We are pleased to announce the release of "Sitting In…." a collection of lost and unreleased solo works by Jazz Saxophonist Paul Gonsalves and the reclusive pianist Clyde "Fats" Wright. The recordings, which feature each artist in a very rare "bandleader" format were discovered by producers Andy Allu and Son Lewis in a New Jersey garage, wrapped in cellophane and stored in an old 45-RPM carrying case.Gonsalves is best known as the ultra-melodic tenor saxophonist for Duke Ellington who performed a 27-chorus solo during Ellington’s performance of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue" during the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. That performance has often been credited for revitalizing Ellington’s career in the 1950’s.
Wright was a Roanoke VA native who is credited by many as one of the most talented and creative pianists of his era, but despite the pleadings of music industry giants (such as John Hammond), steadfastly refused to record commercially. As a result of his local reputation, he was coaxed to relocate to the Philadelphia area where he was a featured side-man with such luminaries as John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Jazz great McCoy Tyner credited his early exposure to Wright’s live performances as his main inspiration in pursuing Jazz Piano.
LPD 2008 Sitting In... Compact Disc $16.99
Lady in Red/I Hear a Rhapsody/Original Afro Cuban/Deep Blues/Orcha Clomya/Tenderly/Cui Cui/Estralita/Cape Verde Blues (Paul Gonsalves)/No Greater Love/Stella by Starlight/The Best Thing for You Is Me/Shadows/The Song Is You/Autumn in New York/(Clyde "Fats" Wright)
Otis Spann "Someday"
LPD2028 Full CD $16.99
Chicken Shack/Country Boy/Someday (Acoustic)/Come Back Baby/Meet Me In The Bottom/Spann's Boogie/Someday (Electric)/Blind Man/Back Bay Shuffle/St. Louis Blues/Cold Feeling Blues/Spann's Blues/Blues Don't Love Nobody
Daniel Kenney "The Well" (Digital click image to left, Physical CD Click CCNow icon below)
Silk City Records is pleased to announce the release of "The Well", by singer/songwriter/arranger Daniel Kenney. Californian Daniel Kenney began writing and performing during the 1960's in the vibrant music scene around NY City and Toronto Canada. Often appearing on double bills and tours with renowned songwriters such as Jack McMahon and Son Lewis, Kenney honed his craft with a variety of acoustic and electric influences. During his time in the East, Daniel performed regularly in coffeehouses, clubs and colleges as both a solo acoustic act and in bands with Lewis, The Burkhart Brothers, Moses Gunn and a host of other singer/songwriters. Kenney’s musical style defies "categorization" as he has absorbed from a wide variety of influences, including folk, jazz, acid and country. What comes out is a varied refraction of these styles, with a decided accent on the romantic ballad and ambient and ethereal melodies backed by solid rhythms and infectious guitar-laden hooks. In what could be called long hiatus following his relocation to the Bay Area in California, Daniel pulled back from performing to focus on songwriting, composition and arranging and his efforts are well represented in "The Well".
(LPD2030) Full CD $9.99 Individual Songs $0.99 ea. MP3 Format
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The Well/My Mind Moves To You/Moonlight Shade/You’ll Never Know/Justa Urge/Love Inside/Magdalena/Talk To You/One For The Sawgrass/Dark Scar
The NJ Devil, Hook Man of Hook Mountain Road, Ghosts of the Union Hotel, the apparition of Annies' Grave.... Jersey's got its share of well-known Urban Legends. But this CD takes a long hard look at some of NJ's OTHER legends- a lot less scary and a whole lot more talented. They're the Blues performers who have been driving the vibrant music scene in the clubs, coffeehouses and festivals of the Garden State for years. This, the second UJBN compilation CD, has been created to showcase and promote the incredible musical talent lurking throughout the Garden State and to give notice that NJ's Blues scene is poised to stand alongside some of the country's long-touted Blues regions. For more information on UJBN visit www.ujbn.com.
(LPD2009) CD $12.99
Voodoo Woman/The NRG Band, I'm Leavin' Baby/Dave Gross, Blame Me (Don't Blame My Heart)/Enzo and The Bakers, Does Your Wife Know?/Sweet Suzi and the Blues Experience, Evalina/Son Lewis/BluesBand, Just Got Back From Baby's/Hard Bargain, Mess On My Plate/Dave Gross, Sister Sadie/Russ Gurney Trio, Love Me Like A Man/The BassBoards, that Woman's Cold/Jimbeau & The Retrocasters, Pretty Little Satellite/Charlie Jones, Killing Floor/Lone Shark, Rattle That Box/Plainfield Slim, Down In The Alley/Kevin Kiley
The Blues have been alive and well and living in New Jersey for some time now. Although Blues "hot spots" like Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans have garnered their fair share of the limelight, Blues has long been a staple of clubs, coffeehouses and festivals in the Garden State. This CD was developed to show the depth and breath of this area's talent and is a co-operative effort between the artists, the United Jersey Blues Network (UJBN) and Silk City. The UJBN is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to the education and furthering of the Blues. All proceeds from the sale of this CD will be used to establish The Johnny "Clyde" Copeland Memorial Scholarship Fund for deserving youths seeking educational opportunities in the study of music. For more information on UJBN visit www.ujbn.com.
(LPD2021) CD $12.99
Beg and Plead/Jeanne Lozier Band, Chilly/The Tonemasters, Happy Song/Steve Johnson, Red Hot Mamma/Soul Food, Snake/Son Lewis/BluesBand, Marlene/Plainfield Slim, Things You Do To Me/Jimbeau & The Retrocasters, If I'm Wrong/The Shades, Bluesman/Bluespower, Jersey Blues/Jersey Blues Depot, Watch The River Run/Nasty Ned & the New Conqueroos, Shake My Eggs/Plainfield Slim, Teena Neena Nu/The Watchdog Blues Band, Almost 4 a.m./Steve Johnson, Do Fries Come With That Shake?/Spencer Jarrett, I'm In Love/Michael Packer Blues Band
Grammy-nominated singer, Kate Hart created "Detroit Women" based on the successful group "Seattle Women." Seattle Women were pulled together for one show in Seattle and still going strong 18 years later. Kate returned to Detroit and formed this all-star revue with the top women singers in the Metro-Detroit area. Each of the women sing lead while the others provide back-up vocals. They are backed-up by the renowned Motor City Express. The members have appeared and toured with everyone from to Meatloaf to Kenny Loggins to Delbert McClinton to Bob Seger to Roy Orbison to Hall and Oates. The Detroit Women are: KATE HART, VALERIE BARRYMORE, ELENA PAPILLO, STACIA PETRIE , LADY T, KATHI MCDONALD, RHONDA BANTISMBA and TERRIE LEA.
(LPD2023) CD $9.99
Old Weakness/Strongest Weakness/My Man is Ugly/ I'd Rather Go Blind/ Breakin' Up Somebody's Home/Two Plays for A Quarter/Paradise/Leap of When Something is Wrong with My Baby/I Believe/Good Rocking Daddy/Bone Me/Save Your Breath
Son Lewis (vocals/guitar) has been an active figure on the American music scene for some time. He was an Award Recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts for his recording “Next Train Smokin’” which chronicled the development of American Roots/Blues in the 20th Century.
His body of work has led him to recognition as a performer and recording artist. As a faithful and loving interpreter of American music in live performance, TV, radio, and on recordings, Son has proved to audiences everywhere that the Blues is a vibrant and exciting form of musical entertainment!
Together with Rich Downes (vocals/bass guitar) and Alan Camlet (vocals/drums) the Son Lewis Band presents a solid evening of entertainment with a song list that stretches well beyond any single genre or style. They rock… they groove… they smolder and get very FUNKY and cap it off with well-placed, sweet three-part harmony and instrumental wizardry.
It’s American Music played the way it’s supposed to be played… music designed with the dancer in mind.
(LPD2038) CD $12.97
Big Railroad Blues/Alimony/Steady Rolling Man/That's Life/I Got You (I Feel Good)/Sitting On Top Of The World/Rocket 88/Little Rain Falling/Nadine/Take This Hammer/Giving It Up For Your Love/I'm Going To Brownsville/Nobody's Fault But Mine/(You Got To) Help Yourself
Son Lewis - Talking With Ghosts
Music critics and world-renowned radio DJ's have referred to Son Lewis as "the REAL deal". His love of the greatest songs of the past are not just reverent re-treads but modern interpretations. In the CD "Talking with Ghosts", Lewis brings to life some particular songs that inspired him to remain a performing artist for over 40 years.... The "Ghosts" are not the songwriters; some are gone but some are still with us. The "Ghosts" are those memories of the past, those specific linkages to time and events that make us who we are today. To forget them is to forget who we are and from whence we came.
Son began his professional performance career in 1965 in High School and since then he has continued to bring us new songs, classic Blues and R&B in both acoustic solo format and with his rocking band. He is a "musicians musician" and his band mates have included personnel from Mink DeVille, Exuma, Ricki Lee Jones Band, The Shots, Rockett 88 and more. He has toured with and opened for John Hammond, Johnny Copeland, Savoy Brown, The Manhattan Transfer, Tracy Nelson, Mose Allison, The Nighthawks, Elvin Bishop and a HOST of others.
(LPD 2037) $12.99
Blue Shadows Falling / Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl / Candy Man / Soul Deep / Drop Down Mamma / Too Much Monkey Business / Walking Blues / Liar / Love You Like A Man / Nine Below Zero / One Meatball / Use Me / How Long? / Shake For Me
Classic Blues, Funk, Swing, Americana and some R&B-infused ballads from Blues veteran-artist Son Lewis.
"Too Hot" is a special homage to many of his early influences like Sleepy John Estes, Lightnin Hopkins, Paul Butterfield and Eric Clapton. In addition to his "Blues" roots, Son also acknowledges the place that funk, soul and other forms had in his musical development. The album features songs by Wilson Pickett, The Temptations (a wonderful acoustic version of "I Wish It Would Rain"), War (Slippin' into Darkness) and (believe it or not) Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music (Lewis considers "Avalon" to be one of the most romantic songs ever written). Fifteen tunes, including two new originals and more outstanding Blues, Roots and Rock from the godfather of NJ Blues.
(LPD2035) CD $12.99
Too Hot to Handle / Slippin' Into Darkness / Vigilante Man / Get Out My Life, Woman / Everybody Ought to Make a Change / Juicy John Pink / Avalon / In the Midnight Hour / I Wish It Would Rain / I Yi Yi / Shine On, Moon / Diddley Daddy / Pretty Thing / Sitting Here in Limbo / Button Up and Go / Anybody Here Seen Sammy?
In his homage to youthful days spent along Florida's Gulf Coast, Son Lewis has included seven new original tunes and five covers of some of his favorite songwriters and tunes, inlcuding Speedo, Crawling Kingsnake (a perennial favorite at his acoustic shows), Sleepy John Estes' Leaving Trunk and Murray McLaughlin's dark take on homelessness amongst military veterans. While most of the originals are "brand new", the collection also includes Sarasota County, which Lewis wrote back in 1970 but just now decided to record. It tells the story of the "other side" of Florida's Gulf Coast; a side seldom seen by the tourists... the poor side of the County. The title track is a Latin-tinged Blues that fairly well bounces ALL the way to Tampa! Like most of his recent recordings, this was done by Son in his First House Studio, featuring him on all instruments and vocals.
(LPD2034) CD $12.99
Going South To Tampa/Crawling Kingsnake/Your Love Is Like A Cancer/Smugglin' Man/Demon Rum/Poor Bob's Blues/Speedo/Sugar Maple Blues/Sarasota County/One-Way Highway/Honkey Red/Leaving Trunk
Dignified represents the 18th recording by Son Lewis and his 16th for Silk City Records, the label he helped launch in 1988! These particular sessions spontaneously occurred while recording new original material for the soundtrack of The Big Weekend for Lordi Films. During the soundtrack sessions, Son experimented with using some new arrangements wrapped around themes of his favorite covers of Blues and older Rock tunes. During the sessions, he decided that it would not work for the film, but he experienced a passionate desire to extend the songs to their full length and finish them properly… that coupled nicely with six new original songs he had been working on. As he puts it "It was like big old pieces of anthracite coming down a coal chute at me 1000 pounds a minute… I had no choice but to put it all together or it would just crush me!" Through fate and by design, Dignified represents a return for Son Lewis to some long ignored roots and influences… a tip of the hat to the masters, with a shiny new coat of paint!
(LPD2032) CD $12.99
Gone Dead Train/Dignified/OnStar Blues/The Dream/Sweet Misery/Matchbox Blues/Forgive & Forget/You Got To Move/Stop Breaking Down/On The White Line/Love In Vain/Silk City Shuffle/Walk These Troubles Away/Strolling With The Wolf
Recorded at Lewis' own "Studio Chien", this disc features Son Lewis on ALL instruments on 13 tracks, and joined by Bob "Hoochie Coochie" Paolucci (Harmonica), Larry "Wolfman" Talbot (bass) and Paul Unsworth(drums) on the instrumental "Little Bitty Pretty One/Rockin' Robin" (recorded live). The recording, also engineered and produced by Lewis, presents 11 new original tunes and covers of Sleepy John Estes and LeRoy Carr. The overall album represents some new directions for the singer while still remaining deeply rooted in Blues and Roots music. The title cut was developed for a TV Pilot about Federal Law Enforcement agents who work the US State Parks and Forests. (LPD2029) CD $12.99
Laws of Nature/Cigarettes & Coffee/Lightning Child/Down South/For Skyler/My Baby Don't/Organ Grinder Blues/In Your Life/Mr. Swanson's Place/Cold Dead Hands/How Long Blues/Loving You/Instead of Stars/Little Bitty Pretty One & Rockin' Robin
Recorded live at the now defunct Max Daniel’s in West Orange, the disc features long time band members Jerry Fierro (Harmonica and Vocals), Rich Downs (bass) and Alan Camlet (drums). The recording, done direct to CD-R by Engineer Karl Kuhn, represents an assemblage of the most frequently requested cover tunes performed by the band. The CD features some “house rocking” crowd-favorites and some simmering and solid Blues but also drifts into other more subdued feels. Blues fans will appreciate Lewis’ take on Red House, with some smoldering guitar work and jam band fans will recognize Camlet’s spot-on drums as the key driver for the title cut....
(LPD2031) CD $9.99
Not Fade Away/Back Door Man (Warning – EXPLICIT LYRICS)/Into the Mystic/I Feel So Bad/Red House/Can I Change My Mind/Peeping & Hiding (Warning – EXPLICIT LYRICS)/Little Red Rooster/I Got My Mojo Working/Walking Blues/Still A Fool
Son Lewis has been performing the Blues for over 30 years. His reputation as a guitarist, singer and entertainer have garnered him accolades from fans, media and the music industry alike. Well respected by musicians for his dedication to his art, his recordings showcases classic Blues tunes from six decades. Whether it's a solo acoustic performance of a Delta Blues classic or when he is rocking the joint with his band (which has featured members of The Fins, Rickie Lee Jones Band, Mink DeVille, The Poppa Chubby Band, Stuff, The Jitterz, Exhuma, Impact, The Shots and Castle Browne) Lewis has always given the Blues his all and stayed true to his vision.
(LPD2004) CD $12.99
Evil, Phonograph Blues, Mellow Down Easy, Candy Man, So Many Roads, Driving Wheel, Remember Me, Mighty Crazy, Long Distance Call, I''ve Had My Fun, Tore Down, Come On In My Kitchen, Outside Woman Blues, I Can''t Keep from Crying, Hoodoo Blues
Electric and Acoustic Cuts punch through on this follow up to "Next Train Smokin'", featuring Lewis on guitar and vocals, John Pittas on Keyboards, Alan Camlet and Tony Carbonaro on Drums, Rich Downs and Anthony Cioffie on Bass. Also featured is long-time partner Jerry Fierro on Harp and his debut on lead vocals on Lollypop Mamma, Walking To My Baby, and One Little Monkey (Don't Stop My Show).
(LPD2006) Compact Disc $9.99
Lollypop Mamma, As The Years Go Passing By, Jinx Blues, Snake, Walking To My Baby, Mean Old Mare, Jack and Jill Blues, Evalina, It Hurts Me Too, Seventh Son, Malted Milk, Hobo Blues, Fatting Frogs For Snakes, One Little Monkey Don't Stop My Show
Acoustic Blues featuring the sensation harp work of Son's long-time bandmate Jerry Fierro. Recorded LIVE at Doc's Blues Barbeque (The Warwick Valley Winery) and Fairleigh Dickenson University's Wilson Auditorium
(LPD2020) CD $12.99
Baby, What You Want Me To Do, Bring It With You When You Come, Mamma, Tain't Long, I Be Troubled, Crawling Kingsnake, Drop Down Mamma, Pony Blues, Stones In My Passway, Tell Me Mamma, Give Me Some Of Your Pie, Found True Love, Whoopin/I Got My Mojo Working
This recording represents highlights of his band's live performances over the last two decades. Showcasing some of the FINEST musicians to have passed through his band, like Ron Petronzi, Jerry Fierro and John Pittas! Also featured are Carl Muller (of Impact and The Flying Muller Brothers), Joe Siciliano, Len Goldstein, Frank Fumosa, Randy Smith and current band members Rich Downs (bass) and Alan Camlet (drums). Recorded live in larger venues like The John Harms Center for the Performing Arts, The Wilson Auditorium at Fairleigh Dickenson University AND smaller Blues landmarks like The Stanhope House and The Turning Point, the CD features some "house rocking" crowd-pleasers and some simmering and solid Blues. The CD closes with the band’s cooking version of Olatunji’s "Jingo", featuring a smoking duel between Fierro’s Congas and Camlet’s drums.
(LPD2025) Compact Disc $12.99
Juke, When You Got A Good Friend, Howling For My Darling, Phonograph Blues, Whose Been Talkin'?, Hoochie Coochie Man, Crosscut Saw, Wammer Jammer, Built For Comfort, All Your Love, She's Tough, Outside Woman Blues, King Bee, Jingo
This CD from Son Lewis features 11 original Blues and Roots tunes; four co-written by long-time keyboard partner John Pittas (aka JP Keys). This CD, produced by Lewis and Pittas features influences from Acoustic Delta style, grinding Chicago Blues, New Orleans funk, tinges of Gospel and a horn-driven Memphis song... and more!
(LPD2027) CD $12.99
Deep Water, Old Blues Song, Cadillac Rhythm, Nanny Goat Hill, Strut Her Cat, Down So Long, The Right Tool, Kingstown Road, If You Ain't Happy, Careful With A Fool, Quit Just Now
Brought together by the internet, these artists represent the best Blues from around the North American Continent. Featuring fifteen great songs by fifteen great artists, from Jump and Chicago Blues, to Swamp and Piedmont styles, just about anything you like is included here. Profits from the sale of this CD are being donated to The International Blues Foundation.
(LPD2007) CD $12.99
Wondering/Kenny Blue Ray, Someone to Talk To/Robin Banks, Crawford''s Grill/Barry Levenson, Shaking Off the Blues/Roxy Perry, Hoodoo Man/Son Lewis, I Believe I''ll Give It Up/Sean Carney, Stay in Bed/Wendy DeWitt, Drink Muddy Water/Ed Vadas, Red Light Runner/Mark The Harper, Rub It Boy, Till It Shines/Scott Perry, Unfinished Business/BC & The Blues Crew, 99 Pounds/P.W. Fenton, Yonder Come the Blues/Lisa Otey, Boilerhouse Blues/Boilerhouse Blues Band, Next Time You See Me, I''ll Be Gone/Ironman Mike Curtis
Standing Room Only: Songs from the Last Roadhouse (compilation)
Tucked just off the slow lane on Route 46 in Little Falls NJ, just twenty minutes from the throbbing heart of New York City, sits The Great Notch Inn. A tiny roadhouse, dating back to the days just after Prohibition, "The Notch" presents some of the top Blues, R&B, and Blues-Rock artists in the Northeast Corridor on a regular basis. A place where Bikers and Stockbrokers meet and greet each other with an unusual familiarity, the family-style atmosphere gives birth to this live recording of seven of the top entertainers that appear there regularly (including Son Lewis, Joe Taino and The Flames, The Crescent City Maulers, Roadside Louie & The Dusters, The Raunchtones, Sharp Edge, and John Monnecka). A "top Notch" sonic recording, with audio master Jonathan Bross at the helm, a real treat for for the ears...
(LPD2010) CD $12.99
Guaranteed Recipe and Dream Come True/Raunchtones, Lollypop Mamma and Mean Old Mare/Son Lewis, Junkyard Dog and C.O.D./Joe Taino, Poontang and Belle of Crescent City/Crescent City Maulers, Best of Me, Worst of You and Don''t Come Running to Me/Sharp Edge, I''ve Been Abused and Sheriff''s Daughter/Roadside Louie and The Dusters, Open Sky and You Don''t Love Me/John Monnecka
Blue Stew has made a name for themselves with a down home blending of Blues, Swamp, Cajun and Gospel influenced music. Based in California and formed in 1994, they have played shows with Little Feat, Duke Robillard, Eddy Clearwater, Roomful of Blues, Larry Carlton, The Blasters, Storyville, Doug Sahm & The Last Real Texas Blues Band. Their music has had substantial radio play as well as glowing reviews in Blues Revue, Blues Access, L.A. Times, Blues Byteshome.
(LPD 2024) CD $5.99
Three Days To Louisianna, That's What Lovers Will Do, Mean Old World, The Laundromat, La Fayette Cajun Fest And Fais Do Do, I'm A Slave To You, Trying To Kill The Pain, Blues For The Bear Cat, Wake Up Jesus, Where Do I Fit In?, Found True Love
Equally at home playing electric or acoustic music, Michael''s most recent effort is his solo release, “Homeward”.This CD is a mix of acoustic and electric ‘gospel blues’ that aims straight for the heart and reaches the listener''s soul. This album is STUNNING. Melodic, lyrical, gritty, well executed and well recorded…STEEPED in Blues, Gospel and Roots …We at Silk City have not been this excited about a singer/songwriter in a very long time.
(LPD 2019) CD $5.99
I''ll Be Walking Home Today (For Vivian), We Could Walk On Water, Salvation Drive, Holes In The Wall, Lonesome Town, Hold Her When She Cries, It All Means Nothing Without You, Hate To Say Goodbye (For Jason), The Gospel According To Paul (For Paul Leroy Miller), Magazines And Cigarettes, Army Of The Lord, Homeward Bound
The Crescent City Maulers, a hard driving band out of New Jersey have been exciting audiences for over 10 years combining rhythm+blues, jump, swing, and Vegas lounge. The band is credited for brining back the dance traditions of the 40's and 50's in the early 90's, and are featured on CD compilations with "The Brian Setzer Orchestra", "The Royal Crown Revue", and "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy". The Maulers gained national attention in 1996 with the release of their CD, "Screamin" and have appeared on USA NETWORKS "Up All Nite" with Gilbert Godfried. They also appeared on USA's tribute to Jim Carrey. The Maulers have performed and shared the stage with New Orleans legend "Dr. John", "The Dirty Dozen Brass Band", "The Cherry Poppin' Daddies", "Buckwheat Zydeco", "Sonny Landreth", and "Steve Riley and His Mallot Playboys". The band's core of "Big Al" Sagnella on guitar/vocals, Tony "Scams" Salimbene on sax, Len "Boom Boom" Zaccaro on drums has been the same for 10 years, with ex-Blues "Jumper Supreme" Joe D'Astalfo on the upright bass
(LPD2012) Compact Disc $14.99
Our Dilemma. Dance You Sinners, Let Me Off Uptown, Downtown Ironbound, Lovin’ Machine, I Want A Roof Over My Head, Belle Of Crescent City, Poontang, Lo-Fi Jive, Dirty Vodka, It Don’t Mean A Thing, It’s Obdacious, No More Blues, Low Rent
John E.K and the Memphis Storm are veterans of the western NJ music scene. Combining a solid roots and blues mixture with a good time "let''s all dance" party atmosphere, John and the boys rock the joint... Joined by Mike Bochniak (drums), Jay Leslie (sax/keys) and Fred Smith (bass) John E.K. performs his originals with a flavor that will take you back to less complicated times, when the beer was cold, the air was smokey, and the night was hot...
(LPD2016) CD $5.99
Swing, Little Sister Swing, Swang Thang, Way Too Long, Midnight Rambler, When Ever You''re Around (2001), Your Mail Box, Cell Block No. 3, Back Door Man, Since I Met You (Baby), Shook Me, Hello Mary Ann, What Would It Take, At The Crossroads (Revised)
Hi-Way 13 Blues Band - Taxi Driver This Rocking Blues band, from Northern New Jersey, has wowed club audiences since they hit the road in 1995. Solid druming from Keith Mulhare and rock hard bass lines by Bill LaGreca prove a solid foundation for the singing and riffing of guitarist John Bastiani and keyboardist Tim Lautz. Blues veteran Son Lewis assisted Jonathan Bross in the producer''s chair on this one, but as Son put it "Producing these guys may just be the easiest gig I''ve ever had... They have a feel that goes way beyond what you see in bands today." The band intends to present a mix of new original material blended in with some interesting arrangements of crowd pleasing standards.
(LPD 2014) CD $5.99
Everyday, Taxi Driver, Walkin Through The Park, In The Open, Who You Running From, Highway 13, 30 Minutes Till Texas, Early In The Morning, The Deal, Looking Back, Blues 101, Pack Of Lies, All For Loving You, Satisfy Suzie
Solidarity Singers - Solidarity, It Can't Be Beat!
"We are a street chorus, not a concert choir. Our preferred venue is a picket line. We try to lift the spirits of people engaged in struggle and help them to carry on. Only a few of us know how to read music, but we all know which side we’re on.”
Over the past years, the Solidarity Singers have appeared more than a hundred times on picket lines, at rallies for labor and other progressive causes, and in occasional concert settings, including the annual May Day celebrations at the Botto House/American Labor Museum, where this CD was recorded.
This CD includes 19 songs in English, Spanish, and Yiddish dealing with labor issues affecting public and private sector employees, union organizing, civil rights, and current issues such as globalization, child labor, and the exploitation of workers everywhere. It concludes with a rousing rendition of “Solidarity Forever,” the anthem of the American labor movement, in its original form with all of Ralph Chaplin’s rarely-sung lyrics.
(LPD1039) CD $5.99
Rocking Solidarity/We'll Stay Out On the Line (This Little Light of Mine)/Dump the Bosses Off Your Back/We're Gonna Roll The Union On/Woke Up This Morning/We Are Building A Strong Union/De Colores/There Is A Power In The Union/No More Layoffs/It's A Small Wage After All/As Time Goes By/Ale Brider/Talking Union/Organize (We're The Union)/No Nos Moveran (We Shall Not Be Moved)/We Were There/Public Workers Stand Together/WTO Has Got To Go (Shout NO!)/Solidarity Forever
If you like your Blues with a distinctive "West Coast" sound, complete with fat guitar tones and sweet horns, the Terence McArdle is for you. Joined by his band "Big Trouble", Terence glides through 14 tunes combining jumping R&B with a taste of Chicago West Side Blues. Long know as one of the Washington DC area's top Jump Blues Singers and Guitarists, McArdle here shows his reverence for the Blues and the artists who influenced his unique and entertaining style.
(LPD 1049) CD $5.99
24 Hours A Day, Just A Little Bit, Tell Me What's The Reason, Comin' Home Baby, Something To Remember You By, Boogie For Pee Wee, Baby Don't Do That, You Better Believe It, No More Doggin, Irene, Mimona, Don't You Lie To Me, Sloppy Drunk, Sound The Bell
With a musical style that defies "definition", Mike Dugan & The Blues Mission bring listeners to a new place in the Blues. Long regarded as one of the finest lead guitarists on the Blues scene, Dugan''s blazing solo''s, funky rhythms, and rich soulful vocals are blended into extremely well crafted songs with outstanding arrangements, and certify that he is not just another "guitar slinger". If you are ready for some seriously stunning guitar playing that is original and impressive, then Mike Dugan & The Blues Mission will be just what the Blues Doctor ordered!
"Mike''s a great young player.... He''s good!"Les Paul
"The man with the mission returns to offer a sizzling collection... Nothing''s better than seeing these guys live, but this album is a good close second". Josh Richman/The Express Times
"Dugan''s mission is ACCOMPLISHED" Scott Cronick/Atlantic City Press
A Step Ahead of Trouble (LPD 1021) CD $5.99A Step Ahead of Trouble, Don''t Mess with Me, It''s Never Too Late, Ain't Doin' Too Bad, Mudhole Blues (Tribute to Roy Buchanan), Simplify It, Get Used To It, Treadin Water, Nickleplated, No Place to Park, Just Not Myself, First Date Blues, You''re Gonna Learn The Hard Way.
Sharp Edge There's A Reason for Everything (LPD1017) CD $5.99
Ok... so many of us don''t remember those early days of the British Invasion, or we are just tired of hearing about "the Sixties"... but then along comes this modern rock band and we are hearing Blues, Reggae, and Sixties Influenced originals balanced by cranking guitar, solid "to the floor" bass, and snapping and cracking drums. It must be Sharp Edge. Formed from the ashes of the legendary Roosters, these guys offer up a taste of music designed with a party in mind. Solid rhythms and backbeats, slide guitar, great vocals, and good songwriting make this CD one of those that will stay in your changer for a long, long time.
One Sided Love, Understand What You Do To Me, Call Me Your Own, I''m Sorry, Why Me, She''s All Mine, Bitch and Moan, Don''t Come Runnin'' To Me, Best of Me Worst of You, Where''r You Goin''?, Out To Dry, Just Not Sure About You, Couldn''t Take No More.
If ever there was an election for "Queen of PA Blues", anyone who has seen or heard her voice would vote for Bev Conklin, the powerful vocalist for BC and The Blues Crew. This band has made a name for itself with outstanding live performances and great recordings. Using a great feel for R&B and funk, and mixing in a generous dose of the Blues, BC and the boys blend a sound that showcases vocals, Blues Harp, guitar and that great Hammond B3 sound, anchored by one of the BEST rhythm sections in the Northeast.
Live and Unplugged (LPD 1045) CD $5.99
Evening Sun, Instant Breakfast, You Must Think I'm Blind, Hack's,HipShakin Mama, Mellow Down Easy, You Can Have My Husband, Damn Your Eyes, Don't Jump My Pony, Middle Age Blues, Encore Banter,Instrumental, Tupelo Honey
Legend has it that when Albert Collins heard a local NY City performance by Steve Johnson, he insisted that Steve open his shows in New York... An award winning guitarist, Johnson''s blend of Blues have made him a big hit in Europe for the last decade. Now available in the US, this CD is another "must have" for those looking for a guitar driven modern Blues recording. By special arrangement with our friends at Virgin Records/France, French buyers should visit his website there in order to purchase this CD.
Call Me, Baby, Rita Lynn, Walking Spanish, Linda Lou, Don't SayNothing Bad About My Baby, Rainin' In My Heart, You Don't Want No ManLike Me, Loan Me A Dime, Nothin' I Can Do About You , Roofman , I Just Want To Make Love To You, Sweet Mamma, Bluesville.
Ron Kraemer & The HurricanesBlues from River City (LPD 1034) CD $5.99
Ron Kraemer and The Hurricanes are sometimes jazzy, mostly bluesy, and always hot! Ron''s recordings feature a natural and authentic sound. While the recording techniques and processes are carefully planned, the sessions and arrangements were live and spontaneous, offering that same warmth and improvisation that could be found on the earliest recorded output of Savoy, Chess or Blue Note session recordings. Like Sonny Jones says in the liner notes, "...sit back, and get ready for the smooth sounds that emerge here and like me, you''ll swear that you''re right in front of these guys at a little table in a smoky joint off the beaten path..."
Back at the Chicken Shack, I Can''t Lose (with the stuff I use), Brazilian Nights, My Babe, Work Song, Live My Girl Alone, Letter From Home, Walkin'' To My Baby, Greasy Gravy, Don''t Lose Your Cool, I''d Rather Drink Muddy Water
Breaking The Bondage Blues BandA Place Called Calvary (LPD 1055) CD $5.99
Using Blues to facilitate a Christian Ministry is rare, really rare! The Breaking The Bondage Blues Band is a group of Christian Ministers and faithful that don't consider the Blues "the Devil's Music" but a real and vital music that grew out of the Church and Gospel Music. The Reverend's Bob McCarton and Jim Blank don't present warmed over Gospel standard's here, but present a highly energized and rocking presentation of Christian music set to "gut-bucket" Blues rhythms, competently provided by Kenny Neill, Keith "The Ked" De Groat, Fernando Rosa and special guests, including guitar phenom (and co-producer) Rhett Tyler.
He Came To Love Me, Born In The End Times, Stay Close To You, To The Cross, A Place Called Calvary, Just Three Days, The Empty Tomb, Messin' With God's Kid, How'd He Do Ya Like That, Dump That Chump, It Hurts Jesus Too, Our Heavenly Home
The Renovators Rhythm & Blueprints (LPD 1018) CD $5.99
These guys are getting airplay all over the world....! You get the impression that these guys can tear the house down they JUST built...! Great tunes and GREAT production just adds to the great performances on this recording. With The Renovators destined to be signed by a major before too long, this CD might end up being a rare and valuable addition to any Blues fan''s collection. Still a few left...but they are going FAST. Rip Up The House, Everybody Loves the Blues, The Big One, Who''s To Blame, Renovator''s Boogie, It''s Been Done, Something Else, Bandaido, Never Really Saw Your Face, You Snooze You Lose, Special Ride, Blue Reggae, I Don''t Ski, I Keep Dreaming, Excavator
Scott Perry is a singer, acoustic guitarist, teacher, and one of America''s best kept secrets. From the fair away, rolling green hills of his farm in western Virginia, Scott creates acoustic guitar magic. His "Rub It Boy, Till It Shines" was featured on Hobo Jungle, and his appearances have made lasting impressions on all who attend. This is another rare find for Blues fans, showcasing Scott''s uncanny ability to keep Acoustict Blues styles alive and kicking...
I Will Turn Your Money Green, Going To Germany, One Way Gal, Back Door Man, Rattlesnakin'' Daddy, See See Rider, Hey Hey Daddy Blues, Spanish Fandango, Jitter Jump, France Blues, Monday Morning Blues, Hard Time Killin'' Floor, Stop Breakin'' Down, Ragtime Millionaire, I''s Be Troubled, Oh Papa.