sábado, 31 de dezembro de 2016

The Ingoes - Before We Were Blossom Toes (1964-66)

The Ingoes - Before We Were Blossom Toes (1964-66) - 2010

from popmatters

This 15-tracker provides a comprehensive account, through unreleased originals and obscure studio cuts, of British pop-psych band Blossom Toes when they were still a jobbing young R&B combo searching for a voice amidst the flowering beat boom of the mid-‘60s. Formed in London and managed by Giorgio Gomelsky (The Yardbirds), the Ingoes got to play the hip Crawdaddy clubs and the Marquee. But it wasn’t until the group landed a residency at Le Bus Palladium in Paris that they really got their groove on, as exemplified by the closing number, a raucous live version of Rufus Thomas’s “Jump Back” that has the Parisian scenesters going wild. Along the way the quartet recorded two workman-like versions of “Help!”, one in French, the other in Italian, and kick-started a dance craze called Le Monkiss; it’s the four tracks which made up the original EP Viens Danser Le Monkiss in ‘65, including a sensational version of Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour”, that provide the album highlights. Although highly enjoyable and with insightful liner notes by band guitarist Brian Godding, there’s nothing here to suggest that just twelve months later, they’d be singing a song about “Mrs Murphy’s Budgerigar”.

01. Fast Eddie
02. I Feel the Winter
03. Monday
04. I Don't Want You
05. Thank You All the Same
06. Whatcha Gonna Do 'bout It?
07. Ready Packed People of Today
08. Pistol Packin' Mama (Demo)
09. Au Secours
10. Se Non MI Aiuti Tu
11. Viens Danser Le Monkiss
12. Mister Pitiful
13. Pistol Packin' Mama
14. In the Midnight Hour
15. Jump Back


segunda-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2016

Jess Roden & The Humans- Live at the Robin - 1996

Jess Roden & The Humans- Live at the Robin - 1996

Jess Roden was always one of the UK's most underrated and enduring white boy soul singers. And as this album suggests, neither his audience nor his muse has ever deserted him.

Together with a stellar line-up including one time Atomic Rooster/ bass man Nic Graham and Rod Stewart/Strider guitarist Gary Granger, plus his Granger's guitar protégé, Bill Burke, the Humans push Jess to the limit.

Recorded in 1996 in front of a sell out crowd near his Wolverhampton roots, Jess & The Humans prove that not only did they still have a cutting edge, but that the band's song-writing prowess matched the on stage sparks. The opening brace of self penned rockers "When I Call You Name" and the stage favourite "So Fine, So Young" set the standard, while the grungy "Before I Hurt Myself" is a show stopper. In between there's some sultry impassioned soul with Joe Tex's "You'd Better Believe It" and a fine improvised version of Willie Dixon's "I Live The Life I Love".

The album's climactic closing number is a full blown cover of Neil Young's Grungy "Rockin' in The Free World", which is a timely nod to the man whose influence pervades much of this impressive live set.

01. When I Call Your Name
02. So Fine, So Young
03. Cool Water
04. I Live The Life I Love
05. Let Me Love You Baby
06. If You Reallly Want Me
07. You'd Better Believe It
08. Before I Hurt Myself
09. Rockin' In The Free World


sábado, 24 de dezembro de 2016

Jorma Kaukonen - Christmas

Jorma Kaukonen - Christmas - 1996

Christmas is a Jorma Kaukonen studio album released in July 1996. It was the only themed album Kaukonen recorded and was a departure from the usual Rev. Gary Davis influenced tunes. It included new Christmas-themed compositions as well old hymns such as "Silent Night." Like the previous album, The Land of Heroes, Christmas incorporated the work of Michael Falzarano and Fred Bogert. Kaukonen's wife Vanessa also performed vocals and co-wrote one song. It was also the only time Kaukonen performed keyboards on an album.

01. Downhill Sleigh Ride
02. Christmas Rule
03. What Child Is This? (Traditional)
04. Christmas Blues (Falzarano)
05. Journey of The Three Wise Men
06. Baby Boy (Traditional)
07. You're Still Standing
08. Silent Night (Traditional)
09. Holiday Marmalade
10. Holiday Segue

Jorma Kaukonen – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Michael Falzarano – Rhythm guitar, Sleigh bells, Vocals
Fred Bogert – Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Vanessa Lillian – vocals
Chris Munson, Wayne Killius – Drums


segunda-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2016

J.D. Simo - One Night Stand

J.D. Simo - One Night Stand - 2002

J. D. Simo is an American blues singer-songwriter, who began guitar lessons at the age of five. By age 15, Simo had already formed a blues-rock power trio and released a live EP recorded in Phoenix Arizona. He quickly earned a strong local following in the Phoenix area, pleasing crowds of all ages with dynamic stage performances that showcased his explosive guitar skills. By 2006, having reached the age of 20, Simo has appeared alongside Lynyrd Skynyrd, Goo Goo Dolls, and Santana, and had written and performed in commercials for Dominos Pizza and Geico car insurance. In the winter of 2006 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he has established himself as a session musician, appearing on albums by Rodney Atkins, The Van Lears and Travis Meadows. He currently plays with the Don Kelley Band whose prior guitarists included Brent Mason, Kenny Vaughan, Redd Volkaert and Johnny Hiland.

01. Freight Train
02. Six String Blues
03. Goin Down
04. School House Blues
05. Superstition
06. Doin All Right
07. Til The Morning Comes
08. Capture Me
09. Just Begun
10. Texas Flood
11. One Night Stand
12. City Limits
13. Mystery (Bonus Track)

J. D. Simo - Guitar, Vocals
Tom Feigenbaum - Bass
Thomas "Freight Train" Walker - Drums
Hans Olson - Harmonica


terça-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2016

Laurel & The Love-in - Don't Love Nobody

Laurel & The Love-in - Don't Love Nobody - 2016

Don’t Love Nobody is a Nashville throwback rock and roll blend of bad attitude and Southern spunk, powered by Laurel Sorenson’s bold, smoky vocals.

Fronted by unapologetically vibrant personality and songwriter, Laurel Sorenson, Laurel & The Love-In cite a range of soulful and bluesy influences, including Amy Winehouse, Alabama Shakes and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, meshed with rock classics Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and The Ramones. The result is a sound that is both retro, yet fresh and an onstage presence that is both mature, yet wild with frenetic energy.

01. No More
02. Without You Blues
03. Got a Light
04. Can't Wait
05. Prescription
06. Love Don't Love Nobody
07. Want You for Your Body
08. Big Bad Wolf
09. Ride The Rails
10. Gonna Do
11. Let My Heart

Laurel Sorenson - Lead Vocals
Ian Kendall - Guitar
John Lattimer - Bass
Michael Rasile - Drums
Veronica Selby & Allison Stokes - Background Vocals


sábado, 10 de dezembro de 2016

The Litter - Re-Emerge

The Litter - Re-Emerge - 1998

After reforming in 1990, the Litter decided to stay together and cut a studio album. With the help of guests like Joey Molland and an enlarged personnel, Minneapolis' favorite psychedelic still deliver the goods with a vengeance. Original arrangements of old favorites like "Takedown," "Starting Over Again," and "Slipaway," along with a pack of solid new originals, make this a reunion album well worth investigating.

01. Action Woman
02. Too Hot To Handle
03. Takedown
04. City Of Tears
05. Slipaway
06. Climbing To The Top
07. Starting Over Again
08. You Don't Fool Me
09. Stay With Me
11. Love Is Just A Word (That Falls Apart)
12. Don't Make Me Go It Alone
13. I Think Of You
14. Takedown (Original Version)
15. Starting Over Again (Original Version)
16. Slipaway (Original Version)
17. Spider Lady


domingo, 4 de dezembro de 2016

Pete Townshend - Magic Bus Live from Chicago - 2004 (re-re-post)

Pete Townshend - Magic Bus Live from Chicago - 2004

Essencialmente esse disco é uma reedição do "Merryville Academy", só que ao contrário do que possa sugerir, foi lançado  com apenas 8 das originais 11 músicas. De qualquer forma, Pete mescla clássicos do Who com canções de seus discos solos, em  novos arranjos. Lançado originalmente em 1998, foi gravado no "House of Blues" de Chicago e traz Eddie Veder em Magic Bus e Heart to Hang on Two, que por si já vale o download.

01. On the Road Again
02. Drowned
03. You Better You Bet
04. Now and Then
05. North Country Girl
06. Let My Love Open the Door
07. Magic Bus
08. Heart to Hang Onto

Pete Townshend - Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Eddie Vedder - Vocals
Tracey Langran - Vocals, Guitar
Jon Carin - Vocals, Keyboards, Drums, Sequencer
Chucho Merchan - Bass, Percussion
Peter Hope-Evans (Jew's Harp)
Jody Linscott - Percussion