Thursday, March 15, 2012
02 - Back Door Man
03 - Good Woman
04 - Writings On the Wall
05 - Gallows Pole
06 - Sally Said
07 - Midnight Special
08 - Mellow Down Easy
09 - What More Do You Want
10 - Perfect
11 - 3 Nights in a Row
12 - Endless Sleep
13 - Time Vs Money Blues
14 - I'll Fly Away - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
15 - A Recreational Diversional Thang
16 - You Are My Sunshine
17 - Polly Woddle Doodle
18 - Still Crackin'
The blues crackers are: Rocky Zharp harmonica, vocals, guitar. Mike Romaine drums. Jerry Cox 5 string electric bass. Dan Kennedy electric and slide guitar. With guests: Venus Marie, Heather Watson, Tanya Watson, & Banjo Ron.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A superbly recorded collection of Blues, Boogies and stomps for solo piano by a Canadian master of the N'Orleans style.
A number of original compositions and five standards all based in the Blues tradition. Some, like Tipitina, Louisiana Alibi, Mac's Bounce and Rockin' Pneumonia are in the N'Orleans R&B style made famous by James Booker, Professor Longhair, Huey Piano Smith and Dr. John. A few are outright boogies like O.P.s Boogie, the Mess Around and Spann's Boogie and yet others are hard to classify, gospel-tinged stomps like Shorthanded Stomp, Count Me In Stride and the C Roll Blues. There is also Lady Pete a musical jazz tribute to Oscar Peterson. Shorthanded is two-fisted piano playing.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Coleman and his band rumble through 'Little Joint Way ‘Cross Town,' a song Coleman penned. They slink through 'Blues in the Wind,' another original. But whether the songs are fast or slow, Coleman's harp is always smooth. So, for that matter, are his vocals.
This CD is full of soulful, swingin' and downhome blues. Wallace is simply an artist at his peak with sweet majestical tones and lines, emanating from his soulful vocals and beautiful harmonica.
Eddie Tomecko : Guitar, Vocals (Background), Engineer
Dean Cohen : Guitar
Vernondo Parker : Drums
Kevin Okey : Guitar
John LucieGuitar : (Acoustic), Guitar
Scott Flowers : Drums
Wallace Coleman : Harmonica, Composer, Vocals, Producer
Robin Montgomery : Keyboards
original CD from sussex
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
While maintaining an energetic touring schedule at home and abroad, Rock made time to fulfill the roles of songwriter and producer and to undertake film, stage and TV projects. For example, Rock has produced Roy Book Binder's CD on Rounder Records, Sandy Atkinson's CD Why Baby Why as well as the Tomcat Blake CD for Double Trouble Records in Belgium. Several of Rock's songs have become hits in Scandinavia by local artists and released as singles. Further entries on Rock's resume' include his featured performance in the independent film, The Worm Killers, composition and performance of an all harp score for the Sam Shapard play, A Lie of the Mind and a featured appearance with his band in the ABC-TV series Second Noah. Rock's voice was also used in an broad based ad campaign for Food Mart stores.
As you can see the man Rock Bottom AKA David York was quite an individual and one hell of a harp player!
original CD from sussex
Born in 1964, is a musician for over 30 years. He took piano lessons at the age of 12-16 years, the age of 15 he formed his first band and played since then in various Bestzungen throughout Europe at festivals and in numerous clubs. Since 1991 he has more than 20 minutes and an own record 60th live DVD releases.
As a pianist, singer, arranger, lyricist and songwriter, he has sworn body and soul of Southern music.
He leads several band projects:
Thomas Stelzer Trio or supergroup
TSt's Bloody Rhythm Fingers
The Gospel Passengers
The Farmer's Breakfast Country Band
His performances are marked by the distinctive way in which Thomas Stelzer singing and feeling connected. His smoky blue tube covered songs also lends a distinctive flavor. With its formation, he offers Southern blues and New Orleans-style. Many titles are written by him and are based on various models of Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr. John Toussaint, to Allen.
Thomas Stelzer gets inspiration, especially when he visited the southern states and New Orleans. So he went there in 1999 with Levon Helm in his Blues Cafe, played in 2001 with Marva Wright and her band in Mama's Blues Club and had the opportunity of the 13th Annual WWOZ Piano Night with Eddie Bo, Marcia Ball, Jon Cleary, Charlie Miller Johnny and knit in the blanket to play music. He also played with Marc Adams, Benny Turner, Buddy Guy, James Harman, Anders Osborne, Dr. John, BB King and many others
In April 2003, he collaborated with three German musicians and nine guest musicians from New Orleans, the CD "Cajun Moon - made in New Orleans," directly into the "world-music-city" and was inspired by the way, swept the local studio work. In 2006, the second to appear in New Orleans recorded CD "brainstorming". All good things come in threes: The CD "Dreams - The 2010 New Orleans session" was produced with the participation of five Germans and 10 Southerners - special guest was Dr. John himself, who was very pleased with this session!