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25
Mai

The Dead Daisies – LIVE & LOUDER – cd & dvd – SPV/Spitfire Music – # 279652

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5
Jan

Blues Caravan 2016 – Blue Sisters – Ina Forsman/Tasha Taylor/Layla Zoe – cd/dvd – Ruf Records – Ruf 1237

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4
Sep

Joe Bonamassa – “Live At The Greek Theatre” dvd / blu-ray / cd / lp – Provogue / Mascot Label Group / Rough Trade

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8
Jun

Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock – On A Mission Live In Madrid – bluray – inakustik – # inak 7193BD

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15
Sep

Joe Bonamassa – Live at Radio City Music Hall- New York – DVD & cd – Provogue (Mascot Label Group)

Joe Bonamassa is a restless soul, always full of energy regarding live-concerts, songwriting, cd & dvd productions. He is definitely one of the leading blues-rock guitarists in the world and needless to describe his phenomenal guitar-skills. So here he goes again with a live-show on blu-ray, dvd and top—notch songs on cd. Off course the dvd featuring the show is the hot deal… It was a dream in January 2015 for him to play in his birth-town of New York in the legendary Radio City Music Hall!

The DVD starts by some stunning aerial-, sightseeing-, shopping-and dining- footages of New York. The background-instrumental-melodies are from maestro Frank Sinatra…  The Radio City Hall by its  interior is definitely one of the leading concert-venues of the globe.

Part one of the show was by acoustic song-interpretations again. It started proverbial by “Dust Bowl”, often a problem in the “Big Apple” as New York is entitled. Joe played some finest fingerpickin’ riffs on his Gibson six-string. His Irish friends The Huckleberries contributed some traditional melodies from their home-country by playing the fiddle and nyckelharpa. “Trouble Town” as second track was the song of the percussions played by maestro Lenny Castro. This was one of the never performed live-tracks, so mister Bonamassa selected real special songs for his hometown-guitar-maniacs. By “Still Water” he presents a new recording, a song by Daniel Lanois. Joe’s chant was ever so dreamlike-beautiful and seductive. On the piano there was again legendary SRV & Double Trouble keyboarder Reese Wynans. His special song was “Happier Times ”. A joyful, acoustic show at highest level again was at its final.

The electric set started by “Never Give All Your Heart” and a special nyckelharpa intro by Mats Wester. On electric bass was again the groove master Carmine Rojas. JB loves horn-sections, this time Lee Thornburg, Nick Lane, Paulie Cerra on trumpet, trombone and saxophone. The seond title “Hidden Charms” is a boogie-cracker and Weese is hony-tonkin’ again on his Hammond and in duell with Joe. Mister speed-finger was playing hell of a solos again.  “Living On The Moon” is as new song an absolute highlight blues-rocker, full of dynamite. Tal Bergman on drums is the extraordinary, virtuoso rocketeer for the big-stomp. Traditional  blues-lovers got in excitement by “Double Trouble”, Joe’s homage to Stevie Ray Vaughan and BB King by his guitar-arts. Joe finalized his gig with the slow and sensitive blues “So What Should I do” and manifesting that he has also a strong voice. . Standing end-ovations were the enthusiastic fans-appraisal.

Joe Bonamassa has delivered by “Live At Radio City Music Hall” another live-immortalization at highest show-level. For JB  die hard fans and blues-rockin’guitar-riffers an absolute must! For  fans of extravagance concerts a great deal to have a joyful evening on your home-cinema.

As only bonus there is a highly interesting documentary “Joe Bites The Big Apple” with a close look behind the scenes of the recordings and commentaries by Joe.

Both dvd & cd feature finest sound and full hd-picture.

c@Bonamassa & Provogue

Track-list:

Cd:

I can’t be satisfied

One less cross to bear

Living on the moon

I gave up everything for you ‘cept the blues

Dust bowl

Trouble town

Still water

Different shades of blue

Happier times

Never give all your heart

Hidden charms

Love ain’t a love song

So what would i do

DVD:

Bite the big apple (titles)

Dust bowl

Trouble town

Still water

Different shades of blue

The huckleberries – introducing the acoustic band

Black lung heartache

Happier times

Never give all your heart

Hidden charms

Living on the moon

I can’t be satisfied

Double trouble

One less cross to bear

Love ain’t a love song

Introducing the electric band

Happy birthday mom!”

I gave up everything for you, ‘cept the blues

So, what would i do?

 

 

7
Aug

Canned Heat – Songs From The Road – Cd & Dvd – Ruf – Ruf 1218

Canned Heat are celebrating in 2015 their 50th birthday. Since 1967 Adolfo „Fito“ de la Parra is the drummer and Larry “The Mole Taylor” on bass and guitar was in periods always in the line-up.  Together they are the force and musicians who keep The Heat alive; on tour and by recordings. For the anniversary festivities it was label-mastermind and blues-aficionado Thomas Ruf of Ruf Records  to caption their live show on cd & dvd for the brilliant live-series “Songs From The Road”. The stylish kind of retro club was again the Harmonie in Bonn. Are You READY & WILLIN’ To BOOGIE?

The show started by the enchanting “On The Road Again” after the introuction by Thomas Ruf. The fans got boogified from the very first tune and the spirits of the founders Bob „The Bear“ Hite and Alan „Blind Owl“ Wilson were immediately in the club. Dale Spalding proved by his magical, fervid harmonica solos that he is an extraordinary artist continuing the legacy of Hite. Fito’s canto was strong, besides his virtuoso drum-rhythms. Mr. Spalding was in most excellent play-sulkiness and he was on lead vocals by “Time Was” besides playing rhythm guitar. The lead axe-solos were contributed by John Paulus, he was playing some virtuoso blues-rock tunes. Dale was blowin’ the roof off again by his harmonica solos by “I’m Her Man” and John was heavy and stormy by his axe-riffs. CH were proving that they are also in 2015 not stuck to one sound, so it was a delight to see them celebrate “Don’t Know Where She Went (She Split” in a modern, country-swingin’ version with a jazzy buckshot. The fans were electrified if you look into their faces by the break-images. By the very first rhythms of “Going Up The Country” the band’s Woodstock hit of “Peace & Love” the Harmonie was a bedlam of groovin’ freaks. By “Oaxaca” there were presented South-American rhythms with hot percussions by Parra and the harp-solos by Dale were reminding of legends “War”. Larry and John proved that they are multi-instrumentalists, so by “Have A Good Time” they switched bass and guitar. Paulus proved that he is the far better stunning hot deal on 4-string. This was also his baby when he was in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.  He should stick to this instrument. For the cancer-infected axe-maestro Harvey Mandel Fito should look for a new tantalizing replacement. Mister Taylor was just solid both on bass and guitar and seems by his stage-gestures always to be a bit bored.  The howdy boogie-manicas were so much in emotion by “Rollin’ And Tumblin’. The songs concluded by a stunning blues-jam. By so much live-heat the time was passing like a hell-train ride so the iconic “Let’s Work Together” was the conclusion introduced by heavy drum-beats by Fito. Off course after a phenomenal jubilated song-stand the young boys had to play an encore by “Euro Boogie”. They kicked ass by this final jam. The absolute highlight of it was the phenomenal short wild drum-solo by Parra in the spot-light. The man has still the special drive…  All the devotees were so thrilled and went happily on the road back home.

Canned Heat – 50 Years & Still Goin’ Strong

 

Line-Up:

Adolfo „Fito“ de la Parra – drums, vocals

Dale Spalding – guitar, harmonica, bass, vocals

John Paulus – guitar, bass, vocals

Larry „The Mole“ Taylor – bass, guitar, vocals

These pics were taken at Meisenfrei – Blues-Club, more pics here: http://markus-hagner-photography.com/?p=38543

c@ Ruf Records & Canned Heat

There are no bonus at all. The cd is in excellent, dynamic stereo-sound. The tracks “I’M Her Man” and “Have A good Time” which are on dvd were excluded.

16
Jul

Melissa Etheridge – A Little Bit Of Me – Live In L.A. – bu-ray & cd – SPV

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12
Jun

Erja Lyytinen – „Live In London“ – cd & dvd – Tuohi Records – Distribution: Rough Trade – THC-002

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16
Jun

Peter Gabriel – Back To Front – blu-ray – eagle rock – ERBRD5221

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26
Mai

Rob Zombie – “The Zombie Horror Picture Show” – blu-ray – Universal Music

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