Bebo & Cigala/Lágrimas Negras (2003)
Friday, 24 May 2013
Family Atlantica/Manicero (2013)
|Family Atlantica/Album (2013)|
At the heart of Family Atlantica are three people from three different continents: London born Jack Yglesias, producer, multi-instrumentalist & a veteran of The Heliocentrics, his wife Luzmira Zerpa, traditional Venezuelan musician, poet & singer with a magical voice acclaimed by Manu Chao & half Nigerian-half Ghanaian percussionist Kwame 'Natural Power' Crentsil.
Recorded while living in an abandoned vicarage in East London, the record contains three different generations of Luzmira's family as well as a cast of musicians from the wider Family Atlantic family.
Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth was born in Beverly Hills on March 4, 1932. He grew up in a German speaking household with a younger brother, Gordon. In school Ed learned to speak English & he liked to draw.
In 1958 Ed using junkyard parts & a newly developed product called fiberglass, Ed created automobiles in his garage. Ed's first car was called the 'Little Jewel'. Shortly after came the 'Outlaw', which showed the world that anyone could design & build a car without being a certified automotive engineer. All you really needed was imagination, some motor head know-how, a lot of elbow grease, & gumption.
The most popular Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth monster was Rat Fink. Rat Fink started as a drawing that Ed had put on his refrigerator. Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth was a genius at designing cars, but it was Rat Fink that brought him fame. By 1963, teenagers across America were buying Rat Fink model kits & mass-produced Rat Fink T-shirts by Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Eddie Cochran/Summertime Blues -Single (1958)
A rock classic that has been covered over the years by artists from 'The Who', 'Blue Cheer', 'Alan Jackson' etc., started its climb up the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Summertime Blues reached No.8 & had a long run of 16 weeks on the chart.
Summertime Blues is a Grammy Hall of Fame song & is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped rock & roll. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) ranks Summertime Blues at No.227 in its list of the 365 top songs of all time.