четверг, 19 июля 2018 г.

Coco Robicheaux - Like I Said, Yeah U Rite!

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 44:53
Size: 103,7 MB
Label: Spiritland
Styles: Louisiana Blues
Art: Front + Back

Tracks Listing:
 1. Work of the Devil - 5:01
 2. Revelator - 3:18
 3. Hot Sauce Boogie - 3:53
 4. The Moment - 4:11
 5. Ten Commandments of the Blues - 8:18
 6. If You Still Want Me - 5:02
 7. Home - 4:34
 8. I'm a Musician - 3:04
 9. Decision Blues - 4:16
10. Yeah, U Rite! - 3:11

Louisiana bluesman Coco Robicheaux was no stranger to the blues, either musically or otherwise. He played the blues most of his life, fronting his own band when he was 13 years old, playing Bourbon Street just two years later, and inking a record deal around the age of 18. Sounds like smooth sailing, but that often wasn't the case for the musician. He suffered a broken back when a vehicle struck him, and his lack of health insurance sent him to a charity hospital. In severe pain, he waited more than 24 hours beside a gunshot victim in an emergency room. The experience gave him a firsthand look at what a large segment of the population goes through due to lack of affordable health insurance, and it strengthened his resolve to do something to help.
He was one of the featured volunteer contributors on the CD Get You a Healin', a fundraising project for the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic housed in the Health Sciences Center at LSU. Appearing with Robicheaux on the funk disc were Maria Muldaur, the Funky Meters, Luther Kent, and Dr. John, among others. The album's playful concept centered each track on a part of the body or a health condition, and Robicheaux contributed "Louisiana Medicine Man." Also included were "Rockin' Pneumonia" by the Funky Meters and "Pain in My Heart" from the Gyptians, among other songs. During the '60s in San Francisco, Robicheaux helped establish a free health clinic with another civic-minded crew that counted among its members singer Janis Joplin.
Born Curtis John Arceneaux in 1947 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Robicheaux was the oldest child of four born to Virginia and Herman Arceneaux. He made a record in 1965 for Mississippi label JB, but did not record further until the mid-'90s, when he put out Spiritland for Orleans Records. The album was well received, and in 1998 Robicheaux recorded Louisiana Medicine Man and followed up with Hoodoo Party. In 1998, Offbeat magazine dubbed him the winner of its award for the year's Best Blues Album by a Louisiana Artist. He received three nominations, one in the category of Best Blues Artist, from the Big Easy Entertainment Awards the following year. In addition to his New Orleans gigs, he performed in Colorado, New York, South Carolina, Australia, and Paris. He played festivals in Canada and France, and appeared for eight consecutive years at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival beginning in 1994. He also played annually at the New Orleans French Quarter Festival starting in 1995. After the turn of the millennium, Robicheaux released three albums on the Spiritland label: Yeah, U Rite! (2005), Like I Said, Yeah, U Rite! (2008), and Revelator (2010). Coco Robicheaux died in New Orleans in November 2011 at the age of 64. ~ Linda Seida

Like I Said, Yeah U Rite!

John Mooney - Truth of the Matter

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2017
Time: 35:07
Size: 81,9 MB
Label: Funny Bird Records
Styles: Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Truth of the Matter - 4:06
 2. Row My Boat - 3:38
 3. Deal with Love - 3:29
 4. Please Baby - 4:10
 5. Over & Over - 2:21
 6. Jailbird Love Song - 2:38
 7. Push & Shove - 3:26
 8. Standin' still - 4:31
 9. Motherless Child - 3:50
10. Ashes & Ashes - 2:54

Musicians:
John Mooney – vocals, slide guitar
Rene Coman – bass
Doug Belote – drums
Jon Cleary – piano, Hammond B3
John Gros – Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
CR Gruver – Hammon B3
Bruce Barnes – accordion
Alfred “Uganda” Roberts – congas
Jeff Watkins – alto sax, tenor sax
Ian Smith – trumpet, valve trombone
Cornell Williams – background vocals
Peter Skinner – background vocals
Jake Eckert – guitar, rubboard

In the world of blues critics, guitarist, singer, and songwriter John Mooney has long been a favorite. That's because he takes all he learned from classic Delta bluesmen like Son House and others and modernizes their stylings while adding his own unique stamp to classic Delta blues tunes. Even his original songs, often autobiographical, are steeped in the classic blues tradition. Mooney divides his time between residences in Florida and New Orleans, and usually works with a simple guitar-bass-drums trio known as Bluesiana. His vocals are powerful and inspired, and his guitar playing is often loud and electric, but so steeped in the style of House and others classic Delta bluesman, that he transcends generations in the blues idiom.
Growing up in Rochester, New York, Mooney took to the guitar as a ten-year-old and quickly became obsessed with the instrument, initially learning to play tunes by the Beatles and Rolling Stones. When he was 11, a neighbor who worked at WHAM, a Rochester radio station, gave Mooney some recordings by Scrapper Blackwell and Robert Johnson. These recordings turned his head and life around and he soon discovered other great bluesmen, including Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert King, and B.B. King. Collecting, repairing, and playing National Steel resophonic guitars became his obsession. He began his professional performing career at 13, at first playing many shows with Rochester area blues guitarist Joe Beard. By his mid-teens, Mooney had worked out a few Son House tunes on his guitar, using his slide. House had moved to Rochester to "retire," but one day Beard suggested that he get Mooney over to House's residence. "Joe said to me, ‘You play so much Son House, you really ought to meet him,' so he introduced us. I was 16 at the time. Son and I would get together at his house. At his house, you couldn't play blues; we'd have to go outside or do a gig in a club somewhere. Even if his wife wasn't there, he still wouldn't play blues in the house."
Mooney left Rochester in 1973 and hitch-hiked his way across the country or hopped freight trains to get to California, Arizona, and Texas. He finally settled in New Orleans in 1976 and a year later, by the spring of 1977, he was playing the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which was then getting off the ground. Blind Pig released Mooney's debut album, Comin' Your Way in February, 1979, and he's been actively recording ever since. His other releases include Late Last Night for Bullseye/Rounder in 1980, Telephone Blues in 1984 for Powerhouse Records, and Telephone King in 1991 for the same label, run by D.C.-area blues-rock guitarist Tom Principato. His other albums include Testimony (1992, Domino), Sideways in Paradise (with Jimmy Thackery, Blind Pig, 1993); Travelin' On (1995, CrossCut); Dealing with the Devil (1995, Ruf Records) Against the Wall (1996, House of Blues); Gone to Hell (2000, Blind Pig); All I Want (2002, Blind Pig) and Big Ol' Fiya (2006, Live Music Lives). Mooney continues to tour the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. Anyone who's seen him can tell you how powerful his trio concerts are. ~ Richard J. Skelly

Truth of the Matter

среда, 18 июля 2018 г.

Dialeto - Will Exist Forever

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2008
Time: 42:59
Size: 99,8 MB
Label: Voiceprint/Rock Symphony
Styles: Progressive Rock/Heavy Prog
Art: Full

Tracks Listing:
 1. Vermelha - 3:29
 2. Mme Blavatsky - 3:34
 3. Existence - 5:28
 4. Enigma - 5:12
 5. Animal - 3:09
 6. Anger - 4:06
 7. Seven Drunks - 3:29
 8. Misty Queen - 3:59
 9. Gunga Din - 3:01
10. Just for Free* - 4:21
11. Animal (portuguese)* - 3:07

DIALETO are a power trio from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The first time I heard them I thought of some of those heavy KING CRIMSON-like bands from Chile I like so much. After many listens though I have to say that these guys have their own unique sound. I just have a blast when I play this.The vocalist can be theatrical, and the guitar, bass and drums are so impressive. I guess I just like this style of music a lot, and these guys couldn't perform it any better.
"Vermelha" opens with this atmospheric guitar that goes on and on unil it kicks in before 2 1/2 minutes. Nice. "Mme. Blavatsky" is dark and eerie with drums and bass leading the way. Spoken words a minute in. It;s building and then the guitar starts to solo 2 minutes in. "Existence" has an ethnic flavour to it and I love the sound of the guitar after 1 1/2 minutes and 3 minutes in. Deep bass later. "Enigma" is dark and haunting as spoken words come in. This is so good as he tells this story, I really like his accent too. This gets pretty heavy at times and check out the guitar and bass 4 minutes in. The drums are over "Animal" and the vocals get theatrical in this uptempo rocker. "Anger"has some good bottom end to it and the vocals are again theatrical but laid back this time. "Seven Drunks" opens with what sounds like seven drunks laughing. Guitar then takes over with bass and drums. Great sound. Some angular guitar here too. "Misty Queen" opens with relaxed guitar melodies as reserved vocals join in. It kicks in after 1 1/2 minutes. The guitar is killer 2 minutes in and check out the growly bass. "Gunga Din" has this spooky intro but it changes quickly as the whole band comes in. The guitar solo before 2 minutes as drums pound and bass throbs. I don't usually comment on bonus tracks but "Just For Free" is worth some commentary. The guitar is all over this until the drums and bass arrive 2 minutes in. Great sound a minute later. Highly recommended for fans of Heavy-Prog, this is too much fun.

Will Exist Forever

UHF - If It Was Easy

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2002
Time: 46:04
Size: 105,6 MB
Label: Second Story Record
Styles: Rock/Modern Rock
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. She Don't Know - 5:02
 2. Mr. Grey - 4:09
 3. She's Going up - 3:41
 4. First Thing in the Morning - 4:30
 5. Easy - 4:16
 6. Toast - 4:45
 7. Moderntown - 3:45
 8. Rain on the Street - 3:29
 9. Last Rays of the Sun - 8:06
10. These Footsteps - 4:17

Portland natives UHF came together in 1998 when drummer Matt Johnson and bassist/guitarist Jeff Nelson met brothers Jeremy and Jordan Leff. Adding the brothers on vocals and guitar, respectively, the four recorded Pieces soon after their formation. In 2000, the concept album Lottery followed it up and became a minor hit in the Northwest indie scene. In 2002, they released another psychedelic pop collection, the Gregg Williams-produced If It Was Easy. ~ Bradley Torreano

If It Was Easy

Konstantin Klashtorni - Groove Jazz N Chill #6

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 55:37
Size: 127,7 MB
Label: Kvk Music
Styles: Jazz/Smooth Jazz
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Dearest - 3:51
 2. Love At Midnight - 4:37
 3. Inspiration - 5:30
 4. Serendipity - 4:38
 5. A New Day - 4:44
 6. Four Miles - 4:12
 7. Eyes Like Sapphire - 4:35
 8. It's Only You - 4:39
 9. All The Way - 5:03
10. An Evening's Tale - 4:50
11. Above The Moon - 4:13
12. Still Waters - 4:41

Start with a sonic atmosphere… then layer it with textures of jazz and electronica… throw in some cool beats, erotic grooves – this what Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion is about. This album is the Volume #5 of bestselling Smooth Jazz on Amazon Mp3.
The mastermind of Kool&Klean series, producer and contemporary saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni keeps producing smooth tracks for Chillaxing Jazz KolleKtion. His newest album is a special blend of chill out, electro jazz, relaxing grooves and sweet melodies, - relaxing and soothing to your heart and mind.

Groove Jazz N Chill #6

вторник, 17 июля 2018 г.

Bobby Radcliff - Absolute Hell

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2016
Time: 32:02
Size: 73,6 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Guitar Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Absolute Hell - 3:55
 2. Airport People - 3:11
 3. Sweet Emily - 3:11
 4. Jefferson Air Raid - 2:10
 5. Who Ru ? - 2:51
 6. The Agony Booth - 4:32
 7. Broiled Owl - 2:07
 8. Everybody - 3:27
 9. Krellno Hop - 2:06
10. Fried Mongoose - 4:27

NYC Blues Legend BOBBY RADCLIFF's latest work Absolute Hell. This is the most creative and innovative project Bobby Radcliff has ever recorded. Ten new original compositions are featured. The songs mix blues based roots with rock, jazz, & surf, textures. Recorded in California between 2010 and 2015 with his west coast USA band. Bobby Radcliff (guitar/vocals/producer), Chris Matheos (bass/co-producer), Bob Danielson (drums). Special guests: Clint Warner (second guitar on tracks Fried Mongoose & The Agony Booth), Rockin' Johnny Burgin (second guitar on Broiled Owl), Rob Anderson (drums on Fried Mongoose). This CD is a continuation of the "Freaking Me Out" CD sessions. Only this CD is even more creatively pushing the boundaries of Radcliff's songwriting. Bobby Radcliff's original artwork is featured on the CD cover and CD faces. There is a variety of cover art variations in circulation as well as cd face variations. A CD collectors dream come true!! Radcliff's masterpiece The "City of Hell" is featured on the front cover artwork and in the lyrics of the title track. Some of the CD variations even feature alternate versions of songs (like the title track Absolute Hell and The Agony Booth)!! NOTE: The music on this CD is far more experimental than any of Radcliff's BlackTop Records releases. No overdubs here or heavy over production. Just a live trio/quartet getting creative on some experimental blues based music. This is the second release on Radcliff's own label Krellno Records. Krellno Records "Music for the Insane"!!!!

Absolute Hell

Bobby Radcliff - Crime School

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2018
Time: 61:41
Size: 141,5 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Electric Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Two Heads - 3:00
 2. Mean Ms. Mindy - 3:23
 3. Seyler's Bald - 2:51
 4. Tina's Teenage Dance - 4:12
 5. Forbidden Love - 5:03
 6. Class Reunion - 2:55
 7. Pineapple Storn - 5:25
 8. Plastic Doll Blues - 3:46
 9. Rat's Nest - 2:56
10. Roast Beef Float - 3:55
11. Crime School - 1:52
12. Mouse Man - 6:22
13. Kandy Soup - 6:48
14. Still in Love - 8:21
15. Pork Roll Blues - 0:44

Musicians:
BOBBY RADCLIFF - guitar/vocals;
CLINT WARNER - guitar;
CHRIS MATHEOS - bass;
KEITH HURRELL - drums.

New York Bluesman BOBBY RADCLIFF. One of the most innovative & original musicians on today's blues scene. Although Bobby Radcliff has spent the last 25 years honing his craft in bars around his native Washington, D.C., and in New York City and Chicago, the singer and songwriter came into his prime at the age of 45, in the late 2000s. Born September 22, 1951, Radcliff grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and had easy access to Washington, D.C. blues clubs, where he learned from people like Bobby Parker. Before graduating from high school, he'd already made several trips to Chicago to meet his idol, Magic Sam Maghett, owing to a small but growing blues club scene in Washington. Radcliff began playing when he was twelve, and he started off taking classical guitar lessons. After his guitar teacher showed him some blues, he began buying every blues guitar album he could get his hands on.
In 1977, Radcliff moved to New York City and worked in a bookstore by day until 1987, when he realized he was making enough money playing in clubs to give up his day job. Since he hooked up his recording deal with BlackTop Records, Radcliff has toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe more than a dozen times, and his fiery guitar playing is always a festival crowd-pleaser. Radcliff has three excellent albums out on the BlackTop label that showcase his songwriting, guitar playing, and soulful singing. They include his debut, Dresses Too Short (1989), Universal Blues (1991), and There's a Cold Grave in Your Way (1994). Collectors will seek out his 1985 vinyl release, Early in the Morning, on the A-Okay label. ~ Richard Skelly

 Crime School