Friday, November 27, 2009

Private Stock, Jimi Hendrix.

Welcome to PRIVATE STOCK. Jimi Hendrix the greatest guitar player of All Time was born in Seattle, Washington in November 27 of 1942. Before became popular he played with different people in the early 60's like Little Richard's band from 1964 to 1965 then in 1966 in London Chas Chandler the bass guitar of The Animals had a chance to hear Jimi playing and just love the way he play and help Jimi form his band, "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" was formed with this line up:
Jimi Hendrix- guitar, vocals.
Noel Redding- bass guitar.
Mitch Mitchell- drums.
In 1967 the new band released their first album "Are You Experienced".
Here check out The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing "The Wind Cries Mary".

After the released of the first album he was popular in Europe but not in the USA.
His performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 change that and made Jimi very popular as one of the best musicians. Jimi Hendrix music will touch your soul, is not just his guitar, he was a great songwriter and I love his voice he was a great singer too. It makes no difference if he play an electric guitar or acoustic guitar or if he performs alone or with a band, the feeling, the pasion, the vibe, you can called what you want but whetever it was still make my skin go crazy.
Here check out Jimi playing, Hear my Train A Comin'(acoustic).

He has been one of the must influenctial musicians in the history of rock. Jimi was influenced by blues and Jazz musicians, people like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Elmore James, Steve Cropper are some of them. Jimi also love Bob Dylan music. Jimi won many awards, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. He has a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he is the first person inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame. Here enjoy Jimi performing "Red House" at the Isle of Wight festival.

Jimi legacy is huge, his unique sound and incredible live performances made him a legend. Fender Stratocaster was his guitar of choice, and to this day musicians all over the world try to emulate Hendrix.
Jimi died on September 18 of 1970 in London, the circumstances have never been fully explained, we know that he took some of his girlfriend sleeping pills.
after the break up of the "Jimi Hendrix Experience" Jimi formed a new group, "The Band of Gypsys" and the line up was:
Jimi Hendrix- guitars, vocals.
Billy Cox- bass guitar.
Buddy Miles- drums, vocals.
This was a great line up, here check out The Band of Gypsys performing "who Knows"

Jimi is missed very much, happy birthday Jimi.The Greatest guitar player of All Time.
His discography:
The Jimi Hendrix Experience:
1967- Are You Experienced.
1967- Axis: Bold as Love.
1968- Electric Ladyland.
Jimi Hendrix, The Band of Gypsys:
1970- Band of Gypsys (live).
after he died many albums and compilations came out:
The Cry of Love- 1971.
Rainbow Bridge Concert- 1971.
Woodstock and Monterey festival recordings are available along with many other recordings, check your collection and add some Jimi to it.
That is all this week and to end this edition of PRIVATE STOCK lets enjoy one of my favorite Jimi songs, "Castles Made of Sand".

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Private Stock, Rush.

Welcome to PRIVATE STOCK. Rush a great band was formed in the end of the 60's in Canada. A self titled debut album was released in 1974 with this line up:
Alex Lifeson- six and twelve-string acoustic and electric guitars, synthesizer pedals and backing vocals.
Geddy Lee- bass, lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizer pedals.
John Rutsey- drums, percussion's.
After the release of the self titled album, John Rutsey resigned, he didn't want to be touring. Neil Peart joined the band in July of 1974 and they have been together ever since. Lets enjoy some Rush from the early days, check out "Fly By Night".

From the released of the self titled album in 1974 the evolution and growing of Rush music has been incredible and since the released of the second album "Fly By Night" Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee work on the musical side and Neil Peart usually write the lyrics. These musicians have been acknowledged as being some of the best players on their respective instruments and they have many Awards and achievements, these are just some of them:
24 gold records, 14 platinum and 3 multi-platinum records.
Rush was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994.
They are not inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet but they have been eligible since 1998. Here lets enjoy "The Trees."

I love their style is a great band and they are still rocking but in 1997 and 1998 tragedy hit the band, first Neil Peart daughter Selena died in a car accident and next year his wife Jacqueline died from cancer. Rush was done, Neil told his band mates at his daughter funeral "consider me retired". Neil took a break to grieve and in 2002 he was back in the studio ready to record an album and start touring again. Their last album was released in 2008 "Snakes & Arrows" and they had a great worldwide tour. Lets check out "Tom Sawyer".

Rush is definitely one of the greatest and this is their discography;
1974- Rush.
1975- Fly by Night.
1975- Caress of Steel.
1976- 2112.
1977- A Farewell to Kings.
1978- Hemispheres.
1980- Permanent Waves.
1981- Moving Pictures.
1982- Signals.
1984- Grace Under Pressure.
1985- Power Windows.
1987- Hold Your Fire.
1989- Presto.
1991- Roll the Bones.
1993- Counterparts.
1996- Test for Echo.
2002- Vapor of Trails.
2004- Feedback.
2007- Snakes & Arrows.
These albums are really good, check what you have in your collection. That's all this week and to end this edition of PRIVATE STOCK, lets enjoy another great song "La Villa Strangiato".

Friday, November 13, 2009

Private Stock, Tom Petty.

Welcome to PRIVATE STOCK. Tom Petty is a great American musician with a long career, we have been enjoying his music since 1976 and he still rocking. He has a long discography, solo albums, with the Heartbreakers, with the Traveling Wilburys and with Mudcrutch. Tom Petty has a unique sound, here check out Tom with the Heartbreakers performing "I Won't Back Down"

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers first album was released in 1976 and this was the line up:
Tom Petty- lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica.
Mike Campbell- lead guitar.
Ron Blair- bass guitar, vocals.
Benmont Tench- keyboards, vocals.
Stan Lynch- drums, percussion, vocals.
In 1988 he formed "The Traveling Wilburys" with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.
Tom Petty has a solo career as well and he has been acting a little bit.
Here is Tom Petty performing "Breakdown"

Tom Petty has many awards, these are just some of them:
1996- The Golden Note Award.
1996- Tom received the UCLA's George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement.
1999- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2002- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2005- Tom Petty received the Billboard Century Award for his lifetime achievements.
Check your collection and see what you have from Tom Petty, you can listen to his music when you are working, having fun, reading or doing anything, is great.
Here enjoy Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing Free Fallin'

For those of you that want to add some Tom Petty to your collection here is the discography:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers:
1976- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
1978- You're Gonna Get It!
1979- Damn the torpedoes.
1981- Hard Promises.
1982- Long After Dark.
1985- Southern Accents.
1987- Let Me Up (I've Had Enough).
1991- Into the Great Wide Open.
1999- Echo.
2002- The Last DJ.
The Traveling Wilburys:
1988- Traveling Wilburys Vol.1
1989- Traveling Wilburys Vol.2
1990- Traveling Wilburys Vol.3
2007- The Traveling Wilburys Collection.
Solo Albums:
1989- Full Moon Fever.
1994- Wildflowers.
2006- Highway Companion.
That's all this week and to end this edition of PRIVATE STOCK, here is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing another great song, "You Don't Know How It Feels"

Friday, November 6, 2009

Private Stock, The Beatles.

Welcome to PRIVATE STOCK. The Beatles are the must important band in the music history of the world. They formed in 1960 in Liverpool and breakup in 1970. In one decade they change music forever, the evolution of their music from the early days to the end of the decade resulted in the creation of albums that many critics consider masterpieces. Ringo Starr was not one of the original members, he join the band in 1962 and ever since this was the line up.
Paul McCartney- bass guitar, vocals
John Lennon- rhythm guitar, vocals
George Harrison- Lead guitar, vocals
Ringo Starr- drums, vocals
The Beatles are the must influential, creative and distinctive band of All Time. Here check out from the early days, "Money"

They inspired musicians worldwide, by the mid 60's they were Huge and the "Beatlemania" grew all over the world and their influence was more than just music it was about freedom for young people, this was a cultural transformation. The rebellion begin the contra culture, long hear, people get involved in social issues, etc.
They became a worldwide influential phenomenon. Here enjoy another great song "Hey Jude"

The music was totally different in the early 60's and the Beatles came and open many doors for other people to explore and write music.
They have many awards and these are just some of them;
in 1988 they were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 2009 the Recording Industry Association of America certified that The Beatles have sold more albums in the US than any other band, They were included in "Time magazine's" compilation of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, "Rolling Stone" magazine in 2003 selected "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the greatest album of All Time.
From the movie "The Beatles Yellow Submarine" check out
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

After the band breakup, John, George, Paul and Ringo they all have a successful solo careers, I will have a future editions of PRIVATE STOCK of them to check their solo careers. Sadly John Lennon was shot and killed in December 8 of 1980 and George Harrison died of cancer in 2001. Paul and Ringo still working to this day.
The Beatles was the first band that I fell in love with I was only 5 or 6 years old and without them we wouldn't have the music that we have today, they were already rocking before everyone else. Here enjoy "Don't Let Me Down"

Is been almost 40 years since the band breakup and we still enjoying their music.
They have a great Discography:
1963 Please Please Me.
1963 With The Beatles.
1964 A Hard Day's Night.
1964 Beatles for Sale.
1965 Help!
1965 Rubber Soul.
1966 Revolver.
1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
1967 Magical Mystery Tour.
1968 The White Album.
1969 Yellow Submarine.
1969 Abbey Road.
1970 Let It Be.
That is all this week in PRIVATE STOCK and to end this edition here lets enjoy "Get Back"