The success of Hawaiian music evolved from the postwar era when became very fashionable and reached over 600 bands with that music style. Incorporating instruments like guitar, ukulele and the steel guitar' (or acoustic guitars, such as lap steel). The Big Ben Hawaiian Band, from British roots, joined this fashion offering disks on which the most successful songs of those years were interpreted with Hawaiian style instrumentation.
LP album released in 1957 arranged and conducted by Norrie Paramor English (1914-1979) conducting the 'Big Ben Banjo Band', which offers a repertoire of 12 medleys of songs from the era, each composed of three passages of various melodies, which appear in 36 courts adapted recording of those songs. The band consists of instruments such as banjo, mandolin, trumpet, trombone, accordion and percussion, and knows how to offer a varied and singular sonorous spectacle with rhythms of swing, blues and waltz among others.
Album released, produced, arranged and conducted by Norrie Paramor (1914-1979) leading 'Big Ben Banjo Band', and offering a repertoire of 10 medleys of hits of 'The Beatles', each being drawn up in three passages of his themes, so appear in recording 30 songs adapted cuts. The band consists of instruments such as banjo, mandolin, trumpet, trombone, accordion and percussion, and knows how to offer a varied and unique sonic spectacle. Definitely the Beatles music was new and different, but also adaptation offered by this curious and original ensemble is equally different and amazing.
The Allman Brothers shared the bill with the Grateful Dead on several notable occasions. This release recalls the Brothers in support of the Dead and Love in February 1970 at the fabulous Fillmore East. No specific dates for the performances are noted, so it is presumed this release is a composite from recordings made at some point during the two sets per night that the Allman's performed on February 11th through the 14th. There is no mistaking the unbridled fervor of the original line-up of the band. Rising to the challenge of exploratory psychedelia – while remaining ever faithful to their Southern blues roots – blues standards such as "(I'm Gonna Move to The) Outskirts of Town" and "Hoochie Coochie Man" are strengthened and extended beyond their typical assertions. No longer are they relegated to the inadequately rendered thrashings of garage rock. Betts and the Allman's understand the dynamics of blues. It is out of this respect for the art form that the band is able to pull off such authentic psychedelia-tinged Delta sounds.