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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Buddaheads 1996 Play Hard

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 48000
Time: 00:48:57
Size: 112,03 MB

United States

We love the blues, but most of it's been done, over done. Once again, if you are a BuddaHeads fan, you will hear that we've stretched the limits of blues beyond recognition. We like it that way! Hope you do too!

P.S.: Please don't call us a blues band!

Happy Listenin'



01 - Crashin' In 03:53

02 - Ain't It Time 05:48

03 - One Domino 03:28

04 - Somewhere & Sunset 04:28

05 - Through My Eyes 04:47

06 - Storms That Follow You 05:06

07 - Just Like That 04:24

08 - Dance Maria 05:01

09 - Heaven In Between 03:13

10 - I Feel Safe 03:19

11 - Song No More 05:30

The Buddaheads here:


Michael Messer 2006 Second Mind

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:05
Size: 103,14 MB

United Kingdom

Review by Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

Once upon a time, a reviewer would've noted the influence of Chicago blues on the English music scene of the 1960s. Thirty or so years later, it is just as relevant to note the influence of the English blues revival on contemporary players like Michael Messer. His sensibilities, in fact, draw from early Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall, and on occasion, the Rolling Stones. This, however, isn't meant to imply that Second Mind is no more than a revival of the revival.

On "Blue Letters" he mixes a brooding guitar with a backtrack of scratching vinyl to carve out a sound reminiscent of Chuck Prophet's later work. It's fascinating, in fact, to find two different artists, one working in America, one in Britain, cross-mixing genres to create fresh sounds. These fresh effects would mean little, however, without good songs, and Second Mind is full of them. Messer had a hand in most of them and the stylistic range is impressive. The infectious, upbeat "Hummingbirds in My Soul" gives way to the atmospheric "Big Wind," which in turn prepares the way for the Stones' rocker "Love." The production is clean and clear, making sure to keep space between the various guitar parts and tastefully weaving in bits of keyboards and gospel singing. The arrangements, taking advantage of the stylistic range, offer a number of pleasant surprises. Flourishes of accordion adorn "Shine On," while harmonica provides a little something extra on "Tail Feather Blues."

All of these elements, along with Messer's fine vocals, make Second Mind a superior release and also a match for his 2001 release, King Guitar.


01 - Locomotive Skin 04:32

02 - Blue Letters 07:17

03 - Hummingbirds In My Soul 03:56

04 - Big Wind 04:56

05 - Love 04:30

06 - Jinx Alright 03:08

07 - Shine On 05:22

08 - In The Pocket 01:45

09 - Riverboat 04:57

10 - Tail Feather Blues 04:42

Michael Messer here:


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Mike Reilly Band 2006 Ol' Knuckleheads

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:41:57
Size: 57,54 MB

United States


01 - Bang, Bang, Bang 04:03

02 - Living On Love 05:07

03 - Come Back To Haunt You 03:02

04 - Party Till The Cows Come Home 03:40

05 - Queen Of Hearts 05:48

06 - I Forget To Forget You 03:19

07 - Nothing But The Blues 03:45

08 - 2:10 Train 04:18

09 - Bang, Bang, Bang 04:16

10 - Lamar's Tune 04:39

The Mike Reilly Band here:


Georgia Blues Dawgs 2005 Racing Back

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:05:23
Size: 149,70 MB

United States


01 - Knocking At Your Door 06:43

02 - Down On My Knees 06:22

03 - I Languish For You 06:40

04 - Slutovirgin 06:37

05 - Not Worth My Grave 07:07

06 - My Best Friend's Girl 07:47

07 - You Should Be Ashamed 06:25

08 - Love Affair Gone Bad 05:35

09 - Racing Back To Mississippi 06:36

10 - On A Cold Southern Night 05:31

Georgia Blues Dawgs here:


The Mason Rack Band 2006 'Show Me Yours'

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:05
Size: 103,15 MB


A “must-have” MRB album, guaranteed to take up residency in your CD player and not come out till the lazer dies. This album has some absolute Mason Rack classics. Produced in 2006, and mastered by the ledgendary Ken Sheppard, it rocks from start to finish. Awesome music from an awesome band, grab a copy and a CD player that goes up to 11, you are in for a great experience….


01 - Merry Go Round 03:54

02 - Seen Her B4 03:05

03 - Stop Joy 02:43

04 - Childhood 03:47

05 - Dads' Song 03:32

06 - Tom Tom Turnaround 03:13

07 - Do A Little [Voodooloop] 06:30

08 - Sick 05:05

09 - Tortured Soul 02:44

10 - Simple Ben 03:46

11 - Dads' Song (Reprise) 06:46

The Mason Rack Band here:



Monday, April 28, 2014

James Montgomery Band 1974 High Roller

Genre: Blues
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:37:27
Size: 34,22 MB

United States

Review by Joe Viglione

James Montgomery's 1974 release on Capricorn/Warner Brothers has the harp playing vocalist in fine form. With Otis Spann guitarist Peter Malick, the six-piece ensemble crafted a serious album of blues-pop with production by Tom Dowd and the man who would hit with the Bee Gees shortly after this, Albhy Galuten. Side two is more accessible. "Sing You a Love Song" is written and sung by drummer Chuck Purro, and that's the interesting thing about the James Montgomery Blues Band: Four different musicians share the lead vocals, and only one of them is the star.

Guitarist Peter Bell shares the lead with Montgomery on the Otis Redding tune that ends the album, "Ten Page Letter." This title, along with five others, was recorded in June of 1974 at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York, with Tom Dowd assisting engineer Gene Paul; "I Can't Stop (No, No, No)," "Schoolin' Them Dice," "Sing You a Love Song," and "Try It" were recorded in July at Capricorn Recording Studios, Macon, Georgia. Another interesting thing is that the bluesier tunes were placed on side one and the poppier songs made it to the second, but both studios' sessions are pretty evenly represented on each side of the disc. Keyboardist David Case sounds up on "Any Number Can Play," and Montgomery does a terrific job with Allen Toussaint's "Brickyard Blues."

During this interesting period of Boston rock & roll, James Montgomery's band escaped the "Bosstown Sound" tag by sticking to its roots. Too bluesy to be mistaken for the J. Geils Band, Montgomery is a well-loved personality in New England, and this record is a respectable outing by a very talented bunch.


01 - Shot Down Love 02:59

02 - Hobo 04:19

03 - Love Is A Thing 03:06

04 - Schoolin' Them Dice 04:06

05 - I Can't Stop (No No No) 04:02

06 - Any Number Can Play 04:17

07 - Try It 03:56

08 - Brickyard Blues 03:23

09 - Sing You A Love Song 04:03

10 - Ten Page Letter 03:16

James Montgomery Band here:


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Anders Osborne 1995 Which Way To Here

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:51:12
Size: 117,19 MB

Sweden United States

Review by Larry Belanger

It is a rare event when an artist can deliver an example of what many would consider great American folk music; Anders Osborne does this with the ease of a true master. This is an album that serves well as an entertainment package, as well as a learning tool for those in search of roots based music.

Solid roots blues music is featured in the opening number, "Pleasin' You." The intro features some great fretwork along with Anders Osborne's soulful vocals. When the rest of the band gets into the action, there are some colorful nuances from the organ and electric lead guitar lifting the blend to another plateau. The mix for "Favorite Son" is a rock beat structured with a melody that could have easily come from the Jackson Browne camp. "Limestone Bay" has a strong Bayou country feel. Anders Osborne's vocal style also complements the melody, adding expressive color. "Don't Leave Me" features a beautiful acoustic presentation by Anders Osborne in a folk-rock style that rings out with genuine American heart and soul.

Performances of this magnitude, unfortunately, are quickly becoming a thing of the past. In the same circle as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie and other great American folk singers, Anders Osborne fits the bill with ease. It is the perfectly crafed melodies, which are timeless pieces of art, that make this album truly appealing.


01 - Pleasin' You 04:57

02 - Favorite Son 04:38

03 - Burning On The Inside 04:15

04 - Limestone Bay 05:04

05 - What's Going On Here (Big Lies) 05:59

06 - Blame It On A Few 05:34

07 - Don't Leave Me 04:21

08 - Brother, Brother 05:34

09 - Nothin On 06:45

10 - A Place Called Home 04:05

Anders Osborne here:



Robi Zonca 2003 Do You Know

Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:49:41
Size: 68,18 MB


No traditional blues here. My kind of blues,70's influenced, Rock-blues. you got to listen. My real goal is to play the music I feel. (Robi Zonca)


01 - Night Time 03:44

02 - Never Lie 05:25

03 - My Baby, She's Gone 05:10

04 - Spinning Wheel 04:14

05 - Really Want To Know 04:58

06 - TV Liar 05:45

07 - 20 Bars Blues 04:48

08 - My Room 05:38

09 - Do You Know 05:01

10 - Podemos Solucionarlo 04:58

Robi Zonca here:



Saturday, April 26, 2014

Marc Benno 2003 Hit The Bottom

Genre: Blues
Rate: 193 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:41:51
Size: 56,10 MB

United States

This CD has Rusty Burns of Point Blank playing guitar with Benno. He and Benno Turn Blues into Rock Texas Style. A ZZ Top Flavored CD. (cdbaby)


01 - Rock 'n' Roll Angel 04:23

02 - No Problem Child 04:29

03 - Instant Love 03:53

04 - Like A Yo-Yo 04:03

05 - Shape Iz In 03:55

06 - Fishin' 03:27

07 - Good Love Good Song 03:52

08 - Laverne 03:40

09 - Take It Back To Texas 05:31

10 - Hit The Bottom 04:38

Marc Benno here:



Friday, April 25, 2014

Robert Stanley 2007 Roadman's Hammer

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:53:51
Size: 123,16 MB

United States

A progressive mixture of Rock, Blues, Folk, and Psychedelic music—gritty and dark as coal smoke, yet beautiful and soothing as a far-away train whistle. (cdbaby)


01 - Baby's Like A Train 04:53

02 - Who That Girl 03:33

03 - Rollin' Home 05:41

04 - Changes 04:03

05 - She Know How To Love Me 04:26

06 - I Heard 05:33

07 - On And On 05:42

08 - I Could Say I Love You 03:41

09 - Children Of My Love 01:10

10 - Sweet Peace, Sweet Love 04:16

11 - The Mountain And The Valley 04:30

12 - So Many Roads 06:23

Robert Stanley here:



The Buddaheads 1995 Crawlin' Moon

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:50:09
Size: 114,70 MB


01 - Can't Keep A Hold On You 03:11

02 - Company Graveyard 03:32

03 - State Of Grace 03:46

04 - Sisters Have Mercy 04:49

05 - Flood Of '93 05:22

06 - Too Little, Too Late 03:49

07 - Call Box 99 03:46

08 - Crawlin' Moon 04:45

09 - The More I Love Her 04:08

10 - Foolish Man 05:09

11 - Howlin' At The Moon 03:35

12 - Step By Step 04:17

The Buddaheads here:


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Damon Fowler Group 2001 Roots And Branches

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:59:57
Size: 137,09 MB

United States

Damon Fowler is one of the bright young blues musicians playing in the southeast at this time. Damon filled in for an ailing Johnny Lang as an opening act for Jeff Beck, and opened for Robin Trower, Greg Allman and other national acts and has always impressed the audience. If you get a chance to see his live show, I highly recommend that you check him out. He doesn't just play the blues, he feels it and it shows in most everything he does. He has the style and guitar chops to please the guitar freaks and the singing ability and personality to please the women in the audience.

This CD is his second and shows considerable growth from his first one. His previous CD was produced by Rick Derringer and was recorded when he was only 17. He is now just 22 and this CD shows a much wider range of styles and playing.

The CD contains eleven tracks plus one "secret" track at the end, all of which were written by Damon and Bobby Fowler. The styles range from slow blues, to tasteful jazz/blues similar in style to Robben Ford, to acoustic finger picked instrumentals which remind me of Leo Kottke. This is a diverse CD that ranges from screaming guitar leads to laid back acoustic instrumentals.

The CD opens with 'Your Gonna Do Me Wrong', which reminds me a lot of Robben Ford in style. It has that tasteful jazzy blues type of groove going for it. 'Didn't Seem To Miss Me' is a little funky blues tune. 'I Do What I Have To Do' is driven by a heavy sounding guitar lick which sort of stomps its way to the heavy guitar lead. The guitar switches from Fender strat to slide in the middle and then gets mellow before crashing into the heavy guitar again. 'Tall', the first instrumental on the CD is dives into blues/jazz territory. It's a very laid back tune with a pretty cool bass line that clocks in just over two and a half minutes. 'Jack' is one of my favorite songs and it could be a blues song or part of the new music heard on your average new rock station. It has soft verses and heavy chorus's and works real well in a live setting. 'Stirling' is another instrumental, which runs from jazzy blues to soulful blues to county double stops. This one is all over the place and keeps your interest. 'Red Headed Woman' is the shortest song on the CD at 2:21 and is a straight-ahead, just plain fun, rock-a-billy song that reminds me of something Brian Setzer could have done. Following the shortest song is the longest song, 'Pride', which clocks in at just over 12 minutes. This is a slow blues number that has soulful licks with tons of feeling to screaming guitar. This on always gets a big applause when played live. 'Sugar Lee' sounds like something from Robert Johnson with a vocal sound that's raw with a slide guitar backing. This is very stripped down, raw and basic blues. 'The Last One' is a short acoustic toe tapper and reminds me of Leo Kottke. Stick around for about 40 seconds after the last song and you get the 'secret song' on the CD. I'm not quite sure how to describe this one, except that it sounds totally different than anything else.

The range of styles and playing keep your interest. You certainly won't get bored with this CD. If you don't care for one song, wait till the next one. Everyone should find something they like of this CD. The production is excellent and the sound really represents Damon's live abilities. If you like a mix of Robben Ford, great guitar work, Leo Kottke, Brian Setzer and points in between, you should like this CD. (This review is copyright by Robert Murphy, and Blues On Stage)


Damon Fowler - Guitar & Vocals
Aaron Fowler - Drums
Reece Smith - Bass
Rob Stoney - Keyboards


01 - You're Gonna Do Me Wrong 04:55

02 - Didn't Seem To Miss Me 04:06

03 - I Do What I Have To Do 04:59

04 - Tall 02:32

05 - Jack 03:43

06 - River Cong 06:09

07 - Stirling 07:46

08 - Red-Headed Woman 02:22

09 - Pride 12:09

10 - Sugar Lee 04:31

11 - The Last One 06:45

Damon Fowler Group here:


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