Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Majid Bekkas – African Gnaoua Blues

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ZZ Ward - Til The Casket Drops

Artist Direct 5/5
.... Ward burns down all expectations and boundaries and crafts a collection of alternative blues that's truly unlike anything out there—totally original and yet wholly otherworldly
AllMusic
.... There's not a single weak track on her 13-song debut, and several of them sound like hits. Despite its dark title, "Til the Casket Drops" is a profession of undying love that combines a hip-hop verse with a soaring pop chorus.
 rockol
....Once in a rare moment you are captured by a voice so powerful that it changes everything.



 

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Homesick James

Wikipedia
...was an American blues musician. He most notably played slide guitar...His first known recordings were in 1952 for Chance Records, recording the tracks "Lonesome Ole Train" and "Homesick" which gave him his stage name...
 He was a longtime member of Elmore James' band from 1955 to 1963, contributing to such tracks as "Dust My Broom," "The Sky Is Crying," and "Roll and Tumble." Elmore James is said to have died on Homesick's couch, while the latter frantically searched for the former's heart pills
Obituary



A wonderful video

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Larry McCray - All Along the Watchtower

Wikipedia
McCray, the second youngest of nine siblings, grew up living on a farm....
In 1999, McCray recorded a cover version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" for the tribute album, Tangled Up in Blues.




 

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blues Traveler - 25

Wikipedia

In March 2012, Blues Traveler released a double-disk compilation entitled 25 on Hip-O Records; the album commemorates the band's silver anniversary and includes their hit singles, new covers, and previously unreleased b-side material. Blues Traveler's most recent studio album Suzie Cracks the Whip, was released on June 26, 2012 off of 429 Records.
 Official Site

Lots of personnel changes over the years but a good sound






 

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe - This Train

Y'all better catch this train.  According to Sister Rosetta Tharpe "This train don't pull no winkers, no crap shooters and whiskey drinkers." 

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

HOWLIN /// The real story of the blues

This is an old one but it is a good one. A wonderful documentary that has everybody that is anybody in the blues in it. Of course it has Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, The Rolling Stones, Willie Dixon, Son House and many others.



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Los Lonely Boys - Texican Rock n' Roll

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Vintage Trouble - The Bomb Shelter Sessions

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Joe Bonamassa Beacon Theatre Video

As always Joe Bonamassa is smoking hot. Check this one out, because it really shows what it was like to be at this wonderful show.



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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Bo-Keys (feat. Otis Clay)

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Gary Moore - Blues for Jimi 2007 Video

All I can say on this one is WOW! And I know that WOW is over used, but trust me when I tell you that is what this video evokes.

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Buckwheat Zydeco

wikipedia
The New York Times says, “Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics…propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances


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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Muddy Waters Rolling Stones Live Video

Coment Left @ YouTube:

22 November 1981,during their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Buddy Guy's club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera.


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Maceo Parker - Soul Classics


Track List
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
I Wish
Yesterday I Had The Blues
Higher Ground
Do Your Thing
Rock Steady
One In A Million You
Soul Power
Announcement
Come By And See

I remember this one
 

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta

Raw and Powerful





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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Eric Bibb e Habib Koité Trasimeno Blues 22/07/2012 Magione


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Joanne Shaw Taylor – Almost Always Never

Only 26 years old and excellent - now playing a Les Paul.  If you haven't heard her before or are watching her develop - the signs are good, very good.

Blues Review

Spiral Earth





Amazon UK CD Almost Always Never

MP3 Almost Always Never

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Lincoln Durham ~ "Ballad of the Prodigal Son"


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Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop

This morning I feel like packing my bags and going off to the misty mountains.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Robert Cray "I'm Done Cryin"

I'm Done Cryin' from The Robert Cray's Band's latest album "Nothin But Love" available now from Provogue Records.

It is good stuff.



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Monday, October 15, 2012

Rolling Stones Tee Shirt


Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away Ladies T-Shirt


A scratchy, distressed print of the tongue logo with lots of flourish! A scroll says "Not Fade Away". A brown, 100% cotton juniors t-shirt from the Rolling Stones with a sweet vintage look!

Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @ Amazon.com

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Gary Clark Jr. Bright Lights

Those bright lights in this big city are still going through my head, but I'm hoping that y'all know my name when it is all said and done.  And I think this song fits my mood so well right now.

I'm just sitting here waiting on the new realease from Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Hoping that it is as badass as the stuff that he has already realeased.






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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Eric Bibb - I Hear Angels Singing

Here is a post from the past, but I like this song so much I just want to post it every Sunday!

On this early getting up morning, I think we need to have a sing along. I went to the trouble of transcribing this one. Because I know you are going to want to sing it too.

And yes I too hear angels singing.



I went down in the valley one day
I heard the angels singing

I heard a voice I saw no one
I heard angels singing

What you reckon that the angels said
I heard angels singing

Your sins is forgiven and your soul is free,
I heard angels singing

~

I went down in the valley one day
I heard angels singing to me

I seen an old devil walk down my way
I heard angels singing

What you reckon that the devil said
I heard angels singing

Said heaven's doors are closed, said go home don't pray
But I heard angels singing

I said get back Satan, get out of my way
I hear angels singing

And I don't want to hear another word you say
Oh, I hear the angels singing

I hear angels singing

~

Just when I thought my soul was lost
I heard angels singing

My dungeon was shook, my chains dropped off
Ohhh, I heard angels singing

People come a running say what's it all about
I heard angels singing

The Holy Ghost hit me I could not help but shot
I heard angels singing

Oh, Oh yeah

Ohhh in that morning
I heard angels singing

Well I went down in the valley one day
I heard angels singing to me

I seen an old devil walk down my way
I heard angels singing

I said get back Satan, get out of my way
I hear angels

I don't want to hear another word you say
Oh I hear'em singing

In that great getting up morning
I heard angels singing to me

In that great getting up morning
Oh You know I heard my angels

Hallelujah

Eric Bibb @Amazon.com

Eric Bibb @SqueezeMyLemon

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Farnell Newton

I've been following various musicians on Twitter for a while now.  I try to review the musicians that follow me and listen to their music and pass the really good stuff on to the readers of this blog.  You know like some kind of virtuous cycle where the good stuff rises to the top.

So having said that, I want to highlight a musician that I have been listening to for a few weeks now and recommend that you give his music a listen also.

A reviewer at Amazon.com says it best;

Farnell Newton's debut album, is simply put, good music. A hip cool amalgamation of hip hop, jazz, funk and soul. With several features on here such as singer Toni Hill, and production by Dookie Green, this is a lively foot tapping, head nodding affair.



Notes from YouTube;

Farnell Newton - Class Is Now In Session
Baby Names feat. Toni Hill
Produced by Tony Ozier/Beats Galore

Farnell Newton - Trumpet
Tony Ozier - Key, Bass & Sequencing

www.farnellnewton.com
www.twitter.com/farnellnewton
www.facebook.com/farnellnewton

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Blue On Black

Check out Kenny Wayne Shepherd on twitter @ https://twitter.com/KWShepherd .



Notes From YouTube:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Blue On Black

Lyrics:
Night, falls, and I'm alone
Skin, yeah, chilled me to the bone
You, turned and you ran,
Oh yeah
Oh slipped, right from my hand

[Chorus:]
Hey
Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
A dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Don't bring you back
Blue on black
Oh yeah, blue on black

Blind, oh, now i see
Truth, lies, and in between
Wrong, cant be undone
Oh slipped, from the tip of
Your tongue

[Chorus:]
Hey
Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
A dead mans touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back, yeah
Blue on black
Oh, blue on black
Oh, yeah

[guitar solo]

[Chorus (2x):]
Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
Is a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Don't bring you back
Blue on black
Oh yeah, blue on black

Hey
Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
Is a dead mans touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black
Oh, blue on black
Oh wha oh, blue on black
Oh, blue on black

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Mean Old Frisco, Muddy Waters Johnny Winter

Just got back from a trip up to San Francisco. Fun was had by all, I think this songs fits my mood right now.

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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Led Zeppelin Celebration Day Teaser

It won't be long now.





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Gil Scott-Heron – 'Me And The Devil'


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Lights Are On Nobody Home - Albert Collins


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Thursday, October 04, 2012

I Just Wanna Make Love To You

Wikipedia
 "I Just Want to Make Love to You" is a 1954 blues song written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters. The song was a major hit, reaching number four on Billboard magazine's Black Singles chart.






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Tuesday, October 02, 2012