Tonight, we kick off the 'Seven Days Of Halloween', an LNMC celebration of my favorite holiday. Every night from now until the 31st, I will post my favorite creepy/dark/wacky/heavy selections that always get me in the mood for the darkest of nights. Here's one from Alice Cooper featuring the always creepy Vincent Price. Boo!
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We are very excited today because we're fortunate enough to have the legendary rocker Peter Frampton joining us for a Special Live Chat so he can discuss his brand new single "Road To The Sun," from his album entitled Thank You Mr Churchill.
“This album is very autobiographical. It starts with my birth, in which I thank Mr. Churchill for bringing my father back from the Second World War,” says Frampton of his new set. “I woke up one morning and I wondered what would have happened if Winston Churchill hadn’t been at the helm and the British and the Allies had not won. Would my dad have not come back? Would I be here? Probably not.”
What makes this new single even more unique is that his son Julian co-wrote the song and accompanies his father with some fine vocals. And it's no surprise that Julian is musically gifted as well.
Mr Churchill also features Frampton’s first recorded collaboration with his son Julian. Frampton says, “Julian started off playing drums. Then one day he played me a song on guitar and he blew me away. He’s now 21 and over the past few years, he’s become a terrific writer. He’s an amazing lyricist, great singer, and a wonderful guitarist. He inspires me. “We’d always wanted to write something together that he could sing and we could put on an album. So we wrote two songs and it was one of the best experiences of my life. “Chris [Kimsey] heard the demo of ‘Road to the Sun’ with Julian singing and said, ‘Who’s that?’ I told him, ‘That’s my son, Julian.’ He said, ‘He’s gotta be on the album.’ Julian’s vocal is the live vocal, it’s take one.
Logan Murphy writes:
This past January, we did a post about Peter's battles with some rather unsavory folks on his Facebook page and many C&Lers came to his rescue. Since that time, the brave Mr. Frampton has been out on tour in support of his new album and I am thrilled that he is here giving us some of his precious time to chat. Thank you and welcome, Peter!
The video on today's post is entitled "Invisible Man" from Thank You Mr Churchill and features the incredible Funk Brothers. The video for "Road to the Sun" is premiering online very soon.
So without further ado, I'd like to welcome Peter and Julian to the Crooks & Liars and the pages of our Late Nite Music Club. Please join us for a special live chat.
Well, it's the middle of winter and I'm stuck in Michigan, where the sky is gray and the ground is white- but turning gray. Ugh. Luckily I've got Les Double Six and Quincy Jones to help me escape to a different place and season: They take me for a stroll through Paris in Spring.
Let us know where you've been or where you'd like to be, but please do so musically. The Late Night Music Club and Travel Agency is now open for business.
Saturday! What do you think about self described "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" Lana Del Rey?
|I'm the Boss Card in Your Hand|
Artist: Black Ace Buck Turner
I love this footage of Texas bluesman Black Ace. Maybe you will too.
And Nights at the Roundtable has jazz from The Three Sounds - 1960.
Whatcha listening to this Friday night?
I love this song no matter who's singing it, but Richard Thompson's original is my favorite. Not to mention he's a pretty fine guitar player too.
Our sister site Newstalgia has for its Nights at the Roundtable Baby Face Willette from 1964. Happy Thursday!
|It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best|
Artist: Karen Dalton
Here's a nice one from folk-blues chanteuse Karen Dalton. In his 1994 book Chronicles: Volume One, Bob Dylan wrote that "Karen had a voice like Billie Holiday and played guitar like Jimmy Reed... I sang with her a couple of times". Good Enough for me.
|Nine Types of Light|
Artist: TV on the Radio
TV On The Radio's Nine Types of Light was one of my favorite records of last year, and this song is a standout. Did you have a favorite in 2011?
Here's my resolution.
And in the same good time vein our sister site Newstalgia has for its Backstage Weekend The Faces with Rod Stewart Live from 1974.
What's your resolution this year?
Man this sh*t is smoking! Bernard Purdie for president.