terça-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2019

T44 Blues Band - Blues Lounge Demo (2018)


                                                                  T44 Blues Band
TT44 Blues Band  banda regia de Blues integrada por Lalo Cabañas, una leyenda regia de 
la guitarra, Pato Farias, Saturnino y el maestro Cesar Tiberio,excelentes Músicos.


TT44 Blues Band Blues regia band composed of Lalo Cabañas, a regal legend of the guitar, Pato Farias, Saturnino and the maestro Cesar Tiberio, excellent musicians.

Credits:

Arturo Ábrego - Voz
Américo Reynoso - Bajo
David Palacios - Guitarra
Oscar Keys Sandoval - Teclados
César Tiberio - Batería

Tracklist:

01.Mago´s Blues
03.Ain´t no sunshine
04.Before you accuse me
05.Georgia
06.Have you ever see the rain
07.Mary Ann
08.Stormy Monday
09.Hard Time
10.Summer time
11.Ticket to ride
12.Holiday Blues
13.Well Well Well
14.White Hope
15.Look at me Live in Central Uno
16.Solo Live Lalo Cabañas en Central Uno
17.Woman Live in Central Uno

segunda-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2019

Possum Belly Overalls - Live At Maloe Melo (2018)

                                                              Possum Belly Overalls
We started in 2017 after we found Fabrizio. Ray was added and in Januari we did our first show at the famous Maloe Melo. Torsten and Jan met at the bar in Ilpendam where they live just north of Amsterdam. Torsten is a 100% Blues man playing the Mouth Harp like nobody else. He's got a “Little Walter” approach in his sound but got his own distinctive feel. Jan is the Rockabilly drummer with a big Blues collection and soft spot for traditional and Jump Blues from Doctor Ross to Wynonie Harris. Fabrizio is a great guitarist with a authentic sound and sing's like a true Italian. His sound and playing skills is a mix of Ike Turner meets Micky Baker. Ray is the man with the big Double Bass Swingin’ the Blues up and down those long string's. Joris is the boogie machine playing those keys with the like's of Jelly Roll Morton up to Jimmy McGriff on his Hammond B3. 

Credits:

Torsten Stälher - Harmonica
Jan van Leeuwen - Vocals,Drums
Ray Blom-upright - Bass
Fabrizio Carrieri - Guitar,Vocals

TRacklist:

01. Don`t Start Crying Now 03:38
02. Mean Ole Train 03:18
03. Sugar Bee 05:56
04. Mojo Hand 06:23
05. P T - Bone Shuffle 05:03
06. Crazy Mixed Up World04:44
07. Rockinits 04:46
08. Juke 03:54
09. Possum Belly Overalls 04:25
10. Cat Squirrel 04:25
11. Tell Me Mama 05:02
12. Chromatic Jump 08:02
13. Edgier 04:24
14. Money 04:35

Jack De Keyzer - Down In The Groove (2000)

                                                                   Jack De Keyzer
From concert halls to nightclubs, theatres to honky-tonks - guitarist, singer and songwriter, Jack de Keyzer has performed his brand of rockin? blues throughout North America for the past 25 years. Born in London, England, de Keyzer?s earliest influences were British rockers, Cliff Richard & the Shadows (who featured the great Hank Marvin on lead guitar.) By the time the Beatles hit, de Keyzer?s path was chosen. Learning rock?n roll and rhythm`n blues from the British groups, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, (US expatriate) Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Led Zeppelin, Jack eventually found the source and became a blues disciple from age 15 onward. De Keyzer say`s "I love all styles of music, just as long as there`s blues running through it." Starting as a sideman, session guitarist, de Keyzer worked with many international artists beginning with King Biscuit Boy, in Hamilton, Ontario where the teenaged Jack emigrated to from England. Jack was featured on several King Biscuit a! lbums. From there it was stints with Ronnie Hawkins and New York City, Rock-a-Billy crooner, Robert Gordon, where a very young Jack played alongside Duke Robillard. After this de Keyzer joined popular Canadian group, The Bop Cats. The Cats pre-dated Stray Cats and released several CD's before de Keyzer began fronting the more rock'n roll oriented Rock Angels. Jack also continued doing session work during this time performing with many of his musical heros, Bo Diddley, John Hammond Jr., Etta James and Otis Rush. De Keyzer also performed regularly with Blue Rodeo at this time. Starting his own band in 1985, Jack de Keyzer has released 3 CD's to date, "Hard Working Man" (Warner Music Canada 1991), "Wild at Heart" (1994 Parfio Music Group) and the latest, award winning release,"Down in the Groove." (Blue Star Records 1999.) Down in the Groove recently won "Recording of the Year" at the Maple Blues Awards and also received a 2000 Juno Award Nomination for "Best Blues Album."!

Tracklist:

1. Down in the Groove
2. Gambler`s Blues
3. High on Your Love
4. Nasty Swing
5. When Love is Right
6. I Need a Break
7. Touch of the Blues
8. Wanna Rock
9. Party
10. Skid Row
11. Ride with Me
12. Ain`t No Stoppin?
13. Groove (Pt. 2)

Dan Pitchard - The Dan Pitchard Band (1997)

                                                                     Dan Pitchard
Blues with a Horn Section, a la B.B. King.Influences: B. B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Roy Buchanan, John McLaughlin, Leslie West, Ritchie Blackmore, Gary Moore, and many others.

Credits:

Dan Pitchard - Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Bass on Let Me Tell You Why, and Vocals
Jude Pitchard - Vocals
Mark Kindley - Rhythm Guitar on 'Til My Eyes Go Blind, One Foot Out The Door, and Where'd My Baby Go?, and Harp
Marty Carlson - Dobro Slide Guitar
Larry Booth - Bass 
Roger Cannavaro - Bass on One Foot Out The Door and Where'd My Baby Go?
Ron Stahl, Jr. - Drums
Rick Shaw - Trumpet
J.D. McCauley - Alto Sax
Jonathan S. Ball - Tenor Sax on Let Me Tell You Why, I'm Sick And I'm Tired, and Only Sometimes
Terry Sanger - Tenor Sax on Where'd My Baby Go?
Lou Manoni - Tenor Sax on Big, Strong, Woman Lovin' Man, and One Foot Out The Door

Tracklist:

1. Til My Eyes Go Blind
2. Big, Strong, Woman Lovin' Man
3. Let Me Tell You Why
4. I'm Comin' Home
5. Ain't Got The Blues
6. One Foot Out The Door
7. Where'd My Baby Go?
8. Baby, I'm Watchin' You
9. I'm Sick And I'm Tired
10. I Can't Sleep
11. Only Sometimes
12. I'm Goin' Home

Kid Andersen - The Dreamer (2007)

                                                                     Kid Andersen
This is awesome stuff, Chuck berry , Peter Green , Magic Sam all rolled into one.

Credits:

Kid Andersen - Guitar,Vocals
June Core - Drums
Bob Welsh - Piano
Randy Bermudes -'Bass

Special participations:

Andy Santana - Harmonica 
Charlie Musselwhite - Harmonica
Rick Estrin - Harmonica

Tracklist:

1. The Dreamer
2. Dig The Pain
3. Rocket Fuel
4. Jezebel
5. Twist Of The Century
6. My Baby Lee
7. Soul City
8. The Nightmare (Nowhere To Turn)
9. Serve Me Right To Suffer
10. A Better Day
11. Conclusion
12. Take It Slow

The Ted Vaughn Blues Band - It Takes a Man to Play the Blues (2018)

                                                         The Ted Vaughn Blues Band
The Ted Vaughn Blues Band's latest release, "It Takes A Man to Play the Blues" features some of the worlds most notorious blues musicians .

The rhythm section includes veteran drummer "Drawback Slim" and bassman Dave Stump. Drawback Slim has shared stages with national acts such as James Cotton, John Lee Hooker and Earl King, while Dave Stump has performed with members of the iconic Savoy Brown.

The incredibly tasty guitar licks are provided by veteran guitarist Greg Dodds ( Renee Hill Band, The Flex Tones) and the multi award winning "Godfather" of the Pacific Northwest Blues Scene, Garry Meziere. Producer Leon-Forrest lays down the keyboards and Ted handles the vocals and harmonica. The album features eight original tunes and two completely reVamped covers.

Produced by Leon-Forrest and engineered by Platinum / Diamond Album recipient Paul Carlsen (Nirvana, Greg Allman, Neil Young), if this don't get you on your feet, nothing will !! 

Tracklist:

1. It Takes a Man to Play the Blues 3:50
2. Crying Won't Help You Now 4:17
3. Shake Them Blues 2:49
4. Givin' up the Cat 2:56
5. Fresh Dug Grave 4:24
6. I Can Be Your Doctor 2:50
7. Shoot to Kill 3:38
8. Mama's Got the Money 5:56
9. Non-Profit Prophet 3:26
10. Whatever Happened to the Blues 3:46

Jeremy Lyons & The Deltabilly Boys Quartet - Live At Fribourg (2000)

                                                                       Jeremy Lyons
About ten years ago, in the backyard of his parents' house in Ithaca, New York, Jeremy Lyons showed me his newly purchased 1935 National Guitar. At the time I was playing in a band with Lyons' life-long friend and future Deltabilly Boy Greg Schatz. Lyons would occasionally sit in with our band, and I knew him to be a pretty decent electric guitar player. When he sat down on the picnic table and began finger-picking that National, I knew he had found his niche. Anyone who knows the music scene in New Orleans these days or reads this magazine knows the rest of the story.
Lyons was a little hesitant when I asked if I could review his new CD, Live at Fribourg. He was concerned about the quality of the mix. Given that Mark Bingham produced the last Deltabilly Boys disc (with great results) and that Live at Fribourg is a no frills live soundboard mix, I can see his point. Although there are some rough edges that you would associate with such a live recording, there is really only one track (the last) where the mix is slightly distracting. That nit having been picked, let's get down to business.
This CD rocks. It is by far the loosest, greasiest recording of this band to date. Eleven of the tracks are from 1998 appearances at a festival in Switzerland. These cuts feature the current line-up of the Deltabilly Boys (Lyons on guitar and vocals, Greg Schatz on bass, accordion, and vocals, and Paul Santopadre on drums) augmented by multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and fellow Ithacan A.J. Strauss. He provides backing on piano, guitar, trumpet and upright bass with amazing facility. His Slam Stewart-style bass/vocal solo on "Everybody Loves My Baby" is one this disc's many highlights. Also of note is a red hot version of the Jr. Parker classic "Mystery Train," as well as a stunning seven minute workout on Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love?" The playing and in particular the vocals on this album are as on time as you would expect from a band that gigs as constantly as these guys. If you're a Deltabilly fan, this is a must have. 

Credits:

Jeremy Lyons - Guitar, Lead Vocals, Washboard
Paul Joseph Antopadre - Drums
Gregory Stefan Schatz - Accordion, Upright Bass
A.J. Strauss III - Piano, Trumpet, Upright Bass
Steve Lewins - Upright Bass

Tracklist:

01. Salty Dog (3:46)
02. Country Boy (6:10)
03. Comin' Home (3:51)
04. Who Do You Love (7:20)
05. Let's Give A Party (4:13)
06. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby (3:26)
07. Mystery Train (7:07)
08. Come On In My Kitchen (5:10)
09. One Cup Of Coffee (3:18)
10. Everybody Loves My Baby (4:52)
11. Café Au Lait (4:25)
12. Early In The Morning (5:37)
13. All By Myself (6:38)

domingo, 20 de janeiro de 2019

Toth Bagi Band - Crazy Clock (1997)

                                                         Toth Bagi Band
Guitarist and singer Csaba Toth Bagi has been a fixture of the Hungarian music scene since his teenage years, well known for his powerful voice and his soulful and technically brilliant guitar playing. His rootsy blues and jazz style is greatly influenced by his Balkan upbringing, his Hungarian musical education and his years touring internationally with renowned guitarist Al Di Meola. He was raised in Serbia in a family of musicians who later settled in southern Hungary in 1993 during the Yugoslavian war. His father started him on the piano at the age of 6, and by age 12 he had found his voice writing and recording on the guitar. At the age of 16, Csaba recorded his first blues album “Crazy Clock” (1997), featuring Tibor Tatrai, the most respected Hungarian blues guitarist. The album won great acclaim from European critics, who described him as “the Hungarian Gary Moore”.

Tracklist:

1. Your Way    
2. I ain't Superstitous    
3. Angel Left Me Today    
4. Baby Blue    
5. Lucky Jack    
6. October    
7. Six Shooter    
8. Never Mind    
9. Losein' The Blues    
10. Crazy Clock    
11. Red House
   























sexta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2019

Los Fabulosos Blueshakers - Live At Night (2018)

                                                      Los Fabulosos Blueshakers
LOS FABULOSOS BLUESHAKERS Early R&B combo (west coast, chicago, jump, texas) formed by experienced musicians from Valencia (Spain): Lizzy Lee (vocal), Jorge Gener (harmonica), Paco Rubiales (upright bass), Juanjo Iniesta (drums) and Ricardo Gener (guitar). The shows give a great dinamic versatility and a knowledge and respect of the music they play.

    
Credits:

Lizzy Lee - Vocals
Jorge Gener - Harmonica
Ricardo Gener - Guitar
Paco Rubiales - Upright Bass
Juanjo Iniesta - Drums and Shakers

Tracklist:

1.Hitsville Hop 04:30
   
2.Fabulous Blueshakers 02:28
   
3.Keep On Lovin´Baby 03:51
   
4.Trouble Up The Road 02:57
   
5.It´s Love Baby 02:44
   
6.I Want You By My Side 03:22
       
7.Last Night 03:51
   
8.Goin´Down Slow 03:50
   
9.Four Men 03:33
   
10.Feel So Bad 05:33
   
11.What Have I Done 05:17
   
12.Barefoot Rock 04:02
   
13.Queen Bee 05:12
   
14.Jericho 02:10
   
15.Seven Nights To Rock 03:46

Seth Rosenbloom - Keep On Turning (2019)

                                                             Seth Rosenbloom
By starting off on classical violin, switching to guitar by age eleven, and earning a performance merit scholarship from the Berklee College of Music at 16 years old, it doesn’t sound like your typical blues guitarist’s bio. But within the first few notes of Seth Rosenbloom’s debut full-length, Keep on Turning (out January 18th on HOLMZ Music), you’ll understand why he has been described as a “searing blues-rock guitarist.”

“For me, playing the blues is all about expressing emotions,” Rosenbloom has said.  “It allows for an extraordinarily wide range of emotion. That, I think, is the key to making great music overall, and great blues in particular.”

Fueled by a top-notch group of musicians, including Travis Carlton (Robben Ford, Scott Henderson) on bass, Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) keys, and drummer Gary Novak (George Benson, Chic Corea), and produced by world-renowned blues guitarist Josh Smith (and recorded at Smith’s Flat V Studios in Reseda, California), Keep on Turning finds Rosenbloom offering up six originals he wrote or co-wrote (with Boston-based blues guitarist Sonya Rae Taylor) along with three reworkings of blues standards from Elmore James, Freddie King and B.B. King.

Rosenbloom’s talent is in his ability to slowly build his solos, never quite fully showing his hand, but giving you just enough to warrant the need to see him live; he gives off the vibe that he could burn down a stage. On Keep on Turning, he never overplays, showing a strong discipline and sense of dynamics usually reserved for the elder statesmen of the blues.  His vocals are clear yet forceful, with just enough blues bite to command authority of the material, sometimes sounding like a more aggressive Bob Weir.

Of his originals, the self-penned “Right About Now” is a highlight; a slow blues with a memorable hook and chord progression, the ache in its lyrics reflected in Rosenbloom’s vocal and guitar. The shuffling “I Can’t Help It” allows the band to show off some roadhouse swagger, while the oft-covered Elmore James warhorse, “Look Over Yonders Wall” is reimagined here into a funky Meters-style groove.

Elsewhere, B.B. King’s “Heartbreaker” and the Freddie King classic “Palace of the King” features the horns of Josh King and Jamelle Adisa – giving an old-school big-band blues feel to the proceedings. It’s a testament to Rosenbloom’s powerful vocal and guitar that he not only doesn’t get lost in a bigger band setting but continues to command center stage.

Another highlight is the burning “Broke and Lonely.” Rosenbloom’s guitar interplays seamlessly with Kinsey’s organ, as the ebb and flow of the Carlton and Novak rhythm section propel the slow blues ahead while simultaneously anchoring the groove.

Tracklist:

1.Keep On Turning
2.Crawling Back
3.I Can't Help It
4.Heartbreaker
5.Right About Now
6.Look Over Yonders Wall
7.Broke and Lonely
8.Come Back Around
9.Palace of the King

Blue Lunch - Above The Fold (2014)

                                                                 Blue Lunch
The late 1940’s and early 1950’s were a magical time in American musical history, when blues, rhythm & blues, swing and rock & roll were all one thing. Blue Lunch explores that music and makes it their own.

From Cleveland, OH eight virtuoso musicians perform on guitar, piano, upright bass, drums, harp, saxophones, trumpet, and trombone. In addition to their instrumental work, Blue Lunch also boasts five vocalists and includes do-wop style and gospel harmonies in their repertoire. Blue Lunch has released eight cds, Recorded Live at Wilberts, Eyes Wide Open, Not Live at the Copa, Big Sound Blues, Sideswiped, Saxophone Shootout II , Blue Lunch Special, and their newest and most recent release, Above the Fold, for Rip Cat Records of Los Angeles.

Credits:

Bob Frank - Guitar & Vocals

Peter London - Harp & Vocals

Mike Rubin - Trumpet

Bob Michael - Trombone

Mike Sands - Piano

Ray DeForest - Bass

Scott Flowers - Drums

Chris Burge - Saxophone

Tim Longfellow - Hammond B3

Sammy DeLeone - Congas

Tracklist:   
   
1. Ain't Trying To Kill Nobody 4:58    
   
2. One Fine Day 4:22    
   
3. The Long Game 3:48    
   
4. Everybody's On the Phone 3:25    
   
5. Woman I Bleed 4:35    
   
6. No Time Like the Present 3:50    
   
7. Seven Times 6:01    
   
8. Where Do You Think It's Going 2:45    
   
9. Lake Erie Highball 3:22    
   
10. Venita 6:22    
   
11. Love No More 3:05    
   
12. All I Needed 3:44    
   
13. Tossin' & Turnin' & Burnin' All Up Inside 3:37    
   
14. Katt'n Around With Moe 3:40    
   
15. Good News 3:01

quinta-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2019

Roy Buchanan - Buch and The Snake Stretchers (1971)

                                                             Roy Buchanan
This home-made and self-produced platter was issued by Roy Buchanan (guitar/vocals) after being rejected by Polydor. The artist decided to privately distribute the album on his own BIOYA label, whose initials stood for the message that Buchanan had for Polydor - B(low) I(t) O(ut) Y(our) A(ss). For obvious contractual reasons, his name wasn't even intimated on the burlap bag (no joke) that housed first pressings of the 12" platter - which was sold only at "underground" stores, head shops, and Buchanan's gigs. The music within the grooves proved to be equally as rustic and authentic as the packaging would suggest. The contents were in essence a professional audience tape documented circa 1971 during Buchanan's residence at The Crossroads nightclub in Bladensburg, MD. Years (if not decades at this point) as a consummate sideman is manifest in the spectrum of emotions and fluidity that Buchanan's fretwork achieves. His trademark precision and clean timbre pierces the otherwise murky recording as he pilots the Snakestretchers, who respectively consist of Ned Davis (drums), Dick Heintze (keyboards), Teddy Irwin (rhythm guitar), Chuck Tilley (vocals/rhythm guitar), Peter Van Allen (bass), and Marc Fisher (percussion). The six-piece backing combo are deceptively tight and likewise a perfect foil for both Buchanan's nimble fingers and acutely soulful leads. The opening cover of Don Gibson's "Sweet Dreams" alternately shimmers and sears behind the band's nimble waltz. The languid and drawn-out "Down by the River" is nothing short of a seminal example of the riveting command that formed around Buchanan's solos. Of even greater value are the originals "Since You've Been Gone" and the truncated "The Messiah Will Come Again," which is joined in progress.

Tracklist:

1. Sweet Dreams 5:07    
   
2. Down by the River 7:39    
   
3. Since You've Been Gone 7:59    
   
4. I'm a Lonesome Fugitive 4:01    
   
5. The Messiah Will Come Again 5:16    
   
6. Johnny B. Goode 3:22

Tobacco Road Blues Band - Don´t Tread On Me (2018)

                                                    Tobacco Road Blues Band
The band Tobacco Road Blues (TRBB) is an Austrian band of Blues and Blues Rock formed in 2014 by two guitarists and singers Peter Prammerdorfer and Mike Diwald.

Credits:

Mike Diwald - Guitar, Vocals
Peter Prammerdorfer - Guitar, Vocals
Klaus Sauli - Drums
Christian Egger - Bass

Tracklist:

1. Don´t tread on me 4:29
2. Lean your head on me 3:33
3. Couldn‘t you just say sorry for fuck‘s sake 4:38
(Yeah, that one’s for you, Babe!)
4. Good memories are the ones to hurt the most  3:41
5. Shagging and drinking 3:57
6. The promised land 5:18
7. The piper (He who pays the piper calls the tune) 3:44
8. Walk into the sunset- Part 1 6:29
9. Kiss my ass, lass 3:56
10. I got me a gun 3:57
11. When I‘m losing control 5:28
12. Up shit creek 3:38
13. Walk into the sunset – Part 2 3:46
14. Will I be there 4:34

Gökalp Baykal & Catwalk - Günaydın hüzün(1998)

                                                        Gökalp Baykal & Catwalk
Günaydin Hüzün is a Rock blues album composed of 4 songs, released in October 1998 by Gökalp Baykal and Catwalk. The lyrics and songs of the three songs on the album published by Zihni are limited to Gökalp Baykal. The other song included in the album was composed by Berke Hatipoglu and Ilke Hatipoglu. The recording and recording of the album was recorded by Levent Büyük in Studio 18, and the album was mastered by Baris Büyük.

Credits:

Gökalp Baykal: Vocals
Berke Hatipoglu: Electric Guitar
Oya Erkaya: Bass guitar
Ilke Hatipoglu: Hammond org, keyboard
Serkan Ayman: Drums

Tracklist:

1.Günaydýn Hüzün 3:06
2.Gözüm Üstünde 3:16
3.Catwalk 4:03
4.Tatsýz Tuzsuz 3:17

The Ballroomshakers - Rockin' Is Our Business (2018)

                                                          The Ballroomshakers
The Ballroomshakers are finally releasing their new album. A mix of Jazz, Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Swing and R'n'B! All fans of the wild 40s and 50s should not miss this! Live The Ballroomshakers with their hot swing and R`n'B of the 40s and 50s for seventeen years provide enthusiasm.

Now the band is catching up and pulling another trump up their sleeve: with the US-American singer Donniele Graves, the "black" music of the post-war era is brought to the stage even fresher, younger but just as authentic as before.

Donniele Graves of North Carolina, with voice, power and wit as a worthy representative of the early R'n'B embodies the authentic sound and the true glamor of the 50s. And with saxophonist Angelika Traurig, there is another woman on board who is whipping up on the men's trio Kusche, Schmidt and Hirschmann. The three gentlemen of the rhythm section shine not only as a foundation for the virtuoso ladies, they also convince as singers and soloists.

Tracklist:

1.Good Rockin' Daddy
2.One Monkey Won't Stop No Show
3.Rockin' Is Our Business
4.Each Day
5.A Sunday Kind Of Love
6.Them Their Eyes
7.Too Many Men
8.It' Your Voodoo Working
9.Bring It Back
10.That's Allright With Me
11.Doin' The Jive
12.Be Proud
13.Whipper Snapper
14.My Baby Just Cares For Me

quarta-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2019

Tweed Deluxe - Itty Bitty King (2017)

                                                               Tweed Deluxe
"Formed in 2010 the trio has been playing blues and blues-rock style material in San Diego for seven years and now has come forward with a disc of original and surprisingly diverse songs, all written by lead guitarist and singer Michael Oleata. This man, you may gather, is a live-wire guitarist, alternately loose and snappy in his phrases, insistent but relaxed, teasing with half phrases and short runs, making superb use of space to create anticipation for the next blitz. And blitz Oleata does, stepping up the pace and letting loose with achingly sweet cascades of notes. With the steady and able assist of Lyle Koonts on bass and Robert Sheehan on drums, Oleata works out, digging deep into the E string for an earthy grunge straight from the Delta blues tradition, then switches his tone and integrates gold-toned country inflections and makes unusually elegant and tasty use of the wah-wah pedal."
"Tweed Deluxe is a strong band, extending what one can do with a song-based guitar trio. Itty Bitty King intrigues and thrills with confident guitar improvisations against a sure footed rhythm section."

Credits:

Michael Oeata - Guitar and lead vocals
Lyle Koonts - Bass and vocals
Rocbert Sheehan - Drums, vocals, congas and percussion

Tracklist:

01. Itty Bitty King 04:47
02. Brown Haired Girl 03:47
03. I Believe 04:39
04. Evening Blues 06:22
05. Should Have Known Better 04:33
06. Meet Me 05:45
07. Underground 05:38
08. Country Boy Blues 06:38
09. Kingsville 05:10
10. Sea Of Cortez 07:07
11. Star Spangled Banner 03:04

Kathy Boye & The DTG Gang - I Feel Alive (2018)

                                                                 Kathy Boye
The concerts offered by Kathy Boyé and her DTG Gang are a journey to the roots of Blues and Soul. A repertoire very "roots", visceral, deep with the voice and sometimes the harmonica, sometimes electric guitars sometimes slide of Mr. Tchang who responds to him, supported by the whole band.
A concert alternating the moving songs of visceral shout blues and blues rock inflamed.
Two hours of breathtaking energy, where you will sing, shout, dance, you will be swept away and transported to the Southern United States, where Kathy spends time every year.

Credits:
  
Kathy Boyé - Vocals, Piano, Harmonica 
Mister Tchang - Guitars, Vocals
Pascal Celma - Bass, Vocals
Daniel TBone Stec - Organ, Piano, Vocals
Fabien Tournier - Drums, Vocals


Tracklist:

1. I Feel Alive 05:11
2. Well on My Road 03:43
3. No More Baby 04:20
4. Crazy 16 Blues 06:23
5. Home 05:50
6. Deep in My Heart 04:35


Superband - Serata di R&B Americano (1986)

                                                                  Superband
This is a bootleg recorded by the Italian band Superband. They mix Blues, Soul and even elements of Italian music. The sound quality is not the best, but worth the hearing and the unusual.

TRACKLIST Disc 1

1 - Sconosciuta
2 - Caledonia
3 - Sconosciuta
4 - Halleluja i love her so
5 - Se ci fossi tu (i bee love you too long)
6 - Sconosciuta
7 - Sconosciuta
8 - The happy song (dum-dum)
9 - Knock on wood
10 - House on the rising sun

TRACKLIST Disc 2

1 - Inizio (sconosciuta)
2 - Finale (sconosciuta)
3 - Sconosciuta
4 - Sweet home Chicago
5 - When a man loves a woman
6 - (Sitting' on) the dock of the bay
7 -  Sconosciuta
8 - Everybody need somebody to love

Credits:

Ivo Ramella - Drums
Sandro Gili - Guitar 
Attilio Gili - Bass, voices
Paolo Piscozzo - Keyboards
And others.

terça-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2019

Killing Floor - Killing Floor (1969)

                                                                  Killing Floor
The sheer toughness - and overall derivative - nature of Killing Floor's debut album, issued six months after Led Zeppelin's debut in 1969 on the Spark label, is a wondrous contrast to the overly slick treatment American blues were given by British artists. All of these tunes, with the exception of one, are revamped versions of songs from the blues canon with different words. The lone "cover" in the set was written by Willie Dixon titled "Woman You Need Love," the tune Zep ripped for "Whole Lotta Love." Despite the fact that this set was issued before by Repertoire, the Akarma version is definitive in that it features the original cover artwork in a heavy cardboard gatefold sleeve, and killer sound. This is a raw, immediate, overdriven, psychedelic blues record that offers an interesting historical counterpoint to the immediate impact of Page and Plant and Co., but it also offers a great contrast to the recent 1990s versions of American groups trying to rock up the blues in like style: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion immediately comes to mind. They also provide a heavier, less reverent, and altogether heavier update of the Yardbirds rave-up sound.

Credits:

Stuart Mcdonald - Bass, Vocals
Bas Smith - Drums 
Michael Stewart - Guitar 
Mike Clarke - Guitar  
Lou Martin - Keyboards 
Bill Thorndycraft - Lead Vocals, Harp

Tracklist

1. Woman You Need Love 4:57
2. Nobody By My Side 5:03
3. Come Home Baby 4:09
4. Bedtime Blues 7:42
5. Sunday Morning 1:01
6. Try To Understand 2:40
7. My Mind Can Ride Easy 2:33
8. Wet 0:39
9. Keep On Walking 5:09
10. Forget It!     5:30
11. Lou's Blues 2:40
12. People Change Your Mind 8:40

Paolo Bonfanti - On My Backdoor, Someday (1992)

                                                              Paolo Bonfanti
Born in Genova, Italy in 1960 started playing guitar in 1975 after studying classical piano.
Graduated in music semiotics at University of Bologna.

From 1985 to 1990 he has been leading BIG FAT MAMA, one of the most important italian rock bands, with whom he recorded 3 LPs.

From 1990 to 1992 played with some British Blues legends such as sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith (Colosseum, J. Mayall) and drummer Mickey Waller (J. Beck, Rod Stewart) in a band named DOWNTOWN.

He is currently playing as a solo act and with his own band all over Italy and Europe and in the U.S. a few times (Austin, Tx "South By Southwest", Winfield, Ks. Acoustic Music Festival); collaborated also with some of the best rock and blues musicians such as Roy Rogers (J. Lee Hooker's guitarist and producer) and John Popper (Blues Traveler).

He is also a guitar/music teacher and three guitar manuals has been published over the years, "Country-Rock Guitar" (together with italian flatpicking guitar wizard Beppe Gambetta), "Bottleneck Guitar" and "Electric Guitar According to P. B.".

Tracklist:

1. Second World
2. After The Parade
3. The Range
4. Nightmares
5. A Part We had to play
6. Gentlemen's Woman
7. Headed For Hard Times
8. Bastard Son
9. Stayin' Alive With "L"
10. Little Windy Town
11. Forbidden Fruit

Steamhammer - Reflection (1969)

                                                              Steamhammer
One disc approximately 48 min. long.Sound is typical late sixties-not remastered. First off be aware that this album is still available in two different covers. I'm reviewing the disc put out by Akarma Records-the cover is a color photo of the band through some golden fuzzy leaves. Steamhammer,formed in 1969,was an interesting group. The vocals were a bit like This Was Jethro Tull,the songs were blues-based and the guitars were blues-rock sounding. There was a bit of Jethro Tull sounding flute throughout. In 1969 this was a curious sound-people didn't know what to make of it. The opening instrumental,a quiet guitar passage,segues into an in your face guitar sound that will wake you up. The songs on this album were sequenced in such a manner that gives it a nice flow between fast and slow tunes. The original album ends with a continuation of the first quiet track-very nice. This edition has two extra tracks which are all right but disrupt the feel of the original album. I always thought it was a shame that this album wasn't released in America in 1969.

Tracklist:

1. Water, Pt. 1 (0:52)
2. Junior's Wailing(3:18)
3. Lost You Too (3:28)
4. She Is the Fire (3:10)
5. You'll Never Know (3:27)
6. Even the Clock (3:49)
7. Down the Highway (4:28)
8. On Your Road (2:43)
9. Twenty-Four Hours (7:28)
10. When All Your Friends Are Gone (3:49)
11. Water, Pt. 2 (1:44)

Credits:

Kieran White - Vocals, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar
Martin Pugh - Lead Guitar
Martin Quittenton - Guitar
Steve Davey - Bass
Michael Rushton - Drums

Shawn Pittman & The Moeller Bros - Lowdown (2010)

                                                Shawn Pittman & The Moeller Bros
Fifteen inspiring rip-roaring, toe-tapping blues blasters that contain the eternal effervescing spirit of the blues. Shawn is teamed up by two old time friends, The Moeller Brothers, Johnny on guitar and Jay on drums, from The Fabulous T-Birds.

Tracklist:
   
1. Hand It Off 3:10    
   
2. Tell Me 3:37
   
3. Hell Or High Water 4:04    
   
4. Be My Queen 4:10    
   
5. 24 Hours Aint Enough 4:22    
   
6. The Judge Should Know 5:22    
   
7. My Home Is A Prison 4:44    
   
8. Movin' 4:52    
   
9. I've Had Enough 3:05    
   
10. One Thing On My Mind 4:24    
   
11. I Got A Call 4:00    
   
12. Train Blues 3:49    
   
13. Too Much Noise 3:21    
   
14. Step By Step 4:01    
   
15. Do Yo Best & Can' Da Rest 3:51

segunda-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2019

Davey Pattison - Pictures (2003)

                                                               Davey Pattison
In 1999, veteran vocalist Davey Pattison finally found the time to record and release a solo album. Accompanied in the studio by a clutch of old friends, Mississippi Nights explored the singer's bluesier side. Pattison, however, first came to international acclaim fronting Ronnie Montrose's band Gamma, and his rock roots show on his sophomore set, Pictures' wittily titled opener "Waiting as Fast as I Can," the smoking "Married to the Blues," and the heavy hitting "Judas," the latter one of the album's standouts. But the real pleasure of this 2003 album is the diversity of music found within. From the thumping R&B tribute to "John Lee, Jimmy Reed and Mississippi Fred" to the smoky jazz of "Gypsy Woman's Got the Blues," Pictures presents a snap-shot of Pattison's many loves and influences. Invariably he returns to the blues in a variety of stylistic guises, from the porch-sitting, fingerpicking "Wish" to the church spired "Just Who You Are." Spilling into R&B, there's the pianoman perfection of "Blues at My Window," the Delta stew of "Born to the House of Blues," and the rollicking ride to "Hollywood." Add a power and traditional ballad, and a couple of genre benders, and Pictures is the perfect Pattison panorama. Once again, Steve Canali's slide guitar haunts the grooves, and John Rewind's axe adds the thrills and chills. Kay Bjord's keyboards are a wonder to behold, while the bassists, drummer, and percussionist lay down a solid foundation upon which the musicians build. Nights was a delight, Pictures pushes Pattison to even greater heights.

Tracklist:

1. Waiting As Fast As I Can    
2. Married To The Blues    
3. Gypsy Woman's Got The Blues    
4. Judas    
5. I'm The Only (For Valerie)    
6. John Lee, Jimmy Reed And Mississippi Fred    
7. Pictures    
8. Born To The House Of Blues    
9. Wish    
10. Just Who You Are    
11. Mr. Henpecked    
12. Blues At My Window    
13. Hollywood    
14. Wild Mountain Thyme (For Nell)


Zip Fastenes Blues Band - Who Are We (1991)

                                                         Zip Fastenes Blues Band
Italian Blues Rock band with elements of Swing Blues.

Tracklist:
1. Feeling Lonely 5:04
2. Money For My Wife 3:08
3. Hard To Handle 3:08
4. Hard To Be 3:57
5. You Want To Leave me 6:08
6. You Got To Run 4:28
7. Kansas City 5:50
8. Rock Me Baby 7:14
9. Because I Love You Just The Same 6:40
10. Proud Mary 2:50
11. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay 3:56
12. One And One Is Two 5:36

The Angelina Hunter Trio (2018)

                                                        The Angelina Hunter Trio
Hey music lovers, here you'll find a sneak peak of 4 tracks from the Angelina Hunter Trio's upcoming album release.
 

Credits:

Angelina Hunter - Guitar, Vocals, Composition
Adam Bell - Bass, Composition
Sandy Hunter - Drums, Composition
Dean Watson - Producer/Engineer

1.Getting Old Child 06:33
   
2.Ain't No Sunshine 04:38
   
3.Something For Nothing 06:34
   
4.I Never Loved Ya' 04:37

domingo, 13 de janeiro de 2019

Walter Trout And Friends - Full Circle (2006)

                                                                    Walter Trout
In his mid-fifties at the time of this album's release in 2006, Walter Trout seemed to be in a reflective mood. His 2005 album was a collection of older, previously unreleased tracks from various stages in his extensive career. This follow-up finds him reconnecting with many artists he has worked with, laying down newly recorded originals. In fact, this is Trout's first studio recorded disc of fresh material since 2001's Go the Distance. As the Full Circle title implies, the guitarist rounds up some musicians/friends he has played with for a spontaneous set of performances. The liner notes explain that some of these tracks were unrehearsed first takes, and the heightened energy level throughout reflects that. Also impressive is that Trout was eye-to-eye with each artist, as opposed to projects where guests lay down solos at various times in different cities and never see each other. The disc kicks off in fine, heated form with John Mayall sharing vocals and guitar and adding harmonica to a fiery eight-minute slow blues workout "She Takes More Than She Gives." Trout restrains -- slightly -- his propensity to pummel more notes per minute than the next guy, infusing greater passion into his playing as evidenced by the swampy blues-rock of "Workin' Overtime," featuring Jeff Healey. Fellow fret shredders of his genre such as Bernard Allison, Coco Montoya, and especially Joe Bonamassa add predictable firepower with their contributions and seem to spur Trout to new heights. In this heavy company, it's refreshing to hear him shift into a jazzier mood with Junior Watson on "Slap Happy" and even go acoustic on "Firehouse Mama," where he trades hyperactive riffs with neighbor Eric Sardinas. Harp master/vocalist James Harman (who, with his burly face and long white beard looks more like Moses everyday) and organist Deacon Jones bring comparative subtlety to the proceedings and alter the groove to a less frenzied attack than when Trout is trading licks with his guitar buddies. Guitar Shorty, Little Feat drummer Richard Hayward, and noted DJ Larry Keene -- whose articulated fast talking can be compared to Trout's own style on guitar -- also appear, the latter for a spoken word title cut finale that could have been left on the cutting room floor. Deep blues fans will still probably shy away due to the album's guitar heavy appeal and Trout's tendency to overextend his furious solos. But for the blues-rocker who loves a rugged blast of electricity and barrages of notes played with no-frills intensity, this is arguably Trout's most listenable, impressive, and diverse album yet.

Tracklist:

01. She Takes More Than She Gives (Featuring John Mayall)
02. Workin' Overtime (Featuring Jeff Healey)
03. Firehouse Mama (Featuring Eric Sardinas)
04. Who's Listenin' In (Featuring Coco Montoya)
05. Slap Happy (Featuring Junior Watson)
06. Wrapped Around Your Finger (Featuring Guitar Shorty)
07. A Busy Man (Featuring James Harman)
08. Highway Song (Featuring John Mayall)
09. When Will It Ever Change (Featuring Bernard Allison)
10. Can't Help Falling Apart (Featuring Finis Tasby)
11. After Hours (Featuring Deacon Jones)
12. Clouds On The Horizon (Featuring Joe Bonamassa)
13. Full Circle (Featuring Larry Keene)

sexta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2019

Pete Brown & Phil Ryan - Road Of Cobras (2010)

                                                        Pete Brown & Phil Ryan
One of the great unsung heroes of the 1960s' Brit Blues Rock Scene, Pete Brown, returns to the recording fray by way of a brand new album recorded with musical partner Phil Ryan. Comprising fourteen tracks, the album also contains magnificent contributions from the likes of Arthur Brown, Mick Taylor, Clem Clempson, Jim Mullen, and Annie Whitehead, as well as some inimitably Jazz-flavoured horn charts from a stellar brass section including Lee Goodall, Laurie Brown, and a cameo from Art Themen. Highlights include a superb duet between Pete Brown and Maggie Bell on the sulphurous, smouldering Between Us, and Brown's trademark lyrical wit suffuses the likes of Klip-On Weirdness Kit and The Ballad of Psycho and Delia. The whole album is a delightfully, reassuringly old school Brit Rock record that radiates the kind of quality ensemble playing that many thought was extinct when the sixties morphed into the seventies.

Credits:

Pete Brown - Vocals
Phil Ryan - Keyboards
Clem Clempson - Guitar
Mick Taylor - Guitar
Jim Mullen - Guitar
Mo Nazam - Guitar
Lee Goodall - Flute, Saxophone
David Hadley - Bass
Bob Jenkins - Drums
John McKenzie - Bass
Art Themen - Saxophone
Annie Whitehead - Trombone
Maggie Bell - Vocals
Arthur Brown - Vocals
Laurie Brown - Trumpet
Rietta Austin - Vocals (Background)
Helen Hardy - Vocals (Background)

Tracklist:

1. Flag A Ride
2. Living On The Edge
3. Between Us
4. Klip-On Weirdness Kit
5. The Ballad Of Psycho And Delia
6. Tell Me
7. Men Only
8. 13th Floor
9. Scroll On
10. When Love Has Wings
11. Moving Target
12. Didi
13. Sneaky Spot Trading Man
14. Couldn't We Try Again

Laurie Jane and the 45s - Late Last Night-Elixir of Sara Martin (2018)

                                                                 Laurie Jane
Louisville, Kentucky's Laurie Jane and The 45s find themselves walking new paths that are at the same time as familiar as turning down the street to home on their new release from Down in the Alley Records. Their goal, to revive the work of Louisville's prohibition era blues original, Sara Martin, but not in a purist way. Instead of trying to capture every nuance of music nearly a century old, they reach out to deliver Sara's music in the same way the great British rock bands introduced most of us to the blues. Sara Martin's words ring true through the careful, thoughtful delivery of Laurie Jane's vocals. The band's southern soul shines with layers of rich horns, cascading guitars and their trademark raucous rhythms.

Tracklist:

1.Late Last Night 2:54
2.Achin' Hearted Blues 3:12
3.Blind Man Blues 4:17
4.Strange Lovin' Blues 2:34
5.Sugar Blues 2:46
6.My Man Blues 4:31
7.Joe Turner Blues 3:45
8.Can't Find Nobody To Do Like My Daddy Do 3:01
9.Pleading Blues 2:49
10.Atlanta Blues 2:31
11.I'm Gonna Be A Lovin' Old Soul 4:42
12.'Tain't Nobody's Bus'ness If I Do 4:23

Bert Wray Blues - Hometown Hostage (2018)

                                                             Bert Wray Blues
Bert Wray Blues hails from Charlotte , NC where they brew up a cool drink of vintage blues rock. Slide guitar, rumbling bass, and simple drums create a foundation for down-home storytelling about the street-level blues that find us everyday. The band's new album Hometown Hostage (2018) explores the American hometown experience, telling the tales of those who stayed, left, or returned to their hometowns.   

Tracklist:

1. Silo City Girl 2:51   
  
2. Family on My Mind 3:13   
  
3. Hometown Hostage 4:40   
  
4. Get My Kicks 3:44   
  
5. Blues Around the Corner 4:17   
  
6. Mr. Blues 4:39   
  
7. My Old Girl 4:14   
  
8. Hometown Groove 2:17     

   

The Holmes Brothers - In The Spirit (1990)

                                                           The Holmes Brothers
The Holmes Brothers' voices are too potent, their harmonies too smashing, and their love of vintage sounds too immense for them to be content with producer-dominated, softer urban contemporary sounds. This set included some riveting gospel tunes like "None But the Righteous" and "Up Above My Head," plus a credible (if a little lengthy) version of "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby" and the tighter, hard-hitting tunes "Please Don't Hurt Me," "Ask Me No Questions," and "The Final Round." If straight-ahead, rousing shared leads and booming harmonies interest you, the Holmes Brothers do it the way they used to throughout the South in the '60s and '70s.

Credits:
   
Sherman Holmes - Bass, Vocals 
Popsy Dixon - Drums, Vocals  
Wendell Holmes - Guitar, Vocals
Anders Gaardnand - Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals    
Ron Levy - Piano 
Kjeld Ipsen - Trombone 
Larry Etkin - Trumpet 
Angel Acevedo - Vocals

Tracklist:

1. Please Don't Hurt Me 4:17
2. The Final Round 2:48
3. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 6:30
4. Hey, Hey, I Love You 3:47
5. None But The Righteous 5:56
6. Squeal Like An Eel 3:10
7. Going Down Slow 6:30
8. Ask Me Now Questions 2:57
9. So Fine 2:18
10. Baby, What You WantMe To Do 4:40
11. Up AboveMy Head 3:33

Howlin' Waters - Slip Into The Night (2019)

                                                             Howlin' Waters
Howlin' Waters rocks hard on his 5th album for Falcon Blues Records, "Slip Into The Night"!

Song influences include The Black Crowes, Cactus, The Rolling Stones, Sly & The Family Stone, Humble Pie, The Georgia Satellites, The New York Dolls, Iggy & The Stooges, Hubert Sumlin, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon & Howlin' Wolf.

Credits:

Howlin' Waters - Guitars, vocals
Earthquake Jake - Backing vocals
Mick Switchblade - Drums, percussion

Tracks:

1.It's Alright! 02:44
   
2.Let Me Be Your Lover 04:00
   
3.Ruckus In The Rockhouse 02:09
   
4.Trouble Town 04:21
   
5.Jet Flash Mama 03:27
   
6.I'll Never Be The Same 04:28
   
7.Diamond In The Rough 03:29