Great Balls of Fire
Starting and ending with ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, we made a playlist powered by Hittin’Around. It has Jazz Jamaica, Screamin’Lord Sutch, Johnny Guitar Watson, Janis Joplin and many more.
New Scientist: Ball lightning – the mysterious slow-moving spheres of light occasionally seen during thunderstorms – has been created in the lab.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, : He followed it with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” which sold 6 million copies and went to #3, and “Great Balls of Fire,” a 5 million seller that reached #2. Both songs were from 1957, a watershed year for Lewis.
Serge Mironneau : Chet Helms says : “Three or four years ago, on-a one of my perennial hitch-hikes across the country, I ran into a chick, in Texas, by the name of Janis Joplin. And-a, I heard her sing, and Janis and I hith-hiked to the West Coast, fifty-a hours it took us, probably the fastest trip across the country we ever made. “
About.com : During his career as a solo artist, ex-Kumbia Kings member Frankie J.’s been known more for his ballads, but this album sees him spread his wings and experiment a little with uptempo music.
Overstock : Before Johnny “Guitar” Watson became a funk performer in the 1970s, renowned for wacky tunes such as “A Real Mother for Ya,” the Texas-born singer/multi-instrumentalist was a proficient bluesman during the `50s and `60s.
Nino Rota : His filmography includes the names of virtually all of the noted directors of his time. First among these is Federico Fellini. He wrote all of the movie scores for Fellini’s films from The White Sheik in 1952 to The Orchestra Rehearsal in 1979.
VideoGamesBlogger : A version of ‘The Return of Django’, a reggae track, appears on one of the stations. If true, this would be the first time Grand Theft Auto uses ‘real’ music.
BadManners@MySpace.com : Alan Perry was a saxophonist who had gone to school with Buster and also knew the original trumpet player Paul Hyman. You will see his name on the credits for the song ‘Return of the Ugly’ on the 1989 album of that name. Alan Sayagg had made a welcome return after his previous 4 year absence.