Produced by the great Jay Graydon, with contributions by David Foster, it has become sort of an obscure “West Coast” classic. It embodies a mixture of typical 80’s synthesizer-pop and classic Rawls soul and jazz ballads, which seem to come from two different production camps, most likely in an effort to maintain Rawls current with pop music developments of the time and at the same time remain true to his fan base.
Learn to play blues-style guitar with Teach Me Blues Guitar from Voyetra. This simple method uses video clips, animation, and voice-overs to make learning fast, fun, and easy. Play classic blues riffs, solos, and songs in no time. The self-paced course lets you begin with concepts and basic theory or skip right to the lessons. A video overview introduces you to each phase of the course. Each level focuses on particular chords and techniques, which are described by your instructor, written in text passages, and demonstrated by video clips. You don't have to read music to play guitar. Clear and simple illustrations, diagrams, and charts show you exactly where to place your fingers.
eMedia Blues Guitar Legends. Teaches 10 monumental blues songs by artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and Muddy Waters. Includes original artist recordings synched to an animated fretboard. Learn through complete, note-for-note transcriptions with standard notation or tablature, plus multi-speed MIDI audio tracks. Built-in accessories include an automatic tuner, metronome and recorder. Includes a guitar pick!
SBE play classic stoner rock, with a strong sixties/seventies psychedelic vibe, that is a positive joy to hear looping out of your speakers and filling the room. Somehow SBE seem to make a well worn genre seem fresh and powerful. There is nothing particularly new here, but who cares? It sounds fucking great. If these two tracks are anything to go by then SBE cook like a manic depressive master chef on crystal meth.
John Mayall has been doing this blues thing now for over five decades (he released his first single in 1964), exploring the form in all of its incarnations, from gutbucket country blues to the more urbane jazz side of things, and amazingly, he's always sounded pretty much like John Mayall, a blues everyman who has always surrounded himself with the best bands and players, a big part of the reason he is still a successful touring act in his eighties.
The foremost song parodist of the MTV era, "Weird Al" Yankovic carried the torch of musical humor more proudly and more successfully than any performer since Allan Sherman. In the world of novelty records – a genre noted for its extensive back catalog of flashes-in-the-pan and one-hit wonders – Yankovic was king, scoring smash after smash over the course of an enduring career which found him topically mocking everything from new wave to gangsta rap.