Aquadog, is the highly new anticipated album from, Adam Manoucheri.
“So Called News“, the hot rockin’ lead single from Adam Manoucheri’s, new band and debut album, “Aquadog“, is definitely a top news story for every true rock-‘n’- roll fan!
It’s been a long long time friends, since i’ve heard a straight ahead rock-‘n’-roll album of this caliber. Probably the last time i was this charged up about a band was when my Dad bought me my very first “Doobie Brothers“, album. Yeah, that was a few decades ago!
The 12 songs on this album will pull you in and keep you there.
Great musicianship, super cool name, great cd artwork and originality. “Aquadog“, has all that going for it and more.
If your a fan of true rock music, rush over and purchase this amazing cd by an even more amazing band! Pick it up on their official website or at our online Amazon store. I can’t wait to see what’s in the works for their sophomore release.
Funk and jazz band Rock Candy Funk Party (RCFP) will release their sophomore studio album Groove Is King on July 31, an aural kaleidoscope that mashes up funk, rock, dance, electronica, jazz and R&B into 14 original tracks and 2 covers full of space, texture, and virtuoso musicianship. Included is a bonus DVD with over 50 minutes of in-studio footage. Powered by a lineup of world-renowned players, they are: album producer Tal Bergman (drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Ron DeJesus (guitar), and Mike Merritt (bass). (PRNewsFoto/J&R Adventures)
Download the free song “Uber Station”
RCFP will play two shows at L.A.’s The Baked Potato on July 24 and 25 to celebrate album release
LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — On July 31, funk and jazz band Rock Candy Funk Party (RCFP) will release their sophomore studio album Groove Is King, an aural kaleidoscope that mashes up funk, rock, dance, electronica, jazz and R&B into 14 original tracks and 2 covers full of space, texture, and virtuoso musicianship. Included is a bonus DVD with over 50 minutes of in-studio footage.
Powered by a lineup of world-renowned players, the group came together for the sheer fun of making music—and a mutual love of genre-blurring grooves, they are: album producer Tal Bergman (drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Ron DeJesus (guitar), and Mike Merritt (bass).
Get a free download of the song “Uber Station” here: http://rockcandyfunkparty.com/features/groove-is-king/?id=press
Watch the music video for “Don’t Be Stingy With The SMPTE” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzX5–WkSIY
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Groove Is King —due out on Bonamassa’s independent label, J&R Adventures— was recorded at Tal Bergman Studios in Los Angeles, California. Unlike RCFP’s debut album We Want Groove (2013), which tipped its hat to Miles Davis’ classic 1982 live instrumental LP We Want Miles, Groove Is King pulls away from the jazz-funk sounds of the first album into a modern sound, with focused compositions and arrangements and a slick production. “This time around, the concept was less jazz and more modern dance with layered grooves. The rhythm section laid the foundation and then we’d add in strings, synths and an incredible horn section, all while keeping it funky,” says DeJesus.
Also new to this album are horn arrangements by Grammy-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker, and contributions from Daniel Sadownick (percussion), James Campagnola (saxophone), Ada Rovatti (saxophone), and Fred Kron (keys). Renato Neto, who played on RCFP’s debut album, joins the lineup again on keys while ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons lends his trademark growl to the album as the master of ceremonies aka “Mr. Funkadamus.” Together, these players weave into the mix heavier dance beats, rock, and pure unadulterated funk, citing influences such as Daft Punk, the Brecker Brothers, Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars, Massive Attack, Sade, Prince, and Led Zeppelin.
These influences can be heard in many of the tracks, including the more rock-driven “Don’t Funk With Me” and “Uber Station,” a couple of tight, funky tunes punctuated with horns that recapture some of that classic Brecker Brothers sound, while “Low Tide” and “Groove Is King” feature a more stripped down, guitar-driven funk. “There was a definite intention of making tracks that are danceable,” said Merritt about “Don’t Be Stingy With The SMPTE,” “C You On The Flip Side,” and the EDM mash-up “The Fabulous Tales Of Two Bands,” which has traces of Prodigy’s 1997 hit “Firestarter.” “East Village” and “The 6 Train To The Bronx” both feature a cool, relaxed jazz feel while “Cube’s Brick” has a world music groove reminiscent of Weather Report; a funky yet ethereal treatment can be found on a re-imagining of Peter Gabriel’s “Digging In The Dirt.”
RCFP grew out of Bergman and DeJesus’ 2007 instrumental album Grooove Vol. 1, and subsequent live dates at L.A.’s storied jazz spot The Baked Potato. They encouraged other musicians to jam with them, including Merritt and Neto, who joined the line-up early on. Bonamassa made his RCFP debut in early 2012 during one of his rare breaks from the road when Bergman—who has toured with the guitarist—invited him to sit in on a pair of gigs.
To celebrate the release, RCFP will play two exclusive shows each night on July 24 and July 25 at 9:30pm and 11:30pm at The Baked Potato (3787 Cahuenga Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604). Buy advance tickets here: http://www.thebakedpotato.com.
Groove Is King Tracklisting:
- Introducing the Master of Ceremonies Mr. Funkadamus
- Groove Is King
- Low Tide
- Uber Station
- East Village
- If Six Was Eight
- Cube’s Brick
- And now a word from our find sponsors with Mr. Funkadamus
- Don’t Be Stingy With The SMPTE
- C You On The Flip Side
- Digging In The Dirt
- Don’t Funk With Me
- The 6 Train To The Bronx
- Rock Candy
- Mr. Funkadamus thanks all the senors but especially the senoritas
- The Fabulous Tales of Two Bands
SOURCE J&R Adventures
The Best of Darlene Love
New Album Features Songs Written By Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Webb, Linda Perry, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, And Others
NEW YORK, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Guitar great/artist/producer/E Street Band icon Stevie Van Zandt has signed seminal pop legend Darlene Love to his Wicked Cool label, partnering with Columbia Records to release a new album by Love coming this fall, titled Introducing Darlene Love. Van Zandt arranged and produced the album, enlisting a star-studded cast to contribute songs to Love’s return to Marquee-pop music making, including, among others, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Jim Webb, Linda Perry, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, and legendary songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who for more than five decades have reigned as one of the most influential songwriting duos in history.
The highly anticipated album will be released in early autumn, with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Love imbuing new and classic songs with her signature dynamic vocal delivery that the New York Times has hailed as “a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n’ roll…” and Rolling Stone has called “a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound.'”
The epic E Street Band guitarist commented on the forthcoming release: “Darlene’s legendary status is well deserved but I felt the time was long overdue to show a younger generation WHY she has earned that reputation. Partnering with Columbia Records is a dream come true because now I know the world will hear her.”
Love’s five-decade career spans some of the greatest signature moments in music, with the Los Angeles native nurturing her talent early as a member of the Blossoms, a local trio who began providing backup vocals at recording sessions for artists such as Sam Cooke and Bobbie Day. The Blossoms also were featured as part of the house band for the popular ’60s music show Shindig, backing up many of the performers who appeared on the series. Love would go on to become one of the most sought-after background singers in music history, recording with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, and dozens of other vocal giants throughout her career. Her early work with iconic producer Phil Spector on songs such as the pioneering “He’s A Rebel,” “He’s Sure The Boy I Love,” and “Why Do Lover’s Break Each Other’s Hearts,” would garner her legend status. She is featured in the 2013 Academy Award winning documentary ’20 Feet From Stardom,’ chronicling the behind-the-scenes lives of background singers. The accompanying album won a 2014 Grammy in the Best Music Film category.
The prolific Van Zandt creates a compelling production aesthetic on Introducing Darlene Love, echoing the classic recording style of many early ’60s pop standards on the forthcoming Columbia Records/Wicked Cool release, available everywhere this fall.
SOURCE Columbia Records