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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Various Artists 1993 More Good Whiskey Blues



Genre: Blues
Rate: 227 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 01:05:37
Size: 111,65 MB

United States

A collection of contemporary Blues songs from the state of Tennessee.



Tracklist:

01 - Metro Blues All Stars - Devil Gets His Due 06:20

02 - Tim Wagoner And Wild Blue Yonder - Make It Rain 05:17

03 - Hypnotics - Blues Patrol 04:35

04 - Dean Hall - I Know Something 'bout The Blues 03:30

05 - Metro Blues All Stars - Strom Comin' Thru' 04:50

06 - Planet Rockers - Tennessee Woman 03:30

07 - Chip Vandiver - Love Ain't Never Satisfied 02:47

08 - Dean Hall - My Milkman Was Freddy King 03:52

09 - Metro Blues All Stars - I Would Do For You 03:01

10 - Buddy Flett And The Bluebirds - Blues In A Honkey Tonk Key 03:34

11 - Johnny Neel - While She's In Love 04:20

12 - Metro Blues All Stars - Bad Situation 05:20

13 - Buddy Flett And The Bluebirds - Third House On The Left 03:21

14 - Tim Wagoner And Wild Blue Yonder - My Old Friens The Blues 04:05

15 - Lost In Detroit - I Want To Make Love To You 07:15





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Ellis Hooks 2007 Another Saturday Morning



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:58:32
Size: 133,91 MB

United States

This is one of the best undiscovered gems of 2007. Sample "I've Had It" for a taste. Ellis is a great singer songwriter and you will listen to the entire CD over and over. (Robert Mandel)



Tracklist:

01 - Black Dirt 03:53

02 - You Move Too Fast 03:16

03 - Don't Stop Dancing 03:55

04 - Your River 03:53

05 - This Great Feeling 03:03

06 - Don't Come Running 04:00

07 - Bad Me 03:18

08 - I've Had It 03:40

09 - Rain On Wood 03:54

10 - Another Sat Morning 04:04

11 - You Don't Know Me 03:10

12 - Do I Ever Cross Your Heart 04:12

13 - Feel My Vibration 03:28

14 - Churchyard Girl 04:07

15 - The Road To Your Heart 03:16

16 - If I Give You My Heart For Christmas 03:23





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Friday, November 29, 2013

Rude Roots 2003 Have A Drink On Me


Genre: Blues
Rate: 241 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:48:34
Size: 86,30 MB

Belgium


Tracklist:

01 - Have A Drink On Me 06:49

02 - Bright Lights 04:09

03 - Gold Tail Bird 05:16

04 - Carol 03:04

05 - I'd Rather Go Blind 05:08

06 - Route 66 03:08

07 - Green Onions 04:25

08 - Worried Live Blues 03:42

09 - The Sun Is Shining 05:30

10 - When Something Is Wrong 04:43

11 - I Want To Go Home 02:40





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Burnin Red Ivanhoe 1970 Burnin Red Ivanhoe



Genre: Progressive Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 48000
Time: 00:53:02
Size: 110,17 MB

Denmark

The selftitled second Studio Album from Danish act Burnin´ Red Ivanhoe was released in 1970. The debut album from 1969 called M144 is a really excellent album and one of the most important Danish progressive releases. Burnin´ Red Ivanhoe even enjoyed some success in both UK, Germany and the rest of the Scandinavian countries which was ( and still is) very rare for a Danish band.

The music is bluesy jazz/ rock very much in the vein of bands like Colosseum and Audience. On this second album there is a much more dominant experimental jazz/ rock touch to songs like Canaltrip and Secret Oyster Service compared to the style on the debut, while the blues influence is clearly heard on Rotating Irons and Across the Windowsill. Near the Sea is a mellow song. Gong-Gong, The Elephant Song is also in experimental jazz/ rock territory with dominant brass work. The main theme reminds me a bit about The Mothers of Invention ( King Kong). There is also a harmonica solo in that song.

The musicianship is excellent. Burnin´ Red Ivanhoe was and still is one of the most accomplished bands in Denmark. The two brass players Kim Menzer and Karsten Vogel dominate the music but the vocals from Ole Fick which this time is solely sung in English are also really good. Jess Stæhr on bass and Bo Thrige Andersen on drums also makes for a really tight and excellent rythm section.

The production is excellent. Organic, pleasant and well sounding. (Umur)



Tracklist:

01 - Across The Windowsill 06:41

02 - Canaltrip 05:30

03 - Rotating Irons 08:25

04 - Gong-Gong, The Elephant Song 05:50

05 - Near The Sea 04:28

06 - Secret Oyster Service 09:49

07 - Showintroduktion 01:11

08 - Mitte 02:31

09 - Fodelandssoldatersang 02:26

10 - Brilleslangen 02:08

11 - Omegnens Poesie 02:38

12 - Showafslutning 01:25





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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Lonnie Brooks [As Guitar Junior] 1984 The Crawl


Genre: Blues
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:31:14
Size: 35,74 MB

United States

Review by Bill Dahl

Lonnie Brooks' pervasive 1950s bayou blues roots, laid bare and rocking hard. "Family Rules" was highly influential to the blossoming swamp-pop movement soon sweeping southern Louisiana; "The Crawl," "I Got It Made (When I Marry Shirley Mae)," "Roll, Roll, Roll," and "Knocks Me Out" (the latter one of his Mercury singles) drive with youthful abandon. The youngster's ears were wide-open -- he even covered Harlan Howard's country ditty "Pick Me Up on Your Way Down," investing it with serious swamp angst.



Tracklist:

01 - The Crawl 02:15

02 - Family Rules (Angel Child) 02:23

03 - I Got It Made (When I Married Shirley Mae) 02:05

04 - Tell Me Baby 02:11

05 - Now You Know 02:24

06 - Roll Roll Roll 02:21

07 - Roll Roll Roll (Alt.Take) 02:31

08 - Broken Hearted Rollin' Tears 02:35

09 - Please 02:10

10 - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down 02:29

11 - Love Me, Love Me 02:02

12 - Knocks Me Out Fine, Fine, Fine 01:57

13 - Love Me, Love, Mary Ann 01:51

14 - Oo Wee Baby 02:00





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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Humble Pie 1980 On To Victory



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:36:32
Size: 83,58 MB

United Kingdom

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Five years after breaking up Humble Pie, Steve Marriott formed a new version of the band -- featuring drummer Jerry Shirley, guitarist Bobby Tench, and bassist Anthony Jones -- and recorded On to Victory.



Tracklist:

01 - Fool For A Pretty Face 04:07

02 - You Soppy Pratt 04:04

03 - Infatuation 03:39

04 - Take It From Here 03:37

05 - Savin' It 04:36

06 - Baby Don't Do It 03:21

07 - Get It In The End 02:36

08 - My Lovers Prayer 03:57

09 - Further Down The Road 04:25

10 - Over You 02:10





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The Mason Rack Band 2009 Night Train



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:54:01
Size: 123,55 MB

Australia



Originating from the Gold Coast in Queensland, Mason Rack Band is not afraid to break all the musical genre rules. Known for a swampy blues / rock sound the band influences include flashes of Tom Waits, and Muddy Waters with roots extending to Ben Harper. Throw in a slide guitar, raspy vocals, a rocking bluesy bass, massive drum percussion and the result is a spectacular kaleidoscope of musical genres.

The popular three piece is renowned for their amazing live stage performances. The band has played alongside artists including Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson, Buddy Guy and Keith Urban to name a few.

MRB debut CD featuring a selection of timeless Blues songs. Classic Stones, Van Morrison, Bo Didley, BB King and many more. Great collection brought to life in a way only the Mason Rack Band can. (http://www.masonrack.com/)



Tracklist:

01 - Intro 00:25

02 - Ready For You 02:48

03 - Flip Flop Fly 03:29

04 - Can't Always Get What You Want 05:13

05 - Simple Ben 04:41

06 - Who Do You Love 06:44

07 - Baby Please Don't Go 03:51

08 - I've Got My Mojo Working 03:55

09 - Rock Me 02:31

10 - Gloria 03:46

11 - Sympathy For The Devil 04:01

12 - Ring Of Fire 03:09

13 - Night Train 09:28





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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Girl's a Gun 2012 No Decisions


A Girl's a Gun is a Sydney-based rock and roll band, with a sound coming out of the same Southern Rock soup that most likely influenced the Stones while they were busy influencing The Black Crowes: sexy, fuzzy, and full of blues.

When it comes to A Girl’s a Gun the girl in question is lead vocalist Lucia Neville ‘Chi’ who fronts the band with a huge rock voice that just doesn’t stop. Chi has the kind of voice that would win reality TV talent competitions, if she gave enough of shit to enter, and the band’s sound is rounded out by twin guitars, bass, drums, big riffs, spaghetti western, Texas blues, thumping beats and fat bottom end.

In 2012 A Girl’s A Gun released their first single 'No Decisions' to great response from their burgeoning fan base. The track featuring a heart-thumping Motown groove and the tasty addition of keyboard by Mark O'Connor (Wendy Mathews, James Reyne bands). (http://www.agirlsagun.com)


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Catapilla 1972 Changes




Genre: Progressive Rock
Rate: 125 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:37:55
Size: 33,80 MB

United Kingdom

The second and sadly last album from Catapilla features only changes in personnel it would seem, as the music is equally as vibrant and interesting as on their debut album - gone are Thierry Reinhardt and Hugh Eaglestone on tenor sax, Dave Taylor on bass, Malcolm Frith on drums, the line-up now featuring new members Ralph Rolinson on organ and electric piano, Carl Wassard on electric bass and Brian Hanson on drums. The sleeve is a die-cutaway design featuring our Catapilla nibbling on a huge lettuce leaf this time. The new sound seems more ordered than on the previous album featuring four long tracks, the same atmospheric sound from Anna Meek, even more so on the first track "Reflections", a rather eerie ethereal piece punctuated with sax solos and featuring some nice Argent style Hammond Organ passages, and finishes with a very atmospheric vocal from Anna ;

"In the eye, I saw myself...In the heart of the river was reflected,In the eye, I saw myself...In the heart of the river was reflected, a hole,of liquid movement...of liquid movement...of liquid movement...In the eye that made moves,he saw himself...In the heart of the river was reflected,In the heart of the river was reflected,on the movement,rain, hole, a river...".

The next track "Charing Cross" comments on the social climate found on the London Underground, is characteristically reverberating, the track begins in a slow atmospheric mood then breaks into a fast rock groove which leads into a Floydian style guitar solo; "Cross-legged in the corners,in the Underground,in the Underground,the train moves,the train goes,Eyes cross directions,Eyes cross directions,they sympathize,they sympathize,beneath...beneath..."..... "Trouble in your eyes,awakes cool to my eyes, sources found after searching round. Up the tunnels Up the tunnels same on the plain part direct after time forth, the first time, the last buffet beneath...beneath..."

..... it's really not that gloomy on the good ol' toob!

Side 2's strangely titled "Thank Christ for George" is a very phsychedelically influenced sounding track, a twelve minute hypnotic groove punctuated by some wah wah fuzz guitar, leading into a Jazz Rock rhythm supported by characteristically mysterious and gloomy vocals from Anna Meek and an eerie sax solo;

"Her remains, men in some tomb,he hands off a last light.I heard a clinchedmeans words you fenced with,to protect.to protect. An image,liberally coiled,around him.He started to tenderly unfold. She failed,at least she learned. He knows a restricted silenced tune. Drifting to you at night,start right. An image,carefully foiled,around him."

The last song on the album, a moody instrumental "It Could Only Happen to Me" begins with a solo sax and electric guitar, building into a rather repetitive theme, played at different keys, it includes a good Gilmour style guitar solo but is a rather an unremarkable end to a great album, which pairs with the first one perfectly - you really need both in your collection! (mystic fred)



Tracklist:

01 - Reflections 12:13

02 - Charling Cross 06:47

03 - Thank Christ For Geroge 12:10

04 - If Could Only Happen To Me 06:45





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Monday, November 25, 2013

Nine Below Zero 1980 Live At The Marquee



Genre: Blues
Rate: 224 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:13:15
Size: 135,05 MB

United Kingdom

Review by Bruce Eder

Nine Below Zero had only released one record prior to this live album, a self-produced EP, but they'd already gotten over a hundred gigs under their belt by the time the U.K. division of A&M Records signed them. The label wisely decided that a live recording was the way to break this band. The result was a classic artifact of the late British punk scene, a searing blues-rock set that recalled the energy of the early performances of the Rolling Stones, the Pretty Things, and the Animals, but presented in a manner closer to the punk era that had just come to a close and which slotted right in with the contemporary mod revival. Anyone who enjoyed the first three or four Dr. Feelgood albums should definitely try Live at the Marquee on for size.

The covers range all over the R&B map, including Willie Dixon (whose "I Can't Quit You Baby" gets a killer extended rendition that never lets up in intensity), Holland-Dozier-Holland, and Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, interspersed with a handful of band originals, of which lead guitarist Dennis Greaves' wild, crunchy "Stop Your Naggin'" is the highlight. And the recording itself strikes a perfect balance between a close, personal band sound and a fair level of room ambience and crowd presence.



Tracklist:

01 - Tore Down 02:50

02 - Straighten Her Out 02:27

03 - Homework 02:37

04 - I Can't Help Myself 02:21

05 - Can I Get A Witness 03:18

06 - Ridin' On The L & N 04:10

07 - I Can't Quit You 06:17

08 - Stop Your Nagging 02:29

09 - Hoochie Coochie Coo 02:30

10 - Wooly Bully 02:51

11 - Got My Mojo Working 06:12

12 - Pack Fair & Square 02:27

13 - Watch Yourself 04:19

14 - Swing Job 02:33

15 - Rocket 88 (Encore) 02:58

16 - (Just A) Little Bit (Encore) 02:21

17 - Twenty Yards Behind (Encore) 01:59

18 - Stormy Monday (Encore) 04:48

19 - Is That You (Encore) 02:25

20 - Keep On Knocking (Encore) 05:25

21 - Madison Blues (Encore) 05:58





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Interstate 40 Rhythm Kings 2005 Knocking At Your Front Door



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:54
Size: 105,04 MB

Sweden

This is a great band, in sweet and perfect harmony with the rock hard R&B, swing blues, jump blues, 50's-70's rock-blues - that's the Interstate 40 Rhythm Kings in a nut shell.

They also include influences from the american negro 40's and 50's. From hits to unknown, from sweet ballads to the up tempo blues rock, from old to new - and all presented for an dancing audience! Interstate 40 Rhythm Kings will guarantee you a night where you don't want to sit at a table, but a night with lots of dancing, swing, and rock 'n' roll!

"MOVE YOUR ASS, AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW!" (http://www.mixac.com)



Tracklist:

01 - At My Front Door 02:28

02 - Smooth Slow And Easy 03:19

03 - Hurry Home 02:18

04 - Queen Of Hearts 02:54

05 - Too Late Old Man 03:20

06 - Rolling Your Dice 02:50

07 - Sexy Ways 02:27

08 - Boogie Woogie King 02:36

09 - You Got Me Dizzy 02:40

10 - 64 Hours 03:06

11 - Take You Back Home 03:06

12 - Kokomo 03:19

13 - Everything You Do To Me 04:04

14 - Teardrops 02:57

15 - Tell Mama 04:30





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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Chain Lightning 1999 Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie


Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:49:09
Size: 45,00 MB

United States

When you imagine great Southern Rock, bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot and The Marshall Tucker Band will likely come to mind. When you think of great guitar rock, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top and Kenny Wayne Shepherd float to the top. Chain Lightning melds these into a kickin show that will blow away the audience with heart thumping sound.

Chain Lightning was founded in 1994 by Gregory Lee (guitar) and Chuck Worden (former lead singer). For ten years they worked with many national acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Marshall Tucker and many more. In 1996 Chain Lightning released the “No Excuses” cassette. In 1999 Chain Lightning recorded their first CD “Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie”. Chuck’s untimely death in 2004 caused the band to reform over the years. Greg’s fifteen year old son, Monty, has joined the band and the stage is electric when the father/son duo play those screamin dual guitar solos. On keyboards is John Mika who has been with Chain Lightning for many years.

Recently the band has added a few new members that have lengthy histories on Minnesota’s local music stages, Steve Allen on drums, Jim King on bass and Tom Nordstrom (Nordy) on lead vocals. Adding soul to that southern feel are Chain Lightning’s new background singers The Hipettes (Kat, Dee & Red). (http://www.chainlightningband.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Crazy Legs 04:20

02 - Corpus Christi 04:52

03 - Southern Man 05:19

04 - Rescue Me 04:11

05 - Ribbons In Her Hair 04:53

06 - Ain't Just Whistlin Dixie 06:42

07 - Don't Drink The Water 04:27

08 - It's Always Somethin 05:34

09 - Nothin Looks Good On You 03:56

10 - Hot Night In A Cold Town 04:55





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The Inmates 1982 Heatwave In Alaska



Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:37:13
Size: 85,14 MB

United Kingdom

Go Rocking All Around the World
Now The Inmates are in the groove and everything they do is more or less effective. So Heatwave in Alaska has almost classical rock sound and all the songs are made as close to the roots as it is only possible. And although there are no surprises there are no disappointments either. (Babe_N_Co)

As far as I know this LP has never been released in England

Bill Hurley - vocals
Peter Gunn - lead guitar, vocals
Ben Donnelly - bass
Tony Oliver - rhythm guitar, vocals
Jim Russell - percussion, vocals
Pete Wingfield - keyboards

The Rumour Brass Section:

John 'Irish' Earl - tenor & baritone
Dick Hanson - trumpet
Ray Beavis - tenor
Chris Gower - trombone

Junior Walker - sax (A2)
Bob Cotton - string bass (B1)



Tracklist:

01 - She's Gone Rockin' 02:49

02 - Something About You 03:02

03 - Long Distance Man 03:22

04 - Broken Hearted 03:14

05 - You Can Bet (A Broken Heart) 02:36

06 - Remember, I've Been Good To You 02:46

07 - Three Little Sisters 02:26

08 - Unhappy Boy 03:41

09 - Yeah Yeah Yeah 02:31

10 - On The Beat 03:14

11 - Who's Foolin' Who 04:19

12 - Send Some Of Your Loving (My Way) 03:13





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