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среда, 30 сентября 2020 г.

Howard & The White Boys - Strung Out On The Blues




Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 58:41 
Size: 134,7 MB 
Label: Mighty Tiger
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Nightcrawler - 3:13
 2. She Can Cook - 3:15
 3. Nightmare Man - 3:20
 4. Baby's Painting The Town - 5:09
 5. Stick In The Mud - 4:27
 6. I'm Gonna Hate Myself In The Morning - 3:14
 7. Let Me Be Your Slave - 5:26
 8. I've Got My Mojo Working - 5:39
 9. Havin' A Good Time Is A Full Time Job - 2:46
10. Turn On Your Love Light - 6:44
11. Black Cat - 3:16
12. Strung Out On The Blues - 5:26
13. The Blues Are Killin' Me - 4:27
14. Montezuma's Revenge - 2:14

Fourteen high energy blues tracks played by Howard McCullum (vocalist/bassist), Dan Bellini (guitarist & harmonica player), Jim Christopulos (drummer), and guitarist Steve Asma. "She Can Cook" contains all the elements of good blues, humor, good playing, heartfelt singing, realistic lyrics about a woman who's not a beauty queen, or a whole host of other things, but can cook. Some songs, like "Nightmare Man," are as much Country as Blues. However, they never stray far from genuine blues as is evident with "Baby's Painting The Town," "Turn On Your Love Light," "Black Cat," and two pile drivers: "Strung Out On The Blues," and "The Blues Are Killing Me." Bellini displays his mouth harp skills on "I'm Gonna Hate Myself In The Morning," and a guitarist plays some saucy riffs on "Let Me Be Your Slave." They give Jimmy Reeds' "I Got My Mojo Working" a steroid injection, Bellini's harmonica drives the classic at a frantic pace. The sound is mediocre, but Howard and the White Boys' enthusiasm helps to buffer the primitive recording.

Fred Chapellier - Best Of 25 Years On The Road




Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 79:42 + 78:49 
Size: 198,7 MB +  194,9 MB 
Label: DixieFrog Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
CD1
 1. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City - 3:34
 2. It Never Comes Easy - 4:52
 3. Saint On The Highway - 4:24
 4. Sweet Soul Music - 4:03
 5. The Gents - 4:40
 6. A Silent Room - 5:48
 7. Crying With The Blues - 6:46
 8. Set Me Free - 4:30
 9. Something About You - 3:55
10. 3'45 Am - 4:37
11. Under The Influence - 4:59
12. Marie Laveaux - 5:24
13. Beyond The Moon  Pt. II - 4:06
14. Yield Not To Temptation - 3:07
15. After Hours - 3:52
16. I Have To Go - 4:26
17. Funk It - 3:22
18. Thank You Lord - 3:14

CD2
 1. Rodney's Song - 4:08
 2. Cold As Ice - 4:13
 3. He's Walking - 3:12
 4. Merry Go Round - 5:18
 5. Blues For Roy - 8:19
 6. Good Time Charlie - 3:36
 7. Last Two Dollars - 6:16
 8. Like It This Way - 3:32
 9. Love That Burns - 8:18
10. I'm A Ram - 3:12
11. Gary's Gone - 6:37
12. If You Be My Baby - 5:06
13. Smart Money - 4:12
14. Living In A Dream - 4:22
15. B Shuffle - 4:05
16. Le Blues - 4:18

If the Blues is the music of one’s life, we can only rejoice of the release of this double CD (combining studio and live recordings) celebrating the 25 first years of Fred Chapelier’s career. It means that this compilation is only a step in a career in progress. Be assured that you will get many more opportunities to praise the outsized talent of such an endearing character. Meanwhile, enjoy the pleasure to immerse into this beautiful slice of a career whose main asset is certainly consistency. Because Chapellier never had any « warm up period » contrary to some first albums whose sole quality seem to be their very existence. « Blues Devil » in 2003 and « L’œil du Blues » in 2005 have been unanimously hailed for their artistic achievement. Chapellier is world class and it was only natural that, when he joined Dixiefrog in 2007, he paid homage to his world class idol Roy Buchanan (« A Tribute to Roy Buchanan »). A CD considered as a milestone, recorded, of course, with a galaxy of world class musicians: Billy Price, the last lead singer in Buchanan’s band, Neal Black, Tom Principato and Jean-Alain Roussel, also co-producer of the album. What came next was a magnificent musical journey made up of 8 albums.In some he was calling the shots, such as in « Electric Fingers » and « It Never Comes Easy » when others were shared projects: « Night Work » and « Live on Stage » with Billy Price, « BTC » with Neal Black and Nico Wayne Toussaint or « Set Me Free » with The Gents and excellent vocals by Dale Blade. Not forgetting two live recordings, « Electric Communion » and the fabulous « Fred Chapellier Plays Peter Green », another of Chapellier’s world class idol,  Green being the founder of Fleetwood Mac. What an amazing range for this mind blowing guitar player who is also (mostly?) a top songwriter and a natural born Soul singer. The whole range of his sonic richness is truly remarkable, a fact vividly expressed  in the 32 tracks of this double CD (18 studio recordings and 14 songs captured live). If the Blues is the unifying thread of the album, Soul music is never far away and it’s no coincidence that the studio part of the CD opens with  an impeccable version of  Bobby « Blue » Bland’s « Ain’t No Love In The Heart of the City »,  Bland being viewed as one of the creators of the Soul Blues genre. As a great news never comes alone, two completely new dazzlings songs  grace the album: «  I’m A Ram » in  the live part  and « Beyond The Moon – Part II » in the  studio section. Just perfect !

вторник, 29 сентября 2020 г.

Magnolia Bayou - Strange Place


Bitrate: 320K/s

Year: 2020
Time: 48:45 
Size: 121,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dig Deep - 4:11
 2. Sleepin' In The Dog House - 4:05
 3. Sugarspell - 4:01
 4. Preachin' Blues - 5:08
 5. Hands In The Dirt - 4:09
 6. From The Other Side - 3:39
 7. The Robber - 4:55
 8. Hurricane - 5:57
 9. Tupelo - 3:58
10. Sweet Magnolia - 4:03
11. Thieves - 4:33

Forged in the heart of a Mississippi swamp, Magnolia Bayou’s sound is appropriately reminiscent of the golden age of Rock N Roll, and it is simultaneously flavored with a heavy, southern swagger that is distinctively theirs. Their bluesy aura can be traced back to the group’s origins, where they submerged and steeped themselves in their home state’s profound, musical wealth; covering the likes of Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House and so many more. Like their musical forefathers, the band spent three years blazing their way through juke joints along the Mississippi Blues trail, before independently recording their debut album in 2018. After it’s release, they spent the next two years extensively touring the surrounding south, traveling as far as the midwest and the pacific northeast. In that time, they’ve supported many acts such as Whiskey Myers, Wet Willie, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Fantastic Negrito, Tyler Childers, Ian Moore, Aaron Lewis, Bishop Gunn & Black Stone Cherry. In May of 2019, Magnolia Bayou set out to record their follow up album, Strange Place, at Natchez Sound Studio with Bishop Gunn’s very own Burne Sharp at the helm. The record is now available everywhere. “Echoes of The Rolling Stones, Hendrix & early Aerosmith that come roaring out of your speaker... Strange Place is a transcendent blast of Rock & Roll with Southern Swagger and by any measure, Magnolia Bayou is one of the most crucial bands blowing up in the USA right now” ~  Rock Blues Muse

AJ Crawdaddy Band - Steppin' Out!



Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 50:44 
Size: 120,7 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Big Hurt Featuring Marcel Smith - 4:06
 2. Steppin' Out!  Featuring Quique Gomez - 4:24
 3. My Back Scratcher Featuring Jim Dewrance - 5:45
 4. Don't Think About It, Baby!  Featuring Baxter Robertson - 4:41
 5. Bony Moronie featuring Robert Welsh - 3:14
 6. Home At Last Featuring Jim Dewrance - 5:13
 7. Need Another Favor Featuring Baxter Robertson - 5:14
 8. That's What Love Will Do Featuring Mike Rinta - 4:39
 9. Ten Long Years Featuring John Blues Boyd - 5:05
10. Mean Man Featuring Michael Peloquin - 3:53

Angelo J Rossi, aka “AJ Crawdaddy” is an American  Guitarist.  Born in Palo Alto, California and a long time Bay Area performing artist, AJ  is most well known for his work with the popular Marin based pop group, Pablo Cruise. He is a BMI published writer, A voting member of N.A.R.A.S. (Grammy).   

понедельник, 28 сентября 2020 г.

JP Stingray - Lowland Blues




Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 62:41 
Size: 143,6 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Going Down - 4:59
 2. Crosscut Saw - 4:19
 3. Born Under a Bad Sign - 3:51
 4. Hoochie Coochie Man - 4:34
 5. Boogie Man - 4:30
 6. Don't Start Me Talking - 3:29
 7. Fool for Your Stockings - 4:28
 8. Messing with the Kid - 3:31
 9. King Bee - 5:00
10. I Thank You - 3:36
11. Thrill Is Gone - 4:54
12. Statesboro Blues - 3:36
13. Tulsa Time - 3:06
14. Baby,What Do You Want Me to Do - 3:27
15. Texas Flood - 5:15

JP Stingray began playing the guitar at age 13, inspired by his older brother Ramblin' Wayn, who is also a country/rock recording artist in Holland. Soon, JP discovered the music of his first guitar hero Rory Gallagher, who would become a great influence upon him. Later, he would hear the music of the great Stevie Ray Vaughan, who would ultimately become his greatest influence. Because of Stevie Ray's music, JP would develop a great love for the Texas blues/rock style which remains with him until this day. After stints with several blues and rock bands, JP would form the band Crossroad, who played covers from ZZ Top, Stevie Ray, Rory, Gary Moore and others. The band would become a very popular band in and around JP's home area. In 1996, JP recorded his first solo blues CD "Blues Stringer", which contained 15 songs ranging from up tempo Texas shuffles to slow blues ballads. This CD showcased not only JP's diverse lead and bass guitar skills but also his very fine vocals and song writing. He recorded the set at his new home studio in Holland with the aid of ex-Crossroad drummer Charlie DeJong. Naturally, he dedicated his first solo effort to both Rory Gallagher and Stevie Ray and included an original song "Goodbye Hurricane", written and performed in Stevie's memory. JP's next studio effort was the release of a CD he titled "The Other Side", on which he recorded songs inspired by his non-blues influences, mainly Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, along with Bruce Springsteen, with just a dash of Bon Jovi. Again, this very fine recording was produced and engineered in JP's home studio. Besides he has an succesfull Guitarshop in the south of the Netherlands.

Jimmy Regal And The Royals - Late Night Chicken

Bitrate: 320K/s

Year: 2020
Time: 36:09 
Size: 82,9 MB 
Label: Lunaria Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Late Night Chicken - 3:00
 2. Sun's Gonna Rise - 2:36
 3. My Confession - 3:05
 4. Going To The Fair - 3:39
 5. Regal Alley - 4:41
 6. That's All It Took - 2:52
 7. Can't Cry No More - 6:19
 8. All Night Long - 4:11
 9. Commit A Crime - 3:48
10. Lights Out - 1:53

It’s hard to beat the electricity of a howling blues three piece. Preferably with a pint in your hand in as intimate a venue you can manage. And possibly with a fight breaking out in the background. Combining a love of Southern US roots culture and the South London food culture, recorded on a Thames side boat that shifted with the tides, the ditties on Late Night Chicken are at the heart of Pub Rock and run down juke joints.Housed in a familiar red and white livery, guitarist CJ Williams has made the observation that “there are no bad chicken songs.” An interesting theory that could spark an interesting debate down your local. Meanwhile, Joff Watkins’ harmonica takes centre stage to honk its way through a set that thankfully doesn’t take the chicken theme to the limits.It’s all about bare bones and grinding down on a suitably raw riff, probably while chowing down on a suitably cooked drumstick. From the title track which does exactly that to more down and dirty, rustic and organic, swampy and overdriven blues-tinged excursions.This is a trio that you feel could easily cook up grooves all day long, yet Regal Alley adds another string to the bow, being built on a quivering atmosphere. Perfect to add to the visual of tumbleweed bouncing through a one-horse town as two gunslingers get set for a showdown. And then suddenly the jiving twang and drum rumble of an irresistible foot-tapper takes over. All lead drums and jagged guitar injections.


суббота, 26 сентября 2020 г.

Bart Ryan - Startlight And Tall Tales

Bitrate: 320K/s

Year: 2020
Time: 45:42 
Size: 105,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wanna Be - 4:44
 2. I'd Be a Fool - 4:59
 3. Half Way - 4:45
 4. Evil - 5:15
 5. Walk Away - 5:17
 6. Bring Out Your Joy - 5:38
 7. The Healer - 3:08
 8. Nobody - 4:07
 9. Tonight Tonight - 3:45
10. Desire - 3:59

A gritty-voiced session guitar player who was born in Los Angeles and is based in Nashville, Bart Ryan delivers an all-original set of soulful, blues-infused roots on this album, wrapping his inner turmoil in a collection of intimate, bittersweet tunes that bare his struggles and offer up a little hope, too. Doubling on guitar and lap steel and delivering rich tone on both, Ryan grew up listening to Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and David Gilmour. While still in his teens, he was playing in late-night bars with Coco Montoya and several others. He was a fixture on the blues scene in Atlanta for five years before returning home to be closer to family. This is the sixth CD in Bart’s catalog in a career that’s included serving as the musical producer for several major movies, including The Descendants, the Academy Award-winning George Clooney flick. This one was recorded at Starlight Studios and features tunes that deal with what he describes in the liner notes as “three strange years filled with late nights, struggle, mold poisoning, broken affairs, Sexton Irish Whiskey and political insanity.” He’s backed by several of the top studio musicians in L.A. and Tennessee, including Mark Kovaly (keys), Jeff Byrd and Steve Smartt (horns), Ted Russell Kamp and Matt Higgins (bass) and Jim Evans (drums) with Aubrey Richmond contributing violin and joining Michael Mishaw and Amber Gartner on backing vocals.
Ryan sets the mood with “Wanna Be,” an unhurried, soul-drenched message to his lady that he doesn’t want to be “an afterthought for you/Or something you need to do” – just the only thing she thinks about through the day. Like the song that follows, “I’d Be a Fool,” it deals with a complicated relationship and draws influences from the works of Stevie Wonder and James Brown. A funky bass line kicks up the energy level for the latter, which builds intensity throughout, is delivered after the end of the affair and has Bart feeling like “I should just drink poison” rather than take her back again – something he does anyway. The ballad, “Half Way,” opens quietly with a dreamy run on six-string before launching into lyrics that continues the theme forward, this time describing a lady who’s more trouble than she’s worth and who seemingly smiles but is really baring her teeth before she bites. The action heats up for the hard-driving, stop-time rocker, “Evil,” a highly charged statement against the Trump administration, then softens its attack for “Walk Away,” another emotion-packed view of a difficult romance. The woman’s allure is so deep in this one that Ryan ignores the advice of friends to leave. The bluesy ballad, “Bring Out Your Joy,” will please any guitar lover as it urges a friend to uplift the singer’s mood by sharing a little happiness and love and promises not to take too much. The funk kicks in for “The Healer,” an uptempo rocker that offers up a little hope in the form of a lady who’s in possession of magic potions and a magic wand, while the ballad “Nobody” sings praise for friends who’ve remained steadfastly at the singer’s side even when he was at the depths of despair. The rocker “Tonight Tonight” advises to enjoy yourself while you can before the acoustic blues, “Desire,” brings the set to a close with the message that no matter how bad life’s treated you, “the worst thing in life is to have no dream at all.” Available through iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, Starlight and Tall Tales mirrors modern times filled with uncertainty and hope, and may not be right for you if you’re struggling right now. But Bart Ryan shows here that he’s an exceptionally gifted songwriter and musician who’s willing to bare all for his craft. This is an excellent work that deserves your ear despite the unsettling themes of the material.

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - 100 Years Of Blues


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 51:55 
Size: 122,5 MB 
Label: Alligator Records
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Birds Of A Feather - 3:21
 2. West Helena Blues - 4:51
 3. What The Hell? - 3:06
 4. Good Times - 3:45
 5. Old School - 4:58
 6. If I Should Have Bad Luck - 4:00
 7. Midnight Hour Blues - 4:12
 8. Blues, Why Do You Worry Me? - 4:03
 9. South Side Slide - 3:13
10. Blues For Yesterday - 5:53
11. Help Me - 5:15
12. 100 Years Of Blues - 5:10

Elvin Bishop is a legendary guitarist…impeccable and spirited…a distinguished American player.  Charlie Musselwhite, with unabashed excellence, sets the standard for blues harmonica. Alligator Records is pleased to announce the September 25, 2020 release of 100 Years Of Blues, the first-ever album by Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Elvin Bishop and Grammy-winning harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite. 100 Years Of Blues is front-porch, down-home music with Bishop and Musselwhite trading licks and vocals on 12 rootsy, spirited songs, mixing nine originals with three reimagined classics.
The two history-making musicians – both Blues Hall Of Famers – are blues legends with over 100 years of professional musicianship between them. They are among the most famous bluesmen in the world. Although they’ve known each other since the early 1960s and recorded as guests with John Lee Hooker (and other friends), this is the first time that they ever teamed up to make a full record. According to Musselwhite, “This is us sitting down to play the music that we love and resonating together effortlessly because we’re ‘coming from the same place’…on many levels.” The idea for the album was sparked in 2017 when the two icons laid down the original version of the song 100 Years Of Blues for Bishop’s Big Fun Trio album. They realized that, with their soul-deep understanding of the blues, they had a special musical chemistry between them. In 2019, Bishop and Musselwhite played a series of stripped-down shows – along with their mutual friend, master pianist/guitarist Bob Welsh – swapping songs and telling stories. The audiences went wild, and Elvin and Charlie had so much fun they knew they had to capture the magic in the studio. 100 Years Of Blues is blues at its deepest, warmest and most engaging. “It all fell together so quickly and easily,” says Bishop. “We each brought about half the songs and recorded them all in one or two takes.” As for his cohorts, Bishop says, “Charlie is the real deal. He didn’t learn his licks off of records; he lived them. He’s always himself. And Bob Welsh is so versatile on guitar and piano. When you play with people who are real good, it ups your game too. I just did the best job I could.” Of Bishop, Musselwhite says, “Elvin is always a joy to play music with. We see things pretty much the same. Musically it’s like fallin’ off a log. It’s so easy and it just makes sense.”  The album was recorded at Kid Andersen’s Greaseland Studios and Bishop’s Hog Heaven Studios in northern California. It was produced by Andersen and co-produced by Bishop, Musselwhite and Welsh. The laid-back, spontaneous nature of 100 Years Of Blues highlights the heartfelt passion of each performance. The richly detailed, autobiographical title track (freshly recorded for this album) tells Elvin’s and Charlie’s tales with sly good humor, recalling specific times and locations in their amazingly colorful lives. The potent What The Hell? finds Bishop taking on current events, winking an eye while speaking truth to power. Throughout the album, the interplay of guitar, vocals, harmonica and piano is virtually telepathic. Both Bishop and Musselwhite got their start in the early 1960s on Chicago’s blues-rich South Side. Bishop, from Oklahoma, befriended and was taught by guitarist Little Smokey Smothers. Musselwhite, from Memphis, was mentored by his pals Delta bluesman Big Joe Williams and harmonica master Big Walter Horton. Although they were young, white newcomers, Bishop and Musselwhite were accepted by the Black blues fans and by the established musicians because they were, like the bluesmen themselves, “from down home”, and also because they played the blues with real feeling. As Musselwhite explains, “It was great the way Elvin and I were not only welcomed but also encouraged by the blues giants of the day. When I first got to Chicago I was content just to hang out and socialize and listen to the great blues, but when Muddy Waters found out I played harmonica, he insisted that I sit in. That changed everything, because other musicians heard me and started offering me gigs. Boy, did that get me focused. I might not’ve ever had a career in music if men like Muddy hadn’t been so welcoming and encouraging.” Young Elvin was also welcomed onto South Side bandstands, gigging with Hound Dog Taylor, Junior Wells and J.T. Brown. Both men went on to win fame by introducing blues music to the rock and roll audience – Bishop with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and his own genre-bending Elvin Bishop Group, and Musselwhite with his wide-ranging and influential recordings as leader of his own band. Both performed with and made friends with countless blues giants. They immersed themselves in the blues tradition before blazing their own trails, beginning with their initial recordings. As Bishop and Musselwhite began adventurously expanding the boundaries of the genre, the new audience eagerly went along for the ride. Although they had only occasionally crossed paths in Chicago, by the late 1960s — after Musselwhite and then Bishop relocated to California — they began regularly running into each other and became occasional fishing buddies. In the 1980s, they toured Hawaii together. In 2002, they headlined a national tour of performing arts centers, further cementing their friendship. Since then, Bishop and Musselwhite have continued touring with their own bands and creating critically acclaimed, award-winning music. Their stories – rich as they already are – are still being written, and this album is a new chapter. Their subtle, soulful musicianship and relaxed, conversational vocals fuel every song. Infused with their deep understanding of the blues tradition mixed with the good-time spirit these two old pals stir up, 100 Years Of Blues is one of the finest, most memorable recordings of either artist’s career.

пятница, 25 сентября 2020 г.

Kurt Allen - Whiskey, Women & Trouble


Bitrate: 320K/s

Year: 2020
Time: 44:48 
Size: 102,7 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Graveyard Blues - 3:36
 2. Watch Yo Step - 4:14
 3. How Long - 6:32
 4. Whiskey, Women & Trouble - 4:07
 5. Funkalicious - 2:26
 6. Count On Me - 5:10
 7. Roadrunner - 4:30
 8. Cry Mercy - 4:22
 9. Voodoo Queen - 6:02
10. Sweet T - 3:46

Low ceilinged juke joint moods are created by guitarists and growling vocalist Kurt Allen with a Moose Lodging crew of Craw Lew/b, Lester Estelle Jr/dr, Beaux Lux/key-ts, Pete Carroll/tp and Trevor Turla/tb on a decalogue of foot stomping originals. There is one reflective and pretty piece featuring Lux’s soft keyboards guided by Estelle’s soft cymbals on “Count On Me”, but that’s just to serve as a chance for the packed house to go get a drink at the bar for the rest of the swinging night. Allen pulls off some hard hitting Chuck Berry riffs on the boogie-ing “Sweet T” while growling between licks on the Aerosmithy “Graveyard Blues” and creating a double guitar line with the saxes on the title piece. Allen takes a trip to Chicago with some muddy waters on the fuzzy “Cry Mercy” and sears through “How Long”. Lew lays down a hip bass line on the Stevie Wonderish “Funkalicious” and gets into an R&B groove on “Voodoo Queen” with Lux blowing like King Curtis on the rock steady “Roadrunner”. Belly up to the bar on this one.

среда, 23 сентября 2020 г.

Bobby Radcliff - Hard Hitting

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 45:08 
Size: 103,6 MB 
Label: Homework Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. High Cost of Living - 4:29
 2. Why Baby - 3:11
 3. Part Time Love - 5:34
 4. Man or Mouse - 5:13
 5. In The Open - 2:43
 6. Mardi Gras In New Orleans - 2:33
 7. I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday - 2:00
 8. I Wonder Why - 4:08
 9. Since I Met You Baby - 3:27
10. Talkin' About My Friends - 4:27
11. Please Don't Leave Me - 4:39
12. Bobby's Rock - 2:39

The toast of the New York blues scene Bobby Radcliff has enlisted a choice group of musicians from Finland and Sweden to back him on his latest project. This effort was recorded at Suprovox Studios, Finland. The guitarist-singer offers up twelve diverse blues covers with just a two guitar, bass and drums line up. He shares lead guitar duties with Jonne Kulluvaara from Helsinki, Finland. The sound is ok except for the fact that the drums tend to be mixed a little low. “High Cost Of Living” is a slow-ish blues with skittering guitars with Bobby’s matter-of-fact vocals that set fine here. He shows a more exuberant vocal performance on the lively “Why Baby”. The band chugs along nicely on “Man Or Mouse”. Freddie King’s instrumental “In The Open” gets it just deserves as the guys give it a run for its’ money. Up next is a two song visit to the New Orleans music scene, leading off with Professor Longhair’s perennial “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” were the rhythmic guitars make up for the usual piano parts. “The Fat Man” Fats Domino gets the Bobby Radcliff treatment on his “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday”. Fats’ warm vocal is missed, but Bobby does it proud.Jimmy Dawkins’ “I Wonder Why” takes things back to the good old Chicago blues. This versatile guitar band shows its mellow side on the Ivory Joe Hunter classic “Since I Met You Baby” that finds Bobby in fine voice. “Sometimey” friends are the subject on the reality checking “Talkin’ About My Friends”. This time they cover a more obscure Fats Domino track in “Please Don’t Leave Me”. It’s another New Orleans Rhythm And Blues gem featuring vocal-guitar call and response. Shop closes up with Elmore James’ instrumental “Bobby’s Rock” to take things out in style. Here with have another keeper of the traditional blues that keeps things fresh and up to date. A steady vocalist, two well versed guitarist and a crack rhythm section what self respecting blues fanatic could want more? In a perfect world I would of liked the drums a bit more up front, but that’s a minor quibble. This band rocks out the blues in grand fashion.Recorded in Finland with Jonne Kulluvaara(guitar),Mikko Peltola(drums) and Magnus Lanhammer(bass) Enginered by Tomi Leino.2019,Homework Records Finland (http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/bobby-radcliff-hard-hitting-album-review/)/

понедельник, 21 сентября 2020 г.

Cameron Milford - Trouble Find You

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 32:19 
Size: 74,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Alt.Country Rock/ Blues Rock
Art: Front 
Tracks Listing:
 1. Come Undone - 3:09
 2. Trouble Find You - 3:08
 3. Look What You've Done To Me - 2:29
 4. Seven Dollar Haircut - 3:17
 5. Walk Beside - 3:20
 6. Feeling Like A Saturday Night - 2:14
 7. Cigarettes For Lunch - 2:54
 8. This Young Again - 3:40
 9. Humankind - 3:54
10. October Again - 4:11

My good mate Cameron Milford has released his first album in 7 years today, ‘Trouble Find You’. You should definitely check it out! 
From bangers like ‘Feeling Like a Saturday Night’  to grooving tunes like ‘Come Undone’, to the dark title track ‘Trouble Find You’ — this album is timeless, full of BRILLIANT songwriting, and badass Alt Country vibes/ Apart from being an incredible songwriter, musician, and producer, Cam is such a humble and supportive guy. Cam saw something in my songwriting early on, and spent A LOT of time helping me hone my songwriting skills, and my musicianship — thankless hours. Cam is too modest to broadcast heavily about this release but if you have the time, please give it a listen or share it with someone who might dig it 

воскресенье, 20 сентября 2020 г.

Stevie & The Sleepers - Stevie & The Sleepers


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 54:13 
Size: 124,4 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock/Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. In The Delta - 2:44
 2. Bury Me - 3:53
 3. Favourite Song - 3:41
 4. Jimmy - 2:35
 5. Fly - 3:29
 6. Young Again - 4:50
 7. Shouldn't Of - 3:00
 8. Cowboy - 3:53
 9. Rumbling - 6:02
10. Landline - 3:10
11. Laugh At Your Funeral - 4:28
12. The Beast - 5:57
13. Save You - 6:24

This album is dedicated in loving memory of Eliza Joy Grumont.
We would like to thank our families and friends for all their love and support in making the album. We could not have done it without you. You mean the world to us. Special mentions; our mums and dads - Sharon and Jon, Mick and Linda, Brian and Maureen, and Amanda and Gordon. Jason's wife Taryn, Ben's partner Sabi, Scott's partner and son, Lynsey & Felix, Lachlan's partner and kids, Bacara, Eddie and Finn, and Stevie's loves, Daphne, Joel, Bianca and Rohan. Thank you to Alex Gooding, Loretta Miller, Tracey Miller and all of the artists that performed on the album. Special thanks to Angela Chiaravalloti. You were an integral part of the band for many years and always a dear friend. To those we lost along the way. We love and remember you always. Jon Grumont, Dominic Chiaravalloti, Duro and Ana Fados, and Ivan and Ljuba Pek. Thank you to Glenn Scott for producing the album, and Sabrina Robertson for your guidance and support.

Big Head Blues Club - 100 Years of Robert Johnson


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 43:45 
Size: 101,3 MB 
Label: Big Records
Styles: Blues / Electric Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Come On In My Kitchen - 4:30
 2. Ramblin' On My Mind - 4:51
 3. When You Got A Good Friend - 4:02
 4. Cross Road Blues - 5:37
 5. Preachin' Blues - 4:04
 6. Kind Hearted Woman - 4:07
 7. If I Had Posession Over Judgement Day - 4:14
 8. Last Fair Deal Gone Done - 5:47
 9. All My Love Is Love In Vain - 3:10
10. Sweet Home Chicago - 3:18

The Robert Johnson tribute album is nearly a rite of passage, a way to signal your deep love and understanding of the blues. Certainly, when Eric Clapton cuts a record of Johnson, it signals his roots -- and when Todd Rundgren dabbles, it smacks of a prank -- but when Big Head Todd & the Monsters do a centennial celebration of the legend, it feels something like a bid for credibility. To that end, the group has some heavy-hitters in its corner, with cameos by the legends B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin, Charlie Musselwhite, and Honeyboy Edwards lending this a blues authenticity that the group never quite managed previously, but 100 Years of Robert Johnson isn’t anchored with a blues beat; it swings with some supper club soul-jazz and just a hint of clean popping funk, everything relaxed enough to allow for some solos that never last long enough to lose a listener’s attention. There’s not a lot of grit here, not even when the Big Head Blues Club strips down to acoustic guitars for “Kind Hearted Woman” or “All My Love’s in Vain,” and if there is no trace of a haunted soul in Todd Park Mohr’s vocals -- something that does hamstring “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day” and “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” -- his singing suits the smooth, easy spirit of the sessions, one where the songs are an excuse to jam, not a reason to dig into the depths of a soul.

суббота, 19 сентября 2020 г.

Malaya Blue - Still

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:49 
Size: 108,4 MB 
Label: Blue Heart Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Down to the Bone - 3:39
 2. It's a Shame - 4:24
 3. Love Can Tell - 4:45
 4. Why Is Peace So Hard? - 5:48
 5. Love of Your Life - 3:39
 6. Kiss My Troubles Away - 3:46
 7. Settle Down Easy - 4:32
 8. Down to the Bottom - 5:14
 9. These Four Walls - 4:02
10. I Can't Be Loved - 3:06
11. Hot Love - 3:48

Anyone who thought, or was worried, that UK blues-soul diva Malaya Blue may have retired early can relax again. Here she is, still roaring along full-tilt, with her ever-full-on vocal delivery and shades of blues, rock, soul and jazz rippling along in her wake. With ‘Still,’ her latest offering, Blue brings a sure-fire touch with both vocals and song-writing qualities that can only add to her growing appeal and international acclaim.
Malaya Blue has taken some time out to literally race through a heavy higher-education programme resulting in a doctorate being awarded, before returning to the studio to deliver this remarkable, rounded twelve-track release. With production duties managed by the legendary US producer, Denis Walker, and supported by Robert Cray’s right-hand man, bassist and writer Richard Cousins, the resulting quality of the album could seldom ever be in doubt. Other musicians featuring include the UK blues-keys master, Stevie Watts, very much the go-to-guy for tasteful keyboard work in the European blues arena.
The title track is a searing piece, with Blue’s voice never missing a beat, heart-wrenchingly touching and demanding while her song-writing skills also take a centre-stage slot. Anyone who loved her previous offerings, ‘Bourbon Street’ in 2014 followed by the genuinely wonderful, ‘Heartbreak’ a few years later, in 2016, will maybe find this latest release more rounded and subtle with some sensitive, strong ballads pulsing through the mix more than we’re used to. But that’s no bad thing here. With a voice as good as this, almost anything’s possible.

Johnny and the MoTones - Highway 51


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 41:03 
Size: 94,1 MB 
Label: Altenburgh Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Going To Carolina - 4:13
 2. Baby Can You Shake It - 3:58
 3. Highway 51 - 4:04
 4. Make It - 3:44
 5. Long Live The Pack - 3:08
 6. 1974 VW Bus - 5:28
 7. Tell Me Something - 4:00
 8. Rain - 3:51
 9. Who's That Rocker - 4:31
10. Wait For Me - 4:01

“Highway 51 starts in Hurley, Wisconsin and ends in New Orleans, Louisiana…like the MoTones sound!” This quote describes Mitch Viegut (guitars, lead vocals) and Johnny Altenbrugh (piano, lead vocals) 5th album aptly. Their newest effort to get to here from there shows just how far they’ve come. This two-headed blues monster album is partly recorded in Nashville at Warner Brothers Recording Studios. This Nashville connection shows their desire to hit the road and explore what’s out there beyond their home turf. They also recorded at a couple of studios in their home state as well. As of April they hit #7 on the RMR (Roots Music Report). The results are in and they are getting some buzz.
The core group is tight featuring: Bruce Lammers on bass; Ryan Korb on drums; John Greiner on Tenor Sax and Pat Phalen on trumpet. “Also appearing…” seems to be the listing of another full outfit of Nashville players. That crew consists of Travis King on drums; Thomas Banks on bass; Paula Hall on backing vocals; Tom Washatka on tenor sax; and Ben Peterson on trumpet. Both sides of the coin match well.
The two lead vocalists couldn’t be more different. Mitch has the classic rocking blues scream that is sweet, smooth and pairs well with his swinging slide guitar parts and classic crunchy rock sound. John is the softer side. He has the snarky barroom singer/ songwriter style of a David Bromberg. He pleasantly reflects on what could have been and what’s not going to be but that it will all turn out OK in the end. Mitch sings about girls gone bad and other hard luck stories soaked in road weary grit. He’s game for the next day wherever that may be. John’s more of the stay at home guy trying to sneak out for the evening and Mitch is trying to find his home on the road after many late nights.
The best example of John’s storytelling is “Make It”. Which is a hit in the sense that a band that is clearly not going to make it still believing they’re “…gonna make it now”. This is so self-deluding that it’s funny. It’s also sweet and charming enough for everyone to relate to, not just musicians listening to their latest studio recording and proclaiming a fact before it happens, then having to take a job at the local whatever. His piano playing rollicks along keeping the flames of hope alive. Mitch has his charms too albeit darker and drunker in nature. “Tell Me Something” is a tale of his gal that he just knows there is something rotten about her past or her family, and he’s begging anyone with information to let him in on it so at least he’s forewarned about the storm-a-coming.
The best tune is the instrumental “Long Live The Pack” a “Peter Gunn Theme” styled affair with many classic big blues band twists and turns. This seems to be their sweet spot where their playing together meshes so well that it’s just one band doing their thing and making the crowd go wild in the process. Throughout the album they take turns lead singing. It’s a one for me, one for you situation. Each song is distinctly different in style and mood which is nice for variety. The only missed opportunity is not doing a song together vocally either trading verses and meeting on the chorus or working up a clever harmony here and there.
The take away is that this album is all originals without being derivative sounding. It contains some of the best composed of today’s music. They are seasoned pros with serious chops that do not go to waste. Are they gonna “Make It”? Well that all depends on what’s making it in today’s fractured America. They get to do what they love and get to live to play another day. Maybe that is what it’s all about after all.

Johnny and The Motones - Nothin' To Lose

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 53:28 
Size: 122,8 MB 
Label: Altenburgh Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front + Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Nothin' To Lose - 3:49
 2. Baby Don't Jump - 3:31
 3. That's Why I Sing The Blues - 4:48
 4. Runaround - 4:07
 5. Rosie - 3:36
 6. Wish You Were Young Again - 5:02
 7. Maybe Baby - 4:15
 8. (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover - 3:33
 9. Crazy People - 5:40
10. One More Step - 5:19
11. Taste Of The Strange - 4:15
12. Hey Joe - 5:29

Next to milk and cheese, Johnny And The MoTones may be favorite export from Wisconsin. Keyboardist Johnny Altenburgh has assembled a twelve piece band that includes hot horns, great guitar and a rhythm section that explores the essence of jump blues, contemporary blues and a large dose of R&B. The CD begins with the swinging sounds of the title track "Nothin' To Lose" and "Baby Don't Jump" both these tracks would fill any dance floor. After working up a sweat on the dance floor, the band slows things down with the contemporary blues sounds of "That's Why I sing The Blues" The Johnny Altenburgh original "Wish You Were Young Again" showcases his writing talents and can touch every nerve of your fiber. "The White Cliffs of Dover" is a classic that is set to a jump blues sound and features some amazing vocals from Kevin Moore. The band then sets into three tracks that show their talents at modern day R&B before ending with the classic Hendrix track "Hey Joe". You have Nothin' To Lose by experiencing this great disc, but everything to loose if you don't.

Casey James - If You Don't Know By Now

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 62:45 
Size: 143,8 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Live Life - 3:24
 2. Shake Some Salt - 5:04
 3. Girl's Got Something - 3:28
 4. Real - 4:08
 5. Don't Break a Heart - 3:21
 6. Here to Please - 4:10
 7. If You Dont Know By Now - 5:40
 8. Wish Me Luck - 5:23
 9. Be Mine - 5:02
10. Come on Saturday Night - 3:18
11. Nothin But Time - 4:31
12. A Better Place - 6:47
13. Faith - 4:02
14. (More) Faith - 4:21

With his 2017 album Strip It Down, Casey James made the blues project he’d always envisioned.  Now with the 2020 follow-up, If You Don’t Know By Now, James digs in deeper on the genre, exploring its range while setting himself apart as an inspired, melodic guitarist and as an expressive, soulful vocalist. It’s a stark commitment to a musical form lodged firmly in his soul. The songs often stretch 5-8 minutes, giving him plenty of space to explore the full character of his guitar skills in tandem with such disparate sounds as the Chicago blues bar anthem “Don’t Break A Heart,” the Latimore-like R&B ballad “Wish Me Luck” and the Marley-tipped “Be Mine.”
James attacked If You Don’t Know By Now with a new level of confidence, thanks in part to his affirming experience with Strip It Down. He had come to national attention as a contestant on American Idol, using his fierce instrumental skills, emotional tenor and musician-next-door approachability to land high among the finalists. The show brought him a recording contract – a major-label country deal, of all things – and he took the offer, though the tight creative limitations on commercial country overlapped only partially with the music at the center of his soul.

пятница, 18 сентября 2020 г.

John Lisi & Delta Funk - Retox

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 54:33 
Size: 125,0 MB 
Label: Rabadash Records
Styles: Blues/Funky Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Cheap Ass Wine - 3:19
 2. Too Much Blood in My Alcohol Stream - 6:57
 3. Good God I'm Blue - 3:12
 4. Bad Bad Whisky - 5:44
 5. I Broke My Smile - 2:29
 6. She Was Drunk When She Told Me She Loves Me - 3:27
 7. Fucked Up Day - 3:33
 8. Beer Soaked Couch Slug ! - 4:29
 9. Whatever Happened to You ? - 3:14
10. One Too Many - 6:07
11. I Ain't Drunk - 3:06
12. P.B.R. Stomp (1 take y’all!) - 8:50

Musicians:
John Lisi – lead vocal, guitars, drums, piano
Jacques Joshua – electric & upright bass, vocal
Eric Bernhardt – saxophones, vocal
Dan Caro – drums, vocal
Jason Ricci – harp, vocal

Retox, the new CD from John Lisi & Delta Funk, is a burning hunk of steamy funky guitar god original blues. Retox is a personal romp down a life full of songs about over-drinking too much, played in the smoking hot guitar of now-sober John Lisi. Retox is a fun-rocking original blues CD with a twist of humor and a great cast of musicians backing up John Lisi.

Mario Rossi Band - The Same Old Street

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 38:05 
Size: 87,3 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I'm Ready - 5:01
 2. Leave a Light On - 2:45
 3. Coffee - 3:54
 4. The Times You Loved Me - 3:24
 5. The Sunshine Jam - 4:08
 6. Too Late, Woman - 2:58
 7. My Guitar and Me - 2:38
 8. Hard Way - 4:05
 9. Overcast Sky - 5:22
10. Go Down the Road - 3:46

Mario Rossi is a Brazilian guitarist and singer based on São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo State/Brazil). He has been moving forward in music since 2004, when he was 18 years old and made his live debut. Nowadays, as a confident player, he treats riffs, licks and melodies with respect and wisdom. He knows where he wants to go!
“I’ve always tried to sing and play in my own way, with my natural characteristics,” Rossi points out. “Even when I play other artists songs, the result takes a direction that runs away from the proposal of addressing just like the originals.”  The guitarist/singer spent the last six years improving his skills as a cover act. Classic songs like ‘Key to the Highway’ or Guitar Slim’s ‘The Things That I Used to Do’ are almost a praxis in his concerts. Also usually appeared in his setlists Elmore James, B.B. King, Peter Green, Johnny Winter and Eric Clapton. Or even Ray Charles’s ‘Come Back Baby’, and lesser-known compositions, such as Peter Green’s ‘Fallin’ Apart’. The Brazilian artist also had two experiences in particular that were unique. In 2013 and then 2015, he joined the band that accompanied the American bluesman John Primer in Brazil. They played in cities in South and Southeast of the country, including a performance on The Noite com Danilo Gentili TV show, screened by the channel SBT –one of the biggest TV channels in Brazil. The final balance of all of that brought a permanent framework.

четверг, 17 сентября 2020 г.

Aubrey Dunham - I Feel Your Love


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 65:23 
Size: 149,9 MB 
Label: A.D. Records and Productions
Styles: Blues/Texas Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Feel Your Love (Yo Sientotu Amor) - 6:22
 2. Down in Houston - 3:28
 3. Let Me Love You All Night - 3:01
 4. Baby Don't Tell Me - 4:23
 5. I Love My Baby - 4:50
 6. Magic Touch - 4:36
 7. I Love My Skinny Woman - 3:17
 8. Making a Fool Of Myself - 4:12
 9. Flyin' High - 3:30
10. Black Cat's Bone - 4:20
11. Down On Bending Knees - 4:04
12. Life's Rainbow (Nature's Song) - 5:19
13. Catch Up With the Blues - 4:39
14. I Feel Your Love (Radio Mix) - 4:38
15. Life's Rainbow (Nature's Song), Radio Mix - 4:37

To play and perform the Blues you have to understand and appreciate the origin of the Blues genre. Today, Aubrey "Bluesdog " Dunham, one of the best Blues acts of his time, has that understanding. After working for more than two decade around the World including his home town's of Houston, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana with some of the best known Legends in the field of Blues music, “The Texas Tenors” "Johnny Clyde Copeland" and others, Aubrey elected to go out on his own. His CD’s, “Now I am singing the Blues” and "I Feel your Love" Tribute to Johnny Clyde Copeland".
His hits, "I used to be a Dog" and "Catch up with the Blues" solidifies that, His Saxophone playing style dazzles audiences with full gritty, boppy sounds that is fun and funky giving his many fans the inspiration to jump and dance. When you feel the need to dance and listen to the Blues -- when you want to have a great time seeing a great Blues act, guarantee your success by selecting the music of the Bluesdog.

Dez Murphy Blues Trio - Callin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 34:38 
Size: 79,4 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Callin' - 4:15
 2. Goldfish Blues - 3:46
 3. All About The Moment - 3:36
 4. Whatever Turns You On - 3:19
 5. Just Aonther Oh Baby - 3:08
 6. A Dozen Red Roses - 3:32
 7. Ride With Me - 2:48
 8. No Mindreader - 3:23
 9. Bo Diddley - 3:50
10. Same Old Time - 2:55

Dez Murphy, Singer/songwriter has long been involved with the music scene, from London in the eighties, to the present day, where he continues to sing, write & perform new material with the Moposogs local writers group based in Monaghan. Dez also hosts his own monthly 'Monaghan Blues Jam' which has been running now for over sixteen years.

Eric Johanson - Below Sea Level

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:48 
Size: 101,4 MB 
Label: Nola Blue Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Buried Above Ground - 3:24
 2. Down To The Bottom - 3:45
 3. Changes The Universe - 4:06
 4. Never Tomorrow - 2:51
 5. Hammer On The Stone - 4:07
 6. Have Mercy - 3:46
 7. River Of Oblivion - 4:36
 8. Nowhere To Go - 2:36
 9. Open Hearted Woman - 4:29
10. Dose Of Forget - 2:53
11. Love Is Rebellion - 3:46
12. Riverbend Blues - 3:24

Blues rocker, guitarist, singer-songwriter Eric Johanson announces the release of his new album, Below Sea Level out September 18, 2020 via Nola Blue Records, produced by Luther Dickinson.
Below Sea Level, the forthcoming release from Eric Johanson, is a striking collection of twelve indie rock and blues originals written by Johanson and produced in collaboration with Luther Dickinson. Sessions were held at the famed Zebra Ranch Studios in the North Mississippi Hill Country, where the raw musical energy of Johanson on guitar and vocals, Terrence Grayson (Victor Wainwright Band) on bass and Cody Dickinson on drums flowed from the formidable power trio. Mixing was completed at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville by M. Allen Parker. According to Louisiana native Johanson, “With this album I was finally able to bring my blues and rock influences to a place of more imagination and creativity, while keeping it organic and honest. It’s contemporary music naturally grown from the roots of southern blues and psychedelic inspiration. I can’t think of anyone who understands that better than Luther Dickinson, who produced the album with me. We cut the record live over three days, with very few overdubs, and just captured this amazing raw energy. A lot of that had to do with Cody and Terrence really bringing the grooves to life with incredible chemistry.”
20 years ago, brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson burst onto the national blues scene as members of what was then a blues power trio called the North Mississippi Allstars. Today, that band is still going strong and the siblings continue to find fresh ways to revitalize blues-rock, as evidenced by Below Sea Level, the new trio album by singer-songwriter Eric Johanson. Luther produced the disc, Cody plays drums on it, and Johanson recruited electric bassist Terrence Grayson for this collection of a dozen original compositions. It is the third album by Johanson (who has toured extensively in Cyril Neville’s band), and the Dickinson brothers help bring out the best in him as a both a charismatic vocalist and a blistering guitarist.

Earring George Mayweather - Whup It! Whup It!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 47:47 
Size: 109,4 MB 
Label: Tone-Cool Records
Styles: Electric Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tomorrow Night - 3:44
 2. In the Evening - 4:05
 3. Forty-Four - 3:59
 4. What'd I Say - 3:46
 5. Gypsy Woman - 4:57
 6. Feel So Bad - 3:27
 7. It's Your Last Time - 3:16
 8. Bad Actin' Woman - 3:22
 9. Shake for Me - 3:43
10. Cheatin' on Me - 4:05
11. You Left Me with a Broken Heart - 5:02
12. Shout Sister Bessie - 4:15

Earring George Mayweather (September 27, 1927 – February 12, 1995) was an American electric blues and Chicago blues harmonica player, songwriter and singer. He recorded only one solo album, but he played the harmonica on recordings by J. B. Hutto and Eddie Taylor.
AllMusic commented that his album Whup It! Whup It! was "an admirable shot at recreating the '50s Chicago harp sound".

Robert Thomas - Too Young To Know The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 43:24 
Size: 99,8 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. 5,000 Feet - 3:05
 2. Sorry - 3:38
 3. Normandy - 4:24
 4. As She Leaves - 4:27
 5. The Time Has Come (feat. Roger Smith) - 5:29
 6. Devil In Something Small - 4:46
 7. What Did He Say To You ? - 4:39
 8. All I See - 4:07
 9. Walking On Water - 4:34
10. Too Young To Know The Blues - 4:11

Musically mature beyond his years, Robert Thomas is a singer, songwriter, and accomplished guitarist. Well versed in classic rock and blues, Robert is a dynamic performer, passionate about his art. As an experienced showman, he is bound to delight, playing and singing from the heart. 

Jim Gleason - Sure, I'm Blue


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 44:57 
Size: 103,0 MB 
Label: Grilled Weasel Music
Styles: Blues/Contemporary Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sure, I'm Blue - 3:48
 2. Leave a Mark - 3:52
 3. I Told My Baby - 4:04
 4. Your Best Mistake - 5:35
 5. Whiskey and Wisdom - 6:01
 6. The Bitter End - 4:03
 7. She's Not the Girl - 3:30
 8. Black Crow - 3:52
 9. She's the One - 3:05
10. A Soft Place to Land - 3:20
11. Another Night Alone - 3:45

Rather than the typical "mix tape" approach that Jim Gleason has taken on past albums, "Sure, I'm Blue" has a more cohesive blues-based theme that ranges stylistically from Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton to Johnny Guitar Watson and ZZ Top. We got some guitar going on here!

Buddy Johnson (featuring Ella Johnson) - Go Ahead And Rock

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 29:38 
Size: 69,3 MB 
Label: Rhino
Styles: Rhythm & Blues/Jump Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Go Ahead And Rock - 1:59
 2. Real Fine Frame - 2:00
 3. Down Yonder - 3:11
 4. Get On Down The Road - 1:43
 5. Sliding Horns - 2:43
 6. Don't Fail Me Baby - 2:22
 7. Walk 'em - 2:55
 8. You Better Change Your Ways - 2:22
 9. Small Taste - 2:28
10. I'm Tired Of Crying Over You - 2:45
11. Going To New York - 3:02
12. Baby Hear My Humble Plea - 2:04

Buddy Johnson was one of the top R&B bandleaders and composers in the '50s, as well as being an above-average vocalist. This was prototype '50s material, an era when swing-derived R&B was being mixed with country and gospel and rock was emerging from the stew. The songs are either raw, stirring uptempo tunes or steamy ballads, and they're done at a powerhouse pace. Johnson, like most great R&B acts, was a singles artist, but the songs featured here are good at worst and often magical despite clearly being from another era.

Bryan Koenig and the Standback Blues Band - Wake Up!

 
Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 45:04 
Size: 103,5 MB 
Label: Blue Loon
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wake Up! - 2:54
 2. I Know She Don't Love Me - 3:09
 3. Show Me to Your Back Door - 4:04
 4. Let's Straighten It Out - 6:09
 5. Good Times - 4:15
 6. Love the Life I Live - 4:03
 7. Fannie Mae - 4:00
 8. When I'm Down, You're Mean to Me - 5:45
 9. Tequila and Women - 4:07
10. Sugar Coated Love - 3:51
11. Too Fast Women - 2:43

Harmonica-ace Bryan Koenig hails from the Wausau, Wisconsin area, where he had been a mainstay on the blues scene for nearly two decades. Shortly after the release of their critically-acclaimed Blue Loon CD, 'Wake Up!', the band broke up. The members of the Stand Back Blues Band went their separate ways. Guitarist Jay Stulo forged a relationship with Luther Allison prior to venturing off on his own. Drummer Bron Westland has played behind Lady Blue, the Boogiemen, and most recently Howard Luedtke's band, before his untimely death in 1999. Many great CDs have come from the upper Midwest and this is one of them.

Kevin McKendree - Hummers & Strings

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 45:00 
Size: 103,1 MB 
Label: Powerhouse Records
Styles: Blues/Piano Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Boogie #427 - 1:59
 2. From Way Behind - 5:01
 3. Mr. Boo - 3:36
 4. Henry's Dead - 3:09
 5. Let's Go Get Stoned - 3:29
 6. Sixty Sharp Knives - 4:56
 7. Think For Yourself - 2:59
 8. Just Before Sunrise - 3:14
 9. Fuss Bird - 3:40
10. Gone Away - 3:55
11. Funky Kayjay - 3:08
12. Fool's Paradise - 3:17
13. Cansion - 2:30

From the start of this CD, a very spirited version of Lionel Hampton's "Boogie Woogie" (here renamed "Boogie #427), through a set full of boogie-woogie piano (even on non-blues tunes), blues ballads, and New Orleans-style R&B, this is a delightful outing. Kevin McKendree's piano style mixes together boogie-woogie, Ramsey Lewis, and Ray Bryant without sounding like a copy of any of them. He and drummer Big Joe Maher (who recalls Ray Charles and Charles Brown) each take two vocals, including one apiece with the backing of a tasteful three-voice vocal section. The other players are fine, but it is McKendree's piano (occasionally augmented by organ) that keeps the excitement really going. Highlights include a laid-back "Let's Get Go Stoned," "Just Before Sunrise," "Fool's Paradise," and "Sixty Sharp Knives." This accessible outing is well worth checking out.

Coen Wolters Band - As The Crow Flies

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 46:23 
Size: 107,6 MB 
Label: Crying Tone Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Devil's Train - 4:24
 2. The Day I Died - 3:34
 3. Gales - 4:11
 4. Dance On The Moon - 6:08
 5. Holy Water - 3:53
 6. Hiding - 3:48
 7. Don't Turn Your Back On Me - 4:29
 8. Slow Motion - 5:00
 9. Wilder Than The Wind - 4:16
10. Dancing With Shadows - 6:35

Coen Wolters blends blues-rock and high energy funk with warm soulful elements. Though he himself wouldn’t attach a label, his music can be best described as ‘Groove Rock’! Coen is a naturally gifted guitar player, singer and songwriter with a unique sound that seamlessly flows from beautifully intense subtleties to fast-moving, hard-hitting blasts of power. Coen has played many popular festivals throughout Europe and in the USA. He composes and produces his own material, including mixing and mastering, and directs and edits his own videos. As a matter of fact, he even builds his own instruments and equipment - that’s from guitars to amps and right down to effect pedals. Coen picked up his first guitar at the age of 18, and when he did there was no stopping him; he compressed years of learning into months and he developed his own unique individual style that is clearly recognisable today. “I have always loved soul. I listened to a lot of soul music when I was a kid. Later, I played in bands, mainly hard-rock, we just had fun and played what we knew at the time…
Then one day I walked into a pub and there was a band playing a Hendrix song. Man, I was so blown away, never heard anything like it, a real eye opener. I was totally fascinated. From that moment on, everything fell into place”. Following the success of Broken Glass and As the Crow Flies, Coen  released his critically acclaimed album Illumination.

среда, 16 сентября 2020 г.

A Band Called Sam - Legacy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:12 
Size: 96,8 MB 
Label: Highlander Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Voice Of The Blues - 3:43
 2. Next In Line - 4:21
 3. Good To Ya - 4:56
 4. Papa Blues - 7:07
 5. Hole In Your Soul - 5:14
 6. Devil In Your Eyes - 4:24
 7. Nothing In The Streets - 4:27
 8. Funny - 4:32
 9. Stinger - 3:23

The DNA of Blues icon Sam “Bluzman” Taylor resides in every note of this inspired recording. His disciples, A Band Called Sam – equipped with love, passion and virtuosity – execute Taylor’s compositions with an infectious joy and reverence. The listener is ushered to a special place where Sam’s spirit comforts and inspires. Listen to this album and you’ll walk side-by-side with a man whose unconditional love of the Blues forged a legacy that knows no bounds. “I got the Legacy CD and gave it a spin. Then I gave it another spin. One of my favorite releases this year. Sam’s spirit is all over it. 
About A Band Called Sam
Comprising Taylor’s bandmates at the time of his passing in 2009, A Band Called Sam includes Sam’s daughter , an accomplished singer in her own right. Sandra sings with, ’60s recording Sandra Taylor group The Toys, and ’50s group The Cookies. Sam’s grandson , singer and Lawrence “LAW” Worrell guitarist, has traveled the world with his father (with Parliament Funkadelic), and Amy Winehouse. Worrell’s own ensemble is Planet12. , drummer, plays on the Long Island scene and across Mario Staino the globe with Savoy Brown and Kerry Kearney. , bassist, played and traveled the world with Gary Grob Sam. , Sam’s protégé, plays guitar and sings with his own band across Long Island and New Gary Sellars York City. , keyboardist and vocalist, has played with Stevie Cochran and other great Danny Kean performers.
Sam “Bluzman” Taylor was an American Blues singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. His accomplishments span from performing with Joey Dee and the Starlighters to songwriting for Maxine Brown and B.T. Express to being musical director for performers like Otis Redding, The Isley Brothers, and The Drifters.

Lee O'Nell Blues Gang - Different Shades Of Love

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 49:12 
Size: 112,7 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Can You Tell Me - 3:35
 2. Lovely Masquerade - 5:18
 3. Different Shades Of Love - 4:35
 4. Stay - 3:35
 5. Switch Off The Moon - 3:49
 6. Paradise Highway - 4:43
 7. Alone - 3:16
 8. Never Again - 4:54
 9. Kingsize Jealousy - 3:39
10. Walking By Myself - 5:25
11. Love Is You - 6:18

Lee O'Nell BLUES GANG is the Blues project of Vosges guitarist Lionel Wernert: compose, cover, arrange in the spirit of Gary Moore, Fred Chapellier, or Joe Bonamassa among others to highlight the voice of Gipsy Bacuet .

Flavio Naves Band and Deacon Jones - Legacy of the Hammond B3

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 49:26 
Size: 113,5 MB 
Label: Chico Blues Records
Styles: Blues/Hammond B3
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Late Again - 4:16
 2. They Call It 'Animal' - 5:00
 3. After Hours - 7:37
 4. I Don't Know - 5:41
 5. The Blusiest Woman - 4:41
 6. Hoochie Coochie Man - 5:50
 7. The Ghetto - 6:13
 8. Naves Slow (Bonus Track) - 5:13
 9. All About My Girl (Bonus Track) - 4:52

Flávio Naves has been playing the organ and the piano for years, and is considered one of the top Hammond experts in Brazil. Self-taught, as some of the best blues players are, Flávio developed his skills by listening to the music of his idols and learning from the CDs. He fell in love with the blues when he watched Jimmy Smith and Deacon Jones (the organist with John Lee Hooker for 18 years) performing live. Flávio had the opportunity to go on the road and lend his organ to Deacon Jones when he toured Brazil. He displays great musical maturity, while critics and musicians have labeled him "the sensation of the new Blues generation". Flávio´s stage performance is always communicative and good-humored and he has mastered the B-3 organ / Leslie speaker system.
(http://dwmmusic.com/flavio-naves-band-legacy-of-the-hammond-b3/)

The Hangfires - Curly Q


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 47:50 
Size: 110,2 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Good Part - 3:52
 2. Far Cry - 5:48
 3. Mama Thinks I'm Alright - 3:57
 4. Only Takes You To Move Me - 5:02
 5. Wild Imagination - 7:02
 6. Ready To Roll - 4:18
 7. Out Of The Woods - 4:30
 8. Complicated - 3:23
 9. All But Given Up - 5:16
10. Bullet Named Karma - 4:37

The debut album from The Hangfires. Hailing from Nashville, this dynamic rock outfit features Dan Baird, Joe Blanton, Jen Gunderman, and Greg Morrow. Includes 10 Premium Tracks that will make you want to change the world! For the better is up to you!



Connie Lush & Blues Shouter - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 59:29 
Size: 136,3 MB 
Label: Blues Shouter Productions 
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I'll Sing the Blues for You - 7:29
 2. Keep Me Hanging On - 5:06
 3. Now Baby or Never - 2:54
 4. One Monkey - 3:19
 5. Can We Love Again - 6:50
 6. Built for Comfort - 3:07
 7. Doctor Doctor - 9:01
 8. House Straight - 5:02
 9. Dog - 5:21
10. You Don't Know Me - 5:05
11. Out of the Rain - 6:08

Connie Lush is a Blues singer from the UK.
Connie has been recognised as one of the finest Blues singers in the Uk today. The winner of “Best Female Vocalist Uk” no less than five times has earned Connie her place in the Gallery of Greats, alongside Alexis Corner and Eric Clapton to name just two. Her incredible stage presence and powerful vocal have also been recognized overseas as she was twice voted “European Blues Vocalist of the year” by the “Blues Trophies Awards” Pride of place is her award from the people of Liverpool for “Performing Arts”….and is still being nominated.
Connie grew up in Liverpool and was singing in her church and school choirs from the age of 5 yrs. Singing was never a career option, nor did Connie wish to until she met and married Bass Player Terry Harris who persuaded Connie to step on stage. Since that first night, Connie decided she never wanted to leave. Together they have shared that stage since. Connie burst onto the blues scene making her debut at the “Great British R&B Festival at Colne and never looked back.
Performing in over 30 countries, Connie has wowed audiences in Europe and from Moscow to LA. Some of the more memorable occasions included: In New York at the famous “Bitter End” Recording at “Cotton Row” Studios Memphis, with the great Teenie Hodges known for his work with Al Green, whom Connie later met at his church. And of course singing at BB Kings Club, Beale Street, not to mention singing on Hollywood Boulevard…….Then there was Glastonbury. But most of all for Connie has to be touring UK with the late, great BB king, culminating in a show at the world famous Royal Albert Hall London. Connie herself said “Nervous? I was both nervous and ecstatic at the same time! Not only was I on stage at the Albert Hall, but BB King was listening backstage!” Connie is also known as a songwriter, DJ and unforgettable performer. Connie continues her love affair with audiences everywhere, bringing her enormous gusto for life and music wherever she goes! Blues is her business and business is good! As BB King said “That woman makes my heart sing”/


Jack de Keyzer - Tribute



Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 49:03 
Size: 112,5 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Are You Ready? - 3:22
 2. On the Money - 3:29
 3. Let's Do It - 3:51
 4. That's How We Make Love - 4:20
 5. Coming Up - 4:42
 6. Supernatural - 4:32
 7. Shake What Your Mama Gave You - 3:26
 8. You Turned My World to Blue - 4:47
 9. Just for the Funk - 3:50
10. If My Baby Left Me - 4:06
11. Keep the Fire Burning - 4:03
12. Forever - 4:31

"I’m really excited to announce the upcoming Sep 22 release of my 12th album, Tribute. Twelve new original blues, rock and soul songs, recorded with my band in Feb, right before the lockdown."

Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada's Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer and one of the finest blues guitarists on the scene today. The British born, Canadian resident’s career has spanned over three decades. De Keyzer has released 7 CD's and 1 DVD as a leader and appeared as a session guitarist on hundreds of recordings. As a session guitarist he has appeared with many artists including Etta James, Otis Rush, John Hammond Jr., Ronnie Hawkins, Duke Robillard, Robert Gordon, Willy Big Eyes Smith, Bo Diddley & Blue Rodeo. Jack de Keyzer’s songs have also appeared in video; rock & blues radio charts; other artists CD's (Prairie Oyster's Platinum CD Everyone Knows); TV soundtracks and in Motion Pictures. In 2010 and 2003 de Keyzer was awarded Canada's highest musical honour the Juno award for Blues Album of the Year, for "The Corktown Sessions" (2010) and "6 String Lover" (2003). In addition to the Juno, de Keyzer has won 7 Maple Blues Awards and in 2007 won the International Songwriting Competition's first place prize for the song "That's the Only Time". Jack's most recent accolades came from two very Canadian institutions. First, Prime Minister Steven Harper's son Ben received a guitar lesson from Jack at the request of Canada's first lady Laureen Harper (a fan) at the Prime Minister's residence in January of 2009 . Jack was also awarded Great Canadian Blues Artist of the year from a poll of CBC radio listeners in 2009.  He performs across Canada and internationally (US, Mexico, France, Portugal, Greece) over 160 shows per year. Juno Award winning artist Jack de Keyzer is a masterful, electric blues guitarist, soulful singer and song writer of the first order.