Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Los Lobos 1984 ...And A Time To Dance (LL)





Genre: Rock
Rate: 247 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:18:34
Size: 33,37 MB

United States

Part traditional Mexican music, part American rock & roll, part country and R&B and everything in between, Los Lobos' seven-song minialbum is the kind of hybrid that has steadfastly managed to stay outside of the rock mainstream ever since Ritchie Valens went down in Buddy Holly's chartered plane. More stubbornly authentic than Valens, "...and a time to dance" is an infectious dance record that deserves to be heard by rock fans.

If this record doesn't have the torrid, Blasters-style voltage that powers Los Lobos' live shows, it is an attractive resumé. Aided by a producer who knows border music (Texas songwriter T-Bone Burnett) and one who knows L.A. bar-band rock (Blasters saxophonist Steve Berlin), the group blitzes its way through a pair of jaunty, accordion-dominated romantic laments sung in Spanish, a rollicking cover version of Valens' "Come On Let's Go" and four originals. All of the latter are jumpy dance-floor delights; one, "How Much Can I Do?," lists the sacrifices the singer's willing to make for his girl'e.g., "I'll quit hanging around those topless bars"'before he shouts, "Now, wait a minute," and realizes that some things aren't worth the effort: "I can't see myself/Wasting all my time/Trying to prove my love for you." It's a delightfully pragmatic, levelheaded conclusion from a band that spends the rest of the record proving it can throw a terrific party. (http://www.rollingstone.com/)

Tracklist:

01 - Let's Say Goodnight 02:35

02 - Walking Song 02:53

03 - Anselma 03:11

04 - Come On Let's Go 02:15

05 - How Much Can I Do 02:23

06 - Why Do You Do 02:41

07 - Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio 02:36





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Monday, October 16, 2017

Georgia Possum 2011 Boyz From Da Woodz



Genre: Country-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:47:36
Size: 108,92 MB

United States

Hard driving country with redneck humor with old school influences of country and rock with a little touch of bluegrass every once and awhile loaded with rock guitar licks chicken picking and soulful crying of steel guitar every emotion is explored. (cdbaby)

Tracklist:

01 - Roopville USA 04:14

02 - Boyz From Da Woodz 04:59

03 - Sweet Georgia Home 05:15

04 - Buck Stops Here 04:40

05 - Jesus Fish 04:26

06 - Broken Heart 05:00

07 - Allison 04:04

08 - Cant Be Pleased 03:08

09 - Had A Feeling 05:48

10 - Story Of My Life 06:02





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Gregor Hilden 2004 Blue Hour (LL)





Genre: Blues
Rate: 261 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:54:14
Size: 101,10 MB

Germany

Modern Blues, Soul, Jazz in the style of Peter Green, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford. This is the 6. cd of German guitar player Gregor Hilden. Great sounding recordings, all individual arrangements and subtle playing (cdbaby)

Artists:

Gregor Hilden - Guitar
Thomas Hufschmidt - Fender Rhodes Piano, Hammond B-3
Sascha Oeing - Bass
Dirk Brand - Drums, Percussion, Loops
Johnny Rogers - Vocals
Stevie Woods - Vocals
Love Newkirk - Backing Vocals
Peter Driessen - Backing Vocals

Tracklist:

01 - Flying Home 04:25

02 - Who's Makin' Love 03:42

03 - Joy And Pain 07:31

04 - I Loved Another Woman 03:58

05 - Inner City Blues 05:54

06 - Love And Happiness 04:49

07 - Milestones 04:22

08 - Pre-Jam 00:33

09 - Jam 07:08

10 - Blue Hour 04:54

11 - Fever (Live, Bonus Track) 06:58





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Rock-Ola & The Freewheelers 2004 Live On The Rocks





Genre: Rock & Roll
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:41:08
Size: 56,47 MB

Finland



Tracklist:

01 - Drivin' Wheel 03:17

02 - Crazy Baby 02:52

03 - Perfect World 03:17

04 - Yesterday Is Gone 04:16

05 - Almost 12 O'clock 02:31

06 - Hey Mr. Cotton Picker 02:35

07 - Rock The Barn 02:51

08 - I'm Ready 01:50

09 - One For The Road 03:51

10 - Lovers Jamboree 03:16

11 - It's All Because Of You 03:53

12 - Little Sister 03:36

13 - Move It 03:03





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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Harper 2007 Day By Day (LL)



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 267 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:49:44
Size: 94,13 MB

Australia

I first discovered Harper when he opened a local blues show here in my hometown of Kalamazoo Michigan. I really enjoyed his and his band's performance and picked up this album after the show. Harper is originally from Australia and performs blues music in a rock vein. He sings and plays a mean harmonica, but what makes him truly unique is his incorporation of the didgeridoo into his music. His backing band is all very good, and add significantly to the arrangements. The songs are topical dealing with life on the road, social issues, and the occasional love song. This is just some really good stuff that does not sound like anyone else. If you like quality rock blues, with a twist of something different you might want to check Harper out. (Steven Sly)

Tracklist:

01 - Do What Is Right 04:15

02 - One Day 04:26

03 - Sure There's A Place 04:05

04 - Watch Your Back 04:09

05 - Just What You're Looking For 04:28

06 - I'll Go Home 04:40

07 - Feels Like Sunday Morning 04:09

08 - Get Out Of This Mess 04:10

09 - Face The Truth 04:15

10 - I Must Be Dreaming 03:45

11 - You Can't Hide 04:01

12 - The Comfort Zone (Instrumental) 03:21





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Jim Suhler & Alan Haynes 2000 Live At Blue Cat Blues





Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:49:22
Size: 112,91 MB

United States

You can count on Jim Suhler and Alan Haynes to do vigorous and exciting music. This live set was recorded at the Blue Cat Blues club in Dallas’ Deep Ellum district. It has none of the studio touch-up work that’s fashionable on many albums that purport to be “live”. On bass and drums respectively are Carlton Powell and Paul Hollis, a famously solid rhythm section that regularly backs Suhler.

The kickoff cut is “Too Poor To Die”, the chunka-chunk rhythm of which hosts as sardonic and macabre a lyric as the version of “Black Cat Bone” by the poet laureate of Texas death music, Lightnin’ Hopkins. The tune has tons of slashing, volcanic slide. A slide swap meet of epic proportion brings on “Knockin’ On My Door”, a hard-hitting shuffle. Suhler sings the former song, Haynes the latter. Another audience fave is Suhler’s reworking of psychedelic bluesmaster Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced?”. It’s replete with requisite feedback and sonic weirdness wrought not from a Strat, as you’d expect but from of all things, a National steel acoustic guitar!

So, kick back and imagine yourself at a stage-side table at the Blue Cat. slam a beer. Slam another. and there you are, in Texas, set for an immersive, knock-out blues experience with Jim Suhler and Alan Haynes. (Tim Schuller)

Tracklist:

01 - Too Poor To Die 06:48

02 - Knockin' At Your Door 08:05

03 - I Wonder Why 07:58

04 - Down And Out In Texas 06:27

05 - Don't Do It 04:19

06 - Oh My Baby's Gone 03:43

07 - Say Your Prayers 05:26

08 - Are You Experienced 06:36





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Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Red Devils 1993 The Borderline London





Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:15:02
Size: 171,53 MB

United States



Tracklist:

01 - Automatic 13:23

02 - Your Turn To Cry 05:46

03 - Cross My Heart 11:01

04 - She's Dangerous 06:42

05 - Scuttle Buttin' 04:51

06 - Commit A Crime 06:41

07 - Backstreet Crawler 07:10

08 - Blackwater Roll 06:05

09 - Who Do You Love 13:23

10 - I Wish You Would -- Backstroke





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Johnny Van Zant Band 1982 The Last Of The Wild Ones





Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:12:52
Size: 99,93 MB

United States

The Johnny Van-Zant band was a great example of Southern Hard Rock in the 1980's. They offered plenty of musical talent, very good song writing, and they came across as "genuine" in their material! This particular album was one of their best! Fans of 38 Special or Lynyrd Skynyrd in the post Ronnie Van-Zant era, would most likely enjoy this CD! I think the best songs on this release are The title track Last of the Wild Ones, Still Hold On, Can't Live Without Your Love, and It's You. The music offers strong rhythm and the guitars offer plenty of tone and licks that really stand out! Enjoy! (M.Hobin)

Tracklist:

01 - Who's Right Or Wrong 04:12

02 - Can't Live Without Your Love 04:25

03 - Last Of The Wild Ones 07:07

04 - It's You 04:44

05 - Good Girls Turning Bad 03:40

06 - Hard Luck Story 03:29

07 - No More Dirty Deals 05:50

08 - Only The Strong Survive 04:12

09 - Standing In The Darkness 05:55

10 - Free Bird 13:59

11 - Call Me The Breeze 09:40

12 - Sweet Home Alabama 05:39





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Friday, October 13, 2017

Double Stone Washed 2002 Don't Stop Washing



Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:49:21
Size: 112,86 MB

France

Même si le blues n'est pas notre activité principale sur Albumrock, il faut bien avouer qu'il a tout donné au Rock & Roll et qu'il faut donc y attacher une importance plus qu'honorifique. Ça tombe bien, le blues est une de mes musiques préférées, tout simplement parce qu'elle est authentique, qu'on a pas beaucoup fait mieux depuis en terme de rythme et parce que les instruments utilisés restent très diversifiés.

L'album Don't Stop Washing est une autoproduction des Double Stone Washed. Je dois avouer être bluffé par la pêche, l'énergie qui se dégage de cet album et qui vous donne une envie irrépressible de bouger. On est très proche des maîtres du genre, bluesmen noirs américains des années 50-60 (John Lee Hooker, B.B King), on oublierait presque l'époque et le lieu tant l'ambiance, l'atmosphère de cette époque pré rock transpire de cet album. Le chanteur, pièce essentiel de la formation blues a une voix grave, très jazzy justement, qui colle parfaitement au style. L'harmonica joue aussi un rôle prépondérant, c'est peut-être l'instrument qui prédomine le plus avec quelques trips accrocheurs, il donne une pêche à l'ensemble.

Cet album c'est du tout bon, un sans faute. Il mêle morceaux du groupe lui-même à des reprises de bluesmen on ne peut plus célèbre et c'est là qu'on se rend compte de la qualité de leur musique: la transition entre ces "home made" et les standards se fait sans problème, ils savent aussi bien s'approprier des morceaux qui ont plus de 30 ans que produire leur musique.

Le rendu global est tout bonnement excellent. Le son est vraiment de qualité, ça sonne très professionnel. Les morceaux sont interprétés très justement, c'en est presque parfait. Double Stone Washed nous propose un album bluffant d'authenticité et je peux vous dire que cela doit valoir le coup sur scène ! C'est du rythm'n blues anglophone dans la plus grande tradition, c'est nerveux et entraînant. Une vraie surprise pour moi que cette production aussi bien menée et qui se hisse largement au niveau de ses références. On sent que ces gars là ont le blues en eux, ça se ressent à travers chaque instrument, ils vivent leur musique et arrivent à transmettre des émotions fortes, de l'énergie pure à l'auditeur, c'est ça qui est terrible.

Si je devais n'en retenir qu'une pour le rythme, je parierais à coup sûr sur la reprise de John Lee Hooker: "Mad Man Blues" avec une intro qui n'est pas sans rappeler "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing" de Chris Isaak. "Mo Jo Working" de Willie Dixon est aussi un chef d'œuvre où les cœurs prennent tout leur importance: cet écho au chanteur nous donne des frissons, un rythme nous habite et il est difficile de ne pas suivre la cadence. C'est extra! (https://www.albumrock.net/)

Tracklist:

01 - Extra Franckie's 03:06

02 - Baby's Blue Eyes 03:56

03 - Crazy Mixed-Up World 04:07

04 - Lovin' Cup 04:46

05 - Pretty Babe 03:44

06 - Mojo Working 06:00

07 - Mad Man Blues 05:21

08 - Lonesome Train 03:40

09 - Honey Hush 03:01

10 - Shakin' All Over 05:19

11 - Milk Cow Blues 03:15

12 - Jimmy The Gun 03:06





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Hot Monkey Love 2004 Primate Blues





Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:51:58
Size: 118,96 MB

United States

Hot Monkey Love is a true new blues band with a rock edge that combines the heart and soul of blues artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker, with the groove and vocals of British blues-rock bands like The Rolling Stones and Free. (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hotmonkey)



Tracklist:

01 - Boom Boom 03:49

02 - Crosseyed Cat 05:00

03 - 99 Pounds 03:24

04 - I'm Ready 03:50

05 - Tear Your Playhouse Down 03:18

06 - Champagne And Reefer 05:25

07 - Shame, Shame, Shame 03:01

08 - I'm A King Bee 04:11

09 - Me And The Devil 05:21

10 - Tryin' 03:56

11 - Rockin' Daddy 03:18

12 - Walk In My Shadow 03:30

13 - Rain 03:55





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The Eric Gales Band 1991 The Eric Gales Band (LL)





Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 265 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:43:30
Size: 81,50 MB

United States

A blistering debut. Eric was only 16 years old when this album came out! He learned to play the guitar upside down and left-handed (ala Hendrix) because that's the way that his older brothers taught him and by the time he realized that it wasn't right, it was too late! There is a lot of Hendrix influence here and many comparisons will be made but he has enough of his own style to make his own statements. "Sign Of The Storm" was a rock radio hit and "Resurrection", "Fed Up With You, and "World For Ransom" are all standout cuts. This album his recommended for any fans of heavy guitar driven blues rock. (Snake)

Tracklist:

01 - Resurrection 04:11

02 - No One Else 02:56

03 - Sign Of The Storm 04:57

04 - High Anxiety 05:16

05 - Fed Up With You 04:40

06 - Place And Time - World For Ransom 05:06

07 - Nothing To Lose 03:30

08 - Give And Take 03:07

09 - Changes In Emotion 04:59

10 - Piece Of My Soul 04:48





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Ross William Perry 2000 It'll All Make Sense



Genre: Blues
Rate: 128 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:38:45
Size: 35,45 MB

United States

Artists:

Ross William Perry: vocals and guitars
Danny Roussin: drums
Dave "Biscuit" Miller: bass guitar
Bobby Jones: bass guitar
Patrick Doody: drums
James Walsh: keyboards
Damon Lee: bass guitar
Rusty Hall: keyboards

The Ross William Perry Band is always rockin’ and turning any venue into an inferno of smokin’ blues. If you’ve never seen them, you’ve never experienced upper Midwest blues so hot. Ross plays everything from Albert King to Hendrix to Howlin’ Wolf and everyone in between. He’s only 25 and already a guitar god with a helluva great rhythm section. Ross William Perry (guitar and vocals), Brad Pelky (bass and vocals) and various drummers create a sound that is incredibly huge for a trio and truly shows talents that are larger than the sum of their parts. Ross told me he uses different drummers right now while he searches for the right fit with the band.

The first thing you will notice about Ross is how this quiet, soft spoken, young man could possibly feel the blues, or have experienced life to perform the way he does. When he picks up his strat and cranks his modified ‘64 Super Reverb, you’ll know where his talent lies. Last month the boys teamed up with Tommy Taylor on drums – a national recording artist from the heart of Texas for a few weeks. Ross met Tommy a few years back when he was opening for nationally acclaimed guitarist Eric Johnson at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake , IA. Tommy, who appears on all of Eric’s albums was touring with Eric at the time. Ross and Tommy have teamed up for a few weeks each year since that meeting.

Ross plays several blues standards, some rather unexpected bluesy influenced covers, and several originals. His originals are not only exceptional in terms of his talent and ability, but they also show his strong songwriting skills as well. Ross’ style of play is not only modern and melodic, it also quite technical and skillful. He plays with a unique sense of timing and feel – something that many rock musicians seem to lack. While the band is popular with blues fans, they are not a top 40 or variety band. According to Ross, “we do play a number of private parties and the occasional wedding dance, but we really are a blues band.” If you enjoy music, you’ll be treated to some of the best live music around. If you love the blues, you’ll be back again and again to see the Ross William Perry Band and you’ll go away each time amazed with music these guys create.

Ross and the band can be found every weekend entertaining and mesmerizing crowds around the state. They play at several venues in Minnesota , Wisconsin and Iowa , and they have a loyal following wherever they go. Minnesota is home, and the twin cities is their backyard. (Kidblooze Rocks The House)



Tracklist:

01 - It'll All Make Sense 03:35

02 - In The Shadows 03:49

03 - You So Fine 03:16

04 - Keep Moving 04:38

05 - Boogie Time 02:03

06 - Lonely Road 04:38

07 - No Place To Run 02:58

08 - Cold Wind 06:11

09 - Miss You Baby 03:12

10 - Tribute 04:25





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