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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gregor Hilden & Hans Riesop & The Tone Company 1996 Compared To What...

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:08
Size: 103,28 MB


Bereits "Compared To What" aus dem Frühwerk Gregor Hildens zeigt sein herausragendes musikalisches Talent, nicht nur Blues, sondern einfach alle möglichen Musikstile souverän zu beherrschen, was sich in allen folgenden CDs eindeutig bestätigt. Hildens Eigenkompositionen überzeugen in jeder Hinsicht und Hans D. Riesop bildet stimmlich eine ideale Ergänzung! Diese CD ist sehr zu empfehlen! (


01 - Body And Fender Man 04:12

02 - I Wouldn't Tread A Dog 04:35

03 - Compared To What 05:06

04 - I Wonder Why 03:21

05 - The Rain Blues 03:32

06 - The Blues Is Still Around 06:24

07 - Harlem Stomp 02:43

08 - I Feel Alright 03:09

09 - Second Hand Blues 02:58

10 - This Is The Way 03:48

11 - Alabama Blues 05:20

Gregor Hilden & Hans Riesop & The Tone Company here:




Friday, September 28, 2012

Brainbox 1969 Brainbox

Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:54:58
Size: 125,69 MB


review by Joe Viglione

Holland's Brainbox was part of the Benelux Invasion consisting of Stockholm's ABBA, Shocking Blue from the Netherlands, Denmark's the Savage Rose, and, of course, Blue Swede, a convergence a bit more subtle than the British Invasion and spanning over a decade. While H.P. Lovecraft kept changing members around the drummer, this band would release a record with totally new people in 1972, that work entitled Parts.

Yet the original Brainbox does have qualities somewhat resembling the earlier H.P. Lovecraft, and is a worthwhile collection of musically diverse and eclectic performances. The decent liner notes call this "progressive pop," and in some respects it is, though they shift gears from the Simon & Garfunkel classic "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" to the 17-minute plus original "Sea of Delight," and take lots of other directions in between. The Damned had a song called "New Rose," which is where the French record label got its name, and there was the aforementioned Savage Rose, but Brainbox start the album with "Dark Rose," a blend of Jethro Tull meets the Mothers of Invention. Brainbox ups the ante by sliding into Tim Hardin and a very credible cover of "Reason to Believe" a full two years before Rod Stewart would get a B-side hit with it (the original A-side of the "Maggie Mae" single), they pull off a chameleon-like change on this to become folk rockers. Casimirz Lux has a very appealing voice with a bit of Stewart's rasp, making "Reason to Believe" a highlight of the album. The liner notes credit Jimmy Smith for writing "Baby, What You Want Me to Do," but the tracking properly gives it to Jimmy Reed, and his Top 40 1960 hit is as bluesy as you can get here, the band changing styles yet again and showing their grasp and appreciation of American music. From progressive rock to folk-rock to blues-rock to the folk-pop of Simon & Garfunkel, who is to say they weren't rewriting Blind Faith's lengthy "Do What You Like" by way of "Sea of Joy" for their epic "Sea of Delight"? The album is a dense amalgam of sounds and themes from England and America, but is reverent in its borrowing and presentation. Brainbox's rendition of "Summertime" sounds like Deep Purple adding heavy keyboard sounds and slowing up the Billy Stewart 1966 hit reinvention of the Gershwin tune from Porgy & Bess. Of course, Janis Joplin did it two years earlier than Brainbox and psychedelicized it with an immortal performance -- but a good song is a good song, and this is Jan Akkerman before he would give us "Hocus Pocus" from Focus, and that fact makes the album more than just a curiosity. Since these gents were so enamoured of American music, it seems credible that they took the Vanilla Fudge sound -- famous in Europe a year before it hit in America -- and put it on a Janis Joplin favorite.

Released with five bonus tracks on CD, including additional versions of "Sea of Delight," this is much more than the "bargain bin" item many American record buyers passed it off as. It's a real diamond in the rough.


01 - Dark Rose 05:23

02 - Reason To Believe 02:25

03 - Baby, What You Want Me To Do 02:38

04 - Scarborough Fair 06:28

05 - Summertime 04:24

06 - Sinner's Prayer 02:33

07 - Sea Of Delight 17:01

08 - Down Man (Bonus) 02:40

09 - Woman's Gone (Bonus) 04:16

10 - Sea Of Delight - Try Out (Bonus) 01:07

11 - Sea Of Delight - Take 1 (Bonus) 02:53

12 - Amsterdam, The First Days (Bonus) 03:10

Brainbox here:



Electric Sandwich 1972 Electric Sandwich

Genre: Rock
Rate: 280 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:46:05
Size: 88,48 MB


This album was released in 1971 and it really blends that blues rock style with jazz to amazing results. The guitarist adds a little organ and mellotron to this recording, but make no mistake this is a guitar/drum led album with some excellent sax added to the mix. Sadly the band broke up while working on their second record because the guitarist wanted to go into a more jazz direction while the drummer wanted to go into a more rock vein. This was recorded at Dieter Dirks famous studio in Germany of course.

"China" is simply pure Krautrock. It opens with a gong before we get this hypnotic,trippy beat while the psychedelic guitar does it's thing. Just a pleasure to listen to. Some chaos to end it. "Devil's Dream" has a 60's vibe in the intro and outro as the guitar cries out while vocals come and go. It gets jazzy 2 minutes in as sax,relentless bass and light drums take over. Great sound 4 minutes in when the guitar comes back. "Nervous Creek" rocks out pretty good. Vocals and drums lead the way. It changes to a jazzy flavour 3 minutes in. Love the guitar after 4 minutes as the intro melody comes back.

"It's No Use To Run" again kills me with the guitar. It just sounds so good that's all. Vocals come in as drums pound. Harmonica 1 1/2 minutes in. The guitar rips it up after 3 minutes. "I Want You" opens with guitar and harp. Cool sound. Drums and vocals take over. Ballad-like until sax and then some killer guitar arrive. Sax sounds great 3 minutes in. Some excellent bass and organ follow. Sax ends it. "Archie's Blues" is named after the lead singer. This is a straight up blues track. The vocals and guitar are very much in that style. He says "Check this guitar boys" as the guitarist then makes his guitar cry the blues. "Material Darkness" opens with heavy bass,sax,guitar and drums. Really good sound to this part. Vocals a minute in. Check out the chunky bass after 1 1/2 minutes. Mellotron after 2 1/2 minutes. Nice. The tempo continues to change and it kicks back into gear after 4 minutes. (


01 - China 08:12

02 - Devil's Dream 06:24

03 - Nervous Creek 05:08

04 - It's No Use To Run 04:07

05 - I Want You 05:31

06 - Archie's Blues 04:59

07 - Material Darkness 05:08

08 - On My Mind 03:28

09 - China (Single Version) 03:08

Electric Sandwich here:



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Christophe Marquilly 2009 Rien N'est Joué

Genre: Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:58:04
Size: 84,76 MB


encore du bon chez ce grand monsieur du rock Françàis qui navait pas son pareil avec son fameux groupe stocks (rien a jeter)..........mais bon! bien souvent nos " grandes radios pop " préférent assurer avec de la daube ou alors nous gavent de zic anglo saxonne a répétitions et en boucle !comme si les mp3 !cd ! et autres internet nexitaient pas!! et par ce fait délaissent pas mal de talents ds les oubliettes!! et depuis 30 ans que les radios libres existent çà fait un paquet!! meme en 1977 cétait plus varié et ouvert desprit!! a bons entendeurs !!! (gascogne)


01 - Ville En Sursis 04:29

02 - Rien N'est Joué 03:30

03 - Rêve D'irlande 04:09

04 - Pour Que Tu Reviennes 03:54

05 - Vents De Haine 04:07

06 - Ne Me Retiens Pas 03:30

07 - Message 05:04

08 - A L'ouest 05:09

09 - Elle Et Lui 04:56

10 - Des Croix Des Noms 03:05

11 - Regarde 04:19

12 - Je Refuse 03:48

13 - Juste Une Dernière Fois 04:53

14 - Je Sais Rien 03:11

Christophe Marquilly here:




Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Prado Blues Band 2005 Blues And Swing

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:01:21
Size: 140,32 MB


This album features fantastic guitar playing from Enrico Crivellaro! Buy it!!!!!

”Your guitar playing is equal to that of the better US guitarists in this same genre. You clearly have a deep grasp of the various early 1950s blues traditions. You play with taste, talent, energy and good attention to tone. The band are tight, and the players are very good. I enjoyed your vocals too!” (Bruce Iglauer / Alligator Records - USA)


01 - At The Party 05:39

02 - Bye Bye Baby 04:39

03 - Vicky 04:42

04 - Pb Boogie 04:42

05 - Honeysuckle Rosie 04:24

06 - Those Lonely Nights 04:18

07 - Little Boy 05:00

08 - Every Night And Every Day 06:01

09 - I've Had My Fun 04:22

10 - Blues For Mother Alice 03:08

11 - Goodbye Goodbye Blues 06:42

12 - They Call Me Little Devil 04:23

13 - Jamming With Crivellaro 03:21

Prado Blues Band here:



Cravinkel 1970 Cravinkel

Genre: Rock
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:40:41
Size: 74,44 MB


Originally recorded and released on the Phillips label in 1970, Cravinkel, the English spelling to the last name of band's guitarist, was recorded in London by Rainer Goltermann and featured an idyllic cover showcasing the band members bumming in a haystack. 'Cravinkel', the band's self-titled debut album features ten short tracks, none of which top four minutes. The music is a fairly straightforward groovy Anglo rock sound augmented with blues, country, folk, and psych.


01 - Get A Feeling Going Round 03:33

02 - Two Circles 02:39

03 - Lucy 03:36

04 - Heaven 03:00

05 - Candlelight 03:12

06 - About Mother And Son 03:16

07 - Lonesome Road 02:50

08 - Hidden Love 03:19

09 - If I Sing A Song For You 03:48

10 - Smiles 03:45

11 - Keep On Running (Bonus) 03:46

12 - Mr. Cooley (Bonus) 03:57

Cravinkel here:



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Big Mama Thornton 2005 They Called Me Big Mama

Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:01:30
Size: 84,47 MB

United States


01 - All Right Baby 02:26

02 - Bad Luck Got My Man 03:04

03 - Partnership Blues 02:40

04 - Mischievous Boogie 02:34

05 - I'm All Fed Up 02:35

06 - Cotton Picking Blues 02:50

07 - Everytime I Think Of You 02:57

08 - No Jody For Me 02:45

09 - Let Your Tears Fall Baby 02:44

10 - They Call Me Big Mama 02:05

11 - Walking Blues 03:03

12 - Hound Dog 02:52

13 - Just Can't Help Myself 02:57

14 - Nightmare 02:53

15 - Rockabye Baby 02:39

16 - Hard Times 02:15

17 - I've Searched The World Over 02:22

18 - I Ain't No Fool Either 02:23

19 - The Big Change 02:45

20 - I Smell A Rat 02:42

21 - Yes Baby 02:49

22 - Willie Mae's Blues 02:42

23 - Stop Hoppin' On Me 02:28

Big Mama Thornton here:



The Pear Ratz 2006 Rat Now

Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 239 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:46:31
Size: 80,71 MB

United States

This is the Pear Ratz first CD Release, with their sophomore title to be released in October of this year.

You put together all the ingredients; ZZ TOP, BILL MONROE, MARSHALL TUCKER, WAYLON, JOHNNY CASH, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, and LYNYRD SKYNYRD …put ‘em in a big ol’ bowl and mix ‘em up real good… and you get THE PEAR RATZ! What a treat. I really believe this album has something for everyone, and their upcoming CD is even better. These guys are absolutely the Greatest!!” (Bill Green, producer)


01 - Talkin Myself Outta Killin' You 02:45

02 - Sing Jolie Again 03:41

03 - Drive South 04:01

04 - Paint Me A Picture 03:21

05 - Imagine 03:02

06 - River Of Pain 04:39

07 - Feel Allright 04:01

08 - Burn This Bridge Down For You 04:46

09 - Bottom Of The Bottle 04:36

10 - Just South Of The Nueces 04:39

11 - The Way I Feel For You 03:45

12 - Friends 03:15

The Pear Ratz here:




Monday, September 24, 2012

Steve Grills 2008 After Hours

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:42
Size: 104,46 MB

United States

Blues guitarist Steve Grills satisfies blues lovers with his new CD release After Hours. Grills shows his dedication to the blues, paying tribute to the great blues artists who inspired him to play. On this recording Grills is supported by legendary pianist Ernest Lane. Lane's career reaches back to the late 40's when he backed up Robert Nighthawk on his seminal recordings Sweet Black Angel and Annie Lee Blues. Steve Gomes is considered to be one of the finest bassists on the blues scene. He is part of the Severn Records studio band , playing on many of the lables deep soul and blues recordings . Gomes career goes back to the west coast scene of the late 60's , where he played with John Lee Hooker. Gomes went on to join Ronnie Earl's band and recorded with him on the BlackTop Label. Drummer Mike Plouffe is a long time musical partner of Grills and has toured with Larry Davis and Johnny Rawls. (


01 - One Room Country Shack 02:58

02 - Look Whatcha Done 02:45

03 - You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling 04:05

04 - Frosty 04:37

05 - I Love The Woman 02:55

06 - Cuban Getaway 03:24

07 - You're Sweet 04:00

08 - The Telephone Is Ringing 04:15

09 - Takin' Care Of Business 03:50

10 - Blue Guitar 04:54

11 - I Love Her Still 05:30

12 - Just Pickin' 02:29

Steve Grills here:




Powder Blues 2004 Blues + Jazz = Blazz!

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:36:38
Size: 83,83 MB


Album Notes

For nearly three decades Powder Blues has been Canada’s favorite blues band. Their music incorporates elements of Swing, Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues into their unique and instantly identifiable sound. This broad approach has resulted in an appeal whose demographic is so wide that it is not unusual to find people from seven to seventy swaying side by side at a Powder Blues concert. Throughout the years they have toured ceaselessly throughout Canada, the United States and overseas, spreading the joy of a music that makes people smile and dance.

Fads come and go, as in the current resurgence of Swing, Juke and Jive music, but Powder Blues is no follower of trends. When they first burst upon the recording scene in late 1979, with their self-financed and self-produced debut album, ‘Uncut’, after nearly two years of wood shedding and honing their unique blend of sounds in Vancouver’s then flourishing nightclub scene, the established recording industry label giants shrugged their effort off as ‘not commercial’. The band was told there was ‘no market for the blues’.

Undiscouraged, the band pressed the album at their own expense and proceeded to sell it off stage and deliver it to radio stations. When the switchboards at the stations lit up with calls asking ‘who’s that?’ other stations followed suit. After selling nearly 30,000 copies in a matter of weeks, the major record labels came calling and entered a bidding war for the band’s services and the right to distribute this ‘non-commercial’ product nationally. RCA won the contract and to date that album has gone on to sell over a million copies worldwide.

Band highlights include winning Canada’s most prestigious National Music Award, the Juno, in 1981, headlining and recording a live album at the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1983, being presented with the W.C. Handy Award in Memphis, Tennessee in 1986 and touring the Soviet Union and being released on Melodya Records in 1990. They have appeared in concert with such legendary names as Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, James Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Who, ZZ Top, the Doobie Brothers, Edgar Winter and Tower of Power.

The Powder Blues latest CD titled ‘blues + jazz = BLAZZ!’ on Blue Wave Records which was released in 2004. The band continues to tour regularly and has never played less than 40 shows and sometimes as many as 300 shows in each of the 28 years they have been performing.


01 - Cooking With The Blues 03:20

02 - Runnin' Blue 03:33

03 - Well Do It 02:46

04 - Things Are Getting Better 03:43

05 - Send Out For A Bucket Of Beer 02:51

06 - Take The 'A' Train 03:14

07 - Ain't That Loving You 03:55

08 - Let's Get Loose 03:56

09 - Disappearing Baby Blues 03:07

10 - Blame It On The Blues 03:19

11 - Swami Swing 02:54

Powder Blues here:



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gregor Hilden - Richie Arndt - Timo Gross 2009 The Vineyard Sessions

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:56:14
Size: 128,76 MB


Gregor Hilden spielt in verschiedenen Projekten, unter anderem auch mit der eigenen Gregor Hilden Band. Er hat auch 12 CDs veröffentlicht. Darunter ist nach meinem Wissen keine rein akustische Aufnahme und ich würde ihn irgendwo in Blues/Funk/Soul einreihen. Auch Richie Arndt, seit 15 Jahren Kopf des Bluesrock-Trios Richie Arndt & The Bluenatics würde ich nicht unbedingt als akustischen Blueser beschreiben. Auch er hat eine respektable musikalische Karriere und ein beachtliches Oeuvre an CDs vorzuweisen. Timo Gross, ebenfalls ein gestandener Blueser, der eher in die Blues/Bluesrock Kategorie passen würde, bildet zusammen mit Frowin Ickler und Michael Siegwart seine eigene Band und auch er hat mehrere CDs veröffentlicht.

Wenn diese drei Musiker sich zu einem Projekt zusammen finden und zwölf rein akustische Songs einspielen, kann man also gespannt sein. The Vineyard Sessions heisst die CD, die am 13. November 2009 veröffentlicht wird.. Die Songs sind alle von den drei Musikern geschrieben, teilweise neu, teilweise wurden Songs aus früheren Jahren eigens zu diesem Projekt neu arrangiert. Aufgenommen wurde die CD in Bad Bergzabern an der Südlichen Weinstrasse Pfalz, mitten im Weingebiet, deshalb auch der Titel der CD.

Ich gestehe es gleich zu Anfang: ich habe ambivalente Gefühle, wenn es um akustische Gitarre geht, ob Blues oder nicht, besonders aber, wenn von Folk und Roots die Rede ist. Ich ahne dabei den Geruch von Lagerfeuer und Pfadfinderromantik. Irgendwie fehlt der Rhythmus, irgendwie erstarrt es gerne in schönem Gitarrenhandwerk, ist aber ohne Spannung. Soviel zu meinen Vorurteilen.

Hier aber kommen diese gar nicht erst auf. Vom ersten bis zum letzten Song begeistern die drei Gitarristen mit Songs, die den Bogen von Root Musik über Country und Blues bis zum Jazz spannen, in jedem Fall aber spannend, kraftvoll und virtuos gespielt sind. Immerhin sind es drei Musiker, die es gewohnt sind, als Frontmusiker eine besondere Stellung innerhalb einer Combo einzunehmen. Hier verstehen sie es, sich dem gemeinsamen Ziel unter zu ordnen und hamonieren hörbar. Ihnen ist damit eine zauberhafte Sammlung schöner Songs gelungen.

Die CD beginnt mit Desire. Das Dobro-lastige Stück erinnert an Stefan Grossman & John Renbourn und wäre die perfekte Musik für einen Roadmovie. Weiter geht es mit Drowning In My Soul, einer wunderbaren Ballade mit Anklängen spanischer Schule, ähnlich wie auch Blue Clouds, beide sehr gefühlvoll vorgetragen. Love Ain't Given Up On Me ist ein fröhlicher Countryblues gefolgt von 500 Miles mit einem dominanten Riff, der das Stück vorantreibt. In Stranger höre ich Bossa Nova Anklänge und es erinnert an Eric Clapton. Der Golden Voice Blues ist dann ein klassischer Blues im Delta Stil, mein Lieblingstrack auf der CD. Bei Heading Towards Las Vegas und When The Train Comes fand ich dann doch noch meine oben erwähnten Vorurteile etwas bestätigt, auch wenn es im Grunde genommen zu beiden Songs nichts Schlechtes zu sagen gibt. Rock-Zabern demonstriert erstklassiges Picking und rockt richtig los. Rockig auch Too Hot To Handle. Ocean Breeze Motel ist ein romantisches Stück, eher jazzig und wird seinem Titel gerecht, man kann die Meeresbrise beinahe spüren. (


01 - Desire 04:25

02 - Drowning In My Soul 05:47

03 - Love Ain't Given Up Me 03:09

04 - Blue Clouds 04:50

05 - 500 Miles 03:12

06 - Stranger 05:21

07 - Golden Voice Blues 06:04

08 - Heading Towards Las Vegas 04:04

09 - Rock Zabern 04:58

10 - When The Train Comes 05:44

11 - Ocean Breeze Motel 04:25

12 - Too Hot To Handle 04:15

Gregor Hilden - Richie Arndt - Timo Gross here:




Friday, September 21, 2012

Fried Bourbon 2007 Boogie Blend Blues

Genre: Blues
Rate: 193 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:57:22
Size: 72,71 MB


Fried Bourbon is part of the next generation Blues bands in Belgium, looking for ways to keep the form exciting, vital and evolving. Inspired by the Blues 'n' Boogie music from the '50s, Fried Bourbon manages to mix old and modern sounds, colors and rhythms with a recognizable and unique sound. Their music can be described as a mixture of swinging, danceable Jump Blues and harmonica-oriented Chicago Blues. For this album, Fried Bourbon has been working together with Blues legend Gene Taylor (piano) who flew over from the USA to participate in this project.


01 - Go Ahead 03:46

02 - Stuck In The Mud 05:32

03 - Blue Picasso Night 03:45

04 - Burnerby Square 04:02

05 - Turkey In The Corn 04:33

06 - Morning Train 04:44

07 - Fry Day 04:37

08 - Poontang 03:58

09 - Same Old World 03:17

10 - Lushhead 04:39

11 - Shoeshine Boy 02:57

12 - Babylon 04:02

13 - Seven Months 03:35

14 - Streamline Baby 03:55

Fried Bourbon here:



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pimp The Cat 2007 Pimp The Cat

Genre: Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:09:34
Size: 95,39 MB

United States

Pimp The Cat is a culmination of some of the biggest musical influences in the jam band world including The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Dave Mathews Band, Government Mule and Moe wrapped up in high energy, all original compositions. (


01 - Peach Brandy 00:40

02 - Buster Gravey 07:41

03 - Pimp The Cat 06:15

04 - Bill Hilly 08:56

05 - Down With The Mound 05:11

06 - Capital Bad 11:07

07 - The Chase 02:22

08 - Fugglit 08:08

09 - Marco Polo 06:45

10 - Itzit 10:20

11 - Gladley 02:09

Pimp The Cat here:




Omar & The Howlers 2004 Boogie Man

Genre: Blues
Rate: 272 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:54:43
Size: 104,55 MB

United States

review by Hal Horowitz

With his gravelly vocals that fall between Wolfman Jack and Howlin' Wolf, along with an ever-changing band of Howlers, Kent "Omar" Dykes charges through more rootsy boogie, blues, and rock & roll. For his first album of original material in four years, Dykes invited professional songwriters Darden Smith, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Stephen Bruton, and Alejandro Escovedo to co-write these 11 tunes. That not only elevates the quality of the tracks -- especially lyrically -- but also adds dashes of country and folk-rock to the mix. It diversifies but does not diminish Omar's gritty sound, and makes this one of his most accomplished and exciting recordings. Guest Howlers like guitarists Chris Duarte, Jon Dee Graham, and Malcolm "Papa Mali" Welbourne, along with Stevie Ray Vaughan's old Double Trouble rhythm section, and Zappa/Jeff Beck drummer Terry Bozzio all contribute to the bone-shaking proceedings.

Dykes is fiery throughout, especially on the thumping Bo Diddley-inspired "Shakin'," and the Canned Heat/John Lee Hooker punch of the title cut. Even road songs "That's Just My Life" and "Mississippi Mud" resonate, despite their clichéd subject matter. Omar includes social commentary on "White Crosses" -- one of two Darden Smith co-writes he croons instead of howls with his usual bluster. The relatively subtle shuffle of "Drowning in Love" and the slow blues of the six-minute closing "All the Love We Can Stand" also alter the mood, giving the album some much-needed relief from the energized swamp stomp that dominates its attack. Boogie Man provides a perfect entry point for those new to the Omar experience, and a rollicking addition to those already entranced by his mighty mojo.


01 - Boogie Man 05:03

02 - Bamboozled 04:28

03 - Stone Cold Blues 05:27

04 - White Crosses 04:54

05 - Drowning In Love 03:47

06 - Shakin' 05:54

07 - Right There In The Rain 04:11

08 - Bad In A Good Way 05:21

09 - That's Just My Life 04:36

10 - Mississippi Mud 04:36

11 - All The Love We Can Stand 06:26

Omar & The Howlers here:



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Breeze Kings 2003 You Got To Bring Some To Get Some

Genre: Blues
Rate: 156 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:48:42
Size: 57,30 MB

United States

Album Notes

Following the success of their 1999 CD "Tying One On ... For The People", the Breeze Kings have, at long last, given real blues fans another taste of the good stuff: "You Got To Bring Some To Get Some"

Where their first CD showed us where the band was coming from, this new release shows us where the Breeze Kings are going. 9 original tunes highlight the CD and showcase the band's songwriting skills. These guys write as good as they play. But the best thing about the Breeze Kings is the sound. Each track reveals another layer of the band's talent, taste, and teamwork. The focus is on the song, the lyric, the tone, and the groove and not any individual instrument. The result is a blues CD that you can listen to over and over again.

Are you tired and/or disgusted with the "fluff" and "circus" music that is being sold as blues these days? Mediocre musicians with too many gimmicks playing lots of songs that sound the same. If that bothers you, then this band is the saving grace you've been searching for.

The Breeze Kings are making waves in Atlanta and all over the eastern USA because they have something special. Call it dedication, charisma, passion, on-stage chemistry ... whatever it is, this classic blues combo is one of Atlanta's most popular and sought after bands.
The Breeze Kings formed in October 1997. Today they are performing over 200 shows per year all over the east coast and have made several tours of Europe. Spotlighting complex guitar parts, explosive harmonica, and rock steady rhythms, their exciting and authentic blend of Chicago blues, Delta blues, and other regional styles has caught the attention of blues fans everywhere. Their energy has won over many new blues fans while their unwavering dedication to the time honored blues traditions has earned them the respect of many blues purists. This is a blues band - no question.

It's no wonder the Breeze Kings have won Creative Loafing's Best Blues Band in Atlanta award six times (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006).


01 - Hey Bartender 04:13

02 - Don't Put No Headstone On My Grave 04:37

03 - Up The Country 03:52

04 - Hidden Charms 02:21

05 - I Love The Life I Live 03:14

06 - Tell Me Again Baby 04:04

07 - Sorry That You Put Me Down 04:40

08 - Casanova Man 04:37

09 - Hello Little Bird 02:14

10 - Going To Decatur 03:22

11 - Mother In Law Blues 02:31

12 - How's It Feel To Be Rich 02:43

13 - Cut You Down 02:36

14 - Pink Panther 03:38

The Breeze Kings here:




Kontrabant 2004 Prešvercano - Smuggled

Genre: Gypsy
Rate: 277 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:49:48
Size: 92,42 MB


Po desetih letih tihotapljenja razlicnih godb je nastala energicna muzika zelo uigranega in še nikoli do sedaj tako dobrega Kontrabanta. Petnajst zelo razlicnih pesmi nas popeljejo po zakladnici slovenskih ljudskih in v vode židovskega klezmerja. Iz popotovanja po Bolgariji je prešvercana Bolgarska. Ne manjkajo kontrabantarski originalni dokazi, kako rock n'roll in reagea izvirata iz Prekmurja in da imajo keltske viže svoj domicil na Gorenjskem. Kontrabant se na akusticnih inštrumentih spopade z elektronsko glasbo. Poleg novega violinista je s Kontrabantom na zgošcenki Prešvercano tihotapil tudi ljudski godec iz Kamniških planin Janez Vrenjak-Stegn. Zapel je en star šlager in prav ljubko zaneseno dolenjsko ljudsko pesem. Album odlikujejo raznovrstnost, dinamicnost in tista prava godcevska neposrednost in prisrcnost. Na nastopih v živo, na katerih Kontrabant s svojim prepoznavnim muziciranjem vedno znova dokazuje, da je eden najboljših etno bendov v Sloveniji, se pokažejo še dodatne kvalitete benda, katere se žal ne da ujeti na zgošcenko. Njihova glasba gravitira k etnu, vibrirajo pa v vseh zvrsteh, ki se jim ponujajo za tihotapljenje. Kontrabant je prava trans-slovenska glasbena tolpa. Kontrabantarji izvirajo iz skoraj vseh koncev Slovenije, zato v glasbeni kolaž lepijo panonsko in mediteransko godbo, podalpske poskocnice, klasicne in balkanske zvoke obogatene z romskim jezikom, madžaršcino in slovenskimi narecji.

Glasba Kontrabanta opeva ljudi, obicaje, domoljublje, vse, kar krasi našo deželo.

Težko bi našli še kakšno zasedbo, ki je tako pester glasbeni zemljevid Slovenije.

In Kontrabantarji še vedno po nastopih ožemajo svoje srajce! (


01 - Tou Dzouzi 03:59

02 - Marko skace 03:18

03 - Kva Bomo Pil Ga 03:52

04 - Kolomeyke 01:53

05 - Shprayz Ikh Mir 03:00

06 - Tkalecka 02:56

07 - Sin Panonske Sem Ravnine 04:27

08 - Bolgarska 03:13

09 - Spüsti Me Doj 03:24

10 - Pesem Martina Kjebra 01:54

11 - Stari Ples 03:46

12 - Cuando Sali De Cuba 03:01

13 - Brahmsov Cardas - Madžarski Ples St.5 04:26

14 - Fsi So Venci Vejli 01:50

15 - Ognjene Kocije 04:49

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