He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in United States in 2014. At the age of eight he was introduced into the world of music in the Escuela de Bellas Artes of his native city, furthering his musical studies in Mexico City. In 1950, at the age of fifteen, he composed his first melody titled Nunca en el Mundo, the following year he began his professional career as a pianist. In 1959, an executive of RCA Victor urged him to record his first album of love songs, in 1965 he won the first place of the Festival de la Canción in Miami with the song Cuando Estoy Contigo. In 1970, his song Somos Novios was translated into English by Sid Wayne, the English version, Its Impossible, was performed by Perry Como and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1978 he won the first place of the Mallorca Festival in Spain, in 1982, the song Corazón Amigo, was honored in the Yamaha Festival. In 1993 Billboard magazine gave him an award for his excellent musical career, in 2011, Manzanero became President of and one of the main directors of the Asociación Nacional de Autores y Compositores.
He served as Vice President of the association From 1982 through 2011 and his work in defense of copyright laws has strengthened this organization and has given it international acclaim. Manzanero has composed more than four hundred songs, fifty of which have given him international fame and he has participated in numerous radio and television shows, recorded more than thirty albums, and composed the musical scores of several movies. His most famous songs include Voy a apagar la luz, Contigo Aprendí, Adoro, No sé tú, Por Debajo de la Mesa Esta Tarde Vi Llover, Somos Novios, international Jose Guillermo Carrillo Foundation List of singer-songwriters/Mexico
James Edward Burton is an American guitarist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001, Burton has recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Critic Mark Demming writes that Burton has a reputation as one of the finest guitar pickers in either country or rock. Burton is one of the best guitar players to touch a fretboard. Burton was born in Dubberly in south Webster Parish near Minden, Louisiana, to Guy M. Burton and the former Lola Poland and she was the daughter of James and Althius Poland. Self-taught, Burton began playing guitar in childhood, by the time he was thirteen, he was playing semi-professionally. A year he was hired to be part of the band for the popular Louisiana Hayride radio show in Shreveport. While he was still a teenager, Burton left Shreveport for Los Angeles, there, he made numerous recordings as a session musician. Burton created and played the solo on Dale Hawkins 1957 hit song Susie Q. In 1965 he started working on the television program Shindig, which curtailed his touring with Nelson.
However, Burton continued contributing to his friends studio albums through the Perspective sessions in April 1968, exposure led to recording session work with a variety of artists, mostly as an unattributed sideman. In 1967 Burton played Dobro on the Richie Furay song, A Childs Claim To Fame on Buffalo Springfields second album, Buffalo Springfield Again. Due to the volume of work, Burton turned down an offer to join Bob Dylans first touring band, in 1969, Presley again asked Burton to join his show in Las Vegas, this time, Burton accepted. Burton organized the TCB Band, serving as its leader, a hallmark of Elvis live shows during this period was his exhortation, Play it, James, as a cue for the guitarists solos. For the first season in Vegas in 1969, Burton played his red standard Telecaster, shortly thereafter, he purchased the now familiar pink paisley custom Telecaster. Burton was not sure that Elvis would like it, since Elvis did, since 1998, Burton has played lead guitar in Elvis, The Concert which reunited some of Elvis former TCB bandmates, background singers and Elvis orchestral conductor Joe Guercio live on stage.
He was joined by a cast of talented musicians which included his bandmate with Presley, Glen D. Hardin, and newer musicians which included Rodney Crowell. However, once Presley was ready to return to the road, Burton returned to perform with him, although the others, including Hardin, just before Presley died in 1977, Burton was called to play on a John Denver television special
Ivory Joe Hunter
Ivory Joe Hunter was an American rhythm-and-blues singer and pianist. After a series of hits on the US R&B chart starting in the mid-1940s and he was billed as The Baron of the Boogie, and known as The Happiest Man Alive. His musical output ranged from R&B to blues, boogie-woogie, and country music, uniquely, he was honored at both the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Grand Ole Opry. Hunter was born in Kirbyville, Ivory Joe was his given name, not a nickname nor a stage name. As a youngster, he developed an early interest in music from his father, Dave Hunter, who played guitar and he was a talented pianist by the age of 13. He made his first recording for Alan Lomax and the Library of Congress as a teenager, Hunter was the uncle of Rick Stevens, the original lead vocalist fro Tower of Power. In the early 1940s, Hunter had his own show in Beaumont, Texas, on KFDM. In 1942 he moved to Los Angeles, joining Johnny Moores Three Blazers in the mid-1940s. He wrote and recorded his first song, Blues at Sunrise, with the Three Blazers for his own label, Ivory Records, in the late 1940s, Hunter founded Pacific Records.
In 1947, he recorded for Four Star Records and King Records, two years later, he recorded further R&B hits, on I Quit My Pretty Mama and Guess Who he was backed by members of Duke Ellingtons band. After signing with MGM Records, he recorded I Almost Lost My Mind, I Need You So was a number two R&B hit that same year. With his smooth delivery, Hunter became a popular R&B artist, in April 1951, he made his network TV debut on You Asked for It. He toured widely with a band and became known for his large build, his brightly colored stage suits. By 1954, he had recorded more than 100 songs and moved to Atlantic Records and his first song to cross over to the pop charts was Since I Met You Baby. It was to be his only Top 40 pop song, reaching number 12 on the pop chart, while visiting Memphis, Tennessee, in the spring of 1957, Hunter was invited by Elvis Presley to visit Graceland. The two spent the day together, singing I Almost Lost My Mind and other songs together, Hunter commented, He is very spiritually minded.
He showed me every courtesy, and I think hes one of the greatest, Presley recorded several of his songs, including I Need You So, My Wish Came True and Aint That Lovin You, Baby. Hunter was a songwriter, and some estimate he wrote more than 7,000 songs
It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by blues and blues and country music. Rock music drew strongly on a number of genres such as electric blues and folk. Musically, rock has centered on the guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass guitar. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse-chorus form, like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis. Punk was an influence into the 1980s on the subsequent development of subgenres, including new wave, post-punk. From the 1990s alternative rock began to rock music and break through into the mainstream in the form of grunge, Britpop. Similarly, 1970s punk culture spawned the visually distinctive goth and emo subcultures and this trio of instruments has often been complemented by the inclusion of other instruments, particularly keyboards such as the piano, Hammond organ and synthesizers.
The basic rock instrumentation was adapted from the blues band instrumentation. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed a rock band or rock group, Rock music is traditionally built on a foundation of simple unsyncopated rhythms in a 4/4 meter, with a repetitive snare drum back beat on beats two and four. Melodies are often derived from older musical modes, including the Dorian and Mixolydian, harmonies range from the common triad to parallel fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions. Critics have stressed the eclecticism and stylistic diversity of rock, because of its complex history and tendency to borrow from other musical and cultural forms, it has been argued that it is impossible to bind rock music to a rigidly delineated musical definition. These themes were inherited from a variety of sources, including the Tin Pan Alley pop tradition, folk music and rhythm, as a result, it has been seen as articulating the concerns of this group in both style and lyrics. Christgau, writing in 1972, said in spite of some exceptions and roll usually implies an identification of male sexuality, according to Simon Frith rock was something more than pop, something more than rock and roll.
Rock musicians combined an emphasis on skill and technique with the concept of art as artistic expression, original. The foundations of music are in rock and roll, which originated in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Its immediate origins lay in a melding of various musical genres of the time, including rhythm and blues and gospel music, with country. In 1951, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began playing rhythm and blues music for a multi-racial audience, debate surrounds which record should be considered the first rock and roll record. Other artists with rock and roll hits included Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis
AllMusic is an online music guide service website. It was launched in 1991 by All Media Guide which became All Media Network, AllMusic was launched in 1991 by Michael Erlewine of All Media Guide. The aim was to discographic information on every artist whos made a record since Enrico Caruso gave the industry its first big boost and its first reference book was published the following year. When first released onto the Internet, AMG predated the World Wide Web and was first available as a Gopher site, the AMG consumer web properties AllMusic. com, AllMovie. com and AllGame. com were sold by Rovi in July 2013 to All Media Network, LLC. All Media Network, LLC. was formed by the founders of SideReel. com. The following are contributors to AllMusic, as of this date, All Media Network produced the AllMusic guide series that includes the AllMusic Guide to Rock, the All Music Guide to Jazz and the All Music Guide to the Blues. Vladimir Bogdanov is the president of the series, in August 2007, PC Magazine included AllMusic in its Top 100 Classic Websites list.
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Norbert Putnam is an American record producer and musician. Putnam grew up near Florence and was part of the Muscle Shoals musicians brought to Nashville to play for Elvis Presley in 1965, on the Elvis recording of Merry Cristmas Baby, Putnam is referenced by Elvis, when he calls Wake up Putt. As a producer, Putnam was responsible for work on Nashvilles non-country music output from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. His credits include works that established the popularity of performers such as Jimmy Buffett, Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg, Brewer & Shipley, Pousette Dart Band, John Hiatt. Cale, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Putnam is still an active touring musician, record producer, author. Putnam resides in Florence, Alabama with his wife Sheryl and two poodles and Gracie and his new book Music Lessons is scheduled for publication in 2015. Norbert Putnam at the Internet Movie Database Norbert Putnam NAMM Oral History Program Interview
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid 1950s. The terms popular music and pop music are used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular. Pop and rock were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they were used in opposition from each other. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other such as urban, rock, Latin. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a format, as well as the common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes. David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as a body of music which is distinguishable from popular, according to Pete Seeger, pop music is professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music, the music charts contain songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz and novelty songs.
Pop music, as a genre, is seen as existing and developing separately, pop music continuously evolves along with the terms definition. The term pop song was first recorded as being used in 1926, Hatch and Millward indicate that many events in the history of recording in the 1920s can be seen as the birth of the modern pop music industry, including in country and hillbilly music. The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that while pops earlier meaning meant concerts appealing to a wide audience. Since the late 1950s, pop has had the meaning of non-classical mus, usually in the form of songs, performed by such artists as the Beatles. Grove Music Online states that, in the early 1960s pop music competed terminologically with beat music, while in the USA its coverage overlapped with that of rock and roll. From about 1967, the term was used in opposition to the term rock music. Whereas rock aspired to authenticity and an expansion of the possibilities of music, pop was more commercial, ephemeral. It is not driven by any significant ambition except profit and commercial reward, and, in musical terms, it is essentially conservative.
It is, provided from on high rather than being made from below, pop is not a do-it-yourself music but is professionally produced and packaged. The beat and the melodies tend to be simple, with limited harmonic accompaniment, the lyrics of modern pop songs typically focus on simple themes – often love and romantic relationships – although there are notable exceptions
Bob Dylan is an American songwriter, singer and writer. He has been influential in music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social unrest, early songs such as Blowin in the Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. Leaving behind his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single Like a Rolling Stone, recorded in 1965, Dylans lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture, initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. Dylan performs with guitar and harmonica, backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour.
His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, since 1994, Dylan has published seven books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records and he has received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a citation for his profound impact on popular music and American culture. In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, in 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition. Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in St. Marys Hospital on May 24,1941, in Duluth, Minnesota and he has a younger brother, David.
Dylans paternal grandparents and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa, in the Russian Empire and his maternal grandparents and Florence Stone, were Lithuanian Jews who arrived in the United States in 1902. Dylans father, Abram Zimmerman – an electric-appliance shop owner – and mother, Beatrice Beatty Stone, were part of a small, close-knit Jewish community. They lived in Duluth until Robert was six, when his father had polio and the returned to his mothers hometown, Hibbing. In his early years he listened to the radio—first to blues and country stations from Shreveport and and he formed several bands while attending Hibbing High School. In the Golden Chords, he performed covers of songs by Little Richard and their performance of Danny & the Juniors Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay at their high school talent show was so loud that the principal cut the microphone. In 1959, his high school yearbook carried the caption Robert Zimmerman, the same year, as Elston Gunnn, he performed two dates with Bobby Vee, playing piano and clapping
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is referred to as the King of Rock and Roll. Presley was born in Tupelo and relocated to Memphis and his music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a popularizer of rockabilly. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, Presleys first RCA single, Heartbreak Hotel, was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. He was regarded as the figure of rock and roll after a series of successful network television appearances. In November 1956, Presley made his debut in Love Me Tender. In 1958, he was drafted into military service, in 1973, Presley featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii. Several years of drug abuse severely damaged his health.
Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century and he won three Grammys, receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. Presley was born on January 8,1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley, Jesse Garon Presley, his identical twin brother, was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before his own birth. Thus, as a child, Presley became close to both parents and formed an especially close bond with his mother. The family attended an Assembly of God, where he found his musical inspiration. Although he was in conflict with the Pentecostal church in his years, rev. Rex Humbard officiated at his funeral, as Presley had been an admirer of Humbards ministry. Presleys ancestry was primarily a Western European mix, including Scots-Irish, German, gladyss great-great-grandmother, Morning Dove White, was possibly a Cherokee Native American. Gladys was regarded by relatives and friends as the dominant member of the small family, Vernon moved from one odd job to the next, evincing little ambition.
The family often relied on help from neighbors and government food assistance, the Presleys survived the F5 tornado in the 1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak. In 1938, they lost their home after Vernon was found guilty of kiting a check written by the landowner, Orville S. Bean and he was jailed for eight months, and Gladys and Elvis moved in with relatives
Elvis (1956 album)
Elvis / Elvis Presley No.2 is the second studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in October 1956 in mono. It spent four weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart that year and it was certified Gold on February 17,1960, and Platinum on August 10,2011, by the Recording Industry Association of America. It was originally released in UK in 1957 as Elvis Presley No.2 with a different front cover and it was catalogued as Rock n Roll No.2. The latter two, contracted to Hill and Range, the company of Presleys manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Also included was the song with which Presley won second prize at a fair in Tupelo when he was ten years old, Red Foleys 1941 country song, Old Shep. With all but one track on the album recorded at a set of sessions over three days in September and his touring band of Scotty Moore, Bill Black. Fontana, along with The Jordanaires, managed to recreate the loose feel from Sun Studio days, mixing rhythm and blues and country and western repertoire items as they had on all of his Sun singles.
The piano player on this album is not registered in the official RCA archives, except for the song So Glad Youre Mine, which was cut at a previous session in New York. In a 1984 interview conducted by Jan-Erik Kjeseth, Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires stated that he was the player on most of the songs on the album. In an article written by Kjeseth for the Flaming Star magazine, it was argued that the player on Love Me, Old Shep. Ernst Jørgensen, writer of Elvis Presley - A Study in Music, Kjeseth claims that Elvis played the piano on the single from this session, Playing for Keeps. Again, Jørgensen seems to be of the same opinion, Gordon Stoker played the piano on Rip it Up and Anyplace is Paradise. RCA first reissued the original 12-track album on Compact Disc in 1984 and this issue, in reprocessed stereo sound, was quickly withdrawn and the disc was reissued in original monophonic. RCA reissued an expanded edition of the album in 1999, for the 1999 reissue, six bonus tracks were added that were both sides of three singles, altering the running order.
Four of the tracks were chart-toppers, Love Me Tender, Too Much, and the double-sided classic Hound Dog and Dont Be Cruel. Bonus tracks recorded on July 2 at RCA Studios in New York City, in September at Radio Recorders and these rock-nroll tapes are believed to have been among those ignobly dumped into the Delaware River near RCA Victors Camden, New Jersey plant in the late 1950s. J. Fontana – drums The Jordanaires - backing vocals Chart positions for LPM1382 from Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, the album tracks are presented in the same order as on the original LP, followed by the six bonus tracks that were included on the 1999 reissue. Elvis Presley, A Life In Music - The Complete Recording Sessions,1998, the Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll, revised first edition,1980
Jerry Obern Scheff is an American bassist, best known for his work with Elvis Presley in the 1960s and 1970s as a member of his TCB Band and his work on The Doors final recordings. Scheff grew up in the Vallejo, after serving in the U. S. Navy he returned to California, ending up in Los Angeles as a session musician. After working at the Sands nightclub in Los Angeles with 16-year-old Billy Preston, Merry Clayton and that success led to other early record appearances with Bobby Sherman, Johnny Mathis, Johnny Rivers, Neil Diamond, Nancy Sinatra, Pat Boone, Sammy Davis Jr. Bobby Vinton, The Monkees, The Everly Brothers, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, in 1971, he appeared on L. A. Woman, the final album recorded by The Doors, playing bass on every track. In July 1969, Scheff became a member of Elvis Presleys touring TCB Band, with the band, he performed in concert with Presley from July 1969 to February 1973 and from April 1975 until Presleys final show on June 26,1977 at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
He appears on Aloha from Hawaii, Back In Memphis, Thats The Way It Is, Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden, the movie from 1972 Elvis On Tour. In years, Scheff worked with Willy DeVille, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Elvis Costello, The Doors, Sam Phillips, Richard Thompson, Scheff was a bassist for Southern Pacific on their debut album. He participated in the 1987 cable television concert Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black, in June 2009 he gave a sold out performance in Breda, Netherlands with the remaining TCB bandmembers. Scheff has stopped touring with the TCB band due to creative, Scheff has three sons, Jason and Lauren Scheff. Jason was the bassist for the band Chicago from 1985 until May 2016, Jason Scheff co-wrote the song Bigger Than Elvis as a tribute to his father Jerry, featuring himself on vocals and Jerry on the bass guitar. As of 2010, Scheff splits his time between his native California and his home in a village in Northumberland, England with his wife Natalie. Scheff wrote the 2012 musical autobiography titled Way Down, Playing Bass with Elvis, the Doors, in 2013 and 2014, Scheff performed two concerts in Birmingham with the singer Janson Bloomer, playing the greatest hits of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and the Doors