John Mayall – Tough (CD)

Over the years, Eagle Rock Entertainment has developed a strong relationship with legendary blues master John Mayall. On September 15, 2009, through their wholly-owned Eagle Records subsidiary, Mayall’s dynamic and masterful new piece of work: Tough will be released. On this, his self-produced 57th studio album to date, John Mayall once again proves why he is known as “The Godfather of British Blues.” Tough tackles a number of topics, deeply exploring the struggles in human relationships, the pitfalls of temptation, and the difficulties we face in the world’s current state. However, through the “toughness,” he also touches upon one more prominent theme: the promise of hope. Current, gritty, and strong, these 11 tracks are words of wisdom told from a voice of strength and experience ... Verder lezen

Zakiya Hooker – Keeping It Real (CD)

When your daddy is blues icon, the late, great, four time Grammy winner, John Lee Hooker, what's a blues sangin' sista to do? When posed with that dilema, Zakiya Hooker has only one answer, and that is to, "Keep It Real" And she does just that on her newly released CD "Keeping It Real" produced and recorded by her husband, Ollan Bell, on their independent label, Boogie with the Hook Records in Buenos Aires, Argentina ... Verder lezen

Freddie King – Taking Care of Business (Luxe 7-CD Box)

Deze majestueuze box op LP formaat bevat maar liefst 7 cd’s met 168 tracks: alle studio opnames tussen 1956 tot 1973 van legende en pionier Freddie King. Een legende die een groot voorbeeld was voor latere gitaarhelden als Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Keith Richards en Jeff Beck. Van zijn moordgoede instrumentals uit de Sixties tot alternatieve versies van klassiekers en bijzondere rarities is dit een ramvolle bak elektrische Blues. Inclusief 104 pagina’s tellend LP formaat boekwerk ! ... Verder lezen

Mark Knopfler – Get Lucky (CD)

Warner Bros. Records is set to release Mark Knopfler’s new recording Get Lucky on September 15. This is the sixth solo studio album from the legendary musician and follows 2007’s highly successful Kill To Get Crimson, which Rolling Stone heralded as “a gem” and USA Today described as, “…yet another unpretentious showcase for his unmistakable gifts as a musician, tunesmith and storyteller.” The album will come out in different versions; CD, Vinyl and deluxe box set containing: 2x Vinyl, Poker Chips, Craps Dice, Guitar Tab, Classic Gig Ticket, CD/DVD, Bonus CD ... Verder lezen

Jack Bruce & Robin Trower – Seven Moons Live (CD / DVD)

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower for the first time performing live! The news spread like wildfire, the sensation was perfect. The album follows last year’s critically acclaimed Seven Moons and was recorded in Nijmegen, Holland earlier this year. The album draws largely from the collaboration record as well as a couple of Cream tracks and one song from previous Bruce and Trower album BLT ... Verder lezen

Jeff Healey – Songs From The Road (CD + DVD)

Ruf Records announces Songs from the Road, a new album featuring 11 previously unreleased live tracks from the late, uniquely-gifted guitarist Jeff Healey. The recordings were done over a 15 month period at the famous Notodden Blues Festival in Norway (5 August 2006), the Islington Academy in London (20 May 2007) and Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse in Toronto (15 November 2007). Songs from the Road showcases the amazing breadth of Jeff Healey’s guitar playing and soulful vocals, including psychedelic rock (“White Room”), bluesy versions of pop songs (“Teach Your Children,” “Come Together” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” the latter which Jeff originally recorded with George Harrison), Chicago and Delta blues (“I’m Ready,” “Stop Breaking Down”) and an updated version of Jeff’s biggest international hit, “Angel Eyes.” Other tracks include his take on The Allman Brothers Band’s “Whipping Post,” Mark Knopfler’s “I Think I Love You Too Much” and the rockin’ Christmas chestnut, “Santa, Bring My Baby Back to Me.” ... Verder lezen

Brand new album from Jon Amor : “Stories From The Crooked Room”

“Stories From The Crooked Room” is the brand new studio album from Jon Amor, former guitarist with UK Blues legends ‘The Hoax’, now regarded in his own right as one of the UK’s finest songwriters and live performers ... Verder lezen

George Thorogood – The Dirty Dozen (CD)

A scorching new blues-rock album pairing six new studio recordings with six classic fan favorites, including three popular tracks that were previously out-of-print in the U.S. The Dirty Dozen features Thorogood’s signature blues-rockvocals and guitar playing on 12 songs, many of which were written by a who’s-who of American blues legends, including Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, “Sleepy” John Estes, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, and Willie Dixon. ... Verder lezen

Commander Cody – Dopers, Drunks and Everyday Losers (CD)

Na 23 jaar is Commander Cody terug bij Blind Pig. De frontman van de ‘Lost Planet Airmen’ weet nog altijd te swingen met z’n speciale oldtime rock’n’roll / redneck country / boogie-woogie mix. Moeilijk te omschrijven maar zeker de moeite waard ... Verder lezen

Robin Trower – What Lies Beneath (CD)

A brand new studio album from Robin Trower following his live double and his successful collaboration with Jack Bruce ... Verder lezen

Robben Ford to Release “Soul on Ten” August 11, 2009

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For Soul on Ten, his fourth and latest album for the Concord Music Group, five-time Grammy nominee Robben Ford is definitely ‘on ten,' playing with the kind of skill and experience that had Musician magazine dubbing him one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century." ... Verder lezen

In Session, The 1983 live album by Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan to be reissued

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On June 30, 2009, Stax Records - the imprint upon which King made his most legendary recordings in the '60s and '70s - will reissue In Session with digital remastering and three sets of liner notes by Fantasy and Stax Records' Bill Belmont, and journalists Lee Hildebrand and Dan Forte ... Verder lezen

Woodstock – 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur’s Farm (6CD)

Rhino Marks The Festival's 40th Anniversary With A 6-CD Set featuring the most comprehensive collection ever available Of artists that performed at the festival including 38 Previously Unreleased tracks! ... Verder lezen

Nieuwe CD / DVD Releases – Juni 2009

Release overzicht (selectie) van juni 2009 met o.a. THE HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND, ROD PIAZZA, CANDYE KANE, DUKE ROBILLARD, RONNIE EARL, WALTER TROUT ... ! ... Verder lezen

Philip Sayce – Peace Machine

Philip Sayce heeft zich op jonge leeftijd al in de kijker gespeeld als gitarist bij Melissa Etheridge, Jeff Healy en Uncle Kracker, maar ook Jon Bon Jovi en zelfs Oprah Winfrey hebben hun bewondering geuit. De energieke Blues-Rock heeft een fijne Sixties tik en de vunzige Fuzz-solo’s halen herinneringen aan Jimi Hendrix en Cream-era Eric Clapton naar boven. Eindelijk een Blues-knul die écht durft te rocken! ... Verder lezen
Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (CD)

Release : Tommy Castro – Hard Believer (CD)

TOMMY CASTRO plays rockin’, blues-infused R&B music fired by his razor-sharp guitar work and urgent vocals. In 18 years and eight releases, he has built a huge live following and amassed over 220,000 Soundscans, with his last release, 2007’s Painkiller, currently over 27,000. HARD BELIEVER is Castro’s Alligator debut and with the label’s extensive promotional efforts behind him for the first time, he’s sure to reach new levels of popularity ... Verder lezen

B.B. King Prison Concert From 1972 To Be Released On DVD

Many acts were approached to take part, and most refused, but Blues legend B.B. King and veteran folk singer and activist Joan Baez recognised the importance of the venture, and with enthusiastic support from The Voices Of East Harlem, comedian Jimmy Walker and performances from a few of Sing Sing's inmates, a unique and never-to-be-forgotten show was staged ... Verder lezen

Legacy Launches the Woodstock Experience: 40th Anniversary Commemorations Begin

Five Classic 1969 Albums by Woodstock Headliners Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Santana, Sly & The Family Stone, And Johnny Winter Original Albums Coupled For First Time with Complete Festival Performances, Providing Perfect Snapshot of the Artist in the Pivotal Year 1969 ... Verder lezen

NORMAAL Presenteert “De Blues eLPee”

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De van origine Achterhoekse grondlegger van de Nederlandse dialectmuziek, Normaal, komt na 34 jaar met een blues plaat: “De Blues Elpee”. Gezien de titel verwacht men hier een genreplaat (wat het in feite ook is), maar het gaat hier om blues in de breedste zin van het woord. Zo staan er ook nummers op de plaat met soul, country en R&B invloeden, die best als blues geïnterpreteerd kunnen worden ... Verder lezen

Neil Young Archives 1963-1972

Van de legendarische Canadese singer-songwriter Neil Young verschijnt op 29 mei eindelijk het eerste deel van "Neil Young Archives 1963-1972" op zowel 10-Blu-ray, 10-DVD als op 8-CD box. Deze box is zonder te overdrijven een van de meest innovatieve compilaties die ooit uitgebracht is en richt zich op de carriere van een van de meest legendarische singer/songwriters van de afgelopen eeuw. ... Verder lezen

Nieuwe Release Gare Du Nord : “Love for Lunch”

Op 15 mei 2009 verscheen het nieuwe Gare du Nord album Love For Lunch op Blue Note Records. Dit nieuwe en inmiddels vijfde album is de opvolger van het met multi platinum bekroonde Sex 'n'Jazz (2007) dat met hits als Marvin & Miles en Beautiful Day de brede doorbraak voor de band betekende. Sex 'n Jazz is momenteel met 85 weken het langst genoteerde album in de Nederlandse Album Top 100. Love For Lunch biedt 12 nieuwe originals geschreven door Barend Fransen en Ferdi Lancee, oprichters en drijvende krachten achter Gare du Nord ... Verder lezen

Nieuwe CD / DVD Releases – Mei 2009

CD en DVD / Blu-Ray release overzicht van mei 2009 met o.a. CUBY + BLIZZARDS, BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO, ... ! ... Verder lezen
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BIG BLIND – nieuw album “Circus Left Town”

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Het nieuwe album toont aan dat de band alweer een flinke stap voorwaarts deed en zich van veelbelovend tot een volwassen band heeft ontwikkeld, die het avontuur niet uit de weg gaat. De release gaat gepaard met een tour ... Verder lezen
Genius! - The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection (CD)

CD Release : Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection

Commencing an extensive Ray Charles reissue program in 2009, Concord Records presents a 21-song anthology of hits titled Ray Charles — Genius: The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection. The volume compiles Charles’ most influential recordings for the Atlantic and ABC-Paramount labels including 1955’s “I Got a Woman” plus “Busted,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Hit the Road Jack” and “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” concluding with his signature 1972 rendition of “America the Beautiful.” All are digitally remastered from the original tapes ... Verder lezen
Matt Schofield - Heads Tails & Aces (CD)

Release: Matt Schofield – Heads Tails & Aces

In de afgelopen tien jaar heeft Matt Schofield zichzelf standvastig aan de top van de Britse Blues gezet. En het einde is zeker nog niet in zicht. Na bijdragen op albums en tournees van/met Ian Siegal, Dana Gillespie en Lee Sankey, een live- en twee studio-albums hebben we hier een voorlopig hoogtepunt te pakken. De instrumentale Funk-jams uit zijn vorige werk hebben plaatsgemaakt voor focus op een puur song gericht album ... Verder lezen
Levon Helm - Electric Dirt (CD)

Levon Helm – “Electric Dirt”

Legendary musician and rock icon Levon Helm will release his second solo record, titled "Electric Dirt", on Dirt Farmer Music/Vanguard Records on June 30th, 2009. As with "Dirt Farmer", multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell took the reins as producer on the project, recorded at “The Barn” – The Levon Helm Studios. "Electric Dirt" again finds Levon steeped in tradition, in his connection to the land and those who live by it. At the same time, he paints a broader musical canvas by incorporating gospel, blues and soul into a wide range of original compositions and eclectic cover songs ... Verder lezen

Nieuwe CD / DVD Releases – April 2009

CD en DVD release overzicht van april 2009 met o.a. ROBIN TROWER, ERIC GALES, NEIL YOUNG, BOB DYLAN, SNOWY WHITE, MUDDY WATERS, DICKEY BETTS, BEN HARPER, ... en ook de nieuwe van WALTER TROUT komt er aan ! ... Verder lezen

Otis Taylor – “Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs”

Taylor’s new recording, Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs, throws a light on the complexities of love in all of its forms. The album is set for June 23, 2009, release on Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group. In addition to Taylor’s trademark haunting vocals and simple but stirring guitar riffs — a combination often referred to as trance blues — the album also features guest appearances by Irish blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore (previously heard on Taylor’s Definition of a Circle in 2007) and jazz/hip-hop pianist Jason Moran ... Verder lezen

Gary Moore – Essential Montreux 5 CD Boxset

For those who can’t get enough Gary, Eagle has just the ticket. They delivered two new albums in the last few years (Close As You Get - May 2006 and Bad For You Baby - October 2008), as well as the live Gary Moore & Friends - One Night In Dublin - A Tribute To Phil Lynott DVD (originally released March 2006, coming to Blu-ray April 21). This June, look for an indulgence of Gary’s appearances at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival when this gorgeous 5CD set hits stores ... Verder lezen

Sonny Landreth Reissues ‘Levee Town’ CD with Unreleased Tracks

The re-mastered reissue will contain five previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions (“Pedal To Metal,” “Road A Plenty,” “Old Flame,” “Fare You Well” and a co-write with Will Jennings, “For Who We Are (The Nightbird Sings),” with guest Jennifer Warnes. This album is a poetic tale of life in Lousiana, mixing myth and mojo to conjure up music that rocks hard and runs deep. The album features such guests as Bonnie Raitt, John Hiatt and BeauSoliel’s Michael Doucet ... Verder lezen
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