30 de nov de 2014

Tony McPhee - Groundhogs Guitar Player


Tony McPhee (born Anthony Charles McPhee, 23 March 1944, at Redlands House, near Humberston, Lincolnshire) is an English blues guitarist, and founder of The Groundhogs. The Groundhogs backed Champion Jack Dupree and John Lee Hooker on UK concerts in the mid-1960s, evolving into a blues-rock trio that produced three UK Top 10 hits in the UK Albums Chart in the early 1970s. McPhee has also released many solo acoustic blues records, as well as duets with Jo Ann Kelly. He is often credited as 'Tony (TS) McPhee'. 


He was dubbed TS by the producer Mike Vernon in the mid-1960s. Apart from the Groundhogs, McPhee has played with Herbal Mixture, the John Dummer Band, Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, Tony McPhee's Terraplane, Tony McPhee's Turbo, the Tony McPhee Band and Current 93. In 2009 McPhee suffered a stroke which affected his speech and ability to sing. The definitive biography & discography of Tony McPhee was published in 2012. Eccentric Man: A Biography & Discography of Tony (TS) McPhee by Paul Freestone.




25 de nov de 2014

Bruce Katz Band - Hammond & Blues

Um sonzão que descobri há pouco tempo. O cara esmirilha nos teclados...

Bruce Katz (born August 19, 1952) is an American musician, playing piano, organ and bass guitar. From 1996 - 2010, he was on the faculty at the Berklee College of Music in Boston as an associate professor.


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"He can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man, he's a heavy!"
- Gregg Allman

"This man is as good as it gets. One of the greatest keyboard artists I've ever heard."
- John Hammond




20 de nov de 2014

Jon Lord & Friends


Mais um discaço deixado por Jon Lord!




Recorded live at Fawley Hill, England. June 27, 2009. Good quality of recording. Rock stars of world importance gathered on one stage. Excellent show.

TRACKLIST:
01. Introduction
02. All Right Now
03. Let's Work Together
04. Little Queenie
05. Call Me The Breeze
06. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
07. Miss You
08. Honky Tonk Woman
09. Gimme Some Lovin'
10. Born Under A Bad Sign
11. Smoke On The Water
12. Instant Karma
13. Outro

Jon Lord (ex-Deep Purple): Hammond organ, piano
Steve Balsamo (The Storys): lead vocals
Micky Moody (ex-Whitesnake): guitar, lead vocals on tracks 3 and 5
Joe Brown : guitar, lead vocals on tracks 4 and 6
Nick Fyffe (ex-Jamiroquai): bass
Steve White (ex-Style Council, The Who etc., now Trio Valore): drums
Sam Brown : backing vocals
Aitch McRobbie (David Gilmour's backing singer): backing vocals

15 de nov de 2014

Jack Bruce & Friends


Mais um grande músico foi convocado para tocar na Orquestra dos Deuses...

Jack Bruce (Bishopbriggs, 14 de maio de 1943 — Suffolk, 25 de outubro de 2014) foi um baixista, cantor e compositor britânico. Ele começou sua carreira tocando com a banda de Graham Bond no começo dos anos 60. O grupo fazia versões de variados estilos musicais, desde o bebop ao rhythm and blues, passando pelo blues. Entre seus integrantes estava Ginger Baker. Ele tocou com John Mayall e com o Manfred Mann antes de iniciar sua contribuição mais célebre, como baixista, no power trio Cream. Ele desenvolveu a maioria das músicas da banda, juntamente com o compositor Pete Brown. Depois do Cream terminar, Jack tocou com inúmeros músicos e colaborou com grandes nomes do jazz como Carla Bley e participou do Frank Zappa & The Mothers. Ele continuou gravando durante os anos 90 e no começo do ano 2000 passou a sofrer problemas de saúde. Em 2003 foi diagnosticado com câncer no fígado e em setembro do mesmo ano passou por um transplante quase fatal, depois de seu organismo rejeitar o novo órgão.  


"Em 25 de outubro de 2014 foi anunciado que Jack havia falecido aos 71 anos por conta de uma doença no fígado. É com grande tristeza que nós, a família de Jack, anunciamos a morte de nosso querido Jack: o marido, o pai, o avô e a lenda. O mundo da música será um lugar mais pobre sem ele, mas ele vive em sua música e eternamente em seus corações", escreveu sua família no site do músico. Ele faleceu em seu domicílio em Suffolk, cercado por sua família. Jack Bruce e sua mulher Magrit tiveram três filhos.



10 de nov de 2014

KRAVETZ!!!!!


Jean Jacques Kravetz is a french multi-instrumentalist (piano, keyboard, sax) and fruitful composer who spent his whole career in Germany. He first made a name in the Hamburg musical scene. In relative discretion he published a solo effort simply called Kravetz (1972). In this solo excursion he was accompanied by the famous Udo Lindenberg on drums. Musically, the album is a pleasant combination between heavy fuzzy organs and krauty improvisations. Kravetz is mostly known for being the keyboardist of Frumpy, Kin Ping Meh and Atlantis. Today he is recognised as one of the great pioneers of German rock.


Personnel:
- Jean-Jacques Kravetz - organ, piano, percussion, synthesizer, arranger, producer
- Thomas Kretzschmer - guitar
- Carl-G. Stephan - bass
- Udo Lindenberg - drums, percussion, vocals
- Roger Hook - 12-string guitar (01,04)
- Inga Rumpf - female vocals (01)
- Thomas Kukuck - engineer, co-producer

5 de nov de 2014

The Real Blues Brothers

This is a nice Vee-Jay collection with representative cuts from Pee Wee Crayton, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, Billy Boy Arnold, Memphis Slim and a stray track from Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry. The big ticket for collectors on this one, however, is the inexplicable bonus of a previously unissued Eddie Taylor number, "Leave This Neighborhood," reason enough for hardcore fans to want to add this one to the collection.