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понедельник, 29 июня 2020 г.

Dedicated Men Of Zion - Can't Turn Me Around

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 38:46
Size: 88,8 MB
Label: Bible and Tire Recording Co.
Styles: Gospel/Funk/R&B/Soul/Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Father, Guide Me, Teach Me - 4:21
2.A Leak In This Old Building -3:37
3.Down Here Lord - 3:25
4.I Feel Alright - 3:37
5.Can't Turn Me Around - 5:00
6.You Don't Know - 3:40
7.Leaning On The Lord -3:41
8.When I Look Back- 3:30
9.It's A Shame - 3:13
10.Work Until My Days Are Done - 4:36

Harmony is serious business where the Dedicated Men of Zion come from. For their eldest member Anthony “Amp” Daniels, it was so serious that every day his mother would call her children inside, turn off the television, and make them sing in harmony, talk in harmony, do everything in harmony. Singing well together was a virtue that she and her sisters had learned from their own father, and Anthony gave it to his children in return. Older folks in the Black communities of rural North Carolina relied on that singing for everything in a time when both respect and money were especially scarce. “That’s where that seriousness is from,” Amp remembers. “They demand respect. They’re serious about what they do and they don’t play with God.”
The Dedicated Men of Zion came up out of this singing land of eastern North Carolina, around the city of Greenville and its small neighboring town of Farmville. Each trained in the church and the home, the group’s four vocalists – Anthony Daniels, Antwan Daniels, Dexter Weaver, and Marcus Sugg – share the bond of that upbringing and another more literal bond of kinship (they’re all family now through blood or marriage). Theirs is a community dense with talent and legendary impact on the origins of gospel, funk, R&B, soul, and jazz; a place where the sounds of Saturday night and Sunday morning couldn’t help but jump their lanes. The group’s own backgrounds tell that story. Anthony Daniels, the eldest of the group, led a career in R&B down in Atlanta, backing up the likes of Bebe Winans, Toni Braxton, and Elton John. Antwan Daniels, the youngest member and son of Anthony, was playing keyboards and organ in church while simultaneously injecting his hip-hop production work with traditional gospel roots. But the church was always the backbone. Weaver, whose grandmother managed several gospel groups around Greenville, had sung with elder quartet groups for years, running into Anthony Daniels around the sacred soul circuit. When they both found themselves without a group, Weaver turned to Daniels and said “I don’t know what you’re gonna do but if you do something, I’m on board with you. I want to be with you.” In 2014 Weaver and Daniels, with Antwan on keys, came together to form the Dedicated Men of Zion’s original iteration, along with singers Trevoris Newton and Darren Cannon. The group was quickly gaining a following in eastern North Carolina when Newton suddenly passed away in 2018. The loss of one member was soon followed by Cannon’s departure. The arrival of Marcus Sugg re-completed the group. Sugg, who had grown up singing in church choirs and a little on the side during a stint in the military, was soon to be Anthony Daniels’ son in law. It was with this new vocal lineup that the Dedicated Men of Zion caught the attention of the Music Maker Relief Foundation while performing in a church concert organized by Music Maker and the Glorifying Vines Sisters, the longstanding Farmville gospel institution of Anthony Daniel’s mother and aunts. Joining Music Maker’s artist roster of roots musicians from across the South, the Dedicated Men of Zion began reaching new audiences not yet clued in to the rhythmic, electrified, sacred sounds of the rural southeast. Sacred Soul, being the music of personal and collective survival, even secular audiences were catching the spirit of joy and determination. The message, for Anthony Daniels, was always that “if He did it for me, He’ll do it for you. Just keep praying and love one another.” In troubled times, there’s a need for a hopeful word and a testimony that there is a way. Through Music Maker, the group connected with the newly founded record label Bible & Tire Recording Co., helmed by producer Bruce Watson of Fat Possum Records. Watson had been listening to the hard-praising drive of country gospel coming straight from the church which he’d later coin as “sacred soul”. His new label was delivering that genuine soul sound beyond the church circuits from which it came. The gospel music coming out of those small rural Black churches was in fact the headwaters of much of the commercial music made over the last half century, and Watson was ready to bet that mass audiences, already familiar with the sounds of classic soul, would discover a hunger for gospel’s emotional truth and purposefulness. The Dedicated Men of Zion’s, Can’t Turn Me Around, was recorded in Memphis at Watson’s Delta-Sonic Sound in 2019. Backed by Watson’s all-star studio band, the recordings bring great depth to the incredible harmonies that soar above. The album marks a moment of clarity for the group. By embracing their roots, they knew they were pointedly taking a right turn where some of their peers had veered left in a race to make gospel sound like anything other than what it was back in the day: soul music. 
Each track on Can’t Turn Me Around comes from that overflowing heritage of sacred soul. Tradition sets a high standard of excellence. What more can new artists pour into that cup? The Dedicated Men of Zion accepted that challenge with the seriousness of their raising and the joy of spiritual inspiration. With their second album they get back to where they came from – soul and the salvation of harmony. In Anthony Daniels’ own words, “You want to live, get to where the root is. Get close to the root.”

Can't Turn Me Around

воскресенье, 28 июня 2020 г.

Leadfoot Rivet - Live! In Paris:Soul Blues At The New Morning

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 52:16
Size: 119,6 MB
Label: Dixiefrog Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. You're A Fool To Yourself - 4:32
2. Just A Little Bit - 2:45
3. World Of Trouble - 5:36
4. The Things That I Used To Do - 7:13
5. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water - 4:02
6. Do Right Woman Do Right Man - 5:40
7. Tiger Man- 6:06
8. Part Time Love - 6:22
9. Little Red Rooster- 6:19
10. She Caught The Katy - 3:41

Musicians:
Leadfoot Rivet - lead vocals / harp;
Pat Boudot-Lamot - guitar / slide guitar;
Stan Noubard-Pacha  - electric guitar;
Chris Mellies - electric bass guitar;
Fabrice "Fab Miller" Millerioux - drums.

Recorded live at the legendary venue the New Morning in Paris - France, (where most jazz & blues greats have played over the last 25 years) for thematic TV channel MEZZO with some of the best musicians of the european blues scene, the Bluesmaniacs. Leadfoot RIVET has been a tremendous singer covering a wide range of styles rooted in american music for the last forty years. Gifted with an unusual and powerful voice, his scorching renditions of blues and soul classics or lesser known gems of the repertoire, spiced by a few originals, are impressive. Over the years, he has notably collaborated on stage or in the studio with artists such as Larry Garner, Popa Chubby, Tommy Castro, Duke Robillard, Amos Garrett, Roy Rogers, Joanna Connor, Patrick Verbeke, Tom Principato, Sam Myers, Anson Funderburgh, Smokin’Joe Kubek, John Mooney, Alain Bashung, etc...
More infos at: www.leadfootrivet.com

Soul Blues At The New Morning

Brandon Lane - That Kind Of Love


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 53:32
Size: 122,56 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
1.That Kind Of Love - 7:17
2.Stormy Monday - 8:34
3.Mixed Up - 4:52
4.Cradle Rock - 3:49
5.Trouble - 8:04
6.Bird On A Wire - 5:10
7.Mountain Time - 12:01
8.Good Love Is On The Way - 3:44

Nice voice, great guitar work, and good enough songs. Worth the listen worth the time. If I had to compare him to someone I would say Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Lang style with some Procol Harum buried way down deep. I hope some others hear this.

That Kind Of Love

суббота, 27 июня 2020 г.

Leadfoot Rivet ‎– Greyboy Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 72:15
Size: 166,2 MB
Label: Dixiefrog Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. I Was All Wrong - 4:43
2. Down The Rain - 4:51
3. Ashevedaddy Song - 5:32
4. Between a Woman and A Man 5:05
5. She Healed Me - 5:22
6. Road To Cairo 5:45
7. Gravity & Gravy - 4:41
8. Sweet Misery - 4:41
9. Why People Act Like That -6:38
10. Leadfootin' - 4:10
11. Money for cigarettes - 2:01
12. Le Tengo Rabia Al Silencio - 4:39
13. Feed The Cat - 3:26
14. Angry Old Man -5:47
15. Road Kill 4:56

"Greyboy Blues" is an out-of-the-mold kind of blues album, avoiding all the genre clichés, though keeping the spirit and structure, with special attention to meaningful lyrics written by Leadfoot Rivet himself or borrowed from fine craftsmen like Earl King, Eric Bibb or David Ackles. A distinctive, powerful and expressive voice is the signature of Leadfoot Rivet balancing between fiery southern soul-man passion and witty blues shouter social commentary. As usual, he is surrounded by cream-of-the-crop local musicians plus prestigious guests like Tom Principato, Joanna Connor (for a memorable duet), Neal Black and Fred Chapellier. A great achievement that warrants a try-out. This might be a pleasant surprise.

Greyboy Blues

Rich Harper - Go With The Flow

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 68:36
Size: 158,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Life Is An Odyssey - 03:56
2.Onward (Imagine That) - 03:34
3.Killin' Me - 05:06
4.It Should Be Easy - 04:38
5.Watch Out For That Girl- 02:24
6.Can't Get No Lovin' - 03:10
7.I Know (Marie's Song) - 04:19
8.I Want Love - 04:06
9.Go With The Flow - 03:32
10.All Because Of You - 03:58
11.Soul Of Gold - 04:42
12.Heaven's When I'm With You - 03:44
13.Live To Love Another Day (Live) - 06:00
14.1:45 (Live) - 04:10
15.Workin' On Me (Live) - 06:00
16.Barrelhouse Stomp (Live) - 05:12

Rich Harper learned to play blues guitar the traditional way by listening to and learning from the recordings of artists like Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Rory Gallagher, Freddy King, Duane Allman, and so on. Rich developed his own slide style using the same Coricidin medicine bottle as Duane Allman. After paying his “blues dues” in small blue collar towns throughout Pennsylvania, Rich moved to Los Angeles to gather like minded musicians and formed the Rich Harper Blues Band. “Go With The Flow” is the 2020 farewell album release of the Rich Harper Band.Included on this album are 3 songs that were released as singles but never on any album, “Life Is An Odyssey”, “I Know (Marie’s Song)” and the studio version of “Onward (Imagine That)". 2 songs that were not released on the “Musician Standard Time” album, “Killin’ Me” & “It Should Be Easy”. 2 songs that were recorded during the “Ellwood & Me” album recording sessions, “Watch Out For That Girl” & “Can’t Get No Lovin”. 5 recently written & recorded songs exclusively for this album, “I Want Love”, “Go With The Flow”, “All Because Of You”, “Soul Of Gold” & “Heaven’s When I’m With You”. Completing the album are 4 songs recorded live straight from the mixing board at Lillehammer Mikrobryggeri in Norway of June 2019 during the Farewell Scandinavian Tour 2019. We in RHB would like to thank you all for your support through all of these years. We hope you enjoy this album as much as we did recording it. Love you all.

Go With The Flow

Leadfoot Rivet - Bluesmaniac

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 64:21
Size: 149,0 MB
Label: DixieFrog
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:

1.Sweet Bedtime Music - 5:40
2.You're Fool To Yourself - 6:11
3.World Of Trouble - 4:45
4.She Caught The Katy - 2:59
5.Thermo King - 5:41
6.Sittin' On Top Of The World - 5:17
7.The Things That I Used To Do - 6:38
8.Check That Hip Shake ! - 3:59
9.Can't Stand No More Headaches - 6:24
10.Next To A Brand New cadillac -5:29
11.Windhill Blues - 2:16
12.Handle With Care - 3:46
13.Ooh Poo Pah Doo - 5:37

As a singer his powerful and moving voice can paint a full scope of emotions, gaining depth and warmth over the years : a very unique instrument ! As a songwriter he now has the power and style he developed from his mentors and masters Randy Newman, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Rodney Crowell or Guy Clark amongst a long line of songsters and troubadours.
As a musician, he has made the synthesis of his wide influences blues, folk, soul & country musics, even fado, sòn, milonga and oriental and central asian musics ! Even his rather basic playing on harp and guitar define & characterize his own style. And he has the knowledge to get the best out of his sidemen. Over the years he has collaborated as a songwriter with Larry Garner, Tom Principato, Neal Black, Fred Chapellier, the Mercy Band and french rock icon Bashung.His records are graced by appearances by Tommy Castro, Roy Rogers, Amos Garrett, Popa Chubby, Tom Principato, John Mooney, Larry Garner, Joanna Connor and he has shared the stage with Sam Myers, Anson Funderburgh, Smokin’Joe Kubek, Duke Robillard, Calvin Russell, Neal Black, Billy Price, Larry Garner, Amos Garrett and many others.

Bluesmaniac

The Fullertones - Stay Electric

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:38
Size: 93,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing
1. Fairyland - 4:41
2. Wise Up - 4:07
3. Deal With The Devil - 4:46
4. Way Down - 5:48
5. Sheep Dogs - 4:01
6. Can You Hear Me - 3:19
7. Stay Electric - 3:51
8. Two Steps - 5:46
9. I Believe - 4:18

Quartetto che nasce in terra Toscana nel 2017, i Fullertones sono una band dalla spiccata anima elettrica che fluttua tra sonorità vintage e moderne con consapevolezza e una buona dose di originalità. Approdati nel 2018 sul prestigioso palco del Torrita Blues Festival in apertura ai The Animals nella veste di una ricercata cover band in perfetto stile Austin Sound si sono presto ritrovati a portare avanti una ricerca personale che li ha condotti alla realizzazione del loro primo album di brani originali dal titolo “Stay Electric“.
Il risultato di questo lungo anno di lavoro è un album esplosivo che rispecchia con coerenza i gusti e lo stile della band, trasudando un’autentica passione per il blues e travolgendo con nuove sonorità.
Nove brani che raccontano storie e trasmettono vibrazioni tanto diverse quanto complementari. Quaranta minuti che mettono in risalto il calore e la grinta della voce di Francesco Bellia che condivide anche accompagnamento ed improvvisazione con il suono e lo stile inconfondibile dell’altra chitarra affidata alle sapienti mani di Lou Leonardi. La solida sezione ritmica sulla quale si adagia con naturalezza il sound della band è affidata all’energia e al gusto di Lorenzo Alderighi al basso e Matteo D’Alessandro alla batteria. Menzione particolare per D’Alessandro che ha curato in modo impeccabile tutta la parte di registrazione e di mixaggio dell’album e Leonardi che ha realizzato tutta la parte grafica. Stay Electric è album da ascoltare tutto d’un fiato e con una buona dose di volume per immergersi nel nuovo mondo dei Fullertones.

Stay Electric

Fat Bastard Blues Band - Fat Bastard Blues Band

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 32:11
Size: 75,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Moddern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.So Hard to be True - 4:52
2.The News - 3:50
3.Transportation Blues - 4:24
4.Water My Whiskey - 3:33
5.Physical (You're So) - 5:38
6.Whoop De Doo - 3:51
7.Two Tons Of Trouble - 6:00

Fat Bastard Blues Band was put together by Carl Wetter in the fall of 2009. A few weeks and two rehearsals later, the band played their first gig and won the Triangle Blues Society’s Blues Challenge.Although the band was put together in a moment of inspiration, the individual Bastards have a long history together. Jason Simons, Kevin Payne and front man Carl Wetter played together during their college days in upstate New York. Tim Collins and David Terrenoire met at a local blues jam ten years ago and have played together in one band or another ever since.That’s the history. Today, their music jumps up and shakes a room with performances that mark this band as a force of nature, a blue wind that rattles the trees like an oncoming storm.
Since their formation they have played the Memphis Blues Challenge, opened the 2010 Bull Durham Blues Festival and have kept local fans dancing as if the floor was on fire.Why Fat Bastards? We are the illegitimate children of all the players who have taken the stage before us. Our goal is to energize our roots by taking something from all of our influences and putting that cross-cultural magic back into the blues, America’s music. And we come out fat, with nothing held back.
Awards
2009 Triangle Blues Society Blues Challenge Winner
2012 Cape Fear Blues Society Blues Challenge Winner
2015 Triangle Blues Society Blues Challenge Winner

Fat Bastard Blues Band

Willie Clayton - Born to Sing

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 58:15
Size: 134,5 MB
Label: Endzone
Styles: Blues/Soul
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. Slow the Music Down - 4:47
2. Changes - 4:04
3. Sho Wasn't Me- 5:20
4. You Are the One - 3:52
5. Slow Motion - 4:32
6. When I Go Down - 3:28
7. If You Let Me Come Back Home - 3:51
8. Breaking Down Inside - 4:25
9. Drunk on Your Love - 4:11
10. Hole in the Wall - 4:02
11. It's Ladies Night (feat. Calvin Richardson) - 3:21
12. Everlasting Love - 4:26
13. So Sexy so Fine- 3:49
14. Can You Back It up on Me - 4:01

Willie Clayton (born March 29, 1955) is an American Chicago blues and soul-blues singer and songwriter. He has recorded over 25 albums since the 1980s. He has been performing since the late 1960s.His chart successes span the decades from the 1980s onward. Allmusic noted that Clayton is "one of those vocalists who could sing the phone book and the result would sound perfectly phrased and memorable." Along with Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, and Little Milton, Clayton was one of the most important figures in Chicago blues in the 1970s and 1980s.

Born to Sing

Neal Black & The Healers - A Little Boom Boom Boom

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 56:45
Size: 133,5 MB
Label: DixieFrog
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. Don't Follow Me There - 5:31
2. Why Do People Act Like That - 4:13
3. All for Business - 4:54
4. Green Bean Swing- 3:23
5. Little Boom Boom Boom (4:10)
6. Never Been Lucky - 4:36
7. Shoeshine Shuffle - 4:04
8. Break a Promise - 4:04
9. Forgive Yourself - 3:16
10. Saints of New Orleans - 4:25
11. Going Down Together - 4:28
12. Alabama Flamenco - 5:09
13. Secrets - 4:27

Hoeveel jaren Neal Black al aan de top staat in de blueswereld is moeilijk te zeggen. In de jaren tachtig en negentig veroverde hij eerst het Amerikaanse continent. Later kwam hij ook touren in Europa. Dat beviel de Texaan zo goed dat hij in 2004 zelfs verhuisde naar Europa, meer bepaald naar het zuiden van Frankrijk. Hij vliegt nog regelmatig terug naar de USA voor optredens en als producer, songschrijver en gitarist voor andere artiesten. Ook zijn muzikanten bij The Healers zijn bijna allemaal Amerikanen die in Europa wonen. In de laatste twintig jaar maakte Neal voor het Europese label Dixiefrogs meer dan tien albums. Er is geen enkele artiest die langer bij dit label zit dan hij. Zowel Neal als de platenmaatschappij zullen zich wel heel goed voelen bij deze samenwerking, anders had deze nooit zo lang geduurd. Het is al wel een tijdje geleden dat Neal Black & The Healers nog een album uitbrachten. Het laatste album 'Before Daylight' dateert al van 2014. In 2016 bracht Neal samen met Larry Garner nog wel het prachtige album 'Guilty Saints' op de markt. Op negentien mei verscheen het nieuwe studioalbum van Neal Black & The Healers. Het kreeg 'A Little Boom Boom Boom' als titel en het telt dertien songs. Elf nummers werden door Neal Black geschreven, bij een drietal nummers kreeg hij hulp van zijn toetsenist Mike Latrell. 'Why Do People Act Like That' van Bobby Charles en 'All For Business' van Jimmy Dawkins zijn de twee covers op het album.

A Little Boom Boom Boom

пятница, 26 июня 2020 г.

Bob Corlett - Bad Situation

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 24:07
Size: 55,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Old Times, Good Times - 3:35
2. Goodnight Irene - 4:23
3.Coconut Milk - 3:47
4. 24 Hours Of The Day - 4:20
5. Louisiana 1927 - 4:05
6. Bad Situation - 3:54

Just when you start to think that those “End of Days” whackjobs are right, along comes something that makes you feel a little better about the human condition. Case in point: Bob Corlett’s new release, Bad Situation.In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ll admit that I’ve known and played music with “Bayou Bob” for years. Singer, songwriter, pianist, accordionist, devotee of N’yawlins music, cuisine and culture… It’s hard not to like a guy who brings a healthy dose of spice and soul to every occasion — from spirited jam sessions at Akron’s fabled BLU Jazz+ and raucous gigs with his shit-hot band The Zydeco Kings, to freewheeling conversations about our favorite Crescent City artists.
Bob’s latest release builds on a rich legacy that dates back to his first live shows with his band The Malibus back in the late ‘60s. I entered the picture in ’92 when I joined him in the blues-soul band The Business, then the next year we became founding members of the wildly popular Wanda Hunt Band (this was back when live music was king and the term “binge-watching” was primarily used to describe members of the Audubon Society).In one of the wisest moves he’s made in his career, Bob decided to enlist the prodigious chops of multi-instrumentalist Wes McCraw (guitars, bass, synth, drums and percussion). As co-producers, Bob and Wes brought a laser-like focus to the album’s uncommonly rich sound, then added a little extra spice with background singers Becky Plush and Mike McClosky. The end result? A homegrown project that should be the envy of any self-respecting major label.
Let’s sample this tasty platter song-by-song:
We’re off to a rousing start with the Big Easy shuffle of Old Times, Good Times, a tune co-written by Bob and Cleveland-area folk legend Charlie Wiener. “Come with me, let’s live that dream; hot summer nights down in New Orleans… shake off the years, see how life can feel, sip on a Hurricane and kick up our heels…” Then McCraw kicks that sweet, soulful vibe into overdrive with a riveting guitar solo (both with and without slide). Reminds me of Muddy Waters’ spoken-word aside on Louisiana Blues: “Oh take me with you, man, when you goin’.” Old Times, Good Times
Speaking of blues legends, Leadbelly gets the full Corlett/McCraw treatment with a funky, rollicking take on the old chestnut Goodnight, Irene. Bob gets plenty of room to show why he has very few peers in these here parts when it comes to bluesy barrelhouse piano. McCraw throws in more tasty guitar. And the Plush/McClosky choir brings a churchy feel to the proceedings (think late-night service, right before closing time). Goodnight Irene
Now we’re in full second-line mode with a blistering cover of one of my NOLA faves, Coconut Milk by Bo Dollis (former Big Chief of the Wild Magnolias). Corlett powers the tune with his locomotive piano and organ, punctuated by McCraw’s stinging blues fills. Dear Akronians: If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you know how lucky we are to have musicians in our own backyard who know how to play this shit. Now get back to your Galley Boys (and don’t forget to mow the Devil Strip). Coconut Milk
Next up: It’s Love Baby (24 Hours a Day), a tune written by Ted Jarrett and originally performed in 1955 by his friend Earl Gaines, lead singer for Louis Brooks and His Hi-Toppers. “I kind of stole Dr. John’s version for my band The Zydeco Kings, but Delbert McClinton’s take on it is my favorite,” Bob said. “My ultimate test for good songs to cover is fairly simple: any song I enjoy playing and singing.” Delbert would definitely approve of the steady-rolling roadhouse groove on this one. It’s Love Baby (24 Hours a Day)
I’ve always enjoyed Bob’s heartfelt performances of Randy Newman’s signature song, Louisiana 1927. “What has happened down here is the wind has changed; clouds roll in from the north and it start to rain…” Hey, it’s not all about letting the bon ton roulet. A lot of bad stuff happens in Louisiana too — the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, Katrina, viral hot spots… Makes you yearn for the days when a real sleeper like Calvin Coolidge ran the country. Louisiana 1927
Last but certainly not least, Bob gets to show off his mad accordion skills on the self-penned Bad Situation. “I had pages and pages of lyrics that were my attempts to be thoughtful and profound,” Bob said. “Finally I thought, keep it simple and write about something you know, and that resulted in Bad Situation.” The title might allude to these dangerous times, but it’s a bit of a red herring when it comes to describing the song’s joyous Zydeco soul.

Bad Situation

Backdoor Ramblers - Backdoor Boogie

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 26:13
Size: 62,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Mojo Rising - 2:46
2.Backdoor Boogie - 3:44
3.English Weather - 2:44
4.Boom Boom - 2:50
5.Gesualdo - 3:39
6.Psychoactive - 3:17
7.Last Letter - 2:56
8.Gentle Lady - 4:14

Bringing back the sound of classic psychedelic blues rock. Backdoor Ramblers is a 6-piece blues band based in Guildford, Surrey. They intend to rejuvenate the sweet sounds of the 60s and 70s. Inspired by such artist as: The Doors, The Rolling Stones and Dr Feelgood/
https://backdoorramblers.bandcamp.com/

Backdoor Boogie

четверг, 25 июня 2020 г.

Sahra Da Silva - #blueswoman

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 35:17
Size: 81,5 MB
Label: WoodRat Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.What Is On The Line - 3:52
2.My Babe - 2:57
3.I Wanna Love You - 4:06
4.Blues Man - 3:23
5.I Can't Be Your Lover - 4:23
6.You're Too Young & I'm Too Wise - 3:49
7.Honey, Please! - 3:52
8.Fever - 3:38
9.Bridge Over Troubled Water -5:12

Holdet bag indspilningen er det samme som på den forige single ("What Is On The Line"); Alain Apaloo (guitar), Lars Emil Riis (Hammond orgel), Matthias Petri (kontrabas) og Andreas Svendsen (trommer) - dog er hornsektionen skiftet ud med sprødt kor af Sara Broberg og Louise Høegh, som man jo kan opleve da Silva synge sammen med i gruppen GiRLS CLUB. Grundsporene er optaget i MediaSound og er sidenhen blevet produceret og mixet af Noah Rosanes, som også har produceret alle vokaler.

WoodRat

Twelve Bar Blues Band - Live is Hard

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 70:11
Size: 170,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
1.Bluesman - 5:43
2.Why Are People Like That - 3:51
3.Don't Ask Me Why - 5:45
4.Life Is Hard -8:54
5.Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Loose -8:04
6.Living In Your Own Cell - 7:00
7.Me And The Devil Blues - 10:29
8.Old Love - 9:40
9.Turn The Lights Down Low - 4:19
10.You've Got To Move -  6:25

Musicians:
Jan J. Scherpenzeel - Harp & Vocals
Kees Dusink - Lead Guitar
Randy Pears - Rhythm Guitar
Patrick Obrist - Bass
Marcel Bakker - Drums

Many USA Internet radio stations have become overloaded with positive 12BBB reactions. The band has demonstrated their musical qualities many times on national and international stages. The album contains 4 covers and 6 originals composed by Jan J. Scherpenzeel, alias J.J. Sharp (lead vocals & harmonica) and Kees Dusink (lead & slide guitar). This is some of the tastiest blues you will ever come across. The CD puts you in the barroom and continuously pulls at you with gripping emotion. "12BBB definitely is the best blues band of the Netherlands". -Frankie Bluescruiser NL. This band is a top seller!

Live is Hard

среда, 24 июня 2020 г.

Duke Henderson - Get Your Kicks

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 56:22
Size: 149,1 MB
Label: Delmark
Styles: Blues/Jump Blues/Rhythm & Blues/West Coast Blues
Art: Full

Thacks Listing:
1. Get Your Kicks- 2:54
2. Wiggle Wiggle Boogie - 2:47
3. Don't Slam The Door  - 2:38
4. Don't Forget I'm A Married Man - 3:13
5. Let's Get Vootin' - 2:45
6. S.H. Blues - 2:46
7. Don't Keep Me Waiting - 2:42
8. H.D. Blues (Hot Dog Blues) - 2:50
9. Oo Wee Baby, Oo Wee - 2:50
10. Lottery Blues - 2:50
11. Blues In The Background - 3:06
12. Boogie Man Blues - 2:56
13. Don't Fall In Love With Me, Baby - 2:54
14. Fool Hearted Woman - 2:40
15. Not Worth A Dime - 2:55
16. Mama Bear Blues - 2:44
17. Woman's Blues, I - 2:50
18. Woman's Blues, II - 2:47
19. Homecoming Blues - 2:38
20. Blues In The Background (alt tk) - 2:38

Blues shouter Henderson was quite a popular jump blues singer on the postwar L.A. scene. His 1945 output for Apollo, collected here, rates with his best; backed by top-drawer sidemen including saxists Lucky Thompson, Wild Bill Moore, and Jack McVea and guitarist Gene Phillips, Henderson's pipes convey the proper party spirit on these 20 swinging sides.

Get Your Kicks

Big Al's Blues Howlers (with Jim Liban)- Get It While It's Hot

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 42:21
Size: 98,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front

TracksListing:
1. Jack Hammer - 2:10
2. Straighten Up My Act- 2:59
3. I'm a Sinner - 6:24
4. Without Her - 3:23
5. The Cadillac Kid - 3:34
6. Sweet Like Sugar - 5:28
7. Let You Go - 4:57
8. Talk Is Cheap - 2:57
9. Boogie Jump - 6:49
10. Get It While It's Hot- 3:36

"Big" Al Dorn & The Blues Howlers bring an original, authentic and polished Blues sound with a sprinkle of West-Coast Swing to go with it. Super Smokin' Grooves, coupled together with savage, powerful harmonica and stinging guitar, they play original tunes with a fiery passion with nods to Blues legends John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, the Three Kings, all the great harp players, along with legendary local players like Reverend Raven, Jim Liban, The Blues Disciples and MANY MORE!!!!!! This band is an absolute force to be reckoned with, and a “Must See”!!!!!
“Big” Al began his career playing on the east-side of Milwaukee before reaching the legal age. Upon hearing a John Lee Hooker record with Jimmy Reed on harmonica, Al started focusing on harmonica instead of guitar. After 3 years of dropping and picking up various instruments and genres of music, Al realized that the Blues was where his heart truly laid. Over the years, Al has toured, played with and opened for several Legendary Blues artists and bands such as Billy Branch, Corky Siegel, Jim Liban, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Paul Filipowicz and Many More!!!
“Big” Al Dorn & The Blues Howlers are true professionals, honoring their influences such as John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and of course, The Greats William Clarke and Rod Piazza.
Eventually, "Big" Al's talent began to be noticed and praised by the veterans of the Milwaukee Blues community.  At 14 years old, he met and forged a long lasting friendship and collaboration with local Blues legend Reverend Raven.
Through the Reverend, "Big" Al has met, played with, and been apart of some of the biggest names of the Midwest Music Industry. He occasionally loans his talents to other local bands.
Having played in many top Wisconsin bands, "Big" Al not only adds West Coast Swing & Jazz to his unique sound, but remains completely TRUE to his Blues Roots.

Get It While It's Hot

понедельник, 22 июня 2020 г.

Glen Heald - Peyote

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 58:32
Size: 133,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. Waiting For The Devil - 6:01
2. Vietnam - 5:23
3. Texas Peyote - 8:20
4. Bringing Me Down - 3:37
5. Universal Law - 6:56
6. Decolonisation - 5:50
7. No Matter What I Do - 5:28
8. Back From Mars  - 6:08
9.  Our Mountain - 5:00
10.Lap Steel in Low B -  5:44

Glen Heald is an Australian guitarist and multi instrumental singer/songwriter who plays a mix of contemporary rock, fusion, blues, blues rock, folk and acoustic ballads. He is a fully independent Aboriginal recording artist who has written, recorded and produced eight solo albums.

Peyote 

Vernon Garrett - If You Can't Help Me Baby

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 29:07
Size: 75,2 MB
Label: White Enterprises Records
Styles: Funk / Soul/Blues
Art: Front+ Back

Tracks Listing:
1.If You Can't Help Me Baby - 4:25
2.Cross-Fire - 3:48
3.Lonely Lonely Night - 2:50
4.I Can't Work And Watch You Too - 3:48
5.Aim To Please - 3:28
6.Riches And Gold - 3:40
7.Johnnie Walker Red - 4:10
8.Blood Of My Blood - 2:58

Though a traditional soul singer in style, song content, and vocal approach, Vernon Garrett is actually a California-based performer. He has recorded for several labels, without much commercial luck, since the late '60s. His only R&B chart singles have been for Venture and ICA, both making the Top 40 but not rising past #33. The following musicians took part in the recording of this album:
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Soloman;Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Joe Campbell; Backing Vocals – Frank & James; Drums – Rick Flowers; Horns – L.A Horns;Keyboards – Rick Bolden;Keyboards, Bass, Drums – Joseph Fulton; Lead Guitar – Charlie Tuna; Rhythm Guitar, Bass – Gemi Taylor;Tenor Saxophone – Hollis Gilmore; Trombone – Buddie Clemmon;Trumpet – Mack Johnson;Vocals – Vernon Garrett.

If You Can't Help Me Baby

Legendary Blues Band – Money Talks

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 39:36
Size: 91,5 MB
Label: Wild Dog Blues
Styles: Electric Chicago Blues/Modern Electric Blues/Regional Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
1. Money Talks - 3:01
2. Easy Come - 4:25
3. Going Too Fast - 3:40
4. I Wonder - 5:00
5. Blue Shadows - 4:39
6. Sitting And Drinking -4:08
7. Lottery Blues - 3:59
8. Sock Juice - 3:02
9. Rock Me- 3:35
10. Woman's World - 4:25

Musicians:
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - vocals, drums;
Tony O., Wilson Phillips - guitar;
Ross Bond - harmonica;
Ken Smith - drums.

In June 1980, when Muddy Waters former backing musicians decided to quit, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (drums), Pinetop Perkins (piano), Louis Myers (harmonica/guitar), Calvin "Fuzz" Jones (bass guitar), and Jerry Portnoy (harmonica), formed the Legendary Blues Band. Later that year they appeared backing John Lee Hooker in the movie The Blues Brothers (1980). Smith was the only band member, besides Hooker, to appear onscreen in close-up. The following year, Dave Myers joined the others as a guitarist when they recorded their debut album, Life of Ease, on Rounder Records. Duke Robillard guested on their second release Red Hot 'n' Blue. With varying personnel over the years, the Legendary Blues Band recorded seven albums, Life of Ease, Red Hot 'n' Blue, Woke Up with the Blues (nominated for a W. C. Handy Award), Keepin' the Blues Alive, U B Da Judge, Prime Time Blues, and Money Talks, between 1981 to 1993. The Legendary Blues Band has toured with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton.The more recent recordings included Bill Flynn, Little Smokey Smothers, Nick Moss, and Madison Slim amongst others, although the rhythm section of Jones and Smith remained intact through to their final release in 1993.

Money Talks

Troy Redfern - Island

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time:  33:27
Size: 79,2 MB
Label: RED7 Records
Styles: Blues/ Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. Doin' Time - 2:58
2. Falling Down - 3:11
3. Call To Prayer - 4:20
4. John The Revelator - 4:43
5. Island - 2:53
6. Hallowed Ground - 4:32
7. Era's End - 3:52
8. Fighting Forms - 1:30
9. Lay My Body Down - 2:28
10. Emma - 2:55

It seems hard to believe that purveyor of savage, slide-slaughtering music Troy Redfern has, like the rest of us, been locked down. He’s put the time to good use though, using some of that valuable, introspective insight to create his very own Island. Over three weeks Troy has juggled all instruments needed for its formation, including his ’29 National Triolian and ’36 May Bell Parlour Guitar, alongside a whole catalogue of different rhythm, wind and vocal embellishments.
“Doing Time” tears a hole in the solitude, in true Troy style; abrasive vocals, violent rhythms, searing slide and cutting lyrics. Next up is an arguably gentler, acoustic approach to “Falling Down”, putting that old resonator to good use. Troy’s “falling down on his knees”, as the foot-stomping rhythm pummels forward under the distinctive Triolian lead.
Troy’s instrumental “Call To Prayer” conjures an ethereal and exotic landscape of intriguing imagery; a minaret floats on the horizon of a ranging desert, and aromatic spices fill the air. With plenty of atmospheric cymbals, finger picking and fleeting notes of a sax, this is a sound you’ll be happy to lose yourself in. Staying firmly in this surreal world, instrumental title track “Island” paints an image of sea-washed shores and Turner skies, a sort of stepping-stone between Pink Floyd and Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave”. “Hallowed Ground” pulls us back down to earth, with its gritty lyrics and traditional blues groove, as shadows reach out across this Island’s hallowed ground; a reflection of our own present-day dystopia. We find ourselves at “Era’s End”, an odd, unworldly sort of ’60’s Pong video game, with acoustic accompaniment! This 14-track invention is an eclectic soundscape, though I can’t overlook the traditional, acoustic Louisianan road shack-styled “Lay My Body Down”, or Troy’s slide-savaging, raw rendition of the glorious, “John The Revelator”. Plucked from the antisocial solitude into which mankind has been plunged, this is a thought-provoking selection of songs and sketches. It’s encouraging to see so many people investing this new time in reflection and hope for our future. Let’s all hope we see the return of live music from the likes of Troy Redfern.

Island

воскресенье, 21 июня 2020 г.

Rocks Push - Three Good Reasons For The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 49:02
Size: 114,5 MB
Label: Big Rock
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. Evil - 3:15
2. What'cha Gonna Do About It - 4:28
3. It's A Jungle Out There - 4:19
4. Rookwood Blues - 6:26
5. It's All Gonna Burn - 3:49
6. Say Mamma - 3:36
7. Hangin' Around - 2:52
8. Stranger - 3:08
9. Built For Comfort - 3:35
10. Where The Hell Was Jesus? - 4:02
11. Backdoor Man - 3:18
12. Treat Me Like A Dog - 3:11
13. I Hear You Knocking - 3:03

Musicians:
Pete Wells - vocals/bass;
Chris Turner -  vocals/guitar;
Rob Grosser - drums.

In mid 2003,  the late Rose Tattoo guitarist,  Pete Wells formed  the short lived blues rock band,  Rocks Push.  The band also featured the immensely experienced English born guitarist, Chris Turner,  and the great drummer from Adelaide, Australia,  Rob Grosser.  Again, as stated before on this blog,  it's great to hear these great musicians taking a break from the sometimes overpowering AOR sound,  and going back to the blues.  "Three Good Reasons For The Blues"  is a great album.  Terrific power blues rock played by three very experienced musicians.  As well as a few originals,  the album includes three Willie Dixon songs.  There is also a great version of the Samwell/Potter tune, "What'cha Gonna Do About It ", which interestingly enough was covered in 1966 by the British Small Faces band with Steve Marriott, and Ronnie Lane.  The late Pete Wells plays bass on this album. Chris Turner's guitar work, and Rob Grosser's  drumming is faultless.  "Three Good Reasons For The Blues" really rocks.  Try and listen to Pete Wells'  last recording,  "Bodgie Dada" album, which is a great collection of classic blues covers.  Tim Gaze & Rob Grosser's "River City Blues" album is also worth a listen,  as is Chris Turner's  'Guitar Stories Vol. 1' album.   Rob Grosser also played on The Hoochie Coochie Men's s/t alnum,  featuring Deep Purple's Jon Lord, which is electric / acoustic blues at it's best,  and well worth seeking out.

Three Good Reasons For The Blues 

The Legendary Blues Band - Red Hot 'N' Blue

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year:1983
Time: 34:11
Size: 98,6 MB
Label: Rounder(1994)
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
1. Money - 2:40
2. Crazy 'Bout That Thing - 3:05
3. I Almost Lost My Mind - 5:41
4. Streamlined Baby - 2:50
5. Do The Get Down - 2:36
6. Loverboy - 2:55
7. Come Back Baby - 3:15
8. How Long - 3:30
9. High Heel Sneakers - 3:39
10.Blues For Big Nate - 2:59

For their second album, the Legendary Blues Band -- featuring members of Muddy Waters backing band, including Pinetop Perkins, Peter Ward, Calvin Jones, Jerry Portnoy and Willie Smith -- nearly captured the big, powerful sound of Muddy at his peak. Perkins and Jones don't have the same presence as Waters, but they're fine vocalists in their own right, and the band itself has the same intoxicating rush that made such latter-day Muddy efforts as Hard Again so enjoyable. And that means that Red Hot 'N' Blue is as close to Waters as you're going to get without Muddy himself -- and that means it's one of the better Chicago blues records of its era.

Red Hot 'N' Blue

Darrell Nulisch - The Whole Truth

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 48:28
Size: 115,5 MB
Label: Severn Records
Styles: Funk/Soul/Blues/R&B/Modern Electric Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
1.There Goes That Train - 4:33
2.Stop Thinking Take (Start Thinking Give) - 3:16
3.There It Is - 4:14
4.I'm a Lover - 3:50
5.At-Cha-Mama-Nims - 4:35
6.Telephone Blues - 3:54
7.One Night Lover - 4:21
8.Like Reed - 3:43
9.Love Me Like You Mean It - 3:16
10.There's a Sad Story Here -04:53
11.Wait for Me - 3:29
12. Lyla Tov (Good Night) - 4:18

This disc blurs the boundaries between soul music and the blues even further for this hot Texas singer, who was raised in the Dallas area listening to all that Texas has to offer. Now based in Boston, this singer runs the whole gamut of emotions with his experienced and well-traveled tenor voice. He has also put together a crack band that stays with the song wherever it goes. Be it deep-down Chicago-style blues as on "At-Cha-Mama-Nims," a harmonica-driven instrumental, which he penned with his long time bassist, Steve Gomes; or the fantastic cover of R.C. Hammond's "There Goes That Train," a slow Southern soul/blues cut that leads off this disc. Nulisch has served his time and his resume is impressive, being the singer both for Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters and for Anson Funderburg and the Rockets, as well as his own band Texas Heat. He is well-traveled, and his voice is expressive, capable of wringing out all the emotional angst that there is to be had in a song. His harp work is better than average and truly shines on "Like Reed." The album stays together very well until you come to the last cut, "Lyla Tov (Good Night)," a jazzy noodling that seems out of place. Also this disc gives notice that Jon Moeller, who handles the guitar work, is going to a force to be reckoned with in the future. Just give a listen to George "Harmonica" Smith's "Telephone Blues" and try to convince someone that this sizzling work won't be shining somewhere in the future. The band is good and does justice to the fine material picked out for your aural pleasure.

The Whole Truth

Sam Barlow - Faith In The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 49:51
Size: 114,1 MB
Label: Montrose Records
Styles: Rock/Electric Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Sittin In The Jailhouse - 3:18
2.Faith In The Blues - 4:22
3. Breaker Box Blues -  6:53
4.My Babe -  3:23
5. But, We Know -  3:39
6. Can't Take Another You -  5:11
7.Get Off Me -  3:52
8. Soul  On A Rail -  3:55
9. My Little Lady - 5:13
10. Street Blues - 2:45
11. Gonna Make Her My Baby - 2:55
12. Valentine Special - 4:24

Sam Barlow is a 26 year old virtuoso guitarist, harmonicist, and vocalist based out of West Texas. Sam "cut his teeth" in Austin, Texas, playing popular Blues/ Rock styles and had the opportunity to sit in with legends such as Jimmie Vaughan and Elvin Bishop. In 2010, Sam's electrifying performance style captured first place in the El Paso "King Of The Blues" guitar competition sponsored by GC...

Faith In The Blues

суббота, 20 июня 2020 г.

Matt Edwards - Follow The Plan

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 38:32
Size: 88,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Whole Heap Of Trouble - 5:51
2.Be Free - 4:39
3. Hearing Poems - 6:04
4.Standing In A Storm - 6:30
5. What Else You Gonna Do? (Feat. Mitch Laddie) - 5:48
6. Under A Leash - 6:15
7. Poor Man's Lie - 3:20

Matt Edwards is one hugely talented singer/musician. This is a great debut album that will grow in value as he rises in the music industry. He writes his own songs, is a very tasty guitar player, influenced by the blues but his music is so varied there's something here for everyone. He has a great voice, and with a new album coming out as well (an absolute cracker of a follow up), this young man deserves to be as big as Joe Bonamassa, here this and you'll see what I mean. The sound of this as I say debut set is top drawer all the way. Live well, you got to catch him. Saw him supporting Buddy Whittington where he was simply amazing, then at a festival again another great set, this is definitely one very fine and exiting talent your going to hear much more of.A great debut, some superb songs by one highly talented musician, !

Follow The Plan

Matt Edwards & The Lonely - Leave The Bottle

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 43:52
Size: 100,5 MB
Label: Rumble Seat Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. This Ain't Love - 03:07
2. Come Up Swinging - 04:49
3. Don't Wanna Drink Alone- 02:30
4. Debt- 03:52
5. Let Me In - 03:10
6. Smoke - 03:35
7. Rock & Roll - 03:32
8. Girl - 04:35
9. Kiss - 03:54
10.Clinton- 02:55
11.You Don't Know Lonely- 04:26
12.City - 03:24

Matt Edwards is a singer/songwriter who shares his life experiences like a drunken prophet preaching of life, love and loss. Edwards has a great rasp, a solid wail, enough twang and drawl to straddle the line between country and rock (and it is most definitely both), one that is to his credit and will appeal to a wider audience of southern true believers and Austin and NW alt-country lovers.Backed up by The Lonely, a tight, punk-blues driven rhythm section and exceptional yet tasteful guitar talent, Matt Edwards brings a raucous, diversified sound to any venue. Too country for rock, too rock for country, Matt Edwards & The Lonely defies classification but brings an indelible, undeniable sound that any audience will remember.Give them a beer and ten minutes, and 2 hours and a 6 pack later you won't have scratched the surface.

Leave The Bottle

Larry Lampkin - Funky Blues Man

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 36:55
Size: 85,6 Mb
Label: Kaint Kwit Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. Funky Blues Man - 3:34
2. Love The One You Love - 4:02
3. Weekend Blues Party - 3:43
4. Let Our Love Flow -  4:24
5. Jinx -  3:14
6. The Good Old Days -  3:17
7. Love Of Your Life - 3:21
8. Stuck In A Situation -  3:44
9. Eleanor -  3:42
10.Looking So Good - 3:52

LARRY LAMPKIN is an American blues musician from Fort Worth, Texas. He is a passionate songwriter who writes about everyday life experiences. He is a unique guitarist and vocalist who performs from the soul. He is greatly influenced by the Delta, Chicago and Texas blues from which he has crafted his own soulful, funky rock blues style. He has released two CDs titled “When I Get Home” and “The Blues Is Real.” Both CDs received immense air play and positive reviews from prestigious international and national media. There is no doubt that Larry Lampkin is committed to delivering the ultimate experience to the fans of blues music with his latest release "Funky Blues Man."

Funky Blues Man 

D Man - Blues...Off The Neck

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 41:25
Size: 94,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. Silver Plated Lincoln - 2:56
2. Rear View (Feat. Danny Hord) - 2:52
3. I Hate To See You Go - 5:08
4. Way To Lay You Down (Feat. Danny Hord) - 5:07
5. Bony Maronie - 3:14
6. Bad Habit (Feat. Easy Mark) -3:38
7. Ain't Enough Whiskey (Feat. Manuel Grimaldi) - 8:33
8. I Just Can't Make It - 2:33
9. Off The Neck - 3:35
10. Come On - 3:24

Working for a dream that will come true eventually. Came home . Quick shower. Poured myself a whiskey while this is playing in the background. I don t know what s so special about blues. But it makes me see the whole world and sometimes the future in a song. Is 100% art. Because there is no limitation to your imagination when you listen to blues. Everyone can create their own story . And everyone can dream with their eyes open while listening to it!

Blues...Off The Neck

Geezer - Groovy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:36
Size: 104,5 MB
Label: Heavy Psych Sounds
Styles: Heavy Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. Dig -  05:08
2. Atlas Electra -  06:14
3. Dead Soul Scroll -  05:30
4. Awake -  05:38
5. Groovy  - 04:19
6. Drowning On Empty - 04:17
7. Slide Mountain - 05:00
8. Black Owl - 09:26

Heavy psych,stoner, retro rock, 70, vintage rock,psychedelic rock, proto rock, sludge, doom/
Groovy brings a jam-ready mentality together with sharp-edged songcraft. The material is united by that central undercurrent – timeless and undeniable. “We spent the better part of a year jamming, developing ideas and fine tuning arrangements,” Harrington informs. “This is the first time since the self-titled record that we took the time to really flesh out song structures, tempos, etc. I always talk about the ‘three pillars’ of the Geezer sound: heavy, trippy and groovy. With this album, some songs are heavy, some are trippy, but they ALL had to be groovy.” Regardless of tempo, mood, or any other theme that might show up in the songs, Groovy is a love-letter to groove itself, and in paying that homage, Geezer have discovered the truest reality of themselves yet. Whatever else groovy is, it’s them.

Groovy

Buffalo Fuzz - Vol. II

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:36
Size: 94,2 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Heavy Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.The Reaper - 03:15
2.Black Sheep Blues - 02:43
3.I'm On Fire - 02:31
4.Bad Circulation - 04:42
5.Buffalo Stomp - 03:55
6.Can't Find My Home - 03:23
7.Too Young To Die - 04:05
8.Sunshine Of Your Love - 04:18
9.Hole In My Heart - 05:42
10.My Cosmic Love - 04:37
11.Reaper Reprise - 00:59

Buffalo Fuzz is a tough-toned, supremely distorted heavy blues/rock duo from Minnesota that gets it done the hard way on its latest release Volume II. The record drops June 5th, 2020 and is overloaded with gritty blues/stoner/doom tracks that hit harder than expected. Jared Zachary (guitar, lead vocals) and Jake Allan (drums, backing vocals) are a two-man groove factory in the Black Sabbath mode, kicking out power-chord-and-drum jams topped with wailing vocals that often deal with themes of life and death. Sadly, those themes hit way too close to home in this case, as drummer Allan took his own life a month after completing these recording sessions.After Allan’s loss, Buffalo Fuzz ground to a halt and the 11 tracks laid down for Volume II were shelved for many months until remaining band member Zachary was able to return to them. He finally finished the mixes of these songs captured on the exact same Studer tape machine that recorded Nirvana’s In Utero and now we can hear the greatness the two men achieved. This was to be the second Buffalo Fuzz release, a record full of growth and future promise. Instead, it’s become a posthumous tribute to what could have been and lets the world hear Zachary and Allan’s final sessions together. It’s a tremendously powerful set that digs deep into the human condition and the existential despair of the blues.Volume II goes hard from the first needle drop on the opening song “The Reaper.” It’s an uptempo shuffle but this is the furthest thing from a party record you’re likely to hear this year. The track, like the whole album, comes off as a lamentation. Zachary and Allen tap into the angst and darkness at the heart of blues music like two 21st Century Robert Johnsons. They rock hard and exhale the pain of living in every note and word. The chorus is bone-chilling and unsettling below its driving rhythm and the two men wail their vocal harmonies as if Ol’ Scratch were really chasing them down.The journey continues with the outsider anthem “Black Sheep Blues.” It’s a big blast of timeless riff rock and the raw-nerve energy of someone who is always on the outside looking in. Zachary’s voice swims in reverb and soars over the track’s primal pocket. Buffalo Fuzz is undoubtedly the biggest-sounding rock duo of all time and this song displays the stadium-sized thrills the pair were capable of.“I’m On Fire” is moody and full of a smoldering intensity aimed squarely at the female object of a man’s desire. Jared and Jake harmonize powerfully while conjuring a below-the-belt groove that leaves little to the mind’s eye. The raw vulnerability of this band is the spark that drives its wheels, pulls you into its world, and makes you understand. There’s nothing forced or phony here and the two men hold nothing back. They mean every second of this record and cut through the plastic cheese that currently passes for rock music like a samurai sword.“Buffalo Stomp” is a commanding hard rock song with an apocalyptic vibe that fits the zeitgeist of our ongoing pandemic experience exceptionally well. “You’ll feel it shaking through the ground when the buffalo puts his foot down” Zachary sings with an intimidating intent that will make you stop and contemplate if we’re really facing the end. The drums and guitars rage and roar, defining the track’s ragged glory.Deeper into Volume II, Zachary and Allen surprise listeners with a totally sludged-out take on Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” that’s slow, heavy, and spectacular. Imagine Ozzy and Iommi writing this instead of Clapton and Bruce and you’ll get it. Be sure to also spin “Bad Circulation” and “Too Young To Die.” Buffalo Fuzz is/was a rock band with truly legendary potential and Volume II is proof positive of that fact. Hopefully, Zachary will find a way to continue the group, as this is the kind of music that touches lives and creates forever fans. Play these tracks loud and revel in their catharsis.

Volume 

пятница, 19 июня 2020 г.

Mick Clarke - Mo'blues'n'boogie Vol. 1

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 18:12
Size: 41,7 MB
Label: Rockfold Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Blues All Day Long - 05:39
2.Used To Do - 04:20
3.Sitting On Top Of The World  - 04:37
4.Rat Trap - 03:33

A free promotional download of the EP "Mo'blues'n'boogie Vol.1", released 19 June 2020. Includes the previously released single "Used To Do" and three new tracks. My version of the Jimmy Rogers classic "Blues All Day Long" and the evergreen "Sitting On Top Of The World". Plus "Rat Trap" with Dangerous Dave Newman on the harp. These EP and single releases will be collated into an album release before the end of the year. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy the music! Keep Rockin' , Mick.

Mo'blues'n'boogie Vol. 1 

Bridget Kelly Band - Dark Spaces

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 67:56
Size: 155,5 MB
Label: Alpha Sun Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1.Free Me - 4:59
2. Sky's the Limit - 4:22
3.Dark Spaces - 5:17
4.Find My Way Back Home - 3:42
5. Someone to Hold on To -4:36
6.Things About to Change - 5:38
7.Sometimes You Gotta Dance - 5:33
8.Moments-6:24
9.In the Spirit (Souls in the River)- 3:46
10.No Use in Tryin'- 6:52
11.Back Seat Love- 4:25
12.Southern Wind- 4:53
13.Your Days Are Numbered- 7:23

Bridget Kelly Band is excited to announce the release of their much-anticipated 6th album on Alpha Sun Records. All original tracks, co-written by Bridget Kelly & Tim Fik. Enjoy! It's the Sacred Space in your heart when you're in crises and carry pain that others may not see. That empty feeling, when life requires you to keep going and you'll have to push through to the other side. The songs focus on optimism and that with God, positive thinking, and perhaps even dancing, you can get through anything. I can't think of a more perfect time for optimism. Stay well and know that you're loved!

Dark Spaces

Don Bryant - You Make Me Feel


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 38:14
Size: 129,5 MB
Label: Fat Possum Records
Styles: Soul/Soul Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
1. Your Love Is To Blame - 3:24
2. 99 Pounds - 2:55
3. Is It Over - 4:30
4. I Die A Little Each Day - 2:51
5. Don't Turn Your Back On Me - 4:01
6. Your Love Is Too Late - 3:55
7. I'll Go Crazy - 3:59
8. Cracked Up Over You - 3:12
9. A Woman's Touch - 5:14
10. Walk All Over God's Heaven - 4:10

On his second release since returning to solo soul stardom, Bryant capitalizes off the success of his 2017 release Don’t Give Up on Love. On his newest album You Make Me Feel, he’s also reaching back into his own catalog, with a fresh take on songs he wrote long ago.From reprises of his own songs such as Don’t Turn Your Back on Me and I’ll Go Crazy, Bryant finds new emotions within himself to share, alongside a cover of Little Junior Parker’s Cracked Up Over You, which Don admits he forgot he wrote after so many years of contributing to other artists’ catalogs. Most touching, however, is a new version of 99 Lbs., in which Don sings about his loving wife, as she no longer sings about herself. In addition to giving new life to his classic material, Bryant’s latest collection includes new, never released songs, such as the heart wrenching ode Is It Over and the soul stirring dance tune Your Love is to Blame. Though he took several decades before returning to his love for soul music, Bryant says this album is a part of perfect timing for his heart, spirit and craft.

You Make Me Feel

вторник, 16 июня 2020 г.

Jim Weider's Project Percolator - Pulse

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 56:30
Size: 129,5 MB
Label: Moon Haw Records
Styles: Jazz Rock / Jam Band / Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Squirrels In Paris - 6:05
 2. Pulse - 5:35
 3. No Exit Strategy - 4:39
 4. Dreamline - 6:40
 5. Release Yourself - 5:01
 6. Talking With You - 4:14
 7. Motivator - 5:13
 8. Green Zone - 5:07
 9. Man Cry - 7:29
10. Two Worlds intro - 1:11
11. Two Worlds - 5:13

Musicians:
Jim Weider - Guitar;
Rodney Holmes - Drums;
Mitch Stein - Guitar;
Steve Lucas - Bass.
Also Featuring:
Sam Butler- Lead Background Vocal;
Sam Butler the third and Samia Butler - Background Vocals;
Chris Cameron (Hambone) - Organ and Clavinet;
Danny Louis - Organ and Rhodes Piano.

If you love music that is "in the moment",PULSE is a must listen! If you have a chance to see/hear Jim Weider's Project Percolator live they WILL take your breath away. Here with Pulse, you can hear why. This is a diverse group of top notch musicians who together meld their talents into a cohesive,dynamic sound, which like the best music, will take you along for the journey. The talent in this band is prodigious! This is ensemble playing at it's finest. Jim Weider and Mitch Stein on guitars,both encompass gorgeous tone, and play with both subtlety and fire as the songs evolve. Steve Lucas is a bass players bass player,the foundation sauce for this stew. You get Rodney Holmes on drums,one of the finest, most creative and powerful drummers on the scene today;he stirs the stew. This is music that is both layered and accessible and as a group they create ,together, music in which they very much communicate, as the grooves evolve. These are not songs as much as they are journeys! Pick up Pulse and go for the ride. I reckon you'll enjoy!!!

Pulse

Vince Hawkins & Company Slave - Vince Hawkins & Company Slave

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 49:07
Size: 112,9 MB
Label: Grooveyard Records
Styles: Classic Rock/Hard Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Gods Made Love - 3:17
 2. Goin` To The South Side - 2:54
 3. Three Kings - 3:39
 4. It`s Time - 4:19
 5. Peace On Earth - 5:01
 6. Is Love - 3:13
 7. Medusa`s Dream - 4:18
 8. Ashes In My Whiskey - 5:22
 9. Big City Blues - 3:00
10. My Ship - 5:35
11. Cathouse - 8:21

Awesome debut studio disc by this bad-ass, killer, blues-based heavy guitar power trio axeripper from Canada. VINCE HAWKINS & COMPANY SLAVE dig deep & rip it hard @ this solid set of brain-damaging, get-down, retro-70s, six string mojo/riffage that will rock your good jam:house into the ground. Highly recommended to fans of HENDRIX, TROWER & FRANK MARINO.

Vince Hawkins & Company Slave

Muddy What? - Blues For You (Live)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 65:32
Size: 150,2 MB
Label: Howlin' Who Records
Styles: Blues/Funky Blues/ Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. If Trouble Was Money - 6:40
 2. Day Of The Locusts - 7:11
 3. Blue Trailer Blues - 5:33
 4. Haven't Seen You For A While - 8:15
 5. Your Life Is Broken - 5:35
 6. If Not For You - 6:41
 7. Down By The River - 4:53
 8. Blues For You - 9:05
 9. If Six Was Nine - 7:43
10. Mandorient - 3:52

In June 2020, the new blues trio released their third album, finally fulfilling their wish. The right title: "Blues For You".
The album is a collection of ten songs, all played live and on stage in front of cheering audiences. And the band is really accelerating! Michi Lang on drums, Fabian Spang on vocals, guitar and electric Dobro and Ina Spang on lead guitar and mandolin heat up the audience.
The first song is a funky version of "If Trouble Was Money". And with wah-wah sound, dynamic beats and an exuberant improvisation section it is clear from the start: The band moves freely in their music, is detached from conventional and one-dimensional expectations of the blues. And so creates her very own "New Blues". The soulful reinterpretation of Dylan's song "Day Of The Locusts" as a touching ballad or the earthy original composition "Blue Trailer Blues" find the trademark sound, the MUDDY WHAT? among many other peculiarities.
The title song "Blues For You" shows how much the three musicians have grown together with a feeling for the blues. A melancholic, long lament with energetic and powerful vocals, with triplets that bring you into a trance and with soulful, snotty solos by the lead guitarist. With seemingly never-ending intensity, the song increases until eventually everything finally gives in to the feeling of the mighty blues. MUDDY WHAT? but then immediately with her pushing version of Jimi Hendrix's "If Six Was Nine". With pulsating electric guitar sounds, vehement vocals and hidden hip-hop beats, the inner eye sees the audience dancing ecstatically.
You can clearly hear, not least from the encore (a percussive oriental-style composition with the title "Mandorient" with mandolin and dobro), that the three young musicians do not fit into the "usual blues scheme", but do what they want to do they like. And only rely on feeling and feeling for each other. And how well that ultimately arrives in front of the stage can even be heard thanks to the live recording on this album.
“Blues For You” captured all of this in one flow: the uninterrupted dynamism and the stimulating tension between musicians and audience during a live concert.

Blues For You (Live)

The Righteous Blues Band - He Gave Us Freedom

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 52:27
Size: 120,9 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Electric Blues / Christian Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. He Gave Us Freedom - 6:09
 2. Amen, Jesus Is Lord - 4:28
 3. He's The King Of Kings - 3:32
 4. He Washed My Blues Away - 3:31
 5. Take Me Higher - 5:42
 6. The Truth, The Life, The Way - 3:54
 7. Yes, I'm Redeemed - 2:50
 8. 1 John 4:4 Song - 3:03
 9. Talkin 'Bout Grace - 3:28
10. Have Faith, Will Travel - 3:22
11. Living Proof - 3:29
12. A Little Bit Funky - 3:30
13. He Gave Us Freedom! (Acoustic - Bonus Song) - 5:23

Christian Blues Band formed in Jan 2012. We plan to use our music to help spread the message of The Gospel of Jesus and bring glory to God while have a great time playing some good music.
Band Members:
Terry Hartley - Guitar/Vocals
Jay Hubbard - Guitar/Vocals
Benny Strong - Bass/Vocals
Matt Coomer - Drums
Suzanne Carpenter - Keyboard/Vocals
Here is some info about The Righteous Blues Band and our music ministry...
1. We play for God's glory, not our own.
2. We use the talents that God has given us to further His Kingdom by trying to reach the lost with our style of music.
3. None of us in the band personally make ANY money from the band and have each put our own money into getting the band started and also getting the first CD made.
4. CD/merchandise sales - The money we get for any merchandise sales all goes into the band account to help fund our ministry.
5. We have NEVER asked to be paid for any place we have played. If we play somewhere and people want to take an offering or bless us in some way we do not turn down a blessing, but it is certainly not required.
6. Any money we receive as a blessing for playing somewhere goes into the band account.
7. We have and will continue to tithe back to our churches from what God has blessed us with in the band.
I thank you all for your continued support for me and the band...God bless you all.

He Gave Us Freedom

The Buddy Whittington Band - A Bag Full Of...Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 60:27
Size: 138,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Black Cat Bone - 4:54
 2. Jacksboro Highway - 4:58
 3. Maydell - 4:30
 4. Runnin' Blue - 5:15
 5. Hideaway Medley - 7:11
 6. Awestruck And Spellbound - 4:13
 7. Sportin' Life - 8:14
 8. Tailspin - 3:20
 9. Help Me Through The Day - 8:21
10. Pieces And Parts - 5:42
11. You Upsets Me - 3:45

Musicians:
Buddy Whittington - Guitars & Vocals
Roger Cotton - Keyboards
Pete Stroud - Bass
Darby Todd - Drums
Mike Gage - Drums

It all started in 2000, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers together with Peter Green’s Splinter Group began a series of tours across the UK, America and Europe. Mayall has described Buddy as “possibly the greatest Bluesbreaker of them all”. Hailing from Fort Worth Texas, Buddy spent fifteen years playing alongside Mayall and some of the biggest names in Blues. His performances and song writing skills didn’t go unnoticed and he eventually released his solo album.At the same time, Splinter Group’s Roger Cotton and Pete Stroud spent many years working alongside Peter Green, up until Green’s departure. In 2008 Mayall disbanded the Bluesbreakers line-up, releasing Buddy to further his solo career and...“THE BUDDY WHITTINGTON BAND” was born.
This album was recorded live in the studio over two days at the end of the band’s May and November UK tours. Many of the songs included are by popular demand from our live repertoire, along with some new Blues... What initially started off as a record for us is now ‘A Bag Full Of Blues’ for you…

A Bag Full Of...Blues

понедельник, 15 июня 2020 г.

The Juke Joint Highball - She Ain't Here: A Tribute to R.L. Burnside

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 31:39
Size: 72,6 MB
Label: Gitcha Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Goin' Down South - 3:52
 2. Long Haired Doney - 5:23
 3. Go To Jail - 3:38
 4. Jumper On The Line - 3:51
 5. See What My Buddy Done - 3:39
 6. Poor Black Mattie - 3:58
 7. Heaven Sittin' Down - 3:02
 8. Snake Drive - 4:12

Grant Sabin is unquestionably one of the hardest working musicians around, playing with abandon at large and small venues throughout Colorado and beyond. As a solo artist Grant has captivated audiences for years with his raw voice, intense stage presence, and one-man band approach to creating music with slide guitar, harmonica, and stomp box. As a band leader, Grant turns the volume up to 11.

She Ain't Here: A Tribute to R.L. Burnside