(2016/Soul Music Records) 20 tracks
CD / Musikrichtung: Pop / Version: Studio-Version
(Edge Music Nashville) 12 Tracks - Country Rap and Redneck Hip Hop - what a fusion! 2018 release from rapper Big Smo aka Boss of the Stix. ´´This album is definitely about growth.´´ So says Smo, whose growth as a force in American music cannot be denied. Having topped 50 million views on YouTube, sold more than 450,000 tracks and dominated both the country and rap charts, the charismatic Tennessee-bred artist, outdoorsman and family man draws fans from across all social boundaries. How does he do it? He speaks truth. He lays down epic rhymes that challenge listeners to party when they can, to champion the values on which they were (or should have been) raised, to look straight into the eyes of life, to laugh and love and even get angry every once in a while if that helps make things right. These many sides of Smo are represented proudly on this album. Yes, Special Reserve is about growth, in creative horizons as well as in a worldview nurtured by time and trial. But it´s also about the growth it inspires among his ever-expanding audience, who see their own stories mirrored in his!
(1994/Sony/Epic) 8 tracks
John Williams, the prolific American film composer and conductor has a career that spans six decades. Williams has composed many of the most famous film scores in history, including those for Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, E.T. (the Extra-Terrestrial), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Schindler´s List, Hook, Memoirs of a Geisha and of the course the Harry Potter films. In addition, he has cserved as the principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993, and is now the orchestra´s laureate conductor.John Williams: Epic Themes brings together the Star Wars (main theme), March from 1941, Imperial March (Star Wars), Olympic Spirit and the main theme from Superman.
2002, English, Paperback, 15x23 cm, 596 pages, few b&w photos - In the Tradition of Nick Tosches, Tom Wolfe, and Lester Bangs comes an epic and riveting of rock ´n´ roll that reads like a novel. ´Sonic Cool´ presents the saga of rock as the closest thing we have to genuine myth in the modern world and it is the first bock about rock to be written in the spirit of rock. Immense, fierce, opinionated, and hilarious, the book portrays rock as a movement of near-religious proportions and masterfully presents it against a backdrop of social factors and important events such as the invention of the elcetric guitar, the jukebox, LSD, the 12-inch phonograph record, the Seventies recession, the Reagan revolution, the Internet, and the 9/11/01 attacks. This is the history of rock as it´s never been told, as the legend of a massive cultural movement, one that had meaning, but ultimately fell prey to its own worst inclinations. In many ways Harrington´s book reads like the raging polemics of Leroi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka). Radically egalitarian in its assessments-towering figures such as Lennon, Dylan, and Cobain stand alongside lesser-known but equally influential artists like the MC5, the Missfits, and Joy Division-Sonic Cool is gripping reading for anyone who ever believed in the music.