terça-feira, 21 de outubro de 2014

Inga Rumpf - Beautiful Prog Jazz Singer from Germany...


Inga Rumpf was one of the best-known German R&B, Jazz, Prog singers. Her voice often drew comparisons to Janis Joplin, but Rumpf was able to develop her own unique vocal style. Catapulted to stardom in the ‘70s with her band Frumpy, she released a number of highly acclaimed solo works in the ‘80s and ‘90s and came to be regarded as the grand old lady of German R&B. Whereas other German female vocalists such as Nina Hagen faded away over time, Rumpf consequently followed her path and never compromised herself artistically (unlike her ex-bandmate Udo Lindenberg, whose creativity died down by the end of the ‘80s when he started putting out lightweight pop). 


Born on August 2, 1946 in Hamburg, Rumpf started performing as a teenager with different blues bands in the Hamburg entertainment district of St. Pauli. In 1965, she founded the folk band City Preachers and recorded three albums with them. After a creative crisis in 1969, the band changed styles from folk to a mix of beat and soul. A new lineup reflected this: Jean-Jacques Kravetz (keyboards), Karl-Heinz Schott (bass) and Udo Lindenberg (drums) formed the core of the new band, which one year later was to become Frumpy when Udo Lindenberg left to start a solo career and was replaced by Carsten Bohn. Frumpy recorded only two albums, All Will Be Changed (1970) and Frumpy 2 (1971) -- the latter containing the hit single "How the Gipsy Was Born" -- but these two LPs rewrote German rock history. The band was praised as the best German rock act, and Rumpf was declared the greatest individual vocal talent of the German rock scene to date.


After Frumpy disbanded, Rumpf founded Atlantis in 1972, with Kravetz and Schott, along with new additions Frank Diez on guitar and Curt Cress on drums. The same year, the German music magazine Musik Express selected Rumpf best German vocalist, and her band, Atlantis, "best live and studio band." Several U.K. tours, alone and with Lindenberg, made her well-known in the English-speaking hemisphere as well. Atlantis disbanded in 1975 after three excellent years, and Rumpf released her first solo effort, 


Second Hand Mädchen, which was heavily influenced by Lindenberg who, two years earlier, had established himself as one of the most promising German rock acts. Lindenberg had shown that German lyrics work in rock songs, and so Rumpf switched to singing in German, too, although on her 1981 album, Reality, she sang in English again. She wrote all of the songs herself for this, and even produced it. Tina Turner did a cover of "I Wrote a Letter," which was released as the B-side of her 1984 comeback single "Let's Stay Together" (re-released as a bonus track on the centenary edition of her landmark album Private Dancer in 1998). Also in 1981, Rumpf widened her horizon by accepting a job as a lecturer at the Hamburg Musikhochschule (university of music). Her 1984 album, Liebe, Leiden, Leben, again containing German lyrics, earned critical acclaim and she proved not to have lost any of the power she'd radiated in the ‘70s with Frumpy and Atlantis.After a short Frumpy reunion in 1991-1992, the ‘90s saw Rumpf experimenting with jazz (with the 1994 album Fifty-Fifty with pianist Joja Wendt) and gospel music. In accordance with the philosophy of gospel, a significant number of her performances took place in churches, her lyrics became more spiritual, and increasingly revealed a Christian context without being preachy, so even atheists should be comfortable with the music of her later career. Critics hailed her 1996 album In the 25th Hour as her best to that point. Among other covers, the album contained her version of Ray Charles' hit "Unchain My Heart," as her best so far. The same year, the compilation The Best of All My Years was released. Her 1999 album, Walking in the Light, contained text adaptations of the biblical Sermon on the Mount.


From 2001 onward, Rumpf started to perform rock, R&B, and soul on a weekly basis in her hometown of Hamburg. Three years later, she founded her own record label, 25th Hour Music with the release of the live album Live im Michel. Rumpf's work with Frumpy and Atlantis, as well as her solo output of later years, is essential listening for everybody who wants to get to know German rock music.



Some albuns of this amazing singer:




It's full of Eastern sounding Folk Rock, sitars and psych sounds (On the Inga tracks). Electronics, Sitars, Eastern Rock Inga Rumpf and Dagmar Krasuse all mixed together to produce an experimental album. And it has the Avant Garde emergence for Dagmar on the flip.

Personnel:
Frank St. Peter: sax, flute
Hans Hartmann: Sitar, Kontrabass
Joe Nay: percussion
Wolfgang Kliegel: violin
Inga Rumpf: vocal
Dagmar Krause: vocal




Personnel:
Rainer Baumann – guitar
Carsten Bohn – drums
Karl-Heinz Schott – bass
Jean-Jacques Kravetz – keyboards
Inga Rumpf – vocals





Personnel:
- Inga Rumpf - female lead vocals, percussion, bottleneck guitar (07), acoustic guitar (07)
- Jean-Jacques Kravetz - Grand piano, Fender piano, organ
- Dieter Bornschlegel - guitar
- Karl-Heinz Schott - bass
- Ringo Funk - drums
- Gaspar Lawal - Afro-percussion (01,03,04)





Personnel:
Rumpf, Inga (vocals)
Askew, Adrian (Piano, organ, moog) 
Carter, Jackie (vocals)
Diez, Frank (guitar) 
Ringo (bass) 
Fields, Linda (vocals) 
Gaynair, Wilton (tenor sax, flute)
Marz, Rainer (guitar)
Rooyen, Ack van (trumpet)
Schott, Karl-Heinz (bass) 
Wigham, Jiggs (trombone)



Danke Inga !!!!!

domingo, 19 de outubro de 2014

Blaxploitation - Funk'n'Jazz & Soul from the 70's


Assim como o Pulp Fusion, esta série traz o que tem de melhor do som Blaxploitation dos anos 70. Só tem gente boa. Ouve aí!




2009 five CD set. 100% Blaxploitation brings together 100 original Funk and Soul tracks from the 1970s Blaxploitation era. Including cuts from Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, The Meters, Aaron Neville and Funkadelic, 100% Blaxploitation is an essential collection, with every funky Soul classic you'll ever need. 100 Percent.











quinta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2014

Minor Giant - A New Dutch Progressive Rock Band


By Peter Hammil
New Prog Sounds from Netherlands

Minor Giant is a new Dutch progressive rock project founded by keyboardplayer/composer Rindert Lammers and drummer Roy Post. The project started to take shape in 2011 with the addition of vocalist/guitarist Jordi Repkes, bassplayer Harry den Hartog and additional keyboardplayer Jos Heijmans. The vocal version is sung by Christiaan Bruin from the very talented Dutch band Sky Architect.

The Band:
Rindert Lammers: Keys
Roy Post: Drums and Percussion
Jordi Repkes: Guitars and Vocals
Harry den Hartog: Basses
Jos Heijmans: Keys







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segunda-feira, 13 de outubro de 2014

BLOGS FANTASMA III


Mais um bom blog que foi deixado à deriva. O Harmônica Perfumada, como o nome diz, era um blog dedicado ao som da gaitinha, muito comum no Blues. O Harmônica Perfumada apresentou a gaitinha nos mais diferentes formatos, do Jazz ao Tango e fez postagens incríveis. Em 2012, ele se despede educadamente... Uma excelente contribuição, um excelente blog. Muito Obrigado!

Selecionei o último post, o primeiro e uns que mais gostei...

http://harmonicaperfumada.blogspot.com.br/

Esclarecimentos

Informamos aqui que não havera mais postagens frequentes, para que nossos visitantes não se frustem ao encontrarem o blog desatualizado. No momento ele estara aberto a todos os usuários porem inativo. Isto se deve a fatores puramente pessoais, nada tendo a ver com o blog em si, e mesmo não sendo pela falta de material ainda por divulgar.

Interessante dizer que mesmo não sendo nosso perfil a inserção de filmes no blog (veja post), vamos encerrar aqui com mais um trabalho de Aurea Regina, (double Grammy nominated film). Espero que aqui tenha a divulgação que merece.

Musicos:
Solita Sin Soledad
Aurea Regina ( Rio De Janeiro / Brazil) Harmonica & Alto Flute
Carlos Santana (USA) Lead Guitar
Lila Downs (Oaxaca / Mexico ) Vocal
Shingo Ikegami (Koto) (Japan)
Duncan Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums & Programming

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Harmonica Perfumada se despede



Aurea Regina

Aurea Regina
Maestrina, multi-instrumentista é muito pouco para falar de Aurea Regina, aqui ela faz parte do nosso quadro que é profissional da gaita, o que demonstra de fato ser ( das melhores ). Aproveitando o mes das mulheres, para homenagear ela que não deixa nada a dever aos nossos harmonicistas (homens). Um dos trabalhos que escolhemos aqui foi aproveitar o filme Buena Sorte em que toca 2 musicas (com gaita, tem participação com outros instrumentos) mais 2 musicas ao vivo, alem de outros trabalhos seu tocando gaita.


01. Soundtrack Buena Sorte - My uai
02. Soundtrack Buena Sorte - Tema do Zorro
03. A Rã (ao vivo)
04. Canta Loucura (ao vivo)
05. Cheyenne
06. Groove Dreams
07. Love song
08. Mother Child
09. O Arvoredo
10. Pedal Blues
11. Wild Dance

Link    -     Aurea Regina  (NOVO LINK)

sexta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2014

Judas Priest - The Metal Gods


A banda Judas Priest pode ser considerada uma das precursoras do heavy metal moderno sendo um dos grupos mais influentes do metal dos anos 70. Tratou-se da primeira banda a unir o peso e temática violenta criados pelo Black Sabbath à velocidade de alguns grupos de rock como o Deep Purple, adicionaram uma frente de ataque com duas guitarras e também foram os responsáveis pela retirada do blues característico de grupos de hard rock britânico dos anos 70 formado pela tríade Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath e Deep Purple. Foram também responsáveis pela adoção das roupas de couro com adereços de metal cromados e correntes advindos do punk rock entre os apreciadores de rock.


Formada originalmente por Al Atkins (vocalista), K.K. Downing (guitarrista), Ian Hill (baixista) e John Ellis (baterista). O nome Judas Priest (baseado no nome de uma música de Bob Dylan, The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest) já havia sido usado por uma banda anterior de Atkins e Ellis, que logo sairiam da nova formação, dando lugar a Rob Halford (vocalista) e John Hinch (baterista) que tinham tocado na banda Hiroshima. Mais tarde se juntou à banda mais um guitarrista, Glenn Tipton (as guitarras dobradas seriam mais uma marca a ser imitada entre as bandas de heavy metal inglesas que se seguiram). Durante anos, lançando discos por selos locais, a banda não conseguiu sair do underground (a sonoridade era realmente má), mas conseguiu juntar uma legião de seguidores e outras bandas que copiavam seu estilo.


Uma grande banda de Heavy Metal que fez história e ainda está na ativa, tendo lançado um álbum em 2014.





Rocka Rolla é o álbum de estreia da banda Judas Priest, lançado a 6 de Setembro de 1974. Resolvemos incluí-lo no post, graças ao comentário de Saddam "...Hard rock de primeira qualidade! E é um disco até ignorado... O Rocka Rolla é uma obra prima ignorada. Uma pena!..."




Sad Wings of Destiny em 1976, disco bem participativo por Rob Halford, que teve boa repercussão pela crítica mas foi o último gravado pela Gull Records. Foi devido à falta de apoio por parte da Gull Records que levou a banda a assinar contrato com a Columbia Records. Logo de seguida a banda perdeu todos os direitos em relação aos dois primeiros discos, bem como todas as demos até aí gravadas. Mesmo tendo sido lançado em 1976 e ser apenas o 2º álbum de estúdio dos Metal Gods, Sad Wings of Destiny é até hoje eleito por muitos como o melhor trabalho da banda. Foi talvez um dos mais pesados já realizados pelo Judas Priest, foi o grande passo para a entrada da banda no mundo 100% do Heavy Metal, marcando um grande avanço e transição de estilo do primeiro álbum, estilo que a banda seguiu e aprimorou durante toda a década de 70, foi um disco que marcou época, eleito também um dos mais influentes do estilo, e que inspiraram várias outras bandas. O vocal de Rob Halford talvez tenha sido o melhor de todos nesse álbum, sua voz marcante começa a ganhar tom nesse trabalho, onde fica claro a grande "familiaridade" entre todos os integrantes. Grandes faixas foram produzidas e que marcariam a história do Heavy Metal, Tyrant, Island of Domination, The Ripper, Dreamer Deceiver, entre outras. E é claro a maior e melhor faixa de todo o disco, que posteriormente se tornaria um hino do estilo, Victim of Changes, mostra toda a habilidade e capacidade do Judas, não tão evidenciada no álbum anterior, a voz do deus do metal ficou simplesmente perfeita aqui.






Priest...Live! é o segundo álbum gravado ao vivo lançado em 1987. O disco tem faixas gravadas na arena The Omni, em Atlanta em 15 de Junho de 1986 e no Reunion Arena em Dallas, no dia 27 de Junho do mesmo ano. O Vhs do show foi gravado no Reunion Arena, em Dallas. Todas as faixas foram gravadas na turne de 1986 Fuel For Life, que tinha como base o álbum Turbo. Em 2002 foi reeditado uma remasterização com três faixas novas. Neste mesmo ano, foi lançado o vídeo (VHS) do show. Em 2003, o vídeo entrou para a coletânea em dvd Electric Eye, juntamente com os vídeos da banda e apresentações na BBC.








British Steel é o sexto álbum de estúdio da banda de Heavy Metal britânica Judas Priest. British Steel é tido muitas vezes como o melhor disco da banda e foi lançado durante a época do N.W.O.B.H.M. (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) - em português: Nova Onda de Heavy Metal Britânico. Destaque para as músicas "Breaking the Law" e "Living After Midnight", que viraram verdadeiros hinos e de fácil assimilação. Nos Estados Unidos, foram premiados com disco de ouro pela RIAA em 1982, e com disco de platina em 1989. A banda gravou videoclipes para as músicas "Breaking the Law" e " Living After Midnight".






terça-feira, 7 de outubro de 2014

Octopie - Prog Sounds from Finland (Crossover Prog)

Peter's recomendation

It was a brisk summer eve in 2010 when two friends were discussing music, it's current situation and it's future and they realized: even today, in this cold, modern age there is still room for good and authentic progressive rock that truly comes from the soul. They developed this idea and the next year they spent composing material that took a lot of influence from the golden era of progressive rock of the 70's and the psychedelia of the 60's, and added a breath of fresh air and new ideas into the mix. They started gathering a group that felt equally about the music and would be willing to hop on and take part in the journey to come. In 2011-2012 they found a solid line-up consisting of talented musicians, Jere LEHTOMAA (guitars), Visa KIVISAARI (drums), Lassi NURMINEN (bass) and themselves, Tom TAMLANDER (vox) and Axel THESLEFF (keys). They started recording their debut album, 'Fresh from the Oven', which was released in summer 2012 with high praise. They started playing at local venues in Helsinki and received lots of positive energy and feedback that would keep the group pushing forward. In 2012-2013 the group wanted to exceed the expectations of their fanbase. They founded their headqurters in an old cabin in the beautiful woods of Kuninkaanmäki (Kings Hill) where they started writing, rehearsing and recording new material for their follow-up release. From these sessions and recordings emerged the sonic footprint that would define the group?s musical style. Due to this, they decided to release these recordings as a self-titled EP, 'Octopie'.  In the summer of 2013 the group will return to the stage to present their latest creations and the spirit of the golden era to the eagerly awaiting crowds. 

Biography provided by the artist and used with permission




sábado, 4 de outubro de 2014

quarta-feira, 1 de outubro de 2014

The Groundhogs - Hard Blues Rock


Groundhogs are a British rock band founded in late 1963, that toured extensively in the 1960s, achieved prominence in the early 1970s and continued sporadically into the 21st century. The band was originally formed as The Dollar Bills in New Cross, London in 1962 by brothers Pete and John Cruickshank (born in 1943 and 1945 respectively[1] in Calcutta, West Bengal, India). Tony McPhee (born 1944), the lead guitarist in an instrumental group called the Shcenuals, joined the group later that same year. McPhee steered them towards the blues and renamed them after a John Lee Hooker song, "Groundhog's Blues".


They supported The Rolling Stones on their 1971 British tour at the request of Mick Jagger and released an album of their live set on the Stones tour, recorded at Leeds University and called Live at Leeds. All these albums and live shows were performed by the classic power trio of Cruickshank, McPhee and Pustelnik. 1974's album Solid saw a last return to the charts. After breaking up in 1976 they returned with a different line-up a decade later. At times in the 1990s, McPhee alternated two line-ups. After years of performing and recording for a loyal following, original manager Roy Fisher put together a short-lived 'original line-up' to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. McPhee left the band again in order to pursue an acoustic career, leaving Cruickshank and Pustelnik to continue, subsequently forming 'The Groundhogs Rhythm Section' with invited frontmen, latterly with Eddie Martin, while McPhee embarked on a major tour in 2004 with Edgar Winter and Alvin Lee and issued an acoustic blues album Blues at Ten..


McPhee put together a new band in 2007, with long-time Groundhogs bassist Dave Anderson (ex-Hawkwind) and Marco Anderson on drums. This trio toured England in 2008 with Focus and Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash. The 2009 line-up of Tony McPhee's Groundhogs comprised McPhee, Anderson and previous long-term drummer Mick Jones. The Groundhogs Rhythm Section's latest recruits, Bob Bowles (guitar, vocals) and Jon Buckett (guitars, keyboards, vocals), joined Ken Pustelnik and Pete Cruickshank in February 2011.[3] As of 2011, the new Groundhogs' lineup consists of McPhee, Anderson, Joanna Deacon (vocals), and Carl Stokes (drums).



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