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среда, 24 мая 2017 г.

Blues Underground - On My Way Back Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1995
Time: 70:14
Size: 161,4 MB
Label: Del-Fi Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Thrill Is Gone - 5:43
 2. Messin' With The Kid - 4:24
 3. St. James Infirmary - 4:17
 4. On My Way Back Home - 4:44
 5. Love and Understanding - 2:58
 6. The Sky Is Crying - 6:36
 7. You Upset Me - 3:46
 8. It's Been So Long - 5:03
 9. Born Under A Bad Sign - 3:39
10. Why Did She Go? - 5:35
11. Bring Your Fine Self Home - 5:13
12. You Have All My Love - 4:53
13. The Same Thing - 5:03
14. Big Legged Woman - 4:17
15. I'll Play The Blues For You - 3:56

Musicians:
Roy Jones -  vocals;
Dan Bachar - guitar;
Michael Sunday - bass;
Walt Thompson - keyboard;
Danny Santoro (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13) - drums;
Marc Van Aken (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14, 15) -drums .

The “Memphis Soul” of Stax Records’ mid-Sixties sound has long been recognized by the chunky portions of Hammond organ and wry guitar licks served up by their legendary studio house band, Booker T. & The MG’s, with a little soul dressing of Otis Redding on the side. Likewise, the twin themes of exile and poverty (and perhaps the poor treatment of men by their big-legged women) in Mississippi Delta Blues runs deep and from as many sources as the rivers that flow into the region itself. From Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Little Milton, to the royal highness of guitarists Albert and B.B. King, the very essence of the Delta sound begs the curious question: “Was there something in the water?” These two Southern sources are readily apparent in the grooves of the disc you’re now listening to. Maybe “you don’t miss your water till the well runs dry” but there’s no chance of that with Blues Underground’s generous flood of great songs. Listen to the deep, dark-hued voice of Roy Jones, who hails from the banks of the Mississippi river and Humphrey, Arkansas, sixty close miles from Memphis and the birthplace of these mighty sounds. Listen to the way he makes the woeful “St. James Infirmary” his own, or the way he breaks your heart with the group’s self-penned title track “On My Way Back Home,” and you’ll hear what a sobering effect his liquid vocals have. There’s a sense that he’s lived the hard luck of “Born Under A Bad sign” one minute, then convincing us he means it when he tells us “The Thrill Is Gone” the next… and all this despite his incredible success on Broadway in the Eighties (where he may have been influenced as much by Paul Robeson as anyone else). That’s the high watermark of his talent, to make us believe in the Blues he sings. Now, add to this chilling coctail the thick, oozing Hammond organ of Walt Thompson, the rippling basslines of Michael Sunday, and the shimmering ice-blue rhythms of Dan Bachar’s Fender guitar, and you have a potent drink, refreshing and cool. Like a subterranean river bubbling just below the surface, this is the sound of the Underground. (Bryan Thomas)

On My Way Back Home

суббота, 20 мая 2017 г.

Jimmy Dillon - Rituals

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2006
Time: 46:04
Size: 105,6 MB
Label: Gypsy Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Mighty - 3:49
 2. Long Road - 4:49
 3. Love Not Possesion - 4:34
 4. Undervover Man - 4:23
 5. I'll Be There For You - 4:22
 6. Trouble - 4:41
 7. Louisiana Rain - 4:22
 8. Heaven - 4:05
 9. Rituals - 4:01
10. Dangerous Man - 2:46
11. My Blues - 4:08

"Accomplished and award-winning musician and teacher with an impressive track record. Jimmy has backed up the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Sting and John Lee Hooker (who he recorded a duet with). He has appeared on stage with B.B. King, Carlos Santana and Bonnie Raitt, among many others before embarking on a solo career and recording 5 CDs to date. A quick listen to just a small sampling of his repertoire reveals an eclectic mix of blues, rock, country and Latin styles.
Jimmy is a passionate guitar teacher with a series of online and DVD lessons for acoustic, electric, blues and slide guitar. Jimmy's simple and fun aproach to learning guitar has inspired tens of thousands of students".
"Contemporary blues singer/guitarist Jimmy Dillon first attracted attention on the Chicago club circuit of the 1970s, subsequently touring Europe with the likes of Buddy Guy and Luther Allison; his solo albums include Bad and Blue, The Next Frame and 1999's Rituals". ~ Jason Ankeny

Rituals

пятница, 19 мая 2017 г.

Big Blind - Circus Left Town

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2009
Time: 45:59
Size: 105,7 MB
Label: Coolbuzz Records
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Like Me - 3:42
 2. Freak Show - 2:58
 3. Hold On - 3:11
 4. 3:45 - 3:55
 5. 13 Angels - 4:58
 6. Circus Left Town - 4:11
 7. Russian Roulette - 3:43
 8. Devil's Laughin' - 4:51
 9. My Ol' Suitcase - 3:28
10. Rollin' Your Way - 3:30
11. So Cold - 3:07
12. Just For You - 4:19

De blues is al vaak dood verklaard. Maar steeds staan er weer jongeren op die de muziek herontdekken en voorzien van de broodnodige injecties branie en lef. Uit de Zuid-Hollandse kustplaats Noordwijk komt de band Big Blind, bestaande uit de neven JJ en Dirk van Duijn op gitaar en bas, aangevuld door drummer Niels Duijndam en zanger/harmonicaspeler Wesley van Werkhoven. Vooral laatstgenoemde is een openbaring met zijn rauwe zang en overstuurde harmonicaspel, alsof zijn wieg niet tussen de bollenvelden maar midden in de Mississippi-delta heeft gestaan. Maar ook de rest van de band weert zich kranig in het soort trashblues dat herinnert aan bands als Red Devils en onze eigen Cuban Heels. Maar ook met een slepende bluesballad als 3:45 weet Big Blind prima raad. Mooi ook om te zien dat de band zich niet te goed voelt om zich, de albumtitel indachtig, uit te dossen als circusartiesten. Een beetje showmanship kunnen we in de blues immers best gebruiken. (MS)

Circus Left Town

Left Lane Cruiser - Claw Machine Wizard

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 38:07
Size: 87,7 MB
Label: Alive Naturalsound Records
Styles: Blues Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Claw Machine Wizard - 3:16
 2. The Point is Overflowing - 3:20
 3. Booga Chaka - 3:43
 4. Lay Down - 4:31
 5. Burn Em Brew - 3:54
 6. Still Rollin - 3:30
 7. Lately - 3:08
 8. High Maintenance - 4:18
 9. Smoke Break - 2:15
10. Indigenous - 6:07

Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Left Lane Cruiser has built a solid reputation as an undeniable force of rhythm and raw energy over the last decade. You can hear the band in action on “Claw Machine Wizard”, the title track from the duo’s upcoming LP, due May 19 from Alive Records. A blast of pure, furnace-hot energy, the tune bridges the distance between hill country blues and Black Sabbath. Drummer Pete Dio’s playing recalls the powerful, responsive (and jazz-inflected) work of Sabbath’s Bill Ward. Meanwhile, guitarist/vocalist Freddy J Evans IV reminds us that both blues and heavy rock took long crawls from the back streets to the main street, tracking layers of soulful grit in along the way. Left Lane Cruiser’s appeal is immediate, reaching into our deepest, most primal needs for music that moves both the feet and the soul. More fundamentally, the duo serves to remind us that their music is about that moment when bad times start to take a turn for the better. As Evans himself says, “Sometimes the blues make you feel like you’re stuck in a claw machine. You just need a good woman to come along and snatch you up. And while she’s workin’ on it, pour a little lightnin’ in your whiskey cup!”

Claw Machine Wizard

четверг, 18 мая 2017 г.

Hokie Joint - The Way it Goes... Sometimes

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 47:12
Size: 108,7 MB
Label: Cool Buzz
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. The Way it Goes... Sometimes - 4:28
 2. Mrs Jones - 3:14
 3. Franklin - 4:21
 4. Chocolate Cake - 4:08
 5. Back Where we are Going - 4:13
 6. Tom Rushen Blues - 3:37
 7. The Crying Song - 5:38
 8. Ghost - 4:00
 9. Clarksdale Mill - 5:49
10. Chain Me - 3:50
11. Lost in the City - 3:49

Wie goede contacten heeft kan wat in de blues-wereld, dat blijkt wel uit het volgende relaas omtrent dit nieuwe album. Het Nederlandse Cool Buzz label is verantwoordelijk voor het uitbrengen van dit fijne schijfje. Dat is niet zo moeilijk te verklaren want er was al een link met de harp-speler en Ian Siegal, omdat die al het een en ander samen hadden gedaan. Luisteren we dan naar dit album, dan schieten natuurlijk namen als Howlin Wolf, Ian Siegal, Tom Waits je te binnen. “How blue can You get?” zeg ik dan, want je kan het niet beter hebben. Deze boys doen hun vooral niet na, maar hebben wel invloeden ervan, en het stemgeluid van Burgess lijkt er af en toe een beetje op, maar is ook soms een beetje jawel fatal flowers-achtig, en klinkt gewoon lekker. Deze mondharmonica speler Giles King is ronduit fenomenaal als je het mij vraagt, en deze band heeft veel potentie denk ik, en dat gaan we zeker snel merken. Driving blues with a feeling, zo omschrijf ik dit album, wat ook af toe neigt naar Mamma’s boys trouwens,
De stijl ligt in vele richtingen, en je hoeft je zeker niet te vervelen, sterker nog het is en blijft boeiend. Check it out en huiver in de donkere spelonken met nummers als ”Clarksdale mill”, “Chocolate cake”, “the way it goes”, helemaal mijn pakkie aan.
(frank van engelen)

The Way it Goes... Sometimes

John 'Juke' Logan - Juke Rhythm

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 1998
Time: 63:05
Size: 144,6 MB
Label: Mocombo Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Love Me Like That - 4:02
 2. Dancin' On The Edge Of The Razorblade - 4:31
 3. I Don't Know What I Want (But I Want It Now) - 4:45
 4. Life On The Center Divider (Go Figure) - 4:38
 5. Comb The Streets - 4:13
 6. Da' Blues Hip Hop - 5:54
 7. What's It Gonna' Be - 4:36
 8. Juke's Twist Palace - 3:19
 9. Lone Wolf - 4:01
10. Don't Let Your Mouth Write A Check (That Your Butt Can't Cash) - 5:11
11. Twice Pipes - 2:46
12. The Real Feel - 7:05
13. Lonely Freedom - 3:05
14. Love Me Like That (Primative Mix) - 4:54

Souful eclectic blues, driven by harmonica legend John "Juke" Logan, and special guest artists.
John Farrell Logan got his nickname by playing Little Walter's harmonica-instrumental gem, "Juke," incessantly. Rockin', multi-media-style, in the music world for over 3 decades, Juke's worked with countless major recording artists and musical trendsetters, such as Ry Cooder, Albert Collins, Leon Russell, & Los Lobos.
So now, he is a partner in his own dream, Mocombo Records. Logan explains his artistic agenda: "I've always thought of myself, musically, as being in the people-movin' business. That's what we're trying to do with Mocombo's music - melodically, lyrically, emotionally, spiritually and rhythmically. Also central to this music are the rhythms of the City of Los Angeles, my hometown... multi-textural and multi-cultural rhythms... all the time bustin' through and messin' with ya..."
"Juke Rhythm makes the term 'multi-cultural, as it applies to the blues, seem not only possible,but logical. [It's] the right kind of adventure for these dull times" Blues Revue
"Juke Rhythm is a groove-filled blast! Album Network

Juke Rhythm

Carl Weathersby - Best Of Carl Weathersby

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 68:56
Size: 160,0 MB
Label: Limited Stock
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Come To Papa - 4:38
 2. Restless Feeling - 4:46
 3. Do You Call That A Buddy - 4:23
 4. Don't Lay Your Blues On Me - 4:32
 5. Feels Like Rain - 4:58
 6. Sweet Music - 4:44
 7. Your Love Is Everything - 4:00
 8. Wheel Of Fortune - 4:03
 9. Everything I Do - 3:53
10. It's You That I Want - 4:45
11. All Your Affection Is Gone - 5:13
12. Stop Breakin' Down Blues - 2:57
13. Somebody Help Me - 6:32
14. My Baby - 4:58
15. Hipshakin' Woman - 4:28

Best of Carl Weathersby provides an adequate representation of the singer and guitarist's modern soul-blues output in the late '90s. The 15 tracks are taken from his four discs on the Evidence label, Don't Lay Your Blues on Me, Looking Out My Window, Restless Feeling, and Come to Papa. While a few of these tunes may be too radio-friendly for blues purists, this is the best way to sample Weathersby's smooth vocals and Albert King-influenced guitar licks.

Best Of Carl Weathersby

Denny Ilett - Callin' The Children Home

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 51:00
Size: 117,3 MB
Label: Nugene Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Callin' The Children Home - 4:55
 2. My Babe - 4:17
 3. I Only Got Myself to Blame - 4:56
 4. Eyes In the Back of My Head - 4:25
 5. Angel Eyes - 6:00
 6. Pretty Eyed Baby - 5:55
 7. Opposites Attract - 4:26
 8. In the Keyhole - 4:11
 9. If I Had My Time All Over Again - 4:03
10. Six Feet Under - 4:39
11. Wild Man Blues - 3:08

Musicians:
Denny Ilett - Guitar, Vocals & Percussion;
Phil Parnell - Piano & Organ;
Chris Hill - Acoustic & Electric Bass;
Scott Hammond - Drums.

Denny Ilett (pronounced eye-let) is rare commodity – a virtuoso British guitarist and a talented writer/arranger, who has honed his chops not on the UK scene but rather by playing and touring with some of New Orleans finest including Lillian Boutte and members of such notable bands as The Meters, Dr John and the Harry Connick Jnr Big Band.
For this debut CD, Ilett has put a band together to showcase his “Nawleans” flavoured approach to blues, jazz, rock and points between.
He clearly has a talent for combining catchy melodies and funky rhythms with great guitar work and a voice that sits comfortably within the material. Seemingly, simple ingredients, but few achieve this while also retaining a rawness and honesty that make you want to listen again. Give it a few spins and the melodic hooks revolve in your mind hours later.
As a guitarist, Ilett’s influences are diverse. Elements of T-Bone, Django, Wes, Scofield even a bit of Jimi, but ultimately he sounds like none of them in particular, prefering to tread his own path.
In his song writing and arrangements, Ilett clearly signals where his roots lie. There is a large dose of New Orleans, ranging from the 2nd line-street beat of Callin’ The Children Home and Opposites Attract to the funeral parade interpretation of Angel Eyes and the Meters-like funk of Eyes in the back of my head. It all has that uplifting spirit that characterises New Orleans.
There is also some straight ahead Jazz-blues, for instance Pretty Eyed Baby and If I had my time over again, that shows why Ilett is a sought after arranger and guitarist. The album closes with a stripped-down – guitar & piano – version of Satchmo’s classic Wild Man Blues that brings to mind Mother’s Lament, the throwaway track at the end of Cream’s Disraeli Gears.

Callin' The Children Home

Brother Goose - Brother Goose

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2003
Time: 44:10
Size: 101,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Blues Rock
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Love Had Nothing to Do with It - 4:58
 2. I Got a Right to Sing the Blues - 4:16
 3. You Move Me - 5:10
 4. Sweet Infatuation - 5:49
 5. Kansas City - 6:03
 6. Do the Do - 3:36
 7. One Bourbon - 4:09
 8. Ain't No Use In Me Lying - 3:35
 9. Long Train Boogie - 6:30

Brother Goose was a band formed by the original rhythm section of seminal Australian Blues band 'CHAIN', The bass player is Barry ( big goose ) Sullivan and drummer Barry ( lil goose ) Harvey who is still touring with 'CHAIN', but unfortunately the "Big Goose' passed away just when the music for the 'Brother Goose' album had been recorded, so the guys in the band dedicated the album to Barry ( big goose ) Sullivan ( gone but not forgotten )
The band is four piece now with Ian Wilks on Vocals and Harmonica, Craig Claxton on Guitar and Vocals, Kevin Mercury on Bass Guitar and Lil Goose on drums.

Brother Goose

вторник, 16 мая 2017 г.

Guitar Slim Green - Stone Down Blues

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2015
Time: 33:30
Size: 77,1 MB
Label: Ase Records Ltd
Styles: Blues
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Shake 'Em Up - 2:08
 2. Bumble Bee Bues - 3:27
 3. Make Love All Night - 2:34
 4. My Little Angel Child - 3:58
 5. 5th Street Alley Boogie - 3:13
 6. Old Folks Blues - 2:11
 7. This War Ain't Right - 3:05
 8. You Make Me Feel So Good - 2:04
 9. Big Fine Thing - 2:49
10. Play On Little Girl - 3:13
11. My Marie - 2:20
12. Rock The Nation - 2:21

Guitar Slim Green wasn't a prolific bluesman by any means. He recorded several sides in the '40s, '50s, and '60s, including a pair of singles for Johnny Otis' Dig, but perhaps his best-known recording is 1970's Stone Down Blues, his only full-length record. That's entirely due to who supports him on the album, produced by Johnny Otis, who also played drums on the record and brought in his son Shuggie to play bass and the occasional guitar, forming something of a power trio with Guitar Slim. Certainly, father and son help push Green away from his comfortable wheelhouse -- a wheelhouse that's firmly indebted to T-Bone Walker, whose influence can be heard on Guitar Slim's fluid single-line leads -- and into slightly funkier territory. The Otis rhythm section is loose and gritty, something that's readily apparent on the jumping opener "Shake 'Em Up" and that swing pops up elsewhere, including the John Lee Hooker homage "Old Folks Blues." One of the attractive things about Stone Down Blues is how the Otises continue to goose Green along in sly ways, urging him to sing Johnny's protest tune "This War Ain't Right" and mixing up shuffles ("Make Love All Night") with slow 12-bar blues ("My Little Angel Child"), piano blues ("You Make Me Feel So Good"), and urbanized country blues ("Big Fine Thing"). Green's gravelly voice and mellow presence help tie this all together and the whole album feels something like a casual triumph: Johnny Otis is paying his old friend a favor and, in doing so, finds an unwitting intersection between the old and modern blues at the turn of the '60s.

Stone Down Blues