New Juke Box Hits
New Juke Box Hits is the fifth studio album by rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, released in March 1961 on Chess Records, catalogue LP 1456. Unlike his previous four long-players, only two tracks had been released on 45 rpm singles, both sides of his record from the month before, "Little Star" backed with "I'm Talking About You." The album was recorded and released while Berry was in the midst of legal difficulties which led to his imprisonment in 1962. The adverse publicity from these legal problems affected sales of his records, the aforementioned single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Berry would not release another album of songs for over three years. "I'm Talking About You" was recorded by the Rolling Stones for Out of Our Heads, which peaked at #2 in the United Kingdom. S. on December's Children. The Beatles recorded it for a BBC radio broadcast and that recording was published on their album On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 in 2013. William Ruhlmann in a retrospective review for AllMusic, feels that the distractions of his legal problems inhibited Berry, so the songs on this album compare unfavourably with his earlier albums.
All tracks composed by Chuck Berry except. "I'm Talking About You" – 1:46 "Diploma for Two" – 2:28 "Thirteen Question Method" – 2:12 "Away from You" – 2:38 "Don't You Lie to Me" – 2:02 "The Way It Was Before" – 2:52 "Little Star" – 2:45 "Route 66" – 2:45 "Sweet Sixteen" – 2:45 "Run Around" – 2:31 "Stop and Listen" – 2:26 "Rip It Up" – 1:57 Chuck Berry – vocals, guitars Johnnie Johnson – piano Reggie Boyd – bass Fred Below, Jaspar Thomas – drums Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone New Juke Box Hits at Discogs
One Dozen Berrys
One Dozen Berrys is the second studio album of Chuck Berry, released in March 1958 on Chess Records, catalogue LP 1432. With the exception of five tracks, "Rockin' at the Philharmonic," "Guitar Boogie," "In-Go," "How You've Changed," and "It Don't Take but a Few Minutes," all selections had been released on 45 rpm singles, it was released in the United Kingdom. In 2012, Hoodoo reissued the album with Chuck Berry Is on Top on the same CD. Sheldon Recording Studio, where all of the recordings were made, was located at 2120 South Michigan Ave. in Chicago and became Chess Studios. All tracks written by Chuck Berry. "Sweet Little Sixteen" – 3:03 "Blue Feeling" – 3:04 "La Juanda" – 3:14 "Rockin' at the Philharmonic" – 3:23 "Oh Baby Doll" – 2:37 "Guitar Boogie" – 2:21 "Reelin' and Rockin'" – 3:18 "In-Go" – 2:29 "Rock and Roll Music" – 2:34 "How You've Changed" – 2:49 "Low Feeling" – 3:09 same recording as "Blue Feeling", but with the tape playback slowed "It Don't Take but a Few Minutes" – 2:31 Chuck Berry – vocals, guitars Hubert Sumlin – electric guitar Johnnie Johnson, Lafayette Leake – piano Willie Dixon – bass Fred Below, Ebbie Hardy – drums One Dozen Berrys at Discogs
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The line-up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr led the band to be regarded as the foremost and most influential in history. With a sound rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form, to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s, they incorporated elements of classical music, older pop forms, unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways, in years experimented with a number of musical styles ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As they continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, they came to be seen as embodying the era's sociocultural movements. Led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960 with Stuart Sutcliffe playing bass.
The core trio of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, together since 1958, went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them in 1962. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings expanding their domestic success after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962; as their popularity grew into the intense fan frenzy dubbed "Beatlemania", the band acquired the nickname "the Fab Four", with Epstein and other members of the band's entourage sometimes given the informal title of "fifth Beatle". By early 1964, the Beatles were international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market, breaking numerous sales records, they soon made their motion-picture debut with A Hard Day's Night. From 1965 onwards, they produced innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul, Sgt. Pepper's The Beatles and Abbey Road. In 1968, they founded Apple Corps, a multi-armed multimedia corporation that continues to oversee projects related to the band's legacy.
After the group's break-up in 1970, all four members enjoyed success as solo artists. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980. McCartney and Starr remain musically active; the Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 800 million records worldwide. They are the best-selling music artists in the US, with certified sales of over 178 million units, have had more number-one albums on the British charts, have sold more singles in the UK, than any other act; the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, all four main members were inducted individually between 1994 and 2015. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful artists; the band have received an Academy Award and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. They were collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people. In March 1957, John Lennon aged sixteen, formed a skiffle group with several friends from Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool.
They called themselves the Blackjacks, before changing their name to the Quarrymen after discovering that a respected local group was using the other name. Fifteen-year-old Paul McCartney joined them as a rhythm guitarist shortly after he and Lennon met that July. In February 1958, McCartney invited his friend George Harrison to watch the band; the fifteen-year-old auditioned for Lennon, impressing him with his playing, but Lennon thought Harrison was too young for the band. After a month of Harrison's persistence, during a second meeting, he performed the lead guitar part of the instrumental song "Raunchy" on the upper deck of a Liverpool bus, they enlisted him as their lead guitarist. By January 1959, Lennon's Quarry Bank friends had left the group, he began his studies at the Liverpool College of Art; the three guitarists, billing themselves at least three times as Johnny and the Moondogs, were playing rock and roll whenever they could find a drummer. Lennon's art school friend Stuart Sutcliffe, who had just sold one of his paintings and was persuaded to purchase a bass guitar, joined in January 1960, it was he who suggested changing the band's name to Beatals, as a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets.
They used this name until May, when they became the Silver Beetles, before undertaking a brief tour of Scotland as the backing group for pop singer and fellow Liverpudlian Johnny Gentle. By early July, they had refashioned themselves as the Silver Beatles, by the middle of August shortened the name to The Beatles. Allan Williams, the Beatles' unofficial manager, arranged a residency for them in Hamburg, but lacking a full-time drummer they auditioned and hired Pete Best in mid-August 1960; the band, now a five-piece, left four days contracted to club owner Bruno Koschmider for what would be a 31⁄2-month residency. Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn writes: "They pulled into Hamburg at dusk on 17 August, the time when the red-light area comes to life... flashing neon lights screamed out the various entertainment on offer, while scantily clad women sat unabashed in shop windows waiting for business opportunities." Koschmider had converted a couple of strip clubs in the district into music venues, he placed the Beatles at the Indra Club.
Rockin' at the Hops
Rockin' at the Hops is the fourth studio album by rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, released in July 1960 on Chess Records, catalogue LP 1448. With the exception of four tracks, "Down the Road a Piece," "Confessin' the Blues," "Betty Jean," and "Driftin' Blues," all selections had been released on 45 rpm singles; the first 7" 45-RPM single from Rockin' at the Hops was "Childhood Sweetheart" backed with "Broken Arrow", released in September 1959. The second single was "Let It Rock" backed with "Too Pooped to Pop", released in January 1960; the last two singles—"Bye Bye Johnny" backed with "Worried Life Blues" and "I Got to Find My Baby" backed with "Mad Lad" —did not chart. All tracks written by Chuck Berry except. "Bye Bye Johnny" – 2:02 "Worried Life Blues" – 2:07 "Down the Road a Piece" – 2:10 "Confessin' the Blues" – 2:06 "Too Pooped to Pop" – 2:31 "Mad Lad" – 2:06 "I Got to Find My Baby" – 2:12 "Betty Jean" – 2:25 "Childhood Sweetheart" – 2:40 "Broken Arrow" – 2:19 "Driftin' Blues" – 2:16 "Let It Rock" – 1:42 Chuck Berry – vocals, guitars Matt "Guitar" Murphy – electric guitar Johnnie Johnson – piano Willie Dixon – bass Fred Below, Ebbie Hardy – drums The Ecuadors – backing vocals L. C. Davis – tenor saxophone Rockin' at the Hops at Discogs
Chuck Berry in Memphis
Chuck Berry in Memphis is the eleventh studio album by Chuck Berry, released in 1967 by Mercury Records. All songs written by Chuck Berry except as noted "Back to Memphis" – 2:40 "I Do Really Love You" – 2:28 "Ramblin' Rose" – 2:34 "Sweet Little Rock and Roller" – 2:14 "My Heart Will Always Belong to You" – 2:40 "Oh Baby Doll" – 2:15 "Check Me Out" – 2:32 "It Hurts Me Too" – 2:57 "Bring Another Drink" – 2:34 "So Long" – 2:43 "Goodnight, Well It's Time to Go" 2:20 "Flying Home" - 2:25 Chuck Berry – guitar, vocals Satch Arnold – drums Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar Bobby Emmons – piano Andrew Love – tenor saxophone Gene Miller – trumpet James Mitchell – baritone saxophone Reggie Young – piano Chuck Berry in Memphis at Discogs
Aerocar International's Aerocar was an American roadable aircraft and built by Moulton Taylor in Longview, Washington, in 1949. Although six examples were built, the Aerocar never entered production. Taylor's design of a roadable aircraft dates back to 1946. During a trip to Delaware, he met inventor Robert E. Fulton, Jr. who had designed an earlier roadable airplane, the Airphibian. Taylor recognized that the detachable wings of Fulton’s design would be better replaced by folding wings, his prototype Aerocar utilized folding wings that allowed the road vehicle to be converted into flight mode in five minutes by one person. When the rear license plate was flipped up, the operator could connect the propeller shaft and attach a pusher propeller; the same engine drove the front wheels through a three-speed manual transmission. When operated as an aircraft, the road transmission was left in neutral On the road, the wings and tail unit were designed to be towed behind the vehicle. Aerocars could have a top airspeed of 110 miles per hour.
Civil certification was gained in 1956 under the auspices of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, Taylor reached a deal with Ling-Temco-Vought for serial production on the proviso that he was able to attract 500 orders. When he was able to find only half that number of buyers, plans for production ended, only six examples were built, with one still flying as of 2008 and another rebuilt by Taylor into the only Aerocar III. In 2013, the Disney film, Planes honored the design with a character based on the aerocar, Franz aka Fliegenhosen. There are four Aerocar I, one Aerocar II, one Aerocar I, rebuilt as an Aerocar III. N4994P is yellow with silver wings, it was the first Aerocar and is on display at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is not flown. N101D is owned by Greg Herrick's Yellowstone Aviation Inc, it is maintained in flying condition and is on display at the Golden Wings Flying Museum located on the south west side of the Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Minneapolis. This aircraft is featured flying overhead on the cover on the book "A Drive In the Clouds" by Jake Schultz.
In December 2011, N101D was being offered for sale at an asking price of USD1.25 million. N102D is green; the last Aerocar built and the only one still flying, it is owned by Ed Sweeney and is on display at the Kissimmee Air Museum located at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Kissimmee, Florida. N102D was the only Aerocar built with the larger O-360 Lycoming powerplant giving it much better performance, it is the only road driven Aerocar left. It is flown by the owner's son Sean Sweeney, it was owned by actor Bob Cummings, who used it in his TV sitcom The New Bob Cummings Show. It has appeared in James May's "Big Idea" on BBC2, first aired Sunday September 28, 2008. Inspired by this vehicle, Ed Sweeney is developing the Aerocar 2000 via his Aerocar firm. N103D has been repainted to red/black with red wings, it has been owned by Carl Felling and Marilyn Stine of Grand Junction, Colorado since 1981. It once flew Raúl Castro in Cuba, it damaged the aircraft. From 1961-1963 the Aerocar was operated under contract between Star Stations and Wik's Air Service, Inc.
It was used as a traffic-watch aircraft for KISN radio station in Portland, Oregon where it was flown by "Scotty Wright". Several pilots provided the AIRWATCH service beginning with World War II veteran pilot Guilford Wikander, President of Wik's Air Service, Inc. Guilford was followed in order by his sister Ruth Wikander, W. John Jacob III, Wayne Nutsch and Alan Maris. Scotty Wright reports Nutsch having 350 flying hours in N103D performing AIRWATCH duty. Traffic reporting was from 7:00 AM–8:30 AM and 4:30 PM–6:00 PM. During the Aerocar's AIRWATCH missions, it was painted white with red hearts and had the letters KISN on the top and bottom of the wings; the aircraft was equipped with an emergency police/fire receiver for use in reporting emergency events on KISN radio stations broadcast. When flown for KISN it was based at Hillsboro Airport, Hillsboro Oregon. On one of its more eventful flights for KISN it survived the Columbus Day Storm of 1962 without damage after its evening traffic reporting flight.
Ruth Wikander was piloting the aircraft at that particular time and is credited with the successful landing during extreme wind conditions. Ruth Wikander was an active member of the International Organization of Women Pilots. In 1962 Ruth Wikander drove the Aerocar as an automobile while trailering the wings in the annual Portland Rose Festival parade; the Aerocar was an integral part of KISN Radio and can be seen at stumptownblogger.com along with photos of famous rock musicians and KISN DJ's of the times. Last flown in 1977, the aircraft is no longer airworthy and has been in storage since, it is listed for sale for the price of US$2.2 million. N107D is an Aerocar Aero-Plane, or Aerocar II, it is based on the original Aerocar design. It uses the tail section from the Aerocar, it is powered by a 150 hp IO-320 Lycoming engine. Only a single example was built, it is presently located in Colorado Springs, Colorado owned by Ed Sweeney owner of N102D. The sixth Aerocar is painted red with silver wings.
It was the final flying car effort by Moul