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пятница, 26 апреля 2019 г.

Rod Piazza - Harpburn

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1986
Time: 48:42
Size: 112,2 MB
Label: Black Top
Styles: Blues
Art: Front + Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Little Bitty Pretty One / Rockin' Robin - 2:28
 2. Bad Bad Boy - 3:44
 3. One Mint Julep - 3:39
 4. California Boogie - 3:15
 5. The Upsetter - 3:43
 6. Tribute to George Smith - 7:43
 7. Harpburn - 3:42
 8. Feeling Good - 3:33
 9. Honey Bee (Buzz) - 4:52
10. Cold Chill - 2:55
11. Worried Life Blues - 4:10
12. I'm Dangerous - 4:51

Rod Piazza is about the best harp player I've ever heard, and I've heard them all. What he gets out of that thing is nothing short of stupifying. All of his CD's are great, and this is one of his best.


четверг, 25 апреля 2019 г.

Paul Wood - Pirate Radio

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 42:06
Size: 96,5 MB
Label: Lucy Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blue World - 3:30
 2. You Never Get Too Big - 3:07
 3. Good Day 4 Bad Whiskey - 4:47
 4. Black Dog - 4:37
 5. What Have I Done - 5:02
 6. Sleepin' With the Tv on - 4:01
 7. Take My Time - 4:02
 8. Nothin' Is New - 3:00
 9. She Put the Whammy on - 5:34
10. Nickel Pie - 4:21

Paul Wood has released "Pirate Radio", his much-anticipated third solo album of slammin' blues rock. This 10-track CD spotlights Wood's versatile song writing abilities, guitar prowess and vocals. In addition to the designated hit single, "Black Dog", the album features Wood's stylizations of two previously unrecorded original works by the late Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd). Recorded in Memphis at Sounds Unreel Studio, "Pirate Radio" was produced by Memphis guitar master Jack Holder, heralded for his production of Wood's critically acclaimed 2001 release, "Blues Is My Business". Songs that demand attention and guitar playing that astonishes.

Pirate Radio

Joe "Guitar" Hughes - Craftsman

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1988
Time: 52:13
Size: 120,0 MB
Label: Double Trouble
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Fooling Yourself - 2:27
 2. Rock Me Baby - 5:11
 3. Say Pretty Baby - 2:47
 4. New Orleans Shuffle - 3:08
 5. Blues Man's Guitar - 4:17
 6. Let the World Know - 4:54
 7. It's Too Late Baby - 2:34
 8. Been Down Hearted - 5:11
 9. You Better Think Again - 4:18
10. My Time Is Expensive - 4:06
11. Cold Cold Feeling - 5:03
12. Learn from Your Mistakes - 3:27
13. Now I'm Mad - 4:43

Hughes was inspired by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Johnny "Guitar" Watson – "anyone who had fire in their playing and a good shuffle". His first band was the Dukes Of Rhythm in the 1950s, which also included his friend Johnny Copeland. He worked with Little Richard and in Bobby Bland's band in the 1960s.
He toured in Europe starting in the 1980s and released Texas Guitar Master on the Dutch label Double Trouble Records in 1986. The album included a live track with Hughes and fellow guitarist Pete Mayes. If You Want to See The Blues was released by Black Top Records in 1989.Hughes died of a heart attack on May 20, 2003.


Joe 'Guitar' Hughes - If You Want To See The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1989
Time: 36:27
Size: 83,8 MB
Label: Black Top
Styles: Blues/Texas Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Voo Doo Woman - 3:59
 2. Running From Your Own Shadow - 3:17
 3. Mother-In-Law Blues - 3:39
 4. Stuff Like That - 3:59
 5. I Need Love So Bad - 4:50
 6. Learn From Each Mistake - 3:37
 7. If You Want to See the Blues - 4:33
 8. Movin' On - 3:59
 9. Part of Loving You - 4:30

This contemporary of Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland only recently began accruing his own share of immortality -- and it really started with this fine album, recorded in both New Orleans and Houston. Hughes's clean, crisp guitar work and hearty vocals may not be quite as distinctive as those of his Houston pals, but he's an authentic Texas blues guitarist all the way.

If You Want to See the Blues

Andre Taylor - Playing Hard - Live At Kingston Mines

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 55:47
Size: 128,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Chicago Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Everyday I Have The Blues - 3:42
 2. I'm Ready - 3:27
 3. Since You Ain't With Me - 3:29
 4. Five Long Years - 4:24
 5. Got My Mojo Working - 4:45
 6. Born Under A Bad Sign - 3:51
 7. Sure As You Live - 3:13
 8. She's A Sweet One - 4:37
 9. Eyesight To The Blind - 5:23
10. Hoochie Coochie Man - 4:07
11. You Upset Me - 2:27
12. I Been Down So Long - 4:08
13. My Girl - 4:04
14. Pride and Joy - 4:04

Andre Taylor has been nominated for the Chicago  Music Awards Best Blues Entertainer along with Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor,  Son Seals, Tyrone Davis and the Kinsey Report in 2000 and 2001.  Andre  and his band, the Blues Alley Cats received the first standing ovation  ever at a corporate event on the main stage at the House of Blues.   Andre and the Blues Alley Cats have performed locally at the Chicago  Cultural Center, Kingston Mines, B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted, the House of  Blues, the Harlem Avenue lounge, and many, many, other blues clubs and  has performed with nearly every Chicago Blues artists from Pinetop  Perkins to Mike Wheeler. Andre, is a living piece of Chicago Blues  history
Andre, born as Ondra Astad Taylor in Chicago on the lower southeast  side in an area known as Bronzeville; his neighborhood housed the  original Checkerboard Lounge and the late, great, Muddy Waters, and his  drummer the late Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith.  As a youth, Andre frequented  the old Regal Theatre where he saw entertainers like James Brown; Jackie  Wilson; the Temptations; Stevie Wonder and comedians like Moms Mabley,  Pigmeat Markham.  On weekends, Andre’s father would take the family to  the old Maxwell Street market—a melting pot of Blues musicians—where his  Dad would jam with Blues musicians of the time including; Carey Bell  and gospel singer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe— listening to a variety of  music genres including Mariachi, Polkas, Rock and Soul bands Andre’s  appreciation for music developed.  At fourteen, Andre enrolled in guitar  lessons at the renowned Jack Cecchini Studios with maestro guitarist,  Jack Cecchini. After one year of instruction, Andre attended the  Checkerboard Lounge Monday Morning Blues Jam hosted by the legendary  Buddy Guy.  After watching a guitar duel between Buddy Guy and the late,  Lefty Dizz, Andre knew Buddy was part of Blues history, and would cut  class every Monday to attend the jam. 
Buddy Guy enjoyed  mentoring the neighborhood kids and significantly influenced  Andre—personally demonstrating riffs and methods to advance his playing.    Andre remembers Buddy Guy’s praise and big smile when you played  well; boosting your self-confidence. Frequently, Buddy had kids playing  on stage with the pros like Hound Dog Taylor, Lefty Dizz, everyone on  the scene at that time. Buddy’s showmanship and genuineness impressed  Andre; he met the Blues when he encountered Buddy Guy.   During the  course of his adolescence, Andre worked hard mastering his guitar  techniques and style.  He assembled various bands with kids he met at  the jam, including a young multi-instrumentalist named Judas Hicks from  the old Ida B. Wells Housing Project, a block away from the Taylor home. 
Andre also led the Shades of Blue Nu Juice Krew with band  members Sharon Lewis, Pat Smiley, the James twins and the late, Little  Scotty, who performed at the Old Ritz Hotel/Lounge/Strip Club.  After  the band split up, Andre was hired as a guitarist/vocalist for the  second opening act of the Koko Taylor’s House Band with Lurrie Bell and  the Love makers, and as a guitarist for Nellie “Tiger” Travis performing  at a subsequent Koko Taylor club.
After 15 years of service  at the US Postal Office inspection unit Andre resigned to pursue his  music career. The same day Andre picked up his resignation papers at the  Postal Office he met Muddy Water’s drummer, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith;  who was picking up a tour package and wearing a House of Blues jacket.   Eager to promote his musical abilities and possibly play with a Blues  legend, Andre introduced himself and asked Willie to take him on tour  for no pay. Willie declined, stating he could not work him for free but  asked Andre for his contact information.  Soon after, Andre was invited  to audition with Muddy’s bassist, Jimmie Lee Morris, Pinetop Perkins,  and Winnetka Jim.  Andre toured with Willie “Big Eyes” Smith’s band for  six years throughout the U.S. and Canada; additionally touring with  Byther Smith, Lovie Lee, Hubert Sumlin, Lynwood Slim, and Eddie Butler.
While working in his garden, Andre lost control of a power tool, and  severed two fingers.  After eight months, Andre was back playing again,  and offered a replacement gig for 90 days at the Kingston Mines.   Colleague and former band mate, Mike Wheeler, guitarist/vocalist, who  had a 9 to 5 job, at the time, didn’t want to deal with the long hours  at the Mines and recommended an almost unknown Andre Taylor for the gig.   Andre credits Doc Pellegrino for giving him the opportunity to perform  at the Mines which made him known worldwide.  Andre also praises Doc’s  son, Frank Pellegrino, MC at the Kingston Mines Blues Club for helping  him develop a solid stage presence, persona, and an Act.  After working  there one week, Andre received a standing ovation, and the next week,  gave a lackluster performance.  Frank approached Andre after the show,  and asked “what happened”?  Andre explained that he had a rough day.   Frank said, “Well we know you have it in you but we ain’t having that  here, bro.  Your performance at the Kingston Mines, we need the best  every time.  Forget whatever happened to you that day.  I have bad days  too but you will never know it when I hit that stage, I turn it on, and I  expect you to hit it every time”. That conversation helped Andre  develop and maintain a dynamic stage presence and advance his  outstanding comedic and acting skills.

Playing Hard - Live At Kingston Mines

Karen Tyler - Lovin' the Blues Too Long

Bitrate: 192K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 47:59
Size: 67,4 MB
Label: Rocket Group Pty LTD
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Sugar Me - 4:32
 2. Lovin' The Blues Too Long - 3:37
 3. Rich In Love - 3:01
 4. Hello Moonlight - 4:03
 5. Comfort Me On - 3:08
 6. Two Hearts - 3:49
 7. Songbird Blues - 3:02
 8. Stars in Heaven - 3:32
 9. I Got a Man - 2:41
10. House of Cards - 2:49
11. Too Much Love - 2:49
12. Leave Me Lonely - 4:18
13. Ain't No Thing - 3:21
14. Stand Up Sister - 3:11

Tyler takes the singer-songwriter approach to acoustic blues, sometimes just by herself or with backing musicians. Equally worth listening to is Ponty Bone on accordion, who plays lead as aggressively as a harmonica on "Comfort Me On," and Thad Scott's smoky, sad sax on "Two Hearts." The album is not restricted to country-blues; it contains splashes of New Orleans flavor. Her guitar playing is down-to-earth, and she's a thought-provoking songwriter.

Lovin' the Blues Too Long

Karen Tyler - All Shades of Blue

Bitrate: 192K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 47:04
Size: 68,3 MB
Label: Rocket Group Pty LTD
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Starvation Box Blue - 3:54
 2. True Love - 2:53
 3. Hen House Boogie - 4:11
 4. All Shades of Blue - 3:20
 5. Tehachapi Bound - 3:43
 6. I'm Not Afraid - 3:02
 7. New Thing - 2:38
 8. Whatcha Gonna Do For Love - 3:29
 9. Sing Me Up An Angel - 3:22
10. Lovin' You - 3:49
11. Crown of Jewels - 3:21
12. 3rd Avenue - 4:13
13. Lemon's Shoes - 5:02

Over the years Tyler has seen a good deal of success playing as an acoustic solo and acoustic duo with her husband / bass player / lap steel player Fred Murray. Having moved from Texas to central California in 1998, Tyler formed the Karen Tyler Band featuring Fred Murray on bass, brother David Murray on lead and rhythm guitar and Greg Barnes on drums. Tyler writes the songs for the band and plays both lead and rhythm guitar in addition to providing some very sultry and dynamic vocals. The big news these days is the band’s first place win in the Monterey Bay Blues Festival's Battle of the Bands. Having competed with 150 of the best blues bands in California, the Karen Tyler Band's first place honor set's the group on a clear path to the top. Add this honor to Tyler's two year reign as the "#1 Blues Artist" by popular vote at WorldMusicCharts.com and her 6th place award for "Best Acoustic Blues Artist" in the 1998 Delta Snake Blues News Reader's Poll, and you've got proof positive that Tyler and band are worth a listen. The Karen Tyler Band will be releasing their "All Shades of Blue" CD in June 2003 at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival. The CD will not only be a representation of the different blues styles that formed Karen's songwriting and performing style, but will feature duo acoustic and electric band productions. This is a comprehensive view of Karen Tyler's talent and style, an introduction to the Karen Tyler Band and it's sure to please the die-hard Karen Tyler fan as well as newcomers to Camp Karen.

All Shades of Blue

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Play It 'Til Tomorrow

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 67:16 + 52:31
Size: 154,4 MB + 120,6 MB
Label: Blue Bella Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Late Night Saint - 4:58
 2. You Make Me So Angry - 4:47
 3. Woman Don't Lie - 4:38
 4. Mistakes from the Past - 5:10
 5. Bad Avenue - 6:45
 6. Lyin' for Profit - 4:01
 7. Herman's Holler - 3:42
 8. Grease Fire - 4:35
 9. Rising Wind - 5:09
10. Tend to Your Business - 3:49
11. My Love Is Like a Fire - 4:19
12. Peculiar Feeling - 5:29
13. Too Many Miles - 3:07
14. The Rump Bump - 6:19
15. [Untitled] - 0:19
 1. You've Got the Devil Inside - 4:02
 2. I'll Be Straight with You - 2:16
 3. Another Life Is Gone - 4:34
 4. Fill 'Er Up - 3:04
 5. It's Written in the Bible - 4:55
 6. Wild Imagination - 3:42
 7. You'll Remember My Name - 3:17
 8. Crazy Mixed Up Baby '07 - 2:30
 9. Got My Mail Today - 3:29
10. I Shall Not Be Moved - 3:07
11. Slim's Lament - 4:15
12. Married Woman Blues - 5:50
13. I'll Be Straight with You [Alternate Take] - 2:55
14. It's Written in the Bible [Alternate Take] - 4:27

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops are becoming a fairly prolific recording band, especially in these days of record company mergers, musical tastes-of-week, and public ambivalence to the blues. Of course, owning and operating your own record company is one way to play by your own rules, and Nick Moss has been doing that since the early 2000s. The double CD Play It ‘Til Tomorrow is the band’s 6th release on Moss’ Blue Bella label (and they’ve since released another CD in 2009 – Live At Chan’s: Combo Platter No. 2.)
Disc One, referred to as Program One in all CD artwork, is the sort of electric blues that fans of the Flip Tops have come to expect – heavy duty Chicago electric blues featuring deep grooves and plenty of shuffles. Program Two (Disc Two) is another kind of animal. Nick chose to focus primarily on acoustic-based music there, split between full band tracks and duets. Both discs are great listens, and the surprising inclusion of an acoustic-based disc makes this release even more special.
As always, the boys in the band don’t stay put on just one instrument. Nick, Gerry Hundt and Piano Willie Oshawny all play multiple instruments – drummer Bob Carter does limit himself to only drums and percussion! Also, there is a girl in the band on occasion, as Nick’s wife Kate sits in on several tracks on either bass or rhythm guitar. There are also two special guests on hand: Eddie Taylor, Jr. and Barrelhouse Chuck. Taylor adds his guitar to several songs on Disc One, and Barrelhouse Chuck sits in on piano for a song on Disc Two.

Play It 'Til Tomorrow

среда, 24 апреля 2019 г.

Nick Moss Band - Live and Luscious

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 67:22
Size: 154,4 MB
Label: Blue Bella Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Breakdown -  6:58
 2. Catch Me I'm Falling -  6:22
 3. Try To Treat You Right -  7:15
 4. The End - 12:01
 5. Time Ain't Free -  7:36
 6. Shade Tree - 12:49
 7. I Dig -  6:21
 8. Stand By -  7:56

Nick Moss is no stranger to live albums.  His Live at Chan’s from 2006 and Live at Chan’s, Combo Platter No. 2 from 2009 still resonate with me as superb live works that highlight the energy that Nick and the players in his band exude.  Here we have Nick with Michael Ledbetter also on guitar and vocals, Patrick Seals on drums, Taylor Streiff on keys and Nick Fane on bass and backing vocals. This album comes from a tour well remembered by Facebook posts and You Tube videos.  The liner notes recall Michael Ledbetter  singing “Ave Maria” in full operatic voice in the Church of Roemond, something that just the recollection of can make the hairs on my arms stand up in fond memory.  When I saw the album release I was enthused to be able to enjoy a show by Nick and the boys from this tour. Recorded at the Internationales Bluesfest Eutin – Baltic Blues Festival on May 14, 2015, the CD features the band laying out 8 protracted cuts with jamming blues like few, if any others, can emulate.  From the extended guitar soloing on the opening cut “Breakdown” to the closing “Stand By,” we have an album that shows the power and precision of this band. “Breakdown” gets the ball rolling with an Allman Brothers-like jam as Nick sings over the dual guitars and splendid keyboard work before getting into a huge and stratospheric set of guitar solos/duos.  The song whirls as the keys infiltrate and the back line throbs in synch.  “Catch Me I’m Falling” give Michael the lead vocal and he shows us that his operatic training has given his voice a tone and timber that is unmatched.  He testifies superbly throughout.  The funky and rocking instrumental bridging midsection to the song is interesting and well done, but Ledbetter easily sells this one.  The funky guitar interplay is also marvelously done.  “Try to Treat you Right” picks up the pace a little and must get the folks dancing as Moss offers a coolly surreal and almost spooky vocal.  The piano adds some nice boogie woogie to the mix in a big solo before the guitars lay into it and things rocket off. Just over 12 minutes of slow blues is next with “The End,” the sets’ lone cover (from Jimmy Reed).  Things are thoughtful and a little ethereal until about five and a half minutes in when the guitar testifying rips at you with malevolent intensity.  This lasts almost three minutes until Moss returns to the vocals with perhaps both he and the listener emotionally spent.   The close of the song finishes things off sweetly! “Time Ain’t Free” rocks on next with a long intro before Moss sings.  The song builds in intensity and his guitar attempts to rip a hole in space and time with the rest of the band providing fuel to keep the mix hot.  “Shade Tree” brings things back down.  It opens to a sweet and mellow guitar and Ledbetter getting a little spiritual for us.  Four minutes later things begin to take off as Ledbetter sings and the band intensifies.  This leads into more huge dual guitar histrionics that jam off into the sunset, reminiscent of Allman and Betts or more recently Trucks and Hanes.  Moss and Ledbetter are masters of the guitar and they let it all hang out.  “I Dig” also features Ledbetter on vocals and quickly swings into some monster guitar.  It’s just a short guitar respite here before Michael returns with his husky vocals before some big guitar closes the show.  They encore with “Stand By,” a dark and dirty blues with Ledbetter singing as Moss tears the house down with his guitar, beautiful stuff. If you want a taste of the Nick Moss Band live this is something you need to get to bring them into your own home.  They have a new double CD from the studio that is getting released which I am sure will be something to listen to, but this CD gives us Nick, Michael and the band alive and at their peak.  This one is a no brainer- get it now!

Live and Luscious

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Sadie Mae

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 75:05
Size: 172,1 MB
Label: Blue Bella
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sadie Mae - 4:25
 2. I Never Forget - 3:28
 3. Check My Pulse - 4:18
 4. Just Like That - 2:52
 5. Ridin' At The Ranch - 5:32
 6. One-Eyed Jack - 4:25
 7. Grease Monkey - 6:23
 8. The Money I Make - 3:45
 9. Feel So Ashamed - 4:09
10. The Coldcut Stomp - 2:38
11. The Bishop - 6:03
12. You Got To Lose - 5:02
13. If I Could Get My Hands On You - 5:34
14. Crazy Woman Blues - 7:21
15. Everybody Got To Go - 4:09
16. Gone Hoggin' - 4:55

Many so-called blues releases are actually filled with bluesy R&B, soul, pop, and rock. There is no such stylistic confusion in Sadie Mae from Nick Moss & the Flip Tops. The music is no-nonsense blues, played with spirit, drive, and swing. Most of the selections are concise, getting their message across and not overstaying their welcome. By varying tempos and moods plus including occasional instrumentals, the quintet performs enjoyable and memorable music, with an emphasis on cooking straight-ahead grooves. Lead voices are Nick Moss on guitar and vocals, harmonica player Gerry Hunot, and pianist Bob Welsh (doubling on organ), but the tight yet loose rhythm section is not to be overlooked either. This is a fun set, well worthy of several listens.

Sadie Mae

Lester Davenport - I Smell a Rat

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 64:19
Size: 147,9 MB
Label: Delmark
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Chicago Blues 
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bad Treatment - 4:08
 2. Knocked On Every Door - 5:23
 3. You So Sexy - 5:22
 4. West Side Blues Harp - 3:35
 5. Miss Sallie Mae - 5:43
 6. My Mama Rocks Me - 5:55
 7. In My Bedroom - 4:10
 8. So Long - 7:06
 9. I Smell A Rat - 4:55
10. So Wurrid - 5:57
11. Too Our Lost Ones 9/11/01 - 4:12
12. Stop Beggin' Me - 4:24
13. Goin' Away - 3:24

This sophomore disc from the Chicago multi-instrumentalist (but mainly harpist/vocalist) Lester Davenport follows his solo debut by a whopping 11 years. Although it's impossible to justify the wait, this is a terrific West Side Chicago blues album, confirming he's an under-recognized and way under-recorded musician. Guitarist Jimmy Dawkins (who also produced) adds more authenticity to this rugged album, one that could have been recorded for Chess in the '60s. Well, except for a rollicking instrumental entitled "To Our Lost Ones 9/11/01," and even that ignores its contemporary title, capturing the spirit of Little Walter's glory days. Piano duties are shared equally by Detroit Junior (on tracks 1-7) and Allen Batts (on 8-13). Both play with remarkable restraint, as does the entire band. Even Dawkins, who rides shotgun on the disc, lays back and lets Davenport do his thing. Neither Mad Dog's voice nor his "original" songs are particularly memorable, but the groove captured here is soulful and cohesive -- taut but flexible due to the loose professionalism of the players. The sound is clean yet not slick, and neither the artist nor the label compromises artistic integrity to entice a contemporary audience. This is straight-up/no chaser, hardcore Chicago blues played by pros who prove that even when sticking to a classic format, sparks fly in a conducive atmosphere. Kudos also go to the Delmark label for releasing an album so unflinching in its honesty to keep traditional Chicago blues alive.

I Smell a Rat

Barrelhouse - Mooncalf Blues

Bitrate: 192K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 34:59
Size: 48,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Snatch It Back and Hold It -  2:37
 2. Mojo Man -  4:24
 3. Shades in the Rain -  4:16
 4. Maggies Farm -  5:20
 5. Goin' to Brownsville -  4:23
 6. Shake 'Em on Down -  3:39
 7. Back Door Man - 10:17

Barrelhouse is another reason to keep an eye on Blues bands coming out of Richmond, Virginia. The songs are hook driven and catchy and just plain fun for sittin' around with friends drinkin'. The guitar work is a double attack of soulful slide and Texas by way of Chicago riffing.

Mooncalf Blues

Barrelhouse - Barrelhouse

Bitrate: 192K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 39:32
Size: 54,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Won't Be Long - 4:19
 2. Cold Woman - 3:25
 3. Shot of Blues - 3:36
 4. Iced Tea - 5:38
 5. Don't Be Surprised - 3:49
 6. Must Have Been the Shine - 3:42
 7. Have You Got Love - 3:41
 8. Easy Come, Easy Go - 4:23
 9. Young Man - 4:24
10. Blue Eyes - 2:29

Barrelhouse is another reason to keep an eye on Blues bands coming out of Richmond, Virginia. The songs are hook driven and catchy and just plain fun for sittin' around with friends drinkin'. The guitar work is a double attack of soulful slide and Texas by way of Chicago riffing.


The Magic Bones - Shake Your Bones

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 43:11
Size: 99,0 MB
Label: The Hive
Styles: Blurs/Blues Rock/Rock`n`Roll
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shake Your Bones - 3:38
 2. Many Need Two Times - 3:00
 3. Mohair Sam - 3:53
 4. Sixteen Tons - 3:40
 5. 44 Blues - 3:21
 6. Imagine - 3:22
 7. Directly from My Heart - 4:53
 8. Te Ni Nee Ni Nu - 2:37
 9. I Can Tell - 4:21
10. Dirt on Dirt - 3:20
11. She's Alright - 4:21
12. I Don't Need No Doctor - 2:40

I Magic Bones nascono nel 2012 e propongono un repertorio Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock 'n' Roll e Soul, che parte dalle radici del blues e attraverso Ray Charles e Otis Redding arriva fino ai Beatles ed ai Rolling Stones, affiancati da una serie di composizioni originali. Il risultato e un solido ed originale ponte basato su una matura ricerca artistica fra il Blues delle origini e quello dei giorni nostri.

Emiliano Degl'Innocenti: chitarra, voce, armonica
ha collaborato con Guitar Crusher, Ben E King, Eddie Floyd, the Miracles ed altri artisti americani di Blues e Soul nel 2012 ha pubblicato il suo cd solista EMIBLUES

Giovanni Grasso: basso, chitarra e voce
nel 1996 pubblica per la Sony Music il cd Soluzioni Chimiche, nel 2000 il singolo km dal Suolo, Sanchez and the blues destroyers, John&Yoko, I Conigli

Matteo Sodini / Enrico Cecconi / Enzo Panichi: batteria
Jake Lear, Dale Hawkins, Sweaters, Chicago Blue Revue.

Shake Your Bones

вторник, 23 апреля 2019 г.

Big Shanty - Collection

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 43:27 + 43:11
Size: 99,6 MB + 99,0 MB
Label: King Mojo / Dick Wooley Associates
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Whisky Woman - 3:52
 2. Stop Pushing Me - 4:42
 3. They Say It's Raining - 4:34
 4. Got A Hold On Me - 4:18
 5. Queen Of Hearts Has Disappeared - 5:44
 6. Right Combination - 3:05
 7. World Of Trouble - 5:19
 8. Smoke & Mirrors - 8:49
 9. 100 Pound Hammer - 3:01

 1. Killing Fields - 5:04
 2. Uncle Sam Go To Rehab - 4:49
 3. New Messiah - 3:51
 4. Born Up In Trouble - 3:13
 5. Living On The Edge Of Time - 4:53
 6. Gone Downtown - 4:12
 7. Kiss The Eight Ball - 4:09
 8. Love Train - 4:18
 9. Walking Shoes - 5:11
10. Ride With The Wind - 3:26

“Got my own way/and it works just fine.” So growls Big Shanty amid the greasy funk blues of “Stop Pushing Me,” second cut on the first of this two-disc, 19-song overview of his impressive musical endeavors. Well, it has indeed worked out just fine for the big man since he stormed into the blues world with 2004’s World of Trouble and has continued marching on like Sherman to the sea, adopting a strictly scorched earth policy as he goes. A triple-threat writer/singer/slide guitarist, Shanty attacks most of his songs with impunity and a foul disposition, because this is serious business indeed. You can tell that much from the howling slide sorties and in-your-face vocal report to a wayward woman marking his punishing, Hendrix-like “They Say It’s Raining” (disc one). He may turn down the heat a bit on something such as “Got a Hold On Me,” in which both his dark, ominous voice and spacey guitar evoke the specter of the Doors at their finest; and on “World of Trouble,” he goes deep into the heart of a broken-hearted melody of a blues ballad, his voice full of the pain of betrayal, his stinging guitar adding a second, aggrieved voice to his own. He prefers, however, to get off simmer quickly and unequivocally. Disc one shows what he has done with mostly a basic band behind him—the occasional horn section or synth will show up—and thus showcases the variety of blues and blues-inflected styles over which he exercises complete dominion. A special treat in this set is the fevered, pumping, ‘50s-style musical orgy he engages in on a saucy, braggadocio-filled come-on, “Right Combination,” a crispy live track that gets some added oomph courtesy Phil Davis’s rollicking keyboards, Rick Phillips’s rumbling bass sax and a tart, electrifying Eddie Jett guitar solo complementing Big Shanty’s feisty vocal.
Disc two’s ten cuts feature Big Shanty’s combo joined by an array of special guests, including Wet Willie bassist Jack Hall (who enters the fray on the intense, unsparing title track from 2007’s Ride With the Wind, a relentless, multi-textured assault driven in part by Big Shanty’s rarely heard fingerpicked acoustic blues guitar, with Eddie Jett taking the electric guitar lead for a couple of searing solos en route); Hydra guitarist Spencer Kirkpatrick on a couple of cuts (including the sputtering, funkified southern soul delight, “Kiss the Eight Ball,” and the hard charging, party-hearty invite to sensual delights, “Love Train,” on which Kirkpatrick steps up for an energized, soaring solo about halfway through); the estimable and indefatigable Col. Bruce Hampton, adding out-there electric steel atmospherics to the grinding “Living On the Edge of Time”; and, on seven of the 10 cuts, Liz Melendez, doing honors both as guitarist and soul shouter vocalist—her heavy metal thunder on “Uncle Sam Go To Rehab” is all wondrous, brutal beauty defining a topical screed of Big Shanty’s directed at political corruption and government waste (this disc opens with another topical entry, the anti-war screed, “Killing Fields,” an occasion for Melendez to announce herself with wailing, electric protests), and on the aforementioned “Kiss the Eight Ball,” her multitracked backing chorus brings a Bonnie Bramlett soul strut to the proceedings.
The simple title of this release is telling: “greatest hits” has no relevance in Big Shanty’s world; “His Best” would be only partly correct, since more than two discs would be needed to support such a title. No, Collection is good. It’s not limiting, it’s not hyperbolic, it’s even understated. The better to lay you flat out when you get steamrolled by the contents herein. Watch out—there’s more to come. Big Shanty’s at large.


Roy Roberts - Deeper Shade of Blue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 52:00
Size: 126,6 MB
Label: King Snake Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Let Me Help You Tonight - 3:52
 2. Blues Get Off My Shoulder - 3:19
 3. Tonight Your Love Belongs to Me - 3:46
 4. Mr. D.J. - 3:25
 5. I Tried - 5:28
 6. I Can't Go On - 3:46
 7. I'll Chase Your Blues Away - 6:16
 8. Learning to Love You Again - 3:23
 9. My Shades of Blue - 5:29
10. I've Been Makin' Love - 4:09
11. Let Our Love Last Forever - 5:10
12. We Always Work It On Out - 3:50

Roy Roberts - Guitar, Vocals;
Ace Moreland - Guitar;
Sonny Rhodes - Lap Steel Guitar;
Mark Von Mourick - Guitar;
Bob "Rattlesnake" Greenlee - Bass;
Doug Bare - Organ, Piano;
Ronnie "Byrd" Foster - Drums;
Rusty Smith - Fluegel horn, Horn Arrangements, Trombone, Trumpet;
Wally West - Sax (Baritone), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor).

Robert's brand of blues comes from the R&B side of the book, a style he honed to perfection as guitarist for Dee Clark, Solomon Burke, Eddie Floyd and others. His second Kingsnake release finds him mining the same turf of slow blues, soul numbers and dance tracks as his 1997 outing, Every Shade of Blue. Standout tracks include "I'll Chase Your Blues Away," "Let Our Love Last Forever," "Mr. D.J." and duets with Little Royal on "I've Been Makin' Love" and Priscilla Price on "We're Gonna Work It Out."

Deeper Shade of Blues

San Pedro Slim - In Times Like These

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 49:02
Size: 112,4 MB
Label: Mojo King Records
Styles: Blues/West CoastBlues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Down on Pacific - 4:10
 2. I Was Wrong - 4:29
 3. Goin to See Mr. Lee - 2:53
 4. Valentine's Day at a Motel 6 - 4:05
 5. If It's Over - 3:48
 6. Low Pay Loser Blues - 4:22
 7. No Overtime - 4:25
 8. When You Hurt - 6:44
 9. Workin for the Edd - 3:57
10. Give It Time - 3:37
11. Payday Loan - 3:54
12. You Must Thing I"M A Fool - 2:32

West Coast harpman and storyteller par excellence San Pedro Slim is back with his latest for Mojo King Records, this one entitled, “In Times Like These.”  It’s a set that’s guaranteed to help you get through today’s tough times, with a sometimes-biting, sometimes-humorous  look at folks livin’ day-to-day just to get by. Slim wrote all but one of the cuts herein, and he’s on harp and vocals, with Joe Conde on guitar, producer Kenny Huff on bass, Mark Vasapolli on drums, Mike Malone on keys, and the horn section of Lawrence White and Jorge Garcia.
After a cool, gospel-radio station intro, Slim starts off with a swingin’ instrumental, “Down On Pacific,” as he busts out the big ol’ chromatic.  A cha-cha beat drives “Going To See Mr. Lee,” the man who’ll help you “leave your troubles behind” when you re-organize and “file a BK!”  Another tune about “workin’ hard for so little pay” is a sweet slow-groove titled “Low Pay Loser Blues,” with Joe’s twangy guitar and Mike’s acoustic piano adding to the “hard times” feel.  The horns get down to bidness on a cut written by Kenny Huff, the funk-filled strut of workin’ to keep a lover happy, “No Overtime.” We had two favorites, too.  Slim vows to “make next year better,” but, right now, it’s “Valentine’s Day At Motel 6,” set over a horn-driven, slow-dancin’-styled groove.  And, perhaps the set’s most humorous cut looks at the California jobless rate by way of a cool eight-bar, stop-time tale of “don’t call me unemployed–I’m Workin’ For The EDD!” San Pedro Slim writes about things he’s seen and stuff that permeates the daily news.  The country needs a stiff shot of good blues that’ll sho’ nuff make you feel better “In Times Like These.”  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

In Times Like These

Michael Bloom And The Blues Prophecy - Whisper In The Wind

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 47:54
Size: 110,1 MB
Label: Random Acts Media
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Time On My Hands - 3:41
 2. Whisper In The Wind - 3:20
 3. Just Can't Win - 4:48
 4. I Remember Love - 3:27
 5. Brownsville - 4:51
 6. Old Man Blues - 6:50
 7. Till I Met You - 3:33
 8. No Luck At All - 5:01
 9. Lisa - 4:50
10. I Ain't Got The Blues - 3:44
11. Dust My Broom - 3:44

Michael Bloom is a Chicago-born, classically-trained guitarist, singer and songwriter of classic and original blues. From Oakland, CA to Chicago, IL, he’s honed his style and music. While in Chicago, Michael played with blues legend, Mary Lane, and recorded tracks for his new CD, "Whisper in the Wind". He has recently been accepted as a ReverbNation Curated artist and will be featured on the ReverbNation homepage in July. Michael now resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and travels regularly to Chicago for the blues.

Whisper In The Wind

Tracy Kash - Fierce

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 43:32
Size: 99,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Funky Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Face Time - 3:46
 2. If I - 3:52
 3. Buried Treasure - 3:58
 4. Don't Say Goodbye - 3:17
 5. Moments - 4:49
 6. I Love Me More - 4:29
 7. A Little More Time - 3:49
 8. Lucky Penny - 4:23
 9. Dearest (Theme from Lion's Paw Film "Possessive") - 2:53
10. You Can't Come to My Party - 3:50
11. Mezzanine - 4:21

Gorgeous blend of world, blues, and pop music beautifully crafted by this talented, award-winning multi-instrumentalist and vocalist - sure to satisfy any palate!
Tracy Kash delivers some serious grooves in this latest release, especially with the help of her stellar band, the Bro' Fo's (Pat Shanley, guitar; Chuck Bartels, bass; Van Hunsberger (drums). Anyone would be hard-pressed to sit still listening to such groovers as "You Can't Come to My Party" or "Face Time", two parts James Brown, two parts Ray Charles. Surprisingly, the more mellow, self-reflective selections are equally compelling especially given the beautiful melodies and stunning arrangements on display. This album is a wonderful mix of a wide variety of styles - world, pop, jazz, blues and more - definitely something for everyone. It most certainly reflects the unbelievably broad musical background possessed by this talented multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/composer.
"Those who appreciate true music sung and performed by artists who know how to do it right will no doubt love (Tracy Kash). Kash is a true talent with the best voice I have heard in years and the songwriting ... is no less than top notch."
L. Anne Carrington, Indie Music Stop


четверг, 11 апреля 2019 г.

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones Featuring Monster Mike Welch - Sugar Ray & The Bluetones Featuring Monster Mike Welch

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 57:48
Size: 132,5 MB
Label: Severn Records
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Full

 1. I Believe - 4:03
 2. Get Over Me - 4:16
 3. And the Angels Sing - 2:53
 4. Love and Trouble - 5:08
 5. Feeling Blue - 4:12
 6. Tell Me What's Going On - 3:58
 7. Burial Seasons - 5:25
 8. TWhy the Sun Sets Red and Low - 2:21
 9. I Asked My Baby - 4:47
10. Funk-Shun - 6:55
11. Linda Lou - 4:53
12. Tomorrow Morning - 4:19
13. From Now On This Morning (11 September) - 4:32

Sugar Ray Norcia has a burnished and warm quality to his voice that's ideally suited to the laid-back and rockin' blues featured on Sugar Ray & the Bluetones Featuring Monster Mike Welch. In fact, the whole band sounds steeped in Hennessy and tradition. This includes guest Welch, whose work on his mid-tempo original "Get Over Me" proves how close he is to matching the quality of B.B. King and Jimmie Vaughan. As a whole, the album is a tasty affair moving deftly from interesting standards such as the Norcia harmonica-driven "And the Angels Sing" to the torrid balladry of "Love and Trouble." This is easily one of Sugar Ray's best efforts.
Two-time Grammy Award nominee Sugar Ray Norcia is back and better than ever with this self-titled release featuring guitarist 'Monsterquot; Mike Welch. Following up his Boston Music Award nominated quot;Rockin' Sugar Daddyquot; (SEE #12), Sugar Ray once again delivers his signature brand of hard driving blues complete with blistering guitar, assertive harmonica and a flawless performance delivered by one of today's premier blues vocalists. Sugar Ray and The Bluetones Featuring "Monster" Mike Welch/

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones Featuring Monster Mike Welch

Sakis Dovolis Trio - Cross the Line

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 47:56
Size: 110,6 MB
Label: Grooveyard Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. All over You - 3:46
 2. Come On - 3:35
 3. Everything - 4:16
 4. I'm No Angel - 5:08
 5. Cross the Line - 5:18
 6. Burn It Down - 3:41
 7. Shades of Blue - 1:41
 8. Show Me Your Love - 5:46
 9. Devil's Road - 4:20
10. Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings - 5:06
11. Legacy - 5:14

Outstanding debut studio disc by this awesome blues/rock guitarist
from Greece. Includes 11 songs of excellent, world-class, blues-based, soul-powered, heavy guitar rock power trio music that delivers and is guaranteed to rock your good jam:house down to the solid ground. Sakis Dovolis is an exciting, young talented blues/rock axeslinger who kicks serious authentic six string ass from start to finish on the amazing "Cross The Line" disc. Brother Sakis is a legit new "guitar hero" who lands with deep inspiration & passion on the instrument, a true bonafide axeripper supreme who plays with style, class and soul. Completing the Sakis Dovolis Trio line-up is the amazing rhythm section of Fotis Dovolis on bass and Nick Kalivas
on drums, both excellent talented musicians who lock in and nail down the SDT groove with power, strength and excellence. Last but not least, heavy props and credit goes to our "good musical brother" Stavros Papadopoulos for co-producing, mixing & mastering the Sakis Dovolis Trio: "Cross The Line" disc to high levels of sonic perfection at Freerock Studio in Kavala City, Greece. If you dig serious blues/rock heavy guitar power trio music, you owe it to yourself to check out the Sakis Dovolis Trio: "Cross The Line" disc that lands solid with musical strength between a rock and a blues place. An essential, killer blues/rock guitar disc from Grooveyard Records that is Highly Recommended to fans of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top,
Robin Trower, Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Gales, Philip Sayce, Lance Lopez, Jay Jesse Johnson, Tony Spinner, Craig Erickson, Bryce Janey, Alan Miritakani (Buddaheads), Dirty Dave Osti, Vince Hawkins, Brett Ellis and all other world-class heavy guitar slingers on planet earth & beyond(https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/sakisdovolistrio).

Cross the Line

Davis Coen - These Things Shall Pass

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 43:42
Size: 100,9 MB
Label: Soundview Productions
Styles: Blues/Country Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Working for Jesus - 2:41
 2. Stand By You - 3:36
 3. Diamonds In Your Back Yard - 4:00
 4. Saint Christopher - 4:25
 5. What a Friend We Have In Jesus - 2:36
 6. Shifting the Tide - 5:38
 7. Jesus' Hand - 3:20
 8. Lord, Let Me Do Right - 4:14
 9. You Are the Onliest (God I Know) - 3:50
10. These Things Shall Pass - 3:03
11. Lesser Man - 3:24
12. Old Rugged Cross - 2:49

In the last seventeen years, singer and songwriter Davis Coen has had a prolific career, at least based on the fact that he now has ten recordings on his resume. Typically his music is a mix of blues and country. However, he has long harbored a desire to record an album that features his spiritual influences. Enlisting a number of friends to help out, Coen delivers a primer on spiritual salvation with eight original hymns, two co-written, and four covers.
Drummer Ryan Rogers establishes a solid foundation on the opener, “Working For Jesus,” written by the legendary Willie Mitchell and originally done by Willie Banks and the Messengers. Coen expounds on the difficulties of maintaining the faith as Eric Carlton on organ creates the appropriate atmosphere.
The title track, written by Stuart Hamblen, adds the singer’s country influences, thanks to the pedal steel guitar of Kell Kellum. “Lesser Man” is built around Carlton on piano and an earnest vocal from Coen. Guitarist Patrick McClary joins the leader for several duets, “Saint Christopher” being a gently rollicking blues-country-gospel highlight while “Jesus’ Hand,” which the two singers wrote, dials up the gospel fever over the Nathan Robbins thumping bass work.
Standout tracks include “Diamonds In Your Back Yard,” a song reminding listeners that joy is all around us, waiting to be discovered. Coen is equally compelling on “Shifting The Tide,” sharing his passion with a vocal chorus to create a Sunday experience. The stripped-down arrangement for “You Are the Onliest (God I Know)” leaves plenty of space for the singer’s personal testament on faith. Kellum’s returns on “Stand By You,” setting up an stimulating musical interplay between his pedal steel and Carlton on piano. Coen’s measured approach fails to inspire on two stalwart hymns, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and “Old Rugger Cross,” the later getting a boost from Jonny Ciaramitaro on mandolin. Several other artists, singer Damein Wash and bass player Stuart Cole, also make contributions to the project.
Davis Coen can cross this one off his bucket list. While this project is centered on faith and religion, the singer refrains from trying to recreate the passionate performances of the best gospel groups. He utilizes a laid-back style that suits his abilities, and allows him to deliver his message utilizing a range of styles. It is a solid effort from this well-traveled musician, aimed at those who feel a need for redemption

These Things Shall Pass

Lil' Dave Thompson - Got To Get Over You

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 48:02
Size: 110,1 MB
Label: Electro-Fi Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Got To Get Over You - 4:36
 2. Out In The Cold - 4:36
 3. I Got The Blues - 4:58
 4. I Wonder - 5:12
 5. Hard Headed Woman - 4:13
 6. Player's Card - 5:22
 7. Lil' Girl - 6:42
 8. Make A Fool Of Me - 4:13
 9. Need For Speed - 4:19
10. Something Come Over Me - 3:49

You may have first heard guitarist Lil’ Dave Thompson in the late 80’s when he toured with Booba Barnes or in 1996 as part of the Fat Possum Blues Caravan in the esteemed company of R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Paul “Wine” Jones (now sadly, just ten years on, all three are gone). Lil’ Dave has an incredible blues history for an artist just 37 years old. This CD is the next chapter in it. Play it loud the next time you need to get truly loose, it will take you where you want to go.

Got To Get Over You

O. B. Buchana - Face Down

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 50:31
Size: 115,8 MB
Label: Ecko Records
Styles: Blues/Soul Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Need A Drink - 4:43
 2. My Outside Woman - 3:58
 3. Face Down - 4:40
 4. Step Till The Morning Light - 4:37
 5. My Baby Is A Sweet Thang - 4:52
 6. Just Cruzin' - 4:46
 7. I'm Whipped Again - 5:11
 8. I Hump It - 4:36
 9. Hot Doggin' Cold Lovin' - 4:41
10. Zydeco Lady - 4:11
11. Zydeco Lady (Club Mix) - 4:12

Born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, Buchana spent his childhood in Clarksdale. O.B. began singing when he was only 8 in the gospel choir at his Baptist church. By the time he was a teenager the gospel group Mighty Suns Of God selected him to be their lead singer. In the early 1990's O.B. signed with the record label Blue River and he recorded his first hit single "Back Up Lover". His first disc "It's Over" followed to critical acclaim. Next he signed with Suzie Q Records for "I Got Caught". His career has truly taken off after signing with Ecko Records/

Face Down

среда, 10 апреля 2019 г.

Steve Krase - Some Day

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 41:31
Size: 95,5 MB
Label: Connor Ray Music
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Contemporary Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Why People Like That - 1:52
 2. Put The Cokane Down - 4:11
 3. Jealous Love - 3:15
 4. Goin' Down For The Last Time - 3:51
 5. Someday - 4:45
 6. She Does It Right - 4:22
 7. Texistential Blues (Song For Jerry) - 2:55
 8. Down The Line - 3:35
 9. Did You No Wrong - 4:27
10. Blister In The Sun - 1:32
11. I'm A Rocker - 3:02
12. When The Levee Breaks - 3:38

Whom do you get when you mix the Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix? Brooklyn, New York’s Steve Krase, rhyming with “ace” – and that he is, on blues harmonica. He previously spent ten years as harp man for the Houston group Jerry Lightfoot and the Essentials. After they broke up, Steve spent a few years as sideman with Matt Leddy and the Meatcutters before forming Steve Krase and the In Crowd. In 2004 and 2005, this band was in the finals of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. With such a pedigree, it’s no surprise that Steve has put together some top-notch talent to perform alongside him on his debut CD. It features Krase on harmonica and vocals, guitarists James Henry and David Krase, bassists Eugene “Spare Time” Murray and Gaven Krase, Bobby Markoff and Robert Lewis “Pee Wee” Stephens on keyboards, drummers Mark Dufrene, Don Swanson and Carl Owens, Eric Demmer on saxophone, Tommie Lee Bradley on backing vocals, and pianist Randy Wall. On seven original songs and five covers, they make no apologies for their sizzling style. The three selections below are fresh compositions:
Track 02: “Put the Cokane Down” – Taking illegal drugs is never a good idea, especially when a local lawman might be watching: “Put the cokane [sic] down…You see, the sheriff is on the other side of town. I shot my wife; I shot my car! I told my friends I’m going to be a star.” Unfortunately, that’s not what happens to our narrator, and the only place where he gains any fame is in prison. David Krase wrote this song, and also provides its sly guitar intro.
Track 05: “Someday” – The title track is a slightly mellow ballad that’s definitely poignant, also written by David Krase: “My mama left me when I was just thirteen – left me in the graveyard with an old gypsy queen. Tombstone for my pillow and a gravesite for my bed; don’t cry, Mama, I will find you someday.” One would hope this tune is not autobiographical, although its highlights are Steve Krase’s howling harp and “Pee Wee” Stephens’ eerie keyboards.
Track 07: “Texistential Blues (Song for Jerry)” – This reviewer would like to nominate the title of number seven as one of the most creative of 2014. A rollicking instrumental, “Texistential Blues” most clearly shows where the influences of SRV and the Allman Brothers Band comes in. It may be short, not even three minutes, but it’s the sweetest and spiciest offering on the album.
Blues traditionalists may fault Steve Krase in three areas: a slight reliance on covers, his talk-singing vocals, and how far he leans toward the ‘rock’ side of blues rock. However, these are minor flaws compared to his major musicianship. “Someday” is an album that’s perfect for summer, either at an outdoor barbecue or on the road for vacation!

Some Day

Mike Goudreau & The Boppin' Blues Band - Boppin' 15

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 59:46
Size: 137,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Jump Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Should Have Known Better - 3:20
 2. Look At Little Sister - 3:52
 3. Blues Des Loups - 3:43
 4. Way Down South - 3:30
 5. Same Old Blues - 4:57
 6. I Dig My Job - 4:16
 7. Juke Joint Cafe - 3:51
 8. Love This Rhythm - 3:41
 9. On Se Retrouvera - 5:27
10. Come Home Baby - 3:58
11. Spend The Money Blues - 4:03
12. Have You Been Down To New Orleans? - 2:50
13. The Grass Ain't Greener - 3:13
14. Ma Meilleure Amie - 3:45
15. Celestial Shore - 5:13

A mixture of swing, funk, Gospel,jazzy blues with horn section, guitar, organ and vocals. Swingin' good times guaranteed .
and celebrates with a great new Anniversary album
Mike Goudreau – founder and leader of the great Boppin’ Blues Band from Quebec’s Eastern Townships – has released a new CD just in time for summer, bringing together the best of the band’s previously released songs as well as some brand new material in the “rockin', rompin', stompin’” style we’ve come to expect from this group over the past 15 years.
Entitled “Boppin’ 15” – what else? - the new CD contains 15 cuts with 8 previously released tracks and 7 new ones including 11 original songs and 4 covers. Over the years some of the band members have changed but this album, as with all the previous, still boasts some of the best rhythm and brass musicians in Quebec along with some very special guests including Peter Brown on piano, Didier Dumoutier on accordion, Harmonica Zeke on harmonica, Michael Goodsell on pedal steel guitar and a few more.
“When Richard Bergeron and I started the Boppin' Blues Band with a demo that we recorded LIVE on a cassette deck in my dad's basement 15 years ago I never would have thought we would be around this long having played hundreds of festivals and gigs (most notably the Montreal Jazz Festival five times) and produced four albums” says Mike. “We really just loved playing swing blues that included a hot horn section and trying to create new original tunes that could have been written and recorded in the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. What a great ride it’s been!”
The festival season is under way and Mike & The Boppin’ Blues Band’s schedule is busy. The new album will be launched officially at the end of the summer but it will be released before that so be sure to catch them at a Festival near you for a preview. To find out where to get the new CD, hear a few MP3 clips from it and where and when to see the band LIVE visit www.mikegoudreau.com
Comments from blues media about Boppin Blues Band:
" A hearty vocalist and effective guitarist who plays snarling, tightly wound leads...A highly enjoyable set." Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue Magazine, USADec/Jan 2008
" Boppin 15, la compilation a avoir, riche en textures musicales et ambiances savoureuses, cela va du Blues shuffle ( la marque du Boppin' ) jusqu'au swing, le dessert a chaque tounes. " Arol Rouchon, BCR la revue, France, Sept. 2007
"Quality Canadian blues...solid and unpretentious...swings with snappy sincerity and crisp energy...In a perfect world the Grass Ain't Greener would put Goudreau on the U.S. radar" Hal Horowitz, Blues Revue Magazine, USA Oct/Nov 2006 Issue
"Goudreau plays lead guitar with the tone and taste of greats like Otis Rush and Albert King, and writes compelling, original songs". Jeremy Loome, Edmonton Sun
“ Undiluted blues from one of the purest players on the Canadian scene” Al Kirkcaldy, CFFF 92.7 FM, Peterborough, ON
“Goudreau is a natural. He leads a great band with exciting original songs that dare you to sit still” John Valenteyn, Maple Blues, Toronto Blues Society
" ...One of Canada's most talented bands.. Andy " Blues Boy " Grigg, Real Blues Magazine, Victoria, B.C.

Boppin' 15

Deep Down Detox - Deep Down Detox

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 33:45
Size: 115,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Roots Rock/Blues Rock/
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Fire In The Belly - 3:38
 2. She Deemed - 5:26
 3. Cold Comforts - 3:19
 4. Your Own Decision - 4:49
 5. Heart Bound - 2:01
 6. Back To The Streets - 4:00
 7. Down Real Low - 3:43
 8. Shine - 3:01
 9. Session Out-Take - 3:41

Conceived in the depths of a Thomastown water mill, Deep Down Detox, is a raucous troupe of musical misfits blending blues, soul, funk and country into a highly danceable, incendiary mash-up!

Deep Down Detox

вторник, 9 апреля 2019 г.

Teeny Tucker - Voodoo to Do You

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 39:11
Size: 90,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Voodoo Woman - 3:26
 2. Commit a Crime - 3:26
 3. Love Spell - 3:58
 4. Voodoo Voodoo - 2:25
 5. Tuff Lover - 2:21
 6. I Can Do All That - 3:17
 7. Shoes - 2:47
 8. It's Your Voodoo Workin' - 2:28
 9. Muddier Things Get - 2:46
10. I'm a Woman - 2:57
11. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - 2:51
12. Death Don't Have No Mercy - 3:11
13. Sun Room - 3:11

Being a Blues CD reviewer and Blues radio show co-host, I encounter hundreds of albums per year. Imagine the range that appears, from sadly amateurish to inspiringly great. In almost every case, what separates the exciting album from the mundane is the quality of the vocals. And, honestly, how many truly exceptional, contemporary vocalists are there? My radio partner and I have not found many!
Dayton, Ohio’s Teeny Tucker is the best female Blues vocalist on the scene today! Her singing has a tone that is just instantly pleasing, no matter what the subject matter of the song. Her voice has superior qualities in passion, timbre, pitch, range and volume that define modern Blues. Now, add to that Teeny’s songwriting, backup singers, loyal touring and studio band-mates, and musical director, co-writer, and guitarist Robert Hughes, and you have a stellar combination showcased wonderfully and most recently in Teeny’s third CD, “Voodoo to Do You.” Besides Hughes, complementing Tucker are David Gastel on harmonica and keyboards, Robert Blackburn on bass, Darrell Jumper on drums, Mary Lusco-Ashley and Paula Brown – background vocals, and Linda Dachtyl adds Hammond B3 and piano to four tracks.
Across the set, Teeny Tucker, daughter of Tommy “Hi Heel Sneakers” Tucker, knows just the right notes to cast a spell on listeners. Since the beginning of her professional singing career in 1996, Teeny has mesmerized genre aficionados with releases such as 2008’s award-nominated “Two Big M’s” and 2010’s “Keep the Blues Alive.” Each of the thirteen selections on “Voodoo…” (five originals and eight covers, including a stunning, masterpiece version of Reverend Gary Davis’ “Death Don‘t Have No Mercy”) centers on the tantalizing titular subject. All of them showcase Teeny’s vocals magnificently, especially the three original compositions featured below.
Track 03: “Love Spell”–Some blues melodies spontaneously combust into high-octane lyrics and roaring instrumental riffs, but “Love Spell” is a slow burner. As Teeny yearns for the delightful early days of a fizzled romance, Robert Hughes’ mid-song guitar solo and Linda Dachtyl’s Hammond B3 organ turn up the heat. “I wish things were the way they used to be,” our lovelorn narrator laments, followed by her demand: “Hey, I need you to reach inside and cast a love spell on me!” Perhaps more than any other track on this album, “Love Spell” captures the essence of Teeny’s potent musical voodoo.
Track 07: “Shoes”–This laugh-out-loud-funny song is an ode to fashionable footwear of all kinds, to which many female blues fans can relate! “I’ve got shoes in my closet, lined across the wall, strapped ones, flat ones, ones that make you tall. I got a pair that look nice, a pair that look cool, a pair when I want to cast a spell on you…” Mary Lusco-Ashley and Paula Brown join Tucker (harmonizing with herself) on saucy background vocals, as she sings: “I’m like the woman with so many children that she didn’t know what to do!”
Track 13: “Sun Room”–This previously-unissued track has a unique history. Says Teeny: “…We recorded [it] live at the world-renowned Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. We wrote it a few hours before recording the PBS series [“Sun Sessions”]. Listening to Robert [Hughes’] knowledge of the Sun history shaped the song’s lyrics for me. I was thrilled to have the Teeny Tucker Sun Sessions episode shown on PBS TV in every major market in the USA.” The song itself is a swinging celebration of this legendary studio, complete with guest background vocalist Jackie Tate and bassist Scott Keeler.
Blues fans: enjoy this vocalist and entertainer extraordinaire in her prime. Teeny has never been better, and the band is squeaky tight. And, if you are weary of cold weather and slate-colored skies, Teeny has some “Voodoo to Do You” and banish the winter blahs!
(Reviewed by James "Skyy Dobro" Walker and Rainey Wetnight).

Voodoo to Do You

Lady Dottie & The Diamonds - Lady Dottie & The Diamonds

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 42:45
Size: 98,1 MB
Label: Hi-Speed Soul
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Ain't Mad at Ya - 2:50
 2. Come Along Together - 4:25
 3. Have Love, Will Travel - 3:14
 4. Fuel to Burn - 3:44
 5. Why I Sing the Blues - 4:01
 6. Walking the Dog - 4:12
 7. Livin' it up - 2:12
 8. Love Me or Leave Me - 3:02
 9. Don't You Just Know it - 3:09
10. Crazy 'Bout You Baby - 2:59
11. Wang Dang Doodle - 5:41
12. Movin' on Up - 3:11

A staple in San Diego for more than a decade, featuring some of the most talented musicians around, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds are the region's premier blues act. It's a boogie-woogie dance party that goes all night. Band leader, Lady Dottie, is a soulful woman in her early 60's named Dorothy Mae Whitsett. Singing everywhere from the kitchen to the pulpit, she was raised in a family of 14 and performed in a Gospel Choir. An Alabama-bred fireball, Dottie's curvier than Lombard and got more gumption than a pack of wolves. She's a tambourine toting, hip-gyrating powerhouse with a sultry voice that will leave you trembling.

Lady Dottie & The Diamonds

Awel Blues Experience - Blues, Gear and Beers

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 42:07
Size: 96,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Awel's Boogie - 3:14
 2. Tequila - 3:36
 3. Passing Time Blues - 3:48
 4. Shadow Dancer - 4:07
 5. Flat Tire Blues - 5:53
 6. Rescue Me - 3:32
 7. 2 Minutes - 4:11
 8. Hard to Keep the Faith - 5:19
 9. High Heels - 3:26
10. Blues, Gear And Beers - 4:57

Awel Blues Experience is a blues/rock trio that started in March 2015.
Al was lead guitar player in a Classic Rock cover band with Pat on drums, he wanted to start a new blues/rock project, he already has discussed with Oli, another blues lover that played bass guitar but never played in a band, so naturally Pat joined them and the first rehearsal was organised. Quickly they got their first show for a birthday party and since, in 3 years, they have made around 100 shows with always positive feedback. Their music is a mix of personal compositions and covers influenced by the heavy blues of ZZ Top and Rory Gallagher to sixties blues of Muddy Waters and BB King without forgetting masters like Stevie Ray Vaughan or Eric Clapton.

Blues, Gear and Beers

понедельник, 8 апреля 2019 г.

Teddi P's UOM Band - Among the In-Between

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 63:51
Size: 146,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Deserted Highway - 5:33
 2. We Can Do - 4:49
 3. Arms And Legs - 8:24
 4. Always You - 4:34
 5. Don't Let Me Die - 5:03
 6. Angel Over Me - 8:26
 7. Justified - 5:18
 8. See My God - 6:40
 9. Messages - 5:02
10. In Your Kiss - 4:57
11. In My Life - 4:59

Masterful guitar work brings a classic edge combined with solid lyric to make this cd a great listen !
This cd was a while in the making. Many cuts were put on the shelve before I decided on the content of this cd. I ve enjoyed many guitarists and blues based rock songwriters over the years. I take a little from many of these players that i enjoyed in my life and feel at this point i am representing and delivering a classic performance that will give the listener glimpses of many diverse influences. I place this guitar work on a song structure that never grows old. If you sit down, put a set of headphones on and relax you will not be disappointed .. The songs are different but live under the same rule.. good lyric, good melody and great playing.. sit back and experience this cd.... thanks for listening
Teddi P

Among the In-Between

Bad Habits - Bad Habits

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 32:28
Size: 76,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Great White Night - 3:04
 2. Sweet Reality - 2:54
 3. Black Hawk - 2:53
 4. Getting Old - 4:22
 5. Move On - 3:01
 6. With A Wind Upon My Back - 4:34
 7. The Road - 4:12
 8. Gone - 3:24
 9. Blame It On Me - 3:59

Tim Penny Guitar - Keyboard, Vocals
Tony Amarante - Vocals, Guitar
Gina Arezza - Vocals
Ray Bayer - Lead Guitar
Howard Buckman - Bass, Background Vocals
Kel, aka Stretch, aka Bob Arrey - Drums

A big thank you to all our friends ! Great to see you all, and especially great to see you dancing and having a good time (you know who you are) ! :-)

Bad Habits

Lee Pons - After the Rain

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 51:36
Size: 118,9 MB
Label: Eccentric
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. After the Rain - 5:50
 2. Betty Lou's Little Sister Is Back - 4:24
 3. Ladies of the Bible Club - 3:47
 4. Love You Too Much to Go (Hate You Too Much to Stay) - 3:39
 5. No Mama Don't Cry - 5:00
 6. Poor Man's Burden - 5:17
 7. Sign of the Times - 5:39
 8. Spirits of N'awlins - 3:04
 9. Step Forward You Soldier - 5:41
10. Walking Shoes - 5:13
11. Workin' on a Dream - 3:58

Blues Hall of Fame Inductee Lee Pons is back with his long awaited CD.
Lee first made the headlines in the Blues World with two award winning New Orleans Boogie Blues Solo Piano Masterpieces, "Big Boogie Voodoo" and "Togged to the Bricks". Now he unleashes his skills on "After The Rain", where Lee showcases his skills in a Full Band Setting...
We have no doubt that you'll agree "After The Rain" will be another gem in Lee Pons crown with songs ranging from Full Tilt Rave Ups to Sultry Blues all delivered in that Classic Lee Pons style
Take a listen and hear it for yourself , "After The Rain" is a true classic

After the Rain

Rick Vito - Soulshaker

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 45:43
Size: 105,1 MB
Label: Vizztone Label Group
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. She's Just Too Fine - 2:50
 2. I've Got a Secret - 3:49
 3. I Do Believe - 3:49
 4. World on Fire - 4:43
 5. Doggin' Around - 3:20
 6. Dancin' Little Sister - 3:40
 7. The Ball and Chain - 4:16
 8. I'm Going to Heaven - 3:29
 9. Soul Shadows - 3:19
10. Walking Shoes - 4:40
11. Promise Land - 3:28
12. A Change is Gonna Come - 4:13

SOULSHAKER highlights his incisive songwriting, soulful singing, and the slide guitar playing that Bonnie Raitt describes as “sharp as a Cadillac tail fin.
Rick Vito is best known as being a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1987 until 1991 when he took over for Lindsey Buckingham. Vito’s first solo album was 1992’s “King of Hearts” on Atlantic Records. In 2001 Vito won a Blues Music Award for writing the Song of the Year, “Its 2 A.M.”, sung by Shemekia Copeland on her album “Wicked”. Vito was also part of the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, and he received a 2010 Grammy nomination in the category of “Best Traditional Blues” for his work as artist and producer on their album “Blue Again”. Vito has worked with Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, John Fogarty, Rita Coolidge, Maria Muldaur, Roy Orbison and others. He has nine previous albums and two DVDs. Vito’s last recording was 2015’s “Mojo on My Side”, first released as an import on Belgium Hypertension Records, before being released in the U.S. on the Delta Groove Record label. Overall Vito appears on over 100 recordings.Featured on this recording are Vito, guitar, bass, keyboards, and vocals; and Charles “Mojo” Johnson or Rick Reed, drums. Additional musicians include Kevin McKendree or Mark Horwitz, organ; and Charles Harrison, bass. All of the songs are from Vito except for two.The opener “She’s Just Too Fine” is followed by the smoky “I’ve Got A Secret” with an evocative guitar solo from Vito, and it’s own lyrical sensuality. Reed’s drums power “I Do Believe” with a great slide solo. “The Ball and Chain” was co-written by Vito with Steve Moos. “Doggin’ Around” was written by Lena Agree and first recorded by Jackie Wilson in 1959; McKendree is featured on organ. The closer “A Change is Gonna Come” is the Sam Cooke classic recorded in 1964. Vito’s last several albums have elevated him to the top of the blues world, as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. This new album should help him continue to rise as both an artist and festival headliner~ Richard Ludmerer


Roy Buchanan - Live at Town Hall 1974

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 62:20 + 49:33
Size: 143,8 MB + 114,3 MB
Label: Real Gone Music
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Done Your Daddy Dirty - 3:17
 2. Reelin' and Rockin' - 2:13
 3. Hot Cha - 4:12
 4. Further on up the Road - 3:39
 5. Roy's Bluz - 8:00
 6. Can I Change My Mind - 5:47
 7. Hey Joe - 8:35
 8. Too Many Drivers - 2:50
 9. Down By the River - 9:16
10. I'm a Ram - 4:22
11. In the Beginning - 2:18
12. Driftin & Driftin - 7:45

 1. I'm Evil - 3:48
 2. Too Many Drivers - 5:07
 3. Done Your Daddy Dirty - 2:03
 4. Roy's Bluz - 8:47
 5. Further on up the Road - 3:55
 6. Hey Joe - 8:07
 7. Can I Change My Mind - 6:17
 8. In the Beginning - 2:29
 9. All Over Again (Ive Got a Mind to Give up Living) - 8:55

Roy Buchanan is the guitarist's guitar hero. Singularly uninterested in rock stardom and the trappings of fame that go with it, Buchanan never achieved the popularity of his six-string peers; yet his unfathomable technique and ferocious Telecaster tone put him near the top of any serious listing of the greatest guitarists of all time. Stories abound about the regard with which other musicians held Roy (and the indifference with which he greeted their esteem); for example, legend has it he turned down the Rolling Stones for the job Mick Taylor got, and blew off playing with John Lennon, while Jeff Beck dedicated "'Cause We've Ended as Lovers" from Blow by Blow to him. These days, his ability to create the sounds he did without the use of any effects, often from his patented "pinch harmonic" method of playing, continue to astound players both casual and professional. Buchanan recorded a number of commendable studio albums, but on stage was where the magic happened; that's why most listeners deem the 1974 Live Stock album to be his best. But the tracks on that album, like most live records, were cherry-picked from several different shows, in this case both sets Roy played at New York City's Town Hall on November 27, 1974. In fact, of the 21 songs Roy played that night, only six came out on Live Stock, and one other, a version of Neil Young's "Down by the River," came out on a subsequent compilation. That leaves 14 unreleased performances-and now, Real Gone Music presents Live at Town Hall 1974, a 2-CD set that captures both shows in their entirety, drawn from the original multitrack tapes recorded that night by The Record Plant Mobile Studio. Several things strike you as you listen to these two shows. First, this was a good band, perhaps Roy's best, with Malcolm Lukens on keyboards, John Harrison on bass, Ronnie "Byrd" Foster on drums, and Billy Price on lead vocals when Roy didn't take a turn. Second, the six tracks originally selected for Live Stock were the "safe" tracks, showing the band at their most succinct. It's no accident that all but one came from the first show; during the second show, the band-perhaps spurred on by some refreshment during intermission-positively swaggers as Roy deals one lightning lead after another, even having fun with a faulty patch cord on the first song of the second set. For this monumental release, we've made every effort to put you right in the front row; both our liner note writer (Buchanan biographer Phil Carson) and photographer (Charles R. Cohen) were there that night, and have the stories and shots to prove it. Mixed and mastered by Tom Lewis at Studio 1093 in Athens, Georgia, and produced by Bill Levenson, this one's a major addition to the Buchanan discography and further proof that nobody, but nobody, played guitar like Roy Buchanan.

Live at Town Hall 1974