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четверг, 30 июля 2020 г.

The General Maynyrd Band - The General Maynyrd Band

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 50:50
Size: 118,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Talkin' To My Fish - 5:40
 2. Sinner - 3:35
 3. You're The Type - 3:41
 4. Catch A Pirogue - 3:42
 5. Trouble Is My Business - 4:32
 6. Can't Stop Rockin' - 5:21
 7. Glad To See You - 6:31
 8. General Schmang - 5:15
 9. Alligator Freak Show - 5:44
10. No End - 6:45

The General Maynyrd Band (not to be confused with Maynards, who make delicious wine gums) are a hodgepodge of musicians from other projects who have come together to create a beautiful, psych-rock lovechild. Hailing from San Francisco, the septet of veteran rockers consists of Daniel Erik, Dave Combs, Will Kyriazis, Dan Ingberman, Tom Relling, Patrick Shields and Drew Southern, all coming from bands such as Hibbity Dibbity and Crooked Flower. When songs were created that didn’t necessarily fit into their previous musical ensembles, The General Maynyrd Band became a safe haven for such tracks. The self-titled album opens with “Talkin’ to my Fish” in which every instrument works both together and against each other to create a musical stutter that sounds like a heartbeat out of rhythm.  Eventually, the track effortlessly glides into some smooth, 70s-esque psychedelic rock, the kind that sounds like it could be something your grandparents would play on the oldies station in their car, yet simultaneously is still fresh and new.  With touches of funk and hints of soul, The General Maynyrd Band is a throwback while still being brand new. It’ll make you want to purchase some bell bottoms and grow out one of those disgusting 70’s mustaches in the best way possible. It’s a powerful debut album that’s noticeably been polished and refined to perfection while still staying true to the heart of the album, giving a professional sound that many bands wish their first albums had.

The General Maynyrd Band

Johnny Moeller - Johnny's Blues Aggregation

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 40:21
Size: 93,3 MB
Label:  Dallas Blues Society
Styles: Blues/Texas Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Oh Baby Oh - 2:22
 2. Mistreated - 2:42
 3. Mama, The Way You Look Tonight - 3:20
 4. Thinking - 2:56
 5. Bak'N'Forf - 3:22
 6. Let's Get High - 2:03
 7. Your Turn To Cry - 3:25
 8. Stagger Lee - 4:06
 9. You Got Me Crying - 3:58
10. Slingin' Hash - 3:34
11. Worried Life Blues - 5:32
12. J's Scratcher - 2:55

Johnny Moeller - Guitar;
Homer Henderson - Rhythm guitar, vocals;
Mike Keller, Johnny Bradley - Upright bass;
Matt Farrell - Piano, vocals;
Shawn Pittman - Piano and vocals(1 track);
Jason Moeller - Drums, vocals.

Texas guitarist Johnny Moeller's second release is a fine combination of originals and well picked covers performed by a talented and seasoned group. The support work is performed by Moeller's brother--Jason on drums, Matt Farrell on piano (currently with the Keller Brothers Band), Johnny Bradley on upright bass (currently playing with Louann Barton) and Shawn Pittman on piano and vocals. The music is high energy which blends modern blues with swing and a 50's style rock beat. As blues continues to reinvent itself, it is not uncommon to hear a blend of several, sometimes seemingly akward styles. If there is low point on the cd it has to be the cover of Stagger Lee. While Moeller's interpretation seems fresh, it seems to lose a little in the interpretation. Anyway, if this cd is any indication of things to come, Moeller certainly seems to be one to watch.

Johnny's Blues Aggregation

среда, 29 июля 2020 г.

The Frank Jordan Group - Hard To Play The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 67:54
Size: 155,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. You're A Killer -  4:35
 2. Murder On My Mind -  6:37
 3. Milk Chocolate Mama (Fast Vers) -  3:29
 4. You Won't Do Right -  4:47
 5. Milk Chocolate Mama ( Slow Vers) -  8:42
 6. Mistreatment Blues -  6:01
 7. Cornbread Shuffle -  5:16
 8. In Case You Want To Know - 11:29
 9. For The Love Of You - 10:29
10. Hard To Play The Blues -  6:24

The Frank Jordan Group was a Texas Style Blues band from Columbus, IN. The band was started by Frank Jordan, guitar and vocals, Doug Dishman, Bass, and Chad Monk, Drums. The FJG received large radio airplay from Columbus and surrounding areas. They also played at numerous clubs and bars including the legendary Slippery Noodle Inn in Indianapolis, IN. Even though the FJG didn't "make it" in the music business, they still had enormous success. The album, Hard To Play The Blues, was recorded at The Medicine Lodge Studio in Greenwood, IN in early 1998 with funds from the bands gigs. It is now available for anyone to enjoy as it should be. It is an exceptional example of outstanding musicianship. Amazingly, the band recorded this album in just two days. Seven songs the first day and three the second. Most of what is heard, was recorded in just one take. The album was recorded live, meaning no overdubbing of any kind.

Hard To Play The Blues

вторник, 28 июля 2020 г.

Bonnie Lee - Sweetheart Of The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 60:07
Size: 137,8 MB
Label: Delmark Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Baby, What You Want Me To Do - 4:23
 2. Walking Blues - 3:50
 3. I Love You Baby - 3:45
 4. That's All Right - 5:39
 5. I Need Your Love So Bad - 5:01
 6. Since I Fell For You - 6:17
 7. If You Be My Baby - 4:36
 8. Breakin' Up Somebody's Home - 4:22
 9. Ocean Of Tears - 3:09
10. Got The Blues 'Bout My Baby - 6:40
11. Next Time You See Me - 4:03
12. Change Your Mind - 4:45
13. Give Me All Your Lovin' - 3:32

Bonnie Lee cut her first full-length album, Sweetheart of the Blues, in 1995, nearly 30 years after she established herself as a staple of the Chicago scene. During those years, she sang constantly, and it's clear from the first note that this album is the work of a seasoned pro. Lee pretty much sticks to standards like "Baby, What You Want Me to Do," "Walking Blues" and "That's All Right," but that's all right, because it gives her the opportunity to wail. And wail she does, proving she's a fine soul-blues vocalist, capable of great things. She doesn't reach greatness here, but Sweetheart of the Blues is a classy set of Chicago blues. It's just too bad that it took her so long to cut the record.

Sweetheart Of The Blues

CD Woodbury - World's Gone Crazy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 60:42
Size: 139,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Follow the River Home - 3:17
 2. Walk Around Music - 2:41
 3. I Didn't Know - 3:52
 4. Emerald City Blues - 4:29
 5. Memphis Heat - 3:27
 6. World's Gone Crazy - 5:02
 7. South of South Hill - 5:27
 8. Can't Eat That Stuff No More - 5:52
 9. Wang Dang Doodle - 3:55
10. Last Go Round - 5:40
11. Adeline - 4:47
12. Hey Joe - 7:44
13. Preacher and the President - 4:22

CD Woodbury developed a reputation as a sideman on the Pacific NW blues scene. He founded his own band in 2009 and released his debut Sunbanks Live! In 2010; resulting in winning the first of his eleven Washington Blues Society “Best of The Blues” awards and the moniker “The Northwest’s Best Kept Secret”. In 2013 his studio follow-up The CD Woodbury Band’s “Monday Night!” earned them an appearance at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. In 2018 Woodbury suffered hand surgery and some other health issues but returned to the IBC in 2020 where they were twice a finalist for “Best Self-Produced CD”. The band returns on “World’s Gone Crazy” set for release on July 24th, 2020. The current line-up includes Woodbury, guitar and lead vocals; Seattle’s Patrick McDanel (who played with everyone from Mel Torme, to Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers), bass and backing vocals; Don Montana, drums and backing vocals; and Mike Marinig, keyboards, saxophones and backing vocals. The album was recorded by Chris Rahm at the Robert Lang Studios in Seattle. The thirteen track recording includes eight originals; five by Woodbury, and three more co-written with members of the band. Woodbury proves himself a skillful songwriter and guitarist. A four part acapella intro opens Woodbury’s hill stompin’ “Follow The River Home” with some great slide. The witty and swingin’ “Walk Around Music” tells the story about how sweet soul music inspired Woodbury to “move his big ol’ body around”. Woodbury pays tribute to the city of Seattle on “Emerald City Blues”; and to his time on Beale Street with “Memphis Heat”. My favorite however, has to be Woodbury’s hilarious narrative on “Can’t Eat That Stuff No More”. The latter is so good I played it several times before continuing. Both the title track “World’s Gone Crazy”, and “South of South Hill” are written by Woodbury and the band, with additional help from D’Amour. “I Didn’t Know” is from D’Amour and McDanel. Five more selected covers are included.
Willie Dixon’s classic “Wang Dang Doodle” was first recorded by Howlin’ Wolf in 1961, and re-recorded by Koko Taylor in 1966; on this new version drummer Montana takes the lead vocal. Sung by Woodbury “Last Go Round” is a slow shuffle written by Tad Robinson and John P. Bean and the title track to Robinson’s 1998 Delmark album. “Adeline” is a tune from fellow Northwest bluesman Kevin Andrew Sutton. “Hey Joe” written by Billy Roberts was the first single for Jimi Hendrix, and was recorded many times most notably by The Byrds, and The Shadows of Night. “The Preacher and The President” written by Joe Louis Walker, during Bill Clinton’s 1998 Impeachment, was the title track off of Walker’s 1998 album on Verve Records. These are great versions. This recording should help establish CD Woodbury as a talent worth following on the national scene. Better check him out.

World's Gone Crazy

Levi De Ville - Outtakes Series

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 65:57
Size: 151,3 MB
Label: Waylon Weaver
Styles: Rock/Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Time Says - 3:17
 2. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind - 4:50
 3. You And Me - 4:08
 4. Whatcha Want To Do - 4:00
 5. To Be With You - 3:32
 6. Hangin' Round - 3:37
 7. Hope - 4:06
 8. Spell On My Mind - 3:49
 9. All Over The World - 5:32
10. I've Tried So Hard - 2:34
11. Heartbreak Blues - 6:35
12. It Takes Me Back - 4:18
13. We Need Love - 3:42
14. Tell Me Why - 4:17
15. You Shine - 4:39
16. You And I - 2:53

Levi De-Ville, formally known as Waylon Weaver, is a singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Mississippi. Specializing in Blues, Rock, and Country, he has made a name for himself performing along side legends such as the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Marlon Hunter (producer for Little Richard and Prince). Levi started out playing drums at the age of 10 and picked up the guitar at the age of 14. He joined a band at the age of 16 called Blues Berry Jam with his dad. Later he joined a band with Freddie Hughes. After years of working with other bands Levi stepped out on his own and formed a band called Triple Threat with his brother on bass and Jeff Nickelson on drums. Levi began to record his own original songs at the age of 17. He has been working for 20+ years writing and recording his own songs, performing every instrument on all of his songs. Levi’s career began to take off after winning the best new talent award from BMI at a showcase in Nashville TN. Levi De-Ville has a sound steeped in southern tradition, hard driving rock’n’roll and blues.

Outtakes Series

пятница, 24 июля 2020 г.

Bottle Up & Go! - Baby's Back In Town

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 46:57
Size: 108,3 MB
Label: Wolf Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Can´t Hold Out - 2:32
 2. Gambler - 3:05
 3. Sweet Loving Thang - 2:25
 4. Bloody Murder - 5:03
 5. I Wanna Hug You - 2:08
 6. Can´t Feel The Blues - 3:11
 7. Baby´s Back In Town - 2:45
 8. She´s Tuff - 2:30
 9. One Bourbon - 3:43
10. Let Me Love You - 3:35
11. Same Thing - 4:11
12. If It´s Too Late - 2:38
13. Watch Your Step - 3:29
14. Tear Came Rolling Down - 5:36

Bottle Up & Go is a Bluesband from Vienna, who learned a lot from Bluesmasters like Luther Allison, Louisiana Red or Magic Slim. They opened the show for these giants and learned what a great Bluesshow is. “Can´t hold out”, “Let me love you” and “She´s tuff” are the best songs.

Baby's Back In Town

Kilborn Alley Blues Band - Put It In The Alley

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 58:53
Size: 135,0 MB
Label: Blue Bella Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Your Next Baby's Daddy - 3:32
 2. Tales From The Alley - 5:04
 3. The Blues Take Me In - 3:49
 4. Thousand Miles - 4:42
 5. Soldier Blues - 2:58
 6. Can I Get A Hello? - 4:21
 7. Got Dues To Pay - 3:10
 8. Home To My Baby - 3:24
 9. The Breakaway - 7:21
10. Behind My Back - 4:44
11. Mr. Campbell's Blues - 7:32
12. Blues Boy From Illinois - 3:52
13. I Like To Live The Love - 4:18

It shouldn't come as a surprise to any fan of Nick Moss that a band signed to his Blue Bella label and produced by him would have a gritty, tough and raw approach similar to his own. The Chicago-based five-piece Kilborn Alley Blues Band recorded its first album in only three days, so the feel of Put It in the Alley is as immediate and uncompromising as a live show. Songs shift moods from the basic, stripped down Windy City blues of "The Blues Takes Me In" to the Southern-fried R&B of "Thousand Miles." Lead singer/guitarist/frontman Andrew Duncanson sounds somewhat like a cross between Wet Willie's Jimmy Hall and early Boz Scaggs, using his soulful croon to soften the attack of the band's gruffer sound. But it's harp player Joe Asselin, who has surely listened to his Little Walter albums, that adds feral heat, especially on the seven-minute slow blues "The Breakaway." All but one of the songs is original, and although none of them reinvent the blues wheel, they are all solid vehicles for the band to lay into. A closing cover of B.B. King's "I Like to Live the Love" combines the smoother sound of King's later work with Kilborn Alley's naturally unvarnished playing. Duncanson oozes personality and between his dynamic vocals and the group's taut playing, they pull off the tricky task of paying tribute to the Chicago sound without slavishly aping it. The practically live-in-the-studio performance keeps the fire turned up and even at an hour, the disc never feels padded or overlong. An impressive debut.

Put It In The Alley

The Lachy Doley Group - Lovelight

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 38:22
Size: 88,5 MB
Label: Self-Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. We're Free - 4:20
 2. Love Come Around - 4:01
 3. Lovelight - 3:45
 4. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City - 4:50
 5. Only Cure For the Blues Is The Blues - 4:52
 6. Get It While You Can - 4:29
 7. Who Was I Foolin (featuring Jimmy Barnes and Nathan Cavaleri) - 4:35
 8. The Killer - 4:03
 9. Stop Listening To The Blues (Live At Blues On Broadbeach 2016) - 3:23

This album is a throwback to when soul and blues, seemingly only coming out of corners of north-east England (or Jeff St John killing it here), were organ-driven and meant as both dance music and drinking music. Ingredients were simple, and easy to spot here: Hammond B3 providing both the sonic bed and a keen solo; a gritty voice that suggested decades of hellraising (but was probably just down to a few pints of Newcastle Brown and double packs of Woodbines then); guitar choppy and moving feets, but also beefed up like the post-Yardbirds bands getting heavy. Lovelight comes on strong from the start, punching hard on the Hammond B3 and harder still on the groove in We’re Free as Doley – on keys and vocals – busts a lung. There’s even more force in Only Cure For The Blues Is The Blues and the swinging title track, while The Killer makes for the Deep Purple-meets-Muscle Shoals danceteria.But Doley, who also smooths it out on a clavinet, isn’t afraid to get slow and smouldering in Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City and Get It While You Can (with Zkye Blue bringing a woman’s voice to the party) or to sit halfway between with the deep soul of Who Was I Foolin’, with Jimmy Barnes going ragged throat for ragged throat with Doley and Nathan Cavaleri firing out an organ-taunting guitar solo.If you want to dig into the local roots of some of this ask your local record bar for Back On The Street Again, a compilation of funk/soul/psych rock from the days of flares, moustaches and Reschs. It’s a mixed bag for quality but a good companion to Lovelight.


Big Apple Blues - Energy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 48:57
Size: 112,2 MB
Label: Stone Tone Records
Styles: Blues Instrumental
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wake Up And Do Something - 4:06
 2. I-278 Grind - 6:11
 3. Morning Jive - 4:52
 4. Remembering Eni - 7:31
 5. Lost In Thoughts - 5:57
 6. Day Dreaming - 7:16
 7. Happy Hour - 4:54
 8. Unwind - 5:00
 9. Energy - 3:07

Big Apple Blues is a NYC collective of musicians, several of whom have other gigs that they probably call ‘the day job’: for instance, Zach Zunis (guitar) and Jim Alfredson (keys) are part of Janiva Magness’ current touring band.  The rest of the personnel is Barry Harrison on drums (replaced on two cuts by Tom Papadotos), Admir ‘Dr Blues’ Hadzic on bass, Anthony Kane on harp, Chris Emenizer on sax and Matt Becker on “effects”, of which more later.  The CD was recorded in Brooklyn and produced by Admir.  All the material is original and credited to the whole band.
This is an all instrumental concept album, the premise being that it covers a day of life in NYC.  The album opens with the first of several sound effects, an alarm call on the I-phone as the band takese band a funky approach to the new day on “Wake Up And Do Something” which offers opportunities for all the front-line players to show their chops.  A car engine starting up signals the drive to work on “I-278 Grind” which has plenty of shrill harp and wah-wah guitar well supported by the organ.  “Morning Jive” ups the pace at work with more blissed out wah-wah from Zach and energetic harp from Anthony.
A funeral is the setting for “Remembering Eni”, a slow blues introduced by tolling bell effects.  The slower pace is welcome after three fairly relentless cuts and there is some smouldering guitar from Zach with horn and organ support but Anthony’s harp is rather histrionic.  Tom takes over the drum seat for “Lost In Thoughts” and “Day Dreaming”, two tracks which are supposed to capture the afternoon session at work, both more reflective than the earlier “Morning Jive”. The sound of waves rolling in opens “Lost In Thoughts” with some lovely playing from Zach accompanied by some gentle sax and electric piano; the track builds up in intensity as Zach moves from almost acoustic picking at the beginning to sustained notes later on.
“Day Dreaming” is slightly faster in pace but follows a similar pattern, Zach’s guitar taking a more aggressive approach which is mirrored in Anthony’s harp approach, the horns helping the tune to build up in intensity as it progresses. The pace changes with “Happy Hour” which has a soul vibe with handclaps and a catchy riff whilst “Unwind” finds our character back home relaxing after the day’s labours; some ringing guitar chords open this one and it follows the previous track in taking a soulful approach which is accentuated by Jim’s organ stylings.  The album closes with the title track “Energy” which returns to the upbeat approach with Jim’s swirling organ and Zach’s frenetic lead riff launching another of Anthony’s trademark harp solos.  Some aeroplane sound effects open and close the track, even a fake PA announcement hoping we “have enjoyed this flight”.
This album was something of a mixed bag for this reviewer; some good moments, some not so good, often quite a long way from straight blues.


Louisiana’s LeRoux - One Of Those Days

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 47:38
Size: 109,2 MB
Label: Gulf Coast Records
Styles: Southern Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. One Of Those Days - 6:07
 2. No One’s Gonna Love Me (Like The Way You Do) - 4:20
 3. Lucy Anna - 3:40
 4. Don't Rescue Me - 4:34
 5. After All - 4:25
 6. Nothing Left To Lose - 4:45
 7. The Song Goes On - 4:36
 8. Lifeline (Redux) - 6:55
 9. Sauce Piquante - 3:20
10. New Orleans Ladies - 4:51

Jeff McCarty – Lead Vocals
Jim Odom – Lead & Rhythm Guitar, BG Vocals
Tony Haselden – Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar, BG Vocals
Rod Roddy – Piano, Rhodes Piano, BG Vocals
Nelson Blanchard – Hammond Organ, BG Vocals
Joey Decker – Bass Guitar, BG Vocals
Randy Carpenter – Drums
Mark Duthu – Percussion
Additional Musicians:
Tab Benoit – Solo Guitar on New Orleans Ladies
Leon Medica – Bass Guitar on Lucy Anna, New Orleans Ladies, and Sauce Piquante
Alexey Marti – Additional Percussion
Tim Courville – Drums on New Orleans Ladies
Background Vocals – Keith Landry, Travis Thibodaux, Chapel Hart, Bobby Kimball, Bill Champlain

After a ten-year hiatus, they’re back! Fans of southern rock, who aren’t familiar with Louisiana’s LeRoux, should check out their eponymous 1978 album, a potent mix of southern blues, funk and country. Those who are familiar with that record, or with any of the band’s five subsequent releases, will be excited at the prospect of ten original cuts on new album One of Those Days, officially released on June 24 on Gulf Coast Records, produced by the legendary Jeff Glixman.
Opener and title-track, “One of Those Days” is representative of the record as a whole. Smooth, classy blues-rock, spiced with Caribbean-style percussion, sweeping harmonies and memorable hooks. “Throw a back-pack on the back seat,” sings Jeff McCarty, “and I’m about to be long gone.” McCarty has a great voice, effortlessly soulful and filled with conviction. The middle section of this cut is a treat, as the band stretch out on an extended instrumental passage which showcases some fine playing. Reminiscent of Californian legends Los Lobos, LeRoux are capable of laying down the sort of imaginative, well-crafted lines which bypass the brain and go straight to the heart and the feet. Keyboards cut in and out, percussion ramps up and then rolls back. Guitars lick and burn. There’s room for a bit of everything here. It’s a joyous jam played by musicians who clearly know their stuff, and are selfless enough to forgo grandstanding in the name of unity. “Don’t Rescue Me” is a stone-cold blues-funk hit, powerful and grooving. It cruises rather than strides, with the top down on a vicious highway, heading for the hot city night. “Nothing Left to Lose,” playful and shimmying, mixes swamp rock with dead-centre country. As throughout this set, the easy power of this band really catches the ear. The inclusion of a new recording of “New Orleans Ladies,” a hit from their first album, is a lovely touch. Here, talented guitarist Tab Benoit guests, putting down a beautiful, flowing solo.The band’s line-up has changed significantly over the years. From the original, 1978 alumni, only Tony Haselden (guitar and vocals) and Rod Roddy (keys and vocals) are present. This is a heavyweight group, however, with a serious spirit. Their sound remains true to the “spicy southern rock” ethos, and newer members are first-rate musicians in their own right, seeped in southern blues and with decades of recording experience between them.Drummer Randy Carpenter, a native of Baton Rouge and Grand Ole Opry performer, has previously worked with no less a personage than Waylon Jennings. Percussionist Mark Duthu’s relationship with the band stretches back to its earliest incarnation. As a team, they are formidable. Their playing is inventive and versatile, contributing a great deal to the tonal variety on the album. They know when to hit hard, when to drop back and at all times they swing.
Bassist Joey Decker (another Baton Rouge native) does a fine job of filling the great Leon Medica’s shoes. He plays right on the pulse, fulfilling the vital job of pinning sounds together. Jim Odom (guitar and vocals), a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, and keyboardist Nelson Blanchard (whose credits include working with Percy Sledge) combine seamlessly with Haselden and Roddy. LeRoux’s sound is solidly southern at its core, with the Cajun staple of focus on ensemble playing and interplay between the instruments.
A word must be said regarding the album’s producer Jeff Glixman. Musicians recognise and revere a good ‘helmsman’, yet, beyond the confines of the industry, very few receive acknowledgement. Glixman should surely one of them. His discography includes work with Kansas, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath and ELO. He has done a typically wonderful job here. All the elements are perfectly balanced and organically combined. Sounds are allowed to bleed together, yet stay distinct.The cover art says much about this album. A humble, retro-looking pick-up, cruising eagerly along a dirt track, by the banks of a bayou. Heading into the sun, with a stack of instrument cases piled high in back. Musicians hitting the road and doing what they love. Forty years on from the beginning of their journey, Louisiana’s LeRoux are still going strong with outstanding album One of Those Days.

One Of Those Days

Mike Flanigin - West Texas Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 33:56
Size: 78,2 MB
Label: Black Betty Records LLC
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. West Texas Blues - 5:41
 2. I Got My Eyes On You - 3:31
 3. I Live Where The Action Is - 2:26
 4. Bad Boy - 4:05
 5. If You Think I've Lost You (Secret Weapon) - 2:29
 6. Thunderbird - 2:35
 7. Rockin' Daddy - 3:06
 8. Candy Kisses - 3:26
 9. Rooster Blues - 3:09
10. Congo Mombo - 3:23

Blues, Blues and more Blues. Texas-style. 10 tracks of deep blues from the Lone Star State. Featuring Sue Foley (Best Traditional Female 2020 BMA’s) on guitar and Chris ‘Whipper’ Layton (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Stevie Ray Vaughan) on drums. Cut live in the studio. No overdubs, no tricks. Hammond B3/Guitar/Drums. It’s pure, ‘in-the-moment’ blues cut by 3 of today’s finest Texas Blues players…with music that still packs the dance floors down in Texas: Lightnin’ Hopkins, Juke Boy Bonner, The Nightcaps, Lazy Lester, Lightnin’ Slim, Guitar Gable and more. Rough and ready to ride the range, this is West Texas Blues.
Mike 'The Drifter' Flanigin is known as the 'go to' Hammond B3 organist for Lone Star guitar legends Jimmie Vaughan and Billy Gibbons.   He has also performed onstage with Steve Miller, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, Doyle Bramhall I & II, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Sexton and many others.  His 2015 solo release THE DRIFTER reached #1 on the iTunes Blues Chart and was described by Rolling Stone Magazine as a “Road trip-worthy record, with Flanigin creating his own version of atmospheric Americiana.”
Originally from the Dallas area…he has been part of the Austin blues scene for the last thirty years.  In 1990 he toured as a guitarist with Los Angeles-based The Red Devils, supporting their Warner Brothers debut King King.  Upon returning to Texas, he joined the Antone's Nightclub house band, backing up many of the original blues legends from Junior Wells to Earl King.  It was there that he made a career-defining switch from guitar to Hammond B3 organ. Jazz organ legend Big John Patton took Flanigin under his wing and showed him the ropes on the B3.   Together, they would often make the rounds of New York City’s “organ rooms.”  The giants of the B3 were still ruling the earth at that time… Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff… were all gracious enough spend time with Mike and pass along the tradition.  Mike ‘The Drifter’ Flanigin is on the road more often than not, bringing Texas Blues to such legendary venues as Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, The Beacon Theater, The LA Forum, The Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz At Lincoln Center and Royal Albert Hall.

West Texas Blues

Bernie Barlow - Redeemed

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 38:38
Size: 88,7 MB
Label: West Valley Records
Styles: Rock/Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. For The Love - 3:08
 2. I Choose You (2019) - 3:48
 3. She Knows Where She Goes - 3:18
 4. Ode To Billy Joe - 5:17
 5. When Love Comes To Town (feat. Janiva Magness) - 4:09
 6. Blame It On The Sunshine - 4:08
 7. Forever - 3:48
 8. Back To Being Me - 3:51
 9. Redeemed - 3:33
10. Baby Steps (2019) - 3:33

Bernie Barlow has spent her career backing up some of the brightest lights in blues and rock music, including many years as a backing singer for the Moody Blues, Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge, and Janiva Magness. Now the UK-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter is finally stepping to the front of the stage with her debut album Redeemed. The skillful songwriting, high production value, and musicianship of Redeemed reflect Barlow’s long career in the industry. After a stint in the 1990s as the lead singer of one of the many LA bands who lost their record deals upon the arrival of grunge music, Barlow built a strong career supporting other artists, and built many friendships and partnerships along the way.  With a group of top studio players, including Gov’t Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson and Echo In The Canyon drummer Matt Tecu, the resulting album draws on Barlow’s love of roots music, and her rich, emotional voice delivers an authentic and powerful set of recordings, including a soulful duet with Janiva Magness on a cover of U2’s “When Love Comes To Town.”
“I wanted to make a record the way Shelby Lynn or Carole King or Bonnie Raitt made a record,” Barlow said. “Something you can put on and listen to over and over. Something you can listen to in 10 years and still like it.” With Redeemed, she has.


Simon Kinny-Lewis - Another Day In San Jose

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 44:12
Size: 102,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Black Cat Moan - 4:24
 2. Dagger Eyes (feat. Robben Ford) - 4:25
 3. Trouble Making Woman - 4:38
 4. It Hurts Me Too - 4:00
 5. Devil on My Trail - 5:15
 6. I Just Want to Make Love to You - 3:25
 7. Everyday I Have the Blues - 5:23
 8. Blue and Lonesome - 3:02
 9. Evil Girl - 4:05
10. I Can't Be Satisfied - 5:31

Simon Kinny-Lewis - Vocals/Guitar
Robben Ford - Guitar on "Dagger Eyes"
Tony Boyd - Drums
Nate Ginsberg - Keys
Dewayne Pate - Bass
Andy Just - Harmonica
Walter Jebe - Slide Guitar

Recent Reviews;
“ I had the great pleasure of being on the same bill as Simon a little while ago and he sounded amazing and his new album is fantastic. He has great command on the guitar and vocals. His songs are wonderful. Simon teamed up with my friend Robben Ford to make a great contemporary blues record ”
- Kirk Fletcher ( USA Blues Master/ Guitarist for Joe Bonamassa, Fabulous Thunderbirds )

" I was just turned onto Simon Kinny-Lewis and his new release Another Day In San Jose. From the first note, I liked it. Big, punchy and in the style that I enjoy. This is well worth getting! "
- Garth Webber ( Guitarist for Miles Davis, Gregg Allman, Bill Champlin, Mose Alison )

" Simons new CD “Another Day In San Jose” Is a Gem! Thank You Simon and everyone that worked on it Top Shelf! "
- Andy Just ( Harmonica for B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Ford Blues Brothers and many more )

" Really diggin what Simon Kinny-Lewis has just released. “Another Day in San Jose.” Great songs and a great production with some of the very finest musicians in the business. Robben Ford also makes a guest appearance. Well worth checking out folks. Love your work Simon. "
- Darren Jack ( Multiple award-winning Australian Blues musician )

Another Day In San Jose

Seasick Steve - Love & Peace

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 56:57
Size: 130,6 MB
Label: Contagious Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Love & Peace - 5:59
 2. Regular Man - 4:17
 3. I Will Do for You - 4:41
 4. Clock Is Running - 4:34
 5. Carni Days - 3:37
 6. Church of Me - 6:08
 7. Toes in the Mud - 4:43
 8. My Woman - 5:51
 9. Ain't Nothing Like the Boogie - 5:19
10. Travelling Man - 4:58
11. Ready or Not - 3:11
12. Mercy - 3:35

Seasick Steve releases his new album, Love and Peace, via Contagious Records. The album sees Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that offers the perfect antidote for the troubled times in which we live. Full of hope for the future, it’s a great mix of boogie, blues, rock, Americana and folk – all delivered in Seasick Steve’s unique style. It’s a sizzler of an album. Produced and written by Seasick Steve, this album sees him breaking with tradition. While some of it was recorded in his barn, the majority was recorded in Los Angeles at Studio 606 and at East West Studio 3. The album was mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) and Steve at East West.Steve’s long-term drummer Dan Magnusson (a.k.a. Crazy Dan) is of course featured on the record, along with some amazing contributions from guitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) and harmonica player Malcolm Arison (The BossHoss).

Love & Peace

четверг, 23 июля 2020 г.

Fred James - Blazz

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 50:58
Size: 116,9 MB
Label: R.O.a.D Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Midnight Drag - 4:36
 2. Sneaky Suspicion - 3:51
 3. Hush - 7:43
 4. Sloe Blues - 8:26
 5. Fool Never Learns - 3:40
 6. Miles Away - 6:42
 7. Blazz - 3:23
 8. Full Moon On Main Street - 5:19
 9. Herb Stuffing - 3:40
10. McGruff - 3:33

This album is a Blues/Jazz Hybrid, or Blazz as we call it. Fred is the guitar player for The Amazing Rhythm Aces and this release features members of that band as well as musicians who have worked with Eric Clapton, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Groove Holmes, Al Green, B.B. King, etc.


The Lachy Doley Group - S.O.S. (Singer Organ Soul)

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 55:07
Size: 126,4 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Love Blinded Fool - 3:44
 2. The Walking Dead - 4:43
 3. Jemima Jane - 6:13
 4. Six Feet Under - 4:02
 5. Still In Love - 7:35
 6. Paper Plane - 5:01
 7. If Looks Could Kill - 6:38
 8. The Underground - 3:58
 9. Not Mistaken - 6:39
10. I Don't Want To Be Forgot - 6:29

Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and pound unbelievable, intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent sounds from his organ and clavinet, only to fire powerful bluesy vocals that rip straight from the heart screaming as they pass the vocal chords to produce one mesmerising and unforgettable show.

S.O.S. (Singer Organ Soul)

Kurt Crandall - True Story

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

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

Kurt Crandall is a genuine bluesman and a clever songwriter. With his debut CD, he gives more than just a taste of his talent. The stylistic variety is immense. It ranges from Chicago blues with a light retro touch to West coast sound to shuffles, swing and jump. Most of his songs are originals as he always makes sure to bring in his humor in the best storytelling tradition. Crandall’s harmonica playing is clear, sometimes even lyric, but can change suddenly into a strong and brilliant sound. Cool ... the most appropriate epithet for this set. Kurt reminds one very strongly of Little Charlie & The Nite Cats frontman Rick Estrin in quite a few places here, and that's no bad thing.

True Story

Fread James - Life Is Hard

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 60:42
Size: 139,4 MB
Label: Indigo
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lean Clean Lovin' Machine - 2:51
 2. Everybody's Gettin' Them Some - 4:21
 3. You're Gonna Burn - 4:14
 4. The Sword - 4:28
 5. I'm Gonna Love You - 4:26
 6. Headed For Hard Times - 4:00
 7. Life Is Hard - 6:01
 8. Kindhearted Woman Blues - 3:37
 9. Part Time Woman (Full Time Man) - 3:14
10. You Got The Walk - 4:27
11. Women, Whiskey, Guns & Knives - 4:32
12. Heat Up The Oven - 3:43
13. Indigo - 4:12
14. You Can't Buy The Blues - 3:01
15. The Strength To Stand Alone - 3:28

Guitar slinger extraorinaire Fred James produces a solo album that really is a solo album here, playing and singing all the parts as well as writing the majority of the material. The grooves move from rock'n'roll to country to blues to rockabilly and others that fall in the cracks between genres, but James' playing is always spot on, tone for days and deft and sure and every step of the way. More importantly, at no time does this one man band sound like there's just one person overdubbing, the music moves unencumbered and freely with pockets deep and simple. Highlights include "Heat Up The Oven," "You Got The Walk," "Everybody's Gettin' Them Some" (the latter tune covered separately by Junior Wells and Bonnie Raitt), "You're Gonna Burn," the atmospheric "Indigo," and the closing "Strength To Stand Alone." A solid outing from beginning to end.

Life Is Hard

Evan Goodrow Band - Say It

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 62:21
Size: 143,7 MB
Label: EGB Music
Styles: Electric Blues/Fanky Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Don't Wanna Know - 4:47
 2. Middle Street - 6:10
 3. And You're Gone - 4:23
 4. Let Me - 4:38
 5. Lover - 5:28
 6. What Happens - 4:40
 7. Cant Wait - 3:58
 8. Regrets - 3:24
 9. Help Me Up - 3:51
10. Don't Lie To Me - 7:12
11. SingaSong - 4:42
12. Way Back Home - 4:04
13. You're On My Mind - 4:56

Evan Goodrow Band’s latest CD release Say It is a fantastic collection of funk, soul, and R&B originals. Though funk has always been the backbone of everything Goodrow does, he and his trio stretch out into other territories this time around. His vocals are as smooth as his blues eyes soul music has ever been, and his guitar playing is even snappier on Say It than on discs past. He controls the six strings’ power more commandingly than ever and that self-restraint keeps the tones dynamic and vibrant.Hammond organist/left hand bass player John Cooke continues to add a lot of funky, soulful textures to Goodrow’s songs, and his low end notes are heavier and stronger than a lot of four string player’s. Drummer Phil Antoniades keeps these grooving along with a solid depth in each tune. Antoniades doesn’t just play drums. He lays down a meaningful groove. Goodrow’s new Say It CD may feel lighter on the surface. He keeps it mid-tempo and down tempo through out. Yet, those easy going frameworks only make the music more accessible and it lets these players carefully unleash their artistic flourishes, and its those details that make Say It come to life. “I Don’t Wanna Know” opens his new one and it wastes no time getting into an old school R&B groove. Goodrow sounds a bit Stax. Smoky organ. Persistent groove. Smooth low tenor vocal. The guitar work nicely understated. From there, Goodrow emit’s a vocal style that exists somewhere in between assertive and tender. His music reaches in that crossfire between the heart and the feet. You can feel the scenario he sings of, or you can get onto the dance floor and move it to this mid-tempo cruise. Goodrow’s funky guitar riffs on “Middle Street” reminds of Boz Scaggs, something that grooves mellow but steady and has a voice of its own inside the song. A smooth, soulful vocal makes the song inviting and the eventual guitar phrase notches things up further with its smoky incisiveness. Organ swirls jump around like their on springs and create a tension with the guitar briskly brushing up against them.Goodrow employs familiar grooves on “And You’re Gone” but his interpretation of old school stuff keeps it fresh. His guitar work over it makes it a three dimensional experience in listening. He’s got many notes flying off his fret board yet perfectly incorporates his instrument virtuosity into the feel of the tune.“Let Me” is a slow dance R&B number with a chorus that‘s catchy as hell. The organ hovers midway between the guitar and voice and the drums. This creates the ideal cushion for when the chorus gets a thickened texture. It sounds like something I might have grown up listening to, even though I’m hearing it for the first time. “Lover” has a heavier funk groove that turns up the bass beat and the organ comes at you like a huge wave. That organ keeps on building up those swells and sending them your way. Goodrow’s guitar phrase here is full of feeling and it runs on with the edgiest presentation. The boys go bopping into “What Happens.” Its got this quick little groove and Goodrow croons over it honey smooth, his voice a slow frying greasy thing that moves around the beat with a sweet momentum. These players fit their musical parts together real tight. “Can’t Wait” finds Goodrow funk riffing and finding his place inside the indelible groove laid down by Cooke and Antoniades. Each steps up the dynamics and, still tight, create something joyfully tumescent in their sound.
The last few tracks too are filled with energy and fine musicianship. “Help Me Up” and “Don’t Lie To Me” feature some mean, expansive guitar sound, and, “Singasong” has got dollops of infectious bass notes. “Way Back Home” features Goodrow riffing out madly and “Your On My Mind” is more of that easy going blue eyed soul.
The only thing left to say about this CD is to play it loud and savor every drop of cool funk.

Say It

Brian Tingle And Blue Thunder - Tryin To Make A livin

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 43:29
Size: 99,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tryin To Make A Livin - 3:52
 2. Whatcha Want Me To Do - 3:51
 3. Rockin The Boat - 4:38
 4. Days Gone By (Tribute To Rc Yetter) - 6:30
 5. Slow Movin Blues - 4:40
 6. You Got Something - 6:20
 7. The Maze - 3:09
 8. Aint No Substitute - 6:18
 9. Come On Down - 4:11

Brian Tingle is a seasoned guitarist from Baltimore , Md.Over the years this 40 year old bluesman has been the guitar player in many blues bands.He has also worked as a professional bass player as well for alot of bands,including RC Yetter and Riviera Paradise,a Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band which plays all over the east coast.Because of his inherant bass skills he has always been employed in addition to his guitar gigs. Back in September of 2003 Brian took some original compositions to the studio and started working on "Tryin to make a livin". This powerful album is the testimonial from this seasoned veteran of the blues.From the powerful slide riffs in "Tryin to make a livin" to the heavenly guitars and angelic harmony vocals of RC Yetters "Days gone by",you will be amazed at what comes out of the soul and strong fingers of this man with a message. This album also features one of the finest saxophone players on the east coast,Mark Cornachione.He is featrured on tracks 2,5,6,7,9. This CD will spend alot of time in your player.

Tryin To Make A Livin

Bill Noteman & The Rockets - Cream Of The Crop

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 45:40
Size: 105,6 MB
Label: Noteharp Records
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Cream Of The Crop - 3:30
 2. Cadillac Breakout - 4:08
 3. What's Up Baby - 3:39
 4. Time Bomb - 3:38
 5. Off The Cuff - 4:19
 6. Heebie Jeebies - 2:59
 7. Dealin' The Hand - 8:37
 8. Tip O' The Hat - 2:09
 9. Fly Right - 3:22
10. Poison In My Stew - 5:38
11. Long Lonely Road - 3:36

This cd is full of re a l-life energy, the kind that is so hard to find these days. Very enjoyable for all occassions: raw expressive vocals, searing harmonica, sizzling guitar,and cooking keys dipped in the sauce of a smoldering rhythm section.

Cream Of The Crop

среда, 22 июля 2020 г.

Wales Road - Wales Road

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 75:38
Size: 173,5 MB
Label: Blackdog Media Group, LLC
Styles: Rock/Blues/Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Chapter 9 - 3:32
 2. Crawlin' - 2:17
 3. Glimpses - 4:39
 4. Have Mercy - 2:37
 5. Pretty Blue Colour - 6:38
 6. Near Me - 5:22
 7. Bye-Bye Blue - 3:19
 8. Lead Me On - 3:05
 9. Begging Your Pardon (String Arr.) - 2:48
10. Go on (In You) - 3:05
11. Hear My Prayer - 3:16
12. Broken Train - 1:26
13. Song Of Desire - 3:52
14. If I Had... - 2:50
15. Save Me From Myself - 4:15
16. Begging Your Pardon - 2:39
17. White Flag - 2:27
18. Mercy Cry - 4:12
19. Bread Of Tears - 5:08
20. Salvation - 2:23
21. Help Me Jesus - 4:59
22. Tag - 0:40

After  5 active Blues-Rock singles   is breaking a long hiatus by releasing an album "Wales Road"  that is a departure stylistically with more blues based, guitar based rock. This project has been brewing for a while and came by accident.

Wales Road

Frankie Moreno - Back to the Boogie

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 36:40
Size: 84,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Back to the Boogie - 3:22
 2. Ringin' My Bell - 3:55
 3. I Like It Like That - 3:01
 4. Love Doctor - 3:54
 5. Sandman - 3:35
 6. Good Lookin' Mama - 3:33
 7. Whiskey Woman - 4:03
 8. One Man Band - 4:12
 9. Grizzly Bear - 2:53
10. A Girl Named Memphis - 4:07

Singer who's known for his throwback, Elvis Presley style/ Singer and pianist Frankie Moreno is a swaggering, theatrical performer known for his updated take on classic rock & roll, dance-pop, and adult contemporary balladry. He initially gained fame appearing on Star Search at age 11, and built upon that exposure with a long-standing Las Vegas stage show and high-profile appearances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Hollywood Bowl. He has issued a steady stream of albums including 2011's Hangin' on a Maybe, for which he appeared on Dancing with the Stars playing his single "Tangerine Honey," and 2018's Broke Down in Paradise.
RawBorn in 1989 in Santa Cruz, California, Moreno was a child prodigy on the piano and first gained widespread fame at age 11 performing Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" on CBS' Star Search. Following his time on the show, he continued to perform, working alongside his brothers, bassist Tony Moreno and tour manager Ricky Moreno. In the 2000s, Frankie settled in Las Vegas, where he began headlining his own high-energy show playing a mix of original pop, classic rock & roll, and covers tunes. He has released a handful of albums including 2004's Raw, 2005's Miracles, and 2007's Rebel Revolution. Moreno also toured with Billy Currington, Air Supply, and Sugarland. In 2009, he collaborated with violinist Joshua Bell on a cover of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" off Bell's number one Billboard Classical album At Home with Friends.
In 2011, Moreno issued the album Hangin' on a Maybe, featuring the song "Tangerine Honey." That year, he performed the song alongside his wife dancer/singer Lacey Schwimmer on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. He then followed in 2018 with the holiday-themed Frankie's Christmas Party, and the studio date Brokedown in Paradise. Three more albums arrived in 2019 with This Is Frankie Moreno, Live in Las Vegas, and Naked, the latter of which hit number three on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Here is his new album "Back To The Boogie".

Back To The Boogie

Chick Willis - Things I Used To Do

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 65:19
Size: 150,0 MB
Label: Big Bear Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Lou's Place - 5:13
 2. Please Don't Go - 3:49
 3. Every Day Is A Good Day - 5:04
 4. Come Back Home - 8:06
 5. You Got The Devil In You - 3:26
 6. The Things I Used To Do - 3:12
 7. What You Got On Me - 4:28
 8. One Eyed Woman - 5:16
 9. Tin Pan Alley - 4:51
10. Big Fat Woman - 5:19
11. Four Wives Blues - 4:52
12. Voodoo Woman - 5:26
13. Doin' The Yang Thang - 6:13

September 24, 1934 – December 7, 2013. American blues guitarist born in Cabiniss, Georgia. He was the cousin of, and chauffeur for, Chuck Willis. After his cousin's death, Willis worked as a sideman for Elmore James. He recorded for many small labels and is best-known for his raunchy classic, "Stoop Down Baby".

Things I Used To Do

Totta's Bluesband - Compilation Boogie

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1988
Time: 70:53
Size: 163,7 MB
Label: Public Road Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. We'll Play The Blues For You - 4:06
 2. Combination Boogie - 2:41
 3. Bad Bad Whiskey - 3:56
 4. Too Late - 2:45
 5. I'm Going Down - 7:01
 6. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - 3:39
 7. I'm A Lover, Not A Fighter - 2:44
 8. Person To Person - 2:55
 9. I Live The Life I Love - 2:29
10. No Expectations - 4:51
11. Goin' Back To Memphis - 3:54
12. Last Time - 3:21
13. Blues Is Here To Stay - 2:07
14. The World's In A Tangle - 3:13
15. Saturday Night's Boogie Woogie Man - 2:04
16. Bring It On Home - 4:24
17. Just Like I Treat You - 2:26
18. Ain't Your Business - 2:44
19. Just Your Fool - 2:33
20. Double Trouble - 6:52

Totta's blues band was a Swedish blues band from Gothenburg.
In 1977, the "Nynningen's and National Theater's Leisure Orchestra" was formed, which later became Totta's Bluesband. Members were Totta Näslund (vocals), Bengt Blomgren (guitar), Bernt Andersson (keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Nikke Ström (bass) and Gunnar Pettersson (drums). The band toured around both Sweden and the United States for most of the 1980s. Later, Näslund and Ström started a restaurant in Gothenburg under the name C von. There, they played with the others in the blues band every Monday until the 1990s.

Compilation Boogie

вторник, 21 июля 2020 г.

Rev. Greg Spradlin and the Band of Imperials - Hi-Watter

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:23
Size: 92,9 MB
Label: Out Of The Past Music
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gospel Of The Saints - 5:14
 2. Hell Or Hi Watter - 3:28
 3. Stainless Steel - 3:18
 4. I Drew Six - 4:00
 5. Don't Make Me Wait - 5:27
 6. Go Big - 3:43
 7. What Would I Do - 3:13
 8. Sweet Baby - 4:49
 9. The Maker - 7:08

Hi-Watter, the debut LP from Rev. Greg Spradlin and the Band of Imperials, has been waiting for us all this time, like a 100-year flood, ready to swell over the banks and drown us in it's torrents of noise-damaged funk and gospel-possessed blues rumble. Swampy yet sophisticated. Greasy yet refined. Baptized in Hammond organ and rippling rock & roll guitar. It's a record that plays like a debauched Saturday-night second line before washing your tattered soul clean Sunday morning. Inspired in part by Hurricane Katrina and other acts of God'as well as the Reverend's dear departed friend, legendary producer Jim Dickinson (The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Big Star, The Replacements). Hi-Watter features Los Lobos singer/guitarist David Hidalgo, Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas, bassist Davey Faragher (Cracker, John Hiatt), and late genius of the keys, Rudy Copeland (Solomon Burke, Johnny Guitar Watson).


Silas Hogan - Trouble: The Best of the Excello Masters

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 67:34
Size: 154,8 MB
Label: Excello Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. I'm Gonna Quit You Pretty Baby - 2:24
 2. Trouble At Home Blues - 2:27
 3. You're Too Late Baby - 2:09
 4. Airport Blues - 2:37
 5. Go On Pretty Baby - 2:22
 6. Here They Are Again - 2:38
 7. Lonesome La La - 2:10
 8. Roamin' Woman Blues - 2:43
 9. I'm Goin' In The Valley - 2:05
10. Everybody Needs Somebody - 2:35
11. Just Give Me A Chance - 2:24
12. Dark Clouds Rollin' - 2:48
13. Early One Morning - 2:53
14. I'm In Love With You Baby - 2:19
15. More Touble At Home - 3:06
16. Sittin' Here Wondering - 3:05
17. So Glad - 2:20
18. Every Saturday Night - 2:26
19. Baby Please Come Back To Me - 2:51
20. If I Ever Needed You Baby - 3:01
21. Out And Down Blues - 2:54
22. So Long Blues - 3:04
23. Lonesome La La (Alternate Version) - 2:22
24. I'm In Love With You Baby (Alternate Version) - 2:27
25. Sittin' Here Wondering (Alternate Version) - 3:05
26. I'm Goin' In The Valley (Alternate Version) - 2:07

This 26-track single-disc retrospective may not have every last alternate take extant on it, but you'll never need a better compilation mirroring Hogan's stay at the label. "Trouble At Home Blues," "I'm Gonna Quit You Pretty Baby" and "Here They Are Again" are just about as low down as Louisiana swamp blues gets and Jay Miller's studio sorcery is clearly on hand.

Trouble: The Best of the Excello Masters

Li'l Ronnie and The Grand Dukes - Do What Cha Do

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 41:19
Size: 97,8 MB
Label: Trust Me Baby
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Long Distance Lover - 3:25
 2. Wine Headed Woman - 3:18
 3. Just Like a Woman - 4:11
 4. Take a Chance - 2:37
 5. Life Changes - 3:37
 6. Love Trance - 4:07
 7. Walk the Talk - 3:04
 8. Just a Fool - 4:41
 9. She Wild - 2:35
10. Sugar Babe - 4:41
11. Still Sweatin' - 4:57

Lil’ Ronnie & the Grand Dukes are, to quote one reviewer, "…the real deal! … superb talents well versed in traditional blues". While Ronnie & the band are well schooled in all styles of blues they also use elements of 50's r&b, soul, vintage rock & roll & jazz in their unique blend of American roots music. They are led by harpist, singer/songwriter and Hohner Harmonica endorsee Ronnie Owens. Ronnie has been performing since 1963 and has been fronting his own bands for over 25 years. He has played with and opened shows for some of the biggest names in the blues world, John lee Hooker, James Cotton, Taj Mahal, Gatemouth Brown, Carey Bell, Anson Funderburgh / Sam Mayers, Big Bill Morganfield, Mark Hummel's renowned 'Blues Harmonica Blow Out' and many, many others. Ronnie and his band 'the Grand Dukes' are a critically acclaimed touring band and play anywhere from funky little blues bars, where the music was invented to major blues festivals, including a swinging, jumpin' night as headline artist at New York's prestigious Lincoln Center. They have earned the reputation as an exciting must see band. Ronnie and the band have recorded 3 critically acclaimed and internationally distributed CD’s. Their latest CD ‘do what’cha do’, produced by renowned blues guitarist Anson Funderburgh was a hit with Blues & Americana radio worldwide. The CD reached #5 on XM Radio’s Bluesville and reached #15 on ‘Living Blues’ worldwide radio charts, where it stayed for 2 months! ‘do what’cha do’ was ranked # 8 in Real Blues Magazine top CD’s of 2005, the band was also named ‘Best US Blues Band 2005’ from Real Blues Magazine. Ronnie and the Grand Dukes were also voted ‘Best Blues Artist’ at the 5th Annual Virginia Music Awards.

Do What Cha Do

Homegrown (Featuring Michael de Jong) - Homegrown

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:25
Size: 99,9 MB
Label: Sheephead Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Absolutely Sweet Marie - 4:24
 2. Beware Of Darkness - 3:49
 3. Cry Like A Man - 4:14
 4. Feels Like Rain - 4:40
 5. Slip Away - 3:48
 6. You Left The Water Running - 3:25
 7. Simple Twist Of Fate - 5:25
 8. Stone Me - 4:17
 9. Crazy In Love - 3:51
10. Driving Wheel - 5:26

A "new" album by blues singer Michael de Jong made in Dordrecht. Michael de Jong is a blues man of partly Dutch origin who made a name for himself in the United States as an accompanist of various blues giants. Michael died in 2018 at the age of 73 in his beloved city of Dordrecht where he had found his well-earned rest for the past 20 years.


DVL - Diablo

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 56:57
Size: 132,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Highway Man - 4:22
 2. I Wish You Would - 3:02
 3. Pray for Me - 3:32
 4. Devil Woman - 6:50
 5. No Fightin' - 5:36
 6. Cut That Out - 5:12
 7. She's Dangerous - 5:15
 8. Tail Dragger - 5:53
 9. Cross Your Heart - 6:30
10. Going to the Church - 5:07
11. Time to Cry - 5:35

Op het moment dat ik dit schrijf, beleeft Nederland de tweede serie van opwindende en energieke optredens van een vijfkoppig monster, genaamd DVL (uitgesproken als DeeVeeEl). DVL is een gelegenheidscollectief, bestaande uit de Amerikaanse mondharmonicavirtuoos en zanger Guy Forsyth, gitaargod Jon Amor, gitarist Robin Davey, king of shuffle drummer Mark Barrett en bassist Dave Doherty. Stuk voor stuk experts op het gebied van vertolken van smerige en gruizige blues. Het verhaal is inmiddels al vaak verteld: tijdens Bluesrock Tegelen 2013 stonden de Guy Forsyth Band en The Hoax beiden geprogrammeerd. Aan het einde van het The Hoax optreden, speelde Guy het nummer Goin To The Church met hen mee en gezamenlijk brachten ze op fabuleuze wijze een tribute aan Lester Butler, de helaas te vroeg overleden harmonicaspeler/zanger van The Red Devils. Daar in Tegelen ontstond het idee om dit voor alle partijen uitstekend bevallen kunstje nog eens te herhalen. Hoewel dit soort interessante plannen nog wel eens in de vergetelheid raken en/of wegebben, bliezen de mannen dit initiatief toch nieuw leven in en in maart van dit jaar kondigden ze zowaar een heuse tour aan. Met voornamelijk optredens in Nederland, maar ook enkele in Denemarken en in de UK. In september 2016 kwamen ze de eerste serie optredens doen en besloten om het concert van 7 september op vakkundige wijze te laten opnemen. En waar kan dat beter dan bij de mannen van Blues Moose Cafe. Voor een volle zaal De Nachtwacht in complex De Linde te Groesbeek, slingerden de mannen hun hele ziel en zaligheid het, in grote getale gekomen, enthousiaste publiek in. Het resultaat mag er zijn. De 11 songs vlammen stuk voor stuk de boxen uit en vooral het live aspect komt bijzonder goed tot zijn recht. Bijna het volledige ‘King King’ album is te horen, helaas geen Automatic en geen Quarter To Twelve maar met wel Time To Cry. De opnamen zijn daarna gemixd en gemastered door Dave Doherty en het album is, uiteraard, opgedragen aan Lester Butler. Verder voldoet dit album uitstekend als tribute aan Lester Butler en The Red Devils. Want dat is uiteindelijk de bedoeling geweest. Een tribute en daarnaast a whole lot of fun! Power, passie en groove, het zit allemaal in dit zálige live-album.Bron publicatie: Recensie: DVL - Diablo | Blues Magazine (https://www.bluesmagazine.nl/recensie-dvl-diablo/)


CG & The Hammer - Blues Heaven

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 46:10
Size: 106,1 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Same Old Fool - 4:20
 2. A Day Late and a Dollar Short - 3:40
 3. A Black Heart - 4:46
 4. The Wrong Song - 4:04
 5. Tell Me - 5:55
 6. Blues Is Calling - 4:25
 7. I Just Can'T Quit on You - 4:29
 8. Slow Night in Clarksdale - 5:28
 9. Big Little Woman - 4:13
10. Blues Heaven - 4:47

Sagi Shorer – Guitar and vocals;
Dov Hammer – Harmonica and vocals;
Nir Elbaz – Bass guitar;
Oren Avisar – Drums.

In 1999 Dov (“The Hammer”) Hammer and Sagi (CG) Shorer formed the band, influenced by the Blues music and lifestyle that they shared from their years of growing up in the USA. Accompanied by a powerhouse rhythm section, they have created a unique, authentic sound, combining the influences of Texas and Chicago Blues.
Over the years the band has played on countless stages in Israel and in the USA, in clubs, concert halls and festivals, including the ”International Blues Challenge” and the “Kings of Beale street” in Memphis TN, the “River city Blues challenge” in Ohio, and they have shared stages with the best Israeli and American artists – Willie Kent, “King” Earnest Baker”., Zora Young, Arkadi Duchin, Moshe Levi and Yahli Sobol, to name just a few. The band has also released 3 acclaimed albums: Their debut , in 2002 was “Feels like home”, followed by “Blues Heaven” in 2008, which was chosen as one of the top 12 independent Blues albums by the “Blues Foundation” in Memphis TN, and “Live in Tel Aviv” in 2010. The band is currently working on their next album , which was recorded at the historic “Sun “ studio in Memphis TN, the birthplace of Rock’n’roll, where artists such as Elvis Presley, BB King, Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf , Roy Orbison and Little Milton recorded.A “CG & The Hammer” show is a live and kicking celebration, sexy and full of soul and fun, with a groove that can’t be ignored, combining original songs by the band with innovative renditions of Blues classics by BB King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.

Blues Heaven

Turn On - The Ghost On The Wall

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:29
Size: 97,6 MB
Label: Finnish All Music & Media
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Snake Woman - 4:38
 2. You Shot Me Down - 5:05
 3. Holy Water - 5:11
 4. Wasted Days - 5:05
 5. Born To The Grave - 5:21
 6. Save My Soul - 4:34
 7. Adios, Goodbye - 3:22
 8. You Won't Cheat Me Anymore - 3:22
 9. The Ghost On The Wall - 5:48

Jukka Salmi - vocal;
Hemppa Sihvonen- guitar;
Sami Tammioja - guitar;
Jarppa Mäkinen - bass;
Oka Oksanen - drums.

TURN ON is a rock & roots- band from Turku, south of Finland. The debut album ”Diamond in the rough” was released in 10/2014 and the second one ”Hard Times” was published in 01/2016. Album "The Ghost On The Wall" (2020) is out now! Band combines musical genres of blues rock, soul and rock ’n roll.That’s the new way of blues with The Finnish comfort.See you on the road, folks!

The Ghost On The Wal

dvl & guy forsyth - live at leo's

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 81:32
Size: 186,7 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. So Low Down -  3:59
 2. Tricks of the Trade -  6:40
 3. Rich Woman -  5:32
 4. Pray for Me -  5:43
 5. Devil Woman -  8:19
 6. That's What They Want -  3:48
 7. Watch Yourself -  5:39
 8. Bird Nest on the Ground -  5:49
 9. Don't Turn Me In -  4:45
10. Play to Lose - 11:30
11. Shake Your Hips -  8:42
12. Let's Buzz -  5:13
13. Going to the Church -  5:49

DVL featuring Guy Forsyth & Jon Amor, Robin Davey and Mark Barrett of The Hoax, are a "Blues super group", playing Blues so dirty you can smell it!!!

live at leo's

The Teskey Brothers - Run Home Slow

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 45:27
Size: 104,9 MB
Label: Glassnote
Styles: Indie Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Let Me Let You Down - 4:13
 2. Carry You - 4:32
 3. Man of the Universe - 4:09
 4. Hold Me - 3:08
 5. Paint My Heart - 6:00
 6. Rain - 4:14
 7. So Caught Up - 3:48
 8. San Francisco - 4:48
 9. Sunshine Baby - 2:49
10. Sun Come Ease Me In - 2:55
11. That Bird - 4:46

Run Home Slow is the second studio album by Australian indie blues rock band The Teskey Brothers. The album was released on 2 August 2019 and peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Charts.At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, the album was nominated for seven awards, winning three; Engineer of the Year, Best Group and Best Blues and Roots Album.At the Music Victoria Awards 2019, the album was nominated for three awards, winning Best Album.
Paul Barr from Reading called the album "a great follow up" to their debut saying "Here are new songs with added stylistic variations and instrumental colour but retaining that familiar Teskey Brothers sound" believing producer Paul Butler "has helped push the band to new heights".Dan Condon from Double J said "All the songs here are solid, there's nothing offensive and there's nothing ground breaking. The Teskeys know where their strengths lie, they know what they like, and they stick to it." Zoë Radas from Stack Magazine said "Its sweet '60s syncopation, dreamy rock 'n' roll, romantic Van Morrison-esque rhythm and blues, and tender neo-soul compositions elevate the boys' former folk leanings into absolutely gorgeous new territory." adding "It's full of stand-outs".Josh Hinton from Culture Fly said "Run Home Slow isn't fresh and it isn't hip, but who needs to be those things when you can be timeless?" adding "Class never goes out of style, and on this evidence, the Teskeys have plenty of both to spare."Harriet Wolstenholme from Go London said "The Melbourne outfit find home in a sound that fuses the laid-back spirit of an Aussie rock band and the soul music of a bygone era. The result is a wide-ranging album destined to soundtrack every hipster romance." concluding with "For a blues album it leaves you feeling far from it".Zach Edwards from Forte Magazine said "Run Home Slow is a beautiful, well-crafted record full of character, space, simplicity, heart, and soul; The Teskey Brothers once again blurring the boundaries of time and genre in the clearest, most enjoyable way possible."

Run Home Slow

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Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins - The Spiritual Expressions Of...

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 53:08
Size: 121,8 MB
Label: Music Maker Relief Foundation
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blessin' - 3:36
 2. The Lord Will Make a Way - 4:46
 3. Born on Christmas Day - 2:27
 4. Blessed By Thy Name - 4:37
 5. Clap Your Hands - 3:46
 6. Jesus Is There for You - 4:21
 7. Jesus Walked the Water - 4:45
 8. Testimonial - 6:44
 9. Glory Glory Hallelujah - 3:39
10. Jesus Is on the Main Line - 3:37
11. This Little Light of Mine - 4:56
12. Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus - 5:47

Georgia-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is one part soul singer, one part rockin' roadhouse mama, and one part gifted songwriter. She's also been chronically under-recorded for a woman with her résumé: she spent the early '60s playing rhythm guitar with Piano Red & the Interns. She recorded with Piano Red from 1959 until the mid-'60s, and can be heard on his popular singles "Doctor Feelgood" and "Right String But the Wrong Yo Yo." Watkins learned guitar and got her earliest musical sensibilities from several of her aunts, who had a quartet named the Hayes Family. She also had a banjo playing grandfather, Luke Hayes. On holidays and at family get-togethers, these musicians would assemble and the blues and gospel were passed on in a true folk process to the young Watkins. Her earliest influences included Rosetta Tharpe, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Memphis Minnie, and she was exposed to the music because of her grandmother, who would play their recordings on the family Gramophone. She began playing guitar as an eight-year-old, learning by listening to the records her mother would play for her. Later, she was exposed to the records of touring bands, including Louis Jordan's and Count Basie's. She began to model her playing after Charlie Byrd and Basie's rhythm guitarist, Freddie Green. Throughout high school, she participated in a variety of talent shows and played trumpet in the school band. Her high school band master helped broaden her knowledge of jazz and blues guitar, and piano. After a succession of bands in high school, she settled in with playing with Piano Red, who later changed their name and found their widest appeal, as Piano Red & the Houserockers, which led to bookings outside Atlanta and northern Florida in cities like Chicago, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. Back in BusinessIn 1965, the band broke up, but not before going through several more name changes. Watkins then hooked up with Eddie Tigner and the Ink Spots and toured extensively with that group, playing for nearly a year with him before he was felled by a stroke. Watkins came off the road and took a break from the brutal touring she had done for much of the '60s. She worked a procession of day jobs as a domestic and in car washes before joining Leroy Redding & the Houserockers. Watkins worked on and off with Redding until the late '80s before striking out on her own and creating a residency for herself at Underground Atlanta, an Atlanta nightclub, often accompanied by a drummer and her son on bass. Here she developed her singing and harmonica-playing skills. Back in Business, her solo debut album, was released in 2001 as part of the Music Maker Series distributed by Sire Records Group/ Warner Bros. The album showcases Watkins' flexibility and prowess in a wide range of styles: roadhouse blues, jazz-inflected blues, and rockabilly-blues. Now in her sixties, Watkins continues to perform in Atlanta-area blues clubs and at major festivals around the U.S.. She put in a particularly compelling, energetic performance at the 2000 Chicago Blues Festival.

The Spiritual Expressions Of...

Iker Piris and His Dual Electras - Electra

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 33:40
Size: 77,2 MB
Label: El Toro Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Bolt - 3:33
 2. Good Husband - 3:36
 3. Dance - 2:59
 4. Out Of Control - 3:33
 5. Helping Hand - 3:13
 6. Ain't Just The Same - 2:55
 7. I'm Gonna Move - 5:41
 8. Let Me In - 3:13
 9. Lament - 2:53
10. The Hunter - 2:00

"It’s great to hear a new generation of music purveyors of the roots of the blues. Ike is just that. Carry the torch high and don’t back down music is what you will hear on his latest release. Stinging guitar, raw vocals are sure to please!" Kid Ramos
(More info: https://www.kulturklik.euskadi.eus/evento/2020/07/17/iker-piris-his-dual-electras/z12-detalle/es/)