,6 MB
Label: Evidence
Styles: Soul/Blues/Funk
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Miss Beehive - 3:15
 2. 40 Days - 3:38
 3. Blue Day - 3:22
 4. If God Brought You to It - 3:15
 5. Improvising - 4:30
 6. Good 'n' Blue - 4:11
 7. Hope Springs Eternal - 3:51
 8. Buried Treasure - 4:06
 9. First Class - 4:32
10. If I Was White - 4:13
11. Live Like a Millionaire - 4:19
12. Back to My Old Ways Again - 3:29
13. Stalking My Woman - 4:09
14. Your Move - 4:14
15. If You're Giving I'm Takin' - 4:09

On Blue Day, veteran soul and gospel singer Howard Tate lays down a set so utterly crackling with energy, vitality, and sheer grit one could be forgiven for forgetting that, at the turn of this century, he hadn't recorded in nearly 30 years and had been virtually forgotten and left for dead -- a victim of his own excesses. Tate was quite literally rediscovered by his former producer Jerry Ragovoy and brought back into the recording studio to work his vocal magic on tracks written for him by a stellar cast of songwriters in 2003. In 2006, he recorded A Portrait of Howard backed by the Carla Bley Band as well as a host of guests including Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen band vocalist Perla Batalla, and cellist Jane Scarpantoni. But Blue Day leaves that record in the dust, quite literally. At the age of 70, Tate is in absolutely top form as a singer and song interpreter. Produced by guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Tiven, and recorded at his Nashville studio with wife Sally Tiven on bass and all-star drummer Chester Thompson, the album also features a few choice guests like Jonell Mosser, Mike Farris, Dan Penn, Steve Cropper, Felix Cavaliere, and Joe Bonamassa. Tate is literally unleashed on these tracks, allowed the full range of his voice and his fierce, fiery persona. He is a preacher these days, and his blues and soul singing has been given great depth and dimension by his returning to the roots of his raising in the church. Tiven wrote or co-wrote all 15 of these cuts, but without Tate's singing, they'd be merely good songs. He makes them great ones. The sound on this set is fat and warm, but it's spare, too -- it feels live, close, and full of kinetics and heat. There is plenty of space for Tate to inhabit each line and literally soar above the backing band. The opener, "Miss Beehive," is an attention-getter because it's about Amy Winehouse, her gift, and her self-destructive tendencies. It can be interpreted as tongue in cheek, but it's actually an empathic response to the demons that haunt her -- ones Tate knows only too well. Tiven may have written the tune, but the compassion in its grain lies firmly with the singer, and the arrangement recalls everything from Stax to Motown (the backing chorus and horn chart arrangement evoking those on "Heatwave" is a nice touch). But it's on "40 Days" where the deep well of Tate's soul origins comes pouring from his voice. It's a hard-luck tale of lost love where you become ensnared inside the singer's world and can't extract yourself. On "If God Brought You to It," the raucous wail of Delta blues and the gospel of the Southern black church come roiling up from the body of this duet with Farris. Essra Mohawk provides a killer backing vocal and Billy Block provides the crushing four-on-the-floor drumbeat. The shuffling soul-blues of "First Class" features Cavaliere's keyboards, Cropper on guitar, and Mosser on backing vocals, and this track is a standout. The hunted minor-key blues of "Buried Treasure" may have been written for Tate, but you can hear traces of the voices of both Syl Johnson and Al Green in it as well. The bottom line is this set is all killer and no filler. Tate is at the absolute top of his game at 70; he's making up for lost time with a vengeance.

Blue Day

Howard Tate - Get It While You Can:The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 74:57
Size: 179,7 MB
Label: Hip-O Select
Styles: Suol/Blues/R&B
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ain't Nobody Home - 2:29
 2. Part-Time Love - 3:35
 3. Glad I Know Better - 2:17
 4. How Blue Can You Get - 2:34
 5. Get It While You Can - 2:47
 6. Baby I Love You - 2:27
 7. I Learned It All The Hard Way - 2:42
 8. Everyday I Have The Blues - 2:01
 9. How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark - 2:53
10. Look At Granny Run Run - 2:15
11. Stop - 2:48
12. Sweet Love Child - 2:18
13. Ain't Nobody Home - 2:30
14. How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark - 2:51
15. Look At Granny Run Run - 2:22
16. Half A Man - 2:44
17. Get It While You Can - 2:47
18. Glad I Know Better - 2:24
19. Baby I Love You - 2:22
20. How Blue Can You Get - 2:35
21. I Learned It All The Hard Way - 2:48
22. Part-Time Love - 3:37
23. Stop - 2:47
24. Shoot 'Em All Down - 2:41
25. Everyday I Have The Blues - 1:59
26. Night Owl - 2:15
27. Sweet Love Child - 2:24
28. I'm Your Servant - 2:17
29. Give Me Some Courage - 2:13

Hip-O Select's 2004 compilation Get It While You Can: The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions is not the first time Howard Tate's revered sessions for Verve have reached CD. About ten years earlier, in the summer of 1995, Mercury released the almost identically titled Get It While You Can: The Legendary Verve Sessions, which contained all of Tate's 1966 debut -- also titled Get It While You Can -- along with five bonus tracks, for a total of 17 cuts. The 2004 collection adds twelve tracks to that, for a grand total of a whopping 29 tracks, is an embarrassment of riches by any measure. Even if the majority of these new tracks are mono single mixes, this remains an essential '60s soul collection, showcasing a singer who bent soul, blues, gospel, and pop to his own will, creating some of the most distinctive R&B of the decade.

Get It While You Can:The Complete Legendary Verve Sessions


Mussel Shell - Everybody Gets the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 55:08
Size: 127,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Snakebite Jive - 3:35
 2. Back Door Man - 3:51
 3. Tabasco Road - 5:19
 4. Perfect Love - 4:50
 5. Wetherman - 5:19
 6. Pecan Pie - 3:58
 7. Mistress Of The Blues - 3:16
 8. Three Wishes - 3:07
 9. Billy Gumbo - 3:52
10. The Way It Is - 6:02
11. Everyboby Gets The Blues - 4:17
12. Blind Alabama - 3:39
13. Voodoo Dog - 3:58

Mussel Shell were formed in London in 1996 by John Chandler and Malcolm Scott. Both had played in a number of bands previously - John had success with a number of country-style songs, while Malcolm had played in many bands.
They wanted to create a blues-based fusion which encompassed aspects of traditional blues music, New Orleans `swamp-rock' funk and hard country. Influenced by artists such as JJ Cale, Robbie Robertson and Dr John, they play a miasmic mix of atmospheric, bluesy rock. Mussel Shell have played a number of gigs in the London area, have recorded their first CD: `New Blue Day'. Malcolm and Jon continue to play gigs around London.
Listen to the album "Everybody Gets the Blues"!

Everybody Gets the Blues

Dr. Wu' and Friends - A Night of Classic Rock and Blues (Live at the 81 Club)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 74:16
Size: 174,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. All Right Now (Live) - 5:37
 2. I Don't Need No Woman Like You (Live) - 3:39
 3. Crossroads (Live) - 6:15
 4. Badge (Live) - 5:42
 5. When Your Lips Start Moving (Live) - 4:11
 6. Voodoo Doll (Live) - 4:01
 7. Oh Well (Live) - 6:22
 8. I Still Got Your Tattoo (Live) - 4:26
 9. Come Back Baby (Live) - 3:49
10. Nothin' Like Texas Blues (Live) - 5:24
11. All Along the Watchtower (Live) - 7:16
12. You Can't Keep a Good Man Down (Live) - 4:19
13. Whipping Post (Live) - 8:39
14. Manic Depression (Live) - 4:29

...the band at it's best playing classics LIVE at the 81 Club in the historical Stockyards of Fort Worth, Texas/
A magical night captured Live at the 81 Club with Dr. Wu' along with the great Buddy Whittington, Mouse Mayes and all the band at the top of their game.
Covering Clapton, Paul Rogers and Free, Hendrix, Allman Bros., Robert Johnson, along with favorite Dr. Wu' originals.

A Night of Classic Rock and Blues (Live at the 81 Club)

The Rudy Boy Experiment - Shade Tree Mechanic

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 22:24
Size: 51,4 MB
Label: DSN Music
Styles: Blues/Rockin` Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Betty Lou - 3:01
 2. How Much I Love You - 3:48
 3. Helping Me with My Blues - 2:43
 4. I Have the Blues in My Heart - 2:57
 5. This is How My Life Goes - 1:47
 6. Tribute to Al Hurricane - 3:08
 7. Shade Tree Mechanic - 3:02
 8. How Much I Love You (Acoustic) - 1:56

Southwest Rock and Blues innovators The Rudy Boy Experiment hail from the land of enchantment of Albuquerque New Mexico. The act has become very popular in the western U.S. This 3-piece group features the multi-talented Rudy "Boy" Jaramillo on vocals, as well as lead and rhythm guitar. Rudy Boy has released close to 11 albums over the past decade, with a growing national fanbase anticipating each debut. In 2010, The Rudy Boy Experiment signed a digital distribution deal with DSN Music, to give the group a worldwide platform for their long awaited release Places. The 11 track release features a contemporary southwest rock sound, with a strong influence of vintage blues. Places featured several tracks which became popular radio singles such as Glam Trash. In 2011, The Rudy Boy Experiment released their second national album Volume 2, which included a compilation of previous indie singles from the group. This release was supported by a west coast tour which included high profile stage performances at SXSW and Las Vegas. Rudy Boy's effortless promotions include many high profile radio interviews nationwide, ranging from Fox Sports Radio to NPR, and as a regular on 94 Rock's morning show in Albuquerque. Rudy Boy also enjoyed an endorsement deal from Reverend Guitars, which provided a platform to show off his Volcano on tour. In 2013, Rudy entered the studio with industry vet and producer Pete Anderson, to work on his fourth album THE WAY IT IS NOW for a 2014 release.
And here is the new album!

Shade Tree Mechanic