martes, 30 de noviembre de 2010

DVD - John Lee Hooker - Come And See About Me

Come And See About Me

Come and See About Me: The Definitive DVD, the first DVD release from the John Lee Hooker Estate, is exactly what it says it is -- definitive. Along with being a tremendous primer for the novice Come and See About Me is also an extraordinary two-hours-plus of documentary footage for the fans. Highlights are a roaring Santana giving John Lee the opportunity to take center-stage on "The Healer" from 1990 and a tremendous "Boogie Chillen" recorded in 1989 with Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. Along the way there are performances with Foghat, Bonnie Raitt and a reverent moment with Van Morrison on "Baby Please Don't Go." The material comes from a variety of sources, but it is smoothly edited and very well paced with interview footage from daughter Zakiya Hooker, John Lee himself, as well as thoughtful commentary from Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, John Hammond and others. There's some nice bonus material including an extensive scrolling discography, additional interview footage from Hooker and his daughter, and a beautiful black and white six-page booklet that comes with the disc. Audio heard behind the discography and menu is the title track of this DVD, "Come and See About Me," from the lost 1949 tapes Jack O' Diamonds, a CD issued simultaneously with this package.


• Baby Please Don't Go (1992, featuring Van Morrison)
• Maudie (1960)
• Hobo Blues (1965)
• It Serves Me Right to Suffer (1969)
• Crawlin' Kingsnake (1978, featuring Foghat)
• The Boogie (1980)
• Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive (1981)
• Worried Life Blues (1981)
• Too Many Women (1984)
• Boom Boom (1984)
• I'm Bad Like Jesse James (1986)
• I'm In the Mood (1990, featuring Bonnie Raitt)
• Bottle Up and Go (1991)
• Tupelo Blues (1993)
• Hobo Blues (1990, featuring Ry Cooder)
• The Healer (1990, featuring Carlos Santana)
• Boogie Chillen (1989, featuring Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones)
• I Need Love So Bad (1994)

Etta James - Live From San Francisco

Live From San francisco

Recorded live at the Boarding House, San Francisco, California in March, 1981

Commercially, the 1970s weren't nearly as kind to Etta James as the 1950s and '60s had been. The sleekness that characterized Northern "uptown" soul and disco didn't appeal to the big-voiced belter, who stuck to her guns and continued to embrace the type of gritty, hard-hitting Southern soul and down-home blues that had earned her so devoted a following. Though absent from Black radio playlists, she had no problem attracting enthusiastic live audiences. At 41, James sounds like she's very much in her prime on this live recording from 1981. Whether tearing into an Otis Redding medley, her hit "Tell Mama" or Chicago blues staples like Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and Jimmy Reed's "Baby, What You Want Me to Do," the earthy singer clearly excels by sticking with what she does best. One of the CD's most pleasant surprises is a version of the Eagles' "Take It to the Limit," which works remarkably well in an R&B setting.

Etta James - vocals
Brian Ray - guitar
Bobby Martin - saxophone, keyboards,vocals
Keith Johnson - trumpet,keyboards
Kurtis Teel - bass
Armand Grimaldi - drums

1. I Just Want To Make Love To You
2. Take It To The Limit
3. Baby What You Want Me To Do
4. Sugar On The Floor
5. Tell Mama
6. I'd Rather Go Blind
7. Otis Redding Medley: Hard To Handle/Just One More Day/Can't Turn You Loose
8. Born Blue

lunes, 29 de noviembre de 2010

DVD - Popa Chubby - Live New Morning,2004

Live New Morning
New York City Blues Reveu
4 February,2004

Popa Chubby - Guitar,Vocals
Matt Smith - Guitar,Vocal
Arthur Neilson - Guitar,Vocals
Mason Casey - Hamonica,Vocals

Bad Bad Way
Tough Guy
Route 66
Carrier Woman
Ride with Me
Un Americamn Blues
New York City Blues Reveu Middley

John Primer - Call Me John Primer

Call Me John Primer
The Best 15 Songs

John Primer is one of the torchbearers for Chicago blues. He paid his dues in the house band at the famed Theresa’s Lounge, then as a sideman with Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters and Magic Slim and in the last few years has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, releasing many well-received solo albums
This is a “best of” collection recorded between 1987 and 2009, though it also includes five previously unreleased tracks. Primer’s gritty, back to basics approach will appeal to anyone who likes their blues 30° proof and served neat

01 – Going Back Down South
02 – Poor Man Blues
03 – I’m A Bluesman
04 – Evil
05 – I’ve Been Abused
06 – 1839 Blues
07 – Shake Your Money Maker
08 – Blues Behind Closed Doors
09 – Look At Little Sister
10 – Dreaming About My Baby
11 – You Got To Pay The Price
12 – Call Me John Primer
13 – Going To New York
14 – I Called My Baby
15 – Red House

domingo, 28 de noviembre de 2010

DVD - Luther Allison - 13.Rawa Blues Festival,Spodek 1993

13.Rawa Blues Festival
Spodek Katowicw,Poland
26th September 1993

Luther Allison - Vocals,Guitar and Harp
Michael Carras - Keyboard
Zack Prather - Drums
Francois Camuzeaux - Bass
Slaiman Hakim - Alto Saxophone
David Johnson - Tenor Saxophone

1-Jazzy Blues Instrumental
2-Just My Guitar And Me
3-You Been Teasin' me
4-I Wanna Be With You
5-Nothin' But Love That I Want From You
6-Dust My Broom
7-It Hurts Me Too

Popa Chubby - Ten Years with Popa Chubby,Best Of

Ten Years with Popa Chubby,Best of

This double CD at single CD price contains over two & a half hours of music, representing the very best of Popa Chubby from the past 10 years. The 1st Disc presents 16 remastered studio recordings, plus one previously unissued track; while Disc 2 turns the power up still further with 10 live favourites, including Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”.Both discs cover his classic tracks plus some rare treasures from his early days, and they come packaged in a double gatefold digipak. For those who haven’t discovered the Rockin Blues Ogre of Brooklyn before - this is a great place to start!

CD1 – Studio
1. Angel On My Shoulder
2. Real Thing
3. Laya What Ya Tryin’ To Do
4. Shakedown
5. She Said That Evil Was Her Name
6. Black Hearted Woman feat. Galea
7. Daddy Played The Guitar (And Mama Was A Disco Queen)
8. How’d A White Boy Get The Blues
9. And The Beat Goes On
10. Messin’ With The Kid
11. I Can’t See The Light Of Day
12. Somebody Let The Devil Out
13. I’ll Be There For You
14. I Can’t Quit You Baby
15. Top Ten Reasons Why I Can’t Sleep At Night
16. Young Men
17. A Chaque Jour Suffit Sa Peine

CD2 – Live
1. Caffeine And Nicotine
2. Stoop Down Baby
3. What’s So Great About Rock And Roll
4. New York City Blues
5. Walk On The Wild Side
6. Arlita
7. Hey Joe
8. Sweet Goddess Of Love And Beer
9. Life Is A Beatdown
10. Hallelujah

sábado, 27 de noviembre de 2010

DVD - Muddy Waters - Maintenance Shop Blues,Live 1981

Maitenance Shop Blues
Live ,1981

Muddy Waters - Vocal and guitar
John Primer - Guitar
Rick Krehar - Guitar
Lovie Lee - Keyboard
Ernest Johnson - Bass
Ray Allison - Drums

Hoochie Coochie Man
My Home Is In The delta
Baby,You Don't Have To Go
I'M A King Bee
Baby,PLease Don't Go
Long Distance Call
Trouble No More
Goin' Down Slow
Got My Mojo Working
Mannish Boy

Floyd Mc Daniel & Erwin Helfer - A Hundred Years From Today...

A Hundred Years From Today...

Known for blues-drenched jazz and jazz-drenched blues, Floyd McDaniel (1915-1995) was a part of the Chicago scene for most of his 80 years. The singer-guitarist was born in Athens, AL but spent much of his life in the Windy City, which he moved to when he was 15 in 1930. As a teenager, McDaniel played and sang the blues on the streets of Chicago, and in 1933, he joined a washboard band called the Rhythm Rascals. In the early '40s, McDaniel learned to play the electric guitar and joined the Four Blazes, a jump blues combo that later became the Five Blazes and recorded for Aristocrat in 1947 and United Artists in 1952-53. McDaniel was involved in a variety of activities, including operating a tavern on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s and 1960s and playing with a version of the Ink Spots in the 1970s. In the 1980s, McDaniel joined forces with Dave Clark, a veteran tenor saxophonist who ended up joining McDaniel's final group, the Blues Swingers. McDaniel, who recorded for Delmark in the 1990s, died in Chicago on July 23, 1995--only two days after his 80th birthday.

Erwin Helfer (1936) was introduced to piano blues as a young teenager growing up in Chicago in the early '50s, the heyday of the city's blues clubs and the fortunes of labels such as Chess Records. A native of Chicago's south side, he haunted the clubs as a boy, but he also took the time to attend school and completed college with a degree in music, which he followed by spending three years in New Orleans in the late '50s, where he played jazz. Among the musicians who influenced him most were Jimmy Yancey, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, and Speckled Red, and Helfer counted himself a good friend of guitarist Big Joe Williams. Helfer became a performer and teacher, touring Europe as a blues pianist and also training college students in Chicago throughout the 1970s. His style is equally adaptable to blues and jazz.

Floyd McDaniel - Guitar & Vocals
Erwin Helfer - Piano

01. The Shiek Of Araby 3:15
02. Beale Street Baby Blues 4:12
03. The Fives 2:38
04. Sweet Substitute 3:44
05. I Can't Get Started 4:30
06. Tea For Two 3:24
07. Baby, You Don't Have To Go 2:18
08. Mother's Eyes 3:52
09. Do You Know What It Mewans To Miss New Orleans 3:40
10. Poock Piddle 3:58
11. The Viper Song 2:35
12. Sweet Lorraine 3:52
13. Floyd's Blues 4:06
14. Sentimental Reason 6:00
15. Take The A Train 3:10
16. A Hundred Years From Today 3:40

viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010

DVD - Anson Funderburgh Feat:Sam Myers - American Blues Live 1991

Feat........SAM MYERS
American Blues Live,1991

Anson Funderburgh - Guitar
Sam Myers - Vocals,Harmonica
Danny Cohran - Drums
Matt McCabe - Piano
Jim Milan - Bass

1-What's The Matter
2-Tell Me What I Want To Hear
3-Chaning Neigborhoods
5-Let The Good Times Roll
6-Tell Me What I Have Done Wrong
7-Sloppy Drunk
8-Cold Hearted Woman
9-Blues Early This Morning
10 -Trying To Make Your Mine
11-I'm Your Professor
12-End Shuffle

Johnny Winter - A Rock n' Roll Collection

A Rock n' Roll,Collection

A two-CD survey of Winter's recordings for Columbia between 1969 and 1979, the era of his greatest commercial success. This collects many of his most popular tracks, though it doesn't do much to argue a case for artistic diversity. Includes two otherwise unavailable songs: an alternate take of "30 Days," and a previously unreleased 1973 cover of Robert Johnson's "Come on in My Kitchen."

Disc 1
1 Johnny B. Goode [Live]
2 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [Live]
3 I'll Drown in My Tears
4 When You Got a Good Friend
5 Be Careful With a Fool
6 Miss Ann
7 Hustled Down in Texas
8 Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo
9 Rock Me Baby
10 Rock & Roll
11 Sitting in the Jail House
12 Baby Whatcha Want Me to Do [Live]

Disc 2
1 Bony Moronie [Live]
2 It's All over Now [Live]
3 TV Mama
4 Drinkin' Blues
5 Walkin' Thru the Park
6 I'm Not Sure
7 Guess I'll Go Away
8 Thirty Days [Alternate Version][#]
9 Come on in My Kitchen [#]
10 Highway 61 Revisited [Live