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пятница, 30 октября 2020 г.

Wily Bo Walker & E D Brayshaw - Stone Cold Beautiful


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 39:56 
Size: 91,9 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Storm Warning - 6:47
 2. Motel Blues - 3:35
 3. Loan Me A Dime - 5:49
 4. I Want To Know - 6:15
 5. September Red - 7:32
 6. Killers On The Run - 9:55

Wily Bo Walker is a Scottish artist & songwriter noted for his powerful vocals & swaggering 'live' performances.Inducted in to the U.S. 
Blues Hall of Fame as a Master Blues Artist, Wily Bo adds his blues-infused style across the many genres of his work …

Samantha Fish - Live Bait

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 73:06 
Size: 168,3 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. See You No More - 3:57
 2. Leavin It All At Home - 5:21
 3. Breakin Up Somebodys Home - 4:52
 4. Darker Side Of Love - 4:21
 5. I Put A Spell On You - 6:57
 6. Monkey See Monkey Do - 5:24
 7. Stick With Me Baby - 3:38
 8. Fool For You - 4:57
 9. Rollin And Tumblin - 6:01
10. Shotgun - 4:32
11. Something On Your Mind - 6:54
12. I'm Burning - 5:40
13. One Kiss At A Time - 4:59
14. When The Money Runs Out - 5:27

Samantha Fish (born January 30, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist originally from Kansas City, Missouri. While often cited as a blues artist, Fish's albums and live shows feature multiple genres, including rock, country, funk, bluegrass and ballads.

Mark May Band - Release My Soul

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 66:21 
Size: 153,3 MB 
Label: Bad Fork Records/Mark May Band
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Six Strings Or Two Legs - 6:28
 2. Move On - 5:15
 3. I Gotta Know - 6:23
 4. Eyes Of India - 6:35
 5. Release My Soul - 7:02
 6. World Of Suffering - 7:13
 7. Drifter - 5:52
 8. Vindablues - 6:56
 9. Devils Playpen - 6:02
10. She Don't Shine - 6:30
11. Sweet D - 2:00

Release My Soul, the 5th cd from Mark May (former guitarist and vocalist for Dickey Betts and Great Southern), is jam-packed with traditional blues, blues-rock and soulful ballads.
Perfecting his craft playing rough and tumble biker bars and blues clubs in Houston, Texas for over 20 years, Mark recently returned to his hometown, Columbus, Ohio, where he performed in nightclubs before his 15th birthday. His astonishing live shows featuring dynamic twin leads and dual harmony guitar work are the perfect complement to Mark's smooth vocals.
The Mark May Band has performed at Telluride Blues and Brews, Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, King Biscuit, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Dallas International Guitar Show, Chenango Blues Festival, Lone Star Rally, Dogs on Hawgs, Houston International Festival, House Of Blues - Houston and in addition, was opening act for Allman Brothers Amphitheater Tour in 1997 & 1998.
Mark currently gets heavy rotation on Sirius/XM and Sonic Tap radio. He has been featured in Blues Review, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Vintage Guitar, Tone Quest and other major publications.
"Equal part blues man and southern rocker, Mark has just released his fifth disc entitled "Release My Soul", his most ambitious and stylistically diverse project to date. Eleven original tracks that showcase his talent to pen strong melodic songs, featuring warm confident vocals and stinging guitar work and instrumentation. If you dig your blues with an attitude, you owe it to yourself to check this one out."
- The Blues Hound, 90.1 FM KPFT Houston
"Mark May is far and away one of the most talented and passionate bluesmen I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. His songs work their way into your very soul...in a way that makes you feel naughty for liking them so much. His licks are like narcotic...you simply can't wait for that next hit."
- Sue Leighton, Program Director QFM96...Host of "Blue Monday"
"When I heard the first CD, Call on the Blues, I was blown away! Mark is one of the best blues-rock artists to come along in years. With great singing/song-writing and guitar playing, he reminds me of everyone from Albert Collins to Stevie Ray to Carlos Santana. Hell, I even heard a couple of my licks in there!"
- Dickey Betts
"For those who like his sound, this CD will not disappoint. True Mark May from beginning to end. There are songs reminiscent of 'Call on the Blues', Telephone Road Houston, Tx AND Doll Maker, and some real surprises that stretch Mark's creativity, which is obviously ever-expanding and so nice to witness." ~ A.S.O.

Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts - Matt Woods and the Thunderbolts

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 52:25 
Size: 123,5 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Know You Dont Love Me - 5:09
 2. You Got to Know - 3:01
 3. Blues Attack - 4:59
 4. Work - 3:24
 5. Louise McGhee - 3:31
 6. Cold Water - 4:38
 7. B.O.G. Boogie - 2:56
 8. I Cant Live Without You - 6:29
 9. On the Loose - 3:09
10. You Can Always Come Back Home - 2:57
11. Stone Fox - 4:04
12. Skinny Woman/All Night Long - 8:02

Matt Woods is both a native of Iowa, and a longstanding purveyor of its diverse blues scene. As a seasoned performer of many local, regional and national clubs and venues, Matt has developed a distinct style while staying true to his love of traditional American roots music.  Woods is well-versed in the many shapes this music can take; from traditional delta, hill country and urban electric blues, to gospel, country and folk music.  Woods has been performing regularly since 2002 and has released 4 albums (two solo albums, and two backed by his unparalleled band, The Thunderbolts).  He has also won the Iowa Blues Challenge and gone on the represent the state in the International Blues Challenge an unprecedented 3 times.  Matt’s first solo album, “If I Was a Fish”, finished in the top 5 of the International Blues Foundation’s “best self-produced CD” category in 2006. His two subsequent albums, with The Thunderbolts, have also gained national attention. 2007’s, “Be My Friend”, was referred to as “blistering” by Dirty Linen magazine, and Living Blues magazine called 2010’s “Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts”, “a smoking amalgam of Hound Dog Taylor and Freddy King”. Additionally, Blues Revue called the album; raw, hypnotic and “very appealing”.  Matt latest album, “Sawdust and Gasoline” was release in 2015.  “Sawdust and Gasoline”, which has received extensive airplay in the U.S. and Europe, finished in the Top 5 of the International Blues Foundations “best self-produced CD” category in 2015, and has recently been nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for album of the year in the “Acoustic Blues” category!
Over the course of his career, Matt has also shared the stage with many notable acts, including; Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Louisiana Red, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, John Primer, RJ Mischo, Delbert McClinton, The Arc Angels, Dr. John, Kelly Hunt, and Joe Price.  Perhaps most notably, in 2010, Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts opened for Pat Benetar and REO Speedwagon at the famed Iowa State Fair Grandstand in front of a crowd of 10,000+! A consummate live performer, Woods performs original music as well as many rare, once-forgotten covers with passion.

Jimmie Vaughan - The Pleasure's All Mine: The Complete Blues, Ballads and Favorites Sessions

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 51:06 + 54:00
Size: 117,2 MB + 123,9 MB
Label: The Last Music Co
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
CD1
 1. The Pleasure's All Mine - 3:43
 2. Come Love - 3:16
 3. I'm Leavin' It Up to You - 3:08
 4. Comin and Goin' - 2:55
 5. Wheel of Fortune - 4:04
 6. How Can You Be so Mean - 2:54
 7. Just a Little Bit - 3:05
 8. Lonely Weekends - 2:37
 9. I Miss You So - 2:50
10. Rm Blues - 3:55
11. Roll, Roll, Roll - 2:53
12. Send Me Some Lovin' - 2:56
13. Why, Why, Why - 4:31
14. She's Got the Blues for Sale - 2:39
15. Funny How Time Slips Away - 5:34
CD2
 1. I Ain't Never - 3:04
 2. No Use Knocking - 3:27
 3. Teardrop Blues - 4:47
 4. I Hang My Head and Cry - 3:41
 5. It's Been a Long Time - 3:33
 6. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do - 2:46
 7. What Makes You so Tough - 3:38
 8. Greenbacks - 2:11
 9. I'm in the Mood for You - 2:22
10. I Ain't Gonna Do It No More - 3:50
11. Cried Like a Baby - 3:55
12. Oh Oh Oh - 4:00
13. I'm Gonna Love You - 2:49
14. The Rains Came - 2:52
15. Bad Bad Whiskey - 2:34
16. Shake a Hand - 4:23

After the success of last year’s Baby Please Come Home Jimmie’s new label decided to re-release two earlier albums in the same style. 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Plays Blues, Ballads and Favorites (CD1), the sequel Plays More Blues, Ballads and Favorites (CD2) coming a year later, but both albums are out of print and difficult to find, so this double CD package is most welcome. The personnel across the two discs is fairly consistent: the rhythm section throughout is George Rains on drums and Ronnie James on bass, Billy Pitman adds rhythm guitar to several tracks; Greg Piccolo is on tenor sax throughout, supported by Kaz Kazanoff on baritone and Ephrahim Owens on trumpet on CD1, Doug James taking over on baritone on CD2. Long-time keyboard player Bill Willis passed away before the first album was released but is heard on B3 on a few tracks and handles vocals on one song; there are no keyboards at all on CD2. Jimmie is on lead guitar and vocals throughout, Lou Ann Barton adding vocals to six cuts on CD1 and four on CD2. A founding member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie had recorded a few solo albums but none had the impact of Plays Blues, Ballads and Favorites which was nominated for a Grammy in the Traditional Blues category. As the original sleeve-notes make clear, Jimmie’s intention was to blend songs from country and blues, pointing out that country artists used to cover Jimmy Reed and that Ray Charles and others played country songs. So, across this collection we get songs from Jimmy, Ray, Roscoe Gordon and Amos Millburn sitting alongside Charlie Rich, Willie Nelson and Gene Autry, plus a smattering of Little Richard, Doug Sahm and Jimmy Liggins. Whatever the source, this is terrific music, played with a smile and impossible to stay still to! These songs have formed the basis of Jimmie’s set lists with his Tilt-A Whirl Band for many years. CD1 opens with the song that gives the collection its title, Billy ‘The Kid’ Emerson’s “The Pleasure’s All Mine”, and it sets out the stall for what is to come with insistent rhythm and strong horn choruses behind Jimmie’s convincing vocals. “Come Love” finds Jimmie playing the high-pitched Jimmy Reed style harmonica as Lou Ann shares the vocals, staying on board for Don and Dewey’s “I’m Leaving It Up To You” before the sole original on the two discs, a fine instrumental whose title “Comin’ And Goin’” sums up what you hear; Roy Milton’s “RM Blues” is another excellent instrumental later in the set, Derek O’Brien sitting in on rhythm guitar. Lou Ann reprises LaVern Baker’s “Wheel Of Fortune” and demonstrates her versatility on Charlie Rich’s “Lonely Weekends”, Ted Taylor’s “I Miss You So” and Little Richard’s “Send Me Some Lovin’”. Jimmie is superb on a swinging horn arrangement of Johnny Ace’s “How Can You Be So Mean” and the fast-moving groove of “Roll, Roll, Roll” from Guitar Junior, aka Lonnie Brooks. Greg Piccolo gets several solo spots, none better than on the jagged rhythms of “Just A Little Bit” (Roscoe Gordon). Bill Willis’ deeper vocals are heard on Willie Nelson’s “Funny How Time Slips Away which closes the album. CD2 follows a similar pattern though Billy Pitman plays rhythm guitar player on every track bar one, where Derek O’Brien plays. Jimmy Reed is again covered, a stripped-back version of “I’m A Love You” which the horns sit out, and “Greenbacks”, a 1955 Ray Charles tune, is the sole instrumental this time. Jimmie visits some catalogues twice: Huey P. Meaux (The Crazy Cajun) wrote the ballads “The Rains Came” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”, another vehicle for Lou Ann’s vocals; Annie Laurie is the source for the strolling rhythm of “It’s Been A Long Time” and “I’m In The Mood For You”, also with Lou Ann on vocals; Bobby Charles wrote the bouncy “I Ain’t Gonna Do It No More” and “No Use Knocking”, on which Jimmie and Lou Ann share the vocals. Most of those songs come from the 1950’s but Jimmy goes back as far as 1941 for Gene Autry’s “I Hang My Head And Cry” and starts the album with “I Ain’t Never”, an obscure track by Mel Tillis & The Statesiders from as recently as 1972! There are also songs from Nappy Brown, Jimmy Liggins and Lloyd Price to enjoy before the album closes with a fine, relaxed version of “Shake A Hand” recorded live at The Grammy Museum in LA. Lou Ann Barton does a fine job on a song which many have sung since Faye Adams’ 1953 original, including LaVern Baker, Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Paul McCartney. Throughout both these albums the standard of musicianship is stellar, Jimmie paying tribute to engineer Jared Tuten and the musicians involved for helping him to “develop that real jukebox sound”. It certainly works for this reviewer and, if you do not have the original releases, I cannot recommend this new package highly enough. One perhaps for the Historical Or Vintage Recording category in the 2021 Blues Blast Awards? (http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com)


Nora Jean Wallace - BluesWoman

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 43:19 
Size: 99,3 MB 
Label: Severn Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Martell - 4:39
 2. I Can't Stop - 3:04
 3. I'm a Blues Woman - 4:48
 4. Evidence - 3:21
 5. Victim - 6:15
 6. Rag and Bucket - 4:18
 7. Look Over Yonder - 3:08
 8. I've Been Watching You - 4:47
 9. Dance with Me - 3:49
10. I Don't Have to Beg You to Love Me - 5:06

Elnora Jean Wallace was born in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood. Her father was a sharecropper and a professional blues singer; her mother, a gospel singer. Her grandmother owned a Juke Joint and on the weekends Nora Jean would listen to relatives sing the blues. To this day she calls Howlin’ Wolf her primary influence. After moving to Chicago Nora Jean began sitting in with Scottie and the Oasis. She spent several years with them before Scottie’s passing but was encouraged to continue by Mary Lane. In 1985 Nora Jean was asked to join Jimmy Dawkins’ band and spent seven years touring and recording with him. She released her debut album “Nora Jean Bruso Sings the Blues” in 2002 on Red Hurricane Records. Nora Jean’s follow up album 2004’s “Going Back To Mississippi” on Severn Records garnered her a 2005 Blues Music Award nomination in the category “Best New Artist Debut”. Nora Jean also received five consecutive BMA nominations as “Traditional Blues Female Artist”, from 2005 through 2009. Nora Jean states “I left the blues scene to take care of my mom who was sick at the time and has since passed. From the cotton fields of Mississippi to the bright and steamy windows of Chicago blues, she always supported me…although she’s gone, she’s still with me. I thank God for all she instilled in me…Here I am in 2020 embarking on a renewed career in blues…I believe God had a hand in it all and has placed people in my life to make me better, stronger and more determined to do what I love best…sing the blues.”  “Blues Woman” marks Nora Jean’s return to Severn. The album features the vocalist backed by the Severn All-stars. Included are Johnny Moeller, guitar; Kevin Anker, organ; Steve Gomes, bass; and Robb Stupka, drums. Special guests include Producer/guitarist David Earl; harmonica players Steve Guyger and Kim Wilson; and keyboardist Stanley Banks. Eight of the ten songs included are originals, four written by Banks. On the lead track Nora Jean declares she’s “gonna’ drink some Martell”; featured are guitarist Mueller laying down the rhythm, Anker on piano, and Guyger dancing about on harp. On the Koko Taylor inspired, Howlin’ Wolf styled “I’m A Blues Woman”, Nora Jean lets out a growl as she sings “from my wig, down to my shoes, just like a wolf was born to howl, I was born to sing the blues” as Mueller’s guitar playing reminds me of Wolf sidekick Hubert Sumlin. “I got my Rag and Bucket, I’m gonna’ clean my house today…gonna wash you away” is another fabulous vocal from Nora Jean, this time featuring Wilson on harmonica, and the fabulous rhythm of Gomes and Stupka. The arduous Nora sings the soulful “I Don’t Have To Beg You to Love Me, I know someone who will…you don’t have to console me” featuring both guitarists, Mueller and Earl. The Nora Jean originals include my favorite, the slow blues of “Victim”, as she sings “I’m a victim baby, I’m a victim of your love, and I will do anything to please you, I’m just a victim of your love” as guitarist Earl plays lead. “Look Over Yonder, there goes my no good man” with Guyger on harp, features the uncontrollable Nora, as she sings “he been gone so long…he came back home and found me with someone else”. Nora continues the “where you been” theme on “I’ve Been Watching You”. These are well written, soulfully sung, “hurtin’” songs. “Dance With Me” is an uptempo number that will make you want to get up and dance with Nora. Nora Jean also includes two well selected covers. “I Can’t Stop” originally written and recorded by Syl Johnson With Hi Rhythm in 1994; and George Jackson’s “Evidence” first recorded by Candi Staton in 1970. These songs fit Nora Jean like a glove, so much so, you would think they were written especially for her. I still own an autographed copy of Nora Jean’s 2002 debut, and attended the BMA’s during the years she was nominated. This album is a strong, wonderfully produced, comeback from an artist who was truly missed. Welcome home Nora Jean.

четверг, 29 октября 2020 г.

Keef Hartley Band - Not Foolish Not Wise

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 74:16 
Size: 170,7 MB 
Label: Castle
Styles: British blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sinning For You - 3:36
 2. Spanish Fly - 6:05
 3. Me And My Woman - 5:21
 4. Too Much Thinking - 6:48
 5. Not Foolish Not Wise - 4:34
 6. Don't You Belong - 5:55
 7. Marin County - 4:05
 8. Always Thinking Of You - 4:31
 9. Don't Sign It - 5:05
10. Colours - 6:04
11. Roundabout - 6:19
12. You Can't Take It With You - 7:46
13. Just A Cry - 7:59

Granted, Castle Records has done some fine reissues in their day, particularly with the reissues of Big John Wrencher's Big John's Boogie with bonus tracks. This is another matter entirely. Issued in England in 1999, Keef Hartley's Not Foolish Not Wise is, apparently, a compilation of sorts of old live recordings and some from the studio. What is maddening is that apart from a personal reminiscence by Neil Slaven that covers some of Hartley's career, there isn't one iota of information -- other than titles and songwriting credits -- as to when or where these recordings were made, or even who played on them. One can deduce with a degree of certainty that many of these recordings were live gigs featuring outtakes and alternate material from the Halfbreed era that included the four-piece horn section of Henry Lowther (trumpet, violin), Harry Beckett (trumpet), Lyn Dobson (tenor sax, flute), and Chris Mercer (tenor sax), with Hartley on drums, the late bassist Gary Thain (later with Uriah Heep!), Dino Dines on keyboards, and Miller Anderson (who also served as vocalist) and Spit James on guitars. Some come from a later edition of the band with only two horns. The music is rooted deeply in the progressive blues of the early '70s, where the influence of John Mayall's Jazz Blues Fusion project was just making itself known. But Hartley's band was deeper into a more raucous form of blues and R&B than jazz, though the horn charts are fairly sophisticated, as evidenced by the title track, "Marin County," "Too Much Thinking" with its subtly shaded trumpets shimmering over the saxophones, and the slippery funk groove of "Don't You Belong," driven by Thain's bass thud and punched up by the horns Famous Flames style. Given that many of these are live cuts and the rest are outtakes, the sound can be a tad muddy, but it only adds to the overall presence of the music. Despite the dodgy omissions in credits, this is a vital and thoroughly engaging release, capturing a band at the stellar height of its power both live and in the studio. As Slaven put it in his liner notes, this "was a no nonsense band that played no nonsense music." Recommended for anyone ever interested in Hartley or in the evolution of British blues.


Harvey Mandel - Essential Guitar Masters

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 155:47 
Size: 358,4 MB 
Label: Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra Records
Styles: Rock/Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. That's All Right - 5:31
 2. Let's Work Together - 2:50
 3. Bradley's Barn - 3:18
 4. Just a Hair More - 4:53
 5. Campus Blues - 4:03
 6. Long Wait - 2:46
 7. Before Six - 6:30
 8. Christo Redentor - 3:48
 9. Senor Blues - 5:37
10. Which witch Is Which - 1:57
11. Nashville 1 am - 3:39
12. Ridin' High - 2:51
13. Love of Life - 7:36
14. My Time Ain't Long - 3:48
15. Summer Sequence - 3:27
16. Snake - 3:48
17. Dry Your Eyes - 3:09
18. The Lark - 4:40
19. Honky Tonk - 3:38
20. You Can't Tell Me - 4:20
21. Lights Out - 4:54
22. Capurange - 6:48
23. Righteous - 3:46
24. Jive Samba - 4:22
25. A Wade in the Water - 7:50
26. My Soul's on Fire - 4:14
27. I Don't Need No Doctor - 3:52
28. Short's Stuff - 6:09
29. Spirit of Trane - 4:02
30. Games People Play - 4:55
31. What Comes Around Goes Around - 4:22
32. Boo-Bee-Doo - 3:21
33. Poontang - 4:04
34. Leavin' Trunk - 6:36
35. A Little Soul Food - 4:05

Harvey Mandel (born March 11, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, United States) is an American guitarist known for his innovative approach to electric guitar playing. A professional at twenty, he played with Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, the Rolling Stones, and John Mayall as well as maintaining a solo career. Mandel is one of the first rock guitarists to use two-handed fretboard tapping.


Bobby Cameron - Comfort Zone

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 68:03 
Size: 155,9 MB 
Label: Eone
Styles: Blues/Rockin`Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. So Long - 4:18
 2. In The Light Of Day - 4:16
 3. Diggin' Deep Down - 3:58
 4. Perfect World - 4:22
 5. Sueanna - 5:16
 6. Comfort Zone - 4:32
 7. Some Things Don't Change - 4:04
 8. Alberta's Calling - 4:18
 9. Boogie Woogie King - 4:20
10. What Part Of No (Don't You Understand) - 3:26
11. Kirby's Last Dance - 5:21
12. Here And Gone - 4:19
13. So Long (Radio Edit) - 3:55
14. In The Light Of Day (Radio Edit) - 3:50
15. Comfort Zone (Radio Edit) - 3:46
16. Sueanna (Radio Edit) - 3:56

The jagged rocks of Cape Breton may be a far cry from the dry and desolate flats of the western Canadian prairies, but to Bobby Cameron, they both represent the rugged backdrops of his roots and the journey he later took to seek his musical identity.  Years ago, Cameron left the rustic island weaned on the rock-and-roll styles of the legendary Matt Minglewood and blues icon Dutch Mason, both genre counterpoints to the Celtic-flavoured roots music that dominated the region, hoping for a niche of his own in which to flourish. He found a cultural sanctuary in Edmonton in the 1980s, where he began to cut his teeth as a musical contender. “I got my energy from the Maritimes,” recalls Cameron. “There is an intensity of just giving it all you’ve got when you get the chance. Jimmy Rankin, Minglewood, Mason... they’d all get up there and for 90 minutes, they absolutely turn it up. Going from a small community to a larger center in Canada, you get a mindset that you have a lot to prove.” The credentials came quickly for Cameron, who first garnered national attention winning the MuchMusic Guitar Warz competition in 1990, leading to several appearances with Jeff Healey, one of the contest’s judges. Other adjudicators were held spellbound by his virtuosity and riveting action on the fretboard as Cameron managed to capture the fiery emotion and down-home feel that reflected his energy and heritage. Armed with his acoustic, he could make any locale seem like a front-porch jam. And with his electric guitar, Cameron could churn out the sounds of a kid from a hinterland, burning to be heard by the rest of the multitudes. It’s that ability and drive that continues to be a hallmark of his live show. But while he proved he could generate excitement onstage as a formidable guitarist and hold his own with the best six-stringers the country had to offer, Cameron realized that to truly stand out among his peers, he had to create his own material. 
“I realized there were a million guitar players out there,” said Cameron. “It really came down to the point that if I wanted to get anywhere, I had to learn how to write really good songs.”  His first crack at releasing his own songs culminated in his eponymous debut in 1994, which was produced by Randy Staub (U2, Metallica, Bon Jovi), yielding national adult-contemporary charting of two singles, “Human Fortress” and “If I Wait For You," the latter featuring a video that received heavy rotation on CMT Canada.  Between gigs and songwriting stints, Cameron followed up with his second outing "Drowning on Dry Land" five years later, which featured “Release Me,” another prominent single on Canadian radio. In 2003 Cameron headed to Nashville to record "Emotional Drift," which sparked several accolades and a finalist berth in the Americana category of the ISC International Songwriting Competition, beating out more than 11,000 entries from more than 70 nations. Over time, Cameron’s steady output of creativity started turning heads, especially among musical pundits who marveled at the performer’s ability to expand his proficiency on the guitar by penning works that also got the attention of other songwriters. He even made it onto the payroll of New York-based publishing company Carlin America Inc. which administered the creative content for Canadian Idol and American Idol. During that tenure, Cameron hit paydirt with “October Skies,” which was covered by Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm on his platinum-selling CD. 
It wasn’t long before he was introduced into the songwriting big leagues, when he began collaborating with the likes of Luke McMaster (Rhianna, Nick Lachey), Stan Meissner (Celine Dion, Starship), Daryl Burgess (Colin James, Patty Loveless) and John Capek (Rod Stewart, Bonnie Raitt), who would eventually help Cameron with his own material. Part of his efforts resulted in Jully Black’s Juno-winning album Reunion, which featured “Just A Moment,” co-written by Cameron, Black, and Black-Eyed Peas member Keith Harris. 
Besides the Juno, Cameron also accumulated a mantelpiece of awards over the years, including three Alberta Recording Industries Association titles (which included Best Rock Artist on Record in two consecutive years) and SOCAN songwriter of the year distinction for his “Human Fortress” tune presented as part of the ARIA awards. He’s also landed BMG Platinum Sales and Universal Gold Sales awards became a prairie winner of SOCAN's National Songwriting Competition and won the Mix 96 Super Session Competition. 
A personal highlight for Cameron came when blues legend Long John Baldry ask him to be in his band. Cameron toured North America with the British star over a period of three years. As a solo act, Cameron has also shared the stage with Chris De Burg, Colin James, Lee Roy Parnell, Burton Cummings, Big Sugar, Loverboy, April Wine, The Kentucky Headhunters, and on one surprising occasion with members of The Rolling Stones. Cameron's fourth album, Comfort Zone.

Delta Deep - East Coast Live


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 68:45 
Size: 157,7 MB 
Label: Frontiers Music SRL
Styles: Rock/Hard Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Black Dog (Opener) - 3:14
 2. Bang The Lid - 3:56
 3. Miss Me - 3:53
 4. Treat Her Like Candy - 4:21
 5. Black Coffee - 3:56
 6. Burnt Sally/Rock Me Baby (Medley) - 6:00
 7. Whiskey - 5:46
 8. Shuffle Sweet - 3:10
 9. Private Number - 3:44
10. Bless These Blues - 4:30
11. Mistreated - 9:00
12. Forrest's Drum Solo - 1:50
13. Down In The Delta - 3:33
14. Band Intro - 4:51
15. FeelIt (Medley) - 6:54

Delta Deep is an intriguing band from the standpoint of personnel. When members include guitarist Phil Collen from Def Leppard and bassist Robert DeLeo from Stone Temple Pilots, one expects to hear a hard rock band. However, the inclusion of Memphis-born, jazz-trained drummer Forrest Robinson, who has played with musicians ranging from Joe Sample to Victor Wooten, and vocalist Debbi Blackwell-Cook, who has sung background vocals with Michael Bublé and Gregory Hines, expands our expectations. In looking at the collective achievements of the group’s personnel, it is evident why the band’s website proclaims them an “All Star Group.” Though Delta Deep’s members might have disparate backgrounds, they come together in a seamless fashion on their CD/DVD release East Coast Live. Fittingly, this blues-influenced rock album includes a cover version of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog,” one of the defining songs from one of the original heavy, blues-influenced rock bands. Hearing the soulful vocals of Debbi Blackwell-Cook, it becomes readily apparent why this band has been previously described as “Aretha Franklin & Chaka Khan performing with Led Zeppelin.” As for most of the remaining tracks, a better comparison might be Aretha Franklin performing with Van Halen, since the majority have the feel of a hard rock album from the 1980s. Though most of the tracks on East Coast Live are bluesy in feel, structurally there are few examples of the 12-bar blues form. The bluesiest songs are the B. B. King standard, “Rock Me Baby,” and the first single from the album, “Bless These Blues.” Musically, the latter song sounds like a high-powered version of “Catfish Blues,” which has been recorded by many musicians, but most notably Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix. “Treat Her Like Candy” is perhaps the most refreshing track, as well as the most soulful. “Shuffle Sweet,” a hard-driving rock tune, brings to mind heavier bands such as King’s X.  The best example of a slow blues song on the album is “Whiskey,” though a close study of the chord changes and form reveals it’s just masquerading as blues. Nevertheless, diehard blues fans will likely appreciate this tune more than any other. Blues-influenced hard rock is hardly a new development, but the addition of a female vocalist with roots outside of the rock tradition contributes to Delta Deep’s unique flavor. East Coast Live is chock-full of soulful singing, flashy blues guitar licks, and phenomenal drumming—and the fact that it captures a live performance definitely adds to its allure. In short, the album is capable of engaging a broad range of listeners; and even the Stone Temple Pilots and Def Leppard fans that are drawn to this album should be pleasantly surprised.~  Reviewed by Joel Roberts

Shameless Dave & The Miracle Whips - I Let My Guitar Do The Talkin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 41:51 
Size: 96,0 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Howlin' At The Moon - 4:50
 2. Wrong Turn - 5:19
 3. I Let My Guitar Do The Talkin' - 2:43
 4. Where My Love Has Gone - 6:41
 5. Baby - 3:51
 6. What Do You Know - 4:50
 7. Back In Love - 4:37
 8. The Game of Love - 5:43
 9. Southern Style - 3:13

Shameless Dave & The Miracle Whips formed in 2003 in Augusta, Georgia. The band had its beginnings by playing a combination of blues styles. Over time the band turned to a funkier, more mainstream style of music. The songwriting showed that with the release of their first album “I Let My Guitar Do The Talkin“ in 2010. As stated by reviewer Steven Uhles in the Augusta Chronicle – “It shows lyrical panache, an ability to explore 12-bar style, musically, and has more than a few truly inspired guitar breaks.” During their career as a band they have opened for such acts as Leon Russell, Tinsley Ellis, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Mothers Finest, Tracy Lawrence and many more. 

Jon Herington - Time On My Hands


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2012
Time: 43:05 
Size: 98,8 MB 
Label: Wise Axe Inc
Styles: Blues/Rockin` Bues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shine Shine Shine - 3:30
 2. Sweet Ginny Rose - 3:51
 3. I Ain't Got You - 5:48
 4. Caroline Yes - 3:40
 5. Time On My Hands - 5:10
 6. Runnin' Out Of Time - 3:48
 7. I'll Fix Your Wagon - 5:57
 8. I Hear They Shoot Horses - 4:58
 9. Egirl - 4:07
10. The Bucket Song - 2:11

The undeniable chemistry of The Jon Herington Band has been built upon a lifetime of collaboration with bandmates Dennis Espantman (bass, vocals) and Frank Pagano (drums, vocals), and is clearly evident in this collection of ten original songs. The hard hitting, stripped-down trio is given an added dimension with contributions on keyboards by such luminaries as Donald Fagen, Jim Beard (Steely Dan), Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) and Rob Morsberger. You will hear echoes of Hendrix in "I Hear They Shoot Horses" and flavors of Cream in "Time On My Hands." "I Ain't Got You" pays tribute to Al Green with the rich, whirling tones of a B3 that are perfectly balanced with Jon's tasty guitar solos. “Herington’s voice is perfect for the songs. It’s instantly recognizable and is the ideal match for lyrics that are at turns funny, clever, sarcastic, and plaintive. The production is crisp and clean in a way that albums just aren’t anymore. In fact this is the kind of record that doesn’t exist in many places these days. It’s soulful, with a varied set of great songs that showcase a multitude of influences and let the musicians shiner.” John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine “Solo records by session guitarists too often hang gobs of great guitar on flimsy compositional frames, or they attempt to emphasize the songs by stinting on the expected guitar fireworks. Jon Herington’s work with Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald qualifies him as a sessioneer extrordinaire, yet he deftly avoids both traps on his fourth record “Time On My Hands”, by serving up clever, tightly constructed tunes shot through with searing solos and studded with 6-string ear candy” ~ Michael Ross, Guitar Player Magazine

Jeff James and His Blues Unit - Engine Baby


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 48:00 
Size: 110,6 MB 
Label: PugTown Records
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Engine Baby - 5:11
 2. Mess of Trouble - 5:39
 3. Till I'm Old & Grey - 4:34
 4. Crystalline - 5:47
 5. Spitfire Woman - 4:23
 6. Tugboat - 5:42
 7. Awesome Possum - 3:23
 8. Twelve Inch Boot - 3:29
 9. Something I Can Use - 4:31
10. Rio Samba - 5:18

Smooth, rolling blues grooves with strong lead guitar and a solid, rhythmic backbone. Some blues artists (including John Lee Hooker) back in the day would have the words "And His Guitar" written under their name on their records. I always liked that but wanted to try a more original approach.That's where "Jeff James and His Blues Unit" came from. Never was there a more fitting combination than guitars and the blues, therefore setting the basic foundation for this album.
As for the title "Engine Baby," I felt this (the first track) was the best choice because the collection of songs featured make for some great driving music. I've found myself eagerly looking for an excuse to take a short highway trip just to listen to this cd.The soulful, bluesy, rumbling of tunes like "Tugboat", "Crystaline", & "Engine Baby" echo infuences of guys like Robert Cray, Robin Trower, and Buddy Guy, while the more humorous lyrics of "Spitfire Woman" and "Twelve Inch Boot brings out the Albert Collins-type feel. Not to forget a great slam-bang anthem called "Something I Can Use", a couple of more traditional sounding numbers like "Mess Of Trouble" & "Till I'm Old & Gray" really set the mood, and last but not least the two instrumentals "Awesome Possum" and "Rio Samba" bring us around full circle for an enjoyable listening experience. So crank it up, turn on the a.c., and cruise!

среда, 28 октября 2020 г.

Dave Plaehn - The Plaehn-Hino Blues Band


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 48:13 
Size: 110,7 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. She Caught the Katy - 4:15
 2. Don't You Lie to Me - 4:04
 3. Johnny (Too) Bad - 3:39
 4. I Can't Be Satisfied - 3:52
 5. Talk to Me, Baby (I Can't Hold Out) - 4:31
 6. Catfish Blues (Rollin Stone) - 4:00
 7. Queen Bee - 4:30
 8. Higher Ground - 5:04
 9. Shake Em on Down - 3:43
10. That's All Right - 3:05
11. Jesus Is on the Mainline - 4:43
12. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You - 2:42

Plaehn and Hino feature an acoustic and acoustic/electric blend of country blues, R&B, originals that center around the classic sound of the blues harp and National Steel guitar. Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino have been performing their own distinct blend of acoustic and electric blues, folk, and original material since 1990. At their core, Plaehn and Hino explore the uncluttered powerful interplay of blues harmonica, National steel slide guitar, and vocals in the tradition of bluesmen like Robert Johnson, Slip Harpo and Elmore James.A typical Plaehn and Hino set features traditional blues, originals and contemporary and creative interpretations of current artists like Taj Mahal, Sonny Landreth and John Mayall. But Dave and Jeff can just as easily surprise the audience with the high and lonesome sound of a country blues gospel song. 

четверг, 22 октября 2020 г.

Latvian Blues Band - 20 Year Anniversary Concert


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 90:59 
Size: 209,4 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 
Tracks Listing:
 1. No More Doggin' (Live) - 6:36
 2. Live Your Own Life (Live) - 5:39
 3. Take Me (Live) - 5:39
 4. Music of My Heart (Live) - 6:07
 5. Evil (Live) - 6:27
 6. C.O.D (Live) - 4:29
 7. She's the One (Live) - 8:22
 8. On My Way (Live) - 5:31
 9. Jaymz (Live) - 3:21
10. Are You Ready (Live) - 6:03
11. Let the Door Hit You (Live) - 6:17
12. Inside Out and Upside Down (Live) - 5:13
13. Five Minutes Too Late (Live) - 8:41
14. World Is Turning (Live) - 6:06
15. Learning to Live (Live) - 6:22

Early in 2000, the Canadian blues expert Johnny V recorded an album in Riga together with the Latvian Blues Band, and that was followed by a major concert tour of Canada that stretched from Toronto all the way to Calgary. This is seen as the beginning of the band’s career. The Latvian Blues Band has appeared in the United States, Canada, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Norway,  as well as Egypt Uzbekistan and Romania. In 2004, the legendary guitarist and blues expert Bob Margolin published an article about the LBB as a European blues phenomenon in the world’s leading blues magazine, Blues Revue. In 2005, the LBB received the Thropees France Blues nomination as the best blues band in Europe. A particular honour was the invitation to appear at the Chicago Blues Festival, where the LBB was the first European-based band in the festival’s history. During the Chicago Blues Festival in 2008, the LBB toured a number of blues clubs in Chicago. In early 2009, the LBB issued its first studio album, Unreal. The producer was one of today’s most outstanding guitarists, Duke Robillard. The album received an excellent review from music reviewer Art Tipaldi in Blues Revue. Tipaldi is also chairman of the Keeping the Blues Alive foundation. Also in 2009, the LBB won the Baltic Blues Challenge in the German town of Eutin, thus winning a spot at the International Blues Challenge 2010 finals in Memphis, Tennessee. For more than a quarter-century, the challenge has been organised by the world’s umbrella organisation for the blues, the Blues Foundation. In April 2010, the band released their second album with 14 original compositions. This album was produced by band members Janis Bukovskis and Rolands Saulietis, with B-3 organist Raphael Wressnig appearing as a guest artist. The release of the album coincided with a special concert that the band presented to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The anniversary concert was released on DVD and CD. In 2013, the Latvian Blues Band released Latvian Blues Band & Friends Live at the Dream Factory 2013, which received a local Golden Microphone award as the best jazz/blues album. In January 2015, the LBB once again took part in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, gaining much attention and recognition from organisers, representatives of major US blues associations, as well as audiences. This year the band is celebrating its 15th anniversary and is continuing to perform actively in Latvia, Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe. In 2017, Latvian Blues Band started It’s own international festival – R’n’B Blues Festival


Innes Sibun - Anthology


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 73:44 
Size: 169,8 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Don't Get Fooled By Tears - 2:53
 2. Old Time Used to Be - 2:59
 3. Angelstar - 4:03
 4. Southbound Train - 2:48
 5. Blues for Sherman - 4:02
 6. Lost in the Wilderness - 6:30
 7. Desert Rain - 5:31
 8. Fishermans Wharf - 8:10
 9. Station Blues - 2:37
10. So Tired of Living - 5:50
11. Schluters Walking Blues - 1:07
12. She Don't Care - 3:24
13. Sweet Disposition - 5:35
14. East Monroe - 2:38
15. I Want You Back - 3:44
16. Why Don't You Call Me - 2:19
17. Sandy - 6:16
18. You Can't Miss What You Never Had - 3:10

Innes Sibun (born 1968) is a British blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. One music journalist noted "Sibun’s name has yet to gain the star power of other prominent guitarists marching blues into the 21st century, but his credentials are eye-popping nevertheless. Aside from playing in Robert Plant’s band, Sibun has opened for some of rock’s most influential guitarists, including Johnny Winter, Taj Mahal, and Peter Green".

среда, 21 октября 2020 г.

Rick Vito - Talk That Talk


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 46:43 
Size: 107,8 MB 
Label: Hypertension
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Talk That Talk - 3:58
 2. I Do Believe - 4:04
 3. The Levee Broke Away - 3:53
 4. Black Crow Blues - 4:11
 5. Change Is Gonna Come - 4:13
 6. Easy Does It - 3:59
 7. The Lucky Devil - 4:19
 8. Rick's Boogie Woogie - 3:34
 9. Directly From My Heart To You - 8:05
10. Mississippi Stomp - 3:24
11. The Town That Time Forgot - 2:58

For over two decades, Rick Vito has captivated listeners all over the world with his own unique blend of Blues, Rock & Roll and R&B. His stellar guitar work has enriched the recordings and performances of such legendary artists as Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Roy Orbison, and many others. Rick is perhaps best known as a member of Fleetwood Mac. This brand  album showcases Rick's unique, blues-style slide guitar, featuring Rick's great touring band The Lucky Devils (Charlie Harrison on bass and Rick Reed on drums). The album contains 11 tracks including an instrumental take on Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" which is not to be missed. Other highlights include the gospel-tinged "I Do Believe", along with the deep blues of such cuts as "The Lucky Devil". This album is a sure-fire pleaser for all guitar blues and roots-rock music fans.

Chris Bell & 100% Blues - The Devil, My Guitar & Me


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 59:18 
Size: 136,6 MB 
Label: Silverbridge Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sweet Josephine - 4:19
 2. The Devil, My Guitar & Me - 3:06
 3. It's Not My Cross To Bear - 5:01
 4. My Jimi Hendrix Stuff - 3:15
 5. Long Train Ride - 3:08
 6. Something To Blame - 3:48
 7. I Don't Like To Brag - 6:13
 8. Working Man - 4:03
 9. Why My Baby So Cold - 4:14
10. More Things Change - 5:39
11. Testify - 3:41
12. The Water - 3:06
13. John Lee Hooker - 4:27
14. Don't Wake Me Up - 5:11

Guitarist/singer/songwriter, Silver Bridge Recording blues artist Chris Bell was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Massachusetts, and credits both his parents for introducing him to blues, jazz, rhythm & blues and gospel music. At the early age of nine, he picked up his first guitar and discovered his passion. During the 1980's, while majoring in art and music at the University of Massachusetts, Chris participated in jazz workshops with Archie Shepp, attended a summer session at Berklee School of Music, and studied under guitar great Tony MacAlpine. In 1990, Chris relocated to Los Angeles to further develop his musical career, and in 2000, went back to his roots and formed what is known today as Chris Bell & 100% Blues.
Having always been influenced by some of the great blues artists both past and present from B.B. King’s swingin’ old school style, to stinging single note passages like masters Albert King and Albert Collins, combined with searing slide riffs from Bell’s favorite Johnny Winter, and the psychedelic sounds reminiscent of the master Jimi Hendrix, Chris can do it all. His remarkable guitar playing compliments any blues genre he covers while paying tribute to those vintage styles his forefathers cast before him. Since his first release of “Blues 2001", followed by “Hell Is Too Hot For Me”,  “Real Bluesman”,  “The Devil, My Guitar & Me” and more. 
He continues to tour throughout the Western United States with regular trips each year to the East Coast, the Midwest and Texas. Chris is establishing himself as one of the premier up and coming blues artists of this generation and has only begun to scratch the surface of what promises to be a long and prosperous career. 

Bluesman Mike & The Blues Review Band - Knee Deep Into These Blues


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 61:01 
Size: 140,6 MB 
Label: 784204 Records DK
Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I'm Good As Gone - 5:11
 2. Knee Deep Into These Blues - 3:42
 3. Pain - 7:38
 4. The Blues All Around Me - 3:47
 5. Back Door Man - 4:11
 6. Evil - 5:40
 7. I Shiver - 4:23
 8. You Did The Crime - 6:35
 9. Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home - 4:13
10. I'm A Good Man - 4:11
11. Born Under A Bad Sign - 3:42
12. I'm Broke And Hungry - 3:59
13. My New Cadillac - 3:42

Blues and country music share much in common. One of the hallmark features of both genres is that they tell stories. What would the blues (or country) be without tales of cheating partners, dire finances, the relief found in someone else’s bed or at the bottom of a bottle? Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band, longtime performers in the Phoenix area, find themselves in top form and Knee Deep Into These Blues. Their fourth self-produced album features thirteen tracks (four originals and nine covers) with robust instrumentation and storytelling power. Their music has a lot of soulful flavor, like a hearty fall stew or a good book. It’s comfort food that fills you up. Some of the tunes run to the jazzy side of blues, but that’s no flaw if you like Delbert McClinton and similar artists. This CD’s emotion and intensity are nicely mixed with classic style. Over the years, bands morph into various incarnations. This one features Rob Thompson on keyboards, who also had performed with national act Bobby Womack, along with Bluesman Mike’s new lead guitar player Sugar Bear – another veteran from Philadelphia who had performed with Billy Paul. TJ Henry stars on rhythm and lead guitar, and Tim Robinson on drums, accompanying his son Daniel and the late, great Koko Taylor. Bobby Nealy, who performed with Archie Bell and the Drills, also plays keyboard. Bob Corritore takes the stage on harmonica, Doc. Donald Boles on even more keyboards, Shawn Behanna on horn arrangements, and Bryan Kuban on bass. Bluesman Mike and company launch into Bobby Rush’s “I’m Good as Gone” to start things off with a bang. The title track is a sizzling blues shuffle with terrific sound all around and a slightly autobiographical vibe: “I’ve seen the good, the bad, the ugly and more, trying to make things right. You’ve got me knee deep into these blues.” Special guest Bob Corritore heats things up on harp during “Pain,” another original composition. The keyboards are lovely as well, like falling rain on an autumn evening, and the bassline thumps ominously. “Back Door Man” is one of those uncanny original songs that you’ll swear you’ve heard before, but you probably haven’t. Its subject is familiar, its style funky, and its atmosphere fun. It features the most killer bassline since “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon in 1986. Several smooth covers follow, including “Evil” by Koko Taylor, “I’m a Good Man” by Quintus McCormick and “Born Under a Bad Sign” by William Bell. “My New Cadillac,” the final original, closes the CD in groovy fashion. Knee Deep Into These Blues tells timeless tales, perfect for savoring on longer, darker nights!

вторник, 20 октября 2020 г.

Rick Vito - Lucky In Love - The Best Of Rick Vito


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 76:57 
Size: 177,7 MB 
Label: Hypertension
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front + Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mr. Lucky - 4:12
 2. Walk Another Mile - 3:52
 3. Desiree - 3:47
 4. Blues Town - 4:33
 5. Little Sheba - 4:15
 6. Rhumba Diablo - 4:05
 7. I Do Believe - 4:01
 8. I Loved Another Woman - 3:47
 9. Homework - 3:35
10. Feels Just Like Home - 4:13
11. Long Black Car - 3:51
12. Meet Me At Midnight - 4:13
13. Everybody Gets Lucky Sometime - 3:35
14. Exotica By Night - 4:17
15. Rattlesnake Shake - 4:05
16. Black Crow Blues - 4:09
17. Love Is Dangerous - 4:06
18. Talk That Talk - 3:57
19. A Change Is Gonna Come - 4:14

For over two decades, Rick Vito has captivated listeners all over the world with his own unique blend of Blues, Rock & Roll and R&B. His stellar guitar work has enriched the recordings and performances of such legendary artists as Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Roy Orbison, and many others, but Rick is perhaps best known as being a member of Fleetwood Mac during the 1980's. Following on from a recent UK tour as part of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band we now have this stunning compilation of some of his best work to date. Tracks such as the self penned Walk Another Mile, a superb rockin' blues guaranteed to get those feet tapping, to the fast paced rock and roll of Love Is Dangerous, a song co-written with Stevie Nicks, we hear a guitarist, singer and song writer who is on every artistes wish list as both a musician and vocalist. This is a release that will keep you reaching for the repeat button, Rick Vito having both the tone and the voice to make the blues accessible to any fan of contemporary music today.

The Tubby Johnson Band - They Call Me Mr Tubbs


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:11 
Size: 92,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. New World Lockdown - 3:35
 2. Rippin' Me A New One - 3:47
 3. Martian Parking Only - 3:56
 4. New York City - 5:07
 5. Broke Down - 4:15
 6. Laguna Hills - 4:34
 7. A Cue Stick - 2:47
 8. Orange Frog Incident - 3:57
 9. The Mansion On The Hill - 2:55
10. Nowhere To Run - 5:13

They Call Me Mr Tubbs is an album that was released at the end of August 2020. Musicians of The Tubby Johnson Band played on this album in the best traditions of the blues.

Stevie Gox - Slow And Steady

 


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 32:15 
Size: 73,9 MB 
Label: Sharp Note Records
Styles: Guitar Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Leaving Me - 4:01
 2. Tonight - 3:01
 3. Day Dreamer - 3:59
 4. Forgotten Home - 3:27
 5. Slow And Steady - 3:57
 6. Late Night Blues - 3:27
 7. Fading (Without You) - 4:07
 8. Blues Train - 3:20
 9. On My Own - 2:55

"I’m a songwriter/musician based in Ireland. Passionate about Rock and Blues. Some of my biggest influences are the likes of Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, B.B. King and Joe Bonamassa.I grew up surrounded by music and instruments. After a successful career in software industry I decided I need something to get my mind off work and it was time to get back to music.My first debut single "Perfect Night" was released on 1st of December, 2019.My favourite instrument is the electric guitar. When I'm not writing songs I am playing blues for myself to relax." ~ Stevie Gox

понедельник, 19 октября 2020 г.

Martin Lang - Bad Man



Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:59 
Size: 107,7 MB 
Label: Random Chance Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Reefer Head Man - 3:49
 2. Juicy Lucy - 4:32
 3. He Don't Love You - 3:37
 4. High As A Georgia Pine - 4:13
 5. Younger Days - 4:17
 6. The Mix Up - 2:13
 7. Bad Man - 3:40
 8. Booker's Boogie - 3:32
 9. I Worry My Mind Over You - 3:57
10. Mood Indica - 4:49
11. All Gone Now - 4:08
12. Stacys On My Feet - 4:08

Chicago blues in the tradition of Jr Wells and Little Arthur Duncan is what you get with vocalist and harp man Martin Lang. On this album he is with a very experienced, tight band. Grammy nominees Billy Flynn and Frank Krakowski on guitar; drummer Dean Haas, bassist Tom Morris (Illinois Slim), and pianist Dave Waldman. They all have a following and have toured extensively. Martin has worked with legends like Tail Dragger, Willie Buck and Little Arthur Duncan. This set it a combination of standards, original compositions, vocals and instrumentals. Billy Flynn plays mandolin on Kralowski's "Booker's Boogie." 

Terra Lightfoot - Consider The Speed



Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 36:13 
Size: 83,0 MB 
Label: Sonic Unyon Records
Styles: Rock/Roots Rock/Blues Rock/Soul
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Called Out Your Name - 2:53
 2. It's Over Now - 3:28
 3. Empty House - 3:01
 4. Love You So - 3:36
 5. Consider The Speed - 2:54
 6. Lost You Forever - 3:27
 7. Midnight Choir - 3:22
 8. Ramblin' Rose - 3:30
 9. Paper Thin Walls - 3:19
10. One High Note - 3:32
11. Two Wild Horses - 3:07

Canadian singer and guitarist Terra Lightfoot turns in a set of songs incorporating timeless influences from above and below the border on her fourth studio album, Consider the Speed, set to drop later this month. For the album’s title track, Lightfoot recorded at Memphis’ hallowed Royal Studios with a group of session players who have lent their chops to tracks by artists like Buddy Guy, Kris Kristofferson, Keith Richards and more. Some of the great soul and blues records were recorded at Royal. “Oh man, it was all vibe at Royal,” Lightfoot said. “Everything there has a rich history. I got used to all the beautiful little idiosyncrasies that have helped make so many records in that place. It’s guided by a no-bullshit approach to making music. We didn’t go to tape or anything, just into the board at Royal, then did some overdubs in Toronto. But my vocals were mostly sung into that beautiful #9 microphone that Al Green made all his hits with.”
Before she had the material for Consider the Speed, Lightfoot travelled to Nashville after a couple grueling years on the road, and she said it was just what she needed to find some songwriting inspiration. “I remember being creatively stuck one night,” she continued. “No songs were coming to me. So I went out for a drive and nearly ran into two horses in the middle of Franklin Pike, which is basically a mini-rural-highway in Nashville. Cars were speeding by them, this mother and this little foal, and nobody was stopping to help. Naturally, I got out and tried to corral them or figure out where they were from – basically, to do anything to keep them from running out into the road again.”  “Eventually they fled into the darkness and I lost track of them,” she said. “But seeing those horses really stirred something in me and got me right out of my head and out of that writer’s block. The beauty of them appearing in the night, seemingly only to me, on a busy highway … it almost felt like a sign, that I should stop taking everything so seriously, because what really mattered was right in front of me. A few days later, I finished about half of the songs for the record.” The artists Lightfoot said she finds inspirational include an assortment jazz, rock, Americana and blues singers and players. “I love the richness in the voices of Nina Simone, Leon Russell, and Chet Baker. As a guitar player I love Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt, Junior Kimbrough, and Marc Bolan, and for songwriting I love John Prine. Emily Burgess is a fantastic up-and-coming Canadian guitarist, and I’m totally in love with Frazey Ford’s newest record!”
Not a lot of players use one almost exclusively, but Lightfoot’s signature guitar sound comes from her mainstay 1972 Gibson SG Standard, Veronica. “Oh yeah, that’s my main guitar,” Lightfoot said. “I’ve been playing that guitar since I was 17, and I’ve banged it up pretty badly, lost it and found it again countless times, even when I left it briefly in an alleyway in downtown Montreal. In some ways, it’s an extension of me, an integral part of my sound and a part of who I am. My fingers just seem to find all the right places when I play it, and it just feels good.” “My aunt Theresa,” she continued, “who has spent most of her life gigging, just gave me her 1971 Telecaster as she doesn’t play much anymore. I played a couple different really beautiful Telecasters on the record that I borrowed from friends, so it’s sort of a happy coincidence that now I can get acquainted with my new Tele to start playing these songs live.” An automatic assumption regarding Lightfoot is that she must be a relative of another Canadian musician, the legendary singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who scored big on the American charts several decades ago with hits like “Sundown” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” But that would be wrong.
“We’ve played on the same stages on various occasions,” she said, “but not toured together. I vividly remember meeting him for the first time at Daniel Lanois’ Harvest Picnic about seven or eight years ago. He said, ‘Oh, you’re the other Lightfoot. So, are we related?’ The guy is a laugh a minute. Since then, I’ve done a few gigs with him here and there, most recently one where my parents got to meet him backstage, which I truly loved, it was a really special day. My poor dad has been getting confused for Gordon Lightfoot ever since I became a musician, so I think it meant the world to him to meet the man behind all those great songs.”

Lachy Doley - Double Figures



Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 51:08 
Size: 117,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Gimme Some Lovin' - 5:50
 2. Fire To Save - 4:01
 3. Conviction - 5:28
 4. Make It Up - 4:38
 5. Only Cure For The Blues Is The Blues - 4:50
 6. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - 5:52
 7. Six Feet Under (Featuring Simon Meli) - 4:01
 8. Still In Love - 7:25
 9. Stop Listening To The Blues - 2:59
10. Can't Get Close To You - 5:59

The year 2020 marks 10 years for Lachy Doley as a solo artist. In 2010 Lachy was Australia’s top session keys man for the likes of Powderfinger and Jimmy Barnes. Come 2020, he’s become a globally celebrated original recording and touring artist. A regular on the European, Canadian, and US summer festival circuits leaving rave reviews and viral live videos wherever he performs. To celebrate this milestone Lachy has just released a very special album titled DOUBLE FIGURES featuring 2 new incredible covers of VOODOO CHILD and GIMME SOME LOVIN plus 8 new remastered versions of some of his most loved tunes. Long being referred to as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Keys”. Now further reinforced by his extremely rare Whammy Clavinet that wails and screams all over this new version of Hendrix’s VOODOO CHILD. 
“10 years ago, I could never have imagined I would be where I am today. Surrounded by so many fans and music lovers spanning every inch of the globe. You guys have enabled me to tour so many incredible countries and have so many amazing experiences. Thank you so much. Here’s to the next 10 years” – LACHY DOLEY

пятница, 9 октября 2020 г.

Rick Vito - King Of Hearts

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 42:49 
Size: 98,7 MB 
Label: Modern/Atlantic Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Walk Another Mile - 3:52
 2. I'll Never Leave This Love Alive - 4:26
 3. Desiree - 3:47
 4. Honey Love - 4:31
 5. I Still Have My Guitar - 4:38
 6. Poor Souls In Love - 4:13
 7. Knock Me Down - 4:35
 8. Walking With The Deco Man - 4:12
 9. Intuition - 4:17
10. Two Hearts On Fire - 4:13

Rick’s first solo album released in 1992 on Modern/Atlantic Records shortly after his departure from Fleetwood Mac. GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE hailed it as “...a stunning debut, featuring a fiery collection of slide guitar-driven tunes performed by a master!” A must for all Fleetwood Mac fans, it contains a smouldering duet with Rick’s former bandmate Stevie Nicks, on the soulful single, “Desiree.” Standouts include the powerful “Knock Me Down,” “Honey Love,” and the rocking blues “I’ll Never Leave This Love Alive” and “Walk Another Mile.”

Ben Granfelt - True Colours


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:36 
Size: 106,9 MB 
Label: A1
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Victorious - 4:51
 2. No Turning Back - 5:27
 3. Hey Stranger - 4:32
 4. Arms Of An Angel - 5:16
 5. A Moment Of Madness - 5:11
 6. Oriental Express - 4:28
 7. Down For The Count - 5:07
 8. Love Or Nothing - 3:25
 9. Late Night In Hamburg - 8:14

The Finnish doyen on the electric guitar BEN GRANFELT announces his 17th solo album and proves once again his position as an exceptional musician with his huge wealth of experience, paired with virtuosic guitar playing skills. His Rock has many Blues elements and stands out due to his extraordinary feeling for tempo and atmosphere. 
If you want to know more about BEN GRANFELT’s brand-new work and the current events around his person, you should have a look on his website, Facebook page or check out his artist profile on Dr. Music Promotion.

Gustavo Andrade Blues Band - Studio Sessions II



Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 45:36 
Size: 104,5 MB 
Label: Sonora Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Don't Know What Love Is - 3:08
 2. Cold As Ice - 3:42
 3. You Gotta Make It Through The World - 3:19
 4. Do I Please You - 3:06
 5. I Don't Want You On My Mind - 2:47
 6. Heartbreaker - 2:43
 7. To Know You Is To Love You - 3:35
 8. Just a Bluesman - 3:51
 9. Stand By Me - 3:31
10. Going Back To New Orleans - 2:55
11. That's Alright - 3:41
12. Sweet Sixteen - 5:04
13. Playing On Me - 4:06

Com 25 anos de carreira, e uma maneira muito peculiar de se tocar o blues, o mineiro Gustavo Andrade é destaque n​o gênero blues em Minas Gerais e no Brasil. Nascido em Belo Horizonte, estudou violão clássico no Instituto de Educação Artistica de Minas Gerais, mas foi pelo blues que se apaixonou. Em sua carreira Gustavo Andrade já dividiu o palco com nomes de peso como Guy King, Bob Stroger, Jimmy Burns, Sharrie Williams, Shirley King, JJ Jackson, Kenny Brown entre diversos outros grandes artistas. Tem quiatro álbuns lançados e disponíveis nas plataformas digitais, são eles, "Feeling Alright"(2008), "Playin' My Blues"(2014) e o recente "Explosion Blues" (2018), gravado em parceria com o gaitista carioca Jefferson Gonçalves. E o mais recente "Studio Sessions", lançado em 2019. Nascido em familia de músicos, Gustavo Andrade fez parte do movimento rock dos anos 80 na capital mineira, chamado Tribo De Solos, um estudio/selo que os musicos se reuniam para jams sessions, e mais tarde se tornaria a gravadora Cogumelo Records. Desse movimento surgiram nomes como Kamikaze, Skank, Sepultura, Bauxita e bandas de blues como Aeroblues, Nasty Blues e a Hot Spot Blues Band, primeira banda de blues de Gustavo. Gustavo Andrade transita entre tradicional e moderno com muito “feeling” blues e pitadas de rock e soul. Em seu primeiro álbum, Feeling Alright(2008), Gustavo foi muito elogiado por figuras ilustres da cena blues mundial como Mud Morganfield (filho de Muddy Waters), Donny Nichilo (pianista de Junior Wells, Buddy Guy e Santana) e Bob Lohr (pianista de Chuck Berry). Em 2014 lançou o album" Playin' My Blues", com oito faixas autorais e participações especiais. O album ganhou três videoclipes, disponíveis no Youtube, e também notoriedade internacional sendo incluído na programação da Apple TV. O álbum Explosion Blues foi gravado juntamente com Jefferson Gonçalves no final de 2017. Logo que lançado, o álbum ganhou algumas ótimas resenhas por jornais em todo Brasil e também na Holanda, sendo umas das atrações mais requisitadas por festivais em todo Brasil em 2018. "Studio Sessions  II" é o álbum lançado no ano 2020 por Gustavo Andrade. 

Slappin Gums Murphy - Just Slappin My Gums



Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 45:54 
Size: 105,2 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Roots Rock/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Preacher Killed A Witch - 3:10
 2. Dusty Road - 4:20
 3. I'm Complainin' - 3:30
 4. When We Were Young - 4:12
 5. Famous Man - 4:56
 6. Another Day - 4:33
 7. I Should Buy You Things - 3:05
 8. The Pig and Toad - 2:24
 9. The Endulgence Blues - 4:16
10. The Ghost - 3:07
11. Better Days - 5:03
12. The Crook - 3:16

Slappin’ Gums Murphy showcases different styles of guitar playing, from dirty, punchy open tuning to straight forward dance beat blues numbers then into a more mellow acoustic style of blues.Simple yet effect takes on old blues classics as well as original raw and punchy sounding new songs. 



The Private Dicks Band - Private Eye



Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:09 
Size: 92,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rockin' Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wrong Side Of Town - 2:40
 2. Black Cat Afternoon - 2:54
 3. Bad Blues Music - 4:15
 4. Pushin' And Pullin' - 3:50
 5. Private Eye - 3:13
 6. Snake Pit - 3:14
 7. I Don't Wanna Be Saved - 4:24
 8. Too Much Trouble - 3:57
 9. I'm In Chains - 3:22
10. She Just Won't Pay Her Way - 5:00
11. Late Night Man - 3:17

The Private Dicks Band -   rock, funk, soul and blues band from Halifax, UK. New album 'Private Eye' ready for release. (https://www.facebook.com/The-Private-Dicks-Band-100112541628886/)

Snowy White and the White Flames - Something On Me


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 61:15 
Size: 141,1 MB 
Label: Snowy White/Soulfood Music
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Something On Me - 7:44
 2. Another Blue Night - 5:09
 3. Another Life - 5:12
 4. Get Responsible - 5:07
 5. Cool Down - 3:42
 6. Ain't Gonna Lean On You - 7:59
 7. It's Only The Blues - 5:44
 8. Commercial Suicide - 7:05
 9. I Wish I Could - 4:22
10. Whiteflames Chill - 4:28
11. One More Traveller - 4:39

Snowy White is one of a handful of classic blues-orientated British electric guitar players – musicians whose sound, technique and style has echoed the originality of the blues with the excitement of contemporary rock. He has developed his own style of ‘English’ blues, a combination of clear, clean blues phrases and harder-edged riffs that are a recognisable feature of his very personal songs.
In the seventies he toured the east coast of America, getting as far south as New Orleans and discovering that he thoroughly enjoyed being ‘on the road’. He had by then become friendly with the now legendary English blues guitarist Peter Green and they spent a lot of time jamming together. In the Autumn of 1976 he was invited to tour America and Europe with Pink Floyd as their first augmenting musician, a gig which took up most of his time throughout 1977. In 1978, the band’s keyboard player Rick Wright asked him to play guitar on his solo album, entitled ‘Wet Dream’, which he recorded in the South of France. In 1979, Peter Green decided to head for the studio once more and invited Snowy and his band along to jam. The result was the album entitled ‘In the Skies’, now something of a collector’s item. He was then asked by Pink Floyd to go to America to rehearse their new show entitled ‘The Wall’, and, at the same time, the rock band Thin Lizzy invited him to become a full-time member. So after the completion of the Floyds’ US dates he returned to England and went straight into the studio to record his first Thin Lizzy album ‘Chinatown’. Snowy stayed with the band for nearly three years of touring, recording ‘Renegade’ with them in 1982, before leaving to pursue his solo career. Snowy’s first solo album was entitled ‘White Flames’. This album included the timeless ‘Bird of Paradise’, written by Snowy, which became a hit single around the world. In 1987, he put together a blues-orientated outfit, the Blues Agency, recording two albums, ‘Change My Life’ and ‘Open For Business’.
Between 1993 and 2000, he toured and recorded with two brilliant Dutch-Indonesian musicians, Juan van Emmerloot (drums/percussion) and Walter Latupeirissa (bass and rhythm guitar). As The White Flames they recorded a string of albums, including ‘No Faith Required’, ‘Restless’, ‘The Way It Is’ and ‘Realistic’, and performed all over Europe. In later times the band was augmented by Max Middleton on keyboards. Every year from1999 to 2014 Snowy toured the world with Roger Waters, including the ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ and massive ‘The Wall’ tour. In between tours, he founded the Snowy White Blues Project, recording the albums ‘In Our Time Of Living’ and ‘In Our Time…Live’. Snowy’s most recent album, ‘The Situation’ came out in 2018.  His latest offering, ‘Something On Me’, due out on 2nd October 2020, features Thomas White on drums, Rowan Bassett on bass and appearances by various The White Flames members.

четверг, 8 октября 2020 г.

Terry "Harmonica" Bean With The Cornlickers - Hill Country Blues With The Big Sound


Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 60:56 + 48:23
Size: 139,8 MB + 111,1 MB 
Label: Right Coast Records
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues  Juke Joint Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
CD1
 1. Blues Man -  7:06
 2. Come Back Baby - 10:04
 3. Help Me -  9:50
 4. Love Me Slow -  9:04
 5. King Bee -  5:34
 6. I Wonder Who -  7:48
 7. Tell Me Why - 11:26
CD2
 1. Goin' South - 4:19
 2. Crazy Mixed Up World - 4:02
 3. I'm Ready - 7:47
 4. Learn To Love Me - 9:58
 5. Miss Betty Green - 7:58
 6. Red Dress - 6:34
 7. So Long - 7:42

Terry stated that "When the Hill Country met the Delta, man it just exploded." Hill Country Blues with the Big Sound is a prime example of what happens when a young man born in the Hill Country makes a life for himself in the Delta. Young Bean learned his lessons well. Growing up listening to his father and his grandfather at home and at house parties and juke joints throughout the South, Terry was exposed to a wide variety of musical styles which blend very nicely here for a sound that is upbeat and danceable while maintaining that hypnotic style so prevalent in the Hill Country. The result is still somewhat hypnotic, easy on the ear and as comfortable as your favorite boots nice fit, well broken in and as comfortable at the end of the day as they were in the beginning. Bean blends styles that have been with us for ages, maintaining the best elements of each for a sound that is uniquely Terry Bean, making timeless classics his own. His backing bands, The Cornlickers, natives of the Harrisburg, PA area, of all places, nail it as if they were born and raised in Mississippi.