sexta-feira, 3 de julho de 2020

Archie Brown & Pat Cunning - Blaze Trails

Archie Brown & Pat Cunning - Blaze Trails - 2018

01. Blazing Trails
02. Trouble in the Neighbourhood
03. Country Frog
04. Someday
05. Dance of Manhattan
06. Let's Move to California
07. Raise the Roof
08. When the Night Comes Down
09. Joe Hill
10. Come Back Home
11. Down in the Valley
12. Suitcase Full of Blues
13. Quit Those Dreams


terça-feira, 30 de junho de 2020

Don Nix - Going Down The Songs of Don Nix (Re-Re-Post)

Don Nix & Friends - Going Down The Songs of Don Nix - 2002

Don Nix has been the musical equivalent of a supporting actor in a career that has spanned more than 40 years. He played saxophone with the Mar-Keys, one of the first successful acts on Stax Records; produced albums for Freddie King, Albert King and Delaney & Bonnie; and sang at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh. He made his biggest mark as a soul/blues/rock songwriter for such artists as the aforementioned Kings, Tracy Nelson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Jerry Garcia and J.J. Cale.

Going Down: The Songs Of Don Nix gives him the opportunity to revisit his old songs and present some new ones, with the help of a stellar supporting cast that includes Steve Cropper, Dan Penn, Tony Joe White, Bonnie Bramlett and Billy Lee Riley. At 61, Nix shows his voice has not lost its edge on the title track, a signature song for blues titan Freddy King. “Lucinda” recalls the spirit of a 1950s Little Richard rocker, while “Going Back To Iuka” has a swampy feel with White on lead guitar and Riley on lead vocals.

01. Black Cat Moan Listen
02. On the Road Again Listen
03. Right Where You Want Me Listen
04. Same Old Blues Listen
05. Lucinda
06. Palace of the King
07. Going Home
08. Going Back to Luka
09. Like a Road Leading Home
10. One More Repossession
11. Living on the Highway
12. Plastic Flowers
13. Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven

Don Nix with George Harrison, left, at the ex-Beatle's home at Henley-on-Thames, England, 1974.

Bonnie Bramlett, Billy Lee Riley, Jackie Johnson, Dan Penn - Vocals
Susan Marshall - Background Vocals
Billy Lee Riley, John Mayall - Harmonica
Max Middleton - Piano
Steve Cropper,  Bobby Whitlock, Tony Joe White, Billy Crain - Guitar
Leslie West, Jon Tiven, Audley Freed - Electric Guitar, Guitar
Mike Duke - Electric Piano, Piano
David Hood, Michael Rhodes, Dave Smith Bass - Bass
Greg Morrow - Drums
Reese Wynans - Organ


quinta-feira, 25 de junho de 2020

Hackamore Brick - Long Way Home

Hackamore Brick - Long Way Home - 2016

From AMG
Well, they've aged, which is no surprise. The first Hackamore Brick release in 38 years -- which is really original members Tommy Moonlight and Chick Newman sharing vocals, keyboards, and guitars, with Robbie Biegel on drums -- is better than one might hope, given the lapse of so much time. It's nowhere near as startling as their 1970 debut LP, One Kiss Leads to Another, which is also understandable; a lot of water has passed under the bridge around Newman and Moonlight, so that even if they had emulated their 1970 sound, what was cutting edge and even ahead of its time then would be decidedly retro today. But they haven't done that -- proto-punk sensibilities are long in their past, based on the brand of pop/rock that they've delivered here, and both seem heavily influenced by the music of Randy Newman (which is not a bad thing). Both are still good, expressive singers, with some strong songs to their credit -- Moonlight's "Call Me Home" and "Hurry Back Home" are the kinds of songs one could build a great set or a good singer/songwriter career on, and are worth the price of admission, and the latter song, which opens this 22-minute mini-album, shows some of the spare, minimalist stylistic elements that characterized their 1970-vintage work. But Chick Newman's "Going Around Together" is also a killer track in its own right, and paired with "Call Me Home" would have made one hell of a single 30-plus years ago. Newman writes movingly and personally about matters of love and time, and if he doesn't sing quite as attractively as Moonlight, his is still a voice worth hearing. There are a few flaccid moments, in the writing and the execution; Newman's "I Can't Get High Enough," for example, is attractive for what feels like all the wrong reasons, yet the song still pulls the listener in, mostly because of some great hooks and a fantastic bridge sequence. Anyone looking for the Velvet Underground influences of their 1970 work may be disappointed -- on the other hand, discovering what these guys are doing in 2009 is also worth the listen, and more than once. And one has to admire Newman and Moonlight for putting this record out at this late date -- they've obviously had music careers and didn't need to take a second bite of the apple as Hackamore Brick, but they did, and haven't come out badly, with at least three truly great songs between them and three more good ones.

01. Hurry Back Home
02. Where It All Began
03. I Can't Get High Enough
04. Call Me Home
05. Going Around Together
06. When I Get Home


sábado, 20 de junho de 2020



from Amazon
In the tradition of Miles Davis, Weather Report and others taking jazz to new shores in the early Seventies, Troc was a legendary yet short-lived quintet whose only album was issued in 1972 - a rough diamond from the seams of jazz/rock and other hallucinatory experiments. Drummer Andre Ceccarelli recently reformed the band to record Troc 2011 for Universal and its success prompted this reissue by Fremeaux of the band's epic first album - now available for the first time on CD - together with two bonus titles recorded at that same historic session.

Other Cover

01. Kali Lo
02. Truth (Vérité)
03. Old Man River
04. Stick Time
05. Troc (Bonus Track)
06. Plum
07. Maybe Tomorrow, Not Today (Bonus Track)
08. Did You Ever

André Ceccarelli - Drummer
Alex Ligertwood - Vocals
Jacky Giraudo - Guitar
Jannick Top - Bass
Henri Giordano - Piano, Keyboard