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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dutch Tilders 1975 Break


Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:43:27
Size: 99,52 MB

Australia Netherlands

Dutch's second LP, Break, was recorded live to 2-track and released on the Eureka label in 1975. His backing group featured Foreday Riders members Phil Colson (guitar) and Rick Lock (drums) plus Don Reid (sax), Keith Dubber (trumpet, flugelhorn) and John Power (bass, ex-Co. Caine and later of Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons). The album mixed blues standards with several originals by Dutch. (http://www.milesago.com/artists/tilders.htm)



Tracklist:

01 - Make Up Your Bed 05:32

02 - Diddie Wa Diddie 02:43

03 - Mean Mistreater 03:13

04 - Just A Dream 03:46

05 - Over The Rainbow 01:57

06 - Good Morning Blues 04:54

07 - Next In Line 05:34

08 - Lonesome Dog Blues 02:56

09 - All Round Man 02:07

10 - Little Girl Blues 02:59

11 - 21st Birthday Rag 02:16

12 - Frivolous Sal 02:42

13 - High Heel Sneakers 02:48





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Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers 2006 Way Down South



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:53:15
Size: 121,77 MB

United States

In 2006, Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers welcomed back singer-guitarist Tim Barnes, after his successful projects with the revived Stoneground and the Shane Tiller Band, and Formally brought aboard singer/song writer Dana Moret, who made her first recording, singing "Rock Me," on their "Live at Constable Jack's" CD. Long a favourite of collectors and critics, the group has been called "the best unsigned rock-blues band in America." Real Blues magazine cited the Blues Rockers as the "Best West Coast Blues Band" six years running (with Tim getting its award for "Best Blues Guitarist" in the year 2000 and Mick sharing the "Best West Coast Blues Harmonica Player" nod with Mark Hummel a year later). Performing since 1993 in their home base of Sacramento, they won the Sacramento Area Music Award (a.k.a. the SAMMIES) for "Best Blues Band" three times, thus entitling them to a place in the SAMMIES Hall of Fame, an honour shared by only one other blues group, Little Charlie and the Nightcats.



Tracklist:

01 - Way Down South 04:26



02 - I Love My Baby 03:34

03 - Another Day Without You 04:45

04 - Doin Something To Me 04:27

05 - Pick Up, Baby 04:57

06 - Heartbreaker 06:51

07 - It's Hard Going Up 05:44

08 - I Don't Care About Nothin' 03:21

09 - Candy Girl 03:29

10 - Forever Ended Today 05:52

11 - You Make Me Happy 05:49





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Friday, March 30, 2012

Long Way Blues 2011 Long Way Blues


Genre: Blues
Rate: 249 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:18:21
Size: 32,13 MB

Netherlands

Long Way Blues, een swingende blues-rock band, opgericht in 1976. Tot aan 1988 op vele podia en festivals te horen geweest met succes. Waaronder een aantal festivals met o.a. Livin Blues, Barrelhouse, Flavium e.a.

Bloed kruipt waar het niet gaan kan, dus besloot LWB eind jaren 90 om de draad weer op te pakken. Ouwe rotten met de nodige ervaring dus, en dat hoor je!! Swingende rhythm+blues, doorspekt met rockinvloeden en pakkende slow-blues, typeert het repertoire van LWB die naast bekende klassiekers veelal eigen LWB songs brengt.

Kortom, wil je blues?.............dan krijg je blues!!

Artists:

Ed Blanken
Leo de Jong
Willem van Houten
Cees de Jong



Tracklist:

01 - Out Of The Blue 04:47

02 - Lucky Man 04:59

03 - Come On Home 04:42

04 - Slow Down 03:53





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Tommy Castro 2003 Gratitude



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:57:09
Size: 130,82 MB

United States

Review by Hal Horowitz

As its title suggests, Tommy Castro's seventh album is a note of thanks to the artists who inspired the West Coast guitarist/vocalist. While rocking R&B and blues greats like B.B. and Albert King, Chuck Berry and Buddy Guy are obvious choices, Castro digs deep into their catalogs.

He covers B.B. King's "Bad Case of Love," Albert King's "Everybody Want to Go to Heaven," Berry's "Tulane," and Guy's version of Willie Dixon's "When My Left Eye Jumps." More interesting, though, are Castro's '60s soul roots which he acknowledges in versions of songs made popular by Wilson Pickett (a powerful "I Found a Love"), Sam & Dave (Curtis Salgado joins in on a duet of "I Take What I Want"), Otis Redding (a thumping "Lovey Dovey" with Sista Monica Parker taking the Carla Thomas part) and James Brown (a swinging "I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On," which is a departure from Brown's usual funky work). Less successful are Castro's takes on Howlin' Wolf's "44" where his direct approach loses the originals voodoo marching vibe. John Lee Hooker's "Serve You Right to Suffer" sounds more like the J. Geils Band's cover than Hooker's spooky approach, with an ill-advised rocking middle section that misses the song's intent. Much better is Castro's succinct, sharp cover of Muddy Waters' "I Wants to Be Loved" where he toughens up the attack but maintains the tune's defiant drive. Pianist John Turk helps fatten the sound, keeping it raw with his work on the album's slow blues workouts such as Guy's "...Left Eye" and Ray Charles' "Come Back Baby."

Castro is loose and tough, with his gritty voice and thick, clean guitar lines sounding confident and assertive. More than just a holding pattern until he writes new tunes, Gratitude is not only an enjoyable peek inside Tommy Castro's influences but a fascinating compilation of generally underexposed material from blues, soul and R&B greats.



Tracklist:

01 - It Serves You Right Suffer 06:52

02 - Bad Case Of Love 04:53

03 - Tulane 04:10

04 - I Wants To Be Lowed 02:15

05 - Come Back Baby 05:41

06 - Lovey Dovery 04:46

07 - Everybody Wants To Go To Haven 04:58

08 - I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On 04:22

09 - I Take What I Want 04:02

10 - When My Left Eye Jumps 06:14

11 - 44 04:44

12 - I Found A Love 04:12





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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Natchez 2003 Paradis Avec Toi



Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:49:07
Size: 112,30 MB

France

Artists:

Thierry Aeschbach: guitar, vocals
Emmanuel Aeschbach: guitar, vocals
André Dufour: bass
Benjamin Proy: drums

On the initiative of Thierry and Emmanuel AESCHBACH, both guitarists and vocalists, NATCHEZ was born in April 1987. Fascinated by the Rock 'n' Roll of the Sixties and Seventies, with a very special affection for Classic Rock and Southern Rock, this band from Eastern France began with covering standards of legendary bands such as LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ZZ TOP, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, LED ZEPPELIN or AC/DC. Since 1995, six studio albums were released. Their compositions have always remained faithful to their favourite style, and are backed by lyrics in French. "Retour A La Source" (2006) was probably the ideal title to integrate the prestigious Brennus stable, et voilà ! A future classic... (http://www.musearecords.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Pas Facile 04:06

02 - Je T'attends Là-Haut 04:13

03 - Bacchus Te Protège 04:25

04 - Saisis Ta Chance 03:51

05 - Paradis Avec Toi 05:03

06 - Rentrer À La Maison 05:34

07 - Crossroads 03:48

08 - Lucky Man 04:35

09 - Rêveur 03:31

10 - Trop Longue 04:18

11 - Feux De L'enfer 05:43





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Muskee Gang 1986 Rimshots In The Dark


Genre: Blues
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:44:19
Size: 40,60 MB

Netherlands

Artists:

Harry Muskee: vocals
David Gardeur: keyboards
Erwin Java: guitar
Eelco Gelling: guitar
Melle Kleinsma: guitar
Gino Jansen: bass
Hannes Langkamp: drums
Tom Barlage: saxophone



Tracklist:

01 - Schizo Like You 04:34

02 - Shaky Grounds 03:57

03 - Missing You 04:12

04 - Too Blind To See 05:29

05 - Flip-Side 04:26

06 - Instinct 05:19

07 - I've Always Been Lonely 06:41

08 - I Want You 04:19

09 - So Many Roads 05:22





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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Tony D. Band 1993 Get Yourself Some



Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:44:43
Size: 81,86 MB

Canada

Tracklist:

01 - Ride Till I Die 03:18

02 - Hot Little Mama 04:19


03 - Everybody Wants To Get To 06:04


04 - Wild About You 04:37

05 - Trouble In Paradise 03:41

06 - No Turning Back 03:51

07 - Sugar Coated Love 04:32

08 - You Don't See The Blues L 04:07

09 - Not A Day Goes By 05:56

10 - Wonderful Site 04:18





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Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood 1999 One Day Away


Genre: Blues
Rate: 197 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:50:45
Size: 72,24 MB

United States

Produced by legendary rock/blues guitarist Rick Derringer, Pitchell delivers seven solid originals and covers several great blues classics. Included is "Unsung Hero of the Blues," a fiery duet featuring and co-written by Jeff and Rick.

Jeff and Texas Flood's following has been growing steadily over the last few years; the band recently opened for B.B. King in Pittsburgh, PA and Rochester, NY, receiving rave reviews. Pitchell, who has shared the stage with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ted Nugent and The Fabulous Thunderbirds to name a few, is rapidly building a national following, and this latest release is already receiving airplay from Boston to San Francisco. (http://www.mi2n.com)



Tracklist:

01 - One Day Away 03:44

02 - Unsung Hero Of The Blues 04:43

03 - Keep My Head Up 05:15

04 - Too Sorry 03:33

05 - Baby Blues 04:51

06 - Aint Nobody's Business 04:42

07 - Pitch Pitch Boogie 03:04

08 - I'd Rather Be Blind 05:30

09 - More Fat Junk 03:25

10 - Let Me Down Easy 03:07

11 - Pipedream 04:05

12 - When It All Comes Down 04:46




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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Zac Harmon 2005 Blues According To Zacariah




Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:46:11
Size: 105,74 MB

United States

Album Notes

THE BLUES ACCORDING TO ZACARIAH TAKES YOU ON A RIDE FROM THE PULPIT TO THE JUKE JOINT

The Blues According to Zacariah reflects Zac Harmon's commitment to the blues with such standouts as "That Mighty High," "Who's Knockin'," "It Hurts Me Too," and "Comfort Of A Man."

The Blues According to Zacariah debuted at #14 on the Living Blues National Radio Airplay Chart, with tracks also on airing at XM and Sirius, along with the American Blues Network.

In 2006, Zac Harmon won a Blues Music (formerly W.C. Handy) Award for “Best New Artist Debut” from the Blues Foundation. Zac Harmon was also featured in the June/July 2006 issue of Blues Revue magazine, as one of the 10 artists that represent the future of the blues. The listeners of XM Satellite Radio voted Zac Harmon “Best New Blues Artist” in the 2005 XM Nation Music Awards.

Guest appearances include Mickey Champion on "It Hurts Me Too" and Gregg Wright on "Comfort Of A Man." Zac Harmon plays lead guitar, bass and keyboard as well as lead and background vocals. Harmon is also joined by present and former members of the Mid South Blues Revue (MSBR), who together with Harmon won the Blues Foundation's 2004 International Blues Challenge (IBC)title of "Best Unsigned Blues Band."

The Mid South Revue featured Jeff Stone on harmonica, Doug "Dug Mug" Swanson on bass and Rodney "BR" Millon on guitar. Additional artists on the album include "Cool" Cora Coleman on drums (now with Prince), Bill Purdy (keys), Phil Gates (guitar and background vocals), Christopher Troy (piano, organ and horns), Tracy Carter (organ, clavicles and background vocals), Joshua Dunham on bass (now with Prince), Andrew Gouche (bass), P-Bass Jones (bass) and Shannon Pearson and Dwight Wright (background vocals).

The album contains six originals, all of which were co-composed. The opening uplifting gospel song "That Mighty High" composed with Tracy Carter and "Cool" Cora Coleman is followed by a solid blues song, "Sugarman," composed with MSBR guitarist Rodney "BR" Millon with some satisfying thrills from Stone, demonstrating Harmon's range and versatility in the first two tracks. "Who's Knockin'" written with Phil Gates has humorous lyrics and quirky guitar showing that sometimes music shouldn't be taken too seriously.

"That's Why," composed with Christopher Troy, features Harmon displaying prowess on the guitar. Harmon's soulful voice comes through loud and strong on "Comfort Of A Man," written with Christopher Troy. And finally "Hole In My Heart" written with Dennis Jones tastefully brings together all the elements of a good blues song.

The remaining three songs are covers rearranged with Harmon's flair; "It's Cool With Me" written by former student Eddie Cotton, "Mannish Boy" written by Melvin London, Ellas McDaniels and McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters) and "It Hurts Me Too" composed by Melvin London.



Tracklist:

01 - That Mighty High 03:39

02 - Sugarman 04:45

03 - Who's Knockin 05:03

04 - Its Cool With Me 05:35

05 - That's Why 05:29

06 - Mannish Boy 06:04

07 - It Hurts Me Too (feat. Mickey Champion) 04:02

08 - Comfort Of A Man (feat. Greg Wright) 05:56

09 - A Hole In My Heart 04:34

10 - Glory (Reprise) (Bonus Track) 01:04





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Big Mike Griffin 2002 Live At The Full Moon



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 263 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 01:13:57
Size: 133,44 MB

United States

Well, here it is, the live CD everyone told me I needed to record. I hope you all have as much fun listening to it as I had making it. Live recordings are the most difficult in my opinion, because there is no second chance. It is what it is, an honest snapshot of your music. No edits or overdubs, just raw (in some cases rough) and exposed as my music can be. So, here it tis! Please crank this CD up LOUD, open up a beer, close your eyes and maybe with a little imagination it will transport you to Daytona and The Full Moon Saloon so we can keep the party going!!!!!!!! (Big Mike Griffin)



Tracklist:

01 - Cool Guitar 04:26

02 - Ain't Never Gonna Do 05:56

03 - Electric Man 05:07

04 - Highway 06:35

05 - Somebody's Been Talkin' 06:57

06 - Play With Your Poodle 04:57

07 - Fifth Of Whiskey (Case Of The Blues) 06:22

08 - Let's Have A Party 07:28

09 - Twin Brothers 11:32

10 - I'd Rather Go Blind 06:19

11 - Hey Joe 08:18





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Monday, March 26, 2012

Voronofff 2009 Irony








Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:01:13
Size: 140,02 MB

Russia

Bio:

The Crossroadz were formed by the famous Russian blues guitarist/singer Sergei Voronov (Voronofff) in 1990, performed in the UK, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan a.o. They've been the first rock band in the 20th century to tour China (23 cities), have recorded 5 albums - their first CD 'Between' came out 1993 in Paris - play both original music and covers. The band still performs in the original line up with Sergei on lead guitar and vocal, Mikhail Savkin on guitar, Andrey Butuzov on bass and Sasha Toropkin on drums/back. voc. For the last 7 years Misha Vladimirov plays the mouth harp with the band. 1996 The Crossroadz opened for ZZ Top in Moscow's Green Theater. During their club tour in London in 2006 the band was joined by Woodstock veteran Barry «The Fish» Melton for 3 shows. The Crossroadz are steady headliners at Russian blues festivals. More info: www.thecrossroadz.ru

By the end of 2008 Sergei finished recording his solo album in London's Sphere Studios with Chris Kimsey as producer.The supporting band on this session was: Robin Le Mersurier (guitar), Hal Lindes (guitar), Adam Green on guitar, Jerry Meehan (Bass), Richard Causon (keyb.), Paddy Milner (piano, strings and horn arrangements), Jeoff Dugmore on drums, Adriano Adewale (percussion), Hazel Fernandes, Beverlei Brown and Errol Reid (backing vocals), John Radford, Ben Somers and Bob Dowell (The Horn Stars)+a special appearance by Gary Moore (on "Running") and Marc Ford. The new record called IRONY came out on Moroz Records in Moscow. The launch gig on June 25th 2009 was a hell of a show and went on for more than 2 hours. Russian rockers Garik Sukachev and Killday, and Paddy Milner from London joint Sergei and The Crossroadz on stage. (http://www.myspace.com/voroncrossroadz)



Tracklist:

01 - Don't Put Me Down 06:22

02 - Mimi ( Love ) 03:36

03 - We Were Meant To Be 04:22

04 - La Boheme 03:59

05 - Krimi 02:21

06 - So Many Places 05:29

07 - The Fire Inside 03:50

08 - Far Away 03:39

09 - Are You OK? 05:31

10 - I Gotta Move On 05:07

11 - She's My Fate 05:06

12 - Center Of My World 03:41

13 - I Can Afford It 04:36

14 - Running 03:34






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Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Chicago Kingsnakes 1998 Blues Island


Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:40:08
Size: 55,03 MB

United States

Take a voyage to "Blues Island," and you're in for a stormy ride. But in this case, that's mostly a good thing. Supplying straight-forward, gravel-rough Chicago blues with a bite, as the name implies, The Chicago Kingsnakes put a good spin on their original blues tunes. Though the group needs some polishing, there's enough gems on this CD to make it shine. James Anderson, guitar and lead vocals, Ron Berry bass and vocals, and Tim Mazzoni, drums, all are talented musicians, and it shows. Anderson's fretboard sizzles and wails, especially on "Mr. Telecaster," the opening track. Other standouts on this CD include "Black T Bird," an uptempo Motownish tune that pays tribute to man's best friends - his guitar, dog and vehicle; the title track, which is another great showcase for Anderson's guitar playing; and "All Pain No Gain," an unusual look at one man's persistent, yet vain, attempts to garner a date with a very unwilling woman. Though a few tracks - such as "Abandoned In Hammond," - lack bite, overall the group's got a solid sound and the skills needed to slither on up the ladder of success. (Patrick O'Donnell - BLUES ON STAGE - July 1999)



Tracklist:

01 - Mr. Telecaster 03:43

02 - Abandoned In Hammond 05:12

03 - Black T-Bird 04:00

04 - Ride On 04:04

05 - Get Out Of Memphis 03:28

06 - Blues Island 05:39

07 - All Dressed Up 02:44

08 - All Pain No Gain 03:24

09 - Green Means Go 03:03

10 - One Turns Into Two 04:51





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Hamilton Loomis 1994 Hamilton


Genre: Blues
Rate: 213 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:53:32
Size: 80,25 MB

United States

Hamilton Loomis called Hamilton recorded in a small room and plays almost all instruments.



Tracklist:

01 - Love Sick 02:57

02 - Hip-Shakin' Woman 04:27

03 - Suspicions 05:14

04 - Sudden Remedy 04:30

05 - Time-Released Love 04:56

06 - Warming Trend 06:17

07 - La Vida Hermosa (Beautiful Life) 08:05

08 - I Know Bo Diddley 04:51

09 - Turnin' Heads 03:26

10 - Hawg For You 05:38

11 - All Night Boogie 03:11





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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dutch Tilders 1972 Dutch Tilders



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:40:43
Size: 93,22 MB

Australia Netherlands

For over a decade Dutch Tilders has been singing and playing the blues.

In this time he has gone from strength to strength. When I first met him he had an interest in Big Bill Broonzy. Over the years this has broadened into a deep involvement with the blues. Like all good bluesmen he has absorbed the many facets of the music from the post war electric sounds back to the 'down home' country blues.

This is what we hear on this album. There are influences that recall many of the great blues artists of the past, both well known and obscure. As they did, Dutch has drawn on his backgrounds and over the years, has envolved his own individual style.

The quality of Dutch's music has always been one of his deepest concerns. As his repertoire has grown, so has his own personal approach. A few words added or changed here, a musical phrase altered there, the final result being the emergence of a logical style of the blues performed in the Mississippi, Tennessee and Carolinas tradition.

More than this, Dutch has applied his own life experiences to his music. This is what gives his blues the final conviction that they carry; but then the blues does not lend itself to frauds. His selection of sympathetic musicians to accompany him here is another aspect of the thoroughness of Dutch's approach to the music which he feels so completely.

Here then is Dutch Tilders. Don't ever let him hear you say that the blues are dead or that white men can't sing them.



Tracklist:

01 - That's Alright Mama 02:38

02 - I'm Gonna Move 03:26

03 - Crying Won't Make Me Stay 04:44

04 - Chimney Sweep Blues 03:06

05 - We We Baby 03:07

06 - Down And Out 02:49

07 - Whispering 01:09

08 - It Hurts Me Too 02:32

09 - Southbound Train Blues 02:58

10 - Kansas City Blues 02:42

11 - The Sun Goes Down 04:27

12 - Hard To Love A Woman 02:59

13 - Keys To The Highway 03:02

14 - Walk Right In 01:04





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Awek 2007 Burnin' Wire On South Lamar






Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:59:57
Size: 109,79 MB

France

Here's Awek's sixth album

Their reputation and experience have led the group to Austin, Texas where in April 2007 they recorded with Stuart Sullivan, well-known for his work with Kim Wilson, Jimmy Vaughn etc… Despite the omnipresence of the Chicago Blues feel, a touch of the West Coast Sound has opened up new avenues for the quartet.

A little help from a few of Austin's musical luminaries such as Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff, "Mr Blues Sax" himself and Nick Connely (Delbert McClinton, Fabulous Thunderbirds) on a number of tracks and "Burnin' Wire on South Lamar" can lay claim to being one of the best blues offerings in recent years. (http://www.awekblues.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Don't Call Me Sugar 04:25



02 - Kiki 04:38

03 - I Ain't Gonna Do 04:47

04 - Four Times 03:11



05 - Can't Get Enough 04:09

06 - Come Back Baby 04:37

07 - Girl Is The Devil 03:51

08 - You Don't Have To Go 04:52

09 - Easy Money 03:37

10 - You Take It Easy 04:24

11 - I'll Pay Your Train Fare 02:38

12 - Yes Sir Yes Sir 04:28

13 - Don't Know Much About Love 06:07

14 - Big Leg Woman 04:13





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