May 17, 2012 - It Rock And Roll

Day: May 17, 2012

Penny Jo Pullus celebrates the highly anticipated release of her CD, Through The Glass (MaHatMa Records) Penny Jo Pullus is finally getting the national release and attention she so richly deserves. Her latest is a cd with hits to spare, a rare and vibrant collection of works produced (in collaboration) by Ron Flynt, late of the band 20/20, and one of Austin’s top producers. Joining Penny Jo on this cd is an A-list of Austin musicians, including Ian McLagan (Small Faces, The Faces, The Bump Band, and member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame), Jimmy LaFave, John Bush (Edie Brickell And the New Bohemians, Greezy Wheels), Will Sexton, Matt Giles (Tortilla Flats, Marcia Ball Band),
Scrappy Jud Newcomb (Resentments, Bump Band), Chip Dolan (Shelley King, Kelly Willis) and Cleve Hattersley (Greezy Wheels).

As William M. Smith writes it in Rockzilla World: “Pullus’s vocal attraction lies in her ability to alternate between hellcat on a tear and the girl next door.”
Sultry or snarling, Penny Jo Pullus is the real deal.

mp3 320 kbps | 78 MB | DF

Jim Dickinson’s third album, in as many years, for Memphis International is very much a stylistic departure from anything he’s previously recorded in a music career that spans five decades. Dickinson, producer (Big Star, Replacements, Green On Red, Ry Cooder, Mudhoney, Alvin Youngblood Heart, etc.); session man (Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duane Allman) and cultural observer (“Memphis Saturday Night”) is, to say the least, one of the most idiosyncratic artists of our time. Here, he is joined only by the rhythm section of Sam Shoup (bass) and Tom Lonardo (drums) for an outing that celebrates his non-rock and roll roots.

mp3 160 kbps | 41 MB | DF

Angus Stone, one half of triple j Hottest 100 winning duo Angus & Julia Stone, is set to release his new solo album Broken Brights this July, with a first-time performance with his new band to follow at this year’s Splendour in the Grass.Broken Brights marks a slight departure from the folk sound Angus and his sister have been known for. The album, produced by Angus, shows that he can deftly shift between genres without compromising his signature sound. Title track Broken Brights shows a nostalgic, dreamy tribute to our youth — while the song Bird on the Buffalo is a more livelier composition, incorporating distorted guitar riffs, which also make an appearance in the notably rockier It Was Blue.“Recording with Julia is cool but we both have our hands on the wheel. This was an opportunity to grab the wheel and do some burn-outs”, says Stone.

mp3 VBR~237 kbps | 110 MB | DF

The Mannish Boys transcend their five previous critically acclaimed recordings with Double Dynamite – an unprecedented double studio album containing outstanding musicianship with many spectacular and notable special guests. Featured artists include Finis Tasby, Sugar Ray Rayford, Mud Morganfield, Jackie Payne, Elvin Bishop, Rod Piazza, James Harman, Jason Ricci, Bob Corritore, Randy Chortkoff, Kirk Fletcher, Frank Goldwasser, Junior Watson, Kid Ramos, Nathan James, Mike Finnigan, Fred Kaplan, Rob Rio, Willie J. Campbell, Bill Stuve, Jimi Bott and many more!

mp3 320 kbps | 295 MB | DF

The great Leon Russell’s “Hummingbird” anchors this new 10-inch, and Bonny and his assembled cast of Los Angeles musicians render it an exercise in contrast. Bonny introduces a pallet of musical soundscapes, including the keys of “Farmer” Dave Scher, the porch-stomp grooves of Entrance Band rhythm section Paz Lenchantin and Derek James, and the claps of a thousand hands before letting the song fly away in a breeze of soulful psychedelia that stretches nearly twice the original’s length. Next up is a cover of the traditional “Tribulations,” with Cairo Gang main-man Emmett Kelly, in a purely Appalachian reflection on judgment and fear and all manner of Old Testament threat. Rounding out this powerful trio of songs with a nod to Lightnin’ Hopkins and Michael Hurley, Bonny makes another run (this time all by his lonesome) at Merle Haggard’s “Because of Your Eyes.” This one lo-fi, wooly, recorded-ina- kitchen-near-a-bottle-of-whiskey sound is often attempted but rarely nailed. Bonny hits it square.

mp3 320 kbps | 35 MB | DF

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