August 2011 - It Rock And Roll

Month: August 2011

Ready For Confetti is the 16th release in a celebrated career that spans 30+ years, and shows no signs of slowing down. Robert Earl Keen has toured extensively throughout most of his career, creating a loyal and extensive fan base. On any given night, the audience at a Robert Earl Keen show can be a mix of blue collar, white collar, young, middle aged, academic, honky tonk, hipster, city slicker, collegiate, socially conscious or socially inept. All are welcome and all gain something from the experience that keeps them coming back. Robert Earl Keen is a songwriter’s songwriter, who skillfully blends elements of folk, jazz, country, blues, rock, Texas swing and spoken word with his wry wit and penchant for satire. His songs make people laugh, cry, dance, sing and most importantly, think. Through all of this, the common thread that runs through Keen’s impressive body of work is the narrative. Robert Earl Keen is a master storyteller who stands side-by-side with the great storytellers of his era, in any genre. The sun-splashed title track, the swing-filled “Top Down,” the reggae-infused “Waves On The Ocean,” the venom-laced “The Road Goes On and On” and the country ballad “Paint The Town Beige” will confirm that Ready For Confetti is Robert Earl Keen in top form. Ready For Confetti was produced by Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Flatlanders), who also produced Keen’s critically acclaimed 2009 album The Rose Hotel (Lost Highway).

mp3 256 kbps | 83 MB | FSo

CD 1:
01. John “Cougar” Mellencamp & Al Cooper – Like A Rolling Stone
02. John “Cougar” Mellencamp & Al Cooper – Leopard Skin Pill Box
03. Stevie Wonder – Blowin’ In The Wind
04. George Thorogood – Wanted Man
05. Sophie B. Hawkins – I Want You
06. Lou Reed – Foot Of Pride
07. Pearl Jam – Masters Of War
08. Tracy Chapman – The Times They Are-A-Changin’
09. Johnny Cash & June Carter – It Ain’t Me Babe
10. Willie Nelson – What Was It You Wanted
11. Kris Kristofferson – I’ll Be Your Babe Tonight
12. Johnny Winter – Highway 61 Revisited
CD 2:
01. Ron Wood – Seven Days
02. Richie Havens – Just Like A Woman
03. The Clancy Brothers – When The Ship Comes In
04. Sinead O’Connor – Reciting Bob Marley
05. Neil Young – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
06. Neil Young – All Along The Watchtower
07. Chrissie Hynde – I Shall Be Released
08. Eric Clapton – Love Minus Zero
09. Eric Clapton – Don’t Think Twice
10. The O’Jays – Emotionally Yours
11. The Band – When I Paint My Masterpiece
CD 3:
01. Rosannah Cash & June Carter – You Ain’t Going Nowhere
02. George Harrison – If Not For You
03. George Harrison – Absolutely Sweet Marie
04. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – License To Kill
05. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Rainy Day Woman
06. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers & Roger McGuinn – Mr.Tambourine Man
07. Bob Dylan – Song To Woody
08. Bob Dylan – It’s Allright Ma
09. Bob Dylan Eric Clapton Tom Petty George Harrison & Roger McGuinn – My Backpages
10. Bob Dylan & The Entire Cast – Knockin’ on Heavens Door

Flac + Covers | 922 MB | WU1 | WU2 | WU3 | WU4

Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. Although the band has undergone several changes in its lineup, the music remains an eclectic blend of rock and roll, blues, R&B, boogie, country, folk, gospel, soul, funk and jazz fusion influences.
This collection includes the original Little Feat, during years while Lowell George was alive. Lowell was a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. Payne had auditioned for the Mothers, but had not joined. They formed Little Feat along with former Mothers’ bassist Roy Estrada and drummer Richie Hayward from George’s previous band, the Factory. The name of the band came from a comment made by Mothers’ drummer Jimmy Carl Black about Lowell’s “little feet.” The spelling of “feat” was an homage to The Beatles.
There are three legends about the genesis of Little Feat. One has it that George showed Zappa his song “Willin’,” and that Zappa fired him from the Mothers of Invention, because he felt that George was too talented to merely be a member of his band, and told him he ought to go away and form his own band.
While touring in support of his solo album in June 1979, at the age of 34, George collapsed in his hotel room in Arlington, Virginia. An autopsy determined the cause of death was a heart attack, although it is considered likely that George’s excess weight, (formerly chronic) drug usage, and the strain of touring contributed to his condition.
The surviving members finished and released Down on the Farm before disbanding in 1979. The band was revived in the late 1980s and continued actively performing. The following eight albums represent the recordings of Little Feat up until the time of his death. (Lowell George, 1945 – 1979).

mp3 VBR~235 kbps | 466 MB | WU1 | WU2 | WU3 | WU4 | WU5


1 – Tracy Nelson – What Good Can Drinkin’ Do
2 – Tad Robinson – Move Over
3 – Etta James – Ball and Chain
4 – Otis Clay – Piece of My Heart
5 – Lonnie Brooks – Maybe
6 – Lu Ann Barton – One Good Man
7 – Paul Black – Down On Me
8 – Koko Taylor – Get It While You Can
9 – Willie Kent – Trouble In Mind
10 – Lynn Jordan – Turtle Blues
11 – Cathy Richardson – Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
12 – Sly Johnson – Me & Bobby McGee
13 – Taj Mahal – Mercedes Benz

mp3 160 kbps | 67 MB | FSo | WU


1. Riverside
2. Sandman
3. Three Roses
4. Children
5. A Horse with No Name
6. Here
7. I Need You
8. Rainy Day
9. Never Found the Time
10. Clarice
11. Donkey Jaw
12. Pigeon Song


Gerry Beckley – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Chimes, Piano
Dewey Bunnell – Vocals, Guitars
Dan Peek – Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Bass
Dave Atwood – Drums
Ray Cooper – Percussion
Kim Haworth – Drums
David Lindley – Electric guitar

mp3 320 kbps + Covers | 133MB | FSo | WU

Here is the 2007 American Tour Compilation (edited and compiled by Rustbucket). It fits on 4 CDs (2 from the acoustic sets and 2 from the electric sets) and includes the best available version of every song played on this leg of the tour (October to December 2007). This is a great alternative to getting many different shows from different dates on the tour, as this contains the best-sounding recordings from all the shows. According to the compiler’s notes “Most of the acoustic songs I’ve selected are from Boston Dec 3 and Upper Darby Dec 9. I’ve included both the piano and synth versions of A Man Needs A Maid. Also included are two versions of Mellow My Mind, including the first night from Boise with the mouth harp intro. I’ve put all the piano songs together onto Disc 2, so I’ve subtitled Disc 2 ‘Piano Songs’, albeit a rather short disc so I’ve also included from the BSB October 28th ‘The Way’ and though not a piano song, the acoustic band version of ‘No Hidden Path’. Most of the electric songs are from Upper Darby Dec 10. To my ears this show was the most clear and dynamic for the loud electric songs. The only fades here are the long loud audience applause at the end of each track. I’ve then used WavTrim to get songs on each set to play at the same volumes. Then Goldwave to cross-fade the end of one track into the start of the next for each disc.

mp3 320 kbps | 484 MB | FSo1 | FSo2 | FSo3 | FSo4 | FSo5


01. Lucky Peterson – Money Changes Everything
02. Joe Louis Walker – Way Too Expensive
03. Bill Perry – Itchin’ For It
04. Magic Slim – How Many More Years
05. Lucky Peterson & Tamara Peterson – Been So Long
06. Bill Perry – Can’t Afford To Die
07. Joe Louis Walker – Midnight Train
08. Magic Slim – Chicken Heads
09. Lucky Peterson – Ain’t No In Between
10. Magic Slim – I’m A Bluesman
11. Bill Perry – Another Man
12. Joe Louis Walker – Blackjack
13. Lucky Peterson – LTroubles
14. Bill Perry – Til the money runs out
15. Joe Louis Walker – Rollin’ & Tumblin
16. Lucky Peterson – Armed And Dangerous
17. Magic Slim – Sunny Road Blues

mp3 320 kbps | 182 MB | FSo | WU

Expansive 30-song tribute album to the mind-bending British folkie who passed away in 2009…four decades of pioneering acoustic music that incorporated “Echoplexed” psychedelica and jazz touches made Martyn an iconic, cult figure among critics, fans and his peers …In the works for a few years, the project includes a number of notable participants including Beck, David Gray, Snow Patrol, Lisa Hannigan, Beth Orton, Robert Smith of the Cure, Phil Collins, Paolo Nutini …Martyn’s discography will, no doubt, continue to receive Deluxe treatments as unreleased material is unearthed, but Johnny Boy Would Love This brings him to a younger demographic of artists alongside more established performers like Beth Orton and Joe Bonamassa, all proving the enduring resonance of his work. Just as Island Records label mate Nick Drake has enjoyed considerable cult success decades after committing suicide in 1974, Martyn deserves similar consideration, and Johnny Boy Would Love This could well be the breakthrough that inspires others to look at his rich, varied and often heartbreaking body of work.

mp3 320 kbps | 317 MB | FSo | WU


Disc 1
01. Statesboro Blues
02. Done Somebody Wrong
03. Stormy Monday
04. You Don-t Love Me
05. Hot-Lanta
06. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
07. Whipping Post

Disc 2
01. Mountain Jam
02. Trouble No More
03. The Sky Is Crying
04. Don-t Keep Me Wonderin-

Disc 3
01. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
02. Every Hungry Woman
03. JaMaBuBu
04. Every Hungry Woman – reprise
05. Mountain Jam – reprise
06. Crowd Noise
07. No One To Run With

mp3 320 kbps  | 352 MB | FSo1 | FSo2 | FSo3 | FSo4

Guy Clark is one of the most revered writers in Nashville, a musician whose weathered tales and down home demeanor personify the essence of today’s singer/songwriter standard bearers.

Songs and Stories will alleviate that disparity, given its unplugged format and the spotlight that’s shined on shared anecdotes and some superb songwriting. With his grainy, husky vocals at the fore, these lofty ballads find Clark ruminating on everyday observations and intuitive introspection, etched, as always, from a knowing perspective. Once again, Clark’s palette spans the wry to the bittersweet, from the carefree strut of “Homegrown Tomatoes” to the longing laments that accompany his classic “L.A. Freeway,” “Dublin Blues,” “The Randall Knife” and pal Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You.” The absence of “Desperados Waiting for a Train” notwithstanding, the inclusion of songs that span Clark’s catalog, as well as a couple penned by longtime accompanist Verlon Thompson, affirm the craft and care that’s been invested in this material. With a talented quartet of musicians in tow – Thompson, Shawn Camp, Bryn Davies and Kenny Malone – the acoustic setting provides newcomers with an ideal introduction and gives longtime fans further reason for ongoing appreciation.

mp3 320 kbps | 163 MB | FSo | WU

John Allair – keyboards
Herbie Armstrong – guitar
Pete Wingfield – keyboards
David Hayes – bass
Mark Isham – trumpet
Peter Van Hooke – drums
Mick Cox – guitar


1. It’s All In The Game > You Know What They’re Writing About (incomplete)
2. Bright Side Of The Road
3. Full Force Gale
4. Troubadours
5. Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do
6. You Make Me Feel So Free
7. Moondance
8. Satisfied
9. Summertime In England

Avi | 440 MB | FSo | WU

The legendary Bottle Rockets, hailing from St. Louis and extant since 1992, are still going strong and set to release Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With the Bottle Rockets on Bloodshot.The record was cut live in a 19th century schoolhouse in St. Louis and aims to spotlight “a dimension of the band easily overlooked” amid the usual cacophony of blazing amps and twanging guitars.According to the band, “Choosing the right venue is important to the success of any show, and the Lucas School House in St. Louis was our correct choice for two sold out shows. Located on the edge of the historic Soulard neighborhood, the venue was formerly a one-room school built in 1898. The small, second floor gymnasium had been renovated into a concert hall with a beautiful wooden interior, stained glass plush leather seating and state-of-the-art sound system. Serving as an ideal listening room during its short life, any performance in that space was an intimate music experience.

mp3 320 kbps | 117 MB | FSo | WU


Van Morrison – guitar, harmonica, tenor saxophone, vocal
Judy Clay – backing vocals on “If I Ever Needed Someone”
Alan Hand – piano, Hammond organ, celeste
Emily Houston – backing vocals on “If I Ever Needed Someone”
Keith Johnson – trumpet, Hammond organ
John Klingberg – bass
John Platania – electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin
Jack Schroer – soprano, alto, and baritone saxophones, piano
Dahaud Shaar (David Shaw) – drums, percussion, bass clarinet, backing vocals
Jackie Verdell – backing vocals on “If I Ever Needed Someone”

The Street Choir
Larry Goldsmith
Janet Planet
Andrew Robinson
Ellen Schroer
Dahaud Shaar (David Shaw)
Martha Velez

mp3 320 kbps | 92 MB |
FSo | WU

Pat Haney is from the same part of the country as Chris Knight, and according to his biographical information, actually worked in the same BP gas station that Knight once worked in. So it is not surprising that Haney brings a lot of that same working class hillbilly angst to his songs that Knight showed on his first album. And like Knight, Haney has, with the assistance of producer and fellow Kentuckian Ben Ewing, recorded ‘Wrong Rite of Passage’ with some of Nashville’s better “underground” players. What emerges is an album that certainly has little in common with mainstream Nashville. In fact, Haney has more of a neo-Texas sound than Knight and many other singer/ songwriters on the left side of Nashville have.’Wrong Rite of Passage’ definitely has the Chris Knight vibe and some very sinister slide guitar picking. This is a white-trash Southern coming-of-age-all-wrong song that lands somewhere between alt-country and Southern rock.

mp3 320 kbps | 79 MB | WU

Toby Purnell and Kurt Squire co-founded Crooked County in 1998 in Bloomington, IN. Purnell can be found on vocals, mandolin, and electric guitar, while Squire plays harmonica. The pair met earlier in the decade when they both played with the Indiana bands Big Mule, Preacher Preacher, and the Mary Janes. Drawing inspiration from Bill Monroe’s bluegrass music and Willie Nelson’s country sound, they decided to strike out on their own as Crooked County. The band also includes Jason Purnell, Toby Purnell’s brother, on acoustic guitar. Merrie Sloan contributes vocals, bass, and guitar, while Josh Bennett adds vocals and bass. The dual drummers are Travis Olsson and Mark Minnick. Shortly after establishing Crooked County, Squire and Toby Purnell began working on Whiskey Burns, the group’s 1999 self-released debut. The album featured Jeff Farias on bass.

mp3 320 kbps | 114 MB | WU | FSo | ES

On January 29, 2010, Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and performer with inspired versions of some of his most memorable songs. Proceeds from the sale of this product will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need. Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.

mp3 192 kbps | 57 MB | FSo | WU |

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