Monday, November 20, 2017

Mélanie De Biasio




















Artist:  Melanie De Biasio
Born: July 12, 1978.  Charlerol, Belgium
Genre:  Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Occupation:  Singer
Instruments:  Vocals

Melanie De Biasio is a Belgian Vocalist who mixes Jazz, Blues and Soul.  She has sung and played the Flute with noted Belgian Jazz Musicians such as Pascal Mohy, Michel Herr, Jan de Haas and Philippe Aerts.  She became the famous Montreux Jazz Tokyo Festival.  She is one of the most exciting artists in the Jazz World.




















Title:  Lilies  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Label:  Play It Again Sam
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Your Freedom Is The End Of Me  (3:52)
 2.  Gold Junkies  (3:19)
 3.  Lilies  (4:02)
 4.  Let Me Love You  (4:09)
 5.  Sitting In The Stairwell  (2:49)
 6.  Brother  (3:11)
 7.  Afro Blue  (4:33)
 8.  All My Worlds  (6:41)
 9.  And My Heart Goes On  (6:00)

Personnel:

Melanie De Biasio:  Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals on Tracks:  1, 2, 4, 8, Vocal Beats on Tracks:  2, 4, 9, Electric Guitar on Track  2, Finger Snaps on Track  5, Acoustic Guitar on Track  6, Piano on Track  6, Noise on Track  6, Flute on Tracks: 7, 9
Pascal Paulus:  Piano on Tracks:  1, 4, Clavinet on Tracks:  1, 2, 4, 6, 9, Juno on Tracks:  1, 4, 6-8, Solina on Track  1, R-Bass on Tracks:  1-3, 6-9, Drums on Tracks:  1, 9, Backing Vocals on Tracks:  1, 2, 4,  Electric Guitar on Track  2, Tambourine on Tracks:  2, 6,  Beats on Tracks:  3, 4, 7, 8, Bassdrum on Track  6
Pascal Mohy:  Piano on Tracks:  3, 4, 7,m8
Dre Pallemaerts:  Cymbals on Tracks:  3, 8, Drums on Track  4, Drum Samples on Track  7

Lilies is the third studio album by Melanie De Biasio, released on October 6, 2017 by Play It Again Sam.  Good!, Sexy, Soulful!.


Aubrey Logan


























Artist:  Aubrey Logan
Birth Name:  Aubrey Michelle Logan
Born:  January 16, 1988.  Bellevue, Washington, USA
Genre:  Pop, Jazz, Dance Pop, Neo-Soul, Alternative Pop, Indie Pop
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Instruments:  Vocals, Trombone

Aubrey Logan is an American Pop and Jazz Singer, Songwriter, Trombonist, best known as a member of the famous internet covers bands Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox.  She won the Audience's Choice Award and the July's First Place Award at the 2009 Shure-Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.  














Title:  Impossible  (2017)
Genre:  Pop, Jazz, Dance Pop, Neo-Soul, Alternative Pop, Indie Pop
Label:  Right Track Distribution
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Crying On The Airplane  (3:27)
 2.  Pity Party  (3:57)
 3.  Pistol  (4:05)
 4.  Don't Wanna Tell Nobody  (4:38)
 5.  Louboutins  (3:37)
 6.  Gossip  (3:39)
 7.  California Dreamin'  (3:09)
 8.  Habanera  (3:45)
 9.  Starting To Believe  (4:39)
10. Go  (4:05)
11. U Can't Touch This  (3:54)
12. Impossible  (5:51)

Personnel:

Aubrey Logan:  Vocals on Tracks:  1-12, Trombone on Tracks:  2, 5, 7, 11
Nick Petrillo:  Piano on Tracks: 1, 2, 4, 8, Keyboards on Track 9
Troy Welstad:  Keyboards on Tracks: 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, Rhodes on Track 2, Organ on Track 4
Guillermo Guzman:  Bass on Tracks:  1, 3, 6, 9
Kenny Aronoff:  Drums on Tracks:  1, 4, 10
Richie Gajate Garcia:  Percussion  on Tracks:  1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10
Ian Martin:  Bass on Tracks:  2, 8, 11
Lyndon Rochelle:  Drums on Tracks:  2, 8, 11
Steve Solomon:  Guitar on Tracks: 3, 5, 6, 9, 10
Dave Johnstone:  Drums on Tracks: 3, 9
Sam Beumier:  Bass on Tracks: 4, 5, 10
Casey Abrams:  Keyboards on Track 7, Vocals on Track 7
Ryan Cross String Quartet:  Strings  on Tracks: 9, 12
Ron Walters:  Piano on Track 12

Impossible is the debut solo album by Aubrey Logan, released on October 20, 2017 by Right Track Distribution.  Fantastic Album and Great Vocals.

Maroon 5



































Artist:  Maroon 5
Origin:  Los Angeles, California, USA.
Genre:  Pop Rock, Funk Rock, Alternative Pop

Original line-up:

Adam Levine:  Lead Vocals, Guitar
Micky Madden:  Bass
Jesse Carmichael:  Keyboards, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ryan Dusick:  Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Current line-up:

Adam Levine:  Lead Vocals, Guitar
Micky Madden:  Bass
Jesse Carmichael:  Keyboards, Guitar, Backing Vocals
James Valentine:  Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Matt Flynn:   Drums, Percussion

Additional Musicians

PJ Morton:  Keyboards, Backing Vocals (now replacing Jesse Carmichael)

Maroon 5 is an American Pop Rock Group from Los Angeles, California, while they were in high school by Adam Levine (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Jesse Carmichael (Keyboards), Mickey Madden (Bass), Ryan Dusick (Drums) and Ronnie Mund (Tambourine), formed as a Garage Band called Kara's Flowers, released one album in 1997, after they re-formed with James Valentine (Guitar) with new style in Pop Rock as Maroon 5 with debut album Songs About Jane contained four hit singles: "Harder To Breathe", "This Love", "She Will Be Loved" and "Sunday Morning", and also enjoyed charts success by Gold and Platinum in many countries around the world.














Title:  Red Pill Blues  (2017)
Genre:  Pop Rock, Funk Rock, Alternative Pop
Label:  222, Interscope
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Best 4 U  (4:00)
 2.  What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)  (3:20)
 3.  Wait  (  3:11)
 4.  Lips On You  (3:37)
 5.  Bet My Heart  (3:16)
 6.  Help Me Out (with Julia Michaels)  (3:14)
 7.  Who I Am  (feat. LuchMoney Lewis)  (3:03)
 8.  Whiskey  (feat. ASAP Rocky)  (3:30)
 9.  Girls Like You  (3:35)
10. Closure  (11:19)
11. Denim Jacket  (3:53)
12. Visions  (3:51)
13. Don't Wanna Know (feat. Kendrick Lamar)  (3:34)
14. Cold (feat. Future)  (3:54)

Personnel:

Adam Levine:  Lead Vocals, Guitar
Jesse Carmichael:  Keyboards, Synthesizers, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mickey Madden:  Bass
James Valentine:  Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Matt Flynn:  Electronic Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
PJ Morton:  Keyboards, Synthesizers, Piano, Backing Vocals
Sam Farrar:  Keyboards, Synthesizers, Samples, Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Programming

Red Pill Blues is the sixth studio album by Maroon 5, was released on November 3, 2017 by 222. Interscope Records, featuring SZA, on the lead single "What Lovers Do".

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Golliwogs






































Artist:  The Golliwogs
Origin:  El Cerrito, California, USA
Genre:  Rock, Rock & Roll, Garage Rock, Roots Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Original line-up:

John Fogerty:  Vocals, Guitar
Tom Fogerty:  Guitar
Stu Cook:  Bass, Piano
Doug Clifford:  Drums

The Golliwogs were an American Rock Band from El Cerrito, California, formed in 1964 by John Fogerty (Vocals, Guitar), Tom Fogerty (Guitar Ex Tommy Fogerty & The Blue Velvets), Stu Cook (Bass, Piano), and Doug Clifford (Drums).  After the band changed the name to Creedence Clearwater Revival.














Title:  Fight Fire:  The Complete Recordings 1964-1967  (2017)
Genre:  Rock, Rock & Roll, Garage Rock, Roots Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Label:  Craft Recordings
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Brown-Eyed Girl  (2:31)
 2.  Fight Fire  (2:33)
 3.  Don't Tell Me No Lies  (1:57)
 4.  Walking On The Water  (2:41)
 5.  You Can't Be True (Version 1)  (2:43)
 6.  Try Try Try  (2:12)
 7.  You Came Walking  (1:51)
 8.  Fragile Child  (2:38)
 9.  You Better Be Careful  (2:18)
10. Little Tina  (2:29)
11. I Only Met You Just An Hour Ago  (2:11)
12. You Better Get It Before It Gets You  (2:54)
13. Call It Pretending  (2:11)
14. Gonna Hang Around  (2:33)
15. Where You Been  (2:30)
16. You Got Nothin' On Me  (2:13)
17. She Was Mine  (2:15)
18. Tell Me  (2:27)
19. Porterville  (2:18)
20. Instrumental #1  (2:58)
21. You Can't Be True (Version 2)  (2:24)
22. Little Girl (Does Your Mama Know)  (2:39)
23. Action USA Promotional Spot  (1:04)

Personnel: 

John Fogerty:  Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Harmonica
Tom Fogerty:  Guitar, Vocals
Stu Cook:  Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Doug Clifford:  Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Fight Fire:  The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 is the collection album by The Golliwogs, released on November 10, 2017 by Craft Recordings.  All of the band's recordings as The Golliwogs, including rarities and B-Sides, new liner notes and rare band photos.



Friday, November 17, 2017

Uriah Heep


































Artist:  Uriah Heep
Origin:  London, England
Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock, British Metal

Original line-up:

Mick Box:  Lead Guitar
Ken Hensley:  Keyboards, Guitar
David Byron:  Lead Vocals
Paul Newton:  Bass
Alex Napier:  Drums, Percussion

Classic line-up:

Mick Box:  Lead Guitar
Ken Hensley:  Keyboards, Guitar
David Byron:  Lead Vocals
Gary Thain:  Bass
Lee Kerslake:  Drums, Percussion

Uriah Heep are an English Hard Rock Band from London, formed in 1969.  The band's music in Hard Rock and Progressive Rock, Art Rock and Heavy Metal fusion's distinctive features have always included a massive Keyboard Sound, strong Vocal Harmonies and quasi-operatic vocals.  They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S.















Title:  Your Turn To Remember:  The Definitive Anthology 1970-1990  (2016)
Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock, British Metal
Label:  Sanctuary Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  Gypsy  (6:39)
 2.  Come Away Melinda  (3:49)
 3.  Bird Of Prey  (4:15)
 4.  Lady In Black  (4:43)
 5.  Look At Yourself  (5:10)
 6.  July Morning (7" Single Edit)  (3:31)
 7.  Easy Livin'  (2:37)
 8.  The Wizard  (2:59)
 9.  Sunrise  (4:04)
10. Sweet Lorraine  (4:15)
11. Stealin'  (4:50)
12. Sweet Freedom  (6:31)
13. The Shadows And The Wind  (4:29)
14. Suicidal Man  (3:39)
15. Return To Fantasy  (5:50)
16.  Devil's Daughter  (4:48)

Disc 2:

 1.  Weep In Silence  (5:04)
 2.  Can't Keep A Good Band Down  (3:37)
 3.  Sympathy  (4:43)
 4.  Firefly  (6:17)
 5.  Free 'N' Easy  (3:06)
 6.  Free Me  (3:33)
 7.  Woman Of The Night  (4:03)
 8.  Come Back To Me  (4:19)
 9. It Ain't Easy  (5:40)
10. No Return  (5:57)
11. Too Scared To Run  (3:50)
12. Chasing Shadows  (4:40)
13. Straight Through The Heart  (3:48)
14. The Other Side Of Midnight  (3:58)
15. Rockarama  (4:32)
16. Poor Little Rich Girl  (6:29)
17. Voice On My TV  (4:18)

Your Turn To Remember:  The Definitive Anthology 1970-1990 is the Compilation, Anthology and Reissue by Uriah Heep, released on September 16, 2016 by Sanctuary Records, in 2 CD, 33 Tracks, includes "Gypsy", "Bird Of Prey", "Lady In Black", "Look At Yourself", "July Morning", "Easy Livin'", "The Wizard', "Sunrise" and many more!.