August 31, 2012 - It Rock And Roll
 

Day: August 31, 2012

ne would be hard pressed to find a more eagerly awaited or hugely hyped indie release in 2002 than Caitlin Cary’s While You Weren’t Looking. Being a former member of Whiskeytown and band mate of eccentric but prolific tantrum-prone media darling/ whipping boy Grammy nominee Ryan Adams requires a performer to carry more baggage than a camel caravan. While You Weren’t Looking proves Cary can carry the load and then some. The spotlight is on and she proves she belongs right in the center of its brightest illumination.There’s no point in being coy or making vacuous, clever Whiskeytown comparisons. While You Weren’t Looking is an outstanding musical declaration of Cary’s independence. Its strengths are Cary’s highly literate and emotionally rich (in a brainy Richard Thompson way) songwriting and her intimate, pure voice. With primary backing by former Whiskeytowners Mike Daly (guitars), Mike Santoro (bass), Cary’s husband Skillet Gilmore (drums), former Jayhawk Jen Gunderman (keyboards), and a smorgasborg of the Raleigh-Durham area’s finest players (Brian Dennis, Andy Church, Chris Stamey, Greg Readling, Tony Lamm, Lynn Blakey, Mitch Easter), the music is rootsy but rocking, highly melodic and moody, frequently involving deft tempo changes and subtle shifts of emphasis. There is the occasional suggestive Irish lilt.

mp3 192 kbps | 69 MB | UJ | UL | TB

Tracklist:

01. Superette – Touch Me
o2. Blood on the Wall – Mary Susan
03. Envelopes – Life on the Beach
04. La Sera – I Can t Keep You in My Mind
05. Grandaddy – Kim You Bore Me To Death
06. Duplodeck – A Good Man is Hard To Find
07. The Babies – Wild 2
08. PENS – Love Rules
09. Big Troubles – Misery
10. Kell Her – (I Hate it) When You Look at Me
11. Fanzine – Running Around
12. Coloracao Desbotada – Extenso Ambiente
13. Yuck – Cousin Corona

mp3 320 kbps | 87 MB | UL | UJ | TB

Kevin Bowe and his band The Okemah Prophets, featuring Peter Anderson (The Honeydogs) and Steve Price (ELNo), will release Natchez Trace–his first full-length album of original material in over a decade. Natchez Trace is a sweeping panorama of Tom Petty-style hooks on tracks like “Haven’t You Heard,” along with some very inspired ballads. Bowe and Paul Westerberg (The Replacements) collaborated to write “Everybody Lies,” one of many great musical moments on the record. Also included are a blistering cover of John Lennon’s “I Found Out” alongside a hippie-riffic take on Spirit’s “Nature’s Way”.Natchez Trace draws you deep into its stark, haunting beauty, and the musical performances behind the songs make you take notice. Westerberg, Nels Kline (Wilco), The Meat Puppets, Johnny and Molly of Communist Daughter, Tim O’Reagan (The Jayhawks), Ben Lubeck (Farewell Milwaukee), Chuck Prophet, Freedy Johnston, and Phil Solem (The Rembrandts) all make stellar appearances. Scarlet Rivera (violinist on Bob Dylan’s Desire and his Rolling Thunder Revue tour) adds a gypsy hurricane flair to the track “In Too Deep”.

mp3 160 kbps | 68 MB | UJ | UL | TB

On this thoroughly enjoyable outing, the elder blues statesman does not stray from the formula that made the Grammy-winning Blues on the Bayou such an artistic and commercial success. Recorded at Dockside Studios in Lafayette, Louisiana, and once again produced by B.B. himself, the disc features a similarly rough and tumble electric trad-blues style. The five new songs are up to his usual standards, and all 14 tracks benefit greatly from the lithe, assured support of B.B.’s touring band, the B.B. King Blues Boys. His voice and guitar playing are supple and slinky; if only we all could be doing such vital, wonderful work at the age of 74.

mp3 320 kbps | 132 MB | UJ | UL | TB

Tracklist:

01. Aaron Neville – The Grand Tour
02. Solomon Burke – He’ll Have to Go
03. Percy Sledge – Take Time to Know Her
04. Esther Phillips – I Saw Me
05. Moses & Joshua Dillard – My Elusive Dream
06. Ann Peebles – Hangin’ On
07. Bobby Sheen – My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
08. Tami Lynn – Wings Upon Your Horns
09. The Limelights – Before the Next Teardrop Falls
10. Al Green – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
11. James Carr – Life Turned Her That Way
12. Candi Staton – He Called Me Baby
13. Z.Z. Hill – The Chokin’ Kind
14. Joe Simon – Yours, Love
15. Cookie Jackson – Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad
16. Arthur Alexander – Detroit City
17. Tony Borders – Gentle On My Mind
18. Bettye Swann – Don’t Touch Me
19. Clarence Carter – Set Me Free
20. Little Milton – Behind Closed Doors
21. Millie Jackson – If You’re Not Back In Love By Monday
22. Joe Tex – Skip a Rope
23. Brook Benton – She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye

mp3 320 kbps | 179 MB | UJ | UL | TB | FD

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