duminică, 17 iunie 2018

Fleetwood Mac - Mr. Wonderful (Full album 1968)

Mr. Wonderful is the second studio album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 23 August 1968. This all-blues album was broadly similar to their debut album, albeit with some changes to personnel and recording method. The album was recorded live in the studio with miked amplifiers and PA system, rather than plugged into the board. A horn section was introduced; and Christine Perfect of Chicken Shack was featured on keyboards.
In the USA, the album was not issued under the name Mr. Wonderful, though around half of the tracks appeared on English Rose.
An expanded version of Mr. Wonderful was included in the box set, The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions.

Mr. Wonderful este al doilea album de studio al formației de blues-rock Fleetwood Mac, lansat pe 23 august 1968. Acest album blues este în mare parte similar cu albumul lor de debut, având totuși câteva modificări de personal și în tehnica de înregistrare. Albumul a fost înregistrat live în studio cu microfoane amplasate la difuzorul amplificatoarelor și sistem PA în locul instrumentelor cuplate direct în mixer. A fost inclusă o secțiune de saxofoane iar Christine Perfect din formația Chicken Shack a interpretat la claviaturi.
În Statele Unite albumul nu a fost lansat sub numele de Mr. Wonderful, deși în jur de jumătate din piese au apărut pe albumul English Rose.
O versiune expandată a albumului a fost inclusă pe setul The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions.

List of tracks
1."Stop Messin' Around" (Green, Clifford Davis) - 2:22
2."I've Lost My Baby" (Spencer) - 4:18
3."Rollin' Man" (Green, Davis) - 2:54
4."Dust My Broom" (Elmore James, Robert Johnson) - 2:54
5."Love That Burns" (Green, Davis) - 5:04
6."Doctor Brown" (J.T. Brown, Buster Brown) - 3:48
7."Need Your Love Tonight" (Spencer) - 3:29
8."If You Be My Baby" (Green, Davis) - 3:54
9."Evenin' Boogie" (Spencer) - 2:42
10."Lazy Poker Blues" (Green, Davis) - 2:37
11."Coming Home" (James) - 2:41
12."Trying So Hard to Forget" (Green, Davis) - 4:47

Personnel
Fleetwood Mac
Peter Green – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Jeremy Spencer – vocals, slide guitar
John McVie – bass guitar
Mick Fleetwood – drums

Additional personnel
Christine Perfect – keyboards, piano, vocals
Duster Bennett – harmonica
Steve Gregory – alto saxophone
Dave Howard – alto saxophone
Johnny Almond – tenor saxophone
Roland Vaughan – tenor saxophone

vineri, 15 iunie 2018

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (Full Album 1969 )

“Valentyne Suite” was the second album released by the band Colosseum. It was Vertigo Records' first album release, and reached number 15 in the UK Albums Chart in 1969.
Though the song "The Kettle" is officially listed as having been written by Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman, a credit which is confirmed by Hiseman's liner notes for the album, bassist and producer Tony Reeves later claimed that it was written by guitarist and vocalist James Litherland.

“Valentyne Suite” a fost al doilea album lansat de trupa Colosseum, fiind primul lansat cu Vertigo Records si a atins locul 15 in UK Albums Chart.
Desi cantecul “The Kettle” este listat oficial ca fiind scris de Dick Heckstall-Smith si Jon Hiseman, confirmat fiind si de notitele lui Hiseman pentru album, basistul si producatorul Tony Reeves a revendicat mai tarziu ca a fost scris de catre chitaristul si vocalistul James Litherland.

List of tracks
1.”The Kettle" (Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman) – 4:28
2."Elegy" (James Litherland) – 3:14
3."Butty's Blues" (Litherland) – 6:46
4."The Machine Demands a Sacrifice" (Litherland, Heckstall-Smith, Pete Brown, Hiseman) – 3:53
5."Valentyne Suite Theme One: January's Search" (Dave Greenslade) – 6:25
6."Valentyne Suite Theme Two: February's Valentyne" (Greenslade) – 3:33
7."Valentyne Suite Theme Three: The Grass is Always Greener" (Heckstall-Smith, Hiseman) – 6:55

Personnel
Colosseum
Dave Greenslade – Hammond organ, vibraphone, piano, backing vocal on "The Machine Demands a Sacrifice"
Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophones, flute on "The Machine Demands a Sacrifice"
Jon Hiseman – drums, machine on "The Machine Demands a Sacrifice"
James Litherland – guitars, lead vocals
Tony Reeves – bass guitars

Guest musicians
Neil Ardley – conductor on "Butty's Blues", string arrangement on "Elegy"

luni, 11 iunie 2018

Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On



duminică, 10 iunie 2018

I've Got To See You Again - Norah Jones

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sâmbătă, 9 iunie 2018

Orleans - Dance With Me

vineri, 8 iunie 2018

Cargo - Ielele

Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads (Full album 1965)

“Out of Our Heads” is the Rolling Stones' third British studio album and their fourth in the United States. Although they share the same title, the two have significant differences in the track listings. In the US, London Records released it on 30 July 1965 and it became the group's first number one on the Billboard 200 album chart. Decca Records released it in the UK on 24 September 1965, where it reached number two.

“Out of our Heads” este al treilea album de studio britanic al trupei Rolling Stones si al patrulea American. Desi au acelasi titlu, cele doua difera semnificativ in lista de piese. In Statele Unite, London Records l-a lansat pe 30 iulie 1965 si a devenit primul numarul unu al trupei in Bilboard 200 Album Chart. Decca Records l-a lansat in Marea Britanie pe 24 septembrie 1965 si a atins locul doi in top.

List of tracks
Side one
1.       "She Said "Yeah"" Sonny Bono, Roddy Jackson    1:34
2.       "Mercy, Mercy"      Don Covay, Ronnie Miller          2:45
3.       "Hitch Hike" Marvin Gaye, Clarence Paul, William "Mickey" Stevenson   2:25
4.       "That's How Strong My Love Is"         Roosevelt Jamison          2:25
5.       "Good Times"        Sam Cooke  1:58
6.       "Gotta Get Away"  Mick Jagger, Keith Richards     2:06
          Total length:          13:13

Side two
7.       "Talkin' 'Bout You"          Chuck Berry 2:31
8.       "Cry to Me"  Bert Russell 3:09
9.       "Oh, Baby (We Got a Good Thing Going)" (Originally released on The Rolling Stones, Now!)         Barbara Lynn Ozen          2:08
10.      "Heart of Stone" (Originally released on The Rolling Stones, Now!)        Jagger, Richards   2:50
11.      "The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man"          Nanker Phelge (pseudonym used for group compositions)          3:07
12.      "I'm Free"    Jagger, Richards   2:24
          Total length:          16:09

Personnel
The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (1-3, 5, 7, 12), harmonica (11, 12), tambourine (10)
Keith Richards – electric guitar (all but 10), backing vocals (1-3, 5-7, 12), acoustic guitar (3, 7, 10)
Brian Jones – electric guitar (1-3, 6, 8, 11, 12), acoustic guitar (5), harmonica (9)
Bill Wyman – bass guitar (all but 10)
Charlie Watts – drums (all but 10)

Additional personnel
Jack Nitzsche – percussion (3, 7, 10), piano (7), organ (8), harpsichord (10)
Phil Spector – tuned-down electric guitar (10)
Ian Stewart – piano (3, 4, 8, 9, 12), marimba (5)

joi, 7 iunie 2018

Aram Ilici Haciaturian

Compozitor si dirijor armean a carui opera este caracterizata de un pitoresc al armoniei, o bogatie melodica si o succesiune dinamica si sugestiva a imaginilor. Aram Haciaturian s-a nascut in familia corepetitorului armean Ilia Haciaturian. Si-a inceput studiile la Pensionul S.V. Argutinsk-Dolgoruk (1911-1913) dupa care a urmat colegiul comercial (1913-1921).
In anul 1921, se stabileste la Moscova unde urmeaza cursurile Facultatii de fizico-matematica din Moscova si incepe sa studieze violoncelul la Colegiul muzical "Gnesin" (1922-1929). In perioada 1929-1934 urmeaza cursurile Conservatorului din Moscova avandu-l ca profesor de compozitie pe N.I. Measkovski. Debuteaza cu lucrarea "Poem" pentru pian (1929), dupa care au urmat lucrarile "Joc" si "Cantec-poem" (1932) pentru vioara si pian. In anul 1926 este numit sef de sectie muzicala la Casa de Cultura a Armeniei din Moscova. Din 1950 devine profesor la Conservatorul din Moscova. A scris muzica de balet ("Gayaneh", "Spartacus"), simfonii, lucrari vocal-simfonice, concerte pentru pian, vioara, violoncel, muzica pentru ansambluri de camera muzica, de scena si de film, coruri, cantece. 
Lucrarile lui sunt strans legate de folclorul muzical armean si cel al altor popoare caucaziene. A excelat in diferite genuri muzicale. Lucrarea care-l va face cunoscut este "Simfonia nr. 12" (1934). In anul 1936, lucrarea "Concertul pentru pian si orchestra", dedicata lui L.N. Oborin, i-a adus recunosterea mondiala. A intreprins numeroase turnee in tara si peste hotare: Odesa, Harkov, Kiev, Erevan, Baku, Riga, Tallinn, Chisinau, dar si in Italia, Finlanda, Anglia, S.U.A., Franta, Belgia, Germania, Polonia, Romania, Grecia, Bulgaria, Australia. Din anul 1978 sala Mare a Filarmonicii din Erevan ii poarta numele. Multe creatii muzicale de ale lui Aram Haciaturian se aud si azi cu regularitate in marile sali de concert din lume.
De-a lungul carierei muzicale i s-au acordat multe premii si distinctii, printre care Premiul de Stat al U.R.S.S. (1941, 1943, 1946, 1950, 1971). Premiul Lenin (1959).
Este autorul muzicii Imnului de Stat al Armeniei.
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marți, 5 iunie 2018

Billy Squier - Lonely is the Night

Lonely is the night, when you find yourself alone
Your demons come to light, and your mind is not your own
Lonely is the night, when there's no one left to call
You feel the time is right--(say) the writin's on the wall

It's a high time to fight, when the walls are closin' in
Call it what you like--its time you got to win
Lonely, lonely, lonely--your spirits sinkin' down
You find you're not the only, stranger in this town

Red lights, green lights, stop n' go jive
Headlines, deadlines jammin' your mind
You been stealin' shots from the side
Let your feelins go for a ride

There's danger out tonight..the man is on the prowl
Get the dynamite...the boys are set to howl
Lonely is the night when you hear the voices call
Are you ready for a fight--do you wanna take it all

Slowdown, showdown--waitin' on line
Showtime, no time for changin' your mind
Streets are ringin', march to the sound
Let your secrets follow you down

Somebody's watchin' you baby--so much you can do
Nobody's stoppin' you baby, from makin' it too
One glimpse'll show you now baby, what the music can do
One kiss'll show you now baby--it can happen to you

No more sleepin', wastin' our time
Midnight creepins first on our minds
No more lazin round the tv
You'll go crazy--come out with me

Lightnin´Hopkins... My starter won´t start this morning