(2000/FUEL) 15 tracks
Ausgezeichnete spanische Soul-Band shwoing Einflüsse von Northern Soul, Stax, bis Funk. Elf Originale, schöne groovende Klänge. Mit dem tollen Gesang der schwarzen Sängerin Mayka Edjole und funky Orgelklängen. Empfohlen. Digipak. MAYKA EDJOLE - voc, JOSE HERRANZ - gtr, SANTI VALLEJO - B3, SANTI ARTIN - bass, JAVIER GOMEZ - Schlagzeug.
Collective Personnel: Jo Hunter, Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet) - Keith Christie (trombone) - Don Rendell, Jimmy Skidmore (tenor-sax) - Dill Jones, Ralph Dollimore, Derek Smith (piano) - Johnny Hawksworth, Sammy Stokes (bass) - Phil Seamen, Allan Ganley (drums).
(1991 ´Delmark´) (56:38/11) Yes! WILLIE KENT - bass,voc, LUTHER ADAMS & JACOB DAWSON - gtrs, LESTER DAVENPORT - hca, KEN BARKER - pno, TIMOTHY TAYLOR - drums WILLIE KENT, Chicago blues vocalist and bass-playing bandleader, is a man who´s passionate about his music. He has worn down his ´58 Fender bass through three coats of paint, the wood showing through the red, gold and white layers most prominently on the curving top surface where his right forearm has polished it down in over 30 years of vig-orous playing. In addition, Kent is known for his strong, highly emotive vocals, delivered with barely-restrained ardor and a commanding vocal timbre remi-niscent of John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters in their prime.
(2006 ´M.C. Records´) (53:29/14) Old-Timey and Swing Band Music. RACHAEL DAVIS - voc, JOSHUA DAVIS - gtrs/voc, JOE WILSON - tromb/steel gtr/voc, ANDY WILSON - hca/tpt/flugelhorn, DOMINIC JOHN SUCHYTA - upright bass/voc.
(2004 ´Ruf Records´) (59:07/13) Wie nicht anders erwartet ein weiteres Blues/Rockalbum, das stark von der Musik seines Vaters, aber auch von hartem weißen Rock beeinflusst wurde / As one would expect, another powerful blues/rock album in the tradition of his father´s music, although Bernard has more rock in his blues. BERNARD ALLISON - gtr/voc, MIKE VLAHAKIS - kbds, JASSEN WILBER - bass, RON SUTTON - drums.
CD on SUNDAZED RECORDS by Davie Allan & The Arrows - Apache ´65...plus The Style that´s attracting all this admiration is built around the funky guitar of Davie Allan, a young but extremely successful Hollywood studio musician who decided he would rather make music with his own group. The writhing, pulsing rhythm of The Arrows is supplied by Steven Pugh on electric bass, Larry Brown on drums, and Mike Curb on keyboards -- an expert combination, as you can hear for yourself!
(2009/Blue Standart) 15 tracks - The Long Gone Smiles Band, from Stockholm, Sweden, is a unique group which offers classic country music in the style recorded by artists of the Golden Era Of Country Musci 1927-1957. The band perform on genuine acoustic and vintage electric instruments of the time and features old style country harmony singing. The hroup members include some of Sweden´s Top County musicians playing a variety of instruments: powerful fiddle, sparking mandolin, whining Dobro and National tricone 1929 Hawaiian guitar, moanin´ lapsteel of the 40´s, bouncin´ guitars and poundin´ upright bass.
(2000 ´Tone Cool´) (43:24/11) Die ehemalige Rhythm Section von Stevie Ray Vaughan mit einem Album voller Gäste. Hier werden in erster Linie Rockfans bzw. Freunde einer harten Gangart im Blues angesprochen / The Stevie Ray Vaughan Band - without the leader. For their first album under their own name, a lot of musical friends came to the studio and participated in this production. It´s an album for lovers of rock music, and for friends of the toughest blues/rock. TOMMY SHANNON - bass, CHRIS LAYTON - drums, with DOYLE BRAMHALL II - gtr/voc, DR. JOHN - pno/voc, LOU ANN BARTON - voc, ERIC JOHNSON - gtr, SUSAN TEDESCHI - voc, JONNY LANG - gtr/voc, MALFORD MILLIGAN - voc, WILLIE NELSON - voc, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD - gtr/voc, CHARLIE SEXTON - gtr/voc, JIMMY VAUGHAN - gtr, REESE WYNANS - kbds, GORDIE JOHNSON - gtr, VAN WILKS - gtr, DENNY FREEMAN - gtr, DEREK O´BRIEN - gtr.
(2012/COW ISLAND) 18 tracks, a fantastic solo effort of the Starline Rhythm Boys bass player Billy Bratcher paying here his tribute to the Pre-War Honky Tonk, Ragtime and Blues music! An A+ release and highly recommended!! Check also the Starline Rhythm Boys releases ´Red´s Place´(CD CIM 005), ´Live At Charlie O´s´(CD CIM 011) and ´The Masquerade Is Over´(CD CIM 014). ´In The Lobby´ is a self-proclaimed celebration of my twenty-five years in the hotel and entertainment businesses. Most folks know me as the songwriting bass slapper for The Starline Rhythm Boys. Danny Coane, Al Lemery and I have logged a dash full of miles playing some great, authentic honky tonk music. I´m quite proud of our recorded catalog on Cow Island Music. Some have witnessed me peddling ´Hokum´s Hair Tonic´ with my fictitious brother ´Stick´ (Woody Kepple), in our vaudeville style act, The Hokum Bros. Or perhaps in a juke joint in Texas or California with Wayne ´The Train´ Hancock. From coast to coast, we had a blast...but that´s in the past. Most travel these days is weekend, so I can be on the job Monday morning. The hotel has treated me fine. I have worked with some real nice people and met a ton of interesting guests. From Presidents on down, I´ve rubbed a lot of elbows, believe me. Don´t even get me started about the time I had to assist a bellman with handling Alice Cooper´s snake. A long story. Another guest I fondly recall was a fellow named Roland, a World War II vet from North Carolina and a member of the 100th Infantry Division. They called themselves ´The Sons of Bitche.´ They took a valuable piece of real estate from the Germans in France, Bitche to be exact. At a reunion party at the hotel, I had the honor of playing bass in Roland´s little southern hillbilly band. He said I was the most ´syncopated´ cat he ever met and made me an honorary member of ´The Sons of Bitche.´ I´ve had a 100th Infantry Division sticker on my bass ever since. ´Syncopated,´ now that´s a word from a different era. From a time where I envision myself as the house entertainer at The Ambassador Hotel in Chicago or the Algonquin in New York. ´In The Lobby,´ where the action is. The hustle and bustle, metropolitan, uptown, big time women and a two finger pour of top shelf bourbon from the lobby bar. That´s me, near the palm tree sharply dressed in my favorite panama suit, spreadin´ the sound around. Bellmen snap to the ´ting-ting´ call of the ornate brass desk bell elevator going up!!!