Hello Skinny - Watermelon Sun (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Nov. 24, 2017
Hello Skinny - Watermelon Sun (2017)

Hello Skinny - Watermelon Sun (2017)
experimental, house, new wave, post-disco | 47:35 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 248 MB
Label: Brownswood Recordings

The second Hello Skinny album, Watermelon Sun conjures images of the languorous, dreamy escapism its title suggests. Channelling influences including UK jazz, New Jersey house and Chicago footwork, it’s the melodies – played on trombone, tenor sax and the keys – which are the bright-shining, consistent thread throughout. The solo project of esteemed drummer Tom Skinner (whose other recent projects include Sons of Kemet and Owiny Sigoma Band), the album features influential trombone player and composer Peter Zummo (a friend and collaborator of Arthur Russell, who’s recently released new material on Glasgow’s Optimo label).
Mongo Santamaria - Mr. Watermelon Man - La Bamba (1965) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4053}

Mongo Santamaria - Mr. Watermelon Man - La Bamba (1965) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4053}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
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© 1965, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4053
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Bongo Drums

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Mongo Santamaria at the height of his Latin Soul years – working on a cool Columbia session titled after an earlier hit, but served up with his new lean sound of the late 60s! The album's got that perfect Santamaria combo from the time – a group that features trumpet and these wonderfully sharp arrangements from the great Marty Sheller – plus very smoking reed work from a young Hubert Laws, wailing away on flute and tenor, and Bobby Capers on alto and baritone – both players who mix jazz and soul instrumental modes, to bring a hell of a lot of feeling to the overall sound of the band – in ways that really get past more familiar use of trumpet or trombone in other Latin combos. The band grooves nicely on original material like "Streak O Lean", "Ricky Tick", "Do It To It", "Fatback", "Coconut Milk", and "Jose Outside" – and they also reprise Mongo's big hit "Watermelon Man".

Watermelon Slim & The Workers - Bull Goose Rooster (2013) Re-up  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 9, 2015
Watermelon Slim & The Workers - Bull Goose Rooster (2013) Re-up

Watermelon Slim & The Workers - Bull Goose Rooster (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 493 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Country | NorthernBlues Music #NBM0064

Watermelon Slim is one of the most popular bluesman in the world today. To date, Watemelon Slim has received over 20 Blues Music Award nominations, including wins for Band of the Year and Album of the Year. In 2011, Watermelon Slim was nominated for DVD of the year. After releasing two country music CDs, and one duo CD with Super Chikan, Slim has been reunited with his band - The Workers. The result is a stunning mix of original blues songs covering a mix of topics from US foreign policy to trucking; a jazz duet with Danielle Schneblelen - lead vocalist with Trampled Under Foot; a terrific new country song, and some amazing covers…
Watermelon Slim And The Workers - Live At The Ground Zero Blues Club (2010)

Watermelon Slim And The Workers - Live At The Ground Zero Blues Club (2010)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 128 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Blues | Label: NorthernBlues Music | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 4 Oct 2010 | Runtime: 220 min. | 5,94 GB (DVD9)

Watermelon Slim and his band The Workers are tireless blues musicians, just like the masters who came before them. Their lot is to play small blues clubs, and bars and restaurants across the continent, bringing the blues to hungry ears. Once you’ve heard or seen Slim you’ll never forget it. And if you see him…you’ll hear him…I guarantee it! At a gig in Hamilton a couple of years ago, the opening act Steve Strongman (no slouch himself on blues guitar, and certainly no stranger to volume) had to wear earplugs during The Workers’ set! We, in the first row, had no earplugs so went home with ears ringing from the Mississippi rhythms and stinging lead guitar. Not a bad way to go.

Watermelon Slim & Super Chikan - Okiesippi Blues (2011)  Music

Posted by countryfreak at July 10, 2013
Watermelon Slim & Super Chikan - Okiesippi Blues (2011)

Watermelon Slim & Super Chikan - Okiesippi Blues (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 317 MB
Genre: Blues/Slide Guitar Blues/Electric Delta Blues | Label: NorthernBlues Music | Release Date: June 7, 2011 | Catalog Number: NBM 0061
Hoster: Uploaded + DepositFiles | RAR 5% Rec.

Bill Homans, aka Watermelon Slim, and James Johnson — better known as Super Chikan — are a couple of blues legends. Slim plays guitar as if his life depended on it, blows a mean harp, and possesses a raw, scratchy voice that sounds like it’s lived through a couple of lives already. Chikan plays his own custom-built guitars and has one of those voices too. When the two of them team up to release a blues album, you’d expect it to be incendiery, a masterclass in blues showmanship and roots. You’d be right.Okisippie Blues, named after Slim’s Oklahoma roots and Chikan’s Mississippi background, just might be the blues album of the year……

Watermelon Slim - Escape From The Chicken Coop - 2009  Music

Posted by mfrwiz at Dec. 30, 2009
Watermelon Slim - Escape From The Chicken Coop - 2009

Watermelon Slim - Escape From The Chicken Coop - 2009
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Audio CD (2009-08-04) - Number of Discs: 1 - Label: Northern Blues - Catalog Number: NBM 0054
Blues, Country

Watermelon Slim - Golden Boy (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 1, 2017
Watermelon Slim - Golden Boy (2017)

Watermelon Slim - Golden Boy (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 274.08 Mb | 44:03 | Cover
Blues | Country: Tulsa, Oklahoma | Label: Dixiefrog

Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote "From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat." Paste Magazine writes "He's one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he's got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him."

Watermelon Slim - Golden Boy (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 28, 2017
Watermelon Slim - Golden Boy (2017)

Watermelon Slim - Golden Boy
Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 43:58 min | 101 MB
Label: Dixiefrog | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Watermelon Slim is well-known as an unconventional and extraordinary blues artist. His 2017 production is called 'Golden Boy'.

North Mississippi Allstars - Electric Blue Watermelon (2005)  Music

Posted by countryfreak at July 27, 2010
North Mississippi Allstars - Electric Blue Watermelon (2005)

North Mississippi Allstars - Electric Blue Watermelon (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 339 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Rock/Blues-Rock | Label: ATO | Catalog Number: 21541 | Release Date: Sep 6, 2005 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com + HF.com

Although they may mix elements of hip-hop and alternative rock into their repertoire, the North Mississippi Allstars are really at their best when they blow out the rust on the kind of Mississippi folk-blues numbers they learned first hand from the likes of R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Othar Turner. The lead track here, a blisteringly ragged version of Charley Patton's "Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues," is a case in point. Stripped down and raw, it thunders along on Cody Dickinson's drums, throwing dynamics to the wind until the end, when it breaks down to just washboard and drums, then rises back up into a furious, marching stomp rhythm, before winding wistfully away on Luther Dickinson's slide guitar work……

Watermelon Slim & The Workers - No Paid Holidays  Music

Posted by drucen at Jan. 7, 2009
Watermelon Slim & The Workers - No Paid Holidays

Watermelon Slim & The Workers - No Paid Holidays
WavPack (cue+log+covers) | 320 Mb | RS
Released: 2008 | Label: Northern Blues (NBM0047) | Genre: Contemporary Country Blues

Watermelon Slim has a fresh contemporary vision of country blues, a personal one that still allows listeners to feel right at home, and while he hasn't varied his approach too much over the course of his past couple of albums (No Paid Holidays is his third release for Northern Blues), what he does fits and works so well that that's undoubtedly a good thing. Here he hits his usual touchstones, pounding out a couple of full-tilt blues-rockers, shining on slide guitar, stripping things down on occasion for one of his unique "hollers." There aren't really any surprises, but again, that's fine. Well, actually, hearing Slim's stripped-down harmonica version of Laura Nyro's "And When I Die" is a bit of a surprise, and a delight at that. Also a delight is the slide guitar bonanza of "Bubba's Blues," which features guest slide guitarist Lee Roy Parnell and Slim tearing the rafters down. Slim's sharp narrative sense emerges on "Max the Baseball Clown," which conjures long-ago boyhood summers while the opener, "Blues for Howard," contains the remarkable line "You can't stay neutral on a moving train." The blues is such a conservative genre in so many ways, depending on familiar progressions and purposely cliched sentiment to convey universal emotions. Watermelon Slim manages to work within that framework and still somehow make it all seem hushed and personal, even intimate. It's not an easy line to walk, but he does it as well as anyone currently on the contemporary blues scene. No Paid Holidays may not cut into any new territory, but it doesn't really have to because what this guy does is wonderfully solid right where it is.
Steve Leggett (AMG)