In today's post, we present a compilation prepared by the blog, songs of the Beatles played by David Bowie. The selection consists of the following songs: 1. Mother; 2. Across the universe; 3. Working class hero; 4. Imagine; 5. Penny lane.
In this post we present a band formed in 1980, called Dollar Company, or better Dollar Co. She was formed singer Dave Maclean and brothers Munhoz (Dorian and Anderson) and his proposal was to play country music. The two Beatles tribute albums were the highlight of the group's 15-year career. Later, it would be called Dolar de Prata.
In this post, we present the second volume, released in Brazil in 1986, by the label GEL, formerly Continental, by the label Musicolor, with artistic production of Belchior. The songs that compose the selection of this second disc are as follows:
1. Here, there and everywhere; 2. Ticket to ride; 3. Eleanor rigby; 4. All you need is love; 5. Yellow submarine; 6. Blackbird; 7. The long and winding road; 8. Hello goodbye; 9. From me to you; 10. Lady madonna; 11. Love me do; 12. Penny lane.
asked about his most important influences, the first two names he mentions are
not other guitar players; Frank Sinatra heads the list and then Bill Evans. Perhaps
this explains why John Basile is one of a select group of jazz instrumentalists
who doesn’t sound like everyone else. He particularly likes to play in the duo
and trio formats to exploit the intimacy those settings present for both player
Musically, his guitar style utilizes a finger-style technique that
approaches the guitar like a piano. For John, the challenge of comping harmonic
chord fragments and playing melodies simultaneously provides a backdrop for a
more open style of playing and improvising.
His labels, Underhill Jazz and now StringTime Jazz, have produced five
innovative and critically distinguished releases: "Amplitudes" - solo
guitar improvisations; "No Apologies" - featuring Pat Bianchi on
organ and Carmen Intorre on drums for a soulful organ trio with a modern
approach to unique standards; "Time Will Reveal" - featuring Joe
Locke on vibes and Bassist David Finck showcasing a modern jazz guitar approach
to pop tunes; "Animations" –
with John Ambercrombie in duo with Basile exploring the essence of string
improvisations of standards and originals; and "It Was A Very Good
Year" – an eclectic exploration of jazz, folk, and pop tunes featuring two
Summer 2015 saw the release of "Penny Lane" a jazz guitar
collection of Beatles tunes on StringTime Jazz and John's latest is a
collection of eclectic originals entitled "Outside/In" available now
on iTunes and CD Baby.
Guitar icon Jim Hall said “John Basile’s playing has the essence of
great jazz guitar: beautiful tone, marvelous swing, terrific technique, and
You can’t ask for more!” Legendary guitarist, John Abercrombie when
referring to John's "No Apologies" organ trio project exclaimed, “John’s
new CD has one of the most appropriate titles! Great Playing, Great Tunes, Great
Sound…"No Apologies" needed!”
John Basile is a formidable, sought after educator and clinician,
offering a variety of educational outreach programs to colleges and
universities here and around the world. He also works in the field of radiology
and manages a large Medical Group in the NY area and is professional boxing
judge with the NYS Athletic Commision. John has judged championship fights at
Madison Square Garden, the Barclay center in NY, and in Mexico.
Very Early (Seabreeze
2024) w/ Eddie Gomez.
(ProJazz 627) w/ Tom Harrel, Joey Barron, George Mraz.
Sunnyside Up (ProJazz
641) w/ Terry Clarke, Paul Socolow, Tom Harrell, Byron Olsen.
John Basile/Brad Terry Duo (Musicmasters
For All Time (Philology
214W103-2) w/ David Finck, Peter Grant.
Frankly Speaking: A
Jazz Portrait of Sinatra (King Records - Japan) w/ Michael Brecker, John
Abercrombie, Grady Tate.
The Desmond Project (Chesky
165) A tribute to the music and legacy of saxophonist Paul Desmond.
It Was A Very Good Year (UnderhillJazz
002) w/ John Abercrombie. Jazz Guitar
Time Will Reveal (UnderhillJazz
003) w/ David Finck, Clint de Ganon , Joe Locke, Roger Squitero.
No Apologies (Stringtime
Jazz 001) w/ Pat Bianchi , Carmen Intorre.
(Stringtime Jazz 002) Solo Guitar Conversations.
Jazz 003) Pop/Jazz from the 80's.
(Stringtime Jazz 004) A jazz guitar Beatles collection.
Jazz 005) An eclectic collection of original compositions.
The album this posting was launched in United States in 2015.
A direct descendant of Crazy Horse,
the Indian Sioux warrior, Joan Shaw (Salena’s birth name) was born in Newport
News, Virginia, and began singing in church and school before making her debut
on life’s bigger stages. As a very young girl, Joan Shaw`s career began in New
York at Manhattan clubs and going on to Harlem’s Apollo Theater, when she won
the amateur night singing “September Song”. Joan grew up in New York in the
company of musicians who would become the legends: Miles Davis, Charlie Parker,
Dizzie Gillespie, Bud Powell, Wes Montgomery, Chico Hamilton and Stan Getz, she
met all these people, jamming with some of them and began making demonstration
records for artists like Peggy Lee, Brenda Lee and Lena Horne, before getting
her own recording contract.
Based in New York, with her own
“Blues Express Orchestra”, Joan toured widely across the US with “King” Curtis
in her band (whom she named), also working with Johnnie Ray, Laverne Baker,
Arthur Prysock, and Frankie Lyman. This rhythm ‘n’ blues period was the
forerunner to rock ‘n’ roll and it is evident that Joan Shaw is revered today
by afficionados of that important era, making 15 singles by the time she was
fifteen years old (the first being released at the age of eleven), many can be
heard today through You Tube by the wonder of the Internet). Joan then worked
regularly at the famous venues of the Village Vanguard, Minton’s Playhouse and
Wells Supper Club. Leonard Feather, the noted jazz critic for “Downbeat”
magazine, named Joan Shaw as one of his choices as “most promising newcomers”,
together with “Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme”.
and beautiful, with her distinctive voice and relaxed style, by then she had
met and sung with a array of great jazz names. Her
photo album shows her arm in arm with everyone from Betty Carter to Cab
Calloway, Billy Eckstine, Vic Damone and Lena Horne. However, wanting to expand
her horizons, and concerned at racism in her native country, Joan Shaw bought a
one way ticket to Madrid where, having sung one song at the “Whiskey and Jazz
Club”, on the same night as her arrival in Spain, she was immediately engaged
to sing nightly with Dexter Gordon. But London called, and arriving in 1965,
her management recommended a name-change and Salena Jones was born!
She was soon booked to appear for
the first time at Ronnie Scott`s for two weeks but, such was the audience
reaction that she was held over for another week, and then another: eventually
appearing for seven consecutive weeks – still a record after all this time for
one of the most famous clubs in the world. Salena opened her own jazz club in
London in 2001. Over the last five decades, Salena Jones has been a central
figure on the British jazz scene and from her base here she has conquered the
world. Salena has played everywhere, from Canada, throughout Europe, South
Africa, South America, to the US and Asia, where she is a well-loved artiste
(and has appeared in Japan at least annually since 1978).
Salena has sung with Louis
Armstrong, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Mark Murphy,
Lionel Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Dudley Moore, Roy Budd, and Toots Thielemans,
Tom Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the BBC Big Band and the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra. Salena’s recording career has reflected her ability to choose both
varied repertoire and also to move beyond jazz boundaries. She has made 43 solo
albums and 22 singles over a period of 50 years in the business.
The Lp album this posting was launched in Japan in 1988 by JVC Records.
John Russell Mann (August 30, 1928 – June 18, 2014) was an American arranger, composer,
conductor, entertainer, and recording artist. Johnny Mann and his vocal group The Johnny Mann Singers were involved in several classic rock 'n' roll and
rockabilly recording sessions forJohnny Burnette (including "God, Country and My Baby"),
The Crickets and several 1957–1958 sessions with Eddie Cochran, who was also
signed to Liberty Records in Hollywood. As bandleader with the Johnny Mann Singers, he and the group recorded
approximately three dozen albums, hosted the TV series titled Stand Up and
Cheer (1971–1974), and was the musical director for The Joey Bishop Show.
He was also musical director of The Alvin Show, and was the voice of
Theodore. Mann was also choral director for the NBC Comedy Hour. The Johnny Mann Singers' instrumental "Cinnamint Shuffle (Mexican
Shuffle)" hit the US Pop chart in 1966. Their next single, a cover version
of "Up, Up and Away", became the hit version of the song in the UK
Singles Chart, rather than the US hit version by The 5th Dimension. The Johnny Mann Singers performed a strongly patriotic musical
presentation at the 1972 Emmy Awards telecast hosted by Johnny Carson.Following their performance, Carson returned to the stage and declared
"War Bonds are available in the lobby," a sarcastic comment on the
group's flag-waving. The remark offended some conservative viewers around the
country. Mann wrote a number of radio jingles, the most famous being Los Angeles
station 93 KHJ as well as the "Sound of the City" jingle for KSFO
inSan Francisco, California. This jingle became as requested as many of the
songs played by KSFO in the era of Don Sherwood, and it was adapted by Mann for
other radio stations around the country which included KFRC (AM) in San
Francisco and CKLW in Windsor, Ontario. Mann was credited as "Johnnie Mann" in some of his earlier
works. His group's most notable alumna was Vicki Lawrence. In 1998, a Golden
Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him. In 2010, Mann was awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Anderson
University in Anderson, SC. In April 2014 at the age of 85, he was a guest
conductor of The South Carolina School of the Arts,at Anderson University's spring gala where he led the university choir
in performing the Johnny Mann Singers arrangement of "Up, Up and
Away". At the song's conclusion, the audience of about 1,000 stood in
Mann's honor. On June 18, 2014, Johnny Mann died of heart failure at age 85 at his
home in Anderson, South Carolina. This day, at his
memorial service, Dr. Evans Whitaker, president of Anderson University (SC)
announced the creation of the Johnny Mann Center for Commercial Music at
Anderson University in his memory. The Lp album this posting was launched in United States in 1965 by Liberty Records. TRACK LIST: