CD REVIEW: ALL THE KING’S MEN
The King’s Men are drummer D.J. Fontana and guitarist Scotty Moore, ace session men at Sam Philips’ Sun studio from the very onset and members of Elvis Presley’s band - hence the royal reference. Both DJ and Scotty were instrumental (!) in shaping the sound of what was to become rock and roll and for the past four decades they have been admired by famous, more famous and even most famous rock and pop instrumentalists.
All the King’s Men is a tribute to the sound of Scotty and DJ, with both protagonists participating on each track. You may be interested in the tribute of two King’s Men, Keith Richards and Ron Wood.
Exclusive: Carlo Little DEMO
Never Stop Rockin’: CARLO LITTLE's SOLO CD
EXCLUSIVE: First English review of Carlo Little’s solo album based on a one-off unique demo version of the unreleased album
Former temporary Stones drummer and one-time Charlie Watts replacement Carlo Little recorded his first solo album two years ago. Called Never Stop Rockin’, it mainly consists of pounding rock’n’roll and thumping Chicago blues.
He succeeded in recruiting Rick Brown (bs) and thus recreated the original rhythm section of Cyril Davies R&B All Stars! Equally present is Long John Baldry, who used to sing for Cyril Davies R&B All Stars and continued the band as Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Men after Cyril’s death. Moreover, famous friends and admirers such as Jeff Beck, Art Wood, Ron Wood, Nick Simper (Deep Purple and Screaming Lord Sutch), Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) or Geraint Watkins gladly added their talent. No wonder the band is called The Carlo Little All Stars! Regretfully, Carlo has not found a record company to release these fourteen tracks. Hoping to arouse some interest somewhere, Carlo burnt exactly one cd for me to review. A first article appeared in Flemish e-zine Keys and Chords and this is the first ever review in English! Carlo equally obliged to a phone interview to comment on his work.
Playing for BB King
If you rank BB King among the world's top blues performers, his “Duets” CD may be just for you - particularly because it features a duet with The Rolling Stones on BB King's own composition 'PAYING THE COST TO BE THE BOSS'.