Monk recorded for Blue Note for the first time at WOR Studios on 15 October 1947 and his first 78-rpm release from that session, BN 542, was, appropriately, ‘Thelonious’. A few months later Art Blakey and His Messengers made their first recording for the label; Blakey would remain a stalwart of the label for the next 15 years. In 1993 Us3’s debut Blue Note album, Hand on the Torch featured eclectic sampling from, among others, Thelonious Monk, Donald Byrd, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and Horace Silver. In January 1994 the album entered the Billboard chart and made it to N. 1, with ‘Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)’ making the US singles chart top ten and selling a million copies in the process.
These days their first album is remembered for another thing entirely: its cover, depicting a naked woman surrounded by fruit. Talk about squeeze my lemon, baby. 25. Chicken Shack - 40 Blue Fingers Freshly Packed And Ready To Serve (Blue Horizon, 1968). Whichever way you look at it, Chicken Shack guitarist Stan Webb is chronically under-appreciated. His band is always name-checked as the group that gave the world Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie (back when she was Christine Perfect), but Chicken Shack were at the cutting edge of British blues rock. Perfect gives hints of Mac to come with her laid back When The Train Comes Back, the perfect antithesis to Webb’s frantic instrumental Webbed Feet. 24. Manfred Mann - The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann (HMV, 1964). Everyone knows the Manfred Mann hit parade.
A comprehensive collection of album cover art from one of the most design-forward lables in the history of recorded music. The book, besides being a visually interesting piece has great historical notes about the art of the cover art. Here's my problem: This book and the Volume 2 are poorly bound. These covers legendary and why Blue Note has always set the standard of classic album covers. If you love jazz this is a must have.
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Like any great Blue Note album of the 1950’s, everyone is high on heroin. Reefer madness was around the corner, so the possibility of grass is likely too. This album swings. Opener ‘Omicron’ changes tempo and meter 3 times in the first 30 seconds. This album represents what good jazz is about. The other special feature of this album is that it is one of the earliest examples of John Coltrane as a sideman. The album also features the perfect line up: Blue Note stalwart Hank Mobley on tenor, Donald Best on vibes, the great Herbie Hancock on piano, the always downhome Kenny Burrell on guitar, funky bassist Butch Warren, drummer Lex Humphries and of course Mr. Byrd himself on trumpet, with the voices expertly conducted by Coleridge Perkinson.
Blue Öyster Cult is the eponymous debut studio album by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released on January 16, 1972 by Columbia Records.
A Purple & Plum Look Featuring Natasha Denona Lila & Sunrise. 00 for . 8 o. is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and pale gold shimmer. Of all the shades between the old and new formulas, this had the least change to it (see comparison here), as it just seemed to be less shimmery and perhaps brighter. It had good pigmentation, though just shy of full coverage, which some may like but did not seem as buildable as described. I actually bought Wicked a few months ago and I’m pretty sure it was the the first (secret) formula change before this second (marketed) change. I had owned the original formula one from a few years ago and foolishly gave it away so finally bought the replacement only to discover it wasn’t the same as the original formula.
It’s the first Stones album to have zero Jagger-Richards originals; even their debut had a couple of attempts at songwriting. Recording Blue & Lonesome was easy – it took all of three days. It made itself, says Richards. That irreverence made their take on the blues matter. Their frantic, hand-clappy 1964 version of Muddy Waters’ I Just Want to Make Love to You owed a lot of its approach to Bo Diddley, a fresh mixture that helped birth garage rock. The Stones didn’t get the Red Rooster riff right, either, playing it more like Muddy Waters’ Mannish Boy, while also drawing from Sam Cooke’s sleek 1963 soul version.
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