Are You Ready for Freddy?
Are You Ready for Freddy? is an album by Freddy Fender. It was released in 1975 on Dot Records and is a collaboration between the singer and producer Huey P. Meaux. Of the 12 songs on the record, two were written by Fender, "Cielito Lindo Is My Lady" and "You Came In The Winter Of My Life". Of the rest, "Lovin' Cajun Style" is a song written by the album's producer; as well, Fender covers the novelty song " That Doggie In The Window?", a Billboard chart-topper for singer Patti Page in 1953. The disc features a remake of the Ray Charles classic "What'd I Say" and the song "I'm Not Through Loving You Yet", co-written by legendary country singer Conway Twitty. Allmusic's Eugene Chadbourne gave the disc high praise, said that Fender "can take on elements as disparate as Doris Day and Ray Charles and make a listener forget either of these icons exist." He compared the playing on the record to "an hip, funky Tex-Mex band hired to play at a wedding." "Secret Love" 3:38 "Loving Cajun Style" 2:21 "Take Your Time" 2:12 "I Can't Put My Arms Around a Memory" 2:32 "Cielito Lindo Is My Lady" 3:10 "Begging to You" 2:25 "What'd I Say" 3:04 " That Doggie In The Window?"
3:05 "Teardrops in My Heart" 1:58 "You Came in the Winter of My Life" 2:26 "I'm Not Through Loving You Yet" 2:26 "Goodbye Clothes" 3:36 Freddy Fender: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Lead Vocal Trace Balin: Backing Vocal Tommy Christian, Randy Cornor, Bill Ham, Robert Martinez, Bobby Neal: Electric & Acoustic Guitars Larry White: Steel Red Young: Piano Ira Wilkes: Bass Randall Lynch: Drums, Percussion
James Harrell McGriff was an American hard bop and soul-jazz organist and organ trio bandleader. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, McGriff started playing piano at the age of five and by his teens had learned to play vibes, alto sax and upright bass, his first group was as bassist in a piano trio. When he joined the United States Army, McGriff served as a military policeman during the Korean War, he became a police officer in Philadelphia for two years. Music kept drawing McGriff's attention away from the police force, his childhood friend, organist Jimmy Smith, had begun earning a substantial reputation in jazz for his Blue Note albums and McGriff became entranced by the organ sound while Richard "Groove" Holmes played at his sister's wedding. Holmes went on to become McGriff's teacher and friend and they recorded together on two occasions in 1973 for two Groove Merchant records. McGriff bought his first Hammond B-3 organ in 1956, spent six months learning the instrument studied at New York's Juilliard School.
He studied with Milt Buckner, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Gatewood. He was influenced by the energy and dynamics of organist Buckner and the diplomatic aplomb of Count Basie, by local organists such as Howard "The Demon" Whaley and Austin Mitchell. McGriff formed a combo that played around Philadelphia and featured tenor saxophonist Charles Earland. During this time, McGriff accompanied such artists as Don Gardner, Arthur Prysock and Carmen McRae, who came through town for local club dates. In 1961, McGriff's trio was offered the chance to record an instrumental version of Ray Charles' hit "I've Got a Woman" by Joe Lederman's Jell Records, a small independent label; when the record received substantial local airplay, Juggy Murray's Sue label picked it up and recorded a full album of McGriff's trio, released in 1962. The album turned out another huge hit in McGriff's "All About My Girl", establishing McGriff's credentials as a fiery blues-based organist, well-versed in gospel, soul and "fatback groove".
McGriff recorded a series of popular albums for the Sue label between 1962 and 1965, ending with what still stands as one of his finest examples of blues-based jazz, Blues for Mister Jimmy. When producer Sonny Lester started his Solid State record label in 1966, he recruited McGriff to be his star attraction. Lester framed McGriff in many different groups, performing a wide variety of styles and giving the organist nearly unlimited opportunities to record. McGriff was heard everywhere from an all-star tribute to Count Basie: The Big Band, a series of "organ and blues band" albums such as Honey and A Thing to Come By, funk classics like Electric Funk, covering pop hits and such original singles as "The Worm" and "Step One"). During this time, McGriff performed at clubs and concert halls worldwide, he settled in Newark, New Jersey, opened his own supper club, The Golden Slipper - where he recorded Black Pearl and another live album, Chicken Fried Soul with Junior Parker in 1971. Beginning in 1969, he performed with Buddy Rich's band, though the two were only recorded once together in 1974 on The Last Blues Album Volume 1.
McGriff "retired" from the music industry in 1972 to start a horse farm in Connecticut. But Sonny Lester's new record company, Groove Merchant, kept issuing McGriff records at a rate of three or four a year. By 1973, McGriff was touring relentlessly and recording again. Around this time, disco was gaining a hold in jazz music and McGriff's flexibility proved infallible, he produced some of his best music during this period: Stump Juice, Red Beans and Outside Looking In. These albums still stand out today as excellent documents of McGriff's organ playing. By 1980, McGriff broke away from Sonny Lester and began working with producer Bob Porter. McGriff began a long relationship with Fantasy Records' Milestone label, collaborating with Rusty Bryant, Al Grey, Red Holloway, David "Fathead" Newman, Frank Wess and Eric Alexander. In 1986, McGriff started a popular partnership with alto saxophone player Hank Crawford, their partnership yielded five co-leader dates for Milestone records: Soul Survivors, Steppin' Up, On the Blue Side, Road Tested, Crunch Time, as well as two dates for Telarc Records: Right Turn on Blue and Blues Groove.
But it was only during their brief period at Telarc that McGriff's name headlined the popular club and cruise-ship attraction. Between 1994 and 1998, McGriff experimented with the Hammond XB-3, an organ synthesizer that increased the organ's capabilities with MIDI enhancements; this gave McGriff an unnatural synthesized sound, which explains his retreat from the instrument on late recordings such as 2000's McGriff's House Party. House Party did include the use of the XB-3. McGriff was one of the first B3 players to add MIDI to the upper keyboard of his personal B3 to add and extend "his sound" beyond just the drawbar sound of the B3, he incorporated synthesizers in his live performances as he liked vibes, strings and other sounds that could only be created by a synthesizer and which the classic B3 cannot provide. Jimmy purchased the XB-3 as he had more control over the MIDI functions, the XB-3 weighs about half of the classic B3, which made it easier to move. Along with the soul-jazz sound, McGriff experienced renewed popularity in the mid-1990s, forming'The Dream T
Power Station (recording studio)
Power Station at BerkleeNYC known as Avatar Studios is a recording studio at 441 West 53rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. The building was a Consolidated Edison power plant. In 1977, it was rebuilt as a recording studio by his partner Bob Walters; the complex was renamed Avatar Studios in May 1996. In 2017, the studios were renamed back to Power Station, by special arrangement with BerkleeNYC. Major acts who have recorded there include the band Power Station, named after the studio itself, many others. Sting's 2016 album 57th & 9th is named for the intersection he crossed every day to get to Avatar Studios where much of the album was recorded. Power Station website Avatar website Avatar Studios 30 Year Anniversary Party
Freddy Fender was an American Tejano and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and the subsequent remake of his own "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights". Fender was born in San Benito, Texas, to Margarita Huerta and her Mexican immigrant husband, Serapio Huerta, he made his debut radio performance at age 10 on Harlingen's radio station KGBT, singing a then-hit, "Paloma Querida."Fender dropped out of high school at age 16 in 1953, when he turned 17, he enlisted for three years in the U. S. Marine Corps, he served time in the brig on several occasions because of his drinking, he was court martialed in August 1956 and discharged with rank of private. According to Fender, he received a letter from the U. S. Department of the Navy saying that he had been wrongfully discharged dishonorably because of alcoholism, he was given a general discharge, he returned to Texas and played nightclubs and honky-tonks throughout the south to Latino audiences.
In 1957 known as El Bebop Kid, he released two songs to moderate success in Mexico and South America: Spanish-language versions of Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" and Harry Belafonte's "Jamaica Farewell." He recorded his own Spanish version of Hank Williams's "Cold Cold Heart" under the title "Tu Frío Corazón." He became known for his cool persona as Eddie con los Shades. In 1958 he changed his name from Baldemar Huerta to Freddy Fender, he took the name Fender from the guitar and amplifier, Freddy because the alliteration sounded good and would "sell better with Gringos!" He went to California. In 1959 Fender recorded the blues ballad "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights." The song was a hit, but he was beset by legal troubles in May 1960 after he and a band member were arrested for possession of marijuana in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After serving nearly three years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, he was released through the intervention of then-governor Jimmie Davis a songwriter and musician.
Davis requested. However, in a 1990 NPR interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Fender said that the condition for parole was to stay away from places that served alcohol. By the end of the 1960s, Fender was back in Corpus Christi, working as a mechanic and attending local college, Del Mar College, while playing music only on the weekends. In 1974 Fender recorded "Before the Next Teardrop Falls." The single was selected for national distribution and became a number-one hit on the Billboard Country and Pop charts. It sold over a million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA in May 1975, his next three singles, "Secret Love," "You'll Lose a Good Thing," and a remake of "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," all reached number one on the Billboard Country charts. Between 1975 and 1983 Fender charted 21 country hits, including "Since I Met You Baby," "Vaya con Dios," "Livin' It Down," and "The Rains Came." "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" became Fender's second million-selling single, with the gold disc presentation taking place in September 1975.
Fender was successful on the pop charts. Besides "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" reaching number one on the pop charts in May 1975, "Wasted Days And Wasted Nights" went into the pop top 10 and "Secret Love" into the top 20. "Since I Met You Baby," "You'll Lose A Good Thing", "Vaya con Dios," and "Livin' It Down" all did well on the pop charts. While notable for his genre-crossing appeal, several of Fender's hits featured verses or choruses in Spanish. Bilingual songs hit the pop charts, when they did, it was because of novelty. Bilingual songs reaching the country charts were more unusual. Fender was influenced by the swamp pop sound from southern Louisiana and southeast Texas, as is shown by his recording swamp pop standards on his 1978 album Swamp Gold. One of his major hits, "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," has a typical swamp pop ballad arrangement. Fender associated with swamp pop musicians such as Joe Barry and Rod Bernard and issued many recordings on labels owned by Huey Meaux, a Cajun who specialized in swamp pop.
As music writer John Broven observed, "Although Freddy was a Chicano from Texas marketed as a country artist, much of his formative career was spent in South Louisiana. In 1989 Fender teamed up with fellow Tex–Mex musicians Doug Sahm, Flaco Jiménez, Augie Meyers to form the Texas Tornados, whose work meshed conjunto, Tejano, R&B, blues to wide acclaim; when the Texas Tornados went to audition for Warner Bros. Records, Fender did not think that the group was strong enough, so he brought his own band; the audition was nearly a bust, because he played country music and, not what the executives were looking for. Fender was persuaded to play some vintage rock and blues numbers, what the executives were looking for, was subsequently given a record contract. After being a solo act, Fender was not sure if signing with a group was a good thing, but according to Fender, he "just wanted to record for a major label." The group released four albums and won a Grammy in 1990 for Best Mexican American Performance for the track "Soy de San Luis".
Fender described the group in this way: "You've heard of New Kids on the Block? Well, we're the Old Guys in the Street." Following the death of Sahm, the Tornados' production slowed. A live 1990 appearance on TV's Austin City Limits, one of th
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American rock guitarist and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". Born in Seattle, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the U. S. trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville and began playing gigs on the Chitlin' Circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers' backing band and with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965, he played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by Linda Keith, who in turn interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first manager. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", "The Wind Cries Mary".
He achieved fame in the U. S. after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the U. S.. The world's highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, before his accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27. Hendrix was inspired musically by American roll and electric blues, he favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, was instrumental in popularizing the undesirable sounds caused by guitar amplifier feedback. He was one of the first guitarists to make extensive use of tone-altering effects units, such as fuzz tone, wah-wah, Uni-Vibe in mainstream rock, he was the first artist to use stereophonic phasing effects in music recordings. Holly George-Warren of Rolling Stone commented: "Hendrix pioneered the use of the instrument as an electronic sound source. Players before him had experimented with feedback and distortion, but Hendrix turned those effects and others into a controlled, fluid vocabulary every bit as personal as the blues with which he began."Hendrix was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously.
In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year, in 1968, Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year; the Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked the band's three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, Electric Ladyland, among the 100 greatest albums of all time, they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. Jimi Hendrix had a diverse heritage, his paternal grandmother, Zenora "Nora" Rose Moore, was one-quarter Cherokee. Hendrix's paternal grandfather, Bertran Philander Ross Hendrix, was born out of an extramarital affair between a woman named Fanny, a grain merchant from Urbana, Ohio, or Illinois, one of the wealthiest men in the area at that time. After Hendrix and Moore relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, had a son they named James Allen Hendrix on June 10, 1919.
In 1941 after moving to Seattle, Al met Lucille Jeter at a dance. Lucille's father was Preston Jeter, whose mother was born in similar circumstances as Bertran Philander Ross Hendrix. Lucille's mother, née Clarice Lawson, had African Cherokee ancestors. Al, drafted by the U. S. Army to serve in World War II, left to begin his basic training three days after the wedding. Johnny Allen Hendrix was born on November 1942, in Seattle. In 1946, Johnny's parents changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix, in honor of Al and his late brother Leon Marshall. Stationed in Alabama at the time of Hendrix's birth, Al was denied the standard military furlough afforded servicemen for childbirth, he spent two months locked up without trial, while in the stockade received a telegram announcing his son's birth. During Al's three-year absence, Lucille struggled to raise their son; when Al was away, Hendrix was cared for by family members and friends Lucille's sister Delores Hall and her friend Dorothy Harding. Al received an honorable discharge from the U.
S. Army on September 1, 1945. Two months unable to find Lucille, Al went to the Berkeley, home of a family friend named Mrs. Champ, who had taken care of and had attempted to adopt Hendrix. After returning from service, Al reunited with Lucille, but his inability to find steady work left the family impoverished, they both struggled with alcohol, fought when intoxicated. The violence sometimes drove Hendrix to hide in a closet in their home, his relationship with his brother Leon was precarious. In ad
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter and reality television star who rose to prominence during the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, during which he adopted the nickname "The Prince of Darkness". Osbourne was fired from the band in 1979 due to alcohol and drug problems, but went on to have a successful solo career, releasing eleven studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the United States. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions, he rejoined the band in 1997 and recorded the group’s final studio album 13 before they embarked on a farewell tour which culminated in a final performance in their home city Birmingham, England in February 2017. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal". Osbourne's total album sales from his years in Black Sabbath, combined with his solo work, is over 100 million; as a member of Black Sabbath, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame as a solo artist and as a member of the band.
Possessing a distinctive singing voice, Osbourne, as a native of Birmingham, is known for his strong Brummie accent – he has a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his hometown as well as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, he received the Global Icon Award. In 2015 Osbourne received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters and Authors. In the early 2000s, Osbourne became a reality television star, appearing as himself in the MTV reality show The Osbournes, alongside wife and manager Sharon and two of their three children and Jack, he co-stars with Jack and Kelly in the television series Ozzy & Jack's World Detour. The show's third season debuted in June 2018. Osbourne was born in the Aston area of England, his mother, was a non-observant Catholic who worked days at a factory. His father, John Thomas "Jack" Osbourne, worked night shifts as a toolmaker at the General Electric Company. Osbourne has three older sisters named Jean and Gillian, two younger brothers named Paul and Tony.
The family lived in a small two-bedroom home at 14 Lodge Road in Aston. Osbourne has had the nickname "Ozzy" since primary school. Osbourne dealt with dyslexia at school. At the age of 11, he suffered. Drawn to the stage, he took part in school plays such as Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado and HMS Pinafore; as a Birmingham native, he has a strong Brummie accent. Upon hearing their first hit single at age 14, he became a great fan of the Beatles, he credits the band's 1963 song "She Loves You" for inspiring him to become a musician. He said in the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, "I knew I was going to be a rock star the rest of my life." Osbourne left school at 15 and was employed as a construction site labourer, trainee plumber, apprentice toolmaker, car factory horn-tuner, abattoir worker. He attempted to commit burglary, stealing a television, a handful of baby clothes, some T-shirts, he spent six weeks in Winson Green Prison when he was unable to pay a fine after being found guilty of robbing a clothes shop.
In late 1967, Geezer Butler formed his first band, Rare Breed, soon recruited Osbourne to serve as vocalist. The band played two shows broke up. Osbourne and Butler reunited in Polka Tulk Blues, along with guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward, whose band Mythology had broken up, they renamed themselves Earth, but after being accidentally booked for a show instead of a different band with the same name, they decided to change their name again. They settled on the name Black Sabbath in August 1969, based on the film of the same title; the band had noticed. While recording their first album, Butler read an occult book and woke up seeing a dark figure at the end of his bed. Butler told Osbourne about it and together they wrote the lyrics to "Black Sabbath", their first song in a darker vein. Despite only a modest investment from their US record label Warner Bros. Records, Black Sabbath met with enduring success. Built around Tony Iommi's guitar riffs, Geezer Butler's lyrics, Bill Ward's dark tempo drumbeats, topped by Osbourne's eerie vocals, early records such as their debut album Black Sabbath and Paranoid sold huge numbers, as well as getting considerable airplay.
Osbourne recalls a band lament, "in those days, the band wasn't popular with the women". At about this time, Osbourne first met Sharon Arden. After the unexpected success of their first album, Black Sabbath were considering her father, Don Arden, as their new manager, Sharon was at that time working as Don's receptionist. Osbourne admits he was attracted to her but assumed that "she thought I was a lunatic". Osbourne said years that the best thing about choosing Don Arden as manager was that he got to see Sharon though their relationship was professional at that point. Just five months after the release of Paranoid the band released Master of Reality; the album reached the top ten in both the United States and UK, was certified gold in less than two months. In the 1980s it received platinum certification and went
Innovation in its modern meaning is a "new idea, creative thoughts, new imaginations in form of device or method". Innovation is also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs; such innovation takes place through the provision of more-effective products, services, technologies, or business models that are made available to markets and society. An innovation is something original and more effective and, as a consequence, that "breaks into" the market or society. Innovation is related to, but not the same as, invention, as innovation is more apt to involve the practical implementation of an invention to make a meaningful impact in the market or society, not all innovations require an invention. Innovation manifests itself via the engineering process, when the problem being solved is of a technical or scientific nature; the opposite of innovation is exnovation. While a novel device is described as an innovation, in economics, management science, other fields of practice and analysis, innovation is considered to be the result of a process that brings together various novel ideas in such a way that they affect society.
In industrial economics, innovations are created and found empirically from services to meet growing consumer demand. Innovation has an older historical meaning, quite different. From the 1400s through the 1600s, prior to early American settlement, the concept of "innovation" was pejorative, it was an early modern synonym for rebellion and heresy. A 2014 survey of literature on innovation found over 40 definitions. In an industrial survey of how the software industry defined innovation, the following definition given by Crossan and Apaydin was considered to be the most complete, which builds on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development manual's definition: Innovation is production or adoption and exploitation of a value-added novelty in economic and social spheres, it is both an outcome. According to Kanter innovation includes original invention and creative use and defines innovation as a generation and realization of new ideas, products and processes. Two main dimensions of innovation were degree of kind of innovation.
In recent organizational scholarship, researchers of workplaces have distinguished innovation to be separate from creativity, by providing an updated definition of these two related but distinct constructs:Workplace creativity concerns the cognitive and behavioral processes applied when attempting to generate novel ideas. Workplace innovation concerns. Innovation involves some combination of problem/opportunity identification, the introduction, adoption or modification of new ideas germane to organizational needs, the promotion of these ideas, the practical implementation of these ideas. In business and in economics, innovation can become a catalyst for growth. With rapid advancements in transportation and communications over the past few decades, the old-world concepts of factor endowments and comparative advantage which focused on an area's unique inputs are outmoded for today's global economy. Economist Joseph Schumpeter, who contributed to the study of innovation economics, argued that industries must incessantly revolutionize the economic structure from within, innovate with better or more effective processes and products, as well as market distribution, such as the connection from the craft shop to factory.
He famously asserted that "creative destruction is the essential fact about capitalism". Entrepreneurs continuously look for better ways to satisfy their consumer base with improved quality, durability and price which come to fruition in innovation with advanced technologies and organizational strategies. A prime example of innovation involved the explosive boom of Silicon Valley startups out of the Stanford Industrial Park. In 1957, dissatisfied employees of Shockley Semiconductor, the company of Nobel laureate and co-inventor of the transistor William Shockley, left to form an independent firm, Fairchild Semiconductor. After several years, Fairchild developed into a formidable presence in the sector; these founders left to start their own companies based on their own, latest ideas, leading employees started their own firms. Over the next 20 years, this snowball process launched the momentous startup-company explosion of information-technology firms. Silicon Valley began as 65 new enterprises born out of Shockley's eight former employees.
Since hubs of innovation have sprung up globally with similar metonyms, including Silicon Alley encompassing New York City. Another example involves business incubators – a phenomenon nurtured by governments around the world, close to knowledge clusters like universities or other Government Excellence Centres – which aim to channel generated knowledge to applied innovation outcomes in order to stimulate regional or national economic growth. In the organizational context, innovation may be linked to positive changes in efficiency, quality and market share. However, recent research findings highlight the complementary role of organizational culture in enabling organizations to translat