quarta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2018

Junior Wells - Pleading The Blues (1979)

                                                                Junior Wells
Recorded on Halloween night in 1979, this pairs up Wells and Guy in a fashion that hasn't been heard since Hoodoo Man Blues, their first, and best collaboration. Solid backing by the Philip Guy band (Buddy's brother) makes this album a rare treat. 

Credits
   
Guitar – Buddy Guy
Harmonica, Vocals – Junior Wells
Rhythm Guitar – Phil Guy
Bass Guitar – J.W. Williams
Drums – Ray Allison


Tracklist:

1 Pleading The Blues 7:36

2 It Hurts Me Too 4:20

3 Cut Out The Lights 7:40

4 Just For My Baby 4:06

5 Quit Teasing My Baby 4:24

6 I'll Take Care Of You 6:45

7 Take Your Time Baby 4:02

The Bluescasters - Five Dimes (2005)

                                                           The Bluescasters                                
With a musical style that defies most labels, but is best described as "swinging blues," this debut effort from The Bluescasters consists of 13 songs, ten of which are original compositions.

Likened to a "musical road trip," the songs on Five Dimes reflect the various regional styles of Detroit, Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans and Texas. Always entertaining, The Bluescasters use unique arrangements, diverse musical backgrounds and vocal harmony to distinguish themselves from other blues bands. The melodies are infectious and the lyrics are intriguing and thoughtful. This is a fine first effort from this Ann Arbor, Michigan area band.


Doug Wolgat (Bass/Vocals),
Harry Rodman (Drums/Vocals)
Phil Ryski (Guitar/Harmonica/Keyboards)
Kerry Adams (Guitar/Vocals) 


1 Austin in My Sights 4:55    

2 This Old Guitar 3:28    
       
3 Get Out of My Face 3:21    
   
4 That's All She Left Me 3:47    
   
5 Spin Club 2:39    
   
6 Nobody but You 3:36    
   
7 Whiskey Headed Woman 3:10    
   
8 Grandpa's Dead 2:28    
   
9 Something's Going On in My Room 3:07    
   
10 Big Brother Blues 3:28    
   
11 All Shook Up 3:28    

12 Greyhound Blues 4:53    
   
13 Fat Eddie's Diner 2:52
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terça-feira, 30 de outubro de 2018

Blues Wire : 031 - Who's Calling? (1994)

                                                          Blues Wire : 031
Guitar, Vocals – Elias Zaikos
Bass – Sotiris Zisis
Drums – Alex Apostolakis
Guitar – Nick Dounoussis
Harmonica – George Bandoek (tracks 6), Nondas Erkekoglou (tracks 2)
Organ – George Christianakis
Backing Vocals – Eva Vassiliadou (tracks 1, 6)

 Tracklist:

Mustang Sally    
Blues Junkie    
Who's Been Talking    
Divin' Duck    
Fat Meets Bones    
Crying For My Baby    
Bye Bye Baby    
Because Of You

Janie Cribbs and the T Rust Band - Believe (2016)

                                                                  Janie Cribbs
The Sounds of Janie Cribbs and The T.Rust Band are akin to a colorful Americana Patchwork Quilt of Blues, Roots and Soul music, served with smokey mesmerizing vocals, sweaty slide guitar and an energy that just brings Joy!

   
1.Long Tall Sally 04:18
  
2.Ain't No Sunshine 03:44
  
3.Believe 04:42
  
4.Appalachian Stone 05:43
  
5.Transgendered Jesus 04:24
  
6.Joy on the Other Side 03:34
  
7.Hound Dog 03:11
  
8.Carried Away 04:47
  
9.Hooverville 03:16
  
10.The Road Song 05:06

segunda-feira, 29 de outubro de 2018

Shaun Booker & Sean Carney - Blue Plate Special (2016)

                                                  Shaun Booker & Sean Carney
 'The material we decided to focus on for ‘Blue Plate Special’ is mostly blues based but also incorporates a lot of other more contemporary soul, rock, funk and even psychedelic elements that push my boundaries in a number of different directions,' Carney elaborated, 'this release breaks a lot of new ground for me.' 'Blue Plate Specia'” was recorded at Tony’s Treasures in Cadiz, Ohio and produced by Shaun Booker, Sean Carney and Mark Puskarich and the release features the incredible work of keyboardist Bobby Floyd, who has recently been touring with Dr. John and The Count Basie Orchestra. Released on Carney’s own Nite Owlz Records, this release includes a tribute to late blues icon B.B. King.

01 - Blue Plate Special 3:31
02 - Restless Smile 5:09
03 - Rock Me Baby 5:15
04 - Zero Hero 5:26
05 - T.L. 4:55
06 - I Am A Wipeout 5:38
07 - Another Form Of The Blues 5:57
08 - Sunset Key West 5:23
09 - Yellow Cross 4:51
10 - David & Goliath 5:23
11 - Mr. Telephone Man 3:08
12 - I Don't Even Know Your Name 5:17
13 - Ruling Class 5:06
14 - Tobacco Road 4:04

The Phil Prowse Blues Band - Live at Bradford Roots Music Festival (2016)

                                                     The Phil Prowse Blues Band
Genre:
Swing blues, Chicago blues.


Phil - Mouth Harp, Vocals
Mark - Guitar
Tim - Bass,/
Adrian - Drums


1.Rock This House 04:04
   
2.Just A Dream 04:10
   
3.Tell Me Mama 03:08
   
4.Automatic 04:10
   
5.Country Girl 05:44
   
6.Caldonia 02:56
   
7.Devil Woman 06:54

Joe Louis Walker - Cold Is The Night (1986)

                                                           Joe Louis Walker
The Bay Area blues guitarist's debut album sounds underproduced compared to what would soon follow - and that's no knock. Walker's gritty, expressive vocals and ringing, concise guitar work shine through loud and clear in front of his band, the Boss Talkers. Walker and his producers Dennis Walker and Bruce Bromberg wrote virtually the entire set, including the slashing "Cold Is the Night," "Don't Play Games," and "One Woman." 

 Credits:

Backing Band – Joe Louis Walker & The Boss Talkers
Bass – Eric Ajaye, Henry Oden
Drums – Steve Griffith
Guitar – Joe Louis Walker
Keyboards – Kevin Zuffi, Patrick Moten
Tenor Saxophone – John Phillips
Vocals – Joe Louis Walker


 1. Cold Is the Night
 2. Ten More Shows to Play
 3. Moanin' News
 4. One Woman
 5. I Need Someone
 6. Brother, Go Ahead and Take Her
 7. Fuss and Fight
 8. Gettin' Even
 9. Ridin' High
 10. Don't Play Games

Peter V Blues Train - Running Out Of Time (2018)

                                                           Peter V Blues Train
Peter V‘s Blues Train is a band that has been building quite a following over the pond and could well make a splash over here with their latest release, Running Out of Time. Now in his early 50s, Peter Veteska (hence Peter V) was born in Manhattan. A self-taught musician influenced by Derek And The Dominos, Alvin Lee and The Allman Brothers, he began playing professionally at age 15 but became disillusioned by the music business at 21. After being a builder, he didn’t pick his guitar up again until nine years ago when, I guess, he felt that things just might be different.

The opener, Stay On Track, sets the tone with a sound reminiscent of early Chicago blues supplemented by a saxophone that doesn’t overstay its welcome. Organ fills expand the sound around Peter’s guitar. He gets a lovely tone out of the guitar, which reinforces the early blues feel. A cover of Richard Ray Farrell’s Cherry On The Cream is up next and, with the piano giving a jumping juke joint feel alongside the sax and guitar, they make it their own. The saxophone of Danny Walsh interlocks with Peter’s guitar on the intro to the true blues of Buzzed Busted & Blue. The sax works well here and reminds me of early Taste when Rory Gallagher, who was a mean saxophonist, used it to add extra colour to his tunes. Peter then puts in a lovely paced and played solo. The blues standard Worried Life Blues, first recorded in 1941 by Big Maceo (although it is probably based on the earlier Sleepy John Estes song, Someday Baby Blues) is brought bang up to date next with subtle guitar and vibrato to punctuate the lyrics. His solo is the perfect guide to blues soloing and its styling reminds me of Gary Moore. Running Out Of Time sounds like an Albert King riff adopted and adapted by the band and, with the keyboard rattling behind it, it a damn good song. The lyrics bear close listening to with humour fed into a song about a separation. Time To Collect is an instrumental seeped in the funky side of the blues. Keys and horns to the fore initially and then a great guitar solo in which he travels the fretboard without histrionics. Youngblood is the Pomus/Lieber/Stoller composition made famous by The Coasters. Peter takes the minor blues chord structure and makes it into a new classic: in other words recognisable, but different in an interesting way. The acoustic blues of Time For Me To Go is perfectly placed in the running order to illustrate that Peter and the band are not one trick, electric ponies. It’s a toe-tapping classic blues structure and, were it not for the differences in voices, this would be Bernie Marsden style acoustic blues-rock. Another slow-blues, Freedom, has that Gary Moore blues feel to it, the guitar is so lyrical as Peter plays around the lyrics. Lead vocal duties pass to blues singer, Kelley Dewkett for a part acoustic cover of Bonnie Raitt’s hit Love Me Like A Man. Her vocals are strong and, obviously, fit the song better than Peter’s would. We get another lovely acoustic solo too. Lay Down My Friend closes the album and was written as a tribute to Blues Hall Of Fame member, Michael Packer who died in May 2017 and was a close friend and mentor for Peter. This is pure blues-rock and a mid-paced track of high quality.


Musicians:
Peter V: guitar and vocals
Aron Louis Gornish: keyboards
Alex D’Agnese: drums
Sean Graverson: bass.

Guests:
Jeff Levine, the keyboard player who led Joe Cocker’s band and worked with Hall & Oates and The Chambers Brothers.
Danny Walsh, playing the saxophone (Gregg Allman, Aerosmith and several jazz superstars)
Tom Adams: piano
Coo moe Jhee: bass
Eddie Jackson: congas and vocals
Gary Neuwirth: harmonica
Kelley Dewkett: vocals


Tracklist:
01. Stay On Track 04:51
02. Cherry On The Cream 05:12
03. Buzzed Busted And Blue 04:47
04. Worried Life Blues 05:27
05. Running Out Of Time 04:29
06. Time To Collect 04:05
07. Youngblood 04:03
08. Time For Me To Go 03:21
09. Freedom 04:36
10. Love Me Like A Man 03:59
11. Lay Down My Friend 04:58


sexta-feira, 26 de outubro de 2018

Mudfork Blues - River Cities Live (2006)

                                                                 Mudfork Blues
Following up their very successful 2004 Studio CD Drivin' On Home, Mudfork Blues announces the release of their River Cities Live Album. Recorded live on location in the Ohio river cities of Parkersburg, WV; Marietta, OH and Pomeroy, OH; River Cities Live captures the energy of Mudfork Blues that before could only be experienced at one of their shows.

Completion of this album took nearly a year with hours of recordings in nearly a dozen locations paired down to the final 14 selections. The albums 14 tracks were all recorded direct to digital with only final equalization and mastering added to give a uniform finish to the entire project. No over-dubs, No punch-ins, just crisp and clean electric blues at its best....Live.

If you like mesmerizing vocals, riffy guitar work, lighting keys, solid bass foundations, kickin' bass drum and happy harps, River Cities Live is the disc for you.

The quintessential blues band, Mudfork Blues has shared the stage with the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Johnny Rawls, and Tommy Castro to name a few. Now you can take a Mudfork show to your home with the release of River Cities Live.

1 Further On Up The Road           
 

2 Blues Is All I Need           

3 Hotfingers           

4 Dirt Road           

5 Walkin'           

6 Little Engine           

7 Kansas City           

8 Black Cat Bone           

9 Chicago           

10 Get Your Hands Out of My Pockets           
 

11 Drivin' On Home           

12 Hardly Workin' Man       

13 Hound Dog           

14 Boogie Woogie

quinta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2018

Otis Rush - Live Montauban (1986)

                                                                  Otis Rush   
Live Au Theatre Municipal de Montauban(France)
10/07/1986

 
Otis Rush - Vocals, Guitar
With Professor Blues Review Bluesband:
Eddie Lusk - Keybords
Anthony Palmer - Guitar
Fred Burns - Bass
Eddie Turner -Drums


1 - Instrumental 2 - Gambler's Blues
3 - All Your Love
4 - Crosscut Saw
5 - Right Place Wrong Time
6 - Got My Mojo Working
7 - Double Trouble
8 - Come On Baby
9 - No Right To Be Alone

Robben Ford - Purple House (2018)

                                                               Robben Ford
Purple House, is the new studio album, co-produced by Casey Wasner, features nine powerhouse tracks and the album’s genesis, according to Ford, was simple and uncomplicated. “My concept for the record was to do something with a lot more emphasis on the production than I’ve had in the past”, says Robben. “I’m always pushing myself with each record. I haven’t made one record that sounded like the one before it and this was going to be no different. ‘Purple House’ was a great opportunity to try something really different.”

And he adds: “I used to deliberately write blues and rhythm and blues. The Blue Line, that band really focused on blues and rhythm and blues. Traditional. But over the years I’ve really tried to expand that and this new record, more than anything I’ve ever done, is a real departure from tradition in terms of the songwriting.”

On Purple House we hear special guests appearances such as blues powerhouse vocalist Shemekia Copeland; she sings a duet with Ford on “Break In The Chain.” Travis McCready, the lead singer of the Natchez, Mississippi band Bishop Gunn, contributes the lead vocals on “Somebody’s Fool.”  And we hear a fantastic guitar solo of Bishop Gunn’s guitarist Drew Smithers on the album’s closing track “Willing To Wait”.



 Tracklisting:
 

1. Tangle With Ya
2. What I Haven't Done
3. Empty Handed
4. Bound For Glory
5. Break In The Chain
6. Wild Honey
7. Cotton Candy
8. Somebody's Fool
9. Willing To Wait

quarta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2018

Mr Hardearly - Im A Bluesman (2018)

                                                                   Mr Hardearly
Mr. H's blues draws on his life, his everyday life away from the cotton fields of his origins. The sound of "White Urban Blues" is energetic, modern, and as one is never better served than by oneself, Mr H recorded it in his studio El Grotto with the vintage decoration, that he created there Has about twenty years and in which recorded among others Mauro Serri, Ron Smith, Juju Chjild .


Mr H: Vocals/Guit
Alain Gibert: Vocals/Bass
Frederic Rottier: Drums


1. I'm a Bluesman
2. One desire
3. Over your shoulder
4. Your eyes can't see
5.My cradle
6. Your home
7. Lazy
8. Hey where's the money (feat Fred Chapellier)
9. Little by little
10. A place in my heart
11. No father's son
12. CC (the mean guy)

terça-feira, 23 de outubro de 2018

Nappy Brown - Something Gonna Jump Out the Bushes (1988)

                                                             Nappy Brown
Ultra-solid support from guitarists Anson Funderburgh, Eugene Ross, Ronnie Earl and Earl King, and Black Top's superb house horn section, makes this Dallas-cut set one of Brown's best contemporary albums. His lusty shouting style works well on covers of the Dominoes' "Have Mercy Baby," the "5" Royales' title track, a pair of Earl King-penned numbers, and Robert Ward's "Your Love Is Real." 

 Credits:

 Bass – Rhandy Simmons
 Drums – Marc Wilson
 Guitar – Anson Funderburgh, Ronnie Earl
 Organ, Percussion – Ron Levy
 Percussion – Larry Wallace
 Piano – Matt McCabe
 Piano, Tambourine, Guitar – Earl King
 Producer – Hammond Scott
 Vocals – Nappy Brown


Track Listing
       
1 Have Mercy, Mercy Baby 3:31    

2 Dirty Work 3:08         

3 I'm with You All the Way 4:03        

4 Somethin' Gonna Jump Out the Bushes 3:19    

5 You Mean More to Me Than Gold 3:31         

6 Flamingo 3:00         

7 My Jug and I Nappy Brown 3:47         

8 Life's Ups and Downs 2:58         

9 Your Love Is Real 3:03         

10 You Were a Long Time Coming 3:05         

11 Nothing Takes the Place of You 3:49         

12 I'm Walking Out on You 3:38


David Julia - Inspired (2018)

                                                                David Julia
David Julia is 17 years old and dead serious about the blues. He began performing at the age of seven, and over ensuing decade has grown into a blues powerhouse who is beginning to establish himself far beyond his Florida home.  David has been touring regionally and has already participated in the Memphis-based Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge four years in a row, drawing rave notices from the worldwide crowd.

TRACKS:
01. Hey There Sally
02. If Only
03. Throw Me A Rope
04. Something Ain’t Right
05. Empty Promises
06. Sunshine Boogie
07. Nice And Warm
08. Don’t Get Me Going
09. Keep Her Around Too Long
10. Clean Break
11. You Don’t Need No Shelter


segunda-feira, 22 de outubro de 2018

Sean Chambers - Welcome to My Blues (2018)

                                                               Sean Chambers
This is the new release of the cd by Sean Chambers "Welcome To My Blues", his 7th album, eight original creations and three re-launched foreign compositions by Luther Allison ("Cherry Red Wine"), T-Bone Walker ("All Night Long") and John Ginty ("Boxcar Willie") contains. The latter has a not inconsiderable share in the success of the work, he is involved in matters of keys, partly percussion and drums as well as further songwriting ("Black Eyed Susie" and "Riviera Blue"). Produced by Ben Elliott (including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Savoy Brown, Rory Gallagher, Mountain).

Jimmy Bennett adds additional accents as a 'special guest' in terms of slide guitar, the rest is provided by the rhythm section consisting of Moe Watson (drums, bgv) and Todd Cook (bass). On the current longplayer, the focus this time is more on the more classic hard blues rock, as icons of earlier times like Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Pat Travers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Leslie West & Co. celebrated.

From the opening title tune to the penultimate track "All Night Long" you will (as already hinted at by the coverfront image) be struck down by the driving sound and the infinitely many lively solos of the protagonist, even with supposedly calmer tracks like "Cherry Red Wine" or "Keep Movin 'On", leaves you the unfurled scattered Fillarbeit, barely time to breathe.

Only at the concluding, discreetly jazzed-out Barroom Blues instrumental "Riviera Blue" is it possible to brush off the sweat from the forehead and, halfway relaxed, fall back into the chair. Those who enjoy engaging in played, energetic electric guitar frills in all variations of the old Blues Rock School (the British 'Guitarist' magazine has, by the way, named Sean One Of The Top 50 Blues Guitarists Of The Last Century) will feel absolutely welcome on Sean Chambers' "Welcome To My Blues".
 

1. Welcome to My Blues (00:04:50)
2. Black Eyed Susie (00:04:07)
3. Cherry Red Wine (00:04:33)
4. Boxcar Willie (00:03:56)
5. Cry on Me (00:03:23)
6. One More Night to Ride (00:03:17)
7. Red Hot Mama (00:03:43)
8. You Keep Me Satisfied (00:03:35)
9. Keep Movin On (00:05:40)
10. All Night Long (00:04:54)
11. Riviera Blue (00:04:15)

sexta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2018

Zzizzy Baluba - Relics from the Junkstore (2017)

                                                               Zzizzy Baluba
Crazy redneck Jew music from Oklahoma culture in the Texas blues style.

Genre: Rock: Boogie Rock

1. Southern Crankshaft 4:44    
   
2. I Can't Dance 3:58    
   
3. Selfie Queens 3:14
   
4. Texas Camel Walk 5:03    
   
5. Guitar Playin' Man 5:01    
   
6. Trucks (Formally Cars) 3:56    
   
7. Old Skool 5:11    
   
8. Strat Shufle 5:54

White Boy James and The Blues Express - White Boy James and The Blues Express (1992)

                                                         White Boy James
James Page was born in Compton, California, raised in Paramount and Cerritos California. "Whiteboy" spent most of his formative years in Southern California, but his musical influences changed radically when he began listening to his uncles Deep South Rhythm and Blues and Country Records. "Whiteboy" found it difficult to fit into the "Beach Boy" culture, when his soul was into the likes of Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan, Sam "Lightning" Hopkins, Big Joe Turner, and the list goes on to include Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Wills and even Spike Jones. Fast forward to the mid 1980's… the peak period of the Southern Californian blues explosion. Blues bands were forming everywhere from garages to all night blues jams in various nightclubs. "Whiteboy" James had several tunes in his repertoire by this time, and was ready and willing to sit in, sing, and blow some harmonica with whoever would call him up on stage (The Mighty Flyers, William Clarke, James Harman, The Blasters (Phil and Dave Alvin), Johnny Dyre, Joe Houston, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Top Jimmy, Juke Logan and the list goes on…).
It was at one of the jams that the original Blues Express was formed. Soon thereafter, the band was gigging all over the Southern California blues circuit. "Whiteboy" James became quite the buzz. People were talking about this Jump and Jive entertainer, who not unlike his boyhood hero Cab Calloway was out there leading a swinging blues band (dressed in a trench coat as opposed to Cab Calloway's tux and tails). "Whiteboy" James and the Blues Express continued to play throughout the 1990s, but times got hard in the new millennium, until now! The band is back, and better than ever, and so is "Whiteboy" James! This is an act that must be expreienced live and in person. Do yourself a favor and see "Whiteboy" James and the Blues Express as soon and as often as you dare.


Credits

Bass – Scott Lambert
Drums – Henree DeBaun
Guitar – Henry Carvajal, Scott Abeyta
Harmonica – Whiteboy James
Vocals – Whiteboy James


Tracklist:
1 Well Alright     3:15
2 Mean Mistreatin' Woman 3:18
3 Slow Down And Let Me Love You 3:33
4 Stay Out Late At Night 2:51
5 Excuse Me For Scribblin' 2:45
6 Big Butted Women 3:55
7 Night Train Whyne 2:38
8 Gold Brique Bar 3:18
9 Something On Your Mind Vocals – Henry Carvajal 4:00
10 Trouble 3:49
11 The Big Man 3:07
12 Big Blue Train 4:31

quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2018

Bob Sparks - Not Scared (2018)

                                                                   Bob Sparks                                    
Genre: Blues

01. Not Scared 00:04:26
02. Christmas Time Blues 00:05:54
03. Come To The Well 00:03:07
04. Thirsty Soul 00:05:23
05. Not Ashamed 00:06:41
06. Southside Jam 00:03:50
07. Trust You Lord 00:04:46
08. Falling Down 00:07:22
09. Praise From Africa 00:03:55
10. Denada 00:03:27
11. Straight Path 00:03:33
12. Change Of The Tide 00:04:23

Phillip Walker - Live At Biscuits & Blues (2002)

                                                              Phillip Walker
Singer-guitarist Phillip Walker was part of the post-World War II musical migration to California that transplanted Gulf Coast blues styles to fertile new ground. His T-Bone Walker-influenced sound, captured in concert on this disc, combines the lessons learned from his early work with Louisiana zydeco legend Clifton Chenier with a hard-edged Texas blues attack, and he surrounds himself with the riffing horns of jump blues. Walker was well served by his participation on 1999's Lone Star Shootout session with Lonnie Brooks and Long John Hunter, but the true depth and diversity of his talents are on better display here. The set starts with a bright, horn-powered rendition of Walker's "Hello My Darling" breakout single from the late '50s before rolling through more modern material like the Robert Cray hit "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," a Walker original. But it is on Jimmy McCracklin's down and dirty "Think"-with Charlie Musselwhite adding some harmonica and a smoldering Angela Strehli trading vocal verses-that Walker hits his stride. An uptempo version of the Ann Peebles Stax standard "Breaking Up Somebody's Home" is an added treat, and the swinging and soulful rendition of Lowell Fulson's classic "Reconsider Baby," complete with some hot harp from Rick (Little Charlie and the Nightcats) Estrin, is nothing short of a masterpiece. Walker's tough Texas guitar tone deftly slices through the big-band accompaniment, and in the process he recaptures, personalizes, and updates the spirit of the quintessential West Coast blues sound.


Credits:

Baritone Saxophone – Earl Mallory
Bass, Vocals – James Thomas
Drums, Vocals – Aaron Tucker
Guitar, Vocals – Phillip Walker
Keyboards – Alves Ventura
Tenor Saxophone – Bobby Lester
Trumpet – Joe Campbell
Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Carle Vickers

 

1 Hello My Darling 4:13

2 Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark 5:25

3 Think, Harmonica – Charlie Musselwhite Vocals – Angela Strehli 4:46

4 Crying For My Baby 5:54

5 Respirator Blues 5:53

6 Mary Ann 4:36

7 Reconsider Baby, Harmonica – Rick Estrin 3:19

8 Breaking Up Somebody's Home 4:44

9 90 Proof 5:08

10 I've Got A Problem 5:08

11 Along About Midnight 7:45

12 Linda Lu 6:37

Iron Kyte - Iron Kyte Live at Redbones! (2018)

                                                                  Iron Kyte
Formed in 2013, by Rhythm Guitarist and songwriter Brendon Wesley, Iron Kyte under the THEN name "Skaibrid" was of only two blues/ rock bands in jamaica, Brendon added his childhood friend and amazing Drummer Shannon and later dynamic lead guitarist Reece the band started working on their music. Only to be joined later by jaw dropping vocalist Ariella in 2017, the band was complete and continues to wow audiences at every show with their heavy rythm grooves, soul piercing lead guitar licks, powerhouse drumming... and heart pounding vocals.

Ariella Wisdom - Vocals
Brendon Wesley - Vocals Rhythim Guitar
Reece Chen - Lead Guitar
Tafarie Hutchinson - Bass
Shannon Shaw - Drums

Influences:
Cream, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Rolling stones, Howlin wolf, Gary Clark Jr

1.Woman 02:34
           
2.Boom Boom 03:02
   
3.Shelter 04:22
       
4.Iron Kye - Gypsy Woman 04:24
           
5.Dirty Glass 05:14
           
6.Daddy's Coming Home 03:18
       
7.Whole Lotta Love 03:55

Blues Wire - NOS (2018)

                                                                 Blues Wire
Elias Zaikos (Guitars / Vocals)  Sotiris Zisis (Bass Guitar)  Niki Gourz (Drums)

In the words of blues prodigy Katie Webster, "Blues Wire are the best blues band in Europe and deserve to be heard by a wider audience". According to many who have ever witnessed a Blues Wire gig this band is one of Europe's best kept blues secrets and they should finally get the chance to be known to blues lovers around the world. The Blues Wire formed in 1983.

A year later, they recorded the first blues album ever to be made by Greek musicians. Thousands of gigs in every kind of venue imaginable, scores of TV and radio show appearances in Greece as well as abroad and an enviable recording expertise have helped define their tight and recognizable?sound, a mixture of passion and maturity that only comes with experience.?
Playing at festivals and clubs in countries like France, Italy, Austria and Hungary (among others) consolidated as well as increased their reputation which was even more amplified by numerous enthusiastic press reviews all around Europe.

Through the years Blues Wire have often backed up top blues artists such as Katie Webster, John Hammond, Larry Garner, Big Time Sarah, Carey and Lurrie Bell, Angela Brown, Louisiana Red & Al Copley, to mention a few, proving they can keep up with the best of them. They have also opened for legendary musicians like Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Albert King, Otis?Rush and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Their skill and musicianship led them to memorable jam sessions with blues?pioneers like Champion Jack Dupree, rising stars like Sherman Robertson and well-known British blues players like Dave Kelly & Doctor Feelgood .
?Blues Wire have provided the foundation of the Greek blues scene and the main inspiration for many younger musicians, while their leader Elias Zaikos (guitar, vocals) is considered the most important blues artist in the country.

1 Junior Grade    
2 Foolish Pride    
3 Swag    
4 Stella    
5 Holmes Too    
6 That Green Guitar    
7 Weirdo Fank    
8 False Alarm    
9 King 'O Planet Earth    
10 Ode To The Obscure    
11 Done Got Tired    
12 TX Fuel Stomp    
13 Awh Baby Blues    
14 The Minter Torch

quarta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2018

Eddie Taylor - Stormy Monday (1975)

                                                              Eddie Taylor
1 Road Of Love 7:59
2 Rock Me Baby 6:07
3 A Pain In My Neck 5:17
4 Stormy Monday 6:58
5 Blues Club 5:04
6 Let Me Love You Baby 4:37
7 Woman You Must Be Stone Crazy 5:32


Credits:
 Bass – Lothar Meid
Drums – Allen Blairman
Guitar – William Powell
Organ, Piano – Jimmy Jackson
Vocals, Tenor Saxophone – Eddie Taylor

Big Al Carson - Live At The Funky Pirate (1995)

                                                             Big Al Carson
1 I'll Play The Blues For You 8:00
2 Built For Comfort 3:58
3 Back Door Man 6:13
4 Born Under A Bad Sign 5:47
5 Crossroads 5:02
6 Pull Your Pants Up 5:06
7 It Hurts Me Too 6:25
8 Tangeray (Hand Grenade Song) 4:48
9 Mannish Boy/Hoochie Coochi Man 11:50
10 Georgia 7:56
11 Big Leg Woman 3:51

terça-feira, 16 de outubro de 2018

Big Al Carson - Live At The Funky Pirate Vol 2 (1995)

                                                                Big Al Carson
Now in their 5th year at Funky Pirate, Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters have become the must-see act on Bourbon Street. Tourists from around the world visit Funky Pirate several times during their stay in the Crescent City to experience the "Blues" like you've never heard them before as the 495 pound "Big Al" belts out traditional as well as original songs as visitors enjoy world famous specialty drinks....

Big Al Carson vocals
Harry Sterling guitar
Bob E drums
Harold J. Scott bass 


1 Further On Up the Road
2 Champagne and Reefer
3 Members Only
4 What a Wonderful World
5 Still Call It the Blues
6 Jesus Just Left Chicago
7 For the Good Times
8 Soul Man
9 Mustang Sally

John Mayall - The Last Of The British Blues (1978)

                                                                 John Mayall     
This was the last of the six albums John Mayall originally made for Blue Thumb/ABC Records between 1975 and 1978, about which he has said, "ABC released six of my albums as a tax write-off. A week after they were released you couldn't find them in any store." It's a live album on which Mayall fronts a quartet consisting of guitarist James Quill Smith (who sings lead on several songs), bassist Steve Thompson, and drummer Soko Richardson. The approach is rock-oriented, and the set list includes such Bluesbreakers favorites as Mose Allison's "Parchman Farm," and Freddie King's "Hideaway" (taken at a frantic tempo), along with the usual complement of generic Mayall originals, among them, a remake of "The Bear," from Blues From Laurel Canyon.


John Mayall - vocals, guitar, harmonica, clavinet
James Quill Smith - vocals, guitar
Steve Thompson - bass guitar
Soko Richardson – drums

1. Tucson Lady
2. Parchman Farm
3. There's only now
4. The Teaser
5. Hideaway
6. The Bear
7. Lonely Birthday
8. Lowdown Blues
9. Another Man
10.It Must be Three

Bryan Lee - Sanctuary (2018)

                                                                   Bryan Lee
The night before a festival performance in a church in Spitsbergen, Norway, the blind New Orleans guitar legend heard an entire musical arrangement for the Lord’s Prayer in his sleep. The next day, he performed it just as he heard it.

So inspired were he and the band they recorded it while still in Norway. But it would be seven years, and a chance meeting with producer Steve Hamilton who offered his studio and skills, before the rest of the album became a reality.

The result is an 11-song masterwork expressing Lee’s attitude toward life, love for the Lord, and gratitude for his talent and career.

There is a lot to be grateful for, but it did not come easily.

Lee lost his sight at 8 years old, but by 15, he was playing music for crowds in the Midwest.

Tracklist:

1. Fight For The Light
2. The Gift
3. Jesus Gave Me The Blues
4. U-Haul
5. Sanctuary
6. Mr.Big
7. Only If You Praise The Lord
8. Don't Take My Blindness For A Weakness
9. I Ain't Gonna Stop
10. The Lord's Prayer
11. Jesus Is My Lord And Savior

segunda-feira, 15 de outubro de 2018

Carey Bell & The King Bees - Live (2007)

                                                                  Carey Bell
His place on the honor roll of Chicago blues harpists long ago assured, Carey Bell truly came into his own in the '90s as a bandleader with terrific discs for Alligator and Blind Pig. He learned his distinctive harmonica riffs from the Windy City's very best (both Walters -Little and Big - as well as Sonny Boy Williamson II), adding his own signature effects for good measure (an otherworldly moan immediately identifies many of his more memorable harp rides).


1 Low Down Shame 5:09    

2 Gotta Go 3:27                         

3 Shoulda Did What Mama Told Me 5:48        

4 Five Long Years 8:40    

5 Mellow Down Easy 3:08

6 Shoulda Did What Mama Told Me - Part 2  3:56

William Clarke - Live in Germany (1995)

                                                                William Clarke
 In fact, he was mentored and played for years with the late great George "Harmonica" Smith, one of the many fine harpists who played with Muddy Waters. But Bill was not just a great technician who could copy the greats - there are many of those and there is nothing wrong with that. At the very least, they keep the music alive. However, Clarke developed his own distinctive style, both as a harpist and a blues belter and in my opinion left his own mark as an all time great. He died far too young at the age of 45 in 1996. Who knows how much better this already great talent could have become. 

Credit:

 Bass – Willie Brinlee
 Drums – Eddie Clark
 Guitar – John "Marx" Markowski
 Vocals – John Markowski (tracks: 4)
 Vocals, Harmonica – William Clarke

    
1 Blowin' Like Hell 4:55    
   
2 She's Dynamite 6:34    

3 Lookin' to the Future 5:35    
   
4 I Cried All Last Night 6:17    

5 All Night Long 7:33    
   
6 Iodine in My Coffee 6:40    

7 Educated Fool 5:47    
   
8 Been Around the World 4:15    
   
9 One Room Country Shack 5:26    
   
10 Lollipop 6:04

quinta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2018

The Kinsey Report - On The Record With (2010)

                                                             The Kinsey Report
The Kinsey Report is a Gary, Indiana based band, established in 1984 by the brothers Donald, Ralph, and Kenneth Kinsey, plus a family friend, Ron Prince. As Big Daddy Kinsey and the Kinsey Report, they effectively backed their father, Big Daddy Kinsey. Lester Davenport played harmonica with the group.

Artist: The Kinsey Report
Album: On The Record With The Kinsey Report
Genre: Funky Blues Rock
Origin: USA
Released: 2010
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
01. Dead In Your Tracks [00:05:11]
02. When The Church Burned Down [00:06:20]
03. I Wonder ( Why Are You So Mean To Me?) [00:06:41]
04. Time Is Running Out [00:05:33]
05. Rock Me Baby [00:07:02]
06. Look On Yonder’s Wall [00:05:38]
07. Get Up, Stand Up [00:08:03]
08. Breakin’ Up Somebody’s Home [00:08:30]
09. Outskirts Of Town [00:14:07]

quarta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2018

The Russ Tippins Electric Band - Electrickery (2010)

                                                 The Russ Tippins Electric Band
Here's a rocking debut release that will appeal to all lovers of the `power trio' . . . The Russ Tippins Electric Band, who, on "Electrickery" deliver ten tracks, all original, bar one Jimi Hendrix cover; actually make that 11 tracks, with a hidden gem at the end of `pedal to the floor' blues rock, that has already gained the band a most favourable review in "Classic Rock" magazine.

The band comprises of Russ Tippins himself on guitar and vocals, and the thundering rhythm section of John Dawson (bass) and Ian Halford (drums), who have played together for five years in two different outfits. This looks like a well-organised outfit, from fine production of the music (recorded at Cluny Studios in Newcastle). The band have yet to strike out from their native North East, being a rock band in a blues band world, but they finding gigs outside of their home turf.

Kicking off, a blazing cover of a rare Jimi Hendrix gem, "Freedom", admirably very well done here. The rest of the songs are all written by Russ Tippins, starting with the SRV-influenced driving blues rocker "Little Josephine", fired by his expressive voice, blistering soloing and the top rhythm section. "Comeuppance" has a deceptively gentle intro before this slide-driven rocker kicks into life, with the pace genuinely taken down on the lovely "She's Gone" with some very tasteful licks from Tippins on this ballad.

"Number Thirteen" rocks hard and would sit easily in the British classic rock field; the following "This Building's On Fire" is a breakneck boogie with some delicious guitar playing, and is already a favourite, being absolutely belting live! "Chuck It" is a mid-tempo rocker, which is followed by the title cut, "Electrickery", a pure showcase for Russ Tippins guitar work, marrying Allman with Santana sounds and which rides along on a nice groove.

The listed closing "Indy Boogie", with what sounds like a snatch of AC/DC thrown in for good measure, is a fitting rocking closer to a most enjoyable release, with a `hidden' bonus track, a rousing cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song", proving you can take the boy out the Led Zepp tribute, but not the Led Zepp out the boy.

terça-feira, 9 de outubro de 2018

Lightnin' Moe -Things Go My Way (2002)

                                                                 Lightnin' Moe
Lighnin' Moe from Århus has slowly established themselves as one of the most exiting and energetic blues bands in the country.

They primarily play their own compositions, inspired by Chicaogo and Texas blues, of the most rocking, rolling and unpolished kind. With a charismatic Morten 'Lightnin' Moe' Steenbæk in front, vocal and harp, the guitar-slinger Kasper 'Lefty' Vegebjerg, the ground solid Peter 'The Planet' Dunvad on bass and finally Tim 'JUmpfoot' Petersen on drums, they create their own version of the 'old school' authentic sound of the 50'es.


1 Things Go My Way 3:12
2 Something To Remember You By 3:52
3 Hotter Than Hot 3:42
4 Cool Daddy O's 4:58
5 True Lover 4:35
6 Sleeping In The Ground 3:34
7 Everything's Alright     3:21
8 Bad Luck Is Falling 3:30
9 Third Degree 7:52
10 Walking On Thin Ice 3:38
11 Snatch It Back 3:09
12 Sufferin' Mind 2:49
13 Cool Riding Daddy 3:34
14 Things Gonna Be Alright 4:46
15 Let Me Prove     3:34
16 Telephone Blues 3:49

A.C. Reed - Live (1989)

                                                                 A.C. Reed
To hear tenor saxist A.C. Reed bemoan his fate on-stage, one might glean the impression that he truly detests his job. But it's a tongue-in-cheek complaint -- Reed's raspy, gutbucket blowing and laid-back vocals belie any sense of boredom.

Sax-blowing blues bandleaders are scarce as hen's teeth in Chicago; other than Eddie Shaw, Reed's about all there is. Born in Missouri, young Aaron Corthen (whether he's related to blues legend Jimmy Reed remains hazy, but his laconic vocal drawl certainly mirrors his namesake) grew up in downstate Illinois. A big-band fan, he loved the sound of Paul Bascomb's horn on an obscure Erskine Hawkins 78 he heard tracking on a tavern jukebox so much that he was inspired to pick up a sax himself.

Arriving in Chicago during the war years, he picked up steady gigs with Earl Hooker and Willie Mabon before the '40s were over. In 1956, he joined forces with ex-Ike Turner cohort Dennis "Long Man" Binder, gigging across the southwest for an extended period. Reed became a valuable session player for producer Mel London's Age and Chief labels during the early '60s; in addition to playing on sides by Lillian Offitt, Ricky Allen, and Hooker, he cut a locally popular 1961 single of his own for Age, "This Little Voice."

Tenor Saxophone, Vocals - A.C. Reed
Guitar - Albert Collins, Vence Kelly, Essex "Grownman" Madden
Bass - Douglas Watson, Johnny B. Gayden
Drums, Casey Jones, Jeff Tayler
Trumpet- Ed "Fishman" Madden, Bonie
Tenor & Baritone Saxophone - Steve Koerner
Trombone - Mac Farlane

01-Ain't Doing To Bad
02-Introduction
03-She's Fine
04-Come On Home
05-Broke Music
06-These Blues Are Killing Me
07-Take These Blues And Shovem
08-Things I Want You To Do
09-Boogie

segunda-feira, 8 de outubro de 2018

Memphis Slim - Bluesingly Yours (1967)

                                                               Memphis Slim
This brief segment of the Memphis Slim story unearths a parcel of tasty tracks recorded during 1967 in Paris where Slim would live out the rest of his life. Here he delivers his usual mix of slow drags, soulful struts, shuffles, and boogies, working the piano and singing the blues. Solid support is provided by guitarist Mickey Baker, bassists Guy Pedersen and Roland Lobligeois, and drummer Andre Arpino. The rest of the personnel remain largely unidentified; the nameless organist and a tidy anonymous horn section put a lot of meat on the ribs of this album. On "People People" and "Christina" the organ establishes a vibe comparable with certain wistful portions of John Mayall's largely introspective Bare Wires album, a distant cousin to this session recorded in April of the following year. "Feeling the Blues" is most unique as Slim gives voice to his emotions accompanied only by Baker on acoustic guitar. This is excellent music, and the producers were wise to reissue it. Yet it is not, however, a judicious use of CD space; there are only 35 minutes of music on here. If they had combined it with Clap Your Hands, another album in the series lasting a mere 28 minutes, one wouldn't feel quite so shortchanged.

1. Don'T Doubt Me
2. People People
3. Bluesingly Yours
4. Waiting Game
5. Watch Out Baby
6. Feeling The Blues
7. The Girl I Met Last Night
8. Christina
9. The Animal In Me
10. Mississippi Water
11. My Dog Is Mean
12. Paris Scene

Bob Hall - What Goes Round (2008)

                                                                Bob Hall
Hall first heard blues via Winifred Atwell’s boogie-woogie in the early 50s, when he started playing as an 11-year-old in Bermondsey, London. However, it was his first exposure to Howling Wolf’s ‘Smokestack Lightning’ that really initiated his lifelong obsession with the blues. He was trained by Brighton teacher Mr Heckman, a former collaborator with Stéphane Grappelli, and his father, also a pianist. By the time he enrolled at Durham University he was enraptured by the British blues boom pioneered by the Yardbirds, and applied continually for piano positions through Melody Maker’s situations vacant column. Eventually he gained an audition for the Dollar Bills, led by Tony McPhee, which proved successful. The unit soon changed its name to the Groundhogs, and Hall’s first live experience came backing John Lee Hooker on his UK tour in 1964. From that point onwards he began an odyssey of support appearances for blues greats such as Fred McDowell, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, both on stage and on record. He also wrote much of the material for a band called Tramp, which included Mick Fleetwood, Dave Kelly and Jo Ann Kelly. Sadly, after one album for Spark Records, the group fell apart. Together with Rolling Stones pianist Ian Stewart, drummer Charlie Watts and another pianist, George Green, Hall then recorded Jamming The Boogie for Black Lion Records, another record that achieved significant acclaim.

Hall established a significant reputation as a blues pianist and keyboard player. Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Little Walter, Homesick James, Savoy Brown, Snooky Pryor, Lightnin’ Slim, Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce, Muddy Waters, Jo Ann Kelly and the Groundhogs are among the many artists he has accompanied. Additionally with his friend Bob Brunning he was a member of the Brunning Sunflower Blues Band, and later Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band and Brunning Hall. Moreover, despite appearing on nearly 100 separate blues albums, Hall never gave up his day job as a solicitor in Swindon, Wiltshire, and Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Between such projects Hall continued to meet and play with visiting American blues artists. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of the first boogie-woogie record, his next project was Rocket 88 (1981), which also involved Korner, Bruce, Watts and Stewart. Two years were then lost to illness in the early 80s. It was only in the 90s that Hall began to think of himself as a songwriter rather than accompanist, leading to the release of At The Window in 1993, although he continued to tour and record in a group format with the Blues Band. He continued to concentrate on his vocals, notably with Don’t Play Boogie in 2000. His relaxed and effortless delivery is similar to that of Mose Allison.


Bob Hall - Lead Vocals, Keyboards
Hilary Blythe - Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals,
Dennis Cotton - Drums, Percussion 
Kim Simmonds - Guitar, Producer
Pete Mc Mahon - Harmonica, Backing Vocals
Christian Sawyer - Tenor Saxophone 


Tracklist:

01. I Can't Get My Ass In Gear
02. Road Of No Return
03. Running With The Blues
04. Bloodhound Blues
05. What Goes Round Comes Back
06. The All Star Medicine Show
07. Backwater Blues
08. Alone With The Blues
09. One More Road
10. Back On The Valley
11. Same Old Place

Henrik Freischlader Band - Hands On The Puzzle (2018)

                                                    Henrik Freischlader Band
Henrik Freischlader There he is again, sometimes in a trio or in a big cast as on the last tour.
Never boring, always fresh, authentic and always listening to Henrik's ingenious guitar playing / sound.


Tracklist:

[04:59] 01. Community Immunity
[04:41] 02. Love Straight
[05:01] 03. Those Strings
[05:21] 04. Winding Stair
[03:45] 05. Rat Race Carousel
[07:51] 06. Where Do We Go
[03:26] 07. Stand Up, Little Brother
[06:21] 08. Share Your Money
[08:38] 09. Animal Torture
[04:47] 10. I Don't Work
[07:27] 11. Mournful Melody
[10:58] 12. Creactivity

quinta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2018

Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith - Live in Europe (1973)

                                                  Lightnin' Slim & Whispering Smith
Musicians:
Lightnin' Slim – guitar, vocals
Moses "Whispering" Smith – harmonica, vocals
Jimmy Dawkins – guitar
W.D. Kent – bass
Billy Davenport – drums
Boogie Woogie Red – piano
Roger Hill – bass
Tom Farnell - drums

Tracklist:

01 Lonesome Cabin Blues
02 My Starter Won't Work
03 Just Imagination
04 Caress Me Baby
05 Baby What You Want MeTo Do
06 I Want You To Love Me
07 You Got Me Dizzy
08 Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
09 Storm in Texas
10 Got My Mojo Working
11 Wintertime Blues
12 Take Me Back Baby
13 Texas Flood
14 Love Bug
15 Walking in The Park

Tonya Graves - Back To Blues (2015)

                                                              Tonya Graves
Tonya Graves returns to his beloved genre on his second solo album and owns the musical roots. The well-known album Back To Blues is also a celebration of the unforgettable art of composers and performers who formed the basis of modern popular music. Stainless love songs.
In a particular way, she sang famous songs that blended with the blues' styling. This was a special album that Tonya decided to give up on this specific genre that gave the basis for jazz, ragtime, rock and roll, rock and country. Songs for Back To Blues were chosen not only for their personal meaning, but also for their special memories that helped her to imprint her own face on individual melodies.
Back to Blues was produced by Lukáš Martinka and other attractive guests, including the famous pianist Ondřej Pivek and one of Josef Štěpánek's best instrumentalists, took part in Tonyi's accompanying band.
Among the authors and original songwriters selected by Tonya Graves for the album Back To Blues, Muddy Waters is nicknamed Chicago blues father as well as rhythm and blues queen Big Mama Thornton, jazz diva Etta James and one of the most influential guitarists in the history of rock music Jimi Hendrix, also Jimmy Reed, who was one of the first in the Blues Hall of Fame. For somebody, perhaps surprisingly, Tonya chose the successful country song Dolly Parton, and could not even forget a song from the repertoire of genius Ray Charles.

Back to Blues, singer Tonyi Graves was involved with guitarist Antonin Dlapa, pianist Jan Andr, bass guitarist Ondřej Hauser, drummer Oliver Lipenský and guitarist Lukáš Martínek, who also produced the entire album. As a guest there was also a player at Hammondka Ondřej Pivec.

Tracklist

01 Thrill Is Gone 3:30
02 Houd Dog 3:41
03 May This Be Love 5:10
04 Something's Got a Hold on Me 3:11
05 If You Love Me Baby 4:38
06 Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin' 4:39
07 Blues in the Night     3:51
08 I Just Wanna Make Love to You 5:26
09 Jolene 4:28
10 Meaning of the Blues 5:25

quarta-feira, 3 de outubro de 2018

Michael Russell - Six Strings Away (2017)

                                                             Michael Russell
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter based out of Northern California. A performing and recording artist showcasing original blues, roots rock'n'roll, and hints of Americana.

Michael Russell's stone cold blues guitar licks, old school rock 'n' roll energy, and timeless songwriting style make him and the Michael Russell Trio a refreshing addition to the California blues and roots rock scene.

Since Russell's debut album, 'Six Strings Away', was released in Oct. 2017, The Michael Russell Trio has been covering a lot of ground; performing from Lake Tahoe to San Luis Obispo.

Michael Russell  - Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals
Ben Colbeck - Bass Guitar & Backup Vocals
Garrett Smart - Percussion & Backup Vocals

1. Settle the Score 5:16    
   
2. Drinkin' 2:43    
   
3. Lose My Mind 3:45    
   
4. When Blue Eyes Turn Grey 4:19    
   
5. Trust a Few (Love All) 3:59    
   
6. Good Love Bad Love 3:46    
   
7. Cold Coffee 3:14    
   
8. Can't Quit You 3:46    
   
9. Sometimes 3:12    
   
10. Setting Sun 3:35    
   
11. When Blue Eyes Turn Grey (Reprise) 3:45    
   
12. What Are You Waiting For 2:58

Bob Lanza Blues Band - Kids Dogs & Crazy Women (2018)

                                                          Bob Lanza Blues Band
This is new Bob Lanza CD,Kids, Dogs & Krazy Women. Working with acclaimed producer and performer, Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors, Noel Redding, Lenny Kravitz), at his Sonic Boom Recording Studio in Raritan, New Jersey, Lanza delivers a mix of covers and originals, done only the way he can do it. The album also includes a tribute to the late, great harmonica master, James Cotton, penned by Lanza and Krizan.

01. Kids Dogs And Krazy Women (3:46)
02. Little Momma (3:39)
03. Not The Man I Use To Be (5:24)
04. Walking After Midnight (2:53)
05. Full Time Lover (4:56)
06. Hey Cotton (2:38)
07. Problems (4:13)
08. Every Side Of Lonsome (4:24)
09. Let Me In (2:53)
10. Hey Baby (3:08)
11. Raritan River Stomp (3:35)

terça-feira, 2 de outubro de 2018

Mia Dyson - Parking Lots (2005)

                                                                Mia Dyson
Her voice is not rough, but it's a guttural grab that is rugged and slow-combusting, like a good blues voice should be.

It sure doesn't sound like the voice of 24-year-old Victorian country girl playing her father's handmade guitars.

Imagine Lucinda Williams on a five-day bender, crossed with Renee Geyer in a bad mood, and you have one end of it.

If Parking Lots has a problem, it is that Dyson goes to that well a little too often or stays a little too long. It's not because she can't do otherwise. When she eases back and lets a smoother tone come through, it can be revelatory.

Maybe she feels she has to remind us she isn't some flighty visitor to a genre where pretence can be rapidly exposed.

She doesn't need to worry, though. Dyson was mightily impressive with her 2003 debut, Cold Water. Now she reinforces how exciting a talent she is as a singer, guitarist and songwriter.

The writing part is the weakest, but that's only by degrees because a song such as Choose has a captivating melodic lyricism.

It's also hard to ignore the gleeful zest of Roll Me Out or the reflective soulfulness of No Other.

As for her guitar playing, Dyson can burn with a kind of lashing brutality (Down), or just caress you with a roughened but still tender hand in Fire Creek, which closes the album in a waft of eucalyptus. She's good and getting better.

Parking Lots isn't a life's defining work, but it consolidates a reputation built on talent rather than topicality.

MIA DYSON: ELECTRIC, SLIDE & BARITONE GUITARS, LAP STEEL, VOCALS
DANIEL FARRUGIA: DRUMS, PERCUSSION
LUCAS TARANTO: BASS
RENEE GEYER: BACKING VOCALS
STEVE HESKETH: HAMMOND B3 ORGAN
JIM DYSON: SLIDE SOLO
CARL PANNUZZO: BACKING VOCALS, BV ARRANGEMENTS
SIME NUGENT: BACKING VOCALS
MATT WALKER: ACOUSTIC GUITAR, ACOUSTIC GUITAR


1.Roll Me Out 04:31
       
   
2.Parking Lots 05:21
       
   
3.I Meant Something To You Once 04:12
       
   
4.Christmas Island 03:36
   
       
5.No Other 05:06
       
   
6.Rivers Wide 03:34
   
       
7.Dark Time 04:13
   
       
8.Little Piece 04:03
   
       
9.Choose 04:53
       
   
10.Down 05:19
   
       
11.Fire Creek 03:24