|CD Universe Part number||5944296|
|Release Date||Jun 17, 2003|
|Engineer||Gus Skinas; Dave Hassinger; Dino Lappas; Al Schmitt|
|Recording Time||79 minutes|
Hal Blaine - drums, percussion
Sam Cooke - vocals
Melvin Lastie - trumpet
Harry Lookofsky - violin
Alvin "Red" Tyler
Samuel Boghossian - viola
Clifton "Clif" White
Ernie Hayes - piano
Emil Radocchia - marimba, timpani, percussion
Frederick Seykora - cello
Julius Wechter - percussion
William Green - saxophone
William Hinshaw - French horn
Harold Battiste Jr.
Joseph R. Gibbons - guitar, banjo
Albert "June" Garnder
Gareth "Garry" Nuttycombe
Jewell L. Grant
John Boudreaux - drums
Dave Wells - trombone
Mike Pacheco - congas
Thomas L. Bruster
Jack Halloran - background vocals
Betty Jane Baker
Carol Lee Lombard
Jack Costanza - bongos
John Kelson Jr.
Loulie Jean Norman
Also: Billy Preston, Bobby Womack, Lou Rawls
|Mike Bloomfield / Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills / Al Kooper / Stephen Stills|
Super Session CD (1968) Top Seller
Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 buy CD music A surprise best-seller when it was first released, this mostly improvised pairing of singer/keyboardist/producer Al Kooper with two major guitar heroes of the day sounds fascinating all these years later precisely because of the distance of time--nobody makes records like this any more. The material runs the gamut from folk pop (covers of Donovan and Dylan), to blues ("Albert's Shuffle," "You Don't Love Me"), to heady jams ("His Holy Modal Majesty"), to big-band jazz ("Harvey's Tune"). All the tunes make effective templates for the kind off-the-cuff music-making that in less capable hands might have resulted in simple noodling. In fact, although Bloomfield and Stills don't play together on any of the cuts (Bloomfield played on one side of the original LP, Stills on the other), all three principals get off lots of good licks and producer Kooper has some interesting tricks up his sleeve, as in the over-the-top phasing he lavishes on "You Don't Love Me." The only real disappointment here is that Stills, a far better singer than Kooper, never opens his mouth. Those familiar with the Live Adventures album these two recorded at the Fillmore West know how brilliant they could be on stage, and here's another gem, recorded at the Fillmore East this time and featuring 'One Way Out,' 'It's My Own Fault' (with Bloomfield trading licks with Johnny Winter...Johnny was signed to Columbia after this gig!). Newly remastered & now with 4 bonus tracks, 'Albert's Shuffle' (2002 Remix w/o Horns), 'Season of the Witch.' (2002 Remix w/o Horns), 'Blues For Nothing' (Studio Outtake) & 'Fat Grey Cloud' Previously Unreleased Live Track). Features 12-page booklet with unpublished photos from the recording session, new liner notes by Al Kooper & the Rolling Stone Hall Of Fame review by David Fricke. 60 scintillating minutes! 13 tracks. Colunbia/Legacy. 2003. Includes liner notes by Al Kooper, Michael Thomas. Includes liner notes by Michael Thomas. Full performer name: Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper/Steve Stills. Personnel: Mike Bloomfield (electric guitar); Al Kooper (vocals, 12-string & electric guitars, piano, organ, ondioline); Steve Stills (electric guitar); Barry Goldberg (electric piano); Harvey Brooks (bass); Eddie Hoh (drums). Personnel: Mike Bloomfield (electric guitar); Al Kooper (piano, organ, ondioline, vocals, 12-string & electric guitars); Steve Stills (electric guitar); Barry Goldberg (electric piano); Harvey Brooks (bass); Eddie Hoh (drums). Reissue producer: Bob Irwin.
Let It Bleed CD (1969) Top Seller
Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 songs Remastered reissue of 1969 album, suitable for standard & 'Super Audio' CD players. Audio Remasterers: Jon Astley; Teri Landi; Steve Rosenthal; Paschal Byrne. The Rolling Stones: Mick Taylor (guitars); Keith Richards (acoustic guitar); Mick Jagger (harp); Bill Wyman (autoharp); Charlie Watts (drums); Brian Jones (percussion). Additional personnel: Nanette Newman, Merry Clayton (vocals); Ry Cooder (mandolin); Byron Berline (fiddle); Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone); Al Kooper (French horn); Ian Stewart , Leon Russell (piano); Nicky Hopkins (organ); Jimmy Miller , Rocky Dijon (percussion); Doris Troy, London Bach Choir, Madeline Bell (background vocals).
Retrospective CD (2004) Top Seller
Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 album for sale Today the most recognition the Animals get is "House of the Rising Sun" being played on oldies radio, but in the mid-1960s they were a powerful part of the British Invasion, often reckoned on a par with the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who. Like those bands, the Animals had strong roots in blues and R&B, but, in their original incarnation, they stayed closer to those roots than their peers did. This definitive compilation, masterfully assembled by the ABKCO think tank of Teri Landi and Jody Klein, shows the tough, uncompromising use to which the Animals put their American influences. John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" is recast as a raw garage rocker glazed with Alan Price's sinister organ riffs, and the aforementioned "House of the Rising Sun" is transformed from a traditional folk lament to an urgent, ominous piece of churning tumult. Of course, the group skillfully expanded those roots (with the help of some great writers), and turned out some classic working-class-rebel anthems ("We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "It's My Life"). By '67, the original lineup disbanded, and Eric Burdon led a new batch of Animals into a psychedelic West Coast sound ("San Franciscan Nights," "Monterey"). The Animals may not be given pride of place in the rock history books, but RETROSPECTIVE shows that they fully deserve it. Audio Remixers: Eddie Kramer; Gary Kellgren; Vic Briggs. Liner Note Author: Jim Bessman. Recording information: Kingsway Recording Studio, London, England (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Mayfair Recording Studio, New York, NY (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Sunset-Highland Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970). Arrangers: Vic Briggs; Horace Ott; Dave Rowberry. The Animals: Alan Price (keyboards); Chas Chandler (bass instrument); Eric Burdon, John Steel , Hilton Valentine. Personnel: Eric Burdon (vocals); John Weider (guitar, violin); Vic Briggs (guitar, piano, vibraphone); Howard H. Scott, Hilton Valentine (guitar); Charles Miller (flute); Royal Scots Guard Pipe And Drum Marching Band (bagpipe, percussion); Lee Oskar (harmonica); Alan Price (piano, organ); Lonnie Jordan, Dave Rowberry (organ); Barry Jenkins (drums, percussion); Harold Brown, John Steel (drums); Thomas R. Allen, Jr. (percussion). Additional personnel: War.
Come Away with Me CD (2002) Top Seller
Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 CD music COME AWAY WITH ME won the 2003 Grammy Awards for Album Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical). "Don't Know Why" won the 2003 Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Arif Mardin won the 2003 Grammy Award for Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical). A direct descendant from the pedigree of one of the 20th century's virtuosos, Norah Jones might not be on such a lofty artistic level as her dad Ravi Shankar, but certainly inherited some musical intuition from him. With nary a sitar nor raga within earshot, the young newcomer sounds very much an assimilated, western, 21st century pop-jazz singer. One thing that separates her from the pack is Ms. Jones' own piano stylings--not flashy, but deftly doubling or echoing her voice--that discreetly act as the glue holding together these airy, delicate, and beautiful arrangements. But the centerpiece is certainly the 22-year-old's confident-beyond-her-years vocal delivery in addition to a precise diction and velvety tone. Shades of Nina Simone, vintage Phoebe Snow, and a less beatnik Rickie Lee Jones are evident throughout as the young siren coolly sashays through mostly new material by guitarist-songwriter Jesse Harris (formerly of Once Blue) and a few choice covers. Veteran producer Arif Mardin frames a most notable debut with a translucent touch, and appearances by jazz heroes Bill Frisell and Brian Blade gild the lily. Norah Jones won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Recorded at Sorcerer Sound, New York, New York and Allaire Studios, Shokan, New York. Personnel: Norah Jones (vocals, piano, Wurlitzer piano); Jesse Harris, Kevin Breit (acoustic & electric guitars); Tony Scherr (acoustic guitar, slide guitar); Adam Levy, Bill Frisell (electric guitar); Adam Rogers (guitar); Jenny Scheinman (violin); Sam Yahel (Hammond B-3 organ); Rob Burger (organ); Lee Alexander (bass); Brian Blade (drums, percussion); Dan Reiser, Kenny Wollesen (drums). Producers: Arif Mardin, Norah Jones, Jay Newland, Craig Street.
Beggars Banquet CD (1968) Top Seller
Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 buy CD music Remastered reissue of 1968 album, suitable for standard & 'Super Audio' CD players. Recorded at Olympic Studios, London, England. The Rolling Stones: Keith Richards (vocals, guitar); Mick Jagger (vocals); Brian Jones (guitar); Bill Wyman (bass); Charlie Watts (drums).
|Keep Movin' On CD (2002) Top Seller
Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 songs Track Listing of songs: Good News; Rome; Meet Me at Mary's Place; Basin Street Blues; Cousin of Mine; Tennessee Waltz; Falling in Love; When a Boy Falls in Love; Good Times; Shake; Yeah Man; It's Got the Whole World Shakin'; Riddle Song, The; I'm Just a Country Boy; Try a Little Love; There'll Be No Second Time; Another Saturday Night; Sugar Dumpling; That's Where It's At; You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You; ; Change Is Gonna Come, A; Keep Movin' On;