Sunday, September 24, 2017

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
























Artist:  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Origin:  California, USA.
Genre:  Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock

Second line-up:

David Crosby:  Vocals, Guitar
Stephen Stills:  Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Graham Nash:  Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Neil Young:  Vocals, Guitar, Piano

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is a Folk Rock Supergroup made up of David Crosby (Ex The Byrds), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), and Graham Nash (The Hollies) founded in California in 1968.  The band is also known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) whenever the fourth member, Neil Young (Ex Buffalo Springfield) joined them.  They are noted for their vocals harmonies.  All four members of CSNY have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, though Neil Young's multiple inductions were for his work as a solo artist.   They have been pioneers in singers/songwriters in California and enabled the careers of notable artists such as Joni Mitchell and The Eagles, both signed to the same label.














Title:  On The Way Home  (2017)
Genre:  Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock
Label:  Laser Media
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  So Begins The Task  (4:10)
 2.  You Don't Have To Cry  (2:56)
 3.  Pre-Road Downs  (2:48)
 4.  Long Time Gone  (5:10)
 5.  Bluebird Revisited  (3:46)
 6.  Sea Of Madness (3:30)
 7.  Wooden Ships  (5:34)
 8.  Down By The River  (13:30)
 9.  Find The Cost Of Freedom  (1:21)

Personnel:

David Crosby:  Vocals, Guitar
Stephen Stills:  Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Graham Nash:  Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

Neil Young:  Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Greg Reeves:  Bass
Dallas Taylor:  Drums

Special Guests:

Joni Mitchell:  Vocals, Guitar
John Sebastian:  Vocals, Guitar

On The Way Home is the live album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, was released on June 23, 2017 by Laser Media, recorded live in America in 1969.  This FM Broadcast includes songs such as "Down By The River", "Find The Cost Of Freedom" and more, featuring Special Guests Joni Mitchell and John Sebastian.

Various Artists






































Artist:  Various Artists














Title:  Music Is Love:  A Singer-Songwriters' Tribute To The Music Of CSN&Y  (2012)
Genre:  Rock, Folk, Folk Rock, Country, Country Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock, World
Label:  Route 61 Music
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  For What It's Worth (performed by Ron LaSalle)  (2:43)
 2.  Triad  (performed by Steve Wynn)  (4:27)
 3.  Helplessly Hoping (performed by Judy Collins)  (3:02)
 4.  Lady Of The Island (performed by Liam O' Maonlai)  (2:56)
 5.  Bluebird (performed by Sugarcane Jane)  (4:31)
 6.  Birds (performed by Elliott Murphy)  (4:06)
 7.  Guinnevere (performed by Bonoff Cowan, Szczesniak & Waldman)  (5:47)
 8.  You Don't Have To Cry (performed by Sonny Mone)  (2:35)
 9.  Down By The River (performed by Bocephus King)  (5:49)
10. Love The One You're With (performed by Jennifer Stills) (3:31)
11. After The Gold Rush (performed by Venice)  (4:19)
12. Teach Your Children (performed by Sadie Jemmett)  (2:56)
13. Fallen Eagle (performed by The Coal Porters)  (1:50)

Disc 2:

 1.  Rockin' In The Free World  (performed by Willie Nile)  (4:54)
 2.  It Doesn't Matter (performed by Cindy Lee Berryhill) (2:23)
 3.  Out On The Weekend (performed by Clarence Bucaro) (3:20)
 4.  Hey You (Looking At The Moon) (performed by Neal Casal) (2:33)
 5.  Cortez The Killer (performed by Carrie Rodriguez)  (3:52)
 6.  Bittersweet (performed by Marcus Eaton)  (3:52)
 7.  Just A Song Before I Go (performed by Eileen Rose & The Legendary Rich Gilbert)  (3:43)
 8.  Long May You Run (performed by Nick Barker) (3:30)
 9.  Southern Cross (performed by Michael McDermott & Heather Horton)  (4:06)
10. Thrasher (performed by Andy Hill & Renee Safier)  (5:37)
11. Wasted On The Way (performed by Louis Ledford)  (3:14)
12. Tracks In The Dust (performed by Mary Lee's Corvette)  (4:28)
13. I'll Be There For You (performed by Jenai Huff)  (3:46)
14. Music Is Love (performed by Ian McNabb)  (5:46)


Music Is Love:  A Singer-Songwriters' Tribute To The Music Of CSN&Y is the tribute album to the music of CSN&Y (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) by Various Artists, was released on September 24, 2012 by Route 61 Music.




Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones





























Artist:  Muddy Waters 
Birth Name:  McKinley Morganfield
Born:  April 4, 1913.  Issaquena County, Mississippi, USA
Died:  April 30, 1983 (Aged 70)
Genre:  Blues, Chicago Blues. Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Slide Guitar, Blues, Blues Revival
Occupation:  Musician, Songwriter, Bandleader
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

Muddy Waters was an American Blues Musician and Songwriter, who is the father of Modern Chicago Blues.  He had recorded several Blues Classics included "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I Just Want To Make Love To You" and "I'm Ready".   His influence was tremendous, not just on Blues, and Rhythm & Blues, but on Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Folk Music, Jazz, and Country Music.















Artist:  Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones
Title:  Checkerboard Lounge:  Live Chicago 1981  (2017)
Genre:  Blues, Blues Revival, Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Slide Guitar Blues
Label:   Eagle Rock 
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Introduction   (1:45)
 2.  You Don't Have To Go   (5:44)
 3.  Baby Please Don't Go (with The Rolling Stones:  Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood) (11:01)
 4.  Hoochie Coochie Man (with The Rolling Stones:  Mici(4:19)
 5.  Long Distance Call (with The Rolling Stones:  Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Ian Stewart) (4:50)
 6.  Mannish Boy (with The Rolling Stones:  Mick Jagger, Keith, Ronnie Wood, and Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Lefty Dixx) (10:25)
 7.  Got My Mojo Workin' (with The Rolling Stones:  Keith Richards, Ian Wood, and Buddy Guy, Junior Wells) (3:18)
 8.  Next Time You See Me ((with The Rolling Stones:  Keith Richards, Ian Wood, and Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Lefty Dixx)  (11:00)
 9.  One Eyed Woman (with The Rolling Stones:  Ronnie Wood, and Nick Charles, Junior Wells. Leftuy Dixx) (9:44)
10. Clouds In My Heart (with The Rolling Stones:  Keith Richards, Ronnie Woods< Ian Stewart, Nick Charles, and Lefty Dixx) (6:22)
11. Champagne And Reefer (with The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Ian Stewart, Nick Charles, Lefty Dixx) (6:59)

Personnel:

Muddy Waters And His Band:

Muddy Waters:  Guitar, Vocals
John Primer:  Guitar
Rick Kreher:  Guitar
Lovie Lee:  Piano
Earnest Johnson:  Bass
Ray Allison:  Drums
George "Mojo" Buford:  Harmonica

Special Guests:

Mick Jagger:  Vocals
Keith Richards:  Guitar
Ronnie Wood:  Guitar
Ian Stewart:  Piano

Lefty Dizz:  Guitar, Vocals
Buddy Guy:  Vocals, Guitar
Junior Wells:  Harmonica, Vocals
Nick Charles:  Bass

 Checkerboard Lounge:  Live Chicago 1981 is the live album by Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones, was released on June 16, 2017 by Eagle Rock.  On November 22, 1981, in the middle mammoth American Tour, The Rolling Stones arrived at Chicago.  Long Influenced by Muddy Waters and the Chicago Blues, members of the band paid a visit to Buddy Guy's Club, the Checkerboard Lounge, to see the legendary Bluesman perform, and it did not take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood  and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Lefty Dizz also joined in the fun.


The Moody Blues






































Artist:  The Moody Blues
Origin:  Birmingham, England
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock, British Psychedelia, British Invasion, Rock, R&B

Original line-up:

Ray Thomas:  Vocals, Harmonica, Tambourine
Mike Pinder:  Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine:  Guitar, Vocals
Clint Warwick:  Bass, Vocals
Graeme Edge:  Drums, Percussion

Classic line-up:

Justin Hayward:  Guitar, Vocals
John Lodge:  Bass, Vocals
Ray Thomas:  Vocals, Flute, Percussion
Mike Pinder:  Keyboards, Vocals
Graeme Edge:  Drums, Percussion

The Moody Blues are an English Rock Band from Birmingham, formed in 1964.  They first came to playing Rhythm and Blues Music, but their second album was a fusion of Rock with Classical Music and then development to Art Rock and Progressive Rock.  They became known internationally with singles including "Go Now", "Nights In White Satin", "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Question".  They have been Awards 18 Platinum and Gold Discs and they have sold 70 million records worldwide.













Title:  Nights In White Satin - The Essential (Box Set 3 CD)  (2017)

Genre:  Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock, British Psychedelia, British Invasion, Rock, R&B
Label:  Spectrum Music
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  Fly Me High (Mono Mix)  (2:54)
 2.  Love And Beauty (Mon Mix)  (2:23)
 3.  Leave This Man Alone (Mono Mix)  (2:58)
 4.  Cities (Mono Mix)  (2:22)
 5.  Dawn:  Dawn Is A Feeling  (3:48)
 6.  Lunch Break:  Peak Hour  (5:30)
 7.  Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)  (4:09)
 8.  Nights In White Satin  (4:25)
 9.  Voices In The Sky  (3:29)
10. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume  (2:58)
11. Ride My See-Saw  (3:39)
12. The Actor (Full Version)  (4:39)
13. Legend Of A Mind  (6:37)
14. What Am I Doing Here (Alternate Mix)  (3:54)
15. Lovely To See You  (2:34)
16. Dear Diary  (3:55)
17. Are You Sitting Comfortably  (3:29)
18. The Voyage  (4:11)
19. Gypsy  (3:33)
20. Eternity Road  (4:19)

Disc 2:

 1.  Watching And Waiting  (4:14)
 2.  Candle Of Life  (4:15)
 3.  Question (Full Version)  (5:43)
 4.  Dawning Is The Day  (4:21)
 5.  Melancholy Man (Full Version)  (5:45)
 6.  The Story In Your Eyes  (3:03)
 7.  After You Came  (4:35)
 8.  I'm Just A Singer (I'm A Rock And Roll Band)  (4:15)
 9.  For My Lady  (3:57)
10. Isn't Life Strange  (6:00)
11. Driftwood (Edit Version)  (4:22)
12. Steppin' In A Slide Zone  (5:27)
13. The Day We Meet Again  (6:17)
14. The Voice (Full Version) (with New World Philharmohic)  (5:14)
15. Veteran Cosmic Rocker  (3:09)
16. Blue World  (5:13)

Disc 3:

 1.  Sitting At The Wheel  (5:35)
 2.  Going Nowhere  (5:27)
 3.  Running Water  (3:19)
 4.  The Spirit  (4:16)
 5.  Your Wildest Dreams  (4:50)
 6.  Talkin' Talkin'  (3:55)
 7.  Running Out Of Love  (4:22)
 8.  The Other Side Of Life  (6:49)
 9.  I Know You're Out There Somewhere  (6:36)
10. River Of Endless Love  (4:46)
11. Say It With Love  (3:56)
12. Lean On Me (Tonight)  (4:54)
13. Bless The Wings (That Bring You Back)  (5:09)
14. English Sunset  (5:04)
15. The Swallow  (4:58)

Personnel:

Justin Hayward:  Guitar, Vocals
John Lodge:  Bass, Vocals
Ray Thomas:  Vocals, Flute, Percussion
Mike Pinder:  Keyboards, Vocals
Graeme Edge:  Drums, Percussion

Nights In White Satin - The Essential is the compilation Box Set in 3 CD by The Moody Blues, was released on May 19, 2017 by Spectrum Music.  This is a great compilation of The Moody Blues songs from their classic albums from 1967 to 1972.