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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Don 'Sugarcane' Harris 1971 Fiddler On The Rock



Genre: Rock
Rate: 247 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:38:15
Size: 65,41 MB

United States

The rare 1971 “Fiddler On The Rock” album by the late, great blues-rock violinist Don ‘Sugar Cane’ Harris - featuring guitarist Harvey Mandel, bassist Larry Taylor and drummer Paul Lagos - and recorded in Germany when all were on tour as members of the John Mayall Band.

Pasadena-born "Sugarcane" Harris was half of the R&B duo Don & Dewey in the mid-50s, writing a number of rock & roll hits, including ‘Farmer John’. Apart from his time with Mayall, he is best known for his work with Frank Zappa on the albums “Hot Rats”, “Burnt Weeny Sandwich”, and “Weasels Ripped My Flesh”.

Harris claimed to have assembled his perfect group for the ‘Fiddler’ album and the label’s producer Joachim E. Berendt later commented that “almost all the pieces that Sugar Cane plays on our record are first takes – the four musicians were so well attuned to each other.” The quartet recorded five Harris originals. (http://www.freshsoundrecords.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Eleanor Rigby 09:38

02 - I'm Gonna Miss You 04:50

03 - Buzzard's Cousin 06:06

04 - The Pig's Eye 06:30

05 - I'm So Alone 07:08

06 - No Inspiration 04:03





Don 'Sugarcane' Harris here:

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Tiny Grimes 1974 Some Groovy Fours



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:56:52
Size: 130,06 MB

United States

With the exception of a Sonet album from 1977, this was guitarist Tiny Grimes' last recording as a leader. Grimes is surprisingly still in peak form and is well showcased in a quartet with pianist Lloyd Glenn, bassist Roland Lobligeois and drummer Panama Francis. Although there are some blues, as usual, Grimes also gets to stretch out "Lester Leaps In" and "I Found a New Baby," which show how strong a swing-based improviser he could be. (iTunes)



Tracklist:

01 - Tiny's Boogie Woogie 04:53

02 - Tee-Nine-Sy 08:07

03 - Swinging Mama 04:29

04 - I Found A New Baby 05:21

05 - Lester Leaps In 04:58

06 - Body And Soul 05:00

07 - Blues For Hughes 05:11

08 - He'll Never Sweat 02:57

09 - Frankie And Johnny Boogie 06:31

10 - Morgantini With Mime #2 09:25





Tiny Grimes here:

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Mighty Mo Rodgers 2002 Red, White And Blues




Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:52:56
Size: 121,27 MB

United States

This picture of me as a child holding the American flag was taken in the South, where Blues was born. A colored boy acting as color guard to red, white and blues musings. Nothing symbolizes America more than its flag and no people wanted to be American more than my people.

Blues is Americana music, coming from those dark places of wisdom an oral testament to our self determination. It is a spiritual commodity of exchange, a tool that we use to negotiate and navigate our way through the marketplace of life. And because of Blues, I am free to be me. So I don't have to behave.

And I am happy, happy as a runaway slave. (Mighty Mo Rodgers)



Tracklist:

01 - Red, White And Blues 03:41

02 - The Holy Howl 04:36

03 - The Boy Who Stole The Blues 05:24

04 - The Boogie Man 02:28

05 - Blue Collar Blues 03:56

06 - Dna 04:04

07 - Prisoners Of War 04:24

08 - Children At Play 00:42

09 - Have You Seen The American Dream 03:43

10 - We Be Marchin' 04:08

11 - Happy As A Runaway Slave 03:57

12 - I Do This For The Dead 04:10

13 - Welcome To The Faultline 06:09

14 - Cadillac To Go 01:34





Mighty Mo Rodgers here:

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Super Chikan 2000 What You See



Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:34:39
Size: 47,54 MB

United States

Review by Chris Nickson

Is Super Chikan (aka James Johnson) a soul man or a blues man? And where's the line between the two anyway? On What You See, Chikan certainly blurs them:

The title cut roars out of the blocks as if it has come straight from the funk store, a greasy wah-wah riff over some blues licks (although one of those licks sounds worryingly like the Stranglers' "Peaches") and an infectious backbeat. "Ain't Nobody" brings in some great horns, straight out of the Stax studio, while "El Camino" comes close to surf blues over a New Orleans second-line rhythm. In other words, Super Chikan isn't a big believer in boundaries, and he continues to cross them at will throughout the disc -- which makes for some wonderful listening. "Okie Doak" is pure soul-blues, "Good Thing" could teach a lot of rockers how to approach the blues -- it needs to be laid-back like this -- and "You Said" gives it up on one of the funkiest basslines ever to emerge. There's plenty of '60s and '70s influence running through this, like the playful 12-bar synthesizer line on "Willie Brown Jr.," which tends to distract from some fine blues guitar work from the man himself, stretching out a little and showing excellent taste and chops. "Big Boy Now" takes an archetypal blues riff, and while it doesn't add anything new, it does generate plenty of excitement, with the inevitable rooster crows (a Chikan trademark), and a humorous lyric about country music and yodeling. It all rounds out with "Fighting Cock," with a riff any bluesman would give his eye teeth for, not taken too seriously (another Chikan trademark), stripped-down to the point of falling apart, and a guaranteed good time for all.

Soul to blues and back again, Chikan knows his way around the rootsy side of music.



Tracklist:

01 - What You See 03:26

02 - Ain't Nobody 03:14

03 - El Camino 03:23

04 - Okie Doak 03:26

05 - Good Thing 03:10

06 - You Said 04:08

07 - Willie Brown Jr. 03:28

08 - Blank Trip 03:29

09 - Big Boy Now 03:36

10 - Fighting Cock 03:19





Super Chikan here:

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lone Kellermann & Rockbandet 1979 Tilfældigt Forbi


Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:38:54
Size: 89,04 MB

Denmark



Tracklist:

01 - Boggie Bar 03:30

02 - Den Allersidste Vals 03:41

03 - Barn Af Fede Tider 04:00

04 - Midnats Blues 05:56

05 - Ved Frokosten 04:15

06 - Ud Over Grænsen 03:53

07 - Lyngbyvej 04:18

08 - Fri Fantasi 03:37

09 - Kate 05:44





Lone Kellermann & Rockbandet here:

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Casey Jones 1995 (I-94) On My Way To Chicago



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:37:27
Size: 85,67 MB

United States

Review by Bill Dahl

As good a place to begin your Casey Jones collection as any, since his vocals remain strong and his songwriting is as pleasing as ever. The title cut, "I Know I Got a Good Woman," and the sinuous "She Treats Me Right" all make highly favorable impressions.



Tracklist:

01 - (I-94) On My Way To Chicago (Part 1) 04:28

02 - Down Home Woman 04:47

03 - It Ain't Nothing But The Blues 04:02

04 - Ain't That Love 05:12

05 - She Treats Me Right 03:20

06 - I Know I Got A Good Woman 03:50

07 - Just Me And My Whiskey 03:53

08 - Sugar Mama 04:02

09 - (I-94) On My Way To Chicago (Part 2) 03:53





Casey Jones here:

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Kalyi Jag 1995 O Suno - The Dream


Genre: Gypsy
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:50:50
Size: 116,34 MB

Hungary

This CD is probably one of the best gypsy music CDs I have ever listened to, if you find Taraf De Haiduks a little bit too much violin, this is the CD for you. The music is so strong that the language seems to become a rather secondary issue, and besides the language is beaytiful. (Roxy Zimmer)



Tracklist:

01 - Aj Dölálé Muro Trajo (Ay, God, My Life) 04:18

02 - O Kamado Brigase (Sad Lover) 03:06

03 - É Choxanyi (The Witch) 02:42

04 - De Mardjas Man O Del (Ay, God How Scourged Me) 04:21

05 - Mori Shej, Sabina (My Daughter, Sabina) 03:59

06 - Na Shingler Tut Shej (Don't Make Me Angry, Girl) 02:43

07 - Táncos Jani (Prancing Jani) 03:17

08 - Phirav Mange (I Live Alone) 03:23

09 - O Suno (The Dream) 04:16

10 - E Shukar Shej (The Nice Girl) 02:48

11 - Mangajipo (Proposal) 02:37

12 - Dijéj Mama (Foolish Mother) 03:48

13 - É Ratyuné Jakhengi Ági (My Daughter, Ági With Nightblack Eyes) 03:06

14 - Khelimasko Shavo (Dancing Lad) 03:22

15 - La Ratyake Sheja (The Night Girls) 03:04





Kalyi Jag here:

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Jan James 1997 Soul Desire



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:52:11
Size: 119,40 MB

United States

A soulful mixture of rock and blues. 15 Songs from the heart with super musicianship. Rootsy, hooky and uplifting. If you like Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Janis Joplin or the Rolling Stones you'll love Jan James. This American music artist has been described as "Joplin singing for the Stones" by the European press, "Outstanding, rock steady" by the English press, and a "powerful soulful diva" by the American press.From the loudest roadhouse rockers to the tender soulful ballads Jan James is a classic artist that feels like you've know her all your life, listen and believe! (amazon.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Soul Desire 03:50

02 - We Live 04:29

03 - This Ain't No Livin' 03:17

04 - Too Much To Loose 04:37

05 - Lonesome Town 03:48

06 - Always Knockin' 03:27

07 - Tender Years 03:27

08 - Social Graces 03:37

09 - A Lot To Learn 03:22

10 - Can't Run Away 03:20

11 - Another Man 06:07

12 - Do Right 08:50





Jan James here:

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Mighty Mo Rodgers 1999 Blues Is My Wailin' Wall



Genre: Blues
Rate: 239 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:05
Size: 77,58 MB

United States

Blues comes from a place so deep that even madness cannot penetrate there. Blues is free there, and it makes sense of the madness by changing what was disfigured into something wonderfully transfigured. Blues is my story and my glory. Blues is my waillin' wall. (Mighty Mo Rodgers)


Tracklist:

01 - Blues Is My Wailin' Wall 03:22

02 - Took Away The Drum 04:21

03 - Heaven's Got The Blues 04:19

04 - No Regrets 04:59

05 - Tuskegee Blues 02:27

06 - No Dough 02:19

07 - The Kennedy Song 04:32

08 - (Bring Back) Sweet Soul Music 05:00

09 - Willie B. And Me 03:37

10 - Gone Fishin' 04:22

11 - Shame! 05:47





Mighty Mo Rodgers here:

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Eddie Martin 2007 Contrary Mary



Genre: Blues
Rate: 238 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:49:07
Size: 82,82 MB

United Kingdom

Release Notes:

Ripping slide guitar and a genre-sweep from classic rock to country blues-rock map the contours of the latest tough but slick album from the UK songwriter Eddie Martin.This album rocks with exciting grooves and hooks-aplenty, masterful slide guitar and harmonica playing. What raises the yardstick above a good-time party album – even though it works on that level if you like – is the songwriting, which combines lyrical depth and passion.

All 10 tracks are original and feature Martin’s trademark gritty emotive vocals and excellent musicianship all-round. It’s a must-buy party record for all generations….but there’s lyrical depth to ponder as well as grooves to move your feet to. (http://www.bluebloodrecords.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Contrary Mary 05:55

02 - Something About You Baby (I Like) 05:09

03 - Watching The Weather 04:55

04 - Month On Mondays 03:46

05 - Beautiful Miracles 05:43

06 - Give It Time 04:12

07 - Better The Devil You Know 05:26

08 - Strong For You 04:15

09 - Living For The Weekend 04:27

10 - Ingolstadt 05:19





Eddie Martin here:

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Francis Rocco Prestia 1998 ...Everybody On The Bus



Genre: Funk
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:48:52
Size: 111,85 MB

United States

Hmmm...well, let's see. You've got Rocco (bassist for the legendary soul/funk band, Tower of Power), you've got Bruce Conte, you've got Chester Thompson on keyboards, you've got David Garibaldi and Herman Matthews on drums, you've got Biner, Champlin, Grillo, and the incomparable Brent Carter handling the vocals, you've got Kupka/Castillo collaborating on a couple of the tracks:

Hmmm...this is Tower without the Power of the horn section. But what a nice and refreshing change it is! There isn't a throw-away track on this CD, but a couple bear special mention: Brent Carter just really shines on Double Identity and I was especially impressed with Tamara Champlin's vocals on Express Yourself--reminiscent of the Staple Singers. Baby Don't Go features a strong bass line that actually makes you feel the plucking of the guitar strings. I'm So Glad has a unique presence that strikes me every time I hear it. There are also two worthy instrumentals that allow the musicians to shine each in their own right. You ought to get on the bus if you haven't already--it's worth the trip! (amazon.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Solid Like The Rock 03:53

02 - Express Yourself 04:20

03 - Double Identity 04:27

04 - Don't Play Around 04:08

05 - Space For Bass 05:13

06 - Baby Don't Go 04:13

07 - (You Don't) Mean No Harm 04:20

08 - Everybody On The Bus 03:23

09 - Don't Need No Changes 04:23

10 - I'm So Glad 04:06

11 - I Got The Sauce 06:26





Francis Rocco Prestia here:

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