segunda-feira, 19 de agosto de 2019

Buddy Guy - This Is the Beginnin (2013)

                                                                   Buddy Guy
Buddy Guy would become one of the best and most celebrated electric blues guitarists of the 20th century, but in 1958, he'd only been living in Chicago for a year and was struggling to make a name for himself. That year, on the advice of Magic Sam, Guy met with Harold Burrage, the owner of Artistic Records, a Chicago-based record label that specialized in blues acts. Artistic would soon go out of business, but before they did, they issued Guy's first single sides. In the Beginning: The Artistic & USA Sessions collects Buddy Guy's early material for Artistic Records, as well as material cut for the label that was later released on another Chicago label, USA Records. Featuring rare outtakes and alternate versions, this collection includes the songs "Sit and Cry," "Try to Quit You Baby," "Too Many Cooks," "God's Gift to Man," "The Way You Been Treatin' Me," and many more.


Buddy Guy - Guitar, Vocals
Ike Turner - Guitar (tracks: 3, 15)
Otis Rush - Guitar (tracks: 1, 2)
Phil Guy - Guitar (tracks: 12 to 14)
Big Walter Horton - Harmonica
Jackie Brenston - Baritone Saxophone
McKinley Easton - Baritone Saxophone 
Jack Myers - Bass Guitar (tracks: 5 to 11)
Willie Dixon - Bass Guitar (tracks: 1 to 4, 15, 16) Vocals [2nd Vocal] (tracks: 8, 9)
Odie Payne, Jr. - Drums
Willie Smith - Drums  
Harold Burrage - Piano (tracks: 1 to 4, 15, 16),
Lafayette Leake - Piano (tracks: 5 to 11)
Bob Neely - Tenor Saxophone
Carlson Oliver - Tenor Saxophone 
Eddie Jones - Tenor Saxophone 
Harold Ashby - Tenor Saxophone 
Jesse Fortune - Vocals  (tracks: 5 to 11)


01. Sit And Cry (The Blues) 03:02   
02. Try To Quit You Baby 02:33   
03. You Sure Can't Do 02:36    
04. This Is The End 02:55   
05. Too Many Cooks - Vocals, Jesse Fortune 02:50   
06. Too Many Cooks (Alt. Take) 02:49   
07. Good Things - Vocals, Jesse Fortune    02:40
08. God's Gift To Man - Vocals, Jesse Fortune, Willie Dixon 02:45   
09. God's Gift To Man (Alt. Take) 02:50    
10. Heavy Heart Beat - Vocals, Jesse Fortune 02:52   
11. Heavy Heart Beat (Alt. Take) 03:30   
12. Baby Don't You Wanna Come Home 02:35   
13. The Way You Been Treating Me 03:07   
14. I Hope You Come Back Home 02:58
15. You Sure Can't Do (Session) 10:48   
16. This Is The End (Session) 10:58

Scott Weis Band - Tryin' To Get Back (2008)

                                                            Scott Weis Band
The Scott Weis Band has become the Tri-state areas new buzz. To take a quote from the classic 70s tune, Stop! Hey - whats that sound? Everybody look whats going round. Most people wonder when they hear them how come I have not heard of them before? As we dig deeper we start to see that we may have seen or heard them over the past twenty years professionally working with many true legends of all styles of music. Well the stars must have been right here as the saying goes, All three members born the same year is the result of a magical union. The Scott Weis Bands first CD Have a Lil Faith shows this magical union 12 tracks showing of there diverse musical history makes for the most unique blend of soul, blues and rock. SWB 2nd Cd Tryin' To Get Back establishes the band as a true Blues Rock Power Trio, a Cd that represents the bands raw live energy,with a Lil good olde soul. Both CD's were recorded at the renowned local studio Mix-O-Lydian in Lafayette, New Jersey, all tracks were recorded live to 2" tape, leaving no room for error. Recording a live Cd is the hardest says Scott Weis, but we had experience and confidence on your side witch sometimes makes magic. "To see the Scott Weis Band live is a whole other experience, I have not seen a musical union like this in years their musical bond is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin or Cream." Kate Walter, Freelance Writer Members include Robert Kopec Bass guitar, Roger Voss drums and Scott Weis Guitar, lead vocals and Harmonica." Scott Weis sings with the passion reminiscent of Joe Cocker, Otis Redding. John Sopel Village Voice Scotts guitar playing is a tasteful blend fusion and raw electric blues. Ron Delmare Rhythm and blues review Robert Kopecs Bass playing is amazing reminiscent of Jaco Pastorios or James Jamerson. Vincent Scott, Sleepy Lodge Records Roger Vosss Drumming is a cross between the power of John Bonham and the subtleties of Steve Gadd. Don Sternecker "The Blend of these three is blues rock magic."Don Sterneker Scott and crew Have put their time in as a working musicians for many and opened shows for artist's from J.R. Well's, Jerry Garcia,Nusrat Fata Ali Khan ,Blues Traveler Little Feet The Night Hawks and many others,many different style's, For many years. Scott and crew found a home fusing many of his influences into blues rock. " This band smokes." To see Scott play live is a expeirence,This soft spoken guy ripps his heart out of the guitar and sings with a voice that can sing raw blues ,down home soul, or a great ballad, truly amazing . I once asked Scott why is it that when you play, you have this energy that takes over a room? "For me playing is a spiritual thing and when I get up and play I am in a trace like state. You gotta feel it deep down or you dont stand out." The Scott Weis Band does not just stand out they TAKE OVER.


01. One Good Reason 03:18        
02. Under Pressure 03:07        
03. Tryin' To Get Back 03:59    
04. Rise 03:12     
05. Can't Deny 04:37        
06. Born Again 03:33     
07. Burn 03:41        
08. Open Your Eyes 05:24    
09. Arrow 04:01     
10. Tell Me Why 03:49

Otis Waygood - Otis Waygood (1970)

                                                               Otis Waygood
Otis Waygood was a blues band comprised of Rhodesian Jews (interesting to ponder on the implications of a time when this was possible) who famously came down to Cape Town on a whim and in a battered Combi, got a “guest artist” slot at the 1969 Battle Of The Bands (apparently an annual big deal in Cape Town in those years) and became an overnight sensation for their raw, exciting, stomping blues rock. They stayed in South Africa for two years and managed to release three LP’s before various realities of the Southern African situation caught up with the band members and the band dissolved/relocated to the UK.


Rob Zipper - Vocals, Guitars, Saxophones
Ivor Rubenstein - Vocals, Percussion
Leigh Sagar - Guitars, Organ
Martin Jackson - Vocals, Flute
Alan Zipper - Bass


01. You're Late Miss Kate 02.08
02. Watch an' Chain 04.33
03. So Many Ways 03.48
04. I Can't Keep From Crying 06.03
05. Fever 04.21
06. Wee Wee Baby 02.50
07. Better Off On My Own 02.59
08. Help Me 05.01
09. I'm Happy 02.42
10. Devil Bones 03.15
11. You Can Do (part 1) 04.20
12. You Can Do (part 2) 04.30

Janis Joplin - (Live 1969-12-11 Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA)

                                                                 Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin - (Live in Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA)
The sound quality of this CD is average.


01. Raise Your Hand 05:54
02. Hey Bo Diddley 08:45
03. Kozmic Blues 06:27
04. Port Arthur Blues (featuring Johnny Winter) 10:48
05. Help Me Baby (featuring Johnny Winter) 05:18
06. Maybe 04:18
07. Try 05:14
08. Piece of My Heart 04:57

sábado, 17 de agosto de 2019

Blues 'N' Trouble - Down To The Shuffle (1991)

                                                             Blues 'N' Trouble
B'n'T was formed in the early 80 's by Tim Eliott & John Bruce. During the next ten years B'n'T toured & guested with many blues greats including BB King, Robert Cray, Pinetop Perkins, Charlie Musselwhite, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells. It would be easy to state that the strength of the band lies in the harp playing, vocals and dynamic personality of leader Tim Elliott or in the powerhouse rhythm section. Then again, it could be the edge - the edge that's only acquired from hard work. Their experience was painfully acquired over the years, with more than 3,000 smokin' gigs behind them. B'n'T is wrapped up in a speedy, stomping, gut-wrenching brand of blues.


01. Why Why Why 03:49
02. Tore Up 02:28
03. Sleepin In The Ground 04:34
04. Hooked on You 04:54
05. Statesboro Blues 04:29
06. Emilia Jane 04:08
07. Papa Lou's Boogie Woogie 05:00
08. Stay With Me 04:43
09. Fool No More 04:00
10. Bring It on Home 02:41
11. Down To The Shuffle 03:37
12. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 01:00
13. You Missed A Good Man 03:00
14. Rats Crawlin' 'Cross My Face 02:46
15. Tribute To Kees 03:26

Banana Peel Bluesband - Live At The Banana Peel (1997)

                                                          Banana Peel Bluesband
Belgian Blues Rock band that gives us a great live CD !!


Marino Noppe - Vocals, Guitar , Slide
Willy De Vleeschouwer - Guitar
Dominique Van Tomme - Hammond , Piano
Eric De Wolf - Bass
Andy Van Kerkhove - Drums


01. Out Of Sight 04:00
02. Make My Guitar Talk 03:57
03. It's Raining In My Life 06:16
04. Honky Tonk 03:18
05. The Thrill Is Gone 05:04
06. The Break Of Day 04:52
07. The Walking Blues 04:34
08. Milburn's Boogie 04:08
09. Wait Baby 06:56
10. Blues Of The Monthclub 05:07
11. Backside Of Paradise 04:57
12. Komomo 06:04
13. That's Alright 04:15
14. Bad Blood 03:50

sexta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2019

Lou Pride - Keep On Believing (2005)

                                                                 Lou Pride
Once an under-recorded soul bluesman, Lou Pride is making up for lost time. This 2005 release is his third album of predominantly new and original material since 2000, not including a terrific set of 1970-1973 sides reissued by Severn in 2003. Pride kicks off with "Midnight Call," one of his best songs and a perfect indication of his Southern soul/blues roots. There is a bit of Al Green's Hi rhythm section in the thumping drums and longtime associate Benjie Porecki's powerful Hammond B-3. Post-heart attack, Pride's voice remains in fine form, bending notes and sliding from a gruff bottom to a sweet upper register like a combination of Howard Tate, Bobby Bland, and Johnnie Taylor. Although the 12 originals all written or co-written by Pride are uniformly solid, it's on Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain," the disc's only cover, that Pride finds the blues by tapping outside material, possibly something he should do more often. A remake of his 1972 hit "I'm Com'un Home in the Morn'un" and horn arrangements by the great Willie Henderson bolster the retro production. The backing vocalists, horns, and live-in-the-studio sound all seem grabbed out of the mid-'70s Memphis soul boom, which is high praise indeed. Jon Moeller's short, crisp guitar solos recall Steve Cropper's in their concise attack and the horns that punctuate most of the tracks are wonderfully arranged for maximum effect. Only the album's extended length is to its detriment. At a full hour, the disc is subject to diminishing returns as the songs unfurl. There is a similarity to the approach that, although not a problem when each track is played individually, becomes a bit staid over the duration. The slow blues of "Sunrise" comes as a much needed change of pace on an album that could have been more powerful if it had been trimmed by about four tunes. Regardless, this is emotional, gritty Southern-fried R&B sung by a master and recorded with old-school charm. It's an all but dying art form and one Lou Pride is proud to keep alive.


Lou Pride - Vocals
Steve Gomes - Bass
Robb Stupka - Drums
Jon Moeller - Guitar
Walter Namuth - Lead Guitar (tracks: 5)
Benjie Porecki -  Organ (Hammond) (Fender Rhodes)
Victor Williams - Percussion
Jeff Antoniuk - Tenor Saxophone, Flute
John Jensen - Trombone
Kevin Burns - Trumpet (1St)
Kenny Rittenhouse - Trumpet (2Nd)
Scotty Young - Alto Saxophone, Flute
Scott Silbert - Baritone Saxophone
Earl Jones - Backing Vocals
Eddie Jones - Backing Vocals
John Butler - Backing Vocals
Lady Mary - Backing Vocals
Margie Clarke - Backing Vocals
Meg Murray - Backing Vocals


01. Midnight Call 04:07
02. Waiting In Vain 03:58
03. I Can't Hold It 04:23
04. I'm Com'un Home In The Morn'un 05:16
05. Love Will Make It Alright 05:24
06. I Want To Hold Your Hand 05:04
07. Another Broken Heart 05:03
08. Real Deal 03:36
09. Sunrise 04:28
10. Without Your Love 04:43
11. I Wanna Be The Man You Want 04:22  
12. Layin' Eggs 04:07
13. Hold On To Your Dream 04:24

Dave Steen & Jailhouse Tattoo - Town Full of Secrets(2015)

                                                                  Dave Steen
Dave Steen has written songs for Solomon Burke, James Cotton, Maria Muldaur, Junior Wells, and more. This is a 'twisted roots' collection of greasy, gritty, American originals - every one a groovalicious, soulful, blues-rockin' dance party in itself!


01. Soda Pop 03:16     
02. Bloodshot 04:08     
03. Let's Get You Home 03:40     
04. I Was Wrong 04:22     
05. Climb Up the Ladder 03:49    
06. Beat It, Kid 03:46     
07. Bad Action 04:38         
08. Sure Use a Ride 03:58         
09. Willie Gets Down 04:41     
10. Stayed Away Too Long 04:28         
11. Ting-a-Ling 03:46

Voice Of The Wetlands All Stars - Box Of Pictures (2011)

                                                 Voice Of The Wetlands All Stars
They are some of the most accomplished, influential, and legendary musicians from Louisiana. In 2004 Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Dr. John, Anders Osborne, George Porter Jr., Johnny Vidacovich, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, and Waylon Thibodeaux formed the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars as an extension of Benoit’s organization Voice of the Wetlands. The idea was to forge a musical plea for Louisiana’s fragile eco-system that is disappearing at a rapid rate, as well as use the stage as a platform to educate and gain support from the national public. What was created was a brilliant group of musicians united as one – in music and in mission.

For people around the U.S., the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars is a crash course in Louisiana’s rich musical history. An eclectic mix of soulful blues, New Orleans funk, hoodoo rhythms, Cajun Zydeco, and gritty rock-n-roll, the band takes listeners through every genre of music that has enriched southern Louisiana for decades. The full effect of what can be done when talents this sizeable come together reveals itself in their new album, Box of Pictures.

The band’s first, self-titled album was deemed a premonition of hurricane Katrina, which struck eight months following the album’s release. The chorus of the otherwise savory, funk-charged opener “Bayou Breeze”, “Don’t let the water, wash us away…” became a haunting unheeded warning of the devastation wrought by the storm. The All-Stars follow-up album, Box of Pictures, is a response to what southern Louisiana endured since, and before, hurricane Katrina. The album is riddled with emotion and the harsh realities experienced in the months following the storm. Box of Pictures is an illustration of Louisiana’s resilience, a love story of survival, hope, and inspiration. It is also a message that attaining justice is a daily battle, and that saving and preserving New Orleans, Louisiana’s wetlands, and the region’s unique culture are the major challenges of this lifetime.


Tab Benoit - Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Drums, Vocals 
Dr. John - Piano, Vocals 
Anders Osborne - Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Sansone - Harmonica, Accordion, Vocals 
George Porter, Jr. - Bass, Vocals 
Johnny Vidacovich - Drums, Vocals  
Waylon Thibodeaux - Fiddle, Vocals 
Allen Toussaint - Piano  
Mitch Woods - Piano 
Sousaphone – Kirk Joseph
Cyril Neville - Percussion, Drums, Vocals 
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux - Percussion, Vocals 


01. Blues For New Orleans 06:59
02.Box Of Pictures 05:54
03. Who's Gonna Help You 05:02
04. Row That Pirogue 02:41
05. The Land Is Leaving 04:48
06. Crescent City Moon 05:25
07. Murder In New Orleans 05:46
08. Downright Ugly 07:19
09. Just To Have My Girl 03:24
10. Louisiana Funk 07:06
11. Oh Katrina 05:54

Screaming Lord Sutch - Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends (1970)

                                                       Screaming Lord Sutch
Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends is the debut album of musician Screaming Lord Sutch, being recorded in September 1969 at Mystic Studios (Hollywood) and released by Cotillion Records in 1970. The album featured Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) ) who produced, composed and played on the album. Also featured were drummer John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), guitarist Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds), bassist Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), keyboardist Nicky Hopkins, guitarist Deniel Edwards, bassist Rick Brown (The Savages) and drummer Carlo Little (The Savages). If you admire the work of the band Yardbirds, you will surely enjoy this album.


Lord Sutch -  Vocals
Martin Kohl - Bass
Noel Redding - Bass (tracks: 07, 09 to 11)
Rick Brown - Bass
Daniel Edwards - Bass, Guitar 
Bob Metke - Drums 
Carlo Little - Drums 
John Bonham - Drums (tracks: 01 to 03, 07, 08, 11, 12)
Jeff Beck - Guitar (tracks: 04, 05, 11),
Jimmy Page - Guitar (tracks: 01 to 03, 05, 07, 08, 11, 12)
Kent Henrey - Guitar (tracks: 05, 06, 09 to 11)
Nicky Hopkins - Piano (tracks: 04, 05, 11)
Producer – Jimmy Page, Lord Sutch


01. Wailing Sounds 02:34
02. 'Cause I Love You 02:41
03. Flashing Lights 03:09
04. Gutty Guitar 02:30
05. Would You Believe 03:18
06. Smoke And Fire 02:36
07. Thumping Beat 03:03
08. Union Jack Car 02:59
09. One For You, Baby 02:40
10. L-o-n-d-o-n 02:52
11. Brightest Light 04:25
12. Baby, Come Back 02:28

Mike Bloomfield - Earth Tavern,Portland-Feb.20,1979

                                                            Mike Bloomfield
Mike Bloomfield - Earth Tavern,Portland


Mike Bloomfield - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Bob Jones - Drums, Vocals
David Churry - Bass
Austin DeLone - Piano


01. Big Chief 08:25
02. Blue Ghost Aka Bucca’s Blues 11:46
03. Saturday Woman 08:28
04. She Took My Money 10:53
05. Kansas City 06:23
06. Rock Me Baby 00:36
07. Stand By Me 08:41
08. Feel So Bad 07:09
09. Moving Down The Road, Baby 05:54

quinta-feira, 15 de agosto de 2019

Mike Espy Blues Group - Son To Father (2009)

                                                       Mike Espy Blues Group
Another CD from this competent Blues Rock guitarist.


01. King's Special 05:17         
02. Gospel According to Shuggie 08:53         
03. Shuffle for Peter Green 05:00     
04. My Feeling for Freddie 07:47         
05. Wade in the Water (Traditional) 04:46    
06. Stop 03:49     
07. Country Girl Blues 07:17         
08. F. Mac Blues 06:20     
09. Jimmy Vaughn R&B 04:40         
10. Blues for Father 07:35

Hook Herrera - Cross My Heart (1997)

                                                              Hook Herrera
Born and raised in east San Jose. Influenced by the great concerts in the Bay Area and all the music within my own family. The a.m. radio at the time brought us Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, BB King and Donny Hathaway in the same half hour. My family brought me homegrown pure folklorico music from Mexico.
Hook Herrera reunites in this CD a great team of musicians besides a great repertoire. Satisfaction is guaranteed !!!!


Hook Herrera - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Bass, Drums 
Johnny Bass - Bass 
Mark Goldberg - Bass 
Mike Koeller - Bass
Jim Starboard - Drums 
Stephen Hodges - Drums
Denny Freeman - Guitar  
Mark Korpi - Guitar 
Jim Phillips - Guitar


01. Blues From My Soul 05:28
02. Tonight 05:36
03. Son Of God 03:25
04. Learni'N' 03:18
05. I Always Knew 04:47
06. One Lamp 05:36
07. Easy Baby 06:48
08. Believe 04:05
09. Country Girl 06:44
10. It Ain'T For You 04:29
11. Boogie #1 03:56
12. Stuck In N.Y. 04:42

Stone Crazy - Stone Crazy (2008)

                                                              Stone Crazy
Stone Crazy brings back the vintage sound of guitar driven rock with a bluesy feel all with a modern day edge.


01. Why 04:39
02. Sea Of Love 05:38
03. Trap 06:41
04. Feelin 06:43
05. Obstades 04:59
06. Prayin 05:58
07. Coupe Deville 03:27
08. Lonely Side Of Town 06:06

Stone Crazy Blues Band - Barnyard Boogie (2006)

                                                       Stone Crazy Blues Band
The Stone Crazy Blues Band, Northwest based blues trio, was formed in early 2004 by guitarist Chris Morda, bassist Forrest Giberson, and drummer Lorne Watson. The band's members all have diverse backgrounds, Chris has an Ethnomusicology Degree, Forrest has bachelor of music degree in Studio Music and Jazz with specialization in performance, music theory, music history and composition, and Lorne graduated with a Bachelors of Music Education and Percussion Performance. All three are currently private, as well as group, music instructors and have a wide range of performance experience.

On the band's debut cd, “Barnyard Boogie” the bands diverse background is showcased on classic , modern, as well as original blues. Classic blues dating back to the 1930's such as Blind Willie Johnson's "Motherless Children" , Willie Dixons 's "Little Red Rooster" , and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee’s “Trouble In Mind” reflect the bands innovative approach to blues classics featuring Chris on lap slide guitar. Sonny Boy Williamon’s electric blues classic from the 1950’s “Help Me” features standard guitar and showcases the influence of white blues great Johnny Winter’s influence on Chris’s playing.

The Band focuses on originals on “The Freeze” an instrumental tribute to the “IceMan” Albert Collins (whom Chris’s primary guitar teacher as a youngster, Robert Noll, toured with in the early 80’s,) the band stretches out with special guest on Hammond Organ, Joe Doria, one of the most highly sought out Organ players in the Northwest. Joe also lends his talents on another instrumental, Think Of You, which breaks the blues tradition in harmonic structure and features a beautiful meditatively melodic sentiment which has proven to be a fan favorite at the bands’ performances in the greater Puget Sound area. A sense of humor is showcased on the one of the bands original vocal numbers, 1/2 Steppin Chicken, featuring drummer Lorne Watson on vocals. Lorne also adds a light hearted touch to the bands experiment in microtonal music on ‘Workin Blues”, this song features the 12 Tone Ultra Plus Guitar with 29 notes per octave, juxtaposing the serious musical approach of minimalism and the overtone series with his casual vocal delivery. The bands range stands out on a number of other instrumentals as well. "Introspect” inluenced by East Indian Music, which once again features Chris on lap slide guitar, also features an extended drum solo. “Slow Down” and the title track of the cd Barnyard Boogie” are instrumental slide guitar workouts focusing once again on the classic blues sound as well as a country influence.


01. The Freeze 04:50         
02. 1/2 Steppin' Chicken 03:34         
03. Little Red Rooster 05:25     
04. Slow Down 02:10         
05. Help Me 05:25         
06. Motherless Children 03:26     
07. Think Of You 07:54         
08. Trouble In Mind 03:35         
09. Barnyard Boogie 04:11     
10. Workin' Blues 05:31         
11. Introspect 04:01

quarta-feira, 14 de agosto de 2019

Mike Espy & The Dibbleville Bluestars - A Mind of My Own (2016)

                                                                 Mike Espy
This album focuses on electric blues from the 1960's and 70's. Captures the blues essence of lesser known songs of Taj Mahal, B.B. KIng, Koko Taylor, Fleetwood Mac and Michael Bloomfield.

Mike Espy and the Dibbleville Bluestars is dedicated to the preservation of classic electric blues as this historic music fades into history. The passing of B.B. KIng in 2015 felt like a critical juncture for the Blues. The living memory of the classic blues artists is passing and fading with the march of time. We feel an urgent calling to carry on this important American music legacy.


01. A Mind of My Own 03:16        
02. Take It Home 02:53        
03. Find a Fool 03:14    
04. Pawnshop Bound 04:56   
05. Jumping at Shadows 04:52        
06. Everybody Got's to Change 03:58        
07. You're Still My Women 05:07        
08. Texas 05:29

Burt Conrad All Stars - Forward Looking Backwards (2006)

                                                           Burt Conrad All Stars
Follow up to their debut CD, "A Soulful Journey", BURT CONRAD ALL STARS deliver a dynamic collection of funky originals and jazz, blues and rhythm and blues standards on "Forward Looking Backwards". This mature, masterfully engineered and produced CD has a little something for everyone's taste. Opening track, "5 to 4" is a blazing smooth jazz original with Burt Conrad blowing a Mile Davis influenced trumpet on his guitar synthesizer. The groove on this number will make you want to jump out of your seat and dance. Reggae tune, "Let The Rain In" takes you right to the islands with a plaintiff cry of "Let the rain in to wash way my tears". "Let Love In" is Burt Conrad singing at his best on a moving contemporary pop track. "Let love will take you to places you've never been...don’t be will show you the way". Renditions of jazz standards Stanley Turrentine’s "Sugar" and Charles Lloyd’s "Forest Flower" make you feel like you’re awash in a "silky chocolate pudding". Brazilian star Raquel Lima guests on the swinging Conrad penned bossa nova "Take My Hand" glorifying the love of God. Conrad ballad "When Will I Find Her" chills the soul with desire for that special someone. Blues classics "Thrill Is Gone" and "Born Under A Bad Sign" are uniquely soulfully performed while R&B standards "Green Onions" and "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" are performed with signature "ALL STAR" funkiness. The CD closes with another Conrad penned tune "Travel Mercies". This time Conrad offers up a thematic melody bound to comfort you in today’s stressful times. All and all, this is another "must buy" CD from a group of legendary all star musicians.

01. 5 to 4 05:42    
02. Let the Rain In 08:38    
03. Let Love In 04:41    
04. Sugar 06:38    
05. Take My Hand 03:32    
06. Forest Flower 06:36    
07. When Will I Find Her 03:52    
08. Thrill Is Gone 05:07    
09. Born Under a Bad Sign 04:59    
10. Green Onions 05:39    
11. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 05:17    
12. Travel Mercies 04:52

Paris Kis - Them Blues (feat. George Royale) (2019)

                                                                 Paris Kis
14 Blues inspired original tunes written and produced by Paris Kis and George Royale, (Boogie Merchants)


01. Them Blues 03:32
02. Oh Belladonna 03:33
03. Ain’t Got No Choice 03:26
04. Play It over Again 03:08
05. Somethings Burning Within 02:39
06. It’s a Crazy World 04:13
07. What Do You Say 03:42
08. Workin’ Here No Longer Works for Me 04:43
09. In This Place Where I Live 04:47
10. The Rhythm of the Blues 02:55
11. Up All Night Feelin’ Down 04:49
12. Holding You up Is Bringing Me Down 04:26
13. Home and Dry 05:31
14. Her Trace Is Everywhere 05:13

Austin Young & No Difference - Blue As Can Be (2013)

                                                               Austin Young
Delivering fiery guitar licks and soulful sounds to listeners worldwide, Austin Young has crafted a unique sound and crowd-pleasing experience. With electrifying passion, energy, and stage presence, Austin makes every show personable and memorable to those within earshot. While staying true to traditional Blues elements, Austin has incorporated themes of contemporary Rock, Jazz, and Gospel to make his sound stand out to the large crowds he attracts. Inspired to pick up a guitar by many musicians, including his late father Tim Young, Austin has already produced and released two studio albums full of his original music, Blue as Can Be (2013) and Not So Simple (2016), and has been recognized for several awards in his home state of Colorado such as Best Guitar Player (2012-2015) from the Colorado Blues Society Listeners Choice Awards. When he is without his guitar, Austin enjoys giving back to charities that hold a special place in his heart, including Blue Star Connection and Habitat for Humanity. Driven forward by his passion for the guitar and faith in Christ, Austin is determined to continue his mission of positively impacting others through his music.


01. Thunderhead 04:11
02. Blue As Can Be 03:55
03. Disappearing Railroad Blues 05:23
04. Signal 03:36
05. Springtime Snow 04:15
06. Magdalena 03:33
07. Not As Strong 04:14
08. Who's Coming Out ? 02:58
09. Borrowed Time 04:13
10. That's It 02:31
11. Give Me One Good Reason 07:00
12. Walking Through 05:03
13. Miss You Moore 05:42

The Charlie Brechtel - Iron Voodoo (2014)

                                                           The Charlie Brechtel
Charlie Brechtel is an icon in the realm of Biker Music. In fact, you might call him the ‘Godfather’ of Biker Music, and you wouldn’t be exaggerating. Charlie has played with numerous blues, rock, country, and soul artists along the way to get where he is now. Biker Music is a genre that he helped to pioneer, as he writes music that is about his biggest passion in life; a religion of sorts that he has come to call ‘Motorcyclism’. His original music celebrates the lifestyle that he has chosen to lead – a combination of music and motorcycles that fuses the freedom of the road.

It is music that speaks to the soul of bikers in America and around the world.

Charlie was born in New Orleans and was raised by his Aunt Mamie, who owned a whore house on Decatur Street that catered to a clientele where the likes of Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, and other New Orleans music staples would come after shows for drinks, to tell stories, and unwind. Charlie, just a kid, would run around serving drinks to ‘guests’ of his Aunt Mamie’s, all the while listening to the stories and the music that was being bantered about in that storied establishment. Charlie also earned money as a kid cleaning up after the previous night’s festivities at jazz greats, Al Hirt and Pete Fountain’s bar on Bourbon Street. So Charlie‘s education in blues and jazz came early on in life.

Charlie didn’t start off playing guitar. He started out playing the drums, but when he realized that, “It was the guys in the front, singing and playing guitar that were getting all the girls, and they didn’t have to work that hard”, he decided it was going to be the guitar for him. “So then I said, ‘Damn, I’m gonna learn how to do that’, so I just started plucking … And I wasn’t really good at picking up songs on albums, you know… I was just really good at writing my own shit. It kind of made it a problem though, ‘cuz when I first started going to jam sessions, I wouldn’t know any of the songs they were playing.  Everybody’d be like, ‘Let’s play this’, and I’d go, “Well, I don’t know that, but I got my own songs.” The other guys would be all, “Yeah, well, sit down.” “So later on, those guys were the ones either sittin’ down, or playing in my band, playing my music.  So I guess I did the right thing, playing my own music, which helped me to come up with my own style. Later on, I came out to California and started playing and that’s where I met you.”

New Orleans is that kind of place. It influences the mind, brings out the imagination and creativity in people who are open to receiving what it has to offer. Charlie grew up listening to the likes of the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, and Professor Long Hair, just to mention a few. Charlie took those influences and added them to his own unique vision for his musical style and from the genres that were surrounding him in his native New Orleans – Cajun Zydeco, Swamp Boogie, Delta Blues, Southern Rock, Country music, and rock and roll.


01. Lodown 05:18    
02. Iron Voodoo 04:25    
03. Two for the Devil 06:37    
04. Buell Boogie Blues 04:18    
05. One Last Ride 05:09    
06. Jess & Joe 04:34    
07. Ride on Sonny 04:13    
08. Saddle Tramp 04:26    
09. Texas Star 04:04    
10. Goodtime Charlie 04:54    
11. Forever in Our Hearts 05:25    
12. Riding with the Wind - Live (feat. Cameron Carbrey) 04:57

terça-feira, 13 de agosto de 2019

King Biscuit Time - Live And Unaware (2018)

                                                           King Biscuit Time
Live And Unaware: This Live is quite funny because the band was totally unaware it was being recorded. Ian Perraud, a sound engineer we never heard of, told us so a few months after this memorable show at the Blackwoodstock Rock and Arts Festival 2016. He captured the Band off guards with its raw and spontaneous energy so well and we were so carefree and wild, just having fun that after listening to these cool and fun recordings we decided to share this Live moment with you. It was recorded in New-Caledonia on the 1st of October 2016, mixed in London in February 2017 and mastered in Portland later on. Hope you like it, it’s a kind of surprise Bootleg stuff, you know, and we had so much fun onstage and with the audience we’re sure you’ll dig it.


01. Rules (Live) 03:03         
02. Highway Blues (Live) 03:03         
03. Hey Baby (Live) 03:06         
04. What Time Is It ? (Live) 04:30         
05. Just Found My Yoko Ono (Live) 03:04         
06. Wysiwyg (Live) 06:11         
07. Rhumba Blues (Live) 02:51         
08. Hot Foot Powder (Live) 03:24    
09. Move to Chicago (Live) 05:55     
10. If Trouble Was... (Live) 04:06

Billy Webb Band - From the Vault (2010)

                                                             Billy Webb Band
A rocking, funky, country fried, blues celebration!    The beauty of the Billy Webb Band is that this duo shares a vast area of common ground, including Rock N' Roll and Blues.  Billy's father brings more Country, Rockabilly and Tex Mex to the table, while Jr. weaves in some Funky, Jazzy, Blues Rock with a hefty bag of contemporary riffs. Add solid rhythm from Sandy Vasquez on bass and Reuben Martinez on drums and you've got something special....Derek Silverman often joins us, handling the Keys/ Organ duties. The boy can play!


01. Good Year Baby 04:09        
02. Cajun Man 05:20        
03. Better Way 04:52        
04. Music in Heaven 03:04        
05. Country Song 03:45        
06. Fishin' Hole 04:57        
07. Slow'er Down 04:59        
08. Funkin' Round 04:16        
09. Song for the Indians 03:43    
10. Sing Me Back to Memphis 05:07

Trash Bluesrockband - New Roads (2019)

                                                        Trash Bluesrockband
Trash Bluesrockband is a Dutch band. Blues based rock.


Gerben Rijpma - Vocals
Jarco Hekman - Guitar
Adriaan Wirtz - Drums
Cok Martijn - Bass
Jacques Haasbeek - Keyboard


01. True Love Always Wins 05:01         
02. New Roads 05:12 
03. My Chevrolet Belair 04:52         
04. You've Got It All 03:49         
05. So Hard to Lose Your Love 05:03

Warren Stephens - She's Gone (2019)

                                                            Warren Stephens                    
An upbeat blues album with a good mix of rhythms and instrumentation.


01. Grass Ain't Greener 03:12
02. Bad, Bad Dream 03:20
03. Every Time I See a Rainbow 03:35
04. Woman Gone Blues 02:07
05. Better Than I've Been 03:17
06. Bad Case of the Blues 04:03
07. Copperhead 02:38
08. Every Day is Gonna Be a Blues Day 04:26
09. She's Gone 02:44
10. Nobody But You 03:12
11. Broken Man 03:34
12. Thinking About My Baby Blues 02:34
13. Stormy Spring 03:12
14. Why Does Love Treat Me Blue? 03:16
15. You're Fine as Wine 02:33 

segunda-feira, 12 de agosto de 2019

Tommy Young - Keeper of the 'B' (2001)

                                                                 ommy Young
No one knows where it comes from . No one knows where it goes. It's that etherical music that comes out of an old wooden wonder box with rotors and spinning horns. Organists everywhere never realized that thcy would have to drag along a girl named "Leslie" wherever they went...


Mitch Marine - Drums
Mike Medina - Bass
Tommy Nash -  Guitar
Chuck Rainey - Bass
Andy Timmons - Guitar
Tommy Young - Bass, Organ, Piano


01. Top It Off
02. So What?
03. Love Can't Hurt Me Anymore
04. Back Track
05. Cissy Strut
06. Kirby Girl
07. Melancholy Serenade
08. Slush Fund
09. Mezzaleen
10. Toad Licka
11. Keeper Of The 'B'
12. G-Walker
13. Warranty Exchange
14. Chuck's Groove
15. Mota Gata

Brother Hemlock - Tales and Trails (2019)

                                                            Brother Hemlock
This Album Features Leo D'Juan on lead vocals. Lastly I would like to thank the following individuals for their hard work and for filling in the missing pieces on this EP: Sarai Moore- Harmony Vocals (All You See Is You) Teara Sarafari-Harmony Vocals (Push It Away & Far Away) Bob Boyer-Saxophone and Drums Josh McDonald- Bass James Capobianco - Bass Jovan Carpino - Keys Amy Forando- Flute Tim Lynch-Bass/Keys/ProducerThe Recording Company Also a special shoutout to Christopher Davis for the album cover artwork and his dedicated vision.


01. Plenty to Go Around 03:08
02. Slip Right Through 03:59
03. Push It Away 04:45
04. All You See Is You 05:35
05. Gone Again 04:43
06. Far Away 03:24

Banderas Blues Band - Сборник Live (2005-2010)

                                                        Banderas Blues Band
An organic combination of the blues classics with famous hits and original songs. Thematic blues-style music programs dedicated to the work of such famous masters as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin, Erik Burdon, John Fogerty, ZZ Top, Jimmy Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and many other blues and rock classics in the author's processing. The blues-rock, signature guitar sound combined with a powerful voice and unique, memorable timbre of the 2012 Voice of the Country semi-finalist, the famous bluesman, Vladimir Banderas framed by the magnificent blues rhythm of the section - this is the main feature of the stunning sound of the Banderas Blues Band. Whatever they say, they play very cool, and recently they began to play even better. with the drive inherent in true professionals. This is not a fake or consumer goods. This is real art that did not arise from scratch and believe me, nobody will be indifferent.


01. To Mach Of A Good Thing 03:18
02. Baby Please 07:25
03. Blues Fantasy Susy Q & Riders Of The Storm 10:29
04. I Feel Good 05:10
05. Новый блюз 03:58
06. От меня ушла жена 04:57
07. Reel Fine Woman 03:37
08. Cookie Blues 04:49
09. I'm Your Hoochie Coochi Man 04:13
10. Whool Stop The Rain 03:16
11. Sweet Loving Thing 04:50
12. Hey Joe 09:17
13. Evil Ways 11:37
14. Lotta love 04:17

sábado, 10 de agosto de 2019

Curtis Matheson - A Particular Blue (2014)

                                                                    Curtis Matheson
In October of 2014, Curtis released his debut album, “A Particular Blue”, where he performed most of the instrumentation. Amongst other guests on the album, it featured 3/4ths of the Matt Minglewood Band, including Matt himself. A follow up EP was released a year later in 2015, simply titled “2015”. Soon after, Curtis retreated from the music scene for 18 months to focus on a Bachelor of Music degree at Acadia University.


01. Lookout 03:48
02. Hideaway 03:32
03. Tell Me 04:06
04.A nother Day Another Time 02:58
05. In A Dark Place 06:10
06. You Ain't Foolin' Me 03:57
07. Blow Wind Blow 03:44
08. Fireball 06:55
09. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day 03:52
10. Another Fool 04:04
11. Me Myself and I 04:12
12. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do 06:02
13. You Don't Know My Mind 03:44

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones - Live (2019)

                                                                Hannah Wicklund
Hannah Wicklund is a powerhouse guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of the eponymous rock n roll trio Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones. They write massive blues and classic rock influenced anthems with gnarled distortion, slamming rhythms and hefty guitar solos. 

Hannah Wicklund - Vocals, Guitar
Graham Spillman - Drums, Vocals
Grayson Downs - Bass, Vocals


01. Bomb Through the Breeze 05:59
02. Ghost 04:49
03. Looking Glass 04:16
04. Shadowboxes and Porcelain Faces 04:31
05. Mama Said 07:29

Pajarito Zaguri - En el 2000...(tambien)...(1994)

                                                                 Pajarito Zaguri
Con una leyenda del rock Argentino empezamos esta tanda de mitad de año, y hablamos de Pajarito Zaguri, es probable que a muchos no se les haga familiar y menos aún decir que éste desconocido músico hace parte de esa primera ola de artistas que darían inicio a esa gran historia del rock del país austral. Pajarito hizo parte de algunos de los proyectos más importantes del rock Argentino desde los años sesentas y como solista ha dejado una considerable discografía que merece ser rescatada del olvido al que se ha tenido. Pues bueno, con un disco del año 1994 titulado: En el 2000... (También), le damos arranque a éste mes, con rock and roll, milonga, tango y mucho blues para el disfrute de todos (recomendado), llega el Pajarito Zaguri!

Alberto Ramón García, más conocido como Pajarito Zaguri (Buenos Aires, 18 de febrero de 1941 - 22 de abril de 2013), fue un cantante y compositor considerado como uno de los fundadores del movimiento de rock argentino. Integró varias bandas pioneras del género, entre ellas Los Beatniks, Los Náufragos y La Barra de Chocolate. Siendo miembro de los Beatniks coescribió y grabó en 1966 las canciones «Rebelde/No finjas más», considerada una de las primeras canciones de lo que en Argentina se denomina rock nacional.

Pajarito Zaguri dio los primeros pasos en la música junto a su amigo Mauricio Birabent (después conocido como Morís), con quién en 1956 formó el grupo Los Shabaduba.

En 1966 formó con Moris, Javier Martinez, Antonio Pérez Estévez y Jorge Navarro, el grupo Los Beatniks, con el que registró el sencillo Rebelde/No finjas más (compuesto por él y Moris), editado como sencillo por la discográfica multinacional CBS (Columbia Records). Para promocionarlo, la banda buscó notoriedad tocando sobre un camión que recorrió las calles del centro de Buenos Aires (evento registrado en una filmación aficionada), y fotografiándose en una fuente semidesnudos. Las imágenes del paseo y el baño fueron prontamente publicadas en la portada de la revista sensacionalista Así, y la edición fue censurada por la dictadura militar de turno, presidida por el Gral. Juan Carlos Onganía), que las consideró escandalosas. Como consecuencia de ello, los músicos fueron encarcelados durante tres días. A pesar de la repercusión mediática conseguida, el disco no tuvo el éxito esperado y vendió muy pocas copias.

Desde entonces, Pajarito formó parte del puñado de músicos que en Buenos Aires generaron el movimiento de rock argentino cantado en castellano. Ese grupo tuvo su epicentro en el triángulo formado por un pequeño local nocturno llamado La Cueva, el Instituto Di Tella (en calle Florida al 900) y la céntrica Plaza Francia.4 Algunos de esos grupos y músicos fueron: Los Gatos Salvajes (con Litto Nebbia, Ciro Fogliatta y Oscar Moro, The Seasons (con Carlos Mellino y Alejandro Medina), Moris Birabent, Miguel Abuelo, Daniel Irigoyen, Tanguito y los periodistas y poetas fundacionales del rock Pipo Lernoud y Miguel Grinberg. (Fuente)

With a legend of Argentine rock we begin this mid-year batch, and we talk about Pajarito Zaguri, it is likely that many are not familiar and even less say that this unknown musician is part of that first wave of artists that would start That great rock story of the southern country. Pajarito was part of some of the most important projects of Argentine rock since the sixties and as a soloist he has left a considerable discography that deserves to be rescued from oblivion. Well, with a 1994 album entitled: In 2000 ... (Also), we start this month, with rock and roll, milonga, tango and much blues for everyone's enjoyment (recommended), comes the Little bird Zaguri!

Alberto Ramón García, better known as Pajarito Zaguri (Buenos Aires, February 18, 1941 - April 22, 2013), was a singer and songwriter considered one of the founders of the Argentine rock movement. He integrated several pioneer bands of the genre, including The Beatniks, Los Náufragos and La Barra de Chocolate. Being a member of the Beatniks he co-wrote and recorded in 1966 the songs "Rebel / Do not pretend anymore", considered one of the first songs of what in Argentina is called national rock.

Pajarito Zaguri took the first steps in music with his friend Mauricio Birabent (later known as Morís), with whom in 1956 he formed the group Los Shabaduba.

In 1966 he formed with Moris, Javier Martinez, Antonio Pérez Estévez and Jorge Navarro, the group The Beatniks, with which he recorded the single Rebel / No pretend more (composed by him and Moris), published as a single by the multinational record label CBS (Columbia Records) To promote it, the band sought notoriety by playing on a truck that toured the streets of downtown Buenos Aires (event recorded in an amateur film), and photographed in a half-naked fountain. The images of the promenade and the bathroom were promptly published on the cover of the sensationalist magazine Thus, and the edition was censored by the current military dictatorship, chaired by Gen. Juan Carlos Onganía), who considered them scandalous. As a result, the musicians were imprisoned for three days. Despite the media impact achieved, the album did not have the expected success and sold very few copies.

Since then, Pajarito was part of the handful of musicians that in Buenos Aires generated the movement of Argentine rock sung in Spanish. That group had its epicenter in the triangle formed by a small nightclub called La Cueva, the Di Tella Institute (on Florida Street at 900) and the central Plaza Francia.4 Some of those groups and musicians were: The Wild Cats (with Litto Nebbia, Ciro Fogliatta and Oscar Moro, The Seasons (with Carlos Mellino and Alejandro Medina), Moris Birabent, Miguel Abuelo, Daniel Irigoyen, Tanguito and the foundational rock journalists and poets Pipo Lernoud and Miguel Grinberg. (Source)


01. Super Rockero 02:31
02. La Claridad 04:22
03. Descanso De Filmacion 02:42
04. Floresta 03:31
05. La Tibieza Del Blues 03:18
06. Aguantame El Amor 01:54
07. Rock Burlon y Compadrito 02:09
08. Porteñito Del Campo 03:06
09. Un Pajaro Pesado 01:59
10. La Misteriosa Cancion 04:45
11. Chamuyando Los Blues 06:13
12. Un Camion De Rock N Roll 03:35
13. Floresta 2 01:49
14. Avenida Rivadavia (Bonus) 02:00

John Campbell - A Man And His Blues (1988)

                                                                 John Campbell
This 1988 album was John Campbell's debut and it's a pure blues album. Campbell was an earnest singer and a good acoustic blues guitarist. He chose to keep things simple here, although a ragtime instrumental shows speed, technique and virtuosity. Bringing in Ronnie Earl and band to beef up a couple of tunes was an excellent move - Earl and his Broadcasters were at their absolute peak in that year, one of the greatest blues bands of their era. There's some absolutely wonderful interplay between Campbell's downhome, Lightnin' Hopkins style guitar and Ronnie Earl's dazzling yet sensitive Stratocaster to be found here. "A man and his blues" is the real thing and Campbell's best recording.


John Campbell - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
Ronnie Earl - Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Producer
Per Hanson - Drums 
Darrell Nulisch - Vocals
Jerry Portnoy - Harmonica


01. Going To Dallas 03:36
02. Bad Night Blues 04:15
03. Judgement Day 05:15
04. Bluebird 04:26
05. Deep River Rag 03:01
06. Texas Country Boy 03:10
07. Sittin' Here Thinkin' 06:41
08. Sunnyland Train 04:51
09. White Lightnin' 05:50