Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Blasters 2002 Testament - The Complete Slash Recordings (LL)





Genre: Rock & Roll
Rate: 288 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 02:36:33
Size: 293,93 MB

United States

At last! A fitting tribute to one of America's greatest roots music bands. The 1990 album The Blasters Collection was terrific, but Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings leaves it in the dust. Not only do you get all four of their Eighties Slash albums in their entirety, you get eight previously unreleased songs--in addition to the three tracks from The Blasters Collection that were at that time previously unreleased. This anthology also includes The Blasters' two contributions to the soundtrack of the 1984 film Streets of Fire: "One Bad Stud" and "Blue Shadows." The new songs include "Can't Stop Time," "Flattop Joint" (an alternate version to the one found on 1980's American Music), "Leave My Money Alone," four live tracks from 1982--"What Will Lucy Do," "Crazy Baby," "Got Love If You Want It," "Walkin' With Mr. Lee," and a live duet featuring Phil and Dave Alvin from 1985 on "Take Out Some Insurance."

This band knew how to rock with Fats Domino's sax player Lee Allen (later replaced by Steve Berlin, who would eventually join Los Lobos), pianist Gene Taylor (who had performed with Ronnie Hawkins' Hawks and Canned Heat), drummer Bill Bateman, bassist John Bazz, and of course siblings Phil (guitar, vocals) and Dave (lead guitar) Alvin. Like they sang in "American Music," they were a combination of "Louisiana boogie and the Delta blues. We got country swing and rockabilly too. We got jazz, country-western and Chicago blues. It's the greatest music that you ever knew." This will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (Steve Vrana)

Tracklist:

CD1:

01 - Marie Marie 02:07

02 - No Other Girl 02:30

03 - I'm Shakin' 02:23

04 - Border Radio 02:47

05 - American Music 02:10

06 - So Long Baby Goodbye 02:24

07 - Hollywood Bed 03:34

08 - Never No More Blues 02:47

09 - This Is It 02:15

10 - Highway 61 03:01

11 - I Love You So 02:52

12 - Stop The Clock 01:57

13 - Red Rose 02:32

14 - Barefoot Rock 02:31

15 - Bus Station 02:33

16 - One More Dance 02:28

17 - It Must Be Love 02:57

18 - Jubilee Train 03:05

19 - Long White Cadillac 02:55

20 - Fool's Paradise 02:47

21 - Boomtown 03:37

22 - Leaving 03:28

23 - Tag Along 02:59

24 - Justine 02:16

25 - Flat Top Joint 02:33

26 - Leave My Money Alone 03:29

27 - One Bad Stud 02:31

28 - Blue Shadows 03:16


CD2:

01 - Trouble Bound 03:48

02 - Just Another Sunday 04:15

03 - Hey, Girl 03:12

04 - Dark Night 03:51

05 - Little Honey 03:36

06 - Samson And Delilah 03:48

07 - Colored Lights 03:27

08 - Help You Dream 03:40

09 - Common Man 03:43

10 - Rock And Roll Will Stand 02:39

11 - Can't Stop Time 03:40

12 - Cry For Me 02:52

13 - Kathleen 04:58

14 - High School Confidential 02:22

15 - What Will Lucy Do 02:33

16 - Crazy Baby 02:38

17 - Got Love If You Want It 02:54

18 - Rock Boppin' Baby 02:18

19 - Walkin' With Mr. Lee 03:20

20 - Keep A Knockin' 02:09

21 - I Don't Want To 02:04

22 - Go, Go, Go 02:13

23 - Roll 'em Pete 04:50

24 - Take Out Some Insurance 04:59





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