Hailin’ from Madrid, Spain Freedonia is a high flying soul, funk and rhythm and blues band. Freedonia released a new double album called Shenobi this year. It is the follow-up of their debut album Dignity and Freedom. Listen here the full album!
This isn’t about the punk classic “London Calling”, we are calling Chicago, through British bluesman Cyril Davies. His “Chicago Calling” is everything a good blues song needs. Kicking off with a killer honky-tonk Piano tune, and wild swinging harmonica melodies the up-tempo vocals start in. “Chicago Calling” is enjoyable every one of the 145 seconds.
Eighteen years ago electronic musician and producer Moby had a big hit with his remix “Natural Blues”, the original version nevertheless was recorded by Adell Hall Ward, better known as Vera Hall.
Vera Hall – Trouble So Hard
With their hit song “Be Brave ” they bring you back to fifties Rhythm and Blues tracks in style of Bo Diddley‘s sound. The Strange Boys are also clearly influenced by garage rock bands. These songs are laid back and most of the time create a vibe that makes you forget the troubles in life.
I came across a nice story of two musicians who met in the remote land of Lithuania. A small country with a big musical heart. Blues musician Mighty Mo Rodgers (USA) and the keeper of ancient African Griot traditions, Baba Sissoko (Mali) found common ground in their Griot Blues sound. The result is a unique album built on blues and ancient roots music.