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пятница, 28 июня 2019 г.

Wanda Johnson - Hold What You Got

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 56:02
Size: 128,5 MB
Label: Erwin
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hold What You Got - 2:50
 2. Wheel Your Love to Me - 3:31
 3. Your Side of Town - 4:43
 4. Allergic to Mink - 4:25
 5. Believe Me, Baby - 3:17
 6. Give Your Face a Rest - 3:34
 7. Move On - 4:59
 8. Walkin' Don't Cost Nothin' - 3:50
 9. Riding Out This Love - 5:35
10. Good Home Lovin' - 3:47
11. The Pane - 3:21
12. Girlfriend - 3:15
13. Dropping Names - 3:17
14. It's About Time - 5:35

Wanda Johnson's journey continues with "Hold What You Got", her third CD. Born and raised in rural upstate South Carolina, Wanda has, in a short time, made a name for herself with her passionate vocalizing, commanding stage presence, and unique original material. She has appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival Lowcountry Blues Bash, Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Pocono Blues Festival (twice), numerous other notable events; has toured France, Italy, China, Poland, Czech Republic.Her music continues to be heard on Xm/Sirius Satellite Radio as well as in national TV/radio ad campaigns (Curves For Women) and television ("Army Wives"),One reviewer said "Wanda Johnson is on her way to becoming one of the great singers of our generation". We couldn't have said it better…Wanda will captivate you. –by cdbaby

Hold What You Got

The Allman Betts Band - Down To The River

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 44:23
Size: 102,2 MB
Label: BMG
Styles: Rock/Southern Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. All Night - 4:44
 2. Shinin' - 4:29
 3. Try - 2:54
 4. Down To The River - 4:43
 5. Autumn Breeze - 8:42
 6. Good Ol' Days - 3:38
 7. Melodies Are Memories - 4:05
 8. Southern Accents - 4:32
 9. Long Gone - 6:32

In December of 2017, Devon Allman was ready. After a year of mourning the losses of his mother and father, Allman was ready to make music again. He deeply appreciated all of the condolences and well-wishes, but, respectfully, it was time to forge ahead.
Allman organized a concert at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco to honor the music and memory of his father, founding Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and singer, Gregg Allman, and also to debut his new band, The Devon Allman Project. A proverbial star-studded affair- with guests such as G. Love and Robert Randolph- the marathon performance also marked the beginning of a partnership with Duane Betts, son of founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist and singer, Dickey Betts. It was time, in that historic venue, to pass the spirit to this next generation. It was time to take all the lessons of the past, all their collective experiences, and make something new.
Betts recently had turned solo after a touring stint with folk-rockers Dawes, and would serve as an opening artist on the Devon Allman Project 2018 world tour, as well as joining Allman each night for a musical tip of the hat to their respective fathers. The year-long trek was the first to pairAllman and Betts, and saw the two tally nearly 100 dates at theatres and festivals nationally and internationally, including a summer leg in Europe, and notable appearances at Colorado’s venerable Red Rocks amphitheater, the Peach Festival, Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus in Jamaica, and a return to The Fillmore for the second annual, sold-out Allman Family Revival.
‘Down To The River’ was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL and was produced by Grammy Award winning Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley).
Peter Levin (Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 player) and Chuck Leavell (former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current Rolling Stones keyboardist) make special appearances on the record.

Down To The River

Wanda Johnson - Call Me Miss Wanda

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 45:54
Size: 105,5 MB
Label:  Erwin Music
Styles: Blues/Blues Vocals
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Can You Handle This - 4:08
 2. The  River - 3:44
 3. Always - 4:20
 4. If I Rise In The Morning - 5:05
 5. I Need You - 2:58
 6. Finally Home - 4:09
 7. I Apologize - 4:36
 8. Airport Road - 3:08
 9. Bad Case Of The Blues - 3:38
10. I'm Through Wiith You - 3:10
11. Switch Me Over - 4:43
12. Breakin' Out - 2:11

Meet the new voice of South Carolina blues & soul. Miss Wanda Johnson is an intense and vivacious singer whose music is an intriguing blend of blues, gospel, soul, and Southern roots.
Miss Wanda Johnson, born in 1963 in the South Carolina 'Piedmont' region, is a sparkling addition to the deep Southern blues & roots tradition.
Wanda is a gifted singer (and natural songwriter) whose charisma comes through loud & clear on this provocative debut.
Recorded in one steamy summer night in a studio in rural South Carolina, "Call Me Miss Wanda" was cut live with virtually no overdubs. Backed by the band of Shrimp City Slim, Wanda applies her heart-melting vocals to a collection of poetic original songs. This set includes "The River", "Switch Me Over (to Love)", "Finally Home", "If I Rise in the Morning", and other gems from her live show.
"I'm Through With You" was used in a North American TV/radio ad campaign for Curves For Women (2005).
"Finally Home" is on the soundtrack of the hit TV show "Army Wives" on the Lifetime channel (episode #EP-302, airing June 14, 2009).
Many of these songs are now in regular rotation on XM Satellite Radio's "Bluesville" station. Since the release of this CD, Wanda & Shrimp City Slim (producer/accompanist) have toured France, Italy, China, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, and have played the Chicago Blues Festival, Pocono Blues Festival, Lake Eden Arts Festival, and other major events.
Anyone who loves a top-notch female singer will be delighted with the purchase of this remarkable CD.

Call Me Miss Wanda

Frank Christopher - Tales From The Back Alley

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 48:29
Size: 111,5 MB
Label: Choctaw Records
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hold on - 4:55
 2. Memories of You - 6:16
 3. Save Me from Myself - 4:36
 4. Shelter from the Storm - 5:40
 5. I Found Trouble - 7:24
 6. My Train is Right on Time - 5:09
 7. Stuck on You - 4:42
 8. The Heart - 7:34
 9. Other Side of Sol - 2:09

 Rock n Roll and Blues, just good time American music.

Tales From The Back Alley

Scott Moss - Scott Moss & The Hundred Dollar Handshakes

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 39:09
Size: 89,9 MB
Label: Little King Records
Styles: Blues Rock/Southern Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Never Too Soon - 3:29
 2. Stars In Your Crown - 5:40
 3. Except for Me - 3:37
 4. Man You Don't Believe - 3:49
 5. God, Guns, and Speed - 3:55
 6. Nothing You Owe Me - 5:15
 7. When the Kids Come Home - 4:03
 8. As Good As the Last - 3:52
 9. Chances - 5:25

Scott’s music tells the story of growing up in an all-American town with a striking and gritty honesty. Traveling the country with his mix of bluegrass, blues, southern-rock, and outlaw country, Scott Moss has grown from playing acoustic coffee houses to opening for Bob Seger! His dynamic stage presence and easy-going nature create an engaging and genuine experience for the crowd.

Scott Moss & The Hundred Dollar Handshakes

Jerry Forman - 9 Songs for a Revolution

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 30:23
Size: 70,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Soul
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Fascist Blues - 3:59
 2. Round Midnight - 5:49
 3. The Language of Love - 2:50
 4. Tonantzin - 3:59
 5. El Grito - 2:38
 6. Seguiremos Adelante - 4:26
 7. Revelacion Revolucion - 3:16   
 8. Winston O'Boogie Saw a UFO - 3:12
 9. Average Guy - 3:27

Soul jazz vibe applied to protest (actually love) songs for today's world in both English and Spanish recorded live in studio with a great band, El Mundo Natural.
If you believe in peace and love, this record is for you.
It contains 9 well written songs, 5 in English-4 in Spanish, with meaningful lyrics and great melodies played by a wonderful group of musicians from Guadalajara Mexico who kindly accompanied this old gringo in these live in studio recordings. With Juan Manuel Ayala, bass. Chelo Gonzalez, drums. Raul Carrillo, guitar. Irlanda Magnolia Aguilar, vocals. Tricia Hurtado, vocals. Sara Valenzuela, vocals on The Fascist Blues. Idar Camarena, producer.

9 Songs for a Revolution

Hardwire Speers - Snapshot Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 24:19
Size: 57,0 MB
Label: Purebred Mutt Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ain't No Chicken - 3:14
 2. Hey Dragonfly - 5:16
 3. Wrapped up in the Blues - 3:45
 4. Snapshot Blues - 4:10
 5. You Used to Call Me Baby - 4:04
 6. Didn't Wake up This Morning - 3:47

Snapshot Blues has potenet blues guitar playing by Hardwire Speers with blues and jazz textures by Rob Madiak on drums and David Robinson on bass, joined for a few songs by Eugene Kirton on sax and clarinet.
I have a love of the blues, but also grew up listening to rock and jazz - amongst other things - which I wanted to bring together for this album. As much as I love a soaring overdriven guitar, I also love the sophistication of a jazz rhythm section, the airiness of woodwinds, and words that are playful.

Snapshot Blues

Eric Tessmer - EP 2

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 30:31
Size: 73,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Treatment -  4:03
 2. Good So Bad -  4:09
 3. Early, Early Morning -  3:40
 4. Simple Solution -  3:33
 5. Po' Boy -  4:43
 6. Love Is Taking Its Toll - 10:20

“Life is never going to go exactly the way you think it will,” says Eric Tessmer, “but I’ve come to appreciate that fact. Good things take time.” Tessmer’s stellar new release, ‘EP II,’ is proof of that. Three years in the making, the collection was recorded in Los Angeles with acclaimed producer Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’ Roses), and it finds the incendiary Austin guitarist matching his technical flash with new heights of lyrical craftsmanship and studio sophistication. The performances here represent Tessmer’s most raw, powerful work to date, tackling sobriety, commitment, and redemption with both deep insight and fearless vulnerability. It’s a remarkable step in an already remarkable career, one that showcases a virtuosic instrumentalist boldly stretching his limits and embracing his artful evolution as a singer and songwriter.

EP 2

Dick LeMasters - Plaza Rooms and Fallen Kings

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 52:15
Size: 122,4 MB
Label:  Longneck Road Music
Styles: Texas Blues/Roots Rock/Americana
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Chicago - 4:06
 2. Angels - 6:04
 3. Right on Me - 5:08
 4. October's Evening - 3:55
 5. Midnight Wind - 4:14
 6. All Living Things - 4:46
 7. I Play with Fire - 4:02
 8. Let It Go - 3:18
 9. No More Sufferin' - 3:45
10. Red Lipstick - 4:16
11. Diamonds - 5:22
12. Two Packs - 3:13

Americana, Blues & Roots songwriter and artist Dick LeMasters was born, raised, and lives in Beaumont, Texas. Southeast Texas is known for its music – some of the better-known artists to hail from the area include Janis Joplin, Edgar and Johnny Winter, The Big Bopper, and George Jones. Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top played their very first show as a band at the Elks Lodge in Beaumont. The area truly has a rich musical history.
Although a generation younger than many of the musicians noted above, LeMasters shared many common experiences with them. Some of the coincidences are striking. LeMasters’ father and the Winter Brothers’ father served together in the Army Reserves in Beaumont, and LeMasters’ mother and aunt both taught Johnny and Edgar in junior high. Dick LeMasters attended high school with The Big Bopper’s son, Jay Richardson.
After piano lessons as a child and four years on baritone sax in the high school jazz band, LeMasters shifted his focus towards guitar and electric bass. The “Progressive Country” movement, centered in Austin, Texas, was in full swing, and LeMasters gravitated towards songwriters such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, and Joe Ely.
After many years playing bass and guitar in cover bands, LeMasters began focusing on songwriting and filling the role of front man and vocalist. A father of four, the inspiration to take a more serious foray into music came after LeMasters coached three of his children for a performance of “Born Under A Bad Sign” at their elementary school talent show. The success of that venture spurred the decision to put together a band of experienced musicians to perform LeMasters’ original music.
In 2009, LeMasters formed the band Longneck Road. LeMasters’ original song “The Way You Walk,” which appears on the band’s debut CD, Texas Rock, held the No. 1 spot on the Radio Free Texas listener-request chart for several weeks. Longneck Road quickly gained notoriety and has opened shows for Chuck Berry, The Charlie Daniels Band, Paul Thorn, The Randy Rogers Band, Ronnie Milsap, John Anderson, Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan, Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, Shinyribs, and others.
One event at which Longneck Road has performed is an annual Janis Joplin Birthday Bash held in Port Arthur, Texas. During the recording of his 2014 album, “One Bird, Two Stones,” LeMasters learned from Port Arthur studio owner and recording engineer Floyd Badeaux that Janis Joplin had recorded a folk song with Badeaux in the very same studio while she was a high school student. Unfortunately for Badeaux, the recording was not significant at the time and he recorded over the Janis Joplin tape on the next day’s session.
In addition to performing with Longneck Road, LeMasters performs across Texas with duo partner Douglas Greer and as part of the band Get Right Ramblers. LeMasters and Greer have completed three tours in The Netherlands in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and regularly perform at The Saxon Pub in Austin and Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse in nearby Spicewood, Texas.
LeMasters also performs at writers’ nights and has played at the Commodore Grill and The Listening Room in Nashville, and at Austin Songwriters Group events in Austin.
The 2014 album “One Bird, Two Stones” received overwhelmingly positive reviews in both the US and Europe. LeMasters was named “Best Indie Artist of 2014” by the nationally syndicated radio program The Appetizer. One Bird, Two Stones was included in the Top 40 Albums of 2014 by the Americana Music Show, and made the Top 50 Chart of the U.K.-based Independent Blues Broadcasters Association for several months.
One Bird, Two Stones was a “full-band” album, featuring Longneck Road drummer Adam King, along with Douglas Greer on background vocals. Harmonica great Dan Moser contributed harp on several tracks, as well. LeMasters’ second solo album, “Gasoline & Fire” was recorded in one session with the intent that it would be a demo for a follow-up album. However, the live acoustic guitar with vocal tracks worked well on their own, and a decision was made to release these live recordings as the album. Gasoline & Fire likewise received positive reviews.
LeMasters returned to the studio for the 2017 album “Incompatible Things.” This album was recorded by engineer Mickey Rouse at Acme Sound & Demolition studios in Beaumont. Incompatible Things took the same low-key mostly acoustic approach as had Gasoline & Fire. The album received excellent reviews and reached the No. 13 spot on the EuroAmericana Chart.
LeMasters’ fourth solo album, “Plaza Rooms and Fallen Kings” will be released in 2019. This album marks a return to the full electric band sound of One Bird, Two Stones. Drums were again provided by Adam King. “Blue” Marlin Golmon – a member of the Get Right Ramblers – added harp and harmony vocals, and Douglas Greer again added harmony vocals. The album was recorded and mixed by engineer Mickey Rouse.
Plaza Rooms and Fallen Kings is difficult to compartmentalize into a single genre. The album kicks off with the blues song “Chicago,” and two other tracks “I Play With Fire” and “No More Sufferin’” definitely fall into the “blues” category. Although “Americana” and “Roots” are perhaps the best labels for LeMasters’ music as a whole, the blues influence is apparent in these songs.
Fans of the Grateful Dead may lean towards the song “October’s Evening”. This song was written by LeMasters in 1984 in Lubbock, Texas, and has a definite jam band feel. “Midnight Wind,” “Right On Me,” and “Two Packs” embody a more rock approach, while “Angels,” “Diamonds,” and “Let It Go” display a mellow, laid-back feeling.
LeMasters goes all-acoustic, accompanied by Marlin Golmon’s harp, on the quieter, haunting “Red Lipstick”. “All Living Things” is another mellow song, featuring absolutely beautiful harp work by Golmon.

Plaza Rooms and Fallen Kings

Bobby Messano (featuring Bob Malone) - Lemonade

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 37:48
Size: 86,7 MB
Label: Fishhead Records
Styles: Rock/Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Bad Guys - 3:23
 2. Heal Me - 2:52
 3. Lemonade - 4:56
 4. Junk Jam - 4:58
 5. It's Just The Money That's Missing - 4:02
 6. A Thursday In June - 3:52
 7. I Don't Want To Miss You Anymore - 3:02
 8. Black & White - 4:34
 9. I'm Tired Of Writing The Blues - 4:16
10. Find The Cost Of Freedom - 1:47

The ninth studio album from storied guitarist and contemporary bluesman Bobby Messano will be released Friday, July 12th in stores via Fishhead Records. Messano has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ to name just a few. But Bobby joined forces with Bob Malone (John Fogerty), Doug Belote (Eric Clapton), and Carl Dufrene, Jr. (North Mississippi Allstars) to create LEMONADE. Bobby describes the album and experience of making it far better than we ever could.
“Every artist thinks that the newest CD they put out is the best they’ve ever done,” Messano says. “I will be accused yet again for that same take on the sweat and tears we put into our songs. LEMONADE was a project done almost under duress. And the results are deep, heartfelt, and well, full of panic. Joe Baby Michaels put together a KICK ASS (or BAD ASS band) and we recorded it at the most magical and legendary studio I’ve ever worked in, Dockside. I had the honor to co-write with one of the best singer/songwriters I have ever worked with, Meredith Reed, who helped me transform my feelings to words. This CD is filled with topics close to my heart including the haunting ‘A Thursday In June,’ a song prime for the days we live in and the ‘Me Too’ movement. Now, back to the accusation; LEMONADE is the best CD I have ever done with the best musicians I have ever had the pleasure to work with, Bob Malone, Doug Belote and Carl Dufrene Jr. So there!”
With a deferential nod to “A Thursday in June,” we’re proud to bring you all the opportunity to stream LEMONADE, in its entirety, before you can buy it. It doesn’t get more “KICK ASS” than that.


четверг, 27 июня 2019 г.

The Blues Band - The Official Blues Band Bootleg Album

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1980
Time: 34:05
Size: 78,1 MB
Label: Repertoire
Styles: Blues Rock/Modern Electric Blues/ British Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Diddy Wah Diddy - 2:44
 2. Flatfoot Sam - 2:58
 3. Two Bones And A Pick - 3:12
 4. Someday Baby - 3:23
 5. Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) - 3:34
 6. Come On In - 2:04
 7. Death Letter - 3:06
 8. Going Home - 4:00
 9. I Don't Know - 5:01
10. Talk To Me Baby - 3:57

The Blues Band is a great British phenomenon. Born long after the original Blues Boom of the 1960s, they are still going strong and keeping a great music tradition alive. Here are former Manfred Mann veterans Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, together with old pals Dave Kelly, Hughie Flint and Gary Fletcher, launching their concept with this fresh and vibrant 1980 debut album. It was ignored by major record companies at the time, so the group simply pressed their own limited run of LPs. The Official Blues Band Bootleg Album drew such favourable media attention, that they finally got a record contract. This eagerly awaited 10-track CD version features a mix of blues standards and originals, including Elmore James Talk To Me Baby and the rocking Jones/McGuinness Come On In . With the current version of The Blues Band on a UK tour this Autumn, now is the time to catch up with an album that kick-started a highly successful thirty year career. It's official - they've really got the blues!
Former Manfred Mann veterans Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, together with old pals Dave Kelly, Hughie Flint and Gary Fletcher, formed the Blues Band to keep a great music tradition alive, long after the original Blues Boom of the 1960s. Originally released by the band as a limited run of LPs, this lively 1980 debut release won the band favourable media attention, that resulted in a recording contract with a major label. Now the remastered CD is available on Repertoire in our popular digipak format. Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes written by respected author and journalist Chris Welch, includes an interview with Tom McGuinness and Paul Jones. Expertly remastered superb sound -top quality reproduction. The best in the business!

The Official Blues Band Bootleg Album

The Blues Notions - This Is It!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 67:59
Size: 155,9 MB
Label: Blue Jewel
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. New Old Lady - 4:09
 2. Out In The Bayou - 5:23
 3. This Is It - 5:45
 4. Frosted Flake - 4:14
 5. Choice Of Poisons - 7:57
 6. Where's Your Wife? - 6:30
 7. Get Yourself Back Home - 4:03
 8. Buzz Me - 5:46
 9. Divvy Up - 5:54
10. Steppin' Stevies - 7:02
11. When U Die U Dead - 4:26
12. Cold Hearted Woman - 6:43

As Kansas City's "Gentlemen of Jump", The Blues Notions are carrying on a revered tradition that began with Joe Turner, Jay McShann and Count Basie. Although The Blues Notions are rooted in the Kaycee tradition, they are not limited by it. These boys embrace the full spectrum of blues from Louie Jordan to Stevie Ray Vaughn. Affectionately known as "Trashmouth", Tom Baker's biting harmonica, raw vocals and wry sense of humor step to the forefront. David Creighton on the Hammond organ provides a rock solid foundation, while recalling a time during the 60's when the organ defined the sound of soul. As an extra treat, Lee McBee sits in on several cuts.

This Is It!

вторник, 25 июня 2019 г.

S.E.Willis and the Willing - Too Much Love

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 43:21
Size: 102,6 MB
Label: Mr.Suchensuch
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Turn Back - 4:00
 2. My Happy Home - 5:15
 3. I Sure Don't Know Who Does - 2:32
 4. Apocalypto - 4:22
 5. Crawl off and Die - 3:44
 6. Let That Be the Reason - 3:27
 7. Wake Up - 5:09
 8. Too Much Love - 3:24
 9. Honky Tonk Romance - 3:43
10. I Study the Room - 3:20
11. Honky Tonkin' Night and Day - 4:19

From the politically inspired "Crawl Off and Die" to the over-the-top instrumental "Apocalypto", S.E.Willis and the Willing cover a number of classic American musical styles in an all-original mix of Blues, Country, Honky-Tonk and Zydeco.
S.E.Willis, originally from West Virginia, has been playing the piano and harmonica since the age of six, and organ and accordion since his teens.  He started playing in rock and roll bands along Arizona’s stretch of Route 66 in 1967.  Willis’ music is deeply rooted in traditional American forms: blues, boogie-woogie, country, rockabilly, gospel, zydeco. A veteran band leader, S.E. (Steve) Willis has taken a supporting role in bands with such artists as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, Albert King, Jimmy Rogers, Roy Gaines, and, since 2000, Elvin Bishop (his accordion features prominently on the 2014 release “Can’t Even Do Wrong Right”).
S.E.Willis sang tenor with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and appeared on their 1995 release “We’ve Come a Mighty Long Way.”  He worked another three years with founding Meters’ member and New Orleans drumming legend Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, and plays piano on his solo release Zigaboo.com.
Forty seven years in the business and counting, S.E.Willis knows a lot about American roots music and shows it with every note.

Too Much Love

Scotty Dennis - Back to the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 66:10
Size: 151,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I'm Gone - 4:19
 2. How Can You Love Someone - 4:52
 3. Back to the Blues - 5:43
 4. Feel My Love - 6:31
 5. It Don't Cost You Nothing - 4:04
 6. Intro - 0:42
 7. For Her Love - 4:56
 8. It's Crying Time - 6:59
 9. Darkest Before the Dawn - 6:40
10. I've Got the Blues for You - 4:06
11. You Got to Love Me - 4:31
12. When I First Met the Blues - 5:55
13. Play Some Blues - 6:45

Back To The Blues, the solo debut from singer Scotty Dennis, is like a musical octopus; every song a tentacle touching some form of blues descended music. From Albert King inspired guitar workouts to a classic James Brown shuffle to elements of Southern Rock and even the Beatles, Back To The Blues brings it all together in a way that makes perfect musical sense

Back to the Blues

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

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.

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!


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.


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.


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