sexta-feira, 30 de novembro de 2018

Elliott And The Audio Kings - Long Live The King (2018)

                                                     Elliott And The Audio Kings
Elliott and the Audio Kings, from Waterloo Ontario, are a new voice in the Blues coming at you with an old school approach. Standing on the bedrock of the blues recorded by the post-war masters, Elliott & the Audio Kings are building on that foundation.

Credits:

Mike Elliott - Guitar and vocals
Scott Fitzpatrick - Bass
Jonny Sauder - Drums

Tracklist:

1. Zim Zam Zoom 2:44
2. All Revved Up 3:29
3. Shoulder The Weight 4:57
4. Haven't Been Kind 3:39
5. Pringles And Perrier 3:26
6. Touch Of Your Hand  4:56
7. Nothin' Pleases You 3:42
8. Day Drinking 3:14
9. Rich Girl 2:00
10. Long Live The King 3:48
11. Heart Attack 3:32
12. Tin Sandwich 2:37


Charley Musselwhite's South Side Band - Stand Back (1967)

                                                             Charley Musselwhite
Vanguard may have spelled his name wrong (he prefers Charlie or Charles), but the word was out as soon as this solo debut was released: here was a harpist every bit as authentic, as emotional, and in some ways as adventuresome, as Paul Butterfield. Similarly leading a Chicago band with a veteran black rhythm section (Fred Below on drums, Bob Anderson on bass) and rock-influenced soloists (keyboardist Barry Goldberg, guitarist Harvey Mandel), Musselwhite played with a depth that belied his age -- only 22 when this was cut! His gruff vocals were considerably more affected than they would become later (clearer, more relaxed), but his renditions of "Help Me," "Early in the Morning," and his own "Strange Land" stand the test of time. He let his harmonica speak even more authoritatively on instrumentals like "39th and Indiana" (essentially "It Hurts Me Too" sans lyrics) and "Cha Cha the Blues," and his version of jazz arranger Duke Pearson's gospel-tinged "Cristo Redemptor" has become his signature song -- associated with Musselwhite probably more so than with trumpeter Donald Byrd, who originally recorded the song for Blue Note. Goldberg is in fine form (particularly on organ), but Mandel's snakey, stuttering style really stands out -- notably on "Help Me," his quirky original "4 P.M.," and "Chicken Shack," where he truly makes you think your record is skipping.


Credits:

Bass – Bob Anderson
Drums – Fred Below, Jr.
Guitar – Harvey Mandel
Harmonica, Vocals – Charley Musselwhite
Piano, Organ – Barry Goldberg

Tracklist:

1. Baby Will You Please Help Me
2. No More Lonely Nights
3. Cha Cha the Blues
4. Christo Redemptor
5. Help Me
6. Chicken Shack
7. Strange Land
8. 39th And Indiana
9. My Baby
10. Early In The Morning
11. 4 P.M.
12. Sad Day

Sugar Brown - It's A Blues World (Calling All Blues!) (2018)

                                                              Sugar Brown
It is often said that life is a blues and without a doubt Sugar Brown lives that life intensely, as he shows us in his latest work. In each of the thirteen songs that complete the album, this singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional harmonica player from Toronto shows us that the blues is a wide world of diverse sensations with an infinite variety of styles and landscapes. From a Japanese father and a Korean mother who emigrated to the United States back in the sixties, our man discovered the blues when he traveled to Chicago to expand his studies. From that moment his commitment with this music became more and more evident, getting to work with musicians such as Tail Dragger, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith or Rockin 'Johnny Burgin who also collaborates in the recording. Finalist of the International Blues Challenge of 2017, today Sugar Brown works as a professor at the University of Toronto but that does not stop him from dedicating himself to his great passion that is the blues, as it is faithfully reflected in this work that is worth being listened to and enjoyed for its irresistible authenticity. VERY GOOD. It is often said life is a blues and certainly Sugar Brown lives this life with an intense passion you will realize listening to this last work. In each of the thirteen songs that round up the album, this Toronto coming singer, composer, guitar player and occasional harmonica shows the blues is a wide world of different feelings with an infinite variety of landscapes and styles. Son of a Japanese father and a Korean mother who immigrated to the United States back in the sixties, our man discovered the blues when I traveled to Chicago to follow on with his studies. There's been a lot involved with the blues, working with an extreme commitment with musicians like Tail Dragger, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith or Rockin 'Johnny Burgin, who also collaborates in the recording. Finalist of 2017 International Blues Challenge, now Sugar Brown works as a teacher at the University of Toronto, but it does not prevent him from devote most of his time to his great passion, the blues, which is faithfully reflected in this album, that deserves To be listened to and enjoyed for the variety of styles and its irresistible authenticity.

Tracklist:
01. Hummingbird
02. Love Me Twice
03. Lousy Dime
04. Sure As The Stars
05. It’s A Blues World
06. Hard To Love
07. Out Of The Frying Pan
08. What I Know
09. Tide Blues
10. Those Things You Said
11. Looking For Two O’Clock
12. Dew On The Grass
13. Brothers

quinta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2018

The Millertime Boogie - Hands Off! (1998 )

                                                        The Millertime Boogie
Millertime Boogie features a rockin' jump boogie sound that includes soul music, blues, swing, Latin and classic rock. They also serve up quality originals. This is an unusually hip original blues and boogie band that is just plain fun to listen to. There's the power-packed Millertime Horns, plus the unique vocals, guitar and songwriting of Rockin' Robin Miller - all are sure to delight. These boys have also shared the stage with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Leon Russell, Etta James, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Freddy Fender, Canned Heat, A.J. Croce, Jimmy Vaughan, Maria Muldaur, The Bus Boys, Joe Louis Walker and Robert Cray. Check into "Party Central" with his fine group.

Credit:

Robin Miller - Guitar,Vocals
Brian Cram - Bass, Vocals
Greg Mendoza - Drums
Steve Long - Keyboard, Vocals


Tracklist:

1. Hands Off Her

2. Baby Why

3. Another Man

4. Everybody's Got The Blues

5. Boogie All Night

6. One Step Ahead

7. Highway Home

8. Small Town Blues

9. Big Trucks

10. Hustle Is On

Black Market III - Dashboard Jesus (2018)

                                                             Black Market III
“Americana from the heavy end of the CD bin. After a lifetime of exploring the history of the blues, Scottie Blinn and his bandmates turn their explorations to postwar and modern American folk and gospel…with big fat soul-shaking electric guitar!”

Influences:
Tom Waits, Wayne Walker, Hank Williams Sr., Leadbelly, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, T-Bone Walker, Anson Funderburgh, Jimmy Vaughan, Robert Johnson, Son House, Hubert Sumlin, Magic Sam, Magic Slim, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Freddy King, Albert King, BB King, Stevie Vaughan, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Tomcat Courtney, D.A. and the Hitmen, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Junior Brown, Ry Cooder, ZZ Top, Dick Dale

Credit:

Scottie "Mad Dog" Blinn - Guitar, Vocals 
Roxy Coverdale - Bass guitar, Vocals 
Gavin Glenn - Drums

special guests:

Billy Watson - chromatic harmonica on #03
Gary St. Clair - B3 on #05
Jesus Cuevas - accordion on #08
Jules Whelpton - violin on #08
Breanna Wallace - violin on #08
Anson Funderburgh - guitar on #10
Carl Sonny Leyland - pano on #10
Roni Lee - choir vocals on #10
Joe Harris - choir vocals on #10
Cami Smith - violin on #10
Tomcat Courtney - vocals on #11 


Tracklist:

1. Daddy Rollin Stone 04:46

2. I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) 05:08

3. Your Love Is So Cruel 06:06

4. When The Sun Goes Down 04:24

5. House Of The Rising Sun 06:22

6. Prelude 00:49

7. Black Roses 03:08

8. Regresare 03:30

9. Live & Let Live 03:26

10. O Mary Don't You Weep 06:25

11. Gallow's Pole 03:13

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire - The Real Deal (2011)

                                                                 Sharon Lewis
Sharon Lewis is one of the most talented singers in Chicago today. Established since the mid-1970s in the city of the winds, a name has been forged based on a constant struggle on the stage, both blues and life. That's why she seriously confronts anyone who tries to insinuate that she is not a blues singer, although she tells her life in a good way and says that if her songs come from the heart, then they are real and that's the meaning of the blues or at least of the blues of Sharon Lewis: to fight to overcome the problems and survive, to live in the real world.
In his debut for the label Delmark, Lewis offers us 13 songs of which eight are original, in which he shows us that musical journey he has had, from gospel to soul-blues, with a very particular influence of Tina Turner and of Patty Scott, the woman who definitely marked her and made her leave the ecclesiastical paths. As for the versions, the songs are very well selected, all with the same survival message style, as in the case of "Crazy Love by Van Morrison or" Please Mr. Jailer "by Wynona Carr, both as urgent stories to tell , that have been counting realities that seem to have been stopped in time.
With this album, Sharon Lewis is shown as the true bet, the real blues that is carried in the heart.

Credit:

Sharon Lewis - Vocals
Kenny Anderson - Horn Arrangements, Trumpet
Steve Berry - Trombone
Billy Branch - Harmonica
Tony Dale - Drums, Vocals (Background)
Jerry DiMuzio - Sax (Baritone)
Deitra Farr - Vocals (Background)
Hank Ford - Sax (Tenor)
Bruce James -Guitar, Vocals (Background)
Roosevelt Purifoy - Fender Rhodes, Organ, Piano
Melvin Smith - Bass
Dave Specter - Guitar, Soloist


Tracklist:

1. What's Really Going On? 4:14
2. The Real Deal 3:22
3. Do Something For Me 3:34
4. Crazy Love 4:17
5. Mother Blues 4:05
6. Blues Train     4:05
7. Please Mr. Jailer 4:03
8. Mojo Kings 3:59
9. Silver Fox 3:37
10. You Can't Take My Life 4:16
11. Ain't No Sunshine 5:57
12. Don't Play That Song 3:27
13. Angel 6:47

Hernan Tamanini & La Tijuana Blus - Zurdo y Desprolijo (2016)

                                                           Hernan Tamanini
Hernan Tamanini se ha ganado su espacio en el blues después de 26 años de pelearla en el under. Sus comienzos en los 90 fueron duros, y de tocar pagando por el espacio, ha compartido escenario con todos los bluseros argentinos en reiteradas ocasiones.

Credits:

Hernan Tamanini - Voz y guitarra
Nahuel Nuñez - teclado
Maximiliano Diaz - bateria
Agustin Mensa - bajo y coros
Pablo Palazzo - guitarra
Maximiliano Acuña - Armonica
Daniel Slavich - saxo alto
Ricardo Jabibi - saxo tenor

Tracklist:

1. Blues en la Radio 3:52

2. Hombre de Blues 4:03

3. Boogie Mama 3:29

4. El Viejo 3:06

5. Platos Sucios 7:28

6. Fue en Vano 3:47

7. Dos Mujeres 3:49

8. Me Gustas Mucho 3:41

9. Uma Cartao 5:24

10. Bombon 2:32

11. El Sapo Pepe 1:53

12. Autumm Leaves 4:00

Electric Mud - Hellfire Sessions (2018)

                                                                Electric Mud
A collection of blues classics played live in the studio with no overdubs
Genre: Blues: Chicago Style

Tracklist:
  
1. My Babe 2:46   
  
2. Boom Boom 3:13   
  
3. Can't Get No Grinding 2:39   
  
4. Leaving Trunk 4:22   
  
5. Round and Around 2:16   
  
6. Born in Chicago 3:20   
  
7. Diving Duck Blues 2:25   
  
8. Done Somebody Wrong 3:14   
  
9. Hip Shake 5:28


quarta-feira, 28 de novembro de 2018

Big Pete Pearson - Steppin' Out (2014)

                                                            Big Pete Pearson
Blues giant Big Pete Pearson showcases his immense vocal prowess on his first Fervor Records release, Steppin’ Out. The seasoned 81 year old delivers solid, heartfelt performances further elevating his stature as a legendary Bluesman. Throughout his illustrious career, Big Pete has worked with icons including Ray Charles, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Ike & Tina Turner, Big Joe Turner, Etta James, Aaron Neville, Koko Taylor, Gate Mouth Brown, Johnny Ace, Big Mama Thornton, T-Bone Walker, Screamin’ J. Hawkins, Pinetop Perkins, and Buddy Guy to name just a few. This time Pete teams up Hans Olson, Chuck Hall, Donnie Dean, Chris Gough, Andy Gonzales, Jerry Donato and friends to fuel the great listen. Pete’s powerful vocals tell tall tales of good times, cheatin’ and love gone wrong to take it over the top. Witness Big Pete Pearson’s command of the Blues on his debut Fervor Records release, Steppin’ Out! 

Credits:

Vocals – Big Pete Pearson
Lead Guitar – Donnie Dean, Mike Howard
Guitar – D.R. Wilke
Bass – Terry Davis
Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals – Andy Gonzales
Keyboards – Chris Gough
Lap Steel Guitar, Harmonica – Hans Olson
Slide Guitar, Dobro – Chuck Hall
Tenor Saxophone – Jerry Donato
Trumpet – AJ Siniaho

Tracklist:

01. You Raise Hell Everyday (2:48)
02. Part Time Love (3:53)
03. Mr. Blues (3:54)
04. Salt In My Coffee (3:18)
05. Too Much Trouble (4:49)
06. Real Bad Dream (4:20)
07. Singin' With The Best (4:17)
08. Mr. Brown (2:59)
09. Come On Kelly (3:51)
10. Blues Wagon (3:50)
11. Long Way From Home (4:05)
12. Tears Of Love (2:41)

Matt The Rattlesnake Lesch - Furious Strike (2018)

                                                   Matt The Rattlesnake Lesch
Born in 1997 in St. Louis MO., Matt "The Rattlesnake" Lesch started playing guitar at the age of 11 and started out playing mostly rock and hard rock. By the age of 12 he had heard of a musician named Stevie Ray Vaughan, and that changed his life forever. After hearing SRV, Matt took a serious interest in Blues music and started listening to artists such as Albert King, BB King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. Make no mistake, his young age is far outweighed by his bleeding passion for the Blues. When you Hear The Rattlesnake you can imagine and feel the intensity of the Blues passion channeling thru him. His Debut Album "Furious Strike" Is a Guitar Driven Journey into a Blues/Rock Experience your sure to Love!!!


Tracklist:
   
1. Shake 'n' Crawl 3:14    
   
2. Crosscut Saw 4:05    
   
3. Rattlin' 3:57    
   
4. Still Got My Blues 6:21
   
5. Rattlesnake Shuffle 2:36    
   
6. I'm Going Down 3:53    
   
7. We're Not Gonna Give Up 3:56    
   
8. Unpredictable 4:25    
   
9. In the Rain 5:06    
   
10. Ride This Train 3:59    
   
11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 7:17    
   
12. We're Not Gonna Give Up (Alternate Version) 5:26    
   
13. Three O'Clock Blues 5:55

The Jeff Mertick Band - My Fire (2018)

                                                         The Jeff Mertick Band
A sleek and stylish collection of funk and soul music, mixed with some New Orleans blues, and just a touch of reggae, for a well rounded and eclectic tour through the world of rhythm and syncopation.

Tracklist:

1. Augusta G.A. or Bust 4:06

2. Wirlwind 4:01

3. My Fire 3:59

4. Strange Love 5:58

5. The Real 3:52

6. Train of Thought 5:23

7. Chaos in Catastrophe, Pt. 1 4:17

8. Chaos in Catastrophe, Pt. 2 2:10

9. Sweet Soul Saviour 5:01

10. Let Your Sycamore Grow 4:55

11. Hard Road Home (Song for the Repentant)5:08

terça-feira, 27 de novembro de 2018

Jane Lee Hooker - No B! (2016)

                                                            Jane Lee Hooker
I just received the newest release, No B!, from Jane Lee Hooker and it's a riot!! I got to tell you, when I saw the name I was dubious but one look at the cover I was intrigued. I'm thinking L7 and John Lee Hooker... and I'm thinking... let's get it on! This excellent release opens with powerhouse, Wade In The Water written by John Wesley Work II and he never heard it this way in his head... believe me. This is kick ass from the first note with Dana "Danger" Athens on lead vocal, "Hail Mary" Zadroga on bass, Tracy "High Top" on guitar Melissa "Cool Whip" Houston on drums and Tina "TBone" Gorin on guitar. Rockin excellent! Johnny Winter's Mean Town Blues is up next and it's mind blowing! Zadroga and Houston set a smokin' pace and Athens knows how to steer this runaway locomotive. I really love the raw energy of this band and High Top and TBone's guitar exchanges. Excellent! Ray Charles has got to be sitting back listening to I Believe In My Soul with the hair standing up on the back of his neck. These musicians grab this track by the collar and throw it around like a rag doll. Powerful, soulful and razor edged, this track is over the top. These guys know how to squeeze ever bit of blues out of a track and kick it's butt. The way it was meant to be...not soft smooth and polished but raw, scratchy and dangerous! Excellent! Kansas Joe McCoy's Bumble Bee has the most straightforward blues approach of any track on the release. With concise guitar soloing from both guitarists and emphasis on more constrained vocals, this track has a more contemporary blues sound. Original track, In The Valley departs from the pure blues for a power pop track with a sweaty edge. With tight rhythms, slashing lead guitar work and a steady beat, this track is cool! Otis Redding's Free Me, holds it's strong soul heart and Athens really works it into a lather. A powerful support from the band gives it a rockier edge but this is pure soul. Very nice! Booker T's, The Hunter, takes on a more modern rock bottom but with it's original hook reinforced by the tandem guitars. Not letting off at all, Gorin, Zadroga and High Top ride high on Houston's solid foundation. What a rocker! OK...Muddy Waters never thought of this, but I bet he would have smiled ear to ear hearing this rendition of Champagne and Reefer. With it's slinky pace, soulful vocals and grinding guitar support to Athen's vocals, this is a great interpretation of an absolute classic. With High Top and Tbone trading lead riffs, this is smoking. Milt Gabler's Didn't It Rain is a super rocker a hot bass line and crisp drums. Holding it's spiritual quality and with a pure rock and roll beat, this track has you jumping. Again returning to the Muddy Waters songbook JLH pulls out a heavily powerful Mannish Boy.. You really got to hear this to appreciate it. Pounding through this Muddy Waters classic this band wields a heavy stick, taking out everything in their path. Very nice! Wrapping the release is Willie Dixon's Shake For Me, with Gorin and High Top playing call and response over Zagroga and Houston's hard rock bottom. Kicking it into high gear the band rocks the blues right up to the finish. This is an impressive band. Looking forward to seeing them in person!



Credits:

Bass – "Hail Mary" Zadroga
Drums – Melissa "Cool Whip" Houston
Guitar – Tina "TBone" Gorin
Guitar –Tracy "High Top"
Vocals – Dana "Danger" Athens



Tracklist:

01 Wade In The Water 4:31
02 Mean Town Blues 5:08
03 I Believe To My Soul 5:20
04 Bumble Bee 4:57
05 In The Valley 3:28
06 Free Me 3:42
07 The Hunter 3:36
08 Champagne And Reefer 4:08
09 Didn't It Rain 6:16
10 Mannish Boy 5:02
11 Shake For Me 5:4

Albert White - Soul of the Blues (2007)

                                                                  Albert White
He started out as the bandleader and guitar player in his uncle's band. Piano Red aka Dr. Feelgood was his name. Later he worked with the Tams and Hank Ballard. In 1968 he retired from music. Thirty years later he was back on the scene. Today, he is touring the world a s a member of the 'Music Maker Revue'. Soul, r&b and blues are presented on his first solo album. Solid. ALBERT WHITE - gtr/voc, featuring STEVE CROPPER - gtr, ELVIN BISHOP - gtr, BEVERLY WATKINS - gtr, etc. plus horns.




Tracklist:

1. Hold on to Your Hiney 3:16    

2. A Rose for My Lady 3:25    

3. Bring It on Home to Me 2:47    

4. Soul of a Man 3:09    

5. Stranded in St. Louis 3:58    

6. Don't Make Your Move Too Soon 4:19    

7. Get Down, Get Down 3:26    

8. I'll Take Care of You 3:03    

9. Dr. Feelgood 2:56    

10. Let's Talk It Over 3:28    

11. Landlord Blues 2:11    

12. Someday Baby 3:19

Albert White - Albert White & the Rockers (2016)

                                                           Albert White
This album takes recordings from two different sweat-soaked 70s nights. One, The New Palladium on Bankhead Highway, was the premier venue for the top touring black acts of the day. The Rockers delivered high-energy funk and soul exactly as it's supposed to be; greasy horns, Hammond B3, passionate vocals, funky tight and fervor galore! The second venue was the equally urban Sportsman Oasis Ballroom. Both electrifying nights were captured by a low-fi cassette recorder placed on the stage.

Produced and remastered by Music Maker’s in-house engineer, Ardie Dean, the recordings are given all the polish they could afford. The experience of delving deeply into Albert’s catalog left Ardie with a deep respect for Albert’s mastery: "Albert White is a consummate guitarist with impeccable credentials. Raised by blues legend Piano Red aka "Dr. Feelgood," he oozes Rhythm & Blues integrity. A masterful soul singer, it's no wonder that Steve Cropper and Elvin Bishop both played on Albert's award winning "Soul of the Blues" CD."

The songs range from popular chart toppers by Teddy Pendergrass and the Four Tops, to inspired transformations of Willie Nelson and Leon Russell songs into golden soul dynamite. Also included are two tracks from Albert's 1980s home recordings of The Four Souls that further spotlights Albert's vast range of material.


 Tracklist:

1. Get Up Get Down Get Funky 05:00
   
2. She Used To Be My Girl 04:28
   
3. A Song For You 04:21
   
4. Sing A Song 03:41
   
5. Funny How Time Slips Away 06:09
   
6. All Night Long 04:56
   
7. Stranded In St Louis 05:33
   
8. Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy 02:48
   
9. Please Come Home For Xmas 03:43
   
10. There Was A Time 02:05
   
11. Hideaway 05:04
   
12. Jesus In the Building 01:35


segunda-feira, 26 de novembro de 2018

Sugar Queen & The Straight Blues Band - 340 Blues (2017)

                                                               Sugar Queen
Michele Denise will certainly not deny that icons like 'Koko Taylor' or ‘Willie Mae’ have provided inspiration when performing the rawer aspects of the Chicago Blues. Accompanied by the excellent Straight Blues Band, Sugar Queen lets the good times roll and conquer all our hearts. 

 credits:

Michele Denise a.k.a. Sugar Queen - vocals
Andy Aerts - guitar
Jean Raven - guitar
Ronald Burssens - bass
Wim Heirbout - harmonica
Thierry Stievenart - drums
+
Dirk Lekenne - Sslide guitar #1 - 6
Wim Degeest - harmonica #1 - 6


Tracklist:

1. Crab Boil Shuffle (3:53)
2. Give Sugar (3:21)
3. Wanna Take My Man (5:07)
4. 15 Dollars (3:31)
5. Hey Guys (3:29)
6. Handfast Love (3:09)
7. By The Law (6:20)
8. Moonshine Bill (4:01)
9. I Can't Wait (3:45)
10. Sugar Queen Blues Groove (4:03)
11. I Miss You (3:08)

Corey Dennison - Live in Chicago (2013)

                                                             Corey Dennison
Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Corey Dennison spent a majority of his childhood moving about Tennessee and Georgia. As a young boy, Corey heard the powerful, soulful sounds of the Blues on late night radio programs and recalls being captivated by the music. He received his first guitar at the age of 6 and began to imitate the music of artists such as Gatemouth Brown, Albert Collins and Albert King. Corey immediately felt a strong connection to Soul music. “I just loved the way Soul music made me feel from my head to my toes. I remember humming along to songs from Wilson Pickett, Curtis Mayfield & Sam Cooke.” This marked a lasting impression on his musical style and is clearly visible today in his soulful vocals and fiery guitar solos.

credits:

Corey Dennison: vocals, guitar
Gerry Hundt: guitar, harmonica
Nik Skilnik: bass
Joel Baer: drums

Tracklist:

1. Walk In My Shadow   
2. A Fool's Goodbye   
3. All The Love I Miss   
4. Don't Say You're Sorry   
5. A Real Good Buddy   
6. Ask Me How I Know   
7. Swingin' With AC


Johnny And The MoTones - Highway 51 (2018)

                                                     Johnny And The MoTones
“Highway 51 starts in Hurley, Wisconsin and ends in New Orleans, Louisiana…like the MoTones sound!” This quote describes Mitch Viegut (guitars, lead vocals) and Johnny Altenbrugh (piano, lead vocals) 5th album aptly. Their newest effort to get to here from there shows just how far they’ve come. This two-headed blues monster album is partly recorded in Nashville at Warner Brothers Recording Studios. This Nashville connection shows their desire to hit the road and explore what’s out there beyond their home turf. They also recorded at a couple of studios in their home state as well. As of April they hit #7 on the RMR (Roots Music Report). The results are in and they are getting some buzz.

The core group is tight featuring: Bruce Lammers on bass; Ryan Korb on drums; John Greiner on Tenor Sax and Pat Phalen on trumpet. “Also appearing…” seems to be the listing of another full outfit of Nashville players. That crew consists of Travis King on drums; Thomas Banks on bass; Paula Hall on backing vocals; Tom Washatka on tenor sax; and Ben Peterson on trumpet. Both sides of the coin match well.

The two lead vocalists couldn’t be more different. Mitch has the classic rocking blues scream that is sweet, smooth and pairs well with his swinging slide guitar parts and classic crunchy rock sound. John is the softer side. He has the snarky barroom singer/ songwriter style of a David Bromberg. He pleasantly reflects on what could have been and what’s not going to be but that it will all turn out OK in the end. Mitch sings about girls gone bad and other hard luck stories soaked in road weary grit. He’s game for the next day wherever that may be. John’s more of the stay at home guy trying to sneak out for the evening and Mitch is trying to find his home on the road after many late nights.

Tracklist:

1. Going to Carolina 04:13    

2. Baby Can You Shake It 03:58    

3. Highway 51 04:04    

4. Make It 03:44    

5. Long Live the Pack 03:08    

6. 1974 Vw Bus 05:28    

7. Tell Me Something 04:00    

8. Rain 03:50    

9. Who's That Rocker 04:31    

10. Wait for Me 04:01    

Sam Price & the True Believers - Sam Price & the True Believers (EP) (2017)

                                                                Sam Price
True Believers.  With Price on bass and lead vocals, The True Believers consists of guitarist Matt Galloway, drummer Ethan Shorter, keyboardist Phil Breen, Conga Mike on congas, bongos, and percussion, and singer Whitney Alouisious.  Their first release is a five-track jubilee of infectious songs and note-worthy musical performances.

Good vibes are abundant in the soulful bouncing rhythm of “Where I Want To Be”.  Featuring guest guitarist John Fohl (Cherry Poppin’ Daddys, Dr. John), this one turns my heart light on full beam.  Price breaks out the treasure chest of old skool funk on “Down To You”.  The whirling sounds of keys set the stage for Price’s funky bassline, Alouisious’ fierce vocals and a blazing saxophone played by Tom Fitzpatrick.  Eric "Benny" Bloom (Lettuce) lends his trumpet mastery to this song leading it to a cosmic climax.  It feels really good to snuggle up inside the relaxed swaying melody of “Keep On Pushing”.  I can’t help but think of Steely Dan when listening to this one.

Credits:
Sam Price - bass, vocals, percussion
Ethan Shorter - drums, vocals
Phil Breen - keyboards
Conga Mike - congas, percussion
Matt Gallowy - guitar
Whitney Alouisious - vocals

Featured special guests:
Eric Benny Bloom - trumpet
Tom Fitzpatrick - tenor saxophone
John Fohl - guitar
Duncam Symonds - slide guitar


Tracklist:

1. I Am 03:35
      
2. Down To You 05:10
      
3. Keep on Pushing 05:35
      
4. Sign of Me 05:33
      
5. Where I Want To Be 03:21


Jorge Salan & The Majestic Jaywalkers - Madrid - Texas (2015)

                                                                Jorge Salan
A Spanish blues-rocker covering a Jethro Tull song-you can’t make that up. Guitarist-vocalist Jorge Salan And The Majestic Jaywalkers make no effort to pass their music off as the blues. They just jump right in with all strings blazing and all cylinders firing. Jorge’s guitar technique is fluid and sleek with much twiddling and note bending. His vocals only suffer a little from his accent, at times making a few lyrics hard to comprehend, but not enough to detract from the listening experience. The keyboards are mainly low in the mix.

Howlin’ Wolf’s “Who’s Been Talking” has some fluid blues-rock guitar with a nice tone. A song associated with Albert King and British rock group Free, “The Hunter”, is delivered in a nicely slick version. A riveting take on B.B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone” features a great guitar tone. Jethro Tull’s “Teacher” features the female vocal and backing vocals by Gema Vau and her accent makes it sound sexy over the familiar heavy riff.

Jimmy Barnatan shares vocal duties with Jorge on Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breakin’ Down Blues”, but their accents get kind of tricky as they run some phrases together. Jorge does plenty of shredding on John Mayall’s “So Hard To Share”. Rebeca Rods’ vocal on Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” sounds sort of kitschy in a New Wave way while Jorge supplies plenty of wah-wah guitar sounds. Jorge closes things out with his fleet-fingered guitar technique applied to Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying”. At one point in the song he gets downright bluesy.

Jorge and company have accomplished a powerful if slightly flawed demonstration of blues-rock power on this CD. He can surely burn up the strings while swooping close to blues territory at times. The Majestic Jaywalkers are with him at every curve holding on for dear life. If you crave an injection of blues-rock energy you’ve come to the right place.


Credits:

Jorge Salán - guitar
Edu Brenes - drums
Juan Carlos Gibaja - bass
Pau Álvarez - Keyboard



Tracklist:

01.Who's Been Talking 03:39
02.The Hunter 03:44
03.The Thrill Is Gone 05:45
04.Teacher 04:33
05.Stop Breakin' Down 02:31
06.So Hard To Share 03:08
07.Fire 03:25
08.The Sky Is Crying 06:51


sexta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2018

Frederick Helmut Pinggera - Hantesiass (No.1) (2018)

                                                         Frederick Helmut Pinggera
Genre: Blues, Rock

Tracklist:

1.Moni
2.In der Nebnstrossn
3.Mama deine Hänt
4.Im Land hinter den Pinien
5.Aus vertrautem Unglück geflohn
6.Laurenzistearn
7.Molina
8.Mei Maadele, mei Tschuurale
9.Sunnangläser Scheibn
10.13 Steps
11.Baby Blue

Angela Mosley & The Blu Elements - LIVE at Blues Made In Italy (2018)

                                              Angela Mosley & The Blu Elements
The set is pleasant, the voice powerful, the sound the classic one (too much) of Chicago and Angela proves to know how to "work" well its audience. In a short time managed to capture the attention of all present and their cunning has been able to hide the limits of the band and sometimes that shade, not always impeccable. However, the energy is not lacking and the restaurant, full in every corner, reiterates another success of presence. The conclusion is entrusted to the duo Leburn Maddox and Alix Anthony who left with a bluesy imprint set and then exploded with a powerful funk the large audience present at the Suporoova di Tuoro.


Credits:

Angela Mosley - voice
Lorenzo Fontana - sax
Alessandro Florio - piano
Daniele Ponteggia - bass
Riccardo Diomedi -  guitar
Carlo Battisti - drums

Tracklist:

1.I'm Feeling Good 02:08
   
2.Someday After Awhile 03:46
   
3.Breaking Up Somebody's Home 04:13
   
4.Neighbor Neighbor 03:52

Phil Manca - Signs (2018)

                                                                Phil Manca
Phil Manca, releases his first "blues rock" album "Signs". Check it out!


Credits:

Phil Manca – Guitar/Backing vocals
David Jacob – Bass
Josselin “JJ“ Jobard – Lead & Backing Vocals
Eric Lafont – Drums
Gilles Erhart – Hammond Organ/Piano/Clavinet
Freddy Derocles – Drums on 2
Loïc Landois – Lead Vocal on 2 & 7
Renaud Hantson – Lead Vocal on 6 & 9 



Tracklist:

01. Brand New Game (03:27)
02. Signs (04:36)
03. Colorblind (03:17)
04. Yer Blues (04:58)
05. Little Girl (02:41)
06. S.M.I.L.E (04:00)
07. I Love to Love You (02:15)
08. Hot Little Mama (02:54)
09. Lay by My Side (05:22)
10. Down Payment Blues (07:13)

Miss Freddye - Lady Of The Blues (2017)

                                                             Miss Freddye
Miss Freddye comes from the Pittsburgh area but for this debut release she headed West to Kid Andersen’s Greaseland studios where Kid and Andy Santana co-produced the album; indeed Andy had a hand in nine of the eleven songs. Kid plays all guitars with June Core on drums, Endre Tarczy on bass and Jim Pugh on keys; horns are added to most tracks by Eric Spaulding (sax) and John Halbleib (trumpet).

There are no fewer than four harmonica players involved with John Nemeth, Aki Kumar and Brandon G Bentz joining Andy across the album; John Blues Boyd sings two duets with Miss Freddye and Lisa Andersen, Robby Yamilov and Andy provide backing vocals. Miss Freddye emerges as a fine singer in the Etta James tradition, equally at home on uptempo belters as sensitive ballads and this is a fine debut.

Opener “Miss Freddye’s Gonna Fix Ya” is a naggingly catchy tune with John Nemeth’s harp and a strong horn arrangement as Freddye offers comfort both physical and spiritual to those in need. The songwriting credit here is Mike Sweeney who also co-wrote two other songs with Andy: “Home Improvement” is a standout with great sax and piano behind the double entendre lyrics which Freddye sings with ribald enthusiasm; “Chain Breaker” has latin rhythms as Freddye describes her life as like being in prison.

Steve Nestor is the co-writer with Andy of the title track which races along over a guitar riff that recalls Otis Rush’s “Homework” as the horns punctuate Freddye’s impassioned vocals, clearly a song written with her stage persona in mind. Steve and Andy also contribute “Use The Back Door”, a really strong shuffle with more excellent horn work as Freddye gets rid of a lover who is encouraged to leave via the back door so that her friends do not see him. John Blues Boyd joins Freddye on vocals on “Don’t Apologize, Recognize”, a slow late-night blues with breathy sax, jazzy guitar chords and lovely piano and “Luv Ya Baby”, a more uptempo stomper with Kid’s guitar featured, Andy taking harp solos on both tracks.

Freddye is credited as co-writer on three tracks which appear later on the album, each containing ‘blues’ in the title. “Doorway To The Blues” has Freddye in relaxed vocal mood and John’s muted trumpet adding to the jazzy feel with Kid’s fine acoustic plucking; “These Are My Blues” is clearly an autobiographical song with Andy the featured soloist on harp; mind you “Freight Train Blues” goes one better with both Aki and Brandon featured, even though the song is only 2.24, including some brief studio chatter at the end! The album closes with Dr John’s “A Losing Battle”, a slow blues once recorded by Johnny Adams and here brilliantly interpreted by Freddye.


 Tracklist:


1.,Miss Freddyes Gonna Fix Ya (2:48)
2.Luv Ya Baby (Feat. John Blues Boyd) (4:02)
3.Lady Of The Blues (3:19)
4.Dont Apologize Recognize (Feat. John Blues Boyd) (3:40)
5.Home Improvement (Feat. Andy Santana, Kid Andersen, Lisa Andersen, Robby Yamilov) (2:42)
6.Use The Back Door (3:45)
7.Chain Breaker (3:39)
8.Doorway To The Blues (3:59)
9.These Are My Blues (4:01)
10.Freight Train Blues (2:20)


Champion Jack Dupree - Back Home In New Orleans (1990)

                                                        Champion Jack Dupree
By far the best of Dupree's three albums for Bullseye Blues, this collection was cut during the pianist's first trip home to the Crescent City in 36 long years. With his longtime accompanist Kenn Lending on guitar, Dupree sounds happy to be back in his old stomping grounds throughout the atmospheric set.


Credits:

Acoustic Bass – Walter Payton
Drums – Stanley Stephens
Guitar – Kenn Lending 
Guitar – Wayne Bennett
Piano, Vocals, – Champion Jack Dupree
Tenor Saxophone – Alvin "Red" Tyler
Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Sax Gordon
Trumpet – Teddy Riley
Producer – Ron Levy

Tracklist:

1. When I'm Drinkin' 3:24
2. Lonesome Bedroom 6:22
3. I Don't Know 4:51
4. Calcutta Blues 3:10
5. Freedom 5:20
6. My Woman Left Me 3:08
7. Broken Hearted 4:43
8. Way Down 3:50
9. The Blind Man 4:42
10. No Future 4:27

Canned Heat - The New Age (1973)

                                                               Canned Heat
Bob Hite proved fat was really where it's at for good rocking white men who play blooze'n'boogie. Okay, all that bulk killed him in the end, but the output of Bob and the varied Canned Heat line-ups, particularly through 1966 to 1974, proved even more substantial than The Bear's waistline.

New Age was a pretty ironic title even on its release in 1973. Don't be fooled, even though this is a pretty mellow album by Heat standards, it's not lift music for stressed-out executives.

Even if the Great White Blues Boom had already disappeared up its own bottleneck, New Age's roots are very much 12-bar, though most of the tracks are self-penned and confident enough not to be imitative of the Chicago style that originally brought Canned Heat both fame and infamy.

Instead, New Age is framed by the opening whip-crack pace of "Keep It Clean", and ends with "Election Blues", all slide and bar-room keyboards. The former is a song of hope that Richard Nixon would get thrown out of power, the latter a bitterly laidback post-election blues. The boys knew then the New Age wasn't gonna come, but even big Bob didn't know just how bad it would get.


Credits

Bob Hite - Bass, Tuba, Vocals
Richard Hite - Bass, Guitar (Rhythm)
James Shane - Bass, Dobro, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Slide Dobro, Vocals
Henry Vestine - Guitar


 Tracklist:
1. Keep It Clean
2. Harley Davidson Blues
3. Don't Deceive Me
4. You Can Run, But You Sure Can't Hide
5. Lookin' For My Rainbow
6. Rock And Roll Music
7. Framed
8. Election Blues

quinta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2018

AC Reed - Take These Blues And Shove 'Em (1985)

                                                                 AC Reed
The first of the saxist's humorous diatribes detailing his tongue-in-cheek hatred of his life's calling. His argument doesn't hold water, though, since the LP is so refreshingly funky ("I Am Fed Up with This Music" remains a bandstand staple for him) and enjoyable. Drummer Casey Jones, Reed's longtime bandmate behind Albert Collins, co-produced with the sardonic horn man.


Credits

Bass – Johnny B. Gayden
Drums – Casey Jones
Guitar – Larry Burton, Marvin Jackson, Phil Guy (tracks: 3), William "Doug" McDonald (tracks: 1) Guitar [Solo] – Lurrie Bell (tracks: 3)
Harmonica – Billy Branch (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 8)
Piano – Allen Batts
Tenor Saxophone – A.C. Reed
Vocals – A.C. Reed, Casey Jones  (tracks: 6)


Tracklist:
1.Things That Get Me Off 3:48             
2.I Stay Mad 3:50             
3.I Got The Blues 4:43             
4.I'm A Jealous Man 2:40             
5.I'm Fed Up With This Music 5:03             
6.My Baby Is Fine 4:45             
7.Howlin' For My Darlin' 3:15
8.Lotta Lovin' 3:52

Rockin' Blues - Make it Right (2012)

                                                              Rockin' Blues
Rockin 'Blues is a rich blend of Blues, Southern Rock and Classic Rock. Active for 15 years!

Credits:

Stephane Michaud - Guitar, Vocals
Dany Provencher - Saxophone
Nicholas Moroz - Keyboard, trumpet
Francis Leblond - Bass
Olivier Lebel - Drums, percs

Tracklist:

1.Good Times a Rollin' 03:49
       
2.A Little Love 03:59
       
3.Sentenced to Smile 03:02
       
4.One-way Kind of Love 04:19
   
5.Steady Rollin' Woman 03:44
       
6.Sometimes I Feel 03:38
       
7.Until I'ts Gone 03:32
       
8.Temptation 04:50   

9.Down so Low 02:53
   
10. Of Blues or Rock 04:03

Mystery Train - Love Lost (2001)

                                                               Mystery Train
James William McCarty is an American guitarist from Detroit. He played in bands like the Buddy Miles Express, Cactus, The Rockets, Detroit Blues Band, Mystery Train.


Credits:

Jim McCarty - vocals and guitar
Rick Stel - vocals,guitar,piano,Hammond B3 organ
Will Leonard - drums
Marvin Conrad - bass


Tracklist:

01 - I Need You 06:18

02 - Your Loss Now 06:19

03 - I'm All Alone 07:10

04 - Where Were You Baby 04:47

05 - Allman Joy 05:54

06 - Hold It Right There 06:05

07 - Love Is Rough Business 08:41

08 - Come On Back To Me 05:48

09 - I'll Never Turn My Back On You 04:22

10 - Cold Wind 02:35

Nkem Favour Blues Band - Live At Atri International Blues Festival (2018)

                                                      Nkem Favour Blues Band
Mia Nkem Favor is a well-established reality in the European Blues scene. Extraordinary interpreter of the Afro-American tradition, it is distinguished by an amazing vocal mixture combined with an in-depth knowledge of the stylistic dictates of the genre.
It is endowed with a real "blues heart" that leads it to express the soul's feelings at its best. The band that accompanies it is made up of some of the best Blues musicians in Italy, already exponents of the Genoese Big Fat Mama and Mama's Pit, historical groups of the Italian Blues. The show unravels between classics of the genre and original songs, offering a solid and articulated impact, with a powerful and refined sound at the same time.


Credits:

Mia Nkem Favor: voice
Davide Serini: guitar
Danilo Parodi: Bass
Alessandro Muda: Hammond organ & piano
Mauro Mura: Drums


Tracklist:
 

1. Let The Good Time Roll (Live) (4:52)
2. Out Of Side Out Of Mind (Live) (4:44)
3. Down Home Blues (Live) (5:04)
4. The Thrill Is Gone (Live) (6:09)
5. Living In The Ghetto (Live) (4:09)
6. I’m Not Ashamed To Sing The Blues (Live) (8:01)
7. Something Got A Hold On Me (Live) (6:35)
8. Blues Of The Month Club (Live) (5:23)
9. Shaky Ground (Live) (4:58)
10. Hey Joe (Live) (7:11)
11. Nutbush City Limits (Live) (5:09)

Robben Ford -Talk to Your Daughter (1990)

                                                            Robben Ford
Guitar music runs in my veins and Robben Ford is simply the best for my money. And he is a great singer! There are several outstanding cuts on this effort which dates way back. The title track is among his best of all time. Love the tone of his guitar and the variety in his soloing - blues guitar that just can't be beat. "Born Under a Bad Sign" is a favorite of mine from Cream days and Robben kills it here. The supporting cast on this record is very good - check the piano and harmonica on "I Got Over It". But the big attraction throughout is Robben's ripping guitar work and fine voice.

Credits:

Bass – Roscoe Beck
Drums – Jeff Porcaro 
Drums –  Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar, Lead Vocals – Robben Ford
Harmonica – Mark Ford
Keyboards – Russell Ferrante
Saxophone – Brandon Fields  
Saxophone – Vince Denham
Synthesizer – Brian Mann
Synthesizer – Bill Payne
Vocals – Roscoe Beck


Tracklist:

1 Talk To Your Daughter 4:06
2 Wild About You (Can't Hold Out Much Longer)     3:46
3 Help The Poor 5:37
4 Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues 4:34
5 Born Under A Bad Sign 3:45
6 I Got Over It 3:22
7 Revelation 6:21
8 Getaway 4:17
9 Can't Let Her Go 5:36

quarta-feira, 21 de novembro de 2018

Big Monti Amundson - Continental Breakfast (2009)

                                                          Monti Amundson
Big Monti’s story is as tried and true as the old saying “have guitar will travel.” Rocking the blues all over Europe for more than 25 years is his legacy. Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, England and Scotland to be exact. For the better part of three decades, he has split his time equally between living in Portland, Oregon and Amsterdam, until the fall of 2016, when Big Monti moved his base of operation to Nashville, Tennessee.

 Credits:

Monti Amundson - guitar and vocals
Willy Barber - bass, tracks 1-9
Jimi Bott - drums tracks 1-9
DK Stewart - piano, tracks 4,7,9
Boyd Small - drums tracks 10-12
Jasper Mortier - bass, tracks 10-12
Mischa Den Haring - guitar, track 12
Kim Snelton - harp, track 12 


Tracklist:
    
1.Man On The Floor 04:13
   
2.I See Trouble 02:57
   
3.Continental Breakfast 03:29
   
4.Cornbread Blues 03:41
   
5.Cream in My Heart 03:52
   
6.Oh Johnny Why 04:24
   
7.Killin' Time 02:51
   
8.What Was I Thinking 02:28
   
9.I Live a Good Life 03:17
   
10.Calculatin' Woman Blues 03:54
   
11.Standing Next to You 03:28
   
12.Landlady Came By 05:50

Carey & Lurrie Bell - Straight Shoot (1986)

                                                           Carey & Lurrie Bell
Credits:

Bass – Rawden Johnson
Double Bass – Steve Ewart (tracks: A2)
Drums – Dave 'Pinkface' Eustace
Guitar, Slide Guitar – Julian Piper
Harmonica, Vocals – Carey Bell
Lead Guitar, Vocals – Lurrie Bell
Saxophone Tenor – Ray Beavis (tracks: A3, B1)


Tracklist:

1 Mystery Train
2 One More Chance    
3 Detroit Michigan    
4 I Want You To Love Me    
5 So Tired Of Being Alone    
6 I Need Your Love So Bad    
7 Easy To Love You    
8 A Man And The Blues    
9 Piccadilly Square    
10 I'm Ready

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Chris Youlden - Don't Know Which Way To Go (1979)

                                                                 Chris Youlden
Chris Youlden: Don't Know Which Way To Go
Rehearsals, Diplomat Hotel, Rock Ages convention, New York City tapes put out by Speedo 'Harmonica' Jones on Youlden's legendary 1979 tour of the United States.


Credits:

Chris Youlden - Vocals
Speedo 'Harmonica' Jones - Harmonica
Bob Dimonte - Guitars
Paul Granato - Guitars
John Gilliland - Drums
Ray Deinermann - Bass


Tracklist:

1. I'm Tired
2. Grits Ain't Groceries
3. Little Cog In A Big Wheel
4. Love and Pain
5. Made Up My Mind
6. Train To Nowhere
7. Taste and Try Before You Buy
8. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
9. Don't Know Which Way To Go
10. Nowhere Road

Champion Jack Dupree - One Last Time 1993

                                                         Champion Jack Dupree
In 1990, Jack made a triumphant comeback from Europe and recorded 3 CDs worth of blues material in his hometown of New Orleans. First was "Back Home in New Orleans", second was "Forever and Ever", and this one was the last, having been released posthumously following Jack's passing in 1992. Despite Jack's age, the raw blues power of this record is still hard-hitting, much like his classic "Blues from the Gutter". His playing and singing are full of spirit and soul, and he delivers a fine mix of hot New Orleans boogie and slow blues numbers. Some of these songs really stir your soul, making you want to get up and dance!! He's truly a legend, in fine form right to the end.

Credits:

Alto Saxophone – Earl Turbinton, Jr.
Baritone Saxophone – Sax Gordon (tracks: "Sax Gordon" Beadle)
Bass – Walter Payton, Jr.
Cowbell – "'Lil Crip" Adams
Drums – Kerry Brown
Guitar – Kenn Lending
Tambourine – Bo Dollis
Tenor Saxophone – Lynwood "Coockie" Cooke(tracks: 8, 9)
Vocals, Piano – Champion Jack Dupree


Tracklist:

1.Bad Blood 3:45
2.She's Jail Bait 5:55
3.Somebody Done Changed The Lock On My Door 5:30
4.Bring Me Flowers 5:52
5.Hey Mary 3:25
6.Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee 5:50
7.You Can Make It 5:00
8.Big Leg Emma 3:50
9.Early In The Morning 4:45
10.Schooldays 5:20

terça-feira, 20 de novembro de 2018

Same Player Shoot Again - Our King Freddie (2018)

                                                       Same Player Shoot Again
Same Player Shoot Again is a brand new project composed of some of the most brilliant musicians in France - Vincent Vella (vocals), Romain Roussoulière (guitar), Julien Brunetaud (keyboards), Loic Gayot (tenor saxophone), Jerome Cornelis (alto saxophone, guitar), Steve Belmonte (drums), Max Darmon (bass) - who decided to pay tribute to Freddie King, the bluesman who died at the very end of 1976.

More than four decades after his death, the one that has been the major influence of British artists like Eric Clapton and Peter Green but also another Texan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, is thus honored in France through the album "Our King Freddie" which will take up no less than five titles from the album "Burglar" (1974) but also many classics written or performed on stage by Freddie King during his career.


Credits:

Vincent Vella (Voice)
Romain Roussoulière (Guitar)
Julien Brunetaud (Keyboards)
Loic Gayot (Tenor Saxophone)
Jerome Cornelis (Guitar, Alto Saxophone)
Steve Belmonte (Drums)
Max Darmon (Bass)



Tracklist:

1. The Same Old Blues
2. She's a Burglar
3. Let the Good Time Roll
4. Going Down
5. Only Getting Second Best
6. I'd Rather Be Blind
7. Hide Away
8. Pack It Up
9. Ain't No Sunshine
10. Ghetto Woman
11. I'm Tore Down
12. Texas Flyer
13. The Sky Is Crying
14. Palace of the King

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Somewherre Over The Rainbow (1988)

                                                           Stevie Ray Vaughan
"Recorded Live In Boston during '88 USA Tour" is on the back but it's actually from August 17, 1984 recorded at The Spectrum in Montreal, Canada. It's the late show from that night.

Credits:
Bass – Tommy Shannon
Drums – Chris "Whipper" Layton
Guitar, Vocals – Steve Ray Vaughan


Tracklist:

1 Shuffle 4:49
2 Testify 4:23
3 Voodoo Chile 11:39
4 Honey Bee 2:33
5 Couldn't Stand The Weather 5:06
6 Cold Shot 4:02
7 Texas Flood 8:06
8 Pride And Joy    14:28
9 Rude Mood 4:16

Jan Gerfast - Black & White (2018)

                                                              Jan Gerfast
Jan Gerfast was born in - 54. He was raised in Osby, a little town in Sweden. He started to play the blues guitar in the end of the 60s.

Living as a vagabond in the 70s. Stayed among other places in Paris, France as a street musician  and later on playing in a jazzclub there.

Came home again and started a band called "Blue Night". This band played experimental rock music. At this time Jan lived a kind of hippie life in the woods !

In the beginning of the 80s Jan was backing up other swedish artists live and on records.

In the end of the 80s he formed his blues band and started to play a lot live in Sweden. Later on the rest of Scandinavia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Poland etc.

He has released 9 albums in his own name.


 
Tracklist:

01. Howling Like A Hound (3:06)
02. Have Some Fun (3:07)
03. Rise & Shine (3:14)
04. Going To The Promised Land (3:36)
05. All I Wanna Say (3:02)
06. No Use To Stay (3:01)
07. It's Gonna Be All Right (3:32)
08. Worried Mind (4:42)
09. Checking Out (5:23)
10. Black & White (3:01)

segunda-feira, 19 de novembro de 2018

Jack Bon - Standing Rock (2018)

                                                                Jack Bon
This energetic blues-boogie rock band trio belongs to the cream of the French music scene. Jack Bon and his "Standing Rock" CD delivers on the promise. With this excellent album, Jack Bon Trio inspires us from the very first song. Solid but understated rock tunes, cozy roots music with a nice and greasy edge of blues; that's what Jack and friends stand for. Jack has been on the road for 40 years and made fourteen albums with riffs inspired by Hendrix, Dylan and The Stones.

The Players ...

Jack Bon - Guitar & Vocals

Rudy Rosselli - Drums

Chris Michel - Bass

Jim Barbiani* - Slide Guitar

Lino Muoio* - Mandolin

G.G. Miller* - Tambourine

Luc Blackstone* - BG Vocals


1 Long Big Fight    
2 Absolutely Sweet Marie    
3 Another Friend Is Gone    
4 I'm A King Bee    
5 The Day You Left Me    
6 It Could Be You, It Could Be Me    
7 Let's Get It On    
8 Gone So Fast    
9 Boogie Man, Rock'n'roll Singer    
10 Good Loving Mama    
11 It's Your Turn    
12 Saturday Night

Rusty Wright Band - Playin' With Fire (2009)

                                                           Rusty Wright Band
Not content with finding one groove and sticking with it, Playin' With Fire takes listeners on a joyful, rolling tour of blues-infused, souped-up Americana. Hints of jazz, rock, and country vibe find their way into this veritable musical stew and this six-piece "energized blues storm" dishes it up and serves it steaming hot - along with a healthy side serving of Motor City flair and attitude. It's a vibrant, honest blending of sounds and styles guaranteed to leave you feeling good.

Credits:

Bass – Andy Barancik
Drums – Pete Haist
Guitar, Vocals – Laurie LaCross-Wright, Rusty Wright
Keyboards, Guitar – Dave Brahce
Saxophone, Percussion – Eddie Lester 


Tracklist:

1 World Upside Down    
2 Pretty Little Lies    
3 Lost Souls    
4 Messin' Round    
5 Make A Liar Out Of Me    
6 Last Days Of Whitey Malone    
7 You Ain't Thinkin' 'Bout Me    
8 What A Ride    
9 A Change In The Weather    
10 Playin' With Fire