30 de out de 2015

All Blues'd Up - The Songs Of Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin: This Ain't No Tribute Series -- All Blues'd Up! is a collection of songs performed and sometimes written by Led Zeppelin. It seems like the idea of this tribute is to point out the band's obvious blues roots, but the approach isn't the most successful. The problem is that the use of many of the same musicians several times (Eric Gales and James Cotton especially) and the album's very modern approach cause much of the passion and emotion attached to these tunes to simply disappear. The album is too planned-out to evoke the down-and-dirty blues feel, and despite some excellent performances, this is sunk by its smooth production and studio gloss.

All Blues'd Up: Led Zeppelin album was released Jul 09, 2002 on the Compendia Music Group label. Recording information: Ardent Studsio, Memphis, TX; Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL; Dockside Studios, Maurice, LA. All Blues'd Up: Led Zeppelin music CDs Arrangers: Dave Smith ; Eric Gales. All Blues'd Up: Led Zeppelin songs Personnel: Chris Thomas King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Joe Louis Walker, Magic Slim, Matt Tutor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Otis Rush, Eric Gales (vocals, guitar); Otis Clay (vocals); Michael Dotson, Criss Johnson, Jack Holder, Rico McFarland (guitar); Derek Trucks (slide guitar); Dave Smith (baritone guitar, drum programming); Carey Bell (harmonica); Kurt Clayton (clarinet, Fender Rhodes piano); Eric Demmer (alto saxophone); Jim Spake (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Joe Krown (piano); Norris Johnson (Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, synthesizer); Al Gamble (Wurlitzer organ); Steve Potts , Alan Kirk (drums); Jason Latshaw (drum programming); Jackie Johnson, Jacquelyn Reddick (background vocals). Liner Note Author: Lisa Robinson. All Blues'd Up: Led Zeppelin CD music contains a single disc with 14 songs.



01. Trampled Underfoot  - Eric Gales 
02. Since I've Been Loving You  - Otis Clay 
03. Good Times, Bad Times  - Carl Weathersby 
04. Custard Pie (Revisited)  - Eric Gales, Derek Trucks, Matt Tutor 
05. Heartbreaker  - Alvin Youngblood Hart
06. When the Levee Breaks, Pt. 2  - Magic Slim, James Cotton 
07. Hey, Hey (What Can I Do)  - Chris Thomas King 
08. I Can't Quit You Baby  - Otis Rush, Eric Gales
09. Custard Pie  - Eric Gales 
10. When the Levee Breaks, Pt. 1  - Magic Slim, Billy Branch, James Cotton 
11. You Need Love  - James Cotton, Joe Louis Walker 
12. Rock & Roll  - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown 
13. Bring It on Home, Pt. 1  - Robert Lockwood Jr. 
14. Bring It on Home, Pt. 2  - Robert Lockwood Jr.


26 de out de 2015

All Blues'd Up - The Songs of Janis Joplin


Another in Entertainment One’s This Ain’t No Tribute series, this one features 13 tracks associated with Janis Joplin done in blues style by veteran singers in the genre. Since everything Joplin recorded essentially came out of her own Texas roadhouse approach to love, life, and music, nothing here is a serious departure from what she did in the first place, but it’s nice to hear Joplin gems like “Ball and Chain” done by the great Etta James, “Piece of My Heart” in the Otis Clay version, and Taj Mahal's wonderful and inspired take on “Mercedes Benz.”

All Blues'd Up!: Songs Of Janis Joplin album was released Jun 14, 2011 on the Intersound label. Another in Entertainment One's This Ain't No Tribute series, this one features 13 tracks associated with Janis Joplin done in blues style by veteran singers in the genre. Since everything Joplin recorded essentially came out of her own Texas roadhouse approach to love, life, and music, nothing here is a serious departure from what she did in the first place, but it's nice to hear Joplin gems like "Ball and Chain" done by the great Etta James, "Piece of My Heart" in the Otis Clay version, and Taj Mahal's wonderful and inspired take on "Mercedes Benz." ~ Steve Leggett Tributee: Janis Joplin. All Blues'd Up!: Songs Of Janis Joplin CD music contains a single disc with 13 songs.



01.Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) - Cathy Richardson & Sugar Blue
02. Move Over - Tad Robinson
03. Ball and Chain - Etta James
04. Piece of My Heart - Otis Clay
05. Longin' - Friend'n Fellow
06. Me and Bobby McGee - Syl Johnson
07. What Good Can Drinkin' Do - Tracy Nelson
08. Maybe - Lonnie Brooks
09. One Good Man - Lou Ann Barton
10. Down On Me - Paul Black
11. Turtle Blues - Lynn Jordan
12. Get It While You Can - Koko Taylor
13. Trouble In Mind - Willie Kent
14. Mercedes Benz - Taj Mahal

22 de out de 2015

All Blues'd Up - The Songs of Eric Clapton


Eric Clapton has drawn so much from the blues -- a position he has admitted, endorsed, and never denied -- that it seems just a bit odd to see his songs (including songs he covered, like Robert Johnson's “Crossroads,” that have become Clapton songs in many people’s minds) translated back into a blues format when most of them were never far removed from the blues in the first place. Here we have it, though, versions of Clapton-associated songs done by blues veterans, including Carl Weathersby (“Lay Down Sally”), Buddy Guy (“Strange Brew”), Bo Diddley (he offers his own take on his own composition “Before You Accuse Me,” a song Clapton has played frequently in concert), and Honeyboy Edwards and James Cotton (they team up for a nice version of Johnson's “Crossroads”), and if it seems like one has heard all this before, well, that’s because Clapton did them.

All Blues'd Up: Songs of Eric Clapton album was released May 17, 2011 on the Intersound label. Eric Clapton has drawn so much from the blues -- a position he has admitted, endorsed, and never denied -- that it seems just a bit odd to see his songs (including songs he covered, like Robert Johnson's "Crossroads," that have become Clapton songs in many people's minds) translated back into a blues format when most of them were never far removed from the blues in the first place. All Blues'd Up: Songs of Eric Clapton music CDs Here we have it, though, versions of Clapton-associated songs done by blues veterans, including Carl Weathersby ("Lay Down Sally"), Buddy Guy ("Strange Brew"), Bo Diddley (he offers his own take on his own composition "Before You Accuse Me," a song Clapton has played frequently in concert), and Honeyboy Edwards and James Cotton (they team up for a nice version of Johnson's "Crossroads"), and if it seems like one has heard all this before, well, that's because Clapton did them. ~ Steve Leggett Tributee: Eric Clapton. All Blues'd Up: Songs of Eric Clapton CD music contains a single disc with 12 songs. 



01. Miss You - Larry McCray 
02. Blues Power  - Koko Taylor  
03. Wonderful Tonight  - Otis Clay  
04. Lay Down Sally  - Carl Weathersby 
05. Strange Brew  - Buddy Guy 
06. Before You Accuse Me  - Bo Diddley 
07. Roll It Over  - Joe Louis Walker (Feat. James Cotton) 
08. Crossroads  - Honeyboy Edwards (Feat. James Cotton) 
09. Old Love  - Otis Rush 
10. Too Bad  - Pinetop Perkins (Feat. John Hammond & Bob Margolin) 
11. Tears In Heaven  - Ann Peebles 
12. Layla - Eric Gales (Feat. Derek Trucks) 

18 de out de 2015

All Blues'd Up Series - The Song of The Rolling Stones (2003)


That the Rolling Stones built a long and illustrious career with the blues as a template is hardly any kind of revelation, and while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards developed into a pretty fair and often brilliant songwriting team, the Stones themselves never ventured too far from the Chicago blues model that brought them all together in the first place. It should come as no surprise, then, that when veteran blues players get their hands on a Rolling Stones song, it usually works out well. This set has several examples of this migration back to the blues, and some of them, like Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown's shakedown of “Ventilator Blues,” Otis Clay's stunning take on “Wild Horses,” and Johnny Copeland's guitar-dominated “Tumblin’ Dice” (it was Copeland's last recording before his death in 1997), are near definitive interpretations. This set is a perfect illustration that “whatever goes around, comes around.” ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi.

All Blues'd Up! Songs of the Rolling Stones album was released May 17, 2011 on the Intersound label. That the Rolling Stones built a long and illustrious career with the blues as a template is hardly any kind of revelation, and while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards developed into a pretty fair and often brilliant songwriting team, the Stones themselves never ventured too far from the Chicago blues model that brought them all together in the first place. All Blues'd Up! Songs of the Rolling Stones songs It should come as no surprise, then, that when veteran blues players get their hands on a Rolling Stones song, it usually works out well. All Blues'd Up! Songs of the Rolling Stones album This set has several examples of this migration back to the blues, and some of them, like Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's shakedown of "Ventilator Blues," Otis Clay's stunning take on "Wild Horses," and Johnny Copeland's guitar-dominated "Tumblin' Dice" (it was Copeland's last recording before his death in 1997), are near definitive interpretations. This set is a perfect illustration that "whatever goes around, comes around." ~ Steve Leggett Tributee: The Rolling Stones. All Blues'd Up! Songs of the Rolling Stones CD music contains a single disc with 13 songs.


01. You Can't Always Get What You Want  - Luther Allison 
 02. Tumblin' Dice  - Johnny Copeland
 03. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction  - Junior Wells 
 04. Wild Horses  - Otis Clay
 05. Honkey Tonk Woman  - Taj Mahal
 06. Sway  - Alvin 'Youngblood' Heart 
 07. Ventilator Blues  - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown
 08. Beast Of Burden  - Wendell Holmes, Sherman Holmes & Willie 'Popsy' Dixon
 09. Under My Thumb  - Lucky Peterson 
 10. Its All Over Now  - Bobby Womack 
 11. Midnight Rambler  - Larry McCray 
 12. Heart Of Stone  - Joe Louis Walker
 13. Moonlight Mile  - Alvin 'Youngblood' Heart

12 de out de 2015

Blues Power ~ Songs Of Eric Clapton


Although Blues Power: Songs of Eric Clapton contains a couple versions of blues standards recorded at one time or another by Clapton, it's mostly devoted to covers of Clapton compositions by blues veterans and relative newcomers alike (i.e., either influences on Clapton or artists who have been influenced by him). The performances are generally spot-on, but that's to be expected from an artist roster that includes Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Larry McCray, and Eric Gales, among others.









8 de out de 2015

Northern Soul OST


Um excelente filme musical... Dois amigos desanimados com a monotonia da cidade em que vivem descobrem um novo mundo ao ouvirem pela primeira vez o legítimo soul americano. A paixão recém-adquirida logo mostra-se uma interessante possibilidade de negócio, os dois se destacam discotecando nas festas locais e, a partir de então, nada será como antes. Nem mesmo a amizade. E muito som rolando... Segue uma palhinha:









4 de out de 2015

All Blues'd Up! - Songs of Bob Dylan


Um grande tributo... As grandes canções de Bob Dylan cantadas por monstros do Blues & Soul... Vale a pena!!!





1 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Taj Mahal)
2 Gotta Serve Someone (Mavis Staples)
3 Lay Lady Lay(Isaac Hayes)
4 Everything Is Broken (R.L. Burnside)
5 Pledging My Time (Luther "Guiter Jr." Johnson and the Magic Rockers)
6 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight(John Hammond, Sr.)
7 Ballad of a Thin Man (James Solberg)
8 Million Miles(Alvin Youngblood Hart)
9 Watching the River Flow (Leon Russell)
10 Wallflower (The Holmes Brothers)
11 All Along the Watchtower(Larry McCray)
12 One Too Many Mornings The Band


1 de out de 2015

Paint It, Blue ~ Songs Of The Rolling Stones

The idea behind Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones is such a simple, appealing one that it's a wonder that the record wasn't made before 1997. The Stones never made any secret of their debt to the blues, so it makes sense that their songs would sound good when performed by blues and R&B artists. That's the idea behind Paint It Blue -- contemporary blues and R&B artists sing some of the band's bluesiest songs. While some may quibble that the idea is a little too cute, the performances by Luther Allison ("You Can't Always Get What You Want"), Junior Wells ("(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"), Taj Mahal ("Honky Tonk Women"), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown ("Ventilator Blues"), the Holmes Bros. ("Beast of Burden") and Bobby Womack ("It's All Over Now"), among many others, are hard to argue with. It's a rock-solid record that confirms what great songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are.