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Second Breath. Save the Blues.

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Second Breath. Save the Blues.
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An exclusive edition and it is, probably, said too quietly. It looks like that even externally really, an interesting package. But that is not the thing, still. First strange enough, but this disc, is, evidently, virtually the only Ukrainian album consisting exclusively of blueses (in quite a wide understanding of this word). At least, among official releases. The majority of compositions, naturally, originate from the United States but, what is nice, there are also four blues pieces by Ukrainian authors. Moreover, the emphasis was all the same not on archaic blues and, I should confess, it was nice to hear here, among the rest, a message from Jim Morrison. Thus, that is one side. Well, and the second let us look closely who recorded this album, for this is another display of the declared exclusiveness. Second Breath is a Kyiv group that has been playing blues for 40 (!) years already. It is quite possible that this is the oldest active blues band not only in Kyiv, but also all through Ukraine. Or, maybe, through considerably wider territories who knows... And Second Breath not just plays quietly to itself the group is one of the best in the territory of the CIS. However, this is already quite a relative assessment, whatever you might say. At least, in view of the blues tree. Another thing is important here: your music either touches something live, or not. And that's all. Technical mastery, experience, better, worse these are simply words of those who listen. Second Breath plays.

Publisher: Lemma
Catalogue number: 07042 2
Year: 2007

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Second Breath

Domestic price: 130.14UAH
International price: $19.28USD
1. Mp3For Katya
music: O. Kuznetsov
lyrics: O. Kuznetsov
2.  Ain't Got You
music: Billy Boy Arnold
lyrics: Billy Boy Arnold
3. Mp3Roadhouse Blues
music: Jim Morrison
lyrics: Jim Morrison
4.  Save the Blues
music: V. Herasymovych
lyrics: V. Herasymovych
5.  Sweet Little Sixteen
music: Chuk Berry
lyrics: Chuk Berry
6. Mp3Why People Like That
music: Bob Margolin
lyrics: Bob Margolin
7.  Mannish Boy
music: London, McDaniel, Morganfield
lyrics: London, McDaniel, Morganfield
8.  It Hearts Me Too
music: Hudson Whuttaker
lyrics: Hudson Whuttaker
9.  Dixi
music: O. Kuznetsov
lyrics: O. Kuznetsov
10. Mp3I Like To Walk
music: V. Herasymovych
lyrics: V. Herasymovych
11.  Let Me Love You Baby
music: Buddy Guy
lyrics: Buddy Guy
12. Mp3House Is Rocking
music: Stevie Ray Vaughan
lyrics: Stevie Ray Vaughan
13.  Got My Mojo Working
music: Foster, Morganfield
lyrics: Foster, Morganfield
 Total playing time: 56:28

Fragments of the compositions marked with Mp3 mark are available for listening. How to listen?

Domestic price: 130.14UAH
International price: $19.28USD
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Yuriy Kovtun. BraviBelli.

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Domestic price: 134.66UAH, International price: $19.95USD

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Domestic price: 71.62UAH, International price: $10.61USD

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Domestic price: 116.64UAH, International price: $17.28USD

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Domestic price: 197.64UAH, International price: $29.28USD

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