Posts tagged with "RAY CHARLES"

Video & Web Exclusive Interview Wil Nance

Video & Web Exclusive Interview Wil Nance
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Songwriter:  WIL NANCE Musician:  BRAD PAISLEY Music Video:  “She’s Everything” Wil Nance hit the top of Radio & Records and Billboard with his Number 1 Brad Paisley smash “She’s Everything,” a song on Time Well Wasted, the multi-platinum 2007 CMA Album of the Year. He also landed on Troubadour, George Strait’s platinum-selling, Grammy-winning 2008 CMA Album of the Year with a song... 

VIDEO PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW RANDALL BRAMBLETT

VIDEO PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW RANDALL BRAMBLETT
  VIDEO PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  RANDALL BRAMBLETT Music Video: “Garbage Man” RANDALL BRAMBLETT DEBUTS “GARBAGE MAN” FROM NEW ALBUM JUKE JOINT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD—OUT JULY 7 ON NEW WEST RECORDS Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett is releasing his 11th studio album Juke Joint at the Edge of the World early next month. Combining elements of soul and funk, Bramblett... 

VIDEO & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: LULU

VIDEO & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: LULU
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: LULU Music Video: “Faith in You” ICONIC “TO SIR WITH LOVE” SINGER LULU WILL PERFORM AT B.B. KING’S IN NEW YORK—MAY 30, 2017 Lulu started young, as a 15 year-old Scottish soul sensation. No wonder James Brown said, “The first time I heard her sing, I knew we were born in the same pond.” Probably best known in America for her 1967 number one “To Sir With Love,” (also starring... 

TRACK FEATURE EXCLUSIVE MICHAEL WOLFF

TRACK FEATURE EXCLUSIVE MICHAEL WOLFF
TRACK FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: MICHAEL WOLFF Track: “Madimba/St. Thomas” Writers: Michael Wolff / Sonny Rollins Jazz Pianist Michael Wolff Releases First-Ever Solo Piano Album Zenith Today. Michael Wolff was propelled into popularity with the masses when he became the musical director for The Arsenio Hall Show. He was also a part of one of political history’s biggest moments when candidate Bill Clinton, the day after... 

CURTIS STIGERS Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview

CURTIS STIGERS Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: CURTIS STIGERS Music Video: One More for the Road 50 years ago, magic was made on the stage of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, when the timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra. Sinatra at the Sands has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz. Singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers has... 

VIDEO & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BILL REICHENBACH

VIDEO & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BILL REICHENBACH
VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  BILL REICHENBACH Music Video: “Carols From the Bells” Musicians: Trombones-L.A. Non-profit Benefit: Hearts of Music Fund “My idea,” says Bill Reichenbach, “was to create this non-profit fund called the Hearts of Music Fund—for musicians who don’t have insurance. Back then, there were a lot of musicians who didn’t have insurance. And sadly there’s a good possibility starting... 

Brett Eldredge

Brett Eldredge
Brett Eldredge HOMETOWN: Paris, Ill. INFLUENCES: Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Ronnie Dunn ALBUM: Bring You Back, out now WEBSITE: bretteldredge.com Brett Eldredge grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Ronnie Dunn. “I always gravitated toward big voices, because as a kid I had this big voice coming out of me,” he says. “I got hooked on the stories singers would tell through their voice.” Eldredge’s parents bought him a guitar... 

MADELEINE PEYROUX

MADELEINE PEYROUX
MADELEINE PEYROUX The jazz-pop vocalist’s new collection reimagines a country classic For many artists, a covers album often becomes a mishmash of haphazardly chosen songs that suit the singer’s voice better than they suit each other. But on The Blue Room, jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux not only interprets the work of other artists, she also pays tribute to one, Ray Charles, and his pioneering album Modern Sounds in Country  and Western Music. “Something’s... 

NORAH JONES

NORAH JONES
NORAH JONES How she made the most unexpected music of her career with some help from Danger Mouse.  In June 2009, Norah Jones was somewhere not many people would expect her to be: in a small Los Angeles studio, cooking up new music with producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton. Ten years ago, Jones’ diamond-selling debut, Come Away With Me, established her as a pop icon with a soft, jazzy touch. Each of her follow-up solo albums—all of which... 

GLENN FREY

GLENN FREY
GLENN FREY The Eagles’ co-leader takes a solo flight through classic love songs  “The Eagles is the mothership,” says Glenn Frey. “We venture to and from that.” For his first solo album in 20 years, the 63-year-old Detroit native ventured far indeed: After Hours is a collection of love songs dating from the ’40s to the present. Producing with Richard F.W. Davis and Michael Thompson, Frey gives candlelit treatment to such gems as Johnny... 

RAY CHARLES

RAY CHARLES
  THIS 1985 LOS ANGELES SESSION WITH THE LEGENDARY RAY Charles had a permanent impact on rock photographer Norman Seeff’s methods. “Within a couple minutes of beginning the session, we were involved in a deeply revealing conversation about his inner creative process,” Seeff recalls. “All the while, Ray was playing and demonstrating the power of emotional expression on the piano I had rented for the session. We got classic Ray shots... 
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