Blues The best music site on the web there is where you can read about and listen to blues, jazz, classical music and much more. This is your ultimate music resource. Tons of albums can be found within. http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues.html Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:50:53 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Detroit Blues Masters Vol. 11 - Brother Will Hairston http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5030-detroit-blues-masters/23380-detroit-blues-masters-vol-11-brother-will-hairston.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5030-detroit-blues-masters/23380-detroit-blues-masters-vol-11-brother-will-hairston.html Detroit Blues Masters Vol. 11 - Brother Will Hairston

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01. My God don't like it I & II

Brother Will Hairston - vocals
+ band
Detroit, Mi. december 1955

02. The Alabama Bus I & II
03. Mighty wind
04. The Bible is right
05. Seems like a dream
06. He comes rushing like a mighty wind

Brother Will Hairston - vocals
Louis Jackson - piano
Washboard Willie - washboardd
Detroit, Mi. 1956

07. Shout school children
08. Jesus had a hard time

Brother Will Hairston - vocals
The Dixie Aires - vocals
+ band
Detroit, Mi. november 1957

09. The Story of President Kennedy
10. Holy Ghost don't leave me
11. Shout Brother Shout

Brother Will Hairston - vocals
+ band
Detroit, Mi. 1964

12. Here comes the Lord

Brother Will Hairston - vocals
Rev. Henry - vocals, guitar, drums
Detroit, Mi. 1964

13. March on to Montgomery
14. Angels watching over me

Brother Will Hairston - vocals
Louis Jackson - piano
Washboard Willie - washboardd
Detroit, Mi. 1965

15. St John
16. Reverend King had a time
17. That's alright
18. The War in Wietnam
19. When I'm gone

Brother Will Hairston - vocals
Louis Jackson or Magnolia Tillman - piano
Washboard Willie - washboardd
Detroit, Mi. 1968

20. This may be the last time
21. Minny, your dress too short
22. Death knocked at my door, Jesus got the key

Brother Will Hairston - vocals
The Greater Love of Tabernacle - vocals
+ band
Detroit, Mi. 1972

23. God's going to ring those freedom bells

Reverend Reuben L. Henry - vocals
The Dixie Aires - vocals
Detroit, Mi. november 1957

 

This 11th Volume of our Detroit blues series is entirely dedicated to the great Gospel singer and composer Brother Will Hairston.

Will Hairston was born 22 November 1919 at Brookfield (Ms) in a very poor faming family. At an early age, he sings in his parents' church, goes to Saint Louis for better job opportunity during the 1930's, is drafted and after the war, settles in Detroit, having a secure job at the big Chrysler's plant and marrying the young Willie with whom he'd have ten children.

A very religious man, Brother Will Hairston gains the nickname of "The Hurricane of the Motor City" for his capacity to spark enthusiasm among the faithful of his church with a strong voice and his sermons that very often reflect his own views about the situation of African-Americans.

To cope with strong requests, Mr Hairston records himself his first session with the striking My God don't like it about the slaughter of the young Black teenager Emmet Till in his hometown of Money (Ms) after he had shouted a "Bye baby" to a white girl. The photos of the mutilated corpse published in several magazines had raised a wave of indignation throughout the USA. Two other titles were recorded the same day (Let him come in; Ain't nobody there but Brother Will) that I unfortunately wasn't able to get a copy.

Brother Will Hairston sells his records from his own truck while a sound system he had hooked on the roof of his vehicle blasts the music when he is driving around!

Such is the success of Brother Will that the record producer and dealer Joe Von Battle (who of course played a major role in the Detroit blues scene) brings Hairston in his studios for an historical and magnificent 1956 session with the powerful hit Alabama Bus, the very first song about the Montgomery (Al) bus strike after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man, like she should have done according to the segregation laws. Alabama bus is also the very first song mentioning Martin Luther King Jr.

The following decade, Hairston will continue to record in this Gospel/ protest song vein, notably Shout, school children about Little Rock Central High events, forcing the integration of some black school children in a only white school; The Story of President Kennedy about the murder of JFK; Reverend King had a hard time just after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Brother Will is himself the victim of a shooting and retires from Chrysler in 1970, focusing entirely to his family and his Greater Love Tabernacle Church with which he records a last session in 1972.

Brother Will Hairston dies in Detroit 7 March 1988, leaving a vibrant, powerful and largely remarkable recording works that are unfortunately - and apart a couple of tracks - very hard to get. We have herein also included the sole 1957 record by Rev. Reuben Henry, a close friend to Hairston.

Our big thanks to Pierre Monnery and Justin Brummer for their invaluable help. And a great thank to Guido Van Rijn whose article in the very good British magazine Blues & Rhythm #167 has largely been used to write this article! ---Gérard Herzhaft, jukegh.blogspot.com

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Will Tucker - Worth The Gamble (2015) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/1174-will-tucker/23375-will-tucker-worth-the-gamble-2015.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/1174-will-tucker/23375-will-tucker-worth-the-gamble-2015.html Will Tucker - Worth The Gamble (2015)

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1. You Can't Talk Me Into Loving You
2. Draw The Line
3. Let's Stay Together
4. Worth The Gamble
5. Stone Free
6. The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
7. Hate To See You Go
8. Too Rolling Stoned (Live)
9. Travelin' South (Live)
10. Ain't Next To You
11. Draw The Line (Acoustic)

 

During the '90s, industrial guitarist William Tucker became a popular figure on the alternative and industrial scene, being best-known for his frequent live appearances with the band Ministry. William Tucker first achieved recognition with the band Regressive Aid, which also featured future members of the Rollins Band. Supplementing his income by giving guitar lessons, one of Tucker's most prominent pupils was Mickey Melchiondio, later known as Dean Ween. After releasing a hit single with the Swinging Pistons, Tucker came to the attention of Al Jourgensen, who invited him to join Ministry for the The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste tour in 1989. After touring with Ministry for almost a year, Tucker became a much sought-after guitarist. Over the next ten years he played with Pigface, KMFDM, and the Revolting Cocks, as well as joining industrial legend Foetus for a rare live outing. He earned critical respect for his sensitive playing on Chris Connelly's solo albums, in particular Phenobarb Bambalam. In 1999 Tucker once again joined the live incarnation of Ministry, and made preparations for the lengthy tour that would follow the release of Dark Side of the Spoon. Sadly, before the tour got under way, Tucker committed suicide, on May 14, 1999. It has been suggested that he sought to escape the pain of a long-term illness, although this has not been confirmed. William Tucker was 38. ---Jim Harper, allmusic.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Will Tucker Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:20:52 +0000
Akella Presents Vol. 18 CD2 - Rockin' Blues & Boogie Rock (2013) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5974-akella-presents-blues-/23370-akella-presents-vol-18-cd2-rockin-blues-a-boogie-rock-2013.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5974-akella-presents-blues-/23370-akella-presents-vol-18-cd2-rockin-blues-a-boogie-rock-2013.html Akella Presents Vol. 18 CD2 - Rockin' Blues & Boogie Rock (2013)

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01. COLD BLUE STEEL - The Girl That Radiates [02:50]
02. RED BEANS & RICE - The Dark Side [06:08]
03. The DUSTERS - Don't You Lie to Me [02:53]
04. CHRIS MICHIE - Sweet Disposition [03:56]
05. PAT RAMSEY - King of Fools [05:36]
06. STAN WEBB - The House That Love Live In [06:00]
07. SCOTT KEETON - Roll And Tumble Blues [03:12]
08. The POUNDERS - Shakin' That Thang [03:04]
09. JOHNNY WINTER - I Smell Smoke [03:57]
10. RICK DERRINGER - All I Want to Do Is Cry [10:10]
11. JAY STULO - There's Something Going On [05:08]
12. MICROWAVE DAVE & The NUKES - Cadillac Ride [03:19]
13. JIM SUHLER & MONKEY BEAT - Every Dog Has His Day [05:48]
14. SLOLEAK - I Cry For You [03:22]
15. SMOKEHOUSE - Cadillac in the Swamp [06:02]
16. BO WILSON BAND - Chevrolet [04:07]
17. WILD T & The SPIRIT - Yvonne [04:23]

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Akella Presents Blues Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:24:21 +0000
Richard Johnston ‎– Foot Hill Stomp (2002) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/1375-richard-johnston/23365-richard-johnston--foot-hill-stomp-2002.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/1375-richard-johnston/23365-richard-johnston--foot-hill-stomp-2002.html Richard Johnston ‎– Foot Hill Stomp (2002)

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1 	Miss Maebelle 	
2 	Do The Romp 	
3 	Coal Black Mattie 	
4 	Catfish Blues / I Feel Good Little Girl 	
5 	Work Me Baby 	
6 	Come On In 	
7 	That's No Way To Get Along 	
8 	The Shaggy Hound 	
9 	Chicken And Gravy

Tony Ray Adams - Cuica, Drums, Whistle (Instrument)
Cedric Burnside - Drums,
Jessie Mae Hemphill - Tambourine, Vocals
Richard Johnston - Drums, Guitars, Bass, Harp, Resonator, Vocals, Washboard
Robert Nighthawk - Harmonica
Mark Simpson - Guitar
Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms - Harmonica 

 

Richard Johnston was born in Houston Texas. He studied Sociology and Philosophy at San Diego State University. Left for Japan, studied at Gifu University for a year and stayed an additional four years as a burgeoning musician. When he was invited to perform at the first Blues Stock in Memphis in 1997, he returned home. He was scheduled to perform with someone he had not heard of at the time: Junior Kimbrough. Junior no-showed due to health reasons. Out of curiosity, Richard found his way to a little out-of-the-way joint in Chulahoma where he heard Junior's band The Soul Blues Boys, minus Junior, playing the music that would forever change his life: north Mississippi hill country blues -- a rockin' and very hypnotic style of the blues. The world took notice of the music of Northern Mississippi when music archeologist Robert Palmer released his Deep Blues documentary in the early '90s to great critical acclaim. This led to recording contracts for R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Frank Frost, who soon released records on the newly-founded Fat Possum Records. A few years later Junior Kimbrough opened a juke joint called Junior's Place in Chulahoma, MS. Junior, for the most part, was not physically able to tour. To hear Junior play you had to go to Mississippi. Rock bands such as The Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, and U2 all made pilgrimages. When Junior Kimbrough died in 1998, Richard Johnston (who by then was an adopted son of the Hemphill/Kimbrough clan) approached Junior's band The Soul Blues Boys (basically consisting of Kimbrough's kids and nephews) about continuing the Sunday dances. And so it happened that a white guitarist and a black rhythm section rocked the joint until it burned to the ground in 2000. Johnston went back to Beale Street with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a heart full of hill country blues. A year later, Richard Johnston won the 2001 International Blues Talent competition award, the last solo act to beat all bands (now the competition is separated into solo/band). He also won the 2001 Albert King award as most promising blues guitarist. Ever since then, you can hear him play in front of the New Daisy Theatre on Beale Street in Memphis working as a street musician and one-man band -- as Richard is playing guitar, bass and drums simultaneously. His debut album, Foot Hill Stomp, originally released in 2002, was recorded with the help of Jesse Mae Hemphill, Cedric Burnside, Mark Simpson, and Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms. Loaded with standards from the north Mississippi hill country, the locomotive power of Foot Hill Stomp has the raw rhythmic drive of a primal entity that will infuse itself into the dark, primitive recesses of your primordial senses. Or: That guy sure can play! ---forcedexposure.com

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Akella Presents Vol. 18 CD1 - Rockin' Blues & Boogie Rock (2013) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5974-akella-presents-blues-/23360-akella-presents-vol-18-cd1-rockin-blues-a-boogie-rock-2013.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5974-akella-presents-blues-/23360-akella-presents-vol-18-cd1-rockin-blues-a-boogie-rock-2013.html Akella Presents Vol. 18 CD1 - Rockin' Blues & Boogie Rock (2013)

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01. PAT RAMSEY - Allergic to Work [03:30]
02. SCOTT KEETON - 100 Mile Blues [03:02]
03. DAVID DENNY - Without You [05:07]
04. SY KLOPP'S BLUES BAND - Steppin' Stone [03:02]
05. LITTLE JOHN CHRISLEY - Disconnected [08:56]
06. BACKTRACK BLUES BAND - Boogie Snack [05:26]
07. The PIRATES - Voodoo [02:33]
08. SWAMP THING - How Long [03:50]
09. STEEPWATER BAND - Dance Me A Number [03:40]
10. SONNY KENN BAND - Fade to Black [05:55]
11. Dr. FEELGOOD - Sweet Louise [04:12]
12. ZED MITCHELL - King Of The Blues [04:06]
13. WORKING BLUES BAND - Who's Been Talking [04:04]
14. DOUG Little Brother JONES - The Last Time [02:57]
15. VIRGIL CAINE - What's It All About [02:58]
16. BUDDY FLETT - Threed House On the Left [03:20]
17. BLINDSIDE BLUES BAND -I'm Trying [13:19]

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Akella Presents Blues Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:51:40 +0000
Steven Seagal - Songs From The Crystal Cave (2004) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/1779-steven-seagal/23355-steven-seagal-songs-from-the-crystal-cave-2004.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/1779-steven-seagal/23355-steven-seagal-songs-from-the-crystal-cave-2004.html Steven Seagal - Songs From The Crystal Cave (2004)

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1 	Girl It's Alright 	3:50
2 	Don't You Cry 	4:58
3 	Music 	4:13
4 	Better Man 	4:29
5 	Route 23 	4:31
6 	My God 	3:57
7 	Lollipop 	4:34
8 	Not For Sale 	4:56
9 	Dance 	3:32
10 	Jealousy 	4:21
11 	War 	3:46
12 	Strut 	3:05
13 	Goree 	5:59
14 	The Light 	4:54

Steven Seagal 	Clay Pot, Drums, Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Producer, Vocals
Al Anderson 	Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Producer
Babakar 	African Drums
Rose Banks 	Vocals (Background)
Greg Barnhill 	Guitar (Acoustic)
Sharon Bryant 	Vocals (Background)
Dana Calitri 	Vocals (Background)
Patrick Carroll 	Bass, Percussion Programming
T.H. Subash Chandran 	Bowls, Ethnic Percussion, Jew's-Harp, Percussion, Tabla
Russ Desalvo 	Arranger, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Synthesizer
Ripley Fairchild 	Vocals (Background)
Habib Faye 	Bass, Keyboards, Percussion Programming
Shaun Fisher 	Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Producer, Vocals (Background)
Lisa Frazier 	Vocals (Background)
Marty Grebb 	Keyboards, Organ (Hammond)
Tommy K 	Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Rhythm), Wah Wah Guitar
Remi Kabaka 	Talking Drum
Curtis King 	Vocals (Background)
Michael Okri 	Vocals
Tony Rebel 	Rap
Janice Brocking Renn 	Vocals (Background)
Veit Renn 	Keyboards, Producer
Rhonda Smith 	Bass
Kavita Subramaniam 	Vocals
Mani Subramaniam 	Violin
Frank Valardi 	Drums
Stevie Wonder 	Harmonica

 

Never released in America -- perhaps for good reason -- actor Steven Seagal's debut album as a musician is a kind of wonderful mess: it's so all over the place, it can't make up its mind what it wants to be. There are so many styles here -- from adult contemporary to soft rock, triple-A format pop tunes, rock tunes fused with Jamaican dancehall (no kidding!), softcore, nocturnal urban blues, and faux soul -- that finding the album's center is difficult, to say the least. None of these songs are written particularly well, but that's endearing in its own way, and Seagal isn't the greatest singer, but that's nothing new among movie actors -- remember Philip Michael Thomas' and Don Johnson's solo albums back in the '80s? Or Keanu Reeves' rock & roll band efforts in the 1990s? OK, on to the music itself. There are a slew of players on these sessions, but Seagal holds down the lead guitar chair for the entire record and plays plenty of rhythm guitar as well; he gets help from some fine backing vocalists including Janice Renn, Sharon Bryant, Dana Calitri, Curtis King, and Shaun Fisher. The set kicks off with the faux soul shuffle of "Girl It's Alright," written by Seagal with Greg Barnhill -- who is a most worthy collaborator and his melodies are infectious. Seagal's singing is a tad flat, but it's got some emotion going and it's believable. Veit Renn's keyboards are a bit intrusive -- it might have been nice to hear just a couple of guitars and somebody playing a conga instead of a canned drum loop, but what the hell. The ringing rockistry of "Don't You Cry" (also written with Barnhill) could have come right out of the Counting Crows fakebook at their most Beatlesque and excessive. It's still got a fine melody and the wide-open guitar sound has lots of charm, but the actor's voice has a hard time carrying it in front of such a big mix.

The bluesy (but still not blues) "Music" mixes funky grooves, stinging guitars, shimmering hip-hop shuffles, LaBelle-esque backing vocals, and Jamaican dancehall in its knotty sermon on how "music is a language of the people." The Buddhist overtones in all of these songs is refreshing because they don't beat you over the head but still come across as optimistic, while still being rooted in personal responsibility. The Americana-kissed "Better Man" was written with Barnhill. As for the steamy nighttime blues of "Route 23" and the funky, reggae-tinged "My God," Seagal wrote them himself. They're interesting if a tad monotonous, but again they drip with sincerity to the point that they're completely believable. But it must be stated that the latter track's lyrics are almost embarrassing -- they're obvious to the point of overkill. What saves it is a killer harmonica solo by Stevie Wonder and a fine rhythm guitar track by Al Anderson. "Lollipop" is a straight-up reggae-pop tune with burning dancehall by DJ Lt. Stitchie (who also appears on "War"). Lady Saw, another Jamaican DJ, appears on "Jealousy," an attempt at dread reggae fusion with Kavita and Mani Subramaniam and Sabash Chudrun on vocals, violin, and tabla, respectively. It's one of the strongest things on the set. Lady Saw also appears on "Strut," which is where the disc begins to run out of steam with absolutely laughable lyrics. "The Light" works because of Chudrun and the Subramaniams and the genuine emotional content of the words, and is a fitting closer to an album that mostly misses but has moments worth engaging. The strange thing is that two years after this set was issued, Seagal issued his "blues" album, Mojo Priest. The latter album sounds like he learned nothing from this experience and traveled down a road of cynical excess, forgetting much of the good-vibes experience that Songs from the Crystal Cave exudes. ---Thom Jurek, AllMusic Review

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Wily Bo Walker - Wily Bo Walker & The Danny Flam Big Band (2013) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5172-wily-bo-walker/23350-wily-bo-walker-wily-bo-walker-a-the-danny-flam-big-band-2013.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5172-wily-bo-walker/23350-wily-bo-walker-wily-bo-walker-a-the-danny-flam-big-band-2013.html Wily Bo Walker - Wily Bo Walker & The Danny Flam Big Band (2013)

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1.The Openator 04:02
2.Moon Over Indigo (Instrumental) 06:08
3.Appointment In Samarra 05:01
4.Jawbreaker 03:52
5.Rendez-Vous des Cheminots (feat. Kareña K) 04:47
6.Irritated Shadow (feat. Amir Ben-Haim) 03:38
7.When The Angels Call Your Time 04:47
8.Drive 03:47
9.Same Thing 05:20
10.Long Way To Heaven (feat. The Brown Sisters of Chicago) 04:14
11.Tony's Good Morning (Instrumental) 03:22
12.You Don't Know What Love Is (feat. Teddy Charles) 06:16  

 

The Wily Bo's album is a collection of tracks with a hard hitting brass section reflecting horn section styles from across the decades coloured with Wily Bo's own inimitable style and Danny Flam's musical direction.

The 'Wily Bo Walker & The Danny Flam Big Band' album is a collection of tracks with a hard hitting brass section reflecting horn section styles from across the decades coloured with Wily Bo's own inimitable style and Danny Flam's musical direction.

The Big Band instrumentals hark back to the Prima/Armstrong/Calloway era with 'The Openator', the sixties Vegas 'rat-pack' feel of 'Good Morning' and the seventies 'Big Band Fusion' stylings of 'Appointment In Sammara' and exploitation movie soundtrack groove of 'Jawbreaker'.

Wily Bo also adds the New Orleans funeral marching band celebration of 'When The Angels Call Your Time', the hard rockin' brass blast of 'Drive' as well as the cinematic landscape of 'Same Thing' which also features Cenovia Cummins' String Quartet.

There is the 'swing-noir' (think 'Sam Spade pulp fiction B-movie') of 'Rendez-Vous des Cheminots' featuring the vocal talents of Kareña K, the Gospel big band working of 'Long Way To Heaven' featuring The Brown Sisters of Chicago and the New York powerhouse funk of 'Irritated Shadow' featuring Amir Ben-Haim with Will Lee on Bass and Nir Z on drums.

And, finally, the moody, bluesy, laid back feel of the instrumental version of Wily Bo's signature song 'Moon Over Indigo' featuring the amazing trumpet work of Kenny Rampton and Wily Bo's cover of Billie Holiday's 'You Don't Know What Love Is' featuring the stunning, last ever recording of jazz legend Teddy Charles. ---cdbaby.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Wily Bo Walker Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:54:01 +0000
Rosie Ledet ‎– Now's The Time (2003) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/3414-rosie-ledet/23345-rosie-ledet--nows-the-time-2003.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/3414-rosie-ledet/23345-rosie-ledet--nows-the-time-2003.html Rosie Ledet ‎– Now's The Time (2003)

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1 	Zydeco Yeah 	3:17
2 	Now's The Time 	2:50
3 	Do That Thing 	3:11
4 	More Than I Can Say 	3:29
5 	Take A Chance 	4:11
6 	Paradise 	3:02
7 	Little Rosie 	4:16
8 	Close Enough 	3:50
9 	Zydeco Stroll 	4:10
10 	Biker Boys 	3:43
11 	Touch To Feel 	3:47
12 	Don't Look Back 	3:03

Chuck Bush - Bass, Guitar
Joseph "Cookie" Chavis - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
Ed Gore - Organ (Hammond)
Kevin Gormier - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
Lanice Ledet - Rubboard
Lukey Ledet - Drums, Rubboard
Rosie Ledet - Accordion, Composer, Primary Artist, Vocals 

 

Rosie Ledet, the "Zydeco Sweetheart," has become one of the more successful artists playing today. Her band, as evidenced by this record, lays down a solid dance groove. Put on "Do That Thing" and try to keep still -- it's a good test of will power. Ledet sings with a solid mixture of innocence and suggestive sexuality, and she has the looks to back it up. She also has a voice that, on some of the slower numbers, can be as suggestive as any other female singer out there today. Give a listen to "More Than I Can Say" (written by Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis), the only one she didn't write on the disc. Her songwriting is becoming better and more straightforward, but let's face it, good story telling in zydeco songs is rather rare. It is Ledet's rich and husky voice that separates her from the rest of the field and when she lets it loose, it can burn up the place. This is a good, solid effort and shows a continuing maturation on her part. It would be wonderful to get a disc from her that concentrated on the fecundity and fruitfulness in her voice. ---allmusic.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Rosie Ledet Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:31:55 +0000
Michael Burks - I'm A Bluesman (2016) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/3946-michael-burks/23340-michael-burks-im-a-bluesman-2016.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/3946-michael-burks/23340-michael-burks-im-a-bluesman-2016.html Michael Burks - I'm A Bluesman (2016)

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1: 	What Are You Doin’ To Me 		
2: 	Home of the Blues 		
3: 	Love Disease 		
4: 	Sara Smile 		
5: 	Broken Wing Woman 		
6: 	I Didn’t Take Your Woman 		
7: 	You Ain’t Slick 		
9: 	My Little Girl 		
10: 	Game Two Can Play 		
11: 	That’s What I Am 		
12: 	Raised Up In Arkansas 

Vocals,Guitar - Michael Burks 
Drums - Lance Womack (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, and 12), Paul 'Heavy' Lee (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Bass - Vernon Allgood (Tracks 1, 3, 9, 10 and 11), Bob Greenlee (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 12)
Keys - Doug Bare 
Rhythm Guitar - Ace Moreland and Warren King
Backup Vocals - Ace Moreland and Warren King (Track 6)

 

Born in Milwaukee in 1957, blues guitarist Michael Burks began learning his instrument at an early age -- inspired by his musical family (his father played bass and often performed alongside harmonica legend Sonny Boy Williamson II, while his grandfather was a Delta-style bluesman from Camden, Arkansas). By the age of five, he was playing along with his father, and picked up a thing or two from his parent's record collection -- his father would often give his young son incentive to learn songs by offering him a dollar for each tune he could successfully figure out from beginning to end (a year later he made his performance debut in front of an audience, when he joined a cousin's band on stage). In the early '70s, Burks' father moved his family to Arkansas, and opened up the Bradley Ferry Country Club (a 300-seat juke joint), as Burks was hired as the leader of the house band, backing numerous blues and R&B greats that played the venue.

By the time the club closed in the mid-'80s, Burks briefly put his love of blues on the back burner, as he supported himself by taking a job as a mechanical technician for Lockheed Martin, although he still managed to play clubs and regional festivals. In 1997, Burks issued his very first album, From the Inside Out, producing the entire record himself, which immediately racked up impressive reviews from several esteemed blues publications (Blues Access raved the debut was "the most impressive indie in recent memory," while Living Blues named it one of "the best debut discs of the year"). In 2001 Burks issued his debut recording for the Alligator label, Make It Rain, produced in Memphis by Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Bruce Iglauer (Albert Collins, Johnny Winter). Two years later, I Smell Smoke was released, followed by Iron Man in 2008, both on Alligator. In the midst of this successful phase of his recording and performing career, Burks collapsed on May 6, 2012 at the Atlanta airport upon returning to the States after a European tour; he could not be revived after being rushed to the hospital. Michael Burks was 54 years old. ---Greg Prato, itunes.apple.com

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The Jeremiah Johnson Band - Blues Heart Attack (2016) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/4449-jeremiah-johnson/23335-the-jeremiah-johnson-band-blues-heart-attack-2016.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/4449-jeremiah-johnson/23335-the-jeremiah-johnson-band-blues-heart-attack-2016.html The Jeremiah Johnson Band - Blues Heart Attack (2016)

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1 	Mind Reader 	
2 	Room Of Fools 	
3 	Flat Line 	
4 	Get In The Middle 	
5 	Summertime 	
6 	Skip That Stone 	
7 	Talk Too Much 	
8 	Sun Shine Through 	
9 	Southern Drawl 	
10 	Everybody Party 	
11 	Here We Go Again 	
12 	It's Been Hard

Jeremiah Johnson (lead guitar and vocals)
Jeff Girardier (bass and backup vocals)
Benet Schaeffer (drums)
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Nathan Hershey (Hammond B3, Wurlitzer, and piano)
Frank Bauer (sax & backing vocals)
Tom “Papa” Ray (harmonica)

 

This three-time Houston Blues Society winner and 2011 St. Louis Blues Society International Blues Challenge winner has laid out a savory new album that he calls the best of the bands past, present and future.

Jeremiah Johnson’s Blues Heart Attack is an all original set of twelve tunes released July 22nd, 2016 on the Conner Ray Music label. The new album was produced by James McIntire and recorded/mixed at the Sawhorse Studios located in the bluesy city of St. Louis where Johnson grew up. The 6th album by the band gets right to the heart of the blues with masterful, soulful guitar and vocals, portrayed in Johnson’s unique style.

Johnson says “I really wanted Blues Heart Attack to be a roller coaster of emotions that reflect the life, heart, and soul of a blue-collar blues man.” We believe he accomplished that, with a list that’s diverse and captivating, throughout. Jeremiah describes Blues Heart Attack as a combination of all his earlier works blending Mississippi blues, southern rock, and country into the overall sound. He says he started writing some of the album’s cuts more than ten years ago, and the rest of Blues Heart Attack evolved in the studio. “Flat Line,” the album’s lyrical title tune, quickly becomes one of those catchy melodies that lingers in your head throughout the day. It’s an engaging original song that we found refreshingly unique.

“Get in the Middle” carries a snappy, upbeat tempo with transitions that reflect the country influence in Johnson’s style. “Southern Drawl” taps into that classic southern rock infusion also found in Johnson’s personal brand. This one is an easy-going tune that brings memories of days gone by, and we enjoyed the track.

Lean back, relax and grab a partner for a slow dance with “Summertime.” “It’s Been Hard” showcases gritty guitar, and delves a little more into the mud, with the perfect amount of distortion dialed in.

We think this one will please the most critical blues fans. It’s one we could listen to over and over. Johnson looms as one of today’s premiere blues artists, making that clear to us with Blues Heart Attack. ---Jed Vaughn, americanbluesscene.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Jeremiah Johnson Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:16:22 +0000