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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes Live

1) Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes (1978) Live in Boston reupped by request
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. This Time It's For Real 2. Love On The Wrong Side Of Town 3. Got Me Where She Wants 4. Talk To Me 5. Next To You 6. Trapped Again 7. The Fever 8. I Don't Want To Go Home 9. Having A Party 10. The Time Baby's Gone For Good 11. When You Dance 12. Stagger Lee 13. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 14. Merry Christmas Baby

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES were at a crucial point in their career when they performed the concert heard on this live album. Two months earlier, they had released their third album, HEARTS OF STONE, the most critically acclaimed album they ever made. Like its predecessors, I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME and THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL, HEARTS OF STONE was produced by Miami Steve Van Zandt and featured songs writted by Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen. Both of the band's first two albums had been moderate sellers - HEARTS OF STONE need to be a bigger seller to advance the Jukes, but as of December 23, it was just becoming apparent that this might not happen; the LP stumbled in the charts, and no single had emerged. If the band was apprehensive about its future, however, that only translated into a more fervent performance in Boston. The set includes four selections from the new album, among them the Southside/Springsteen/Van Zandt composition TRAPPED AGAIN, and the Southside signature song, THE FEVER, here given an 11-plus minute reading. The show ends, inevitably, with a pair of Christmas songs that have not appeared on any previous Southside Johnny collection. It all sounds like a triumphant evening with a tight band and its bantam frontman playing well before an enthusiastic audience.

2) Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Jukes Live at the Bottom Line (October 17, 1976)
In Flac - No covers
This is a wonderful artifact of the early days of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. This concert, from the Bottom Line in New York City, was actually a live WNEW-FM radio broadcast from October 17 1976, that occurred shortly after the release of the band's debut I Don't Want to Go Home. Five of the tracks are from that album including a terrific version of "Fever", and "You Mean So Much to Me" with Ronnie Spector sharing the vocals with Southside just like on the studio version. The real highlight though is "Havin' a Party", undoubtedly the most recognizable tune. This completely reworked version of the old Sam Cooke classic became an FM radio staple in the late seventies, and is still a regular part of Southside's shows. Also included are three additional covers which don't appear on any other Asbury Jukes album: "Searchin'" (the old Coasters tune), "Snatchin' It Back" (previously done by Clarence Carter), and the Junior Wells tune "Little by Little". The sound is pretty good for what was a radio broadcast.

1Got to Get You off My Mind
2Without Love
4Sweeter Than Honey
5Snatching It Back
6Little by Little
7It Ain't the Meat (It's the Motion)
8The Fever
9Having a Party
10You Mean So Much to Me

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Hi-Fives - Get Down!

The Hi-Fives - Get Down!
FLAC - Covers are included
1. I'd Be So Pleased
2. Conversations Like These
3. She Is The One
4. Won't Take Much
5. When You Destroy Our Love
6. She Makes Me Good
7. Black Sand Beach
8. Contemplating Coups
9. Back Again
10. Don't You Know? (Now That's A Girl!)
11. In The Meantime Please Don't Leave
12. Cat And Comb
13. It Won't Happen To You
14. Class Dismissed
Taking some of the best elements of the British Invasion of the '60s and uppity pop-punk, the Hi-Fives don't even need to use beaten-to-death catch phrases like "shagadelic" or "oh behave." Rather, with their clean-cut image and three-piece suits Get Down! is a delightful change of pace from all the Bay Area brat punk that Lookout is known for. It's like this album provides the mental image of these guys riding scooters through downtown London while being chased by a swarm of screaming teenage girls. Not quite anything like Hard Day's Night, but still a heck a lot of fun. ~ Mike DaRonco

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Floyd Dakil Combo - Dance Franny Dance

Floyd Dakil Combo - Dance Franny Dance

FLAC - Covers are included

1 Dance, Franny, Dance 2 Look What You've Gone And Done 3 Bad Boy 4 Shiver 5 Turn To The Night 6 Kitty Kitty 7 You're My Kind Of Girl 8 Here I Am 9 It Takes A Lot Of Hurt 10 Stoppin' Traffic 11 Bogged Down In The Bayou
Floyd Arthur Dakil (born June 16, 1945 - died April 24,2010) was a Texas musician best known for his often compiled song "Dance Franny Dance". Dakil was born in Childress County, Texas. In 1964 his band won a competition to become the house band at the Pit Club, located at the Bronco Bowl in Oak Cliff, TX. and soon released their first 45, "Dance, Franny, Dance" b/w "Look What You've Gone and Done" on Jetstar. The record was picked up for national distribution on the Guyden label. Floyd Dakil went on to record three 45s on the Earth label as the Floyd Dakil Four. In 1969 Floyd joined Louis Prima's band as guitarist, and remained with him for several years. In 1975 he released a solo lp "Live" in which he runs through 42 songs in as many minutes. In 1991 he contributed several songs to the soundtrack of the film "Love Hurts" credited to The Floyd Dakil and Larry Randall Band.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Link Quartet - Italian Playboys

The Link Quartet - Italian Playboys
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. Move Move Move
2. Italian Playboys
3. Deliquesced By Devonshire (version 2)
4. Milwaukee Hunter
5. Rubber Monkey
6. Greased On Delta Street (version 2)
7. Janine
8. Portofino Vespa Rider
9. Ladyshave
10. Glass Onion
11. Briar Patch (original version)
12. After And Once Again
13. Spider Baby
14. Take Four

Italian Playboys includes nine original songs from the classic 6T's beat styled title track to the introspective After and Once Again, along with a selection of rarely attempted covers including the heavy funk of Jon Lord on Rubber Monkey, an uplifting interpretation of Jack McDuff's Briar Patch, and a scorching slice out of the library classic Move, Move, Move.

Italian Playboys also features Doug Roberson of mod fave The Diplomats of Solid Sound (USA) on guitar for Portofino Vespa Rider, Eddie Roberts of deep funk superstars The New Mastersounds (UK) on sitar for Spider Baby, and DJ extraordinaire NINFA (Irma Records Mo'Plen series) lending her vocal talents to the Gus Gus hit Ladyshave and released as a single on Record Kicks.

Italian Playboys follows the seminal Beat.It (2002, Hammondbeat.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bo Diddley - Drive By - Tales From The Funk Dimension 1970-1973

Bo Diddley - Drive By - Tales From The Funk Dimension 1970-1973
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. Elephant Man
2. Black Soul
3. Funky Fly
4. I Don't Like You
5. Shut Up Woman
6. Bad Moon Rising
7. Pollution
8. Shape I'm In
9. Down On The Corner
10. Bad Side Of The Moon
11. Go For Broke
12. I've Had It Hard
13. Bad Trip
14. Her Jerome
15. Infatuation
16. Take It All Off
17. Bo Diddley-Itis
18. Bite You
19. Hit Or Miss
20. Stop The Pusher
In the late 60's and early 70's there was a number of black artists that had been hugely successful in times past who tried to appeal to the new hippy audience. The best way to do this of course was to buy a fuzzbox and A wah wah pedal, and then cover your album with "psychedelic" art. Many of the recordings produced by these artists attempting to grab a share of the peace and love crowd are highly unlistenable. But not so with our man Bo. This CD is unbelievably good.

The cover tunes of Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Band are really quite good, certainly different from the originals, but i like them more and more each time i hear Bo do them. This CD is filled with killer funk grooves, the dozens, fuzz guitar, reverb drenched vocals, and all coated with that awkward Bo Diddley presence that is so infectious.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The methadones - The methadones

The methadones - The methadones

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Murmurs In The Dark 2. Undecided 3. Arial 4. April Rain 5. Self Destruct 6. 3-2-1 7. Imperfect World 8. Under The Skyline 9. On The Clock 10. Easter Island 11. What Do You Believe In? 12. Showing Me The Way 13. Gary Glitter 14. Over The Moon 15. I Believe 16. Exit 17

2010 release including five brand new studio tracks plus 10 songs from out-of-print releases. On June 11, 2010, THE METHADONES announced that they would be breaking up. "It's been 10 years and we've had a lot of fun, but we all agree that it's just time", said band founder Danny Vapid (also of Screeching Weasel and The Riverdales). The band played their final show on November 13th at Reggie's in Chicago, IL for one last hurrah and to celebrate the release of their final album, simply called THE METHADONES. Consisting of 5 brand new studio tracks, along with out-of-print songs from their split with The Copyrights and 4 songs from two out-of-print 7" from last year, this CD serves as a great final chapter in the band's run.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits_Feel Good

Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits_Feel Good
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1. Nutbush City Limits
2. Make Me Over
3. Drift Away
4. That's My Purpose
5. Fancy Annie
6. River Deep Mountain High
7. Get It Out Of Your Mind
8. Daily Bread
9. You Are My Sunshine
10. Club Manhattan
11. Chopper
12. Kay Got Laid (Joe Got Paid)
13. Feel Good
14. I Like It
15. If You Can Hully Gully (I Can Hully Gully Too)
16. Black Coffee
17. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
18. If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)
19. You Better Think Of Something
20. Bolic
21. Nutbush City Limits
22. Help Him
23. I Love Baby
24. Way You Love Me
25. I Can See For Miles

These two Lp's that make up this disc are Funky plain and simple! It's not that spaced out wall of sound stuff that Phil Spector experimented with on 'River Deep Mountain High'. This is the groovin' Funk as showcased from their live 1970's performance in Ghana,West Africa,captured on the dvd "Soul to Soul". This is the live get down groove that they brought to Soul Train in the mid 70's. Tina and Ike write the majority of the tracks (with Tina actually contributing more as a songwriter)and the band is of course dazzling to say the least. Many people enjoy the Phil Spector thing, however if you prefer some rockin' tight get down Funk grooves...this is the one!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dr. Feelgood - Oil City Confidential (Soundtrack) (2010)

Dr. Feelgood - Oil City Confidential (Soundtrack) (2010)
@ 320 kbps - Covers in a separate file
1. Going Back Home (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 2. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 3. Roxette (2006 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 4. Cheque Book (2006 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 5. I Can Tell (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 6. She Does It Right (Live) Dr Feelgood 7. Twenty Yards Behind (Live) Dr Feelgood 8. Shakin' All Over Johnny Kidd & The Pirates 9. I Don't Mind (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 10. All Through The City (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 11. Poison Ivy (1998 Digital Remaster) The Paramounts 12. You Shouldn't Call The Doctor (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 13. I'm A Hog For You Baby (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 14. Keep It Out Of Sight (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 15. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues Johnny Kidd & The Pirates 16. I'm A Man (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 17. Back In The Night (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 18. Riot In Cell Block Number Nine (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 19. Time And The Devil (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 20. Sneakin' Suspicion (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 21. Paradise (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 22. Lucky Seven (2010 Digital Remaster) Dr Feelgood 23. Milk And Alcohol Dr Feelgood

This disc compiles a decent spread of Dr Feelgood tracks, from across their career – pre- and post-Wilko Johnson’s departure – and serves as the soundtrack to Julien Temple’s latest film of a punk-focused persuasion, following works on the Sex Pistols and Joe Strummer. Admittedly Dr Feelgood were never categorised alongside either the Pistols or The Clash, but their influence on the post-punk scene is every bit as vital: the percussive guitar playing of Johnson, who’d leave the band during the recording of 1977’s Sneakin’ Suspicion, left a huge impression on Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, among others.
Dr Feelgood’s mainstream appeal barely survived the 1970s, their last certifiable hit undoubtedly Milk and Alcohol, which closes proceedings here. Released in 1979, the cocky swagger of their only top ten single is fairly removed from the group’s initial offerings, which while relatively basic of design nevertheless sparked with a quintessentially English electricity that would help carve their name into rock’s family tree. With its squealing harmonica, lolloping bass and gnawing percussion, Roxette is a better artefact to remember the band’s heyday by. The 1974 single was backed by (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66, and the Bobby Troup cover makes a welcome appearance here alongside several rousing reinterpretations, as well as a pair of moniker-inspiring Johnny Kidd originals.--Mike Diver
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Monday, January 3, 2011

Ike & Tina Turner - Come Together - nuff said

Ike & Tina Turner - Come Together - nuff said
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. It Ain't Right (Lovin' To Be Lovin')
2. Too Much Woman (For A Henpecked Man)
3. Unlucky Creature
4. Young And Dumb
5. Honkey Tonk Woman
6. Come Together
7. Why Can't We Be Happy
8. Contact High
9. Keep On Walkin' (Don't Look Back)
10. I Want To Take You Higher
11. Evil Man
12. Doin' It
13. I Love What You Do To Me
14. Baby (What You Want Me To Do)
15. Sweet Flustrations
16. What You Don't See (Is Better Yet)
17. Nuff Said (Part One)
18. Tell The Truth
19. Pick Me Up (Take Me Where Your Home Is)
20. Moving Into Hip Style - A Trip Child
21. I Love Baby
22. Can't You Hear Me Callin'
23. Nuff Said (Part Two)

Early 70s albums from Ike & Tina Turner – later material from the together years – 1970's Come Together & '71's Nuff Said in a single package! Come Together includes the title high profile cover and others in "Honky Tonk Women" "I Want To Take You Higherr", but, it's got a number of solid Ike originals, too. It's in a bit of loose blues & soul mode, with trademark powerhouse vocals from Tina. Titles include "It Ain't Right", "Too Much Woman", "Unlucky Creature", "Young And Dumb" and more. Nuff Said is another one that's among their last albums together, and it’s very much in the hit Ike & Tina style! Lots of hard heavy guitar, pounding drums, and raw heavy soul vocals from Tina. Tracks include "Baby", "Sweet Flustrations", "I Love What You Do To Me", "Tell The Truth", "I Love Baby", and "Nuff Said"

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Television - Live At The Old Waldorf 29.06.1978 (Rhino Handmade)

Television - Live At The Old Waldorf 29.06.1978 (Rhino Handmade)
@ 320 kbps - Covers are included
1 The Dream's Dream
2 Venus
3 Foxhole
4 Careful
5 Ain't That Nothin'
6 Little Johnny Jewel
7 Friction
8 Marquee Moon
9 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
A fantastic soundboard Television set, recorded in San Francisco just prior to the release of the Adventure LP. This tape ended up being released by Rhino (in a limited edition of 5000) as part of their Handmade series alongside those remastered / expanded editions of the original albums.