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Honey Island Swamp Band – Cane Sugar (2013)

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hoIt’s an energetic eclectic set that finds the sweet spot between soul, funk, rock, country, gospel, blues, boogie, reggae and yes, swamp . . . all supported by a strong Southern rock base. That may seem like a muddled jumble but the group weaves these influences into rugged, often playful songs with the easy interaction of an ensemble that has been playing bars and clubs for the better part of eight years. Credit veteran John Porter who produced, recorded, mixed and mastered these dozen songs. He captures the band’s vibrant, buoyant playing with a crisp sound that pulses out of the speakers. The studio recording adds occasional horns, female backing vocals, fiddle and banjo and feels like a particularly peppy live show. Vocals by principal songwriters Aaron Williamson and Chris Mule are committed, soulful and tough, befitting the similarly styled music.  Occasionally the band displays its influences too close to the surface, as in the very Allman Brothers’ “Ramblin’ Man” sounding “Prodigal Son.” The red clay shuffle beat of “Just Another Fool” is Dylan’s “Watching the River Flow” by way of the Big Easy and “Pills” is the best song Willie Nelson has yet to record (thanks in part to guest harp from Mickey Raphael).

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Kevin Fennell – Bar-B-Q Boogie (2013)

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KETracks:

01. Bar-B-Que Boogie
02. Funky Beat
03. One Good Woman
04. Fireballs
05. No Good At Bein’ Bad
06. Kauai
07. Cat Box Blues
08. Let It Go
09. Bayou Christmas Party
10. Blue Moon Rock
11. Go Ask Alice (Cooper)
12. Bee-Boppin’ Around

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VA – Mojo presents Island Folk (2009)

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islTracks:

1. John Martyn – Go Down Easy
2. Fotheringay – The Sea
3. Jethro Tull – We Used To Know
4. Nirvana – Lonely Boy
5. John & Beverley Martyn – Primrose Hill
6. Sandy Denny – No More Sad Refrains
7. Richard & Linda Thompson – The End Of The Rainbow
8. The Incredible String Band – Red Hair
9. Claire Hamill – Where Are Your Smiles At
10. Fairport Convention – She Moves Through The Fair
11. Dr Strangely Strange – Dark Haired Lady
12. Quintessence – Pearl And Blood
13. Amazing Blondel – Willowwood

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VA – Tangled Up In Blues: Songs Of Bob Dylan (1999)

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Tracks: 01. Taj Mahal – It Takes a lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry 02. Mavis Staples – Gotta Serve Somebody 03. Isaac Hayes – Lay, Lady, Lay 04. R.L. Burnside – Everything Is Broken 05. Luther ‘Guitar Jr.’ Johnson – Pledging My Time 06. John Hammond – I’ll Be Your Baby […]

Jamie Oldaker – Jamie Oldaker’s Mad Dogs & Okies (2005)

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Tracks: 01. Wait Til Your Daddy Gets Home (Feat. Vince Gill) 02. Positively (Feat. Eric Clapton) 03. Don’t Let Your Feet Git Cold (Feat. Taj Mahal) 04. Sympathy For A Train (Feat. Willis Alan Ramsey) 05. Promises (Feat. Zadig & Marcella) 06. Magnolia (Feat. Tony Joe White) 07. Make Your Move (Feat. Bonnie Bramlett) 08. […]

Various Artists – Black On Blues – A Tribute To The Black Keys (2012)

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1. Lonely Boy – Iggy Pop & Ginger Baker (Cream) 2. Tighten Up – Walter Trout (Canned Heat) 3. Girl Is On My Mind – Mike Zito & Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers) 4. Gold On The Ceiling – Tab Benoit 5. I Got Mine – Leslie West (Mountain) 6. When The Lights Go Out – […]

Bettye LaVette – Scene of the Crime (2007)

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“I’ve got my mem-mor-eehees,” sings Bettye LaVette at the chilling finale of her version of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s obscure “Talking Old Soldiers,” holding the last syllable as it fades into a hum while Spooner Oldham’s ghostly piano underpins the pain. The singer’s whiskey-stained voice infuses those words with a fierce mix of pride, […]

Cold Sweat Roc – Introductions (2013)

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Cold Sweat Roc is one of New York’s newest up and coming hot rock in’ blues bands. With original material that appeals to both people looking for hard driving rhythms to those looking for cool listening soulful sounds. mp3 320 kbps | 103 MB | UL | TB

Frankie Miller – Live At Rockpalast (2013)

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If you had asked a critic in the 70’s who the best white artists of soul and blues Rock were, Frankie Miller’s name would be up there with Eric Burdon, Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker. Frankie Miller may come from Scotland but his heroes are all American: Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. These […]