Saturday, April 21, 2018

Renee Geyer 1994 Difficult Woman





Genre: Soul
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:02
Size: 102,95 MB

Australia

Australia's premier diva of song drops a big one...

Renee Geyer started recording in 1973. She is still doing so now when the right project comes along. Difficult Woman is one of only two albums she recorded in the 1990s and is a favourite of this reviewer. One way to describe this singer to the uninitiated may be : a performer of the same ilk as Amy Winehouse, but one luckily with staying power. And so her style has become distilled over time to a rare and fine drop of musical elixer. To continue the metaphor, it is easy to become intoxicated by this woman's singing ! Sensual and soulful with a certain cadence that makes it instantly recognisable - always a good sign...And she NEVER over-sings with forced histrionics as in the current TV talent show style. Just a great range and power held in check for real impact. But it is the songs on this one that really float my boat. She does definitive versions of two of Paul Kelly's best. The first is Careless, uptempo dancefloor pop with the best melody and lyrics :

"How many cabs in New York city, how many angels on the head of a pin
How many notes in a saxophone, how many tears in a bottle of gin
How many times did you knock at my door but you couldn't get in ?
I know I've been careless, I lost my tenderness..."

She makes amends for such past carelessness with a tender and beautiful, stripped back piano-led version of God Only Knows which I'm sure Brian Wilson would love. Foggy Highway is another Kelly cover, a fantastic swamp blues number with echoing silvertone guitar and that most atmospheric of odes to solitude - a whistling solo ! He Was Too Good To Me, the Rodgers and Hart standard, is fab. What about Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall, a latin jazz samba that boasts some great dueting from Renee's slinky song partner. Just the Thought of You is a slow burner that is so bluesy it would make Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith blush !

Something of a cult item among fans, I'm told, this album covers quite a few stylistic bases with charm and individuality. The woman is a national treasure of the highest order. Like all true divas, Renee Geyer is a Difficult Woman and she can tug at your heartstrings with the best of them....

"I'm on a foggy highway, I'm on a lonely road
I cant see the way ahead, don't know just why I'm out here
I don't know just how I've strayed, I'm not long for this world
I'm on a foggy highway...."
(willowpig)

Tracklist:

01 - Close 04:16

02 - Careless 03:48

03 - Difficult Woman 04:31

04 - God Only Knows 02:05

05 - Foggy Highway 03:30

06 - Summer, Winter, Spring And Fall 05:35

07 - Just The Thought Of You 04:57

08 - Sweet Guy 04:36

09 - Real 05:22

10 - He Was Too Good To Me 03:11

11 - Trouble 03:11





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Leon Russell & Friends 1971 The Legendary NET Special (PBS) Los Angeles (LL)



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 249 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:46:04
Size: 80,82 MB

United States



Tracklist:

01 - Will the Circle Be Unbroken 02:31

02 - Caravan 02:59

03 - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry 05:19

04 - Delta Lady 04:00

05 - A Song For You 04:16

06 - Furry's Blues 02:30

07 - Amos Burke 02:51

08 - Honky Tonk Woman 03:26

09 - Sweet Emily 03:23

10 - Prince Of Peace 03:32

11 - Girl Of The North Country 02:41

12 - Big Boss Man 03:11

13 - Georgia Queen 03:04

14 - So Strange 02:21





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Friday, April 20, 2018

Mönsterås Bluesband 1983 Solsken (LL)



Genre: Blues
Rate: 291 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:42:14
Size: 86,59 MB

Sweden

Som titeln antyder är skivan något ljusare än föregångaren som aldrig kom ut, kanske är titeln rent av en provokation om man anser att blues ska vara mörk. Här finns sånger om lycklig kärlek och låtar som med klurig humor tar upp spänningen mellan landsbygd och storstad. Överhuvudtaget finns det ett lättsammare sound i många låtar. Men här återfinns också allvarligare sånger om rasism och tidens passivitet. Två av de bästa och tyngsta låtarna från den outgivna Åren bara går finns också med här och ger skivan balans. (Samma sättning som ovan, men Hans Durdel på bas) (http://monsterasbloggen.blogspot.com/)

Tracklist:

01 - Solsken 04:31

02 - Bonnjävlar 02:28

03 - Vems Barn 05:32

04 - Novembernatten 04:24

05 - Easy Baby 05:35

06 - Gettin'cold 03:49

07 - Du Snackade 03:28

08 - Åren Bara Går 05:56

09 - Passiv Sång 02:45

10 - Tider Som Är 03:46





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Brad Absher Band 2005 Gulf Coast Soul



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 48000
Time: 00:34:22
Size: 78,68 MB

United States

Brad gives that soulful performance with the smoothness of a great artist. This CD is so easy on the ears. If you can keep your foot from tapping to these easy rhythms you must not love music. 'Do Ya' is my personal favorite but all are exceptionally well performed. The remake of 'Slip Away' is the best I've ever heard, rivaling the original. I have had the pleasure of watching Brad in person for over two years and this is some of his best work. (Steve Fleming)

Tracklist:

01 - Gonna Last 03:52

02 - Kissin' My Love 03:13

03 - Can I Change My Mind 04:06

04 - Slip Away 04:18

05 - Damn Your Eyes 04:01

06 - Do Ya 03:51

07 - Still Gotta A Thing 03:55

08 - C'mon Sheila 03:47

09 - 66 Brings Me To You 03:19





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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mojo Buford 1996 Still Blowin' Strong





Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:05:15
Size: 149,28 MB

United States

I have all his CDs and this one is my favorite! Until I saw two videos of MoJo on a concert DVD called "Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones at the Checkerboard Lounge 1981" and "Muddy Waters at the Chicago Blues Fest 1981", I didn't even know who MoJo was. I think he is the best Blues Harp player EVER. He puts his heart and soul into his playing and makes that harp "talk". (Nancy Freeman)

Tracklist:

01 - Devil's Love 04:33

02 - Married Woman Blues 03:09

03 - Lonesome Highway 04:52

04 - Harp Blast 03:01

05 - Don't Say I Don't Love You 04:32

06 - Walkin' Down Beale Street 05:33

07 - Apple On A Tree 05:40

08 - Overplayed And Underpaid 04:13

09 - I Found Me A Bird Nest 06:33

10 - That Ain't The Way You Do It 03:51

11 - In My Younger Days 06:36

12 - Hand Me That Piano 02:37

13 - You Know I Love You 04:23

14 - Lena 05:42





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The Electric Flag 1974 The Band Kept Playing (LL)





Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 273 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:42:29
Size: 79,04 MB

United States

Two guys who can really sing and a hot band - what more do you need? Chock full of blues and southern soul, this was a fine comeback/way to go out for the Electric Flag. (K. Crothers)

Tracklist:

01 - Sweet Soul Music 03:56

02 - Every Now And Then 03:45

03 - Sudden Change 03:56

04 - Earthquake Country 04:04

05 - Doctor Oh Doctor(Massive Infusion) 05:22

06 - Lonely Song 03:59

07 - Make Your Move 04:21

08 - Inside Information 03:41

09 - Talkin' Won't Get It 04:12

10 - The Band Kept Playing 05:13





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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Kelly Richey 2012 Finding My Way Back Home (LL)



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 257 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:51:05
Size: 94,07 MB

United States

Album Notes
While Kentucky native Kelly Richey is well known for her masterful virtuosity on the electric guitar, few have had the privilege of hearing her softer, more intimate side. Richey ‘s excellent new CD, aptly titled, “Finding My Way Home”, is a 12-track body of work that contains all original, solo acoustic material. Blending her roots in Blues, Folk, Rock and Americana, she sets down her Stratocaster, picks up her trusted 6-string acoustic, and draws the listener in with ultra-personal lyrics, spot-on guitar work, beautiful melodies and rich, authentic vocals that are both powerful and tender.

“Finding My way Back Home” is a very special CD that highlights Richey’s voice and musical expression in a departure that might surprise her typical fan base. At a quieter volume and slowed down just a tad from her usual rip-roaring “in-your-face” power-trio based blues work, Richey creates an intimate and vulnerable look inside that is entrancing and extremely compelling. Drawing upon the experience of taking a one-year hiatus from the grueling 850,000 miles and 20-years of touring her band, and being able to truly “find” herself during that much needed break, Richey writes with wisdom, reflection, hard-won enlightenment and massive self-evolution. Redefining herself here, Richey has found her voice, and has found her way home from what has been a very long road rife with personal struggle and new-found perspective.

Tracklist:

01 - Dig A Little Deeper 04:28

02 - Finding My Way Back Home 05:27

03 - Is Anybody Listening 02:47

04 - One Chance To Love Me 05:07

05 - Cracked And Bent 03:22

06 - Thin Fine Line 04:24

07 - Holding Me Down 03:23

08 - Don't Bring Me Down 04:23

09 - Hammer Down 02:37

10 - Wandering 06:17

11 - I'm In Too Deep 03:06

12 - It Was A Good Time 05:44





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J. J. Cale 2001 Live (LL)





Genre: Blues
Rate: 245 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:54:10
Size: 106,45 MB

United States

Review by Travis Drageset

Cale's live performance style does nothing to quell his reputation for laid-back but pristine guitar playing and reserved "Mississippi John Hurt"-style delivery. A man who truly appreciates the value of restraint, Cale leaves plenty of room for his immaculate guitar lines, even to the point of irony on an ambling version of the previously insistent "Mama Don't." This collection, which was gleaned from an assortment of live shows dating from 1990-1996, finds Cale allowing his songs to unfold organically. Of particular note is the lilting "Magnolia." Less nostalgic than when it first appeared on 1971's Naturally, this version, recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1996, is crisper and more clipped, replacing the original's sense of longing with the resigned confidence that permeates this entire set.

Tracklist:

01 - After Midnight (Carnegie Hall, New York, NY 1996-03-29) 03:04

02 - Old Man (Carnegie Hall, New York, NY 1996-03-29) 02:50

03 - Call Me The Breeze (Carnegie Hall, New York, NY 1996-03-29) 05:34

04 - Sensitive Kind (Carnegie Hall, New York, NY 1996-03-29) 04:06

05 - Cocaine (Philharmonie, Munich, Germany 1994-09-24) 03:06

06 - Money Talks (Flynn Theater, Burlington, VT 1993-06-04) 04:32

07 - River Boat Song (The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA 1994-09-01) 03:08

08 - Living Here Too (Hammersmith Apollo, London, England 1994-10-06) 03:31

09 - Mama Don't (Hammersmith Apollo, London, England 1994-10-06) 04:31

10 - People Lie (The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA 1994-09-01) 03:01

11 - Humdinger (Sommerville Theater, Sommerville, MA 1993-06-05) 04:25

12 - Thirteen Days (Sommerville Theater, Sommerville, MA 1993-06-05) 03:29

13 - Magnolia (Carnegie Hall, New York, NY 1996-03-29) 03:02

14 - Ride Me High (Park West, Chicago, IL 1990-04-20) 05:51





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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Renee Geyer 1983 Renee Live





Genre: Soul
Rate: 319 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:38:25
Size: 87,76 MB

Australia



Tracklist:

01 - Intro: Excerpt From 'Be Yourself' 01:09

02 - Look What You've Done 04:07

03 - Baby I've Been Missing You 04:02

04 - I Got News For You 04:56

05 - Say I Love You 05:09

06 - Goin' Back (With Glenn Shorrock) 03:55

07 - You Don't Know What You Mean To Me (With Venetta Fields) 03:06

08 - Since I Fell For You 07:05

09 - I Can Feel The Fire 04:56





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Atlanta Rhythm Section 2012 From The Vaults (LL)





Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 268 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 02:09:22
Size: 234,24 MB

United States

2012 two CD archive release from the Classic Rock band. Often described as a more radio-friendly version of Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allman Brothers, the Atlanta Rhythm Section was one of many Southern Rock bands to hit the upper reaches of the charts during the late '70s. Hailing from the small town of Doraville, Georgia, the beginning of the Atlanta Rhythm Section can be traced back to 1970. It was then that a local recording studio was opened, Studio One, and the remnants of two groups (the Candymen and the Classics Four), became the studio's house band. One of the facility's head figures, Buddy Buie, soon began assembling the session band. After playing on several artists' recordings, it was decided to take the band a step further and make the group of players a real band, leading to the formation of the Atlanta Rhythm Section. This collection contains 10 tracks previously unavailable on compact disc.

Tracklist:

CD1:

01 - The Candymen - Georgia Pines 02:35

02 - The Candymen - Stormy Monday 04:49

03 - Noah's Ark - Stormy 03:00

04 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Love Me Just A Little (Sometime) 06:05

05 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Will I Live On 02:50

06 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Stone Cold Hit (Unreleased Outtake) 04:42

07 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Long Distance Love (Unreleased Outtake) 04:20

08 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Voodoo 04:00

09 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Do It Or Die 03:41

10 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 04:22

11 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - What's Up Wid Dat 03:09

12 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Sleep With One Eye Open (Justo Vocal) 04:22

13 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Conversation (Hammond-Justo Vocal) 04:16

14 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Midnight Rider 04:41

15 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Bad Case Of Lovin' You 04:19


CD2:

01 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Back Up Against The Wall (Atlanta, GA 1978) 04:49

02 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Sky High (Pittsburgh, PA 1977) 05:20

03 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Champagne Jam (Tokyo, Japan 1978) 04:45

04 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - I'm Not Going To Let It Bother Me Tonight (Tokyo, Japan 1978) 05:05

05 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Large Time (Chandler, NC 1978) 02:57

06 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Angel (Pittsburgh, PA 1977) 07:07

07 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Jam (Atlanta, GA 1978) 09:40

08 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Spooky (Tokyo, Japan 1978) 04:58

09 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Boogie Smoogie (Cleveland, OH, 1978) 09:49

10 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Imaginary Lover (NYC, NY 1981) 03:43

11 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - So Into You (London, England 1978) 04:02

12 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Rocky Raccon (Atlanta, GA 1978) 02:21

13 - Atlanta Rhythm Section - Long Tall Sally (Atlanta, GA 1978) 03:35





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