C.K. Strong is the first and only album by the american hard blues band C.K. Strong. The album is a very strong psychedelic blues oriented piece, and it certainly deserved more attention than it got. Quite ecclectic in style, it's a mix of hard rock, boogie blues, and heavy blues, featuring male/female vocals and good guitar. Miss Linn Carey is worth the price of admission, even if she didn't sing. A radiating, well-endowed blonde, her pyromagnetic caroling scans three octaves. To these ears she's at least the equal of Janis Joplin.
"…Camerata Köln maintains a very high performance standard throughout all of this music; even considering the strong showings that they have made in the past with eighteenth century chamber music, one is strongly moved to state that this is one of its best outings ever. Anyone who treasures chamber music of the eighteenth century and values the forward trajectory of Johann Sebastian Bach's music through that of his sons should not be scared of CPO's Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Sonatas & Trios, as it is immediate, highly entertaining, and revelatory." ~allmusicguide
This is the most beautiful of Mozart playing, his last piano concerto given here by Emil Gilels with total clarity. This is a classic performance, memorably accompanied by the VPO and Böhm. Suffice it to say that Gilels sees everything and exaggerates nothing, that the performance has an Olympian authority and serenity, and that the Larghetto is one of the glories of the gramophone. He's joined by his daughter Elena in the Double Piano Concerto in E flat, and their physical relationship is mirrored in the quality, and the mutual understanding of the playing: both works receive marvellous interpretations. We think Emil plays first, Elena second, but could be quite wrong. The VPO under Karl Böhm is at its best; and so is the quality of recording, with a good stereo separation of the two solo parts, highly desirable in this work.
K'é (kinship), the foundation for Diné identity and survival as a people, transcends immediate family and extends in relationships ranging far across Navajo society. Featuring new songs by Herman Cody and Radmilla Cody, K'é Hasin (Kinship and Hope) honors the unifying force of Diné culture and community and includes Navajo and English lyrics.