miércoles, 30 de junio de 2010

DVD - Byther Smith - Blues On The Moon

Blues on the Moon
Live at Natural Rhythm Social Club.August 17,2007

The DVD companion to a CD recorded at the same performance, Blues on the Moon: Live at Natural Rhythm Social Club was filmed at an August 17, 2007 performance by Byther Smith at a small club in Chicago. Windy City veteran Smith delivers a set of urgent, funky electric Chicago blues here with a vitality remarkable for a 74-year-old. The video shoot is basic but effective in capturing the ambience of Chicago blues as heard in local venues, before an enthusiastic audience in a South Side club that doesn't seem too much bigger than a couple of living rooms, Smith literally breaking out in sweat by the time his set ends. Also included is a commentary track in which Smith doesn't so much talk about the onscreen action as tell slightly rambling stories of his life and career, covering his Mississippi origins, European tours, and days playing with Chicago blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and Jimmy Reed. The DVD includes a performance of one track, "My Daddy's Mean," not featured on the corresponding CD, as well as some basic comments on the production of the disc near the end of the commentary track by the album's co-producer, Steve Wagner.

1-Judge of Honor
2-If You Love Me
3-Blues on the Moon
4-Give Up My Life for You
5-Hard Times
6-our Mama's Crazy
7-If I Misused Someone
9-So Mean to Me
10-Rock Me Baby
11-My Daddy's Mean
12-Don't Start Me Talkin'

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Byther Smith - I'm A Mad Man

Byther Smith
I'M A Mad Man

Smitty is unequivocally not mellowing with age. This set finds him physically threatening some poor slob in "Get Outta My Way" and generally living up to the boast of the title track. As his profile finally rises, Smith is receiving a little high-profile assistance — Ron Levy produced the set and handles keyboards, while the Memphis Horns add their punchy interjections wherever appropriate.

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martes, 29 de junio de 2010

DVD - Joe Louis Walker - Live at "On Broadway"

DVD - Joe Louis Walker
Live At "On Broadway"
Recorded Live on December 16,1999
Broadway Studios,San Francisco CA

1- Your Lyin'Eyes
2-Runnin' From The Devil
3-In God's Hands
4-Rainy Nights
5-Repay My Love
6-Mile-He Blub

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Andrew "B.B' Odom - Goin'to California

Andrew "B.B" Odom & The Gold Tops
Goin'to California

Andrew Odom Eminently capable of serving up spot-on imitations of both Bobby "Blue" Bland and B.B. King, Andrew Odom was also a man of many interrelated nicknames: Big Voice, B.B., Little B.B., B.B. Junior. Perhaps his chameleonic talents held him back; Odom was a journeyman Chicago singer who recorded relatively sparingly. Like the majority of his peers, Odom started out singing spirituals but fell in with Albert King and Johnny O'Neal on the St. Louis blues scene of the mid-'50s and began plying his trade there. He made an unobtrusive recording debut in 1961, singing "East St. Louis" with the band of one Little Aaron for the highly obscure Marlo imprint. He arrived in Chicago around 1960, hooking up with Earl Hooker as the slide guitar wizard's vocalist. A single for Nation Records in 1967 (as Andre Odom) preceded his debut album for ABC-BluesWay (cut in 1969, it remained in the can for quite a while before the label finally issued it). A guest spot on Jimmy Dawkins's encore Delmark LP, All for Business, was a highlight of the '70s for the singer. He cut his own album for the French Isabel label in 1982 in the company of Magic Slim & the Teardrops (reissued by Evidence in 1993), but it was a 1992 set for Flying Fish, Goin' to California (co-produced by guitarist Steve Freund), that probably captured his considerable vocal charms the best. Odom was a popular attraction on the Windy City circuit right up until the fateful night when he suffered a heart attack while driving from Buddy Guy's Legends to another local blues mecca, the Checkerboard Lounge.

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lunes, 28 de junio de 2010

DVD - Otis Rush - Live Part 1 (1999)

DVD - OTIS RUSH -Live Part 1

Recorded December 26th, 1999 at Broadway Studios, San Francisco, California

The concert

It opens with Mel London's 'I Wonder Why', an instrumental Rush had covered on his 1976 album, 'Right Place, Wrong Time', among others. The band makes their way into the heartening blues melody as Otis strolls onstage, holding his customary cherry red Gibson ES 335. Bob Levis, a fine blues picker himself, does the intro soloing on his Les Paul. Levis then settles into the background as the left-handed picker takes the reigns. Though he's a bit more cautious and refined than in the past, his sweet signature sound is still there, a sound as distinct to any electric blues fan as that of B.B. King or Buddy Guy. The aging bluesman still has the ability to get the crowd going as well.
As I mentioned, the sound is rich and full. The horn section of Willie Henderson (baritone sax), Carl Weathersby (tenor sax), Willie Woods (trombone), and Marvin McFadden (trumpet), known for their work with Huey Lewis and the News, augments the fullness that can be heard on a good surround system. The fine keyboard playing of Marty Sammon is highlighted throughout as well. This is displayed nicely in the next tune, a cover of 'All Your Love (I Miss Loving)'. Lonely Fuller Jr. is on bass and Lester Jordan is the drummer.
The band goes into a semi-slow 'It's My Own Fault'. Rush sings and solos splendidly throughout this nine-minute piece. In fact, though only six songs make up the DVD, each is fairly long, and packed with extraordinary solos and jams one might expect from a blues show featuring a guitarist of Rush's caliber.
The world doesn't really need another cover of 'I Got My Mojo Working', but this version really rocks the joint, and is a tasteful display of the band's musicianship and muscle. Sit-in guitarist, Bobby Murray, adds diversity with his snakeskin colored Strat. The three guitarists take turns soloing, adding a toneful blend of ES-335, Les Paul, and Stratocaster.
Added to the DVD is an assortment of short interviews with the good-natured Rush. He talks of growing up in Mississippi, being a left-handed guitarist, his influences, seeing Muddy Waters, working with Willie Dixon, writing songs, and more.
Not only is the sound quality excellent, but the video is too. After all, it is a DVD, so I can't leave out the sight feature. The best ones have excellent audio and video.
There's an interesting thing about BluesExpress.Com on the DVD. Blues fans should have a look, a look at the online site as well.

The Songs

I Wonder Why
All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
It's My Own Fault
I Can't Quit You Baby
I Got My Mojo Working

The Band

Otis Rush: lead guitar and vocals
Bob Levis: guitar
Marty Sammon: keyboards
Lonely Fuller Jr: bass
Lester Jordan:drums
Willie Henderson: baritone sax
Carl Weathersby: tenor sax
Willie Woods: trombone
Marvin McFadden: trumpet

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Juniors Wells & Buddy Guy - Live in Japan,975
Recorded live at Yubin Chokin Hall,
Hiroshima, Japan on March 9-11, 1975

01. Let Me Love You Baby (4:34)
02. How Blue Can You Get (5:26)
03. High Heel Sneakers (5:22)
04. First Time I Met The Blues (7:05)
05. Stone Crazy (5:25)
06. Fever (3:43)
07. Come On Home To Me Baby (4:37)
08. Little By Little (5:04)
09. Snatch It Back Amd Hold It (4:55)
10. Help Me Darling (4:50)
11. Hoochie Coochie Man & Someday Baby (7:55)
12. Waterman Blues (Instrumental) (5:20)

Junior Wells - Harmonica & Vocals
Buddy Guy - Guitar & Vocals
Phil Guy - Guitar & Vocals
Ernest Johnson - Bass
Roosevelt Shaw- Drums
A.C. Reed - Tenor Sax & Vocals

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domingo, 27 de junio de 2010

Bruce Ewan - Mississippi Saxophone

Bruce Ewan with André Christovam Trio
Mississippi Saxophone

BRUCE EWAN has been a part of the Washington, D.C. blues scene for more than two decades, including the past 13 years leading his own band, THE SOLID SENDERS. Since 1995, Ewan has been part of the international blues scene as well, touring Europe and Latin America to great acclaim.In the United States, Ewan has shared the stage with artists like John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Carey Bell and Bobby Radcliff; recorded with Big Joe & the Dynaflows and performed in venues from New York to Florida, including stints at the Blue Note in New York City and Fleetwoods, Twist & Shout, the Cellar Door and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 1996, Ewan played top clubs and concert halls in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Salvador Bahia. His Brazilian appearances were the subject of a feature on Globo TV network news. He capped his Brazilian experience by recording a CD "Mississippi Saxophone" (released on the Movieplay do Brasil label) , on which he is backed by noted Brazilian guitarist Andre Christovam and his trio. In 1998 and 1999 Ewan made triumphant return tours of Brazil and also began performing in Spain and Portugal, backed by Southern Europe's top blues group, "The Blues Machine."

1. Koo Zow Stomp
2. Eyesight to The Blind
3. Black Night
4. Checkin' On My Baby
5. Shake Your Boogie
6. I Wish You Would
7. My Love is Here o Stay
8. San-ho-zay
9. Mean Old Train
10. Money, Marbles & Chalk
11. I Got to Go
12. Pretty Baby
13. Tough Times
14. Chitlin' Con Carne (Instrumental

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sábado, 26 de junio de 2010

DVD - New Guitar Summit

DVD - New Guitar Summit

Live at the Stoneham Theatre

Jay Geils,Duke Robillard,Gerry Beaudoin

Swing is the thing with this concert featuring Jay Geils, Duke Robillard and Gerry Beaudoin on stage, seated in a row, interacting and soloing on their hollow body amplified guitars. With acoustic bass and drums providing a rhythmic foundation and contributing additional solo work, the performance offers plenty of variety.
All three guitarists contribute eloquent solo work. Geils prefers a hard, driving edge in his interpretations, while Robillard enjoys the cool swing spirit, and Beaudoin employs a conversational style that emphasizes harmony.
As the three guitarists trade fours, you can feel their musical conversation taking hold. They're loose, relaxed, and completely at ease. Songs from the Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton Swing Era give them plenty of comfort. The also delve into the blues, reaching out with the kind of feeling that the music dictates.
The camera work for this concert concentrates on close-ups and group shots from straight ahead angles. There are exceptions for variety, of course, and all of the camera work provides crystal clear imagery.
The high point of the concert comes on a traditional blues. Robillard plays and sings "Lonely Boy Blues while the others contribute warm accompaniment all around him in a circle. The feelings are genuine, the music is fresh, and tradition is served.

1. Broadway
2. Swing With Dr. Jake
3. Ain't Nobody's Business
4. Glide On
5. Seven Comes Eleven
6. Lonely Boy Blues
7. Flying Home

John Turner - Bass (Acoustic)
Gordon Grottenthalr - Drums
Gerry Beaudoin - Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Vocals
J. Geils -Guitar (Electric)
Duke Robillard - Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals.

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Joe Houston - The Blues & Nothin' Else

Joe Houston
The Blues & Nothin' Else

Of all the honkers who worked the table tops out on the West Coast, one of the very best was "Big" Joe Houston. Able to jump from big band to small combo blues and R&B with consummate ease, Houston was one of the first to test the waters of the newly emerging style that would become known as rock & roll. Cutting one brilliant single after another for a variety of labels — and seeing his early work among the first to be anthologized on a myriad of budget label albums — Houston was the California version of the tenor men who honked and walked the bars in the Big Apple, often outdoing his New York contemporaries with sides of fervent blasting that could not be denied. Fortunately for us, that fervent blasting is alive and well and beating right alongside Houston's big heart on this, his first new album in a good number of years. The most notable fact is that Houston is singing on everything, relegating his tenor work to no more than a couple of choruses on each tune, framing it in proper perspective as another soloist in the very rockin' band that backs him here. The really good news is that Houston's voice is every bit as rough-hewn as his sax playing, making you wonder why it took this long to get it properly documented on record. The final track lets you know that the man still has it and really isn't rationing anything; the set closer, "Full of Misery," is eight-minutes-and-twenty-five seconds of Houston making a rarely heard appearance on alto sax, playing the blues all by his lonesome, and making it sound oh so sweet.

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Floyd McDaniel - Let Your Hair Down!

Floyd McDaniel & The Blues Swingers
Let Your Hair Down

Floyd McDaniel was 78 when, in 1994, he recorded Let Your Hair Down! for the Chicago-based Delmark. Through the years, the singer/guitarist had been the type of artist who had one foot in pre-bebop jazz and one in urban blues—and that approach continues to serve him nicely on this CD. McDaniel's credentials as a jump blues shouter are illustrated by inspired versions of Louis Jordan's "Caldonia," T-Bone Walker's "Blue Mood" and Roy Milton's "R.M. Blues," while his talents as a jazz singer are evident on Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean That Thing" and Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child." On this album, McDaniel leads a cohesive, swinging octet known as the Blues Swingers, which consists of a hard-swinging rhythm section and four horn players, including trumpeter Mike McLaughlin, tenor saxophonist Dave Clark, alto saxophonist Paul Mundy and baritone saxophonist/clarinetist Martin "Van" Kelly. Let Your Hair Down! would be among McDaniel's last recordings; the veteran artist died the following year.

1. Raggedy Ride
2. Blue Mood
3. Mary Jo
4. Strange Things Happening
5. It Don't Mean A Thing
6. I Want A Little Girl
7. St. Louis Blues
8. God Bless The Child
9. Sent For You Yesterday
10. R.M. Blues
11. Christopher Columbus
12. West Side Baby
13. Beale Street Baby
14. Let Your Hair Down
15. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
16. Why's Life Got To Be This Way
17. Caldonia

viernes, 25 de junio de 2010

Big Jack Johnson - We Got To Stop This Killin'

Big Jack Johnson and The Oilers
We Got To Stop This Killin'

1-We Got to Stop This Killin'
2-Hummin' Blues
3-Breakdown Blues
4-It's the Fourth of July
5-Lonesome Road
6-No Good Cow
7-Cracklin' Bread
8-Sweet Home Mississippi
9-Black Rooster
10-Big Foot Woman

Since many modern blues musicians are loath to break away from the norm, Big Jack Johnson can come as a shock. Johnson is determined to keep the blues a vital, living form, so he doesn't simply spit out the old standards again — he writes new songs about modern times, whether it's social commentary or love songs. Not only are his subjects fresh, but he makes sure that his music is fresh too, bringing funk and soul influences to his electrified Delta blues. In short, it fulfills the promise of Daddy, When Is Mama Coming Home by keeping its ambition and adding the grit of Oil Man

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