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In Memory Of Billy Paul We are saddened by the news that American soul singer Billy Paul, best-known for his Grammy Award winning classic “Me and Mrs. Jones," passed away on Sunday morning. A master ...
West Coast Tour 2016 TTB return to the West Coast in September for a run of dates in September, starting off in San Diego before heading all the way North to Seattle and back ...
Exclusive OUROBOROS Vinyl Available on April 15! Head to your local indie retailer for this exclusive Ouroboros vinyl mastering listening experience and MARBLE COLORED VINYL! Click here to see if it’s available at an indie retailer near ...
Ray Releases ‘360’ Video for “Hey, No Pressure” via Facebook Watch the full 360 video for “Hey, No Pressure” here . …
RCA/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Newly Expanded Edition of The Kinks' Everybody's in Show-Biz on Friday, June 3 RCA/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Newly Expanded Edition ofThe Kinks' Everybody's in Show-Biz on Friday, June 3 Available in 2CD or 3LP Configurations, 2016 Legacy Edition of Everybody's in Show-Biz ...
Gavin Performs McCartney Classic “Maybe I’m Amazed” Live in Oslo Gavin takes on Paul McCartney’s classic hit “Maybe I’m Amazed” live in Oslo, Norway on his European Acoustic Tour! Watch the full performance right here. The post Gavin Performs McCartney ...
Ray on NPR’s World Cafe Head here to listen to Ray’s interview and performance on NPR’s World Cafe.…
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'The Highwaymen Live - American Outlaws' New Deluxe 3CD/1DVD (3CD/1 Blu-ray) Box Set to Feature Unreleased Live Tracks and Full Show Columbia/Legacy Set to Release The Highwaymen Live - American Outlaws--a New Deluxe 3CD/1DVD (3CD/1 Blu-ray) Box Set featuring Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson--on Friday, May 20 ...
A Sexdecillion Combinations Of Love And Heartbreak Possible In Groundbreaking New Interactive Video For Jeff Buckley’s Recording Of “Just Like A Woman” Recording Featured on Release of New Jeff Buckley Collection, “You & I” Released on Columbia/Legacy Recordings on March 11 March 28, 2016 (New York, NY) – Columbia/Legacy Recordings announced today ...
TTB on Tiny Desk We squeezed 12 people into one tiny desk and this is what happened... Watch TTB's performance on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts.
Legacy Recordings Set to Release I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), the Album of Music from the Forthcoming Hank Williams Film Biography Directed by Marc Abraham and Starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen I Saw the Light (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Available Digitally on Friday, March 25 "I Saw the Light," a Sony Picture Classics Film, Opening Nationwide Friday, April 1st New ...
Artist Legacy Group, a Sony Music Entertainment Joint Venture, Named as Global Brand Representative by The Dean Martin Family Trust ALG to Source Licensing Opportunities and Strategic Partnerships for the Dean Martin Brand The Dean Martin Family Trust has appointed Artist Legacy Group, a Sony Music Entertainment joint venture, to ...
Billy Joel 'Very Honored' To Have 'Piano Man' In National Recording Registry Billy Joel's single "Piano Man" has been selected as one of 25 sound recordings this year to be preserved by the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. After receiving the ...
Billy Joel 'Piano Man' To Be Inducted In Library Of Congress National Recording Registry Billy Joel's single "Piano Man" has been selected as one of 25 sound recordings this year to be preserved by the Library of Congress National Recording Registry for being "culturally, ...
Rare Photos: Billy Joel At Havana Jam 1979 With President Obama and Cuba in the news this week, we’re taking a look back at a previous time period when the two countries attempted to normalize relations, and the ...
Alexa Ray Joel Returns To Café Carlyle May 17-28 Acclaimed singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel returns to Café Carlyle for her fifth engagement, May 17-28. Language Undefined
Billy Joel MSG Promoted In The Sunday Times - Presale On Now! Check out this Billy Joel At The Garden ad that ran in Sunday's edition of The New York Times! Language Undefined
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Billy Joel Adds 36th Recording-Breaking MSG Show December 17, 2016 35 SELLOUTS! 3 CONSECUTIVE YEARS! “THE GREATEST ARENA ENGAGEMENT OF ALL TIME” BILLY JOEL AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 36TH RECORD-BREAKING SHOW SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 Language Undefined
New VR Music Video for “Hey, No Pressure” To view the immersive VR experience, download the JauntVR app: http://smarturl.it/RayVR I have been both fascinated by and immensely curious about Virtual Reality technology. In both how content is created ...
TTB on World Cafe Last month, TTB recorded a special taping for NPR’s World Cafe and WXPN. We’re pleased to share that recording with you today. Stop by www.WorldCafe.NPR.org to stream TTB’s World Cafe ...
Read Ray LaMontagne’s Interview with Rolling Stone Ray sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss his new album, touring and much more. Read it about it here .…
Watch “Hey, No Pressure” Live from the WXPN World Café Live Session With members of My Morning Jacket by his side, watch Ray perform “Hey, No Pressure” live from the WXPN World Café Live Session here . …
Columbia/Legacy Celebrates the 90th Birthday of Miles Davis with Two Special New Releases Columbia/Legacy Celebrates the 90th Birthday of Miles Davis with Two Special New Releases: MILES AHEAD - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Available Friday, April 1 EVERYTHING'S BEAUTIFUL, The Recordings of ...
Legacy Recordings Releasing Exclusive New Vinyl Collectibles For Record Store Day 2016 (Saturday, April 16) LEGACY RECORDINGS RELEASING EXCLUSIVE NEW VINYL COLLECTIBLES FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2016 (SATURDAY, APRIL 16) Legacy's RSD 2016 Releases Include Titles by Big Star, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Matthew Sweet, ...
Bobbi Kristina Fri, 03/04/2016 Bobbi Kristina would have turned 23 today. Here she is accepting a posthumous Billboard Award on behalf of her mother. R.I.P. sweet Krissy. Scale - Timeline: large Featured ...
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Billy Joel Calls Minnesota Music Teacher After Students Start Social Media Campaign Billy Joel gave a high school music teacher the phone call of a lifetime this week. Language Undefined
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Bernie Sanders Uses Simon & Garfunkel Recording in New Campaign Video In his new campaign video, senator Bernie Sanders uses a classic Simon & Garfunkel recording. Can you spot the song in the video below?
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'Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin' Set To on Friday, February 26, 2016 Legacy Recordings Set to ReleaseSummertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwinon Friday, February 26, 2016 American Music Legend Awarded 2015 Gershwin Prize for Popular Songfrom Library of Congress Legacy Recordings is ...
Off The Wall: Michael Jackson’s Original Album And The Documentary “Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To Off The Wall” Set For Release As A CD/DVD Bundle OFF THE WALL: MICHAEL JACKSON’S ORIGINAL ALBUM AND THE DOCUMENTARY “MICHAEL JACKSON’S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL” SET FOR RELEASE AS A CD/DVD BUNDLE ON FEBRUARY 26, 2016 ...
‘Elvis Presley – The Album Collection’ 60CD Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set To Release March 18 RCA/Legacy Recordings Set to Release ELVIS PRESLEY - THE ALBUM COLLECTION, the Definitive 60CD Deluxe LIMITED EDITION Box Set, on Friday, March 18, 2016 THE ALBUM COLLECTION Commemorates the 60th ...
Cheap Trick Named One of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2016 Inductees "Cleveland (December 17, 2015) – The names of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2016 Inductees have been released. They are: Performer Category: Cheap Trick Chicago Deep Purple ...
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Jeff Buckley's First Studio Sessions for Columbia Records, 'You and I' Set for Release on Columbia/Legacy Recordings Jeff Buckley's First Studio Sessions for Columbia Records,You and I Set for Release on Columbia/Legacy Recordings on March 11, 2016 Recently Discovered in Sony Music Vaults, Artist's Previously Unreleased Seminal ...
American Music Icon Loretta Lynn Revisits Her Musical Roots On First New Studio Album In Over Ten Years ‘Full Circle’ American Music IconLoretta LynnRevisits Her Musical Roots On First New Studio Album In Over Ten Years‘Full Circle’To Be Released March 4, 2016 On Legacy Recordings New York, NY – November ...
Listen to Frank Sinatra's "Ol’ Man River" off 'A Voice on Air' Another previously unreleased Frank Sinatra performance premiered! Listen to "Ol’ Man River," a track off Sinatra's November 20 release, A Voice on Air (1935-1955). Listen to "Ol’ Man River" below ...
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Listen to Mass Mental's Version of Jaco Pastorius' "Come On Come Over" The first track off 'JACO: Original Soundtrack' has been premiered! Listen below to Mass Mental's version of Jaco Pastorius' "Come On Come Over." Pre-order the soundtrack to the documentary film, ...
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Legacy Recordings Celebrates Michael Bloomfield with release of From His Head To His Heart To His Hands on February 4, 2014
Legacy Recordings Celebrates the Musical Achievements of Electric Guitarist Michael Bloomfield with release of From His Head To His Heart To His Hands on February 4, 2014
Produced and Curated by Al Kooper, Monumental Career-Spanning Retrospective Debuts Previously Unreleased Tracks from Early Demos (1964) through His Final Public Performance (in 1980 with Bob Dylan)
3CD/1DVD Collection premieres "Sweet Blues: A Film about Michael Bloomfield" Directed by Bob Sarles
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“The first time I saw Michael play guitar…it literally changed my life enough for me to say, ‘this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.’” -- Carlos Santana
“Best guitar player I ever heard” -- Bob Dylan
“The future of rock guitar was in ‘East-West.’ At one point or another you’re hearing what would become the Grateful Dead, Santana, the Allman Brothers, Crazy Horse, Television and the Tedeschi Trucks Band.” -- Dave Alvin
"Mike Bloomfield is music on two legs." -- Eric Clapton
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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the upcoming release of From His Head To His Heart To His Hands (http://smarturl.it/mbloomfield_amzn), a career-spanning 3CD/1DVD box set anthology chronicling the music of Michael Bloomfield, on February 4, 2014.
Produced and curated by Al Kooper (who played with Mike Bloomfield on Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited sessions in 1965 and the Super Session album in 1968), From His Head to His Heart to His Hands premieres a wealth of previously unreleased tracks--including Bloomfield's first demos for John Hammond Sr.in 1964 and his final public performance, climaxing with a track from the 1980 Bob Dylan concert in San Francisco--alongside essential key recordings, both live and studio, from his all-too-brief life and career. The anthology collates solo material, work with ensembles including the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Electric Flag, tracks with Muddy Waters and Janis Joplin, "Highway 61" band outtakes and more.
From His Head to His Heart to His Hands premieres "Sweet Blues: A Film about Michael Bloomfield." Directed by Bob Sarles, the documentary combines vintage audio interviews and live performance footage of Bloomfield with newly lensed reflections on the artist from the guitarist's friends and fellow musicians.
A thoughtful and revealing retrospective, From His Head to His Heart to His Hands provides a fresh appreciation for the enduring musical achievements and ongoing influence of Michael Bloomfield, a musician's musician, both sideman and superstar. The box includes a 40-page booklet featuring a gallery of striking photos covering the various phases of Mike's extraordinary career and extensive liner notes by musician, MOJO contributor, and lifelong Bloomfield fan Michael Simmons.
Born in Chicago in 1943, Mike Bloomfield learned blues guitar as a teenager hanging out in the clubs of the South Side, where he "played with every living musician who played electric blues" in real time with masters like B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Big Joe Williams and many more) from 1959 into the early 1960s.
A blues artist, Bloomfield was also a musical prodigy who assimilated jazz and world musics into his fluid improvisational music. As a final cog in the wheel of the original Paul Butterfield Blues Band, one of rock's first interracial bands and one of the blue's first experimental ensembles, Bloomfield helped open new vistas of cultural and musical possibilities in 1965-66.
Bloomfield, who'd been signed in 1964 by legendary A&R man John Hammond Sr., was called into duty as a session guitar player for Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited album. The results, particularly the single "Like A Rolling Stone," took rock radio in a whole new direction while Mike Bloomfield went to work on the Butterfield Band's psychedelic blues masterpiece, East-West (1966), a landmark recording combining elements of blues, jazz, psychedelia, Eastern music and more.
Bloomfield founded The Electric Flag, an experimental soul band fronted by horns and humming with high energy, in 1968. That same year, he sat in for the Grape Jam disc in Moby Grape's sophomore double album and collaborated with Al Kooper on the platinum-selling Super Session LP.
From 1968-69, Bloomfield would continue to release innovative, guitar-heavy works, including his debut solo album It’s Not Killing Me and My Labors with Electric Flag member Nick Gravenites. His career was later highlighted by session work including Muddy Waters’ Fathers And Sons and Janis Joplin’s solo debut I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama! As well as recorded sit-ins with Woody Herman and Tracy Nelson.
CD1 - ROOTS
1. I’m a Country Boy 2:45*
2. Judge, Judge 2:03*
3. Hammond’s Rag 2:09*
4. I’ve Got You in the Palm of My Hand 2:26
5. I’ve Got My Mojo Workin’ 2:36
6. Like a Rolling Stone (Instrumental) 6:35* - performed by Bob Dylan
7. Tombstone Blues (Alternate Chambers Brothers Version) 5:58* - performed by Bob Dylan
8. Michael Speaks About Paul Butterfield 0:39
9. Born in Chicago 3:05 - performed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
10. Blues with a Feeling 4:23 - performed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
11. East-West 13:12 - performed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
12. Killing Floor 3:51 - performed by The Electric Flag
13. Texas 4:47 - performed by The Electric Flag
14. Susie’s Shuffle (Live Jam) 3:42* - performed by The Electric Flag
15. Just a Little Something (Live) 3:22* - performed by The Electric Flag
16. Easy Rider 0:47 - performed by The Electric Flag
CD2 - JAMS
1. Albert’s Shuffle 6:55
2. Stop 4:17
3. His Holy Modal Majesty 7:17
4. Opening Speech (Live) 1:23
5. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) (Live) Hybrid Edit 5:39*
6. Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong (Live) 7:49
7. Santana Clause (Live) 4:41*
8. The Weight (Live) 4:08
9. Opening Speech (Live) 1:27
10. One Way Out (Live) 4:17
11. Her Holy Modal Highness (Live) 6:09
12. Fat Grey Cloud (Live) 4:30
13. Mary Ann (Live) 5:19
14. That’s All Right (Live) 3:42
CD3 - LAST LICKS
1. I’m Glad I’m Jewish (Live) 3:15
2. Men’s Room - Spoken Word Segment from McCabe’s (Live) 0:51
3. Don’t You Lie to Me (Live) 3:09
4. Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had (Live) 3:04 - performed by Muddy Waters
5. Gypsy Good Time (Live) 4:29
6. One Good Man 4:02 - performed by Janis Joplin
7. It’s About Time (Live) 5:15
8. Carmelita Skiffle (Live) 2:53
9. Darktown Strutters Ball (Live) 3:56
10. Don’t Think About It Baby 3:31
11. Jockey Blues/Old Folks Boogie (Live) 3:15
12. A-Flat Boogaloo (Live) 3:55
13. Glamour Girl (Live) 8:02*
14. Spoken Intro - Bob Dylan (Live) 2:02*
15. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Live) 5:50* - performed by Bob Dylan
16. Hymn Time (Live Excerpt) 1:53
DVD - SWEET BLUES: A FILM ABOUT MIKE BLOOMFIELD
A Ravin’ Film. Directed by Bob Sarles. Produced and Edited by Bob Sarles and Christina Keating. Director of photography: Ted Leyhe. Producers: Ted Leyhe, Larry Milburn & Bruce Schmiechen.