The band has a core rhythm section, but features a revolving combination of all-star guest front men and women. These recordings feature the talents of Gary Brooker, Georgie Fame, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather Low, Chris Rea, Beverley Skeete, Mick Taylor and George Harrison (amongst his last recordings) on an intriguing and varied selection of covers and originals.
2016 four CD set. This box contains the first four releases from Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, the good-time 10-piece band that Bill Wyman put together after leaving the Rolling Stones in 1992…
When it comes to good time R&B played by top class musicians, you can’t beat the sound of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. After Bill quit the Rolling Stones in 1993, the bass player set about forming his own all-star band. As well as touring the world, the Rhythm Kings released a succession of fine albums, beginning with ‘Struttin’ Our Stuff’ in 1998. We have selected the hottest tracks from this debut album, as well as songs from subsequent albums ‘Anyway The Wind Blows’, ‘Double Bill’, ‘Groovin’ and ‘Just For A Thrill’…
The companion volume to the hugely successful first ‘Best Of’, with yet more excellent highlights from 15 years of bassist/bandleader Bill Wyman’s post-Stones musical project, sampling six key albums. Includes standout tracks from studio and stage, where the Rhythm Kings are in their element. Numerous special guests include Albert Lee, Georgie Fame, Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker and former colleague Mick Taylor on slide guitar (‘Can’t Get My Rest At Night’). Specially released to coincide with Autumn 2012 Rhythm Kings European dates.
Includes Two Live ConcertsThis film captures Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings on the road, in the studio and on stage during their 2004 European tour. Performing 'roots' music by some of the greatest artists of all time including Nina Simone, Ray Charles, and Chuck Berry. Featuring a host of talented musicians, today's Rhythm Kings line-up perform some of the greatest songs of the last 50 years alongside original material.
Hogan’s Heroes was formed by its namesake Gerry Hogan almost 30 years ago, specifically to back Albert Lee. The band’s first gig took place in 1987 at Gerry’s annual festival for pedal steel guitar.They have played together on a regular basis since that time and as a result have become one of the tightest units in music. (…) Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar players, needs no introduction to Country music & Rock fans. He has worked with some of the world’s top artists, from Emmylou Harris to the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton to Eric Clapton. Albert is a Grammy award winning musician, whosetalents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world.
When Ian Siegal received the accolade of MOJO Blues Album of The Year (’09) for his Broadside album, it was the first time for a non-American artist; and when his 2011 album The Skinny was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the contemporary album category, it was the first time ever for a British artist in this category. The Blues Music Awards – made annually in Memphis TN – are the blues grammys. It has been said that had Siegal been around in the sixties he would today be accorded the same reverence as artists such as Van Morrison and Joe Cocker. Instead, he is a child of the seventies who dropped out of art college in the late eighties to go busking in Germany.