Monday, 31 May 2021

Royal Blood – Typhoons

Monday, a new week and it's time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

With album number three sees the Brighton rockers ROYAL BLOOD let loose the groove along with some pin spots that light up the mirror ball and wreak disco devastation on "Typhoons".

Brighton duo ROYAL BLOOD comprising drummer Ben Thatcher and bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr formed at the beginning of 2013. They quickly made their presence known, with pounding drums and heavily distorted bass guitar defining characteristics of their ferocious blues-rock sound. The band gained many plaudits early in their career, touring with the likes of ARCTIC MONKEYS, Iggy Pop, and FOO FIGHTERS, before going on to win Best British Group at the Brits in 2015 receiving their trophy from their musical hero and admirer LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page.

Their catalogue boasts the Mercury Prize nominated self-titled debut album released in 2014 that spawned hits such as "Out Of The Black, "Little Monster:, "Come On Over" and "Figure it Out", as well as their second successive UK number one album "How Did We Get So Dark?" released in 2017 which featured "Lights Out" and "I Only Lie When I Love You".


That this pandemic has given some extra boost in the creativity for some bands like it has for ROYAL BLOOD where the desire for going out clubbing again. And soon it will open up in UK and gigs will be allowed to take place. A tour is booked for the UK at the end of July, check the dates below.

"Typhoons" is a bold piece, brilliant in its timing. This was not what I had expected from this duo who with their blues-rock enchanted an entire nation. It feels like they have borrowed the golden shoes from HERREYS and exchanged ideas with THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA and created this glittery and incredibly glamorous dance number. It's very groovy, hefty riffs along with the disco-inspired rhythms from the drummer Ben Thatcher and almost a bit of nonchalant singing by Mike Kerr, which makes me think of a Manchester band. But it works for some reason, the slightly tougher, the dancing rhythms make the record a cruel party record and completely life-threatening in the car.

The album opens up with the groovy "Trouble’s Coming", a dance floor roller in the vein of JUSTICE and DAFT PUNK. It continues in "Oblivion" and in the title track "Typhoons", a catchy piece where the led lights flash in all colors. The album spreads a bit in different directions where some melodies are recognizable from before are the tunes "Who Needs Friends", "Boilermaker" and the "Either You Want It" that have some psych vibes over it. The classic electro piece "Million And One" is a treat, the popish tunes like "Limbo" and "Hold On" are both really cool tunes. The album closes up with a beautiful piano ballad "All We Have Is Now". The power and explosive bass riffing and vocal by Kerr along with his partner in crime Mr Thatcher make a marvelous job as a duo.

"Typhoons" was released on April 30 by Warner. The album was produced by Josh Homme and Paul Epworth.

Sum: A desert rock disco album you need to get for the summer!

Upcoming tour dates:

24072021 Tramlines 2021 Hillsborough Park Sheffield, UK
25072021 Truck Festival 2021 Hill Farm Steventon, UK
29082021 Victorious Festival 2021 Southsea Seafront Portsmouth, UK
25032022 Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) Bournemouth, UK
26032022 Utilia Arena Birmingham Birmingham, UK
27032022 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Cardiff, UK
29032022 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Nottingham, UK
30032022 The O2 London, UK
01042022 First Direct Arena Leeds, UK
02042022 AO Arena Manchester, UK
03042022 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, UK

Today's tune "Boilermaker" is taken from "Typhoons", enjoy!



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Sunday, 30 May 2021

Mighty Joe Young ~ As The Years Go Passing By

Sunday, time for a classic.

Mighty Joe Young, was an American Chicago blues guitarist.

Young was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, moving to Milwaukee in about 1945. He was an amateur boxer in the 1940s, but he later recalled that "It was nothing to write home about... I decided that music was the best thing to do."[4] He began his music career in the early 1950s, singing on the Milwaukee nightclub circuit and taking his stage name after the film of the same name. In 1955, he returned to Louisiana to make his recording debut, for Jiffy Records.

He then moved to Chicago, where he worked as a sideman, notably with Joe Little & his Heart Breakers and later Billy Boy Arnold. After recording "Why Baby" / "Empty Arms" for Bobby Robinson's Fire Records in 1961, he performed with Otis Rush in the early 1960s, playing on Rush's album Cold Day in Hell. He also continued to record under his own name for small labels such as Webcor, Celtex, and Jacklyn. He played on Magic Sam's albums West Side Soul and Black Magic and also worked with Jimmy Rogers, Willie Dixon, Tyrone Davis and Jimmy Dawkins.

Young's album Blues with a Touch of Soul was released by Delmark Records in 1971, and two further albums followed on the Ovation label in the mid-1970s.

Young regularly performed in the 1970s and 1980s at the Wise Fools Pub in Chicago. His song "Turning Point" was used in the feature film Thief (1981), directed by Michael Mann.

In 1986 he began work on an album, eventually released in 1997 as Mighty Man. After he underwent surgery on a pinched nerve in his neck, he developed numbness in his fingers, which affected his ability to play guitar. In 1998, he underwent further surgery on his spine in an attempt to regain feeling in his fingers, but he died at the age of 71 after developing pneumonia.

Today's tune "As The Years Go Passing By" is taken from his self titled album released on (Ovation), 1976, enjoy!



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Saturday, 29 May 2021

At The Gates - The Paradox

Gothenburg melodic death metal pioneers (who are also celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band) AT THE GATES will release their seventh studio album "The Nightmare Of Being" this summer. The concept album focuses on the realization of your own mortality, nihilism and pessimistic philosophies.

A genre-defining act of the Swedish melodic death metal scene. The band around Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg was formed in 1990 and disbanded six years later. But they never really did a proper farewell tour. Therefore they rejoined forces in 2007 for the "Flames Of The End" tour. This injected new blood into them, and so they ended up being back ever since!

The pioneers of "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal return with their highly anticipated follow-up album to 2018’s “To Drink From The Night Itself", pre order "The Nightmare Of Being" https://atthegates.lnk.to/TheNightmareOfBeingID

Today's tune "The Paradox" is taken from the upcoming album "The Nightmare Of Being", out July 2nd, 2021



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Friday, 28 May 2021

The Hives - Good Samaritan

THE HIVES are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the Garage Rock Revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album "Veni Vidi Vicious", containing the single "Hate to Say I Told You So". The band has been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands and I can just agree!

THE HIVES is working on some new material that will be released later this year along with a tour with THE OFFSPRING, see all the dates below. In the mean time we can kick off this friday with a raucous new punk salvo titled "Good Samaritan".

The band about the tune: “This a song about helping people help themselves by not helping them? Are they sarcastic or do they hate people now? Is this punk? You never know with these Hives and it’s been a while since I saw them so let’s all go see them again and see what they are on about?”

The band added, “[It’s] musically faster than usual but a surprising dive into the chorus that feels like going into hyper-space. Now it’s not surprising anymore. Oh well.”

Though details of a new album have yet to surface, it’s been revealed that the band have been working with producer Dave Sardy on their first album since 2012’s "Lex Hives".

THE HIVES will join THE OFFSPRING on their UK/Ireland invasion spreading the California punk sun by adding their own unique unfuckwithable version of arena garagerock.

Nov 21, 2021 – Dublin
Nov 23, 2021 – Cardiff
Nov 24, 2021 – Birmingham
Nov 26, 2021 – London
Nov 27, 2021 – Glasgow
Nov 29, 2021 – Manchester
Nov 30, 2021 – Leeds

Today's tune "Good Samaritan" is filmed live at the "World Wide Web Tour" - January 2021, enjoy!



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Thursday, 27 May 2021

Allegaeon - Roundabout

Thursday, time for a cover.

"Roundabout" is a song by the English progressive rock band YES from their fourth studio album "Fragile", released in November 1971. It was written by singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe and produced by the band and Eddy Offord. The song originated when the band were on tour and travelled from Aberdeen to Glasgow, and went through many roundabouts on the way.


Today's cover is made by the American extreme metal band ALLEGAEON from Fort Collins, Colorado.

ALLEGAEON embraced their love of prog last year, delivering a blistering and killer cover of the YES classic "Roundabout".

Singer Riley McShane said, “In this cover we try to showcase not only those influences, but also how we as individual musicians have been impacted by the music of yesteryear and how that impact has helped us to develop our own styles of playing.” It’s an impressive nod to a period of music that definitely impacted the band. The tune was released on April 3, 2020.


Riley McShane: Vocals
Greg Burgess: Guitar
Michael Stancel: Guitar
Brandon Michael: Bass
Brandon Park: Drums

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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Beware Of Darkness - Child Of Mystery

BEWARE OF DARKNESS is an American rock band that consisted of vocalist/guitarist Kyle Nicolaides, bassist Daniel Curcio, and drummer Lionel Forrester Jr. Their debut album, "Orthodox" was released May 7, 2013. Their second album "Are You Real?" was released on September 16, 2016.

The band started recording their second studio album in fall of 2015. The band recorded 100 songs during the recording process of Are You Real. The album was released on September 16, 2016. On October 11, 2019, the band released a new single called "Bloodlines". On March 19, 2020, the band announced their break-up.

On March 19, 2021, exactly one year after announcing the band's break-up, The band announced two new songs titled "Millennials" and "Infinite In Your Arms", those got released on March 26, 2021. The post continued by saying "They are a thank you for anyone who has supported the band over the years."

In April 2021, Nicolaides also announced he is continuing to make music as BEWARE OF DARKNESS and to expect new music and a new LP soon. And the new and the latest single "Child Of Mystery" got released with a video, see it below.

If you like to support Kyle in his new creation, then visit his site and become his patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bewareofdarkness

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Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Bloody Hammers - Hands Of The Ripper

A husband and a wife from Transylvania County, North Carolina that meander through heavy metal, doom, goth rock and retro-ized horror punk in all its gritty glory: BLOODY HAMMERS. Since their formation in 2010, vocalist/guitarist/bassist Anders Manga and organist/pianist Devallia create fascinating tunes full of horror and creepy melodies, ready to haunt the listeners right away.

"Songs Of Unspeakable Terror" – explores territory yet uncharted by the band: retro-ized horror punk in all its gritty glory. This beastly follow-up to the band’s standout 2019 full-length "The Summoning" shouldn’t be confused as an all new direction for the band, however. These songs are a pandemic lockdown labor of love, a temporary foray into the unknown, while still remaining true to the BLOODY HAMMERS trademark. At the start of 2020, having just released a new album under his darkwave solo project, vocalist/guitarist/bassist Anders Manga was about to head out on tour when COVID-19 hit.

Soon locked in their house under the country’s strict stay-at-home orders, Manga and his bride and bandmate, organist/pianist Devallia, spent time jamming in their basement and revisiting some of their classic punk favorites from up north – THE MISFITS, PLASMATICS, THE CRAMPS and VOLUPTUOUS HORROR of Karen Black, to name a few. Holed up and barred from the uncertainty of the world, BLOODY HAMMERS churned out 11 new raw-power tracks inspired by these greats, and now, they’re unearthed… from the grave!

Today's tune is the trudging, metallic terror "Hands Of The Ripper" taken from the album "Songs Of Unspeakable Terror", released on January 15, 2021 via Napalm Records, enjoy!



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Monday, 24 May 2021

Jess And The Ancient Ones - Vertigo

Then it was Monday again, this means that it is time to present "Record Of The Week".

"Vertigo" is the fourth album by the Finnish đŸ‡«đŸ‡ź occult rock band JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES.

A band that has been around since 2010 where the psychedelic rock and tentative progressive rock have been their trade mark over the years.

Across eight tracks, "Vertigo" provide us with 40 minutes of occult rock where they capture that late 60s/early 70s heavy psych blues sound that they do best. Not as dark as the black and white tornado cover gives itself a gleam of. The white is more creamy white with a few drops of yellow, red and green. The album have some horror film samples added to the ominously retro vibe. The sound is fresh and cripsy in it's own oldieness. The musicanship is very tight and well played. The tunes are well-written and very moreish full of character and charisma. Great guitar playing by Thomas Corpse. Jess’s vocals are very powerful and soulful infectious which lifts the whole ship with its presence. The organs from Abraham are dominated and works just perfect to give the sound the extra dynamic soundscape. The rythm section is very powerful made of the bass player Fast Jake and drummer and percussion by Yussuf.

From the opening Hitchcock horror intro in "Burning Of The Velvet Fires", a groovy piece, with wonderful organ playing and excellent vocals give us a helluva start of this record. "World Paranormal" is another great tune where the mind fly away back to the heyday of the JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, popish attitude with a very catchy chours and almost danceable rythms. "Talking Board" is a spooky piece with a darker layout and a horrified powerful background laughter. The single "Love Zombi" is a very powerful piece with a very groovy melody and catchy vocal and killer organs. "Summer Tripping Man" is a 60's garage rocker that sounds a little like THE DOORS on crack. "Born To Kill" is flowing in a more heavier landscape while "What’s On Your Mind" takes another direction into the progressive and psychedelic world. The album closes up with "Strange Earth Illusion", a real beast that passes the eleven minute mark, heavy psychedelic blues where Jess progressive vocal style gives a real spark to this piece, excellent guitar-leds, marvelous bass runs and where drums and cymbals sit like a sledgehammer, just magic. "Vertigo" is a marvelous album with a great selection of tunes written by guitarist Thomas Corpse. "Vertigo" was released on 21 May 2021 by Svart Records.

Lineup:
Jess – Vocals
Thomas Corpse – Guitars
Fast Jake – Bass
Yussuf – Drums and Percussion
Abraham – Keyboards, Organ, Synthesizer

Sum: "Vertigo" is very good, I mean very good. Make sure you don’t miss this out!.

Today's tune "Burning Of The Velvet Fires", taken from "Vertigo", enjoy!



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Sunday, 23 May 2021

King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree - Junker Blues

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Junker Blues" is a piano blues song first recorded in 1940 by Champion Jack Dupree. It formed the basis of several later songs including the 1949 "The Fat Man" by Fats Domino and the 1952 "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price. The song is about a drug user's conflict with life and the law, makes references to cocaine, "needles", "reefers", and life in the penitentiary, and contains admonishments against the use of hard drugs.

The song was written sometime in the 1920s by Willie Hall, known as "Drive 'em Down" Hall, a blues and boogie-woogie pianist from New Orleans. Hall never recorded nor received credit for the song. In 1940, Champion Jack Dupree, an American pianist who referred to Hall as his "father", recorded the song for the first time on Okeh Records (OKeh 06152).

In 1958, a different version of this song, Junker's Blues, penned by Dupree himself, and which focuses on the allure of hard drugs, appeared on Dupree's first album Blues from the Gutter featuring Larry Dale on guitar, Wendell Marshall on double bass, Willie Jones on drums and Pete Brown on alto saxophone.

William Thomas "Champion Jack" Dupree (July 23, 1909 or July 4, 1910 – January 21, 1992) was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist and singer. His nickname was derived from his early career as a boxer.

Enjoy today's classic. The video is from King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree Live from Montreux June 17th 1971 with Cornell Dupree on guitar, Jerry Jemmott on bass and Oliver Jackson on drums. Filmed two months before King Curtis' tragic death.



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Saturday, 22 May 2021

The Bones Of J.R. Jones - The Heat

Over the course of three full-length albums and two EPs, Jonathon Robert Linaberry — the songwriter, storyteller, visual artist, and one-man band behind The Bones of J.R. Jones — has woven his own tapestry of American roots music. It's a classic sound for the modern world, influenced not only by blues, soul, and forward-thinking folk, but also by J.R.'s environment.

As a one-man band, J.R.'s project, which fuses a moody blend of soul, blues, roots, and Americana, sounds enormous both on record and live in concert. That's because J.R. plays - and has grown accustomed to playing - every instrument by himself.

The Bones of J.R. Jones from Rosendale, NY

Today's tune "The Heat" from his 2016 album "Spirit's Furnace". This live performance was filmed in Welcome To 1979 studios in Nashville.



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Friday, 21 May 2021

Drive-By Truckers - Sinkhole

Friday, time boost up the evening with a real killer tune "Sinkhole" by the alternative country/Southern rock band DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, taken from the fourth album "Decoration Day", 2003.

The album was recorded mostly live over two weeks at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Athens, Georgia, and was produced by noted producer and former SUGAR bassist David Barbe. The album is the TRUCKERS' fourth, not including their live album "Alabama Ass Whuppin", following the critically acclaimed "Southern Rock Opera". The album features a more mellow, stripped down, and reserved sound compared to "Southern Rock Opera's" heavy hitting southern rock.

"Decoration Day" is the first album to feature Jason Isbell on guitar; he would record two more albums with the band before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007.

The DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS are based in Athens, Georgia. Two of five current members (Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley) are originally from The Shoals region of northern Alabama and met as roommates at the University of North Alabama. The group also has roots in Richmond, Virginia

Today's tune "Sinkhole" live at New Daisy Theater - Memphis, TN, 10/29/2011



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Thursday, 20 May 2021

The Highwomen - Highwomen

In 2016, when Shires was finishing her record, "My Piece Of Land", in music producer Dave Cobb's studio, Shires had an idea to create a female country supergroup in homage to the legendary HIGHWAYMEN (consisting of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson). At the same time, the lack of representation of female artists on country radio and at country music festivals had been publicly discussed by many journalists like Marissa Moss. While on tour in her van, Shires kept a running list of artists while listening to country radio, and noticed that there were very few women. When she called to request they play more female artists, she was directed to a Facebook page lottery system. Cobb recommended Shires call Carlile, who she didn't know. Carlile thought it would be fun, and would be an interesting creative project.

THE HIGHWOMAN project was widely hinted at by Carlile, Morris and Shires before it was officially announced on April 6, 2019. THE HIGHWOMAN had originally intended to leave the fourth spot in their line-up vacant to allow other female collaborators to join them, with Chely Wright, Courtney Marie Andrews, Margo Price, Janelle MonĂĄe, and Sheryl Crow mentioned as potential guests. The band, who jokingly refer to the collaboration as a pirate ship experience, said that they see the project as an incubator project that highlights mentorship and support of fellow women artists.

The group made their live debut on April 1, 2019, at Loretta Lynn's 87th birthday concert held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. There, Natalie Hemby was officially revealed as the final member and the quartet performed "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels".

The album opens with "Highwomen", a re-written version of the Jimmy Webb penned classic, "Highwayman". The song was re-written by band members Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires with Webb's blessing. Together they created the story of the band in classic response-song style. The song tells the story of how women throughout history have often sacrificed themselves for something greater. The four women in the song are an immigrant, a healer, a freedom rider, and a preacher. It features guest vocals from Yola and background vocals from Sheryl Crow.

Enjoy today's fantastic version of "Highwomen"



Here is a clip with Yolo and Sheryl Crow live at Girls Just Wanna Weekend 2 in Mexico 2020-01-31.



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Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Amythyst Kiah - Black Myself

With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, the Tennessee-bred singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah has released "Black Myself", the debut solo recording for Rounder Records, it also includes a stylish video, see it below.

Amythyst Kiah expands on the uncompromising artistry she most recently revealed as part of Our Native Daughters, an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout "Black Myself" earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the 2019 Folk Alliance International Awards. When met with the transcendent quality of her newly elevated sound, what emerges is an extraordinary vessel for Kiah’s songwriting: a raw yet nuanced examination of grief, alienation, and the hard-won triumph of total self-acceptance.

This new studio version of "Black Myself" is a glorious collision of two vastly different worlds: the iconoclastic alt-rock that first sparked her musical passion, and the roots/old-time-music scene.

Produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Amos Lee, Andrew Bird) the track was recorded at the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles.

“Kwaku Otchere's artistic eye and ability to create such powerful visuals while simultaneously keeping everyone on set safe amid the pandemic is truly remarkable. Adding the talents of choreographer Aysha Upchurch and dancer Des Polk allowed this project to flourish even further. The four of us helped realize the vision of this video by incorporating our individual experiences of being black in America.”
- Amythyst Kiah


Enjoy today's tune "Black Myself", released February 19, 2021.



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Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Bishop Gunn - Alabama

BISHOP GUNN is a 4-piece blues Americana rock and roll country band from Natchez, Mississippi. It consists of Travis McCready (vocals/guitar/harmonica), Ben Lewis (bass/ backing vocals), Burne Sharpe (drums/ backing vocals) and Drew Smithers (Lead guitar/ backing vocals). BISHOP GUNN are influenced by artists such as Wilson Pickett, LYNYRD SKYNYRD and SOUNDGARDEN. The band are named after a tombstone they saw in Natchez, that was over the resting place of the sixth Bishop of Natchez, John Edward Gunn.

BISHOP GUNN plays Southern-rock that really show case that they are proud of their roots. Their single release, “Alabama”, is a marvelous piece full of swampy haunting chord, gospel-influenced vocal hooks. The tune is taken from the bands latest album “Natchez”, after the band’s Mississippi hometown. An album with stomping swampy blues and electrified soul. enjoy!

The Video of this Southern horror story was directed by Tyler Barksdale.



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Monday, 17 May 2021

The Black Keys - Delta Kream

Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

Sun is shining, the spring is finally here for real. So it was more than welcome to get some Blues-Roots with the American rock duo THE BLACK KEYS and their new album "Delta Kream".

"Delta Kream" is the tenth album, released through Easy Eye Sound and Nonesuch Records on May 14, 2021. "Delta Kream" is a cover album with their own rendition of the Mississippi artists who inspired them over the years. So this is an album full of hill country blues songs. Here you get some covers of songs by Kimbrough, Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and others. Each of its 11 tunes sounds like it's really handpicked from their stash of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney’s favorite tunes, with some nice company of the slide guitarist Kenny Brown, who is known to be playing on some of Kimbrough’s finest albums and the bassist Eric Deaton, a former sideman to R. L. Burnside.

The album opens up with the first single, a cover of "Crawling Kingsnake", a version of Big Joe Williams and John Lee Hooker, where they do an excellent rendition. "Mellow Peaches" is another nice one of Big Joe Williams's creations. Dirty hilly billy blues in the best possible way. Junior Kimbrough is the one who was the inspiration to all this started and his tunes are the most played in their own versions, like the tunes "Stay All Night" that turns out to be more lay back than Junior Kimbrough even if the soundscape is way bigger. The same goes with "Do The Romp", "Sad Days, Lonely Nights", "Walk With Me" and the very soulful and sensitive version of "Come And Go With Me". R. L. Burnside's tunes "Poor Boy A Long Way From Home" have a great stomp, while he sings with a light voice on "Going Down South". Mississippi Fred McDowell's tune "Louise" gets a sleek caress and the old Ranie Burnette's blues classic "Coal Black Mattie" with the marvelous lyrics gets a really dirty rendition. "Delta Kream" is an excellent blues honor record, even if this might feel like a collection of single b-sides and bonus tunes for many KEYS fans. But I do like what I hear and during these spring days it works brilliantly and I'm almost sure this will be played a lot in the upcoming months.

Patrick Carney – Drums
Dan Auerbach – Vocals, Electric Guitar

Sum: Excellent swampy blues roots to add to the collection!

Today's tune "Going Down South" is the second single out of "Delta Kream", enjoy!



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Sunday, 16 May 2021

The Doors - Blue Sunday

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Blue Sunday" is a tune by the American rock band THE DOORS. The song is from the fifth studio album "Morrison Hotel", released on February 9, 1970 by Elektra Records. After the use of brass and string arrangements recommended by producer Paul A. Rothchild on their previous album, "The Soft Parade", THE DOORS returned to their blues-rock style and this album was largely seen as a return to form for the band. The band entered Elektra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles in November 1969 to record the album which is divided into two separately titled sides: "Hard Rock Cafe" and "Morrison Hotel". Session bassists Lonnie Mack and Ray Neapolitan featured on the album's songs.

Today's tune "Blue Sunday" is written by THE DOORS in 1965, when they were first starting out. For this album, they wanted to get back to their early sound, and felt recording this would be a good way to do it. The clips is filmed Live at Aquarius Theater "Private Rehearsal" 1969.



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Saturday, 15 May 2021

Protomartyr - Processed By The Boys

"Ultimate Success Today" is PROTOMARTYR's fifth album. Following the release of "Relatives In Descent", the band’s critically acclaimed headlong dive into the morass of American life in 2017, "Ultimate Success Today" continues to further expand the possibilities of what a PROTOMARTYR album can sound like.

These American rock band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 2010. The band consists of Joe Casey (vocals), Greg Ahee (guitar), Alex Leonard (drums), and Scott Davidson (bass).

To date, the band has released five studio albums: No Passion All Technique (2012), Under Color of Official Right (2014), The Agent Intellect (2015), Relatives in Descent (2017), and Ultimate Success Today (2020)

Today's tune "Processed By The Boys" is the first single from PROTOMARTYR since re-releasing their debut LP "No Passion All Technique" last year. The new single arrives with a video directed by David Allen, and is inspired by a clip of a Brazillian TV presenter being trolled by a puppet. "Processed By The Boys", taken from 'Ultimate Success Today', out now on Domino Record Co, enjoy!



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Friday, 14 May 2021

Ben Miller Band - Hurry Up And Wait

Friday, time for some delightful "Mudstomp", yes I know, it sprawls in all directions, is it not wonderful with music! so It's on my tab.

The BEN MILLER BAND is an American band that was formed in 2005 in Joplin, Missouri. The band's lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Miller; bassist (playing a homemade one-string washtub bass), drummer, and back-up vocalist Scott Leeper; lead/back-up vocalist, violinist/cellist, guitarist, and electric-cactus player Rachel Ammons; and guitarist/bassist/percussionist Bob Lewis. The BEN MILLER BAND combines elements of folk, blues, bluegrass and country into their music. Originally, The BEN MILLER BAND's sound had been self-described by the band as "Ozark Stomp" but in reference to their label, is now referred to as "Mudstomp".

On "Any Way, Shape Or Form", the offers some cool cross pollination of musical styles and come out sounding like no one but themselves. Producer Vance Powell, whose experience with roots artists includes Wanda Jackson and Buddy Guy, as well as rocker Jack White.

Today's tune "Hurry Up and Wait" live at The Stage at KDHX in St. Louis, November 15, 2019. The tune is taken from the album "Any Way, Shape Or Form", enjoy!



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Thursday, 13 May 2021

The Record Company - Ball And Chain

Thursday, time for a cover.

"Ball And Chain" (also "Ball 'n' Chain" or "Ball & Chain") is a blues song written and recorded by American blues artist Big Mama Thornton. Although her recording did not appear on the record charts, the song has become one of Thornton's best-known, largely due to performances and recordings by Janis Joplin.

Big Mama Thornton's "Ball and Chain" is included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll".

Grammy-nominated Los Angeles-based rock band THE RECORD COMPANY are set to return with Side Project, an EP featuring covers of some of their favorite, most influential artists. Produced by bassist Alex Stiff, the record is set for release May 19 via Concord Records; listen to the band's cover of the Big Mama Thornton classic "Ball And Chain", below.

"The pandemic forced us to try an entirely different approach to our process, with everyone working from home," the band explains. "With 'Ball And Chain,' we used some really non-traditional home methods and ended up finding some new sounds we may not have found otherwise."

"Side Project is what happens when three guys who have always been in bands finish their record, are locked away from each other, and are told they need to make more 'content,'" they add. "So, we took songs we love, fed them up, cut them up and twisted them around, until we loved it and felt like a band again."


Enjoy today's cover of “Ball And Chain” by THE RECORD COMPANY



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