This guy is 53 ? Unbelievable. With a smile a yard wide and moves that could make Shakira blush, Little Rock product Billy Jones seems 20 years younger onstage. It's been said of many artists, but it fits Jones' music to a tee: This ain't your grandpa's blues….
For his sixteenth recording Price teamed with guitarist/producer Kid Andersen and recorded at Andersen’s Greaseland Studio in San Jose, California. Anderson and drummer Alex Pettersen are both members of Rick Estrin and The Nighcats recently voted The Band of The Year at the 2018 Blues Music Awards. Andersen assembled the remaining cast of musicians including legendary bassist Jerry Jemmott who has worked with King Curtis, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles; Jim Pugh former keyboard player with Robert Cray; and the horn section of Johnny Bones, saxophones, and Konstantins Jemeljanovs, trumpet. The fantastic horn arrangements are by Andersen.
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the hugely influential Philadelphia International Records. To mark this, and following our reissue of some of the labels other acts such as the Three Degrees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and the O’Jays. We are pleased to present another album from one of the most identifiable voices of the Philly Sound. Billy Paul is a Grammy Award winning soul singer, most noted for his R&B and Pop #1 ME AND MRS. JONES from this 1972 album 360 DEGREES OF BILLY PAUL.
Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. A familiar grouping, but one that's presented here in a very different way – as bassist David Williams is up front in the lead, instead of working in his more familiar role in the trio of pianist Cedar Walton! Yet Walton's on board for this debut set from Williams as a leader – as is drummer Billy Higgins – and it's wonderful to hear the way they change things up slightly to give David more time in the spotlight, and to hear the way that Williams hits some of his more lyrical, melodic modes too – qualities that further our love of his talents on the bass, which were already great enough when working behind Walton. Cedar gets in plenty of solos along the way, but often cedes more time to Williams.
Here is a great collection of extremely rare doo-wop tunes from black artists/groups. There are 1340 tracks on 45 cds and I am betting that there are hundreds of tracks you won't find anywhere else.
Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in African-American communities in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Terrific, limited edition box set collecting all the recordings made by this one of a like group of superstar musicians including: Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Curtis Fuller, Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Art Blakey, and Hank Jones. The set includes 5 CDs covering all of his 1959-60 studio and 1961 live Mercury sessions, as well as an earlier set from 1956 for ABC-Paramount and a 1961 date for Impulse. Also includes an exhaustive essay by Brian Priestley and a complete discography, as well as many rare photographs by Chuck Stewart.
This glorious 10-CD box set contains 250 original Rockabilly recordings featuring Jonny Cash, Carl Phillips, Johnny Horton, Marty Robbins, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Hank Thompson, Faron Young, Bill Haley & The Saddlemen and many others. All the tracks were recorded between 1947 and 1960 but with the vast majority coming from the 1950's.
10 CD box set, a massive volume of Rockabilly, Country and Hillbilly classics and rarities. Most of the songs never made it to the charts, yet the music contained herein is sensational - 200 tracks!
This is a great collection of rare and hard to find tunes compiled by Jeffrey Glenn. Hundreds of odds & ends by little known groups, famous singers, and famous singers before they became famous.