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Stephen Lawrenson – Obscuriosity (2013)

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STEPHStephen makes quite a pop splash here on his 2013 Kool Kat debut! And to drive home this point, the crack “Pop Squad” of Kool Kat insiders/contributors cheerfully chime in! “Playing every note on the record, he proudly wears his pop influences on his sleeve. Tell me ‘Small White House” wouldn’t pass for a Brian Wilson-penned song. His inner Jeff Lynne pops up on both ‘Pale Yellow’ and the 12-string laced ‘Words To Say’.” – Count Keef “It’s intelligent, well written, and completely catchy. Awesome, just awesome power pop, with loads of great hooks, melodies and harmonies. It rocks. It moves you. A masterful malange of 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s guitar rock mixed and matched with no concern for the namecheck. That’s how good this is. Five stars isn’t enough. Six, maybe!” – MR Gomez “What do you think would happen if you threw The Goldbergs, The Beatles, Three Hour Tour, Teenage Fanclub (in their fuzzy period), Big Star, The Posies (circa ‘Frosting On The Beater’), ‘Pet Sounds’ period Brian Wilson, and the Electric Light Orchestra into a giant pop blender? You’d get Stephen Lawrenson, that’s what!”

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Ptarmigan – Eliak and the Dream (2013)

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plPtarmigan is:

Sam Gleason: Electric Guitar
Aaron Hoffman: Harmonies, Accordion, Mandolin
Peter McMurtry: Vocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar
Brandon Munro: Drums
Sam Whillans: Upright Bas

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Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ In The Moonlighr [The Definitive Remastered Edition] (2012)

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HOWLINDigitally remastered and expanded edition including 15 bonus tracks. Howlin’ Wolf was one of the greatest characters and most electrifying performers in Blues history. He was an imposing presence, blessed with a thunderous voice, enormous physical strength, and a pair of lungs that would not quit. Wolf didn’t just startle audiences, he menaced them into submission. In addition to his powerful voice, he was also an accomplished harmonica player. This quintessential collector’s edition contains Howlin’ Wolf’s outstanding debut album for Chess Records, Moanin’ in the Moonlight (1959), one of the all-time cornerstones of the genre. We have also included 15 bonus tracks (gathering a variety of those great sides he recorded between 1951 and 1960), making this the definitive edition of Wolf’s Blues masterpiece.

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Lefty Frizzell – Give Me More, More, More [4 CDBox Set] (2007)

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When Lefty Frizzell launched his recording career in 1950 he struck a rich vein of success, scoring hit after hit with his unique vowel-bending phrasing. His influence, though not immediately apparent, was a major factor in the development of Texan honky-tonk country music. That influence permeated to a host of subsequent artists ranging from Merle […]

Colwell Brothers – Guilty Pleasures (2012)

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This record is old school Blues/Soul/R&B, Cheap guitars, nice guitars, Wurlitzers, Hammonds, Memphis horns, Fender Rhodes, Danelectro bass, scorching blues harp, drums that sound like drums, and lot’s of first and second takes. Bobby said, “Leave the living room in and the warts on it” and we did! Thank God that Howling Wolf, Etta James, […]

Ugly Thrash Demon – 2008 (2013)

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Chris Smith – Vocals, Guitar Philip Eberhart – Vocals, Accordion, Mandolin Jed Lingat – Bass, Drums Alec Sieber – Cello Daniel Smith – Trumpet Sam Smith – Saxophone Andy Crumpler – Ukulele Ryan Coleman – Drums FLAC + Covers | 237 MB | UL | CL

Bob Brozman – Fire In The Mind (2013)

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The Professor of Guitars, amazing guitarist and prolific recording artist Bob Brozman, travels the world of guitars on his newest album.Brozman s mixture of American and world-music styles … encompasses old-style folk, jazz, and blues, plus African, Caribbean, Hawaiian, and Django Reinhardt-style swing. mp3 320 kbps | 112 MB | UL | CL

Roddy Woomble – Listen to Keep (2013)

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Roddy Woomble 3rd solo album Listen To Keep is due on Reveal Records March 4th 2013. Tracks: 1. Making Myths [05:25] 2. The Last One of My Kind [03:40] 3. Listen to Keep [04:48] 4. Build It to Break [04:20] 5. Trouble Your Door [03:27] 6. Traveling Light [04:07] 7. The Universe is on My […]

Ike Turner – Blues Roots/Bad Dreams (2012)

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Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of early ’70s albums from the R&B legend on one disc: Blues Roots and Bad Dreams. Ike Turner’s career has been well documented everywhere and elsewhere, but with his death in 2007, history and critics have started to be kinder to Ike and re-evaluate his style and influence. mp3 […]

Les Paul & Mary Ford – In Perfect Harmony [Box Set] (2007)

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Ffour CD Proper box featuring 108 tracks recorded by the famed duo. Les Paul pioneered electric guitar design and multi-track recording and along the way invented the synthesiser. He was also a very fine guitarist himself and with vocalist Mary Ford had considerable chart success with songs of varying styles, all included here. Les Paul’s […]

Procol Harum – The Best Of [Victor Entertainment Japan, K2HD Mastering, HQCD] (2012)

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Tracks: 01. Conquistador 02. Christmas Camel 03. A Whiter Shade Of Pale 04. Homburg (Single Version) 05. Quite Rightly So 06. Shine On Brightly 07. A Salty Dog 08. The Devil Came From Kansas 09. Nothing That I Didn’t Know 10. Simple Sister 11. Broken Barricades 12. Grand Hotel 13. Bringing Home The Bacon 14. […]

White Iron Band – Damn the Nighttime (2012)

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White Iron Band is a high-energy renegade American roots band specializing in foot-stompin, forget-what-troubles-ya music. With energy to blow your face off and enough soul to well your eyes, the band is best taken live with friends and strangers. White Iron shows combine lyrical accessibility and explosive musicianship to produce a rich experience for the […]