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пятница, 24 апреля 2020 г.

Levon Helm & The Crowmatix - Souvenir, Vol. 1

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 47:28
Size: 108,7 MB
Label: Woodstock Records/Breeze Hill Records
Styles: Rock/Blues/Folk/World/Country
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Finally Got You - 4:19
 2. Java Blues - 4:22
 3. Poor Little Fool - 4:14
 4. Crazy 'Bout You Baby - 3:15
 5. Don't Ya Tell Henry - 3:14
 6. That's Alright - 3:11
 7. Milk Cow Boogie - 3:10
 8. Rag Mama Rag - 3:46
 9. Too Close Chairs - 4:37
10. Paramount - 4:26
11. 300 Lbs - 4:02
12. Great Beyond - 4:48

The Woodstock-based group The Crowmatix did several concerts in '96 and '97 together with Levon Helm, and also recorded both on their own and with Levon during this period. Their first CD, released on Aaron Hurwitz' Woodstock Records, is titled Souvenir because Levon refers to it as a "souvenir record", i.e. not a major label release.
The Crowmatix are Marie Spinosa, Randy Ciarlante (also drummer and singer with The Band), Aaron Hurwitz, Mike Dunn, and Jim Eppard. The Band members Garth Hudson, Jim Weider, and Richard Bell are also present on Souvenir.

Souvenir, Vol. 1

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood - Transfusion

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 52:54
Size: 122,0 MB
Label: DIG Music
Styles: R&B/Funk/Blue-Eyed Soul/Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Face The Music - 5:09
 2. It's The Man That Makes The Clothes - 3:57
 3. It Could Be Me It Must Be You - 4:11
 4. Coming Back - 4:19
 5. Wait For You - 4:33
 6. Guide Me Home - 4:29
 7. Hooked On You - 4:04
 8. Down To My Last Heartache - 4:32
 9. Cool Drink - 4:42
10. You Make Me Sweat - 3:39
11. Will This Saga Ever End - 4:21
12. Down To The Bone - 4:52

Lydia Pense and Cold Blood work in close coordination on Transfusion, bringing forth a big, soulful sound. Pense, who handles most of the lead vocals, is a powerful, full-throated singer, reminding one of Bonnie Raitt and Toni Price. It makes sense, then, to put a fairly large group like Cold Blood behind her. The trumpet, saxophone, keyboards, bass, electric guitar, percussion, and background vocals work well with Pense's extroverted style, providing her ample cushioning for emotive flights of fancy. Transfusion gets a funky start with "Face the Music," the first of two pieces written by Steve Dunne. Interestingly, "Face the Music" runs over five minutes, but -- thanks to the perfect blending of vocals, instrumental work, and performance -- the song never feels long. With songs like "It Could Be Me It Must Be You," featuring guest vocalists Lenny Williams, Pense and Cold Blood glance back toward the '70s, capturing a groove somewhere between soul and pop. There's also an interesting guest vocal by Michelle Shocked on the last track, "Down to the Bone." Shocked and Pense concoct a fun, freewheeling duet here that's kicked into overdrive by Steve Dunne's guitar work. Filled with lots of funky instrumental work, lively vocals, and good material, Transfusion's soulful groove is easy to enjoy.


The Steepwater Band - Turn Of The Wheel

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 47:16
Size: 108,4 MB
Label: Diamond Day Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Turn Of The Wheel - 3:38
 2. Trance - 4:29
 3. Running From The Storm - 3:14
 4. In The Dust Behind - 3:37
 5. That's Not The Way - 4:59
 6. Big Pictures - 6:15
 7. Please The Believer - 4:08
 8. Lost On You - 3:50
 9. Make It Right - 4:31
10. Abandon Ship - 3:51
11. The Peace You're Looking For - 4:40

This review needs an introduction. With special attention for a big fan from Aberdeen, Scotland. Graham Robertson. He was the one who approached me to write reviews. “No”, in short, was the answer, too busy with work and family life. “Logically,” Graham replied. Also very busy with promotional work for Blues Rock Aberdeen. Graham and I have become musical facebook friends since the last performance of The Steepwater Band in the Netherlands (De Bosuil, Weert 15 May 2016). He asked if I was willing to do a special one…. I almost immediately understood what it was about. Namely Steepwater’s new album, Turn Of The Wheel. Now you may think that this introduction is unnecessary, but it is part of the story of The Steepwater Band. I had already heard and read a few things about this album via Social Media. The album was released last year after a resurrection from the band early last year. A few setbacks the year before, the departure of bass player from the 1st hour Tod Bowers, a long illness for band manager Steven Sime and finally died, the band decided to take it easy for a year. Luckily last year we received the full acoustic solo album from singer / guitarist Jeff Massey – From The Highway To The Show, which filled the void nicely. I mainly speak on behalf of “we”. Which means the large fan base that we can safely call the family of the Steepwater Band. This family all over the world, which is mainly busy with stories and posting concerts, has a Facebook group “The Steepwater Band – Gathering of the High & Humble”. This fan club is very connected to the band members and ensures that we support them in many ways. For example, the band recently did a call for help. The band came to a halt with their tour bus. Engine trouble. Like any independent band, it is hard hard work for little, so there was not much money to repair the bus. The shirt-sale promotion with the text “Keep The Guys On The Road” managed to get the men back to the next destination. I call this a close bond with fans and artist! Fortunately, the band has found the right motivation to go loose again. With their “Back To Work”-tour last year, they have already roamed all over America. During this tour there are already quite a few new songs that we could see and hear through the “family”. Now finally after four years of waiting here’s the new album, Turn Of The Wheel. The seventh studio album now on which the new band member Joe Bishop makes his bass-playing heard. Producer Jim Winters, brother of the drummer Joe Winters, has come after a long time to give this album a good sound. He already did this with verve on the album Revalation Sunday of 2006. Recorded on Lake Michigan, with some guest roles for Chris Grove on keys, Freddie Gonzalez, percussion and for the first time on a Steepwater album a saxophone by Terry “Sonny Lee” Tritt. Adam Ayan has mastered everything once again. As already on the previous album, all band members have had their musical input which can be heard through various influences from their favorites. Singer / guitarist Jeff Massey took care of all the lyrics. Fortunately, the album fully meets what you always hope for when your favorite band comes up with something new. It rocks on all fronts with the guitars naturally prevailing in every song. Both men, Massey as Eric Saylors, can really blow their guitars. No solo is a repetition of moves, always alternating and sometimes nice against each other. However, all numbers alternate well. Is it not because of the different influences of the classic-70’s bands or in tempo and sound. A really complete rock album. You want to hear this album from the beginning with the amplifier on ten. Air guitar in hand and stamping with it. I already see myself at the front again at the next concert. Or as the men themselves say: “Just a turn of the wheel, and a foot on the gas, into the now, driving out of the past …” The influences that we hear on this album come from various angles, but above all directly to their own Steepwater sound. Opener “Turn Of The Wheel” immediately makes you happy. Steep water at its best. A wonderful groove, here and there slide guitar by Eric and Jeff. This song grabs you, especially when the foot is pressed on the gas after a good two minutes thirty with a splattering solo. The guitar solo of The Steepwater Band is THE trademark. Alternately by Eric or Jeff but never the same and disturbing. Successor “Trance” could have been on an old Grand Funk Railroad or ELO album. Nice uptempo and completely loose. Really the best song in my opinion. The amplifier also goes further with “Running From The Storm”. The vocals could have been a bit rougher for me, but it is and remains a wonderful guitar song. Both Joe’s provide a fantastic beat so you are inclined to dance along. This song is sure to make your legs creak during a live performance. Then the foot off the accelerator at “In The Dust Behind” which makes it a real rock ballad. “That’s Not The Way” is nicely built with the saxophone used for the break. The men listened carefully to Stones albums. Neil Young’s records will also often be set up in the men’s living rooms. Just listen to the gritty “Big Pictures”. Guitars are set raw and the solos are more drawn out. Cortez the Killer part 2. “Please The Believer” has been on YouTube for a while. Great rock song that is totally Steepwater Band. In the next song “Lost On You” I immediately thought I recognized Billy Gibbons as a guest guitarist, but it’s just Eric Saylors’ special Teye guitar. For the CD lovers there is an extra track “Make It Right”. This song would have fitted on any Grand Funk Railroad album. I think Steepwater Band knows its classics and there you automatically take something from me in your own sound. Eric and Jeff really make it a fantastic song. “Abandon Ship” again provides the necessary variation in tempo. A road song in which Eric’s lap steel gives the right feeling. This song was already on Jeff’s solo album. Closing track “The Peace You’re Looking For” is truly a real ending to this complete rock album. Queen will have contributed to the necessary influence for the guitar sound. But above all another Steepwater Band number. I am honored to be requested for the first to review this album in the Netherlands. I feel very involved with this band and would like to bring this music to the man / woman in the Netherlands. Spain and especially the UK are on the tour schedule and where they unfortunately have not been able to find this tour to play in the Netherlands. So will have to book a flight ticket for a concert. I would like to do it !! Family Reunion, so to speak.

Turn Of The Wheel

Samana Rising - Days Without You

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 47:34
Size: 109,2 MB
Label: Samana Funk Records
Styles: Rock/Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mountains - 5:29
 2. Taste Of Life - 4:08
 3. Not Up To You - 4:42
 4. Too Tiny - 6:56
 5. Hold On - 5:53
 6. Your Way Out - 4:28
 7. Twisted - 3:22
 8. Another Day - 3:49
 9. Clearly - 4:40
10. Be There (Bonus Track) - 4:03

Debut album Days Without You to be released on April 24th 2020
Samana Rising has been busy in the studio the last year, and have recorded their first album. The first taste from the album, Another Day was released on March 20th as a single on digital streaming platforms with an accompanying music video on the bands Youtube and Facebook channels. Another Day received critical praise and was quickly picked up by several national radio stations in Norway.
Days Without You consists of 9 songs (Vinyl) and 9 songs + 1 bonus song on the CD and digital release.The song material on Days Without You is varied and reflects the band member's different sources of inspiration. The overall genrè is bluesrock, but you can also hear pop, soul & funk influences. Side A of the album open with the classic blues rock sound of Mountains & Not Up to You via energetic boogieswing in Taste of Life with the emotional and very personal ballad Too Tiny which with it's runtime of 7 minutes bring a climatic close to side A. Side B of the album open with Hold On which is old school blues rock with lengthy instrumentals and fiery vocals. Your Way Out with it's clean "hammer-on" guitar chords is reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix's beautiful guitar work in the late 60's. Twisted is something very different, with soulful vocals and painful lyrics about trying to care for yourself and others after experincing a tradic event. Another Day is perhaps best described as a "poppy" blues rock track with an upbeat tempo and a  repetitive blues guitar lick. Last track on side B, Clearly is a "disco meet blues rock" song with a strong addictive beat that just force you to dance along again and again.  A song about reckoning, it's a fitting close to Days Without You.
The funk workout Be There appears as a bonus song on the CD and digital release of Days Without You.

Days Without You

четверг, 23 апреля 2020 г.

Adrian Flores - Blues from the Deep South

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 70:25
Size: 162,4 MB
Label: RGS Music / Adrian Flores
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dust My Broom - 3:47
 2. Rollin' and Tumblin' - 5:09
 3. Troubles in Mind - 5:20
 4. Living in My Neighbourhood - 4:19
 5. Going Upside Your Head - 4:02
 6. Nine Below Zero - 3:35
 7. Hoochie Coochie Man - 5:58
 8. Everyday I Have the Blues - 3:01
 9. Got to Move - 3:20
10. Cold Cold Feeling - 7:59
11. I Got the Blues (now I Know) - 4:09
12. Stormy Monday Blues - 4:36
13. Don't Want No Woman/Good Morning Blues - 5:20
14. Who's Been Talking - 4:38
15. I'm in the Mood - 5:06

Adrian Flores never considered himself to be a producer, nor a musician or a journalist, but in 1981, after listening to, Elmore James, his life changed. He started to collect and explore the blues, and liked it so much he wanted to spread it wherever he could and has dedicated his life to the blues ever since. From 1992, Adrian Flores has been involved in bringing the best international blues to South America.

Blues from the Deep South

Dennis Siggery - Sun Street

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 47:27
Size: 109,1 MB
Label: Southside Music UK
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Run With The Wind - 5:25
 2. East End Kid - 5:47
 3. The Newtown Song - 4:55
 4. Sun Street - 5:20
 5. Newtown Boy - 5:11
 6. West End Man - 5:02
 7. Something In My Head - 4:58
 8. The Wrong Road - 5:06
 9. Don't Give Me A Reason - 5:40

Dennis Siggery Solo. Sun Street. This album was never planned. I wanted to write some new songs to include on a box set to celebrate 20 years back in music. But the songs just kept coming, so Neil and I decided to make a new album! Here it is, called ‘Sun Street’, named after the street where I was born. My dad and his family lived in the same house. The songs are based on my life as a kid living in the east end of Reading, and are about my family, my life as a mod in the sixties, and the clubs, the women and all those good times.

Sun Street

Dennis Siggery - The Return of the Newtown Boy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 54:07
Size: 124,6 MB
Label: Southside Music Uk
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Newtown Boy Revisited - 4:55
 2. Something In My Head - 5:15
 3. Running On Empty - 3:37
 4. Evil Woman - 4:34
 5. Checkin' in Checkin' Out - 3:34
 6. Who's That Woman - 4:05
 7. Right Or Wrong - 4:49
 8. It's Gonna Cut Me In Two - 3:57
 9. I Don't See You Every Day - 3:53
10. Love Doctor - 5:07
11. If I Could Change My Life - 5:26
12. The Same Old Box - 4:49

Dennis Siggery - Solo Albums | The Newtown Boy Revisited
"Dennis Siggery (vocals) and Neil Sadler (Guitar) are UK based musicians who have played in a number of Blues Rock bands over the years including the Eric Street Band. On this album the pair are joined by Bassist Ed Sterling and Drummer Matt Edwards to create a full band sound. The opening self written track, Don’t Want Your Tears, is a real tour de force. ... Iain Patience, 'Blues Matters' magazine. The Newtown Boy Revisited. This a concept album based on my life as the Newtown Boy. I was born in a working class area in East Reading. I married a middle class girl from the posh village of Sonning and my life changed.

The Return of the Newtown Boy

среда, 22 апреля 2020 г.

Isaac Scott - High Class Woman: Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 55:06
Size: 126,2 MB
Label: Shakira Productions
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

 1. Goodbye My Lady -  4:52
 2. High Class Woman -  5:06
 3. The Thrill Is Gone -  5:58
 4. Wrapped Up In Love Again -  3:40
 5. Same Old Blues -  4:11
 6. I Don't Know -  3:59
 7. Sweet Home Chicago - 10:15
 8. Fever -  6:47
 9. Under - Plunder -  5:19
10. Woke Up This Morning -  4:54

b. 11 June 1945, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA. Scott's family moved to the west coast in the late 40s, settling in Portland, Oregon, and Isaac was exposed to both gospel music and blues as a youngster. Until the 70s he worked with gospel groups, but in 1974 he chose to concentrate on blues, while he was living in Seattle, Washington. His guitar playing reflects the influence of Albert Collins, and his singing and repertoire reveal strong elements of blues, soul, and gospel. Scott has had two albums released by Red Lightnin' and live material has been issued by Solid Smoke and Criminal.

High Class Woman: Live

Wollmann & Brauner (feat. The Blue Drive) - Wollmann & Brauner

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 48:49
Size: 114,1 MB
Label: Portabile Music Trier (Pmt)
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Blues Vocals
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Help Me - 3:35
 2. Riot in Cell Block #9 - 3:21
 3. Little Wing - 2:41
 4. Wildcat Tamer - 3:27
 5. You Keep Sayin’ That You’re Leavin’ - 5:14
 6. Out of Your Line - 3:25
 7. Your Love to Stay - 3:49
 8. Stranger - 4:42
 9. Killing Floor - 3:23
10. Brown Eyes Blue - 2:32
11. She Caught the Katy - 3:13
12. Suzie Q - 3:47
13. Crosscut Saw - 2:52
14. Over the Rainbow - 2:44

Finest Blues Rock based on Ralph Brauner’s outstanding finger picking style ... Made in Germany!For once we wanna keep this information short: This album music is soooo good — no way and no reason to (try to) describe it just with words!

Wollmann & Brauner

The Brian Golden Blues Experiment - Binomial

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 25:50
Size: 59,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gainesville - 3:22
 2. Love Is Life - 4:44
 3. Ten Times The Fool - 5:44
 4. Life Just Aint The Same - 8:01
 5. On The Run - 3:56

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 result is "binomial," a five-track EP of original music that signifies a new beginning for this talented, authentic and soulful artist.


Eric Heideman - Get Off My Back

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 59:51
Size: 137,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Get Off My Back - 5:21
 2. Finally Alive - 2:47
 3. What You Want - 6:09
 4. Run Away - 5:18
 5. Slow Water - 6:19
 6. Ain't No Sunshine - 3:21
 7. On Top Of The World - 4:41
 8. The Crow Cries At Midnight - 6:25
 9. Give And Take - 3:16
10. Don't Need You - 5:18
11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - 7:37
12. Rock With Me (Play The Blues) - 3:14

"Get Off My Back" is Eric's first full-length Album.
"The Crow Cries at Midnight" delves deep into Eric's personal life. "It's a song that's very close to my heart. I wrote it about a friend and bandmate who lost his life due to suicide a few years back. He ultimately inspired me to sing and to write my own music, and I felt it necessary to honor him on my first album."
"Outrun the Fire" concerns police violence towards African Americans. "I feel like as a country we could be in a better place when it comes to racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. We all need to band together if something is to change in this world. No, I am not an African-American and I will never experience what it is like to be racially profiled but to actually experience change, we need to stand up with anyone who is oppressed and stand against racism and bigotry. Many Eric Heideman fans claim that he has "an old soul" and "a stage persona perfect for the blues."

Get Off My Back

Eric Heideman - Out Of Time

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 53:35
Size: 123,0 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Out Of Time -  4:28
 2. Wild Ride -  4:24
 3. Have You Ever Loved A Woman -  9:26
 4. Feel So Good -  3:12
 5. Mountain Song -  3:09
 6. Workin' Blues -  4:05
 7. Want You Baby -  3:59
 8. Last Thing I Do -  5:11
 9. I Don't Care -  5:30
10. Outrun The Fire - 10:06

Ever since Eric first picked up a guitar, the instrument captivated his heart and soul. The 20-year-old blues guitarists and singer has continued to be inspired by old and new blues musicians such as Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Ronnie Earl, Danielle Nicole, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Jonny Lang. Many Eric Heideman fans claim that he has "an old soul" and "a stage persona perfect for the blues."

Out Of Time

вторник, 21 апреля 2020 г.

Kirk Fletcher - Burning Blues: Live at the Baked Potato

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 73:01
Size: 167,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Funnybone - 6:05
 2. Rockwithme - 5:02
 3. El Medio Stomp - 7:13
 4. Lenny - 6:17
 5. I'm In Love - 8:45
 6. Blues for Kleopatra - 4:55
 7. Congo Square - 8:35
 8. Natural Anthem - 5:35
 9. Found Love - 5:10
10. Blues for Robben and Larry - 5:38
11. Ain't No Way - 9:41

Kirk Fletcher is one of the most complete guitarists on the scene today. He can lay down the rhythm before taking a guitar solo and knows how to play behind a harpist or vocalist to make them sound better. Fletcher will turn forty years old this December. He recorded his first album “I’m Here and I’m Gone” in 1999 on the JSP imprint. Vocalist Jackie Payne guests on that album and it was produced by Jimmy Morello.2004 was a big year for Fletcher as he released “Shades of Blue” on Delta Groove Records. From 2004 until 2008 Fletcher was also the lead guitarist for The Fabulous Thunderbirds and he appears on their 2005 “Painted On” recording. Since 2004 Fletcher has appeared on six Mannish Boys studio albums; each receiving at least a Blues Music Award Album of The Year nomination. In 2010 Fletcher released “My Turn” on the Electro Groove label. For these reasons Fletcher has been nominated four times as Best Instrumentalist – Guitar at The Blues Music Awards.
In December of 2013 Fletcher appeared for two nights at The Baked Potato in Los Angeles, California. Those sets were recorded and released on this new album. On the first night guitarist Fletcher was joined by Travis Carlton, bass; and Lemar Carter, drums. They performed “Rock With Me” written by Kim Wilson and first recorded by The Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1979; Fletcher’s vocal is right on the money. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s beautiful composition “Lenny” written with Double Trouble follows and Carlton and Carter show that they are up to the task on this solid version. Fletcher’s guitar playing is beautiful.“Natural Anthem” composed by Jesse Edwin Davis is reprised as it also appeared on Fletcher’s “My Turn”. Davis was Taj Mahal’s first guitarist and he appears on Mahal’s first four albums; he also recorded three albums of his own. This song appears on Davis’ 1973 recording “Keep Me Comin’”. Davis unfortunately passed away due to a drug overdose in 1988. “Found Love” was written by the great Jimmy Reed who died in 1976. It was released as a single in 1960 and reached #16 on the R & B chart. “Blues for Robben and Larry” is a Fletcher original inspired by Robben Ford and Larry Carlton who have recorded together several times. “Blues for Kleopatra” is another Fletcher original.On the second night Fletcher’s band included Carter, drums; Calvin Turner, bass; and Jeff Babko, organ and piano. The band opened with Freddie King’s “Funnybone”. Fletcher is a great interpreter of King so this number is spot on. “I’m in Love” was written by Bobby Womack and recorded by Wilson Pickett in 1967. It appears on Pickett’s Atlantic Records album of the same name. “Congo Square” is credited as traditional but was written and recorded by New Orleans trumpeter Johnny Wiggs in 1948. “Ain’t No Way” was written by James Earl Thompson a.k.a guitarist Jimmy Johnson. “El Medio Stomp” is another Fletcher original with great solos from Fletcher, Turner, and Babko.This set from Fletcher is highly recommended as it sounds better each time I re-listen.~ Richard Ludmerer

Burning Blues: Live at the Baked Potato

Lal & The People - Bad Case Of Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 21:29
Size: 49,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Out Of The Blue - 4:04
 2. Eyes On You - 6:47
 3. Bad Case Of Blues - 6:17
 4. No Place To Go - 4:19

The band was formed in the October of 2014, the sole songwriter of the band being Lal influenced by hard hitting Blues Rock music with the occasional inspiration of Soul and R&B finding their way in. The backing band changes frequently, as per the needs.
The band has been featured on MTV, performed at the 2016 edition of Mahindra Blues Festival. Also, released an EP the same year, tunes from which have been played on international Blues podcasts in North America, Australia and Europe.

Bad Case Of Blues

Luther Badman Keith - Working Bluesman

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 62:23
Size: 143,1 MB
Label: Bmb Records, Inc.
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Working Bluesman - 4:01
 2. Blame Game - 5:09
 3. Home to the Blues - 5:39
 4. Blue House - 4:37
 5. When Luther Came to Town (For Luther Allison) - 4:08
 6. When the Sun Burns Out - 3:48
 7. Rocking 'N' The D - 3:35
 8. My Treasure - 5:04
 9. One of Those Things - 3:11
10. Put Me in the Coffin - 4:04
11. Party By Myself - 2:59
12. Too Much Information - 4:19
13. Blues Caravan - 6:12
14. Damon's Justice - 5:36

Keith has released five albums of original blues music. In addition to being a musician, Keith is a former Detroit News editor and is the founder of the community group Arise Detroit. Keith's latest release, "Working Bluesman," is dedicated to his uncle, the late U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith, who died in office at age 96. The album includes an instrumental song titled "Damon's Justice."

Working Bluesman

Sheba Potts-Wright - So Damn Good

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 51:49
Size: 118,8 MB
Label: Ecko Records
Styles: R&B/Soul/Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Operate On Me - 4:00
 2. Because Of You - 5:17
 3. I Don't Give It Away - 4:31
 4. One Lover To Another - 4:54
 5. So Damn Good - 4:28
 6. I'd Rather Go Blind - 4:16
 7. Lifetime Man - 4:54
 8. I'm A Cougar - 5:19
 9. You Did The Right Thing - 5:02
10. Just Be Yourself - 4:17
11. One Freak To Another - 4:47

Ms. Sheba Delight Potts was born the 30th day of January and lived her younger days in Chicago, Il, Detroit, MI and Greenwood, MS. She now resides in Memphis,TN. During high school, Sheba joined a singing group named the 21st Century Band under the direction of Mr. Russell Baxter. They traveled all over the Mid-south doing opening acts for various artist. She moved further and started performing with her father, Mr. Robert "Dr. Feelgood" Potts who has been recording since 1970. With him, she opened and shared the stage with artist such as Willie Clayton, Pat Brown, Vickie Baker, Jessie Grahman, Shirley Brown, and Marvin Sease.
There after, she started performing with Quinn Golden of Memphis, TN. Sheba can proudly say that she met with Wolf Stevenson in 1987 and was able to do some voice backgrounds with Harrison Calloway at Malaco Studio for the late great Johnnie Taylor. She signed in her contract with Ecko Records and has released three Southern Soul/dance cds thus far with hits like "Slow Roll It", "I Can Bagg It Up" and "I Can Hear Your Macaroni".

So Damn Good

понедельник, 20 апреля 2020 г.

Alex Beaird Band - Come Back Home (To The Blues)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 34:47
Size: 79,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock/Americana
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Northern Train - 4:02
 2. Come Back Home (To The Blues) - 5:10
 3. The Old Lonesome - 5:15
 4. Blood On The Sacred Ground - 4:17
 5. Shadow Of A Dream - 3:49
 6. Kingdom Of Fools - 3:17
 7. Gran Turismo Omologato - 4:09
 8. The Modern Prometheus - 4:41

The Alex Beaird Band is a blues-rock outfit from Southeast Missouri. A sense of rhythm, minimalist song structure, and vintage guitar tone characterize the sound conveyed on their debut release: "Shine On." Alex Beaird is the singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist for the band, and has worked the Southeast Missouri music scene for 3 years fronting rock band Bull Mountain Revelry. The new project is a bluesier, more soulful approach to rock 'n roll, with influences of folk, jazz, and country.Justin Beaird, Alex's younger brother is the percussionist. Although this is his first project, as far as bands are concerned, he is an accomplished snare player and received 1s in individual and group competition for state high school band. Matt Garner, the bassist is the former bassist for Midnight Run, a cover band out of Dexter.

Come Back Home (To The Blues)

пятница, 17 апреля 2020 г.

Johnny Whitehill - Guitar Slinger

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 56:51
Size: 131,7 MB
Label: Indigo
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hold On - 3:00
 2. Easy - 4:30
 3. Guitar Slinger - 4:02
 4. Since You've Been Gone - 3:12
 5. I'm Tired - 3:47
 6. West End Blues - 3:09
 7. Muddy's Blues - 7:10
 8. Guitar Swinger - 3:10
 9. No More Trouble - 2:55
10. Sun Is Shining - 5:04
11. Bone Picking - 3:03
12. As the Years Go Passing By - 5:50
13. Guilty - 4:32
14. Blow Wind Blow - 3:22

Johnny Whitehill — Primary Artist, Guitar, Primary Artist;
Rod Demick — Electric Bass, Vocals;
Paul Lamb — Harmonica, Foot Stomping;
Steve Weston — Keyboards;
Sam Kelly — Drums.

For a long, long time lead guitarist with Paul Lamb's outfits: Blues Burglars, Paul Lamb Blues Band, Paul Lamb & the King Snakes. And in 2004 we find him back in the Blues Burglars.
The boss himself produced his long-time guitar player's solo album. When it comes to traditional authentic '50s style guitar sounds, there's no other than Whitehill in the UK that can play like him. Great album! JOHNNY WHITEHILL - gtr, PAUL LAMB - hca, ROD DEMICK - bass/voc, STEVE WESTON - bass, SAM KELLY - drums.JOHNNY WHITEHILL - gtr, PAUL LAMB - hca, ROD DEMICK - bass/voc, STEVE WESTON - bass, SAM KELLY - drums.

Guitar Slinger

Rev Brown - Bare in Change

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 69:40
Size: 159,6 MB
Label: Provogue
Styles: Blues/Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Can Only Sing The Blues - 4:06
 2. Up The Dirt Track - 4:46
 3. Ther Ain't Enough Hours In The Day - 4:29
 4. Girlfriend Blues - 9:51
 5. Full Throttle Fever - 3:30
 6. Dimples - 3:48
 7. The Blues Are Taking Me Higher - 5:51
 8. Love Me Babe - 6:11
 9. New Day Blues - 3:45
10. Slow Train Blues - 3:40
11. Tomorrow Is An Other Day Blues - 2:03
12. Religion Blues - 6:09
13. I Still Need Love - 5:19
14. Holy Grail - 6:06

Rev. Brown- Vocals, Guitars;
Gary Lotham -  Bass #1,2,10,11,12,13,14;
Steve Waters - Bass #3 to 9;
Richard Heat -  Drums #1,2,10,11,12,13,14;
Richard Harris -  Drums #3 to 9;
Mel and Steve Waters - Additional Vocals #3 to 9.

After you listen to this album you’ll get a feeling you could have missed a lot if you would not. This 14-track album sends shivers down your spine. This guy plays guitar like nobody else. You can hear it either in blues songs or more rocky tunes. Album starts with I Can Only Sing The Blues with great guitar playing, continues with more rocky Up The Dirt Track, then comes There Ain’t Enough Hours In The Day with folk elements and afterwards more than nine minutes of brilliant guitar work in Girlfriend Blues. The sound is new and unique. I can bet you never heard such guitar. Some folks could read AC/DC influence here, but it’s truly original, unsophisticated playing getting it’s culmination in Love Me Babe, craziest boogie. Album continues with slow blues, and then we hear folk elements again in Slow Train Blues. Rev Brown gets out of guitar everything the instrument can give. This is obvious in Religion Blues which, in my opinion, is the best guitar work throughout the album. This guy sings about traditional blues concerns like need of love, heart break etc. as well as about religion. No matter what the theme is, guitar work is distinguishable, it’s his guitar. You should not miss this album.

Bare in Change

Andrew Brown - Big Brown's Chicago Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1982
Time: 40:08
Size: 92,8 MB
Label: Black Magic
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. No More Talking - 3:16
 2. Your Love Is Important To Me - 3:47
 3. Mary Jane - 4:18
 4. It's Your Fault - 6:05
 5. What's In It For Me - 2:04
 6. Love Me - 4:37
 7. You Started Something - 3:15
 8. Tin Pan Alley - 4:34
 9. I Want To Do (Everything For You) - 3:38
10. You're Gonna Need Me - 4:29

Tragically under-recorded until late in his career, Chicago blues guitarist Andrew Brown still had time enough to wax a handful of great singles during the mid-'60s and two '80s albums (unfortunately, both of them were only available as imports) that beautifully showcased his fluid, concise lead guitar and hearty vocals. Living Chicago Blues, Vol. 2The Mississippi native moved to Chicago in 1946. With Earl Hooker teaching him a few key licks, Brown matured quickly; he was playing in south suburban clubs -- his main circuit -- by the early '50s. His 45s for USA (1962's "You Better Stop") and 4 Brothers (the mid-'60s sides "You Ought to Be Ashamed" and "Can't Let You Go") were well-done urban blues. But it wasn't until 1980, when Alligator issued three of his songs on its second batch of Living Chicago Blues anthologies, that Brown's name began to resonate outside the Windy City. Producer Dick Shurman was responsible for Brown's only two albums: the Handy Award-winning Big Brown's Chicago Blues for Black Magic in 1982 and On the Case for Double Trouble three years later. But Brown was already suffering from lung cancer when the second LP emerged. He died a short time later.

Big Brown's Chicago Blues

Crystal Shawanda - Church House Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:26
Size: 93,1 MB
Label: True North Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Church House Blues - 3:32
 2. Evil Memory - 5:56
 3. Move Me - 4:56
 4. Rather Be Alone - 3:31
 5. When It Comes to Love - 4:58
 6. Hey Love - 3:23
 7. Blame It on the Sugar - 3:18
 8. Bigger Than the Blues - 3:58
 9. I Can't Take It - 2:52
10. New Orleans Is Sinking - 3:59

Church House Blues is the April 17, 2020 release and my third review for Canadian blues artist Crystal Shawanda via True North Records.  After listening to her earlier albums The Whole World’s Got the Blues and Voodoo Woman, I was excited to hear this new album by this great artist.  This is an album that I have enjoyed from start to finish with amazing vocals and great instrumentation on such track on this ten-song album with such songs as the title track Church Track Blues, Move Me, Bigger Than The Blues, New Orleans Is Sinking and much more.  I was quite moved by the performance on this album as well as the songwriting talent and superb recording. Crystal is an artist I would love to hear more from in the future.  I highly recommend this album to anyone that is a fan of the blues and will be available on April 17th from Amazon, True North Records and all music outlets on CD and digital download.  Please go to her official website http://www.crystalshawanda.co where you can learn more about this artist, her music and her tour schedule when this coronavirus situation is over. 

Church House Blues

Tyler Morris - Living In The Shadows

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 49:21
Size: 113,6 MB
Label: Vizz Tone
Styles:Blues/Blues Rock/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Movin' On - 3:31
 2. Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven - 4:17
 3. Polk Salad Annie (feat. Joe Louis Walker & Mike Zito) - 4:59
 4. Living in the Shadows - 5:12
 5. Temptation - 4:47
 6. Better Than You (feat. Amanda Fish) - 4:50
 7. Why Is Love So Blue - 4:24
 8. Nine to Five - 4:30
 9. Young Man’s Blues (feat. Ronnie Earl) - 4:14
10. Taken From Me - 4:28
11. I'm On to You - 4:03

Up-and-coming guitar hero Tyler Morris continues building his legend with a brand new full-length release, Living In The Shadows, that hits the streets April 17th, 2020 thanks to the VizzTone Label Group. This is Tyler’s fourth album and second for VizzTone and it’s clear that the young guitarist is growing beyond all expectations. Produced by Mike Zito (Royal Southern Brotherhood, Mike Zito Band), Living In The Shadows contains a boatload of Morris’ always-fired-up guitar work and his first go-round handling the majority of the lead vocals. That fact, alone, makes it a milestone record and Morris makes a fine showing on the microphone. Amanda Fish, Ronnie Earl, Joe Louis Walker and Mike Zito make guest appearances but this new set is very much Tyler’s time to shine. Morris got an early start on building a life in the blues, making his debut at the invitation of B.B. King’s Blues Club musical director Gary King at just 11 years old. He has since gone on to become an excellent player, songwriter, and live performer and has played with notable musicians including Sammy Hagar, Steve Vai, Walter Trout, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Ronnie Earl, Yngwie Malmsteen, Leslie West, Robben Ford, Ronnie Montrose, and more. Morris is also an electrical engineer and has designed audio effects for the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Conan O’Brien, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Brian May (Queen), and Warren Haynes. He’s an emerging Renaissance Man who seems to have the magic touch with anything he does. Living In The Shadows kicks off with the energetic rocker “Movin’ On,” a straight-up blues/rock burner with a driving groove. Morris hits the vocal mic with confidence and then launches into the kind of hard-edged classic rock guitar playing that’s going to carry his name around the world. He plays and writes with the clarity, inventiveness, and power of blues/rock masters like Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, and Pat Travers but also maintains his own individual vocabulary and attitude, just like those guys did. “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven” finds Morris dialing back the rock a bit and digging deeply into the blues. The track is a mid-tempo shuffle done with a laid-back vibe that allows Morris to display his phrasing ability. He plays his cards close to the vest, executing nicely-developed musical ideas rather than racing around the strings and he wears his old-school influences proudly. Tyler also does an outstanding job on Tony Joe White’s eternally brilliant “Polk Salad Annie.” The band rocks the swampy pocket just right and Morris puts on another phrasing clinic on both lead and rhythm. The title track “Living In The Shadows” exists in the same wide-open space as ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid.” Morris builds his solos well, continually raises the intensity, and never runs out of new things to play. Amanda Fish takes over the vocal spot on the rocked-out “Better Than You” and makes the most of the song’s early-70s Stones energy. It’s one of the electric guitar and piano tracks that sounds amazing coming out of a car stereo and will light up everyone in its vicinity. Every song here is worth your while but deep cuts like “Nine To Five” and “Young Man’s Blues” are extra-special. Tyler Morris is someone guitar fans need to get on their screens, as he has his entire career ahead of him. At only 21 years old, he shows the maturity and mojo of a veteran road dog and has the potential to grow himself into an otherworldly talent. Expect to hear his name a lot in the next decade. He’s going to have a big impact on the future of the blues. Spin Living In The Shadows a few times and you’ll know this to be true.

Living In The Shadows

The Proven Ones - You Ain't Done

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 48:12
Size: 111,3 MB
Label: Gulf Coast Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Get Love Intro - 0:58
 2. Get Love - 4:00
 3. Gone to Stay - 3:32
 4. You Ain't Done - 4:01
 5. Already Gone - 4:11
 6. Whom My Soul Loves - 5:01
 7. Milinda - 4:09
 8. Nothing Left to Give - 5:35
 9. She'll Never Know - 4:32
10. I Ain't Good for Nothin - 3:57
11. Fallen - 4:42
12. Favorite Dress - 3:28

Gulf Coast Records is excited to announce the release of The Proven Ones “You Ain’t Done”! Featuring veteran blues rockers: Kid Ramos, Jimi Bott, Willie Campbell, Anthony Geraci and singer Brian Templeton. This band is poised to rock and roll your blues away. Great songs, great sounds, recorded at famed Dockside Studios in Maurice Louisiana. Produced by Mike Zito and Jimi Bott. The Proven Ones include five formidable blues musicians, collectively amassing dozens of awards, hundreds of recordings, thousands of hours on the road and millions of fans worldwide.

You Ain't Done

четверг, 16 апреля 2020 г.

Solomon Hicks - Carrying On The Torch Of The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 59:24
Size: 136,5 MB
Label: Organic Recordings
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Don't Want Me Anymore - 4:28
 2. Homework (feat. Southside Johnny) - 5:33
 3. Carrying On the Torch of the Blues (feat. Jake Clemons) - 4:55
 4. Jukin' At the Cotton Club - 4:08
 5. I Saw Her Standing There - 5:39
 6. Fooling Around - 4:39
 7. I Want to See You Again - 5:00
 8. The Hook of Love - 4:14
 9. I Never Thought - 4:04
10. Around the World - 4:48
11. Paul B. Allen, Omaha, Nebraska, Pt. II (feat. Jeff Levine) - 6:36
12. My Baby - 5:18

(2015/Organic Recordings) 12 tracks. Neo-blues/roots album release 'Carrying on the Torch of the Blues'. American twenty-year-old guitar prodigy and singer Solomon Hicks - known by some fans in Harlem (NYC), as 'King Solomon', 'lil B.B.' or 'East Montgomery' — has been playing guitar for 14 years. After 2 years of songwriting and recording with his producer and manager, Jeff Levine (a Joe Cocker veteran musical director and keyboardist), his long awaited new album entitled was released June 8th, 2015 on the Organic RecordingsTM label. It includes a blues rendition of Lennon/McCartney’s 'I Saw Her Standing There.' Levine learned 'With a Little Help'” from the best of how to twist an arrangement to a Beatles song! Although the song was new to Solomon, he quickly learned how to make it his own! Feat. Southside Johnny, Jake Clemons and many more/

Carrying On the Torch of the Blues

Peder af Ugglas - Autumn Shuffle

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 52:57
Size: 121,8 MB
Label: Opus 3
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Harvest Song - 4:47
 2. Wino's Dance - 5:21
 3. Autumn Shuffle - 4:47
 4. Central South - 5:12
 5. Passion - 3:26
 6. Last Call - 3:50
 7. Far Away - 4:15
 8. Dawn - 3:07
 9. I Sold My Boat - 2:34
10. Stockholm - 4:27
11. Passing By - 1:54
12. Strife Within - 4:38
13. A Hymn - 4:33

"The opening bars remind us of Ry Cooder's version of Dark End of the Street. Soon the melody undergoes a change, but with the same very rich and lyrical slide-tone, the same richly charged beauty. Peder af Ugglas moves equally tastefully between the various styles. He develops a blues-saturated tonal picture in Wino's Dance, without a slide. With the electric slide, smartly used wah wah-pedal, and heavy organ-chords he performs a freely flowing blues in Central South. Ugglas moves freely between delta-blues and Gospel, occasionally spiced with New Orleans flavor."

Autumn Shuffle

Sterling Harrison - South Of The Snooty Fox

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 44:07
Size: 101,3 MB
Label: HackTone Records
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Front+Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ain't Nobody Home - 2:42
 2. Nickel And A Nail, A - 4:15
 3. Seven Days - 1:56
 4. Surprise, Surprise - 3:28
 5. There's A Rat Loose In My House - 4:09
 6. You Left The Water Running - 3:36
 7. House Where Nobody Lives, The - 4:32
 8. Don't You Mess With My Money - 4:08
 9. I'll Take Care Of You - 7:50
10. I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) - 4:54
11. Funny Life [Bonus Track] - 2:32

HackTone Records, a boutique imprint based in Culver City, Calif., has quickly made a name for itself by issuing uncommonly good music that has been neglected or otherwise fallen through the cracks. Last year, HackTone gave "The Lost Album" -- an aptly titled set of trippy pop from British soul singer Lewis Taylor -- its long-overdue commercial release. This year, they unearthed the Dynamics' "First Landing," a bracing collection of Detroit soul that had languished in the vaults since 1969. HackTone's best find yet, though, could be this soul-blues wonder from the late Sterling Harrison. Recorded shortly before he died in 2005, the album consists mainly of gutbucket takes of lesser-known favorites by soul singers ranging from Sam &Dave and Bobby Womack to O.V. Wright and Howard Tate.Harrison's conversational drawl often recalls that of the great Arthur Alexander, but he can just as easily break into a robust gospel shout or an octave-scaling falsetto. Galvanized by a tight, funky rhythm section, his performances here hint at what a more pyrotechnic Alexander might have sounded like had he made an album with the Meters.
Every track on the record is terrific, but the real stunners are a pair of slowly unfolding ballads. Harrison's smoldering, six-minute reading of Brook Benton's "I'll Take Care of You" shows his command of an extended spoken recitation. And the way he burrows into Tom Waits's "The House Where Nobody Lives" is devastating -- an expression of emotional and spiritual abandonment worthy of the great Delta blues singers. --The Washington Post
This could be one of the last great soul records. Vocalist Sterling Harrison never caught much luck as a soul singer, despite spending almost 50 years in the business. He was the perennial ghetto nightclub opening act around Los Angeles for years, where he was eventually stumbled across by "Saturday Night Live" writer Eddie Gorodetsky, who recorded this set of tunes with Harrison and his band in 1999. Unfortunately, Harrison was diagnosed with cancer shortly after the recording and died in 2005. This posthumous release shows Harrison as a classic - a passionate vocalist, a witty hipster, an all-around savvy entertainer working in deep soul. They don't make 'em like Harrison anymore. --San Francisco Chronicle

South Of The Snooty Fox

Ana Popovic - Live For Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 105:46
Size: 243,0 MB
Label: ArtisteXclusive
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Intro / Ana's Shuffle -  6:02
 2. Can You Stand The Heat -  3:32
 3. Object Of Obsession -  4:01
 4. Love You Tonight -  5:41
 5. Train -  5:45
 6. Long Road Down -  5:10
 7. New Coat Of Paint -  5:30
 8. Johnnie Ray -  9:03
 9. Can't You See What You're Doing To Me -  5:46
10. Fencewalk -  4:53
11. If Tomorrow Was Today -  4:19
12. Brand New Man -  3:32
13. Like It On Top -  3:46
14. Lasting Kind Of Love -  3:52
15. Mo' better Love -  4:35
16. How'd You Learn to Shake It Like That -  6:46
17. Show Me How Strong / Going Down / Crosstown Medley - 13:58
18. Tribe -  9:27

In the year that sees Ana Popovic celebrating 20 years as a touring musician, the award winning guitar player, singer and songwriter releases ‘Live for LIVE‘, an exciting hour and a half + CD and DVD demonstrating why she’s proudly looking back at a career of thousands of shows over five continents. The high-energy concert showcases not only Ana’s mesmerizing guitar skills by also a fabulous band, successfully merging musical styles. Ana’s passion on stage is so evident that the title sums it up, this is what she lives for. About the recording Popovic says: “Playing live is the best feeling in the world, it’s like sacred time to me. A moment my mind is free. I’m one with my guitar and when the music takes me over, it’s like fuel to my soul. My drive has always been the unconditional love to play my instrument. As a performing artist you gotta push your limits. It’s ultimately about what YOU want to achieve. And, in order to do that, you need to surround yourself with musicians that are searching for the same. Having a great band on stage with me is absolutely necessary. I get my inspiration from how well my band plays. Always striving for higher heights. This live album features an evening in France with my 6-piece band. We tried to capture some of the joy and magic that a live show brings. Can you feel it? She’ll let you decide! Popovic can be found in a select group of excellent modern blues guitar players. She has appeared on the covers of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Added as the only female artist at six nation-wide Experience Hendrix tours. NPR Weekend Edition praised her “Fiery technique on the Stratocaster”. Nearly all of her albums reached the top of the Billboard Blues Charts. Ana and her six-piece band have toured tirelessly, sharing stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and many others.
Bron publicatie: Ana Popovic - Live for LIVE | Blues Magazine (https://www.bluesmagazine.nl/ana-popovic-live-for-live/)

Live For Live

Adam Holt & The Blues Congregation - Who I Am

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 65:43
Size: 150,8 MB
Label: 410 Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Who I Am -  3:34
 2. Killer on the Loose -  5:22
 3. The End -  6:22
 4. Drunk on Love -  3:55
 5. Holdin' on to Your Love -  4:47
 6. Honey Do's -  4:47
 7. Goin' Back to Mobile -  5:06
 8. Queenie Makes Me Feel (Like a King) -  3:14
 9. How Do I Love Thee -  4:37
10. Knockin' At Your Door -  6:28
11. Hole In My Pocket - 17:26

Product Description: This 11 song CD pulls from a traditional blues sound but introduces the modernized blues guitar work of Adam Holt. 'Who I Am' defines the sound of Mobile, Alabama and pays respect to the traditional blues artists. The album is a blend of Texas style rockin’ blues and Delta blues, with a couple of acoustic songs. You can hear the blistering string bending of Adam Holt on guitar, and the powerful bite and growl of his vocal range. You can hear the tinkering of white keys on a barrelhouse piano. You can hear a whining, note-bending harmonica. And you can hear a fat robust drum and bass rhythm section holding the beat/

Who I Am

Chris Klein & The Boulevards - The Edgewood Sessions

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 46:33
Size: 106,7 MB
Label: 1516749 Records DK
Styles: Blues/ Soul Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Who's №. 1 - 3:40
 2. Day By Day - 4:56
 3. Should I Ever Love Again - 4:46
 4. Getting Dressed In Parking Lots - 4:04
 5. Your Love Has Faded - 4:19
 6. Lonely Part of Town - 3:31
 7. That's When I Knew - 3:20
 8. Louisiafrica - 6:37
 9. All Good Things - 8:10
10. To Love New Orleans - 3:07

Chris Klein - Biography
Native-New Orleanean Chris Klein is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays harmonica, flute, tenor and baritone saxophones, sings, and composes very original music as well. For over 25 years, he has played, and recorded with musicians whose musical styles include blues, jazz, soul, funk, rock, reggae, house, and cultural influences include music from Latin America, the Middle East, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. In the studio, Klein is at home as a producer, arranger, engineer, or hired gun, with numerous productions under his belt, including his band's newest release - "The Edgewood Sessions," which coincides with his electronica all-instrumental 10 song cd for 2019, titled "The Electronic Dreams of Kiki Bono," under the pseudonym - FastForward Selector. That set of cd's, and an 8 gb flash drive of live shows were produced entirely by Chris Klein. The music is original, well-rounded, and heart-felt, with mature insights, soulfully delivered atop a bed of innovative sounds, and other manifestations of Klein's creative imagination, and eclectic mélange of styles. In the past, Klein has played and recorded with a number of artists and different congregations of great musicians including the saxophone quartet, Winds of Change, the reggae group, The Revealers, Soul Project (NOLA), The Dirty Boogaloo, and the Funk Revival Orchestra, in which he was front man and horn section director. He has also played with the Latin bands Ya Ya Sol, and Rene Escovedo’s Grupo Festejo, and the rock bands The Latelys, The Wicked Mercies, The Slippery Slope, the Eddy Redd Band, Even Elroy, and additionally recorded with DJ’s and producers Todd Christiansen a.k.a. B Smiley, Duane Williams a.k.a. Native Intelligence, and SIMO. Whether it is as a frontman, sideman, section member, band director, or producer, Klein always creates an indelible roll, comprised of talent, energy, and personality, in any project he is involved with. His mission, as it was from his teens, and as it will be until his last day, is to forever keep music pulsing through his life, growing with it, learning from it, and communicating through it - with the deep passion, and earnest respect for the genuine love affair that comes standard with the life lead as a musician of his creative caliber. (https://soundcloud.com/chriskleinmusic/albums)/

The Edgewood Sessions

среда, 15 апреля 2020 г.

Sit Down, Servant!! - I Was Just Trying To Help

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 41:54
Size: 96,4 MB
Label: Bread & Butter Productions
Styles: Blues/Gospel/Dub/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. In My Time Of Dying - 4:27
 2. If You Think Your God Is Dead - 3:33
 3. Wrapped Up, Tangled Up In Jesus - 4:26
 4. This May Be The Last Time - 3:57
 5. Motherless Children - 3:38
 6. Old Landlady Blue - 4:05
 7. Blackbird Bakey Pie Blues - 4:15
 8. Between Heaven And Dripping Springs - 4:00
 9. Tired All The Time - 4:53
10. Don't You Miss Me When I'm Gone - 4:38

Gordie Johnson’s project – Sit Down, Servant!! – gives him the chance to combine blues and gospel with dub in his own unique way. Accompanied by Big Sugar drummer Stephane Beaudin on drums, Johnson sings and plays guitar along with his Moog bass pedals for a rousing electric set of boot-stomping tunes being heard by audiences for the first time. The musical talents of Gordie Johnson have long been an influence in the rock music world. His extraordinary guitar stylings are the driving force behind Big Sugar and Grady, two bands with large followings in North America. This is an excellent introduction to another side of the man and his music.

I Was Just Trying To Help

Nanette Workman - Roots 'n' Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 47:44
Size: 109,3 MB
Label: Les Disques Bros
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Breaking Up Somebody's Home - 4:33
 2. So Hard To Do - 4:12
 3. Trouble Comes Around - 4:22
 4. I'm A Woman - 3:31
 5. None Of My Business - 3:10
 6. All In My Head - 4:03
 7. Just Another Night - 4:07
 8. Belly Achin' Blues - 4:21
 9. Take The Devil By The Horns - 4:32
10. At The Mercy - 5:37
11. Hallelujah - 5:12

Known throughout Québec for a long and famous career in French, Nanette Workman is first and foremost one of the greatest Mississippi artists. Born in Jackson, she started her career on Broadway in 1964 with "How to succeed in business without really trying ". After 2 years of presentations, she moves to Quebec, where producer Tony Roman invites her to record an album. Her success is so huge (for instance she sang the french version of Lady Marmelade), she was invited to record and perform with the Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Joe Cocker and members of the Beatles. Last year, Nanette was inducted, among 27 other influential artists, to the exclusive "Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame " along with Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Ike Turner, Robert Johnson and Bo Diddley to name a few. Nanette Workman's success in French music was also due to Starmania, where she held one of the main roles. This time,she releases her first self-produced album ever, featuring some of the best bluesmen from Canada, such as Steve Hill, Stephen Barry, Rick Haworth and Guy Belanger. Discover or re-discover this great voice from the South in Nanette's journey to her roots 'n' blues .

Roots 'n' Blues

Isaac Scott - Isaac Scott Posthumous Blues Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 71:38
Size: 164,3 MB
Label: Hotel Motel Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rocking Chair Blues - 10:04
 2. Albert Collins Oil Change -  1:05
 3. Listen To The Blues - 11:55
 4. Blue Shoes -  1:41
 5. Going Back To Witchita -  6:59
 6. Going Get My Money -  1:52
 7. Cold Cold Feeling - 11:45
 8. Albert Collins Van -  0:50
 9. T. V. Mama -  5:51
10. A-1 Motel -  0:32
11. Cadillac Assembly Line - 10:58
12. Prell Concentrate -  2:01
13. Metro Man -  5:59

Born in Vancouver Washington, Isaac Scott showed his gifts early, playing in bands and backing up vocalists in the Portland area while still a teenager. Soon he was invited to join The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi and toured the country with them, playing all the premier venues on their circuit.Isaac moved to Seattle in the mid seventies and took the town by storm. He was hired by Tom McFarland in 1974 and soon met and became close friends with Albert Collins. Isaac and Albert played some legendary shows in Seattle and Portland in the late '70's. Collins was instrumental in getting Isaac his first record deal with Red Lightin' Records. Isaac made a strong impression at the San Francisco Blues Festival in 1978 with his own band and released “Live At The Roadhouse” in the mid '80's. His first studio release, “Big Time Blues Man”, recorded in the '80's, received a favorable review in Downbeat Magazine and featured a remarkable version of The Beattle's Help. Isaac became known as “The King of Seattle Blues”, playing all over the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. Isaac always had a large fan base at his performances and it didn't take long for newcomers to realize that they were witnessing something special. He could grab 'em and he could keep 'em. Through the years an Isaac Scott Band alumni was built, full of talented musicians that carry with them Isaac's essence. He always insisted that the music be real, that it be expressive and that it be filled with spirit. A release, Posthumous Blues, includes live tracks of The Isaac Scott Band recorded in 1999 at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle. Another one of Seattle's loved and lost great musicians, Dave Conant, plays guitar and is featured on one of the tracks. The CD also includes Isaac just talkin' story like only a true Blues Man can.

Isaac Scott Posthumous Blues Live

Andrew Jr. Boy Jones & Kerrie Lepai Jones - Jr. Boy & Kerrie’s Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 59:02
Size: 135,2 MB
Label: Galex’C Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blues Party - 3:50
 2. She Shed - 4:36
 3. Mr. Slick - 5:08
 4. Blues at Sunset - 5:32
 5. Old Joker - 4:40
 6. Do You Ever Think About Me - 5:40
 7. Just Us - 3:37
 8. Road Doggin' - 4:49
 9. The World's Gone Crazy - 4:14
10. Good Life - 4:01
11. Sunday Drive - 4:00
12. Blame It on Me - 5:10
13. Don't Mess with Me - 3:37

Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones is a Texan guitarist who cut his teeth with Charlie Musselwhite, Katie Webster and Freddie King amongst others before producing a series of eight solid solo albums on labels like JSP, Rounder and Electro-Fi. His latest release is on his own label and features his wife Kerrie Lepai Jones who released her own solo effort Organic Blues in 2017, also on Galex’C. In support here are Tim Tlee Waites on bass, Tommy ‘The Thrill’ Hill on drums, John Street on keys and Debra ‘Bo’ Bohannon on backing vocals. Andrew and Kerrie share the vocals and Andrew plays all the guitar parts. The music is all original, Andrew being the main writer with other band members contributing to four songs. We start with Andrew and Kerrie inviting us to a “Blues Party” and it sounds like a fun time with Andrew’s Freddie King styled guitar leading the way with John’s warm organ work supporting the leisurely shuffle. “She Shed” sounds an odd title but all is rapidly explained by Andrew as he amusingly describes his girl setting up the equivalent of a man-cave at the bottom of the garden, Andrew becoming increasingly concerned that it may turn into a ‘love shack’ as he plays some excellent, restrained guitar in which you can hear every note clearly. Kerrie then leads the way on a song that warns girls of “Mr Slick” who may be “tall, dark and handsome” but is definitely a danger to the young ladies; that song definitely uses a classic blues theme and nothing is more classic than the excellent “Blues At Sunset”, a superb, late night instrumental, and one of the picks of the album for this reviewer – Andrew plays brilliantly and John’s piano solo is a bonus. Andrew is a little self-deprecating when he describes himself as an “Old Joker”, a fine shuffle with more great guitar work. Kerrie takes center stage on a soulful ballad as her character asks her unfaithful partner “Do You Ever Think About Me?”.
A second instrumental “Just Us” is the four instrumentalists playing a very lyrical piece before Andrew ups the pace with the funky “Road Doggin’”, a tale of how a working band operates. The couple celebrate their love together with “Good Life”, Andrew giving us some nice BB King licks on this rather sentimental number. “Sunday Drive” is an instrumental with a relaxed, slightly latin, vibe and Kerrie sings very well on “Blame It On Me”, another number with a similar musical feel and heartfelt lyrics about keeping love going. The album closes strongly with the upbeat “Don’t Mess With Me” as Andrew overdubs some fine lead guitar over his rhythm work behind Kerrie’s strong vocal. There is not a weak track on this very enjoyable album – no overlong solos or showboating, good songs and fine vocals – this is a modern blues album with touches of soul, so ticks a lot of boxes.

Jr. Boy & Kerrie’s Blues

Pat Smillie Band - Down By The River

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 45:21
Size: 104,8 MB
Label: Fat Back Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. 25 Miles - 3:39
 2. Gonna Start a Rumor - 4:07
 3. Bring It to You - 3:16
 4. Broke Down - 2:23
 5. Mona - 3:18
 6. Clouds - 3:15
 7. Back to Memphis - 3:31
 8. Snaggle Tooth - 2:55
 9. You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had - 3:14
10. Isn't It a Pity - 4:48
11. Nobody - 3:54
12. Down By the River - 6:55

"Full disclosure:  I just want Chicago Blues Guide.com readers to know that I’m biased.  Pat Smillie is one of my favorite “just under the radar” soul blues singers, and I am pleased to shout about his  CD, Down by the River. I first heard Pat and his big-band sound at the Best Buy stage at the Chicago Blues Festival, and I try to catch him live whenever I can.  He’s been a regular in the Voodoo Lounge at Red Fish on North State Street, and the Harlem Avenue Lounge in Berwyn. He took a well-deserved break this Fall, but I’m pleased to report that Pat Smillie is back in action. Down by the River is Pat’s follow-up to his excellent 2003 CD, Letter to Hampton.  River is Pat’s third release, and it features a dozen soul-drenched blues songs.  He’s got many world-class guests helping him out, including the Chicago Playboys’ horn section led by Big James (now signed to the Blind Pig label), Ryan Hinshaw on fiddle, the legendary Alice Stuart on lead and rhythm guitar, and fellow Chicagoan and noted blues elder Corky Siegel on harmonica.  Along with Pat Smillie’s band, they have put out a radio-ready CD of originals and covers. I keep coming back to “Snaggle Tooth,” “Broke Down Chevy” and “Gonna Start a Rumor,” because each of these songs should land on a blues station near you.  Pat’s covers of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity” and “You Can’t Lose What You Never Had” by Muddy Waters are all infused with a deep sense of soul.  At his live shows, Pat turns the Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See?” into a simmering blues song, and the covers on Down By the River get that same soul blues treatment as Pat effectively effectively translates that country rock chestnut and the title cut of a classic Neil Young dirge into soul blues numbers.   Check out sights and sounds from Pat on his web site, www.patsmillie.com. There are stories, sound samples aplenty and pictures of Pat out on the town.  More importantly, support live music locally and go check out the Pat Smillie Band live! "
Eric Steiner is President of the Washington Blues Society (www.wablues.org ) and a Blues Supporter member of The Blues Foundation (www.blues.org).  The Washington Blues Society is a recipient of a Keeping the Blues Alive Award in the Blues Organization category and will be honored at the KBA luncheon in Memphis in February of 2009.

Down By The River

Big House Blues Band - Rikki's Roadhouse

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:47
Size: 98,1 MB
Label: Vinyl Wall Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Good Time Blues - 3:07
 2. Whatcha Doin' Tonight? - 4:04
 3. Rikki's Roadhouse - 4:18
 4. Lake Effect - 4:05
 5. No More Jive - 3:31
 6. Old Days - 2:51
 7. You Lied To Me - 5:23
 8. Somebody New - 3:31
 9. Walking North Of Nowhere - 4:21
10. Whisper In The Wind (Kaylin's Song) - 4:38
11. Snowbound Blues - 2:57

The latest all original release from the Big House Blues Band. The Big House Blues Band is a blues-rock, classic blues and Chicago style blues band.

Rikki's Roadhouse

Willful Blues - Never Enough Time

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:19
Size: 106,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Little By Little - 4:29
 2. Caledonia - 3:06
 3. Am I Wrong - 3:55
 4. Unchain My Heart - 3:10
 5. Crapped Out Again - 4:15
 6. T-Bone Shuffle - 3:25
 7. Help Me - 4:30
 8. Shotgun - 4:25
 9. Got Everything I Need - 3:09
10. Jelly Jelly - 4:43
11. Dust My Broom - 3:08
12. Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - 3:57

Group from York, ON, CA.Consists of musicians:
Barry Steinberg - Drums
Murray Sylvester - Guitar
John Fogg - Bass
Lennox Jordan - Harp
Nick Dougherty - Vocals

Nick Dougherty
(Lead vocals & blues harp)
Originally from Oxshott, England, Nick grew up in Toronto with the musical influences of Ronnie Hawkins, Downchild Blues Band, David Clayton Thomas, Robbie Lane & George Oliver among others.
Nick has been a front man in bands from the beginning of his musical journey performing doo wop, R&B, rock & roll as well as the Blues.
Nick is the newest member of Willful Blues, recently discovering the blues influences of James Harman, Rod Piazza, Junior Wells, Keb Mo & Sonny Boy Williamson.
Most memorable musical moments include opening for Ronnie Hawkins & for Downchild as well as backing up Sha Na Na on Breakfast Television.

John Knauer (aka Johnny Fogg), (string bass and backup vocals).
John learned to play jazz guitar at the age of nine from his jazz musician father. He grew up with the sounds of 40s swing, 50s jazz and rock and roll, and the voices of Louis Armstrong and Billy Holliday. He played the 60s coffee house scene in Yorkville and opened for The Guess Who at Nathan Phillips Square in 1969. . A versatile musician, classical music was also a passion, and John co-founded the Oakville Chamber Ensemble in 1985, and played viola with the Mississauga Symphony until 1991. Along with fellow band member, Nick Dougherty, John played backup for Sha Na Na on Breakfast Television in 2010. John’s current interests are the blues and early rock and roll.

Len "Trini Blue" Jordan (Harmonica)
Originally from Trinidad, Trini Blue has been the quintessential guest musician on harp. Performing over the last 10 years or so with the likes of Johnnie Lovesin, The Paul Storm Band, H to Oh!, 1000 pounds of sound, Loaded Dice, Woodshed, Stu & Cats, Rattlesnake Shake, Aboog Blues Band, Stoned Cold, and numerous others which have long since slipped his feeble mind. Trini Blue is the newest member of Willful Blues.

Barry Steinberg (Drums, Percussion)
Barry is the drummer for Willful Blues. The son of a career entertainer, he was raised to enjoy classical music, musical comedy and jazz. After studying piano from a young age, Barry was drawn to the accent, syncopation and tension in the music. He began training as a classical percussionist at the age of twelve. While still playing percussion in orchestras and concert bands, Barry started playing R & B and big band jazz in Toronto. After a hiatus, during which he became a student of the blues, he re-ignited his excitement to play with Willful Blues. Barry has been asked to fill in with other bands, playing blues and jazz. Music with emotion and tension is his passion.

Murray Sylvester (Lead Guitar)
Murray began his musical adventure at the age 8. Taking guitar lessons though his teens his passion for the blues grew more and more. His greatest influences are Muddy Watters, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Albert King, and Jimi Hendrix. Starting a few bands on his own and playing in a number of bars in the Northern Blues scene. Many of these players took Murray under their wing at the local Jam sessions. At the age of 14 he joined one of his musical mentors Maple Blues Award winner Ronnie Douglas for a few years. With some success with his own band The Murray Charles Quartet, Murray was comfortable with whoever he played with. A few years later he headed for Toronto and not too long after that joined Willful Blues and the rest is history. Some of Murray's highlights of his musical career include; guest appearance on Rez Blues season1, opening act for Buffy Sainte - Marie, Jamming with Local Blues Legends like Jack De Keyzer, Curley Bridges, Wayne Buttery and the Groove Project, Paul James Band, and Teddy Leonard from Fat-Head just to name a few.

Never Enough Time