Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Shadows Of Knight 1966 Back Door Men

Genre: Rock
Rate: 276 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:43:35
Size: 79,67 MB

United States

This Chicago quintet's 1967 long player (their second and final with the original lineup) represents the peak of their muscular punk-blues creativity. Expanding on their previous year's debut (titled after the album's hit, "Gloria"), the band stretched beyond the Chicago blues classics they'd sullied so perfectly the first time out. They still take time to apply their suburban garage sound to Jimmy Reed's "Peepin' and Hidin'" and a fine cover of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful," but the real growth is on their originals and well-selected contemporary covers.

The opening cover of The Wheels' obscure Irish single "Bad Little Woman" lures the listener in with a seductive vocal intro before lashing back with hard blues. The hyper-Diddley beat of "Gospel Zone" and its pulpit-inspired vocal are overlayed with distorted and reverbed guitars that drive home its lustful lyrics. The Eastern psych-inspired instrumental "The Behemoth" throbs with a brooding bassline pounding beneath the cascading guitar lead. From there the group launches into a Beau Brummels-styled folk-rocker, "Three For Love," and a lengthy workout of "Hey Joe" that shows off their blues-jamming talents.

Joe Kelly's "I'll Make You Sorry" leads off side two of the original vinyl, reestablishing the strutting garage style with which the album opened. The rave-up cover of Tommy Boyce's "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day" is bluesier than was ever imagined for The Monkees debut album, and "New York Blues" is a low-and-slow 12-bar blues instrumental. The original album is augmented here with the mono single version of "Gospel Zone" and two non-LP singles, "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" and "Willie Jean." The first single was the band's then-current tough-as-nails garage rock release, the second was their LP followup. The band's swan-song, "Someone Like Me," can be found - strangely - on Sundazed's reissue of the "Gloria" LP.

The band would break up shortly after the release of this second album, only to be resurrected as a bubblegum act on Super K in 1969. This second and last album by the original lineup is superb, and a must-have for anyone who loves '60s garage rock. Production note: Sundazed has reissued the album from the stereo master, which to this reviewer's ears, isn't as moving as its mono counterpart. The soundstage is often fractured, the overdubs obvious, and the use of pan-pots to move instruments around is distracting. The three mono bonus cuts give the listener a taste of the mono LP's muscle. One can only hope that Bear Family will include both mono and stereo should they ever get around to a box set! (hyperbolium)


01 - Bad Little Woman 02:37

02 - Gospel Zone 03:20

03 - The Behemoth 02:34

04 - Three For Love 03:12

05 - Hey Joe 05:43

06 - I'll Make You Sorry 02:42

07 - Peepin' And Hidin' 03:02

08 - Tomorrow's Going To Be Another Day 02:23

09 - New York Bullseye 02:43

10 - High Blood Pressure 03:39

11 - Spoonful 02:58

12 - Gospel Zone (Single) 03:20

13 - Willie Jean (Single) 02:51

14 - I'm Gonna Make You Mine (Single) 02:31

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Raphael Wressnig's Organic Trio 2004 In Between

Genre: Jazz
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:00:51
Size: 83,45 MB


Hard-driving souljazz grooves from a trio that adds on own view and sound to the rich Hammond tradition! Special guest: Enrico Crivellaro (cdbaby)


Raphael Wressnig: Hammond B3 Organ
Georg Jantscher: Guitar
Lucas Knofler: Drums


Enrico Cravellaro: Guitar (track 9)
Vincenzo Barratin: Drums (track 9)
Ismael Barrios: Percussion (track 5)


01 - Cherokee 07:11

02 - Village 05:14

03 - Mudslide 05:14

04 - Hello Birdie 04:39

05 - Fancy Free 08:37

06 - Lightflight 05:19

07 - Party At The Zoo 05:56

08 - Dance On The Volcano 07:14

09 - Vinny's Blues 11:27

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Toby Jugg 1979 A Sip From The Jugg

Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 233 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:32:41
Size: 56,27 MB

United States

Great 70s Hard Southern Rock from Tennessee/USA. TOBY JUGG released only this album in 1979 as private press LP.

TOBY JUGG combines all the classic Southern Rock styles of the 70s: dual & slide guitars / Southern Rock & Roll / Blues and Country Rock. Very similar to the 70s sound of LYNYRD SKYNYRD / MARSHALL TUCKER BAND / OUTLAWS / GRINDERSWITCH. A Southern Rock Masterpiece from the late 70s. (


01 - Freespirit Ride 03:25

02 - Southern Style Rock 'n' Roll 03:25

03 - Give Me Something Fancy 03:57

04 - Time To Be Movin On 04:00

05 - Gambler's Dream 02:37

06 - Baggie Full Of Blues 04:53

07 - Are You Ready To Rock 'n' Roll 03:55

08 - The Bounty Man 06:29

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Brett Ellis 2008 Musical Diary Of The Hopeless Romantic

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:51:17
Size: 117,26 MB

United States

This is my second release the follow up to my 1st album Pain. It is a concept record like Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall but in more of a Blues style with many other styles in addition to that. This is the reason for the title "Musical Diary of the Hopeless Romantic" you can call it Musical Diary or The Diary for short. It seems to grow and attach to listeners the more they listen. I believe the lyric and emotion in addition to not knowing what will come next is the reason for this. This album is best listened to as a whole piece with multiple movements.


01 - Introduction 01:50

02 - Musica De Romantica 00:55

03 - Lonely Blue 04:50

04 - Bleeding Heart 02:52

05 - Punk Rock Blues 01:53

06 - Sounds Of Staring At The Ceiling 03:47

07 - One Last Time 05:24

08 - Dance Of The Little Swans 01:15

09 - Marcha Real 02:37

10 - Black Monday (Warrior Of Love) 07:12

11 - Nothing (Return Of The Numbing) 01:39

12 - Has Anybody Here 03:18

13 - Ain't Nobody Here 02:52

14 - Barrelhouse 06:31

15 - Last Call Blues 04:22

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Mostar Sevdah Reunion & Amira 2005 Rosa

Genre: Gypsy
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:03:17
Size: 115,79 MB

Bosnia & Herzegovina

The recording of the last album of Mostar Sevdah Reunion A Secret Gate, was for us the opportunity to discover a new extraordinary singer: Amira. Her fabulous interpretation of Mujo Djogu po mejdanu voda gave a very special touch to the album. The seasoned musicians were fascinated by the very pure and crystal-clear voice of the unknown young women.

This was the first step towards a new ambitious project: it was obvious that Amira and MSR’s musicians shall record a new album together. After the success of Ljiljana Buttler and Mostar Sevdah Reunion, we wanted further surprise and delight our public. The new adventure started end November 2003.

A large part of Mostar Sevdah Reunion enthusiastically took part to the new recording with Amira: Mustafa Santic (clarinet, accordion, piano, vocal), Sejo Avdic (drums), Kosta Latinovic (berde bass), Ilijaz Delic (vocal) and Sandi Durakovic (vocal). Dinko Simunovic (contrabass), Slobodan Stancic (violin), (saz), Admir Spahic, Jesenko Krpo and Sasa Karabatak (guitar) also contributed to the new album.

We had the immense pleasure to welcome as special guest one of the greatest Balkan artist: Kim Burton who plays the piano and kaval. Her precious contribution adds a wonderful intensity to the songs. With this new album we also go a step further representing not only Sevdalinka but also other Balkan music, amongst others traditional Macedonian songs and from South Serbia (Vranje) and songs from the early 60’s deep-rooted in the Balkan tradition. (Amazon description)

Brilliant voice! Great interpretation!

In combination with such great musicians as the guys from Mostar Sevdah Reunion are, this CD is the top that someone could make.

I highly recommend this CD to all those who like to listen Sevdah. If you have never listened music from this part of the earth, it's the right time to do so. I guarantee you one thing - you are going to enjoy! (Aida Balta)


01 - U Djul Basci 05:20

02 - Jutros Mi Je Ruza Procvjetala 05:12

03 - Mene Majka Jednu Ima 04:20

04 - Si Zaljubiv Edno Momce 04:43

05 - Blaguno Dejce Mori 06:09

06 - Kraj Potoka Bistre Vode 05:28

07 - Mita, Bekrija 05:50

08 - Zajdi, Zajdi 05:13

09 - Mujo Djogu Po Mejdanu Voda 04:33

10 - Bogata Sam, Imam Svega 04:01

11 - Da Sam Ptica 07:13

12 - Sinoc Meni Prodje Asiklija 05:15

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eric Street Band 2009 The Route To The Blues

Genre: Blues
Rate: 278 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 00:52:01
Size: 101,15 MB

United Kingdom

Looking at the personnel, this is presumably some kind of offshoot of the well known Reading based Southside Blues Band. I would have to say that this is the most mature, polished and well produced piece of material I have heard thus far from vocalist and co-writer of eight of the nine featured tracks, Dennis Siggery.

Only nine tracks, but, with a playing time of over fifty minutes, its good value. For the most part it’s slow to medium paced and fairly gritty, contemporary stuff, all dominated with an earthy vibrato vocal style that reminds you of a certain Roger Chapman. Also on his best form is fellow scribe and lead guitarist Neil Sadler. The album title could be a bit misleading to some. Although there is undoubtedly a Blues influence to the album, much of the music has moved into a more mainstream position. As well as a handful of songs concerning relationships, we have a bit of social commentary on drugs, with ‘The Habit’ and ‘Sweet Cocaine’; a little political jibe with ‘Mr Fat Cat’; and a swipe at TV in ‘The Reality Show’.

If you don’t already have any of Mr Siggery’s material then this is definitely worth a listen. (Thomas Rankin)


01 - All I Wanted 06:11

02 - The Wrong Road 05:16

03 - The Habit 05:41

04 - Mr. Fat Cat 06:15

05 - I Need A Lover 06:14

06 - Sweet Cocaine 05:56

07 - Reconsider Baby 07:18

08 - Ride With Me 05:40

09 - The Reality Show 03:30

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Josh Smith 2011 I'm Gonna Be Ready

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:59:07
Size: 135,25 MB

United States

Blues and Blues Rock with some excellent guitar highlights this disc. Josh Smith gets into every track here and gets high marks with his tone and clarity in his picking. You can hear every note, no wall of sound on this disc at all. Just clear, driving guitar that will make you pay attention. The vocals are fine as well but the guitar really fills out the somewhat minimal lyrics here. Recommended for electric blues guitar lovers. (6 String Guy)


01 - Fine Young Thing 03:21

02 - Only You 03:37

03 - Goin' Out Tonight 04:18

04 - The Way You Do 05:11

05 - You And Me (Don't Belong Together) 04:53

06 - I'm Gonna Be Ready 06:56

07 - Newtie 05:00

08 - Sober Up Baby 04:40

09 - Where's My Baby 04:21

10 - Ain't Enough 06:26

11 - Already Found 04:11

12 - Dead Wrong 06:13

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Brian Kramer & The Bluesmasters feat. Junior Wells 1989 Win Or Lose

Genre: Blues
Rate: 247 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:33:53
Size: 59,99 MB

United States Sweden

Brian Kramer from Brooklyn was barely out of his teens when he began hanging out with legendary blues men, picking up tips and advice from folks such as Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, whenever they visited his hometown of NYC. Junior Wells took a particular liking to Brian and paid careful attention in showing him the right moves and how to play from the heart.

In 1989, Junior joined Brian on his first record, Brian Kramer and the Blues Masters featuring Junior Wells, Win or Lose, with Junior backing up Brian on almost every track and Brian supporting Junior on four of his songs. On these sessions were a gathering of the finest, most respected sidemen in the US, as well as former Rolling Stone, Mick Taylor. (


01 - I Want My Money Back 02:40

02 - 32-20 02:01

03 - Little By Little 05:38

04 - Got Me On Down 02:36

05 - Child Come To Me 03:47

06 - What My Mamma Told Me 04:30

07 - Don't Take It Out On Me 02:34

08 - Win Or Lose 03:21

09 - Pleading The Blues 05:18

10 - Lover And Friend 01:28

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Crossroadz 2004 Iron Blues

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:33:14
Size: 76,03 MB



01 - Sweet Home Chicago 02:48

02 - Bright Lights, Big City 03:18

03 - Cross Road Blues 02:59

04 - Foxy Lady 03:03

05 - Nobody's Fault But Mine 03:31

06 - Statesboro Blues 03:48

07 - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man 04:11

08 - Tumbling Dice 03:39

09 - Walkin' And Cryin' 02:57

10 - Born In Chicago 03:00

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