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zaterdag 6 mei 2017

Buena Vista Social Club - Candela

Besides being a great guitarist, Ry Cooder is perhaps as valuable to the world as an arranger, producer and discoverer of fertile musical ground. Invited on a trip (through Mexico) to Havana, he was amazed to discover that many of the legendary performers of the old Buena Vista Social Club were still alive and performing vibrant music. With the weight of Mr. Cooder these Cuban All-Stars gathered for an historic six day recording session. The velvety-voiced Ibrahim Ferrer is joined by 70-ish "Fiancee of Feeling" Omara Portuondo and fiery Compay Segundo. The group is anchored by bass virtuoso Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez. The sound is built around the expert piano work of Ruben Gonzalez, blending his classical training with the seductive rhythms of Havana.

Many of these brilliant musicians have passed since this 1997 recording, but as a result most were able to tour the world, bringing their musical diplomacy to Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam, Spain, France, Reykjavik...

Another classic 'son' by the legendary figure of Cuban music, Faustino Oramas. Also known by the nickname "El Guayabero" after the melody of a song that is an essential part of the Cuban national heritage, Oramas is famous for his work as a wandering troubadour going from town to town with nothing more than his guitar and his songs. "Candela" is the perfect example of the richness of the 'son' style and the possibilities of improvisation that it offers a great 'sonero' (vocal improviser) like Ibrahim Ferrer. This Cuban standard is wonderfully embellished by metaphors, double meanings and is full of sexual innuendo in the Santiago tradition (take a listen to 'Marieta', also penned by Faustino Oramas, on Ibrahim Ferrer's debut recording)


vrijdag 5 mei 2017

JJ Cale - Magnolia

   John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Though he deliberately avoided the limelight (being temperamentally averse to celebrity)[2] his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, and Eric Clapton, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock".He is considered to be one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz.

    Magnolia (album Naturally)

Naturally is the debut album by J. J. Cale. First released in 1972, it includes his song "After Midnight", which had been recorded first by Eric Clapton in 1970. Cale, who was languishing in obscurity at the time, had no knowledge of Clapton's recording of "After Midnight" until it became a radio hit in 1970. Cale recalled to Mojo magazine that when he heard Clapton's version playing on his radio, "I was dirt poor, not making enough to eat and I wasn't a young man. I was in my thirties, so I was very happy. It was nice to make some money."Cale's friend and producer, Audie Ashworth, encouraged Cale to record a full album in order to capitalize on the success of his song.

woensdag 3 mei 2017

James Brown at the Olympia,Paris, 26 nov.1967 (update)

James Joseph Brown (Barnwell, 3 mei 1933 — Atlanta, 25 december 2006) was een Amerikaanse zanger. Hij was een van de belangrijkste muzikanten van de 20e eeuw en had een belangrijke invloed op de ontwikkeling van gospel en rhythm and blues in soul en funk. Zijn bijnaam was de "Godfather of Soul".

Thats Live

Brown zou geboren zijn in Barnwell (South Carolina) in 1933, maar sommige bronnen noemen 1928 als zijn geboortejaar en Pulaski (Tennessee) als zijn geboorteplaats. Hij groeide op in een bordeel, in de crisisjaren '30 in Augusta (Georgia). Op 16-jarige leeftijd werd hij veroordeeld voor een gewapende overval. Na drie jaar werd hij op voorspraak van Bobby Byrd vrijgelaten op voorwaarde dat hij zich niet meer in Augusta zou laten zien en dat hij een baan zou zoeken. Na een korte sportcarrière in boksen en baseball zocht hij zijn heil in de muziek.

Kansas City

Hij was vier keer gehuwd; achtereenvolgens met Deidre Jenkins, Velma Warren (1954 - 1969) en Adrienne Rodriguez. Dit laatste huwelijk hield twaalf jaar stand, tot z'n vrouw in 2002 overleed. In dat jaar trouwde James Brown een laatste keer, met Tommie Rae Hynie.

James Brown -- Prisoner of love (Paris... door morrisanddylan

 Gedurende zijn carrière heeft hij veel muzikanten beïnvloed. In de jaren '60 werd hij door andere artiesten geïmiteerd. Halverwege de jaren '70 verlieten diverse muzikanten zijn band en gingen meer de funkkant op, à la George Clinton. In de late jaren '70 en jaren '80 was Brown een inspiratiebron voor rap, breakdance en hiphop, dj's als Grandmaster Flash gebruikten veelvuldig samples van Browns werk.

James Brown -The Last Time (Paris,Olympia 26... door morrisanddylan

 Met de Egyptische zanger Hakim zong hij 'Leila' (2004). James Brown wordt vaak The Godfather of Soul, Soul Brother Number One en Mr. Dynamite genoemd. Op 23 januari 1986 werd Brown opgenomen in de Rock and Roll Hall of Fame en op 14 november 2006 in de UK Music Hall of Fame

James Brown - Cold Sweat (Paris Olympia 26 nov... door morrisanddylan

 In december 2004 werd bij Brown prostaatkanker vastgesteld. Hij overleed op 73-jarige leeftijd op eerste kerstdag 2006 om 07:45 uur CET, nadat hij een dag eerder in het ziekenhuis was opgenomen met een longontsteking. De doodsoorzaak was congestief hartfalen veroorzaakt door de longontsteking. In maart 2007 werd bekend dat het lichaam van James Brown bijgezet is in een crypte bij het huis van een van zijn dochters in Columbia (South Carolina).

dinsdag 2 mei 2017

The Eagles - Tequilia Sunrise

"Tequila Sunrise" is a 1973 song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, and recorded by the Eagles. It was the first single from the band's second album Desperado.[2] The song peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Glenn Frey and Don Henley did not write songs together for their debut album Eagles, and they decided that they should collaborate after they had finished recording the debut album. According to Frey, he was lying on a couch playing the guitar, and came up with a guitar riff he described as "kinda Roy Orbison, kinda Mexican". He showed Henley the guitar riff and said: "Maybe we should write something to this." The title refers to a cocktail named Tequila Sunrise that was then popular.

The Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail made of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup and served unmixed in a tall glass. The modern drink originates from Sausalito in the early 1970s, after an earlier one created in the 1930s in Phoenix, near Scottsdale. The cocktail is named for its appearance when served, with gradations of color resembling a sunrise.