Πέμπτη, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Celine Dion - I Can't Help Falling In Love

...second part...

However, in 1999 at the height of her success, Dion announced a hiatus from entertainment in order to start a family and spend time with her husband, who had been diagnosed with cancer. She returned to the top of pop music in 2002 and signed a three-year (later extended to almost five years) contract to perform nightly in a five-star theatrical show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

Dion's music has been influenced by genres ranging from rock and R&B to gospel and classical. While her releases have often received mixed critical reception, she is renowned for her technically skilled and powerful vocals. Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time! In addition, her 1995 album "D'eux", is the best selling French-language album of all time! In 2004, after surpassing 175 million in album sales worldwide, she was presented with the "Chopard Diamond" Award at the World Music Awards for becoming the best selling female artist of all time. According to Sony Music, Dion has sold over 200 million albums, worldwide! She has also won several awards in her career so far...

It's the second and also the last part of the short tribute to this great artist and we listen her magnificent voice for another time in a song which has the title "I Can't Help Falling In Love"... Enjoy it!

Τρίτη, 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Celine Dion - Alone

Celine Marie Claudette Dion (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. Born to a large, impoverished family in Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband Rene Angelil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. In 1990, she released the anglophone album "Unison", establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English speaking areas of the world.

Dion had first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest. Following a series of French albums in the early 1980s, she signed on to CBS Records Canada in 1986. During the 1990s, with the help of Angelil, she achieved worldwide fame after signing with Epic Records and releasing several English albums along with additional French albums, becoming one of the most successful artists in pop music history... we 'll continue with the great artist in the next post...

"Alone" is the title of the song that we 'll listen tonight. Celine Dion's voice is wonderful for another time!

Κυριακή, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Mark Eitzel - Always Turn Away

...third part...

Mark Eitzel's Discography


* Supermarket / Teenage Life (7") Tet Offensive Records - 1980

The Naked Skinnies

* All My Life / This Is The Beautiful Night (7") - Naked House Records - 1981

American Music Club

* The Restless Stranger (LP) - Grifter Records (January 1985)
* Engine (LP) - Frontier Records (October 1987)
* California (LP) Frontier Records (October 1988)
* United Kingdom (LP) - Demon Records (October 1989)
* Everclear (CD) - Alias Records (October 1991)
* Mercury (CD) Reprise Records - (March 1993)
* San Francisco (CD) Reprise Records - (September 1994)
* Love Songs For Patriots (CD) Devil In The Woods Records - (September 2004)
* The Golden Age (CD) Merge Records - (February 2008)

Toiling Midgets

* Son (CD) Matador Records - 1993


* Mean Mark Eitzel Gets Fat (Self-released Cassette) - 1982
* Songs Of Love (CD) - Diablo Records - 1991
* 60 Watt Silver Lining (CD) - Warner Brothers - 1996
* Words And Music (CD) - 1997
* West (CD) - Warner Brothers - 1997
* Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby (CD) - Matador Records - 1998
* The Invisible Man (CD) - Matador Records - 2001
* Music For Courage And Confidence (CD) - New West Records - 2002
* The Ugly American (CD) - Thirsty Ear Recordings - 2002
* Candy Ass (CD) - Cooking Vinyl - 2005
* Klamath (CD) - Decor Records - 2009
* Brannan Street (CD) - 2010

The following audio is the last song that we 'll listen in this tribute for Mark Eitzel. The title is "Always Turn Away"...

Παρασκευή, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Mark Eitzel - Jenny (2007)

...second part...

Eitzel released more music in 2001, beginning with a more electronic turn in "The Invisible Man" on Matador Records. This was followed by two covers projects in 2002: "Music For Courage And Confidence", which was material written by other songwriters, and "The Ugly American", an album which included reinterpretations of American Music Club songs performed with a band of Greek musicians.

American Music Club reformed in 2003 for a sold out show at the London South Bank Centre. The following year they released "Love Songs For Patriots" and toured both the United States and Europe several times. The Guardian Newspaper called Mark "America's greatest living lyricist" and the album received glowing reviews across the world. In 2008 the band line up changed again and the band released "The Golden Age" which "UNCUT" magazine said was their best since Mercury with a 5 star album of the month review. Eitzel released a compilation album of soundtrack material and electronics in 2005, "Candy Ass". His album "Klamath" was released at the end of 2009 on Decor Records which "UNCUT" magazine said it was his best solo album yet. In addition to all the above albums, Mark has also released many mail order, tour cds, his most recent being the limited edition (500 copies) "Brannan St.", which is available at his concert dates and at the Decor records website...
the last part of Mark Eitzel's tribute in the next post...

Second post in a row for the great Mark Eitzel and the title of the song in the video is "Jenny" (from a live that he gave 3 years ago). Enjoy it!

Τετάρτη, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Do You Want To Learn More About Rock Ballads? Then You Better Look For Mark Eitzel!

He is one of the most important figures in the Rock ballad scene! Therefore I prepared a 3-post tribute to this great artist.

John Mark Eitzel (born January 30, 1959, Walnut Creek, California) is a musician, best known as a songwriter and lead singer of the San Francisco band American Music Club (AMC).

Eitzel spent his formative years in a military family living in Okinawa, Taiwan, Ohio and the United Kingdom. He moved to America in 1979. He started making music while he was a teenager in Southampton, England.

His first band was a punk band called "The Cowboys" when he moved to Columbus, Ohio at 19. They released one single in 1980. His second band was called "The Naked Skinnies" and they released one single in 1981. He moved to San Francisco with "The Naked Skinnies" in 1981 where they disbanded in 1982. The same year Eitzel formed American Music Club (AMC) in San Francisco. The band performed and created albums for 12 years. At one point, Eitzel also sang with San Francisco's "Toiling Midgets", and often recorded solo work while involved in AMC.

AMC disbanded in 1994, and Eitzel focused on his solo career, releasing "60 Watt Silver Lining" in 1996. It was a surprisingly smooth, jazz pop departure. Following this, he released "West in 1997 co-writing all of the songs with R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, with whom he also toured. He followed up with "Caught In A Trap" and "I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby", assisted by Steve Shelley of "Sonic Youth" and Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew... we 'll continue with the same artist in the next 2 posts...

"No Easy Way Down" is the title of the audio that we 'll listen in the first post. It's an amazing song! Feeling at its best! Enjoy it!

Δευτέρα, 20 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

The Ventures - The Pink Panther Theme

The fact is that i have uploaded many times so far this wonderful group. Trying not to forget the "Pink Panther Theme", i uploaded this video tonight. I hope you all know it and you all like it!

About me, it's in my memories. This title (and also the song) reminds me of a lot of things! It takes me back to my childhood where all things were pleasant and dreamy. I still have Pink Panther's figure in my mind (especially every time i try to drive the bad thoughts and the problems away)...

Well, the very famous and happy rhythm is here. Enjoy it!

Σάββατο, 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Muddy Waters - Fathers & Sons

The previous post brought me here. That amazing song reminded me of the name of the great Muddy Waters!...

So... If you have, or just listened to "Electric Mud" of this Blues legend and you simply liked it, "Fathers & Sons" is the CD for you. It was recorded with some of the best players on the scene at the time: Otis Spann (Piano), Michael Bloomfield (Guitar), Paul Butterfield (Harmonica), Donald "Duck" Dunn (Bass), Sam Lay and Buddy Miles (Drums).

The album Recorded in Chicago, Illinois on April 21-23, 1969 and live at the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree, Chicago, Illinois on April 24, 1969. Muddy Waters, using a band of very talented artists of that period, showed once again who was the dominant figure in the Blues music field!

The album had 16 songs but the 2001 remastered CD edition includes four additional studio sides issued for the first time: "Country Boy," "I Love The Life I Live, I Live The Life I Love," "Oh Yeah," and "I Feel So Good."

Πέμπτη, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Willie Buck - Mannish Boy

I think it was time for another "Mannish Boy". The last time I did a related post was about four months ago. Long time, i could not wait any longer! So, here is another version of this tremendous hit! This one also includes Willie Dixon's song "Hoochie Coochie Man"! Enjoy it!

Blues! The kind of music that i come from...

Blues... Just Blues... Because Of The Blues...

Τρίτη, 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Dead Can Dance - Song Of The Nile

Dead Can Dance again. For the fans of the band. "Song Of The Nile" is the title of the song of this post... Enjoy it!

Κυριακή, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Dead Can Dance - Rakim

The fact is that i can't hide my liking the sound of this band. That's why i uploaded for another time a video of Dead Can Dance. This time the song has the title "Rakim"...

We 'll continue with the same group in the next post...

Πέμπτη, 9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Give Me Back My Wig (by Hound Dog Taylor)

...from the previous post...

On February 22, 2000, stevie Ray Vaughan was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. He also won several W. C. Handy Awards, during his lifetime and posthumously, including "Entertainer Of The Year" and "Instrumentalist Of The Year" in 1984. In 2003, he was ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Classic Rock Magazine also ranked him #3 in their list of the 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes in 2007... Do you want something more?... Stevie Ray Vaughan! Three words that include everything!

So, this is the end of the short tribute to this magnificent artist! The last song has the title "Give Me Back My Wig" and belongs to an excellent bluesman, the great "Hound Dog" Taylor... The man is a genius! He plays the guitar exactly just like Hound Dog...

Τρίτη, 7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood

...from the previous post...

Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Eighteen albums of Vaughan's work have been released.

He was inspired to play guitar by his older brother, Jimmie Vaughan, and was influenced by such players as Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy. After a few years as a sideman in and around Austin, Vaughan formed the band "Double Trouble", with whom he made four successful studio albums and established a reputation as one of the foremost blues guitarists in the world!

In 1986, after years of substance abuse from alcohol and cocaine, he spent a month in drug rehabilitation, and remained clean and sober for the final 4 years of his life, until his death (i mentioned about in the previous post)... We 'll continue with the last part in 2 days, as usually...

Did you notice the photo of this post? Stevie Ray was able to play the guitar from behind! Oh, he will do exactly the same in the video! The song has the title "Texas Flood"! A smash hit, really! Enjoy it!

Κυριακή, 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot

On August 26, 1990, a sold out concert of 30,000 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, featured an encore jam with Vaughan brothers (Jimmie & Stevie), Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray. On August 27, shortly before 1 a.m., a helicopter carrying Stevie Ray Vaughan en route to Chicago crashed within seconds after takeoff... It was the time that the great musician passed away... Too early in his life...

Did you notice the date? On August 27, 1990... Oh it's like it happened this year, just 10 days ago...

That's the reason that i created a short tribute to this gifted artist! So, for the time being we are listening Stevie Ray Vaughan on the song which has the title "Cold Shot" (there is also the Bluesman Johnny Copeland in the video) and we 'll continue with the same artist in the next 2 posts...

Παρασκευή, 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

The Nebulas - Dragunov

From the previous post... Part 3...

In October 2003, during the mixing phase of their 2nd CD, the band was hastily summoned to Europe to liberate the low countries of Belgium and Holland with a 10-day offensive, during which many songs from the new album would be showcased. With demand for a new The Nebulas CD now at a fever pitch, the band released "It's Go Time" in January 2004 & immediately began rehearsing for a second tour of Europe - a mission successfully accomplished in April. Now officially based in eastern Massachusetts, this fusion of east meets west has produced a unique, full-bodied musical phenomenon that has impressed live audiences throughout North America & Western Europe, in addition to being featured on myriad surf/instro radio programs and compilation projects the world over. The Nebulas are currently writing and recording material for their third studio release and are in the early stages of planning their next California tour, scheduled for 2005.

In the winter months of '05, the band closed the armored door to their super-secret training facility located in an abandoned textile mill campus somewhere at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and began the tedious work of reorganizing the fine metal shavings attached to a stack of 3M analog tape reels into something resembling a D-day-esque aural assault on the world's ears. Some say "Mission: accomplished", others say "You should have had it mastered". Be your own judge...

The song of the last part of the tribute has the title "Dragunov". Enjoy it!

Τετάρτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

The Nebulas - Exotic

From the official site of the group...Part 2...

"The Nebulas" are the result of a powerful chemical reaction that occurred when elements of a highly-developed west coast guitar sound fused with a thunderous East Coast rhythm section in the early months of 2001. In the fall of 2000, California-based guitarist Mike Dominguez (The Sand Dunes & The Aquatones) packed up his double-digit collection of Fender guitars & amplifiers and headed east to the Ocean State of Rhode Island. It was there that he teamed up with the preliminary members of The Nebulas resulting in "Hot Rods, Waves & Women", a brief 7-song demo (now long out of print and highly sought after) which introduced "The Nebulas" as a viable component of the 21st century's ever-evolving surf/instro scene. To achieve the optimum live sound, as well as augment future recorded works, the Nebulas recruited Dan-O Ware on the Fender Jaguar guitar as the fourth Nebula.

In March 2002, after the combo's full-length debut, "Nebula One," hit the streets in a shower of critical praise and radio airplay, another Sand Dunes' alumnus joined the folds of The Nebulas in the form of Eric Grammer on the bass guitar. With its lineup solidified, the band began performing in earnest, playing high profile shows on both coasts (and places in between like Akron, Ohio) with the likes of The Red Elvises, Junior Brown, The Boss Martians, Slacktone, The Hypnotic IV, The Infrareds and Pollo Del Mar, among others. After a successful west coast tour in the fall of 2002, yielding the Double Crown Records release, "KFJC - Live at The Pit," from a performance on the legendary Phil Dirt's Los Altos Hills radio show, the band returned to New England to commence work on their next studio effort... the last part in the next post...

"Exotic" is the title of the song that we 'll listen tonight. Nice sound! Enjoy!

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