To western fans, he will always be best known as Festus Haggen, the grizzled and cantankerous sidekick of Sheriff Matt Dillon on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. Complete with a three-day growth of beard and a dry-throated voice, Ken Curtis co-starred on the series for 11 years and became one of the best-loved comedic actors in television history. But even die-hard fans of Dodge City may not realize that, in the years just after World War II, their favorite western deputy was, in fact, a singing cowboy - the star of his own movie series at Columbia Pictures and a musical radio favorite to boot. Joining Ken Curtis on this new series of shows, titled Chuck-Wagon Jamboree, was a batch of talented studio musicians called The Novelty Aces, who would support Curtis musically in his solo numbers, appear as laughing and joking hillbilly hicks between songs, and also be featured in their own musical numbers. Art West was both announcer and performer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001495de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To western fans, he will always be best known as Festus Haggen, the grizzled and cantankerous sidekick of Sheriff Matt Dillon on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. Complete with a three-day growth of beard and a dry-throated voice, Ken Curtis co-starred on the series for 11 years and became one of the best-loved comedic actors in television history. But even die-hard fans of Dodge City may not realize that, in the years just after World War II, their favorite western deputy was, in fact, a singing cowboy - the star of his own movie series at Columbia Pictures and a musical radio favorite to boot. Joining Ken Curtis on this new series of shows, titled Chuck-Wagon Jamboree, was a batch of talented studio musicians called The Novelty Aces, who would support Curtis musically in his solo numbers, appear as laughing and joking hillbilly hicks between songs, and also be featured in their own musical numbers. Art West was both announcer and performer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001496de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by the Hank Williams and Leadbelly recordings he heard as a teenager growing up outside of Boston, Jim Rooney began a musical journey that intersected with some of the biggest names in American music, including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Bill Monroe, Muddy Waters, and Alison Krauss. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is Rooney´s kaleidoscopic firsthand account of more than five decades of success as a performer, concert promoter, songwriter, music publisher, engineer, and record producer. As witness to and participant in over half a century of music history, Rooney provides a sophisticated window into American vernacular music. Following his stint as a Hayloft Jamboree hillbilly singer in the mid-1950s, Rooney managed Cambridge´s Club 47, a catalyst of the ´60s folk music boom. He soon moved to the Newport Folk Festival as talent coordinator and director, where he had a front-row seat to Dylan ´´going electric´´. In the 1970s, Rooney´s odyssey continued in Nashville, where he began engineering and producing records. His work helped alternative country music gain a foothold in Music City and culminated in Grammy nominations for singer-songwriters John Prine, Iris Dement, and Nanci Griffith. Later in his career, he was a key link connecting Nashville to Ireland´s folk music scene. Whether he´s writing songs or writing his memoir, Jim Rooney is the consummate storyteller. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is his singular chronicle from the heart of Americana. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Rooney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008390de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taschenbuch - 234 - Bloodbuster - 2012 - Italienisch ´Appena Modugno lamb le braccia al cielo, per cantare nuovamente ii ritornello, la maggior parte di quelli seduti gia aveva imparato la canzone: Volare, oh, oh.... Ci fu I´impressione, come se ognuno Si spic-cicasse di dosso, definitivamente, I residui di paure, di poverta, di miserie, del decennio che andava concludendosi´. (Don Backy, Rock and Roll Memorie di un juke box, Shakespeare & Company, 1996) Era la fine degli anni ´50. E la musica in Italia stava cambiando, in tutti i sensi. Stavano per arrivare favolosi anni ´60´, quelli del ´Boom´, e un´ondata di giovani cantanti, ben decisi a rompere i ponti con la ´musica vecchia´ stava invadendo Ia penisola. Con loro sarebbe cambiato anche ii cinema delle canzonette... Fuori i Claudio Villa e i Nunzio Gallo, dentro gli urlatori e i ribelli, gli ye-ye e beat, i molleggiati e i tarantolati: ecco i musicarelli degli anni ´60, protagonisti della migliore stagione del cinema musicale nostrano. Dopo aver scandagliato diversi generi della cinematografia popolare italiana, dall´horror al poliziesco del ´70, dagli spionistici pseu-do-bondiani alla fantascienza degli anni ´80, Bloodbuster si dedica ai canterelii, con la collaborazione dell´amico Maurizio Maiotti, editore e curatore di Jamboree, rivista tri-mestrale sul tema anni ´50160, complice ideale per Ia compilazione di quella che vuole essere una guida, utile e agevole, alla riscoperta non solo di una manciata di antichi film con canzoncine, ma anche di un´ltalia semplice e ingenua, mace e otti-mista, che ormai sembra lontana di quatche millennio. Perch& come dice ii critico Stefano Della Casa, autore di diversi scritti sull´argomento: ´Una canzone non pu6 cambiare il mo s. Pero puo sicuramente raccontarcelo´ II pazzo, pazzo mondo della canzone vi aspetta tra queste pagine Buon ascolto ehm... Buona lettura.
(Ace Records) 50´s ERA label material backed with his comeback LP cut in 1984. - This fine twofer is very much tied in with Ace’s history, especially with our original Chiswick label. The first album on Chiswick in 1977 was ´Hollywood Rock’n’Rol´” which contained some tracks by Glen Glenn that attracted appreciative reaction from European fans. Ace founder Ted Carroll met Glen near Los Angeles soon after and was able to assemble a new album that included alternate takes of his best-known songs plus some radio and TV performances. This was issued as ´The Glen Glenn Story´ in 1982, once again to much acclaim around the UK and Europe, which spurred Glen to return to the studio to make a new album, ´Everybody’s Movin’ Again´, released on Ace in 1984. Glen Glenn, real name Glen Troutman, was born in Missouri in 1934. Being raised near the Ozark Mountains meant that any musical career would have at least a country slant, but a move toSan Dimas, California brought fresh influences into the mix. He befriended guitar player Gary Lambert, and by 1954 they were working as a duo named Glen & Gary, The Missouri Mountain Boys, playing local dances and jamborees. They learnt a good deal of road craft as part of the Maddox Brothers’ touring show. Glen’s break as a rockabilly soloist came in early 1958 when he recorded ‘Everybody’s Movin’’ at Gold Star studio in LA, backed by Eddie Cochran’s bassist Connie ´´Guybo” Smith. Released on the Era label, the record became a strong seller. The follow-up, ‘Laurie Ann’ / ‘One Cup Of Coffee’, sold even better, but Glen’s career was interrupted by a two-year spell in the Army, although 1959 saw the release of another splendid rockabilly double-sider, ‘Would Ja’ / ‘Blue Jeans And A Boy’s Shirt’. All these releases featured distinctive rocking guitar work that rivals anything from the period. The material on the first album here includes strong versions of ‘Baby Let’s Play House’, ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’, ‘Shake Rattle And Roll’, ‘Treat Me Nice’ and ‘I Got A Woman’. The 1984 album contains excellent covers of songs by Roy Orbison, Wayne Raney, Larry Williams, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams alongside Glen’s new version of the title track. The fine old-style rockabilly feel was achieved by Glen calling in Gary Lambert and Connie Smith, both of whom had played on his original Era recordings. Unsurprisingly, the results captured all the spirit of the 50s with drummer Ernie Lopez providing a fine framework for the many hot guitar licks, making the album one of the best and most convincing rockabilly remakes you could hope to find.
(2016/Stomper Time) 40 tracks (79:30) 20 page booklet! A generous 40 tracks taken from Gene Williams´ West Memphis-based Cotton Town Jubilee Record Company. The label, one of the last in Memphis to have a proper reissue, released a great selection of R´n´R, Rockabilly and Hillbilly from 1962 until its closure in 1971. 20-page booklet contains rare photos and full discography! In the grand scheme of musical matters, the name of Gene Williams may well not mean much to many people,but it is fair to say that this man of Dyess,Arkansas and one time neighbour of Johnny Cash, surely has a story to tell. Determined to make it somewhere in Show Business, Gene literally talked his way into having a Radio Show at KWAM in Memphis in 1957. His DJ work lit up the airwaves,the show was extended and he also became the Station´s sales manager. Ever ambitious, by January 1962, Gene was running the ´Cotton Town Jubilee´, a live radio show broadcast over KWAM every Saturday night, which lead to him opening the Cotton Town Jubilee Record Company later in that year,kicking off with the excellent Sonny Williams,his first signing. The CTJ radio show featured a variety of singers and musicians, who became regulars on the show and would record a large number of singles for the label. There were however exceptions,one being Jay Chevalier from Louisiana, who gained considerable fame for his political songs and a song about Billy Cannon a well known footballer. Jay was with CTJ for 2 years producing singles and an L.P. and is still working to this day. Another star of Memphis radio and records was Slim Rhodes, who began broadcasting his family band in the 1930´s. Slim´s main claim to fame today is the fact that he recorded a number of strong sides for Sam Phillips at Sun, which are much sought after in today´s world of Sun Records collectors. In 1963,Slim recorded a ´Live´ in the studio LP for CTJ and 3 of the Hottest tracks are included here. Whilst the radio show flourished, Gene began his long running ´Country junction TV Show´, which offered the same cast as the radio show,but with a few more guest stars of the era such as Merle Haggard and Ray Price. In 1968,the Big Screen beckoned and Gene and several members of his show were featured in ´The Sound of Country Music´ with Marty Robbins, Faron Young, Webb Pierce and Ray Price. In 1969 Gene financed his own movie ´Country Music Jamboree´, which exclusively featured the singers and musicians of the Jubilee.A soundtrack LP was issued, but Gene had already decided to shut down Cotton Town Jubilee records having had no hits and only local sales. On this CD are 40 of the finest recordings made for the label. There is a taste of Rock´n´Roll,Rockabilly,Hillbilly,Honky Tonk and a spectacular 1.20´´ of Bluegrass. I believe that only 3 of these titles have been released in the UK before,so this CD represents a ´breath of fresh air´for the music market place, albeit a long way from Arkansas. DAVE TRAVIS - Stomper Time Records