August 15, 2008
Helms obituary: The obituary of steel guitar player Don Helms in Thursday's California section stated that the Hank Williams recordings featuring Helms included "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." Steel guitarist Jerry Byrd performed on that recording.
March 21, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon” is no longer just the rock album that has logged more weeks than any other on Billboard's national album chart nor merely the one acid heads favored for syncing up as a twisted soundtrack for “The Wizard of Oz.” It's also now going into the 2012 National Recording Registry, one of 25 recordings over the last century singled out for their “cultural,...
November 30, 2012 |
Metallica has gone indie. The band announced on Friday that it has officially left its longtime home, the Warner Music Group, taken its master recordings and formed a new independent label, Blackened Recordings. All forthcoming Metallica projects -- including future studio albums, reissues, live recordings and long- and short-form video work -- will come out via Blackened. The label will also handle its own marketing and promotion, and be distributed by WMG reissue subsidiary Rhino Entertainment.
November 7, 2013 |
A new perspective on L.A. country-rock band Lone Justice arrives Jan. 14 with the release of “This Is Lone Justice-The Vaught Tapes, 1983,” a collection of live-in-the-studio recordings the band made as its career was heating up. The band, fronted by singer Maria McKee, entered a Van Nuys recording studio in December 1983 with engineer David Vaught and recorded versions of a dozen of the songs that were a core part of the group's set at the...
February 13, 2013 |
A broad-scale plan to preserve the nation's cultural heritage captured on sound recordings and to make more than a century's worth of recorded materials more widely available for educational purposes is being unveiled Wednesday at the Library of Congress in Washington. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, was scheduled to introduce the library's comprehensive National Recording Preservation Plan, the library's response to Congress' passing of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000.
January 4, 2014 |
"Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall" Vladimir Horowitz's technical ease, power, wide color palette, singing tone and musicianship sent other now-legendary pianists, including Rudolf Serkin, Arthur Rubinstein and Claudio Arrau, back to the practice room. Serkin said Horowitz "opened a new world for me," and Rubinstein admitted in his autobiography to feeling jealous after hearing Horowitz's near note-perfect playing. Arrau's own mother turned to him after a Horowitz recital and said, "He plays better than you. " Most baby boomers never got to hear that Horowitz, when his technique was unsurpassed.