SALE

Bear Family Records Press Archive

Pressearbeit Deutschland:
Shack Media Promotion Agency
Tom Redecker - Postfach 1627 - 27706 Osterholz-Scharmbeck
Tel.: 04791-980642 - Fax: 04791-980643 info@shackmedia.de  www.shackmedia.de

International representative:
L-P Anderson - Alefjällsvägen 3 - 443 45 Sjövik - SWEDEN
Tel: +46 302-43545 - Mob: +46 736-293434 - royal.beat@telia.com

Automatically scanned from the original press reviews by an OCR software, the text files in our Press Archive may contain errors and mutilations. We will eliminate these errors whenever time allows. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Press - Sly & Robbie present Taxi Gang In Discomix Style - musikreviews
Sie gelten als die berühmteste Rhythmus-Section in der Geschichte des Reggae, dieser jamaikanische Schlagzeuger Lowell Dunbar alias SLY & der ebenfalls aus Jamaika stammende Keyboarder und Bassist Robert Shakespeare alias ROBBIE, weil es niemanden außer ihnen gelang, mit solcher Perfektion jamaikanischen Reggae, amerikanischen Rhythm‘n‘Blues und britischen Soul zu einem einzigartigen tanzbaren Mix zu vereinen.

 

Press - Woody Guthrie - The Tribute Concerts - allaboutjazz.com
Tribute concerts are often a mixed bag, especially if the idea is to bring a group of stars together to pay homage to an influential musical figure. The recent tribute to the wonderful singer, Tony Bennett, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 (Columbia, 2016) is a sad case in point. There is no shortage of stars on that particular album, but the aesthetic understanding of Bennett's music is so limited that it reduces rather than expands the scope of his musical legacy. A good tribute does the opposite of this. It shows the many aspects of an artist and paints a nuanced portrait that goes beyond the easy clichés. It shows the connection between the artist's own story and the musical narrative that he or she has helped to build.

 

Press - Spiegel Online - Ken Burns’ landmark documentary THE VIETNAM WAR

Vergeblich hatte der Mann auf der Bühne versucht, die Aufmerksamkeit des Publikums zu erregen. Statt Country Joe McDonalds Gesang zuzuhören, unterhielten sich die Besucher des legendären Woodstock-Festivals am 15. August 1969. Plötzlich erschallte ein Befehl aus den Lautsprechern. "Gebt mir ein F!", schrie Country Joe in die Menge. "F", tönte es aus Tausenden Kehlen zurück. "Gebt mir ein U!", ging es weiter. "U", lautete die Antwort. Zum Schluss forderte der Sänger noch ein "C" und ein "K".

"Was ergibt das?", fragte Country Joe. Der Schweiß lief ihm mittlerweile trotz seines aufgeknöpften Uniformhemds in Strömen herunter. "Fuck!", kam es zurück. "Was ergibt das?", rief Joe lauter. "FUCK!", schrien die rund 300.000 Besucher.

 

Press - Woody Guthrie - The Tribute Concerts - exclaim.ca
Woody Guthrie died in late 1967. Soon after, two tribute concerts were planned: one in 1968 in New York, and one in 1970 in Los Angeles.

Bear Family, who has always done excellent archival work, has released those two albums in a handsome boxed set. The tributes were done at just the right time, that brief period between mourning his loss and the development of a cynical marketing of memory. Woody Guthrie seems to be revived every decade or so, be it Bruce Springsteen singing him for Obama's inauguration, the Billy Bragg/Wilco albums, or the recent uncovering of a song he wrote about Trump's father.

 

Press - Woody Guthrie - The Tribute Concerts - youtube
“Woody Guthrie & Songs for Social Change” was one of the Panels at the Annual Americana Music Conference and Festival in Nashville from September 12-17, 2017. This is always a great Conference with amazing panels and showcase performances.