Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd, better known as Professor Longhair or "Fess" for short, was a New Orleans blues singer and pianist. He was active in two distinct periods, first in the heyday of early rhythm and blues and in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz after the founding of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970, his piano style has been described as "instantly recognizable, combining rumba and calypso."The music journalist Tony Russell wrote that "The vivacious rhumba-rhythmed piano blues and choked singing typical of Fess were too weird to sell millions of records. But he is acknowledged as a father figure by subtler players like Allen Toussaint and Dr. John." Byrd was born on December 1918, in Bogalusa, Louisiana. His distinctive style of piano playing was influenced by learning to play on an instrument, missing some keys, he left the city as a baby with his parents, who were most fleeing the racial tension surrounding the Bloody Bogalusa Massacre He began his career in New Orleans in 1948.
Mike Tessitore, owner of the Caldonia Club, gave Longhair his stage name. Longhair first recorded in a band called the Shuffling Hungarians in 1949, creating four songs for the Star Talent record label. Union problems curtailed their release, but Longhair's next effort for Mercury Records the same year was a winner. Throughout the 1950s, he recorded for Federal Records and local labels. Professor Longhair had only one national commercial hit, "Bald Head", in 1950, under the name Roy Byrd and His Blues Jumpers, he recorded his favorites, "Tipitina" and "Go to the Mardi Gras". He lacked crossover appeal among wide audiences. Yet, he is regarded as being a musician, influential for other prominent musicians, such as Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint and Dr. John. After suffering a stroke, Professor Longhair recorded "No Buts – No Maybes" in 1957, he re-recorded "Go to the Mardi Gras" in 1959. He first recorded "Big Chief" with its composer, Earl King, in 1964. In the 1960s, Professor Longhair's career faltered.
He fell into a gambling habit. After a few years during which he disappeared from the music scene, Professor Longhair's musical career received "a well deserved renaissance" and wide recognition, he was invited to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1971 and at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973. His album The London Concert showcases work; that significant career resurrection is best marked by the seminal album "Professor Longhair - Live On The Queen Mary", recorded on March 24, 1975, during an invited-only party hosted by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney on board the retired RMS Queen Mary. By the 1980s his albums, such as Crawfish Fiesta on Alligator Records and New Orleans Piano on Atlantic Records, had become available across America. In 1974 he appeared on the PBS series Soundstage. In 1980 he co-starred in the film documentary Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together, produced and directed by filmmaker Stevenson Palfi; that documentary, plus a long interview with Fess, were included in the 2018 released project "Fess Up".
Professor Longhair died in his sleep of a heart attack while the filming of the documentary was under way. Footage from his funeral was included in the documentary. Professor Longhair's manager through those renaissance years of his career was Allison Miner, of which jazz producer George Wein was quoted saying: "Her devotion to Professor Longhair gave him the best years of his life." Professor Longhair was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981. In 1987 Professor Longhair was awarded a posthumous Grammy Award for his early recordings released as House Party New Orleans Style, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. The B-side of the 1985 Paul McCartney single "Spies Like Us", entitled "My Carnival", credited to McCartney and Wings, was recorded in New Orleans and dedicated to Professor Longhair, his song "Tipitina" was covered by Hugh Laurie on the 2011 CD album Let Them Talk. Laurie is a long-time fan, having used Longhair's "Go to the Mardi Gras" as the theme for the pilot episode of A Bit of Fry & Laurie.
Laurie used to perform these two songs during his world concert tours of 2011-2014 with The Copper Bottom Band, on March 2013 paid tribute to Professor Longhair in a special concert on board of the RMS Queen Mary. The famous New Orleans music venue Tipitina's is named after one of Longhair's signature songs, was created as a venue for Longhair to perform in his aged years. A bust of Professor Longhair greets visitors upon entering the venue. In the 1940s, Professor Longhair was playing with Caribbean musicians, listening a lot to Perez Prado's mambo records, absorbing and experimenting with it all, he was enamored with Cuban music. Longhair's style was known locally as "rumba-boogie". Alexander Stewart stated that Longhair was a key figure bridging the worlds of boogie-woogie and the new style of rhythm and blues. In his composition "Misery," Professor Longhair played a habanera-like figure in his left hand; the deft use of tr
A curlicue, or alternatively curlycue, in the visual arts, is a fancy twist, or curl, composed from a series of concentric circles. It is a recurring motif in calligraphy and in general scrollwork; the word can refer to a specific kind of origami, made out of a single stripe of paper that can be transformed in many geometric shapes. Scrollwork Arabesque Swash Calligraphy, in which curlicues are a frequent adornment of lavish text Sinhala script, the script used to write the Sinhala language, composed entirely of curlicues List of One Piece characters#Vinsmoke Sanji
Thomas John "Tom" Dowd was an American recording engineer and producer for Atlantic Records. He was credited with innovating the multitrack recording method. Dowd worked on a veritable "who's who" of recordings that encompassed blues, pop and soul records. Born in Manhattan, Dowd grew up playing piano, tuba and string bass, his mother was an opera singer and his father was a concertmaster. Dowd graduated from Stuyvesant High School in June 1942 at the age of 16, he continued his musical education at City College of New York. Dowd played in a band at New York's Columbia University, where he became a conductor, he was employed at the physics laboratory of Columbia University. At age 18, Dowd was drafted into the military with the rank of sergeant, he continued his work in physics at Columbia University. He worked on the Manhattan Project; the purpose of the work was unclear until 1945. Dowd planned to obtain a degree in nuclear physics when he completed his work on the Manhattan Project. However, because his work was top secret, the university did not recognize it, Dowd decided not to continue, since the university's curriculum would not have been able to further his physics education.
His research for the military was more advanced than academic courses at that time. Dowd took a job at a classical music recording studio until he obtained employment at Atlantic Records, his first hit was Eileen Barton's "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake". He soon became a top recording engineer there and recorded popular artists such as Ray Charles, the Drifters, the Coasters, the Spinners, Ruth Brown and Bobby Darin, including Darin's famous rendition of Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht's "Mack the Knife", he captured jazz masterpieces by Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker. It was Dowd's idea to cut Ray Charles' recording of "What'd I Say" into two parts and release them as the A-side and B-side of the same single record. Dowd worked as an producer from the 1940s until the beginning of the 21st century. While working for Atlantic Records, he lived in Westwood, NJ with his wife Jackie and his sons and Todd, he recorded albums by many artists including Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Oak Arkansas and the Dominos, Rod Stewart, Wishbone Ash, New Model Army, Lulu, the Allman Brothers Band, Joe Bonamassa, the J. Geils Band, Meat Loaf, Sonny & Cher, the Rascals, the Spinners, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, the Four Seasons, Kenny Loggins, James Gang, Dusty Springfield, Eddie Harris, Charles Mingus, Herbie Mann, Booker T. & the M.
G.'s, Aretha Franklin, Joe Castro and Primal Scream. He was an employee of Apex Studios in the 1950s. Dowd received a Grammy Trustees Award for his lifetime achievements in February 2002, he died of emphysema on October 27, 2002, in Florida, where he had been living and working at Criteria Studios for many years, a week after his 77th birthday. Tom Dowd helped to shape the artists that he worked with, because he worked with an array of great artists on some of the world's greatest recordings, Dowd was influential in creating the sound of the second half of the 20th Century, it was he who encouraged Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records to install an Ampex eight-track recorder, enabling Atlantic to be the first recording company to record using multiple tracks. Dowd is credited as the engineer who popularized the eight-track recording system for commercial music and popularized the use of stereophonic sound, he pioneered the use of linear channel faders as opposed to rotary controls on audio mixers.
He devised various methods for altering sound after the initial recording. In 2003 director Mark Moormann premiered an award-winning documentary about his life entitled Tom Dowd and the Language of Music. In the 2004 biopic Ray, Tom Dowd was portrayed by actor Rick Gomez. Tom Dowd was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012; the ceremony took place on April 14, 2012, Robbie Robertson gave the induction speech. Tom Dowd and the Language of Music "Tom Dowd". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Discography Tom Dowd at Find a Grave
Claus Ogerman was a German arranger and composer best known for his work with Billie Holiday, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Diana Krall. Born in Ratibor, Upper Silesia, Ogerman began his career with the piano, he was one of the most prolific 20th century arrangers and has worked in the Top 40, Pop, Jazz, R&B, Easy listening and Classical music fields. The exact number of recording artists for whom Ogerman has either arranged or conducted during his career has never been determined. In the 1950s, Ogerman worked in Germany as an arranger-pianist with Kurt Edelhagen, Max Greger, Delle Haensch. Claus worked as a part-time vocalist and recorded several 45 rpms under the pen name of "Tom Collins", duetting with Hannelore Cremer - and he recorded a solo vocal with the Delle Haensch Jump Combo as well. In 1959, he moved to the United States and joined the producer Creed Taylor at Verve Records, working on recordings with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Kai Winding and Cal Tjader - among countless others.
Verve was sold to MGM in 1963. Claus Ogerman, by his own admission in Gene Lees' Jazzletter publication, arranged some 60-70 albums for Verve under Creed Taylor's direction from 1963-67. During this time he arranged a large number of pop hits, e.g. in 1961 "Cry To Me" by Solomon Burke, including those of Lesley Gore, It's My Party, Judy's Turn to Cry, She's a Fool, Maybe I Know. In 1966 Ogerman conducted Bill Evans Trio with Symphony Orchestra. In 1967 he joined Creed Taylor on the A&M/CTi label. Ogerman charted under his own name in 1965; the RCA single. Ogerman arranged and conducted Diana Krall's 2001 album The Look of Love, conducted on her DVD "Live in Paris", he served as arranger and conductor for Krall's 2009 album Quiet Nights. Ogerman won the 2010 Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist" for "Quiet Nights", he arranged and conducted the orchestra on George Benson's 1976 album, Breezin', as well as on two other Benson albums. Among Ogerman's most remarkable albums there are: Gate Of Dreams, from the music of the ballet Some Times.
All include original compositions centered on the juxtaposition of jazz instruments and rhythm sections with classical music orchestra. Ogerman devoted himself exclusively to composing since the 1970s, his commissions including a ballet score for the American Ballet Theatre, Some Times, a work for jazz piano and orchestra Symbiosis for Bill Evans, a work for saxophone and orchestra Cityscape, for Michael Brecker, a song cycle Tagore-Lieder after poems by Rabindranath Tagore, recorded by Judith Blegen and Brigitte Fassbaender, a Concerto for violin and orchestra, Lirico and a Sarabande-Fantasie for violin and orchestra recorded by Aaron Rosand, 10 Songs for Chorus A-Capella After Poems by Georg Heym, recorded by the Cologne Radio Chorus, a work for violin and orchestra Preludio and Chant recorded by Gidon Kremer, his works for violin and piano were recorded on a 2007 disc by the Chinese violinist Yue Deng and French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. In July 2008, Ogerman released an album of compositions with jazz pianist Danilo Perez entitled Across The Crystal Sea.
Ogerman's major influences as a composer remain Alexander Scriabin. He steadfastly maintained that he was not concerned with "modernism" per se stating that his goal was to evoke an emotional response in the listener. Ogerman arranged and conducted Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, the first of two recordings that Frank Sinatra made with Jobim. Ogerman arranged and conducted Jobim's The Composer of Desafinado, Plays, A Certain Mr. Jobim, Jobim and Terra Brasilis, on which he played the piano. On the Jobim and Urubu albums, Ogerman was the producer; the Old Forester House Weißer Holunder Eine verrückte Familie Liebe, wie die Frau sie wünscht I Was All His Die Unschuld vom Lande Die Prinzessin von St. Wolfgang Seine Hoheit war ein Mädchen Rivalen der Manege All the Sins of the Earth Love and Soldiers Mit Eva fing die Sünde an $100 a Night Girls for the Mambo-Bar A Summer You Will Never Forget The Bellboy and the Playgirls Looking for Love Music From The Roaring 20's Jeder Singt Mit! – as Klaus Ogermann Soul Searchin' Watusi Trumpets Saxes Mexicanos Latin Rock Gate of Dreams Aranjuez with Jan Akkerman Cityscape with Michael Brecker Preludio & Chant, Symphonic Dances with Gidon Kremer and the London Symphony Orchestra Claus Ogerman featuring Michael Brecker with Michael Brecker Symphonic Dances / Some Times with the New York Studio Symphony Orchestra Lyrical Works Two Concertos Works for Violin & Piano featuring Yue Deng and Jean-Yves Thibaudet The Man Behind The Music - 4CD featuring various artists List of music arrangers List of jazz arrangers Marc Myers: Claus Ogerman, JazzWax.
2017-10-17. Barbara J. Major: The Work of Claus Ogerman, 2014-2016. Claus Ogerman discography at Discogs Klaus Ogermann on IMDb
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of bandleader Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart. Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued to work with the band as a contracted musician until his death in 1985; the band's primary songwriters and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group's manager. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Since Wyman's departure in 1993, Darryl Jones has served as touring bassist; the Stones have not had an official keyboardist since 1963, but have employed several musicians in that role, including Jack Nitzsche, Nicky Hopkins, Billy Preston, Ian McLagan, Chuck Leavell. The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in 1964 and were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s.
Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the band started out playing covers but found more success with their own material. After a short period of experimentation with psychedelic rock in the mid-1960s, the group returned to its "bluesy" roots with Beggars Banquet, which along with its follow-ups Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St. is considered to be the band's best work and is seen as their "Golden Age." It was during this period they were first introduced on stage as "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World."The band continued to release commercially successful albums through the 1970s and early 1980s, including Some Girls and Tattoo You, the two best-sellers in their discography. During the 1980s, the band infighting curtailed their output and they only released two more underperforming albums and did not tour for the rest of the decade, their fortunes changed at the end of the decade, when they released Steel Wheels, promoted by a large stadium and arena tour, the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour.
Since the 1990s, new material has been less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones continue to be a huge attraction on the live circuit. By 2007, the band had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time: Voodoo Lounge Tour, Bridges to Babylon Tour, Licks Tour and A Bigger Bang. Musicologist Robert Palmer attributes the endurance of the Rolling Stones to their being "rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music", while "more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone"; the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list and their estimated record sales are above 250 million, they have released 23 live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed marked the first of five consecutive No. 1 studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers was the first of eight consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the US.
In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary; the band still continues to release albums to critical acclaim. S. and won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. The band continues to sell out venues, they have been on their No Filter Tour since September, 2017 and will wrap up the tour with a North American leg over Summer 2019. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger became childhood classmates in 1950 in Dartford, Kent; the Jagger family moved to Wilmington, five miles away, in 1954. In the mid-1950s, Jagger formed a garage band with his friend Dick Taylor. Jagger met Richards again on 17 October 1961 on platform two of Dartford railway station; the Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records. A musical partnership began shortly afterwards. Richards and Taylor met Jagger at his house; the meetings moved to Taylor's house in late 1961 where Alan Etherington and Bob Beckwith joined the trio. In March 1962, the Blues Boys read about the Ealing Jazz Club in Jazz News newspaper, which mentioned Alexis Korner's rhythm and blues band, Blues Incorporated.
The group sent a tape of their best recordings to Korner, favourably impressed. On 7 April, they visited the Ealing Jazz Club where they met the members of Blues Incorporated, who included slide guitarist Brian Jones, keyboardist Ian Stewart and drummer Charlie Watts. After a meeting with Korner and Richards started jamming with the group. Jones, no longer in a band, advertised for bandmates in Jazz Weekly, while Stewart found them a practice space. Soon after, Jagger and Richards left Blues Incorporated to join Jones and Stewart; the first rehearsal included guitarist Geoff Bradford and vocalist Brian Knight, both of whom decided not to join the band. They objected to playing the Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley songs preferred by Jagger and R
The McCoys were a rock group formed in Union City, Indiana, in 1962. They are best known for their 1965 hit "Hang on Sloopy", their name was changed from Rick and The Raiders to The McCoys, taken from the B side of The Ventures hit record Walk-Dont Run titled "The McCoy". The original members were all from Union City; the band members were guitarist and lead singer Richard Zehringer, his brother Randy on drums, bassist Dennis Kelly. This first line-up was known as "The Rick Z Combo", known as "Rick and the Raiders"; when Kelly left for college, the Zehringers were joined by bassist Randy Jo Hobbs, saxophonist Sean Michaels, keyboardist Ronnie Brandon. This was the line-up that took the name of "The McCoys". Brandon was replaced by Bobby Peterson on keyboards. One of their best-known songs is "Hang On Sloopy", #1 in the United States in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October 1965 and is the official rock song of the state of Ohio, it is the unofficial fight song of The Ohio State University Buckeyes and can be heard being played at many Ohio State athletic events by the OSU bands.
American sales alone were over one million copies. Other hits include a Top 10 cover of "Fever", a Top 40 cover of Ritchie Valens's "Come On Let's Go". A cover of "Sorrow", the B-side of their version of "Fever", was a hit in the United Kingdom for The Merseys and was covered again by David Bowie, its opening line, "with your long blonde hair and eyes of blue" was quoted by George Harrison in the fadeout of "It's All Too Much", featured on the 1969 Yellow Submarine film soundtrack album. The two Zehringer brothers and Hobbs became Johnny Winter's band for the albums Johnny Winter And and Live Johnny Winter And in 1970 and 1971 respectively; as backing musicians, both Derringer and Hobbs contributed to Winter's releases, Still Alive and Well, Saints & Sinners, John Dawson Winter III. Derringer and Hobbs played with Edgar Winter, as well as appearing on the Together: Edgar Winter and Johnny Winter Live album. Hobbs toured with Johnny Winter, but without Derringer, resulting in Winter's Captured Live! album.
Derringer played with Steely Dan and Cyndi Lauper, among others, in addition to forming bands such as DNA, with drummer Carmine Appice. Hobbs died of drug-related heart failure on 5 August 1993, at the age of 45. Peterson died in Gainesville, Florida, on 21 July 1993, at the age of 47. 1965 in music List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1965 Notes Classic Bands: The McCoys The McCoys at AllMusic
In the music industry, a single is a type of release a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song, released separately from an album, although it also appears on an album; these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released. Despite being referred to as a single, singles can include up to as many as three tracks; the biggest digital music distributor, iTunes Store, accepts as many as three tracks less than ten minutes each as a single, as does popular music player Spotify. Any more than three tracks on a musical release or thirty minutes in total running time is either an extended play or, if over six tracks long, an album; when mainstream music was purchased via vinyl records, singles would be released double-sided.
That is to say, they were released with an A-side and B-side, on which two singles would be released, one on each side. Moreover, only the most popular songs from a released album would be released as a single. In more contemporary forms of music consumption, artists release most, if not all, of the tracks on an album as singles; the basic specifications of the music single were set in the late 19th century, when the gramophone record began to supersede phonograph cylinders in commercially produced musical recordings. Gramophone discs were manufactured in several sizes. By about 1910, the 10-inch, 78 rpm shellac disc had become the most used format; the inherent technical limitations of the gramophone disc defined the standard format for commercial recordings in the early 20th century. The crude disc-cutting techniques of the time and the thickness of the needles used on record players limited the number of grooves per inch that could be inscribed on the disc surface, a high rotation speed was necessary to achieve acceptable recording and playback fidelity.
78 rpm was chosen as the standard because of the introduction of the electrically powered, synchronous turntable motor in 1925, which ran at 3600 rpm with a 46:1 gear ratio, resulting in a rotation speed of 78.26 rpm. With these factors applied to the 10-inch format and performers tailored their output to fit the new medium; the 3-minute single remained the standard into the 1960s, when the availability of microgroove recording and improved mastering techniques enabled recording artists to increase the duration of their recorded songs. The breakthrough came with Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone". Although CBS tried to make the record more "radio friendly" by cutting the performance into halves, separating them between the two sides of the vinyl disc, both Dylan and his fans demanded that the full six-minute take be placed on one side, that radio stations play the song in its entirety; as digital downloading and audio streaming have become more prevalent, it has become possible for every track on an album to be available separately.
The concept of a single for an album has been retained as an identification of a more promoted or more popular song within an album collection. The demand for music downloads skyrocketed after the launch of Apple's iTunes Store in January 2001 and the creation of portable music and digital audio players such as the iPod. In September 1997, with the release of Duran Duran's "Electric Barbarella" for paid downloads, Capitol Records became the first major label to sell a digital single from a well-known artist. Geffen Records released Aerosmith's "Head First" digitally for free. In 2004, Recording Industry Association of America introduced digital single certification due to significant sales of digital formats, with Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" becoming RIAA's first platinum digital single. In 2013, RIAA incorporated on-demand streams into the digital single certification. Single sales in the United Kingdom reached an all-time low in January 2005, as the popularity of the compact disc was overtaken by the then-unofficial medium of the music download.
Recognizing this, On 17 April 2005, Official UK Singles Chart added the download format to the existing format of physical CD singles. Gnarls Barkley was the first act to reach No.1 on this chart through downloads alone in April 2006, for their debut single "Crazy", released physically the following week. On 1 January 2007 digital downloads became eligible from the point of release, without the need for an accompanying physical. Sales improved in the following years, reaching a record high in 2008 that still proceeded to be overtaken in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Singles have been issued in various formats, including 7-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch vinyl discs. Other, less common, formats include singles on Digital Compact Cassette, DVD, LD, as well as many non-standard sizes of vinyl disc; the most common form of the vinyl single is the 45 or 7-inch. The names are derived from its play speed, 45 rpm, the standard diameter, 7 inches; the 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs.
The first 45