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R.I.P., Ray Phiri! (My ‚Graceland‘ memories)

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Last Friday (July 14, 2017), Jon Pareles posted this obituary in the New York Times: Ray Phiri, ‘Graceland’ Guitarist and Anti-Apartheid Bandleader, Dies at 70

Ray Phiri, the South African guitarist who reached an international audience backing Paul Simon on the albums “Graceland” and “The Rhythm of the Saints” and who founded Stimela, a widely acclaimed, long-running band that confronted apartheid, died on Wednesday at a clinic in Nelspruit, South Africa. He was 70.


I never talked to Ray Phiri in person. But I must have seen him when visiting a rehearsal of the „Graceland“ tour in London for an interview with Paul Simon. He and his collaborators caught a lot of flak back then because they were accused of violating the cultural boycott against South Africa’s apartheid regime.
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18. Juli 2017 at 0:59

Amazon Is Now The 3rd Biggest Music Subscription Service

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(…) Amazon’s achievement is even more impressive than it first appears. Amazon’s music streaming adoption is concentrated among 4 of its Amazon Prime markets: US, Japan, Germany and UK. In these markets 35% of Amazon Prime subscribers are Amazon Prime Music or Amazon Prime Music Unlimited users.

Music Industry Blog

At MIDiA we have long argued that Amazon is the dark horse of streaming music. That horse is not looking so dark anymore. We’ve been tracking weekly usage of streaming music apps on a quarterly basis since 2016 and we’ve seen Amazon growing strongly quarter upon quarter. To the extent that Amazon Prime Music is now the 2nd most widely used streaming music app, 2nd only to Spotify which benefits from a large installed base of free users to boost its numbers. So, in terms of pure subscription services, Amazon has the largest installed base of weekly active users.

But it’s not just in terms of active users that Amazon is making such headway. It is racking up subscribers too. Based on conversations with rights holders and other industry executives we can confirm that Amazon is now the 3rd largest subscription service. Amazon has around 16 million…

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P.Funk finds (photos from the late ’80s or early ’90s)

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Just found these photos:


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R.I.P., Chris Roberts! (Das waren noch Texte: „Ich heiße Karl-Heinz / Und komme aus Mainz / Mein Hobby ist Love!“)

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Er reichte nicht an Udo Jürgens heran (und nicht mal an Gunter Gabriel). Aber ich muss gestehen, dass es mal eine (sehr frühe!) Phase in meinem Leben gab, als ich Chris Roberts (R.I.P.) mochte. Ich höre gerade wieder in sein Schaffenswerk hinein und stieß auf diesen Gaga-Klassiker:

Ich heiße Karl-Heinz
Und komme aus Mainz
Doch weil das heut nicht gefragt ist
Bin ich jetzt der Bill
Aus Blueberry Hill
Mein Hobby ist Love!

Better goes it not.

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Written by Peter Jebsen

3. Juli 2017 at 23:51

Public Enemy’s Chuck D: „Get our new album while it’s free!“ (until July 4)

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Public Enemy: Nothing Is Quick In The Desert

Public Enemy: Nothing Is Quick In The Desert

On Public Enemy’s Bandcamp page, Chuck D just announced:

After 30 years, 106 tours across 105 countries and countless records, THANK YOU! This one is on Public Enemy. Get it while it’s free.

„Nothing Is Quick In The Desert“ will be available until July 4. I am listening to it right now – what I’ve heard so far is great!

Rolling Stone reports:

The 13-track album features guest appearances from Ice-T, PMD of EPMD, Easy Mo Bee, Sammy Vegas and Solé. Longtime collaborator David „CDOC“ Snyder produced the record, with help from Stetsasonic’s Daddy-O, DJ Pain 1, Mike Redman, Dejuan Boyd, JP Hesser and Public Enemy’s Professor Griff and DJ Lord.

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Written by Peter Jebsen

3. Juli 2017 at 1:47

Don’t miss the brilliant music documentary „Searching for Sugar Man“ (free streaming until March 23)!

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My favorite movie of Filmfest Hamburg 2012 (blog post in German) is being streamed for free by German/French public broadcaster arte until Monday, March 23, 2017 (link to arte’s media library). Watch the trailer of „Searching for Sugar Man“, „the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was“ (Rotten Tomatoes):

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May 2017: George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic live in Europe

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George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic will invade Europe earlier than usual in 2017: Instead of July, they will visit in May already. The following dates have been confirmed to me by George’s European booking agent Georg Leitner Productions:

2017-04-30 De Roma, Antwerp, Belgium
2017-05-01 Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
2017-05-03 Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL
2017-05-04 KB, Malmö, Sweden
2017-05-05 DR Koncerhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
2017-05-06 Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
2017-05-07 The Circus. Helsinki, Finland
2017-05-08 Göta Lejon, Stockholm, Sweden
2017-05-10 O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
2017-05-11 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
2017-05-12 O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
2017-05-13 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
2017-05-14 Funk and Soul Weekender, Camber Sands, UK
2017-05-15 O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
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Written by Peter Jebsen

23. Februar 2017 at 22:40

Two funk giants have left us: R.I.P., Junie Morrison and Clyde „Funky Drummer“ Stubblefield!

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Junie Morrison/Clyde StubblefieldLast year’s passing of Prince (blog post in German), Sharon Jones, and Bernie Worrell have been huge blows to funk and soul fans already. The sad news continue: On January 21, 2017, ex-Ohio Player and P.Funk All-Star Junie Morrison died, followed by Clyde Stubblefield (this Saturday, February 18).

One of Junie Morrison’s major claims to fame was the Funkadelic classic „One Nation Under A Groove“:

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Written by Peter Jebsen

22. Februar 2017 at 21:45

Video-Download-Tipp: Rolling Stones auf Kuba („Havana Moon“)

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The Rolling Stones at Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, USA

Photo: Jim Pietryga / Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Wie ich in meinem Beitrag über den 3sat-„Pop around the clock“-Tag am 31.12.2016 schrieb, war ich am meisten auf „Havana Moon“ gespannt, den geschichtsträchtigen Auftritt der Rolling Stones auf Kuba. Ich habe ihn gestern gesehen und kann mich den begeisterten Kritikerstimmen anschließen: eine tolle, energiegeladene Show mit gut aufgelegten Musikern, die auch untereinander großen Spaß hatten, und einem unglaublich ekstatischen Publikum. Selbst einer meiner meistgehassten Stones-Songs („I Can’t Get No Satisfaction“) war durch den fetten, vorantreibenden Beat von Charlie Watts erträglich.

Das Video ist noch bis zum 14. Januar 2017 in der 3sat-Mediathek abrufbar. Im o. g. Blog-Beitrag erkläre ich, wie man es mit der kostenlosen MediathekView-Software herunterladen kann.

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„Pop around the clock 2016“ bei 3sat: Alte weiße Herren machen Musik – dennoch ein paar Download-Tipps

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Pop around the clock (3sat-Screenshot)

Pop around the clock (3sat-Screenshot)

Im vergangenen Jahr war ich gnädig und sprach von einem „Festtag für Freunde der Live-Musik“, denn damals gab es wenigstens noch „Ausrutscher“ wie Katy Perry, Miley Cirus, Die Fantastischen Vier, One Direction und Revolverheld. Gegenüber dem, was ab morgen (am Samstag/Sonntag, 31.12.2016/1.1.2017) bei „Pop around the clock“ auf 3sat läuft, war aber selbst die Programmgestaltung des Springsteen-Fans Peter Rüchel beim WDR-Rockpalast vergleichsweise progressiv. Der hatte damals immerhin auch farbigere bis buntere Bands wie George Clinton und Parliament/Funkadelic oder Ian Dury & the Blockheads dabei.

3sat hingegen versteht unter „Pop“ 2016 primär alte weiße Herren – und holt dafür selbst Journey und Foreigner aus der Mottenkiste.
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Written by Peter Jebsen

30. Dezember 2016 at 10:07

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