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New Mastersounds - Out on the Faultline CD - As their live shows continue to charm audiences in USA, Japan and Europe, The New Mastersounds have built on their own impressive musical heritage and produced a soulful, funk-drenched studio album, recorded in downtown San Francisco. The CD was co-produced by Eddie Roberts & Milton Davis, and features guest performances by the Jazz Mafia Horns and Papa Mali, as well as a smattering of tasteful vocal stylings from the band.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - Doin' It Hard CD - Deeply rooted in Funk and fully committed to the ongoing evolution of the genre, the Booty Band has a sound that is unique yet has the power and soul to create lasting melodies and seismic rhythms. Doin' It Hard, is a reflection of the band's approach to music, touring, performing, recording, and to life in general. This is Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band -> next generation, redefined for a new decade.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - Re-Doin' It Hard CD - Re-Doin' It Hard features some of the band's favorite DJ's and musicians including Agent 23 (GFE and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), DJ leSpam (Spam Allstars), Paper Tiger, and Lee "InstaFunk" Allen (Booty Band and Eymarel) adding their distinctive perspectives to select tracks. The album travels from Hip Hop to Miami Bass, briefly delving into heavy, club-inspired dance. Add in the sultry, soulful vocals of Mary Frances (Booty Band and Eymarel) and Molly Kummerle (Paper Tiger) and you have a well-rounded and highly palatable listening experience.
Blackberry Smoke - Live at Peace Music Festival 2012 CD - You can call Blackberry Smoke's music southern rock and you wouldn't be wrong. Or you could call it country and you wouldn't be wrong, either. But you would be selling both the band and its legion of fans short. With influences that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to metal to gospel and yes, southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is more than the sum of its diverse parts. "None of us have ever said, 'Let's be a southern rock band or a bluegrass band or a country band'," Blackberry Smoke frontman Charlie Starr explains. "We all love the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Stones and the Faces and Hank Williams and Bill Monroe. It's not about what kind of music it is, as long as it's good and it's honest. When we get together it just sounds the way it does."
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes - Live at Peach Music Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen. Southside's first three albums, I Don't Want To Go Home, This Time It's for Real, and Hearts of Stone, were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos), and largely featured songs written by Van Zandt and/or Springsteen. The Van Zandt-written "I Don't Want To Go Home" became Southside's signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics. In 1982 Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among the top 100 albums of the 1970s and 1980s. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, while recalling the glory years of Otis Redding and similar Stax Records titans.
Bonerama - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 CD - In a city that doesn't play by the rules, New Orleans' Bonerama is something different. Bonerama has been repeatedly recognized by Rolling Stone, hailed as "the ultimate in brass balls" (2005) and praised for their "...crushing ensemble riffing, human-feedback shrieks and wah-wah growls" (2007). Bonerama carries the brass-band concept to places unknown; what other brass band could snag an honor for "Best Rock Band" at the 2007 Big Easy Awards?
Mickey Hart Band - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and his band put on an awesome show on Wanee's Mushroom stage. Lineup also featured Dave Schools from Widespread Panic on bass.
Leftover Salmon - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - Leftover Salmon who formed in Boulder Colorado in 1989 are the originators of the Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass genre. A style of music that blends bluegrass, rock, country, blues, jazz, and Cajun/Zydeco. This concert was professionally recorded live at the 2012 Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, FL.
Particle - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - A fantastic late night set from Particle to round out a memorable first day at Wanee 2012.
Trigger Hippy - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 CD - The only official release from this amazing supergroup featuring Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, singer/songwriter Will Kimbrough, singer Joan Osborne, singer/songwriter Jackie Greene and bassist Nick Govrik.. With the line-up that they've got, how could this not be one of the best sets from Wanee 2012?
Melvin Seals & JGB - Live at Wanee Festival 2011 CD -
The Meters (reunion) @ Howlin' Wolf 2012 (2 CDs) - The legendary performance from the ORIGINAL METERS. From Jazz Fest 2012 second Saturday night show at Howlin' Wolf. This was their first club gig in over 30 years.
JazzFest 2012 CDs from Ani DeFranco, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Cowboy Mouth, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Funky Meters, George Porter Jr & Runnin' Pardners, Honey Island Swamp Band, Neville Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band & many, many more!
Rusted Root - The Movement CD - Famous for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, and world music, a dynamite percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences and relentless touring, Rusted Root has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide and garnered legions of followers who call themselves "Root Heads". The band has toured with the likes of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival, and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour. Rusted Root's music has been featured in movies and TV shows such as Twister, Mathilda, Home for the Holidays, Party of Five, Charmed, Homicide, Ice Age, and even on the 2012 Olympic Telecasts. In fact, NASA engineers chose Send Me On My Way as "wake up" music for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Standout tracks include the catchy roots rock novelty "Monkey Pants", the cool Afro-Caribbean grooves of "Cover Me" and "Fossilman", and a rootsy ballad in the vein of the Rolling Stones "No Expectations".
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