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Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band to Perform at Benefit for The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

Feb. 20, 2018 -- The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation (LAPMF) will hold a special benefit concert on Tuesday March 6 at Avalon Hollywood. The evening will begin with a performance by LA-based rock musicians Heaven & Earth. Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band will close the evening out.
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"While participating in the Memorial Foundation's Charity Golf Tournament I had the opportunity to get to know families that lost a loved one," says Stuart Smith, Heaven & Earth.

He continues "They lost a spouse or a parent over something so stupid as a traffic stop. My heart went out to them. I am very proud to be able to help out the men and women of the LAPD that do this every day for so little and are generally very unappreciated. Steven Tyler also wanted to do more to help," said Smith.

Proceeds from this event benefit LAPD employees and their immediate family members who have been afflicted by a tragedy including being injured or killed in the line of duty. The Foundation takes care of the widows and orphans of Officers when they may not have any other means.

The Foundation helps ensure the children of Officers killed have the funds available to go to college, and helps with medical costs and other life necessities. Since it's inception in 1972, the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation has granted over $18 million without any direct taxpayer money.

Tickets: LAPMFBenefitConcert.eventbrite.com

Further information about the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at www.LAPMF.org.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

Pictured in Photo: Stuart Smith of Heaven & Earth, L.A Police Chief Charlie Beck and Steven Tyler

#steventyler #Aerosmith #musician #memorial #rockandroll #70smusic #80smusic #lovingmaryband #heavenandearth Heaven and Earth Band
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Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band to Perform at Benefit for The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

Feb. 20, 2018 -- The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation (LAPMF) will hold a special benefit concert on Tuesday March 6 at Avalon Hollywood. The evening will begin with a performance by LA-based rock musicians Heaven & Earth.  Steven Tyler and the Loving Mary Band will close the evening out.
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While participating in the Memorial Foundations Charity Golf Tournament I had the opportunity to get to know families that lost a loved one, says Stuart Smith, Heaven & Earth.

He continues They lost a spouse or a parent over something so stupid as a traffic stop. My heart went out to them.  I am very proud to be able to help out the men and women of the LAPD that do this every day for so little and are generally very unappreciated. Steven Tyler also wanted to do more to help, said Smith.

Proceeds from this event benefit LAPD employees and their immediate family members who have been afflicted by a tragedy including being injured or killed in the line of duty. The Foundation takes care of the widows and orphans of Officers when they may not have any other means.

The Foundation helps ensure the children of Officers killed have the funds available to go to college, and helps with medical costs and other life necessities. Since its inception in 1972, the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation has granted over $18 million without any direct taxpayer money.

Tickets: LAPMFBenefitConcert.eventbrite.com

Further information about the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at www.LAPMF.org.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation

Pictured in Photo:  Stuart Smith of Heaven & Earth, L.A Police Chief Charlie Beck and Steven Tyler

#steventyler #Aerosmith #musician #memorial #rockandroll #70smusic #80smusic #lovingmaryband #heavenandearth Heaven and Earth Band
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

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Happy Birthday 'Kid Klown'

Feb. 17, 2018 (O&F) -- Today is the birthday of the late Mark Towner, the entertainer whose career highlights include hosting Los Angeles' Emmy winning television show 'Kids View.'

He was also a graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Clown College. And he was half of the team that made up the underground radio program 'The Oscar & Flannigan Show with Mark Tower and Robert Neil.'

Here is clip from one of the Oscar & Flannigan Shows.

#kidklown #radio #clown #ringlingbros #rip
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Jon Bon Jovi Partners with Winemaker Gérard Bertrand to Launch a Premium Rosé Wine

Feb. 15, 2018 -- Award winning music icon, Jon Bon Jovi and acclaimed French winemaker, Gérard Bertrand, have joined forces to launch a premium rosé wine label, Diving into Hampton Water, soon to be available in the US market.

The venture was inspired by Bon Jovi's son, Jesse Bongiovi, former Notre Dame football player, who played a pivotal role in the brand's creation. The idea to create a wine, emblematic of a bon vivant lifestyle, emerged during time spent in the Hamptons, between Bon Jovi and his son. Rosé, a popular drink for the Bongiovi's, had initially been dubbed 'pink juice' by Bon Jovi, until Jesse and a friend inadvertently coined the name, Hampton Water, and an idea was born.

After a number of visits between the US and Gérard Bertrand's wineries in the South of France, as well as numerous blending and tasting sessions, the wine is now ready for release. The wine is described as a fresh and lively rosé, with distinctive minerality, featuring Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre, grape varieties characteristic of the French Mediterranean region.

Bon Jovi states, "Creating this wine with Gérard was just as creative as collaborating with another songwriter, Gérard uses his talents and wine knowledge just like a gifted musician. And working with my son on this has been an amazing experience."
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Diving into Hampton Water rosé wine is set to hit the shelves before spring 2018 and will retail for $25.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Gérard Bertrand USA

#bonjovi #musician #wine #vinyard #finewine #winery #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #ボンジョヴィ
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Jon Bon Jovi Partners with Winemaker Gérard Bertrand to Launch a Premium Rosé Wine

Feb. 15, 2018 -- Award winning music icon, Jon Bon Jovi and acclaimed French winemaker, Gérard Bertrand, have joined forces to launch a premium rosé wine label, Diving into Hampton Water, soon to be available in the US market.

The venture was inspired by Bon Jovis son, Jesse Bongiovi, former Notre Dame football player, who played a pivotal role in the brands creation. The idea to create a wine, emblematic of a bon vivant lifestyle, emerged during time spent in the Hamptons, between Bon Jovi and his son. Rosé, a popular drink for the Bongiovis, had initially been dubbed pink juice by Bon Jovi, until Jesse and a friend inadvertently coined the name, Hampton Water, and an idea was born.

After a number of visits between the US and Gérard Bertrands wineries in the South of France, as well as numerous blending and tasting sessions, the wine is now ready for release. The wine is described as a fresh and lively rosé, with distinctive minerality, featuring Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre, grape varieties characteristic of the French Mediterranean region.

Bon Jovi states, Creating this wine with Gérard was just as creative as collaborating with another songwriter, Gérard uses his talents and wine knowledge just like a gifted musician. And working with my son on this has been an amazing experience.
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Diving into Hampton Water rosé wine is set to hit the shelves before spring 2018 and will retail for $25.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Gérard Bertrand USA

#bonjovi #musician #wine #vinyard #finewine #winery #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #ボンジョヴィ
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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Soundtrack to Marvel's 'Black Panther' Movie Out this Friday

Feb. 14, 2018 -- Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital album of the ‘Black Panther’ score, composed by Grammy-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson, on February 16, the same day the movie opens in theaters.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay. Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.

"Black Panther" marks Göransson's third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler ("Creed," "Fruitvale Station"). The Swedish-born composer wrote the original songs for "Creed" and has also produced albums for Childish Gambino, Haim, and Chance the Rapper.

Göransson recorded the score in London with a 132-piece western classical orchestra, African percussionists and a 40-person choir.

Göransson said, "After reading Ryan's first draft of the script, I quickly realized that the only way I could properly score 'Black Panther' was to travel to Africa to record, research and learn from as many musicians I could find.

"I was introduced to Senegal's most incredible musicians and storytellers, and from there it all started to come together. One of the instruments that especially caught my attention was the talking drum, which together with West African sabar drums and ceremonial rhythms, became the foundation for the score."

Göransson infused a wide array of African instrumentation into the score and character themes.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Marvel Music/Hollywood Records

#blackpanther #soundtrack #moviemusic #marvelcomics #comics #superhero #marvel #stanlee #creed Marvel Black Panther Movie

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Soundtrack to Marvels Black Panther Movie Out this Friday

Feb. 14, 2018 -- Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital album of the ‘Black Panther’ score, composed by Grammy-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson, on February 16, the same day the movie opens in theaters.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis DEsposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios Black Panther hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.

Black Panther marks Göranssons third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station). The Swedish-born composer wrote the original songs for Creed and has also produced albums for Childish Gambino, Haim, and Chance the Rapper.

Göransson recorded the score in London with a 132-piece western classical orchestra, African percussionists and a 40-person choir.

Göransson said, After reading Ryans first draft of the script, I quickly realized that the only way I could properly score Black Panther was to travel to Africa to record, research and learn from as many musicians I could find.

I was introduced to Senegals most incredible musicians and storytellers, and from there it all started to come together.  One of the instruments that especially caught my attention was the talking drum, which together with West African sabar drums and ceremonial rhythms, became the foundation for the score.

Göransson infused a wide array of African instrumentation into the score and character themes.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Marvel Music/Hollywood Records

#blackpanther #soundtrack #moviemusic #marvelcomics #comics #superhero #marvel #stanlee #creed Marvel Black Panther Movie

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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Jackson Browne Announces June 2018 Tour

Feb. 13, 2018 -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne announces June 2018 tour dates in in the Midwest with his full band. Advance tickets are available beginning February 14 at 10 AM (local time), with general tickets available beginning February 15 (local time). Ticket sale information is available at www.jacksonbrowne.com.

Accompanying Jackson on the road in the Midwest are band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Shane Fontayne (guitar), Alethea Mills (Vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards), and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).
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For more tour details, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com.

2018 JACKSON BROWNE Full Band Tour Dates

JUNE 5
Cincinnati, OH
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

8
Sterling Heights, MI
Michigan Lottery Amp. at Freedom Hill

9
Northfield Park, OH
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

11
Indianapolis, IN
Murat Theatre

12
Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Center - Whitney Hall

16
Milwaukee, WI
Riverside Theatre

18
Bayfield, WI
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

19
Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre

21
Des Moines, IA
Civic Center

22
Lincoln, NE
Pinewood Bowl Theater

24
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Music Hall

25
St Louis, MO
Peabody Opera House

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #70smusic #80smusic #livemusic #concerttour #concert #acousticrock #2018concert #musician #popularmusic #ジャクソンブラウン
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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Jackson Browne Announces June 2018 Tour

Feb. 13, 2018 -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne announces June 2018 tour dates in in the Midwest with his full band. Advance tickets are available beginning February 14 at 10 AM (local time), with general tickets available beginning February 15 (local time). Ticket sale information is available at www.jacksonbrowne.com.

Accompanying Jackson on the road in the Midwest are band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Shane Fontayne (guitar), Alethea Mills (Vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards), and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).
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For more tour details, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com.

2018 JACKSON BROWNE Full Band Tour Dates

JUNE  5
Cincinnati, OH
PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center

8
Sterling Heights, MI
Michigan Lottery Amp. at Freedom Hill

9
Northfield Park, OH
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

11
Indianapolis, IN
Murat Theatre

12
Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Center - Whitney Hall

16
Milwaukee, WI
Riverside Theatre

18
Bayfield, WI
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

19
Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre

21
Des Moines, IA
Civic Center

22
Lincoln, NE
Pinewood Bowl Theater

24
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Music Hall

25
St Louis, MO
Peabody Opera House

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #70smusic #80smusic #livemusic #concerttour #concert #acousticrock #2018concert #musician #popularmusic #ジャクソンブラウン
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Beach Boys' 1966 Masterpiece 'Pet Sounds' is Being Re-Released Today in a Limited Colored Vinyl Edition

Feb. 9, 2018 -- Today, The Beach Boys' acclaimed 1966 album Pet Sounds is being released in a limited colored vinyl LP edition by Capitol/UMe.

Limited to 2000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl, the collectible special edition presents the classic album's stereo mix on a 130-gram LP pressed on split translucent yellow and green vinyl.

‘Pet Sounds’ was the Beach Boys' 12th studio album and is considered by music critics to be one of popular music's most influential and universally-acclaimed albums. Since its original release on May 16, 1966, the masterpiece has reigned at the top of countless critic and fan polls, maintaining its timeless rank as one of popular music's most-cited influences.

More than 100 domestic and international publications and journalists have lauded Pet Sounds as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. In 1995, Pet Sounds topped MOJO's special list of "The Greatest Albums of All Time" at No. 1, and in 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it at No. 2 on the magazine's oft-cited list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."

The limited edition Pet Sounds colored vinyl LP is available at The Sound of Vinyl website: thesoundofvinyl.us

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Capitol/UMe

#beachboys #vinyl #musician #classicrock #60smusic #70smusic #rockmusic #popularmusic #ビーチボーイズ #ビニール

◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Beach Boys 1966 Masterpiece Pet Sounds is Being Re-Released Today in a Limited Colored Vinyl Edition

Feb. 9, 2018 -- Today, The Beach Boys acclaimed 1966 album Pet Sounds is being released in a limited colored vinyl LP edition by Capitol/UMe.

Limited to 2000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl, the collectible special edition presents the classic albums stereo mix on a 130-gram LP pressed on split translucent yellow and green vinyl.

‘Pet Sounds’ was the Beach Boys 12th studio album and is considered by music critics to be one of popular musics most influential and universally-acclaimed albums. Since its original release on May 16, 1966, the masterpiece has reigned at the top of countless critic and fan polls, maintaining its timeless rank as one of popular musics most-cited influences.

More than 100 domestic and international publications and journalists have lauded Pet Sounds as one of the greatest albums ever recorded. In 1995, Pet Sounds topped MOJOs special list of The Greatest Albums of All Time at No. 1, and in 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it at No. 2 on the magazines oft-cited list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

The limited edition Pet Sounds colored vinyl LP is available at The Sound of Vinyl website:  http://thesoundofvinyl.us

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Capitol/UMe

#beachboys #vinyl #musician #classicrock #60smusic #70smusic #rockmusic #popularmusic #ビーチボーイズ #ビニール

◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

New Toto Greatest Hits Album Featuring Three New Songs Being Released Tomorrow

Feb. 8, 2018 – Toto has announced a February 9 worldwide release of the brand new greatest hits package titled ‘40 Trips Around The Sun.’
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The 17 track album features three previously unreleased recordings: "Spanish Sea" "Alone" and "Struck By Lightning" alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team.

The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on this release.

Additionally, the band will begin the first leg of a worldwide tour February 11 in support of its 40th anniversary. So far, 36 shows in Europe have been announced and the tour will be the band's most extensive run in years and is expected to hit the U.S. later in 2018.

TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTING
Alone
Spanish Sea
I'll Supply The Love
I'll Be Over You
Stranger In Town
99
Struck By Lightning
Pamela
Afraid Of Love
I Won't Hold You Back
Jake To The Bone
Stop Loving You
Lea
Hold The Line
George Porgy
Rosanna
Africa
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TOTO – 2018 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN EUROPEAN TOUR

2/11
Helsinki, FI

2/12
Tallinn, EE

2/14
Stockholm, SE

2/16
Oslo, NO

2/17
Copenhagen, DK

2/19
Hamburg, DE

2/21
Dusseldorf, DE

2/22
Munich, DE

2/24
Berlin, DE

2/25
Leipzig, DE

2/27
Prague, CZ

2/28
Krakow, PL

3/2
Vienna, AT

3/4
Sofia, BG

3/5
Skopje, MK

3/9
Zagreb, HR

3/10
Milan, IT

3/12
Zurich, CH

3/13
Stuttgart, DE

3/15
Lille, FR

3/17
Amsterdam, NL

3/18
Brussels, BE

3/20
Offenbach, DE

3/22
Geneva, CH

3/23
Bologna, IT

3/25
Marseille, FR

3/26
Toulouse, FR

3/27
Lyon, FR

3/29
Luxembourg City, LU

3/30
Paris, FR

4/1
London, UK

4/2
Manchester, UK

4/4
Dublin, IE

4/5
Dublin, IE

4/7
Belfast, UK

4/8
Glasgow, UK

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings
Photographer - Scott Richie

#toto #totoafrica #totoband #livemusic
#2018concert #musician #newmusic #newalbum #70smusic #80smusic #greatesthits
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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New Toto Greatest Hits Album Featuring Three New Songs Being Released Tomorrow

Feb. 8, 2018 – Toto has announced a February 9 worldwide release of the brand new greatest hits package titled ‘40 Trips Around The Sun.’
-
The 17 track album features three previously unreleased recordings: Spanish Sea Alone and Struck By Lightning alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team.

The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on this release.

Additionally, the band will begin the first leg of a worldwide tour February 11 in support of its 40th anniversary. So far, 36 shows in Europe have been announced and the tour will be the bands most extensive run in years and is expected to hit the U.S. later in 2018.

TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTING
Alone
Spanish Sea
Ill Supply The Love
Ill Be Over You
Stranger In Town
99
Struck By Lightning
Pamela
Afraid Of Love
I Wont Hold You Back
Jake To The Bone
Stop Loving You
Lea
Hold The Line
George Porgy
Rosanna
Africa
--
TOTO – 2018 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN EUROPEAN TOUR

2/11
Helsinki, FI

2/12
Tallinn, EE

2/14
Stockholm, SE

2/16
Oslo, NO

2/17
Copenhagen, DK

2/19
Hamburg, DE

2/21
Dusseldorf, DE

2/22
Munich, DE

2/24
Berlin, DE

2/25
Leipzig, DE

2/27
Prague, CZ

2/28
Krakow, PL

3/2
Vienna, AT

3/4
Sofia, BG

3/5
Skopje, MK

3/9
Zagreb, HR

3/10
Milan, IT

3/12
Zurich, CH

3/13
Stuttgart, DE

3/15
Lille, FR

3/17
Amsterdam, NL

3/18
Brussels, BE

3/20
Offenbach, DE

3/22
Geneva, CH

3/23
Bologna, IT

3/25
Marseille, FR

3/26
Toulouse, FR

3/27
Lyon, FR

3/29
Luxembourg City, LU

3/30
Paris, FR

4/1
London, UK

4/2
Manchester, UK

4/4
Dublin, IE

4/5
Dublin, IE

4/7
Belfast, UK

4/8
Glasgow, UK

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Legacy Recordings
Photographer - Scott Richie

#toto #totoafrica #totoband #livemusic
#2018concert #musician #newmusic #newalbum #70smusic #80smusic #greatesthits
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell Tour

Feb. 7, 2018 (O&F) – After rock and roll firmly established itself as the most popular music genre out there, some started to not only wonder how long it would last, but also how aging rock and roll stars would eventually fade into the sunset.

With the new announcement that Ozzy Osbourne plans to retire from touring, we’re getting an idea of how that question is answered from rock legends who have spent so many years on the road.

Osbourne says his upcoming – and appropriately titled – ‘No More Tours 2’ will be his last. He joins fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Neil Diamond, Elton John and Paul Simon, who have all recently announced a retirement from touring.

Osbourne said one of his “biggest fears is to be found dead in a hotel room. It’s time to come home.”
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Tickets for ‘No More Tours 2’ go on sale Feb. 17 at LiveNation.com.

Photo Courtesy Live Nation

#ozzyosbourne #livemusic #concerttour #heavymetal #rockandroll #neildiamond #paulsimon #eltonjohn #retirement #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇
... See MoreSee Less

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell Tour

Feb. 7, 2018 (O&F) – After rock and roll firmly established itself as the most popular music genre out there, some started to not only wonder how long it would last, but also how aging rock and roll stars would eventually fade into the sunset.

With the new announcement that Ozzy Osbourne plans to retire from touring, we’re getting an idea of how that question is answered from rock legends who have spent so many years on the road.

Osbourne says his upcoming – and appropriately titled – ‘No More Tours 2’ will be his last.  He joins fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Neil Diamond, Elton John and Paul Simon, who have all recently announced a retirement from touring.

Osbourne said one of his “biggest fears is to be found dead in a hotel room.  It’s time to come home.”
-
Tickets for ‘No More Tours 2’ go on sale Feb. 17 at LiveNation.com.

Photo Courtesy Live Nation

#ozzyosbourne #livemusic #concerttour #heavymetal #rockandroll #neildiamond #paulsimon #eltonjohn #retirement #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets◇

Howard Stern to Honor David Bowie with Radio Special This Friday

Feb. 7, 2018 -- Howard Stern and SiriusXM will honor David Bowie with a special radio event on Friday, February 9, exclusively on SiriusXM channel Howard 101.
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"When I got into rock & roll music, one of the artists that I first really got into was David Bowie," said Stern. "He was always evolving, he was always on top of things, he was just a great musician and a great songwriter and a great singer. I want to make sure that people remember David Bowie."
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‘The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie’ will feature a wide variety of artists inspired by the late musician, performing his songs with their own inventive styles and interpretations. Contributors include Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, Todd Rundgren, Greta Van Fleet, Biffy Clyro, The Struts and a rare collaboration between rock stalwarts Umphrey's McGee and Huey Lewis.

Each artist selected and performed their songs exclusively for Stern's special, with Peter Frampton recording before a live audience.

The tribute broadcast will be hosted by Bowie's long-time producer Tony Visconti. "David Bowie's lasting influence on music, past, present, and future is absolutely phenomenal. He will be played a hundred years from now," Visconti said. "I'm glad we can share these fantastic interpretations of his songs. The people who rose to the occasion for the Howard Stern tribute did an amazing job."

The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie will premiere on Friday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The special will also be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app.

PETER FRAMPTON-Rebel Rebel (Live)
GARBAGE-Starman
GRETA VAN FLEET-The Jean Genie
UMPHREY'S MCGEE (ft. HUEY LEWIS and JEFF COFFIN)-Let's Dance
KRISTEEN YOUNG-Moonage Daydream
BRITT DANIEL-Never Let Me Down
DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS-Young Americans
COREY TAYLOR-Fashion
MICHAEL PENN-After All
THE STRUTS-Suffragette City
LISA LOEB-All The Young Dudes
SUN KIL MOON (ft. PETRA HADEN)-John, I'm Only Dancing
JADE BIRD-Quicksand
BIFFY CLYRO-Modern Love
BONES-I'm Afraid Of Americans
SHAWN COLVIN-Heroes
TODD RUNDGREN-Life On Mars?
DAWES-Oh! You Pretty Things
NIKKI LANE-Golden Years
BLEACHERS-Ziggy Stardust
CAR SEAT HEADREST-Ashes to Ashes
LOW CUT CONNIE-Diamond Dogs
DARYL HALL-Fame
GOGOL BORDELLO-Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN-Space Oddity

SOURCE SiriusXM

#davidbowie #howardstern #peterframpton #hallandoates #hueylewisandthenews #GretaVanFleet #BiffyClyro #Umphrey #bones

Editor’s Notes: You can also listen to the radio documentary ‘David Bowie -- Changes: Retrospective of a Rock Icon’ from the O&F Studios radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music.’ The show is available as a podcast at directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5542500.

The program is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and a variety of other outlets.

(O&F Studios and ‘Documenting Popular Music’ are not affiliated with SiriusXM or Howard Stern)
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Howard Stern to Honor David Bowie with Radio Special This Friday

Feb. 7, 2018 -- Howard Stern and SiriusXM will honor David Bowie with a special radio event on Friday, February 9, exclusively on SiriusXM channel Howard 101.
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When I got into rock & roll music, one of the artists that I first really got into was David Bowie, said Stern. He was always evolving, he was always on top of things, he was just a great musician and a great songwriter and a great singer. I want to make sure that people remember David Bowie.
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‘The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie’ will feature a wide variety of artists inspired by the late musician, performing his songs with their own inventive styles and interpretations. Contributors include Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, Todd Rundgren, Greta Van Fleet, Biffy Clyro, The Struts and a rare collaboration between rock stalwarts Umphreys McGee and Huey Lewis.

Each artist selected and performed their songs exclusively for Sterns special, with Peter Frampton recording before a live audience.

The tribute broadcast will be hosted by Bowies long-time producer Tony Visconti. David Bowies lasting influence on music, past, present, and future is absolutely phenomenal. He will be played a hundred years from now, Visconti said. Im glad we can share these fantastic interpretations of his songs. The people who rose to the occasion for the Howard Stern tribute did an amazing job.

The Howard Stern Tribute to David Bowie will premiere on Friday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET. The special will also be available On Demand via the SiriusXM app.

PETER FRAMPTON-Rebel Rebel (Live)
GARBAGE-Starman
GRETA VAN FLEET-The Jean Genie
UMPHREYS MCGEE (ft. HUEY LEWIS and JEFF COFFIN)-Lets Dance
KRISTEEN YOUNG-Moonage Daydream
BRITT DANIEL-Never Let Me Down
DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS-Young Americans
COREY TAYLOR-Fashion
MICHAEL PENN-After All
THE STRUTS-Suffragette City
LISA LOEB-All The Young Dudes
SUN KIL MOON (ft. PETRA HADEN)-John, Im Only Dancing
JADE BIRD-Quicksand
BIFFY CLYRO-Modern Love
BONES-Im Afraid Of Americans
SHAWN COLVIN-Heroes
TODD RUNDGREN-Life On Mars? 
DAWES-Oh! You Pretty Things
NIKKI LANE-Golden Years
BLEACHERS-Ziggy Stardust
CAR SEAT HEADREST-Ashes to Ashes
LOW CUT CONNIE-Diamond Dogs
DARYL HALL-Fame
GOGOL BORDELLO-Rock N Roll Suicide
WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN-Space Oddity

SOURCE SiriusXM

#davidbowie #howardstern #peterframpton #hallandoates #hueylewisandthenews #GretaVanFleet #BiffyClyro #Umphrey #bones

Editor’s Notes:  You can also listen to the radio documentary ‘David Bowie -- Changes: Retrospective of a Rock Icon’ from the O&F Studios radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music.’ The show is available as a podcast at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5542500.

The program is also available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and a variety of other outlets.

(O&F Studios and ‘Documenting Popular Music’ are not affiliated with SiriusXM or Howard Stern)

For The First Time in Almost 30 Years Ohio Players are Back With New Music
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Feb. 6, 2018 – The band that delivered some of the funkiest music – as well as some of the sexiest album covers – is back with new music.

The original members of the Ohio Players, James 'Diamond' Williams (Drummer), Billy Beck, (Keyboardist), Clarence 'Chet' Willis (Guitarist) and Robert 'Kuumba' Jones (Percussionist), have gone back into the studio to record new music. The first single to drop is called “Reset” and rest assured, that Player groove is ever present.

Mature and refined and complete with that earthy timeless signature sound that made Ohio Players international superstars.

Coinciding with the release of the new record, Cherry Red Records out of the UK has put together the definitive three CD collection of Ohio Players works, combining music from the Capitol, Westbound, Mercury, Arista & Boardwalk days alongside various spin off projects by the members over the years for a total career overview of this exceptional Funk Band.

It's not an understatement to suggest Ohio Players are one of the greatest bands of all time. They are an American national treasure, a band that truly broke the mold and changed the face of music forever.

The Players music is pure and organic, at their heights they produced 17 Top 40 hits, with several platinum and gold selling albums, including masterpiece songs such as 'Skin Tight', 'Fire', 'Love Rollercoaster' and 'Who'd She Coo?'
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SOURCE Ohio Players
Photo Courtesy Mercury Records (1975 album 'Honey')
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#ohioplayers #funk #funky #musician #70smusic #newmusic #albumcover #sexy #セクシー
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
... See MoreSee Less

For The First Time in Almost 30 Years Ohio Players are Back With New Music
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Feb. 6, 2018 – The band that delivered some of the funkiest music – as well as some of the sexiest album covers – is back with new music.

The original members of the Ohio Players, James Diamond Williams (Drummer), Billy Beck, (Keyboardist), Clarence Chet Willis (Guitarist) and Robert Kuumba Jones (Percussionist), have gone back into the studio to record new music. The first single to drop is called “Reset” and rest assured, that Player groove is ever present.

Mature and refined and complete with that earthy timeless signature sound that made Ohio Players international superstars.

Coinciding with the release of the new record, Cherry Red Records out of the UK has put together the definitive three CD collection of Ohio Players works, combining music from the Capitol, Westbound, Mercury, Arista & Boardwalk days alongside various spin off projects by the members over the years for a total career overview of this exceptional Funk Band.

Its not an understatement to suggest Ohio Players are one of the greatest bands of all time. They are an American national treasure, a band that truly broke the mold and changed the face of music forever.

The Players music is pure and organic, at their heights they produced 17 Top 40 hits, with several platinum and gold selling albums, including masterpiece songs such as Skin Tight, Fire, Love Rollercoaster and Whod She Coo?
-
SOURCE Ohio Players
Photo Courtesy Mercury Records (1975 album Honey)
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#ohioplayers #funk #funky #musician #70smusic #newmusic #albumcover #sexy #セクシー
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Paul Simon Announces Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour

Feb. 5, 2018 – Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon, will embark on his farewell concert tour beginning May 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will encompass shows across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.

Tickets for Paul Simon's Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on sale beginning February 8 at 9 a.m. in Europe and February 9 at 10 a.m. in North America and the UK.

Ticketing information will be available at paulsimon.com as it becomes available.

According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a fitting culmination of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day.

He said of this farewell tour, "I've often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I'd consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief. I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts."

Having created a distinctive and beloved body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which—Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland—were Album of the Year honorees. In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

During his unparalleled career, Simon has achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" (which reached #1), "Kodachrome," "Loves Me Like A Rock," "Mother and Child Reunion," "Late In The Evening," "You Can Call Me Al" and many others. With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the #1 singles, "The Sound of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and numerous other timeless hits.

Paul Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named one of Time magazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World" in 2006. In 2007, Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world's culture. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. And in 2012, he was named the recipient of the prestigious Polar Music Prize along with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Simon's philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Children's Health Fund (CHF), which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1987, CHF has provided more than 3 million doctor/patient visits.

Throughout his career, Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as Autism Speaks, The Nature Conservancy, CURE, Tibet House and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation's Half-Earth Project, which is committed to stopping the species extinction crisis by conserving half the planet's lands and oceans.

The Itinerary for Paul Simon's Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour is as follows:
North America

DATE, CITY, VENUE, ON SALE DATE and Time
(All Times Local)

May 16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 18 Seattle, WA Key Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 19 Portland, OR MODA Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 25 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 30 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 1 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 2 Houston, TX Toyota Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 4 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 6 Chicago, IL United Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 10 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Fri, Feb. 9 @ 12pm

June 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Sat, Feb 10 @ 12pm

June 15 Boston, MA TD Garden Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 19 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 20 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

UK & Europe
DATE, CITY, VENUE, ON SALE and TIME
(All Times Local)

June 30 Stockholm, SWEDEN Ericsson Globe Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 1 Oslo, NORWAY Spektrum Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 3 Copenhagen, DENMARK Royal Arena Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 5 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sportpaleis Thu, Feb 8 @ 10am

July 7 Amsterdam, HOLLAND Ziggo Dome Fri, Feb 9 @ 11am

July 10 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 11 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 13 Dublin, IRELAND* RDS Arena Mon, Feb 12 @ 10am

July 15 London, UK* Hyde Park, BST Festival On Sale Now

* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt

SOURCE Paul Simon
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Paul Simon Announces Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour

Feb. 5, 2018 – Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon, will embark on his farewell concert tour beginning May 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will encompass shows across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, with Simon and his band bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs which have permeated and influenced popular culture for generations.

Tickets for Paul Simons Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on sale beginning February 8 at 9 a.m. in Europe and February 9 at 10 a.m. in North America and the UK.

Ticketing information will be available at http://paulsimon.com as it becomes available.

According to Simon, the Homeward Bound tour is a fitting culmination of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day. 

He said of this farewell tour, Ive often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where Id consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief. I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.

Having created a distinctive and beloved body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which—Bridge over Troubled Water, Still Crazy after All These Years, and Graceland—were Album of the Year honorees. In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. 

During his unparalleled career, Simon has achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (which reached #1), Kodachrome, Loves Me Like A Rock, Mother and Child Reunion, Late In The Evening, You Can Call Me Al and many others. With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the #1 singles, The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and numerous other timeless hits. 

Paul Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named one of Time magazines 100 People Who Shape Our World in 2006. In 2007, Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the worlds culture. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. And in 2012, he was named the recipient of the prestigious Polar Music Prize along with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Simons philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Childrens Health Fund (CHF), which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1987, CHF has provided more than 3 million doctor/patient visits.

Throughout his career, Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as Autism Speaks, The Nature Conservancy, CURE, Tibet House and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundations Half-Earth Project, which is committed to stopping the species extinction crisis by conserving half the planets lands and oceans.

The Itinerary for Paul Simons Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour is as follows:
North America

DATE, CITY, VENUE, ON SALE DATE and Time
 (All Times Local)

May 16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 18 Seattle, WA Key Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 19 Portland,  OR MODA Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl  Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl  Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 25 Oakland, CA  Oracle Arena  Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

May 30 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 1 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 2 Houston, TX Toyota Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 4 Austin, TX  Frank Erwin Center  Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 6 Chicago, IL United Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 10 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Center Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Fri, Feb. 9 @ 12pm

June 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Sat, Feb 10 @ 12pm

June 15 Boston, MA TD Garden  Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am

June 19 Greensboro, NC  Greensboro Coliseum Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

June 20 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Sat, Feb 10 @ 10am
 
UK & Europe 
DATE, CITY, VENUE, ON SALE and TIME
 (All Times Local)

June 30 Stockholm, SWEDEN Ericsson Globe Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 1 Oslo, NORWAY Spektrum  Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 3 Copenhagen, DENMARK Royal Arena Thu, Feb 8 @ 9am

July 5 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sportpaleis Thu, Feb 8 @ 10am

July 7 Amsterdam, HOLLAND Ziggo Dome Fri, Feb 9 @ 11am

July 10 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 11 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro Fri, Feb. 9 @ 10am

July 13 Dublin, IRELAND* RDS Arena Mon, Feb 12 @ 10am

July 15 London, UK* Hyde Park, BST Festival On Sale Now

* With Very Special Guests James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt 
 
SOURCE Paul Simon

On This Date -- February 4th

Feb. 4, 2018 (O&F) – This date has been eventful in music history.

In 1977: Fleetwood Mac released the album ‘Rumours’
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In 1978: The Bee Gees reached #1 in the U.S. with the single “Staying Alive”
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In 1978: ABBA reached #1 in the U.K. with the album ‘The Album’
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In 1983: Karen Carpenter died at the age of 32
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In 1984: Culture Club reached #1 in the U.S. with “Karma Chameleon”
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Birthdays: Phil Ehart (drummer for the group Kansas) and Alice Cooper
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#alicecooper #fleetwoodmac #ABBA #beegees #karencarpenter Boy George & Culture Club #carpenters #kansas #cultureclub #70smusic #80smusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇
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On This Date -- February 4th

Feb. 4, 2018 (O&F) – This date has been eventful in music history.

In 1977:  Fleetwood Mac released the album ‘Rumours’
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In 1978:  The Bee Gees reached #1 in the U.S. with the single “Staying Alive”
-
In 1978:  ABBA reached #1 in the U.K. with the album ‘The Album’
-
In 1983:  Karen Carpenter died at the age of 32
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In 1984:  Culture Club reached #1 in the U.S. with “Karma Chameleon”
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Birthdays:  Phil Ehart (drummer for the group Kansas) and Alice Cooper
.
.
.

#alicecooper #fleetwoodmac #ABBA #beegees #karencarpenter Boy George & Culture Club #carpenters #kansas #cultureclub #70smusic #80smusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic 
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

February 3rd 1959

Feb. 3, 2018 (O&F) – On this date in 1959, while on a concert tour, a charted airplane carrying a 22-year old Buddy Holly and a 17-year old Ritchie Valens crashed after taking off in Clear Lake, Iowa. Besides Holly and Valens, the plan carried singer Jiles Perry Richardson Jr., professionally known as ‘The Big Bopper,’ and pilot Roger Peterson. All were killed in the crash.

Future county star Waylon Jennings, the bass player in Holly’s band, had given up his seat on the small play to Richardson, who was suffering from a cold and didn’t want to take the long bus ride to the next stop on the tour.

Don McLean commemorated and immortalized the event in his 1971 hit “American Pie.”

#buddyholly #ritchievalens #bigbopper #waylonjennings #donmclean #thedaythemusicdied
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February 3rd 1959

Feb. 3, 2018 (O&F) – On this date in 1959, while on a concert tour, a charted airplane carrying a 22-year old Buddy Holly and a 17-year old Ritchie Valens crashed after taking off in Clear Lake, Iowa.  Besides Holly and Valens, the plan carried singer Jiles Perry Richardson Jr., professionally known as ‘The Big Bopper,’ and pilot Roger Peterson.  All were killed in the crash.

Future county star Waylon Jennings, the bass player in Holly’s band, had given up his seat on the small play to Richardson, who was suffering from a cold and didn’t want to take the long bus ride to the next stop on the tour.

Don McLean commemorated and immortalized the event in his 1971 hit “American Pie.”

#buddyholly #ritchievalens #bigbopper #waylonjennings #donmclean #thedaythemusicdied

Frank Zappa's Legendary 1973 "The Roxy Performances Captured" on Definitive Seven-CD Boxed Set, Released Today

Feb. 2, 2018 – It was in December of 1973, when Frank Zappa played a series of legendary concerts at the famed The Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Considered a high-water mark of his career, owing to the incredible, virtuosic performances of himself and his stellar band The Mothers, the five shows – across three nights – included a private invite-only performance/soundcheck/film shoot followed by back-to-back doubleheaders.

A few days later, continuing this incredibly prolific week, Zappa brought his band and camera crew to Ike Turner's Bolic Sound in Inglewood for a filmed recording session. In typical Zappa fashion, he recorded it all.

Today, Zappa Records/UMe has released 'The Roxy Performances,' a definitive seven-CD box set that collects all four public shows from December 9-10, 1973, and the December 8th film shoot/soundcheck, each presented in their entirety for the first time, along with bonus content featuring rarities from a rehearsal, unreleased tracks and highlights from the Bolic Studios recording session.

This complete collection of nearly eight hours documents the Roxy shows as they happened and presents brand new 2016 mixes by Craig Parker Adams from new 96K 24 Bit transfers of the multi-track masters.

The set is rounded out with a 48-page booklet that includes photos from the performances, extensive liner notes by Vaultmeister Joe Travers, essays from Zappa family friend, Australian writer Jen Jewel Brown, and American singer/songwriter Dave Alvin, who give their firsthand recollections about the shows, and a selection of archival press reviews.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#frankzappa #70smusic #aventgarde #rock #musician #livemusic #theroxy #sunsetblvd #concert #documentary #newmusic #musichistory
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Frank Zappas Legendary 1973 The Roxy Performances Captured on Definitive Seven-CD Boxed Set, Released Today

Feb. 2, 2018 – It was in December of 1973, when Frank Zappa played a series of legendary concerts at the famed The Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Considered a high-water mark of his career, owing to the incredible, virtuosic performances of himself and his stellar band The Mothers, the five shows – across three nights – included a private invite-only performance/soundcheck/film shoot followed by back-to-back doubleheaders.

A few days later, continuing this incredibly prolific week, Zappa brought his band and camera crew to Ike Turners Bolic Sound in Inglewood for a filmed recording session. In typical Zappa fashion, he recorded it all.

Today, Zappa Records/UMe has released The Roxy Performances, a definitive seven-CD box set that collects all four public shows from December 9-10, 1973, and the December 8th film shoot/soundcheck, each presented in their entirety for the first time, along with bonus content featuring rarities from a rehearsal, unreleased tracks and highlights from the Bolic Studios recording session.

This complete collection of nearly eight hours documents the Roxy shows as they happened and presents brand new 2016 mixes by Craig Parker Adams from new 96K 24 Bit transfers of the multi-track masters.

The set is rounded out with a 48-page booklet that includes photos from the performances, extensive liner notes by Vaultmeister Joe Travers, essays from Zappa family friend, Australian writer Jen Jewel Brown, and American singer/songwriter Dave Alvin, who give their firsthand recollections about the shows, and a selection of archival press reviews.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#frankzappa #70smusic #aventgarde #rock #musician #livemusic #theroxy #sunsetblvd #concert #documentary #newmusic #musichistory
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Roxy Music Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Debut Album with a Rerelease, Four-Disc Super Deluxe Edition Today

Feb. 2, 2018 – Forty-five years after its initial release, Roxy Music has re-released its self-titled debut album, giving fans an opportunity to assess the album and listen to how the group evolved and developed.

The 3CD/DVD Roxy Music box set provides a thrilling insight into the world of Roxy Music in 1971/1972, starting with the demo tape that caught the attention of writer Richard Williams that ultimately led to their deal with EG Management and then Island Records.

Included are the John Peel BBC Sessions which saw the group honing their craft as they prepared to record their debut album. The second CD in the set captures something very special with unheard glimpses into Roxy's working methods in the studio.

Alternate session versions are offered for every album track, plus their first single, "Virginia Plain." The original album is presented in the 1999 Bob Ludwig master, while the remainder of the audio has been mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

The set's DVD includes promos and BBC TV appearances, as well as rare footage of Roxy at the Bataclan Club in Paris in November 1972, the only surviving visual document of this line-up live on stage. To round off the audio/visual elements of the set, lifetime admirer Steven Wilson has mixed the album into 5.1 DTS 96/24 and Dolby AC3 Sound.

The box set also contains a 136-page book, featuring many rare and previously unpublished photographs and an essay by aforementioned Guardian journalist and author Richard Williams, the man who first wrote about the group in Melody Maker in 1971.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Virgin/UMe

#roxymusic #roxymusicpup #70smusic #80smusic #musician #rock #vinyl #remasteredmusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

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Roxy Music Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Debut Album with a Rerelease, Four-Disc Super Deluxe Edition Today

Feb. 2, 2018 – Forty-five years after its initial release, Roxy Music has re-released its self-titled debut album, giving fans an opportunity to assess the album and listen to how the group evolved and developed.

The 3CD/DVD Roxy Music box set provides a thrilling insight into the world of Roxy Music in 1971/1972, starting with the demo tape that caught the attention of writer Richard Williams that ultimately led to their deal with EG Management and then Island Records.

Included are the John Peel BBC Sessions which saw the group honing their craft as they prepared to record their debut album. The second CD in the set captures something very special with unheard glimpses into Roxys working methods in the studio.

Alternate session versions are offered for every album track, plus their first single, Virginia Plain. The original album is presented in the 1999 Bob Ludwig master, while the remainder of the audio has been mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

The sets DVD includes promos and BBC TV appearances, as well as rare footage of Roxy at the Bataclan Club in Paris in November 1972, the only surviving visual document of this line-up live on stage. To round off the audio/visual elements of the set, lifetime admirer Steven Wilson has mixed the album into 5.1 DTS 96/24 and Dolby AC3 Sound.

The box set also contains a 136-page book, featuring many rare and previously unpublished photographs and an essay by aforementioned Guardian journalist and author Richard Williams, the man who first wrote about the group in Melody Maker in 1971.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Virgin/UMe

#roxymusic #roxymusicpup #70smusic #80smusic #musician #rock #vinyl #remasteredmusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

Fleetwood Mac to Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Today

Feb 1, 2018 – SiriusXM has launched an exclusive, limited-run SiriusXM channel for the Grammy Award winning rock band Fleetwood Mac.

The channel, which went live today, showcases music from Fleetwood Mac's extensive Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career, including their indelible hits, solo material, live songs, rare demo tracks and musical influences.

The channel will also include exclusive stories and insights from Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, plus special hosted shows by band members.
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"Fleetwood Mac's body of work is so large and their music so unforgettable that we are thrilled to celebrate their music with their own exclusive SiriusXM channel," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM.
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"For our subscribers it will be a fresh sounding and relevant presentation of their music, including special hosted shows from members of the band. The programming will deliver to our subscribers the band's hit singles, favorite artist influences, and their solo works too. For several generations, this will be a must-listen for fans of Fleetwood Mac."
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SiriusXM's The Fleetwood Mac Channel is available via satellite on channel 4, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

SiriusXM subscribers with streaming access can also listen to SiriusXM's 200+ channels at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Sonos speakers and more.

Source: SiriusXM

#fleetwoodmac #stevienicks #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #siriusxm #musician #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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Fleetwood Mac to Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Today

Feb 1, 2018 – SiriusXM has launched an exclusive, limited-run SiriusXM channel for the Grammy Award winning rock band Fleetwood Mac.

The channel, which went live today, showcases music from Fleetwood Macs extensive Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career, including their indelible hits, solo material, live songs, rare demo tracks and musical influences.

The channel will also include exclusive stories and insights from Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, plus special hosted shows by band members.
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Fleetwood Macs body of work is so large and their music so unforgettable that we are thrilled to celebrate their music with their own exclusive SiriusXM channel, said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM.
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For our subscribers it will be a fresh sounding and relevant presentation of their music, including special hosted shows from members of the band. The programming will deliver to our subscribers the bands hit singles, favorite artist influences, and their solo works too. For several generations, this will be a must-listen for fans of Fleetwood Mac.
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SiriusXMs The Fleetwood Mac Channel is available via satellite on channel 4, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

SiriusXM subscribers with streaming access can also listen to SiriusXMs 200+ channels at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Sonos speakers and more.

Source: SiriusXM

#fleetwoodmac #stevienicks #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #siriusxm #musician #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes.
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Phantom of the Opera Celebrates 30 Years on Broadway with The Empire State Building's Dazzling Music-To-Light Show

Feb. 1, 2018 -- On January 24th, the iconic Empire State Building celebrated the 30th anniversary of Broadway mainstay The Phantom of the Opera with a magnificent music-to-light show designed by world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman.

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh did the honor of flipping the switch at the show's post-curtain call celebration to light the sky with the music of the night.

Now it is possible for everyone to enjoy this remarkable event on the Empire State Building's YouTube page, www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqSYSKpvr7c.

The entire music-to light show is synchronized to The Phantom of the Opera's instantly recognizable score, from the overture to the timeless classic The Music of the Night, to the showstopper Masquerade.
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"The world has loved The Phantom of the Opera," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. "We are thrilled to sync the Empire State Building's lights, a New York City institution, to the music of another New York City institution, The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running Broadway show in Broadway history."
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SOURCE Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

#broadway #phantomoftheopera #AndrewLloydWebber #empirestatebuilding #newyork
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Phantom of the Opera Celebrates 30 Years on Broadway with The Empire State Buildings Dazzling Music-To-Light Show

Feb. 1, 2018 -- On January 24th, the iconic Empire State Building celebrated the 30th anniversary of Broadway mainstay The Phantom of the Opera with a magnificent music-to-light show designed by world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman.

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh did the honor of flipping the switch at the shows post-curtain call celebration to light the sky with the music of the night.

Now it is possible for everyone to enjoy this remarkable event on the Empire State Buildings YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqSYSKpvr7c.

The entire music-to light show is synchronized to The Phantom of the Operas instantly recognizable score, from the overture to the timeless classic The Music of the Night, to the showstopper Masquerade.
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The world has loved The Phantom of the Opera, said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. We are thrilled to sync the Empire State Buildings lights, a New York City institution, to the music of another New York City institution, The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running Broadway show in Broadway history.
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SOURCE Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

#broadway #phantomoftheopera #AndrewLloydWebber #empirestatebuilding #newyork
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes.
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Chuck Berry's All-Time Greatest Greatest-Hits Album Released As Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

Jan. 30, 2018 -- Chuck Berry’s all-time greatest hits have been re-released in a ‘Super Deluxe Edition.’ Available now, the five-disc vinyl box set includes the original two-LP, 28-song compilation and an additional LP containing 14 more hits, rarities and B-sides as well as a rare live album available on vinyl for the first time.

The collection also includes a newly created bonus ten-inch EP featuring four holiday-themed classics on "Rudolph-Red" vinyl, with one song on vinyl for the first time as well.

Track Listing

Side 1
Maybellene
Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
You Can't Catch Me
Too Much Monkey Business
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Roll Over Beethoven
Havana Moon

Side 2
School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)
Rock And Roll Music
Oh Baby Doll
Reelin' And Rockin'
Sweet Little Sixteen
Johnny B. Goode
Around And Around

Side 3
Carol
Beautiful Delilah
Memphis, Tennessee
Sweet Little Rock And Roller
Little Queenie
Almost Grown
Back In The U.S.A.

Side 4
Let It Rock
Bye Bye Johnny
I'm Talking About You
Come On
Nadine (Is It You?)
No Particular Place To Go
I Want To Be Your Driver

LP 3

Side 1
Wee Wee Hours
No Money Down
Drifting Heart
La Jaunda (Español)
Blue Feeling
Vacation Time
Joe Joe Gun

Side 2
Too Pooped To Pop "Casey"
Our Little Rendezvous
You Never Can Tell
Promised Land
Little Marie
Dear Dad
My Ding-A-Ling (live single version)

LP 4
Recorded at the Walled Lake Casino, October 25 & 26, 1963
First time on vinyl
*First U.S. release

Side 1
Guitar Boogie
Let It Rock
Almost Grown
Chuck Berry Dialogue 1
Too Much Monkey Business*
Johnny B. Goode
Introduction / Instrumental
Sweet Little Sixteen

Side 2
Wee Wee Hours
Chuck Berry Dialogue 2
Maybellene
Medley: Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite/Johnny B. Goode/Let It Rock/School Day

Bonus: Berry Christmas EP

Side 1
Run Rudolph Run
Merry Christmas Baby

Side 2
Spending Christmas (first time on vinyl)
Christmas

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Geffen/UMe

#chuckberry #chuckberry🎸 #rockandroll #musician #guitarist #vinyl #50s #50srocknroll #popularmusic
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Chuck Berrys All-Time Greatest Greatest-Hits Album Released As Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

Jan. 30, 2018 -- Chuck Berry’s all-time greatest hits have been re-released in a ‘Super Deluxe Edition.’ Available now, the five-disc vinyl box set includes the original two-LP, 28-song compilation and an additional LP containing 14 more hits, rarities and B-sides as well as a rare live album available on vinyl for the first time.

The collection also includes a newly created bonus ten-inch EP featuring four holiday-themed classics on Rudolph-Red vinyl, with one song on vinyl for the first time as well.

Track Listing

Side 1
Maybellene
Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
You Cant Catch Me
Too Much Monkey Business
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Roll Over Beethoven
Havana Moon

Side 2
School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell)
Rock And Roll Music
Oh Baby Doll
Reelin And Rockin
Sweet Little Sixteen
Johnny B. Goode
Around And Around

Side 3
Carol
Beautiful Delilah
Memphis, Tennessee
Sweet Little Rock And Roller
Little Queenie
Almost Grown
Back In The U.S.A.

Side 4
Let It Rock
Bye Bye Johnny
Im Talking About You
Come On
Nadine (Is It You?)
No Particular Place To Go
I Want To Be Your Driver

LP 3

Side 1
Wee Wee Hours
No Money Down
Drifting Heart
La Jaunda (Español)
Blue Feeling
Vacation Time
Joe Joe Gun

Side 2
Too Pooped To Pop Casey
Our Little Rendezvous
You Never Can Tell
Promised Land
Little Marie
Dear Dad
My Ding-A-Ling (live single version)

LP 4
Recorded at the Walled Lake Casino, October 25 & 26, 1963
First time on vinyl
*First U.S. release

Side 1
Guitar Boogie
Let It Rock
Almost Grown
Chuck Berry Dialogue 1
Too Much Monkey Business*
Johnny B. Goode
Introduction / Instrumental
Sweet Little Sixteen

Side 2
Wee Wee Hours
Chuck Berry Dialogue 2
Maybellene
Medley: Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite/Johnny B. Goode/Let It Rock/School Day

Bonus: Berry Christmas EP

Side 1
Run Rudolph Run
Merry Christmas Baby

Side 2
Spending Christmas (first time on vinyl)
Christmas

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Geffen/UMe

#chuckberry #chuckberry🎸 #rockandroll #musician #guitarist #vinyl #50s #50srocknroll #popularmusic

Guitarist Kenny Burrell's Swing Classic "A Generation Ago Today" Revived After Half A Century

Jan. 29, 2018 -- It's been nearly two generations since jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell's tribute to pioneering electric guitarist Charlie Christian and "The King of Swing" Benny Goodman, A Generation Ago Today, was released. The long-out-of-print album has been revived and is now, for the first time in the U.S., available digitally and on CD with its original cover, marking the first time this homage has been available in its original form since being released half a century ago in 1967.The album includes new liner notes by noted jazz journalist Kirk Silsbee.

Recorded at several sessions during 1966-67 with altoist Phil Woods, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Grady Tate, A Generation Ago Today features Burrell and his all-star quintet performing swing classics that Christian recorded during 1939-41 with the Benny Goodman Sextet. Rather than merely copying Christian's solos, Burrell plays creatively within the swing format, coming up with fresh statements of his own that add to the legacy of the timeless music.

"As Long As I Live," which adds vibraphonist Mike Mainieri to the group, is given a Brazilian tinge that hints at bossa-nova. "Poor Butterfly" begins as a ballad for Burrell's guitar before the second half features Woods playing heated doubletime lines. The most extended selection, "Stompin' At The Savoy," is a joyful jam with plenty of interplay between Burrell and Woods and a fine solo by Carter. Among the other highlights are "Rose Room," "A Smooth One," and the cooking uptempo blues "Wholly Cats;" the latter has a guest appearance by pianist Richard Wyands.

Burrell, a major guitarist since he recorded with Dizzy Gillespie in the early 1950s, came from the world of bebop yet was versatile enough to lead one of the first guitar-bass-drums "power trio" on the 1959 Blue Note album, A Night At The Vanguard, to record with Gil Evans arrangements on Guitar Forms, and to be an important part of soul jazz jams with organist Jimmy Smith and tenor-saxophonist Stanley Turrentine.

The years 1966 and 67 were a very interesting time in jazz history. High-energy avant-garde jazz (sometimes called "The New Thing"), which was best typified by the explorative flights of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, was having a strong influence. Soul jazz, grooving and soulful music that was open to the rhythms of R&B and funk, was quite popular.

Straightahead hard bop and Dixieland also had their audiences. On A Generation Ago Today, Burrell defied the musical trends of the time. Instead he recorded a change of pace, a timeless exploration of swing tunes. The project gave him an opportunity to pay homage to his early influence Charlie Christian and to make his own statements in a small-group swing setting.
At 86, Burrell is still active today and he has long been an important educator at UCLA. But even in his long career of accomplishments, A Generation Ago Today is one of the milestones.

A Generation Ago Today Tracklisting
1. As Long As I Live
2. Poor Bututterfly
3. Stompin' At The Savoy
4. I Surrender Dear
5. Rose Room
6. If I Had You
7. A Smooth One
8. Wholly Cats

SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises

#jazz #swing #kennyburrell #bennygoodman Kenny Burrell - Verve Records

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Guitarist Kenny Burrells Swing Classic A Generation Ago Today Revived After Half A Century

Jan. 29, 2018 -- Its been nearly two generations since jazz guitarist Kenny Burrells tribute to pioneering electric guitarist Charlie Christian and The King of Swing Benny Goodman, A Generation Ago Today, was released. The long-out-of-print album has been revived and is now, for the first time in the U.S., available digitally and on CD with its original cover, marking the first time this homage has been available in its original form since being released half a century ago in 1967.The album includes new liner notes by noted jazz journalist Kirk Silsbee.

Recorded at several sessions during 1966-67 with altoist Phil Woods, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Grady Tate, A Generation Ago Today features Burrell and his all-star quintet performing swing classics that Christian recorded during 1939-41 with the Benny Goodman Sextet. Rather than merely copying Christians solos, Burrell plays creatively within the swing format, coming up with fresh statements of his own that add to the legacy of the timeless music.

As Long As I Live, which adds vibraphonist Mike Mainieri to the group, is given a Brazilian tinge that hints at bossa-nova. Poor Butterfly begins as a ballad for Burrells guitar before the second half features Woods playing heated doubletime lines. The most extended selection, Stompin At The Savoy, is a joyful jam with plenty of interplay between Burrell and Woods and a fine solo by Carter. Among the other highlights are Rose Room, A Smooth One, and the cooking uptempo blues Wholly Cats; the latter has a guest appearance by pianist Richard Wyands.

Burrell, a major guitarist since he recorded with Dizzy Gillespie in the early 1950s, came from the world of bebop yet was versatile enough to lead one of the first guitar-bass-drums power trio on the 1959 Blue Note album, A Night At The Vanguard, to record with Gil Evans arrangements on Guitar Forms, and to be an important part of soul jazz jams with organist Jimmy Smith and tenor-saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. 

The years 1966 and 67 were a very interesting time in jazz history. High-energy avant-garde jazz (sometimes called The New Thing), which was best typified by the explorative flights of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, was having a strong influence. Soul jazz, grooving and soulful music that was open to the rhythms of R&B and funk, was quite popular. 

Straightahead hard bop and Dixieland also had their audiences. On A Generation Ago Today, Burrell defied the musical trends of the time. Instead he recorded a change of pace, a timeless exploration of swing tunes. The project gave him an opportunity to pay homage to his early influence Charlie Christian and to make his own statements in a small-group swing setting.
At 86, Burrell is still active today and he has long been an important educator at UCLA. But even in his long career of accomplishments, A Generation Ago Today is one of the milestones.

 A Generation Ago Today Tracklisting
1. As Long As I Live 
2. Poor Bututterfly                                                                                               
3. Stompin At The Savoy                                                                                              
4. I Surrender Dear                                                                                          
5. Rose Room                                                                                                    
6. If I Had You                                                                    
7. A Smooth One                                                                                                              
8. Wholly Cats 

SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises

#jazz #swing #kennyburrell #bennygoodman Kenny Burrell - Verve Records

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John Hiatt's Classic Albums Celebrated with 30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissues

Jan. 26, 2018 -- In a stellar career that spans half a century, John Hiatt has built a massive collection of recordings that's been an ongoing source of inspiration for fans, critics and other artists. Hiatt's catalog encompasses more than 22 studio albums, including several acknowledged classics. But the veteran singer-songwriter's 1987 album ‘Bring the Family’ and its 1988 follow-up ‘Slow Turning’ have earned special status, and remain beloved cornerstones of the veteran artist's prestigious body of work.

Today, A&M Records/UMe will celebrate these high-water marks with newly remastered vinyl editions, making them available on vinyl for the first time since their original release. The long out-of-print records will be pressed on high-quality 180-gram black vinyl, along with a special limited-edition colored vinyl variant of each. Bring the Family will be released on clear with grey smoke 180-gram vinyl, while Slow Turning will be on translucent red 180-gram vinyl. The colored vinyl editions, limited to 500 each, will be available exclusively at Sound of Vinyl and on Hiatt's upcoming tour.

Bring the Family, Hiatt's eighth album of original songs, marked a mainstream breakthrough for the artist after years as a critical and cult favorite, becoming his first release to appear on the Billboard album chart. Recorded on a shoestring budget at a time when Hiatt didn't have a record deal, in a hastily-arranged four-day session with the all-star studio combo of Ry Cooder on guitar, Nick Lowe on bass and session veteran Jim Keltner on drums, the album quickly won attention for its rootsy, melodically infectious songcraft and its resonant lyrical insights on love, parenthood and family life.

Bring the Family has also become a popular source of cover material for a wide variety of artists. Within two years of the album's release, Bonnie Raitt would have a hit single with her version of Hiatt's "Thing Called Love," while Bring the Family's opening track "Memphis in the Meantime" was successfully covered by Gregg Allman and Carl Perkins. Meanwhile, "Have a Little Faith in Me" has been recorded by an array of acts, including Joe Cocker, Jewel, Mandy Moore, Bill Frisell, Delbert McClinton and Bon Jovi.

When Bring the Family's studio band (which would later reunite as Little Village) was unable to tour behind the album, Hiatt recruited an equally impressive combo, The Goners, featuring renowned slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, bassist David Ranson and drummer Ken Blevins, and hit the road. The Goners proved such an impressive unit that Hiatt called upon them again for his next studio effort, Slow Turning.

Often regarded as a sequel to Bring the Family for its lyrical subject matter and raw, spare sound, Slow Turning (produced by seasoned studio pro Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin) continued Hiatt's introspective explorations of home and family, and produced his biggest airplay hit in the album's catchy title track, which reached #8 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

As with its predecessor, Slow Turning's songs would attract the interest of other artists. Blues icon Buddy Guy covered "Feels Like Rain" and made it the title cut of his 1993 album, while "Drive South" became a country hit for Suzy Bogguss, and Emmylou Harris recorded a well-received version of "Icy Blue Heart." "Tennessee Plates," as covered by Charlie Sexton, was featured in the iconic barroom scene of the film "Thelma and Louise."

To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Slow Turning, Hiatt has reassembled The Goners, for a special tour where they will perform the album in its entirety followed by a second set of songs from through Hiatt's long and illustrious career. The tour kicks off tonight, January 11 in Lafayette, La., and continues through the end of March.

JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS FEATURING SONNY LANDRETH ON TOUR
January 11 – Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
January 12 – Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
January 13 – Little Rock, AR @ UA – Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts
January 14 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
January 16 – Oklahoma, OK @ Hudson Performance Hall
January 18 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 19 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
January 20 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
January 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
January 23 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
January 24 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
January 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Saban Theater
January 27 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
January 28 – Santa Clarita, CA @ The Canyon Santa Clarita
January 29 – Carmel, CA @ Sunset Cultural Center
January 31 – San Francisco, CA @ SF Masonic
February 1 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
February 2 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
March 16 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
March 17 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
March 19 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Freemont Theatre
March 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
March 23 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theatre
March 24 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
March 25 – Beaver Creek, CO @ Villar Performing Arts Center
March 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon
March 28 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
March 29 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
March 30 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
August 31 – Bayfield, WI @ Big Top Chautauqua

SOURCE UMe
#blues #rock #vinyl #johnhaitt

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John Hiatts Classic Albums Celebrated with 30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissues

Jan. 26, 2018 -- In a stellar career that spans half a century, John Hiatt has built a massive collection of recordings thats been an ongoing source of inspiration for fans, critics and other artists. Hiatts catalog encompasses more than 22 studio albums, including several acknowledged classics. But the veteran singer-songwriters 1987 album ‘Bring the Family’ and its 1988 follow-up ‘Slow Turning’ have earned special status, and remain beloved cornerstones of the veteran artists prestigious body of work.

Today, A&M Records/UMe will celebrate these high-water marks with newly remastered vinyl editions, making them available on vinyl for the first time since their original release. The long out-of-print records will be pressed on high-quality 180-gram black vinyl, along with a special limited-edition colored vinyl variant of each. Bring the Family will be released on clear with grey smoke 180-gram vinyl, while Slow Turning will be on translucent red 180-gram vinyl. The colored vinyl editions, limited to 500 each, will be available exclusively at Sound of Vinyl and on Hiatts upcoming tour. 

Bring the Family, Hiatts eighth album of original songs, marked a mainstream breakthrough for the artist after years as a critical and cult favorite, becoming his first release to appear on the Billboard album chart. Recorded on a shoestring budget at a time when Hiatt didnt have a record deal, in a hastily-arranged four-day session with the all-star studio combo of Ry Cooder on guitar, Nick Lowe on bass and session veteran Jim Keltner on drums, the album quickly won attention for its rootsy, melodically infectious songcraft and its resonant lyrical insights on love, parenthood and family life. 

Bring the Family has also become a popular source of cover material for a wide variety of artists. Within two years of the albums release, Bonnie Raitt would have a hit single with her version of Hiatts Thing Called Love, while Bring the Familys opening track Memphis in the Meantime was successfully covered by Gregg Allman and Carl Perkins. Meanwhile, Have a Little Faith in Me has been recorded by an array of acts, including Joe Cocker, Jewel, Mandy Moore, Bill Frisell, Delbert McClinton and Bon Jovi.

When Bring the Familys studio band (which would later reunite as Little Village) was unable to tour behind the album, Hiatt recruited an equally impressive combo, The Goners, featuring renowned slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, bassist David Ranson and drummer Ken Blevins, and hit the road. The Goners proved such an impressive unit that Hiatt called upon them again for his next studio effort, Slow Turning. 

Often regarded as a sequel to Bring the Family for its lyrical subject matter and raw, spare sound, Slow Turning (produced by seasoned studio pro Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin) continued Hiatts introspective explorations of home and family, and produced his biggest airplay hit in the albums catchy title track, which reached #8 on Billboards Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. 

As with its predecessor, Slow Turnings songs would attract the interest of other artists. Blues icon Buddy Guy covered Feels Like Rain and made it the title cut of his 1993 album, while Drive South became a country hit for Suzy Bogguss, and Emmylou Harris recorded a well-received version of Icy Blue Heart. Tennessee Plates, as covered by Charlie Sexton, was featured in the iconic barroom scene of the film Thelma and Louise.

To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Slow Turning, Hiatt has reassembled The Goners, for a special tour where they will perform the album in its entirety followed by a second set of songs from through Hiatts long and illustrious career. The tour kicks off tonight, January 11 in Lafayette, La., and continues through the end of March.

JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS FEATURING SONNY LANDRETH ON TOUR
January 11 – Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
January 12 – Lafayette, LA @ Acadiana Center for the Arts
January 13 – Little Rock, AR @ UA – Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts
January 14 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
January 16 – Oklahoma, OK @ Hudson Performance Hall
January 18 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 19 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
January 20 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
January 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
January 23 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
January 24 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
January 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Saban Theater
January 27 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
January 28 – Santa Clarita, CA @ The Canyon Santa Clarita
January 29 – Carmel, CA @ Sunset Cultural Center
January 31 – San Francisco, CA @ SF Masonic
February 1 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
February 2 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
March 16 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
March 17 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
March 19 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Freemont Theatre
March 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
March 23 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theatre
March 24 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
March 25 – Beaver Creek, CO @ Villar Performing Arts Center
March 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon
March 28 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
March 29 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
March 30 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
August 31 – Bayfield, WI @ Big Top Chautauqua 

SOURCE UMe
#blues #rock #vinyl #johnhaitt 

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
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ABBA Marks 40th Anniversary of Album with 2LP Vinyl Reissue Today

Jan. 26, 2018 -- In celebration of ‘ABBA – The Album’'s original release four decades ago, Polar Music/UMe has released a half-speed mastered, 45rpm-cut, 180-gram 2LP edition.

First released in Scandinavia in December 1977, ABBA – The Album took the world by storm, hitting #1 in several countries, including the UK, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, among others. It also reached No. 15 in the U.S., becoming ABBA's highest Billboard-charting studio album with platinum-certified sales.

Naturally, this being ABBA, the album also features major international hit singles, including "The Name Of The Game," "Take A Chance On Me," and "Eagle." These hits and the album itself showed how ABBA tried to develop and challenge themselves, taking significant steps forward in terms of musical complexity, while remaining catchy and compelling.

This commemorative reissue of ABBA – The Album features new liner notes by noted ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm, detailing the story behind the album.

The specialized half-speed mastering technique transforms difficult to cut high-end frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies.

The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record.

Track Listing

SIDE A

1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me

SIDE B

1. One Man, One Woman
2. The Name Of The Game

SIDE C

1. Move On
2. Hole In Your Soul

SIDE D

1. Thank You For The Music
2. I Wonder (Departure)
3. I'm A Marionette

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#ABBA #vinyl #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #reissue #70smusic #Sweeden #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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ABBA Marks 40th Anniversary of Album with 2LP Vinyl Reissue Today

Jan. 26, 2018 -- In celebration of ‘ABBA – The Album’s original release four decades ago, Polar Music/UMe has released a half-speed mastered, 45rpm-cut, 180-gram 2LP edition.

First released in Scandinavia in December 1977, ABBA – The Album took the world by storm, hitting #1 in several countries, including the UK, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, among others. It also reached No. 15 in the U.S., becoming ABBAs highest Billboard-charting studio album with platinum-certified sales.

Naturally, this being ABBA, the album also features major international hit singles, including The Name Of The Game, Take A Chance On Me, and Eagle. These hits and the album itself showed how ABBA tried to develop and challenge themselves, taking significant steps forward in terms of musical complexity, while remaining catchy and compelling.

This commemorative reissue of ABBA – The Album features new liner notes by noted ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm, detailing the story behind the album.

The specialized half-speed mastering technique transforms difficult to cut high-end frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies.

The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record.

Track Listing

SIDE A

1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me

SIDE B

1. One Man, One Woman
2. The Name Of The Game

SIDE C

1. Move On
2. Hole In Your Soul

SIDE D

1. Thank You For The Music
2. I Wonder (Departure)
3. Im A Marionette

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy UMe

#ABBA #vinyl #remasteredmusic #rereleasedmusic #reissue #70smusic #Sweeden #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic 
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.◇

Monkees Fans Take Documenting Popular Music into the Top 5

Jan. 26, 2018 (O&F) – Fans of the Monkees are still a strong and loyal force, and their enthusiasm for the group has pushed our latest episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ into the Top 5 on iTunes list of music podcasts. The episode of the radio-documentary series takes a look at the individual careers of the Monkees after their TV show ended.

It helped that Peter Tork [The REAL Peter Tork (Official)] said some nice words about the episode on his Facebook page. (Thank you.)

If you haven’t heard the two-part episode, yet, find it on iTunes or the O&F Studios website as well as a variety of other outlets, including iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and Tune In (links below).

Meanwhile, Tork’s new album, ‘Relax Your Mind,’ is now out, and it is a tribute to legendary blues and folk musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as ‘Lead Belly.’

Thanks to all who listened to the show.

O&F Studios: oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2

iHeart Radio: www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/

Tune In: tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/

#monkees #davyjones #mickydolenz #petertork #michaelnesmith The Monkees
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Monkees Fans Take Documenting Popular Music into the Top 5

Jan. 26, 2018 (O&F) – Fans of the Monkees are still a strong and loyal force, and their enthusiasm for the group has pushed our latest episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ into the Top 5 on iTunes list of music podcasts.  The episode of the radio-documentary series takes a look at the individual careers of the Monkees after their TV show ended.

It helped that Peter Tork [The REAL Peter Tork (Official)] said some nice words about the episode on his Facebook page.  (Thank you.)

If you haven’t heard the two-part episode, yet, find it on iTunes or the O&F Studios website as well as a variety of other outlets, including iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and Tune In (links below).

Meanwhile, Tork’s new album, ‘Relax Your Mind,’ is now out, and it is a tribute to legendary blues and folk musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as ‘Lead Belly.’

Thanks to all who listened to the show.

O&F Studios: http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.  

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2

iHeart Radio:  https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/

Tune In:  https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/

#monkees #davyjones #mickydolenz #petertork #michaelnesmith The Monkees

Sting & Shaggy: New Single "Don't Make Me Wait" Released Today

Jan. 25, 2018 – The single from the colaboration between Sting and Shaggy has been released. The song, "Don't Make Me Wait," has a Caribbean-flavor and is from the forthcoming album entitled 44/879, which will be released on April 20th.

The album is a collaborative, island-influenced effort that reflects the duo's mutual love of Jamaica - its music, the spirit of its people and vibrancy of its culture.

Sting and Shaggy were initially introduced by Martin Kierszenbaum, who is Sting's manager and Shaggy's former A&R executive. After Sting heard a new track that Shaggy was working on, they decided to go into the studio together.

Initially, the plan was to only record "Don't Make Me Wait," but the rhythms, lyrics and melodies flowed readily between these two accomplished musicians and, as a result, more new songs emerged.

Sting and Shaggy wrote and jammed together for a few weeks in New York City, creating music that seamlessly blends Caribbean rhythms—in traditional and modern styles—with pop craftsmanship and rock energy.

The artists were joined in the studio by musicians and writers from Jamaica and New York including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, DJ Agent Sasco and Sting's longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller.
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"Don't Make Me Wait"—on which they effortlessly trade verses, over a smoldering island rhythm— was debuted live in front of 20,000 people in Kingston, Jamaica at the "Shaggy and Friends" charity concert, which benefited the local Bustamante Hospital for Children. They also filmed a soon-to-be released music video in the heart of the city, directed by Gil Green.

SOURCE Interscope Records

#sting #shaggy #Jamaica #musician #newmusic #80smusic #thepolice #Caribbeanmusic #Jamaicanmusic -
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Sting & Shaggy: New Single Dont Make Me Wait Released Today

Jan. 25, 2018 – The single from the colaboration between Sting and Shaggy has been released.  The song, Dont Make Me Wait, has a Caribbean-flavor and is from the forthcoming album entitled 44/879, which will be released on April 20th.

The album is a collaborative, island-influenced effort that reflects the duos mutual love of Jamaica - its music, the spirit of its people and vibrancy of its culture.

Sting and Shaggy were initially introduced by Martin Kierszenbaum, who is Stings manager and Shaggys former A&R executive. After Sting heard a new track that Shaggy was working on, they decided to go into the studio together.

Initially, the plan was to only record Dont Make Me Wait, but the rhythms, lyrics and melodies flowed readily between these two accomplished musicians and, as a result, more new songs emerged.

Sting and Shaggy wrote and jammed together for a few weeks in New York City, creating music that seamlessly blends Caribbean rhythms—in traditional and modern styles—with pop craftsmanship and rock energy.

The artists were joined in the studio by musicians and writers from Jamaica and New York including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, DJ Agent Sasco and Stings longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller.
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Dont Make Me Wait—on which they effortlessly trade verses, over a smoldering island rhythm— was debuted live in front of 20,000 people in Kingston, Jamaica at the Shaggy and Friends charity concert, which benefited the local Bustamante Hospital for Children. They also filmed a soon-to-be released music video in the heart of the city, directed by Gil Green.

SOURCE Interscope Records

#sting #shaggy #Jamaica #musician #newmusic #80smusic #thepolice #Caribbeanmusic  #Jamaicanmusic -
◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Def Leppard's Entire Catalog of Albums Now Available for Download Across All Digital Platforms

Jan. 19, 2018 – The full recording catalog of legendary British rock icons Def Leppard available worldwide via streaming and download platforms. One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download, music fans from all corners of the globe can now enjoy tracks and albums from Def Leppard who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide to become one of rock's most enduring and influential bands.

Said Joe Elliott, "It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalog finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially & more recently the reemergence of vinyl, we're now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it's as exciting as the original releases were."

Added Rick Savage, "Finally the wait is over! Our music is now available on all digital formats. Very excited. Thanks for your patience and continued support."

Phil Collen also said, "We felt we'd been left out of the digital party but it's a thrill to us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say 'yeah, you can stream us, download us and get us great on all of these digital outlets'."

As a cornerstone of rock and roll's history, Def Leppard's substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit "Wasted" -- to their radio and MTV staples "Bringin' On The Heartbreak", "Photograph", "Rock of Ages", "Too Late", "Animal", "Armageddon It", "Love Bites", "Rocket", and "Let's Get Rocked." Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone, Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the group's legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria" and "Foolin'."

The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including "Two Steps Behind" from the film Last Action Hero, "No Matter What"/"Waterloo Sunset" and "Nine Lives" with Tim McGraw as well as straight ahead Def Leppard hits "When Love and Hate Collide", "Slang", "Work It Out", "Promises" and "Now." Finally, all of Def Leppard's awe-inspiring music is available for everyone around the world, from the band's eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.

DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE:

The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through The Night (1980)
High 'N' Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Retro Active (1993)
Vault (1995)
Slang (1996)
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Yeah! (2006)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball - Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015)

Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) - continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike.

The group's spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The band's most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard's Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.

SOURCE UMe

#defleppard #heavymetal #digitalmusic

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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Def Leppards Entire Catalog of Albums Now Available for Download Across All Digital Platforms 

Jan. 19, 2018 – The full recording catalog of legendary British rock icons Def Leppard available worldwide via streaming and download platforms. One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download, music fans from all corners of the globe can now enjoy tracks and albums from Def Leppard who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide to become one of rocks most enduring and influential bands. 

Said Joe Elliott, It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalog finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially & more recently the reemergence of vinyl, were now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, its as exciting as the original releases were.

Added Rick Savage, Finally the wait is over! Our music is now available on all digital formats. Very excited. Thanks for your patience and continued support.

Phil Collen also said, We felt wed been left out of the digital party but its a thrill to us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say yeah, you can stream us, download us and get us great on all of these digital outlets.

As a cornerstone of rock and rolls history, Def Leppards substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit Wasted -- to their radio and MTV staples Bringin On The Heartbreak, Photograph, Rock of Ages, Too Late, Animal, Armageddon It, Love Bites, Rocket, and Lets Get Rocked. Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone, Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the groups legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as Pour Some Sugar on Me, Hysteria and Foolin.

The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including Two Steps Behind from the film Last Action Hero, No Matter What/Waterloo Sunset and Nine Lives with Tim McGraw as well as straight ahead Def Leppard hits When Love and Hate Collide, Slang, Work It Out, Promises and Now. Finally, all of Def Leppards awe-inspiring music is available for everyone around the world, from the bands eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.

DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE:

The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through The Night (1980)
High N Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Retro Active (1993)
Vault (1995)
Slang (1996) 
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Yeah! (2006)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball - Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015) 

Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick Sav Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) - continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike.

The groups spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The bands most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboards Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboards Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.

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#defleppard #heavymetal #digitalmusic

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

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Neil Diamond Has Parkinson’s Disease, Retires from Touring

Jan. 22, 2018(O&F) – Neil Diamond has announced he is battling Parkinson’s disease and will retire from live performing. He has cancelled the remainder of his current concert tour, which was set to go to Australia and New Zealand in March.

The iconic singer/songwriter will turn 77 years old on Jan. 24, and his doctor advised him to retire from the stage. A post on Diamond’s website says the disease has made it too difficult for him to travel and perform on a large scale basis. However, the statement also said Diamond would continue to write, record and develop other new project.

It is not known exactly when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but the statement indicated it was a “recent diagnosis.”

“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” Diamond said in the statement.

It was recently announced that the Recording Academy would honor Diamond on Jan. 28 with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

#neildiamond #parkinsonsdisease Parkinson's Foundation
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Neil Diamond Has Parkinson’s Disease, Retires from Touring

Jan. 22, 2018(O&F) – Neil Diamond has announced he is battling Parkinson’s disease and will retire from live performing.  He has cancelled the remainder of his current concert tour, which was set to go to Australia and New Zealand in March.

The iconic singer/songwriter will turn 77 years old on Jan. 24, and his doctor advised him to retire from the stage.  A post on Diamond’s website says the disease has made it too difficult for him to travel and perform on a large scale basis.  However, the statement also said Diamond would continue to write, record and develop other new project.

It is not known exactly when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but the statement indicated it was a “recent diagnosis.”

“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring.  I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” Diamond said in the statement.

It was recently announced that the Recording Academy would honor Diamond on Jan. 28 with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

#neildiamond #parkinsonsdisease Parkinsons Foundation

Radio Documentary Series Looks at the Individual Careers of the Monkees in the 70s and 80s

The current episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ takes a look at the individual members of The Monkees and what they did after the break up – in the 1970s and 1980s. The group consisted of Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, who had been assembled by producers at Screen Gems for the television show that debuted in September 1966.

During the show’s run, the Monkees filled the radio airwaves with hits such as “I’m a Believer,” “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Valleri,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone” and many others.

After the show came to an end in 1968, the four members of the group moved on to solo careers, with varying degrees of success, as well as several reunions, including a very successful 1986 outing.

To gain insight into their careers, veteran journalist Robert Neil speaks with Monkees expert Fred Velez, who writes a blog for the website Monkees.net, and he authored the book A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: The Monkees From A Fan's Perspective.

This mini-documentary is available as a free podcast at a number of outlets, including iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio, as well as at the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

Velez, who has a wealth of knowledge about the group, offers some behind the scenes history, including how the Monkees and the Beatles hung out together, and how Dolenz ended up using a Beatles song in an episode of the Monkees TV show.

Part I of this feature takes a look at Nesmith and Dolenz.
Part II spotlights Jones and Tork.
Both Parts are available now.

#monkees #michaelnesmith #mickydolenz #petertork The REAL Peter Tork (Official)

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.
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Radio Documentary Series Looks at the Individual Careers of the Monkees in the 70s and 80s

The current episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ takes a look at the individual members of The Monkees and what they did after the break up – in the 1970s and 1980s.  The group consisted of Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, who had been assembled by producers at Screen Gems for the television show that debuted in September 1966.

During the show’s run, the Monkees filled the radio airwaves with hits such as “I’m a Believer,” “Daydream Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Valleri,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “I’m Not Your Stepping Stone” and many others.

After the show came to an end in 1968, the four members of the group moved on to solo careers, with varying degrees of success, as well as several reunions, including a very successful 1986 outing.

To gain insight into their careers, veteran journalist Robert Neil speaks with Monkees expert Fred Velez, who writes a blog for the website Monkees.net, and he authored the book A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: The Monkees From A Fans Perspective.

This mini-documentary is available as a free podcast at a number of outlets, including iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio, as well as at the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

Velez, who has a wealth of knowledge about the group, offers some behind the scenes history, including how the Monkees and the Beatles hung out together, and how Dolenz ended up using a Beatles song in an episode of the Monkees TV show.

Part I of this feature takes a look at Nesmith and Dolenz.
Part II spotlights Jones and Tork.
Both Parts are available now.

#monkees #michaelnesmith #mickydolenz #petertork The REAL Peter Tork (Official)

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Neil Diamond to Be Honored With Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan. 19, 2018 -- The Recording Academy / GRAMMYs has announced that iconic songwriter and celebrated performer Neil Diamond will be honored with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, a Special Merits Award that celebrates performers that have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating all of honorees will be held in the summer of 2018.

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Diamond has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums and 11 Multi-Platinum albums.

Before becoming one of the most noted and successful recording artists in the world, Diamond's early recognition came as a songwriter. His recorded songs have become part of the fabric of America's songbook with a wide range of international hits that include "Solitary Man," "Cherry Cherry," "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," "I'm A Believer," "Red Red Wine," "Sweet Caroline," "Kentucky Woman," "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show," "Cracklin' Rosie," "I Am…I Said," "Song Sung Blue," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Love on the Rocks,” “America” and "Heartlight" among many others.

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters.

Diamond's many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award and 2009's NARAS's Musicares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

#neildiamond #songwriter #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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Neil Diamond to Be Honored With Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan. 19, 2018 -- The Recording Academy / GRAMMYs has announced that iconic songwriter and celebrated performer Neil Diamond will be honored with The Recording Academys Lifetime Achievement Award, a Special Merits Award that celebrates performers that have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating all of honorees will be held in the summer of 2018.

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Diamond has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums and 11 Multi-Platinum albums.

Before becoming one of the most noted and successful recording artists in the world, Diamonds early recognition came as a songwriter. His recorded songs have become part of the fabric of Americas songbook with a wide range of international hits that include Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry, Girl, Youll Be A Woman Soon, Im A Believer, Red Red Wine, Sweet Caroline, Kentucky Woman, Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show, Cracklin Rosie, I Am…I Said, Song Sung Blue, You Dont Bring Me Flowers, Love on the Rocks,” “America” and Heartlight among many others.  

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters.  

Diamonds many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award and 2009s NARASs  Musicares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.

#neildiamond #songwriter #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic 

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

Def Leppard Announces Massive Co-Headlining 58-City U.S. Tour With Journey

Jan. 19, 2018 -- Def Leppard and Journey announced they will embark on a massive co-headlining tour. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the U.S., the 58-city run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th. Tickets go on sale February 3 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com.

2018 DEF LEPPARD & JOURNEY TOUR DATES
Mon May 21 Hartford, CT XL Center**
Wed May 23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Fri May 25 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sat May 26 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center**
Mon May 28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Wed May 30 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Fri Jun 01 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Sat Jun 02 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 05 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Wed Jun 06 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Fri Jun 08 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 09 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Mon Jun 11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center**
Wed Jun 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Fri Jun 15 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat Jun 16 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Sun Jul 01 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
Tue Jul 03 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion
Wed Jul 04 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Fri Jul 06 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
Sat Jul 07 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Mon Jul 09 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Wed Jul 11 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Fri Jul 13 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sat Jul 14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field**
Mon Jul 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Wed Jul 18 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu Jul 19 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Jul 21 Denver, CO Coors Field
Mon Jul 23 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena**
Wed Jul 25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center**
Fri Jul 27 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
Sat Jul 28 Fargo, ND Fargodome**
Sat Aug 11 Boston, MA Fenway Park**
Mon Aug 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed Aug 15 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Fri Aug 17 Ft Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Sat Aug 18 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Mon Aug 20 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Wed Aug 22 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 24 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
Sat Aug 25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Mon Aug 27 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Wed Aug 29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri Aug 31 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat Sep 01 Houston, TX Toyota Center**
Wed Sep 05 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 07 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat Sep 08 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena**
Fri Sep 21 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park
Sun Sep 23 San Diego, CA Petco Park
Tue Sep 25 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed Sep 26 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Arena
Fri Sep 28 Portland, OR Moda Center
Sat Sep 29 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thu Oct 04 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sat Oct 06 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster

#defleppard #journey #journeyband #heavymetal #rockandroll

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
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Def Leppard Announces Massive Co-Headlining 58-City U.S. Tour With Journey

Jan. 19, 2018 -- Def Leppard and Journey announced they will embark on a massive co-headlining tour. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the U.S., the 58-city run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th. Tickets go on sale February 3 at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com.

2018 DEF LEPPARD & JOURNEY TOUR DATES
Mon May 21 Hartford, CT XL Center**
Wed May 23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Fri May 25 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sat May 26 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center**
Mon May 28 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Wed May 30 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Fri Jun 01 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Sat Jun 02 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 05 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Wed Jun 06 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Fri Jun 08 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 09 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Mon Jun 11 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center**
Wed Jun 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Fri Jun 15 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat Jun 16 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
Sun Jul 01 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
Tue Jul 03  Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Pavilion
Wed Jul 04 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Fri Jul 06 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
Sat Jul 07 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Mon Jul 09 Tulsa, OK BOK Center 
Wed Jul 11 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Fri Jul 13 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Sat Jul 14 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field**
Mon Jul 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
Wed Jul 18 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu Jul 19 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Jul 21 Denver, CO Coors Field
Mon Jul 23 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena**
Wed Jul 25 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center**
Fri Jul 27 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
Sat Jul 28 Fargo, ND Fargodome**
Sat Aug 11 Boston, MA Fenway Park**
Mon Aug 13 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 
Wed Aug 15 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
Fri Aug 17 Ft Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Sat Aug 18 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Mon Aug 20 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Wed Aug 22 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 24 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
Sat Aug 25 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Mon Aug 27 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Wed Aug 29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Fri Aug 31 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat Sep 01 Houston, TX Toyota Center**
Wed Sep 05 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 07 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat Sep 08 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena**
Fri Sep 21 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park
Sun Sep 23 San Diego, CA  Petco Park
Tue Sep 25 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed Sep 26 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Arena
Fri Sep 28 Portland, OR Moda Center
Sat Sep 29 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thu Oct 04 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sat Oct 06 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster 

#defleppard #journey #journeyband #heavymetal #rockandroll

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

O&F Studios added 3 new photos.

Biography of Moody Blues Coincides With the 50th Anniversary of "Nights in White Satin"

Jan. 17, 2018 -- The first biography about the Moody Blues, the founders of symphonic rock, has been published by Jacobs/Brown Press. ‘Long Distance Voyagers: The Story of the Moody Blues’ takes an in-depth look at the group's extraordinarily successful career, over which they have sold roughly 80 million records, scoring Top 20 hits in four different decades, including several No. 1s.

The book's release is perfectly timed: the Moodies are touring America throughout January, 2018, celebrating of the 50th Anniversary of their innovative album, ‘Days of Future Passed,’ and its chart-topping single, "Nights in White Satin." Both were issued in North America in early 1968. And, this April, the Moodies will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Author Marc Cushman related, "The Moody Blues first topped the charts in 1965 in the U.K., with the single 'Go Now!' But their true breakthrough came in early 1968, with Days of Future Passed – the first LP to combine rock with orchestral music, creating the 'symphonic rock' genre. Days was also the first rock concept album, followed by other Moodies concept albums such as In Search of the Lost Chord and To Our Children's Children's Children. The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, released only months before Days, didn't have a central theme throughout, as the Moodies' albums did."

The Moody Blues also pioneered the Mellotron, a keyboard instrument which could emulate an orchestra, enabling them to reproduce their symphonic rock on stage. Moodies' member Mike Pinder introduced the Mellotron to the Beatles, which was featured on the classic single, "Strawberry Fields Forever." Prior to that, the two groups had toured together.

Cushman, who received a Saturn Award in 2014 for his three-book series, These Are the Voyages – Star Trek: The Original Series, spent all of 2017 researching and writing the two-volume Moody Blues biography. Volume 1 is 800 pages in length, covering the band's history through the 1960s and '70s. Volume 2, scheduled for later in 2018, focuses on the 1980s and beyond. Both volumes feature hundreds of photos, and contain new interviews with Moody Blues founding members Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas. Sadly, Thomas died on January 4, 2018, after a heart attack.

Cushman says, "The Moodies were the first rock group to regularly feature the flute – played by Ray Thomas. Like the other Moodies, he was a gifted songwriter and a consummate performer. This book documents the Moodies' role as one of the most significant rock bands of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Their influence is still being felt; the introduction of the Mellotron alone changed the course of rock music. Bands such as Yes, the Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, and Genesis are in debt to the Moody Blues for this and other musical innovations."

SOURCE Jacobs/Brown Press

#moodyblues #1960smusic #1970smusic #rockandrollhalloffame Jacobs Brown Media Group

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
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Biography of Moody Blues Coincides With the 50th Anniversary of Nights in White Satin

Jan. 17, 2018 -- The first biography about the Moody Blues, the founders of symphonic rock, has been published by Jacobs/Brown Press.  ‘Long Distance Voyagers: The Story of the Moody Blues’ takes an in-depth look at the groups extraordinarily successful career, over which they have sold roughly 80 million records, scoring Top 20 hits in four different decades, including several No. 1s.

The books release is perfectly timed: the Moodies are touring America throughout January, 2018, celebrating of the 50th Anniversary of their innovative album, ‘Days of Future Passed,’ and its chart-topping single, Nights in White Satin.  Both were issued in North America in early 1968.  And, this April, the Moodies will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Author Marc Cushman related, The Moody Blues first topped the charts in 1965 in the U.K., with the single Go Now!  But their true breakthrough came in early 1968, with Days of Future Passed – the first LP to combine rock with orchestral music, creating the symphonic rock genre.  Days was also the first rock concept album, followed by other Moodies concept albums such as In Search of the Lost Chord and To Our Childrens Childrens Children. The Beatles Sgt. Pepper, released only months before Days, didnt have a central theme throughout, as the Moodies albums did.

The Moody Blues also pioneered the Mellotron, a keyboard instrument which could emulate an orchestra, enabling them to reproduce their symphonic rock on stage. Moodies member Mike Pinder introduced the Mellotron to the Beatles, which was featured on the classic single, Strawberry Fields Forever.  Prior to that, the two groups had toured together.

Cushman, who received a Saturn Award in 2014 for his three-book series, These Are the Voyages – Star Trek: The Original Series, spent all of 2017 researching and writing the two-volume Moody Blues biography.  Volume 1 is 800 pages in length, covering the bands history through the 1960s and 70s.  Volume 2, scheduled for later in 2018, focuses on the 1980s and beyond.  Both volumes feature hundreds of photos, and contain new interviews with Moody Blues founding members Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas.  Sadly, Thomas died on January 4, 2018, after a heart attack.

Cushman says, The Moodies were the first rock group to regularly feature the flute – played by Ray Thomas.  Like the other Moodies, he was a gifted songwriter and a consummate performer. This book documents the Moodies role as one of the most significant rock bands of the 1960s, 70s and 80s.  Their influence is still being felt; the introduction of the Mellotron alone changed the course of rock music. Bands such as Yes, the Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, and Genesis are in debt to the Moody Blues for this and other musical innovations.
         
SOURCE Jacobs/Brown Press

#moodyblues #1960smusic  #1970smusic #rockandrollhalloffame Jacobs Brown Media Group

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

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We are in love with Linda

She’s a pro-wrestler from Nagano, Japan. She also has a radio show at FM Matumoto.

She first caught our attention when we saw her wearing the black outfit we’ve reposted from her Instagram page.

We call her our Japanese ‘Lady in Black,’ because she reminds us of the Scott McDavid (Scott McDavid Music) song “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance),” which the O&F Studios distributes.

We hope she starts to get a following in America. She’s beautiful, funny, sexy, powerful and mysterious – everything a Lady in Black should be.

You can find her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/linda_a.k.a/
And tell her she makes a sexy Lady in Black.

私たちはリンダを愛してます。彼女は日本の長野でプロレスラーをしています。
彼女はFM長野でラジオ番組もしています。

彼女は、Scott Mcdavid の曲で"The Lady in Black (Just Let Me dance)"を思いださせます。

彼女はきれいで、面白く、セクシーでミステリアスです。
彼女は日本で有名になっています。私たちは彼女がアメリカでも有名になることを望みます。

彼女を探し、フォローしてみて下さい。
www.instagram.com/linda_a.k.a/
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#prowrestling #japanesewoman #whip #japanesebeauty #jazz #ladyinblack #scottmcdavid #japanesewrestling #日本人女性 #レスリング #日本の美しさ #セクシー #綺麗 #美人 #ジャズ #フォロー #スコットマクダビッド #oandfstudios
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com
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We are in love with Linda

She’s a pro-wrestler from Nagano, Japan.  She also has a radio show at FM Matumoto.

She first caught our attention when we saw her wearing the black outfit we’ve reposted from her Instagram page.

We call her our Japanese ‘Lady in Black,’ because she reminds us of the Scott McDavid (Scott McDavid Music) song “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance),” which the O&F Studios distributes.

We hope she starts to get a following in America.  She’s beautiful, funny, sexy, powerful and mysterious – everything a Lady in Black should be.

You can find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/linda_a.k.a/
 And tell her she makes a sexy Lady in Black.

私たちはリンダを愛してます。彼女は日本の長野でプロレスラーをしています。
彼女はFM長野でラジオ番組もしています。

彼女は、Scott Mcdavid の曲でThe Lady in Black (Just Let Me dance)を思いださせます。

彼女はきれいで、面白く、セクシーでミステリアスです。
彼女は日本で有名になっています。私たちは彼女がアメリカでも有名になることを望みます。

彼女を探し、フォローしてみて下さい。
https://www.instagram.com/linda_a.k.a/
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#prowrestling #japanesewoman #whip #japanesebeauty #jazz #ladyinblack #scottmcdavid #japanesewrestling #日本人女性 #レスリング #日本の美しさ #セクシー #綺麗 #美人 #ジャズ #フォロー #スコットマクダビッド #oandfstudios
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Two Classic Ringo Starr Albums Remastered for Vinyl Release Next Week

Jan. 11, 2018 -- Two essential Ringo Starr albums, 1973's Ringo and 1974's Goodnight Vienna, have been remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering for worldwide reissue on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl LPs. Both albums will be released by Capitol/UMe on January 19, 2018.

In 1973, Ringo released his self-titled Ringo, which yielded three Top 5 Billboard Pop singles, including the No. 1 hits "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful And You're Mine)," and the No. 5 hit "Oh My My." Platinum-certified in the U.S., the Ringo album peaked at No. 1 in Canada, at No. 2 in the U.S., and at No. 7 in the UK. All of Ringo's Beatles bandmates joined him to participate in the album; Richard Perry produced and its notable guest players also include Billy Preston on organ, Harry Nilssonian background vocals, Klaus Voormann on bass and sax, and Robbie Robertson on guitar.

Ringo released his fourth solo album, Goodnight Vienna in 1974, racking up more hits, including the Top 5 Billboard Pop singles "Snookeroo," written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and "No No Song." The album also features Ringo's cover of the Platters' "Only You," which peaked at No. 6 on the Pop chart, and the title track, written by John Lennon. Perry, Preston, Voormann, Nilsson, and Robertson once again joined Ringo to collaborate in the studio, among others.

Ringo Starr and His All Starrs have confirmed several European tour dates for June and July 2018. Visit ringostarr.com/tour for more information.

Ringo Track Listing:

1. I'm the Greatest (John Lennon)
2. Have You Seen My Baby (Randy Newman)
3. Photograph (Richard Starkey, George Harrison)
4. Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond) (George Harrison)
5. You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful And You're Mine)" (Bob Sherman, Dick Sherman)
6. Oh My My (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
7. Step Lightly (Richard Starkey)
8. Six O'Clock (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney)
9. Devil Woman (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
10. You and Me (Babe) (George Harrison, Mal Evans)

Goodnight Vienna Track Listing:

1. (It's All Down to) Goodnight Vienna (John Lennon)
2. Occapella (Allen Toussaint)
3. Oo-Wee (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
4. Husbands and Wives (Roger Miller)
5. Snookeroo (Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
6. All by Myself (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
7. Call Me (Richard Starkey)
8. No No Song (Hoyt Axton, David Jackson)
9. Only You (Buck Ram, Ande Rand)
10. Easy for Me (Harry Nilsson)
11. Goodnight Vienna (Reprise) (John Lennon)

SOURCE Capitol/UMe
#ringostarr #johnlennon #paulmccartney #beatles #vinyl #1970smusic #eltonjohn #harrynilsson #robbierobertson

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
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Two Classic Ringo Starr Albums Remastered for Vinyl Release Next Week 

Jan. 11, 2018 -- Two essential Ringo Starr albums, 1973s Ringo and 1974s Goodnight Vienna, have been remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering for worldwide reissue on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl LPs. Both albums will be released by Capitol/UMe on January 19, 2018.

In 1973, Ringo released his self-titled Ringo, which yielded three Top 5 Billboard Pop singles, including the No. 1 hits Photograph and Youre Sixteen (Youre Beautiful And Youre Mine), and the No. 5 hit Oh My My. Platinum-certified in the U.S., the Ringo album peaked at No. 1 in Canada, at No. 2 in the U.S., and at No. 7 in the UK. All of Ringos Beatles bandmates joined him to participate in the album; Richard Perry produced and its notable guest players also include Billy Preston on organ, Harry Nilssonian background vocals, Klaus Voormann on bass and sax, and Robbie Robertson on guitar.

Ringo released his fourth solo album, Goodnight Vienna in 1974, racking up more hits, including the Top 5 Billboard Pop singles Snookeroo, written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and No No Song. The album also features Ringos cover of the Platters Only You, which peaked at No. 6 on the Pop chart, and the title track, written by John Lennon. Perry, Preston, Voormann, Nilsson, and Robertson once again joined Ringo to collaborate in the studio, among others.

Ringo Starr and His All Starrs have confirmed several European tour dates for June and July 2018. Visit ringostarr.com/tour for more information.

Ringo Track Listing:

1. Im the Greatest (John Lennon) 
2. Have You Seen My Baby (Randy Newman) 
3. Photograph (Richard Starkey, George Harrison) 
4. Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond) (George Harrison) 
5. Youre Sixteen (Youre Beautiful And Youre Mine) (Bob Sherman, Dick Sherman) 
6. Oh My My (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) 
7. Step Lightly (Richard Starkey) 
8. Six OClock (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney) 
9. Devil Woman (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) 
10. You and Me (Babe) (George Harrison, Mal Evans) 

Goodnight Vienna Track Listing:

1. (Its All Down to) Goodnight Vienna (John Lennon) 
2. Occapella (Allen Toussaint) 
3. Oo-Wee (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) 
4. Husbands and Wives (Roger Miller) 
5. Snookeroo (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 
6. All by Myself (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) 
7. Call Me (Richard Starkey) 
8. No No Song (Hoyt Axton, David Jackson) 
9. Only You (Buck Ram, Ande Rand) 
10. Easy for Me (Harry Nilsson) 
11. Goodnight Vienna (Reprise) (John Lennon)          
 
SOURCE Capitol/UMe
#ringostarr #johnlennon #paulmccartney #beatles #vinyl #1970smusic #eltonjohn #harrynilsson #robbierobertson 

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

Tickets for Rod Stewart’s North American Tour on Sale Today for Some; Friday for All

Jan. 9, 2018 – Rock icon Rod Stewart, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist, has announced plans for an extensive North American summer tour. Following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour, Stewart has invited the legendary Cyndi Lauper to again join him as the tour's special guest.

Pre-sales begin today, January 9 for Citi card members in select markets. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, January 12 via www.livenation.com.

Complete details on presales, ticketing and tour information, can be found at fanclub.rodstewart.com/, LiveNation.com, CyndiLauper.com or www.citiprivatepass.com.

Note: American Express will hold a presale for tickets to the Hollywood Bowl concert only, visit americanexpress.com/entertainment for more information

JUNE

25
Hollywood, CA -- Hollywood Bowl

JULY

24
Hollywood, FL -- Hard Rock Event Center

26
Orlando, FL -- Amway Arena

28
Charlotte, NC -- Spectrum Center

29
Louisville, KY -- KFC YUM! Arena

AUGUST

1
Nashville, TN -- Bridgestone Arena

3
Allentown, PA -- PPL Center

4
Atlantic City, NJ -- Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

7
New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden

10
Toronto, ON -- Budweiser Stage

11
Pittsburgh, PA -- PPG Paints Arena

14
Kansas City, MO -- Sprint Center

15
St. Paul, MN -- Xcel Energy Center

18
Indianapolis, IN -- Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

19
St. Louis, MO -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

22
Denver, CO -- Pepsi Center Arena

24
Phoenix, AZ -- Talking Stick Resort Arena

26
San Diego, CA -- Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

28
Reno, NV -- Event Center

29
San Francisco, CA -- Shoreline Amphitheatre

31
Portland, OR -- Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre

SEPTEMBER

1
Seattle, WA -- White River Amphitheater

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Live Nation Entertainment

#rodstewart #CyndiLauper #70smusic #80smusic #livemusic #concerttour #2018concert #ロッドスチュワート
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio)◇
... See MoreSee Less

Tickets for Rod Stewart’s North American Tour on Sale Today for Some; Friday for All

Jan. 9, 2018 – Rock icon Rod Stewart, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist, has announced plans for an extensive North American summer tour.  Following the incredible success and rave reviews for their 2017 summer tour, Stewart has invited the legendary Cyndi Lauper to again join him as the tours special guest.

Pre-sales begin today, January 9 for Citi card members in select markets. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, January 12 via www.livenation.com.

Complete details on presales, ticketing and tour information, can be found at https://fanclub.rodstewart.com/, LiveNation.com, CyndiLauper.com or www.citiprivatepass.com.

Note:  American Express will hold a presale for tickets to the Hollywood Bowl concert only, visit americanexpress.com/entertainment for more information

JUNE

25
Hollywood, CA -- Hollywood Bowl

JULY

24
Hollywood, FL -- Hard Rock Event Center

26
Orlando, FL -- Amway Arena

28
Charlotte, NC -- Spectrum Center

29
Louisville, KY -- KFC YUM! Arena

AUGUST

1
Nashville, TN -- Bridgestone Arena

3
Allentown, PA -- PPL Center

4
Atlantic City, NJ -- Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

7
New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden

10
Toronto, ON -- Budweiser Stage

11
Pittsburgh, PA -- PPG Paints Arena

14
Kansas City, MO -- Sprint Center

15
St. Paul, MN -- Xcel Energy Center

18
Indianapolis, IN -- Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

19
St. Louis, MO -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

22
Denver, CO -- Pepsi Center Arena

24
Phoenix, AZ -- Talking Stick Resort Arena

26
San Diego, CA -- Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

28
Reno, NV -- Event Center

29
San Francisco, CA -- Shoreline Amphitheatre

31
Portland, OR -- Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre

SEPTEMBER

1
Seattle, WA -- White River Amphitheater

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Live Nation Entertainment

#rodstewart #CyndiLauper #70smusic #80smusic #livemusic #concerttour #2018concert #ロッドスチュワート
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio)◇

Happy Birthday to the King
お誕生日おめでとうございます, エルヴィス

#elvis #elvispresley #rockandroll #theking
#エルヴィス
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Happy Birthday to the King
お誕生日おめでとうございます, エルヴィス

#elvis #elvispresley #rockandroll #theking
#エルヴィス

Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers to Tour Together this Summer

Jan. 8, 2018 -- Steely Dan and The Doobie Brotherss announced their co-headline North American 2018 summer tour kicking off May 10. Promoted by Live Nation, the legendary bands will travel to 30+ cities across the U.S. and Canada.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 12 at 10am local time in most cities on Live Nation.com. Please see below for full tour itinerary and details.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 10 at 10am local time until Thursday, January 11 at 10pm local time through Citi's Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Founded in 1972, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits such as "Reelin' in the Years," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "F.M.," "Peg," "Hey Nineteen," "Deacon Blues," and "Babylon Sisters," from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 – including 1977's sold-out tours (that continue through today). In 2000 they released the multi-Grammy winning (including "Album of the Year") Two Against Nature, and released the acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Visit SteelyDanOfficial.com for more information.

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY Awards. Their latest studio album, Southbound, features new recordings of the band's biggest hits, with country music's biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.

Their No. 1 singles "Black Water" (1974) and "What a Fool Believes" (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include "Listen To The Music," "Jesus Is Just All Right," "Rockin' Down the Highway," "Long Train Runnin'," "China Grove," "Take Me In Your Arms," Takin' it to the Streets," "Minute by Minute," "You Belong to Me," "The Doctor" and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare "diamond record."

STEELY DAN & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS TOUR
Thu May 10 Charlotte, NC^ PNC Music Pavilion
Fri May 11 Raleigh, NC^ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sun May 13 Jacksonville, FL Daily's Place
Mon May 14 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu May 17 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sat May 19 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
Sun May 20 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Tue May 22 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Thu May 24 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Fri May 25 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun May 27 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Wed May 30 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Fri Jun 01 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon Jun 04 Portland, OR+ Moda Center
Tue Jun 05 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Thurs Jun 07 Spokane, WA** Spokane Arena
Sat Jun 09 Boise, ID** Taco Bell Arena
Sun Jun 10 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Tue Jun 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri Jun 15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Sat Jun 16 Madison, WI** Breese Stevens Field
Mon Jun 18 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Tue Jun 19 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - STL
Thu Jun 21 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - CHI
Sat Jun 23 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sun Jun 24 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Tue Jun 26 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Jun 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat Jun 30 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Mon Jul 02 Toronto, ON** Budweiser Stage
Tue Jul 03 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Fri Jul 06 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Jul 07 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Tue Jul 10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 11 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Fri Jul 13 Gilford, NH** Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat Jul 14 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
**No Citi pre-sale
^General public tickets on sale beginning January 20 at 10am local time
+General public tickets on sale beginning January 26 at 10am local time

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

#steelydan #doobiebrothers #1970smusic #rockandroll #concerttour #2018concerttour

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
... See MoreSee Less

Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers to Tour Together this Summer

Jan. 8, 2018 -- Steely Dan and The Doobie Brotherss announced their co-headline North American 2018 summer tour kicking off May 10. Promoted by Live Nation, the legendary bands will travel to 30+ cities across the U.S. and Canada. 

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 12 at 10am local time in most cities on Live Nation.com. Please see below for full tour itinerary and details.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 10 at 10am local time until Thursday, January 11 at 10pm local time through Citis Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  

Founded in 1972, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the 70s with hits such as Reelin in the Years, Rikki Dont Lose That Number, F.M., Peg, Hey Nineteen, Deacon Blues, and Babylon Sisters, from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 – including 1977s sold-out tours (that continue through today). In 2000 they released the multi-Grammy winning (including Album of the Year) Two Against Nature, and released the acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. Steely Dan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Visit SteelyDanOfficial.com for more information. 

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four GRAMMY Awards. Their latest studio album, Southbound, features new recordings of the bands biggest hits, with country musics biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Toby Keith. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, the band continues to write and record new material and tour the world.

Their No. 1 singles Black Water (1974) and What a Fool Believes (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include Listen To The Music, Jesus Is Just All Right, Rockin Down the Highway, Long Train Runnin, China Grove, Take Me In Your Arms, Takin it to the Streets, Minute by Minute, You Belong to Me, The Doctor and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. Beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies (1976) has sold more than 12 million copies – a rare diamond record.

STEELY DAN & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS TOUR 
Thu May 10 Charlotte, NC^ PNC Music Pavilion
Fri May 11 Raleigh, NC^ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 
Sun May 13 Jacksonville, FL Dailys Place
Mon May 14 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu May 17 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sat May 19 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
Sun May 20 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Tue May 22 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Thu May 24 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Fri May 25 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sun May 27 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
Wed May 30 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Fri Jun 01 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon Jun 04 Portland, OR+ Moda Center
Tue Jun 05 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Thurs Jun 07 Spokane, WA** Spokane Arena 
Sat Jun 09 Boise, ID** Taco Bell Arena
Sun Jun 10 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Tue Jun 12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri Jun 15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Sat Jun 16 Madison, WI** Breese Stevens Field
Mon Jun 18 Kansas City, MO  Starlight Theatre
Tue Jun 19 St. Louis, MO  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - STL
Thu Jun 21 Chicago, IL  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - CHI
Sat Jun 23 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sun Jun 24 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Tue Jun 26 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed Jun 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat Jun 30 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Mon Jul 02 Toronto, ON** Budweiser Stage
Tue Jul 03 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Fri Jul 06 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Jul 07 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Tue Jul 10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 11 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Fri Jul 13 Gilford, NH** Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat Jul 14 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
**No Citi pre-sale 
^General public tickets on sale beginning January 20 at 10am local time
+General public tickets on sale beginning January 26 at 10am local time 

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

#steelydan #doobiebrothers #1970smusic #rockandroll #concerttour #2018concerttour

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

New Toto Single Released in Advance of Forthcoming Greatest Hits Package/Tour

Jan. 4, 2018 – On February 9th , Toto will release its brand new Greatest Hits package entitled ‘40 Trips Around The Sun.’ The 17 track album features three previously unreleased recordings, including the new single "Spanish Sea," alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team. The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio earlier this year to work on this release.

While going through the Sony vaults, the band uncovered several unfinished tracks that featured both Jeff and Mike Porcaro, one of which is now "Spanish Sea." "This track is originally from the Isolation sessions," Steve Lukather commented. "It's one that didn't make it and we had to re-write it including creating a new chorus. Thanks to modern tech we were able to play once again with not only our 20 something selves but with our dear brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro reminding us just how deep their groove was. Bittersweet...

Many stories, laughs and a few tears on this one. It's classic Toto with an excellent solo and I kept my old 1985 melody solo Dave wanted me to do... Old meets new but since legendary pal Al Schmitt cut the tracks and Bob Clearmountain mixed...it sounds like it was done 2 weeks ago not 30 + years ago!"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rerilfJQvfk

Fans who pre-order the album will receive both "Spanish Sea" and the new song "Alone" as instant grat tracks. "Alone is a brand new song," Lukather remarked. "This one was written with just the four of us really writing together and no one else in the room with us. We wanted to start with an 'up' song in terms of groove for the album. The lyric is darker but we are older guys now and have lived life. The good, bad and ugly... we have lived it all and in the end we are all alone anyway. Proud of this piece and it just sort of organically happened." Fans can pre-order the album here: lnk.to/toto_GH

The third new track on 40 Trips Around The Sun: "Struck By Lightning" began with David Paich. "I had the opening riff in my head for months," Paich said. "Joe and the guys helped flesh this one out. I love the heavy arrangement and Luke's solo on it is an all-time great!"

Beginning on February 11th in Helsinki, the band will begin the first leg of their worldwide 40 Trips Around The Sun tour in support of their 40th anniversary. 36 shows in Europe have been announced to date. The tour will be the band's most extensive run in years and is expected to hit the U.S. later in 2018. More shows will be announced shortly.

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations. Toto has over 400 million streams on Spotify alone along while views on YouTube far exceed over a half billion.

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson's Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.

Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70's bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.

TOTO – 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TRACK LISTING
Alone
Spanish Sea
I'll Supply The Love
I'll Be Over You
Stranger In Town
99
Struck By Lightning
Pamela
Afraid Of Love
I Won't Hold You Back
Jake To The Bone
Stop Loving You
Lea
Hold The Line
George Porgy
Rosanna
Africa

TOTO – 2018 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN EUROPEAN TOUR
2/11 Helsinki, FI Icehall
2/12 Tallinn, EE Nordea Concert Hall
2/14 Stockholm, SE Fryshuset
2/16 Oslo, NO Spektrum
2/17 Copenhagen, DK Forum
2/19 Hamburg, DE Mehr! Theater
2/21 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
2/22 Munich, DE Olympiahalle
2/24 Berlin, DE C-Halle
2/25 Leipzig, DE Haus Auensee
2/27 Prague, CZ Forum Karlin
2/28 Krakow, PL Tauron Arena
3/2 Vienna, AT Gasometer
3/4 Sofia, BG National Palace Of Culture
3/5 Skopje, MK Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall
3/9 Zagreb, HR Dom Sportova
3/10 Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum
3/12 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion
3/13 Stuttgart, DE Porsche Arena
3/15 Lille, FR Zenith
3/17 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
3/18 Brussels, BE Forest National
3/20 Offenbach, DE Stadthalle
3/22 Geneva, CH Arena Geneva
3/23 Bologna, IT Unipol Arena
3/25 Marseille, FR Dome
3/26 Toulouse, FR Zenith
3/27 Lyon, FR Halle Tony Garnier
3/29 Luxembourg City, LU Rockhal
3/30 Paris, FR La Seine Musicale
4/1 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
4/2 Manchester, UK Bridgewater Hall
4/4 Dublin, IE Vicar Street
4/5 Dublin, IE Vicar Street
4/7 Belfast, UK Waterfront Auditorium
4/8 Glasgow, UK SEC Armadillo

SOURCE Legacy Recordings
#toto #1970smusic #1980smusic #newmusic #2018concerts #classicrock #musician

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Jackson Browne Announces Benefit Concert at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Jan. 2, 2018 – Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has announced a benefit concert at Pechanga Resort & Casino on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM. The concert, Honoring Quiltman, will be held in the Pechanga Theater. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 3 at 3 PM (Pacific Time) through Ticketmaster.com

Accompanying Jackson are longtime band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals) and Jeff Young (keyboards). Also performing is John Trudell's BAD DOG with Joel Rafael.
The benefit concert, Honoring Quiltman, celebrates Quiltman Sahme, a traditional American Indian singer and drummer from Simnasho in Warm Springs, Oregon. In August of 2017, Quiltman lost his family home in the Warm Springs Reservation wildfire.

In the early 1980s, Quiltman began performing with American Indian activist, speaker and poet John Trudell. Trudell was a leader of the Occupation of Alcatraz in the late 1960s and Chairman of the American Indian Movement from 1973-79.
He passed away in December 2015. Quiltman continues to sing with the original band members of John Trudell's BAD DOG. John Trudell's BAD DOG includes Mark Shark (guitars), Ricky Eckstein (bass & keyboards), Billy Watts (guitars), Debra Dobkin (percussion), Quiltman and his son Teewhanee Sahme (traditional vocals) along with Joel Rafael (vocals).
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For more information, visit www.jacksonbrowne.com
SOURCE Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #livemusic #concerttour #concert #acousticrock #quiltman ◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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Jackson Browne Announces Benefit Concert at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Jan. 2, 2018 – Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has announced a benefit concert at Pechanga Resort & Casino on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM. The concert, Honoring Quiltman, will be held in the Pechanga Theater.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 3 at 3 PM (Pacific Time) through Ticketmaster.com

Accompanying Jackson are longtime band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals) and Jeff Young (keyboards). Also performing is John Trudells BAD DOG with Joel Rafael. 
The benefit concert, Honoring Quiltman, celebrates Quiltman Sahme, a traditional American Indian singer and drummer from Simnasho in Warm Springs, Oregon.  In August of 2017, Quiltman lost his family home in the Warm Springs Reservation wildfire.

In the early 1980s, Quiltman began performing with American Indian activist, speaker and poet John Trudell. Trudell was a leader of the Occupation of Alcatraz in the late 1960s and Chairman of the American Indian Movement from 1973-79. 
He passed away in December 2015.  Quiltman continues to sing with the original band members of John Trudells BAD DOG. John Trudells BAD DOG includes Mark Shark (guitars), Ricky Eckstein (bass & keyboards), Billy Watts (guitars), Debra Dobkin (percussion), Quiltman and his son Teewhanee Sahme (traditional vocals) along with Joel Rafael (vocals).
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For more information, visit www.jacksonbrowne.com 
SOURCE Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #livemusic #concerttour #concert #acousticrock #quiltman ◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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The Trailer for 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' Released

Dec. 21, 2017 -- The sequel to 'Mamma Mia,' the hit movie musical based on songs from ABBA, won't be released until July 20th. However, fans can get a look at the new trailer, released today.

The new movie, 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' brings back actors Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth in the roles they played in the first film.

New to the cast is Lily James, who starred in 'Cinderella,' who is featured as a flashback version of Streep's character, Donna.

#ABBA #musical #merylstreep #cher

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Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Peter Asher and Others Part of SiriusXM’s New Year’s Eve Concert Lineup

Dec. 21, 2017 -- SiriusXM announced today that it will broadcast exclusive DJ sets, concerts and special performances live on New Year's Eve.

SiriusXM's New Year's Eve Live Concert Lineup Includes:

Willie Nelson at ACL Live at the Moody Theater – airing live on SiriusXM's Willie's

Jimmy Buffett at the Bridgestone Arena – airing live on SiriusXM's Radio Margaritaville

Peter Asher at The Musical Instrument Museum – airing on SiriusXM's 60's on 6

Phish at Madison Square Garden – airing on SiriusXM's Jam On

Kygo at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami– airing live on SiriusXM's Chill

Countdown NYE featuring Diplo at NOS Events Center – airing live on SiriusXM's Electric Area Roadhouse

My Morning Jacket at 1st Bank Center – airing live on SiriusXM's Jam On

Southside Johnny at the Count Basie Theatre—airing live on SiriusXM's E Street Radio

Jane's Addiction at Belly Up Aspen – airing live on SiriusXM's Lithium

Kaskade at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – airing live on SiriusXM's BPM

The Revivalists at Orpheum Theater – airing on SiriusXM's Jam On

Third Eye Blind at Observatory – airing live on SiriusXM's PopRocks

Widespread Panic at Fox Theater – airing on SiriusXM's Jam On

Additionally, SiriusXM will air year end countdown specials featuring the biggest songs of 2017 across various music channels including Hits 1, The Pulse, Alt Nation, XMU, The Highway, Octane, The Spectrum, Jam On, The Heat, Hip Hop Nation, Heart & Soul, Caliente, Watercolors and B.B. King's Bluesville.

Source: SiriusXM

#willienelson #JimmyBuffett #peterasher #nye #newyearseve #countrymusic #60smusic #70smusic #80smusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Peter Asher and Others Part of SiriusXM’s New Year’s Eve Concert Lineup

Dec. 21, 2017 -- SiriusXM announced today that it will broadcast exclusive DJ sets, concerts and special performances live on New Years Eve.

SiriusXMs New Years Eve Live Concert Lineup Includes:

Willie Nelson at ACL Live at the Moody Theater – airing live on SiriusXMs Willies

Jimmy Buffett at the Bridgestone Arena – airing live on SiriusXMs Radio Margaritaville

Peter Asher at The Musical Instrument Museum – airing on SiriusXMs 60s on 6

Phish at Madison Square Garden – airing on SiriusXMs Jam On

Kygo at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami– airing live on SiriusXMs Chill

Countdown NYE featuring Diplo at NOS Events Center – airing live on SiriusXMs Electric Area Roadhouse

My Morning Jacket at 1st Bank Center – airing live on SiriusXMs Jam On

Southside Johnny at the Count Basie Theatre—airing live on SiriusXMs E Street Radio

Janes Addiction at Belly Up Aspen – airing live on SiriusXMs Lithium

Kaskade at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – airing live on SiriusXMs BPM

The Revivalists at Orpheum Theater – airing on SiriusXMs Jam On

Third Eye Blind at Observatory – airing live on SiriusXMs PopRocks

Widespread Panic at Fox Theater – airing on SiriusXMs Jam On

Additionally, SiriusXM will air year end countdown specials featuring the biggest songs of 2017 across various music channels including Hits 1, The Pulse, Alt Nation, XMU, The Highway, Octane, The Spectrum, Jam On, The Heat, Hip Hop Nation, Heart & Soul, Caliente, Watercolors and B.B. Kings Bluesville.

Source: SiriusXM

#willienelson #JimmyBuffett #peterasher #nye #newyearseve #countrymusic #60smusic #70smusic #80smusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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Tribute CD Caps Eventful Year that Kept Dan Fogelberg's Memory Alive

Dec. 18, 2018 -- Dan Fogelberg passed away 10 years ago this month. His memory has been kept alive this year by a number of events, which have been capped off with the release of a tribute album – years in the making – that features a long list of musicians that loved Fogelberg’s music.

The current episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ takes a look at the album and artist such as Garth Brooks, who performs “Phoenix” with Trisha Yearwood providing background vocals; the late Donna Summer, who sings an inspiring version of “Nether Lands” using the same backing track that Fogelberg used for the 1977 classic; Amy Grant and Vince Gill, who provide a duet on “Longer” that gives new life to Fogelberg’s biggest hit; Randy Owen, the legendary voice of the group Alabama – the best-selling country group of all time – sings “Sutter’s Mill,” originally from Fogelberg’s progressive bluegrass album ‘High Country Snows;’ Zac Brown Band deliver a live version of “Leader of the Band;” and Fogelberg’s good friend Joe Walsh of the Eagles sings “Part of the Plan,” a song he originally produced for Fogelberg for the 1974 album 'Souvenirs.' Fellow Eagles Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit sing backing harmonies for the new version of the song.

Other artists on the album include Michael McDonald, Jimmy Buffett, Boz Scaggs, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Richie Furay, the late Dobie Gray, Train, Fool’s Gold (originally Fogelberg’s backing band) and Casey James.

Included in the 'Documenting Popular Music' episode is inside, background information from Fogelberg’s former record producer, Norbert Putnam, one of the tribute album’s co-producers. Putnam explains how Brooks and Summer got involved in the project, which is a true labor of love from Fogelberg’s widow, Jean Fogelberg, also a producer on the album.

You can hear more from Putnam about his relationship with Dan Fogelberg in the 'Documenting Popular Music' episode ‘Leader of the Band -- Remembering Dan Fogelberg with Stories and Insights from His Record Producer’ released earlier this year.

(Putnam has also released his autobiography, entitled 'Music Lessons Vol. 1,' and you can find the very entertaining -- and historic -- book here: Music Lessons by Norbert Putnam)

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
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Coming soon from Documenting Popular Music, a look at Gordon Lightfoot’s career with author Nicholas Jennings; a conversation with Merrilee Rush (“Angle of the Morning”), a look at TV theme songs from the 1970s that became Top 40 hits; and a biographical sketch of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

#GarthBrooks #TrishaYearwood #DonnaSummer #AmyGrant #VinceGill #RandyOwen #JoeWalsh #Eagles #DonHenley #TimothyBSchmit #MichaelMcDonald #JimmyBuffett #BozScaggs #NittyGrittyDirtBand #RichieFuray #DobieGray #Train #FoolsGold #CaseyJames #DanFogelberg Induct Dan Fogelberg in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame #newmusic Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers Richie Furay Music Norbert Putnam musician / producer
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Tribute CD Caps Eventful Year that Kept Dan Fogelbergs Memory Alive

Dec. 18, 2018 -- Dan Fogelberg  passed away 10 years ago this month.  His memory has been kept alive this year by a number of events, which have been capped off with the release of a tribute album – years in the making – that features a long list of musicians that loved Fogelberg’s music.

The current episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ takes a look at the album and artist such as Garth Brooks, who performs “Phoenix” with Trisha Yearwood providing background vocals; the late Donna Summer, who sings an inspiring version of “Nether Lands” using the same backing track that Fogelberg used for the 1977 classic; Amy Grant and Vince Gill, who provide a duet on “Longer” that gives new life to Fogelberg’s biggest hit; Randy Owen, the legendary voice of the group Alabama – the best-selling country group of all time – sings “Sutter’s Mill,” originally from Fogelberg’s progressive bluegrass album ‘High Country Snows;’ Zac Brown Band deliver a live version of “Leader of the Band;” and Fogelberg’s good friend Joe Walsh of the Eagles sings “Part of the Plan,” a song he originally produced for Fogelberg for the 1974 album Souvenirs.  Fellow Eagles Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit sing backing harmonies for the new version of the song.

Other artists on the album include Michael McDonald, Jimmy Buffett, Boz Scaggs, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Richie Furay, the late Dobie Gray, Train, Fool’s Gold (originally Fogelberg’s backing band) and Casey James.

Included in the Documenting Popular Music episode is inside, background information from Fogelberg’s former record producer, Norbert Putnam, one of the tribute album’s co-producers.  Putnam explains how Brooks and Summer got involved in the project, which is a true labor of love from Fogelberg’s widow, Jean Fogelberg, also a producer on the album.
 
You can hear more from Putnam about his relationship with Dan Fogelberg in the Documenting Popular Music episode ‘Leader of the Band -- Remembering Dan Fogelberg with Stories and Insights from His Record Producer’ released earlier this year.

(Putnam has also released his autobiography, entitled Music Lessons Vol. 1, and you can find the very entertaining -- and historic -- book here:  Music Lessons by Norbert Putnam)

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
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Coming soon from Documenting Popular Music, a look at Gordon Lightfoot’s career with author Nicholas Jennings; a conversation with Merrilee Rush (“Angle of the Morning”), a look at TV theme songs from the 1970s that became Top 40 hits; and a biographical sketch of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. 

#GarthBrooks #TrishaYearwood #DonnaSummer #AmyGrant #VinceGill #RandyOwen #JoeWalsh #Eagles #DonHenley #TimothyBSchmit #MichaelMcDonald #JimmyBuffett #BozScaggs #NittyGrittyDirtBand #RichieFuray #DobieGray #Train #FoolsGold #CaseyJames #DanFogelberg Induct Dan Fogelberg in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame #newmusic Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers Richie Furay Music Norbert Putnam musician / producer

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul Release Christmas Single

Dec. 18, 2017 Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul are celebrating the season with a very special holiday single, "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)."

The song sees Little Steven and his backing group bringing their one-of-a-kind sound to The Ramones' Yuletide classic, written by Joey Ramone and first found on the B-side to the 1987 single, "I Wanna Live." The new rendition – arranged and produced by Stevie Van Zandt – was recorded by Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul two weeks ago during a soundcheck in Utrecht, Netherlands in the midst of their extraordinary "Soulfire Tour 2017." The song captures all the spirit and energy of the 15-piece rock 'n' soul revue at the very peak of their formidable onstage power.

Rolling Stone debuted the track and said it "sounds much grander in Van Zandt's hands," adding, he "created a Wall of Sound with glockenspiel, chimes, string, organ and sleigh bells, a vocal chorus and saxophone." Listen at Rolling Stone: www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-little-stevens-cover-of-ramones-merry-christmas-w513808.

"This is our tribute to the Ramones, keeping their music alive," Van Zandt told Rolling Stone. "I needed a third verse so I channeled Joey and wrote what I feel is the third verse he would have written. His brother Mickey heard the record and gave me his blessing."

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul – who recently rocked NPR's World Music Café with an exclusive interview and three-song live set – will wrap up the "Soulfire Tour 2017" with a pair of holiday homecoming concerts, set for Brooklyn, NY's Brooklyn Bowl (December 20th) and Red Bank, NJ's Count Basie Theatre (December 23rd). For ticket availability and exclusive VIP packages, please visit littlesteven.com.

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#littlesteven #stevievanzandt #christmasmusic #newmusic #newchristmasmusic #theramones Bruce Springsteen #BruceSpringsteen

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
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Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul Release Christmas Single

Dec. 18, 2017 Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul are celebrating the season with a very special holiday single, Merry Christmas (I Dont Want To Fight Tonight).

The song sees Little Steven and his backing group bringing their one-of-a-kind sound to The Ramones Yuletide classic, written by Joey Ramone and first found on the B-side to the 1987 single, I Wanna Live. The new rendition – arranged and produced by Stevie Van Zandt – was recorded by Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul two weeks ago during a soundcheck in Utrecht, Netherlands in the midst of their extraordinary Soulfire Tour 2017. The song captures all the spirit and energy of the 15-piece rock n soul revue at the very peak of their formidable onstage power.

Rolling Stone debuted the track and said it sounds much grander in Van Zandts hands, adding, he created a Wall of Sound with glockenspiel, chimes, string, organ and sleigh bells, a vocal chorus and saxophone. Listen at Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-little-stevens-cover-of-ramones-merry-christmas-w513808.

This is our tribute to the Ramones, keeping their music alive, Van Zandt told Rolling Stone. I needed a third verse so I channeled Joey and wrote what I feel is the third verse he would have written. His brother Mickey heard the record and gave me his blessing.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul – who recently rocked NPRs World Music Café with an exclusive interview and three-song live set – will wrap up the Soulfire Tour 2017 with a pair of holiday homecoming concerts, set for Brooklyn, NYs Brooklyn Bowl (December 20th) and Red Bank, NJs Count Basie Theatre (December 23rd). For ticket availability and exclusive VIP packages, please visit littlesteven.com.

SOURCE UMe

#littlesteven #stevievanzandt #christmasmusic #newmusic #newchristmasmusic #theramones Bruce Springsteen #BruceSpringsteen 

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

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(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

Jackson Browne Releases New Video and Single

Dec. 18, 2017 -- Singer Songwriter Jackson Browne has released a new video and single entitled “The Dreamer” which features the Mexican American roots band Los Cenzontles as well as David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

The song, written by Browne and Eugene Rodriguez of Los Cenzontles, examines the polarizing subject of Dreamers, those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

SOURCE Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #davidhidalgo #loslobos #loscenzontles #1970smusic #acousticrock

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The program is also distributed to a variety of outlets, including iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

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Written by Jackson Browne and Eugene Rodriguez. Performed by Jackson Browne, Los Cenzontles and David Hidalgo. Visit www.jacksonbrowne.com

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Sinatra and Seal Duet on "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
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Dec. 8, 2017 -- Today, British soul legend Seal has released a duet with one of history's most iconic artists, Frank Sinatra. Performing the Christmas classic, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," Seal and Sinatra sing side by side, in perfect harmony, creating a unique, one-off single, just in time for the holidays.

The dream collaboration, granted by Frank Sinatra Enterprises, is out today, ahead of Sinatra's birthday next Tuesday, December 12. The festive single will be accompanied by an exclusively commissioned video to premiere next week, showcasing both artists at their very best.

Seal said: "To play with Frank's musicians on Standards was quite something, but to perform with the man himself is beyond words."
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Tina Sinatra said: "Dad's Christmas recordings are as significant to his vast musical legacy as his signature saloon songs. The new Sinatra and Seal duet of 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' is a joyous hoot and 'sings' to the spirit of the season."
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This single continues Seal's recent affiliation with Ol' Blue Eyes, following his album Standards, which features legendary pianist Randy Waldman. The album also includes other legends, Chuck Berghofer (bass player with Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles) and Greg Fields (drummer with Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder).
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It's a natural successor to Seal's series of soul records, made a decade ago which sold more than five million copies around the world. Standards hears Seal's signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Sinatra (including "Luck Be A Lady," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "It Was A Very Good Year"), Ella Fitzgerald ("I'm Beginning to See The Light"), and Nina Simone ("I Put A Spell On You"). Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin) and the Cole Porter gem, "Love For Sale."
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#franksinatra #Sinatra #sealsinger #sealmusic #santaclause #christmasmusic #holidaymusic #newmusic #duet #popularmusic
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The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
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Sinatra and Seal Duet on Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
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Dec. 8, 2017 -- Today, British soul legend Seal has released a duet with one of historys most iconic artists, Frank Sinatra. Performing the Christmas classic, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Seal and Sinatra sing side by side, in perfect harmony, creating a unique, one-off single, just in time for the holidays.

The dream collaboration, granted by Frank Sinatra Enterprises, is out today, ahead of Sinatras birthday next Tuesday, December 12. The festive single will be accompanied by an exclusively commissioned video to premiere next week, showcasing both artists at their very best.

Seal said: To play with Franks musicians on Standards was quite something, but to perform with the man himself is beyond words.
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Tina Sinatra said: Dads Christmas recordings are as significant to his vast musical legacy as his signature saloon songs. The new Sinatra and Seal duet of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town is a joyous hoot and sings to the spirit of the season.
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This single continues Seals recent affiliation with Ol Blue Eyes, following his album Standards, which features legendary pianist Randy Waldman. The album also includes other legends, Chuck Berghofer (bass player with Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles) and Greg Fields (drummer with Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder).
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Its a natural successor to Seals series of soul records, made a decade ago which sold more than five million copies around the world. Standards hears Seals signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Sinatra (including Luck Be A Lady, Ive Got You Under My Skin, and It Was A Very Good Year), Ella Fitzgerald (Im Beginning to See The Light), and Nina Simone (I Put A Spell On You). Elsewhere, there are lush orchestral moments captured on Smile (Charlie Chaplin) and the Cole Porter gem, Love For Sale.
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SOURCE UMe

#franksinatra #Sinatra #sealsinger #sealmusic #santaclause #christmasmusic #holidaymusic #newmusic #duet #popularmusic
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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.

Streisand Concert Album Available Tomorrow

Dec. 7, 2017 – Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner Barbra Streisand’s new live album, ‘The Music…The Mem'ries…the Magic!’ will be released tomorrow, December 8. The album is available in two versions: A single disc, 19-song album of memorable concert highlights, and a Deluxe 2 disc set featuring the entire concert performance.

The concert film of the tour has been available on Netflix since November 22.
TRACK LISTING
STANDARD CD PACKAGE

1. People Overture (Entrance)
2. The Way We Were
3. Everything
4. Being At War With Each Other
5. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
6. Evergreen
7. You Don't Bring Me Flowers
8. Being Alive
9. Papa, Can You Hear Me?
10. Pure Imagination
11. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) with Anthony Newly
12. Losing My Mind
13. Isn't This Better
14. How Lucky Can You Get
15. Don't Rain On My Parade
16. People
17. Climb Ev'ry Mountain with Jamie Foxx
18. Happy Days Are Here Again
19. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

TRACK LISTING
DELUXE CD PACKAGE

DISC 1:
ACT I

1. People Overture (Entrance)
2. The Way We Were
3. Introductory Remarks
4. Everything
5. Being At War With Each Other
6. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
7. Evergreen
8. You Don't Bring Me Flowers
9. Being Alive
10. Directing Movies
11. Papa, Can You Hear Me?

DISC 2:
ACT II

1. Pure Imagination
2. Making Encore
3. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) with Anthony Newley
4. Losing My Mind
5. Isn't This Better
6. How Lucky Can You Get
7. Don't Rain On My Parade
8. People
9. Climb Ev'ry Mountain with Jamie Foxx
10. Happy Days Are Here Again
11. Jingle Bells?
12. With One More Look At You
13. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

BONUS TRACKS
14. By The Way
15. Children Will Listen
16. Everything Must Change

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Columbia Records

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Streisand Concert Album Available Tomorrow

Dec. 7, 2017 – Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner Barbra Streisand’s new live album, ‘The Music…The Memries…the Magic!’ will be released tomorrow, December 8. The album is available in two versions: A single disc, 19-song album of memorable concert highlights, and a Deluxe 2 disc set featuring the entire concert performance.

The concert film of the tour has been available on Netflix since November 22. 
TRACK LISTING
STANDARD CD PACKAGE

1.  People Overture (Entrance)
2.  The Way We Were
3.  Everything
4.  Being At War With Each Other
5.  No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
6.  Evergreen 
7.  You Dont Bring Me Flowers
8.  Being Alive
9.  Papa, Can You Hear Me?
10.  Pure Imagination
11.  Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) with Anthony Newly
12.  Losing My Mind
13.  Isnt This Better
14.  How Lucky Can You Get
15.  Dont Rain On My Parade
16.  People
17.  Climb Evry Mountain with Jamie Foxx
18.  Happy Days Are Here Again
19.  I Didnt Know What Time It Was

TRACK LISTING
DELUXE CD PACKAGE

DISC 1:
ACT I

1.  People Overture (Entrance)
2.  The Way We Were
3.  Introductory Remarks 
4.  Everything
5.  Being At War With Each Other
6.  No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
7.  Evergreen 
8.  You Dont Bring Me Flowers
9.  Being Alive
10.  Directing Movies 
11.  Papa, Can You Hear Me?

DISC 2:
ACT II

1.  Pure Imagination
2.  Making Encore
3.  Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) with Anthony Newley
4.  Losing My Mind
5.  Isnt This Better
6.  How Lucky Can You Get
7.  Dont Rain On My Parade
8.  People
9.  Climb Evry Mountain with Jamie Foxx
10.  Happy Days Are Here Again
11.  Jingle Bells?
12.  With One More Look At You
13.  I Didnt Know What Time It Was

BONUS TRACKS
14.  By The Way  
15.  Children Will Listen  
16.  Everything Must Change

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Columbia Records

#barbrastreisand #60smusic #70smusic #broadway #concert #livemusic #popmusic #singer #Jamiefoxx 

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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Remembering Roy Orbison

Dec. 6, 2017 (O&F) – On this date (#OTD) in 1988, one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll passed away at the age of 52. Roy Orbison, who had his first major hit – “Only the Lonely” – in 1960, was known as much for his catchy hit songs as he was for his unique vocals, which featured a baritone-to-tenor range.

Early in his career he recorded with a rockabilly, country and western sound, and he used some of those elements when he began singing many of his most famous rock and roll tunes.

One of Orbison’s biggest triumphs came the year before he died, when a star-studded group of elite musicians – all of whom were Orbison fans – joined the familiar sunglass-clad Orbison as his backing band for a live performance at the famed Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles.

The concert, filmed in black and white, was later released as ‘Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night,’ and featured Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Warnes, James Burton and k.d. lang.

A 30th anniversary edition of the concert was released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray earlier this year, and another project, a new compilation album with new backing from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, was released in November. The new album, ‘A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra features many of Orbison’s best known songs, such as “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” and “Only the Lonely,” as well as the Willie Nelson penned tune “Pretty Paper.”
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Additionally, Roy's sons Wesley (guitar), Roy Jr. (guitar) and Alex (drums) provided instrumental backing on selected tracks, along with ten-month-old grandson Roy III (guitar, tambourine).
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#royorbison #brucespringsteen #jacksonbrowne #elviscostello #tomwaits #bonnieraitt #60smusic #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #musician #popularmusic #1988
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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Remembering Roy Orbison

Dec. 6, 2017 (O&F) – On this date (#OTD) in 1988, one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll passed away at the age of 52.  Roy Orbison, who had his first major hit – “Only the Lonely” – in 1960, was known as much for his catchy hit songs as he was for his unique vocals, which featured a baritone-to-tenor range.

Early in his career he recorded with a rockabilly, country and western sound, and he used some of those elements when he began singing many of his most famous rock and roll tunes.

One of Orbison’s biggest triumphs came the year before he died, when a star-studded group of elite musicians – all of whom were Orbison fans – joined the familiar sunglass-clad Orbison as his backing band for a live performance at the famed Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles.

The concert, filmed in black and white, was later released as ‘Roy Orbison and Friends:  A Black and White Night,’ and featured Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Warnes, James Burton and k.d. lang.

A 30th anniversary edition of the concert was released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray earlier this year, and another project, a new compilation album with new backing from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, was released in November. The new album, ‘A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra features many of Orbison’s best known songs, such as “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” and “Only the Lonely,” as well as the Willie Nelson penned tune “Pretty Paper.”
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Additionally, Roys sons Wesley (guitar), Roy Jr. (guitar) and Alex (drums) provided instrumental backing on selected tracks, along with ten-month-old grandson Roy III (guitar, tambourine).
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#royorbison #brucespringsteen #jacksonbrowne #elviscostello #tomwaits #bonnieraitt #60smusic #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #musician #popularmusic #1988
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets.
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Vanilla Fudge Releases New, 50th Anniversary DVD/CD this Friday

Dec. 5, 2017 -- As the group celebrates a half-century of cutting edge music and live performances, Vanilla Fudge will release the CD/DVD of ‘Live at Sweden Rocks - The 50th Anniversary.’
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Available December 8th the new release presents the band in its rawest and most honest setting. Guitar, bass, drums and keyboards hold down the music, while the perfectly blended voices of the group provide the color behind the compelling lead vocals of Mark Stein. The result is a band that sounds just as strong and relevant today as it did in 1967.
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"Quite honestly, even though Vanilla Fudge has been together for half a century," says lead vocalist and keyboardist Mark Stein, "I really never tire of playing these songs and arrangements because the energy level never seems to dissipate."
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Adds drummer Carmine Appice: "It was a great time playing the Sweden Rock festival. To see all those people enjoying our set was a great feeling."
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The album features powerful psychedelic re-workings of classic songs from The Doors, Donovan and Led Zeppelin, along with a distinctive musical take on the Motown and R&B classics, "Shotgun" "Take Me For A Little While" and "You Keep Me Hanging On."
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With Stein, Appice and Martell in place, along with bassist Pete Bremy, Vanilla Fudge is one of a handful of 60s bands who are still intact with most of its founding members.

Formed out of the ashes of The Pigeons, with Stein, Appice, Martell and bassist Tim Bogert, the band was soon renamed Vanilla Fudge, because of its musical concept of four white musicians playing re-vamped rock versions of popular soul hits.

#vanillafudge #60smusic #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #livemusic #newmusic #musician #newalbum #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
#バニラファッジ
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◇The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.
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Vanilla Fudge Releases New, 50th Anniversary DVD/CD this Friday

Dec. 5, 2017 -- As the group celebrates a half-century of cutting edge music and live performances, Vanilla Fudge will release the CD/DVD of ‘Live at Sweden Rocks - The 50th Anniversary.’
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Available December 8th the new release presents the band in its rawest and most honest setting. Guitar, bass, drums and keyboards hold down the music, while the perfectly blended voices of the group provide the color behind the compelling lead vocals of Mark Stein. The result is a band that sounds just as strong and relevant today as it did in 1967.
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Quite honestly, even though Vanilla Fudge has been together for half a century, says lead vocalist and keyboardist Mark Stein, I really never tire of playing these songs and arrangements because the energy level never seems to dissipate.
-
Adds drummer Carmine Appice: It was a great time playing the Sweden Rock festival. To see all those people enjoying our set was a great feeling.
-
The album features powerful psychedelic re-workings of classic songs from The Doors, Donovan and Led Zeppelin, along with a distinctive musical take on the Motown and R&B classics, Shotgun Take Me For A Little While and You Keep Me Hanging On.
-
With Stein, Appice and Martell in place, along with bassist Pete Bremy, Vanilla Fudge is one of a handful of 60s bands who are still intact with most of its founding members.

Formed out of the ashes of The Pigeons, with Stein, Appice, Martell and bassist Tim Bogert, the band was soon renamed Vanilla Fudge, because of its musical concept of four white musicians playing re-vamped rock versions of popular soul hits.

#vanillafudge #60smusic #70smusic  #80smusic #rockandroll #livemusic #newmusic #musician #newalbum #popularmusic  #documentingpopularmusic 
#バニラファッジ
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.  
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George Strait Named Texan of The Year By Texas Legislative Conference

Dec. 4, 2017 -- Legendary Entertainer and "King of Country Music" George Strait has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference, the well-known annual statewide forum that is marking its 52nd year next March.

Strait will be presented with the award Thursday evening, March 22 at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. He will be joining an array of prominent past honorees since 1974 including Presidents, U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and business icons.

The Texas Legislative Conference is a nonpartisan organization of Texas business and political leaders who meet annually in New Braunfels to focus on public policy issues. This year's topics on Friday, March 23 will include Hurricane Harvey Impacts, March 2018 Primary Outcomes, and the Federal Tax Plan Impacts on Texas.

According to Conference Chair Doug Miller, former Texas State Representative, "No one has done more than George Strait to raise awareness and funds for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He put his well-earned reputation on the line and asked not only his fellow Texans to step up, but all Americans. And they have." To date, Strait's efforts on behalf of Hurricane Harvey victims have raised over $50 million.

Strait is known as the "King of Country Music" and his career spans more than 30 years. It includes over 60 No. 1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre, and his is the only act to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades. Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. He has sold over 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment awards.

SOURCE Texas Legislative Conference, The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce

#georgestrait ##80smusic #90smusic #countrymusic #texas #texan #kingofcountrymusic #hurricaneharvey #popularmusic
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George Strait Named Texan of The Year By Texas Legislative Conference

Dec. 4, 2017 -- Legendary Entertainer and King of Country Music George Strait has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference, the well-known annual statewide forum that is marking its 52nd year next March.

Strait will be presented with the award Thursday evening, March 22 at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. He will be joining an array of prominent past honorees since 1974 including Presidents, U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and business icons.

The Texas Legislative Conference is a nonpartisan organization of Texas business and political leaders who meet annually in New Braunfels to focus on public policy issues. This years topics on Friday, March 23 will include Hurricane Harvey Impacts, March 2018 Primary Outcomes, and the Federal Tax Plan Impacts on Texas.

According to Conference Chair Doug Miller, former Texas State Representative, No one has done more than George Strait to raise awareness and funds for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He put his well-earned reputation on the line and asked not only his fellow Texans to step up, but all Americans. And they have. To date, Straits efforts on behalf of Hurricane Harvey victims have raised over $50 million.

Strait is known as the King of Country Music and his career spans more than 30 years. It includes over 60 No. 1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre, and his is the only act to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades. Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.  He has sold over 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment awards.

SOURCE Texas Legislative Conference, The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce

#georgestrait ##80smusic #90smusic #countrymusic #texas #texan #kingofcountrymusic #hurricaneharvey #popularmusic
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◇The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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Episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and a variety of other outlets, as well as at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

Bette Midler’s Broadway Cast Recording of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Nominated for Grammy

Dec. 4, 2017 – Singer/actress Bette Midler’s Broadway musical, ‘Hello Dolly!,’ has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Produced by multiple Grammy winner Steven Epstein, the album was recently released in a 180-gram vinyl edition featuring a deluxe gatefold package and a twenty-page book of production photos, lyrics, and liner notes.

The nomination marks Midler's 14th time she has been recognized by the Recording Academy, having won an award three times in the past.

Midler said, "’Hello, Dolly!’ has been such a labor of love for all of us: Scott Rudin, Jerry Zaks, Warren Carlyle, David Hyde Pierce, Gavin Creel, Kate Baldwin, Taylor Trensch, Beanie Feldstein, the entire ensemble, Andy Einhorn, and Steven Epstein. We all are so grateful and honored to get the Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album!"
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There are only seven weeks left in Midler's already-historic run at the Shubert Theatre. Starting Saturday evening, January 20, two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, who has been called a "theatre goddess" by The Washington Post, will take on the title role of Dolly Gallagher Levi.

SOURCE Masterworks Broadway

#bettemidler #70smusic #80smusic #broadway #grammyawards #castrecording #hellodolly #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #ベットミドラー
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Bette Midler’s Broadway Cast Recording of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Nominated for Grammy

Dec. 4, 2017 – Singer/actress Bette Midler’s Broadway musical, ‘Hello Dolly!,’ has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Produced by multiple Grammy winner Steven Epstein, the album was recently released in a 180-gram vinyl edition featuring a deluxe gatefold package and a twenty-page book of production photos, lyrics, and liner notes.

The nomination marks Midlers 14th time she has been recognized by the Recording Academy, having won an award three times in the past.

Midler said, ’Hello, Dolly!’ has been such a labor of love for all of us: Scott Rudin, Jerry Zaks, Warren Carlyle, David Hyde Pierce, Gavin Creel, Kate Baldwin, Taylor Trensch, Beanie Feldstein, the entire ensemble, Andy Einhorn, and Steven Epstein. We all are so grateful and honored to get the Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album!
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There are only seven weeks left in Midlers already-historic run at the Shubert Theatre. Starting Saturday evening, January 20, two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, who has been called a theatre goddess by The Washington Post, will take on the title role of Dolly Gallagher Levi.

SOURCE Masterworks Broadway

#bettemidler #70smusic #80smusic #broadway #grammyawards #castrecording #hellodolly #popularmusic  #documentingpopularmusic  #ベットミドラー
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (link in bio).
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Episodes are also available on iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn and a variety of other outlets, as well as at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFStudios.com◇

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Classic Artists from Rock, Pop, Soul, Country, Punk and More Have Major Album Releases for the End of 2017 (Part II)

[Be sure to read Part I as well.]

Dec. 2, 2017 (O&F) – The end of the year is always a time when recording labels bring out some of their biggest products for the Christmas shopping rush. This year is no exception, and lovers of a variety of musical genres have a number of choices.

Here is an overview of some of the releases from classic recording artists (i.e. artists from the 1980s and before):

Roy Orbison
Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy’s Boys LLC released ‘A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ available on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats. The new album infuses Orbison's best original vocal performances with the emotion and world class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic.

The material on the album is vast, ranging from his early-mid 60s material on the Monument label where he hit his first commercial peak ("In Dreams," "Blue Angel," "Crying," "Dream Baby," "I'm Hurtin'," "It's Over," "Mean Woman Blues," "Only the Lonely," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Love Hurts," "Uptown") up to his comeback in the late 80s before his untimely passing ("You Got It," "I Drove All Night," "A Love So Beautiful"). The album also contains Orbison’s version of the Willie Nelson penned song "Pretty Paper."

‘A Love So Beautiful’ was produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, also at the helm for the hugely successful albums ‘If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ and ‘The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.’

The Alan Parsons Project
Legacy Recordings is celebrating the 35th anniversary of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ the Alan Parsons Project's 1982 masterpiece, with the worldwide release of a definitive deluxe collector's box set--featuring rare and unreleased material. A multi-layered masterpiece, the album was the Alan Parsons Project's sixth studio album written by Eric Woolfson (who passed December 2, 2009) and Alan Parsons.

The anniversary edition includes a box set of four discs - CD1: Original Album Expanded + bonus tracks; CD2: Eric Woolfson's Songwriting Diaries; CD3: Previously Unreleased Bonus Material and Disc 4: 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo HD version of the original album on Blu-ray. Also included are 2 vinyl LPs (the original album newly struck at half speed on four sides), a flexi-disc replica of an original 1982 promo, a 60-page hardback book featuring newly-written essays, previously unreleased images recently discovered in Woolfson's personal archive and new interviews with many of the musicians who recorded the tracks on the album, an Eye in the Sky 1982 replica poster and postcard, a gold-foil Eye of Horus stamp on the front of the box and more.

Luciano Pavarotti
In observance of the tenth anniversary of Pavarotti's passing, Decca/UMe has released ‘Luciano Pavarotti: The Complete Opera Recordings,’ encompassing 95 CDs and 6 Blu-ray Audio discs. The voluminous 101-disc limited edition collection offers an exhaustive survey of Pavarotti's Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips recordings plus two recordings made for EMI/Warner Classics: ‘L'amico Fritz’ and ‘Don Carlo.’

The collection spans the entire career of "The People's Tenor," presenting every role he ever performed, beginning with his debut recording of ‘La Bohème’ in 1961, allowing critics, collectors and fans to fully appreciate Pavarotti's exceptional achievements. In all, it features 34 complete operas plus a number of operas he recorded more than once: ‘Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera,’ ‘Rigoletto,’ ‘Il Trovatore’ and ‘La Traviata;’ ‘Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore;’ and Leoncavallo's ‘I Pagliacci.’ Also included are Pavarotti's stellar recordings of Verdi's ‘Requiem’ and Rossini's ‘Stabat Mater.’

Robert Plant
Former Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant has released his 11th studio album, ‘Carry Fire,’ in which he takes a journey into North African rhythms. He is backed by his band the Sensational Space Shifters, which features several musicians Plant has worked with since the mid-2000s.

The New York Times said “With the Sensational Space shifters, Mr. Plant embraces a modern, digital approach distinct from the painstaking analog perfectionism of Led Zeppelin. Various combinations of the band — which includes the keyboard player John Baggott, a veteran of trip-hop acts like Massive Attack and Tricky — split off to write and record interesting chunks of music, which are then woven together in the studio.”

Lionel Richie
One of Motown Records most successful artists will see the re-release of three of his biggest selling albums on vinyl on December 8. Pop/R&B crossover artist Lionel Richie was at the top of his game in the 1980s, and the three albums being reissued testify to that fact. The three albums consist of 1982's ‘Lionel Richie,’ 1983's ‘Can't Slow Down’ and 1985's ‘Dancing on The Ceiling.’

The self-titled 1982 album went quadruple-platinum and featured the hits "Truly," the upbeat "You Are" and "My Love," which also featured background vocals from a favored collaborator, Kenny Rogers.

‘Can't Slow Down’ sold more than 10 million copies and featured the singles "All Night Long (All Night)," "Hello," "Running With The Night" and "Stuck On You."

‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ achieving quadruple-platinum status with the title track becoming a major hit along with the songs "Love Will Conquer All" and the #1 ballad "Say You, Say Me," originally written for the movie ‘White Nights’ starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines. The song gave Richie an Academy Award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.

Minnie Riperton
The singer with a distinctively high upper vocal range topped the charts around the world in 1975 with "Lovin' You," one of the period's most distinctive and iconic hits. But the song only scratches the surface of Minnie Riperton's remarkable musical career, which began in her teens and ended prematurely with her untimely passing in 1979, at the age of 31. And it's only one facet of the extraordinary album from which it emerged, ‘Perfect Angel.’

Minnie's many facets are explored on ‘Perfect Angel: Deluxe Edition,’ which has been released as a 2-CD set, and as a standard digital and 96k/24-bit high-resolution audio formats in celebration of what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday. This set brings home the fact that, though not known at the time for contractual reasons, the original album is essentially a collaboration with Stevie Wonder, who: co-produced the album with Minnie's husband Richard Rudolph; arranged the tracks with his band, Wonderlove; played keyboards, harmonica and drums; and wrote two songs.

The Rolling Stones
Polydor Records/UMe has released ‘The Rolling Stones – On Air,’ a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from the group’s formative years. The songs, including eight the band have never recorded or released commercially, were originally broadcast on bygone UK BBC shows between 1963 and 1965. The collection has been released in several versions – CD, a double CD deluxe edition, heavy-weight vinyl and special limited-edition colored vinyl.

The 32-tracks in the collection come after the release of ‘The Rolling Stones – On Air’ coffee table book, by Richard Havers from Virgin Books.

RUSH
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its 1977 album ‘A Farewell to Kings,’ Rush has released a lavish, expanded edition of the landmark album that critics say played a major role in establishing the group as an internationally popular and respected band. The new release is available in four distinct configurations including (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) three-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) four-LP Deluxe Edition, and (4) the Deluxe Digital Edition.

The Super Deluxe Edition includes three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc and four high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs. The set encompasses the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD; a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at London's Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by longtime Rush engineer and original ‘A Farewell to Kings’ producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes; four newly-recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects the band has creatively titled "Cygnus X-2 Eh."

Sting
One of Sting’s most spectacular live performance is now available on DVD, blue-ray and digital download. ‘Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris’ features the musician's critically-acclaimed, guitar-driven 2017 rock tour as it hit the French capital for a very special performance at the iconic venue in April.

Sting is joined onstage by a 4-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, Josh Freese (drums), Rufus Miller (guitar) and Percy Cardona (accordion), with backing vocals from Joe Sumner plus Diego Navaira & Jerry Fuentes of Warner Music Nashville recording artists, The Last Bandoleros.

Barbra Streisand
Columbia Records will release a career defining album from the only recording artist in history to achieve a # 1 album in six consecutive decades. Barbra Streisand's ‘The Music…The Mem'ries…the Magic! will debut on December 8. The album, a live set from Streisand’s 13-city 2016 tour, will be available in two versions: A single disc, 19-song album of memorable concert highlights, and a Deluxe 2 disc set featuring the entire concert performance. The album is a companion to the Netflix concert TV special, which began airing on November 22.

The album features some of Streisand’s most memorable songs, including “People,” “The Way We Were,” “No More Tears (Enough is Enough),” Evergreen,” You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and “Happy Days are Here Again.”

Tears for Fears
Tears For Fears – Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith – close out 2017 with the release of their first career-spanning Greatest Hits album, ‘Rule The World.’ Not only does the album feature classics such as "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," "Shout," "Mad World," "Head Over Heels," "Woman In Chains," and more, but it also boasts the first original music from the duo since 2004.

This year, they recorded two new tracks—"I Love You But I'm Lost" and "Stay"—for inclusion on the collection. The single "I Love You But I'm Lost" bristles with the enigmatic energy of classic Tears For Fears, while the subtle acoustic "Stay" ranks among their most emotional fare. Both fit comfortably alongside the anthems that have defined three generations.

U2
Coming off one of the most successful concert tours of the year, U2 has released a new studio album, the band’s 14th, entitled ‘Songs of Experience,’ the sequel to the 2014 album ‘Songs of Innocence.’ The New York Times says of the new album “It’s not an album that courts new fans by radically changing U2’s style; instead, it reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”

Muddy Waters
Geffen/UMe is commemorating the forthcoming 60th anniversary of Muddy Waters' first album with a reissue of ‘The Best of Muddy Waters’ on vinyl in original mono for the first time in 30 years. The album is also available for download and streaming for the first time ever, giving new and familiar listeners a reminder of the blues man’s truly incandescent music.

An assemblage of Waters’ 78 RPM recording made between 1948 and 1954 for Chess Records, ‘The Best of Muddy Waters’ captured Waters' growth from acoustic artist to archetypical electrified band leader and charted the exciting evolution of blues. Rolling Stone awarded the timeless greatest hits collection a rare five-star review, hailing the 12 songs as "one masterpiece after another," and exclaiming, "Throughout, Waters embodies a persona that simmers with lust, loss and menace.

"Weird Al" Yankovic
Rock music's legendary satirist, “Weird Al” Yankovic, has released the career-spanning box set, ‘Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic.’ The new set features all 14 of Weird Al's studio albums remastered on CD, 150-gram vinyl and digital, spanning from his debut album ‘”Weird Al" Yankovic’ (1983) to ‘Mandatory Fun’ (2014). Mandatory Fun was not only the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard chart, but also the first to even reach that lofty position in over 50 years.

Altogether, the albums included in ‘Squeeze Box’ have earned multiple Grammy awards, as well as dozens of gold and platinum records in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Meanwhile, xix of the albums in the set are making their debut on vinyl. Each has been newly remastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Mark Wilder and personally approved by Yankovic. An Al-curated 15th bonus disc, ‘Medium Rarities,’ features specially selected non-album tracks from across his remarkable career.

This list focused mainly on artists from the 1980s and before, with albums scheduled for release in October, November and December of this year. Other 2017 albums released prior to October that deserve some notice include Herb Alpert’s ‘Music Volume 1,’ Bon Jovi’s ‘Bon Jovi: The Album,’ ELO’s 40th Anniversary Edition of ‘Out of the Blue,’ David Gilmour’s ‘Live At Pompeii,’ Little Steven’s ‘Soulfire,’ Melissa Manchester’s ‘The Fellas’ and Manchester’s ‘Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles,’ Scott McDavid’s “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance)” [single], Van Morrison’s ‘The Authorized Bang Collection,’ Anne Murray’s ‘The Ultimate Collection,’ Rusty Young’s ‘Waitin’ for the Sun,’ Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's ‘Anthology’ Sarah Partridge’s ‘Bright Lights and Promises: Redefining Janis Ian,’ Various Artists’ ‘Clive Davis - The Soundtrack of Our Lives.’

For more news on albums and other music projects from 2017, scroll through the Music News page at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFstudios.com, or the O&F Studios Facebook page.

Meanwhile, The O&F Studios' radio- documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Classic Artists from Rock, Pop, Soul, Country, Punk and More Have Major Album Releases for the End of 2017 (Part II)

[Be sure to read Part I as well.]

Dec. 2, 2017 (O&F) – The end of the year is always a time when recording labels bring out some of their biggest products for the Christmas shopping rush.  This year is no exception, and lovers of a variety of musical genres have a number of choices.

Here is an overview of some of the releases from classic recording artists (i.e. artists from the 1980s and before):

Roy Orbison
Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy’s Boys LLC released ‘A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ available on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats.  The new album infuses Orbisons best original vocal performances with the emotion and world class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic.

The material on the album is vast, ranging from his early-mid 60s material on the Monument label where he hit his first commercial peak (In Dreams, Blue Angel, Crying, Dream Baby, Im Hurtin, Its Over, Mean Woman Blues, Only the Lonely, Oh, Pretty Woman, Love Hurts, Uptown) up to his comeback in the late 80s before his untimely passing (You Got It, I Drove All Night, A Love So Beautiful).  The album also contains Orbison’s version of the Willie Nelson penned song Pretty Paper.

‘A Love So Beautiful’ was produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, also at the helm for the hugely successful albums ‘If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ and ‘The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.’

The Alan Parsons Project
Legacy Recordings is celebrating the 35th anniversary of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ the Alan Parsons Projects 1982 masterpiece, with the worldwide release of a definitive deluxe collectors box set--featuring rare and unreleased material.  A multi-layered masterpiece, the album was the Alan Parsons Projects sixth studio album written by Eric Woolfson (who passed December 2, 2009) and Alan Parsons.
 
The anniversary edition includes a box set of four discs - CD1: Original Album Expanded + bonus tracks; CD2: Eric Woolfsons Songwriting Diaries; CD3: Previously Unreleased Bonus Material and Disc 4: 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo HD version of the original album on Blu-ray.  Also included are 2 vinyl LPs (the original album newly struck at half speed on four sides), a flexi-disc replica of an original 1982 promo, a 60-page hardback book featuring newly-written essays, previously unreleased images recently discovered in Woolfsons personal archive and new interviews with many of the musicians who recorded the tracks on the album, an Eye in the Sky 1982 replica poster and postcard, a gold-foil Eye of Horus stamp on the front of the box and more.

Luciano Pavarotti
In observance of the tenth anniversary of Pavarottis passing, Decca/UMe has released ‘Luciano Pavarotti: The Complete Opera Recordings,’ encompassing 95 CDs and 6 Blu-ray Audio discs. The voluminous 101-disc limited edition collection offers an exhaustive survey of Pavarottis Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Philips recordings plus two recordings made for EMI/Warner Classics: ‘Lamico Fritz’ and ‘Don Carlo.’

The collection spans the entire career of The Peoples Tenor, presenting every role he ever performed, beginning with his debut recording of ‘La Bohème’ in 1961, allowing critics, collectors and fans to fully appreciate Pavarottis exceptional achievements. In all, it features 34 complete operas plus a number of operas he recorded more than once: ‘Verdis Un Ballo in Maschera,’ ‘Rigoletto,’ ‘Il Trovatore’ and ‘La Traviata;’ ‘Donizettis LElisir damore;’ and Leoncavallos ‘I Pagliacci.’ Also included are Pavarottis stellar recordings of Verdis ‘Requiem’ and Rossinis ‘Stabat Mater.’ 

Robert Plant
Former Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant has released his 11th studio album, ‘Carry Fire,’ in which he takes a journey into North African rhythms.  He is backed by his band the Sensational Space Shifters, which features several musicians Plant has worked with since the mid-2000s.

The New York Times said “With the Sensational Space shifters, Mr. Plant embraces a modern, digital approach distinct from the painstaking analog perfectionism of Led Zeppelin. Various combinations of the band — which includes the keyboard player John Baggott, a veteran of trip-hop acts like Massive Attack and Tricky — split off to write and record interesting chunks of music, which are then woven together in the studio.”

Lionel Richie
One of Motown Records most successful artists will see the re-release of three of his biggest selling albums on vinyl on December 8.  Pop/R&B crossover artist Lionel Richie was at the top of his game in the 1980s, and the three albums being reissued testify to that fact.  The three albums consist of 1982s ‘Lionel Richie,’ 1983s ‘Cant Slow Down’ and 1985s ‘Dancing on The Ceiling.’

The self-titled 1982 album went quadruple-platinum and featured the hits Truly, the upbeat You Are and My Love, which also featured background vocals from a favored collaborator, Kenny Rogers.

‘Cant Slow Down’ sold more than 10 million copies and featured the singles All Night Long (All Night), Hello, Running With The Night and Stuck On You.

‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ achieving quadruple-platinum status with the title track becoming a major hit along with the songs Love Will Conquer All and the #1 ballad Say You, Say Me, originally written for the movie ‘White Nights’ starring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines.  The song gave Richie an Academy Award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.

Minnie Riperton
The singer with a distinctively high upper vocal range topped the charts around the world in 1975 with Lovin You, one of the periods most distinctive and iconic hits. But the song only scratches the surface of Minnie Ripertons remarkable musical career, which began in her teens and ended prematurely with her untimely passing in 1979, at the age of 31.  And its only one facet of the extraordinary album from which it emerged, ‘Perfect Angel.’

Minnies many facets are explored on ‘Perfect Angel: Deluxe Edition,’ which has been released as a 2-CD set, and as a standard digital and 96k/24-bit high-resolution audio formats in celebration of what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday.  This set brings home the fact that, though not known at the time for contractual reasons, the original album is essentially a collaboration with Stevie Wonder, who: co-produced the album with Minnies husband Richard Rudolph; arranged the tracks with his band, Wonderlove; played keyboards, harmonica and drums; and wrote two songs.

The Rolling Stones
Polydor Records/UMe has released ‘The Rolling Stones – On Air,’ a collection of rarely heard radio recordings from the group’s formative years. The songs, including eight the band have never recorded or released commercially, were originally broadcast on bygone UK BBC shows between 1963 and 1965.  The collection has been released in several versions – CD, a double CD deluxe edition, heavy-weight vinyl and special limited-edition colored vinyl.

The 32-tracks in the collection come after the release of ‘The Rolling Stones – On Air’ coffee table book, by Richard Havers from Virgin Books. 

RUSH
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its 1977 album ‘A Farewell to Kings,’ Rush has released a lavish, expanded edition of the landmark album that critics say played a major role in establishing the group as an internationally popular and respected band.  The new release is available in four distinct configurations including (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) three-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) four-LP Deluxe Edition, and (4) the Deluxe Digital Edition. 

The Super Deluxe Edition includes three CDs, one Blu-ray Audio disc and four high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs. The set encompasses the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remastered edition of the album for the first time on CD; a complete Rush concert recorded in February 1978 at Londons Hammersmith Odeon, newly mixed by longtime Rush engineer and original ‘A Farewell to Kings’ producer Terry Brown from the multi-track live tapes; four newly-recorded cover versions of songs from the original album by Dream Theater, Big Wreck, The Trews and Alain Johannes; and an instrumental studio outtake of the spacey sound effects the band has creatively titled Cygnus X-2 Eh. 

Sting
One of Sting’s most spectacular live performance is now available on DVD, blue-ray and digital download.  ‘Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris’ features the musicians critically-acclaimed, guitar-driven 2017 rock tour as it hit the French capital for a very special performance at the iconic venue in April.

Sting is joined onstage by a 4-piece band including his longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller, Josh Freese (drums), Rufus Miller (guitar) and Percy Cardona (accordion), with backing vocals from Joe Sumner plus Diego Navaira & Jerry Fuentes of Warner Music Nashville recording artists, The Last Bandoleros.

Barbra Streisand
Columbia Records will release a career defining album from the only recording artist in history to achieve a # 1 album in six consecutive decades.  Barbra Streisands ‘The Music…The Memries…the Magic! will debut on December 8.  The album, a live set from Streisand’s 13-city 2016 tour, will be available in two versions: A single disc, 19-song album of memorable concert highlights, and a Deluxe 2 disc set featuring the entire concert performance.  The album is a companion to the Netflix concert TV special, which began airing on November 22.

The album features some of Streisand’s most memorable songs, including “People,” “The Way We Were,” “No More Tears (Enough is Enough),” Evergreen,” You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and “Happy Days are Here Again.”

Tears for Fears
Tears For Fears – Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith – close out 2017 with the release of their first career-spanning Greatest Hits album, ‘Rule The World.’  Not only does the album feature classics such as Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Shout, Mad World, Head Over Heels, Woman In Chains, and more, but it also boasts the first original music from the duo since 2004.

This year, they recorded two new tracks—I Love You But Im Lost and Stay—for inclusion on the collection. The single I Love You But Im Lost bristles with the enigmatic energy of classic Tears For Fears, while the subtle acoustic Stay ranks among their most emotional fare. Both fit comfortably alongside the anthems that have defined three generations.

U2
Coming off one of the most successful concert tours of the year, U2 has released a new studio album, the band’s 14th, entitled ‘Songs of Experience,’ the sequel to the 2014 album ‘Songs of Innocence.’  The New York Times says of the new album “It’s not an album that courts new fans by radically changing U2’s style; instead, it reaffirms the sound that has been filling arenas and stadiums for decades.”

Muddy Waters
Geffen/UMe is commemorating the forthcoming 60th anniversary of Muddy Waters first album with a reissue of ‘The Best of Muddy Waters’ on vinyl in original mono for the first time in 30 years.  The album is also available for download and streaming for the first time ever, giving new and familiar listeners a reminder of the blues man’s truly incandescent music. 

An assemblage of Waters’ 78 RPM recording made between 1948 and 1954 for Chess Records, ‘The Best of Muddy Waters’ captured Waters growth from acoustic artist to archetypical electrified band leader and charted the exciting evolution of blues. Rolling Stone awarded the timeless greatest hits collection a rare five-star review, hailing the 12 songs as one masterpiece after another, and exclaiming, Throughout, Waters embodies a persona that simmers with lust, loss and menace.

Weird Al Yankovic
Rock musics legendary satirist, “Weird Al” Yankovic, has released the career-spanning box set, ‘Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of Weird Al Yankovic.’  The new set features all 14 of Weird Als studio albums remastered on CD, 150-gram vinyl and digital, spanning from his debut album ‘”Weird Al Yankovic’ (1983) to ‘Mandatory Fun’ (2014). Mandatory Fun was not only the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard chart, but also the first to even reach that lofty position in over 50 years. 

Altogether, the albums included in ‘Squeeze Box’ have earned multiple Grammy awards, as well as dozens of gold and platinum records in the U.S., Canada and Australia.  Meanwhile, xix of the albums in the set are making their debut on vinyl.  Each has been newly remastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Mark Wilder and personally approved by Yankovic. An Al-curated 15th bonus disc, ‘Medium Rarities,’ features specially selected non-album tracks from across his remarkable career.

This list focused mainly on artists from the 1980s and before, with albums scheduled for release in October, November and December of this year.  Other 2017 albums released prior to October that deserve some notice include Herb Alpert’s ‘Music Volume 1,’ Bon Jovi’s ‘Bon Jovi: The Album,’ ELO’s 40th Anniversary Edition of ‘Out of the Blue,’ David Gilmour’s ‘Live At Pompeii,’ Little Steven’s ‘Soulfire,’ Melissa Manchester’s ‘The Fellas’ and Manchester’s ‘Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles,’ Scott McDavid’s “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance)” [single], Van Morrison’s ‘The Authorized Bang Collection,’ Anne Murray’s ‘The Ultimate Collection,’ Rusty Young’s ‘Waitin’ for the Sun,’ Nitty Gritty Dirt Bands ‘Anthology’ Sarah Partridge’s ‘Bright Lights and Promises: Redefining Janis Ian,’ Various Artists’ ‘Clive Davis - The Soundtrack of Our Lives.’ 

For more news on albums and other music projects from 2017, scroll through the Music News page at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFstudios.com, or the O&F Studios Facebook page.

Meanwhile, The O&F Studios radio- documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.  

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Classic Artists from Rock, Pop, Soul, Country, Punk and More Have Major Album Releases for the End of 2017 (Part I)

Dec. 2, 2017 (O&F) – The end of the year is always a time when recording labels bring out some of their biggest products for the Christmas shopping rush. This year is no exception, and lovers of a variety of musical genres have a number of choices.

Here is an overview of some of the releases from classic recording artists (i.e. 1980s and before):

Bryan Adams
Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams has released the greatest hits package ‘Ultimate,’ which features 21 tracks, including two new songs. The goal of the album is to condense Adams' extensive back catalogue - 13 studio albums, 5 live albums, 5 compilation albums and over 75 singles - into a 21-track offering guaranteed to capture the true essence of the hit maker’s much celebrated career.

The set contains early hits such as "Cuts Like a Knife" and "Run to You" as well as later additions to his repertoire, such as "When You're Gone" with Melanie C and "Cloud Number Nine." Additional songs in the collection include "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," "Summer Of '69," "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" and his Rod Stewart and Sting collaboration "All for Love."

Fred Astaire
In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed up with pianist Oscar Peterson and an all-star jazz sextet to record jazz versions of many of the songs that Astaire helped introduce and make famous in the 1930s and '40s. The original program, The Astaire Story, was an innovative three LP set comprised of 38 selections including three features for Astaire's tap-dancing and the rousing instrumental "Jam Session."

In celebration of its 65th anniversary, the album has been released as an expanded 2CD version and digital collection boasting 41 tracks including a previously unreleased alternate version of "I Won't Dance," one of Astaire's trademark numbers and three examples of Astaire's famed dancing. The album is presented in a novel way and has been reassembled to give it the shape of a soundtrack. The two "Blues" serve as bookends while the "Jam Session" is featured as an intermission.

The Beatles
On December 15, the Deluxe Anniversary Edition of The Beatles' 1967 masterwork, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, will debut worldwide in high definition digital audio (96kHz/24bit). The set features the album's acclaimed 2017 stereo mix, plus 18 additional tracks, including complete alternate takes for the groundbreaking album's 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo. The expanded edition also features the 2017 stereo mix and an instrumental take of "Penny Lane" and the 2015 stereo mix and two complete alternate takes for "Strawberry Fields Forever."

On the same date, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's 2017 stereo mix will be released in two distinct 1-LP vinyl editions: a 180-gram black vinyl LP and a limited, collectible picture disc vinyl LP. Produced by Giles Martin for this year's universally heralded 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition releases, the album's new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by Giles' father, George Martin. Praised by fans and music critics around the world, The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition is 2017's most celebrated historical music release and an ideal gift for Beatle People here, there, and everywhere.

Glen Campbell
The late Glen Campbell’s last studio album, ‘Adiós,’ will be released on December 8 as a vinyl-only, two-album set that combines the 2017 album with Campbell’s 16-track ‘Greatest Hits’ album from 2009, which has never before been issued on vinyl. The hits album features some of Campbell’s best known songs, including "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman," "Southern Nights," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Gentle On My Mind" and "Galveston."

Meanwhile, the newly launched ‘Glen Campbell Official Webstore,’ store.glencampbell.com, is offering several exclusive deals, including limited edition color pressings of ‘Adiós’ and three of Campbell's classic albums. With only 500 copies of each titled pressed for the world, ‘Adiós’ is on 180-gram translucent gold vinyl, the album ‘Wichita Lineman’ is on pink vinyl,’ Gentle On My Mind’ is on clear green vinyl and ‘Galveston’ is on coke bottle clear vinyl.

The Carpenters
A&M/UMe has released ‘The Vinyl Collection,’ a new career-spanning 12-LP vinyl box set chronicling the recorded output of one of the most celebrated and best loved duos in pop/rock history, the Carpenters. The new package includes all 12 albums replicated on 180-gram black vinyl and housed in a stylish slipcase. Each album features lovingly restored original packaging and related artwork. Mastered for vinyl by Ron McMaster (The Beach Boys, Don McLean) at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, each album will also be released individually. However, the box set does not include the duo’s two Christmas albums.

This collection chronicles Richard and Karen Carpenters' super-successful 14-year career, which resulted in 11 studio albums and a greatest hits collection, ‘The Singles 1969 - 1973,’ that has been certified at seven-times platinum and features such indelible chart-topping hits as "We've Only Just Begun," "Top of the World," "Superstar," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Goodbye to Love," "Yesterday Once More," "It's Going to Take Some Time," "Sing," "For All We Know," "Hurting Each Other," and "(They Long to Be) Close to You."

Johnny Cash
During the last decade of his life, the legendary Johnny Cash worked with producer Rick Rubin for a series of albums on Rubin’s American Recordings label. In 2003, a CD box set entitled ‘Unearthed’ was released and mainly featured previously unreleased material, recorded during Cash’s final years. American Recordings and UMe have now released the 79-song set on nine high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs while expanding the original box's distinctive packaging for the long-playing format.

The vinyl box features a pair of cloth-bound books housed in an LP-sized black cloth slipcase. One book holds the nine LPs, while the other is a gorgeous 60-page coffee table book that incorporates Sylvie Simmons' extensive liner notes, drawn from five days of interviews at Cash's home in Tennessee, as well as Cash and Rubin's comments on every song on the set, plus a copious selection of photographs from the recording sessions, including some of the last photos ever taken of Cash.

Bing Crosby
Perhaps the most popular and accomplished singer in the history of recorded music was Bing Crosby, who, in a career that began in the 1930s, achieved nearly 400 charted singles, including 41 No. 1 hits. If you take into account the multiple times "White Christmas" charted, that would move his #1 hits total to 43 – more than the Beatles and Elvis combined. Most music historians believe Crosby is the best- selling recording artist ever with around a billion units sold.

In 2017, Crosby is adding to that total with the release of two new albums in the Bing Crosby Archive CD series. The new titles are ‘New Tricks: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ and ‘Among My Souvenirs: More Treasures from the Crosby Archive,’ which will both be released on December 8.

The original 1957 twelve-track New Tricks LP has been freshly mastered from the original session tapes and expanded with twelve bonus tracks, including nine that have never previously been released.

New Tricks is the fourth and final 1950s Decca Crosby LP to be reissued in the deluxe format by the Bing Crosby Archive. In 2013 Bing's first LP, Le Bing: Song Hits of Paris (1953), received the deluxe treatment. Some Fine Old Chestnuts (1954) and Songs I Wish I'd Sung the First Time Around (1956) were released in deluxe editions in 2014.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
For the first time, all of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's classic duets are in one place: ‘Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings,’ a new 4CD and digital set that is part of ‘Ella 100,’ Verve Records/UMe's yearlong celebration of Fitzgerald's centennial. The 75-tracks on the duet collection showcase the pair’s three timeless Verve albums – newly remastered versions of ‘Ella and Louis,’ ‘Ella and Louis Again’ and ‘Porgy and Bess.’
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Additionally, their Decca singles are included in the set as well as their, live recordings from ‘Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl,’ recorded as a warmup for Ella and Louis, plus several alternates and false starts from the Decca and Verve eras, illuminating their craft and good humor.

‘Cheek To Cheek’ also includes unreleased material: "The Memphis Blues," with Bing Crosby, from his radio show; several takes of Armstrong's solo showcase, "Bess, Oh Where's My Bess;" and an instrumental mix of "Red-Headed Woman." The comprehensive collection is rounded out with extensive essay by Ricky Riccardi, the world's leading authority on Armstrong, plus detailed annotations and rare images from the archives.

Dan Fogelberg
Music from the late Dan Fogelberg saw a number of incarnations in 2017 – a previously unreleased live recording from Carnegie Hall; a new musical ‘Part of the Plan,’ which featured his music, opened in Nashville; a tribute concert in Colorado, where Fogelberg was posthumously inducted into the state’s Music Hall of Fame; and a radio documentary on the O&F Studios’ series ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ which featured stories from Fogelberg’s record producer Norbert Putnam.

To cap off the year, the highly-anticipated album ‘A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg’ has been released, and it features a long list of artists who adamantly wanted to be part of the project, including Garth Brooks, Donna Summer, Joe Walsh, Zac Brown, Jimmy Buffett, Michael McDonald, Train, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Boz Scaggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others.

Aretha Franklin
Classics from the Queen of Soul get a new treatment in the new collection, ‘A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.’ The album, which features Franklin’s classic vocals, was recorded with brand new backing vocals, led by Grammy Award-winning singer Patti Austin.

Highlights on the set are “newly re-imagined versions” of such legendary classics such as “Respect,” “Think,” “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),” and “Angel.” The album was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman, the masterminds behind the massive worldwide success of ‘If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ which topped the charts in multiple countries and sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Patrick said in the press release for A Brand New Me, “There is a reason that Aretha Franklin is called the ‘Queen of Soul.’ There is nothing more exciting than that incredible voice taking you on an emotional roller coaster ride through her amazing repertoire of songs. To have the opportunity to work with that voice on this project has been the greatest honor and to hear a symphony orchestra wrapped around those performances is breathtaking.”

Whitney Houston/The Bodyguard
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the iconic film ‘The Bodyguard,’ Legacy Recordings (in cooperation with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston) has released ‘Whitney Houston - I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard.’ The collection brings together a variety of live and studio recordings -- many previously unreleased or unavailable -- chronicling the artist's peak achievements.

The new release includes never-before-released live recordings from Whitney's historic ‘The Bodyguard Tour’ (1993-1995); alternate versions of the audio recordings from the ‘The Bodyguard’ film; an alternate version of a remix of "I'm Every Woman;” additional artwork and more. The album is available on CD and digital configurations as well as a limited edition 2LP 12" purple vinyl edition.

Some highlights from the album include an alternate mix of "I Will Always Love You," which features a spoken word intro of Whitney as Rachel Marron, an A Capella version of "Jesus Loves Me," which has never been heard before and a live recording from ‘The Bodyguard World Tour’ of "Run To You," which Whitney rarely performed.

Michael Jackson
Billed as the perfect Halloween set, Michael Jackson’s estate released ‘Scream’ from the King of Pop with a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks. The songs in the collection include “Thriller,” “Dangerous,” “Blood On The Dance Floor,” “Ghosts,” “Torture,” and “Dirty Diana.” The album is available on CD and digital and was also released as a limited, glow-in-dark 2LP vinyl set, Additionally, all packages include a poster.

The Jam
In 1977 The Jam released their exhilarating debut album, ‘In the City,’ and in the very same year the follow up ‘This Is the Modern World.’ To celebrate this 40th anniversary, UMe/Polydor has released ‘1977,’ a five-disc box set featuring both albums re-mastered as well as unreleased demos and live recordings.

Disc 1 consists of the original remastered ‘In the City;’ Disc 2 features 11 demos made for the first album – 6 of which are previously unreleased – Disc 3 contains the original remastered ‘This is the Modern World;’ Disc 4 features the previously unreleased 1977 concert featuring material from the first two albums; and Disc 5 is a DVD featuring TV appearances from the likes of Top Of The Pops and So It Goes plus promo videos from 1977. It includes performances of the hit single "All Around The World" (which did not appear on either LP).

Elton John
British icon Elton John has released 'Diamonds,' an elaborate greatest hits collection, on 1CD, 2CDs, 3CD limited edition boxset, 2LP heavy-weight gatefold vinyl and digital formats. In what is being called the definitive Elton John collection, the set brings together all the landmark hits of one of the greatest song books of all time, including “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time),” “Candle In The Wind,” “Don't Go Breaking My Heart,” “Sacrifice,” “'Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and many more.

'Diamonds' coincides with the 50th anniversary of Elton's phenomenal song writing partnership with Bernie Taupin. Meeting in 1967 through a music magazine advert seeking songwriters, Elton and Bernie went on to become one of the most enduring song writing duos of all time, achieving a sustained level of success that puts them head and shoulders above the competition.

Johnny Mathis
The smooth and endearing voice of Johnny Mathis has given the Texas-born singer a long and enduring career that saw his first recordings come in the 1950s. To honor the 82-year old crooner, Legacy Recordings will release the career-spanning box set ‘The Voice of Romance: The Columbia Original Album Collection’ on December 8.

Mathis, who was involved in putting the 68-disc set together, first signed with Columbia Records in 1955, and archivists from Legacy poured through Columbia’s deep vault of studio and live material, restoring and remastering tracks for the digital release. The collection includes 62 Columbia albums that have been remastered (25 of which are available on CD for the very first time), two previously unreleased albums, a 2-disc collection featuring 40 previously unreleased songs as well as ‘Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook.’

Paul McCartney
From Paul McCartney's Archive Collection comes the reissue of the first eight Archive Collection titles in affordable single CD digipak and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats—as well as limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection feature a download card and fully restored artwork. The titles and corresponding limited edition vinyl colors are as follows:

Paul McCartney: ‘McCartney’ - RED
Paul McCartney: ‘McCartney II’ - CLEAR
Paul McCartney: ‘Tug Of War’ - BLUE
Paul McCartney: ‘Pipes Of Peace’ - SILVER
Paul and Linda McCartney: ‘Ram’ - YELLOW
Paul McCartney and Wings: ‘Band On the Run’ - WHITE
Wings: Venus And Mars - RED & YELLOW
Wings: At the Speed Of Sound - ORANGE

Moody Blues
Currently nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2018, the Moody Blues are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark album ‘Days of Future Passed,’ originally released in 1967. The expanded 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is available in a 2CD/DVD format. Due to a damaged master tape of the original mix, the album was remixed in stereo in 1972; this later mix has been used for the album's subsequent CD reissues.

Today's technology has allowed for the original stereo master to be repaired, and the new 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition pairs that original album mix with the 1972 stereo mix. The commemorative set also features nine BBC Radio session performances, as well as a DVD with a new 5.1 surround sound mix derived from the album's original 1972 Quad mix, plus previously unreleased video footage of the band performing three key Days Of Future Passed tracks at MIDEM on January 24, 1968, eight weeks after the album's release. The set also includes a poster designed by Ray Thomas. On the same date, the album's restored 1967 stereo mix will also be released on 180-gram vinyl.

See Part II of this article for more year-end albums from 2017.

For more news on albums and other music projects from 2017, scroll through the Music News page at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFstudios.com, or the O&F Studios Facebook page.

Meanwhile, The O&F Studios' radio- documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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Classic Artists from Rock, Pop, Soul, Country, Punk and More Have Major Album Releases for the End of 2017 (Part I)

Dec. 2, 2017 (O&F) – The end of the year is always a time when recording labels bring out some of their biggest products for the Christmas shopping rush.  This year is no exception, and lovers of a variety of musical genres have a number of choices.

Here is an overview of some of the releases from classic recording artists (i.e. 1980s and before):

Bryan Adams
Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams has released the greatest hits package ‘Ultimate,’ which features 21 tracks, including two new songs.  The goal of the album is to condense Adams extensive back catalogue - 13 studio albums, 5 live albums, 5 compilation albums and over 75 singles - into a 21-track offering guaranteed to capture the true essence of the hit maker’s much celebrated career.

The set contains early hits such as Cuts Like a Knife and Run to You as well as later additions to his repertoire, such as When Youre Gone with Melanie C and Cloud Number Nine.  Additional songs in the collection include (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, Summer Of 69, Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? and his Rod Stewart and Sting collaboration All for Love.

Fred Astaire
In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed up with pianist Oscar Peterson and an all-star jazz sextet to record jazz versions of many of the songs that Astaire helped introduce and make famous in the 1930s and 40s. The original program, The Astaire Story, was an innovative three LP set comprised of 38 selections including three features for Astaires tap-dancing and the rousing instrumental Jam Session.

In celebration of its 65th anniversary, the album has been released as an expanded 2CD version and digital collection boasting 41 tracks including a previously unreleased alternate version of I Wont Dance, one of Astaires trademark numbers and three examples of Astaires famed dancing. The album is presented in a novel way and has been reassembled to give it the shape of a soundtrack. The two Blues serve as bookends while the Jam Session is featured as an intermission.

The Beatles
On December 15, the Deluxe Anniversary Edition of The Beatles 1967 masterwork, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, will debut worldwide in high definition digital audio (96kHz/24bit). The set features the albums acclaimed 2017 stereo mix, plus 18 additional tracks, including complete alternate takes for the groundbreaking albums 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo. The expanded edition also features the 2017 stereo mix and an instrumental take of Penny Lane and the 2015 stereo mix and two complete alternate takes for Strawberry Fields Forever.

On the same date, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Bands 2017 stereo mix will be released in two distinct 1-LP vinyl editions: a 180-gram black vinyl LP and a limited, collectible picture disc vinyl LP. Produced by Giles Martin for this years universally heralded Sgt. Pepper Anniversary Edition releases, the albums new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by Giles father, George Martin. Praised by fans and music critics around the world, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper Anniversary Edition is 2017s most celebrated historical music release and an ideal gift for Beatle People here, there, and everywhere.

Glen Campbell
The late Glen Campbell’s last studio album, ‘Adiós,’ will be released on December 8 as a vinyl-only, two-album set that combines the 2017 album with Campbell’s 16-track ‘Greatest Hits’ album from 2009, which has never before been issued on vinyl.  The hits album features some of Campbell’s best known songs, including Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman, Southern Nights, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Gentle On My Mind and Galveston.

Meanwhile, the newly launched ‘Glen Campbell Official Webstore,’ https://store.glencampbell.com, is offering several exclusive deals, including limited edition color pressings of ‘Adiós’ and three of Campbells classic albums. With only 500 copies of each titled pressed for the world, ‘Adiós’ is on 180-gram translucent gold vinyl, the album ‘Wichita Lineman’ is on pink vinyl,’ Gentle On My Mind’ is on clear green vinyl and ‘Galveston’ is on coke bottle clear vinyl. 

The Carpenters
A&M/UMe has released ‘The Vinyl Collection,’ a new career-spanning 12-LP vinyl box set chronicling the recorded output of one of the most celebrated and best loved duos in pop/rock history, the Carpenters.  The new package includes all 12 albums replicated on 180-gram black vinyl and housed in a stylish slipcase. Each album features lovingly restored original packaging and related artwork. Mastered for vinyl by Ron McMaster (The Beach Boys, Don McLean) at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, each album will also be released individually. However, the box set does not include the duo’s two Christmas albums. 

This collection chronicles Richard and Karen Carpenters super-successful 14-year career, which resulted in 11 studio albums and a greatest hits collection, ‘The Singles 1969 - 1973,’ that has been certified at seven-times platinum and features such indelible chart-topping hits as Weve Only Just Begun, Top of the World, Superstar, Rainy Days and Mondays, Goodbye to Love, Yesterday Once More, Its Going to Take Some Time, Sing, For All We Know, Hurting Each Other, and (They Long to Be) Close to You. 

Johnny Cash
During the last decade of his life, the legendary Johnny Cash worked with producer Rick Rubin for a series of albums on Rubin’s American Recordings label.  In 2003, a CD box set entitled ‘Unearthed’ was released and mainly featured previously unreleased material, recorded during Cash’s final years.  American Recordings and UMe have now released the 79-song set on nine high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs while expanding the original boxs distinctive packaging for the long-playing format.  

The vinyl box features a pair of cloth-bound books housed in an LP-sized black cloth slipcase. One book holds the nine LPs, while the other is a gorgeous 60-page coffee table book that incorporates Sylvie Simmons extensive liner notes, drawn from five days of interviews at Cashs home in Tennessee, as well as Cash and Rubins comments on every song on the set, plus a copious selection of photographs from the recording sessions, including some of the last photos ever taken of Cash.

Bing Crosby
Perhaps the most popular and accomplished singer in the history of recorded music was Bing Crosby, who, in a career that began in the 1930s, achieved nearly 400 charted singles, including 41 No. 1 hits.  If you take into account the multiple times White Christmas charted, that would move his #1 hits total to 43 – more than the Beatles and Elvis combined.  Most music historians believe Crosby is the best- selling recording artist ever with around a billion units sold.

In 2017, Crosby is adding to that total with the release of two new albums in the Bing Crosby Archive CD series.  The new titles are ‘New Tricks: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ and ‘Among My Souvenirs: More Treasures from the Crosby Archive,’ which will both be released on December 8.

The original 1957 twelve-track New Tricks LP has been freshly mastered from the original session tapes and expanded with twelve bonus tracks, including nine that have never previously been released. 

New Tricks is the fourth and final 1950s Decca Crosby LP to be reissued in the deluxe format by the Bing Crosby Archive. In 2013 Bings first LP, Le Bing: Song Hits of Paris (1953), received the deluxe treatment. Some Fine Old Chestnuts (1954) and Songs I Wish Id Sung the First Time Around (1956) were released in deluxe editions in 2014.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
For the first time, all of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrongs classic duets are in one place: ‘Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings,’ a new 4CD and digital set that is part of ‘Ella 100,’ Verve Records/UMes yearlong celebration of Fitzgeralds centennial.  The 75-tracks on the duet collection showcase the pair’s three timeless Verve albums – newly remastered versions of ‘Ella and Louis,’ ‘Ella and Louis Again’ and ‘Porgy and Bess.’
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Additionally, their Decca singles are included in the set as well as their, live recordings from ‘Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl,’ recorded as a warmup for Ella and Louis, plus several alternates and false starts from the Decca and Verve eras, illuminating their craft and good humor.

‘Cheek To Cheek’ also includes unreleased material: The Memphis Blues, with Bing Crosby, from his radio show; several takes of Armstrongs solo showcase, Bess, Oh Wheres My Bess; and an instrumental mix of Red-Headed Woman. The comprehensive collection is rounded out with extensive essay by Ricky Riccardi, the worlds leading authority on Armstrong, plus detailed annotations and rare images from the archives.

Dan Fogelberg
Music from the late Dan Fogelberg saw a number of incarnations in 2017 – a previously unreleased live recording from Carnegie Hall; a new musical ‘Part of the Plan,’ which featured his music, opened in Nashville; a tribute concert in Colorado, where Fogelberg was posthumously inducted into the state’s Music Hall of Fame; and a radio documentary on the O&F Studios’ series ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ which featured stories from Fogelberg’s record producer Norbert Putnam.

To cap off the year, the highly-anticipated album ‘A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg’ has been released, and it features a long list of artists who adamantly wanted to be part of the project, including Garth Brooks, Donna Summer, Joe Walsh, Zac Brown, Jimmy Buffett, Michael McDonald, Train, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Boz Scaggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others.

Aretha Franklin
Classics from the Queen of Soul get a new treatment in the new collection, ‘A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.’  The album, which features Franklin’s classic vocals, was recorded with brand new backing vocals, led by Grammy Award-winning singer Patti Austin.

Highlights on the set are “newly re-imagined versions” of such legendary classics such as “Respect,” “Think,” “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),” and “Angel.” The album was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman, the masterminds behind the massive worldwide success of ‘If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ which topped the charts in multiple countries and sold more than 1.5 million copies.

Patrick said in the press release for A Brand New Me, “There is a reason that Aretha Franklin is called the ‘Queen of Soul.’ There is nothing more exciting than that incredible voice taking you on an emotional roller coaster ride through her amazing repertoire of songs. To have the opportunity to work with that voice on this project has been the greatest honor and to hear a symphony orchestra wrapped around those performances is breathtaking.”

Whitney Houston/The Bodyguard
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the iconic film ‘The Bodyguard,’ Legacy Recordings (in cooperation with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston) has released ‘Whitney Houston - I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard.’  The collection brings together a variety of live and studio recordings -- many previously unreleased or unavailable -- chronicling the artists peak achievements.

The new release includes never-before-released live recordings from Whitneys historic ‘The Bodyguard Tour’ (1993-1995); alternate versions of the audio recordings from the ‘The Bodyguard’ film; an alternate version of a remix of Im Every Woman;” additional artwork and more.  The album is available on CD and digital configurations as well as a limited edition 2LP 12 purple vinyl edition.  

Some highlights from the album include an alternate mix of I Will Always Love You, which features a spoken word intro of Whitney as Rachel Marron, an A Capella version of Jesus Loves Me, which has never been heard before and a live recording from ‘The Bodyguard World Tour’ of Run To You, which Whitney rarely performed.

Michael Jackson
Billed as the perfect Halloween set, Michael Jackson’s estate released ‘Scream’ from the King of Pop with a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks.  The songs in the collection include “Thriller,” “Dangerous,” “Blood On The Dance Floor,” “Ghosts,” “Torture,” and “Dirty Diana.”  The album is available on CD and digital and was also released as a limited, glow-in-dark 2LP vinyl set,  Additionally, all packages include a poster.

The Jam
In 1977 The Jam released their exhilarating debut album, ‘In the City,’ and in the very same year the follow up ‘This Is the Modern World.’ To celebrate this 40th anniversary, UMe/Polydor has released ‘1977,’ a five-disc box set featuring both albums re-mastered as well as unreleased demos and live recordings.

Disc 1 consists of the original remastered ‘In the City;’ Disc 2 features 11 demos made for the first album – 6 of which are previously unreleased – Disc 3 contains the original remastered ‘This is the Modern World;’ Disc 4 features the previously unreleased 1977 concert featuring material from the first two albums; and Disc 5 is a DVD featuring TV appearances from the likes of Top Of The Pops and So It Goes plus promo videos from 1977. It includes performances of the hit single All Around The World (which did not appear on either LP).

Elton John
British icon Elton John has released Diamonds, an elaborate greatest hits collection, on 1CD, 2CDs, 3CD limited edition boxset, 2LP heavy-weight gatefold vinyl and digital formats.  In what is being called the definitive Elton John collection, the set brings together all the landmark hits of one of the greatest song books of all time, including “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man (I Think Its Going To Be A Long, Long Time),” “Candle In The Wind,” “Dont Go Breaking My Heart,” “Sacrifice,” “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and many more.

Diamonds coincides with the 50th anniversary of Eltons phenomenal song writing partnership with Bernie Taupin. Meeting in 1967 through a music magazine advert seeking songwriters, Elton and Bernie went on to become one of the most enduring song writing duos of all time, achieving a sustained level of success that puts them head and shoulders above the competition. 

Johnny Mathis
The smooth and endearing voice of Johnny Mathis has given the Texas-born singer a long and enduring career that saw his first recordings come in the 1950s.  To honor the 82-year old crooner, Legacy Recordings will release the career-spanning box set ‘The Voice of Romance: The Columbia Original Album Collection’ on December 8.

Mathis, who was involved in putting the 68-disc set together, first signed with Columbia Records in 1955, and archivists from Legacy poured through Columbia’s deep vault of studio and live material, restoring and remastering tracks for the digital release. The collection includes 62 Columbia albums that have been remastered (25 of which are available on CD for the very first time), two previously unreleased albums, a 2-disc collection featuring 40 previously unreleased songs as well as ‘Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook.’

Paul McCartney
From Paul McCartneys Archive Collection comes the reissue of the first eight Archive Collection titles in affordable single CD digipak and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats—as well as limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection feature a download card and fully restored artwork. The titles and corresponding limited edition vinyl colors are as follows:

Paul McCartney: ‘McCartney’ - RED
Paul McCartney: ‘McCartney II’ - CLEAR
Paul McCartney: ‘Tug Of War’ - BLUE 
Paul McCartney: ‘Pipes Of Peace’ - SILVER 
Paul and Linda McCartney: ‘Ram’ - YELLOW
Paul McCartney and Wings: ‘Band On the Run’ - WHITE
Wings: Venus And Mars - RED & YELLOW
Wings: At the Speed Of Sound - ORANGE

Moody Blues
Currently nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2018, the Moody Blues are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark album ‘Days of Future Passed,’ originally released in 1967.  The expanded 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is available in a 2CD/DVD format.  Due to a damaged master tape of the original mix, the album was remixed in stereo in 1972; this later mix has been used for the albums subsequent CD reissues.

Todays technology has allowed for the original stereo master to be repaired, and the new 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition pairs that original album mix with the 1972 stereo mix. The commemorative set also features nine BBC Radio session performances, as well as a DVD with a new 5.1 surround sound mix derived from the albums original 1972 Quad mix, plus previously unreleased video footage of the band performing three key Days Of Future Passed tracks at MIDEM on January 24, 1968, eight weeks after the albums release. The set also includes a poster designed by Ray Thomas. On the same date, the albums restored 1967 stereo mix will also be released on 180-gram vinyl.

See Part II of this article for more year-end albums from 2017.

For more news on albums and other music projects from 2017, scroll through the Music News page at the O&F Studios website, www.OandFstudios.com, or the O&F Studios Facebook page.

Meanwhile, The O&F Studios radio- documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.  

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The Late Leonard Cohen and Glenn Campbell Nominated for Grammy Awards

Nov. 28, 2017 (O&F) – Before his death in November of 2016, legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen had just released the album ‘You Want It Darker.’ The album received critical praise, and now Cohen has been honored with two Grammy nominations for the album.

The title track is nominated for Best Rock Performance, a category that also includes a nomination for the late Chris Cornell and his song “The Promise.” (Cornell’s death in May 2017 was ruled a suicide.)
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Other nominees in the Rock Performance category include Foo Fighters for “Run,” Kaleo for “No Good” and Nothing More for “Go To War.”
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Meanwhile, in the category for Best American Roots Performance, Cohen is nominated for “Steer Your Way,” also from his ‘You Want It Darker’ album. He’s joined in the category by another artist who passed away recently, Glen Campbell, who died on August 8, 2017 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Campbell’s last project was the album ‘Adios,’ released in June 2017, and the biographical song “Arkansas Farmboy” is nominated.

The other nominees for Best American Roots Performance consist of Alabama Shakes for “Killer Diller Blues,” Blind Boys of Alabama for “Let My Mother Live” and Alison Krauss for “I Never Cared For You.”
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The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 28, 2018 in New York City.

#leonardcohen #glencampbell #grammys2018 #grammyawards #rip #rock #countrymusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic Glen Campbell (Official)
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The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.
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The Late Leonard Cohen and Glenn Campbell Nominated for Grammy Awards

Nov. 28, 2017 (O&F) – Before his death in November of 2016, legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen had just released the album ‘You Want It Darker.’ The album received critical praise, and now Cohen has been honored with two Grammy nominations for the album.

The title track is nominated for Best Rock Performance, a category that also includes a nomination for the late Chris Cornell and his song “The Promise.” (Cornell’s death in May 2017 was ruled a suicide.)
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Other nominees in the Rock Performance category include Foo Fighters for “Run,” Kaleo for “No Good” and Nothing More for “Go To War.”
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Meanwhile, in the category for Best American Roots Performance, Cohen is nominated for “Steer Your Way,” also from his ‘You Want It Darker’ album.  He’s joined in the category by another artist who passed away recently, Glen Campbell, who died on August 8, 2017 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Campbell’s last project was the album ‘Adios,’ released in June 2017, and the biographical song “Arkansas Farmboy” is nominated.

The other nominees for Best American Roots Performance consist of Alabama Shakes for “Killer Diller Blues,” Blind Boys of Alabama for “Let My Mother Live” and Alison Krauss for “I Never Cared For You.”
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The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 28, 2018 in New York City.

#leonardcohen #glencampbell #grammys2018 #grammyawards #rip #rock #countrymusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic Glen Campbell (Official)
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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at the O&F Studios website, http://oandfstudios.com/documenting-popular-music.

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The Making of a Classic – The Story of How One of Barry Manilow’s Most Beloved Songs Finally Became a Hit

It was 1971, and a 25-year-old Barry Manilow was still a struggling musician and commercial jingles writer when he came up with a melody he felt was very special. That melody would become the song “Could It Be Magic,” which featured a chorus based on the chord changes in Chopin’s Prelude in C Minor.

“Could It Be Magic” had several early incarnations, including a version produced by a well-intending Tony Orlando that Manilow says thankfully didn’t become a hit. The behind the scenes story of how the song eventually became a Top 10 single – as well as Manilow’s unwavering belief that the song was something special – are detailed in the new episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music.’

The radio-documentary series is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#barrymanilow #tonyorlando #coulditbemagic #1970smusic #Top40 #popmusic #documentary #musichistory #radiodocumentary #radio #chopin Tony Orlando and Dawn #featherbed Barry Manilow (1973 album)
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The Making of a Classic – The Story of How One of Barry Manilow’s Most Beloved Songs Finally Became a Hit

It was 1971, and a 25-year-old Barry Manilow was still a struggling musician and commercial jingles writer when he came up with a melody he felt was very special.  That melody would become the song “Could It Be Magic,” which featured a chorus based on the chord changes in Chopin’s Prelude in C Minor.

“Could It Be Magic” had several early incarnations, including a version produced by a well-intending Tony Orlando that Manilow says thankfully didn’t become a hit.  The behind the scenes story of how the song eventually became a Top 10 single – as well as Manilow’s unwavering belief that the song was something special – are detailed in the new episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music.’

The radio-documentary series is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#barrymanilow #tonyorlando #coulditbemagic #1970smusic #Top40 #popmusic #documentary #musichistory #radiodocumentary #radio #chopin  Tony Orlando and Dawn #featherbed Barry Manilow (1973 album)

The last few episodes of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ have been very well received, and that has helped us reach the Top 5 on iTunes’ most popular Music Podcasts, today.

The interview with Sarah Partridge about her album ‘Bright Lights and Promises: Redefining Janis Ian’ was a big success. Ian’s status as one of the truly gifted songwriters to come out of the 60s and 70s created great interest, and Partridge’s behind the scenes account of working with the folk icon helped created a great program.

Additionally, our profile of musician Scott McDavid (Scott McDavid Music -- formerly of the group Split the Dark) and his musical roots in Birmingham, Alabama, became our first two-part episode, and it also was well received. (Part II, in which McDavid talks about scoring documentaries and independent movies, his new single and working with Chuck Berry was slightly more popular than Part I.)

Thanks for listening, and if you haven’t heard the radio-documentary series, yet, you can find it, of course, on iTunes as well as a variety of other outlets.

Other episodes spotlight the following artists:
Dan Fogelberg
Rusty Young (the leader of the group Poco)
Herb Alpert (album review)
David Bowie
Ron Aprea/ John Lennon
and a feature on country crossover hits from the early 1980s

‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#documentary #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #popularmusic
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The last few episodes of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ have been very well received, and that has helped us reach the Top 5 on iTunes’ most popular Music Podcasts, today.

The interview with Sarah Partridge about her album ‘Bright Lights and Promises:  Redefining Janis Ian’ was a big success.  Ian’s status as one of the truly gifted songwriters to come out of the 60s and 70s created great interest, and Partridge’s behind the scenes account of working with the folk icon helped created a great program.

Additionally, our profile of musician Scott McDavid (Scott McDavid Music -- formerly of the group Split the Dark) and his musical roots in Birmingham, Alabama, became our first two-part episode, and it also was well received.  (Part II, in which McDavid talks about scoring documentaries and independent movies, his new single and working with Chuck Berry was slightly more popular than Part I.)

Thanks for listening, and if you haven’t heard the radio-documentary series, yet, you can find it, of course, on iTunes as well as a variety of other outlets.

Other episodes spotlight the following artists:
Dan Fogelberg
Rusty Young (the leader of the group Poco)
Herb Alpert (album review)
David Bowie
Ron Aprea/ John Lennon
and a feature on country crossover hits from the early 1980s

‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.  

#documentary #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #popularmusic

A BEATLES FIRST: Fab Four’s Prized Fan Club Holiday Recordings Being Released

Nov. 2, 2017 -- Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe are wrapping up new, global Beatles releases for the holiday season, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

The Beatles' annual holiday tradition of recording jolly Christmas messages for fan club members was an important part of the band's relationship with their most ardent supporters, affectionately referred to by them as "Beatle People." Spanning 1963 to 1969, The Beatles' holiday recordings were originally pressed on flexi discs and mailed to fan club members each December.

Never released beyond the fan club until now, The Beatles' seven holiday messages have been newly pressed on a rainbow of seven-inch colored vinyl singles for The Christmas Records box set, to be released worldwide on December 15. The limited edition collection presents each vinyl single with its original flexi disc sleeve artwork, accompanied by a 16-page booklet with recording notes and reproductions of the fan club's National Newsletters, which were mailed to members with the holiday flexi discs.

The Beatles: The Christmas Records [limited edition box set: seven 7” colored vinyl singles]

1963: “The Beatles' Christmas Record” (one-sided, 5:00)
Recorded: 17 October 1963

1964: “Another Beatles Christmas Record” (one-sided, 3:58)
Recorded: 26 October 1964

1965: “The Beatles' Third Christmas Record” (one-sided, 6:20)
Recorded: 8 November 1965

1966: “Pantomime - Everywhere It's Christmas: The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Record” (one-sided, 6:36) Recorded: 25 November 1966

1967: “Christmas Time (Is Here Again): The Beatles’ Fifth Christmas Record” (one-sided, 6:06) Recorded: 28 November 1967

1968: “The Beatles' Sixth Christmas Record” (two-sided, 7:48)
Recorded: 1968

1969: “The Beatles' Seventh Christmas Record” (two-sided, 7:39) Recorded: 1969

Preorder The Beatles' limited edition The Christmas Records box set: TheBeatles.lnk.to/ChristmasRecords

SOURCE Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe

#beatles #paulmccartney #johnlennon #ringo #georgeharrison #vinyl #christmas #ビートルズ

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HtBDK0y9-k&feature=youtu.be
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“HAPPY CHRISTMAS, BEATLE PEOPLE!” THE BEATLES RING IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH ‘THE CHRISTMAS RECORDS’ LIMITED EDITION SEVEN-INCH VINYL BOX SET TO BE RELEASED DECEM...

Ron Howard's Beatles Documentary Coming to PBS this Month

Nov. 2, 2017 -- On Saturday, November 25, PBS presents the U.S. television broadcast premiere of ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,’ Ron Howard's Emmy Award and GRAMMY Award-winning documentary film about The Beatles' phenomenal early career.

The premiere broadcast, from 8:00-10:30 pm ET, will be followed by PBS' encore broadcast of Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution (10:30-Midnight ET), which continues the story beyond The Beatles' touring years, during the months the band spent creating Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The Beatles Channel on SiriusXM will also present special programming. "The Fab Fourum," hosted by Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan, will air a special 'Eight Days A Week' episode on Wednesday, November 15 at 9:00-11:00 pm ET, ahead of the film's PBS broadcast premiere. For more information, visit www.siriusxm.com/thebeatles.

SOURCE Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe

#beatles #paulmccartney #johnlennon #ringo #georgeharrison #documentary

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Being Released on HD Digital Audio and Vinyl

Nov. 2, 2017 – On December 15, the Deluxe Anniversary Edition of The Beatles' 1967 masterwork, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, will debut worldwide in high definition digital audio (96kHz/24bit). The Deluxe Anniversary Edition features the album's acclaimed 2017 stereo mix, plus 18 additional tracks, including complete alternate takes for the groundbreaking album's 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo. The expanded edition also features the 2017 stereo mix and an instrumental take of "Penny Lane" and the 2015 stereo mix and two complete alternate takes for "Strawberry Fields Forever."

On the same date, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's 2017 stereo mix will be released in two distinct 1-LP vinyl editions: a 180-gram black vinyl LP and a limited, collectible picture disc vinyl LP. Produced by Giles Martin for this year's universally heralded 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition releases, the album's new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by Giles' father, George Martin. Praised by fans and music critics around the world, The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Anniversary Edition is 2017's most celebrated historical music release and an ideal gift for Beatle People here, there, and everywhere.

Preorder Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 180-gram black vinyl LP:

TheBeatles.lnk.to/SgtPepperAnniversary1LP
Preorder Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band limited edition picture disc vinyl LP: TheBeatles.lnk.to/SgtPepperAnniversaryPictureDisc
Purchase Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition: TheBeatles.lnk.to/SgtPepperAnniversary

SOURCE Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe

#beatles #paulmccartney #johnlennon #ringo #georgeharrison #vinyl #ビートルズ

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x-DQBuervc
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THE BEATLES CELEBRATE ‘SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND’ WITH SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION RELEASES Pre-order now: TheBeatles.lnk.to/SgtPepperAnni...

U2 Announce Details of New Album and 2018 Tour

Nov. 1, 2017 -- Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, will be released December 1st, 2017 by Interscope Records in the U.S. and via Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms. Accompanying the announcement of the Songs of Experience release, Live Nation has confirmed that U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will begin in North America in May 2018.

Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014's Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw "U2 reinvent the arena show" (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. The tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 in Tulsa at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below.
Pre-order of Songs of Experience is available now across all digital platforms and will include three instant grat songs: The previously unreleased "Get Out of Your Own Way," first single "You're The Best Thing About Me" which was released on September 6th, and the album version of "The Blackout," previously released as a performance video in August.

All three songs are available now to stream across all platforms. Fans who pre-order the deluxe version of the album will also receive the Kygo remix of "You're The Best Thing About Me."
In addition to unveiling album artwork by Anton Corbijn, U2 has revealed the final tracklist of Songs of Experience which was completed earlier this year. The lyrical approach of the album was greatly inspired by Irish poet, novelist and Trinity College, Dublin Professor Emeritus Brendan Kennelly's advice to Bono to "write as if you're dead", resulting in a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer's heart - family, friends, fans, himself.

Tickets for the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE North American Tour 2018 go on sale Monday, November 20th @ 10:00 am exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan. In keeping with their commitment to ensure tickets get into the hands of fans, not scalpers or bots, U2 has partnered with Ticketmaster to use its Verified Fan platform. Verified Fan will power all ticket sales, providing fans who truly want to attend the show with the best opportunity to get great tickets.

U2.com fan club subscribers receive first access and can register at www.u2.com/subscribe beginning today until Sunday, November 12th. U2.com subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 am and running through Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 pm.

Citi is the official credit card for the U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special, first-ever Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United States. Citi cardmembers can register now through November 14th to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Thursday, November 16th at 9:00 am and will continue through Saturday, November 18th at 5:00 pm. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit: citiprivatepass.com

Tickets will also be available for the Verified Fan public sale that begins on Monday, November 20th at 10:00 am. All fans must register by Saturday, November 18th for the opportunity to unlock access to tickets. To begin, visit u2.tmverifiedfan.com.

Songs of Experience is the companion release to 2014's 'Songs of Innocence', the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake. Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band-members' teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans.

The full track listing for the album is:
1. Love Is All We Have Left
2. Lights of Home
3. You're The Best Thing About Me
4. Get Out of Your Own Way
5. American Soul
6. Summer of Love
7. Red Flag Day
8. The Showman (Little More Better)
9. The Little Things That Give You Away
10. Landlady
11. The Blackout
12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
13. 13 (There is a Light)

U2 2018 TOUR ITINERARY

May 2 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
May 4 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
May 7 San Jose, CA SAP Center
May 11 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
May 15 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
May 22 Chicago, IL United Center
May 26 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
May 28 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
June 5 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 9 Uniondale, NY NYCB Live
Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 17 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
June 21 Boston, MA TD Garden
June 25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
June 29 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

#u2 #u2music #newmusic

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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U2 Announce Details of New Album and 2018 Tour

Nov. 1, 2017 -- Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, will be released December 1st, 2017 by Interscope Records in the U.S. and via Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms. Accompanying the announcement of the Songs of Experience release, Live Nation has confirmed that U2s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will begin in North America in May 2018.

Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will serve as a sequel to 2015s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which saw U2 reinvent the arena show (Rolling Stone) and was named the #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times. The tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 in Tulsa at the BOK Center. Full itinerary below. 
Pre-order of Songs of Experience is available now across all digital platforms and will include three instant grat songs: The previously unreleased Get Out of Your Own Way, first single Youre The Best Thing About Me which was released on September 6th, and the album version of The Blackout, previously released as a performance video in August.

All three songs are available now to stream across all platforms. Fans who pre-order the deluxe version of the album will also receive the Kygo remix of Youre The Best Thing About Me. 
In addition to unveiling album artwork by Anton Corbijn, U2 has revealed the final tracklist of Songs of Experience which was completed earlier this year. The lyrical approach of the album was greatly inspired by Irish poet, novelist and Trinity College, Dublin Professor Emeritus Brendan Kennellys advice to Bono to write as if youre dead, resulting in a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singers heart - family, friends, fans, himself.

Tickets for the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE North American Tour 2018 go on sale Monday, November 20th @ 10:00 am exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan. In keeping with their commitment to ensure tickets get into the hands of fans, not scalpers or bots, U2 has partnered with Ticketmaster to use its Verified Fan platform. Verified Fan will power all ticket sales, providing fans who truly want to attend the show with the best opportunity to get great tickets.

U2.com fan club subscribers receive first access and can register at http://www.u2.com/subscribe beginning today until Sunday, November 12th. U2.com subscribers will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 am and running through Thursday, November 16th at 5:00 pm. 

Citi is the official credit card for the U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special, first-ever Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan opportunity for tour dates in the United States. Citi cardmembers can register now through November 14th to unlock access to tickets and use their Citi card to complete the ticket purchase if verified. The Citi Presale begins Thursday, November 16th at 9:00 am and will continue through Saturday, November 18th at 5:00 pm. To register for the Citi Presale powered by Verified Fan visit: citiprivatepass.com 

Tickets will also be available for the Verified Fan public sale that begins on Monday, November 20th at 10:00 am. All fans must register by Saturday, November 18th for the opportunity to unlock access to tickets. To begin, visit u2.tmverifiedfan.com.

Songs of Experience is the companion release to 2014s Songs of Innocence, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake. Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band-members teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans. 

The full track listing for the album is:
1. Love Is All We Have Left 
2. Lights of Home   
3. Youre The Best Thing About Me 
4. Get Out of Your Own Way 
5. American Soul 
6. Summer of Love 
7. Red Flag Day 
8. The Showman (Little More Better) 
9. The Little Things That Give You Away 
10. Landlady 
11. The Blackout 
12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way 
13. 13 (There is a Light) 

U2 2018 TOUR ITINERARY 

May 2                 Tulsa, OK           BOK Center
May 4           St. Louis, MO          Scottrade Center
May 7            San Jose, CA           SAP Center
May 11           Las Vegas, NV         T-Mobile Arena
May 15            Los Angeles, CA      The Forum
May 22             Chicago, IL               United Center
May 26              Nashville, TN            Bridgestone Arena
May 28               Atlanta, GA               Infinite Energy Arena
June 5                 Montreal, QC            Bell Centre
June 9          Uniondale, NY           NYCB Live 
 Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13           Philadelphia, PA       Wells Fargo Center
June 17            Washington, DC       Capital One Arena
June 21             Boston, MA               TD Garden
June 25              New York, NY           Madison Square Garden
June 29               Newark, NJ               Prudential Center

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

#u2 #u2music #newmusic

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

"The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance)"
スコット・マクダビッド のジャズ

日本のラジオのための無料のMP3 (DM)

#ジャズ #ミュージシャン #新しい音楽 #ハロウィン #ハロウィン🎃 #日本のラジオ #ラジオ
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The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance)
スコット・マクダビッド のジャズ

日本のラジオのための無料のMP3 (DM)

#ジャズ #ミュージシャン #新しい音楽 #ハロウィン #ハロウィン🎃 #日本のラジオ #ラジオ

Every Halloween needs a Lady in Black

Music Video at:
www.youtube.com/channel/UC97z9aTACWO1Kvv9ZvJ23hw

#jazz #newmusic #musician #jazzmusic #musicvideo #ジャズ #ミュージシャン #スコットマクダビッド #ハロウィン #ハロウィン🎃 #halloween #scottmcdavid Scott McDavid Music Stephanie Love
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Every Halloween needs a Lady in Black

Music Video at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC97z9aTACWO1Kvv9ZvJ23hw

#jazz #newmusic #musician #jazzmusic #musicvideo #ジャズ #ミュージシャン #スコットマクダビッド #ハロウィン #ハロウィン🎃 #halloween #scottmcdavid Scott McDavid Music Stephanie Love

Janis Ian Gets a Jazz Treatment – Sarah Partridge Talks about Her Tribute Album to the Folk Singer

The new episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ features an interview with jazz singer Sarah Partridge, who details how she worked with Janis Ian on the album ‘Bright Lights and Promises: Redefining Janis Ian’ (Origin Records).

Ian, who debuted during the folk scene of the 1960s, rose to fame with her hits “Society’s Child” (1967) and “At Seventeen” (1975), and she’s written numerous songs – some of which were previously unrecorded – that deal with social, political and relationship issues.

Partridge and her musical arrangers – Allen Farnham and Tim Horner – have mined Ian’s rich catalog of music for the tribute album, and the song selections and new arrangements work so well, it’s a wonder no one has attempted this before.

Making the project even more special is Ian’s involvement. She co-wrote two new songs with Partridge, and Ian and Partridge perform a duet on one of those new songs, “A Quarter Past Heartache.”

‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

COMING SOON
Upcoming episodes of Documenting Popular Music will feature a look at Gordon Lightfoot’s career with author Nicholas Jennings, a conversation with Merrilee Rush (“Angel of the Morning”) and a look at the story behind one of Barry Manilow’s most beloved hits.

#janisian #sarahpartridge #folkmusic #jazz #1960smusic #1970smusic #popularmusic #ジャニスイアン #民族音楽 #ジャズ Janis Ian
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Janis Ian Gets a Jazz Treatment – Sarah Partridge Talks about Her Tribute Album to the Folk Singer

The new episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ features an interview with jazz singer Sarah Partridge, who details how she worked with Janis Ian on the album ‘Bright Lights and Promises:  Redefining Janis Ian’ (Origin Records).

Ian, who debuted during the folk scene of the 1960s, rose to fame with her hits “Society’s Child” (1967) and “At Seventeen” (1975), and she’s written numerous songs – some of which were previously unrecorded – that deal with social, political and relationship issues.

Partridge and her musical arrangers – Allen Farnham and Tim Horner – have mined Ian’s rich catalog of music for the tribute album, and the song selections and new arrangements work so well, it’s a wonder no one has attempted this before.

Making the project even more special is Ian’s involvement.  She co-wrote two new songs with Partridge, and Ian and Partridge perform a duet on one of those new songs, “A Quarter Past Heartache.”

‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.  

COMING SOON
Upcoming episodes of Documenting Popular Music will feature a look at Gordon Lightfoot’s career with author Nicholas Jennings, a conversation with Merrilee Rush (“Angel of the Morning”) and a look at the story behind one of Barry Manilow’s most beloved hits.

#janisian #sarahpartridge #folkmusic #jazz #1960smusic #1970smusic #popularmusic #ジャニスイアン #民族音楽 #ジャズ Janis Ian

Out-Of-Print Collection Featuring Tina Turner, Dave Mason, Leon Russell, Pointer Sisters and Others Revived for Legendary Label's 50th Anniversary

Oct. 30, 2017 -- From 1968 to 1978, Blue Thumb Records was one of music's most adventurous and imaginative record labels, with a far-ranging roster of cutting-edge acts and an unconventional visual sensibility. Nurturing an eclectic assortment of artists from a wide variety of genres, Blue Thumb embodied the restless creative spirit of the era in which it was born, reflecting the emerging attitude that albums were worthy of being taken seriously as artistic statements.

Blue Thumb's expansive musical vision was anthologized on the 1995 label retrospective All Day Thumbsucker Revisited. Verve Records/UMe has released the long-out-of-print collection in an updated two-CD edition on the eve of next year's 50th anniversary of Blue Thumb's founding. The first in a projected series of releases to celebrate the revered label, the CD set offers 32 vintage tracks spread across two discs, while the digital edition, due November 10, marks the first time this collection will be available as a digital download and for streaming.

In showcasing Blue Thumb's influential artist roster, the album also honors the iconoclastic musical vision of late label founders Bob Krasnow, who died on December 11, 2016, and Tommy LiPuma, who passed away on March 13, 2017. The album is available for purchase here: lnk.to/Thumbsucker2CD
Danny Bennett, President & CEO of Verve Label Group comments, "With the release of All Day Thumbsucker Revisited, we are so proud to honor Tommy LiPuma and Bob Krasnow by celebrating their Blue Thumb Records legacy and the incredible music they curated, all of which is well represented on this must-have collection."

Blue Thumb Records' diverse artist roster included avant-garde hero Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (whose rejected band name provided Blue Thumb's handle), Marc Bolan's Tyrannosaurus Rex, soul icons Ike and Tina Turner, hitmakers the Pointer Sisters, retro-swing hipsters Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, venerable rockers Dave Mason and Leon Russell, psychedelic savants Love, boundary-pushing future star Sylvester, avant-jazz icon Sun Ra, rap progenitors the Last Poets, Gypsy jazz guitarist Gábor Szabó, spoken-word innovator Ken Nordine, British imports Mark-Almond and the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, jazz greats the Crusaders, Luis Gasca and Philip Upchurch, and blues legends Albert Collins, John Mayall, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Junior Mance—all of whom are featured on All Day Thumbsucker Revisited.

Along with 30 tracks from the original album, the 2017 edition of All Day Thumbsucker Revisited features two additional tracks by Buddy Guy and the Pointer Sisters. In addition to the above-mentioned artists, the album also includes a track by veteran pianist-journalist Ben Sidran, who also provided the original album's liner notes, which are reproduced here in their entirety.

Bob Krasnow had already been president of the King and Buddah/Kama Sutra labels when he formed Blue Thumb Records in 1968. Recruiting like-minded A&M Records producer Tommy LiPuma and A&M marketing executive Don Graham, Krasnow set out to build a record label that would reflect his own freewheeling sensibility as well as the increasing influence of album-oriented radio.

As Joe Sample of the Crusaders observed, "LiPuma and Krasnow were young and vibrant men with a tremendous love of music. And they also had the expertise to back up that love. And they started signing all kinds of bands. It was the new image in music, and I think it was the best kind of image that we ever had in the music business.

"There was a sense in the air of a lot of adventure," Sample notes. "The music business was making big, major changes; the newfound FM airwaves meant there was suddenly a whole new branch of radio stations that played music that would never be played on an AM station. Blue Thumb was one of the first companies that realized this new set of airwaves was important for music."

Commenting on Blue Thumb's early days, Sidran recalled, "They were running it, literally, out of three rooms. And they were making records that were consciously counter to what was going on. And nobody had done that... Krasnow was going out of his way to do something different."

That "something different" can be heard throughout All Day Thumbsucker Revisited, whose vintage grooves affirm the timeless brilliance of Blue Thumb's enduring musical vision.

ALL DAY THUMBSUCKER REVISITED TRACK LISTING

Disc One
1. Only You Know and I Know - Dave Mason
2. The City - Mark-Almond
3. Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders
4. A Song For You - Leon Russell
5. Stimela (Coaltrain) - Hugh Masekela
6. By The Light Of Magical Moon - Tyrannosaurus Rex
7. Yes We Can Can - Pointer Sisters
8. Darkness Darkness - Philip Upchurch
9. Son Of Mirror Man – Mere Man - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
10. Sugar on the Line - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation
11. Little Mama - Luis Gasca
12. Canned Music - Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
13. Riffin' (A.K.A. A Motif Is Just A Riff) – Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Junior Mance
14. I've Been Loving You Too Long - Ike & Tina Turner
15. Fat Jam - Ben Sidran
16. Southern Man - Sylvester and the Hot Band

Disc Two
1. Delta Lady - Leon Russell
2. Shiver 'n Shake - Albert Collins
3. Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave - Dave Mason
4. Blackbird - Bossa Rio
5. Ride A White Swan - Tyrannosaurus Rex
6. I Scare Myself - Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
7. The Everlasting First - Love
8. The Frog - Joao Donato
9. Safe As Milk - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
10. Breezin' - Gabor Szabo
11. Sitting on the Outside - John Mayall
12. Images - Sun Ra
13. Bird's Word - The Last Poets
14. Roger - Ken Nordine
15. How Long (Betcha' Got A Chick On The Side) – The Pointer Sisters
16. So Far Away - The Crusaders

SOURCE Verve/UMe

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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Out-Of-Print Collection Featuring Tina Turner, Dave Mason, Leon Russell, Pointer Sisters and Others Revived for Legendary Labels 50th Anniversary

Oct. 30, 2017 -- From 1968 to 1978, Blue Thumb Records was one of musics most adventurous and imaginative record labels, with a far-ranging roster of cutting-edge acts and an unconventional visual sensibility. Nurturing an eclectic assortment of artists from a wide variety of genres, Blue Thumb embodied the restless creative spirit of the era in which it was born, reflecting the emerging attitude that albums were worthy of being taken seriously as artistic statements.

Blue Thumbs expansive musical vision was anthologized on the 1995 label retrospective All Day Thumbsucker Revisited. Verve Records/UMe has released the long-out-of-print collection in an updated two-CD edition on the eve of next years 50th anniversary of Blue Thumbs founding. The first in a projected series of releases to celebrate the revered label, the CD set offers 32 vintage tracks spread across two discs, while the digital edition, due November 10, marks the first time this collection will be available as a digital download and for streaming.

In showcasing Blue Thumbs influential artist roster, the album also honors the iconoclastic musical vision of late label founders Bob Krasnow, who died on December 11, 2016, and Tommy LiPuma, who passed away on March 13, 2017. The album is available for purchase here: https://lnk.to/Thumbsucker2CD
Danny Bennett, President & CEO of Verve Label Group comments, With the release of All Day Thumbsucker Revisited, we are so proud to honor Tommy LiPuma and Bob Krasnow by celebrating their Blue Thumb Records legacy and the incredible music they curated, all of which is well represented on this must-have collection. 

Blue Thumb Records diverse artist roster included avant-garde hero Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (whose rejected band name provided Blue Thumbs handle), Marc Bolans Tyrannosaurus Rex, soul icons Ike and Tina Turner, hitmakers the Pointer Sisters, retro-swing hipsters Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, venerable rockers Dave Mason and Leon Russell, psychedelic savants Love, boundary-pushing future star Sylvester, avant-jazz icon Sun Ra, rap progenitors the Last Poets, Gypsy jazz guitarist Gábor Szabó, spoken-word innovator Ken Nordine, British imports Mark-Almond and the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, jazz greats the Crusaders, Luis Gasca and Philip Upchurch, and blues legends Albert Collins, John Mayall, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Junior Mance—all of whom are featured on All Day Thumbsucker Revisited.

Along with 30 tracks from the original album, the 2017 edition of All Day Thumbsucker Revisited features two additional tracks by Buddy Guy and the Pointer Sisters. In addition to the above-mentioned artists, the album also includes a track by veteran pianist-journalist Ben Sidran, who also provided the original albums liner notes, which are reproduced here in their entirety.

Bob Krasnow had already been president of the King and Buddah/Kama Sutra labels when he formed Blue Thumb Records in 1968. Recruiting like-minded A&M Records producer Tommy LiPuma and A&M marketing executive Don Graham, Krasnow set out to build a record label that would reflect his own freewheeling sensibility as well as the increasing influence of album-oriented radio.

As Joe Sample of the Crusaders observed, LiPuma and Krasnow were young and vibrant men with a tremendous love of music. And they also had the expertise to back up that love. And they started signing all kinds of bands. It was the new image in music, and I think it was the best kind of image that we ever had in the music business. 

There was a sense in the air of a lot of adventure, Sample notes. The music business was making big, major changes; the newfound FM airwaves meant there was suddenly a whole new branch of radio stations that played music that would never be played on an AM station. Blue Thumb was one of the first companies that realized this new set of airwaves was important for music.

Commenting on Blue Thumbs early days, Sidran recalled, They were running it, literally, out of three rooms. And they were making records that were consciously counter to what was going on. And nobody had done that... Krasnow was going out of his way to do something different. 

That something different can be heard throughout All Day Thumbsucker Revisited, whose vintage grooves affirm the timeless brilliance of Blue Thumbs enduring musical vision.

ALL DAY THUMBSUCKER REVISITED TRACK LISTING

Disc One
1.   Only You Know and I Know - Dave Mason
2.   The City - Mark-Almond 
3.   Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders 
4.   A Song For You - Leon Russell 
5.   Stimela (Coaltrain) - Hugh Masekela 
6.   By The Light Of Magical Moon - Tyrannosaurus Rex
7.   Yes We Can Can - Pointer Sisters 
8.   Darkness Darkness - Philip Upchurch 
9.   Son Of Mirror Man – Mere Man - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band 
10. Sugar on the Line - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation 
11. Little Mama - Luis Gasca 
12. Canned Music - Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
13. Riffin (A.K.A. A Motif Is Just A Riff) – Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Junior Mance 
14. Ive Been Loving You Too Long - Ike & Tina Turner 
15. Fat Jam - Ben Sidran 
16. Southern Man - Sylvester and the Hot Band 

Disc Two
1.   Delta Lady - Leon Russell 
2.   Shiver n Shake - Albert Collins 
3.   Shouldnt Have Took More Than You Gave - Dave Mason 
4.   Blackbird - Bossa Rio 
5.   Ride A White Swan - Tyrannosaurus Rex 
6.   I Scare Myself - Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks 
7.   The Everlasting First - Love 
8.   The Frog - Joao Donato 
9.   Safe As Milk - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band 
10. Breezin - Gabor Szabo 
11. Sitting on the Outside - John Mayall 
12. Images - Sun Ra 
13. Birds Word - The Last Poets 
14. Roger - Ken Nordine 
15. How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side) – The Pointer Sisters  
16. So Far Away - The Crusaders 

SOURCE Verve/UMe

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

Selena Quintanilla to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Next Week

Oct. 27, 2017 -- The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will posthumously honor music icon Selena Quintanilla, "The Queen of Tejano Music," with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. PT.

Hollywood Chamber President/CEO and Walk of Fame emcee Leron Gubler and Selena's family will unveil her star in the category of Recording in front of the Capitol Records building located at 1750 N. Vine Street in Hollywood, CA.
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"Before there was JLo, Shakira or Beyoncé… there was a transformative female artist called…. Selena," stated Otto Padron, President of Meruelo Media and the official sponsor of the tribute, "Selena is one of the most influential music icons of the 20th century;" continued Padron, "her music, style and smile are timeless and now her star will grace our city forever."
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Actress, producer, director and Texas native, Eva Longoria Baston, will join Los Angeles Mayor; Eric Garcetti to proclaim November 3, as the official "Selena" Day in the City of Los Angeles.

Selena began receiving large national attention in the late 1980s and early 1990s after garnering a significant regional following with her style of Tejano music. Her career was skyrocketing when she was murdered on March 31, 1995 at the age of 23.

In July, her album ‘Dreaming of You’ was released and not only went to the top of the Latin and Latin Pop album charts, but it also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart – becoming the first predominately Spanish-language album to accomplish the feat.

Billboard magazine later named her the top selling Latin artist of the 1990s.

In 1997, Jennifer Lopez starred in the Warner Bros. biopic about Selena’s life and career.

SOURCE Meruelo Media

#selena #selenaquintanilla #tejanomusic #tejano #hollywoodwalkoffame #latinmusic #latina #EvaLongoria #jenniferlopez #popularmusic Selena Movie
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The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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Selena Quintanilla to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Next Week

Oct. 27, 2017 -- The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will posthumously honor music icon Selena Quintanilla, The Queen of Tejano Music, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The ceremony will take place Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. PT.

Hollywood Chamber President/CEO and Walk of Fame emcee Leron Gubler and Selenas family will unveil her star in the category of Recording in front of the Capitol Records building located at 1750 N. Vine Street in Hollywood, CA.
-
Before there was JLo, Shakira or Beyoncé… there was a transformative female artist called…. Selena, stated Otto Padron, President of Meruelo Media and the official sponsor of the tribute, Selena is one of the most influential music icons of the 20th century; continued Padron, her music, style and smile are timeless and now her star will grace our city forever.
-
Actress, producer, director and Texas native, Eva Longoria Baston, will join Los Angeles Mayor; Eric Garcetti to proclaim November 3, as the official Selena Day in the City of Los Angeles.

Selena began receiving large national attention in the late 1980s and early 1990s after garnering a significant regional following with her style of Tejano music.  Her career was skyrocketing when she was murdered on March 31, 1995 at the age of 23.

In July, her album ‘Dreaming of You’ was released and not only went to the top of the Latin and Latin Pop album charts, but it also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart – becoming the first predominately Spanish-language album to accomplish the feat.

Billboard magazine later named her the top selling Latin artist of the 1990s.

In 1997, Jennifer Lopez starred in the Warner Bros. biopic about Selena’s life and career.

SOURCE Meruelo Media

#selena #selenaquintanilla #tejanomusic #tejano #hollywoodwalkoffame #latinmusic #latina #EvaLongoria #jenniferlopez #popularmusic Selena Movie
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The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Comes to an End

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U2's acclaimed The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to a triumphant close in Brazil last night. As the only band ever to have played four successive shows at São Paulo's Morumbi Stadium, U2 have smashed their own record for ticket sales in the city with over 280,000 Brazilian fans turning out to see the Dublin band in less than a week.

Having played to over 2.7 million fans in just 51 shows across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is the most successful tour of the year.
The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, a celebration of the original album and tour of the same name undertaken by U2 in 1987, featured the complete Joshua Tree album played in sequence plus a selection of highlights from U2's extensive catalogue of songs.

The innovative staging included a new series of haunting and evocative films from Dutch photographer and film-maker Anton Corbijn – whose iconic photography accompanied the original recording - in brilliant 8k resolution on a 200 x 45 foot cinematic screen, the largest high-res LED screen every used in a touring show, behind the group in live performance.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Live Nation Entertainment

#u2band #joshuatreetour #1980smusic #concerttour #brazil

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Comes to an End

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U2s acclaimed The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to a triumphant close in Brazil last night. As the only band ever to have played four successive shows at São Paulos Morumbi Stadium, U2 have smashed their own record for ticket sales in the city with over 280,000 Brazilian fans turning out to see the Dublin band in less than a week.

Having played to over 2.7 million fans in just 51 shows across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is the most successful tour of the year.
The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, a celebration of the original album and tour of the same name undertaken by U2 in 1987, featured the complete Joshua Tree album played in sequence plus a selection of highlights from U2s extensive catalogue of songs. 

The innovative staging included a new series of haunting and evocative films from Dutch photographer and film-maker Anton Corbijn – whose iconic photography accompanied the original recording  - in brilliant 8k resolution on a 200 x 45 foot cinematic screen, the largest high-res LED screen every used in a touring show, behind the group in live performance. 

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Live Nation Entertainment

#u2band #joshuatreetour #1980smusic #concerttour #brazil

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

Rock and Roll Great Fats Domino has Died; He was 89

Oct. 25, 20147 (O&F) – One of the remaining pioneers of rock and roll, 89-year-old Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr., died of natural cases Tuesday in New Orleans, according to the Associated Press.

Domino, who was one of the first 10 honorees inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, helped usher in the rock era of music. His piano playing, played with the rhythm and blues style he’d developed in New Orleans’s vibrant music scene, led to numerous hits, including “Blueberry Hill,” “I’m Walking,” “Ain’t It a Shame” and “Whole Lotta Loving.”

“Fats embodies everything good about New Orleans,” his friend David Lind told the Associated Press in a 2008 interview. “He’s warm, fun-loving, spiritual, creative and humble. You don’t get more New Orleans than that.”

Fats Domino Songs to Hit the Top 20*

“Blueberry Hill” #2, 1956
“I’m in Love Again” #3, 1956
“I’m Walkin’” #4, 1957
“Blue Monday” #5, 1957
“It’s You I Love” #6, 1957
“Whole Lotta Loving” #6, 1958
“Walking to New Orleans” #6, 1960
“Valley of Tears” #8, 1957
“Be My Guest” #8, 1959
“I Want to Walk You Home” #8, 1959
“Ain’t It a Shame” #10, 1955
“When My “Dreamboat Comes Home” #14, 1956
“My Girl Josephine” #14, 1960
“Three Nights a Week” #15, 1960
“Let the Four Winds Blow” #15, 1961
“I’m Ready” #16, 1959
“I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Some Day” #17, 1959
“My Blue Heaven” #19, 1956

*Chart data from Billboard

#fatsdomino #classicrock #rockandrollhalloffame #piano #pianist #neworleans

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
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Rock and Roll Great Fats Domino has Died; He was 89

Oct. 25, 20147 (O&F) – One of the remaining pioneers of rock and roll, 89-year-old Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr., died of natural cases Tuesday in New Orleans, according to the Associated Press.

Domino, who was one of the first 10 honorees inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, helped usher in the rock era of music.  His piano playing, played with the rhythm and blues style he’d developed in New Orleans’s vibrant music scene, led to numerous hits, including “Blueberry Hill,” “I’m Walking,” “Ain’t It a Shame” and “Whole Lotta Loving.”

“Fats embodies everything good about New Orleans,” his friend David Lind told the Associated Press in a 2008 interview. “He’s warm, fun-loving, spiritual, creative and humble. You don’t get more New Orleans than that.”

Fats Domino Songs to Hit the Top 20*

“Blueberry Hill” #2, 1956
“I’m in Love Again” #3, 1956
“I’m Walkin’” #4, 1957
“Blue Monday” #5, 1957
“It’s You I Love” #6, 1957
“Whole Lotta Loving” #6, 1958
“Walking to New Orleans” #6, 1960
“Valley of Tears” #8, 1957
“Be My Guest” #8, 1959
“I Want to Walk You Home” #8, 1959
“Ain’t It a Shame” #10, 1955
“When My “Dreamboat Comes Home” #14, 1956
“My Girl Josephine” #14, 1960
“Three Nights a Week” #15, 1960
 “Let the Four Winds Blow” #15, 1961
“I’m Ready” #16, 1959
“I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Some Day” #17, 1959
“My Blue Heaven” #19, 1956

*Chart data from Billboard

#fatsdomino #classicrock #rockandrollhalloffame #piano #pianist #neworleans

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)
(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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New Bryan Adams’ Greatest Hits Package – Featuring Two New Songs – Coming Next Week

Oct. 24, 2017 -- Gifting fans with a brand-new best of album, iconic singer/songwriter Bryan Adams is set to release ‘Ultimate’ on November 3rd via UMe/Polydor Records. Featuring 21 tracks in total, it will also contain two new songs - one of which will be available upon pre-ordering the album via all digital partners.

Known the world over for his signature brand of feel-good rock and roll and big ballads, Bryan Adams is an icon of epic proportions. With multiple awards under his belt, including a Grammy, an American Music Award, an Ivor Novello Award and countless Juno Awards, he was also awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. Given to him for his contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, The Bryan Adams Foundation, it's solid evidence that his impact on pop culture goes way beyond just music.

The aim of Ultimate is to condense Bryan Adams' extensive back catalogue - 13 studio albums, 5 live albums, 5 compilation albums and over 75 singles - into a 21-track offering guaranteed to capture the true essence of the hitmaker's much celebrated career. Containing early hits such as "Cuts Like A Knife" and "Run To You" as well as later additions to his repertoire, like "When You're Gone" with Melanie C and "Cloud Number Nine", it's a must have collection for any fan of the Canadian rock star.

Of course, no Bryan Adams best of is complete without his record-breaking international smash hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You". And aside from the song with the longest unbroken run at number one on the UK Singles Chart - 16 consecutive weeks - other mammoth hits that appear on Ultimate include "Summer Of '69", "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?" and his Rod Stewart and Sting collaboration "All For Love".

It's not just the classics that feature on Ultimate either. Releasing two brand new songs, "Ultimate Love" and "Please Stay" - the latter of which is instantly available upon pre-ordering the new best of - are the first new songs by Bryan Adams in over two years.

"As a songwriter and musician you are always creating - it's what you do," said Adams. "So even though I've released an "ultimate" collection, I'm always looking ahead. There are two new songs included, 'Please Stay' and 'Ultimate Love', both written this year with the message that love still counts, even in uncertain times."

ULTIMATE TRACKLISTING:
1. Go Down Rockin'
2. Can't Stop This Thing We Started
3. Run To You
4. Ultimate Love *BRAND NEW TRACK*
5. Heaven
6. It's Only Love (with Tina Turner)
7. Here I Am
8. When You're Gone (with Melanie C)
9. Cloud Number Nine
10. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
11. You Belong To Me
12. Summer Of '69
13. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?
14. Somebody
15. Please Forgive Me
16. Cuts Like A Knife
17. The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You
18. All For Love (with Sting & Rod Stewart)
19. Back To You
20. Please Stay *BRAND NEW TRACK*
21. 18 Til I Die

SOURCE UMe

#bryanadams #1980smusic #1990smusic #rockandroll #rodstewart #sting #canada

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

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New Bryan Adams’ Greatest Hits Package – Featuring Two New Songs – Coming Next Week

Oct. 24, 2017 -- Gifting fans with a brand-new best of album, iconic singer/songwriter Bryan Adams is set to release ‘Ultimate’ on November 3rd via UMe/Polydor Records. Featuring 21 tracks in total, it will also contain two new songs - one of which will be available upon pre-ordering the album via all digital partners.

Known the world over for his signature brand of feel-good rock and roll and big ballads, Bryan Adams is an icon of epic proportions. With multiple awards under his belt, including a Grammy, an American Music Award, an Ivor Novello Award and countless Juno Awards, he was also awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. Given to him for his contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, The Bryan Adams Foundation, its solid evidence that his impact on pop culture goes way beyond just music.

The aim of Ultimate is to condense Bryan Adams extensive back catalogue - 13 studio albums, 5 live albums, 5 compilation albums and over 75 singles - into a 21-track offering guaranteed to capture the true essence of the hitmakers much celebrated career. Containing early hits such as Cuts Like A Knife and Run To You as well as later additions to his repertoire, like When Youre Gone with Melanie C and Cloud Number Nine, its a must have collection for any fan of the Canadian rock star.

Of course, no Bryan Adams best of is complete without his record-breaking international smash hit (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. And aside from the song with the longest unbroken run at number one on the UK Singles Chart - 16 consecutive weeks - other mammoth hits that appear on Ultimate include Summer Of 69, Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? and his Rod Stewart and Sting collaboration All For Love.

Its not just the classics that feature on Ultimate either. Releasing two brand new songs, Ultimate Love and Please Stay - the latter of which is instantly available upon pre-ordering the new best of - are the first new songs by Bryan Adams in over two years.

As a songwriter and musician you are always creating - its what you do, said Adams. So even though Ive released an ultimate collection, Im always looking ahead. There are two new songs included, Please Stay and Ultimate Love, both written this year with the message that love still counts, even in uncertain times.

ULTIMATE TRACKLISTING:
1. Go Down Rockin 
2. Cant Stop This Thing We Started 
3. Run To You 
4. Ultimate Love *BRAND NEW TRACK* 
5. Heaven 
6. Its Only Love (with Tina Turner)        
7. Here I Am 
8. When Youre Gone (with Melanie C) 
9. Cloud Number Nine 
10. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You 
11. You Belong To Me 
12. Summer Of 69 
13. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? 
14. Somebody 
15. Please Forgive Me 
16. Cuts Like A Knife 
17. The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You 
18. All For Love (with Sting & Rod Stewart) 
19. Back To You 
20. Please Stay *BRAND NEW TRACK* 
21. 18 Til I Die

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The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

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(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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From the Heart of Alabama: Former ‘Split the Dark Member’ Scott McDavid Talks about His Journey as a Musician

Documenting Popular Music puts a spotlight on the thriving musical scene in Alabama and the city of Birmingham, where musician Scott McDavid was born and raised.

McDavid’s journey is representative of numerous other musicians who work under some anonymity, but who have been vital to the creation, maintenance and spread of popular music in America.

McDavid’s career began in his hometown, where he played with a number of local bands, including KD Ryzer, a very popular regional group. He later joined former members of the group Hotel (“You’ll Love Again” 1978) as part of 1980s band Split the Dark (“Always a Chance” 1986).
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In Part I of this feature, McDavid talks about some of the highlights of his Birmingham career, including winning the MTV Basement Tapes Contest with Split the Dark. He also discusses his work with jazz guitarist Eric Essix and his band.
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In Part II of this feature, McDavid reveals why his respect and admiration for the legendary Chuck Berry didn’t match the difficult task of actually working for the rock and roll great.

McDavid also discusses his award winning work in scoring documentaries and independent films. Additionally, he talks about the process of making his newest single, “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance),” which features singer Stephanie Love. The show concludes with his recollections of Birmingham’s music scene.

You can learn more about McDavid at his website, www.ScottMcDavid.com, and you can watch the music video for his new song at his YouTube page.

Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

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Purple Reign Kicks Off New Residency at Tropicana Las Vegas Next Week

Oct. 23, 2017 -- Purple Reign, the world's #1 Prince tribute starring Jason Tenner, has announced a Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas. Set to debut on November 1, the award-winning Prince Tribute Show will bring its high-energy musical performance to Tropicana Theater as the 9 p.m. headlining show.
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"We are thrilled to welcome our newest residency addition, Purple Reign to the Tropicana Theater," said Aaron Rosenthal, VP and General Manager for Tropicana Las Vegas. "Jason Tenner truly brings the legendary singer-songwriter to life with this internationally acclaimed tribute show featuring an electrifying performance to remember. This has been an exciting time for Tropicana Las Vegas and we're proud to add this one-of-a-kind cabaret-style show to our entertainment lineup."
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The Prince Tribute Show captures the imagination and seamlessly re-creates the blistering performances and raw energy of Prince in his prime and returns guests to the era that made "The Artist" an international superstar. Featuring a tribute Morris Day and The Time, and Vanity 6, this show is a must see for Purple Rain movie fans and all live music fans alike.

An award-winning Prince tribute, Purple Reign features Jason Tenner as Prince and returns guests to the era and blistering performances that made "The Artist" an international superstar.

Performances dates will be Wednesday through Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Tropicana box office, by calling (800) 829-9034 or online at www.troplv.com and Ticketmaster.com.

SOURCE Tropicana Las Vegas

#purplereign #prince #coverband #80smusic #80s #lasvegas #princetribute #popularmusic
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The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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Purple Reign Kicks Off New Residency at Tropicana Las Vegas Next Week

Oct. 23, 2017 -- Purple Reign, the worlds #1 Prince tribute starring Jason Tenner, has announced a Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas. Set to debut on November 1, the award-winning Prince Tribute Show will bring its high-energy musical performance to Tropicana Theater as the 9 p.m. headlining show.
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We are thrilled to welcome our newest residency addition, Purple Reign to the Tropicana Theater, said Aaron Rosenthal, VP and General Manager for Tropicana Las Vegas. Jason Tenner truly brings the legendary singer-songwriter to life with this internationally acclaimed tribute show featuring an electrifying performance to remember. This has been an exciting time for Tropicana Las Vegas and were proud to add this one-of-a-kind cabaret-style show to our entertainment lineup.
-
The Prince Tribute Show captures the imagination and seamlessly re-creates the blistering performances and raw energy of Prince in his prime and returns guests to the era that made The Artist an international superstar. Featuring a tribute Morris Day and The Time, and Vanity 6, this show is a must see for Purple Rain movie fans and all live music fans alike.

An award-winning Prince tribute, Purple Reign features Jason Tenner as Prince and returns guests to the era and blistering performances that made The Artist an international superstar.

Performances dates will be Wednesday through Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Tropicana box office, by calling (800) 829-9034 or online at www.troplv.com and Ticketmaster.com.

SOURCE Tropicana Las Vegas

#purplereign #prince #coverband #80smusic #80s #lasvegas #princetribute  #popularmusic
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The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

The lovely Merrilee Rush ("Angel of the Morning" 1968) came by the O&F Studios last night for a very enjoyable interview, and she brought some nice souvenirs.

Look for an episode of Documenting Popular Music in the near future featuring Merrilee.

#merrileerush #1960s #60smusic
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The lovely Merrilee Rush (Angel of the Morning 1968) came by the O&F Studios last night for a very enjoyable interview, and she brought some nice souvenirs.

Look for an episode of Documenting Popular Music in the near future featuring Merrilee.

#merrileerush #1960s #60smusic

Pat Boone Recognized for Supporting Efforts to Pay Artists Who Recorded Music Prior to 1972

Oct. 18, 2017 -- Legendary recording artist Pat Boone received the SoundExchange Fair Play Award yesterday during the 48th Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards in recognition of his decades of support for music creators.

The SoundExchange Fair Play Award was created to recognize the contributions of members of the entertainment community who fight in the public policy arena to protect music creators. It also honors those who stand alongside SoundExchange on behalf of the entire creative community.
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"We are honored to present the SoundExchange Fair Play Award to Pat Boone for his efforts to help recognize the important value of musical creators of all generations, his support of the recently introduced CLASSICS Act, which will require digital radio services to compensate artists who recorded music prior to 1972, and for his tremendous body of work created over the past six decades. "Pat Boone has played a key role as a champion for the fair and equal treatment of creators of music spanning all genres and eras," SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe said. "Pat Boone's efforts in support of music creators have helped raise awareness about the pressing need to reform our nation's antiquated copyright laws so artists and rights owners receive fair market value for their music wherever and whenever it's used."
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"Like millions of other Americans, music creators are business owners and they deserve to get paid for their work," Boone said. "I will continue working with lawmakers and urge them to reform our copyright laws so music creators are not shortchanged by a system that fails to adequately reward creativity and entrepreneurship."
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The Dove Awards took place at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively broadcast the awards show on October 22, at 8 p.m. (CT).
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SOURCE and Photo Courtesy SoundExchange

#patboone #soundexchange #fairplay #musicroyalties #musicindustry #50music #60smusic #popmusic #popularmusic

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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Pat Boone Recognized for Supporting Efforts to Pay Artists Who Recorded Music Prior to 1972

Oct. 18, 2017 -- Legendary recording artist Pat Boone received the SoundExchange Fair Play Award yesterday during the 48th Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards in recognition of his decades of support for music creators.

The SoundExchange Fair Play Award was created to recognize the contributions of members of the entertainment community who fight in the public policy arena to protect music creators. It also honors those who stand alongside SoundExchange on behalf of the entire creative community.
-
We are honored to present the SoundExchange Fair Play Award to Pat Boone for his efforts to help recognize the important value of musical creators of all generations, his support of the recently introduced CLASSICS Act, which will require digital radio services to compensate artists who recorded music prior to 1972, and for his tremendous body of work created over the past six decades. Pat Boone has played a key role as a champion for the fair and equal treatment of creators of music spanning all genres and eras, SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe said. Pat Boones efforts in support of music creators have helped raise awareness about the pressing need to reform our nations antiquated copyright laws so artists and rights owners receive fair market value for their music wherever and whenever its used.
-
Like millions of other Americans, music creators are business owners and they deserve to get paid for their work, Boone said. I will continue working with lawmakers and urge them to reform our copyright laws so music creators are not shortchanged by a system that fails to adequately reward creativity and entrepreneurship.
-
The Dove Awards took place at Lipscomb Universitys Allen Arena in Nashville. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively broadcast the awards show on October 22, at 8 p.m. (CT).
-
SOURCE and Photo Courtesy SoundExchange

#patboone #soundexchange #fairplay #musicroyalties #musicindustry #50music #60smusic #popmusic #popularmusic

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

Fred Astaire's Deluxe Jazz Recording Collection Coming This Week

Oct. 17, 2017 -- In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed up with the brilliant pianist Oscar Peterson and an all-star jazz sextet to record jazz versions of many of the songs that he helped introduce and make famous in the 1930s and '40s. The original program, The Astaire Story, was an innovative three LP set comprised of 38 selections including three features for Astaire's tap-dancing and the rousing instrumental "Jam Session."

In celebration of its 65th anniversary, the album will be released October 20 via Verve Records/UMe as an expanded 2CD version and digital collection boasting 41 tracks including a previously unreleased alternate version of "I Won't Dance," one of Astaire's trademark numbers (recorded with Peterson three years later) and three examples of Astaire's famed dancing. The album is presented in a novel way and has been reassembled to give it the shape of a soundtrack. The two "Blues" serve as bookends while the "Jam Session" is featured as an intermission. Throughout, Astaire talks a little and sings a lot.

While Astaire had made recordings as early as the 1920s, usually performing with studio orchestras, The Astaire Story is unique in that he is joined by a freewheeling combo comprised of Peterson, tenor-saxophonist Flip Phillips, trumpeter Charlie Shavers, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Alvin Stoller.

The musicians, drawn from producer Norman Granz's Jazz At The Philharmonic, perfectly complement Astaire's vocals and the music swings throughout.

Astaire, who passed away 30 years ago in 1987, performed on Broadway as early as 1917 and had his big breakthrough in 1924 when he and his sister Adele were featured in "Lady, Be Good," the first Broadway musical by George and Ira Gershwin. A household name ever since he began starring in movie musicals with Ginger Rogers (starting with 1934's "The Gay Divorcee"), Astaire was the epitome of class in his dancing, singing and acting.

While his dancing gained the biggest acclaim, he was a personable singer who perfectly placed his notes, always swinging. Such composers as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter loved to have him introduce their songs in the movies because, while sticking to the lyrics and the melody, he uplifted every tune that he interpreted with his phrasing and classy personality.

The Astaire Story has the 53-year old Astaire, at the peak of his powers, singing such songs as "Puttin'On The Ritz" (which has some rhythmic interplay with drummer Stoller), "The Continental," "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off," "'S Wonderful," "Cheek To Cheek," "Dancing In The Dark," "Top Hat, White Coat And Tails" (which concludes with Astaire's heated dancing), "I Won't Dance," an uptempo "No Strings" that features Peterson taking a celeste solo, and "A Foggy Day."

He also reminisces a bit about some of the numbers. Nineteen of the tunes are from Astaire's movies with Ginger Rogers and the program includes ten songs by Berlin and eight composed by Gershwin. A special treat is hearing Astaire perform two of his own compositions: "I'm Building Up To An Awful Letdown" and "Not My Girl." On the latter, the multi-talented Astaire takes a very credible chorus of stride piano.

With solos sprinkled throughout by Peterson, Phillips, Shavers and Kessel and inspired singing by Astaire, the performances on The Astaire Story are as irresistible as the film performances of the great dancer-singer.

The Astaire Story Track listing
DISC 1
1. Overture: The Astaire Blues
2. Isn't This A Lovely Day
3. Puttin' On The Ritz
4. I Used To Be Color Blind
5. The Continental
6. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
7. Change Partners
8. 'S Wonderful
9. Lovely To Look At
10. They All Laughed
11. Cheek To Cheek
12. Steppin' Out With My Baby
13. The Way You Look Tonight
14. I've Got My Eyes On You
15. Dancing In The Dark
16. The Carioca
17. Nice Work If You Can Get It
18. New Sun In The Sky
19. I Won't Dance
20. Fast Dances (ad lib)
DISC 2
1. Intermission: Jam Session For A Dancer
2. Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
3. No String, I'm Fancy Free
4. I Concentrate On You
5. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
6. A Fine Romance
7. Night And Day
8. Fascinating Rhythm
9. I Love Louisa
10. They Can't Take That Away From Me
11. Medium Dances
12. You're Easy To Dance With
13. A Needle In A Haystack
14. So Near And Yet So Far
15. A Foggy Day (In London Town)
16. Oh, Lady Be Good!
17. Slow Dances (ad lib)
18. I'm Building Up To An Awful Letdown
19. Not My Girl
Bonus Tracks
20. I Won't Dance
21. Exit Music: The Second Astaire Blues

SOURCE UMe

#fredastaire #moviemusic #jazz #filmactor #movies #dancer #

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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Fred Astaires Deluxe Jazz Recording Collection Coming This Week

Oct. 17, 2017 -- In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed up with the brilliant pianist Oscar Peterson and an all-star jazz sextet to record jazz versions of many of the songs that he helped introduce and make famous in the 1930s and 40s. The original program, The Astaire Story, was an innovative three LP set comprised of 38 selections including three features for Astaires tap-dancing and the rousing instrumental Jam Session.

In celebration of its 65th anniversary, the album will be released October 20 via Verve Records/UMe as an expanded 2CD version and digital collection boasting 41 tracks including a previously unreleased alternate version of I Wont Dance, one of Astaires trademark numbers (recorded with Peterson three years later) and three examples of Astaires famed dancing. The album is presented in a novel way and has been reassembled to give it the shape of a soundtrack. The two Blues serve as bookends while the Jam Session is featured as an intermission.  Throughout, Astaire talks a little and sings a lot. 

While Astaire had made recordings as early as the 1920s, usually performing with studio orchestras, The Astaire Story is unique in that he is joined by a freewheeling combo comprised of Peterson, tenor-saxophonist Flip Phillips, trumpeter Charlie Shavers, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Alvin Stoller.

The musicians, drawn from producer Norman Granzs Jazz At The Philharmonic, perfectly complement Astaires vocals and the music swings throughout.

Astaire, who passed away 30 years ago in 1987, performed on Broadway as early as 1917 and had his big breakthrough in 1924 when he and his sister Adele were featured in Lady, Be Good, the first Broadway musical by George and Ira Gershwin.  A household name ever since he began starring in movie musicals with Ginger Rogers (starting with 1934s The Gay Divorcee), Astaire was the epitome of class in his dancing, singing and acting.

While his dancing gained the biggest acclaim, he was a personable singer who perfectly placed his notes, always swinging. Such composers as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter loved to have him introduce their songs in the movies because, while sticking to the lyrics and the melody, he uplifted every tune that he interpreted with his phrasing and classy personality.

The Astaire Story has the 53-year old Astaire, at the peak of his powers, singing such songs as PuttinOn The Ritz (which has some rhythmic interplay with drummer Stoller), The Continental, Lets Call The Whole Thing Off, S Wonderful, Cheek To Cheek, Dancing In The Dark, Top Hat, White Coat And Tails (which concludes with Astaires heated dancing), I Wont Dance, an uptempo No Strings that features Peterson taking a celeste solo, and A Foggy Day.

He also reminisces a bit about some of the numbers. Nineteen of the tunes are from Astaires movies with Ginger Rogers and the program includes ten songs by Berlin and eight composed by Gershwin. A special treat is hearing Astaire perform two of his own compositions: Im Building Up To An Awful Letdown and Not My Girl. On the latter, the multi-talented Astaire takes a very credible chorus of stride piano.

With solos sprinkled throughout by Peterson, Phillips, Shavers and Kessel and inspired singing by Astaire, the performances on The Astaire Story are as irresistible as the film performances of the great dancer-singer. 

The Astaire Story Track listing
DISC 1
1. Overture: The Astaire Blues
2. Isnt This A Lovely Day
3. Puttin On The Ritz
4. I Used To Be Color Blind                                                       
5. The Continental
6. Lets Call The Whole Thing Off      
7. Change Partners                                                                                                          
8. S Wonderful                                                                                                 
9. Lovely To Look At                                                                                                        
10. They All Laughed                                                                                                       
11. Cheek To Cheek                                                                                                        
12. Steppin Out With My Baby                                                                  
13. The Way You Look Tonight                                                    
14. Ive Got My Eyes On You                                                                                       
15. Dancing In The Dark                                                                                                 
16. The Carioca                                                                                                  
17. Nice Work If You Can Get It                                                                  
18. New Sun In The Sky                                                                                                 
19. I Wont Dance                                                                                                            
20. Fast Dances (ad lib)                                                                                  
DISC 2
1. Intermission: Jam Session For A Dancer                                                            
2. Top Hat, White Tie And Tails                                                                   
3. No String, Im Fancy Free                                                                                         
4. I Concentrate On You                                                                                                
5. Im Putting All My Eggs In One Basket                                                                
6. A Fine Romance                                                                                                           
7. Night And Day                                                                                                              
8. Fascinating Rhythm                                                                                    
9. I Love Louisa                                                                                                  
10. They Cant Take That Away From Me                                                               
11. Medium Dances                                                                                                        
12. Youre Easy To Dance With                                                                   
13. A Needle In A Haystack                                                                                          
14. So Near And Yet So Far                                                                                           
15. A Foggy Day (In London Town)                                                                           
16. Oh, Lady Be Good!                                                                                   
17. Slow Dances (ad lib)                                                                                 
18. Im Building Up To An Awful Letdown                                                              
19. Not My Girl                                                                                                  
Bonus Tracks
20. I Wont Dance                                                                                                            
21. Exit Music: The Second Astaire Blues   
  
SOURCE UMe

#fredastaire #moviemusic #jazz #filmactor #movies #dancer #

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and TuneIn:

(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

Elton John’s Las Vegas Residency Coming to an End

Oct. 17, 2017 -- World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Elton John has announced the end of "The Million Dollar Piano," his second critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The final 14 shows will occur in the Spring of 2018 with dates scheduled April 28 – May 19, 2018. Tickets go on sale Sunday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. PT.

Since February 2004, Elton will have performed 450 shows at The Colosseum to over 1.8 million fans from across the world. His first highly successful five-year Caesars Palace residency "The Red Piano" played 243 shows to approximately one million people through April 2009. Elton and his band made a triumphant return to Caesars Palace on Sept. 28, 2011, with an all new, second residency production, "The Million Dollar Piano" which has received worldwide acclaim by critics and fans alike and will have played 207 shows at residency's close.

"For over a decade, Elton John and his band have graced the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, performing all the hits that have defined a generation. Elton John's residency at The Colosseum has set the standard for those all that have followed," said Gary Selesner, President of Caesars Palace. "We are incredibly grateful to Elton for allowing Caesars Palace to be the home for his 450 memorable performances."

The final 14 shows: April 28, 29, May 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18 and 19.

In addition to the final performances going on sale, previously announced dates of "The Million Dollar Piano" through Nov. 4 and Feb. 9 through Mar. 2, 2018 are on sale now.

"The Million Dollar Piano" features iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton's incredible five-decade career, all enhanced by the most elaborate stage design Elton has ever used. At the centerpiece of the performance is the show's namesake piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha.

Elton John's band features Nigel Olsson (part of Elton's original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards, Matt Bissonette on bass, with a special appearance by percussionist Ray Cooper.

Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind 1997," which sold over 33 million copies, as well as for most appearances on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart with his most recent single "A Good Heart" (from his latest album "Wonderful Crazy Night") marking his 72nd entry.

He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world. Elton has over 4,000 performances, in more than 80 countries, to his credit since launching his first tour in 1970.

Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services."

SOURCE Caesars Entertainment

#eltonjohn #lasvegas #nigelolsson #themilliondollarpiano #raycooper #CaesarsPalace #1970smusic #1980smusic #popularmusic #rockandroll #popmusic

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(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

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Elton John’s Las Vegas Residency Coming to an End 

Oct. 17, 2017 -- World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Elton John has announced the end of The Million Dollar Piano, his second critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The final 14 shows will occur in the Spring of 2018 with dates scheduled April 28 – May 19, 2018.  Tickets go on sale Sunday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. PT.

Since February 2004, Elton will have performed 450 shows at The Colosseum to over 1.8 million fans from across the world.  His first highly successful five-year Caesars Palace residency The Red Piano played 243 shows to approximately one million people through April 2009. Elton and his band made a triumphant return to Caesars Palace on Sept. 28, 2011, with an all new, second residency production, The Million Dollar Piano which has received worldwide acclaim by critics and fans alike and will have played 207 shows at residencys close. 

For over a decade, Elton John and his band have graced the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, performing all the hits that have defined a generation. Elton Johns residency at The Colosseum has set the standard for those all that have followed, said Gary Selesner, President of Caesars Palace. We are incredibly grateful to Elton for allowing Caesars Palace to be the home for his 450 memorable performances.

The final 14 shows: April 28, 29, May 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18 and 19.

In addition to the final performances going on sale, previously announced dates of The Million Dollar Piano through Nov. 4 and Feb. 9 through Mar. 2, 2018 are on sale now. 

The Million Dollar Piano features iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout Eltons incredible five-decade career, all enhanced by the most elaborate stage design Elton has ever used. At the centerpiece of the performance is the shows namesake piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha.

Elton Johns band features Nigel Olsson (part of Eltons original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards, Matt Bissonette on bass, with a special appearance by percussionist Ray Cooper.  

Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold over 33 million copies, as well as for most appearances on Billboards Adult Contemporary chart with his most recent single A Good Heart (from his latest album Wonderful Crazy Night) marking his 72nd entry.

He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rices Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world. Elton has over 4,000 performances, in more than 80 countries, to his credit since launching his first tour in 1970.

Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for services to music and charitable services.

SOURCE Caesars Entertainment

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We are proud to present the full version of the music video 'The Lady in Black', from director Zev Lerner, based on the song by Robert Neil.

The cinematography is excellent and has all the qualities of a major motion picture. Enjoy the video, and pay attention to the names of the cast and crew. It would not be surprising to see them all become in high demand.

Zev Lerner – Director
Robert Neil – Producer/Songwriter
Kevin Shanmugam – Director of Photography
Lucas Williams - Gaffer
Joe Castanho – Key Grip
Paco Silva – Behind the Scenes Documenting/Photographer
Mauricio Gonzalez-Luna - Behind the Scenes Documenting/Photographer
Jaime Gonzalez-Luna - Behind the Scenes Documenting/Photographer

The Performers
Destiny Vongprachanh – The Lady in Black
Luke Fallon – The Hitman
Gerren Hall – The Bartender
Scott McDavid (Scott Haas McDavid) – Singer
Stephanie Love – Singer

Filmed at Club Legend

Song written by Robert Neil
Produced and Performed by Scott McDavid featuring Stephanie Love
Mixed at Bigfish Studios by Austin Burns
Available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and wherever digital music is sold worldwide.

NOTES: Although Luke Fallon was brought into act in the video, he is also an accomplished singer. Meanwhile, Gerren Hall has only a minor on-screen role, but he is a knowledgeable and experienced player in San Diego theater. And Destiny...she was perfect.

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Eagles to Perform Their First Concert at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on SiriusXM on October 29

Oct. 16, 2017 -- SiriusXM has announced that the Eagles will perform a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on Sunday, October 29.

The concert marks the first time the legendary band – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Grand Ole Opry member Vince Gill - will perform at the iconic venue.
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"One of the greatest, biggest-selling bands in history playing the storied Grand Ole Opry House for the first time ever will make for a historic event and a great evening for SiriusXM subscribers," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We're excited to present this very special broadcast and the Eagles own channel for our listeners nationwide."
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The concert will air on SiriusXM Radio's Eagles Channel, the limited-run channel presented by the band over Thanksgiving Weekend. SiriusXM's Eagles Channel will feature music from the band's extensive career as well as their solo records and influences. The channel will launch mid-November and will air through the Holidays.

SiriusXM's Eagles Channel will be available via satellite and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

SiriusXM will present a live, three-song sneak peek of the private SiriusXM concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on October 29 on SiriusXM's The Bridge (ch. 32), Classic Vinyl (ch. 26) and The Spectrum (ch. 28).
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SiriusXM subscribers since September 12, 2017 can enter for the chance to win a trip to Nashville including airfare, hotel stay and a pair of tickets to the show. See Official Rules for complete details at siriusxm.com/Eagles.

Source and Photo Courtesy SiriusXM

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Eagles to Perform Their First Concert at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on SiriusXM on October 29

Oct. 16, 2017 -- SiriusXM has announced that the Eagles will perform a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on Sunday, October 29.

The concert marks the first time the legendary band – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Grand Ole Opry member Vince Gill - will perform at the iconic venue.
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One of the greatest, biggest-selling bands in history playing the storied Grand Ole Opry House for the first time ever will make for a historic event and a great evening for SiriusXM subscribers, said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. Were excited to present this very special broadcast and the Eagles own channel for our listeners nationwide.
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The concert will air on SiriusXM Radios Eagles Channel, the limited-run channel presented by the band over Thanksgiving Weekend. SiriusXMs Eagles Channel will feature music from the bands extensive career as well as their solo records and influences. The channel will launch mid-November and will air through the Holidays.

SiriusXMs Eagles Channel will be available via satellite and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

SiriusXM will present a live, three-song sneak peek of the private SiriusXM concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on October 29 on SiriusXMs The Bridge (ch. 32), Classic Vinyl (ch. 26) and The Spectrum (ch. 28).
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SiriusXM subscribers since September 12, 2017 can enter for the chance to win a trip to Nashville including airfare, hotel stay and a pair of tickets to the show. See Official Rules for complete details at siriusxm.com/Eagles.

Source and Photo Courtesy SiriusXM

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(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/)

(https://tunein.com/radio/Documenting-Popular-Music-p1017354/)

The episodes are also available on TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

 

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