Tuesday, February 21, 2017

B. B. King 1971 Live In Japan

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:16:44
Size: 175,57 MB

United States


Recorded at Tokyo's Sankei Hall during a 7:00 p.m. show on March 4 and a 2:00 a.m. "Midnight Jam" on March 7, B. B. and band are obviously revealing in the Japanese's rapturous response to their music. There is a raucous joyousness in this recording that is utterly contagious. The fact that the group is playing new material (for them) like Leon Russell's "Hummingbird" (from the "Indianola Mississippi Seeds" album and the only live B. B. recording of the tune) and is captured in a series of rare recorded jams ("Hikari 88" is the bullet train the band took from Nagoya to Tokyo) probably has something to do with the feeling of exuberance that permeates this disc. But when comparing this live show to the acknowledged classic "Cook County" one taped less than 6 months before with essentially the same band, it's quite clear that, not surprisingly, the Japanese experience added a decidedly different edge to this well-oiled blues machine, making this initial release outside of Japan of this live recording long-overdue and highly valuable, even compared to the numerous great live albums by The King Of The Blues already available.

Perhaps the best way to describe the special feeling on this set is that it reflects the joy of discovery - by the artist and band of an audience and by the audience of great music and a great musician. B. B. did eight shows for Japanese audiences during the tour and another nine at U. S. Army bases. The audiences' response was uniformly remarkable, with a hundred or so fans rushing onto the stage to dance during an afternoon show in Osaka, and B. B. generally being treated like visiting royalty.


01 - Every Day I Have The Blues 02:10

02 - How Blue Can You Get 05:18

03 - Eyesight To The Blind 04:04

04 - Niji Baby 06:28

05 - You're Still My Woman 05:57

06 - Chains And Things 05:42

07 - Sweet Sixteen 06:01

08 - Hummingbird 04:09

09 - Darlin' You Know I Love You 04:26

10 - Japanese Boogie 09:18

11 - Jamming At Sankei Hall 09:36

12 - The Thrill Is Gone 05:37

13 - Hikari #88 07:58

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Foreday Riders Blues Band 1969 Foreday Riders Blues Band

Genre: Blues
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 48000
Time: 00:51:28
Size: 47,16 MB



01 - When I Die 03:23

02 - Dreaming Rent 04:10

03 - Wind Blues 03:27

04 - Cocaine Blues 04:48

05 - Survival Blues 02:17

06 - Can't Trust Nobody 02:11

07 - I've Got To Get To My Baby 04:39

08 - Here And Now 07:39

09 - Tomorrow 07:37

10 - Thunderstorm 11:17

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Bowling Green John Cephas & Harmonica Phil Wiggins 1986 Dog Days Of August

Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:41:16
Size: 75,55 MB

United States

This release by the acclaimed Piedmont blues duo of "Bowling Green" John Cephas and "Harmonica" Phil Wiggins really put them on the map. Recorded entirely in the living room of Cephas's self-built house in rural Virginia, the selections on this album were all laid down in a single night, with no overdubs whatsoever.

From the haunting dirge of Skip James' "Hard Time Killing Floor" to the rousing sing-a-long spirit of "Roberta," this release has graced my stereo well over a hundred times, and I never tire of it. "John Henry" is a favorite, the classic traditional given almost best-ever treatment, and "Stagger Lee" comes in close behind. Other recommended cuts are the title cut, "Reno Factory," and "Cherryball" -- also penned by James.

Cephas, with his honey-cured baritone, has a singularly beautiful voice -- rich and expressive with lots of soul, and his guitar picking -- the distinctive thumb-and-forefinger picking of the Piedmont tradition, is heralded around the world. (Taylor guitars put him on the cover of their catalog in 1997.)

Wiggins is an incredibly fleet and dexterous harmonica player, providing near perfect counterpoint to Cephas's playing and singing, and will leave many fellow harmonica players gasping at his weaves and runs. (a customer)


01 - Reno Factory 04:20

02 - Cherryball 05:27

03 - Dog Days Of August 05:13

04 - Staggerlee 06:19

05 - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues 05:17

06 - John Henry 05:40

07 - I Saw The Light 04:11

08 - Roberta 04:49

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Grinderswitch 1977 Live At Atlantis In Atlanta Georgia (LL)

Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 300 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:54:12
Size: 112,74 MB

United States

Record company promo cassette.


01 - Redwing 05:31

02 - You And Me 03:05

03 - Watermelon Time In Georgia 02:53

04 - That Special Woman 02:48

05 - Kiss The Blues Goodbye 11:36

06 - You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone 13:59

07 - Taste Of Love 14:20

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Dieter Kropp & The Fabulous Barbecue Boys 2005 Herzensbrecher (LL)

Genre: Blues
Rate: 261 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:42:50
Size: 80,08 MB


Dieter Kropp ist witzig, virtuos, authentisch. Der Blues Harp - Spieler, Sänger und Entertainer aus dem Westfälischen legt mit seinem deutschsprachigen Album "Herzensbrecher" ein großartiges Werk jenseits enger stilistischer Schubladen vor: Die selbstironischen Texte der CD kombiniert Kropp mit Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Country & Rockabilly vom Feinsten. (http://www.dieterkropp.com/)


01 - Elvis-Autogramm 02:18

02 - Herzensbrecher 02:35

03 - Bouletten, Bier Und Blues 03:08

04 - Anspruchsvoll 04:13

05 - Straßenköter 03:06

06 - Sittich 03:29

07 - Enge Buxen 02:22

08 - Härte Zehn 02:29

09 - Mister Blues 02:51

10 - Mein Kleines Girl 02:43

11 - Du Raubst Mir All Meine Sinne 02:52

12 - Gut,Dass Wir Darüber Gesprochen Haben 03:30

13 - Hömma Hol Polizei 03:01

14 - Springinsfeld 04:13

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Marc Benno 1994 Snake Charmer

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:41:27
Size: 94,80 MB

United States

This is a 1994 album Marc Benno recorded in Nashville, mixed in his stompin' ground Austin, and then was apparently released only in Europe. It's the same kind of boogie, blues, R & B that's he's always done. If you ever liked one of his albums, you'd like this one. (Rachael Bellomy)


01 - Shape I'm In 03:56

02 - Rock & Roll Angel 03:48

03 - Love Junkie 05:28

04 - Every Night Is Saturday Night 03:24

05 - Snake Charmer 03:40

06 - Laverne 03:41

07 - Jimmy Reed's Mama 02:41

08 - Barbecutie 03:26

09 - Shuffle Girl 03:12

10 - Sugar Blues 04:07

11 - Fishin 04:04

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Armand & Bluesology 1998 Everything I Need

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:06:46
Size: 152,71 MB

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If you consider yourself a Blues aficionado, then take a deep breath, put this CD in your player, sit back, and get ready to be electricfied, or should I say bluesified. Armand Lenchek's music, his style, his emotion, and his "attitude" will penetrate your soul. While typically, a CD does not give the listener the same "umph" a live concert provides, Armand's "Everything I Need" will certainly have you enjoying every note and word late into the evening. Of course, live in concert, Armand Lenchek will have you focused, listening intently, and tapping your foot. Armamd Lenchek covers a wide variety of blues with some jazzy tones that just makes you feel good. Do not miss out on this CD. It's a keeper! (Henry)


01 - Everything I Need 04:27

02 - Love Songs Are Lies 04:44

03 - Mike's Mood 05:50

04 - Cold Cold World 07:59

05 - I'll Play The Blues For You 06:39

06 - Armand's Attitude 04:58

07 - After Midnight 08:01

08 - Pickin' Cotton 05:44

09 - What's Goin' On 04:37

10 - Something's Fishy 05:06

11 - Dance Hobo Dance 05:37

12 - Makin' Love 03:04

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Robert Vaughn & The Dead River Angels 1994 Robert Vaughn & The Dead River Angels

Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:50:28
Size: 115,41 MB

United States

Robert Vaughn and the Dead River Angels is not likely to strike a chord of familiarity, which is really too bad, because what's good here is killer good. Mr. Vaughn and his ace band, when at their best as on tracks such as River Queen, River Of Love, or Ride Angel Ride are a tour de force, crackling with energy and spirit. Some of the ballads, such as 4th Of July or Upon This Lonesome Sea, also hit their mark, stirring up powerful emotions.

Mr. Vaughn, clearly the principal personality here, invests quite a bit into these feisty songs, but one reason most folks will never have heard this CD is that the music here cannot be slotted into those neat, artificial categories required to get any airplay. When revved up, the band sounds like an amalgam of the Eagles (predating Hotel California, back when their best ever musician Bernie Leadon was still in the fold), the Outlaws, Steve Forbert, and a dose of Springsteen's power chords. (loce_the_wizard)


01 - River Queen 04:50

02 - 4th Of July 05:16

03 - Upon This Lonesome Sea 04:35

04 - You Could Be Mine 06:22

05 - River Of Love 04:31

06 - Heartbreak & Ecstasy 02:36

07 - Ride Angel Ride 03:38

08 - Heart To Stone 05:18

09 - Blue Country 04:56

10 - Poor Man's Revolution 02:48

11 - Have You Ever Seen The Rain 05:38

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Big Mama & The Crazy Blues Band 2012 Blues All Over

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:52:04
Size: 119,08 MB


Blues all over by Big Mama & The Crazy Blues Band is an album that showcases this artist’s inventive talent as well as the skills of the three excellent musicians that accompany her: Víctor Puertas, Isaac Coll and Oliver Rocque. On the record, which mixes blues with swing, Big Mama plays guitar as well as singing, and her rhythm and vocal prowess are a pleasure to hear on each and every track. Live, singer and band seek the very essence of the blues, Big Mama’s voice blending with the group’s music to bring out the blues spirit in powerful concerts. Blues all over is blues to listen to and enjoy, with no holds barred. (http://www.llull.cat/)


01 - Let's Start Again 04:34

02 - Blues All Over 04:41

03 - Sweet Georgia Brown 05:04

04 - Crosscut Saw 03:34

05 - You Don't Miss Your Water 04:27

06 - I Got A Feeling 03:54

07 - Don't Dizz Me Babe 05:11

08 - Come On, Take A Little Walk With Me 03:50

09 - I'll Fly Away 03:29

10 - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone 04:37

11 - Reconsider Baby 04:22

12 - Don't Bug Me, Hug Me 04:21

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ten Years After 1971 A Space In Time (LL)

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 261 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:37:41
Size: 70,16 MB

United Kingdom

What sets this release apart from earlier TYA albums is the liberal use of tasty acoustic guitar and plenty of sound effects and studio tricks that complement the overall texture. From tuning a radio dial to open a 12-bar boogie blaster (Baby, Won't You Let Me Rock and Roll You) to backward tape solos (Let The Sky Fall) to 50's Sci-Fi (Here They Come), Alvin Lee and Company were in top form on this 1971 "Time Capsule". Lee also shows that he was no slouch on harmonica as he belts out the blues harp (One Of These Days) along with the nice licks from his trusty hot-rodded Gibson ES-335's. Lee's lyrics ran the full gamut on this collection, from country honk (Once There Was A Time) to otherworldly beings "who fly out of the sun", and "know everything we must learn" (Here They Come). He sings painfully about the pitfalls of drug addiction, but optimistically about recovery (Hard Monkeys, I've Been There Too) and tells us that he notices the World's ills but doesn't know what to do, so he "leaves it up to you" (I'd Love to Change the World).

Leo Lyons (Bass), Chick Churchill (Keyboards) and Ric Lee (Drums) are excellent as usual. This is the one that occupied a particular "Space in Time" for its era, and gets my vote as the best overall TYA album due to the diversity of the material and subject matter. There's just about something for everyone. (Douglas J. Hultsman)


01 - One Of These Days 05:58

02 - Here They Come 04:35

03 - I'd Love To Change The World 03:45

04 - Over The Hill 02:29

05 - Baby Won't You Let Me Rock 'n' Roll You 02:15

06 - Once There Was A Time 03:23

07 - Let The Sky Fall 04:21

08 - Hard Monkeys 03:11

09 - I've Been There Too 05:46

10 - Uncle Jam 01:58

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