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Month: September 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

Herring has completely switched gears, but kept her signature sound intact, with an album of music for children, The Little House Songs, a collection of songs that pay tribute to the popular 1942 children’s book The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton.Although it may seem like an usual choice, folk artists have long made entire records for kids, with the best among them being releases by Pete Seeger, Tom T. Hall, Shawn Colvin, and Woody Guthrie (while we’re on the subject I have to point out that it’d be worth your while to check out the new tribute album to Tom T. Hall that includes his most famous songs for kids, Songs of Fox Hollow, which includes a cover of “I Love” beautifully delivered by Patty Griffin).

mp3 256 kbps | 45 MB | FSo | WU

A Creature I Don’t Know is Laura Marling’s third album. Since her emergence from the London folk scene in 2007 Laura continues to be one of the most exciting musical talents of her generation. A Creature I Don’t Know is a boldly accomplished and endlessly impressive album. Ten songs of intricate and captivating story telling, buoyed by Marling’s rich voice, evocative lyrics and the precise, confident playing on every track. Her delivery is pitch perfect, her voice going from delicate whisper to brooding murmur and rousing wail, sometimes all in the very same sentence.

FLAC + Covers | 248 MB | FSo | WU

Sly and the Family Stone were an American rock, funk, and soul band from San Francisco, California. Active from 1966 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of soul, funk, and psychedelic music. During the late ’60s and early ’70s, Sly Stone and his family of funkateers were one of the most popular outfits in the U.S. and beyond. Their blend of classic Soul and future Funk created the blueprint that many other bands still follow over four decades later. This box includes great albums like A Whole New Thing (1967), Dance To The Music (1968), Life (1968), Stand! (1969) and There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971).

mp3 320 kbps + Scans | 698 MB | FSo1 | FSo2 | FSo3 | FSo4 | FSo5


Tracklist :

The Odeon, Cleveland, OH 3.09.04. Instant Live (Disc Three)

01-Little Martha
02-Steady Rolling Man
03-Blue Sky
04-Change My Way
05-Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes
06-Donna Maria

The Odeon, Cleveland, OH 3.09.04. Instant Live(Disc One)

01-Southbound
02-Nobody Knows
03-Nobody Knows (Part II)
04-Where It All Belongs
05-Get Away
06-Kitchen
07-Having A Good Time

The Odeon, Cleveland, OH 3.09.04. Instant Live (Disc Two)

01-Liz Reed (live)
02-Ramblin Man (live)
03-No One To Run With (live)
04-Seven Turns (live)
05-Jessica (live)

mp3 320 kbps | 370 MB | FSo1 | FSo2 | FSo3 | FSo4

Ray Bonneville was born in French Canada and now resides in Austin Texas, and he is an absolute master of slow building songs that never lack intensity and burn. He is one of the most skilled songwriters of that dark slow smoldering yet fiery blues/roots music that is a hybrid of J.J. Cale’s groove and the Hill-Country funky trance/swamp blues by the likes of R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough among others. Ray and Justin Douglas produced this effort at Justin’s studio in Austin.The band on this disc is absolutely top shelf Austin talent. Gurf Morlix on electric and baritone guitars, electric bass, banjo and harmony vocals, Mike Meadows on drums and percussion, and Dexter Payne on alto and baritone sax, Ray handles the lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars,harmonica, and foot percussion. In addition he wrote all of the songs, nine new ones and two that are older but revised.The songs are slices of everyday lived life, the moments we remember and the stories that surround them, sometimes happy and sometimes much less so, and at times downright foolish, however all seem real enough to have been personally experienced. From the hauntingly evocative opening track Bad Man’s Blood, to the happy take on love, Funny ‘Bout Love, that concludes the disc, each song is a poignant word picture set to rich a rich musical accompaniment, with the exception of Ray’s Jump, where the saxophone replaces the voice and yet in the hands of Dexter Payne it mimics the voice and tells its own story.

mp3 320 kbps | 96 MB | WU | FSo

Tracklist:

 1. My Tennessee Mountain Home  
 2. Bargain Store               
 3. Love Is Like a Butterfly   
 4. Jolene                     
 5. 9 to 5                      
 6. Here You Come Again         
 7. Those Memories of You       
 8. Coat of Many Colors        
 9. I Will Always Love You      
10. Dolly's Breakdown   

mp3 VBR~231kbps | 59 MB | FSo  | WU

Donnie Van Zant (vocals) formed the Jacksonville, FL-based .38 Special in 1975 with Jeff Carlisi (guitar), Don Barnes (guitar, vocals), Ken Lyons (bass), Jack Grondin (drums), and Steve Brookins (drums). Two years later, the band signed with A&M Records and released its eponymous debut. Neither 38 Special or its follow-up, Special Delivery, received much attention, but the group began to build up a following through its constant touring. Bassist Lyons left before the recording of 1979’s Rockin’ Into the Night, the album that demonstrated a more melodic, driving sound; he was replaced by Larry Junstrom. Rockin’ Into the Night became a moderate hit, but 1981’s Wild-Eyed Southern Boys was a genuine hit, going platinum and generating the Top 40 “Hold On Loosely.” Special Forces, released in 1982, was even more popular, spawning the Top Ten single “Caught Up in You” and “If I’d Been the One.” Tour de Force (1983) and Strength in Numbers (1986) were both successes, and the band continued to be a popular touring outfit. Barnes and Brookins left in 1987; Barnes was replaced by Danny Chauncey.

mp3 160 kbps | 87 MB | FSo | WU

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