Mary4Music Presents: Keeping The Blues Alive - Volume Eight
Produced By: Peter Lauro - Blewzzman@aol.com & Mary Roby - Mary@Mary4Music.com
This Promotional CD is being mailed to radio stations in hopes of gaining some airplay for these talented, independent artists.
Please ask your listeners to visit the band's websites to learn more about them and possibly purchase a CD.
Additionally, if you like what you hear, please feel free to contact the bands for a copy of their CD for airplay on your show.
Or, if you prefer, just send me your contact information and I'll be happy to pass it along to the bands for you.
Thanks, Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro and Mary "Mary4Music" Roby
1) Man Child Blues - Bad Influence - 3:55
(Roger Edsall - Pub: Bad Influence)
Straight up, hard driving blues highlighted by powerful vocals, fierce rhythm, outstanding slide & rhythm guitars and smokin' harp leads.
All ingredients of a classic blues song.
2) Brandon's Blues - Joey Gilmore - 4:29
(Steve Zoyes - Pub: Mosher St. Music/Sonny Boyd Williams, LLC)
This South Florida blues legend has been singing the blues for a long time but he's never felt anything bluer than Brandon's Blues.
Sadly, this is a song about the passing of Joey's son Brandon. Heartfelt, emotional vocals don't get any more real than this.
3) Half Of Me - Allen-Lamun Band - 3:48
(Laura Lamun - Pub: Mad Left Music)
Musically strong track highlighted by excellent guitar work, yet it's stolen by the great vocal duet between David Allen and Laura Lamun -
the little lady with the very big voice.
4) Sunshine - Hector Anchondo Band - 3:19
(Hector Anchondo - Pub: ASCAP)
Well sung old school, down home style, slide guitar blues played on a twelve string Dobro Resonator accompanied by precision percussion.
5) Lucky Man - Chuck Strong and SRBQ - 3:14
(Charles R. Strong - Pub: 30 Year Music)
From start to finish, this one's full throttle, no holds barred, smoking blues fueled by wailing sax leads,
relentless rhythm and powerful lead and backup up vocals.
6) How I Got Over - Memphis Gold - 4:34
(Chester Chandler aka Memphis Gold - Bailria Publishing)
Between having reviewed all of his CDs and him having a song on all eight of these Keeping The Blues Alive Compilations,
I've said it all about this great man.
And yet here he is blowing me away again as he sings his heart out on this beautiful, tender ballad.
7) Red Jelly Bean - Gypsy Carns - 1:32
(Gypsy Carns - Pub: Trailer Trash Music/BMI)
This is joyfully the most bizarre song of the lot, and I'd expect nothing less from Gypsy Carns.
Musically it rips with smokin' guitar and piano leads and lyrically it's hilarious.
8) Letting A Good Thing Go Bad - Joey Gilmore - 4:19
(Joshua "Joey" Gilmore & William Bell - Pub: Joey Gilmore Music)
This is the first ever of this compilation series to feature an artist with two songs.
This track features Joey at his soulful best on lead vocals with great harmony backup.
9) Got My Eye On You - Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce - 3:13
(Sabrina Weeks & Mike Hilliard - Pub: Sabrina Weeks & Mike Hilliard)
Having this sultry lady have an eye on you can only be a good thing.
Powerful, sassy vocals, backed by equally powerful guitar, rhythm and horns, all nicely coming together.
10) Hear My Train A Comin' - April Mae & The June Bugs with Mike Mettalia - 4:46
(April Lynn Iorio aka April Mae - Pub: Digging Deep Music/ASCAP)
So what do you get by putting a washboard, kazoo, banjo, cigar box guitar, standup bass,
harmonica and many percussion inducing gadgets behind a melodic folk style voice?
Some of the coolest, old school, rockabilly, bluegrass music you'll ever hear!