mixtapes for weathers and moods / music for good days and bad days

For nonstop listening of players' tracks you must login to DEEZER music site! / A lejátszók számainak zavartalan hallgatásához be kell lépned a DEEZER zeneoldalra.

2018. április 17., kedd

17-04-2018 8:40 BLUES:MiX # 33 blues(y) songs from the BLUES circle 2017-2011 # 1h 59m

17-04-2018 8:40 BLUES:MiX # 33 blues songs from the BLUES circle 2017-2011 # 1h 59m # Shannon McNally, Otis Taylor, Luther Dickinson, Moreland & Arbuckle, Rhiannon Giddens, Pokey LaFarge, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Joe Bonamassa, Luther Dickinson, The James Hunter Six, Eric Burdon, Lanie Lane

B L U E S   M U S I C


BLUES_circle The player always plays the latest playlist tracks. / A lejátszó mindig a legújabb playlist számait játssza. 


With her earthy, bluesy voice and fresh, unbridled approach to songwriting, Shannon McNally carries the great blues and blues-rock tradition on to new generations of fans who already appreciate bands like the North Mississippi All Stars, Warren Haynes, and others who have gained footholds on the jam band and blues festival circuit -- and turning jam band fans into blues fans can't be a bad thing. 
Shannon McNally
You Made Me Feel for You (Rodney Crowell) 2:57
Roll Away the Stone (Garry Burnside / Shannon McNally) 3:27
Low Rider (J.J. Cale) 2:53
from Black Irish 2017
Shannon McNally is a song poet, singer, and guitar slinger whose records have been placed under the Americana umbrella since 2002. That said, her music is so mercurial and vision so vast, the term only fits in the most general sense... Black Irish was born of personal pain. Its songs were birthed as McNally was caring for her terminally ill mother, going through a painful divorce, and raising her daughter alone. Years earlier she'd met Rodney Crowell (who was introduced to her work through producer John Leventhal) when he was auditioning singers. The pair became e-mail correspondents. For his part, after their initial encounter, Crowell felt compelled to "shepherd" her next album into being. Lucky for him, she agreed...

Bluesman Otis Taylor never skirted tough subject matter in a career that took him from the Folklore Center in Denver to a brief stay in London, England, to retirement from music in 1977, to being a successful antiques broker and, since 1995, back again to the blues. / A highly acclaimed Denver, Colorado-based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. 
Otis Taylor
Twelve String Mile (Otis Taylor) 4:09
Jump Jelly Belly (Otis Taylor) 3:55
D to E Blues (Otis Taylor) 3:30
Roll Down the Hill (Otis Taylor) 4:05
from Fantasizing About Being Black 2017
Otis Taylor stands alone among 21st century blues musicians in his fearlessness in redefining what the music means in modern society. He pushes forward, but he also has a deep knowledge of its history, and 2017's Fantasizing About Being Black draws upon the past to offer commentary of contemporary race relations in America. Taylor's 11 original compositions -- including four earlier tunes re-recorded for this record -- take stock of African American history, from slavery into the present, but there's a concentration of stories from the 20th century, including songs devoted to World War II and Civil Rights marchers... Neither his music nor lyrics follow shopworn blues changes, but that's why they feel so vital: far from resting on clichés, Taylor recasts the blues and the history of Black America on Fantasizing About Being Black in a way that speaks to a new century, and the results are bracing.

A gifted guitarist with an eclectic range of influences, Luther Dickinson has earned a reputation as an innovator in modern blues while also having a keen understanding and respect for its rich history. Dickinson came from a notable musical family. / A son of Memphis royalty, a talented guitarist with an eclectic range of influences, and one of the North Mississippi All-Stars. 
Luther Dickinson
Hurry Up Sunrise (Luther Dickinson / Otha Turner) 3:53
Let It Roll (Luther Dickinson) 4:02
Devilment (Luther Dickinson) 3:21
from Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Volumes I & II 2016
Blues & Ballads: A Folksinger's Songbook, Vols. 1-2 is the solo album Luther Dickinson has been hinting at for half a decade. In 2010, Home Sweet Home, a collection of old-time folk and blues standards, appeared by the South Memphis String Band (a collective of Dickinson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Jimbo Mathus). Two years later, its follow-up, Old Times There..., was one of three Dickinson-related albums released on the same day; the others were Hambone's Meditations (solo guitar instrumentals inspired by Jack Rose and the Takoma School) and Go on Now, You Can't Stay Here: Mississippi Folk Music, Vol. 3 (with the Wandering, an acoustic vocal group featuring Dickinson, Sharde Thomas, Amy LaVere, and Shannon McNally). Most of the aforementioned are present here, as are appearances by Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Will Sexton, JJ Grey, and others. Dickinson has been collecting songbooks and sheet music throughout his life. Though he wrote or co-wrote all 21 songs here, they have been inspired by tunes he learned and people and traditions he learned from...

Guitarist Aaron Moreland and harpist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle have fashioned an old/new 21st century roots sound by merging several American musical strains, from blues, folk, and country to rock and soul, and when at their best, they do it all with a raw and energetic passion. / This much-praised roots trio's fourth album is its first for a major label. 
Moreland & Arbuckle
Take Me With You (When You Go) (Dustin Arbuckle / Aaron Moreland / Kendall Newby) 4:07
Woman Down in Arkansas (Lee McBee) 4:13
I’m a King Bee (Slim Harpo / James Moore) 2:49
from Promised Land or Bust 2016
Promised Land or Bust is Moreland & Arbuckle's Alligator Records debut. The Kansas bluesmen re-enlisted producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, the Sword) -- who also helmed their brilliant 7 Cities in 2013. The Kansas bluesmen claim Alligator was a natural fit, since their first signing was Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers, an enormous influence on their sound. Guitarist Aaron Moreland, vocalist and harmonicist Dustin Arbuckle, and drummer Kendall Newby are supported on about half these tracks by guests: bassist Mark Foley and keyboardist Scott Williams adding depth to the band's considerable firepower. Here, roots inspirations of Mississippi Delta and Hill Country blues are re-examined and reaffirmed and balanced with electric roadhouse boogie and hard, heartland rock...

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is best known as the frontwoman of African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, whose 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig earned them a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. 
Rhiannon Giddens
Last Kind Words (Geeshie Wiley) 4:13
Black is the Color (Rhiannon Giddens / Traditional) 4:35
Angel City (Rhiannon Giddens) 3:52
from Tomorrow Is My Turn 2015
Stepping away from the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens teams up with producer T-Bone Burnett for her 2015 solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn. Giddens previously worked with Burnett on Lost on the River, an album where musicians added new music to lyrics Bob Dylan left behind during The Basement Tapes, and she also appeared in a concert he shepherded for the Coen brothers' folk revival opus Inside Llewyn Davis -- two projects steeped in history, as is Tomorrow Is My Turn. Here, Giddens expands upon the neo-string band of the Carolina Chocolate Drops by crafting an abbreviated and fluid history of 20th century roots music -- along with the older forms that informed it -- concentrating on songs either written or popularized by female musicians...

Americana singer/songwriter combines blues, country, and Western swing into his own unique style. 
Pokey LaFarge
Something In The Water (Pokey LaFarge / Scott Ligon / Casey McDonough / Jimmy Sutton) 3:23
All Night Long (Hudson Whittaker) 2:51
from Something in the Water 2015
Some artists who evoke the styles of the past seem to have spent every waking moment of their adult lives struggling to sound as if they were born in a different decade. Pokey LaFarge, on the other hand, makes music that suggests he somehow passed through a wrinkle in time from 1929 to 2015, complete with his banjo in hand; LaFarge's music never seems forced, but flows from him naturally with an easy grace, a playful insouciance, and a confidence in his talent that stops well short of arrogance. After jumping to the big leagues with his self-titled 2013 album released by Jack White's Third Man label, LaFarge has ambled back to the independents; Something in the Water is his first album for Rounder, the venerable roots music label, but Something ranks with his best recorded work to date, maintaining the rootsy sway and swagger of his earlier albums but boasting stronger instrumental interplay and an extra dose of pep that makes the finished product especially winning...

Trio that combines country blues and alternative country into a unique roots rock blend. 
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Let's Jump a Train (The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band) 3:09
Dirt (The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band) 5:17
Front Porch Trained (The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band) 3:50
from So Delicious 2015
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band release their fifth album, So Delicious, on a revitalized Yazoo Records via Shanachie. Yazoo is a storied blues label and it's a good fit for the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, a trio from the backwoods of Indiana whose members desperately wish they hailed from the Delta. Such geographical displacement has a long history in American music -- in the back half of the 20th century, John Fogerty's swamp rock from San Francisco might be the best known -- so Peyton and his crew don't feel like charlatans: they're Americans who like to live in their ideal fantasy world...

Blues-rock guitarist who got his start with the band Bloodline before launching a solo career. / Guitar mastermind Joe Bonamassa, a young player with the childhood dream of playing music similar to legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix, was 22 when he inked a deal with Epic. Hailing from Utica, New York, Bonamassa could play the blues before he could drive a car.
Joe Bonamassa
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) (Jimi Hendrix) 1:19
Heartache Follows Wherever I Go (Joe Bonamassa / James House) 4:33
I Gave Up Everything for You, 'Cept the Blues (Joe Bonamassa / Jerry Flowers / Jeffrey Steele) 4:39
from Different Shades Of Blue 2014
Joe Bonamassa has moved far past his initial incarnation as a kid guitar wiz with a Stevie Ray Vaughan fascination, and has developed into an elegantly reverent guitarist and a fine singer as well, bringing a little R&B blue-eyed soul to the blues. For Different Shades of Blue, Bonamassa co-wrote songs with veteran Nashville songwriters Jeffrey Steele, Gary Nicholson, James House, Jerry Flowers, and Jonathan Cain, then took 11 of the songs and tracked them in Las Vegas at Studio at the Palms with producer Kevin Shirley and a solid band of studio musicians including Reese Wynans (organ, piano), Carmine Rojas (bass), Michael Rhodes (bass), Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Lenny Castro (percussion), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, trombone), Ron Dziubla (saxophone), the Bovaland Orchestra (strings), and background vocalists Doug Henthorn and Melanie Williams. Bonamassa used 20 different vintage guitars for the project, along with 13 different amps, and lists each one in the liner notes. Consequently, this is an album about guitar tones, as each song demands its own and Bonamassa empties the tool kit...

A son of Memphis royalty, a talented guitarist with an eclectic range of influences, and one of the North Mississippi All-Stars. 
Luther Dickinson
Vandalize (Luther Dickinson) 2:53
Mojo, Mojo (Luther Dickinson) 5:18
Bar Band (Luther Dickinson) 2:43
Some Ol' Day (Luther Dickinson) 3:20
from Rock 'n' Roll Blues 2014
In 2012, Luther Dickinson released four albums; among them was the instrumental acoustic record Hambone's Meditations -- his first proper solo album apart from the North Mississippi All-Stars. It was nominated for a Grammy. Rock 'N Roll Blues is, in a way, an extension of that record. It's a collection of ten songs that Dickinson claims didn't fit on his other records. Altogether they create a loose, autobiographical song cycle about a life spent making music. It's played by a tight, all-acoustic band in a relaxed backporch manner. Dickinson's voice and guitar are supported by Amy LaVere's upright bass, Sharde Thomas' drums and fife, and second drummer Lightnin' Malcolm. Everybody sings backup. The album unfolds like a road map through the backwoods of Dickinson's life...

The gritty, passionate, longstanding backing band of British soulman, songwriter, and guitarist James Hunter. 
The James Hunter Six
Chicken Switch (James Hunter) 2:48
Look Out (James Hunter) 3:36
from Minute by Minute 2013
Five years between records can be a long time for most artists. James Hunter's not one of them. He's always recorded sporadically, preferring to be a road warrior. He went through some rough stuff between 2008's The Hard Way and 2012: namely, the diagnosis, illness, and eventual death of his wife Jacqueline in 2011 from cancer. Minute by Minute is billed to the James Hunter Six; it's an acknowledgment and thank you to his band -- Lee Badau (baritone saxophone), Damian Hand (tenor saxophone), Kyle Koehler (organ), Jonathan Lee (drums), and Jason Wilson (double bass), who've been playing with him for over 20 years. The set also marks the first time the Essex songwriter has recorded in America. Beautifully and organically produced and engineered by Daptone co-founder Gabriel Roth, and completely self-written, Minute by Minute is Hunter's most consistent collection of songs...

Formerly of the Animals, the gutsy, distinctive singer went on to pursue a varied solo career embracing funk, soul, and traditional blues. 
Eric Burdon
Water (Eric Burdon / Dave Steen) 4:23
Devil and Jesus (Eric Burdon / Gregg Sutton) 4:23
Old Habits Die Hard (Eric Burdon / Tom Hambridge) 4:00
from 'Til Your River Runs Dry 2013
Eric Burdon never stopped working but he did effectively disappear, falling away from the spotlight sometime before the Animals were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He kept touring, kept recording, but was decidedly underneath the radar until Bruce Springsteen made him a centerpiece of his 2012 South by Southwest keynote address, inviting the veteran rocker to share the stage with him later that night. Suddenly, Burdon was pushed into the spotlight and he capitalized upon his raised profile, cutting a quick and dirty indie EP with Cincinnati rockers the Greenhornes and then re-upping with Abkco (home of the Animals catalog) for 2013's 'Til Your River Runs Dry, his first high-profile record in eons and his first album of largely original material since 2004...

The spirit of Muddy Waters inhabiting Doris Day. 
The Andrews Sisters in the year 2010. 
Erykah Badu singing to herself as she does the housework.
Pinpointing exactly where Lanie Lane is coming from musically is not easy, but a hotpot of Blues, Jazz, Pop & Country from golden era of the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s is a good starting point.
Lanie Lane
Bang Bang 2:03
The Devil's Sake 3:13
from To The Horses 2011
...But enough with the namechecks – this is Lane’s baby: eleven tracks recorded in four days with her three-piece band: jazz maven Zoe Hauptmann on double bass and ukelele – check the uke solo on ‘Don’t Cry’, Aidan Roberts on electric guitar (it’s gotta be a Gretsch!) and Paul Derricott on drums, as well as guests including You Am I’s Tim Rogers. Produced with a nice clattery rockabilly immediacy on the up numbers and a cool word-in-your-ear intimacy on the quiet ones, it mixes up rock’n’roll, jazz and blues in just the right measure across the entire LP...

Nincsenek megjegyzések:

Megjegyzés küldése