Monday, January 23, 2017

Jim McCarty - Johnny "Bee" Badanjek - Marvin Conrad - 2011-08-02 - Callahans - Auburn Hills, MI (Flac)


They were only a warm up for Johnny Winter , and musically it is the world upside down !!!
What a show... people begin to leave venue after this show... Not to wait for Johnny Winter. McCarty is real deal ! and what about the voice of Badanjek , I have the impression of hearing Nick Gravenites !!!
Thank you Billy Bardo for this gemm !!!

Jim McCarty - Guitar, Vocals
Johnny "Bee" Badanjek - Drums - Lead Vocals
Marvin Conrad - Bass


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

John The Revelator – Wild Blues (1970 - Great Blues From Netherland Influenced By Fleetwood Mac - flac)


Back in 1966 when Eric Clapton delivered his heavily overdriven wailing blues licks on the “Beano” 
album with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, the guitar world was completely shaken up. Legend has it that Eric put his hand flat on the controls of his Marshall combo, moved his hand to the right, setting all controls full power in the process.
Future Revelator singer and bassman Tom Huissen lived in London at the time that the blues scene triggered by Clapton’s trademark guitar work exploded.He became pals with Peter Green, Eric’s successor in the Bluesbreakers, and witnessed the first rehearsals of Pete’s then new band Fleetwood Mac.
 Immediately after returning in Holland Tom started to form a blues band modelled after Fleetwood Mac.Finding the right guys for the job was not too hard and the band started to rehearse with cheap guitars, old tube driven radios for amplifiers and a tyre lever for playing bottleneck guitar.
Early in 1969 the band adopted the name “John the Revelator” after the A Capella blues traditional by the great Son House.John the Revelator took off immediately and extensively started gigging the Dutch and European blues circuits that were thriving at the time.
After winning the prestigious Loosdrecht Jazz contest in 1970 record label Decca offered the band a recording contract resulting in the first album Wild Blues.This highly collectable record was re-released on CD in 2003.


Personnel:
Joseph DeWilde (guitar, slide guitar)
Charles Van Den Heuvel (piano)
Henno Van Donselaar (saxophone)
Fred Huissen (drums) 
Tom Huissen (bass, vocals)
Frans Ten Kleij (guitar, harmonica)
Charles Van Der Steeg (saxophone, flute)
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Hans van Hemert (synthesizer, mellotron)
Hille VanDer Galien (percussion) 

Tracklist:
01. John The Revelator (Traditional) 0.46
02. I Can't Stop Lovin' You (James) 3.02
03. Worried Dreams (King) 5.41
04. Charlie's Drive Inn (DeWilde/Heuvel/Donselaar/F.Huissen/T.Huissen/Kleij/Steeg)
05. Talk To Me, Baby (James) 5.01
06. Personal Manager (King/Porter) 4.35
07. Wild Blues (DeWilde/Heuvel/Donselaar/F.Huissen/T.Huissen/Kleij/Steeg) 1.37
08. Bleeding Heart (James) 4.42
09. No Woman (DeWilde/Heuvel/Donselaar/F.Huissen/T.Huissen/Kleij/Steeg) 3.12
10. Homework (Clark/Perkins) 3.05
11. Yeah (DeWilde/Heuvel/Donselaar/F.Huissen/T.Huissen/Kleij/Steeg) 3.03
12. Rockin' Squirrel (DeWilde/Heuvel/Donselaar/F.Huissen/T.Huissen/Kleij/Steeg) 3.34
13. One Track Mind (DeWilde/Heuvel/Donselaar/F.Huissen/T.Huissen/Kleij/Steeg) 4.44
14. I Can't Stop Lovin' You (James) 3.22
15. Little Red Rooster (Dixon) 4.17
16. Worried Dreams (DeWilde/Heuvel/Donselaar/F.Huissen/T.Huissen/Kleij/Steeg) 4.50
17. Kokomo (live 2011) (McDowell) 8.32

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Sweet Pain - Sweet Pain (1970 us psychedelic west coast with great vocals harmonies & guitars - Flac)


Sweet Pain consisted of Carl Johnson (guitar), Dave Riordan (rhythm guitar, vocals), Bob Spalding (guitar), Frank Demme (bass, vocals), Marty Foltz (drums, percussion), J.C. Phillips (marimba, vocals). The album is a nice example of West Coast rock with fairly sophisticated vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements.

Sweet Pain formed in California in the late 1960s and were signed to United Artists by record executive Billy Roberts after the group was close to signing with Liberty Records. Guitarist Bob Spaulding was also a session musician, playing back-up guitar for Chuck Berry and Gabor Szabo and bass for Doug Kershaw. In 1974 drummer Marty Foltz drummed for Tim Weisberg, while Carl Johnson and Frank Demme formed the group Rock Rose in the late seventies. (Prairie Prince Minsky)



Tracklist
01 Upside Down, Inside Out Woman
02 Chain Up The Devil
03 Pine Canyon Stream
04 Be Myself
05 Joy
06 Berkeley Lady
07 Start Off With You
08 Richard And Me
09 Got To Get Your Hands On It
10 The Lover



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