Paper Money is the second album by the California-based hard rock band Montrose, released in 1974.
It was produced by Ted Templeman and is the band's final recording with original vocalist Sammy Hagar.
Already disenchanted with what he perceived to be the one dimensionality and commercially-waning popularity of his band's hard rock/proto-metal sound, Ronnie Montrose insisted on changing the formula for the group's sophomore release by broadening the stylistic, compositional, rhythmic, and sonic range of the band, and generally toning down the high-energy intensity and metallic crunch that defined the group's 1973 debut. The hard rocking energy and sexual swagger of "I Got the Fire" echoes the trademark qualities that characterized the band's explosive debut.
After building acrimony between Ronnie Montrose and Sammy Hagar reached a peak during the band's tour to promote Paper Money, Hagar parted ways with the band in 1975.
Night Ranger's origin can be traced to Rubicon, a pop/funk group led by Jerry Martini, who gained fame as a member of Sly and the Family Stone. After Rubicon's demise in 1979, bassist Jack Blades formed a hard rock trio with two other Rubicon members, drummer Kelly Keagy and guitarist Brad Gillis. In 1980, the threesome added keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald, a former member of Montrose. Fitzgerald soon recommended enlisting a second virtuoso guitarist, Jeff Watson, who was added to the group, initially called simply Ranger.
Ronny Montrose died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2012. His death was originally assumed to be the result of his prostate cancer. However, the San Mateo County Coroner's Office released a report that confirmed the guitarist had taken his own life. The toxicology reported a blood alcohol content of 0.31 percent at the time of death. The deaths of his uncle and Lola, his bulldog, worsened what Guitar Player magazine called a clinical depression that plagued him since he was a toddler.
I didn't realize Night Ranger had this connection to Montrose and Sammy Hagar. We saw Night Ranger open for Hagar last month.
Autographed by Ronny Montrose, Sammy Hagar, and drummer Denny Carmassi.
Out of the Night is the first release by the American hard rock band Great White, released in 1983.
It was independently released and sold more than 8,000 copies in less than three months, with the band supporting Dokken in their 1983 US tour. This led to EMI picking up the band for their first full-length, eponymous LP. It was reissued as On Your Knees by Enigma Records in 1987, to capitalize on the band's growing popularity due to the album "Once Bitten...".
When the band broke up in 2001, lead singer Jack Russell started to tour with new musicians as "Jack Russell's Great White", a group which occasionally included the band's co-founding guitarist Mark Kendall.
Great White made headlines when in 2003 a Rhode Island nightclub at which they were playing caught fire, leading to the deaths of 100 people, including band member Ty Longley. Great White reformed in 2006. In 2011, Russell left the band, starting to tour again as "Jack Russell's Great White".
Jack Russell – lead vocals, percussion (1977–present), drums (1977–1981)
Mark Kendall – lead guitar, percussion, backing vocals (1977–present), rhythm guitar, keyboards (1977–1986), bass guitar (1977–1981)
Michael Lardie – rhythm guitar, banjo, electric sitar, keyboards, percussion, harmonica, backing vocals (1985–present)
Get the Led Out: Stairway to the Sound is a collection of blues music that inspired and influenced Led Zeppelin, released in 2019.
Like the two ‘Lonesome & Blue’ compilation albums containing the ‘Rhythm ‘n Blues’ & ‘Rock ‘n Roll’ music that inspired Keith and Mick, fellow Londoners Led Zeppelin were also fans of the rich Afro-American jazz and blues culture. They were Inspired by Muddy Waters’ Mississippi blues, Robert Johnson’s Delta blues and the upcoming Rock ‘n Roll from the likes as Little Richard and Eddie Cochran. When the Afro-American Jazz and Blues scene gave birth to the Rock ‘n Roll in America, on this side of the Atlantic during the early to mid-1960s, the ‘Mods’ pre-paired a British Invasion with The Stones, The Who, The Cream and Led Zeppelin inventing and introducing the ‘British (white) Blues’.
1. Muddy Waters - "You Need Love" (2:45)
2. Robert Johnsons - "Terraplane Blues" (3:02)
3. Fred Gerlach - "Gallows Pole" (3:47)
4. Otis Rush - "I Can't Quit You Baby" (3:05)
5. Joan Baez - "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" (live) (3:14)
6. Howlin' Wolf - "How Many More Years" (2:43)
7. Blind Willie Johnson - "Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed" (3:14)
8. Ritchie Valens - "Ooh, My Head" (1:49)
9. Sleepy John Estes - "Drop Down Mama" (3:14)
1. Blind Willie Johnson - "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (3:12)
2. Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie - "When The Levee Breaks" (3:10)
3. Bobby Parker - "Watch Your Step" (2:44)
4. Bukka White - "Shake 'Em On Down" (3:02)
5. Wanda Jackson - "Let's Have A Party" (2:07)
6. Blind Boy Fuller - "I Want Some Of Your Pie" (2:46)
7. Eddie Cochran - "Somethin' Else" (2:06)
8. Mudy Waters - "You Shook Me" (2:42)
9. Little Richard - "Keep A Knockin'" (2:11)
10. Jazz Gillum - "Key To The Highway" (2:44)
VOA would mark the line in the sand that has since defined his long and colorful career: The line between "before Van Halen" and "after Van Halen." Of course, reducing decades of work to a single event – however momentous this one may be – is a huge oversimplification. After all, Hagar built his solo career the old fashioned way, by earning it. Year by year, concert by concert, and album by album, beginning with his 1976 solo debut Nine on a Ten Scale – not to mention his previous stint as the singer for Montrose – Hagar had painstakingly established himself as a force to be reckoned with.
Then, after a handful of solid, but modestly performing LPs, Hagar really hit his stride as the '80s got under way: swapping Capitol for Geffen Records, scoring his first platinum album with 1981's Standing Hampton, and making his maiden voyage into the Billboard Top 20 with 1982's gold-certified Three Lock Box.
It was therefore with great optimism that Hagar and his faithful backing band (guitarist Gary Pihl, keyboardist Jesse Harms, drummer David Lauser and bassist Bill Church – a fellow Montrose survivor) dove headlong into recording the eight tracks that would drive VOA, higher and faster into the music-buying public conscience than any Hagar product preceding it. "Drive" being the operative word, of course, since it was VOA's first song and single – the irrepressible "I Can't Drive 55" – which accelerated Hagar onto the rock radio airwaves and into the public consciousness like never before. (It should be noted that 1983's "Your Love is Driving Me Crazy" went higher on the pop charts.) Thanks to the rising reach and influence of MTV, the song's high-octane video made him a household name as well.
VOA was the last album Sammy Hagar recorded before he became the lead singer of Van Halen, and this effort shows why he was invited to join the band.
With songs like "I Can't Drive 55," he adds a simple melody to the song which never distracts from the all-important, hard-driving riff. On "Two Sides of Love," he shows that he has the ability to pull off a power ballad, wrenching every bit of feeling out of the song.
Like Hagar himself, VOA is never subtle, but in hard rock, that's a positive attribute.
One More Road is the third album by Dennis Weaver, released in 1975.
Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor best known for his work in television and films from the early 1950s until not long before his death in 2006. Weaver's two most notable roles were as Marshal Matt Dillon's trusty partner Chester Goode on the CBS western Gunsmoke and as Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC police drama McCloud. He starred in the 1971 television film Duel, the first film of director Steven Spielberg. He is also remembered for his role as the twitchy motel attendant in Orson Welles' film Touch of Evil (1958).
He studied drama and was a track star at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, setting records in several events. During World War II he served as a pilot in the United States Navy, flying the Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft.
He tried out for the 1948 U.S. Olympic team in the decathlon, finishing sixth behind 17-year-old high school track star Bob Mathias, two-time Olympic gold medalist decathlete, a United States Marine Corps officer, actor and United States Congressman. However, only the top three finishers were selected.
He landed the role of Chester Goode, the limping, loyal assistant of Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) on the new television series Gunsmoke. The stiff leg came about when the producer pointed out that sidekicks almost always have some failing or weakness that makes them less-capable than the star. It was his big break; the show would go on to become the highest-rated and longest-running live action series in United States television history (1955 to 1975). He received an Emmy Award in 1959 for Best Supporting Actor.
He released several singles and albums between 1959 and 1984, most notable of which was his eponymous LP in 1972, which featured a portrait of Weaver in character as McCloud; it was the first of seven albums he would record.
In 2002, he appeared on the animated series The Simpsons (episode "The Lastest Gun in the West") as the voice of aging Hollywood cowboy legend Buck McCoy.
Dennis Weaver was a vegetarian since 1958, a student of yoga and meditation since the 1960s, and a devoted follower of Paramahansa Yogananda, the Indian guru.
Sincerely is a compilation album by Eddie Dean, released by Shasta Records in 1975.
It contains "I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven" and "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)".
Eddie Dean (born Edgar Dean Glosup, July 9, 1907 – March 4, 1999) was an American western singer and actor whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time.
Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) introduced a new novelty in 1945: hour-long westerns in color. This was the first time a regular series of features was photographed in color, and Eddie Dean was chosen as the star of the series. The films were an immediate success, launching Dean as a popular western star and showcasing his pleasant baritone singing voice.
He joined Mercury Records in 1948, when he released "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)," written with his wife, Lorene Donnelly "Dearest" Dean (October 4, 1911—July 12, 2002), whom he married in 1931. The song became Billboard's No. 1 country hit as recorded by Jimmy Wakely and, later, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nat King Cole, Willie Nelson and over 30 other artists.
Dean was best known for "I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven" (1955), which became an even greater hit for Tex Ritter in 1961.
Dean appeared as Trail Boss Tim in a 1962 television short called The Night Rider, with Johnny Cash as Johnny Laredo. He guest starred twice on The Beverly Hillbillies in the 1963 episodes "Elly's Animals" and in the role of Sergeant Dean in "Jed Plays Solomon".
Dean continued recording for small labels and was a founder of The Country & Western Music Academy in 1964, to promote country/western music in the western states; this was in contrast to the Country Music Association, based in Nashville, Tennessee (then the center of the pop-oriented Nashville sound). At the first ceremony held in 1966 (thus predating its Nashville counterpart's award ceremony by a year), honoring the industry and artist from the previous year. This ceremony was the first awards ceremony in country music. Winners from the first ceremony included Kay Adams, Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens and Buck Owens. During the early 1970s, the organization changed its name to the Academy of Country and Western Music and finally to the Academy of Country Music to avoid confusion about whether the organization was a school.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Jimmy Wakely (born James Clarence Wakeley in 1914, d. 1982), one of the last singing cowboys, developed Shasta Records and owned two music publishing companies. He converted part of his California ranch into a recording studio, producing recordings for himself as well as for other country Western performers, including Tex Williams, Merle Travis, Eddie Dean, Tex Ritter and Rex Allen. For his recording work, Wakely has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Wakely married Dora Inez Miser on Friday the 13th of December in 1935. They had four children: Deanna, Carol, Linda and son Johnny. Their marriage lasted until his death in 1982.
In 1999, Dean died at the age of ninety-one of emphysema.
Autographed by Eddie Dean and his wife, "Dearest" Dean. Also signed by Producer Jimmy Wakely and his wife, Inez.
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Leroy Van Dyke's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Leroy Van Dyke, released in 1969.
Leroy Van Dyke (age 89; born October 4, 1929) is an American country music singer and guitarist. He is best known for his hits "The Auctioneer" (1956) and "Walk On By" (1961).
He was catapulted into country music fame in 1956 with his composition "The Auctioneer", co-written with Buddy Black, which sold over 2.5 million records. He wrote the song about the life of his cousin, National Auctioneers Association Hall of Famer Ray Sims, also a Missourian. Van Dyke had the lead role of a budding country music performer in the 1967 movie What Am I Bid?, in which Sims played himself as an auctioneer.
In his 50 years-plus career, Van Dyke has recorded more than 500 songs, dozens of them making the charts. His record of "Walk On By" (1961) was named by Billboard magazine in 1994 as the biggest country single of all time, based on sales, plays and weeks in the charts.
Leroy Van Dyke is a Korean War veteran, serving as a special agent in the U. S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corps.
He continues a full performance schedule, traveling from his 1,000-acre ranch in Missouri, where he raises premium quality Arabian mules. His business is managed by his wife, Gladys, and their son Ben plays lead guitar in all performances.