Saturday, May 20, 2017

Latest Releases


 Video of the Week

Bon Appetit
 Katy Perry 

    Released on the 28th of April as the second single from her album Witness. The video was released on 12th of May breaking records for the quickest amount of views. The follow up single has been released two days ago it is Swish Swish ft Nicki Minaj.


 New Music of the Week
Miley Cyrus and Malibu

Miley and Liam Hemsworth recently purchased a two story, two and a half million dollar Malibu mansion with Paradise Cove beach a short walk through their property.



 Live Music 
 Secrets by One Republic

The song was their second single off of their second album Waking Up it reached number 21 on the billboard charts back in 2010.



Flashback Music
Whats a Matter Baby 
Ellen Foley
        Our track this week is Whats A Matter Baby written for Timi Yuro by Joy Byers in the sixties and later covered by Ellen Foley in 1979. Joy passed away recently at the age of 82. The Nashville songwriter was married to record producer Bob Johnston and wrote many sixties hits for people like Elvis Presley, Timi Yuro,Brenda Lee, Bill Haley and many others. A housewife growing up in the fifties, she was caught up in the rock'n''roll wave. She has said how thrilled she was to have her songs recorded by people like Elvis. Some of her songs Elvis recorded ,were, Let Yourself Go, Cmon Everybody,It Hurts Me and one of my favorite movie tracks There's a Brand New Day on the Horizon from the movie Roustabout.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Picks of the Month


  • Live Music Pick 
Harry Styles 
Live SNL with Sign of The Times 
Got to give credit when someone performs above your expections. Really didnt think the One Direction guys would have it in them but Harry does a good job here. His vocals may not be perfect but that is what gives this live version its authenticity. 

  • New Recording Pick
Lady Gaga The Cure 
 This is the best thing Gaga has done in ages, epic song. Her album Joanne was OK and enjoyable but this song is a gem . Love It !   

  • Way Back Music Pick
Billy the Kid Emerson Apron Strings 

  • Trivia Song

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Last Months Highlighted Music


Our Australian artists of the week goes to a Brisbane dance company Mega Jam . 
Thanks to my good friend Miss Sugarcake who always shares their awesome choreographed dance sequences. Enjoy them all ! 
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Mega Jam was started in 1996 in Brisbane Australia by Luis Pinto and Jasmine Meakin.
 The concept of Mega Jam is to learn to dance Hip Hop and other styles of commercial street dancing, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
 KEEP IT FRESH! That is why we choreograph a different routine every week, to the latest and hottest tracks. Our street dance classes are for teens to adults, all fitness levels welcome!Check them out here.........

Check out their dance routine to one of my favorite tracks right now 

Applause by Lady Gaga
Mega Jam dance routine



Lady Gaga  Applause

Quote Jessie J on Lady Gaga ---- I really appreciate her eccentricity.There are moments when i go really & there are moments when i go WOW.
You took the words right out of my mouth Jessie !



Our cover artist this week is Ailee . Thanks goes to my good friend Miss Karla for this. Follow Karla on twitter here with the Whitney Houston classic.

Ailee is from New Jersey who came to the South Korean spotlight via reality television. Her first single was Heaven a huge long lasting hit in South Korea.
I Have Nothing




    
Our flashback is a look back on the blues. I'm a big blues/jazz fan so back in the seventies and eighties got to hear a lot of artists that were unheard of out here in Aussie land. I never heard of Koko Taylor before and must thank my good mate Darrell Fields for sharing this track. The song was written by the amazing 
 
Willie Dixon
US-American blues bassist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer.
 Willie Dixon has been called “the poet laureate of the blues” . The blues songwriter is credited with writing more than 500 songs by the end of his life. Many of them appearing as Rock'n'Roll recordings for other artists.While on staff at Chess Records, Dixon produced,arranger and played bass for so many artists. Chuck Berry,Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf to name a few. He was a crucial link between the blues and rock and roll.
The Wang Dang Doodle
Koko Taylor 





    Going back a long way for our trivia music this month. Back to the early sixties with a song called Your The Boss performed by La Vern Baker and Jimmy Ricks. This song was edited out of the legendary Elvis movie Viva Las Vegas. The duet was performed by the beautiful Ann Margret and Elvis for the movie. I'm going to include both versions here. La Vern Baker must have had such a strong influence on Elvis Presley and his music. He covered so many of her songs. Love that big gravelly blues sound!
La Vern Baker and Jimmy Ricks 
Your The Boss 



Elvis Presley and Ann Margret
Your The Boss



Jessie J is one of the best live performers out there right now. Love her way of connecting with an audience. Her Nice To Meet You tour commences in the UK in two days and then she is off to try and break into the USA in 2014.This is a recent live performance of her self penned track she asked Brandy to perform on. Brandy so kindly accepted. This is their performance at the Itunes Festival in London . All the good quality recordings have disappeared off you tube so we are left with this one. Its all to do with atmosphere,her amazing voice and audience connection at a Jessie J concert !

Conquer the World 
Jessie J and Brandy



Thursday, September 5, 2013

This Months Sound Waves

Brisbane Artist
 Emmaline
Love And Understanding
i am music, i am art, i am just like you , 
i am emmaline without my fans and constant support i am nothing! 
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     Busby Marou
                 Our second Aussie artist is Busby Marou who recorded alot of their latest album in Nashville.The boys from Rockhampton ,Singer songwriter duo Busby Marou have announced their sophomore LP Farewell Fitzroy will be released this October. Their debut self-titled album, scored well ewith fans nationwide.The first single from the album will be Get You Out of Here which the band recorded at the Nashville’s Alex The Great studio. 
Busby Marou on Twitter   @BusbyMarou

Get Me Out of Here





Mila Falls
Acoustic Version of Voices

Mila has written songs for the Bring It On soundtrack!
Mila Trivia
Mila's name has an Australian link. While holidaying in North Queensland,she visited Mila Mila Falls. At that time she was searching for a stage name . Mila Falls was born!
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Something I Need
One Republic  Last night I think i drank too much
I call it a temporary crutch


 
La La La
Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith  
I'm covering my ears like a kid 
When your words mean nothing,
I go La La La !







Our trivia song for this week is 
Wake Me Up When September Ends
by Green Day 
  This song was written by Billie Joe Armstrong about the death of his father from cancer when Billie was 10 years old! Alot of people connect with it through the September 11th attacks. 






Michael Jackson 
 August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Slave to the Rhythm 
Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson 



Man in the Mirror
Michael Jackson