Ana Popovic – Trilogy (2016)

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USA FlagRelease Date: May 20, 2016
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock
Label: Artistexclusive Records
USA (Memphis, Tennessee)

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TRILOGY shines a spotlight on Ana’s musicianship. Whether it’s through Ana’s agile guitar shredding or with her soulful voice. The three volume release has been a labor of love it shows. Recording and putting together such a large collection of songs across several genres was no easy task. Ana demands the best when it comes to her music, and this album holds up to her own standards, and industry standards there. Every musician on the album is such a master at their own instrument that throughout the record, Ana and her band are effortlessly able to transition from genre to genre. Ana describes TRILOGY as her biggest career accomplishment to date.On Trilogy, guitarist Ana Popovic shows off her omnivorous musical approach, which draws equally from blues, jazz and rock.

Line up:

Ana Popovic: vocal, guitar, slide guitar;
Ivan Neville: keys, backing vocals;
Jason Clark: keys;
Darwin Perkins: rhythm guitar;
Harold Smith: rhythm guitar;
Mark Mullins: trombone, horn arrangements;
Bobby Campo: trumpet;
Jason Mingledorf: tenor sax;
George Porter, Jr.: bass guitar, backing vocals;
Jackie Clark: bass guitar;
Tommy Sims: bass guitar;
Raymond Weber: drums, backing vocals;
Peewee Jackson: drums;
Angie Primm: backing vocals;
Angelika Joseph: backing vocals;
Erika Falls: backing vocals;
Joe Bonamassa: lead guitar;
Robert Randolph: lap steel guitar;
Michele Papadia: keys;
Mark van Meurs: bass guitar;
Cody Dickenson: drums, keys;
Stéphan Avellaneda: drums;
Edward Cleveland: drums;
Al Kapone: rap vocals;
Delfeayo Marsalis: trombone, horn arrangements;
Khari Allen Lee: alto sax;
Roderick Paulin: tenor sax;
Scott Johnson: baritone sax;
Kyle Roussell, piano;
David Pulpus: acoustic bass;
Barry Stephenson: acoustic bass;
Herlin Riley: drums;
Bernard Purdie: drums.

 

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The first disc, « Morning », explores soul and funk:

CD1:

01. Love You Tonight 4:04
02. She Was a Doorman 4:03
03. Show You How Strong You Are 3:23
04. Fencewalk 4:21
05. Train (feat. Joe Bonamassa) 4:57
06. If Tomorrow Was Today 5:15
07. Long Road Down 4:32
08. Hook Me up (feat. Robert Randolph) 4:37
09. Too Late 5:26

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« Mid-Day » showcases Popovic’s blues-rock side:

CD2:

01. You Got the Love 5:26
02. Johnnie Ray 3:44
03. Woman to Love 3:17
04. Let’s Do It Again 3:49
05. Who’s Yo’ Mama? 3:16
06. Wasted 2:16
07. Crying for Me 3:09

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The disc Midnight tackles jazz:

CD3:

01. New Coat of Paint 3:25
02. Waiting on You 4:30
03. In a Sentimental Mood 3:37
04. Old Country 3:44
05. Waiting on You (Double-Time Swing) 3:57
06. Heaven’s Crying Aka: Song for the Next Generation 3:58
07. You Don’t Know What Love Is 4:45

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Lucas Haneman Express – Welcome Aboard (2015)

Lucas Haneman Express - Welcome Aboard (2015)

 

Canada-180-animated-flag-gifsRelease Date: April 24, 2015
Genre: Blues/Rock/Funk
Label: Lucas Haneman Express
Canada (Ottawa)

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The Lucas Haneman Express is a soulful, fun filled and electrifying musical ride. « Welcome Aboard » is the Lucas Haneman Express’s aptly titled debut release, and it is a journey through fresh funky grooves, memorable melodic hooks, gripping guitar solos, and blistering band interplay.The band’s music is a combination of funk, blues, reggae and rock, tied together by undertones of the Jazz spirit (musical interaction and reaction).

Line up:

Lucas Haneman (guitar, mandolin,vocals)
Jeff Asselin (drums),
Martin Newman (bass).

 

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1. Bring It Back (3:40)
2. Purple Drink (4:27)
3. Dub Monkey (5:58)
4. Want You (4:56)
5. Some Change (5:45)
6. Walking A Fine Line (6:01)
7. Real Love (4:33)
8. Baker’s Dozen (…And Then Some) (6:04)
9. Sweet Bliss (4:35)
10. You Are Forgiven (5:09)
11. The Race (3:48)

 

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Frank Viele – Fall Your Way (2015)

Frank Viele - Fall Your Way (2015)

 

 

USA FlagRelease Date: April 7, 2015
Genre: Blues,Acoustic, Rock, Funk
Label: Horizon Music Group
USA ( New Haven, Connecticut)

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FALL YOUR WAY showcases the Connecticut singer-songwriter’s signature whiskey shot, bluesy vocals over the “constant strum” guitar style he picked up as a young teenager tailgating in the parking lots of Dave Matthews Band concerts.Frank Viele constructs his sound beneath an acoustic funk ceiling with windows of alternative pop, folk and soul. A musical carpenter in the independent rock genre, this singer/songwriters approach mixes a dry wit with a soulful touch.

Line up:

Frank Viele – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Max Capello – Lead Guitar
Tom Barraco – Drums/Percussion
Michael Gurge – Organ/Keys
Brendan Wolfe – Bass

 

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01 Broken Love Song (Featuring Joe Bonamassa)
02 Kalifornia
03 How Dare You Say You’re Sorry
04 Alexa
05 Easy Money
06 When You Gonna Come Home
07 Tonight I Must Leave Your Arms
08 Monsters In The Hall
09 Someday I’m Gonna Make You Mine
10 You Don’t Have To Go
11 Kick Up Your Heels
12 You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
13 I Just Don’t Know

 

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Malted Milk – Get Some (2012)

Malted Milk - Get Some (2012)

 

 

2818fb91b49d01a579c7edc2d4883566Release Date: March 6, 2012
Genre: Blues, Blues Soul, Funk, Blues Rock
Label: Dixiefrog
France

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Malted Milk’s unrivaled soulfulness is more than a sign of their respect for this glorious past. The boundless energy you will find on this album is a mere sample of their ability, a glimpse of their electrifying potential on stage. Blues purists, funk freaks and avid listeners alike will testify to the authenticity of Malted Milk’s musical might.Inspired compositions, precise arrangements, elegant vocal harmonies, and clever production… who could ask for more? Chances are their artistic honesty will conquer new adepts among those whose ears haven’t yet been polluted by artificial pop sounds. You can bet on it, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke and Howard Tate wouldn’t have remained unmoved by these recordings. But this is not the least of Malted Milk’s achievements, who have managed to impose their soul-drenched repertoire in Europe.

 

Line up:

Arnaud Fradin : Guitars, Lead Vocals
Gilles Delagrange : Drums
Igor Pichon : Bass, Vocals
Yann Cuyeu : Guitar, Vocals
Nicolas Mary : Organ , Vocals
Franck Bougier : Trumpet
Sylvain Fétis : Saxophone

 

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01. Human Wave [00:04:27]
02. Hope She Believes In Me [00:03:56]
03. Touch You [00:03:23]
04. Sweet Baby [00:03:56]
05. True Love [00:06:45]
06. Since You Left Me [00:05:23]
07. Soul Of A Woman [00:04:06]
08. Nola Dance [00:03:54]
09. Brand New Man [00:04:11]
10. I Know It Was Your Love [00:04:45]

 

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Coyote Kings With Mush – Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets

Coyote Kings With Mush - Nasty Habits & Dirty Little Secrets

USA FlagOriginal Release Date: February 19, 2013
Genre: Blues,Funky Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Rockin’ Blues
Label: TwinLion
USA (S.E. Washington State)

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For over a decade Wall Walla’s Rob Barrett and his Coyote Kings have been a driving force in the eastern Washington blues scene and now are the proud hosts of the 2nd Wall Walla guitar festival.The album kicks off with the Texas BBQ styled funk of the title track featuring Morgan belting out vocals as gritty as the guitar riffs. Nasty Habits and Dirty Little Secrets will satisfy long time fans of the Coyote Kings and its high production value should win over some new ones as well.

Line up:

Robin Barret: Guitar, vocals
Michelle « Mush » Morgan: Vocals
Curtis « Rocket » Johnson: Drums,
Kit Kuhlmann: Bass

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01 – Nasty Habit [00:04:50]
02 – Best You Couldn’t Do [00:04:29]
03 – Hard To Be A Man [00:05:57]
04 – Baby Wake Up [00:04:58]
05 – Baby’s Gone [00:04:27]
06 – My Rider [00:04:07]
07 – That Hot Daddy [00:04:22]
08 – Afternoon Sun [00:05:49]
09 – Scary Proposition [00:03:25]
10 – Walkin’ In The Fog [00:05:18]
11 – Am I Gettin’ Wise [00:03:44]

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New Earth Army – Actio

Original Release Date: January 19, 2013
Genre: Blues Rock, Funk
Label: New Earth Army
USA (Florida)

The New Earth Army is a Florida Panhandle based band focused on bringing a new spin to a tired music industry. The New Earth Army’s sound pulls influences from rock, blues, funk, jazz, and world music, to create a new yet familiar sound. Improvisation is expected and guest musicians are a treat to the audience as well as the performers. The New Earth Army is all about making music for the sake of music.

Line up:

Carly Foster – Vocals
Chavis Hobbs – Guitar
Mike Flatau – Bass
Rigel Forte – Drums and Percussion

 

 

01 – Action [00:05:42]
02 – Blues Supa Fly [00:04:05]
03 – Widows Walk [00:05:55]
04 – Auntie Vigil [00:04:38]
05 – Low Tide [00:03:55]
06 – Jefferesons [00:03:55]
07 – Charisma [00:04:41]
08 – Tears [00:07:22]
09 – Mirage [00:05:09]
10 – Mighty Sisyphus [00:04:32]

 

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New Earth Army – Actio

Original Release Date: January 19, 2013
Genre: Blues Rock, Funk
Label: New Earth Army
USA (Florida)

The New Earth Army is a Florida Panhandle based band focused on bringing a new spin to a tired music industry. The New Earth Army’s sound pulls influences from rock, blues, funk, jazz, and world music, to create a new yet familiar sound. Improvisation is expected and guest musicians are a treat to the audience as well as the performers. The New Earth Army is all about making music for the sake of music.

Line up:

Carly Foster – Vocals
Chavis Hobbs – Guitar
Mike Flatau – Bass
Rigel Forte – Drums and Percussion

 

 

01 – Action [00:05:42]
02 – Blues Supa Fly [00:04:05]
03 – Widows Walk [00:05:55]
04 – Auntie Vigil [00:04:38]
05 – Low Tide [00:03:55]
06 – Jefferesons [00:03:55]
07 – Charisma [00:04:41]
08 – Tears [00:07:22]
09 – Mirage [00:05:09]
10 – Mighty Sisyphus [00:04:32]

 

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Pillac – Nervous Breakdown

Release Date: March, 2013
Genre: Modern Electric Blues, Funky Blues
Label: Baryton Music
France

Xavier Pillac is back on stage with its 4th album, « Nervous Breakdown ». Based in Poitiers, this Blues French group mixing jazz funk and drunk person announce “a rather consequent musical turn”. All along 10 tracks of this very heteroclite album, Pillac drew its inspiration with deepest of its influences: Johnny “guitar” Watson, Syl Johnson, B.B. King…

Line up:
XAVIER PILLAC : guitares / chant
ANTOINE ESCALIER : basse / choeurs
ALAIN BAUDRY : batterie, choeurs
CEDRIC LE GOFF : hammond B3 / Rhodes, choeurs
FRANCK BOUGIER : trompette
VINCENT AUBERT : trombone
ROMAIN ALARY : sax
YANN CUYEU : guitare rythmique
OLIVIER MÉNARD : son

 

 

01. Never Make Your Move Too Soon 04:43
02. Nervous Breakdown 04:01
03. I’ve Been Down 05:44
04. Skipping Like A Stone 04:23
05. Life Is Hard 06:44
06. I’ve Had Enough 04:26
07. Givin’ It Up For Your Love 05:26
08. You Can Stay But The Noise Must Go 03:56
09. Housekeepin’ Blues 05:09
10. Fonk You 05:02

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Voodoo Child – Gospel Of The Blues

Original Release Date: 23/05/2012
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock, Funk, Jazz, Soul
Label: Starfish Music

Voodoo Child is one of the hottest bands! Fueled by fiery, fierce energy to the quartet cooks a spicy
soup of soul, funk and blues, the bubbling mixture seasoned with sharp pinches of jazz, hip hop and rock
and garnished with a hellish concoction finally with pure groove. The result tastes magical! Here
combine four talented cooks her musical energies. Welcome to the magical world of Voodoo Child!

Line up:

Janine Smith – vocals
Klaus Möckelmann – Hammond B3, keyboards
André Kubillus – guitar
Christian Gorecki – bass
Mark Wetjen – drums

 

 

 

01. Brighter Days
02. Central Avenue
03. Gospel Of The Blues
04. Leave Me Alone
05. Life
06. Eat At Me
07. Poodle Skirt Dessert
08. Nothing But A Party At The Wee
09. I’m A Woman
10. The Condition
11. Let’s Get Wet
12. Casual Man
13. Here We Go
14. Key To The Highway
15. The Music Is Over

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Ty Curtis Band – Stubborn Mind


Release Date: 2006
Genre: Blues/Funk/Rock
Label: Ty Curtis

The Ty Curtis Band recently earned 2nd place in the prestigious 2009 International Blues Challenge. The Challenge started with more than 2,000 bands in nine countries and 36 states. One hundred bands earned the right to come to Memphis, ten made it to the Finals and The Ty Curtis Band was voted 2nd place by a panel judges made up of industry professionals. Playing a mix of blues, blues-rock, funk and swing the band keeps audiences attention with a multi-talented line-up. The band’s performances feature passionate vocals and driving guitar from Ty Curtis, masterful harmonica and powerful vocals of Hank Shreve and three part harmonies with the added voice of bass player Milo Fultz. Milo’s tasteful bass lines coupled with Davis “Super D” Brown on drums lock in the rhythm that ties everything together. Joe Whitmer, the coordinator of the International Blues Challenge, said, « I think they are a pretty tight and polished band. They are young, they do have a traditional feel about them, so I think they advanced because they play some damn good blues. » As Paul DeLay said, “Ty plays it like a young man should, straight ahead and from heart.”

Line up:

Ty Curtis – Guitar,Vocals
Jim Smith – Bass,Background Vocals
Davis Brown – Drums
Jeff Grechny – Harp

 

 

 

1.Come On(4:00)
2.What Do I Know About Love (3:46)*
3.I Lit a Fire (4:29)+
4.What Kind of Fool (6:55)
5.When I’m Around You (3:51)*
6.No Regrets (3:59)
7.Stubborn Mind (6:15)
8.No She Don’t (3:44)
9.Led Me On – and Davis Brown (6:02)^
10.I’m Gonna Miss You (2:30)

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Blue To Brown – Blue To Brown

Release Date: 28/06/2012
Genre: Funk Blues-rock
Label: Remedy Records

Blue to Brown is a father–son blues band featuring Rob Brown (lead vocalist, Gets/z Loose) and Dom Brown (lead guitar, Duran Duran)..A great and passionate blues guitarist. One of the deepest, most powerful voices you’ll ever hear. The virtuoso and the lunatic. The music ranges from old to new, from Muddy Waters to Blue to Brown original material. A surprising mix of originals and covers.

Line up:

Andy Treacey, drums (Faithless, Moby, John Squire)
Darrin Mooney, drums – (Primal Scream, Gary Moore)
Evan Jenkins, drums – (Eric Clapton, Neil Cowley Trio)
Magnus Box, bass – (The Cuban Brothers, Grand National)
Mike Bramwell, keyboards – (Whitesnake, Uli Jon Roth)
Martha Riley, violin – (Goldfrapp, Kanye West, Nitin Sawney)
Martin Winning, saxophone – (Van Morrison, Peter Green, Nick Lowe)

 

 

 

01 – Blue Boy [00:04:08]
02 – Going Down But Not Slow [00:03:59]
03 – Bad Boy [00:03:29]
04 – I Get Loaded [00:04:58]
05 – Talking Blues [00:05:49]
06 – Sweet Mercy [00:02:52]
07 – Please, Please [00:04:24]
08 – The Heat Has Gone [00:05:58]
09 – Love Another Day [00:00:57]

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Voodoo Child – Gospel Of The Blues

Original Release Date: 23/05/2012
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock, Funk
Label: Starfish Music

Voodoo Child is one of the hottest bands! Fueled by fiery, fierce energy to the quartet cooks a spicy soup of soul, funk and blues, the bubbling mixture seasoned with sharp pinches of jazz, hip hop and rock and garnished with a hellish concoction finally with pure groove. The result tastes magical! Here combine four talented cooks her musical energies. Welcome to the magical world of Voodoo Child!

Line up:

Janine Smith – vocals
Klaus Möckelmann – Hammond B3, keyboards
André Kubillus – guitar
Christian Gorecki – bass
Mark Wetjen – drums

Special Guests:
Jo Quandt – voc & harmonica
Sema Mutlu – vocals
Bernd Schlott – alto sax

 

 

 

01 – Brighter Days [00:03:45]
02 – Central Avenue [00:03:47]
03 – Gospel Of The Blues [00:06:17]
04 – Leave Me Alone [00:05:07]
05 – Life [00:06:25]
06 – Eat At Me [00:04:24]
07 – Poodle Skirt Dessert [00:03:45]
08 – Nothing But A Party At The Wee [00:04:41]
09 – I’m A Woman [00:03:45]
10 – The Condition [00:05:01]
11 – Let’s Get Wet [00:04:40]
12 – Casual Man [00:04:41]
13 – Here We Go [00:05:12]
14 – Key To The Highway [00:03:14]
15 – The Music Is Over [00:02:39]

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Mighty Sam McClain & Knut Reiersrud – One Drop is Plenty

Original Release Date: 02/08/2011
Genre: Blues, Funk, Soul
Label: Valley Entertainment

The meeting of an American soul blues legend Mighty Sam McClain and Norwegian blues guitarist Knut Reiersrud creates a record filled with that vintage soul sound that let’s your ears reminisce of the 1970s.Put Knut Reiersrud and American blues and soul legend Mighty Sam
McClain together and what do you get? You get a combination of top artists from two chapters of the history of blues and soul music. The one chapter is about a singer who has « lived the blues » from the day he ran away from his Louisiana home at the tender age of 13 and has been on the road ever since. The second chapter is the story of how blues music has reached several generations in Europe through R&B and rocks, creating a truly unique playing style among countless guitar players, each of whom have sought the musical roots of their idols. One of the foremost of these in our time is Knut Reiersrud.

Tracklist:

01. Life
02. Can You Stand The Test Of Love
03. One Drop Is Plenty
04. You Don’t Know Nothing
05. Sweet Kisses
06. Learn How To Love
07. Long Time Running
08. I Don’t Feel Noways Tired
09. Love One Another
10. Proceed
11. Open Up Heavens Door

 

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