Legendary Singer is Second Inductee into Multi-Year Music Icons Series
NASHVILLE, Tenn. , June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — John Carter Cash, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Roys, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis and other entertainers paid tribute to Johnny Cash as he was inducted today into the Postal Service’s Music Icons Forever stamp series at the Grand Ole Opry Ryman Auditorium.
“With his gravelly baritone and spare percussive guitar, Johnny Cash had a distinctive musical sound — a blend of country, rock ‘n’ roll and folk — that he used to explore issues that many other popular musicians of his generation wouldn’t touch,” said U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors member Dennis Toner. “His songs tackled sin and redemption, good and evil, selfishness, loneliness, temptation, love, loss and death. And Johnny explored these themes with a stark realism that was very different from other popular music of that time.”
“It is an amazing blessing that my father, Johnny Cash be honored with this stamp. Dad was a hardworking man, a man of dignity. As much as anything else he was a proud American, always supporting his family, fans and country. I can think of no better way to pay due respect to his legacy than through the release of this stamp,” said singer-songwriter, producer John Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s son.
“My family is thrilled that my father will grace a Postal Service Forever Stamp, a great honor for any American, and an honor that would have particularly delighted him. It is a joy to know that generations will use this stamp, and my father will forever be where he loved to be: traveling the world,” added singer-songwriter and author Rosanne Cash, the music icon’s eldest daughter.
Customers may purchase the Johnny Cash Forever stamp at usps.com/stamps , at 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide. The Music Icons series, launched May 15, 2013, with the Lydia Mendoza Forever stamp, also will honor Ray Charles with a Forever stamp later this fall. The series will continue for the next several years with inductees being announced at a later date.
The stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez for Columbia Records (now part of Sony Music Entertainment) during a photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963). The reverse side of the pane includes a larger version of the photograph featured on the stamp. Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, served as art director and designer of the stamp. Breeding chose a photograph taken during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963). Breeding designed the square stamp pane to resemble the appearance of a 45 rpm record sleeve.
The Man in Black
Johnny Cash (1932–2003) was a music visionary best remembered internationally as a country music artist, though his influence can be felt in many genres — from rock and folk to blues and gospel.
Born into a poor farming family, grew up in rural Arkansas, a region that struggled under the weight of the Depression and natural disasters. The culture of that era remained with him throughout his life. Three touchstones left an especially rich legacy — the Bible, gospel and country music. Cash began to find his own voice among them after leaving home in 1950 to serve in the U.S. Air Force.
Stationed in Germany, half a world away from everyone and everything he knew, Cash turned to music for solace. During breaks he pulled out his guitar and began to write his own songs. What emerged was a voice unlike any heard before: deep, quavering, and inflected with the legacy of a hardscrabble beginning.
“Folsom Prison Blues” was one of the first songs Cash recorded after returning home from military service in 1954. He landed a job as a salesman in Memphis,TN, but dreams of making music loomed large. In early 1955, he visited Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis, the same studio where Elvis Presley had just recorded his first singles. Although Cash and his friends — Luther Perkins on electric guitar and Marshall Grant on bass — had limited musical ability, the boom-chicka-boom sound of their music proved infectious. They recorded several songs at those first sessions, including “Cry, Cry, Cry.” Released as a single in June 1955, “Cry, Cry, Cry” rode the country chart for a few days in November 1955, while “Folsom Prison Blues” cracked the country music top ten in 1956.
Cash’s 1956 debut on the “Grand Ole Opry,” the long-running radio show broadcast out of Nashville, TN, helped broaden his audience. He performed “I Walk the Line,” an iconic song about fidelity in the face of grand temptations that became his first number one country hit. He returned to the program many times in the 1950s and also began to make television appearances. By the mid-1960s, Cash had performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and become one of the top names in country music.
Cash found inspiration for his music in the nation’s history, in the stories of outlaws and laborers, and in his own life experience. His songs about Depression-era America, especially the rural landscape of his childhood, made him unique among the popular artists of the day. Themes of redemption, loneliness, love, loss, and death colored his music with a gritty realism that differed markedly from other socially conscious popular music.
In 1977, Cash was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and three years later, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1992, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1996, he received the Kennedy Center Honors. Three years later, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. President George W. Bush presented him with the 2001 National Medal of Arts for lifetime achievement.
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The only 2-CD collection to date to span his entire career, 36 tracks from Hey Porter to his collaboration with U2, The Wanderer . And in between? I Walk the Line; Get Rhythm; Ballad of a Teenage Queen; Big River; Ring of Fire; Guess Things Happen That Way; I Still Miss Someone; Don't Take Your Guns to Town; Daddy Sang Bass; A Boy Named Sue; It Ain't Me, Babe and Jackson with June Carter Cash, and more.
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Harry Nilsson’s THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION Commemorates Decade Of Recording From 1967 To 1977, On Deluxe 17-CD Box Set
GRAMMY®-WINNING SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER AT VORTEX OF 1960s/’70s MUSIC REVOLUTION REVEALS DEEP ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE BEATLES, THE MONKEES, RANDY NEWMAN, DOZENS MORE
Box set coincides with arrival of Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter, first full-length biography by Alyn Shipton, published July 18 by Oxford University Press
Available July 30, 2013, on RCA/Legacy Recordings
NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The profound musical gifts of Harry Nilsson, an artist whose fans ranged from all four Beatles to the Monkees, Randy Newman, Keith Moon, Jimmy Webb, and dozens more, are on full display in THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION . This deluxe 17-CD box set will be available everywhere July 30 through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION will be a must-have for Nilsson devotees, and a seductive lure for those whose awareness is limited to his Grammy Award®-winning versions of Badfinger’s “Without You” (#1) and Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin’” (a #6 hit from the soundtrack to Midnight Cowboy, 1969). Then there are the notable covers of his own songs by Three Dog Night (“One”), the Monkees (“Cuddly Toy”), the Yardbirds (“Ten Little Indians”), and Blood, Sweat & Tears (“Without Her”). Others will recall the duo of hits that appeared alongside “Without You” on 1971′s Nilsson Schmilsson album, “Coconut” (#8) and “Jump Into The Fire.” Finally, the playful “Me And My Arrow” (from the soundtrack of his animated film The Point! ) and “Girlfriend” (theme of the early ’70s sitcom The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father) have their own coterie of admirers.
THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION presents the definitive 14 albums in Nilsson’s RCA Records U.S. discography, from his 1967 debut Pandemonium Shadow Show (among whose high points are his takes on the Beatles’ “You Can’t Do That” and “She’s Leaving Home”) to his final album for the label in 1977, Knnillssonn . Bonus material on those albums add up to 65 tracks, of which 26 are previously unreleased. Adding to the box set’s historical provenance are three newly-compiled CDs, Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968 , Nilsson Sessions 1968-1971 , and Nilsson Sessions 1971-1974 , containing a total of 58 tracks, exactly half of which (29 tracks) are previously unreleased.
The 17 CDs contained in HARRY NILSSON – THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION are as follows:
- CD 1: Pandemonium Shadow Show (1967)
- CD 2: Aerial Ballet (1968)
- CD 3: HARRY (1969)
- CD 4: Nilsson Sings Newman (1970)
- CD 5: The Point! (1971)
- CD 6: Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (1971)
- CD 7: Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
- CD 8: Son Of Schmilsson (1972)
- CD 9: A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night (1973)
- CD 10: Pussy Cats (1974)
- CD 11: Duit On MON Dei (1975)
- CD 12: Sandman (1976)
- CD 13: . . . That’s The Way It Is (1976)
- CD 14: KNNILLSSONN (1977)
- CD 15: NILSSON Sessions 1967–1968
- CD 16: NILSSON Sessions 1968–1971
- CD 17: NILSSON Sessions 1971–1974
THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION is the newest entry in Legacy’s critically acclaimed and commercially successful Complete Album Collections series, introduced in 2011. The album catalogues of rock, pop, jazz, fusion, country, R&B, and classical artists from the Sony Music archives have been handsomely reissued in the series. In every case, each album in the box set is packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that LP’s original front and back cover artwork. Where applicable, the albums in each box include the bonus tracks that have been released on the various expanded CD editions over the years. Booklets are included with each box set, containing new liner notes essays and complete discographical information, including sources for all bonus material.
In the case of Harry Nilsson’s THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION , extensive summaries of every album have been written by Andrew Sandoval, who compiled and produced the box set with Rob Santos of Legacy Recordings. Sandoval has previously worked on multiple reissue projects on Nilsson.
Within THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION , every one of Nilsson’s 14 original albums is expanded with bonus material, starting with the first two, Pandemonium Shadow Show (1967) and Aerial Ballet (1968). On each of those, the full album sequence is presented in stereo, and then reprised in monaural sound. This marks the mono debuts of both programs in the digital era, and the first time they have been available in mono since their original releases 45-46 years ago, respectively. Aerial Ballet also adds a radio spot ad for the album as a bonus track, and with only a handful of exceptions, radio spots are then included for nearly every album in the box set.
Many of Nilsson’s albums have been the subjects of expanded edition reissues over the years. 1970′s 10-song Nilsson Sings Newman , for example, was reissued in 2000, as part of a Buddah Records series, and was expanded with an 11th song (“Snow”) and alternate versions of four songs. In the same Buddah series of 1999-2000, 1971′s Aerial Pandemonium Ballet added five bonus tracks, but this 2013 version ups the ante with newly-discovered Italian versions of five tunes, plus six tracks (four of which are full-length songs) documenting Nilsson’s visit to the BBC’s Saturday Club with compere Brian Matthew.
Likewise, there is the Buddah series expanded reissue of 1974′s Pussy Cats , produced by John Lennon (who once told a journalist, “Nilsson’s my favorite group”) at studios in Los Angeles and Hollywood in March and April 1974. This was the very beginning of John’s 18-month “Lost Weekend” hiatus from Yoko Ono, when May Pang rented a beach-front house in Santa Monica for John, Ringo, Nilsson, and Keith Moon (all of whom play on Pussy Cats ). Listening to Pussy Cats , with its contributions by that all-star cast of “roommates” alongside Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Jesse Ed Davis, and others, and its freewheelin’ versions of Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers To Cross,” Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” Doc Pomus’ “Save The Last Dance For Me,” and the bonus tracks of the 1999 Buddah CD reissue, is a heady flashback to 1974.
The dozen swing era standards of 1973′s A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night , from Irving Berlin’s “Always” and “What’ll I Do,” to Casablanca ‘s evocative “As Times Goes By,” could serve as a contemporary template for the likes of Michael Buble, Josh Groban, and Steve Tyrell. The orchestral sessions recorded in London were lushly arranged by veteran Gordon Jenkins (renowned for his long association with Frank Sinatra). The LP also marked the debut of former Beatles press officer Derek Taylor as a producer. (It was Taylor who turned the Beatles on to Nilsson, when he gave them all copies of Pandemonium Shadow Show back in 1967). An entire album of completely different songs from the London sessions was issued by RCA Germany in 1988, A Touch More Schmilsson in the Night . Twenty-five years later in 2013, it provides six bonus tracks, among them “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows,” Bob Hope’s “Thanks For The Memory,” and two by Harold Arlen, “It’s Only A Paper Moon” and “Over The Rainbow.”
Throughout these expanded versions, there are a wealth of demos, single mixes, alternate versions, foreign language versions, radio advertisements, non-U.S. album rarities, and much more. These are put to excellent use on the three compilations entitled Nilsson Sessions (aka Sessions Schmessions ). When he was first signed to RCA in early 1967, Nilsson’s humble request was for an office where he could work on his songs. He often answered phone calls there, as many can attest. That office became his laboratory of sorts, and the 18 tracks on Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968 bear witness to his experiments.
The 14 previously unreleased tracks on Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968 begin with five demos taped for the Monkees: “1941,” “World,” “Signs,” “Cuddly Toy” and “This Could Be The Night.” There are three outtakes from his Pandemonium Shadow Show debut, “As I Wander Lonely,” “Miss Butter’s Lament,” and the previously unreleased “The Family.” Early previously unreleased takes of the classics “One,” “Together,” “Bath,” and “I Said Goodbye To Me” did not make the final cut for Aerial Ballet , and are heard here for the first time. Cover attempts of the Coasters’ “Searchin’,” the Addrisi Brothers’ “She’s Just Laughing At Me,” and Procol Harum’s “She Wandered Through The Garden Fence” were all scuttled. Finally, two rare, single-only tracks, “Sister Marie” and the Italian single “Leggenda” make their stereo debuts on Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968 .
Nilsson Sessions 1968-1971 and Nilsson Sessions 1971-1974 carry on this unveiling of studio oddities, alternate versions, television rarities, etc. The box set’s concluding ‘souvenir’ track is the previously unreleased ode to Tricky Dick, “Also Sprach Schmilsson Schmixon.”
The release of THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION coincides with the July 18 th arrival of Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton. Published by Oxford University Press, this is the first ever full-length biography of Nilsson, drawing on interviews with family, friends, and associates, plus material from Nilsson’s unfinished autobiography. Shipton is a jazz critic for The Times in London, a jazz presenter on BBC radio, and an award-winning author of more than 20 books on music including Hi-De-Ho: The Life of Cab Calloway (2013), A New History of Jazz (2007), and Groovin’ High: the Life of Dizzy Gillespie (2001). Shipton outlines Nilsson’s fatherless childhood in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, through his teenage years in Los Angeles where he found his legs as a singer-songwriter, ultimately winding up at the epicenter of the music revolution that engulfed the world in the late 1960s.
Another essential source is the 2010 documentary film, Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talking About Him?). A labor of love by executive producer Lee Blackman, producer-writer-director John Scheinfeld, and producer David Leaf, the two-hour documentary is a detailed and authoritative portrait of Harry Nilsson. Film clips, home movies, family photographs, and other revelatory material is worked into interviews and footage starring Nilsson and his family, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Randy Newman, Dustin Hoffman, the Smothers Brothers, Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson, Paul Williams, Robin Williams, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Stanley Dorfman of the BBC’s Top Of the Pops and In Concert series, Al Kooper, Mark Hudson, Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night, and others. The film is available on DVD from Lorber Films.
“In their marriage of ten years, Nilsson and RCA were the archetypical odd couple,” Sandoval writes. “He certainly was a talented beast: a prodigious songwriter, possessor of one of the most remarkable voices in popular music and a charming, intellectual wit. Through his music, Nilsson interpreted life and longing in a way few others have. . . Over some fourteen studio albums, [Nilsson and RCA] teamed for a musical aerial ballet. Nilsson did his song-and-dance on high while RCA held the safety net down below. The results were a genre-defying array of releases, no two alike in style or substance.
“This set represents nearly every recording Nilsson made under the RCA umbrella: remastered classic albums, alternate versions, single-only tracks, demos, foreign language one-offs, brilliance, whimsy, pathos and just a touch of sadness. This collection definitively documents Harry Nilsson’s gift to us all, a fearless feat of boundless creativity, direct from the center ring.”
HARRY NILSSON – THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION
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Pandemonium Shadow Show (originally released October 1967, as RCA 3874) Selections – Stereo : 1. Ten Little Indians • 2. 1941 • 3. Cuddly Toy • 4. She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune • 5. You Can’t Do That • 6. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend • 7. She’s Leaving Home • 8. There Will Never Be • 9. Without Her • 10. Freckles • 11. It’s Been So Long • 12. River Deep – Mountain High • Selections – Mono : 13. Ten Little Indians (single 47-9298) • 14. 1941 • 15. Cuddly Toy • 16. She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune (single 47-9383) • 17. You Can’t Do That (single 47-9298) • 18. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend • 19. She’s Leaving Home • 20. There Will Never Be • 21. Without Her (single 47-9206) • 22. Freckles (single 47-9206) • 23. It’s Been So Long • 24. River Deep – Mountain High (single 47-9383).
Aerial Ballet (originally released June 1968, as RCA 3956) Selections – Stereo : 1. Daddy’s Song • 2. Good Old Desk • 3. Don’t Leave Me • 4. Mr. Richland’s Favorite Song • 5. Little Cowboy • 6. Together • 7. Everybody’s Talkin’ • 8. I Said Goodbye To Me • 9. Little Cowboy • 10. Mr. Tinker • 11. One • 12. The Wailing Of The Willow • 13. Bath • Selections – Mono : 14. Daddy’s Song • 15. Good Old Desk • 16. Don’t Leave Me (single 47-9544) • 17. Mr. Richland’s Favorite Song • 18. Little Cowboy • 19. Together • 20. Everybody’s Talkin’ (single 47-9544 and 47-0161, Hot 100 #6) • 21. I Said Goodbye To Me • 22. Little Cowboy • 23. Mr. Tinker • 24. One (single 47-9462) • 25. The Wailing Of The Willow • 26. Bath • Bonus track: 27. Aerial Ballet radio spot (previously unreleased).
HARRY (originally released July 1969, as RCA 4197) Selections : 1. The Puppy Song • 2. Nobody Cares About The Railroads Anymore • 3. Open Your Window • 4. Mother Nature’s Son • 5. Fairfax Rag • 6. City Life • 7. Mournin’ Glory Story • 8. Maybe (single 74-0207) • 9. Marchin’ Down Broadway (single 74-0207) • 10. I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City (single 74-0261 and 74-0755 as “Buck Earl,” Hot 100 #34) • 11. Rainmaker • 12. Mr. Bojangles • 13. Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear • BONUS TRACKS : 14. I Will Take You There – single mix (single 47-9675) • 15. Waiting (from the motion picture Jenny) (single 74-0310) • 16. Rainmaker – single mix (single 47-9675) • 17. Mournin’ Glory Story – single mix (UK single 1765, previously unissued on CD) • 18. Garbage Can Ballet – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 19. HARRY Radio Spot (previously unreleased) • 20. Voices Of Vista radio spots (previously unreleased).
Nilsson Sings Newman (originally released January 1970, as RCA 4289) Selections : 1. Vine St. • 2. Love Story • 3. Yellow Man (single 74-0336) • 4. Caroline (single 74-0336) • 5. Cowboy • 6. The Beehive State • 7. I’ll Be Home (single 74-0310) • 8. Living Without You • 9. Dayton, Ohio 1903 • 10. So Long Dad • BONUS TRACKS : 11. Snow • 12. Love Story – alternate version • 13. Cowboy – alternate version • 14. I’ll Be Home – alternate version • 15. Living Without You – alternate version. Tracks 11-15 first issued on Nilsson Sings Newman (Buddha CD 74465 99703 2, released 2000).
The Point! (originally released January 1971, as RCA 1003) Selections : 1. Everything’s Got ‘Em • 2. The Town – narration • 3. Me And My Arrow (single 74-0443 and promo single 45-248, Hot 100 #34) • 4. The Game – narration • 5. Poli High (promo single 45-248) • 6. The Trial And Banishment – narration • 7. Think About Your Troubles • 8. The Pointed Man – narration • 9. Life Line (promo single 45-248) • 10. The Birds – narration • 11. P.O.V. Waltz • 12. The Clearing In The Woods – narration • 13. Are You Sleeping? (single 74-0443) • 14. Oblio’s Return – narration • BONUS TRACKS : 15. Think About Your Troubles – alternate version • 16. Life Line – alternate version • 17. Down To The Valley – alternate mix with extended ending • 18. I’ll Never Leave You • 19. The Point! Travel Brochure radio spot with Bill Martin (previously unreleased). Tracks 15-18 first issued on The Point! (BMG Heritage CD 07863 65128 2, released 2002).
Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (originally released June 1971, as RCA 4543) Selections : 1. Introduction • 2. 1941 – slowed down track and remixed • 3. Daddy’s Song – new vocals, guitar/piano out of sync • 4. Mr. Richland’s Favorite Song – new background vocals and remixed • 5. Good Old Desk – slowed down track and remixed • 6. Everybody’s Talkin’ – dumped second voice and remixed • 7. Bath – re-eq’d original tacks • 8. River Deep–Mountain High – new vocals and remixed • 9. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend – remixed • 10. Don’t Leave Me – remixed • 11. Without Her – new vocals and remixed • 12. Together – new vocals, edited out bridge and remixed • 13. One – remixed • 14. Closing • BONUS TRACKS : 15. You Can’t Do That – remix (first issued on Aerial Pandemonium Ballet , Buddha CD 74465 99704 2, released 2000) • 16. It’s Been So Long – Italian version (previously unreleased) • 17. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend – Italian version (previously unreleased) • 18. Without Her – Italian version (previously unreleased) • 19. Cuddly Toy – Italian version (previously unreleased) • 20. You Can’t Do That – Italian version (previously unreleased) • 21. BBC Saturday Club introduction by Brian Matthew (previously unreleased) • 21. 1941 – Live on BBC’s Saturday Club (previously unreleased) • 23. Mr. Richland’s Favorite Song – Live on BBC’s Saturday Club (previously unreleased) • 24. Nilsson talks with Brian Matthew (previously unreleased) • 25. Together – Live on BBC’s Saturday Club (previously unreleased) • 26. Good Old Desk – Live on BBC’s Saturday Club (previously unreleased) • 27. Aerial Pandemonium Ballet radio spot (previously unreleased).
Nilsson Schmilsson (originally released November 1971, as RCA 4515) Selections : 1. Gotta Get Up (single 74-0604) • 2. Driving Along • 3. Early In The Morning • 4. The Moonbeam Song (single 74-0673) • 5. Down (single 74-0718) • 6. Without You (single 74-0718, Hot 100 #1) • 7. Coconut (single 74-0604, Hot 100 #8) • 8. Let The Good Times Roll • 9. Jump Into The Fire • 10. I’ll Never Leave You • BONUS TRACKS : 11. Si No Estas Tu – Spanish version Of “Without You” (Spain single 3-10693) • 12. How Can I Be Sure Of You • 13. The Moonbeam Song – demo • 14. Lamaze • 15. Old Forgotten Soldier – demo • 16. Gotta Get Up – alternate version • 17. Nilsson Schmilsson radio spots. Tracks 12-17 first issued on Nilsson Schmilsson (RCA/BMG Heritage CD 82876 57265 2, released 2004).
Son Of Schmilsson (originally released July 1972, as RCA 4717) Selections : 1. Take 54 • 2. Remember (Christmas) (single 74-0855 Hot 100 #53) • 3. Joy (single 74-0755 As “Buck Earl”) • 4. Turn On Your Radio (single 74-0788) • 5. You’re Breakin’ My Heart • 6. Spaceman (single 74-0788. Hot 100 #23) • 7. The Lottery Song (single 74-0855) • 8. At My Front Door • 9. Ambush • 10. I’d Rather Be Dead • 11. The Most Beautiful World In The World • BONUS TRACKS : 12. What’s Your Sign? • 13. Take 54 – alternate • 14. Campo De Encino • 15. Daybreak – single version (single 0246, Hot 100 #39) • 16. It Had To Be You/I’d Rather Be Dead • 17. Son Of Schmilsson radio spot. Tracks 12-16 first issued on Son Of Schmilsson (RCA/Legacy CD 82876 78249 2, released 2006).
A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night (originally released June 1973, as RCA 1-0097) Selections : 1. Lazy Moon • 2. For Me And My Gal • 3. It Had To Be You • 4. Always • 5. Makin’ Whoopee! • 6. You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want To Do It) • 7. Lullaby In Ragtime (single 0039) • 8. I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now • 9. What’ll I Do • 10. Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) • 11. This Is All I Ask • 12. As Time Goes By • BONUS TRACKS : 13. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows • 14. Make Believe • 15. Trust In Me • 16. It’s Only A Paper Moon • 17. Thanks For The Memory • 18. Over The Rainbow. Tracks 13-18 first issued on A Touch More Schmilsson In The Night (RCA Germany 90251, released 1988).
Pussy Cats (originally released August 1974, as RCA 0570) Selections : 1. Many Rivers To Cross (single 10001, Hot 100 #109) • 2. Subterranean Homesick Blues (single 10078) • 3. Don’t Forget Me (single 10001 and 10139) • 4. All My Life • 5. Old Forgotten Soldier • 6. Save The Last Dance For Me • 7. Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga (single 10078) • 8. Loop De Loop • 9. Black Sails • 10. Rock Around The Clock • BONUS TRACKS : 11. Down By The Sea • 12. The Flying Saucer Song • 13. Turn Out The Light • 14. Save The Last Dance For Me – alternate • 15. Don’t Forget Me – demo • 16. Black Sails – demo • 17. Pussy Cats radio spots with Eddie Lawrence (previously unreleased). Tracks 11-16 first issued on Pussy Cats (Buddha CD 74465 99815 2, released 1999).
Duit On MON Dei (originally released March 1975, as RCA 0817) Selections : 1. Jesus Christ You’re Tall • 2. It’s A Jungle Out There • 3. Down By The Sea • 4. Kojak Columbo (single 10183) • 5. Easier For Me • 6. Turn Out The Light (single 10183) • 7. Salmon Falls • 8. Puget Sound • 9. What’s Your Sign? • 10. Home • 11. Good For God • BONUS TRACK : 12. Goin’ Down – alternate (previously unreleased).
Sandman (originally released January 1976, as RCA 1031) Selections : 1. I’ll Take A Tango • 2. Something True • 3. Pretty Soon There’ll Be Nothing Left For Everybody • 4. The Ivy Covered Walls • 5. Here’s Why I Did Not Go To Work Today • 6. The Flying Saucer Song • 7. How To Write A Song • 8. Jesus Christ You’re Tall • 9. Will She Miss Me? • BONUS TRACK : 10. A Tree Out In The Yard (Central Park) (previously unreleased).
. . . That’s The Way It Is (originally released July 1976, as RCA 1119) Selections : 1. That Is All (single 10759) • 2. Just One Look/Baby I’m Yours – Harry Nilsson And Linda Laurence (single 10759) • 3. Moonshine Bandit (single 10634) • 4. I Need You • 5. A Thousand Miles Away • 6. Sail Away (single 10634) • 7. She Sits Down On Me • 8. Daylight Has Caught Me • 9. Zombie Jamboree (Back To Back) • 10. That Is All – Reprise • BONUS TRACK : 11. . . . That’s The Way It Is radio spot (previously unreleased).
KNNILLSSONN (originally released 1977, as RCA 2276) Selections : 1. All I Think About Is You (single 11144) • 2. I Never Thought I’d Get This Lonely (single 11144) • 3. Who Done It? (single 11059) • 4. Lean On Me • 5. Goin’ Down • 6. Old Bones • 7. Sweet Surrender • 8. Blanket For A Sail • 9. Laughin’ Man • 10. Perfect Day • BONUS TRACKS : 11. Ain’t It Kinda Wonderful (from the motion picture The World’s Greatest Lover) (single 11193) (first issued on The World’s Greatest Lover: Original Soundtrack Recording , RCA Red Seal 2709, released 1978) • 12. Sweet Lorraine – Harry Nilsson And Dr. John (previously unreleased) • 13. Shuffle Off To Buffalo (previously unreleased) • 14. Ballin’ The Jack – Harry Nilsson And Dr. John (previously unreleased) • 15. All I Think About Is You – demo, Harry Nilsson And Dr. John (previously unreleased) • 16. KNNILLSSONN radio spot (previously unreleased).
NILSSON Sessions 1967–1968 – Selections : 1. 1941 – demo (previously unreleased) • 2. World – demo (previously unreleased) • 3. Signs – demo (previously unreleased) • 4. Cuddly Toy – demo (previously unreleased) • 5. This Could Be The Night – demo (first issued on Perfect Day: The Songs Of Harry Nilsson 1971–1993 , Retro Active Promo CD 006, released 2006) • 6. As I Wander Lonely • 7. The Family (previously unreleased) • 8. Miss Butter’s Lament • 9. Mr. Tinker – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 10. Leggenda (Italian Single 1658) • 11. Sister Marie (previously unreleased stereo remix) • 12. She Wandered Through The Garden Fence (previously unreleased) • 13. One – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 14. I Said Goodbye To Me – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 15. Searchin’ (previously unreleased) • 16. She’s Just Laughing At Me (previously unreleased) • 17. Together – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 18. Bath – alternate version (previously unreleased).
Tracks 6 & 8 first issued on Personal Best: The Harry Nilsson Anthology (RCA CD 07863 66354 2, released 1995).
Tracks 1-16 recorded 1967; tracks 17-18 recorded 1968.
NILSSON Sessions 1968–1971 – Selections : 1. You Are Here (previously unreleased) • 2. The Cast And Crew • 3. Garbage Can Ballet • 4. I Will Take You There • 5. Girlfriend (theme from The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father) • 6. Wasting My Time – alternate mix (previously unreleased) • 7. Rainmaker – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 8. Open Your Window – alternate take (previously unreleased) • 9. Postcard (previously unreleased) • 10. Think About Your Troubles – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 11. Marry Me A Little (previously unreleased) • 12. Ballin’ The Jack (previously unreleased) • 13. Gotta Get Up – demo (previously unreleased) • 14. Down To The Valley – single mix (single 74-0362) • 15. Buy My Album – single mix (single 74-0362) • 16. Joy – alternate version • 17. Blackbird (previously unreleased) • 18. Paradise (previously unreleased) • 19. Lucille (previously unreleased) • 20. Early In The Morning – alternate version.
Tracks 2-4 first issued on Skidoo – Original Soundtrack Recording , RCA 1152, released 1968.
Track 5 first issued on Personal Best: The Harry Nilsson Anthology (RCA CD 07863 66354 2, released 1995).
Tracks 16 & 20 first issued on Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (Buddha CD 74465 99704 2, released 2000).
Tracks 1-8 recorded 1968; tracks 9-11 recorded 1969; tracks 12-17 recorded 1970; tracks 18-20 recorded 1971.
NILSSON Sessions 1971–1974 – Selections : 1. Walk Right Back • 2. Jump Into The Fire – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 3. Isolation • 4. Without You – demo • 5. Driving Along – demo • 6. Gotta Get Up – demo • 7. Coconut – demo • 8. Old Forgotten Soldier – alternate demo • 9. Down – demo • 10. The Moonbeam Song – alternate demo • 11. Jump Into the Fire – single version (single 74-0673, Hot 100 #27) • 12. Per Chi – Italian Version Of “Without You” (single 74-0673) • 13. Joy – guitar demo • 14. Joy – piano demo • 15. You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want To Do It) – alternate version • 16. Lullaby In Ragtime – alternate version • 17. Always – alternate version • 18. It Had To Be You – alternate version • 19. I Want You To Sit On My Face (previously unreleased) • 20. A Souvenir – Also Sprach Schmilsson Schmixon (previously unreleased).
Tracks 1 & 3 first issued on Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (Buddha CD 74465 99704 2, released 2000).
Tracks 4-10 first issued on Nilsson Schmilsson (UK Camden Deluxe CD 74321 75742 2, released 2000).
Tracks 13 & 14 first issued on Son Of Schmilsson (UK Camden Deluxe CD 74321 75746 2, released 2000).
Tracks 15-18 first issued on A Touch More Schmilsson In The Night (RCA Germany 90251, released 1988).
Tracks 1-12 recorded 1971; tracks 13 & 14 recorded 1972; tracks 15-19 recorded 1973; track 20 recorded 1974.
(Note: THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION does not include Nilsson’s 1974 album, Son Of Dracula , because it merely adds film dialogue and incidental cues to tracks from Nilsson Schmilsson and Son of Schmilsson .)
SOURCE Legacy Recordings
Web Site: http://www.legacyrecordings.com
The profound musical gifts of Harry Nilsson, an artist whose fans ranged from all four Beatles to the Monkees, Randy Newman, Keith Moon, Jimmy Webb, and dozens more, are on full display in THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION.
THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION will be a must-have for Nilsson devotees, and a seductive lure for those whose awareness is limited to his Grammy Award®-winning versions of Badfinger's "Without You" (#1) and Fred Neil's "Everybody s Talkin'" (a #6 hit from the soundtrack to Midnight Cowboy, 1969). Then there are the notable covers of his own songs by Three Dog Night ("One"), the Monkees ("Cuddly Toy"), the Yardbirds ("Ten Little Indians"), and Blood, Sweat & Tears ("Without Her"). Others will recall the duo of hits that appeared alongside "Without You" on 1971's Nilsson Schmilsson album, "Coconut" (#8) and "Jump Into The Fire." Finally, the playful "Me And My Arrow" (from the soundtrack of his animated film The Point!) and "Girlfriend" (theme of the early '70s sitcom The Courtship Of Eddie's Father) have their own coterie of admirers.
THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION presents the definitive 14 albums in Nilsson's RCA Records U.S. discography, from his 1967 debut Pandemonium Shadow Show (among whose high points are his takes on the Beatles' "You Can't Do That" and "She's Leaving Home") to his final album for the label in 1977, Knnillssonn. Bonus material on those albums add up to 65 tracks, of which 26 are previously unreleased. Adding to the box set's historical provenance are three newly-compiled CDs, Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968, Nilsson Sessions 1968-1971, and Nilsson Sessions 1971-1974, containing a total of 58 tracks, exactly half of which (29 tracks) are previously unreleased.
Disc 1 PANDEMONIUM SHADOW SHOW (Stereo and Mono)
Disc 2 AERIAL BALLET (Stereo and Mono)
Disc 3 HARRY
Disc 4 NILSSON SINGS NEWMAN
Disc 5 THE POINT!
Disc 6 AERIAL PANDEMONIUM BALLET
Disc 7 NILSSON SCHMILSSON
Disc 8 SON OF SCHMILSSON
Disc 9 A LITTLE TOUCH OF SCHMILSSON IN THE NIGHT
Disc 10 PUSSY CATS Produced by John Lennon.
Disc 11 DUIT ON MON DEI
Disc 12 SANDMAN
Disc 13 ...THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
Disc 14 KNNILLSSONN
Disc 15 NILSSON SESSIONS 1967-1968
RCA Studios was Harry's professional playground from 1967 to 1977. He spent countless hours sketching, experimenting and composing songs within the confines of 6363 Sunset Blvd., right in the heart of Hollywood. Sessions Schmessions features a sampling of those dates culled from Harry's first two years at RCA. There are 14 previously unreleased tracks with Highlights include five demos taped for The Monkees("1941," "World" "Signs," "Cuddly Toy" and "This Could Be The Night") in March 1967, as well as three outtakes from his RCA debut album, Pandemonium Shadow Show ("As I Wander Lonely," "Butters Lament" and an astonishing "The Family"). Sessions for Aerial Ballet orphaned early takes of such classics as "One," "Together," "Bath" and "I Said Goodbye To Me." Additionally, Harry's cover of the Coasters classic "Searchin'" was left on the cutting room floor, as was his attempt the Addrisi Brothers' "She's Just Laughing At Me" and Procol Harum's "She Wandered Through The Garden Fence." Meanwhile, two rare, single-only tracks "Sister Marie" and the Italian language "Leggenda" make their true stereo debut on this set.
Disc 16 NILSSON SESSIONS 1968-1971
covers Nilsson's studio oddities from mid-1968 through early 1971 including 12 previously unreleased tracks.
Disc 17 NILSSON SESSIONS 1971-1974
wraps up all of the remaining bonus tracks, demos and alternate takes that have trickled out on international r
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On Tuesday, May 14 th world-renowned Australian “Fingerstyle” phenomenon Tommy Emmanuel and Britain’s jazz icon Martin Taylor release their highly anticipated duets CD, titled “The Colonel & The Governor,” on Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings.
This CD re-creates jazz classics from masters such as Django Reinhardt, Karl Krass, and Eddie Lang. Standards like Jersey Bounce, The Nearness of You, and Lullaby of Birdland are presented in arrangements that allow both guitar masters to, as Emmanuel says, “fly their own our kites.” And Fly they do on this recording where the camaraderie is undeniable and the level of playing is light-years beyond impressive. Both Emmanuel and Taylor also contributed original compositions to the project.
“It was a fun and challenging record to make. It’s honest and in-your-face playing. Martin swings like a member of the Basie Big Band and phrases like a pioneer of jazz,” says Emmanuel.
Taylor and Emmanuel and had an instant chemistry. “Martin and I go back to the early 90s when I first saw him on TV in Australia. I was so amazed by his playing, I rang the TV station and they gave me his hotel details,” recalls Tommy. “I immediately rang him and invited him to play with me at a beautiful theatre in Sydney.
I have learned so much from Martin, as he comes from a jazz background and I come from a country and rock background. We both have a strong love of melody and arrangements that allow our playing to interweave effortlessly. Sometimes it feels like time stands still when we are playing together. Martin once introduced me on stage as ‘the abominable showman’ – I have always called him The Governor.”
For this release, Taylor played his signature Maestro jazz guitar, while Emmanuel played his 1930 Martin 017 Mahogany guitar, his Godin 5th Avenue guitar and his Maton custom EGB808 guitar.
Both Emmanuel and Taylor are “men of letters”. Tommy Emmanuel is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a CGP (Certified Guitar Player), an Order of Australia Medalist (AM) and the holder of an honorary Masters Degree (MA). Martin Taylor is a M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire) and holder of two Honorary Doctorate degrees.
I Won’t Last A Day Without You
A Smooth One
Lullaby of Birdland
The Nearness of You
Down at Cocomos
The Fair Haired Child
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
The album was recorded and produced by Kim Person.
Tommy Emmanuel Spring/Summer 2013 Tour Dates:
|Tue May 21 13||Nashville, TN||3rd & Lindsley|
|Wed May 22 13||Toronto, ON CA||Toronto Centre for the Arts|
|Fri May 24 13||Moncton, NB CA||The Capitol Theatre|
|Sat May 25 13||Halifax, NS CA||Dalhousie Arts Centre|
|Mon May 27 13||Fredericton, NB CA||Fredericton Playhouse|
|Wed May 29 13||Portland, ME||State Theatre|
|Sat Jun 01 13||Pomeroy, OH||Fur Peace Ranch|
|Sun Jun 02 13||Pomeroy, OH||Fur Peace Ranch|
|Thu Jun 06 13||Norfolk, VA||Harrison Opera House|
|Fri Jun 07 13||Durham, NC US||The Carolina Theatre of Durham|
|Fri Jun 14 13||Charleston, SC||Charleston Music Hall|
|Sat Jun 15 13||Roanoke, VA||Shaftman Perf. Hall at the Jefferson Centre|
|Sun Jun 16 13||Alexandria, VA||The Birchmere|
|Wed Jun 19 13||Norfolk, CT||Infinity Hall|
|Thu Jun 20 13||Boston, MA||The Wilbur Theatre|
|Fri Jun 21 13||Burlington, VT||Flynn Performing Arts Centre|
|Sat Jun 22 13||Hartford, CT||Bushnell Centre Belding Theatre|
|Sun Jun 23 13||Westhampton Beach, NY||Westhampton Beach Perf. Arts Centre|
|Thu Jun 27 13||Phoenixville, PA||Colonial Theater|
|Fri Jun 28 13||Phoenixville, PA||Colonial Theater|
|Sat Jun 29 13||New York City, NY||B.B. King Blues Club|
For further tour-date information go to http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/tours
SOURCE Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings
Web Site: http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/tours
2013 collaboration between two world-class guitarists. While they are both serious "men of letters" with Tommy Emmanuel being an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a CGP (Certified Guitar Player), an Order of Australia Medalist (AM) and the holder of an honorary masters (MA) and Martin Taylor being an M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire) and holder of two Honourary Doctorates, they honor each other affectionately with these titles. Both acoustic guitarists are leaders of music in their respective countries - Australia and the UK. Call it a British Commonwealth thing! Known for his complex finger-picking style, Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist who performs energetic concerts, and is highly regarded for the use of percussive effects on the guitar. Martin Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist and Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him, "the acoustic guitarist of his generation." Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated by guitarists all over the world.
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Lyle Lovett will be backed by his all-star band August 13th at the Marin Center
Tickets go on-sale this Friday at 11:00 A.M.
SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — When Lyle Lovett returns to Marin County’s Marin Center on August 13 th he will be backed by his Large Band. Tickets for Lyle Lovett and his Large Band go on-sale Friday at 11:00 A.M.
There are songwriters, there are musicians and there are entertainers. Few people can pull off all three with refinement, humility and charm. Lyle Lovett is one of them. Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.
In August, Lovett will be backed by an all-star cast, starting with his rhythm section, which belongs in some hall of fame. There’s rarely any other outcome when Lovett convenes his Large Band. The 14 players are all virtuosos in their own right, but always serve the greater good of the song and the communal spirit of a live performance. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said “Lyle Lovett & His Large Band deliver perfection.” The Boston Globe said “Lovett and his band stir the congregation.”
Tickets for Lyle Lovett and his Large Band August 13 at 8:00 P.M. at the Marin Center in San Rafael are $49.75, $69.75 and $89.75. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, April 19 at 11:00 A.M. on-line at www.rbpconcerts.com, in-person at the Marin Center Box Office at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael, California and by phone at 415-473-6800.
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band is produced by Northern California based concert promoters Rick Bartalini Presents.
SOURCE Rick Bartalini Presents
Web Site: http://www.RBPconcerts.com
2012 album from the Country/Pop singer/songwriter. produced by Lyle Lovett and Nathanial Kunkel and featuring songs with K.D Lang, Kat Edmonson and Sara and Sean Watkins. While typically associated with the Country genre, Lovett's compositions often incorporate Folk, Swing, Blues, Jazz and Gospel music as well as more traditional Country & Western styling.
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