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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Roxy Perry 2005 Back In Bluesville



Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:46:00
Size: 63,09 MB

United States

Blues in various styles: Originals, Renditions of classics, Blues-Rock, Blues-Jazz, Delta, Vintage, Great Lyrics and Vocals, Harmonica, Great Band - Apart from the rest. (cdbaby)

This is a wonderful CD that I just love! After hearing Whole Dog on a music channel, I knew I had to hear more! Roxy beautifully sings with such emotion and feeling throughout the wide variety of styles of songs on this CD. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to feel the music, not just listen! (Jessica)


Tracklist:

01 - Back In Bluesville 04:01

02 - Whole Dog 04:46

03 - Midnight Train 03:53

04 - Crooked Path 03:36

05 - Nothing Like You 04:07

06 - Two Left Feet 03:36

07 - Stone In The Sea 05:29

08 - Get It 03:11

09 - Forgive And Forget 03:25

10 - Do It 04:53

11 - House Of The Rising Sun 05:03





Roxy Perry here:

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The Electric Kings 1997 Electronic



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:27:47
Size: 200,85 MB

Belgium



Tracklist:


CD1:

01 - In The Mood 02:23

02 - Bonus Pay 02:35

03 - Two Headed Woman 02:49

04 - Who Will Be Next 03:02

05 - Pee-Bone Blues 04:57

06 - Lonesome Road Blues 04:41

07 - I'm Your Boogie Man 02:35

08 - Juicer 02:06

09 - Blue Bird Blues 03:25

10 - Boogiehouse Stomp 02:55

11 - Straighten' Up 02:55

12 - Down Child 06:54

13 - My Baby 03:01


CD2:

01 - Lollypop Mama 03:18

02 - Red Hot Kisses 03:59

03 - Back From The Mall 02:29

04 - Baby Take It Easy 02:35

05 - How Many More Years 03:12

06 - One Way Out 02:34

07 - Rock Awhile 02:08

08 - Blue & Lonesome 05:56

09 - Drunken Hearted Man 04:52

10 - Love Is Just A Gamble 06:59

11 - Chromatic Bounce 05:27





The Electric Kings here:

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Bob Brozman 1983 Snapping The Strings



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:40:43
Size: 93,14 MB

United States



Tracklist:

01 - Big Thumb Strut 02:31

02 - Rocky Road 03:08

03 - All Night Walking 03:46

04 - I've Got That Thing 03:19

05 - Big Boy Stomp 02:59

06 - Live At Moraga Concert Hall, Santa Cruz, Ca : A) Patches, B) I Lost My Gal From Memphis 06:00

07 - Zonky 01:59

08 - Anniversary Waltz 02:22

09 - Hard Times Blues 03:19

10 - Maui Aloha Favorites 02:39

11 - One Steady Roll 03:25

12 - Sweet Georgia Brown 01:43

13 - If I Could Be With You 03:33





Bob Brozman here:

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5 O'clock Shadow Blues Band 2005 5 O'clock Shadow Blues Band



Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:31
Size: 83,21 MB

Belgium


Tracklist:

01 - How Long 04:22

02 - Mess Around 04:22

03 - Five Words 03:59

04 - It's So Wrong 04:35

05 - Nothing Left 04:29

06 - Pink Moose 02:23

07 - Still Life In Blue 03:56

08 - Don't Love Me 05:05

09 - Too Hot Too Wet 03:06

10 - Ain't Gonna Crawl 06:33

11 - 5 O'clock Shadow 02:41





5 O'clock Shadow Blues Band here:

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paul Deslauriers 2007 Ripping Into Red


Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:58:57
Size: 134,82 MB

Canada

If you love guitar, you'll love this album, take a trip through old school rock into searing blues and beyond into the classical music of northern India. (cdbaby)


Tracklist:

01 - Yes Man 04:12

02 - Commander 03:31

03 - Honest 03:43

04 - Steady Rollin' Man 04:42

05 - Strawberry Fields Forever 08:00

06 - I'm Born Again 03:44

07 - This State Of Grace 08:34

08 - Death Bed 03:39

09 - There You Are 04:17

10 - Blues Got The World... 03:02

11 - Me And The Devil 11:33





Paul Deslauriers here:

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Hill Country Revue 2010 Zebra Ranch




Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:52:22
Size: 119,74 MB

United States

The Cody Dickinson-led Hill Country Revue establishes itself as more than just a marking-time offshoot of Dickinson's more well-known North Mississippi Allstars with a strong second album for national indie Razor & Tie.

Initially partnering with hill-country blues stalwart Garry Burnside and Beale Street hotshot Kirk Smithhart, the younger Dickinson's band began as something of an alternate take on the Allstars' sound. But then Burnside stepped back (he remains a non-touring member), Dickinson gave up the drums for guitar (and his trademark electric washboard), and Michigan-based singer Daniel Robert Coburn came aboard as lead singer.

These moves transformed Hill Country Revue into a heavier, more aggressive band, balancing the hill-country blues base with a stronger brand of Southern rock. And though the nimbleness of the elder Dickinson's guitar playing was sometimes missed, Coburn proved to be a stronger, more soulful singer on the band's debut, Make a Move.

Zebra Ranch, named after the Coldwater, Mississippi, recording studio of Dickinson's late father Jim Dickinson, where both of the band's albums have been crafted, pushes this evolution further. Where Burnside wrote or co-wrote seven of the first album's 10 songs, here he contributes to four of 14. Instead, Dickinson has taken the primary songwriting role, writing or co-writing half the songs, and both Coburn and Smithhart take on larger roles. The band also moves further away from the North Mississippi Allstars template with the departure of bassist Chris Chew, replaced by Doc Samba. (Young Memphis music veteran David Mason is also new on drums.)

The result is an expansion of the first album's classic-rock influence. The blues base is still there -- witness Smithhart weaving a hypnotic hill-country riff into the otherwise more straightforwardly rock "Bottom $" or the classic-sounding hill-country groove on the Burnside/Dickinson collaboration "My Baby Don't Know" or the genre-affirming anthem "Hill Country." But many of the album's strongest songs stray further afield from that style. "Chalk It Up," co-written by Coburn and Dickinson, sounds like it could be a soulful radio-rock hit from the early '70s. And "Idyll," Dickinson's tribute to his native Mississippi landscape, is not the most incisive lyric you'll ever hear but has an easygoing yet gritty quality. The band hammers home both the album's rock-oriented expansion and personal motivations with an album-closing cover of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," the original of which featured Dickinson's dad. (Chris Herrington)


Tracklist:

01 - Raise Your Right Hand 03:14

02 - Chalk It Up 03:14

03 - Going Down 03:57

04 - Bottom $ 03:38

05 - Zebra Ranch 03:47

06 - Where You Belong 04:02

07 - You Hold My Woman 04:01

08 - My Baby Don't Know 03:57

09 - Hill Country 04:35

10 - Second Street 02:48

11 - Do Work 02:24

12 - Idyll 04:28

13 - I Don't Know About You 03:34

14 - Wild Horses 04:43





Hill Country Revue here:

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Elias Zaikos 2000 Between Spirit And Time



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:11:13
Size: 162,87 MB

Greece

Solo and band recordings from 1989 to 2000 covering a wide musical range. Mostly blues based stuff, acoustic and electric with some ballads and live songs. (http://www.blueswire.gr)



Tracklist:

01 - In Between 01:09

02 - Death Don't Have No Mercy (Rev. Gary Davies) 03:23

03 - Just Another Fool 03:24

04 - Everywhere I Go 03:39

05 - Buy A Dog 03:20

06 - Cherry, Pretty Darling 03:28

07 - Johnny's Girl 04:59

08 - In My Time Of Dying (Traditional, Arranged By E. Zaikos) 07:52

09 - Mean 'n' Dangerous 04:02

10 - Bayou Stomp 02:14

11 - Big City Lady 03:15

12 - Spirit Calling 05:28

13 - Don't Go 03:52

14 - Low Down Dog Blues (Blind Boy Fuller) 03:12

15 - For Muddy Waters 14:25

16 - Two Trains Running (McKinley Morganfield) 03:31





Elias Zaikos here:

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gary B. B. Coleman 1991 Romance Without Finance Is A Nuisance



Genre: Blues
Rate: 247 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:43:14
Size: 75,41 MB

United States

Review by Alex Henderson

It was no coincidence that Gary Coleman had "BB" in his name. One of Coleman's main influences was B.B. King, and he was happy to acknowledge King's inspiration (although he's also learned a thing or two from Bobby "Blue" Bland, Jimmy Reed and the late Albert Collins). Romance Without Finance underscores the fact that while Coleman may not be the most original artist in the world, his Ichiban output has been consistent and enjoyable.

The singer/electric guitarist's sense of humor serves him quite well on such amusing cuts as "Food Stamp Annie," "If You See My One-Eyed Woman" and "She Ain't Ugly (She Just Don't Look Like Nobody Else)." But he's equally appealing when embracing a somber minor-key groove a la Bland, and "Dealing From the Bottom of the Deck" is a fine example of Coleman's brooding side. Whether Coleman is being remorseful or humorous, this CD was a welcome addition to his catalogue.



Tracklist:

01 - She Ain't Ugly (She Just Don't Look Like Nobody Else) 04:05

02 - Don't Give Away That Recipe 04:25

03 - If You See My One-Eyed Woman 04:30

04 - Dealin' From The Bottom Of The Deck 08:49

05 - Romance Without Finance Is A Nuisance 05:01

06 - Food Stamp Annie 04:56

07 - Mr. Chicken Stew 06:02

08 - Mr. B's Frosting (Instrumental) 05:26





Gary B. B.Coleman here:

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East Blues Experience 2008 V10



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:49:20
Size: 45,08 MB

Germany

“Wenn, dann richtig” sagten sich Peter Schmidt (git, voc), Rainer Engelmann (b) und Ronny Dehn (dr) und nahmen nach zweijähriger Trennung das neue Album „V10“ auf. Auch diesmal setzt sich die Band stilistisch zwischen die Stühle. Ihr Respekt vor der Tradition und ihre Liebe zum Blues sind offensichtlich, doch nehmen sie sich die Freiheit, eigenständig zu sein und ihren eigenen Stil zu prägen. Lebendig und energiegeladen kommen die neuen Songs daher, voller Gefühl und absolut ehrlich. Ihre außergewöhnlich Dynamik und ihre Fähigkeit, das Publikum live mitzureißen, zeichnen diese Band aus. Die manchmal schon unheimlich wirkende Leichtigkeit, mit der diese Herren schon seit Jahren ihre Kompositionen auf CD's bringen ist immer wieder bemerkenswert...und immer gelingt es ihnen, dem geneigten Hörer auch zu vermitteln, was live auf ihn zu kommt...eine Reise zwischen Ballade und Rockkracher...zwischen sanften Tönen und der Begegnung mit dem Brachialen....diese Musiker stehen den international bekannteren Act's in keinster Weise nach und erhalten deshalb auch zurecht die Anerkennung
der Kollegen aus aller Welt....

total überzeugt mich, wie ich es von allen vorherigen Produktionen gewohnt, bin ein wirklich fullminanter Sound... (http://www.musikzirkus.eu)


Tracklist:

01 - V10 Boogie 03:58

02 - Hit Of The Blues 03:22

03 - If You Need Me 03:50

04 - Tougher Than The Rest 05:35

05 - How Will I Know 03:33

06 - Free Fools 03:39

07 - A Brand New Look 02:42

08 - Alright 03:45

09 - Hey Honey 04:21

10 - Booze Blues 06:20

11 - Crosstown Traffic 02:25

12 - Ex (A Has-Been) 03:33

13 - 9674 02:17





East Blues Experience here:

Amazon

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Guy Davis 1998 You Don't Know My Mind



Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:48:45
Size: 89,22 MB

United States

If your a blues fan and not familiar with Guy Davis, shame on you !!! "You don't know my mind" is Davis' third CD and once again showcases Davis' ability as a musician and songwriter. Davis is a fabulous storyteller with his music and deserves to be among the elite blues songwriters. His style is traditional Delta blues complete with acoustic guitar, harmonica, and a gravely voice. Davis is authentic, and commands respect from both fans and peers alike.

The title song is possibly the best track on the CD. The line "if you hear me laughing, I'm laughing just to keep from crying" conveys how we all must feel on the worst dog days. "Po' Boy," "Home cooked meal," and "Best I can" are the other highlights. Although his previous CD "Call down the thunder" is a little stronger from top to bottom, "You don't know my mind" is still marvelous entertainment from a very talented blues artist who should keep fans satisfied for many years to come. (amazon.com)



Tracklist:

01 - Best I Can 04:40

02 - Po' Boy 04:19

03 - If You Love Somebody 04:29

04 - Grandma's Tea House 04:07

05 - You Don't Know My Mind 02:46

06 - Georgia Flood 04:36

07 - You Remembered My Name 02:31

08 - Home Cooked Meal 04:39

09 - Dorothy Is Harlem Bound 02:03

10 - Pretty Little Woman 03:31

11 - If I Could Fly Like An Eagle 02:58

12 - Marlboro Blues 02:33

13 - Everything Is Gonna Be Alright 05:33





Guy Davis here:

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Dirk Hamilton 1976 You Can Sing On The Left Or Bark On The Right



Genre: Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:52:52
Size: 72,52 MB

United States

Review by Jo-Ann Greene

This is a welcome reissue for this sumptuous 1976 set, an album that defines the softer side of the '70s. In fact, in one way or another, You Can Sing on the Left or Bark on the Right showcases the whole spectrum of the rock arena that never quite rocked out.

Here's Bruce Springsteen sneaking out of Asbury Park to skewer the "Little Big-Time Man," there's Bob Dylan reminiscing about a long gone love on "Wasn't That One Night Good," and isn't that the Rolling Stones dancing through "You Can't Always Get What You Want" in "Palova's Shoes"? And it's not just those artists' styles that Dirk Hamilton captures so adroitly, but their vocal inflections and lyrical tweaks to boot. The punchy paean to a vegetarian "She Don't Squash Bugs" pays tribute to Tom Petty, "I Got a Feeling" isn't reggae but regardless is still highly reminiscent of Bob Marley's "Redemption Songs," albeit with orchestral overdubs. And then there are the cross-pollinations, like "Grow a Rose," which sidles up to funk, gospel, and Mink DeVille. "Sweet Forever" grafts Bob Dylan with Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, while "Ridin' on a Whale" bounces exuberantly between Motown and Melanie. Thin Lizzy's "Dancing in the Moonlight" provides inspiration elsewhere, as do the Eagles, Poco, Cat Stevens, and a plethora of other pop-rockers of the day.

If the music is derivative, albeit in a delightfully dizzying way, the lyrics are shockingly unique, their startling visions combined with extraordinarily vivid vignettes create a psychedelic ride of poetic splendor through emotional valleys, wilderness backdrops, and moonlit moments of love. All told, it makes for a quite astonishing set of songs, and with the 2005 reissue, the set is appended by two previously unreleased numbers, the aforementioned "Pavlova's Shoes" and the Van Morrison-flecked "Jokey to a Shakey Hand."


Tracklist:

01 - The Sweet Forever 05:33

02 - Waterfall 03:18

03 - Little Big-Time Man 02:35

04 - She Don't Squash Bugs 03:17

05 - I Got To Feelin' 04:46

06 - Sweet And Cold 04:30

07 - Wasn't That One Night Good 03:43

08 - Grow A Rose 03:29

09 - When She Kiss Ya' Like She Love (Ya' Know She Do) 04:46

10 - Ridin' On A Whale 02:39

11 - Joker To A Shakey Hand 03:30

12 - Pavlova Shoes 10:46





Dirk Hamilton here:

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