dijous, 19 de juliol de 2018

ROCK ´N ´ROLL THE EARLY YEARS

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dimecres, 13 de juny de 2018

NICO DUPORTAL & HIS RHYTHM DUDES



Reeling n Rockin' Soulful Blues, voici une appellation appropriée à la musique servie par le guitariste/chanteur Nico Duportal. Puisant son inspiration aux meilleures sources de la musique populaire américaine, il est devenu en quelques années, une figure incontournable et emblématique de la scène Européenne.

Oscar McLollie, Doc Starkes , Johnny Guitar Watson, Larry Williams, Little Richard, Ike Turner… sont quelques uns des héros qui influencent la musique et les titres originaux du groupe.

Nico Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes sillonnent les routes, écument festivals et clubs en Belgique, Hollande, Allemagne, Luxembourg, Scandinavie , Grande-Bretagne, Espagne, Italie… Leurs prestations incendiaires galvanisent auditeurs comme danseurs. C’est tout le Rhythm'n'Blues et le Rock’n’roll originel que Nico et ses acolytes ressuscitent avec ardeur et style.

Ils ont eu l'occasion d'accompagner nombre de légendes internationales du Rock'n'Roll et du Blues tels que : Big Jay McNeely, Lynwood Slim, Mitch Woods, Wanda Jackson, R. J Mischo, Lloyd Price, Roddy Jackson, Gizzelle, Ruby Ann, Junior Watson, Mark Tortorici et Alex Vargas.

De même qu’en 2014 et 2015, Nico Duportal tournera en son nom dans les clubs californiens et festival à Las Vegas accompagné par The Memphis Kings. Là-bas, il aura l’opportunité d'être invité à poser sa Guitare aux côtés de Kid Ramos, sur un titre de l’album « Wrapped up and ready » du Collectif Américain The Mannish Boys. Ce dernier réunit entre autres : Sugar Ray Rayford, Kim Wilson, Jimi Bott, Willie j Campbell, Ron Dziubla, Fred Kaplan, Mike Welsh …

Côté studio, c’est en 2009 que Nico décide de s’entourer de fines gâchettes pour enregistrer (en conditions live et sans fioritures) l’album Meet me in the Basement. Il persiste et signe avec ses Dudes en sortant en juin 2011, l’album Goin back to ya, pour lequel le magazine « Soul Bag » lui décernera « le pied » (5 étoiles, réservé aux disques faisant date). En avril 2013, leur 3ème album Real Rockin’ Papasort chez Crazy Times Records. Le band récidive en 2015 avec 2 disques !! leur quatrième album Guitar Player, et celui de la chanteuse texane Jai Malano Rocket Girl (produit et arrangé par Nico et ses Dudes) , tous deux sortis chez Rhythm Bomb Records. Le tout nouvel album Dealing With My Blues sorti chez Dixiefrog (Rhythm Bomb hors de France) présente une évolution indéniable dans le style de Nico Duportal. Entremêlé de Blues, Calypso, Soul, Mambo, Gospel et Rock'n'Roll et avec une touche résolument moderne, le groupe ne perd pas pour autant sa sonorité qui fait son identité. Le dernier projet en date est la collaboration du groupe avec la légende du Blues français Benoît Blue Boy (avec le guitariste Stan Noubard Pacha) pour son dernier album A Boire Et A Manger A Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, un hommage aux pionniers du rock français des années 50 tels que Moustache, Jean-Pierre Sasson ou encore Mac Kac. Autant d'albums qui témoignent indéniablement du style fougueux, de la vivacité et du savoir faire de Nico Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes !

            




Data de publicació: 9 de juny 2013
"Real Rockin' Papa" Clip Officiel du groupe NICO DUPORTAL & HIS RHYTHM DUDES

Réalisation : Frédéric URAN PALENZUELA
Assistante Réa : Anne-Catherine URAN PALENZUELA

Par ordre d'apparition : Nico DUPORTAL, Mélanie NIEMIERZ, Thibaut CHOPIN, Gilles CAGIN, Arnaud DESPREZ, Olivier CANTRELLE, Pascal MUCCI, Stephen HARRISSON, Michel GUILLOTEL, Charlotte LOUPPE, Alex HAIRCUT, Anne-Catherine URAN PALENZUELA, Charlotte LEGG, Stef SANSEVERINO et Sarah OLIVIER.

Remerciements : Ménilmuche, le popul'air, Alex Haircut Barbershop, Crazy Times Records....

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Live Festival de Bethune au Thêatre de poche le 27 / 08 / 2011
Nico Duportal : vocals guitare
 Arnaud Desprez : tenor saxophone
Jean marc Labbé : baritone saxophone
Thibaut Chopin : Double bass
Simon boyer : Drums
JP Cardot : Keys



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dimecres, 16 de maig de 2018

ROCK ' N ' ROLL , EL RITMO QUE CAMBIÓ EL MUNDO


rock´n´roll: el ritmo que cambio el mundo-adrian vogel-9788416842254

Com diría un bon amic nostre que es músic, ALTAMENTE RECOMENDABLE ! 

Reseña de la CASA DEL LLIBRE 

Editorial: FOCA
Lengua: CASTELLANO
ISBN: 9788416842254

¿Se imagina el mundo sin el rock? No, ¿verdad? Cuando acabe de leer este libro, entenderá por qué.

Estamos ante un libro que, a pesar de lo que pueda parecer, resulta realmente novedoso, con un espléndido despliegue de datos perfectamente engarzados que permitirán al lector aprender –y disfrutar– sobre cómo se formó la música que terminaría siendo el mayor exponente de cultura popular de la segunda mitad del siglo XX.

Su importancia reside en que tiene muy en cuenta que el rock ‘n’ roll no nace de un día para otro ni en el vacío, en medio de la nada, sino que se trata de un proceso de muchísimos años en el que se ven implicados diversos elementos y agentes sonoros, así como otras disciplinas –por ejemplo, la economía y la tecnología–. En sus distintos capítulos se presta especial atención a la influencia española en su creación y también a los numerosos judíos cuya contribución es básica –y no sólo como avezados empresarios–. Hace hincapié en la importancia de la radio y sus listas de éxitos (el famoso Top 40) para que la presencia en las ondas diera la difusión necesaria. Para que esto sucediera, se cuentan con detalle todos los acuerdos, presiones, huelgas, boicots, corrupción, poder de las editoriales, y también la importancia de las tramas mafiosas que jalonan la trastienda del rock. Y, por supuesto, está el cine como generador de gran parte de la imaginería que luego abrazaría el rock. Tampoco olvida los soportes físicos donde se compra y vende la música, es decir, el mercado de canciones.

Es difícil imaginar cómo hubiera sido este mundo sin el rock; sin Elvis, sin The Beatles. Pero las circunstancias únicas que facilitaron su nacimiento, pocas veces se ha explicado de forma tan global y de manera tan contundente. Por eso era necesaria una visión que, como esta, pusiera sobre el papel la importancia de las compañías independientes.

Un libro que mezcla historia, narrativa y ambición documental. En palabras del prologuista, Igor Paskual, «un texto escrito en castellano y desde España tiene el nivel suficiente para estar a la misma altura que los libros anglosajones. El rigor, la pasión y la exactitud nos libran del compilatorio habitual de anécdotas».
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divendres, 4 de maig de 2018

CHARLIE GRACIE

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Website www.charliegracie.com


Charlie Gracie (born Charles Anthony Graci, May 14, 1936, Philadelphia)[1] is an American rock pioneer and rhythm and blues singer and guitarist.

Gracie's father encouraged him to play the guitar. His musical career started at the age of 16 when he appeared on the Paul Whiteman television show in 1952.[2] Gracie performed at weddings, local restaurants, and parties, and on local radio and television. He also won regional talent contests. Charlie graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1952.

The owner of Cadillac Records, Graham Prince, heard one of Gracie's early radio performances, contacted the young musician and signed him to a recording contract. This association yielded the single "Boogie Woogie Blues" backed with "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter". The record led to Charlie's first appearance on Bob Horn's American Bandstand television program, four years before Dick Clark became the host. After cutting two more singles for Cadillac, including one called "Rockin' 'n' Rollin'" in 1952, Charlie moved on to 20th Century Records, where he put out another four sides. The discs he made embraced a wide variety of styles: jump blues, gospel, and country boogie with the influences of Big Joe Turner, B.B. King, Louis Jordan, Roy Acuff, and Hank Williams.

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Cameo success years
By 1956, Philadelphia had given birth to the new Cameo record label. Its founders, in search of a strong talent, signed Gracie later that year. With a $600 budget, this new union went into the recording studio to record "Butterfly" backed with "Ninety Nine Ways". It became a hit record, reaching #1 in jukebox plays in the Billboard chart. Gracie received a gold disc for the two million plus sales.[1] His only other Top 40 hit was with a song entitled "Fabulous" the same year, which reached #16. This track also reached number 6 in the UK – where it remained regularly played on national radio more than twenty years later. Two other substantial sellers followed: "Wandering Eyes", his third Billboard Top 100 hit, which peaked at #71 (another number 6 in the UK), and "Cool Baby" (also a top 30 hit in Britain). The financial success of these hits bankrolled the Cameo label, which became a dominant force in the music industry for several years.

Gracie's personal appearances grew until he performed and headlined some of the biggest venues of that time: Alan Freed's rock and roll shows at the Brooklyn Paramount, The Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand and the 500 Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He appeared in the 1957 film Jamboree[3] and toured with Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley and his close friend Eddie Cochran.

Gracie became only the second American rock and roller to bring this new art form to the British concert stage. His two extensive tours in 1957 and 1958 were topped off by headlining the Palladium and the Hippodrome in London. In the audiences, among Gracie's fans, were future rock musicians Graham Nash,[4] and members of the Beatles.[4] These performers and many other well-known acts have credited Gracie as an influence. George Harrison referred to Gracie's guitar technique as 'brilliant' in a March 1996 interview with Billboard; Paul McCartney invited Gracie to the premiere party of his 1999 release which paid tribute to the early pioneers of rock music.

According to the documentary film Wages of Spin, Gracie sued Cameo Records for unpaid royalties and in retaliation was blacklisted from the radio and American Bandstand. Per the film, Bandstand host Dick Clark had a relationship with the record company and was paid $14,000 for services related to Gracie's song "Butterfly".[4]

Later career
After Cameo Gracie moved on to other record labels such as Coral, Roulette, Felsted, and Diamond, performing more of the R&B he preferred. Even as success slowed, he continued to perform in clubs, theaters, and resorts, from the 1960s through the 1990s. He still enjoys a loyal following in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands.

During the late 1990s, he was introduced to Quentin Jones, a guitarist, studio owner and label head. Jones had a strong background in roots music, having played in a rockabilly band produced by the Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker. He also played lead guitar on Robert Gordon's 1996 self-titled CD. Gracie and Jones met at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. They decided to record an album together with Jones acting as producer. He brought in bandmate Dave Ferrara to play drums. Jones played bass guitar, combining with Gracie's guitar and vocals. Gracie invited Jones and Ferrara to back him when Van Morrison commissioned Gracie to open his 2000 West Coast tour.

Contributing their musical talents on his latest CD were Tommy Conwell, whose guitar playing is featured on "Still 19", Ralph Miller on piano, Daryl Jenkins on saxophone, and Pete Barnhart on percussion. Graham Nash contributed vocals to the song "A little Too Soon To Tell".

Gracie's pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and is inducted into the South Philadelphia High School Alumni Cultural Hall of Fame.

In 2007, a documentary film about Charlie Gracie, Fabulous, was aired on PBS stations.[5]

In 2011, ABKCO released the CD For The Love of Charlie produced by Al Kooper and co produced by Quentin Jones, with guest artists Graham Nash, Peter Noone, Jimmy Vivino, Craig Ross, and Dennis Diken, with Gracie singing some of his own songs and some covers.[6]

On Charlie's 75th Birthday, he recorded "Baby Doll" with the hill & hifi. Released in the fall of 2011, it was his first single in over 50 years to receive UK Airplay on the BBC. In the US, the record entered the Top 100 on Mediabase's Top 40 Chart, from the strength of Airplay at Sirius XM. Richie Scarlet is featured on Lead Guitar and played with Charlie at the Bitter End, in NYC, on March 30, 2012 after a Live Radio broadcast at WFUV. WXPK & WXPN played "Baby Doll," as well, in regular Rotation. The World Café featured Charlie Gracie, at their Philadelphia Venue, during the same time period, in support of the Record.

Charlie was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame on November 16, 2012, at the Hilton City Avenue, Philadelphia.

Gracie is a devoted family man, married 40 plus years to his first and only wife, Joan. They have two children, a son and a daughter.

                 


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