By the closing months of 1981 Frank Zappa had already released five albums during that productive year. Three of these records were his instrumental guitar collections - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More, and The Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar - initially sold via mail order but later released through CBS. There was also the live double Tinseltown Rebellion and the 2-LP studio set You Are What You Is, released in September. Zappa also hit the road in September 81, performing a largely domestic tour that criss-crossed the US and took in a couple of shows in Canada between September and Christmas. On board for the tour were Frank s latest touring band, comprising Chad Wackerman on drums, Ed Mann on percussion, Tommy Mars on keyboards, Scott Thunes on bass, with Steve Vai and Ray White on guitar.
The music of Gypsy Swing Revue is the swinging jazz of the 30's and 40's plus a cross-section of songs from the modern Gypsy Jazz repertoire. With instrumentation similar to Django s Hot Club, namely: two acoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin, each Gypsy Swing Revue performance provides exciting, engaging music for all to enjoy. This album was recorded 'live' in the studio, without any overdubs or edits. Notable tracks include two original compositions (Elliot Reed's Zapala, and Farewell, by Art Gibson), one of the very few bolero-style tunes composed by Django Reinhardt (Troublant Bolero), the title track, a timeless standard by Irving Berlin (Puttin' On The Ritz)…
Robbie Williams makes his triumphant return in One Night At The Palladium - a spectacular live show which sees him back on the swing stage a full twelve years after his legendary concert at the Royal Albert Hall. This special extended release includes 5 unseen performances and an exclusive behind the scenes documentary. Performing a dazzling collection of swing classics including Puttin’ On The Ritz, Somethin’ Stupid, Mr Bojangles, Ain’t That A Kick In The Head and Mack The Knife. Robbie lifts the Palladium roof with songs from his album Swings Both Ways including Dream A Little Dream, Shine My Shoes, If I Only Had A Brain, Go Gentle and Swing Supreme. Robbie is joined onstage at the iconic venue with a 5 piece rhythm section, 30 piece orchestra and band, a troupe of stunning dancers and special guest performers Lily Allen, Rufus Wainwright, The Muppets and Robbie’s Dad Pete.
On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay bathhouse where he is pursued amorously by "chubby chaser" Paul B. Price and by entertainer Googie Gomez who believes him to be a broadway producer. His guides through the Ritz are gatekeeper Abe, habitue Chris, and bellhop/go-go-boys Tiger and Duff. Squeaky-voiced detective Michael Brick and his employer Carmine do locate Gateano at the Ritz, as does his wife Vivian.
This is an album by Ronnie Wood and Bo Diddley recorded live at the Ritz New York City, 1987. Songs played by the two guitarists include songs by Ron Wood, Bo Diddley, The Faces and the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone and The Originator combine their efforts while performing at the Ritz in New York City in 1987. Most of the songs are Bo Diddley's originals, already classics of Blues. Others are written by Ron Wood, The Rolling Stones and The Faces. Songs vary from shorter versions to compositions that spin more than 7 minutes featuring guitar work of B & Ronnie as well as done on instrumental "Plynth".