Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mighty Mo Rodgers 2007 Redneck Blues (LL)







Genre: Blues
Rate: 228 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:45:59
Size: 82,42 MB

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At the turn of the new millennium emerged a blues mighty prophet who made up for the genre’s dwindling spirituality: Mo Rodgers. Thanks to a revolutionary album entitled Blues Is My Wailin' Wall, Mo recounted the whole history of the blues, from the slave trade of yesteryears to the current bluesploitation days. A second outing (Red, White and Blues) was soon in the works to cash in on this success, and it became an instant hit with the blues crowd.

So, here is now Redneck Blues, the third part of the Mighty Mo Rodgers Blues Anthology! Rather than a fatalistic, somber vision of the world, Mo provides us with an optimistic perception of what could easily be if we all accepted to see things as they are, instead of trying to blindfold ourselves in a sterile attitude of denial. Along with their poetic intuitiveness, this sense of hope is probably the blues’ most enduring legacy. A sense of hope and perspective that makes Maurice Rodgers one of today’s greatest living bards, no less. (http://www.bluesweb.com)

Tracklist:

01 - Welcome To The Doo Dah 00:46

02 - The Antebellum South Shuffle (Pt. 1) 02:28

03 - The Ashes Of Nicodemus 01:00

04 - The Antebellum South Shuffle (Pt. 2) 03:17

05 - John Brown Blues 02:12

06 - Hambone Blues 03:05

07 - Don't Die With A Lie (On Your Lip) 02:53

08 - No Second Line (This Time) 01:07

09 - There But For The Grace Of God 03:42

10 - Death Of The Middle Class 03:19

11 - Truth, Justice And The Blues 03:25

12 - Blues Ain't Devil Music 03:01

13 - ...Everything But The Burden 02:26

14 - Gangs, Guns And Testosterone 03:01

15 - They Bombed The Taj Mahal 03:26

16 - Have You Seen The American Dream 04:38

17 - Redneck Blues 02:13





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Ten Years After 2008 Evolution (LL)





Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 283 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:55:08
Size: 110,25 MB

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I absolutely love this recording. Joe Gooch is finding his way with the band and other members of the band are in fine form. The songs are great and setting aside those "if it ain't Alvin, it ain't TYA" thoughts, this is a fine, rocking album with lots of great songs. This album is a fine way to add to the already considerable legacy of the band. If you love rockin', if you love the power blues, if you love great guitar solos, this will surely not disappoint. (BlankFrank)

Tracklist:

01 - Think Its Gonna Rain 04:26

02 - She Keeps Walking 05:52

03 - Falling 06:28

04 - Needed A Rock 04:30

05 - Imagination 05:12

06 - Never Saw It Coming 06:07

07 - Slip Slide 04:34

08 - Tail Lights 04:33

09 - Angry Words 08:23

10 - That's Alright 05:03





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Friday, November 17, 2017

Mark Cameron 2008 Life Of Illusion (LL)



Genre: Rock
Rate: 261 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:49:56
Size: 99,21 MB

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Darwin would be proud. From the days of Citizens Patrol, Mark Cameron and his music have evolved.

He and his band have reached a place that will feel familiar to anyone whose musical tastes where formed in the 70's, but have never stood still. With one foot in Rock and the other in Blues, these guys stand tall.

Consistent themes throughout Life of Illusion are rich vocal layering, Cameron's Ginsu like guitar riffs, and Benedict's percussion mastery. Solid bass and blues harmonica pull it all together.

There's not a sleeper track on the album, but I’ve got my favourites. From Nervous World with its twitchy opening (more cowbell!) to spending 3:59 living the Boxcar Blues all over again. You won’t go wrong no matter where you drop the needle (or laser) on this one.

So, take off your Silly Hats and give these guys a bow. Check out Life of Illusion. Mark Cameron and the band have the DNA for success. (Bob)

Tracklist:

01 - Never Did 03:35

02 - Silly Hats 02:55

03 - Life Of Illusion 04:43

04 - Ambition 03:47

05 - Game Over 06:11

06 - Nervous World 04:08

07 - No Idea 04:18

08 - Since I Met You 05:56

09 - Boxcar Blues 04:04

10 - Sometimes 05:31

11 - Understand 04:38

12 - Rewind 00:10





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Dirk Hamilton 1991 Go Down Swingin'





Genre: Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:45:47
Size: 62,79 MB

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Dirk Hamilton was considered an "angry young man" when signed in the mid-70s to ABC and the four albums that followed went on to prove his profound worth as a songwriter. Unfortunately for Hamilton, his fans, and anyone who values great lyrics and songwriting, record companies are less interested in great work than they are in sales. Hamilton proved to be less interested in writing hit songs than in staying true to his muse and his poet's heart. Meet Me At the Crux, from 1978, is truly one of the great albums of the '70s. Rolling Stone would agree. Yet no reissue is planned. A CRIME! The three others, You Can Sing On Your Left or Bark On Your Right, Alias I, and The Thug of Love, are all incredibly crafted albums full of the imagery and power of a true poet with a potent energy and the leveling perception that scans and renders the most important moments in glistening, perfectly natural language.

When Elektra booted Hamilton in 1980, he retired from the business, and from songwriting itself, for a few years. Local coffee house gigs and a stint as cover-band musician brought Hamilton out of his self-imposed exile. He began writing and performing original songs again around 1985.

Meanwhile, he discovered a strong following in Italy... The Italian fans, passionate and loyal, cherished his albums and found his solo tours incredibly satisfying (he's embarked on 11 Italian tours since the late `80s). Go Down Swingin' was Dirk Hamilton's second album for Appaloosa Records, an Italian label that helped to resurrect this neglected artist's recording activity in the late 80s.

Go Down Swingin' was Dirk's first full-fledged studio effort in a decade. Offering up the riveting opener for which the album gets its name, as well as classics like "Borderline" and "Wild and Free," this collection runs the emotional gamut from frenetic and terrifying to soft and sweet. Hamilton can serve up phrases which are at once perfectly crafted and yet as natural as the spoken word. One subject that doesn't get ignored is how Hamilton has been ignored by the recording industry.

Go Down Swingin' is a superb introduction to one of the great songwriters of this century or the last. (a customer)

Tracklist:

01 - Go Down Swingin 03:15

02 - With Your Heart On Your Sleeve 04:50

03 - The Borderline 04:42

04 - Under The Bottom 03:20

05 - Cruel World 03:24

06 - Wild And Free 05:46

07 - They Think They Know So Much 04:05

08 - Who Said On With The Show 02:26

09 - He's Dumb About Girls 03:43

10 - Resurrection Day 03:34

11 - I Have Come Of Age 03:30

12 - Entitled Untitled 03:12





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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The John Stephan Band 2003 99 Degrees



Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:42:29
Size: 58,26 MB

United States

Original Blues w/funk and rock flavor. Strong songwriting style. Electric blues guitar, strong slide guitar. solid grooves. (cdbaby)

Tracklist:

01 - Ride Two Horses 03:13

02 - Restless 04:14

03 - Fat Tuesday Blues 04:02

04 - Spoonful 04:28

05 - Bobby's Rock 03:56

06 - Nothing Wrong With Love 03:29

07 - Red Light Green Light 02:32

08 - Big House 05:33

09 - Call My Job 03:47

10 - Peace In The Northwest 04:12

11 - Tom's Place 03:03





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Lisa Mann 2012 Satisfied (LL)





Genre: Blues
Rate: 268 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:51:53
Size: 97,22 MB

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Nine memorable original tunes and four soul-stirring cover songs make up this celebration of blues, blues-rock and R&B. Special appearances from legendary guitarist Lloyd Jones, internationally acclaimed harmonica player Joe Powers, and more. (https://www.lisamannmusic.com/music/)

Tracklist:

01 - See You Next Tuesday 03:03

02 - Gamblin' Virgin Mary 04:29

03 - Satisfied 02:39

04 - Surrender To The Blues 05:22

05 - Always Nobody 02:48

06 - Have I Told You I Love You Today 04:26

07 - Til The Wheels Come Off 03:44

08 - Catch When I Fall 05:34

09 - I Was Gonna 03:37

10 - Alone 03:03

11 - Don't Touch Me 04:13

12 - Kings Of Black Gold 04:48

13 - Doin' Alright 04:07





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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mark Ford 1990 Mark Ford With The Robben Ford Band (LL)





Genre: Blues
Rate: 272 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:46:48
Size: 89,77 MB

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This recording was not made to gain notoriety or further my career. Nor was it made to make money or be a success in the crazy world of music today. It was made, quite simple, as an expression of our love of music. For a musician there is nothing as pleasurable as playing and interacting with other musicians, letting the creative juices flow. And that is why we made this recording, because we love to play. There is nothing we would rather be doing, and we hope that others will enjoy the fruits of this interaction. So here it is, straight from our hearts to yours. (Mark Ford)

Tracklist:

01 - Mellow Down Easy 06:30

02 - Ain't Got Dough 04:33

03 - Heart Breakin Blues 04:41

04 - My Baby Didn't Come 03:11

05 - Up And Out 04:27

06 - On The Road Again 04:33

07 - Up From The Streets 05:12

08 - Fool For Love 05:25

09 - Live The Life I Love 03:19

10 - Hot Cha Cha 03:36

11 - Is It Makebelieve 01:21





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Larry McCray 2000 Believe It (LL)





Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 283 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:56:13
Size: 111,80 MB

United States

Review by Philip Van Vleck

Magnolia, AR, native Larry McCray is not always mentioned when the subject of hot blues guitarists arises. That sort of oversight borders on criminal neglect. Believe It is just the sort of showcase that will make McCray's chops stick in the minds of blues fans. He's the complete package: a stirring vocalist blessed with a formidable guitar technique who can also help himself out as a songwriter (co-writing with brother/drummer Steve). Cue up the track "Love Gone Bad" and sit back for a guitar/vocal tour de force.

McCray evokes a dirty guitar sound to die for and backs it up with a fierce vocal effort that would send any audience into a fit. The way in which McCray brings together the elements of this number is a specific clue as to the general excellence of Believe It. McCray folds blues, rock, and soul into a visceral, exciting sound that gives the lie to a lot of the blues pretenders out there nowadays. Anyone who takes a spin through this disc will, indeed, believe it by the time they're finished. This record burns with the sort of intensity and blues savvy that makes the genre something special, in the hands of the right artist.

Tracklist:

01 - That's How Strong 06:58

02 - You Don't Know 04:24

03 - Blues Is My Business 05:02

04 - Love Gone Bad 07:23

05 - Burglar 03:18

06 - Strong Companion 05:21

07 - Best In Town 05:17

08 - Believe It 05:15

09 - She's A Wolf 04:32

10 - Cash Money 04:23

11 - Best Friend 04:20





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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mariani 1970 Perpetuum Mobile (LL)







Genre: Rock
Rate: 250 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:52:05
Size: 93,95 MB

United States

Perpetuum Mobile was the only album by Mariani and it was originally just a demo album. There are some rumours that about 100 copies were made back then and that means this record is incredibly hard to find and extremely valuable nowadays.

Anyway this album is a true killer. It's a hard rocking album with psychedelic elements and some magnificent guitarwork by Eric Johnson. In case heavy psych is your thing there's no other option but to recommend this fantastic record to you.

Among the record collectors this album has a reputation as one of the holy grails of the US psych rock mostly because of it's rareness. On the musical point of view Mariani's lone album is a true forgotten classic. When it comes to heavy psych this is one of the best releases of the genre. (CooperBolan)

Tracklist:

01 - Searching For A New Dimension 05:41

02 - Interlude 00:32

03 - Re-Birth Day 05:53

04 - Interlude II 00:31

05 - Things Are Changing 04:45

06 - Interlude III 00:35

07 - Lord, I Just Can't Help Myself 02:56

08 - The Unknown Path 05:59

09 - Euphoria 11:29

10 - Message 02:22

11 - Windy Planet 06:08

12 - Re-Birth Day (Bonus - 45' Version) 03:05

13 - Memories (Bonus) 02:09





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Big Boy Bloater 2008 That Ain't My Name (LL)



Genre: Blues
Rate: 205 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:35:59
Size: 56,90 MB

United Kingdom

It does not get better, then Big Boy Bloater. (Stephen White)

Tracklist:

01 - Matchbox 02:53

02 - Please Don't Leave Me 02:46

03 - That Ain't My Name 03:53

04 - No Good Lover 03:08

05 - Give Me What You've Got 02:51

06 - Whammy! 02:32

07 - I Ain't Done Nothing Wrong 02:43

08 - Gangster Of Love 03:03

09 - Man Or Monkey 02:32

10 - I Went Down To The River 03:48

11 - Unlock The Door 02:38

12 - Hey Little Girl 03:12





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