Monday, February 29, 2016

The Keller Brothers Band 2001 38th & Bailey To Chicago & East 16th

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:46:33
Size: 106,48 MB

United States

"38th & Bailey to Chicago & East 16th" is the first release from the Keller Brothers Band since they moved north to the Twin Cities at the suggestion of friend and soul mate Jonny Lang. Although still relatively young, the band cut their teeth in Texas, working a regular slot at Antone's, and backing the likes of Kim Wilson, Lazy Lester, and Angela Strehli. They also earned enough respect to get support slots with several well-known acts, including the late Jimmie Rodgers, and Pinetop Perkins. "38th & Bailey...," a studio affair, unlike its predecessor, offers some insight into why the band are so well-regarded.

Things get underway with "Just Want Enough" which has shades of the Rolling Stones (early 1970's vintage) about it. It offers a pretty good reflection of the band's overall approach, which relies on solid well-played blues-based tunes, edging slightly into rock, without getting too overblown. "Sailin'" merely serves to strengthen first impressions, sounding a little like a mellower blues version of Nirvana (if that is possible!). Again there's some nice guitar work, and solid piano throughout.

Stylistically the band incorporate elements of Chicago and Texas, and even get pretty funky on "Listen." This one sounds like a relative of Stevie Wonder's "Boogie On Reggae Woman," after SRV had given it a bit of a makeover. Mike Keller plays the psychedelic sounding guitar solo on one of the eight original tunes that he had a hand in writing; the other two originals were written by keyboard player Matt Farrell. Keller employs a similar guitar effect on "Thought Of You," which precedes the album's finest moment, "Like You Said You Would." The boys really tear this one up, with some Killer piano, and very nice harmony vocals.

The Stones sound reappears most strongly on "Cold, Cold, Cold," the first of two covers, and the penultimate track. The album closes out with Neil Young's "Bird," which also features some nice harmony vocals again. It seems a little out of place given the higher tempo of most of the preceding tracks, although the band give it their all, as usual.

"38th & Bailey to Chicago & East 16th" is a very solid album from the Keller Brothers Band. It comfortably straddles the borders between blues and rock 'n' roll, with the most obvious comparison being the Rolling Stones about the time of "Exile On Main Street." It should help to further enhance the band's reputation. (This review is copyright © 2001 by Gordon Baxter)


01 - Just Want Enough 04:18

02 - Sailin' 04:01

03 - Here We Go 02:58

04 - Listen 02:52

05 - She's Gone 04:33

06 - Time 03:03

07 - Thought Of You 04:29

08 - Like You Said You Would 03:05

09 - Day You Walked 04:00

10 - Can't Have It All 04:54

11 - Cold Cold Cold 04:10

12 - Birds 04:10

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Baskerville Jones 2016 So Right

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, soul-singing Baskerville Jones left her hometown and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her musical aspirations. She began gaining attention doing background vocals for prominent artists and touring and performing with seven-member ensemble The Rebirth, all the while forming musical partnerships that landed her on stage and screen nationally and internationally.

In 2012 she was featured on the single "Born to Flow" from Morehouse Records recording artist Groove Junkies, which made the Top 20 on Soulful House Music Charts. As a lead vocalist of the soul, jazz & funk fusion band The Rebirth, Baskerville's vocal contributions are interwoven in the band's sophomore album "Being Thru the Eyes of a Child." Their single "This is Coming To?" landed in the top 5 of UK Soul Charts, which kicked off the success overseas of the album.

Performing on stages in Singapore, Central America and the UK as well as the United States, over time Baskerville Jones has developed a distinctive style and stage presence, and her high-energy performances are often remembered for her visual and vocal interpretations of song and lyric – not to mention she plays a mean tambourine. In 2015, radio personality and entertainer Cayman Kelly coined the phrase "tambourine twerking" to describe Baskerville Jones' performance at the Capital Jazz Fest in Washington D.C.

Over time, she has acquired a slew of credits, thanks to her work with an eclectic mix of artists on stage and in the studio such as R&B artists Heather Headley and Chrisette Michelle, gospel artists Dottie Peoples & Richard Smallwood, international acts Arman Hovhannisyan and Harout Balyan. In 2012, she had the honor of performing with one of her major musical influences, Sly Stone of the pioneering 70's funk ensemble, Sly and the Family Stone. Among Stone, Baskerville counts Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Yolanda Adams, even the folk and country of her Music City roots among her immediate influences. Her voice evokes the pure soulful roots of early rock n' roll as well as the smooth sounds of R&B.

After more than a decade of singing to support projects of her friends and colleagues, her first solo project, the Mile 1 EP, is a vehicle to acquaint her audience with the artistry that truly is Baskerville Jones. This stripped, lyric driven introduction shows her range and versatility as a singer and depth as a solo artist – a softer, sweeter departure from the funky homage that is her band The Rebirth. Baskerville Jones' EP Mile 1 is slated for release May 3, 2016.

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Chuck Carbo With Ed Frank's New Orleans R&B Band 2009 Chuck Carbo With Ed Frank's New Orleans R&B Band

Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:47:40
Size: 65,39 MB

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01 - Second Line On Monday 03:53

02 - You're The One 02:01

03 - True (You Don't Love Me) 02:48

04 - Meet Me With Your Black 'Draws' On 05:38

05 - Blue Monday 02:35

06 - Bad Water 04:05

07 - Riffs On 'Black Draws' 05:23

08 - Something You Got 02:59

09 - Last Night 03:11

10 - Bells In My Heart 03:16

11 - Witchcraft 04:40

12 - That's My Desire 03:12

13 - Life's Ups & Downs 03:59

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sven Zetterberg 2010 Grounded In Reality

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:44:45
Size: 102,37 MB


Omgiven av skickliga musiker och med ljudbilden förstärkt av blås, stråkar och kör är svennesoulen så förtätad och organisk att den nästan går att ta på. Ett stilsäkert möte mellan traditionell sydstatssoul, blues och lite country ("A memory from my happier years"). Öppnande "It slipped right through my hands" har ett sug som få trumfar. Motownstuket i "Your love is contagious" gungar skönt.

Han levererar sitt musikaliska testamente. En mörk blueston i botten ("Your heart is just a frigidaire"), men han tar generöst ut svängarna. Resultatet är både kraftfullt stompigt och innerligt.

Om Sven Zetterberg hade gjort en Totta och tolkat sin medelålders livsbrottning på svenska hade han vält berget! (


01 - It Slipped Right Through My Hands 04:04

02 - A Memory From My Happier Years 04:39

03 - Your Love Is Contagious 03:27

04 - Slow Suicide 03:31

05 - Between So Long And Goodbye 03:49

06 - Your Heart Is Just A Frigidaire 03:17

07 - Heartaches And Strifes 04:37

08 - A Darker Side Of Me 04:13

09 - The World I Live In 04:26

10 - This Is Better 04:00

11 - A Risky Lifestyle 04:42

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Dr. Fong & Friends 2007 Beethoven Of Da Blues

Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:03:25
Size: 86,97 MB

United States

Could it be that Beethoven Of Da Blues is one of the great undiscovered future blues classic works? Jay Wilfong traces back long ago as the founding member of legendary rockers Primevil laying down the blues from a long and weary road. You'll love it. (cdbaby)


01 - New York Blues 03:56

02 - Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 03:54

03 - When Your World Comes Tumblin' Down 04:39

04 - Down At The Deja Vu 04:06

05 - Worried Mind Blues 04:38

06 - Sloe Gin Callin' My Name 05:08

07 - Big Train Rollin' 03:33

08 - Bad Cat Walkin' 03:34

09 - Paris Moon 06:22

10 - Love Like A Burning Flame 03:31

11 - Champagne And Roses 04:06

12 - Cruel Wind 04:05

13 - Havana Calls My Name 03:57

14 - Table For One 03:40

15 - Carolina Blue 04:16

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Keller Brothers Band 1998 Live At Antone's

Genre: Blues
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:01:21
Size: 56,21 MB

United States

A year after forming the band the Keller Brothers recorded their fist CD, Live At Antone's (on Elly May Records 1998) which featured 3 originals by Mike Keller and 11 covers. Some familiar cuts include Magic Sam's "All Your Love," Muddy Water's "Blow Wind Blow," and Albert Collins "The Tremble" (through Magic Sam according to Mike). Some lessor known covers include "Trick Bag" from Earl King, "Guitar Cha-Cha," and a couple of songs showcasing Matt's keyboards ("Misery" from Professor Longhair, and "I'm On Fire" from the Jerry Lee Lewis playlist). I happen to love Jerry Lee Lewis so when I first heard Matt playing this song, I thought to myself, "this kid's amazing, he's got that Jerry Lee style nailed." When you see him play you will know exactly what I mean. Matt also has some pretty good vocals to go along with his stellar playing. In fact the vocals of both Mike and Matt add a nice one-two punch to the band's distinct sound.

The first of the three originals on their album by Mike include the instrumental "Memphis" featuring Mike's scintillating guitar work and Matt's excellent keyboard playing. The bass and drums are rock solid and provide a steady, foot-tapping foundation for this song and the rest of the album. The second original, "The Day You Walked," features Mike's confident and catchy vocals underpinned again by the bands excellent instrumentation. The final original is a catchy, atmospheric piece called "Time," that has definite popular hit potential. (


Mike Keller: guitar and vocals
Matt Farrell: piano, organ and vocals
Corey Keller: drums
Scott Nelson: bass


01 - Memphis 05:01

02 - Sawed Off Shotgun 04:11

03 - Blow Wind Blow 03:58

04 - Misery 03:23

05 - The Day You Walk 03:57

06 - All Your Love 05:40

07 - Guitar Cha-Cha 04:59

08 - Raise Your Window 03:04

09 - Time 03:27

10 - Trick Bag 03:12

11 - I'm On Fire 03:26

12 - It Takes Time 05:01

13 - Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had 07:16

14 - The Tremble 04:46

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Blind Mississippi Morris & Brad Webb 2008 Back Porch Blues

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 48000
Time: 00:51:04
Size: 116,91 MB

United States

Seit dem Tod von William Clarke ist Morris Cummings, wie Blind Mississippi Morris mit richtigem Namen heißt, mein absoluter Lieblings-Harmonikaspieler. Seine Virtuosität und Dynamik sind einfach einzigartig. Er beherrscht sowohl die diatonische als auch die chromatische Harp perfekt. Begleitet wird er hier von seinem Freund, dem Gitarristen Brad Webb und der Gruppe „The Pocket Rockets“. Webb hat auch die Vermarktung aller seiner Alben übernommen. Bis auf zwei Alben kann man die CDs von ihm nur per Internet bei Brad Webb persönlich ordern. In Europa sind sie nur schwer zu bekommen. Morris wurde vor einigen Jahren in den USA zu Recht mit dem Titel „Bester Harmonikaspieler des Jahres“ ausgezeichnet. Das hat er sich mehr als verdient. Herrlich dreckiger und faszinierender Blues in Reinkulktur vom Mississippi. Ungehobelt, rau und fesselnd. Das ist der echte Blues. (Werner Feldkamp)


01 - Juke 07:42

02 - This Morning Before Sunrise 05:01

03 - When We Gone 02:36

04 - 3 Time Loser 06:12

05 - Harporama 02:34

06 - Working Mule 03:16

07 - Cherry Picker 03:53

08 - Mysterious Woman Blues 05:48

09 - Bossy Woman 05:21

10 - Ole Black Neena 03:38

11 - Sunday Morning 05:03

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Kim Wilson 1994 That's Life

Genre: Blues
Rate: 250 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:39:47
Size: 67,08 MB

United States

This 1994 CD by the frontman of The Fabulous Thinderbirds is his second solo-release, after "Tigerman" (1993). Kim Wilson ranks among the top of blues harp players of the 1990's, rivalled only by the late William Clarke or by Charlie Musselwhite. Guest musicians on this CD include the likes of Duke Robillard, Ronnie Cuber, Rusty Zinn and Clarence Holliman. Wilson delivers a cooking set of covers like Sonny Boy Williamson's "She's my baby" and Junior Parker's "Pretty Baby", and also includes 3 self-penned originals, of which "Don't bite the hand that feeds you" sounds like something the great Little Walter could have written. A high-energy mix of modern blues and R&B, which anyone should enjoy, as he quite simply comes through a whole lot better than he does with The Fabulous Thunderbirds. (Ozzie)


01 - Baby Please Don't Lie To Me 03:03

02 - Time Is On My Side 03:12

03 - Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds 04:17

04 - She's My Baby 02:17

05 - Ooh Baby (When You Squeeze Me) 04:17

06 - Humpin' To Please 04:04

07 - I've Been Searchin' 03:57

08 - Pretty Baby 03:36

09 - Teach Me (How To Love You) 02:25

10 - Blues Leave Me Alone 03:59

11 - Lowdown 04:40

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Friday, February 26, 2016

The Animals 1983 Ark

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 254 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:47:39
Size: 86,29 MB

United Kingdom

The original Animals had all the commercial appeal of the British Invasion groups of 1964-5 and all the musical integrity of the bands who were still around by 1966-7. Eric Burdon eventually split and even though he could drink as much as Keith Richards on stage, he eventually went farther and farther out into the universe until he was just a fading star. Alan Price did his own thing and Chas of course had his own Experience.

The boys reunited twice: in the late 70's and this early 80's set. The big difference is that the original band supported this album with a tour and a lot of these tunes were live numbers. And they rocked. As much as I like the early Animals, the Eric Burdon solo stuff, and the Alan Price material, this to me is just a great set, and it could be argued is the best album that the band put together. Burdon is in great voice, and when Chas and Alan sing background, it's the sound that made the world pick up its ears in the early 60's. The recording is clean, the band and back-up musicians are top rate, and the material--including the bonus flip side--is just brilliant. So glad to see this available, and you should give it a listen. (Marcus Aurelius)


01 - Loose Change 02:59

02 - Love Is For All Time 04:20

03 - My Favorite Enemy 03:43

04 - Prisoner Of The Light 04:07

05 - Being There 03:26

06 - Hard Times 02:53

07 - The Night 03:53

08 - Trying To Get You 04:13

09 - Just Can't Get Enough 03:52

10 - Melt Down 03:06

11 - Gotta Get Back To You 02:39

12 - Crystal Nights 04:09

13 - No John No 04:19

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Willie Dixon 1988 The Chess Box

Genre: Blues
Rate: 188 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 01:52:01
Size: 164,52 MB

United States

Review by Bruce Eder

This was the most unusual, and probably the most difficult to assemble of MCA's Chess Box series, mostly because of the unusual nature of Willie Dixon's contribution to Chess Records. To be sure, Dixon rates a place in the history of the label right alongside that of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter, but his role was more subtle than that of a performer (indeed, two of the half-dozen recordings here that feature Dixon as a singer were previously unreleased). So he is all over this two-CD set, as a songwriter, producer, and bassist, and occasionally as a singer as well, but the unifying element are the Dixon songs, and he is the only blues songwriter to be honored by a major label with a retrospective of this type.

Since he was not the performer on most of this material, but, rather, was working to mesh his material with the styles and sensibilities of a vast range of players, the sounds contained on these two CDs are a lot more varied than on any of the other Chess Box releases -- amplified Delta blues, big band, Mills Brothers-style harmony blues, jazz-influenced jump blues, and near-pop style R&B are all here; guitar pyrotechnics by Muddy Waters or Hubert Sumlin (on the Wolf's records), vocal acrobatics by Little Walter, and rippling performances by Koko Taylor illuminate this set throughout. While some of it, such as Muddy Waters' single of "Hoochie Coochie Man"; Little Walter's "My Babe"; Howlin' Wolf's performances of "Evil," "Spoonful," "Little Red Rooster," and "Back Door Man"; and Lowell Fulson's version of "Do Me Right" are easily available elsewhere, a lot else of what's here is genuinely rare and most enticing -- Dixon's own renditions of "Violent Love," "Crazy For My Baby," and "Pain In My Heart," in particular, are great records, lacking perhaps only a slight measure of the energy that a Muddy Waters brought to recording. Most of the set is concentrated on his blues work -- a pair of hot Bo Diddley sides ("Pretty Thing," "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover") that Dixon wrote are represented, but since he didn't write anything for Chuck Berry, that side of Dixon's history is left out, despite his having played bass on most of Berry's early recordings.

Still, it's difficult to imagine anyone complaining over an "excuse" to bring some of the best sides of Muddy, Walter, the Wolf, Diddley, Taylor, Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Rush, and even Dixon's own '40s outfit, the Big Three together in one release. The sound is impeccable, holding up to standards even a dozen years later, and the set includes a well-illustrated and annotated booklet.



01 - Little Walter - My Babe 02:43

02 - The Big Three Trio - Violent Love 02:22

03 - Eddie Boyd - Third Degree 03:16

04 - Willie Mabon - Seventh Son 02:54

05 - Willie Dixon - Crazy For My Baby 02:52

06 - Willie Dixon - Pain In My Heart 03:20

07 - Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man 02:47

08 - Howlin' Wolf - Evil 02:55

09 - Little Walter - Mellow Down Easy 02:43

10 - Jimmy Witherspoon - When The Lights Go Out 02:52

11 - Muddy Waters - Young Fashioned Ways 03:00

12 - Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing 02:50

13 - Muddy Waters - I'm Ready 03:04

14 - Lowell Fulson - Do Me Right 02:55

15 - Muddy Waters - I Just Want To Make Love With You 02:53

16 - Lowell Fulson - Tollin' Bells 03:07

17 - Willie Dixon - 29 Ways 02:10

18 - Willie Dixon - Walkin' The Blues 03:04


01 - Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful 02:47

02 - Otis Rush - You Know My Love 02:42

03 - Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover 03:11

04 - Howlin' Wolf - I Ain't Superstitious 02:53

05 - Muddy Waters - You Need Love 02:43

06 - Howlin' Wolf - Little Red Rooster 02:26

07 - Howlin' Wolf - Back Door Man 02:51

08 - Little Walter - Dead Presidents 02:46

09 - Howlin' Wolf - Hidden Charms 02:22

10 - Muddy Waters - You Shook Me 02:42

11 - Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring It On Home 02:36

12 - Howlin' Wolf - 300 Pounds Of Joy 03:06

13 - Willie Dixon - Weak Brain, Narrow Mind 04:26

14 - Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle 03:02

15 - Muddy Waters - The Same Thing 05:57

16 - Howlin' Wolf - Built For Comfort 02:40

17 - Little Milton - I Can't Quit You Baby 06:41

18 - Koko Taylor - Insane Asylum 04:23

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