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Thank you very much for all your support through out this time.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Abraxas Pool 1997 Abraxas Pool




Genre: Latin
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:56:22
Size: 128,90 MB

United States

Abraxas Pool is a 1997 album by ex-Santana members Mike Shrieve, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, José "Chepito" Areas, Alphonso Johnson, and Mike Carabello.

review by Gregg Juke

Despite the occultic name and implied Egyptian symbolism in this album's cover art, there is nothing mystic or magical in the sounds presented in the eponymous debut CD from Abraxas Pool. What the listener will find are well-crafted, produced, and performed songs in the mold of Abraxas/Amigo-era Santana, featuring veterans of the original band lineup and former members of Journey and Weather Report.

This is an all-star affair, and includes much of the fire that made Carlos Santana's original entrée into the musical nexus of Latin, jazz, and rock so exciting in the first place. While Neal Schon more than adequately handles the Santana role on guitar, this recording really highlights the singing, playing, and writing talents of keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Rolie (the architect behind the pre-Steve Perry Journey sound). Fans of Santana's jazz-tinged Latin rock, and those pining for the more halcyon days of classic AOR, will not be disappointed.



Tracklist:

01 - Boom Ba Ya Ya 06:45

02 - A Million Miles Away 03:50

03 - Baila Mi Cha-Cha 05:08

04 - Waiting For You 05:09

05 - Going Home 03:26

06 - Szabo 07:55

07 - Guajirona 03:05

08 - Cruizin' 03:53

09 - Don't Give Up 07:12

10 - Ya Llego 02:49

11 - Jingo 07:10





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Rebel Pride 2009 All Points In Between



Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:38:50
Size: 53,29 MB

United States

Album Notes

They have been ROCKING the Southeast United States as a not to miss stage act since the turn of the century. Rebel Pride is a kick butt "Southern Guitar Army" from the West coast of Florida (Tampa Bay). They sport a hard rocking style like their Southern Rock ancestors. They have shared the stage with such notables as Molly Hatchet, Charlie Daniels, Greg Allman and Friends, Marshall Tucker Band, Pat Travers, The Dixie Chix, Kenny Chesney, Montgomery-Gentry and more.

We hope you all get your copies of "Backin' It Up”, "It Is What It Is", and " All Points In Between" and enjoy the new CD's, and our site. www.rebelprideband.com

Thanks to all the new fans around the globe that have picked up the "It Is What It Is", "Backin' It Up" ,and "All Points in Between" CD's. Southern Rock is still alive and kickin'.


Rebel Pride 2009



Tracklist:

01 - Girls Wanna Dance 03:57

02 - My Kinda Girl 04:11

03 - Cocaine Gun 03:56



04 - Me & The Boys 03:24

05 - Gonna Take A Lot More 03:09

06 - Touch Our Souls 03:34

07 - Backin' It Up 03:43



08 - Heritage Not Hate 03:59

09 - It Is What It Is 03:19

10 - One More Chance 05:38





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Monday, July 30, 2012

E G Kight 2003 Southern Comfort


Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:50:30
Size: 111,68 MB

United States

review by Scott Yanow

A strong singer, E.G. Kight is probably most notable for her intelligent and varied lyrics which deal with love lost and won, along with other universal topics. On Southern Comfort, her music ranges from lowdown blues and blues ballads to a couple of numbers with a gospel feel. Guitarist Bill Hinds takes some fine solos along the way, the rhythm section is versatile, and a few background singers give additional power to some of the numbers. Kight's closing, "Just One More," which features her accompanied by pianist Paul Hornsby, is touching. All in all, this is an impressive effort easily recommended to modern blues fans.



Tracklist:

01 - If You Ever Touch Me 04:11

02 - Sad, Sad Sunday 04:39

03 - 'If' Is A Mighty Big Word 03:39

04 - No Time For The Blues 03:54

05 - Let The Blues Move You 03:20

06 - Cry Like A Rainy Day 05:43

07 - Somebody's Gotta Give 03:53

08 - Southern Comfort 04:24

09 - Angel From Montgomery 04:21

10 - Blues And Greens 04:20

11 - Lucky In Love 04:24

12 - Just One More 03:42





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Vasti Jackson 2007 Bourbon Street Blues - Live In Nashville


Genre: Blues
Rate: 224 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:12:01
Size: 115,35 MB

United States

A no holds barred, live, walking the razors edge, funky blues celebration that puts you slap dab in the middle of the juke joint. (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/vasti2)



Tracklist:

01 - Mr V's Vicious Shuffle 03:24

02 - Let The Good Times Roll 03:38

03 - Hoochie Coochie Man 07:38



04 - Rock Me Baby 03:45

05 - You Send Me 06:19

06 - Let's Get It On 03:05

07 - Nawlins Jam (Cissy Strut, Hey Pokey Way) 07:52

08 - Band Intro 02:23

09 - Hey Joe 12:04



10 - Red House 04:39

11 - No Woman No Cry 07:23

12 - Hurricane Season 05:32

13 - Amazing Grace 04:19





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Sunday, July 29, 2012

High Cotton 1975 High Cotton


Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:37:58
Size: 69,53 MB

United States

Tracklist:

01 - Ain't It A Shame 03:41

02 - Going Up To Get Down 03:43

03 - Meet Me At The Junction 04:44

04 - It All Feels The Same 06:40

05 - Up Yours Mother (One More Time) 03:25

06 - Get Off My Back 04:03

07 - Take Me Away 04:55

08 - And You Will Know 03:55

09 - This Time Around 02:52





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Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Kingsnakes 2004 Hot Snakes!



Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:08:57
Size: 94,88 MB

United States

Tracklist:

01 - I Heard It Through The Grapevine 06:24

02 - Think It Over 03:22

03 - Caldonia 03:13

04 - Tough As Nails 04:16

05 - Oops 02:18

06 - No One But A Fool 05:17

07 - Just Got To Know 04:13

08 - Got My Mojo Working 06:05

09 - It's Twine Time 05:12



10 - Cadillac Woman 03:54

11 - Blue Monday 02:39

12 - Cissy Strut 03:55

13 - If You Can't Get What You Want 04:44

14 - Mama, Talk To Your Daughter 05:20

15 - She's Tough 03:49

16 - Whammer Jammer 04:16





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Friday, July 27, 2012

Eric Quincy Tate Group 2007 Thirty-Seven - 37th Anniversary Reunion Live



Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 48000
Time: 01:18:00
Size: 89,31 MB

United States

Albumnotes:

On September 9, 2006, EQT reunited for a 37th Anniversary reunion show at Northside Tavern in Atlanta. These recordings are the result of the show The band performed for a packed house of excited fans both old and new. The evening was very special and magical. There was also a fireworks display in celebration of the band's reunion. On tracks 9 through 13, Donnie plays his famous "Chicken Coop". Donnie stated "never again", as the last track on the disk fades out. Let us hope this will not be last recording made by Eric Quincy Tate. "And the road goes on forever".



Tracklist:

01 - Brown Sugar 05:20

02 - Hit The Road Jack 05:54

03 - I'm Gonna Move 06:17

04 - Chattahoochee Coochee Man 03:05

05 - Things (I Think I Think I'll Find) 11:32

06 - Hush Hush 08:34

07 - Cherry Pie 04:55

08 - Thrill Is Gone 05:25

09 - Honky Tonk Man 03:02

10 - No Rolling Boogie 05:17

11 - Born Under A Bad Sign 08:49

12 - The Bream Are Still Biting In Ferriday 05:05

13 - Try A Little Harder 04:45





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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Omar & The Howlers 2006 Bamboozled - Live In Germany



Genre: Blues
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:14:11
Size: 67,78 MB

United States

review by Steve Leggett

Mississippi-born but Texas-based Omar Kent Dykes understands a fundamental fact about modern electric blues. He knows there are only a handful of rhythms and themes in the blues grab bag, and he uses them all over and over again in slightly different guises. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. The blues has lasted this long because it's supposed to sound like the blues, and if you stretch it too far you end up with something like prog rock. It is this fundamental conservatism of the blues and its limited palette that has kept the form alive long after its colorful offspring (R&B, soul, rock & roll etc.) have flown the roost, taking a large part of the audience with them. But Omar understands all this. He has had a 30-year career playing these rhythms, and he knows how to keep it all simple, direct, and powerful, and how to build new songs out of the fabric of the old songs without destroying their familiarity.

Bamboozled, a live set recorded at the Musa in Gottingen, Germany on October 20, 2005, finds Omar & the Howlers looking back over that 30 years of bars, sheds, and studios and hitting some of the high points. The opener, "Shake for Me," pretty much sets the tone with its gritty and overdriven guitar tone and harsh, ragged vocals that sound a bit like Wolfman Jack fronting a Texas blues trio. Omar slows things down for a couple of tracks here, like "East Side Blues" and the resonant "South Congress Blues," but pretty much the Howlers keep things chugging at a brisk pace as Omar trots out the Bo Diddley rhythm for "Magic Man," dips into the John Lee Hooker bag of rhythm tricks for his tribute to Hooker, "Boogie Man," continually recycling the history of the blues into a solid, 70-some minute example of what a modern blues band does. A clear highlight is the ominous, swampy realism of "Muddy Springs Road," which is informed by Omar's childhood memories growing up in McComb, MS, and it is easily one of the best songs he's ever written, bringing the personal and autobiographical to the familiar rhythmic structure of the blues.

This is what the best blues is supposed to do: locate the personal within a familiar framework that everyone -- band and audience -- understands. If Omar has a fault as a writer, it is that he doesn't do this enough, all too often falling prey to the easy clichés that seem to be part and parcel of the blues. Keeping things fresh while still keeping things familiar inside a tradition is a hard thing to do. On "Muddy Springs Road," Omar & the Howlers walk that line perfectly.

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Tracklist:

01 - Shake For Me 02:23

02 - Mississippi Hoo Doo Man 05:17

03 - Bamboozled 05:01

04 - East Side Blues 06:04

05 - Magic Man 06:01

06 - South Congress Blues 05:57

07 - Boogie Man 04:32

08 - Muddy Springs Road 04:55

09 - That's Just My Life 03:49

10 - Snake Oil Doctor 06:12

11 - Bad Seed 03:04

12 - Wall Of Pride 03:13

13 - Hard Times In The Land Of Plenty 04:16

14 - Monkey Land 06:55

15 - Rock 'n' Roll Ball 06:32





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Stone The Crows 1972 Ontinuous Performence



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:39:31
Size: 90,42 MB

United Kingdom

review by Chris Nickson

Much of Ontinuous Performance (and no, there's no C in there) was already in the can when guitarist Les Harvey was tragically electrocuted onstage on May 3, 1972. The band brought in young guitar wiz Jimmy McCullough (ex-Thunderclap Newman) to take his place, but really, in a band like this, no one could have filled his shoes -- a listen to Harvey's guitar work on the instrumental "King Tut" shows how far he'd come, and how integral his particular style of playing was to the band's sound. Ironically, out of tragedy came a brief moment of success, as "Good Time Girl," released as a single (and, except for gender, it was a perfect Rod Stewart song) hit #12 on the U.K. singles chart.

But there was also a return to their blues roots with the acoustic "Penicillin Blues," while "One More Chance" offered Maggie Bell an opportunity to show her soulful vocal chops. However, they blew it during the nine minutes of "Niagara," a piece that, it sounded, was never finished before release. It was would have impossible for the band to let go of Harvey without a song, and it comes at the end of the disc, the ballad "Sunset Cowboy," which is touching and heartfelt. After this disc the disheartened band broke up.



Tracklist:

01 - On The Highway 05:37

02 - One More Chance 06:14

03 - Penicillin Blues 05:34

04 - King Tut 02:40

05 - Good Time Girl 03:28

06 - Niagara 09:16

07 - Sunset Cowboy 06:42





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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Alejandro Medina 2005 De Que Sirve La Vida


Genre: Blues
Rate: 206 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:53:39
Size: 76,45 MB

Argentina

Alejandro Medina, es un bajista, compositor y cantante argentino de rock y blues (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Medina)



Tracklist:

01 - De Que Sirve La Vida 04:39

02 - Einstein 04:02

03 - Sacudeme 03:47

04 - Arde Mi Corazón 05:29

05 - Leyes Viejas 06:43

06 - Solo Y Perdido 05:11

07 - Un Trago De Whisky 04:42

08 - Juan Manuelito Rock 02:52

09 - Todo El Dia Me Pregunto 05:25

10 - Un Angel 03:48

11 - Baby 03:19

12 - De Que Me Disfrazo 03:42





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The Trevor Finlay Band 2005 Show Me What U Got


Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:43:13
Size: 59,25 MB

Canada

"Show Me What U Got" is one of the finest CDs in a long while. The material varies in style, combining elements of blues, rock, electric boogie, rockabilly, and a touch of funk. The overall sound is very original again somewhat reminiscent of some of the slide heavy Australians. There is not a bad track in the set and Trevor Finlay generates more energy in a mid tempo song than anyone I have heard in a long while. No matter the style or tempo, his guitar always demonstrates excellence of the 3 big "T"s: tone, timing, and taste.

My favorite tracks on the set include the wah wah drenched shuffle "Mr. Bad Timing", a wonderful remake of the old Gene Vincent tune "Bebopalula", the very rock radio friendly tracks "Couldn't It Wait (Til The Morning)" and "Lion's Mouth", with perhaps my very favorite being the opening track "I'll Come To You" featuring plenty of slide and driving rhythm. It's all good with plenty of diversity to hit most any taste. This young man is surely destined for great things to come in the future and someone whose career I will be watching closely as it develops. (Tom Branson)



Tracklist:

01 - I'll Come To You 03:05

02 - Mr. Bad Timing 04:28

03 - It's Over 03:55

04 - Couldn't It Wait (Til The Morning) 03:37

05 - Let's Just Get Drunk 04:17

06 - Philly No More 02:37

07 - Bebopalula 04:34

08 - Dance Like No One's Looking 02:14

09 - Lion's Mouth 03:10

10 - Keep It Up 03:27

11 - Show Me What U Got 02:40

12 - Kiss 05:09





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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eddie Stone & Friends 2004 Eddie Stone & Friends



Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:40:43
Size: 55,91 MB

United States

BIOGRAPHY

Eddie Stone is a Georgia native who comes from a musical family. His father "Buddy" Stone played steel guitar with Country music legends Git Tanner and the Skillet Lickers. Eddie grew up playing in bands around central Georgia. He also worked as assistant sound engineer at Starday-King Studios in Macon at the time James Brown recorded "Hot Pants". After a tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Germany, Eddie returned to Georgia and joined Roundhouse. He was with Doc Holliday for the band's first four albums and tours, then left to pursue a solo career. He came back for the 1989 European Tour and left again a short time later to continue as a solo artist, releasing a well-received country music album in 1999. His Southern Rock project "Eddie Stone & Friends" was released in 2004. In recent years he has performed with a number of Southern bands including Grinderswitch, The Winters Brothers, Jimmy Hall, Wet Willie and Stillwater. He has appeared on every Doc Holliday CD since 2001.



Tracklist:

01 - Don't Go Talkin' 04:32

02 - Shot Down In Cold Blood 03:30

03 - Please Be With Me 04:11

04 - A Good Woman's Hard To Find 06:06

05 - Almost Saturday Night 03:05

06 - Happy As A Man Can Be 03:42

07 - Take It Like A Man 04:01

08 - House On The Hill 03:16

09 - Southern Girls 03:18

10 - The Fire Still Burns 05:02





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Watts Left 1999 Shot In The Dark


Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:36:13
Size: 82,83 MB

United States

Just when it looked like the best of the southern rock bands had come and gone, and that we would forever be stuck with regrouped bands dishing up revamped versions of the classics, along comes North Carolina's superb singer/guitarist/song writer Wes Nance and his equally impressive band, Watts Left. Watts Left consists of Chad Buie on drums, Harold Pridgen on bass, Mark Cannell on guitar, and Tom Tucker on vocals and harmonica. Wes Nance sings lead vocals and plays acoustic, electric, and slide guitars.

The disc, which is the debut release for the new Subtle Chaos Music, opens with the ballsy "Come and See Me," followed by "Backstreets." Both possess the Lynyrd Skynyrd/Molly Hatchet vibe, with energy to spare and some good, gritty southern vocals. That same energy weaves it's way through all of the 11 songs on the album. It peaks, however, in the set closer "Rebel Yell," which opens with the sound of Confederate drums marching into battle. Also outstanding is the title track "Shot in the Dark," "Can't Stop Searching," and the ballads "Hear the Gypsy Cry" and "Guess I Was Wrong."

"Shot in the Dark" is a refreshing breath of southern air, featuring talented musicians, well-constructed southern rock songs, and a plethora of hot licks. When you take away all of the one-hit wonders that dominate the charts these days, and strip away all of the nonsense out there, this is Watts Left. (Michael B. Smith, All Music Guide)



Tracklist:

01 - Come And See Me 02:04

02 - Backstreets 04:04

03 - (And Now You're) Gone 03:34

04 - Shot In The Dark 03:04

05 - Chasing Shadows 02:56

06 - Can't Stop Searching 03:10

07 - Hear The Gypsy Cry 03:56

08 - Somewhere Down The Line 03:10

09 - Guess I Was Wrong 03:33

10 - Running Away 03:29

11 - Rebel Yell 03:13





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Monday, July 23, 2012

Carson 1973 On The Air


Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 270 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:40:27
Size: 80,29 MB

Australia

History

Carson's career was relatively short -- almost exactly three years - but in that time the "Kings of Boogie" built a reputation as a powerful live act, and they were one of the most popular Australian blues bands of the early 70s. Together with Bulldog, Chain, The Aztecs, Company Caine and Pirana, Carson was part of the stable of acts handled by Consolidated Rock, the Melbourne agency founded by young entrepreneur Michael Gudinski. Carson was also an important stepping stone for several of its members, including singer Broderick Smith, and the group's original keyboard player John Capek.

The original four-piece lineup formed in in January 1970. Guitarist "Sleepy" Greg Lawrie (ex-The Creatures, Chocolate) was already considered one of the best slide players in the country; John Capek was ex-Leo De Castro and Friends; Ian "Fingers" Ferguson's career had started way back in 1961 with Shepparton rockers Tony & The Shantels, and completing the lineup was drummer Tony Lunt.

The group was originally called The Carson County Band, but they had dropped the "...County Band" part of the name by the end of 1970 because they were being mistakenly tagged as country rock group, and only their first single came out under that name. They were strongly influenced by Chicago blues, and by the emerging "boogie" style being popularised by bands like Canned Heat and, later, ZZ Top.

Their final record was On The Air, the full recording of their Sunbury set, which was released in April 1973. (http://www.milesago.com/artists/carson.htm)



Tracklist:

01 - Dingo 07:21

02 - Laid-Back Feel 06:48

03 - Dust My Broom 05:02

04 - Hey Joe 07:22

05 - Boogie 10:16

06 - Sunbury Jam 03:38





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Vasti Jackson 2003 No Borders To The Blues



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 48000
Time: 01:12:24
Size: 165,70 MB

United States

Intense, funky, soulful, rocking, deep futuristic blues with guitar as hot as the Mississippi Delta and vocals honed by the trail of life. (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/vasti)



Tracklist:

01 - No Border To The Blues 04:10


02 - The Fix It Man 05:09

03 - Monkey Dii Doo 04:57

04 - Man Alone 05:11


05 - That's It, I Quit 05:04

06 - When The Night Comes 04:37

07 - No Deposit 03:31

08 - 383-Emergency 04:08

09 - Up In Here 04:23

10 - Say Goodbye 05:33

11 - America, Proud & Strong 04:39

12 - Taste Of New Orleans 04:40

13 - Sweet Magnolia 05:25

14 - Train Rolling Blues 02:54

15 - Casino In The Cotton Fields 05:48

16 - Katie Webster's Hands 02:21







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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Johnny DeFrancesco 2009 I Saw It Comin'


Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:47:33
Size: 108,81 MB

United States

Album Notes

"I Saw It Comin'" shows the Johnny DeFrancesco Power Trio at its best. Focused and true to their own identity, here the Power Trio delivers a collection of stories that conjures up images of life. Firmly entrenched in the blues, these songs burn with the exiting improvisation that the power trio does best. From the first note you know that Johnny is a major talent.

This CD is a virtual guitar clinic, effortlessly covering a lot of turf. Long-time rhythm section mates Glenn Ferracone and Paul Klinefelter engage in musical conversation with Johnny, part of the trio's instantly recognizable group personality. A collective voice not often heard, with the thrilling inventiveness and the audiences of their live performances have come to love and expect.


Artists:

Johnny DeFrancesco - Guitar and Vocals
Paul Klinefelter - Bass
Glenn Ferracone - Drums

Special Guest:

Joey DeFrancesco - Organ



Tracklist:

01 - I Got Something For Ya 03:09

02 - The Fight That We Fight 04:56

03 - The Way That I Love You 04:19

04 - A Real Mother For Ya 04:49

05 - I'm Leavin' You 04:41

06 - Freezin' Outside 05:12

07 - Let's Boogie Tonight 05:28

08 - I Saw It Comin' 06:48

09 - Nothin' Gonna Keep Me Away 08:11





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