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четверг, 28 мая 2020 г.

Keith Thompson - Steel Strings & Bruised Reed

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 55:15
Size: 126,7 MB
Label: Density Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Why Can't You Be Good - 2:38
 2. Bad Rain - 4:28
 3. Heart & Soul - 3:46
 4. Not the Same As Love - 3:51
 5. Choice - 3:39
 6. Long Road Home - 3:48
 7. You Don't Know Me - 3:09
 8. Feel the Kiss - 3:42
 9. Stealin' Back My Heart - 3:49
10. Preachin' the Blues - 2:59
11. All Comes Down - 3:52
12. Alright - 4:14
13. Sinner Boy - 5:17
14. All Rise - 4:31
15. Nothing Separates Us - 1:25

This is the long awaited acoustic album from Keith Thompson. A raw and passionate collection of songs showcasing the singer/songwriter in Keith. As the title suggests strength and weakness, the songs tackle subjects as diverse as lost love, the Mississipi floods, moral choices and political correctness. Also featuring some great slide guitar from Keith and some mean saxophone from Patsy Gamble.

Steel Strings & Bruised Reed

Kris Lager Band - Roots Revival

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 73:13
Size: 169,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Country Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Turn Me Loose -  3:24
 2. Travelin' Jones -  4:08
 3. Since I've Been Gone -  4:20
 4. Carelessly -  6:47
 5. 80 On 80 -  3:32
 6. Feelin's Gone -  5:45
 7. Rain Song -  5:20
 8. I Don't Care Anymore -  7:42
 9. I Feel Alive -  4:50
10. Killin Time -  4:46
11. Keep On Movin -  5:38
12. Rollin' Stone -  6:47
13. When The Night Starts Falling - 10:08

Well when I hear music like this it reminds me why I have a radio show. I like it when music suprises me and this album blew me away. Check out the bands website krislagerband.com. This music is an ecclectic mix of blues, folk, rock, and even soul and a jam band song thrown in. Kris has a voice that reminds me of Joe Bonamassa and has a sweet guitar sound. If you haven't heard the name yet, it'll only be in due time. The Kris Lager Band is an original, high energy, midwestern, rootsrock, blues-based band that is solely dedicated to playing passionate, heartfelt music. If that sounds a little confusing to you it's because KLB creates a musical landscape that crosses all genres and can fall wherever, whenever. From Blues, to Rock, to Country, to Jam, to Zydeco, to Gospel... always sounding familiar, yet always sounding original.

Roots Revival

Roberto Morbioli Trio - Acoustic Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 50:31
Size: 116,2 MB
Label: Phamosa Records
Styles: Acoustic Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front+ Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mother's House - 3:56
 2. My Baby's Gone - 4:46
 3. I Love You Much and More - 4:04
 4. I'm In The Blues - 5:08
 5. Love Affair - 3:46
 6. You Smile - 5:01
 7. Specchi Rosa, Specchi Blu - 4:00
 8. Childhood Memories - 3:04
 9. Mama Told Me - 4:51
10. Miracles - 4:38
11. Train To Tyngsborough - 3:20
12. Under A Sky Like This - 3:51

Known for his work with his band Morblus and as the guitar player of Big Daddy Wilson, Roberto, lately dedicated himself more and more to acoustic Blues music. It was only in 2015 that he founded his new trio and wrote a series of songs. Powerful songs about his artistic career but also pensive and very private ones about his affections and feelings. The new project Roberto Morbioli Trio approaches to a refined and demanding audience, an audience that wants to listen silently to the subtle shades of the guitar and to every note that expresses passion and love for music and life. Roberto Morbioli - gtr,voc, Paolo Legragramandi - bass gtr,background voc, Nicolo Taccori - drums.
(https://www.bear-family.com/morbioli-trio-roberto-acoustic-me-cd.html)

Acoustic Me

пятница, 22 мая 2020 г.

Marc Bristol - Circus Dog Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 51:25
Size: 117,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Acoustic blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Circus Dog Blues - 4:58
 2. Hatchet Headed Woman - 3:54
 3. Goin' Down To The River - 4:56
 4. Too Close For Comfort - 3:12
 5. Born To Be A Misfit - 4:31
 6. Northern Train N 1 - 2:23
 7. Gonna Play With Fire - 4:42
 8. Sweet Misery Moan - 3:05
 9. Fish In The Sea - 4:05
10. Let Me Be Your Lovin' Man - 5:00
11. Northern Train N 2 - 2:27
12. Some City Blues - 4:24
13. Love Me Back - 3:42

Marc Bristol is an underrated songwriter, better known for his work editing and publishing Blue Suede News - his songwriting goes far beyond the novelty rocker "Sucker For A Cheap Guitar" recorded by Ronnie Dawson. Marc has written Cowboy love songs ("More Than One Night"), Jimmy Reed style Blues ("Let Me Be Your Lovin' Man"), New Orleans style funky R&B ("Hatchet Headed Woman"), Western Swing ("Goin' Down To The River"), Rockabilly ("Sweet Little Boppin' Gal"), Honky Tonk ("Sweet Misery Moan"), Country Blues ("Circus Dog Blues"), Cajun ("Glad You Come To Visit"), Bluegrass ("Feel Like Flying"), Rock'n'Roll Tributes ("Screaming In Tongues"), Funk ("Gonna Play With Fire"), even guitar instrumentals ("Shuffle, Don't Run"), and Southern Rock ("My Way Is The Highway"). More styles could be named, but just check out some of Marc's music.

Circus Dog Blues

Charlie Bedford - Good to Go

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 33:08
Size: 75,9 MB
Label: Blue Heart Records
Styles: Rock/Pop Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Money Junkie - 2:25
 2. Honey - 2:57
 3. No Rain No Flowers - 3:39
 4. Good to Go - 2:24
 5. Windy Wednesday - 3:06
 6. Enemy - 2:21
 7. Get Rude - 3:13
 8. Upgrades - 1:44
 9. Just a Little Longer - 3:10
10. Telephone - 2:17
11. Steady Driver Man - 2:24
12. Blues for John - 3:21

Charlie from Melbourne Australia, is signed to USA based Blue Heart Records & endorsed by Hagstrom Guitars of Sweden. His new album “Good to Go” a collection of original blues infused pop/rock songs is due for worldwide release on May 22nd 2020. Charlie Bedford closes the set with the somber delta duet with Hanger, ‘Blues For John,’ fulfilling his dedication of the album to the memory of former Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society president and fellow jammer, John Jerman, who was a pillar of the Aussie blues community. A young man with a bright future, Charlie Bedford is indeed “Good To Go,” and this strong release should take him where his dreams lead.Home in Australia, Bedford has played alongside & been mentored by some of Australia’s biggest blues artists. He has also had the honor of performing on stage in the US with band members from great acts such as B.B. King, Albert Collins, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, & Wilson Pickett.
Bedford began playing in bars & clubs at 12 years of age & now, at the age of 19, works as a full-time musician. He performs regularly as a solo artist, fronting his own band & is also the guitarist in both The Great Unknown & The New Savages. He’s a fresh act, representing the next generation.

Good to Go

четверг, 21 мая 2020 г.

Ken Tucker - Looking For A Brighter Day

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 52:07
Size: 119,5 MB
Label: Jomar Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Looking For A Brighter Day - 3:32
 2. Call Me Up - 3:14
 3. The Sun Is Always Shining - 3:23
 4. Where Are You Tonight - 4:47
 5. Walking Cane - 3:10
 6. Tin Cup Blues - 5:01
 7. Guitar Man - 3:50
 8. Lord, Your All I Need - 3:59
 9. Why Do You Hurt Me So Bad - 3:44
10. Cold Rain Coming - 4:25
11. Hang My Head - 4:21
12. The King Is Coming - 5:05
13. Wayfaring Stranger - 3:30

Ken Tucker is a well-seasoned blues rocker in the tradition of the Allman Brothers, Joe Walsh, Georgia Satellites, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Lynyrd Skinner.
“Looking For A Brighter Day” is the follow-up to Tucker’s debut “Back Porch Pilgrims”, and finds the burly Tucker joined by Josh Hammond on harmonica. Ken’s specialty is hard rockin’, bone crunchin’ blues of the “take-no-prisoners” variety. This is Southern-fried rock/blues that’s finger-licking good. Like steaming racks of meaty BBQ at a summer music festival!
Indiana-based, Ken used to let his guitar do all the talking, but friends convinced him those “hard-as-nails” vocals would bump up the excitement. They perfectly complement his fiery guitar licks. The Ken Tucker band has made tremendous headway recently, like winning Best Emerging Artist for its stage and recording prowess at the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival. I should have been there!
Thirteen smokin’ tracks on “Looking For A Brighter Day” raise the energy level enough to increase room temperature by about 15 degrees. Tucker’s assertive guitar is the key that unlocks the door—throughout. The title track goes beyond another hook-laden piece of power pop thanks to Tucker’s highly distinctive guitar riffs.
“The Sun is Always Shinin” is a slice of party-time blues with some wonderful interplay between Tucker’s axe and Hammond’s harp. “Walkin’ Cane is a thrill-a-second shuffler that perfectly sets the table for “Tin Cup Blues”, an unabashed grinder with lots of distorted torrid guitar and emotionally-charged vocals----plus a very touching piano break from Larry DeVincent. And it has an unmistakable “Jimi Hendrix” vibe! “Guitar Man” is a case study in pure Southern rock.
Tucker does a couple songs with some religious overtones where restraint is the order of the day, allowing him to get the seriousness of the message across: “Lord You’re All I Need” and “The King Is Comin’. “Why Do You Hurt Me”’ is a rock/blues anthem number that reminded me of Bruce Springsteen: more evidence of Tucker’s seamless versatility. “Cold Rain Comin” is more rock-solid Blues, and may just be my favorite cut---but that could change.
For those who crave honest, unadorned Blues that rocks out and gets close-to-the bone and packs an unforgettable wallop, I give “two-thumbs-up” to Ken Tucker’s “Looking For A Brighter Day”.

Looking For A Brighter Day

Ken Tucker & The Back Porch Pilgrims - Kings Of Candleburg Road

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 58:31
Size: 134,9 MB
Label: Flat Rock Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hang My Head - 4:21
 2. The King Is Coming - 5:04
 3. Rock In The Sand - 3:53
 4. Jesus Gonna Be Here - 4:03
 5. Wayfaring Stranger - 4:53
 6. Loser's Ball - 5:28
 7. You Love Me - 4:49
 8. A Thousand Times - 3:44
 9. Property Of Jesus - 4:15
10. The Way it Is - 5:34
11. Never Make It Home - 4:16
12. Slave To Love - 2:43
13. Watch What Your Doing - 5:21

What do you get when you put one of Larry Norman's former guitarists with a dynamic blues harp player. You get one Hot Blues & Folk CD from a group called, The Back Porch Pilgrims. From the Halls of Flat Rock Records who brought you Blues Legends Yank Rachell and Pat Webb comes one of the hottest blues/folk projects in years. Combine screaming guitars, whaling harmonica and a foundation of funky bass rhythms, to deliver a juicy and tasty serving of blues, gospel and soul. On the other side ,they bring you sweet, melodic, acoustic folk with powerful lyrics and earthy vocals. This is a must have CD for Folk/Blues/Gospel music lovers.

Kings Of Candleburg Road

вторник, 19 мая 2020 г.

Paul Black - Paul Black & Taxi

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 59:43
Size: 140,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Kisting:
 1. Piece By Piece - 4:43
 2. Double Dealin' - 4:23
 3. Bad Man - 4:21
 4. Pie - 4:32
 5. Government St. - 5:29
 6. Lady Luck - 2:58
 7. Black & White - 4:28
 8. Whiskey Bottle - 4:08
 9. Fork In The Road - 5:30
10. Let Me Through - 3:25
11. Only You - 3:39
12. I Did It Right - 4:37
13. Smile Again - 5:17
14. Coyote Arm - 2:07

Remember the group EXTREME? They did a beautiful song called "More Than Words". There is a song on this CD that is very similar called "Smile Again". Another acoustic slide tune is "Let Me Through". Most of the tunes on this CD are basic blues tunes that are under produced with an occasional harmonica & organ. A little like Walter Trout or Southern Gentlemen. This is a diamond in the rough blues fans.

Paul Black & Taxi

Brewer Phillips - Homebrew

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 61:02
Size: 140,5 MB
Label: Delmark Records
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Don't Have To Go - 3:51
 2. For You My Love - 3:18
 3. Your So Cold - 3:31
 4. Hen House Boogie - 2:40
 5. Lunch Bucket Blues - 4:41
 6. Don't You Want To Go Home With Me - 3:42
 7. Blue Shadows - 3:47
 8. My Baby Don't Love Me No More - 4:06
 9. Laundromat Blues - 3:14
10. Looking For A Woman - 3:56
11. Cross Examination - 4:55
12. Homebrew - 4:03
13. Right Now - 2:28
14. Tore Down - 4:09
15. Let The Good Times Roll - 3:09
16. Do What You Will Or May - 5:24

It's amazing to think that Brewer Phillips would be 70-plus years old before releasing his U.S. debut album, but after a couple of years in virtual seclusion, Delmark coaxed him back into the studio for this fine set. Phillips's regular working band is aboard with pianist Aaron Moore handling the bulk of the vocals, Magic Sam's drummer, Robert "Huckleberry Hound" Wright, and Willie Black on bass providing simple but effective support. Phillips sings on the Jimmy Reed classic "You Don't Have to Go," "Looking for a Woman" and "Lunch Bucket Blues" and his single string work is highlighted on the instrumental title track. A simple, laidback album with some surprising fireworks in all the unexpected places.

Homebrew

понедельник, 18 мая 2020 г.

Sam Lay Blues Band - I'M the One

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 59:09
Size: 135,8 MB
Label: SuperBird
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ride 'Em On Down - 3:04
 2. I'm The One - 3:23
 3. Both Sides Of The Fence - 2:50
 4. Mojo Hand - 2:46
 5. Sam Lay Shuffle - 2:48
 6. Don't Mess With Me Baby - 3:40
 7. Alabama Crawl - 4:00
 8. Eight Feet Baby - 6:27
 9. Poison Ivy - 5:09
10. Red Line (Previously Unreleased Version) - 4:49
11. That's All Right Mama (Previously Unreleased) - 3:36
12. Shoogie Woogie (Previously Unreleased) - 3:59
13. Ride 'Em On Down (Rehearsal Version Previously Unreleased) - 4:28
14. Poison Ivy (Rehearsal Version Previously Unreleased) - 5:34
15. Sam Lay Shuffle (Rehearsal Version Previously Unreleased) - 2:28

Sam Lay, Drummer, vocalist - is one of the most celebrated virtuoso drummers in blues history, and a mainstay since the late 1950’s. He began his auspicious career in 1957 as drummer for the Original Thunderbirds and soon after became the drummer for the legendary harp genius, Little Walter.In the early 1960’s Mr. Lay began recording and performing with the founding fathers of blues,Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. The recordings Lay made during this time, (including Muddy Waters’ Fathers and Sons album recorded in the 70’s), are considered to be among the definitive works from the careers of Waters and Wolf.In the mid 60’s Mr. Lay was persuaded to join with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and recorded and toured extensively with this important blues group. Bob Dylan (with Sam Lay as his drummer) was the first performer to introduce electric-rock at the Newport Folk Festival. Lay also recorded with Dylan - most notably on the Highway 61 album.Mr. Lay’s unique style of drumming can be heard on over 40 recordings for the famed Chess Records label with the most prominent names in the world of blues. He has recently toured the major Blues festivals around the US and Europe with the Chess Records All-Stars.In the late 1980’s Sam Lay was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. He was recently inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, and the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. He was nominated eight times for the coveted W. C. Handy Award for “Best Instrumentalist” including a recent 2005 nomination.Mr. Lay has two very recent recordings with his own band on Appaloosa Records, Evidence Records, and a recording on Alligator Records with the Siegel-Schwall Band and was nominated in 2000 for a Grammy Award for his performances on the “Howlin’ Wolf Tribute” CD and was honored by the Recording Academy January 2002 for the ” Legends and Hero’s Award” for his significant musical contributions.Mr. Lay was prominently featured on a PBS-TV broadcast of 7 episodes on the “History of the Blues” produced by Academy Award winning director, Martin Scorsese/

I'M the One

American Blues Box - American Blues Box

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 44:38
Size: 102,3 MB
Label: Apocalypse Records
Styles: Blues Rock/Southern Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mississippi Mud - 4:30
 2. Unconditional Love - 3:14
 3. Some Kind Of Wonderful - 4:42
 4. Whiskey & Water - 4:03
 5. Killing Time - 4:32
 6. When You Were Young - 2:31
 7. Red Hot Lover - 3:42
 8. Rattle My Bones - 3:56
 9. Biscuit Bakin Mama - 2:17
10. Half The Man - 3:24
11. Shake Your Tree - 3:44
12. I Can't Hold Out (Live) - 3:57

AMERICAN BLUES BOX American Blues Box, was formed in 2004 by front-man songwriter Derek Davis and drummer James Pacheco. Derek and James are original members of former Arista Recording artists Babylon A.D. Originating in the San Francisco Bay Area, American Blues Box combines hard rock and screaming blues much in the same style as early Aerosmith. With soulful vocals, colorful story telling, wailing bottle neck slide-guitar and blistering harmonica, the band has made an extremely impressive debut. On their new self titled 12 song CD. American Blues Box displays their talent on the super charged slide-guitar rockers “Mississippi Mud” and “Whiskey and Water”. They deliver the emotional goods on “Killing Time” and “When You Were Young”, and bring home a burning rendition of the classic “Some kind of Wonderful”. This first offering by American Blues Box proves the band has what it takes for a large and diverse audience. Derek and James’ early success began when their previous band Babylon A.D. signed to Arista Records in 1989. Discovered by legendary music mogul Clive Davis, the band recorded two critically acclaimed CDs, scored three number one songs at Metal radio and reached gold on their first release. Constant touring throughout the 1990s and MTV videos made them one of hard rock fans favorites. The band released two more CDs on Apocalypse Records: “Live in your Face” in 1999 and “American Blitzkrieg” in 2002, both well received by their fans. Since their inception two years ago American Blues Box has spent their time performing live, writing and recording. The new CD is a powerful testament to their creativity and originality and is certain to generate a lot of attention! The new CD is available at all music internet distributors as well as all digital down load sites. Check it out! AMERICAN BLUES BOX Derek Davis - Vocals, Slide Guitar, Songwriter. Kyle Bates - Lead Guitars. Eric Pacheco - Bass James Pacheco - Drums.

 American Blues Box

Craig Anderson - Cruising

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 66:53
Size: 153,3 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. B Is For Blues - 6:28
 2. Cruising - 5:27
 3. Take My Hand - 4:07
 4. Searching For Love - 5:37
 5. Move Over - 4:26
 6. Drowning - 5:59
 7. What Ever - 4:14
 8. Need You Now - 5:20
 9. Kiss Me - 3:52
10. Stand Alone - 5:15
11. Down To The Beach - 3:24
12. Off Road - 3:42
13. You Blow Me Away - 4:01
14. Woman - 4:53

We really hope you like our record as much as we do and that it gives you power and upliftment to cope with these difficult times nowadays.

Cruising

Paul Black - Blue Words

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 48:04
Size: 110,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Contemporary Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Talk To Me - 4:04
 2. Slippin Away - 4:04
 3. Jelly Fish - 3:09
 4. Breathe - 4:33
 5. Blue Words - 3:56
 6. Little Mary - 4:19
 7. Burn - 3:37
 8. Who's In My House - 3:27
 9. It's Alright - 3:32
10. Much 2 Much - 4:20
11. Fly - 4:42
12. Sister Sadness - 4:18

Born and raised in Terrace BC, Paul received his first guitar at 16 but didn’t pick it up until he was 18 – and he hasn’t put it down since. Raised on gospel and country, Paul played in rock bands until the defining moment when his cousin gave him tickets to see Stevie Ray Vaughn. From then on it was nothin’ but the blues, throwing himself into the likes of Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters, Paul soaked up everything he could lay his hands on.After moving south to Victoria BC, Paul formed various blues bands until releasing an album under the name TAXI. On their inaugural CD release, TAXI won a spot on the Rocktoria compilation CD (100.3 the Q FM). From there Paul, with his slow-burning, soulful sound, has been featured with the likes of Etta James, Robert Cray and Robin Trower on the North American syndicated show Blues Deluxe out of Arlington Texas. The CD was also rated an impressive 8 out of 10 by ROLLING STONE.com. An avid singer-songwriter, Paul has gone on to win the Vancouver Island Original Music Competition and seized first place in the province-wide Shaw Star Discovery Competition with judges from EMI, House of Blues and Sony Records.Paul has jumped onto the International scene winning first place in the Song of the Year competition for his song “About You,” beating out thousands of entries for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. The competition is judged purely on songwriting and lyrics with judges ranging from Capitol Records to Norah Jones to Universal Music manager Stephanie Wright, who has worked with Sting, U2, The Black Eyed Peas and Stevie Wonder. Playing with bands like Sonny Landreth, Chillawack, Kim Mitchel, Sas Jordon, Long John Baldry, and Buck Wheat Zydeco/In 2010 Paul released his 2nd album ( Blue Words ) with rave reviews and international rotation in Europe and the US, he has enjoyed success selling albums world wide and been captivating audiences with his live performances.

Blue Words

Mark "Muddyharp" Hodgson - The Neighborhood

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 68:36
Size: 158,0 MB
Label: Fugitive Poet Music
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Neighborhood - 4:28
 2. Chester Burnett - 6:17
 3. McKinley Morganfield - 5:31
 4. John Mayall - 4:51
 5. Average American Family - 4:47
 6. Loving Scared - 4:12
 7. Survival In A Tourist Town - 3:45
 8. Our Last Goodbye - 4:31
 9. Little Babe - 3:11
10. Noble Watts - 5:36
11. All for You - 5:15
12. Sonny Boy - 5:15
13. Standing in Your Door - 4:22
14. Organization Man - 6:28

Born in Detroit, grew up in Daytona Beach, Mark’muddyharp’Hodgson, started listening to the music through the influence of the British Invasion. John Mayall and the Rolling Stones provided the LP’S that would turn the 12 year old on to the wonderful world of the 12 bar blues. One day at a friend’s house in Daytona Beach, while his buddies were surfing, the youngster noticed a harmonica lying on the kitchen counter. He went over and picked it up. He blew into it and from then on he was hooked. The friend gave the ‘HARP’ to him. This simple introduction would prove to be a turning point in the lad’s life. He devoured everything he could find on the subject of the Blues sometimes walking 10 miles just to go to a record shop that was rumored to carry all the 78’s and 45’s available at the time. Discs by Muddy Waters, Howlin’Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and Sonny Terry would more than satisfy the new found hunger. As the days grew into months and the months became years, Mark’muddharp’Hodgson, became a band leader. The night club scene in Florida was strong in the 70’s and 80’s and would become a proving ground for the Budding Bluesman. The first recording that was released under Hodgsons’ name was a vinyl LP titled ‘Mark Hodgson and The Rootie Tootie Band ‘SURVIVAL IN A TOURIST TOWN’. This was a live recording and put the group on the map. Soon the boys would travel to Nashville to record demos for Gary Lamb productions. The music was ahead of its time incorporating rock and reggae with the blues, in 1981 this was a bit much for the Nashville crowd, tuned into the likes of groups like ALABAMA. Hodgson was asked to stay on in Nashville to become a solo artist but declined out of loyalty to his friends in the band.The years flew by and so did the members of the group. There were more recordings, concerts, nightclubs, videos, and heartaches. Through it all, Hodgson remained entrenched in the Blues and kept writing and performing. In 1985, Hodgson once again tried the Nashville game. Tony Joe White, the composer of Mega Hits, Polk Salad Annie and Rainy Night in Georgia, among others, signed Hodgson to a publishing contract. During this period Hodgson became involved with the Memphis Blues Foundation and placed 1st runner up in the National Blues Talent Search. Many notables were introduced to Hodgson at the time, which led Bob Greenlee of King Snake records to go National with his fledging Blues label based in Sanford, Florida. Hodgson was responsible for placing The Return of the Thin Man, The comeback recording of the late Tenor Saxophonist, Noble Watts, on the W.C.Handy Awards, 1985 ballot for best recording. The partnership of Mark ’muddyharp’ Hodgson and Noble ‘thin man’ Watts lasted almost 20 years. When Noble passed in 2004, Hodgson went solo. In 2005, Hodgson started a scholarship fund, with the Daytona Beach Community College, in the names of Bob Greenlee and Noble Watts. The Florida Blues All-stars were formed by Hodgson to commemorate the music of his two late friends. This yearly event is held each February at the Mike Curb Center in Daytona Beach. (https://www.last.fm/music/Mark+%27MuddyHarp%27+Hodgson/+wiki)

The Neighborhood

Laurie Morvan Band - Fire It Up!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 54:52
Size: 125,7 MB
Label: Screaming Lizard Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Nothin' But The Blues - 4:25
 2. Come On Over To My BBQ - 4:49
 3. Good Girls Bad Girls - 4:55
 4. Lay Your Hands - 4:53
 5. I Speak The Blues - 4:14
 6. Livin' In A Man's World - 7:10
 7. Let Me Carry Your Troubles - 4:14
 8. You Don't Know About Me - 3:59
 9. Skinny Chicks - 3:08
10. Testify - 4:54
11. Ooh Ooh Baby - 3:57
12. Cafe Boogaloo - 4:08

Fire It Up! leaps right out of your speakers. From the opening chicken pickin' punches to the closing searing guitar leads, the 2008 International Blues Challenge Finalists grill up a spicy, blues rockin' feast. Produced by Laurie Morvan and Steve Savage (Grammy nominations with Elvin Bishop, Robert Cray), the band's fourth CD follows up Cures What Ails Ya, a 2008 Finalist for the Blues Foundation's Best Self-Produced CD. Named Winner 2008 Blues Artist on the Rise, Laurie and her longtime touring band serve up tight grooves, sexy inuendo, heart-string pullers and rip-roarin' stompers. Guest artists include keyboardists Sammy Avila (Walter Trout band) and David Matthews (Etta James band). Laurie's guitar playing, singing and songwriting always receive great reviews:
'Wiry, fiery solos.sweet, soaring voice. Morvan's lyrics deserve scrutiny.' (Blues Revue)
'Morvan singes the strings.' (Guitar Player).
'Stunning California axe slinger.' (Vintage Guitar)
'It's slammin'! (Dan Aykroyd, House of Blues Radio Hour)

Fire It Up!

Laurie Morvan Band - Find My Way Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 44:27
Size: 102,2 MB
Label: Screaming Lizard Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Big Love - 3:25
 2. Hold On To You - 3:45
 3. Find My Way Home - 5:38
 4. I Can't Get Enough - 2:54
 5. Tightrope - 4:27
 6. Holy War - 5:34
 7. Rock Me Right - 3:37
 8. Only Beautiful People Fall In Love - 3:45
 9. Once In My Life - 3:51
10. Let Me Go - 4:56
11. Let Me Love You Baby - 2:30

The Laurie Morvan Band is a 5 piece high energy, rockin’ blues band from Long Beach, CA & has fired up over 700 festivals and club dates throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. Gravity CD made 1st round Grammy Ballot, Best Contemporary Blues 2018. So much more than just a wailin’ guitar slinger, Laurie is a charismatic performer whose stage presence is both powerful and inviting. Her songwriting has a fresh perspective, and her in-between-song banter alternates between inspirational and flat out hilarious. Audiences feel a genuine connection with her and she enjoys spending time with them after shows signing autographs, talking, and posing for photos.
Laurie Morvan Band concerts feature the beautiful harmonies of Laurie and backup singer Lisa Morvan, as well as dueling solos between Laurie, keyboardist Tom Salyers and bassist Pat Morvan. Drummer Lonnie Jones drives this high-octane train. They are a tight-knit unit who love performing together. Their fun-loving enthusiasm leaps right off the stage…and it’s contagious!

Find My Way Home

Linsey Alexander - Live at Rosa's

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 51:30
Size: 118,0 MB
Label: Delmark
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Please Love Me (Live) - 4:38
 2. My Days Are so Long (Live) - 3:21
 3. Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Live) - 8:57
 4. I Got A Woman (Live) - 5:45
 5. Goin' out Walkin' (Live) - 5:06
 6. Somethin' 'Bout 'Cha (Live) - 5:43
 7. Snowing in Chicago (Live) - 4:46
 8. Ships on the Ocean (Live) - 7:57
 9. Going Back to My Old Time Used to Be (Live) - 5:13

Linsey Alexander is a true bluesman, a great artist, and a mentor to so many. He already has three albums on Delmark. His fourth has been recorded during two live shows at the legendary Chicago blues club, Rosa’s Lounge. The highly praised record 'All Your Love, I Miss Loving: Live at the Wise Fool’s Pub Chicago' (DE-781) by Otis Rush was Delmark’s reference for the production of Linsey’s new project. Otis’s live album represents an ultimate example of an authentic blues album and moment. On that path, for Linsey’s new live album 'Linsey Alexander Live at Rosa’s' the Delmark team of Julia Miller, Elbio Barilari and Steve Wagner aimed for the alloy of an updated, big modern sound with a classic concept, energy and warmth which conveys what Linsey and his band unchain on the stage. Continuing the Delmark legacy of great live recordings, this album is a milestone for Linsey Alexander’s career.

Live at Rosa's

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band - The Ballad of Albert Johnson

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 52:10
Size: 119,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Ballad of Albert Johnson - 4:29
 2. Memphis Soul - 3:31
 3. Ain't Gonna Be Your Fool - 3:18
 4. The Fat Man - 2:31
 5. Lay Say Lay - 3:27
 6. Mescaline - 4:30
 7. Sacrifice - 3:37
 8. Poor Man Blues - 4:26
 9. Matapedia River Blues - 5:56
10. A Song for Cheryl - 3:56
11. Can't Take the Blues - 3:48
12. On the Road Again - 4:48
13. Steaming Comrades Harp Boogie - 3:49

The Ballad of Albert Johnson - the long awaited follow up to the award winning Cigar Store album. Over 50 minutes of new Blues classics, stomping swamp boogies, classic R&B, Acadian swing, Memphis soul, and cutting edge barn burners. The Smoke Wagon Blues Band continue their legacy with tales of triumph and misadventure from New Orleans  to the Yukon. This album will get you on your feet and remind you of a time when legends were celebrated through music and story-telling. We hope you enjoy! 

The Ballad of Albert Johnson

воскресенье, 17 мая 2020 г.

Ruthie Foster Big Band - Live At The Paramount (Live)


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 64:15 
Size: 149,5 MB 
Label: BCM
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Introduction - 1:09
 2. Brand New Day - 2:57
 3. Might Not Be Right - 4:07
 4. Ring Of Fire - 3:32
 5. Stone Love - 5:21
 6. The Ghetto - 5:09
 7. Death Came A Knockin' (Travelin' Shoes) - 5:28
 8. Singin' The Blues - 3:43
 9. Runaway Soul - 7:25
10. Woke Up This Morning - 3:30
11. Joy Comes Back - 5:45
12. Phenomenal Woman - 5:28
13. Fly Me To The Moon - 3:17
14. Mack The Knife - 7:16

Comfort zones are sweet spots. That’s why they’re so easy to stay in. But Ruthie Foster refuses to get too cozy; she’d rather plot escapes from hers than dwell there. Breaking out wasn’t enough for her latest album, however. This time, she wanted to step out — and on the night of January 26, 2019, she did, right onto the 105-year-old stage of Austin’s grand-dame Paramount Theater, where she fronted a guitarist, keyboardist, bassist and drummer, plus 10 horn players, three backing vocalists and one conductor. And one adorable daughter handling the introduction. The recorded result is Live at the Paramount, featuring Ms. Ruthie Foster and the Ruthie Foster Big Band.
For nearly 25 years, Foster has moved us with her powerful blues, soul and gospel vocals and eloquent songwriting, which have earned her accolades including three consecutive Grammy nominations and nine Blues Music Awards, plus fans all over the world. But Foster, it turns out, has harbored a hankering to further explore this long dormant, and little-known, facet of her talent. So she decided her ninth album for the Houston-based Blue Corn Music label would swing back to the days (and nights) when Lady Ella sang Ellington and Sinatra blasted off with Count Basie and Quincy Jones. Live at the Paramount will be released on May 15, 2020.
Those lucky enough to be in the house that night can be heard cheering delightedly as Foster, wearing a sparkly blue gown, starts grooving her way through conductor John Mills’ Frank ’n’ Quincy-styled arrangement of “Fly Me to the Moon.” But then she unleashes an even bigger thrill: a truly stellar “Mack the Knife,” also arranged by Mills, who teaches jazz composition at University of Texas-Austin. As Foster joyfully scats and semi-adlibs her way through that legendary murder ballad, she invokes both Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong — simultaneously — and name-drops the man who made it a No. 1 hit: Bobby Darin. Of course, she tears the house down. But that’s hardly her first standing O of the night.
Ruthie Foster
By the time she delivers those encores, Foster has already dazzled the crowd with several originals and striking covers charted by celebrated arranger John Beasley (Miles Davis, Steely Dan, American Idol). Foster says she gave him free rein, with just a few instructions — including one request for the opener, “Brand New Day.” That one begins with a ring-shout and swells into full gospel blues, then bursts into a New Orleans strut. That was her idea: Foster wanted to evoke a festive church-meeting vibe “with everybody coming in … the women with hats, everybody clapping.”
She heads toward Memphis for the easy soul of her co-write with William Bell, “It Might Not Be Right,” then sets up her next one with the line, “This is not your grandfather’s ‘Ring of Fire.’” No, indeed. This “Fire” has more in common with Roberta Flack or Sadé than Johnny Cash; instead of crackling with danger, it smolders slowly, like warmly glowing embers.
“I love to watch people’s faces when they realize that’s what’s coming off the stage,” Foster says. On the track, she jokes afterward, “Well, that was smooth. I was wantin’ to sit down and have a drink.”
That’s how Foster, raised on gospel in tiny Gause, Texas, wound up joining Navy Band Southeast, an umbrella for several smaller bands, in Charleston, South Carolina.
“We all crossed over into each other’s bands,” she explains. “It was really based on whatever they needed.” So Foster learned to sing with big-band and jazz ensembles in addition to her main band, the top-40 pop/rock/funk/urban band Pride.
Before Charleston, she had to spend six months training at the Naval School of Music in Virginia. The school library, she discovered, had archival tapes of every USO tour. “You could hear people like Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson, all on reel-to-reel tapes,” Foster recalls. “I spent a lot of time just listening and studying.” She wanted to figure out how to sing around the domineering sound of all that brass.
On Live at the Paramount, Foster and company do the dance expertly. As for why it’s happening now, Foster says the desire had been percolating for a while, and after releasing several studio albums that started to feel somewhat similar, she needed to mix it up some.
“To me, it was like this challenge. I just thought it would be fun, too, because it was just so much fun to front a big band,” she confesses. “You can’t out-sing an 18- to 20-piece band.”
This is Ruthie Foster. All she has to do is open her mouth. With Beasley’s arrangements pushing new life into the Marcia Ball-inspired “Stone Love,” the must-have “bona-fide blues” of “Runaway Soul” and “Singin’ the Blues,” the sanctified gospel of “Joy Comes Back” and the still-relevant message of “Phenomenal Woman,” she could blow the marquee off the building.
For Foster, though, it’s also about breathing life into a currently under-exposed style. “I loved Sinatra, the way he would handle a band like that,” she says. “It’s just a real art form. We need to put it out there in front of people so they realize it. And there’s a glamor behind it, too. I got a chance to wear a gown at the end of the night and be a sophisticated lady.”
And now that she has these arrangements, she’s ready to keep using them. She even mentions booking a Ruthie Foster Big Band New Year’s Eve show — and perhaps starting a new annual tradition.
Might as well. She’s already got the gown. ~Martine Ehrenclou

John Lee Hooker - The Cream

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1989
Time: 73:42
Size: 168,8 MB
Label: Tomato
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Hey, Hey - 6:10
 2. She's Gone - 6:03
 3. Tupelo - 7:32
 4. You Know It Ain't Right - 4:40
 5. Sugar Mama - 5:28
 6. One Room Country Shack - 4:53
 7. I Want You to Roll Me - 3:40
 8. Bar Room Drinking - 8:16
 9. Little Girl - 6:11
10. Louise - 5:02
11. When My First Wife Left Me - 8:00
12. Boogie On - 7:42

Fine concert from the Keystone' in Palo Alto, Kalifornien. John Lee Hooker - gtr/voc, John Garcia Jr. - gtr, Ron Thompson - gtr, Mike Milwood - bass, Larry Martin - drums. Special guest: Charlie Musselwhite - hca.
Joined by a full band that includes two other guitarists (John Garcia, Jr. on lead and Ron Thompson on rhythm), John Lee Hooker is passionately rockin' on this live date recorded at the Keystone in Palo Alto, California in 1977. Hooker has always been known for taking quite a few liberties with his material, something that could easily throw some musicians off. Without a doubt, he keeps sidemen on their toes -- and he presents even more of a challenge on-stage because there are no second and third takes. But this is a band that, although not in a class with Canned Heat, obviously understands (and even thrives on) his sense of spontaneity, and rises to the occasion on such familiar gems as "One Room Country Shack," "When My First Wife Left Me," and "Tupelo," as well as the invigorating "Boogie On" (one of the many variations of "Boogie Chillen" Hooker has provided over the years). Hooker doesn't do as much improvising as he did when playing unaccompanied at New York's Hunter College the previous year, but he never ceases to be confidently soulful. Although not quite essential, The Cream is an engaging LP that definitely has a lot going for it.

The Cream

Jensens Juke Joint - Jensens Juke Joint

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 29:10
Size: 66,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracksd Listing:
 1. I Got This Dream - 3:26
 2. Aint My Way To Go - 3:39
 3. Shoe Gazin Man - 2:47
 4. While You Let Your Hair Down Low - 3:51
 5. Once A Dog - 3:29
 6. Let's Have A Juke Joint - 2:49
 7. Louisiana Time - 3:00
 8. Sealed My Fate - 3:12
 9. Tears Are Blinding - 2:53

Jensens Juke Joint tog form i sommeren 2017, efter at have spillet på Orø Midsommerdage. Modtagelsen af musikken var overvældende, og det der skulle have været en one nigth stand, blev til mange aftner med blues  på klubber, cafeer og privat i det vestsjællandske. I efteråret 2019 gik Jensens Juke Joint i studiet hos Michael Johansens Bognæse Road Studie i Holbæk, og indspillede en række at de originale sange fra Stig Jensens hånd, der kom ovenpå hans rejser i bl.a.  Mississippi og Louisisana.

Jensens Juke Joint

Junkyard Angels - Backtracks

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:37
Size: 97,9 MB
Label: BSW
Styles: Blues/British Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Meddling - 3:33
 2. I'm Just Your Fool - 3:15
 3. Dirty Work At The Crossroads - 3:08
 4. Sensation - 4:23
 5. Little By Little - 3:07
 6. I Found A New Love - 8:47
 7. I Need To Know - 3:21
 8. Take Five - 2:42
 9. Dirty Work Is Going On - 5:48
10. Plum Nellie - 4:29

JUNKYARD ANGELS are one of the longest running and legendary British Blues bands. Formed in 1978, the band regularly toured the UK and Europe backing up many American blues masters, such as Phil Guy, Lazy Lester, Tabby Thomas, Eddie Kirkland, Carey and Lurrie Bell, Kenny Neal, Lowell Fulson and many others. Along the way they have shared stages with Buddy Guy and B.B. King, Robert Plant and Peter Green, and appeared at countless major festivals. Guitarist/singer and founder member Julian Piper played at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz Festival on the Blues stage in front of 4,000 people, and in 1987/88 lived in Baton Rouge Louisiana playing in the city's blues clubs and New Orleans. The band currently have three albums out, and can also be heard on five others including Lazy Lester's 'Lester Rides Again' and Carey Bell's 'Straight Shoot', both of which received prestigious W.C.Handy Awards in Memphis. Julian has recently released his first book with Pelican Press: ‘Blues from the Bayou’.

Backtracks

Kal David & The Real Deal (Featuring Lauri Bono) - Live At Blue Guitar...By Request

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 63:50
Size: 147,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Yonder Wall - 5:45
 2. I'll Play The Blues For You - 5:20
 3. Hard Luck Story - 4:51
 4. Killin' Floor - 7:00
 5. Another Blue Monday - 5:11
 6. A Good Fool Is Hard To Find - 5:27
 7. Cry When I leave - 5:43
 8. Shadow Across The Land - 6:07
 9. I Who Have Nothing - 4:55
10. Take What I Want - 5:41
11. Red House - 7:44

Kal's recording career began as a teenager when, as a member of Kal David and the Exceptions, he signed a contract with King Records and was later signed to Vee-Jay Records. Another member of the group was Peter Cetera, who later became the vocalist for a band known as Chicago. After leaving the Illinois Speed Press served Kal moved to Woodstock, New York, where he formed the Fabulous Rhinestones with ex-Electric Flag bassist Harvey Brooks. They recorded three well received albums: Fabulous Rhinestones, Freewheelin' for Paramount Records, and Rhinestones for 20th Century Records. With the Rhinestones, Kal refined his talents as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter to the point where even today, long after its disbanding, the group is remembered with fondness and respect for its musical contributions. A significant musical partnership began in Woodstock when one evening Kal, following the advice of some fellow musicians went to hear singer/songwriter Lauri Bono perform at a local club. They have been partners ever since, making a move together to Los Angeles. Kal made his true commitment to the blues idiom as a guitarist and as a singer/songwriter. In the studio or on tour, his commitment was evident in his work as a sideman for Etta James and Johnny Rivers, with partner Lauri, and with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, where he inherited the lead guitar chair from Mick Taylor. At this point in his career, Kal realized that it was time for him to front his own band, playing and singing the music which best showcased his abilities as a performer. Kal put together his own group of musicians, also featuring Lauri as a vocalist, and recorded two albums for SoulCoast Records, Never a Dull Moment and Double Tuff. With impressive record sales internationally and numerous television appearances, including a one-hour Kal David special in Germany, Kal's reputation grew worldwide. While living in Los Angeles, The Kal David Band, with Kal as Musical Director headed up the weekly Pro-Jam at the infamous China Club in Hollywood, playing host to such guests as Stevie Wonder, Bobby Brown, John Entwistle, Larry Carlton, Brian Wilson, Stephen Stills, Joe Walsh, Paul Young, and Blues greats, Sam Taylor and Floyd Dixon, and many more who would spread the word about Kal and his music. Looking for a different creative environment, Kal and Lauri moved to Palm Springs, where they established themselves and formed a new band, Kal David and the Real Deal. Kal's mastery of the blues guitar and charismatic blues vocals combined with Lauri's dynamic and provocative voice, backed up by the incomparable Hammond B-3 playing style of Tony Patler, formerly Musical Director for Chaka Kahn, and Alan Diaz, formerly the drummer for Sergio Mendez, constitute the new band. After living in Palm Springs for 7 years, Kal and Lauri realized that the only way to continue making music was to either go on the road or play in local clubs which were not really set up to properly present their talents. They decided, rather, to open their own nightclub that would be dedicated to the proliferation of blues and jazz presented in an intimate concert venue. Blue Guitar came to life on July 14, 1998, to the delight of locals and visitors alike. It is situated on the second floor with a balcony overlooking beautiful downtown Palm Springs. On most nights you'll hear Kal David and the Real Deal featuring Lauri Bono rocking the house, along with blues and rock greats like Johnny Rivers, Finas Tasby, Johnny Dyer and a host of others who have graced the stage. "Blue Guitar Celebrates Diversity" is their motto and you'll find people from all walks of life enjoying the high tech industrial design, beautifully appointed decor, excellent sound system and lights, as they are transported by a very special musical experience. Kal and Lauri continue to go on selected tours including the top-rated Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Connecticut, other great clubs on the East Coast and B.B. Kings Blues Club in Los Angeles, where the band always plays to sold out audiences.Visit Kal's website

Live At Blue Guitar...By Request

суббота, 16 мая 2020 г.

Dirty Black Shirts - The One

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 55:31
Size: 127,8 MB
Label: Timezone Records
Styles: Blues/Germany Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. On The Road - 4:42
 2. So Long Goodbye - 4:54
 3. Purgatory - 2:42
 4. Lonesome Tonight - 5:27
 5. Too Hot To Be Mine - 4:43
 6. Firemen - 5:43
 7. Jeanine - 3:20
 8. The One - 3:24
 9. Seafarer's Song - 4:27
10. Nightfall - 4:15
11. Last Words - 4:00
12. Down By The River - 3:09
13. Otherside - 4:39

"Give it a listen and share it with your friends! It is kind of a concept album about one life story from the early adolescent years to the afterlife in the end. The road of life, the transition to the other world and vanitas in general are the main topics of THE ONE.
We really hope you like our record as much as we do and that it gives you power and upliftment to cope with these difficult times nowadays.
Take care, stay positive and strong. For more info please visit our website: www.dirtyblackshirts.com" ~ DBS

The One

Nick Steed - Homebound Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 35:43
Size: 81,9 MB
Label: NS5 Playbyhead
Styles: Blues/British Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Whole Lotta' money Blues - 3:09
 2. That Day  ( Billy the Kid ) - 3:25
 3. Electra Glide ( Highway 61 ) - 3:25
 4. Feeling for the Blues ( Alt.Version ) - 4:10
 5. Yo Mama - 3:27
 6. Hold It Tight  (feat. Amanda Jane Heywood) - 4:22
 7. Homebound Blues - 3:28
 8. Jack n' jill - 4:45
 9. Didn't Stop Me from Playing the Blues - 5:28

Nick Steed is a freelance keyboardist, vocalist based in Stockport, South Manchester performing all over the UK and Europe. Currently promoting his own band ‘The Nick Steed Five’ with a new original album being released, he is also a member of British Blues outfit ‘The Norman Beaker Band‘. He is a highly regarded musician who has been recognised for his songwriting by international artistes from Lil John Roberts (Snarky Puppy), Francis Dunnery (It Bites), Mike Lindup (Level 42).Nick is also an artist of both Nord Keyboards Sweden http://www.nordkeyboards.com/artist/nick-steed & Kurzweil Music Systems USA http://kurzweil.com/artist/nick_steed// Appearances and performances with the following artistes include: Chris Farlowe, Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Pete Brown (Cream Lyricist), Steve Ellis (Love Affair), Van Morrison, PP Arnold, Mollie Marriot, Corky Laing (Mountain), Gary Husband (level 42/Jack Bruce), Dennis Chambers (Santana/Parliment funkadelic), Steve Hackett (Genesis), David Sancious (Sting), Ginger Baker, Lulu, Jeff Berlin, Trevor Horn, Malcolm Bruce, Cliff Bennett, Johnny Mars, Kyla Brox, Kaz Hawkins, Shakatak, George Melly Quartet. Nick Steed has built up a reputation as not only a real showman on stage but as a much in demand piano/organ player performing all over the UK and Europe….. His Current band ‘The Nick Steed Five’ features some of the best seasoned blues musicians currently on the circuit with, Steve Gibson (Drums), Kim Nishikawara (Sax), Peter Mason (Guitar), John Sandham (Bass) with a new album containing 12 tracks of original blues music covering all styles of blues from Chicago, Country, Americana, New Orleans, Blues Rock, Blues Funk also featuring well in demand players such as Norman Beaker & Larry Garner whom Nick also performs with regularly on European tours.urs.

Homebound Blues

среда, 13 мая 2020 г.

Will Ray - Mojo Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 55:11
Size: 126,5 MB
Label: Wild Rose Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wait a Minute - 3:34
 2. Santa Cruizin - 4:50
 3. Bad Bad Day - 5:37
 4. I Hate My Day Job - 3:35
 5. Oh Me, Oh My - 5:22
 6. Shenandoah - 4:13
 7. Sister Theresa - 5:24
 8. 219 Orange Avenue - 6:49
 9. Holy Smokes - 3:37
10. Trouble - 6:43
11. Sparks - 5:22

Back in the early days Will was influenced by blues guitarists such as Danny Kalb of the Blues Project, Michael Bloomfield, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Dickie Betts and Duane Allman among others. In recording this CD Will has returned to his roots and wears his influences proudly on his sleeve. Special guests include Jerry Donahue, Steve Duncan, Ted Greene, John Jorgenson, Juke Logan and more!

Will Ray - Mojo Blues

Rick Moore and The Mr. Lucky Band (Featuring Jimmy Nalls) - Slow Burning Fire

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 49:52
Size: 114,7 MB
Label: MRL Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Talk To Me Baby - 3:29
 2. Your Love Is Working Overtime - 4:05
 3. Swingin' Her Stuff - 4:00
 4. House Rockin' - 2:23
 5. Let Me Down Easy - 4:26
 6. Radio Station - 3:13
 7. Good Woman Bad - 3:57
 8. Muddy Water Fever - 4:27
 9. Chicken House Blues - 3:46
10. Whole Lotta Woman - 2:19
11. Make Loving You My Business - 4:12
12. Tangled Up In Your Love - 4:58
13. Slow Burning Fire - 4:31

Rick Moore, together with legendary guitarist Jimmy Nalls, co-founder of Sea Level, and guitarist for Greg Allman and Dr. John

Slow Burning Fire

Norman Beaker - Running Down The Clock

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 62:12
Size: 142,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/British Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Take Me To Your Pleasuredome - 3:53
 2. What Am I Doing Here - 4:30
 3. What We Do For The Blues - 3:27
 4. Making It Up - 4:03
 5. My Great Escape - 2:59
 6. Take It Or Leave It - 2:28
 7. She Heals My Soul - 3:23
 8. In Your Hands - 3:48
 9. Long Before You Came Along - 3:52
10. Digital Curse - 3:53
11. Summer Song - 4:48
12. Heart Of Stone - 3:34
13. Running Down The Clock - 3:03
14. Lady Of The Moon - 2:48
15. Feeling From The Start - 2:46
16. K.O.D - 2:03
17. Change To Us - 3:54
18. She Comes With A Warning - 2:54

Norman Beaker band has been at the forefront of the British Blues scene for over 4 decades playing with:Chris Farlowe, Larry Garner, Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, Jack Bruce, Tony Ashton, Paul Jones, Eric Burdon and many others. BB King commented, “Norman is like a white Freddy King”, a compliment indeed, and not one wasted on the many artistes Norman has subsequently worked with including: BB King, Jimmy Rogers, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Fenton Robinson, Chuck Berry, Carey Bell James Booker, Jon Lord, Larry Garner and Ruby Turner to name just a few. As of 2017 Norman was inducted into the Blues Hall of fame®, a prestigious recognition indeed and only a handful of UK artists can claim the same, those being Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce to name just two!..

Running Down The Clock

The Chainsaw Blues Cowboys - The Magnificent Seven, Pt. 1

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 33:09
Size: 76,1 MB
Label: Self REleased
Styles: Blues/Dirty Blues/Raw Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Once Upon a Time... - 3:43
 2. The Wild Bunch Massacre - 3:40
 3. Pandemonium City - 4:30
 4. Possessed by William News Carver - 6:06
 5. Railroad Workers - 3:54
 6. Charlie Altamont's Creepy Motel - 4:10
 7. Black Rock Punishment - 4:39
 8. Cannibal Jesus, Pt. 1 - 2:23

James Chainsaw and Erich Chainsaw Zann put all their guts in a music mixing distorted and aggressive types of vocals and the melody of a bluesy guitar. They will take you in musical experience filled with movies influences where the unlikely meeting of Sergio Leone & Rob Zombie could have been happening.
Reverand James Chainsaw et Erich Zann unite to celebrate the god of blues & rock n' roll ! 

The Magnificent Seven, Pt. 1

Quinn Deveaux - Book of Soul

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:25
Size: 97,3 MB
Label: QDV Records
Styles: Blues/Soul/Rhythm & Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Been Too Long - 3:15
 2. All I Need - 2:57
 3. Come on Home - 3:34
 4. Take Me Home - 3:22
 5. Think About You - 3:42
 6. Gimme Your Love - 3:42
 7. Walk and Talk - 2:57
 8. Take Me to Glory - 2:29
 9. Good Times Roll - 3:49
10. Trouble - 4:18
11. Home at Last - 4:19
12. Stay the Night - 3:57

Soul, early blues, and old-school country-influenced musician Quinn DeVeaux recently released the energetic foot-stomping ‘Book of Soul’ via QDV Records. The Nashville-based artist demonstrates his musical versatility and vitality once again with this new record; an uplifting affair that brings to mind the sound of recordings from Memphis’ famed Sun Studios in another era. Entirely written and produced by Quinn himself, ‘Book of Soul’ was recorded in Nashville, TN at The Bomb Shelter, projecting a warm aura that is both rapturous and healing with a focus on modern storytelling. Songs like the resplendent “Been Too Long” and sumptuous “All I Need” fit right alongside contemporaries Nathaniel Rateliff, Anderson Paak and Leon Bridges where the sweetly subdued “Come On Home” and rhythmic “Trouble” are reminiscent of the best Al Green classic Stax soul grooves. In between, other influences pop up like the Bill Withers-flavored “Gimme Your Love” or the early New Orleans R&B feel of “Take Me Home” and “Walk and Talk.”  All influences are taken to new heights in Quinn’s hands. “I love this record and feel that I am at the beginning of a new era in my creative life,” says Quinn. “I want as many people to hear this record as possible and looking back I’m not sure I ever felt that way. This record has more of my soul in it than anything I’ve done.” Quinn DeVeaux is an old head on young shoulders. His signature “blue beat soul” sound is one half retro, one half future, paying homage to blues, R&B and soul that came before, but looking forward by putting his own modern mark on it with self-penned songs and unique guitar stylings. He spent his early years in Gary, Indiana (birthplace of The Jackson 5) living with his grandmother, a former jazz singer. Though Quinn’s early years were rooted in church choir, blues, old-school country and soul were in his blood. While still a teenager, Quinn headed west to San Francisco with just a guitar and his golden voice, settling in the Mission District, where he became a founding member of the local group Blue Roots. Quinn went on to form Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review and released a string of well-regarded albums that garnered accolades from the Bay Area music press. His raucous rollicking live shows packed venues and dance floors with irresistible beats and his smooth soulful voice. Quinn is a commanding frontman whose electrifying live performances gives audiences a boisterous good time. SF Weekly raved, “He calls his music ‘blue beat.’ But what comes out when Quinn DeVeaux hits the mic might as well be called pure joy…the warm grit of his guitar work, DeVeaux has a joyous sound all his own.”
Quinn is a veteran of the festival show circuit with performances at Outside Lands (audience of 200,000) Joshua Tree Festival, Master Musicians Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and Stern Grove Festival where he has taken the same stage as Aaron Neville, Taj Mahal, Kool & The Gang, Rebirth Brass Band and more.

Book of Soul

The Rudy Boy Experiment - Wolf's Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 26:33
Size: 60,9 MB
Label: DSN Music
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rick's Boogie - 2:45
 2. Juke Joint - 3:24
 3. My 65 - 2:25
 4. Way Down South - 2:39
 5. Wolf's Blues (Can't Teach an Old Dawg New Tricks) - 4:21
 6. Soul Flight - 2:57
 7. Sing My Song - 4:29
 8. My Baby's Love Song - 3:29

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Southwest rock and blues trio THE RUDY BOY EXPERIMENT, has announced the release of their latest album "WOLF'S BLUES" this spring via DSN MUSIC. The new project features several tracks produced by veteran producer and guitarist PETER ANDERSON, such as "SING MY SONG" and "MY BABY'S LOVE SONG", at the THE NEST STUDIOS in Glendale, CA. Regarding the album release during the COVID-19 crisis, "This one goes out to the Four Winds, hoping that the world heals from not only this Pandemic but all of mans strife..." stated Rudy Boy, "Go outside and howl!"
THE RUDY BOY EXPERIMENT, features multi-talented guitarist and singer "Rudy Boy" Jaramillo, drummer Rick Sanchez, and bassist Matt Cano, and has previously released four studio albums over the decade, such as: "Places"(2010), "Volume 2"(2011),"Rock Star"(2012), "The Way It Is Now"(2014), and "Shadetree Mechanic" (2019)

Wolf's Blues

Chickenbone Slim - Sleeper

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 37:36
Size: 88,6 MB
Label: Lo Fi Mob Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Vampire Baby - 3:31
 2. Tougher Than That - 2:41
 3. The Ballad of Dick - 5:11
 4. Strolling with Chickenbone - 3:57
 5. My Bad Luck - 3:25
 6. Ride - 4:07
 7. Helpless - 3:17
 8. Little Victory - 4:24
 9. Dignity - 3:26
10. These Things Happen - 3:34

Recently, the San Diego Music Awards Best Blues Album nominees included Sleeper by Chickenbone Slim. His third release (and third SDMA nomination), it follows up 2017’s Big Beat. Larry Teves is Chickenbone and the new disc collects ten of his originals, which touch many of the bases in the blues combo genre, while stepping out of the box a few times. The personnel this time include Chickenbone on guitar and vocals, Scott Smart on guitar, Troy Sandow on harmonica, Andrew Crane on bass, and Marty Dodson’s drums. There are guest appearances by Laura Chavez, Christoffer “Kid” Anderson, and former Beat Farmers Jerry Raney and Joey Harris. It’s mostly standard blues combo fare, but stands apart because of Chickenbone’s distinctive vocal presence, tight delivery, and reluctance to abandon established blues grooves that have worked wonders for decades for similar combos like the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ronnie Earl’s band, Coco Montoya, and others. “Vampire Baby” gets the set off to a rousing start, as Chickenbone is fine form, singing about how he “rolls in the dark of night.” His vox feels just right in the pocket, surrounded by stinging guitar chops and wailing harp, and on “Tougher Than That” he and his crew put the hammer down on a blues-rocker with some gusto, two and a half minutes of muscular blues guitars pushing his braggadocio lyrics, the kind expected from a blues man. “The Ballad of Dick” is a special moment, a longer tune that is a tribute to the late Country Dick Montana, with a rockabilly feel and lyrics about how the late original Beat Farmer drummer was born in a lightning rain storm, with fists that were “two hammers of steel.” The lyrics touch on many of the high points of the local cowpunk hero’s saga before passing on stage 25 years ago, and the tale is given an added dose of poignant feeling by solos played and harmonies sung by Montana’s former bandmates Raney and Harris. Next up, “Strolling with Chickenbone” is a fun, jumping instrumental featuring the guitarists each taking solo turns, with some Jimmy Vaughn influences easily heard. The boogie is back for “Ride,” which glides briskly as it references a midnight train, with hot harp and guitar interludes, all driven by tasty drum work by Dodson. “Helpless” is the only misfire, a try by Chickenbone for something different, with just himself and a fret-buzzed acoustic guitar (and an overdubbed, reverbed solo), in a key he has to stretch for as he sings an introspective love song. Good lyrics but it seems out of place in this set. Later, back on firmer footing with “Little Victory” and “Dignity,” the first being a blues rocker about the battle of day-to-day existence, with Chickenbone wanting a sign that he is getting ahead—hammered home with two ragged, incisive guitar breaks.  On the latter, he wants his woman, who is of course a lowdown liar and destroyer, just to give him his dignity, if nothing else. Blues lovers will find themselves right at home on Chickenbone Slim’s Sleeper.

Sleeper

вторник, 12 мая 2020 г.

John Doe Trio - Stranger

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 48:56
Size: 112,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. 'Til My Baby Comes - 3:43
 2. Long, Long Way From Georgia - 3:37
 3. No Need For You To Cry - 7:12
 4. Teasing Woman Blues - 2:28
 5. Devil Inside Your Soul - 4:25
 6. Blues Are Coming Back - 4:43
 7. Don't Matter - 4:15
 8. Stranger - 5:02
 9. Calling Song - 4:07
10. Flamzag - 4:44
11. Knocking At My Door - 4:33

Musicians:
Phil Woollett – Vocals, Guitars, Cigar Box Banjo
Craig Ferguson – Bass
Paul Townsend – Drums, Backing Vocals

John Doe Trio The very best in modern British Blues!
With the bands studio album ‘Stranger’ taking pride of place in many a CD collection and prestigious venues such as The 100 Club conquered, the band are going from strength to strength and want you to be part of the journey. John Doe Trio has established itself as one of the most exciting emerging bands on the British blues circuit. The debut album ‘Stranger’ received critical acclaim both internationally and in the UK, and was described as, “A Masterpiece” and “Most Excellent” by British blues broadcasters. If you enjoy blues of the highest calibre, then John Doe Trio are for you.

Stranger

Cam Cole - I See

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 35:44
Size: 84,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. New Age Blues - 4:17
 2. I See - 4:06
 3. Mama - 2:27
 4. Losers - 3:30
 5. Tattoo Rings - 3:33
 6. Myself - 3:31
 7. Away - 3:30
 8. Desire - 4:08
 9. You Know - 3:09
10. So Blues (Delta) - 3:28

Cam Cole is a singer, songwriter, busker and new age traveler from London,UK who roams around performing on streets and venues as his one man band show influenced by Folk, Delta Blues, Grunge and Rock N' Roll. His long awaited debut album "I See" contains 10 tracks taken directly from his busking set, recorded raw to capture the magic Cam creates on the streets

I See

Mississipi Heat - Learned The Hard Way

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 68:50
Size: 157,9 MB
Label: Van Der Linden
Styles: Harmonica Blues/Chicago Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Love My Baby - 4:13
 2. Learned The Hard Way - 4:48
 3. Let's Pack Our Bags - 3:47
 4. Je Me Souviens  (I Remember Too) - 5:11
 5. Keep Your Hands Off Her - 4:04
 6. He's Not Good For Me - 3:04
 7. My Woman Is An Old Black Spider - 3:57
 8. Moanin' And Cryin' - 6:13
 9. Kindhearted Fool - 4:03
10. Lonely Nights No More - 4:31
11. The Wrong Guy - 4:35
12. How Long Can A Man Be Poor? - 6:38
13. Got To Change Your Ways - 3:14
14. Bull Frog Hop - 3:26
15. Mean Old World - 7:00

A diverse, eclectic and stormy blues variety album for the blues lover in everyone. Led by bandleader and song-writer Pierre Lacocque on harp, LEARNED THE HARD WAY is the band’s second recording. Considered by some to be their best traditional blues CD. (1994)
“Straight From the Heart” launched Mississippi Heat solidly into the Chicago blues scene in January 1993. Since then we replaced our singer-drummer Robert Covington with singer Deitra Farr and drummer Allen Kirk. Robert, the original Mississippian in our band, simply had too many commitments to be able to play with us on a regular basis. Although he is not with us any longer he and Pierre continue their musical relationship through song-writing for future projects. The impelling force for this album is to introduce Deitra Farr with Mississippi Heat. Sterliung Plumpp, Assistant Professor of Black Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and poet, says it best when he wrote: “…her message is conveyed because she literally brings the tool kit of the church with her; she is deeply immersed in the sacred waters of the gospel and therefore hums, groans and shuffles her voice to both state and insinuate meanings…she might have drowned in her own tears [but] because of the power of her delivery… she has wings and will not let somebody ‘worry her life anymore.’ ” (In At Chicago, Feb. 7, 1990) For this album Deitra is recording an array of original songs: Two of her own, five of Pierre’s composition, and one very special gift to us and you,her superb rendering of Mean Old World. This song, her theme song, is an arrangement of two of Little Walter’s songs. When, some ten years ago, Billy Branch invited her on stage to sing a song at B.L.U.E.S., Deitra uncharacteristically accepted. Her rendition of Mean Old World and the audience’s response inspired her to launce into Tonight With A Fool. This mixing of these two songs into one particularly encapsulates her power, passion, and extraordinary sensitivity. Her voice and agony resonate as though through a cavernous pit and when she puts the microphone down and “walks the floor” to sing Mean Old World acoustically, the entranced audience opens up and touches her in return. When Mississippi Heat was named Top Blues Band and one of the top three bands overall at the Montreal International Jazz Festival 1993, by Serge Truffault, a reporter at Le Devoir, it was largely because of the mystical power Deitra brings to our performances. When we thought we had it all, Allen Kirk stepped in to drum for us. Allen immediately added a spark. For many years he played with The Chicago Diamonds, and, later, with The Fabulous Fishheads. Steve Freund brought him to Sunnyland Slim, Bob Stroger, and Sam Burkhardt (The Big Four), when Robert Covington was out of town. Allen credits his drumming style to these superb veterans. During our tour of Quebec and Ontario in July 1993, Bob Stroger and Allen Kirk worked together and refined a musical bond that is the key to our sound. We marvel at the rich simplicity of Allen and Bob’s work. Another treat for us, and indeed a special gift, is Bob Stroger’s first vocal recording! Keep Your Hands Off Her is a song Bob arranged from a 1935 Big Bill Broonzy’s song. This song has become a part of Mississippi Heat’s repertoire because it wonderfully reflects a deep feeling we share towards Deitra. Indeed, when Bob touchingly refers to Mississippi Heat aas his family, we intuit that he refers specially to the love and joy Deitra brings to our band. Bob Stroger’s charisma is sung all over. A quieter man has never been more powerfully felt and noticed! As the band’s veteran, Bob is our quiet leader. Bob is “Straight From The Heart.” Billy Flynn continues to lift us with his quiet and uncanny ability to inspire us and audiences alike. HIs culture, his knowledge of blues repertoire and history, his ability to express musically the depth of his emotions and his extraordinary guitar carry us each night to new heights. (Thank you David Waldman!) As David Whiteis, Critics Choice columnist wrote in the April 2, 1993 edition of the Chicago Reader, “…Flynn is a fiery, emotional player for whom the old blues sounds are as urgent now as the were for the Delta migrants who created them in the late 40’s and early 50’s.” Billy composes and plays every day of his life. Each time we travel, he lets us hear new musical arrangements, new chords, or simply wonderful renditions of this favorite 30’s and 40’s songs. Every night is a great night for Billy Flynn! Passionate with superb form, restrained but always ready to explode, Billy’s artistry and commitment are a continuous reminder of our task. James Wheeler’s calm and debonair attiude belies his deep emotions when he plays. James, our other veteran, keeps usdown to earth singing the “you-done-me-wrong blues.” James Wheeler’s gentle blues is profoundly felt and conveyed. He has long inspired musicians with his effective guitar licks and with his blues sense. Wheeler’s genis is particularly displayed on four cuts on this album: How Long Can A Man Be Poor, Let’s Pack Our Bags, My Woman Is An Old Black Spider, and The Wrong Guy. His experience with lyrics helped with some of these songs. We decided to include James as co-author to three of Pierre’s songs because he offered valuable suggestions and therefore became part of the creative process.Pierre continues to create an original sound while staying faithful tho the traditional Chicago-style harp playing. David Whiteis wrote in the aforementioned article that “Pierre Lacocque is that rare younger-generation harpist who’s absorbed the lessons of subtlety, silence, and solo construction from the masters…as well as their raucous, hawk like tonal power.” Pierre’s thirst for expressing his blues has no bound. The enthusiasm and the reverence he has for his music and his band are at the heart of MIssissppi Heat.

Learned The Hard Way