viernes, 31 de julio de 2009

·"Mastropiero que Nunca" - Les Luthiers

Les Luthiers is a comedy-musical group from Argentina, very popular also in several other Spanish-speaking countries such as Spain, Uruguay, Chile, Venezuela. Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Ecuador. They were formed in 1967 by Gerardo Masana, during the height of a period of very intense Choral Music activity in Argentina's state universities. Their outstanding characteristic are the home-made musical instruments (hence the name luthiers, French for "musical instrument maker"), some of them extremely sophisticated, which they skillfully employ in their recitals to produce music and texts full of high class and refined humor. Les Luthiers began writing humorous pieces primarily in a Baroque style, especially imitating vocal genres such as cantatas, madrigals and serenatas. Later, they diversified into humorous renditions of music in other genres, from romantic lieder and opera to pop, mariachi and even rap. Their stage show is often intermingled with humorous skits, often involving absurd situations, the music and biography of fictional composer Johann Sebastian Mastropiero and a heavy reliance on fairly sophisticated word play. Much of the humor derives from the basic contradictions between the formality and highly developed vocal and instrumental technique of classical musicians and the sheer silliness of their show. Three members of the group also provided their voices for the pigeons in the Latin American and Spanish dubbings of the 2008 Disney film, Bolt. Les Luthiers are known in particular for employing a diverse ensemble of invented instruments created from common, everyday materials. The group's first home-made musical instrument, the bass-pipe a vara (a sort of trombone), was created by Gerardo Masana, the founder of the group, by joining cardboard tubes found in the garbage and miscellaneous items. Forty years later, this instrument is still being used on stage. The first informal instruments were relatively simple, like the Gum-Horn, made with a hose, a funnel and a trumpet's mouthpiece, and some of them were born as a parody of musical instruments, which is the case of the latín (referred to in English as fiddlecan) and the violata, bowed instruments whose resonating chambers are made out of a large tin for processed ham and a paint can respectively, the marimba de cocos, a marimba made out of coconuts, and others. Inventor and instrument-maker Carlos Iraldi (1920 - 1995), as "Les Luthiers' luthier", was responsible for inventing several more sophisticated instruments, including the mandocleta, a bicycle whose rear wheel moves the strings of a mandolin, the bajo barríltono, a Double bass whose body is a giant barrel, and others. After Iraldi's death in 1995 Hugo Domínguez took his place, and made instruments such as the desafinaduccia, the nomeolbídet etc. Current members are Carlos López Puccio (Bowed Strings -violin, viola, cello-, synthesizers, vocals, percussion, dactilophone, etc.), Jorge Maronna (vocals, fretted strings -guitar, bass, banjo, charango, lute-, cello, synthesizers, etc.), Marcos Mundstock (vocals, percussion, trumpet, synthesizer, etc.), Carlos Núñez Cortés (piano, vocals, recorder, piccolo, Bunsen flute, synthesizer, etc.), Daniel Rabinovich (vocals, guitar, violin, bass-pipe, sousaphone, recorder, drums, etc.); and former members were Gerardo Masana ( -founder, died in 1973- (guitar, bass-pipe, vocals, percussion, etc.), and Ernesto Acher -left the group in 1986- (piano, horn, trumpet, clarinet, drums, synthesizers, cello, vocals, etc.) 'Mastropiero que nunca' was a theatrical humour/music show by Les Luthiers, first performed on Friday 9 September 1977 and last done on Sunday 27February 1983 (although it was headlining only during 1977 and 1978). It consisted of nine new (never performed previously) live numbers, which ranged from a madrigal to a salsa skit.

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1- Jingle Bass-Pipe: A taped intro for the show, employing Marcos Mundstock's voice (as broadcaster) using puns.
2- La Bella Y Graciosa Moza (The Beautiful Gracious Lass): A madrigal with humour relying again on puns. Sung (and probably written) by Marcos Mundstock.
3- El Asesino Misterioso (The Mysterious Killer): A long film advert, featuring Carlos Lopez Puccio playing the shoephone (a new instrument invented for the show).
4- Visita A La Universidad De Wildstone (Visit To Wildstone College): A short fake documentary, featuring Ernesto Acher playing another new instrument, the Calephone.
5- El Beso De Ariadna (Ariadna's kiss): Three different versions of a love song, all of them sung by Daniel Rabinovich.
6- Poemas de Gemini (Gemini’s Poem)
7- Lazy Daisy: A music-hall number written and sung in English.
8- Payada De La Vaca (Cow's Payada): A musical duel between two Argentinian folkloric payadores (played by Jorge Maronna and Daniel Rabinovich).
9- Cantata Del Adelantado Don Rodrigo Díaz De Carreras, De Sus Hazañas En Tierras De Indias, de Los Singulares Acontecimientos En Que Se Vio Envuelto y De Cómo Se Desenvolvió: A long cantata including several folkloric passages, about a fictional Spaniard adelantado who'd pre-discovered South America.


10- El Explicado

·"Rockferry" - Duffy

Aimée Ann Duffy (born 23 June 1984), better known by her stage name Duffy, is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Her 2008 debut album Rockferry entered the UK Album Chart at number one. It was the best selling album in the United Kingdom in 2008 with 1.68 million copies sold. The album was certified several times Platinum and sold over 5.5 million copies worldwide, spawning the hits "Mercy" and "Warwick Avenue". With "Mercy", Duffy became the first Welsh female in 25 years to achieve number-one on the UK Singles Chart. In 2008, she won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Rockferry, and she was nominated for two other Grammy awards.

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01- Rockferry
02- Warwick Avenue
04- Stepping Stone
05- Syrup & Honey
06- Hanging on Too Long
07- Mercy
08- Delayed Devotion
09- I'm Scared
10- Distant Dreamer

·"The Boogie Woogie Man" - Albert Ammons

Albert Ammons (September 23, 1907 — December 2, 1949) was an American pianist. Ammons was a player of boogie-woogie, a bluesy jazz style that swept the United States from the late 1930s into the mid 1940s. Born Albert C. Ammons in Chicago, Illinois, his parents were pianists, and he had learned to play by the age of ten. He also played percussion in the drum and bugle corps as a teenager, and was soon performing with bands on the Chicago club scene. After World War I, he became interested in the blues, and learned by listening to Chicago pianists Hersal Thomas and the brothers Jimmy Yancey and Alonzo Yancey. In the early to mid 1920s, Ammons worked as a cab driver for the Silver Taxicab Company and continued to reside in Chicago. In 1924 he met a fellow taxi driver who also played piano, Meade Lux Lewis. Soon the two players began working as a team, performing at club parties. Ammons started his own band at the Club De Lisa in 1934, and remained at the club for the next two years. During that time he played with a five piece unit that included Guy Kelly, Dalbert Bright, Jimmy Hoskins, and Israel Crosby. Ammons also recorded as Albert Ammons's Rhythm Kings for Decca Records in 1936. The Rhythm Kings' version of "Swanee River Boogie" would sell a million copies. Despite this success, he moved from Chicago to New York, where he teamed up with another pianist, Pete Johnson. The two performed regularly at the Café Society, and were occasionally joined by Meade Lux Lewis, and performed with other noted jazz artists such as Benny Goodman and Harry James. In 1938, Ammons appeared at Carnegie Hall with Johnson and Lewis, an event that helped launch the boogie-woogie craze. Record producer Alfred Lion attended John H. Hammond's From Spirituals to Swing concert of December 23, 1938, which had introduced Ammons and Lewis. Two weeks later, he started the Blue Note Records by recording nine Ammons solos ("The Blues", "Boogie Woogie Stomp"), eight by Lewis, and a pair of duets, a one-day session in a rented studio. Recorded as a sideman with Sippie Wallace in the 1940s, Ammons even cut a session with his son, the tenor saxophonist, Gene Ammons. From 2007 on Albert's grand daughter Lila Ammons (a classical trained singer) found back to her roots and started touring with the german pianist Axel Zwingenberger. They even cut a CD "Lady sings the Boogie Woogie". Ammons played himself in the movie, Boogie-Woogie Dream (1944), with Lena Horne, and Pete Johnson. Although the boogie-woogie fad began to die down in 1945, following World War II, Ammons had no difficulty securing work. He continued to tour as a solo artist during this time, and between 1946 and 1949 recorded for Mercury Records, his last sides, with bassist Israel Crosby. Ammons's last triumph came when he played at President Harry S. Truman's inauguration in 1949, the same year as his own death. Ammons died in February 1949 in Chicago. He was interred at the Lincoln Cemetery, at Kedzie Avenue in Blue Island, Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois.

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01- Nagasaki
02- Boogie Woogie Stomp
03- Early Morning Blues
04- Boogie Woogie Prayer - Part 1
05- Boogie Woogie Prayer - Part 2
06- Shout for Joy
07- Chicago in Mind
08- Bass Goin' Crazy
09- Barrel House Boogie
10- Boogie Woogie Man
11- Walkin' the Boogie
12- 6th Avenue Express
13- Pine Creek Boogie
14- Foot Pedal Boogie
15- Movin' the Boogie
16- Swanne River Boogie

·"Live Shea Stadium - New York City, NY (Line Recording), August 15th 1965" - The Beatles

The Beatles staged their second concert tour of the United States (with one date in Canada) in the late summer of 1965. At the peak of American Beatlemania, they played a mixture of outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas, with a historic stop on this venture. The Shea Stadium concert on August 15 was record breaking and one of the most famous concert events of its era. It was the first concert to be held at a major outdoor stadium and set records for attendance and revenue generation — promoter Sid Bernstein said, "Over 55,000 people saw the Beatles at Shea Stadium. We took $304,000, the greatest gross ever in the history of show business" demonstrating that outdoor concerts on a large scale could be successful and profitable. The Beatles were transported to the roof of the World's Fair by helicopter, then taking a Wells Fargo armored truck to the stadium. Film footage taken at the concert shows many teenagers and women crying, screaming, and even fainting. The crowd noise was such that security guards can be seen covering their ears as the the Beatles enter the field. The sound was so deafening that none of The Beatles could hear much of anything. Vox had specially designed 100-watt amplifiers for this tour and it was still not anywhere near loud enough, and so the Beatles used the house amplification system. John Lennon described the noise as "wild" and also twice as deafening when the Beatles performed. Not being able to hear each other or even themselves, The Beatles just played through a list of songs nervously, not knowing what kind of sound was being produced. At the end of the show (during "I'm Down"), John Lennon saw the whole show as being so ridiculous that he just began playing the keyboard with his elbows while the whole group laughed hysterically. The Beatles section of the concert was extremely short by modern standards (just 30 minutes), but was the typical 1965 Beatles tour set list, with Ringo opting to sing "Act Naturally" instead of "I Wanna Be Your Man." A documentary entitled The Beatles at Shea Stadium was produced by Ed Sullivan, NEMS Enterprises Ltd., and the Beatles company Subafilms Ltd. The project utilized twelve cameras to capture the mayhem and mass hysteria that was Beatlemania in America in 1965. With overdubs recorded by the Beatles in London in January 1966 to cover audio problems throughout the concert recording, the documentary aired in the United States in 1966 on the ABC television network, and has been widely available on the bootleg circuit for decades. In May 2007, a recording of the entire show sourced from the actual in-line stadium public address system surfaced. The recording offers a fascinating minute-by-minute document of the complete concert, and more importantly for fans, it offers the actual Beatles performance unaltered by overdubs and sweetening. This is what you’ll hear here.


01- Intro
02- Twist & Shout
03- She's a Woman
04- I Feel Fine
05- Dizzy Miss Lizzy
06- Ticket to Ride
07- Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
08- Can't Buy Me Love
09- Baby’s In Black
10- Act Naturally
11- A Hard Day's Night
12- Help!
13- I'm Down
14- Outro

Bonus Tracks:

Shindig (recorded 3 October 1964 – broadcasted 20 January 1965)

15- Kansas City
16- Boys
17- I’m a Loser
18- Closing theme

Ed Sullivan Show (recorded 14 August 1965 – broadcasted 12 September 1965)

19- Intro
20- I Feel Fine
21- I'm Down
22- Act Naturally
23- Ticket to Ride
24- Outro - Intro
25- Yesterday
26- Help!
27- Outro

Bonus Tracks:

28- Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (stereo)
29- Kansas City (from master tape)

sábado, 25 de julio de 2009

·"All Time Original Hits" - The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers (Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937, Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky - Phil Everly, born Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939, Chicago, Illinois) are brothers and top-selling country-influenced rock and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. The Everlys are the most successful U.S. rock and roll duo on the Hot 100. Their greatest period came between 1957 and 1964. The brothers are both guitarists and use a simple vocal harmony mostly based on parallel thirds. With this, each line can often stand on its own as a melody line. This is in contrast to classic harmony lines which, while working well alongside the melody, sound strange by themselves. One example of their close-harmony is "Devoted to You". The duo's harmony singing had a strong influence on rock and roll groups of the 1960s. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Simon and Garfunkel developed their early singing style by performing Everly covers. The Beatles based the vocal arrangement of "Please Please Me" upon "Cathy's Clown." Their father Ike Everly was a musician. Ike Everly had a show on KMA and KFNF in Shenandoah, Iowa, in the 1940s, with his wife Margaret and two young sons. Singing on the show gave the brothers their first exposure to the music industry. The family sang together live and traveled in the area singing as the Everly Family. The Everly Brothers grew up from ages 5 and 7 through early high school in Shenandoah. The Everly Brothers recorded their first single, "Keep A' Lovin' Me", released in 1956, under Chet Atkins, but it flopped. However, their next, "Bye Bye Love", after being rejected by 30 other acts (including Elvis Presley), reached #2 on the pop charts behind Presley's "Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear", hitting #1 on the Country and the R&B charts. The song, written by the husband and wife Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, became the Everly Brothers' first million-seller. Working with the Bryants, the duo had hits in the United States and the United Kingdom, the biggest "Wake Up Little Susie", "All I Have to Do Is Dream", and "Bird Dog". Others in this period include "Problems" (Pop #2) and "('Til) I Kissed You" (Pop #4). The Everly Brothers also toured extensively with Buddy Holly during 1957 and 1958. According to Holly biographer Philip Norman, they were responsible for the change in style for Buddy and the Crickets from Levis and t-shirts to the Everly's sharp Ivy League suits. Don also remembers Buddy as a generous songwriter who wrote 'Wishing' for them. "We were all from the South, we'd started in country music" said Phil Everly. Phil Everly was one of Buddy Holly's pallbearers at his funeral in February 1959. Don Everly did not attend. He later said, "I couldn't go to the funeral. I couldn't go anywhere. I just took to my bed." In 1960, they continued to have hits. Their first, 1960's "Cathy's Clown" (written by Don and Phil) sold eight million copies, the duo's biggest-selling record. It was number WB1, first release in the United Kingdom by Warner Brothers Records. Other successful Warner Brothers singles followed, such as "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)" (1960) (Pop #7), "Walk Right Back" (1961) (Pop #7), "Crying In The Rain" (1962) (Pop #6), and "That's Old Fashioned" (1962) (Pop #9, their last Top 10 hit). Cadence Records continued to release Everly Brothers singles from the vaults: these included the top ten hit "When Will I Be Loved" (written by Phil) (Pop #8) and the top 40 hit "Like Strangers", as well as lower-charting singles. Their last U.S. Top Ten hit was 1962's "That's Old Fashioned" and succeeding years saw the Everly Brothers selling many fewer records in the United States. Their star had begun to wane two years before the British Invasion in 1964 — although their appeal remained strong in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and elsewhere. Of the 27 singles the Everly Brothers released from 1963 through 1970, only three made the Hot 100, and none peaked higher than #31. However, The Everlys had more success in Britain and Canada, reaching the top 40 in the United Kingdom with singles through 1965, and the top 10 in Canada as late as 1967. The album title In Our Image referred to their influence on a new era of singers like the Beatles. The album Two Yanks in England, was recorded there with backup by The Hollies, is a reflection of their success there. Their 1968 album Roots is touted by some critics as a superior example of their music, however by the end of the 1960s The Everly Brothers were no longer hitmakers in either North America or the United Kingdom, and in 1970 their contract with Warner Bros. lapsed after ten years. In 1970, they were the summer replacement hosts for Johnny Cash's television show. In 1970, Don Everly released his first solo album, but it was not a success. The Everly Brothers resumed performing in 1971, and signed a contract with RCA Records. The duo split on July 14, 1973, when Don Everly came onstage too drunk to perform at Knotts Berry Farm. This was especially embarrassing since it was billed as their last performance, and so family members, friends, and fans from within the music industry were in heavy attendance (including former band member Warren Zevon, whose biography, cited below, contains first-hand accounts of this incident). After several futile attempts, Phil Everly became enraged, smashed his guitar, and stormed offstage and out of the building—dragging his wife, in tow—leaving Don to finish the concert by himself. Don told the crowd, "The Everly Brothers died ten years ago." After the split, the brothers would not speak to each other for the next 10 years, only getting together once in 1975 for their father's funeral. The brothers reformed in 1983 with an album produced by Dave Edmunds. "On the Wings of a Nightingale", written by Paul McCartney, was a minor success and returned them to the U.S. and UK charts. Their reunion concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 22, 1983, which was instigated by English guitarist Albert Lee (who was also the musical director), resulted in a well-received LP and video. They then earned a final charting country-music hit with "Born Yesterday" in 1986 from the album of the same name. During this time Don's son, Edan Everly, would often join the Everly brothers on stage to sing and play guitar. Even though the brothers have not produced studio albums since 1989, they still tour and perform.

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01- Bye Bye Love
02- Devoted to You
03- Wake Up Little Susie
04- All I Have to Do is Dream
05- Problems
06- Let It Be Me
07- Bird Dog
08- Take a Message to Mary
09- Claudette
10- Maybe Tomorrow
11- ['Til] I Kissed You
12- Oh, What a Feeling
13- Poor Jenny
14- Since You Broke my Heart
15- Rocking Alone [In an Old Rocking Chair]
16- This Little Girl of Mine
17- Love of My Life
18- Should We Tell Him
19- Cathy's Clown
20- Hey Doll Baby
21- I'm Here to Get my Baby Out of Jail
22- When Will I Be Loved?
23- I Wonder if I Care as Much
24- Lucille
25- So Sad [to Watch Good Love Go Bad]
26- Walk Right Back
27- Like Strangers
28- Temptation
29- Don't Blame Me
30- So How Come [No One Loves Me]
31- Crying in the Rain

·"40 Grandes Éxitos Vol. 2" - Osvaldo Pugliese y su orquesta

Second and last part of this compilation.

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01- El Paladín
02- Una Vez
03- Ojos Maulas
04- Fuimos
05- La Cachila
06- Hoy Al Recordarla
07- Pasional
08- Dandy
09- El Abrojito
10- Pelele
11- Puente Alsina
12- Sin Palabras
13- Derecho Viejo
14- Vieja Recova
15- Flor De Tango
16- Ventanita De Arrabal
17- NN
18- Barra Querida
19- Jueves
20- La Yumba

·"The Brian Setzer Orchestra" - Brian Setzer

The Brian Setzer Orchestra (sometimes going by the acronym BSO) is a swing and jump blues band formed in 1990 by Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer. Setzer, who had grown up playing the baritone horn in school, often envisioned a rock guitar fronting a big band. In 1990, Setzer organized the orchestra, styled as a big band which included full sections of trumpet, trombone and saxophone players, and a rhythm section with Setzer on guitar and vocals, plus piano, string bass and drums. The orchestra began playing clubs in and around Los Angeles, and was eventually signed to Hollywood Records. This is their first LP recorded and released back in 1994.

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01- Lady Luck
02- Ball and Chain
03- Sittin' on It All the Time
04- Good Rockin' Daddy
05- September Skies
06- Brand New Cadillac
07- There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
08- Route 66
09- Your True Love
10- Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
11- Straight Up
12- Drink That Bottle Down

·"Live 1965" - The Beatles

Compilation of live recordings from 1965 including the whole show at Wembley (NME Poll Winners’ Concert), a wonderful concert in Paris, and the Beatles’ last appearance at Blackpool Night Out UK TV show.


Wembley, London, 11 April 1965

01- Intro
02- I Feel Fine
03- She’s a Woman
04- Baby’s in Black
05- Ticket to Ride
06- Long Tall Sally
07- Outro

Paris, 20 June 1965

08- Twist & Shout
09- She’s a Woman
10- I’m a Loser
11- Can’t Buy Me Love
12- Baby’s in Black
13- I Wanna Be Your Man
14- A Hard Day’s Night
15- Everybody’s Trying to Be my Baby
16- Rock & Roll Music
17- I Feel Fine
18- Ticket to Ride
19- Long Tall Sally

Blackpool Night Out TV show, Blackpool, England, 1 August 1965

27- I Feel Fine
28- I’m Down
29- Act Naturally
30- Ticket to Ride
31- Yesterday
32- Help!

sábado, 18 de julio de 2009

·"Baby, It's You" - The Shirelles

The Shirelles were an American girl group in the early 1960s, and the first to have a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The members of the quartet were Shirley Owens (the main lead singer; later known as Shirley Alston, then Shirley Alston Reeves), Doris Coley (later known as Doris Coley Kenner, then Doris Kenner Jackson; she sang lead on "Dedicated to the One I Love", "Welcome Home Baby", "Blue Holiday" and a number of 'b' sides and album cuts), Beverly Lee, and Addie 'Micki' Harris. The quartet formed in New Jersey in 1958, and went on to release a string of hits including "Baby It's You" (written by Burt Bacharach/Hal David/Barney Williams), "Mama Said", "Foolish Little Girl", and the #1 Pop hits "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (Gerry Goffin/Carole King) and "Soldier Boy" (Florence Greenburg/Luther Dixon). Their "Sha La La" became an international hit when covered by the UK/British group Manfred Mann, giving them a Top 5 hit in 1965, and the song "Boys" was covered by The Beatles. The Beatles also covered "Baby It's You" on their album Please, Please Me in 1963. A year later, this same Burt Bacharach/ Hal David song was also a Top 30 hit in the UK for Sheffield-born singer Dave Berry. The Shirelles were the first major female vocal group of the rock and roll era, defining the so-called girl group sound with their soft, sweet harmonies and yearning innocence. Their music was a blend of pop and R&B, especially Doo-wop and smooth uptown soul that appealed to listeners across the board, before Motown became a crossover phenomenon with white audiences. Though The Chantels preceded them by several years, their international success was unprecedented, as they hit in England, too; their inviting musical blueprint had an enduring influence not just on their immediate followers, but on future generations of female pop singers, who often updated their songs without losing their initial appeal. In addition, they provided some of the earliest hits for important Brill Building songwriters like Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, and Van McCoy.

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01- Baby It's You
02- Things I Want to Hear [Pretty Words]
03- Big John
04- Same Old Story
05- Voice of Experience
06- Irresistible You
07- Soldier Boy
08- Thing of the Past
09- Twenty One
10- Make the Night a Little Longer
11- Twisting in the U.S.A.
12- Putty [In Your Hands]

Bonus Tracks:

13- Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
14- Boys

·"40 Grandes Éxitos Vol. 1" - Osvaldo Pugliese y su orquesta

Osvaldo Pedro Pugliese (Buenos Aires, December 2, 1905 - July 25, 1995) was an Argentine tango musician. He developed dramatic arrangements that retained strong elements of the walking beat of salon tango but also heralded the development of concert-style tango music. Some of his music is used for theatrical dance performances. In Buenos Aires, Pugliese is often played later in the evening when the dancers want to dance more slowly, impressionistically and intimately. Pugliese is a great choice for slower tango dance music, but the arrangements can be a bit more rhythmically challenging than those played by other orchestras. 'Recuerdo' (1944) and 'La yumba' (1946) are two of Pugliese's most popular tangos. Pugliese was outspoken in his political opinions. His communist sympathies, though never violent, at times earned him the hostility of those in power. Populist President Juan Perón is said to have had labor union heavies once intimidate Pugliese by locking him in a sinking boat, rescuing him at the last minute; though the alleged 1949 incident has never been proven (Pugliese, likewise, seldom spoke of it publicly), the day Pres. Perón awarded the great pianist the Order of May (Argentina's highest civilian award), he embraced Pugliese, saying: "Thank you, maestro, for forgiving."

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01- Muchachos Comienza La Ronda
02- El Arranque
03- Farol
04- La Abandoné y No Sabía
05- Tierra Querida
06- Consejo De Oro
07- Tortazos
08- Adiós Bardi
09- Nada Más Que Un Corazón
10- El Sueño Del Pibe
11- Amurado
12- Corrientes y Esmeralda
13- Mala Pinta
14- Silbar De Boyero
15- Cafetín
16- Recuerdo
17- Galleguita
18- Yo Te Bendigo
19- Príncipe
20- El Monito

·"From The Cradle" - Eric Clapton

This is what Eric Clapton is all about. He loves the blues, he lived the blues, he is a blues man. When you hear him growl in "Groaning the Blues", that's Eric practically ripping out his larynx singing the blues to its low-down-and-dirtiest. Eric keeps the blues's integrity alive by recording the songs straight-forward without any overdubs, and yet the sound of the songs are uniquely his own even though they are covers. And his guitarwork in this album is unparalleled. This, in my opinion, is Eric Clapton's best work. Eric should have never gone astray to record hoary pop standards; his home is the blues.

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01- Blues Before Sunrise
02- Third Degree
03- Reconsider Baby
04- Hoochie Coochie Man
05- Five Long Years
06- I'm Tore Down
07- How Long Blues
08- Goin' Away Baby
09- Blues Leave Me Alone
10- Sinner's Prayer
11- Motherless Child
12- It Hurts Me Too
13- Someday After a While
14- Standin' Round Crying
15- Driftin' Blues
16- Groaning the Blues

sábado, 11 de julio de 2009

·"Rock & Roll Heroes at Saturday Club" - Eddie Cochrane & Gene Vincent

Born Edward Raymond Cochran, 3 October 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Eddie Cochran was the consummate rock 'n' roll idol, the one who had the lot. Unfortunately he had it taken away at the criminally young age of 21. Good looks, great guitar playing and the social-commentary lyrics of a Chuck Berry, Eddie was better positioned than anyone to rival Elvis Presley. By the time the Cochran family moved to California around 1950, Eddie was already an accomplished musician. He started to play with Hank Cochran as the Cochran Brothers although they weren't related. Hank had a country heart whilst Eddie was fuelled by a blood supply of the youthful rockabilly sounds. Hank and Eddie went their separate ways with Hank destined for a Hall of Fame career writing country songs. Meanwhile Eddie was by now working closely with Jerry Capehart who was instrumental in attaining him a role in the 1956 rock-flick, The Girl Can't Help It, in which he played “Twenty Flight Rock”. For the next two years he was running high with such revered classics as “Summertime Blues”, “C'Mon Everybody”, “Somethin' Else”, “Three Steps To Heaven”, and “Nervous Breakdown”. They've all been copied to death from metal to punk, rockabilly to country bands - and I think it's fair to say that no-one has really surpassed them. His guitar playing was way ahead of its time. Eddie embarked on a 1960 tour of the UK with his buddy Gene Vincent, and on 17 April 1960 he was killed in a car crash at Chippenham, not before he'd turned the UK scene on its head, with British musicians still today, marveling at his guitar work. The town remembers him every year with a tribute concert, the least that can be done to celebrate the life of one of the best ever.
Vincent Eugene Craddock (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971), better known as Gene Vincent, was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly. Craddock was a Norfolk native and became involved in the local music scene. He changed his name to “Gene Vincent” and formed a rockabilly band called the “Bluecaps” (a term used in reference to enlisted sailors in the U.S. Navy). Gene Vincent and the Bluecaps soon won a talent contest organized by local radio DJ "Sheriff Tex" Davis, who became his manager. In 1956 he wrote "Be-Bop-A-Lula”, a song that was picked up and played by U.S. radio stations, became a hit and launched Gene Vincent as a pop star. After "Be-Bop-A-Lula" became a huge hit (peaking at #7 and spending 20 weeks in the Billboard Pop Chart), Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps were unable to follow it up with the same level of commercial success. He was awarded Gold Records for 2 million sales of “Be-Bop-A-Lula”. Vincent also became one of the first rock stars to star in a film, The Girl Can't Help It together with Jayne Mansfield. Following a visit to Europe in 1959, Vincent managed to attract a new huge and discerning audience there, especially in the United Kingdom and France. By that time his career had mostly ended in the US. In 1960, while on tour in the UK, Vincent and songwriter Sharon Sheeley were seriously injured in a high-speed traffic accident in a private hire taxi traveling through Chippenham, Wiltshire on the A4 on the journey to London Airport where they were set to return to the US that night. The car, a Ford Consul, suffered a blowout causing it to swerve and crash into a lamp post on Rowden Hill. Both Vincent and Sheeley survived, but the accident killed Vincent's tour mate and Sheeley's fiancée, Eddie Cochran.
This recording (from February 23, 1960 at BBC Picadilly Studios, London) is from that last tour, and it’s also their appearance at the mythic Beeb radio show “Saturday Club” hosted by Alan Freeman, and with The Wildcats as backing group for both singers. Bonus tracks come from a UK TV show called Boys Meet Girls, which was filmed-recorded during that same English tour.

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00- Saturday Club’s theme & Introduction
01- Say Mama - Gene Vincent
02- Summertime - Gene Vincent
03- Somethin' Else - Eddie Cochran
04- Hallelujah! I Love Her So - Eddie Cochran
05- Wildcat - Gene Vincent
06- My Heart - Gene Vincent (with Eddie Cochrane on guitar)
07- What'd I Say - Eddie Cochran
08- Interview with Brian Matthew
09- Milk Cow Blues - Eddie Cochran
10- Rocky Road Blues - Gene Vincent
11- Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent
12- Twenty Flight Rock - Eddie Cochran
13- C’mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran

Bonus Tracks (Eddie Cochrane’s songs from UK TV show ‘Boys Meet Girls’, 1960):

14- Interview with Freeman Hover
15- Introduction by Marty Wilde
16- Hallelujah! I Love Her So
17- C’mon Everybody
18- Somethin' Else
19- Interview with Eddie Cochrane
20- Twenty Flight Rock
21- Introduction by Marty Wilde
22- Money Honey
23- Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
24- Hallelujah! I Love Her So
25- Closing Announcement
26- Interview with Monty Lister
27- Summertime Blues
28- Milk Cow Blues
29- Introduction & Interview with Eddie Cochrane
30- I Don’t Like You No More
31- Sweet Little Sixteen
32- Introduction by Marty Wilde
33- White Lightnin’ (with Gene Vincent)

·"Serrat en Directo II" - Joan Manuel Serrat

Second and last part of this live double album.

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01- Temps Era Temps
02- Sinceramente Tuyo
03- Cambalache
04- La Tieta
05- El Titiritero
06- La Saeta
07- Cada Loco con Su Tema
08- Esos Locos Bajitos
09- Fiesta
10- Paraules d'Amor
11- Penélope
12- Lucía

Bonus Track:

13- Para la Libertad (1985 studio version)

·"Sky Blue Sky" - Wilco

After their wild experimental streak of the past decade, Wilco's sixth studio album might feel like a bit of a comedown. Sky Blue Sky is mellow, moody, and uncharacteristically monotone, opening with a pleasant jangle and Jeff Tweedy singing a simple song: "Maybe the sun will shine today, the clouds will blow away." He doesn't even follow it up with a barbed punch line. Mostly written in the studio by the full band, it's certainly the group's most cohesive album in ages, presenting a dense song cycle padded with intricate guitar work, brushed rhythms, and '70s soft-rock accents. In places it sounds like Wings ("Hate It Here"), in others Harry Nilsson ("Walken"), and in the middle it goes a bit Grateful Dead ("Shake It Off"). At the same time, there's a distinct sense of hearing a band finally at ease in its own skin. Sky Blue Sky represents the sound of Wilco finally pulling through its petulant adolescence. "Sky Blue Sky" has hints of early-seventies Southern California folk-rock sweetness in the harmonies. The album is filled with brash guitar solos that take songs like "You Are My Face" and "Shake It Off" in unexpected directions.

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01- Either Way
02- You Are My Face
03- Impossible Germany
04- Sky Blue Sky
05- Side with the Seeds
06- Shake It Off
07- Please Be Patient with Me
08- Hate It Here
09- Leave Me [Like You Found Me]
10- Walken
11- What Light
12- On and On and On

·"Live 1964" - The Beatles

Compilation of live recordings from 1964 including edited excerpts of two different Paris concerts at the Olympia, the whole show at Wembley (NME Poll Winners’ Concert), a wonderful concert in Melbourne (Australia) with Ringo back on drums after his tonsillitis, and the rare 1964 appearance at Big Night Out TV show featured here for the first time complete and straight on line from the long believed lost original video tape.


London Palladium, 12 January 1964

01- I Want To Hold You Hand
02- This Boy
03- All My Loving
04- Money (That’s What I Want)
05- Twist & Shout

Paris, 22 & 31 January 1964

06- From Me to You
07- I Saw Her Standing There
08- This Boy
09- I Want To Hold You Hand
10- She Loves You
11- Twist & Shout
12- From Me to You
13- Long Tall Sally
14- From Me to You

Around The Beatles, 6 May 1964

15- Shout

Melbourne, Australia, 17 June 1964

16- Intro
17- I Saw Her Standing There
18- You Can’t Do That
19- All My Loving
20- She Loves You
21- Till There Was You
22- Roll over Beethoven
23- Can’t Buy Me Love
24- This Boy
25- Twist & Shout
26- Long Tall Sally

Big Night Out TV show, Blackpool, England, 19 July 1964

27- Intro
28- A Hard Day’s Night
29- Things We Said Today
30- You Can’t Do That
31- If I Fell
32- Long Tall Sally

sábado, 4 de julio de 2009

·"We Are The Pipettes" - The Pipettes

We Are The Pipettes is the debut album from The Pipettes and is named after the group's theme song of the same title. It was released on 17 July 2006 in the UK on Memphis Industries and is available on CD, vinyl and digital download. The song "We Are the Pipettes" was featured in "Everything Changes", the first episode of the TV series Torchwood. In 2007 the entire album was remixed as part of their United States record deal with Cherrytree Records, by Greg Wells, and features two new tracks that are not included on the original release; "Dance and Boogie" and "Baby, Just Be Yourself". So it was released, with a different cover from the British release, on 2 October in North America and on 17 October in Asia.

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01- We Are The Pipettes
02- Pull Shapes
03- Why Did You Stay
04- Dirty Mind
05- It Hurts To See You Dance So Well
06- Judy
07- A Winters Sky
08- Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me
09- Tell Me What You Want
10- Because It's Not Love [But It's Still A Feeling]
11- Sex
12- One Night Stand
13- ABC
14- I Love You

Bonus Tracks:

15- Dance and Boogie
16- Baby, Just Be Yourself

· "Serrat en Directo I" - Joan Manuel Serrat

Joan Manuel Serrat is more than just a singer and songwriter from Catalunia, Spain. He's one of the most brilliant voices and composers in the spectrum of the Spanish (and Catalan) language. Since his early days, he's been creating some of the most beautiful pieces, touching on political and social matters every bit as much as love and relationships. With Serrat En Directo (something like Serrat Live) you are presented with a comprehensive sample of his best works up to 1984 (when it was originally released). It is a must reference for longtime Serrat followers and newcomers into his music alike, since it provides a peek into a very wide range of his early works and, for the "hardcore" fans, it also offers new arrangements of some of his classic songs, such as "Cantares", "De vez en cuando la vida" and "Cada Loco Con Su Tema", which had come out not too long before this live album. This is the first of two parts.

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01- Intro
02- Cantares
03- De Vez en Cuando la Vida
04- Aristocracia del Barrio
05- Aquellas Pequeñas Cosas
06- Tu Nombre Me Sabe a Yerba
07- Sería Fantástic
08- Algo Personal
09- Romance de Curro, el Palmo
10- Mediterráneo
11- Plany al Mar
12- Para la Libertad

Bonus Track:

13- Fiesta (1985 studio version)

·"Pappo 1970-2005 Vol. 2" - Pappo

Pappo is the pseudonym of Argentine blues and metal/rock musician Norberto Napolitano (Buenos Aires, 10 March 1950 - Luján, Buenos Aires province, 24 February 2005). A native of the middle-class La Paternal neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Pappo started playing the guitar at the age of ten, and became active in Argentine rock since its beginnings. Here's the second and last part of a compilation featuring his best work.

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01- Fiesta Cervezal
02- Gato de la Calle Negra
03- Abelardo, el Pollo
04- Con Elvira es Otra Cosa
05- Malas Compañías
06- Mírese Adentro
07- Longchamps Boogie
08- Mi Vieja
09- Blues Local
10- El Tropezón
11- Sube a Mi Voituré
12- Ruta 66
13- Perro en la Vereda
14- Rock & Roll y Fiebre
15- Juntos a la Par
16- Mejor que Vos
17- Yo te Amo Más
18- Descortés
19- Botas Sucias
20- Quizás Mañana
21- Tributo a B.B. King
22- La Voituré (versión acústica)

·"The Beatles' First US Concert" - The Beatles

The Beatles' rise to prominence in the United States of America, in February 1964, was the single most significant development in the history of the band's commercial success. In addition to establishing The Beatles' international stature, it changed attitudes to popular music in the United States whose own Memphis-driven R&B culture had until then been its dominant influence and a global trend-setter. On 7 February 1964, a crowd of four thousand fans at Heathrow Airport waved and screamed at The Beatles as they took off from the UK for their first trip to the United States as a group. After failures with earlier releases, their first Capitol single release "I Want to Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There" had sold 2.6 million copies in the prior 2 weeks but The Beatles were still nervous about how they would be received in the United States. Their arrival at John F. Kennedy Airport was greeted by another large vociferous crowd of people, estimated at about 3,000 fans. Two days after arriving in the USA, the Beatles made their first live American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, watched by approximately 74 million viewers, a number representing about half the American population at that moment. Two days after the television appearance, on 11 February 1964, The Beatles' first U.S. concert took place, at Washington Coliseum, a sports arena in Washington, D.C. The concert was attended by eight thousand fans. The Beatles performed on a central stage in the arena, with the audience on all sides, and there were regular pauses to enable the band to turn their equipment around and perform facing in another direction. The concert generated intense excitement. Beatlemania was finally to hit the USA.


01 - Intro
02 - Roll Over Beethoven
03 - From Me to You
04 - I Saw Her Standing There
05 - This Boy
06 - All My Loving
07 - I Wanna Be Your Man
08 - Please Please Me
09 - Till There Was You
10 - She Loves You
11 - I Want to Hold Your Hand
12 - Twist & Shout (complete)
13 - Long Tall Sally

Bonus tracks:

Miami dress-rehearsal, 16 February 1964 (afternoon)

14 - She Loves You
15 - This Boy
16 - All My Loving
17 - I Saw Her Standing There
18 - From Me to You
19 - I Want to Hold Your Hand

jueves, 2 de julio de 2009

·"Covered by The Beatles - Vol. 3 - The Hamburg Years"

Third and last of these three CDs which explore the genesis of the music of The Beatles, by taking a look back at some of the early rock and roll music which influenced Lennon, Mc Cartney, Harrison and Starr. These were the artists that were their idols, and these are the songs that they covered on stage in Hamburg and at the Cavern, on the BBC, and on their early albums. In a word, these are the records the Beatles listened to the way we listen to Beatles records…

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01- Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
02- Your Feet's Too Big - Fats Waller
03- Bésame Mucho - The Coasters
04- Reminiscing - Buddy Holly
05- Little Queenie - Chuck Berry
06- Falling in Love Again - Marlene Dietrich
07- Be Bop a Lula - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
08- Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Eddie Cochran
09- Red Sails in the Sunset - Big Joe Turner
10- Talkin' 'Bout You - Chuck Berry
11- I Wish I Could Shimmy Like my Sister Kate - The Olympics
12- Long Tall Sally - Elvis Presley
13- I Remember You - Frank Ifield
14- Where Have You Been All My Life? - Arthur Alexander
15- Sheila - Tommy Roe
16- My Girl is Red Hot - Ronnie Hawkins
17- Dream Baby - Roy Orbison
18- A Picture of You - Joe Brown and The Bruvvers
19- The Sheik of Araby - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
20- Take Good Care of my Baby - Bobby Vee
21- Three Cool Cats - The Coasters
22- September in the Rain - Dinah Washington
23- Searchin' - The Coasters
24- Ain't She Sweet? - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
25- That’ll Be the Day - Buddy Holly & The Crickets