With Rick Willis on bass, Dennis Elliot playing drums, Mick Jones on guitar/keyboards, and the debut of Johnny Edwards from King Kobra and Buster Brown on vocals, the 1991 version of Foreigner actually was better than one would expect. Ten of the 11 songs on the Unusual Heat CD were written by co-producer Terry Thomas, new singer Johnny Edwards, and band mainstay Mick Jones, and they still had that bombast and brash appeal of the group which once featured so many textures brought to life by the voice of Lou Gramm. The unusual thing about Unusual Heat is that it is actually a good product and quite listenable.
Foreigner achieved massive success on a global scale during the Seventies and Eighties thanks to a long list of hit singles and sold-out tours. Today, the group's sales exceed 80 million records, a figure that places Foreigner among the best-selling bands of all time. Their classic songs continue to resonate with fans in the modern era, having just recently received RIAA gold and platinum awards for digital sales on six of their iconic rock anthems…
Pour la première fois en près de soixante ans de carrière, Johnny Hallyday confie ses classiques à une quinzaine d’artistes. Réalisé sous la houlette de Yarol Poupaud, son directeur musical et guitariste, cet album ne fait que confirmer l’immense popularité de Johnny. Ce projet fédérateur réunit des artistes de différents horizons s’appropriant les incontournables de la légende française du Rock : Kendji Girac laisse parler sa puissance vocale sur 'L’Envie', Florent Pagny a choisi 'Requiem pour un fou', Louane surprend et séduit avec 'La musique que j’aime', Patrick Bruel rend hommage à 'J’ai oublié de vivre', Benjamin Biolay apporte sa touche personnelle à 'Retiens la nuit', et 'Ma gueule' s’impose comme une évidence pour Garou. Et les dix autres interprètes ne sont pas en reste pour faire vibrer à leur manière le répertoire exceptionnel de Johnny.
Showdown! is a blues album by Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland, released in 1985 through Alligator Records. The album won the Best Traditional Blues Recording Grammy Award in 1986. 2011 release includes bonus track.
These distinctive small-group sessions, featuring Duke Ellington as pianist in a blues context, are part of a group of recordings issued under the confusing titles Back to Back and Side by Side, and further reissued under the not particularly distinctive name of Blues Summit. But there should be no confusion about the high quality of music that came out of these sessions – it is all "cooking with gas" as the expression goes. From the jazz world, it would be difficult to find more profound soloists on traditional blues numbers than the Duke or his longtime collaborator Johnny Hodges, who does some of the most soulful playing of his career here.