Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:31

Vex Ruffin - Front

On paper Vex Ruffin’s music is simple: an untrained punk musician who uses a few basic instruments in uncomplicated ways, he calls the style ‘minimalist.’ Although it may not seem like it upon first listen, Vex’s music is rooted in sampling and hip hop beat-making culture. The SP 303 sampler provides the drums and other sounds, a purchase inspired by Madlib.
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 10:50

The Liminanas - Migas 2000

With a rumbling combination of fuzzy organ, twanging guitar, half-spoken/half-sung vocals, and vintage analog production, French duo the Limiñanas capture the cool sound of classic French pop of the '60s, then send it shooting off in new directions informed by Italian soundtrack music, psychedelia, Suicide, and country blues. Their 2010 self-titled debut album laid down their template, and each subsequent release tweaked it in interesting ways. The subtle acoustic approach of 2013's Costa Blanca and the slickly neo-psychedelic Malamore from 2016 are two examples of how they expanded their sound while staying true to their origins.
Crystal Anis While the core of the group is drummer and sometime vocalist Marie Limiñana and bassist, organist, and jack-of-all-trades Lionel Limiñana, the duo welcome a host of guest vocalists and other contributors to their records, combining fuzzy organ, twanging guitar, half-spoken/half-sung vocals, and vintage analog production. After debuting with the "I'm Dead" single in 2010, the duo released a self-titled record on Trouble in Mind. The band continued to crank out singles, and a second album, Crystal Anis, followed in the summer of 2012. After taking some time to revamp the Limiñanas' sound to introduce more elements of French and Italian soundtrack music, the duo returned with its third album for Trouble in Mind, 2013's Costa Blanca.
I've Got Trouble in Mind: 7" and Rare Stuff 2009/2014 After issuing a collection of singles and rarities in 2014 (I've Got Trouble in Mind: 7" and Rare Stuff 2009/2014), the duo teamed with French guitarist Pascal Comelade to make the Traité de Guitarres Triolectiques LP in 2015 for Because Music. The next year, they released their fourth album, Malamore. It featured Comelade on one song and former New Order bassist Peter Hook on another. After the release of a late-2017 EP, Istanbul Is Sleepy, which featured the band working with Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe, they returned with Shadow People. The quintessentially Limiñanas-sounding record had guest appearances by Hook, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, Newcombe (who produced the record), and French vocalist Bertrand Belin. Because Music issued the album in early 2018. That same year a second volume of singles and rare tracks, I've Got Trouble in Mind, Vol. 2: 7" and Rare Stuff 2015/2018, hit record store shelves.
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Monday, 04 February 2019 11:04

The Beat - Rock 'n' Roll Girl

The Beat (soon renamed to Paul Collins' Beat) is an American rock and power pop band from Los Angeles, California, that formed in 1979. Paul Collins' Beat resurfaced in the 1990s and continues to tour and record new material. Front man Paul Collins has released several projects with his alternative country group The Paul Collins Band, who play Americana music inspired by country rock and folk rock.
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Sunday, 03 February 2019 11:10

Screaming Jay Hawkins - Little Demon

Ο Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Jalacy "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, 18 Ιουλίου 1929 - 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2000) ήταν Αμερικανός τραγουδιστής της Rhythm and blues, μουσικός παραγωγός, πυγμάχος και ηθοποιός. Γνωστός για την δυναμική της φωνής του και την θεατρικότητα των παραστάσεων του, γνώρισε επιτυχία με το κομμάτι "I Put a Spell on You" το 1956, το οποίο έχει καταταχθεί στο # 320 στην λίστα με τα "500 καλύτερα τραγούδια όλων των εποχών" του περιοδικού Rolling Stone και έχει διασκευαστεί από εκατοντάδες καλλιτέχνες.Ο Χόκινς γεννήθηκε το 1929 στο Κλίβελαντ. Σαν βρέφος βρέθηκε σε ορφανοτροφείο και υιοθετήθηκε σε ηλικία 18 μηνών.Μελέτησε κλασικό πιάνο και έμαθε να διαβάζει στην ηλικία των έξι ετών, ενώ έμαθε να παίζει κιθάρα μετά την εφηβεία του, με το όνειρο του να είναι να τραγουδήσει όπερα. Όταν δεν τα κατάφερε, ξεκίνησε την καριέρα του ως πιανίστας της μπλουζ μουσικής.Κατά τα εφηβικά του χρόνια ξεκίνησε την καριέρα του ως πυγμάχος, κερδίζοντας τα χρυσά γάντια του 1943.Tο 1949, κατέκτησε τον τίτλο του πρωταθλητή πυγμάχου μεσαίων βαρών στην πολιτεία της Αλάσκα και σταμάτησε την αθλητική του καριέρα για να ενταχθεί στο συγκρότημα του Tiny Grimes. Στην συνέχεια, συνεργάστηκε με τον Fats Domino, πριν αποφασίσει να συνεχίσει ως σόλο καλλιτέχνης.Η μεγάλη επιτυχία ήλθε με το σινγκλ "I Put a Spell on You", του οποίου η αρχική έκδοση μέσω της Okeh Records δεν είχε γνωρίσει επιτυχία.Όταν το κομμάτι επανηχογραφήθηκε από την "Columbia", ο Χόκινς ήταν μεθυσμένος με αποτέλεσμα μία μπλουζ, χιουμοριστική εκτέλεση, με αστεία ουρλιαχτά και άλλα εφέ.Η συγκεκριμένη εκτέλεση του έδωσε την πρώτη του επιτυχία το 1956 και τον ώθησε να ενισχύσει την εικόνα των ζωντανών του εμφανίσεων με μακάβρια σκηνικά, αφού ανέβαινε στην σκηνή μέσα σε φέρετρο, κρατώντας ένα σκήπτρο με ένα κρανίο.Υπήρξαν περιπτώσεις όπου είχε περασμένο ένα κόκκαλο στην μύτη του και κουβαλούσε δόρυ και ασπίδα.Ακολούθησαν τα σινγκλ "Hong Kong" και "Alligator Wine", χωρίς ιδιαίτερη επιτυχία.Κατά την δεκαετία του '60, σταμάτησε την ενασχόληση του με την μουσική και μετακόμισε στην Χαβάη. Επέστρεψε στις περιοδείες στα τέλη εκείνης της δεκαετίας, συνεχίζοντας μέχρι τον θάνατο του το 2000. Η τελευταία του στούντιο ηχογράφηση κυκλοφόρησε το 1998 με τίτλο "At Last".Την ίδια χρονιά, κέρδισε το βραβείο πρωτοπορίας από το Rhythm and Blues Foundation.[11] .Παράλληλα με την μουσική του καριέρα, συμμετείχε στις ταινίες "Mystery Train" και "Perdita Durango" του σκηνοθέτη Τζιμ Τζάρμους και στα τέλη της δεκαετίας του '90 μετακόμισε στην Γαλλία.Ο Χόκινς πέθανε μετά από μία επέμβαση για ανεύρυσμα στις 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2000 στο Νεϊγί-συρ-Σεν, κοντά στο Παρίσι.[14] Είχε παντρευτεί έξι φορές και υπολογιζόταν ότι ήταν πατέρας 57 παιδιών.
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Saturday, 02 February 2019 22:07

Little Richard - Ready Teddy(Live 1966)

Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932),known as Little Richard, is an American recording artist, singer and musician.Penniman is known for his dynamic blend of jump blues, gospel, New Orleans rhythm and blues and boogie-woogie as well as charismatic showmanship that led to him being one of the founding fathers of the rock and roll genre of the mid-1950s. "Ready Teddy" is a song written by John Marascalco and Robert Blackwell, and first made popular by Little Richard in 1956.Little Richard sang and played piano on the recording, backed by a band consisting of Lee Allen (tenor saxophone), Alvin "Red" Tyler (baritone sax), Edgar Blanchard (guitar), Frank Fields (bass), and Earl Palmer (drums).It has since been covered by Buddy Holly, The Tornados, Elvis Presley, Tony Sheridan and others,making it something of a rock and roll standard. The composition, an uptempo rock and roll song, received its largest ever recognition on the evening of September 9, 1956, as Elvis Presley sang it in front of some 60 million television viewers during his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show at CBS, a broadcast which received a Trendex percentage share of 82.6, the largest ever obtained in the history of U.S. television. It was later used in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) as a version by Italian rocker Adriano Celentano.
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Friday, 01 February 2019 15:23

Arthur Crudup - My Baby Left Me

Arthur William "Big Boy" Crudup (August 24, 1905 – March 28, 1974)was an American Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known, outside blues circles, for his songs "That's All Right" (1946),"My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine", later recorded by Elvis Presley and other artists.
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Thursday, 31 January 2019 13:37

Wilson Pickett - Stagger Lee

Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts, many of which crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100. Among his best-known hits are "In the Midnight Hour" (which he co-wrote), "Land of 1,000 Dances", "Mustang Sally", and "Funky Broadway". Pickett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, in recognition of his impact on songwriting and recording.
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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 10:03

Little Junior's Blue Flames - Love My Baby

Herman "Junior" Parker (March 27, 1932 – November 18, 1971)was an American Memphis blues singer and musician.He is best remembered for his voice which has been described as "honeyed" and "velvet-smooth".One music journalist noted, "For years Junior Parker deserted downhome harmonica blues for uptown blues-soul music".In 2001, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 10:01

Bo Diddley Mona

Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll. He influenced many artists, including Elvis Presley,the Beatles, the Rolling Stones,and the Clash.His use of African rhythms and a signature beat, a simple five-accent hambone rhythm, is a cornerstone of hip hop, rock, and pop music.In recognition of his achievements, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He is also recognized for his technical innovations, including his distinctive rectangular guitar, with its unique booming, resonant, shimmering tones. "Mona (I Need You Baby)" is a song written by Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley) and was the B-side to his 1957 single "Hey! Bo Diddley".According to Diddley's obituary in The New York Times, "Mona" was a song of praise he wrote for a 45-year-old exotic dancer who worked at the Flame Show Bar in Detroit. The song also became the template for Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away".
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Monday, 28 January 2019 10:31

Little Walter - My Babe

Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), known as Little Walter, was an American blues musician, singer, and songwriter, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica and impact on succeeding generations earned comparisons for him to such seminal artists as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix.His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners' expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica.He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 in the category Sideman,the only artist to be inducted specifically as a harmonica player.
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