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среда, 28 октября 2020 г.

Dave Plaehn - The Plaehn-Hino Blues Band

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 48:13 
Size: 110,7 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. She Caught the Katy - 4:15
 2. Don't You Lie to Me - 4:04
 3. Johnny (Too) Bad - 3:39
 4. I Can't Be Satisfied - 3:52
 5. Talk to Me, Baby (I Can't Hold Out) - 4:31
 6. Catfish Blues (Rollin Stone) - 4:00
 7. Queen Bee - 4:30
 8. Higher Ground - 5:04
 9. Shake Em on Down - 3:43
10. That's All Right - 3:05
11. Jesus Is on the Mainline - 4:43
12. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You - 2:42

Plaehn and Hino feature an acoustic and acoustic/electric blend of country blues, R&B, originals that center around the classic sound of the blues harp and National Steel guitar. Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino have been performing their own distinct blend of acoustic and electric blues, folk, and original material since 1990. At their core, Plaehn and Hino explore the uncluttered powerful interplay of blues harmonica, National steel slide guitar, and vocals in the tradition of bluesmen like Robert Johnson, Slip Harpo and Elmore James.A typical Plaehn and Hino set features traditional blues, originals and contemporary and creative interpretations of current artists like Taj Mahal, Sonny Landreth and John Mayall. But Dave and Jeff can just as easily surprise the audience with the high and lonesome sound of a country blues gospel song. 

четверг, 22 октября 2020 г.

Latvian Blues Band - 20 Year Anniversary Concert

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 90:59 
Size: 209,4 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 
Tracks Listing:
 1. No More Doggin' (Live) - 6:36
 2. Live Your Own Life (Live) - 5:39
 3. Take Me (Live) - 5:39
 4. Music of My Heart (Live) - 6:07
 5. Evil (Live) - 6:27
 6. C.O.D (Live) - 4:29
 7. She's the One (Live) - 8:22
 8. On My Way (Live) - 5:31
 9. Jaymz (Live) - 3:21
10. Are You Ready (Live) - 6:03
11. Let the Door Hit You (Live) - 6:17
12. Inside Out and Upside Down (Live) - 5:13
13. Five Minutes Too Late (Live) - 8:41
14. World Is Turning (Live) - 6:06
15. Learning to Live (Live) - 6:22

Early in 2000, the Canadian blues expert Johnny V recorded an album in Riga together with the Latvian Blues Band, and that was followed by a major concert tour of Canada that stretched from Toronto all the way to Calgary. This is seen as the beginning of the band’s career. The Latvian Blues Band has appeared in the United States, Canada, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Norway,  as well as Egypt Uzbekistan and Romania. In 2004, the legendary guitarist and blues expert Bob Margolin published an article about the LBB as a European blues phenomenon in the world’s leading blues magazine, Blues Revue. In 2005, the LBB received the Thropees France Blues nomination as the best blues band in Europe. A particular honour was the invitation to appear at the Chicago Blues Festival, where the LBB was the first European-based band in the festival’s history. During the Chicago Blues Festival in 2008, the LBB toured a number of blues clubs in Chicago. In early 2009, the LBB issued its first studio album, Unreal. The producer was one of today’s most outstanding guitarists, Duke Robillard. The album received an excellent review from music reviewer Art Tipaldi in Blues Revue. Tipaldi is also chairman of the Keeping the Blues Alive foundation. Also in 2009, the LBB won the Baltic Blues Challenge in the German town of Eutin, thus winning a spot at the International Blues Challenge 2010 finals in Memphis, Tennessee. For more than a quarter-century, the challenge has been organised by the world’s umbrella organisation for the blues, the Blues Foundation. In April 2010, the band released their second album with 14 original compositions. This album was produced by band members Janis Bukovskis and Rolands Saulietis, with B-3 organist Raphael Wressnig appearing as a guest artist. The release of the album coincided with a special concert that the band presented to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The anniversary concert was released on DVD and CD. In 2013, the Latvian Blues Band released Latvian Blues Band & Friends Live at the Dream Factory 2013, which received a local Golden Microphone award as the best jazz/blues album. In January 2015, the LBB once again took part in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, gaining much attention and recognition from organisers, representatives of major US blues associations, as well as audiences. This year the band is celebrating its 15th anniversary and is continuing to perform actively in Latvia, Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe. In 2017, Latvian Blues Band started It’s own international festival – R’n’B Blues Festival

Innes Sibun - Anthology

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 73:44 
Size: 169,8 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Don't Get Fooled By Tears - 2:53
 2. Old Time Used to Be - 2:59
 3. Angelstar - 4:03
 4. Southbound Train - 2:48
 5. Blues for Sherman - 4:02
 6. Lost in the Wilderness - 6:30
 7. Desert Rain - 5:31
 8. Fishermans Wharf - 8:10
 9. Station Blues - 2:37
10. So Tired of Living - 5:50
11. Schluters Walking Blues - 1:07
12. She Don't Care - 3:24
13. Sweet Disposition - 5:35
14. East Monroe - 2:38
15. I Want You Back - 3:44
16. Why Don't You Call Me - 2:19
17. Sandy - 6:16
18. You Can't Miss What You Never Had - 3:10

Innes Sibun (born 1968) is a British blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. One music journalist noted "Sibun’s name has yet to gain the star power of other prominent guitarists marching blues into the 21st century, but his credentials are eye-popping nevertheless. Aside from playing in Robert Plant’s band, Sibun has opened for some of rock’s most influential guitarists, including Johnny Winter, Taj Mahal, and Peter Green".

среда, 21 октября 2020 г.

Rick Vito - Talk That Talk

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 46:43 
Size: 107,8 MB 
Label: Hypertension
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Talk That Talk - 3:58
 2. I Do Believe - 4:04
 3. The Levee Broke Away - 3:53
 4. Black Crow Blues - 4:11
 5. Change Is Gonna Come - 4:13
 6. Easy Does It - 3:59
 7. The Lucky Devil - 4:19
 8. Rick's Boogie Woogie - 3:34
 9. Directly From My Heart To You - 8:05
10. Mississippi Stomp - 3:24
11. The Town That Time Forgot - 2:58

For over two decades, Rick Vito has captivated listeners all over the world with his own unique blend of Blues, Rock & Roll and R&B. His stellar guitar work has enriched the recordings and performances of such legendary artists as Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Roy Orbison, and many others. Rick is perhaps best known as a member of Fleetwood Mac. This brand  album showcases Rick's unique, blues-style slide guitar, featuring Rick's great touring band The Lucky Devils (Charlie Harrison on bass and Rick Reed on drums). The album contains 11 tracks including an instrumental take on Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" which is not to be missed. Other highlights include the gospel-tinged "I Do Believe", along with the deep blues of such cuts as "The Lucky Devil". This album is a sure-fire pleaser for all guitar blues and roots-rock music fans.

Chris Bell & 100% Blues - The Devil, My Guitar & Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 59:18 
Size: 136,6 MB 
Label: Silverbridge Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sweet Josephine - 4:19
 2. The Devil, My Guitar & Me - 3:06
 3. It's Not My Cross To Bear - 5:01
 4. My Jimi Hendrix Stuff - 3:15
 5. Long Train Ride - 3:08
 6. Something To Blame - 3:48
 7. I Don't Like To Brag - 6:13
 8. Working Man - 4:03
 9. Why My Baby So Cold - 4:14
10. More Things Change - 5:39
11. Testify - 3:41
12. The Water - 3:06
13. John Lee Hooker - 4:27
14. Don't Wake Me Up - 5:11

Guitarist/singer/songwriter, Silver Bridge Recording blues artist Chris Bell was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Massachusetts, and credits both his parents for introducing him to blues, jazz, rhythm & blues and gospel music. At the early age of nine, he picked up his first guitar and discovered his passion. During the 1980's, while majoring in art and music at the University of Massachusetts, Chris participated in jazz workshops with Archie Shepp, attended a summer session at Berklee School of Music, and studied under guitar great Tony MacAlpine. In 1990, Chris relocated to Los Angeles to further develop his musical career, and in 2000, went back to his roots and formed what is known today as Chris Bell & 100% Blues.
Having always been influenced by some of the great blues artists both past and present from B.B. King’s swingin’ old school style, to stinging single note passages like masters Albert King and Albert Collins, combined with searing slide riffs from Bell’s favorite Johnny Winter, and the psychedelic sounds reminiscent of the master Jimi Hendrix, Chris can do it all. His remarkable guitar playing compliments any blues genre he covers while paying tribute to those vintage styles his forefathers cast before him. Since his first release of “Blues 2001", followed by “Hell Is Too Hot For Me”,  “Real Bluesman”,  “The Devil, My Guitar & Me” and more. 
He continues to tour throughout the Western United States with regular trips each year to the East Coast, the Midwest and Texas. Chris is establishing himself as one of the premier up and coming blues artists of this generation and has only begun to scratch the surface of what promises to be a long and prosperous career. 

Bluesman Mike & The Blues Review Band - Knee Deep Into These Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 61:01 
Size: 140,6 MB 
Label: 784204 Records DK
Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I'm Good As Gone - 5:11
 2. Knee Deep Into These Blues - 3:42
 3. Pain - 7:38
 4. The Blues All Around Me - 3:47
 5. Back Door Man - 4:11
 6. Evil - 5:40
 7. I Shiver - 4:23
 8. You Did The Crime - 6:35
 9. Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home - 4:13
10. I'm A Good Man - 4:11
11. Born Under A Bad Sign - 3:42
12. I'm Broke And Hungry - 3:59
13. My New Cadillac - 3:42

Blues and country music share much in common. One of the hallmark features of both genres is that they tell stories. What would the blues (or country) be without tales of cheating partners, dire finances, the relief found in someone else’s bed or at the bottom of a bottle? Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band, longtime performers in the Phoenix area, find themselves in top form and Knee Deep Into These Blues. Their fourth self-produced album features thirteen tracks (four originals and nine covers) with robust instrumentation and storytelling power. Their music has a lot of soulful flavor, like a hearty fall stew or a good book. It’s comfort food that fills you up. Some of the tunes run to the jazzy side of blues, but that’s no flaw if you like Delbert McClinton and similar artists. This CD’s emotion and intensity are nicely mixed with classic style. Over the years, bands morph into various incarnations. This one features Rob Thompson on keyboards, who also had performed with national act Bobby Womack, along with Bluesman Mike’s new lead guitar player Sugar Bear – another veteran from Philadelphia who had performed with Billy Paul. TJ Henry stars on rhythm and lead guitar, and Tim Robinson on drums, accompanying his son Daniel and the late, great Koko Taylor. Bobby Nealy, who performed with Archie Bell and the Drills, also plays keyboard. Bob Corritore takes the stage on harmonica, Doc. Donald Boles on even more keyboards, Shawn Behanna on horn arrangements, and Bryan Kuban on bass. Bluesman Mike and company launch into Bobby Rush’s “I’m Good as Gone” to start things off with a bang. The title track is a sizzling blues shuffle with terrific sound all around and a slightly autobiographical vibe: “I’ve seen the good, the bad, the ugly and more, trying to make things right. You’ve got me knee deep into these blues.” Special guest Bob Corritore heats things up on harp during “Pain,” another original composition. The keyboards are lovely as well, like falling rain on an autumn evening, and the bassline thumps ominously. “Back Door Man” is one of those uncanny original songs that you’ll swear you’ve heard before, but you probably haven’t. Its subject is familiar, its style funky, and its atmosphere fun. It features the most killer bassline since “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon in 1986. Several smooth covers follow, including “Evil” by Koko Taylor, “I’m a Good Man” by Quintus McCormick and “Born Under a Bad Sign” by William Bell. “My New Cadillac,” the final original, closes the CD in groovy fashion. Knee Deep Into These Blues tells timeless tales, perfect for savoring on longer, darker nights!

вторник, 20 октября 2020 г.

Rick Vito - Lucky In Love - The Best Of Rick Vito

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 76:57 
Size: 177,7 MB 
Label: Hypertension
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front + Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mr. Lucky - 4:12
 2. Walk Another Mile - 3:52
 3. Desiree - 3:47
 4. Blues Town - 4:33
 5. Little Sheba - 4:15
 6. Rhumba Diablo - 4:05
 7. I Do Believe - 4:01
 8. I Loved Another Woman - 3:47
 9. Homework - 3:35
10. Feels Just Like Home - 4:13
11. Long Black Car - 3:51
12. Meet Me At Midnight - 4:13
13. Everybody Gets Lucky Sometime - 3:35
14. Exotica By Night - 4:17
15. Rattlesnake Shake - 4:05
16. Black Crow Blues - 4:09
17. Love Is Dangerous - 4:06
18. Talk That Talk - 3:57
19. A Change Is Gonna Come - 4:14

For over two decades, Rick Vito has captivated listeners all over the world with his own unique blend of Blues, Rock & Roll and R&B. His stellar guitar work has enriched the recordings and performances of such legendary artists as Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Roy Orbison, and many others, but Rick is perhaps best known as being a member of Fleetwood Mac during the 1980's. Following on from a recent UK tour as part of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band we now have this stunning compilation of some of his best work to date. Tracks such as the self penned Walk Another Mile, a superb rockin' blues guaranteed to get those feet tapping, to the fast paced rock and roll of Love Is Dangerous, a song co-written with Stevie Nicks, we hear a guitarist, singer and song writer who is on every artistes wish list as both a musician and vocalist. This is a release that will keep you reaching for the repeat button, Rick Vito having both the tone and the voice to make the blues accessible to any fan of contemporary music today.

The Tubby Johnson Band - They Call Me Mr Tubbs

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:11 
Size: 92,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. New World Lockdown - 3:35
 2. Rippin' Me A New One - 3:47
 3. Martian Parking Only - 3:56
 4. New York City - 5:07
 5. Broke Down - 4:15
 6. Laguna Hills - 4:34
 7. A Cue Stick - 2:47
 8. Orange Frog Incident - 3:57
 9. The Mansion On The Hill - 2:55
10. Nowhere To Run - 5:13

They Call Me Mr Tubbs is an album that was released at the end of August 2020. Musicians of The Tubby Johnson Band played on this album in the best traditions of the blues.

Stevie Gox - Slow And Steady


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 32:15 
Size: 73,9 MB 
Label: Sharp Note Records
Styles: Guitar Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Leaving Me - 4:01
 2. Tonight - 3:01
 3. Day Dreamer - 3:59
 4. Forgotten Home - 3:27
 5. Slow And Steady - 3:57
 6. Late Night Blues - 3:27
 7. Fading (Without You) - 4:07
 8. Blues Train - 3:20
 9. On My Own - 2:55

"I’m a songwriter/musician based in Ireland. Passionate about Rock and Blues. Some of my biggest influences are the likes of Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Joe Bonamassa.I grew up surrounded by music and instruments. After a successful career in software industry I decided I need something to get my mind off work and it was time to get back to music.My first debut single "Perfect Night" was released on 1st of December, 2019.My favourite instrument is the electric guitar. When I'm not writing songs I am playing blues for myself to relax." ~ Stevie Gox

понедельник, 19 октября 2020 г.

Martin Lang - Bad Man

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:59 
Size: 107,7 MB 
Label: Random Chance Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Reefer Head Man - 3:49
 2. Juicy Lucy - 4:32
 3. He Don't Love You - 3:37
 4. High As A Georgia Pine - 4:13
 5. Younger Days - 4:17
 6. The Mix Up - 2:13
 7. Bad Man - 3:40
 8. Booker's Boogie - 3:32
 9. I Worry My Mind Over You - 3:57
10. Mood Indica - 4:49
11. All Gone Now - 4:08
12. Stacys On My Feet - 4:08

Chicago blues in the tradition of Jr Wells and Little Arthur Duncan is what you get with vocalist and harp man Martin Lang. On this album he is with a very experienced, tight band. Grammy nominees Billy Flynn and Frank Krakowski on guitar; drummer Dean Haas, bassist Tom Morris (Illinois Slim), and pianist Dave Waldman. They all have a following and have toured extensively. Martin has worked with legends like Tail Dragger, Willie Buck and Little Arthur Duncan. This set it a combination of standards, original compositions, vocals and instrumentals. Billy Flynn plays mandolin on Kralowski's "Booker's Boogie." 

Terra Lightfoot - Consider The Speed

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 36:13 
Size: 83,0 MB 
Label: Sonic Unyon Records
Styles: Rock/Roots Rock/Blues Rock/Soul
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Called Out Your Name - 2:53
 2. It's Over Now - 3:28
 3. Empty House - 3:01
 4. Love You So - 3:36
 5. Consider The Speed - 2:54
 6. Lost You Forever - 3:27
 7. Midnight Choir - 3:22
 8. Ramblin' Rose - 3:30
 9. Paper Thin Walls - 3:19
10. One High Note - 3:32
11. Two Wild Horses - 3:07

Canadian singer and guitarist Terra Lightfoot turns in a set of songs incorporating timeless influences from above and below the border on her fourth studio album, Consider the Speed, set to drop later this month. For the album’s title track, Lightfoot recorded at Memphis’ hallowed Royal Studios with a group of session players who have lent their chops to tracks by artists like Buddy Guy, Kris Kristofferson, Keith Richards and more. Some of the great soul and blues records were recorded at Royal. “Oh man, it was all vibe at Royal,” Lightfoot said. “Everything there has a rich history. I got used to all the beautiful little idiosyncrasies that have helped make so many records in that place. It’s guided by a no-bullshit approach to making music. We didn’t go to tape or anything, just into the board at Royal, then did some overdubs in Toronto. But my vocals were mostly sung into that beautiful #9 microphone that Al Green made all his hits with.”
Before she had the material for Consider the Speed, Lightfoot travelled to Nashville after a couple grueling years on the road, and she said it was just what she needed to find some songwriting inspiration. “I remember being creatively stuck one night,” she continued. “No songs were coming to me. So I went out for a drive and nearly ran into two horses in the middle of Franklin Pike, which is basically a mini-rural-highway in Nashville. Cars were speeding by them, this mother and this little foal, and nobody was stopping to help. Naturally, I got out and tried to corral them or figure out where they were from – basically, to do anything to keep them from running out into the road again.”  “Eventually they fled into the darkness and I lost track of them,” she said. “But seeing those horses really stirred something in me and got me right out of my head and out of that writer’s block. The beauty of them appearing in the night, seemingly only to me, on a busy highway … it almost felt like a sign, that I should stop taking everything so seriously, because what really mattered was right in front of me. A few days later, I finished about half of the songs for the record.” The artists Lightfoot said she finds inspirational include an assortment jazz, rock, Americana and blues singers and players. “I love the richness in the voices of Nina Simone, Leon Russell, and Chet Baker. As a guitar player I love Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt, Junior Kimbrough, and Marc Bolan, and for songwriting I love John Prine. Emily Burgess is a fantastic up-and-coming Canadian guitarist, and I’m totally in love with Frazey Ford’s newest record!”
Not a lot of players use one almost exclusively, but Lightfoot’s signature guitar sound comes from her mainstay 1972 Gibson SG Standard, Veronica. “Oh yeah, that’s my main guitar,” Lightfoot said. “I’ve been playing that guitar since I was 17, and I’ve banged it up pretty badly, lost it and found it again countless times, even when I left it briefly in an alleyway in downtown Montreal. In some ways, it’s an extension of me, an integral part of my sound and a part of who I am. My fingers just seem to find all the right places when I play it, and it just feels good.” “My aunt Theresa,” she continued, “who has spent most of her life gigging, just gave me her 1971 Telecaster as she doesn’t play much anymore. I played a couple different really beautiful Telecasters on the record that I borrowed from friends, so it’s sort of a happy coincidence that now I can get acquainted with my new Tele to start playing these songs live.” An automatic assumption regarding Lightfoot is that she must be a relative of another Canadian musician, the legendary singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who scored big on the American charts several decades ago with hits like “Sundown” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” But that would be wrong.
“We’ve played on the same stages on various occasions,” she said, “but not toured together. I vividly remember meeting him for the first time at Daniel Lanois’ Harvest Picnic about seven or eight years ago. He said, ‘Oh, you’re the other Lightfoot. So, are we related?’ The guy is a laugh a minute. Since then, I’ve done a few gigs with him here and there, most recently one where my parents got to meet him backstage, which I truly loved, it was a really special day. My poor dad has been getting confused for Gordon Lightfoot ever since I became a musician, so I think it meant the world to him to meet the man behind all those great songs.”

Lachy Doley - Double Figures

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 51:08 
Size: 117,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gimme Some Lovin' - 5:50
 2. Fire To Save - 4:01
 3. Conviction - 5:28
 4. Make It Up - 4:38
 5. Only Cure For The Blues Is The Blues - 4:50
 6. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - 5:52
 7. Six Feet Under (Featuring Simon Meli) - 4:01
 8. Still In Love - 7:25
 9. Stop Listening To The Blues - 2:59
10. Can't Get Close To You - 5:59

The year 2020 marks 10 years for Lachy Doley as a solo artist. In 2010 Lachy was Australia’s top session keys man for the likes of Powderfinger and Jimmy Barnes. Come 2020, he’s become a globally celebrated original recording and touring artist. A regular on the European, Canadian, and US summer festival circuits leaving rave reviews and viral live videos wherever he performs. To celebrate this milestone Lachy has just released a very special album titled DOUBLE FIGURES featuring 2 new incredible covers of VOODOO CHILD and GIMME SOME LOVIN plus 8 new remastered versions of some of his most loved tunes. Long being referred to as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Keys”. Now further reinforced by his extremely rare Whammy Clavinet that wails and screams all over this new version of Hendrix’s VOODOO CHILD. 
“10 years ago, I could never have imagined I would be where I am today. Surrounded by so many fans and music lovers spanning every inch of the globe. You guys have enabled me to tour so many incredible countries and have so many amazing experiences. Thank you so much. Here’s to the next 10 years” – LACHY DOLEY

пятница, 9 октября 2020 г.

Rick Vito - King Of Hearts

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 42:49 
Size: 98,7 MB 
Label: Modern/Atlantic Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Walk Another Mile - 3:52
 2. I'll Never Leave This Love Alive - 4:26
 3. Desiree - 3:47
 4. Honey Love - 4:31
 5. I Still Have My Guitar - 4:38
 6. Poor Souls In Love - 4:13
 7. Knock Me Down - 4:35
 8. Walking With The Deco Man - 4:12
 9. Intuition - 4:17
10. Two Hearts On Fire - 4:13

Rick’s first solo album released in 1992 on Modern/Atlantic Records shortly after his departure from Fleetwood Mac. GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE hailed it as “...a stunning debut, featuring a fiery collection of slide guitar-driven tunes performed by a master!” A must for all Fleetwood Mac fans, it contains a smouldering duet with Rick’s former bandmate Stevie Nicks, on the soulful single, “Desiree.” Standouts include the powerful “Knock Me Down,” “Honey Love,” and the rocking blues “I’ll Never Leave This Love Alive” and “Walk Another Mile.”

Ben Granfelt - True Colours

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:36 
Size: 106,9 MB 
Label: A1
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Victorious - 4:51
 2. No Turning Back - 5:27
 3. Hey Stranger - 4:32
 4. Arms Of An Angel - 5:16
 5. A Moment Of Madness - 5:11
 6. Oriental Express - 4:28
 7. Down For The Count - 5:07
 8. Love Or Nothing - 3:25
 9. Late Night In Hamburg - 8:14

The Finnish doyen on the electric guitar BEN GRANFELT announces his 17th solo album and proves once again his position as an exceptional musician with his huge wealth of experience, paired with virtuosic guitar playing skills. His Rock has many Blues elements and stands out due to his extraordinary feeling for tempo and atmosphere. 
If you want to know more about BEN GRANFELT’s brand-new work and the current events around his person, you should have a look on his website, Facebook page or check out his artist profile on Dr. Music Promotion.

Gustavo Andrade Blues Band - Studio Sessions II

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 45:36 
Size: 104,5 MB 
Label: Sonora Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Don't Know What Love Is - 3:08
 2. Cold As Ice - 3:42
 3. You Gotta Make It Through The World - 3:19
 4. Do I Please You - 3:06
 5. I Don't Want You On My Mind - 2:47
 6. Heartbreaker - 2:43
 7. To Know You Is To Love You - 3:35
 8. Just a Bluesman - 3:51
 9. Stand By Me - 3:31
10. Going Back To New Orleans - 2:55
11. That's Alright - 3:41
12. Sweet Sixteen - 5:04
13. Playing On Me - 4:06

Com 25 anos de carreira, e uma maneira muito peculiar de se tocar o blues, o mineiro Gustavo Andrade é destaque n​o gênero blues em Minas Gerais e no Brasil. Nascido em Belo Horizonte, estudou violão clássico no Instituto de Educação Artistica de Minas Gerais, mas foi pelo blues que se apaixonou. Em sua carreira Gustavo Andrade já dividiu o palco com nomes de peso como Guy King, Bob Stroger, Jimmy Burns, Sharrie Williams, Shirley King, JJ Jackson, Kenny Brown entre diversos outros grandes artistas. Tem quiatro álbuns lançados e disponíveis nas plataformas digitais, são eles, "Feeling Alright"(2008), "Playin' My Blues"(2014) e o recente "Explosion Blues" (2018), gravado em parceria com o gaitista carioca Jefferson Gonçalves. E o mais recente "Studio Sessions", lançado em 2019. Nascido em familia de músicos, Gustavo Andrade fez parte do movimento rock dos anos 80 na capital mineira, chamado Tribo De Solos, um estudio/selo que os musicos se reuniam para jams sessions, e mais tarde se tornaria a gravadora Cogumelo Records. Desse movimento surgiram nomes como Kamikaze, Skank, Sepultura, Bauxita e bandas de blues como Aeroblues, Nasty Blues e a Hot Spot Blues Band, primeira banda de blues de Gustavo. Gustavo Andrade transita entre tradicional e moderno com muito “feeling” blues e pitadas de rock e soul. Em seu primeiro álbum, Feeling Alright(2008), Gustavo foi muito elogiado por figuras ilustres da cena blues mundial como Mud Morganfield (filho de Muddy Waters), Donny Nichilo (pianista de Junior Wells, Buddy Guy e Santana) e Bob Lohr (pianista de Chuck Berry). Em 2014 lançou o album" Playin' My Blues", com oito faixas autorais e participações especiais. O album ganhou três videoclipes, disponíveis no Youtube, e também notoriedade internacional sendo incluído na programação da Apple TV. O álbum Explosion Blues foi gravado juntamente com Jefferson Gonçalves no final de 2017. Logo que lançado, o álbum ganhou algumas ótimas resenhas por jornais em todo Brasil e também na Holanda, sendo umas das atrações mais requisitadas por festivais em todo Brasil em 2018. "Studio Sessions  II" é o álbum lançado no ano 2020 por Gustavo Andrade. 

Slappin Gums Murphy - Just Slappin My Gums

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 45:54 
Size: 105,2 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Roots Rock/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Preacher Killed A Witch - 3:10
 2. Dusty Road - 4:20
 3. I'm Complainin' - 3:30
 4. When We Were Young - 4:12
 5. Famous Man - 4:56
 6. Another Day - 4:33
 7. I Should Buy You Things - 3:05
 8. The Pig and Toad - 2:24
 9. The Endulgence Blues - 4:16
10. The Ghost - 3:07
11. Better Days - 5:03
12. The Crook - 3:16

Slappin’ Gums Murphy showcases different styles of guitar playing, from dirty, punchy open tuning to straight forward dance beat blues numbers then into a more mellow acoustic style of blues.Simple yet effect takes on old blues classics as well as original raw and punchy sounding new songs. 

The Private Dicks Band - Private Eye

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:09 
Size: 92,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rockin' Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wrong Side Of Town - 2:40
 2. Black Cat Afternoon - 2:54
 3. Bad Blues Music - 4:15
 4. Pushin' And Pullin' - 3:50
 5. Private Eye - 3:13
 6. Snake Pit - 3:14
 7. I Don't Wanna Be Saved - 4:24
 8. Too Much Trouble - 3:57
 9. I'm In Chains - 3:22
10. She Just Won't Pay Her Way - 5:00
11. Late Night Man - 3:17

The Private Dicks Band -   rock, funk, soul and blues band from Halifax, UK. New album 'Private Eye' ready for release. (https://www.facebook.com/The-Private-Dicks-Band-100112541628886/)

Snowy White and the White Flames - Something On Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 61:15 
Size: 141,1 MB 
Label: Snowy White/Soulfood Music
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Something On Me - 7:44
 2. Another Blue Night - 5:09
 3. Another Life - 5:12
 4. Get Responsible - 5:07
 5. Cool Down - 3:42
 6. Ain't Gonna Lean On You - 7:59
 7. It's Only The Blues - 5:44
 8. Commercial Suicide - 7:05
 9. I Wish I Could - 4:22
10. Whiteflames Chill - 4:28
11. One More Traveller - 4:39

Snowy White is one of a handful of classic blues-orientated British electric guitar players – musicians whose sound, technique and style has echoed the originality of the blues with the excitement of contemporary rock. He has developed his own style of ‘English’ blues, a combination of clear, clean blues phrases and harder-edged riffs that are a recognisable feature of his very personal songs.
In the seventies he toured the east coast of America, getting as far south as New Orleans and discovering that he thoroughly enjoyed being ‘on the road’. He had by then become friendly with the now legendary English blues guitarist Peter Green and they spent a lot of time jamming together. In the Autumn of 1976 he was invited to tour America and Europe with Pink Floyd as their first augmenting musician, a gig which took up most of his time throughout 1977. In 1978, the band’s keyboard player Rick Wright asked him to play guitar on his solo album, entitled ‘Wet Dream’, which he recorded in the South of France. In 1979, Peter Green decided to head for the studio once more and invited Snowy and his band along to jam. The result was the album entitled ‘In the Skies’, now something of a collector’s item. He was then asked by Pink Floyd to go to America to rehearse their new show entitled ‘The Wall’, and, at the same time, the rock band Thin Lizzy invited him to become a full-time member. So after the completion of the Floyds’ US dates he returned to England and went straight into the studio to record his first Thin Lizzy album ‘Chinatown’. Snowy stayed with the band for nearly three years of touring, recording ‘Renegade’ with them in 1982, before leaving to pursue his solo career. Snowy’s first solo album was entitled ‘White Flames’. This album included the timeless ‘Bird of Paradise’, written by Snowy, which became a hit single around the world. In 1987, he put together a blues-orientated outfit, the Blues Agency, recording two albums, ‘Change My Life’ and ‘Open For Business’.
Between 1993 and 2000, he toured and recorded with two brilliant Dutch-Indonesian musicians, Juan van Emmerloot (drums/percussion) and Walter Latupeirissa (bass and rhythm guitar). As The White Flames they recorded a string of albums, including ‘No Faith Required’, ‘Restless’, ‘The Way It Is’ and ‘Realistic’, and performed all over Europe. In later times the band was augmented by Max Middleton on keyboards. Every year from1999 to 2014 Snowy toured the world with Roger Waters, including the ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ and massive ‘The Wall’ tour. In between tours, he founded the Snowy White Blues Project, recording the albums ‘In Our Time Of Living’ and ‘In Our Time…Live’. Snowy’s most recent album, ‘The Situation’ came out in 2018.  His latest offering, ‘Something On Me’, due out on 2nd October 2020, features Thomas White on drums, Rowan Bassett on bass and appearances by various The White Flames members.

четверг, 8 октября 2020 г.

Terry "Harmonica" Bean With The Cornlickers - Hill Country Blues With The Big Sound

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 60:56 + 48:23
Size: 139,8 MB + 111,1 MB 
Label: Right Coast Records
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues  Juke Joint Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blues Man -  7:06
 2. Come Back Baby - 10:04
 3. Help Me -  9:50
 4. Love Me Slow -  9:04
 5. King Bee -  5:34
 6. I Wonder Who -  7:48
 7. Tell Me Why - 11:26
 1. Goin' South - 4:19
 2. Crazy Mixed Up World - 4:02
 3. I'm Ready - 7:47
 4. Learn To Love Me - 9:58
 5. Miss Betty Green - 7:58
 6. Red Dress - 6:34
 7. So Long - 7:42

Terry stated that "When the Hill Country met the Delta, man it just exploded." Hill Country Blues with the Big Sound is a prime example of what happens when a young man born in the Hill Country makes a life for himself in the Delta. Young Bean learned his lessons well. Growing up listening to his father and his grandfather at home and at house parties and juke joints throughout the South, Terry was exposed to a wide variety of musical styles which blend very nicely here for a sound that is upbeat and danceable while maintaining that hypnotic style so prevalent in the Hill Country. The result is still somewhat hypnotic, easy on the ear and as comfortable as your favorite boots nice fit, well broken in and as comfortable at the end of the day as they were in the beginning. Bean blends styles that have been with us for ages, maintaining the best elements of each for a sound that is uniquely Terry Bean, making timeless classics his own. His backing bands, The Cornlickers, natives of the Harrisburg, PA area, of all places, nail it as if they were born and raised in Mississippi. 

Totta & Hot 'N' Tots (Featuring Spencer Bohren) - Totta & Hot 'N' Tots (Featuring Spencer Bohren)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1989
Time: 54:28 
Size: 125,2 MB 
Label: Public Road Records
Styles: Rock/ Blues Rock
Art: Front + Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ain't Going Home - 3:28
 2. Disappearing Nightly - 3:27
 3. Deepest Thoughts - 4:31
 4. Between The Lines - 4:16
 5. Sweet Southern - 3:09
 6. Like A Miner Loves Gold - 3:15
 7. Nothing Was Delivered - 4:41
 8. Witch Doctor - 3:04
 9. Skin A Cat - 4:11
10. Must Be Love - 3:13
11. Everybody Needs Love - 3:54
12. Clap Your Hands - 2:54
13. Slow By Slow - 4:44
14. Fire Burns - 3:26
15. Thief Of The Night - 2:08

Thorsten Naslund, aka Totta, has been the lead singer in an excellent Swedish Blues Rock band since 1970. The band led the way for a Scandinavian Blues scene, and had made several records of classic and obscure American Blues songs by the time Spencer Bohren met them at a Blues Festival in Florida in 1983. Totta’s Bluesband was a major factor in spreading Spencer’s music to audiences in Europe, and this record is a direct result of cherished friendships and musical camaraderie. Most of the songs were written by Spencer, but the recording sessions took place in Goteborg, Sweden in during the summer of 1989. The album made the Swedish Top 40, and yielded two popular radio hits in the fall of the same year. This record may still be available in Sweden or Norway, but it has never been released in the USA. Amazingly, the album contains songs by Rolling Stone Ron Wood and John Fogarty, neither of which are recorded by the artists themselves.

среда, 7 октября 2020 г.

Big G - Rhythm Attack

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 36:12 
Size: 83,1 MB 
Label: Big G Productions
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rhythm Attack - 3:33
 2. Soul Food - 3:15
 3. Hooked On You - 4:30
 4. 5th Gear - 3:17
 5. Back Home - 3:49
 6. The High Note - 3:56
 7. G's Shuffle - 3:06
 8. Dry Ice - 7:56
 9. Funky Groove - 2:46

It would be easy to term James Garrett Jacobson as a serial musician. One definition of the word “serial” in my dictionary is engaging in a series of similar acts or behaviors. When it involves the act of making music, that is something Jacobson has done most of his life. Born a natural musician, he started on the piano at the age of seven and soon after took up the guitar to compliment his singing abilities.  After discovering the blues and grasping a firm foundation of that root genre, he began performing in local bands exhibiting his absorption of early influences like Little Milton, Bobby Blue Bland and the Kings (Freddie, Albert & B.B.) among others. Not long after high school graduation, he was bitten by the big B-3 bug while attending a gig by Hammond hero Brother Jack McDuff. After intensive wood shedding and listening to console masters like Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Mel Rhyne, Charles Earland, and many others, he began incorporating their inspiration into his own take on the dual keyboards and bass foot pedals of the imposing behemoth. On this release as a leader, it's apparent he learned his lessons well. Garrett has recently acquired his master’s degree in music at the University of Central Oklahoma. 
Rhythm Attack

вторник, 6 октября 2020 г.

Chris Jones & Steve Baker - Gotta Look Up

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 51:26 
Size: 118,1 MB 
Label: Acoustic Music Records
Styles: Blues/Acoustic Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Damm Good Run - 5:19
 2. Elena's Smile - 5:02
 3. U Get What U Pay - 4:01
 4. One Word - 5:45
 5. Coal Tattoo - 4:55
 6. Doublecrossed & Blue - 3:23
 7. Sweet Simone - 5:21
 8. Vigilante Man - 5:25
 9. Goin' Down That Road Feelin' Bad - 4:34
10. Gotta Look Up - 4:45
11. Maria's Lullaby - 2:52
Chis Jones -  guitar, lead vocals;
Steve Baker-  harmonica, backing vocals;
Martin Röttger - cajon, percussion.

In the course of the last ten years, singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso Chris Jones and harp maestro Steve Baker have released three critically acclaimed CDs together on Acoustic Music Records. Their fourth outing "Gotta Look Up" offers an exciting collection of new songs and presents the duo in top form both musically and lyrically. Jones' and Baker's music has never been easy to classify. It ignores the constraints of stylistic boundaries and is beyond conventional categories, combining elements from rock, blues, folk and funk into a highly individual fusion which touches the heart, body and soul of the listener. On "Gotta LookUp", Jones' and Baker's almost telepathic interplay is perfectly complemented by Martin Röttger on cajon and percussion. Whether on fast songs or slow ballads, the music bubbles with energy and is compellingly authentic. The expressive original compositions are straight out of real life and are clearly not based on hearsay. They tell of love both lost and found, of lust for life, the pain of loss, distilled out of personal experience, as uncompromising and powerful as the melodies themselves. Quality never goes out of style.

Rick Holmstrom, John 'Juke' Logan, Stephen Hodges - Twist-O-Lettz

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 59:45 
Size: 137,7 MB 
Label: Mocombo Records
Styles: Rock/Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Land Of A Thousand Dances - 5:58
 2. IF I Should Die - 4:16
 3. Be Home Soon - 2:11
 4. Lone Wolf - 5:14
 5. Let's Rock & Roll - 2:45
 6. Waitin' Too Long - 3:42
 7. Jukestaposition - 4:33
 8. Turn Yer' Damper Down - 3:39
 9. I'd Like To See - 3:37
10. Come Along - 5:45
11. We Got Ta' Rock - 4:22
12. Wild About You - 2:50
13. Look Me In The Eye - 3:43
14. Ways Of Action - 7:04

Three of L.A.’s most versatile, in-demand blues players, guitarist Holmstrom, drummer Hodges, and harpist Logan cut this live in one room with no outside players. There’s no bass, and Logan (an excellent keyboardist) didn’t even haul out his B-3 – not that it’s missed. The former two-thirds of the trio have been touring with Mavis Staples for the past three years. Here, they and Logan channel their inner Tailgators and early T-Birds in spots, but without getting too derivative. This is even true of the opening “Land Of A Thousand Dances” – the lyrics of which provided the CD with its title (it’s unclear if it also applies to the band). The Chris Kenner classic has been covered by everyone from J. Geils to Percy Faith, not to mention Top 40 hits by Wilson Pickett and Cannibal & The Headhunters. Still, beginning with a chorus of “Children, Go Where I Send Thee,” Juke and
company put their own stamp on it. Writing is split between Holmstrom and Logan, with lead vocals corresponding accordingly, and the pair swapping solo chores. Meanwhile, Hodges lays down the funkiest, most lowdown grooves this side of Hound Dog Taylor drummer Ted Harvey. Holmstrom anchors “Be Home Soon” with a quirky, angular hook, and yanks some swampy octaves out of the extended “Ways Of Action” – featuring the tremolo of doom. His zydeco-inflected “Waitin’ Too Long” sounds like a primitive ancestor of Nick Lowe’s “Half A Boy And Half A Man” (possibly Huey Meaux’s “Cajun Honey”), and he adds extra sting to “I’d Like To See.”
Special mention is due the “fourth” member of the group, engineer/coproducer Glenn Nishida – or, more accurately, his Pacifica Studio in Culver City, which serves as Holmstrom’s lab of cool tones on many projects like this.

Ross Cirri - South Of The Pearly Gates

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:27 
Size: 92,8 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Livin Down Here In Bluesville - 4:21
 2. South Of The Pearly Gates - 4:15
 3. Kings In Paradise - 3:10
 4. Blood Red - 3:30
 5. A Soul Full Of Blue - 4:51
 6. It Looks Like Rain - 4:03
 7. A Lonely Highway - 4:43
 8. Insane City - 3:09
 9. Road To Glory - 4:07
10. Avenue Blue - 4:13

This is the new album of musician Ross Cirri. The album is filled with soulful blues notes combined with rock elements.

Mitch Pumpian - Original Recipe Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 32:23 
Size: 74,7 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/ElectricBlues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Must Be My Baby - 4:08
 2. Prehistoric Blues - 2:49
 3. Blind Dog Blues - 3:34
 4. Hard Hearted Woman - 3:06
 5. Because Of You - 4:52
 6. My Soul Is Cryin' - 7:06
 7. Want Your Lovin - 3:54
 8. Can't Stop It With My Love - 2:51

Began playing and singing in the mid ‘70s and moved to LA in 1980 where he played with many bands. Moved to Seattle in 1992 and worked with a myriad of Blues, Rock, R&B, and Soul orientated bands.
Performed 7 years with Kathi MacDonald Band & Patti Allen and Monster Road. Also with Sheri Roberts Greimes since 2017.
Nominated by Washington Blues Society: Best Blues Harmonica 2017 2018 2019. 

Tom Principato/Danny Gatton - Blazing Telecaster

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1984
Time: 52:05 
Size: 119,5 MB 
Label: Powerhouse Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Honey Hush (Talkin' Woman) - 11:03
 2. Blue Mood -  3:32
 3. Quiet Village - 11:43
 4. Cherokee -  6:01
 5. If You Only Knew -  6:53
 6. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right -  6:07
 7. Been 'N' Gone -  6:44

Blazing' is just the right word for this live set with blues guitar hotshot Tom Principato , who played on and off with Gatton through 1984. This is the resulting snapshot that Principato reissued several years later on his own Powerhouse label (and remains available in retail stores and by mail-order, regardless of its ongoing demand as an Internet auction item). Principato 's blues-oriented style -which also draws on elements of jazz , jump blues , and swing -- pushed Gatton beyond the peaks he'd achieved with his Redneck Jazz Explosion , and the '50s- and '60s-style explorations of Unfinished Business . This guitar summit meeting, then, inspired some unlikely choices -- such as a countrified take on Bob Dylan 's 'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right.' Other highlights include 'Honey Hush (Talkin' Woman),' which features some sizzling exchanges between both guitarists, and a Latin-oriented swing into Les Baxter 's 'Quiet Village,' where everyone pulls off inspired soloing (except drummer Robbie Magruder ). There's a bright reading of the jazz standard 'Cherokee,' which provides an appropriate contrast to the mellow fusion of Principato's 'If You Only Knew' and 'Been N'Gone.' Guitar enthusiasts will appreciate Principato 's notation of who's soloing when, as well as the photos of its featured players hamming for the camera (note the visual reference to one of Gatton 's favorite concert tricks: using a beer bottle for a slide). All the players are in outstanding form, and this is definitely among the most absorbing of all Gatton 's one-off projects.

Microwave Dave & The Nukes - Wouldn't Lay My Guitar Down

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 46:11 
Size: 106,7 MB 
Label: Duck Tape Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sugar Bee - 4:30
 2. Hey Little Girl - 3:29
 3. I Wouldn't Lay My Guitar Down - 3:25
 4. Hat - 3:46
 5. Soon As The Weather Breaks - 4:50
 6. I Want My Rib Back - 3:08
 7. Don't Care Blues - 3:59
 8. King Of The Blues - 3:31
 9. Don't Throw My Baby Away - 5:58
10. Daynaflow Blues - 3:37
11. Sentimental Journey - 3:08
12. Stumblin' Home - 2:45

Сombine sleek guitar licks and the raspy voice of band leader Dave Gallaher, and you've got a first-rate blues album, Microwave Dave and the Nukes' third in six years. Their first album, Gotta Get a Cadillac, which might be the best least-known blues album ever recorded, was first released in 1991, then a second time in 1999 under an Australian record-label.Microwave Dave is the unique name of the rocking, but little known blues-band based in Huntsville, Ala. The band was started by Gallaher, who got his nickname in the 1980s. The musician introducing Gallaher at a gig couldn't remember his name. Gallaher's wife thought of a fitting title for the other members of the band - bassist Rick Godfrey and drummer Skip Skipworth. She called them "The Nukes." But don't let the unusual name fool you about their music, because it's fantastic. The fourth track, "Hat," exemplifies Microwave Dave's talent for using distinctive and changing rhythm that makes you want to tap your toes and nod your head to the beat of the music. When the band was playing years ago at a private gig in someone's home, neighbors complained that the music was too loud and called the police. When the police arrived, they just sat in the driveway, mesmerized by the music "because they liked it so much," Gallaher said. "Dynaflow Blues," is chock full of the mesmerizing rhythm that characterizes the band. The song begins with the twangy slide-guitar playing of Gallaher and doesn't let up. While wonderful tunes fill this CD, nothing beats listening to the band live. Fortunately, Microwave Dave makes annual visits to the Orlando area every March to perform during Bike Week. So next spring, plan on heading out to Daytona Beach to watch these blues masters play.

понедельник, 5 октября 2020 г.

Robert J. Hunter - Songs For The Weary

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 49:03 
Size: 112,4 MB 
Label: Spectra Music Group
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Turning - 2:46
 2. Demons - 5:26
 3. Sleepless Nights - 4:31
 4. Nightmares - 5:25
 5. Trial By Fire - 4:15
 6. Hurricane - 3:28
 7. Witches & Wolves - 3:47
 8. Truce - 4:49
 9. See You In Hell - 4:24
10. Flaws - 4:33
11. Chains - 5:33

There are plenty of gravel-road vocals out there, oft compared with the obvious, but in Robert  J. Hunter there is a distinctiveness that is something to do with the depth of tone, and the clipped pace of the singing, that makes it more than just another. It’s the emotion too, as on the blues ballad Nightmares from his debut album, a song shredding feeling through the struggle to shout out the pain.
Opener Turning is a near-three minute blues chug that launches this fine Alderney disc via the swamp-surround of another dirt island, the power trio format in fulsome fettle. Second Demons ‘wa-ohs’ the darkness with more grit and grind, the fuzzed bass and organ rises pushing to a Beefheartesque moment before a return of ‘wa-ohs’ and its choric conclusion. There are acoustic based blues made heavy by the weight of that forceful voice, and larger band numbers like Hurricane where a guitar wail rides the tail of the vocal storm, drums thundering beneath – just before Hunter growls out his final pangs. I imagine this is rousing stuff played live. I like the howl and female call of Truce, the acoustic and electric guitar work merging ballad and funk tempos, and always the emotive peaks of Hunter’s vocal assaults. The dirt-dirge of See You in Hell has some welcome blues harp to secure the overall roots. Closer Chains is a sweet one, Hunter playing fine guitar to gently underscore the talent beyond his singing, though it is again that singing which fills the aural room and I’m sure those venues where he now continues to make his presence heard, and remembered. 

Sergio Duarte Blues Band - Highway Man

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 52:31 
Size: 120,4 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Gotta Move - 5:21
 2. Bring It On Home - 3:55
 3. Letter From Home - 4:22
 4. Mr. Highway Man - 3:39
 5. Hawaiian Eye - 4:02
 6. Just Got To Know - 4:09
 7. I`m Ready - 5:18
 8. Help Me - 4:24
 9. Liquor And Drugs - 6:16
10. Red Top - 2:55
11. Little Girl - 5:50
12. Watch Out - 2:15

With more than 20 years of career under his belt, and four CDs, Sérgio Duarte is considered one of the pioneers and most important blues musicians in Brazil. He has influenced the new generations of players and his work is praised by reference figures of the blues world, such as James Cotton, Sugar Blue and Mark Hummel and the legendary guitarist Buddy Guy. In "Highway Man", his fourth CD, Sérgio brings a continuity to his style of Traditional Blues with a focus on the Harmonica and with arrangements and interpretations of the great masters of the Blues in the style Chicago Blues. He also touches on other Blues styles such as West Coast and Boogie Woogie. If this is your type of blues, it's worth listening to.

Al Grigg - Blues And Other Things

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 29:52 
Size: 68,6 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. All The Way Home - 2:49
 2. Your Meal Ticket (I Ain't Gonna Be) - 3:05
 3. It Just Don't Have To Be That Way - 3:47
 4. Dead End Boogie - 5:33
 5. I'm Gonna Jump Right Into The Fire - 3:26
 6. In Cecilia's Garden - 3:55
 7. American Dream - 7:14

Al Grigg has enjoyed a pretty cool music career since his 1975 debut album with one of the pioneer indie bands, The Flying Dogs of Jupiter. Since then he has done a little bit of everything, from playing with a 50s/60s tribute band, to traveling to three continents while living overseas for a decade. Al returned to the United States in 2010 and formed The Fine Line, who he still plays with in the New York / New Jersey area. He gets out on his own too, with an upcoming tour abroad and a new solo CD to entertain his fans. Blues and Other Things is the latest self-produced album from Grigg, and he did all of the heavy lifting on this one. Al wrote all seven of the songs (some of them from Flying Dogs of Jupiter albums), took the lead on all of the vocals, and played all of the guitar and drum parts. Guest artists Greta Tristram (harmonica) and Frank Kaiser (rhythm guitar) joined him on this project. Looking at the sleeve for this disc, it appears that Al Grigg is a bit of tone junkie, as he made notes of the different guitars and amplifiers that he used to get the desired sounds in the studio. It certainly worked out well, as you will hear in the opener, “All the Way Home.” This is a country rocker with hard and crunchy overdriven guitars, and Al’s voice goes all the way from smooth to jagged — he can really howl out the lyrics! This is followed up by a more straight-up blues tune, “Your Meal Ticket (I Ain’t Gonna Be),” which uses two or three layers of guitars to achieve a fun and bouncy beat under Griggs smorgasbord of double entendres. Keeping thing moving, the next tune is “It Just Don’t Have to Be That Way,” which provides a healthy dose of smooth rhythm and blues to accompany the heavy lyrics. Grigg lays down a very tasteful guitar solo on this one, and he has a wonderful feel for the instrument. Then the mood turns to country blues with “Dead End Boogie” which has some well-placed harp from Tristam and plenty of catchy guitar licks. There are a also a three rock (or maybe even pop) tracks. “I’m Gonna Jump Right Into the Fire” and “In Cecelia’s Garden” are well constructed, as their lush instrumentation and vocal harmonies go well with the lyrics which are thoughtful with good imagery. Finally, the set finishes up with seven minutes of “American Dream,” a hard-hitting Flying Dogs of Jupiter rocking jam where Grigg and Tristam get to finally cut loose with everything they’ve got. So, after listening to the whole thing it turns out that the album title is true: this CD really is full of blues and other things! As this release comes in at a bit under 30 minutes it would have been nice to squeeze in a few more tracks. This being said, all seven of the songs are solid; Al Grigg did a fine job with Blues and Other Things, and it is an entertaining listen for fans of blues and blues-related music. Check out his website for winter tour information as there are shows listed for the UK and Ireland, with more dates to be announced soon.

Nobby Reed Project - Moonlight Drivin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 77:10 
Size: 176,8 MB 
Label: NRP/Living Room
Styles: Guitar Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Moonlight Drivin -  3:53
 2. Only One -  4:41
 3. Learn to Love -  3:42
 4. Morning Glory -  5:06
 5. I Wish You Peace -  5:42
 6. You Are -  4:15
 7. Walk With Me -  4:05
 8. Common Ground -  5:21
 9. Blues Train -  4:11
10. Dig Deeper - 10:06
11. Blues is a Lady -  5:01
12. Powerful Thing -  3:15
13. JB -  3:09
14. Follow Your Heart -  4:34
15. Worried Man - 10:01

Vermont blues-rock institutions The Nobby Reed Project have earned a reputation as one of the area's top club acts, largely due to their leader's passionate guitar playing and rugged vocals. The trio's latest, Moonlight Drivin,' is another dose of shuffle-blues and no-nonsense rock 'n' roll. The disc is sure to delight longtime fans, and maybe even entice some new ones. Reed's style invites comparisons to late electric-blues virtuoso Stevie Ray Vaughn, but plenty sets the Green Mountain axeman apart. First of all, he's a surprisingly versatile singer, delivering both pop harmonies and Gregg Allman-style howls with ease. Moonlight Drivin' contains several barroom classics, such as the title track and the aptly named "Blues Train." While Reed's guitar work on those tunes is commendable, he truly shines on the Santana-esque composition "Morning Glory." His impeccable phrasing provides a scorching example of the electric guitar's versatility; the track is a diamond in this blue-collar rough. The laid-back groove of "I Wish You Peace" is sweet and mellow, featuring smooth harmonies and a vibe reminiscent of late '60s West Coast rock. "You Are" boasts richly textured background vocals and lead guitar work recalling that of Peter Green and Roy Buchanan.Drummer Eric Belrose and bassist/harmonica player Tim Comings lay down a solid foundation, steering clear of flashy fills and showy runs. "Common Ground" gives Comings a little more room to maneuver, however. A crawling, minor-key blues number, the tune features a slinky bass line that nicely complements Reed's sultry licks. The lyrics leave a bit to be desired, but nobody listens to this kind of stuff for deep prose. Though "Powerful Thing" supplies some stinging lead guitar, for example, Reed's vocal refrain is patently unoriginal. OK, we know you've got the blues -- do you have to tell us so many times? To be fair, the album's shortcomings are merely those of the genre itself. Reed and bandmates possess enough musical muscle to plow through the cliches with their dignity intact. Moonlight Drivin' would sound great over beers and a game of pool, but there's still plenty of nuance if you're listening for it. Hear NRP Friday, July 1, at the Middle Earth Music Hall in Bradford.

The Boneshakers - Book Of Spells

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 47:43 
Size: 109,4 MB 
Label: Virgin Records
Styles: Funky Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Cold Sweat - 3:47
 2. Break Down The Walls - 3:35
 3. I Blew Up The United States - 4:02
 4. Part Time Man - 3:27
 5. I'm Living All Of My Days For You - 4:38
 6. Welcome To My Life - 3:39
 7. Why Don't You Want Me - 3:35
 8. Queenie's Groove - 1:01
 9. Let's Straighten It Out - 4:38
10. The One You Run To - 4:47
11. Don't Tear My Heart Apart - 3:19
12. Long Way Down - 4:28
13. Fudge Brownie - 2:41

The Boneshakers, you might say, are a danceable roots rock version of Steely Dan -- two songwriters/instrumentalists/vocalists (Randy Jacobs and Sweet Pea Atkinson) compose tart, biting songs and perform them with ensembles of guest musicians, some bearing impressive credentials (in this case, critical fave Jon Butcher among them). Jacobs and Atkinson had previously worked together with Was (Not Was); individually, they've collaborated with everyone from Elton John and Coolio to Iggy Pop and Ofra Haza. But even down to its title, their debut album, Book of Spells, seems to promise just slightly more voodoo than it actually delivers. It opens with the James Brown warhorse "Cold Sweat," later revisits Was (Not Was)' twisted, oddly graceful "I Blew up the United States," and concludes with the fluffy and tasty funk vamp "Fudge Brownie." But the journey between isn't exactly crammed full of memorable moments. The roadhouse blues "Part Time Man," the ballad "Let's Straighten It Out," and other tracks such as "The One You Run To" might be pleasant enough, authentic grooves, but there are no great songs on this album.

The Nobby Reed Project - Live at The Harpoon BBQ Fest-July 24,2005

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 73:25 
Size: 168,3 MB 
Label: NRP/living Room Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. It's a Sin - 4:40
 2. Blues Train - 4:06
 3. Blues Bug - 6:17
 4. At The Bottom - 7:08
 5. Allmen Are Created Equal - 6:16
 6. The Rev - 5:00
 7. How You Feel - 4:47
 8. I'm Cryin' Too - 7:33
 9. Only One - 4:45
10. Condition Blue - 6:33
11. Poor Man's Blues - 7:14
12. Nobby's Boogie - 2:54
13. Good Times - 6:07

After paying his dues in the relative obscurity of the Northeastern U.S. bar scene for many years, recording and performing in a host of different bands, he released his first solo CD in 1997 to critical acclaim. "Guitar on My Back" was listed by Blues Revue Magazine as one of the top ten CDs listened to in the office by their staff. Reed hit the road with his own band and the Nobby Reed Project was born. This CD captures Nobby Reed in a tremendous, live setting performing some of his top material. This is a very generous offering, as it serves up well over seventy minutes of blues that smoke and smolder, yet it retains a satisfying degree of control.

суббота, 3 октября 2020 г.

Rick Fines - Solar Powered Too

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 41:52 
Size: 96,7 MB 
Label:RAF Records
Styles: Blues/Roots Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Below The Surface - 4:09
 2. Live Forever - 3:55
 3. Worry Be The Death Of Me - 3:51
 4. Laundry on the Line - 2:58
 5. That's What Makes You Strong - 3:37
 6. Fundamental Nature - 3:09
 7. You Only Want Me When You Need Me - 3:33
 8. Dark Days - 4:21
 9. Yellow Moon, Indigo Sky - 2:50
10. One Lone Loon - 3:03
11. Never Let Go - 3:34
12. Scared To Dance - 2:47

Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. As a veteran of the North American blues and folk circuits, he engages audiences with captivating songs, diverse guitar styling and his signature vocal growl. Rick’s storied career has seen him working in stellar collaboration and as a successful solo act.  First gaining attention as part of the legendary Jackson Delta, he’s since released four solo albums, another with his own Rick Fines trio, and a critically acclaimed disc with fellow troubadour, Suzie Vinnick.  Along the way he has racked up both awards and accolades.  His 15-year stint with Jackson Delta received both Juno and Handy award nominations.  His partnership with Suzie garnered a Maple Blues Songwriter of the Year Award.  On his own, he’s pulled in two more Maple Blues Awards (for Solo Act of the Year), as well as an astonishing eight other nominations.  While his songwriting chops won him a 2003 International Songwriting Competition, he’s equally proficient on guitar – having played for legendary blues piano player Pinetop Perkins, songstress Colleen Peterson, folk icon Penny Lang, and many others.  Equally at home alone at the microphone or leading a stage of fellow players, Rick has performed everywhere from the National Gallery and Governor General’s Garden Party to Montreal Jazz, Ottawa BluesFest, the Edmonton Folk Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. International tour highlights include visits to France, Italy, Scotland, Newfoundland, BC’s Gulf Islands, and the Northern Arctic. Rick believes in the transformative power of music.  When not performing, he can be found teaching and sharing with students across Canada – including work with the Blues In The Schools programs in Ottawa, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Yellowknife.  He’s also participated in the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Education program.

Bill Thomas - Mean Daddy Baby (Live)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 62:14 
Size: 143,7 MB 
Label: Blues Archive
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. One Fine Thing (Live) - 3:11
 2. Sugar Coated Love (Live) - 4:04
 3. Crosscut Saw (Live) - 6:11
 4. You Belong to Me (Live) - 3:41
 5. She Was Wrong (Live) - 3:52
 6. Mean Daddy Baby (Live) - 3:40
 7. 'Cause She's My Babe (Live) - 4:09
 8. Wonder Why (Live) - 9:56
 9. I Want You to Rock Me (Live) - 4:40
10. Can't Do Without You (Live) - 4:39
11. Preacher's Son (Live) - 5:27
12. Can't Be Saved (Live) - 3:33
13. Stay Right Here (Live) - 5:06

Bill Thomas, a preacher's son originally from Texas, now resident in Paris, is a born bluesman. His roots being in the great Blues tradition of the South. Both men of native American blood, Bill Thomas and Jimi Hendrix have one or two things in common. Both favour a 'power trio'. Bill, like Jimi, composes, plays lead, and sings his own unique brand of the Blues. Proud to claim such influences as Buddy Guy, Lightnin' Hopkins, Freddie King, Bukka White and Otis Rush, with a dash of JMH, Bill Thomas is difficult to label.
Without doubt Bill is a luminary in a new wave of Blues Greats! A combination of accomplished tradition, with memorable originality. It should come as no surprise, that he once shared a house with the late and great guitarist, Roy Buchanon. On arrival in Europe, the magazine 'Soulbag' described Bill Thomas as a "fiery and most exciting guitarist". Just the start of many glowing tributes as Bill familiarised himself with a succession of appreciative European venues.

Bobby Mack - Texas Blues Guitar - Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 57:59 
Size: 132,9 MB 
Label: Blues Archive
Styles: Blues/Texas Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Drivin' Sideways (Live) - 4:39
 2. The Ship's Going Down (Live) - 4:00
 3. Somebody's Reading My Mail (Live) - 3:53
 4. Don't Put No Headstone on My Grave (Live) - 6:54
 5. So Low Down (Live) - 5:47
 6. Start All over Again (Live) - 6:42
 7. Tore Down (Live) - 3:54
 8. Do the Hipshake Baby (Live) - 7:41
 9. Heart of a Lonely Man (Live) - 5:48
10. Talkin' to You on the Telephone (Live) - 4:47
11. Fender Bender (Live) - 3:49

Like other such North Texas guitarists as Denny Freeman, Derek O’Brien, Jimmie and Stevie Vaughan, Bobby helped define the Austin Blues genre of the late seventies and early eighties. Bobby has shared the stage with other notables such as Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, and Otis Rush and can deliver the sound of a revved up Texas Guitar like nobody else.

Phil Cory - Down On The Blues Road

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 45:12 
Size: 104,6 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bigfoot - 4:25
 2. Oxygen - 3:22
 3. Street Blues - 3:47
 4. Dirt Road Blues - 5:20
 5. Stay - 3:27
 6. Market Day - 2:48
 7. Down On the Blues Road - 4:55
 8. Pullin Thru - 5:06
 9. Blue Sun - 5:18
10. Nobody Said - 4:41
11. Adventure Day - 1:58

3 X Near Death Survivor Vegan Straightedge Off Grid Solar Powered Quartz Tonal Musician/Singer Songwriter (Beneficial Quartz Sound, Positive Mantra Space Rock, Acoustic Road Songs)
Quartz Crystal Tonal Music Maker(Vibing Chakras)
Vocal Style .. fans say (David Bowie,NeilYoung)
Guitar Style .. fans say (Frank Zappa, Gary Moore, Mick Ronson, Slash, Jimmy Page)
and various blends of the above..
Longer ....
Always drawn to constant sound (which I remember before birth) I started playing piano at 3 (the piano got burned) and so took up guitar at the age of 7 - it was my connection to better things. I used tape loops and while at school played in punk bands in the north west UK in 1977 on the same bill as Echo and the Bunneymen. In "The Fellmen" our sound was very "Can" before many had heard of them (before the Stone Roses) we recorded & played gigs in Liverpool. Our drummer left to work on a new song and ended up on the radio in James - with "Sit Down" hi Dave :)
This took me into writing Song Albums & Ambient Albums to a period with my 3 Piece a rock project which played gigs in Oxford, Reading, London. I continued creating ambient music such as on Psychic Flying from 1997s Message From The Stars Album and Outstation which I then extended into Personal Self Healing (MemoryLoss - Childhood Trauma) & then for others - this is my Crystal Singing Bowls work. I perform in Crystal Caverns in Europe, Rock Venues and Art Exhibitions. Previously at UK Festivals such as Womad.
More Info: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6VwEvHieOj07W7mIVdjnNi