Κυριακή, 19 Απριλίου 2009

Demian Band - Bull Blues

Demian Dominguez, blues and rock guitar player and singer, born in march 18 th 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he professionally dedicated to music since when he was only 12.
A age 15 he had been the supporting artist for Jimmie Vaughan, Los Lobos, Ry Rogers at Huracan Stadium in Buenos Aires, in the tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, having a excellents critics.
With his band runs Buenos Aires’ scene, he shared stage with renowend musicians such as Alejandro Lerner, Ricardo Mollo (Divididos), Jorge Pinchevsky, Pappo, Willy Quiroga (Vox Dei), Alejandro Medina (Manal), Hector Starc, Walter Sidoti (Patricio Rey y Los Redonditos De Ricota), etc.In 1996 the General San Martin Theatre of Buenos Aires, Argentinagave him an important award for his “Contribution to Blues”.
In 2005 recording in Barcelona of his third album “Bull Blues”, edited for Amphora Records, with Tito Bonacera bass and Danyman Navarro drumsand guest Luciano Matias piano and Xavi Reija drums.

01. Demian con e!
02. Madrugada
03. ¿Donde estás?
04. La vida pesa en oro lo que da
05. Media vida
06. Little wing
07. Rude mood
08.Tarde nunca será
09. Lejos
10. Destino escrito
11. Sigo (en el camino del blues)
12. La voz de mi guitarra
13. Siempre vuelvo a ti
14. A contraviento

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Πέμπτη, 16 Απριλίου 2009

Ronnie Earl - Ronnie Earl & Friends

Guitarist Ronnie Earl (born Ronald Horvath) was born March 10, 1953, in New York City, but later moved to Boston. In 1975, while attending a Muddy Waters concert, he was so moved by what he heard that he decided to learn the guitar and dedicate himself to mastering the blues tradition. He was soon playing in clubs in and around the Boston area as well as backing various blues artists on tour. He claims that his main influences were T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Magic Sam, and Robert Jr. Lockwood. In 1980, he replaced Duke Robillard in Roomful of Blues and worked with that band for eight years, helping to take the band to national acclaim. In the 1980s, Earl recorded three solo albums with his band the Broadcasters that were very well received: Smokin', (Black Top, 1983) They Call Me Mr. Earl (Black Top, 1984), and I Like It When It Rains (Antone's, 1990). Earl left Roomful of Blues in 1988 and continues to perform and record. His intense guitar style, somewhat in the style of T-Bone Walker, has made him one of the most respected young players in the business - much in demand as a backup musician for recording dates.--Michael Erlewine, All Music Guide

1. All Your Love
2. Rock Me Baby
3. I'll Take Care Of You / Lonely Avenue
4. Mighty Fine Boogie
5. One More Mile
6. Bad Boy
7. Twenty-Five Days
8. No More
9. Last Night
10. New Vietnam Blues
11. Marie
12. Blue and Lonesome
13. Looking Good

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Κυριακή, 5 Απριλίου 2009

The Blues Right Off - Our Blues Bag (1970) RARE

An incredibly rare album, Our blues bag changes hands for princely sums. It was privately pressed in 500 copies and housed in a cloth bag that was silkscreened with the band's and record name, and also contained a lithographic print by venetian artist Vittorio Basaglia.
No counterfeit exists, nor foreign reissues.
This not a review as such, it's info as to this crazy album & how it came about. Having peddled early demos to record companies in Italy and getting a flat "no thanks" at every turn, we decided to record and release on our own what became "Our Bluesbag". The cover is hand-printed (!!) by famous Venetian artist Vittorio Basaglia, inside a jute sac with an album title stencil and the final vinyl album was done in 500 copies... mine was lost years ago in a fire, though. The recording was done by Ermanno Velludo, one of those guys gifted with Golden Ears - he was to us what George Martin was for The Beatles, and a de facto fifth member of The Blues Right Off. We did it all in about 2 days, a lot of it being "first takes". Essentially, it is a live album, done in a painter's studio and not a proper recording studio! It rates 5 stars for our determination of "going against the grain" and for Ermanno's incredible sonic result. All the material is home-grown - no covers here. We sold copies on the street in Venice and at concerts and that "ultra-rare" tag is correct as it wasn't distributed through shops. We later found out that "Our Bluesbag" is now a legendary album and also expensive to get, if you can get one! If you're interested in more about those obscure days in Italy, check the site italianprog.com - under Artists/B there's more Blues Right Off info... In retrospect, it's kinda strange as to Italian "firsts" we accumulated:first "location studio" recording / releasefirst home-grown release / own-distribution in Italy first hand-made / hand-printed coverfirst Blues album in Italy Ermanno still has original tapes but we've resisted so far to re-release anything. So for those who haven't had the possibility to listen to the music here's a short description:it's a bit like John Mayall, vocally, as I haven't got a nasty, deep & growling voice - also, I figured that I wasn't exactly born in some Black US ghetto being Danish and very white in terms of looks. A song like "Born On The Highway" is about being a truckdriver going from coast to coast across the USA, endlessly. Another one is about the "Black Angel" of Berlin, then in the news. It's an attempt at having the Blues - anyone can "have the Blues" - you don't need to be Black, in other words. Claes Cornelius - on behalf of The Blues Right Off

01 One Mint Julie
02 Rushing Wish
03 Black Angel
04 Love's Gonna Show Up Someday
05 Leaving My Hometown
06 Born On The Highway
07 Miss D

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Otis Grand - Hipster Blues

It has taken the big fella over two years to get this new CD onto the racks. Pressing family responsibilities took him over the pond to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where the local blues scene was in decline but he managed to give it a boot up the rear and also soak up the sound unique to the Carolinas – beach music. In areas like Myrtle Beach the rhythms of 1950s r&b and 1960s dance-based tunes are still to be heard. The classic blues originals and beach music sowed the seed for the CDthat became 'Hipster Blues'.

1 Three Time Loser
2 Slo-Mo-Shun
3 I'm Glad To Go
4 Never Raise My Hand
5 Overdrive
6 Mooki Sooki (Sleepwalk)
7 Every Girl I See
8 Satan's Blues
9 Nutcracker Rock
10 Gordon's Complaint
11 Hipster Blues No.5
12 Guitar Lovin' Blues
13 The Memphis Push
14 Sad Blues (For Peter Green)

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Al Kooper - Rekooperation

The best of all of Al Kooper's studio albums, Rekooperation is a mostly instrumental album, on which the artist (playing organ and piano, and occasional guitar) and a band including Jimmy Vivino, Harvey Brooks, and Fred Walcott, among others, roar and pound their way through a baker's dozen of R&B, rock & roll, and soul classics. Everything from chestnuts like "Soul Twist," "Honky Tonk," "Johnny B. Goode," "Clean Up Woman," and " "Don't Be Cruel" to originals such as "Downtime" and "Alvino Johnson's Shuffle," without a notable gap in quality between them, are included -- and the one vocal number, "I Wanna Little Girl," contains one of the finest singing performances that Kooper has ever turned in on record (but is also played so well, that it would work as an instrumental too). In many ways, this recording is a distant cousin to Blood, Sweat & Tears' Child Is Father to the Man, and was his first attempt at leading a band since that 1968 venture, which was sort of fitting since it led to Soul of a Man, Kooper's live-in-concert career retrospective album, the next time out. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

01. Downtime
02. After The Lights Go Down Low
03. When The Spell Is Broken
04. How 'My Ever Going To Get Over You
05. Sneakin Round The Barnyard
06. Soul Twist-Ed
07. Lookin' For Clues
08. Honky Tonk
09. Clean Up Woman
10. Don't Be Cruel
11. Alvino Johnson's Shuffle
12. Johnny B. Goode
13. I Wanna Little Girl

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Roy Buchanan - Live In Japan

Live in Japan (2003) is said to have been Roy Buchanan's favorite of all his platters, and ironically, it was never issued stateside. However, as word spread, the title became an essential addition to his discography. Fact is that it may have never come out at all, had there not been a loophole in Buchanan's contract with former label Polydor, giving them control over his non-North American output. Joining the guitarist for his 1977 tour of Japan are John Harrison (bass), Malcolm Lukens (keyboards), and Byrd Foster (drums/vocals). They are likewise the core contributors to Buchanan's most recent studio effort, A Street Called Straight (1976), though no tracks from the album are represented here. Instead, the set consists of recent collaborations, definitive cover versions, and a few seminal Buchananclassics. The immaculate fidelity immediately separates Live in Japan from most other releases in his canon. The enthusiastic yet typically reserved Japanese audience is first treated to a laid-back and stretched-out reading of Booker T. & the MG's' "Soul Dressing." The backing trio provide a rock-solid bed for Buchanan's sinuous interjections and spacious melody lines. "Sweet Honey Dew" is a perfect vehicle for some incendiary string shredding, although the actual tune is somewhat of a derivation of a standard blues riff. Perhaps more fitting is the rousing rendition of Larry Williams' "Slow Down," uncovering the nimble accuracy accompanying the sonic kick in Buchanan's piercing fret work. Contrasting this is the lengthy jam on "Blues Otani," as the ensemble ably improvise in and around the guitarist. Live in Japan concludes with an intimate and affective "Sweet Dreams," which may well have been the artist's unofficial anthem, as his unique interpretation undoubtedly made it a signature piece. If you own but one concert recording of Buchanan, let it be this one, as you will not be disappointed. ~ Lindsay Planer, All Music Guide

1. Soul Dressing
2. Sweet Honey Dew
3. Hey Joe
4. Slow Down
5. Lonely Days Lonely Nights
6. Blues Otani
7. My Baby Says She's Gonna Leave Me
8. Sweet Dreams

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Παρασκευή, 3 Απριλίου 2009

Robben Ford & The Ford Blues Band - A Tribute To Paul Butterfield

1. Screamin'
2. One More Heartache
3. Last Hopes Gone
4. Good Morning Little Schoogirl
5. No Amount Of Loving
6. Mary Mary
7. Work Song
8. In My Own Dream
9. Buddy's Advice
10. All These Blues
11. Tollin' Bells
12. Everything's Gonna Be Alright

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