Impossible to define by genre, Red Baraat creates a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. You need to hear them to believe them. Amoeba Music is back at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the Mini-Amoeba tent full of CDs and vinyl, t-shirts, books, posters, and spectacular signings with some of the shining stars of this year's festival line-up.
Every day of the festival September 19 - 21 brings a new and exciting schedule of talent to our tent. It was Cecile's Monterey Jazz Fest debut, but she is well-known to the fans who flocked to the Mini-Amoeba for her signing for her unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions.
She also composes music and lyrics, which she sings in English, French, and Spanish. Syro is the first new album by Richard D. James in 13 years and is one of the most anticipated new releases this fall.
While you're soaking in the new album at our listening parties, be sure to pick up some free Aphex Twin goodies while supplies last, of course. Syro is also available for pre-order here on Amoeba. Avi Buffalo has the feel of an old school indie rock band that's been around for years.
When they took the stage at Amoeba Hollywood Sept. Of course, there are a few tell-tale signs of the Long Beach-born band's relative age—namesly, Zahner-Isenberg's boyish falsetto, sneaking naughty bits into otherwise mature-sounding songs "my boner pressed up to your chest," it at least sounds like he sings over tasteful country-rock jangle on "Memories of You". Off-color moments like this are scattered throughout the excellent At Best Cuckoldwhich has a more demure feel than its self-titled predecessor but whose lyrics are riddled with strange characters and surreal moments.
I caught up with Zahner-Isenberg to talk about At Best Cuckoldreleased four years after its predecessor, and his recording process in general. There was a pretty decent gap between the first album and this one. Were you always working on the album a little bit at a time during that period?
Did you need a break after the first album and all the touring and festivals you did? The exhibition, which began last week, will stay open through Oct.
The opening of the exhibition featured a performance by Robert Glasper. Check out some more stunning photos of the exhibition and the pop-up shop below photos by Ralf Strathmann :. Sonos Studio is at N. La Brea. It still feels savage in a weird way. Taiga is out Oct. Hear the track over at The Fader. Banks himself directed the video. Check it out below:. Amoeba will be on hand with a booth and our prize wheelso come by and say hello!
Headlining the music portion of the event will be soul singer Jimetta Rosewho is not only an incredibly talented soul singer but is a former Amoeba employee! The band hails from Washington D. Needless to say, D-Plan have been influenced by an array of great artists and it definitely shows up in their songs. On stage they employ Album) energy performances with a little punk angst to get mosh pits swirling.
The D-Plan also give way to synth-pop nuances that show their dance music influences. Who can blame them? Washington D. After a decade of recording and touring, The Dismemberment Plan broke up inbut reunited for a few charity shows in The new record is packed with 10 cuts that give fans some of what they already love about The D-Plan and showcase the growth that has occured in the span of over a decade.
What I will do instead is far more frivolous purposes -- that is list the best Scottish bands of all time. The sound of the record finds Worden singing over playful orchestrations, wielding her operatically trained voice slowly like a great and powerful weapon.
When asked how and when the song came about, Azeem answered, "When a subconscious burst of clarity lands like a cement block and announces itself as a superior truth from beyond, one must be prepared. This was no ordinary moment. I knew I was onto something. These groups inspired people and showed a coolness in unity. They worked hard and paid their dues while the world watched them make mistakes and grow. Today the mainstream is filled by only solo artist media manipulations serving as temporary stars and idols.
Continue reading Come out and start Folsom weekend early! Get your tickets HERE. Kevin Seconds founded and fronted the legendary 7 Seconds punk rock band in the early '80s. The straight edge group is one of the longest running bands from the early California punk scene. After signing record deals and releasing several albums with 7 Seconds, Kevin kickstarted a solo career in opening for Dramarama. Backed by a percussion player and a backup singer his wifeSeconds expertly delivered his well-crafted songs.
Watch him perform "My Recollection" off of Off Stockton below or watch the full set here. Sad news for fans of legendary and influential Kiwi rock bands The Chills and The Clean : as reported yesterday by New Zealand music blog Off the Tracksthe founding member of both bands Peter Gutteridge died over the weekend. No cause of death has been reported so far. According to Flying Nunhe was in his early fifties. The prolific Gutteridge, who coincidentally just in the past month made his first visit to the US for a concert in Brooklyn, only recorded one solo album, Purewhich was initially released in by Xpressway as a cassette tape but was re-released late last year by Records on vinyl and CD.
It was this album that he drew extensively from during his recent US concert. Below is a track off Gutteridge's sole solo album Pure. Their means of survival is, like capitalism or the culture industry, to consume qua incorporation all the different beings and materials they find across the universe into their own genetic history, making the new more of the same.
Use it all up and move on. Lilith chooses the symbolic immortality of humanity by helping her fellow Terrans accept the idea of humanity becoming one more admixture to the collective genetic memory of the Oankali.
It aired back on November 18, on several pirate stations I was on when the beloved hip-hop artist, who died on September 4, in a car crash while returning from a fishing trip, was readying for the then-upcoming release of I. In the interview, Cougnut talks about such things as the production and guests on the 13 track album focusing on tracks such as "Shinin' Star" one of a few he personally produced on that LP and the ever-engaging album track "Public Execution," which he relayed was the "story of when I was locked down and my celly who is never getting out He's on life with no parole Saturday, September 13th.
The Dopplereffekt side is dreamy, filmic electro with some gorgeous string swells. It's excellent, as you would expect. Objekt's contribution is similarly widescreen, surprisingly incorporating a bit of glitch and ambient into the electro bounce. Buy Hypnagogia 12". For an artist who was essentially just releasing her first LP, Jhene Aiko certainly came across as a star when she performed at Amoeba Hollywood Sept. Still, despite her apparent rolodex of big-name artists, Aiko herself has remained curiously in the shadows.
Until now, that is. That seemed just fine with the line of fans who stretched around the block at Amoeba for the chance to see her:. The line for JheneAiko is down the block at Amoeba Hollywood! SouledOut pic.
OK, we can officially get excited for the new Deerhoof album. Another cool track from the band Meatbodies, who are newly signed to In the Red and release their The Nearness Of You - The Jazz Giants (2) - Concert In Sweden 1972 (Vinyl, LP) album Oct.
Yay to this. Treasure Island Music Festivalthat magical musical weekend in the bay on you guessed it Treasure Island, returns October 18th - 19th!
Don't miss the festival's spectacular foot Century Ferris Wheel, surrounded by an eclectic mix of interactive art installations Burning Fire - Arthur Conley - People Sure Act Funny (Vinyl) roaming performers.
Tickets are on sale now! Starting September 30th, enter to win a pair of VIP passes to this amazing two-day festival right here on Amoeba. Known for his off kilter antics, Mac Demarco could easily be confused for a left field comedian. Often dubbed as "slacker" rock, Mac DeMarco is anything but. At just 23 years old he has released three full-length albums, with his most recent being the 11 track Salad Days Captured Tracks.
After a year and a half on tour promoting his first two releases, DeMarco set up shop in his apartment in Bed-Stuy, New York to record the new album. Salad Days finds DeMarco taking a more personal approach to storytelling with several songs based on his relationship with long-term girlfriend, Kiera McNally. He also finds a copy of the American animated post-apocalyptic fantasy film, Wizards. The story is about two wizards who use magic and industrial technology to battle against each other on earth.
It's like watching a movie on shrooms, but without the shrooms. Aphex Twin — Syro. The Internet pretty much exploded when Richard D. James announced Syroand with good reason. Will this be the project that lifts the post- Room on Fire curse from Julian Casablancas?
Calling all record fiends and local label enthusiasts! With his droll sense of humor and his whimsical stream-of-consciousness descriptions of each item, he had the audience chuckling and bidding. The more they chuckled, the higher they bid. The Beatles. Maybe you've heard of them The deadpan delivery and ongoing ironies made for a highly entertaining afternoon.
The sheer brilliance in his introduction of a Lynyrd Skynyrd wall tapestry As Tim slyly delivered up each item and shared memories, I wondered how many of the kids in the audience took his recounting as gospel. It was all in good fun for a good cause! Dragnet's network, NBCoffered several more twists on the genre. Confessionwas a fascinating and too-short-lived criminal procedural that dramatized true crimes from the perspectives of the convicted.
I was intrigued. Particularly when that steady beat comes in about a minute in, this thing is intense. California-born psychedelic pop band Foxygen have unveiled another song from the upcoming … And Star Power album due Oct. Great, gloriously wasted stuff. Then that ending …. This summer Bob Mould stopped by Amoeba Hollywood to play a short but raucous set for a packed room.
The singer-songwriter's musical career began in when he formed Husker Dua legendary punk rock band that would influence the likes of the Pixies and Nirvana. Inhe formed the alternative rock band Sugarwhich would become his most commercially successful project.
Four years later, Mould returned to the stage as a solo artist once more. Mould performed to a packed house at Amoeba Hollywood on release day, tearing through songs at a fast and furious pace. RSVP here. Their debut album, Voyagewas released this year and kicks several asses. Find out more about the school here. Opening night is at 8 p. Amoeba is proud to be a sponsor of this event. His work has been shown at galleries and museums around the globe to the point that Colver is considered one of the premier punk photographers.
Our next one takes place Sept. What do punk rockers do when their band goes on hiatus after decades of touring and recording? They start another band, duh. After releasing a self-titled debut inOFF! It's the very stuff that punk rock is made of. The entire album is 23 minutes long, reminding us that Keith Morris is still very much a punk rocker with no signs of softening up.
You can catch OFF! Showtime's critically acclaimed "Masters of Sex" follows Dr. Louis, Missouri in the late s and early '60s. It's limited to one per customer. Keep coming back every Wednesday to Amoeba. They've also been garnering attention with new audiences care of Killer Mike's recent guest appearance on CNN, speaking out on the grander implications of the Michael Brown Slide - Boxx (3) - Digital Funk (CD in Ferguson see video below.
But thankfully, the band has decided to record a new album, their first in 13 years, to go along with their recently announced Neutral Milk Hotel tour. Overjoyed is brilliant, teaming with the energy of a band half the age of the Fair brothers. The late, great Sleater-Kinney will get the remaster and re-release treatment Oct.
All seven albums also will be remastered and re-released separately on LP and CD the same day, according to Pitchfork. Mary Lambert is good at two things: crying and singing. The collection of songs, released inestablished Mary as a formidable Seattle artist and caught the attention of local hip-hop duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewiswith whom she wrote and sang the same-sex rights anthem "Same Love.
In many ways, Lambert isn't your typical major-label pop artist. Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word performers, she is a brutally candid writer who deals directly in her art with such past traumas as being raised in a strict Pentecostal household, abusing drugs and alcohol before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, surviving a gang rape at 17, and being molested repeatedly by her father as a child.
Concert Tickets for Sale at Amoeba Hollywood September Posted by AmoebiteSeptember 1, pm Post a Comment Amoeba Hollywood regularly sells tickets to local shows, with the added bonus of charging low service fees if you are into saving money and who isn't really? We take cash and credit cards for all ticket sales. Store credit and coupons cannot be applied to ticket sales. Limit 4 tickets per person. Please note that on the day of the show, we will stop Infra-red - Placebo - Meds (CD, Album) tickets for that show at 5pm.
Featured Posts. New "What's In My Bag? Posted by AmoebiteSeptember 30, pm Post a Comment. African wildcats in the wild image source: Seasons in Africa. Eventually cats moved were promoted from rodent catcher to household members and even divine beings. Cats were famously mummified and afforded dignified by human standards burials in Egypt.
In a farmer discovered a tomb outside Beni Hasan which contained the mummies of about 80, cats and some other animals.
Neolithic grave with a human and a cat left and mummified Egyptian cats right. The reverence afforded to cats in ancient North Africa probably strikes most humans today as excessive and strange. It seems a bit rich to me when coming from people who think nothing of eating a fishbirdcowor pig.
Top Ten Snoop Dogg Collaborations. Posted by BillyjamSeptember 30, pm Post a Comment. Love him or hate him you can't avoid him. Snoop Dogg is everywhere at all times it seems. Whether the Long Beach CA artist born Calvin Broaduswho began his rap career a quarter of a century ago, is in the studio or on stage somewhere Snoop Dogg is an ever present, highly visible pop culture figure.
Meanwhile his studio output is a non stop laundry list of releases that boasts countless collaborations with anyone from indie rappers to pop stars. A couple of weeks ago I heard the new track he collaborated with Bay Area female vocalist Goapele on a remix of the Oakland singer's disco-throwback styled single "Hey Boy".
Then over the weekend I was reading somewhere that he recently confirmed that he's got a collaborative full length project in the works with Pharrell with whom he has done one off tracks with before including the hit single "Drop It Like It's Hot". White Women is out now. Watch the booty-shakin' video below:. Posted by BillyjamSeptember 29, am Post a Comment. The albums have been remastered by Led Zep guitarist Jimmy Pagewho had this to say in a press release: "The Rain Song" is the sort of piece of music that Led Zeppelin could approach and do so successfully and so masterfully.
Posted by KellsSeptember 28, pm Post a Comment. Go see Once and Future Band. Buy their record at Amoeba. Posted by BillyjamSeptember 28, pm Post a Comment.
The above top five is the latest from the Hollywood Amoeba Music store where yesterday the hip-hop cassette section saw a noticeable increase in interest since, along with the other two Amoebas and other record shops, yesterday Cassette Store Day was being celebrated.
A R ecord Store Day styled day geared for cassette tapes - the format is of special interest to hip-hop since tapes are so embedded in the culture of hip-hop from the deep rooted mix-tapes culture to actual hip-hop releases only on cassette, to once highly coveted dubbed copies of pioneering days hip-hop radio shows.
Arthur, Ekman, Marquis Hawkes and more! Arthur Test Pressing 1 12" Test Pressing 2 12" Test Pressing Ok, so the story is these were found in some Chicago warehouse, but these don't sound like '90s cuts to these ears. Posted by BillyjamSeptember 25, pm Post a Comment. The Making of the new album by Nu-Mark and Tre. The new album will remind in parts of the Pharcyde too. You can hear that and check out the lyrics below: Continue reading Here are some releases to look for … — Massive Cauldron of Chaos An early release by black metal greats !
Posted by AmoebiteSeptember 24, pm Post a Comment. Posted by BillyjamSeptember 24, am Post a Comment. Hear the song, that is found on such collections as The Best of Billie Holidayabove in homemade slide show video of NYC over the decades. Speaking of weather and NYC the big event here over the past weekend was the huge Climate Change March that attracted depending on which news source you can believe anywhere from a quarter of a million toparticipants.
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After years of saying "no" to reunions, Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reunited in and recorded Songs for Slima five-song covers EP to go to medical care for Dunlap, who suffered a severe stroke in The band's incredible original run incldued such classics as Tim and Let it Be. The new band also includes drummer Josh Freese and guitarist guitarist Dave Minehand. One Album Wonders: The Smoke's It's Smoke Time. Here is an additional edition of my series of great, mostly obscure, one album wonders.
In the album era roughly the mid- s until the mid- sthe album was the dominant format of recorded music expression and consumption. It seems that most musicians from that era, if able to scrape together the funds for the recording of one studio album, generally returned with at least one more.
Some, like Sun Rasomehow released more albums than I've had hot dinners. Even most excellent bands, in my opinion, would have done well to find something other to do with their time rather than keep making records after their fifth album or twelfth year although there is the Go-Betweens Exception. The following acts mostly date from the Golden Age of the LP -- and yet were unable or unwilling, in all cases, to record more than one.
One Album Wonders: Candyflip's Madstock The Continuing Adventures of Days Of Old - B.B. King - B.B. King: Birth Of A Legend (CD) Fish. One Album Wonders: Jet's Jet. SIDE 1 1. Posted by BillyjamSeptember 22, am Post a Comment. Posted by BillyjamSeptember 21, pm Post a Comment.
This is latest in a string of videos and public statements promoting Meat Free Mondays by the Beatle who has been a champion of this cause sincewhen with his two daughters he first launched the campaign and its accompanying websitethat is interrelated with the issue of global warming. By promoting the notion of going meatless on Mondays it in turn would help reduce peoples' collective carbon footprint.
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This material's been culled from recordings made between and and Slide - Boxx (3) - Digital Funk (CD the gamut from spliffed-up electro dancehall, distorted ' Mo Wax style experiments and most notably "Done Piano Mix ", a chilled out psychedelic piano house with some odd dub screech around the edges and nonchalant raps up top.
That's the one! Buy Rock My Tempo 12". Pittman's status as a distant third or fourth chair has lessened recently, mainly due to his reputation for joyful Detroit beatdown DJ sets.
As such, it doesn't come as a complete surprise that he's turned in an ace boogie-funk 45, though the contrast with his previous stripped-down machine funk is notable. The groove is unstoppable, walking synth bass with just a bit of a techno pulse. John Cannon comes correct as well with a slower, sexy synth jam. The Underground Understands 12".
These records are cool. They look like they sound, no-frills midwest dancefloor heat, faceless and functional. There are soulful vocals, with a bit of jazzy blues guitar. The B3 work of Dale Grisa shines. It could have been a tune from the old Chief Records days. This one is just the 4 piece band, with none of the other supporting musicians.
There are lots of blues styles here. Each tune stands alone, and shows a knowledge of different types of blues and a bit of other American music.
The music is well done, and really nothing in the showoff category of playing. The production work is crisp, and there is attention to detail. I like this one a great deal, and hope to see him live one day.
Keep an eye open for Latini on tour, and pick up this fine CD. Reviewed by Mark Nelson. He was heavily involved in their last 3 releases. This release is their 13th. The leader is Professor Louie Aaron Hurwitz who sings and plays keys and accordion. The musical style mixes blues, rock and other Americana influences. The tunes are mostly covers, with only 5 originals on this CD. The band slowed it down just a bit and used the organ on it, but nothing new here.
Josh Colow and Michael Falzarano add some guitar work to this tune. It is a pretty good tune. It is a keyboard instrumental with Miss Marie adding some whistling. Platania shows his licks, with solid piano from the Professor. On the 7th cut the band tackles a tune from the prolific Jimmy McCracklin. This one was written by the great Big Bill Broonzy.
The cover of B. The song is much more a piano tune than a King guitar tune, though his original had keys and horns in prominent positions. In the blues heroes round up that this CD is, it is great to hear some Jimmy Reed. The Professor put together a fine version.
Naturally there is more keys than guitar on this version. Miss Marie handles the vocals on this slightly slower version of the Chicago blues classic. After that it is a mid tempo blues song. Overall this is a pleasing CD. There are many covers, but they are giving a different feel than they usually get. This is a veteran band that knows what they are doing. Being recorded live in the studio adds to the feel of the music.
Give it a listen. This is now the 7th release by Big Bill Morganfield. Big Bill grew up in Florida, away from his famous father Muddy Waters.
His early life included college, earning degrees from Tuskegee University and one Auburn University. He sounds like his father, and the resemblance is both physical and in his performance style. The release contains only 4 originals, but the covers are pretty cool. At times he plays old style, and at others, he merges with the hip hop style. There are some special guests too!.
It is a slower swampy blues tune. Colin Linden and Eddie Taylor Jr. Big Bill is joined by Steve. Guyger harmonica and Bob Margolin guitar on this fast paced Chicago blues favorite. Bartek Szopinski shows his piano chops on this one. This tune is a tribute to his Mother who passed away recently. Linden and Taylor Jr. I really like this tune, done in the slower paced Jimmy Reed style.
This tune penned by Big Bill is a rocking success. There is some New Orleans in this one, Slide - Boxx (3) - Digital Funk (CD. Augie Myers adds piano to the cut. Big Bill wrote this about a lover so good, that he kept her name a secret.
It is a nice blues shuffle. It is a hard firing faster blues tune. This is a really good tune. This tune gets a bit of a more modern styling. I did not remember this tune, but it certainly did enjoy it. It is a blues tune with a bit of hip hop electronics mixed into it. Bill played a part in the series also. The show deals with police brutality with Black youths in their community.
Overall this is a pretty solid release. Big Bill wants to reclaim the blues as American Black Music. I hope this release helps that dream. He will be at the Chicago Blues Festival this June. Everyone should go hear him honor his legacy, and put forth his modern agenda for the music we love.
Grab the CD and his other fine work too. If the gospel Infiziert - Callejón - Zombieactionhauptquartier (CD, Album) moves you, this one will make Blue Moon - Paula Cole - Ballads (Vinyl, LP, Album) feel good.
If you need a lot of blues, then this might not be your favorite. Lee Delray is a fine blues rock guitarist, playing mostly as a trio. He is joined by Scott Ward bass and Ken Conklin drums. He was born in Florida, but raised in New York. Over time he has played in all types of bands. His first release was in and this is his follow-up. I like that he wrote all but one of the cuts included here. Overall his big influences are the three kings Albert B. The production work that Delray did on this disc is crystal clear.
Landon Spradlin grew up in New Orleans, but migrated to the fine state of Virginia in Originally this music was recorded and released in It is being reissued some twenty years later. HE recorded the CD in England. Norman Barrett guitar and Dan Cutrona keys round out the main unit. Five of the 9 cuts are originals. Delray shows his fine slide work on this strong blues rock song.
This version has a strong city feel to it, and conversational interlude during the tune. Nicely done! There is even a bit of DJ record scratching too. It is part of an appeal to get younger fans. It might work. This is a strong guitar tune, and it stretches out to It is a Chicago blues mid tempo tune with some good guitar work. The song was written by Rev. At nearly 6 minutes, the band really let loose on this one.
The organ by Dan Cutrona adds a good feel to the tune. It has rock overtones, with a gospel feel. Despite a good vocal, I found the tune too stuck between the two genres.
It has strong southern influences. Memphis and B. It is a slow, strong blues tune. It is a pretty true to the original version. The R. It is a hot rock tune, with powerful guitar work.
It works pretty well. It has some interesting effects as you listen. I thought it a unique ending. This is another slower gospel ballad and is pretty good. This is my favorite track on the release.
The group really cuts loose. Overall this is a solid CD. I like that he is trying to influence the future of the blues. I would bet he has a strong live show too. There is something here for most all blues fans. Get out there and grab this one. You will enjoy it. Overall I find this much a gospel release than a blues CD.
Nothing wrong with that, but puts it to a bit different listening audience. For the most part it is pretty good. Spradlin pastors a church, so this is to be expected. I cannot locate. Studebaker John and the Maxwell Street Kings. Studebaker John with Mud Morganfield and others.
Grimaldi playing solo acoustic guitar and his harp. It was cool. He did some of his old stuff and many of the tunes from the new CD. I enjoyed it and the CD. If you want to visit with a different side of this great artist then pick this up. This review is for the Adelaide, Australia band Lazy Eye. It is their 5th recording 4 full lengths and 1 EP.
The band has been road warriors doing long tours in Australia. They were the representative at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis so that was another long trip. This music was cut live in the studio with a small group of fans in attendance. All of the cuts are written by the band. So, on to the music! The B3 is sharp in this mid tempo soulful tune. Erica Graf adds a fine solo at about into the tune.
Evan Whetter can handle the B3 very well. The guitar work of Erica Graf is quite tasty. As an instrumental, it is jazzier and easy on the ear. This one rocks out in a Bo way! The B3 work fits in better than I had thought it might. The band really jams and stretches it out on this tune at over 7 minutes.
For this tune Graf plays acoustic and Whetter grabs his harmonica. The get the delta acoustic groove going on for this song. They really pick up the pace on this one. Whetter jams on the B3 during this instrumental. The crowd applauds at the end. Overall this is very listenable. They did not get too jazzy, and offered up some variety in music. All of their music is available at Bandcamp, so go check it out.
I like to see people from all over the world enjoy blues. This group from South Australia appreciates the music, and tries to bring it to their home.
We all get to enjoy the recordings. Maybe they will be back to Memphis for the next awards shows. If so, check them out. If you have an adventurous music ear, seek this one out.
This was my first encounter with Jon Zeeman and this album is a solid effort with clean production and good playing from all involved. It is well worth checking out. Jon Zeeman is originally from New York state and now lives in Florida, where this album was recorded. Jon wrote eight of the songs here, one in conjunction with bassist and recording engineer Phil McArthur. The late Butch Trucks plays drums on two cuts, probably his final studio recordings.
They play some interesting instruments, including a cigar box strum stick Resa and a soprano ukulele and ukulele bass Jackie. All three sing and harmonize. Ralph Gordon plays some bass, Phil Wiggins is a guest on harp and vocals, and Sam Gleaves appears on banjo in addition to a few other guests. This is a very fine album of acoustic blues and folk music. This is a great acoustic blues CD from top to bottom. I had not had the opportunity to hear them before but now that I have and have heard this fine CD I will be looking out for them.
If you are a lover of acoustic blues, music in the Piedmont style or just some fine music done by a fantastic trio of roots musicians and their friends then look no further! I highly recommend this to you for a listen! That was all John needed to hear. He relocated from Manchester to London and began assembling what would become the Bluesbreakers.
After a rocky start, the ensemble became one of the most influential bands in the world of blues with a lineup that included Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce before they founded Cream and Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie before going off on their own as Fleetwood Mac.
Rounding out the sound are a horn section comprised of Ron Dziubla saxesMark Pender trumpet and Nick Lane trombone. The dream becomes Album) when Mayall reads the newspaper the next morning. Available through all major marketers Talk About That proves once again that Mayall is a musical treasure.
This is her 4th solo release. She plays in and around the Washington DC area. Her work has earned her 14 Washington Area Music. Awards Wammies. On this release she wrote 9 of the 11 songs, sings and plays guitar. So on to the music! It is a slow swampy blues tune.
The vocals are Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi styled. The drum and bass lay a solid beat. It is upbeat and adds a bit of brass. This tune would be great in a small club setting with Reese showing off her vocals.
Brian Simms joins on keys for this one. King in the mix. This is a good mid-tempo with good guitar work. There is a definite Bonnie Raitt similarity here, and that is fine. It is a softer tune, highlighting her vocals. This one will get the crowd up and dancing. There is some fine slide guitar to go with great drumming by Andy Hamburger. All the prior songs were written by Reese and the band. Tommy Lepson handles the keys very nicely on the recording. Overall they do a good job here.
This country acoustic ballad is quite a treat. Earle recorded it inbut Reese makes it hers with the really fine recording. This is a very solid recording.
It presented a variety of blues based music styles. The musicianship and singing are excellent. Reese has a strong, versatile voice, and plays a good guitar. The rest of the band is very good too. I am glad to hear Patty Reese, and hope I can come across her in a live setting one day soon. Go get this CD, and check out her other work on her website. You will not be disappointed. He has built a strong musical foundation, having worked with the unparalleled singer-songwriter Tom Russell, labeled as an Americana music writer, with his style incorporating elements of folk, rock, and the western music.
The video allows you to walk through the door of intrigue to capture the black and white snap shot of this riveting band from Norway and their brand of the blues, before the door closes to complete the тепло холода (Live). It is just one track from their last studio release, the critically acclaimed album Mo-Billy-T. In contrast to their previous album Mo-Billy-T, this latest release features a string section consisting of violins, viola and cello.
The album opens with the title track in all its glory with an award winning arrangement of music. Page 18 heard in this tune. Blended with those vocals are some tasty rock guitar licks on this track. So I joined a rock and roll band, seen the world through a haze of one night stands. With his fourth album Reckoning, it is obvious that the Billy T Band has established a very unique soulful blues style.
With his superb vocals and song writing prowess, Troiani is forging a name in the contemporary blues world. The band has always centered round the twin guitars of Mark Johnson and Tom Gray with Tom providing the lead vocals. Both men play slide and lap steel, Tom also playing keys where needed and harp on one cut.
The other band members are Franher Joseph on upright and electric bass and vocals and Marlon Patton on drums. Jon Liebman adds harp on one track and backing vocals are added to five songs by Kyshona Armstrong and Susannah Masarie.
A fine album with no weak tracks. Reviewed by John Mitchell. The West Coast blues genre was home to numerous jump blues artists, as many traveling bands of the s ended up moving to the West Slide - Boxx (3) - Digital Funk (CD. This California blues style that defined an entire piano-based and jazz-influenced genre has spawned generations of practitioners who still continue this tradition today.
The West Coast blues style is so influential that it now has no boundaries, with world-wide appeal outside the United States. I had the privilege to witness this first hand at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
I was able to hear one of most electrifying West Coast blues groups in the competition from the Netherlands, sent to represent the Dutch Blues Foundation. Detonics not only captured my attention as I was leaving Clubbut stopped me in my tracks. As a result, I was so mesmerized that I never left their short performance.
Detonics are guaranteed to shake those juke joints, entertaining you with stellar live performances and delivering their own brand of blistering jump blues, swing, and boogie woogie, with their roots still firmly planted in traditional West Coast blues. Memphis Slim to another level, with heavy influence of Albert Collins heard in the masterful guitar solos of Jeremy Aussems.
This tune is a perfect fit Detonics, allowing them to reach their potential as a very tight band. The Detonics arrangement featured more boogie woogie piano and stronger West Coast influenced Hollywood Fats style guitar. Kars delivers more soulful vocals with the Detonics rendition, in addition to more Albert Collins style guitar style solos. It was labeled by music historians as the first rock and roll recording, due to guitar riffs similar to the late great Chuck Berry.
Detonics tear into this historic milestone with a vengeance, capturing all those traditional Berry guitar riffs and producing a piano performance that will get your attention. This track alone should convince blues fans that the blues group, Detonics, is for real! The passion heard in the vocals, along with superb musicality, will touch your soul. You owe it to yourself to catch a live performance of this all-star band from The Netherlands if given an opportunity.
Live Evidence is a great representation of a band of seasoned veterans that have it together and deliver like no other blues band from Europe. We can only hope to see and hear more here in the USA in years to come. Reviewed by Rick Davis. Merle was playing the scene in Chicago in when Freddie King asked him to play with him. Buddy Guy and Junior wells were next in line for Merle who toured with them on a regular basis.
His own band Merle Perkins and the Percolators toured Hide And Smile - Won Ton Ton - Home (CD, Album) to and he now plays with many a Chicago artist.
His vocals are clean and well done and the sax and guitar solos are Basement. Two more major league sax and guitar solos are featured here.
The soulful, funky song is a load of fun and features Merle on vocals leading the charge. Big horn and guitar solos are cool here in this one. Five and a half minutes of drums might seem like a lot. I enjoyed it and my only wish is that there were even more songs on it! David Avery and DeWayne Chandler add lush backing vocals to four songs. One of the problems with live discs is that some of the blowing can go over the top and, for this reviewer, the over.
This is a solid disc worthy of your interest despite the slight reservation about the wilder sax solos. These guys do a smashingly good job and are a tight band. Next up we have Francine Reed who sings with Scott on the title track.
The McCrary Sisters back Ramminger here with a gritty performance. Nice organ solo work and a guitar solo add to this one. Vocals, guitar and sax share the spotlight in this well done and soulful number. Sax, guitar and organ get solos— another good cut! Another trio of solos as before with heavy horns is featured here. Later, Torkanowsky adds a piano solo which takes us out and closes an overall fun and exciting album. Great horn work, solid vocals and guitar, well done keys, star powered backing vocals and a pro backline make for a superb sound and a really well done album.
I enjoyed the songs top to bottom and Ramminger delivered on each! Well done and well worth trying out! His live shows highlight his dynamic stage presence, super-tight band, and a wealth of original songs that range from downhome blues to fervent ballads.
Breaking out his harmonica, the singer punctuates the title track with potent wails while beseeching a woman to take a walk on the wild side.
He acknowledges the effort and sacrifices necessary to maintain a relationship over a horn-driven arrangement complete with a loopy guitar line. Llegó Con Tres Heridas tracks could have been part of Nemeth's previous project, the awardwinning Memphis Grease.
The track is brimming with the classic Hi Records sound, especially with Charles Hodges from the Hi Rhythm section on the Hammond organ. Nemeth tries to exorcise his pain, reflected in blasts from the horns while Hodges adds an additional layer of tension with well-placed organ swells. As they do through. Page 21 out the disc, the rhythm section of Matthew Wilson on bass and Danny Banks lay down a rock-solid foundation and guitarist Johnny Rhoades stokes the fire with shimmering fills.
You certainly can't go wrong with this one! Berklee School of Music graduate toured with Grammy winner Joe Louis Walker to great critical acclaim and then released her CD which was a hit with its blues, funk, soul and rock style.
She finished in the top three in the John Lennon Song Writing Competition and participated in the International Blues Challenge and shared the bill with many a music great. This new eleven song CD showcases her skills in songwriting and performing and draws from her life experience, balancing seriousness with fun in her lyrics and songs. Vanessa sings and does all the sax work. She also does flute, clavinet and other keyboards here and there along with some percussion.
TK Jackson also does organ on a track and backing vocals and Charles Hodges supplies keys for all the tracks, too. On guitar is none other than Laura Chavez, one of my favorite guitar players out there. There are 4 other guest musicians.
Collier wrote and arranged eight of the songs here. Haunting slide by Josh Roberts and cool keyboard work flesh this out nicely and Collier back herself on vocals. A piano solo by Hodges is a nice add and then Collier follows with one on sax. This is a good dancing song with a driving beat. Collier also concludes with a nice sax solo to take things to a conclusion.
She then takes O. Chavez lays out some nice licks and Brenda Jackson is also good on the organ backing the band. Collier again takes us out on sax; well done, once again! Clavinet, Wurlitzer, trumpet and sax are featured.
Collier lays out a sweet alto solo and then she with lots of backing vocals and hand claps take us home. Collier testifies and takes us to church and Laura Chavez lays out a wicked guitar solo. Colliers with another solo on sax. The Gospel sound is uplifting and cool. The drums come in to build, then trumpet and flugelhorn, sax, and guitar all offer support in this beautiful song.
This was a really impressive CD. Collier has outdone herself. She and her fine cast of musicians have produced a superb CD and I highly recommend this one to lovers of the soulful and funky side of th blues!
More Summer Blues Right before we got ready to go to press we got information about this festival, the 2nd Annual Burdette Blues Festival. The event is a fundraiser for both organizations.
The gates will open at 1 pm with the music beginning at 2 pm. There will be BBQ, food trucks, and fun for the whole family. Shaun Murphy headlines the event! Writers Wanted Would you like to write for this newsletter? Reviewers are always in need.
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We appreciate your support and hope you will join if not a member and continue membership if you are one. Thank you for helping to keep the blues alive!!! It was a powerful show that left everyone in the audience quite impressed. She worked her sets and the crowd to their delight. I Can Only Give You Everything - Richard Hell And The Voidoids* - Destiny Street (CD, Album) second set featured familiar blues classics and equally impressed the crowd.
And impressive band behind a superb vocalist. It was a great show. Lauren will Sleepwalk - Various - Rock N Roll Guitar Greats (CD) to Buddy Guys Legends in July. Check out her CD. This list is compiled from actual radio air play statistics.
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The PDF version typically 24 to 32 pages is emailed to members of Crossroads. All un-credited content by Steve Jones. Featuring fine English pub fare, the Hope and Anchor is a great spot for dinner, craft beers, liquors, and great live music! Located half a block east of 7th Street at 4th Ave, Rockford, ILyou can call for info. Open to the public, all ages are welcome.
News and Upcoming Events What a summer is coming up for blues fans! May and June gets things started well and Crossroads plays a major part in the summer fun! June is even hotter. June opens with the Byron Rose Meadows. One helluv aJune is planned! In July there is no show at All Saints. Other July stuff is listed inside! Membership Application www. Box Byron, IL Center also booked to do more Blues in the Preschool. Once again this is free to the public with more local talent on stage and a free trip to Memphis Tennessee for 3 days 2 nights for one lucky person 21 years old or older.
Reviewed by Marty Gunther It features Ginty on Hammond organ, vintage vibe piano, melodica and percussion and Pheonyx on acoustic guitar.
The result was the extremely impressive disco/funk groove of “Miss You” which showed people that they were able to diversify. It was also the first album to feature Ronnie Wood as a full band member. Overall, “Some Girls” is considered to be the band’s best offering /5(). Then, in , Boxx changed his handle to T-Mac (not to be confused with the T-Mac that's down with Indo G), and dropped another album with Ichiban called T-Mac and the P-Squad. This time it's more blandly generic booty music; they that single "Jig-A-Loosie:" "come on, come one, come on, jig-a-loosie! FOKUZ – Various Artists – Collaborations Vol. 3 FOKUZ – Critical Event & Friends – All In My Head EP FOKUZ – Cnof – Dancing Around EP. dj lee, karl k & jae kennedy come home circle rec uk 12" £ EVIL HINKO GEDANKENSPRUNG E.P. GEDANKENSPORT GERMAN 12" £ PHATS & SMALL THIS TIME AROUND MULTIPLY RECORDS UK(2)(P) £ The ranks of the Hammond B-3 Organ have thinned significantly with the loss of the "mighty burner" Charles Earland, "Brother" Jack McDuff, and the master-himself Jimmy Smith. Still stalwarts of the B-3 are grooving audiences, such as organ guru Dr. Lonnie Smith, legendary Jimmy McGriff, and the undisputed torch bearer Joey DeFrancesco. The album was mostly funk-oriented (like most of retro soul up until more recently) but "It Came Over Me" as one of the few soul ballads that found its way onto the album. To me, it's just fascinating that in , there was already enough of a nostalgia/yearning for the '60s/'70s era of R&B that these kind of songs were already being crafted. The album itself sounds like a single-disc edit of Revelling and Reckoning, mixing horn-inflected jazz numbers like “Here For Now” and the amazing “Slide” with solo acoustic guitar pieces like the title track and “Phase.” Those interested in this sort of thing will note . Prince Jammy's is the best known set of the bunch – and a nice little set of mid 80s digital dub that certainly helped pave the way for dubby sounds to come. Mikey Bennett & Patrick Lindsay's Two Friends Crew, the Shane Brown and Alborosie sets are more contemporary spins on the style. More than 50 tracks on 4CDs! CD. May 14, - Music has to move me and touch my soul. Blues, bluegrass, rock and roll, Tex-Mex, cajun and country all can do it. See more ideas about Rock and roll, Music and Bluegrass music pins. Berklee School of Music graduate toured with Grammy winner Joe Louis Walker to great critical acclaim and then released her CD which was a hit with its blues, funk, soul and rock style.
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