This has alternate takes and extra tracks and in-studio banter never intended to be heard! Plus a lovely 32 page booklet! Plus a page booklet. An impressive slice of history. An excellent companion to The Bristol Sessions BCDEKthis features the recordings made in nearby Johnson City by Columbia Records in October and Octoberand seen by fans and scholars alike, in retrospect, as a unique cross-section of Appalachian music captured on the cusp of the Wall Street Crash ofmany now available for the first time.
Another landmark release, with a superb page hardcover book. A tremendous page booklet comes with a wealth of info and photos. And a magnificent page booklet! Plus a deluxe page book. Hits, album tracks, rarities and overlooked gems. Superb honky-tonk country beautifully complemented by a page hardback book full of notes, essays, photos and more.
A monumental page hardcover book with unseen photos and biographies. King: In London. With Muddy. From Live in Remastered 2LP set. Mid 60s Decca albums. The live album was recorded in San Francisco inthe studio album has the same musicians with the addition of brass. Super Smash sides.
The Killer in top form. Mid 60s rocking country. Real early stuff presenting Rod Piazza with his first blues band. Super Polydor recs Beacon LPs from andfirst time on CD. Late60s Chess albums. Two early s albums from southern-boogie rockers.
Two genius country albums from Two iconic albums first issued in Britain in and respectively. Super s Stax gospel. Second Jimmy Reed tribute, with harp-player Gary Primich shining. Live outing from hugelypopular blues rock guitar hero. Versatile blues singer, guitarist and keyboard player live in Berlin inwith wife Tamara on vocals. As above plus a 20 page booklet, the concert on DVD with extensive bonus content. Popular UK bluesman. Worth attention.
Superb blend of folk blues and Americana, a mostly solo album of Hans and his guitar. Unreleased live recording with traditional tunes and Dylan originals. Rarely heard concert from Montreal inrecorded just after his debut album. Versions of tracks that would later appear on his second album, recorded across seven sessions in Listen in on history being made.
We can get everything on BACM - just ask! BACM T. Texas Tyler: Vol 2 - Live First studio album sincewith a jazz vibe and live-in-the-studio feel. Legendary Red Lightnin album on CD! Includes guests Carlos Santana and Trombone Shorty. Rare album from virtuoso slide guitarist. Slim is in fine voice and his piano playing is, as always, a delight. Seriously good label retrospective with 30 country blues tracks many previously unreleased.
New CD by German guitarist and rising star of the blues-rock circuit. His 36th CD of blues! Songs tracks Previ- more rare rockabilly treasures. Rare live radio broad Rory Gallagher: Jinx. Rare live radio broadcast Rory Gallagher: Fresh Evidence. Classic live gem on vinyl, now with extra tracks!!
Two seminal albums of deep album plus an hour of additional live sides recorded across Europe. With Muddy, ing all his label hits plus rarities, etc. Mostly from UK in Classic album plus hits taken from his career at Vee-Jay. Classic hits, alternate takes, rarities, etc. Over 50 tracks. CD2 is a live set. New 11 track studio album from legendary singer, As always, a unique and passionate delivery. Early years at Sun in to Columbia years into s, Live radio broadcasts, demos, out-takes, b-sides, etc.
Rare live tracks andmost previously released. With Peter Green on guitar. Bluegrass legend with 11 originals and one cover. Guests include Del McCoury. Sub-titled The Deepest Soul Of Otis Redding, this has hits and lesser-known sides, presented the way albums were packaged in the mid sixties. Rocking blues guitar. Live Stax-period tracks from early s in L. A great soul-bluesman on top form. Captured hotremastered with new notes.
The DVD includes an exclusive interview. Live CD from Worth it for the DVD alone! The greatest living exponents of the sacred steel style of Henderson, James P Johnson, Clarence Williams, etc as well as guitar playing incorporating traditional gospel, blues, soul and rock. A lovely relaxed session.
Rare Blues album. Their best yet. Second album of ences in these versions to the original LP are in-demand British roots-based blues band. Tribute to sound of Sun Records from contemporary rockabilly trio. Heartbreaker ballads and sterling guitar support from Doug. Sassy blues singer fronting a New Orleans jazz revival band. Renowned bluesy americana singer-songwriter with perhaps his best album. Texas country legend with a full-on honky tonk sound on 14 new tracks, great to sing-along to or drown your sorrows.
A lot of fun. More excellent New Orleans singing in front of a hot jazz band. The joint forces of Mali and American musicians create a unique set of transatlantic blues on 13 lovely tracks. Farlow: Alabama Swamp Stomp. CCD B. Popular European blues band with another set of hot, swinging blues. Successful pop, jazz, blues, you-name-it artist with another winning set.
Big Tex Blues - Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile (DVD) album plus DVD that has a documentary on the album plus two track videos.
Hot album from one-time guitarist with Hound Dog Taylor and J. Unissued stuff from Plenty he never recorded before. DE Eddie C. Campbell: Tear This World Up. Tough Chicago blues. With guest Billy Branch. Chicago blues singerguitarist influenced by the 3 Kings B. Another belter. Popular contemporary blues band, incorporating funk, rock and swing vibes.
Star of contemporary Chicago blues and soul with third album for label. Debut CD from Mississippi-born, Chicago-based bluesman. Great mix of gritty Chicago blues with a soul and funk edge. Comparisons made with Albert King. Great new Chicago blues album containing three new originals plus excellent covers. New re-mastered release for an all-time Chicago blues classic.
New digi-pack with rare photos. Cool soul blues. Hot stuff, with Kid Ramos on guitar. Shawn co-wrote most songs here, played pretty much all instruments and even produced.
A superbly assured harmonica-led album from leading blues band. Southern Californian blues sensations stomp, holler and scratch their way through a set of amplified juke joint blues. Notable guest appearance from James Harman on his superb Rhino Horn.
Revered and respected Chicago blues guitarist joins forces talented and in-demand Chicago blues harmonica player on a spectacular set of covers, in front of a top-notch band. Texas-born, Californiaraised bluesman with a commanding, gospel-inflected voice, best known as a featured vocalist for the Mannish Boys.
The liner notes suggest that the recording of this set was a virtual blues festival - and one listen confirms that this must have been one hell of a jam. Previously unheard sessions, with support from wife, Annie Mae, and friend Napoleon Strickland among others. Fred at his most relaxed and expansive on favourites and songs never otherwise recorded.
Great songs and sound. Complete prewar recordings featuring his Paramount sides recorded on May 28 and Library Of Congress Sessions recorded by Alan Lomax in Mississippi in and Tremendously historic and together in a nicely packaged set. Rhythm guitarist in B. Big-selling soul singer from the s, recording mostly for Chess, returned to the church in and has only sung gospel since.
Ordained inthis demonstrates she remains a force. DT Birdlegg: Birdlegg. Superb blues album from singer-songwriter and harmonica player who has been around the American blues scene for years without coming to the fore. Fantastic collection. Sam left behind a street entertainer career after Katrina, returning to South Carolina before being coaxed into the studio.
The first CD features great horn support, the second is just Sam and piano. Includes 10 bonus tracks from recordings from the s. Recorded live. DOCD Rev. With alt. Notes by Bob Groom. Absolutely essential. Recorded at Allegheny College, Meadville Pennsylvania inthis has 8 extended and excellent pieces in a relaxed and informal setting. The Blues Tonight. A reunion with some of Roomful Of Blues. With Sonny Landreth. A stormer. High-energy uptown and low-down blues.
Studio album, recorded in Louisiana, featuring a rich mix of blues, folk, cajun and Americana. In total, 13 lovely tracks in a beautiful gatefold digipack. One of the finest bluesmen around, with super album of great songs. Superb Mississippi To Chicago style electric bluesman, delivered the goods here when 75 years of age! Regular nominee for Blues Awards and one of the most popular acoustic bluesmen around with superb album.
Blues guitarist shines on 8 originals. A broad mix and styles Good Place. Texan guitarist compared with but, as Big Tex Blues - Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile (DVD), its all Eric!
Another blast from Red Lick favourite. May before she struck big. Old blues, old timey, Hawaiian, gospel, calypso, world music and western swing songs about the kindness, teaching, love and loss of a mother. The book contains 65 antique photographs and a foreword by Rosanne Cash.
Researched and compiled by Tony Klein, this features 42 tracks meticulously re-mastered from 78s, most never before on CD or vinyl, all demonstrating the unique styles and variety in Greek music. The book has pages of extensive liner notes, annotations and photographs. Another sumptious package. Hypnotic melodies backed by percussion that support heartfelt vocals.
From betweenthis has undiscovered artist well into his sixties delivering intense emotional bluesy singing and riffing word jazz.
Only appearance at Montreux, with guest Gatemouth Brown on 4 tracks. The complete performance, plus 2 tracks from her appearance. Last recorded performance, 11 tracks that explore his rock and blues sides.
Top: Live In Germany. Recorded in as part of the Rockpalast TV series while promoting their Deguello album. A unique concert at the London Hippodrome in October with Gary performing classic Hendrix tracks. Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell join in on 3 tracks. More from his own archives, as approved by his estate, this is a thrilling live recording from The Bottom Line in Big Tex Blues - Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile (DVD) Quite a comeback. Two Eagle albums together at a bargain price! Two great album in four years from legendary singer-songwriter.
Loads of big hits and rarities, from Library Of Congress sides to his historic appearance of the Newport Festival in Fantastic value collection of the greatest country music singer and songwriter of all time.
His first five albums plus rare bonus tracks. Lots of rocking and gospel sides. Cult British bluesman with first new recordings since solo album. An expanded re-issue of a double LP originally released inplus an additional 80 minutes of music drawn from four years in the field researching and compiling blues and traditional sacred music as it was then being played.
A beaut! Acclaimed album. More from his own personal vaults now administered and approved by his family. Re-issue of album and their first studio release for nine years. Re-issue of album, first with Warren Haynes who co-wrote 5 of the songs. Big blues guitar. A blistering blues set, with great harp by Hummel, a superb sound and excellent material. Final recordings and lost tapes of legendary blues guitarist. A superb live set. A little lo-fi but the band is sensational. Excellent set of guitar led originals and blues standards.
All-instrumental guitar album, mixing up pulsating blues-rock, authentic Chicago blues, North Mississippi hill country blues, laid-back southern rock and jazz stylings, delivered with panache, imagination and flair. A stellar set of 15 songs commonly associated with Big Bill, delivered in a commanding but relaxed manner. Prodigious, award-winning Canadian blues pianist incorporating his amazing piano rolls alongside plenty of horns, funk, jazz and plenty more to enjoy.
A very enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. More electric than previous CDs, allowing Whiteley to demonstrate his excellent musicianship on a range of guitars, harmonicas and even cornet. More tough urban blues from blues harp ace. Lovely country blues vibe on 14 great tracks.
Very juicy! Ex-Blasters, ex-Fabulous Thunderbirds boogie pianist letting loose. The king of Louisiana swamp rockabilly in his s heyday. Here Comes Full-length debut album from killer rockabilly band. An electrifying experience. Complete 50s recordings from the king of rockabilly. The original psychedelic soul album from plus the previously unreleased follow-up and live and studio bonus tracks Re-mastered classic, with a new line-up moving away from blues towards rock. Re-mastered and expanded version of debut.
Third album fromre-mastered and expanded, with blues covers plus originals. Re-mastered live album. First new recordings for 10 years. As always, classy blue-eyed soul, with a few originals interspersed with choice covers. A super return. A nice 24 page booklet. FVTD Chicago — FVTD Texas. FVTD Atlanta. FVTD Detroit. The DVD has extra bonus footage. FVTD Nashville. Longhair, Roy Brown, Snooks Eaglin, etc.
Career overview interviews. Excellent in both content and packaging. All 5 Chrysalis albums plus rare unreleased tracks. Years Five albums plus rare tracks. The remaining six albums plus bonus tracks. Sunrise - inc. King, etc. Starday-Dixie Rockabilly Over rockabilly rarities.
A set devoted to the boogie-woogie giants of s through to Chicago blues pianists of the post war era. Super rare sides from little-known artists. But they are splendid! A fabulous 90 tracks from one of the best and most enjoyable blues singers and guitarists, who effortlessly mastered and adapted his styles and techniques across his long career. Compiled by Neil Slaven, this features his formative years and evolution from down-home southern bluesman to West Coast jump blues master, concluding just prior to his mid-sixties soul crossover.
Every track Definitive 50 tracks from our favourite blues shouter. All his best sides - a fabulous set. Compiled by Neil Slaven. All the solo singles and his 22 24 sessions on piano in support of others, such as B. A significant collection. Early sides prior to becoming an international figure in the early 60s and beyond.
This fascinating set includes his first release in on Hy-Tone and goes up to live sides at Carnegie Hall. A superb piece of work from Neil Slaven. The Original Sound Of Jamaica. Early Jamaican Mento, many on CD for the first time. Plus a 20 page booklet. Second in series of early 60s soul city-by-city. Third in series of early s city-bycity soul compilations. One of the first recorded Dylan concerts where he performed an original song.
Early sixties sides. New sleeve notes. Hutto: Masters Of Modern Blues. Two excellent Chicago blues albums originally recorded for Testament in the s.
Two Testament albums from late s and early s produced by Pete Welding. The first showcases Shines in a band context and as a contemporary Chicago bluesman; the second is just Johnny and guitar on country blues sides. Both are great. Two hard to find albums together at a bargain price.
Debut album. Classic Chicago blues with Lester on vocals and driving, amplified harp. Great blues harp CD. Re-release of early album, not easy to find over recent years. Until now. His first two albums from the mids. A new blues guitar hero is born. Live Recorded in Berkeley, California months before his premature death at A small club date that shows, despite imperfect sound, his genius.
Two Hightone albums from the early s from excellent blues guitarist. Live in Chicago in December Two Hightone albums - the debut American Music plus their live re-union album made 13 years later. Mid90s albums, one studio, the other live. Splendid rockabilly. Two great albums from Hightone from and Spirited Western Swing, jazz, country and more Fun for all.
A rambunctious, rollicking blast of swinging blues and old-time rocka-boogie. An entertaining 63 sides. FA Trinidad - Calypso Marvellous s Caribbean music from Bermuda. The names of the artists may be unfamiliar but the music is unfailingly good. With nice 32 page booklet. FA Voodoo In America Spectacular performances of Hawaiian, Japanese and Javaian songs, early jazz tunes, sambas, show tunes, novelty numbers, bit of spoof Bollywood etc.
Splendid New Orleans brass band music. Super collection of old-time American mountain country tracks learnt from old 78 discs and newly recorded by fantastic group of younger musicians. Great track by track notes in the booklet too! Great music from well known artists and lesser-knowns alike.
Super album, mixing haunting country blues, western swing, experimental guitar, ska and more, all beautifully sang, played and presented. A move towards rock music but further evidence of his unique talent.
All-instrumental blues-rock album. Another winner, with recordings, including 18 previously unreleased, hits and a 45 minute live concert. With 22 previously unreleased tracks plus booklet. Another cracker. Re-issue of tional, Las Vegas - plus 10 previously unreleased extras. Sombre, sober and mature and a must for fans. An amalgam of hill country pre-eminent vocal group that started out as The Robins and problues and old-time folk. Exuberant and compelling.
Five years on from Stereo. Out-takes, alternate takes, album tracks and stereo verThe Hard Way. Three Cool Cats, Framed, Poison runs and top-notch song-writing. His best yet? Tremendous 54 track compiChicago in June and a good one. Just lovely. Diverse but brilliant. Lee Brilleaux doing what he did best. Agee, Joy Hamilton, Brenda Holloway and many more.
A hugely enjoyable set from leading Fantastic Hawaiian music with steel guitar to the fore on uniformly excellent songs and musical pieces. Plus a 32 page booklet of notes and photos. With Cyril Davies! Popular series featuring music brought to the UK by West Indian immigrants from the s on. Two albums from each containing 12 tracks plus 4 bonus cuts. Great piano collection. Early blues sides prior to becoming the greatest voice in soul.
Bascomb, Treniers, Keys, Duke Henderson, etc. Many new to CD. Two of his best Chess albums fromplus four bonus tracks. Two of his finest albums, both from plus bonus tracks. Plus 12 bonus tracks from radio broadcasts and a B-side Mixed-Up Confusion. First two albums as released by RCA Victor inre-mastered and with bonus tracks. First three albums originally on Vanguard, plus bonus tracks and booklet.
Intriguing album by earlys folk-blues legend. Remaster of original concert tape, approved by the band. Seasoned Brit-blues slide guitarist with 18 unreleased tracks from his musical journey since the mids. Hard-rocking blues band from Denmark featuring soulful singing and hot guitar playing. Three separate live performances that capture the band at different times in their career.
As above plus the 3 concerts on DVD, including liner notes and extensive photos. The Australian bluesman with 12 more tracks highlighting his fine slide guitar. Everything recorded after split from Buddy. Lots of great ukulele, banjo and guitar from a true master on 31 tracks. Not only that, but it comes packaged with a DVD, too!!
The 12 tracks on the CD feature a nice mix of originals and covers six of each just the way I like it and there are some special guest appearances sprinkled in as well Larry McCray and Sugar Blue. Javier Vargas' own "Black Cat Boogie" is an absolute cracker.
If you don't tap your feet to this one, then you shouldn't be listening to music at all. Bobby Alexander's vocals hit the spot every time. It's very difficult to place any one track above any other, but if forced into it I would pick "Last Night" as king of the covers and "Make Sweet Love 2 U" as best original. However, I'm not finished yet there are another 13 tracks on the DVD!! The DVD gives you the chance to see the band in action, and there is also the opportunity to see the band perform with flamenco singer Elena Andujar on two of the tracks, "Back Alley Blues" and "Illegally.
This set has completely sold me on the Vargas Blues Band, and I'll be watching out for live dates from them in Spain! The album is a very laid back mix of acoustic country roots blues, very different from the Jim Suhler who plays tremendous guitar licks with the Thorogood band. Amongst the 15 tracks on the CD are five covers sprinkled in with the Suhler originals. I found it very difficult to decide whether I liked the covers or the originals the most.
One thing's for certain though, this is all good music. However, it was a close run with Johnny Winter's "Dallas" almost coming out on top, and "High Cotton" right there, too. Then I listened to the album again and found a huge lump in my throat whilst playing the track "My Morning Prayer" shades of Ry Cooder. This CD is one that deserves a good day with the headphones on.
Long associated with B. King, Calvin Owens has made a name for himself with several wonderful releases of brassy urban blues since the mid '90s.
He also played with Puma Davis in the early '50s. Owens played off and on with B. He returned to play with King and also served as music director from untileven directed the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra horn section during that time. Tired of the road, Owens moved overseas to Belgium, got married, regained his health, and started playing again.
Subsequent releases, all for his Sawdust Alley label, have featured that same big band sound with the occasional modern touch thrown in. Owens sings on four of the 12 tracks here, and his vocals have a gruff, but charming quality. He has no boundaries on the trumpet, however, going from swing to jazz with no problem. Other contributors to the fun include Houston local legend Gloria Edwards who sings the title track with assistance from Grady Gaines on tenor saxa zydeco romp.
Guitarists Charles Davis and Corey Stoot also deserve a moment in the spotlight, along with the monstrous horn section. It can be purchased at www. In the s, the Chambers Brothers were comparable to what the Holmes Brothers are today. Zacharin is a wonderful, adventurous acoustic guitarist, and is an engaging vocalist to boot. This disc is a mix of blues standards and some interesting original compositions which are not all necessarily what you might consider traditional blues.
They are more of a contemporary look at the blues, with traces of folk, even some jazz. The tracks are mostly recorded live, with some accompaniment on a few tracks. For more information on purchasing this disc and on his other releases, just go to his website, www.
The band sounds great and the production gives you the feeling that you are watching them perform. The rhythm team of Chris Maring bass and Ken Stefans drums keep it all together. This is an album that rewards with repeated listens, and can be picked up at the Screaming Bluedogs website, www. Six out of eight cuts are originals penned by either Lucas or bassist Amy Gieske, or both, and offer a nice taste of originality. Lucas and Gieske also Big Tex Blues - Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile (DVD) most of the vocals and offer two very different moods to the music.
As a debut CD, this offers a lot of promise. There are some technical shortcomings, however. A couple of songs get cut on my copy, and the sound quality is a bit rough, causing the vocals to sound like they are coming from behind the music. But all in all, Shootin the Groove is on target. Send inquiries to littleluke1 aol.
One of the best albums I've heard in the past year isn't really a blues disc. In short, these cats can do it. Reggie Watts is a fantastic soulful singer in an Al Green kind of way, and has the best afro seen since If you liked the early incarnation of the Bone Shakers, back when Sweet Pea Atkinson was singing with the band, then you'll dig Maktub. They're just a little further out there, but with a real hip sound. Khronos is Maktub's second album, coming on the heels of their release Subtle Wayswhich was voted the Northwest's soul album of the year.
Part of what makes Khronos so special is the original composition "See Clearly. Watts' vocals, sometimes smooth, sometimes growling, but always packed with soul, Davis Martin's complex rhythmic drumming, Chava Mirel's beautifully ethereal backing vocals, Thaddeus Turner's funky guitar riffs, Kevin Goldman's roaming bass accompaniment and Daniel Spils' keyboard and synthesizer fills, the latter growing to a crescendo near the end of this five minute and 45 second masterpiece.
I've played it over and over nearly every day for the past month. Another favorite on Khronos is Watts' opus to lost love, "Just Like Murder"; the pain from the singer's heart just flows out of his voice on this slow, heavy soul number until it builds into a display of anger. The singer does his best Al Green impersonation on the album's funky opener, "You Can't Hide"; Watts does his own backing vocals using an old, resonant microphone he calls the regg-a-phone The only cover on the CD is an extended version of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter," which takes the listener on a psychedelic trip back to the '70s.
If you're just the tiniest bit adventuresome, then you'll enjoy your travels across the musical map with Maktub. Check them out at www. Forrest McDonald may not be a household name to blues fans around the world, but maybe he should better known. He certainly puts out a red hot blues sound on his latest disc, Forrest McDonald Live World Talent Recordsrecorded before a live audience in Australia, far from the band's Georgia home.
Guitarist McDonald is joined by the fine singer Raymond Victor, and on these recordings the band is "introducing" another very good guitarist, Andrew Black. The sound quality is good and the enthusiastic crowd of 20, is quite obviously into what they're hearing on this night in May of Victor is at his soulful best on the opening number, a cover of Jimmy Thackery's shuffling "Anchor To a Drowning Man," which also features nice guitar work from McDonald and good piano from Victor.
The piano takes the lead on the next cut, an up-tempo original about Victor's second marriage, called "Work Work. Black shows his stuff on guitar on the minute slow blues, "Blues In the Basement. Forrest McDonald Live is a fun party disc; you'll undoubtedly enjoy it as much as the 20, Aussies in the crowd. Blind Pigcomes from contemporary blues guitarist Deborah Coleman. The Virginia native is one of the more dynamic performers on the scene today.
Her studio releases to date have covered a lot of different musical styles, but this one, recorded live at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in California, is all blues. For that reason, I like it better than her other recent stuff. The up-tempo opening number, "Brick," shows why Coleman is quickly earning a reputation as one hot guitar player. Another nice original composition, "I Believe," shows Coleman into a more jazzy mood, but it's still wrapped into an up-tempo blues shuffle.
Coleman doesn't try to break any new musical ground on Soul Be It! So will you when you pop this one into your CD player. It suffers from the usual weaknesses of the genre lack of unity in sound and performance quality, unwieldy mixture of too-reverent covers and oddly modified re-creationsbut has enough strong moments to warrant a recommendation.
Jones on organ and ex-Spirit founder Randy California on rhythm guitar, which was planned for a Hendrix tribute that never saw light of day. Needless to say, that song is somehow transformed into pure Hooker meditation. Still, the bulk of the record features well-known musicians, mostly British, paying tribute to John Lee Hooker by interpreting his songs, most of them two apiece. McPhee, whose band in the '60s was called The Groundhogs in tribute to that same song.
As you can see, the British blues boom is well represented; after all, John Lee Hooker was, with the exception of Bo Diddley, the biggest influence of British blues musicians in the '60s. Gospel and blues are two sides of the same coin. What can I add? Which means that the wait for a new album from now legally-drinking Mr. Lang is still on. InFleetwood Mac was set to record a live album; three sets a night, for three nights February at the Boston Tea Party, everything was taped, nothing was released, as the band lost Jeremy Spencer and Peter Green within a year.
Since then, this material has been used countless times for various live packages, including the three-volume Live at the Tea Party. Still, with nine hours of live taping, this vault is a goldmine. The Vintage Years Live is culled from this three-day stay in Boston.
Yet every note, every song, is still vitally fresh. It is still the best way to remember how great Peter Green really was. Which is not to say that nowadays the ex-leader of Fleetwood Mac is up to no good.
Before the disappointing Time Tradersthe band released a couple of well-received Robert Johnson songbooks, earning Green a Handy award in the process. John and Buddy Guy. Yes, the music is OK; the product as a whole is nonetheless a rip-off.
There are many ways to be disappointed. Most of the remaining tracks can be found on the seminal Chicago! The Blues! Which means that, you know, it all sounds familiar. The few previously unreleased tracks by Buffy Sainte-Marie! The last track "San Catri" another version of which was on the "First Cuts" album is a 16 minute instrumental which begins like "Little Wing" before going into jazz-rock improvisation.
Unfortunately, a few live tracks fade out. Dixiefrog Records. Austrian Rudy Kronfuss was the guitarist with 70s band Nostradamus and Fontein. He went on to play in big bands and The Electric Guitar Corporation. He has also put together a band, The Rudy Kronfuss Experience!
A very orthodox approach here from Rudy, staying close to Jimi's arrangements like with the Vince Martell tribute. I had never heard Rudy's playing before this album and I was not disappointed, Rudy has a nice attack and rich textured sound. The album is packed with juicy saturated solos with everything in the right place. His Big Tex Blues - Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile (DVD) are relaxed and don't make one cringe, which is often the case with Hendrix tributes.
The latter is particulary well done and it's nice to hear a rough sketch of Jimi's brought to such a nice level of finition. Excellent vocal on that song also. Only 9 tracks. Because Rudy takes on a 20 minute " Voodoo Chile " to conclude the exercise! His vocals perhaps lack the amplitude that Jimi gave to the song but that is made up by the excellent guitar work that carries the track along.
Nearly forgot, there is a superb solo on " Fire " - Move over Rover and let Rudy take over! Rudy's back with a second volume of Hendrix covers. On the previous volume, Rudy had played some rarer songs from Jimi's songbook and here he takes the exercise further with some very nice choices.
These other three Hendrix tribute albums by Rudy are not made up of cover versions but feature Rudy's own original compositions. Some great guitar to be heard across all three. The Rudy Konfuss Homepage. I've always been interested in jazz guitar wizards like John Scofield or Mike Stern, and Willers is certainly of the same calibre.
In he put this excellent tribute together, which encompasses many different styles. Some tracks take a basic melody of Jimi's before taking off into improvisation as Coltrane did with " My Favourite Things " for exampleothers stay closer to the original arrangements.
Willers doesn't limit himself to guitar and also plays melodica for " Angel" and some superb electric sitar on " If Six Was Nine". On other tracks, Willers takes the songs apart, reconstructing them in his own way, even with some abstract spoken lyrics from Gabriele Hasler and Jim Black " Castles Made Of Sand, " and " Voodoo Chile ".
However, the band can really get down to business and let it rock " Manic Depression ", " Purple Haze " with some incredible guitar work from Willers and his guests including other hot guitarists. Like the Doran-Studer album below, there is a very original approach to all this and an album that one can come back to often with interest. Jimi would have loved it. Find out more about Andreas Willers on his website: www. His choice of songs is very clever.
The main contributor is the talented Terri Lynne Carrington, who takes lead vocals on five tracks and also provides some great drums throughout, so almost making this album a joint effort. Here, with other highly accomplished musicians, they take Jimi's music completely apart to rebuild it in their own abstract improvisational style.
Doran's superb guitar is only a componant part of the rich and varied instrumentation and keyboard player Django Bates doubles on tenor horn. Some totally wild and original vocals are provided by Englishman Phil Minton who stretches and twists Jimi's lyrics in all directions.
In keeping with the Hendrix spirit, you never know what to expect next. Studer plays some masterful jazzy drums and percussion but often keeping things on a steady rock trajectory as the soloists take off. A lot to discover and enjoy here. Doran and Studer are back again with another Hendrix tribute album, with a different line-up this time. This was recorded live in Munich.
Again, an impressive display of musicianship and this time with Erika Stucky on vocals and the impressive Kim Clarke on bass. Jazz-tinged half spoken vocals from Stucky, which aren't my cup of tea but compensated by some wonderfully dense soloing from the amazing Doran.
He then does some lovely things around " Castles Made Of Sand " but the track is spolit by some crazy "backward" vocals. Yes, it's Prince's " Purple Rain "!
An interesting central improvistion from Doran and Studer there, as the basic beat pumps away. That is the basic pattern for all songs, as is usual when jazz artists tackle Hendrix. On that track Stucky distorts her voice electronically, so much so that one heads for the fast foreward button!
In fact her vocals do unfortunately spoil the album, taking one's attention away from the superb musicianship of the other participants. If anyone knows all about highly charged psychedelic guitar, it's Vince Martell. He layed down those monster riffs and solos on Vanilla Fudge's landmark debut album in The band supported Hendrix on a number of occasions and Jimi was impressed enough to tell Vince to contact him if ever the Fudge broke up.
Vince sticks to songs for this very faithful approach, which I appreciated after listening to the many jazz improvisation Hendrix tributes. He stays very close to the original arrangements with just slight restructuring here or there. Lots of lovely guitar work here and tough interpretations of Jimi's riffs. Vince puts in the lead vocals which have a timbre similar to Phil Collins or Roger Taylor for example.
Other band members are Peg Pearl on backing vocal and keyboards, Russ T.
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