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quite a various fishing book. well done with a host of truths applicable to todays current fishing issues. Respect the resource, which we do not do, learning and respecting a bit about the eco system of our waters, this conversation is interesting. Subtle tips of the migration of Blues ( which he loves and i do not blame him ) and i enjoyed the recipes at the conclusion of each chapter. If all you wish to do is look for techniques on catching, this is not your book. But, if you wish a lifetime of experience explained in a comfortable conversation between two smart human beings, than have fun this book.
Eddie Lang was the greatest jazz guitarist prior to Django Reinhart(many feel Woody Allen's film "Sweet & Lowdown" was a mock bio on him, being played by Sean Penn!), and in this CD compilation one gets a amazing idea of Lang's talents, this CD features him mostly playing as a sideman, however Lang's solos are always great. If you wish his solos and his groups as a leader buy "Pioneers Of The Jazz Gritar"
This had got to be one of my favorite books of all time. Written as if it could also be read to a child, I hope to one day read this to my children. Amazing story, amazing recipes. A amazing method to present the seasons. I cant say enough amazing things about this classic. Buy this if your a fisherman, interested in the sea, fish, or seafood. Amazing book for a young kid as well as an adult.
This CD got a amazing sample of the guitar virtuoso Eddie Lang, I heard one of the tracks of this CD on the radio and I fell in love with it. I assure you that you won't be disapponted, and if you think that only black people were the best jazz musicians at that time, this CD will tell you that also there were white virtuosos that could speak to your soul with their track: Add a small wiggle.
It's wonderful to see what Eddie Lang can do with the simplest arrangements and the special sound of his guitar. One would think that a plectrum guitarist playing alone or with a bare minimum accompaniment has small possibility to be interesting unless he fills all the zone with complex chord solos, but this album is the proof that it isn't so. I don't know how he does, but somehow he manages to make such strong feelings, and still it looks like he is just having fun and not doing anything is album possesses a warmth and an elegance that just can't be found anywhere else, and that above all seem completely extraneous to our modern times. I should warn you: the need for that warmth and elegance can become almost physical, and from time to time you may search yourself wanting to listen to this cd, with a feeling very related to the craving for sugar.
A very amazing collection of early guitarist Eddie Lang's work. The standouts are the tracks with Lonnie Johnson; it makes one want there were more in this anthology. The music, of course, sounds quite dated (it is the late 20's/early 30's, after all), but works as a time capsule of what jazz sounded like before the Swing Era. The tracks give a amazing cross section of artists that Lang performed with (King Oliver, Hoagy Carmichael, et al).
this is my first eddie lang album and i must say that he is one of the best guitarists that ever lived. this album is chock full of amazing tunes you'll search yourself humming to before you even remember the name of the song. if i could describe it in five words those words would be "you should buy this album"
Eddie Lang was a consummate artist with a genial personality, which uncommon disposition created him one of the most sought-after guitar players in the late twenties/early thirties. This compilation brings together eleven solo recordings, three duets with Lonnie Johnson, the two Gin Bottle Four sides with King Oliver, and five of the six sides recorded by a studio group under his own name.His playing was by no means confined to jazz pieces, as witness his transposition of Rachmaninoff's Prelude Opus 3, No 2. It sparkled with variety, and his technique was superb; just compare the cleanness of his fingering with the extraneous noises produced by the much-acclaimed Segovia! His collaborations with Lonnie Johnson produced minor masterpieces, and the Oliver sides with Lang's hypnotic single-string accompaniment to the amazing cornetist, and Hoagy Carmichael's scat vocals, deserve to be better e band sides generate a tremendous drive and present just what the best musicians could achieve in the recording studios, given their head. Ironically, the latest two were recorded on the eve of the Amazing Depression, after which sadly the ability to record sides like these was curtailed.
The album title immediately grabbed me, being such an explorer during that era, but I am also a fan of Latin melody and have other recordings by Sanchez. I am happy to now have this outstanding, Grammy-nominated recording in my collection. The infectious rhythms, the powerful arrangements, the sonorous brass, and the selections of tunes, including some amazing jazz classics, create this a major opus. Sonny Henry's psychedelia here really isn't but the entire album is mind-blowing. A delightful sound that shakes my body, a feast of drums, this album should appeal to every Latin jazz fan and dancer. Dig it!
January 3, 1958, was a productive day in Gene's recording career, where on he recorded enough material for two complete Prestige albums (see also "The Huge Sound"). This blowing session features Gene's huge tenor along with John Coltrane (on alto sax, rather unusual), Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Paul Quinichette's Lestorian sound on tenor, Jerome Richardson on flute, and a rhythm section of Mal Waldron, George Joyner, and Art Taylor. The title track is a medium blues done just right, and everyone swings for the seats on "Jug handle." A nice date that won't allow you down.
This is not Fleet Foxes 2 but a complex layered series of vocals, unusual instrumentals along with an original sound that sets them apart from just about anyone else recording today. The album isn't just more of the same from their Sun Giant album but builds on what they have laid down. Helplessness Blues doesn't just repeat what was done nor does it test to take them into some "new" direction but builds on the foundation that waslaid and constructs a more complex structural sound.On first listen, I was disappointed, there was no White Winter Hymnal that jumped out at me as was in their first album. However, the more I listened the more I found myself being drawn into the complex nature of the sound and music. Helplessness Blue may not provide Fleet Foxes with the same critical success as Sun Giant album but for their fans, it was worth the wait.
This is where it started for Pat Travers and his long journey back into the blues .... Travers style of course (would you expect anything less from this innovator of aggressive electric blues) .... mostly covers here, but very new interpretations of some well known classics and some obscure gems. One Travers original (Calling Card Blues) shows how well he can blend and adapt his writing to that of the greats ..... he also re-records Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues" (made popular by the Allman Brothers) ... this was done by Pat earlier in 1977 on his Makin' Magic album... this newer ver clearly outshines Pat's earlier attempt at it and blows the Allman Brothers' ver right out of the water .......5 stars for Pat and for Mike Varney for rescuing Pat from obscurity .......
Not an immediate classic S. Earle album, but amazing next level effort. Not quite for the casual fan, but there are surely weaker efforts in the back catalog. Better with repeated listens. The live gift tracks that came with mine pump it up a bit. Bought it because it looks like it's going out of print (?). Don't know why, but it'd be a shame for someone to miss out on discovering this title.
There is nothing like driving a vehicle packed to the gills with all your earthly possessions through Oklahoma at 1 a.m., sucking down a giant gas-station cup of Coke, and singing along to Steve Earle at the top of your lungs. Several years ago, I moved from the Northeast to Alaska via a roadtrip down I-40 and up I-5. "Transcendental Blues" was one of a handful of discs that stayed in my driver-side CD visor the entire time. Earle's lyrics are nothing fancy, but they hit true human emotions."Steve's Latest Ramble" and "Another Town" are my all-time favorite driving songs. "Halo 'Round The Moon," with its easy music and spare instrumentation, makes you wish to sit on the front stoop in contemplation on a calm night, sipping tea. And "I Don't Wish To Lose You Yet" is so easy in lyric and catchy in music that you expect it to be cliche - but it's not. It's relate-to-able, and I think that's the crux of Steve Earle. You can relate to his music. That's why, three years after buying this album, it still spends a lot of time in my CD changer.
I'm a large Steve Earle fan - of both his CDs and his concerts. But being a fan doesn't automatically create every song/CD a amazing one. TB has small to keep my interest. Occasional cliches are OK, but they're spread across the lyric sheet like wild fire (pun intended). And the melody just lies there - bits and pieces of earlier songs pop up all over, but never establish a singular identity. "Until the Day I Die" shows he can still approach the amazing stuff. Maybe real art really does come from pain, and now that Steve's "feeling alright" perhaps he's lost the edge. But I doubt it. I've been with him since "Guitar Town" first created me an Earle addict. I prefer to think TB is just a lull. Afterall, I've got years of amazing melody listening to thank Steve for. For now, if you're a newcomer, buy "Essential SE," listen for a week, and then buy his latest four CDs - and wait for his next one.
Gary Moore was arguably the first "blueshredder"--that is, the first guitarist to combine the technical elements of 80's metal shredding guitar and the power and emotion of blues guitar. While his style was tamer in subsequent releases, Gary's style of blueshredding is still alive and well today in players like Joe Bonamassa and Eric Gales. Blues purists hate blueshredders because they think they overplay and do not concentrate on emotion. Sorry, but I disagree. The emotion that Gary Moore pours out of his guitar is straight from the heart, and his tendency to throw in dazzling, lightning-fast runs only adds to the excitement, for me. Every song is a WINNER on this CD!! Gary smokes like you wouldn't believe!His vocals are also powerful on this effort. Sure, his voice and vocal style isn't in the same league as B.B. King, and he's not quite as amazing as, say, Eric Clapton, but he does keep his own, and I'm sure he considers his own focal point to be his guitar playing rather than his singing, anyway.I HIGHLY recommend this CD for blues-rock enthusiasts, as well as his studio Cds "Still Got The Blues" and "After Hours," most of which this material is based. If that's too much overlap for ya, I would just stick to this live CD, since it's so hot...
Purchased this book for my daughter, who said it was wonderful. She said she liked the characters and how they dealt with their situations. She said the writer didn't talk down to her as a reader. She has loaned this book out a lot of times to her mates who all give it amazing praise. This book is for older teens due to the situational conflicts in the book.
Adderall Blues captures what research and literature is lacking, the impact of ADHD on everyday functioning and relationships. As a health care professional, much of the latest focus on ADHD is geared toward the management of kids and the parent perspective. Robinson gives a raw and honest look at what result ADHD can have on an adult, and how this effects his day to day life, breaking down mainstream stereotypes. Robinson insightfully describes “The balance, and the truth, is that ADHD is both a bonus and a disorder. If you think it’s only one or the other, you are missing the huge picture”. Witty, humorous, intelligently written, the book keeps you wanting more. A must read for health care specialists working with individuals with ADHD, as well as for family and mates who that have someone in their lives with ADHD.
I read this book when I was visiting Chuuk and Pohnpei and found it to be a excellent compliment to my visit. I was even able to meet one the book's characters Bill (and his family) when we stayed at the Truk Stop in Chuuk. My only critique of the book is that it might have been amazing to use pseudonyms for the characters because they are true people and you wouldn't wish any hurt to ever come to them.
To the best of my knowledge, there is no better collection of Chess Blues classics to own than this one. You obtain an absolutely mouth-watering 4-disc cross section chop into the best Chess had to offer the globe of the Blues, one truly American melody creation that has blessed the entire world. Whether you are a collector, a Blues aficionado, or just a casual listener, this is a must have one-of-a-kind. Since it was released a number of years ago, you might have to find a small to search one. However, my mate it will be well worth your time to do so.
If you are like me, you probably discovered RGD in a backwards sort of way. You probably have fun the melody of one of his students (like Woody Mann, Ernie Hawkins, Jorma Kaukonen, Bob Weir, et al) and wish to taste a small from the source. This is a really nice collection of performances done late in the life of RGD, but they're still new and alive. I mean, here's this guy...late 60s, blind, picks guitar with only one finger and a thumb, and he belts out incredibly soulful, complex rags & bluesy tunes. This CD isn't overloaded with his more gospel side, which I think is a plus. As another reviewer said, you need to obtain this CD even if you only wish to hear just the Reverend's rendition of Cincinnati Flow Rag. Wonderful stuff. Hesitation Blues is a hoot, as this old early 20th century song gets done in a really humorous method (in contrast to Jorma's more straight-forward lyrical arrangement.} I wasn't bothered by the crown noise as much as others, because they're just laughing at the really funny stuff. When I'm 70, maybe I can obtain away with performing the song (poorly) in this way.Anyhow...get it and enjoy.
Bought this one at the same time as Boats to Build because I couldn't create up my mind which to purchase. Best use of indecision I've done in a long time. Each song is carefully thought out. Really love Items that Works, The Cape and the Randall Knife. As I obtain older, with more mature reflections, these songs obtain under my skin. Attractive work Guy!
This is a amazing CD to buy if you're looking for a amazing (albeit abbreviated) introduction to some classic blues music. A lot of of the amazing artists are represented here and the tracks provided give the listener a springboard to delve deeper if desired. Highly recommended!!
Long one of my favorite musicians, I think this is one of his best. Taj brings a zest to melody that is hard to rival, not to mention his enduring career as an "out of the mainstream" musician. His cds can be bought so cheaply it's one of the real bargains out there if you have fun his blend of blues genres. "Senor Blues" was issued in 1997. On this album he brings some 60s flavor with a few tunes such as "Think", "Things Are Gettin' Crazy Up In Here", "Mr. Pitiful", and bit of country-style blues such as "Mind Your Own Business" featuring his trademark National Steel Guitar work. The title track "Senor Blues" is a cool smooth jazzy Horace Silver tune. I particularly like "21st Century Gypsy Singin' Lover Man". As always Taj brings outstanding musicians to the studio always bringing a well-crafted product full of enthusiasm. I saw Taj perform live 2 years ago at 69 years of age and it was wonderful how much energy he brought to the stage. He absolutely rocked the house.
Papa Joh Creach is a fresh discovery for me. I've known the Bernie Pearl Band. This is a tremendous CD. I never considered the violin for blues. All the musicians on this CD are excellent. A amazing example that sometimes you really can catch lightening in a bottle. Wow. I love this CD.
Will Ray - Mojo BluesNever having heard the Hellecasters or any other Will Ray music, I gave this a spin to check it out and am damn glad I did. The guitar work is perfect with amazing dozens and solid telecaster tone. Ray wrote 10 of the 11 tracks and I didn't search a bum track in the bunch. In addition to the amazing guitar featured on every track, Ray does a amazing job on lead vocals as well which is not mentioned by the other reviewers of this CD. Fine help from the band as well with appearances from musicians Ray has played with over the years. There is also a hidden track on the CD at the end - The Chicken Song about a chicken in a bar with some fine looking women all around mmary - amazing guitar, amazing songs, powerful vocals, amazing band. Entertaining CD with a blend of blues, soul and country rock. It all just sounds like amazing roots melody to me. Nice CD! Thanks Will.
This deserves 6 stars as it shows that another level of guitar playing is possible. Will Ray may be the first to have reached this level although others may lay claim to the throne. I was fortunate to see the HELLECASTERS live in OZ 2 years ago and this guy can do it live as well.He left me with goose bumps for the full 90 min concert. No one plays better or more original blues than Will Ray. He also plays so a lot of other styles that he incorporates seemlessly into HIS blues to turn the genre on it's n't wait for his next release.p.s it must be said that the singing is not his strongest point and the songs are not all of the highest quality. BUT LISTEN TO THAT GUITAR
Like most aspiring tele-twangers, I'm amazed by the Hellecasters and I was anxious to hear one of them on his own in a less frenetic and overwhelming milieu. The 'Casters together have so much going on that, amazing as it is, it's almost too much to absorb. Unfortunately, Will Ray's solo effort doesn't quite measure up for me. The guitar work is impressive, but Ray's compositions are weak, hackneyed, and downright feeble efforts in some cases, particularly "Bad Poor Day" and "I Hate My Day Job." Songs like these are reconstituted redneck themes that singers like Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Paycheck and Dolly Parton (to name a few) have covered ad nauseum. In other cases, the performance elevates the weak material. "Holy Smokes" is a amazing example--the song just a drooling rumination about a babe walking into a bar, but the collaboration with chord theorist extraordinaire Ted Greene is entirely special. Another high point for me is the solo treatment of "Shenandoah," a tired old ditty to be sure, but eloquently interpreted through some nice tele-technique (the rock intro seems a small out of put to me, but that could be argued). Some of the other country blues, such as "Wait a Minute" and Santa-Cruzin'" are innocuous enough as songs to allow the guitar shine. I think the respond here is that Will Ray should create another album concentrating on a dozen or so of his favorite compositions by other people. His instrumental mastery is unquestioned and he even demonstrates some artistry (not all shredders are capable of that), but the songs really shorten my attention span. Too bad.
I'm like lots of other people who didn't even know of Joe Bonamassa until this album. This guy is young, but has proved that he is a amazing bluesman. He claims his greatest influence is B.B. King and you can hear some of that in his music. Joe's soloing is very tasteful, always holding back some and not playing all out all the time. He knows exactly how to punctuate his licks and lyrics. I can honestly say I have fun all the tracks, but my favorite is the slow blues "Blues Deluxe". I believe this CD will have a long uce
S. Epatha Merkerson brings the 1950's to life in Lakawanna Blues. The story of a young boy, whose journey lands him in Nanny's rooming house. What ensues, is a hero study that is entertaining, heart-wrenching and endearing. I've watches this film at least 100 times. And every time I see it, I wish to tell someone about it. It is a timeless acc of segregation in the 50's, and the effects they had on a community. A must see! If I could, I would've given it ten stars!
Being a baby boomer growing up in the early 60s as a person of color, "Lackawanna Blues" is note excellent in capturing the sentiment of a time long gone. The most prophetic statement/assessment about those times comes near the end when Reuben Santiago, as a young man off to college, muses about the lost of a significant part of culture for people of color. It was the latest time where one could experience the joys and tribulations of a cultured neighborhood. "For every door that integration opened, another door was closed on the symbiosis of a segregated neighborhood".S. Epatha Merkerson more than earns her well deserved "Best Actress Emmy", in yet another sterling HBO created for tv cinema. She radiates the warmth and grace that the hero is based on. Quite simply, I see so much of my childhood in "Lackawanna Blues" though on the surface, one would wonder, how?. The "how" is again the touching snapshot of a peoples taking care of each other, supporting each other, learning and growing from each other. With "Momma's role" being center stage, the viewer can not only see the importance of community that gathers, but, you can almost smell the delicious delicacies being cooked in the boarding e young actor that played Reuben as a kid is simply magical. (He gives another knockout performance in "I'm Not There" as one of the Dylan characters. Again, I see myself in his role especially in how the love he has for "Nanna or Momma", and how she eventually takes care of him, more as a maternal figure than his own, troubled biological mother. Terrence Howard is convincing as the 17 year old junior of Momma's heart. Macy Gray in a small, but, effective role is funny and endearing. These are just a few standout performances in a film that is filled with ere was a house in our neighborhood that was just as transient with a unbelievable array of C. Wolfe had recently demonstrated his indisputable talent as a scene director in the Public Theater production of "Radiant Baby", a musical about Keith Haring. He is equally adept in directing this wonderful, small gem of a remains a chop above the tournament with their well-made, exclusive movies.
The Thrill is Gone with Richie Blackmore & Secrets or Sins (sort of Shatner doing Leonard Cohen) are both fine songs. The rest of the songs aren’t my thing. As usual, Shatner is usually amazing when his does his melodic talking style, but can be hard to listen to when he does his sing-singing style (which I realize is intended to be somewhat comedic)
This has to be listened to in the idiom of the day when it was recorded. Robert Petway seems to convey a repetitive -to a fault- main verse. But later blues artists covering the same tune have proven that Petways strong presence on this album transmitted volumes in vibrations. Slap this title into Google and see for yourself.
I'll hold it short! This is a large return to form for one of my favorite bands - you won't be disappointed with this wonderful collection of songs!I've been a Jimmy Eat Globe fan ever since Clarity and they are one of my favorite bands of all time. With that said, I was really disappointed with their previous album "Damage" as I couldn't search a single track which stood out. It was very uncharacteristic of such an awesome band who have produced countless classic albums and ever, when I first heard "Get Right" from the fresh album (the first track they teased before the album was released) I knew that there would be at least one amazing track on the fresh Integrity Blues album. To my surprise, the second track they teased "Sure and Certain" was even better! Then I heard "You With Me" and was again blown away. Spoiler alert - the whole album is fantastic. Every song is various and each one explores a slightly various style in a method that is uniquely still Jimmy Eat World.If you are a Jimmy Eat Globe fan, this will create up for the Hurt album in a huge way. I am SO glad that the Jimmy Eat Globe that we know and love are back! Congrats guys!