This film chronicles the 1978 concert at Knebworth which featured British Band Genesis as headliners. The eclectic assortment of special guests and supporting artists who made up the rest of the bill provided excellent support and diversity. The legendary San Francisco rock band Jefferson Starship, the newer wave of American rock embodied by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Devo with their quirky look and music, Knebworth veteran Roy Harper, jazz rock from Brand X and southern rock from the Atlanta Rhythm Section.As well as content from the festival there is also footage of Genesis at the sound check as they run through their then current single, Many Too Many. Featured from the Genesis set that evening is a full performance of The Lady Lies from their album of the time, Then There Were Three.There is a revealing look at the set up of the stage and sound system during the week leading up to the concert and of course the British weather shows what it can do to make promoters suffer when they put on an open air festival in the UK.·Features performances from GENESIS, JEFFERSON STARSHIP, DEVO, TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS, ROY HARPER & more
Despite boasting enthusiastic sleevenotes from Pete Townshend of the Who (‘all the musicians are in perfect harmony, all the songs are full of life, all the sounds spontaneously and simultaneously imploding and exploding’), this superb fusion of jazz, folk and psychedelic rock failed to connect when it first appeared in 1969. Featuring some astonishing musical interplay and searing guitar playing, as well as a handful of haunting acoustic tracks, it’s a lost classic that makes its CD debut
Whereas, it was then common practice for white artists to cover black R&B hits for mainstream chart consumption at the sstart of the 50's, Dinah Washington regularly reversed the situation. Long before Ray Charles got on the case, Dinah was covering C&W hits by the likes of Hank Williams (Cold Cold Heart). Elsewhere, it could be Top 10 mindworms by KayStarr (Wheel Of Fortune) and Guy Mitchell (My Heart Cries For You). Twenty six tracks, remastered.
25 years of challenges and gambles won have made of the New Morning a cult institution, much like the Blue Note and the Village Vanguard in New York. The club celebrated their birthday in December 2006. This double DVD set marks the occasion with this special package featuring a ton of gifted performers including the Archie Shepp Band, Art Farmer, Larry Carlton, Steve Lukather Band, Robben Ford, Billy Cobham, Mike Stern, John Hammond, Larry Coryell, and many more. Thanks to entertaining commentaries and background artist information by legends Alvin Queen and Manu DiBango, the 2-DVD-Digipack offers an exciting view at the history of this legendary club.
Caterina is joined by her brother Silvio for her second solo album, first released in 1957. Able to sing in many different languages, the international pop star sticks to Spanish for these twelve tracks. Her real skill is the ability to make you believe that you are hearing these standards for the first time.
Jimi Hendrix - Songs That Inspired The Man. CD. (Label: Chrome Dreams, Cat.No: CDCD5016)
Twenty five track compilation that charts the many acts that influenced the musical gestation of one of the best rock musicians ever. A wonderful collection that draws on the back catalogues of the greats: Miles Davis, Elvis, Gene Vincent, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Little Richard, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King. This CD shows the wide range of artists and genres Jimi was inspired by. Packaged in a deluxe card slipcase, sixteen page booklet contains rare and classic photos.
Originally released in 1960 on the Jazzland record label and re-issued in 1998 through Universal Jazz - Harriott's recorded output was scarce and virtually none of it remains in print. Free Form is now restored to all its former glory and fully remastered, slipcased and with new 2007 sleevenote.Harriott was, like his contemporary Eric Dolphy, a consummate stylist whose tonal and harmonic inquiries led him off the left-hand path of mainstream jazzers. Harriott was interested in how mode and interval, when stretched to their limits by extended harmonics, could create "impressions" of lyricism and melody, without actually engaging them.Freeform has the kind of timeless quality that makes it stand up as a worthwhile addition to any serious jazz collection. It received the highest rating of five stars in the influential Downbeat jazz magazine and the quintet became a popular attraction around the jazz festivals of Europe.
Horace Silver - You Gotta Take A Little Love. CD. (Label: Blue Note, Cat.No: 374 2222)
This Soul Jazz forgotten album features six instrumentals written by the pianist band leader as well as a glorious cover of Bennie Maupin's "Lovely's Daughter." Released in 1969, this ithe Rudy Van Gelder remastered version. One of the final Horace Siver Quartet albums on Blue Note, this is high quality Bop.
Twenty two track compilation bringing together the best blues and jazz performances from Dinah's career. A beloved character in modern American music, these sassy recordings are all from the '50's. includes: "Go Pretty Daddy", "Darn That Dream", "Am I Blue" and "Our Love Is Here To Stay."
Out of the sixteen track on this fine CD, ten come from a brilliant live performance recorded in the mid '50's. Billie sings through seven of her standards before moving onto a three song jam that finds her in perfect voice, the audience audibly appreciate her efforts. The remaining album tracks come from a rare four track session for the Aladdin label in 1951 and a studio recording from '41. Featuring: "What A Little Moonlight Can Do (live)", "Detour Ahead", "Blue Moon (live)" and "Them There Eyes (live)."
Music Company - Rubber Soul Jazz. CD. (Label: BGP, Cat.No: CDBGPM 182)
Another one of those really interesting Beatles cash in albums, a complete jazz rendition of the American version of Rubber Soul (minus Nowhere Man and Drive My Car) by some of the finest West Coast session musicians. The album was masterminded by label owner Randy Wood who had released some of the Beatles first records in the US when he was running the Vee-Jay label. Produced by Marshall Lieb (The Teddy Bears) and engineered by David Hassinger who engineered most of the Stones’ big hits of the mid-60s. Sessioners appearing on the record include Elvis' guitar player James Burton and drummer extraodinaire Hal Blaine.
Miles Davis - Ballads And Blues. CD. (Label: Blue Note, Cat.No: CDP8366332)
Compilation of Miles' cooler, more laid back style, culled from various '50's sessions. Includes elements of various Blue Note releases and "The Birth Of Cool", as well as a track from his sessions with Cannonball Adderley. This collection perfectly expresses his new direction awa yfrom bop and his ever developing playing style. Includes: "One For Daddy O", "It Never Entered My Mind", "How Deep Is The Ocean" and "I Waited For You."
Twenty of the rarest soul, funk, jazz and breaks tracks, picked by New York DJ Monk One. Featuring a number of tracks familiar in a different form as they have ben heavily sampled by KRS One, NWA, Cyprus Hill, LL Cool J, 2 Live Crew and many others. Includes: "Hercules" by Aaron Nevile, "Inner City Blues " by Sarah vaughan, "Bustin' Loose" by Chuck Brown and "Keep On Dancing" by Alvin Cash. Tenth volume in the popular Pulp Fusion compilation series.
Eighteen track compilation of one the original international girl pop stars. Concentrating on her early years, it includes her million sellnig singles "I Love Paris" and "The Breeze And I" as well as a collection of her European hits sung in German, French, Italian and Spanish. Comparable with Brigitte Bardot and Yma Sumac for her charm and individual vocal style. Often thought of as a German performer due to her vast success there, she was actually born in France to Italian parents. Popular from her early single releases in '53, she continued to record until the '80's. this is a selection of her most popular hits from her golden period.