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Friday, June 29, 2012

Dan Dinnen - Back Home

Styles : Acoustic Blues (Diatonic Harp)
Released : 2010
Lable : Black Market Records

01 - Ain't No Good
02 - Back Home
03 - Honey Bee
04 - Fallin' Back To You
05 - Blues Walked In
06 - You Don't Know My Mind
07 - Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
08 - Follow Me Down
09 - Write You A Letter
10 - I Don't Care What Nobody Say

The winner of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS) Blues performer of the year competition, Dan proves on this debut album recording, that it wasn’t luck but talent that got him the prize which will see him compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January.

Operating in the well-trodden paths of Leadbelly, Skip James, Muddy Waters etc, Dan is able to bring his own voice to this selection of originals and interpretations. Backed by a combination of full band, duo and solo performances, he demonstrates his respect, and his mastery of the Blues music genre.

 Fingerpickin' guitar, wailing harmonica and piercing slide are the tools that Dan employs to accompany his distinctive and emotive vocals. This debut is the beginning of a talent that is now realized.

original CD from sussex

Monday, June 25, 2012

Claire Tomlinson - Black, White & Blues 2

Styles : Piano Blues
Released : 2001
Lable : Claire Tomlinson

01 - Cairo Blues
02 - They Ain't Walkin' No More
03 - Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now
04 - County Jail Blues
05 - Curriculum Vitae
06 - Ode to Billie Joe
07 - Before You Give It All Away
08 - Monkey Man
09 - Steel Mill Blues
10 - Blue Bird
11 - You've Been a Good Old Wagon
12 - Dark Hollow
13 - Spoonful
14 - JES
15 - It Rains In My Heart
16 - Mea Culpa

Claire Tomlinson was born and raised in New York's upper Westside.

Listening to 1940s radio, she reveled in black gospel music and country music and later experienced the blending of these musical strains in the explosion of rock and roll.

In the late 1950s discovering the Harry Smith blues and folk collection was an epiphany revealing the roots and sources of the music she had been listening to for so long.

She immersed herself in the sounds of these obscure and profoundly original singers: Robert Johnson, Skip James, Blind Lemon Jefferson, John Estes, Henry Thomas, John Hurt, Doc Watson, and Clarence Ashley, to name a few.

They pointed the way to other singers, men and women, black and white, whose recordings surfaced and greatly influenced musicians of the 60s and 70s.

Claire first sang and played piano as a child. taking up guitar, she began to play the blues and studied with Dave Van Ronk.

Many years later while living in St. Louis, she returned to the piano, working and studying with venerable blues man Henry Townsend.

"The voice that comes out of this little lady takes you by surprise. She's small, but her sound isn't. Claire mixes up black and white sounds in a way that makes her music sound familiar, but original. She puts her own mark on it."
- Henry Townsend

"Gritty piano blues from a woman's point of view by an appealing new artist."
 - Peter Pezollo

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Making Blues - You

Styles : Acoustic Blues, Harmonica Blues
Released : 2012
Lable : Powerhill Studios Records

01 - Stagolee
02 - Pawn Shop Blues
03 - You
04 - Hustle On Down
05 - You Got To Move
06 - Glory Of Love
07 - Penny Pinchin Blues
08 - Chump Man Blues
09 - Trouble In Mind
10 - Midnight Special
11 - Train To Coleraine
12 - Goin' Down This Road
13 - Blue Skies

1970 founded Robbe Kirchmayer and Ignaz Netzer her first band "Company Kischke", a knotless Chicago blues band with Klaus Roggors on piano (later only "studied" musician of the band, composer of feature films and many a "crime scene") and Franz Werder (dr ) varied, the bassist.

"Making Blues" goes for Ignaz one small dream come true, the word "making" impressive keep a play on words: The "M" stands for harmonica, "A" for Albert, "K" for cooking, "I" for Ignaz , "N" for Netzer and "G" for guitar. Of course, this duo is also dedicated to the unique way the old blues, just take a lot of space but other musical styles and original compositions one, so. e.g. Netzer's anti-neo-Nazi song "Brown Monkeys" or pieces with 2 Harps as the "Two Harps Boogie". In addition, the collaboration with a harmonica player for a lot of guitar players freedom.

Albert Koch on Harp, Vocals
Ignaz Netzer on all Guitars and Vocals
Werner Acker on solo Guitar

original CD from sussex

Saturday, June 16, 2012

East River Blues Band - East River Blues Band

Styles : Chicago Blues (Diatonic Harp)
Released : 2001
Lable : East River Blues Band

01 - Gibson Creek Shuffle
02 - Sick and Tired
03 - Why Why Why
04 - Standing Around Crying
05 - Baby What You Want Me to Do
06 - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
07 - Across Town
08 - Mind Your Own Buisness

The band features the blues triumvarate: harmonica, guitar and piano, made standard by Muddy Waters a half a century ago. We approach their repertoire with real excitement as this music is deep in our blood.

Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Louis Jordan and His Tympani Five, Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells, William Clarke, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Eric Clapton and original compositions.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Francesco Piu - Ma-moo Tones

Styles : Acoustic Blues, One Man Band
Released : 2012
Lable : Groove Company Records

01 - The End Of Your Spell
02 - Over You
03 - Trouble So Hard
04 - Hooks In My Skin
05 - Blind Track
06 - Colors
07 - Stand-By Button
08 - Overdose Of Sorrow
09 - Down In My Knees
10 - Soul Of A Man
11 - Third Stone From The Sun

The future of Italian blues comes from Sardinia. This young self-taught guitarist, harmonica player and singer, appearing in solo version has already been able to impress audiences in prestigious festivals such as the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and the Pistoia Blues. He has opened for the father of British blues John Mayall, duetted with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, was two years on tour as guitarist David Van De Sfroos.

 An explosive mix of blues, funk and soul in acoustic, this is the magic formula of the sound of Francis More, a prodigious one-man band that is defined by the magazine Guitar Club "a veritable force of nature."

Accompanying her own voice with instruments like acoustic guitar, dobro, Weissenborn, banjo, lap steel and harmonica, this blues Sardinian has carved out a prominent place in the panorama of Italian and international blues.

By participating in the most important festival of its kind (IBC Memphis, Pistoia Blues, Blues Narcao, Trasimeno Blues, Blues Magic, Santa Blues de Tenerife, Blues au Chateau, Salaise Blues to name a few) has also opened concerts for major artists such as Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Johnny Winter, Charlie Musselwhite, The Derek Trucks Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Sonny Landreth, Joe Bonamassa, Larry Carlton and trod the stage with artists such as Eric Bibb, Roy Rogers, Guy Davis, Sandra Hall, Kevin Welch, Andy J.Forest, Sugar Blue, Keith Dunn, Fabio Treves, Eugene Kelly and many others.

After winning the national selections he performed in January 2010 AT THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE in Memphis, Tennessee as Italian representative.

But this is not the only awards granted to Francis More: in 2003 the first prize in the "Blues From Sardinia" to Narcao Blues Festival, in 2008 the first prize in the "Out of the Blue's" Samedan (SWI) and in 2011 it awarded the prestigious "Premio Maria Carta".

He has had two albums under his name. The first titled BLUES JOURNEY (2007) where he plays all by himself. The second, amygdala LIVE AT THEATRE (2010) as a trio, with the support of Master Pablo Leoni on drums and percussion and harmonica David Hope, won the prize for BEST CD OF 2010 to the Second edition. the "National Radio Award Trampa" dedicated to independent productions and gets rave reviews from the press. "Live at Theatre Amygdala: without a doubt one of the CDs of the year!" - Silvano Brambilla, The Blues.

A new chapter of his discography will open in February 2012 with the publication of MA-MOO TONES produced by Eric Bibb.

original CD from sussex

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wendy Dewitt - Boogie Teaser Too

Styles : Piano Blues
Released : 2008
Lable : Wette Music

01 - Bass Key Boogie
02 - Sitting On To of the World
03 - Sunshine Boogie
04 - Hilltop Stomp
05 - Chicago Breakdown
06 - Southside Boogie
07 - Walking
08 - Messing Around With the Blues
09 - Go Tell It On the Mountain
10 - Boogie Woogie Rambler
11 - Route 66

Blues and Boogie Woogie have been a life long passion for Wendy DeWitt - a San Francisco Bay Area favorite in the blues and boogie scene and in her travels to Europe and around the US. Her style is influenced by Sunnyland Slim, Albert Ammons, Otis Spann and Memphis Slim ? the greats of blues and boogie piano .

Wendy has appeared with Charlie Musselwhite, Otis Rush, Jimmy Thackery and Mavis Staples. She headed to Boston with Hank Ballard and the Midnighters for a performance at the Boston Symphony Hall and played one of her last concerts wit the original Queen of the Boogie Hadda Brooks, who not only congratulated Wendy’s left hand delivery, but also blessed her as a Queen of Boogie Woogie with a mission to keep the tradition alive.

Hank Ballard, author of The Twist and Look at Little Sister and with whom Wendy toured for five years named Wendy his favorite piano player. Hank’s roots were in the blues and he was also a big fan of Delmark recording artist Steve Freund, with whom Wendy worked for 10 years touring and appearing on one of his Delmark releases C for Chicago. Steve returned the favor by producing two of Wendy’s CD’s.

 From Les Nuits des Boogie Woogie in Paris, France, to the San Francisco Blues Festival, Wendy shares her passion for boogie and low down blues. Wendy’s writing has been praised by Robben Ford and Danny Caron (Charles Brown) and is heard around the world on blues radio. Jump and swing, or settle in and groove to a soulful moment with Wendy at the 88’s singing and stomping your blues away.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Matt Southon - Australian Verandah Blues

Styles : Acoustic Blues (Diatonic Harp)
Released : 2011
Lable : Pirate Records

01 - Winning Team Blues
02 - Drought Blues
03 - Hot Hand Blues
04 - Snail Blues
05 - Pat Shanks Pony
06 - Whip Herb Stan And Tom
07 - St. James Infirmary
08 - Trapman Joe
09 - Nowhere Blues
10 - The Overflow
11 - The Ballad Of Wally Burden
12 - Old Bill
13 - Life's A Funny Thing

Matt’s music is inspired by The passion and fire of old style bluesman
the likes of Son House and Charlie Patton.

Living on a bush property near Bega, Australia; Matt’s verandah has played home to much of his raucous stomping about, with his style developing through absolutely no need to turn it down!

 Matt has performed at the Bruthen, Narooma and Goulburn Blues Festivals and supported the likes of Glenn Terry and the Blues Bombers and Lloyd Spiegel.

original CD from sussex

Monday, June 11, 2012

Eugene 'Lucky' Fluker - Caroll County Mississippi

Styles : Downhome Blues
Released : 2002
Lable : Tee Time Records

01 - I 'm the One You Need
02 - What Up St. Louis
03 - Play That Rock and Roll
04 - Hey Baby Blues
05 - C. C. Rider
06 - Since I Met You Baby
07 - Caroll County Mississippi
08 - I'm in Love with You Honey
09 - Hip Hop

Born and Raised in a small town called Black Hawk in
Carrol County Mississippi (highway 17 near Lexington),
Eugene was the youngest of four brothers and one sister, children of Jesse and Luella Fluker (sharecroppers), deceased in 1957 and 1963. "After working in the fields, at age 13, I saved enough money to go to Greenwood and bought my first box Guitar for $13.95. My cousin John Thurmond (Jagould) taught me a lot. Inspired by blues musicians such as Lightening Hopkins and John Lee Hooker, I always wanted to play and sing the blues".

Eugene was 18 when he came to St Louis and began to play on the bandstand with Ace Wallace, Henry Williams and others noted musicians in St Louis and East St Louis. He continued to play in the metropolitian area until after he met his wife Mattie and began to riase a family which consisted of 4-daughters Avis, Gina, Carmen, and Deloris, a family of six.

After a considerable absence from the music world, Eugene came back, not only performing throughout the St Louis area but recorded a group-CD (Not Over The Hill Yet) with such personalities as Willie Richardson, Johnny Jones and Willie (Green) Allen.

Lucille: Eugene, I know that you already have a Guitar, so why purchase another one named Lucille. "This Guitar was designed by B B King and list for $3,600. I purchased it because you can get just about any sound that you want out of it, including stereo. It also has a cord the allows you to change sound and tone quality. You can even sound like B B King if you have the talent". The picture to the left that we are looking at here is really laid-out, a beautiful guitar and case.

The picture at the top of the page is the Bluesfield Blues Band, the group that Eugene is playing with now.

 Eugene's newly released nine-song CD, Carrol County Mississippi has a picture of himself on the front cover and a picture of his grandson, Michael who plays bass guitar, on the back cover.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Clay Cotton - Do You Know What It Means

Styles : Piano Blues
Released : 1989
Lable : Clay Cotton

01 - Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
02 - Whole Lotta Loving
03 - House Party
04 - Dangerous
05 - Language of the Heart
06 - My Wife Can't Cook
07 - Oowee Baby Blues
08 - Red Beans
09 - Sweet Little Sixteen
10 - Washable Ink
11 - Watching You Fall into Sleep

Over a span of decades playing at the very pinnacles of show business, Clay Cotton's piano gained the respect, loyalty & musical companionship of legends like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis, Charlie Musselwhite, Jerry Garcia, Cher, John Lee Hooker, Hank Williams Jr, Chuck Berry , Grace Slick , Boz Scaggs, Robert Cray, Steve Ray Vaughn, Jim Morrison, Etta James, Muddy Waters, Tina Turner and scores of others...

 The irresistible tracks in this treasured collection are stellar examples of Clay Cotton's rip-snortin', off-the-cuff, good-time piano playing and singing, plus smoky, poignant ballads.

This is the same, remarkable music which earned Clay both global media recognition & raving hoards of near-rabid fans who now eagerly gobble up each & every available recording unearthed from Clay's pleasure chest of archived tracks.

This batch is composed of seamlessly-interwoven, boogie woogie blues-based tracks, marked by Clay's rich, sexy, vocals.

Most of these tunes are from the legendary "Santa Fe sessions of 1989", recorded just before Clay contracted the crippling Multiple Sclerosis which plagues him to this day and prevents him from ever again playing piano.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ricky Nye - The Fifth Annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit

Styles : Piano Blues, Boogie Woogie
Relaesed : 2003
Lable : 1-2-3 Records

01  - Deep Elem Blues
02  - Euro Blues
03  - Hociel Blues
04  - K&M Stomp
05  - It's You Baby
06  - Any Old Lonesome Day
07  - Oakley Boogie
08  - Worried Life Blues
09  - He Really Makes It Hard For Me
10  - Midnight Hour Blues
11  - Three Hundred Pounds of Heaven
12  - I'd Rather Be Sloppy Drunk
13  - Suitcase Blues
14  - How Long Has That Train Been G
15  - Chicken A-La-Blues
16  - Creole Boogie

The Blues-iest edition of the 'Highlights From The Blues & Boogie Piano Summit' series- the Fifth Anniversary Edition-recorded LIVE at Newport, Kentucky's Historic Southgate House on Saturday, November 8th, 2003- this edition lays heavier on the blues, with outstanding contributions from the one and only Ann Rabson, Chicago's son of piano blues, Chuck Goering (better known as Barrelhouse Chuck), patriarch of Texas/Santa Fe-style piano pickin', Charlie Booty, and myself, Cincinnati Ohio's Ricky Nye - outstanding accompaniment from my partners in 'The Swingin' Mudbugs', Tony Flanklin on drums & Nick Lloyd on upright bass.