jeudi 13 août 2015

Mark O'Connor - Restless

Interpète: Mark O'Connor feat. Vince Gill, Ricky Scaggs & Steve Wariner
Titre: Restless
Année: 1991
Billboard: #25

Mark O'Connor (born August 5, 1961 in Seattle, Washington) is an American classical, bluegrass, jazz and country violinist, fiddler, composer and music teacher. O'Connor's music is wide-ranging and critically acclaimed, and he has received numerous awards for both his playing and his composition. As a teenager he won national string instrument championships for his virtuoso playing of the guitar and mandolin as well as the fiddle. His mentors include Texas old-time fiddler Benny Thomasson who taught O'Connor to fiddle as a teenager, French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli with whom O'Connor toured as a teenager, and guitarist Chet Atkins.

mercredi 12 août 2015

Patti Page - Money, Marbles And Chalk

Interprète: Patti Page
Titre: Money, Marbles And Chalk
Année: 1949
Billboard: #15

Clara Ann Fowler (née le à Claremore, Oklahoma et morte le à Encinitas), connue sous le pseudonyme Patti Page, est une chanteuse américaine. Elle est la chanteuse qui a vendu le plus de disques au cours des années 1950.

Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer of traditional pop music. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six decade long career. She was often introduced as "the Singin' Rage, Miss Patti Page". New York WNEW disc-jockey William B. Williams introduced her as "A Page in my life called Patti".
Page signed with Mercury Records in 1947, and became their first successful female artist, starting with 1948's "Confess". In 1950, she had her first million-selling single "With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming", and would eventually have 14 additional million-selling singles between 1950 and 1965.
Page's signature song, "Tennessee Waltz", was one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century, and is recognized today as one of the official songs of the state of Tennessee. It spent 13 weeks atop the Billboard magazine's Best-Sellers List in 1950. Page had three additional No. 1 hit singles between 1950 and 1953, "All My Love (Bolero)", "I Went to Your Wedding", and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window".
Unlike most pop music singers, Page blended country music styles into many of her most popular songs. As a result of this crossover appeal, many of Page's singles appeared on the Billboard Country Chart. Towards the 1970s, she shifted her career towards country music and began having greater success on its charts, ending up one of the few vocalists to have made them in five separate decades.
With the rise of Rock and Roll in the second half of the 1950s, traditional pop music began to wane. Page was among a small number of traditional pop music singers able to sustain success, continuing to have major hits into the mid-1960s with "Old Cape Cod", "Allegheny Moon", "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)", and "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte".
In 1997, Patti Page was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. She was posthumously honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2013.

mardi 11 août 2015

Jimmy Rabbitt & Renegade - Ladies Love Outlaws

Interprète: Jimmy Rabbitt & Renegade
Titre: Ladies Love Outlaws
Année: 1976
Billboard: #80

mercredi 5 août 2015

SSgt Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets

Interprète: SSgt Barry Sadler
Titre: The Ballad Of The Green Berets
Année: 1966
Billboard: #2

Barry Allen Sadler (November 1, 1940 – November 5, 1989) was an American military veteran, author, actor, and singer-songwriter. Sadler served as a Green Beret combat medic with the rank of Staff Sergeant of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Most of his work has a military theme, and he credited himself as SSG Barry Sadler, although his music credits read SSgt Barry Sadler. He is most famously known for his hit song "Ballad of the Green Berets."

lundi 3 août 2015

Russ Taff - Love Is Not A Thing

Interprète: Russ Taff
Titre: Love Is Not A Thing
Année: 1995
Billboard: #53

Russell Taff (born November 11, 1953) is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, and rhythm and blues. He first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials (1977–81). One of his best-known performances is the song "Praise The Lord". He has also been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, and occasionally tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts. As a solo artist and songwriter, Taff is known for the 1980s anthem "We Will Stand".

mercredi 29 juillet 2015

Uncle Kracker & Kenny Chesney - When The Sun Goes Down

Interprète: Uncle Kracker & Kenny Chesney
Titre: When The Sun Goes Down
Année: 2004
Billboard: #1

Kracker ou Uncle Kracker, alias Matthew Shafer, né le 6 juin 1974, à Mount Clemens (Michigan) est un musicien américain de rock et de musique country.
Une chanson très populaire de Uncle Kracker est Follow Me (Everything Is All Right). Un petit nom de Uncle Kracker est Krockpot. Son ami Kid Rock l’appelle « Krack ».

 Matthew Shafer (born June 6, 1974), better known by his stage name Uncle Kracker, is an American musician, singer, lyricist, rapper and guitarist. He is influenced by fellow musician Kid Rock.

Leroy Van Dyke - Walk On By

Interprète: Leroy Van Dyke
Titre: Walk On By
Année: 1961
Billboard: #1

Leroy Frank Van Dyke (born October 4, 1929) is an American country music singer best known for his hits "The Auctioneer" (1956) and "Walk On By" (1961).