Dave Alvin Public Domain

Dave Alvin - Public Domain: Songs From The Wild Land (2000)

Dave Alvin - Public Domain: Songs From The Wild Land (2000)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Hightone HCD 8122 | rel: 2002 | 390Mb

Drawing from the mother lode of traditional songs in the public domain, songwriter Dave Alvin brings an authentic voice and extraordinary understanding to his chosen tracks. Familiar songs from the folk canon like "Shenandoah" and "Walk Right In" are reworked by him and a full band with arrangements incorporating the roadhouse style they've honed from years of working together. He also unearthed lesser-known songs like "Mama,

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 8, 2015
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 00:43:54
Genre: Blues, Americana, Roots Rock | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP-2447

The title of the Alvin brothers’ follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2014 Common Ground reunion project that found them working together for the first time in 30 years is multi-faceted and bittersweet. Clearly they are trying to make up for that lost time after not working together since Dave amicably left the Blasters in 1987. But more than that, these dozen covers are predominantly tunes that were also lost to time. Phil and Dave dig deep to reveal these hidden blues and R&B gems, then polish, rearrange and unleash them with pent up energy, providing the tracks with new leases on life.Dave’s short yet informative liner notes explain the disc is also a tribute to ’50s blues shouter and Alvin brothers friend Big Joe Turner, whose photo adorns the back cover. Four tracks are Turner covers and it’s no secret that much of Phil’s distinctive singing style dates back to that of Big Joe.

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 20, 2015
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)
Blues, Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:48 | 103 MB
Label: Yep Roc Records | Release Year: 2015

"Lost time is not found again". This ancient idiom is at the heart of brothers Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin's long, tumultuous relationship. However, in Dave's own words, "Sometimes Fate, or God or the Universe, gives you a rare chance to prove an old saying is wrong". The brothers' new album, appropriately titled Lost Time, does just that. Over Lost Time's twelve tracks, Dave and Phil pay homage to a number of artists and songs that had an early, formative influence. In Dave's words "the masters of the Blues, the most transcendental form of American music". Everyone from Lead Belly to James Brown is represented, but the figure who looms largest on the album, and in the brothers' own musical journey, is Big Joe Turner.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Men - The Great American Music Galaxy (2005)

Dave Alvin And The Guilty Men - The Great American Music Galaxy (2005)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Yep Roc YEP-2802 | rel: 2005 | 500Mb

I had the tremendous fortune of actually attending the Great American Music Hall performance that partly appears on this album. This disk captures the energy and excellent musicianship that Alvin and his band regularly bring to their live performances. For example, terrific songs from the "Ashgrove" album such as "Out of Control" are further elevated, while older songs from the Blasters, like "Trouble Bound," sound better than ever.

Dave Alvin - Ashgrove (2004)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 6, 2015
Dave Alvin - Ashgrove (2004)

Dave Alvin - Ashgrove (2004)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Yep Roc, YEP 2075 | rel: 2004 | 335Mb

Dave Alvin began examining the quieter side of his musical personality in earnest on his 1994 disc, King of California, and subsequent albums Blackjack David and Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land followed in a similar path, leaving some fans to wonder when or if Alvin was ever going to crank up the amps in the recording studio again. Well, the news on Ashgrove, Alvin's first album for the Yep Roc label, is that Dave is rockin' again…though just a little bit.

Dave Alvin - Blackjack David (1998) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at June 1, 2015
Dave Alvin - Blackjack David (1998) (HDCD)

Dave Alvin - Blackjack David (1998) (HDCD)
Rock | 1cd | XLD Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Hightone HCD 8091 | rel: 1998 | 310Mb

Dave Alvin earned his crown as "the King of California" the hard way. A fourth-generation Californian, Alvin worked his way through various incarnations in order to arrive at this point. A longstanding monumental force in Los Angeles and California music, Alvin is essentially a blues player who writes and performs what he terms "American folk music." From Celtic and British folk tunes to early rock & roll, from classic blues and country & western to the Bakersfield sound, Alvin knows his stuff. Gleaning from all the genres, Alvin sits firmly upon his throne, creating a brand of music that is intelligent, insightful, and broad in scope.

Dave Alvin - West Of The West (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 8, 2015
Dave Alvin - West Of The West (2006)

Dave Alvin - West Of The West (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Americana, Country-Rock, Alternative Country | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP 2118 | Time: 00:57:34

West of the West is Dave Alvin's tribute to the songs and songwriters of California. It's the fourth-generation Californian's latest excursion into the sounds and history of his home state, continuing the high standard he set with King of California and Blackjack David. Produced by Greg Leisz (Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Beck, Brian Wilson), the new album mixes much loved songs by Merle Haggard, John Fogerty, Tom Waits, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Jerry Garcia, Kate Wolf, Robert Hunter and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Louis Perez, with unearthed gems from such previously overlooked talents as Blackie Farrell and Jim Ringer. Dave's first collection of cover songs (2000's Public Domain) won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album and his most recent album of originals (2004's Ashgrove) garnered praise from USA Today, Rolling Stone, Mojo and the Los Angeles Times who said, "Few songwriters capture the way music can provide escape or solace to the lonely, the lost and the desperate as Alvin".
Dave Alvin - Eleven Eleven (2011) Expanded Edition 2012 [3CD + DVD]

Dave Alvin - Eleven Eleven (2011) Expanded Edition 2012 [3CD + DVD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 851 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Time: 02:05:19
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 2.0 @ 192 kbps | Time: 01:31:04 | ~ 3.65 Gb
Genre: Americana, Country-Rock, Blues | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP 2273 | Scans included

A unique slip-case hardcover box containing all three CDs and the DVD. The original Eleven Eleven album on digipak CD. A second CD featuring 9 songs recorded live on the official Eleven Eleven US Tour at the Ark in Ann Arbor, MI on July 2, 2011 including Dave’s classic songs “Fourth of July', 'Out Of Control'. A bonus CD including 3 unreleased bonus tracks from the original Eleven Eleven recording session, including 'Never Trust A Woman' (duet with Candye Kane), 'Signal Hill', and 'Beautiful City ‘Cross the River' which was featured on a recent episode of FX’s hit television show 'Justified'. A DVD [NTSC] of live performance footage featuring Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones live at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI including a live performance of 'Abilene'.
Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women - Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women (2009)

Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women - Dave Alvin And The Guilty Women (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Country-Rock, Americana, Country, Roots Rock | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP 2155 | Time: 00:52:08

Grammy winner, Dave Alvin, has been roaming the highways of American music for over a quarter century. During those decades he's busted speakers with roots rock kick-starters, The Blasters, as well as mined the depths of country, folk and blues with his solo projects. A mainstay during much of this journey has been Alvin's electrifying band The Guilty Men. Following the recent death of Dave's best friend and Guilty Men accordionist Chris Gaffney in early 2008, Alvin decided to move in an exciting new musical direction. In October 2008 he stepped onto the stage of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco with an all-star, all-female group. Since dubbed The Guilty Women, the group consists of Americana scene vets Cindy Cashdollar, Nina Gerber, Laurie Lewis, Sarah Brown, Amy Farris, Christy McWilson and Lisa Pankrantz. Special guests include Marcia Ball and Susie Thompson. The self-titled debut from this unique assemblage of players, led by Alvin, is a spirited collection of thoughtful yet dynamic tunes featuring world-class musicianship worthy of his now legendary pedigree.
Dave Alvin with Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker - Live In Long Beach 1997 (2015)

Dave Alvin with Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Billy Boy Arnold, Joe Louis Walker - Live In Long Beach 1997 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues, Roots Rock, Americana, Country Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: RockBeat Records | # ROC-CD-3285 | Time: 01:03:28

In 1997, Dave Alvin – former guitarist and songwriter with the Blasters, and one of the leading advocates of classic blues and R&B on the West Coast roots rock scene – played a special show in Long Beach, California, where he was joined by three very special guests. The fabled Texas fiddler and guitarist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Chicago harmonica master Billy Boy Arnold, and San Francisco-born blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker all sat in with Alvin that evening, making for a very eventful evening for fans of blues and American roots music. The show was captured on tape, and Live in Long Beach 1997 allows listeners to hear Alvin mix it up on-stage with a few of his heroes. Songs include "Barn Burning", "Long White Cadillac", "I Wish You Would", "Chains of Love", "Jolie Blon", "Wabash Cannonball", and more.