Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards is the thirteenth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on October 5, 2010 through Epic Records. Recording for Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards took place in June–August 2010 and the title was announced on August 20. A podcast of each track was put up on Satriani's official Facebook profile and YouTube channel leading up to the album's release, with "Light Years Away" being released as a free MP3 single download on September 7, 2010 in exchange for the customer advertising it in a Facebook post or Twitter tweet. Two bonus tracks, "Heartbeats" and "Longing", were made available through Best Buy and Napster.
On their 2012 debut Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes never hid that they were creatures of the New South – a band with old-fashioned blues, soul, gospel, and country in their blood but raised on modern rock. On their 2015 follow-up, Sound & Color, they free themselves from the vestiges of the past, let loose, and push themselves further in either direction. This could've resulted in a disjointed record pulling itself in two opposing directions, but the mess of Sound & Color is invigorating, likely because the album uses its title as a creed. Where Boys & Girls sometimes seemed a shade austere – the band took pains to color within the lines, almost as if to convey their good taste – Sound & Color bursts with oversaturated hues so vivid they seem almost tangible.
Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler returns to the studio to release “It’s The Girls,” a stunning new album that pays tribute to girl groups through the ages. “It’s The Girls” is a jaunty and celebratory collection of some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups such as The Ronettes, The Boswell Sisters, The Andrew Sisters, The Chiffons as well as Motown acts like Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, and The Marvelettes, among others.
Joe Bonamassa has moved far past his initial incarnation as a kid guitar wiz with a Stevie Ray Vaughan fascination, and has developed into an elegantly reverent guitarist and a fine singer as well, bringing a little R&B blue-eyed soul to the blues. For Different Shades of Blue, Bonamassa co-wrote songs with veteran Nashville songwriters Jeffrey Steele, Gary Nicholson, James House, Jerry Flowers, and Jonathan Cain, then took 11 of the songs and tracked them in Las Vegas at Studio at the Palms with producer Kevin Shirley… A Best Buy Exclusive added three bonus tracks…
In 2012 SWV officially reunited on record, with their fourth studio album I Missed Us. A smart update of the group's earlier work, the album was well received by fans and critics, debuting at number six on the R&B charts and earning a Grammy nod for Best Traditional R&B Performance. The album also earned the group a nomination for a Soul Train Award for Best Independent R&B Soul Group that same year. In 2014, all three members of SWV starred in the reality TV show SWV Reunited, which followed the three members behind the scenes through their reunion tour, and the recording process of a new album. That album is the forthcoming Still, finally set for release February 5th, 2016 via Mass Appeal Entertainment/Entertainment One Music. The project s first two singles, MCE and Ain t No Man, are out now. Profound in impact, strong and resilient in relevancy, SWV is here to stay. The group s influence can be seen and heard throughout multiple generations, and its place in history continues to be cemented tenfold.
2014 release, the first album of new studio material from the singer/songwriter in six years. Every track on the album incorporates an orchestral element, and the recording of the tracks was, according to Marx, 'a thrill beyond anything I've done in the studio. And singing these songs brought out what I believe are the most effortless vocals of my recording career, so far.' All the tracks on BEAUTIFUL GOODBYE were written and produced by Marx except 'Getaway,' co-written and produced with Walter Afanasieff; 'Forgot To Remember' co-written with Vertical Horizon frontman and frequent Marx collaborator, Matt Scannell; 'Turn Off The Night' co-written with multi-hit songwriter David Hodges, and the title track, co-written with Daisy Fuentes.
Crosseyed Heart is the third solo album by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. It was released on 18 September 2015, it is Richards' first studio album in 23 years since Main Offender. As with his first two albums, he will be playing with his band the X-Pensive Winos. Singer, songwriter and original member of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones, Richards is a rock legend and is among the greatest guitarists of all time.
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George Benson's place as one of the greatest and most successful guitarists in the history of jazz is secure, but what's easy to forget sometimes is that he began his career as a vocalist, and if this release, a tribute to Nat King Cole, comes as any kind of surprise, it shouldn't. Benson's and Cole's careers are remarkably similar, both becoming known first as instrumentalists, Cole as a pianist, and Benson, of course, as a guitarist, with both eventually easing into the pop mainstream because of their voices…