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|King Salami And The Cumberland Three - Cookin' Up A Party
||Dirty Water Records 2013||LP||18.00 €
|Big Jay McNeely - Country Boy
All tracks were recorded live, direct-to-disc at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, Kansas 2011.
|Apo Records 2012||LP||15.00 €
|Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone
||V2 2012||LP||20.00 €
|Ray Collins' Hot-Club - High Life
||Brisk Records 2012||LP||17.00 €
|Robert Cray Band - Nothin' But Love
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, over 12 million of records sold worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986.
Since then, Cray has gone on to record fifteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is the youngest living legend to receive the prestigious honor. And while he can look back over an astonishing three-decade career punctuated by his trademark sound and distinct playing style, Robert Cray is too busy moving forward on an amazing journey that has him releasing his sixteenth studio album and embarking on yet another world tour.
Nothin But Love will be both his first collaboration with the Provogue Records label and super-producer Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa). This ten-song stand includes material from all four Robert Cray Band members; Cray (vocals / guitar), Jim Pugh (keyboards), Richard Cousins (bass) and Tony Braunagel (drums) that blends blues, rock, soul and jazz with a lyric-sheet that examines the triumphs, fallouts and follies of love.
“Kevin did an amazing job producing this album and I’m really happy with the outcome,” says Cray, “he captured the real essence of the Robert Cray Band, that live energy we deliver on the road that is usually so difficult to nail down in the studio. I think it’s one of the strongest records that we’ve done.”
And he’s right. In terms of production, long-time fans will be thrilled with a recording featuring what Shirley calls “the dirt under the fingernails.” Recorded live over a two-week burst at the Revolver Studios in LA, Nothin But Love features the soaring breakup blues of “Won’t Be Coming Home”, the jazz chops of “I’ll Always Remember You”, the soul-drenched ode to repossession that is “Great Big Old House” to the frantic ’50s-flavoured rocker “Side Dish.”
Cray still remembers the first love that led him here. “My dad was in the army, so we moved around quite a bit,” he explains. “I had a lot of time and the guitar became my friend. Also, when I first picked up a guitar, The Beatles were just out, and that’s why I got one. That’s why a lot of kids got guitars. The whole atmosphere of that time was, ‘Hey, I learnt this’. ‘Well, let me show you this…’ So that’s what sparked my interest, and it never really went away.” Cray cites Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy and B. B. King as formative guitar influences, alongside singers like Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, but just as pivotal for the aspiring bluesman was witnessing Albert Collins play a set at his high-school dance.
It was that Collins performance that led to the formation of the Robert Cray Band in 1974, a four piece touring band featuring Cray on lead vocals and guitar and longtime friend Richard Cousins on bass, whose thrillingly modern take on the blues was the talk of the circuit, even if the singer was a bit of an introvert on stage. “I just couldn’t speak to the audience,” says Robert with a smile, “so Richard would do all the introductions. These days I think I’m better at it.” In 1976 after two years of touring and in the first of many pinch-yourself moments the band was invited to be the house band for Albert Collins; a stellar musical apprenticeship and schoolboy fantasy that lasted over 18 months.
Opening their account with 1980’s Who’s Been Talkin’, the Robert Cray Band fired off three albums in quick succession, and although 1985’s False Accusations hijacked the charts and won an industry blues award, it was the following year’s Strong Persuader that achieved lift-off, hitting a US#13 chart position that was unprecedented for a blues record in the synthesizer age. “I guess Strong Persuader just captured a good spirit and energy,” Cray reflects. “People are still calling out for some of those songs at shows. It gave us a good springboard. I guess it was the songs, but it was also the era, because radio and MTV gave us a foothold, and we had videos out too.”
Cray had arrived in the big league. As singles like “Smoking Gun” scaled the singles charts across the planet and word spread of his incendiary live shows, his name began to be mentioned in the same breath as the blues heavyweights, and he was regularly to be found working alongside them. He spent the years that followed guesting on Eric Clapton’s Journeyman album, jamming live with Keith Richards, appearing in Tina Turner’s TV special Break Every Rule, posthumously inducting Howlin’ Wolf into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and supplying solos for the late John Lee Hooker. “We became good friends,” says Cray of this latter hero. “We were with the same agency, so we did a lot of shows together. I went to Japan with John Lee and watched as the Japanese fans mobbed him. It was fantastic. He was a real one-off.”
The oft-quoted line reads ‘bluesmen improve with age’, and Cray’s evolving output through the next two decades gives weight to the theory. “In the ’90s, we had the I Was Warned album (1992), and then Sweet Potato Pie (1997), which was a Memphis kind of thing that got into the soul bag,” he recalls. “I really liked those two records: there was some good songwriting.”
In 2000 he took home a Grammy for the album Take Your Shoes Off and went on to release two additional Grammy nominated albums Twenty (2005) featuring the poignant anti-Iraq war song of the same name, and This Time (2009) featuring the soul drenched favorite “I Can’t Fail.” The following year, the Robert Cray Band release the live album Cookin’ In Mobile (2010) and once again toured worldwide to sellout crowds.
“We have been very lucky,” says Cray, “with music becoming mostly digital in recent years and artists not selling the same number of physical records, we’re afforded the luxury of having a great loyal and amazing fan base around the world, allowing a band like ours to continue to work.”
It’s quite a humble and unassuming statement, given his illustrious career – but that’s always been Cray’s style. He doesn’t take anything for granted, doesn’t rest on his laurels. So on this sixteenth studio release, Robert Cray is once again laying down his cards, testing his talent, fusing that dazzling voice to some of the most powerful material in his three-decade back catalogue and offering his fans Nothin But Love.
Nothin’ But Love is not the kind of album you have a casual fling with. It’s the kind of album you fall for.
|Mascot Music Production 2012||LP||20.00 €
|Rosie Flores - Working Girl's Guitar
Limited edition LP - includes code for free MP3 download of the album
|Bloodshot Records 2012||LP||18.00 €
|Roy Thompson & The Mellow Kings - Back On Tracks
||Sleazy Records 2012||LP||17.00 €
|Barrence Whitfield And The Savages - Savage Kings
After 25 years, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages have got together again and recorded a new kicking and shouting rock & roll album.Featuring core members of the original line-up Barrence Whitfield, Peter Greenberg and Phil Lenker.Recorded in Cincinnati as a homage to King Records for its lasting inspiration to the band.
|Munster Records 2011||LP||20.00 €
|Dave Alvin - Eleven Eleven 2LP
||Yep Roc Records 2011||LP||25.00 €
|George Thorogood And The Destroyers - 2120 South Michigan Ave. 2LP
2120 South Michigan Avenue, home of Chicago’s Chess Records, may be the most important address in the bloodline of the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. That address – immortalized in the Rolling Stones’ like-named instrumental, recorded at an epochal session at Chess in June 1964 and included on the band’s album 12 X 5 – serves as the title to George Thorogood’s electrifying Capitol/EMI salute to the Chess label and its immortal artists.
Thorogood has been essaying the Chess repertoire since his 1977 debut album, which included songs by Elmore James and Bo Diddley that originated on the label. He has cut 18 Chess covers over the years; three appeared on his last studio release, 2009’s The Dirty Dozen.
On 2120 South Michigan Avenue, he offers a full-length homage to the label that bred his style with interpretations of 10 Chess classics. The album also includes original tributes to the Windy City and Chess’ crucial songwriter-producer-bassist Willie Dixon, penned by Thorogood, producer Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming, plus a cranked-up version of the Stones’ titular instrumental.
Produced by Tom Hambridge, three time Grammy nominee, 2010 Grammy winner the album also include featured guests Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite, also both 2010 Grammy winners!
….this is the album George Thorogood was born to make!
This 2 LP vinyl set also includes a bonus track “Sweet Little Rock And Roller”
|Capitol Records 2011||LP||28.00 €
|JD McPherson - Signs & Signifiers
NOW AVAILABLE ALSO ON 180 GRAM VINYL. + FREE ALBUM DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CODE
|Hi-Style Records 2011||LP||18.00 €
|Slim Sandy - New Way Rockin'
rockin' hillbilly from Canada
|Hog Maw Records 2011||LP||13.00 €
|Buddy Guy - Living Proof 2LP
Carrying 12 tracks on 3 sides, the fourth side is graced with a beautifully crafted 'etching' that is as much a pleasure for the eye as the other sides are for your ears!
180 grams audiophile vinyl
Side D contains etching
Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album 2010
|Jive Records 2010||LP||29.00 €
|Jason & The Scorchers - Halcyon Times 2LP
||Blue Rose Records 2010||LP||35.00 €
|Jimmie Vaughan - Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites 2LP
Legendary Texan guitar slinger Jimmie Vaughan returns with his first solo outing in nearly 9 years, a collection of mostly covers on which Jimmy and cohorts capture the authentic studio sound of the late 50s when most of the tracks were first cut.
Jimmie handpicked the covers made famous by the likes of Little Richard, Jimmy Reed, Willie Nelson, Doug Sahm and many more.
The album was self-produced and recorded in Vaughan's hometown of Austin with a solid group of mostly local musicians, with longtime cohort Ann Barton lending her vocals to a handful of tunes.
|Proper Records 2010||LP||25.00 €
|Jo Buddy & Down Home King III - Everything's Gonna Be Alright!
||Ram-Bam Records 2010||LP||20.00 €
|Mad Matt Kotovuori - Hard Boiled LP + CD
featuring Jimmie "Bluesman" Lawson
|Snowflake Records 2010||LP||20.00 €
|Sam Cooke - One Night Stand ! Live At The Harlem Square Club
originally recorded 1963
|Sony Music 2010||LP||19.00 €
|Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers - The Kneeanderthal Sounds Of
It’s the Earth quaking Crunching Terrifying Kneeanderthal sound of those British Rocking Beat Garage Dinosaurs Hipbone Slim and the Knee Tremblers after already 3 Full Lengths on Voodoo Rhythm here’s the newest Strike . Sir Bald Diddley aka Sir Bald aka Hipbone Slim (Guitar/Vocals). the one and only Bruce 'Bash' Brand on drums. Bruce has walloped skins for many lauded beat, rhythm n punk combos (Milkshakes, Headcoats, Holly Golightly, Masonics, etc.) and even played with Link Wray, The Pretty Things and The Downliner Sect! and new in the Team: Gez Gerrard plays bass guitar, in-between the last album ‘the sheik said shake (voodoo rhythm VR1251) and ‘the kneeanderthal sound of ..’ there a lot happened.. Sir Bald formed a SKA Orchestra a Beat Combo and the fabulous ‘The Kneejerk Reactions’ and on this new album you can smell the Dustry Road they went trou .. it has everything in it.. Raw Beats Garage Sound Rockabilly Surf Primitive Rock’n’Roll R&B Blues and all melted well and Perfect together in that Unique Hipbone Slim Sound everybody cann copy but nowbuty reaches it … anyway those 15 tracks where Analogue Elecrtically Recordet by ex Toe Rag engineer, Ed Deegan at his own Gizzard Studios in Swinging London
|Voodoo Rhythm Records||LP||17.00 €
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