Monday, June 6, 2011
Elvis Presley borned on January 8, 1935 and passed away in August 16, 1977. He was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis aka King of Rock and Roll aka the King. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an up-tempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country rhythm and blues.
Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best selling solo artist in the history of popular music.
Colourised version of the popular song from the film in 1957. It's Jail-house Rock...
... and his live performance with song called Suspicious mind (1970)
Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was a piano player, singer, and performer, separately and simultaneously. On stage, Simone moved from gospel to blues, jazz, and folk, to numbers with European classical styling, and Bach-style counterpoint fugues. She incorporated monologues and dialogues with the audience into the program, and often used silence as a musical element. Simone compared it to mass hypnosis. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Throughout her career, Simone assembled a collection of songs that would become standards in her repertoire (apart from the civil rights songs). These songs were self-written tunes, tributes to works by others with a new arrangement by Simone, or songs written especially for Simone.Simone's bearing and stage presence earned her the title "High priestess of soul".
Listen to the song called "Ain't Got No...I've Got Life", its a great inspiration for people who may be going through hard times. Remember you've got life and can get anything if you believe in yourself and your abilities.
This song was written by the Bee Gees in 1967. Listen to Nina's version, I think a lot of people know's her version. Enjoy