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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/)

(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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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/)

(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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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:

(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 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

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/)

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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:

(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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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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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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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.
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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:

(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

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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.
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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 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.
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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 Universitys 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:

(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/)

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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 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

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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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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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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.

Amazon.com link = www.amazon.com/dp/B076H8H419/ref=sr_1_2?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1508184748&sr=1-2-mp3-albums-bar-str...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF7uLkeEYfA

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The Lady In Black (just let me dance) words & music by Robert Neil Cast/Crew: The Lady in black played by Destiny Vongprachanh The Hitman played by Luke Fall...

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

#eagles #eaglesband #70smusic #80smusic #nashville #grandoleopry #siriusxm #vincegill #joewalsh

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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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

#eagles #eaglesband #70smusic #80smusic #nashville #grandoleopry #siriusxm #vincegill #joewalsh

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.

Ringo Starr Makes a Donation to Vegas Strong Fund

Oct. 16, 2017 – On Friday, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band opened a series of eight performances at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Before the show, Starr and his wife Barbara Starkey, through their Lotus Foundation, along with Caesars Entertainment's President and CEO Mark Frissora each donated $100,000 to the Nevada Resort Association's Vegas Strong Fund.

This is part of Caesars Entertainment's total contribution of $2 million to support the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy and their families.

Jan Jones Blackhurst who serves as Chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association was present to receive the donations which will go to their Vegas Strong Fund. The fund was launched yesterday to pool together resources to contribute and distribute additional funds to those impacted by this tragedy and to support community organizations and its brave first responders.

In light of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, Caesars Entertainment, its employees, family of chefs and entertainers have come together to organize $2 million in donations to assist those affected by this terrible event and to help our community heal.

To join us in supporting the Vegas Strong Fund, visit www.clarkcountynv.gov/
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Starr’s engagement at Planet Hollywood, which featured sold out shows over the weekend, has six more performances remaining on the 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th and 28th of this month.

Starr takes the stage with his longest-running All Starr Band, featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette, who have been touring together since 2012.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment Corp

#ringostarr #toddrundgren #stevelukather #lasvegas #vegasstrong #concert #concerttour #2017concerts #Beatles
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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 DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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Ringo Starr Makes a Donation to Vegas Strong Fund

Oct. 16, 2017 – On Friday, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band opened a series of eight performances at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  Before the show, Starr and his wife Barbara Starkey, through their Lotus Foundation, along with Caesars Entertainments President and CEO Mark Frissora each donated $100,000 to the Nevada Resort Associations Vegas Strong Fund.

This is part of Caesars Entertainments total contribution of $2 million to support the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy and their families.

Jan Jones Blackhurst who serves as Chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association was present to receive the donations which will go to their Vegas Strong Fund. The fund was launched yesterday to pool together resources to contribute and distribute additional funds to those impacted by this tragedy and to support community organizations and its brave first responders.

In light of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, Caesars Entertainment, its employees, family of chefs and entertainers have come together to organize $2 million in donations to assist those affected by this terrible event and to help our community heal.

To join us in supporting the Vegas Strong Fund, visit http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/
-
Starr’s engagement at Planet Hollywood, which featured sold out shows over the weekend, has six more performances remaining on the 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th and 28th of this month.

Starr takes the stage with his longest-running All Starr Band, featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette, who have been touring together since 2012.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment Corp

#ringostarr #toddrundgren #stevelukather #lasvegas #vegasstrong #concert #concerttour #2017concerts #Beatles
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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 Jam '1977' 40th Anniversary Box Set To Be Released On October 20, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017 -- In May 1977, a young three-piece rock group from Woking in Surrey appeared on Top Of The Pops with an explosive single called "In The City." The song fizzed with the energy and sense of purpose and is one of the most incendiary debut singles ever. At the same time The Jam released their exhilarating debut album, also called In The City, and in the very same year it's follow up This Is The Modern World.

To celebrate this 40th anniversary, on October 20, 2017, UMe/Polydor will release 1977, a five-disc box set featuring both albums re-mastered as well as unreleased demos and live recordings.

The Jam became one of the most popular bands to emerge from the English punk rock scene of '77 and had a phenomenal impact on pop music and wider youth culture. In their short career, they achieved 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the U.K. (including 4 No. 1s), released six ground-breaking albums and went on to influence a generation with their music, style, politics and inspiration.

Disc 1 - In The City (Debut LP from May 1977) (original album remastered)

A raw and powerful album that announced the arrival of The Jam, with their 18 year old lead singer Paul Weller sowing the seeds for what the was in store for the future. The Jam's music at this time owed a lot to the harmonies of Motown, the energy of Dr Feelgood and early Who but with the anger of the current Punk scene. Although Weller's band was obviously headed in a different direction, this debut sits alongside the first albums by The Clash and the Sex Pistols as one of the definitive records from the era. The album includes hit single "In The City" (which gave the band their first Top Of The Pops appearance, included on the DVD), live favorite (and suggested single) "Art School" and Paul Weller's most ambitious early song – "Away From The Numbers."

Disc 2 – The Polydor Demos: February 1977

The Polydor Demos includes 11 demos made for the first album – 6 of which are previously unreleased

Disc 3 – This Is The Modern World (original album remastered)
This Is The Modern World the follow-up album, released a few months after debut in late 1977, with iconic Gered Mankowitz cover shot.

This hastily released follow-up to In The City has long been the topic of debate among Jam fans. It might not be up there with later classics such as All Mod Cons & Sound Affects but time has been very kind to this album. It clearly paved the way for the refined brilliance of the later albums which possibly wouldn't have happened without it. Includes the rousing hit single "The Modern World" and some of Weller's early introspective gems – "Life From A Window" and "I Need You (For Someone)," as well as "The Combine," a track that pointed markedly towards the next album All Mod Cons.

Disc 4 – Live 1977 + John Peel Sessions

Live 77 include the previously unreleased concert from the 'Nashville' – September 10, 1977, featuring material from the first two albums. Also features the two legendary John Peel sessions from 1977.

Disc 5 – DVD

A DVD featuring TV appearances from the likes of Top Of The Pops and So It Goes plus promo videos from 1977. Includes performances of the hit single "All Around The World" (which did not appear on either LP).

Includes stunning 144-page book, featuring new liner notes, period photos and a wealth of cuttings, reviews and memorabilia from 1977.

Five LP-style CD wallets with printed inner bags – In The City will feature the U.S. version of the LP inner sleeve, also using a Martyn Goddard out-take photo. This Is The Modern World will feature an alternative Gered Mankowitz cover image. Also includes five postcards. All housed in a 'rigid, lift-off lid' box.

Full tracklisting here:

Disc 1 - In The City (original album remastered)
1. Art School
2. I've Changed My Address
3. Slow Down
4. I Got By In Time
5. Away From The Numbers
6. Batman Theme
7. In The City
8. Sounds From The Street
9. Non-Stop Dancing
10. Time For Truth
11. Takin' My Love
12. Bricks & Mortar
+ single & B-side extras
13. All Around The World
14. Carnaby Street
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Disc 2 - The Polydor Demos: February 1977
1. Art School (demo) #
2. In The City (demo)
3. I Got By In Time (demo) #
4. I've Changed My Address (demo) #
5. Time For Truth (demo)
6. Sounds From The Street (demo)
7. Non Stop Dancing (demo) #
8. Bricks And Mortar (demo) #
9. Takin' My Love (demo)
10. So Sad About Us (demo)
11. Slowdown (demo) #
# previously unreleased
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Disc 3 - This Is The Modern World (original album remastered)
1. The Modern World
2. London Traffic
3. Standards
4. Life From A Window
5. The Combine
6. Don't Tell Them You're Sane
7. In The Street Today
8. London Girl
9. I Need You (For Someone)
10. Here Comes The Weekend
11. Tonight At Noon
12. In The Midnight Hour
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Disc 4 - Live 1977 + John Peel Sessions
1. In The City
2. Art School
3. I've Changed My Address
4. The Modern World
Recorded 26.4.1977 - Transmitted 2.5.1977
5. All Around The World
6. London Girl
7. Bricks & Mortar
8. Carnaby Street
Recorded 19.7.1977 - Transmitted 25.7.1977
Live at the 'Nashville' – September 10th 1977 (previously unreleased)
9. Carnaby Street
10. The Modern World
11. Time For Truth
12. So Sad About Us
13. London Girl
14. In the Street Today
15. All Around The World
16. London Traffic
17. Sweet Soul Music
18. Bricks & Mortar
19. In The City
20. Art School
21. In The Midnight Hour
22. Sounds From The Street
23. Slowdown
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Disc 5 - DVD
1. In The City (Polydor promo - May 1977)
2. Art School (Polydor promo - May 1977)
3. In The City (Top Of The Pops - Date: 19/05/1977)
4. All Around The World (Top Of The Pops - Date: 18/08/1977)
5. All Around The World ('Marc' - Granada TV)
6. The Modern World (Top Of The Pops Top Of The Pops - Date: 03/11/1977)
7. Bricks and Mortar ('So It Goes' - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)
8. Carnaby Street ('So It Goes' - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)
9. In The City ('So It Goes' - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)
10. Slowdown ('So It Goes' - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)
11. All Around The World ('So It Goes' - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977)

SOURCE UMe

#thejam #punk #1970smusic

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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The Jam 1977 40th Anniversary Box Set To Be Released On October 20, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017 -- In May 1977, a young three-piece rock group from Woking in Surrey appeared on Top Of The Pops with an explosive single called In The City. The song fizzed with the energy and sense of purpose and is one of the most incendiary debut singles ever. At the same time The Jam released their exhilarating debut album, also called In The City, and in the very same year its follow up This Is The Modern World.

To celebrate this 40th anniversary, on October 20, 2017, UMe/Polydor will release 1977, a five-disc box set featuring both albums re-mastered as well as unreleased demos and live recordings.

The Jam became one of the most popular bands to emerge from the English punk rock scene of 77 and had a phenomenal impact on pop music and wider youth culture. In their short career, they achieved 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the U.K. (including 4 No. 1s), released six ground-breaking albums and went on to influence a generation with their music, style, politics and inspiration.

Disc 1 - In The City  (Debut LP from May 1977) (original album remastered)

A raw and powerful album that announced the arrival of The Jam, with their 18 year old lead singer Paul Weller sowing the seeds for what the was in store for the future. The Jams music at this time owed a lot to the harmonies of Motown, the energy of Dr Feelgood and early Who but with the anger of the current Punk scene. Although Wellers band was obviously headed in a different direction, this debut sits alongside the first albums by The Clash and the Sex Pistols as one of the definitive records from the era. The album includes hit single In The City (which gave the band their first Top Of The Pops appearance, included on the DVD), live favorite (and suggested single) Art School and Paul Wellers most ambitious early song – Away From The Numbers.

Disc 2 – The Polydor Demos: February 1977

The Polydor Demos includes 11 demos made for the first album – 6 of which are previously unreleased 

Disc 3 – This Is The Modern World (original album remastered)
This Is The Modern World the follow-up album, released a few months after debut in late 1977, with iconic Gered Mankowitz cover shot.

This hastily released follow-up to In The City has long been the topic of debate among Jam fans. It might not be up there with later classics such as All Mod Cons & Sound Affects but time has been very kind to this album. It clearly paved the way for the refined brilliance of the later albums which possibly wouldnt have happened without it. Includes the rousing hit single The Modern World and some of Wellers early introspective gems – Life From A Window and I Need You (For Someone), as well as The Combine, a track that pointed markedly towards the next album All Mod Cons. 

Disc 4 – Live 1977 + John Peel Sessions

Live 77 include the previously unreleased concert from the Nashville – September 10, 1977, featuring material from the first two albums. Also features the two legendary John Peel sessions from 1977. 

Disc 5 – DVD

A DVD featuring TV appearances from the likes of Top Of The Pops and So It Goes plus promo videos from 1977. Includes performances of the hit single All Around The World (which did not appear on either LP).

Includes stunning 144-page book, featuring new liner notes, period photos and a wealth of cuttings, reviews and memorabilia from 1977. 

Five LP-style CD wallets with printed inner bags – In The City will feature the U.S. version of the LP inner sleeve, also using a Martyn Goddard out-take photo. This Is The Modern World will feature an alternative Gered Mankowitz cover image. Also includes five postcards. All housed in a rigid, lift-off lid box.

Full tracklisting here:

Disc 1 - In The City (original album remastered) 
1. Art School 
2. Ive Changed My Address 
3. Slow Down 
4. I Got By In Time 
5. Away From The Numbers 
6. Batman Theme 
7. In The City 
8. Sounds From The Street 
9. Non-Stop Dancing 
10. Time For Truth 
11. Takin My Love 
12. Bricks & Mortar 
+ single & B-side extras 
13. All Around The World 
14. Carnaby Street 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
Disc 2 - The Polydor Demos: February 1977 
1. Art School (demo) # 
2. In The City (demo) 
3. I Got By In Time (demo) # 
4. Ive Changed My Address (demo) # 
5. Time For Truth (demo) 
6. Sounds From The Street (demo) 
7. Non Stop Dancing (demo) # 
8. Bricks And Mortar (demo) # 
9. Takin My Love (demo) 
10. So Sad About Us (demo) 
11. Slowdown (demo) # 
# previously unreleased 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
Disc 3 - This Is The Modern World (original album remastered) 
1. The Modern World 
2. London Traffic 
3. Standards 
4. Life From A Window 
5. The Combine 
6. Dont Tell Them Youre Sane 
7. In The Street Today 
8. London Girl 
9. I Need You (For Someone) 
10. Here Comes The Weekend 
11. Tonight At Noon 
12. In The Midnight Hour 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
Disc 4 - Live 1977 + John Peel Sessions 
1. In The City 
2. Art School 
3. Ive Changed My Address 
4. The Modern World 
Recorded 26.4.1977 - Transmitted 2.5.1977 
5. All Around The World 
6. London Girl 
7. Bricks & Mortar 
8. Carnaby Street 
Recorded 19.7.1977 - Transmitted 25.7.1977 
Live at the Nashville – September 10th 1977 (previously unreleased) 
9. Carnaby Street 
10. The Modern World 
11. Time For Truth 
12. So Sad About Us 
13. London Girl 
14. In the Street Today 
15. All Around The World 
16. London Traffic 
17. Sweet Soul Music 
18. Bricks & Mortar 
19. In The City 
20. Art School 
21. In The Midnight Hour 
22. Sounds From The Street 
23. Slowdown 
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Disc 5 - DVD 
1. In The City (Polydor promo - May 1977) 
2. Art School (Polydor promo - May 1977) 
3. In The City (Top Of The Pops - Date: 19/05/1977) 
4. All Around The World (Top Of The Pops - Date: 18/08/1977) 
5. All Around The World (Marc - Granada TV) 
6. The Modern World (Top Of The Pops Top Of The Pops - Date: 03/11/1977) 
7. Bricks and Mortar (So It Goes - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977) 
8. Carnaby Street (So It Goes - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977) 
9. In The City (So It Goes - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977) 
10. Slowdown (So It Goes - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977) 
11. All Around The World (So It Goes - Granada TV Nov. 20th 1977) 

SOURCE UMe

#thejam #punk #1970smusic 

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.

Frank Zappa's Legendary Halloween NYC 1977 Residency Being Released As Massive "Halloween 77" Costume Box Set Next Week

Oct. 13, 2017 -- By 1977, Frank Zappa's Halloween shows were already the stuff of legends. While the shows began in the late '60s, around 1972, these monumental performances would become annual events, initially in Passaic, NJ and Chicago, IL before moving to New York City in 1974, where they'd remain. NYC (and its audience) had become a special place for Zappa and the synchronization of Halloween in NYC proved to be the perfect match.

From October 28-31, 1977, Zappa and his band played six historic shows at the 3,000 capacity Palladium. All the performances were recorded with four being filmed, resulting in Zappa's mammoth film project, "Baby Snakes."

Following the news that Frank Zappa will be going back on tour, the Zappa Family Trust and Universal are proud to announce that Zappa's legendary Halloween residency of 1977 will be released for the first time in its entirety on October 20 via Zappa Records/UMe just in time for the 40th Anniversary of these shows.

The Halloween 77 box set will include all six concerts with 158 tracks (mixed in 2016 from original vault masters) loaded onto a "Zappa's Oh Punky" fun size candy bar-shaped USB drive in 24-bit WAV audio. The package will also include a 28-page digital booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and liner notes from Vaultmeister Joe Travers, co-producer of the box alongside Ahmet Zappa, and personal firsthand accounts from many of Zappa's bandmates, crew and fans who were there, including guitarist Adrian Belew, percussionist Ed Mann, keyboard tech Thomas Nordegg, tour manager Phil Kaufman, and fan Janet "The Planet" Walley.

In the spirit of Zappa's favorite season, the specially designed, limited run box will include a retro Halloween mask and costume of the maestro himself. In addition to the box set, a 3CD version will also be available featuring the entire Halloween night show plus select tracks from the October 30th gig. Fans looking for a specific show will be able to purchase the concert of their choice digitally on release day.

"This box set was a very special experience for me to work on," said Ahmet Zappa. "I wanted to make sure we honored these legendary shows, so it was important to me that this box set felt of the era. It was a blast working with our partners to create the late '70s-inspired Frank Zappa Mask and costume and the candy-shaped USB stick filled with tons of Zappa goodness. It was yet again a labor of love gathering up all the archival materials, reading notes by people who were there, and most importantly making sure the audio was up to par. All of us at Zappa Records are mighty pleased with it, and hope that fans of Frank Zappa and of Halloween will be too."

Halloween 77 is not only rife with fan favorites but also includes many rare and unreleased performances and arrangements. This box set includes the first official release of the instrumental version of "Conehead." These five versions are vastly different than the song that would be included on Zappa's 1981 record, You Are What You Is. The rarely played "Läther" was performed at all six shows and immediately followed by the equally rare, "Wild Love," which became a solo workout each night. This one-two punch was followed by the comedic song "Titties 'N Beer," ultimately released on Zappa In New York, made especially memorable each time for the caustic improv dialog Zappa spewed about a then ongoing legal battle with Warner Bros. Other highlights include six extended guitar workouts of "The Torture Never Stops" and the combustible Halloween night finale of "Black Napkins."

Continuing the Zappa Family Trust and UMe's Zappa on-going vinyl initiative, Zoot Allures will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on October 20. Zoot Allures features two of Zappa's signature guitar pieces, "Black Napkins" & "Zoot Allures." The album became a fan favorite since its release in 1976. Originally conceived as a double-disc, Zappa re-edited it to a single record after pressure from his record company. This 180-gram reissue was mastered and cut directly from the analog tape master by Bernie Grundman in 2017.

Frank Zappa
Halloween 77 (Costume) Box Set
10-28-77 Show 1
1. 10-28-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions 3:28
2. Peaches En Regalia 2:42
3. The Torture Never Stops 13:05
4. Tryin' To Grow A Chin 3:37
5. City Of Tiny Lites 6:04
6. Pound For A Brown 8:05
7. Bobby Brown Goes Down 4:33
8. Conehead (Instrumental) 9:19
9. Flakes 4:03
10. Big Leg Emma 1:47
11. Envelopes 2:29
12. Terry's Solo #1 4:42
13. Disco Boy 3:53
14. Lather 3:36
15. Wild Love 24:05
16. Titties N Beer 7:16
17. Audience Participation #1 :48
18. The Black Page #2 3:02
19. Jones Crusher 2:48
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:52
21. Punky's Whips 9:43
22. Encore Audience #1 1:21
23. Dinah-Moe Humm 4:55
24. Camarillo Brillo 3:35
25. Muffin Man 4:36

10-28-77 Show 2
1. 10-28-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions 3:13
2. Peaches En Regalia 2:42
3. The Torture Never Stops 12:33
4. Tryin' To Grow A Chin 3:37
5. City Of Tiny Lites 8:00
6. Pound For A Brown 9:19
7. Bobby Brown Goes Down 5:36
8. Conehead (Instrumental) 9:18
9. Flakes 4:10
10. Big Leg Emma 1:48
11. Envelopes 2:33
12. Terry's Solo #2 4:17
13. Disco Boy 3:54
14. Lather 3:42
15. Wild Love 26:01
16. Titties N Beer 7:50
17. Audience Participation #2 2:37
18. The Black Page #2 3:14
19. Jones Crusher 2:58
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:54
21. Punky's Whips 9:51
22. Encore Audience #2 2:13
23. Dinah-Moe Humm 4:01
24. Camarillo Brillo 3:36
25. Muffin Man 6:20

10-29-77 Show 1
1. 10-29-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions 4:06
2. Peaches En Regalia 2:42
3. The Torture Never Stops 12:59
4. Tryin' To Grow A Chin 3:34
5. City Of Tiny Lites 7:15
6. Pound For A Brown 8:26
7. Bobby Brown Goes Down 6:06
8. Conehead (Instrumental) 5:50
9. Flakes 3:53
10. Big Leg Emma 1:52
11. Envelopes 2:42
12. Terry's Solo #3 3:51
13. Disco Boy 3:57
14. Lather 3:40
15. Wild Love 22:51
16. Titties N Beer 6:01
17. Audience Participation #3 2:42
18. The Black Page #2 3:05
19. Jones Crusher 2:53
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:50
21. Punky's Whips 9:18
22. Encore Audience #3 1:46
23. Dinah-Moe Humm 5:12
24. Camarillo Brillo 3:29
25. Muffin Man 5:09

10-29-77 Show 2
1. 10-29-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions 4:21
2. Peaches En Regalia 2:42
3. The Torture Never Stops 11:30
4. Tryin' To Grow A Chin 3:36
5. City Of Tiny Lites 7:01
6. Pound For A Brown 9:05
7. Bobby Brown Goes Down 9:12
8. Conehead (Instrumental) 6:29
9. Flakes 3:28
10. Big Leg Emma 1:49
11. Envelopes 2:52
12. Terry's Solo #4 4:07
13. Disco Boy 3:54
14. Lather 3:56
15. Wild Love 27:33
16. Titties N Beer 8:12
17. Audience Participation #4 5:02
18. The Black Page #2 2:57
19. Jones Crusher 2:49
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:48
21. Punky's Whips 9:36
22. Encore Audience #4 2:23
23. Dinah-Moe Humm 6:19
24. Camarillo Brillo 3:30
25. Muffin Man 6:02

10-30-77 Show
1. 10-30-77 Show Start 1:40
2. Stink-Foot 7:45
3. The Poodle Lecture 5:10
4. Dirty Love 2:32
5. Peaches En Regalia 2:40
6. The Torture Never Stops 12:53
7. Tryin' To Grow A Chin 3:32
8. City Of Tiny Lites 7:36
9. Pound For A Brown 10:03
10. I Have Been In You 8:35
11. Dancin' Fool (World Premiere) 4:50
12. Jewish Princess (Prototype) 4:41
13. King Kong 8:45
14. Terry's Solo #5 5:07
15. Disco Boy 4:01
16. Envelopes 2:19
17. A Halloween Treat with Thomas Nordegg 6:17
18. Lather 3:47
19. Wild Love 25:19
20. Titties N Beer 7:01
21. Audience Participation #5 8:28
22. The Black Page #2 2:59
23. Jones Crusher 2:53
24. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:52
25. Punky's Whips 12:36
26. Encore Rap 1:11
27. Dinah-Moe Humm 6:06
28. Camarillo Brillo 3:27
29. Muffin Man 5:18
30. San Ber'dino 6:20

10-31-77 Show
1. Halloween 1977 Show Start/Introductions 3:11
2. Peaches En Regalia 2:42
3. The Torture Never Stops 13:54
4. Tryin' To Grow A Chin 3:35
5. City Of Tiny Lites 8:17
6. Pound For A Brown 13:40
7. The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask 8:33
8. Bobby Brown Goes Down 3:49
9. Conehead (Instrumental) 8:21
10. Flakes 3:04
11. Big Leg Emma 1:58
12. Envelopes 2:25
13. Terry's Halloween Solo 4:38
14. Disco Boy 3:55
15. Lather 3:58
16. Wild Love 30:11
17. Titties 'N' Beer 7:24
18. Halloween Audience Participation 7:04
19. The Black Page #2 2:55
20. Jones Crusher 2:58
21. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:52
22. Punky's Whips 11:23
23. Halloween Encore Audience I 2:07
24. Dinah-Moe Humm 6:41
25. Camarillo Brillo 3:24
26. Muffin Man 5:21
27. San Ber'dino 5:01
28. Black Napkins 9:19

Frank Zappa
Halloween 77
3CD

Disc 1
1. Halloween 1977 Show Start/Introductions
2. Peaches En Regalia
3. The Torture Never Stops
4. Tryin' To Grow A Chin
5. City Of Tiny Lites
6. Pound For A Brown
7. The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask
8. Bobby Brown Goes Down
9. Conehead (Instrumental)
10. Flakes
11. Big Leg Emma

Disc 2
1. Envelopes
2. Terry's Halloween Solo
3. Disco Boy
4. Lather
5. Wild Love
6. Titties 'N' Beer
7. Halloween Audience Participation
8. The Black Page #2
9. Jones Crusher
10. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes

Disc 3
1. Punky's Whips
2. Halloween Encore Audience
3. Dinah-Moe Humm
4. Camarillo Brillo
5. Muffin Man
6. San Ber'dino
7. Black Napkins
Bonus Section:
8. King Kong 8:17
9. A Halloween Treat With Thomas Nordegg 6:15
10. Audience Participation #5 7:46
11. The Black Page #2 2:59

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Frank Zappas Legendary Halloween NYC 1977 Residency Being Released As Massive Halloween 77 Costume Box Set Next Week

Oct. 13, 2017 -- By 1977, Frank Zappas Halloween shows were already the stuff of legends. While the shows began in the late 60s, around 1972, these monumental performances would become annual events, initially in Passaic, NJ and Chicago, IL before moving to New York City in 1974, where theyd remain.  NYC (and its audience) had become a special place for Zappa and the synchronization of Halloween in NYC proved to be the perfect match.

From October 28-31, 1977, Zappa and his band played six historic shows at the 3,000 capacity Palladium. All the performances were recorded with four being filmed, resulting in Zappas mammoth film project, Baby Snakes.

Following the news that Frank Zappa will be going back on tour, the Zappa Family Trust and Universal are proud to announce that Zappas legendary Halloween residency of 1977 will be released for the first time in its entirety on October 20 via Zappa Records/UMe just in time for the 40th Anniversary of these shows.

The Halloween 77 box set will include all six concerts with 158 tracks (mixed in 2016 from original vault masters) loaded onto a Zappas Oh Punky fun size candy bar-shaped USB drive in 24-bit WAV audio. The package will also include a 28-page digital booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and liner notes from Vaultmeister Joe Travers, co-producer of the box alongside Ahmet Zappa, and personal firsthand accounts from many of Zappas bandmates, crew and fans who were there, including guitarist Adrian Belew, percussionist Ed Mann, keyboard tech Thomas Nordegg, tour manager Phil Kaufman, and fan Janet The Planet Walley.

In the spirit of Zappas favorite season, the specially designed, limited run box will include a retro Halloween mask and costume of the maestro himself. In addition to the box set, a 3CD version will also be available featuring the entire Halloween night show plus select tracks from the October 30th gig.  Fans looking for a specific show will be able to purchase the concert of their choice digitally on release day. 

This box set was a very special experience for me to work on, said Ahmet Zappa. I wanted to make sure we honored these legendary shows, so it was important to me that this box set felt of the era. It was a blast working with our partners to create the late 70s-inspired Frank Zappa Mask and costume and the candy-shaped USB stick filled with tons of Zappa goodness. It was yet again a labor of love gathering up all the archival materials, reading notes by people who were there, and most importantly making sure the audio was up to par. All of us at Zappa Records are mighty pleased with it, and hope that fans of Frank Zappa and of Halloween will be too. 

Halloween 77 is not only rife with fan favorites but also includes many rare and unreleased performances and arrangements. This box set includes the first official release of the instrumental version of Conehead.  These five versions are vastly different than the song that would be included on Zappas 1981 record, You Are What You Is. The rarely played Läther was performed at all six shows and immediately followed by the equally rare, Wild Love, which became a solo workout each night. This one-two punch was followed by the comedic song Titties N Beer, ultimately released on Zappa In New York, made especially memorable each time for the caustic improv dialog Zappa spewed about a then ongoing legal battle with Warner Bros. Other highlights include six extended guitar workouts of The Torture Never Stops and the combustible Halloween night finale of Black Napkins.  

Continuing the Zappa Family Trust and UMes Zappa on-going vinyl initiative, Zoot Allures will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on October 20. Zoot Allures features two of Zappas signature guitar pieces, Black Napkins & Zoot Allures. The album became a fan favorite since its release in 1976. Originally conceived as a double-disc, Zappa re-edited it to a single record after pressure from his record company. This 180-gram reissue was mastered and cut directly from the analog tape master by Bernie Grundman in 2017. 

Frank Zappa
Halloween 77 (Costume) Box Set
10-28-77 Show 1
1.  10-28-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions  3:28
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  13:05
4.  Tryin To Grow A Chin  3:37
5.  City Of Tiny Lites  6:04
6.  Pound For A Brown  8:05
7.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  4:33
8.  Conehead (Instrumental)  9:19
9.  Flakes  4:03
10. Big Leg Emma  1:47
11. Envelopes  2:29
12. Terrys Solo #1  4:42
13. Disco Boy  3:53
14. Lather  3:36
15. Wild Love  24:05
16. Titties N Beer  7:16
17. Audience Participation #1  :48
18. The Black Page #2  3:02
19. Jones Crusher  2:48
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:52
21. Punkys Whips  9:43
22. Encore Audience #1  1:21
23. Dinah-Moe Humm  4:55
24. Camarillo Brillo  3:35
25. Muffin Man  4:36

10-28-77 Show 2
1.  10-28-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions  3:13
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  12:33
4.  Tryin To Grow A Chin  3:37
5.  City Of Tiny Lites  8:00
6.  Pound For A Brown  9:19
7.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  5:36
8.  Conehead (Instrumental)  9:18
9.  Flakes  4:10
10. Big Leg Emma  1:48
11. Envelopes  2:33
12. Terrys Solo #2  4:17
13. Disco Boy  3:54
14. Lather  3:42
15. Wild Love  26:01
16. Titties N Beer  7:50
17. Audience Participation #2  2:37
18. The Black Page #2  3:14
19. Jones Crusher  2:58
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:54
21. Punkys Whips  9:51
22. Encore Audience #2  2:13
23. Dinah-Moe Humm  4:01
24. Camarillo Brillo  3:36
25. Muffin Man  6:20

10-29-77 Show 1
1.  10-29-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions  4:06
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  12:59
4.  Tryin To Grow A Chin  3:34
5.  City Of Tiny Lites  7:15
6.  Pound For A Brown  8:26
7.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  6:06
8.  Conehead (Instrumental)  5:50
9.  Flakes  3:53
10. Big Leg Emma  1:52
11. Envelopes  2:42
12. Terrys Solo #3  3:51
13. Disco Boy  3:57
14. Lather  3:40
15. Wild Love  22:51
16. Titties N Beer  6:01
17. Audience Participation #3  2:42
18. The Black Page #2  3:05
19. Jones Crusher  2:53
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:50
21. Punkys Whips  9:18
22. Encore Audience #3  1:46
23. Dinah-Moe Humm  5:12
24. Camarillo Brillo  3:29
25. Muffin Man  5:09

10-29-77 Show 2
1.  10-29-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions  4:21
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  11:30
4.  Tryin To Grow A Chin  3:36
5.  City Of Tiny Lites  7:01
6.  Pound For A Brown  9:05
7.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  9:12
8.  Conehead (Instrumental)  6:29
9.  Flakes  3:28
10. Big Leg Emma  1:49
11. Envelopes  2:52
12. Terrys Solo #4  4:07
13. Disco Boy  3:54
14. Lather  3:56
15. Wild Love  27:33
16. Titties N Beer  8:12
17. Audience Participation #4  5:02
18. The Black Page #2  2:57
19. Jones Crusher  2:49
20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:48
21. Punkys Whips  9:36
22. Encore Audience #4  2:23
23. Dinah-Moe Humm  6:19
24. Camarillo Brillo  3:30
25. Muffin Man  6:02

10-30-77 Show
1.  10-30-77 Show Start  1:40
2.  Stink-Foot  7:45
3.  The Poodle Lecture  5:10
4.  Dirty Love  2:32
5.  Peaches En Regalia  2:40
6.  The Torture Never Stops  12:53
7.  Tryin To Grow A Chin  3:32
8.  City Of Tiny Lites  7:36
9.  Pound For A Brown  10:03
10. I Have Been In You  8:35
11. Dancin Fool (World Premiere)  4:50
12. Jewish Princess (Prototype)  4:41
13. King Kong  8:45
14. Terrys Solo #5  5:07
15. Disco Boy  4:01
16. Envelopes  2:19
17. A Halloween Treat with Thomas Nordegg  6:17
18. Lather  3:47
19. Wild Love  25:19
20. Titties N Beer  7:01
21. Audience Participation #5  8:28
22. The Black Page #2  2:59
23. Jones Crusher  2:53
24. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:52
25. Punkys Whips  12:36
26. Encore Rap  1:11
27. Dinah-Moe Humm  6:06
28. Camarillo Brillo  3:27
29. Muffin Man  5:18
30. San Berdino  6:20

10-31-77 Show
1.  Halloween 1977 Show Start/Introductions  3:11
2.  Peaches En Regalia  2:42
3.  The Torture Never Stops  13:54
4.  Tryin To Grow A Chin  3:35
5.  City Of Tiny Lites 8:17
6.  Pound For A Brown  13:40
7.  The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask  8:33
8.  Bobby Brown Goes Down  3:49
9.  Conehead (Instrumental)  8:21
10. Flakes  3:04
11. Big Leg Emma  1:58
12. Envelopes  2:25
13. Terrys Halloween Solo  4:38
14. Disco Boy  3:55
15. Lather  3:58
16. Wild Love  30:11
17. Titties N Beer  7:24
18. Halloween Audience Participation  7:04
19. The Black Page #2  2:55
20. Jones Crusher  2:58
21. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes  3:52
22. Punkys Whips  11:23
23. Halloween Encore Audience I  2:07
24. Dinah-Moe Humm  6:41
25. Camarillo Brillo  3:24
26. Muffin Man  5:21
27. San Berdino  5:01
28. Black Napkins  9:19

Frank Zappa
Halloween 77
3CD

Disc 1
1.  Halloween 1977 Show Start/Introductions
2.  Peaches En Regalia
3.  The Torture Never Stops
4.  Tryin To Grow A Chin
5.  City Of Tiny Lites
6.  Pound For A Brown
7.  The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask
8.  Bobby Brown Goes Down
9.  Conehead (Instrumental)
10. Flakes
11. Big Leg Emma

Disc 2
1. Envelopes
2. Terrys Halloween Solo
3. Disco Boy
4. Lather
5. Wild Love
6. Titties N Beer
7. Halloween Audience Participation
8. The Black Page #2
9. Jones Crusher
10. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes

Disc 3
1. Punkys Whips
2. Halloween Encore Audience
3. Dinah-Moe Humm
4. Camarillo Brillo
5. Muffin Man
6. San Berdino
7. Black Napkins
Bonus Section:
8.  King Kong  8:17
9.  A Halloween Treat With Thomas Nordegg  6:15
10.  Audience Participation #5  7:46
11.  The Black Page #2  2:59

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A Preview of ‘The Lady in Black’ Music Video

Director Zev Lerner has turned the song “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance)” into a virtual mini move. Shot in classic, film-noir style, Lerner’s production uses the song, performed by veteran musician Scott McDavid (Scott McDavid Music) and newcomer Stephanie Love, to tell a story of lust and misplaced trust.

The music video has received positive reviews from those who’ve seen the advance release, and the exquisite lighting and delicate framing have been praised as having the quality of a major motion picture.

Making the film come alive are the mesmerizing Destiny Vongprachanh and leading man Luke Fallon, who deliver passionate performances that match the song’s seductive theme.

The video and the song will be released on October 16, 2017. The song will be available on iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby and other digital music outlets. The video will be available on Scott McDavid’s YouTube Channel, or via the O&F Studios Facebook page.

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Bryan Adams Writes New Music for ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’
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Oct. 11, 2017 -- Producer Paula Wagner has announced a new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall's ‘Pretty Woman’, which arrives on Broadway following its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018.
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'Pretty Woman: The Musical’ stars stage, television and film actress Samantha Barks as 'Vivian' opposite Tony and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee as 'Edward.'
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The production has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, book by Garry Marshall and the film's screenwriter J.F. Lawton, is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and begins performances Tuesday, March 13, 2018, for a 5-week engagement at Chicago's Oriental Theatre.

The musical will begin performances on Broadway in the fall of 2018 at a Nederlander Theater.

More information is available at PrettyWomanMusical.com

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Bryan Adams Writes New Music for ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’
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Oct. 11, 2017 -- Producer Paula Wagner has announced a new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshalls ‘Pretty Woman’, which arrives on Broadway following its World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018.
-
Pretty Woman: The Musical’ stars stage, television and film actress Samantha Barks as Vivian opposite Tony and Grammy Award winner Steve Kazee as Edward.
-
The production has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, book by Garry Marshall and the films screenwriter J.F. Lawton, is directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and begins performances Tuesday, March 13, 2018, for a 5-week engagement at Chicagos Oriental Theatre.

The musical will begin performances on Broadway in the fall of 2018 at a Nederlander Theater.

More information is available at PrettyWomanMusical.com

SOURCE PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL

#bryanadams #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #songwriter #musician #prettywoman #broadway #musical #samanthabarks #stevekazee #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #プリティウーマン #ブライアンアダムス Pretty Woman Pretty Woman The Musical
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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.

Michael Jackson SCREAM Debuts #3

Oct. 11, 2017 -- Michael Jackson ‘SCREAM,’ a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including Thriller, Dangerous, Blood On The Dance, Floor, Ghosts, Torture, and Dirty Diana, debuted on the album charts at #3 on Current and Overall Pop and #3 on Current and Overall R&B and #8 and #10 for Physical and Overall Album sales, respectively.

The album also debuted in the top 10, landing at #9, in the UK. SCREAM is the essential playlist for the Michael Jackson takeover of Halloween, which also includes Michael Jackson's Halloween, an animated special which premiered at Comic Con last week, and will have its official premiere on October 27 on CBS.

Fans are invited to Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations this fall. The first of these celebrations took place in London and Sydney. Paris and Berlin are hosting events this week and the celebrations in Los Angeles and Tokyo will be later this month.

The events will feature the full-length 40-minute Michael Jackson's Ghosts, rarely seen following its initial screening at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival and "Michael Jackson's Thriller" in 3D. An after-party will follow each celebration.

SCREAM TRACKLISTING:
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1. This Place Hotel
2. Thriller
3. Blood On The Dance Floor
4. Somebody's Watching Me
5. Dirty Diana
6. Torture
7. Leave Me Alone
8. Scream
9. Dangerous
10. Unbreakable
11. Xscape
12. Threatened
13. Ghosts
Bonus Track: Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)
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SOURCE Legacy Recordings

#michaeljackson #janetjackson #thejacksons #jacksonfive #thekingofpop #thriller #70smusic #80smusic #halloween #scream
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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 DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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Michael Jackson SCREAM Debuts #3

Oct. 11, 2017 -- Michael Jackson ‘SCREAM,’ a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including Thriller, Dangerous, Blood On The Dance, Floor, Ghosts, Torture, and Dirty Diana, debuted on the album charts at #3 on Current and Overall Pop and #3 on Current and Overall R&B and #8 and #10 for Physical and Overall Album sales, respectively.

The album also debuted in the top 10, landing at #9, in the UK.  SCREAM is the essential playlist for the Michael Jackson takeover of Halloween, which also includes Michael Jacksons Halloween, an animated special which premiered at Comic Con last week, and will have its official premiere on October 27 on CBS.

Fans are invited to Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations this fall. The first of these celebrations took place in London and Sydney. Paris and Berlin are hosting events this week and the celebrations in Los Angeles and Tokyo will be later this month.

The events will feature the full-length 40-minute Michael Jacksons Ghosts, rarely seen following its initial screening at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival and Michael Jacksons Thriller in 3D.  An after-party will follow each celebration.

SCREAM TRACKLISTING:
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1.  This Place Hotel
2.  Thriller
3.  Blood On The Dance Floor
4.  Somebodys Watching Me
5.  Dirty Diana
6.  Torture
7.  Leave Me Alone
8.  Scream
9.  Dangerous
10.  Unbreakable
11.  Xscape
12.  Threatened
13.  Ghosts
Bonus Track:  Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)
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SOURCE Legacy Recordings

#michaeljackson #janetjackson #thejacksons #jacksonfive #thekingofpop #thriller #70smusic #80smusic #halloween #scream
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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.

Jackson Browne Announces Benefit Concert to Support Seaside's Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Of The Arts

Oct. 10, 2017 – Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne announces a benefit concert for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Sunset Center in Carmel, CA to support Seaside's Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School of the Arts.

Accompanying Jackson Browne at the benefit concert is longtime band mate and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz.

Showtime is 7:30 PM. Advance venue pre-sale tickets are available beginning Wednesday, October 11 at 9:30 AM, with general tickets on sale this Friday, October 13 at 9:30 AM PT at the Sunset Center www.sunsetcenter.org.

Located in Seaside, CA, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School of the Arts is a vibrant learning environment in a district with a strong commitment to arts education. MLK School of the Arts is part of Turnaround Arts, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that introduces a high-quality and integrated arts education to strengthen school reform efforts.

In 2015, MLK School for the Arts introduced music classes to all of its students and local teaching artists provided an additional 60 hours of arts instruction for the entire school. MLK School of the Arts has also partnered with The Arts Council of Monterey County, The San Jose Opera, the Carmel Music Society, the Sunset Center, and the Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.

For more information and ticket details about the November 14 benefit concert, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #livemusic #sunsetcenter #acousticrock #mlk
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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 DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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Jackson Browne Announces Benefit Concert to Support Seasides Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Of The Arts

Oct. 10, 2017 – Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne announces a benefit concert for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Sunset Center in Carmel, CA to support Seasides Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School of the Arts.

Accompanying Jackson Browne at the benefit concert is longtime band mate and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz.

Showtime is 7:30 PM. Advance venue pre-sale tickets are available beginning Wednesday, October 11 at 9:30 AM, with general tickets on sale this Friday, October 13 at 9:30 AM PT at the Sunset Center www.sunsetcenter.org.

Located in Seaside, CA, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School of the Arts is a vibrant learning environment in a district with a strong commitment to arts education. MLK School of the Arts is part of Turnaround Arts, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that introduces a high-quality and integrated arts education to strengthen school reform efforts.

In 2015, MLK School for the Arts introduced music classes to all of its students and local teaching artists provided an additional 60 hours of arts instruction for the entire school. MLK School of the Arts has also partnered with The Arts Council of Monterey County, The San Jose Opera, the Carmel Music Society, the Sunset Center, and the Monterey Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.

For more information and ticket details about the November 14 benefit concert, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne

#jacksonbrowne #70smusic #80smusic #rockandroll #livemusic #sunsetcenter #acousticrock #mlk
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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.  
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Willie Nelson’s "Pretty Paper" Now Part of Forthcoming Roy Orbison Album

Oct. 10, 2017 -- It has been revealed that, within the last few weeks, "Pretty Paper" has been recorded as a last-minute addition for A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album's release had been previously announced before the session that yielded the addition of "Pretty Paper." Utilizing Roy's original 1963 vocal track, the Royal Philharmonic laid down instrumentation for the holiday standard written by Willie Nelson. It joins 15 other Orbison classics tracks that comprise the album.

Due out November 3, A Love So Beautiful is to be released through Sony Music's Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the late icon's sons to administer their father's catalog and safeguard his legacy. Available on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats, this brand-new album infuses Orbison's best original vocal performances, consisting of hits and fan favorites such as "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Crying" and "Only the Lonely," with the emotion and world class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic, London's most notable orchestra.

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).

When made aware of the new recording of his "Pretty Paper," Willie Nelson commented, "Back in 1963, right after I wrote it, I brought the song to Fred Foster the head of Monument Records, the label I was with at the time. He really liked it and said 'It's perfect for Roy Orbison.' I was more than ok with that idea since I had wanted my tunes to be covered by big stars and Roy was certainly that. Fred told me he was going to play the song over the phone for Roy who was in London at the time and that's exactly what happened. I was glad that he liked 'Pretty Paper' enough to record it over there. It's kind of amazing that the same song by the same great artist, recorded again in London 54 years later, is now having a second life."

Nelson was inspired to write "Pretty Paper," when he remembered seeing a man with no legs selling paper and pencils in front of Leonard's Department Store in Fort Worth. The man, later identified by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as Frankie Brierton of Santo, TX, was hawking his offerings to passersby, calling out "Pretty paper!," referring to holiday wrapping paper.

Like all the orchestral backing for the current project, Orbison's original vocal, as noted by Willie, was recorded in London. Ever the trouper, Orbison, suffering from a 102 degree fever at the time, entered Pye Studios there and put down the vocal track for the original record that would be released in November of 1963, a mere month after Nelson had written the song. It became a holiday classic and reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Nelson recorded his own version the following year.

Another addition to A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is an alternate version of "I Drove All Night" that features a virtual collaboration between Roy and British modern country duo Ward Thomas. Consisting of 23-year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas, the duo has been dubbed "Britain's first country stars," and their 2016 sophomore album Cartwheels became a UK #1 hit. Their vocal performance enriches the song that was originally recorded by Orbison in 1987 and covered by Cyndi Lauper in 1989.

A Love So Beautiful was produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, who were 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 orchestral component was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2, in London (a mere 1.5 miles from where Roy's "Pretty Paper" vocal track was first recorded), while Roy's sons recorded their parts in Nashville at Black River Studios, which was previously owned by their father.

Also out this fall (release date: October 17; Center Street/Hachette) is the first ever estate-sanctioned Roy Orbison book, The Authorized Roy Orbison. Filled with over 300 photographs, many never before seen, gathered from across the globe and uncovered from deep within the Orbison Vault, The Authorized Roy Orbison shows Roy as a young child and follows him all the way through to the peak of his stardom and up to his tragic end. Written by Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex Orbison - Roy's Boys - with the help of Jeff Slate, no stone has been left unturned in order to illustrate the people, places, things and events that forged their father, the man behind those famous sunglasses.

The album will be highlighted as part of An Evening of Orbison at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on October 17, where Roy's three sons Alex, Wesley and Roy Jr. will be discussing the making of A Love So Beautiful as well as The Authorized Roy Orbison.

A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra track list:

1) In Dreams
2) Crying
3) I'm Hurtin'
4) Oh, Pretty Woman
5) It's Ove
6) Dream Baby
7) Blue Angel
8) Love Hurts
9) Uptown**
10) Mean Woman Blues
11) Only the Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
12) Running Scared
13) I Drove All Night
14) You Got It
15) A Love So Beautiful
16) Pretty Paper
17) I Drove All Night featuring Ward Thomas

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

#RoyOrbison #WillieNelson #RoyalPhilharmonicOrchestra #vinyl #rockandroll #classicrock

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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Willie Nelson’s Pretty Paper Now Part of Forthcoming Roy Orbison Album

Oct. 10, 2017 -- It has been revealed that, within the last few weeks, Pretty Paper has been recorded as a last-minute addition for A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The albums release had been previously announced before the session that yielded the addition of Pretty Paper. Utilizing Roys original 1963 vocal track, the Royal Philharmonic laid down instrumentation for the holiday standard written by Willie Nelson. It joins 15 other Orbison classics tracks that comprise the album.

Due out November 3, A Love So Beautiful is to be released through Sony Musics Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roys Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the late icons sons to administer their fathers catalog and safeguard his legacy. Available on CD, vinyl LP and digital formats, this brand-new album infuses Orbisons best original vocal performances, consisting of hits and fan favorites such as Oh, Pretty Woman, Crying and Only the Lonely, with the emotion and world class musicianship of the Royal Philharmonic, Londons most notable orchestra.

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).

When made aware of the new recording of his Pretty Paper, Willie Nelson commented,  Back in 1963, right after I wrote it, I brought the song to Fred Foster the head of Monument Records, the label I was with at the time.  He really liked it and said Its perfect for Roy Orbison. I was more than ok with that idea since I had wanted my tunes to be covered by big stars and Roy was certainly that. Fred told me he was going to play the song over the phone for Roy who was in London at the time and thats exactly what happened. I was glad that he liked Pretty Paper enough to record it over there.  Its kind of amazing that the same song by the same great artist, recorded again in London 54 years later, is now having a second life.

Nelson was inspired to write Pretty Paper, when he remembered seeing a man with no legs selling paper and pencils in front of Leonards Department Store in Fort Worth. The man, later identified by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as Frankie Brierton of Santo, TX, was hawking his offerings to passersby, calling out Pretty paper!, referring to holiday wrapping paper.

Like all the orchestral backing for the current project, Orbisons original vocal, as noted by Willie, was recorded in London.  Ever the trouper, Orbison, suffering from a 102 degree fever at the time, entered Pye Studios there and put down the vocal track for the original record that would be released in November of 1963, a mere month after Nelson had written the song. It became a holiday classic and reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Nelson recorded his own version the following year.

Another addition to A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is an alternate version of I Drove All Night that features a virtual collaboration between Roy and British modern country duo Ward Thomas. Consisting of 23-year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas, the duo has been dubbed Britains first country stars, and their 2016 sophomore album Cartwheels became a UK #1 hit. Their vocal performance enriches the song that was originally recorded by Orbison in 1987 and covered by Cyndi Lauper in 1989.

A Love So Beautiful was produced by Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, who were 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 orchestral component was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2, in London (a mere 1.5 miles from where Roys Pretty Paper vocal track was first recorded), while Roys sons recorded their parts in Nashville at Black River Studios, which was previously owned by their father.

Also out this fall (release date: October 17; Center Street/Hachette) is the first ever estate-sanctioned Roy Orbison book, The Authorized Roy Orbison. Filled with over 300 photographs, many never before seen, gathered from across the globe and uncovered from deep within the Orbison Vault, The Authorized Roy Orbison shows Roy as a young child and follows him all the way through to the peak of his stardom and up to his tragic end. Written by Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex Orbison - Roys Boys - with the help of Jeff Slate, no stone has been left unturned in order to illustrate the people, places, things and events that forged their father, the man behind those famous sunglasses.

The album will be highlighted as part of An Evening of Orbison at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on October 17, where Roys three sons Alex, Wesley and Roy Jr. will be discussing the making of A Love So Beautiful as well as The Authorized Roy Orbison.

A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra track list:

1)      In Dreams
2)      Crying
3)      Im Hurtin
4)      Oh, Pretty Woman
5)      Its Ove
6)      Dream Baby 
7)      Blue Angel
8)      Love Hurts
9)      Uptown**
10)   Mean Woman Blues
11)   Only the Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
12)   Running Scared
13)   I Drove All Night
14)   You Got It
15)   A Love So Beautiful
16)   Pretty Paper
17)   I Drove All Night featuring Ward Thomas

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

#RoyOrbison #WillieNelson #RoyalPhilharmonicOrchestra #vinyl #rockandroll #classicrock

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.

Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant Out with New Album This Friday

Oct. 9, 2017 (O&F) -- Robert Plant will release ‘Carry Fire' on October 13, 2017, his 11th solo album and the second with his backing band Sensational Space Shifters.

Track Listing

1. "The May Queen"
2. "New World..."
3. "Season's Song"
4. "Dance with You Tonight"
5. "Carving up the World Again... A Wall and Not a Fence"
6. "A Way with Words"
7. "Carry Fire"
8. "Bones of Saints"
9. "Keep It Hid"
10. "Bluebirds over the Mountain" (feat. Chrissie Hynde)
11. "Heaven Sent"

#ledzeppelin #robertplant #1960smusic #1970smusic #rockandroll #chrissiehynde #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/)

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Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant Out with New Album This Friday

Oct. 9, 2017 (O&F)  -- Robert Plant will release ‘Carry Fire on October 13, 2017, his 11th solo album and the second with his backing band Sensational Space Shifters.

Track Listing

1. The May Queen     
2. New World...     
3. Seasons Song     
4. Dance with You Tonight     
5. Carving up the World Again... A Wall and Not a Fence
6. A Way with Words     
7. Carry Fire     
8. Bones of Saints     
9. Keep It Hid     
10. Bluebirds over the Mountain (feat. Chrissie Hynde) 
11. Heaven Sent 

#ledzeppelin #robertplant #1960smusic #1970smusic #rockandroll #chrissiehynde #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

Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Soundtrack Certified Gold

Oct. 9, 2017 -- Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 has certified Gold in the U.S., selling over 500,000 units. The Marvel Music/Hollywood Records soundtrack peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and held the No. 1 position on Billboard's Soundtrack Chart for 5 consecutive weeks (May 20 – June 17, 2017).

The soundtrack is packed with songs from the 1970s with artists such as ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Glen Campbell, George Harrison and so many more. Last month, Marvel Music/Hollywood Records released the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cassette and 2-disc vinyl edition of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Deluxe soundtrack.

Vinyl

LP 1
1. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
2. Fox on the Run – Sweet
3. Lake Shore Drive – Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
4. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
5. Bring it on Home – Sam Cooke
6. Southern Nights – Glen Campbell
7. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
8. Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
9. Come a Little Bit Closer – Jay & The Americans
10. Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang – Silver
11. Surrender – Cheap Trick
12. Father and Son – Yusuf / Cat Stevens

LP 2
1. Flash Light – Parliament
2. Guardians Inferno – The Sneepers
3. Showtime A-Holes –Tyler Bates
4. Vs. the Abilisk – Tyler Bates
5. Space Chase – Tyler Bates
6. Family History – Tyler Bates
7. Groot Expectations – Tyler Bates
8. Mammalian Bodies – Tyler Bates
9. Two-time-galaxy Savers – Tyler Bates
10. I Know Who You Are – Tyler Bates
11. Ego – Tyler Bates
12. Kraglin and Drax – Tyler Bates
13. The Expansion – Tyler Bates
14. Mary Poppins and the Rat –Tyler Bates
15. Gods – Tyler Bates
16. Dad – Tyler Bates
17. A Total Hasselhoff – Tyler Bates
18. Guardians of the Frickin’ Galaxy – Tyler Bates

Cassette

1. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
2. Fox on the Run – Sweet
3. Lake Shore Drive – Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
4. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
5. Bring it on Home – Sam Cooke
6. Southern Nights – Glen Campbell
7. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
8. Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
9. Come a Little Bit Closer – Jay & The Americans
10. Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang – Silver
11. Surrender – Cheap Trick
12. Father and Son – Cat Stevens
13. Flash Light – Parliament
14. Guardians Inferno – The Sneepers

# # # # # # #

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.

#marvel #soundtrack #guardiansofthegalaxy #catstevens #cheaptrick #lookingglass #georgeharrison #glencampbell #samcooke #fleetwoodmac #electriclightorchestra #1970smusic #tylerbates
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Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Soundtrack Certified Gold

Oct. 9, 2017 -- Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 has certified Gold in the U.S., selling over 500,000 units.  The Marvel Music/Hollywood Records soundtrack peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and held the No. 1 position on Billboards Soundtrack Chart for 5 consecutive weeks (May 20 – June 17, 2017).

The soundtrack is packed with songs from the 1970s with artists such as ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Glen Campbell, George Harrison and so many more.  Last month, Marvel Music/Hollywood Records released the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 cassette and 2-disc vinyl edition of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Deluxe soundtrack.

Vinyl

LP 1
1. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra 
2. Fox on the Run – Sweet 
3. Lake Shore Drive – Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
4. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
5. Bring it on Home – Sam Cooke
6. Southern Nights – Glen Campbell
7. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
8. Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
9. Come a Little Bit Closer – Jay & The Americans
10. Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang – Silver
11. Surrender – Cheap Trick
12. Father and Son – Yusuf / Cat Stevens

LP 2
1. Flash Light – Parliament
2. Guardians Inferno – The Sneepers
3. Showtime A-Holes –Tyler Bates
4. Vs. the Abilisk – Tyler Bates 
5. Space Chase – Tyler Bates 
6. Family History – Tyler Bates 
7. Groot Expectations – Tyler Bates
8. Mammalian Bodies – Tyler Bates
9. Two-time-galaxy Savers – Tyler Bates
10. I Know Who You Are – Tyler Bates
11. Ego – Tyler Bates
12. Kraglin and Drax – Tyler Bates
13. The Expansion – Tyler Bates
14. Mary Poppins and the Rat –Tyler Bates
15. Gods – Tyler Bates
16. Dad – Tyler Bates
17. A Total Hasselhoff – Tyler Bates
18. Guardians of the Frickin’ Galaxy – Tyler Bates

Cassette

1. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra 
2. Fox on the Run – Sweet 
3. Lake Shore Drive – Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
4. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
5. Bring it on Home – Sam Cooke
6. Southern Nights – Glen Campbell
7. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
8. Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
9. Come a Little Bit Closer – Jay & The Americans
10. Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang – Silver
11. Surrender – Cheap Trick
12. Father and Son – Cat Stevens
13. Flash Light – Parliament
14. Guardians Inferno – The Sneepers

# # # # # # #

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

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Commentary: The Dual Reputation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or What More Can Dan Fogelberg Do?

Oct. 7, 2017 (O&F) – This week we learned the names of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. A total of 19 artists were placed on the list, including some long overdue names such as Moody Blues, Kate Bush and Sister Rosetta Tharpe – among others. However, as usual, there were a large number of fans saddened, upset, angry and/or perplexed about how the nominating process works and why their favorite artists are not on the list.

Depending on what music you listened to growing up, your list of ‘snubs’ will likely differ somewhat from other fans, and those who look at music in an historical as well as entertaining fashion will have their own lists of overlooked artists.

Just to name a few, artists such as Tina Turner, Motörhead, Roxy Music, The Doobie Brothers, Duran Duran and The Spinners have not yet been inducted into the Hall. Maybe the time will eventually come for some of these acts…maybe. However, it has been clear for a while that having a place in the Hall of Fame is not completely the impressive honor its founders had publicly hoped to achieve.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dual reputations as both prestigious and severely flawed.

Although a large body of artists, historians and industry members vote on which acts on the nominating list will be enshrined, being placed on the nominating list is left in the hands of only a few members of the Hall of Fame’s Nominating Committee. That committee has a well-earned reputation of predominately operating in stealth mode when it comes to the process of selecting artists for the nomination list.

Since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a business, it needs to generate the same types of revenue – and profits – that any business requires. That mandate has led to induction ceremonies designed to showcase a certain number of artists with current ‘star power,’ which garners attention for the Hall and its museum. And, of course, neither the ceremony nor the museums are free to attend.

In simpler terms, bigger names mean bigger revenue. While that may be a very sound business model, it comes at the expense of artists whose stars have faded since their glory days. It makes you question if that criterion should be part of a process that determines who is honored in a museum that purports to represent an entire industry.

Feel free to add your own thoughts on this subject as well as the name(s) of the act(s) you feel are being snubbed. For me, I want to shine a spotlight on the omission of Dan Fogelberg, because this year may have been his best chance of being inducted. Because of the way the Hall of Fame works, it’s not likely Fogelberg will have a better chance than he did in this year.

Fogelberg’s widow, Jean Fogelberg, who also knows how the Hall of Fame operates as a business, worked diligently with others to create solid publicity about her late husband in 2017.

A previously unreleased, concert from 1979 at Carnegie Hall was released in May; he was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in August (the event featured a star-studded tribute concert); the new musical ‘Part of the Plan,’ which features Fogelberg’s songs, debuted in Nashville in September; and a tribute CD featuring a large number of stars – including the Eagles, Garth Brooks, the late Donna Summer, Jimmy Buffett, Joe Walsh and many others – will be released in November.

The Facebook page ‘Induct Dan Fogelberg in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ was soliciting signatures on a petition that was going to be sent to the Hall of Fame; however, the Hall is reportedly not swayed – or not interested – in such petitions.

If all the efforts to get Fogelberg’s name back into the public’ eye this year didn’t penetrate the inner circle at the Hall of Fame, it’s hard to imagine what more can be done to get the Hall’s attention. However, the Fogelberg camp vows to continue its efforts.

There is no indication the Hall plans to alter its methods anytime soon, and so, the dual reputation of the Hall of Fame is positioned to continue. Some credibility was added this year when the list of 2018 nominees finally included Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Moody Blues and Kate Bush. Some credibility was lost with the absence of Fogelberg and of [fill in the blank of your favorite snubbed music star].

Nominees that are voted into the Hall will be announced in December, and the Class of 2018’s induction ceremony will be held April 14, 2018 at Cleveland's Public Auditorium.

Robert Neil
Editor-in-Chief, O&F Studios
Host, ‘Documenting Popular Music’

#rockandrollhalloffame #danfogelberg #tinaturner #doobiebrothers #duranduran #commentary Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers #coloradomusichalloffame
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Commentary:  The Dual Reputation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or What More Can Dan Fogelberg Do?

Oct. 7, 2017 (O&F) – This week we learned the names of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.  A total of 19 artists were placed on the list, including some long overdue names such as Moody Blues, Kate Bush and Sister Rosetta Tharpe – among others.  However, as usual, there were a large number of fans saddened, upset, angry and/or perplexed about how the nominating process works and why their favorite artists are not on the list.

Depending on what music you listened to growing up, your list of ‘snubs’ will likely differ somewhat from other fans, and those who look at music in an historical as well as entertaining fashion will have their own lists of overlooked artists.

Just to name a few, artists such as Tina Turner, Motörhead, Roxy Music, The Doobie Brothers, Duran Duran and The Spinners have not yet been inducted into the Hall.  Maybe the time will eventually come for some of these acts…maybe.  However, it has been clear for a while that having a place in the Hall of Fame is not completely the impressive honor its founders had publicly hoped to achieve.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dual reputations as both prestigious and severely flawed.

Although a large body of artists, historians and industry members vote on which acts on the nominating list will be enshrined, being placed on the nominating list is left in the hands of only a few members of the Hall of Fame’s Nominating Committee.  That committee has a well-earned reputation of predominately operating in stealth mode when it comes to the process of selecting artists for the nomination list.

Since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a business, it needs to generate the same types of revenue – and profits – that any business requires.  That mandate has led to induction ceremonies designed to showcase a certain number of artists with current ‘star power,’ which garners attention for the Hall and its museum.  And, of course, neither the ceremony nor the museums are free to attend.

In simpler terms, bigger names mean bigger revenue.  While that may be a very sound business model, it comes at the expense of artists whose stars have faded since their glory days.  It makes you question if that criterion should be part of a process that determines who is honored in a museum that purports to represent an entire industry.

Feel free to add your own thoughts on this subject as well as the name(s) of the act(s) you feel are being snubbed.  For me, I want to shine a spotlight on the omission of Dan Fogelberg, because this year may have been his best chance of being inducted.  Because of the way the Hall of Fame works, it’s not likely Fogelberg will have a better chance than he did in this year.

Fogelberg’s widow, Jean Fogelberg, who also knows how the Hall of Fame operates as a business, worked diligently with others to create solid publicity about her late husband in 2017.

A previously unreleased, concert from 1979 at Carnegie Hall was released in May; he was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in August (the event featured a star-studded tribute concert); the new musical ‘Part of the Plan,’ which features Fogelberg’s songs, debuted in Nashville in September; and a tribute CD featuring a large number of stars – including the Eagles, Garth Brooks, the late Donna Summer, Jimmy Buffett, Joe Walsh and many others – will be released in November.

The Facebook page ‘Induct Dan Fogelberg in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ was soliciting signatures on a petition that was going to be sent to the Hall of Fame; however, the Hall is reportedly not swayed – or not interested – in such petitions.

If all the efforts to get Fogelberg’s name back into the public’ eye this year didn’t penetrate the inner circle at the Hall of Fame, it’s hard to imagine what more can be done to get the Hall’s attention.  However, the Fogelberg camp vows to continue its efforts.

There is no indication the Hall plans to alter its methods anytime soon, and so, the dual reputation of the Hall of Fame is positioned to continue.  Some credibility was added this year when the list of 2018 nominees finally included Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Moody Blues and Kate Bush.  Some credibility was lost with the absence of Fogelberg and of [fill in the blank of your favorite snubbed music star].

Nominees that are voted into the Hall will be announced in December, and the Class of 2018’s induction ceremony will be held April 14, 2018 at Clevelands Public Auditorium.

Robert Neil
Editor-in-Chief, O&F Studios
Host, ‘Documenting Popular Music’

#rockandrollhalloffame #danfogelberg #tinaturner #doobiebrothers #duranduran #commentary Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers #coloradomusichalloffame 
#katebush #spinners #rockandrollhalloffamesnubs #rockandroll #musichistory #radiohead #moodyblues

Rosanne Cash Narrates New Patsy Cline Documentary, Released Today on DVD

Oct. 6, 2017 -- Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential singers of all time, Patsy Cline, in her brief but extraordinary career, made a colossal impact on country and pop music.

She was a trailblazer who defined modern country music and broke down barriers of gender, class and genre. In her music and her life, she set a standard of authenticity towards which artists still strive.

After years of hard work to overcome industry biases and her own personal hardships, she achieved enormous success, only to have it punctured by uncanny premonitions and her untimely death at age 30 in 1963.

Cline's remarkable life and enduring legacy are honored in ‘When Patsy Cline Was… Crazy’, a new DVD, available October 6, that collects the acclaimed PBS documentary, ‘Patsy Cline: American Masters,’ and a wealth of exclusive bonus material comprised of themed additional interview footage and rare vintage performances.

The documentary is available to order at UMe.lnk.to/PatsyDoc.

The bonus material contains nearly an hour of additional interviews as well as Willie Nelson performing his original version of "Crazy" and Clark, unplugged in her living room, playing a verse of "Walkin' After Midnight." An accompanying booklet includes classic photos of Cline and an essay by noted author Robert K. Oermann.

Narrated by Rosanne Cash and produced by TH Entertainment LLC., When Patsy Cline Was… Crazy examines the roots of Cline's impact in both personal and cultural terms to illuminate how she arrived at a pivotal moment in the evolution of American culture and, with Decca Records producer Owen Bradley, synthesized country, pop and rock in a new way to create the Nashville Sound.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy 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/)
(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.


#patsycline #countrymusic #nashville #documentary #roseannecash #willienelson #singer Patsy Cline - Nashville Legend
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Rosanne Cash Narrates New Patsy Cline Documentary, Released Today on DVD

Oct. 6, 2017 -- Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential singers of all time, Patsy Cline, in her brief but extraordinary career, made a colossal impact on country and pop music.

She was a trailblazer who defined modern country music and broke down barriers of gender, class and genre. In her music and her life, she set a standard of authenticity towards which artists still strive.

After years of hard work to overcome industry biases and her own personal hardships, she achieved enormous success, only to have it punctured by uncanny premonitions and her untimely death at age 30 in 1963.

Clines remarkable life and enduring legacy are honored in ‘When Patsy Cline Was… Crazy’, a new DVD, available October 6, that collects the acclaimed PBS documentary, ‘Patsy Cline: American Masters,’ and a wealth of exclusive bonus material comprised of themed additional interview footage and rare vintage performances.

The documentary is available to order at https://UMe.lnk.to/PatsyDoc.

The bonus material contains nearly an hour of additional interviews as well as Willie Nelson performing his original version of Crazy and Clark, unplugged in her living room, playing a verse of Walkin After Midnight. An accompanying booklet includes classic photos of Cline and an essay by noted author Robert K. Oermann.

Narrated by Rosanne Cash and produced by TH Entertainment LLC., When Patsy Cline Was… Crazy examines the roots of Clines impact in both personal and cultural terms to illuminate how she arrived at a pivotal moment in the evolution of American culture and, with Decca Records producer Owen Bradley, synthesized country, pop and rock in a new way to create the Nashville Sound.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy 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.  
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#patsycline #countrymusic #nashville #documentary #roseannecash #willienelson #singer Patsy Cline - Nashville Legend

Contemporary Services Corp Statement on Route 91 Harvest Festival Tragedy

Oct. 6, 2017 -- It is with a heavy heart that we address the tragedy that took place during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. This senseless act of violence which affected our team, family and many others only bolsters our commitment to protecting and serving our clients and their patrons during these events.

We must commend our staff who stood in the face of danger and assisted those around them during the attack. Two CSC members were wounded in the tragedy, Daniel Rascon, who was shot in the arm but continued to assist evacuation of the ADA platform, and Jeff Bachman who was shot in his leg while helping to evacuate the field.

We also want to recognize the heroic actions of our many other CSC staff members who were also injured while helping others during the terror and confusion.

Sadly, Eric Silva, a 21-year-old CSC team member, made the ultimate sacrifice and died bravely aiding others to safety. His professionalism, caring and fantastic attitude will be forever in our hearts and we will honor him by continuing his example.

CSC has also created a GoFundMe page (www.gofundme.com/eric-silva) for donations to help support Eric's family for whom Eric was the primary source of support.

CSC is committed to supporting our team members, the victims and their families following this tragedy. We proudly commend our staff and the first responders who helped assist festival guests. Your sacrifice, courage and compassion will not go unnoticed.

SOURCE Contemporary Services Corporation

#route91harvest #lasvegas #peaceplease #vegasstrong #vegasstrong💔 #vegasstrong🙏
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Contemporary Services Corp Statement on Route 91 Harvest Festival Tragedy

Oct. 6, 2017 -- It is with a heavy heart that we address the tragedy that took place during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. This senseless act of violence which affected our team, family and many others only bolsters our commitment to protecting and serving our clients and their patrons during these events.

We must commend our staff who stood in the face of danger and assisted those around them during the attack.  Two CSC members were wounded in the tragedy, Daniel Rascon, who was shot in the arm but continued to assist evacuation of the ADA platform, and Jeff Bachman who was shot in his leg while helping to evacuate the field.

We also want to recognize the heroic actions of our many other CSC staff members who were also injured while helping others during the terror and confusion.

Sadly, Eric Silva, a 21-year-old CSC team member, made the ultimate sacrifice and died bravely aiding others to safety.  His professionalism, caring and fantastic attitude will be forever in our hearts and we will honor him by continuing his example.

CSC has also created a GoFundMe page (www.gofundme.com/eric-silva) for donations to help support Erics family for whom Eric was the primary source of support.

CSC is committed to supporting our team members, the victims and their families following this tragedy. We proudly commend our staff and the first responders who helped assist festival guests.  Your sacrifice, courage and compassion will not go unnoticed.

SOURCE Contemporary Services Corporation

#route91harvest #lasvegas #peaceplease #vegasstrong #vegasstrong💔 #vegasstrong🙏

A preview of a new jazz tune from musician Scott McDavid.

#jazz #randb #newmusic #ミュージシャン #musician #scottmcdavid #stephanielove #TheLadyinBlack #JustLetMeDance #jazzmusic #ジャズ Scott McDavid Music Stephanie Love #popularmusic #keyboardist
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Finalists for Class of 2018

October 5, 2017 (O&F) – The ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2018 was announced today with 19 artists having a chance to make it into the Hall.

List of Nominees:

Bon Jovi
Cars
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits (1)
Eurythmics (1)
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest (1)
Kate Bush (1)
Link Wray
LL Cool J
MC5
The Meters
Moody Blues (1)
Nina Simone (1)
Radiohead (1)
Rage Against the Machine (1)
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1)
The Zombies

First-time nominees = (1)

Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 900 artists, historians and music industry members, and the list of artists making into the Hall of Fame will be announced in December.

To be eligible for the ballot, acts much have released their first commercial recordings at least 25 years ago. Nominees placed on the ballot are determined by officials who run the Hall of Fame and not by the 900 voting members.

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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 DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#RockandRollHallofFame #BonJovi #TheCars #DepecheMode #DireStraits #Eurythmics #JGeilsBand #JudasPriest #KateBush #LinkWray #LLCoolJ #MC5 #TheMeters #TheMoodyBlues #NinaSimone #Radiohead #RageAgainsttheMachine #Rufus #ChakaKhan #SisterRosettaTharpe #TheZombies
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Finalists for Class of 2018

October 5, 2017 (O&F) – The ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2018 was announced today with 19 artists having a chance to make it into the Hall.

List of Nominees:

Bon Jovi
Cars
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits (1)
Eurythmics (1)
J. Geils Band
Judas Priest (1)
Kate Bush (1)
Link Wray
LL Cool J
MC5
The Meters
Moody Blues (1)
Nina Simone (1)
Radiohead (1)
Rage Against the Machine (1)
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1)
The Zombies

First-time nominees = (1)

Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 900 artists, historians and music industry members, and the list of artists making into the Hall of Fame will be announced in December.

To be eligible for the ballot, acts much have released their first commercial recordings at least 25 years ago.  Nominees placed on the ballot are determined by officials who run the Hall of Fame and not by the 900 voting members.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

#RockandRollHallofFame #BonJovi #TheCars #DepecheMode #DireStraits #Eurythmics #JGeilsBand #JudasPriest #KateBush #LinkWray #LLCoolJ #MC5 #TheMeters #TheMoodyBlues #NinaSimone #Radiohead #RageAgainsttheMachine #Rufus #ChakaKhan #SisterRosettaTharpe #TheZombies

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Are you a Janis Ian fan? This is the show to watch.

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On Friday, October 13th at 2PM Angela DeNiro and I will again be co-hosting the Ginger New York TV show. Our guest will be vocalist extraordinaire Sarah Partridge. We will be discussing her career as ...

Are you a Janis Ian fan?  This is the show to watch.

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Statement From Route 91 Harvest Festival

Oct. 3, 2017 -- On behalf of the entire Route 91 Harvest Family, we are completely devastated by the event that occurred Sunday night.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the injured and the deceased and their loved ones, senseless violence has claimed the souls of our fans and we have little in the way of answers.

Our eternal gratitude goes out to the LVPD, Emergency services, security guards, and fans for their selfless acts of bravery while trying to help those in need.

While we will try and move forward, we will never forget this day.
We will NOT let hate win over LOVE.
We will NOT be defeated by senseless violence.
We WILL persevere, and honor the souls that were lost.
Because it matters.

- Route 91 Harvest Festival

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Live Nation Statement On Route 91 Harvest Festival Tragedy

Oct. 2, 2017 -- We are heartbroken over the tragedy that took place at the Route 91 Harvest festival. To think that anyone would want to inflict harm on a gathering of music lovers is beyond our comprehension.

And while we are stunned and grieving over this incomprehensible act of violence, we know that this is a moment when we must come together to prevent more tragedies like this from occurring.

Live Nation will do everything in our power to support the victims and their families through the aftermath of this horrendous event and extends our deepest gratitude to the heroic first responders who helped save as many lives as possible. To our Live Nation on-site employees, we cannot thank you enough for your bravery and perseverance over the past 24 hours and will ensure you have the resources and support necessary to heal from this.

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

#route91harvestfestival #livenation #lasvegas
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Statement From Route 91 Harvest Festival 

Oct. 3, 2017 -- On behalf of the entire Route 91 Harvest Family, we are completely devastated by the event that occurred Sunday night.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the injured and the deceased and their loved ones, senseless violence has claimed the souls of our fans and we have little in the way of answers.

Our eternal gratitude goes out to the LVPD, Emergency services, security guards, and fans for their selfless acts of bravery while trying to help those in need.

While we will try and move forward, we will never forget this day.
We will NOT let hate win over LOVE.
We will NOT be defeated by senseless violence.
We WILL persevere, and honor the souls that were lost.
Because it matters.

- Route 91 Harvest Festival

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Live Nation Statement On Route 91 Harvest Festival Tragedy

Oct. 2, 2017 -- We are heartbroken over the tragedy that took place at the Route 91 Harvest festival. To think that anyone would want to inflict harm on a gathering of music lovers is beyond our comprehension. 

And while we are stunned and grieving over this incomprehensible act of violence, we know that this is a moment when we must come together to prevent more tragedies like this from occurring. 

Live Nation will do everything in our power to support the victims and their families through the aftermath of this horrendous event and extends our deepest gratitude to the heroic first responders who helped save as many lives as possible. To our Live Nation on-site employees, we cannot thank you enough for your bravery and perseverance over the past 24 hours and will ensure you have the resources and support necessary to heal from this.

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

#route91harvestfestival #livenation #lasvegas

Tom Petty has died.

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Neil Diamond Album Review Featured in Throwback Thursday Episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’

Sept. 29, 2017 (O&F) – The current episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ released yesterday, is a ‘Throwback Thursday’ (TBT) replay of the 2014 review of Neil Diamond’s album ‘Melody Road.’ The album is the last studio album of all new songs Diamond has released to date.

Diamond is currently in Europe with his concert tour, celebrating 50 years in music, and the TBT replay is a small way to satisfy Diamond’s legion of fans during his absence.

The episode 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/)

Documenting Popular Music can also be found at TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

The review of ‘Melody Road’ also offers some Neil Diamond history and takes a close-up look at the ‘A-list’ musicians who performed on the album under the guidance of rock producers Don Was and Jacknife Lee.

The album was ultimately another Top 5 success for Diamond and featured several standout songs such as “Nothing But a Heartache,” “In Better Days” and “Something Blue.” Melody Road also continued the success Diamond is having late in a career that first saw him hit the charts in 1966.

Future episodes of Documenting Popular Music will feature a look at the making of one of Barry Manilow’s most beloved hits, an interview with the author of a new biography about Gordon Lightfoot, a profile and interview with Merilee Rush (“Angel of the Morning”) and a conversation with a well-traveled musician from the 1980s who will be debuting a new jazz song.

#neildiamond #albumreview #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #TBT #donwas #jacknifelee #barrymanilow #gordonlightfoot #merileerush #songwriter #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #musician
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Neil Diamond Album Review Featured in Throwback Thursday Episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music’

Sept. 29, 2017 (O&F) – The current episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ released yesterday, is a ‘Throwback Thursday’ (TBT) replay of the 2014 review of Neil Diamond’s album ‘Melody Road.’  The album is the last studio album of all new songs Diamond has released to date.

Diamond is currently in Europe with his concert tour, celebrating 50 years in music, and the TBT replay is a small way to satisfy Diamond’s legion of fans during his absence.

The episode 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/)

Documenting Popular Music can also be found at TopPodcast.com, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.  

The review of ‘Melody Road’ also offers some Neil Diamond history and takes a close-up look at the ‘A-list’ musicians who performed on the album under the guidance of rock producers Don Was and Jacknife Lee.

The album was ultimately another Top 5 success for Diamond and featured several standout songs such as “Nothing But a Heartache,” “In Better Days” and “Something Blue.”  Melody Road also continued the success Diamond is having late in a career that first saw him hit the charts in 1966.

Future episodes of Documenting Popular Music will feature a look at the making of one of Barry Manilow’s most beloved hits, an interview with the author of a new biography about Gordon Lightfoot, a profile and interview with Merilee Rush (“Angel of the Morning”) and a conversation with a well-traveled musician from the 1980s who will be debuting a new jazz song.

#neildiamond #albumreview #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #TBT #donwas #jacknifelee #barrymanilow #gordonlightfoot #merileerush #songwriter #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #musician

Dolly Parton Releases First Children’s Album Today

Sept. 29, 2017 (O&F) – Country legend Dolly Parton has recorded her first children’s album, ‘I Believe in You,’ out today in digital format. A physical version of the album will be available on October 13.

The album follows the 2016 re-released Parton’s children's book ‘Coat of Many Colors.' The book is based on her hit song and came with a free download of the new song "Makin' Fun Ain't Funny," featured on the new album.

All proceeds from the album's sales will go to 'Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.'

Track Listing
1. "I Believe in You"
2. "Coat of Many Colors"
3. "Together Forever"
4. "I Am a Rainbow"
5. "I'm Here"
6. "A Friend Like You"
7. "Imagination"
8. "You Can Do It"
9. "Responsibility"
10. "You Gotta Be"
11. "Makin' Fun Ain't Funny"
12. "Chemo Hero"
13. "Brave Little Soldier"
14. "A Reading of "Coat of Many Colors"" (bonus track)
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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 DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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Dolly Parton Releases First Children’s Album Today

Sept. 29, 2017 (O&F) – Country legend Dolly Parton has recorded her first children’s album, ‘I Believe in You,’ out today in digital format.  A physical version of the album will be available on October 13.

The album follows the 2016 re-released Parton’s childrens book ‘Coat of Many Colors. The book is based on her hit song and came with a free download of the new song Makin Fun Aint Funny, featured on the new album.

All proceeds from the albums sales will go to  Dolly Partons Imagination Library.

Track Listing
1. I Believe in You
2. Coat of Many Colors
3. Together Forever
4. I Am a Rainbow
5. Im Here
6. A Friend Like You
 7. Imagination
8. You Can Do It
9. Responsibility
10. You Gotta Be
11. Makin Fun Aint Funny
12. Chemo Hero
13. Brave Little Soldier
14. A Reading of Coat of Many Colors (bonus track)
--------------------------- -
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.  

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 #dollyparton #countrymusic #childrensbooks #70smusic #80smusic #childrensmusic #popularmusic

Anne Murray’s Career-Spanning Released Today

Sept. 29, 2017 -- Internationally renowned music legend Anne Murray will have her storied career encapsulated once more with the most authoritative collection yet assembled – overseen by Murray herself. The Ultimate Collection will be released September 29 in single disc, 2-CD, Digital formats via UMe. A Double-Vinyl configuration will be available November 17.

"The original idea was to come up with a greatest hits compilation along with several of the songs that many people wouldn't have heard but were particular favorites of mine," explains Murray. "The hits were easy but then to decide what should go on the second disc, I went over the songs that I used to do in sound check, things I used to do in the unplugged segment of the show, personal favorites of mine. Some of them are from early on in my career so they have kind of a special meaning for me too."

These songs also have special meaning for Anne Murray's fellow Canadians along with millions worldwide. Murray's immediately identifiable, distinctive voice has carried messages of joy, comfort, and consolation through these time-tested songs that continue to resonate as powerfully today.

Murray's career began with chance encounters which resulted in remarkable achievements. The young singer from Nova Scotia was offered a couple of songs, including Snowbird – which soared beyond all borders and still sails the stratosphere to this day. Not long after, a television performance on Glen Campbell's Goodtime Hour brought Murray into people's homes and into their hearts, places she would occupy throughout her recording and performing years. Over the next decades, Anne Murray would sell over 55 million albums worldwide and did so while effortlessly moving between pop, country, and adult contemporary formats. The accolades were equally multitudinous, with several standout achievements.

On receiving the Grammy in 1978, Murray recalls: "When I started in my career I didn't have any intention of being any one kind of singer, I thought: 'Well, maybe you can do a little bit of everything.' When I was nominated in the pop category for 'You Needed Me' I was so relieved in that they had seen the song as a pop song and seen me as a pop singer alongside of people like Barbara Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, Carly Simon, Donna Summer, and not only did they see me there, I also won. After that, even my career in country music became bigger. I was trying to do a little bit of everything but, in the end, it didn't matter to me as long as people enjoyed the music. That was what was important to me. Get to the people, and so I did."

Murray is a Canadian music trailblazer, with a string of firsts: first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the U.S. charts, first to earn a Gold record (for Snowbird), and the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Country Music Awards, to name but a few. Her successes made a path for further Canadian artists to follow en route to conquering the world stage – Céline Dion, Shania Twain, k.d. lang, Alanis Morissette, and Sarah McLachlan among them.
Anne Murray retired from recording and her last live tour was nearly a decade ago. Assembling The Ultimate Collection does not signal a forthcoming addendum in the studio or on the stage.

"When I retired, I was ready to do so. I knew it and everyone around me knew it. I miss the people on the road," she admits, "I miss some of the fan interaction. I keep in touch with the people in my band who were family to me and still are. We are having a reunion this summer – we have a reunion every three years – getting together to sing and play and have fun."

During her illustrious career, Anne Murray received four Grammys, a record-breaking 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest honor that can be awarded to a Canadian civilian and, in 2007, Canada Post issued a limited edition Anne Murray stamp.

She has been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. Murray has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Canada's Walk of Fame as well as Nashville's Walkway of Stars. Murray has been involved in many charitable initiatives, most notably her years of work with Colon Cancer Canada. She continues to oversee the Anne Murray Centre, a charitable foundation and museum of her memorabilia which was established in 1989.

The Ultimate Collection is available for pre-order here, the digital format offering an instant-grat of Anne Murray's classic You Needed Me.
See a video of Murray recalling the genesis of the song and her fight for its selection as a single at AnneMurray.com

TRACKLISTING

DISC 1 – Single disc tracklist identical to disc one of 2-CD format
1. Snowbird
2. Danny's Song
3. He Thinks I Still Care
4. You Won't See Me
5. A Love Song
6. You Needed Me
7. I Just Fall In Love Again
8. Shadows In The Moonlight
9. Daydream Believer
10. Broken Hearted Me
11. Could I Have This Dance (from the motion picture 'Urban Cowboy')
12. Blessed Are The Believers
13. Another Sleepless Night
14. Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye
15. Song For The Mira
16. A Little Good News
17. Just Another Woman In Love
18. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (with Dave Loggins)
19. Time Don't Run Out On Me
20. Now And Forever (You And Me)

DISC 2
1. Sing High, Sing Low
2. Put Your Hand In The Hand (Live)
3. Cotton Jenny
4. Talk It Over In The Morning
5. I Say A Little Prayer/By The Time I Get To Phoenix (with Glen Campbell)
6. A Stranger In My Place
7. Robbie's Song For Jesus
8. Sunday Sunrise
9. The Call
10. A Million More
11. Hey Daddy
12. Walk Right Back
13. Wintery Feeling
14. I Still Wish The Very Best For You
15. I Don't Think I'm Ready For You (from the motion picture 'Stick')
16. You've Got What It Takes
17. Flying On Your Own
18. Bluebird
19. What Would It Take (with Bryan Adams) (Live)
20. Another Pot O' Tea (with Emmylou Harris)
21. Baby It's Cold Outside (with Michael Bublé)

VINYL
LP 1 / Side A
1. Snowbird
2. Danny's Song
3. He Thinks I Still Care
4. You Won't See Me
5. A Love Song

LP 1 Side B
1. You Needed Me
2. I Just Fall In Love Again
3. Shadows In The Moonlight
4. Daydream Believer
5. Broken Hearted Me

LP2 / Side A
1. Could I Have This Dance (from the motion picture 'Urban Cowboy')
2. Blessed Are The Believers
3. Another Sleepless Night
4. Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye
5. Song For The Mira

LP 2 Side B
1. A Little Good News
2. Just Another Woman In Love
3. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (with Dave Loggins)
4. Time Don't Run Out On Me
5. Now And Forever (You And Me)

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

The episodes are also available on Top Podcast, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#annemurray #greatesthits #canada #canadian #JunoHallofFame #CanadianCountryMusicHallofFame #CanadianSongwritersHallofFame #CanadianBroadcastHallofFame #glencampbell #countrymusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #popmusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #vinyl
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Anne Murray’s Career-Spanning Released Today

Sept. 29, 2017 -- Internationally renowned music legend Anne Murray will have her storied career encapsulated once more with the most authoritative collection yet assembled – overseen by Murray herself. The Ultimate Collection will be released September 29 in single disc, 2-CD, Digital formats via UMe. A Double-Vinyl configuration will be available November 17.

The original idea was to come up with a greatest hits compilation along with several of the songs that many people wouldnt have heard but were particular favorites of mine, explains Murray. The hits were easy but then to decide what should go on the second disc, I went over the songs that I used to do in sound check, things I used to do in the unplugged segment of the show, personal favorites of mine. Some of them are from early on in my career so they have kind of a special meaning for me too.

These songs also have special meaning for Anne Murrays fellow Canadians along with millions worldwide. Murrays immediately identifiable, distinctive voice has carried messages of joy, comfort, and consolation through these time-tested songs that continue to resonate as powerfully today. 

Murrays career began with chance encounters which resulted in remarkable achievements. The young singer from Nova Scotia was offered a couple of songs, including Snowbird – which soared beyond all borders and still sails the stratosphere to this day. Not long after, a television performance on Glen Campbells Goodtime Hour brought Murray into peoples homes and into their hearts, places she would occupy throughout her recording and performing years. Over the next decades, Anne Murray would sell over 55 million albums worldwide and did so while effortlessly moving between pop, country, and adult contemporary formats. The accolades were equally multitudinous, with several standout achievements.

On receiving the Grammy in 1978, Murray recalls: When I started in my career I didnt have any intention of being any one kind of singer, I thought: Well, maybe you can do a little bit of everything. When I was nominated in the pop category for You Needed Me I was so relieved in that they had seen the song as a pop song and seen me as a pop singer alongside of people like Barbara Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, Carly Simon, Donna Summer, and not only did they see me there, I also won. After that, even my career in country music became bigger. I was trying to do a little bit of everything but, in the end, it didnt matter to me as long as people enjoyed the music. That was what was important to me. Get to the people, and so I did.

Murray is a Canadian music trailblazer, with a string of firsts: first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the U.S. charts, first to earn a Gold record (for Snowbird), and the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Country Music Awards, to name but a few. Her successes made a path for further Canadian artists to follow en route to conquering the world stage – Céline Dion, Shania Twain, k.d. lang, Alanis Morissette, and Sarah McLachlan among them. 
Anne Murray retired from recording and her last live tour was nearly a decade ago. Assembling The Ultimate Collection does not signal a forthcoming addendum in the studio or on the stage.

When I retired, I was ready to do so. I knew it and everyone around me knew it. I miss the people on the road, she admits, I miss some of the fan interaction. I keep in touch with the people in my band who were family to me and still are. We are having a reunion this summer – we have a reunion every three years – getting together to sing and play and have fun.

During her illustrious career, Anne Murray received four Grammys, a record-breaking 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest honor that can be awarded to a Canadian civilian and, in 2007, Canada Post issued a limited edition Anne Murray stamp.

She has been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. Murray has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Canadas Walk of Fame as well as Nashvilles Walkway of Stars. Murray has been involved in many charitable initiatives, most notably her years of work with Colon Cancer Canada. She continues to oversee the Anne Murray Centre, a charitable foundation and museum of her memorabilia which was established in 1989. 

The Ultimate Collection is available for pre-order here, the digital format offering an instant-grat of Anne Murrays classic You Needed Me. 
See a video of Murray recalling the genesis of the song and her fight for its selection as a single at AnneMurray.com

TRACKLISTING

DISC 1 – Single disc tracklist identical to disc one of 2-CD format 
1. Snowbird 
2. Dannys Song 
3. He Thinks I Still Care 
4. You Wont See Me 
5. A Love Song 
6. You Needed Me 
7. I Just Fall In Love Again 
8. Shadows In The Moonlight 
9. Daydream Believer 
10. Broken Hearted Me 
11. Could I Have This Dance (from the motion picture Urban Cowboy) 
12. Blessed Are The Believers 
13. Another Sleepless Night 
14. Somebodys Always Saying Goodbye 
15. Song For The Mira 
16. A Little Good News 
17. Just Another Woman In Love 
18. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (with Dave Loggins) 
19. Time Dont Run Out On Me 
20. Now And Forever (You And Me)   

DISC 2
1. Sing High, Sing Low 
2. Put Your Hand In The Hand (Live) 
3. Cotton Jenny 
4. Talk It Over In The Morning 
5. I Say A Little Prayer/By The Time I Get To Phoenix (with Glen Campbell) 
6. A Stranger In My Place 
7. Robbies Song For Jesus 
8. Sunday Sunrise 
9. The Call 
10. A Million More 
11. Hey Daddy 
12. Walk Right Back 
13. Wintery Feeling 
14. I Still Wish The Very Best For You 
15. I Dont Think Im Ready For You (from the motion picture Stick) 
16. Youve Got What It Takes 
17. Flying On Your Own 
18. Bluebird 
19. What Would It Take (with Bryan Adams) (Live) 
20. Another Pot O Tea (with Emmylou Harris) 
21. Baby Its Cold Outside (with Michael Bublé) 

VINYL
LP 1 / Side A
1. Snowbird 
2. Dannys Song 
3. He Thinks I Still Care 
4. You Wont See Me 
5. A Love Song   

LP 1 Side B
1. You Needed Me 
2. I Just Fall In Love Again 
3. Shadows In The Moonlight 
4. Daydream Believer 
5. Broken Hearted Me 

LP2 / Side A
1. Could I Have This Dance (from the motion picture Urban Cowboy) 
2. Blessed Are The Believers 
3. Another Sleepless Night 
4. Somebodys Always Saying Goodbye 
5. Song For The Mira 

LP 2 Side B
1. A Little Good News 
2. Just Another Woman In Love 
3. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (with Dave Loggins) 
4. Time Dont Run Out On Me 
5. Now And Forever (You And Me)   

SOURCE 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 Top Podcast, PodBay.fm and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#annemurray #greatesthits #canada #canadian #JunoHallofFame #CanadianCountryMusicHallofFame #CanadianSongwritersHallofFame #CanadianBroadcastHallofFame #glencampbell #countrymusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #popmusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #vinyl

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with Career Retrospective Release on Friday

Sept. 28 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the celebration of the legendary Americana band's 50 years of making music together, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's extraordinary career is encapsulated in the new retrospective two-disc set, ‘Anthology’, to be released September 29 via Capitol Nashville Records/UMe.

Beginning with "Buy For Me The Rain," their first track from their 1967 self-titled Capitol records debut, and culminating with "The Resurrection" from their most recent studio release, 2009's ‘Speed of Life,’ the all-encompassing collection is an extensive 39-track career overview, which includes illuminating liner notes from renowned journalist and author Holly Gleason.

Founding member Jeff Hanna says, "We really wanted this collection to historically reflect our band's timeline, but in addition to that, felt like it was important to include deeper cuts ("Fish Song," "Cosmic Cowboy") and instrumentals ("Randy Lynn Rag," "Midnight at Woody Creek"), and fan favorites ("Ripplin' Waters," "Bayou Jubilee")." Anthology can be order at UMe.lnk.to/NGDBAnthology

Long before Americana music had a name, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, helped lead the charge, mixing elements of country, bluegrass, folk, mountain music, and rock & roll into a sound that celebrated the full range of American music. Formed in Long Beach, Calif. in 1966, the guys were traditionalists and trendsetters, performing songs that nodded to the past while still pushing toward the future.

From their ubiquitous 1970's Top 10 hit of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Mr. Bojangles," to "An American Dream" – featuring Troubadour pal Linda Ronstadt – and "Make a Little Magic," with Nicolette Larson, to their #1 country songs, 1984's "Long Hard Road (Sharecropper's Dream)," penned by Rodney Crowell and featuring Ricky Skaggs on fiddle and a young Jerry Douglas on dobro, to 1987's platinum-certified "Fishin' In The Dark" and many many more, Anthology collects all their best known songs in chronological order of release showcasing the band's thrilling evolution and numerous highlights.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are perhaps best known for their landmark album, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, and this groundbreaking achievement and its sequels are ably represented throughout Anthology with a dozen cuts from the three volumes. Released in 1972, Volume 1 saw the band pairing with bluegrass and country legends of the '40s, '50s and '60s such as Roy Acuff, "Mother" Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, and Pete "Oswald" Kirby, for an inspired and influential 38-song double album that healed generational and cultural rifts by bringing the new and old guard together. Will The Circle Be Unbroken has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

Twelve years after the original, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band revisited their unique experiment for Volume 2. With fellow folk-rock vets Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn, they took on Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere," a song their guests had popularized in The Byrds. Produced by Randy Scruggs, some of the many collaborators this time included The Band's Levon Helm, John Prine, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash and John Hiatt.

The album won the Country Music Association's "Album of the Year," and three GRAMMYs: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Country Instrumental and Best Bluegrass Recording for "The Valley Road" with Bruce Hornsby. Again, merging moments, movements and cultures, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band captured a state of roots music long before it was called Americana.

The third volume, released in 2002, brought Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury and Taj Mahal into the fold and took home another GRAMMY. To hear Johnny Cash's weathered dedication of "Tears in the Holsten River" to his mother-in-law Maybelle Carter and her sister Sara is to have the forebears made real, while the next generation appeared as sons Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen brought the circle forward with "The Lowlands." Alison Krauss joined the band for a sparkling take on Bob McDill's "Catfish John," a Johnny Russell hit that became a Jerry Garcia favorite.

For five decades, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has remained one of the most iconic names in American music. With one foot planted in the traditions of country-folk and the other pointing toward something new and unexpected, the group continues to tour and release music, influencing multiple generations of audiences and artists along the way. Anthology is both a perfect primer for those who want to explore the band's remarkable career and a lovingly compiled collection for the band's fans that span generations and genres, keeping the circle ever going.

Upcoming tour dates at NittyGritty.com

ANTHOLOGY TRACKLISTING

DISC 1
1. Buy For Me The Rain
2. Some Of Shelly's Blues
3. Uncle Charlie Interview
4. Mr. Bojangles
5. Randy Lynn Rag
6. House At Pooh Corner
7. Opus 36
8. Fish Song
9. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
10. Grand Ole Opry Song (featuring Jimmy Martin)
11. You Are My Flower
12. Tennessee Stud (featuring Doc Watson)
13. I Saw The Light (featuring Roy Acuff)
14. Honky Tonkin'
15. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (featuring Mother Maybelle Carter)
16. Cosmic Cowboy (Part 1)
17. Battle Of New Orleans
18. Bayou Jubilee/Sally Was A Goodun
19. Ripplin' Waters
20. Mother Earth (Provides For Me)
21. Bowlegs

DISC 2
1. An American Dream (featuring Linda Ronstadt)
2. Make A Little Magic (featuring Nicolette Larson)
3. Shot Full Of Love
4. Dance Little Jean
5. Colorado Christmas (featuring Emmylou Harris)
6. Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)
7. Fishin' In The Dark
8. Workin' Man (Nowhere to Go)
9. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (featuring Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman)
10. The Valley Road (featuring Bruce Hornsby)
11. When It's Gone
12. Waitin' On A Dark Eyed Gal
13. Bless The Broken Road
14. Catfish John (featuring Alison Krauss)
15. The Lowlands (featuring Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen)
16. Tears In The Holston River (featuring Johnny Cash)
17. Midnight At Woody Creek
18. The Resurrection (featuring Matraca Berg)

SOURCE UMe

The O&F Studios' radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes and iHeartRadio(itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#dirtband #nittygrittydirtband #lindaronstadt #nicolettelarson #rodneycrowell #rickyscaggs #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #Americana
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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with Career Retrospective Release on Friday

Sept. 28 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the celebration of the legendary Americana bands 50 years of making music together, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Bands extraordinary career is encapsulated in the new retrospective two-disc set, ‘Anthology’, to be released September 29 via Capitol Nashville Records/UMe.

Beginning with Buy For Me The Rain, their first track from their 1967 self-titled Capitol records debut, and culminating with The Resurrection from their most recent studio release, 2009s ‘Speed of Life,’ the all-encompassing collection is an extensive 39-track career overview, which includes illuminating liner notes from renowned journalist and author Holly Gleason.

Founding member Jeff Hanna says, We really wanted this collection to historically reflect our bands timeline, but in addition to that, felt like it was important to include deeper cuts (Fish Song, Cosmic Cowboy) and instrumentals (Randy Lynn Rag, Midnight at Woody Creek), and fan favorites (Ripplin Waters, Bayou Jubilee). Anthology can be order at https://UMe.lnk.to/NGDBAnthology

Long before Americana music had a name, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, helped lead the charge, mixing elements of country, bluegrass, folk, mountain music, and rock & roll into a sound that celebrated the full range of American music. Formed in Long Beach, Calif. in 1966, the guys were traditionalists and trendsetters, performing songs that nodded to the past while still pushing toward the future. 

From their ubiquitous 1970s Top 10 hit of Jerry Jeff Walkers Mr. Bojangles, to An American Dream – featuring Troubadour pal Linda Ronstadt – and Make a Little Magic, with Nicolette Larson, to their #1 country songs, 1984s Long Hard Road (Sharecroppers Dream), penned by Rodney Crowell and featuring Ricky Skaggs on fiddle and a young Jerry Douglas on dobro, to 1987s platinum-certified Fishin In The Dark and many many more, Anthology collects all their best known songs in chronological order of release showcasing the bands thrilling evolution and numerous highlights.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band are perhaps best known for their landmark album, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, and this groundbreaking achievement and its sequels are ably represented throughout Anthology with a dozen cuts from the three volumes. Released in 1972, Volume 1 saw the band pairing with bluegrass and country legends of the 40s, 50s and 60s such as Roy Acuff, Mother Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, and Pete Oswald Kirby, for an inspired and influential 38-song double album that healed generational and cultural rifts by bringing the new and old guard together. Will The Circle Be Unbroken has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

Twelve years after the original, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band revisited their unique experiment for Volume 2. With fellow folk-rock vets Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn, they took on Bob Dylans You Aint Goin Nowhere, a song their guests had popularized in The Byrds. Produced by Randy Scruggs, some of the many collaborators this time included The Bands Levon Helm, John Prine, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash and John Hiatt.

The album won the Country Music Associations Album of the Year, and three GRAMMYs: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Country Instrumental and Best Bluegrass Recording for The Valley Road with Bruce Hornsby.  Again, merging moments, movements and cultures, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band captured a state of roots music long before it was called Americana.

The third volume, released in 2002, brought Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury and Taj Mahal into the fold and took home another GRAMMY. To hear Johnny Cashs weathered dedication of Tears in the Holsten River to his mother-in-law Maybelle Carter and her sister Sara is to have the forebears made real, while the next generation appeared as sons Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen brought the circle forward with The Lowlands. Alison Krauss joined the band for a sparkling take on Bob McDills Catfish John, a Johnny Russell hit that became a Jerry Garcia favorite. 

For five decades, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has remained one of the most iconic names in American music. With one foot planted in the traditions of country-folk and the other pointing toward something new and unexpected, the group continues to tour and release music, influencing multiple generations of audiences and artists along the way. Anthology is both a perfect primer for those who want to explore the bands remarkable career and a lovingly compiled collection for the bands fans that span generations and genres, keeping the circle ever going. 

Upcoming tour dates at NittyGritty.com

ANTHOLOGY TRACKLISTING

DISC 1
1. Buy For Me The Rain 
2. Some Of Shellys Blues 
3. Uncle Charlie Interview 
4. Mr. Bojangles 
5. Randy Lynn Rag 
6. House At Pooh Corner 
7. Opus 36 
8. Fish Song 
9. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)         
10. Grand Ole Opry Song (featuring Jimmy Martin) 
11. You Are My Flower 
12. Tennessee Stud (featuring Doc Watson) 
13. I Saw The Light (featuring Roy Acuff) 
14. Honky Tonkin 
15. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (featuring Mother Maybelle Carter) 
16. Cosmic Cowboy (Part 1) 
17. Battle Of New Orleans 
18. Bayou Jubilee/Sally Was A Goodun 
19. Ripplin Waters 
20. Mother Earth (Provides For Me) 
21. Bowlegs

DISC 2
1. An American Dream (featuring Linda Ronstadt) 
2. Make A Little Magic (featuring Nicolette Larson) 
3. Shot Full Of Love  
4. Dance Little Jean 
5. Colorado Christmas (featuring Emmylou Harris) 
6. Long Hard Road (The Sharecroppers Dream) 
7. Fishin In The Dark           
8. Workin Man (Nowhere to Go)      
9. You Aint Goin Nowhere (featuring Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman) 
10. The Valley Road (featuring Bruce Hornsby) 
11. When Its Gone 
12. Waitin On A Dark Eyed Gal 
13. Bless The Broken Road 
14. Catfish John (featuring Alison Krauss) 
15. The Lowlands (featuring Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen) 
16. Tears In The Holston River (featuring Johnny Cash)      
17. Midnight At Woody Creek 
18. The Resurrection (featuring Matraca Berg)
 
SOURCE UMe

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes and iHeartRadio(https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)
(https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com. 

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ELO Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of ‘Out of the Blue’ with Picture Disc Release This Friday

Sept. 28, 2017 -- Celebrating the 40th anniversary of ELO's top-selling double album ‘Out of the Blue,’ Legacy Recordings is releasing the first-time-ever picture disc edition of the ELO classic available everywhere on Friday, September 29.

This 2LP collector's picture disc edition has been remastered from the original master tapes and includes a digital download of the album.

ELO was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017.

One of the indisputable masterpieces--and most commercially successful titles--in the ELO canon, ‘Out of the Blue,’ the group's seventh studio album, was originally released in October 1977. The musical and conceptual brainchild of Jeff Lynne, who wrote and produced the entire album is among the most ambitious double albums in classic rock history, a complex and visionary work that included, as the album's complete Side 3, Lynne's "Concerto for a Rainy Day," a coherent song suite comprised of four movements and authentic ambient weather effects recorded by Lynne and incorporated into the soundscape of the record.

‘Out of the Blue’ was the first ELO album to feature the group's logo as a three-dimensional flying saucer/space station, a visual motif central to ELO's live shows. The album, which peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 has gone on to sell upwards of 10 million copies worldwide. ‘Out of the Blue’ is the first double album in UK chart history to spawn four Top 20 singles.
"Forty years on, I would never have imagined that this music would take on a life of its own," says Lynne.

Formed in Birmingham, England in 1970, ELO was designed to create progressive modern pop music combining classical and rock elements. Lynne has consistently been ELO's guiding light and driving force, writing virtually all of the group's original material while producing the albums.

From 1972 through 1986, the golden era of recording and touring, ELO racked up more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet while selling more than 50 million records worldwide. During the same period, ELO scored twenty Top 20s on the UK Singles Chart and fifteen Top 20s on the US Billboard Hot 100.

More recently, recording and touring as Jeff Lynne's ELO, saw the 2015 release of the critically acclaimed album Alone In The Universe on Columbia Records, the first album of all-new music released by the band in over a decade. The band also just played a sold-out Wembley Stadium show in London on June 24th.

‘Out Of The Blue’ Track Listing

Side A
1. Turn to Stone
2. It's Over
3. Sweet Talkin' Woman
4. Across the Border

Side B
5. Night in the City
6. Starlight
7. Jungle
8. Believe Me Now
9. Steppin' Out

Side C (Concerto for a Rainy Day)
10. Standin' in the Rain
11. Big Wheels
12. Summer and Lightning
13. Mr. Blue Sky

Side D
14. Sweet Is the Night
15. The Whale
16. Birmingham Blues
17. Wild West Hero

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

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

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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ELO Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of ‘Out of the Blue’ with Picture Disc Release This Friday

Sept. 28, 2017 -- Celebrating the 40th anniversary of ELOs top-selling double album ‘Out of the Blue,’ Legacy Recordings is releasing the first-time-ever picture disc edition of the ELO classic available everywhere on Friday, September 29.

This 2LP collectors picture disc edition has been remastered from the original master tapes and includes a digital download of the album.

ELO was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017.

One of the indisputable masterpieces--and most commercially successful titles--in the ELO canon, ‘Out of the Blue,’ the groups seventh studio album, was originally released in October 1977. The musical and conceptual brainchild of Jeff Lynne, who wrote and produced the entire album is among the most ambitious double albums in classic rock history, a complex and visionary work that included, as the albums complete Side 3, Lynnes Concerto for a Rainy Day, a coherent song suite comprised of four movements and authentic ambient weather effects recorded by Lynne and incorporated into the soundscape of the record. 

‘Out of the Blue’ was the first ELO album to feature the groups logo as a three-dimensional flying saucer/space station, a visual motif central to ELOs live shows. The album, which peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 has gone on to sell upwards of 10 million copies worldwide. ‘Out of the Blue’ is the first double album in UK chart history to spawn four Top 20 singles. 
Forty years on, I would never have imagined that this music would take on a life of its own, says Lynne.

Formed in Birmingham, England in 1970, ELO was designed to create progressive modern pop music combining classical and rock elements. Lynne has consistently been ELOs guiding light and driving force, writing virtually all of the groups original material while producing the albums.

From 1972 through 1986, the golden era of recording and touring, ELO racked up more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet while selling more than 50 million records worldwide. During the same period, ELO scored twenty Top 20s on the UK Singles Chart and fifteen Top 20s on the US Billboard Hot 100.

More recently, recording and touring as Jeff Lynnes ELO, saw the 2015 release of the critically acclaimed album Alone In The Universe on Columbia Records, the first album of all-new music released by the band in over a decade. The band also just played a sold-out Wembley Stadium show in London on June 24th.

‘Out Of The Blue’ Track Listing

Side A
1.        Turn to Stone
2.        Its Over
3.        Sweet Talkin Woman
4.        Across the Border

Side B
5.        Night in the City
6.        Starlight
7.        Jungle
8.        Believe Me Now
9.        Steppin Out

Side C (Concerto for a Rainy Day)
10.      Standin in the Rain
11.      Big Wheels
12.      Summer and Lightning
13.      Mr. Blue Sky

Side D
14.      Sweet Is the Night
15.      The Whale
16.      Birmingham Blues
17.      Wild West Hero

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

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

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com. 
 
#ELO #electriclightorchestra #jefflynne #1970smusic #1980smusc #rockandroll #vinyl #picturedisc Electric Light Orchestra #documentingpopularmusic #popularmusic

50th Anniversary Collection of Frank Zappa’s ‘Absolutely Free’ to be Released Friday with Rare and Unreleased Material

Sept. 27, 2017 -- The Zappa Family Trust will mark the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention's politically-charged, envelope-pushing sophomore album, ‘Absolutely Free,’ with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition on September 29 via Zappa Records/UMe.

This double 180-gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman cut directly from the original analog master tapes and a second disc with 20 minutes of rare and unreleased bonus material, including the "Why Don'tcha Do Me Right?"/"Big Leg Emma" single as well as vintage remixes and radio ads from The Vault on side one and a laser etching of Zappa's visage from the album cover on side two. The package features Zappa's original layout and a reproduction of the rare, highly sought-after "libretto," an 18-page booklet with a foreword by FZ and lyrics to all the compositions, that was offered only by mail order when originally released. The album can be order at UMe.lnk.to/FZAbsolutelyFree

Released 50 years ago on May 26, 1967 on Verve Records, Absolutely Free was the Mothers of Invention's follow-up to their landmark debut album, Freak Out! Brash, challenging and exhilarating, the record was revolutionary as it pushed the limits of what an album could be. A pop culture pastiche, the album leaps through genres – from psychedelic pop and progressive rock to free-form jazz and avant-garde noise to doo-wop and garage rock, often in the same composition as on album highlight, "Brown Shoes Don't Make It," and is filled with Zappa's trademark biting political and social satire.

Hailed by All Music as a "fabulously inventive record" that is "by turns hilarious, inscrutable, and virtuosically complex," the album is divided into two "oratorios" or song suites – "Absolutely Free" and "The M.O.I. American Pageant" – and is rife with complex instrumentation, cutting edge experimentation and unconventional editing.

Produced by Tom Wilson (Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, Sun Ra), who first worked with the band on Freak Out! the year prior, Absolutely Free featured an expanded cadre of musicians working with Zappa and vocalist Ray Collins and included Jim Fielder on guitar, Roy Estrada on bass, Don Preston on keyboards, Bunk Gardner on woodwinds, and drummers Jim Black and Billy Mundi. The album was recorded the week before Thanksgiving, November 1966 in Los Angeles at the Sunset-Highland Studios of T.T.G. Inc., in a series of four sessions. It was edited and re-mixed in New York City at the MGM Studios in five sessions the following week.

In Clash's appreciation of the record, they exclaimed: "Amidst this high-brow inspiration and aggressive musical arrangement we have beautiful passages of melody, laugh-out-loud lyrics about vegetables and lacerating cynicism. Nonconformist, comedic and maverick, Absolutely Free establishes Zappa as a fantastical musical mutineer and pioneering bandleader."

As Zappa wrote in the "libretto," "The music of the MOTHERS speaks of the feelings of what might be described as THE VAST MINORITY. The feelings of the people on the fringe of everything . . . the ones who don't care if they're IN or OUT … don't care if they're HIP, HEP, SWINGIN' or ZORCH. This is the audience the MOTHERS want to reach … those few have the power within themselves to cause or motivate social change but have never used it for one reason or another. If you are reading this and understand it (even if you have short hair and watch TV 18 hours a day), it is time that you realized WHO and WHAT YOU ARE. It is time you realized what the words to our songs mean."

50 years later Absolutely Free resonates as strong as ever and has proven itself to be prescient and wildly ahead of its time.

ABSOLUTELY FREE TRACK LISTING

LP1 – Side 1
1. Plastic People
2. The Duke Of Prunes
3. Amnesia Vivace
4. The Duke Regains His Chops
5. Call Any Vegetable
6. Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin
7. Soft-Sell Conclusion

LP1 – Side 2
1. America Drinks
2. Status Back Baby
3. Uncle Bernie's Farm
4. Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
5. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
6. America Drinks & Goes Home

LP2 – Side 1
1. Absolutely Free Radio Ad #1
2. Why Don'tcha Do Me Right
3. Big Leg Emma
4. Absolutely Free Radio Ad #2
5. "Glutton For Punishment…"
6. America Drinks – 1969 Re-Mix
7. Brown Shoes Don't Make It – 1969 Re-Mix
8. America Drinks & Goes Home #2 – 1969 Re-Mix

LP2 – Side 2
Laser Etching

SOURCE UMe

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

as well as iHeartRadio
www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#frankzappa #vinyl #1960smusic #1970smusic
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50th Anniversary Collection of Frank Zappa’s ‘Absolutely Free’ to be Released Friday with Rare and Unreleased Material

Sept. 27, 2017 -- The Zappa Family Trust will mark the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Inventions politically-charged, envelope-pushing sophomore album, ‘Absolutely Free,’ with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition on September 29 via Zappa Records/UMe.

This double 180-gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman cut directly from the original analog master tapes and a second disc with 20 minutes of rare and unreleased bonus material, including the Why Dontcha Do Me Right?/Big Leg Emma single as well as vintage remixes and radio ads from The Vault on side one and a laser etching of Zappas visage from the album cover on side two. The package features Zappas original layout and a reproduction of the rare, highly sought-after libretto, an 18-page booklet with a foreword by FZ and lyrics to all the compositions, that was offered only by mail order when originally released. The album can be order at https://UMe.lnk.to/FZAbsolutelyFree

Released 50 years ago on May 26, 1967 on Verve Records, Absolutely Free was the Mothers of Inventions follow-up to their landmark debut album, Freak Out! Brash, challenging and exhilarating, the record was revolutionary as it pushed the limits of what an album could be. A pop culture pastiche, the album leaps through genres – from psychedelic pop and progressive rock to free-form jazz and avant-garde noise to doo-wop and garage rock, often in the same composition as on album highlight, Brown Shoes Dont Make It, and is filled with Zappas trademark biting political and social satire.

Hailed by All Music as a fabulously inventive record that is by turns hilarious, inscrutable, and virtuosically complex, the album is divided into two oratorios or song suites – Absolutely Free and The M.O.I. American Pageant – and is rife with complex instrumentation, cutting edge experimentation and unconventional editing.

Produced by Tom Wilson (Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, Sun Ra), who first worked with the band on Freak Out! the year prior, Absolutely Free featured an expanded cadre of musicians working with Zappa and vocalist Ray Collins and included Jim Fielder on guitar, Roy Estrada on bass, Don Preston on keyboards, Bunk Gardner on woodwinds, and drummers Jim Black and Billy Mundi. The album was recorded the week before Thanksgiving, November 1966 in Los Angeles at the Sunset-Highland Studios of T.T.G. Inc., in a series of four sessions. It was edited and re-mixed in New York City at the MGM Studios in five sessions the following week.

In Clashs appreciation of the record, they exclaimed: Amidst this high-brow inspiration and aggressive musical arrangement we have beautiful passages of melody, laugh-out-loud lyrics about vegetables and lacerating cynicism. Nonconformist, comedic and maverick, Absolutely Free establishes Zappa as a fantastical musical mutineer and pioneering bandleader.

As Zappa wrote in the libretto, The music of the MOTHERS speaks of the feelings of what might be described as THE VAST MINORITY. The feelings of the people on the fringe of everything . . . the ones who dont care if theyre IN or OUT … dont care if theyre HIP, HEP, SWINGIN or ZORCH. This is the audience the MOTHERS want to reach … those few have the power within themselves to cause or motivate social change but have never used it for one reason or another. If you are reading this and understand it (even if you have short hair and watch TV 18 hours a day), it is time that you realized WHO and WHAT YOU ARE. It is time you realized what the words to our songs mean. 

50 years later Absolutely Free resonates as strong as ever and has proven itself to be prescient and wildly ahead of its time.
 
ABSOLUTELY FREE TRACK LISTING

LP1 – Side 1
1. Plastic People 
2. The Duke Of Prunes 
3. Amnesia Vivace 
4. The Duke Regains His Chops 
5. Call Any Vegetable 
6. Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin 
7. Soft-Sell Conclusion

LP1 – Side 2 
1. America Drinks 
2. Status Back Baby 
3. Uncle Bernies Farm 
4. Son Of Suzy Creamcheese 
5. Brown Shoes Dont Make It 
6. America Drinks & Goes Home

LP2 – Side 1 
1. Absolutely Free Radio Ad #1 
2. Why Dontcha Do Me Right 
3. Big Leg Emma 
4. Absolutely Free Radio Ad #2 
5. Glutton For Punishment… 
6. America Drinks – 1969 Re-Mix 
7. Brown Shoes Dont Make It – 1969 Re-Mix 
8. America Drinks & Goes Home #2 – 1969 Re-Mix

LP2 – Side 2
Laser Etching

SOURCE UMe

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

as well as iHeartRadio
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.  

#frankzappa #vinyl #1960smusic #1970smusic

New Johnny Mathis Album Coming Friday

Sept. 27, 2017 -- Johnny Mathis will release his new album, ‘Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook’ on Friday, September 29.

The eagerly awaited album features 11 inspired Mathis interpretations of prevailing current songs that comprise the modern great American songbook, all imbued with the iconic vocalist's indelible touch.

Produced by Grammy winning music greats Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Clive Davis, ‘Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook’ features a matchless array of modern day standards christened by Mathis' intuitive delivery.

Among the songs included are "Hello," originally recorded by Adele, "Happy," originally recorded by Pharrell, "Hallelujah," originally recorded by Leonard Cohen, "You Raise Me Up," originally recorded by Josh Groban, "I Believe I Can Fly," originally recorded by R. Kelly, "Just The Way You Are," originally recorded by Bruno Mars and "Run To You," (featuring Kenny G) originally recorded by Whitney Houston.

One of the seminal voices of popular music, Johnny Mathis has attained unparalleled achievement as a recording artist and live performer in an incredible career that has spanned more than six decades.

Universally recognized for his inimitable artistry and signature renderings of the American song catalogue, his vast stylistic range has encompassed romantic interpretations of jazz and pop standards, music composed for stage and film, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music both sacred and secular, enduring as one of the most acclaimed traditional pop vocalists in music history.

TRACKLISTING

1 Hallelujah
2 Once Before I Go
3 Blue Ain't Your Color
4 You Raise Me Up
5 Say Something
6 Just The Way You Are
7 I Believe I Can Fly
8 Remember When
9 Happy
10 Hello
11 Run To You (feat. Kenny G)
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SOURCE Columbia Records
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◇The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

as well as iHeartRadio
www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.◇
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#johnnymathis #babyface #kennyg #newmusic #standards #popmusic #Adele #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #popularmusic #standards
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New Johnny Mathis Album Coming Friday

Sept. 27, 2017 -- Johnny Mathis will release his new album, ‘Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook’ on Friday, September 29.

The eagerly awaited album features 11 inspired Mathis interpretations of prevailing current songs that comprise the modern great American songbook, all imbued with the iconic vocalists indelible touch.

Produced by Grammy winning music greats Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Clive Davis, ‘Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook’ features a matchless array of modern day standards christened by Mathis intuitive delivery.

Among the songs included are Hello, originally recorded by Adele, Happy, originally recorded by Pharrell, Hallelujah, originally recorded by Leonard Cohen, You Raise Me Up, originally recorded by Josh Groban, I Believe I Can Fly, originally recorded by R. Kelly, Just The Way You Are, originally recorded by Bruno Mars and Run To You, (featuring Kenny G) originally recorded by Whitney Houston.

One of the seminal voices of popular music, Johnny Mathis has attained unparalleled achievement as a recording artist and live performer in an incredible career that has spanned more than six decades.

Universally recognized for his inimitable artistry and signature renderings of the American song catalogue, his vast stylistic range has encompassed romantic interpretations of jazz and pop standards, music composed for stage and film, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music both sacred and secular, enduring as one of the most acclaimed traditional pop vocalists in music history.

TRACKLISTING

1 Hallelujah
2 Once Before I Go
3 Blue Aint Your Color
4 You Raise Me Up
5 Say Something
6 Just The Way You Are
7 I Believe I Can Fly
8 Remember When
9 Happy
10 Hello
11 Run To You (feat. Kenny G)
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SOURCE Columbia Records
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◇The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

as well as iHeartRadio
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.◇
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#johnnymathis #babyface #kennyg #newmusic #standards #popmusic #Adele #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #popularmusic #standards

All-Star Rock Lineup Set to Electrify the Stage at the Second Annual RockFest 80's in Florida

Sept. 25, 2017 – This year's spectacular lineup, set for Nov. 4 and 5 at C. B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, FL, features three Rock and Roll Hall of Famers:

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as well as Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Foghat, Lita Ford, The Outlaws, Little River Band, SteelHeart, Jack Russell's Great White, Quiet Riot, South Florida's local hero's "Mr. Nice Guy" and our very own Coral Springs local rockers "Stellar Revival.

The two-day musical festival celebrating 80's music and pop culture will bring a true rock festival back to South Florida annually, with this multiple artist event catering to 80's rock music fans.

To purchase tickets or more information about RockFest 80's, please visit RockFest80s.com.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Rockfest Concerts LLC
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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series 'Documenting Popular Music' is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

as well as iHeartRadio
www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/

The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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#LynyrdSkynyrd #CheapTrick #JoanJett #SebastianBach #Dokken #Foghat #LitaFord #TheOutlaws #LittleRiverBand #Steelheart #JackRussell #GreatWhite #QuietRiot #livemusic #2017concerts #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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All-Star Rock Lineup Set to Electrify the Stage at the Second Annual RockFest 80s in Florida

Sept. 25, 2017 – This years spectacular lineup, set for Nov. 4 and 5 at C. B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, FL, features three Rock and Roll Hall of Famers: 

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as well as Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Foghat, Lita Ford, The Outlaws, Little River Band, SteelHeart, Jack Russells Great White, Quiet Riot, South Floridas local heros Mr. Nice Guy and our very own Coral Springs local rockers Stellar Revival.

The two-day musical festival celebrating 80s music and pop culture will bring a true rock festival back to South Florida annually, with this multiple artist event catering to 80s rock music fans. 

To purchase tickets or more information about RockFest 80s, please visit RockFest80s.com.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Rockfest Concerts LLC
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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series Documenting Popular Music is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2)

as well as iHeartRadio
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/512-Documenting-Popular-Music-28377696/

The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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#LynyrdSkynyrd #CheapTrick #JoanJett #SebastianBach #Dokken #Foghat #LitaFord #TheOutlaws #LittleRiverBand #Steelheart #JackRussell #GreatWhite #QuietRiot #livemusic #2017concerts #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic

Jackson Browne Announces Acoustic Tour In January 2018

Sept. 25, 2017 -- Singer Songwriter Jackson Browne announces an acoustic tour beginning January 6, 2018. General tickets go on sale this weekend with advance presales beginning tomorrow, September 26th at 10 AM Eastern time. For advance ticket information, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com

Accompanying Jackson Browne on tour is renowned multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz. The concert dates begin in Augusta, GA on January 6th and end in Sarasota, FL on January 24th.

ACOUSTIC TOUR DATES
Jan. 6 Augusta, GA William G. Bell Auditorium
Jan. 7 Jacksonville, FL The Florida Theatre
Jan. 17 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live
Jan. 18 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jan. 20 Melbourne, FL King Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 23 Orlando, FL Diana Krall @ Walt Disney Theater ar Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Jan. 24 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne
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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series 'Documenting Popular Music' is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2),

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

The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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Jackson Browne Announces Acoustic Tour In January 2018

Sept. 25, 2017 -- Singer Songwriter Jackson Browne announces an acoustic tour beginning January 6, 2018.  General tickets go on sale this weekend with advance presales beginning tomorrow, September 26th at 10 AM Eastern time.  For advance ticket information, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com

Accompanying Jackson Browne on tour is renowned multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz.  The concert dates begin in Augusta, GA on January 6th and end in Sarasota, FL on January 24th.  

ACOUSTIC TOUR DATES 
Jan. 6              Augusta, GA        William G. Bell Auditorium
Jan. 7             Jacksonville, FL    The Florida Theatre
Jan. 17          Hollywood, FL        Hard Rock Live
Jan. 18         Clearwater, FL        Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jan. 20        Melbourne, FL         King Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 23       Orlando, FL             Diana Krall @ Walt Disney Theater ar Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Jan. 24      Sarasota, FL             Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Jackson Browne 
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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series Documenting Popular Music is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2),

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

The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.
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#jacksonbrowne #1970smusic #1980smusic #livemusic #2018concerts #concert #acousticrock #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic

Come and Meet The Lady in Black

“…she was fine, she was silky, she was sexy…”

The O&F Studios’ presents a new song that will be released October 16, 2017 – “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance).” The sultry tune, produced and performed by veteran musician/producer Scott McDavid, has an infectious jazz and R&B groove that will carry you away.

Among his many accomplishments, McDavid was a member of the 1980s band Split the Dark, and he is an award-winning composer of independent documentary films.

“The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance)” also features the sensual vocals of Stephanie Love, a rising young performer who adds to the song’s seductive feel with her interpretation of lyrics that tell a story of mystery and desire.

As you listen, you’ll want to sway on the dance floor with someone close to you – or someone you want to get close to.

“The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance)” will be available on iTunes, CDBaby and all digital outlets worldwide October 16, 2017.

An intricate, provocative music video by director Zev Lerner will also be released on the same date.

Contact the O&F Studios for more information.

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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series 'Documenting Popular Music' is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2),

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

The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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Come and Meet The Lady in Black

“…she was fine, she was silky, she was sexy…”

The O&F Studios’ presents a new song that will be released October 16, 2017 – “The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance).”  The sultry tune, produced and performed by veteran musician/producer Scott McDavid, has an infectious jazz and R&B groove that will carry you away.

Among his many accomplishments, McDavid was a member of the 1980s band Split the Dark, and he is an award-winning composer of independent documentary films.

“The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance)” also features the sensual vocals of Stephanie Love, a rising young performer who adds to the song’s seductive feel with her interpretation of lyrics that tell a story of mystery and desire.

As you listen, you’ll want to sway on the dance floor with someone close to you – or someone you want to get close to.

“The Lady in Black (Just Let Me Dance)” will be available on iTunes, CDBaby and all digital outlets worldwide October 16, 2017.

An intricate, provocative music video by director Zev Lerner will also be released on the same date.

Contact the O&F Studios for more information.

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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series Documenting Popular Music is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2),

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

The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#newmusic #jazz #theladyinblack #randb #randbmusic #musician #justletmedance

Anniversary of Jim Croce’s Untimely Death

Sept. 20, 2017 (O&F) – Today marks the 44th anniversary of Jim Croce’s death in a plane crash in Louisiana in 1973. Five others, including Croce’s guitarist Maury Muehleisen, were killed in the crash, which took place during Croce’s ‘Life and Times' tour.

Two months prior to the crash, Croce had reached #1 on the Billboard singles chart for the first time with the song “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” The song was said to have been inspired by one of Croce’s rather tough army buddies who had a knack for getting into trouble.

Following his death, Croce had three more Top 10 hits, “I Got a Name” (#10), “Time in a Bottle” (#1) and “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song” (#9). Croce’s memory is kept alive by his window Ingrid and fans who are pushing for Croce to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can find more on that project at the Facebook page Induct Jim Croce in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series 'Documenting Popular Music' is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available at iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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In the music industry, arguably the worst tragedy that can befall an artist is to die in their prime, when he or she is just beginning to break through to th...

Neil Diamond performs the title track to his 1977 album ‘I’m Glad You’re Here with Me Tonight,” written by Bob Gaudio and Judy Parker Gaudio. Parker, who also co-wrote the Four Seasons “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night),” passed away today at the age of 79.

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I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight 1977 Autores Bob Gaudio y Judy Parker Mil gracias a Pablo Daniel Rodríguez (Neildi) que me ha enviado este video, del VH...

Songwriter Judy Parker Gaudio has Died

Sept. 19, 2017 -- Judy Parker Gaudio (age 79), writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband ‪Bob Gaudio confirmed. Among her most well-known songs are "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" and "Who Loves You," which were recorded by ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Judy Parker was introduced to ‪Bob Gaudio, a founding member of The Four Seasons, in 1973 at the Motown Studios in Los Angeles, while Bob was recording a ‪Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross duet. They dated for 8 years and were married on April 5,1981. In their 45 years together, they co-wrote a number of top 5 songs for ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Some of those were prominently featured in the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which became the 12th longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Born and raised in Michigan, Judy was one of seven children and the daughter of an Army Colonel; she also attended Michigan State University. Before her songwriting career began, Judy pursued a career in acting and modeling, including four years working in Rome, Italy. This young Michigander adopted the Italian language and culture quite quickly.

When she moved back to the U.S. in the late 1960's, Judy secured featured roles in a number of television shows, including Batman, Bonanza, and My Three Sons. Additionally, her work in commercials included United Airlines, and a wide variety of hair products such as Breck, Halo, Prell and Lilt Home Permanent.

Of all her successes, a significant moment came for Judy when she co-wrote, with her husband, the title song for ‪Neil Diamond's 1977 NBC TV special, "Glad You're Here with Me Tonight."

Judy was an incredibly entertaining storyteller with a wicked sense of humor. Songwriting, interior decorating, and family were her loves, along with the Sunday New York Times' crossword puzzle. A woman of strong faith and philanthropic spirit, she gave generously to Samaritan's Purse and Wounded Warrior Project. Judy and Bob made homes at the San Remo on Central Park West and Montauk, NY, however, they always maintained their primary residence in Nashville, TN.

Judy Parker Gaudio passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN ‪at 4:55 pm on her birthday. It was, ironically, within 10 minutes of her time of birth. Now, is that style or what?

Judy was preceded in death by parents, Dorothy and Wilbur Small, sister Janice McKinley, and brother, Bill Small.

She is survived by a cast of thousands.

SOURCE Four Seasons Partnership

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Songwriter Judy Parker Gaudio has Died

Sept. 19, 2017 -- Judy Parker Gaudio (age 79), writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband ‪Bob Gaudio confirmed. Among her most well-known songs are December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) and Who Loves You, which were recorded by ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Judy Parker was introduced to ‪Bob Gaudio, a founding member of The Four Seasons, in 1973 at the Motown Studios in Los Angeles, while Bob was recording a ‪Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross duet. They dated for 8 years and were married on April 5,1981. In their 45 years together, they co-wrote a number of top 5 songs for ‪Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Some of those were prominently featured in the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which became the 12th longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Born and raised in Michigan, Judy was one of seven children and the daughter of an Army Colonel; she also attended Michigan State University. Before her songwriting career began, Judy pursued a career in acting and modeling, including four years working in Rome, Italy. This young Michigander adopted the Italian language and culture quite quickly. 

When she moved back to the U.S. in the late 1960s, Judy secured featured roles in a number of television shows, including Batman, Bonanza, and My Three Sons. Additionally, her work in commercials included United Airlines, and a wide variety of hair products such as Breck, Halo, Prell and Lilt Home Permanent. 

Of all her successes, a significant moment came for Judy when she co-wrote, with her husband, the title song for ‪Neil Diamonds 1977 NBC TV special, Glad Youre Here with Me Tonight.

Judy was an incredibly entertaining storyteller with a wicked sense of humor. Songwriting, interior decorating, and family were her loves, along with the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle. A woman of strong faith and philanthropic spirit, she gave generously to Samaritans Purse and Wounded Warrior Project. Judy and Bob made homes at the San Remo on Central Park West and Montauk, NY, however, they always maintained their primary residence in Nashville, TN. 

Judy Parker Gaudio passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN ‪at 4:55 pm on her birthday. It was, ironically, within 10 minutes of her time of birth. Now, is that style or what?

Judy was preceded in death by parents, Dorothy and Wilbur Small, sister Janice McKinley, and brother, Bill Small. 

She is survived by a cast of thousands.

SOURCE Four Seasons Partnership

#bobgaudio #judyparker #judyparkergaudio #fourseasons #frankievalli #neildiamond #songwriter #nashville

Ringo Starr Releases New Album

Sept. 15, 2017 (O&F) – Ringo Starr's 19th studio album, ‘Give More Love,’ has been released. The new set contains 10 songs, primarily written and recorded with the famous members of Starr’s touring All-Starr Band. Featured artists include Toto’s Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Joe Walsh, the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, noted songwriter Glen Ballard and former Beatles’ bandmate Paul McCartney.

The collection also includes four bonus tracks, re-recordings of some of Starr’s past songs, including 1972”s “Back Off Boogaloo” and 1973’s “Photograph,” performed with the Kentucky based indie-folk group Vandaveer.

Photo Courtesy UMe
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, 'Documenting Popular Music,' is available on iTunes (link in bio). The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, including www.documentingpopularmusic.libsyn.com.◇
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#ringostarr #paulMcCartney #richardmarx #peterframpton #70smusic #80smusic #Vandaveer #rockandroll #60smusic #drummer #toto #joewalsh #newmusic #PeaceandLove #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #oandfstudios
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Ringo Starr Releases New Album

Sept. 15, 2017 (O&F) – Ringo Starrs 19th studio album, ‘Give More Love,’ has been released.  The new set contains 10 songs, primarily written and recorded with the famous members of Starr’s touring All-Starr Band.  Featured artists include Toto’s Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Joe Walsh, the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, noted songwriter Glen Ballard and former Beatles’ bandmate Paul McCartney.

The collection also includes four bonus tracks, re-recordings of some of Starr’s past songs, including 1972”s “Back Off Boogaloo” and 1973’s “Photograph,” performed with the Kentucky based indie-folk group Vandaveer.

Photo Courtesy UMe
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◇The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes (link in bio). The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, including www.documentingpopularmusic.libsyn.com.◇
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#ringostarr #paulMcCartney #richardmarx #peterframpton #70smusic #80smusic #Vandaveer #rockandroll #60smusic #drummer #toto #joewalsh #newmusic #PeaceandLove #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic #oandfstudios

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‘Documenting Popular Music’ in the Top 10 Again

Our interview with Rusty Young has helped put ‘Documenting Popular Music’ into the Top 10 again in the Music category of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.

Listeners really seemed to be drawn to the stories Young told about songs on his new album, ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ (Blue Élan Records). In particular, the inspiration for the song “My Friend,” an ode to Poco bandmates and other musicians, was of great interest. The stories personalized the album, including the story about the song “Honey Bee,” a tribute to his grandfather, who was a musician, and he grandmother, who played piano for silent movies.

If you haven’t heard this episode, yet, you can find it on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

Additional episodes of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ include spotlights on Dan Fogelberg, David Bowie and John Lennon as well as an in-depth feature on country/pop music from the early 1980s.

And we are currently working on a new episode that will take a look at Gordon Lightfoot with an interview with noted author Nicholas Jennings, who has written the definitive biography about the legendary Canadian singer.

Also in the works for ‘Documenting Popular Music’ is a feature on how one of Barry Manilow’s most beloved songs became a hit; a look at TV theme songs that became pop hits in the 1970s; and the careers of the individual members of The Monkees after the group broke up.

Thanks for listening, and tell a friend who also loves the classics!

#rustyyoung #pocorocks #pocoband #danfogelberg #davidbowie #johnlennon #gordonlightfoot #monkees #countrymusic #countrypop #barrymanilow #eaglesband #1970smusic #1980smusic #classicrock #popularmusic #documentary #documentingpopularmusic
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‘Documenting Popular Music’ in the Top 10 Again

Our interview with Rusty Young has helped put ‘Documenting Popular Music’ into the Top 10 again in the Music category of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.

Listeners really seemed to be drawn to the stories Young told about songs on his new album, ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ (Blue Élan Records). In particular, the inspiration for the song “My Friend,” an ode to Poco bandmates and other musicians, was of great interest.  The stories personalized the album, including the story about the song “Honey Bee,” a tribute to his grandfather, who was a musician, and he grandmother, who played piano for silent movies.

If you haven’t heard this episode, yet, you can find it on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.  

Additional episodes of ‘Documenting Popular Music’ include spotlights on Dan Fogelberg, David Bowie and John Lennon as well as an in-depth feature on country/pop music from the early 1980s.

And we are currently working on a new episode that will take a look at Gordon Lightfoot with an interview with noted author Nicholas Jennings, who has written the definitive biography about the legendary Canadian singer.

Also in the works for ‘Documenting Popular Music’ is a feature on how one of Barry Manilow’s most beloved songs became a hit; a look at TV theme songs that became pop hits in the 1970s; and the careers of the individual members of The Monkees after the group broke up.

Thanks for listening, and tell a friend who also loves the classics!

#rustyyoung #pocorocks #pocoband #danfogelberg #davidbowie #johnlennon #gordonlightfoot #monkees #countrymusic #countrypop #barrymanilow #eaglesband #1970smusic #1980smusic #classicrock #popularmusic #documentary #documentingpopularmusic

Rusty Young is Promoting His New Album with a Live Appearances

Sept. 16, 2017 (O&F) – Rusty Young, the leader of the group Poco, is touring to promote his new album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun.’ It is Young’s first solo album in a 50+ year career, and critics and fans are praising the album and Young’s skill as a songwriter.

Concert Dates:

09/21/2017
San Juan Capistrano, CA -
The Coach House
With Special Guest Chelsea Williams

09/27/2017
St. Louis, MO -
Vintage Vinyl Performance & Signing
Solo Rusty Event

10/13/2017
Rocky Mount, VA -
Harvester Performance Center

10/14/2017
Alexandra, VA -
The Birchmere Music Hall

10/21/2017
Cary, NC -
Cary's Booth Amphitheater

10/25/2017
Chicago, IL -
City Winery Chicago

10/27/2017
Steelville, MO -
Wildwood Springs Lodge

10/28/2017
Steelville, MO -
Wildwood Springs Lodge

10/29/2017
Kansas City, MO -
Knuckleheads

11/04/2017
Bay Shore, NY -
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

11/08/2017
Denver, CO -
The Soiled Dove

11/09/2017
Tucson, AZ -
The Fox Theatre

11/10/2017
Agoura Hills, CA -
The Canyon Club & Special Events Center
Poco Feat. Rusty Young

11/11/2017
Oakland, CA -
Yoshi's Oakland

12/15/2017
Godfrey, IL -
Olin Theatre

01/20/2018
Saratoga, CA -
The Carriage House Theater at Montalvo Art Center

03/03/2018
Ft. Lauderdale / Jamaica / Grand Cayman -
Rock N Romance Cruise

04/27/2018
Bremerton, WA -
Admiral Theatre

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You can hear the O&F Studio’s interview with Young on the radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

#rustyyoung #pocorocks #pocoband #poco #1970smusic #1980smusic #acousticrock #newmusic #2017concerts #livemusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic
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Rusty Young is Promoting His New Album with a Live Appearances

Sept. 16, 2017 (O&F) – Rusty Young, the leader of the group Poco, is touring to promote his new album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun.’ It is Young’s first solo album in a 50+ year career, and critics and fans are praising the album and Young’s skill as a songwriter.

Concert Dates:

09/21/2017
San Juan Capistrano, CA - 
The Coach House
With Special Guest Chelsea Williams

09/27/2017
St. Louis, MO - 
Vintage Vinyl Performance & Signing
Solo Rusty Event

10/13/2017
Rocky Mount, VA - 
Harvester Performance Center

10/14/2017
Alexandra, VA - 
The Birchmere Music Hall

10/21/2017
Cary, NC - 
Carys Booth Amphitheater

10/25/2017
Chicago, IL - 
City Winery Chicago 

10/27/2017
Steelville, MO - 
Wildwood Springs Lodge

10/28/2017
Steelville, MO - 
Wildwood Springs Lodge

10/29/2017
Kansas City, MO - 
Knuckleheads

11/04/2017
Bay Shore, NY - 
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts

11/08/2017
Denver, CO - 
The Soiled Dove

11/09/2017
Tucson, AZ - 
The Fox Theatre

11/10/2017
Agoura Hills, CA - 
The Canyon Club & Special Events Center
Poco Feat. Rusty Young

11/11/2017
Oakland, CA - 
Yoshis Oakland 

12/15/2017
Godfrey, IL - 
Olin Theatre

01/20/2018
Saratoga, CA - 
The Carriage House Theater at Montalvo Art Center

03/03/2018
Ft. Lauderdale / Jamaica / Grand Cayman - 
Rock N Romance Cruise

04/27/2018
Bremerton, WA - 
Admiral Theatre

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You can hear the O&F Studio’s interview with Young on the radio-documentary series ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

#rustyyoung #pocorocks #pocoband #poco #1970smusic #1980smusic #acousticrock #newmusic #2017concerts #livemusic #popularmusic #documentingpopularmusic

Steve Miller’s 'Ultimate Hits' Collection Released

Sept 15, 2017 -- Music legend Steve Miller has produced and personally directed the curation and creative process for two new, career-spanning Steve Miller Band ‘Ultimate Hits’ collections. The collection is available as a 1CD and digital edition, which features 22 essential Steve Miller Band tracks and three previously unreleased rarities. ‘Ultimate Hits’ is also available as an expanded 2CD and digital deluxe edition with 40 tracks, including the acclaimed band's top hits, live tracks, and eight previously unreleased recordings from the studio and the stage. On October 27, both editions will be released on 180-gram vinyl in 2LP and 4LP deluxe packages, which are available for preorder.

Both editions feature Steve Miller Band's biggest worldwide chart-toppers, including "Take The Money And Run," "Rock'n Me," "Jet Airliner," "The Joker," "Abracadabra," "Jungle Love," and "Fly Like An Eagle." The 1CD and digital edition adds two previously unreleased live recordings, "Living In The USA" and "Space Cowboy," as well as a never-before-released Steve Miller solo recording of "Seasons." The 2CD and digital deluxe edition also features those rarities, plus five more previously unreleased studio and live recordings, including a demo for "Take The Money And Run." Ultimate Hits' stunning cover art was designed and photographed by StormStudios in collaboration with Miller.

It was recently announced that Steve Miller has brought his entire catalogue of recorded music to Capitol, where he originally began his recording career in 1967. Miller has opened his vault/warehouse of music, footage, photos, memorabilia, artwork, handwritten notes, journals, and more to Capitol/UMe to include in his upcoming releases. Steve Miller Band's new Ultimate Hits collections, produced by Miller, launch the initiative.

"Selecting material to include in these two collections and revisiting the creation of these recordings I'm reminded of how I learned to make multi-track recordings from Les Paul and play lead guitar from T Bone Walker. I've been blessed to work with so many wonderful musicians and engineers and friends over the years. Mostly I want to thank you our fans who come out to our shows and listen to our records. I hope you enjoy this as much I did putting this together for you." -- Steve Miller

Running through Miller's distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados - not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford - so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

One of the world's most commercially successful and acclaimed artist/bands in the history of popular music, Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. The Steve Miller Band released two LPs on Capitol Records in 1968: Children of the Future, and Sailor,which included "Living In The USA," which became a staple on the new rock radio format. Next came Brave New World, the band's third album including the hit "Space Cowboy," and "My Dark Hour," which Miller recorded in London with fellow label-mate, Paul McCartney, who is credited as Paul Ramon.

After the band's next few albums, Your Saving Grace (1969), Rock Love (1971), Recall The Beginning (1972), and Number 5 (1970), Miller made some changes to the band, went to Los Angeles and produced his own record in 19 days. That album was The Joker. The title track became a Number One worldwide smash hit. Miller had crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. His next two albums, Fly Like an Eagle (1976) and Book of Dreams (1977), both went multiplatinum, and the hits they generated are among the most recognizable songs in pop music history.

Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: "Take The Money And Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like An Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and "Swingtown," to name a few. In 1978, Capitol released Greatest Hits 1974–78, which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. Miller's had a worldwide hit with "Abracadabra," the title track of his 1982 album and in 1986, a #1 Billboard Rock Album Track with "I Want To Make The World Turn Around." To this day, his songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio. Their hooks are the very definition of indelible.

In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And, as always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or exploring the blue highways of American music, he is playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence. At this stage of his life, in 2017, Miller feels more fulfilled than ever. He recently moved to New York, where he is on the Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center and on the Board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Musical Instrument Department. And, of course, he continues to record and is currently on tour.
stevemillerband.com

STEVE MILLER BAND: ULTIMATE HITS [1CD; Digital; 2LP]

1. Harmony Of The Spheres 2
2. Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul
3. Take The Money And Run
4. Rock'n Me
5. The Stake
6. Threshold
7. Jet Airliner
8. The Joker
9. Abracadabra
10. Jungle Love
11. Swingtown
12. Dance, Dance, Dance
13. Serenade From The Stars
14. Space Intro
15. Fly Like An Eagle
16. Wild Mountain Honey
17. Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased)
18. Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased)
19. Seasons (Previously Unreleased)
20. I Want To Make The World Turn Around
21. Winter Time
22. The Window

STEVE MILLER BAND: ULTIMATE HITS (DELUXE EDITION) [2CD, Digital; 4LP]

CD 1
1. Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul
2. Gangster Of Love (Live – Previously Unreleased)
3. The Joker
4. Baby's Callin' Me Home (Previously Unreleased)
5. My Dark Hour
6. Little Girl
7. Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased)
8. Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased)
9. Seasons (Previously Unreleased)
10. Journey From Eden
11. Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma
12. Going To Mexico
13. Kow Kow Calculator (Live – Previously Unreleased)
14. Come On In My Kitchen (Live)
15. Sugar Babe (Live)
16. The Lovin' Cup (Live)
17. Dance, Dance, Dance
18. Take The Money And Run
19. Rock'n Me
20. Space Intro
21. Fly Like An Eagle

CD 2
1. Wild Mountain Honey
2. The Window
3. Take The Money And Run (Demo) (Previously Unreleased)
4. In The Midnight Hour (Previously Unreleased)
5. Jungle Love
6. Threshold
7. Jet Airliner
8. The Stake
9. Swingtown
10. Serenade From The Stars
11. True Fine Love
12. Heart Like A Wheel
13. Abracadabra
14. I Want To Make The World Turn Around
15. Italian X Rays
16. Don't Cha Know
17. Cry Cry Cry
18. Stranger Blues
19. Behind The Barn

SOURCE Capitol/UMe

The O&F Studios radio-documentary series, 'Documenting Popular Music,' is availalbe on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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Steve Miller’s Ultimate Hits Collection Released

Sept 15, 2017 -- Music legend Steve Miller has produced and personally directed the curation and creative process for two new, career-spanning Steve Miller Band ‘Ultimate Hits’ collections.  The collection is available as a 1CD and digital edition, which features 22 essential Steve Miller Band tracks and three previously unreleased rarities.  ‘Ultimate Hits’ is also available as an expanded 2CD and digital deluxe edition with 40 tracks, including the acclaimed bands top hits, live tracks, and eight previously unreleased recordings from the studio and the stage. On October 27, both editions will be released on 180-gram vinyl in 2LP and 4LP deluxe packages, which are available for preorder.

Both editions feature Steve Miller Bands biggest worldwide chart-toppers, including Take The Money And Run, Rockn Me, Jet Airliner, The Joker, Abracadabra, Jungle Love, and Fly Like An Eagle.  The 1CD and digital edition adds two previously unreleased live recordings, Living In The USA and Space Cowboy, as well as a never-before-released Steve Miller solo recording of Seasons. The 2CD and digital deluxe edition also features those rarities, plus five more previously unreleased studio and live recordings, including a demo for Take The Money And Run. Ultimate Hits stunning cover art was designed and photographed by StormStudios in collaboration with Miller.

It was recently announced that Steve Miller has brought his entire catalogue of recorded music to Capitol, where he originally began his recording career in 1967. Miller has opened his vault/warehouse of music, footage, photos, memorabilia, artwork, handwritten notes, journals, and more to Capitol/UMe to include in his upcoming releases. Steve Miller Bands new Ultimate Hits collections, produced by Miller, launch the initiative. 

Selecting material to include in these two collections and revisiting the creation of these recordings Im reminded of how I learned to make multi-track recordings from Les Paul and play lead guitar from T Bone Walker. Ive been blessed to work with so many wonderful musicians and engineers and friends over the years.  Mostly I want to thank you our fans who come out to our shows and listen to our records. I hope you enjoy this as much I did putting this together for you. -- Steve Miller

Running through Millers distinctive catalog is a combination of virtuosity and song craft. His parents were jazz aficionados - not to mention close friends of Les Paul and Mary Ford - so, as a budding guitarist, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from that musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, eventually moving to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield. 

One of the worlds most commercially successful and acclaimed artist/bands in the history of popular music, Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late 60s. The Steve Miller Band released two LPs on Capitol Records in 1968: Children of the Future, and Sailor,which included Living In The USA, which became a staple on the new rock radio format. Next came Brave New World, the bands third album including the hit Space Cowboy, and My Dark Hour, which Miller recorded in London with fellow label-mate, Paul McCartney, who is credited as Paul Ramon.

After the bands next few albums, Your Saving Grace (1969), Rock Love (1971), Recall The Beginning (1972), and Number 5 (1970), Miller made some changes to the band, went to Los Angeles and produced his own record in 19 days. That album was The Joker. The title track became a Number One worldwide smash hit. Miller had crafted a brand of pure pop that was polished, exciting and irresistible that dominated radio in a way that few artists have ever managed. His next two albums, Fly Like an Eagle (1976) and Book of Dreams (1977), both went multiplatinum, and the hits they generated are among the most recognizable songs in pop music history.

Hit followed hit in what seemed like an endless flow: Take The Money And Run, Rockn Me, Fly Like An Eagle, Jet Airliner, Jungle Love, and Swingtown, to name a few. In 1978, Capitol released Greatest Hits 1974–78, which has sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. Millers had a worldwide hit with Abracadabra, the title track of his 1982 album and in 1986, a #1 Billboard Rock Album Track with I Want To Make The World Turn Around. To this day, his songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio. Their hooks are the very definition of indelible. 

In recent years, Miller has immersed himself in the blues once again. And, as always, whether he was riding the top of the charts or exploring the blue highways of American music, he is playing and singing with conviction and precision, passion and eloquence. At this stage of his life, in 2017, Miller feels more fulfilled than ever. He recently moved to New York, where he is on the Board of Jazz at Lincoln Center and on the Board of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Musical Instrument Department. And, of course, he continues to record and is currently on tour. 
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STEVE MILLER BAND:  ULTIMATE HITS [1CD; Digital; 2LP]

1. Harmony Of The Spheres 2 
2. Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul 
3. Take The Money And Run 
4. Rockn Me 
5. The Stake 
6. Threshold 
7. Jet Airliner 
8. The Joker 
9. Abracadabra 
10. Jungle Love 
11. Swingtown 
12. Dance, Dance, Dance 
13. Serenade From The Stars 
14. Space Intro 
15. Fly Like An Eagle 
16. Wild Mountain Honey 
17. Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
18. Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
19. Seasons (Previously Unreleased) 
20. I Want To Make The World Turn Around 
21. Winter Time 
22. The Window

STEVE MILLER BAND:  ULTIMATE HITS (DELUXE EDITION) [2CD, Digital; 4LP]

CD 1
1. Steve Miller at age five talking to his Godfather Les Paul 
2. Gangster Of Love (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
3. The Joker 
4. Babys Callin Me Home (Previously Unreleased) 
5. My Dark Hour 
6. Little Girl 
7. Living In The USA (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
8. Space Cowboy (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
9. Seasons (Previously Unreleased) 
10. Journey From Eden 
11. Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma 
12. Going To Mexico 
13. Kow Kow Calculator (Live – Previously Unreleased) 
14. Come On In My Kitchen (Live) 
15. Sugar Babe (Live) 
16. The Lovin Cup (Live) 
17. Dance, Dance, Dance 
18. Take The Money And Run 
19. Rockn Me 
20. Space Intro 
21. Fly Like An Eagle

CD 2
1. Wild Mountain Honey 
2. The Window 
3. Take The Money And Run (Demo) (Previously Unreleased) 
4. In The Midnight Hour (Previously Unreleased) 
5. Jungle Love 
6. Threshold 
7. Jet Airliner 
8. The Stake 
9. Swingtown 
10. Serenade From The Stars 
11. True Fine Love 
12. Heart Like A Wheel 
13. Abracadabra 
14. I Want To Make The World Turn Around 
15. Italian X Rays 
16. Dont Cha Know 
17. Cry Cry Cry 
18. Stranger Blues 
19. Behind The Barn

SOURCE Capitol/UMe

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The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.  

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The Leader of Poco Talks in-depth about His First Solo Album and Joyfully Reminisces about the Past

Rusty Young talks to ‘Documenting Popular Music’ about his new album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun.’ After more than 50 years in music Young has recorded his first solo album, which not only gives you a peek into his life, but also into his emotions, as the “Crazy Love” singer/songwriter is unabashedly sentimental.

In the interview, Young discusses the stories behind the songs, and when he gets to the track “My Friend” it becomes an historic, musical trip down memory lane. He happily talks about former Poco bandmates Randy Meisner, Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Timothy B. Schmit, as well as others such as Gregg Allman, Gram Parsons, JD Souther, Don Henley and Glenn Frey.

You can listen to the program is available as a podcast on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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New Album and New Interview with Poco’s Rusty Young

Sept. 12, 2017 (O&F) -- Rusty Young’s New Album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ will be released this Friday, September 15. But before that, we’ve got an interview with Rusty and an inside look at the album on tomorrow’s (September 13) episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music.’

As the leader of the band Poco, Young has accomplished many things in his musical life; however, surprisingly, recording a solo album was not one of them. That oversight has been corrected through a deal with Blue Élan Records, which has a performer-friendly reputation of letting artists such as Young write and record the kinds of music that made them famous.

After listening to ‘Waitin’ for the Sun,’ it would be fair and accurate to use the old cliché of “it was worth the wait.” However, it might be more honest to say it's so satisfying that you wish he would have done this years ago, but you also realize the stories and emotions the songs convey were not complete until now.

The album is good and full of the sentimental feelings that seem to come naturally to Young. His love for his family, friends, bandmates – and a good up-tempo tune – come through, and several members of Poco (past and present) are featured on the album.

The songs “My Friend” “Sara’s Song” and the title track are particular standouts on the personal journey this album creates.

Young’s album will be available through a variety of sites, including iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/album/waitin-for-the-sun/id1254013446)

Or from Blue Élan Records (www.blueelan.com/rusty-young-store)

Meanwhile, ‘Documenting Popular Music’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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New Album and New Interview with Poco’s Rusty Young

Sept. 12, 2017 (O&F) -- Rusty Young’s New Album ‘Waitin’ for the Sun’ will be released this Friday, September 15.  But before that, we’ve got an interview with Rusty and an inside look at the album on tomorrow’s (September 13) episode of ‘Documenting Popular Music.’

As the leader of the band Poco, Young has accomplished many things in his musical life; however, surprisingly, recording a solo album was not one of them.  That oversight has been corrected through a deal with Blue Élan Records, which has a performer-friendly reputation of letting artists such as Young write and record the kinds of music that made them famous.

After listening to ‘Waitin’ for the Sun,’ it would be fair and accurate to use the old cliché of “it was worth the wait.”  However, it might be more honest to say its so satisfying that you wish he would have done this years ago, but you also realize the stories and emotions the songs convey were not complete until now.

The album is good and full of the sentimental feelings that seem to come naturally to Young.  His love for his family, friends, bandmates – and a good up-tempo tune – come through, and several members of Poco (past and present) are featured on the album.

The songs “My Friend” “Sara’s Song” and the title track are particular standouts on the personal journey this album creates.

Young’s album will be available through a variety of sites, including iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/waitin-for-the-sun/id1254013446)

Or from Blue Élan Records (http://www.blueelan.com/rusty-young-store)

Meanwhile, ‘Documenting Popular Music’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#RustyYoung #Poco #classicrock #accousticrock #newmusic #1960smusic #1970smusic #1980smusic #クラシックロック #ポコ

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Country Singers Don Williams and Troy Gentry have Died

Sept. 8, 2017 (O&F) – The country singer nicknamed the ‘Gentle Giant,’ Don Williams, has died at the age of 78, according to his publicist Kirt Webster, who said the singer had been ill.

Williams, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, had 17 #1 country hits before retiring in 2016. He also made it onto Top 40 radio in 1980 with his only crossover hit, “I Believe in You,” which reached #24 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Friday was particularly hard for the country music community as news of Williams death came at about the same time as word that Troy Gentry, half of the Kentucky duo Montgomery Gentry, had died in a helicopter crash at the age of 50.

The duo’s official website released the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00 pm today in Medford, New Jersey. The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50 years old.

Details of the crash are unknown.

Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”

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Country Singers Don Williams and Troy Gentry have Died

Sept. 8, 2017 (O&F) – The country singer nicknamed the ‘Gentle Giant,’ Don Williams, has died at the age of 78, according to his publicist Kirt Webster, who said the singer had been ill.

Williams, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, had 17 #1 country hits before retiring in 2016.  He also made it onto Top 40 radio in 1980 with his only crossover hit, “I Believe in You,” which reached #24 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Friday was particularly hard for the country music community as news of Williams death came at about the same time as word that Troy Gentry, half of the Kentucky duo Montgomery Gentry, had died in a helicopter crash at the age of 50.

The duo’s official website released the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00 pm today in Medford, New Jersey.  The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford.  Troy Gentry was 50 years old.

Details of the crash are unknown.

Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”

#DonWilliams #TroyGentry #MontgomeryGentry #CountryMusi Gental

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Melissa Manchester Releases Two Albums Today

Sept. 8, 2017 (O&F) – More than 40 years after debuting on the pop chart with her first hit single, “Midnight Blue,” Melissa Manchester is currently having one of the busiest years of her career. Not only is she releasing a new studio album today, a second album featuring the complete collection of her singles from the 1970s and 1980s is also being released today.

The new album is ‘The Fellas,’ which has Manchester paying tribute to male singers from the past with new recordings of classic songs made famous by crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin. Manchester says the album is the long overdue follow up to her 1989 album ‘Tribute,’ in which she paid omega to female singers that influenced her. ‘The Fellas’ features a duet on the song “For Me and My Gal” with long-time friend Barry Manilow, who went through the studio musician days with Manchester in the early parts of their respective careers.

Meanwhile, the singles collection, ‘Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles,’ features 43 tracks on two CDs that make up all of Manchester’s singles released on Arista Records during her time at the label.

Included in the set are classic hits such as “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (1978), “Pretty Girls” (1979), “You Should Hear How He Talks About You” (1982) and “Thief of Hearts” (1984).

Additionally, Manchester is also embarking on a limited tour to promote the new album and details of that tour can be found on her website, www.MelissaManchester.com

The Fellas:
1. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
2. Chances Are
3. They Say It’s Wonderful
4. For Me and My Gal (with Barry Manilow)
5. Love is Just Around the Corner
6. Smile
7. Night and Day
8. How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles

CD 1

1. Midnight Blue (Arista single AS-0116, 5/75)
2. I Got Eyes (Arista single AS-0116, 5/75)
3. Just Too Many People (Arista single AS-0146, 8/75)
4. The Lady’s Not Home (Arista single AS-0146, 8/75)
5. Just You and I (Arista single AS-0168, 1/76)
6. My Sweet Thing (Arista single AS-0168, 1/76)
7. Better Days (Arista single AS-0183, 4/76)
8. Sing Sing Sing (Arista single AS-0183, 4/76)
9. Rescue Me (Arista single AS-0196, 7/76)
10. Happy Endings (Arista single AS-0196, 7/76)
11. Monkey See, Monkey Do (Arista single AS-0218, 12/76)
12. So’s My Old Man (Arista single AS-0218, 12/76)
13. Be Somebody (Arista single AS-0237, 1977)
14. Dirty Work (Arista single AS-0237, 1977)
15. I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arista single AS-0267, 9/77)
16. No One’s Ever Seen This Side of Me (Arista single AS-0267, 9/77)
17. Don’t Cry Out Loud (Arista single AS-0373, 11/78)
18. We Had This Time (Arista single AS-0373, 11/78)
19. Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love) (Arista single AS-0405, 4/79)
20. Such a Morning (Arista single AS-0405, 4/79)
21. Pretty Girls (Arista single AS-0456, 9/79)
22. Fire in the Morning (Arista single AS-0485, 2/80)

CD 2

1. It’s All in the Sky Above (Arista single AS-0456, 9/79)
2. Lights of Dawn (Arista single AS-0485, 2/80)
3. If This Is Love (Arista single AS-0551, 8/80)
4. Talk (Arista single AS-0551, 8/80)
5. Without You (Arista single AS-0579, 1980)
6. Boys in the Back Room (Arista single AS-0579, 1980)
7. Lovers After All – with Peabo Bryson (Arista single AS-0587, 2/81)
8. Happier Than I’ve Ever Been (Arista single AS-0587, 2/81)
9. Race to the End (Theme from Chariots of Fire) (Arista single AS-0657, 2/82)
10. Long Goodbyes (Arista single AS-0657, 2/82)
11. You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Arista single AS-0676, 5/82)
12. Hey Ricky (You’re a Lowdown Heel) (Arista single AS-1028, 1982)
13. Come in from the Rain (Arista single AS-1028, 1982)
14. Nice Girls (Arista single AS-1045, 1/83)
15. My Boyfriend’s Back (Arista single AS 1-9014, 6/83)
16. Looking for the Perfect Ahh (Arista single AS 1-9014, 6/83)
17. No One Can Love You More Than Me (Arista single AS 1-9087, 9/83)
18. White Rose (Arista single AS 1-9087, 9/83)
19. I Don’t Care What People Say (Arista single AS 1-9162, 3/84)
20. Emergency (Arista single AS 1-9162, 3/84)
21. You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Special Extended Version) (Bonus Track) (Arista 12-inch single SP 141, 1982)

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The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a vareity of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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Melissa Manchester Releases Two Albums Today

Sept. 8, 2017 (O&F) – More than 40 years after debuting on the pop chart with her first hit single, “Midnight Blue,” Melissa Manchester is currently having one of the busiest years of her career.  Not only is she releasing a new studio album today, a second album featuring the complete collection of her singles from the 1970s and 1980s is also being released today.

The new album is ‘The Fellas,’ which has Manchester paying tribute to male singers from the past with new recordings of classic songs made famous by crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin.  Manchester says the album is the long overdue follow up to her 1989 album ‘Tribute,’ in which she paid omega to female singers that influenced her.  ‘The Fellas’ features a duet on the song “For Me and My Gal” with long-time friend Barry Manilow, who went through the studio musician days with Manchester in the early parts of their respective careers.

Meanwhile, the singles collection, ‘Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles,’ features 43 tracks on two CDs that make up all of Manchester’s singles released on Arista Records during her time at the label.

Included in the set are classic hits such as “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (1978), “Pretty Girls” (1979), “You Should Hear How He Talks About You” (1982) and “Thief of Hearts” (1984).

Additionally, Manchester is also embarking on a limited tour to promote the new album and details of that tour can be found on her website, www.MelissaManchester.com

The Fellas: 
1. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
2. Chances Are
3. They Say It’s Wonderful
4. For Me and My Gal (with Barry Manilow)
5. Love is Just Around the Corner
6. Smile
7. Night and Day
8. How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Through the Eyes of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles

CD 1 

1. Midnight Blue (Arista single AS-0116, 5/75)
2. I Got Eyes (Arista single AS-0116, 5/75)
3. Just Too Many People (Arista single AS-0146, 8/75)
4. The Lady’s Not Home (Arista single AS-0146, 8/75)
5. Just You and I (Arista single AS-0168, 1/76)
6. My Sweet Thing  (Arista single AS-0168, 1/76)
7. Better Days  (Arista single AS-0183, 4/76)
8. Sing Sing Sing (Arista single AS-0183, 4/76)
9. Rescue Me (Arista single AS-0196, 7/76)
10. Happy Endings (Arista single AS-0196, 7/76)
11. Monkey See, Monkey Do (Arista single AS-0218, 12/76)
12. So’s My Old Man (Arista single AS-0218, 12/76)
13. Be Somebody (Arista single AS-0237, 1977)
14. Dirty Work (Arista single AS-0237, 1977)
15. I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arista single AS-0267, 9/77)
16. No One’s Ever Seen This Side of Me (Arista single AS-0267, 9/77)
17. Don’t Cry Out Loud (Arista single AS-0373, 11/78)
18. We Had This Time (Arista single AS-0373, 11/78)
19. Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love) (Arista single AS-0405, 4/79)
20. Such a Morning (Arista single AS-0405, 4/79)
21. Pretty Girls (Arista single AS-0456, 9/79)
22. Fire in the Morning (Arista single AS-0485, 2/80)

CD 2 

1. It’s All in the Sky Above (Arista single AS-0456, 9/79)
2. Lights of Dawn (Arista single AS-0485, 2/80)
3. If This Is Love (Arista single AS-0551, 8/80)
4. Talk (Arista single AS-0551, 8/80)
5. Without You (Arista single AS-0579, 1980)
6. Boys in the Back Room (Arista single AS-0579, 1980)
7. Lovers After All – with Peabo Bryson (Arista single AS-0587, 2/81)
8. Happier Than I’ve Ever Been (Arista single AS-0587, 2/81)
9. Race to the End (Theme from Chariots of Fire) (Arista single AS-0657, 2/82)
10. Long Goodbyes (Arista single AS-0657, 2/82)
11. You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Arista single AS-0676, 5/82)
12. Hey Ricky (You’re a Lowdown Heel) (Arista single AS-1028, 1982)
13. Come in from the Rain (Arista single AS-1028, 1982)
14. Nice Girls (Arista single AS-1045, 1/83)
15. My Boyfriend’s Back (Arista single AS 1-9014, 6/83)
16. Looking for the Perfect Ahh  (Arista single AS 1-9014, 6/83)
17. No One Can Love You More Than Me  (Arista single AS 1-9087, 9/83)
18. White Rose (Arista single AS 1-9087, 9/83)
19. I Don’t Care What People Say (Arista single AS 1-9162, 3/84)
20. Emergency (Arista single AS 1-9162, 3/84)
21. You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Special Extended Version) (Bonus Track) (Arista 12-inch single SP 141, 1982)

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The O&F Studios radio-documentary series Documenting Popular Music is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).

The episodes are also available at Google Play Music, TuneIn, Stiticher, TopPodcast and a vareity of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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New George Michael Single Featuring Nile Rodgers Released

Set. 7, 2017 -- Sony Music announces today the release of “Fantasy,” a single by the late George Michael featuring Nile Rodgers. First recorded by the superstar in the late '80s, the track was intended to be featured on George Michael's second solo album, the multi-platinum, ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1,’ but was left off. It was subsequently a B-side of the U.S. release of the single, “Freedom! '90” and on the UK version of the single “Waiting For That Day” in 1990. But as one of his favorite tracks, George always intended for “Fantasy” to be a single in its own right.

George went on to perform “Fantasy” live during his hugely successful 'Cover To Cover' tour in 1991 and rewarded his loyal fans with the track on free cassettes placed on every seat in the venues he played during the tour. George also later performed “Fantasy” during his '25 Live Tour' over a decade later.

In early 2016, George selected “Fantasy” as the single to launch the highly anticipated reissue of ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1/MTV Unplugged.’ He contacted hitmaker Nile Rodgers to update the track for the project and the result is an up-tempo track with Nile's signature production and George's iconic voice and songwriting.

On October 20th, Sony Music will re-release George's groundbreaking second solo album, ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1/MTV Unplugged.’ Originally released in 1990, ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1,’ outsold Faith in the UK. The album was produced, arranged and almost entirely written by George himself and features hits like “Freedom '90,” “Waiting, Praying For Time” and more. The MTV Unplugged performance was recorded in London in 1996 and features career defining songs from George's Wham! period right through to Older. George's glittering career spanned four decades and he has sold 120 million albums.

‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 | MTV Unplugged’ will be available October 20th as 2CD Edition, Deluxe Box Set and Vinyl.

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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Fantasy is taken from ‘Listen without Prejudice/MTV Unplugged’ – Out October 20th. Listen on Spotify here smarturl.it/GMFreedomSpot and pre-order the ...

Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Set For Release on September 29 on CD And Digital (and on October 27 on Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl)

Sept. 6, 2017 -- On September 29, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Michael Jackson SCREAM, a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including “Ghosts, Torture,” “Thriller,” and “Dirty Diana.” Additionally, SCREAM includes a newly created bonus track, "Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous", a high-energy five-song mashup from the acclaimed remixer The White Panda who created a seamless new musical experience.

Starting today, fans will be able to access the "Blood on The Dance Floor X Dangerous" mash-up of "Blood on the Dance Floor", "Dangerous," "This Place Hotel," "Leave Me Alone," and "Is It Scary". The mash-up by The White Panda premieres exclusively on Shazam.

The track will also be offered as an instant grat track when you pre-order SCREAM digitally and will be available on all streaming platforms.

The choice of tracks for SCREAM reflects The King of Pop's affection for this time of the year and its themes of costumes and disguise, darkness and light, character transformations and surprise. The album will be available in two physical formats, CD and glow-in-dark vinyl (available October 27) each containing a poster unique to the format. Fittingly, the poster and cover art conceal the first ever AR (augmented reality) experience created for a Michael Jackson project.

Each track on SCREAM is remarkable in its own way. For example, "Dirty Diana," was the fifth consecutive No. 1 song from the album Bad which shattered records for consecutive chart topping singles off a single album; "Thriller", penned by Rod Temperton, was the seventh of an unprecedented seven Top 10 singles from Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time; and the Top 5 hit "Scream" is the only duet between Michael Jackson and his sister Janet Jackson. Also included are fan favorites from The Jacksons' albums - "Torture" and "This Place Hotel" (the first single to be written, composed, and arranged solely by Michael); and, making its first appearance on a Michael Jackson album, "Somebody's Watching Me," the international 1985 hit by Rockwell featuring an iconic hook sung by Michael.

Fans are invited to Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations this fall. These celebrations will take place in six major cities around the world: Paris, London, Sydney, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. The events will include screenings of Michael's seven short films from the SCREAM album including the full-length 40 minute Michael Jackson's Ghosts, rarely seen following its initial screening at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. An after party will follow. More information on the Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations will be announced in the coming days.

OFFICIAL SCREAM TRACKLISTING:

1. This Place Hotel
2. Thriller
3. Blood On The Dance Floor
4. Somebody's Watching Me
5. Dirty Diana
6. Torture
7. Leave Me Alone
8. Scream
9. Dangerous
10. Unbreakable
11. Xscape
12. Threatened
13. Ghosts

Bonus Track: Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Set For Release on September 29 on CD And Digital (and on October 27 on Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl)

Sept. 6, 2017 -- On September 29, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Michael Jackson SCREAM, a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including “Ghosts, Torture,” “Thriller,” and “Dirty Diana.”  Additionally, SCREAM includes a newly created bonus track, Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous, a high-energy five-song mashup from the acclaimed remixer The White Panda who created a seamless new musical experience. 

Starting today, fans will be able to access the Blood on The Dance Floor X Dangerous mash-up of Blood on the Dance Floor, Dangerous, This Place Hotel, Leave Me Alone, and Is It Scary.  The mash-up by The White Panda premieres exclusively on Shazam.

The track will also be offered as an instant grat track when you pre-order SCREAM digitally and will be available on all streaming platforms.

The choice of tracks for SCREAM reflects The King of Pops affection for this time of the year and its themes of costumes and disguise, darkness and light, character transformations and surprise.  The album will be available in two physical formats, CD and glow-in-dark vinyl (available October 27) each containing a poster unique to the format.  Fittingly, the poster and cover art conceal the first ever AR (augmented reality) experience created for a Michael Jackson project.

Each track on SCREAM is remarkable in its own way.   For example, Dirty Diana, was the fifth consecutive No. 1 song from the album Bad which shattered records for consecutive chart topping singles off a single album; Thriller, penned by Rod Temperton, was the seventh of an unprecedented seven Top 10 singles from Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time; and the Top 5 hit Scream is the only duet between Michael Jackson and his sister Janet Jackson.  Also included are fan favorites from The Jacksons albums -  Torture and This Place Hotel (the first single to be written, composed, and arranged solely by Michael); and, making its first appearance on a Michael Jackson album, Somebodys Watching Me, the international 1985 hit by Rockwell featuring an iconic hook sung by Michael.

Fans are invited to Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations this fall. These celebrations will take place in six major cities around the world: Paris, London, Sydney, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. The events will include screenings of Michaels seven short films from the SCREAM album including the full-length 40 minute Michael Jacksons Ghosts, rarely seen following its initial screening at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.  An after party will follow.  More information on the Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations will be announced in the coming days. 

OFFICIAL SCREAM TRACKLISTING:

1. This Place Hotel 
2. Thriller 
3. Blood On The Dance Floor 
4. Somebodys Watching Me 
5. Dirty Diana 
6. Torture 
7. Leave Me Alone 
8. Scream 
9. Dangerous 
10. Unbreakable 
11. Xscape 
12. Threatened 
13. Ghosts

Bonus Track:  Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)

SOURCE Legacy Recordings

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Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Has Died at the Age of 67

Sept. 3, 2017 (O&F) – Walter Becker, co-founder of the jazz/pop/rock duo Steely Dan has died, according to his official website, which announced the news today. No cause of death or other information was released.

Becker and partner Donald Fagen made up one of the most unique and innovative acts to come out of the 1970s. Their skills and musicianship were hailed by critics and the duo's peers, who viewed Becker and Fagen as elite musicians and songwriters. The pair was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Fagen released a statement saying he intends to keep their music alive as long as he can with the Steely Dan band.

In the early 70s, the duo was first a hit on FM radio stations with a sound that didn’t exactly fit with the Top 40 songs of the day. However, record sales began making it clear fans loved the sound, and eventually the group’s songs were heard on numerous pop and rock radio stations.

Their early hits included “Do It Again,” (#6, 1972) “Reeling in the Years” (#11, 1973) and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” (#4, 1974).
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By the early 1980s, the band had collected 10 Top 40 hits and nine top-selling albums, seven of which were certified platinum. The 1977 album ‘Aja,’ considered a modern-day masterpiece by some critics, was certified multi-platinum and became the biggest selling album of Steely Dan’s career.

Fagen and Becker worked with numerous studio musicians, who unofficially made up the group, and actor/comedian Chevy Chase was the group’s drummer for a short time when Steely Dan was still being formed.

Steely Dan Albums to Reach the Top 20

Aja #3, 1977
Two Against Nature #6, 2000
Pretzel Logic #8, 1974
Gaucho #9, 1980
Everything Must Go #9, 2003
Katy Lied #13, 1975
The Royal Scam #15, 1976
Can’t Buy a Thrill #17, 1972
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[Chart data from Billboard]
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Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Has Died at the Age of 67

Sept. 3, 2017 (O&F) – Walter Becker, co-founder of the jazz/pop/rock duo Steely Dan has died, according to his official website, which announced the news today.  No cause of death or other information was released.

Becker and partner Donald Fagen made up one of the most unique and innovative acts to come out of the 1970s.  Their skills and musicianship were hailed by critics and the duos peers, who viewed Becker and Fagen as elite musicians and songwriters.  The pair was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Fagen released a statement saying he intends to keep their music alive as long as he can with the Steely Dan band.

In the early 70s, the duo was first a hit on FM radio stations with a sound that didn’t exactly fit with the Top 40 songs of the day.  However, record sales began making it clear fans loved the sound, and eventually the group’s songs were heard on numerous pop and rock radio stations.

Their early hits included “Do It Again,” (#6, 1972) “Reeling in the Years” (#11, 1973) and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” (#4, 1974).
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By the early 1980s, the band had collected 10 Top 40 hits and nine top-selling albums, seven of which were certified platinum.  The 1977 album ‘Aja,’ considered a modern-day masterpiece by some critics, was certified multi-platinum and became the biggest selling album of Steely Dan’s career.

Fagen and Becker worked with numerous studio musicians, who unofficially made up the group, and actor/comedian Chevy Chase was the group’s drummer for a short time when Steely Dan was still being formed.

Steely Dan Albums to Reach the Top 20

Aja #3, 1977
Two Against Nature #6, 2000
Pretzel Logic #8, 1974
Gaucho #9, 1980
Everything Must Go #9, 2003
Katy Lied #13, 1975
The Royal Scam #15, 1976
Can’t Buy a Thrill #17, 1972
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[Chart data from Billboard]
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#steelydan #jazz #rock #70smusic #80smusic #rip #rockandrollhalloffame #musician #walterbecker #donaldfagen #chevychase #aja #スティルダン

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Stanley Clarke Recording with Jazz Artist Bob Holz

Aug. 23, 2017 -- Jazz fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz will begin recording with bassist Stanley Clarke in September for Holz's album due out Spring of 2018.
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"This collaboration with the jazz star and Return to Forever bassist/composer, Stanley Clarke will involve the recording of new compositions I wrote that will take from my roots in jazz, classical, blues and rock music," says Holz.

Joining Holz and Clarke will be former Mahavishnu Orchestra bassist Ralphe Armstrong who currently plays in Holz's touring band, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward featuring Chet Catallo and Ralphe Armstrong. "My compositions have plenty of room for interplay between electric bass and acoustic bass," adds Holz.
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"I'm really honored to record with Stanley Clarke as his music has been a strong influence on me," added Holz.

Clarke has written the music for over 70 major motion pictures in addition to his successful solo career and long tenure as a member of Return To Forever with Chick Corea, Al Di Meola and Lenny White.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Roy Holland Productions
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◇ The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, 'Documenting Popular Music,' is available on iTunes (link in bio).◇
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Stanley Clarke Recording with Jazz Artist Bob Holz

Aug. 23, 2017 -- Jazz fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz will begin recording with bassist Stanley Clarke in September for Holzs album due out Spring of 2018.
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This collaboration with the jazz star and Return to Forever bassist/composer, Stanley Clarke will involve the recording of new compositions I wrote that will take from my roots in jazz, classical, blues and rock music, says Holz.

Joining Holz and Clarke will be former Mahavishnu Orchestra bassist Ralphe Armstrong who currently plays in Holzs touring band, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward featuring Chet Catallo and Ralphe Armstrong. My compositions have plenty of room for interplay between electric bass and acoustic bass, adds Holz.
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Im really honored to record with Stanley Clarke as his music has been a strong influence on me, added Holz.

Clarke has written the music for over 70 major motion pictures in addition to his successful solo career and long tenure as a member of Return To Forever with Chick Corea, Al Di Meola and Lenny White.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Roy Holland Productions
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◇ The O&F Studios radio documentary series, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes (link in bio).◇
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The Music of ABBA is Coming Back in 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'

Aug. 22, 2017 -- Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.

With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018.

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker.

ABBA's Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Universal Pictures

The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, 'Documenting Popular Music,' is available on iTunes (link in bio).
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The Music of ABBA is Coming Back in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Aug. 22, 2017 -- Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.

With the films original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018.

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker.

ABBAs Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.

SOURCE and Photo Courtesy Universal Pictures

The O&F Studios radio documentary series, Documenting Popular Music, is available on iTunes (link in bio).
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#ABBA #tomhanks #mamamia #70smusic #popmusic #top40 #documentingpopularmusic #popularmusic #oandfstudios

Leader of the Band: Remembering Dan Fogelberg with Stories and Insights from His Record Producer

Dan Fogelberg’s talent was apparent from an early age, and by the time he was 19, he had a recording contract with a major record label. The man who would produce this young talent was Norbert Putnam, who was only about nine years Fogelberg’s senior. Together, these two worked on three of Fogelberg’s albums, which would turn out to be some of the most important records in his career.

In an exclusive interview for the radio documentary series 'Documenting Popular Music,' veteran journalist Robert Neil speaks with Putnam about creating the album ‘Home Free,’ ‘Nether Lands’ and ‘Phoenix.’ Included are stories about recording some of Fogelberg’s most famous songs, including “Longer,” “Dancing Shoes,” Netherlands,” “Wishing on the Moon," "The River" and others.

In this presentation you’ll also learn how the man who wrote musical scores for ‘The Outer Limits,' a sci-fi television show, was instrumental in one of Fogelberg’s albums. Just as important – if not more – was a 14-year-old girl, who let her important father know Fogelberg was a rising star.

The late Fogelberg, who died in 2007, was one of the most talented musicians Putnam says he’d ever recorded, and he is currently working to produce a new tribute album that will feature numerous stars singing Fogelberg’s songs.

The tribute album is just one of several projects focusing on Fogelberg this year, and his widow Jean Fogelberg is hoping those efforts, along with a petition of nearly 50,000 signatures, will help get Dan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (More info on this can be found on the Facebook page Induct Dan Fogelberg in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.)

Our thanks to Norbert Putnam for the hours and stories he shared, and to the very busy Jean Fogelberg, who put us in touch with Putnam.

You can read more stories about Putnam’s amazing career in his memoir, ‘Music Lessons Vol. 1,’ in which he recounts his days playing with Elvis Presley, helping create Jimmy Buffet’s biggest hit and working with a long list of artists on some of their best known songs and albums. (More info on the book can be found at www.musiclessonsbynorbertputnam.com.)

This episode of 'Documenting Popular Music' is available on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2) as well as other outlets.

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The King is Gone, Yet the King Lives On

Aug. 16, 2017 (O&F) – Forty-years ago today, the world was shaken with the news that ELVIS PRESLEY had died at the age of 42. The King of Rock and Roll was such a powerful figure that many refused to believe he was really gone. Based on his continued popularity in current culture, those non-believers may have a point.

In the past three years, RCA Records has released seven new Elvis albums, including three that have reached the Top 100 on Billboard’s popular album charts. The most recent album on that list is 2016’s ‘The Wonder of You,’ a collection of selected Presley songs remixed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which peaked at #47 and went platinum. Meanwhile, 2015’s ‘If I Can Dream,’ also remixed with the Philharmonic, peaked at #21 and went multi-platinum.

Additionally, Elvis has had five albums reach the Top 20 since his death, including the greatest hits packages ‘Elvis: 30 #1 Hits’ which – fittingly – reached #1 in 2002 while being certified multi-platinum, and ‘2nd to None,’ which reached #3 in 2003 and went platinum.

Meanwhile, millions of devoted followers make the pilgrimage to Presley’s Graceland home every year, and this year it is costing those fans $28.75 to walk past the icon’s grave during what has become an annual candlelight vigil to mark his death.

Long live the King!

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The O&F Studios' radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).
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The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

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The King is Gone, Yet the King Lives On

Aug. 16, 2017 (O&F) – Forty-years ago today, the world was shaken with the news that ELVIS PRESLEY had died at the age of 42.  The King of Rock and Roll was such a powerful figure that many refused to believe he was really gone.  Based on his continued popularity in current culture, those non-believers may have a point.

In the past three years, RCA Records has released seven new Elvis albums, including three that have reached the Top 100 on Billboard’s popular album charts.  The most recent album on that list is 2016’s ‘The Wonder of You,’ a collection of selected Presley songs remixed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which peaked at #47 and went platinum.  Meanwhile, 2015’s ‘If I Can Dream,’ also remixed with the Philharmonic, peaked at #21 and went multi-platinum.

Additionally, Elvis has had five albums reach the Top 20 since his death, including the greatest hits packages ‘Elvis:  30 #1 Hits’ which – fittingly – reached #1 in 2002 while being certified multi-platinum, and ‘2nd to None,’ which reached #3 in 2003 and went platinum.

Meanwhile, millions of devoted followers make the pilgrimage to Presley’s Graceland home every year, and this year it is costing those fans $28.75 to walk past the icon’s grave during what has become an annual candlelight vigil to mark his death.

Long live the King!

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The O&F Studios radio documentary series, ‘Documenting Popular Music,’ is available as a podcast on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/documenting-popular-music/id1252816752?mt=2).
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The episodes are also available on Google Play Music, Stitcher, Top Podcast and a variety of other outlets, or at http://DocumentingPopularMusic.libsyn.com.

#Elvis #TheKing #ElvisPresley #Graceland #1950smusic #1960smusic #1970smusic

 

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