European Grooves. Other Countries. Soul 80s. Italo Disco. Acid jazz. Groove Revival. Jazz Classic. Cool Jazz. Modern Jazz. Jazz fusion. Vocal jazz. Spiritual jazz. Free Jazz. Others Jazz. US Rap. Old School Rap. West coast Rap. East coast Rap. Others US Rap. French Rap. International Rap. Hip Hop Movies. Other Electro. European Movies. Without GM George Martin was the one person who took the music of the people into a bright and energised future. Of course, George needed the fertile, focused, fecund minds of the four fab songwriters of the apocalypse to hang his ideas on, and the one without the other would have been unthinkable.
Can you imagine The Beatles without Martin? They might have briefly burned bright under another lesser producer for, maybe, a year or two, and then faded into the mists of obscurity, without a fiercely talented and visionary producer to stitch their diverse, often contradictory talents into such a coherent, rich tapestry of innovative and spectacular aural delights.
One could, of course, conversely argue that George's star would never have shone so brightly without The Beatles. He would no doubt have maintained a reasonable but unexceptional career as one of many EMI house producers and orchestrators. Cilla Black?? Perhaps the only other band who might have flourished under his aegis were the Hollies - and their incredible unbroken run of huge hit singles throughout the 60s is full testament to an equal coming together of clever minds and musicians, but lacking the rebellious spirit; even they never really succeeded in dropping the big one as album artistes.
And don't kid yourself that the seismic shift of artistic appreciation that followed in their wake would have stood even half a chance, had it not been for their fearlessly pioneering exploits.
Even the Americans couldn't have rescued the situation - would The Byrds have meant that much after Mr Tambourine Man? Would they even have achieved that splendiferous sound without the elegant signposts of possibility garlanding George Martin's productions? Somehow, I very much doubt it. The Lovin' Spoonful? Good try, but unable to sustain. The Four Seasons, then? Well, perhaps they, more so than The Beach Boys, were the most serious contenders for the title of transatlantic standard bearers, simply in terms of longevity and prolificacy.
Hold that thought! And what of George's contemporaries in the world of sound sculpting? And one who is almost forgotten - Denny Cordell at Deram? Could any of them have assumed such a heavy mantle of responsibility for the future direction of Our Great 60s Musical Heritage? Well, Meek and Spector, brilliant though they were at creating mindboggling soundscapes, were both essentially rooted in a nostalgic past, and were unlikely to progress beyond their immediate concepts of retro-futurism.
Denny was doing some great stuff at Deram, but hamstrung into insignificance by Decca's lack of vision, by their staid, unimaginative publicity department, and by being under the same leaden breezeblock umbrella that failed to recognise the massive talent on whom they once had the option, and idiotically rejected and thank Big G eorge they did! Only Wilson stood alone amongst the contenders for powering along rock and pop's freshly-constructed freeway to our great new world of musical excellence - and yet, even he abdicated his primacy under the onslaught of The Beatles, and the impossibly, stratospherically high benchmarks set first by Revolver, then by Sgt Pepper.
Produced, as if you needed reminding, by George Martin. No digital remixing. No track recording. No sampling. Carlos started his career as a singer of folk songs in Buenos Aires, first as a solo singer and then as a part of a singing trio. The triumph of that song enabled Carlos Gardel to become an international superstar and one of the national heroes of Argentina.
During the height of his popularity, he toured South and Central America, successfully performed in all the major entertainment hubs of the world most notably New York, Paris, London, Barcelona, and Madrid , and he filmed numerous films for Hollywood studio Paramount that showcased his singing and star appeal.
In addition to incredible repertoire of tango music where he often collaborated with music composer Alfredo Le Pera , Gardel found much of his fame because of its sex appeal toward his female audience. To achieve this status, he hid away from the public his personal relationships with several women. His death triggered a period of mourning not only in his native Argentina but also in entire Latin America. Les Loups are front and centre, just behind Fleming. Photo: c hermanos Iacona. These tours were tiresome: Oscar preferred to be in Paris, where he could play with American jazz musicians and hang out at the Hot Club, where he became friendly with Django Reinhardt.
The two men held each other in great respect, occasionally appearing together under the rubric of El Indio y El gitano — The Indian and the Gypsy. Despite this cordiality, the men disagreed musically. His solos are well thought out with unusual harmonies that impressed other musicians, whilst Reinhardt relied more on spontaneity in his playing.
He concealed this by hiding in the toilets whilst they practised a new song, which he could then pick up by ear. With his natural ability, he was never found out. In , Duke Ellington heard him playing with the Baker Boys and was so impressed by his talent that he wanted him to join a tour of the United States.
Someone who sings in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian, who plays the guitar just as well and who is also my friend? The next eighteen months see him make some of his finest recordings; one example available on youtube is his masterful Russian Lullaby , recorded in Paris on May 12 The good times came to an end with the German occupation of Paris in He decided to return to Argentina and travelled overland to Spain with his three guitars.
German border guards confiscated the National Steel Guitars at the border — being made of metal, they could be recycled for the war effort — but he managed to keep the Selmer guitar the same brand used by Django, with the oval sound hole. I returned to Argentina on the 24th of December, , with 84 pesos, having a very hard time.
The s saw him — much like the tango — at the beginning of a slow decline, with his music slowly moving away from its roots as he tried to keep working.
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Nilsson Twins. Lion Hunt Willie Followed Tillie. Lover Penthouse Serenade. Bill Lawrence. Begin The Beguine Crazy Legs.October, - Santiago de Chile: The hole company presented "Buenos Aires Tango" spectacle at The Oriente Theatre in Santiago de Chile City. Performing traditional and electronic tango. December January Tessaloniki, Greece Special shows for christmas and New Year's Eve. January season with 25 performances at the "Vergina Theatre" in the Regency .