8 de jul de 2016

A Day To Remember - American Rock Band


A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard, percussion and drummer Alex Shelnutt and lead guitarist Kevin Skaff. Signing with Indianola Records for their first album, And Their Name Was Treason (2005), Scruggs was replaced by Shelnutt in 2006. Later that year the band recorded For Those Who Have Heart (2007) for Victory Records. They embarked on several tours of the UK and U.S. and played at several festivals, before recording and releasing Homesick (2009). While promoting Homesick on tour, Denney was replaced by Skaff. Soon after releasing their next album, What Separates Me from You (2010), the band went on a worldwide tour to promote it. Beginning in 2011, the band has been involved in a lawsuit with Victory Records over their recording contract. In October 2013 the band was given the right to self-release a new album until a final verdict is reached. They released their fifth album, Common Courtesy, the same month.





6 de jul de 2016

20 Watt Tombstone & Left Lane Cruiser - Death Blues Vs The Dirty Spliff



Led by Freddy J IV (aka Joe Evans) on vocals and slide guitar, with Pete Dio on drums & assorted other junk, and birthed in either Fort Wayne, IN or Hades depending on who you ask, Left Lane Cruiser whips up a frenzied mess of trashed-out punk/blues. The Duo has seen 10 years, 8 albums, and so many tours both in the U.S. and overseas, if you ask them; they likely can't remember. They also are one of Alive Records flagship artists, Home to such artists as Radio Moscow, Buffalo Killer, The Black Diamond Heavies and formerly The Black Keys.

20 Watt Tombstone is not out to dazzle anyone, their mission is simple. Play music they and their fans like, and do it loud!

Formed in 2012 in Wausau,WI, The band quickly formed a friendship with kindred spirits "Left Lane Cruiser", who heavily influenced the band's sound. This album is four years in the making, and was recorded live at 7711 Studios in Milwaukee (Where 20 Watt recorded their first album "Wisco Disco"). Once again, no patch ins, no pitch correction were used. Just four dudes in a room playing loud and recording whatever came out.




4 de jul de 2016

72 Blues - Southern Fried


72Blues, is a Detroit, MI, USA based delta-electro rock n' blues band, paying homage to the great blues artists of the early 20th century. The band celebrates 'tradition' and 'authenticity' with their roots firmly planted in American heritage but saturate their blues with a stinging-sweat style of attitude and delivery, making the 72Blues sound - all their own. 72Blues deliver a blend of down south and signifying honky rawkin-blues; celebratin' old time traditional music, swing blues, delta blues, rock blues and nail it to the cross with original and contemporary sensibility. This mob of musicians hen peck and scuffle a devilish blend of country-blues, swamp-blues, gospel rhythms, cotton field chants, gospel-blues and prison-blues. Devil music meets Divine intervention you might say! 72Blues arrived with their highly acclaimed debut CD release 'Said I Would' of 2005, with 11 wickedly raw tracks streamed together seamlessly rejoicing in a 70 minute sinner's sermon. Followed by their sizzlin' 2006 single 'She Like The Fux, Like Electrolux' recorded in Melbourne, Australia and their latest 'Detroit Border City' EP recorded with legendary producer Jim Diamond of 'Ghetto Recorders Studio' in Detroit, Michigan'...




2 de jul de 2016

Aaron Neville - R&B


Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is an American R&B singer and musician. He has had four Platinum-certified albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States, including three that went to #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. His debut single, from 1966, was #1 on the Soul chart for five weeks. He has also recorded with his brothers Art, Charles and Cyril as The Neville Brothers and is the father of singer/keyboards player Ivan Neville. Of mixed African American and Native American heritage. His music also features Cajun and Creole influences.







30 de jun de 2016

A-Austr - Musics From Holyground (Kissing Spell) 1970


Biography : Released in a limited batch of 99 in 1970, A to Austr's one-off masterwork Musics from Holyground takes the psych-pop aesthetic to an entirely new level. A behemoth (and fun) journey through psychedelia, Musics from Holyground touches on everything from psych-pop and eastern influenced folk to pub ready saxophone jams and vaudevillian break downs, with a ton of other sounds I have no business describing thrown in the mix. The Penguin Guide to Rare Records calls A to Austr's only record "the most sacred UK LP there is," which sort of makes sense considering only 99 folks in the world have an original copy, and it wasn't given the reissue treatment until 1989. Apparently the initial goal was "to write about King Arthur who lies sleeping with his knights of the Round Table until England needs him." This was news to me, as the record in no way, shape or form feels like a treaty on Renaissance knights, rather an exploration of an entire genre, gleaming back and forth from the nuanced psych pop of "Birds" to "Hawaiian War Chant" (which sounds exactly like its title suggests) to "It's Alright", which is basically the Incredible String Band-Love-Zombies collaboration I've been dreaming about for years. I could go on and on about this record, but it wouldn't do any good, mostly because its impossible to describe. Even after listening to it about twenty five times over the past six months, I still have trouble wrapping my head around it, as if its not supposed to be chewed on, merely experienced, over and over again, sort of like life (and psychedelic experiences in general). If this spiked your interest, even just a little bit, I highly recommend heading over to Holy Ground's website and peeping their extremely thorough and insightful history of the recording session, the album itself, and its little known legacy.








Tracklist:
01.Bird 2:45
02.Judy 2:16
03.Mini 2:51
04.Prelude To Change For Arthur 0:10
05.Thumbquake & Earthscrew 2:47
06.Change For Arthur 0:39
07.Between The Road 2:30
08.Hawaiian War Chant 1:12
09.It's Alright 6:45
10.Reprise Of Part Of Bird 0:20
11.Essex Queen (She Dances) 3:08
12.D Minor Minuet 1:01
13.A Curse On You 3:18
14.What Did You Go 7:56
15.Grail Search 4:28
16.Essex Queen (First Version) 2:46
17.Grail Search (First Version) 3:36
18.Judy (Fragment Of First Version) 0:48
19.It's Alright (Later Version, Remixed) 6:42
20.Aren't You Glad You Stayed (Early Vocal Version) 3:59

Line-up:
Brian Calvert - lead guitar, vocals, guitar, lute, horn, trombone
Chris Coombs - lead guitar, vocals, guitar, piano, organ, glockenspiel, horn, percussion
Brian Wilson (aka Pete Taylor) - bass, vocals, guitar, organ, mandolin, harp, clarinet
Ted Hepworth - drums
Mike Levon - triangle, effects, electronics
and:
Bill Nelson - guitar, hawaiian guitar
Mike Gould - trumpet
John Perfect - tenor sax
Lyn Cavell - alto sax
George Mabon - flute
Gill Green - cello
Al Green - organ
Dave Wood - goüd
Yvonne Carrodus - vocals, triangle
Denise Calvert - vocal, piano, harpsichord
Gill Maudsley - spoken vocal
Cath Wood - raspberry saw

28 de jun de 2016

50 Years of RY COODER


Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries. Cooder's solo work has been eclectic, encompassing many genres. He has collaborated with many musicians, notably including Captain Beefheart, Ali Farka Touré, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Randy Newman, David Lindley, The Chieftains, and The Doobie Brothers, Carla Olson & the Textones (both on record and in film). He briefly formed a band named Little Village. He produced the Buena Vista Social Club album (1997), which became a worldwide hit. Wim Wenders directed the documentary film of the same name (1999), which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000. Cooder was ranked eighth on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" (David Fricke's Picks). A 2010 ranking by Gibson placed him at number 32.





50 Years- The Very Best of Ry Cooder (1965-2015)







26 de jun de 2016

A. J. Croce - Soul, Blues & Jazz


Adrian James "A.J." Croce (born September 28, 1971 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania) is an American singer-songwriter. He is the son of singer-songwriters Jim Croce and Ingrid Croce. Ron Goldstein and Peter Bauman of Private Music signed Croce to his first recording contract at age 19. He recorded two albums for Private Music: his self-titled debut, A. J. Croce, produced by T-Bone Burnett and John Simon, and That's Me in the Bar, produced by Jim Keltner, and featuring artists such as Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo, and Keltner himself. Croce is also the owner/operator of his own record label, Seedling Records.




23 de jun de 2016

A.B. Skhy - Folk Psychedelic Blues Rock


A.B. Skhy (originally New Blues) was an American electric blues band from Milwaukee formed in 1968. They recorded two albums before splitting up in the early 1970s. Formed in Milwaukee in the late 1960s as New Blues, the band comprised Dennis Geyer (guitar, vocals), Jim Marcotte (bass guitar), Terry Anderson (drums), and Howard Wales (keyboards). Wales had previously played with artists such as James Brown and Freddie King. They relocated to San Francisco and changed the band name to A.B. Skhy, building a following with live performances. They were signed by MGM Records and worked with producer Richard Delvy on their self-titled debut album, released in 1969. The album featured contributions from guitarist Russell DaShiell, harmonica player Jim Liban, and flautist Otis Hale and spawned the single "Camel Back", which reached number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group then split, with Andersen and Wales leaving, the latter going on to play with Harvey Mandel, Jerry Garcia, and The Grateful Dead. Geyer and Marcotte recruited drummer Rick Jaeger and guitarist James "Curley" Cooke (formerly of The Versitones and The Steve Miller Band), and the new lineup recorded a second album, Ramblin' On, in March 1970 with Kim Fowley and Michael Lloyd producing. The album included a mixture of cover versions and original songs by Cooke. A third album was started but the band split up before it was completed. Cooke went on to play in Cat and the Fiddle and with Boz Scaggs and Ben Sidran (who had played harpsichord on Ramblin' On), and released the solo album Gingerman in 1980. Jaeger joined DaShiell in Crowfoot and recorded with several artists as a session player.






20 de jun de 2016

4some Blues - Harmonica Blues Style


4some blues“ is an intercontinental quartet, formed in 2012, which presents itself with traditional blues and rhythm’n’blues and a dash of swing that is gonna make you wanna move and shake that tailfeather. The rhythm section of this formation is no other than the backbone of the legendary Vienna Mojo Blues Band: the longtime touring Swiss Dani Gugolz on the upright bass and the Viennese Peter Muller on the drums. Both also members of "The Blue Flagships", "Frank Muschalle Trio" and "R&B Caravan". Their groovy floor builds the perfect ground for the other musicians to blues and swing to it: Hannes Kasehs on the guitar is also from Vienna. The passionate blues-guitarist and singer is in the business for 20 years and has shared the stage with many stars such as Katie Webster, Louisianna Red or Christian Dozzler, just to name a few. The combo is completed by the Swiss Walt Baumgartner, blues harmonica Player and Singer, on the road with “Walt’s Blues Box”, "Acoustic Blues Drifter" and "Ray & friends". Their first CD with the band name "4some blues" as a working title of the album was recorded in may this year in Vienna at Peter's Homestudio. Andi Wingert after completed the CD with a fine taste for this our music - thanks to Peter and Andi for their great work. 11 Songs were selected, among 10 Covers also 1 song from Walter were finally selected.





17 de jun de 2016

3 Dayz Whizkey - Southern / Blues Rock


After three critically acclaimed studio albums comes Live And Let Live the first live album by 3 Dayz Whizkey. Founded in the true spirit of Rock and Roll, this five-piece band has established their own distinctive sound, blending Blues and Rock with catchy songwriting and overdriven guitar riffs. A high-octane brew they've already performed at hundreds of energetic live shows, transforming every venue into a roadhouse. Warren Huart at Spitfire Studios, Los Angeles, utilizing only the finest of vintage analogue equipment, mixed the three studio bonus-tracks. Respecting the past while looking into the future, 3 Dayz Whizkey passionately bridge the gap between the old masters and Southern Blues-Rock for the next generation. Formed in 2012, 3 Dayz Whizkey soon developed into a Blues-driven Southern Rock band. Their debut album The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea was released that same year. The critically acclaimed follow-up Black Water came in 2013 and was nominated for the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, a prize comparable to the Grammy Awards. The recognition allowed them to embark on a massive 70-day nationwide tour, which in turn reinforced their status as a top live act and lead to three national Rock and Pop Awards in the category Best Rhythm and Blues Band. Throughout 2014 the band kept on touring on a near-permanent basis, playing venues, festivals, and sharing the stage with the likes of Henrik Freischlader, Pat Travers, Saxon, Michael Schenker, King King, to name but a handful. They did however take time off to record Steam. Their third album, a 17-track Blues-Rock monument, was recorded in true 70s fashion, live in the studio with hardly any overdubs nor technical trickery. An organic blend of Rock, Southern Rock, and Blues, this was a giant leap forward in the career of 3 Dayz Whiskey, earning them yet another German Rock and Pop Award, followed by a tour which ran all the way into 2015.




16 de jun de 2016

Aardvark - Heavy Prog


The group Aardvark remains one of those numerous bands who released a single album in the early seventies and subsequently sunk without a trace. However the band still retain a certain amount of interest amongst progressive rock enthusiasts because of their particular heavy styled progressive rock that was completely keyboard based with the band making do without the use of any guitar. 

The band itself was a studio band with most compositions entrusted to the hand of Dave Skillin and were based in the Midlands. Strangely enough, though the band dispensed with any guitars, they had trouble with the recruitment of a keyboardists and one could say that they were mainly a studio band with very little live dates to their name. 

Because of their very brief history, very little can be said about the band and it is their album that speaks volumes for what they were all about. However, there are a couple of interesting anecdotes related to this band and for those musos who try to connect musicians and bands through the ages, Aardvark had a number of musicians who would later go on to make names for themselves with various other outfits. 

The album was released in 1970 on the Deram Nova label in both mono and stereo versions as (S)DN 17 with a value on today's market of 50.00 British sterling. Though titled Aardvark, it is also known as Put It In Your Pipe And Smoke It. In all probability the title was withdrawn because of its obvious drug references, with the title track reduced to just Put It In You Pipe. 

Steve Milliner previously played keyboards with Black Cat Bones, a London based blues-rock based band who only released one album during their brief tenure together. The band is rather more well-known because both Paul Kossof and Simon Kirke played in the band before leaving to form legendary band, Free. 

Dave Skillin would eventually join prog-band Home, another Forgotten Sons candidate whilst I could not find anything related to Frank Clark. Stan Aldous is also known for the work he had done previously with garage band Odyssey. 

Throughout the brief Aardvark history, the band also went through a number of keyboardists. Amongst these one finds Paddy Coulter, Dave Watts, who would later play with Jackson Heights and Affinity and the late Peter John Wood. Wood would go on to play with Quiver, The Sutherland Brothers, Al Stewart and Natural Gas. 

The band Aardvark are also involved in one of the myths of British psychedelia. The group Tintern Abbey only released one single throughout their recording span, Beeside/Vacuum Cleaner, for Deram (DM 164) in 1967. Considered as one of the most collectable items from this particular musical period, it has long been rumoured that the band had recorded a second single, How Do I Feel Today which was never released yet which was supposedly circulated amongst collectors. 

In fact the single was never recorded and the name of the single was actually an unissued Aardvark single that was meant to be released on independent label as Rubble 12. However the tapes were lost by Deram and the band used the name of the Aardvark title, created a fictitious cover and thus deceived countless numbers of psychedelic fans all over the world!
by Nigel Camilleri









14 de jun de 2016

A. K. Salim - Jazz


Ahmad Khatab Salim or Ahmad Kharab Salim (born Albert Atkinson on July 28, 1922) was an American jazz composer, and arranger. Salim attended DuSable High School with Bennie Green, Dorothy Donegan and Gene Ammons and played alto saxophone in King Kolax's band from 1938 to 1939 before working with Jimmy Raschel and Tiny Bradshaw. He stopped playing after a jaw injury in 1943 and arranged music for the big bands of Lucky Millinder, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Lunceford, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie who recorded his composition "Normania" in 1949, and recorded it again in 1952 as "Blee Blop Blues".[2] Salim left music for a career in real estate from 1949 to 1956 but returned to write and arrange Latin jazz for Tito Puente, Machito, Dizzy Gillespie and others. Salim released three albums under his leadership on Savoy Records in the late 1950s and recorded a further album for Prestige Records in 1964.






11 de jun de 2016

21st Century Schizoid Band


21st Century Schizoid Band were a King Crimson alumnus group formed in 2002. The name derives from the famous song "21st Century Schizoid Man" from the first King Crimson album, In the Court of the Crimson King. The initial band featured Mel Collins on saxophones, flute and keyboards, Michael Giles on drums, Peter Giles on bass, Ian McDonald on alto saxophone, flute and keyboards, and Jakko Jakszyk on guitar and vocals. All but Jakszyk had previously been members of King Crimson in its early years. Ian Wallace, another former Crimson member from that same period, replaced Mike Giles in early 2003 after the band's Japanese tour. Further international touring followed in 2003/04.


The band played live with sets concentrating on compositions from King Crimson's first four albums and other works from the band members' back catalogues, including McDonald and Giles. They have released four albums, mostly of live work but including newer and/or recent compositions, such as Ian McDonald's "Let There Be Light" (from his solo album Driver's Eyes) and "Catley's Ashes," a Jakszyk instrumental which later appeared on his solo album The Bruised Romantic Glee Club (2006). The band has been inactive since 2004; with members based in different countries, touring proved to be logistically and financially difficult. The possibility of performing again in 2005 was considered following offers from festivals, possibly with Guy Evans (of Van der Graaf Generator) on drums to replace Wallace who had other commitments, but the idea was abandoned. Wallace's death in February 2007 would seem to have closed the lid on the band for good.



Jakszyk and Collins went on to record as a trio with founding Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp (and with rhythmic support from fellow members Tony Levin and Gavin Harrison) on the Scarcity of Miracles album in 2011. This was followed in 2013 by the announcement of a new King Crimson formation including all five, plus two additional members.




01.A Man, a City
02.Cat Food  
03.Let there be Light
04.Cirkus 
05.Cadence and Cascade
06.The Court of the Crimson King
07.Ladies of the Road
08.Catley's Ashes 
09.Formentera Lady
10.Sailor's Tale 
11.I Talk to the Wind / Band Introduction
12.Epitaph 
13.21st Century Schizoid Man 
14.Starless

The Band:
Ian McDonald - Alto Sax, Flute, Keys, Vocal and Percussion
Peter Giles - Bass And Vocal
Mel Collins - Baritone, Tenor and Alto Sax, Flute, Keys and Vocal
Ian Wallace - Drums and Vocal 
Jakko Jakszyk - Vocal, Guitar, Flute and Keys

8 de jun de 2016

Spids Nøgenhat - Psychedelic rock



Spids Nøgenhat é uma banda psicodélica/acid rock dinamarquesa. O grupo foi formado originalmente como um projeto paralelo em 1998 por Henrik ”Hobbitten” Klitstrøm,  Morten ”Aron” Larsen e Lorenzo Woodrose. A banda lançou um álbum em 2001 e, em seguida, entrou em hibernação. Em 2009 a banda foi restaurado com Anders ”Moody Guru” Skjødt og Anders ”Fuzz Daddy” Grøn.




5 de jun de 2016

A Witness - Post-Punk/Indie Rock


A Witness are an English post-punk/indie rock band who were originally active in the mid-1980s alternative music scene. Their first EP Loudhailer Songs and début album I am John's Pancreas brought them to the attention of BBC Radio disc jockey John Peel, for whom they recorded four sessions. Their career was brought to a halt with the death of guitarist Rick Aitken in 1989. Founder member and songwriter Vince Hunt revived the band with a new line-up for a series of UK-wide dates in 2014 marking the 25th anniversary of Aitken's death, and the band continues to play live.