September 12, 2011 - It Rock And Roll
 

Day: September 12, 2011

The 2010 issue of Mississippi Blues by Sonny Landreth on the Fuel 2000 imprint is not a new album, nor is it a representative compilation of his oeuvre. In fact, the set is a complete repackage of the album entitled The Crazy Cajun Recordings originally issued on CD by Great Britain’s Edsel in 1999. The material dates from 1973 and 1977, recorded with the famed Huey P. Meaux (aka the Crazy Cajun) when he wasn’t touring with Clifton Chenier as part of his Red Hot Louisiana Band. These 20 tracks range from Landreth’s Lafayette, LA-styled take on the acoustic Delta blues solo and with a band that included a mandolin player, an electric bassist, and a drummer to his early electric experiments playing a meld of Cajun-flavored soul, rock, and R&B. The electric slide guitar fury evidenced on his own records from the 1980s onward is all but absent here, but the acoustic slide work is particularly plentiful — check his reading of “I Know You Rider,” “Lazy Boy,” and the stomping “Prodigal Son.” Other styles of rural acoustic blues are represented by the Piedmont-styled “Don’t Cry for Me” and “Lookin’ for a Good Time” (the latter played with a backing band). There’s some roadhouse boogie here as well in “Baby Ain’t That Love” and “The Only One.” In other words, there isn’t anything about this collection that can’t be recommended. Quite the opposite. It’s simply a consumer warning that the sticker on the outside of the package — which says “The Best of the Best” — is somewhat misleading. If you don’t already have this stuff, snap it up.

Flac | 405 MB | FSo | WU

Track listing
1) BLOWING IN THE WIND – O.V. Wright
2) GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY – Howard Tate
3) I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT – Marion Williams
4) MAGGIE’S FARM – Solomon Burke
5) DON’T THINK TWICE, IT’S ALRIGHT – Brook Benton
6) FROM A BUICK 6 – Gary US Bonds
7) THE MAN IN ME – The Persuasions
8) LIKE A ROLLING STONE – Major Harris
9) WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE – The Neville Brothers
10) MR TAMBOURINE MAN – Con Funk Shun
11) MASTERS OF WAR – The Staple Singers
12) I’LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT – Bill Brandon
13) MOST LIKELY YOU GO YOUR WAY AND I’LL GO MINE – Patti La Belle
14) KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR – Booker T Jones
15) ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER – Bobby Womack
16) JUST LIKE A WOMAN – Nina Simone
17) I SHALL BE RELEASED – Freddie Scott
18) LAY LADY LAY – The Isley Brothers
19) TONIGHT I’LL BE STAYING HERE WITH YOU -Esther Phillips
20) EMOTIONALLY YOURS – The O’Jays

mp3 320 kbps | 233 MB | FSo | WU

Track listing
1. I Want To Hold Your Hand-Al Green
2. Back In The USSR-Chubby Checker
3. We Can Work It Out-Maxine Brown
4. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey-Fats Domino
5. Ticket To Ride-Wee Willie Walker
6. Good Day Sunshine-Roy Redmond
7. Please Please Me-Mary Wells
8. Eleanor Rigby-Gene Chandler
9. And I Love Her-The Vibrations
10. Come Together-Chairmen Of The Board
11. Blackbird-Billy Preston
12. Paperback Writer-R.B. Greaves
13. Rocky Racoon-The Moments
14. Drive My Car-Black Heat
15. Lady Madonna-Junior Parker
16. Help-David Porter
17. Yesterday-Linda Jones
18. Day Tripper-Otis Redding [Previously Unissued Alt Take 4]
19. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road-Lowell Fulson
20. I Saw Her Standing There-Little Richard
21. Don’t Let Me Down-Donald Height
22. Get Back-The Main Ingredient
23. The Long And Winding Road-The New Birth
24. Let It Be-Aretha Franklin

mp3 320 kbps | 211 MB | FSo | WU

Tracklist:

Disc 1
01. Intro
02. Tell Me Why
03. Mellow My Mind
04. After The Gold Rush
05. Too Far Gone
06. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
07. A Man Needs A Maid
08. No One Seems To Know
09. Heart Of Gold

Disc 2
01. Intro
02. Country Home
03. Band Intro
04. Don’t Cry No Tears
05. Down By The River
06. Lotta Love
07. Like A Hurricane
08. The Losing End
09. Drive Back
10. Southern Man
11. Cinnamon Girl
12. Announcements
13. Cortez The Killer

mp3 320 kbps | 225 MB | WU 1 | WU 2 | WU3

REM’s massive 1989 world tour in support of their Green album – released at the end of ’88 – took up virtually the entire year. Beginning in Japan in late January and concluding back in the band’s hometown of Athens, Georgia eleven months later, it was this tour which allowed REM to explode onto the mainstream, while still retaining their ‘indie’ credentials. Playing throughout as a five piece for the first time – Peter Holsapple from the dB’s was in tow on keyboards – this lengthy tour established the group as first division players – a position they have retained ever since. This CD features the full show played at the Orlando Arena in Florida on 30th April 1989, also the subject of a live FM broadcast. The dynamic set played by the group that night featured 6 of the songs from Green, plus a heady mix of ‘oldies’ from their previous 5 records, albeit with emphasis on ’87’s Document and the previous year’s Life’s Rich Pageant. Completing the set with a couple of covers from fellow Athens collective Pylon, whose ‘Crazy’ had already been featured as b-side to REM’s ‘Driver 8’ single in ’85, plus ‘Academy Flight Song’ a live favourite for the band taken from the back catalogue of Boston’s Mission Of Burma. All told, this legendary broadcast finds REM at the point in their career when huge worldwide success was beckoning, but when the group -always firmly grounded – had full control of exactly where they were and where they were going.

mp3 160 kbps | 82 MB | FSo | WU

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