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Little Axe - London Blues (2017)

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Little Axe - London Blues (2017)

Little Axe - London Blues (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, scans - 393 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 144 MB | 01:03:14
Blues Rock, Reggae, Dub | Label: Echo Beach

Little Axe was the alias of Skip McDonald, a blues performer whose list of credits also included work on some of rap music's most influential records. Born Bernard Alexander in Dayton, Ohio in 1949, McDonald learned blues guitar from his father, and by the age of ten was already playing professionally with area jazz musicians. By age 12, his focus had shifted to doo wop, and he also played in a gospel quartet; after high school, he and several friends relocated to New York City, where they formed a group dubbed the Entertainers and toured extensively throughout the East Coast.

In 1973 McDonald teamed with bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Harold Sargent in the group Wood Brass & Steel, recording a pair of LPs before calling it quits in 1979. McDonald and Wimbish soon reunited under the auspices of the fledgling rap label Sugarhill, where they teamed with drummer Keith LeBlanc to become the company's house band. Over the course of the next three years, the trio played on a number of the most seminal records of the era, including the Grandmaster Flash classics "The Message" and "White Lines."

After exiting Sugarhill's ranks, the group worked at Tommy Boy Records, where they teamed with producer Adrian Sherwood to develop his famed On-U Sound. Sherwood subsequently convinced the trio to relocate to London, where they were rechristened Tackhead and fronted by vocalist Gary Clail. They also began handling some of On-U's myriad production assignments, remixing material for artists including Nine Inch Nails, African Head Charge, Megadeth, and Living Colour, whom Wimbish later joined.

By 1992, McDonald adopted the name Little Axe and returned to the blues of his youth, albeit a brand of blues informed by his latter-day musical experiences, which also incorporated elements of gospel, rock, reggae, and funk. Co-produced by Sherwood and recorded with the aid of Wimbish and LeBlanc as well as vocalists Kevin Gibbs and Saz Bell and Indian percussionist Talvin Singh, Little Axe debuted in 1994 with the single "Ride On (Fight On)"; the full-length The Wolf That House Built was released later in the year to wide acclaim. "Another Sinful Day" followed in 1995, with Slow Fuse appearing in 1996.

For the next six years, McDonald worked on other projects until resuming Little Axe with Hard Grind on Fat Possum in 2002. By 2004, he had switched to the Real World label, releasing Champagne & Grits and Stone Cold Ohio two years later. Arriving in 2010, Bought for a Dollar Sold for a Dime would prove to be his last effort for Real World. On-U Sound issued 2011's If You Want Loyalty Buy a Dog, and he jumped to Echo Beach Records for 2013's Return. After several years of session work and live dates, McDonald returned to the studio to cut his second album for Echo Beach, 2017's London Blues

TRACKLIST

01. Be Thankful (Amongst The Grateful)
02. London Blues
03. Snake Oil
04. Deep River
05. Factory Girl
06. Next Week Thursday
07. Sparrow's Nest
08. House Of Bones
09. When I Rise
10. Great Heroes
11. Factory Girl (Dub)
12. Deep River (Dub)
13. London Blues (Dub)
14. Next Week Thursday (Dub)
15. Sparrow's Nest (Dub)
16. When I Rise (Dub)

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EAC extraction logfile from 8. December 2017, 22:34

Little Axe / London Blues

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