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The Derek Trucks Band – Joyful Noise 2002

Posted in BLUES, Derek TRUCKS on December 24, 2010 by whoisthemonk

The Derek Trucks Band – Joyful Noise 2002


The third album from guitar phenom Derek Trucks resounds with joyful noise indeed, and amazingly, it seems as though Trucks and his band run through (at least) 10 distinct genres across these 10 songs. Trucks may venture all over the musical map–blues, soul, jazz, Eastern music, to name a few stops–but he does so with a confidence and assertiveness usually found in much older musicians. Then again, he is the nephew of Butch Trucks (a fellow member of the Allman Brothers Band, Trucks’s moonlighting gig) and is married to fellow guitar wiz Susan Tedeschi (who guests on this album), so it’s not surprising that he seems experienced beyond his years. Joyful Noise features a host of guest artists–including Qawwali singer Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and soul legend Solomon Burke–but despite the considerable variety here, the album maintains a unified, if high-flying and eclectic, vision. Even at such a young age, Trucks already plays with skill, invention, and heart.
For his first solo project after replacing Dickie Betts in the Allman Brothers Band, 23-year-old Derek Trucks pushes the stylistic envelope even further than on his last diverse release. Prodding into Latin, Indian, and fusion jazz, this stylistically varied effort exudes enough blues and funky R&B to keep the Allman Brothers Band fan’s attention while expanding their boundaries — sometimes radically — beyond what the typical Southern rock fan might expect or even tolerate. It’s a brave and largely successful experiment, due in part to the vocals of his guest stars, since Trucks himself does not sing. Opening with the title track, a funky Meters-style bubbler that employs a gospel chorus to frame Trucks’ searing slide work, it sounds like the guitarist is working within borders he established on his two previous albums. The laconic instrumental “So Close, So Far Away” sounds like a mid-“Whipping Post” jam, but the disc shifts into high gear with Otis Blackwell’s “Home in Your Heart,” one of two contributions from the amazing soulman Solomon Burke. He kicks up a Wilson Pickett-style storm on this funky rocker, which both he and Otis Redding recorded 30 years earlier. But gears then switch drastically as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan guests on a traditional Indian tune that gives Trucks’ slide a chance to snake through the song, adding a slight blues edge to the tabla and eerie moaning vocals. Rubén Blades guests on a Santana-ish workout on “Kam-ma-Lay,” but after a scorching Susan Tedeschi appearance on a down-and-dirty version of James Brown’s “Baby, You’re Right,” Trucks veers way off course into the John McLaughlin territory of “Lookout 31,” one of the few tracks where Trucks doesn’t play slide. It’s an intense Mahavishnu Orchestra fusion piece that even swerves into dissonant, avant-garde waters. The instrumental ballad “Frisell” ends this wildly, sometimes disconcertingly eclectic album on a rueful, jazzy note. Trucks’ playing is edgy, electric, and distinctive throughout, with his slide work not surprisingly reminiscent of Duane Allman at times. Joyful Noise is a powerful, uncompromising statement, if you can stay with it. Derek Trucks shows he is a remarkably talented young guitarist who refuses to be stylistically pigeonholed by the history of the legendary band he joined.
By Hal Horowitz. AMG.
Derek Trucks- (Guitar);
Kofi Burbridge- (Vocals, Flute, Keyboards);
Todd Smallie- (Vocals, Bass);
Yonrico Scott- (Vocals, Drums, Percussion).
Rubén Blades- (Vocals, Cowbells, Hand Claps);
Javier Colon- (Vocals, Percussion);
Solomon Burke, Susan Tedeschi, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan- (Vocals);
Count Mbutu- (Congas).
01. Joyful Noise 5:47
02. So Close, So Far Away 4:40
03. Home In Your Heart (Feat. Solomon Burke) 3:59
04. Maki Madni (Feat. Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) 8:11
05. Kam-ma-lay (Feat. Ruben Blades) 7:08
06. Like Anyone Else (Feat. Solomon Burke) 6:21
07. Every Good Boy 4:33
08. Baby, You’re Right (Feat. Susan Tedeschi) 4:14
09. Lookout 31 4:19
10. Frisell 6:55
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The Derek Trucks Band – Out Of The Madness 1998

Posted in BLUES, Derek TRUCKS on December 20, 2010 by whoisthemonk

The Derek Trucks Band – Out Of The Madness 1998


At times, this band reminds me so much of the Allman Brothers circa 1970, that I feel like it’s deja vu all over again. Of all the young guitar slingers out there today, I feel like Derek Trucks is the most talented and musically mature of all the diaper dandies. With Warren Haynes from Gov’t Mule backing here, it just makes this CD that much better. The album starts out with a very bluesy version of the Son House tune “Preachin’ Blues”. He then goes into a cool instrumental “Younk Funk”, which features some truely versatile guitar playing, going from jazz to funk to bluesy rock. Next comes a couple more classic blues covers in “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” and one of my favorite oldies, Chester Burnett’s “Forty Four”, in which Trucks shows us his slide guitar prowess. He does 2 instrumentals back to back with “Look-Ka-Pypy, and my favorite “Kickin’ Back”, that’s so Allman Brother like, it feels like he’s plucking notes straight from the ghost of Duane Allman himself. This kid is good. He also does the same thing on another instrumental “Spillway”. But he also throws some very jazzy notes our way that avoid all blues cliches that are so prevalent among most young guitar players today. Blues great Larry McCray also thought enough of the kid to make an appearance here on the song “Ain’t That Lovin” You”, where he sings vocals and trades guitar licks with Trucks. A very nice tune and the best vocal on the album. The CD ends with one of the most unique acoustic blues instrumentals that I’ve ever heard. The best way to describe this song is psycedelic blues. The guitar playing here is so weird it’s cool. This whole album is top rate from beginning to end. A very ambitious effort from the most versatile young guitar player playing today. Get it and get lost in the blues groove.
By Patrick Earley.
How many teenaged guitar prodigies can get away with playing genre-blending improvisational music and convincing blues on only their second album? Just one: Jacksonville’s Derek Trucks. His musical imagination is exceeded only by his guitar prowess. Trucks, who favors slide guitar, reanimates the blues past here. On Son House’s “Preachin’ Blues” and Howlin’ Wolf’s “44,” he effortlessly attains an edgy, electrifying air of tension epitomizing the honest-sounding modern blues that many others attempt so hard–and so clumsily–to achieve. Just as impressive is Truck’s ongoing exploration of the transcendent jazz/rock/blues realm where guitar-packing elders like Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Carlos Santana, and Ronnie Earl, among a few more, have dared to go–the instrumentals “Younk Funk,” “Kickin’ Back,” “Pleasant Gardens,” and “Spillway.” Unlike countless other guitarists, Trucks knows better than to sully his material by singing when he can’t, and he turns to Warren Haynes (of Gov’t. Mule), Larry McCray, and Matt Tutor to handle the vocal chores. It’s little-known Memphis resident Tutor who really pours heart and soul into songs–hear “Preachin’ Blues” and “Alright.” All in all, this is a strong blues-and-beyond album. Keep an eye on this Trucks kid.
By Frank-John Hadley.
Derek Trucks- Guitar
Todd Smallie- Bass, Vocals
Yonrico Scott- Drums, Percission, Vocals
Bill McKay- Organ
With special guests;
Jimmy Herring- Guitar
Warren Haynes- Guitar
Larry McCray- Vocals
01. Preachin’ Blues 4:58
02. Young Funk 4:49
03. Good Morning Little School Girl 5:39
04. Fourty-Four 5:38
05. Kickin’ Back 8:51
06. Look-Ka PyPy 4:07
07. Alright 2:48
08. Death Letter 5:25
09. Pleasant Gardens 6:33
10. Spillway 4:56
11. Ain’t That Lovin’ You 6:37
12. Deltaraga 2:52
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The Derek Trucks Band – Soul Serenade 2003

Posted in BLUES, Derek TRUCKS on December 19, 2010 by whoisthemonk

The Derek Trucks Band – Soul Serenade 2003
Recorded at Dockside, Maurice, Louisiana and Reeltime Studios,
Athens, Georgia between October 1999 & April 2000


It would be wrong to pigeonhole Derek Trucks as a southern rocker despite his ongoing day gig as the Allman Brothers Band’s second guitarist. On his fourth solo album (actually recorded before his third, 2002’s Joyful Noise) the young slinger shows what he’s made of, and it’s not barbeque and bourbon. Instead Trucks caters more to the martini crowd, giving a sophisticated cast to his slide guitar, snaking it into elegant musical conversations with a rather frivolous flute, and some off time drumming that are reminiscent of the clean jazz fusion that Traffic used to conjure up. On the opening track, “Soul Serenade”/”Rasta Man Chant,” Trucks inserts some of the languid licks and flirts with Miles Davis before devolving into Bob Marley. “Bock to Bock” is a more structured affair that recalls Henry Mancini. Gregg Allman sits in on “Drown in My Own Tears” and spits out the bitter words in his grizzled voice while Truck follows along in a perfect slow dance, punctuating each of the singer’s phrases with his own mournful slide. Trucks ventures south of the border in “Afro Romp” and the band evokes the great jazz drummer Elvin Jones on “Elvin.” By Jaan Uhelszki.
Though recorded nearly two years before the release of the Derek Trucks Band’s previous album, Soul Serenade feels like a step forward from Joyful Noise in its maturity and focus. By almost any measure, this is a jazz album; the only references …    Full Descriptionto rock can be heard in the overdriven tone and bluesy slide phrasing that Trucks consistently employs. The prominence of the Hammond organ, and in particular its registration and abundant Leslie tremolo, also nods transparently toward the leader’s apprenticeship in the Allman Brothers Band. The rhythm feel is subtle, though, with an understated swing that borrows from this or that corner of world music but unmistakably centers itself on jazz practice. In particular, Kofi Burbridge’s aromatic flute solos, and the drumming of Yonrico Scott, with its freedom, timbral nuance, and well-placed transitional rolls, pull the sound far away from rock or even from the jazz-flavored but backbeat-driven Allman Brothers groove. One track, the Gregg Allman vocal cameo, a full-blooded rendition of “Drown in My Own Tears” that features brisk back-and-forth between the singer and Trucks, sinks from the jazz embrace and into the bosom of the blues; another, “Sierra Leone,” builds a musical bridge from the Missisippi Delta back to Africa, in resonant acoustic timbres. In this context, these two moments only enrich the spectrum of Soul Serenade without at all detracting from the integrity and maturity of Trucks’s vision.
By Robert L. Doerschuk.
Soul Serenade is the fourth commercial release for Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks. A second generation band member (the guitarist is the nephew of drummer Butch Trucks), Mr. Trucks studied carefully the lead and slide guitar styles of the late Duane Allman, incorporating the elder Allman’s propensity for crossing music genera lines at will into his own personal philosophy. Derek Trucks may safely be considered the logical extension of the art of Duane Allman without simply being an imitation.
The title cut is a King Curtis classic often performed by Duane Allman as part of a medley with Willie Cobbs’ “You Don’t Love Me.” Here, Trucks segues effortlessly into Bob Marley’s “Rasta Man Chant” and ten minutes of intricate slide guitar playing and ensemble intuition. Trucks covers Buddy Montgomery’s “Bock to Bock” in a clever manner and again with the slide guitar, making Derek Trucks one of the first bona fide jazz slide guitarists. After a blues foray through “Drown in My Own Tears,” sung by Gregg Allman, Trucks returns to familiar territory with Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro Blue.” Trucks performed this piece as part of a Govn’t Mule concert ( Live…With A Little Help from Our Friends ). Here, the song is pared down and tightened with the help of Kofi Burbridge.
Derek Trucks is exactly the type of guitarist in need… for popular music, for the Allman Brothers Band, for Govn’t Mule, for the Derek Trucks Band. For popular music, Trucks enters as a self-contained virtuoso, capable in all styles of music. For the Allman Brothers band, he is the slide guitarist needed since the horrible loss in the early 1970s. For Govn’t Mule, Trucks pushed Warren Haynes in this creativity and drive. And finally, for the Derek Trucks Band, the guitarist proves himself a clever and capable leader, not afraid to visit new or old themes.
By C. Michael Bailey.
Derek Trucks- (Guitar, Sarod);
Gregg Allman- (Vocals);
Kofi Burbridge- (Flute, Piano, Fender Rhodes Piano, Clavinet, Keyboards);
Bill McKay- (Wurlitzer Piano, Hammond B-3 Organ, Keyboards);
Todd Smallie- (Bass);
Yonrico Scott- (Drums, Percussion).
01. Soul Serenade – Rasta Man Chant (C. Ousley, L. Dixon, B. Marley)  10:37
02. ock to Bock (B. Montgomery)  5:59
03. Drown In My Own Tears (H. Glover)  5:08
04. Afro Blue (M. Santamaria)  5:42
05. Elvin (D. Trucks, T. Smallie, Y. Scott, B. McKay, K. Burbridge)  6:10
06. Oriental Folk Song (Traditional)  6:43
07. Sierra Leone (D. Trucks, Y. Scott, K. Burbridge)  2:15

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The Derek Trucks Band – Songlines, Live 2006 (AVI)

Posted in BLUES, Derek TRUCKS, MOVIES on December 18, 2010 by whoisthemonk

The Derek Trucks Band – Songlines, Live 2006 (AVI)


The youngest guitarist to make it onto ROLLING STONE’s 100 greatest guitarists of all time list, Derek Trucks has been demonstrating his musical acumen since the age of nine, when he picked up his first instrument. Now one of the best slide guitarists on the scene, he has put together a band characterized by a broad range of talent and a proclivity for improvisation. This release marks the group’s first album in four years, and demonstrates the growth they’ve experienced while incorporating an eclectic mix of sounds, ranging from rock and jazz to Latin and world music.
This is an outstanding concert that was filmed at The Park West in Chicago on January 28, 2006. The music is very “soulful”, “jazzy”, “smooth”, “jam-oriented”, and “spontaneous and improvised” at times. The band is very talented and work very well together as musicians.
The line-up consists of: Derek Trucks on lead guitar(he plays excellent guitar work including slide guitar play), Todd Smallie on bass and vocals, Yonrico Scott on drums and percussion and vocals, Kofi Burbridge on keyboards, flute and vocals, Mike Mattison on Lead Vocals( He is an outstanding vocalist- his vocals flow along with the music just perfect),
and Count M’Butu on congas and percussion. The Band works together “like a well oiled Machnine”.
The set list consists of 20 songs (about 2 hours of music), some highlights include: “Joyful Noise”, “Key to the Highway”, “I’d rather be blind, crippled and crazy”, “All I Do”, “Sailing On”, “Soul Serenade”, “For my Brother”, “Let’s Go Get Stoned”, “Voices Inside”, and “Anyday”.
The encore consists of two more songs. If you like “smooth”,”jam-oriented”, “improvised” “bluey-jazzy” music with excellent lead guitar work, you’ll enjoy this one. I highly recommend this concert dvd.
By Gary Covington.
Any fan of Trucks will want this recording, but also any fan of good music too. What I like about this guy and this band is their open and sincere and high approach to music and culture and us as listeners (shows in how they relate to the audience and how they price this DVD).
This recording is well if modestly done. Nothing flashy here, just 6 guys playing well together. I was a bit surprised to have the show start with a few short interviews introducing the band and their approach to the music. Then for the next 2+ hours we get the full uninterupted concert. And I loved the show! And I was also glad to have had the reminder of the intention behind it.
I’m a big fan of Trucks but was more impressed by the rest of the band as well, the varied selection of tunes, the skill they played and interplayed with, and the general way they approach their task. As Trucks says in the intro these guys play as it is their church, and that includes us and the collective intention of the best the world has to offer.
This is the way to approach music; from the sacred, with humility, playfulness, joy, inclusiveness, and the love of doing it right.
By Applewood.
Back in 2003 I picked up the latest offering by the Allman Brothers Band called Hittin’ The Note, mostly to hear Warren Haynes guitar wizardry, but also to check out this new slide guitar ace that every one was talking about – the Allman’s newest brother, Derek Trucks. If the name sounds familiar, it is because his uncle is one of the founding members and current drummer for the Allman’s, Butch Trucks.
I was so impressed with Trucks fluid and expressive guitar work, I rushed out and picked up his then latest release, 2002’s Joyful Noise. Although primarily based in the blues-rock genre like his uncle’s band, The Derek Trucks Band covers a wildly diverse range of musical influences including blues, rock, jazz, funk, R&B, Latin, and world music – sometimes all within the same song. For those coming from a strictly rock or blues background, this eclectic musical blend might take some getting used to, but Trucks phenomenal guitar technique will capture your attention immediately.
Trucks’ follow-up to Joyful Noise, Soul Serenade, was somewhat of a let down for me. Although released in 2003, Soul Serenade was actually mostly recorded back in 1999. It was a more laid back affair leaning more towards his smooth jazz and world influences. After 2004’s killer Live At Georgia Theater album, Trucks emerged from the studio this year with his finest album yet, Songlines, which is the focus of this wonderful DVD.
Songlines Live was filmed at the Park West in Chicago on January 28th, 2006. The performance was shot in high definition for a special HDNet program, and it looks spectacular. Ten of the songs featured are from the Songlines album, and the rest of the set is comprised of old blues standards along with a couple of songs from the DTB’s previous two studio albums. The main difference you will notice between the new Songlines material and Trucks earlier efforts, is the dominance of new lead vocalist Mike Mattison.
The DVD opens with about four minutes worth of interviews with Trucks and each of his band members. The genuine pleasure they all exude in playing this music and being in this band together makes it obvious why their stage chemistry is so remarkable. Trucks tells how he put the DTB together about ten years ago, when he was only fourteen years old, and how the current version features musicians born in three different decades and from all over the map.
The band starts the set with perhaps my favorite DTB song, “Joyful Noise”. You are immediately captivated by Trucks’ completely unique sounding guitar tone. Like many great guitarists before him who have been gifted with an instantly recognizable sound – Santana, Hendrix, Johnson, and Metheny are a few who come to mind – you know it is Trucks playing after only a few notes from his slide. Trucks plays the same Gibson SG guitar throughout the show, and he picks exclusively with his fingers, which lends to his unique tone.
From there, they run through nearly the entire Songlines album, excluding only “This Sky” and “Revolution”, which unfortunately are two of the albums’ strongest tracks. They interrupt the Songlines progression midway for a powerful performance of “Key To The Highway”. If Clapton dusts this one off on his current tour with Trucks, he should just have the sense to say “ladies and gentlemen, Derek Trucks”, and then head backstage for a beer. Well, I guess he could stay out and sing the thing. What I’m trying to say is that Trucks simply tears it up here, laying down a couple of astonishing guitar solos in the process. Mattison belts it out too, giving one of his most impassioned vocal performances of the night.
Trucks will certainly not be stealing Steve Vai’s flashiest guitarist award any time soon. Although his licks are plenty flashy, and speak for themselves, his stage presence is very understated. He stands in the exact same spot, same position, with the same concentrated expression on his face for the entire show, pausing only to give subtle cues to his band. The only time you hear him speak is to introduce the band. Mattison is a very versatile vocalist, moving between deep soulful growls, to gentle falsetto with ease. His style is still growing on me. While some of the time I find him amazing, other times I find his over the top expressiveness a little too Al Jarreau for some of this music.
This was the first time I heard the Songlines material, as I have yet to pick up the album. This album is probably a little more accessible than his previous two, but still features an amazing variety of style. “Crow Jane” is a grinding delta blues tune that hinges on Mattison’s light falsetto. “Sahib Teri Bandi/Maki Madni” are basically Indian-blues, if you can imagine that. “Volunteered Slavery” is part gospel, part blues, and features some of Trucks’ finest non-slide work of the night. “I’ll Find My Way”, “I Wish I Knew”, “I’d Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy” and “All I Do” are all more standard blues-rock fare and really heat up the middle part of the show, as Trucks lays down several more mesmerizing guitar solos.
“Mahjoun” begins with Count Mbutu’s short conga solo before Trucks lays down a thick rhythm behind Kofi Burbridge’s flute leads, which along with the abundance of percussion give the song a distinct Middle-Eastern flavor. Trucks also brilliantly interweaves some classic “Greensleeves” riffs throughout the song. The upbeat blues of “Sailin On” is followed by the blues classic, “Chevrolet”, which I immediately compared to Robben Ford’s signature version. Trucks’ unique slide guitar approach makes for a killer rendition, but I much prefer Ford’s singing over Mattison’s on this song. One of the highlights of the set was “For My Brother”, which first appeared on the Live At Georgia Theater album, and sees Trucks take off the slide again to kick things off with some gentle jazz chords, before exploding the song into a stunning fusion of jazz, rock, and blues that brings the house down.
The band closes out the set with an inspired take on the Derek And The Dominoes classic “Anyday”, and then returns for an encore begining with Stevie Wonder’s “Maybe Your Baby” and surprisingly closes with a DTB rendering of the very old Rosetta Tharpe gospel song “Up Above My Head”. When I said this was an eclectic mix, I wasn’t kidding.
The superior production quality of this DVD puts most other recent buys to shame. Filmed with nine, high-definition cameras, the ultra sharp picture and brilliant colors will amaze you. The Dolby Digital 5.1 surround is as good as it gets, letting you hear every instrument with ultimate clarity and perfect balance. Camera angles come at you from everywhere, but are never obtrusive or change too fast. Trucks’ fretwork is captured magnificently with lingering close-ups from every angle.
The bonus features are excellent and include 20-minutes worth of band interviews, a discussion about Derek’s work with the Allman Brothers and Eric Clapton, and an inside look into the recording of Songlines. The performance lasts an impressive 2 hours and 20 minutes, which is much more generous than the 120 minute total running time that the DVD case lists.
Songlines Live is a superb DVD that showcases one of the best young guitarists (and bands) in the business. No guitar fan should pass this one up.
By Paul Roy.
Derek Trucks- (Guitar, Dobro);
Mike Mattison- (Vocals);
Kofi Burbridge- (Vocals, Flute, Keyboards);
Jay Joyce- (Keyboards);
Todd Smallie- (Vocals, Bass);
Count Mbutu- (Congas, Percussion);
Yonrico Scott- (Vocals, drums, Percussion).
01. Joyful Noise
02. Crow Jane
03. Sahib Teri Bandi/Maki Madni
04. Volunteered Slavery
05. I’ll Find My Way
06. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)
07. Key To The Highway
08. I’d Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy
09. All I Do
10. Mahjoun/Greensleeves
11. Sailing On
12. Chevrolet
13. Soul Serenade
14. For My Brother
15. Feel So Bad
16. Let’s Go Get Stoned
17. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)/Fat Mama
18. Anyday
19. Maybe Your Baby
20. Up Above My Head

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The Derek Trucks Band – Jazzfest Berlin 11-06-2005

Posted in BLUES, Derek TRUCKS on December 15, 2010 by whoisthemonk

The Derek Trucks Band – Jazzfest Berlin 11-06-2005
Delphi Theater, Berlin, Germany


The festival ended its compacted four-day run with the more rootsy Americana-based sounds of the Derek Trucks Band (Trucks sounded, as usual, like the future of intelligent rock guitar) and the “Rev.” Jeff Mosier’s Ear Reverents jamming on bluegrass-fusion energies into the wee hours at Quasimodo.

Observers a the Berlin Jazz Festival, especially outsiders flying in for the occasion, may be tempted to draw metaphorical analogies between the Wall’s fall and the genre-razing bent of the festival’s musical programming. That’s partly valid, but it’s also too easy a conclusion. Berlin’s program is merely a good example of what any good festival should be about: a celebration of jazz’s natural plurality. More than any musical tradition, jazz is itself but also many other things. That state of healthy confusion and openness is alive and well in Berlin.
Derek Trucks– Guitar
Todd Smallie– Bass & Vocals
Yonrico Scott– Drums,Percussion & Vocals
Kofi Burbridge– Keyboard,Flute & Vocals
Mike Mattison– Vocals
Count M’Butu– Congas & Percussion

01 Afro Blue 11:11
02 I Wish I Knew 05:14
03 Feel So Bad 08:02
04 So Close So Far Away 06:06
05 Crow Jane  05:34
06 Cheesecake 10:01
07 To Know You Is To Love You 05:38
08 Sahib Teri Bandi – Maki Madni 13:55
09 Chevrolet 04:11

01 Sailing On 07:01
02 Up Above My Head 04:51
03 For My Brother 15:57
04 Joyful Noise 11:46

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The Derek Trucks Band – The Derek Trucks Band 1996

Posted in BLUES, Derek TRUCKS on December 13, 2010 by whoisthemonk

The Derek Trucks Band – The Derek Trucks Band 1996
Recorded: Sep 30, 1996-Oct 4, 1996


Derek Trucks began building his own legacy at the age of 12, playing scorching slide guitar that prompted many to hypothesize that he was the reincarnation of Duane Allman in the flesh. The nephew of Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks, Derek was virtually born into a show business family, but don’t think for a minute that he doesn’t create his own opportunity. Backed by a skin-tight rhythm section and complimented by a top-notch organist, the youthful guitarist blazes through new arrangements of jazz and blues classics. He turns the trumpet wizardry of Miles Davis into slide-guitar magic, and his readings of a couple of Coltrane tunes pack a terrific punch. The band also contribute several of their own compositions, paving the way for a bright future as a group of tight-knit, talented musicians. A flawless recording.
By Michael B. Smith, All Music Guide.
Derek Trucks– Guitar
Kofi Burbridge– Keyboards, Flute, and Vocals
Todd Smallie– Bass and Vocals
Yonrico Scott– Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Mike Mattison– Lead Vocals
Count M’Butu– Percussion, a Variety Of Drums
01. Sarod (Trucks) 0:35
02. Mr. PC (J. Coltrane)  5:30
03. 555 Lake (Mysic: D. Trucks, T. Smallie, Y. Scott; Lyrics: B. McKay)  6:33
04. D Mnor Blues (D. Trucks, L. Oakes)  6:01
05. #6 Dance (D. Trucks, L. Oakes)  2:39
06. Footprints (W. Shorter)  4:19
07. Out of Madness (Y. Scott, D. Trucks, T. Smallie)  4:09
08. Naima (J. Coltrane)  4:59
09. So What (M. Davis)  4:37
10. Evil Clown (T. Smallie, D. Trucks, Y. Scott, B. McKay)  4:30
11. Egg 15 (T. Smallie, D. Trucks, R. Roper)  7:40
12. Sarod Outro (D. Trucks)  0:41

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Derek TRUCKS – Peer Blues 2009

Posted in BLUES, Derek TRUCKS on November 22, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Derek TRUCKS – Peer Blues 2009
25 of Kings and Legends, Blues Peer Festival (Festivalweide Peer) Belgium.
Friday 17 July 2009 – Monday 20 July 2009


This is the 25th edition of the Belgian Rhythm And Blues Festival, and is called 25 years of kings and legends. The line-up consist of big names in the blues like, Derek Trucks and many more.
01.  Inleiding (Intro) 0:28
02.  Down In The Flood 7:20
03.  Done Got Over 6:38
04.  I’ll Find My Way 6:38
06.  I Know 5:11
07.  Get What You Deserve 5:03
08.  Key To The Highway 7:57
09.  Move On Up 5:47

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