sábado, 27 de fevereiro de 2016

Jim Krueger - Sweet Salvation (Repost)

Jim Krueger - Sweet Salvation - 1978

Jim "Bruiser" Krueger was born and raised in Manitowoc. He was self taught starting with a ukelele and an accordion.

Heavily influenced by the folk movement of the early and mid 1960's, Jim became prolific on the 5-string banjo. The acoustic guitar was next, finally giving way to the electric, from the influence of Bob Dylan and the Beatles.

From 1967 to 1970, Jim was a member of the legendary group Grease. In 1971 Jim moved to San Francisco to join the nationally known AB Skhy Band. 1973 was the first year Jim was recording on a major label with the Tim Weisberg/Dreamspeaker Album. That same year Jim joined Dave Mason's Band touring and recording on and off for the next 20 years.

In 1976 Jim wrote and recorded Dave's biggest hit, We Just Disagree, earning Jim's second gold album. The following year, Jim, Mike Finnigan and Les Dudek formed the DFK Band, also on Columbia Records. In the early '80's, Jim joined Mike Finnigan and the Right Band on the live TV concert show "Rock & Roll Tonite." Jim and the band backed up legendary artists Les Paul, Todd Rundgren, Steven Stills, Etta James, Ted Nugent, Paul Butterfield and the Band, along with their own material. In 1987, Jim moved back to Manitowoc, but continued to record and tour with Dave Mason. The local bands, the Traveling Kingsburys and the Normal Adults, were formed in 1991. Jim let everybody in on his fun, creating the Happy Schnapps Combo. Jim died in 1993, but his music was recorded by numerous artists including his boyhood idol, Bob Dylan. Jim's music lives on and as time goes by, seems to sound hipper and timeless with age.

Rich Krueger, Jim's brother

01. Run for Cover
02. Trinidad
03. Sweet Salvation
04. Hotnoggin' Country Raga
05. We Just Disagree
06. How Long Has It Been
07. Lay Down Your Weapons    
08. Don't Call Me Chief
09. Midnight at My Door
10. Last Call

Jim Krueger - Guitars, Vocals
Bob Glaub - Bass
Rick Jaeger - Drums
Mike Finnigan, Michael Omartian - Keyboards
Chuck Findley, Steve Madaio, Fred Selden, Nino Tempo, Ernie Watts - Horns
David Cassidy, Mike Finnigan, Max Gronenthal, Michael Omartian - Background Vocals

+@320 (now with art cover and 320@)

quinta-feira, 25 de fevereiro de 2016

Henry McCullough - Hell of a Record (Repost)

Henry McCullough - Hell of a Record - 1984

Henry McCullough was one of the busier guitarists in England during the 1970s, and has played alongside such stars and superstars as Joe Cocker and Paul McCartney. Born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland in 1943, he took up the guitar as a boy and was playing in the Irish show band the Skyrockets in the mid-'60s. After a few years of playing dancehalls, he decided to move his career to the next phase -- he'd met three other players, Ernie Graham (guitar/vocals), Chris Stewart (bass), and Dave Lutton (drums), from a show band called Gene & the Gents, and together they formed the People, later renamed Eire Apparent. Their sound was a mix of blues, pop, and psychedelia, with a commercial and virtuoso edge to the playing and singing. They jumped into the big time after a move to London and being signed by Chas Chandler and Mike Jeffery, the managers of Jimi Hendrix -- from obscurity, they were suddenly thrust into Hendrix's orbit, touring England and then America in support of the legendary guitarist.

Henry McCullough - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Troy Klontz - Pedal Steel
Casey van Beek - Bass, Vocal
Chuck D'Walt - Drums
Jimmy Karstein - Percussion
Dick Simms - Organ
John French - Piano
Shelby Eicher - Fiddle
Debbie Campell, Mike Brown - Vocal

01 Here We Go Again
02 Tears On Your Face
03. Can't Help Falling In Love
04. Shining Star
05. Whispering Love
06. Down In The Amusements
07. Foolish Hearts
08. Too Upset To Say Goodbye
09. Just Because
10. Cold Cold Heart
11. Couldn't Sleep For Thinking Of Hank Williams


sábado, 20 de fevereiro de 2016

Ten Years After - Access All Areas

Ten Years After - Access All Areas  - 2015
From Amazon
Alvin Lee was one of the guitar greats, and this 1990 concert shows him at a performing peak leading the band Ten Years After. The show at Central Studios in Nottingham is something of a homecoming because Lee, born in nearby Mansfield, had made his professional debut in the city in 1962. Favourites like ‘I’m Going Home’ and ‘Love Like A Man’ demonstrate why he was idolised by Joe Satriani, Peter Frampton and generations of six-stringers over half a century, and why he will never be forgotten.

01. Let's Shake It Up
02. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
03. Slow Blues In C
04. Hobbit
05. Love Like A Man
06. Johnny B. Goode
07. Bad Blood
08. Victim Of Circumstance
09. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
10. I'm Going Home
11. Sweet Little Sixteen


sexta-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2016

Mountain - Official Live Mountain Bootleg Series Volume 3 (Re-Post)

Mountain - Official Live Mountain Bootleg Series Volume 3 - 2005

The performances contained on the Mountain Bootleg Series are drawn from various stages of the bands career from the very early years when the band first formed through to recent gigs undertaken by the band. All the performances come from the personal archives of both Leslie West and Corky Laing and whilst some of the performances are not sonically perfect the quality of the performances are never in question and as Corky Laing says “Some of the performances are real interesting”. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

01. Introducion
02. You'd Better Believe - Crossroader
03. Theme For An Imaginary Western
04. Never In My Life
05. Get Out of My Life Woman
06. Nantucket Sleighride


sábado, 13 de fevereiro de 2016

Henry McCullough Band - Live At Rockpalast

Henry McCullough Band - Live At Rockpalast - 2015

This is the first and only solo Rockpalast appearance by the Irish singer-guitarist and legendary Grease Band member who backed Joe Cocker at Woodstock in 1969 and Paul McCartney (as an original member of Wings) in the 70'. He has also played with Sweeney's Men, Spooky Tooth and Eire Apparent, and contributed spoken word to Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of the Moon'.

At the time of his Rockpalast appearance (April 1976), Henry was promoting solo album 'Mind Your Own Business', released the previous year on George Harrison's Dark Horse label. Seven of the dozen tracks here are from the album, including two versions of the title track; other highlights include the Doc Watson blues 'John Henry' and Fats Domino's 'Blue Monday'. These show his love of US roots music which informed his later output. 

01. I Can Drive A Car
02. You'd Better Run
03. Baby What You Do To Me
04. John Henry05. Honky Tonk Angels
06. Lord Knows
07. All I Wanna Do
08. Let It Be Gone
09. Mind Your Own Business (Version 1)
10. I'm In Heaven11. Blue Monday
12. Mind Your Own Business (Version 2)


quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2016

Young The Giant - Itunes Live From Soho

Young The Giant - Itunes Live From Soho - 2011

Young the Giant is an alternative rock band which formed in Irvine, California, United States in 2004. The band consists of Sameer Gadhia (vocals, percussion), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and Fran?ois Comtois (drums). The band's name is purposefully nonsensical; Gadhia explained it as a "leftfield idea" meant to evoke curiosity. The band released their debut self-titled album, Young the Giant, on 25 January 2011, which was preceded by a digital-only release in October 2010.

The band released their debut self-titled album, Young the Giant, on 25 January 2011, which was preceded by a digital-only release in October 2010. The first single, "My Body," reached #5 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and a second single, "Cough Syrup," reached #3 on the same chart.

01. Strings (Reprise)
02. I Got
03. Apartment
04. Cough Syrup
05. Shake My Hand
06. God Made Man
07. Islands
08. My Body


domingo, 7 de fevereiro de 2016

Stretch - Unfinished Business

Stretch - Unfinished Business - 2011

Stretch is a UK band of the 70´s that although having three well-received albums and a hit single did not fully capitalise on its initial success. The band comprised singer/guitarist Elmer Gantry and lead guitarist Kirby Gregory. Gantry´s early career included jamming with Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck before forming The Elmer Gantry Band whereas Gregory was in Curved Air. 

Unfinished Business’ is an apt title for the new album containing covers of well-known songs such as ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ and ‘Showbiz Blues’ and an inevitable new version of ‘Why Did You Do It’ which is a bit more rock oriented than the original. The overall sound of the album is similar to the 70´s albums with a quite sparse production and Gantry´s vocal cords clearly have not diminished in any way. ‘Flames’ and ‘Can´t You Feel It’ are upbeat tracks - timeless rock in which Stretch excel. Slower tracks such as the cover of ‘I Need Your Love So Bad’, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ and ‘See That My Grave Is Kept Clean’ although excellently sung and played seem purposely produced to sound like they are from the original era of the band. The penultimate track, ‘I Just Wanna Make Love To You’, on paper not a good choice, actually works very well and the instruments are played as powerfully as the vocals are sung with power chords aplenty. The final track ‘I´ve Got My Mojo Working’ has a funky guitar sound and is a good and exciting end to the album.

01. Showbiz Blues
02. Why Did You Do It
03. Flames
04. I Need Your Love So Bad
05. Hoochie Coochie Man
06. Down In The Bottom
07. I Love The Life I Live
08. Can't You Feel It
09. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
10. I Just Wanna Make Love To You
11. I've Got My Mojo Working


sexta-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2016

Miller Anderson Band - Live At Rockpalast

Miller Anderson Band - Live At Rockpalast -  2011

Miller Anderson is a UK-based blues guitarist and singer. Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band.  Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.

In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen.

01. City Blues
02. Sinnin' For You
03. Boogie Brothers
04. I Love To Boogie
05. High Tide And High Water
06. Fallin'Back Into The Blue
07. Just To Cry
08. Think It Over
09. Houston
10. Leavin' Trunk
11. Little Man Dancing
12. Spoonful

Miller Anderson - Vocal, Guitar, Harmonica
Kris Gray - Bass
Frank Tischer - Keyboards
Tommy Fischer - Drums


terça-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2016

Charlie Karp & Rafe Klein - Bridgeport Blues

Charlie Karp & Rafe Klein - Bridgeport Blues - 2014

Charlie Karp is and award-winning songwriter, singer and guitarist.  His professional start began in 1970, when he was chosen to record with Buddy Miles as a teenager.  Buddy Miles was Mercury Record's number one R&B artist and renowned drummer at the time.  Charlie recorded four albums with Miles in two years including the legendary Them Changes. He toured internationally with Buddy Miles, including opening for Jimi Hendrix. In 1972, Charlie left to form his own band White Chocolate with David Hull on bass. The group was quickly signed by RCA Records. Later that year he also recorded Vindicater with Arthur Lee of Love fame on A&M records. Today this group still has an underground following.  

Charlie met Rafe Klein in 2008. What started as a student/teacher relationship, soon developed into a songwriting partnership with a mutual admiration for different musical styles. Bridgeport Blues, their debut-self titled CD was recorded in Fairfield, CT. with recording engineer Mark Rudzinski. Charlie and Rafe hope you enjoy listening to it as much as they enjoyed making it

01. It's On
02. Bridgeport Blues
03. Givin' It All I Got
04. Runnin' Back to You
05. Silent Partner