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Robin Nolan – Gypsy Blue (2013)

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Ted Russell Kamp – Night Owl (2013)

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tedTed Russell Kamp (or TRK as he abbreviates himself) is a jobbing musician with a background playing bass with Wilson Phillips and Shooter Jennings. Over the years however he’s released several of his own albums that have gradually gained him a reputation particularly in Europe. ‘Night Owl’ finds him in the company of some fine musicians including Chuck Blackwell on drums and Danny Timms on piano as he delivers 14 self penned or co written songs.
Recorded in various locations including Tulsa, Fort Worth and Nashville the overall sound is a version of Southern country soul with some sweet organ and pedal steel licks reminding one of the likes of Spooner Oldham and Tony Joe White although TRK doesn’t reach the same heights as they once did. From the start the album evokes a late night feel, perfect for night owl listeners as the sweet radio tones of “Smile Alone’s” Wurlitzer organ drive this fine ballad. The crunchy power chords of “Another Love Song” might awake a sleepy listener but the dreamlike “Fireflies” restores a warm soporific sense. Kamp raises the stakes with the excellent “A Whole Lot of You and Me” which is a classic example of that laid back southern soul groove where the keyboards, percussion and pedal steel have that honeyed Muscle Shoals feel and Kamp captures some of the essence of Penn and Oldham. “Santa Ana Winds” switches attention to a more parched south with a plaintive trumpet and forlorn pedal steel summoning up a Calexico type feel. Kamp delivers several other songs that are of a similarly high calibre throughout the album with the only caveat here being that the New Orleans inspired “The Last Drop” sticks out like a sore thumb, its jaunty clarinet stylings somewhat out of step with the remainder of the album.

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The Telescopes – Harm (2013)

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Stefan Grossman – Country Blues Guitar Festival (2012)

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Maria Taylor – Something About Knowing (2013)

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Maria Taylor has spent her career in camaraderie and collaboration. Darting from the old day job as half of Azure Ray alongside Orenda Fink to deliver multi-instrumental and vocal favours to the likes of Bright Eyes, Now It’s Overhead and the mighty Crooked Fingers, Taylor has become a Saddle Creek stalwart who has also managed […]

The Holmes Brothers – Brotherhood (2013)

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Over the course of a 30-year career, with 10 acclaimed albums and thousands of live performances, revered roots trio The Holmes Brothers have garnered heaps of critical praise and countless loyal fans with their timeless blend of gospel-drenched blues, soul, funk and country, highlighted by heavenly vocal harmonies. Their four previous Alligator releases have sold […]

Boz Scaggs – The Essential (2013)

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THE ESSENTIAL BOZ SCAGGS is the first 32-song, double-CD collection to track his solo career from 1969 (his seminal self-titled American debut LP on Atlantic Records, produced by  Rolling Stone editor/publisher Jann Wenner in Muscle Shoals, with Duane Allman on lead guitar) all the way to 2013 (his Memphis album, a tribute to that city’s […]

James Taylor – The Essential (2013)

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The Essential James Taylor is the first 2CD anthology of biggest hits and greatest songs from the quintessential singer-songwriter spanning the full course of the artist’s career. It is also the first James Taylor collection to provide equal focus on both his Warner Bros. and Columbia Records catalogs. Inducted into both the Rock & Roll […]

Michael Katon – 9 Loud Ones (2013)

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Tracks: 01 – Boogie Whip 02 – Tight White Pants 03 – I Ain’t Ready To Go Steady 04 – Roadhouse 69 05 – Boogie Is My Business 06 – Boogie Man 07 – Burn Me (With Electricity) 08 – Love Stepped In My Way 09 – Proud To Be Loud mp3 320 kbps | […]