After more than 5 years it is time to say good bye and this blog shuts its doors, but there is a follow up project.

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Chrystyna Marie 2015 Loaded Gun (Single)


A single for your consideration from Canadian-born blues/pop songwriter and vocalist Chrystyna Marie entitled "Loaded Gun". Although she has a long performance history and has been represented by several labels, Chrystyna decided to go it alone in order to get the sound she wanted.

About the new material, Marie says "Breath is life, and life is music. I wanted to create music from personal experiences and true emotions. Something the everyday person can relate to and build strength from having been exposed to it. With a raw and gritty feel to emulate these experiences and emotions".



Originally hailing from Toronto, Crystyna Marie sings with a powder keg voice over a cocktail of grungy blues and pop. The classically trained Canadian-born singer has supported Ontario acts and been featured as a demo singer on indie labels from as young as 18 years old.

Marie has taken first place in various categories in the Kiwanis Music Festival 2 years in a row. She's taken lead roles in local community plays; West Side Story as Maria and Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Over the years, she has racked up a long list of smaller roles in music videos, television and was also the lead singer in an LA founded pop group called Greencat. Writing and releasing her own music, with her own unique voice, however, is where her true passion lies.

Believing the classics are just as essential as modern favorites, she finds musical inspiration in everyone from Janis Joplin, Ottis Redding and Etta James to Selena and Christina Aguilera.

Although Crystyna has been represented by several independent labels over the years, she decided that in order to shape the sound she wanted, releasing music on her own was absolutely necessary. Her first solo single, "Loaded Gun", is proof that this was the right choice, revealing the first taste of Marie's gritty take on the blues. The EP is due to be released on Feb 29, 2016.

About the new material, Marie says "Breath is life, and life is music. I wanted to create music from personal experiences and true emotions. Something the everyday person can relate to and build strength from having been exposed to it. With a raw and gritty feel to emulate these experiences and emotions".

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Jas Patrick 2015 Inky Ovine

Here is the bluesy Americana magic of Nashville's Jas Patrick. Wholly authentic and stripped back to the core Jas Patrick has already been able to snag endorsements from a variety of gear companies. Bringing in touches of British rock to accentuate an already iconoclastic sound, his new record, Inky Ovine, is the product of years of hard work – marking Jas Patrick's greatest statement to date.


Having started playing drums when he was four years old, Jas Patrick was already on the road at the tender age of 18. Nowadays he runs his own label, Tiny Lion Records, with his wife. DIY to the core and wholly dedicated to an earthy rock sound Jas Patrick understands the spirit of the music and when he unleashes his potent sounds it is impossible to deny their sonic triumph.



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Jas Patrick: guitar, drums, piano


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Monday, November 30, 2015

Support Rate Your Music Through Indiegogo Campaign!


Sonemic, Cinemos, and Glitchwave are three new websites focused on discovering music, films, and video games. These sites are the next generation of Rate Your Music. Collectively, they are named the Sonemic network.

Our mission is to build and maintain incredibly detailed music, film and game databases - and then, to provide as many ways as possible to dive into these databases and discover the best albums/songs/films/games from every angle.

What's the best French-language rock release with electronic influences? Greatest console RPG of the 00s set in space? These sites are designed with the goal of answering any question that can help you find something new to watch, play, or listen to.

If you aren't familiar with our work - we are the team behind rateyourmusic.com, the comprehensive music database and community. This project is about building and launching a vastly-improved version, as well as a film- and game-equivalent.

For those who already use Rate Your Music regularly, you will love these new sites. We've listened to your feedback and have been working on the most requested improvements, including the addition of 7 of the 10 most requested features.

The final step of launching the Sonemic network is building servers and infrastructure, contracting some non-development tasks, and committing to a final development cycle. This last phase requires a considerable amount of money to put everything into place, and we need your help! Please consider being a part of our launch by giving in this campaign.

Please check out the campaign and help out if you can; every small donation helps!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Tomás Doncker 2015 The Mess We Made

Doncker is a world renown blues artist most often associated with the late 1970's No Wave scene in New York City. He's now putting his years of talent to work to give all of us a glimpse into the bitter realities of modern America.

The message has been getting through to the masses thus far, receiving critical acclaim from the Huffington Post, Contact Music, Louder Than War, and many others.


Doncker says of The Mess We Made: “It all started on The day of the Charleston Massacre. Given the fact that the recent "Road to Charleston" was emotionally taxing enough for me (aka:Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Ferguson, Eric Garner, Baltimore - not to mention some of the less publicized events around the country and the world), the heinous events which occurred on June 17, 2015 pushed me over the edge. I was overwhelmed with rage, hatred, confusion and disillusionment. I had no place to put these feelings. I had no idea how to process them. So, in a selfish attempt to maintain my own sanity I did the only thing I could do -- write about it. By Sunday, June 21, I had written 4 new songs. Within ten days I had recorded the 8 songs that would become The Mess We Made.”

Yes,It does feel like I've only put
a band-aid on this bullet wound,
a sonic salve to temporarily ease
the sting. Maybe one day the bleeding will stop...Maybe...
One day...
(Tomás Doncker NYC, 2015)


artists:

Tomás Doncker - Lead and background vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
James Dellatacoma - Guitar, Banjo, Keyboards/Programming

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Monday, November 2, 2015

The Bob Lanza Blues Band 2015 Hero To Zero


Genre: Blues
Time: 00:45:55

United States

Bob Lanza above all else is a Bluesman and “From Hero To Zero!” features the stinging blues guitar work we have grown accustomed to from the New Jersey native. On this disc, Lanza really demonstrates his significant song writing ability. The title track “From Hero To Zero!” chronicles the ups and downs of a Bluesman’s life. Additionally Bob showcases a rich, perfect blues voice with which he tells his tales. Bob has a story to tell and he delivers it in style!


For his debut on the Connor Ray Music Label Lanza did most of the recording in his home state and then traveled to Texas to work with fellow label mate and renowned harpman Steve Krase. The CD also features tremendous work from Randy Wall (Trudy Lynn band) on keys and organ with a special cameo appearance from Trudy Lynn on background vocals.



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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Stranded Cruiser 2015 Pretty, Fantastic


Whitby Garage-punk band Stranded Cruiser are officially releasing their debut album 'Pretty, Fantastic' on October 30th. An album release show is coming in November, details on their way soon.

Taking a little taste of punk and rock 'n' roll, the band has been refining garage music since 2011. Most notably, Stranded Cruiser’s performances release aggression and rage in an unapologetic manner. Not everything can be blissful and there needs to be people to yell about it.

Stranded Cruiser has been steadily building a following in the local independent music scene for almost five years due to the support of an audience sharing similar DIY ideals. The band continues to captivate audiences throughout Toronto and the GTA with its raw power.

'Pretty, Fantastic' is an album capturing several years of blood, sweat and tears for Stranded Cruiser. The energy evident throughout reinforces their crazy and wild attitude on stage. Opening the album is the catchy, guitar-riff based ‘Shark Tank’, which criticizes the state of modern music with pained melodies over a sporadic rhythm section. 'Fuck'n Real' seizes the youthful audience and swings them through soft verses and waves of noise in the chorus. Songs like ‘Another Misery’ and ‘Mother Abbey’ are classic punk rock that give you that familiar teenage angst feel. It's easy to identify the influences of Pixies, Fugazi, Cage the Elephant, and Iggy Pop on this album. Stranded Cruiser has tweaked the garage rock formula just enough to sound new again, and there stage show takes it to a whole new level.


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Saturday, October 24, 2015

BraveHeart 2015 Finding My Way (Video)

Hello Guys.

This week the BraveHeart band with 23 years on the road, has released his new music video "Finding my Way" from the album Dedicated to my Heart September 2015 (completed by Ryan Dorn producer of The White Buffalo).

This clip dives into the emotions of the band, leaving a soundtrack for insights.




I hope you like the new job.

Thankfully.

Suzy Jagger | Manager

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tomás Doncker 2015 Church is Burning Down

Tomás Doncker is back with a truly explosive socially conscious single "Church is Burning Down" – a track that provides a glimpse into the bitter realities of modern race relations in America. This is just the first part in Doncker's greatest artistic statement to date, his forthcoming album "The Mess We Made."


It all started on The day of the Charleston Massacre. Given the fact that the recent "Road to Charleston" was emotionally taxing enough for me (aka:Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Ferguson, Eric Garner, Baltimore - not to mention some of the less publicized events around the country and the world), the heinous events which occurred on June 17, 2015 pushed me over the edge. I was overwhelmed with rage, hatred, confusion and disillusionment. I had no place to put these feelings. I had no idea how to process them. So, in a selfish attempt to maintain my own sanity I did the only thing I could do -- write about it. By Sunday, June 21, I had written 4 new songs . Within ten days I had recorded the 8 songs that would become "The Mess We Made".

Yes, it does feel like I've only put a band-aid on this bullet wound, a sonic salve to temporarily ease the sting. Maybe one day the bleeding will stop...Maybe...One day... (Tomás Doncker, NYC, 2015)



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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BraveHeart 2015 Dedicated To My Heart


The management of BraveHeart asked me to share the brand new album with my visitors which was officially released yesterday. At the moment you can download every single track for free from their soundcloud page, most of them even in wav-format! Be quick because I do not know how long this option will work.

This guys played since 1992 and yesterday was the release date of the new album Dedicated To My Heart.

artists:

Michael Bahr - Vocals & Bass
Marcos Camillo - Guitar
Silvio Filho - Drums

genre:

Southern Heavy Rock



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Friday, April 24, 2015

Jessi Teich - Real Jazz That’s Fresh and New

Just a quick note to let you know that 10-time international songwriting award-winner JESSI TEICH (pronounced TEACH) hit a major milestone this week in her hometown of Philadelphia when “Sunday Morning,” from the New Jersey native’s stylish new Paris-recorded album, TWISTED SOUL (Madame Freak), landed at No. 1 this week (April 20) on tastemaker jazz station WRTI-FM’s (90.1) listener-voted “Jazz Hot 11 Countdown.”

“I’m really glad that someone’s doing something that’s real jazz, that’s fresh and new,” says WRTI program director Maureen Malloy. “It’s things like these that are going to get young people interested in the jazz genre.”


And that wasn’t the only good news for Jessi this week. She also has started getting airplay in Philly on Triple A tastemaker WXPN-FM (88.5), and last weekend played to a near capacity audience in her headlining debut at the Sellersville Theater, in the Philly suburbs – in a matinee performance!

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Dirk Hamilton 1978 Meet Me At The Crux



Genre: Rock
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:55:54
Size: 63,93 MB

United States

Great lyrics - Jackson Browne with equal parts Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and early Springsteen. Rocking sound - think early Van Morrision crossed with John Prine and John Hiatt. I love all of these artists, but they still don't adequately describe Dirk's music.

They're only reference points for you - this is a wild ride thru some unique territory, from the opener "Mouth Full Of Suck" (about the vampire-like people we all know and hate), through the bite of "Tell-A-Vision Time" ("You don't really wanna talk, ya just want friendly monkey noise") and the insanity of the battle tune that is "How Do You Fight Fire" to the bliss of self-awareness in "Every Inch A Moon".

Check out the lyrics on Dirk's website http://www.dirkhamilton.com/04disc/t_crux.htm. But this album can only be properly experienced in its entirety, over time, as it grabs you with constantly unfolding new delights. Long unavailable on cd - grab it if you like Van or Bruce or great lyrics or ... pleasant surprises. You say there's no good music anymore? Hey, it all comes down to you! (Brickbats)



Tracklist:

01 - Mouth Full Of Suck 04:46

02 - Billboard On The Moon 04:50

03 - All In All 03:27

04 - Welcome To Toyland 03:18

05 - Tell A Vision Time 04:12

06 - Heroes Of The Night 03:20

07 - Meet Me At The Crux 05:19

08 - Do You Fight Fire 06:34

09 - Every Inch A Moon 05:52

10 - The Condo Rows 03:05

11 - Don't Laugh At Me Louse 06:13

12 - Santa Cruz Mountain Monologue 04:58





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Blues Wire 1988 Who's Calling



Genre: Blues
Rate: 224 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:34:47
Size: 55,70 MB

Greece

Blues Wire started their career in 1983 as Blues Gang and quickly established themselves as one of the best European blues bands. Bluesmen visiting Greece in the 80's-90's would often enlist them as their backing band because of their deep knowledge of the blues. They've backed Louisiana Red, Katie Webster, John Hammond, Carey and Lurrie Bell, Angela Brown and many others. Having seen many famous blues artists live, I can honestly say The Blues Wire were up there with the best of them.

This album was their first under the "Blues Wire" moniker. The production is way ahead of all other albums of the Greek Alternative scene of the time and thankfully free of 80's trappings that now make you wince when you listen to old "electric blues" albums of that era. The sound is definitively electric but not overtly rock. The playing is excellent throughout and sound is reminiscent of 50's-60's Chicago blues. Orchestration features two guitars (lead and rhythm or slide), bass, drums and the occasional keyboard and harmonica. Highlights include classics "Who's Been Talking" and "Diving Duck" and Zaikos originals "Fat Meets Bones" (instrumental) and "Blues Junkie" (with female lead vocals). (kostas_ef)



Tracklist:

01 - Mustang Sally 04:50

02 - Blues Junkie 02:24

03 - Who's Been Talking 04:05

04 - Divin' Duck 05:42

05 - Fat Meets Bones 04:05

06 - Crying For My Baby 03:55

07 - Bye Bye Baby 04:31

08 - Because Of You 05:15





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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Roxy Perry 2008 In My Sweet Time



Genre: Blues
Rate: 197 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:51:16
Size: 70,82 MB

United States

American music at it's best. Blues with a tasty array of Jump, Swing, Country, Rockabilly, Jazz, Funk, Latin, R&B, Delta and Rock. (cdbaby)


Tracklist:

01 - Bed Of Blues 05:07

02 - Easy For You 04:35

03 - Roadmaster 04:21

04 - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 04:09

05 - Blues Comes To Call 05:08

06 - Goodbye Honey 04:44

07 - Don't You Worry 05:06

08 - That Night In Memphis 03:48

09 - You Cried For Me 03:24

10 - Let Me Have My Rest 02:46

11 - In My Sweet Time 05:14

12 - Not Bad Enough 02:54





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Babe Ruth ? Rarities From The Vault



Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:11:33
Size: 163,81 MB

United Kingdom



Tracklist:

01 - Joker 06:37

02 - Black Dog 07:29

03 - King Kong Part 1 03:24

04 - King Kong Part 2 04:09

05 - Lady 03:03

06 - Cool Jerk 02:24

07 - Amar Caballero 04:35

08 - Isn't That So 03:34

09 - Gimme Some Leg 06:09

10 - Baby Pride 03:30

11 - Black Dog (OGWT) 03:46

12 - Gimme Some Leg (OGWT) 05:56

13 - Wells Fargo (7" Version) 03:31

14 - Theme From 'For A Few Dollars More' 02:17

15 - If Heaven's On Beauty's Side 03:42

16 - We Drove 'em All Mad 03:31

17 - Forgotten Dream 03:56





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Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Electric Kings 2005 Live At BRBF 2005




Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:00:39
Size: 138,75 MB

Belgium



Tracklist:

01 - Lollipop Mama 04:41

02 - Hoodoo Man Blues 06:59

03 - Commit A Crime 09:32

04 - Follow My Lead 04:32

05 - Too Many Drivers 06:01

06 - Trust My Baby 05:23

07 - Alive At The Mall 06:52

08 - Pretty Little Thing 10:54

09 - Long Distance Call 05:45





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Fast Eddy's Blue Band 2004 One Step Ahead


Genre: Blues
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:17:45
Size: 88,94 MB

Germany United Kingdom

artists:

Eddy Wilkinson: Vocal; Accoustic Git.; Harmonica
Paul Lawall: Guitar
Klaus Borowski: Organ, Piano
"Fritsch" Kienle: Bass
Marcus Klopfer: Drums



Tracklist:

01 - I'm Ready 06:45

02 - Phonebooth 04:27

03 - Baby What You Want Me To Do 05:26

04 - Cold Shot 04:09

05 - Big Boss Man 06:13

06 - Slow Down 04:07

07 - Too Much Time To Think 04:56

08 - Freedom Train 05:27

09 - Road Runner 08:17

10 - Come To Papa 06:11

11 - Born To Love You 03:37

12 - Sound Of The Bell 02:38

13 - Heard It Through The Grapevine 10:33

14 - Bring It On Home 04:59





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Friday, April 3, 2015

Bob Brozman 1985 Hello Central ... Give Me Dr. Jazz



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:39:28
Size: 90,30 MB

United States

To listen to the album in it's entirety is like hopping on a tram and taking a sonic tour of American music of the 1920's and 30's. "The Lonesome Road" is exceptional and this version of "Mysterious Mose" with it's Sleepy Hollow-esque backing vocals even comes as close to perfection as the R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders version Brozman played on in the seventies. Possibly the most enjoyable album I have ever heard. (D. Christie)


Tracklist:

01 - Dr. Jazz Stomp 02:46

02 - Sister Kate Shimmy 01:54

03 - Mysterious Mose 03:02

04 - Hawaiian Heat Waves Medley 02:21

05 - Pretty Dimples Stomp 03:05

06 - Dog And Cat 02:22

07 - Love In Vain 04:06

08 - 12th Street Rag 02:58

09 - New Vine Street Blues 03:49

10 - Love My Stuff 03:39

11 - La Rosita 03:28

12 - Wipe 'em Off 02:13

13 - The Lonesome Road 03:45





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Albert Collins 1978 Ice Pickin'



Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:38:10
Size: 69,97 MB

United States

Prior to the release of this CD in 1978, Albert Collins had not recorded since 1975. This three year hiatus was due to some disappointing results with his prior, and sometimes obscure, recordings with Imperial records and Blue Thumb. But that all changed when he signed with Bruce Iglauer and Dick Shurman of Alligator records. From that point on, Albert began his quest to become the consummate showman and premier bluesman. The rest, as they say, is history.

On this CD, Collins is joined by Icebreakers, AC Reed on sax, Casey Jones on Drums, Aron Burton on bass and Allen Batts on keyboard. There is plenty of guitar solo's that are, well, down right chilling and the sax of Reed is sensational. While Albert would later develop a knack for some excellent and sometimes witty lyrics, here is best stuff is material written by others such as the slow burner "Cold, Cold Feeling", or the funky "Honey Hush". Hints of what would come later are contained in Collin's "Master Charge". Sit back, turn it up and enjoy it. You just don't find stuff like this anymore. (deepbluereview)


Tracklist:

01 - Honey, Hush! 04:29

02 - When The Welfare Turns Its Back On You 05:27

03 - Ice Pick 03:09

04 - Cold, Cold Feeling 05:20

05 - Too Tired 03:01

06 - Master Charge 05:12

07 - Conversation With Collins 08:52

08 - Avalanche 02:40





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