A Major Find ! - the lost recordings 1965-1966 Sundazed Music is proud to release Another Side of This Life, 18 previously unheard demo recordings of Gram Parsons, country-rock pioneer and former member of the Byrds and founding member of the Flying Burrito Brothers. The release--available on CD and High-Definition Vinyl--features Parsons, singing and playing acoustic guitar, recorded from March 1965 to April 1966 at the home of his Winter Haven, Fla. friend, Jim Carlton. Another Side of This Life also features rare photos and a detailed liner essay by noted writer Stanley Booth (The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones).Sundazed Music is proud to release Another Side of This Life, 18 previously unheard demo recordings of Gram Parsons, country-rock pioneer and former member of the Byrds and founding member of the Flying Burrito Brothers. The release--available on CD and High-Definition Vinyl--features Parsons, singing and playing acoustic guitar, recorded from March 1965 to April 1966 at the home of his Winter Haven, Fla. friend, Jim Carlton. Another Side of This Life also features rare photos and a detailed liner essay by noted writer Stanley Booth (The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones).
(1953-56 ´Imperial´) (71:03/30) The first volume in this series (CDCHD 597) took us from Fats´ debut single. The Fat Man which was recorded in 1949, through to his 14th release in 1952. Volume 2 contains recordings made up to November 1955. This period saw Fats cross over from the R&B charts to the Top 20 pop charts with Ain´t It A Shame, which reached number 10 in July 1955. Another milestone, is the first (78 rpm) Domino single to gain release in Britain on the London label in February 1954, Rose Mary b/w You Said You Love Me. This CD presents a wonderful melange of blues, R&B and rock´n´roll which can be summarised under the title of the joyful Professor Longhair anthem, Mardi Gras In New Orleans. The rationale behind these releases is to provide Fats´ singles in chronological order for the first time, showing the development of his sound, style and career through time. It´s well known that Imperial speeded up Fats´ singles in the rock´n´roll era in order to give his voice a lighter, more commercial sound. The first track to be so ´doctored´ was the aforementioned Ain´t It A Shame. It is, however, less known that when earlier singles subsequently appeared on Imperial´s late 50s LP reissues they too were speeded up. And it´s those LP versions that have been reissued again ever since, including those on the comprehensive Bear Family box set. Now, with the help of expert researchers Dave Sax and Victor Pearlin, the original singles have been timed and the tracks have been remastered at the original speed. This work shows enormous dedication to the recreation of the original sound! In addition to both sides of the 14 singles, two high quality bonus tracks, Swanee River Hop and if You Need Me, are included and, for the first time on reissue, the instrumental introduction to I Lived My Life can be heard. Furthermore, a lot of new information is provided in the fascinating and highly detailed notes written by Domino biographer Rick Coleman. Fats Domino´s smile is devastating, his music is uplifting and he remains a unique artist with an immediately recognisable sound. This CD covers a historic period of his career where he started the move from gutsy boogie´n´blues to rock´n´roll,from black audiences to world-wide super-stardom. It´s another vivid snapshot of rock´n´roll history and portends Fats´ influence on the forthcoming sound of swamp-pop. Let´s all go to the Mardi Gras!
Gebundene Ausgabe - 383 Seiten -Parragon Inc - Englisch Introduction Elvis Presley burst onto the American music scene in 1956, although he had been well-known locally around Memphis for some time beforehand. He quickly became synonymous with the new rock ´n´ roll music and teenagers everywhere took him to their hearts. His sensual performing style whipped his female fans into a frenzy, which initially caused much criticism in the press — but the resulting publicity did his career no harm at all. After he was drafted and did his service in the US army, without complaint or favors, opinion about him in the press began to change, and on his return his new, mature style helped him to reach an even wider audience. Not content with being perhaps the world´s most popular singer, he also moved into acting and soon took Hollywood by storm. During his career he made 31 movies — all of which were a success at the box office — and in the middle of the 1960s he was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. After he returned to the concert stage in the 1970s his shows in Las Vegas were legendary, and he was soon dubbed the `World´s Greatest Entertainer´. Elvis Presley: Unseen Archives charts the fascinating life of Elvis, right from his humble beginnings to his tragic death as a superstar and its aftermath. The exciting collection of photographs featured not only show him performing, but also include candid shots documenting his private life and a comprehensive selection of stills taken during the making of his movies. Many of the photographs are not clearly dated in the archives, but in this book they have been carefully placed in context with what was happening in his career at around the time they were taken. The pictures are accompanied by detailed and perceptive captions, which give a rounded portrait of the world´s most famous singer. Elvis Presley was a phenomenon and his legacy continues to captivate people even today — the King may be dead, but his memory lingers on.
(2004/Elvis Unlimited) English, Paperback, 22x30.5 cm, complete illustrated with color & b/w photos, 80 pages. - Elvis and the stars... For those who enjoy every detail about Elvis Presley, this book is essential. It´s the first A-Z book to sum up all the essential details of nearly every famous star or personality Elvis met in his entire life, in a compact form, with a picture of Elvis and the person written about. A book terribly missed by every Elvis fan. Elvis Unlimited proudly presents Elvis and other Celebrities - Candid Favourite Shots Elvis is said to be the most photographed man in history. If not the most photographed, he is certainly one of the most photographed anyway. He was photographed with stars and personalities like Richard M. Nixon, Frank Sinatra, Muhammed Ali, Glen Campbell, Bill Haley, Dean Martin and Sophia Loren among many, many others. But sometimes you have probably caught a glimpse of Elvis with someone else on a picture, you never knew who were? ´´Who is Elvis standing with on that picture?,´´ you have probably asked yourself several times. If so, you now get the chance to learn a lot more about these other - not so famous - personalities as well. Names like Tempest Storm, Imogene Coco, Dorothy Harmony, Gary Merrill and Hedda Hopper. That problem has now been solved, thanks to Elvis and Other Celebrities - Candid Favourite Shots. You can read a lot more about them and many others, their meeting and connection with Elvis, in this detailed book The book is not supposed to be a photo book, with many rare and unpublished photos, even though some are really rare and even unpublished Elvis and other Celebrities - Candid Favourite Shots offers this crucial information and pictures for the first time in one single book. It´s a powerful and fascinating book that will delight and captivate every Elvis fan around the Globe!
Taschenbuch - 554 Seiten - Plexus Publishing Ltd - 1992 - Englisch FOR THE FIRST TIME in more than a decade, ROLLING STONE´S classic history of rock has been completely revised, redesigned and updated to include the most important new sounds and artists of the 1980s and ´90s. eginning with rock´s roots in blues, jazz and gospel, ROLLING STONE brings to life more than four decades of musical excitement as we expe-rience the evolution of a dynamic, revolutionary art form. Here are eye-opening portraits and critical assessments of Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, James Brown and Bob Dylan, and more, all the way up to today´s most influential stars and styles — Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, U2, Prince, Public Enemy and other ground-breakers in rock, rap, world music and heavy metal. The essays are by the world´s preeminent rock writers — among them Greil Marcus, Robert Palmer, David Fricke, Dave Marsh, Robert Christgau, Chuck Eddy, Stephen Holden, Bill Flanagan, Alan Light, J. D. Considine and many others. The photography in the ILLUSTRATED HISTORY is superlative, represent-ing the work of the most celebrated photographers along with rare snapshots and long-lost photos from the early days of rock. omplete with detailed discog-raphies on every important performer and genre, THE ROLLING STONE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL is an indispensable reference for every fan.
(1962-64 ´Imperial´) (54:46/26) The fifth and final volume in the Fats Domino Imperial singles series takes us up to 1964, and as usual covers all the A and B-sides and includes a couple of contemporary album tracks in stereo for good measure. The rest of the CD is in original mono and never waivers from the true singles masters as they were issued in the US. This volume covers the period just as Fats was cooling off chart-wise and includes singles released on Imperial after he had left for ABC Paramount in 1963. This is the least reissued period of Fats Domino but contains many gems. The booklet is packed with great pictures, period advertising and detailed information, and is a handsome companion to the previous volumes and completes the set. 1961 had been a good year for New Orleans R&B, with hits by Joe Barry, Ernie K-Doe, Clarence ´Frogman´ Henry, Chris Kenner and Fats, but things started to cool off in ´62 for our man. It was as if after ten years of hits for him, the gates were swinging open to a plethora of talent from New Orleans and Louisiana. As the 60s progressed this presence continued to be felt, with hits by Jessie Hill, Lee Dorsey, the Dixie Cups and others, while Fats’ star waned, exacerbated by a change of record company and a change in the listening tastes of young record buyers, but in retrospect it’s clear that the decline in hit records was not reflected by a drop in quality. The sides here include ‘Jambalaya’, ‘You Win Again’ and ‘Your Cheating Heart’, Fats´ take on the great Hank Williams, at a time when Ray Charles was changing the face of R&B with covers of country material, some great New Orleans R&B in ‘I Hear You Knocking’, ‘You Always Hurt The One You Love’ and ‘Goin’ Home’, and superb original songs such as ‘My Real Name’, ‘Dance With Mr Domino’ and ‘Did You Ever See A Dream Walking’ – all in all a veritable feast of Fats at his best. Fats’ albums were still strong sellers, and from 1962’s ´Just Domino´ we have included ‘Teenage Love’ and ‘La La’ – as they were released at the time in stereo, we have included stereo masters in this collection. Fats Domino has a larger than life profile following Hurricane Katrina, and he and his producer/songwriter Dave Bartholomew have been honoured by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today Fats’ name is up there with the great surviving rock’n’roll legends. Now’s the time to complete your library of his Imperial singles. Rest assured, take any volume from the series and you will never be less than happy, and more than likely be ready to get up and dance! By Brian Nevill