segunda-feira, 19 de agosto de 2019

Reese Wynans And Friends - Sweet Release

Reese Wynans And Friends - Sweet Release - 2019

When Reese Wynans decided to make his first-ever solo album after more than 50 years in the business, including a taste of his days with Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble was a no-brainer. So it's no surprise that Sweet Release, due out March 1, opens with an electrifying new version of 1989's "Crossfire," whose video is premiering exclusively below.

"It was great to do that one," the keyboardist tells Billboard. He credits Sweet Release producer Joe Bonamassa, who Wynans has played with for the past five years, with the suggestion to do the track. His brassy take on the song, which Wynans co-wrote, features a reunion with the Double Trouble rhythm section of Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton and guest vocals by Sam Moore, while Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jack Pearson play guitar. "I do recall playing that song and loving that song back in the day," notes Wynans, who adds an extended organ solo to his version. "When we were first writing it, Tommy came up with that bass line and that R&B groove, and someone said it sounded like a Sam & Dave kind of groove.

"When I was telling that story to Joe he recommended that we hire Sam Moore to come and sing it. I never met Sam before. He agreed to do it and he loves the song and loves singing it. The whole thing was very exciting."

Wynans can say the same for the entire 13-track Sweet Release, which was recorded in Nashville and also features guest appearances by Vince Gill, Keb' Mo, Warren Haynes, Wet Willie's Jimmy Hall, Bonnie Bramlett and others. The set is an outgrowth of another album Wynans had made of all original material; He "wasn’t that happy with the way they came out" and put the project aside, only to have Bonamassa resurrect the idea of a Wynans solo album and insisting he produce it. Bonamassa also came up with the idea for Wynans using the album to revisit his career, including early influences (Tampa Red's "I've Got the Right to Be Blue" and "So Much Trouble," Michael Bloomfield's "You're Killing My Love"), Les Dudek's "Take the Time" from his days in Jacksonville, Fla., playing with the Allman Brothers Band precursor the Second Coming, additional songs initially recorded with Vaughan ("Say What!," "Riviera Paradise" and "Hard to Be"), the Beatles' "Blackbird," the Meters' "Soul Island" and the title track, from Wynans' days playing in Boz Scaggs' band.

"You run into a lot of sidemen like myself who make records and nobody really listens to them very much. You're just doing it to have something out," notes Wynans, whose resume also includes work with Carole King, Los Lonely Boys, Brooks & Dunn, Buddy Guy, Trisha Yearwood and many more. "So we decided we should go ahead and play some of the songs I famously played on in the past for other people and start from there." While Bonamassa is keeping him busy Wynans is hoping to put together some shows of his own in the future, and he also sees Sweet Release as a first step in maybe bringing those original songs out at some point.

"That's coming up; You'll be hearing some of that in the next record, for sure," Wynans says. "I never thought of myself as a frontman or a rock star or anything like that. I'm a musician and I love being a musician and help make people's songs sound better. I don't have to sit out front, but it's nice to get a chance to do it now, after so many years of playing, y'know?"

01. Crossfire
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Sam Moore - Vocals
Jack Pearson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Guitar
Chris Layton - Drums
Horns – The Texacali Horns
Joe Sublett - Saxophone
Darrell Leonard - Trumpet

02. Say What!
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Tommy Shannon - Bass
Chris Layton - Drums
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Guitar

03. That Driving Beat
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Mike Farris - Lead Vocals
Paulie Cerra - Lead Vocals
Jack Pearson, Josh Smith - Guitar
Michael Rhodes - Bass
Greg Morrow - Drums

04. You're Killing My Love
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Doyle Bramhall II - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Josh Smith - Guitar
Travis Carlton - Bass
Lamar Carter - Drums
Paulie Cerra - Sax
Lee Thornburg - Trumpet
Jade MacRae, Juanita Tippins, Mahalia Barnes - Vocals

05. Sweet Release
Lead Vocals (In Order) – Paulie Cerra, Keb' Mo', Mike Farris, Jimmy Hall, Bonnie Bramlett, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Paulie Cerra
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Joe Bonamassa, Josh Smith - Guitar
Michael Rhodes - Bass
Greg Morrow - Drums
Jade MacRae, Juanita Tippins, Mahalia Barnes - Choir

06. Shape I'm In
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Noah Hunt - Lead Vocals
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Jack Pearson, Josh Smith - Guitar
Tommy Shannon - Bass
Steve Mackie - Additional Bass
Chris Layton - Drums

07. Hard To Be
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Bonnie Bramlett, Jimmy Hall - Vocals
Joe Bonamassa - Baritone Guitar
Michael Rhodes - Bass
Greg Morrow - Drums
Jack Pearson, Josh Smith - Guitar
Lee Thornburg - Horns
Bonnie Bramlett, Jimmy Hall - Vocals

08. Riviera Paradise
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Jack Pearson - Guitar
Tommy Shannon - Bass
Steve Mackie - Fretless Bass
Chris Layton - Drums
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Guitar First Solo
Joe Bonamassa - Guitar Second Solo

09. Take The Time
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Warren Haynes - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Joe Bonamassa - Guitar
Michael Rhodes - Bass
Greg Morrow - Drums
Joe Bonamassa - Guitar
Jade MacRae, Juanita Tippins, Mahalia Barnes - Vocals

10. So Much Trouble
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Joe Bonamassa - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Michael Rhodes - Bass
Greg Morrow - Drums
Jack Pearson - Guitar
Mike Henderson - Harmonica

11. I've Got A Right To Be Blue
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Keb' Mo'- Guitar, Lead Vocals

12. Soul Island
Reese Wynans - Keyboards
Josh Smith - Lead Guitar
Jack Pearson - Guitar
Travis Carlton - Bass
Lamar Carter - Drums
Paulie Cerra - Sax

13. Blackbird
Reese Wynans - Grand Piano


quinta-feira, 15 de agosto de 2019

P.P. Arnold - The New Adventures of...P.P. Arnold

P.P. Arnold - The New Adventures of...P.P. Arnold - 2019 

When P.P. Arnold arrived in London on September 23, 1966 to support The Rolling Stones as one of Ike & Tina Turner's backing singers, The Ikettes, little did she know that her world was about to be turned upside down. The shy but vivacious 19-year-old caught the eye of Mick Jagger, who would persuade her to stay in London and record as a solo artist – ultimately leading to a five-decade career
working with everyone from Jagger, the Small Faces, Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb and Eric Clapton, to Nick Drake, Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, the KLF, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene and Primal Scream, to name a few. Five decades after she became a '60s icon with the timeless pop hits 'The First Cut Is The Deepest' and 'Angel Of The Morning' on Rolling Stones manager Andrew Oldham's ultra-hip Immediate label, soul singer P.P. Arnold is set to release a double-album of stunning new material featuring contributions from, among others, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene's Steve Cradock, The Specials and P.P's songwriter son, Kodzo.

“I've been a fan of P.P. ever since hearing 'The First Cut', and then 'Tin Soldier'. Her voice is still as great as it was when she was 18/19 years old! Steve Cradock has tried to keep something of the early Immediate Records sound on this new record, whilst still sounding fresh, and it is for me one of the finest in her collection” – Paul Weller The Product 

“It's great that I'm coming back with this record,” says P.P. “Even now, I'm still finding my way, because the industry changes every decade, and you're sometimes out of the loop. For me it's all about faith, meditating, love, praying… try to be ready and don't give up the fight. That's the message.”

'The New Adventures Of P.P. Arnold' was recorded and produced by life-long P.P. enthusiast, Ocean Colour Scene star and Paul Weller band guitarist Steve Cradock at his Kundalini Studio in Devon – after a 51-year gap in P.P. Arnold's recording career. The beginnings of the album - spanning classic orchestral soul ('Baby Blue', 'Finally Found My Way Back Home'), sunshine pop ('The Magic Hour'), house music ('Hold On To Your Dreams'), a spinechilling gospel elegy inspired by her daughter's death ('I'll Always Remember You'), two Paul Weller originals ('When I Was Part Of Your Picture', 'Shoot The Dove') and an epic, edgy 10-minute reading of Bob Dylan's poem 'The Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie' – can be traced back 25 years to 1994. Worldwide tours with Roger Waters put the project on the backburner, but when Cradock rediscovered the tapes during a house move four years ago, both parties were excited about the prospect of finally completing an album. And so they did.

01. Baby Blue
02. Though It Hurts Me Badly
03. The Magic Hour
04. Different Drum
05. I Believe
06. Hold On To Your Dreams
07. I'm A Dreamer
08. When I Was Part Of Your Picture
09. Shoot The Dove
10. Finally Found My Way Back Home
11. You Got Me
12. Daltry Street
13. Still Trying
14. The Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie
15. I'll Always Remember You… (Debbie's Song)


segunda-feira, 12 de agosto de 2019

Billylee Janey - Blues Power

Billylee Janey - Blues Power - 2019

Billylee recorded his first record in 1972 and another in 1973 which included “Pontiac Blues” by Sonny Boy Williamson. In 1975 he recorded a full-scale album titled No Rest for the Wicked with his Blues-Rock trio, Truth ‘N Janey. The album has achieved near cult status internationally. They would go on to record two more records. Besides Truth ‘N Janey,

Billylee has been in numerous other bands over the years, including the Driving Wheel Blues Band, Enoch Smokey, the Billylee Janey Group, Dennis McMurrin & the Demolition Band, The Janeys (a Ma/Pa/Son trio), as a featured special guest of The Blue Band, Blue Janey, Molly Nova & the Hawk, the Ernie Penniston Band, Billylee Janey’s Compact 3, and the Billylee Janey Band.

He has also had the occasion to perform with Blues luminaries Buddy Guy, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Bo Diddley, Kenny Neal, and the Kinsey Report. He has shared stages at shows and fests with Savoy Brown, Johnny Winter, Johnny Copeland, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Lonnie Brooks, Eddy Clearwater, Tinsley Ellis, Joanna Conner, and John Mayall, and has toured with Leslie West. Just a few of the fests include Bellevue, Chicago Blues, Living History Farm, Keokuk Blues, Mississippi Valley, Iowa City Jazz, Sturgis Falls, and Bluesmore.

Janey was inducted into the Iowa Rock n Roll Association’s Hall of Fame for his work with Truth ‘N Janey, his recordings have been reviewed in Living Blues, Blues Revue, and Blues Access, and he has performed on Iowa Public Television. He has spent time both as a music promoter in the early ‘90s, and also as a stage hand working shows by Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and George Thorogood. Janey has been teaching Blues guitar at West Music for the last 13 years.

He has recorded with Carol Thomas and also fellow Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductees, Sam Salomone, Bob Dorr, and Patrick Hazell.

01. Who Let the Dog Out
02. Blues Alright
03. Gimme Some Blues Power
04. Good Time Charlie
05. Guitar Lightnin’
06. Damn Good
07. Superstar
08. Mary Had a Little Lamb
09. Hellbound Nite Rider
10. Sky Cryin’
11. Lion Song
12. Ghost Ridin’ the Whip
13. Mean Ol’ Twister


quarta-feira, 7 de agosto de 2019

The Lewis Express - The Lewis Express

The Lewis Express - The Lewis Express - 2018

Released on Leeds Jazz & Soul label ATA Records, the debut LP fromThe Lewis Express takes the rich legacy of the soul-jazz outfits of the 1960s as the initial blueprint of their sound. Taking inspiration from the likes of Ramsey Lewis, Young-Holt, Eddie Cano, Ray Bryant and Cannonball Adderley, they present a collection of tracks that range from introspective spy film themes to burning Brazilian jazz.

Primarily based in Leeds, The Lewis Express is comprised of many of the musicians that have graced previous ATA releases: George Cooper, Piano (Abstract Orchestra) Neil Innes, Bass (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill), Sam Hobbs, Drums (Dread Supreme, Tony Burkill, Matthew Bourne) and Pete Williams, Percussion (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill). Recorded over an intense two-day session by the band of the same name, "The Lewis Express" is a nod to the classic soul jazz recordings of The Young Holt Trio / Young-Holt Unlimited and Ramsey Lewis, from who this group take their name. But, delivered with a distinctly European feel. As with many of the classic Ramsey Lewis cuts, this album was recorded live, capturing the rich inter-relationship between the players.

01. Love Can Turn A Man
02. Cancao De Momento
03. Hawkshaw Philly
04. Brother Move On
05. Theme From "The Watcher"
06. Last Man In The Chain Gang
07. Straight Seven Strut

George Cooper - Piano
Neil Innes - Bass
Sam Hobbs - Drums
Pete Williams - Percussion & Tenor Sax on "Brother Move On"
Jack Davis - Trumpet on "Brother Move On" & "Love Can Turn A Man"
Rob Mitchell - Baritone Sax on "Brother Move On"
Patrick Martin - Trombone on "Love Can Turn A Man"
Richard Ormrod - Flute on "Love Can Turn A Man"
Fiona McMillan - Vocals on "Straight Seven Strut"


sexta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2019

Char ‎- Moon Child

Char ‎- Moon Child - 1982

Char was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1955 and started playing guitar at the age of eight. Known as Japan’s most influential guitarist and a longtime leader in Japan’s music scene, he began his career as a professional session musician in both the studio and at live performances during his junior high school years.

In 1973 Char formed his first band, Smoky Medicine. After playing with a number of other bands, in 1976, Char released his major label debut single, “Navy Blue.” In 1978, Char formed the still highly influential band Johnny, Louis & Char (later renamed Pink Cloud). Char’s solo projects include the album U.S.J  made with Steve Lukather and released in ’81. In 1989 Char formed BAHO an acoustic duo with Osamu Ishida, and went on to form the band Psychedelix with band members such as Jimmy Copley (drums) who played in the group UPP which was produced by Jeff Beck.1999 was spent touring Japan with Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert in a unit called CB&A and a live album of the shows was released in 2000.

After playing with many musicians both in Japan and abroad including artists such as Paul Jackson and Larry Carlton, and releasing many solo and band albums, Char continues to challenge himself and in 2009 began Zicca Records. Char spent a year arranging and recording songs from artists he was most influenced by including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Ventures, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix for a six release DVD and CD cover song collection entitled TRADROCK by Char and released on Zicca Records in 2010. The year 2011 marked the 35th anniversary of Char’s debut.

01. Apple Juice
02. からまわり
03. Show What You've Got Inside Of You
04. Joy To The World
05. Last Night
06. Ride On Me
07. Kusriya
08. She Cut Jam
09. Funk'N' Roll
10. Deodolant Bolero


sexta-feira, 26 de julho de 2019

Hundred Seventy Split - Live Woodstock '69

Hundred Seventy Split - Live Woodstock '69 - 2019

‘Hundred Seventy Split’ is an exciting, high energy Blues/Rock power trio showcasing the combined talents of Joe Gooch on guitar/vocals, Leo Lyons on bass and Damon Sawyer on drums:

The band was formed in 2010 by bassist and ‘Woodstock Legend’ Leo Lyons who, along with Alvin Lee, is an original and founding member of the band ‘Ten Years After’.

Joe Gooch played with TYA for eleven years after Alvin Lee left the band. Leo and Joe initially formed a song-writing partnership to write for TYA and have continued writing together ever since. They both resigned from Ten Years After at the end of 2013.

The third band member is drummer Damon Sawyer, an in demand session musician and recording engineer, who has played with far too many people to mention.

01. Love Like A Man 
02. Spoonful
03. Fifty Thousand Miles Beneath My Brain
04. I'd Love To Change The World
05. Help Me Baby
06. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
07. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
08. I'm Going Home
09. The Smoke
10. Do You Wish You Were At Woodstock

Joe Gooch - Vocal, Guitar
Leo Lyons - Bass
Damon Sawyer - Drums


sábado, 20 de julho de 2019

Paul McCartney - Amoeba Gigs

Paul McCartney - Amoeba Gigs - 2019

Amoeba Gig is the first full length commercial release of Paul’s surprise free concert at Hollywood’s Amoeba Music on June 27, 2007. To date only four songs have seen wide release as the Amoeba’s Secret EP, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards in 2008: "That Was Me" for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and "I Saw Her Standing There" for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance. A full 21-song recording documenting possibly the most intimate L.A. show Paul has ever played will be made available to the public for the first time. The millions of people not among the luckier than lucky few hundred rubbing elbows with the likes of Ringo Starr and Woody Harrelson during that once in a lifetime in-store set will be able to experience those performances of Beatles classics “The Long And Winding Road,” “I’ll Follow The Sun” and “I’ve Got A Feeling,” Flaming Pie’s “Calico Skies,” plus Carl Perkins’ “Matchbox,” Jan Garber’s “Baby Face” and an emotional rendition of “Here Today.” Additionally, the LP will include an exclusive soundcheck recording of “Coming Up."
01. Drive My Car
02. Only Mama Knows
03. Dance Tonight
04. C Moon
05. The Long And Winding Road
06. I’ll Follow The Sun
07. Calico Skies
08. That Was Me
09. Blackbird
10. Here Today
11. Back In The USSR
12. Nod Your Head
13. House Of Wax
14. I've Got A Feeling
15. Matchbox
16. Get Back
17. Baby Face
18. Hey Jude
19. Let It Be
20. Lady Madonna
21. I Saw Her Standing There

Paul McCartney – Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboard
Rusty Anderson – Guitar, Vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr – drums, Vocals
Brian Ray – Guitar, Bass, Vocals
David Arch – Keyboards


quarta-feira, 17 de julho de 2019

Chad Allan and the Reflections - Early Roots

Chad Allan and the Reflections - Early Roots - 2016

Before American Woman and These Eyes; Chad Allan, Randy Bachman and friends were Chad Allan and the Reflections ! The Early Roots of The Guess Who. This is a must listen to for garage music fans and fans of early fun Rock and Roll! Recorded live in 1962 with the energy of early Rock and Roll spilling out from the stage. Its a " Dance On Party" loaded with hits of the day. This release also includes recordings from a session at Kay Bank Studios in Minneapolis from the same year and sees the first digital release of the singles. The birth of one of Canada's greatest groups!

01. Tribute to Buddy Holly
02. Back and Forth
03. I Didn't Have the Heart
04. 36-24-36 (Live)
05. When You're in Love (Live)
06. Walk Don't Run (Live)
07. Got a Funny Feeling (Live)
08. Hey Baby! (Live)
09. Bumble Boogie (Live)
10. Dance On (Live)
11. Ruby Baby (Live)
12. Out on a Limb (Live)
13. Now's the Time to Fall in Love (Live)
14. Wild Weekend (Live)
15. Stand up and Say That (Live)
16. Tough Enough (Live)
17. Nut Rocker (Live)
18. Raining in My Heart (Live)
19. (Dance with The) Guitar Man [Live]
20. Wonderful Land (Live)
21. Back and Forth (Live)
22. Quartermasters Stores (Live)
23. Ruby Ann (Live)
24. Kinda Cool (Live)
25. (I Love You) More Than I Can Say [Live]
26. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On (Live)


quarta-feira, 10 de julho de 2019

VA -Yesterday And Today - A 50th Anniversary Tribute To Yes

VA -Yesterday And Today - A 50th Anniversary Tribute To Yes - 2018

Fifty years is a long time for anything. It seems an especially long time for a band to exist…and particularly one that always set out to push boundaries and create music that wouldn’t necessarily appeal to the pop music buying masses. …And yet, here we are: prog rock legends Yes celebrated their half century in 2018. Granted, they’ve had an ever evolving, less than stable line up – no fewer than nineteen members have passed through the official ranks of Yes since their inception in 1968, and at the end of 2018, none of the band members are the true founders – but there is still a Yes. Detractors be damned.


01. MACHINE MESSIAH (Featuring Nick D’Virgilio & Geoff Downes)
02. YOURS IS NO DISGRACE (Featuring Marisol Koss & Tony Kaye)
03. TURN OF THE CENTURY (Featuring Sally Minnear)
04. SWEETNESS (Featuring Pat Sansone)
05. SOON (Featuring Curved Air)
06. CINEMA (Featuring Steve Hackett)
07. CHANGES (Featuring Robert Berry)
08. I’M RUNNING (Featuring Robin Schell & Marco Minnemann)
09. ACOUSTIC MEDLEY: (Featuring Jon Davison)
   ii) AND YOU AND I
10. YESTERDAY AND TODAY (Featuring Dr. Danny)
11. LONG DISTANCE RUNAROUND (Featuring Leslie Hunt)
12. THE FISH (Featuring Billy Sherwood)
13. STARSHIP TROOPER (Featuring Francis Dunnery)
14. Trifecta (Featuring Billy Sherwood & Dave Kerzner) - Bonus Track
15. The Architect II (featuring Fernando Perdomo & OTS) - BonusTrack
16. Yesterday And Today (Promo Album Sampler) - Bonus Track

Dave Kerzner - Keyboards
Billy Sherwood - Guitar, Bass
Fernando Perdomo, Vic Kingsley - Guitar
Roger Houdaille - Bass
Derek Cintron - Drums


sábado, 6 de julho de 2019

Dr. Robert & P.P. Arnold ‎– Five In The Afternoon

Dr. Robert & P.P. Arnold ‎– Five In The Afternoon - 2007

Originally released in 2007 but since then largely unavailable " Five In The Afternoon" brings together legendary soul singer and "First Lady of Immediate" PP Arnold and Dr Robert..better known as the leader of hit makers The Blow Monkeys. The album features ten original tracks all written and produced by Robert. It was recorded in deepest Andalucia , southern Spain after a chance meeting at a party. " "We started singing some old Curtis Mayfield songs together and a lightbulb went on in my head..I knew we had to do something together"

The additional musicians on the album include Marco Nelson on bass ( Young Disciples , Paul Weller ) and Crispin Taylor on drums (Galliano)

01. Nothing But Love
02. Be My Judge
03. What Am I To Do?
04. Careless Blues
05. Five In The Afternoon
06. I Saw Something
07. Stay Now
08. Ghost Of Winter
09. Shape It For Me
10. Satellite

Dr. Robert - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano
P.P. Arnold - Vocals
Marco Nelson - Bass, Pedal Steel Guitar, Organ
Crispin Taylor, Tansay Omar - Drums, Percussion
Robb Appleton - Harmonica
Jose Luis Quesada Bravo - Saxophone


terça-feira, 2 de julho de 2019

Peter Frampton Band - All Blues

Peter Frampton Band - All Blues - 2019

From Rolling Stones
“I have always loved to play the blues,” Frampton said in a statement. “When we formed Humble Pie, the first material we played together was just that. For the last two summers I had been playing a handful of blues numbers every night on stage with Steve Miller Band. I enjoyed this immensely and it gave me the idea of doing an ‘All Blues’ album live in the studio with my band. We started the resulting sessions nine days after coming off the road last year. Over a two- week period, we recorded 23 tracks, all live in the studio. The energy of these tracks is completely different from building a track one instrument at a time. With this recording, we pay tribute to all the original artists who invented this incredible music. I hope you can hear and feel our enjoyment. I’m not sure if you can say we had fun playing the blues. But we definitely did.”


01. I Just Want To Make Love To You
02. She Caught The Katy
03. Georgia On My Mind
04. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
05. Me And My Guitar
06. All Blues
07. The Thrill Is Gone
08. Going Down Slow
09. I'm A King Bee
10. Same Old Blues

Peter Frampton - Guitar, Vocals
Adam Lester - Guitar
Rob Arthur - Guitar, Keyboards
Dan Wojciechowski - Drums

Kim Wilson, Larry Carlton, Sonny Landreth and Steve Morse


sexta-feira, 28 de junho de 2019

Roger Daltrey - The Who’s Tommy Orchestral

Roger Daltrey - The Who’s  Tommy Orchestral - 2019

A new live, orchestral recording of The Who’s classic Tommy album will be released by Roger Daltrey and his band on 14 June on Polydor. Tommy Orchestral marks the 50th anniversary of the first release of Pete Townshend’s historic and groundbreaking work and was recorded on Daltrey’s tour of the US in the summer of 2018, performing it with some of the finest symphony orchestras in the country.

Daltrey came to describe the experience of touring this new rendition of Tommy as “magical.” It features a bold new orchestration of the famous rock opera by David Campbell, the renowned American arranger, conductor and composer whose credits include Adele, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Carole King and his son Beck, among many others.

Tommy Orchestral was recorded in Budapest and in Bethel in upstate New York, the scene of the first Woodstock festival 50 years ago, where The Who famously performed at one of the most seminal live events in rock history. The album was produced by Daltrey and Keith Levenson, who worked on the touring version of the Tommy musical.

The recording features the core band of Simon Townshend on vocals and guitar, Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Devours (drums), Jon Button on bass and Loren Gold on keyboards. All of those distinguished musicians have played with The Who live. Levenson conducted the Budapest Scoring Orchestra, from Campbell’s new orchestrations


01. Overture
02. It's A Boy
03. 1921
04. Amazing Journey
05. Sparks
06. Eyesight To The Blind
07. Christmas
08. Cousin Kevin
09. The Acid Queen
10. Do You Think It's Alright
11. Fiddle About
12. Pinball Wizard
13. There's A Doctor
14. Go To The Mirror
15. Tommy, Can You Hear
16. Smash The Mirror
17. Refrain - It's A Boy
18. I’m Free
19. Miracle Cure
20. Sensation
21. Sally Simpson
22. Welcome
23. Tommy's Holiday Camp
24. We're Not Gonna Take It


terça-feira, 25 de junho de 2019

The B.B. King Blues Band - The Soul of The King

The B.B. King Blues Band - The Soul of The King

An assemblage of The B.B. King Blues Band members and guests celebrating the great man and his music. The Hoax, of course, celebrated Riley King a few years back on a terrific album and it is pleasing that this set in the wake of his passing shares the fiery spirit of that record. The guests could hardly be more appealing on this release.

01. Irene Irene
02. Sweet Little Angel
03. There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
04. Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
05. Low Down
06. She's the One
07. Taking Care of Business
08. Becoming the Blues
09. Hey There Pretty Woman
10. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
11. Regal Blues (A Tribute to the King)
12. Pocket Full of Money
13. The Thrill is Gone


segunda-feira, 17 de junho de 2019

Davey Johnstone & John Jorgenson - Crop Circles: Groovemasters, Vol. 2

Davey Johnstone & John Jorgenson - Crop Circles: Groovemasters, Vol. 2 - 1998

What do the guitarists in Elton John's band do between gigs when they are traveling the world playing to sold out stadiums of screaming fans? In the case of longtime bandleader and sometimes songwriter (I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues) Davey Johnstone, and more recent additional axe master extraordinaire (three time winner of CMA's guitarist of the year with The Desert Rose Band, and accolades too many to mention with The Hellecasters) John Jorgenson, you borrow a minidisc recorder from Sony Electronics and write and record an all acoustic instrumental guitar duo CD called   "Groovemasters Vol. 2...Crop Circles."

Aside from his well noted work with Elton John, Johnstone has made anexceptional name for himself as a player who can add that special something to a song, and he has been called on to do that by artists as diverse as Stevie Nicks, Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf and Jimmy Webb. Jorgenson's talent for creating something a little fresh and different in the studio can be found on records from folks as diverse as Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, and Bonnie Raitt.

Written on world tour with Elton John, produced and recorded by Elton's keyboard ace Guy Babylon, "Crop Circles" finds these two artists known for adding that special color to others work attacking their own blank canvas with everything from delicate brush strokes to paint bombs. We caught up with them between American and European tours at a photo shoot, and chatted with them individually and then together.

01. 3rd Neck From Now
02. Crop Circles
03. She’s Gonna Cry Soon
04. Reel It In
05. Exercise In Futility
06. Bernadette’s Rose
07. Fat Slag Rag
08. Grooves And Lands
09. Beyond Ohm
10. LaVoya
11. Scarabride
12. Sacred Path


quarta-feira, 12 de junho de 2019

Taron Egerton - Rocketman

Taron Egerton - Rocketman - 2019 

from wikipedia
Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film follows John's early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. The film is titled after John's 1972 song Rocket Man.

The film initially began development in 2001, but languished for nearly two decades as it went through several studios including Walt Disney Studios and Focus Features, directors including Michael Gracey, and actors including Tom Hardy and Justin Timberlake. In April 2018, after creative differences with Focus halted an initial production start in 2014, the film was revived at Paramount Pictures, with Egerton and Fletcher signing on in April 2018. Principal photography began in August 2018 and was completed later that year. John served as executive producer, while husband David Furnish produced the film through Rocket Pictures and Matthew Vaughn's Marv Films.

Rocketman premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 16 May 2019, and was released in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2019 and in the United States on 31 May 2019. The film has grossed $103 million worldwide and received positive reviews from critics, with Egerton's performance, the costumes, and the musical numbers receiving general praise.

01. The Bitch Is Back (introduction) (with Sebastian Rich)
02. I Want Love (with Kit Connor, Gemma Jones, Bryce Dallas Howard and Steven Mackintosh)
03. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (with Kit Connor)
04. Thank You for All Your Loving
05. Border Song
06. Rock and Roll Madonna (interlude)
07. Your Song
08. Amoreena
09. Crocodile Rock
10. Tiny Dancer
11. Take Me to the Pilot
12. Hercules
13. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (interlude) (with Rachel Muldoon)
14. Honky Cat (with Richard Madden)
15. Pinball Wizard (interlude)
16. Rocket Man
17. Bennie and the Jets
18. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (with Celinde Schoenmaker)
19. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
20. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (with Jamie Bell)
21. I'm Still Standing
22. (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again (performed by Elton John and Taron Egerton)


quinta-feira, 30 de maio de 2019

Shadows Of Knight - Alive In '65!

Shadows Of Knight - Alive In '65! - 2018

While English bands were busy crafting their interpretation of American blues, the Shadows of Knight “re-added a Chicago touch” to the Brit sound. Dubbed “blues-punk,” the result was a high-energy mix of Chicago meets London in a back alley garage. Lead singer Jim Sohns could snarl like Howlin’ Wolf and move like Mick Jagger, a wicked combination guaranteed to generate pubescent pandemonium.

Step back while we loudly ’n proudly chronicle the mighty Shadows’ pre-Dunwich days with a newly discovered reel from 1965! It’s a live set recorded at the legendary Cellar teen club in Arlington      Heights IL, showcasing our boys’ obvious influences; Stones, Kinks, Link & more. Aggressive performances, unseen photos & detailed liner notes all aid in unraveling the early-edition history of the Shadows of Knight’s wild, R&B-injected ride!

Until now, little has been written about the Shadows of Knight’s Pre-Dunwich days. For sure, no recordings have surfaced from the period prior to “Gloria” taking hold on the hit parade. But back in Chicago’s north-west suburbs, one year earlier, they were already #1; at least with the clamoring teens that packed The Cellar club in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Norm Gotsch was a founding member of the Shadows of Knight; and along with Warren Rogers, one of the group’s original guitarists. He was responsible for recording the Shadows of Knight live set that makes up this raw ‘n’ alive archival release. Norm, along with Rogers, was also there from the band’s inception. Here he helps unravel the Shadows of Knight’s rarely-documented early history!

01. Not Fade Away
02. Money (That's What I Want)
03. You Really Got Me
04. Introducing The Band
05. Carol
06. Rawhide
07. Memphis
08. Break Time
09. It's All Right
10. Heart Of Stone
11. All Day And All Of The Night
12. I'm A King Bee
13. Louie Louie
14. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66


terça-feira, 28 de maio de 2019

Mike Gibbins - Archeology (re-re-re-post)

Mike Gibbins - Archeology - 2002

By Jason Ankeny & Bruce Eder from AMG
Mike Gibbins spent a decade, from 1965 through 1975, as the drummer for the Iveys and their better-known successor group, Badfinger - that alone made him one of the more visible musicians to emerge from what might be called the British Invasion's "third wave," out of the orbit of the Beatles' Apple Records. He was one of two members of the group left behind following a pair of tragic suicides, and he led reorganized versions of "Badfinger" into the 1980s and beyond, often in competition with fellow surviving member Joey Molland. Born Michael George Gibbins in Swansea, Wales, in 1949, he grew up in a crowded household that included six older sisters - he later claimed he took up drumming just so he could be heard. Actually, he was a natural drummer, responding to rhythms and generating them on anything that came into his hands, enough so that his father got him his first drum kit when Mike was 14. He passed through various local groups, including the Planets, the Club Four, and the Misfits, over the next few years. 

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01. Heavy Weather (Gibbins)
02. To The River (Gibbins)
03. Listen To Me (Gibbins)
04. Sad The Clown (Gibbins)
05. Dead Ratz (Warsing/Chapman/Gibbins)
06. The Golden One (Gibbins)
07. Dream Harder (Gibbins)
08. Love Is Lookin' Over Me (Gibbins)

Mike Gibbins - Vocals, Drums, Piano
Paul Chapman - Guitar (5, 7)
Rick Warsing - Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Rick Weidley - Electric Violin (1, 3)
Ron Griffiths - Lead Vocal (4)


domingo, 12 de maio de 2019

White Denim - Performance

White Denim - Performance - 2018

A decade into their career, the two founding members of Austin, Texas-based White Denim -- singer/guitarist James Petralli and bassist Steven Terebecki -- sit on a body of work that can be variously described as nothing short of eclectic. Their six albums have brought waves of critical acclaim and positive attention. Their frenetic and inspired live shows have brought absolute giddy proclamations from fans and journalists. Phrases like "true rock and roll saviors" has been thrown around quite a bit as journalists ecstatically leave the sweaty confines of a White Denim show basking in the glow of a knockout show.

True to the craft of the trade, Petralli and Terebecki kept the band together a couple of years ago after two of their prominent members left to join Leon Bridges' band. Instead of using the lineup shuffle to reassess or move onto other projects, they reconvened and soldiered on with 2016's gloriously fun Stiff, an album that solidified the band's sprawling sound and turned enough heads to allow a tune to be featured in an advertisement for Nintendo Switch.

Two years later, they're back with Performance, a nine-track collection that was put together with drummer Conrad Choucroun and keyboardist Michael Hunter. It's a no-frills recording that plays to the band's strengths while reminding listeners just why they're so damn good in the first place.

01. Magazin
02. Performance
03. It Might Get Dark
04. Sky Beaming
05. Double Death
06. Fine Slime
07. Moves On
08. Backseat Driver
09. Good News


quinta-feira, 2 de maio de 2019

Ace of Cups - Ace of Cups

Ace of Cups - Ace of Cups - 2018

They were arguably the first all-female rock band of importance.

The five-member Ace of Cups was based in San Francisco at the height of the Haight, when the neighborhood in the ’60s was known for its outsider art and hippie culture. They performed with such acts as Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish and Jefferson Airplane.

Bill Graham picked them to open for a then-new group called the Band, and Jimi Hendrix, upon returning to England, sang their praises (“I heard some groovy sounds last time in the States, like this girl group, Ace of Cups”).

Original and openly feminist, the act never scored a record deal.

Until now.

Today, with each of the women of Ace of Cups in her 70s, the band has been re-discovered. This month the act released its self-titled debut album via High Moon Records.

“This is a dream deferred,” says Denise Kaufman, who plays guitar, bass and harmonica and has written much of the group’s material.

“It’s magical,” adds guitarist Mary Ellen Simpson, who is simultaneously celebrating another grandchild.

Adds longtime fan Jackson Browne, “I’ve been waiting 45 years for the debut.”

The five original Cups — Kaufman, Simpson, Diane Vitalich, Mary Gannon and Marla Hunt (Hunt is not involved now) — met amid the haze of Haight-Ashbury on New Year’s Eve in 1966. Then in their late teens or early 20s, they were in school or held clerical day jobs.

Gannon, a former Miss Monterey, was working in an all-night doughnut shop, Simpson was studying art at a city college and Kaufman was employed at Fantasy Records, the label famous for its association with Creedence Clearwater Revival. But their passion was making music, and once they merged, they would often practice in Fantasy’s upstairs studio. Eventually, they landed a manager and started getting gigs in venues like the Avalon and the Fillmore.

Their songs upended the “It Must Be Him” sentiments they grew up hearing and boast lyrics like, “There are a whole lotta people tryin’ to mess with your mind.” They were soon part of the fabric of their place and time. None more so than Kaufman, who dropped out of UC Berkeley (where she was arrested in the free-speech protests) at 18, and temporarily hopped on Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters bus. At various points, she was apparently the focus of many a famous male’s life. (Hint: Check out the current biographies of Paul Simon and Jann Wenner)

But the summers of love eventually ended, and by 1972, the Ace of Cups’ moment had passed.

“I like to say we faded away,” says drummer Vitalich.

What followed were their version of normal lives: relationships, babies and geographical changes — or, in the words of Gannon, “a lot of hookups and wrong choices.”

Simpson returned to school and eventually became a substance abuse and mental health specialist. Gannon also went back to college and got a degree in education. Vitalich cleaned houses three days a week, and Kaufman, who was married briefly and gave birth to a daughter, moved part time to Kauai, where she started an organic farm, which is still operating, and with six local women opened a private school for kindergartners to 12th graders. She later became a yoga instructor, and her celebrity clientele has included Madonna, Quincy Jones and Jane Fonda.


01. Introduction: There’s a Record Being Made
02. Feel Good
03. Pretty Boy
04. Fantasy 1&4
05. Circles
06. We Can’t Go Back Again
07. The Well (feat. Bob Weir)
08. Taste of One
09. Mama’s Love
10. Simplicity
11. Feel It in the Air
12. Interlude: Transistor
13. Stones
14. Interlude: Baby from the Forest of Knolls
15. Life in Your Hands (feat. Taj Mahal)
16. Macushla/Thelina
17. As the Rain (feat. Peter Coyote)
18. Interlude: Daydreamin’
19. On the Road
20. Pepper in the Pot (feat. Buffy Sainte-Marie)
21. Interlude: Breath
22. Indian Summer
23. Grandma’s Hands
24. Medley (The Hermit / The Flame Still Burns / Gold and Green / Living in the Country)
25. Outroduction: It’s Always Safe…
26. Music


sábado, 27 de abril de 2019

Humble Pie - Joint Effort

Humble Pie - Joint Effort - 2019

By Mark Rockpit
As someone who has always been a huge fan of Humble Pie and all things Steve Marriott the news that a new album that had “remained in the vaults since 1975 will finally be released next month” was like several Christmases coming all at once. ‘Joint Effort’ duly arrived for review and as I tend to do when I review, I read nothing about it and did not research anything until I’d had a few spins and got my initial thoughts down.

Recorded in their own Clear Sounds Studio between 1974 and 1975, the album we have here contains the music put together by Steve Marriott and Greg Ridley as a side project before Pie gained momentum again due to the classic albums ‘Eat It’ and ‘Smokin” taking hold in the U.S. As a result Pie regrouped with Dave ‘Clem’ Clempson and Jerry Shirley and the recordings were ultimately rejected by A&M.

Sounded great, but even glancing at the tracklisting that first time made me wonder if maybe this collection of “never-before-heard originals, (and) covers of songs recorded by the Beatles (“Rain”), Betty Wright (“Let Me Be Your Lovemaker”) and James Brown (“Think”)” was indeed something new.

I mean re=recorded versions of ‘Rain’ and “Let Me Be Your Lovemaker’ were both on the bands 1975 album ‘Street Rats’ then as soon as the metaphorical ‘needle hit the groove’ I realised that this album hasn’t exactly languished in the vaults since 1975 – I already had a copy of it titled ‘Running With the Pack’ which saw release on Alchemy Entertainment a mere 20 years ago in 1999! Not only that the Alchemy release also contained four live tracks from what was then at the time Humble Pie’s last show in the States in 1973.

Of course if you’re a ‘Pie’ fan then you’ll still be interested if you haven’t picked up that prior release (or the limited edition reissue on the same label in 2003). The sessions (or demos as Alchemy perhaps more correctly called them) feature the line-up of Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Dave ‘Clem’ Clempson, and Jerry Shirley, and do see the band focussing more on the Rhythm and Blues and Soul aspects of their sound than the harder edged Rock.

Notwithstanding the fact that these sessions are 50% covers (and you have to remember that Pie were the masters of taking a song and twisting it to make it their own), there is some great material here.

After the blazin’ funk of ‘Think’ which to me just reconfirms that Marriott had one of the best soul voices out there come the soulful  ‘This Ol’ World’ and ‘Midnight Of My Life’ which do suggest a more soulful future for the Pie. But it’s  Betty Wright’s ‘Let Me Be Your Lovemaker’ that really outshines here – all blues fueled hard rocking bluster that sees Ridley take lead vocal (‘Street Rats’ sees and even heavier version of the song).

The Beatles ‘Rain’ gets the party treatment and the best original here – ‘Snakes & Ladders’ returns to the hard rock, and ‘Good Thing’ adds more blues, before the emotion, piano and blues of the again Ridley sung ‘A Minute Of Your Time.’ We close with a funky rocker from Marriott ‘Charlene’ and an instrumental take on the song that kicked us off in ‘Think 2.’

Oddly despite the line-up at the time the cover shot of this ‘re-issue’ prominently features Peter Frampton (who left the band four years before this album was recorded) rather than ‘Clem’ Clempson who replaced him in the band, it’s rather poor form from the label.

The big mystery of course is why this album was shelved in the first place as it’s just as good as the albums that followed it.

01. Think
02. This Ol' World
03. Midnight of My Life
04. Let Me Be Your Lovemaker
05. Rain
06. Snakes & Ladders
07. Good Thing
08. A Minute of Your Time
09. Charlene
10. Think 2


sábado, 20 de abril de 2019

Chris Jagger's Atcha! - Act of Faith

Chris Jagger's Atcha! - Act of Faith 2006

From Amazon
Chris Jagger s ATCHA, the uncrowned kings of the British roots scene re-release their SPV Blue Label album 'Act Of Faith' . Dominated by Chris s ironic, pointed songwriting the album clearly confirms the band's position amongst the best of the early swamp blues, Cajun and roots rock exponents. Between the drifty Cajun rock songs and the thunderous blues numbers, 'Act Of Faith' exhibits bawdy New Orleans funk ('15% Extra') and country/zydeco ('Got Me Where You Want Me') with just the right amount of swing. 'Act of Faith' includes the song 'DJ Blues', the first ever recorded duet of the Jagger brothers, and on 'Junkman' Pink Floyd's David Gilmour shines with acutely atmospheric guitar play.

01. It's Amazing (What People Throw Away)
02. Got Me (Where You Want Me)
03. 15% Extra Free!
04. DJ Blues
05. On The Road
06. Junkman
07. Cream In My Coffee
08. Everybody Party
09. Love Is Strange
10. She's A Jewel
11. Baby Come Back
12. Rain Rain
13. Nahanni River

Chris Jagger - Vocals & Guitar
Jim Mortimore - Guitar
Paul Emile - Bass
Malcolm Mortimore - Drums
Charlie Hart - Accordion, Fiddle 


quarta-feira, 17 de abril de 2019

Gregg Alexander - Michigan Rain

Gregg Alexander - Michigan Rain - 1989

From Wikipedia
Michigan Rain is the debut album from Gregg Alexander, released in 1989. The album was originally supposed to be titled "Save Me from Myself", but the title was changed at the last minute, because, as Alexander explained, "the cover was me standing on a bridge with a broken mirror on my wrist and it was before the suicide chic thing." In The Neighborhood was released as a single, backed with Don't Cry, Mrs. Davis.

"Michigan Rain" was later rerecorded for his 1992 album Intoxifornication. The album also featured an extended mix of Save Me From Myself, and identically reprised tracks "Loving You Sets Me Free", "Cruel With Me" and "The World We Love So Much".

The album was not very successful on release, being a minor hit in Italy. Despite Alexander's later success with New Radicals, Michigan Rain was taken out of print when he was dropped from A&M, and has long been rare and out of print. It is also the only one of his albums to have been released on vinyl, though CD and cassette versions were also produced.

01. In the Neighborhood
02. Michigan Rain
03. Loving You Sets Me Free
04. Cruel with Me
05. Save Me from Myself
06. Ev'ry Now and Then
07. Don't Cry Mrs. Davis
08. Sinner Times Ten
09. Five and Dimes and Petty Crimes
10. The World We Love So Much

Gregg Alexander - Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Ben Schultz, Michael Landau - Guitar
Rick Nowels - Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards. Piano, Background Vocals
John Pierce - Bass
Charles Judge - Keyboards, Acoustic Piano
Rudy Richman, Denny Fongheiser, Kenny Aronoff - Drums
N'Dea Davenport, Laura Harding, David Munday, Robbie Seidman, Sandy Stewart, Maria Vidal - Background Vocals


quinta-feira, 11 de abril de 2019

Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles - Heart Songs

Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles - Heart Songs - 2019

Heart Songs is an album comprised of songs about love and played directly from the hearts of Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles. The two CGP’s took some of their favorite classic songs about love and rearranged them into something really special. On the guitar, Emmanuel got to emulate some of his favorite singers like Hank Williams, Michael McDonald, Billy Joel, and Bonnie Raitt. There are Broadway numbers like “Somewhere" from West Side Story and "Where Is Love" from Oliver!. There are also some original songs like "After Paris" by Knowles and "Eva Waits” by Emmanuel. 

Recorded at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles, Heart Songs features arrangements of Hank Williams’ "Cold, Cold Heart,"  the Bee Gees’ "How Deep Is Your Love," Billy Joel’s "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" and Michael McDonald’s "I Can Let Go Now" among its 14 tracks.

Said McDonald about the cover of “I Can Let Go Now,” "To hear a master like Tommy Emmanuel interpret any song is a joyous and emotional experience to say the least. To hear such a master perform one of your own compositions is the experience of a lifetime. One for which I'll be forever be grateful."

Said Emmanuel about the album, "A 'heart song' is really a love song. Love has many facets—love of family, romantic love. So we started there and then looked for melodies that could be played with heart."

Added Knowles, "And we tried to choose songs that people have heard. So that when they hear them, even though we're not singing or they may not know all the words, they have a connection to these songs in their own hearts."

Regarding their playing on the album, Emmanuel said, "It was a wakeup call to not overplay, to be respectful and serve the music properly.”

“When you're being respectful to the melody, you're also respecting the listener's previous experience with that song," said Knowles. "We play into their expectations while at the same time surprising them now and then."

01. Cold, Cold Heart (Hank Williams)
02. How Deep Is Your Love (The Bee Gees)
03. I Can't Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)
04. Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein from West Side Story)
05. I Can Let Go Now (Michael McDonald)
06. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) (Billy Joel)
07. After Paris (John Knowles)
08. Walkin' My Baby Back Home (Roy Turk & Fred Ahlert)
09. I Can't Make You Love Me (Allen Shamblin & Michael Reid)
10. Where Is Love (Lionel Bart)
11. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Bobby Russell & Bobby Scott)
12. Eva Waits (Tommy Emmanuel)
13. Turning Home (Live)
14. How Deep Is Your Love (Live)


domingo, 7 de abril de 2019

Steve Ellis' Love Affair ‎– Last Tango In Bradford

Steve Ellis' Love Affair ‎– Last Tango In Bradford - 2003

Steve Ellis first began singing in a band at the age of 15. The band were called Soul Survivors, initially gate crashing weddings, youth clubs and barmitzva`s in north London on the pretence that they were booked to perform. When the band improved substantially they began to play venues such as The Marquee, The Flamingo, Tiles and Mod clubs in Brighton, Clacton and Soul clubs in Manchester, Stoke etc.

After the bands first release on Decca Records, they moved on to CBS and became one of the most successful British pop acts of the late `60s, under their new name "Love Affair", and had a string of hit records.

01. On The Road Again
02. Hush
03. Back In Your Arms
04. Handbags And Gladrags
05. Bringing On Back The Good Times - A Day Without Love
06. If I Could Only Be Sure
07. Gimme Some Lovin’
08. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg/ Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
09. The Love You Save
10. Rainbow Valley / Everlasting Love
11. Out Of Time


quarta-feira, 3 de abril de 2019

Patrick Campbell-Lyons - The 13 Dali's

Patrick Campbell-Lyons - The 13 Dali's - 2010

Patrick Campbell-Lyons is a composer and musician who is one half of the cult symphonic-rock band, Nirvana, formed in London in 1967. Campbell-Lyons was part of the West London music scene from the early 1960s playing in several bands. He was the vocalist and a founder member of a locally-popular R&B band Second Thoughts whose lineups included future record producer Chris Thomas, Thunderclap Newman founder/drummer Speedy Keen and two future members of prog-rock band Jade Warrior (Jon Field and Tony Duhig). Second Thoughts split up in late 1965 and after a year living in Sweden, Campbell-Lyons returned to London in late 1966.

In early 1967 he formed Nirvana with Greek musician Alex Spyropoulos. The duo (augmented in the studio and live by a floating line-up of session musicians) created a series of critically acclaimed baroque, orchestrated albums before disbanding in the early 1970s.

01. A Prayer Before a Kiss
02. Falling
03. Murderland
04. Unforgiven
05. Live and Let Die
06. Address Book
07. Reach
08. Galway to Graceland
09. Sunset City
10. Sad Song
11. Nothing Changes
12. Flowers for Friday
13. All I Do Is For You

Patrick Campbell-Lyons - Vocals
Steve Carlton - Guitars
Louis Maldonado - Psychedelic Guitars
Alex Chappelow - Pedal Steel Guitar
Heidi Stotesbury - Bass
Sean Kavenagh - Drums, Percussion
Alex Spyropoulos, Vuyellwa Njoonge - backing vocals


sábado, 30 de março de 2019

Mike Baggetta, Jim Keltner & Mike Watt - Wall of Flowers

Mike Baggetta, Jim Keltner & Mike Watt - Wall of Flowers  - 2019 

New York guitarist Mike Baggetta’s new album, Wall of Flowers, features bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, Iggy Pop and the Stooges) and drummer Jim Keltner (John Lennon, George Harrison, Gábor Szabó, etc.). (Stephen Hodges—who’s worked with Mavis Staples, Tom Waits, and David Lynch—sits in for the latter at this live gig.) That’s mucho firepower for a musician many probably haven’t heard of. The thing is, Wall of Flowers doesn’t really sound like any of the artists with whom Watt and company have played. Rather, the album’s eight tracks spangle, clang, and shimmer in the noirish-jazz/no-wave nexus where Joe Morris, Robert Quine, and Robert Fripp at his mellowest and most minimal dwell. What I mean is, there’s no way this won’t be great.

01. Hospital Song (Intro)
02. Hospital Song
03. Blue Velvet (Solo)
04. I Am Not a Data Point
05. Of Breads and Rivers
06. Dirty Smell of Dying
07. Blue Velvet
08. Wall of Flowers