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четверг, 26 ноября 2020 г.

The Chicago Thieves - The Player

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 31:08 
Size: 71,4 MB 
Label: Player Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Player - 4:49
 2. Fight Night - 3:51
 3. Mr. Blues - 5:41
 4. Life on the Road - 5:19
 5. Whiskey Burnin' Still - 5:44
 6. The Player [Reprise] - 5:40

The Chicago Thieves formed during early 2003 from the remaining members of the successful blues rock band, Unkle Munkle.
Craig Giles and Dave Searle were originally part of a blues band called The Gutbuckets, that formed in the late 1980’s. After several years gigging, the band members went their separate ways due to pending solo projects on the local circuit. Out of this development came the new band Unkle Munkle...
Unkle Munkle was a highly energetic and acclaimed outfit formed by Craig Giles, Dave Searle and former drummer Keith Hummerston (who was also in The Gutbuckets) during 1997. The band was then joined by James Batchelar on Keyboards and Danny Giles on guitars. After an intense period of time rehearsing up a new set of blues rock covers and original material, the band started playing at venues throughout the South East of England with great success.
The band recorded two albums. The first was ‘The Dog House Sessions’ recorded during 1998 – a mixture of blues covers and self-penned material. The strength of the bands’ own material was self-evident on this first release and it was decided that the follow-up album would be made up of completely original material. The release was entitled ‘The Player’ after the title track. All lyrics were written by Craig Giles and the music was written by James Batchelar, Danny Giles and Dave Searle. This sold well at the concerts and the material was received with enthusiasm when played live.
During January 2003 the band adopted a more ‘bluesy’ edge to their music, acquired new drummer Tony Still and decided to change their name to The Chicago Thieves deriving from the bands newly acquired Chicago blues sound.
The ‘Thieves have produced a stunning new blues set played with vibe, energy and passion. Most of the songs played are original compositions, reflecting the musical developments and prolific song-writing capabilities of the band.
Their band's demo, simply entitled ‘The Player’, gives a brief insight into the sheer quality, energy and power of blues music brought right up-to-date with stunning results.
During 2004 and 2005, following extensive dates throughout the South, the band entered and won the overall ‘Best Blues Band’ in the London-based Eel Pie Club’s Blues Quest. This has led to further recording to be completed. This page is part of Pete Feenstra's website

Jake Andrews - Time To Burn

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 50:34 
Size: 117,5 MB 
Label: Jericho
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Time To Burn - 3:43
 2. Cry Baby - 3:36
 3. The Hard Way - 4:18
 4. Just You and Me - 3:35
 5. You've Got To Know - 3:57
 6. I Don't Wanna Go Home - 4:42
 7. It All Pass Me By - 4:52
 8. Lover To Cry - 3:46
 9. Nobody's Fault But Mine - 3:13
10. I'm Glad For Your Sake (But Sorry For Mine) - 3:41
11. Moment To Love - 3:21
12. Drivin' Wheel - 5:03
13. Too Sorry - 2:40

Jake Andrews - Guitar, Vocals;
Mike Sconce - Bass, Vocals (Background);
Tommy Eyre - Keyboards;
Jon Blondell - Bass, Horn;
Joe Sublett - Horn;
Tommy Taylor - Drums, Vocals (Background);
Jon Cleary - Piano;
Darrell Leonard - Horn;
Doug Sahm - Piano.

Looking at the cover of Jake Andrews's debut, it's easy to dismiss him as yet another blues wunderkind of the sort that have emerged with increasing frequency in the 1990s. But pop in the CD and hit play, and immediately one realizes that Andrews is no wannabe. The title track, which opens the album, contains hints of Buddy Guy in its blues-rock riffs, and no wonder: Andrews appeared onstage with Guy when he was but 8 years old. And those guitar riffs, by turns crunchy and smooth, are what to listen for on Time to Burn; Andrews isn't merely technically skilled, but has the ability to set the tone for a song from the opening line. Weak moments are few and far between here, excused by a wealth of strong material that, along with surprisingly mature lyrics, indicates that Andrews is an artist to watch. --Genevieve Williams

Sheila Wilcoxson - Backwater Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 45:21 
Size: 105,8 MB 
Label: Burnside Distribution
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. No Business - 5:55
 2. Bad Sport Blues - 3:20
 3. Keep Your Eyes Open - 2:23
 4. Sweet Misery - 2:38
 5. Louie - 3:46
 6. Revival Day - 2:45
 7. Honey Let Me Lay It on You - 3:31
 8. Biscuit Roller - 3:10
 9. Backwater Blues - 4:36
10. Testosterone Poisoning - 4:24
11. Looky Looky Yonder/Black Betty - 3:50
12. John the Revelator - 4:58

Back Porch Blues' ex-lead singer solos with double the pieces she had with Back Porch Blues -- six musicians, including a washtub bass. As if she needed it. Sheila Wilcoxson's earthy, bluesy delivery, if converted to ultra sounds, could clean cobwebs from dusty attics. Bill Rhoades works out on harp throughout, giving the tracks a distinct flavoring. Many cuts (i.e., "Keep Your Eyes Open" and "Revival Day") are more '20s/'30s/'40s race music than the more traditional Delta blues she sang with Back Porch Blues. And the rolling "Biscuit Roller" is so sweet it'll make you want to bake a batch and sop 'em in maple syrup. If the intent was to record something different, then mission accomplished. You'll have to check the credits to make sure you didn't slip on something by Lucille Bogan, Clara Smith, Georgia White, or Lil Johnson, though.

Philippe Menard - Hungry Dog

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 71:53 
Size: 164,9 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Charolais' Boogie - 5:34
 2. Don't Miss Me - 4:23
 3. Hungry Dog - 4:29
 4. Paint It - 4:52
 5. Hopes of Glory - 3:51
 6. Waiting for a Mission - 5:45
 7. I'm Your Saviour - 3:33
 8. Manic Depression - 3:55
 9. I'm Gonna Rise - 3:49
10. Sama Yama Road Blues - 4:48
11. Star Spangled Chariot - 3:42
12. Pistol Slapper Blues - 2:54
13. Can't Stop Loving - 3:26
14. All Along the Watchtower - 6:19
15. Bullfrog Blues - 6:18
16. You Got to Loose - 4:06

After 19 years spent on the road with his blues rock trio Tequila, Philippe Menard, lead guitar and singer of the band, felt that it was time for him to go and start a new musical experience .
So, he decided to play alone, as a One Man Band, using guitar, harp, bass drum, snare, tambourine, hi-hat and cymbal altogether. Ever since his first album “Hungry Dog”, in 1995, Philippe invites us to share his own vision of the Blues, respectful to all the precursors of the one man band style (such as Dr Isaiah Ross, Jesse Fuller, ….), but also faithful to the spirit of his own 60's/70's background and to his heroes (Rory Gallagher, George Thorogood, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix,….). While alternating covers and his own songs during his shows, Philippe plays and sings with overflowing energy and an amazing sincerity which won’t let you feel unconcerned . Simply get the groove, and…..boogie on !!!

Jay Hooks - Jay Hooks

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 46:02 
Size: 106,0 MB 
Label: Provogue
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Easy Way Out - 3:24
 2. Straight Wiskey - 4:03
 3. Where You Goin' - 3:35
 4. Smothered - 3:53
 5. If Life Don't Kill You (Lovin' Will) - 4:57
 6. When Your Lover Don't Love You - 2:24
 7. Sling Shot - 2:39
 8. Am I Supposed to Cry - 4:18
 9. Voodoo Woman - 3:54
10. Hell on Heels - 3:24
11. Last Time I Left Memphis - 7:01
12. Take It to the House - 2:26

Jay Hooks (born November 12, 1967) is an American Texas blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. After gaining national exposure playing in Lavelle White's backing ensemble, Hooks has released three albums to date, appeared on German television and undertaken various tours, including one in Europe.
Hooks was born in Houston, Texas, United States. He found early musical inspiration from the recordings of fellow Texans Albert Collins, Billy Gibbons and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the late 1980s, Hooks played in the bars of Houston, before being asked to play in Lavelle White's backing band. He played on her national tours in 1996, before forming his own band and going solo the following year. In 1997, Hooks recorded his debut album, Hooked Up, at SugarHill Recording Studios in Houston. AllMusic noted that Hooked Up contained "a collection of gritty, rock-tinged electric blues numbers that didn't stray far outside the conventions that his aforementioned guitar heroes had brought into an international spotlight."
The exposure the recording gave Hooks led to a European record executive, Ed van Zyl, offering Hooks a recording contract with the Dutch-based record label Provogue Records. The resulting self-titled album was made under the tutelage of record producer Ben Elliott. Jay Hooks was recorded by the trio of Hooks (guitars, vocals), Marie Del Prete (bass) and Joe Frenchwood (drums). It was released in late 2000. His Texas rock sound was well received by the critics.[6] At the time Hooks was quoted as saying "... I just plug it in and turn it all up, that's what I do..." In 2001, Hooks toured across Europe.
Jerry Gaskill played the drums on Hooks next release, the Red Line album (2002), which was also released by Provogue. Red Line mostly contained songs written by Hooks, apart from his cover of Jimi Hendrix's track, "Freedom". In 2003, Hooks played live on the German television show, Rockpalast.Hooks performed at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas early in 2015. In April that year, he appeared at the House of Blues in Houston.

W.C. Clark - Deep In The Heart

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 55:14 
Size: 127,4 MB 
Label: Alligator Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues/Soul
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Stonger Than You Need To Be - 4:05
 2. Cold Blooded Lover - 3:16
 3. You Left The Water Running - 3:18
 4. I Want To Do Everything For You - 2:30
 5. Twist Of The Knife - 3:44
 6. Tip Of My Tongue - 5:54
 7. Jaded Lady - 4:15
 8. Ain't Lost Nothin' - 3:48
 9. Soul Kind Of Loving - 3:05
10. My Texas Home - 4:53
11. I Don't Know The Meaning Of Pain - 4:05
12. If You Think About It - 4:17
13. Promises - 4:48
14. Okie Dokee Stomp - 3:09

Like his last album, From Austin with Soul, this title references both W.C. Clark's Texas home base and his R&B leanings. Once again produced by horn player Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff, who also contributes harmonica, sax, and punchy brass arrangements, this is a classic soul lovers delight. Clark's grease-and-gravy voice is exhilarating, dripping with emotion and changing his inflection to boasting, hurtful, tough or tender depending on the song. The opening "Stronger Than You Need to Be" bursts out with the loose-limbed intensity of the best Otis Redding material, as the horns underline a Memphis groove so authentic you'd think you had unearthed a great lost Stax side. Sizzling covers of Redding's "You Left the Water Running," Joe Tex's "I Want to Do Everything for You," and Otis Clay's "I Didn't Know the Meaning of Pain" further cement that connection as tasty guitar licks intricately spar with the nimble horn charts and Clark's world-weary voice. The slow blues of "My Texas Home" gives Clark a chance to strut his guitar skills as does the closing take on Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's "Okie Dokie Stomp," where the brass gooses the already elastic jump blues. He also raids fellow Texas journeymen the Fabulous Thunderbirds' catalog for a rollicking "Twist of the Knife," and kicks back with John Hiatt's darkly affecting "Tip of My Tongue." Cleanly recorded but not slick, producer Kazanoff expertly balances detailed sonics with a gutsy live sound that delivers one knock-out punch after the next. It's a terrific contemporary soul release that meshes blues and R&B into an explosive combination, and shows the veteran Clark at the peak of his powers.

среда, 25 ноября 2020 г.

Hambone - Conflagrations

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 49:02 
Size: 112,6 MB 
Label: The Path Less Traveled
Styles: Blues/Contemporary Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Get in My Heart - 2:31
 2. Right Now - 4:15
 3. Neon Electric Moon - 2:41
 4. Geek - 3:20
 5. Snake Oil - 4:37
 6. Hawk - 3:20
 7. Twenty-Six - 3:52
 8. All Mine - 3:35
 9. Conflagrations - 3:28
10. Ham and Eggs - 2:35
11. Different Than Your Family - 3:39
12. Crying - 3:39
13. I Ain't Your Boyfriend - 4:58
14. Untitled - 2:23

Nick 'Hambone' Hamstra is 27, white as a ghost, and sounds like Muddy Waters. He has made waves in the Louisville, KY blues 'scene' for many years now and amazes folks as he typically plays all by himself and sounds as if he's lived in rougher life than most. He beats a drum with his foot and plays the harmonica all the while playing some of the tastiest blues licks heard in quite some time. At times he has a drummer or other musicians play alongside him, but the sonic landscape these guys create is unbelievable, pretty simple but at the same time so beautiful. Their music is lazy and by rolling slowly it makes the listener wish it never ended. Nick is blessed with a voice many people would die for. His singing is intense but without being forced, emotional but without falling into silly cliches. The same can be said for his guitar playing: his deep love and understanding of blues is in every note he plays, it's not something you can learn from books or music.

Dirk Hamilton & The Bluesmen - Sometimes Ya' Leave The Blues Out On The Road

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 72:08 
Size: 165,7 MB 
Label: Akarma
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Who Said On With the Show? -  6:09
 2. I'm a Real Man -  4:27
 3. Jimmy Hallo George (Version 2) -  3:41
 4. Blues Is My Life -  4:04
 5. The Passion of Blues -  4:47
 6. The Dark End of the Street -  6:21
 7. Learning to Love You -  3:48
 8. All Love Out -  4:44
 9. Only the Will to Survive -  4:44
10. Pavlova Shoes - 12:52
11. Help Me -  5:47
12. Night Moves (feat. Graziano Romani) -  6:51
13. Woman Don't Go -  3:46

Dirk Hamilton was born in Hobart, Indiana and raised in California. At 14 he played in a Chuck Berry/surf music band called The Regents. For a 45-rpm record they were about to make, bandleader Houston Box had written an instrumental called ‘Orangutan’ but needed a B-side so Dirk whipped out ‘Truck’ the night before the session. He says it was the first song he ever wrote and ‘it stunk’.
Dirk: “I began playing guitar and singing songs when I was 8 years old. I was writing stories and poems before that. I always thought of the two activities as completely different and separate -- writing was ‘serious’, playing and singing was ‘fun’. Then I discovered Dylan and learned that songs could be just as deep as the best poetry. It was an epiphany! At that moment I knew what I wanted to do with my life.”
At 15, Dirk wrote two more songs for another 45, this one under his own name. Both records were on the IKON label in Sacramento. “These two were stinkers too but after what seemed like a real long time, I began writing good songs and realized I’d done it! I had enjoyed myself into a real songwriter poet!”
By the early 70’s, he was playing professionally in nightclubs in the San Joaquin and Central Valleys and in the San Francisco Bay Area. In ’74, he moved to LA where he eventually signed with ABC records thanks to Steely Dan producer Gary Katz who produced his first album, ‘You Can Sing on the Left or Bark on the Right’. Dirk went on to record 3 more major label records, another one for ABC (‘Alias i’) and two for Elektra (‘Meet Me at the Crux’ and ‘Thug of Love’). He toured the country with his band for 5 years receiving good and rave reviews for his records and live performances but somehow never became a huge commercial success.
In the early 80’s, Dirk traded the record business for a seat at ‘The Shamrock’ a bar below a boxing gym in Stockton, California. To this day he says it was ‘the best deal I ever made’. When he ran out of money, he painted walls and guarded sugar as a rent-a-cop at the Holly Sugar plant near Tracy, California. Eventually he became a counselor for emotionally disturbed teenagers and joined a cover band with his buddy Dave Halford. During the following two years he rediscovered his calling as a songwriter, quit his counseling job and began playing solo in coffee houses and clubs with a new band.
In the mid 80’s, Dirk self-released a cassette of original songs called ‘Big at the Blackwater’. The cassette somehow made it’s way to Italy where he was invited by Franco Ratti (president of Appaloosa records and CEO of International Record Distributers in Milan) to make records and tour in Europe.
In the decades that followed, Dirk toured Europe and the US every year, playing solo and with bands, and released 14 more CDs on Appaloosa, Fan Club and Comet Records in Italy, also on CORE (Nashville) and his own Acoustic Rock Records in the US.

Jim Quick and Coastline - Revival

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 57:37 
Size: 132,1 MB 
Label: Stranger Than Fiction,LLC
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Revival - 3:33
 2. Blowin' Me Up - 5:09
 3. The Man I Should Be Now - 4:05
 4. Buzzin' and Swingin' - 4:50
 5. Fool For You - 4:59
 6. Sadie Mae - 2:53
 7. Better Off - 3:53
 8. What You Need - 4:24
 9. Can't Keep Your Love - 3:47
10. Heartbreak Millie - 2:36
11. Curveballs - 3:15
12. So Little, So Soon - 4:31
13. Why - 3:19
14. You and Me Is History - 3:51
15. The Boogeyman - 2:25

Artist or in person, Jim Quick is the kind of guy you genuinely want to call a friend. With the charm only a true Southerner can possess, he brings his talent to the stage with a quick-witted, knee-slapping sense of humor coupled with the clear sincerity of his love for his craft.
“As a child, I was real mischievous. Playin’ pranks and makin’ jokes; doin’ stupid stuff you do as a kid. People would laugh; the more they laughed, the more I’d act a fool! It was like applause for more, more, more. I loved being the center of attention. Still do. Add music and, well, that’s spice to the concoction! That’s how I roll.”
And “roll” he does. Quick’s been touring the Southeast US for more than 20 years, playing nearly 250+ shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest,  "Revival". Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band—a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out—the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer Of The Year Award” – sixteen times.

Mark Wenner & Switchblade - Fugitive

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1984
Time: 36:31 
Size: 84,6 MB 
Label: Whitewall Records
Styles: Blues-Rock/Rockabilly/Harmonica Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Back To The City - 4:06
 2. Too Much - 2:46
 3. Wash My Hands In Muddy Water - 3:43
 4. Sixteen Tons - 4:44
 5. Lonesome Fugitive - 2:52
 6. Highball - 4:46
 7. Love's Gonna Live Here - 4:08
 8. Rip It Up - 2:19
 9. If You Don't Come Back - 4:10
10. So Lonesome I Could Cry - 2:57

Mark Wenner - Vocals, Harmonica;
Ratso, Steuart Smith - Guitars;
Johnny Castle - Bass;
Drums – Giles Cook - Drums;
Johnny Castle, Ratso, Steuart Smith - Vocals [Background] .

Harmonica master, vocalist and founder of The Nighthawks; rebuilder of antique motorcycles. Solo album by Mark Wenner, co-founder of The Nighthawks. This LP was recorded at Wally Claver's Recording Studio in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Album on CD was not released.

Tolo Marton - Tolo Quarantasuonati

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 45:49 
Size: 104,9 MB 
Label: RTI Music
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Easter Sunday In Texas - 4:47
 2. Back To The Roots - 4:19
 3. See The Time - 5:13
 4. I'm Going Down On May Way - 5:17
 5. Make It At The End - 3:35
 6. Moon River - 2:40
 7. Nothin' New Under The Sun - 4:22
 8. Change My Mood - 4:30
 9. Belong To Another Race - 3:38
10. Muddy Last Train - 7:25

He became a musician in 1966. After a brief stint with the italian top selling band "Le Orme", he started his own solo career in 1976.
His music taste ranges from rock blues to classic rock, with an ear for melody and roots american music.
One of Tolo's notable and distinctive playing characteristics is he really does not repeat himself, because his live performances are very different each time.
Improvisation, unpredictable solos and set lists keep audience's attention alive during the whole concert.
He has played in Texas several times and had his overseas highlight when he won the Electric Guitar Festival, a worldwide competition wich was elded by the Jimi Hendrix Family in Seattle in 1998.
He received the First Prize (senior category) from the hands of Al Hendrix himself: the price was an extremely rare prototype of the Woodstock tribute white Strat that Jimi played (handcrafted by the luthers of Fender Custom Shop).
As for his main guitar influences, he quotes Rory Gallagher's early style, Nils Lofgren, Jimi Hendrix and Cream.
Tolo has performed with Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Ian Paice.
He opened several times for B.B.King, Muddy Waters, Blues Brothers, Robben Ford..

Pat MacDonald - Begging Her Graces

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1999
Time: 53:59 
Size: 123,7 MB 
Label: Ulftone
Styles: Rock/Dirty Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Whisky Bottle - 4:22
 2. Just To Talk To You - 4:07
 3. Little Dark Angel - 2:53
 4. Bell Of The Ball - 5:46
 5. Tyranny Of Beauty - 3:35
 6. Silence Is Your Friend - 4:43
 7. Nothing Happened - 4:11
 8. Love Me At A Distance - 4:28
 9. Severine - 4:30
10. Space Kitty Blues - 3:10
11. Jaws Of Life - 6:29
12. Same Ol' Same Ol' / Last Song - 5:38

In the spring of 1997, I was at Miles Copeland’s castle in France with about 30 other songwriters invited for a week of co-writing. Groups were assigned by the castle powers-that-be, and I was set up with this guy John Parish on the first day. He was playing some kind of toy instrument, but the sound – or his way of playing – seriously connected with me. Ahhhhh, he was that John Parish, the one who worked with PJ Harvey. I’d been a big fan – of “Polly” (he called her Polly) and of him as a player. His sound was at the core of hers, and of mine at the time – it played in a loop around my gravitational center. To suddenly be in a room with him for the purpose of writing a song was an unarticulated dream come true. // Cut to Spain, Benecassim ’98. John was there, playing with PJ Harvey. That was the night he offered to produce my album. We booked a couple local gigs (he on drums) so he could learn the tunes. // The studio in Barcelona was class A – in my memory, the engineers wore lab coats (though I doubt they did). Each day, I’d lay down some solo tracks until dinnertime. Before I arrived by train the next day, John had added his multi-instrumental brilliance to the previous day’s work. Some guys in my local band (I was living in Barcelona) sat in on a couple of tunes. A popular Catalon singer sang some backup. Some friends from the states flew over to join us. It was fun – and expensive! Two labels (a Spanish and a German one) split the cost. Some of my best songs got recorded. Begging Her Graces enabled some touring in Europe, but the album was never released in the U.S. Until now. 

Jorg Danielsen - Guess Who's Got The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 42:42 
Size: 98,1 MB 
Label: Wolf Records
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Twice As Blue - 2:43
 2. Sunshine, Sunshine - 2:56
 3. Pour Me Some Whiskey - 4:17
 4. Keep It Straight - 2:27
 5. Whiskey Drinking Woman - 5:37
 6. I Don't Care - 3:17
 7. Monkey Jump - 3:10
 8. All I Need - 3:40
 9. When Will You Be Mine - 3:54
10. Part Time Love - 3:56
11. Same Old Blues - 3:30
12. Bad Boy - 3:10

“Guess Who`s Got The Blues”, Jorg plays on this album with his own band. The whole Wolf Records Team is proud to work together with such a great musician! Jorg is a rising star in the Blues World and his concerts are legendary, we recommend every blues fan to go to a concert of his, at concerts with his band, the Vienna Blues Association and the – now legendary – blues jam sessions he organizes, classics by Albert Collins, Magic Slim and Muddy Waters are given as much as songs of their own accord. Following the release last year of Straight Outta Buenos Aires, Austrian bluesman, Jorg Danielsen, returns with his new album Guess Who s Got The Blues. From the up-tempo boogie of album opener Twice As Blue to the toe-tapping groove of closer Bad Boy, Jorg and his band, the Vienna Blues Association - featuring bassist Walter Walterson and drummer Christoph Karas - deliver 12 delightful tracks that both rock and roll with assured confidence. Highlights include the swinging Sunshine, Sunshine, the swaggering Pour Me Some Whiskey and rollicking, ZZ Top-esque, All I Need. Throughout, Jorg sounds like he is having an absolute blast... A joie de vivre that is inevitably shared by the listener.

вторник, 24 ноября 2020 г.

Terry Quiett Band - Shifting Gears

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2005
Time: 57:27 
Size: 131,8 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Rock/ Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Marie - 3:19
 2. Fast Track - 4:20
 3. Centerline - 2:48
 4. I Am - 3:24
 5. Everything - 3:42
 6. All I Need - 4:25
 7. I Found My Thrills - 3:14
 8. Shifting Gears - 3:56
 9. This Train I'm On - 4:54
10. You Just Might - 3:37
11. Let Me In - 3:24
12. One Small Step - 4:08
13. Lucky Day - 3:34
14. The Horizon - 3:28
15. Long Saturday Night - 5:04

From 6th Street in Austin...to the windy city of Chicago...through the mountains of Colorado...across the deserts of Arizona...jamming down on Beale Street in Memphis...wherever they go the TQB has won over young and old with their energetic and soulful sound. Along the way they have forged a relationship with a couple of Grammy-winning studio masters by the name of Jim Gaines and Blaise Barton. Jim is a veteran of the blues industry revered for his work with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Steve Miller Band, George Thorogood, Luther Allison, Albert Collins and many more. Blaise has contributed to works with Pinetop Perkins, Big Eyes Willie Smith, Michael Burks and Magic Slim. Jim, Blaise and Terry first teamed up on the 2011 release "Just My Luck" (on Lucky Bag Records) taking the Terry Quiett Band sound to an entirely new level. By the end of 2011 it was listed as one of the top 100 played CD's on the Roots Music Report Blues Chart for the year. They joined forces again in the spring of 2012 to record a live CD which was released on July 31, 2012. "A Night at the Orpheum" is getting fantastic reviews from the blues world. They have had a Top 100 Blues album in 2011 and a live album that has made a great mark in the blues world as well. In 2014, Terry and Blaise have created a masterpiece that will show the Delta Roots and an Electric Soulful side of the band.

понедельник, 23 ноября 2020 г.

Frank "Paris Slim" Goldwasser - Bluju

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 61:28 
Size: 141,6 MB 
Label: Delta Groove Productions
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Feels Like Home - 4:26
 2. Back Door Key - 4:18
 3. Twelve Year Old Boy - 4:47
 4. Well, Well, Josephine - 5:59
 5. Melba's Bump - 2:50
 6. I Can't Stand It - 3:10
 7. I'm A Love You - 2:46
 8. Homesick Blues - 3:39
 9. Playing In The Park - 3:49
10. Don't Take Away My Love - 3:47
11. Three Sisters - 5:24
12. Petit A Petit (L'Oiseau Fait Son Nid) - 4:03
13. Bluju - 3:12
14. She's Gone (Bonus Track) - 4:49
15. 55th Street Boogie (Bonus Track) - 4:21

This album from West Coast via Paris blues guitarist Goldwasser has a circuitous history. Originally recorded in 2001, it was finally released -- but only on the German Crosscut label -- in 2003. It was then given a new lease on life in 2007 when co-producer Randy Chortkoff reissued it in a re-sequenced version with fresh graphics and two bonus tracks on his Delta Groove label. The set is a bit of a mishmash too, with different backing musicians bouncing between styles that both pay tribute to classic blues forms and expand the genre's boundaries on world-influenced tracks such as the Afro-beat of "Don't Take Away My Love." Goldwasser tells the story of his professional career in the spoken word intro to the instrumental late-night groove of "Three Sisters," recounting the various artists he has played with and clubs he has worked in, ending with the titular venue. He also touches base on New Orleans second-line funk with "Petit a Petit (L'Oiseau Fait Son Nid)," sung in his native French, and shifts into a stripped-down Jimmy Reed vamp on a cover of Reed's "I'm a Love You." Goldwasser also successfully takes on soul-blues with a Latin, Santana-styled flair on "I Can't Stand It" and hits Peter Green territory on the instrumental "Melba's Bump." He shifts into lowdown swamp mode on "Well, Well, Josephine," one of the disc's most fiery tracks. It is all impeccably played and Goldwasser is certainly a talented guitarist and vocalist. But neither his voice nor tone is distinctive enough to make blues fan's ears perk up when heard in a pack of similarly gifted players. The disc succeeds on its own terms, though, driven by the artist's obvious enthusiasm for the project. Ultimately, there isn't much terribly unique about Bluju, but Goldwasser acquits himself admirably and over the course of the hourlong playing time hits enough high points to please any contemporary blues fan. However, as of 2007, six years after it was first recorded, there hasn't been a follow-up release.

The Barrett Anderson Band - HypnoBoogie

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 70:36 
Size: 161,9 MB 
Label: Whitaker Blues Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mona -  6:27
 2. Good Man -  4:47
 3. Lookin' Good -  4:50
 4. Not Your Baby -  5:35
 5. Emma Lee -  4:53
 6. The Long Fall - 13:38
 7. Grinnin' In Your Face -  7:40
 8. Blind Faith -  4:35
 9. Broken Down -  6:19
10. Gone -  6:37
11. House Party -  5:09

The Barrett Anderson Band announces a September 25 release date for their exciting new live album, HypnoBoogie, on Whitaker Blues Records.  Captured during one show at The Fallout Shelter in Norwood, Massachusetts, on February 1 (by special arrangement with Bill Hurley),  HypnoBoogie packs all the energy and passion of the band's legendary live shows their fans have come to expect on the new disc. The Barrett Anderson Band is Barrett Anderson - vocals and guitar; Charlie Mallet - guitar and vocals; Doug MacLeod - drums; and Jamie "Black Cat Bone" Hatch - bass and vocals. HypnoBoogie features seven blazingly original songs that also allow the band excursions into the outer edges of the blues/roots genre, as well as four scintillating covers of songs from Bo Diddley - "Mona;" Magic Sam - "Lookin' Good;" Son House - "Grinnin' In Your Face;" and The J. Geils Band - "(Ain't Nothin' But a) House Party."
"We brought it," Barrett Anderson says of that special night's recording.  "The Barrett Anderson Band delivered.  We managed to capture the entire album in front of an audience that night - one take of each song - and we played hard.  We boogied.  We moved.  We grooved.  We let it all out, and once it's out, it can't go back in."
"We simply did exactly what we had hoped to," Charlie Mallet chimes in.  "We tuned in, closed our eyes, and played our music the only way we know how - with everything we have."  "This is a live band," Doug MacLeod adds.  "We improvise every night, striving for a feel or a spirit while letting the music guide us there.  We couldn't have captured this in a studio.  This soul, this energy, this vibe is something we all tune in to when we walk on stage."  "HypnoBoogie is a mix of influences," Jamie Hatch summarizes.  "It's not blues, although there are blues influences.  It's not rock, although we've taken plenty of cues from The Rolling Stones."  Intensity, originality, creativity, and passion are at the heart of what The Barrett Anderson Band does, and they've managed to document all this on their powerful new release, HypnoBoogie.

Big Daddy Kinsey and Sons - Can't Let Go

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1990
Time: 41:39 
Size: 96,3 MB 
Label: Blind Pig Records
Styles: Blues/Chicago Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Can't Let Go - 4:34
 2. Going To New York - 3:11
 3. Meanest Woman - 3:18
 4. Kinsey's Mood Too - 2:53
 5. It's Over - 4:03
 6. Dancin' Shoes - 3:07
 7. Do You Need Me Like I Need You? - 3:44
 8. Hard Life - 4:15
 9. I'm A Lover - 4:05
10. Howlin' Wolf - 8:24

When the Kinsey Report signed on to back their father for Can't Let Go, the group was at their peak, so it would have made commercial sense for the boys to move their direction. Fortunately, they went the other way, choosing to stick to Chicago blues. The Kinseys don't play it straight, however, they rock it hard, which energizes Big Daddy and makes Can't Let Go a thoroughly enjoyable collection of hard-rocking contemporary Chicago blues.

JT Coldfire - JT Coldfire Live

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 88:05 
Size: 201,8 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Listen Here (Live) -  4:38
 2. Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Live) -  8:02
 3. Dimples (Live) -  5:26
 4. Big Black Mariah (Live) -  3:55
 5. Don't Lose Your Cool (Live) -  4:09
 6. The Things That I Used to Do (Live) -  5:53
 7. Boogie Chillen (Live) -  5:59
 8. La Grange (Live) -  3:09
 9. Baby Please Don't Go (Live) -  3:07
10. Hoochie Coochie Man (Live) -  6:20
11. Blind (Live) -  5:40
12. Red House (Live) -  9:42
13. Boom Boom (Live) -  3:52
14. Lights Are on but Nobody's Home (Live) -  6:33
15. Third Degree (Live) - 11:34

JT Coldfire plays a combination of roots music equally whiskey-soaked in outlaw country and barroom blues sounding every bit authentic. Coldfire was born in Corpus Christi, Tx to a diverse musical environment that ranged from country, blues,traditional mexican music and southern rock. jT started playing in bars, clubs, and motorcycle rallies by the age of 15 and soon became a staple in the South Texas music community. He relocated to New York City at 20 to further accolades as an authentic Texas act in the nightclubs of Greenwich Villiage. After moving back to Texasto get back to his roots, he put together a new group and hit the road dropping into dancehalls, honky tonks, festivals, and sawdust on the floor blues joints in the south playing 300 days a year. All the while buildaing a reputation as one of the hardest working musicians in Austin, Tx not only winning the 2012 Heart of Texas Blues Challenge but being included into the Songwriters Across Texas wall of fame in 2014. Five Scandinavian tours under his belt, four studio albums, one double live album and two more to be released this summer of 2014 along with another European tour JT is not slowing down. JT passed away in 2015.

Dani Bischoff - Winding Road

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 39:17 
Size: 90,8 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Push - 3:41
 2. Don't Mess With Texas - 3:45
 3. Right Place - 3:38
 4. Love Says - 3:45
 5. Darkness - 5:02
 6. Need to See You - 4:36
 7. Nice to Meet You Again - 3:17
 8. Change - 4:05
 9. Before It Gets Loud - 2:21
10. No More Talking - 3:32
11. Darkness Reprise - 1:31

Blues music is more than a feeling. It carried me through tough times and has never let me down. Sharing great moments along the way has made this music my best friend. It is therefore more than right to say: KEEP THE BLUES ALIVE! dani bischoff -  blues for life

Tom Mason - Under a Mistletoe Sky

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 38:26 
Size: 88,5 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Crazy for Christmas - 4:18
 2. Under a Mistletoe Sky - 4:53
 3. All Covered In Snow - 3:14
 4. Christmas Boogaloo - 3:51
 5. Come on Mr. Claus - 3:01
 6. Little Elvis, King of the Elves - 3:21
 7. Santa's Little Helper - 3:37
 8. Santa Says Keep It Cool - 3:49
 9. Gift-Wrapped Girl - 3:35
10. Christmas in Love - 4:43

Nashvillian Tom Mason splits his time between solo shows and Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, his band of pirates who perform their original sea shanties at folk, tall ships, and pirate festivals around the world. He’s released four CD’s as well as five with the Blue Buccaneers. 

Miguel Montalban - And The Southern Vultures

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 66:09 
Size: 151,6 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Wander - 4:34
 2. Let's Try - 6:01
 3. True Lies (Original Version) - 4:47
 4. Awaken - 3:02
 5. Fell In Love (Remastered Version) - 7:20
 6. Black Sheep - 3:29
 7. Go Off The Rails - 4:27
 8. Baby That's Alright - 6:54
 9. Dancing With The Devil - 2:35
10. Hey Joe (Billy Roberts) - 8:43
11. Wander (Live At Jimi Hendrix's Flat) [bonus track] - 4:36
12. Baby That's Alright (Live At Jimi Hendrix's Flat) [bonus track] - 4:19
13. True Lies (Live At Jimi Hendrix Flat) [bonus track] - 5:15

Montalban is considered “One of the greatest young guitarist around" Zack Wilde, his cover version of “Sultans of Swing” has become viral on YouTube ranting over 20 Million views with Over 60.000 followers on FB and YT. has worked with producers like Kevin Metcalfe (Queen, David Bowie, Duran Duran, White Stripes) for Red Bull Music Studios production and Sony Production with Mike Hedges and Haydn Bendall recording for Vincent Niclo's song ADAGIO, also collaborations with producer Andy Whitmore (14 Top-10 UK Hits Peter Andre and Atomic Kitten, Elton John and Terence Trent D’Arby). In 2015 Launched his 1st edition of  instrumental rock albums “Inspirations Vol1 and Vol2” sold more than 20.000 copies since their release. Miguel represents in London The International Busking Day and took him to meet Mark Knopfler who post later “" This guy is totally Excellent... he has that "Sultan's ear" and uses his talent to be an even better Dire Solder... " Official post by Dire Straits. Miguel got recognition and got sponsored by Gibson Guitars, Olympus Custom Guitars in Australia, Carlino Guitars in USA and Grover Allman in Australia exclusively achieving the production of his own prototype signature custom guitar.
In Paris opened the International Motor Show representing Renault, In London was Introduced to stage by Rod Stewart by a video message from his satellite house in LA presenting: ”Miguel Montalban one of the finest young buskers in London" at Cancer Trust Concert at The Victoria And Albert Museum a 1000 capacity for the rock and roll elite in front ofAlice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Tom Jones, also sharing stage with Chris Farlowe and Mike D'Abo. In 2017 Launched his own album "Guitar Juicebox",  reaching over 250.000 views and great reviews from his own single "THE HOUSE” in 2018 Launched his Live Concert album "LIVE AND LOUD VIENNA" achieving worldwide recognition  as composer with his blues single "LAST CHANCE" and “Sloe Gin”. Today is presenting his Driving Guitars Rock N’ Blues NEW Album "AND THE SOUTHERN VULTURES" combining his unique guitar tone and style alongside a great musicians that includes Dionisio Perrez-Mavrogenis on the bass, Jerry Sadowski, Mariel Camara on drums and Titi Damasso on the rhythm guitar. The band has been headlining “Giants Of Rock” and “The greatest British Rock & Blues” Festivals in the UK We're expecting a new album to be launch in April 2020.

Kelley Hunt - Inspiration

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 57:30 
Size: 132,0 MB 
Label: 88 Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Inspiration - 5:31
 2. Stronger Wings - 7:37
 3. Treat Me Right - 7:01
 4. Back in the Saddle - 5:17
 5. Queen of the 88's - 9:20
 6. Forgive and Foget - 4:56
 7. Just Like Oxygen - 5:36
 8. Natural Thing - 8:05
 9. Love Never Dies - 4:02

This collection of 9 live original tracks features the stunning ballad Stronger Wings, fan favorite Queen of the 88s and Love Never Dies from a live broadcast of the celebrated radio show A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Joining Hunt on these live dates are Hammond B3 allstar Mike Finnigan, guitarist Miles Joseph (Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Joe Sample, Luther Allison, Albert King, Natalie Cole), drummer Bobby Lloyd Hicks (Dave Alvin, Steve Forbert, The Skeletons, The Morells), and tenor sax player Lon Price (Professor Longhair, Joan Armatrading, Bonnie Raitt, Manhattan Transfer, Patti Labelle, John Mayall, Aaron Neville, Rod Stewart).[http://www.amazon.com].
Kelley Hunt is an American blues pianist, singer, and songwriter. Her 2004 album, New Shade of Blue, peaked at number 9 in the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart.In 2006, Hunt was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. Her most recent album and sixth to date, The Beautiful Bones, was released on 88 Records in May 2014. She is based in Lawrence, Kansas.She was born Kelley Wade in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, and was initially musically inspired by her mother's jazz and blues styled singing. She attended Lowther Junior High School in Emporia, Kansas, in 1970/71, and the University of Kansas in 1977. Hunt's own musical influences came from a diverse range, including the work of Ruth Brown, Ann Peebles, Wanda Jackson, Jay McShann and Mary Lou Williams amongst others.Her self-titled debut album, which was released in 1995, featured the bassist Reggie McBride and saxophonist Wilton Felder. In 1998, Hunt's song "If I Don't Dance" from her debut album, was used in the film, Dance with Me. The album Inspiration, followed in October 2000. Her 2004 album, New Shade of Blue, which was produced by Garth Fundis and Gary Nicholson, peaked at number 9 in the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart. Her fourth album, Mercy was issued in 2009, and the Star Tribune noted "Surprises don't often crop up on the well-trodden blues circuit. This Kansan is a full-blown phenomenon: powerhouse singer, hardboogieing pianist, polished songwriter…"In 2011, Gravity Loves You was released which included twelve new songs. As well as her own tracks, several were co-written with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. The St. Louis Beacon stated "Hunt's songwriting shines on powerful, moving compositions like 'Deep Old Love', 'This Fall', 'In the End' and the title cut. And she proves she can shine on the keyboard as well - with dynamic inspired playing throughout". She also released the single "Heartland", with Hunt on piano and vocals, plus the mandolin player Sam Bush.Hunt made her debut as an actress in Bunker Hill (2008), where she also contributed music to the film's soundtrack.She has variously performed at the Omaha Blues, Jazz, & Gospel Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival (2013), Memphis in May, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and Thursday at the Square. In addition, she has appeared six times on A Prairie Home Companion.Hunt's sixth album, The Beautiful Bones, was released in May 2014.

Nightcats - Got Blues If You Want It!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 62:18 
Size: 144,9 MB 
Label: Last Buzz
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues/Harmonica Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Then the Blues Got Me - 3:16
 2. My Back Scratcher - 3:39
 3. Crazy Mixed Up World - 3:28
 4. I'm Afraid (She's Gonna Do It Again) - 4:01
 5. Money Tree - 3:51
 6. Soul Survivor - 2:59
 7. My Heart Beats Heavy - 3:28
 8. Blue Midnight - 4:05
 9. Midnight Caller - 4:00
10. Evil Man - 3:45
11. If You Got to Love Somebody - 4:16
12. Up the Line - 3:17
13. Jumpin' Bad - 2:17
14. You Were Wrong - 3:04
15. Hello My Darling - 2:18
16. Straighten Up Baby - 3:29
17. Got Love If You Want It - 3:29
18. You're Gonna Make Me Cry - 3:29
The debut album of a defunct Swedish band led by Mr. Bo. Then we recorded another album "Tune In The Blues!" (1995).

Iron Mike Norton - Swamp Stomp

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 40:26 
Size: 92,7 MB 
Label: GFO Records
Styles: Electric Blues/Blues Rock/Southern Rock/Indie Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Killer Bee - 3:25
 2. Mamie - 3:11
 3. Got'Dem Moves - 2:42
 4. Miss Brown - 2:52
 5. Shake My Tree - 3:02
 6. Kingdom Come - 3:59
 7. Black Tooth Grin - 1:50
 8. Dead Man's Stomp - 2:55
 9. Keep Walkin' - 2:37
10. Higher Ground - 3:06
11. Get Close - 3:02
12. Come To Me - 3:59
13. Rainmaker - 3:38

Swamp Stomp is the 2017 compilation LP from slide guitarist, Iron Mike Norton, and released on GFO Records. Three of the 13 tracks were previously unreleased nationally; Mamie, Dead Man's Stomp and Rainmaker. The remaining 10 songs are digitally remastered and originated on each of Iron Mike's three previous international releases.

Kai Strauss - In My Prime

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 54:36 
Size: 125,4 MB 
Label: Continental Record Services
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Going to London - 6:06
 2. In My Prime - 4:45
 3. Guest In The House Of The Blues - 4:35
 4. Keep Your Happy Home - 5:29
 5. You're Killing My Love - 4:16
 6. Down On Bended Knee - 5:31
 7. World Crisis Blues - 3:50
 8. Betting My Life On The Blues - 4:04
 9. Put That Bottle Down - 5:14
10. A Day Late And A Dollar Short - 4:22
11. Wait A Minute Baby - 6:19

Kai Strauss has been a well-known name among European Blues lovers since the early nineties. Now, at the age of 50, the guitar player and singer releases his sixth album on the Dutch CRS label – aptly titled “In My Prime”. Strauss is an experienced musician with a signature, grown up from the respect for his idols. He knows them, the pioneers: Guitar Slim, Luther Tucker, all three Kings, Otis Rush and Magic Sam. You can’t pin him on anyone, and yet they all live through his playing. Today Kai himself is a well-respected figure among guitar fans worldwide.
On “In My Prime”, a first-class band lights a fire of 70ies funky blues influences underneath Kai, and his featuring a horn section built around US saxophone virtuoso Sax Gordon is another example of his international importance. New original songs like “Going To London” or “In My Prime” speak to his ability to walk traditional paths in a creative manner.
Strauss understands that the music should always tell a story. Heartfelt vocals and plenty of tasteful guitar playing with punches of feelings and emotions shine through these 11 tracks about personal experiences (“Guest In The House Of The Blues”), current topics (“World Crisis Blues”) and also the dark side of life (“Put That Bottle Down”). Maybe he is, as he says, in his prime with this album. But “In My Prime” is definitely not simply a repetition of his previous work, but evidence of his musical and personal growth that will keep him as a meaningful and exciting blues artist in the future. 

The Eric Jerardi Band - Had Enough

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 44:05 
Size: 101,1 MB 
Label: Niche Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Had Enough - 4:08
 2. Fate - 3:58
 3. Tomorrow - 5:02
 4. Tortured Soul - 4:22
 5. Sweet Thing - 4:04
 6. Pain - 4:52
 7. G-Thing - 3:07
 8. Glimpse Beyound Reality - 4:13
 9. Honest I Do - 3:13
10. Always Something - 3:27
11. Warning - 3:36

Although he does not have much of a singing voice, Eric Jerardi is a fine rock guitarist whose flexible style reaches from electric blues to borderline fusion. On the trio set Had Enough, the focus is completely on Jarardi, who is not only the lead voice and main soloist throughout but who also contributed ten of the 11 songs (all but Jimmy Reed's "Honest I Do"). Although none of the individual songs are that memorable, the guitar solos are consistently strong and overall this is an impressive debut for Jerardi.

The BluesBones - Live on Stage

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 71:45 
Size: 164,4 MB 
Label: Naked 
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Find My Way Out -  4:06
 2. The End -  7:51
 3. Demon Blues -  4:29
 4. Going Down -  5:48
 5. A Better Life -  3:38
 6. The Witchdoctor -  7:46
 7. Betrayal -  4:35
 8. Sealed Souls -  7:07
 9. Romance for Rent -  4:38
10. Cruisin' -  5:00
11. Psycho Mind -  5:27
12. Whiskey Drinking Woman - 11:14

Nearly every blues artist I’ve spoken to has said some of their best audiences are in Europe. It seems that Europeans appreciate the art form, and the artists, to a degree above that in the US. Now Belgian blues/rock band The BluesBones are sharing a bit of what they sound like in person with their new album, Live On Stage.
The 5-piece BluesBones have been rocking the houses of Europe for sometime, and most recently with their 2018 release Chasing Shadows have been garnering wagon loads of American fans. Riding the success of that studio album, BluesBones decided that a live album would be in order.Live On Stage fires off with “Find My Way Out,” a blues rocker with the muscular vocals of Nico De Cock at the forefront. Edwin Risbourg on Hammond B3 and Stef Paglia on guitar both have solos but for much of the song are playing simultaneously providing a stunning lead sound. Bassist Geert Boeckx and drummer Jens Roelandt keep a powerful beat that shakes the room. 
The BluesBones slather on a thick layer of funk to “The End,” and “The Witchdoctor,” and create a haunting New Orleans vibe on “Demon Blues.” Far from being a one trick pony, the band can shift from the Delta influenced slide of “Going Down,” to the pounding shuffle of “Better Life,” at the drop of a guitar pick.
In the center of Live On Stage, we’re treated to a pair of slow blues numbers which allow the audience to catch its collective breath. “Betrayal,” and “Sealed Souls” mesh into one another perfectly. These all original compositions are filled with evocative lyrics that take us to the truly dark side of the blues.
“Romance For Rent” picks things back up nicely before the band shifts into high gear with “Cruisin’.” Nearly a “triple-shuffle” “Cruisin'” is an all-out ass kicker about what else but “cruisin’ with my baby down the road” almost. It’s fun and twisted, and the B3 solo from Risbourg hearkens to the golden days of Mark Stein and Jon Lord. Anyone dropping a needle on rock and roll in the 60s will recognize it immediately.
“Psycho Mind” has a funky rock feel over a solid blues/rock base and leads us into the album closer, “Whiskey Drinking Woman.” For nearly 3 minutes of the 11 minute closing song, we are treated to just Paglia’s guitar and De Cock’s vocals and, of course, the audience clapping the beat and shouting out their approval. Obviously a crowd favorite, even through the speakers here in the US I can feel the rising energy in the room there. Paglia does something very cool during a later solo by switching the tone on his guitar making it sound as if he’s battling himself. It’s a nice touch that falls to nearly a dead stop, then eases out of the song with some very traditional blues licks.
Some artists are best known for their live albums. Live From Cook County Jail, At San Quentin, and Frampton Comes Alive are just a few examples of live albums that stirred their respective generations. Live On Stage from The BluesBones, which drops world-wide on November 20th via NAKED Records, marks the second time the Belgian band has brought their A game to the US. If it’s your first experience with them, then they will surely get you hooked too.

Pete Gage - Sweet Hearted Woman

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 57:31 
Size: 132,0 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Greenfields - 4:58
 2. Sweet Hearted Woman - 5:03
 3. Rollin' Along - 4:45
 4. I'll Be the Water - 5:19
 5. Must Be Heaven - 4:24
 6. I Found Love - 4:43
 7. As If to Fly - 4:21
 8. Love Is Not a Plaything - 3:55
 9. I Never Knew About You - 4:00
10. This Human Race - 4:18
11. Bend the Rules to Suit Your Soul - 6:44
12. Lament - 4:54

Blues piano, guitar and harmonica.
Worked as vocalist with the Jet Harris Band in the 60's, various blues/soul bands after that, then Dr Feelgood's vocalist from 1995 to 1999, then from 2000 til the present time, I have continued to work with my own band, The Pete Gage Band and the Pete Gage Blues Trio (piano/bass/guitar).

Shawn Pittman and Jay Moeller - Straight Blues From Crooked Fools

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 40:41 
Size: 93,4 MB 
Label: 2517164 Records DK
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rattlesnakes - 2:03
 2. Everybody Wants to Know - 4:02
 3. Smarten Up Baby - 3:29
 4. The Set Up - 3:35
 5. Can't Get Along with You - 2:59
 6. It Don't Take Too Much - 3:41
 7. Hit the Road Jack - 1:02
 8. Dangerous Woman - 3:05
 9. Stroll Out West - 3:31
10. Blue Diamond - 1:15
11. Talk Didn't Do No Good - 2:38
12. Things You Stole - 2:40
13. Forget About You - 2:05
14. Woman Don't Lie - 4:27

Shawn Pittman and Jay Moeller’s friendship stretches back more than two decades. While still in his teens, Pittman moved from Norman, Oklahoma to Texas, to immerse himself in the thriving blues scene in Dallas, where he would work with Sam Myers, Hash Brown, Mike Morgan, and others. Around 1995, Paul Size (The Red Devils) introduced him to Moeller, a native of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Pittman recalls the first time he heard Jay, at Schooner’s, in Dallas: “Jay throws down a shuffle in a way that spoils you. I had never heard anyone play with that intensity and power. It dang near scared the heck out of me!” The two formed a band in which they played together briefly before Jay moved to Austin. Moeller recalls, “We hit it off well. We’ve spent some of the funniest, and worst, moments in life together. We’re brothers in that! Shawn’s great. He’s way more real and convincing than most folks.” Johnny, who also appears on Everybody Wants to Know, is the other Moeller brother. Pittman met him on the day he arrived in Austin. “I showed up on his doorstep about 7 a.m., and he was just as nice to me then as he is now. We have had some great adventures! I love Johnny’s guitar playing – his tone, timing, and chordal knowledge separate him from most players. He and Jay have been doing this, and doing it well, since they were kids.”  In the years following those early days, Jay has performed or recorded with seemingly every musician in Austin and many from elsewhere, including Lou Ann Barton, Lazy Lester, Charlie Crockett, and Gary Clark Jr., in addition to his work in The Moeller Brothers, and was a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds for roughly a decade (approximately 2005-2015). Pittman, who has worked with Susan Tedeschi and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section Double Trouble, has recorded 11 acclaimed solo albums, most recently Backslidin’ Again in 2015. Shawn and Jay have continued to play together off and on, in live performances and on recordings, most visibly on the Shawn Pittman – Moeller Brothers collaboration, Triple Troubles, released in 2010. In many respects, then, Everybody Wants to Know is the latest in a long and fruitful working relationship between two friends. In other meaningful ways, however, Everybody Wants to Know is a new beginning for both men. Pittman’s career has been marked by several self-imposed breaks from the music business. During the most recent, which lasted about five years, he returned to Oklahoma, completed a degree, and found through experience that he isn’t well-suited for a career in long-distance trucking, customer service, or IT. His heart is in making music, and he determined to get back to it in 2017. Moeller was taking steps to begin a career as a front man, by writing, singing, and recording an album of originals, when Shawn contacted him to let him know he was ready to play again. Jay had also been working on some cover tunes, so splitting the vocals on a new record seemed like a good idea to both men. Johnny was enlisted to add a second guitar, and the project moved forward. Recording took place in Austin’s Alnico Studio, with owner Nico Leophonte (a former Pittman bandmate) at the controls. Shawn says, “The session was easy. When we were finally all there in the studio, I kept thinking how grateful I was to be playing with these fellas. I felt like I had gotten out of prison or something!” Jay: “We wanted to make a somewhat straight-up blues record. We can play that and be us. Shawn and I have great chemistry. It sparked right back up. Add Johnny, with whom we have the same thing, and POW!” “Somewhat straight-up” is an apt description of the music, which ranges from crisp shuffles to rumbas, funk, R&B, and apocalyptically heavy grooves. Moeller makes a convincing debut at the microphone, applying his fervent, edgy vocals to his own imaginative, gritty “Things You Stole,” and to songs from Juke Boy Bonner, Junior Parker, and J.B. Lenoir. Pittman taps Frankie Lee Sims, Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson, and his own frequent collaborators, Bracken Hale and Lewis Dickson, to present an authentic but certainly stylized take on Texas and Louisiana blues and rock and roll. Anyone who has heard Triple Troubles will have an idea of what to expect: raw blues, informed by tradition but subject to sonic explorations, performed with telepathically tight interplay and barely-contained wildness. Several instrumentals, ranging from the familiar to the unpredictable, really demonstrate this aspect of the Pittman-Moeller collaboration. Everybody Wants to Know makes a bold statement, and announces that Jay Moeller and Shawn Pittman belong in the first rank of contemporary blues artists. TOM HYSLOP Contributing Editor, Blues Music Magazine/ 

суббота, 21 ноября 2020 г.

Mark Hummel (with Sue Foley Band & Charles Brown) - Up And Jumpin'

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1989
Time: 43:40 
Size: 101,0 MB 
Label: Rockinitis Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Rock Mr. Blues - 3:39
 2. Look What You Done - 3:18
 3. How Long I Have To Wait - 4:34
 4. Rockintis - 3:55
 5. Jump With You Baby - 2:38
 6. Honey, Don't Let Me Go - 3:33
 7. Don't Need Another Heartache - 5:12
 8. Summertime - 4:41
 9. Go On Fool - 3:05
10. Those Lonely, Lonely Nights - 2:40
11. Up And Jumpin Thang - 3:58
12. When I'm Not With You - 2:21

Harmonica player, songwriter and singer Mark Hummel is a practitioner of the West Coast blues style, which typically includes elements of jazz and swing. A seasoned bandleader, Hummel is finally beginning to achieve wider recognition through nearly constant touring. Hummel was born in New Haven, Connecticut but raised in Los Angeles, California. He became fascinated with the blues-rock of Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Rolling Stones. After seeing songwriter credits on the albums, he began to dig further back into those bands' blues roots. He began playing harmonica in his teens in order to be different from the huge pack of guitar players in his high school. Hummel studied the styles of the Chicago-based players, including James Cotton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Walter "Shakey" Horton and Little Walter Jacobs. Hummel moved to Berkeley, California in 1972 and played with local bluesmen there, including Boogie Jake, Cool Papa, Johnny Waters and Sonny Lane. After graduating high school, he hitchhiked around the country for three years, making stops in New Orleans, Boston and Chicago to learn from those cities' top players... Hummel has released a number of self-produced albums around his Oakland, California home, including... Up & Jumpin' (with Canadian guitarist Sue Foley, 1989-90), and Hard Lovin' (1992, Double Trouble Records)... Considered one of the top harmonica players in the U.S., Hummel has also judged and played in the Hohner Harmonica World Championships, held in Germany/ 

Johnny Moeller (feat.Paul "The Kid" Size) - Return Of The Funky Worm

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1996
Time: 40:36 
Size: 93,7 MB 
Label: Dallas Blues Society Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Sweet Sugar You - 3:42
 2. Return Of The Funky Worm - 2:32
 3. I Stand Accused - 4:34
 4. Dallas - 2:44
 5. Watch My, 32 - 2:38
 6. Nate's Song - 3:59
 7. Stand Up - 4:38
 8. Hop On - 2:37
 9. My Back Scratcher - 2:38
10. Hot Potatoes - 3:02
11. Three Day Binge - 4:40
12. Right Now - 2:46

By the time guitarist Johnny Moeller had joined The Fabulous Thunderbirds in mid 2007 he had recorded, played, or toured North America, and Europe with artists like Darrell Nulisch, Lou Ann Barton, Mike Barfield, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Primich, and Guy Forsyth. The Austin Chronicle has said that "Johnny (Moeller), nobody can burn like that kid. He's got the heart like Stevie had, about the only one I've seen with that kind of heart. Johnny's so quiet and bashful, just a sweet kid and sometimes those kids get overlooked." Guitarist Johnny Mueller grew up in the Forth Worth area, and has played with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Allman Brothers, Ronnie Earl, and both Doyle Bramhalls. "Return Of The Funky Worm" is an "off-the-cuff" album built around in-studio jams and produced by the Dallas Blues Society. It's a good album of soul, jazz, funk, and rock & roll with 12 bouncing, rocking cuts. Six of the twelve tracks clock in at under three minutes, but the quality is great. Both Johnny and Paul deliver the soul/funk/blues goods, with great vocals from Rhett Frazier.

JeConte - Down By the Bayou

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 38:54 
Size: 89,3 MB 
Label: Red Parlor Кусщквы
Styles:  Blues/Blues Rock/New Orleans Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Down By the Bayou (feat. Anders Osborne) - 4:37
 2. Evermore - 4:19
 3. Mother Africa - 3:05
 4. Stuck in the Mud - 5:37
 5. Is What It Is - 3:08
 6. Everything - 5:06
 7. Little Christina - 4:21
 8. Cellophone - 3:36
 9. Promised Land - 5:01

An atmospheric title, such as California-based JeConte’s Down on the Bayou, conjures up mental and musical images. Swamps, alligators, voodoo charms, Zydeco, and horn-based blues are but a few. One might think the accordion to be the instrument of choice on their newest album, but it takes a back seat to JeConte’s expertly-played harmonica and guitar. This band’s music is reminiscent of Blues Traveler and the slide/acoustic side of Eric Clapton. Even JeConte’s vocals have the contemplative tone of “Slowhand” in his later years. Although they might not be quite that powerful, they’re poignant and expressive in each of his nine swamp-influenced songs. All of them were either written or co-written by JeConte and his bandmates.
This evocative ensemble consists of its titular lead singer on vocals, harmonica and guitar; Anders Osborne on vocals, lead/acoustic/slide guitar, and keyboards; Wall Ingram on drums and percussion; Matty Cohen on vocals and lead/acoustic guitar; Chris Haugen on vocals and lead/acoustic/slide guitar; Carl Dufrene on bass; Dre Michot on violin and accordion; and Daniel Horstmann on additional percussion in “Down by the Bayou”. The CD contains a balanced mixture of pure harmonica and New Orleans blues, along with mellower ballads such as “Little Christina”, “Cellophane” and “Promised Land”. These three critiqued below are of the former category and will get crowds on their feet, especially in bars or at outdoor festivals. 
Track 01: “Down By the Bayou” – Number one is, in this reviewer’s humble opinion, number one on the entire album: the best. It’s a tambourine-shaking, ruckus-making, foot-stomping good time. According to the back of the CD cover, this track is “featuring Anders Osborne”, and indeed, his superb slide guitar skills will drive listeners hog-wild with glee. Also of note is Dre Michot on violin, an understated treat that gives this tune a true New Orleans touch.
Track 02: “Evermore” – After that glide down the waters of the bayou, it’s time for electric blues rock. “Evermore” is full of grit and growling riffs on the intro, and JeConte takes a commanding lead on harmonica. Its in-your-face lyrics describe a lost soul who “fought the demons and dragons within” to achieve redemption. In the middle of the song, there’s a method to the madness: it’s meant to sound like an instrumental hurricane. “Evermore” may not be church music, but it’s darkly inspiring.
Track 06: “Everything” – In its highest form, love is all-encompassing, and each partner in a romantic relationship considers the other to be his or her “Everything”. In this brisk boogie-woogie, all of the band members play full-blast, especially Michot on accordion, JeConte himself on harp, and Carl Dufrene on a bass backbeat that keeps him bee-busy. Baby boomers will be able to do the Twist, while younger people watch and learn the moves or jump around instead.
JeConte’s professional musicianship will make blues rock fans yearn to go Down on the Bayou!

пятница, 20 ноября 2020 г.

Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers - 20th Anniversary Concert 1994-2014

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2014
Time: 79:28 
Size: 182,2 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock 
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Tell Me Something I Don't Know (Live) - 6:14
 2. Crazy Horse (Live) - 7:17
 3. Rule the World (Live) - 8:17
 4. Natch'l Fax (Live) - 5:07
 5. Adam & Eve (Live) - 8:28
 6. Jungle (Live) - 8:36
 7. One Ticket, One Ride (Live) - 7:04
 8. Magic Belt (Live) - 8:39
 9. Help Yourself (Live) - 6:31
10. Living in Fear (Live) - 7:06
11. Be Careful What You Wish For (Live) [Bonus Track] - 6:03

Fantastic 20th Anniversary live concert recorded at The GH venue in Melbourne, Australia March 2014. Geoff & The Souldiggers perform a smoking set of some of their best loved songs spanning two decades of inspired, instinctive music making. 
“… this is an exemplary live record - the sound is spot on and the video footage is crystal clear; this isn’t a cut-rate exercise, this is pro all the way.” Samuel J fell Rhythms Magazine

Harmonica Shah and Howard Glazer - Ain't Gonna Worry About Tomorrow

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 64:33 
Size: 148,0 MB 
Label: Electro-Fi Records
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Reality Blues (I'm Too Old to Be Your Man) - 3:14
 2. My Bottle is My Bank Account - 4:16
 3. Pretty Girl, Pretty Girl - 4:22
 4. When My Wife Comes Home - 4:34
 5. Dirty Bastard Blues - 4:39
 6. Somebody Loan Me a Dime - 7:05
 7. (I Just Wanna Be) Your Floormat - 4:41
 8. Please Respect Me - 6:48
 9. She Penetrates My Mind - 6:00
10. Who's Been Talking? - 3:42
11. So Many Roads - 6:02
12. First Train South - 2:41
13. Ain't Gonna Worry About Tomorrow - 6:24

Ain't Gonna Worry About Tomorrow is the long awaited reunion recording from the award winning Detroit Blues duo of Harmonica Shah and guitarist Howard Glazer. Recorded this past January in Detroit and featuring a great line up of the Motor City's finest players including percussion ace Skeeto Valdez. 13 Deep Blues tracks, the majority of them original, showcase the unique talents of Harmonica Shah and Howard Glazer at the peak of their respective and combined powers, together again on disc for the first time in 18 years. This is a reunion party that Blues music lovers worldwide will not want to miss! 'Authentic, hardcore blues of the first degree' Blues & Rhythm U. K. 

Steven Taylor - Moving On

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2019
Time: 36:41 
Size: 85,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Jumpy River - 2:32
 2. Over-Controlled - 3:30
 3. My Babe - 1:52
 4. Moving On - 3:12
 5. No One to Blame - 3:42
 6. I'm a Mess - 6:40
 7. Easy to Love - 2:30
 8. Please Don't Lie to Me - 3:59
 9. Feel So Bad - 4:47
10. Wake Me Up - 3:53

"Born in Flowood Mississippi I was instilled into Blues Music trough my step father Kim Wilson early on he inspired me to pursue my dream of being a musician!" ~ https://open.spotify.com/artist/5xMKOz3dwfoBW6v2wFjA61

Steven Taylor - Existential Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2020
Time: 46:03 
Size: 106,6 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. She's a Dime - 2:59
 2. Midnight Hour - 3:56
 3. Worlds Crashing Into Me - 3:11
 4. Fight for What's Right (feat. Kim Wilson) - 5:08
 5. Ride the Wave - 4:37
 6. Easy Baby - 4:18
 7. Saturday Nights Show - 3:28
 8. There for Me - 2:56
 9. Don't Wanna Cry Anymore - 5:02
10. You're a Masterpiece - 3:30
11. Going Home - 4:10
12. Funked Vibe - 2:43

"Music has always been a part of my life. My biggest influences include Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, BB King, and my step father Kim Wilson."