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Showing posts with label Ike Turner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ike Turner. Show all posts

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rip Cat Records artist - Mike Eldred Trio - 61/49

I've been told that 2013 is gonna be a great year. If the quality of music coming across my desk this year is a sign... we're in for a windfall. I am reviewing the just released Mike Eldred Trio release, 61/49 on Rip Cat Records and it's a blast! Opening with Eldred original, Don't Go Down There, an acapella spiritual number this recording is off to a terrific start. Eldred shows that he has the voice to carry off this type of track and is backed by the Emmanuel Church Gospel Choir. This track is authentic, real.... terrific! Every track on this release is an Eldred original and next up is Jake's Boogie. This is a fast paced Texas style guitar boogie (instrumental) and it's a 1st class ripper! Louise has got a bit of lope to it and Eldred belts out this rockabilly flavored blues track and plays smokin' blues riffs along with Kid Ramos keeping the track hot end to end. She's A Rocket takes a real dip into the R&R featuring Ike Turner on piano and keeps you boppin with Jeff Turmes on Bari sax honking out great bottom. This is a trio and Eldred is back on each tune by John Bazz (bass) and Jerry Angel (drums). Ruby's Blues is a soft sultry track giving Eldred a great opportunity to show his slow blues guitar chops and that he does. You like slow blues... you'll love this track. This Old Train is a easy going pop track reminicent of early Ricky nelson accompanied by Cesar Rosas on nylon string acoustic guitar. This is a track destined for airplay. Jimmy, Jimmy is a great rocker with hot piano by Ike Turner pushing the rhythm. Eldred really gets the recording charged with this number and his vocals and guitar work are great! Ms. Gayles Chicken House ... just the name conjures up an image and the instrumental light jazz boogie meets the bill. One of the best tracks on the release, this has a great groove and also features Scotty Moore on second guitar. Don't take my word for it. This is cool. I Ain't Comin' Back has a great bottom and uses construction techniques similar to the early Brit blues players playing real blues in the 60's. Eldred plays really hot riffs on this track and his tone is spot on. Lookie Here is a step right out of the early rock blues transformation and Eldred and the gang have the sound down to precision. Again Eldred's vocals are well placed in the track and his guitar work is straight forward and really clean. Swingin! 61/49 is the last track on the release and done acoustically on a resonator...closing the release as it opened... on a primitive earthy real note. This is a great release and one that is certainly a candidate for Bman's Best of 2013 list.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Fool in Love - Ike and Tina Turner

Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), better known by her stage name Tina Turner, is an American singer whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Turner started out her music career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name Little Ann with the song, "Box Top". Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in the early 1960s with Ike as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.Success followed with a string of notable hits including "River Deep – Mountain High" (1966) and "Proud Mary" (1971). Turner later revealed several severe instances of domestic abuse on her autobiography, I, Tina, against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce. Raised a Baptist, Turner converted to Buddhism in 1974, crediting the religion and its spiritual chants for getting her through difficult times in her life. Following her divorce from Ike Turner, she rebuilt her career by constantly performing, eventually launching another series of hits starting in 1983 with the single "Let's Stay Together" and the 1984 release of her fifth solo album Private Dancer. "What's Love Got to Do with It," the most popular single from the album, would later serve as the title of a biographical film about Turner that was adapted from her autobiography. In addition to her music career, Turner has also experienced success in movies, including a role in the 1975 rock musical, Tommy and a starring role in the 1985 Mel Gibson action flick, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, later appearing in a cameo role in the 1993 film, Last Action Hero. One of the world's most popular entertainers, Turner has been called the most successful female rock artist, and was named "one of the greatest singers of all time" by Rolling Stone. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide. She is known for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and widespread appeal. In 2008, Turner left semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner's tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–2009. Rolling Stone ranked her at 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time and considers her the "Queen of Rock and Roll" If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!