This is an amazing CD reissue, three times over - for psychedelic music buffs, British R&B and soul enthusiasts, and fans of the progressive rock band Gentle Giant (which evolved out of Simon Dupree & the Big Sound). And it's also incredibly long overdue. Best-known for their Oriental ersatz pop-psychedelic classic "Kites," Simon Dupree & the Big Sound actually started out as a blues and R&B-based outfit, not too different from the Spencer Davis Group. This double-CD set covers their complete EMI output, most of which has never been reissued, and almost all of which is very impressive (and even manages to intersect obliquely with Apple Records' orbit)…
Along with its fellow CD, Groove Blues, this reissue fully documents all of the music recorded by tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons on the busy day of January 3, 1958. Although there were many guest soloists, only one of the four songs on this half of the set (Mal Waldron's "The Real McCoy") has appearances by John Coltrane (on alto) and the tenor of Paul Quinichette.
In this tutorial we look at many different techniques to help create bigger, deeper and cleaner mixes, including: Multiple different EQ techniques to allow you to sit each layer of each sound in it's own part of the frequency spectrum, and removing phasing issues between clashing frequencies; Different compression techniques, from using a compressor to control the dynamic range of a sound, to using a compression as a effect to create movement in the mix; Extensive use of layering to build up each sound, and group of sounds, and planning ahead with your productions to allow you more choices when it comes time to mix; And much more!
From small beginnings in Amy Lee's home town of Little Rock, Arkansas, Evanescence have grown to become a global phenomenon, with their blend of metal infused intensity, gothic melodrama and pop sensibility adhering them to legions of fans across the world. Members have come and gone with some frequency, but this hasn't stopped the band winning several Grammy Awards and selling millions upon millions of albums, as Amy Lee has lead her group through its many guises to achieve that rare combination of critical acclaim and commercial success.
Lorenzo Thompson (Chicago) and Jose Luis Pardo (Argentina) met in the late 90´s in Buenos Aires. Several years and shuffles later, destiny reunited them in a wild and fun tour around all Spain. By the end of the tour in Sept. 2010, they went into Studio in Mallorca Island with local band Big Yuyu´s solid base and Quique Gomez playing harp. The result is an exquisite blues album payin homage to the greats but with a refined and fresh touch. Both Pardo and Jordi Alvarez play the true stuff with short but accurate solos. The voice of Lorenzo fills every room and this you will hear. Quique´s big sound in his harmonica easily reminds us of Little Walter and Pep on drums and Juan Amaro on bass are not playing one wrong note in the entire CD. Enjoy this piece of recent blues history.
At first glance the letters B-H-Y may not seem like much, but a little scratch at the surface would reveal three names of some of the most forward thinking, innovative and talented musicians of their time and beyond – Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris and Earl Young. Baker-Harris-Young, these three names are synonymous with Philly Soul and Disco and with good reason for no three people have had more input into shaping and defining disco as Baker, Harris and Young.
The wait is over for the 5th studio album, The Otherside, from the Triad rock band Big Something. The album premiered in full on Relix earlier this week, and has recently been featured on Jambase, Live For Live Music, Glide Magazine, and more. The Otherside is a follow up to 2017’s Tumbleweed, the band’s most critically acclaimed release to date. Big Something will celebrate the release with a 2 night performance at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC during their event The Big What? Wilmington on April 27 & 28.