Posts by date : May 2013

VA – Goin’ Home – A Tribute To Fats Domino (2007)

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TRFats Domino’s decision to stay in his home in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina nearly cost him his life. The home was flooded and sustained major damage and the rock & roll pioneer had to be airlifted by helicopter from his roof. Age 77 when the storm hit, Domino was no longer performing as often as he once did, but he emerged proud and resolute and even recorded a new album, whose proceeds he donated to an organization aiding musicians hurt by the disaster. Just how loved Fats Domino is by the music community is borne out by the A-list names who’ve contributed to one of the more remarkable tribute albums to surface in recent years. Spanning the worlds of rock (Neil Young, Elton John, Los Lobos, Tom Petty), blues (B.B. King), country (Willie Nelson), jazz (Herbie Hancock), and even reggae (Toots & the Maytals, who just nail “Let the Four Winds Blow”), 30 artists are represented on the two discs, along with — of course — a healthy sampling of New Orleans artists of various grooves, among them Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Art Neville, and others. It’s a celebratory affair, for sure, and it would have to be, as Domino’s music has always tilted toward the upbeat, and you can bet he wouldn’t want it any other way. The project gets moving with one pulled up from the past, no less than the late John Lennon, who cut Fats’ “Ain’t That a Shame” for his 1975 Rock ‘n’ Roll album. Lennon’s former bandmate Paul McCartney teams up with NOLA mainstay Allen Toussaint for a duet on the jaunty “I Want to Walk You Home,” one of a number of inspired pairings of seemingly mismatched artists who find common ground in the Fat Man. Both Joss Stone and Buddy Guy hook up with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band for an electric “Every Night About This Time,” Ben Harper meets the Skatalites for — what else? — a zippy ska version of “Be My Guest,” and, in one of the album’s most surprising and satisfying moments, Robert Plant and the Soweto Gospel Choir collaborate on a stunning and haunting a cappella “Valley of Tears.” Of the individual performers, Randy Newman presents “Blue Monday” faithfully, Norah Jones applies her signature quasi-jazzy style to “My Blue Heaven,” and Corinne Bailey Rae’s live “One Night of Sin” — penned by Domino’s writing partner Dave Bartholomew, as are so many of these classics — returns to the song the danger removed by Elvis Presley when he cut a cleaned-up version and had a smash hit with it. There really are no clunkers here — these artists have done Fats Domino proud. And it’s a blessed thing that he stuck around to hear it.

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David Olney – Predicting The Past – Rootsy Approved: Introducing Americana Music Vol. 2 (2013)

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dNEW 2-CD “Rootsy Approved” set of new and retrospective David Olney music. CD #1 features “PREDICTING THE PAST” – an album of 16 new songs produced by Mr. Paul Burch (a notable performing artist and songwriter, himself) and features Grammy-award winner Dennis Crouch, Jen Gunderman, Fats Kaplin and Mr. Sergio Webb, among others. CD #2 includes a retrospective of songs released from 2000-2012.

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Those Willows – Rivertown (2012)

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Those Willows - RivertownFolk, rock with an infusion of jazz and soul.

Recommended if You Like:

Iron & Wine
Postal Service
Shins

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Padraig Rynne, Donal Lunny & Sylvain Barou – Triad (2013)

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Dónal Lunny (Planxty, The Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Coolfin etc) teams up with Irish musics biggest young star Pádraig Rynne on concertinas and Breton flautist Sylvain Barou for a groundbreaking album.The material used on this album is a mix between old and newly written music by the trio as well as Eastern, sweedish and Breton […]

Sherman Connelly & War Pony – Light It Up (2013)

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Tracks: 01. Kinda Like You Love Me 02. The Flame 03. Angel 04. Hard Luck 05. Unpolished 06. No Regrets 07. Love Trust And Forgive 08. Save Me 09. Light It Up 10. Misbehave FLAC | 341 MB | UL | CL

The LeRoi Brothers – Check This Action! (1983)

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The LeRoi Brothers are the quintessential Texas roadhouse band, playing backseat, backbeat-driven rhythm and blues, rockabilly and blue-collar rock’n’roll with the grit, grease and power.The Leroi Brothers are somehow overlooked while jokers like Bryan Seltzer hog the limelight.  Rock & Roll had its day in the sun. Despite the weed like growth of retro this, […]

Yvette Landry – No Man’s Land (2013)

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A little bit of country, a little bit of folk, a lot of drinking and heartache, Louisiana style. Recommended if You Like: Lucinda Williams Patsy Cline mp3 320 kbps | 102 MB | UL | CL

Nancy Elizabeth – Battle and Victory (2007)

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With an intuitive understanding of melody and dynamics, Nancy Elizabeth brings a refreshingly Northern turn of phrase to her debut album, Battle and Victory. The Lancashire-born singer’s down-to-earth songs are brought to life by her warm and unaffected voice. Unpretentious but effortlessly ambitious, Nancy turns the retro, less-is-more aesthetic of the current acoustic revival on […]

The Allman Brothers Band – Icon (2013)

Posted by Zorn on May 30, 2013 with No Commentsas

Tracks: 01. Whipping Post 02. Midnight Rider 03. Melissa 04. Ramblin’ Man 05. Wasted Words 06. Can’t Lose What You Never Had 07. Crazy Love 08. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (Live) 09. Jessica (Live) mp3 320 kbps | 121 MB | UL | CL

Sweet Jeena And Her Sweethearts – Lovers and Lunatics (2013)

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Tracks: 1. How Much Longer To Las Vegas 2. Ready For Love 3. Mean Cat 4. Moon Rocket Rock 5. Lovers And Lunatics 6. Happy Little Cowgirl 7. Everyday Sweet 8. Lonely Girl 9. Cowboy’s Song 10. Fish Dish 11. Big Woman 12. Always A Party 13. Cool Cat FLAC | 271 M | UL […]

Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Live From Melbourne (2000)

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These are live recordings from Kane’s joint appearances with fellow country-folk songwriter (and fellow Dead Reckoning artist) Kevin Welch in Melbourne, Australia, on November 12 and November 13 of 1999. For these shows, the pair played unaccompanied, using just a bass and a guitar. Sometimes harmonizing, sometimes letting one or the other sing solo, they […]

V. A. – Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger(1998)

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After listening to this multi-artist two-CD celebration of Pete Seeger’s songs, you’ll be delighted to read in the liner notes that it’s “just the beginning of at least four volumes.” Producer Jim Musselman calls the package a “labor of love,” and that’s clearly what it was. Musselman did a terrific job of choosing the songs […]

Divine Horsemen – Devil’s River (1986)

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Divine Horsemen were a punk/roots band founded in 1983 by Chris D. (Desjardins), formerly of L.A. punk rock band The Flesh Eaters.The band developed a distinctive (and at the time, very new) alt country- type sound. They took their name from a voodoo term; a worshiper who is possessed by loa during a ceremony is […]

Sonny & the Sunsets – Antenna to the Afterworld (2013)

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Creating his cleanest and most modern record yet, Sonny Smith again creates a consistently great record in yet another new direction with Antenna To The Afterworld. Tracks: 1. Dark Corners 2. Mutilator 3. Palmreader 4. Path Of Orbit 5. Natural Acts 6. Girl On The Street 7. Death Scene 8. Primitive 9. Void 10. Earth […]

JD Hobson Band – Where the Sun Don’t Shine (2011)

Posted by Zorn on May 29, 2013 with No Commentsas

The JD Hobson Band’s newest release is roots perfection, fusing Americana and Delta country blues together in an upbeat rockin’ package. Recommended if You Like: Bob Dylan Gillian Welch Taj Mahal mp3 320 kbps | 109 MB | UL | CL

Jason & The Nashwille Scorchers – Reckless Country Soul (1996)

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In 1981, as the legend goes, Jason Ringenberg left his daddy’s Illinois hog farm for the bright lights of Nashville and promptly stumbled upon guitarist Warner Hodges and bassist Jeff Johnson in a gutter. With drummer Perry Baggs, they became Jason and the Nashville Scorchers. The original Reckless Country Soul — a Hank Williams classic, […]

Chris Cagle – Icon (2013)

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Tracks: 01. Country by the Grace of God 02. My Love Goes On and On 03. What A Beautiful Day 04. I Breathe In, I Breathe Out 05. Miss Me Baby 06. Wal-Mart Parking Lot 07. Laredo 08. What Kinda Gone 09. No Love Songs 10. My Life’s Been A Country Song 11. Chicks Dig […]

The Dunwells – Follow The Road (2013)

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The Dunwells are a British folk rock band formed in Leeds, Yorkshire, England in 2009. The group consists of Joseph Dunwell (vocals, guitar), David Dunwell (vocals, guitars, piano, banjo), Jonny Lamb (vocals, drums), Rob Clayton (bass, vocals), and Dave Hanson (lead guitar, vocals, pedal steel). mp3 320 kbps | 102 MB | UL | CL

June & Lula – Yellow Leaves (2013)

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Tracks: 01. Old Man Town 02. Naked Woman 03. Cursed Waltz 04. Silent Man 05. Revert to the Wild 06. Interlude de Suzanne 07. Billy 08. Clap Your Hands 09. Yellow Leaves 10. Near the Stars 11. No More 12. Flying Hat 13. Final de Suzanne 14. The Moon Who Talked to the Wind (Ode […]

Emma Hill – The Black and the Wretched Blue (2013)

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Hill’s honey-smoked voice takes on a soulful growl in many of the numbers, and combined with the horns that periodically kick in to accompany the familiar guitar, banjo and pedal steel, it imparts a bit of a New Orleans vibe to many of the songs. There is still plenty of rootsy sensibility to Emma Hill’s […]