From ‘I’m Man’ to ‘Mama Don’t Want No Peas ‘n’ Rice ‘n’ Coconut Oil’ , we have mixed 19 ‘Jazz, Blues and More‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Mothers & Sons‘. It has Bing Crosby, Milton Brown, Neal Hefti, Mance Lipscomb and many more.
msnbc.com: Presley, then a truck driver for an electric company in Memphis, went to the fabled Sam Phillips, president of Sun Records, and during his lunch hour cut a demo track of Crudup’s “That’s All Right Mama,” which Crudup wrote in 1946 or 1947.
Jazzhouse : Mal Waldron made his professional debut as a jazz pianist with saxophonist Ike Quebec in 1950. He linked up with Charles Mingus’s progressive Jazz Workshop in 1954, and remained with the bassist for two years, appearing on the classic Pithecanthropus Erectus album in 1956.
East Coast Piedmont Blues : Most recently, the James River Blues Society has recognized Luke Jordan as a important figure in Virginia blues by erecting a historical marker in his honor in downtown Lynchburg.
Famous Texans : Between 1905 and 1956 Mance Lipscomb lived in an atmosphere of exploitation, farming as a tenant for a number of landlords in and around Grimes County, including the notorious Tom Moore, subject of a local topical ballad. He left Moore’s employ abruptly and went into hiding after he struck a foreman for abusing his mother and wife.
The Pressure Sounds : In 1971 Swing Magazine voted Derrick ‘Top Producer For 1970′ – in fact he won three awards that year and I can remember playing his version of the Whatnauts’ ‘Message From A Black Man’ (the Heptones also covered this groundbreaking song for Coxsone Dodd) over and over again and being convinced that this was the future of reggae music.
Charles Trenet on Wikipedia : When he was seven years old, his parents divorced and he was sent to boarding school in Béziers, but he returned home just a few months later, suffering from typhoid fever. It was during his convalescence at home that he developed his artistic talents, taking up music, painting and sculpting.
Gene Autry : In 1950, Autry became the first major movie star to use the television medium. Always a man of vision, Autry excelled and for the next five years through his Flying A Pictures he produced and starred in 91 half-hour episodes of The Gene Autry Show for CBS Television. This success lead him to produce such popular TV series as Annie Oakley, The Range Rider, Buffalo Bill Jr., The Adventures Of Champion as well as the first 39 episodes of Death Valley Days.
Wayne Toups : As he matured as a musician, Toups began incorporating the soul music of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge and Wilson Pickett into his sound. By the 1980’s he’d picked up influences from rock bands such as The Doobie Brothers. Lynard Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers. He decided he wanted to make music for “the younger generation,” as he puts it, by stirring all of this into his musical stew.