sexta-feira, 30 de junho de 2017

Tim Bogert - Master´s Brew (re-re-post)

Tim Bogert - Master´s Brew  - 1983

John Voorhis "Tim" Bogert III (born August 27, 1944 New York City) is an American musician. He graduated from Ridgefield Memorial High School in his hometown in 1963. As a bass guitarist and vocalist he is best known for his bass solos. He is a frequent collaborator with drummer Carmine Appice; the duo appeared in such bands as Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice. Master Brew his second album recorded in 1983.

01. Let Him Know
02. Devotion
03. Don`t Leave Me This Way
04. Slow Dancing
05. Trouble

Tim Bogert - Bass, Vocals
Rick Derringer, A. Havlenen - Guitar
Brian Auger - Organ
Carmine Appice - Drums
David Platshon - Piano, Drums
Mark Stein, Dick St Nicklaus - Vocals (Background)
Jay Williams - Guitar
Paul Kingery - Guitar, Vocals (Background)
Peter Schless - Synthesizer, Keyboards

+ @192

quarta-feira, 21 de junho de 2017

Mark Bogert - A Story In Parts

Mark Bogert - A Story In Parts - 2014

Mark Bogert born on November 8 1983. At the age of seven he got in touch with music, though this was not the guitar yet. Mark started playing the trumpet first. Aged twelve he discovered the guitar. From that moment on the guitar became a part of Mark’s life.
Besides playing the guitar, composing and arranging have played an important role in Mark’s development. He has written compositions and arrangements for various line-ups and regularly travels through Europe to teach and to conduct clinics and workshops.
Mark studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) and during this time played in different bands the most important of which was “Penny’s Twisted Flavour”. Furthermore he played with “Mythlorian” at Wacke Open Air, and played guest solos on the two albums by “Lord Volture” entitled “Beast of thunder” and “Never cri wolf”. Beside Mark’s band activities he also performs as a session musician, and has made a lot of guitar recordings for and with various bands, projects and events.

01. The Beginning
02. Confusion
03. Short Feelings Of Happiness
04. Flying Flowers
05. P.A.M.
06. High Up In The Sky
07. Breaking Down
08. The Only Truth
09. Days Ago
10. A Never Ending Story
11. Forgot The Tail


sexta-feira, 16 de junho de 2017

Sam Moore - Overnight Sensational - (Re-Re-Post)

Sam Moore - Overnight Sensational - 2006

The lead voice of Stax Records' powerhouse soul duo Sam and Dave returns to reclaim his legacy here with a collection of familiar r&b catalog choices framed by slick, decidedly contemporary productions. If the project's crowded supporting cast -- Springsteen, Clapton, Wynonna, Sting, Bon Jovi, Winwood, Paul Rodgers, Mariah Carey, Vince Gill and Billy Gibbons among the most notable -- sometimes makes Moore seem like a guest on his own album, their admittedly marketing-driven presence nonetheless helps showcase a seminal soul artist for an American Idol-smitten generation that seems to have taken him for granted (hardly a surprise that project producer Randy Jackson is best known as an AI judge).

Yet Moore's gritty, expressive voice can't be denied on the best of it, whether on the simmering gospel fervor of the Wynonna/Bekka Bramlett/Bebe Winans-seasoned "I Can't Stand the Rain," the bluesy shuffle of "Better To Have and Not Need" with Springsteen joining in the chorus or a soulful "None of Us Are Free" featuring Sting. But, as Fantasia's turn on the unfortunate "Blame It On the Rain" argues, it's also an album whose tracks often frustratingly rise or fall in proportion to the contributions of its guests; less would definitely mean Moore here.

01. I Can't Stand The Rain - with Wynonna, BeBe Winans & Billy Preston
02. Better To Have And Not Need - with Bruce Springsteen
03. Blame It On The Rain - with Fantasia
04. Lookin' For A Love - with Jon Bon Jovi
05. Ain't No Love - with Steve Winwood
06. None Of Us Are Free - with Sting & Sheila E.
07. It's Only Make Believe - with Mariah Carey & Vince Gill
08. Don't Play That Song - with Bekka Bramlett
09. If I Had No Loot - with Van Hunt, Nikka Costa & Billy F. Gibbons
10. Riding Thumb - with Travis Tritt & Robert Randolph
11. We Shall Be Free - with Paul Rodgers
12. You Are So Beautiful - with Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, Zucchero & Robert Randolph


quinta-feira, 15 de junho de 2017

Dan Auerbach - Waiting On A Song

Dan Auerbach - Waiting On A Song - 2017

from AMG
When Dan Auerbach released his debut solo album Keep It Hid in 2009, the Black Keys were on the verge of superstardom; so his solo album was a busman's holiday, not the start of a career. Waiting on a Song, its 2017 sequel, arrives in the midst of an extended hiatus from the Black Keys, who took a breather after a run of blockbusters that coincided with Auerbach establishing himself as a producer of note.

On these extracurricular projects, Auerbach broadened his sonic palette, working with everybody from Americana stalwart Ray LaMontagne to post-modern noir diva Lana Del Rey, and he brings this new bag of tricks to Waiting on a Song. Having more in common with the groovy classic soul moves of his 2015 side project the Arcs than the heavy-footed stomp of the Black Keys, Waiting on a Song's heart lies in the glimmering productions of Jeff Lynne in the late '80s. "Shine on Me" glistens like an outtake from the Traveling Wilburys, and it's not an isolated incident. Auerbach keeps circling back to this bright, cheerful sound, accentuating it with elements of Memphis soul and an undercurrent of classically constructed Americana. 

The title Waiting on a Song hints at such craftsmanship, and it was co-written by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin, whose presence suggests that Auerbach is adding "singer/songwriter" to his impressive résumé. The thing about this album is, it shows the power of craft across the board: Auerbach's become a vivid, imaginative producer and now he's writing songs to match. 

01. Waiting on a Song
02. Malibu Man
03. Livin’ in Sin
04. Shine on Me
05. King of a One Horse Town
06. Never in My Wildest Dreams
07. Cherrybomb
08. Stand by My Girl
09. Undertow
10. Show Me


domingo, 11 de junho de 2017

Charlie Hart - Grooves Roots

Charlie Hart - Grooves Roots - 2008

In 2008 the Austrian label, FRW released Charlie's first-ever solo album. The album features Charlie's writing and playing over the years, as well as performances by numerous musicians, listed below.

Grooves and Roots starts with some recently recorded 'zydo-funk' tracks (a type of drum 'n bass) and progresses on to songs and instrumentals written in the seventies and eighties, notably OK Roland (written with Ian Dury) and the instrumental Software Breakdown (recorded by Juice on the Loose).
The album finishes off with some infectious African grooves and Walter Wagenleithner's remix of 'Don't fix it', which also features Ulrike Kuehlwein (Mama Oliver) on vocals.

FRW are a strong independent Austrian label, who also organize the Undisputed Peace Festivals across Europe. These festivals provide a platform for a wide spread of musical genres and bring together local and Austrian bands.

The album was launched at the Reigen Club Vienna on March 1st 2008, during tenth Undisputed Peace Festival. As special guest Charlie enjoyed performing live on stage with Original Suntouchers and also performed Don't Fix it! live with the Loop Doctors and Mama Oliver (vocals).

Grooves & Roots is described by Roland Schmitt as 'a really exciting cross-section of Charlie's work as musician and composer'.

01. Don’t Fix it
02. Takes Two
03. Stretching Time
04. Barumbabarumba
05. Stitch One
06. OK Roland
07. Software Breakdown
08. Time is The Healer
09. Big Top
10. C’est Ca
11. Snatch it
12. Don’t Go
13. Aftermath
14. Spirit World
15. Don’t Fix it


quarta-feira, 7 de junho de 2017

VA - Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans

VA - Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans - 2004
Shout Factory's four-CD box set Doctors, Professors, King and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans represents a perfect storm when it comes to reissues. This box set is musically exciting, a complete representation of its subject matter, and just plain fun to listen. Not only that, it fulfills a vacuum in the market, because until this collection, one would think that there hasn't been any new recording of music in New Orleans since the Meters in the early 1970's. In fact, New Orleans has been just as vibrant, diverse and productive during each and every era of recording from 1923-2004 and this collection proves it!

The collection takes a major risk that pays off, of not thematically organizing each of the four compact discs in this collection. Not bowing to the obvious track order solution of chronological order or by genre, the set weaves effortlessly from track to track without any other theme than great performance after great performance. Some ebb and flow exists between the more traditional to the more up- tempo, but it works and works brilliantly.

The package includes eighty-five recordings and a top of the line eighty-plus page book that includes beautiful photographs and insightful essay about the city and each artist and their recordings and what we at the Vault love the most detailed liner notes and credits. The Vault appreciates when we know who each instrumentalist is, the producer, engineer, studio and city, the date of the recording, the original record it was released on and the original recording company. It is this attention to detail that makes a good boxset an excellent boxset.

The set kicks off with current New Orleans jazz ambassador and great chef, Kermit Ruffins informing us of his wish "Drop Me Off in New Orleans." From there the set visits recordings from different era and styles.

The first category of artists included comes from those that helped define dawn of the recording industry and jazz. Included are some of New Orleans favorite sons, Louis Armstrong (with the Hot Seven on "Potato Head Blues" and with his Dixieland Seven on the final track "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?"), Jellyroll Morton, Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feet Warmers and Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band. All four and their various sidemen brought the sounds of the Crescent City out for the rest of the world to hear, appreciate and emulate.

The next major era represented comes from the independent record label explosion in the late 1940's and 1950's when New Orleans was a hot bed for so much recording, especially in the fields of Rhythm and Blues, Blues and Rock and Roll. This is where a tremendous breadth of styles and artists are well documented (from jazz to R&B, from Cajun to rock and roll) in this collection. Artists with some major national hits included are Fats Domino, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Ernie K-Doe, Huey "Piano" Smith, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Al Johnson, Frankie Ford, Chris Kenner, Little Richard, Eddie Bo, and Lloyd Price. Here the boxset focuses on these artists' big hits, except for Little Richard (who while not from New Orleans, developed his career and recorded his major hits within the city limits), whose "Rip It Up" represent his New Orleans feel better than perhaps "Tutti Frutti" or "Good Golly, Miss Molly." Other artists of this era include The Hawketts, George Lewis' Ragtime Band, Shirley & Lee, Smiley Lewis and Benny Spellman.

Another set of artists and their recordings are culminated from the timeless performers that are not defined by hits, eras or genres that are/were the cornerstone of the Crescent City. The types of performers that as soon as you hear their name, images of the sites, sounds and smells (you can almost smell the jambalaya or pot of crawfish boiling) of the Big Easy come to mind. This category includes Professor Longhair, James Booker, Dr. John, Allan Toussaint, Kermit Ruffins, Rebirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Meters, Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Neville Brothers, Dave Bartholomew, The Wild Magnolias, Ellis Marsalis and Pete Fountain.

Also well represented here are today's lifeblood of the New Orleans scene that meld the funk and soul of yesteryear with the sounds from all over. These modern day New Orleans musical ambassadors include the super funky Galactic, Swedish roots rocker Anders Osborne, blues pianist all-star Marcia Ball, all star jam band The Radiators, jazz young lion James Andrews, brass band music for the new millennium from Coolbone, the soulful and excellent songwriting of Mem Shannon (probably the funniest song on the album, his take on the proliferation on our streets of SUV's) and the musical melting pot sounds of The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars.

While not hailing from the city limits of New Orleans, this collection pays serious attention to the sounds that come from a two-hour trip west of New Orleans to Southwest Louisiana; Cajun and Zydeco music. Yes, the boxset revolves around the music that came from within the Big Easy, but there is no doubt that the music, culture and cuisine from Cajun and Creole country are as part of the fabric of New Orleans than anything else. Therefore including music from artists such as Clifton Chenier, Beausoleil, Lil Queenie, Boozoo Chavis, Geno Delafose, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers (with the great 'Give Him Cornbread'), Bruce Daigrepont and The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band completes the picture of the musical scene of New Orleans.

While I could spend time pointing out some artists that the Vault feels deserves placement in the collection (Ok, for fun, we'll throw in a few: Los Hombres Caliente, King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, the Subdudes, Better Than Ezra, Victoria Williams (whose recent record has a stellar version of "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?"), Rockin Sidney, Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band, Tab Benoit, Juvenile, The Balfa Brothers, Astral Project, Nicholas Payton, Amede Ardoin, and the list goes on and should include the "Swamp Pop" genre). The Vault could go on, but this just illustrates the point that there is so much great music and artists that call New Orleans home and to include them all would be a cumbersome twenty disc collection, which could lose the impact and flavor this boxset so excellently achieves.

The Vault cannot stress enough the great feel and class this collection has and the fact it encompasses so many styles, genres and eras and it flows so well from beginning to end - we have no higher praise. Maybe, the great folks at Shout Factory are just setting us up for an addendum release or a sequel; if that's the case bring them on, we love it!

Disc 1
01. Welcome to New Orleans - Galactic, Theryl DeClouet
02. Drop Me Off in New Orleans - Kermit Ruffins
03. I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
04. Iko Iko - Dr. John
05. Potato Head Blues - Armstrong, Louis & His Hot Seven
06. My Darlin' New Orleans - Lil' Queenie, Percolators
07. Para Donde Vas (Where Are You Going) - Iguanas
08. Meet the Boyz on the Battlefront - Anders Osborne, Boudreaux, "Big Chief" Monk
09. Ain't Got No Home - Henry, Clarence "Frogman"
10. Feel Like Funkin' It Up - Rebirth Brass Band
11. Zydeco Gris-Gris - Beausoleil
12. Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
13. That's Enough of That Stuff - Marcia Ball
14. Confidential - Radiators
15. Hey Pocky A-Way - Meters
16. I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say Jelly Roll MOrton
17. Foot of Canal Street - Paul Sanchez
18. Down in Honky Tonk Town [live] - Vernel Bagneris
19. Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey "Piano" Smith
20. More Hipper - Jon Cleary
21. Release Me - Johnny Adams
22. Preachin' Blues - Bechet, Sidney & His New Orleans Feet Warmers
23. Jambalaya [live] - Clifton Chenier

Disc 2
01. Dog Days - Leigh Harris
02. No City Like New Orleans - Earl King
03. Salée Dames, Bon Jour - Don Vappie, Creole Jazz Serenaders
04. Marshall's Club - Balfa Toujours
05. You Can Have My Husband [live] - Irma Thomas
06. Go Go - Galactic
07. Not Too Eggy - New Oleans Klezmer All Stars
08. St. James Infirmary - Preservation Hall Jazz Band
09. Going Back to New Orleans - Moore, Deacon John
10. Hot Tamale Baby - Buckwheat Zydeco
11. Fear, Hate, Envy, Jealousy [live] - Neville Brothers
12. Poop Ain't Gotta Scuffle No More - James Andrews
13. Mardi Gras Mambo - Hawketts
14. Ice Cream - Lewis, George's Ragtime Band
15. No Doubt About It - J. Monque'd
16. Don't You Feel My Leg - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
17. Dog Hill - Boozoo Chavis
18. Au Bord de Lac Bijou - Zachary Richard
19. Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Tuba Fats' Chosen Few Brass Band

Disc 3
01. Shrimp and Gumbo - Dave Bartholomew
02. St. Phillip Street Breakdown - Michael White
03. Going Back to Louisiana - Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth"
04. Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
05. The Saints - Coolbone
06. Canaille - Geno Delafose
07. Carnival Time - Al Johnson
08. La Negra Tomasa - Omar, Fredy Con Su Banda
09. Let the Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee
10. The Broken Windmill - Tom McDermott
11. Way Down - Dupree, Champion Jack
12. Hallelujah [live] - Raymond Myles
13. I Hear You Knocking Smiley Lewis
14. La Crève de Faim (Starvation 2-Step) Steve Riley
15. Main Street Blues - Red Stick Ramblers
16. Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
17. Tee-Nah-Nah [live] - Henry Butler
18. Smoke That Fire - New Birth Brass Band
19. Give Him Cornbread [live] - Beau Jocque
20. I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
21. Classified [live] - James Booker
22. Southern Nights - Allen Toussaint

Disc 4
01. Tipitina - Professor Longhair
02. Party - Wild Magnolias
03. Dr. Jazz - Ellis Marsalis
04. Ooh Poo Pah Doo - Troy Andrews
05. South of I-10 - Sonny Landreth
06. Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette) - Benny Spellman
07. The Right Key but the Wrong Keyhole [live] - Neville, Charmaine Band
08. Rip It Up - Little Richard
09. Royal Garden Blues - Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band
10. Stoned, Drunk & Naked - Anders Osborne
11. Laissez Faire (Let It Be) - Bruce Daigrepont
12. Digga-Digga-Do [live] New Orleans - Jazz Vipers
13. Tailspin - Washington Walter "Wolfman"
14. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
15. Havin' Fun in New Orleans - Eddie Bo
16. King of the Mardi Gras - Tim Laughlin
17. Red Beans - Snooks Eaglin
18. S.U.V. - Mem Shannon, Membership
19. 'Tits Yeux Noirs (Little Black Eyes) - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
20. Lazy River [live] - Fountain, Pete & His Band
21. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? - Armstrong, Louis

 +@320 part 1/2
 +@320 part 2/2

sexta-feira, 2 de junho de 2017

David Elliott - David Elliott (First Atlantic Records Album)

David Elliott - David Elliott (First Atlantic Records Album) - 1972

David Elliott, with two albums on Atlantic Records under his belt, has also had his original songs recorded by well known artists, such as Levon Helm (drummer/singer with 'The Band'), April Wine (established Canadian band that had a hit with David's song 'I'm On Fire For You Baby') and Mick Grabham (lead guitarist for Procol Harum).

David has toured with Gordon Lightfoot, Randy Newman, The Kinks, Roxy Music, King Crimson, and Jose Feliciano, to name a few. He has recorded with various well known artists such as Paul Kossoff, lead guitarist for the group 'Free'. He has also co-written songs with such legendary songwriters as Tim Hardin, of "If I Were a Carpenter' and 'Reason To Believe' fame.

David's first Atlantic Records album features a string of well known musicians such as Albert Lee, Nigel Olsson (Elton John's drummer), Dee Murray (Elton John's bass player), Mick Grabham (lead guitarist, Procol Harum), Rick Wills (bass player for Peter Frampton and Foreigner), and David Mattacks.

01. Kid's Stuff
02. If I Were You
03. Lover
04. The Love You Put On Yesterday
05. You Better Move
06. Dear Mary
07. Down To My Last Dime
08. The Invisible Man
09. The Rich Man's Love Story
10. Some
11. Open The Door


quinta-feira, 1 de junho de 2017

David Elliott - All One (Re-Post)

David Elliott - All One - 2009 

There will always be the need for songwriters in the Rock genre and when looking through any artist's recorded catalogue you are likely to find a number of 'covers' by songwriters with unfamiliar names.  David Elliott has been busy writing and recording for many years with a variety of artists and he had two solo albums released in England on Atlantic Records in the 70's ('David Elliott' & 'Solid Ground').

David has numerous credits and co-credits to his name and some of the songs performed here have a certain notoriety. His composition of 'I'm On Fire For You Baby' was recorded by established Canadian band April Wine, who had a top ten hit with it, and it was recently placed in the movie ‘Trailer Park Boys’. Also Mick Grabham, one time lead guitarist with Procul Harum recorded it, and it is on his latest album 'Mick The Lad'.

While living in England during late 1974 David was involved in the late Paul Kossoff's  'Love Is The Lord' project.  Free had broken up and after Paul's initial solo album 'Back Street Crawler' in 1974 he was trying to put a new band together. David plays piano on 'You've Taken Hold Of Me' from these sessions, originally issued on the posthumous 'Koss' album on DJM Records in 1977, but featured here for the first time is the David Elliott original ‘AlI One' also recorded with Paul Kossoff during the same period.

All One features Paul Kossoff in one of his 'lost but found' recordings. This song is a must have for all Free Fans. Paul Kossoff provides all the thrills and licks we'd expect. It's release is very welcome as another piece in the jigsaw of what was happening during the lost period of broken bands and uncompleted albums. ANY new Kossoff is always welcome.

The majority of the tracks on his 'All One' CD were recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and utilize some fine musicians such as David Hood, a well known bass player who has played on many classic soul and rock hits, and Scott Boyer, a noted songwriter/guitarist. 

01. Little Miss Gone Again
02. Sneaky Suspicion
03. Mr. Right
04. All One 05. I Hold the Ace
06. I'm On Fire For You Baby
07. Break On Out and See Me           
08. Step Back See
09. If You Sell One Acre
10. I've Got a Bet With Myself