Δευτέρα, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Mr Scruff - Get A Move On

Mr Scruff is the recording name of Andy Carthy (born in 1972 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England), a British DJ and artist, who lives in Stockport, Greater Manchester. He studied fine art at the Psalter Lane campus of Sheffield Hallam University. Before he could make a living from his music alone, he worked as a shelf-stacker in a branch of Burton Road.

His DJ name was inspired by his scruffy facial hair, as well as his trademark loose lined drawing style. He has been a DJ since 1994. He is known for DJing in marathon sets (often exceeding six hours), and also for his love of a "nice cup of tea" and the quirky home produced visuals and animations associated with his music. In an interview he said: "It’s about putting a lot of effort in and paying attention to detail. I get annoyed if I don’t take risks. I’m very hard on myself".

We ''ll have Mr Scruff also in the next post, so, for the time being just listen his song which has the title "Get A Move On"...

Πέμπτη, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Mali: Pascal Fricke - A Tribute To Ali Farka Toure (2007)

Another post for Mali in order you get a better opinion for the music sound that comes from this African country. It's a song dedicated to Ali Farka Toure, the great Malian artist! Enjoy!













Δευτέρα, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Mali: Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - Ai Ga Bani

The post today has to do with Mali, that important (rich in music) country of Africa.

In this audio, we listen a couple of two great names! Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate! The title of the song is "Ai Ga Bani"... Enjoy!











Πέμπτη, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues Singers

I have the opinion that every one in the blues and rock music space knows the story that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in order to learn how to play guitar! But there is also another story which says that he wasn't really the greatest blues musician of his era, he was just lucky enough to get recorded.

The response to both stories is simple — just listen to the album (released in 1961) with 29 songs, which were first recorded in the period between the years 1936 and 1937. Enjoy his magnificent guitar playing and his unique and raw voice and think that he was dead at age 27! If you only know how many artists have studied (and copied) his songs so far, then buy this record today! It's a must have album, really!

The very first serious blues deposit, ever!

Δευτέρα, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Lamp Of The Universe - Freedom To Godliness

Another post from "Lamp Of The Universe" in order you get a better opinion for it. I insist on that sound! The title of the song is "Freedom To Godliness"...














Πέμπτη, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Lamp Of The Universe - As We Unfold In The Skies

Lamp Of the Universe is the solo project of Craig Williamson from New Zealand (we may remember him because he was bassist and vocalist in the group "Datura"). It is a formidable modern mix of pysch "raga" folk with spacey rock elements. In its great variety the music offers astonishing acoustic guitar parts, exotic sitar "raga" scales, "tabla" percussions and "acid" heavy, bluesy rock guitars. Minimal "drone" bass lines alternate with fuzzy, sometimes aggressive psychedelic waves. This rather "cosmic" musical ensemble is without moderation a nice discover. It is a must for fans of Amon Duul II, Pink Floyd and classical raga style. The combination between the genres is well defined, providing a freak out journey throw eastern vibes.

Discography: The Cosmic Union (2001), Echo in Light (2002), Heru (2005), Earth, Spirit & Sky (2005), From The Mystic Rays Of Astrological Light (2006), Arc Of Ascent (2007), Acid Mantra (2009), Transcendence (2013)...

In the following audio we enjoy a very nice song. It has the title "As We Unfold In The Skies"...

Δευτέρα, 9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Tinsley Ellis - A Quitter Never Wins (2008)

Another post for Tinsley Ellis in order you get a better opinion for this excellent guitarist. The Blues ballad in the video has the title "A Quitter Never Wins" and it's from a live 5 years ago...

Enjoy it!











Πέμπτη, 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Tinsley Ellis - Devil For A Dime (2009)

...getting back to Blues!

Tinsley Ellis (born June 4, 1957, Atlanta, Georgia) is an American blues/rock musician who grew up in southern Florida. His love for electric blues grew by listening to British Invasion bands such as The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The Rolling Stones. In 1977, he played with the Haygood Band while attending at Oxford Emory University near Atlanta. Two years later, already an accomplished musician, he returned to Atlanta and joined his first band, The Alley Cats, a group that included Preston Hubbard of The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Mike Marinelli saxophonist, who was a Berklee College of Music woodwind instructor. Ellis graduated from Emory University in 1979 with a degree in history. In 1981 he formed The Heartfixers, with the singer and harmonica player Chicago Bob Nelson. The group recorded three albums for the small Landslide record label, one with the singer Nappy Brown before breaking up in 1988. The same year Ellis signed a recording contract with Chicago’s Alligator Records.

His debut solo album on Alligator Records Georgia Blue was released in 1988. Alligator then reissued two of his earlier CDs, Cool On It and Tore Up (featuring Nappy Brown). Ellis' next four releases were Fanning The Flames (1989), Trouble Time (1992), Storm Warning (1994), and Fire It Up (1997).

Ellis’ reputation and media coverage continued to grow. He appeared on NBC-TV Sports during the network’s 1996 Summer Olympic coverage. Ellis shifted to Capricorn Records in 2000 and released Kingpin. In 2002 he joined Telarc Records, producing two CDs: Hell Οr High Water and The Hard Way. All the while Ellis never stopped touring. "A musician never got famous by staying home" Ellis says. Ellis claims to have performed live, at least once, in all 50 United States.

He returned to Alligator Records in 2005 with the live album, Live! Highwayman. In 2007 he released the studio album, Moment Οf Truth, followed in 2009 with Speak No Evil. In 2013 we saw Get It!

He has shared stages with Warren Haynes, Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Son Seals, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy...

We see him in the following video. The title of the song is Devil For A Dime (from a concert 4 years ago)...



Δευτέρα, 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Psychedelic Music: Traffic Sound - I'm So Glad

Another nice post from that period of Latin American Psychedelic Music (1967 - 1972). The group which is called "Traffic Sound" comes from Peru, the lyrics are in english, the title is "I'm So Glad" and the cover (that which is at the audio) is the original one.

Enjoy it!