Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dirk Hamilton 2009 More Songs From My Cool Life





Genre: Rock
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:54:11
Size: 62,00 MB

United States

Dirk Hamilton, who was, in my opinion, the best singer-songwriter on Elektra's overflowing 70's roster (think Jackson Browne, Zevon, et al) comes through with his finest album in decades on this new cd. A mix of acoustic and band numbers, this is a poetic, intelligent and fun collection of original songs from a mature artist able to laugh at himself, as well as the cosmic pie in the face that this world can be.

His voice is raspy [think John Prine] but he uses it to great artistic effect [think Van Morrison or Tom Waits], and the band provides perfect support for often quirky, semi-autobiographical songs ranging from folk tunes to driving rock [think John Hiatt].

I fell in love with one tune, "Hardball in the Holyland", before I even checked the lyrics and figured out what the song was about ... it just rocked like Keith, Mick and the boys! "Hardball in the Holy Land, it's a swing and a myth on a field of sand" - WOW!

Check out his "older" cds as well from his days at ABC-Paramount and Elektra as well ("Meet Me At The Crux" should knock your socks off), but don't think Dirk's best days are behind him - he's still going down swinging, and he's as great as ever! (BRICKBATS)

Tracklist:

01 - Searchin' For The Heart Of Soul 05:21

02 - I Should Have Never Left Texas 03:59

03 - When Good Men Do Nothing 04:05

04 - Rich Man Blues 03:52

05 - Windmill Hills 05:14

06 - Dean, Don, Dan 04:31

07 - Hardball In The Holyland 05:02

08 - Feather 04:17

09 - Broken 04:56

10 - All The People In This World 04:05

11 - Coming To Light 04:19

12 - Time To Close 04:30





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Monday, December 11, 2017

Hundred Seventy Split 2010 Special Edition



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 208 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:19:52
Size: 30,97 MB

United Kingdom

High energy Rock and Blues by Joe Gooch and Leo Lyons. Both were members of Ten Years After. Hundred Seventy Split was formed to play music that rocks outside of the TYA box. (cdbaby)

Tracklist:

01 - The World Won't Stop 05:36

02 - Where The Blues Began 03:40

03 - Let The River Flow 03:20

04 - Going Home 07:16





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Sunday, December 10, 2017

David Bowie & Dana Gillespie 1971 Bowpromo (LL)







Genre: Rock
Rate: 240 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:41:24
Size: 74,90 MB

United Kingdom

In August 1971, David Bowie's manager, Tony Defries had 500 promo LPs pressed to secure Bowie and fellow Mainman artist Dana Gillespie a record deal. The promo album, featuring seven Bowie performances on one side and five by Gillespie on the flip is often referred to as the BOWPROMO white label album.

Tracklist:

01 - Oh You Pretty Things 03:13

02 - Eight Line Poem 02:56

03 - Kooks 02:58

04 - It Ain't Easy 03:01

05 - Queen Bitch 03:18

06 - Quicksand 05:08

07 - Bombers - Andy Warhol Intro 03:31

08 - Mother Don't Be Frightened 04:15

09 - Andy Warhol 02:45

10 - Never Knew 03:32

11 - All Cut Up On You 03:24

12 - Lavender Hill 03:23





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Mel Brown 1967 Chicken Fat (LL)





Genre: Soul Jazz
Rate: 274 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:40:09
Size: 79,27 MB

United States

Review by Sean Westergaard

Guitarist Mel Brown is hailed as "An Impulse! Discovery" on Chicken Fat, his debut for the label, and this album does feature a fantastic unique sound. Brown played in the bands of T-Bone Walker and John Lee Hooker, and has an aggressive (though not harsh) single-string picking style. For this date he is paired with either Herb Ellis or Arthur Wright on guitar, Gerald Wiggins on organ, and Brown's regular rhythm section of Paul Humphrey on drums and Ronald Brown on electric bass.

There are a couple tracks that are played as pretty straight blues, but this is a hoppin' soul-jazz date. The tunes are bouncy and funky, and Brown's playing is a real treat. His bluesy, almost reckless soloing gives a vastly different flavor that the playing of guys like Grant Green or Melvin Sparks. Gerald Wiggins' organ playing is cool and swinging, and the electric bass of Ronald Brown makes this album about as funky as Impulse ever got. Both Herb Ellis and Arthur Wright get some solo space as well, with Ellis sounding quite interesting playing an unamplified 12-string on a couple cuts. Brown gets some nice tones as well, and on "Hobo Flats" plays "an electronic guitar with Wah-Wah distortion" (remember, this is 1967 jazz) "that gives a weird shimmering sound," according to the liner notes.

Leave it to Impulse! to put a new spin on the guitar/organ sound. This is hot stuff.

Tracklist:

01 - Chicken Fat 04:17

02 - I'm Goin' To Jackson 05:53

03 - Slalom 06:35

04 - Hobo Flats 02:32

05 - Sad But True 02:18

06 - Home James 04:41

07 - Shanty 05:02

08 - Greasy Spoon 04:25

09 - Blues For The Big Bob 04:26





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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Herman Brood 1985 Bühnensucht - Live





Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:36:26
Size: 83,39 MB

Netherlands



Tracklist:

01 - Tune 00:50

02 - Married 02:10

03 - No Love 02:55

04 - Checkin' Out 03:16

05 - Heatwave 02:26

06 - Wheels 02:17

07 - Saturdaynight 03:20

08 - Kissed 02:25

09 - Dancin' 02:43

10 - Something 03:11

11 - Workin' 02:52

12 - Stay Alive 05:42

13 - Don't 02:19





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Albert Collins & The Icebreakers 1984 Live In Japan (LL)





Genre: Blues
Rate: 292 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:42:54
Size: 88,28 MB

United States

It is impossible to describe the raw energy of this CD. Don't even think of sitting down! Your foot will be tapping inside of 30 seconds flat. You will be dancing in the kitchen. The greatest legal pick-me-up since caffein. It's like stickin' your finger right into the Blues socket when your momma isn't lookin'. It feels so fun it must be bad.

Carefully save this CD for that dark, grey day when you just don't have the get-up-and-go to do what you have to do that day. Then insert this CD and crank the volume waaay up. It could save your life. (RogerOutWest)

Tracklist:

01 - Listen Here 05:38

02 - Tired Man 05:12

03 - If Trouble Was Money 08:17

04 - Jealous Man 03:44

05 - Stormy Monday 09:35

06 - Skatin' 03:37

07 - All About My Girl 06:51





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Friday, December 8, 2017

Nobby Reed Project 2006 Hold The Truth (LL)



Genre: Blues
Rate: 268 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 01:12:16
Size: 138,86 MB

United States

NRP's 6th release and latest effort "Hold The Truth" reveals the Vermont trio's mastery of a wide range of blues styles and delivers the goods with a generous helping of 16 songs. Whether the listener enjoys contemporary or retro blues, this CD has it all.

The title track Hold The Truth instantly grabs the listener with its tight groove. Slidin once again shows the guitar wizardry of Nobby Reed and his unique ability to master any blues genres such a slide guitar in this selection. The CD is a journey that mixes delicate instrumentals with hard driving Texas blues as well as traditional foot stompin' blues. Mr. Reed ingeniously mixes voice effects on Black Raven and Martin Luther without losing the music's message. Nobby Reed's song writing, and vocals have matured with time to perfectly match his gift to play guitar. The project's new line up adds the necessary rhythmn support to bring this album home to the listener.

Definitely infectious, & delightful making you crave more. (Dave Rakvica)

Tracklist:

01 - Hold The Truth 03:42

02 - It's Myself 03:58

03 - Sliding 02:42

04 - I'm In Love 03:29

05 - Mr Sun 08:21

06 - Let Go 04:10

07 - Martin Luther 03:22

08 - Winterwind 05:48

09 - Black Raven 04:55

10 - Joy And Pain 05:06

11 - Blues Is Raining 03:32

12 - Open Wide 03:44

13 - Save My Soul 02:09

14 - Million Dollars 04:30

15 - My Blues 06:12

16 - Last Winter 06:36





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The Cell 2011 Keepin' On, Rolling Hard





Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 269 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:52:52
Size: 103,74 MB

Czech Republic

Southern fried bohemian blues rock (cdbaby)

Tracklist:

01 - Time Of My Life 07:11

02 - Find My Way Home 03:12

03 - Someday 05:51

04 - Give Me An Answer 03:15

05 - Late To Say Im Sorry 04:53

06 - How About You 03:01

07 - Let It Ride 04:05

08 - Nothing Better To Do 03:51

09 - Pieces Of Wild 03:03

10 - Cameron Blues 05:02

11 - Rock Star 04:24

12 - Out Of Time 05:04





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Thursday, December 7, 2017

N. O. O. T. - New Orleans Organ Trio 2006 Organ Transplant





Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:58:16
Size: 133,31 MB

Austria Germany

Funky Songs, Blues & Soul aus New Orleans, Boogaloo und gute Vibes aus dem BIG EASY. Nicht nur die Küche aus Louisiana ist geprägt von unterschiedlichen Zutaten und Gewürzen auch die Musik!!

Alle Drei sind keineswegs zimperlich im Umgang mit ihrem Instrument und so entstand eines der spektakulärsten Orgeltrios Europas. Schon die Besetzung ist äusserst rar die meißten Orgeltrios spielen mit Drums und Gitarre, jedoch nie mit Saxophon und singendem Drummer. Im Januar 2006 erschien das erste Album Organ Transplant bei stormy-monday-records. (https://www.jazzdepartment.com/)

artists:

Raphael Wressnig (AT) B3 Hammondorgan
Matthias Peuker (D) Drums/vocals
Paul Griesbach (USA) Tenorsax

Tracklist:

01 - Vinny's Blues 05:22

02 - 15 Hours Of Your Love 03:52

03 - Second Line Fever 02:36

04 - Worried Man Blues 03:54

05 - Ease Back 05:58

06 - Fried Neckbones 06:16

07 - Hey Pocky A-Way 04:09

08 - The Smell Of Paradise 03:54

09 - Get The Money 05:01

10 - I've Been Hoodood 04:59

11 - Jockomo 04:28

12 - Soul Shakedown Party 03:46

13 - I Don't Wanna Say Best Wishes 04:01





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Harmonica Hinds 2012 If Speed Was Just A Thought





Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:43:02
Size: 98,42 MB

United States

This is Harmonica Hinds' true solo album - just his harp, his guitar, and his vocals bearing themselves to the audience. It's nothing flashy; in fact, it's very basic country-meets-urban blues. But it's done well, it's fun, and while it won't have you dancing in a club, you'll enjoy this album a lot. (lemmy59)

Tracklist:

01 - Calling The Musical Spirits 04:42

02 - I Wonder 02:07

03 - If Speed Was A Thought 03:07

04 - Spices 02:03

05 - Blues Moan 03:21

06 - She 02:30

07 - I Want To Know What Made You So 03:10

08 - Mix Up 03:05

09 - I'm Bombarded 03:06

10 - Pretty Lady 04:02

11 - You Gone Too Long 02:46

12 - Kick It 02:56

13 - Traveling On This Road 02:51

14 - Religion 03:16





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