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Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Roadhouse Blues - Lazy Diamonds

Um Himmelswillen - Lazy Diamonds? Nun, diesen Begriff findet man nicht in jedem Wörterbuch, doch wenn, dann wird der Eintrag dort ähnlich diesem Text lauten: Lazy Diamonds: Ziemlich exzentrische Individuen, jetzt im Dreierrrudel anzutreffen und mit schwarzen Anzügen bekleidet. Ihr Alter konnte nie richtig ermittelt werden. Sicher ist nur, dass es während der letzten zehn Jahre konstant geblieben ist. Durch Schreiben und Spielen bodenständiger bluesiger Songs mit viel Enthusiasmus neigen sie dazu, beim Publikum euphorische Gefühle zu erzeugen. Natürlicher Lebensraum: Clubs und Kneipen, sowie alle große Bühnen dieses Planeten, wo roher und echter Blues-Rock noch gegenwärtig ist. Unglücklicherweise wird besagter Lebensraum immer knapper, so dass wirkliche Live-Sichtungen immer kostbarer werden. In ihren Adern pulsiert seit Jahrzehnten das wahre Herzblut für die Musik – eigenständiger kann Blues-Rock nicht gespielt und gesungen werden.  

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ruf Records artist: Meena - Try Me - New Release Review

I have been listening to the newest release, Try Me, by Meena. The recording contains 9 original tracks as well as a few classics and Meena is backed by Dave Smith on bass, Steve Potts on drums, Rick Steff on keys, and Chris Fillmore on guitar. First up is the title track, James Brown's classic Try Me. Meena is backed on vocals by Vickie Atkins, Sandy Carroll and Amyee Bragg who give it a genuine soul flavor. Guest artist Joanne Shaw Taylor plays a beautiful melodic solo staying in character with the tune. Send Me A Doctor is a rock track with Eric Sardinas contributing some cool slide guitar flare. Put Your Hands Out Of My Pocket is a solid soul fused blues track showing Meena's vocal range and giving Chris Fillmore a chance to play some pretty tasty guitar riffs. This Song Is For You would work nicely on the airwaves with a classic hook and memorable tune. Again Fillmore plays some tasty guitar riffs topping up an already strong entry. Meena belts out an enriched version of I'd Rather Go Blind and Fillmore again plays a tasty guitar solo. On Let Your Sweet Love Shine On Me, Meena picks the tempo with a Zydeco rhythm. I Shoot You Down again features Eric Sardinas on slide guitar and he gives it a pretty good workout. The final track, Just As I Am, is the best track on the recording featuring Shakura S'Aida as a contrast to Meena and Coco Montoya really spices up the track with his red hot guitar soloing.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Live in Hard - Blue Monday Blues Band

To understand what has it with the phenomenon BLUE BLUES MONDAY TAPE on itself, we must hear first of all an investigation of the etymological genesis of subtitle belonging to tape: Westcoast Jumpblues at its Best of all!

We prim Vorarlberger are not to us probably completely about that in the clear that we really live on the west coast. On the one hand, our federal state moves on massive mountain coasts and along river runs. To the other it concludes just westwards with a federal state that could one day see neither the roots of the Chicago-Blues, nor the origin of the swing.For it Central Europe was away at the middle of 19-th century simply too far from the American south states. Yes, and the time turns in the Austrian west just her own rounds.

1987 the urgently necessary history writes in addition suddenly completely from only.

And the Blue Monday blues tape remains loyal for now 25 years of this history. Who compares the old pictures of the combo to the topical press photos, sees the exterior change from hippieskem Zausgewand to father's clean linen suit, from Kneipern and sunglasses to the patent leather shoe and the gallows tie. Nevertheless, the prescription remains the same one: Dance and jump on the west coast of Austria, to a form of blues which knows his origins, but the amusing confusion of the native country never forgets.
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Hey Joe - Alex Miksch & Band

For many years the singer coming from the forest quarter and guitarist inspires his audience with wonderfully touching dialect songs and a strong slope to blues. His songs treat in frank and urgent kind of stories of the failure. Somewhere in the last corner of an alcohol-watered bar there originates a soundtrack wrapped in bluesige sounds of a life which knows how to touch the listeners by his thick atmosphere. Nevertheless, with all darkness the texts and the music are earthy, full lives and poetry. They come along with a winking and black humor. Musically Miksch is open after many sides what makes an unequivocal categorization heavy. The autodidact walks on his quite own way. If you like what I’m doing, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! - ”LIKE”

Sunday, March 25, 2012

China Blues - Oscar Klein & Philadelphia Jerry Ricks

Born in 1940th in Philadelphia Ricks was the epitome of "Rambler", wanderers, who can never stay long in one place. Toured the world promoting the authentic black blues, and according to their own narratives certainly although some of them still active. This charismatic musician, widely known for the skill to achieve intimate contact with the audience, is quite critical and even hard, he says, "totally wrong conception of blues Europeanised", today now recognizable, according to him, an artificial rock-blues.
Multiply was nominated for the famous WC Handy Award, and his rich discography includes more than twenty titles. He has several solo albums, while others created in collaboration with the Swiss-Austrian jazz trumpeter and guitarist Oscar Klein and blues performers such as John Hurt. Professional associate and adviser to a number of institutions involved in the study of blues and folk.
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Big Fat Mama Blues - Al Cook

Al Cook was born Alois Kurt Koch on February 27th 1945 in Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, but spent his entire life in Vienna. Music was no subject to him, until he came in touch with Rock And Roll Music on July 25, 1960, watching an old Elvis picture from 1957, called “Loving You”, which changed his attitudes to music and life forever. Al Cook tried hard to escape a dull existence as a laborer in a mechanical factory. From then on, he wanted to live a decidedly artistic and free life, but he had to keep patient for nearly 13 Years to overcome with his music. In October 1963, Al Cook bought himself a cheap “campfire-box”, as he likes to identify his first guitar and launched his rocket exactly a year later, on October 17th 1964 at an amateur-variety show.

But the era of Rock n Roll died, in Al Cook’s eyes, with the clipping of Elvis sideburns at the close of the 50’s. Al Cook’s appearance turned out to end up in a disastrous failure, because the Beatles had killed the RnR Stars and the music and lifestyle of the fifties were no longer in style. Al Cook refused to jump the bandwagon and decided to quit the world of popular entertainment to look for something that suited his rather individualistic personality. Accidentally, he came in touch with ancient forms of afro-american folk-music, that everybody knows as “The Blues”.
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Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Blues and a Half - Christian Dozzler & Lazy Roosters

Christian Dozzler (born September 22, 1958, Vienna, Austria) is a blues, boogie woogie and zydeco multi-instrumentalist and singer from Austria, now based in the Dallas/Fort Worth (Texas) area. He plays piano, harmonica, accordion and organ, and writes most of his recorded material. He has been nicknamed "Vienna Slim".
Dozzler took classical piano lessons from the age of 5. He started teaching himself to play blues and boogie woogie on the piano after he heard this music on the radio at age 14. Eventually, he also learned playing the harmonica and guitar, and formed the 'Backyard Bluesband' in 1976, while still in high school. In 1984 he got called to co-front Austria's 'Mojo Blues Band', and toured and recorded with them until 1993. From 1993 until 2000, he led his own band 'Christian Dozzler & The Blues Wave'. In 2000 he relocated to the United States and was keyboardist for the Larry Garner band from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for two years. He settled in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area in 2002 and continued his solo career. As of 2010, he performs mostly solo piano blues in North America and Europe, but also plays with Texas blues bands like Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Mike Morgan and the Crawl or 'Hash Brown & The Browntones' on a regular basis.