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.

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





Dirk Hamilton here:

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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





Blues Wire here:

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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





Roxy Perry here:

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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





Fast Eddy's Blue Band here:

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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





Bob Brozman here:

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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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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Guy Davis 2002 Give In Kind



Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:58:43
Size: 107,48 MB

United States

Although this New Yorker is the son of actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, he sings as if he was not only born into a hard Mississippi life, but swallowed it piece by piece, each injury scarring his vocal cords on its way down. Add to that the buzzing acoustic slide tones he opens the disc with and the dark sentiments on the alcoholic's lament "Good Liquor" and the plea for remembrance "Six Feet of Cold Ground," and the result is Davis's most potent blues recording.

When Davis's harmonica makes occasional appearances, it's as rich in emotional resonance as his frayed voice. The solo that tags "Loneliest Road That I Know," a take on Fred McDowell's "61 Highway," is especially expressive, blowing short phrases of fragile melody over an already moody bed of Hammond B-3 organ. Davis augments his music with a full electric band here, but it's his musicianship that leads the arrangements--sometimes into unpredictable territory. The roadhouse love song "Layla, Layla" is colored by Davis's didgeridoo playing, and he picks five-string banjo on his original spiritual, "I Will Be Your Friend." Another surprise is the finger-picked guitar tune "Honeydew Melon Rag," the kind of instrumental that jug bands used to perform on Memphis's legendary Beale Street 70 years ago. Davis also makes room for his folk-music roots in his blues, offering "Grandma Is Dancing" as a warm-hearted tribute to a matriarch, complete with a shaky, home-spun group melody on its chorus. Altogether, this CD's 15 tunes offer a pleasing, well-rounded overview of Davis's art. (Ted Drozdowski)



Tracklist:

01 - Good Liquor 03:08

02 - Loneliest Road That I Know 04:18

03 - Lay Down By My Side 05:28

04 - I Will Be Your Friend 05:26

05 - (I Love My Job) 00:05

06 - Layla, Layla 04:09

07 - Honeydew Melon Rag 03:11

08 - Six Cold Feet Of Ground 04:40

09 - Grandma Is Dancing 03:20

10 - What You Doin' 03:01

11 - Watch Over Me 05:07

12 - I Don't Know 03:48

13 - Don't You Leave Me Here 04:14

14 - (Joppatowne Intro) 01:43

15 - Joppatowne 03:59

16 - God's Unchanging Hand 03:06





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Lefthand Freddy & The Aces 1996 Out On The Road - Live




Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:48:05
Size: 110,03 MB

Netherlands



Tracklist:

01 - Out On The Road 02:29

02 - Lonely Man 03:48

03 - Run Here Babe 04:51

04 - Little Bit More Lovin' 05:26

05 - Try Me One More Time 04:03

06 - Some Changes Made 06:00

07 - Drinkin' Whiskey 03:10

08 - What's Wrong With Me 02:40

09 - Trouble In My Life 05:25

10 - Good For Back Luck 02:33

11 - Guitar On My Mind 02:18

12 - One More Thing 01:46

13 - Can't Get Enough 03:36





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