domingo, 28 de maio de 2017

VA - Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, North Mississippi All-stars Duo and Friends - Another One For Woody

VA - Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, North Mississippi All-stars Duo and Friends - Another One For Woody - 2010

An absolutely historical night of music.  A bitter-sweet night of music.  A magical combination of guitar-shredding artists who came together for the memory of one man. Allen Woody! This was a man whose musical presence touched the lives of numerous musicians, inspired a genre and who’s musical contribution deserves recognition. 

Allen Woody!! For those of us who tend to seek out a bass line in a song, the name Allen Woody should register in your brain’s musical library.  Specifically, in the southern rock genre. He was the stand-out bassist for bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, The Artimus Pyle Band and more.

His unexpected passing on August 26, 2000 encouraged his fellow musicians to hold the first benefit called One For Woody in September 2000.  Ten years later, Warren Haynes and an ARSENAL of guitar-wielding friends put together the second benefit for this greatly missed musician: Another One For Woody: “Wish You Were Here!”

DISC 1 - North Mississippi All-stars Duo

01. Just Outside Of Heaven
02. The Lucky One
03. I Shall Be Released
04. Shimmy The Wobble  Station Blues  Preachin' Blues
05. Glory Glory Glory
06. Po Black Maddie  Skinny Woman  Jumpercable
07. Whiskey Rock Rolla

DISC 2 - Gov't Mule

01. Railroad Boy
02. Blind Man In The Dark
03. Steppin' Lightly
04. Banks Of The Deep End
05. Stage Banter 1
06. I'm A Ram
07. Stage Banter 2
08. Dear Prudence
09. Stage Banter 3
10. 3220 Blues

DISC 3 - Gov't Mule

01. Announcement
02. Stay With Me
03. Sometimes Salvation
04. Stange Banter 4
05. Simple Man
06. Wishing Well
07. Soulshine

DISC 4 - Allman Brothers Band

01. Don't Want You No More
02. It's Not My Cross To Bear
03. End Of The Line
04. No One To Run With
05. Black Hearted Woman
06. Who's Been Talking
07. Midnight Rider

DISC 5 - Allman Brothers Band

01. Stage Banter 5
02. One Way Out
03. Statesboro Blues
04. Stage Banter 6
05. The Weight
06. Stage Banter 7
07. Franklin's Tower
08. Stage Banter 8
09. Southbound
10. Whipping Post
11. Wish You Were Here


quinta-feira, 25 de maio de 2017

Slim Chance - On The Move

Slim Chance - On The Move - 2015

Reminiscent in ways of Ronnie's own second album (appropriately named 'Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance') with its many wide and varied musical styles, it's a wonderful mix of band originals, Ronnie's own numbers plus a surprise or two along the way.

Original band members Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson, ably assisted by Geraint Watkins, Des Horsfall and two fine drummers, Jim Russell and John Lingwood, not only prove themselves to be strong songwriters in their own right, but also damned fine vocalists.

From the 'The Poacher'-esque 'Fishing Line' and the Joplin-esque 'Ragtime', to the swooping Afro-Caribbean feel of 'Line In The Sand' and the rock 'n' roll influenced 'Two Steps Away From Love', the band are at ease across various musical genres. Still very much a Slim Chance record, there's also new workings of 'The Poacher', 'Ain't No Lady' and 'Done This One Before', all Ronnie penned songs along with covers of Lead Belly's 'Duncan & Brady' and the Balham Alligators 'Hey Hey, Ho Ho'.

Steve Bingham - Vocals, Bass
Charlei Hart - Vocals, Accordion, Fiddle, Organ, Spanish Guitar
Jim RusselL- Drums, Percussion
Steve Simpson - Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle
Geraint Watkins - Vocals, Piano, Accordion
Alun Davis - Acoustic Guitar, Vocal
Des Horsfall - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar
John Lingwood- Drums, Percussion


sábado, 20 de maio de 2017

Alan Vega / Alex Chilton / Ben Vaughn ‎– Cubist Blues

Alan Vega / Alex Chilton / Ben Vaughn ‎– Cubist Blues - 1996

from AMG
Cubist Blues was the unholy union of future roots music wailer Alan Vega with a pair of terminal rock & roll outsiders in Ben Vaughn and Alex Chilton. Since almost everybody else in the indie and pop worlds were still wandering around in shock after the death of Kurt Cobain, almost no one took notice of this terrifyingly great record made in two consecutive dusk-to-dawn improvisational sessions at Dessau Studios on the Lower East Side of New York in December of 1994. Like the best of jazz when the cats in the '50s would just show up to see what would happen (more often than not, it did: check the Norman Granz Jam Session albums and the Prestige All-Stars). What does it sound like? Crazy voodoo ghost music. It sounds like Eddie Cochrane, Gene Vincent, and Johnny Burnette fighting for a place at Elvis' table someplace between heaven and hell that isn't earth. Vega's a poet of the other side of rock & roll. In the grain of his voice is the cry, weep, and wail of the blues as it met speed, cars, rocket ships, and the inside of Papa Legba's drum. Forget for one moment he was in Suicide, if you can, and listen to these freaky, screwed-down guitars, ramshackle pianos bearing their low keys like a dog's teeth, basses that rumble instead of pop. It's messed up -- check tracks like "Fly Away," where Jim Morrison meets Jeffrey Lee Pierce in the rebel squall of the south wind; the steam-shovel rockabilly of "Fat City" that is as streetwise as any hip-hop crew's boast shop, or creates a roaring sound Dion would have loved to have heard in his head in the Bronx in the '50s. It is poetry, man. There's the noir-ish blues of "Sister" that stumbles, falls, and breaks its leg before it ever starts, and the post-nightmare retake on "Dream Baby," where nothing is as it seems in the mirror. The live disc howls even more primitively, with the crew trying to force the audience through the eye of the space needle with them. Brilliant, disturbing, obsessive, and addictive; Cubist Blues is an album that time forgot, but was never more in time.


01. Fat City
Bass – Ben Vaughn
Guitar – Alex Chilton

02. Fly Away
Bass, Piano, Drums – Ben Vaughn
Guitar, Piano – Alex Chilton

03. Freedom
Guitar – Ben Vaughn
Synthesizer, Lead Guitar – Alex Chilton

04. Candyman
Drums – Ben Vaughn
Guitar, Bass – Alex Chilton

05. Come On Lord
Drums – Ben Vaughn
Guitar – Alex Chilton

06. Promised Land
Guitar, Drums – Ben Vaughn
Keyboards (Bass) – Alex Chilton

07. Lover Of Love
Drums – Ben Vaughn
Piano – Alex Chilton

08. Sister
Drums – Ben Vaughn
Guitar, Bass – Alex Chilton

09. Too Late
Guitar, Piano – Ben Vaughn
Synthesizer – Alex Chilton

10. Do Not Do Not
Bass, Drums – Ben Vaughn
Guitar, Piano, Drums – Alex Chilton

11. The Werewolf
Drums – Alex Chilton
Guitar, Keyboards (Bass), Piano – Ben Vaughn

12. Dream Baby Revisited
Drums – Ben Vaughn
Piano – Alex Chilton


quarta-feira, 17 de maio de 2017

Ted Aliotta - Ted Aliotta - 2013

Ted Aliotta - Ted Aliotta  - 2013

In 1961 Ted and brother Mitch become the house band, The Maybees, at a local club, where they continue to perform for five years. In 1966 Ted fronts the band Love Castle, playing the Midwest college circuit with covers and original songs, as well as writing, arranging, and performing TV and radio commercials. In 1969 Ted wins the lead role in the rock opera Hair. In 1970 Ted forms the band “Alliota Haynes” and helps to write the lyrics for the hit song Lake Shore Drive with Skip Haynes.Ted-Aliotta-portrait

In 1971 Ted forms the band Hoona with his brother Dean, playing all original music. Furthering his goals, Ted enters the National Poetry Video Guild competition, and is twice nominated for national poet of the year. Ted continues his passion of Metaphysics and Higher Consciousness for over 46 years. The questions of who, what, why, where, when, and how become an integral message in his writing.

In 1981 Ted forms the band Acme Thunder with brother Mitch, recording and playing concerts and the clubs. In 1988 Ted writes, arranges, produces, and records the Great Spirit project. In 1992 Ted forms the band Funk- N- A with many new tunes. In 1994 Ted forms the Band Groove Machine (his current band) and releases two CDs. Ted also continues to study the Arts, and teaches harmonica, voice, and guitar. He performs poetry and music at his Poetry, Music and the Art of Living seminars at colleges, galleries, and clubs. Starting in 1998 Ted is hired by major museums, libraries, and clubs to perform his poetry. Ted is also engaged by the NFL to write, and record copy for Harley Davidson’s 95th birthday movie. He is considered by many to be a modern day mentor, mystic and prophet.

01. South Chicago L.S.D.
02. The Cause
03. Time
04. Valentine
05. Payday
06. Starlight
07. Make Believe
08. Think Love
09. Give a Shit
10. Beer
11. The Light


domingo, 14 de maio de 2017

Jess Roden - The Player Not The Game

Jess Roden - The Player Not The Game - 1977

Singer/guitarist Jess Roden was born in Kidderminster in England's West Midlands, and his first band was the Shakedown Sounds. In 1967, he joined the Alan Bown Set as their new lead singer. Although their records never charted nationally, he did pick up a fandom in London (and belatedly became something of a star on the Northern Soul scene) with the release of their single "Emergency 999." He remained with the Bown group through 1970, after which he formed the band Bronco, and later worked on Wildlife, the third Mott the Hoople album, and with Keef Hartley on the album Lancashire Hustler. In the mid-'70s, he teamed up with ex-Doors John Densmore and Robby Krieger in the Butts Band, and sang on their first album. Roden finally emerged as a solo artist in his own right in the mid-'70s on Island Records, with his 1974 self-titled solo album, which was cut in New Orleans and included Allen Toussaint and Art Neville on keyboards. His albums throughout the '70s got great reviews but he never saw any significant sales; in between his own work, he managed to sing and play on albums by Carol Grimes, Jim Capaldi, Stomu Yamashta, Sandy Denny, and Grace Jones. He was with the group Rivits on Island for one album at the outset of the '80s. 

01. Misty Roses
02. Sensation
03. Lonely Avenue
04. The Quiet Sound Of You And I
05. The Hardest Blow
06. Drinking Again
07. Woman Across The Water
08. In Me Tonight


quinta-feira, 11 de maio de 2017

VA - Lynne Me Your Ears - Tribute to The Music of Jeff Lynne

VA - Lynne Me Your Ears - Tribute to The Music of Jeff Lynne - 2001

Lynne Me Your Ears – A Tribute to the Music of Jeff Lynne is a compilation of compositions written by songwriter Jeff Lynne. The majority of material are cover versions of Lynne's longest running and most successful group; Electric Light Orchestra. Though, there are cover versions of work that Lynne has done with Traveling Wilburys, The Move and The Idle Race.

01. 10538 Overture – Bobby Sutliff & Mitch Easter
02. Ma Ma Ma Belle – Earl Slick
03. Telephone Line – Jeffrey Foskett
04. Do Ya – Jason Falkner
05. Sweet Is the Night – Ben Lee
06. Rockaria! – Pat Buchanan
07. Every Little Thing – Michael Carpenter
08. No Time – Peter Holsapple
09. Showdown – Richard Barone
10. Handle with Care – Jamie Hoover
11. Strange Magic – Mark Helm
12. Evil Woman – Ross Rice
13. Steppin' Out – Carl Wayne
14. Don't Bring Me Down – Swag
15. One Summer Dream – Prairie Sons And Daughters (feat. Prairie Prince)
16. Can't Get It Out of My Head – Doug Powell
17. Twilight – The Shazam
18. Mr. Blue Sky – Tony Visconti (with Kristeen Young and Richard Barone)
19. You Took My Breath Away – The Heavy Blinkers
20. Message from the Country – The Balls Of France
21. The Minister – Ferenzik
22. Xanadu – Neilson Hubbard And Venus Hum
23. When Time Stood Still – Bill Lloyd
24. Above the Clouds – Sparkle Jets UK
25. Rock And Roll Is King – Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings
26. Morning Sunshine – Jeremy
27. Boy Blue – Rick Altizer
28. Livin' Thing – PFR
29. On the Run – Sixpence None the Richer
30. Bluebird Is Dead – Todd Rundgren
31. Turn to Stone – Roger Klug
32. Eldorado – Fleming and John


sábado, 6 de maio de 2017

Country Joe McDonald - Live In New York '71

Country Joe McDonald - Live In New York '71 - 2016

Country Joe McDonald was firmly established as one of the most articulate and outspoken voices of the US counterculture. This rare early solo performance finds him tackling a wide variety of material, from Country Joe & The Fish classics (including the original version of "Section 43", entitled "Motif In Black"), to more recent numbers from his solo career. The entire, original WBAI FM broadcast live at the Museum of Modern Art, New York on July 15th, 1971.

Disc 1
01. Introduction
02. For No Reason
03. Motif In Black
04. It's So Nice To Have Love
05. Air Algiers
06. Joe's Blues
07. Kiss My Ass
08. The Harlem Song
09. Red Hot Mama
10. Here I Go Again
11. WBAI Announcement

Disc 2
01. The Baby Song
02. Mr. Big Pig
03. Janis
04. Who Am I?
05. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
06. I'm On The Road Again
07. Jean Desprez
08. We Want Our Freedom
09. Fish Cheer - I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag


segunda-feira, 1 de maio de 2017

William Souffreau - Been Away Too Long

William Souffreau - Been Away Too Long - 1996

William was born on the 14th of April 1946, in Erembodegem, under a Belgian moon. He jumped into the music scene in the early sixties with the rock 'n' roll band The Blue Jets. At that time William wrote his first song, 'Feel so Lonely', which was later recorded on the album ‘Shake It’ (2002) by Blink It. Around 1963 William played with The Mings. His first recordings date from 1966, with The Four Rockets. Near the end of the 60s The Four Rockets became the more psychedelic rockband Dementia Praecox.

In 1970 William was elected number one rock singer of Belgium. Earlier that year he had founded the band The Voodoo, which soon became Irish Coffee. This rock band was a large success in many countries. Irish Coffee recorded one album and four singles (including the hit single 'Masterpiece'), all collector's items now. The band played many concerts and did numerous TV and radio shows. Irish Coffee was a support act for Uriah Heep, Chicken Shack and Golden Earring, among others. In 1974 the Irish Coffee story came to an end.

01. Gimme a Reason
02. Black Cat
03. Beware
04. Baby Come On
05. Been Away Too Long
06. Ten Good Reasons
07. Wish You Were Here
08. Just Enough Rope
09. Close to You
10. Another Woman
11. December Sky

William Souffreau - Vocals, Guitar
Paul Van Bruystegem - Lead Guitar
Luc De Clus - Guitar
Geert Maesschalck - Bass
Gert Meert - Drums
Peter Bauwens - Piano, Organ
Steven De Bruyn - Blues Harp
Filip Demeyer - Sax
Nils De Caster - Violin
Pascal Michiels, Françoise Vidick - Backing Vocals