This self-titled 1972 disc from Alice Clark (“The Holy Grail of Modern Soul”) has more than stood the test of time. It has been called a sublime masterpiece of R&B/pop and was produced by Bob Shad for Mainstream Records, the label he founded in 1964. Among the reissues and new material Shad released on Mainstream included artists such as Shelly Manne, Dizzy Gillespie, and Buddy Terry. Other productions by Bob Shad include the fist album by Big Brother and the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin) and records by Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Sarah Vaughan, and The Amboy Dukes. Another Fun Fact: Shad’s grandson happens to be writer-director Judd Apatow.
None of the songs on Clark’s album are self-penned; all are gems from the likes of Jimmy Webb, Fred Ebb, John Kander as are three from Bobby Hebb (of “Sunny” fame) including this week’s Top Tune, “Hard Hard Promises”. Please enjoy!
Contact & Licensing info: Master (Alice Clark) controlled by Mainstream/TIme Records / contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published by Portable Music Inc. (BMI). Contact: Damon Booth – email@example.com. Administered by BMG Chrysalis / contact: Wendy.Griffiths@bmgchrysalis.com
Apr 03 2013
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Mar 04 2013
This week’s Top Tune is without a doubt one of our favorite remixes of the year – Mercury takes on Marvin Gaye’s classic recording of “Sunny” and brightens up our day.
Mercury is comprised of the Swiss duo: Mel & Simon. Their remixes for Tom Trago and Homework caught the attention of the legendary Gomma Records who signed the group in 2010. The Gomma label is a music (and graphic) collective that is based in Munich and is led by Jonas Imbery (aka Telonius) and Mathias Modica (aka Munk). The Gomma collective consists of musicians, djs, bands, and graphic designers from all over the world.
“Sunny” was written and originally recorded by Bobby Hebb and has been covered by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Toots & The Maytals, Ella Fitzgerald, The Four Seasons, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Nick Cave, Oscar Peterson, and Dusty Springfield just to name a few. BMI rates “Sunny” number 25 in its “Top 100 songs of the 20th Century.”
Contact & Licensing info:
Original Master controlled by Universal Music Group / http://www.universalfilmandtvmusic.com
Written by Bobby Hebb, Published by Portable Music Co. Inc. (BMI). Contact: Damon Booth firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by BMG Chrysalis / contact: Wendy.Griffiths@bmgchrysalis.com
Nov 14 2012
Larry Appelbaum, Library of Congress jazz curator and host of WPFW’s “Sound of Surprise” will host a special rarely seen free screening of The !!!! Beat, 7p – 9p September 28th – Washington DC. The !!!! Beat was a pioneering blues, soul and R&B television show broadcast from Dallas starting in January 1966, and ran for 26 episodes. Friday evening’s episode will feature stellar performances by Bobby Hebb, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Sam & Dave, Willie Mitchell and many others. For more info visit the Library of Congress website HERE.
Sep 27 2012