#1 Nancy Ackerman
Fancy Pop Nadia Ackerman
#2 Tami Show 50th Anniversary
Moulty talks TAMI show with Joe Viglione on Visual Radio.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BaoMW2O2qA
Moulty talks TAMI show with Joe Viglione on Visual Radio.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BaoMW2O2qA
The song "Moulty" from the 1966 Barbarians single "Moulty"/"I'll Keep On Seeing You" (Laurie 3326) was added to the songs from the original LP on the CD re-release of this Barbarians album. In interviews with members of the Barbarians, they claim that the Hawks (minus the departed Levon Helm) played on the track "Moulty". This has later been confirmed by the Barbarians' one-handed drummer Victor "Moulty" Moulton, through his friend, artist and producer Joe Viglione (who in 1998 released the compilation Boston Rock and Roll Anthology #20 on his own label Varulven Records, with two previously unreleased tracks credited to Moulty & the Barbarians.)
Here's an excerpt from an interview Viglione did with Moulton for the July '98 issue of Discoveries magazine:
Peterik looks back at his eventful and colorful career in a new memoir titled Through the Eye of the Tiger: The Rock 'n' Roll Life of Survivor's Founding Member, which will be published on September 23. He was just 15 when he joined The Ides of March, who scored a #2 hit in 1970 with "Vehicle," a song written and sung by Jim. Later in the '70s, he founded Survivor, for whom he co-wrote the chart-topping 1982 smash "Eye of the Tiger," which served as the theme to the film Rocky III.
7) JOHNNY THUNDERS LOOKING FOR JOHNNY
Interview with Danny Garcia, Director, just in
Chip Baker Films in association with Jungle Records and MVD Entertainment Group presents a Danny Garcia film.
Johnny Thunders was the legendary hard-living rock'n'roll guitarist who inspired glam-metal, punk and the music scene in general. Looking For Johnny is a 90-minute film that documents Thunders' career from his beginnings to his tragic death in 1991.
When Johnny Thunders died in New Orleans on April 23rd 1991, he left behind a mystery. Though MTV and international broadsheets reported the guitarist's demise, for many in the mainstream, Thunders was perceived as an enigmatic outlaw. He was adored by a legion of devotees and cited as an influence by at least three successive generations of musicians. Thunders refused to play the corporate game and was both elevated and damned for it.
Looking for Johnny is the creation of the documentary maker, Danny Garcia (The Rise & Fall of The Clash). The young Spanish filmmaker was seized by a question that wouldn't let go - "just who was Johnny Thunders?" He spent 18 months travelling across the USA and Europe, filming interviews with fifty of the people who were closest to Johnny, building a compelling narrative drawn from first hand testimonies.
The film examines Johnny Thunders' career from the early 70's as a founding member of the influential New York Dolls, the birth of the punk scene with The Heartbreakers in both New York City and London, and later incarnations including Gang War and The Oddballs. It also explores Johnny's unique musical style, his personal battle with drugs and theories on the circumstances of his death in a New Orleans hotel in 1991 at age 38.
Interviewees include Sylvain Sylvain, Lenny Kaye, Walter Lure, Billy Rath, Bob Gruen, Terry Chimes, Alan Vega, Peter Perrett, Sami Yaffa, three of his late managers (Marty Thau, Leee Black Childers and Malcolm McLaren), and many others.
The film includes forty songs (including Born To Lose and You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory) and historic film of Johnny with live performances from all periods, including unseen New York Dolls and Heartbreakers footage and photos. Cult filmmakers Bob Gruen, Don Letts, Patrick Grandperret, Rachael Amadeo and others contribute classic archive footage, helping illustrate the charisma, chaos and heartbreak inherent to the guitarist.
Premiere showings took place in May and June 2014 across USA and Europe, including New York City, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Stockholm, New Orleans, Dallas, Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, Gloucester MA, San Francisco, Madrid, Barcelona and elsewhere, with more events to follow.
# # #
The name Gallagher conjures up immediate images of smashing watermelons. However, his roots are in Stand-Up Comedy, and this is where he returns in this, his final album. Recorded live in May 2014 at the legendary Ice House Comedy Club, where he recorded his very first, and only, stand-up album in 1978, Gallagher treats his loyal fans to his unique observations about life.
By his own acknowledgment, the smartest person around, he offers solutions to problems between the sexes, between countries and even with religion, just to name a few. Sprinkled in between these astute and hilarious observations are jokes-yes, actual jokes- that will have you chuckling long after the show is over.
Gallagher virtually invented the television stand-up comedy special. He's had 14 Showtime specials as well as 3500 live shows to capacity crowds. Before him, no one had exhibited his level of audience interaction. For 15 years he was a #1 comedian in both ticket sales and ratings. He was an inspiration for the creation of Comedy Central.
After smashing nearly 15,000 watermelons throughout his lifetime, Gallagher has decided to return to his stand-up roots for his final hurrah. Leo Anthony Gallagher was born in North Carolina and raised in South Tampa, Florida. He graduated from the University of South Florida where he studied Chemical Engineering and English Literature. After college, he changed his focus and began working as comic/musician Jim Stafford's road manager. In 1969 Gallagher and Stafford traveled to California. It was then that Gallagher decided to attempt performing his own comedy. He proceeded to hone his craft working at both the legendary Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena as well as the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.
Gallagher has led an extraordinary life and a spectacular career. He has a loyal fanbase and he rewards them every chance he gets. "I Am Who I Pretend To Be" is the culmination of his life experience viewed through his own unique perspective. Gallagher on Gallagher. Gallagher on The World. Truly he is unlike anyone else.
Pre-order / Item Info: http://mvdb2b.com/s/GallagherIAmWhoIPretendToBe/UP3937
Hi Res Cover Art: http://mvdb2b.com/i/300dpi/UP3937.jpg
About Uproar Entertainment
Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today's most talented comedians. From discovery at comedy festivals throughout the country (where Uproar gives a recording contract to the winners), to state of the art recording live in top comedy clubs, Uproar nurtures, supports and develops the best comedic talents of our time. Their unique catalog boasts seasoned veterans of the stand-up comedy world such as Brian Regan, Bobby Collins, John Pinette, Alonzo Bodden, Margaret Cho, Pablo Francisco, Suzanne Westenhoefer, and Scott Kennedy among others, as well as up-and-comers Tyler Boeh, John Moses, AJ Finney, Andrew Norelli, and Kabir Singh, just to name a few. Uproar also features the classic comedy stylings of such notables as Jonathan Winters, LaWanda Page (hilarious as Aunt Esther on the Sanford & Son TV series), Slappy White, Shecky Greene, Marsha Warfield (Roz the bailiff on the hit 80's sitcom Night Court) and Rich Little, not to mention the legendary comedy albums (on CD and digital) of the 70s and 80s National Lampoon featuring many of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live.
Uproar Entertainment is under the helm of David Drozen, the man who discovered Richard Pryor in early 1970, signed him to his first recording contract, and produced 12 of his albums for the legendary comedy label Laff Records. Included in these are the classics "Craps After Hours", "Are you Serious", "Super Nigger", and "Black Ben the Blacksmith". On national television, Chris Rock called "Black Ben the Blacksmith" the best comedy album ever produced! Of the 12 Pryor albums David produced for Laff, 6 were nominated for Grammy's, including the Grammy winner "Rev. Du Rite". With an unparalleled eye for comedic talent, Mr. Drozen is responsible for discovering many of today's great comedy talents, producing their very first comedy albums and igniting their comedy careers. Under his leadership Uproar Entertainment is makin' comedy happen!
# # #
#20 GUNS OF BRIGHTON
CD A Selfish Call To Arms
The official video of Track 4, Heroes of the Past is a perfect example of what is store on the eight track disc. exploding power-pop metal with the groove of a Maglev propelled train (magnetic levitation):
While most groups are advised to issue a single or an EP at best, Guns of Brighton double the pleasure with a short-but-sweet 8 tracks, tunes like “Ready for Salvation” have accurate backing vocals and Aubrey’s steady beat to keep things uniform in the controlled mayhem. Great job on the CD and terrific live.
The theme of "Sunny" (the episode) is actually how the famous Bobby Hebb song brings some light to a very dark chunk of this series, but there are also parallels to the family structure – issues and complexities between sons and fathers - so it could also be called "Sonny" - which is the double entendre at play throughout.
Ray Donovan's dad is ex-con Mickey Donovan, actor Jon Voight looking more together than his haggard appearance as Jim Phelps in the 1996 film version of TV's Mission Impossible. 18 years later he looks just as old, but more effective here -- and he appears to model the image to what an aged version of boxer Irish Mickey Ward might look like. So there's the dynamic with "fixer" son Ray Donovan, played brilliantly by Liev Schreiber and his low-life daddy played by Jon Voight as well as the Rap mogul mentor-father figure Re-Kon (Kwame Anderson) and his protege 15-year old surrogate "son" (played by 18 year old Octavius J. Johnson) named Marvin Gaye Washington.
In as blatant a fashion as you can get, the song "Sunny" is performed as a rap, not over Bobby Hebb's hit tune, but over a rare version by the fictional character’s namesake - which originally appeared on the Marvin Gaye boxed set, only the specific performance used on Ray Donovan is in its "Mercury Mix" form - remixed by Mercury* (a duo) as the Mercury Mix II - hear it here:
To reiterate, you have the "professionally(not legally) adopted son" of a rap mogul utilizing Marvin Gaye's rare version of "Sunny" - the Mercury Mix, to create a new rendition of the classic Bobby Hebb tune by actor Octavius J. Johnson. Hopefully it will be on the market soon.
For those not familiar with the show, the twists and turns make a scorecard mandatory, quick cuts and multiple vignettes converging, long shots cradled in extensive pauses infiltrate episode 8, which one critic notes is chock full of telephone conversations between the protagonist and supporting cast...as well as the supporting cast with each other.
Having Eliot Gould, Jon Voight, Peter Jacobson, Liev Shreiber, Kwame Anderson and Steven Bauer and Richard Benjamin (as film producer Jerry) - all familiar faces - in one program means the acting is reliable and, like the Sopranos, very believable.
It's a good find tucked away on one of the cable networks, Showtime, and worth seeking out. There's a Kathy Bates-styled woman handing out checks and advice to Ray Donovan, all cheeky and fun in a dark way. But the inclusion of Bobby Hebb's signature tune is a welcome addition to television, and a great song around which to build a theme.
MERCURY PAGE on MARVIN GAYE MIX
#37 RAY DONOVAN "SUNNY"
September 4, 2014 11:30 PM Ray Donovan SHOWTIME
#38 THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
Roy Orbison began making his mark on the music world in 1956 at Sun Records, which boasted a roster of unparalleled talent that also included Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. However, it was during his years on Monument Records in the early-to-mid '60s when Orbison’s commercial success reached stratospheric levels, the apex of which was “Oh, Pretty Woman,” a song co-written by Orbison and Bill Dees. The blockbuster hit, first appeared at #101 on Billboard’s “Bubbling Under” chart in the issue dated August 22, 1964. It would go on to spend three weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with sales of 7 million copies. It also topped the British charts for three weeks, an unprecedented achievement for any American to have this kind of chart-topping power simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic in the Beatles-dominated year of 1964.
This week, Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company formed by the sons of the late Roy Orbison, begins a countdown/celebration of the 50th Anniversary of “Oh Pretty Woman” and its rapid rise to #1. Alex Orbison commented, “My brothers and I thought it would be fitting to call attention to what ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ was able to achieve 50 years ago. The song endures to the present and we certainly acknowledge it as one of the keystone elements in our dad’s brilliant career. It’s just about the purest expression of his art and we’re happy that it’s been the source of so much joy for so many for so long and we’re delighted to share in the celebration of its Golden Anniversary."
“Oh, Pretty Woman” kept close chart company with hits by The Beatles, Animals, Dave Clark Five, Dusty Springfield, Gerry & The Pacemakers and Manfred Mann, reflecting the tremendous impact of the British Invasion as well as with domestic drama-infused smashes from The Shangra-Las, Gene Pitney, Drifters and The Four Seasons, representing the NY-based Brill Building school of pop rock. There were also Nashville-spawned, and decidedly non-country, hits like “Bread & Butter” by The Newbeats and Ronny & The Daytonas’ ode to Pontiac-powered performance, “Little GTO.” Also burning up the charts at the time were The Supremes and Martha & The Vandellas, the apotheosis of Motown’s girl group juggernaut while The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and Dean Martin all had significant chart presence at the time.
To be sure, releases by Roy Orbison had found their way into these realms over the course of the previous five years, starting in 1959 with “Only The Lonely” getting as far as #2. 1960 saw “Blue Angel hit #9, followed by Orbison’s very first #1 -- “Running Scared." The next year “Crying” went to #2 and “Dream Baby” to #4. “In Dreams,” released in 1962, made it to #7 and the next year “Mean Woman Blues” hit #5, followed by the less than prophetic “It’s Over” getting to #9. When Orbison went into the studio early in August of 1964 and recorded “Oh, Pretty Woman” with Fred Foster producing, he was undaunted by the British Invasion. In fact, he had embraced it by reversing the trend by “invading” Britain for a 21-day tour in 1963, sharing the stage with locals The Beatles and Gerry & The Pacemakers, his special guests. His life-long friendship with George Harrison, with whom he collaborated 35 years later as part of The Traveling Wilburys, along with Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne, dates from that tour.
“Oh, Pretty Woman,” a staple of Roy Orbison’s live performances, is also featured as an encore in the Black & White Night DVD, released by Roy’s Boys through Sony’s Legacy Recordings. The concert, filmed in September of 1987, features an all-star line up that includes outspoken Roy admirers Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, JD Souther and Tom Waits, among others, joining Orbison on the show’s closer, “Oh, Pretty Woman.” The time-honored tune was, in fact, the last song Roy Orbison ever recorded. On December 4, 1988, just two days before his sudden passing, he performed at a Cleveland-area venue, at a concert that was taped and released as The Last Concert – 25th Anniversary Edition through Legacy Recordings.