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четверг, 26 марта 2020 г.

Jeremy Spencer - Mona

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:52
Size: 103,4 MB
Label: Sibylline Media
Styles:  Blues/Instrumental Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. She's so Cute - 2:55
 2. Cannery Row - 2:54
 3. Invisible Embrace - 3:39
 4. Nomad's Land - 2:43
 5. Mona Goes Disco Psycho - 4:38
 6. Stolen Thunder - 3:49
 7. She's Sorry - 3:32
 8. Mona Lisa Sighs - 3:23
 9. Quatrains - 3:50
10. Mysterious India - 4:51
11. Mona Breaks Out! - 3:59
12. Wisdom Cries - 3:36

Here is another collection featuring Mona, my favourite guitar beauty! Her creator, Jan Ingar Kvisler, is an excellent Norwegian luthier who specialises in wood and tone, and custom-made her for me in 2007. He, being a man of God, told me that he prayed before each session of working on her creation, that he would make no mistakes.
However, to his dismay, he made three significant blunders. The first was that he had miscalculated the length of her distinctive ebony fretboard, resulting in a shorter scale. The second was that when he was carving out the pick-up shapes on her flamed maple topped body, the router gouged out more than was required, necessitating his replacing the customary P90 plastic covers with custom-sized ones of the same maple wood. The third and crowning mistake, which resulted in me christening her ‘Mona’, is due to the varnish machine malfunctioning, resulting in a tiny pattern of cracks resembling the Mona Lisa painting.
Now you see, all the ‘mistakes’ give her character! Ah! An encouraging ‘life-lesson’, no? For better or worse, the seeming ‘mistakes’ in our personality or physical make-up can serve to enhance our individuality!( https://jeremyspencer.com/music/mona/)/

Mona

Rick Berthod - Peripheral Visions

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 51:15
Size: 117,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Seeing Sideways - 5:05
 2. Love Hungry - 4:20
 3. One More Chance - 3:56
 4. Memories - 5:41
 5. Much Love - 4:00
 6. Treat Her Right - 5:25
 7. Fly On - 7:10
 8. High Dollar Girl - 5:16
 9. Hard On My Heart - 4:38
10. Broken Middle Finger - 5:41

Rick plays a vintage Fender or a Gibson Lucille guitar autographed to him by  B.B. King.  Rick has shared the stage with B.B. King, Gregg Allman, John Mayall ,Les Dudek &  Savoy Brown on several occasions and with Robben Ford, Etta James, The Yardbirds, Janiva Magness, Chris Duarte, J.J. Cale, Debbie Davies, Delbert McClinton, Robby Kreiger, Coco Montoya, Pat Travers, Peter Wolfe, William Clark, Rod Piazza, Guitar Shorty, Eric Sardinas,Tinsley Ellis & Joe Houston.

Peripheral Visions

понедельник, 23 марта 2020 г.

Triple J - Better Days

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:30
Size: 98,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Better Days - 3:14
 2. So Far So Good - 2:42
 3. I Know Your Name - 3:48
 4. I Smell a Rat - 5:26
 5. Red Rag - 3:23
 6. Better Late Than Never - 4:15
 7. Seven Aint My Lucky Number - 4:00
 8. Woman Like You - 4:12
 9. I Bleed the Same Blood As the Blues - 4:20
10. Stop Messin' Around - 2:53
11. A Good Man Feelin Bad - 4:11

Triple J features lifetime music industry veteran and drumming powerhouse Jeff Rich of Status Quo, Def Leppard and the Climax Blues Band fame, Joined on blues guitar and vocals by a young (ish) larger than life Yorkshireman in the shape of ten year professional Jamie Godfrey . The pair formed Triple J in early 2015 and in that time have played some great shows and seen their first full length album take shape. Jeff and Jamie set about attempting to capture the catalog of songs they had written during this time on record, the result being a full length, 12 track, blues rock album entitled Chapter 1. the record features songs that will cater for all tastes but its Roots are firmly planted in the British power trio tradition. Joining Jeff and Jamie on bass guitar is the incredible Andrew Pearson from 80s UK outfit The Beat. Andy has toured the world and is hugely experienced making the Triple J rhythm section a force to be reckoned with.
Chapter 1, the first Triple J full length album was released worldwide in January of 2018, the second album "Better Days" was released in March 2020/

Better Days

Sammy Burrous - Devil's Club

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 50:35
Size: 116,0 MB
Label: Self REleased
Styles: Contemporary Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Never Go Back - 6:55
 2. Lonely Boy - 6:02
 3. Lucinda - 7:22
 4. Way Down in the Hole - 7:03
 5. Lay My Baby Down - 4:06
 6. When the Night Is Cold - 6:57
 7. Old Number Seven - 5:04
 8. Cckmp - 7:02

Musicians:
Sam Burrous - guitar, vocals;
Libby Stringer - fiddle;
Mike Janes - harps;
C. Scott Fry - bass;
Dale McFarlin - drums.

Group from USA, Alaska. Playing the style of Guitar blues and roots rock/

Devil's Club

Clifford Curry - Clifford's Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 42:38
Size: 98,4 MB
Label: Appaloosa
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Clifford's Blues - 3:01
 2. Good Lovin' Woman - 5:07
 3. Love Recession - 4:39
 4. Beulah - 3:07
 5. Welfare Blues - 3:29
 6. Slow Dance To The Blues - 3:33
 7. Set Me Free - 2:37
 8. Stacked In The Back - 3:22
 9. Down The Road I'll Go - 3:47
10. You're What's Happening - 2:48
11. Blues I Can't Lose - 3:10
12. My Grandmomma - 3:54

Clifford Curry's career started in the mid-50s with teen-aged groups The Echos and The Five Pennies. Bouncing around his Knoxville, Tennessee home from group to group, he finally hit the national charts in 1967 with the classic She Shot A Hole In My Soul which has guaranteed him a lifelong career appealing to England's Northern Soul fans as well as becoming The King of Beach Music in the Carolinas with his shag-related repertoire. Clifford's Blues was originally released by Appaloosa Records in 1995

Clifford's Blues

DC Bellamy & America's Most Wanted - Water To Wine


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 53:51
Size: 124,3 MB
Label: Rooster Blues Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Make Love - 3:25
 2. Just Foolin' Yourself - 5:15
 3. Water To Wine - 4:02
 4. Out Of The Safety Zone - 4:52
 5. Give Me What I'm Gettin' - 3:48
 6. I Ain't Gettin' What I Used To Get - 5:45
 7. Next Door Neighboor's Woman - 3:55
 8. Dimples - 4:43
 9. I Won't Be Around You - 4:18
10. Hitch Hike - 5:09
11. I Can't Leave You Alone - 5:01
12. If You See Kay - 3:32

After many years as a sideman to singers like Betty Everett, Donny Hathaway, Gene "Duke of Earl" Chandler, Brook Benton, and many other prominent classic R&B singers, guitarist and singer/songwriter D.C. Bellamy released his debut album for the Rooster Blues label, Water to Wine, with America's Most Wanted, in the fall of 2000.
Gregory "D.C." Bellamy was born on Chicago's West Side in March 1949. He grew up in a household surrounded by musical talent, as his half brother was the late Curtis Mayfield, who would often hold rehearsals for his group, the Impressions, in the family's living room. Bellamy's grandmother purchased a piano for the family to use, and the children were all encouraged to play it. At age nine, Bellamy got his first guitar as a Christmas gift, and he began playing by ear and singing and playing along with Elvis Presley recordings. Even though he was raised in Chicago, a home for the blues, Bellamy was fascinated with rock & roll as he watched firsthand the success of Mayfield's group. But growing up on the West Side, it was hard to ignore the great abundance of blues talent in his own neighborhood, so by the time he was 14 or 15, everyone knew Bellamy was on his way to making a name for himself as a guitarist. Bellamy's mother, impressed by his earliest efforts at writing his own songs, took measures to ensure that he found people to help copyright his songs and put them into commercial format. When he was 17, he followed the rising popularity of the Impressions, Jerry Butler, Lou Rawls, and other great vocalists. He was introduced to singer Betty Everett, whose career was clearly on the rise. After hearing a short demonstration of his guitar-playing skills, Everett hired Bellamy for her tour, which developed into a ten-year tenure accompanying Everett on her tours around the world. During times back home, Bellamy freelanced, accompanying the likes of Donny Hathaway, Gene Chandler, Brook Benton, and others. Also back home, Bellamy began working with guitarist and singer Jimmy Reed, and the endless songwriting and guitar-playing possibilities of the art form began to blossom in his mind. His band became the house band at a Chicago club, Beale Street, after singer Bobby Rush left a long residency there. Bellamy's various bands worked Beale Street for eight years, and he had a chance to play with everyone in Chicago or passing through Chicago at that time, including Artie "Blues Boy" White, Otis Clay, Cicero Blake, Lefty Dizz, and Z.Z. Hill. During this period, he was constantly writing more of his own songs and working on developing his own distinctive vocal and guitar style. In early 2000, Bellamy returned to the recording studio to record an album under his own name for the then newly relaunched Rooster Blues label. Water to Wine was recorded at Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, KS, not far from his new home base of Kansas City, KS. During this time, Bellamy held a residency at the Kansas City venue Club Paradox. Bellamy is accompanied on Water to Wine, a fine collection of Chicago-styled originals, by drummer James "Spoon" Wilson, keyboardists Harrison Irons and Ray Hopper, lead guitarist Jimmy D. Lane, bassists Louis Villeri and Ben Shult, and harmonica player Dan "Juice" Hettinger. The results are stellar, a fine collection of original songs that don't sound like anyone else you've ever heard in modern blues. Songs like "Water to Wine," "Next Door Neighbor's Woman," and "I Won't Be Around You" are written in a style that is influenced by his famous half brother, Curtis Mayfield. But on Water to Wine, Bellamy and his band also serve up inspiring cover versions of Peter Chatman's "If You See Kay" and John Lee Hooker's "Dimples."

Water To Wine

Volker Klenner & his Boston Bluesfriends - The way I found the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 38:07
Size: 87,4 MB
Label: OTHIs Medienverlag
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

 1. Gimme some wheat-beer - 3:51
 2. Workin for the weekend - 3:13 
 3. The way I found the Blues - 5:49
 4. Waiting for the train - 3:44
 5. Remembering Curtis - 4:18
 6. Tell my why - 4:14
 7. Ocean breeze - 3:26
 8. Sittin at the river - 3:58   
 9. Party Time - 4:03
10. Your Soul will live on - 4:59
11. Addicted to the G.A.S. - 3:38

Blues in a German/American cooperation, the german guitarplayer with the former Band of Ronnie Earl.
Volker Klenner, a former student of Ronnie Earl and Duke Robillard on his Debut-CD "The way I found the Blues" with Bruce Katz, Rod Carey and Per Hanson, better known to Blueslovers as "the Broadcasters", the former band of Ronnie Earl.
Blues Revue Jan/Feb 2001:
"... Klenner is an accomplished player with 11 sturdy originals here. Katz´s organ work is top-notch, duelling with Klenner´s churning rhythm chords, each inspiring the other to greater heights. Best cut: "Remembering Curtis", an emotional and rich soul instrumental ballad."

The way I found the Blues

четверг, 19 марта 2020 г.

Sugar Ray Featuring The Bluetones - Don't Stand In My Way

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 47:36
Size: 109,1 MB
Label: Bullseye Blues
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Your Red Wagon - 3:01
 2. Don't Stand In My Way - 4:12
 3. Moment Of Passion - 5:22
 4. Take It Easy - 3:41
 5. Fast Boogie - 2:41
 6. Mudcat's Blues - 3:50
 7. The Arsonist - 5:38
 8. One Moment's Ecstasy - 3:28
 9. F. Lee Bailey Blues - 5:26
10. Lasting Love - 3:20
11. The Helmut (Bluetone March) - 3:09
12. Story Of My Life - 3:43

Rhode Island's Sugar Ray Norcia is one of the most dedicated and soulful bluesmen around. This is the first album to showcase Sugar Ray's singing and harp-playing. Sugar Ray's previous band, the Bluetones, was virtually a graduate schools for blues guitarists -- among the alumni was Ronnie Earl and Kid Bangham. The latter (heard here) left Sugar Ray to join the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Since recording this album, Sugar Ray has gone on to become lead vocalist for Roomful of Blues.

Don't Stand In My Way

Brian Golden Blues Experiment - The High Divided

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:04
Size: 99,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Goin' Down - 4:39
 2. Nothing But Love - 4:56
 3. Ghost Of Camelot - 4:56
 4. Break My Heart - 7:26
 5. People Get Ready - 4:55
 6. Long Black Veil - 7:09
 7. The High Divided - 6:30
 8. Cowboy Song - 2:28

Recorded at the World Famous Moletrax East in Syracuse, NY, the BGBE’s sophomore effort includes five “new” originals - “Nothing But Love” (Golden), “Ghost of Camelot” (Golden/Davis), “Break My Heart” (Golden), “The High Divided” (Golden), and “Cowboy Song” (Golden/Davis) - as well as three soulful covers - Don Nix’s “Going Down,” Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin’s “Long Black Veil,” and Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready.”    Featuring drummers Eric Tozer and Byron Cage, bassist Tom Westcott, Mike Melnyk on the Hammond B3, guitarist and vocalist Mike Davis, vocalist Aletha Golden, in addition to special guests Maximilian Eyle (harmonica) and Colin Aberdeen (guitar). A modern, original take on old-school blues, soul and Americana.The Brian Golden Blues Experiment was an accident waiting to happen for guitarist/singer/songwriter Brian Golden. With more than 25 years of professional musical experience, Golden took a break from the road and relocated to Music City, USA, Nashville, TN. Once there, after meeting the love of his life, the guitarist married, purchased a home, and reconnected with his roots.

The High Divided

Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor - Now

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 34:58
Size: 80,9 MB
Label: Supreme
Styles: Soul Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Love My Soul Food - 4:50
 2. Long As I Live - 3:30
 3. That's My Saints! - 3:25
 4. I'm Not That Kind Of Man - 3:01
 5. I'm Going Down To The Mardi Gras - 3:46
 6. 1 (One) Wish - 3:27
 7. Baton Rouge Theme Song - 3:08
 8. Irenkar - 3:02
 9. I'm Going Down To The Mardi Gras (Radio Version) - 3:16
10. I Love My Soul Food (Radio Version) - 3:29

Henry Turner Jr. and his band, & Flavor, have toured the United States, Canada and Japan. They have released seventeen singles and nine CD’s. Turner is credited with developing a syncopated style of music that has come to be referred to as Louisiana reggae, blues, soul and funk. In 1983 he established Hit City Records to produce Louisiana roots music. The small, yet diverse roster focuses on country, reggae, neo-soul, blues and pop. He also operates Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room and Heritage Museum which opened in Baton Rouge in 2014, and supports local, regional and national touring acts.

Now

Steven Wilhelm - Purple

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 60:18
Size: 139,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Americana/Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Memories of This Home - 6:33
 2. All That I Need - 5:15
 3. Do You Feel Like Dancing - 5:56
 4. The Way Love Feels - 4:18
 5. We All Deserve to Play - 4:34
 6. Fields of Love - 4:28
 7. I Need You - 6:40
 8. Place That's Calling for My Soul - 3:57
 9. I Just Thought You'd Be With Me - 5:10
10. Why Don't You Stay Here - 5:53
11. Unbroken - 7:30

Getting my feet wet.This was a project meant for me to show myself what I can do and to show others what I have to offer in all musical respects. I wrote, played, and recording everything on this album. Hopefully you will love it as much as I do.

Purple

Two Timer - Live in the City

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 57:11
Size: 131,0 MB
Label: Vision Record / Two Timer
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Letter to Charlie (Live) -  3:57
 2. Drinking Boogie (Live) -  5:51
 3. Hank (Live) -  3:46
 4. Tie One On (Live) -  4:10
 5. Chinaski (Live) - 10:30
 6. Nola Po'boy (Live) -  2:48
 7. Some New Boogie, Right? (Live) -  3:49
 8. Ginger Chicks/Ego Medley (Live) - 13:30
 9. Bordello Blues (Live) -  4:31
10. Heart Full of Hate (Live) -  4:14

Dirty blues on steroids live! First concert album of the band recorded live at the Miasto Bar in Poznań on March 2, 2019. Playing live is a great joy for us. It's always a good opportunity to build a blues community through music. Thank you for experiencing all those emotions connected with the live gig with us, regardless of which city we wouldn't play in.

Live in the City

среда, 18 марта 2020 г.

Gene ''Mighty"' Flea Conners - Sanctified (Remastered)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 39:16
Size: 90,0 MB
Label: JSP Records
Styles: Jazz/Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Marco's Tune (Remastered) - 3:29
 2. Sanctified (Remastered) - 4:00
 3. Disconnected (Remastered) - 2:31
 4. Maha's Tune (Remastered) - 4:14
 5. Good Rockin' Tonight (Remastered) - 2:46
 6. Goobers (Remastered) - 2:59
 7. Blueberry Hill (Remastered) - 4:04
 8. Tunk For Monk (Remastered) - 5:19
 9. It Was A Dream (Remastered) - 6:09
10. Biscuits (Remastered) - 3:40

American trombonist and singer. He was known as the "Mighty Flea". Conners was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in New Orleans, and may have played with Papa Celestin when he was eleven years old.

Sanctified (Remastered)

Barrelhouse - Mainline Voodoo (A Collection Of Bluesicana)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 32:23
Size: 74,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Dirty Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mainline Voodoo - 3:42
 2. Red Right Hand - 4:36
 3. 44 (Get My Gun) - 3:36
 4. Unresolved - 2:37
 5. The Ballard Of Sheriff Beesley - 3:00
 6. Ace Of Spades (Blues) - 3:22
 7. Aint Nobody's Business - 3:24
 8. Spoonful - 4:10
 9. Long Time Coming - 3:51

We went into the studio to record a blues album to follow up to Mooncalf Blues and ended up writing a recording a progression to our hard edge blues sound which we have names bluesicana. Its dirty, foot tapping stuff - grab yourself an earful.

Mainline Voodoo (A Collection of Bluesicana)

DJ Morrison - Sunday Sessions, Vol. 1 - Originals

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 47:02
Size: 108,1 MB
Label: Blue Note Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Be The Harmony - 4:39
 2. Down On My Own - 6:59
 3. Wheels On Fire - 4:03
 4. Lonesome Highway - 3:19
 5. Without Whiskey - 4:24
 6. Something To Lean On - 4:45
 7. Shut Yo Mouth - 3:43
 8. Hide And Seek - 5:16
 9. Only For A Day - 4:37
10. Too Good At Giving Up - 5:12

DJ Morrison is a Guitarist & Singer-Songwriter with blues, jazz, country, bluegrass, & rock influences. He has a long history of writing, gigging & recording.

Sunday Sessions, Vol. 1 - Originals

Black Cat Road - The Baddest Apple

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 28:22
Size: 65,7 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Blues/Swamp Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shadows - 3:43
 2. Stand Up - 3:30
 3. Pendulum - 3:57
 4. Pick Them Bones - 4:23
 5. Lay Your Gun Down - 2:45
 6. Church Of Perpetual Intoxication - 2:31
 7. Scramblin' - 2:54
 8. Rattlesnake - 2:29
 9. Ain't Got The Cash - 2:06

Swampy, Badass, Funky Goodness

The Baddest Apple

Frank Biner - Time To Move On

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 53:09
Size: 124,7 MB
Label: Acoustic Music Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Time To Move On - 2:33
 2. She's Evil (Bad News) - 5:32
 3. Footloose And Fancyfree - 3:33
 4. Booze Breath Woman - 3:30
 5. Keepin' Bad Company - 5:18
 6. E'nuff Is E'nuff - 4:02
 7. Jump This Morning - 2:37
 8. Cologne Blues - 3:33
 9. Thangs Just Happen That Way - 4:27
10. Slenda Brenda - 4:20
11. It's Easy To Get The Blues - 3:41
12. 19 Years Old - 5:00
13. Call My Brother - 3:52
14. Let Tommy Blow - 1:04

Frank Biner was well-known in the San Francisco and Oakland, California area as a powerhouse vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of the highest caliber. Frank passed away unexpectedly in May of 2001 and is greatly missed by his many friends and fans. Frank was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he learned to play the guitar. The Biner family relocated to Evanston, Illinois in 1965. Frank began his entertainment career in 1966 in Chicago working with the The Little Boy Blues, a legendary group of those hallowed times, opening shows for various acts coming through town. He migrated to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late sixties where he met blues legend, Mike Bloomfield, formerly of the Butterfield Blues Band and The Electric Flag. Like many a visiting midwesterner, he found the atmosphere and climate so appealing that he determined never to leave. As early as 1971, Frank was working various nightclubs and KSAN Radio's "Live Performance" with Bloomfield. On arriving in the Bay Area, Frank quickly established himself in the East Bay Funk scene, with regular gigs at the Long Branch and Keystone, clubs that were then in their prime and serving up a rich variety of fresh talent. Here he shared many a booking with the likes of Tower of Power, Eddie Money, and Clover (featuring Huey Lewis), and also began his long and fruitful collaboration with Stephen 'Doc' Kupka and Emilio Castillo of Tower of Power. This netted him three songs on the Tower album "In The Slot," and two more on the next Tower album "Ain't Nothin' Stoppin Us Now". Frank also sang background vocals on both of these LP's. This highly-anticipated project holds special meaning for Stephen 'Doc' Kupka, who co-wrote many of the songs with Frank Biner and Emilio Castillo. Doc Kupka was also heavily involved in the original recording of the songs and co-produced the project with Frank. The songs were tracked during recording sessions at Kensington Sound Studios in 1982 in Toronto, Ontario with many great Canadian musicians and special guests, but were never released. These tracks are from the original sessions, with fresh new mixes, provided by Rick Duncan of Nacnud Studios and Steve Yelick of Coastside Recording, and mastering by Brian Hijos. Chuck Hansen served as Executive Producer for the project. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FRANK BINER is a co-production of Strokeland Records and House of Hansen Productions, LLC. For more information, please see the Strokeland Records website at www.strokeland.com.

Time To Move On

Fred Lani - Fred Lani

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 28:45
Size: 66,3 MB
Label: Magnet Records/One Week Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Easy Baby - 4:42
 2. 130 Signs - 3:50
 3. It Hurts Me Too - 3:01
 4. Bad Luck And Trouble - 3:57
 5. Same Old Blues - 4:00
 6. Oh Baby - 2:54
 7. Thanks For The Snack - 2:53
 8. Failure - 3:25

Fred Lani is a Belgian blues guitarist and singer. He is best known for being the leader and founder of bluesband Fred and the Healers, most famous for delivering electrifying live performances since more than two decades. Lani is known for his emotional, yet energized, guitar style, embodying a subtle mix of the three Kings' soul and power. His contribution to the 'One Week Records' project is actually his debut solo album: simple, rough and dramatic.

Fred Lani

Pinkie Rideau - Bring Me Sugar

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 60:02
Size: 137,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Classic Female Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bring Me Sugar - 4:33
 2. Blues for Sale - 4:57
 3. New Old Man - 2:23
 4. Chin Up - 4:31
 5. I Want My Baby Back - 5:05
 6. I'm Gonna Love You - 2:55
 7. I Guess I'm Singin' the Blues - 2:39
 8. If the Shoe Fits - 4:02
 9. Let Go - 4:36
10. Mercaaaay - 4:03
11. I'm on the Outside - 3:04
12. I Hear Ya' Walkin" - 3:29
13. Mr. Right - 3:42
14. Ragtime Daddy - 3:05
15. Ain't That the Way - 3:08
16. Forgetful - 3:42

Since my health has changed drastically, my band had to change, too. No more heavy bass rig and no more kick drum. Having a bad reaction to vibrations make a huge difference in the sound. Fortunately for me - I have wonderful band mates who understand.
Ron Cook is brilliant on lead guitar, Brad Evans is nominated for The California Music Hall of Fame on his keyboard use, TJ Furtado has been playing bass in the Sacramento area for over 20 years and Zane Toberer on the cajon drum brings us all together. My vocals aren't what they used to be, many people say I sound better than ever! LOL Ron and I had a trip to Memphis in 2008 which started our friendship back in the day. Through the years I've performed with all of these gents and now I get to present them all together. They are fabulous and make me sound golden! I can remember this sound in my dad's country feeling LPs and his Zydeco songs. I hope you enjoy this music as much as we did making it!
Love, Pinkie Rideau

Bring Me Sugar

понедельник, 16 марта 2020 г.

Vlad De Briansky - Dreamland

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:03
Size: 92,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Eva Blue - 3:09
 2. Transcendence - 4:12
 3. Zigzag - 3:31
 4. Because of You - 4:13
 5. Drained - 4:36
 6. October - 2:40
 7. For You - 3:55
 8. Love Attack - 3:44
 9. Taken - 5:50
10. Remember? - 4:07

This is Vlad's 5th studio studio album. It features intricate and melodic guitar solos, filled with Blues, Rock, Jazz and beyond phrasing with soulful compositions. It features musicians such as Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, drums) and Tony Levin (bass)/

Dreamland

вторник, 10 марта 2020 г.

Pete Anderson - Even Things Up

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 52:44
Size: 120,9 MB
Label: Little Dog Records
Styles: Blues/Americana/Roots Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Honky Tonk Girl - 4:24
 2. Booker Twine - 2:53
 3. That's How Trouble Starts - 3:14
 4. Even Things Up - 4:26
 5. Wes' Side Blues - 5:01
 6. One and Only Lonely Fool - 4:58
 7. Stop Me - 4:31
 8. Dogbone Shuffle - 3:54
 9. Still in Love - 6:03
10. Room with a View - 4:10
11. Blue Guitar - 5:29
12. Prophet for Profit - 3:34

It's been over ten years since Anderson put out an album featuring his vocals. He's a more melodic singer now, with a fluid soulful tone. Even Things Up is also a return to the blues-rock sound that he showcased on Working Class, his first solo effort. "Honky Tonk Girl" kicks things off with Anderson's big, twangy guitar perfectly straddling Chicago blues and California country swing. His punchy solo keeps the chooglin' beat rollin' down the road like an out of control semi. "That's How the Trouble Starts" has a smoky Latin backbeat and features backing vocals by Maxine Waters. On the ballad "Still in Love," Anderson shows off his power as a vocalist with his understated passion. The acoustic "Prophet for Profit" features Anderson's impressive blues harp work and a sarcastic lyric that takes those who preach for gold and not a soul to task for the damage they do. The instrumental tracks here are also tasty and show off Anderson's commanding guitar prowess. "Booker Twine" shows of his jazzy side with the big B-3 of Michael Murphy riding shotgun, "Wes' Side Blues" is a samba with Anderson's reverb-heavy guitar floating above the breezy tropical beat, while "Dogbone Shuffle" is another hard-charging honky tonk blues number goosed into high gear by Jeff Donovan's drums and the horn work of Lee Thronburg and Dave Woodford. [The album was re-released in an expanded Deluxe Edition in 2010 when Vizztone took over distribution of Anderson's Little Dog logo. Bonus tracks include a version of "Still in Love" with Bekka Bramlett singing lead, and live versions of the Anderson classics "Working Class" and "Feels Like Mississippi."]

Even Things Up

Ralph De Jongh Trio - Live at the Theatre

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 75:10
Size: 172,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Chicago Style
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Snatch It Back (Live) - 4:50
 2. When the Time Is Right (Live) - 5:54
 3. Harry (Live) - 5:39
 4. Tell Me Mama (Live) - 5:33
 5. Rolling Lightly with the Band (Live) - 6:38
 6. Fly (Live) - 4:15
 7. Honky Baba (Live) - 6:03
 8. Sun Surprise (Live) - 4:38
 9. Trying to Sing My Blues Away (Live) - 4:41
10. Blues Queen (Live) - 6:41
11. Hey Joe (Live) - 5:26
12. Worm (Live) - 8:25
13. It's Alright (Live) - 6:22

Ralph de Jongh, the Dutch singer/songwriter and great Dutch blues discovery of the 21st century, first winner Dutch Blues Award 2011, as if in a trance, reveals the very depths of his soul at his concerts and recordings. In a style in which only Ralph de Jongh can perform, in a phenomenal atmosphere of sound, we dream back to the times of pre-war blues and the sixties of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Experience the incredibly beautiful portrait of a phenomenon. This is pure….This is Ralph de Jongh….This is Emotion.

Live at the Theatre

Pete Anderson - Dogs In Heaven

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 35:06
Size: 82,0 MB
Label: Little Dog Records
Styles: Blues/ Americana/ Roots Rock/ Country Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Better Way - 3:29
 2. Dogs in Heaven - 2:53
 3. Ain't That Peculiar - 4:51
 4. 110 in the Shade - 3:15
 5. Henry Fate - 2:57
 6. Feels Like Mississippi - 4:30
 7. Sherry - 3:59
 8. Charlene - 3:14
 9. For You - 3:41
10. A Big Mistake - 2:13

You'll find his guitar and production credits on recordings by the Backsliders, Michelle Shocked, the Meat Puppets, Blue Rodeo and every Dwight Yoakam album - meet Grammy Award winning artist (and Little Dog Records founder) Pete Anderson. Pete's 2nd solo album is a bulldozer of a guitar dream, sure to ignite the army of fans who already idolize the gutsy guitar funk heard on every gold and platinum Dwight Yoakam recording.

Dogs In Heaven

воскресенье, 8 марта 2020 г.

Monte Montgomery - Monte Montgomery

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 63:30
Size: 146,0 MB
Label: Provogue
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. River -  7:52
 2. Let's Go -  3:50
 3. Everything About You -  3:54
 4. Company You Keep -  3:55
 5. Love's Last Holiday -  4:39
 6. Moonlight Tango -  3:54
 7. Can't Fool Everyone -  4:52
 8. Could've Loved You Forever -  7:50
 9. Be Still -  3:49
10. How Far -  4:46
11. Little Wing - 10:16
12. Midlife Matinåe -  3:48

It’s just amazing how skillfully singer-songwriter and guitarist Monte Montgomery shifts musical gears on his seventh studio album. On his self-titled 2008 Eminent Records CD, Montgomery does it all—from hard hitting blues rock to an illuminating pop-based approach that combines his soulful vocals and even more incredible acoustic guitar skills. Fitting his acoustic ax into the framework of a solid blues-pop groove, Montgomery also serves up a spellbinding, 10+ minute instrumental cover of the Jimi Hendrix favorite, “Little Wing,” with Montgomery wringing out every bluesy lick and lead out of his electrified acoustic guitar rig in the finest Hendrix spirit. He cites Buckingham and Knopfler as big guitar influences, yet Montgomery’s combination of solid fretboard work and soulful vocal approach also echoes the blue-eyed soul pop groove of Hall & Oates and Todd Rundgren with even an ‘80s Yes chaser thrown in for good measure. In the spirit of fellow Austin-ite Eric Johnson, Monte’s guitar work is truly something to behold, featuring red hot finger picking accented by well placed harmonics, speedy fretboard work and daring neck bends. All this is even more amazing when you realize he’s playing an acoustic guitar! Credit must also go out to Montgomery’s excellent backing unit featuring the solid rhythm section of David Piggott (bass) and Phil Bass (drums), who work up some solid musical ESP with the maestro. With his self-titled 2008 CD, Monte Montgomery breaks new ground in the rock guitar world.

Monte Montgomery

The Jeff Jensen Band - The Jeff Jensen Band

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 58:36
Size: 134,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sugar Sweet - 4:17
 2. I Fell - 4:23
 3. Damn Fine Woman - 6:21
 4. Cat Song - 4:52
 5. Something About You - 4:28
 6. Feel Alright - 3:21
 7. That's What Love Will Do For You - 4:57
 8. Find Myself All Alone - 6:04
 9. Can't Believe We're Through - 4:09
10. Here I Come Again - 3:42
11. Driving Wheel - 4:24
12. Rock This House - 3:23
13. Something In The Water - 4:08

The Jeff Jensen Band was formed May of 2004. Since then, the band has performed hundreds of gigs. Some of the most impressive have been with Deborah Coleman, Paul Oscher, Zac Harmon, John “Juke” Logan and Blues Legend BB KING as part of his 80th birthday tour. The band has competed in the International Blues Challenge in 2005 representing the Santa Clarita Blues Society, in 2006 representing the Pinetop Perkins Blues Society and once again in 2007 representing Santa Clarita Blues Society. The band plays all over California, Arizona, and Nevada on a very regular tour schedule doing between 150 and 250 shows a year. In the months to come the band will be extended their tour area significantly.
”Self Titled” is the Jeff Jensen Band’s first album. Released March 31, 2007. This album contains 10 original songs composed primarily by Jeff Jensen and Nate LaPointe, and 3 blues standards.
Produced by Jeff Jensen and Nate LaPointe, “Self Titled” demonstrates this young bands ability to respect tradition while showing impressive originality and creativity. This is a fun album with humorous and playful songs like “Cat Song”, and “Driving Wheel”; it has passionate down home blues like “Damn Fine Woman”, and “Fine Myself All Alone”; Out of the box originals like “I Fell”, “Can’t Believe We’re Through” and “Something In The Water” and great hooks with “Here I Come Again”, and “Something About You”. It really has something for everyone, a multi-genre blues album.

The Jeff Jensen Band

Back Door Slam - Back Door Slam

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 24:25
Size: 56,4 MB
Label: Blix Street
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Back Door Slam -  3:49
 2. Riding With the King -  4:17
 3. Been Down So Long -  2:43
 4. Red House - 10:06
 5. Outside Woman Blues -  3:28

Musicians:
Davy Knowles - Guitar;
Adam Jones - Bass guitar;
Ross Doyle - Drums.

Back Door Slam is the name of the blues rock band started by Davy Knowles on the Isle of Man in 2003–04. The band got its name from a Robert Cray song of the same name. Originally a four-piece, with Castle Rushen High School friends Jamie Armstrong (bass guitar), Ross Doyle (drums) and Brian Garvey (rhythm guitar), the band was torn apart in 2004 when Brian was killed in a car accident along with their close friend Richie Brookes. Deciding to carry on in Brian's memory, Davy, Jamie and Ross reformed the band, with Davy writing the emotional tribute to his friend & former bandmate, 'Stay', which was later to appear on a rare EP and on their debut album Roll Away. The trio recorded two EPs togethers, and played hundreds of gigs on their native Isle of Man before moving to London to live with Davy's manager, Bob Miller (Corinne Bailey Rae, Christine Collister). After a handful of gigs in the UK, Jamie decided to pursue a career in music production and left the band to go to University. In 2007, with a spot secured at the SXSW Festival in Texas, Davy and Ross recruited former schoolmate Adam Jones to replace Jamie on bass. Adam joined Back Door Slam for what turned out to be two extensive tours of the US lasting until January 2009.

Back Door Slam

пятница, 6 марта 2020 г.

Clare Free - Where Are You Now?

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 37:02
Size: 85,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Where Are You Now? - 3:32
 2. Did The Right Thing - 3:28
 3. Scars - 3:32
 4. She Can't Buy - 5:49
 5. Thank You - 3:40
 6. Gimme Rock 'n' Roll - 3:33
 7. Let Me Down Easy - 3:54
 8. Bitch - 3:20
 9. Little Miss Jealousy - 3:37
10. Nice Girls - 2:34

Musicians:
Clare Free - All guitars and lead vocals
Jamie Kruppa - Bass
Dave Jackson - Drums
Bob Kidby - Backing vocals, harmonica and percussion
Clare Free - Vocals / Guitar
Jack Sunaway - Bass
Matt Furness - Drums

Sublime blues guitar songstress, Clare Free, is back after seven years with a brand new album, “Where Are You Now?”, to be released on March 6th, 2020.Having taken a break from recording to raise her youngest child, “Where Are You Now?” is her first release since her acclaimed “Dust and Bones” album in 2012.And the production team behind the new release reads like a who’s who of the modern music industry, including Richard Flack, Bob Kidby & Frank Arkwright.
Clare explains: “I went for lunch at the Old Jet Arts hub which is run by Jesse Quin of Keane. While I was there, I met the massively acclaimed music producer Richard Flack. Richard is Robbie Williams’ producer, and he also works with other huge artists including Tina Turner, Olly Murs, Rudamental, the Spice Girls, Pulp, Stereophonics, INXS the list goes on and on. We got chatting and I mentioned to Richard that I wanted to record a new album. When I spoke to him a couple of weeks later, he said he would be interested in producing and mixing it as long as we worked well together, and he invited me into the studio to do a trial song to see how we got on.We went to the most amazing studio called The Barn, which is run by Bob Kidby who co-produced and engineered the album.  The studio is over two floors and is jam packed with an astonishing array of mint condition vintage gear. Every guitar, amp, effect pedal, and instrument you could dream of is there, and I was allowed to use any of them that I chose. I used vintage Telecasters, Stratocasters and Les Pauls mostly, and some much more ‘off the wall’ guitars too.  I was in heaven! The test track went well, and we all enjoyed working together, so Richard said, if I could fit in the recording in the days he had between flying back and forth to LA etc we could do it. I jumped at the chance and what an opportunity it was!  Working on the album with Richard was fantastic, and Bob’s engineering skills are second to none.  They got the absolute best out of me. I was lucky enough to have Jamie Kruppa join me on bass, I’ve worked with Jamie before and he’s a great bass player.  On drums we had Dave Jackson, who is a phenomenal session player.Once it was all mixed, I asked Cenzo Townshend (Engineer Of The Year - twice) if he would master the album, he told me he doesn’t do mastering, but that I should contact his mate Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road as he would do a good job of it for me. So, naturally, I contacted Frank, who masters for the likes of Coldplay, U2, Oasis, Snowpatrol, Bryan Ferry, Biffy Clyro and loads more. He did the mastering for me and wow, the album sounds absolutely amazing. I am so, so proud of it. I have had the opportunity of a lifetime, and I feel so lucky to have had that chance”. “Where Are You Now?” was recorded at The Barn Studios. Suffolk. The album was produced and mixed by Richard Flack, engineered and co-produced by Bob Kidby and mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

Where Are You Now?

Jan James - Justify

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 49:40
Size: 115,5 MB
Label: Blue Palace Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

 1. I'm Always Coming Back - 3:42
 2. Justify - 4:23
 3. Good Man Down - 4:01
 4. Try - 4:37
 5. Believe In Me - 3:54
 6. Lucky U R - 4:01
 7. A Different Life - 4:27
 8. Never in the Game - 4:39
 9. Anything You Want - 4:15
10. Honky Tonk Woman - 4:23
11. Where You Gonna Run To - 3:47
12. Dangerous Decision - 3:26

12 new songs from Jan James, the Soulful Blues Rock Singer Songwriter from Chicago in the U.S. Raised in central Michigan on a family-run fishing resort, Jan’s talent was obvious early on. ‘The more I played guitar and the more I tried out the voice I learned to use in the church choir,’ says Jan, ‘the more I liked it.’ And so… did everyone else. Jan met her partner, songwriter/guitarist Craig Calvert, while they were both attending Michigan State University. When she needed to replace her guitar player, the timing was right. They developed a musical chemistry that has evolved into a big sound and feel that is coloured with blues, soul and the raw dynamics of the best rock-n-roll. Moving to Chicago, the blues capital was good to them, and they to it.
They became favourites in such venues as Buddy Guy’s Blues Legends, Taste of Chicago and The House of Blues. They shared the stage with Koko Taylor, John Mayall, Little Feat, James Brown and B.B. King. They cut their first album, a powerhouse CD called ‘Last Train,’ picked up by the Dutch label Provogue. Jan launched a promotional tour of acoustic and electric performances aired on radio and television throughout The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Scandinavia; along with a feature on NBC’s television program, ‘Talking Blues’. More albums followed: ‘Soul Desire,’ ‘The Color Of Rose’ ‘Limousine Blues’, ‘Drive Me Home’, ‘Ring Around the Moon’, ‘Calling All Saints’ and now the latest ‘Justify’, a pure and commanding showcase of her talent from start to finish. Jan has performed at Chicago’s Royal George Theater in the starring role of Janis Joplin in a play based on Janis’ letters and songs. Along with the standing ovations, there was so much more. There was the aura of a major talent. We got to see not only the power of what Janis had left for us, but the power of what Jan James now does…and will do.
Source: Jan James - Justify | Blues Magazine (https://www.bluesmagazine.nl/jan-james-justify/)

Justify

The Idle Hands - Ready for Business

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 62:16
Size: 142,8 MB
Label: Bone Idle Productions
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Drive - 3:14
 2. Weep and Moan - 3:37
 3. I Get the Blame - 3:09
 4. Come Shake the Blues - 3:08
 5. Keep Up with the Jones' - 3:05
 6. When Shadows Fall - 4:09
 7. Lay My Burden Down - 4:49
 8. When I First Met Chicago - 5:25
 9. She's Got the Sunshine - 4:06
10. Ready for Business - 4:12
11. Dirty Old Rag - 2:24
12. The Truth - 4:39
13. Whenever Yoy're Around - 3:38
14. Take a Closer Look - 4:13
15. A Place Like This - 4:08
16. Everybody Talkin' - 4:12

16 powerful original blues rock tracks including the British Blues Award nominated 'When I First Met Chicago" Classic Rock Blues Magazine featured 'Weep & Moan' on its cover-mount disc and acclaimed "Britain's Best Unsigned Blues-Rockers".

Ready for Business

Bill Blue - The King of Crazy Town

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:46
Size: 103,6 MB
Label: Conch Town Music
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Do What I Do Don't Do What I Say - 2:50
 2. Carolina Time - 4:08
 3. I Want It All - 3:17
 4. Everybody's Leaving Town - 3:27
 5. Hunker Down - 5:45
 6. The King of Crazy Town - 4:23
 7. Indianola - 6:00
 8. You Ain't Fun Anymore - 3:23
 9. Enough Blues to Give You the Blues - 3:33
10. Closing Time - 3:27
11. Mojolation - 3:27

Bill’s follow up album to 2013’s “Mojolation”, the record includes the songs “Carolina Time” a tribute to Bill’s home state; “The King Of Crazy Town,” which depicts a Key West night out,  and “Indianola,” which is a tribute to BB King, who encouraged Bill to go out on his own when Arthur (Big Boy) Crudup passed. “Hunker Down” is a hurricane-season favorite in Bill’s show, and “You Ain’t Fun Anymore,” a duet with Matt Backer.  Eleven excellent songs! "The King Of Crazy Town" is picking up increasing airplay around the world and has had spins in The USA, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, The UK, Belgium, Australia, Canada and Israel.  The album has already registered on airplay charts in France and the USA.

The King of Crazy Town

четверг, 5 марта 2020 г.

Harvey Dalton Arnold - Stories to Live up To

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:14
Size: 97,2 MB
Label: Music Maker Recordings
Styles: Rock/70's Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Stay Here With Me - 5:33
 2. Early Bird - 5:29
 3. What’s on Your Mind - 5:14
 4. Poor Boy - 4:54
 5. When the Sun Goes Down - 3:06
 6. Lone Outlaw - 4:01
 7. Gotta See Ya - 3:24
 8. Put Me Back - 4:17
 9. Catfish Blues - 6:11

Musicians:
Zev Katz (Paul Simon, James Brown, Carole King, Eric Clapton)- bass;  Charley Drayton (The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Miles Davis) - Drums;
Rob Arthur (Jimmy McGriff, Peter Frampton, Joan Osborne) - Piano, Rhodes, B3 Organ, Keyboards;
Zak Alister - Rhythm Guitar.

“Standing up or laying down, I won’t be here when the sun goes down,” says the 65 year old Southern Rock legend Harvey Dalton Arnold on ‘When the Sun Goes Down’ from his new release Stories to Live Up To out February 28th via Music Maker Recordings.
For the guitar cowboy who quit high school and left his home in rural Eastern North Carolina to hit the road playing rock and roll at 17, Stories to Live Up To is a retrospective album, examining the emotions and choices that have defined Arnold’s life. His decision to hit the road eventually led him to become the bassist and vocalist for the Southern Rock band the Outlaws during the peak of their fame. Arnold’s tenure with the Outlaws came at the peak of an American art form that spoke to a generation.  On his new record, his second released by Music Maker, Harvey doesn’t just look back, he wails through the everyday experiences that make an opera out of every man’s life - the perils and the joy of love, cheating, loss and longing. Accompanying Arnold in the studio is a crew of musicians with a righteous set of their own rock and roll bonafides..

Stories to Live up To

Mark Cook - The Promise Highway

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 49:12
Size: 112,8 MB
Label: Wendster Records
Styles: Blues/Rockin' Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Promise Highway - 4:38
 2. Another Year Goes Passing By - 3:07
 3. Down With The Blues - 5:12
 4. Mood Swing - 4:21
 5. You  Can Take Away My Woman - 2:51
 6. This Is My Life - 5:27
 7. Bummin's My Profession - 4:52
 8. Funk The Blues - 3:07
 9. Don't You Ever Leave - 3:22
10. When The Blues Takes Hold Of Me - 5:23
11. The Bitter Truth - 4:18
12. Blues For A Rainy Day - 2:28

WINNER of the 2002 JPF "BEST BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR" award. Killer songs with soulful vocals, aggressive guitar and great dynamics. This is blues with a flair.."Blues is steeped in tradition, but there are new talents coming to the blues all the time, such a new talent is Mark Cook" Phoenix Blues Society. "Cook's versatility and maturity will surely garner him some big-time attention soon, as the blues world is always looking for someone of his depth and potential" Indie-Music. Mark is the recipient of the 'Just Plain Folks' BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR - and has also been awarded sixth place in the BLUES SONG OF THE YEAR - for "All Your Lovin."  Much of Mark's earlier years as a child were spent on the road, touring around the country side of the United States and Canada in a musical up-bringing. Known as the "Dale and Vicki Duo", a popular jazz and blues act, Mark's mom alongside his stepfather performed nightly. This sort of musical gypsy lifestyle must have set the foundation for what would be a life long love for the blues style music. At the age of 15, Mark settled in Indiana and began crafting his skills as a serious musician. While his main emphasis was on guitar, he also taught himself to play bass and piano. He also began dabbling in 4-track demos, recording many of his earlier compositions. His love for writing and recording eventually led to building a professional recording studio in his house where he wrote, engineered, produced, and recorded his debut CD "An Evening With The Blues."  An accomplished and dynamic performer on guitar, Mark has performed and recorded in many bands over the years. Playing different genres of music such as: rock, jazz, and blues. In 1992, he was lead guitarist and songwriter in the rock band Silhouette. They recorded at the Bennett House in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Kenny Mimms (who also produced Jimi Jamison from the rock group Survivor). Mark has also done some television work and was featured in a TV commercial for the radio station WZZQ 107.5 in Indiana.
Mark's band, the Cook-N-Blues Experience, has played clubs in the midwest for the past year, entertaining standing room only crowds with the music of blues greats such as: Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, but also many of Mark's original music. As the band's slogan states "Blues With A Flair - Experience It - You Won't Believe Your Ears." For his debut CD "An Evening With The Blues" Mark wanted to capture the old style of blues from many different perspectives. As stated by Indie-Music, "The twelve song CD is rich in balance and heritage which makes this debut CD a sheer delight cut after cut." "An Evening With The Blues" has received great reviews by such publications as Blues Access, Blues Revue, and Vintage Guitar Magazine as well as many on-line blues publications.
Mark's second CD "The Promise Highway" (June 2002) has taken his writing to the next level. This new release is packed with killer songs,soulful vocals and aggressive guitar with great dynamics. THIS IS BLUES WITH A FLAIR. This CD will surely please all blues enthusiasts.

The Promise Highway

Wayne Lavallee - Trail of Trials

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 47:21
Size: 114,9 MB
Label: Dixiefrog
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Trail of Tears - 4:44
 2. The Tonto Project - 4:14
 3. Big Country - 3:33
 4. Shed Allot of Light - 5:34
 5. River Road - 3:53
 6. Buffalo Soldier - 4:03
 7. Who I Wuz - 3:33
 8. Geronimo - 3:47
 9. Heart Land - 4:45
10. Star Spangled Sensation - 4:32
11. Sacred Journey - 4:38

From a home base of acoustic folk roots, Wayne Lavallee roams from blues to rock to Native chanting with a sense of artistic freedom that transcends easy classification, leaving one with the distinct sensation that they’ve just crossed paths with an unusual singer-songwriter. He released the Canadian album Trail of Tears in 2010 through Outside Music, which garnered him a 2010 Juno nominee & winner for “Best folk acoustic album” “Best rock album” & “Best male artist” at the 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Wayne continues his ever-growing presence as one of the most significant songwriters and storytellers for his generation. Wayne is from the Cree/Metis Nation; born in Vancouver, B.C. At the age of five Wayne received his first guitar & discovered his passion for music and singing. Through the influence of his Native culture, music and theatre, Wayne began to tour nationally as a singer/songwriter and actor. His dedication and passion for touring & live performance are the foundation for his emergence as an artist to watch out for. The unique fusion of Wayne's folk/rock acoustic style with traditional Cree chanting has made this west coast artist an in demand performer and travels have seen him opening up for artists such as Academy/Juno award winning musicians Buffy Sainte-Marie, Susan Aglukark, Kashtin and many more. The fusion of his folk/rock acoustic style with traditional Cree chanting makes his work unique, fresh and innovative.

Trail of Trials

Backtrack Blues Band - Your Baby Has Left

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:15
Size: 106,5 MB
Label: Vizz Tone
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Best Friend's Grave - 5:22
 2. Your Baby Has Left - 4:56
 3. Dixie Grill - 4:46
 4. Killin' Time - 3:56
 5. Natural Born Lover - 4:48
 6. You'll Come Back Someday - 5:05
 7. Girl on Bordeaux Mountain - 5:06
 8. She Might Get Mad - 4:14
 9. Times Is Hard - 7:59

Florida's longest running blues band , Backtrack Blues Band , has spent decades refining its blues chops , performing with such blues masters as BB King , Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gregg Allman , Buddy Guy and more . It's 7 th album , ' Your Baby Has Left ' , captures Backtrack's unique blend of muscular harp and vocals and tasty Texas- inspired lead guitar , with stellar accents by Bruce Katz's keys and The Muscle Shoals Horns. Recorded to analog tape and masterfully produced , this release is destined to be the band's best effort yet. As noted by multiple Grammy winning producer Tom Hambridge , this record captures ' plenty of hardcore Chicago influences and some deep , sweet Texas guitar that would make T- Bone smile. Sonny's powerful vocals and full throated harmonica attack give this album its center. It's a real deal blues album made by seasoned blues journeymen . ' Turn it up and enjoy!

Your Baby Has Left

среда, 4 марта 2020 г.

The Bihlman Bros. - What U Want

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 42:57
Size: 98,6 MB
Label:  Pinrut Records
Styles: Rock/Roots Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Wanna Fly - 3:09
 2. Believe - 3:41
 3. Jubilee - 4:41
 4. What U Want - 3:16
 5. Better Place - 4:20
 6. Angel 's Wings - 5:41
 7. Needle & Thread - 3:14
 8. Butterfly - 4:40
 9. Walk Outside - 3:34
10. Shotgun - 2:21
11. Broken Wings - 4:16

Soulful, bluesy, hard rock with hooky tunes you'll be singin' all day. If you're a big Air Supply fan, this ain't for you!
EMMY AWARD WINNING Bihlman Bros. ROCK! Founding members and brothers, Jabo (Jay-bo) and Scot “Little” Bihlman are the driving force behind this bluesrock juggernaut, and take it to the stage in full force. From Chicago’s Tweeter Center and House of Blues to Van Andel Arena, Lisbon’s CCB and The White House(yes that white house), the Bihlman Bros. have appeared with ZZ Top, BB King, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, Ted Nugent, and many others.
3 songs from the new album "What U Want" were included in the Amy Smart/Billie Zame/Betty White movie "Love and Dancing" currently in theaters nationwide.
After completing several European Tours with Chicago blues legend Son Seals, Seals asked the Bros to join him and Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio in the studio on a souped up version of the Son Seals classic “Funky Bitch”for his “Lettin’ Go” CD which won a WC Handy award. Their music has appeared on Radio, Films and TV includingNPR’s All Things considered, and All My Children on ABC. After a 3 year hiatus during which time Little followed his acting jones and appeared in commercials for Burger King, Volkswagon and the NFL and Jabo won 3 EMMYs for scoring TV documentaries, the Bros. are back with a brand new album recorded at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood. They were the last band to ever record at this famous studio. Check out the video below for a short new story on the sessions!
The Bros have worked with Grammy winning producer Jim Gaines (SRV, Journey, Santana), Robert Bradley, Kenny Olson (Kid Rock), Son Seals, Trey Anastasio, John DeFaria, and many others. The Bros. are faculty members at The National GuitarWorkshop, WorkshopLive, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. Be on the lookout for Jabo's new National Guitar Workshop/Alfred book "Easy Soloing for Blues Guitar" out December '08! }

What U Want

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

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

Curtis Matheson - Lust, Love & Broken Hearts

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 54:34
Size: 125,1 MB
Label: Left Field Recordings
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Loneliness Ain't Got Nothin' On Me - 3:43
 2. Move On Down The Line - 4:28
 3. The One That Got Away - 4:47
 4. Conscience Made Of Steel - 5:25
 5. Industrial Man - 3:10
 6. Lust, Love & Broken Hearts - 3:34
 7. I'll Think Twice - 4:02
 8. A Young Man's Game - 4:06
 9. Funky Blues - 4:55
10. Two Timed Blues - 4:59
11. The Last Time - 4:12
12. Howlin' On The Mornin' Train - 2:49
13. Turn This Train - 4:18

Curtis Matheson's sophomore album "Lust, Love & Broken Hearts"
Curtis Matheson has been a guitarist for 10 years, and a vocalist since the age of 14. Starting on classic rock, Curtis eventually gravitated toward the Blues after attending the 6th Annual Dutch Mason Blues Festival in 2010, while maintaining traces of his classic rock roots. He formed Highway 125 at the age of 14 with former member and fellow musician Michael Mombourquette (Michael Lloyd) in 2009. As a young student of the blues, he has been fortunate enough to be taken under the wings of legendary blues names such as Joe Murphy and Matt Minglewood, who are amongst his biggest influences. Other influences include a wide variety of names, such as the late Dutch Mason, Garrett Mason, John Campbelljohn, The Blues Merchants, Jeff Healey, Fathead, Powder Blues Band, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jonny Lang, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Little Walter,….etc. In October 2014, Curtis released his debut album "A Particular Blue". Curtis Matheson uses Fender guitars and amps, Traynor amps, Fulltone pedals, Hohner harmonicas, Shure vocal and harmonica microphones, Dunlop slides, and D.B. Custom Cigar Box Guitars. Originally from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Curtis currently resides in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he studies Music through classical guitar at Acadia University.

Lust, Love & Broken Hearts

вторник, 3 марта 2020 г.

Joe Haramut - My Favorite Color Is the Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 25:31
Size: 58,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Running Out Of Time - 3:39
 2. Thunder Song - 4:37
 3. Don't Need Them - 2:55
 4. Completely Stoned - 3:14
 5. Don't Stop - 2:31
 6. No Sweat Blues - 3:33
 7. Grow Up - 3:38
 8. Pizza Song - 1:20

Songs about life.This album is a collection of songs that had been written anywhere between 2015 -2019. These songs are about life, friends, family, drugs, and internal struggles of growing up and moving away from the only family you knew to have. I recorded all these songs in my one bedroom apartment in North Hollywood, CA (I would record my drums in a rehearsal studio across town in Van Nuys)
I had some help from some really great friends to make some of these recordings come together the way they did. John Velasco- Vocal Harmonies; Scott Plunkett- Piano, Keyboards, Organ; Matthew Earle- Backing Vocals; Stephanie Haramut- Album Artwork

My Favorite Color Is the Blues

Troy Redfern - This Raging Heart

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 35:58
Size: 83,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wrong Side Of The Tracks - 4:07
 2. Tonight - 3:24
 3. It Ain't Easy - 4:45
 4. On My Knees - 3:53
 5. My Oh My - 3:54
 6. Don't Let Me Down - 3:36
 7. Engraved - 4:37
 8. Left For Dead - 2:51
 9. In Memories - 1:43
10. Slash & Burn - 3:05
Blues Rock guitarist Troy Redfern will be releasing his brand new album ‘This Raging Heart‘ on February 26th. This brand new album/ Bursting at the seams with raw slide blues tunes and with cover art by the unmistakable Vince Ray, who’s work includes The Damned and The Stray Cats!

This Raging Heart

Carrie Marshall - Waves

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 47:24
Size: 109,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Vocals
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Rainy Season - 4:07
 2. Under the Moonlight - 2:51
 3. Poor Wayfaring Stranger - 4:53
 4. Who's Gonna Save Pollyanna - 4:11
 5. Monday Blues - 4:24
 6. Undone (feat. Peter Lamb & The Wolves) - 4:46
 7. Me, My Lonely Heart and I - 4:48
 8. Dividing Lines - 5:18
 9. Come, Weary Child - 3:13
10. Phases - 3:37
11. Waves - 5:13

Waves ranges from passionate bluesy explorations to quieter ballads, from rockish romps to moments of spirituality.

Waves

The Rex Carroll Band - That Was Then, This Is Now

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 38:49
Size: 89,7 MB
Label: Retroactive Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Find A Way - 4:34
 2. Circle Of Love - 3:18
 3. Foolsgold - 1:14
 4. Working Man's Blues - 2:46
 5. Walk A Mile - 2:40
 6. Rock My World - 4:58
 7. Witch Dr. Bones - 5:02
 8. Delta Memories - 2:43
 9. My Train - 6:12
10. Throw Them Bonz - 5:19

Musicians:
Rex Carroll – Lead Vocals & Guitars;
Antonio Acevedo - Bass;
Gary Miller - Drums.

I could not think of a better title to a project involving guitarist Rex Carroll than That Was Then, This Is Now.  THEN in terms of his earlier groups Whitecross and King James and the eighties influenced metal and hard rock in which they trended.  Five highly acclaimed albums were recorded by the artist in Whitecross with vocalist Scott Wenzel before he joined forces with a new vocalist, Jimi Bennett, and put together King James.  King James hit the scene in 1994 with its self-titled debut only to follow up three years later with the sophomore outing The Fall.NOW in terms of his new group, The Rex Carroll Band, and the blues heavy rock of its aptly entitled 2010 Retroactive Records initial offering That Was Then, This Is Now.  Rex, of course, is no stranger to the blues, having recorded his first blues album, The Rex Carroll Sessions, for Star Song Records in 1995.  He later formed the Rex Carroll Band with some local musicians and began playing live throughout the upper Midwest, performing at venues ranging from local clubs to the Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary and going from virtual nobodies to headlining act status in the process. Fans of the blues - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Glenn Kaiser Band, Darrell Mansfield and Stevie & The Saints all come to mind – will find a lot to like in That Was Then, This Is Now.  At this point it must be reinforced that the album does not gravitate towards the hard rock Rex is best known for; that said, it certainly is not without its heavier rock moments, as can be found on “Circle Of Love” (near mesmerizing riff on this one), “Witch Dr. Bones” (non-stop groove here) and “Throw Them Bonz” (by far the albums heaviest).  “Find A Way” deserves mention as well for its straightforward mentality and “Working Man’s Blues” with its spirited and upbeat tempo.  There are also a couple of pieces heading in a traditional blues rock direction, “Walk A Mile” and “Delta Memories”, along with two more on the slower side of things, the ballad-ish “Rock My World” and brilliantly melodic “My Train”. My overall feeling is that it is great to finally hear another project from Rex Carroll, who, with the exception of the re-recording of Whitecross’ self-titled debut in 2005, has not really been heard from since the late nineties.  Keeping this thought in mind, what I find particularly delightful about That Was Then, This Is Now is how it highlights his virtuoso guitar abilities (back in the day Rex won the “Heaven’s Metal Magazine Guitar Hero Award” several times over).  The likes of “Find A Way”, “Working Man’s Blues and “Throw Them Bonz”, for instance, are blues rock all the way but feature stretches of shredding guitar soloing that would not sound out of place on a Whitecross album.  Rex even delivers one of his trademark “open air” guitar solos (“Foolsgold”). And this leads to one of my major points here: And that is NOT to rebuff That Was Then, This Is Now just because of the blues rock direction.  Trust me, if you are into Whitecross – or any forms of eighties influenced metal and hard rock – then there is an excellent chance you are going to like this.  The quality of music and musicianship is that high. Speaking of performance, did I mention that Rex handles lead vocals here?  And quite well at that in that his raspy and raw style vocal style melds well with the musical happenings at hand.It must also be mentioned how the rhythm section of bassist Antonio Acevedo and drummer Gary Miller remained joined at the hip throughout the project, laying down a backbone of groove and presence for the band to rest its blues drenched sound upon.Production values are ably done- polished, crisp and allowing all instrumentation to evenly rise above the mix. “Find A Way” brings a blues rock mentality but accented by a crisp rhythm guitar.  The song proves mid-paced in purpose, joining steady as it gets verses with a moving chorus aligning itself with the stalwart scene.  The bass guitar comes to life at the start of an instrumental section upheld by a stretch of adept soloing only the artist is capable.The pace picks up with “Circle Of Love”, a momentum driven piece upheld its full length by a near mirthful guitar riff.  While maintaining the underlining heavy rock sensibilities, the song brings a steadfast capacity as a result of its curt and too the point chorus and commanding rhythm section performance. The open air guitar solo “Foolsgold” might not be quite as explosive as “Nagasake” (from the self-titled debut) or stylistic as “Flashpoint” (off Triumphant Return) but still proves the artist has not lost his touch soloing wise.  I guess you could say it is a bluesy take on the genre. You can tell the group had a great deal of fun putting together “Working Man’s Blues”.  From the non-stop rollicking impetus to the gritty blues drenched mentality to the shred guitar soloing (the lead work here is nothing less than jaw dropping) this one will have you singing along in no time. Things get rawer and scratchier on “Walk A Mile”, a piece bringing a more traditional blues based sound as opposed to the heavier rock approach of those preceding it.  A slight change in musical direction, however, does not mean the quality is any less in that the hook is solid and overall execution spot on. “Rock My World” is the slowest of the albums material.  The song exudes an emotional feel while still maintaining the group’s penchant for the blues heavy.  Similar to “Walk A Mile”, there is not a drop in quality, reflected in Rex’s top of the line vocal performance (very moving and fitting to the mood at hand) and compelling melody. The pace picks up with “Witch Dr. Bones”.  This is actually one of the albums hardest rocking, almost bringing to mind Die Happy with its grooving bass lines and tempo (the only thing missing, of course, are the passionate vocals of Robin Kyle).  Otherwise, the hook here is infectious – you will be challenged to keep this one out of your head! – and the dogged low end churning. “Delta Memories” also gravitates towards traditional blues (sort of like Glenn Kaiser Band).  With a scratchy rhythm guitar leading the way, the song traverses a jagged edge path in joining the right amount of upbeat flavorings with a steadfast perseverance.  I enjoy how this one slowly fades out as Rex wails away on guitar in the background. The album closes to two of its best songs in “My Train” and “Throw Them Bonz”. “My Train” proves that when Rex Carroll is at the top of his game songwriting wise there are few better.  The song brings six minutes of inspiration, slowly moving its length in acoustic laced fashion but with occasional outbursts of rhythm guitar making their presence felt.  The expertly done chorus is poignantly charged in being upheld by a lush backdrop of female vocal melodies.  The overall impression left is moving if not dramatic. The same high quality can be found in “Throw Them Bonz”.  This one heads in the more purposeful direction, spirited in tempo and underlined by a fixed guitar sound that is close to hard rock as it gets.  There are some great instrumental moments here as well, including the airy instrumental interlude at the halfway point and the stretch of metal laced soloing upholding the final minute and a half. If you are a fan of blues rock in all its forms – ranging from the traditional to the heavier and more rock orientated – then by all means make That Was Then, This Is Now a necessary purchase.  Even if your musical tastes trend towards metal and hard rock then give this the chance it deserves due to Rex Carroll’s shred guitar presence and all around quality songwriting and performance.  You will not be disappointed.
Review by Andrew Rockwell

That Was Then, This Is Now