Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
At the end of April and beginning of May 1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience were recording their third and last album Electric Ladyland. The work took place in Record Plant Studios In New York.
Usually after recording the musicians would go to some club for jam sessions. The 2nd of May was no exception. The bass player Noel Reading had an argument with Hendrix and went home, so Hendrix went to a club with the drummer Mitch Mitchell. In the club they met...
Last Updated (Friday, 13 March 2015 15:21)
Franz Clement was a talented violinist contemporary of Beethoven. He was a wonder child, performing and directing at the age of 9. Uncontested fame of a virtuoso, together with the position of the Director of the Orchestra at the Vienna Theatre, gave him a rare privilege of being the person, who organised yearly benefit concertos, during which he could present the music of his choice.
In November 1806 Clement decided to organize one of these benefit concertos, called “academies”...
Last Updated (Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:43)
First time I heard Besame Mucho when I was still a boy. I’ve listened to it many times after that. Somehow it didn’t impress me much.
With time I started to appreciate it. Finally Besame Mucho became one of my favourites pieces thanks to Cesaria Evora. Her magnificent rendition pulled the right string of my soul.
The author of both music and lyrics is Consuelo Velazquez from Mexico. She wrote the piece in 1940 when she was 16. She was inspired by aria from ‘Maria Del...
Last Updated (Saturday, 14 March 2015 14:01)
Little Red Rooster
When Willie Dixon began his job at the Chess Records he also started writing blues songs for other performers that he wanted to acquire for the Chess. He recorded them as well, only later. It was unique in the world of blues where every artist recorded his songs first. There simply weren’t any professional composers writing for others.
Dixon was very talented. Many of his pieces became very famous, they became blues’ classics. One of these...
Last Updated (Friday, 13 March 2015 14:17)
Happy New Year
from Bluesever and Chupacabras
Last Updated (Saturday, 04 June 2011 15:12)