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Monday, September 30, 2013

Preacher Boy 1998 Crow



Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:57:47
Size: 105,69 MB

United States

Country blues that marry Nick Cave, Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie and Tom Waits, honeymoon in the barroom with accordions and banjos and line the wedding bed with sheets of mutant folk, deviant campfire country and beatnik jazz. (Melody Maker/London, England)



Tracklist:

01 - Whisper 03:22



02 - Black Crow 02:50

03 - Ruby Lou 04:23

04 - Richmond 04:27

05 - Sophie And Frankie Machine 05:03

06 - Gorgeous 03:38

07 - The Needle Got You, Man 02:41



08 - Doctor, What Have You Done 04:41

09 - Hello, Lover 03:29

10 - Faces In The West 02:37

11 - Postcards And Ashtrays 06:48

12 - Coal Black Dirt Sky 04:02

13 - Lullaby 04:35

14 - The Mortuary Band 05:11





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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Elias Zaikos 1989 They Call Me E.Z.



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Kelly Richey 2008 Carry The Light


Genre: Blues
Rate: 203 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:47:20
Size: 69,37 MB

United States

Carry The Light was co-produced by Rick Brantley and was recorded at his studio All These Sounds, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Richey’s intention with the 11-track 2008 release was to make a socially relevant blues-based rock album. She pulled from influences such as David Gilmour in the track “When All Is Said And Done”, and John Mayer in the beautiful “What In The World”; Jimi Hendrix influenced her title track “Carry The Light” and also the track “Time For A Change.” “Leave The Blues Behind” takes a straight-ahead approach to blues/rock with a driving Motown-type groove that incorporates a signature guitar rhythm influenced by the rock band INXS.

Richey states that all songs on “Carry The Light” have deep personal meaning to her; during the time she wrote the songs for this album the country was ripped in half politically, and she felt a strong conviction to write songs that would inspire a meeting of the two political sides on “middle ground.” In songs like “Lookin’ For A Fight”, Richey talks about how much we all have in common, while ”Run Like Hell” stresses the importance of diplomacy over facing the collective consequences of societal division. “Carry The Light” is a stinging in-your-face, guitar-laden anthem of Richey’s desire to rectify the world’s most pressing issues.



Tracklist:

01 - Leave The Blues Behind 03:30

02 - I Want You 03:33

03 - What In The World 05:10

04 - Carry The Light 04:47

05 - Angela's Song 04:43

06 - Jericho Road 05:04

07 - Run Like Hell 04:24

08 - When All Is Said & Done 04:33

09 - No More Lies 03:57

10 - Lookin' For A Fight 02:37

11 - Time For A Change 05:02





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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Atlanta Rhythm Section 1983 Sleep With One Eye Open



Genre: Rock
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:37:39
Size: 68,88 MB

United States

In 1983 - after "Quinella" - ARS went back into the studio to record another album for CDB-Records. A couple ot the songs are said by insinders to be some of the best work ARS had done. But CBS wanted to change out some songs, and creative differences led to the entire album being shelved and never released. (http://southern-records.de)



Tracklist:

01 - Sleep With One Eye Open 04:23



02 - High Time 05:11

03 - Longing For A Feeling 04:04

04 - Long Distance Love 04:20

05 - Stone Cold Hit 04:41

06 - Two Note Boogie 04:32

07 - Bad Situation 05:04



08 - Wine With Dinner 05:24





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Willie Foster & The Juke Joints 1999 Live!



Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 01:17:42
Size: 142,32 MB

United States Netherlands

Willy Foster was raised in the classic blues tradition, born on a farm just outside Leland, Mississippi, he started picking cotton when just eight years old, and entertained himself blowing harmonica with his childhood friend and neighbour, Jimmy Reed.

After serving in Europe during the Second World War, he moved to St. Louis and then Chicago, where he would work Maxwell Street, playing for tips, honing his skills, aided by Walter Horton, eventually graduating to the Chicago club scene where he played regularly with Floyd Jones, his cousin Leroy Foster, Snooky Pryor and Lazy Bill Lucas, before joining and touring with Muddy Waters' band in 1953. He made his recording debut in 1953, releasing the single ”Falling Rain Blues/Four Day Jump” on Parrot to be followed by a session for Cobra in 1957, which prduced ”Crying The Blues/Little Girl”.

In 1990 he was asked to go on tour with the New Zealand based Midge Marsden Band. Because of the big succes Willy would make several other tours over there in the next four years. He also did a television commercial for Foster's Beer that was broadcasted in New Zealand and Australia.

In 1994 Willy got in touch with guitarslinger Bobby Mack from Austin, Texas, and recorded with him his first CD ”I Found Joy”. Also in 1994 Willy met the Dutch bluesband The Juke Joints when performing at the Delta Blues Festival in Greenville, Mississippi. They did a short tour together and became very good friends.

After Willy's second CD ”My Life”, also with Bobby Mack, he played more then ever and was invited at the famous Blues Estafette in Holland. The Juke Joints did a Holland tour in 1999 together with Willy, which was a very big succes. This CD is one of these concerts! (http://www.thejukejoints.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Foster Shuffle 08:23



02 - Love Everybody 06:02

03 - If You Love Me 06:37

04 - Honey Sugar Bowl 08:05

05 - Going To St.Louis 07:23

06 - Ready For The Blues (Arr. W. Foster) 06:26



07 - Sugar Sweet 06:46

08 - Janie On My Mind 11:42

09 - Promised Me Love 04:49

10 - Everyday I Have The Blues 11:29





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Friday, September 27, 2013

Catfish & The Crawdaddies 2003 Venus Blues



Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:52:06
Size: 95,27 MB

United States

Live Recording Recorded at CatHouse Sound Sacramento, California.

Artists:

Ray 'Catfish' Copeland: Guitar, Vocals
Dale Lyberger: Bass, Vocals
Mike Curtis: Guitar
Jim Monroe: Piano, Vocals
Phil Minas: Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Stan Powell: Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Dave Wright: Vocals



Tracklist:

01 - Sail On Down 04:11

02 - Crawdaddy Crawdaddy 05:19

03 - How Long Has That Train Been Gone 03:10



04 - Venus Blues 05:13

05 - Stockbroker Blues 04:13

06 - Lonely Lonely Night 06:51



07 - Sea Ranch Break 02:15

08 - Love Or Lust 03:05

09 - Bad Side Of The Blues 05:12

10 - CFish 03:31

11 - Party Town 04:11

12 - Huevos Boleros 04:55





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Tommy McCoy With Tommy Shannon & Chris Layton 2009 Triple Trouble




Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:58:36
Size: 134,05 MB

United States

Review by Jim Allen

Singer/guitarist Tommy McCoy has worked with worked with musicians from both the Allman Brothers Band and Stevie Ray Vaughan's band, so it should come as no surprise that his own music seamlessly mixes straight-up blues with a touch of Southern rock. The title of this album refers to the presence of Vaughan's classic Double Trouble rhythm section, Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, who provide an unshakeable foundation for McCoy's soulful vocals and stinging guitar work here.



Tracklist:

01 - No Love Without Any Green 03:08

02 - It's These Blues 04:32



03 - Love 'n' Money 05:42

04 - The Change Is In 07:24

05 - Money 06:46

06 - Money (That's What I Want) 02:46

07 - Broke You're A Joke 02:52



08 - Poverty 03:08

09 - Con Man 05:03

10 - She Worships Money 02:58

11 - Gimme A Little Sign 04:50

12 - Ain't Gonna Take No Mo 03:38

13 - Ace In The Hole 05:49





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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Chris Wilson & His Shameless Pickups 2009 Second Life


Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:07:02
Size: 153,30 MB

United States

Guitarist and multi instrumentalist Chris Wilson, the ex-singer of the best-remembered line-up of San Francisco's cult band The Flamin' Groovies, is back with a solo album, his first for more than a decade. He’s not been idle in the intervening years - he’s continued to work with London’s own cult 60s revivalists, The Barracudas - but this is Chris back out under his own name again. And about time, too, if Second Life is any indication of what’s been brewing.

Anyone familiar with the Groovies and Barracudas will know what to expect from Second Life - chiming 12-string guitars, a pinch of rock ‘n’ roll, a hint of folk and a large helping of British Invasion gusto. These elements are all once again present [and correct] but there’s a slightly different balance to, say, the Groovies’ Shake Some Action or the Barracudas’ Meantime albums. This has helped keep the formula fresh while also maintaining its immediacy. Let’s just say that old fans won’t be disappointed.

Of the 12 tracks the standouts are opener 'All the Action' - a thumping slice of guitar hooks and big drums - 'Shake that Feeling' - driving 12 string guitars - and 'Under the Power Lines' - a ‘lost’ ’66 Dylan number in every respect bar one, authorship. Quieter moments are provided by Chris’s ballad 'Never Love Again', while the saxophone on 'Sweet Deceit' adds a 'Baker Street' feel to one of the album’s more heartfelt numbers.

Special mention must go to Chris’s band, The Shameless Pickups. The keyboards of Andy Thomas really make some of the songs come alive, especially his Hammond work on 'Set Free', while guitarist and bass player Anthony Clark anchors things down with a solid groove and the odd fancy lick. Drum duties were shared by Andy Woodard and Greg Paulett, both masters of the big beat and both first class players - check out 'Blaze Away' for some driving drumming as proof.

The producer was Dick Coppen [ex of Tenpole Tudor and King Kurt] who clearly knows a thing or two about getting things sounding right - each song on Second Life crackles with vitality and warmth, which really helps make the 12 tracks work as a unified whole.

Second Life isn’t going to change the musical landscape - there’s no revolution here - but the album delivers in more lasting ways. By eschewing fads and fashions in favour of time-honoured rock and roll formulas Chris Wilson has delivered a great album of classic proportions. This one’s a keeper... (http://www.reviewgraveyard.com)



Tracklist:


CD1:

01 - All The Action 03:32



02 - Shake That Feeling 03:07

03 - Sweet Deceit 03:29

04 - Set Free 03:50

05 - Never Love Again 04:31

06 - Blaze Away 03:18

07 - Not For Real 04:03

08 - Rise 03:41

09 - Second Life 02:52

10 - Under The Power Lines 02:19



11 - Visions Of Johanna 06:56

12 - While There's Life 03:04


CD2:

13 - Blaze Away (Summer '07 Demo) 02:54

14 - Not For Real (Summer '07 Demo) 03:46

15 - Rise (March '08 Alternate Take) 03:22

16 - Second Life (March '08 Alternate Take) 02:53

17 - Set Free (Summer '07 Demo) 03:55

18 - Shake Some Action (Live In London, Feb 08) 05:30





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Wilson Diesel (Chris Wilson & Johnny Diesel) 1996 Short Cool Ones



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:58:30
Size: 133,86 MB

Australia

Wonderful combination of Guitar and Harmoinca and Vocals. Aussies blues at its best. (Gummas )



Tracklist:

01 - I Can't Stand The Rain 03:49

02 - Other Man 03:55



03 - Spoonful 04:09

04 - Strange Love 02:15

05 - Evil 02:51

06 - Tee Ni Nee Ni Nu 02:13

07 - Little Red Rooster 04:42

08 - Running Shoes 04:05

09 - Too Wet To Plough 05:17

10 - My Babe 02:47

11 - Somebody Loan Me A Dime 03:51



12 - Sun Is Shining 04:47



13 - Sugar Babe 03:04

14 - Cherokee Dance 02:58

15 - Don't Start Me Talkin' 02:44

16 - Who Will Your Next Fool Be 05:03





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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ife Mora 2013 Detroit Blues (video)


Alt-rock singer-songwriter Ife Mora captures the true spirit of her hometown in her new music video “Detroit Blues”. “Detroit Blues” is just the latest single from her sophomore album Fire Inside Me, which is described as a masterful blend of powerful vocals and skill for narrative songwriting. The songstress’s songs travel the country, painting portraits of life in New York, Detroit and other psychic landscapes of America.


The gritty video for “Detroit Blues” is perfectly in tune with the down and dirty nature of the blues song. It shows Ife sweaty in a mechanic shop, while images of abandoned houses and a broken metropolis are streamed across the screen. The video is a very real depiction of the hardships Detroit is facing. However, Ife wants us to get a feeling of hope from all of the beautiful people who are surviving and fighting for the rise of a grand new City.


Ife knew in advance that she wanted to shoot the video for "Detroit Blues" in her hometown because of what the song represented. She says, “Detroit has always been the foundation for my love of music and has given me a very tough skin to be able to survive hardships in life and endure a tough business like the music industry. ‘Detroit Blues’ is all about a woman who can survive anything and look good doing it because of this historical and complex city she is from.”



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After Tea 1970 Jointhouse Blues



Genre: Progressive Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:50:18
Size: 115,03 MB

Netherlands

This outstanding album has long bluesy numbers, and high quality improvisations. As well as heavy numbers like Joint House Blues, there are also softer songs.

This legendary band were originally formed in 1967 by members of Dutch pop act The Tee Set, as well as future Spencer Davis Group guitarist Ray Fenwick. By 1970 they had undergone numerous changes in their line-up and musical approach, as well as hassles relating to a dope bust, and this lost classic stands in stark contrast to their earlier hits. A gritty collection of tough blues-rock workouts, it’s sure to please fans of early 70s hard rockers such as Led Zeppelin, Free, Savoy Brown and Leaf Hound. (http://www.theraremusicshop.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Jointhouse Blues 04:06



02 - You've Got To Move Me 05:26

03 - I'm Here 03:42

04 - Someday 05:45

05 - Let's Come All Together 06:00



06 - Trial, Punishment, The End 25:19





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The Devil In California 2013 Demo Tracks


The Devil In California is the brainchild of Eddie Colmenares, who had recently been playing drums for Bay Area favorites Electric Sister. Eddie had been wanting to create a harder rocking band with more of a southern flavor, and after ES went on Hiatus, he took his chances running an ad locally to start putting a band together. Friends of Jamie Cronander saw the ad and thought the guitarist had put it out, since it also sounded like something he would write. When inquired about why he was putting a band together and not telling anyone, Jamie's interest was piqued and he contacted Eddie. And that was the start of The Devil In California.

The band itself assembled fairly quickly, and with top-notch talent. Jamie brought in Matt Stewart on bass and Eddie brought in local singer Tony Malson. They had 5 songs written within weeks, and started lining up shows. There was only one piece missing...

A search for another guitarist to round out the band had been fruitless, and The Devil In California was a reluctant 4 piece for the time being. They finally started recording their demo with Snake (formerly of Skinlab and Re:Ignition) who immediately took a liking to the music. After Snake parted ways with a band he was playing with, both parties agreed that he would be the perfect replacement. And the band was complete.

In the short period of time The Devil In California has been a band, they have played 4 shows - including a great showcase under a different name - and their first official show where they played to a raging crowd and sold half of their merchandise. The band will continue to move forward with bigger and better things for 2013 and beyond.







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Preacher Boy 1996 Gutters And Pews



Genre: Blues
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:07
Size: 41,25 MB

United States

Review by Scott Yanow

This CD is a rocking session most notable for the strange voice of Preacher Boy, who makes Louis Armstrong sound like a tenor. Preacher Boy (listed as playing various guitars, mandolin, bass guitar, mellotron, banjo, accordion, organ, piano, melodica, corn whiskey jug, tamborine, washboard, trumpet, wrench and egg) is joined by a colorful and versatile group for a set of originals. Listeners who can get used to the leader's very raspy bullfrog voice (which dominates the music) will find this spirited program of rockish blues to have some moments of interest.



Tracklist:

01 - Down And Out In This Town 03:35



02 - Catfish 04:04

03 - Ugly 05:18

04 - Cold Mountain Music 03:14

05 - I Won't Be There 02:03

06 - Something Is Wrong 03:29

07 - Buckshot 04:33

08 - Railroad 03:45

09 - New Orleans 03:00



10 - In The Darkened Night 05:01

11 - Back Then We Only Cared For Hell 03:44

12 - 2 O'clock 03:21





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