Singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso Jimmy Thackery has carved an enviable niche for himself in the world of electric blues. Known for his gritty, blue-collar approach and marathon live shows, Thackery was for many years part of the Nighthawks, one of the hardest-working blues bar bands in North America. Included here are tracks from 1992 through 2000 and special guests Duke Robillard, Lonnie Brooks, and Reba Russell.
The Platinum Collection features 18 tracks culled from English new wave and pop/rock proprietor Howard Jones' '80s heydays, including the mega-hits "What Is Love," "Things Can Only Get Better," and "No One Is to Blame." For an anthology this well stocked, there are some surprising omissions, most notably "Life in One Day," "Hide and Seek," and "New Song," making previous overviews like 1993's Best of Howard Jones, 2002's Essentials, and 2005's Ultimate Collection better choices for old and new fans alike.
In this case, the main ingredient of this biplane is the complete live concert from the French Nimes, what 2005 on the "journey travel" tour was recorded. The quality of the recordings is what one could expect from a "perfectionist" band like RAMMSTEIN Yes of course absolutely exemplary. The sound shoots out of the speakers very raw and unpolished, and transported the live feeling directly into the living room. The setlist here almost exclusively from RAMMSTEIN hits as "Ashes to ashes", "Yearning", "Sun", "Trip" travel "My part", "I", "You smell so good", "Morning star" and "Links 234" is, speaks volumes of course…..
With 50 years of collective musical experience, The Cazanovas have been pleasing audiences for more than 3 years. With a covey of original songs featured on their first release, Borrowed Time (2006), and another CD in the works, The Cazanovas are working hard to make an impression on how modern blues is viewed in today's music world.
Little Wolf has been named 2007 Male Blues Vocalist of the Year by the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame. It is little wonder that Little Wolf, a Bay Area blues veteran, is being recognized for his amazing vocal style and riveting stage presence.Little Wolf is not new to the national music scene. As a band leader and accomplished drummer in the early 80’s Malik managed and arranged backup bands for many blues luminaries like Big Joe Turner, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy McCracklin, and others…..
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, The Mercy Brothers are vocalist extraordinaire Barrence Whitfield and guitarist/producer/songwriter Michael Dinallo.Barrence Whitfield, the soul man/blues shouter/country singer well known from Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, has been called, “…the owner of one incredible pair of lungs and limitless energy and enthusiasm for his music” by John Dougan, in the All Music Guide. Besides touring the world over with the Savages, Barrence has made two critically acclaimed records with Tom Russell, worked with Jim Dickinson, and has a track on the Warner Brothers album from Where I Stand: the Black Experience in Country Music released in 1998. Barrence’s track on the set is a cover of Merle Haggard's Irma Jackson.Michael Dinallo, the former bandleader/guitarist for the Radio Kings, is one Boston’s most sought after producer and guitar players. Michael has become known as the man behind the artist: “Dinallo is that rare self-effacing guitarist who eschews the spotlight” said Bill Dahl in Living Blues and “Thanks to Michael Dinallo’s dynamic production….
The Ty Curtis Band recently earned 2nd place in the prestigious 2009 International Blues Challenge. The Challenge started with more than 2,000 bands in nine countries and 36 states. One hundred bands earned the right to come to Memphis, ten made it to the Finals and The Ty Curtis Band was voted 2nd place by a panel judges made up of industry professionals. Playing a mix of blues, blues-rock, funk and swing the band keeps audiences attention with a multi-talented line-up….