VA – The Detroit Funk Vaults: Funk & Soul From Dave Hamilton 1968-1979 (2012)

Tracklist:

01. The Deacons – A Drop In The Bucket 02:58
02. Prophet And His Disciples – You Fool You Fool (Part 1) 02:33
03. Chico And Buddy – A Thing Called The Jones 02:20
04. The Bolton Brothers – Native Rhythm 03:53
05. The Barrino Brothers – The Bad Things (You Said To Me) 02:31
06. Billy Garner Band – Brand New Girl (Instrumental) 03:41
07. The Tokays – Clap Your Hands 02:40
08. James Carpenter – Marriage Is Only A State Of Mind 02:57
09. Dave Hamilton – Ghetto Stride 02:57
10. Little Ann – Possession 03:14
11. Charmaine – Mister Superstar 03:11
12. Jackie Dee – Who 03:00
13. OC Tolbert – Love Bandit 03:49
14. The Future Kind – Simon Says 03:52
15. Chico And Buddy – Lets Have A Ball 03:15
16. OC Tolbert – Hard Times 03:14
17. Prophet And His Disciples – You Fool You Fool (Part 2) 02:21
18. Dave Hamilton – Party Time 04:44
19. The Barrino Brothers – Ill Take My Flowers Right Now 02:57
20. The Webb People – Im Sending Vibrations 02:55
21. Chico And Buddy – You Wont Miss The Water 03:12
22. The Peppers – Bringing It Down 04:15

mp3 320 kbps | 157 MB | UJ | TB

Hurray For The Riff Raff – Look Out Mama (2012)

Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Hurray for the Riff Raff is a mellow, indie/folk/country/alternative band lead by singer/song-writer Alynda Lee Segarra’s lulling voice. In comparison to Young Blood Blues, their debut album, “Look Out Mama” retains a sense of melancholic yearning, but mostly feels more upbeat, with a more wild honky-tonk sound coming in at key songs. By the fourth track, “What’s Wrong With Me”, I could hear a strong influence of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris. Later in the album, at “Riley” I could hear my love for country and my love for alternative music successfully combined. There is something common about it, but usually that’s what characterizes Folk/Americana: a need for comfort and consistency.

mp3 VBR~235 kbps | 72 MB | UJ

Jerry Douglas – Traveler (2012)

Jerry Douglas, the internationally recognized dobro master, will release his first solo album in 3 years on 26 June via eOne Music. “Traveler” features special guest vocals from Eric Clapton, Mumford & Sons, Paul Simon, Keb’ Mo’, Marc Cohn and Alison Krauss. Douglas’ rendition of the Leadbelly classic “On A Monday,” is noteworthy as it marks his lead vocal debut. Other guests are Dr. John (piano), Béla Fleck (banjo), Del McCoury (harmony vocals), Sam Bush (harmony vocals and mandolin) and Omar Hakim (drums). Recorded in Nashville, New Orleans, New York and Banbury, U.K., “Traveler” was produced by Russ Titelman.

Flac + Covers  | 270 MB | UJ

The Reverendos – Preachin´ (2011)

Bilbao, like all large cities, has always been a breeding ground for rhythm & blues and rockabilly from the 80’s has been a scene of musicians and fans restless lovers of old rock & roll, but in recent years seems to have caught stronger with the emergence of numerous groups to revitalize the scene. Have had something to do with it bands such as The Reverend, a group formed in 1997 by Igor Garcia (vocals, piano) and Alvaro Martinez (guitar) to rescue old blues songs.The band now presents its third album, “Preachin ‘”, recorded the old style, playing together in the studio, making the songs convey the feeling of strength and direct. Own versions of songs chosen. With the West Coast blues, swing and rockabilly as major influences.

mp3 320 kbps | 93 MB | UJ

Lee Marcus – Grandpa’s Pond (2011)

Lee Marcus(fine banjo artists) is currently a solo artist/studio musician/songwriter and the co-owner of Mercy Tree Music. He has played for numerous groups including Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Mercy Tree, Legacy Drive, and Blue Streek.
After two years, Mercy Tree retired and Lee went on to play with groups such as Blue Streek and Legacy Drive which both won state championships in Georgia. While playing with Legacy Drive, the lead singer, Tommy Dutton, pushed Lee to put aside his shyness and start singing harmony and some lead. Currently, Lee plays and sings with his and Ashley Stevens’ own band, Long Gone.

mp3 320 kbps | 76 MB | UJ

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan (2012)

Dirty Projectors have announced the long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s Bitte Orca. Swing Lo Magellan is out July 10 in the U.S. and July 9 internationally via Domino. The album includes the just-released track “Gun Has No Trigger”, as well as previously discussed tracks “Maybe That Was It”, “About to Die” (“a Thriller-style song”), and “Swing Lo Magellan” (about GPS systems).Dave Longstreth wrote, recorded, produced, and mixed the album, with input from the other band members: Amber Coffman, Haley Dekle, Nat Baldwin, and Brian McOmber. (Angel Deradoorian is “on hiatus” from the band, according to a press release.)

mp3 320 kbps | 92 MB | UJ | TB

The Blue Aeroplanes – Anti-Gravity (2011)

The Blue Aeroplanes could easily be considered forgotten veterans of the British guitar pop scene, with no success of note since ‘Swagger’ was well-received around 21 years ago. In spite of that, ‘Anti-Gravity’ sounds surprisingly contemporary, partly due to the indie revival fronted by bands like The Hold Steady, who’ve made half-spoken, half-sung vocals rather fashionable again.

mp3 320 kbps | 113 MB | UJ

Silver Jews – Early Times (2012)

Formed in ’89, Silver Jews – comprised of David Berman and Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus and Bob Natasnovich – stayed relatively low profile and lo-fi, and were frequently misconstrued as a Pavement side project, though Berman was the band’s core and driving force.There are two plain ways to listen to Early Times; it can be appreciated in the obvious literal sense as 15 early Silver Jews songs in rudimentary form, or the poor quality can almost be looked at as an art form. This is, after all, an age in which artists are intentionally making terrible quality records to revert back to the charms of early, junky garage rock.

mp3 VBR~223 kbps | 59 MB | UJ | TB

Lucky Tubb & The Modern Day Troubadours – Hillbilly Fever (2010)

A new Hillbilly star from the Legendary Tubb family.  Lucky Tubb continues the traditional Hillbilly sound, so if you’re a fan or Justin Tubb or Ernest Tubb, you’re sure to love Lucky too.Lucky Tubb’s style is reminiscent of the raw original Country style, and if you’re a fan of Wayne Hancock you’ll be interested to know that he guests on this release.

mp3 192 kbps | 40 MB | UJ

Jon Dee Graham – Garage Sale (2012)

Along with peers James McMurtry, Lucinda Williams, Alejandro Escovedo and Steve Earle, Graham has made a long series of records that artfully combine his personal tale with universal truth…it’s perhaps the first time Graham let’s his music open up and stretch out like a lazy Sunday morning in bed with the newspaper and a big mug of coffee. Garage Sale is supple. Graham takes his time with beds of hymn-like organ, Crazy Horse-style jamming, and instrumental lap steel. It’s still a Jon Dee Graham record, complete with moments of punk abandon and pointed turns of phrase. But it’s also something new. –No Depression

mp3 160 kbps | 42 MB | UJ

Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit (2011)

“Gentle Spirit” is not simply the name of the debut solo album by songwriter / musician / producer Jonathan Wilson, it represents the ethos of the artist himself. Warm, supple melodies etched in layers of stringed instruments and willowy organ motifs accompany his earnest, North Carolinian drawl as he tells tales of humane values lost and found.
Wilson’s music is steeped equally in the woodsy contours of his Blue Ridge experiences and the atmospheric guitar reveries of Neil Young and Quicksilver Messenger Service. In fact, “Gentle Spirit” is remarkably evocative of that golden late `60s, early `70s period when rural and urban sensibilities colluded in producing some of rock’s most imperishable recordings.

mp3 320 kbps | 178 MB | DF