Elvis Presley died today 40 years ago. He’s a cultural icon of the 20th century and often referred to as the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Elvis Presley LP’s are still today everywhere. Besides his singing career, he was also quite an actor.
Fighting-scene Elvis movie Loving You
I always enjoy the fighting scene in the 1957 movie Loving You. Elvis referred to as “Side Burns” is being challenged to sing one of his songs. After a while, they convince the King to sing one of his hits. As a fee, Elvis wants a new pair of seat covers in his car. Then the fights starts!
Well, the swinging rhythms and virtuous harmonica might indicate this is a happy song, but Sonny Boy Williamson’s II “Your Funeral, My Trial”, is a gangsta rap kind of song. It was recorded on his debut album Down and Out Blues and released on Checker records in 1959.
King of the Harmonica
Sonny Boy Williamson has always been a mysterious figure. That gives in some way a romantic side to his story. We are not sure when he was born and also his birth name is uncertain. But we do know that Williamson was one hell of a harmonica player. Multiple songs show his gifted talent and dedication to this instrument. His hit song “Nine Below Zero” is a perfect example of why they called him the king of the Harmonica.
“Please come home to your daddy, and explain yourself to me
Because I and you are man and wife, tryin’ to start a family
I’m beggin’ you baby, cut out that off the wall jive
If you can’t treat me no better, it gotta be your funeral and my trial”
Brooklyn based musician Shilpa Ray delivers firing gritty Garage, Rock ‘n Roll and now and then some soul filled ballads. They describe her as a wailing, fire breathing Cyclops. She tornadoes everything in her path: small towns, big cities, and children’s dreams. Shilpa Ray will release her LP “Door Girl on September 22nd, 2017.
Shilpa Ray: Nick Cave to Screamin’Jay Hawkins
Over the years Shilpa Ray performed alongside many notable artists like Nick Cave, who is one of her biggest fans, and Patti Smith. Her sound is a mix of the Cramps, Blondie and also Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Her soul ballads may remind you of Nina Simone.
LP “Door Girl” Out this September!
Now she is about to release a new LP called “Door Girl” on northernspyrecords. A first impression is already given in the name of “EMT Police and Fire Department”. I’m Looking forward hearing more of this album!
You might have heard Hot Nasho with his main project as “one man band” (Hot Nasho and himself orchestra). As a one man band, he has recorded two self-produced album. The debut album, “All packed to go”, appeared in 2012, and three years later published the second one, “Right from wrong”.
Daredevil love — Hot Nasho and himself orchestra
New Album Hot Nasho “Lain Down Thinking”
Now, you can find his third album “Lain down thinking” which includes only his original compositions. This album contains a mix of instrumental songs like “Winding Road” and lyrically groove songs like “Daredevil Love”.
Hot Nasho and Himself Orchestra – Pretty Sinner Baby
Well, when you need some grooving blues music, one of the best around is Junior Wells for sure. Junior was a king of the harp and everybody should have a copy of his Hoodoo Man Blues album. His music is still today an inspiration for many musicians and also DJ’s know how to adapt his work for a remix. Junior Wells hit “Messin’ with the Kid” for example was beautifully remix by DJ _AZK_.
Tom Azk a.k.a. dj _AZK_ remix “Messing With The Kid” fantastically. The song is groovy as hell, the funk in fueled intro is a killer and overall you’ll find some danceable beats in this remix.
AZK has been on the musical scene of the north of Spain since the 90’s. He started as a singer and guitar player in local rock bands until he fell in love with the blues and the harmonica, which is now always present in his productions and live shows.