Der Titel von Ina Müllers neuem Album Weiblich. Ledig. 40. klingt bestimmt provokativ im Sinne gewisser Frauenzeitschriften. Ganz sicherlich spielt die Moderatorin, Autorin, Schauspielerin und Sängerin aus Hamburg mit dieser coolen Ironie der Generation 40 plus in fast allen ihren Texten, greift gängige Slogans und Trendstories um die Frau als solche auf. Das klingt manchmal etwas arg platt und klischeehaft nach forscher Frauenliteratur, etwa auf „Wegen einer Älteren“, „Ich ziehe aus“ und dem simpel gestrickten „Dumm kickt gut“ im Reggaegewand. Viel besser ist sie, wenn sie sich ganz auf weibliche Irritationen durch Trend und Mode konzentriert, siehe die Single „Bye Bye Arschgeweih“, „Hoffentlich ist der Sommer bald vorbei“ oder dem komödiantischen Barjazz „Hätt ich‘n Hund“.
In 1993, Bear Family released Night Beat/Mucho Puente, Plus, which contained two complete albums – Night Beat (1957) and Mucho Puente (1964), both originally released on RCA – by Latin jazz giant Tito Puente on one compact disc.
Herman's Hermits were one of those odd 1960's groups that accumulated millions of fans, but precious little respect. Indeed, their status is remarkably similar to that of the Monkees and it's not a coincidence that both groups' music was intended to appeal to younger teenagers. The difference is that as early as 1976, the Monkees began to be considered cool by people who really knew music; it has taken 35 years for Herman's Hermits to begin receiving higher regard for their work. Of course, that lack of respect had no relevance to their success: 20 singles lofted into the Top 40 in England and America between 1964 and 1970, 16 of them in the Top 20, and most of those Top Ten as well. Artistically, they were rated far lower than the Hollies, the Searchers, or Gerry & the Pacemakers, but commercially, the Hermits were only a couple of rungs below the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Mungo Jerry is one of rock's great one-hit successes. Outside of England, they're known for exactly one song, but that song, "In the Summertime," is a seasonal anthem known by listeners who weren't even born when it was released. Mungo Jerry was a solid blues outfit as well and knew how to get the most out of their jug band sound, which has helped them survive for three decades.
40 CD box set featuring concerts, quartets, divertimenti, symphonies, arias, opera scenes, famous overtures, sonatas and so much more.