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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Various Artists 1998 Blue Chicago - The Golden Age Of Blue Chicago




Genre: Blues
Rate: 224 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:55:15
Size: 88,51 MB

United States

Album-notes:

The contemporary Chicago blues scene remains a prosperous one, anchored by several highly successful clubs (including the two Blue Chicagos) and a number of prolific record labels. But the golden age of Chicago blues occurred when hallowed giants forged an entirely new brand of tough urban blues, with an exciting jolt of amplification that changed the sound of blues forever. Here are some of the greatest blues performances ever recorded!



Tracklist:

01 - Muddy Waters - I'm Ready 03:05

02 - Magic Sam - I Need You So Bad 04:56

03 - Jimmy Reed - Big Boss Man 02:53

04 - Elmore James - The Sky Is Crying 02:50

05 - Eddie Taylor - Bad Boy 03:07

06 - Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin' 03:07

07 - Junior Wells - Messin' With The Kid 02:17

08 - Otis Span - It Must Have Been The Devil 03:47

09 - J. B. Lenior - Mama Talk To Your Daughter 02:27

10 - Little Walter - My Babe 02:42

11 - Otis Rush - All Your Love (I Miss Loving You) 02:39

12 - Earl Hooker - Blue Guitar 02:42

13 - Sunnyland Slim - I'm A Lonesome Man 02:37

14 - Sonny Boy Williamson - Help Me 03:10

15 - Robert Jr. Lockwood - Ramblin' On My Mind 02:43

16 - Billy Boy Arnold - I Wish You Would 02:43

17 - Luther Allison - Five Long Years 04:18

18 - Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers - It's Alright 03:12





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Stop 1982 Želim Da Ostanem Svoj



Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:32:03
Size: 73,37 MB

Croatia



Tracklist:

01 - Uzaludna Veza 04:22

02 - Gdje Si Sad, Sreæo Moja 05:35

03 - Sjeæanja 05:11

04 - Mi Smo Za Mir 03:22

05 - Želim Da Ostanem Svoj 03:12

06 - Turbo 924 03:36

07 - Trka Bez Kraja 03:08

08 - Made In Hong-Kong 03:37





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Friday, January 30, 2015

Sam Myers 2004 Coming From The Old School



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:08:37
Size: 156,92 MB

United States

Review by Chris Nickson

It's taken Sam Myers fully 50 years to make his first solo album. But he's no stranger to either stage or studio, having worked with Elmore James and Anson Funderburgh. For his debut he's assembled a top-notch band, led by guitarist Mel Brown, to work not so much behind him as with him. Brown is a standout as an accompanist, offering wonderful decoration to "I Got the Blues" and "Burning Fire." But understandably, it's Myers who's the star of the show, and his driving harmonica playing carries its own momentum, as on his version of Rice Miller's "Ninety Nine." But there's also a very pleasing grit to his singing, whether on the slow and deeply soulful"After Hours When the Joint Is Closed," or "Waitin' On Your Mama," which could have come directly from the Chicago school of blues. It might have taken him five decades to get to this, but from the music on the disc, not a single minute was wasted.


Tracklist:

01 - I'm Tired Of Your Jive 04:24

02 - Ninety Nine 03:37

03 - I Got A Thing For The Voodoo Woman 05:23

04 - Burning Fire 04:25

05 - Waitin' On You Mama 04:52

06 - I Got The Blues 04:47

07 - My Daily Wish 05:04

08 - You Don't Know What Love Is All About 03:59

09 - Coming From The Old School 04:27

10 - Country Boy 04:25

11 - Money Is My Downfall 05:37

12 - After Hours When The Joint Is Closed 06:11

13 - Packing Up My Blues 04:56

14 - Let You Slowly Bring Me Down 06:30





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Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio 1994 Wild Animals


Genre: Blues
Rate: 233 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:51:47
Size: 87,36 MB

United States

Chicago-style guitar driven uptempo Blues. (cdbaby)


Tracklist:

01 - Wild Animals 04:48

02 - Who's That Woman 04:17

03 - Dancing Burritos 05:06

04 - I'll Be Alright 04:56

05 - Buy Me A Buick 04:33

06 - Captive Of Love 05:27

07 - Pour Me A Drink 06:09

08 - 634-5789 03:28

09 - Dancing In The Alley 04:03

10 - Sex Cures It 03:55

11 - The Viper 05:05





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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Various Artists 2001 The Dialtones & The Alley 'Gators Split EP



Genre: Rock / Punk
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:07:40
Size: 17,56 MB

Italy



Tracklist:

01 - Bad News 01:05

02 - Knife Manual 01:49

03 - Never Trust A 'Gator 02:08

04 - Dead End World 02:38





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Year of October 2014 Golden Days

Year of October are bursting onto the scene with their debut single, "Gone," off of their new record Golden Days.


The group offers up a unique brand of Blues infused Rock n' Roll that hails from Nashville, TN. Year of October's songs are written straight from the heart, and become more captivating with every listen. Singer Phlecia Sullivan's soulful vocals are brought to life by Josh Sullivan's fuzzed out guitar and bass work, and tight drums from Greg Diamanti.



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Small Jackets 2006 Walking The Boogie



Genre: Rock
Rate: 284 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:47:36
Size: 96,90 MB

Italy

The Second record, Walking The Boogie (2006) saw the departure of Piatto who was replaced by his student protégé Fabio Gardini (aka Eddy Current). The change brought a more mature sound and attracted the attention of the elite Scandinavia rock scene. Both Nicke “Royale” Anderson and Robert “Strings” Dahlquist” of the Hellacopters guested on the album bringing international attention to the power-chord four-piece. The disc boasted several breakthrough tracks including the bass-driven “My Surprise,” the massively hooky “Leave Me Alone” and the Ted Nugent injected “Born To Die.” By this time Go Down Records was in full stride releasing several quality discs a year including OJM’s classic Under The Thunder, Fuel From Hell’s Fill You Up With Five Star Gasoline and the garage punk icons Not Moving retrospective Live in the 80’s. The Jackets were poised for the next big step, with solid backing and a flourishing fan base. (http://www.cuttingedgerocks.com)


Tracklist:

01 - My Surprise 04:37

02 - Forever Night 04:04

03 - If You Don't Need 03:49

04 - Leave Me Alone 03:10

05 - Maybe Tomorrow 06:20

06 - Wintertime 09:34

07 - Born To Die 02:53

08 - Heroes 03:51

09 - Phoenix's Light 01:30

10 - She Don't Care 04:50

11 - Traccia 11 02:58





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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tail Dragger 2005 My Head Is Bald



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:00:52
Size: 139,24 MB

United States

Review by Steve Leggett

James Yancy Jones, known professionally as Tail Dragger, is on the radical edge of contemporary blues simply by not changing a thing since he first hit the Chicago blues scene from his native Arkansas in the 1960s. A Howlin' Wolf protégé, Jones has grown into his role as an elder statesman, and in an era when drums are processed and guitar leads are as much synthesizer as they are strings, his "just the old blues, thank you, Ma'am," approach is downright refreshing. My Head Is Bald, a live set from Vern's Friendly Lounge on Chicago's West side, is as comfy as a pair of old wool socks, and while Jones isn't particularly innovative -- he still sounds like an ever-so-slightly polished-up version of the Wolf -- his version of the blues is so familiar and devoid of flash that it feels lived in and real, and original songs like "Tend to Your Business" and "Prison Blues" seem like they've been around forever. A Tail Dragger show is predictable, but that's the charm of it. This is blues in the neighborhood bar. You wouldn't want it to sound any other way.


Tracklist:

01 - Intro 01:19

02 - Sitting Here Singing My Blues 09:25

03 - Talk 01:09

04 - Tend To Your Business 04:24

05 - Talk 00:50

06 - Prison Blues 08:10

07 - Talk 01:43

08 - So Ezee 05:32

09 - My Woman Is Gone 07:31

10 - Talk 03:32

11 - My Head Is Bald 08:57

12 - You Gotta Go 04:02

13 - Jump For Joy 04:18





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Matti Norlin 2010 Live - Blues 3 Trappor Upp


Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:10:20
Size: 160,92 MB

Sweden

This is the latest album from Sweden's Matti Norlin. It's his 4th blues CD and his first since 2002. The album was recorded live at Blues 3 Trappor Upp (3 Stairs Up) in Tranemo Sweden and features a number of Matti Norlin originals with a smattering of blues classics from the likes of Robert Johnson and Charlie Patton.

A couple of things stand out on this CD. The first is the camaraderie between Matti and his audience. Although the dialogue is in Swedish, there is obvious humour apparent and the participation between artist and fan is quite extraordinary. The second is Matti's astonishing guitar playing. As well as his picking, he also plays quite a mean slide. His forays into rag time are also quite sensational.

The set kicks off at a brisk pace. Two Norlin originals, "Mind Your Own Business" and "Mainstream Blues" split by Robert Johnson's "Up Jumped The Devil" and by now the audience are really lapping this up.

A change in tempo, any one for ragtime?. I've found another way to live and "Airy Man Blues" are brilliantly played. The Big Bill Broonzy number "How You Want It Done: is the albums highlight. Controlled tension at it's very best. A trio of Norlin originals are next up. "Biscuits" (I've never heard a blues number with references to baking powder before), "Not Allowed" and "Groovin" are real rootsy, gutsy numbers before we return to some more rag time in the shape of "Milkcow Blues Boogie" and "Piccolo Rag". Two Charlie Patton numbers, "Shake It and Break It" and "Bird Nest Bound" follow before Matti is joined by Fredrik Haake on assorted kitchen utensils (baking trays, saucepan lids and cymbal) The disc closes with a rabble rousing "Emigration Blues".

This has to be one of he best solo live albums I have ever heard. Those who were present witnessed something quite special. The rest of us will have to hear the CD, It's indispensable.. (Mike Lightfoot)



Tracklist:

01 - Presentation 01:22

02 - Mind Your Own Business 03:28

03 - Up Jumped The Devil 04:05

04 - Mainstream Blues 03:11

05 - I've Found Another Way To Live 04:03

06 - Airy Man Blues 03:53

07 - Airplane Blues 03:49

08 - How You Want It Done 07:11

09 - Biscuits 03:10

10 - Not Allowed 04:37

11 - Groovin 02:50

12 - Milkcow Blues Boogie 03:00

13 - Piccolo Rag 02:33

14 - Mellansnack 01:18

15 - Shake It And Brake It 02:07

16 - Bird Nest Bound 02:57

17 - Big Road Blues 04:20

18 - Mellansnack 2 01:18

19 - Ragtime Walks In Golden Shoes 04:51

20 - Emigration Blues 06:17





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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Twistin' Tarantulas 2003 El Destroyo



Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:53:50
Size: 123,30 MB

United States

Hey friends,

wanted to take a moment to tell you about the new full length CD from Detroit's bruise-a-billy kings, the TWISTIN' TARANTULAS. The new album is called "EL DESTROYO" and it's been released on the Adequate Music record label. It's far above 'adequate'! I'd say it's easily as good, if not better than, the original debut CD from Pistol Pete & Co (96's "ATTACK OF THE.."). A real nice blend of swing, rockabilly, barroom blues and country(!) beats layered with Pete's patented propulsive bass slaps and multiple guitar swatches -Pete's enlisted the assistance of Detroit's most talented guitarists: Marc "Stretch" Nischan, George "I look like J. Edgar Hoover" Friend and
"Country Casual" Chris Casello from the Starlight Drifters. I don't know if I'm giving out too much info, but I do know that even Pete hisself contributed a few "heavy" guitar licks to give the album a "ballsier" and "tougher" sound. 15 tracks (including one intro at the beginning) on this disc. So far I like "Never Do It Again," crowd favorite "Chateau Eau De Ghetto," "The Cage," the latin-o-billy flavoured "Birthday Suit" and the punk-fueled paean to a real hot 'Bettie,' "(You Look Like A) Hundred Bucks." Plenty of fist-pumpers and slow grinders for 'lovers only'! The title track will definitely satisfy your appetite for gigantic, rampaging masked Mexican robots gone wild on Spring Break (not AGAIN!)!

Will "El Destroyo" destroy your preconceived notions of what the Twistin' Tarantulas sound is and what they're capable of? Probably not, but it will make you appreciate the musical juggernaught that is Pistol Pete Midtgard and how in the face of overwhelming medical and personal difficulties he's persevered and has continued to succeeded fantastically. The music on this LP is attractive, autobiographical, aggressive and most importantly: FUN. I already like it lots better than the second disc ("Welcome To Our Underworld") and I have a feeling it'll keep the Twistin' Tarantulas wreaking havoc on unsuspecting cities and their knowing music fans for years to come. An excellent album that will undoubtedly please the current fans and bring back many of the old ones. (Del Villarreal "Go Kat, GO!")


Tracklist:

01 - Opus Of El Destroyo (In Four Movements) Uno – El Destroyo Approaches 02:25

02 - Never Do It Again 02:25

03 - Sole Survivor 04:15

04 - I'm The Boy 03:06

05 - Chateau Eau De Ghetto 04:29

06 - Hidden Tragedy 03:36

07 - I Got A Bad Habit Or Two 04:15

08 - The Cage 04:35

09 - Birthday Suit 02:59

10 - (You Look Like A) Hundred Bucks 03:10

11 - It's True 03:43

12 - I'm On The Road 03:40

13 - (You Must Be) Sniffin' Glue 03:12

14 - The Keys To The Kingdom 04:27

15 - El Destroyo 03:33





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Mary Flower 1996 Rosewood & Steel


Genre: Blues
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:50:46
Size: 58,08 MB

United States

Review by Bruce Eder

Rosewood & Steel has Flower putting her own special spin on music by Junior Parker ("Mystery Train"), Charlie Patton ("Pony Blues"), Skip James ("Cypress Grove Blues"), and Brooks Berry ("Can't Sleep For Dreaming"), along with a bunch of originals. Geoff Muldaur, Amos Garrett, Steve James, and Paul Geremia all contribute to various songs. Flower's singing is rich and husky, and her originals exploit the various sides of her musical personality, from playful to dark and moody (check out "Cock-A-Doodle Blues" and "Two Days Straight"), and all but one slots in perfectly with the covers on this collection. Her "Midnite Blue" vaguely recalls CSN's "4+20," with some gorgeous slide by Steve James, while she impresses and then some with her lap steel playing on the delightful "Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On" and Patton's searing "Pony Blues" (which also features Geremia's slide). The real surprise is "Mystery Train," which gets about the slowest, most lyrical treatment ever on record here.



Tracklist:

01 - Your Baby Gave You Nothin' But The Blues 03:21

02 - Midnight Blues 03:38

03 - Stomp Down Mama 04:24

04 - Arrangement For Me Blues 03:19

05 - Hannah's Song 05:05

06 - Mystery Train 05:12

07 - Pony Blues 03:49

08 - Cock-A-Doodle Blues 03:25

09 - Two Days Straight 03:56

10 - Cypress Grove Blues 04:56

11 - Can't Sleep For Dreaming 03:39

12 - Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On 02:43

13 - Old Guitar 03:19





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Monday, January 26, 2015

San Pedro Slim 2008 Barhoppin'


Genre: Blues
Rate: 199 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:41:34
Size: 56,49 MB

United States



Tracklist:

01 - If I Had My Way 03:41

02 - You're A Devil Now 03:15

03 - Door To Door 02:51

04 - When Will I Get My Time 05:01

05 - I've Got A Good Thing 03:02

06 - Barhoppin' 03:13

07 - Tables Do Turn 03:21

08 - Limited Means 03:34

09 - Blues At Last Call 04:19

10 - Time To Go Home 04:11

11 - Testify 05:06





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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Stop 1980 Stop



Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:41:00
Size: 93,85 MB

Croatia



Tracklist:

01 - Stop 04:19

02 - Mustang 03:23

03 - Iluzija 05:27

04 - Traženje 03:04

05 - Gejša 04:11

06 - Stranputica 07:18

07 - Lutanje 04:51

08 - Pogled 05:01

09 - Metronom 03:26





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