Items filtered by date: December 2021
31 Dec
Published in Song of 2day
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 Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones,the Animals, George Thorogood, and the Clash.
30 Dec
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Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), better known as Little Richard, was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was an influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades. Described as "the architect of rock and roll", Richard's most celebrated work dates from the mid-1950s, when his charismatic showmanship and dynamic music, characterized by frenetic piano playing, pounding back beat and raspy shouted vocals, laid the foundation for rock and roll. Richard's innovative emotive vocalizations and uptempo rhythmic music also played a key role in the formation of other popular music genres, including soul and funk. He influenced numerous singers and musicians across musical genres from rock to hip hop; his music helped shape rhythm and blues for generations.
29 Dec
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Norma Deloris Egstrom (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002), known professionally as Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, over a career spanning seven decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, Lee created a sophisticated persona, writing music for films, acting, and recording conceptual record albums combining poetry and music. Lee recorded over 1,100 masters and composed over 270 songs.
28 Dec
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Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), known professionally as Brenda Lee, is an American singer. Performing rockabilly, pop and country music, she had 47 US chart hits during the 1960s and is ranked fourth in that decade, surpassed only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Ray Charles.She is known for her 1960 hit "I'm Sorry" and 1958's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", which has become a Christmas standard.
27 Dec
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The Platters are an American vocal group formed in 1952. They are one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound bridges the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the new burgeoning genre. The act has gone through multiple line-ups over the years, earning it the branding tag "Many Voices One Name," with the most successful incarnation comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, founder and naming member Herb Reed, and Zola Taylor. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1967, including four number-one hits. The Platters continue to fulfill Reed's enduring legacy and perform around the world today.
18 Dec
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Also known as 010, Human Puppets were created in 2004 by two friends Stathis Leontiadis and Nick Kapantzakis, both involved in the underground Greek scene. Admirers of the Dada movement,with a D.I.Y. philosophy in everything, they combined analogue sounds with tapes, toys, noises and strange visuals. However, by that time, no Greek label was interested in such experiment,only friends and Jorg from Kernkrach that believed in them and releseased their material. Since then, the Human Puppets have released the EP Human Puppets in 2005, the LP The Future From The Past in 2006 and they self released (as 5th Floor Entertainment) single T.V. Eye in 2010 and the LP T.V. Eye in 2011. Their songs appeared in many compilations and their sound became popular,giving inspiration to other bands/artist. Their live concerts,were a "must see" as they insisted on using only analogue synths and machines, despite the difficulties, the trends and against all odds. They parted their ways in 2012, mostly due to distance.
17 Dec
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KaS Product were a French electronic duo. Their music has been considered part of the French cold wave and electropunk movements. Formed in 1980, the duo consists of Spatsz (Daniel Favre) on electronics and rhythm machines with Mona Soyoc on guitar, vocals and piano. Spatsz worked at a psychiatric hospital previously while Soyoc worked with a jazz band before meeting Spatsz. Their music is done in a similar minimal electronics and vocal style akin to Kaleidoscope-era Siouxsie and the Banshees,Suicide and Soft Cell. The press compared Soyoc's voice to that of Siouxsie Sioux. Their first and second albums were re-released with bonus tracks. Try Out was re-released with five bonus tracks: "Mind", "Seven", "Doctor Insane", "In Need", and "Malena". By Pass was re-released with four bonus tracks: "Scape", "Sweet & Sour", "Crash" and "Party". All of the tracks on both CDs have been remastered. Gorgeously provocative duo of Mona Soyoc and Spatz who released a couple of singles on their own punk label, then signed to RCA which seemed a remarkably odd union, which produced two blindingly brilliant albums, 'Try Out' and 'Bypass' that found the haunting, mad vocals hemmed in by and stretched out over the alternately boiling/icy keyboards, the shattering chatter of arching/dive bombing guitar and stabbing electronic rhythms. - Mick Mercer On 1 February 2019, it was announced that Spatsz had died. He was 61 years old.
16 Dec
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Regressverbot emerge from the current greek underground scene. Though they exist since 2012 they already reached a cult status among lovers of the synthesized sound and their debut LP has been long awaited. Formed in Thessaloniki in 2012 by Pantelis Theodoridis(analog synths, drum machines), Agni Zaxari(vocals) and Christos Mavridis(vocals) they released their music in the internet and soon gained a big fan base with brilliant tracks as ”Homage to Miltos Sachtouris”, where the voice looping of the famous greek poet ”nails our heart”. Their sound is a a new wave, minimal-synth, post-punk collage, in which you hear the influence of the early experimental DIY music of the 80s. A brilliant, lyrical album, a path of self-discovery, music to dance to under the spell of the haunting voice of Agni, the intensity of Christos and the powerful and still romantic soundscapes of Pantelis. From 2013-2015 they performed live in self-organised theaters, social centers and festivals. In this album you will find a collection of songs from the first period of the band, songs we all loved and danced to, but also unreleased tracks.
15 Dec
Published in Song of 2day
Vocalist who released Breakdown in 1981 (with production by Snowy Red).
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