The Microscopic Septet is one of those rare groups that have been able to take a unique and enduring approach to various forms of popular music, be it jazz, blues, R & B, rock, pop, and so on, by balancing respect with irreverence, namely such outfits as Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, the New Rhythm and Blues Quintet (NRBQ), the Sun Ra Arkestra, the Jazz Passengers, the Vienna Art Orchestra, and Mostly Other People Do the Killing.
The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered is a 2004 Gammon Records two-disc set. The first disc features covers of Daniel Johnston songs by a variety of different artists. The second disc features the original versions of these eighteen songs, as well as "Rock This Town", a previously unreleased Johnston track.
A lot of people return to their first lovewhen they reach a certain age. In Mick Fleetwood’s case, his first love was the blues. When he founded Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac together with Peter Green back in 1967, which was later shortened to Fleetwood Mac after John McVie joined the fold, this group went on to grow into one of the most successful blues acts of its time. ”Black Magic Woman” (with which Santana later also had a hit), “Oh Well”, and “Man Of The World” became major chart successes,and their instrumental, “Albatross”, became Fleetwood Mac’s first no. 1 hit in the UK.
In 2007 Mick Fleetwood - wanted to the 40th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac - suitable put up a monument to the band and their founding members and revive the sound, which was characteristic for the early formation. who founded Mick Fleetwood blues band, in which in addition to mark Johnston (keyboards, vocals) and Lenny Castellanos (bass, vocals) shines above all as a superb guitarist Rick Vito….
This DVD documents the 2003 Springing the Blues Festival in Jacksonville, FL. Interspersing performances with artist interviews, it conveys the flavor of what's happening down South on the blues festival scene in the 21st century. The interviewers also elicit from the artists verbal descriptions and private demos of what the blues means to them: how it got into them, and how they perceive their work within the long history of the music. Enthusiastic young Anthony Gomes sits with his guitar and explains to an interviewer the "tension and release" concept in the structure of a blues song.