Setzer, undoubtedly the most tattooed Big Band leader in history, is redefining musical "cool. But I knew this was musically valid. How many people can say they did something that had never been done before? Desperate people living on the edge, dangerous women in stiletto heels, and rebels named Johnny Kool.
Williams standing in front of the rubble which was once the Palace Theater. The photo sums up the sense of utter despondence in the community over the ravages of the urban renewal program on Beale Street. Not only buildings were gone, but also a sense of place and of pride.
The earliest, failed efforts at redeveloping Beale gave every reason to believe it was gone forever. Among the wide array of people he shot during his career, standouts include baseball players Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays along with music legends Elvis Presley, B.
Hunter got her first break in when she landed a five-year association with the Dreamland ballroom. Her career skyrocketed in the s as she made regular appearances in clubs and on stage in musicals in New York, Paris, and London.
Hunter was working at a New York hospital in when a record producer approached her about taking a break from nursing to record again.
Inafter retiring from the hospital, Hunter agreed to a two-week gig at the Greenwich Village Club. The gig served as a major comeback for Hunter and caught the attention of Columbia Records. She performed until shortly before her death in October He explored all kinds of music, listening and learning from acts playing the Ellis Auditorium to Beale Street.
During his time in the U. Army, Elvis met his future wife, Priscilla. Schilling served as producer and consultant on film projects about Elvis and also wrote a book about the King. At age fourteen, Lillie Mae ran off to join a traveling medicine show, hoping to spark a career as a singer.
She married a preacher named Willie Glover and they settled in Memphis in the s. She came out of retirement in the mids, singing locally and with the traveling Memphis Blues Caravan. He married sixteen-year-old Virginia Travis who died shortly after childbirth.
Around this time, blues musician Son House moved to Robinsonville and Johnson followed him around trying to learn the guitar. When Johnson left Robinsonville and reappeared a few months later, he had tremendous guitar technique.
He made just two sets of recordings in Texas in and before dying in at age 27 near Greenwood, Mississippi. After leaving the Handy organization he started his own band.
He kept a talented house band including, over the years, Dr. After leaving the club business he continued to perform with large and small groups locally and on tour. He still continues to play and record. King, born in in Indianola, Mississippi, has become better known as B.
Many of his earliest singles were produced by Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records. King opened for The Rolling Stones on their American tour. He has recorded many albums of his own and collaborated with artists ranging from U2 to Eric Clapton. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Growing up in Millington, Justin began by singing country music for Star Search.Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks at the VBC Mark C.
Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL. Closed December 2, Bob Dylan; Ray LaMontagne; Brian Setzer Orchestra: Launched in the s, the Brian Setzer Orchestra is an piece swing and jump blues band made up of Setzer himself (natch) as well as a whole cacophony .
Saluting the legends of Beale Street.
On the page facing chapter one of Beale Black & Blue is a photo of Nat D. Williams standing in front of the rubble which was once the Palace rutadeltambor.com photo sums up the sense of utter despondence in the community over the ravages of the urban renewal program on Beale Street.
Brian Setzer Orchestra / Osaka / 2CDR / Uxbridge. Translated Text: Live at Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan 2nd February Duke Ellington was a musical hero to Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson, who recorded the first of two tribute albums to the great jazz bandleader in on Clef Records, a label under the Verve.
Brian Setzer and his piece orchestra will be embarking on their 15th anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour later this year. The date trek kicks off November 16th in Minneapolis and concludes December 22nd in Los Angeles. The Brian Setzer Orchestra (sometimes known by its initials BSO) is a swing and jump blues band formed in by Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer.
The group covered Louis Prima 's " Jump Jive an' Wail ", which appeared on Prima's album The Wildest!.Genres: Swing revival, jump blues, rockabilly, rock and roll.