Wednesday, August 31, 2011



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

King & Roomful of Blues (1986) -Glazed

Artist: Earl King & Roomful Of Blues
Album: Glazed
Released: 1986
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 108 MB

”The coupling of funky Crescent City guitarist Earl King with the East Coast-based Roomful of Blues wasn't exactly made in heaven (the band excels at jump blues; at second-line beats, they're fairly clueless), but it did mark the beginning of King's heartwarming comeback as a recording artist. King's songwriting skills were certainly in fine shape: "It All Went Down the Drain," "Iron Cupid," and "Love Rent" were typically well-observed originals.” ~ by Bill Dahl

Big Joe Turner & Roomful of Blues (1983) -Blues Train

Artist: Big Joe Turner & Roomful Of Blues
Album: Blues Train
Released: 1983
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 89 MB

”Big Joe Turner was a bit past his prime at age 72, when he recorded this set, but he was clearly inspired by the opportunity to sing with Roomful of Blues. Turner stars on seven numbers (including "I Want a Little Girl," which has a piano solo by guest Dr. John), and there are also two instrumentals that let the impressive band stretch out. With the group featuring guitarist Ronnie Earl, Greg Piccolo on tenor, trumpeter Bob Enos and trombonist Porky Cohen, among others, Turner was ably supported, and his high spirits made the music well worth hearing.” ~ by Scott Yanow

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues (1982) -Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues

Artist: Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful Of Blues
Album: Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson & Roomful of Blues
Released: 1982
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 89 MB

”If there were justice in the world, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson would have been able to tour with this type of group throughout much of his career. Roomful of Blues, a popular five-horn nonet, has rarely sounded more exciting than on this musical meeting with the legendary singer/altoist. Vinson himself is exuberant on some of the selections, particularly "House of Joy," one of five instrumentals among the eight selections. Whether one calls it blues, bebop, or early R&B, this accessible music is very enjoyable and deserves to be more widely heard. Among the supporting players, tenorman Greg Piccolo, trumpeter Bob Enos, and guitarist Ronnie Earl (in one of his earliest recordings) win honors.” ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Various Artists (1993) -Girls Of Texas '60s

Artist: various
Album: Girls of Texas ‘60s
Released: 1993
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 96 MB

Various Artists (2002) -Japan Wild Favourites

Artist: various
Album: Japan Wild Favourites
Released: 2002
Quality: mp3 CBR 256
Size: 120 MB

OK 60s it is, the best 60s Japanese compilation on the planet! Featuring 27 tracks of crazy assed Japanese beat, garage, punk and fuzz bands. Contains tracks by The Carnabeats, Jaguars, Dynamites, Mops, Golden Cups and The Spiders.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hugh Laurie (2011) -Let Them Talk

Artist: Hugh Laurie
Albums: Let Them Talk limited edition
Date of release: May 2011
Quality: FLAC
Size: 464 MB

“Let Them Talk” is the first album to be recorded by Hugh Laurie after signing to Warner Bros Records in 2010. Produced by Joe Henry and recorded in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the album is a celebration of New Orleans blues, a genre that drives Hugh’s musical raison d’être.
Spiritually inspired by similar genre albums like Ry Cooder’s ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ and T-Bone Burnett’s ‘O’ Brother Where Art Thou’ soundtrack, Hugh’s ‘Let Them Talk’ recordings bring together an extraordinary selection of heritage tracks, renowned musicians and vocal legends to champion this much neglected body of work.
Hugh drives the whole album on piano and vocals and is joined in the studio by the ‘Queen of New Orleans’ herself, Irma Thomas, blues piano and horns supremo Allen Toussaint, vocal legend Sir Tom Jones and in an especially momentous collaboration on ‘After You’ve Gone’ by his lifelong hero Dr. John.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jonathan Kane (2005 / 2009) -February / Jet Ear Party

Artist: Jonathan Kane
Album: February / Jet Ear Party
Released: 2005 / 2009
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 111 / 125 MB

”Kane’s modus operandi is quite simple. He starts with a bluesy riff, a short chord progression (or the illusion of a chord progression), a bit of melody, and a shuffling rock’n’roll beat, and then repeats it, and repeats it, and repeats it, gradually accreting new material as the song progresses, building a sense of anticipation until all the pieces all the elements align in an exuberant climax about three-quarters of the way through the song.“ ~ by Dan Ruccia, Dusted Magazine

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ulrich Schnauss (2003) -A Strangely Isolated Place

Artist: Ulrich Schauss
Album: A Strangely Isolated Place
Released: 2003
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 145 MB

"Pure celebrations of sound—something that is beautiful in its aesthetic, lively in its delivery, and leaves a profound feeling of exuberance with each listener—are a rare find in today’s music world. This intangible something was achieved with My Bloody Valentine’s landmark album Loveless, Fennesz’s gorgeous Endless Summer, and Bjork’s recent Vespertine record. Though not as illustrious or memorable as the three abovementioned albums, Ulrich Schnauss ascends to one of music’s glorious heights with A Strangely Isolated Place." Full review

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Various Artists (2006) -The Bombay Connection Vol.1 & Vol.2

Artist: various
Albums: The Bombay Connection Vol. 1 & 2
Released: 2006
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 123 / 125 MB

”…Cast a long shadow, and the rest of the civilized world will get caught in at least part of it. Bombay Connection’s eight-volume series of music culled from Indian cinema follows a number of compilations that emphasized the exotic qualities of Bollywood filmi. The tack taken on these inaugural releases, however, hasn’t yet been fully realized by their predecessors, in that they glamorize those elements that descend directly from Western ephemera, in an examination of how they can be meshed with Indian musical traditions. These compilations seem to have been made by – and for – beat miners, record collectors, B-movie enthusiasts, dimestore novel devours, and all those who wish to get hip deep in the pulp. Incredible selections, and exhaustive, intriguing liner notes omit the last part of the story: you, and your involvement with the material therein. Here, the discs identify how Indian cinema found its own private grindhouse, peopled by jewel thieves, hippie burnouts, floozie starlets, grizzled flatfoots and lecherous scum, qualities that may have passed as a fad but still project the clarion call to margin dwellers all over the world. They shuttle us to a world too ridiculous for us to live in, and we soak it all up…” ~ by Doug Mosurock, DUSTED REVIEWS

The Psychedelic Aliens (2010) -Psycho African Beat

Artist: The Psychedelic Aliens
Album: Psycho African Beat
Released: 2010
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 50 MB

" Like most stories involving aliens this one seems, well, made up. For a few years in the late 60's to early 70's worlds collided and aliens walked among us. And made music. Psycho African Beat is the complete recorded output of this amazing group and their unprecedented music that combined elements of American soul, funk, garage rock and psych with African rhythms and melodies. This magical moment lasted for 3 short years producing only 3 releases: 1 - 4 song EP + 2 - 7"s. Today, these 3 original releases are the most sought after and most elusive African funk records. It took Frank Gossner (, Soulpusher, DJ Franco) 4 years, 9 visits to Ghana, and dozens of newspaper ads and radio announcements to track them down." ©

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Morgen (1969) -Morgen

Artist: Morgen
Album: Morgen
Released: 1969
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 81 MB

Steve Morgen released a rare low-selling album in the late '60s, simply titled Morgen, that's highly regarded by some collectors, particularly those who like a sound balanced between psychedelia and the beginning of hard rock. Morgen sang and wrote all of the material, which was very much of its time in its overlong, sometimes clumsy nature. He was a closer-to-the-edge type than many also-rans who dove into acid rock, though, boasting "Welcome to the Void" as the opening track, and lusting hard after both women and spiritual elevation as furiously distorted guitars ground away. The feverish, sustain-heavy guitar lines seemed designed to melt wires, yet there was also some melodic hard psychedelic rock influence at work in some songs, particularly from the Who, as "Eternity in Between" made plain. As unknown weird heavy acid rock goes, he's above average, and worth investigation from those who like a little lyrical intrigue and unpredictable twists with their furious guitars. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi,

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Various Artists (2011) -Turkish Freakout 2

Artist: various
Album: Turkish Freakout 2: Psych-Folk 1970-1978
Released: 2011
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 164 MB

Turkey is often referred to as the meeting point between East and West, a statement verified by this selection of choice Turkish grooves. The western rock, psych, funk and jazz influences that began to be incorporated into traditional Turkish sounds during the late 60s and 70s can be heard here, as the Anadolu pop sound of Turkeyma balanced these new elements with the complex sounds and rhythms developed over many years. All tracks are referenced from their original 7 inch releases, painstakingly tracked down from various sources in and around Istanbul. The marriage of these styles is original, captivating and bound to freak you out.

The Delusionaires (2002) -Destination Pool

Artist: The Delusionaires
Album: Destination Poon
Released: 2002
Quality: mp3 CBR 192
Size: 59 MB

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Various Artists (1998) -Psychedelia at Abbey Road

Artist: various
Album: Psychedelia at Abbey Road
Released: 1998
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 166 MB

A 22-track single CD seems a bit paltry given the scope of the title -- except, of course, that the 1969 cutoff date here puts the material from Harvest (a label started late that year and containing the lion's share of EMI psychedelia) out of reach. Of course, there are no Beatles tracks and, likewise, no Pink Floyd here, but we do get cuts by the Hollies, Donovan, Tomorrow, the Fingers, Focus 3, the Tales of Justine, Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, the Pretty Things, the Aquarian Age, the Koobas, the Nocturnes, Locomotive, the Gods, Mandrake Paddlesteamer, Mark Wirtz, and Syd Barrett. Most of this stuff, apart from "Sunshine Superman," "My White Bicycle," and "King Midas in Reverse," isn't exactly routine material, and two tracks -- "Delighted to See You" by the N'Betweens and "Why" by Tomorrow -- are previously unissued. The latter, a cover of the Byrds' song, features a tour de force guitar break by future Yes member Steve Howe. Just as revelatory is "Monday Morning," a 1967 single by the largely forgotten the Tales of Justine, featuring David Daltrey, with arrangement and production by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, respectively. Everything on the album has been remastered in 24-bit digital sound, and the long version of Donovan's "Sunshine Superman" has been remixed, bringing out extraordinary detail in the percussion section, from the choppy rhythm guitars and harpsichord down to the exceptionally busy drumming. The annotation by Brian Hogg is detailed without going overboard on trivia, and the entire collection turns out to be great fun.~ Bruce Eder.

Monday, August 8, 2011

TRACK OF THE DAY - Dex Romweber Duo

Dexter Romweber on ICE-10

Dex Romweber Duo (2011) -Is That You In The Blue?

Artist: Dex Romweber Duo
Album: Is That You In The Blue?
Released: 2011
Quality: mp3 CBR 160
Size: 47 MB

" Dex Romweber is nothing less than an icon of the American music underground. Pioneering the template for the stripped to the essentials guitar/drums duo format in the world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo Flat Duo Jets, so often emulated, so rarely duplicated, Dex continues his resurgence with the new album Is That You In The Blue? With sister Sara on drums, the Dex Romweber Duo is a potent combo that’ll get your leg twitching with the beat and your heart racing, and sometimes breaking with the feral excitement of music.

With a mix of originals and obscure nuggets from rock and roll’s dusky back closets, the DRD romps through the sweaty cinder block studios of Memphis of the 50’s, channels street corners on the wrong side of town with existential blues and instrumentals that’d find a home in a Tarantino spy flick."

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Purple Overdose (2000) -The Salmon's Trip

Artist: Purple Overdose
Albums: The Salmon’s Trip (live)
Release date: 2000
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 153 MB

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Various Artists (2007) -It Came From The Garage: Nuggets From Southern California

Artist: various
Album: It Came From The Garage! Nuggets From Southern California
Released: 2007
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 149 MB

Jack and Bill Wenzel were brothers who owned a music shop in Downey, CA, and between selling gear to up-and-coming bands and records to teenagers digging the latest sounds, they were in a position to know what the kids wanted to hear, and in 1962 they founded the Downey Records label to put promising acts on wax. It Came from the Garage! Nuggets from Southern California is Big Beat's third collection of goodies from the Downey archives, featuring 24 tunes from West Coast rock bands, and while the title might lead some to expect a nonstop blast of paisley and fuzz, this set is more diverse than that. The horn-fueled blast of the Barracudas suggests the influence of R&B-leaning instrumental rockers, Pat & the Californians were a surf act that took a left turn into the same place where the Surfaris ended up on "Be Billy," Johnny MacRae's "Penicillin" could have come from pen of Nervous Norvus' VD-infected brother, and "The Frog" from Sir Frog & the Toads is one of the more memorable dance crazes to fail to grab the fancy of America's youth. But if you're looking for guitar-fueled pre-psych eccentricity, there's plenty of that here from the likes of the Sunday Group ("Edge of Nowhere"), The Last Word ("Sleepy Hollow"), Craig & Michael ("Drifty") ESP Limited ("Tell Me"), and the New Breed ("The Words Ring Back"), while "These Ironic Days" finds the Barracudas making a game stab at folk-rock and Bud & Kathy's "Hang It Out to Dry" is a rare example of sexually integrated high-voltage garage punk. It Came from the Garage! boasts some solid lesser-known sides from genuine teenage rockers, and if a few garage purists may quibble at the results, it's 57 minutes of solid listening for fans of second-era rock.~ Mark Deming,

Monday, August 1, 2011