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пятница, 16 апреля 2021 г.

Hangin' Judge - Rising Mountains

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 38:35 
Size: 88,4 MB 
Label: XL Bass
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mr. Highway Man - 4:07
 2. Taildragger - 4:21
 3. Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You - 4:55
 4. Devil Woman - 6:56
 5. No Fighting - 6:08
 6. Double Trouble - 8:20
 7. Baby I Love You - 3:45

Hangin 'Judge is a blues band. Four friends kickin' it for fun. The Red Devils and The Fabulous Thunderbirds are their main sources of inspiration. Not much else to say about it .... Just some steady blues with Nick on the drums, Pieter on the bass, Wouter on the guitar and Berry does the vocals and harmonica. 

четверг, 15 апреля 2021 г.

Scott Palmer - Ruckus

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 36:37 
Size: 85,0 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. In The Pocket - 2:22
 2. Percolate - 2:25
 3. All In Stride - 4:18
 4. The Someday Blues - 4:05
 5. Tough Scuffle - 3:31
 6. Bustin' at The Seams - 2:51
 7. Devil May Care - 2:50
 8. Good Ol' Boy - 3:19
 9. The Whole Darn Thing - 2:07
10. Look Away - 3:30
11. Leave It to Me - 2:49
12. Spit In Your Eye - 2:25

Gritty original lyrics are the centerpiece to this album recorded in southern Illinois, near the Kentucky boarder. This album is chalked full of passion and fire. Recorded in just eleven days, a group of approximately a dozen gifted musicians bring a heart-wrenching intensity to the performance and delivery of these twelve songs; so much so that the listener is hard-pressed not to feel the sincerity and truth that runs throughout this songwriter's poignant depictions. Lead instruments range from stellar acoustic and electric guitar work, to outstanding harmonica and trumpet performances. The percussion throughout the disc is creative and inventive with a steadiness that creates a perfect foundation for this project to build upon. This recording possesses an almost live feel and dynamic, while maintaining a tightness only found when skilled musicians are completely immersed in their creative process. Definitely a rare gem that any music lover will be glad to have stumbled across. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. 

Bobby Radcliff - Early In The Morning

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1985
Time: 35:49 
Size: 82,9 MB 
Label: A-Okay Records
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front+Back 

Tracks Listing:
 1. UH! - 4:20
 2. You Belong To Me - 2:53
 3. Woke Up Screamin' - 2:49
 4. 21 Days In Jail - 2:44
 5. Early In The Morning - 5:33
 6. Sweet Love - 2:45
 7. Don't You Leave Me Baby - 2:47
 8. Just A Stranger - 3:28
 9. Goin' Away Baby - 3:04
10. You Win - 5:26

Guitar, Vocals, Producer – Bobby Radcliff
Bass – Brian Miller, David Hofstra, Oren Bloedow
Drums – Bobby Previte
Piano – Wayne Horvitz
Baritone Saxophone – Dave Sewelson
Tenor Saxophone – Philip Johnston

Bobby Radcliff began playing guitar at the age of 12 in Chevy Chase Maryland, after hearing the legendary Magic Sam perform live at the 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival. Bobby was so inspired by Magic Sam’s performance that he took it upon himself to venture off to Chicago to meet his newfound guitar idol. Bobby found Magic Sam in Cook County Hospital after Sam had suffered a major heart attack. After Sam recovered, he invited Bobby back to his home at 1615 South Harding Street, in the heart of Chicago’s West Side, where he and his family resided. Sam introduced Bobby to the West Side Chicago Blues scene at such venues as The Alex Club and the L & A Lounge.
Bobby spent the first half of the 1970’s performing in Washington DC with his own band. Members of his band included many of the great Washington DC players; Steve Shaw, Victor Spano, Dave Walker, Dick Heintze, Robbie Magruder and Danny Gatton. Bobby recorded his first 45 RPM single in 1974 on the Aladin Label.
In 1977, Bobby moved to New York City and became one of the house musicians at the Lone Star Café working with Kinky Friedman, Bernard Purdie, and the original Blues Brothers, featuring John Belushi and Roomful Of Blues. In 1984, Bobby recorded “Early In the Morning”, his first 33 RPM album.
In 1988, Bobby signed with Black Top Records, of which he recorded five albums; “Dresses Too Short”, “Universal Blues”, “There’s A Cold Grave In Your Way”, “Live At The Rynborn” and “Live At Tipitina’s”.
In 2005, Bobby recorded “Natural Ball” with producer Bill Bowman on the Rollo Label.
Bobby currently resides in New York City and has released his latest album, “Freaking Me Out!” (Krellno Records 2011).
Source : http://bobbyradcliffblues.com/bio

The Juke Joints - Tin House

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 46:06 
Size: 107,7 MB 
Label: Black Cat Records
Styles: Rockin Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Betty Lee - 2:34
 2. I'm Working on It - 2:58
 3. Long Long Dirty Trail - 2:50
 4. Please Come Home - 2:54
 5. Jealous Man - 3:51
 6. What In The World - 7:38
 7. Polk Salad Anne - 4:47
 8. Sneakin Sally - 3:12
 9. Black Cat - 3:12
10. Movin Up On Class - 4:10
11. Blind Willie's Boogie - 2:04
12. Don't Mess with The Voodoo - 3:19
13. Tin House Boogie - 2:30

The Tin House is a real juke joint just a few miles outside Greenville Mississippi, where they have live blues on most sunday afternoons.

Cooper Terry (featuring The Nite Life) - Long Time Gone: Tribute to The Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1992
Time: 62:15 
Size: 143,5 MB 
Label: Blues Encore
Styles: Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Is L.A. Burning - 2:57
 2. Tribute To Willie Dixon - 5:09
 3. My Daddy - 2:57
 4. Mafia Blues - 3:27
 5. Don't Mess With My Cookie - 2:41
 6. Crossroads - 6:37
 7. Kinda Like Wolf - 6:02
 8. Hiv Blues - 3:59
 9. Milano Bound - 2:27
10. It's Stinky - 3:14
11. Goin To Rio - 5:46
12. 32-20 - 2:38
13. I'm Evil - 3:35
14. Ain't No Justice - 3:06
15. Raggety And Dirty - 4:31
16. African Soup Bone - 3:00

Cooper was born in San Antonio but he grew up in San Francisco, where he started performing with musicians from the folk blues circuit such as John Lee Hooker and Sonny Terry. In 1972 he moved to Milan, where he recorded his first album, What I Think About America. Over the course of the 1970s, Cooper played a significant role in establishing the Italian blues scene, performing with artists such as Fabio Treves, Franco Cerri, Ronnie Jones (singer) and Carey Bell. In 1980 Cooper married vocalist Aida Castignola. Together they recorded the album Feelin' Good (1983). In 1991 Cooper formed the Nite Life Band with Lillo Rogati (bass), Marco Limido (guitar) and Davide Ravioli (drums). Together they recorded two albums, Stormy Desert (1991) and Tribute to the Blues (1992).Cooper returned to San Francisco in 1993 where he died following a short illness.

Bobby Radcliff - There's A Cold Grave In Your Way

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1994
Time: 51:33 
Size: 118,1 MB 
Label: Black Top Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. There's a Cold Grave in Your Way - 3:42
 2. Baby, Get Lost - 4:28
 3. Spanky's Twist - 2:48
 4. Turn Back the Hands of Time - 3:41
 5. Got Something for  You - 2:39
 6. A Man and the Blues - 7:18
 7. Hold It - 3:29
 8. I Need You So - 4:05
 9. Hard Luck Blues - 2:44
10. Funky Nassau - 4:08
11. Who's gonna  Take the Weight? - 3:50
12. Serve Me Right to Suffer - 3:43
13. Blues Medley - 4:52

When you can play guitar as fast as Bobby Radcliff can, there's a natural temptation to cram as many notes into a song as possible, and there was a time when Radcliff was guilty of such excess. In recent years, however, the bluesman has disciplined himself to play in syncopated patterns that offer fewer notes but stronger grooves. The payoff can be heard on There's a Grave in Your Way, a marvelous blues album which makes the connection between John Lee Hooker's boogie and James Brown's funk. Radcliff tosses in occasional bursts of fast picking, but these always reinforce the beat and never obscure it. Radcliff has a modest voice, but he has turned that into an effective rhythm instrument, too, by forcefully shouting on the beat. The album includes tunes associated with Hooker, B.B. King, Jimmy Dawkins, Magic Sam, and Buddy Guy but also those linked to Brown, Tyrone Davis, and Kool & the Gang. By playing both the rhythm and the blues, Radcliff makes all these songs sound like parts of the same tradition. On numbers like Guitar Slim's "Got Something for You" and Bill Doggett's "Hold It," Radcliff boils the tune down to a hard-hitting, twisting syncopation that's pure pleasure. --Geoffrey Himes

Augie Junior And The Big Mess Blues Band - Drinker's Choice

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1991
Time: 48:42 
Size: 112,6 MB 
Label: Barrelhouse Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. She's Mine - 4:40
 2. Down On The Floor - 5:34
 3. Black Train - 4:33
 4. Someone To Love - 5:05
 5. Drinker's Choice - 7:50
 6. Hoboin' - 4:53
 7. Hot Tub Gumbo - 3:09
 8. Jefferson Girl - 9:10
 9. Bring It - 3:45

Augie Rodola Junior - guitar, vocals
Lissa Driscoll - washboard
Tom Ray - upright bass
Randy Torgerson - harmonica
Scott Kirby - piano
Mickey Bones - drums

"Augie Jr & the Big Mess Blues BandAugie Jr. fronted his Big Mess Blues Band on the streets of New Orleans through most of the 80′s and early 90′s, so I’m told. This was before my time but I was aware of him and owned his only recording which to this day is one of my favorite blues recordings, put out in 1991 titled: AUGIE JR. AND THE BIG MESS BLUES BAND / DRINKERS CHOICE. Lissa spoke of him often, sometimes with a tear, sometimes with a curse..my friend Jason Eklund spoke of him highly.. I heard Grayson wish him dead more than once and it wasn’t so far off, so it seemed. As long as I’ve know Augie he’s been slowly dying of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 44. I met him a couple years after he had been given 6 months to live, and that was 4 years ago or something like that. Resiliant. I met him in the Matador over Mardi Gras of 2000. He came walking in with Lissa and a small entourage and offered me a shot of homemade moonshine, which was no more than store-bought vodka in a water bottle (the only thing I ever saw him drink). I remember marveling at him and Lissa’s banter, it was two razor blade tongues dueling,.,.they had been lovers once upon a lost time but I guess it didn’t work out. We spent the rest of that night walking the streets, me mostly just listening to them catch up on old times. Augie was visiting from Eureka Springs, Arkansas where he was living with his now ex-wife in a little country home he’d bought. I went to visit him there on my way out west once, and I brought him a new hat (always a good way to start a friendship). I spent those few days swapping stories, watching him eat pills and drink, and listening to records…He was born I believe in Rochester, New York and he can sing like two birds… I’ll never forget the first time I heard him sing, ever! His mentor/inspiration is John Mooney, so he tells me, though it is Lissa who brought him from working-stiff to working-musician. After he and his wife got divorced he moved back to New Orleans and I used to go over to his place every afternoon after playing the streets and sit around watching the three stooges and eating French fry po’boys, listening to stories… like the time he met Bob Dylan at a John Mooney show in New Orleans. Dylan was standing in the back of the bar barefoot, and when Augie was introduced to him all he said was “Jesus Christ, your 54 years old don’t you own a pair of shoes?”. That's the kind of man he is. Whether it be watching him test his gun in his house, high as a kite in a drunken paranoia, talking about all the lovin’ he used to get, or just yelling in that east coast Italian way, I learned a lot of things from August Rodola Jr. …besides how easy it is to beat his ass at poker and how he cooks pork chops I don’t know exactly how to describe them, but they’re there. We’re on the same side of the highway just at different exits I suppose. I like to say he taught me to sing or play but we never had one conversation about it. It was more just being in the presence of him and his life experience,, a moment in time passing,, which has been a unique one. For all his vice and virtue I love him. When I used to sit on the corner and play I would look down the empty or crowded street and become aware that it is haunted by all the ones (like Augie) who came before, and I realized the resonance of those men and women will ripple even after the Mississippi takes those streets into the Gulf of Mexico.
By F.Lemon".

Paul Hughes - Any Way You Can

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 78:03 
Size: 179,7 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Truth Will Out - 2:26
 2. Reverberation - 4:48
 3. I Cant Understand - 4:30
 4. Hey My My - 3:07
 5. On the Boards - 3:31
 6. Cant Think Too Much - 6:41
 7. Blood River - 3:50
 8. Keep Your Light On - 6:07
 9. Better than You Remember - 4:11
10. Cock of the North - 3:46
11. Listening in London - 3:01
12. The Strangest Days - 3:29
13. Booker Me Up - 2:02
14. Holding On - 3:06
15. Blackbird - 5:19
16. Life Is But Nothing - 3:48
17. Little Epic - 7:26
18. Redbank Sunset - 6:46

A well produced  blues and Rock styled songs

Marc Reece - Dreamer

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 53:01 
Size: 121,7 MB 
Label: LuckyBob Records/Soulfood
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Bernie - 3:42
 2. Scorpion Man - 3:59
 3. Dreamer - 5:30
 4. I’m Ready - 4:04
 5. One for Hannes - 8:49
 6. Shake It - 5:18
 7. No Chance Child - 4:19
 8. At the Market - 5:17
 9. Harder Than It Seems - 6:29
10. Rock’n’Roll Hero - 5:32

Mark Reece - guitar, vocals;
Guido Ludwig - bass;
Marcus Schinkel - organ / piano;
Adrian Wachowiak - keyboard;
Denis Sarp - drums.

Extentive touring all across Europe and Asia during the past years, either with his own power trio or as a line-up member in the bands of other renowned artists, was the reason it took until 2019 for Marc to finally manage to start the recordings for his fourth studio album. “Dreamer” contains ten songs that show once again why MARC REECE is rightly considered an exceptional guitarist – which is particularly evident in the instrumentals “One For Hannes”, a beautiful piece he wrote for his son, and “At The Market”, which is about an old man MARC met on a market in Thailand, who played a very intriguing, unknown instrument. With MARC REECE, the songs as those, that partially deal with very personal experiences, are always at the forefront. Sometimes groovy, sometimes soulful and dreamy, MARC takes the listeners on a musical journey. The songs on “Dreamer” provide a very intimate glimpse at the heart of MARC REECE, who names Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn as his musical influences, and who can be always recognized for his very own unique style of traditional Blues, combined with Country, Fusion and 70ties Rock guitar riffs. Usually only supported by his fellow band members Guido Ludwig on bass and Denis Sarp on drums, MARC has invited Marcus Schinkel (Marcus Schinkel Trio, Voyager IV) on organ/piano and the Jazz musician Adrian Wachowiak (e.g. Pablo Paredes) on keyboards to the recordings of “Dreamer”. It’s as clear as day that MARC REECE will be the first on stage, as soon as live concerts will be possible again, entertaining the audience with his gripping songs and his virtuos guitar playing, because on stage he feels at home. Meanwhile, we can improve our home stay with this very fine Blues/Rock album, and look forward to celebrate its songs at one of MARC REECE’s future live gigs.

среда, 14 апреля 2021 г.

Dave Steffen Band - Half A Million Miles

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2000
Time: 57:37 
Size: 132,1 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Drive My Car - 4:26
 2. Never Get The Blues - 4:02
 3. Drive Me Crazy - 3:31
 4. Cool Clear Water - 4:22
 5. Redwood Run - 4:30
 6. You're My Soul Baby - 4:41
 7. Wildcat - 4:42
 8. Walk In The Rain - 4:19
 9. The Storm Is Gone - 4:04
10. The Good Life - 5:30
11. Fade Away - 5:05
12. No Mercy - 4:03
13. So Long Sweet Angel - 4:16

Dave Steffen - guitars and vocals
Craig Neuser - bass and vocals
Brian Augustine - drums and vocals
extra musicians:
Scott Finch - organ, piano & Leslie guitar
Lori Perkins (Quinn of Percussion) - tambourine & maracas
Jose Camareno - congas & bells

Anyone who has heard the Dave Steffen Band play live understands that their music is more than just notes. With ten albums and literally thousands of live appearances under his belt, Dave Steffen has made his music a way of life. Since Dave received his first recording contract at the tender age of fifteen, he has devoted his life to playing, recording and living his music. A Wisconsin native, Dave moved to San Francisco in 1986 and was fully involved with the incredible sounds of the music scene there. It was in SF that Dave opened for top-caliber acts like Santana, Huey Lewis and the News, Ronnie Montrose, and Journey, just to name a few. Through hosting his weekly blues jam at a Bay Area club, Dave regularly jammed with members of Santana, Huey Lewis, as well as members of other prominent bands. It was during his stay in San Francisco in spring 1993, when he was tapped for an opening slot for a tour with Robin Trower.
In 1995, Dave returned to his native Wisconsin, where he first earned his reputation as a top-flight axeman. The trio, simply called the Dave Steffen Band, packs a live punch which gets the crowd on its feet every time. In recent years the Dave Steffen Bands' recordings have been played on an HBO movie and over 30 times on "The Young and Restless" soap opera. This also included two guest appearances on "The Young and Restless" show. And is now being aired in Norway, Canada, France and Germany. The Half A Million Miles CD is an excellent combination of blues and rock in some well written tunes. Hear a few local frogs and a famous toad on one song called "Walking In The Rain". It's an awesome blend of bluesy guitar and nature. 

Cathy Lemons And Johnny Ace - Lemonace

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 60:22 
Size: 138,4 MB 
Label: VizzTone
Styles: Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Brand New Day - 3:00
 2. Love Like a Fire - 3:45
 3. Used to These Blues (feat.Tommy Castro) - 5:37
 4. Sink or Swim - 4:54
 5. Shoot to Kill (feat.Ron Thompson) - 8:02
 6. When Bad Luck Looks Good (feat.Tommy Castro) - 3:56
 7. Gimme a Penny (feat. David Maxwell & Paul Oscher) - 6:03
 8. I Got It (feat. Pierre Le Corre) - 3:10
 9. Stay - 5:23
10. I'm Not The Woman I Used To Be - 4:41
11. Get This Thing Off'a My Back - 5:40
12. Move On - 6:05

Even though veteran West Coast bassist Johnny Ace contributed to Cathy Lemons' 1997 solo release and the two have been frequent collaborators for some time, this is the first album where they share co-billing. Ace, not to be confused with the '50s R&B star, has supported dozens of classic blues and R&B musicians through the years to little acclaim, but has found a perfect partner with husky, sassy vocalist Lemons. The duo's debut effort is a rousing, rollicking affair that shifts from gutsy garage rocking to rugged, torchy blues. Even more impressive is the material -- all but two tracks are originals, many based on driving bass licks such as the raw funk of "I Got It" and the opening double-time soul blast of "Brand New Day." Lemons naturally takes most of the leads but Ace is a constant presence, delivering meaty basslines and the occasional duet or front vocal. It's a combustive combination that explodes early on with "Love Like a Fire," a punky soul jam with a propulsive joint vocal that's as fiery and live-sounding as a studio track can get. Guitarist Kid Andersen, who co-produces, contributes to a handful of songs, but most of the six-string work is handled by Pierre Le Corre. His taut, jagged solos mesh perfectly with the front couple, filling in the spaces but seldom hogging the spotlight. Ace is prone to telling somewhat rambling stories as on "Sink or Swim" and the closing "Move On," an acquired taste that might work live, but is less intriguing on an album meant to be replayed. Lemons is a tough, soulful vocalist bearing some similarities to Bonnie Raitt, but with a plucky strut and delivery that are both playful and powerful. When she lets loose on the slow blues of "I'm Not the Woman I Used to Be" and "Gimme a Penny," she builds an intensity and momentum that are as impressive as the female blues greats who have influenced her, such as Big Mama Thornton, who previously recorded the latter tune. Lemonace might be the first album from both Ace and Lemons as partners, but the decades of hard work that preceded it are evident in every blistering moment. One hopes this is the beginning of a fresh and fruitful career for this synergetic and searing partnership.

Meena - Try Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2010
Time: 57:34 
Size: 132,4 MB 
Label: Ruf Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Try Me - 4:59
 2. Nothing Left - 5:12
 3. Send Me A Doctor - 4:07
 4. Put Your Hands Out Of My Pocket - 5:30
 5. Sorry - 4:13
 6. I'm Leaving You - 3:54
 7. This Song Is For You - 5:20
 8. I'd Rather Go Blind - 6:36
 9. Love Won't Fall Apart - 3:32
10. Let Your Sweet Love Shine On Me - 3:08
11. I Shoot You Down - 4:34
12. Just As I Am - 6:23

Meena Cryle and Chris Fillmore, the group's songwriting team, share a deep artistic connection that goes back more than 20 years. Today their understanding is nothing less than intuitive. "Chris and I are like Jagger and Richards or Ike & Tina Turner," says singer Cryle. They recorded their debut album Try Me outside Memphis in the summer of 2009; the collaboration with legendary producer Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Lee Hooker) and a slew of top-class guest artists was a huge challenge and important stepping stone. 

Meena - Feel Me

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2011
Time: 52:19 
Size: 119,9 MB 
Label: Ruf Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Movin' In - 4:23
 2. I Was Made For Loving You - 3:14
 3. Stay Away From Me Baby - 3:29
 4. If I Meet You One More Time - 5:06
 5. If You Had A Diamond - 2:48
 6. Beg Like A Sinner - 3:32
 7. Feel Me - 5:15
 8. Come To Mama - 4:45
 9. My Empty Bed - 4:06
10. Lord Have Mercy - 5:45
11. Singing Songs - 5:07
12. My Performance Is Over - 4:44

Meena Cryle (voc./acoustic guit.), Chris Fillmore (electric & acoustic guitars, banjo, slide guitar, piano), Marlene Lacherstorfer (bass) and Frank Cortez (drums) are four talented young artists who create an exceptionally honest and exciting brand of music. Southern Soul, Blues and Rock'n'Roll are the labels most commonly used to describe this stand-out formation from Austria. But the band prefers to avoid clichés and pigeonholing. Their experience on tour and in the studio, both in Europe and the USA, has given them the confidence to follow their own muse. The result is Tell Me, a compelling new album with twelve songs that come straight from the heart.

Floyd Lee Band - Doctors, Devils & Drugs

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 36:25 
Size: 83,4 MB 
Label: Amogla Records 
Styles: Blues/Deep Mississippi Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Empty Well - 3:04
 2. Think I Got Somethin' On My Mind - 4:25
 3. Can't You See - 5:41
 4. Bird With A Broken Wing - 1:45
 5. Don't You Know - 5:14
 6. The Counting Song - 1:52
 7. Nella - 1:33
 8. Blues Is A Beautiful Woman - 2:28
 9. Lunar Landing - 8:17
10. Untitled - 2:02

Floyd Lee is the alias of Mr. Ted Williams, born in Mississippi in 1933. He began playing blues as a teenager, and wandered across America playing music. He moved to New York City, Harlem specifically, in 1972, immersing himself in the music of the city. Mr. Williams was one of the 1st musicians in the Art For Transit (Music Under New York) program, which organized musicians playing in the subways of the cities. He has been playing subway stations, street corners, clubs and even in the schools of New York City ever since. Mr. Williams’ musical partner is Joel Poluck. While Ted handles the vocal chores, Joel supplies the guitars and much of the music for the band. Poluck is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, and has been in musical partnership with Williams for most of a decade now, which has included producing 4 CDs for Floyd Lee Band on the Amogla Records label. The Floyd Lee Band per this album consisted of Floyd Lee (vocals), Joel Poluck (guitars), Brad Vickers (bass and acoustic guitar) and Steve Pozzelanti (drums and washboard.) Williams (Floyd Lee) and Poluck have combined their respective powerful talents into an even larger, more powerful combined sound, one which is solely their own. They combine the best aspects of traditional Delta juke stylings with modern slide guitar-driven sounds, leading to a soulful, addictive, more-powerful blend that is nearly impossible to ignore. The fact that their music isn’t better known is shame, because this music truly deserves a much wider audience. To quote Floyd Lee: “Blues is wantin' somethin' you ain't got...wishin' for somethin'...lovin' somethin' that's gone. Yeah, that's the blues.” Blues is music from the heart and soul, for the heart and soul, and the Floyd Lee Band understands that in-full.

вторник, 13 апреля 2021 г.

Gerry Groom (featuring Mick Taylor) and Friends - Once In A Blue Moon

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 62:11 
Size: 143,6 MB 
Label: Shattered Music
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Can't Be Satisfied - 3:24
 2. When You Got A Friend - 3:37
 3. Coastin' Home - 3:59
 4. Mick's Jam - 8:01
 5. Music Teacher - 4:49
 6. Hip Shake - 4:46
 7. Long Distance Call - 9:17
 8. Suzie Q - 3:21
 9. Louisiana Blues - 5:03
10. Spots For Days - 4:26
11. Red Rooster - 7:18
12. Can't Be Satisfied - 4:05

This is a record that you put on and it just goes by in one fell swoop. So authentic in sound, comfortable in its ambition and personal in vision, it's what so many Blues records want to but fail to be. No generica here. Two guitar geniuses bringing each other to new heights without overindulgence. This beautiful album taught me what should have been obvious to me long ago -- that the Blues is all about humility." MiickTaylor.com Released on Shattered Music in 1992 this classic studio blues Cdd is the works of Gerry Groom and Freinds , including Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones. This recording is a 90's version of a traditional blues record. The intention was to stay true to the idiom while making the fidelity as high as possible. The project was built around the figure of Gerry Groom, master blues guitarist and blues songwriter. Released in 1991 (Groom passed away in 1992, in a scuba diving accident), this record fully fits into blues traditional standards, both in the tracklist (songs by Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, except for five original compositions by G. Groom) and in the choice of instruments: most of them are strictly acoustic, with Groom's dobro starring. One of the rare electric instruments is Mick Taylor's (special guest of this work) Fender vintage Stratocaster (modified with a Rickenbacker pickup). Paul Ill's (a.k.a. Adrian Well) bass, Thomas Blues' harmonica, Mat Abts' drums and Jeffrey Barr's piano complete the band. Respect for blues tradition, impeccable music performances and accuracy in recording (all the acoustic sources are amplified with high-quality microphones) are the strong points of this work. Talking about the vocal parts, as for my opinion, I feel the lack of a black bluesy voice: although Groom's singing is always inspired and perfectly in tune, it does not reach the level of his wonderful guitar style. Riccardo Frau Italy (https://www.amazon.com/Once-Blue-Moon-Gerry-Groom/dp/B000001MEW)

Mike Goudreau & The Boppin' Blues Band - Boppin' 15

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 59:47 
Size: 137,0 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. You Should Have Known Better - 3:20
 2. Look At Little Sister - 3:52
 3. Blues Des Loups - 3:43
 4. Way Down South - 3:30
 5. Same Old Blues - 4:57
 6. I Dig My Job - 4:17
 7. Juke Joint Cafe - 3:51
 8. Love This Rhythm - 3:41
 9. On Se Retrouvera - 5:27
10. Come Home Baby - 3:58
11. Spend The Money Blues - 4:03
12. Have You Been Down To New Orleans? - 2:50
13. The Grass Ain't Greener - 3:13
14. Ma Meilleure Amie - 3:45
15. Celestial Shore - 5:13

Born in 1965 in Newport, Vermont into a musical family with an English mother and a French-Canadian father, Mike Goudreau picked up his first guitar at age 14 and hasn't stopped playing since. His early influences included the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and later, Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Powder Blues and Downchild - to name a few. Such diverse interests help to explain why Mike is comfortable in so many musical genres, especially jazz and blues.
Since 2007, Mike's songs have been heard on hundreds of network TV shows and films, such as the TV movie ''The Happiest Season'' (Hulu), Dynasty (CBS), the Universal Pictures film ''Dark Waters'' , the Hollywood film ''The Banker'', starring Samuel Jackson (2020), City On The Hill (Showtime), The Flash (CW) , The Neighborhood (CBS), NCIS Los Angeles (CBS), Chicago PD (NBC), Shameless (Showtime), Life In Pieces (CBS), Bloodline ( Netflix) , Gotham (FOX) , the Hollywood film "Passengers" (2016), the TV movie North Pole (Hallmark Channel), The Fosters (ABC Family) , Defiance (FX), Hung (HBO), Memphis Beat (TNT), Friday Night Lights (ABC), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), Scoundrels (ABC) , Justified (FX) , George Lopez Show (TBS), Dirty Sexy Money (ABC ), Army Wives (Lifetime) , Kath & Kim (NBC),  Auction Kings (Discovery), Oddities (Discovery), Duck Dynasty (Discovery) and Everybody Hates Chris (CW) just to name a few. Mike is also highly in demand as a sideman and has backed up many international artists such as , harmonica legend Lee Oskar, Garou, Roch Voisine, Corneille , Robert Charlebois, John Primer, Diunna Greenleaf, John Hammond, Linda ''Chocolate Thunder'' Rodney and the Prime Minister of the Blues Dutch Mason just to name a few and he has toured in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Mexico and Eastern Canada. When asked why he plays both jazz and blues Mike replies: "I get bored doing just one type of music. I love jazz for its beautiful melodies, chords, and improvisation. I love blues for its energy, soul and milking its three-chord structure. I enjoy playing rock 'n roll too. But no matter what music I play it has to SWING. 

B.B. & The Blues Shacks - Come Along

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2013
Time: 58:17 
Size: 133,8 MB 
Label: Crosscut Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. True Love In Vain - 3:24
 2. Love Like Cash - 4:07
 3. Come Along With Me - 2:54
 4. If I Should Ever Lose Your Love - 3:22
 5. Get My Stuff Together - 3:10
 6. Will You Be There - 3:09
 7. Fool Me - 3:27
 8. Don't Take Your Time - 4:18
 9. The Door - 3:58
10. Anything You Do - 3:28
11. Doesn't Matter Anymore - 3:21
12. Wait In Line - 3:25
13. I Don't Get It - 3:21
14. Whatever You Do - 4:36
15. You Can Always Depend On Me - 3:14
16. Raise Your Voice - 4:54

For this 2013 release, the popular German blues band sets aside its traditional take on the music and focuses on contemporary soul-blues with the addition of the No Blow No Show Horns and guest vocals provided by the Shackettes. The 16 tracks on Come Along were written and arranged by B.B. & the Blues Shacks, including the radio-friendly tune "Whatever You Do," a duet between Shacks vocalist Michael Arlt and South African pop singer Bonita Niessen. Fans of the Robert Cray Band should check this out.

Mary Everhart - I'm Staying Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 53:24 
Size: 122,5 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. As I Walk In Their Footsteps - 3:50
 2. I'm Staying Home - 4:16
 3. Posterchild For Poverty - 4:10
 4. Reaching For The Sun - 3:26
 5. Blues In The Land Of Winter - 6:19
 6. Peace And Privacy - 4:35
 7. It Told Me Don't Cry - 4:19
 8. Take Me A Lifetime - 3:28
 9. Morning Will Come - 3:29
10. I'll Go On - 5:26
11. Sick And Tired - 4:29
12. Truth Gets Buried In The Lies - 5:31

Mary Everhart- Guitar, Vocals; 
Ken Gemmer- Lead, Slide Guitar; 
Melvin Clemans- Bass; 
Mariano Rodriguez- Drums.

Mary Everhart is a professional Blues, Southern and Classic rock (Vocalist, Guitarist , composer, and recording artist) and is a proud member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama-Deer Clan. She was nominated and inducted in 2010 into the Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Artist from Tallahassee, FL. The following year she was inducted again into the Blues Hall of Fame as the Ambassador to Tallahassee, FL. Mary was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL and has always had a passion for music and has been performing for over 30 years with various local and regional acts. A review of Mary's debut CD 'Rottweiler Blues' by Blues Revue magazine, compared her voice to Koko Taylor and Lou Ann Barton. Singing throughout her childhood Mary also knew she wanted to learn to play guitar. She received her first guitar when she was 12 years old and began teaching herself to play with a Mel Bay book and by watching others play. It was not easy for a left handed person to play right handed but, Mary persevered.
She later moved to Atlanta. GA where she became part of the Great Atlanta Blues Revue and also, where she stood on the Capitol steps and sang and played to a local and National audience, both television and syndicated radio, as her part of helping the law to be changed in Georgia against paternity fraud. She moved back to Tallahassee, FL in 2006 and began piecing together some of the best musicians the panhandle of Florida has to offer.

понедельник, 12 апреля 2021 г.

Richie Arndt & The Bluenatics - Rorymania

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 45:00 
Size: 103,3 MB 
Label: Fuego
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:Fuego
 1. Laundromat - 4:16
 2. Hands Off - 4:07
 3. Ain't Too Good - 3:40
 4. Too Much Alcohol - 6:01
 5. Banker's Blues - 3:18
 6. They Don't Make Them Like You - 3:44
 7. Calling Card - 4:55
 8. Pistol Slapper Blues - 2:19
 9. I Fall Apart - 5:47
10. Cruise On Out - 3:21

11. Wave Myself Goodbye - 3:27
Outstanding Rory Gallagher Tribute disc from Germany featuring four Excellent blues/rock axeslingers in the form of Richie Arndt, Henrik Freischlader, Gregor Hilden & Alex Conti who pay true, authentic, legit musical respect to the late, great Irish Guitar Hero. Including eleven vintage Rory Gallagher tracks plus an original dedication track called RORY to appropriately end this superb disc, each accomplished player delivers the six string goods and truly shines on Rorymania. Arndt & Co. have produced an incredible, dynamic, top-shelf musical document that Rory Gallagher fans will love & appreciate. Long Live the Musical Spirit of Rory Gallagher.

среда, 7 апреля 2021 г.

The Allman Brothers Band - Down In Texas '71

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 60:37 
Size: 143,2 MB 
Label: The Allman Brothers Band Recording Company
Styles: Southern Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Statesboro Blues -  3:18
 2. Trouble No More -  4:13
 3. Don't Keep Me Wonderin' -  4:49
 4. Done Somebody Wrong -  3:28
 5. One Way Out -  6:04
 6. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed -  9:12
 7. Stormy Monday -  9:02
 8. You Don't Love Me - 15:10
 9. Hot 'Lanta -  5:16

Renowned for their rousing and mesmerizing live performances, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND is preparing to officially release another historic show via the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company label. Recorded on September 28, 1971 at the Austin Municipal Auditorium in Austin, TX, Down In Texas ’71 will be available through an exclusive pre-sale at www.merchmountain.com, and beginning March 26 (the band’s formation anniversary) at The Big House Museum gift shop and online store, and as a digital release.The nine-track collection features “Statesboro Blues,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Stormy Monday,” among others, and as a bonus available only on the physical CD is an exclusive radio interview with band members Berry Oakley and Duane Allman, recorded just a few months ahead of this performance.Down In Texas ’71 captures a special snapshot in time during the pivotal year of 1971 for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group. Coming two months after the release of At Fillmore East in July and occurring one month before the death of Duane Allman in October, the Austin show presents the original ABB line-up—Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe—at the peak of their creativity. An innovative “You Don’t Love Me” and the jazz-inspired “Hot ’Lanta” give hints of where the group may have taken their music if Duane had lived. In addition, Down In Texas ’71 features saxophonist Rudolph “Juicy” Carter sitting in on six out of the CD’s nine tracks, which is the most extensive guest appearance available with the band’s first incarnation. Juicy and Jaimoe had played together with Percy Sledge, and it was Juicy who coined the moniker Jaimoe for the drummer born as Johnny Lee Johnson. 
Proceeds from this exclusive release will benefit the Allman Brothers Band Museum. The Big House in Macon, GA is the three-story house where members of The Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends, and families lived between 1970-1973. It was the focal point of gathering in those early years when the magic that is the Allman Brothers Band was just taking shape and radiating from this historic Southern town. The Big House is now home to the largest collection of ABB memorabilia in the world. The special pre-sale bundle package for this release is priced at $50, and includes the CD, a limited-edition Down In Texas T-shirt, as well as a one-of-a-kind reflective ABB badge sticker. This offer is available exclusively through the Big House online merch store, or at the museum gift shop. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House is located at 2321 Vineville Avenue, in scenic Macon, GA.   

Big Joe Duskin and his Blues Band - Live Electric Boogie!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1997
Time: 59:19 
Size: 136,1 MB 
Label: Mirage
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Leavin' In The Mornin' - 3:55
 2. Messin' With The Kid - 3:41
 3. Key To The Highway - 4:09
 4. On Broadway - 3:42
 5. Blue Sabbath Has Fallen - 7:17
 6. The Thrill Is Gone - 5:03
 7. Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar - 4:21
 8. Rocks In My Pillow - 6:55
 9. Boogie On St. Louis Blues - 5:48
10. Help, Help Me Somebody - 3:44
11. Roll 'Em Pete - 3:33
12. Got My Mojo Workin' - 4:00
13. You're Gonna Miss Me - 3:05

Joseph L. "Big Joe" Duskin (February 10, 1921 – May 6, 2007) was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist. He is best known for his debut album, Cincinnati Stomp (1978), and the tracks "Well, Well Baby" and "I Met a Girl Named Martha".
He was born Joseph L. Duskin in Birmingham, Alabama. By the age of seven he had started playing the piano. He played in church, accompanying his father, the Rev. Perry Duskin. His family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Duskin was raised near the Union Terminal train station, where his father worked. On the local radio station WLW, Duskin heard his hero Fats Waller play. He was also inspired to play in a boogie-woogie style by Pete Johnson's "627 Stomp". In his younger days Duskin performed in clubs in Cincinnati and across the river in Newport, Kentucky. While serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he continued to play and, in entertaining American servicemen, met his idols Johnson, Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis.After his military service ended, Duskin's father caught him playing boogie in the church and made him promise to stop playing in that style while he was still alive. However, Rev. Duskin lived to the age of 105, and in the meantime, Joe found employment as a police officer and as a postal worker. Effectively in the middle of his career, he never played a keyboard for sixteen years.By the early 1970s Duskin had begun playing the piano at festivals in the U.S. and across Europe. By 1978, and with the reputation for his concert playing now growing, his first recording, Cincinnati Stomp, was released on Arhoolie Records. The album contained Duskin's cover version of "Down the Road a Piece"  and featured Jimmy Johnson and Muddy Waters's guitarist Bob Margolin. He subsequently toured Austria and Germany, and in 1987 he made his first visit to the U.K. The same year his part in John Jeremy's film Boogie Woogie Special, recorded for The South Bank Show, raised Duskin's profile. In 1988, accompanied by guitarist/producer Dave Peabody, Duskin recorded his third album, Don't Mess with the Boogie Man first released on Special Delivery Records. He was also a guest and invited to perform on the BBC program Bravo accompanied by the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. In the following decade, Duskin performed several times at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Chicago Blues Festival.His touring in Europe continued before he recorded his final album at the Quai du Blues in Neuilly, France. Several Duskin albums were issued on European labels in the 1980s and 1990s. It was 2004 before his third American release, Big Joe Jumps Again! (Yellow Dog Records) was issued; it was his first studio recording in sixteen years. It featured Philip Paul (drums), Ed Conley (bass), and Peter Frampton on guitar. Duskin's 84th birthday party was held on February 10, 2005, at The Fat Fish Blue, Newport, Kentucky, and included a gathering of musicians and friends including Larry Bloomfield, Larry Nager, Philip Paul, Ed Conley, James Ibold, Frank Lynch and more paying tribute. It helped record his final offering, a double CD album set for Cottage On The Hill Records. Suffering from the effects of diabetes, Duskin was on the eve of having legs amputated, when he died in May 2007, at the age of 86. The Ohio-based Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation keeps his musical ideals alive by producing in-school music presentations for public-school children.

Linsey Alexander - Someone's Cookin' In My Kitchen

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2004
Time: 52:43 
Size: 121,1 MB 
Label: The L.A.B.B. – 2003
Styles: Blues/R&B
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Come Back Baby - 4:34
 2. Booty Call 2003 - 5:45
 3. How Can I Get Over You - 6:53
 4. The Train Is Coming - 7:35
 5. Hoochie Man - 8:03
 6. Funny Feeling - 3:04
 7. Somebody's Been Cookin' In My Kitchen - 4:47
 8. Been There - Done That - 5:15
 9. Going Home - 6:43

Blues entertainer Linsey Alexander was born in Mississippi but raised in Memphis, where he got his first guitar from a family friend. After learning the rudiments of blues playing and vocalizing from recordings by Little Milton and B.B. King (both of whom had also journeyed to Tennessee from the Delta), he saved up the money to travel to Chicago in the late '50s, and never looked back. While working in juke-joints on the city's fabled South Side, he was often given the opportunity to tour with blues greats like Buddy Guy and Magic Slim, but Alexander preferred to stay with his own style. 

Vikings Of Blues, Vargas Blues Band, Jessy Howe - Soul Food

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 45:34 
Size: 105,1 MB 
Label: Rock Estatal Records
Styles: Rock/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Don't Let Fear - 4:20
 2. Heart Go Blind - 4:37
 3. Give Back - 4:05
 4. Open Up - 3:17
 5. Explode - 5:08
 6. Monkey Girl - 5:08
 7. Second Coming - 2:07
 8. Shake Ur Money Maker - 5:08
 9. I Really Wanna - 2:59
10. Soul Food - 4:30
11. Cybernetic Porkpine - 4:10

This is the new collaboration of female singer Jessy Howe and male guitarist/producer Javier Vargas. Their introductory EP “Magic Waters” came out in June 2020. The first album “Soul Food” will be released on 5 April. Ten songs with powerful melodies, lyrics and riffs brought forward with the fiery soulful guitar playing of a blues man, sounds reminiscent of the 70tis carried by the dark toned and heartfelt voice of a soul sirene. Enjoy listening to the new singles “Don’t Let Fear” and “Heart Go Blind” (Rock Estatal Spain) which are out now and will put to sea: “Vikings Of Blues” (Jessy Howe & Javier Vargas).

Jim Preen - Cat In The Spirit House

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 38:30 
Size: 88,2 MB 
Label: Self Released
Styles: Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shopping For Clothes - 3:38
 2. Big Red Cars - 3:27
 3. Armani Suit, New Guitar - 3:11
 4. Framed - 2:30
 5. Saddle Up - 3:35
 6. Don't Stare At The Celebrities - 5:28
 7. Mr Siegal - 4:30
 8. Sex, Food And Shoes - 3:59
 9. The Bandit - 3:38
10. The Ultimate Good Luck - 4:30

"I have a new album out which goes under the snappy title of ‘Cat in the Spirit House’. The picture below will give you a rough clue as where the name came from. Full disclosure: These are not actually new songs but are taken from the two albums I released in the 1990s. ‘Don’t stare at the celebrities’ came out to wide- spread acclaim (hang on that should read apathy) in 1995 and ‘Shopping in bed’ followed two years later. These ten cuts represent the best songs those two albums had to offer. In the nineties I moved to journalism and worked largely with ABC News covering the first Gulf War, the Concorde crash and the Bosnian conflict among hundreds of other stories. News features quite heavily in the lyrics if you know where to look. I was still in touch with an amazing group of musicians from by recording studio days. All these years later their playing still sounds extraordinary. Thanks to one and all. Credit for this new album should go to my old comrade in arms Simon Webb who came up with the idea and who also suggested getting Ian Tompson to re-master the chosen tracks. Ian did a wonderful job pulling off the cobwebs using all the dastardly wizardry at his disposal."

Jim Mesi with Lily Wilde - Hot Night at the Candlelight

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1993
Time: 52:10 
Size: 121,0 MB 
Label: Candlelight Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. 5-10-15 Hours - 4:22
 2. Keep Your Hands Off Of Him - 4:40
 3. Young Dead Boys - 4:59
 4. Spankenstiein - 4:09
 5. That's Alright - 7:46
 6. Hideaway - 3:56
 7. Good Rockin' Daddy - 4:06
 8. Tears, Tears, Tears - 4:15
 9. Wild, Wild Young Men - 2:40
10. Salesgirl - 3:08
11. My Man He Ugly - 3:52
12. Miserlous - 4:12

Jim Mesi from Portland, was one of the founders of Brown Sugar, the original rhythm and blues group and had a significant impact on the blues scene in the Northwest: Brown Sugar spawned the Paul de Lay Band, in which he was the lead guitarist and soloist during several years.

The Jim Mesi Band - Blues, Cars, And Electric Guitars

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 73:45 
Size: 169,8 MB 
Label: Just Ducky Records
Styles: Blues/Modern Electric Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Pontiac Blues - 3:34
 2. Dangerous Mood - 7:15
 3. Goin' Back Home - 5:11
 4. Come on If You're Comin' - 4:53
 5. Blue Light Boogie - 9:52
 6. Rampage in C - 2:17
 7. Too Much Stuff - 4:13
 8. Body and Fender Man - 7:02
 9. Apache - 4:06
10. My Baby - 5:59
11. Misirlou - 3:48
12. Who's Foolin' Who? - 4:31
13. Me and Mr. Blue - 5:26
14. Surfin' on the Autobahn - 2:36
15. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - 2:54

Jim Mesi is a Northwest Blues legend and every one of his cds is a gem. Mesi manages to create a sound all his own by mixing a little surf rock and rockabilly with his blues. From the slow boogie of "Blue Light Boogie" to the break-neck pace of "Too Much Stuff" and finishing with Mr. Mesi's version of "Norwegian Wood", this cd never disappoints.

New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers - New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers Vol.II

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 52:04 
Size: 119,4 MB 
Label: Stony Plain Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Blues for Yesterday   (Featuring – Charlie Musselwhite) - 4:32
 2. She’s About a Mover (Featuring – Alvin Youngblood Hart) - 5:01
 3. Searchlight (Featuring – Jimbo Mathus) - 4:36
 4. Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atom Bomb on Me (Featuring – Jim Dickinson - 4:43
 5. Greens & Hams (Featuring – Jimbo Mathus) - 4:16
 6. Messin’ with the Kid (Featuring – Jim Dickinson) - 3:54
 7. Black Water (Featuring – Charlie Musselwhite) - 6:50
 8. If Blues Was Money (Featuring – Alvin Youngblood Hart) - 3:55
 9. Can’t Stand to See You Go (Featuring – Jim Dickinson) - 3:48
10. Blue Guitar (Featuring – Luther Dickinson) - 5:04
11. Blues Is a Mighty Bad Feeling (Featuring – Jim Dickinson) - 5:20

While rolling through the vast American night on a ramshackle tour bus, legendary blues harmonica boss Charlie Musselwhite and North Mississippi Allstars' guitarist Luther Dickinson were engaged in a deep conversation. At one point, the sage elder bluesman nodded at his companion, looked out the window, and pointed at the rising moon. "New Moon Freedom Rockers" was all he said. Back in Mississippi, Cody & Luther Dickinson joined Musselwhite and their dad -- roots legend Jim Dickinson, who added "Jelly Roll" to their name -- at the Zebra Ranch recording studio, with old friends Alvin Hart, Jimbo Mathus, NMA bassist Chris Chew, and washtub bassist Paul Taylor. They pulled their chairs into a circle, arranged microphones, and hit "record." The completed tapes were archived after the elder Dickinson's passing. Years later, Stony Plain's Holger Peterson, who had heard about these apocryphal tapes, contacted Dickinson's sons about releasing them. The first volume appeared in the early fall of 2020. The 11-track set list contains two originals each from Musselwhite and Mathus, and another from Hart. The remainder are covers.
Musselwhite introduces his "Blues for Yesterday" with a woolly harmonica above a dirty guitar and shuffling snare. His lyrics, delivered in a souled-out Kosciusko, Mississippi drawl, underscore the conversation he and Luther enjoyed on that clattering tour bus. The crew offer a raw read of Doug Sahm's immortal boogie "She's About a Mover" with Hart's spirited vocal coming right from the swamp. Mathus' "Searchlight" was written and arranged in the vintage Chicago style of Muddy Waters at Chess and offers glorious piano pumping from the elder Dickinson with biting slide guitar work. Jim Dickinson delivers the lion's share of the vocals here. His deep, testifying flow on Charles Mingus' "Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me," reflects the tune's original inspiration: The house rent parties of the early to mid-20th century. His backing vocalists are ragged but right, and his piano dovetails with Luther's slide. Further, his choogling piano on Junior Wells' classic "Messing with the Kid" accents the vocal while Musselwhite's harp fills build to a burning solo. Hart's "Millionaire Blues (If Blues Was Money)" is a loose, nasty roadhouse blues that could have been on the tune box in Junior Kimbrough's juke joint. Mathus' hilarious and salacious "Greens and Ham" is a Hill Country blues with resonant, canny, martial snares, a swampy National Steel, and his lusty vocal underscoring all the double entendres. The set closes with a sad, lowdown read of the Mississippi Sheiks' "Blues Is a Mighty Bad Feeling." Jim Dickinson's mournful, yet menacing vocal is framed by a desolate harmonica, electric and acoustic guitars, and uncharacteristically bright honky tonk piano. If you dug the first entry from the New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers, you have no excuse not to pick up the second. If you haven't, the time for discovery is nigh.

Henry Gray And The Cats (Featuring Little Paul "Buck" Sinegal) - Watch Yourself

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2001
Time: 55:37 
Size: 128,7 MB 
Label: Lucky Cat Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Watch Yourself - 3:52
 2. You Messed Up - 3:00
 3. Hurt My Feelin's - 3:26
 4. Dust My Broom - 3:22
 5. Don't You Lie To Me - 2:58
 6. Shake A Hand - 4:45
 7. Talkin' Bout You - 2:47
 8. Cold Chills - 4:55
 9. How Could You Do It - 2:18
10. Somebody's Got To Go - 4:41
11. Scratch The Cat - 3:32
12. Feel Like A Stranger - 4:50
13. Keepin' The Blues Alive - 5:31
14. Showers Of Rain - 5:31

Henry Gray hails from just outside New Orleans. At the age of eight, he began to demonstrate his talent on piano. In 1956, he joined Howlin' Wolf's band where he remained until 1968. According to his website, www.henrygray.com, Henry is considered one of the best living exponents of the Windy City piano blues style. You will come to the same conclusion after experiencing this exceptional disc. Its a lively 55 minute set containing danceable blues and early rock and roll. Included, amongst 14 tracks, are 9 originals and all tunes were recorded live in the studio. Henry handles piano and vocals and is backed by members of his most recent touring act the Cats. They are a tight band of experienced and talented musicians. Little Paul "Buck" Sinegal and Olivier Scoazec's guitars create a unique brand of spicy blues. Brian Bruce's wizardry on harmonica will have many referring to him as Superharp while Napolean Martin achieves similar magic playing the reeds of his alto and tenor sax. Long-time bassist, Andy Cornett, provides a solid foundation and is credited with the production while Earl Christopher's drumming is stomping and sweaty. This rhythm section is so firm they could inject a beat into someone not capable of tapping their foot!
Things begin with the title track and a format that is simple, tried and true. There is plenty of sharp and slick guitar pickin' from Buck who has played with all the great Louisiana artists. Gray delivers his vocals with an aged and scratchy throat. On "Hurt My Feelin's", his voice gets excited to the point of practically shouting the lyrics. Its a shufflin' number that rollicks. His voice and piano challenge each other on "Talkin' Bout You" where it is clear that Gray is having a great time performing this romp. "Somebody's Got To Go" will hypnotize the listener into a deep trance. "Scratch The Cat" is an uptempo instrumental with blazing keys and wailing harp. Cornett takes over the vocals on "Keepin' The Blues Alive". The song pays homage to Gray and describes his blues odyssey. Like his live performances, a similarity of keys and shuffles feature in the songs. However, Henry Gray excels with this style and his barrelhouse runs will enrapture listeners. Sure, its old school stuff but plenty can be learned from simple, straight to the point, packed with a wallop music. John Sinclair is spot on when he writes in his liner notes, 'another stirring collection of Henry Gray originals and blues classics rendered to perfection'. Jerry Brock adds in his liner notes, 'Henry is truly one of the last living legends … recognize him as a national treasure'.

вторник, 6 апреля 2021 г.

Dexter Allen - Keep Moving On

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 46:44 
Size: 107,2 MB 
Label: Endless Blues Records
Styles: Modern Electric Blues/Soul/R&B
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. Keep Moving On - 3:56
 2. Love Talk - 3:49
 3. Blues Eyed Girl - 3:53
 4. Pack Up My Bags - 3:35
 5. I Just Love That Woman - 4:03
 6. F.A.B.U.L.I.S.T. Woman - 4:55
 7. If I Aint Got You - 4:51
 8. Sleeping In My Bed - 4:06
 9. I Can't Live Without You - 5:08
10. I Like The Way - 4:09
11. My Cup Of Tea - 4:14

Dexter Allen, born in Crystal Springs, MS. the son of musical Pastors Lee and Ruthie Allen, was raised on a farm and grew up understanding that life can still be wholesome with only the bare necessities. Dexter began playing the bass guitar at the age of 12 for his father's gospel group traveling around the central Mississippi area. His sweet blend of Blues, R&B, Soul and Funk landed him a deal in 1995 when he teamed up with Airtight Records, a local independent label, to share his musical and writing talents. He caught the eye of living blues legend Bobby Rush who made him the lead guitarist in his worldwide touring band. Dexter's unique style landed him the 2008 Jackson, Mississippi Music Award for Male Vocalist of the year. Earlier in 2008,he put out his first CD where he plays guitar, bass, keyboards and sings. In 2009 he won the Mississippi Music Awards Entertainer of the Year honor.  In 2011 Dexter released his 2nd CD titled “Bluezin for Life”, going back to his roots with a host of deep Mississippi blues originals.  In 2013 Dexter was cast in the James Brown movie "Get On Up" where he played one of Mr. Brown's musicians.  Over the years Dexter has developed a passionate, driving guitar style in the vein of Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. In 2014 Dexter was signed to Deep Rush Records, the label of icon Bobby Rush, where he released the CD titled "Bluez Of My Soul" that made many chart appearances worldwide. In 2015 Dexter released another CD on the Deep Rush label titled "Trilogy Of My Blues” which continues to sell worldwide and delight fans all across the globe. His live show at the Ground Zero Blues Club takes a page out of a classic old blues show, carrying on a custom that traces back to 1920s Delta pioneer Charley Patton: good, old-fashioned showmanship that makes people want to be in Dexter's presence. 

Jimmy Ley - No Excuses No Regrets

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2021
Time: 78:57 
Size: 181,7 MB 
Label: Smog Veil Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front 

Tracks Listing:
 1. I Think Your Time Has Come - 2:59
 2. Wild Man on the Loose - 2:11
 3. Southern Women - 5:33
 4. Checking on My Baby - 9:51
 5. Deborah - 5:30
 6. The 413 - 2:42
 7. You Got Money - 3:28
 8. Something Crawling - 3:36
 9. She's Looking Good - 3:11
10. Fannie Mae - 3:22
11. Thank You - 6:59
12. Tiger In Your Tank - 3:23
13. Searching for a Woman - 4:28
14. Mercy Mercy - 8:06
15. Spider In My Stew - 5:35
16. Going Down - 4:22
17. Georgetown Jump - 3:33

Jimmy Ley (Leyava) was a leader in the Cleveland blues scene during the 1970s. He was born and raised in Cleveland, but spent a lot of the 1960s travelling and living elsewhere. He starting fronting bands around 1970, starting with Jimmy Ley and the Blues Idiom. The band, according to a raw live recording, included Ley (vocals, harp), Al Silver (guitar), Rick Matsiak (bass), RIck Biagola (drums), and Jim Tinter (sax). In 1972 the band recorded some songs at Audio Recording, two of which were released on a 45. The 45 features two original songs by Ley and was released on the GWS label, part of the infamous Florida to Cincinnati pay-to-play operation (GWS, Trip, AMG, Pilot Master). The band on the recording session was Ley (vocals, keyboards), Matsiak (bass), Chuck Drazdik (guitar), Bill Jeric (guitar), Gerry Gilbert (drums), Larry Kane (sax), Joe Calo (sax). Sometime in the mid 70s he was working under the name of Jimmy Ley and the Coosa River Band. They played often at local clubs, especially the Mistake, and did opening shows for touring bands. He quit music from 1978 until the mid 1980s when he restarted with a new band, and he continues to play. Like Mr. Stress and other Clevland blues artists, recording was not a priority. In addition to the 45, there is an early 1970s acetate, and as mentioned above, a live recording, but it wasn't until the late 1980s that he had a released album.