Category Archives: BLUES

Dr John – In A Sentimental Mood

Artist: Dr. John
Album: In A Sentimental Mood
Label: Warner Bros.
Format: MP3@320 kbps
Sound Quality: HIGH
Size: 96,43 MB
Time 40:17
Type: Album
Country: USA
Release Date: 1989
Original Release Date: Apr, 1989
Language: English
Genre: Piano Blues, New Orleans R&B
On Dr. John’s first major-label effort, and first vocal studio album in ten years, he performs a set of pop standards including Cole Porter’s «Love for Sale» and Johnny Mercer’s «Accentuate the Positive.» After starting out with a wild stage act and unusual costumes, Dr. John has evolved into a vocal stylist and piano virtuoso, which makes the idea of doing this sort of material appealing. And he does it well, turning out a leisurely duet with Rickie Lee Jones on «Makin’ Whoopee» that won a Grammy (Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group), and giving sad feeling to «My Buddy.» Maybe he has changed since the Gris Gris days, but even a mellowed Dr. John is a tasty one. ~ William Ruhlmann

1 Makin’ Whoopee! – Donaldson, Kahn 4:07
2 Candy – David, Kramer, Whitney 5:31
3 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Arlen, Mercer 3:53
4 My Buddy – Donaldson, Kahn 3:48
5 In a Sentimental Mood – Ellington, Kurtz, Mills 4:04
6 Black Night – Robinson 4:10
7 Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Greene 4:52
8 Love for Sale – Porter 5:16
9 More Than You Know – Eliscu, Rose, Youmans 4:36

JOHN LEE HOOKER – chill out

Audio CD (February 21, 1995)
Original Release Date: February 21, 1995
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Virgin Records Us
Format:CD, Album
Sound Quality: FULL
Format: Mp3_256Kbps

A beautiful album, the title track «Chill Out» with Carlos Santana is a killer tune! also the track with Van Morrison and Booker T. Jones «Serves me right to suffer/Syndicator»

Track Listings
01. Chill-Out (Things Gonna Change)
02. Deep Blue Sea
03. Kiddio
04. Medley:Serves Me Right To Suffer/Syndicator
05. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
06. Tupelo
07. Woman On My Mind
08. Anne Mae
09. Too Young
10. Talkin’ The Blues
11. If You’ve Never Been In Love
12. We’ll Meet Again

The Grammy Award-winning album Chill Out was released in 1995 and features a number of guest artists, including Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, Booker T. Jones, Charles Brown and Roy Rogers, on such Hooker classics as «One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer» and «Tupelo,» and the newly written title track.


One of his finest ’90s recordings, Chill Out balances the guitar-glitz of Carlos Santana’s guest shot on the karmic title cut with a handful of profoundly deep Hooker solo performances. Among those are new versions of his standards «Tupelo» and «Annie Mae,» and the soulful «If You’ve Never Been in Love,» where expert slide-man Roy Rogers provides subtle accompaniment to Hooker’s spontaneous storytelling. The band numbers that bookend the album are weak, relying on Hooker’s strong vocal presence to overcome sketchy writing. Van Morrison, pianist Charles Brown, and M.G.’s leader Booker T. Jones also lend a hand. But Hooker doesn’t need anybody’s help to get to the passionate heart of his blues. One last note: Anton Corbijn’s CD-booklet photographs of ol’ Johnny Lee are terrific.
–Ted Drozdowski

VA – The Dali CD: In Admiration of Music (2006)

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: The Dali CD: In Admiration of Music
Year Of Release: 2006
Label: Masters of Media
Genre: Jazz, Blues
Format: FLAC (Tracks, Cue, Log, Covers)
Quality: Lossless
Total Time: 1 h 9 min 1 sec
Total Size: 355 mb
John Campbell – Down In The Hole  

1. John Campbell – Down In The Hole
2. Hans Theessink – Mississippi
3. Hugh Masekela – Stimela (The Coal Train)
4. The Yuri Honing Trio – Walking On The Moon
5. Jocelyn B. Smith – When I Need You
6. Jan Akkerman – Am I Losing You
7. Damien Rice – Cannonball
8. Peter Schneider & The Stimulators – St. James Infirmary
9. Terry Evans – Get Your Lies Straight
10. Patricia Barber – Let It Rain
11. Marilyn Mazur & Audun Kleive – Drum Impro
12. Dick Hyman – Bach Up To Me

At DALI we are driven by raw enthusiasm and optimism on a never-ending journey to satisfy our audiophile ideas of what a good loudspeaker is.

The same with this CD – we have selected these tracks in various musical styles to enable you to enjoy the full potential of your DALI speakers. Great recordings from great musicians on speakers made in admiration of music.

When we write «IN ADMIRATION OF MUSIC» it is much more than a nice sounding motto. It is the very foundation on which we develop and produce loudspeakers.

We love music.
We love sound.
We strive for the ultimate in sound reproduction in every DALI product and on this CD.

Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues

Back to Back is a 1959 studio album by Johnny Hodges, featuring Duke Ellington.
It was followed up by Side by Side (1959), recorded at the same sessions.

Released: 1959
Recorded: February 20, 1959 – Columbia Studios, New York
Genre: jazz
Length: 40:02
Label: Verve
Producer: Norman Granz

FLAC & mp3 #256

Track listing
«Wabash Blues» (Fred Meinken, Dave Ringle) – 6:22
«Basin Street Blues» (Spencer Williams) – 8:05
«Beale Street Blues» (W. C. Handy) – 7:40
«Weary Blues» (Artie Matthews) – 6:50
«St. Louis Blues» (Handy) – 5:45
«Loveless Love» (Handy) – 6:05
«Royal Garden Blues» (Clarence Williams, Spencer Williams) – 5:20

Tracks 1, 2 and 4
Duke Ellington – piano
Johnny Hodges – saxophone: alto
Harry «Sweets» Edison – trumpet
Les Spann – flute, guitar
Al Hall – bass
Jo Jones – drums

These tracks were recorded February 20, 1959

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Back to Back
«Basin Street Blues«

My Favorite Duke, November 11, 2005
D. Allen «Mr. Mojorisin»
This review is from: Play the Blues Back to Back (Audio CD)
This is one of my favorite small group jazz CD’s. I was pleasantly surprised when I got this, expecting it to be good, but not this good! The companion to this, Side by Side, is of the same caliber but I’d have to give this one the nod. It’s from my favorite jazz period (1955-1963) and it’s performed by two of my favorite musicians, and the recording is amazing. The sound quality of these discs is the best I’ve ever heard from this time period, and in my opinion, some of the remastered jazz titles from this era are the finest sounding and best engineered recordings to be found from any era – period. Can you tell I like it?

Immaculate blues, May 10, 2008
S J Buck (Kent, UK)
This review is from: Play the Blues Back to Back (Audio CD)
Previous reviewers have already said everything that needs to be said, so I’ll keep this short. This is a small group recording with Jo Jones on drums Les Spann on Guitar, Johnny Hodges on Alto Sax and Harry Edison on Trumpet.
None of the tracks are Ellington tunes, which is very unusual. When Ellington plays these tunes they begin to sound like he wrote them. In this case its probably because they are all blues. With a talent as great as Ellington’s you quickly put your mark on the music. All the musicians play beautifully. This isn’t a wild jam session, so whilst there certainly are sparks they are of a more subtle nature.
If you want to hear more of Ellington’s under-rated Piano playing I strongly recommend «Piano in the Foreground» and «Money Jungle». Both of these feature the Dukes Piano in a trio setting (although wildly different).

not essential, but glad i have it all the same., August 26, 2007
fluffy, the human being. (forest lake, mn)
This review is from: Play the Blues Back to Back (Audio CD)
duke ellington and johnny hodges playing the blues in a small group setting. how could you go wrong with this one? you can’t. hodges trademark tone is in fine form as ever, and of course mr ellington’s piano is sophisticated and fine throughout. while not a mellow album, the mood is loose and laid-back, full of a light easy swing that sits down fine on the ears. there are many essential ellington releases, i would say this is not one of them, so don’t start here if you are new to his music; but once you have collected the finest gems in his discography, then by all means pick up a copy of this fine jazz outting.

Από την πρώτους δίσκους που αγόρασα γύρω στο ’85 χωρίς να έχω ακόμα πικάπ!!!
Η πρώτη σύντομη ακρόαση, έγινε στο σπίτι φίλου μου. Με το που ακούμπησε η βελόνα στο αυλάκι, μου έφυγε η ψυχή…
Κάποιοι γνωρίζουν λεπτομέρειες σχετικά με αυτή την αγορά, από το δισκάδικο της Μπενάκη.
Είναι από τους πολύ αγαπημένους μου δίσκους και τους καλύτερους των γιγάντων που εικονίζονται με γυρισμένες τις πλάτες.

Classic JJ Cale: The Universal Masters Collection

Artist: J.J. Cale

Release Date: December 27, 1999
Type: Compilation (best of)
Genre: Rock

1999’s single-disc Classic JJ Cale: The Universal Masters Collection is as solid as the Chronicles double CD issued a few years prior, but without any of the filler. This one is loaded with 18 tracks from J.J. Cale’s prime, including «Magnolia,» «After Midnight,» «Call Me the Breeze,» «Cocaine,» and more. It also includes latter-day staples such as «Shanghaid» and «Downtown L.A.» The consistency of this Okie-drenched, red-dirt, laid-back blues strut is remarkable. It packs a quiet yet unmistakable wallop. This is easily the best single-disc collection out there and features completely remastered sound. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

Track Listings

1. After Midnight
2. Magnolia
3. Crazy Mama
4. Call Me the Breeze
5. Lies
6. Cajun Moon
7. Rock and Roll Records
8. Cocaine
9. Hey Baby
10. Don’t Cry Sister
11. Carry On
12. Mama Don’t
13. Devil in Disguise
14. Downtown L.A.
15. Shanghaid
16. Change Your Mind
17. Lonesome Train
18. Long Way Home

Don’t Cry Sister

J.J. Cale (Composer), J.J. Cale (Producer), Audie Ashworth (Composer), Audie Ashworth (Producer), Colin Escott (Liner Notes)