This is an insightful and enlightening look at the life and works of the internationally renowned English garden designer. Rosemary Verey was the last of the great English garden legends. Although she embraced gardening late in life, she quickly achieved international renown. She was the acknowledged apostle of the English style, the must have adviser to the rich and famous - including Prince Charles and Elton John - and a wildly popular lecturer. She was a natural teacher who encouraged her fans to believe that they were fully capable of creating beautiful gardens while validating their quest for a native vernacular, She also re-introduced the English to their own gardening traditions. A demanding taskmaster and a relentless perfectionist, Rosemary Verey, in her life as in her work, was the very personification of the English garden style.
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(RCA - Special Collector´s Edition) 10 tracks Mono - may be played on either monaural or stereophonic phonographs - few copies The sensational Astronauts, RCA Victor´s five-man space team that orbits at 33 1/2 rpm, have won for themselves an A-OK rating the world over. In this country they have made numerous appearances on network TV—including ´Hullabaloo,´ the top-rated teen show—and theirs is the only group of its kind that has played over 100 universities, performing for concerts and dances. The boys have their own TV program, ´Count Down with the Astronauts,´ which is seen in four major West Coast markets, and there are plans to syndicate the show nationally. Ever since the group´s formation in Boulder, Colorado, the Astronauts have traveled quickly in one direction UP ! Bob Demmon, the oldest of the Astronauts, is the group´s leader. Born in Boulder, Bob can´t remember ever wanting any career other than one in music. He started trumpet lessons in the fifth grade, sang in a choir in junior high school, studied piano, and won six straight blue ribbons at Colorado solo contests during high school. When he started school at the University of Colorado, his mother put four hundred dollars in a bank account for him, and that very afternoon he went to Denver and spent it on a new electric guitar. Bob also managed to keep his college average at a B, and was graduated in 1962 from the University with a Bachelor of Music degree. Rich Fifield plays lead guitar for the Astronauts and does half the up-front singing. Born in Nebraska, Rich too always wanted to be a musician— and made his ´unprofessional´ debut when he was five, singing for ice cream cones at a local malt shop. He made his professional debut in high school, singing with a local combo, and since 1958 (when he was seventeen) , Rich has supported himself as a musician. He studied at Colorado State University, and joined the Astronauts in August of 1961. Of all the Astronauts, Jim Gallagher (youngest of the Astronauts, who are all in their twenties) comes from the most musical family. His father played trumpet for bands in Chicago for about ten years and his mother was a vocalist with the Hal Kemp band, among others. But Jim didn´t always want to be a musician ; until the third grade, he had his heart set on medicine ! By the time he reached eighth grade, drumming ´in any form´ was what he wanted to do— and drumming is what he has done ever since. For the Astronauts, Jim is a one-man percussion section who builds the big beat behind the group´s four twanging guitars. Jim studied at the University of Colorado in Boulder, but left school to join the Astronauts. Dennis Lindsey writes most of the Astronaut´s comedy material, plays guitar, and also displays a unique talent for vocal imitations. A Coloradan born and bred, Dennis studied at the Pasadena Playhouse in California and at the University of Colorado. He enjoys dramatics and has composed music. His spare time is devoted to activities ranging from painting and Spanish guitar playing to hunting, fishing and skiing—favorites of most of this action group. ´I had a lot of ambitions when I was a child,´ says Stormy Patterson, the Astronaut´s bass guitarist. ´First I wanted to own a large ranch, then I wanted to be a movie star.´ Storm began his musical career by learning to play the ukulele when he was ten. He bought his first guitar at thirteen, and at fifteen was playing in his first rock-and-roll band. Storm studied at Colorado State College in Greeley, but left school to play with the Astronauts. He shares the up-front honors with Rich Fifield. The Astronauts, all five, are GO all the way, as this collection of rousing favorites proves.
(2011 ´Delmark´) (60:19/14) Toronzo Cannon, Jahrgang 1968, ist zweifelsohne eine der Bluesüberraschungen des Jahres! Erstaunlich, mit welchem Selbstbewusstsein er seinen eigenen Songs arrangiert und interpretiert. Sein Gitarrenton ist satt, manchmal kräftig angezerrt und laut mit viel Sustain. Sein Gesang ist kraftvoll und eigenständig und verbindet Blues mit Soul. Jahrelang hat er sich mit schlecht bezahlten Jobs durchgeschlagen. Das könnte sich mit diesem herausragenden Album ändern! Sehr zu empfehlen ´My grandfather´s records were consistent blues.´ remembers Toronzo, who was born in Chicago on Valentine´s Day. 1968. ´And then when my aunts and uncles would come over. that´s when the blues would be played. Whenever there was a family thing – like my aunt. my uncle, my grandfather´s brother and his wife. they would come over and play cards and all of that stuff, and at family reunions, you [would] hear the music.´ It was in the air around the neighborhood. as well. Toronzo grew up on the South Side. not far from Theresa´s Lounge, the legendary little basement juke at the corner of 48th and Indiana where Junior Wells held forth whenever he was in town. ´My uncle, Richard Cannon. worked for Theresa´s.´ he recalls. ´He worked down in there´ a general overall guy. That´s how he got to play drums with Buddy [Guy] and Junior whenever their drummer was late. I used to go to Baldwin Ice Cream, my brother and sister and I, right down the street from Theresa´s, about half a block. I would look over the banister, because I knew my uncles hung out there. I couldn´t get in, of course, but I would just look down there to see what´s going on. All this stuff started coming back to me when I started playing guitar years later.´ By that time. Toronzo was in his early 20s. and he still wasn´t thinking of himself as a bluesman. ´I was listening to a John Cougar song´ it had a heavy acoustic sound in it. My sister was taking piano lessons. and I asked her, and she bought me an acoustic guitar, a Harmony. at a pawn shop. And that´s how I started. ´I was listening to a lot of reggae, too. at the time: I´d look at videos of Bob Marley playing. and that´s how I learned my chords. I knew of Hendrix, but I didn´t really ´know´ Hendrix when I started playing guitar. I heard tapes of him, but they were always bootleg tapes, not good quality. But then when I saw a videotape. it just freaked me out.´ The pieces were coming into place. but it took some immersion in the live music scene for the aspiring young fretman to find his blues inspiration – which, in his case. meant re-kindling something that had been dormant inside him for years. ´When I had a jam to go to.´ he explains, ´it would be a blues jam. My aunt´s records and my grandfather´s records and my uncles´ and all of that started coming back [to me]´ I was like. ´Oh. okay – all right!´ I started putting names with the stuff that I used to hear –the Tyrone Davises and the Johnnie Taylors, and then the Muddys and the Howlin´ Wolfs and all of that — I just got more into it. Going back, thinking about my grandfather´s music, my aunts and uncles. and Theresa´s. and all that stuff started coming back — ´Okay. wow, dig this!´ Man. I lived in a rich blues neighborhood and didn´t even know it!´ Toronzo´s first professional gig was with vocalist Tommy McCracken at the Taste of Chicago. the city´s annual lake front food festival, in about 1997. Since then, he´s become steadily active on the Chicago scene as both a bandleader and a sideman, and he´s also been received enthusiastically overseas. In 2007. his self-released CD MY WOMAN garnered critical and popular acclaim. As this disk shows. Toronzo´s gifts — as both a lyricist and an improviser — continue to develop and become richer. That shouldn´t be surprising, considering the role models he´s acquired over the years. ´Elmore James. J.B. Hutto, Hound Dog Taylor,´ he enthuses, ´those guys put chill bumps on my arms, and they make my eyes well up with tears sometimes. When they come to that down-home, hollerin´ type blues. those cats kill me, man, and I love ´em. I wanted to kinda give a shout-out to that kind of blues. She Loved Me is like [Muddy Waters´ version of Slim Harpo´s] King Bee, like a dirty kind of King Bee-type thing...