Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Various Artists 2003 Uncut Detroit Vol. 3: Live Studio Blues





Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:05:53
Size: 150,84 MB

United States

The third benefit release by WHFR, the non-commercial, volunteer-run radio station broadcasting 24/7 from Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan at 89.3fm on the dial to the Detroit area and streaming to the world on the net at http://whfr.fm/

This latest Uncut Detroit CD features 14 tracks from 7 local Detroit blues artists. Each song was recorded in one take at Roscoe's Recording in Detroit. (cdbaby)

Tracklist:

01 - Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer - Early Morning Blues 06:48

02 - Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer - Act Like You Love Me 04:41

03 - Robert Penn Blues Band - Let's Have Some Fun 04:23

04 - Robert Penn Blues Band - Heed My Warning 05:02

05 - Thornetta Davis And Brett Lucas - Send Me To The Electic Chair 03:18

06 - Thornetta Davis And Brett Lucas - Sister Friend Indeed 02:58

07 - Kenny Parker Band - She's The One For Me 03:50

08 - Kenny Parker Band - Too Hot For Me 04:02

09 - Miz Eileen Orr And The Blues Queens & Kings - Wang Dang Doodle 06:56

10 - Miz Eileen Orr And The Blues Queens & Kings - I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water 02:46

11 - Joe Weaver And R.J.'s Rhythm Rockers - It Hurt So Bad 06:14

12 - Joe Weaver And R.J.'s Rhythm Rockers - Sugarlove Baby 04:07

13 - Bugs Beddow Band - One Way Out 05:17

14 - Bugs Beddow Band - Riding With The King 05:31





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Sunset Heights 1996 S.N.A.F.U. (LL)





Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 278 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:52:18
Size: 101,17 MB

United States



Tracklist:

01 - Out Of Time 05:30

02 - Merry-Go-Round 03:51

03 - Back To Baby 05:05

04 - Two Heads Are Better Than Guns 03:53

05 - It Goes On 03:37

06 - Make Some Waves 04:31

07 - Suspicion 04:40

08 - Angel In The Heights 04:06

09 - S.N.A.F.U. 04:14

10 - What's It Gonna Take 04:50

11 - Playing With Fire 04:08

12 - Equality 03:53





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Midnight Flyer 1981 Midnight Flyer







Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 48000
Time: 00:47:13
Size: 108,05 MB

United Kingdom

Maggie Bell's one and only album with the band MIDNIGHT FLYER. Maggie formed the group with musicians from bands like Foghat, Whitesnake & Savoy Brown. This was her return to making albums after 2 solo albums in 1974-1975, so the wait was long, but worthy. All the members wrote original material and Maggie is captured in her prime vocally. The band rocks, with many guitar crunching songs matched by Maggie's vocals. The sound could be described at times as a mix of AC/DC , Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Mick Ralphs of Bad Company produced it.

Rockers such as the opener HEY BOY, OVER AND OVER, and MIDNIGHT LOVE are fast paced and energy driven. Songs like IN MY EYES and LAST RESORT provide more melodic rock that differentiate for a nice balance. Maggie really gets to work out vocally on SWEET LOVING WOMAN and FRENCH KISSES - songs that are more earthy and bluesy that she can really wail on. The best song they saved for the closer. ROUGH TRADE is a piano laden ballad rocker that is one of the high points in Maggie's canon of classics. It is reminiscent of the great Stone The Crows ballad SUNSET COWBOY with it's use of piano, but the lyric & emotion are more to the point. Definitely a great song that stands out on this CD. There are also 2 bonus tracks that were released on a mini-LP in 1982 - ROCK AND ROLL PARTY and WAITING FOR YOU [the other 3 songs from this EP were taken from this album]. So, you get the complete MIDNIGHT FLYER studio work , and it's definitely a must for every Maggie Bell fan. (gassy goon)

Tracklist:

01 - Hey Boy 03:26

02 - Love Games 03:37

03 - French Kisses 04:02

04 - In My Eyes 04:15

05 - Over And Over 02:46

06 - Last Resort 03:52

07 - Do You Want My Love 03:24

08 - Sweet Loving Woman 03:30

09 - What Ever I Want 03:31

10 - Midnight Love 03:33

11 - Rough Trade 04:05

12 - Rock 'n' Roll Party (Bonus Track) 03:56

13 - Waiting For You (Bonus Track) 03:16





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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Andy Poxon Band 2010 Red Roots (LL)





Genre: Blues
Rate: 282 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:56:31
Size: 108,27 MB

United States

At first glance, this CD will appear to be another flash-in-the-pan teenage Blooze star, totally dependent on the hype machine that proclaims, He's just 17 years old. But what a shock when the music starts, this young Bluesman is The Real Thing. He doesn't need anyone's help as the music speaks for itself and it speaks loud and clear. Talent rules here folks, and Andy Poxon is a Natural who reminds me of but a handful of prodigies over the last 5 decades - you know the ones that lived, breathed and slept guitar? One easily can picture Andy Poxon practicing 10-12 hours daily and the rest of his time spent listening to Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Luther Allison, Freddy King and Johnny Winter, cramming his head with licks, tricks, chords and tunings.

The one thing that has always been the Achilles heel with most White Blues artists is vocal power/depth and that's one area Andy P. needn't worry about; totally natural vocals with no pretentiousness and a nice and smooth delivery. This boy can emote! I Want You So Bad is the type of slow Blues that Peter Green was famous for and while it may be too early to start making comparisons one can certainly hear both the potential and the influences for Mr. Poxon. I'll Sing The Blues is the second-best commercial track of 13 contained, but unlike most CDs, the last 4 numbers are kick-ass smokers. Usually you'll find 5 or 6 strong tunes leading-off the disc followed by 4 or 5 weak filler numbers. Track #11, I Hate Being Alone is a hot medium tempo shuffle, while Is There Anything I Can Do is a slow burning Chicago-style number, while C'mon Pretty Baby might sound somewhat familiar with snippets of melody lifted from old R&B classics. But Poxon just borrows a little bit and incorporates it into his own ideas, showing more imagination than most. The guitar work on this last number makes a Big Statement to close the show. While Poxon plays through some kind of effects pedal or perhaps a Leslie or a flange, he's uncharacteristically (for a young picker in the 21st Century) mainly effects/gimmicks-free, preferring the clean, lean Fender Strat sound and his solos are short, sweet and melodic. Someone has taught this young man The Right Stuff when it comes to Blues guitar and that sets him apart (and above) 90% of the under-25 players. Add to that his easy-on-the-ears vocals and strong songwriting and we have a REAL winner here. Taste and smarts are rare commodities and Andy Poxon has a big supply of both it seems. 4 Bottles for a fine album from a young artist who is going places. There's hope for the Blues! (A. Grigg)

Tracklist:

01 - Hottest Thing In Town 02:25

02 - No Love 03:54

03 - Quitters Never Lose 03:31

04 - I Want You So Bad 06:50

05 - I Need My Girl 04:42

06 - I'll Sing The Blues 03:17

07 - Stop 05:03

08 - When 04:35

09 - Raining In 04:11

10 - Run Of Bad Luck 03:29

11 - I Hate Being Alone 03:26

12 - Is There Anything I Can Do 07:25

13 - C'mon Pretty Baby 03:43





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Cooper Terry feat. The Nite Life 1992 Long Time Gone: Tribute To The Blues







Genre: Blues
Rate: 209 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 01:02:15
Size: 93,13 MB

United States Italy

Cooper Terry, pseudonimo di Vearl Cooper Jr. (San Antonio, 1949 – San Francisco, 1993), è stato un chitarrista, armonicista e cantante statunitense di genere blues, per molti anni attivo in Italia, precisamente a Milano, dove, a causa del colore della sua pelle, viene soprannominato con la parola dialettale Negher. Questo soprannome è stato da lui addirittura accostato al suo pseudonimo nei credits di alcuni suoi album.

Dopo le prime esperienze musicali negli Stati Uniti come session man per musicisti come John Lee Hooker e Sonny Terry (quest'ultimo considerato un mentore paterno, tanto da omaggiarlo inserendolo nel suo pseudonimo), Cooper si trasferisce in Europa nel 1970, stabilendosi definitivamente a Milano nel 1972. Qui comincia a suonare regolarmente nei locali che affollano la scena jazz e blues meneghina, entrando in contatto con personaggi che poi si riveleranno importanti per il suo cammino, come l'armonicista Fabio Treves e il bassista Lillo Rogati, e di fatto gettando le fondamenta di quella che sarà la scena blues italiana.

Nel 1980 conosce Aida, oggi Aida Cooper, futura corista di Loredana Bertè e poi apprezzata solista, con cui dà il via ad un sodalizio musicale e sentimentale e che culmina con l'album Feelin' Good (IRD Appaloosa, 1983). Seguirono altre incisioni che ne rafforzarono la reputazione di performer originale e convincente.

Nel 1993 fa ritorno a San Francisco, dove scompare in seguito ad una grave malattia. (https://it.wikipedia.org/)

Tracklist:

01 - Is L. A. Burning 02:58

02 - Tribute To Willie Dixon 05:10

03 - My Daddy 02:57

04 - Mafia Blues 03:27

05 - Don't Mess With My Cookie 02:42

06 - Crossroads 06:37

07 - Kinda Like Wolf 06:03

08 - HIV Blues 04:00

09 - Milano Bound 02:28

10 - It's Stinky 03:15

11 - Goin' To Rio 05:46

12 - 32-20 02:38

13 - I'm Evil 03:35

14 - Ain't No Justice 03:07

15 - Raggety And Dirty 04:31

16 - African Soup Bone 03:01





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Five Mile Smile 2018 The Truth About Dogs and Wolves



Five Mile Smile where first formed as a 3 piece 2000 in Belfast Northern Ireland, they play extensively around Ireland for the next 3 years, and recorded some well received songs such as Long Road Out. In 2003 the band mutually decided to call it a day.

In 2014 they met up through Facebook, and decided to get back together, initially for fun, but soon started working on new material, as well as small private gigs. After a few weeks their first new Song "Call to Arms" was recorded. It revived a lot of airplay, and positive reviews. A year later they where a 2 piece band, but continued to make strong music with songs like "Working Man" and “Drinkin All Day". Now it's the bands 4th year since reforming, their latest song "This Is Not A Drill" has just been recorded. This song, along with the old material is available on Bandcamp.



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Monday, February 26, 2018

Sauce Boss 2010 Hot 'n' Heavy (LL)





Genre: Blues
Rate: 263 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:39:51
Size: 74,64 MB

United States

Album Notes

Hot 'N Heavy is Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton’s eleventh CD of his own swampy slide guitar blues. Drummer Justin Headley, and tag team bass players, Robert “Freightrain” Parker, and David “Biscuit” Miller provide a slammin’ bottom, making this album, by far, the heaviest yet. Biscuit Miller has played with Lonnie Brooks for decades. Freightrain did a long stint with Florida Harp icon, Rock Bottom.

Tracklist:

01 - Marquis De Swamp 04:49

02 - Rusty Blues 03:14

03 - Get Naked And Surf 02:02

04 - Okra 01:02

05 - Lonesome Rider 02:54

06 - That's How It Feels 04:01

07 - Gonna Be All Right 03:09

08 - Don't Know How To Tell You 05:12

09 - Hot Sauce 00:34

10 - Crazy Bout Ya Baby 02:29

11 - Andouille 01:00

12 - Old Dog Eared Copy 02:47

13 - Hot 'n Heavy 02:42

14 - Chicken In The Gumbo 01:12

15 - Somewhere Down The Road 02:44





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Cephas & Wiggins 2000 From Richmond To Atlanta





Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:53:55
Size: 98,75 MB

United States

Review by Al Campbell

From Richmond to Atlanta collects selections from Cephas & Wiggins' three Flying Fish albums recorded between 1984 and 1992, Dog Days of August, Guitar Man, and Flip, Flop and Fly. Guitarist John Cephas and harmonica man Phil Wiggins have been playing acoustic Piedmont-inspired blues together for enthusiastic audiences for over three decades. This 12-song set captures an engaging mixture of ragtime, Delta, country, gospel, and folk originals and classics.

Tracklist:

01 - Dog Days Of August 05:16

02 - No Lovin' Baby Now 03:26

03 - Brownsville 06:09

04 - Roberta 04:52

05 - Black Cat On The Line 04:19

06 - Police Dog Blues 03:43

07 - I Saw The Light 04:14

08 - Cherry Ball 05:30

09 - The Backbiter 04:10

10 - Richmond Blues 05:31

11 - Evil Twin Blues 03:29

12 - Blue Day Blues 03:16





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The Alabama Lovesnakes 2009 Cobra Dance (LL)



Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 290 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:21:39
Size: 43,03 MB

Sweden

Punk ass Blues from Sweden.

Tracklist:

01 - Someone Like You 04:05

02 - Hey, Hey Baby! 03:43

03 - Wild About You 02:37

04 - Funny No More 03:04

05 - Something For The Pain 04:38

06 - Cobra Dance 03:32





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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Mike Morgan & The Crawl 2004 Live In Dallas





Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:06:41
Size: 152,51 MB

United States

Review by Hal Horowitz

Sadly, the majority of Mike Morgan and the Crawl's catalog remains out of print -- his eight releases for the defunct Black Top label had not, as of mid-2004, been reissued -- which leaves him with only one studio disc available. To get some of his earlier music back in the marketplace, Morgan takes the songs to a live setting, resulting in Live in Dallas, recorded at one June 1, 2002 show in his hometown. It's a representative overview of the artist's strengths (solid if not terribly distinctive guitar work) and weaknesses (pleasant but unmemorable vocals) with what seems to be little post-show sweetening. A few of Morgan's originals sound suspiciously like covers ("Cause I Love You" is a ringer for Slim Harpo's "Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu"), but he does resurrect some interesting covers, like Elmore James' "12 Year Old Boy."

While his solos and approach aren't unique, he puts on an impressive and occasionally fiery performance, free of the grandstanding typical of most contemporary blues guitar slingers. Slightly hampering the recording is somewhat muddy sound that dulls the set's edge. It makes for a characteristic album from a talented if not especially distinctive bluesman doing what he does best in front of appreciative fans. Live in Dallas doesn't, however, surpass or replace his rugged and extensive Black Top work, much of it with former vocalist/harpist Lee McBee, which remains the best way to hear Morgan at the top of his game.

Tracklist:

01 - One Of A Kind 06:31

02 - Frankie's Blues 03:35

03 - Mother-In-Law Blues 05:49

04 - Cause I Love You 08:17

05 - Blues For Al & Peg 09:03

06 - You Know 04:41

07 - Twelve Year Old Boy 07:44

08 - The Wino Song (Pt. 1&2) 03:14

09 - Help Me Baby 07:03

10 - Those Lonely, Lonely Nights 04:57

11 - Shame, Shame, Shame 05:47





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Sunset Heights feat. Vince Converse 2007 Recorded Live At Fitzgeralds (LL)





Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 226 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:43:47
Size: 72,04 MB

United States

Live reunion CD of Sunset Heights featuring Vince Converse. Recommended if you like Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Rory Gallagher.

Tracklist:

01 - Opening Intro 01:00

02 - Intro 00:22

03 - Say What 05:00

04 - Missing You 07:45

05 - Room Full Of Mirrors 06:28

06 - Equality 04:19

07 - Flood In Houston 08:38

08 - Movin' On 04:48

09 - Dust My Broom 05:27





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