Posts by date : June 2011

The Long Ryders – Native Sons [Original recording remastered](2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 30, 2011 with No Commentsas

The Long Ryders’ 1984 full-length debut is one of the defining albums of the mid-’80s roots-rock scene, a loose amalgamation of bands reacting against the MTV-ready crop of synth-pop superstars by playing guitar-heavy country-influenced rock and roll. Heavily influenced by Gram Parsons and the Buffalo Springfield, singer/songwriter Sid Griffin and crew mix the ’60s revivalism of the then-current Paisley Underground scene with a fondness for mandolins and other bluegrass instruments which would be further explored by the alt-country groups of the ’90s. Unfortunately, the Long Ryders, who had made much of their “authenticity” in early interviews, blew their street cred in 1985 by starring in a beer commercial, to widespread derision.

mp3 320 kbps | 154 MB | FSo | WU | FSe

Gregg Allman – New Orlean Jazzfest Live (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 29, 2011 with No Comments
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Tracklist:

Disc 1
1. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
2. I’m No Angel
3. Tears, Tears, Tears
4. Just Another Rider
5. Going Back To Daytona
6. I Can’t Be Satisfied
7. Dreams

Disc 2
1. Before Bullets Fly
2. Melissa
3. Whipping Post
4. Midnight Rider
5. Stage banter
6. Sweet Feelin’
7. Statesboro Blues

FLAC + COVERS | 470 MB | FSo | WU | FSe

Brent Cash – How Strange It Seems (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 24, 2011 with No Commentsas

Brent Cash’s widely celebrated debut album “How Will I Know If I’m Awake” was released more than three years ago. The multi-instrumentalist from Athens, Ga took a long break to create an even more elaborately crafted follow-up. “How Strange It Seems” is chock-full of sophisticated arrangements, multi-layered vocal harmonies, extravagant key changes and intricate rhythms.From the start, Cash decided to record his songs like “they did it back then,” so no costs were spared to hire the best players in town and assemble a mini-orchestra featuring almost 30 musicians. The resulting work sounds like a lost pop masterpiece from the ’60s and ’70s. . It perfectly sets the mood and is extremely rich in detail, scope and color.

mp3 192 kbps | 64 MB | FSo | WU | FSe

Jim Lauderdale – Reason and Rhyme (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 24, 2011 with No Commentsas

“Reason and Rhyme” is the third record by the songwriting team of Jim Lauderdale and Robert Hunter, the second in two years.This installment is straight-ahead bluegrass, and it is wonderful. Lauderdale’s made some of the best modern bluegrass records, including several collaborations with Ralph Stanley, and has a great voice for it.The band on this […]

The Greencards – The Brick Album (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 24, 2011 with No Commentsas

If you imagine an intersection where the traditions of country and bluegrass meet the inventions of newgrass and the changes that swept through British contemporary folk, you’ll have a sense of the music spun by the Greencards. Their songs feature the tight harmonies of country and bluegrass, the sophistication of jazz, and the pluck of […]

Neil Young – A Treasure (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 22, 2011 with No Commentsas

The 12-track live album, A Treasure includes songs – 5 of which are previously unreleased – recorded during Young’s 1984 and 1985 U.S. tours without the support of an album, or Young’s then record label due to unique and unusual circumstances. Among those, “Grey Riders” will be the first track serviced to radio. A Treasure […]

Betty Soo and Doug Cox – Across The Borderline : Lie To Me (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 21, 2011 with No Commentsas

Lie To Meis BettySoo & Doug Cox’s first duo album, released in Summer 2011. Most tracks are live off the floor, cut in one live take,with BettySoo (from Austin, TX) on guitar and Doug Cox (from Vancouver Island, BC) on Dobro.They met in Alaska, teaching at a guitar camp, and found they had a shared […]

Sally Timms – Cowboy Sally’s Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos (1999)

Posted by Zorn on June 19, 2011 with No Commentsas

Sally Timms has one of the finest voices around. She sings with the great rock & roll band the Mekons (from Leeds, England), and also has a solo career, singing quieter, more introspective songs (that pack a wallop). Timms is very much under the sway of pre-countrypolitan country music, drawing influence and strength from early […]

Matt Nathanson – Modern Love (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 18, 2011 with No Commentsas

Matt Nathanson will release his new album, Modern Love, on Vanguard Records. A collection of pop and rock songs that are more joyful, complex and bold than any of Matt Nathanson’s previous works, Modern Love is poised to become the album of the summer. In the weeks leading up to the much anticipated release, Nathanson […]

Neil Young – A Treasure (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 15, 2011 with No Commentsas

The 12-track live album, A Treasure includes songs – 5 of which are previously unreleased – recorded during Young’s 1984 and 1985 U.S. tours without the support of an album, or Young’s then record label due to unique and unusual circumstances. Among those, “Grey Riders” will be the first track serviced to radio. A Treasure […]

David Bromberg – Use Me (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 14, 2011 with No Commentsas

Use Me, Bromberg chose a different approach: Why not ask some of his favorite singer-songwriters and musicians to write (or choose), produce, and perform on songs tailored to his versatile but distinctive skills as a guitarist and vocalist?Answering David’s call were well-known artists from the many genres comprising the amorphous “Americana” musical category. Representing contemporary […]

Dave Alvin – Eleven Eleven (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 14, 2011 with No Commentsas

On Dave Alvin’s new album Eleven Eleven, the man who many credit with pioneering what has come to be known as ‘roots rock,’ revisits the burning, guitar-centered blues rock that initially defined his career along with his band The Blasters in the late ’70s. After The Blasters, Alvin explored the path of American folk music, […]

Emmylou Harris with Spyboy feat. Buddy Miller – Live In Germany 2000 (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 3, 2011 with No Commentsas

The warm up band was Buddy Miller, and during his show Emmylou made a lot of guest appearances, and all of this in a small club of about 400 people. FLAC | 362 MB | FSo

Jerry Lee Lewis – Old Time Religion – Rare Recordings Of Jerry Lee Lewis In Church Preachin’, Shoutin’, and Singin’ (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 2, 2011 with No Commentsas

At his core, Jerry Lee Lewis has always been a gospel singer. His earliest and best records have revealed that passion, even when he was singing about women and lovin’. Jerry’s famous religious debate with Sam Phillips took place at the recording session for Great Balls Of Fire. His musical life has always been a […]

David Sylvian – Died in the Wool (2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 1, 2011 with No Commentsas

Died in the Wool — variations on David Sylvian’s 2009 release Manafon including collaborations with acclaimed composer Dai Fujikura, producers Jan Bang and Erik Honoré and a stellar roster of contemporary musicians and improvisers.The title track, “Died in the Wool,” is a similar construction: It began as an experiment with clarinet multiphonics that Fujikura casually […]

Giant Sand – Black Out [25th Anniversary Ed.](2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 1, 2011 with No Commentsas

Fire Records re-issues the rare and regarded Black Out recording from 1993. Forged from the embers of the recording session which was Purge & Slouch, and wholly acoustic, this collection of takes was originally released only in Germany. Black Out sits proudly amidst the Giant Sand re-issue project. ”When we gathered for the grand experiment […]

Dirtball – The Well (1998)

Posted by Zorn on June 1, 2011 with No Commentsas

Dirtball are an eight-piece US band led by singer Wes Freed, whose singing style may not be to everyone’s liking (it reminds me of Alan Tyler of the Rockingbirds) although it certainly suits Dirtball’s musical style. All eleven tracks are written by members of the group, mostly by guitarist Jeff Liverman, and deal with typical […]