quarta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2014

Asian Standards - Oriental Music


Um pouco de música oriental... Um som bem diferente com clássicos orientais.



押尾コータロー、高嶋ちさ子、 谷川賢作 - Asian Standards-叙情歌-

1. ふるさと (Strings Version) (東儀秀樹)
2. 竹田の子守唄(ウー・ファン)
3. (庭の千草)(須川展也)
4. 夏の思い出(山弦)
5. 悲しくてやりきれない(瀬木貴将)
6. サルビアの花(本谷美加子)
7. 北の国から-遥かなる大地より-(宅間久善with石川鷹彦&岡沢章)
8. 黄昏のビギン(天野清継)
9. 少年時代(小原孝)
10. ライムライト(押尾コータロー)
11. ロンドンデリーの歌(高嶋ちさ子&加羽沢美濃)
12. Yuyakekoyake (夕やけ小やけ)(谷川賢作)
13. 赤とんぼ(藤原道山)
14. 燕になりたい(我願做一只小燕)(チェン・ミン)


domingo, 14 de dezembro de 2014

Zyma - German Prog


Zyma, named after an artificial ferment, were a band founded in 1972 by musicians from the area around Heidelberg and Mannheim. At that time, in the initial stages, they were playing progressive hard rock. Their keyboard player was Günter Hornung (b. 02/16/1938 in Karlsruhe), a teacher, who had played in many jazz and jazz-rock bands before, among them a big band, and whose last one had been the Groovers, a soul band. Due to his many years of experience and outstanding abilities and skills, Hornung was the leader of Zyma. Yet their driving force was Bodo Brandl (b. 04/10/1943 in Nikolsburg) on bass, also a teacher, who had been performing since 1963. He, too, came from the Groovers, as well as Meinrad Hirt (b. 01/05/1945 in Triberg), who was now singing, playing violin, flutes, keyboards and sometimes guitar. Their lead guitarist and lead singer was Tim Pfau (b. 06/08/1951 in Mannheim), their drummer Karl-Heinz Weiler (b. 07/24/1951 in Mannheim). Günter Hornung's wife Ellen was the band's manager, Mitsou Kührbis was in charge of the PA. In 1973, they began playing progressive jazz-rock, whereupon Karl-Heinz Weiler left the band. He was replaced by Udo Kübler (b. 03/31/1951 in Heidelberg), a drummer since 1966. In 1970, Kübler had founded Filter, an experimental band, and before joining Zyma he had been a member of Medusa (pop), Ra and Brassy Brew (both jazz-rock). When he left Medusa, with whom he had released a single, Karl-Heinz Weiler took his place. In 1973, under the pseudonym Hyazintus, Weiler was also to play drums for the band Nine Days Wonder on their LP, "We Never Lost Control".


After Meinrad Hirt had left Zyma (he was to rejoin them some years later) in early 1974, Dorle Ferber (b. 09/07/1952 in Mannheim) joined them as singer and on violin and flute. She had studied classical music, had a folk background and brought these influences into Zyma. In the same year, they were given a chance by Alfred Kersten to release two of their own compositions, "Law Like Love" and "Tango Enough", on the double LP, "Proton 1" (Kerston FK 65017) which also featured Nexus, Andorra, Penicillin and Sun. This compilation had a run of only a few hundred copies, probably no more than 300, but it is, in view of its rarity and quality, valued amazingly cheaply in collectors' circles. The album was recorded at the TFE studio in the town of Neustadt/Weinstrasse in the summer and autumn of 1974. In 1975, South German radio station SDR broadcast a programme where for 45 minutes Zyma were presented in detail, and some time later the band had a TV appearance in the youth show, "Drum Special", broadcast by South German TV station SWF III. In 1976, Tim Pfau left the band. Two years later, Meinrad Hirt rejoined them and Zyma released "Thoughts", their first LP of their own (Z-Productions 0381978) in a private pressing of 1,000 copies.

(Taken from the CD reissue of "Thoughts" (Garden Of Delights, CD026, 1998))

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quinta-feira, 11 de dezembro de 2014

Ziggy Marley


David Nesta Marley (Trenchtown, 17 de outubro de 1968) é um cantor e compositor jamaicano. É o segundo filho do maior músico de reggae de todos os tempos, o lendário Bob Marley. Após a morte de seu pai em 1981, Ziggy Marley foi apontado como sucessor natural de Bob Marley. "Ziggy" Marley teve suas primeiras aulas de guitarra e bateria com Bob Marley. Quando tinha 10 anos era presença constante nas gravações dos The Wailers, banda que acompanhava seu pai. Tinha 17 anos quando estreou em disco com o grupo The Melody Makers, formado por parentes da família Marley, em Play The Game Right, de 1985. Nessa época já utilizava o nome Ziggy, escolhido em homenagem a David Bowie — seu ídolo, que havia lançado The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, álbum fundamental na história do rock, em 1972.




Em 1986 veio Hey World!, com sotaque mais pop. As fracas vendas do trabalho preocuparam o artista, que deu a resposta aos críticos dois anos depois, com Conscious Party, álbum com o hit "Tomorrow People". No ano seguinte, em 1989, One Bright Day entrou na lista dos 20 discos mais vendidos da revista Billboard. Na década de 1990, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers lançaram Jahmeyka (1991), Joy And Blues (1993), Free Like We Want 2 B (1995), Fallen is Babylon (1997) e, por fim, The Spirit of Music (1999). Em todos os trabalhos, um ponto em comum: Ziggy nunca deixou de incluir suas mensagens de protesto e sua voz política, principais heranças deixadas por Bob Marley.



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Dragonfly was an album released by Ziggy Marley on April 15, 2003. The track "Rainbow in the Sky" features both Flea and John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, while "Melancholy Mood" features only Flea.



segunda-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2014

Ian Gillan



Ian Gillan nasceu no Chiswick Maternity Hospital, em Hounslow, na Inglaterra. Seu avô materno, Arthur Watkins, era cantor de ópera profissional, um barítono educado em Milão. Vive com Bron, com quem se casou três vezes - a primeira quando o Deep Purple estava gravando o disco Perfect Strangers. Gillan convivia com Bron desde 1982 e deste relacionamento nasceu sua única filha, Grace, ao final de 1983. Seu apelido mais famoso é Silver Voice ("Voz de Prata"). Indicando assim seu grande potêncial vocal. Gillan é considerado um dos maiores cantores de heavy metal de todos os tempos. Ficou em 4° numa eleição da rádio digital Planet Rock, e em 43º na revista espescializada em heavy metal Hit Parade. 


Algumas lendas sobre Gillan dão conta de que ele usava calças apertadas para potencializar os gritos de "Child in Time", e que cantava nu em estúdio, durante as gravações, para se sentir à vontade (viria daí o apelido Naked Thunder, citado na música "Hungry Daze", do disco Perfect Strangers, do Deep Purple, e nome do álbum solo lançado em 1989/90).


After leaving Deep Purple in June 1973, Ian Gillan had retired from the music business to pursue other business ventures, including motorcycle engines, a country hotel / restaurant (with a guitar shaped swimming pool), and ownership of the Kingsway Recorders studio, where from April 1974 he began to work on his first post-Deep Purple solo tracks. These ventures all except the recording studio ended in failure. This fact, combined with a warm reception to his guest appearance at Roger Glover's Butterfly Ball live show at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 16 October 1975 (he sang "Sitting in a Dream" as a substitute for Ronnie James Dio, who was banned by Ritchie Blackmore to take part in it) prompted him to resume a singing career and form a new band.


Initially called Shand Grenade, a combination of Shangri-la and Grenade, Gillan was persuaded by the management to change the band's name to the Ian Gillan Band. He recruited guitarist Ray Fenwick, bass player John Gustafson, keyboard player Mike Moran and Elf percussionist Mark Nauseef on drums. Using Roger Glover as producer and session musician, this line-up recorded their first album Child In Time in December 1975 / January 1976. In February 1976 Moran was replaced by Micky Lee Soule (ex-Elf and Rainbow), but for the recording of follow-up album Clear Air Turbulence he was dropped in May 1976 in favour of Colin Towns. The band had some success in Japan but none at all in North America and only cult status in Europe, their jazz fusion direction unappealing to pop and rock fans alike. Their next album, Scarabus (1977), had more of a rock sound but retained the jazz fusion direction. Released at the height of punk rock, there was no success beyond Japan and their label Island Records dropped them...

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Band:
- Ian Gillan - vocals
- Colin Towns - keyboards and flutes
- John Gustafson - bass and vocals
- Ray Fenwick - guitars and vocals
- Mark Nauseef - drums and percussion
- Phil Kersie - tenor saxophone (02)
- Martin Firth - baritone saxophone
- John Huckridge - trumpet
- Derek Healey - trumpet
- Malcolm Griffiths - trombone




Banda:
Ian Gillan – vocals
Colin Towns – keyboards and flutes
John Gustafson – bass guitar and vocals
Ray Fenwick – guitars and vocals
Mark Nauseef – drums and percussion


E um bônus:


Ian Gillan (Vocal)
Roger Glover (Baixo)
Randy Brecker (Guitarra)
Andy Newmark (Bateria)
Dr. John (Piano)


sexta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2014

Funk Fu - Psycho Funk vs Rare Grooves



A wicked Japanese-only collection of funky James Brown productions for other artists. Some very rare musics...

A capa do álbum é horrível, mas o som é de primeira. Pura pedrada!

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Tracks:
01 - The Kung Fu / The Lords Of Percussion
02 - Hippy, Skippy, Moon Street / The Moon People
03 - Mighty Mouse / Ceaser Frazier
04 - Baby Feet / Tribe
05 - Ain't Nobody Better Than You / Boobie Knight And The Universal Ladies
06 - Music Makes You Move / Funkhouse Express
07 - Bad Bad Woman / Marie Franklin
08 - The Dance Master / Willie Henderson
09 - Do It / Sass
10 - Funky Thing II / Larry Ellis And The Black Hamm
11 - Charley / The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band
12 - Honey Trippin / The Mystic Moods
13 - Superfly Meets Shaft / John And Earnest




terça-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2014

Scorpions - German Heavy Metal


Scorpions é uma banda de rock originária de Hanôver, Alemanha fundada em 1965 pelo guitarrista Rudolf Schenker, sendo a primeira banda de hard rock formada no país germânico. No início eram chamadas de Nameless (aqueles sem nomes), depois passou para The Scorpions até o final de 1969, depois foram chamados simplesmente de Scorpions. O primeiro álbum da banda foi o LP Lonesome Crow de 1972, com os irmãos Rudolf e Michael Schenker nas guitarras. No ano seguinte, Michael deixa a banda e foi substituido pelo guitarrista Uli Jon Roth, que gravou os álbuns Fly to the Rainbow, em 1974, In Trance em 1975, Virgin Killer, em 1976 e Taken by Force em 1977. O som da banda no início dos anos 70 era originário do hard rock/heavy metal, com nuances de rock psicodélico e com o som mais pesado do que as obras posteriores, já inclinados a uma corrente mais comercial. O último trabalho da "era Uli Jon Roth" é o álbum ao vivo Tokyo Tapes de 1978.


Após a saída de Roth, vem outro jovem alemão Matthias Jabs para ser guitarrista, quando começa o caminho da banda para o mercado dos Estados Unidos com o disco Lovedrive de 1979, que recebeu disco de ouro no país. Na mesma linha seguiria os discos Animal Magnetism em 1980, Blackout de 1982, Love at First Sting, em 1984, Savage Amusement em 1988. Com estes trabalhos demonstraram um som mais comercial, que lhes deram o reconhecimento mundial. Na década posterior os álbuns Crazy World e Face the Heat levantou-os à categoria de banda alemã de maior sucesso, mas passou pela saída de dois dos seus membros, Herman Rarebell e Francis Buchholz. 


Mas eles foram capazes de mudar seu som com os álbuns Pure Instinct e Eye II Eye, que mostraram um som renovado e um toque ainda mais suave em sua carreira. No novo milênio, os projetos sinfônicos Moment of Glory e Acoustica os colocam de volta ao cenário musical, bem como os discos Unbreakable de 2004 e Humanity: Hour I de 2007. A banda realizou uma grande turnê de despedida depois de lançar seu último álbum de estúdio Sting in the Tail de 2010, que durou até 2013.




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domingo, 30 de novembro de 2014

Maskarad - Heavy Psych Prog Rock

By Peter Hammil
Máskarad is a progressive rock band from Sherbrooke, Canada. 

E foi só esta informação que encontrei. Nem o glorioso ProgArchives tinha info desta banda canadense. Som poderoso, confiram...



Tracklist:
1. C’mon Hot 7′s 02:36
2. Cold 03:49
3. Wicked Lover 03:56
4. Planet 5ive 04:35
5. 20 Miles 07:14
6. High to High 03:11
7. The Other Side 05:30
8. A Wild Ride 02:26
9. I Always Thought 03:35
10. I Never Want It To (End) 02:34

PLUS Bonus tracks...

sexta-feira, 28 de novembro de 2014

Kid Creole & The Cococnuts - Funk "Disco" Performance


Thomas August Darnell Browder was born in The Bronx, New York City, USA on August 12, 1950, his mother was from South Carolina and his father from Savannah, Georgia. As an adult, Thom Browder began going by his two middle names as August Darnell.Kid Creole and the Coconuts is an American musical group created and led by August Darnell. Its music incorporates a variety of styles and influences, in particular "American and Latin American, South American, Caribbean, Trinidadian, Calloway" and conceptually inspired by the big band era. The Coconuts are a glamorous trio of female backing vocalists whose lineup has changed throughout the years. Growing up in the melting pot of the Bronx, Darnell was exposed early on to all kinds of music". Darnell began his musical career in a band named The In-Laws with his brother, Stony Browder Jr, in 1965, which disbanded so Darnell could pursue a career as an English teacher. Darnell obtained a masters degree in English, but in 1974 again formed a band with his brother Stony Browder Jr under the name Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. Their self-titled debut release was a Top 40-charting album which was certified gold and was nominated for a Grammy.


Darnell began producing for other artists, such as Don Armando’s Second Avenue Rhumba Band and Gichy Dan’s Beachwood No.9,[4] before adopting the name Kid Creole (adapted from the Elvis Presley film King Creole) in 1980. The persona of Kid Creole is described as:
Inspired by Cab Calloway and the Hollywood films of the 30s and 40s, the Kid fills out his colorful zoot suits with style and grace, dancing onstage with his inimitable, relentless and self-proclaimed cool.
Kid Creole was to be "the larger-than-life central figure in a multi-racial, multi-cultural musical carnival." The co-founders of the band were Darnell and his Savannah Band associate vibraphone player Andy Hernandez, also known as his "trusty sidekick" Coati Mundi. Hernandez served as Darnell's on-stage comic foil, as well as his musical director and arranger. The original Coconuts, a trio of glamorous (and often skimpily-attired) backing vocalists were led by Darnell's then-wife Adriana "Addy" Kaegi, who also served as the choreographer and costume designer of the Coconuts. On their earliest releases, the Coconuts were Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier and Lori Eastside; Eastside dropped out early, and was replaced by Taryn Hagey, who in turn was replaced by Janique Svedberg.


hroughout the 1980s, the band also included Peter Schott on keyboards (Schott also occasionally co-composed material with Darnell), drummer David Span, bass player Carol Colman and legendary Jamaican drummer Winston Grennan. With horn players, percussionists and other adjunct members, the full band line-up often swelled to over a dozen players. Their debut album Off the Coast of Me was critically well-received but not successful commercially. The second release Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places was a concept album matched with a New York Public Theater stage production; it received rave reviews, and Darnell was recognized as a clever lyricist and astute composer, arranger and producer. By the second album they were accompanied by the Pond life horn section Charlie Lagond, Ken Fradley and Lee Robertson as well as lead Guitarist Mark Mazur. They performed "Mister Softee" on Saturday Night Live during their promotional tour for the album. The album charted briefly, and subsequently Coati Mundi's early Latin RAP "Me No Pop I", though not originally on the album, became a Top 40 UK hit single. Their breakthrough came with 1982's Tropical Gangsters, which hit #3 in the UK and spun off three Top 10 hits with "Stool Pigeon", "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy" and "I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby". "Dear Addy" also made the Top 40. In the US the album was retitled Wise Guy and reached #145, and "I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby" flirted with the R&B charts.
Their live shows at this time were among the most propulsive and enchanting of the period, with outlandish dancing and cod theatricals garnishing the Latin beats."













terça-feira, 25 de novembro de 2014

The J.B's - Funk Good Time


Os J.B.'s foram formados em Março de 1970 após a saída maioria dos membros da banda anterior de Brown motivada por uma disputa financeira (as bandas de Brown durante os anos 50 e 60 ficaram conhecidas como "The James Brown Band" e "The James Brown Orchestra"). A formação inicial dos J.B.'s incluía o baixista William "Bootsy" Collins e seu irmão, o guitarrista Phelps "Catfish" Collins, anteriormente membros da obscura banda de funk The Pacesetters; Bobby Byrd (orgão) e John "Jabo" Starks (bateria); três inexperientes músicos (sopro), Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells, Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison e Robert McCollough; e o tocador de conga Johnny Griggs. Esta versão dos J.B.'s tocaram em alguns dos mais intensos discos de Brown, incluindo "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine", "Super Bad", "Soul Power" e "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing". Eles também acompanharam Brown durante a turnê europeia, na qual foi gravado o álbum ao vivo Love Power Peace, estiverem na gravação do disco Sex Machine e lançaram dois singles instrumentais muito sampleados: "The Grunt" e "These Are the J.B.'s".


Em Dezembro de 1970 trombonista Fred Wesley juntou-se novamente a James Brown para liderar os J.B.'s. Outros antigos colaboradores de Brown incluindo Maceo Parker e St. Clair Pinckney seguiram Fred Wesley, enquanto os irmãos Collins e a maioria dos J.B.'s "originais" deixaram Brown para se juntar ao Parliament-Funkadelic de George Clinton. Os integrantes dos J.B.'s mudaram frequentemente até o fim do grupo em 1976, após a saída de Wesley e Parker. Além de ser a banda de apoio de Brown, tanto no palco como em gravações, os J.B.'s também gravaram seus próprios álbuns e singles, algumas vezes com Brown tocando orgão ou sintetizador. Seus álbuns geralmente foram uma mistura de funk e jazz. Alcançaram uma série de sucessos no começo dos anos 70, incluindo "Pass the Peas", "Gimme Some More", e "Doing It to Death". Quase todos seus álbuns foram produzidos por James Brown e a maioria lançada pelo selo de Brown, a People Records. Como muitas músicas de James Brown, os J.B.'s também foram um farta mina para produtores musicais, especialmente do hip-hop com o uso de samples.


Durante os anos 80 e 90 Maceo Parker e Fred Wesley fizeram turnês sob o nome de The JB Horns, às vezes acompanhados de outro braço-direito de Brown: Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis. Os JB Horns gravaram diversos discos para a Gramavision Records que mais tarde foram relançados pela Rhino Records. Também gravaram outro álbum com os produtores Jeff McCray e Richard Mazda chamado I Like It Like That.

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domingo, 23 de novembro de 2014

Rigoni & Schoenherz - Opera Prog Rock from Austria


Victor é uma ópera com rock progressivo, ou um Classical Prog, composto pelos músicos austríacos Richard Schonherz (tecladista / vocalista) e o baterista Manuel Rigoni. A ópera  nos fala sobre o menino de circo Victor. Sua mãe está em uma cadeira de rodas depois de uma queda de um trapézio. Seu pai trabalha como palhaço e quer que o seu filho também se torne um palhaço ... Mas Victor não quer ser um palhaço e não gosta de circo.


Rigoni & Schoenherz biography ( http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=9090 )
Before Richard Schöenherz (born 1947) became known for working in bands such as Dawn and Einstein, he and Manuel Rigoni created the concept album 'Victor'. It is viewed by many as a lost classic of progressive rock, as it balances between orchestrated and sophisticated rock in a unique manner. As well as Richard providing keyboards and lead vocals, and Manuel providing drums and percussion, they combined Kurt Hauenstein (Supermax), Harry Stojka, Achim Buchstab, Johan Daansers and Peter Wolf along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Academy Chamber Choir. 'Victor' is a symphonic tour de force about the power of youth and a plea for deference to authority, war and cruelty. It is centred around a young man and his upbringing in a circus and his thoughts and rebellion, of sorts, against the adult conception of life and what one is supposed to with it. Partly recorded and mixed in the legendary Abbey Road Studios, 'Victor' is still a timeless work that is worth exploring.

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Tracks:
All tracks written by Manuel Rigoni and Richard Schönherz.
01. Victor (Part 1) - 18:40 including:
a). The Invitation
b). The Head Of The Circus Sings For His Beloved Audience
02. Victor (Part 2) - 15:51 including:
a). Who Is Victor
b). Victor's Song For Himself
03. Victor (Part 3) - 17:32 including:
a). Victor's Song For His Father
b). Where Is Victor
04. Victor (Part 4) - 22:28 including:
a). Victor's Dream
b). Victor's Song For The White Man
c). The Song Of Life

Personnel:
- Richard Schönherz - keyboards, lead vocals
- Manuel Rigoni - drums, percussion
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- Harry Stojka - guitar
- Johan Daansen - guitar
- Kurt Hauenstein - bass, lead vocals (04c) 
- Achim Buchstab - lead vocals (02a,03b)
- Peter Wolf - Arp synthesizer (01a)
- The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - orchestra
- Wiener Akademie Kammerchor - choir
- Peter Hauke - producer


Um sonzaço!!!!

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