Tag Archives: Rock ‘n Roll

New Orleans boogie and Blues piano by The Swinging Dice

Hailin’ from France The Swinging Dice deliver a repertoire of  New Orleans Blues, Rhythm and Blues up to Rock ‘n’ Roll.  They bring many songs written themselves, plus rearranged standards from the likes of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Sam Butera, Dave Bartholomew, Merrill Moore, Nat King Cole.

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Remembering Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Fats Domino with four of his finest hits

Every shop or marketplace you visit in search for some fine vinyl has a copy of Fats Domino for you. Just look a moment at the Wikipedia page of the New Orleans based Singer and Pianist and find out that “five of his records released before 1955 sold over a million copies and were certified as gold records.  He had 35 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40. Last week Fats Domino died at age 89.

Fats had worldwide classic hits like “Blueberry Hill and “Ain’t That a Shame”. His music is always happy and his groove always tight. People who want to play piano should start learning his tunes you. I’ve listed some personal Fats Domino Favorites in this list.

 

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Looking Back | The Detroit Cobras finest covers on Life, Love and Leaving Album

You’d recognize them for making rhythm and blues with a flavor of Garage and for picking the finest cover songs from the sixties to make their own blend of music. the first two albums of The Detroit Cobras were an ode to musicians like Mickey Lee Lane, Otis Redding and  Davis & Jones And The Fenders. We are looking back at the second album of the Detroit Cobras  ” Life, Love and Leaving”, released 1 May 2001

Detroit Cobras – Shout Bama Lama

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Remembering Elvis Presley’s Fighting Scene in 1957 movie Loving You

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!

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LISTEN: J. Roddy Walston and the Business’ new song “The Wanting”

Rock ‘n Roll band J. Roddy Walston & The Business released their first new song in four years titled “The Wanting”. Over the years these guys performed all over the USA where they made name for themselves with their wild live shows! 

Rock ‘n Roll songs and wild live shows!

With fantastic songs like “Don’t Break The Needle”,  “Don’t Get Old”, “Take It As It Comes” and “Marigold” they showed how to bring creative Southern Rock ‘n Roll with a totally unique sound. Therefore it isn’t strange these guys have a big group of loyal fans. and I’m one of them.

 

J. Roddy Walston & The Business “The Wanting”

New J. Roddy Walston & The Business Album this fall

The band’s forthcoming record came to life in their own Richmond, VA recording studio and was co-produced by the band and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, Built To Spill). It will be released this fall.

“I personally fell in love with writing music again,” Walston explained. “It took awhile but once I realized I had room to try things that I had never tried before, I became addicted to the process.”  “The Wanting” describes the relationship of an estranged father and son: “Even though it is a dark song with a brutal ending, I find hope and beauty in the idea of these two people that had a shared sense of both regret and longing for each other.”

Piano Rock ‘n Roll 

I’m looking forward hearing more songs from the upcoming album,  but “The Wanting” shows promising.  There ain’t that many bands that can bring unique Rock ‘n Roll music these days with piano as one of the main instrument so hopefully,  we are going to hear that back on the new record like we did over the years!

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Photo Credit By Matt Wignall (Sent to me personally) [GFDL ], via Wikimedia Commons]

J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Don’t Break the Needle

J-Roddy Walston and The Business – ‘Don’t Get Old’

J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Marigold”

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