26/11/2013

The Beatles : le LP Revolver

Quand les Beatles en finissent avec leurs derniers engagements américains, sort en Angleterre leur nouvel album intitulé REVOLVER. Sur la pochette figure un collage de photos en n/b de style psychédélique, oeuvre de Klaus Voorman, leur vieux copain de Hambourg. Le disque continue sur la lancée de RUBBER SOUL, en amplifiant ses changements manifestes, son avant-gardisme et sa maturité. REVOLVER est conçu comme un disque où les chansons se suivent sans interruption. Il débute par une nouvelle contribution de George Harrison qui s'en prend au fisc dans une brillante chanson intitulée Taxman. Dans I Love You, il reprend de nouveau le sitar. Paul a écrit une nouvelle chanson dans un style de musique classique, interprétée par un octuor à cordes, Eleanor Rigby, une ode à la solitude. Il a aussi composé une autre mélodie mémorable, Here there and everywhere ainsi qu'une excellente démonstration de soul music, Got to get you into my life. Ressortent aussi And your bird can sing, composée par John et Yellow submarine, petit retour en enfance offert par Paul et George Martin. Le disque s'achève sur Tomorrow never knows, une chanson étrange et sophistiquée de John, dans un style surréaliste, construite autour d'une seule note et dont le titre, pour lui retirer toute connotation dramatique, s'inspire d'une expression habituelle de Ringo, comme A hard day's night (la nuit d'une dure journée), un autre de ses leitmotivs. Tomorrow never knows est un brusque coup de barre dans la musique des Beatles, annonciateur de ce qui va se produire par la suite.

REVOLVER est aussi le premier disque que les Beatles ont pu enregistrer dans une atmosphère plus détendue. Le groupe vient de décider d'abandonner la scène en raison de la pression insupportable des tournées et parce que, les cris des fans couvrant leur musique, il se trouvaient de moins en moins bons en concert. Maintenant ils disposent de temps et les studios Abbey Road deviennent leur seconde maison. Ils ne sont plus obligés d'écrire des chansons à toute allure, sur la banquette d'une camionnette ou dans une chambre d'hôtel.

Ils peuvent maintenant s'amuser en studio, rechercher, se livrer à des expériences. Le résultat sera l'abandon définitif des chansons d'amours adolescentes de leur première époque, en même temps qu'une maturité sensible des textes. Travailler en studio représente finalement un grand progrès pour les Beatles : de nouvelles possibilités s'offrent à eux et beaucoup de barrières tombent. REVOLVER est un disque superbe et surprenant mais ce n'est que l'annonce de la grande oeuvre qui commence à mûrir autour d'un personnage imaginaire, Sergeant Pepper qui marquera l'ère de l'époque psychédélique...

http://youtu.be/lWAl5V-SiKQ (Taxman) http://youtu.be/-LOgMWbDGPA (Eleanor Rigby)

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13/11/2013

Bill Haley and The Comets - Liège, 14/05/1974 - Eng. sp. translation (20/06/2010)

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Bill Haley is the man in the blue jacket. At his right, his friend of all time, Mr. Rudy Pompilli (real house hold name : Pompillii.) 

Pictures : CC-BY - 2.0 Belgium

 

 

 

The song Rock Around The Clock was written and composed in November 1952 by Jimmy De Knight (aka James E. Myers) in collaboration with composer "freelance" , Max C. Freedman . It is likely , as was common at the time a publisher has offered Rock Around The Clock Dave Miller , owner of Essex Records in Chester ( Pennsylvania ) or someone around him but nobody ever wanted . It is finally Sonny Dae (aka Paschal Vennitti ) and His Knights in Chester which record the song in October 1953. Rock Around The Clock comes out ARCADE (45- AR- 123), a small label owned by Jack Howard in March 1954. (*) RATC sells for at least a thousand copies in the Delaware Valley , but it is not distributed nationally ( coast to coast ) lack of interest in a Major. Despite his insistence , "on" denied him the right to record (not even in the demo ) . Finally released from his contract with Essex Records, "Bill Haley and His Comets" will save RATC April 12, 1954 at the Pythian Temple in New York City. Bill Haley was so late ( arriving from the neighboring state , New Jersey ) for the record that he had to be back there twice which cost three hours of studio ( thin! Price to cost one hour. ..) . The disc is distributed by Decca ( ​​the 78s 29124 ) and Decca ( ​​the single 9-29124 ) " coast to coast " simultaneously with another country located in Western Europe : Belgium ! DECCA Label 9.60.961 B side of Pinball Boogie Red Foley ( 10 May 1954 ) . But back about seven months ago : Bill Haley , great musician and multi-instrumentalist ( guitar , slap bass ) has a flair like no other and he believes in this song . At the end of September 53 , he added to his repertoire and playing for the first time in public in the name of the time "Bill Haley With Haley's Comets" in the resort of Wildwood -by-the -Sea Hotel Hofbrau in southern New Jersey ( **) . A few months later , Rock Around The Clock does not take long to rank No. 23 in the Billboard Pop chart of May 29, 1954 (***) ... The following is part of the history of the "Popular Music" . .. Sources: (*) Billboard magazine , March 20, 1954 (**) Jersey City : Da Capo Press, 1987 ( ***) The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits . New York: Billboard Publications , 1984. To enhance this topic , I added two pictures that I took at the Conservatoire de Liège 05/14/74 . First photo : From left to right: Ray Cawley , bass and vocals - Rudy Pompilli , tenor sax - Freddy Moore , drums - Bill Haley, rhythm guitar and vocals - Nick Masters ( Nastos ) , solo guitar, Spanish guitar and vocals and behind back but invisible : Ray Parsons , steel and lead guitar , vocals . Wilwood-by-the-Sea : here's the source : http://www.visitnj.org/trip-idea/birthplace-rock-n-roll

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01/11/2013

The Fourmost (1/11/2013)

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The Fourmost are : Brian O'Hara (gtr, vcls), Mike Millward (gtr, vcls), Billy Hatton (bs gtr) and Dave Lovelady (drums.)

March 1, 1961 : The Four Jays, still amateurs since 1958, make their debut at Liverpool's cavern club, 3 weeks beforeThe Beatles' first performance there.

Nov. 1961 : Millward and old friend O'Hara and Hatton, moves to Liverpool to join the group when a guitar slot falls vavcant.

Nov. 1962 : Deciding to turn professional, and now with a stable line-up, the group changes its name to THE FOUR MOSTS.

June, 1963 : Brian Epstein takes over the band's management, amends the name to  THE FOURMOST, and signs it to EMI's Parlophone label.

July 3, 1963 : Debut single is recorded at Abbey Road studios. It is an early Lennon/McCartney song which The Beatles have chosen not to record commercially. As in his lauch of Billy J. Kramer, Epstein encourages full exploitation of this Beatles connection.

Oct. 19, 1963 : Hello Little Girl hits UK #9

Dec. 24, 1963 : The Fourmost take part in "The Beatles Christmas Show", with Rolph Harris, The Barron Knights, Tommy Quickly, B.J. Kramer & The Dakotas andCilla Black, mixing music and pantomime, which opens at London's Finsburry Park Astoria. It runs until January 11, 1964.

Jan. 25, 1964 : A 2d Lennon/McCartney song, the soft-rock ballad I'm In Love, reaches UK #17.

Mar. 7, 1966 : Millward dies; aged 23, in Bromborough hospital, Cheshire.

May 1, 1966 : Group plays on a bill topped by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones at the NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS Poll Winners concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London.

Aug. , 1966 : Here There And Everywhere, a cover of a track from The Beatles' album REVOLVER, is released inter alia Rosetta, produced by Paul.

1967 : Group will move into musical / comedy cabaret in UK Northern clubs during the remainder of the 60's, before eventually disbanding.

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