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18
Okt

Ace Frehley – Spaceman – cd – eOne / SPV

Ace Frehly, formerly of KISS is back in 2018 with his new magnum opus titled “Spaceman“ and  eight  dynamite songs of his own and one Eddie Money cover.  If you look at the cover and Mister Frehley wearing silver outfit you could imagine the cd to be a return to the era of disco songs, haha, but no “Manic Depression“  to be feared –  “Spaceman“ will take you on a kick-ass rock-ride, hell yeah!

“Without You I’m Nothing“ is the hooky rockin‘ and rollin‘ opener  featuring  , rock*n rollin‘, funkin‘ & groovin‘ rhythms. It will definitely put a spell on you and make you boogie. By his solos Ace proves  that he is still a virtuoso axeman. The song and also “ Your Wish Is My Command“ was a co-production by songwriting with his former bandmate Gene Simmons. “Rockin‘ With the Boys“ can be his song to fancy “The God Of Thunder“ and Paul Stanley to make him return as special guest for some hooky tunes of the KISS Farewell Tour. His voice sounds absolutely powerful. “ Pursuit Of Rock ‚N’Roll“ features modern sounds with a metal-notch on top. “I Wanna Go Back“ the cover-song of Eddie Money is for the die-hard lovers of mainstream half-ballads. “Mission To Mars“ features a hotter than hell musical mix of fervid rock’n-roll with a buckshot of punk which sound like “KISS Jams with THE WHO“. „Quantum Flux“ manifests why Ace is a guitar legend. It features the miraculous two faces of him, oneas acoustic Spanish six-string-matador and theother one  as rocketeering gitarrero. The absolute highlight and instrumental of „“Spaceman“ as grand conclusion-final.

Great sound produced by Ace himself. The only negativity is the short running time of 37 minutes…

Ace Frehley is stronger than ever and at his best by „Spaceman“. The stars continue to shine bright for him as solo artist!

Ace Frehley – lead vocals (1 to 8), guitar (1 to 9), bass (2, 4, 5, 7, 8), background vocals (1 to 7)

Other Musicians:

Scot Coogan – drums (1, 3, 4, 7), background vocals (4)

Matt Starr – drums (2, 6, 9)

Anton Fig – drums (5, 8)

Gene Simmons – bass (1)

Alex Salzman – bass (3, 6), background vocals (2, 3)

Warren Huart – bass (9), guitar (9)

Ronnie Mancuso – guitar (4, 7)

Rachael Gordon – background vocals (2, 3)

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Copyrights of logos, photos and video by Ace Frehley and record company!

Many thanks to SPV and Olly Hahn for the promo!

 

2
Okt

Imperial Crowns – „25 Live“ – cd – Dixiefrog Records

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22
Sep

Raphael Wressnig – “Chicken Burrito“ – cd – Cake Records/Zyx Music

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17
Sep

Ryan McGarvey – „Live At Swinghouse“ – cd – Ryan McGarvey.com

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19
Nov

Ralph De Jongh – Slow Turtle Sundance & Breathe Of Life & Life 2017 – Ralph De Jongh Recordings

Slow Turtle Sundance

“All One” is the starting title of “Slow Turtle Sundance”. Ralph’s voice is absolutely enthralling and sensitive from the very start. Magician Ralph puts an absolute positive spell on you and additionally by his guitar-artistry. Hell of a blues with a great “Indian Spirit”. The absolute peak of the cd. More songs like this, or a whole cd with such phenomenal spirit-blues, please Ralph!!! By “Crazy Boy Wants to Sing the Blues” & “Whole Lotta Courage” Ralph is in the mood for good ole rock’n roll with a modern , fresh attitude and off course a buckshot of blues. “Sail Your Ship”; “ Surrender” & “Girl” are three extraordinary, empathetic  ballads creating a love-romance merrymaking by the first and a melancholy mood by the two consecutive titles. Maestro Ralph as storyteller by excellence and finest, virtuoso fingerpickin’ guitar solos, featuring even a classical notch. “Heartache Man” sets you on fire for funky and wild dancing.  The title song “Slow Turtle Sundance” features Ralph as slide-daredevil on dobro. By tunes it is a captive blues’n roller and by chant Ralph de Jongh is starry.  “Sweet Operator” has captive calypso rhythms – a song to keep the depressive winter’s blues depression away, or to dream by closed eyes and imagination of a caribbean sea-cruise enjoying the hot sun and some finest rum-cocktails…  Hey Keith Richards listen to “Right Here; Right Now”! The crazy Dutchie Ralph would be the congenial master of chant for your next cd solo-output and he will duel you on axe, too… For lovers of classic rock the 70’ies style “Pin Up Girl” is the deal. “Battle Against Our Own Light” is a good time honky-tonkin’ roller with a bluesy and even jazzy  spice-up. By Louisiana cuisine you would entitle it a Hot Demoniac Gumbo. Ralph is by chant the good-humored hoodoo-professor. By the final  “Merry Christmas” as conclusion he is your personal Christmas-boogie-rockin’  “Sinterclaas” or “Papa St. Nick” or “Papa Noël“  or “Weihnachtsmann” or “Вайхнахтсманн (Father Frost) wherever you are… By the joyous melodies Krampus and all the bad and evil demons will hyde and creep back to their vault.

“Hallelujah” & “Amen”!

Breath Of Live

When Ralph deJongh met Ewa Pepper this was musical love at first sight. Their congenial creativity, virtuosity on guitars and violins got intensified by numerous duo- gigs and here is the first studio-magnificence eternalized on double-cd “Breath Of Life”!

By “A Better Not A Bitter Man” as starter of cd one Ralph is the personal storyteller. He has experienced by his specially daily hard work life the bad and ugly side of it, but by his always positive vibrations he is always tries to take the bright side out of life and works hard to have a smile for everyone again. His chant is melancholic and his acoustical six-string magic is absolutely to charm. Ewa is contributing some marvelous violin solos. She can be entitled the fiddle fairy-queen to lighten up every day!  By “Throw Out The Bottles”  & “BE” Ralph and Ewa spread climax- happiness, hell of  luminous country-blues featuring on top guitar and wild violin sorcery. By “Yogi Bear” Ralph is telling his impersonator-tale of managing good and bad daily situations.  “Stars In The Sun” is the “Over The Rainbow” Highlight of the first cd, first by the shiny fiddle-intro, second by Ralph’s ever so soulful chant and sensitive fingerpickin’ guitar-melodies.  A Serenade to remind you  to enjoy every little moment of life and even tiniest beautifications, like flowers, animals and off course your lovely ones…  “Good Night Girl” is definitely his ode to his lovely Moon Anderson as conclusion of the first cd. By “Feel Me” as beautiful ballad as opener of cd two Ralph continues his storytelling by his warm-hearted chant and EWA is again the extraordinary fiddle-queenie.   By “Keeper Of The Key” Ralph and Ewa  affectionately intend to make your day bright and shiny by the melodies. “Harry” & “Love Is Not A Friend” shine as culmination songs on cd two by the Spanish Guitar- and classical violin-magic. Ralph’s voice is sensitive and mystical by it… 

Maestro DeJongh bids farewell by song-interpretation as virgin-like “Man” on cd-two, haha… He is already on cloud number nine being aware that on 16th of December he will get happily married to beautiful  Moon Anderson @ iconic Vanslag in Borger!

Ralph de Jongh & Ewa Pepper – “Breath Of Life”  – Magnificent Grand Stories- & Melodies-Celebrations Of Daily & Nightly Life *****

Live 2017 

“Still A Fool“ as opener of cd one is manifesting Ralph’s excellence as singer/songwriter. Superb slow blues-ballad, with utmost perceptive chant. “Shout Myself Back Together” & “Last Goodbye” express the many musical faces and affectations of mister DeJongh. He is by these songs in the mood for some hot funky dance grooves.  ”Highway Man”, his kind of autobiographical song as he still loves to be on the road is a classic rocker with a boogie notch in the vein of the “Glimmer Twins”…  “Blond Boy” makes you dance to the funky cadences  the NOLA (New Orleans) style. By “Breakfast Served” Ralph and band-mates are blues’n boogie rockin’ for your demoniac pleasure. A hotter than hell jam is celebrated. This is definitely a live song-cracker  to turn any venue into a tollhouse. “Misty Train” is a wonderful , enchanting delta-blues. Ralph is the six-string therapist on slide guitar and his suffrage is to hoodoo.  “Let The tears Surface” is the final title of cd 1 concluding it the calm, perceptive style. ”Fine Man” is to whoop it up by its blues-rockin’ variety in the reminiscence to the good ole Blues Brothers. “Everywhere” is an enchanting swampy voodoo- blues the Louisiana style. Ralph is singing utmost bewitching to keep the LOUP-Garou away from any souls. By “All The Sweet Love”  the rhythm duo by Rogier Hemmes on bass and Arie Verhaar on drums is funkin’ it up again. In contrary and as climax there is on top the laidback slide-guitar extravagance. “Life Is like A River” is a shiny country blues-rocker featuring a hellish hot blues harp virtuosity.  “Hurrying By” is a starry, most magical ballad. Ralph’s voice is ever so ghostly-beautiful. “Burden Of Man Funk” starts by a thunderous drum-twirl-solo by Arie  followed by  bass-grooves by Rogier and on top sax-fervidity by Arend Bouwmeester. Ralph is getting’ funky and wild by his vocals and axe-attacks.  The spirit of James Brown” was definitely in da live house! “Last Salute” is a soulful rocker as final song of cd two.

Ralph De Jongh – The Lowland Blonde With His Clogs Goin’ Strong & Wild  At His Best – LIVE!

Hey music-freaks & maniacs, X-MAS daredevils, Lord of The Pandemonium, you absolutely need all 3 cd’s as gift for yourself & your beloved!!!

Order them immediately by click on the logo below:

 

No Nitemare Before X-Mas, Just Pure Music Merry Christmas Joy

22
Okt

The Blues Overdrive – „Overdrive Live“ – cd – Gateway music

Uuh, time is goin’ by quickly. it was already in 2015 when The Blues Overdrive released their last album “Clinch”. This masterpiece of modern blues was also the winner of the European Blues Awards in the categaory Album Of The Year. No worry the band from Denmark was not fallin’ into a sleeping beauty dormancy. They were permanently restless and on tour live from Germany, over Poland till the whole Scandinavia. So here it is in 2017 their sign of life and vitality for the whole world without any overdubs or embellishment of sound – “OVERDRIVE LIVE”

“Death On The Highway” is the rollin’ and strollin’ blues-rocker as kickstarter with a country twang. This song is significant for their life on the road. Martin Olson on vocals proves what hell of a strong shouter he is. Great opening track to kick ass and to electrify. “Three Time Lover” next the Chicago style is dominated by the rhythm guys Brother Birck on bass and Louisian Boltner on drums. On top Andreas Andersen manifests by his solo escapades that he is a virtuoso on the axe, regardless which blues-rockin’ or any music-style he plays. “Ball & Chain” next as extravaganza nine minutes & more longtime blues-ballad is the absolute highlight of “Overdrive Live”. Martin’s canto is ever so sensitive and soulful. The grooves by the rhythm-armada and the six-string-whisperings & moaning spread a spooky, psychedelic, horrifying-beautiful atmosphere. As Halloween nears this is the hot tip for your nightly party. Your beloved will immediately snuggle to you and kiss you fervidly to keep the bad demons away, haha…  “Everybody was Rocking” has a fervid, funkin’ spice-up by bass and drums, besides the rock’n rollin’ guitar-wizardries by Andersen. “Cherry” is a hooky ballad even with a calypso-flair by the guitar-struttings. “I Was Wrong” is the bluesy, rock’n rollin’ grand final with a buckshot of jazzy-boppin’ frequencies.

The Blues Overdrive manifest by “Overdrive Live” how alive, tantalizing and diversified the Blues & Blues-Rock” can be!

Band:

Martin Olsen – vocals & guitar

Andreas Andersen – lead-guitar

Brother Birck  – bass

Louisian Boltner – drums Andreas Andersen (single guitar)

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18
Sep

Richard Van Bergen & Rootbag – “Walk On In“ – Naked / Donor – record company / in-akustik – distribution

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18
Jul

SaRon Crenshaw And Blind B’ & the Visionairs – “Goin’ To Get Deep” – cd – Blind Bee Records

SaRon Crenshaw is unfamiliar to you as blues-fan or genuine lover of wonderful music? Ooh, you gotta absolutely listen quickly to his electrifying new cd “Goin’ To Get Deep”!!! The “New York Hall of Fame” bluesman recorded it live at the Berkelse Bluesclub in Holland with his Dutch friends from Blind B’ & The Visionairs featuring Bart Kamp on bass; Patrick Cuyvers on Hammond, piano and Frank Duindam on drums. They raised a magical musical storm live past weekend on Sunday at Blues Peer 2017. Ladies & Gentlemen – Are you ready to praise the blues at home, work or on the highway by “Goin’ To Get Deep” by SaRon Crenshaw And Blind B’ & the Visionairs?

The opener and title cd-track “Goin’ To Get Deep” is a phenomenal Chicago Blues featuring SaRon at his best! His string string solos are ever so hotblooded and his voice is ever so powerful. Bart and Frank are escorting him most vibrantly as rhythm-duo. Enchanting start to hoodoo you. By “The Moon Is Full” it’s gettin’ funky-bluesin. A great band jam is to emerge. The high-peaks are definitely the solos of SC and Patrick as Hammond wizard. By “Lie To Me” SaRon takes you on a journey way down south to New Orleans. His guitar-extravagance can be described as mélange of “Mississippi Delta Meets Nawlins’ Swingin’- Jazzin’Blues”. “Feels Like Rain” is a most soulful, recreative, sensitive and just beautiful ballad. By “Guitarman”, a self-composition by SaRon, he and Blind B’s were in the mood for groovin’ funk- blues-rock to animate you to dance. Play it at your next party as hot-tipp! By the consecutive “44 Blues” Crenshaw’s guitar intro is the fingerpickin’ delta-blues style. It progresses into a groovy band-tease jammin’ axe, hammond, bass and drums tempest. The absolute highlight of the cd!  “Old Love” can be entitled by the live-presentation as Southern Blues Hymn with soulful voice and a gospelous attitude.  By “Wang Dang Doodle” SaRon Crenshaw & Blind B’ & the Visionairs bid farwell to their auditorium and you by this “Laisser Les Bons Temps Rouler” anthem the blues-rockin’ kick-ass style! The live-sound is superbe and authentic.

“Goin’ To Get Deep” – Live & Starry At The Climax!

SaRon Crenshaw & Blind B’ & the Visionairs – Magnificent Blues-Greats!

The live photos are from Blues Peer 2017!

 

Line Up:

SaRon Crenshaw – vocals, buitars

Bart Kamp – bass

Patrick Cuyvers – Hammond, piano

Frank Duindam – drums

Songs:

Thank you very much bluesther.nl and Esther Menke for the promo!

You may book Saron & Blind B‘ on their next European Tour by contacting Esther!

Pls. click on the pic above four the homepage.

 

8
Jun

My Baby – “Prehistoric Rhythms” – cd – Glitterhouse

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30
Mrz

Starlite Campbell Band – Blueberry Pie – cd – Supertone Records

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