Johnny Cash, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, Cuby + Blizzards, Hooverphonic, Hauser, and The Gentlemen and Star Wars soundtrack.
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” - Johnny Cash
This week we got a great number of titles from the good old days, like country legend Johnny Cash his Greatest Hits, Volume II collection record, and Willie Dixon's blues masterpiece I am the Blues. Furthermore, we have Dr. John's perfect trip into the Rhythm and Blues music, Gumbo, and one of the highlights from the Dutch lowlands, Appleknockers Flophouse by Cuby + Blizzards. As we're moving southwards we have a fantastic Best Of record by the Belgian band Hooverphonic and from the East of Europe we're releasing the debut album Classic by 2Cellos member Hauser. We can't let our At The Movies label lovers down, so we got the brand new The Gentlemen soundtrack + a flaming vinyl edition of Music From The Star Wars Saga, ready for you to pick up at your local record store.
The legendary Dutch blues formation Cuby + Blizzards, founded by vocalist Harry Muskee and guitarist Eelco Gelling, released their fifth studio album in 1969. It contains most self-written songs and a few covers from well-known, international blues artists.
Dr John's Gumbowas released in 1972 and is in many ways a tribute to his hometown New Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals ("Iko Iko", "Tipitina", "Junko Partner" and "Stack-O-Lee") and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey Piano Smith ("Blow Wind Blow" and "Huey Smith Medley") Earl King and Earl Gaines ("Big Chief", "Let The Good Times Roll" and "Lonely Lonely Nights").
The songs of WilliamJames "Willie" Dixon (1915-1992) have been popularized by artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Eric Clapton, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. And way before that, he's been responsible for many of the hit recordings by original blues icons like Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf.
Music From The Star Wars Saga - The Essential Collection is an orchestral music compilation including tracks from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace until Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi. All songs are re-recorded by Robert Ziegler, alongside the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and members of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir. These includes the iconic Main Title composition, Duel Of The Fates, Yoda's Theme and The Imperial March.
From writer/director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) comes The Gentlemen, a star-studded sophisticated action-comedy. The score to the movie is composed by Academy Award-winning audio engineer, composer, and music editor Christopher Benstead (Gravity, Aladdin).
The dynamic young cellist who rocketed to fame as half of the genre-busting worldwide musical sensation 2CELLOS, Hauser is releasing his first solo recording with the London Symphony Orchestra. Each piece on Classic is a longtime favorite of Hauser's, which he chose to reinterpret for the cello along with arranger Robin Smith and producer Nick Patrick.
This greatest hits collection by the "The Man in Black" contains several of his well-known songs and fan favorites "A Boy Named Sue," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Daddy Sang Bass," and "Big River."
In 2021 it's already 25 years ago that Hooverphonic released their iconic first album A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular. To say that since then the group has earned their place in the Belgian - and international - music landscape is an understatement!