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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thomas Schleiken - Beech Mountain Hill

Styles : Acpustic Blues (Diatonic Harp)
Released : 2012
Label : Blind Lemon Records

01 - Praying On The Old Camp Ground
02 - Beech Mountain Hill
03 - There's A Table Sittin' In Heaven
04 - From Fout Until Late
05 - Deepwater Horizon
06 - When The Saints Go Marching In
07 - Blessed Be The Name
08 - Sliding Delta
09 - Northwest
10 - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
11 - Further On Up The Road

Thomas Schleiken has a gravelly voice that can deliver the blues. There is also a guest harmonica on four of the songs that leads you straight into the blues. But the guitar style is NOT a bottleneck creating searing, echoey acoustic runs, but instead a classic folk finger style technique. This record reminds a lot of someone like Stephan Grossman who has made a career out of using both blues and folk techniques. Everything is sung in English, although his vast live calendar appears to be in his native Germany.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Peter Funk - Slidewalk - The Sound Of Blues & Steel Guitar

Styles : Slide Guitar, Acoustic Blues
Released : 2013
Label : Blind Lemon Records

01 - Doin' My Time
02 - Walking Blues
03 - Bull City Rag
04 - Steel Guitar Rag
05 - The Journey
06 - Cell Phone Baby Blues
07 - Slidewalk
08 - Moana Chimes
09 - Fishing Blues
10 - Down By The Sally Garden - Monkey Let The Hogs Out
11 - Kohala March
12 - Rollin' And Tumblin'
13 - At A Georgia Camp Meeting
14 - Waiting For Louise
15 - Tell Me Mama
16 - Bye And Bye (I'm Goin' To See My Saviour)

An absolute special feature is the game on the lap steel guitar : This instrument is placed after Hawaiian style on your lap, the slides are produced with a Steelbar . Outstanding representatives of this style of play were , among others, Black Ace , Casey Bill Weldon and Oscar "Buddy" Woods.

Peter Funk is a recognized expert in this instrument , author of two corresponding textbooks (published in Schell Music Verlag, Hamburg ) and sought-after workshop instructor .

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

David Evans - Under The Yam Yam Tree

Styles : Acoustic Blues
Released : 2014
Label : Blind Lemon Records

01 - Railroad Blues
02 - Louisiana Blues
03 - Bullfrog Blues
04 - Aunt Caroline Dye Blues
05 - See See Rider
06 - Who Pumped The Wind In My Doughnut
07 - Every Day In The Week Blues
08 - Louise
09 - The Ship Is At The Landing
10 - Careless Love
11 - Catfish Blues
12 - One Way Gal
13 - Canned Heat Blues

David Evans plays blues traditionals and songs from his newly released CD "Under The Yam Yam Tree". The pictures were taken in 2012 at a live concert recording, and show the Blue Master and inspirer of Canned Heat in the best mood to play. David Evans is partially supported by the multi-instrumentalist Lise Hanick (Paris).

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Niels Von der Leyen Trio - Red Line

Styles : Boogie Woogie, Piano Blues
Released : 2011
Label : Selflabel

01 - Boogie in the Barrelhouse
02 - Red Devil Boogie
03 - Roll'em Pete
04 - In a Bluesy Mood
05 - Rush Hour
06 - Jump and Jive
07 - Honky Tonk Train Blues
08 - NBA Groove
09 - Boogie Woogie Stomp
10 - Reflection
11 - Back to the Roots
12 - Red Line Boogie
13 - Yancey Special

Niels belongs to the younger generation of pianists dedicated to the authentic Boogie Woogie & Blues piano. The music of the pioneers Albert Ammons , Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis and the reproduction of their boogie hits such as " Yancey Special" or " Honky Tonk Train Blues " is one of his craft , but also the further development of this passionate music and contemporary involvement

Influences can be heard in his performances and allows him to produce an authentic and unique sound on the piano . His sponsor is none other than Axel Zwingenberger . Niels is happy to see again and again on the big festivals , most recently , he convinced the renowned Blues and Boogie event in Brussels. But this trio is not only traditional, but also bold and innovative ; great fun playing and a lot of energy distinguishes this versatile lineup ! It will be hot!

His sideman Bernd Becker and Andreas Bock cakes are among the most prominent and busiest blues musicians in Germany at all and will accompany the piano virtuoso absolutely emotionally and tastefully . Of course they will also provide a solo show off their skills.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Alwin Schönberger - The Fingerstyle File

Styles : Acoustic Blues, Country Blues
Released : 2013
Label : Blind Lemon Records

01 - Saturday Night Shuffle
02 - Hesitation Blues
03 - Wine Spo-Dee O-Dee
04 - Railroad Bill
05 - My Starter Won't Start
06 - Fishin' Blues
07 - Bad Boy
08 - Deep River Blues
09 - Sugar Mama Blues
10 - Stagolee
11 - Low Down Dirty Shame
12 - When I First Met The Blues
13 - My Creole Belle - Ain't Nobody's Business

Alwin Schonberger presents on the CD "The Finger Style File".
Old-fashioned finger picking style album.
Coverversions of songs performed by Merle Travis(!), Lightnin' Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt etc. 13 tracks of the finest. On offer old classics as well as a self-composed title.

Live recording of a solo evening at the traditional cafe culture of the ORF RadioKulturhaus - with a lot of acoustic blues and some fingerpicking pieces from legends such as Merle Travis, published in February 2013 the new German blues label "Blind Lemon Records".

original CD from sussex

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Buick 6 - Live At The Telegraph

Styles : Blues-Rock, Contemporary Blues, Country Blues
Released : 2008
Label : Buick Records

01 - From a Buick Six
02 - A Few of Your Lines
03 - Nobody's Fault but Mine
04 - Travelling Riverside Blues
05 - In my time of dying
06 - Nothing Left To Lose
07 - Hellhound on my Trail
08 - Shiftin' Sand
09 - No Bed of Roses
10 - Barrelhouse Woman
11 - Jitterbug Swing

Recorded at Brooks Blues Bar, the Telegraph, Putney Hill London, May 2007

Roger Hubbard : Guitar Mandolin, Vocals
Liam Genockey : Drums, Back up Vocals
Colin Gibson : Fender Bass, Back Up Vocals

About Roger Hubbard
Born in 1950 in Brighton, England, Roger remains one of the UK's major exponents of the slide guitar.
At the age of 15 he was starting to play at folk clubs in the Brighton area. In 1968, continuing an interest in Country and Delta blues, he started his own club above "The Lewes Arms" in Lewes, Sussex. Along with fellow musicians Sam Mitchell and Dick Wardell, the club featured guest performances by Jo Ann Kelly and her brother Dave Kelly, Simon Prager, Steve Rye, Bob Hall, Graham Hine, Andy Fernbach and Tony McPhee (who was later to form the Groundhogs).
The club later moved to Brighton.

In 1971 Roger opened for Muddy Waters at The Gardener Centre, Brighton. He also appeared at the Cambridge Folk Festival and on the first pyramid stage at Glastonbury the same year.

In 1972 Muddy Waters was quoted in Sounds Magazine as saying,
"Roger Hubbard is as good as any blues guitarist in the U.K. or the United States".

His first album Brighton Belle Blues was recorded in 1970 by Nick Perls for his US Blue Goose label. Nick was a key figure on the American blues trail, rediscovering the likes of Son House and Skip James. Having played his 1935 National Steel Duolian for many years, Roger now plays an electric resonator guitar of his own design, known as "The Hub" as well as a steel resonator mandolin given to him by the AMI company in Munich.

Roger is currently gigging with his band Buick 6 as well as doing solo and duo work.

His song Home Lovin' Man was recorded by US blues man Eric Bibb on his 2003 album Natural Light .

1971 Brighton Belle Blues - Blue Goose Records
2003 Danger Deep Mud - Deep Mud Records
2007 Out of my Hands - Deep Mud Records

1993 Busy Bootin' (John Pearson & Roger Hubbard) - Taxim Records

(Band) Buick 6:
1989 Cypress Grove - Taxim Records
1995 Juice Machine - Taxim Records
1997 Foolin' With This Heart EP - Taxim Records
2008 Live At The Telegraph - Buick Records

original CD from sussex

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Don Haupt - Steady Rollin' Man

Styles : Acoustic Blues
Released : 2003
Label : Dancing Dog Records

01 - Steady Rollin' Man
02 - Black Betty
03 - Come On In My Kitchen
04 - Katie Mae
05 - Dark Was The Night
06 - Death Don't Have No Mercy
07 - John The Revelator
08 - Travelin' Riverside Blues
09 - Empire State Express
10 - Phonograph Blues
11 - Red Cross Store
12 - Intro
13 - Goodnight Irene
14 - One Kind Favor

Keeping strictly to the tradition of the self accompanied blues-singer, Don Haupt packs the sound and energy of a full band into a one man show. Whooping vocals and a hefty hand on the guitar playing backed by a right foot not just tapping but stomping the stage so hard it is felt through the floor clear into the back row.

Brass slide perched on his pinky and guitar at the ready, the bluesman plays the real thing cause he'slived it.......driving semi-trucks through the mountains of the west, working on Mississippi river towboats, bucking haybales, and washing dishes in a multitude of low-end restaurants. Think of guitar slides cut from whiskey bottles, worn out shoe soles, and prison farm field hollers. Think of the weariness that lies in the hearts of men old before their time and of going down to the crossroads at midnight to give the devil his due.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Elder Anderson Johnson - Roots Of Sacred Steel

Styles : Postwar Country Blues
Realesed : 2013
Label : Music Maker

01 - God Don't Like It
02 - Elder Anderson Talks About His Childhood
03 - Just A Closer Walk With Thee
04 - Elder Anderson Talks About His Record In 1953
05 - What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
06 - Elder Anderson Talks About Faith
07 - Search Me Jesus
08 - Elder Anderson Talks AboutHis Faith Again
09 - Someone Knows
10 - Elder Anderson Talks About His Young Years And Becoming A preacher
11 - If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
12 - Elder Anderson Talks About Hitting The Road
13 - My Lord And I
14 - Elder Anderson Talks About Being On the Road
15 - I Can See Everybody's Mother But Mine
16 - Elder Anderson Talks About Coming Back Home And His Past Success
17 - Glory, Glory
18 - Elder Anderson On How He Writes Songs
19 - I'm Going
20 - Elder Anderson Talks About His Guitar
21 - Take This Message To The Other Side
22 - Elder Anderson Is Happy To Rcord Again
23 - Let That Liar Pass On By
24 - Thank You Jesus

Elder Anderson Johnson's talent remembered on Roots of Sacred Steel
Elder Anderson spent his life preaching, singing and playing his steel guitar on the streets of America. He composed his own songs and he attracted the interest of Glory, a local record company owned by Henry Stone that produced a 45 of his song “God Don’t Like It” and others back in 1958 in Miami, Florida, for that label, in addition to the Angel and Deluxe labels. Elder Johnson, who died in 1998, remains a true pioneer of the Sacred Steel music tradition. His singing is rooted in his deep religious faith and his artistic sensibilities ignore popular artistic conventions.

This album includes both Elder Anderson's music and interviews with him, truly a unique portrait of a musical pioneer.

original CD from sussex