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“CANNED HEAT – GOING UP THE COUNTRY”

Canned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Emerging in 1966, Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite. Hite took the name “Canned Heat” from a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson.

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“CANNED HEAT – GOING UP THE COUNTRY”

 
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“Morning Coffee” Jesper Munk

Jesper was born in Munich as the son of Dane Helle Munk and the musician Rainer Germann (Marionetz, Cat Sun Flower). He started playing the guitar at the age of 15 and since 2010 plays in the band Lila’s Riot. After graduating from the Städtische Luisengymnasium Munich, he also began a solo career, performed on the street and regularly at the Fish’n Blues events of the Munich Glockenbach workshop in the Glockenbachviertel. The original street musician was discovered by music editors of Bayerischer Rundfunk.

On June 14, 2013, his debut album For My Way appeared. The album was played by Jesper Munk together with Lila’s Riot bandmate and drummer Clemens Finck von Finckenstein and his as advisor, bassist and co-producer Jesper Munk as Band also on stage performances. [6]

The ZDF called Jesper Munk in the context of a television appearance as “Germany’s hyped blues act” and the youth magazine Bravo saw him as the “only rediscovery” and added: In autumn 2013, Jesper Munk went on tour and to hear war on the show by Harald Schmidt, from now on more TV appearances in well-known shows. At the end of 2013 Jesper Munk toured as an opening act on Eric Burdon’s tour of Germany. [8th]

Jon Spencer, Mocky and Sepalot involved.

End of April 2018, the third studio album Munks came out at Warner Music Germany.

 
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“The Oogum Boogum Song (Lyric Video) by Brenton Wood from Oogum Boogum”

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Brenton Wood (born Alfred Jesse Smith, July 26, 1941, Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American singer and songwriter known for his two 1967 hit singles, “The Oogum Boogum Song” and “Gimme Little Sign”.

Career

The family moved to San Pedro in Los Angeles, California when Wood was a child. He attended San Pedro High School for part of his freshman year before moving to Compton, where Brenton became a member of the Compton High School track team and received several awards for his athletic achievements.

Following his high school graduation, Wood enrolled in East Los Angeles College. Soon after, he took the stage name Brenton Wood, possibly inspired by the wealthy Los Angeles enclave of Brentwood (some sources state that the name is in honor of his “home county”), with a second possible connection of Bretton Woods. During this period, his musical interests began to manifest themselves. He was inspired by Jesse Belvin and Sam Cooke, and he began cultivating his songwriting skills, also becoming a competent pianist.[1]

Early singles for Brent Records and Wand Records failed to chart. Wood signed with Double Shot Records, and his “The Oogum Boogum Song” reached #19 on the US Billboard R&B chart and #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1967. In Southern California, “The Oogum Boogum Song” hit the top 10 on KGB-FM and #1 on KHJ. Wood’s biggest hit came a few months later, as “Gimme Little Sign” hit #9 on the pop chart, #19 on the R&B charts, #2 on KHJ, and #8 in the UK Singles Chart; sold over one million copies; and was awarded a gold disc. The title is not actually sung in the song; the chorus instead repeats “Give Me Some Kind of Sign.” Wood’s “Baby You Got It” peaked at #34 on the Hot 100 during the last week of 1967 and #3 on KHJ on 31 January 1968.

Wood recorded a duet with Shirley Goodman. His next song to reach the charts was “Come Softly to Me” in 1977.

He returned again in 1986 with the album Out of the Woodwork, which included contemporary rerecordings of his early hits, along with several new tracks, including the single, “Soothe Me.”

His album This Love Is for Real came out in 2001. Among his later appearances was in 2006 on the Los Angeles public access program Thee Mr. Duran Show, where Wood and his band performed several of his hit singles.

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 “Honky Tonk” 

“Honky Tonk” is rhythm and blues instrumental written by Billy Butler, Bill Doggett, Clifford Scott and Shep Shepherd. Doggett recorded it as a two-part single in 1956. It peaked at number two for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the biggest R&B hit of the year, spending thirteen non-consecutive weeks at the top-of-the charts.

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“Tennessee Whiskey’ – Chris Stapleton

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Kentucky songwriter Chris Stapleton’s breakout solo hit is a bluesy ballad about the intoxicating power of love. The song reached #1 on Billboard’s Country Songs chart after Stapleton performed it as a duet with Justin Timberlake at the 2015 CMA Awards.

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“Joe Cocker – Cry Me A River”

Mad Dogs & Englishmen is a live album by Joe Cocker released in 1970. The album’s title is drawn from the 1931 Noël Coward song of the same name. Only four songs of the 16 on the original album were drawn from his first two studio albums. Besides the contributions of bandmate and musical director Leon Russell, it draws equally from rock (the Rolling Stones, Traffic, Bob Dylan, the Beatles) and soul (Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding). Accompanying Cocker is a choir, a three-piece horn section and several drummers.

The single “The Letter”/”Space Captain”, recorded during rehearsals was released to coincide with the tour. The album yielded the single “Cry Me a River“/”Give Peace a Chance.”

 
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 Yael Naim “Go To The River” 


Yael Naïm (Hebrewיעל נעים‎‎, born 6 February 1978 in Paris, France), is an IsraeliFrench singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2008 in the US after her hit single “New Soul” was used by Apple in an advertising campaign for its MacBook Air. The song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Yael Naïm was born in ParisFrance to Sephardic Jewish immigrants from Tunisia. At the age of four, she moved with her family to Ramat HaSharon, Israel, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She served in the Israel Defense Forces as a soloist in the Israeli Air Force Orchestra.[1]

She began her singing career with a part in the musical Les Dix Commandements[2] and her first solo album, In a Man’s Womb (recorded in Los Angeles with Kamil Rustam), was released in 2001. She also sang the song “You Disappear” by Bruno Coulais for the film Harrison’s Flowers. In her early work, she was credited simply as Yaël. She also performed a duet with Din Din Aviv titled “Mashmauyot”.[3]

Naïm joined with percussionist David Donatien and, over a period of two years, they arranged and recorded thirteen of Naïm’s songs in a studio in her apartment in Paris.[4] These were released as her second album, Yael Naïm, on 22 October 2007, on the Tôt ou tard label. The songs are in French, English and Hebrew and received critical acclaim.[2] The album entered the French album chart at No. 11 the week after its release. Her style has been described as having a touch of folk and a touch of jazz, with mysterious and evocative words sung with a delicate and intentionally husky voice.[5]

In January 2008, Apple featured her song “New Soul” in its debut commercial for the MacBook Air laptop. Steve Jobs himself picked the song for the launch of the laptop line.[6][7][8] Owing to high U.S. digital sales, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the chart week of 16 February 2008, at No. 9, becoming Naïm’s first U.S. top ten single, and making her the first Israeli solo artist to ever have a top ten hit in the United States. “New Soul” moved up to No. 7 the following week. The song was also featured on the soundtrack of the movies The House Bunny and Wild Target.

Her third album was released in November 2010. The first single from this new record was “Go to the River”.

 
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