When it comes to the greatest rockin' bluesmen in history, at the top of the electrified traditional list is B.B. King; at the top of the contemporary list is Eric Clapton. Riding with The King brings the two living legends together for an entire album for the first time. When it comes to rockin' blues, Riding With The King is as great as it will ever get…
Riding with the King is a blues album by Eric Clapton and B.B. King released in 2000. The idea for a collaborative album began during the sessions for King's 1997 album Deuces Wild.
The album contains B.B. King classics like "Three O'Clock Blues", "Days of Old", and "Help the Poor" from Live at the Regal. Other tracks include the Big Bill Broonzy-penned "Key to the Highway", Chicago pianist Maceo Merriweather's "Worried Life Blues" and a cover of Isaac Hayes's composition "Hold On, I'm Comin'" originally a 1966 single for Stax Records artists Sam & Dave.
Riding with the King won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
If I Can Dream is a compilation album by Elvis Presley. It was released on October 30, 2015 by RCA Records and Legacy Recordings. The album features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, giving Elvis a record-equalling 12th UK number one. A second album The Wonder of You was released on October 21, 2016. The album features archival vocal recordings of Elvis accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded at the Abbey Road Studios…
This CD reissue dates from Thad Jones' single year of leadership of the Count Basie Orchestra before his health began to fail. Caterina Valente (best known as a pop singer) has a warm voice and sounds comfortable singing in a jazz-influenced middle-of-the-road style. There is little improvisation on the date and Thad Jones' arrangements leave surprisingly little space for solos; his only appearance on cornet is on "Solitude."
AVATARIUM, the Swedish metal project whose recording lineup includes Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, release its new album, "The Girl With The Raven Mask", on October 23 via Nuclear Blast. Edling states about the CD: "I think we have created something unique this time with AVATARIUM. The songs are more written to be just songs and there are some really nice moments on the record that I personally love… the straightforward title track, the beautiful 'January Sea', the riff in 'Ghostlight' and the groove in 'Run Killer Run'. The organ and the Rhodes piano are ridiculously loud in the mix at times; even Dr. Carl agrees [laughs], but i think it gives even more edge to the songs! I hope people will dig 'The Girl With The Raven Mask' as much as I do myself, and if they don't, it's their problem. A band can't deliver more than we have done here, so it is an album close to perfection! When an album is perfect… shoot me!"