Thursday, September 23, 2010

Re-issue of 60's album from Mixtures, MULTI-racial Cali rockers

Minky Records is proud to announce the re-release of The Mixtures'
"Stompin' At The Rainbow," a live album recorded by a young Wally Heider
of this extraordinary, multi-racial (Black, Asian, Native American, Latino
and Causcasian!) rock 'n' roll band and their only long playing release.

It all happened at the Rainbow Gardens in 1960s Pomona as The Mixtures,
mighty kings of the West Coast's Eastside dance hall scene, rocked and
ruled the house.

As the movement for integration that began in Mississippi and Alabama was
taking shape nationwide, it was not only the South that was segregated. In
the Southern California of the '50s, non-white races were more allied,
though it was rare you'd find them mixed in a band. As the dawn broke on
rock 'n' roll, this six-man party band-at different times comprised of
African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, Caucasians, and a Native American-made

Intra • Turkey Time • One Degree North • Rainbow Stomp Pt 1 • Rainbow
Stomp Pt 2 • Peter Gunn • Medley • So Fine •
Surfers Stomp • The Peppermint Twist • Besame Mucha • St James Infirmary •
That's All I Ask • The Rainbow Stomp 1 • The
Rainbow Stomp 2 • Jawbone • Its Gonna Work Out Fine • Olive Oyl • Canadian
Sunset • Poochum • Tiki • Chinese Checkers •
Dig These Blues • The Last Minute • Sen-Sa-Shun

Intra • Turkey Time • One Degree North. Rainbow Stomp Pt 1 • Rainbow Stomp
Pt 2 • Peter Gunn • Medley • So Fine •
Surfers Stomp • The Peppermint Twist • Besame Mucha • St James Infirmary •
That's All I Ask

RIYL: Cannibal & The Headhunters, The Premiers, Don & Dewey.
: • Vinyl issue is an exact reproduction of the rare 1962 live Linda
Records LP.
i • Recorded live at the Rainbow Gardens by a young Wally Heider.
: • Band is introduced by The Newlywed Game host Bob Eubanks.
180-gram vinyl limited to 1,000 copies includes a download certificate
for the extra tracks from the CD.
• CD also includes all six singles (A and B sides) from The Complete

Howard Wuelfing
Howlin' Wuelf Media

"You've got all that is really needed,
to save this dying world
from it's funkless self" - Parliament


Cee Lo Green Responds to Huge Popular Demand; "THE LADY KILLER" to Be Released November 9th

First Solo Album in Over Six Years From Grammy-Winning Hip-Hop/Soul Visionary Features the International Sensation, "F**k You"; First Live Show Set for October 7th in New York City

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) - Responding to massive popular demand, Elektra recording artist Cee Lo Green has moved up the release of his hugely anticipated new solo album. "THE LADY KILLER" -- which includes the blockbuster first single, "F**k You" -- will now arrive in stores and at all online retailers on November 9th.

Green will herald the album's release with an eagerly awaited New York City solo concert, slated for October 7th at the world famous Irving Plaza. Presale tickets will be available to members of Cee Lo's online community beginning today, Wednesday, September 22nd at 10 AM ET; Live Nation will then offer presale tickets on Thursday, September 23rd at 10 AM ET. All remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on Friday, September 24th at 12 PM ET.

"THE LADY KILLER" is currently available for pre-order at Cee Lo's official website,  The album is offered in a variety of unique packages, with such extras as an exclusive screen-printed poster, a t-shirt, and a 7" vinyl single of the album's soulful "Georgia." All pre-orders receive an immediate MP3 download of the breakout hit, "F**k You."

Released last month via Green's official YouTube channel, "F**k You" caused an instant viral commotion, drawing more than 2 million plays in its first five days online. The clip quickly became the #1 Most Viewed Video in the United Kingdom, beating out the latest uploads from the hugely popular singing competition series, The X Factor. What's more, "F**k You" was featured on close to 4,500 music blogs around the world, hitting #1 on The Hype Machine MP3 blog aggregator as well as topping an array of global video charts. The song's official companion video can now be viewed online at Cee Lo's official Facebook page,  while the original "F**k You" clip can be seen and heard at

"F**k You" -- co-written and produced by the multi-platinum certified production trio, The Smeezingtons, featuring Green's Elektra labelmate, Bruno Mars -- is now bulleting its way up the top 40 on Billboard's "Hot 100" singles chart. The track is officially on sale at all digital retailers, as well as via, where it can be purchased individually or in a bundle with an exclusive Cee Lo Green "F**k You" t-shirt. An amended version of the single and video -- entitled "Forget You" -- is set to arrive later in the fall.

Along with its phenomenal popular success, "F**k You" has also proven a favorite with Green's fellow artists and celebrities, with a flurry of tweets directing users to the video coming from such luminaries as 50 Cent, Ashton Kutcher, Perez Hilton, Simon Pegg, RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser, and music industry icon Bob Lefsetz. In addition, 50 Cent was inspired to put together his own unauthorized remix of the track, which has also drawn a huge online audience.

As if all that weren't enough, "F**k You" has received ecstatic critical acclamation from coast to coast. "One of the greatest songs in the history of humankind," declared The Dallas Observer's "DC9 At Night" music blog, with hailing it as "a toe-tapping old school soul-filled track that is hands down the happiest 'FU' we've ever heard." "As timeless, efficient, and repeatable as any number of golden oldies," declared Pitchfork, adding, "Like 'Hey Ya' before it, 'F**k You' gets by on a generation-spanning simplicity, and, coming from Cee Lo's mouth, the title phrase actually isn't illicit at all. It's beyond happy. Cathartic. It could be the new 'Sesame Street' theme."

Cee Lo -- whose "What Part Of Forever" is featured on Chop Shop/Atlantic's blockbuster "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" -- heralded "THE LADY KILLER" earlier this summer with "Georgia," an emotional tribute to his beloved home state. Both "Georgia" and an additional album track, entitled "ChamPain," are available now as free downloads to all fans joining the Cee Lo Green Mailing List at his official web home,

Furthermore, explicit and amended videos for the album's stunning cover version of Band of Horses' "No One's Gonna Love You" -- produced by Paul Epworth (Florence & The Machine, Bloc Party, The Big Pink) -- can currently be seen and heard at .

Known far and wide as one half of Grammy Award-winning superstar duo Gnarls Barkley, Cee Lo Green is a true 21st Century renaissance man. Having first made his bones as a member of southern hip-hop pioneers, Goodie Mob, Green soon struck out on his own with 2002's "CEE LO GREEN AND HIS PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS," highlighted by the Timbaland-produced hit single, "Closet Freak." The acclaimed "CEE LO GREEN...IS THE SOUL MACHINE" followed two years later, again featuring a Timbaland-produced hit single in "I'll Be Around."

As if that weren't enough, Cee Lo also became one of R&B/hip-hop's most in-demand collaborators, penning and producing tracks for such like-minded artists as Jennifer Hudson, Brandy, Amerie, and Solange. His greatest success as songwriter/producer came in 2005 with the RIAA platinum-certified, international #1, "Don't Cha," by Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes.

In 2006, Green teamed with producer/DJ Danger Mouse as Gnarls Barkley and quickly made history with the international #1 smash, "Crazy" (later named as "Song of the Decade" by Rolling Stone). The duo's kaleidoscopic debut, "ST. ELSEWHERE," proved a critical triumph and chart-topping blockbuster, ultimately earning RIAA platinum certification in the US for sales exceeding 1 million. At 2007's 49th Annual Grammy Awards, Gnarls received seven nominations and snagged two of the event's most coveted trophies -- "Best Alternative Music Album" and "Best Urban Alternative Performance." "THE ODD COUPLE" followed in 2008, earning further praise along with an additional trio of Grammy nods.

"THE LADY KILLER" -- Green's first solo work in more than six years -- sees the endlessly inventive singer/writer/rapper/producer continuing to push hip-hop and soul's creative envelope, this time working with a star-studded cast of producers that includes Salaam Remi (Nas, Amy Winehouse), Jack Splash (Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, Jamie Foxx), and Fraser T. Smith (Nelly Furtado, James Morrison, Ellie Goulding).

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SOURCE: Atlantic Records

News & Notes

Buddy Guy New Album

Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy will release his newest album 'Living Proof' on October 26.  The album features collaborations with Carlos Santana and, on lead single 'Stay Around a Little Longer,' B.B. King.

The King collaboration can be heard here:


1. 74 Years Young
2. Thank Me Someday
3. On The Road
4. Stay Around A Little Longer
5. Key Don't Fit
6. Living Proof
7. Where The Blues Begins
8. Too Soon
9. Everybody's Got To Go
10. Let The Door Knob Hit Ya
11. Guess What
12. Skanky


Alfred Music Releases Guitar Songbook To The Biggest Rock Hits Of 2010

Alfred Music Publishing, one of the leaders in educational music publishing since 1922 and the official print publisher of thousands of popular artists, is thrilled to release a new songbook featuring the biggest rock hits of 2010, transcribed for guitar in full notation and TAB.

2010 Top Rock Hits for Guitar spans the best of rock from 2010 with incredible hits from award-winning artists Green Day, Katy Perry, Muse, Nickelback, Papa Roach, and many more. Enjoy playing your favorite chart-topping hits such as “Last Of The American Girls,” “Resistance,” “1, 2, 3, 4,” and “Waking Up In Vegas.” Each song in the edition is authentically transcribed from the original recordings in both music notation and TAB, and includes guitar chord charts and lead vocals.

2010 Top Rock Hits for Guitar is now available for $19.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at


1, 2, 3, 4
The Animal
Another Way to Die
Awake and Alive
Burn It to the Ground
East Jesus Nowhere
Hate My Life
Hollywood Whore
Last of the American Girls
Never Gonna Be Alone
Nothing But the Whole Wide World
Shakin' Hands
A Thousand Faces
Waking Up in Vegas

United Breaks Guitars' Singer, Dave Carroll, Releases New Video Honouring Emergency Responders to 9-1-1 Calls

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dave Carroll is proud to announce that his new song and music video "Everyday Heroes," which honours all First Responders to 9-1-1 calls (fire, police, EMS & dispatch) is now up on his website & on YouTube. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the mp3 are being donated to the Tema Conter Memorial Trust whose mission is to help all First Responders and military service members suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Says Carroll, "The integrity and commitment that First Responders demonstrate each day is often overlooked. With 'Everyday Heroes,' I'm proud to be able to share this message of gratitude in a way that I think resonates with everyone who takes the time to watch it. Many thanks to Intrado, Curve Productions, Ferguson Music Productions and all the crew, musicians and actors who made this video possible."

With the release of United Breaks Guitars in July 2009 Dave Carroll became an international phenomenon and found himself at the center of a traditional & social media frenzy. What started off as a creative outlet for his frustration as a dismissed customer effectively became a major agent for change around the world. He demonstrated the power of the individual in this age of social media and is a globally recognized advocate, giving others a voice. The United Breaks Guitars Trilogy reached viral status within days of its release and well over 100 million people have heard Dave's story. The impact of United Breaks Guitars has been felt in the music industry, customer service industry & in social media circles globally and made Dave a highly sought after public speaker and performer, even earning him the title of "modern day folk hero."

In a world where broken promises are commonplace, when it counts most, there are people willing to help strangers because they gave their word that they would. The essence of "Everyday Heroes" is about these individuals keeping their promise to respond, regardless of who is in need or the unknown risks that may await the First Responders. As a volunteer fire fighter himself for five years, Dave wrote "Everyday Heroes" after being challenged by a friend to honour those who serve, and the video was shot in Halifax with logistical support from HRM Fire and Emergency and real fire fighters playing themselves.

Where United Breaks Guitars was about "promises broken," "Everyday Heroes" is about "promises kept." The website is dedicated to enhancing and supporting the lives of all First Responders and their families. It is a place where Dave Carroll hopes to facilitate a strong community of interest that connects and engages those who support First Responders and their related organizations and charities.

Please visit: for more information & to view "Everyday Heroes." You may also go directly to YouTube:

Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits Adds Additional Dates for Spring 2011 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos Santana and his legendary band continue to take fans on a musical journey through 2011 with the release of eight new spring concert dates for Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits. Tickets to see Vegas' first and only rock-n-roll residency show at The Joint at Hard Hotel & Casino Las Vegas are on sale now for January 5-16 and April 20-May 1.

Showcasing the band's career-spanning classics such as "Oye Como Va," "Smooth," "Black Magic Woman," "Evil Ways" and "Maria Maria," Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits takes fans on a multi-sensory journey through the most prolific Santana songs. Each show includes a unique take on the band's repertoire to create a one-of-a-kind experience for show-goers. Fans can expect an ever-changing set list where no two shows are ever the same! The Supernatural Santana set was designed exclusively for The Joint, which was named "Best New Major Concert Venue" by Pollstar Magazine. Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits is produced by AEG Live.

Tickets for the following performances are on sale now. Newly added dates are in bold:

January: 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16

April: 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30

May: 1

*Shows are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights at 8pm.

The legendary Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment and longtime Santana collaborator, recently saw the show when he was in Las Vegas for a special VIP listening event to launch Santana's new album. "The Santana show at The Joint of The Hard Rock Hotel is purely and simply a gem. It includes hard driving, dazzling guitar versions of all his great hits as well as several all time vintage guitar classics from his brand new album. The evening rocks from beginning to end and the audience is on its feet cheering throughout. It's a memorable evening in every way," said Davis.

This past August, fans experienced a special performance of the show with guest vocalists as part of the launch of Santana's latest album, Guitar Heaven…The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (on Arista Records). To celebrate the September 21 release, Santana and guest artists from the album are making special TV appearances to launch the new songs. The first appearance combined the talents of Santana and india.arie as they did their rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (September 16). Then, Santana electrified audiences by performing "Photograph" with Chris Daughtry and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with india.arie on Dancing With The Stars (September 21). In addition, Santana opened the show with "Oye Como Va." Santana has two more upcoming appearances, both on Lopez Tonight. Tonight (September 23), india.arie will sing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with Santana and on September 27 Nas will perform "Back In Black" with the band. Fans should check their local listings for times.

Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a not-to-be-missed concert experience! Ticket prices start at only $51 and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. For groups of 12 or more, call the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office at (702) 693-5220. For more information, visit, Carlos Santana's Facebook page or The Joint's Facebook page.

About Carlos Santana

Forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 90 million records and has performed to more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999's Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Smooth"). In 1998, the group was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose web page on their induction notes, "Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock's true virtuosos and guiding lights." Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time," and #90 on their 2005 survey of the "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time."

About The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas:

In the great tradition of Las Vegas' first rock venue, the Joint's commitment to rock and roll is unparalleled. Now double in size to the original, this highly upgraded version retains all the intimacy, charm and authentic rock experience as the original. State of the art sound rules the 2,951 seated venue (total capacity of 4,000). Offering up seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio level, superior video system and a production package tailor made for artist comfort, the Joint is the most sophisticated, intimate and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The property offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience featuring services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury hotel. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit or

About AEG Live:

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and thirty state-of-the-art venues. The company is currently producing tours and productions including Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas and Celine Dion who will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in March 2011. The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Leonard Cohen, Miley Cyrus, The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Wisin & Yandel, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Paul McCartney, KISS, Mo'Nique and American Idols Live. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For more information, go to

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