Posts Tagged ‘mmw

14
Dec
10

Robert Walters 20th Congress – B3 Groove Reborn

Riding the wave of my newly found favorite website (Nugs.net) I have been having a field day exploring the vast quantity of good music from both musicians I have been very acquainted with and those that I’ve never heard before.  There are some artists that I have heard about  but honestly had never been presented the opportunity to learn more about; luckily Nugs.net offers you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the artists and their music.

One such band that I feel compelled to enlighten the masses about is Robert Walters 20th Congress, simply the the best Hammond B3 groove I’ve had the pleasure to listen to compared to the likes of Joey DeFrancesco, Galactic, and the late great B3 groove masters Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff.

Robert Walters sound is a culmination of both Jimmy Smith and late Cannonball Adderly; soulful groove with a twist of Herbie Mann (on the song Fathom Five).  You can catch an incredible live show on Nugs.net for free streaming audio or better yet, free download for your personal music stash.

There are two shows avialable on Nugs.net and I highly recommend the Funkyard Festival (Long Beach, CA) recorded in 2001.  Highlights on this set are Fathom Five, Almendra, and Orange Peel, honestly they’re all really good and I’m sure you will find your favorites. The show is a non-stop groove fest, check it out and tell us what you think!

Robert Walter might be a name familiar with some who have listened to The Greyboy Allstars.

11
Dec
10

Nugs.net: Free music for the masses

I wanted to inform the HiFi reading audience of a gem of a website that offers legitimate free downloads and high quality streaming audio of some of the best bands on the planet.

Nugs.net is also (I think) closely releated to the people at LivePhish.com, however, the variety of music that is offered on Nugs.net is just unbelievable.  The array of artists featured is quite extensive, although most of the music would fall under a similiar genre being that of “Jam Band” or “free form improvisational” with bands like Phish, Widespread Panic, Bruce Hornsby, Ratdog, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Jack Johnson, MMW, and many others featured.

You can download quite a large array of free shows from these artists, but if you would rather simply stream the show it is very easy (I use Windows Media Player) and the quality is fantastic so far from what I have listened to at this time.  As I type this blog entry I’m listening to a Yonder Mountain String Band show from a 2000 show at The Mystic Theater in Petaluma, CA, incredible!

If you visit the site look to the top right and you will see a link for “free stash”, from there you can browse an assortement of artists and shows in their entirety that you can download complete free from being prosecuted, cuz’ it’s totally legit and on the up and up!

If you love good music and either want to add to your collection or discover these artists beyond the studio albums please click here and enjoy!

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