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 Sun, 28 May 2017 18:28:23 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Gregg Allman Band ‎– I'm No Angel (1987) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/2656-gregg-allman/21680-gregg-allman-band--im-no-angel-1987.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/2656-gregg-allman/21680-gregg-allman-band--im-no-angel-1987.html Gregg Allman Band ‎– I'm No Angel (1987)

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A1 	I'm No Angel 	
A2 	Anything Goes 	
A3 	Evidence Of Love 	
A4 	Yours For The Asking 	
A5 	Things That Might Have Been 	
B1 	Can't Keep Running 	
B2 	Faces Without Names 	
B3 	Lead Me On 	
B4 	Don't Want You No More 	
B5 	It's Not My Cross To Bear

Bass – Bruce Waibel
Drums – David "Frankie" Toler
Guitar – Dan Toler
Keyboards – Tim Heding
Percussion – Chaz Trippy
Vocals, Guitar, Organ – Gregg Allman

 

Nearly ten years separate Gregg Allman's third and fourth solo albums (not counting Allman & Woman), which is quite a long stretch by anyone's standards. Of course, there were a number of reasons why Allman didn't release an album between 1977's Playin' Up a Storm and 1986's I'm No Angel -- various substance addictions, bad marriage, disappearing bands. By 1986, he had pulled it all together and crafted I'm No Angel, an album designed to be a comeback. After all, the title track alone was a statement of purpose, a declaration of his bad-boy ways. Since this album was released in the midst of the Reagan era, it's not only a little musically tame -- slick surfaces and keyboards dominate -- but the attitude is a little lax, too. On the title track, a song that justifiably became one of his signature tunes, the lyrics say "darn" instead of "damn," which is a little tame for someone like Allman. Still, what matters is the tune, and it's a corker -- so much so that it overshadows many of the other cuts on the record. However, I'm No Angel is, by and large, a solid and thoroughly enjoyable set of songs. The main problem is the production, which is a bit too much of its time. However, that's an easy flaw to overlook, especially for hardcore fans, because Allman rarely delivered a solo album as solid as this. ---Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic Review

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Howlin' Wolf - The Complete RPM & Chess Singles As & Bs - 1951-1962 (2014) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/837-howlinwolf/21675-howlin-wolf-the-complete-rpm-a-chess-singles-as-a-bs-1951-1962-2014.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/837-howlinwolf/21675-howlin-wolf-the-complete-rpm-a-chess-singles-as-a-bs-1951-1962-2014.html Howlin' Wolf - The Complete RPM & Chess Singles As & Bs - 1951-1962 (2014)

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CD 1
1. Riding In The Moonlight
2. Morning At Midnight
3. Passing By Blues
4. Crying At Daybreak
5. Moanin ‘At Midnight
6. How Many More Years
7. My Baby Stole Off
8. I Want Your Picture
9. Wolf Is At Your Door
10. Howlin ‘Wolf Boogie
11. Getting Old And Grey
12. Mr Highway Man
13. Saddle My Pony
14. Worried All The Time
15. Oh, Red
16. My Last Affair
17. All Night Boogie
18. I Love My Baby
19. No Place To Go
20. Rockin ‘Daddy
21. Baby How Long
22. Evil Is Going On
23. I’ll Be Around
24. Forty-Four
25. Who Will Be Next
26. I Have A Little Girl

CD 2
1. Come To Me Baby
2. Do not Mess With My Baby
3. Smokestack Lightning
4. You Can not Be Beat
5. I Asked For Water
6. So Glad
7. Goin ‘Back Home
8. My Life
9. Somebody In My Home
10. Nature
11. Poor Boy
12. Sittin ‘On Top Of The World
13. I Did not Know
14. Moaning For My Baby
15. I’m Leaving You
16. Change My Way
17. Howlin ‘Blues
18. I Better Go Now
19. I’ve Been Abused
20. Mister Airplane Man
21. You Gonna Wreck My Life
22. The Natchez Burning
23. Who’s Been Talking
24. Tell Me
25. Spoonful
26. Howlin ‘For My Baby
27. Wang Dang Doodle

CD 3
1. Back Door Man
2. Little Baby
3. Down In The Bottom
4. Shake For Me
5. The Red Rooster
6. You’ll Be Mine
7. Goin ‘Down Slow
8. Just Like I Treat You
9. I Is not Superstious
10. Mama’s Baby
11. Do The Do
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12. Keep What You Got
13. California Blues
14. California Boogie
15. My Troubles And Me
16. Worried About My Baby
17. Brown Skin Woman
18. House Rockin ‘Boogie
19. Driving This Highway
20. The Sun Is Rising
21. Stealing My Clothes
22. I’m The Wolf
23. Highway My Friend
24. Hold Your Money
25. Stay Here Till My Baby Comes Back
26. Crazy About You Baby
27. Streamline Woman

Jerome Arnold 	Bass
Fred Below 	Drums
Junior Blackman 	Drums
J.T. Brown 	Sax (Tenor)
Lee Cooper 	Guitar
Willie Dixon 	Bass, Composer, Drums
Adolph Duncan 	Sax (Tenor)
Alfred Elkins 	Bass
Henry Gray 	Piano
Howlin' Wolf 	Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Primary Artist, Sax (Tenor), Vocals
L.C. Hubert 	Piano
Willie Johnson 	Bass, Drums, Guitar
Johnny Jones 	Piano
Hosea Lee Kennard 	Piano
Sam Lay 	Drums
S.P. Leary 	Drums
Abb Locke 	Sax (Tenor)
L.D. McGhee 	Guitar
Calvin Newborn 	Guitar
Earl Phillips 	Drums
Freddy Robinson 	Guitar
Jimmy Rogers 	Guitar
Walter Smith 	Trombone
Abraham Smothers 	Guitar
Otis Smokey Smothers 	Guitar
Otis Spann 	Piano
Willie Steel 	Drums
Hubert Sumlin 	Guitar
Charles Taylor 	Sax (Tenor)
Ike Turner 	Piano
Albert Williams 	Piano
Jody Williams 	Guitar 

 

With his larger-than-life persona, roaring vocals, and the raw, skittering guitar lines of Hubert Sumlin behind him, Howlin’ Wolf turned out dozens of stellar Chicago blues singles for RPM and Chess Records between 1951 and 1962, including “Smokestack Lightnin’,” "Spoonful," "Red Rooster," and the magnificent “Killing Floor,” among many others. All of these, along with his other classic and essential singles (both A- and B-sides) from the first decade of his career, are collected here in this expansive, three-disc, 80-track set, which also includes several sides recorded at sessions during this period but never released. ---Steve Leggett, AllMusic Review

 

Chester Burnett, better known as Howlin' Wolf, was one of the most important and influential figures in Chicago Blues through the 1950s, and along with Muddy Waters helped to establish the electric blues style that laid the foundations for rock music in subsequent decades. With his imposing physical presence and loud, almost fearsome voice, he was a powerful and impressive performer, who wrote and popularised songs which have become classic standards of the genre, like ""Spoonful"", ""Smokestack Lightning"", ""Killing Floor"" and ""Red Rooster"", which became fixtures in the repertoire of bands like The Rolling Stones, who very much championed his cause and widened his reputation in the latter years of his career. This collection brings together both sides of all the singles he released through the RPM and Chess labels during the first hugely important decade of his career, along with bonus tracks comprising recordings made at sessions during this period which were not released as singles at the time. It's a great-value 80-track 3-CD set, which showcases one of the major personalities of the blues. ---Editorial Reviews, amazon.com

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Memphis Slim ‎– Alone With My Friends (1961) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/875-memphisslim/21670-memphis-slim--alone-with-my-friends-1961.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/875-memphisslim/21670-memphis-slim--alone-with-my-friends-1961.html Memphis Slim ‎– Alone With My Friends (1961)

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1 	Highway 51 Blues     (Featuring – Curtis Jones)	4:15
2 	I Feel So Good    (Featuring – Big Bill Broonzy)	2:45
3 	Rock Me, Momma    (Featuring – Big Bill Broonzy)	3:50
4 	Goin' Down Slow    (Featuring – St. Louis Jimmy)	3:40
5 	Sittin' On Top Of The World    (Featuring – Georgia Tom, Tampa Red)	3:40
6 	Sunnyland Train 	3:55
7 	Goin' Down To The River    (Featuring – Blind Lemon Jefferson)	3:00
8 	I Just Want To Make Love To You    (Featuring – Willie Dixon)	3:55
9 	I Can Hear My Name A-Ringin'    (Featuring – Sonny Boy Williamson)	4:00
10 	Going Back To My Plow    (Featuring – Big Bill Broonzy)	4:45

Memphis Slim - Piano, Vocals

 

Memphis Slim devoted all but one of the ten songs on this April 1961 session to covers of some of his favorite songwriters. He's only accompanied by his own piano playing as he provides serviceable, laidback interpretations of numbers by Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson, and others, as well as his own "Sunnyland Train." Not the first or last place to check out Slim on record. ---Richie Unterberger, AllMusic Review

 

This album was recorded in London at the end of a European tour in which Memphis Slim performed these "blues roots" songs live. As such, it is an interesting exploration of the evolving piano styles during the blues migration from the Mississippi Delta to Sweet Home Chicago and a great resource for traditional piano blues licks. Slim's singing, however, lacks energy. I did not jump to my feet once while listing to this album. All Kinds Of Blues is a much better showcase of Memphis Slim's solo piano talents from the same period. ---Delta Dave, amazon.com

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Raful Neal ‎– Louisiana Legend (1990) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5764-raful-neal/21664-raful-neal--louisiana-legend-1990.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5764-raful-neal/21664-raful-neal--louisiana-legend-1990.html Raful Neal ‎– Louisiana Legend (1990)

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01. Luberta (2:57)
02. Steal Away (4:13)
03. Blues On The Moon (2:56)
04. Down And Out (4:31)
05. You Don't Love Me (3:16)
06. No Cuttin' Loose (3:15)
07. Been So Long (4:33)
08. Late In The Evening (2:29)
09. Honest I Do (2:59)
10. Let's Work Together (2:40)

Bass, Saxophone – Bob Greenlee
Drums – Denny Best, Jim Payne, Scott Corwin
Guitar – Bryan Bassett, Ernie Lancaster
Harmonica, Vocals – Raful Neal
Keyboards – Barry Rupp, Red Simpson
Lead Guitar – Kenny Neal
Saxophone – Noble Watts
Trombone – Jon Paltishall
Trumpet – Bruce Staelens

 

Kenny Neal's dad Raful is a longtime Baton Rouge swamp blues stalwart whose own discography is way sparser than it should be. This album, first out on Bob Greenlee's King Snake logo, is an atmospheric indication of what the elder Neal can do with a harmonica, mixing covers ("Steal Away," "Honest I Do," "No Cuttin' Loose") with spicy originals. ---Bill Dahl, AllMusic Review

 

Raful Neal was one of the key architects of the Baton Rouge blues and R&B sound, with a career that spanned six decades. With his relaxed vocal style and piercing, behind-the-beat harmonica, he won a devoted following on the South Louisiana scene and became an icon on the international blues scene.

Raful Neal was born on June 6, 1936 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and his sister Cora lost both parents early in life. They grew up with an aunt and uncle on a tenant farm in Chamberlin, a small town outside of Baton Rouge, where they cut cane and picked cotton.

Neal began playing harmonica at age 14. At age 17, he formed his first band, The Clouds, which originally included Lester Johnson (later known as Lazy Lester) on guitar. Lester was later replaced by a very young guitarist named Buddy Guy. The band played Baton Rouge clubs and local parties and gradually established a large regional following. At the age of 22, Raful was popular enough to be signed by the giant Houston-based R&B label, Peacock Records, and cut his first single, “Sunny Side Of Love.” Through the 1960s he recorded for various Louisiana labels, including La Louisiane and Whit, cutting local hits that never quite broke nationally.

After hearing Neal in Baton Rouge, Little Walter was so impressed that he invited Neal to come to Chicago and play local gigs in his place when he was on tour. Neal turned him down, as he had just gotten married and settled down with his new wife. But his harmonica playing was so strong that he won the nickname of "The Little Walter of Louisiana."

While regionally popular, Neal didn't find an audience outside of Louisiana until 1987, when his version of “Man, Watch Your Woman” came out on the Fantastic label. The song was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the "Blues Single of the Year" category. Neal's first full album, Louisiana Legend, was released on King Snake and later reissued on Alligator in 1990. In 1991, Neal recorded I Been Mistreated for Ichiban Records and, in 1998, Old Friends for Club Louisianne.

Nine of Neal's 11 children inherited his blues-playing prowess and play professionally, including acclaimed guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Kenny Neal, who played on Louisiana Legend, and Raful Neal, Jr., who plays guitar with Bobby “Blue” Bland.

Raful Neal was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 1995. He continued to play locally on a regular basis and perform festival dates all over the world until his death on Sept. 1, 2004. Today he is venerated as one of the true greats of the Louisiana blues scene. ---alligator.com

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Tinariwen - Elwan (2017) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/3564-tinariwen/21659-tinariwen-elwan-2017.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/3564-tinariwen/21659-tinariwen-elwan-2017.html Tinariwen - Elwan (2017)

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1 	Tiwàyyen 	
2 	Sastanàqqàm 	
3 	Nizzagh Ijbal 	
4 	Hayati 	
5 	Ittus 	
6 	Ténéré Tàqqàl 	
7 	Imidiwàn N-àkall-In 	
8 	Talyat 	
9 	Assàwt 	
10 	Arhegh Ad Annàgh 	
11 	Nànnuflày

Bass, Electric Guitar – Eyadou Ag Leche
Electric Guitar – Iyad Moussa Ben Abderahmane
Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals – Ibrahim Ag Alhabib
You-you – Mina Wallet Oumar
Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals – Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni
Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals – Alhassane Ag Touhami
Backing Vocals – Abdelkader Ourzig, Abdoul Wahab Cheich, Haibdallah Akhamouk (Imarhan), 
 Hicham Bouhasse, M'bark Bellal, Melghaynine Sifori (The Kids From M'Hamid),
 Said Laghferi, Tahar Khaldi 
Backing Vocals, Handclaps – Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, Alhassane Ag Touhami, Eyadou Ag Leche
Cigarbox Guitar – Alain Johannes
Djembe, Calabash, Backing Vocals, Handclaps – Said Ag Ayad
Electric Guitar – Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeney 
Guitar, Backing Vocals, Handclaps – Elaga Ag Hamid
Tambours, Percussion – The Gangas De Tagounite 
Vocals – Mark Lanegan 

 

Decades of cultural displacement, political unrest, and even a kidnapping have somehow failed to dim the spirit of Tinariwen, the long-tenured Saharan desert blues outfit from Northern Mali. Over 30 years into their career and with six albums to their credit, the Tuareg band has maintained a global presence and garnered widespread critical acclaim for its distinctive sound fusing West African assouf traditions with a potent multi-guitar attack. For their seventh album, Elwan, Tinariwen reunited with producer Patrick Votan, who also helmed 2014's dramatic Emmaar. Just prior to Emmaar, the band was exiled from Mali, fleeing from the militant Islamist regime Ansar Dine, who denounced popular music as "Satan's music." With their homeland still in conflict, this album marks the second time the embattled musicians were unable to record on native soil. Captured in France, Morocco, and California, Elwan is a work of subtle power, relying less on the atmospheric grace of its predecessors and focusing on the distilled, fine-tuned engine of Tinariwen's percussive core. Overall, the album's production is more immediate and, with its tasteful contingent of rock-oriented guests like Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan, Alain Johannes, and Matt Sweeney, the arrangements still remain spare and effective. On the slowly unfurling "Ténéré Tàqqàl," gently snaking riffs belie the tension of the lyrics, which make reference to uprisings, both human and animal. On "Imidiwàn N-Àkall-In," a track full of quietly roiling tension, bandleader Ibrahim Ag Alhabib sings "My own people have abandoned their ancestral ways, all that's left is a groaning land full of old people and children." While there is certainly bitterness throughout Elwan's 13 tracks, there is hope, love, and motivation, too. On the dreamy "Nànnuflày," a spray of smoothly interlocking guitar riffs build as Alhabib and the group deliver a call-and-response to which guest vocalist Lanegan replies "No sleepwalking, don't keep me apart, I'm through sleepwalking, God be in my heart." Exiles, explorers, and seekers of inner truth, Tinariwen once again deliver a vital and engaging album. ---Timothy Monger, AllMusic Review

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Miraculous Mule - Two Tonne Testimony (2017) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5760-miraculous-mule/21654-miraculous-mule-two-tonne-testimony-2017.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5760-miraculous-mule/21654-miraculous-mule-two-tonne-testimony-2017.html Miraculous Mule - Two Tonne Testimony (2017)

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01. Holy Fever 05:35
02. Shave 'Em Dry 03:32
03. Sound Of The Summer 04:08
04. Where Monsters Lead 04:29
05. Daddy Grace 04:48
06. Two Tonne Testimony 04:27
07. They Cut We Bleed 04:43
08. The Fear 02:49
09. We Know About Cha 02:03
10. Blues Uzi (Reprisal) 06:55

Michael J. Sheehy - Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Loops, Vocals
Patrick McCarthy - Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Percussion, Loops, Vocals 
Ian Burns - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

 

It’s only because the bands from ZZ Top to Motorhead to Rush to all the others keep proving MV’s theory correct that it becomes a truism – but the three-piece band is just right. And brother, when it’s a three-piece primal blues band it is just about perfect.

Of course, when that three-piece primal blues band has this as a couplet in the title track of their new album; “so I joined a religious cult, figured I could get some kicks. They shaved my head and when I looked in the mirror, I bore the mark of 666” then pretty much we’d sell our soul to get in a rancid transit van and follow them on tour.

Nevertheless that line is on “Two Tonne Testimony” and Miraculous Mule are the best primal blues band out of errrm, well North London.

Essentially, it’s like this. If the blues started when Robert Johnson went to the crossroads and did a deal with the Devil, then for its continuation, these three, Singer Michael J Sheehy, brother Patrick McCarthy on bass and Ian Burns on drums, decided to go back to those crossroads, punch Beelzebub in the face, kick him a few times when he’s on the ground and reclaim the prize.

Like some dirty line between The Bonnevilles and Jim Jones Revue, MM get down to the job of leading their misfit congregation on “Holy Fever” (sample line “she’s only happy when she’s on her knees, but she loves Jesus more than she loves me” and carry on with the swinging, groove filled and pretty much filthy “Shave ‘Em Dry” which is what Rival Sons would sound like if they stopped being mystical and trying to be The Doors.

“Sound Of Summer” adds a funky side, but just like some bored housewife posing for Readers Wives photos, there’s something seedy here which occasionally reveals itself, “while the city burns and cool kids bleed” offers one of its key lines.

And after “Where Monsters Lead” has taken the rise of the far-right to task, “Daddy Grace” is a return to the rabble-rousing fire and brimstone stuff that these boys do so well. In fact, to be truthful, there’s nothing these boys don’t do well.

“They Cut We Bleed” has a mighty riff and bigger intentions, “The Fear” is a walk down some soulful side street, but one that probably has a mugger down the end with a flick knife ready to take all your worldly possessions.

As record heads for home, it does so with “We Know All About Cha”, which manages to play the blues like you would if you’d listened to Motorhead for three days straight, then it manages to head down to the swamps of the southern delta for “Blues Uzi (The Reprise)” which is slower, more deliberate and – even for this record – more unsettling. Think Clutch circa “Electric Worry” and you ain’t too far away from the mark.

Blues? Yeah it is. But not as you know it. It’s heavy, funny, dark and original. And it kicks like a mule. Plus, it’s brilliant. Did we mention that? Get ready to testify. ---Andy Thorley, maximumvolumemusic.com

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Bridget Kelly Band - Outta the Blues (2016) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5357-bridget-kelly/21649-bridget-kelly-band-outta-the-blues-2016.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5357-bridget-kelly/21649-bridget-kelly-band-outta-the-blues-2016.html Bridget Kelly Band - Outta the Blues (2016)

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01. Gonna Stay Here (3:39)
02. Spellbound (5:16)
03. If You See My Baby (5:21)
04. Sweet River Blues (4:21)
05. Baltimore Woes (6:47)
06. Dancin' with the Blues (6:02)
07. Dangerous Man (4:31)
08. Up and Gone /Smokestack Lightning (4:32)
09. Lonely Night in June (4:27)
10. When the Nighttime Comes (5:45)
11. Hard Times in the City (3:59)
12. Someone's Hoodooin' Me (4:45)
13. Double Crossed (4:37)
14. Rocket to the Moon (4:29)

Bridget Kelly - vocals
Tim Fik - guitar, vocals
Mark Armbrecht - bass
Alex Klausner - drums

 

In 2014 I reviewed The Bridget Kelly Band’s previous CD Forever In Blues and complimented the band on an entirely original set of blues with excellent guitar, good production values and clearly sung lyrics. Exactly the same comments apply to the latest addition to the catalogue as Bridget on vocals, husband Tim Fik on guitar and occasional vocals are joined by a new rhythm section of Alex Klausner on drums and Mark Ambrecht on bass.

Hailing from Gainesville, Florida, the band has produced a solid set of original music, avoiding the frequent trap of making a rock album with hints of blues: this CD has plenty of genuine blues, witness the opening brace of “Gonna Stay Here” which has plenty of overdubbed slide and “Spellbound”, a classic slow blues with some sweet guitar from Tim. The band goes for some latin rhythms and Santanaesque guitar leads on “If You See My Baby” and although Bridget’s voice is less well suited to the higher register that the song demands, musically this is a definite winner. Time then for a shuffle and “Sweet River Blues” provides a bright tune and a solid vocal from Bridget, a song that sounds instantly familiar though it is another original. The slow-burning “Baltimore Woes” is the longest track here and opens with elegant acoustic guitar as Bridget sings of “fighting for glory, for the ones who do not care”, the song gradually building in intensity as bass, drums and layers of electric guitars add to the underlying tune.

After two rockier tracks the band uses the core riff of Howling Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning” as the base for their own lyrics on “Up And Gone”, a device that works well as Bridget sings her lyrics and even uses a touch of Wolf’s signature howl as Tim adds some great slide work. The band pays appropriate homage to the original tune in the liner notes. A gentle ballad “Lonely Night In June” shows another side to the band and acts as a good interlude before the intense guitar intro to “When The Night Time Comes” which Tim sings in a gruff but serviceable voice. The fast-paced “Hard Times In The City” has plenty of good guitar work in support of Bridget’s vocal about the underbelly of the city before “Someone’s Hoodooin’ Me” presents a more standard blues ‘chug’ with a grittier vocal from Bridget that fits the song perfectly.

Once again the band has come up with a full album of originals and deserves credit for that. Plenty of real blues here and some fine playing – worth a listen. ---bluesblastmagazine.com

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Miraculous Mule - Deep Fried (2013) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5760-miraculous-mule/21644-miraculous-mule-deep-fried-2013.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5760-miraculous-mule/21644-miraculous-mule-deep-fried-2013.html Miraculous Mule - Deep Fried (2013)

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1 	Run On 	
2 	Satisfied 	
3 	Dangerous Blues 	
4 	Evil On My Mind 	
5 	Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Crying 	
6 	Early In The Mornin' 	
7 	Bal' Headed Woman 	
8 	Country Circuit Preacher 	
9 	I'm A Soldier 	
10 	Prettiest Train

Patrick McCarthy - Bass, Lap Steel Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Percussion, Loops, Vocals 
Ian Burns - Drums, Percussion, Vocals 
Michael J. Sheehy - Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Loops, Vocals 

 

This is absolutely what I have been seeking out for a very longtime, a non generic, meaningful and ballsy take on Southern American Music of the 20th century. I have listened from start to finish on repeat several times and I am far from getting tired of it, it's a real gem of a record and recommend this to all if you can't find something you like on this record then you may be dead, go see your doctor. --- Peace n Harmony, amazon.com

 

Miraculous Mule was formed in 2011, with Michael Sheehy on guitar, his brother Patrick on bass and their childhood friend Ian Burns on drums. Growing up in London to Irish Catholic parents, Michael and Patrick set out to make music, not fame and fortune, but music from the soul. Michael previously fronted cult band Dream City Film Club and released no fewer than five solo albums. As a band, their first release Deep Fried from 2013 met rave reviews, but now is the time for the eagerly-awaited follow up. --- moshville.co.uk

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Miraculous Mule Sun, 21 May 2017 14:37:30 +0000
John Brim ‎– Ice Cream Man (1994) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5758-john-brim/21639-john-brim--ice-cream-man-1994.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5758-john-brim/21639-john-brim--ice-cream-man-1994.html John Brim ‎– Ice Cream Man (1994)

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1 	Ice Cream Man 	3:00
2 	Jump With Me 	4:03
3 	Lonesome Man Blues 	3:40
4 	Tough Times 	3:09
5 	Wake Up America 	3:32
6 	This Old Hangover 	2:44
7 	Old Time Boogie 	3:06
8 	Be Careful 	3:08
9 	Standin' Around Cryin'	4:13
10 	Messin' Around 	3:50
11 	Can't Hold Out Much Longer	3:20
12 	I Wonder Why 	3:44
13 	Goin' Down Slow	4:50

John Brim (Guitar, Vocals)
Bob Margolin (Guitar)
Jerry Portnoy (Harmonica)
Tom Brill (Bass, Harmonica)
Anthony Geraci (Piano)
Wes Johnson (Drums)
Michael Ward (Bass)
Tino Barker (Sax Baritone)
Gordon "Sax" Beadle, T. David Cunningham (Sax Tenor)

 

Brim's vocals don't quite possess the same snap, crackle, and pop that they did in the mid-'50s, but thanks to a savvy song selection and sympathetic backing by the likes of guitarist Bob Margolin and harpist Jerry Portnoy, Brim's comeback album is a generally successful project. ---Bill Dahl, AllMusic Review

 

John Brim made several classic Chicago blues recordings in the 1950s, and he occasionally has surfaced over the past four decades. He guested on Bob Margolin’s recent Alligator album and Margolin has helped Brim with this, his first ever full album.

Margolin is joined by harmonica player Jerry Portnoy and others to help Brim reprise three of his Parrot/Chess recordings, Tough Times, Ice Cream Man and Be Careful. Margolin’s presence is major a factor in why this captures much of the feel of Brim’s fifties recordings on these three, on Brim’s originals (the topical Wake Up America) and versions of Muddy Water’s Standin’ Around Cryin’ (with splendid Margolin slide) and Little Walter’s Can’t Hold Out Much Longer. Brim, like Jimmy Rogers, sings in a cleanly articulated, relaxed manner.

While he may sound a tad rusty four decades older, he still sings with a warm, relaxed honesty. Margolin’s dedication to perpetuating the classic Chicago blues sound makes this a solid session of interest to any with an interest in Chicago blues. ---inabluemood.blogspot.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) John Brim Sat, 20 May 2017 14:16:47 +0000
Bridget Kelly Band - Back in the Blues (2013) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5357-bridget-kelly/21634-bridget-kelly-band-back-in-the-blues-2013.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/5357-bridget-kelly/21634-bridget-kelly-band-back-in-the-blues-2013.html Bridget Kelly Band - Back in the Blues (2013)

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01. Why I Sing the Blues (4:38)
02. Windchase Blues (4:40)
03. Mr. Blues (6:36)
04. Cold Stone Treatment (5:15)
05. Lets Talk About Love (4:15)
06. To Die for Love (5:33)
07. Nuthin' Left (4:13)
08. Texas Tea (4:22)
09. Nine After Midnight (3:43)
10. Blue Cadillac (3:09)
11. Bring My Baby Back (6:46)
12. Without Your Love (3:49)
13. All Dressed Up (4:49)
14. Sad River (6:15)
15. Rockin' the Blues (4:59)

Bridget Kelly – vocals
Tim Fik - guitar and vocals
Mike Hamm – bass
Michael Barady - drums

 

Bridget Kelly Band is a high-energy electric blues band that rocks the house with their original blend of hot smokin' blues. Their new CD “Back in the Blues”, release March of 2013, contains a wide variety of blues songs couched in styles that range from Chicago Blues to Texas Blues. In live shows, the group also performs music of artists like B.B. King, T. Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Bernard Allison, the Allman Brothers, and Bonnie Raitt. The band’s original compositions have been featured on WXJZ Smooth Jazz in Gainesville (on DJ Qquincy’s Blues Show), and the group enjoys playing various music venues, clubs, and festivals across North and Central Florida. Members of the group hail from Gainesville and Palatka, Florida. ---cdbaby.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Bridget Kelly Fri, 19 May 2017 14:49:47 +0000