Anthem (from Chess), Benny Andersson_Bjoern Ulvaeus_Tim Rice, Concert Band/Harmonie, Partitur + Stimmen, Sprache: English(UK)
This stunning book charts the rich history of the blues, through the dazzling array of posters, album covers, and advertisements that have shaped its identity over the past hundred years. The blues have been one of the most ubiquitous but diverse elements of American popular music at large, and the visual art associated with this unique sound has been just as varied and dynamic. There is no better guide to this fascinating graphical world than Bill Dahl - a longtime music journalist and historian who has written liner notes for countless reissues of classic blues, soul, R&B, and rock albums. With his deep knowledge and incisive commentary - complementing more than three hundred and fifty lavishly reproduced images - the history of the blues comes musically and visually to life. What will astonish readers who thumb through these pages is the amazing range of ways that the blues have been represented - whether via album covers, posters, flyers, 78 rpm labels, advertising, or other promotional materials. We see the blues as it was first visually captured in the highly colorful sheet music covers of the early twentieth century. We see striking and hard-to-find label designs from labels big (Columbia) and small (Rhumboogie). We see William Alexander´s humorous artwork on postwar Miltone Records; the cherished ephemera of concert and movie posters; and Chess Records´ iconic early albums designed by Don Bronstein, which would set a new standard for modern album cover design. What these images collectively portray is the evolution of a distinctively American art form. And they do so in the richest way imaginable. The result is a sumptuous book, a visual treasury as alive in spirit as the music it so vibrantly captures.
(Star-Club) 16 tracks - Original 1957 to 1977 ´Jan´, ´Alta´, ´Capri´ and ´Lake County´ recordings, incl. a lot of unreleased stuff Gene Summers was born in Dallas, Texas in 1939. He falls into the ranks of artists who despite an obvious natural talent have failed to achieve national stardom. The Dixie Rebels subsequently abridged to just the Rebels were culled together from 3 members of Arlington State College: Gene Summers on vocals and guitar, James McClung on lead guitar and Gary Moon on drums. Completing the ensemble was Benny Williams on bass who came from Thomas Jefferson High. Gene´s first professional engagement was on Dallas TV channel 4´s Country Picnic Show. This exposure brought Gene and the Rebels to the attention of Jed Tarver, who in turn helped Gene obtain a recording contract with the newly formed Dallas label Jan Records. Throughout the country Gene´s appearances with various stars on TV and stage shows reads like a Who´s Who of the Entertainment world and he has shared billing with such stars as Bobby Darin, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Big Joe Turner, Chuck Berry Ray Sharpe, Gene Vincent, Duane Eddy, Eddie Fontaine, Jerry Lee, Carl Perkins, Ron-nie Hawkins, Johnny Carroll, Sid King and Joe Poovey to name but a few. Chuck Berry described Gene as ... ´a great crooner´, and Gene Vincent publicly stated that ... ´Gene Summers will be a big star´. Johnny Carroll wrote ... ´Gene Sum-mers was and is one of a kind as well as being a big part of the rockabilly scene that started in the 50´s and he still endures today. Gene always puts his unique style into every song as he has at the concerts, hops and especially when he is recording this kind of music. ´It is therefore even more surprising that in spite of all these glowing testimonials Gene has never made it in a big way. That essential element of luck has always eluded him. After leaving the Jan-Jane label. Gene recorded for Chess (1960) as the Bill Smith Combo, Alta (1962), La-fayette (1962) and Donnybrook (1963). In 1962 Gene re-corded 2 tracks for Mel-O-Records of Chicago which re-main unissued. It was on Donnybrook that ´Blue Diamond´ first appeared before being picked up by Huey Meaux´ Capri label which issued it in 1963, with Jamie putting it out a year later. With this record Gene had his second regional hit - the first being Straight skirt/ School of Rock´n´roll on the Jan label, his first record - but it was his second Capri rele-ase, the racous ´Alabama Shake´ that really confirmed his stature as the fine singer that he is. The song is a piece of vintage rockabilly. Following on from Capri, Gene next appeared on Shane (1964), Donnybrook (1966), Capri again (1966) and Charay (1966) where he recorded The Clown/Green Eyed Monster for Major Bill Smith. After its initial release on Charay 47 it was aquired for national release by Mercury. Further titles were issued on Soft (another Major Bill Smith label) and teardrop in 1966. In 1968 Gene formed Domino Records as an outlet for his own material which he recorded for Silicon Music Productions - a company he had formed back in 1962. The first record to be released on this label was ´Who stole the marker (from the grave of Bonnie Parker) / The table on my right (Domino 101), recorded in a country-pop vein. After this there were records on Domino in 1970. 1971 and 1975, Charay in 1971, Maridene 1971, Front Row 1976 where he recorded under the pseudonym of Ricky Ring-side, Teardrop (1977) and currently in 1979. LeCam Records. In 1971 Gene had a record issued in Australia on W&G label which coupled Hot Pants/The Young Voice Of Child-ren. In 1977 Straight Skirts/School Of RnRoll was issued in England on Record Mart. The Swiss Lake County label run by Michel Cattin has issued two albums from Gene -which combine titles specially recorded for the label and older material. Gene´s immediate plans are the same as they have al-ways been: namely performing and recording, and to meet the fans who have stood behind him through the years. His investments in real estate over the years have secured his future for him and his family. In August 1979, Gene and his son Steve signed a contract with Century Casting for TV commercials and films. The Summers family, wife Dea and sons Dusty Steve and Shaun, reside in Garland, Texas. Gene and Dea have been married for 18 years, and now Gene´s ambition is to get that elusive hit record: it´s an achievement he is determined to make, ´I will never give up and some day it will be
(1996 ´Delmark´) (70:15/13) Eine Benefiz-Veranstaltung für die privat-finanzierte Blues-Radiosendung Steve Cushings. Grundsolider, wenngleich wenig spektakuläre Aufnahmen aus dem ´B.L.U.E.S.´ in Chicago - eine typische Bluesnacht in Chicago For 17 years DJ Steve Cushing has aired Blues Before Sunrise, the ´Blues Heritage Showcase´, over Chicago´s public radio station 91.5FM WBEZ, and for the last six years the rest of the country has also had a chance to hear his show via satellite syndication. Broadcast from midnight to 5 a.m., Blues Before Sunrise has long served an audience that includes loyal home listeners, musicians lounging on break, lovers in their living rooms, cab drivers and other service workers pulling the graveyard, and even teen airwave surfers discovering an entire musical world peopled by cats who were hip before them. Blues Before Sunrise showcases blues as part of a cultural landscape that includes jump and jive, rhythm and blues, swing, doo wop, gospel, comedy, and recitation, and never is the music presented as kitsch or retro fashion in the way that some music has been exploited and trivialized. For Cushing the blues is a living African-American tradition with deep roots. As a musician himself bearing substantial credentials with Magic Slim and The Teardrops, the Lee Jackson band and Smokey Smothers and The Ice Cream Men, Steve Cushing numbers among his friends and closest associates the artists on this recording-fellow musicians to whom this is a vital, thriving music as well as a means of making a living. Now gone independent and seeking permanent sponsors, Blues Before Sunrise held a benefit concert at Chicago´s B.L.U.E.S. on October 20, 1996 to purchase satellite time to keep the show on the air. The packed-to-the-doors fund-raiser featured artists Billy Boy Arnold, John Brim, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Taildragger, Big Wheeler, Jimmy Burns, Lurrie Bell, Willie Buck, Lester Davenport, Dave Myers, Sammy Fender and others&emdash;each an extraordinary practitioner of Chicago blues and together a full-credit, higher education history lesson in the blues. The portion of the show preserved on this CD is hair-bristling proof of among other things the constancy of the post-war sound and of the vitality of the ever-fruitful Chicago scene. Vocalist and harp player Big Wheeler leads off backed by Rockin´ Johnny Burgin, Dave Waldman and Cushing, as he was on his 1993 Delmark release Bone Orchard (Delmark 661), performing three original compositions solidly in the musical style of his other two selections, Muddy´s ´I´m Ready´ and Little Walter´s ´Got To Go.´ Gary, Indiana native John Brim reprises four of his now-classic Chess sides supported by some of the original Ice Cream Men (named by Illinois Slim when they played behind Otis ´Big Smokey´ Smothers who was one, and only coincidently also the name of one of Brim´s numbers) Cushing, Dave Waldman, Slim (Tom Morris), and Sho Komiya on bass, and on the last cut, Martin Lange on harp. Billy Boy Arnold still sounds like the young man he was when he waxed classic 45s ´Ain´t Got You´ and ´I Wish You Would´ in the mid-1950s. ´Streetwise Advisor´, a sly paean to the Bronzeville patter of his youth, is followed by a rock-the-house-down musical pastiche that begins as ´Stormy Monday´ and leads into a medley of verses from his mentor Sonny Boy (John Lee) Williamson. Johnny Burgin and The Lazy Boys provide crack period back-up with a contemporary freshness behind both Arnold and Jimmy Burns (they were also the studio band in Burn´s recent release Leaving Here Walking (Delmark 694) and they appear with him weekly at Smoke Daddy´s). Burns makes Jimmy Rogers´ ´You´re The One´ sound brand new, then closes out in thrilling fashion with the soulful, minor-key title track to his CD, a fitting end that effortlessly stretches the blues boundaries. These musicians (all of them heard regularly on Blues Before Sunrise) aren´t ´revival´ acts. They´re out there every day playing music that would never occur to them as being ´old´ or ´retro´ but instead is part of an ongoing cultural tradition. Put this platter on and spin your own private Chicago blues festival featuring some of the best current practitioners of the genre, courtesy of Blues Before Sunrise and Delmark Records. Then go out and see them live. And afterwards, tune in to the show. And may the sun never set on Blues Before Sunrise, or the Chicago Blues. --Justin O´Brien
DescriptionThe Legendary Series: Saxophone is a luxurious, limited edition book, featuring 100 expertly arranged pieces for Saxophone, and beautifully bringing together legendary classical themes, jazz standards, show-tunes and timeless pop songs. The music reflects everything from the Saxophone’s mid-19th century arrival in marching bands to its later association with performers like Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and John Harle. Alongside the beautifully presented repertoire is a selection of illustrations and commentaries on the lives of many celebrated saxophonists and composers.Together they make this highly collectible volume a lavish and permanent addition to the bookshelf of any Saxophone lover. It should be noted that the chord symbols above the stave are written for an accompanying concert pitch instrument, i.e. Piano or Guitar. This is to allow the accompanist to read from the same score as the soloist. Songlist(I´ve Had) The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing) [Previte, Frankie] [Denicola, John] A Night In Tunisia [Paparelli, Frank] [Gillespie, Dizzy]Air On The G String [Bach, Johann Sebastian]All The Things You Are [Kern, Jerome]Angels [Williams, Robbie]April In Paris [Duke, Vernon] [Harburg, E.Y.]As If We Never Said Goodbye (Sunset Boulevard) [Lloyd Webber, Andrew] [Black, Don] Ave Maria [Schubert, Franz]Beautiful [Aguilera, Christina]Big Spender (Sweet Charity) [Coleman, Cy]Cabaret (Cabaret) [Kander, John]Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King) [John, Elton]Can´t Help Lovin´ Dat Man (Show Boat) [Kern, Jerome]Cantaloupe Island [Hancock, Herbie]Come Fly With Me [Van Heusen, Jimmy]Defying Gravity (Wicked) [Schwartz, Stephen]Don´t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita) [Lloyd Webber, Andrew] [Rice, Tim]Don´t Get Around Much Anymore [Ellington, Duke]Don´t Look Back In Anger [Oasis]Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, I: Allegro [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus]Every Breath You Take [The Police]Feeling Good [Bricusse, Leslie] [Newley, Anthony]Fever [Davenport, John] [Cooley, Eddie]Fields Of Gold [Sting]Flower Duet from Lakme [Delibes, Leo]Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) [Howard, Bart]Fur Elise [Beethoven, Ludwig Van]Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) [ABBA]Good Morning Baltimore (Hairspray) [Shaiman, Marc] [Wittman, Scott]Good Vibrations [Beach Boys]Guys And Dolls (Guys And Dolls) [Loesser, Frank]Gymnopedie No.1 [Satie, Eric]Habanera from Carmen [Bizet, Georges]Hallelujah [Cohen, Leonard]Hey Jude [The Beatles]Hopelessly Devoted To You (Grease) [Farrar, John]Horn Concerto No.4, III: Rondo [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus]Hornpipe from Water Music [Handel, George Frideric]I Believe I Can Fly [R. Kelly]I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables) [Schonberg, Claude-michel]I Got Rhythm [Gershwin, George]I Know Him So Well (Chess) [Andersson, Benny] [Ulvaeus, Bjorn]I Will Always Love You [Houston, Whitney]If I Were A Bell (Guys And Dolls) [Loesser, Frank]If I Were A Rich Man (Fiddler On The Roof) [Bock, Jerry]Jerusalem [Parry, Hubert]Jupiter from The Planets [Holst, Gustav]La Donna E Mobile from Rigoletto [Verdi, Giuseppe]Land Of Hope And Glory [Elgar, Edward]Life On Mars? [Bowie, David]Livin´ On A Prayer [Bon Jovi]Losing My Mind (Follies) [Sondheim, Stephen]Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) [Davis, Jimmy] [Ramierz, Roger] [Sherman, Jimmy]Luck Be A Lady (Guys And Dolls) [Loesser, Frank]Lullaby Of Birdland [Shearing, George]Make You Feel My Love [Adele]Man In The Mirror [Jackson, Michael]Meditation From Thais [Massenet, Jules]Memory (Cats) [Lloyd Webber, Andrew] [Nunn, Trevor]Morning Mood from Peer Gynt [Grieg, Edvard]Mrs. Robinson [Simon & Garfunkel]My Favourite Things (The Sound Of Music) [Rodgers, Richard]Perdido [Tizol, Juan]Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps [Farres, Osvaldo]Polovtsian Dance from Prince Igor [Borodin, Alexander]Pretty Woman (Sweeney Todd) [Sondheim, Stephen]Promenade from Pictures At An Exhibition [Mussorgsky, Modest]Radetsky March [Strauss, Johann]Rolling In The Deep [Adele]Rondo from Abdelazer [Purcell, Henry]Run [Snow Patrol]Satin Doll [Ellington, Duke] [Strayhorn, Billy]Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Roberta) [Kern, Jerome]So What [Davis, Miles]Someone Like You [Adele]Someone To Watch Over Me [Gershwin, George]Stella By Starlight [Young, Victor]Summertime [Gershwin, George]Symphony No.5, IV: Adagietto [Mahler, Gustav]Symphony No.9 From The New World, II: Largo [Dvorak, Antonio]Take Five [Desmond, Paul]Take The ´A´ Train [Strayhorn, Billy]That Ole Devil Called Love [Fisher, Doris] [Roberts, Allan]The Girl From Ipanema [Jobim,...