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пятница, 14 февраля 2020 г.

Peter McGraw - Follow Me To The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 51:47
Size: 119,2 MB
Label: Blues Destiny
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Follow Me To The Blues - 2:16
 2. Sweet Home Chicago - 3:37
 3. The Sky Is Crying - 9:15
 4. Hoochie Coochie Man - 6:27
 5. I Got A Woman - 5:02
 6. Bring It On Home To Me - 5:44
 7. Unchain My Heart - 3:35
 8. I'd Rather Go Blind - 5:30
 9. Let The Good Times Roll - 4:11
10. As The Years Go Passing By - 6:05

If you're going to release a record with nine of the ten tracks being covers of blues standards, and you hope it will get some recognition, then you - and the rest of the musicians on the disc - better be very good. On Follow Me To The Blues, Peter McGraw, and the rest of the musicians, are exactly that. On his first solo album, vocalist McGraw is joined by: Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on harp; Hans McMinamin on guitar; Roy “The Maestro” Powers on keyboards, Richard Love on drums, and Larry “O” Mayo on bass. The disc opens with the title, and sole original track, written by Powers. The song does exactly what an opening track should do - impress and expose the listener to a taste of what they're in for. In barely more than two minutes, everyone gets in some impressive highlights and McGraw establishes himself as a singer I want to hear a lot more of. My immediate thought was that if this was the type of stuff I'd hear, I'd follow these guys anywhere.
By the next track, “Sweet Home Chicago,” the guys are locked into a groove they never lose. Love, Mayo, and Powers, old band mates in The Vagrantz, are obviously still in tune with one another after all these years. Their outstanding rhythm on this - and the rest of the disc - is evidence of that. With repeated harp highlights by Walsh, great guitar riffs from McMinamin, and gruff, yet melodic, vocals from a voice that was made to sing the blues, by McGraw, this one's a winner.
In the first 60 seconds of “The Sky Is Crying,” the little pieces you'll hear from everyone in the band will make you happy that there are eight more minutes of it still ahead. I don't care how many times you've heard this track and how many bands you've heard do it - this version will knock your socks off. With everyone at their best, this one's unquestionably the disc`s best. Another track that will have you comparing it to the original is “I Got A Woman.” With Love absolutely relentless on the drums behind him, this one has McGraw sounding as soulful as Ray Charles. Anyone who has ever read my reviews of CDs containing the song “I'd Rather Go Blind” already knows that the song is my all time favorite. As a matter of fact, I've been known to bring the Koko Taylor version of it to clubs with me, so that I could lend it to the band to learn it. The results were always good - I've never heard a version of the track I did not like. McGraw`s version allows me to keep that thought intact. This song is meant to be sung by a strong, soulful and raspy voiced vocalist and ya don't get any stronger, more soulful and raspier than Peter McGraw. Of course, you also need an incredible guitar lead to make this one work and McMinamin is all over it. Great stuff! Another track that had me shaking my head in awe was “As The Years Go Passing By.” This ballad is one of the slower and more low-down blues tracks....the kind that always make me smile. With the rhythm section so softly locked in just the right spot, McGraw, McMinamin, and Powers excel on the vocals, guitar and keyboards. Other tracks on Follow Me To The Blues include: “Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Bring It On Home To Me,” “Unchain My Heart,” and “Let The Good Times Roll.”
This review has been complimentary written for www.bostonblues.com by Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro/

Follow Me To The Blues

Michael Powers and The Powder Keg - Power Stomp (Live)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 55:27
Size: 127,4 MB
Label: Lightning Rod
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Let the Good Times Roll -  6:38
 2. Crossroads -  6:37
 3. Smokestack Lightnin' -  5:14
 4. Night in Madrid - 11:11
 5. Graffiti -  3:34
 6. Dust My Broom -  4:04
 7. Killing Floor -  4:22
 8. Baby Caught a Train -  4:18
 9. Successful Son -  5:19
10. Power Stomp -  4:06

Two-time Blues Music Award / Handy nominee Michael Powers is without a doubt a true master of the blues. His mother Doris had noticed that Michael walked around with a broom pretending it was a guitar every time the Rock It Hour would be on television. Doris bought him a guitar by cashing in a book of saving stamps. Doris was convinced that her son had a special talent and imposed a strict musical routine. Every day, Michael had to listen to records and play along with them. Doris' words “Michael turn the record over” still echo in his ears. It would prove to be a strong influence as Doris' favorites included Muddy Waters, Lightnin Hopkins, Jimmy Reed, Billie Holiday, and John Lee Hooker. After seeing Jimmy Reed play weekly sets at Max’s at the tender age of 12, Michael went on to start his own band in high school. Michael then joined the Adlibs, with whom he recorded the cult hit “Boy from NYC”. They toured and opened for numerous Top-10 bands, including the Everly Brothers, Kool and the Gang, The Boxtops, and Ritchie Havens. Two weeks before graduating, Michael became James Cotton’s guitarist. He then founded The Moonbeams, which for 13 years opened for acts like The Ronnettes, James Brown, and Bo Diddley. Michael went on to perform with icons like Chuck Berry, Johnny Winters, Robert Cray, and John Lee Hooker, and has now embarked on a solo career to critical success.

Power Stomp (Live)

Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets - Rack 'Em Up

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1989
Time: 38:15
Size: 88,6 MB
Label: Demon Records/Black Top Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tell Me What Have I Done Wrong? - 3:08
 2. Since We've Been Together - 3:23
 3. Rack 'Em Up - 2:19
 4. Mama and Papa - 2:45
 5. 20 Miles - 3:09
 6. Hold That Train, Conductor - 4:22
 7. I'm Your Professor - 2:49
 8. I'll Keep On Trying - 2:58
 9. All Your Love - 3:32
10. Are You Out There - 3:34
11. Lemonade - 3:34
12. Meanstreak - 2:35

Anson Funderburgh (born James Anson Funderburgh; November 14, 1954) is an American blues guitar player and bandleader of Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets since 1978. Their style incorporates both Chicago blues and Texas blues.
Rack 'Em Up is a straightforward blues album that demonstrates Anson Funderburgh's affection for the Texas shuffle. Nobody on the album, whether it's Funderburgh or the Kamikaze Horns, overplays their hand and it delivers the goods efficiently although without flair.

Rack 'em Up

Ron Addison - Testify

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 33:37
Size: 77,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Long Ago Another Time - 2:58
 2. No Damn Good - 5:02
 3. Testify - 3:08
 4. Chocolate Cherry Pie - 3:58
 5. Keep Loving Me - 2:40
 6. Never Gave Up Loving You - 2:27
 7. Crayons In Heaven - 4:09
 8. Long Way Down - 4:18
 9. Together Not Alone - 1:59
10. Oyster Man - 2:53

The new CD is coming out Friday and  listen to "Keep Lovin Me" and "Long Ago Another Time". I believe you will like the other artist in my playlist as well.
From the long arm of the law to the outstretched arms of the blues, Ron Addison has come around full circle and released his debut CD, Testify.  Ron  personifies rhythm and blues with his soulful and rocking lead singing.  After a career in the military as a helicopter pilot and a second career as a Virginia State Trooper, Addison returned to his first love, music.  Growing up on country music, as a teenager he also started loving the blues and rock and roll.  Ron played and sang while in the military and then, when he was in the State Police, had a trio with his brothers. The music became full time after he retired and is truly a labor of love.  His music is tight and loose in all the right places, and shows a precision and maturity some artists take a lifetime of recording to achieve. Testify isn't just a powerful debut, it's a testimonial to perseverance.
The TomCats are a band that will remind you why you love music or introduce you to a whole new heartfelt world in music.  This Southwest Virginia based band plays blues and rock  to make your feet dance and your heart ready to burst with emotions.  Many influences set the groundwork from a blend of professional musical abilities and personalities.


Rob Williams And The Bluesdrivers - Gone Too Long

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:43
Size: 107,0 MB
Label: Mudcat Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gone Too Long - 5:01
 2. Take A Shot - 4:45
 3. Bad Mojo - 5:22
 4. Hard Times - 3:58
 5. The Letter - 3:29
 6. Get Through My Days - 4:38
 7. No One Else To Blame - 4:15
 8. Street Corner Blues - 4:04
 9. The Warrior - 6:00
10. Moonlight On The Shore - 5:07

Having the blues does not always mean sadness and pain. Blues music is an expression of emotion from deep inside. It means something and different to everyone,but the blues has one common goal in mind: its a release and a way to celebrate life, love, pain and happiness. Rob Williams began his journey at the age 8 when his mother bought him his first guitar. He taught himself to play from there, he played in church groups and surrounded himself with music and was in his first band at 12.  Playing all over the east coast, Pittsburgh has remained his home and there he has honed his skills and style by playing with many blues musicians in Pittsburgh such as the great Chismo Charles.With many influences in his music he has combined these influences into a melting pot of guitar driven music and soulful playing. Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joe bonamassa, Tommy castro, Walter Trout, and Albert Cummings are among the styles your ears will enjoy at one of the shows. The Bluesdrivers are from many backgrounds and areas, with Cory Derringer on Bass guitar. Cory has a funky, bluesy groove that he lays down to keep the thump going. His influence is Victor Wooten which he attends Victor's camp with him. Ben Skinner on drums brings his unique style and flavor to the band with his influemces being many from jazz, rock and funk. John Hicks on The harmonica is a master at the blues harp and has been playing for 40 years with many greats and bands from Pittsburgh. His soul bending style is a treat to behold and to see him is to believe him Erik Zettelmayer, also known as Z, has played since he was 14 and performed in Nashville, and Rosa's blues club in Chicago. Working with Mark Lucas has helped shape Z into th eblues guitarist he is today. He loves chiicago blues and has honed his skill around that style.

Gone Too Long

четверг, 13 февраля 2020 г.

J.R. Clark - Icicles On My Ceiling

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 54:28
Size: 125,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Icicles On My Ceiling - 6:23
 2. I Need Some Love - 4:19
 3. Tribute to the Boogie - 6:16
 4. The Day You Walked Out On Me - 7:24
 5. I Can't Have It - 5:59
 6. Married Woman Creepin' - 4:04
 7. Sunday Morning - 5:46
 8. Where Have You Gone With My Love - 4:46
 9. How Many More Times - 4:38
10. One Eyed Woman - 4:47

Greasy slide guitar, to a Boogie that would be reminiscent if you poured Freddie King and John Lee Hooker into a glass for a high energy boogie drink! This CD has it all! Chicago blues, Soul and even a Southern Rock ballad! This disc is a can't miss!

Icicles On My Ceiling

Corby Yates Band - Back From Yesterday

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 52:25
Size: 120,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dallas - 1:32
 2. Back From Yesterday - 4:54
 3. Green Eyed Girl - 3:45
 4. Are You Not There? - 3:48
 5. Back To You - 4:50
 6. Salty Pain - 5:31
 7. Is This Evil? - 5:26
 8. Do You Know? - 4:51
 9. I Don't Mind - 4:06
10. The Wrong Song - 6:38
11. The Cure - 3:32
12. Angel - 3:27

Recorded at Dawghouse Studios and originally released on NTS records in 2003. 12 songs produced and mixed by BB Chung King. Corby Yates is one of the best guitar players of all time! His dad Jim on the bass and now Ian on the drums makes a wonderful addition to the group. The Corby Yates Band Rocks my socks off!!

Back From Yesterday

Dennis Siggery & Neil Sadler - Half & Half

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 53:44
Size: 123,1 MB
Label: Southside Music Uk
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Want Your Tears - 9:27
 2. Voodoo Woman - 4:37
 3. The Cat Done Got My Tongue - 5:23
 4. Little Red Rooster - 4:12
 5. Unchain My Heart - 5:49
 6. Money Can't Buy Me - 5:37
 7. Handbags & Gladrags - 4:29
 8. It's Gonna Hit Your Soul - 4:20
 9. Rock and Roll Band - 5:14
10. Knocking on Heaven's Door - 4:32

Dennis Siggery and Neil Sadler were the creative force behind the old Eric Street Band (before Dennis formed the new band for the latest 2 albums). So if you were a fan of the old ESB you'll love this new album of Blues and R&B songs! Dennis Siggery and Neil Sadler were the creative force behind the first 10 albums by the Eric Street Band (before Dennis started working with a new band and co-writer on the 'Purple Passage' & 'Eye Of The Storm' albums). This new album, 'Half & Half' sees a return of the old partnership, featuring the unique vocals of Dennis and the guitar and production talents of Neil. Most of the tracks are new original songs by Dennis and Neil - so if you loved the old Eric Street Band songs, you'll love these! The album also includes their reworkings of the classics 'Little Red Rooster' - a big hit in the 60s for the Stones, 'Unchain My Heart' - made famous by Ray Charles, 'Handbags & Gladrags' - famously used as the theme for The Office, and Dylan's 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' - with an extra verse written by Dennis.

Half & Half

Evan St. James - Unperfect

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 51:24
Size: 118,6 MB
Label: Big Evolution Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Mess With Me Baby - 4:18
 2. Hey Hey Hey Hey - 4:28
 3. Unperfect - 5:08
 4. Every Dog Has Its Day - 5:16
 5. You Gotta Go - 2:44
 6. This Broken Love - 4:23
 7. Why Baby Why - 5:11
 8. Everythings Gonna Be Alright - 5:04
 9. Fairytale Blues - 5:17
10. Sunset Blues - 5:09
11. This Song - 4:20

Pianist, bass player, guitarist, poet, composer, singer and producer - Evan St. James has been performing concerts since 7 years. Winner of two dozen contests, winner of two dozen music awards, a friend of BB King and an excellent bluesman. This album is designed in the style of a classic rhythm and blues interspersed with modern pop jazz.


Ryan Perry - High Risk, Low Reward

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 52:37
Size: 121,3 MB
Label: Ruf Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ain't Afraid to Eat Alone - 5:30
 2. Homesick - 4:14
 3. Pride - 4:52
 4. A Heart I Didn't Break - 4:36
 5. Why I Sing the Blues - 4:29
 6. One Thing's for Certain - 4:53
 7. High Risk, Low Reward - 5:36
 8. Changing Blues - 4:06
 9. Oh, No - 4:54
10. Evil Is Going On - 4:14
11. Hard Times - 5:08

Like all the great artists, Ryan Perry isn’t afraid to rip it up and start again. Since 2007, the Mississippi bandleader has blazed a reputation in the award-winning Homemade Jamz Blues Band. But when it came to this solo outing, Perry took a leap of faith and trusted his talent to land him safe on the other side. Now, High Risk, Low Reward announces the touchdown of an artist to treasure.
Although still in his twenties, Perry has the soul, scars and war stories to rival the most hard-bitten road dog. Rewind to 2007, the singer / guitarist was just thirteen when the Homemade Jamz Blues Band won second place at the 23rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Already, the line-up of Perry and his siblings showed a ferocious musicality and emotional maturity beyond their years. “I learned more about life and the world while playing blues all over than I ever could in school,” he recalls. “And that knowledge has made me grow up faster, something I’m thankful for.” A decade later, life’s triumphs and blows have made Perry an even more eloquent songwriter, able to capture human truths with his soulful guitar work and that fathoms-deep vocal. High Risk, Low Reward will thrill long-standing followers of the Homemade Jamz Blues Band. But the eleven songs that Perry tracked at Berlin’s Studio Erde with producer Roger Inniss will sweep up a whole new fanbase too. From the classic porch-blues vibe of his home state on the title track, to “Hard Times” torn-and-frayed ode to struggle in modern America, this is an album that touches every generation that hears it.“Originally, I wanted to keep the Jamz vibes going into this album,” says Perry, “but while writing, I discovered my music taste has changed. This album branches out in some areas, holds on a bit tighter in others. What I can say is that I always play how I feel at that exact moment. ”
When it came to the sessions, Perry and his studio band attacked these songs in Berlin. “Ain’t Afraid to Eat Alone” is funky and heartfelt, opening with a stinging lead-guitar intro that sets the standard. Homesick has a mid-tempo funk-blues lick and a heavy heart. “That song is about me wanting to leave home (the state, or the woman, you decide) so bad. But then realising I had everything I wanted back home, and wanting to come back. ” Elsewhere, Perry reflects on his own broken-down relationships. “Pride is me acknowledging my prideful (and sometimes toxic) ways and hoping I can change them before the one I love leaves me. “A Heart I Didn’t Break” is about loving yourself before you can love another, something I have only a slight grasp on at this point in my life. The title track is about investing too much into someone who gives too little in return. A lot of people can relate somehow - I just hope it never happens again personally! ”
Wherever the blues scene goes, expect Ryan Perry to be at the head of the pack, still addressing age-old truths, but serving them up with a vigor and vision that chimes with fresh listeners. “The new generation of the blues is here now,” he nods. “And it’s here to stay ...”

High Risk, Low Reward

The Charles Ford Band - A Reunion Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 48:49
Size: 112,4 MB
Label: Blue Rock'it Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Cotton Creeper -  6:55
 2. Help the Poor -  5:26
 3. Kiddeo -  4:09
 4. Forty Days and Forty Nights - 10:36
 5. That Will Never Do -  6:09
 6. Lookin' for a Woman -  9:29
 7. Dance with Me -  6:02

It's quite hard to find some good stuff as this one is. Simply perfect the way the different instruments talks one to the others. Incredibly fast and with soul the harmonica player.

A Reunion Live

Phil Brown - Live in Seattle

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 72:45
Size: 166,7 MB
Label: Grooveyard Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - 3:27
 2. Manic Depression - 5:46
 3. Purple Haze - 3:18
 4. I Don't Live Today - 4:15
 5. You Got Me Floatin' - 6:06
 6. One Rainy Wish - 4:46
 7. Love Or Confusion - 5:32
 8. Fire - 5:18
 9. La-Lah Land - 4:44
10. Rollin' And Tumblin' - 4:21
11. Heaven - 4:59
12. If 6 Was 9 - 6:10
13. Voodoo Child - 4:32
14. Spanish Castle Magic - 4:05
15. BBQ - 5:19

Phenomenal Live disc by this amazing and incredibly gifted & talented guitarist featuring 15 tracks of top-shelf, soul-powered, blues-based, retro-vintage, Hendrix-inspired six string mojo of monumentally serious world-class proportions. Phil Brown is a supreme axemaster, an accomplished seasoned veteran of the instrument who speaks beautiful and funky musical language on the guitar. Serious Blues-Based Guitar Rock Mojo is Phil Brown's religion and it is time for us all to dig in deep and worship at his glorious six string temple. The Phil Brown: "Live In Seattle" Grooveyard Records disc rates ultra high on the six string evolution scale and is all about Outstanding Total Guitar Rock at its best. The Man takes us on a mind-blowing "old school" power trio musical journey where James Marshall Hendrix meets Jeff Beck at the Outskirts of Infinity & Beyond. This is the stuff that REAL Heavy Guitar Rock dreams are made of.(((Long Live the Musical Spirit of Jimi Hendrix)))

Live in Seattle

среда, 12 февраля 2020 г.

Walter Robinson - Haze Of Purple

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 46:25
Size: 106,8 MB
Label: Brameldon Productions
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Front+Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Stay Alive - 3:16
 2. Way Cross Egypt - 7:04
 3. Mr. Lucky - 4:14
 4. Hold On - 4:02
 5. Syphax Groove - 3:16
 6. Sleepless Blues - 4:38
 7. Must Be From Heaven - 4:12
 8. Raining In Chicago - 8:49
 9. Valley Of The Kings - 6:52

Jimi Hendrix style blues and jams/Walter Robinson fashion an approach to Power blues after the great musicians of today and yesterday. Walter Robinson, the front man of the group, has a natural tendency to interpret music with the rhythm and blues feeling that lends the same soul to his singing, rhythm and lead guitar playing, that was the life bloody of Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and many other greats.

Haze Of Purple

Jools Holland - Best of Friends

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 78:53
Size: 181,8 MB
Label: Rhino
Styles: Big Band/Piano Blues/Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tuxedo Junction - 3:33
 2. Where Have All the Good Guys Gone (With Lulu) (Previously Unreleased) - 3:31
 3. Out of This World - (With Chrissie Hynde) - 3:36
 4. Snowflake Boogie (With Edwin Starr) - 3:34
 5. In the Dark (With Norah Jones) - 3:00
 6. Horse to the Water (With George Harrison) - 5:13
 7. To Love a Child (With Ruby Turner) (Previously Unreleased) - 3:10
 8. Enjoy Yourself (With Prince Buster) - 3:02
 9. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (With Stereophonics) - 3:56
10. Seventh Son (With Sting) - 3:04
11. Just to Be Home with You (With Shane McGowan) - 3:18
12. Darkness on the Face of the Earth (With KT Tunstall) - 3:48
13. Return of the Blues Cowboy (With Joe Strummer) - 2:40
14. I Put a Spell on You (With Mica Paris/David Gilmour) - 4:07
15. Rock Me (With Blind Boys of Alabama) - 2:32
16. Georgia on My Mind (With India. Arie) - 3:47
17. Think (Withtom Jones) - 4:00
18. Valentine Moon (With Sam Brown) - 4:06
19. Oranges and Lemons Again (With Suggs) - 3:37
20. Mabel (Withsolomon Burke/Eric Clapton) - 4:54
21. If You Wear That Velvet Dress (With Bono) - 6:15

By 2007, Jools Holland was a national institution, performing jazz and good-time big-band music when it was totally out of fashion. Best of Friends was yet another album in the Small World Big Band series and featured many of the highlight tracks from other albums in the series, including the original Small World Big Band, More Friends, Friends 3, and Moving Out to the Country. The album opened with one of Holland's favorites, "Tuxedo Junction," which he played alone -- well, with the help of his big-band R&B orchestra. A boogie-woogie piano and a big-band orchestra were not typical sounds heard on many albums from the mid-2000s. But then the collaborations came thick and fast, with guest stars who had appeared on his regular TV series, Later with Jools Holland, or his New Year's Eve specials, Jools Holland Hootenanny, which since 1992 had replaced the traditional Scottish Hogmanay celebrations as the only totally musical New Year's Eve show on mainstream TV. Reading like a who's who of the music business, singers old and new joined Holland playing the piano and in most cases with the big band backing them, and the album featured styles across as wide a range as could be found on any album from this time. Venerable acts included Lulu on "Where Have All the Good Guys Gone," Edwin Starr on "Snowflake Boogie," Prince Buster on the ska track (what else?) "Enjoy Yourself," and Tom Jones on "Think." Among the more contemporary artists, Norah Jones guested on the track "In the Dark," Stereophonics on a version of "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," KT Tunstall on "Darkness on the Face of the Earth," and India.Arie on "Georgia on My Mind," a track that first appeared on Holland's country album. There was a remixed and updated version of one of George Harrison's last songs before he died, "Horse to the Water," and other highlights included David Gilmour playing a distinctive guitar on Mica Paris' "I Put a Spell on You" and Eric Clapton with Solomon Burke on "Mabel." Apart from boogie-woogie, jazz, blues, and soul, the songs ranged from the pop-ska fun song "Oranges and Lemons Again" with Suggs from Madness to a 1930s-style torch song, "Out of This World," featuring Chrissie Hynde. With a running time of nearly 80 minutes, almost the maximum that could be fit onto one CD, Best of Friends also certainly provided value for the money.

Best of Friends

The Blues Devils - Nightife

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 55:21
Size: 127,6 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Chicago blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Letter To My Girlfriend - 3:10
 2. Homework - 4:02
 3. Nightlife - 5:16
 4. Please Love Me - 3:10
 5. Can`t You See What You`re Doin’ To Me - 3:27
 6. I Believe  To My Soul - 4:25
 7. Keep On Lovin` Me Baby - 4:14
 8. Honey Hush - 3:29
 9. Evening - 5:05
10. Rollin` Man - 3:51
11. The Welfare(Turns Its Back On You) - 4:07
12. I Ain`t Drunk - 3:29
13. You Gonna  Need Me - 3:55
14. Don`t Lose Your Cool - 3:36

Inspired by  guitars and blue bars, the Blues Devils molds an interesting chicago blues and texas blues/ The songs themselves scream to be sung by anyone who listens, and their tracks express their versatility and their shining songwriting!


Pat Macdonald - Purgatory Hill

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 48:20
Size: 111,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues/Blues Rock/Americana
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sintro - 0:39
 2. Blues of Sin / Babylove - 5:13
 3. Reset Me Lord - 5:11
 4. No One's Daddy - 3:48
 5. 42 Blues - 4:21
 6. Drinkin' or Drivin' - 4:57
 7. The Little Things - 3:16
 8. Count to Ten - 3:35
 9. Meet Ze Monsta - 2:42
10. Rollin' and Tumblin' - 4:24
11. Wanna Be Your Dog - 2:59
12. Shut Up - 4:25
13. Purgatory Risin' - 2:45

mAcdonald's latest self-reinvention, deep blues persona "Purgatory Hill" attacks cigar box guitar/bass, stomps, blows harp, and "leads listeners to a strange backwoods delta that isn’t on any maps, where he fervently summons the afterlife of rock'n'roll." (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/patmacdonald3)

Purgatory Hill

Ghost Town Blues Band - Dust The Dust

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 43:12
Size: 117,8 MB
Label: Inside Sounds
Styles: Blues/Blues-Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. One More Whisky (feat. Daddy Mack & Davis Coen) - 3:28
 2. Come Together - 2:41
 3. Dust the Dust - 3:02
 4. C.C. Rider - 5:22
 5. Suga' Mama - 5:27
 6. Comfortable Way - 4:14
 7. Baby Please Don't Go - 3:19
 8. I Put A Spell On You - 4:12
 9. Give Me A Minute - 4:11
10. Move On - 3:06
11. Goin' Down - 4:04

High energy blues with a respect for tradition. Not your same ole, same ole/Shortly after their formation in 2009, Ghost Town Blues Band quickly found a steady gig on Beale Street, the world's premier showcase for blues music. With a touring schedule that now includes ten states, they appear to be an overnight success story. The truth is, however, singer/guitarist Matt Isbell has been playing professionally for more than half of his twenty-nine years. In 2007, he toured with the Daddy Mack Blues Band, opening the show with a solo blues set and later joining the band on slide guitar and harmonica. More recently, he co-produced Bluesfinger, the Daddy Mack Blues Band's new and already highly celebrated release.
Ghost Town Blues Band is a modern blues trio with an intimate knowledge of both blues and rock. At the same time, the band's raw energy and intensity is reminiscent of the best blues that the classic era of rock ever had to offer. Dust the Dust turns on a dime from North Mississippi hill country grooves to classic electric urban blues. Isbell doesn't miss a beat whether performing one of his solid originals or covering such classics as Goin' Down or I Put a Spell on You. In a word, Dust the Dust is explosive. With guest artists Daddy Mack Orr and Davis Coen, Ghost Town Blues Band experiments with unstoppable funk elements that leave you anticipating their next big move. In addition to Isbell on guitar, organ and harmonica, Dusty Sikes plays bass; Preston McEwen on drums and Chris Stephenson on organ. Engineered by Kevin Houston at Inside Sounds, Memphis.

Dust The Dust

Ray Bonneville - Roll It Down

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 40:58
Size: 96,7 MB
Label: Red Houde Records
Styles: Roots Rock/Blues/Folk
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tomorrow's Yesterday - 3:19
 2. Under The Bridge - 3:24
 3. July Sun - 4:23
 4. Roll It Down - 3:01
 5. Oxford Town - 4:30
 6. Walk With Me - 2:51
 7. Tiptoe Spider - 3:31
 8. Slow Matin - 3:01
 9. Who's Talkin' To Me - 3:24
10. Stand Real Still - 3:33
11. You Know What I Mean - 3:21
12. I Been A Train - 2:37

Roll It Down begins with a funky, roots rock-based "Tomorrow's Yesterday,", a song that immediately brings to mind the super-group Little Village featuring John Hiatt. The bassline is also more prominent here. "Under The Bridge" is another slow blues-oriented song that could draw comparisons to Robert Cray without the great blues guitar solo but with a credible backing keyboard. The relaxing nature of most of Ray Bonneville's work is ever-present through the baker's dozen of offerings, especially the bounce emanating from "July Sun." "You might know the way to go/If you ask a passing crow," he sings as Colin Linden helps out on mandolin. Most of the time the arrangements work but the title of the album gets the tracks off on the wrong foot, and they can't quite right themselves. The shining moment comes during "Oxford Town," a heartfelt duet with Jonell Mosser on harmony vocals, bringing to mind a possible duet between Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris. Another very good effort comes from "Walk With Me," a toe-tapping melody straight from Waylon Jennings with some fine guitar picking. Carrying the momentum during "Tiptoe Spider," this track showcases Bonneville at his best: vocal and guitar with minimal backbeat. Near the homestretch of the album, though, it appears that he is repeating himself ever so slightly. "Who's Talkin' To Me" sounds adequate, but the arrangement appears to have been done before. A Dylan-like attempt on "Stand Real Still" results in a creeping blues song that should be found on Time Out Of Mind. Finishing up with "I Been A Train," Bonneville has created another solid album blending blues, folk and a few things in between.

Roll It Down

Philipp Fankhauser - Love Man Riding

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 56:45
Size: 130,0 MB
Label: Funk House Blues Prod. / Sony Music
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Lusting:
 1. Love Man Riding - 3:51
 2. I'm Finished Here - 4:13
 3. I Got A Love - 5:55
 4. Lonely In This Town - 4:04
 5. You Caught Me Off Guard - 3:48
 6. I Didn't See (The Best Of You) - 3:46
 7. Rio De Janeiro Blue - 5:09
 8. One Of Them - 5:16
 9. Call On Me - 4:59
10. Are You Outta Your Head? - 3:18
11. Easy For You To Say - 4:47
12. The Sundown - 7:35

Philipp Fankhauser is a Swiss blues singer/guitarist who experienced Top Ten success in his homeland after two decades of recording activity. Born in 1964 in Thun, Switzerland, he began playing music during the late '70s after taking an unlikely interest in the blues as a teenager. His interest in the blues was compounded after he attended the 1981 Montreux Jazz Festival, where he witnessed firsthand a performance by Albert Collins. Other American blues legends he saw at the Montreux Jazz Festival during the early '80s included such luminaries as B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In particular, a 1984 performance by Johnny "Clyde" Copeland left a lasting impression on Fankhauser; in fact, the two became acquainted and the Texas legend became a mentor to the Swiss novice, whose performance career was becoming a full-time occupation around this time period. In 1987 Fankhauser founded the Checkerboard Blues Band and began touring throughout Switzerland, playing dozens of shows a year. The Checkerboard Blues Band featured vocalist Margie Evans, and made their recording debut in 1989 with Blues for the Lady, which Fankhauser produced and on which he also sang. The Checkerboard Blues Band -- sans Evans -- returned in 1991 with their second album, With a Feeling; two other albums by the band followed -- Dedicated (1992) and the live album Thun-San Francisco (1994), the latter featuring Evans -- before Fankhauser recorded the solo album On Broadway (1995) in Memphis with producer/songwriter Dennis Walker. Beginning in 1994, Fankhauser resided in the United States, where he toured with his mentor, Copeland, until the Texan's death in 1997. In the meantime, a best-of album, His Kind of Blues (1996), was compiled as a gap-filler. Fankhauser subsequently returned to Switzerland in 2000 and resurrected the Checkerboard Blues Band for a new album, Welcome to the Real World (2000). Following a live album by the Philipp Fankhauser Blues Band, the trio showcase Live -- So Damn Cool (2003), Fankhauser signed a recording contract with Memphis International Records and proceeded to release Talk to Me (2004), a solo album recorded in Memphis with producer David Less. Fankhauser then signed with Funk House Blues, a Sony BMG subsidiary, and released his most commercially successful albums to date: Watching from the Safe Side (2006) and Love Man Riding (2008), the former of which was a Top 20 hit on the Swiss albums chart, the latter a Top Ten hit.

Love Man Riding

Kevin Marcus Dillon - Pulled From The Wreckage

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 45:43
Size: 104,8 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues / Contemporary Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Jesus Just Left Chicago - 5:08
 2. Just A Dream - 4:27
 3. Pulled From The Wreckage - 4:00
 4. Copperhead Road - 4:12
 5. Here Comes Trouble - 5:58
 6. Cante Ista (Eyes Of The Heart) - 4:33
 7. Long As I Can See The Light - 4:13
 8. Across The Sky - 6:04
 9. Cold, Cold, Cold - 7:05

KMDB play a mix of R&B, Cajun flavored, Original Rockin' soul driven blues thru-out the area.The award winning band is a tight Rockin' combo that delivers! Raised in Detroit at the height of the Motown era, guitarist, singer/songwriter – Kevin Marcus Dillon was introduced at an early age to the rhythms, beats and harmonic magic of Hitsville. After picking up the guitar in his early teens and armed with an old 62 Fender Stratocaster & National Steel, Dillon followed his calling and was soon exposed to & influenced by the Blues/R&B artists of Chicago, the West coast, the UK & Ireland. Dillons journey continued into the South where he connected with the music, musicians and spirit of the Southern Delta. He was further inspired by the early American Roots, Cajun, Soul & Gospel Music of the south and brings all these elements of music together to create a unique style of songwriting and musical arrangements. Dillon now resides in the Muskoka Region of Ontario and divides his time between Canada and the Southern States playing numerous R&B Clubs and Blues/Music Festivals in the Regions and perform’s at various charity & community events.

Pulled From The Wreckage

Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 61:22
Size: 142,0 MB
Label: Blues Encore
Styles: Blues/Delta Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Roll & Tumble - 2:51
 2. Jumpin' In The Moonlight - 3:37
 3. Sweet Old Kokomo - 2:47
 4. Rambled And Wandered - 3:22
 5. No. 13 Highway - 2:28
 6. Poor Beggar - 3:23
 7. Pea Vine Special - 3:06
 8. Dirt Road Blues - 2:42
 9. Everybody's Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone - 2:41
10. Old Folks Tavern - 2:40
11. Take It All - 2:13
12. Shady Grove - 3:06
13. Scardie Mama - 2:52
14. Leeve Camp Blues - 5:03
15. Low Down Dirty Shame - 2:57
16. Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff - 3:04
17. Providence Help The Poor - 3:05
18. Wild Cow Blues - 3:15
19. Baby Please Don't Go - 2:46
20. Highway 49 - 3:13

Big Joe Williams may have been the most cantankerous human being who ever walked the earth with guitar in hand. At the same time, he was an incredible blues musician: a gifted songwriter, a powerhouse vocalist, and an exceptionally idiosyncratic guitarist. Despite his deserved reputation as a fighter (documented in Michael Bloomfield's bizarre booklet Me and Big Joe), artists who knew him well treated him as a respected elder statesman. Even so, they may not have chosen to play with him, because -- as with other older Delta artists -- if you played with him you played by his rules. As protege David "Honeyboy" Edwards described him, Williams in his early Delta days was a walking musician who played work camps, jukes, store porches, streets, and alleys from New Orleans to Chicago. He recorded through five decades for Vocalion, OKeh, Paramount, Bluebird, Prestige, Delmark, and many others. According to Charlie Musselwhite, he and Big Joe kicked off the blues revival in Chicago in the '60s. When appearing at Mike Bloomfield's "blues night" at The Fickle Pickle, Williams played an electric nine-string guitar through a small ramshackle amp with a pie plate nailed to it and a beer can dangling against that. When he played, everything rattled but Big Joe himself. The total effect of this incredible apparatus produced the most buzzing, sizzling, African-sounding music one would likely ever hear. Anyone who wants to learn Delta blues must one day come to grips with the idea that the guitar is a drum as well as a melody-producing instrument. A continuous, African-derived musical tradition emphasizing percussive techniques on stringed instruments from the banjo to the guitar can be heard in the music of Delta stalwarts Charley Patton, Fred McDowell, and Bukka White. Each employed decidedly percussive techniques, beating on his box, knocking on the neck, snapping the strings, or adding buzzing or sizzling effects to augment the instrument's percussive potential. However, Big Joe Williams, more than any other major recording artist, embodied the concept of guitar-as-drum, bashing out an incredible series of riffs on his G-tuned nine-string for over 60 years.

Baby Please Don't Go

Freddie King - Live In Antibes 1974

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1988
Time: 53:35
Size: 122,9 MB
Label: France's Concert
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Going Down The Highway -  5:49
 2. Big Leg Woman (With A Short Short Mini Skirt) -  6:38
 3. Woman Across The River -  4:48
 4. Have You Ever Loved A Woman - 13:29
 5. Ain't Nobody's Business -  8:19
 6. Hide Away -  4:47
 7. Let The Good Times Roll -  9:42

Freddy King live and it`s not bad at all, actuallly this is a good "live in concert" recording, with a strong rhythm section.
Recorded  July 24th 1974 in France, the selection of songs is OK with some blues standards and some funk a la Freddy King.

Live in Antibes, 1974

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Duwayne Burnside - Live At The L.A. Mint

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 54:10
Size: 130,7 MB
Label: Blues Boulevard
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bad Bad Pain -  7:46
 2. Woman You Must Be Crazy -  5:14
 3. Cross Cut Saw -  3:56
 4. Well Well Well -  5:07
 5. Lil Small Talk -  0:23
 6. Dust My Broom -  5:40
 7. Father & Son -  0:42
 8. Hoochie Coochie Man - 18:47
 9. Hard Candy (Encore) -  6:32

Duwayne Burnside was born in the late sixties in Senatobia, Mississippi and grew up hearing his father, R.L. Burnside, and family, as well as neighbors play music; guitar driven Mississippi hill country blues. Along with his family and neighbors, the radio was another influence on Duwayne's evolving style. He picked up the guitar before he was old enough to hold it himself. Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Duwayne Burnside is one of 14 children born to legendary North Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside and his wife, Alice. He has been a frequent performer with the North Mississippi Allstars since the early 1990s, when that group, fronted by Luther and Cody Dickinson, formed. The young Burnside learned his first few guitar licks and chords from his father, but proved a quick study and soon began playing with local club owner Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys. Growing up in Holly Springs, he was close to Memphis, and as soon as he was able to get to Memphis, he did, and soon had the chance to sit in with Little Jimmy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and others. Duwayne also began playing in his Dad's band, Sound Machine Groove, where he further honed his skills as a guitarist and showman. He recorded for Hightone and Fat Possum Records with his father's group before moving to Memphis, where he opened his own club, Burnside Kitchen and Grill, near Highway 61. He booked the music, cooked the food, sold the beer, and had his own band perform there on a weekly basis. In 1998, Duwayne traveled to Los Angeles to record his first album, Live at the Mint, as Duwayne Burnside & the Mississippi Mafia. After returning to Memphis, he decided to take a break from the bar business and settled back home in Holly Springs. In 2001, he joined the North Mississippi Allstars on-stage for the first time in Birmingham, Alabama, and that led to incessant touring with the band. He recorded with them on their third album, Polaris, and is featured on two of the group's EP's. In 2004, he opened another version of the Burnside Blues Cafe in Holly Springs and formed a new band that fused soul blues with hill country blues. His albums under his own name include Live at the Mint (1998) and Under Pressure (2005), both for B.C. Records. An album celebrating his father's life and music remains in the works. One of the last things he asked his father to do – R.L. Burnside passed at age 80 in 2005 – was sing with him at the massive, popular Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. Burnside continues to tour, helping to keep the North County, Mississippi hill-style blues flourishing.

Live At The L.A. Mint

Brian Fraser - Don't Ask Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 64:37
Size: 149,4 MB
Label: Black Market Music
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tetris Blues - 2:57
 2. Dont Ask Me - 5:00
 3. The River Ran Red - 4:18
 4. Atlanta Moon - 5:16
 5. Minnie The Moocher - 5:48
 6. Four Wheel Flying - 3:33
 7. Slipping Away - 4:32
 8. In My Day - 3:54
 9. Bad Habits - 3:22
10. In The Pines - 4:45
11. Only Want To Be With You - 3:20
12. Bluestone Bar - 5:39
13. Another Train Song - 6:01
14. Jersey Girl - 6:05

Brian’s first CD ‘Don’t Ask Me’, won Blues Album of the Year at the Goulburn Blues Music Awards in 2000. It features many of Brian’s most popular songs, including originals like track, ‘Bluestone Bar’, ‘The River Ran Red’, and covers including ‘Minnie the Moocher’, ‘Jersey Girl’ and’Atlanta Moan’.

Don't Ask Me

Chris Canas - Would You Mind

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 79:06
Size: 181,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Would You Mind - 4:28
 2. Hey Y'all - 5:56
 3. Cloud 9 - 5:56
 4. Thick And Thin - 5:22
 5. Feel So Good - 4:28
 6. Paradise - 6:41
 7. Get Outta My Life - 3:44
 8. Have A Nice Day - 6:21
 9. Walk A Mile - 5:24
10. Lover Set Me Free - 7:43
11. Cheaper To Keep Her - 3:28
12. Mardi Gras Mama - 5:11
13. Dirty Blues Man - 4:02
14. Havin' A Good Time - 5:29
15. Brighter Days - 4:47

Detroit's Prince Of The Blues delivers his best performance to date with honest lyrics and captivating pulse-pounding grooves. COME GET SOME Y'ALL!
“Would You Mind” if I play the Blues? I certainly hope not. On behalf of the Chris Canas Band, I would like to thank our families and each and every one of our loyal fans for supporting us throughout the years and believing in our talent. We have worked tirelessly to deliver unique interpretation of Blues directly to you. It has been a long journey to release this album and we couldn’t have done it without you. Special thanks goes out to the folks in Albion, MI from Walk The Beat who got the ball rolling initially, Bill and Binnie Chrysler & Kevin Kozel our primary sound engineer for having the patience and the flexibility to adhere to our diverse needs. I would also like to thank my better half, Erin Wilkinson, for dealing with my erratic special mind during this entire process and for lending her opinions, voice, and unique perspective. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the fine musicians that actually played in the studio with me, so a special thank you to my mother Angela Cottingham, Chris Nordman and his wife Lori Nordman for letting us utilize him as we saw fit, Michael Scott, and Derek “DC” Washington (Founder of DC’s LED’s). So, we hope you enjoy “Would You Mind” for many years to come and just know, We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You! THANK YOU!

Would You Mind

The Baroque Blues Band - Art Of Fugue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:55
Size: 100,6 MB
Label: Dictacoda
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Two Red Telecasters - 5:32
 2. Sad Morning - 5:03
 3. Wanted Man - 7:48
 4. Warm It Up To Me - 5:23
 5. Contrapuntist Blues - 8:04
 6. Art Of Fugue - 7:23
 7. British Bikers - 4:39

The Baroque Blues Band could be considered a 'beat-group' despite the term not being used since the 1960's - but it's what they are. Original songs with ornate electric guitars, drums and some piano too...string-bass sometimes, not much else. Blues - the music of melancholy - yes it is but not following the traditional vein or framework - the vauge contrapuntal influence of J. S. Bach is present almost as much as the influence of Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry and J.J. Cale and if you like those guys - you might like this collection of music. It is the third BBB album, the previous two featuring the mostly the J45, giving way here to the Telecaster, the ES330 and the Gretsch. Recorded at the 'Uffingtone' studio and produced by Bunty Cuntkin it's not quite like anything else right now...
Ornate Electric Guitar-Based Blues/

Art Of Fugue

Jeffrey David - Loud & Proud

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 30:55
Size: 71,1 MB
Label: Oms Entertainment
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Loud & Proud - 3:47
 2. Things Look Up (When You're This Far Down) - 4:28
 3. Sure Got Cold - 3:42
 4. Hate You With All My Heart - 3:57
 5. Wood Grain Angel - 3:18
 6. Down & Out & Blue - 4:20
 7. In This Life - 4:23
 8. Six String Fling - 2:57

Hard & heavy blues-rock solo album from Jeffrey David's BLUES CONNECTION guitarist / vocalist JD.
Hard & heavy blues-rock on this debut solo release from Jeffrey David's BLUES CONNECTION guitars/vocalist JD. Fittingly titled LOUD & PROUD, like the title track lyrics state: I play how I feel, you can tell by my sound, I won't compromise 'cause I'm loud and proud - that's JD. Super-heavy blues-rock - Gibsons, Marshalls, and some screaming wah all pushed to the max. After 2 albums with JDBC, JD drops this solo bomb on us and is joined by Bo Keijmel (BASS) and Danny James (DRUMS). Eight tracks of powerful blues-rock including the instrumental, Six String Fling, featuring some killer HARP by Rick LaBonte. Blues, rock, metal... whatever your poison, you won't want this release missing from your album collection. If it's possible to wear out mp3's... this just might be the album that'll do it.

Loud & Proud

Tino Gonzales - Double Feature

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 71:47
Size: 164,8 MB
Label: Blue Wave
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Talk About Love - 4:07
 2. Piece Of Work - 4:41
 3. Young Thing - 5:13
 4. Who's Been Talking - 4:54
 5. Leave Me Alone - 3:31
 6. Big Boss Man - 4:45
 7. Twine Time - 3:31
 8. Texas - 8:55
 9. Body & Fender Man - 4:17
10. Poverty - 4:05
11. Two Sides Of a Heart - 4:31
12. It's a Rock & Roll World - 5:13
13. Come Baby - 5:51
14. Midnight Blues - 8:08

Some critics have called Gonzales "the Latin-American Stevie Ray Vaughan," but a closer listen also shows bits of B.B. King and Carlos Santana popping up in Tino's Latin-with-the-blues style. Double Feature is a reissue of Gonzales' debut CD, originally released in 1994 on Remedy Records, with the previously unissued-in-the-U.S. EP Live at the Chameleon Club. Tino does a nice job on a pair of Ray Agee tunes ("Talk About Love," "Leave Me Alone") and covers of tunes by McKinley Mitchell, Howlin' Wolf, and old chestnuts like Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man" and Andre Williams' "Twine Time." But it's the original material here that impresses the most; songs like "Piece of Work," "Young Thing," and the title track end up being the shining moments on the studio portion of the disc. The three live EP bonus tracks are Gonzales in his true element: cool, relaxed and playing with a particular passion on the closing "Midnight Blues" that makes all the comparisons to Stevie Ray seem unfounded. Tino Gonzales has his own story to tell.

Double Feature

Tino Gonzales - Live At The Dinosaur 2

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 55:46
Size: 127,9 MB
Label: Horseplay Music & Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dead Man's Shoes - 5:19
 2. Love is Here to Stay - 4:27
 3. Peice of Work - 3:31
 4. Same Old Blues - 5:22
 5. Lovin' Tool - 4:14
 6. I'll Play the Blues for You - 4:21
 7. Come Baby - 3:24
 8. Mil Amores - 5:47
 9. Body & Fender Man - 5:04
10. Texas - 6:35
11. Poverty - 3:25
12. My Back Scratcher - 4:12

"Funky, heavy handed, latin guitar blues/
This album will blow your socks off!... This stuff is upbeat, funky as my old gym bag, and real danceable. Top that off with the fact that it is immaculately played and downright pleasing to the ear, and we have a real winner... Technically flawless, tighter than a gnat's backside, extremely passionate... and distinctly blues".
Bill Wilson -- Billtown Blues Notes

Live At The Dinosaur 2

The Scotty Bratcher Band - Scotty

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 53:29
Size: 124,3 MB
Label: Ir Max Music
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front+Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. All Your Love - 6:49
 2. My Way Down - 4:04
 3. Don't Give Up On Me - 5:16
 4. Southbound - 4:48
 5. Shame Shame Shame - 7:23
 6. Meridian - 5:26
 7. Current Situation - 4:24
 8. A Quitter Never Wins - 6:04
 9. Further On Up The Road - 4:24
10. Ground Hog Day - 4:46

Scotty Bratcher - guitar, vocal;
Greg Calvert - bass;
Darrell Wilborn - drums.

Scotty Bratcher, born October 31, 1987, began playing guitar at an age that it became second nature to him, he was 2. By this time, Stevie Ray Vaughan was impressing the world, and when the 1989 release of Austin City Limits was aired, you can imagine where Scotty was-in front of the television.  Scotty's father had acquired, over time, a few electric guitars that he introduced to the toddler. At age 11, the family, grandmother and all, began going to open mic nights at clubs in the greater Cincinnati area to expose Scotty to the live music scene. This was where he began getting on-stage experience and eventually found band members to support him. In the next several years, Scotty sat in with various bands, one of which posed the opportunity to open for guitar hero Lonnie Mack.  In 2000, Scotty was entered into the National Jam with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Contest where contestants were to download via computer, KWS’s new single of which the lead solo was to be made up by the competitors. Out of 1,200 entries, Scotty received 1st runner up. Scotty has played with and opened for names like Ted Nugent, Little Texas, Blue Oyster Cult, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Chris Duarte, Anthony Gomes, Foghat, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie and Wayne Baker Brooks, Bob Margolin, Eddie "the Chief" Clearwater, Lonnie Mack, Walter Trout, .38 Special, Styx, Peter Frampton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tinsley Ellis, Lou Graham of Foreigner, Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band, Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell, and many more.  Scotty is also an accomplished studio musician who has recorded with many blues, rock, country, gospel, funk and even heavy metal artists. As of 2007 and since, Scotty also joined forces with Noah Hunt, lead singer for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd band, as the guitar player and 2nd vocalist of the group The 420 Allstars featuring Noah Hunt.  In 2013, the album "All and Nothing More" was released featuring many new original songs, and a few covers featuring legendary Southern rocker Jimmy Hall. After the release, Mr. Hall contacted Scotty about starting a side project together, adding yet another schedule full of  opportunities to see Scotty perform around the country, and sometimes out of it!


Buster Benton - Blues At The Top

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 73:59
Size: 170,2 MB
Label: Evidence
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. You're My Lady - 5:08
 2. Blues And Trouble - 6:18
 3. It's Good To Be My Neighbor - 3:35
 4. Lonesome For A Dime - 7:21
 5. I Wish I Knew - 4:36
 6. From Missouri - 3:46
 7. Dangerous Woman - 5:06
 8. That's Your Thing - 4:51
 9. Can't Wait To See My Baby's Face - 4:55
10. In The Ghetto - 4:26
11. Honey Bee - 4:39
12. The Hawk Is Coming - 4:06
13. I Must Have A Hole In My Head - 3:30
14. Cold Man Ain't No Good - 5:35
15. Money's The Name Of The Game - 6:00

A compilation of the two albums Benton made for the French Black & Blue label in 1983 and 1985, this 15-song collection rates with his best. Two separate bands are involved, and the sound changes with them: backed by harpist Billy Branch's Sons of Blues, Benton exercises his R&B-laced chops, while the older hands behind him on "Honey Bee," "The Hawk Is Coming," and "Hole in My Head" (guitarist Johnny Littlejohn, pianist Leake, drummer Odie Payne) assure that the grooves stay more in the mainstream. (AllMusic Review by Bill Dahl)

 Blues At The Top

Holy Goats - Next Round

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 48:27
Size: 111,4 MB
Label:  Grooveyard Records
Styles: Classic Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Something to Tell You - 3:39
 2. Homesick Blues - 3:45
 3. The Deeper You Look - 3:24
 4. What You Do to Me - 5:43
 5. Temptation - 3:50
 6. Every Time We Meet - 3:51
 7. Look Inside - 5:09
 8. Time to Recall - 6:24
 9. Mariott Soul - 4:49
10. Within Reason - 4:10
11. Next Round - 3:39

Like Led Zeppelin, the Black Crowes, Aerosmith and Humble Pie, heavy blues-rock guitar is the dominant force in the Goats’ music. Lead vocals inspired by the likes of Paul Rodgers, Steve Marriott and Chris Robinson, along with soulful vocal harmonies of Stones Exile-era and Humble Pie’s Blackberries brings richness to the mix. Described by media “Crowes meets Zep, with a helping of Humble Pie” - Listen for yourself!

Next Round

Pete Cowley - Plain Brown Wrapper

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:17
Size: 99,2 MB
Label: Four 4 Records
Styles: Blues/East Coast Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. That Kinda Guy - 3:28
 2. Gimme A Classic - 3:05
 3. Hush Money - 4:18
 4. That Letter - 3:55
 5. I'm Beside Myself - 3:53
 6. Mary Reprise - 3:52
 7. Old Guy Blues - 3:54
 8. Miner's Lament - 4:23
 9. Plain Brown Wrapper - 3:35
10. Tumblin' Down - 4:14
11. Another Song About Trains - 4:35

A mix of bluesy rock and ballads with a touch of White Mountain Funk.Pete Cowley, veteran NJ singer songwriter, musian, performer, recording artist. Original music, various genres, no covers here. ... The new album "Plain Brown Wrapper" with 11 previously unrecorded songs will be released in January 2020.

Plain Brown Wrapper

понедельник, 10 февраля 2020 г.

Webb Wilder - Doo Dad

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 53:16
Size: 124,6 MB
Label: BMG/Zoo Entertainment
Styles:Boogie Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hoodoo Witch - 6:34
 2. Tough It Out - 3:54
 3. Meet Your New Landlord - 4:01
 4. Sittin Pretty - 4:10
 5. Big Time - 4:18
 6. Sputnik - 3:17
 7. Run With It - 4:47
 8. King Of The Hill - 4:53
 9. Everyday (I Kick Myself) - 4:00
10. The Rest (Will Take Care Of Itself) - 4:26
11. Baby Please Don't Go - 4:47
12. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) - 4:03

Living in a swamp would be a much more attractive proposition if Webb Wilder was your next door neighbor. Rather than an icky bog, Wilder's musical bayou is populated by hoodoo witches, crazed landlords, Russian satellites, strange dreams and self-effacing humor. The Mississippi-raised / Nashville-based Wilder and band start from a basic blues style fused to rootsy rock, then shish-kebab the result with a skewered view of mundane existence. Echoes of 50s instrumental rock, British Invasion, garage grunge and psychedelia all surface throughout the album. Doo Dad doesn't quite hit the emotional depth of the group's previous Hybrid Vigor release, but Wilder sure knows how to ladle out the Southern hospitality.

Doo Dad

OSLU - Another Token

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 31:45
Size: 72,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Julian - 1:48
 2. Crazy Mama - 2:17
 3. Blues For Embassy - 5:00
 4. Crazy Train - 3:25
 5. Watching The River Flow - 3:32
 6. I Want To Know - 3:02
 7. Jane's Return - 2:54
 8. Honey Pie - 2:42
 9. Magic 8 - 4:18
10. Ski-ing - 2:42

Our Secret Little Underground (OSLU) is a modern blues/blues-rock recording project, collaborating with a number of highly talented musicians and producers in the world of blues music. OSLU has worked with a variety of blues tracks - some original, some covers. Always adding a light element of parody and humour, Our Secret Little Underground has won the acclaim of blues aficionados across the world.

Another Token

Kurt Crandall - True Story

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 51:53
Size: 118,9 MB
Label: Relevant Records
Styles: Blues/Chicago Style
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. But One Regret - 3:04
 2. Marinara Mambo - 3:47
 3. Sammy - 4:49
 4. Quibble with a Nibble - 4:23
 5. Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah - 3:13
 6. Self Servin'  Woman - 6:31
 7. Ella Roo Blues - 3:11
 8. Bed has One Pillow - 4:58
 9. Bumpity Bump - 4:07
10. My Little Machine - 9:10
11. Evans Shuffle - 4:35

Chicago Blues, West Coast Swing, Kansas City Jump - these are just a few of the styles that you will hear on Kurt Crandall's CD, True Story.
There is certainly a glut of harmonica players around in the moment, with new names appearing almost daily. However, Georgia based Kurt Crandall is a bit special. Sure he can blow with the best of them and he has a good voice, but what makes him stand out is his wiity ongwriting. "Marinara Mambo is a tale of a woman who does all kinds of unmentionable things with hot sauce, and "Sammy" is about his lady who calls out the wrong name when they are making love - no problem, though, he'll change his name! There's a great band in support with nice piano from Mike Sedovic and tasty guitar by Karl Angerer. Enjoyable stuff.

True Story

воскресенье, 9 февраля 2020 г.

Jesse Lee Falls - Make America Groove Again

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 29:30
Size: 67,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Funky Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Chemicals - 4:40
 2. Clockwork - 4:45
 3. Holding On - 4:52
 4. Before I'm Gone - 4:30
 5. Soul in the Water - 1:21
 6. Jericho - 4:36
 7. On My Way - 4:43

Jesse Lee Falls' songwriting is reminiscent of early 70's Funk bands like Earth,Wind and Fire and Tower of Power but has a refreshingly modern appeal like Jamiroquai, Maroon 5 and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. For the past 5 years Jesse Lee Falls  has been performing his original   music all over Northern California,  Nevada, Oregon and Washington. He  has played venues like The Crystal  Bay Casino, Seabright Brewery, Lou's  Pier 49, JJ's Blues and The Iron  Door Saloon. He has had the honor of  opening for national acts like Poppa
Chubby, Archie Lee Hooker Jr and  Little Charlie & The Night Cats.

Make America Groove Again

суббота, 8 февраля 2020 г.

Adam Karch - Everything Can Change

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:01
Size: 91,8 MB
Label: Disques Bros Records
Styles: Blues/Americana
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. It's Your Song - 3:31
 2. Fair Verona Blues - 4:07
 3. After Midnight - 4:19
 4. In The Wintertime - 3:24
 5. Everything Can Change - 3:30
 6. Porch Groove (Sunday Morning) - 3:14
 7. Bitter Harvest - 3:21
 8. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - 3:51
 9. Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped The Devil) - 4:45
10. Life - 3:47
11. Porch Groove (Saturday Evening) - 2:08

Although Adam Karch is from Montreal, his music embodies the spirit of Americana like a scenic ride across the country. He plays a hybrid acoustic blues that consists of precise fingerpicking that recalls players such as Chet Atkins and Kelly Joe Phelps, along with an innovative percussive technique that is thoroughly modern, while somehow primal and anchored in tradition. Adam has a raw talent that was evident from the first time he picked up the guitar at an early age. By age 14, he was fronting bands, headlining clubs, and dazzling audiences with both his spirited guitar playing and soulful singing. His first album "Crossroad Diaries" (Justin Time Records 2002) was an exciting compilation of original songs that highlighted Adam's impressive range and exceptionally fiery guitar playing. At this point, Adam toured relentlessly and as his shows began to lean more toward acoustic exploration, he developed his signature sound.
By the time "Cotton Fields" (Bros Records 2011) was released, the Adam Karch sound was clearly defined with its fingerpicking style that transcended the rock and roll ponderings of his first recordings. Originals and covers intertwined into a full-fledged celebration of the blues throughout the ages. The title track was a historical pastoral that at once drew from the tradition of blues spirituals, while poignantly maintaining a modern edge. At this point, Adam was just warming up, as his next project "Blueprints" (Bros Records 2014) was a complete deconstruction of the blues and it led listeners to realize that a pop song when stripped down to its essence is indeed a blues song. Adam, the artist, is at once a chameleon and an innovator. He is able to interpret any guitar style note for note, but more impressively, he is able to deconstruct the content and build it into something deliciously unique and completely Adam Karch. Consider how he takes the Bee Gees' disco anthem "Staying Alive" and strips it down to what it really is - a blues song.Adam also ventures into original territory, taking the lyrics of long-time collaborator James Stadnyk and adorning them with rich melodies that flow seamlessly with the words, creating an instant union. The storytelling technique in songs such as "Sin" creates a Southern gothic where characters are both saved and damned in the blink of an eye, as Gospel traditions and a darker blues intertwine.Adam is a veteran of music festivals from Pensacola (Blues Society of Northwest Florida) to Vancouver (Vancouver Island Blues Bash), and his travels bring him across the country, riding the rails and performing for stunned audiences. As part of the "Home Routes Tour", Adam regularly brings his exciting show to intimate venues. These real-life railway adventures were the centerpiece for his fourth record, titled "Moving Forward" (2016). For his brand new album "Everything Can Change" , Adam again present an even mix of original songs and cover songs, featuring Adam with his trio, as well as his signature solo acoustic performances. You can expect to see Adam performing across Canada, the US and Europe continuing to wow audiences!

Everything Can Change

вторник, 4 февраля 2020 г.

Larry Howard (with Glenn Kaiser,Darrell Mansfield,Trace Balin ) - The Blues Night

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 65:37
Size: 151,4 MB
Label: Forefront
Styles:Blues-Rock /Gospel-Blues/Christian Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Boom Boom -  3:10
 2. You Know it Ain't Right -  4:10
 3. The Mission -  5:18
 4. Jesus Mentioned My Name -  4:44
 5. A Better Way -  4:03
 6. When I Get to Heaven -  3:51
 7. Great Change -  3:48
 8. Witness Cloud -  2:24
 9. Somebody on Your Bond -  2:46
10. Shaky Ground -  5:23
11. Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven - 10:15
12. It's Only You -  9:18
13. EveryDay Will Be Sunday - Jam Session -  6:23

"I recently bought "The Blues Night" to complete a 4 set of CD's. 2 were Kaiser/Mansfield projects. The 3rd CD also included Howard. The music contained in this CD is generally good with the exception of the 3 songs that Tracy Balin was involved with. Sometimes known artists help lesser known artists and give them a chance to show their stuff. I give this recording a 3 1/2 + out of 5 stars. This CD went out-of-print a short time after it was originally released from what I understand."-- Amazon Customer Review By L. Turner

The Blues Night

Dr. Duke Tumatoe - I Just Want to Be Rich

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 43:53
Size: 101,0 MB
Label: Sweetfinger Music
Styles: Blues/Blues-Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bionic Tumatoe - 3:40
 2. I Just Want to Be Rich - 4:27
 3. Fire and Ice - 4:33
 4. Right On Rhythm - 4:12
 5. What I Really Want to Do - 5:06
 6. Long Legged Woman and Blues Guitar - 4:31
 7. Barbeque - 4:15
 8. You Never Really Know a Woman - 3:35
 9. One Good One Left - 3:56
10. The Traveler - 5:32

When I first met D’Arcy “Shuffle Shoes” Ballinger, co-host of the Friends of the Blues Radio Show, we discovered a mutual fanatical love and respect for Dr. Duke Tumatoe. Living in the Midwest has afforded us multiple opportunities over the last 40-plus years to see and meet this Chicago native and Indiana resident. “Dr. Duke has humor and a wit that won’t quit,” said Ballinger. “He is a national treasure -- located in the Midwest. He has affected so many people in his life. Our friend Doug has patterned a lot of his life, stories, and sayings from Duke. In Jamaica as a tourist, I do my Dr. Duke impersonation by throwing my arms out like I am flying and saying, ‘The man of tomorrow here today,’ and they just love it!” That line can be heard in the opening track, “Bionic Tumatoe.” Defying labels, Tumatoe’s music should just be called “Duke Tumatoe Music” – a genre of its own. For having a reputation for funny songs (e.g. “It’s Christmas (Let’s Have Sex),” he is damn serious when it comes to music and guitar playing. Not afraid to show his uniqueness, he has capitalized on it whereas others hide their quirks. The man who always wears read Converse tennis shoes with shirt and tie when performing is also an astute business man. This CD, his 15th (or so), is his debut on Electro Glide Records and his and his band’s first completely family-friendly one. “It's the first album I've ever done that I can actually play for children and not worry about it,” the 63-year-old performer said in an interview posted on his website. “There's plenty of mischief and everything in it, but nothing profane or too blue for everyone's ears.” In the opener, Dr. Duke takes on the role of psuedo-superhero in the rocking and Theremin infused “Bionic Tumatoe.” He sings, “...I was illum-nified [sic] by a cosmic ray.... don’t use my powers to fight crime or save the world, but I just might use them on a very pretty girl. ... I’ve been transillumnamalgamatemogrified by a cosmic ray!” “I Just Want to Be Rich” is the best dance inducing, ear-worm song of the last ten years. It’s up tempo drum rhythm (Joseph Maddox) and pulsing bass line (Bill Ritter) are joined by Don Holmes’ piano and Dr. Duke’s driving guitar in a prime example of, simply, “Duke Tumatoe Music.” Guaranteed, you’ll wake up the next day unwarily singing, “I just want to be rich; I don’t want to work!” Further, your brain may be repeating lines like, “I want to go to restaurants and act really rude. I want to talk loud with a mouth full of food. ...in my car I’ll have a hot-tub installed; I’ll hire a hairdresser even though I’m bald.” By track 7, Duke plays killer, solo acoustic slide guitar on “Barbeque” and pays homage to a late friend and BBQ purveyor on 38th street. (“Because of Duke and this song, I’m going today for some BBQ,” reported Shuffle Shoes.) “One Good One Left” refers to one good punch left in the old man who is ready to protect his young college bound daughter with all those “...hound dogs out there hanging around.” “The reason we go to live music shows is to lose troubles of the day. Dr. Duke Tumatoe realizes that more than others, and you walk away feeling better. He puts a different twist to it and takes you one step father away from hum-drum,” said Shuffle Shoes. Next best to a live Dr. Duke performance, is this wonderful CD!

I Just Want to Be Rich