Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Music History - March 26th


In 1970, "Woodstock" opened in movie theaters throughout North America.  Entertainment Weekly called this film the benchmark of concert movies and one of the most entertaining documentaries ever made.

In 1975, the movie musical "Tommy," directed by Ken Russell and based on the Who album of the same name, premiered in London, starring Who lead singer Roger Daltrey in the title role, Ann-Margret, Jack Nicholson, Elton John, and Tina Turner.

In 2005, Australian drummer Paul Hester died aged 46, after he "attempted suicide" and died from strangulation after being found hanged in a park in Melbourne. He had been a member of Crowded House, Split Enz and Largest Living Things. After leaving Crowded House in 1994 Hester appeared on many TV and radio shows in Australia.

March 26th birthdays include - Diana Ross (69), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) (65) and Kenny Chesney (45)


from our friends at Exhibit Records

Chet Atkins and Les Paul - Chester & Lester

Exhibit Records is proud to present:

"a vividly spontaneous interchange of ideas (and ingenuity) between Chet Atkins and Les Paul."

Chester & Lester was probably the only jam session record to win a Grammy™. Today, such an album would merely seem like clever marketing: two virtuosos from different genres, country and pop, joining forces. Not so in 1976. Truth was, Chet Atkins and Les Paul had way more in common than many realized. Each made groundbreaking records that put electric guitars on the map and influenced the sound of rock. Both experimented with electronics. The electric guitar models named for both men over half a century ago are considered classics, still produced today by the same companies. Three decades can't diminish Chester & Lester's wonderfully free musical and personal interplay. On record, their divergent personalities were reflected in their verbal bantering, Chet's taciturn personality and dry humor a terrific foil for Les's ornery schoolkid exuberance. It was something both admired about the record.  

Side One:
        It's Been A Long Time
        Out of Nowhere
        Medley: Moonglow/Picnic (Theme from "Picnic")
        It Had To Be You
 Side Two:
        Birth of the Blues
        Someday Sweetheart
        Deed I Do
        Lover Come Back To Me 


Chet Atkins - guitar
Les Paul - guitar
Randy Goodrum - piano
Henry Strzelecki or Bob Moore - bass
Larrie Londin - drums
Paul Yandell, Ray Edenton, or Bobby Thompson - rhythm guitar

Recorded in RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studios, Nashville, Tennessee

Mastered for this LP by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Buy at Exhibit Records


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